ncis fan fiction

recommendations by allaire mikháil

date: 22 Aug 2015



I discovered NCIS as a fandom in late 2007. Although I'd been aware of the existence of Gibbs/DiNozzo slash for several years, I initially stopped watching the show after the pilot. However, after a long stretch essentially without an active fandom, I decided to give it another try. I wanted a cop show, and the Navy/Marine angle sounded a little less run-of-the-mill. So I watched the J.A.G. two-parter. And was hooked. At first, it was Gibbs' character that drew me in. A conflicted, withdrawn and yet so deep personality hidden behind a gruff exterior (and in such a delightful package), interacting with a host of people who all had at least one delightful quirk - what wasn't to like? Then I began empathizing with Tony. A multitude of Tony-whump stories later, I kept taking his side in any confrontation. Gibbs/DiNozzo might be the most (canonically) unbalanced pairing ever, but there are a few authors who manage the tightrope act of writing them in-character and yet make them work in a healthy relationship. Beware of the rest of the fiction, however - the majority of it tends to be abysmal.



The main pairing on this page is
Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo.

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Stories


Katherine (aka ksl)
e-mail: ksl2025@yahoo.com Archived at: ksl @ NCIS Fanfiction Archive
livejournal: ljksl2025 ksl @ WWOMB
Title: Wants and Needs offsite Story Length: ~ 259 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 2
Genres: Angst, Established Relationship, Romance Recommended: 16 Feb 2008
Summary: Tony gets some bad news and ends up rethinking his expectations. Gibbs has to put in some effort if he wants to meet them.
Title: Box Step [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6] offsite Story Length: ~ 1.096 KB
Series: Box Step Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 3-4
Genres: Angst, AU, Character Study, Episode Related, Fix-It Recommended: 16 Feb 2008
Summary: Tony needs some time off after episode 3x12 "Boxed In", and months later invites Gibbs to his sanctuary, a cabin in rural Virginia, so he can come to terms with the events of episode 3x24 "Hiatus Pt. 2" without having to leave for Mexico.
Review: Not surprisingly, it was Katherine - again - who managed to convince me that this fandom was worth a try. I'd already read through a couple of Gibbs/DiNozzo stories on the two main archives, and the horribly common D/s angle - with Tony as the submissive partner - had turned my stomach and made me question the wisdom of continuing. As usual, her novels are long, substantial, and while offering insights into the characters, their actions and the emotions guiding them feel like a genuine extrapolation of the people we know from the show, her exploration especially of what drives Tony feels right on-target and never descends into melodrama or self-pity. The typos are easily forgiven.

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Kesterpan
e-mail: none Archived at: Kesterpan @ FanFiction.Net
Kesterpan @ AO3
The Figuring It Out 'verse
Title: Post Obsession Conversation offsite Story Length: ~ 19 KB
Series: Part 1 of the The FIOverse Rating: PG-13
Category: Pre-Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 7
Genres: Episode Related, Friendship, Pre-Relationship Recommended: 09 Jan 2011
Summary: Gibbs and Tony have a rather revealing conversation following the events of episode 7x21 "Obsession".
Title: Figuring It Out offsite Story Length: ~ 720 KB
Series: Part 2 of the The FIOverse Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: violence
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 7
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, First Time, Friendship, Supernatural Recommended: 09 Jan 2011
Summary: Gibbs and Tony try to figure out where their relationship is headed after the revelations in Gibbs' basement. The team helps.
Title: Missing Scenes from the FIOverse offsite Story Length: ~ 80 KB
Series: Part 3 of the The FIOverse Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 7
Genres: Angst, Drama, Friendship Recommended: 04 Aug 2011
Summary: Filling in some of the blanks from "Figuring It Out", many by reader request. Not necessarily in chronological order.
Title: Second Law offsite Story Length: ~ 1.042 KB
Series: Part 4 of the The FIOverse Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 7
Genres: Drama, Friendship Recommended: 11 Dec 2012
Summary: Gibbs and Tony continue to settle in to their new relationship and try to balance all the different aspects of their lives. As before, the team helps.
Review: I thought I'd quit this fandom for good, but then, purely by chance, I stumbled across this story, and I was blown away. Long, well-plotted, well-written, by turns humorous and serious, good characterizations - and finally an equal, balanced relationship between a Gibbs willing to let Tony in, and a serious, understanding Tony who has no compunctions about head-slapping Gibbs back whenever the latter's hand starts twitching outside the office. The slight dash of the supernatural only enhances the otherwise very down-to-earth plot of the second story (that's almost tame by NCIS' wacky case standards), and for once I'm very much okay buying the otherwise horribly overused concept of 'soul mates'. The author deserves a medal for resisting the fandom's rut, and this universe needs more installments, stat.

