Author has written 49 stories for NCIS.
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April, 17, 2023: For anyone looking for new stories from me or the continuation of my current series, sorry I've been gone so long. I'm working on the 3rd story in the series, Becoming Tim, and hope to have something ready to post in several weeks. Possibly sooner but no promises! Thanks to everyone who's written expressing concern, I'm all right, it's been a rough time although nothing horrible happened, just an accumulation of 'things'. Anyway, I'm finally getting back to writing.
Hello, welcome to my profile! I'm an NCIS addict, also love Emergency!, Star Trek (TOS, TNG & VOY and the OG movies), MASH, Big Valley, Bonanza, West Wing, The Big Bang Theory, Madam Secretary, Friends and my childhood favorite, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Books: LOTR, Dragonriders of Pern and Harry Potter (movies too for both LOTR and HP. Love many of the NCIS/HP crossovers, so clever!)
I started reading fan fic stories after NCIS killed off Mike Franks. I was heartbroken and went looking for stories about him, found them here. After I started reading, I started beta-reading and did that for a couple of years. I do not beta anymore. Somewhere along the line I started writing my own stories. Although I really started writing fan fiction decades ago, before computers and the internet.
On NCIS, my two favorite characters are Tim McGee and Jethro Gibbs. In fan fiction (and in canon), I'm always looking for intelligent, fun and romantic tales of strong, smart, competent agent, hot, sexy Tim. I ship him with Gibbs, Ziva, Tony, Delilah, Ellie although in most of my stories, I pair him with an OC.
My current lean is toward writing Gibbs and McGee as father and son or at least closely connected in a familial way. I'm a bit obsessed with it and the first episodes of Season 15 gave me much joy.
Warning, my written characters are rarely strictly in canon character. I write them as I want them to be in a particular story. And while I include bits and pieces of canon, I also wander far and wide away from it. I find it particularly frustrating when someone writes that "Gibbs (or Tim or Tony, etc) would never do..." I'm the writer, I get to pick how I want the characters to behave. It's fan fiction! Don't like, don't read and for heaven's sake, go write your own stories, you don't have to post them, just write what you want to see happen. That's how I started, way back when I was a very young TV addict, writing little stories for an old sci-fi show called "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea".
I used to live and breathe proper grammar and proper word usage. Then I started writing. HA! I try my best and have an excellent beta, but things do slip through. These days, I'm more concerned that the story makes sense than whether there's proper grammar. Although incorrect word usage, my own and other writers', still drives me crazy. And there are certain phrases that drive me even crazier: "had went" (those two should NEVER be paired together, use 'went' by itself or 'gone'), "arrived back" or "returned back". NO, just NO! It is arrived or returned, adding back is redundant, unnecessary and hideous. Ok, so I'm still a bit obsessed :).
Did you know that most of us use the wrong word when we want to say someone is maintaining silence or doing something without calling attention to our actions? Perhaps close to taking a covert action but not quite as serious? Read below:
"The word discreet means “judicious in one’s conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature.” Or, more generally, “prudent, unobtrusive.”
Texting is more discreet than talking because what you text can’t be overheard by others; it’s private. I got an emergency phone call in the middle of the meeting, so I tried to be discreet as I left the room. The researchers stayed at a discreet location in the mountains.
The word discrete means something quite different from discreet: “apart or detached from others; separate, distinct, discontinuous.”
When Netflix hiked its price by a few bucks a month and tried to separate DVD rentals and online streaming into two discrete services, everyone was pretty annoyed. The song was composed of different, discrete parts that didn’t repeat a common theme. We found that the glitch was a discrete occurrence, not part of a larger issue with the program."
Anonymous reviews: While I'm not wildly enthusiastic about these and with a few exceptions would turn them off if we still had that option, I will keep the ones where the "reviewer" has actually read the story and wants to comment on it. If you're going to snipe at something you want that I didn't include, or make troll-ish comments, your review will probably be deleted. Sniping is irritating and 'tone of voice' online is critical. If you make a suggestion, maybe but don't count on it. Things to know:
MY HEADCANON (IT'S OFFICIALLY A WORD IN THE DICTIONARY!):
-Tim is a Navy brat born prematurely to Navy Lieutenant Daniel McGee and his wife, Lily Victoria Hubbard McGee, in Bethesda, Maryland, on Nov. 15 1977.
-His mother dies when he's a toddler.
-When Tim is 9, younger brother (OC) Patrick 8 and little sister Sarah 3, Tim is told that his father, now a Commander, and Patrick are dead, killed in a hit and run in which Tim is badly injured with head trauma and loss of memory.
-After the deaths, Tim & Sarah's guardian (their 'stepmother') abandons them and they grow up in a homeless shelter and transient camp on the East Coast of the U.S.
