Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Timothy McGee. (Mentions Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard - unrequited. Abigail Sciuto/Timothy McGee - past)
Length: 5,210 in total
Author on LJ: slash4femme
Author Website: None of which I am aware
Why this must be read:
I'm an OTP girl in the good old-fashioned sense of the word - or at least I was. What I thought was a 'one-off' when I read a Gibbs/McGee story purely because I stumbled across it has turned into me actively seeking such stories out. Not that there's many out there, but what there is is excellent.
The most prolific Gibbs/McGee writer is Slash4Femme and I am totally hooked on the way she writes the characters. Not just Gibbs and Tim, but all the NCIS characters. She has an excellent feel for them, makes them real, shows how team-orientated they are and I personally find them very much in character.
This trilogy of stories, all of which can be read as stand-alone stories are favourites and they spin a tale of love, affection, romance, deep caring, understanding, team spirit, team support and friendship. Basically the couple come out to their team mates, bit by bit.
Somewhat poignantly in the first story are two scenes one between Gibbs and Abby and one between Ducky and McGee and they mirror one another.
In the second story the 'knowledge' spreads to the rest of the team and all is well.
However, then Slash4Femme hits us with a third story where she has used her personal knowledge about the law and we encounter the other side to two men falling in love and wanting to be together.
They are excellent stories from beginning to end that draw you in and captivate you and keep you reading. They are the people we see on the screens week in and week out and they are so well portrayed. Slash4Femme's love of the characters and their relationship comes over so very clearly, as does her love for the entire team.
If Gibbs/McGee isn't something you've considered before, I really recommend giving them a go.
McGee turns to see Ducky limping towards him. There in the hall leading to the parking garage. It’s after a long day of work and Tim likes Ducky a lot but he really just wants to go home and take a shower.
“Yeah Ducky, what is it?”
“May I have a word?”
“Um, sure Ducky, were do you want to go?”
“There’s a coffee shop just a little ways from here. I don’t think it will be too much out of either of our way. That is if you wouldn’t mind?”
Tim blinks. He can’t imagine Ducky in a coffee shop but then again he could use the caffeine
“That sounds fine. I’ll follow you.”
The coffee shop is small, and nice with booths and Ducky immediately maneuvers his way into one by the window. Tim gets a large coffee and gets Ducky tea and then sits down facing the other man, feeling slightly mystified about what there doing here to begin with. Ducky takes a sip of his tea, then sighs and looks up at Tim then looks back down at his tea. Tim waits.
“Your probably wondering what I’m doing asking you here.”
“It’s just that I’ve noticed some things and they seems to be forming themselves into a pattern, of sorts. And I thought I should speak to you, to sort out truth from, shall we, say rumor or maybe fancy would be a better word.”
Ducky looks back up at Tim. Tim waits quietly for Ducky to come to the point. Ducky looks back down at his tea.
“Oh dear there is no real tactful way of putting this.”
Ducky looks up and meets Tim’s eyes holding his gaze squarely.
“Are you and Jethro involved romantically, or are you two merely sleeping together?”
Is He Happy?
*Hands virtual cookies to adriannacoylho & ashley_pitt for their guess being correct* One down, two to go, ladies.