*Issued by PhoenixRising*Happily Ever After Challenge
Okay, so maybe not exactly ever after. This is NCIS, not a fairy tale after all. I just wanted what I thought was a neat name to call this challenge.
So, in Enthusiastic Fish's Advent Calendar 2016 thread (page 3), I mentioned how Tim should've been settled down and married eons ago. Patsy made a comment about how the show writers would have killed him off if he had been. Teri made a comment about the show writers having issues with the characters being happy. I realized it was the perfect opening for a writing challenge, so here we are.
So, your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to write a story where the characters have an aspect or even multiple aspects of their life in which they are happy. Show us the who, what, where, when, why and how of their happiness, as applicable.
Obviously, this lends itself well to romance since the characters have had so much bad luck in love, but romance is certainly not the only source of happiness in life. It could be a confidante/best friend they spend time with outside of work or volunteer work, or a hobby or a pet or any of a thousand things you might think of. I may be a total sap and love romance but I want to emphasize that romance is not required for this challenge.
Characters/Pairings: At least one of the main characters should be featured (I consider Fornell a main character though he's recurring because he's been with the show since the very beginning). Seasons 1-12.
If you do want to write romance, any pairing is fine except Ducky with any of the main cast as that squicks me out. OCs are welcome.
Rating: Any. Smut is fine if you want to write it. I prefer violence no worse than what we see on the show. No main/recurring character deaths.
Genre: Any except crack fics.
Crossovers: NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Hawaii Five-O are welcome. Ask for anything else because I don't really watch that many programs.
Length: Minimum 500 words, no maximum. If you want to write more than one story, please do!
Series/sequels: Sure, just let me know so I can read the other stories ahead of time.
Other Challenges: Yes, as long as it's okay with the other challenge-giver (though I have yet to see any challenges where it's not okay). Note: Cannot be combined with my Lucky in Love Challenge as I'm not sure I could judge fairly if I end up adoring one of the stories used in both.
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017.
Categories: Slash / Femslash, General, Het
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s)
Summary: At a Semi-Annual review of OSP activities, Eric embarks in some activities of his own.
Categories: Het, NCIS:LA
Characters: Eric Beale, Nell Jones
Genre: First Time, PWP, Romance
Challenges: Long-Winded Story Challenge, Lucky in Love Challenge, Happily Ever After Challenge
Completed: Yes Word count: 16296 Read Count: 435