Ricochet!

Sep. 4th, 2012 09:54 am
xanthefic: (ricochet filmreel)

I've been working on an original character novel set in the BDSM universe for the past few months. I've now finished it and sent it to my betas, so I finally feel able to do the first teaser post. Squee! I'll do some more of these in the next few weeks and hope to include some graphics too as we go along. This one is just a little introduction. So much happens in the 165,000 words of the novel that I had to just concentrate on some basics here.

I'm intending to self-publish the novel in e-book format on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords etc when it's ready, and, if possible, provide it in a hard copy form too - I'll post all the details here when the time comes. Special thanks to georgiesmith for the icon :-).

Coming Soon!

Ricochet
By Xanthe Walter


In a world where everyone is bisexual and BDSM relationships are the norm...meet the cast of the hit TV show Collar Crime.

Onscreen, Richard O'Shea plays the naughtiest sub on TV, and off-screen he gets into almost as much trouble. He’s a laidback, fun-loving goofball of a dom who enjoys a string of one-night stands with the prettiest subs he can find in LA's most exclusive nightclubs.

Matthew Lake plays an innocent young sub on the show, but in real life he’s a tidy, fastidious control freak with an OCD problem who repeatedly dates the wrong kind of doms.

When Rick’s chaotic personal life lands him in hot water with the Collar Crime show-runner, he's forced to change his lifestyle and confront his dark past before it ruins his career.

Matt struggles with his own problems when a gritty new plotline brings him face to face with one of his worst fears. After making a dangerous mistake, he finds that the only person he can turn to for help...is the most notoriously unreliable dom in the world.

Extract


There was a sudden flurry at the door, and then the human whirlwind that was Matt in a bad mood stormed into his trailer without knocking.

“Have you seen this?” He threw a magazine across the trailer. Rick caught it in one hand and glanced at the front cover.

“Is Rick swimming in Matt’s lake?” the headline screamed, over a picture of him and Matt emerging from his house a few days ago, Rick's hand clamped firmly around Matt's wrist.

“They made a pun out of your surname being ‘Lake’?” Rick shook his head sadly. “That’s crappy writing.”

“Really? They're insinuating that we're having an affair and your problem is that the writing’s crap?" Matt glared at him.

"Well, it is!"

"Yes it is," Matt conceded. "And this one is even worse!” He flung another magazine at Rick.

“Ricochet! TV star Matthew Lake takes a walk on the wild side with his handsome co-star!”

This one had a picture of Rick throwing Matt over his shoulder and striding with him towards his bike.

“Ricochet! Hah!” Rick laughed. "Now that one is actually pretty good."

“Yes, yes,” Matt said impatiently. “The first headline is a feeble play on my name, and the second is an even worse pun on yours. Hah, hah, very funny.”

“Rick O’Shea…ricochet.” Rick was still laughing at the joke. “I love it!”

“Well, I don’t! And I do damn well feel like I'm ricocheting all over the place because of this! My life used to be calm and ordered, just the way I like it, until this happened. Now the paparazzi follow me everywhere, and people keep thinking I’m subbing to you and asking me the most inappropriate questions about what you’re like in bed, and Emily just left me a very rude message on my cell phone, and…it’s all a total mess!” Matt threw his hands up in the air.

“Huh. See, for me it’s the opposite,” Rick said, sitting down on his couch and flicking through the magazines. “My life used to be full of fun and chaos and now it’s totally boring. I used to actually have a life, Matty, and now I can’t do anything, or go anywhere, or be myself in case I screw up and get fired.”

“It’s like we swapped lives,” Matt lamented, sitting down beside him. “I’m leading your high octane life, and you’re leading my more structured…”

 “Boring,” Rick interjected.

“Ordered,” Matt insisted with a glare. “Life.”

xanthefic: (suits title possession)
Squee! I've just finished writing my first Suits fic! I've got a lot of editing and polishing to do, but I'm excited, so I'm doing a "Coming Soon" post. I know this is a new fandom so it probably won't be as popular as some of my other stuff, but I had a lot of fun playing in this sandbox for the first time :-).



Title: Possession
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: Suits
Pairing: Harvey Specter/Mike Ross
Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash
Genre: Romance, angst, first time
Warnings: Loving, consensual BDSM
Wordcount: 34,000
Status: Complete


Summary: Louis wants to steal Mike from Harvey to work exclusively for him, but Harvey points out that possession is nine-tenths of the law and therefore Mike is his. However, can Harvey prove that he owns Mike? If not, he risks losing him forever...

Extract:

“I’m sure you’ve both heard the term ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law’,” Harvey said smoothly.

“Of course,” Louis replied. “But you don’t possess Mike.”

Harvey gave a slow smile, and Mike felt an exhilarating tingle of fear creep down his spine. When Harvey was in full danger mode there was nothing to do but hold onto the sides of the ride and scream for all you were worth on the way down.

