AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
CHARACTERS: Gibbs, Ducky, Jimmy, McGee, OMC
SUB-GENRE: Established Relationship. Angst
SUMMARY: A person from Ducky's past turns up and Jethro learns something about his old friend and lover, whilst Ducky is forced to reface the past he had tried to put behind him.
SPOILERS: Potentially for future Season Six episode(s).
WORD COUNT: 5,169
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Cut for future spoilers. I actually had the idea for this story about a couple of years ago, following 'Faking It' when Ducky says he's been an ME for twenty-five years. My bunny came up with the idea of what he'd done before that and a brief 'outline' (one sentence - 'Ducky was originally a surgeon but was responsible for the death of a patient, so decided not to work with the living any longer) went into my WIP folder. Said bunny then got side-tracked by other stories, but when I read Shane Brennan's Cast Dossier which for Ducky said: 'With a long career in forensic medicine, the venerable Dr. 'Ducky' Mallard has seen everything, but there is something in his past he'd prefer to forget', says Brennan. 'And in an upcoming episode, Ducky's shocking and emotional secret will leave fans stunned'. I thought I had better get my story written before the episode is shown. So this is my idea of 'Ducky's shocking secret'.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.