Soul Deep by Xanthe (Nc17)

  • Oct. 31st, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Title: Soul Deep
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Tony/Gibbs;
Categories:Angst, Amnesia, Casefic, Hurt/Comfort,
Length: Epic (84k)
Warnings:Daemons; Kidnapping; Torture; Murder; Child Abuse/Neglect

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] xanthe
Website: Xanthe

Summary:Most people never touch another person's soul...but when a 20 year old Leroy Jethro Gibbs meets an 8 year old Tony DiNozzo, it sparks an event that links them forever.

Review: This fic is dark, creepy, scary and sad by turns. A great treat for a stormy Halloween night. And it has a happy ending before you get too scared off.

If you're not familiar with Daemon AUs, Xanthe has a nice intro to them in the Author's notes at the beginning of the story.

This is an origin story for Tony and Jethro, following them from the time Tony is 8 years old, until a few years into canon. Xanthe as always, does an amazing job of questioning canon, and showing details that you never though about when you were first watching or reading canon.

For instance the question of what happens to a daemon, when their partner is so twisted that they start killing and torturing other daemons?

Soul Deep

The FIO Verse by Kesterpan (NC-17)

  • Nov. 20th, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Title : The FIOverse : Post Obsession Conversation, Figuring It Out and Second Law
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/Dinozzo
Categories: Pre-slash/First time (in the first fic), Established relationship (in the 2nd and 3rd fics), Family, Case file, Friendship, Hurt/confort, Romance
Length: Super Epic ( 362,289 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Kesterpan or faviconKesterpan

Summary:
Post Obsession Conversation: Gibbs and Tony have a rather revealing conversation following the events of Obsession. Picks up from the end of the episode.
Figuring It Out: Gibbs and Tony try to figure out where their relationship is headed after the revelations in Gibbs' basement. The team helps. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious.
Second Law: 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. Sometimes funny, sometimes not.

Review:
Here is a very nice verse following the Obsession episode during season 4.
The first fic is a perfect following to this episode. Their conversation is amazing and really show the connection between Gibbs and DiNozzo.
The second and third stories follow their growing relationship and deal with their lives in private and in their workplace. The problems are clearly posed and the author never shy away from them.
I really loved the athmosphere of this verse. The whole NCIS cast is well crafted. And the charaters are very much in character.
The cas files are also very realistic and well-written.
It's trully a must read in the NCIS fandom.

on fanfiction.net:
Post Obsession Conversation
Figuring It Out
Second Law

or on AO3:
FIO verse
Post Obsession Conversation
Figuring It Out
Second Law

The FIO Verse by Kesterpan (NC-17)

  • Nov. 20th, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Title : The FIOverse : Post Obsession Conversation, Figuring It Out and Second Law
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/Dinozzo
Categories: Pre-slash/First time (in the first fic), Established relationship (in the 2nd and 3rd fics), Family, Case file, Friendship, Hurt/confort, Romance
Length: Super Epic ( 362,289 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Kesterpan or faviconKesterpan

Summary:
Post Obsession Conversation: Gibbs and Tony have a rather revealing conversation following the events of Obsession. Picks up from the end of the episode.
Figuring It Out: Gibbs and Tony try to figure out where their relationship is headed after the revelations in Gibbs' basement. The team helps. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious.
Second Law: 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. Sometimes funny, sometimes not.

Review:
Here is a very nice verse following the Obsession episode during season 4.
The first fic is a perfect following to this episode. Their conversation is amazing and really show the connection between Gibbs and DiNozzo.
The second and third stories follow their growing relationship and deal with their lives in private and in their workplace. The problems are clearly posed and the author never shy away from them.
I really loved the athmosphere of this verse. The whole NCIS cast is well crafted. And the charaters are very much in character.
The cas files are also very realistic and well-written.
It's trully a must read in the NCIS fandom.

on fanfiction.net:
Post Obsession Conversation
Figuring It Out
Second Law

or on AO3:
FIO verse
Post Obsession Conversation
Figuring It Out
Second Law

Life Changes by Lady Angel (dameange) (PG)

  • Nov. 16th, 2012 at 1:13 AM
Title: Life Changes
Fandom: Criminal Minds, The Sentinel, NCIS
Pairing: Aaron Hotchner/Spencer Reid, past Aaron Hotchner/Haley Hotchner
Categories: action/adventure, AU, bonding, crossover, drama, first-time, fluff, family, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance, virgin
Length: Medium, 10,109 words
Warnings: Aaron as a Sentinel, Spencer as a Guide. :)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dameange
Author's Website: Lady Angel on ao3

Author's Summary: Aaron Hotchner did not expect for his senses to activate when he was in his thirties. He did not expect his guide to be a fifteen year old genius. He did not expect to catch his wife in their bed with another man.

