Rec Category: Angst
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo - pre-slash
Category: Angst, pre-slash
Author on LJ: don't know
Author's Website: don't know.
Link: After Darkness
Why This Must Be Read:
Summary: Gibbs is permanently disabled in an explosion and leaves NCIS leaving Kate in charge. Tony leaves to talk to Gibbs.
This was written well before Hiatus and takes place in the Season 1 and 2 timeframe. Gibbs' stoicism and determination to leave his old world behind and Tony's determination to make him see how his team needs to still be in his life are well written. The way Gibbs realizes how his abrupt departure affected his team is very touching and real. Would that we had such a response in Season 4.
The curiously whitened pane of the storefront window bowed and cracked then surged toward them like a sheet on the wind. Gibbs’ hand pressed hard on his shoulder and the tone of his voice was deepened and stretched out, pulled into a frightening bass growl as he ordered, "Dooowwwnnn." Then Gibbs pivoted on his left foot, gaze fixed on the young boy who had just skateboarded past. He managed only a single step in the child’s direction before the flying tide of splintered glass caught the small body and surged, unheeding, onward. On his knees, Tony instinctively hid his face and neck behind his upraised arms. And then the shards burst over them.
Tags: angst, gibbs/dinozzo, slash