15 Rule 3 » Gibbs had survived so much, had cheated death multiple times, had seemed invincible. He was steady. He was constant. He was their rudder, always there, always on his team's six. Until he wasn't. (This is a five-chapter story. A chapter will be posted each day, with the fifth posted before the US Season 19 premier Monday.)
NCIS, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, chapters: 5, words: 8k+, favs: 6, follows: 8, updated: 9/20/2021 published: 9/16/2021, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tim M., Nick T., J. Sloane
4 The Mourning of the Walls This is an ATC for the Season 18 episode "Winter Chill." The development in that episode has haunted me. Certainly, Fornell would be devastated, but it is also a major blow for Gibbs. This is a very brief look into the moment we saw at Gibbs' house at the end of the episode.
NCIS, K, English, Angst, words: 527, favs: 5, follows: 3, 3/12/2021, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, T.C. Fornell
1 Inspired This is a "missing scene" for the S17 episode "Musical Chairs" & the S18 episode "Sturgeon Season." Palmer interrupted a lovely Slibbs moment after the band concert, so I speculated about what happened later in the evening. The first section is based on the S18 episode written by Scott Williams. The other two sections are original.
NCIS, T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 7, follows: 5, 2/14/2021, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, J. Sloane
3 I Know (NCIS) She watched the emotions flash across his face: surprise, confusion, realization, irritation, chagrin, and then, finally, resignation. All mixing with the ever-present burden he still carried over Tim.
NCIS, T, English, words: 1k+, favs: 14, follows: 7, 2/2/2021, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, J. Sloane
25The Things We Do Not Say » This was second-nature to him, and he had no doubt that, under normal circumstances, he could out-guess, out-distance, and out-last his adversary. But the pain that pulsed in his head, the raw burning that ate through his side, the blood that trailed down his arm, hip, and thigh, and the nausea that pushed into his throat, all reminded him these were not normal circumstances.
NCIS, T, English, Angst & Romance, chapters: 12, words: 18k+, favs: 15, follows: 16, updated: 9/24/2020 published: 9/13/2020, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tim M., Ellie B., Jack S.
18To Make the World That Simple » FINAL CHAPTER POSTED. Could he believe that, after all these years, he had finally found someone who knew him, who had been where he had been, who understood and accepted his baggage, and even trusted him with her own burdened past?
NCIS, T, English, Angst & Romance, chapters: 4, words: 12k+, favs: 21, follows: 17, updated: 7/24/2020 published: 6/25/2020, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tim M., Jack S.
8 That'll Be the Day History had proven time and again that opening his heart to love would only lead to breaking it. So why the hell was he sitting here in his living room eating cowboy steaks with a beautiful woman, seriously wondering what it would feel like to kiss her, to touch her, to…love her?
NCIS, T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 14, follows: 6, 5/24/2020, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Jack S.
193 Defend Me From My Friends » Complete - finally! "On the forsaken prairie, alone except for the wind and dust, Kitty Russell's world fell apart."
Gunsmoke, T, English, Angst & Romance, chapters: 23, words: 35k+, favs: 25, follows: 24, updated: 1/21/2015 published: 11/5/2011, Matt D., Kitty R.
10 Don't You Want the Job? ATC for 'Anybody Can Kill a Marshal' Part of the flashback dialogue between Matt and Kitty is from the ep. I take no credit for that, of course, except for the surrounding description.
Gunsmoke, K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 11, 6/7/2011, Matt D., Kitty R.
16 A Good Shot of Whiskey A moment-in-time ficlet for the Season 11 episode 'The Hostage'
Gunsmoke, T, English, Romance & Drama, words: 786, favs: 8, follows: 1, 2/2/2011, Matt D., Kitty R.
12 To Do Justly He fought again and clawed upward, gagging and coughing to expel the vile fluid from his sodden lungs, but his efforts seemed futile and the final curtain of darkness fell over him, her name the last word bubbling from his lips.
Gunsmoke, T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 899, favs: 10, 9/12/2010, Matt D., Kitty R.
14 The Best Part ATC to "The Avengers" - She was going to die. In just a matter of moments she was actually going to die. It wasn't the first time Kitty Russell had faced that realization, but it was the most recent and, therefore, the most imminently possible.
Gunsmoke, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 4k+, favs: 16, 6/29/2009, Matt D., Kitty R.
84 Elegy for a Marshal » Just go on up now? While everyone was still there? While everyone could see him climb those stairs and know exactly whose room he was going to? And know exactly – well maybe not exactly – what he would be doing, and with whom?
Gunsmoke, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 11, words: 30k+, favs: 26, follows: 4, updated: 2/9/2009 published: 1/4/2009, Matt D., Kitty R.
7 Paid in Full This was his masterpiece, his tribute to a man who had eluded its comforts much longer than Percy would ever have imagined.
Gunsmoke, K, English, Angst, words: 3k+, favs: 10, 7/2/2008, Matt D.
72 The West Wind » With a feeling that was disturbingly familiar, he crossed his left leg over his right, smoothly avoiding her uninvited and unwelcome touch, and wondered if he should have stayed in Wichita one more day.
Gunsmoke, T, English, Romance & Angst, chapters: 14, words: 39k+, favs: 28, follows: 11, updated: 5/11/2008 published: 10/14/2007, Matt D., Kitty R.
32 In Pace Requiescat » Epilogue is up. A tale of suspense, horror, death, and a little romance. By Wendy and Amanda.
Gunsmoke, T, English, Suspense & Romance, chapters: 9, words: 16k+, favs: 12, follows: 5, updated: 4/20/2008 published: 4/4/2008, Matt D., Kitty R.
8 What Ifs A Christmas Vignette
Gunsmoke, K, English, words: 1k+, favs: 8, follows: 2, 12/26/2007, Matt D., Kitty R.
14 Mulberry Bush And now here he sat, reclining in the same rocking chair from 22 years before. He wondered what would happen now, didn't know, himself, exactly what he wanted to happen. Post ep for 'The Last Apache.' MattMike Yardner pairing.
Gunsmoke, T, English, Angst & Romance, words: 3k+, favs: 4, follows: 1, 12/9/2007, Matt D.
119 Haunted Heart » He found his thoughts returning to another night three years earlier, a night he had lain almost in this very spot, a night he had thought would change his life. And it certainly had, but not at all the way he planned.
Gunsmoke, T, English, Angst & Romance, chapters: 23, words: 108k+, favs: 43, follows: 12, updated: 6/24/2007 published: 6/24/2006, Matt D., Kitty R.
26 My Eternal Portion » Ten years hadn't made a difference, but ten days had.
Gunsmoke, T, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 5, words: 16k+, favs: 14, follows: 1, updated: 6/12/2006 published: 5/4/2006, Matt D.