Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
Author on LJ: erehwon6
Author Website: None of which I am aware
Why this must be read:
Santa is visiting NCIS - or is he? Sage will explain all in this story. Sage has been writing NCIS fanfiction for a few years and writes both Gibbs/Ducky and Abby/McGee and has a great feel for both couples.
This is another story that was specifically written for someone and as she always does, Sage put a lot of effort into crafting it to fit the request.
It's another team story and has some great interaction and banter and siblings exchanges and hits all of the emotions and has many lovely touches. It made me me smile, sniffle, chuckle softly and go gooey. It's a really touching story that is nicely romantic and Christmassy and full of love without going over-board into the unbelievable.
It is very much in character from beginning to end. And the story is set in the earlier seasons and along with the banter, etc. it also looks at what it's like to be the new girl and/or boy coming into an established team.
“Anyone know where Gibbs is going?” McGee asked, getting their thoughts back onto the pertinent topic.
“Gee I don’t know, Problet, isn’t there some kind of magical techy program thingy you can do to figure it out?”
“There’s no need to be facetious Tony.” Kate went back to reading over the report on her desk. Checking it over yet again for any elusive typos; she was sure as hell not spending the small hours of Christmas Eve staying at work to retype it again. It was bad enough having to call her family to tell them she wouldn’t be home for Christmas, again, and listen to them complain about her job sucking the life out of her and how it was always her top priority. The idea of them, in some warped way, being right was just too much.
“If Gibbs wanted us to know, then he’d have told us. Maybe I’ve just not come across it yet, but there isn’t a Gibbs rule that we can’t have our own lives.”
“Hmm yeah, I haven’t heard of that one either,” Tony conceded. Then he looked up, uncomfortable at having all their attention on him. “Well for whatever reason he’s not here, which makes me team leader. So all of you get back to work.”
I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa