April 14th, 2009

Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Done!

In December 2007, leda_speaks took over and re-built ncis_drabble. A few weeks later she decided, on a then 'trial period' to  opened up all past prompts to be available for writing at any time, rather than having occasional 'free weeks' when all past challenges were open for writing. At the end of that five week period she decided to make it a permanent thing.

When she did this I decided that I would aim to write at least one drabble for all the prompts I hadn't written (sixty one in total) and gradually over the months, as well as writing at least one drabble (or double drabble or triple drabble, stories between 100 - 300 words are permitted, but my stories have to be exactly 100 or 200 or 300 words) for each week, I've been drabbling away at the older ones. In fact as part of my Fannish New Year's Resolutions this year I resolved to write fifteen of the remaining ones I had left. I achieved that last month and decided to set myself an additional resolution: to write the remaining eighteen.

And over the Easter weekend I have done that thing (well fifteen of the eighteen, the other three were already written). It's not what I should have been writing, I should have been finishing my story for periwinkle27 and writing a birthday story, but J and I ended up with a nasty little bug of the sore throat, swollen glands (just me, but whenever I get anything buggy like it goes to my glands) and generally feeling 'urgh'. So instead I devoted my writing time to drabbling.

I hadn't posted them all yet, I still have eight plus this week's left to post, but plan to do so over the next few days or so.

And I am not alone in this 'mad idea', someone else (kaylashay) has already achieved this 'goal' and I believe at least one one other person (eyes ami_ven) might well be planning the same thing.

Drabbling really is addictive.
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Crack Van Rec 6: Reflections I & II - RedVelvetRibbon (PG-13)

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Timothy McGee
Length: 2,073 in total
Author on LJ: redvelvetribbon
Author Website: None of which I am aware
Why this must be read:

RedVelvetRibbon was the person who first enticed me into reading Gibbs/McGee in what I thought would be a one off. Since that story she hadn't written another one that was just Gibbs/McGee so I was delighted when recently up popped one and then with a little gentle 'persuading' she very kindly wrote the companion piece to it.

The stories, the first from Gibbs's and the second from Tim's point of view, are very poignant and moving as they are about each man's fears that they aren't really what the other wants, that they will soon lose the other person. Tim has changed because he thinks that is what Gibbs wants and that Gibbs wouldn't want him as he was, but Gibbs is troubled by all the changes Tim has made because he thinks the day will soon come when Tim will have changed and grown so much as to move on from him. Talk about two men needing their heads banged together - someone needs to sit them down and tell them to talk.

The characterisation is excellent. I know people might think at first that the idea of Gibbs being uncertain and worried about losing a lover is totally OOC, but it isn't. He has a vulnerable side, we see it; it's well hidden, but it's there and we don't know what goes on in his head. So to me it was very easy to read the story from his POV and totally and utterly believe it. Ditto with Tim, who is on the face of it more vulnerable and uncertain and I find the reason RedVelvetRibbon gives for all the changes he made totally believable and in character.

A really good pair of stories that allow you to get into the heads of two wonderful men and see beyond what we see on the screen.

There are so far three more stories in this universe, but they are still part of a WIP series, whereas, in effect, these two can stand alone.

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Reflection I
Reflections II
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Fiction. Two unrelated Gibbs/Fornell Triple Drabbles

TITLE: Not Fooled
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
FANDOM: NCIS
PAIRINGS: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Tobias Fornell (Unrequited). Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Other (not named)
GENRE: Pre-Slash
SUMMARY: A sequel to All About Control. Unbeknown to Fornell, Gibbs is aware of Fornell's feelings.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 300
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ncis_drabble 'Fool' Challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

Not Fooled



TITLE: A Trip Down Memory Lane
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
FANDOM: NCIS
PAIRINGS: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Tobias Fornell. Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard (past)
GENRE: Slash
SUMMARY: Gibbs takes Fornell on a road trip.
RATING: PG
WORD COUNT: 300
WARNING: Major character death implied.
AUTHOR'S NOTE:Written for ncis_drabble 'Road 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.

A Trip Down Memory Lane
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Fiction. Missing Air Force One (Kate Todd)

TITLE: Missing Air Force One
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
FANDOM: NCIS
CHARACTER: Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
GENRE: Gen
SUMMARY: Set during Marine Down. Kate really misses Air Force One.
RATING: G
WORD COUNT: 200
SPOILERS: Marine Down
AUTHOR'S NOTES:  Every time I see this episode I always feel so sorry for Kate. Written for ncis_drabble 'Politics' Challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

Missing Air Force One