“Mike, explain what the old adage, ‘possession is nine-tenths of the law’ means,” Harvey instructed.

“Uh well...” Mike thought back to the relevant page in his memory. “It’s not a legal precept as such. It’s more just a general expression meaning that ownership is easier to maintain if one has possession of something, and much more difficult to enforce if one does not. “

“That’s right.” Harvey nodded. “Or, to put it another way: in a property dispute, in the absence of clear and compelling testimony or documentation to the contrary, the person in actual possession of the property is presumed to be the rightful owner. So that tie you’re wearing…” Harvey glanced at Mike’s tie with a wince. “Is presumed to be yours, unless someone can prove that it is not, although why anyone would lay claim to such an ugly tie is beyond me. It’s surely bad enough that you are claiming ownership yourself, via the express means of wearing it.”

“It actually belongs to Trevor.” Mike grinned at him.

“Really?” Harvey’s eyebrow shot up his forehead. “Well, I can see why he hasn’t sued to get it back.”

Two Wolves

Jun. 3rd, 2011 07:52 am
xanthefic: (ncis title two wolves)
The fabulous [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star has sent me a gorgeous title graphic for the story, so I thought it was time to post it and give a final update. My apologies for being so quiet everywhere - it's because I've been working so hard on the edit, but I'm nearly there. I always wibble before posting my long stories, and this one is very intense, so I'm wibbling more than usual. But I'm going to try and just have some fun with it, and I hope you guys will come along for the ride :-). This one is a real rollercoaster, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Here's one final extract before posting. Hope to see you on Monday!

Coming Soon - 6th June!



Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: NC-17
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, drama, action, first time.
Warnings: Whipping, violence, rape/dubcon, brutality.
Wordcount: 147,000
Status: Complete.
Posting: As it is so long, I will post this story in six chapters, starting on Monday June 6th and finishing on Saturday June 11th.


Summary: While investigating the disappearance of a Marine, Gibbs is abducted, sold, and forced to fight in a brutal contest where the price of winning is almost as high as the cost of losing, and death waits constantly in the wings. After five months of hitting brick walls, Tony finally hatches a desperate plan to rescue Gibbs, only to find him a very changed man. In order to escape, Tony has to remind Gibbs who he is and awaken a sleeping wolf inside him. But, haunted by his ordeal and the acts he’s been forced to commit, can there ever really be a way back for Gibbs?

Author's Note: This story is dark and violent in places. However, I should stress it does not feature partner betrayal, and the brutality is inflicted upon Gibbs and Tony and others around them and not something they do to each other.

Across the truck Mac winks at him, and Tony is suddenly even more acutely aware of being completely naked, vulnerable, and on display. He wonders if that’s something you get used to, in time. Has Gibbs got used to it? He can’t imagine Gibbs tolerating this kind of treatment for one second…but if they beat him enough, then even Gibbs would have had to learn to endure it. Tony has seen the whips in the guards’ belts, and he’s sure they’re not just for show.

He doesn’t like to think of Gibbs taking beatings, but he knows there’s no way Gibbs just rolled over and showed them his belly. That’s never been Gibbs’s style.

What damage would stubborn resistance have done to him though? If they’ve beaten him into submission, can he still be the man Tony once knew?

Will he even recognize Gibbs when he sees him? After five months in this brutal environment, will Tony find him broken beyond repair?

Two Wolves

Jun. 3rd, 2011 07:52 am
xanthefic: (ncis title two wolves)
The fabulous [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star has sent me a gorgeous title graphic for the story, so I thought it was time to post it and give a final update. My apologies for being so quiet everywhere - it's because I've been working so hard on the edit, but I'm nearly there. I always wibble before posting my long stories, and this one is very intense, so I'm wibbling more than usual. But I'm going to try and just have some fun with it, and I hope you guys will come along for the ride :-). This one is a real rollercoaster, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it! Here's one final extract before posting. Hope to see you on Monday!

Coming Soon - 6th June!



Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: NC-17
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, drama, action, first time.
Warnings: Whipping, violence, rape/dubcon, brutality.
Wordcount: 147,000
Status: Complete.
Posting: As it is so long, I will post this story in six chapters, starting on Monday June 6th and finishing on Saturday June 11th.


Summary: While investigating the disappearance of a Marine, Gibbs is abducted, sold, and forced to fight in a brutal contest where the price of winning is almost as high as the cost of losing, and death waits constantly in the wings. After five months of hitting brick walls, Tony finally hatches a desperate plan to rescue Gibbs, only to find him a very changed man. In order to escape, Tony has to remind Gibbs who he is and awaken a sleeping wolf inside him. But, haunted by his ordeal and the acts he’s been forced to commit, can there ever really be a way back for Gibbs?