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lilmouse (aka Mouse)
e-mail: none Archived at: FanFiction.net
Title: Tin Star [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13] (author page @ ff.net) offsite Story Length: ~ 414 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: gen Warnings: violence
Pairing: none Time Frame: Post-Season 2
Genres: Action/Adventure, Challenge Response, Drama Recommended: 16 Feb 2008
Summary: The death of a lieutenant leads to odd twists and her daughter's fate is in the balance.
Review: I was amazed at how NCIS dealt with Kate's death; for once, a main character wasn't instantly forgotten; for once, we were shown the aftermath and her colleagues' mourning. This gem of a story focuses on Tony and shows his difficulty coping in the time post-episode 2x23 "Twilight". Kate's presence is so tangible he sees her around, just like in canon. "Tin Star" doesn't show Tony letting her go - rather the opposite -, but somehow, it is the kind of goodbye from her character that she deserved. Introspective, self-indulgent, marvellous.

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rageprufrock (aka Pru)
e-mail: rageprufrock@gmail.com Website: glitterati
livejournal: ljrageprufrock
Title: In-Law offsite Story Length: ~ 38 KB
Series: none Rating: PG
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 6
Genres: Episode Related, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 14 Mar 2009
Summary: Jack Gibbs might have the wrong impression about his son's relationship with Tony. Or not.
Review: Pru has made a name for herself in the Stargate: Atlantis fandom, but has branched out since, and thus I was delighted to find this new story featuring Gibbs/DiNozzo. All her protagonists are flawlessly in-character (puppypile!), and particularly Gibbs' exasperation with his father - tempered by his unacknowledged feelings for Tony - reads very true. This story might not be breaking new ground - it is too unassuming for that -, but it is very solid and leaves the reader with a warm, contented glow and a fond rememberance of the times NCIS was simpler and easier to like.

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rebecca (aka blueraccoon)
e-mail: blueraccoon@gmail.com Website: rebecca's realm
livejournal: ljblueraccoon
Title: Three a.m. offsite Story Length: ~ 20 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 2
Genres: Challenge Response, Established Relationship, PWP Recommended: 16 Feb 2008
Summary: The summer is particularly hot, and it's difficult to sleep.
Review: rebecca usually writes Gibbs on top, but in this story she went against convention. The reader can almost feel the heat of the summer night, the languishment, the contentment, as Gibbs is first woken by, then made love to by Tony. His bed is like an island out of space and time, and although the words are not spoken, the reader knows well enough what is implied. rebecca is an extraordinary author, and not only in this fandom. I might not always agree with her view of the characters, but regarding this particular story, we're in perfect accord. More!

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scarlettandblue
e-mail: none livejournal: ljscarlettandblue
Title: Semper Fidelis [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] offsite Story Length: ~ 132 KB
Series: none Rating: PG-13
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Leroy Jethro Gibbs / Anthony DiNozzo Time Frame: Season 5
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drama Recommended: 06 Nov 2008
Summary: Back from Mexico, Gibbs tries to reconcile past and present, and learn to live with the pieces of his life that don't fit together anymore the way they used to.
Review: This story is set before episode 5x14 "Internal Affairs", and is an introspective look at Gibbs' thoughts and feelings after his return to NCIS. scarlettandblue explores new grounds by allowing her readers a detailed insight into a three-dimensional, complex Gibbs who is more than a collection of his "rules" and idiosyncracies, and his unwillingness to relate to others. Gibbs' issues are allowed a depth and authenticity that I'd long been convinced this fandom was incapable of. She shows him as still having an unparalleled potential for change - despite his age, his experiences, his weariness -, and somehow manages to make him human (and likable) again.

