So, this was originally written for round two of NCIS_LFWS on LJ, but at the last minute I decided to submit something else because I didn't feel like this was my best work. I am, however, perfectly happy letting you read it. The prompt was to write for any character and show what's going on in their head (or something along those lines, I really don't remember right now.) So, enjoy, and tell me what you thought.

THIS WAS NOT MY OFFCIAL SUBMISSION FOR LFWS, I AM NOT BREAKING ANY RULES! (Sorry, just had to make sure. :D Oh, and it's Tony's POV, in case you can't figure it out.)


I might look like a simple man, and I am, but not in the way people would think. Most people only think that I'm a womanizer with the standard jock complex and that's why I became an agent. In fact, that's what I tell people, that I joined for the babes that the badge and gun would bring, but that's not true. I enjoy my job, and I'm more than just a skirtchaser.

Yes, I like movies. Want to know why? Because they're stories, told brilliantly and effortlessly, or at least, they appear to be effortless. When you watch movies, you get the sense that, like the main character, you can put anything you put your mind too. And, truth be told, with my job, it's nice to escape for a while, even if it is only for one to two hours in a fantasy land.

When I want to forget, I watch movies with explosions and loud noises. The commotion takes my mind off of everything that might have happened. When I'm depressed, I watch comedies. They make me laugh and forget why I'm upset in the first place. When I have dates, we watch romantic movies, well, for obvious reasons. People assume I watch a ton of movies because I won't grow up, but that's not just true.

Another thing, people assume that I don't take anything seriously because I make light of everything. But did anyone ever stop to think that maybe that's just the way I deal with things? If I make it funny, it makes it easier for me to deal with. Do you know what I would be like if I took everything seriously? It's not that I don't care or don't have a heart; it's just simply how I deal.

Know what else bothers me; when people find out that I grew up with rich parents. Just because I grew up with money, doesn't mean anything. If I could choose, I would rather have had dirt poor parents that loved me than rich parents that mostly ignored me. Don't get me wrong, I loved my mother, and I know she loved me in her own way, but my father? I absolutely loathed him, especially after my mother died. He never paid attention to me, unless I did something wrong, and then I was lucky if I escaped with no broken bones. This is why I look up to Gibbs. Yeah, sure, he slaps me on the back of the head, but it's not a mean slap. It's a "wake up and smell the coffee" affectionate slap. And I know he's proud of me, he doesn't have to say it.

All in all, most people have me all wrong. I'm a simple man in a good way. I like watching movies; I would rather grab a drink with the team than go out on a date. It's all about the simplicities, my friends.