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Alphabet Meme. Gibbs/Ducky (NCIS)

TITLE: The Right Decision
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Slash
SUB-GENRE: Established Relationship
SUMMARY: Jethro knows he made the right choice.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for ashley_pitt: P - Perfect
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

They stood side by side, Jethro's arm resting across Ducky's shoulders, looking out over the sea, watching the sun sink into it. The sea took on the colors of the sun, red, orange, gold, as she shimmered and gently, like a lover, tugged the sun down into her depths.

It was the fifth day of their honeymoon/holiday/retirement gift to themselves, and Jethro couldn't recall a time he'd been happier. Not only did he have Ducky, the man he'd exchanged vows with, the man who proudly wore his ring, by his side, in his arms, in his life forever, but the cruise had been the perfect choice.

The ship was superb, they wanted for nothing. The food and drink was of a quality not even known in some of the very best restaurants; the accommodation was even superior than advertised. But perhaps even better, was the fact that there was no hint of condemnation amongst the crew and staff, but even more importantly their fellow guests, of the fact that Ducky and he were clearly and obviously a couple.

There was no censor, no side glances, no one moved away from them, no one stopped talking when they appeared; everyone behaved as though it was all perfectly normal and natural - which of course to Jethro it was. He just hadn't been expecting such easy acceptance from everyone.

Ducky shifted slightly under his arm and Jethro glanced down. "You okay, Duck?"

Ducky moved a little so that he could look up at Jethro, his eyes shone with love and happiness. "Oh, yes, my dear. Perfectly okay. I was just thinking how wonderful this all is. I don't think I can recall a time when I've been happier or more contended. It really is the best time I have ever had. It's perfect."

"Yeah, me too." Jethro bent his head and brushed his lips over Ducky's hair. He felt Ducky sigh and lean against him a little more. "So no regrets?"

Ducky shook his head. "Oh, no. I am a little surprised to be able to say that so definitely. But I haven't. And you?" Now he sounded just a little hesitant.

Turning away from the setting sun, which was seconds away from being completely engulfed by the sea, Jethro put the glass he'd been holding down onto the rail, and put both arms around Ducky. He held him in a loose embrace, not pulling him any nearer to him, wanting to look down and see in the last shards of the sun, Ducky's eyes; wanting Ducky to see that he spoke the truth. "Not one, Duck. It was the right decision. Reckon we should have done it years ago."

Ducky just smiled.

"Ah, Duck. I do love you."

"I know. And I love you, my dearest Jethro. And now I propose that, as we have watched the sunset, we retire to our cabin; we do have plenty of time before dinner." And with Jethro's arm still around Ducky's shoulders, they did that.

TITLE: Like A Marriage
AUTHOR: Ashleigh Anpilova
PAIRING: Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
GENRE: Slash
SUB-GENRE: First Time
SUMMARY: Set a few days after Smoked. Ducky thinks back on his comment about comparing his and Jethro's relationship to a marriage.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Written for birggitt: W - 'Whisky and fire'.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own these characters, nor am I making any money from them. I merely borrow them from time to time.

They sat either side of the side of the fireplace, a glass of Ducky's finest scotch in their hands, not talking, not needing to talk, simply enjoying the warmth of the fire, the taste of the whiskey, and one another's company.

As Ducky looked at his oldest friend, he saw the Jethro Gibbs he hadn't seen for several months. He sighed to himself; he'd been wrong to behave as he had done when Jethro had returned from Mexico. Yes, his friend had hurt him, but that didn't excuse his behavior. However, that was behind them now; they'd slipped back into their intimate, close friendship, as easily and naturally as breathing.

As he continued to watch Jethro, Ducky's own words echoed in his mind. Look, I hate to use marriage as an analogy. Yes, Jethro had cut him off, telling him not to, and given Jethro's history of marriages, Ducky couldn't really blame him. Yet at the same time, Ducky knew he'd chosen his words with care; he'd deliberately used the word 'marriage'. He'd done so because with one exception, their relationship had been a marriage; one that had remained firmly intact.

Ducky recalled how he'd held out his hand to Jethro to welcome him back; how Jethro had taken it and how, after a brief, but firm shake, they'd moved into one another's arms, smoothly, seamlessly, as if they did it several times a day. He remembered how Jethro's body had felt against his, and how he'd wanted to -

He stood up. Jethro looked up. "You okay, Duck?"

Ducky nodded. "Stand up, Jethro."


"Stand up, please."

His look saying he was merely humoring Ducky, Jethro put his glass down and did so. Moving swiftly, Ducky crossed the gap that separated them, put his arms around Jethro's neck, pulled his head down and kissed him. As he continued to kiss Jethro, who'd automatically put his arms around Ducky, he wondered at his daring.

Finally, he broke the kiss and dared to look up at Jethro, waiting to see what his old friend's reaction would be.

After a moment or two, Jethro ran his tongue over his lips and said, his voice somewhat husky, "Why now, Duck?"

"Because, my dear," Ducky said, licking his own lips and feeling a sense of happiness as Jethro's eyes darkened, "the time is right. I compared out relationship to a marriage and whether you like it or not, the analogy is a correct one. Well, marriages have some benefits, and I grew tired of waiting for them. And if the fact that you not only didn't reject my kiss, you also kissed me back, is anything to go by, you concur with me. In which case, I suggest we take our 'discussion' to my bedroom."

But before he could move, Jethro tugged him back nearer to him and put his lips to Ducky's ear. "Marriage with benefits, eh, Duck? Reckon I like the sound of that." And this time it was Jethro who kissed Ducky.

Tags: fandom: ncis, fanfic: stories, pairing (slash): gibbs/ducky

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