*Issued by flootzavut*
Lady Floot productions presents:
The First Kiss, Last Kiss challenge!
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write either the first or the last kiss of a pair of characters.
It doesn't necessarily have to be a romance, although that obviously would be a good fit for the challenge. If you have other ideas, go for it.
Non-romantic reasons could be things like undercover work (and having to kiss one's partner without necessarily having an emotional investment), the goodbye kiss on the forehead of a dying relative, or Ducky doing his courtly gentleman thing and kissing a lady's hand, for example.
Lots of possibility for romantic versions, obviously. Beginnings and endings of relationships; death and bereavement; a failed attempt at a relationship; a kiss that the people involve didn't know was to be their last, or one they knew was goodbye; accidentally getting carried away and kissing in the heat of the moment; an unexpected kiss on the cheek hinting at deeper feelings... etc, etc.
You can also combine any of these things - UST + having to go under cover together is, let's face it, classic fanfic fodder. I'm sure there are other combos just waiting to be written
You can make it an awkward, unsatisfying kiss or a delightful, toe tingling kiss or any other iteration you can think of. It doesn't have to just be the one kiss, but the story does have to include either their first or their last kiss. If you're feeling ambitious and want to cover both, go for it - or you could be tricksy and have one kiss be both first and last!
In the unlikely event I have a lot of entries (a girl can dream!) I may split the field in a way that seems appropriate to the entries I have, and name more than one winner.
Characters and pairings: Anyone is fair game, though ideally at least one of the main title characters (from any season) should be part of the kiss. This is, however, mostly to ensure I have a good handle on the character of at least half of the couple, so if you have a burning desire to write two recurring characters, please do ask. As long as I know at least one of them well, I'll probably be okay with it. (Recurring characters I definitely know well enough, off the top of my head: Borin, Diane, Rachel Cranston, Fornell. NCIS LA team and support staff past and present.)
I have my favourites and a couple I'm less fond of, but I will read anyone. Recurring characters and OCs also welcome. Gen (any genre) het, slash, etc are all fine.
Rating: I'm a wimp when it comes to extreme gore and I won't read torture porn because nightmares, but that's the only thing I have a problem with. Otherwise, just go for it, as long as you warn it appropriately.
Genre: Go wild. Besides the above ban, anything goes.
Crossovers: Do check with me first, but if I am at least vaguely familiar with the fandom and/or can easily (and cheaply/for free ) get familiar with it, you'll be golden.
Length: Minimum 500 words, no maximum
You're welcome to enter your story into other challenge(s) as long as it's okay with the other challenger.
You can only get karma for three entries, but as far as I'm concerned, if you write six stories for this challenge, that's fine with me! You write it, I'll read it
Closing date: July 15th 2016
Categories: Slash / Femslash, General, Het
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s)
Summary: Tony stops by Gibbs's house after "Family First." Spoilers for that episode.
Categories: Slash / Femslash > Gibbs/DiNozzo
Characters: Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance
Challenges: First Kiss, Last Kiss Challenge
Completed: No Word count: 1519 Read Count: 603
Summary: The first time they kiss, it isn’t over a romantic candle-lit dinner, or on the beach, or at a fancy restaurant. It isn’t after the adrenaline drop of chasing a suspect down, nor is it seeking comfort in each other’s arms after an emotional case.
But it is perfect.
Characters: Timothy McGee, Ziva David
Challenges: First Kiss, Last Kiss Challenge, Teeny Tiny Challenge for Concision Storytelling!
Completed: Yes Word count: 975 Read Count: 412