Author's Note: This story is dark and violent in places. However, I should stress it does not feature partner betrayal, and the brutality is inflicted upon Gibbs and Tony and others around them and not something they do to each other.

Across the truck Mac winks at him, and Tony is suddenly even more acutely aware of being completely naked, vulnerable, and on display. He wonders if that’s something you get used to, in time. Has Gibbs got used to it? He can’t imagine Gibbs tolerating this kind of treatment for one second…but if they beat him enough, then even Gibbs would have had to learn to endure it. Tony has seen the whips in the guards’ belts, and he’s sure they’re not just for show.

He doesn’t like to think of Gibbs taking beatings, but he knows there’s no way Gibbs just rolled over and showed them his belly. That’s never been Gibbs’s style.

What damage would stubborn resistance have done to him though? If they’ve beaten him into submission, can he still be the man Tony once knew?

Will he even recognize Gibbs when he sees him? After five months in this brutal environment, will Tony find him broken beyond repair?
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony story two wolves)
Squeeeeeeee! I finished writing Two Wolves yesterday! I felt I couldn't do another teaser post until it was done, but now it is, so I am *g*. It currently stands at 142,000 words long - I have no idea if that will go down or up after my final edit. I have to say, I really enjoyed writing this one. It only gave me trouble in a few places. At the same time, it's quite a slog writing such a long story and making it all come together in the end, so I'm really tired now!

There's a longer summary, a great big extract, and a very gorgeous picture in this post :-). At the moment, I'm thinking of posting it in 6 parts, starting on Monday June 6th and finishing on Saturday June 11th. However, depending on whether the editing goes really well or really badly, I'll let you know if I have to change that date.

Coming Soon!
Two Wolves



Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: NC-17
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, drama
Warnings: Rape, dubcon, violence, whipping, brutality
Author's Note: This story is dark and violent in places. However, I should stress it does not feature partner betrayal, and the brutality is inflicted upon Gibbs and Tony and others around them and not something they do to each other. The story is also ultimately redemptive. This isn't really a rape or rape recovery fic as such. The main theme of the story is about how Gibbs and Tony both react to a horrific situation and how that brings them together.

Summary: While investigating the disappearance of a Marine, Gibbs is abducted, sold, and forced to fight in a brutal contest where the price of winning is almost as high as the cost of losing, and death waits constantly in the wings. After five months of hitting brick walls, Tony finally hatches a desperate plan to rescue Gibbs, only to find him a very changed man. In order to escape, Tony has to remind Gibbs who he is and awaken a sleeping wolf inside him. But, haunted by his ordeal and the acts he’s been forced to commit, can there ever really be a way back for Gibbs?

Extract:

“Gibbs!” Tony says urgently, ducking away from a blow aimed at his midriff. “For God’s sake – it’s me, Gibbs!”

He can see by his boss’s dark, dilated pupils that he’s drugged up to the eyeballs, but something else is going on here too. Gibbs is so focused on him as an opponent that he can't recognize him for who he is. Tony has seen Gibbs like this before, when he was pursuing Ari after Kate died, but back then Gibbs wasn’t lost to himself like he is now. He was intent on his revenge, but he was still reachable, still himself.

Now, it’s like he’s someone else. Tony can imagine this was how Gibbs was after Shannon and Kelly were killed. He always turns in on himself when he’s hurting and finds some dark place inside where he nurses the anger close until he can find a way to let it out. Usually that’s in a case, or by himself with a punching bag. Tony has seen him after a bad case, just punching away in the NCIS gym. There is a similar look of intense concentration on his face now, and Tony can’t see a single trace of the Gibbs he once knew in the predatory figure standing in front of him.

Gibbs moves in again, all prowling grace, and Tony knows he doesn’t stand a chance against him. He’s never bested him in any of their sparring sessions in the past. Gibbs is just…Gibbs, and Tony doesn’t remember anyone ever beating him in a fight.

His intention here isn’t to win in any case; it’s to stop Gibbs hurting him too badly. He’s seen the people they’ve dragged from the pit after a fight. He doesn’t want Gibbs to beat him to a pulp and live with the guilt afterwards. If he’s capable of feeling guilt these days because it looks like he isn’t capable of feeling anything right now.

There’s nothing in those icy blue eyes except a desire to win.


NSFW image under the cut )
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony story two wolves)
Squeeeeeeee! I finished writing Two Wolves yesterday! I felt I couldn't do another teaser post until it was done, but now it is, so I am *g*. It currently stands at 142,000 words long - I have no idea if that will go down or up after my final edit. I have to say, I really enjoyed writing this one. It only gave me trouble in a few places. At the same time, it's quite a slog writing such a long story and making it all come together in the end, so I'm really tired now!

