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22 December 2008 @ 06:56 pm
Drabbles: Four times... (PG, 1/1, Gibbs/DiNozzo)  
Title: Four times Tony woke up in pain (and one time he didn't)

Author: Cosmic
Author's Email: bananacosmicgirl@hotmail.com
Author's Home Page: CosmicUniverse.net
Author's Journal: bananacosmic

Fandom: NCIS
Parts: 1
Word count: 5x100
Rating: PG
Genre: Hurt/comfort, fluff
Characters: Tony DiNozzo, Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Pairings: Gibbs/DiNozzo

Warnings: Slash
Spoilers: Up to 6x08 "Cloak"

Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations from the tv-show “NCIS”, created and owned by David P. Bellisarius and CBS. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Summary: Tony often wakes up in pain.

Can also be read at my website

Consciousness comes and goes, and he’d really rather it go, because each breath hurts like fire and ice breaking him apart from the inside. There is nowhere he can go to get away from it. He gasps and coughs, and he tastes blood on his lips and then there are nurses, and doctors, and he can barely see through the hazy pain.

But there is one thing he likes about waking. One single thing – a warm hand, fingers wrapped tightly around Tony’s. Tony can’t find the strength to hold on himself, but he rests assured that Gibbs has his six.

He wakes up in the back of a car. He recognizes the smell: Gibbs’ car. He’s hung onto its rails enough times to know it intimately.

“Morning, DiNozzo,” Gibbs says.

Tony blinks and sits up, or tries to anyway. Gibbs is in the front seat, driving, but much more carefully than he usually does. Tony’s body feels like it’s made of lead.


“HQ,” Gibbs says. “You need rest. Doctor’s orders.”

Tony closes his eyes briefly, and remembers. “They’d be dead if I hadn’t been there.”

Gibbs gazes back at Tony through the rear-view mirror.

“You did good, DiNozzo.”

His head aches, pounding with every heartbeat. Finding himself on hard stone, he rolls over with a grunt. The sky above him is endlessly blue, making the elephants stomp around in his head even harder, because there is nothing to settle his gaze on.

Then Gibbs’ face comes into view, and Tony thinks absently that Gibbs’ eyes are the same color as the sky.

“Lucky you’ve got a thick head, DiNozzo.”

“Mh-hm,” Tony says, unable to get his tongue working amidst the elephants.

Gibbs touches the side of Tony’s face. He’s checking for injuries, but Tony enjoys the touch anyway.

Tony wakes up, body hurting. He tastes the metallic tang of blood and his head is pounding; it’s not a pleasant way to awaken. Then again, he’s been unconscious, not sleeping.

He opens his eyes, finding Gibbs staring down at him. Tony wonders how it’s possible for the man to look concerned and annoyed at once, but Gibbs manages. Then again, Gibbs always manages the impossible.

“Ziva?” Tony asks, because the last thing he remembers is them fighting bad guys.

Gibbs holds his hand out to Tony. Grabbing it, Tony knows bad things have happened – Gibbs never helps this way.

Fingers are running through his hair, threading gently, the motion soothing. The hand is warm and a bit rough and calloused, but Tony doesn’t mind. He lets his senses slowly awaken, enjoying the sensation of sweet touches and taking in the smell – sawdust and coffee, because what else would it be? – of his lover. He doesn’t need sight to know.

When he does open his eyes – slowly, lazily – he finds blue eyes watching him, and he knows that this is how it’s supposed to be. This is the way they are supposed to be.

“Morning,” Gibbs says, and Tony smiles.

The end

Author's note: Episodes:
1. 2x22 “SWAK”
2. 2x23 “Twilight”
3. 4x04 “Faking it”
4. 6x08 “Cloak”
5. Unfortunately, not canon (yet!) :)

anorienparker: NCIS Gibbs and Tony I got youanorienparker on December 22nd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
Love them all! Excellent job getting so much said in so few words! :)
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo on stairsbananacosmic on December 22nd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much *hug*
yellowvalley: up to no goodyellowvalley on December 22nd, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Dawwwww. Poor Tony! Although he does get to wake up next to Gibbs in the last one... ;)

I like that you used the canon H/C!Tony episodes. It allows you to say more with less words, which worked here considering he's supposed to be waking up in each.

I enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing!
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/Dinozzobananacosmic on December 22nd, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
I think the last one makes it up for him ^^

Glad you enjoyed it. I found it kind of hard to stay within the wordlimit, but after some editing... but yes, it was easier with episodes. There were a few to pick from :)
a veteran pseudo-fictioneer: carpe diemskalja on December 22nd, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
This is really well done! I'm impressed with how you managed to pack in cues about which episode was which without being over the top about it, you know, "GEE WHIZ WAKING UP WITH THE PLAGUE SUCKED," kinda thing. Although now I realize that I can't remember what the heck happened to the poor guy during Faking It.

And of course, the end. :D :D

Thank you!
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs Tony McGeebananacosmic on December 22nd, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you *hug*

Franks hit him over the head in Faking It. I don't like Franks ;p The picture is from Faking It, too.

Glad you enjoyed it :)
(Couldn't decide) - skalja on December 22nd, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Couldn't decide) - bananacosmic on December 22nd, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
fernebergaferneberga on December 22nd, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Nice and sweet - thanks
cosmic: NCIS: Geeks@workbananacosmic on December 22nd, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on December 22nd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
*Snickers at Unfortunately, not canon (yet!)*
Nice look at some of the different things Tony (and Gibbs) have gone through!
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo on stairsbananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
*g* Well, a girl can always hope... :)
Thank you *hug*
adafrogadafrog on December 23rd, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Lovely, thanks.
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo 4x04bananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
Thank you *hug*
laura_trekkielaura_trekkie on December 23rd, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
Poor Tony, he really does seem to end up in pain a lot, so I'm glad he got one instance of pleasurable, pain-free waking.

cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo on the phonebananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
Glad you like it :)
it only burns when I breathe: ncis: gibbs&dinozzo - GslashD by moosewispikedluv on December 23rd, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Those were great! Love Gibbs being there to pick Tony up each time, and especially the last, of course. *g*
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/Tony season 6bananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
Thank you very much *hug* :)
Amyawils1 on December 23rd, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Excellent; very subtle, and the canon elements worked so well in proving your point: Gibbs looks after Tony.

Edited at 2008-12-23 03:13 am (UTC)
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo on stairsbananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
Thank you very much *hug* Although I do wish they would show him looking after Tony a bit more on screen...
tejastejas on December 23rd, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
*Very* nice!

We seriously need an NCIS Five Things comm.
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs Tony McGeebananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
Thank you :)

I agree. I was looking for one when I was finished with this, but I couldn't find one...
justhuman on December 23rd, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
Loved these - every one.
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo 4x04bananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
dhae_knightdhae_knight on December 23rd, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
Oh. Oh wow. Oh man these are beautiful. You really pack a lot of punch into small packages, you know.

You know... I'm sure #5 is canon. They just haven't show it on-screen... ;-)
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo on the phonebananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed them :)

*g* That's totally true! ^^ Let's call it 'not *on screen* canon yet' then?
*-*LiL SToKeS*-*: DiNozzo Christmas *By Me*abe16kidbosco on December 23rd, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Oh man! I love your fics SO much! So so so so much!!! Amazing as always! Can't wait for more!!! :D
cosmic: NCIS: Gibbs/DiNozzo by isisbananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Thank you very much :) More is coming up, I promise!
Xanthe: ncis tony smiles at gibbsxanthe on December 23rd, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
Fabulous! I love how you tied in a moment with Gibbs following each of Tony's injuries. I esp liked the Twilight one for some reason - that ep is about the most concern Gibbs shows for one of his agents! Although he is cute with the looking in Tony's eyes thing after Franks knocks him out. Talking of which, I read your comments about Franks and totally agree. I know Gibbs seems to hero worship the guy but I find him hard to like. Plus, he hit Tony! I loved number 5 - and perhaps it's only a matter of time before it IS canon *g*.
cosmic: NCIS: Geeks@workbananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
Thank you very much :) And yes, I love Twilight for that reason - Gibbs actually, verbally, takes care of Tony. Me likes very much.

I guess Gibbs' hero worship is supposed to mirror the way Tony and the others' hero worship Gibbs, but Gibbs isn't at all like Franks. For example, Gibbs would *never* leave a file open on a desk, so that the father and husband of a murdered daughter and wife would be able to find the culprit and kill him...
puck23puck23 on December 23rd, 2008 09:31 am (UTC)
So good! I enjoyed it. and happy holidays!
cosmic: NCIS: Christmasbananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much :) And Happy holidays to you too!
(Couldn't decide) - puck23 on December 23rd, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Couldn't decide) - bananacosmic on December 23rd, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)