madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang standing with his fan, looking peaceful.  Army in background. (peace)
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.
~Dreamer~

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.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
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.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (creative)
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

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
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.

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

Haunted

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

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.


madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (izanagi|souji)
song because it's one of the only songs in abby's lab I've heard that I've recognized immediately.
~dreamer~

Main Points:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Follows the events of the end of Season 3 of NCIS though vague enough it could be referring to anytime.
Word Count: 45
Rating: Gen

            “Your dad’s not here.”
            The duh look in the lone eye is so unimpressed Tony can see the Gibbs behind the glare.  Xander holds that for a full minute before rolling his eye.  “Yeah, which means I have to stop visiting family.  Get real, Stark.”

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Case notes: Gibbs isn't impressed by the Slayers.  Though he should be.
Word Count: 200
Rating: Gen

            And then they return, and Gibbs’ reluctantly neutral estimation of the man plummets.  “Girls?” Gibbs hisses. What kind of a group are they, that they’d put women perhaps not adults yet in the line of fire?

            “If you are, for a second, hinting that they’re not every bit as competent as we are, then I feel no sympathy for the wrath that shall befall you.  For it shall, after all, befall you.  Not my own, I’d like to point out, just to be clear.  And they…they chose this.  If they wanted other things, college or the beauty store or what have you, they’re more in charge of their destinies than you or I.”  Xander shrugs.

            “‘If we have the ability to take action, we have the responsibility to take action,’” a pretty brunette states from across the room.  She shouldn’t have been able to hear their conversation from that distance, but a glance at Redgrave shows the guy isn’t the least bit surprised—he rolls his eye, a smile playing around his lips.

            Gibbs’ gut is telling him something, in Abby’s terms, is hinky.  There’s something going on with this whole thing, and he just has to figure out what.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Case notes: Shared jurisdiction pretty much always sucks.
Word Count: 100
Rating: Gen

            All three in the room are aware of the details of the case.  There’s not much reason to go over it now.  “Look up a group called the ISWC,” Gibbs asks once he gets away.  Specifically, the guy’s going to bring in his people so that they can actually get started. 

            “Me, Boss?” Tony asks, and Gibbs rolls his eyes.

            “Everyone.  That includes you, DiNozzo.  We’re going to be working with them.”  It goes without saying that he wants to make sure that he can trust these people to have his six.

            “I am on it!” Abby states with enthusiasm.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Case notes: Shared jurisdiction pretty much always sucks.
Word Count: 833
Rating: Gen

           

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 70
Rating: Gen

                “Actions have consequences.  Never forget this.  Get it tattooed if you think it’s too hard.  Every single time something’s gone horribly, terribly wrong, every time we do something we’ll regret for the rest of our lives and probably beyond, it’s because we’ve forgotten this Rule.  Now, if you’re aware of this, if you’re prepared to deal with the fallout, that’s fine.  Think it through, then do what you gotta do.”

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 160
Rating: Gen

Always work as a team.

                Sometimes, it would’ve been nice if he’d met Gibbs earlier.  Some of the rules would’ve been damn good to know ages and ages ago.  Like Number Fifteen, for instance.  The Scoobies always had issues working together.  Sometimes the stupidest things drove them apart.  And maybe, maybe they would’ve escaped so much hardship, so much pain, if they’d kept that Rule in mind.  They would’ve broken the rule, before, at some point.  They were teenagers, after all.  But he likes to think it would’ve helped.  Him, especially.  He tried to act for the good of them all, or so he thought, but sometimes he’d been stupid and selfish and he likes to think Gibbs would’ve been good for him.

                But in the end, there’s no good wishing for things to be different.  Either nothing will change, or some demon will grant his wish and that never goes well.  So, instead, he tries to be the best person he can be today.


Jealousy

Jan. 2nd, 2016 10:08 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)
Does anyone else have moments when their muscles just decide 'hey, I'm not on board with doing this anymore' and just start aching?  Because that's what's going on with me right now, and it hurts like *proceeds to swear like Dean*.