-Shortly after they are abandoned, Tim rescues a two year old boy, Rob, whom he raises along with Sarah, helped by Geordie, an orphan three years older than Tim.
-When everyone grows up, Tim is at NCIS, Sarah and Rob are at least college age and (OC) Geordie is in the Marines, Special Forces (also referred to as Special Ops, MARSOC or JSOC).
- I have a number of OCs (original characters) I use in my stories. They are mine and may not be used by any other writer. For anyone who's lost with my OCs:
Tim's Baltimore family: Luella Camilo Morgan, also known as Ms. Lu, Lu, Mamalu, Malu, Mama and Mom. She is/was the manager of the homeless shelter and remains a close friend of the McGees and the other orphaned/abandoned/run away children, especially those known as the "Baltimore Uncles" to Tim's kids (in stories where he has any!). They are: Bill Coulter, Barry Rudd, Freddie Brooks and Jose (aka Joe) Maier. Geordie, whose last name is Perry and Rob, whose birth surname was Brill, are also part of the group who grew up at the shelter and/or camp.
Also in Baltimore: Nate, Juanita and Big John. Nate and Juanita 'run' the transient camp that's taken over a city park in Baltimore. Nate's very protective of the children in the camp and when grown, the McGees and their friends help manage the camp and help feed, clothe and when possible offer help for rehabilitation to the current residents.
In stories where Tim and Sarah are related, their birth family is: along with Tim's canon paternal grandmother Penelope Langston, original characters Maisie Hubbard, their maternal grandmother, (USN Capt.) James Hubbard, maternal uncle, his wife Claire and their kids Ainsley and Callum. Also part of this family are Tim and Sarah's OC godparents, (USN Admiral) David and Elizabeth Crane.
Recently I've added Elizabeth (Liz) Fielding and (retired USMC Colonel) Charles (Charlie) Fielding, Delilah's divorced parents.
I've also added an OC brother for the OC character Malu (Luella Camilo Morgan), retired USMC Colonel Charles Camilo. He's basically the same OC character as Charles Fielding, for stories where there's no Delilah. In those stories, he is not Delilah's father, he is Malu's widowed and childless brother who joins the family.
Those are the basic facts I usually use.
I have several stand-alone stories, a few one or two-shots, one crack-fic and to my amazement, now have 5 (!) series posted and am in the process of writing and posting #6, see info below:
At What Price In this 'verse, we find Tim has had a very difficult life and that comes to light when the FBI comes knocking on NCIS' door. But not to worry, Gibbs and team are there for him. This is the first story where I used my headcanon. I won't give away the rest of the story! There is intrigue, espionage, angst, hurt/comfort, romance and plenty of surprises along the way
At What Price- completed
Maisie - completed
Oh Brother! - completed
What the Heck Happened? - completed
Breaking Free - completed (and WINNER of the Happy/Normal Life Challenge on NFA [a site which is now defunct:( )
The Letter - completed (AU of AWP)
Connections - completed (AU of AWP)
Pirates, Traitors and Goats, Oh My! (McGibbs Tim/Gibbs)
9/20/20: I'm so excited to resume working on a sequel to Pirates! I started it several years ago but now, with the help of more years of canon fodder, er, experiences, I'm working on it again. 8/2022: it isn't finished, haven't worked on it in over a year and it's no longer on my list to finish and post. 3/2023: I found it and reread it recently Maybe I'll finish it to go with the straight (no slash) version of Pirates if I ever actually get that done. No promises and don't hold your breath!
The original series includes these completed stories and does not use my headcanon:
Pirates, Traitors and Goats, Oh My! - completed
Tales from the Road - completed
Tales from the Big Fish - completed
Circling to New Beginnings - completed
I wrote the original story to amuse myself and because I could not get 'what happened next?' out of my mind after watching "Chimera". It's got a lot of humor for one thing (it still makes me laugh!), along with...well go read it! In this 'verse, we take a look at what happened after the credits rolled on the season 5 episode Chimera when the team is stranded in a stolen Russian assault craft.
I'm also looking forward to writing a non-slash version of the original Pirates. Several of my readers have commented that they would love to see that and I will get that going at some point. Won't change the overall story much.
Finding Home includes:
The Thought - completed
The Project - completed
Finding Home - completed
Finding Home: Roots Before Branches (a side story to the main saga) - completed
Finding Home: Through the Years - 6 interconnected short stories that peek into Tim's life post the MCRT. Completed, although I may eventually add a few more peeks into the lives of Tim and his family.
In this 'verse, Tim sets out to change his life for the better while his former team tries to figure out what happened, why they did what they did and how to make it better - not even sure it can be made better. One of my reasons for writing FH and its prequels was that I was tired of all the stories I was reading where Tim just rolled over, let everyone walk all over him or apologized for everything he did!