He certainly did not expect to fall in love again.


Review: SQUEAL. SQUEAL. SQUEAL. I loved this story soooo much! It's a different take than what I'm used to seeing in CM fandom. For one, Aaron and Spencer already have a relationship albeit the one between Sentinel and their Guides but still. I love the fact that Spencer and Jack have such a strong relationship here! It's not often that there is an established relationship between them.

I can't say more without spoiling you so I'll end it here and allow you guys to read and love Life Changes for yourself. :)

Life Changes

Life Changes by Lady Angel (dameange) (PG)

  • Nov. 16th, 2012 at 1:13 AM
Title: Life Changes
Fandom: Criminal Minds, The Sentinel, NCIS
Pairing: Aaron Hotchner/Spencer Reid, past Aaron Hotchner/Haley Hotchner
Categories: action/adventure, AU, bonding, crossover, drama, first-time, fluff, family, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance, virgin
Length: Medium, 10,109 words
Warnings: Aaron as a Sentinel, Spencer as a Guide. :)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dameange
Author's Website: Lady Angel on ao3

Author's Summary: Aaron Hotchner did not expect for his senses to activate when he was in his thirties. He did not expect his guide to be a fifteen year old genius. He did not expect to catch his wife in their bed with another man.

He certainly did not expect to fall in love again.


Review: SQUEAL. SQUEAL. SQUEAL. I loved this story soooo much! It's a different take than what I'm used to seeing in CM fandom. For one, Aaron and Spencer already have a relationship albeit the one between Sentinel and their Guides but still. I love the fact that Spencer and Jack have such a strong relationship here! It's not often that there is an established relationship between them.

I can't say more without spoiling you so I'll end it here and allow you guys to read and love Life Changes for yourself. :)

Life Changes

Angel of Death by KSL (R)

  • Oct. 22nd, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Here is a rec for our Dark/Horror/Supernatural week.

Title : Angel of Death
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Categories: First time, Hurt/Confort, Supernatural
Length: Epic (~46600 words)
Warnings: Season 2 compliant, canonical death of a character.

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: KSL fanfictions

Summary:
When Tony is recovering from exposure to the plague, Gibbs finds out Tony has a most unusual friend. That friendship is just the nudge Gibbs needs to act on his feelings for Tony.

Review:
Here is a long fic centering on Gibbs and DiNozzo with a nice supernatural twist. I really like how KSL used both canon facts from the 2nd season and original ideas to develop their relationship.
The whole NCIS cast is clearly recognizable, KSL just gave them more depth. Ksl also introduced well-written OC when necessary. Sam, the main supernatural OC, never overwhelms the canonical characters and adds just so much more to this story.


Angel of Death
Angel of Death - Epilogue

Angel of Death by KSL (R)

  • Oct. 22nd, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Here is a rec for our Dark/Horror/Supernatural week.

Title : Angel of Death
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Categories: First time, Hurt/Confort, Supernatural
Length: Epic (~46600 words)
Warnings: Season 2 compliant, canonical death of a character.

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: KSL fanfictions

Summary:
When Tony is recovering from exposure to the plague, Gibbs finds out Tony has a most unusual friend. That friendship is just the nudge Gibbs needs to act on his feelings for Tony.

Review:
Here is a long fic centering on Gibbs and DiNozzo with a nice supernatural twist. I really like how KSL used both canon facts from the 2nd season and original ideas to develop their relationship.
The whole NCIS cast is clearly recognizable, KSL just gave them more depth. Ksl also introduced well-written OC when necessary. Sam, the main supernatural OC, never overwhelms the canonical characters and adds just so much more to this story.


