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Author has written 30 stories for NCIS.
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I'm an NCIS addict, also love Emergency!, Star Trek (TOS, TNG & VOY), MASH, Big Valley, Bonanza, West Wing, The Big Bang Theory, Madam Secretary and Friends. I wrote fan fic (before I knew what it was called) when I was a kid; my favorite shows were Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (tall dark and handsome Lee Crane, yum!), Bonanza (yummy Michael Landon) and Star Trek, the Original Series (Spock!!). Wrote fiction through college and then quit for decades. Several of them. Then came NCIS. I started watching during a very difficult time in my life and it kept me going. Looking forward to seeing the characters and their interactions every week really helped. Now I have friends across the country and the world, all due to our love of NCIS. Is that cool or what?
On the show, my favorite character is Tim McGee with Gibbs as an extremely close second. 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 and in my saga Finding Home, an OC. Up until Season 11, Tim was the most under-utilized & underdeveloped character of Gibbs' team, things definitely changed without Tiva in the mix. The flip side to having been an underdeveloped character for 10 years is that he can be nearly anything in fan fiction and still be in character! I'm also a fan of the rest of the gang. After years of disdaining Abby due to her actions toward Tim, I'm seeing her - guardedly - in a new light in the last couple of seasons. She seems to have done some growing up, gonna do my best to portray her more positively in my scribbles, although sometimes she makes a good villain (sorry!). I do love Team stories where everyone is equally involved and kudos to writers who can pull it off, it's tough to do without leaning toward one character or another.
Over the past few years I've developed what I call my personal canon. I don't use it all the time, for example I didn't use it in the Pirates series, but it's in use in both the At What Price and Finding Home series, as well as a few incomplete and not posted stories I work on occasionally.
PERSONAL CANON: Tim is a Navy brat born prematurely to Dan and Lily McGee in Bethesda MD on Nov. 15 1977 (or is he?). His mother dies when he's still a toddler. When Tim is 9, younger brother Patrick 8 and Sarah 3, Tim is told that his father Navy Commander Daniel McGee and Patrick are dead. After the deaths, Tim & Sarah's guardian 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 3 years older than Tim. Eventually Geordie and Rob are legally adopted by Tim and Sarah. When everyone grows up, Tim is at NCIS, Sarah and Rob are mostly college age (in Finding Home they age along with everyone else) and Geordie is mostly in the Marines, Special Forces (or Special Ops, MARSOC or JSOC). Those are the basic facts I usually use.
I've got four series posted, thought I would outline them here:
At What Price includes:
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!!!)
In this 'verse, we find Tim has had a very difficult life and that comes to the fore when the FBI comes knocking on NCIS' door. But not to worry, Gibbs and team are there for him. 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. Oct. 2015, don't know when I'll finish or post them but I'm currently working on three other stories in the AWP universe. July 2016: finished with one, stuck on the other two; they're basically finished, just need to wrestle getting them to their conclusions.
Pirates, Traitors and Goats, Oh My! includes these completed stories:
Pirates, Traitors and Goats, Oh My! - completed
Tales from the Big Fish - completed
Tales from the Road - completed
Circling to New Beginnings - completed
I wrote the original story to amuse myself and it's got just about everything in it and is not so secretly my favorite, I mourned all over fan fic when I brought it to an end. A lot of humor for one thing, 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. The team is stranded in a stolen Russian assault craft. These are the stories of how they saved themselves, where and how they landed, how they dealt with adversity, new relationships forged, old ones changed, their journey home and finally tales of them at home. In Sept. 2014, I added "Circling to New Beginnings" to the series. Apparently, I'm not as done with the Pirates 'verse as I thought I was. I also have another story outlined in this 'verse but I can't seem to get any traction going. Edit 7/16: with the Season 13 finale behind us (in the USA), I've got some new ideas for my 'no traction' 'next' story in the Pirates 'verse. I'll see how far I get.
Tim's New Life, aka 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 - 5 interconnected short stories that peek into Tim's life post Finding Home - completed
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. Someday maybe I'll include my reasoning for writing this series, we'll see how canon NCIS plays out in Season 11 and beyond. One of my reasons was that I was a little tired of all the stories I was reading where Tim just rolled over and let everyone walk all over him. 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 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, 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.
Sigh. All I can say is that the Show had better knock the Sept. 2016 S14 premier right out of the ballpark.
Perspective series based on dialogue between Gibbs and Palmer in the season 13 episode "Lockdown" that made me very unhappy.
Hard Truths - complete
Hard Choices - complete
Perspective - complete
Not all of my stories are posted here. For a full list go to A03 (Archive of Our Own).
I've also co-authored stories with HarmonFreak1; we've created a joint profile under the screen name gottahaveharmonfreak - here's the link: