Summary: While investigating the disappearance of a Marine, Gibbs is abducted, sold, and forced to fight in a brutal tournament where the price of winning is almost as high as the cost of losing, and death waits constantly in the wings. After five months of hitting brick walls, Tony finally hatches a desperate plan to rescue Gibbs, only to find him a very changed man. In order to escape, Tony has to remind Gibbs who he is and awaken a sleeping wolf inside him. But, haunted by his ordeal and the acts he’s been forced to commit, can there ever really be a way back for Gibbs?
Characters: Gibbs, DiNozzo
Story Type: Action/Case, Angst, Character Study, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Rape/Non Con, Romance, Torture
Spoilers: Nothing very specific but general knowledge of the show up to the end of Season 8
Warnings: Rape/Non Con
Word Count: 150,263
Xanthe Loved Writing This One!, Xanthe’s Recommendation
Published: June 6, 2011
Notes: This is really a giant hurt/comfort, action/thriller/suspense epic. Despite the warnings, it’s not really a rape or rape recovery fic as such, and I should stress it does not feature partner betrayal – it isn’t about Tony or Gibbs hurting each other, it’s more about how they bond as a result of a horrific situation going on around them. It is very dark in places, but I do love a happy ending, and I think the payoffs make it worthwhile :-).This story was inspired by this NSFW picture from meret which I received on the same day that my neighbour’s son knocked on the door to warn me to keep my cats in as a local dogfight was looking for bait – an idea that horrified me. The two sort of morphed into this story – which then took on a life of its own. While researching this story, I also found this site (definitely NSFW!). Who knew?
It’s been thirteen years since I wrote Subterfuge in The X Files fandom. That had a very similar premise to this story, but Two Wolves is a very different kind of story and goes into much darker territory. However, there is one scene in this story that is a deliberate homage to Subterfuge. Star Trek: TOS, Being Human, Torchwood, Birds of Prey and many other shows, including NCIS have dealt with a similar central premise in their own way, but this is obviously my particular dark take on it.
Thank yous: To my trusty audiencers: taylorgibbs, Sue and nikitariddick, who kept me going during the writing process. I think I’d have given up at a very early stage if you hadn’t been so encouraging a86;. To bluespirit_star for the beautiful title graphic. To my fantastic betas: taylorgibbs and to annieb1955 for the great medical beta. They all did a wonderful job. This is a very long story, and I appreciate them giving up their time to help me with it. Any mistakes are all mine.
Special thanks to taylorgibbs and Sue for handholding and support. You have been my rocks! Thank you so much.
Two Wolves Gallery
Beautiful sketches illustrating scenes from the story by Flyonthe wall2 can be found here
Click on an image to enlarge