There's a longer summary, a great big extract, and a very gorgeous picture in this post :-). At the moment, I'm thinking of posting it in 6 parts, starting on Monday June 6th and finishing on Saturday June 11th. However, depending on whether the editing goes really well or really badly, I'll let you know if I have to change that date.

Coming Soon!
Two Wolves



Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: NC-17
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, drama
Warnings: Rape, dubcon, violence, whipping, brutality
Author's Note: This story is dark and violent in places. However, I should stress it does not feature partner betrayal, and the brutality is inflicted upon Gibbs and Tony and others around them and not something they do to each other. The story is also ultimately redemptive. This isn't really a rape or rape recovery fic as such. The main theme of the story is about how Gibbs and Tony both react to a horrific situation and how that brings them together.

Summary: While investigating the disappearance of a Marine, Gibbs is abducted, sold, and forced to fight in a brutal contest where the price of winning is almost as high as the cost of losing, and death waits constantly in the wings. After five months of hitting brick walls, Tony finally hatches a desperate plan to rescue Gibbs, only to find him a very changed man. In order to escape, Tony has to remind Gibbs who he is and awaken a sleeping wolf inside him. But, haunted by his ordeal and the acts he’s been forced to commit, can there ever really be a way back for Gibbs?

Extract:

“Gibbs!” Tony says urgently, ducking away from a blow aimed at his midriff. “For God’s sake – it’s me, Gibbs!”

He can see by his boss’s dark, dilated pupils that he’s drugged up to the eyeballs, but something else is going on here too. Gibbs is so focused on him as an opponent that he can't recognize him for who he is. Tony has seen Gibbs like this before, when he was pursuing Ari after Kate died, but back then Gibbs wasn’t lost to himself like he is now. He was intent on his revenge, but he was still reachable, still himself.

Now, it’s like he’s someone else. Tony can imagine this was how Gibbs was after Shannon and Kelly were killed. He always turns in on himself when he’s hurting and finds some dark place inside where he nurses the anger close until he can find a way to let it out. Usually that’s in a case, or by himself with a punching bag. Tony has seen him after a bad case, just punching away in the NCIS gym. There is a similar look of intense concentration on his face now, and Tony can’t see a single trace of the Gibbs he once knew in the predatory figure standing in front of him.

Gibbs moves in again, all prowling grace, and Tony knows he doesn’t stand a chance against him. He’s never bested him in any of their sparring sessions in the past. Gibbs is just…Gibbs, and Tony doesn’t remember anyone ever beating him in a fight.

His intention here isn’t to win in any case; it’s to stop Gibbs hurting him too badly. He’s seen the people they’ve dragged from the pit after a fight. He doesn’t want Gibbs to beat him to a pulp and live with the guilt afterwards. If he’s capable of feeling guilt these days because it looks like he isn’t capable of feeling anything right now.

There’s nothing in those icy blue eyes except a desire to win.


NSFW image under the cut )
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Coming Soon!

Two Wolves
By Xanthe




To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.

~ By Anonymous ~

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: NC17
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, drama.
Warnings: Rape, dubcon, violence, whipping


Summary: After asking the right questions in the wrong places, Gibbs finds himself living in a nightmarish world he never imagined existed and fighting for his own survival. After five long months he also finds himself fighting another battle - the one raging within.
Can Tony get to him and pull him out of his own living hell, or is it too late?

Extract: “So, a Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life,” Hurrell begins. “He said to them, ‘A fight is going on inside me… and it’s a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is dark, and it represents fear, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, lies – and anger.'” Hurrell glances at Gibbs who gives him a stony look in return.

“'The other wolf is full of light, and it stands for joy, peace, truth, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, generosity, faith – and love.'”

Gibbs leans his head back on the bars of the pen. He knows this story. His father told it to him once, many years ago, after he got into a fight at school.

“'This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too'," Hurrell continues. "'Those same two wolves are fighting inside each of us, all the time.’ The children thought about it for a little while. Then one child asked his grandfather, ‘Which wolf will win?’ And the Cherokee elder replied…”

“The one you feed,” Gibbs finishes for him with a growl.


~*~

I've written 65,000 words of this story so far, and I estimate I'm about three quarters of the way through. I have no estimated posting date yet though - sorry!

I'll post another teaser when I'm a bit further along...together with a very special picture and icon by [livejournal.com profile] kathana_grey *g*.
xanthefic: (Default)
Coming Soon!

Two Wolves
By Xanthe




To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.

~ By Anonymous ~

Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: NC17
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, drama.
Warnings: Rape, dubcon, violence, whipping


Summary: After asking the right questions in the wrong places, Gibbs finds himself living in a nightmarish world he never imagined existed and fighting for his own survival. After five long months he also finds himself fighting another battle - the one raging within.
Can Tony get to him and pull him out of his own living hell, or is it too late?

Extract: “So, a Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life,” Hurrell begins. “He said to them, ‘A fight is going on inside me… and it’s a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf is dark, and it represents fear, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, lies – and anger.'” Hurrell glances at Gibbs who gives him a stony look in return.

“'The other wolf is full of light, and it stands for joy, peace, truth, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, generosity, faith – and love.'”

Gibbs leans his head back on the bars of the pen. He knows this story. His father told it to him once, many years ago, after he got into a fight at school.

“'This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too'," Hurrell continues. "'Those same two wolves are fighting inside each of us, all the time.’ The children thought about it for a little while. Then one child asked his grandfather, ‘Which wolf will win?’ And the Cherokee elder replied…”

“The one you feed,” Gibbs finishes for him with a growl.


~*~

I've written 65,000 words of this story so far, and I estimate I'm about three quarters of the way through. I have no estimated posting date yet though - sorry!

I'll post another teaser when I'm a bit further along...together with a very special picture and icon by [livejournal.com profile] kathana_grey *g*.
xanthefic: (Default)

Title: Frozen

Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: R
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, Christmas
Wordcount: 26,000
Status: Complete
Summary:  Gibbs has left NCIS and is living in a remote cabin on a snowy mountainside. But what secret is he hiding in his isolated hideaway?

Extract: 

At first he wonders if Tony is dead. He's so still. He places a finger against Tony’s neck and feels a faint, erratic pulse. Then he hears a rattling sound and watches as Tony struggles to take an inward breath; his lungs must be giving up. His chest falls, and there's a long pause – too long – before it rises again.

A rasping sound fills the air as Tony tries to take another breath…and fails. His chest stays still. Unmoving.

"Tony?" Gibbs searches for a pulse again but finds none. "Tony!"

(A better summary might be: Snow, angst, more snow, more angst and some romance. Oh, and Christmas *g*.)

The gorgeous graphic is by the amazingly talented [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star 
xanthefic: (Default)

Title: Frozen

Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating: R
Keywords: Angst, romance, hurt/comfort, Christmas
Wordcount: 26,000
Status: Complete
Summary:  Gibbs has left NCIS and is living in a remote cabin on a snowy mountainside. But what secret is he hiding in his isolated hideaway?

Extract: 

At first he wonders if Tony is dead. He's so still. He places a finger against Tony’s neck and feels a faint, erratic pulse. Then he hears a rattling sound and watches as Tony struggles to take an inward breath; his lungs must be giving up. His chest falls, and there's a long pause – too long – before it rises again.

A rasping sound fills the air as Tony tries to take another breath…and fails. His chest stays still. Unmoving.

"Tony?" Gibbs searches for a pulse again but finds none. "Tony!"

(A better summary might be: Snow, angst, more snow, more angst and some romance. Oh, and Christmas *g*.)

The gorgeous graphic is by the amazingly talented [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star 
xanthefic: (ncis daemons)
Coming Soon! (I estimate 1 - 2 weeks)


Gorgeous graphic courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star

Title: Soul Deep
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Genre: Slash
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Categories: AU, angst, romance, hurt/comfort, supernatural
Word Count: 75,000 - 80,000
Status: Complete
Spoilers: None. This is an AU take on the show as a whole, ranging in time from 1978 to 2005
Summary: Most people go through life without touching another person's soul...but when a 20 year old Leroy Jethro Gibbs first meets an 8 year old Tony DiNozzo, it sparks an event that will link them forever.

Author's Notes: This story is set in an AU based on Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series of children's books where everyone has an external soul in animal form, called a "daemon" (pronounced 'demon'). This story is not a crossover and no characters from the books appear in it - it's all Gibbs/DiNozzo all the way through. This story is also not set in one of the worlds Pullman wrote about. The universe in this story is structured very like our own, except for the fact that people in this universe have daemons. These daemons are broadly similar to the ones in the Pullman novels, but I have embellished them or tweaked them a bit to suit my own purposes.

I had enormous fun thinking up what form each person's daemon might take. Some, like Gibbs, were obvious to me, but others took a lot longer to figure out. You might not agree with all the choices I made, but I did give it a lot of thought! And the graphic isn't as much of a clue as it might seem *g*. I also deliberately chose a fairly non-spoilery extract to post below ;-).

Even if you've never read the Pullman novels, or seen the movie version of the first book - The Golden Compass - you won't have any difficulty understanding this story. For more information on daemons, here is a great little video on the topic. But it is all explained in the context of the story.

I haven't read any other NCIS fanfic stories that feature Pullman's concept of daemons, so I hope this is truly original within the fandom, but if not, I'm sure there's room for another take on it :-).

Extract:

The walk up Main Street in the pouring rain with Tony in his arms seemed to take forever. Leroy could feel the sweat running down his face as his injured leg protested, but he continued on, holding the child tightly against his chest, trying to protect him from the worst of the rain.

