Pairing: Abigail Sciuto/Timothy McGee. Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard. (Anthony DiNozzo/Abigail Sciuto - past relationship).
Characters: Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tobias Fornell
Author on LJ: erehwon6
Author Website: None of which I am aware.
Why this must be read:
This is another story in Sage's wonderful Lola Verse series. The series that not only made me love kiddy-fic, but made me want more - fortunately there are a total of twenty stories in this series plus several others Sage has written since.
This part deals with the impending arrival of the newest member of the team and it serves to rally the entire team together - in ways they had probably never envisaged being rallied. Abby, insistent on working as long as possible, goes into labour whilst at the office - so it's a race against time to get her to the hospital. Of course she can't just go with one person, can she? So she sets off - in the NCIS truck - accompanied by Gibbs, Ducky, McGee and DiNozzo, whilst Jimmy and Ziva are left behind to mind the store'.
On the face of it the story is a giggle a minute from beginning to end with some amazing lines that are seamlessly written so that the humour is natural and not at all forced and you can clearly hear the characters say them. But as with all of Sage's stories, what you might think you are getting first off, is not what you get. Yes, the story is packed with humour, but it is also crammed full of love and affection, not only between the two couples, but between the entire team - even the two who aren't actually there. It made me smile and also wipe away the tears, it is that touching a story - and I don't 'do' children. And once again it is so real; it is the people we see on the screen - the characters are spot on; it is what we see week in and week out - it could so easily be an episode.
“Boss is it really necessary to drive like this?” DiNozzo said, his knuckles turning white gripping the door handle “I know you want to get there soon, but killing us all in the process isn’t going to help.”
“Relax DiNozzo, I’ve been driving since before you could even say car and never killed anyone … at least not that way.”
“Well y’know what they say about first time for everything.”
“Uh, do you guys hear something?” McGee began
“What aside from Abby cussing out the entire male population, and Ducky trying to talk her out of murdering us?” DiNozzo answered
“Nah I think she just wants to kill you,” Gibbs noted “You were saying, Tim.”
“Yeah, it sounds like something’s up with the truck.”
“Abs, Duck, can you keep quiet for a bit …” they listened intently “Right, thanks”
Gibbs pulled over.
Safe In The Arms Of Love