I decided to write a positive story where Tim has a backbone, finally does something with his career, is recognized for his skills while still being a 'nice' guy. While I love the special agent and family man he turned into, I'm especially proud of the relationships he and our canon characters build together. So on the show when Michael Weatherly's character, Tony DiNozzo, walked out of the bullpen for the last time in season 13, I pulled up my little sequel of Finding Home where Tim thinks about how he sees Tony several times a week even after TD left the agency. Not so hard to deal with show canon then. Not gone, just off screen.
Perspective series based on a snippet of dialogue between Gibbs and Palmer in the season 13 episode "Lockdown" that made me very unhappy. These are difficult stories to read and were even harder to write, exploring the dark sides of two NCIS characters. No 'unicorns and rainbows'.
Hard Truths - complete
Hard Choices - complete
Perspective - complete
Serendipity series: These are stories of Tim's family, from the NCIS group, expanded to include others and their adventures. There's a lot of Tim and Gibbs (NOT SLASH!) in these.
Heartbreak - 10/2020, I've just added this prequel to Serendipity, so as far as continuity of the overall series, it's #1. Complete
Serendipity - Complete
Ripples - Complete
Fallout - Complete
After - Complete
Homecoming - Complete
Progeny - Complete
Discovery - Complete
10/21/21: While Discovery was meant to be the last story in this series, I may add another story here and there. Someday. Maybe.
Becoming Tim, which will have 3-5 stories once complete. The series starts with the dissolution of our beloved team in the last minutes of "Judgment Day" in Season 5, after the death of Director Shepard.
Professor McGee - Complete
Reaping the Bounty - Complete
In Motion - May, 2023: Tentative Name, have not yet started posting.
Other story names will be added as they're posted.
Also, these aren't series but stories I'm particularly fond of:
Fish: complete: while working a case that was originally the FBI's, Tim disappears and is feared dead. Gibbs refuses to give up. This is centered around Tim and Gibbs, with the team more or less as the 'chorus' in the background. Set between S11 and S13, team is Gibbs, DiNozzo, McGee, Bishop and they're all involved. Crime, drama, hurt/comfort, adventure, a whole lot of familial love and a dog named Boss. While there are some readers who'd like a sequel the story to me accomplishes what I wanted it to and don't plan to write any kind of sequel.
The Common Thread: complete: Tim takes a phone call at work that causes Rule 38 to kick in, with Tim leading a case and it gets complicated. Starts in early S13, after 'Twenty Klicks'. Drama, crime, sadness, lots of happy goodness and a few surprises. Family, Gibbs & Tim in a father-son relationship. Absolute love of our canon characters here. No Tiva, no McAbby. All of my OCs.
Notes in the Key of Life: complete; I started writing this while struggling through the most difficult experience of my life. It is, of course, Tim-centric and starts with S17 Ep1 with Ziva's return. Lots of angst, hurt/comfort, as well as family, adventure and fun. Warning: there are mentions of torture, violence., although not graphic and it's narrative, told in story fashion, not 'as it is happening'.
Making it Simple: complete; May, 2020: based on the S17, episode 20 "The Arizona". I wanted more context and content around the last scenes of the episode and this story is the result. Four chapters, complete.
Letting Go, Moving On, complete. Sept., 2020. Another look at what might have happened as a result of Ziva's return and the violence she brought with her. Gibbs is more of a 'functional mute' and gruffer than ever, Bishop's actions are becoming stranger by the day, Torres is Torres and Tim is ready. Features the canon McGee family (Dee, twins) and the DiNozzos (Tony, Tali). A serious look at what could have happened. Ten chapters, complete.
Fade to Black, complete: this was fun to write, a little homage, if you will, to the childhood acting career of Sean Murray. Only in this, that's his stage name, his real name is Timothy McGee. This is also a McGibbs (slash) story. I started a sequel at one point but I think it got lost between the various laptops I've worked to death during the last decade. Can't finish it anyway, I've lost touch with the expert who was going to help me with the story of Tim and Jethro in Hollywood.
The Quilt, complete. My very first fan fiction to be posted, June, 2013. It deals with Tim's relationship with his dying father, Admiral McGee, after the episodes "Squall" and "Extreme Prejudice". Also a tiny breath of a hint of McGiva. Complete.
Not all of my stories are on this site. At least one of my stories is only on A03 (Archive of Our Own) and is a slash McGibbs. I use the same screen name there.
I've also co-authored stories with HarmonFreak1; we've created a joint profile under the screen name gottahaveharmonfreak - here's the link:
(Note: our stories there are slash, so don't look if you don't read! :))
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