April 27th, 2009

Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Crack_Van Rec 13: An Old Fashioned Gentleman - Slash4Femme (PG-13)

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Donald 'Ducky' Mallard/Tobias Fornell. (Mentions Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard - unrequited.  Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Tobias Fornell - past/unrequited)
Length: 2,550
Author on LJ: slash4femme
Author Website: None of which I am aware
Why this must be read:

Slash4Femme doesn't just write her favourite pairing (Gibbs/McGee) she writes a couple of others. Again, this breaks my OTP reading habits and this is not a pairing I have ever even considered. However, as I'd enjoyed her Gibbs/McGee stories so much and as I love both Ducky and Fornell, I thought I'd give it a go. In truth I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did.

Once again Slash4Femme has a superb grasp on the characters and writes them so well, so in character and in such a believable way. There's a great deal of poignancy in the story as in effect Ducky and Tobias both have something in common: their unrequited love for Gibbs and in part this draws them together. But it's not just a case of 'second best'. Yes, it brought them together, but it's more than that.

The build up is slow and very fitting as it the title - Ducky truly is 'an old fashioned gentleman'.

This is not just a rare pairing, this is the only story I have actually come across about this pairing. But the way Slash4Femme writes them once more had me asking for more. It's gentle, in many ways it's chaste, it is chaste, it has a lot of friendship and affection between Gibbs and Ducky and Gibbs and Fornell, we see NCIS vs. the FBI, which I always love and is a really good read.

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An Old Fashioned Gentleman
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Prompt list for the third older_not_dead promptathon

The prompt list for the third older_not_dead has now been posted.

We had thirty-two fandom represented as well as some prompts that were not fandom/pairing specific.

I'm not going to list all thirty-two fandoms, but some of the most popular were:

Due South (a variety of pairings)
NCIS (a variety of pairings)
The Man From U.N.C.L.E
The Professionals

There are also several 'rare' fandoms/pairings - which was great to see.

But even if your fandom hasn't appeared and you'd like to write a story/produce artwork, check out the 'fandom/pairing-free' section.

And remember, this is open to both writers and artists. Posting begins on 1st May and continues for the entire month of May.
Autumn: Trees (Golden)

Fiction. The Time Has Come (Ducky & Jimmy)

TITLE: The Time Has Come
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
CHARACTERS: Donald 'Ducky' Mallard & Jimmy Palmer
SUMMARY: Jimmy is tested.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ncis_drabble 'Test' Challenge.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

The Time Has Come