Main Points:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover, Xander is Abby's brother, dialogue only
Summary: It's Xander and McGee talking.  (I hope I made that obvious, but just in case...)
Word Count: 35
Rating: Gen

 

                “Watch where you’re pointing those eyes.  You might stab someone in the gut.”

                “Oh, God, are you related to Tony?”

                “Nope, just a certain amazing Abby, unless his dad got up to more than expected.”




FYI

Jan. 1st, 2016 09:30 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover, Xander is Abby's brother
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 210
Rating: Gen

“What’s a ‘shovel speech’?” Tim asks worriedly.

As expected, Tony looks delighted.  “This is over Abby, right?”

Kate, on the other hand, rolls her eyes.  “Men.  We’re not your possessions to fight over.”

“Actually, the reigning queens of the Shovel Speech, finally trademarked, are both women, and I’m pretty sure that’s why a lot of my dates seem to somehow get scared off.  It’s obviously not the Babylon 5, because anyone incapable of enjoying the plots aren’t really people you want to be dealing with romantically anyway,” a casual voice that none of them recognize joins the conversation, and McGee glances over and flinches.

                “Are you harassing my agents again, Harris?” Gibbs asks from behind them.  He’d appeared almost as silently as the man wearing an eyepatch.

                “Only on behalf of a certain brilliant, beautiful, bestest sister, sir.”  The smile and salute are almost mocking, on first glance, but there’s something real, honest there that DiNozzo can’t quite put into words.  “Speaking of which, case or visit?”

                “I’d wait.”  It’s like they’re speaking a different language.

                “Great, okay.  I do have a little time off, so assuming it’s quick, I don’t have to miss her.  Hear that, men?  Carry on with enthusiasm, for your lab tech’s sake!”  And he’s gone.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 220
Rating: Gen

           “Oh, are you the boyfriend? If so, I’ve got a shovel speech for ya. If you hurt her, seriously hurt her, I don’t care that you work in a national organization dedicated to stopping this sort of thing, you’re not safe. There’s nowhere you can hide. And, well. You’re an author, right? I’m sure your imagination can come up with a dozen things that might happen, and let me tell you right now, I’ve read your books. Good. You’ve got a good imagination, a way with words. They can’t even begin to paint the picture. And, I guess, this is also part warning. I’ll not be the only one in line. Gibbs and I will duke it out for who gets first dibs to whup your ass. And there’s Wills. You don’t even know her. She’s a lot like Abby, which means that she, too, is a scary force to be reckoned with.” The lone eye narrows, and the eyepatched man studies the agent for a moment before he nods, pleased with the response. “…But all that’s if you fail. You don’t have anything to worry about if you do it right.”
         Tim wonders if his retreat is too obvious. It probably is. Especially when the madman with the eyepatch calls after him good-naturedly, “Have a good day, Agent McGee.”
madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 30
Rating: Gen

“Never date a woman who eats more than you do.”

Xander grins.  “Enjoy never dating a Slayer, then.”

Tony panics.  “Wait, those are the hot women you work with, right?”

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 90
Rating: Gen

Always watch the watchers.

                “About Number Thirty-Five.  Had anyone met the old Watcher’s Council?”  Xander tries and fails to appear disinterested, but he’s not put off at all by the corpse sitting between them, and that’s something Dr. Mallard always seems to appreciate.

                “I don’t believe Jethro ever has, young Alexander.  There was a point, back when I was in England, where I may have met a representative, though I hadn’t realized at the time.  You see…”

                Ducky smiles as the younger Gibbs leans in to hear the story better.



madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
What is it with our pill happy culture these days, I ask ya?  (And, enjoy!)
~Dreamer~

*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 450
Rating: Gen
Note: Dialogue-Fic

Never get personally involved in a case.