Jackson was waiting for them on the porch, Meldra clucking anxiously by his side, peering through the storm for sight of them. Leroy staggered the last few steps towards the store, and Jackson ran out into the street.

For once, Jackson didn't make a big fuss. He was often like this in a crisis. He'd tell Leroy off for something small and stupid, like being late home, and go on and on about it for hours, but when something big happened he was solid as a rock. He took one look at Leroy's face, and then at the almost comatose Tony in his arms, and his mouth settled into a grim line.

He moved forward to take Tony, but Leroy gestured him away with an impatient flick of his head. His knee hurt like hell, but he wasn't going to surrender Tony to anyone, not even his own father.
xanthefic: (ncis daemons)
Coming Soon! (I estimate 1 - 2 weeks)


Gorgeous graphic courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star

Title: Soul Deep
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Genre: Slash
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Categories: AU, angst, romance, hurt/comfort, supernatural
Word Count: 75,000 - 80,000
Status: Complete
Spoilers: None. This is an AU take on the show as a whole, ranging in time from 1978 to 2005
Summary: Most people go through life without touching another person's soul...but when a 20 year old Leroy Jethro Gibbs first meets an 8 year old Tony DiNozzo, it sparks an event that will link them forever.

Author's Notes: This story is set in an AU based on Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series of children's books where everyone has an external soul in animal form, called a "daemon" (pronounced 'demon'). This story is not a crossover and no characters from the books appear in it - it's all Gibbs/DiNozzo all the way through. This story is also not set in one of the worlds Pullman wrote about. The universe in this story is structured very like our own, except for the fact that people in this universe have daemons. These daemons are broadly similar to the ones in the Pullman novels, but I have embellished them or tweaked them a bit to suit my own purposes.

I had enormous fun thinking up what form each person's daemon might take. Some, like Gibbs, were obvious to me, but others took a lot longer to figure out. You might not agree with all the choices I made, but I did give it a lot of thought! And the graphic isn't as much of a clue as it might seem *g*. I also deliberately chose a fairly non-spoilery extract to post below ;-).

Even if you've never read the Pullman novels, or seen the movie version of the first book - The Golden Compass - you won't have any difficulty understanding this story. For more information on daemons, here is a great little video on the topic. But it is all explained in the context of the story.

I haven't read any other NCIS fanfic stories that feature Pullman's concept of daemons, so I hope this is truly original within the fandom, but if not, I'm sure there's room for another take on it :-).

Extract:

The walk up Main Street in the pouring rain with Tony in his arms seemed to take forever. Leroy could feel the sweat running down his face as his injured leg protested, but he continued on, holding the child tightly against his chest, trying to protect him from the worst of the rain.

Jackson was waiting for them on the porch, Meldra clucking anxiously by his side, peering through the storm for sight of them. Leroy staggered the last few steps towards the store, and Jackson ran out into the street.

For once, Jackson didn't make a big fuss. He was often like this in a crisis. He'd tell Leroy off for something small and stupid, like being late home, and go on and on about it for hours, but when something big happened he was solid as a rock. He took one look at Leroy's face, and then at the almost comatose Tony in his arms, and his mouth settled into a grim line.

He moved forward to take Tony, but Leroy gestured him away with an impatient flick of his head. His knee hurt like hell, but he wasn't going to surrender Tony to anyone, not even his own father.
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony slave collar)
I now have a posting date for "The First Collar". I've looked at how best to split it up into sections and it works best if I post three chapters a day over four days. So, I'll start posting on Tuesday 16th March and end on Friday 19th March. That's just over a week away so yay :-)

Below are the graphic, the details, and a new teaser. I posted a different teaser over on [livejournal.com profile] xanthelj if you want to check that one out too ;-).

Title: The First Collar
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Genre: Slash
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Categories: Angst, romance, AU, BDSM, hurt/comfort
Rating: NC–17
Warnings: Scenes of explicit BDSM sex and spanking. Some scenes of sexual cruelty and non-con.
Wordcount: 93,000ish
Status: Complete
Posting: As this story is long, I’ll post three instalments a day over four days, starting on Tuesday 16th March and post the entire story to my site on the final day, Friday 19th March. The story is complete and is not a work in progress.
Spoilers: None
Summary: Gibbs is a top with a desperate need to atone for his past mistakes and a habit of collaring the members of his team. Tony is a sub who distrusts all tops and has never yet agreed to wear any top’s collar, not even in play. Sparks fly when they meet for the first time – but will Gibbs be able to protect Tony from a past that is rapidly catching up with him, and will Tony ever trust Gibbs enough to wear his collar?

Teaser:

He was a top, yes, but he had been a husband too, and a father. Those parts of him took over, and his entire body screamed out their grief. He let the pain in, welcoming it, allowing it to do whatever it wanted with him. He, who was so unused to submitting to anything or anyone, finally allowed himself to submit to this.

The grief took him. The grief owned him. The grief was his master. He was nothing but the willing submissive, offering himself up to it.

He surrendered, completely and wholly, without condition.


xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony slave collar)
The First Collar
A BDSM Universe Story



Gibbs looked the kid up and down. He was a mess; there was no other way of describing it. Nobody in their right mind turned up to a job interview looking like this. He was wearing a black leather jacket over a crumpled dark green shirt – no tie – and a pair of tight-fitting black jeans that left nothing to the imagination. Jeans! Not even suit pants. His hair was a mess, he hadn’t bothered to shave, and – not to put too fine a point on it – he stank. He smelled like he’d come straight from a bar – and he looked like he was dressed to seduce rather than get a job.

The kid sat back in his chair, legs open, looking insolent. The body language was world-weary and couldn’t-care-less, but the eyes… Gibbs was startled by the eyes. They were deep and green, and they told a completely different story. There was a sense of such total desolation to them, combined with something desperately eager to please. This kid was *lost*, and Gibbs felt something old in his blood respond to that knowledge.


Coming Soon!
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony slave collar)
The First Collar
A BDSM Universe Story



Gibbs looked the kid up and down. He was a mess; there was no other way of describing it. Nobody in their right mind turned up to a job interview looking like this. He was wearing a black leather jacket over a crumpled dark green shirt – no tie – and a pair of tight-fitting black jeans that left nothing to the imagination. Jeans! Not even suit pants. His hair was a mess, he hadn’t bothered to shave, and – not to put too fine a point on it – he stank. He smelled like he’d come straight from a bar – and he looked like he was dressed to seduce rather than get a job.

The kid sat back in his chair, legs open, looking insolent. The body language was world-weary and couldn’t-care-less, but the eyes… Gibbs was startled by the eyes. They were deep and green, and they told a completely different story. There was a sense of such total desolation to them, combined with something desperately eager to please. This kid was *lost*, and Gibbs felt something old in his blood respond to that knowledge.


Coming Soon!
xanthefic: (ncis trust & consequences)
Edited post.

I've been receiving a few emails and LJ posts from impatient folk asking (very nicely!) when the Epic will be posted, so I thought I should give an update. I'm doing my second edit at the moment as the first one turned out not to be good enough.

As of about five minutes ago it was STILL untitled. I've never had so much trouble with a title! I talked it over endlessly with my team of trusty advisers - namely [livejournal.com profile] nikitariddick, [livejournal.com profile] liresius, [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star, [livejournal.com profile] taylorgibbs, [livejournal.com profile] flyingnorth and Haggy and we all came up with numerous suggestions. But, I'm going with "Two Masters" which Kalrhyssian helped me decide upon :-).

Bluespirit has made three gorgeous graphics for me - I'm posting the first one today.

Okay, onto the posting schedule. I'm going to post part one on Sunday 11th October. That's just part one which is about 4000 words long. Think of it as a really long teaser if you like *g*. There's a method to my madness which will become clear when I've posted that bit. Well, it'll become clear to some people. For others, not so much. Hmm, I think I am possibly being annoyingly cryptic... I'll then post a few chapters each day, finishing up the following Sunday, 18th October which is when I'll also post the entire story on my website.

As a thank you for your patience, or possibly another instance of me being very annoying (take your pick!), below the cut are the story details, with a summary, and a NEW teaser bit. AND...I'm posting the first graphic too. Squeee!

Two Masters )
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony slave collar)
“You’ve been claimed, Tony. Welcome to your life as a sub."

The reason I haven't posted much to this journal over the past few months is because I'm now (goes and checks) 179,000 words into a massive BDSM epic ficcy. And now I'm nearly, very nearly, soooo nearly there. Just a bit more writing to do. So I thought it was time for a teaser. I know how much you LOVE it when I do this...(ducks angry insults hurled in my general direction).

Only trouble is, I can't tell you the name of the story yet (and it's partly because I haven't quite settled on one, but partly something else *g*). This story was prompted, a hundred years ago, by Nikita asking me for a "training" fic. She felt that the Tony in HiPS was already pretty well trained, and she wanted something a bit more virginal *g*. So I pitched an idea to her, and she was enthused, and so was I...and neither of us had ANY IDEA that it would grow into this monster.

Just to let you know - there is a LOT of graphic BDSM in this story. It's all very loving and consensual, but there's lots of it, and it's graphic. It's NOT set in the BDSM-verse though. Also, although it started out as "training", and there's plenty of that in it, it got kind of sidetracked, so there's a whole lot of other stuff going on too and a massive angsty plot arc. This one isn't like "Damage" or "Andy" or that kind of fic. It's a big, escapist, romantic, kinky and somewhat bonkers soap opera of a story.

Okay, so after being maddeningly enigmatic, I'll post the following:

Coming Soon! (but I have no idea when *g*)

Title: ?????
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Genre: Slash
Categories: BDSM, angst, romance, escapist kinky fantasy
Rating: NC17/FRAO
Status: Complete
Wordcount: ?????

Extract 1: He didn't see the people, or the bizarre clothes some of them were wearing, or anything else. He just saw Tony, stripped to the waist, wearing a pair of sinfully tight black leather pants that moulded to his ass, leaving nothing to the imagination. His body was pressed up against a whipping post, and there was a blindfold around his eyes. And behind him…behind him, some bastard was raising a flogger and preparing to lay a stroke on Tony's exposed back.

Extract 2: “You’ve been claimed, Tony. Welcome to your life as a sub."
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony slave collar)
“You’ve been claimed, Tony. Welcome to your life as a sub."

The reason I haven't posted much to this journal over the past few months is because I'm now (goes and checks) 179,000 words into a massive BDSM epic ficcy. And now I'm nearly, very nearly, soooo nearly there. Just a bit more writing to do. So I thought it was time for a teaser. I know how much you LOVE it when I do this...(ducks angry insults hurled in my general direction).

Only trouble is, I can't tell you the name of the story yet (and it's partly because I haven't quite settled on one, but partly something else *g*). This story was prompted, a hundred years ago, by Nikita asking me for a "training" fic. She felt that the Tony in HiPS was already pretty well trained, and she wanted something a bit more virginal *g*. So I pitched an idea to her, and she was enthused, and so was I...and neither of us had ANY IDEA that it would grow into this monster.

Just to let you know - there is a LOT of graphic BDSM in this story. It's all very loving and consensual, but there's lots of it, and it's graphic. It's NOT set in the BDSM-verse though. Also, although it started out as "training", and there's plenty of that in it, it got kind of sidetracked, so there's a whole lot of other stuff going on too and a massive angsty plot arc. This one isn't like "Damage" or "Andy" or that kind of fic. It's a big, escapist, romantic, kinky and somewhat bonkers soap opera of a story.

Okay, so after being maddeningly enigmatic, I'll post the following:

Coming Soon! (but I have no idea when *g*)

Title: ?????
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Genre: Slash
Categories: BDSM, angst, romance, escapist kinky fantasy
Rating: NC17/FRAO
Status: Complete
Wordcount: ?????

Extract 1: He didn't see the people, or the bizarre clothes some of them were wearing, or anything else. He just saw Tony, stripped to the waist, wearing a pair of sinfully tight black leather pants that moulded to his ass, leaving nothing to the imagination. His body was pressed up against a whipping post, and there was a blindfold around his eyes. And behind him…behind him, some bastard was raising a flogger and preparing to lay a stroke on Tony's exposed back.

Extract 2: “You’ve been claimed, Tony. Welcome to your life as a sub."
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony desk)
I've been working on a new long and very angsty story. It currently stands at around 86,000 words but there's quite a bit more still to write so I have no idea how soon "soon" will be *g*. Details below!




Title: Damage
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Genre: Slash
Categories: Extreme Angst, Drama, Case, Action, Hurt/Comfort, First Time, Romance
Rating: NC17/FRAO
Spoilers: Minor but up to and including Season 6
Warning: Themes and scenes of child sexual abuse.

Brief Summary: When Gibbs investigates a minor robbery, he uncovers something much more sinister.

Damage: n.1. Injury or harm impairing the function or condition of a person or thing.

Extract from Part One: “Give me your badge and gun,” Gibbs said quietly. Tony stared at him. “Now, DiNozzo!” Gibbs barked. “I don’t know what the hell is going on with you, but I can’t trust you right now so I’m suspending you from duty.”
xanthefic: (ncis gibbs tony desk)
I've been working on a new long and very angsty story. It currently stands at around 86,000 words but there's quite a bit more still to write so I have no idea how soon "soon" will be *g*. Details below!




Title: Damage
Author: Xanthe
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Gibbs/DiNozzo
Genre: Slash
Categories: Extreme Angst, Drama, Case, Action, Hurt/Comfort, First Time, Romance
Rating: NC17/FRAO
Spoilers: Minor but up to and including Season 6
Warning: Themes and scenes of child sexual abuse.

Brief Summary: When Gibbs investigates a minor robbery, he uncovers something much more sinister.

Damage: n.1. Injury or harm impairing the function or condition of a person or thing.

Extract from Part One: “Give me your badge and gun,” Gibbs said quietly. Tony stared at him. “Now, DiNozzo!” Gibbs barked. “I don’t know what the hell is going on with you, but I can’t trust you right now so I’m suspending you from duty.”

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