|Reviews for Last Man Standing|
| StarryNight101 chapter 1 . 10/16/2013
Gah, this was good. Gave ms chills! I don't really have much to say, but excellent story.
| Coolmon54 chapter 1 . 3/24/2013
Aww hell, people gonna die! I am a big fan of tony and ziva going rogue!
| Cat and NCIS Obsessed chapter 1 . 3/17/2013
Grey matter and dust on the pavement.
She weeps, and grieves, and then falls silent, and there is a brief and buoyed moment where she feels herself struggling to tamp the anger down, to spurn that part of herself that she thought had died out in the Horn of Africa. But the struggle is brief, and it passes, and her former self is rising to the surface, the spiteful and scorned, the sharp end of the spear; and all she has is vengeance in her heart.
it's a graceless dive from grief to rage
She glances sideways at him as he enters. She doesn't like the way he's looking at her, like there's something terrible and frightening written on her face, and she suspects the reason she's sure the look is justified. He knows her too well by now.
She feels the flicker of an emotion that resembles pity. She has no grief for Jackie Vance or for her widower; the closest thing that she can manage is that one feeble flicker of pity. And before she's had much time to dwell on it, or even to acknowledge its existence, the feeling tucks itself away inside her mind and she forgets, because the anger and the vengeance leave very little room for anything else; and because she doesn't want to think too much about anything just yet.
She knows that she looks flighty and grief-stricken, but she hopes he can see that there's something harsh smoldering inside of her, hopes that he recognizes the old Ziva stirring, and suspects that he will, because, of course, he's Tony.
His eyes are glinting in the cool, fluorescent light, and with a jolt she realizes that there's something stirring up inside of him, too, and maybe it's as old and angry as she is.
Just some of my favourite lines... A great story.
| ZivaDavid-DiNozzo chapter 1 . 1/12/2013
| quisinart4 chapter 1 . 1/11/2013
Gosh, that part about how she never thought she'd be the last one alive, that it'd be Ari cause he was so cold and callous and he never cared, that just broke my heart. All of it was so good, the pacing as excellent. Great work!
| agentscully6 chapter 1 . 1/11/2013
I haven't read you before, but this is wonderful!
| M E Wofford chapter 1 . 1/11/2013
And yeah, I totally agree with you, Ziva's going to try to work out her pain and anger in violence.
And Tony just might be there to help her.
| NuthatchXi chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
Yes, yes, YES. This was perfect. PERFECT. Oh, I hope it goes this way; I loved Ziva best with her rough edges, and this was just...oh, I loved it.
A couple favorite lines:
"but she hopes he can see that there's something harsh smoldering inside of her, hopes that he recognizes the old Ziva stirring, and suspects that he will, because, of course, he's Tony."
"His eyes are glinting in the cool, fluorescent light, and with a jolt she realizes that there's something stirring up inside of him, too, and maybe it's as old and angry as she is."
"But he's dead and nothing changes. Closure falls away behind the cold, steel door. And suddenly it's not just the hurtful things she wants to say to him, it's everything. It's how her day was going, the things she's done at work, the new coat of paint on her kitchen wall and the things she had for breakfast, the way they used to talk when she was little and all the world was new to her."
"But the struggle is brief, and it passes, and her former self is rising to the surface, the spiteful and scorned, the sharp end of the spear; "
"Because Ari didn't love strong and relentless, or bind himself by heart and blood to those around him "
"how to fall from grief to vengeance without grace."
| Proseac chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
Amazing insight into Ziva's character. And I love the way you've portrayed Tony here too - because he WOULD be serious and unlike his usual self in this situation. Or perhaps, this is one of the few instances where he would actually BE himself...recognizing that the usual veneer of the jokester is not appropriate.
| Phosphorescent chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
Wonderfully written - painful and believable.
| Lipush chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
Love it! Perfectly written. And no, you were not wrong, the Hebrew was correctly used, Kol HaKavod! Any chance you'll continue?
| dvd123 chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
Painful and raw in just the right ways. I'll call this a great tag to a brilliant episode!
| Guest chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
Very very good! I really love the way you portrayed Ziva and how easily she slips into the part of her that once was. Thank you very much for writing!
| grandma406 chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
I LOVE NCIS! Hope to read more!
| Gabs chapter 1 . 1/10/2013
Devastating and beautiful, all at once. Incredible work.