Mourn and Carry On

Sep. 21st, 2017 11:12 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang standing with his fan, looking peaceful.  Army in background. (peace)
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This has been gathering dust since approximately forever.
Oh, and I got to see Wrath of Khan in theatres again.  Good thing too 'cause I forgot almost everything.

Main Points:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Things go wrong.
Word Count: 456
Rating: Gen

        “This job never gets any easier.”  Gibbs hadn’t expected to find anyone in the office this early after they’d run into some rather ugly bureaucratic red tape, but Redgrave’s just sitting in the dark, a cup in his hand, at the desk he commandeered for his own. 
        “You’re young,” he replies reflexively.
        “Yeah.”  The response is only factual, without emotion.  There’s a silence.  Gibbs would like to hate this, this interloper, this meddler.
        He can’t.  There’s no military stint in Redgrave-or-Harris’s file, but he holds himself like a Marine.  He can joke around like DiNozzo, but when it’s time to be serious he’s one hundred percent serious.  Still like Tony, really.  He’s good at his job, he respects the team, he’s honest.  Even when there are things he can’t say, he tries to get around that, tries to at least give a few words to fill in some of the gaps.  His team are just as good as he’d said, since they’d managed to catch a few things in the alley even the trained lab techs hadn’t.  He treats them like they’re family, and they respond in kind.
        The silence stretches out, and then the young man’s face crumples.  He’s trying to keep it together, but it’s hard.  “Two of my Sl—Agents are dead,” he mumbles.  It’s the first slip Gibbs has caught, and even as he feels sympathy move in him, he makes a mental note for later.  “It was just supposed to be a little recon.”
        “Drink?” he asks quietly.
        “It sounds great, but no thanks.”  The only response is a raised eyebrow, but it’s rarely failed, and it does not do so this time.  “I don’t ever want to become my Dad, so.  Starting down that road’s a bad choice.”  It didn’t take much to guess where this was going after the results of Abby’s search came in.
        “Alcoholic?”  Redgrave hadn’t said much of anything, other than jokes, about his life, but the mask was starting to fall out of place.
        “Alcoholic abusive bastard, but let’s not get personal.”  The laugh is bitter, but it’s quickly gone.  “Y’know, the coffee was probably also an eleven, but I went with it anyway.  Now I’m on the verge of babbling like Willow, my heart’s beating at probably about a thousand times a minute, and I’m probably going to shake myself off the planet any second now.”
        That’s enough to put the NCIS Agent on high alert.  “Medical emergency?”
        “Nah, I’ll be okay.  Eventually.”  This time, the smile is real.  “Thanks for the concern, though.”  This isn’t a man used to worry on his behalf.  Gibbs relies on his patience to quiet his anger and goes to get a glass of water for the kid.

Road Map to the Truth

Sep. 20th, 2017 11:00 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
[personal profile] madimpossibledreamer
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Xander answers a few questions of his own.
Word Count: 315
Rating: Gen

        “What was all that about?” DiNozzo asks when they finally get done with the man (whom they’ll probably be looking into later to see if they can’t find some reason to call for an arrest).  He’s probably trying to distract himself from Gibbs’ driving, but even Gibbs is interested in the answers.
        Even given the driving, Redgrave could be sleeping, seat leaned back as far as it would go and hands folded behind his head.  The seat’s practically on DiNozzo’s lap, which isn’t helping the fact that he’s not comfortable with the situation.  No one has a grasp on who these people are, and for a man who prides himself on his understanding of people, that’s a problem.
        “Like the claw marks, that map looks familiar.  I’m just not placing it.  As for the rest, culprits from our side of the tracks like hunting at night.  So that’s when we hunt, too.”  He shrugs slightly, barely moving in his seat as Gibbs takes a turn too fast.  “Ophelia—”
        “Orelia,” one of the twins corrects without looking up from her smartphone.
        “What, you mean she’s not from Hamlet?” Redgrave jokes, before looking thoughtful again.  “These lovely shades,” he taps them, “…were designed by a good friend of mine after we binge watched the King of Bling himself, the man who was given a number in place of a name, Mr. 007.  They’re actually a camera.  It’s perfectly legal for me to have them.  Unfortunately, you lot, not so much, so I can’t just lend it to you no matter how much you give me those puppy dog eyes, Stark.”
        “Giving you a number and taking away your name,” DiNozzo responds without even thinking, and then thinks about it.  “That’s—how did you—”
        “Magic,” Redgrave responds with jazz hands and then apparently falls asleep in a moving vehicle being driven by Gibbs.
        He’s certainly brave.

