January 28th, 2008

Animals: Deer & Rabbit

Fiction. Shopping Trips (Gibbs/Ducky)

TITLE: Shopping Trips
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Slash
SUB-GENRE: First Time. AUish (maybe)
SUMMARY: There is more than one kind of trip. And sometimes one has to know when to let go.
WARNINGS: None really, although the POV is an outside observer (and somewhat different) so it is kind of voyeuristic.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ncis_flashfic 'Trip' challenge
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

( Shopping Trips )
Animals: Deer & Rabbit

Crack_Van Rec 12: The Puzzle by Sharpiesgal (PG)

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Author on LJ: sharpiesgal
Author Website: N/A

Why this must be read:

The end of Season Three double episode Hiatus spawned a vast amount of stories and this is another beautiful, poignant, moving one. Chris gets inside Gibbs's head incredibly well and explains why he had to leave: the job, the team and Ducky. He is in Mexico and he sends a cry for help to Abby, knowing that she will share it with Ducky - he is, of course correct.

It's a short story, very bitter-sweet and painful in parts, but incredibly tender and full of love. Not just the love Gibbs and Ducky have for one another, but the love that Abby, who plays a role in the story has for both men. Despite it's shortness, Chris nonetheless manages to pack a considerable amount of emotion and depth into the story. Yes, the premise is simple on one level, but Leroy Jethro Gibbs is far from being a simple man, and Chris shows this. It packs a real punch and can make me smile and sniff hard at the same time. It is very moving and touching and full of the love and affection Gibbs and Ducky share.

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The Puzzle