Summary“Tony, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and it’s 80 degrees out here! Why on earth are you wearing that giant sweater?”





CharactersGibbs, DiNozzo

Story TypeHumour/Crack, iContest Story, Kink





Word Count329


PublishedOctober 28, 2011


NotesBack in April, I held a Tibbs iContest on my LJ. You can check out all the entries and the winners here.

I promised the winners I’d write them all a story inspired by their icon. Originally, I offered to do drabbles – fics of 100 words exactly. But when I came to do them, I found I wanted them to just be as long as they wanted to be – so I went with that.


My apologies for how long it has taken. First I wanted to finish Two Wolves. Then I broke my ankle and didn’t write anything for a long time. So, I’m delighted to finally be able to post them now.


The stories vary in size from 300ish words long to nearly 4000 words long. I started out thinking I’d keep them very short, in the spirit of a drabble, but somehow each one kept turning out longer than the previous one! Please don’t assume any value judgement from their length; I just looked at each icon and went where my imagination took me, whether it was a short ‘joke’ fic, or a longer, more angsty story. Or, you know, lots of spanky BDSM ;-).


Sometimes, my imagination was surprising; the best Tony icon is a story largely about Gibbs, and the best Gibbs icon is a story largely about Tony. Go figure! I tried to keep all the stories to one scene – except for the best BDSM icon fic which, once I had the idea, I knew would have to be comprised of several short scenes in order to do what I wanted with it, which was to contextualise the icon.


I did my best to capture some feeling or truth that struck me about each icon. I hope I succeeded. I’m posting the three shortest stories today, the longest one tomorrow, and the final one on Sunday.

Please make sure to admire each icon before you read – the stories work much better that way!


Thank you again to all the entrants of the iContest for making it such a great competition. You all rock!

Thank yous: To [info]bluespirit_star and [info]taylorgibbs for beta and to Nikita, Hilde and Sue for audiencing.

This story is for Theeverdream who made the winning icon in the Gibbs/Tony romance category. When I looked at this icon, the two things that struck me were a) why is Tony wearing that big sweater and b) what sneaky, secret thing are Gibbs and Tony smiling about? So I wrote this to explain the two!


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