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Sequitur
e-mail: none Archived at: FanFiction.net
livejournal: ljsequitur_fic
Title: Ten Nonlinear Moves (commentary | author page @ ff.net) offsite Story Length: ~ 32 KB
Series: none Rating: PG
Category: gen Warnings: none
Pairing: none Time Frame: Post-Season 3
Genres: Drama Recommended: 16 Feb 2008
Summary: Tony doesn't become team leader overnight. First, they have all have to watch movies, develop new neuroses, and make flowcharts.
Review: I have issues with how Gibbs left in episode 3x24 "Hiatus Pt. 2" and later came back, but they'd be too numerous to list here. Let's just say that this story is exactly how I'd like to picture the time when Tony was team leader, with all of them bruised and closing ranks in order to keep the sharp-edged world out. Tony worries, and cares, and tries to protect what is now his. These ten shapshots say it all, and the only regret I have is that the new closeness Tony's team shares in this story didn't follow them into the reality of Season 4. Sweet and funny, yet with an underlying thread of longing to it. The sequel is less clear-cut, but hurts so very good, too.

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Links


fan fiction
  • NCIS Fanfiction Archive
  • is automated and by far and wide the best place to find NCIS gen, het, or slash fanfic on the internet. It is maintained by ljflordeneu, but due to some issues with the site, currently is in some kind of limbo.
  • MTAC - NCIS Fic
  • is also automated, but smaller, and runs an inferior script. The quality of the stories archived there generally tends to be lower.
  • ljncisficfind
  • is an lj community with the intend to help fans find any fan fiction stories they've lost or remember only a few details of. Posting or asking for recommendations is also allowed. Because of this, the comm is the ideal place to find thematically sorted NCIS fanfic - gen, het or slash.
  • ljgibbs_dinozzo
  • This is an adult community for all Gibbs/DiNozzo fans for the posting of stories, discussion and artwork related to the pairing. Spoiler warnings are required. The main content posted is fanfic.
  • ljncis_slash
  • is a slash-only adult lj community. Unfortunately, it isn't sorted by tags, so reading Gibbs/DiNozzo only requires a lot of skimming.
  • ljnciscrossovers
  • I'm a huge fan of crossovers, and there are several promising stories to be found in this lj comm that is for crossing any fandom - or original work - with NCIS, the results be slash, het, or gen.
  • ljncisficrecs
  • If you're looking for NCIS fanfic worth reading, this is the place. Volunteers recommend stories for a month - slash, gen, or het. Sadly the Gibbs/DiNozzo recs are still in the single digits.
  • CrimsonQuills.com: NCIS - Index
  • Nix aka ljcrimsonquills (formerly known as Krychick) is a good and prolific NCIS writer. Her "Myths and Revelations" series - centaurfic with a D/s theme - isn't to my taste, but I love a high percentage of her other stories.
  • On it, Boss: TwoWeevils' NCISFic
  • ljtwoweevils are two authors who write a lot of excellent NCIS fanfic, most of it Gibbs/DiNozzo slash. I especially recommend the Semper Fi series.
  • A Journey of the Heart : Fanfiction by Juli : NCIS
  • Juli's stories are consistently of high quality, although generally a bit too short. Her site features an update list, the [JuliSlashFiction] Mailing List @ Yahoo! groups.
  • Home of eoen and Kethry
  • eoen and ljkethry1313 are the queens of intriguing WiPs. Their website has two places to find NCIS fiction, the Library (gen fic) and the Bedroom (adult fic). For updates, join the [eoenkethryupdates] Mailing List @ Yahoo! groups.
  • The Tenth Muse1 : NCIS : Gibbs/DiNozzo
  • The Tenth Muse1 aka nancy writes slash, femslash, and threesomes. Her stories tend to feature a dominant Gibbs and often veer into unexpected directions or break off suddenly as WiPs aren't specified as such. She has two mailings lists, [The_Tenth_Muse1_Fiction] Mailing List @ Yahoo! groups and [thedarkmuse1] Mailing List @ Yahoo! groups.

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