Offbeat Questioning

Sep. 19th, 2017 11:53 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
[personal profile] madimpossibledreamer
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: The NCIS investigators, Xander, and two of his 'agents' go to ask a few questions.
Word Count: 740
Rating: Gen

A Little Field Trip

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:32 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
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Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: They visit the crime scene.
Word Count: 340
Rating: Gen

        It’s slightly worrying when they reach the newest crime scene and the kid is as unfazed as Ducky with the body.  All he does is wrinkle his nose a little and push his sunglasses back up.  “Man, this is worse than back in ’03,” he remarks, voice calm and steady.
        One of his ‘agents’ isn’t quite so lucky; she runs off the crime scene to throw up in the bushes, and the others look a little green.
        “Hey, Sierra.  I thought I said, after you could barely look at the pictures, that you could wait in the car?”  At least he cares about his agents.
        “I didn’t want to be the wuss,” she mumbles, miserable, and DiNozzo quickly takes pity on her.
        “Well, why don’t you help me bag and tag?”  That way, she doesn’t have to look at the giant mass of blood and body parts splattered over the brick wall.
        The quiet one—Isabelle?—nods and takes the camera.  Her manner is no-nonsense and businesslike and Redgrave grins in approval.
        He crouches, staring at the stain fixedly.
        “Redgrave?”  Kate asks, looking disturbed.
        “I’m thinking.”  He points at a particular spot on the wall.  “Those marks?  Pretty sure I’ve seen them before.  Claw-weapons.  Just trying to place them.”
        “We’ll keep the nosy ones out,” the one who’d been hurting Tony says with a smile and takes two of her friend’s arms to join the police at the barricade.
        Redgrave taps on his communications device.  “Willow-lite, you there?”
        “The name’s Orelia, and yeah, I’m here, and yes, I’m going through the databases.  No hits as of yet.  I’ll keep you updated.  Oh, and Willow will be glad to know that yes, the sunglasses are working and probably everyone in the field should wear them.”  She sounds sarcastic, long-suffering even.
        “Don’t worry, she enjoys her job,” Redgrave assures them.
        “We’ll help talk to people,” the last two add together, smiling.  They could be non-identical twins.
        “Get everything you can, and we’ll see you back at base,” Redgrave acknowledges, thoughtful and distracted.

Out of the Ordinary

Sep. 17th, 2017 11:55 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
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Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Abby has a report on the ISWC and Xander.
Word Count: 1069
Rating: Gen

remix! and fic update

Sep. 17th, 2017 09:45 pm
celli: a pixellated version of the Star Trek crew on the bridge of the Enterprise (Star Trek)
[personal profile] celli
Someone did an awesome remix of one of my stories - and since I know for a fact I was a pinch hit I am extra impressed!

Transparent (1734 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James T. Kirk/Leonard "Bones" McCoy, past Leonard "Bones" McCoy/Jocelyn McCoy - Relationship
Characters: James T. Kirk, Joanna McCoy, Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Jocelyn McCoy, Winona Kirk (mentions)
Additional Tags: James T. Kirk & Joanna McCoy - Freeform, Overbearing Parents, Heart-to-Heart Conversations, Divorced parents, Starfleet Academy
The one where Joanna and Uncle Jim have a heart-to-heart, and Joanna realises there are much worse things in life than an overbearing parent.

Written for Remix Revival 2017.

I cried, ngl.

* Coursera Style week 2 story (600/600 on the dot)
* Coursera Style week 3 story, cutting the prior week's story in half (300/300)
* PODSA/SGA crossover:
The Ninth Space Wedding (Is the Charm) (3579 words) by celli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pod Save America (RPF), Stargate Atlantis
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jon Favreau/Jon Lovett
Characters: Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, DeRay Mckesson
Additional Tags: Crossover, Alternate Universe - Fusion, space weddings, Soulmates, Tropes
Weddings have consequences. Especially space weddings.

* Coursera Style week 4 story (0/600)

Progress made:
* PODSA gift story (1069/whatever)

* basic income contest story (124/5000)
* PODSA mpreg (2062/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic, two scenes left (704/1000+)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)


Sep. 16th, 2017 11:56 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (personatown)
[personal profile] madimpossibledreamer
Fun fact: it's been long enough I have to make a guess about what it means, too.  Best guess--don't dwell.

Main Points:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 44
Rating: Gen

       “Haunt the past.  Do not let the past haunt you,” one of the girls says sagely to Abby, who looks confused.
       “That sounds good and all, but what does it mean?” she asks.
       Gibbs watches from above as Xander smiles into his hot chocolate.