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Recs: NCIS

NCIS is something of a borderline fandom; it's not huge, but there's a fair amount of fic out there. A good section of this fic is h/c focusing on either Dinozzo or Gibbs. However, for whatever reason, this fic is often not labeled as h/c, and can thus be a little difficult to track down. I have a soft spot for hurt!Tony, and had to do a fair amount of work in order to track it down - I think that qualifies it. Even though Tony!whump is to some extent canonical.

Since there is a fair amount out there, I'm focusing this post on stories which deal in some way with the second season episode "SWAK" - though some of them are post-eps, some missing scenes, and some take place years later.

SWAK stories:

Fifteen Percent
Author: mrwubbles
Fandom: NCIS
Characters/Pairing: Tony, Kate, McGee, Ducky, Gibbs
Word Count: 10,500 (in three parts)
Rating: PG
Whumped: Tony - illness
Summary: The experts said the survival rate was fifteen percent. You would think someone would have wanted to know.
Recommender's Note: Narrated by Kate. This story has a bit of everything; post-plague recovery, Tony's father issues, Kate-Tony banter, general team dynamic. Very nice.

Taking Turns
Author: DeniseV
Fandom: NCIS
Characters/Pairing: Tony, Gibbs, team
Word Count: 2200
Rating: G
Whumped: Tony - respiratory problems
Summary: '“Oh, crap,” NCIS special agent Tony DiNozzo heard as he continued to try to catch his breath.' Missing scene for Requiem; rescuing Gibbs takes its toll on Tony.
Recommender's Note: The story might benefit from a good beta, but it's a nice reversal of comfort, from Gibbs to Tony.

Interrogative RECOMMENDED
Author: thehoyden
Fandom: NCIS
Characters/Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: NC-17
Whumped: Tony - respiratory problems
Summary: "Put the damn scarf on, DiNozzo, or I'll strangle you with it myself." In which Gibbs has this weird thing going on about Tony's lungs.
Recommender's Note: Not classical hurt/comfort, in that the whump is minor and in the background. What we do get, though, that makes me classify it as h/c, is a physically vulnerable Tony, and a protective Gibbs. Which is enough for me.

After the burn bag at Bethesda RECOMMENDED
Author: twoweevils
Fandom: NCIS
Characters/Pairing: Gibbs/Dinozzo, team
Rating: PG-13
Whumped: Tony - illness, recovery
Summary: "People say things when they think they're dying, Tony. They make promises they can't keep."
Recommender's Note: The typical 'oops, I thought I was dying when I wrote that' fic, except with a twist. Very well written.

Other whump:

Boxed In
Author: Florence1
Fandom: NCIS
Characters/Pairing: Tony, Gibbs, Tea
Word Count: 4800
Rating: PG-13
Whumped: Tony - emotional
Author's Summary: Tag for the episode Boxed In. Tony is left feeling excluded, nothing new there.
Recommender's Note: Not the most memorable story, maybe, but a nice whumpy post-ep if "Boxed In" left you feeling like Tony's emotional angst goes too often unrecognized in canon.

The Window
Author: Summertime
Fandom: NCIS
Characters/Pairing: Tony, Gibbs, team
Word Count: 30,000
Rating: (high) PG-13
Whumped: Tony - emotional, kidnapped, missing, starvation, self-injury
Author's Summary: Tony wakes up alone in a locked room. Gradually, he creates his own way out, but when rescue finally comes, how can he reconcile what he sees with what he knows?
Warnings: Self-injury as a response to prolonged isolation.
Recommender's Note: This is a rather dark story, but serves as a nice contrast to all those h/c stories where the hurt immediately disappears in face of the comfort. There is both hurt and comfort in this story, but the hurt never magically disappears; instead, it is slowly worked through and recovered from.

Author: the_green_sheep
Fandom: NCIS
Characters/Pairing: Tony, Gibbs
Rating: PG-13
Whumped: Tony - injury, shot
Summary: Tony feels the bullet tearing through his arm as the only point of heat in the cold and damp around him. Flesh wound, he thinks, and keeps going, and is surprised when his feet don’t quite finish the turn and slam his shoulder into the opposite wall.
Recommender's Note: My only wish is that it was a little longer.



I wanted to thank you for these great Tony whump recs! I'm fairly new to the NCIS fandom and frankly, I'm not sure where to start looking for Tony whump stories, aside from ff.net. I was wondering if maybe there are any more good Tony whump stories that you could recommend?

Thanks very much in advance :o)