Angel of Death
Angel of Death - Epilogue

Angel of Death by KSL (R)

  • Oct. 22nd, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Here is a rec for our Dark/Horror/Supernatural week.

Title : Angel of Death
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Categories: First time, Hurt/Confort, Supernatural
Length: Epic (~46600 words)
Warnings: Season 2 compliant, canonical death of a character.

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: KSL fanfictions

Summary:
When Tony is recovering from exposure to the plague, Gibbs finds out Tony has a most unusual friend. That friendship is just the nudge Gibbs needs to act on his feelings for Tony.

Review:
Here is a long fic centering on Gibbs and DiNozzo with a nice supernatural twist. I really like how KSL used both canon facts from the 2nd season and original ideas to develop their relationship.
The whole NCIS cast is clearly recognizable, KSL just gave them more depth. Ksl also introduced well-written OC when necessary. Sam, the main supernatural OC, never overwhelms the canonical characters and adds just so much more to this story.


Angel of Death
Angel of Death - Epilogue

Sunrise by Xanthe (G)

  • Jul. 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Here comes our July theme week : Angst/Drama...


Title: Sunrise
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: Angst, Romance, Future, Pre-slash, Post canon
Length: Medium (~2663 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconXanthe on AO3 or Xanthe's site

Summary:
Gibbs says his last goodbyes before sailing off into retirement.

Review:
I don't read a lot of angsty fics. So it was a bit hard to find a story I wanted to share so in doubt I went back to one of the best author I know for Angst/Drama stories aka Xanthe. And while most of her longger fics have already been recced here,there were a few I enjoyed reading specially "Sunrise". I must admit it's quite short, a bit less than 3000 words and not too angsty it still made me cry a little.
In this fic, Xanthe explore what could happen when Gibbs retires. Her use of Gibbs POV is very well-chosen. And I just love the glimpse it give us about all the other characters. The relationships between Gibbs and the other membres of the NCIS team are well-done. And as always I just can't help thinking I would have love to read more of this fic.

Sunrise or Sunrise on AO3

Sunrise by Xanthe (G)

  • Jul. 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Here comes our July theme week : Angst/Drama...


Title: Sunrise
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: Angst, Romance, Future, Pre-slash, Post canon
Length: Medium (~2663 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconXanthe on AO3 or Xanthe's site

Summary:
Gibbs says his last goodbyes before sailing off into retirement.

Review:
I don't read a lot of angsty fics. So it was a bit hard to find a story I wanted to share so in doubt I went back to one of the best author I know for Angst/Drama stories aka Xanthe. And while most of her longger fics have already been recced here,there were a few I enjoyed reading specially "Sunrise". I must admit it's quite short, a bit less than 3000 words and not too angsty it still made me cry a little.
In this fic, Xanthe explore what could happen when Gibbs retires. Her use of Gibbs POV is very well-chosen. And I just love the glimpse it give us about all the other characters. The relationships between Gibbs and the other membres of the NCIS team are well-done. And as always I just can't help thinking I would have love to read more of this fic.

Sunrise or Sunrise on AO3

Sunrise by Xanthe (G)

  • Jul. 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Here comes our July theme week : Angst/Drama...


Title: Sunrise
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: Angst, Romance, Future, Pre-slash, Post canon
Length: Medium (~2663 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconXanthe on AO3 or Xanthe's site

Summary:
Gibbs says his last goodbyes before sailing off into retirement.

Review:
I don't read a lot of angsty fics. So it was a bit hard to find a story I wanted to share so in doubt I went back to one of the best author I know for Angst/Drama stories aka Xanthe. And while most of her longger fics have already been recced here,there were a few I enjoyed reading specially "Sunrise". I must admit it's quite short, a bit less than 3000 words and not too angsty it still made me cry a little.
In this fic, Xanthe explore what could happen when Gibbs retires. Her use of Gibbs POV is very well-chosen. And I just love the glimpse it give us about all the other characters. The relationships between Gibbs and the other membres of the NCIS team are well-done. And as always I just can't help thinking I would have love to read more of this fic.

Sunrise or Sunrise on AO3

Sunrise by Xanthe (G)

  • Jul. 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Here comes our July theme week : Angst/Drama...


Title: Sunrise
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: Angst, Romance, Future, Pre-slash, Post canon
Length: Medium (~2663 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconXanthe on AO3 or Xanthe's site

Summary:
Gibbs says his last goodbyes before sailing off into retirement.

Review:
I don't read a lot of angsty fics. So it was a bit hard to find a story I wanted to share so in doubt I went back to one of the best author I know for Angst/Drama stories aka Xanthe. And while most of her longger fics have already been recced here,there were a few I enjoyed reading specially "Sunrise". I must admit it's quite short, a bit less than 3000 words and not too angsty it still made me cry a little.
In this fic, Xanthe explore what could happen when Gibbs retires. Her use of Gibbs POV is very well-chosen. And I just love the glimpse it give us about all the other characters. The relationships between Gibbs and the other membres of the NCIS team are well-done. And as always I just can't help thinking I would have love to read more of this fic.

Sunrise or Sunrise on AO3

Sunrise by Xanthe (G)

  • Jul. 23rd, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Here comes our July theme week : Angst/Drama...


Title: Sunrise
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: Angst, Romance, Future, Pre-slash, Post canon
Length: Medium (~2663 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconXanthe on AO3 or Xanthe's site

Summary:
Gibbs says his last goodbyes before sailing off into retirement.

Review:
I don't read a lot of angsty fics. So it was a bit hard to find a story I wanted to share so in doubt I went back to one of the best author I know for Angst/Drama stories aka Xanthe. And while most of her longger fics have already been recced here,there were a few I enjoyed reading specially "Sunrise". I must admit it's quite short, a bit less than 3000 words and not too angsty it still made me cry a little.
In this fic, Xanthe explore what could happen when Gibbs retires. Her use of Gibbs POV is very well-chosen. And I just love the glimpse it give us about all the other characters. The relationships between Gibbs and the other membres of the NCIS team are well-done. And as always I just can't help thinking I would have love to read more of this fic.

Sunrise or Sunrise on AO3

Bottom of the ninth by Waldo (PG-13)

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Title: Bottom of the ninth
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: First time, Romance, Hurt/Confort,
Length: Long (~17850 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconWaldo

Summary:
Gibbs realizes that if he and Tony are ever going to have a relationship, he's going to have to do something about it. It takes almost a year, but he gets there eventually.

Review:
I was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. AndI was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. And I realized I hadn't shared 'Bottom of the ninth' before. I just had to do it right away.
Waldo wrote here a wonderful story around Gibbs and DiNozzo. Gibbs realizations and actions are well-written and rang so true to his character. Tony is also very much true to his character in the show as both a competent and complex man.
The slow build-up of their relationship is just amazing. Waldo really built an amazing story with subtle layering and a working mature relationship between two adults.
(I only have one regret. I would have enjoyed reading about all the hot sex they will have after the end even if I understand why Waldo stops it there...).

faviconBottom of the ninth

Bottom of the ninth by Waldo (PG-13)

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Title: Bottom of the ninth
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: First time, Romance, Hurt/Confort,
Length: Long (~17850 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconWaldo

Summary:
Gibbs realizes that if he and Tony are ever going to have a relationship, he's going to have to do something about it. It takes almost a year, but he gets there eventually.

Review:
I was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. AndI was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. And I realized I hadn't shared 'Bottom of the ninth' before. I just had to do it right away.
Waldo wrote here a wonderful story around Gibbs and DiNozzo. Gibbs realizations and actions are well-written and rang so true to his character. Tony is also very much true to his character in the show as both a competent and complex man.
The slow build-up of their relationship is just amazing. Waldo really built an amazing story with subtle layering and a working mature relationship between two adults.
(I only have one regret. I would have enjoyed reading about all the hot sex they will have after the end even if I understand why Waldo stops it there...).

faviconBottom of the ninth

Bottom of the ninth by Waldo (PG-13)

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Title: Bottom of the ninth
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: First time, Romance, Hurt/Confort,
Length: Long (~17850 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconWaldo

Summary:
Gibbs realizes that if he and Tony are ever going to have a relationship, he's going to have to do something about it. It takes almost a year, but he gets there eventually.

