April 3rd, 2009

Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Crack_Van Rec 2: A Trilogy - Slash4Femme (PG/PG-13)

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Timothy McGee. (Mentions Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard - unrequited. Abigail Sciuto/Timothy McGee - past)
Length: 5,210 in total
Author on LJ: slash4femme
Author Website: None of which I am aware
Why this must be read:

I'm an OTP girl in the good old-fashioned sense of the word - or at least I was. What I thought was a 'one-off' when I read a Gibbs/McGee story purely because I stumbled across it has turned into me actively seeking such stories out. Not that there's many out there, but what there is is excellent.

The most prolific Gibbs/McGee writer is Slash4Femme and I am totally hooked on the way she writes the characters. Not just Gibbs and Tim, but all the NCIS characters. She has an excellent feel for them, makes them real, shows how team-orientated they are and I personally find them very much in character.

This trilogy of stories, all of which can be read as stand-alone stories are favourites and they spin a tale of love, affection, romance, deep caring, understanding, team spirit, team support and friendship. Basically the couple come out to their team mates, bit by bit.

Somewhat poignantly in the first story are two scenes one between Gibbs and Abby and one between Ducky and McGee and they mirror one another.

In the second story the 'knowledge' spreads to the rest of the team and all is well.

However, then Slash4Femme hits us with a third story where she has used her personal knowledge about the law and we encounter the other side to two men falling in love and wanting to be together.

They are excellent stories from beginning to end that draw you in and captivate you and keep you reading. They are the people we see on the screens week in and week out and they are so well portrayed. Slash4Femme's love of the characters and their relationship comes over so very clearly, as does her love for the entire team.

If Gibbs/McGee isn't something you've considered before, I really recommend giving them a go.

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*Hands virtual cookies to adriannacoylho & ashley_pitt for their guess being correct* One down, two to go, ladies.