                “Nobody, absolutely none of us, well, besides Eleanor and we’ve all been wondering about her for a while but the Watchers say she’s okay and they’re not like the old Watchers so we should probably listen to them and think that they’re right and not lying to us for any reason because what reason would they have to lie except isn’t that a violation of Three and I don’t know, maybe I should check, but what if that makes them think that we don’t trust them and breaks their trust and that’s what makes them go bad when they didn’t have any inclination before…”

                “Wils.  Deep breath.  Too much caffeine.  Clearly I need to train someone better.  Actually, that should actually be a Rule.  No coffee for the Goddess unless you need her beating the Flash in a speed race.  Deep breath.  Think about what you want to tell me.  Aaaand, say it.”

                “Okay.  None of us are having any luck with Number Ten.  I mean, it’s easy, sometimes, but there’s always a case that comes along, and, well, how do we deal with that?  How do we not do that?  I mean, if we don’t react at all, we might be inhuman or sociopaths and if we’ve got powers, that’s bad, very, very bad, but…”

                “Yeah.  Even Gibbs has trouble with that one, and I guess the only thing I can say is, that’s why there’s Gibbs’ Rule Fifteen.  If you can’t stay totally objective, congrats, you’re human.  But you can’t let that cloud your judgement and get you violating Slayer Rule Number One.”

                “Y-yeah, I suppose.  Thanks, Xander.  I miss you.”

                “I miss you, too, Willow.  Though for such a powerful witch, you sure haven’t been using the teleportation as much as I expected.  …Yeah, yeah, I know.  Trying to stay responsible.  I’m proud.  Try not to bounce off any walls or Slayers.  I hear they don’t appreciate that much.”

                “Try not to get kidnapped on your date.  Again.  Or the Slayers are thinking about making a new rule, and it’s one you really, really aren’t going to like.”

                “I get the feeling it’s an unofficial rule anyway, but I hear you.  Take care.”

                “Oh, come on, Xander, even I know that was weak.  You’re not getting away with just that, Mister.”

                “Why don’t you come down one of these days?  Don’t bother to call ahead or have us make any plans, because we all know what happens with the universe when plans are made.  There is some sort of anti-plan plot in place, with Rube Goldberg machinery in place.  We can hang and try to decipher the latest Bollywood films.”


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (ace attorney)
Thanks, Windows 10.  Just what I always wanted, an update that makes me worry about ransomware ("Don't worry, all your files are where you left them" oh, yeah, we'll definitely read that as reassuring and NOT COMPLETELY OMINOUS) and, as a matter of fact, lie about the matter (I had Spybot and Malawarebytes on my computer for a reason.  And Adobe Reader.  ...what are you even thinking?).
Aaand you wonder why you have Angry Customers....

*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 125
Rating: Gen

Never take anything for granted.

                Xander’s eyes are definitely not dry when he opens the umbrella and joins Abby.

                “Rule number eight?” she asks, having stared like the rest at the tombstone with confusion.

                “Juniper wanted it to be ‘Rule Number One’, but we argued it was a little too depressing, so she decided on Number Eight instead.  I’m glad about that.  It’s still a dying message, but, y’know, a little more hopeful than it would have been.”

                “Never let suspects stay together?” she asks, scrunching up her nose a little in confusion.

                “Slayer’s Rules.  Don’t die,” he states simply, and smiles a little through the tears at the compassionate hug he gets, and hopes that, whatever afterlife she ended up in, Juniper’s smiling too.


madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
*Main Points:*
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/NCIS crossover
Summary: Better done by tags, title, and story
Word Count: 35
Rating: Gen

              “Okay, I guess I lied about the numbering system, because there is one numbering thing that Gibbs does follow. The 40s are used for apocalypse-adjacent situations.”

             Dawn nods. “Good to know. But I’m pretty sure you didn’t just call about that to tell me about that.”

             “Actually, this is kind of serving as my check-in. The situation’s all hunky dory now, but it was kind of a mess before then, so. Hence the knowing about the numbering, but not sounding all squeaky and panicked voice-wise.”

Profile

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
madimpossibledreamer

September 2017

S M T W T F S
      1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 212223
24252627282930

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 22nd, 2017 08:31 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios