Ducky's Digressions Challenge by Enthusiastic Fish
Summary:

Issued by flootzavut

Ducky's Digressions!

As we all know, Ducky has a delightful stock of weird and wonderful stories, most (all?) of which he never gets to finish. This challenge should be fun: your task? Fill in the blanks!

Basically, take a Ducky story from an episode and write a story based around it. You can write Ducky finishing the story for a morgue full of dead bodies, explaining it to Jimmy, you can have Gibbs illuminating a story, either demystifying it or maybe even adding more mystery, you could have the team going out for drinks and comparing Ducky stories, you could have Jimmy re telling a Ducky story to Breena (or maybe to his child, if you want to set it post series: maybe he's reminiscing years later when he's the chief ME).

Have Kate and Mike Franks in the afterlife comparing notes or maybe overhearing stories and filling in the details. Have the team guessing what details lie behind his stories, maybe Rachel Cranton or Abby Borin are talking with Gibbs and picking his brain - or maybe Doc Cranston is analysing Ducky or Gibbs, officially or informally.

Maybe the story has a supernatural explanation of some kind, or is entwined with a story from a different series, or a movie or a book. Are SHIELD or the Winchesters to blame? Has Loki been causing trouble? Maybe the local wizarding community is involved. Did Ducky ever meet Captain America? Did Ducky have a disastrous date with Lorelei Gilmore? Did he end up getting tangled up with the FRIENDS at Central Perk?

Or it could be a more prosaic explanation, just a straight re telling/explanation of a story Ducky has told over the years. Pre or post NCIS works for me, whatever you like. It can be told in recollection or in contemporary time (as if Ducky was a young ME just starting out)...

There's plenty of room for crack!fic and other silliness if that's your pleasure, or you could write a serious or even angsty story - some of the stories could lend themselves well to a dramatic story.

The only requirement is that you include a canonic unfinished or unembellished Ducky anecdote. What you do with it is up to you and your imagination!

Feel free to include whoever else you like, including recurring guests, minor characters, OCs.

General Rules & Specs--

Characters: Ducky is an obvious component, but as long as it's referencing one of his stories he doesn't necessarily have to be a main character - for example, the story about Ducky pushing a French flic off a cliff also features Gibbs and Jenny, so could easily be told from the POV of one of them. You can also use an OC as your POV character... Let your imagination go wild, and have fun with it. :)

Crossovers: any in the JAGverse, others please check before writing to avoid disappointment, but I'm open to suggestions... ;D there are a good number of shows that I know reeeeeally well, and a whole stack more where I'm familiar enough with the fandom that I would be able to follow a crossover without an issue. (Any of the fandoms I've mentioned I have enough of a grasp on that a crossover should be okay. I also know The West Wing and Numb3rs really well. If I think of anything else that's obvious crossover fuel I'll add them :D)

Pairings: any or none, canon or not, het/slash, whatever. If you wanna appeal to my shippy nature, well, you know what I like ;) but I'm always happy to read whatever :)

Genre: Any except mpreg (not my cuppa tea); go wild.

Rating & Warnings: Fr18 for torture/gore, otherwise anything goes. I just don't have the stomach for explicit gore/horror porn! Sorreeeeeeee ;D

Length Requirement: Minimum 500, No maximum

Spoilers: general (Ziva leaving, Ellie joining, Ducky not dying of the heart attack, Abby meeting her brother, Jackson dying :'( etc) up to present, case specific spoilers (whodunnits, etc) only up to the end of season 9, please!

I will accept sequels as long as you either make them standalone OR warn me in advance so I can read the backstory.

You can only get Karma for up to three entries, but if you write more than that (a girl can dream!) I will happily include them.

I'm very happy for you to use a story in this challenge that you're also using elsewhere, as long as the other challenger is okay with it.

Deadline: 10th August 2013
Categories: Slash / Femslash, General, Het
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s), Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
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Author: akaeve
Rating: FR7
Summary: One of Dr Mallards stories, I expanded. “Yes, it was the summer of my 18th year; my grandfather had given me a Eurail pass to celebrate my advancement to university. I travelled to nine different countries. I met an Austrian girl, named Gisella, who left her fingerprints on my heart. I visited all the major museums of Europe.....

Categories: General
Characters: Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, Jimmy Palmer, Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Chapters: 1
Genre: Friendship
Warnings: None
Challenges: Ducky's Digressions Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 1367 Read Count: 566
[Report This] Published: 08/04/2014 Updated: 08/04/2014
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Author: akaeve
Rating: FR7
Summary: Another Ducky tale, why the US of A drive on the right.

Categories: General
Characters: Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, Jimmy Palmer
Chapters: 1
Genre: Friendship
Warnings: None
Challenges: Ducky's Digressions Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 1137 Read Count: 419
[Report This] Published: 08/06/2014 Updated: 08/06/2014
Author: akaeve
Rating: FR7
Summary: Another wee Ducky story this time how he happened to sit on explosives twice.

Categories: General
Characters: Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Chapters: 1
Genre: Episode Tag
Warnings: None
Challenges: Ducky's Digressions Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 1051 Read Count: 562
[Report This] Published: 08/07/2014 Updated: 08/07/2014
Past Featured StoryAuthor: Fingersnaps
Rating: FR15
Summary: Ducky and Gerald discuss life and love. This story contains discussion of romantic love between men, if you're uncomfortable with the concept, please look away now.

Categories: General
Characters: Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, Gerald Jackson
Chapters: 1
Genre: Friendship
Warnings: None
Challenges: Ducky's Digressions Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 1828 Read Count: 988
[Report This] Published: 08/13/2014 Updated: 08/13/2014
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