Pairing: Anthony DiNozzo/Maddie Tyler
Author on LJ: philleegirl
Author Website: None of which I am aware
Why this must be read:
This is the first of my non-Gibbs/Ducky recs. The reason I am recc'ing it is simply because PhilLeeGirl captured my imagination with her The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer' series and had me waiting eagerly for more.
This is not the first story in the series, it is actually the ninth (the entire series and more Tony/Maddie stories can be read by clicking on the link above), but there was something about this that made it stand out over the others. Partly it's because it is so different to have an entire story purely by IMing. And that is all it is: an IM exchange between Tony who is in Iraq and Maddie who is back home waiting for him.
It brought out a mixture of emotions as I read it; I smiled, I sniffled, I sighed happily - I simply loved it. PhilLeeGirl uses past references to other stories/episodes extremely well, but works them in so seamlessly it doesn't just seem she has put them in to show us that she knows about them.
Overall it shows a couple very much in love, very committed to one another and very in tune with one another. It shows us another side of DiNozzo; one that I wish we'd see more often on the show - the mature, caring, kind DiNozzo (that we know exists), but the one who hasn't lost his sense of fun as well.
morelikestevemcqueen: Okay, first, you’re one talking about your ass. Two, what if I was actually deployed over here. Three, that reminds me this government satellite sucks, so if I suddenly disappear its cause I lost signal not been blown up. Okay?
notabobbysoxer: Thanks :-(
notabobbysoxer: I’ve been trying not to think about the fact that you could get blown up and you have to bring it up. And make a damn joke out of it. It isn’t funny.
morelikestevemcqueen: Maddie, are you still there? I really am sorry.
During In The Zone