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Genre: Gen (with bits that could have a deeper meaning if you read it that way)
Fandoms: NCIS; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Supernatural; The Sentinel; Terminator: tSCC; Stargate SG1
Word Count: 6x100
Written For: The 2nd drabble is for spoonyriffic from prompt here.
Written For: ncis_drabble; Past Challenge #83 Games & #46 Crossovers
Crossposted: ncis_drabble; ncisfanfic; ncis_fic; gibbsbasement; sccxovers; sn_crossovers
Summary: No matter how hard they tried, Tony and Abby could never find a person that had a Gibbs Number higher than one.
Six Degrees of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Tony and Abby had started playing the game about six months into Tony's career at NCIS. She was waiting on results for the latest case and he was avoiding the wrath of Gibbs. The older man had been on a rampage the entire case and Tony's head had a bump because of it. As they watched the finger print search run, they began talking about Gibbs and his propensity for always knowing someone. It seemed that the man had a connection of some kind to just about everyone they ran across during a case.
Gibbs stopped short as he strode into autopsy. Ducky was there with a dead body from their latest case, but it was the man next to Ducky that unraveled Gibbs' careful control. He was still openly staring when Ducky glanced up and spoke in a jovial tone, "Jethro, I would like you to meet the consultant we were told to bring in on this case. This is-" Gibbs didn't allow Ducky finish, because he needed no introduction. "Rupert Giles. I know Duck. You," he said with finger point, "follow me." Gibbs headed toward the elevator looking forward to their 'conversation.'
The man had been there for him when he first signed up in the Marine Corp. Now, that same man needed his help and he wanted to be there for him. He had kissed Shannon and told her he would come back when he could. She had let him leave without protest because she understood his belief in Semper Fi. He arrived in Kansas late at night and found a broken man with a crying baby and a quiet toddler. He listened as the man worked through the pain of losing his wife. He helped John Winchester find his way.
First it was Tony's eyesight. He started zoning out and when Gibbs finally brought him back with a head slap, Tony would say he got distracted looking at something that no one else could see. Then Tony started getting small rashes and Ducky couldn't pinpoint a cause for them. The last straw was the night Tony showed up at his house in immense pain because he kept hearing everything that was going on around him. Gibbs did the only thing he could think of; he tracked down Jim Ellison. The former Army Ranger said he would be there with help.
Knowing so many people could get confusing if one wasn't careful. Gibbs knew two James Ellisons and while the former Ranger was a man he could understand and respect, the FBI agent that shared his name was not. Gibbs hated the FBI in general, but Ellison had always rubbed him the wrong way. When he was forced to contact the man in regards to a case that crossed Ellison's Connor case, Gibbs couldn't hold back the growl in his voice. In that moment, he decided to let Tony handle the man when he showed up. Otherwise, Gibbs would kill him.
When they arrived on the scene, Gibbs felt a wave of déjà vu pass over him when he saw the young man sitting in cuffs. He had a cut on his lip and a thin smile of triumph as he watched the Naval officers being checked for injuries. Gibbs knew the man in front of him couldn't be who he was thinking of, but the eyes looking back at him told a different story. He went over to question him and figured he would call Jack O'Neill that night to ask if he had a son Gibbs never knew about.
Note: Check out the NCIS/Leverage crossover with another connection to Gibbs by tygermama here... I enjoyed it and I don't even know Leverage. :-)