I Have a Secret Challenge by Enthusiastic Fish
*Issued by PhoenixRising*
The "I Have A Secret" Challenge
The NCIS characters have a lot of secrets. Just Gibbs' secrets alone could probably fill several books. The rest of the characters probably have lots, too.
So your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to explore one or more of their secrets. It can be any kind of secret, something major or something minor, but still a secret nonetheless. What happens when a secret is revealed? How does it change the character who has the secret and the people around him/her once it's revealed? Does it cause someone else pain? Does it change how that person is seen by others? Does it ruin a friendship or strengthen it? Could even love be the result? Or could it be so bad that it causes one of them to move on, leaving their NCIS family behind forever? The sky is the limit.
Obviously, whatever the secret is can either be within the confines of canon or completely AU. Writer's choice. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us want to hug the characters until everything is all better, make us smile and walk away pleased with the turn of events. Whatever, just enjoy telling a story about their secrets.
May the most riveting story win.
At least one of the main characters should be featured. I also consider Tobias Fornell to be a main character since he's been around since the very first episode even if he's not in the main credits.
Seasons 1-12 though I like seasons 1-8 best. AU is fine.
Genre: Any except crack.
Romance is always great but definitely not required. Any pairing except with Ducky because he's so much older than the rest of the characters and that squicks me out. If your story turns out to be romance, smut is fine if your muse goes there.
Rating: Any. Violence is okay but not too gory, preferably no worse than what we'd see on the show itself.
Length: Minimum 1,000 words, no maximum.
Crossovers: I prefer NCIS only; however, if one of those secrets is rooted in the past that crosses with other NCIS characters in the 'verse, that's fine though I want the main focus of the story to be on a main original NCIS character. I haven't seen any of JAG at all so I'm not going to know those characters.
Series/sequels: Sure, just let me know so I can read the other stories ahead of time if I haven't already.
Other challenges: If there are any, sure, if it's okay with the other challenge giver. Should I be inspired to put up another challenge, stories won't be eligible for that challenge since I find it difficult enough to choose winners without having to judge the same story in two challenges.
I think that's everything but don't be afraid to ask if questions come up.
, Slash / Femslash
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s)