Date: 02/15/2016 12:47 pm Title: Ice Queen
OMG this is too adorable, Sarah. I love Gibbs using his winning smile, though it might be rusty. :)
I'm glad you liked it! I figure Gibbs' winning smile is probably not as rusty as he imagines, but I also doubt it gets used that often. But we do love it when it does... ;D
Date: 02/14/2016 07:26 am Title: Ice Queen
Operation 'Make Kite Smile' made me smile. I've always suspected that Gibbs isn't as clueless about women as he makes himself out to be, but this was adorable. 'What did you do with my asshole boss?' indeed! Hee hee!
With the usual YMMV disclaimers - I always feel like Gibbs is well aware of his ability to intentionally charm a woman - say, for the purposes of a case - but has less confidence when it comes to times it actually matters, romantically and otherwise. Charming the pants off a suspect? No problem. Feeling able to communicate honestly? Attempting to charm someone he genuinely cares about? I don't think he's any less able, he just doesn't really believe, from his experience, that he's able. He see,s to believe that he's no good at relationships, and becomes his own self-fulfilling prophecy.
... or I may have just put way too much thought into this ;)
Either way, I'm glad you enjoyed :D