I have three main ideas vying for 'attention' so I thought I'd do a little poll to get a feeling for what grabs people. Even if you don't actually read Gibbs/Ducky, I'd welcome your opinion.
Anyway, my three ideas are:
The longer version of the ideas
1. Gibbs and Ducky are in a committed established relationship, indeed they are living together, when during a trip for an ME's conference Ducky comes face to face with Shannon and Kelly and manages to ascertain they were actually put into the Witness Protection Program. After a lot of thought, Ducky decides he has to do the honourable thing and tell Jethro. Jethro's initial reaction is just to try to put it out of his mind. However, he can't and decides he has to go and see them, if only from a distance.
2. An AU where in order to raise some money for an operation his mother needs, Gibbs joins a male 'escort' agency. His first client is Ducky who takes a liking for the young man and offers him a job doing maintenance work at the hospital Ducky owns in return for Ducky operating on Jethro's mother. A friendship develops between them and a non-fraternal attraction begins to grow, but neither man knows how to approach the other. A first time story.
3. A kind of crossover with The Man From U.N.C.L.E. entitled 'Ducky Not Illya'. Ducky is getting strange phone calls and odd things are happening. He dismisses them at first, thinking it's just 'one of those things', in fact he doesn't even tell Jethro about all of them. And then there is an attempt on his life and a note is left saying 'We warned you we'd get you, Kuryakin'. Jethro, after asking Ducky if he is in fact Illya Kuryakin, gets the whole story of the 'incidents' out of him, but before Jethro can track the culprits down a further attempt is made on both Ducky and Jethro's lives. An established relationship story.
So which would you prefer?
The summarised ideas
Which of the following stories should Nikki write for this year's NCIS Big Bang?
Thank you in advance.
NB I'm not promising that if there is a 'winner' I will write that. As all writers know the muse can be a fickle thing and can decided to go its own way no matter what the writer might want to write - and that's not mentioning Bob of course *g* I might even get bitten by something completely different, but I'm fairly sure it will be one of these three.