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Fic: Escaped Vocabulary (NCIS)

Title: Escaped Vocabulary
Author: kaylashay
Rating: FR13
Disclaimer: I'm not Bellesario or CBS, so I don't claim to own them.
Challenge: ncis_drabble; Challenge #70 - Escape
Spoiler: 05x07 Requiem
Word Count: 300

Crossposted: ncis_drabble; ncis_haven; ncisfanfic

Summary: Ducky asks Gibbs about his lapse in vocabulary. Episode tag to Requiem.


“Forgive me for being blunt, Jethro,” Ducky said in a condescending tone, “but has the word thanks escaped your vocabulary?”

“What’d’ya talking about Ducky?” Gibbs asked.

“I am talking about young Anthony. He risked his own health to pull you and Maddie from that car. And while she has shown her thanks in abundance, much to his embarrassment I might add, you have said nothing to him. Not one word.”

Gibbs had the decency to look chastised before he responded. “I don’t know what to say to him, Ducky,” he said so quietly that Ducky almost missed hearing him. “I didn’t ask him to.”

“That’s just it, Jethro… You didn’t have to ask him to do anything for you.; he just did it. He would give his life for you.”

“I know he would Duck. He is okay, isn’t he?” Gibbs changed the topic.

Ducky looked thoughtfully at him for a few moments before answering. “Physically, he will be fine.”

“Did the water do permanent damage to his lungs, Duck?” Gibbs asked around clenched teeth.

“No more than he already has Jethro. But I’m sure he could use some encouragement to take the medicine.”

“He’ll take it, or he’ll answer to me,” Gibbs said as he exited the morgue in search of Tony.

“DiNozzo, with me!” Gibbs snapped out as he breezed past the desks in the bullpen. Tony followed him to the elevator and stayed quiet as Gibbs hit the stop switch between floors.

“I didn’t ask you to do that,” Gibbs said quietly.

“Didn’t have to, Boss,” Tony said just as quietly.

Gibbs tucked a finger under Tony’s chin and tried to convey everything he had never said to Tony into one word, “Thanks.”

He felt a smile tug at his lips as Tony responded, “Got it Boss.”

Comments

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donutsweeper
Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
*grumble* I want this scene to have aired on the show!!!! *grumble*
kaylashay
Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
me too, me too... there was a perfect set up for some Gibbs/Tony scene(s) from that episode.

I've got some rough ideas in my head to do a larger fic from this episode that is kind of in line with my "How do you solve a problem..." fic. Just gotta figure out if I want to go slash or keep it gen, that's the hard choice.
donutsweeper
Jan. 22nd, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
you do both slash and gen so well, it's a hard call.

But, seriously, has any episode needed an episode tag more than "Requiem"? There was just SO much that needed to be addressed and explained and mentioned and... auuuggghhh... *deep breath* You tag was excellent.
kaylashay
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, there was so much to be addressed in that episode it isn't even funny. My idea, if I keep it as following the "how do you..." fic, is to have Tony show up at Gibbs' place while he's outside with the lunchbox. This will the first time that Tony shows up to help Gibbs instead of the other way around. Either that or Gibbs goes to Tony's in a reverse of normal for them... hmm... I'm indecisive on that just like I'm indecisive on the slash part.

Thanks for the vote of confidence on my slash vs. gen skills. I never thought I would write slash and usually only read it by select authors and then I found NCIS... and somehow the slash is seeping out everywhere... Don't know what it is about that show, but... ;-)
donutsweeper
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
NCIS is amazingly slashable, very few other fandoms seem to take to it as well (with the exception of Torchwood though)

Gibbs and that lunchbox was precious- did you go online to see what was in it? Very cute.

I still can't believe there was never any mention of Tony's health or plague-damaged lungs or anything on NCIS itself, thank god for fanfic dealing with it!
courtberger
Jan. 23rd, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
I so want to see you write something more to Requiem and have it be slash!

Donutsweeper is right, that should have been in the show, and they should have included something about Tony and his lungs. *grumbles* I hate when they do that, when they just kind of gloss over things like that.

Court
kaylashay
Jan. 23rd, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
I'm thinking on it... and it most likely will form. :-)

If only every episode could be a full length movie... *sigh*
citymusings
Jan. 23rd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Very nice.
kaylashay
Jan. 29th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Ooopsie... I'm behind on commenting on some of these...

Belated thanks! (which considering the story line is appropriate)
citymusings
Jan. 29th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Very appropriate. :)
writinginct
Jan. 23rd, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
^_^

You know how much I love Tibbs right? and this was an nice preTibbs moment :D

I am disappointed that the "Don't make me kiss you, Boss" hasn't been brought up on the show- you *know* Gibbs heard him.
kaylashay
Jan. 29th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
All my gen Tony/Gibbs fics seem like pre-Tibbs fics... Just can't help it.

:-)

I need to do something with that line... *think think think*

Belated thanks! (which considering the story line is appropriate)
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kaylashay
Jan. 29th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm having fun doing these short scenes. It's a challenge to keep them at 300 words like I've been doing with all of the ones I'm writing. I general have to go back and delete 20-30 words at the end to make it work.

Belated thanks! (which considering the story line is appropriate)
xdawnfirex
Jan. 29th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
NICE!!!! :)
kaylashay
Jan. 29th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Thanks!

These little bits are fun to write.
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