Review:
I was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. AndI was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. And I realized I hadn't shared 'Bottom of the ninth' before. I just had to do it right away.
Waldo wrote here a wonderful story around Gibbs and DiNozzo. Gibbs realizations and actions are well-written and rang so true to his character. Tony is also very much true to his character in the show as both a competent and complex man.
The slow build-up of their relationship is just amazing. Waldo really built an amazing story with subtle layering and a working mature relationship between two adults.
(I only have one regret. I would have enjoyed reading about all the hot sex they will have after the end even if I understand why Waldo stops it there...).

faviconBottom of the ninth

Bottom of the ninth by Waldo (PG-13)

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Title: Bottom of the ninth
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: First time, Romance, Hurt/Confort,
Length: Long (~17850 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconWaldo

Summary:
Gibbs realizes that if he and Tony are ever going to have a relationship, he's going to have to do something about it. It takes almost a year, but he gets there eventually.

Review:
I was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. AndI was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. And I realized I hadn't shared 'Bottom of the ninth' before. I just had to do it right away.
Waldo wrote here a wonderful story around Gibbs and DiNozzo. Gibbs realizations and actions are well-written and rang so true to his character. Tony is also very much true to his character in the show as both a competent and complex man.
The slow build-up of their relationship is just amazing. Waldo really built an amazing story with subtle layering and a working mature relationship between two adults.
(I only have one regret. I would have enjoyed reading about all the hot sex they will have after the end even if I understand why Waldo stops it there...).

faviconBottom of the ninth

Bottom of the ninth by Waldo (PG-13)

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Title: Bottom of the ninth
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: First time, Romance, Hurt/Confort,
Length: Long (~17850 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconWaldo

Summary:
Gibbs realizes that if he and Tony are ever going to have a relationship, he's going to have to do something about it. It takes almost a year, but he gets there eventually.

Review:
I was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. AndI was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. And I realized I hadn't shared 'Bottom of the ninth' before. I just had to do it right away.
Waldo wrote here a wonderful story around Gibbs and DiNozzo. Gibbs realizations and actions are well-written and rang so true to his character. Tony is also very much true to his character in the show as both a competent and complex man.
The slow build-up of their relationship is just amazing. Waldo really built an amazing story with subtle layering and a working mature relationship between two adults.
(I only have one regret. I would have enjoyed reading about all the hot sex they will have after the end even if I understand why Waldo stops it there...).

faviconBottom of the ninth

Bottom of the ninth by Waldo (PG-13)

  • Jul. 9th, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Title: Bottom of the ninth
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: First time, Romance, Hurt/Confort,
Length: Long (~17850 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconWaldo

Summary:
Gibbs realizes that if he and Tony are ever going to have a relationship, he's going to have to do something about it. It takes almost a year, but he gets there eventually.

Review:
I was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. AndI was feeling a bit down recently so I decided to read a few old favorite fics of mine. And I realized I hadn't shared 'Bottom of the ninth' before. I just had to do it right away.
Waldo wrote here a wonderful story around Gibbs and DiNozzo. Gibbs realizations and actions are well-written and rang so true to his character. Tony is also very much true to his character in the show as both a competent and complex man.
The slow build-up of their relationship is just amazing. Waldo really built an amazing story with subtle layering and a working mature relationship between two adults.
(I only have one regret. I would have enjoyed reading about all the hot sex they will have after the end even if I understand why Waldo stops it there...).

faviconBottom of the ninth
Title: L'essentiel est invisible
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: DiNozzo/Gibbs
Categories: AU, Supernatural, First time
Length: Medium (~3300 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: faviconchatona

Summary:
Tony DiNozzo is a telepath. Gibbs hires him anyways.

Review:
In this story, chatona explores Gibbs and Di Nozzo's first meeting and the evolution of their relationships with a nice supernatural twist.
Even if this fic is not very long (I would have enjoyed reading more about Tony's talent and the way he uses it), the author shows both the usefulness and the difficulty of using telepathy in a very realistic way.
I also liked how Tony and Gibbs act with each other. Their developing relationship is well-thought and well-written for such a short story.

l'essentiel est invisible

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