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Leon Vance's 2010, from top to bottom, beginning to end. What does a Director go through in 12 months? Everything from drama and suspense to confrontations; parties, hearings, investigations, worries, doubts, and a few moments of genuine fun. Told from Vance's point of view. Long story (25 chapters), written for the NFA A Year in the Life challenge.

Rated: FR13
Categories: General, General > Action/Adventure, General > Drama Characters: Abby Sciuto, Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard, Jackie Vance, Jimmy Palmer, Leon Vance, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Original Character(s), Stan Burley, T. C. Fornell, Timothy McGee, Ziva David
Genre: Action, Character Study, Drama, Holiday
Warnings: None
Challenges: Year in the Life Challenge
Challenges: Year in the Life Challenge
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes
Word count: 46954 Read: 8553
Published: 11/21/2010 Updated: 12/31/2010
Story Notes:

 Meet Leslie Baker

Leslie Baker is an OC I created awhile back to be secretary to Vance. I have used him in very minor roles in a couple of stories ever since Vance appeared on NCIS. Leslie will have a larger role here. (I know that we once saw a female secretary, Pamela Cook, for Vance in the season 7 episode Borderland. I am pretending that she was filling in for Leslie while he was on vacation.)

Yes, Leslie is a ‘he’. ‘Leslie’ is an uncommon name for a man in the US, but as they say, people with uncommon names usually channel the energy it takes to face the ridicule they might get, and often go on to do great things. Several US presidents had unusual first names (Lyndon, Ulysses, Grover, Dwight...)

I don’t often describe my OCs, but Leslie stands out so clearly in my mind that I want to share him. He is about 29 or 30; 5 foot 10 inches; thin to the point of being skinny, with slightly shaggy blond hair that hangs down close to his eyes. This gives him a sort of hooded cobra or vulture look. He’s not seen to smile very much, and in fact often looks dyspeptic. His remarks are usually sardonic, or snarky, when he can get away with it. However, he is an excellent secretary, very loyal to Vance, and would never put his boss down. He knows how to behave when he must. Vance thinks he’s a gem, and would be lost without him.

1. New Year Blues by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1771 words)

2. The TAD by channeld [Reviews - 1] (2060 words)
A/N: I’m using the same SECNAV that I had created and used in stories long before the show gave us a SECNAV. I like mine better; he’s a nicer fellow.

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4. Love is in the Air by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1564 words)

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6. Furlough by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1448 words)

7. On Capitol Hill by channeld [Reviews - 1] (2623 words)

8. Post-Budget by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1753 words)

9. Furlough Fallout by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1790 words)

10. May Flowers by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1682 words)

11. Problem Solving by channeld [Reviews - 0] (1767 words)

12. Tour de Vance by channeld [Reviews - 1] (2520 words)

13. A Flight and Youngsters by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1824 words)

14. Interns by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1913 words)

15. Unfinished Business by channeld [Reviews - 0] (1831 words)

16. Danger Within by channeld [Reviews - 1] (2087 words)

17. Debriefings by channeld [Reviews - 0] (1933 words)

18. Audit by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1860 words)

19. The Start of Autumn by channeld [Reviews - 1] (2065 words)

20. I Love a Man in Uniform by channeld [Reviews - 1] (2004 words)

21. Back at Work by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1816 words)

22. The Marine Ball by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1877 words)

23. Performance by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1392 words)

24. Traditions and Changes by channeld [Reviews - 1] (2055 words)

25. How Do You Measure a Year? by channeld [Reviews - 1] (1153 words)

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