Issued by PhoenixRising
Anyone else less than impressed with how season 13 played out? I don't just mean Tony DiNozzo's exit though that certainly could be a huge facet. To me, season 13 left a lot to be desired, and I know I'm not the only one who thought so.
So, let's rewrite it, shall we? Let's show them how it should've been done.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a fix-it for some aspect of season 13 you thought left much to be desired. There is a lot to work with here so go nuts. It can be a small fix or it can be a huge fix. The point is…how would you have liked to see some aspect of season 13 play out differently? It can be one thing from one episode, an entire story arc, or perhaps you'd rewrite the whole season, or something in between. Whatever it is, go for it!
I like stories that engross me from beginning to end. Whichever story does that best will be the winner. Knowing the writers here, it will be a tough decision.
Characters: Main, recurring/secondary and minor characters as long as they are relevant to what you're fixing in season 13. This includes characters mentioned but didn't actually appear in season 13. Zoe Keates was mentioned more than once as Tony was still dating her at the beginning of the season. Even though she didn't actually appear in any episodes in season 13, inclusions of her in the story are fine as she was an important part of Tony's life for a while. Since Ziva was pivotal in the canon finale, her inclusion is also fine as well. I'm willing to be flexible here. If you're not sure of someone, just ask. I will most likely allow it if it's relevant to the point of the challenge.
Pairings: All pairings are welcome, be it het or slash.
Genre: Any except crack!fics.
Word count: Minimum 100, no maximum. (If I get enough entries, I may do more than one winner such as winner for short works, winner for longer works. Not sure yet. We'll see what I get for entries to decide if more than one winner is necessary in the interest of fairness.)
Crossovers: NCIS New Orleans and NCIS: Los Angeles, and Hawaii Five-O. I never watched JAG so not familiar with those characters but would like to stay in the NCIS-'verse.
Other: No violence worse than what we've seen on the show. No graphic depictions of rape.
I would prefer main or secondary characters not die unless it's pivotal to the plot. No gratuitous fridging of women. The show-runners and writers have that well-covered. (Yes, I'm a little bitter.)
If you combine this with any (or more than one) of the prompts from the Great Summary challenge, you will get bonus squeeing because that would make my day (but certainly not required). Great Summary Challenge prompts are HERE.
Write as many stories as you want.
Other challenges: Sure, as long as it's okay with the other challenge-giver.
Due date: September 23, 2016
Categories: Slash / Femslash, General, Het
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s)