*Issued by Shywriter*
The Parting Challenge
Categories: Slash / Femslash
The premise: Tony is leaving. I have provided the opening moment for his departure. If you want to think of this as his final episode(s) of the season, this comes before the phoof.
Specific challenge prompt: the 2 paragraphs provided here must serve as the first 2 paragraphs of your story:
Leon Vance responded to the brief rap on his door and glanced up in acknowledgment as Special Agent Anthony Dinozzo came in to stand before him, at near-attention, his face schooled. Vance sighed privately before looking up to the agent and handing him a file.
“Agent DiNozzo, you’re relieved of your duties with the MCRT, effective immediately.” The Director watched as the green eyes snapped up from the file in his hand to meet his. Before DiNozzo could speak, Vance added, “by request of Special Agent Gibbs.”
Deadline:August 1, 2016
Genre: any, from intense drama to crackfic, and anything in between.
Other Challengers: fine with me
Rules and disclaimers: I would rather leave this as open-ended as possible, so your creativity can reign! Therefore, the answer to nearly any question starting “May I...” will probably be yes. I promise I will be as fair and objective as I can, as I want the winner to be the one with the most creative and well-crafted entry here. However, if you are hoping to win this challenge, bear in mind that, as always, the decision of the challenger is a subjective one. Based upon the fic often posted here on NFA in particular, a couple of my biases may unconsciously influence what I find to be “creative and well-crafted,” and are mentioned here, for what they’re worth:
If you are inclined to bash and/or cinderella-ize your characters: I love all the characters on the show, and I love Tony the most. I recognize they all have strengths and weaknesses, and am disinclined to find any of them extreme in any direction. I don’t immediately assume bashing when I read warts, and know that this is a baggage-laden team and time. But: if you feel the need to denigrate any of the characters or to make any of them the poor-put-upon (whomever), I would challenge you to give some thought to canon, the characters, and your purpose as you write.
If you are inclined to ship: the more I am in fanfic, the more I find I am a traditionalist (aka boring). Therefore, I lean toward more canon-probable pairings of the het variety. Again, I encourage creativity over all, but am generally less inclined to read smut and heavy sexual stuff of any variety than I am relationship stuff, so would find that harder going than other fic.
I look forward to seeing what you creative people can do with this!
Characters: Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
, Any NCIS Character(s)