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Fic: tail, Tony/Tim pre-slash [Apr. 24th, 2010|11:07 pm]
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Title: Tail
Rating: PG-13 (pre-slash)
Pairing: Tony/Tim
Summary: Tony likes following Tim
Word Count: 500
Disclaimer: These characters belong to DPB, CBS, Paramount, et al. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author’s Notes: written for the ncis_drabble  challenge #184 Gibbs’ rules, and x-posted to kissmeprobie  and my livejournal





Tim isn’t a suspect, but he is suspicious: all geeky and smart and socially awkward yet somehow he managed to sleep with Abby. There’s got to be something Tony isn’t seeing. Maybe it has something to do with the fact Tim is so open-minded he’s willing to get a tattoo just to get a girl, that’s kind of pathetic in a way, desperate, Tony finds it laughable. Except for the fact it worked.

Although Abby eventually grew bored with Tim, and yes he’s pestered but no one ever gave him a straight answer, that’s not the point, Tony became even more interested. He wasn’t insane enough to harass McGee while he was in Norfolk but that didn’t stop Tony doing research, doing a Google search, getting his background info through his Norfolk personnel file. He may have been little less than obvious with his... observations, being so vocal about it that Gibbs even ends up inviting the guy to their team.

Now Tim is on Tony’s team, it’s a little easier to keep an eye on him but it still doesn’t give him any answers. Tony doesn’t really like it when Tim talks to other people, the way he flirts with Abby, the way he brown-noses up to Gibbs, and that’s when it clicks for Tony. In fact, it’s one of Gibbs’ rules. The one about two ways of following someone, Tony clearly needs to follow the first way. From now on, Tim isn’t going to notice anybody except for Tony (and maybe others whilst they’re working, but Tony will try to do enough observing for the both of them.)

It’s easy when they’re at work, Tony is already such a magnificent presence, it’s not hard to make himself the centre of Tim’s world. At least it shouldn’t be, but then there are dates Tony doesn’t know about, MOAS (mother of all secrets) Tim is able to keep. That’s another Gibbs Rule, the one about secrets and it’s not fair Tim follows it so exactly, not telling anybody. Gibbs’ rule says he’s allowed to tell one other person, that person should be Tony!

Tony is stealthy when he follows Tim outside of work. Parked outside Tim’s complex, watching as woman after woman leaves Tim apartment (okay, there have been about eight women in five years but that’s not the point, they’re women Tim never told him about.) This latest one is a bitch, Tony has been following her and knows she’s seeing another man. He’s been gathering the nerve to tell Tim.

It looks like he might not have to, he can hear the yelling from out on the street. Well, she’s doing a lot of the yelling, it sounds like Tim’s doing a lot of crying but that’s just Tony’s impression. She storms out, right past Tony. Tony knocks on Tim’s door.

He’s sick of following Tim, now he just wants to be with him.




[User Picture]From: snowglow1275
2010-04-24 10:16 pm (UTC)
Um *is nervous* is it supposed to be a bit creepy? Cause I'm feeling a bit creeped out.

From now on, Tim isn’t going to notice anybody except for Tony

And five years of this stalking? *shivers*

I like the last line, though.
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[User Picture]From: beautybecks
2010-04-24 10:26 pm (UTC)
I think you can tell Gibbs/Tim is my OTP. I was trying to do a ficlet from Tony's POV, the creepiness just kind of slipped in. Oops?

Glad you liked the last line though, and hope I didn't creep you out too much. Although now you've got reallydark!Tony in my head. Blame commentfic, I haven't been the same since I read an idea that Tony actually did commit the crime in 'Frame Up'. Tony could make a really intriguing villain. Hmmm...
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[User Picture]From: snowglow1275
2010-04-25 06:23 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm good with creepy. I kind of love it when characters are written creepy. (I have an AU where John and Rodney are serial killer pedophiles. Yeah...) I was just worried that wasn't what you were going for. It probably didn't come across but I did like the fic and Tony has amazing potential to be a really creepy bad guy.
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[User Picture]From: beautybecks
2010-04-25 12:16 pm (UTC)
Now I have an AU in my head with Tony as a serial killer who kills women, Tim is the homicide detective on his case and Tony begins to fantasise about him. I think at one point non-con is involved and Tim almost gives in/gives up but he has a boyfriend, Gibbs, who still loves him and gives him the strength to catch Tony. Yeah...

Glad you like the fic!
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[User Picture]From: beautybecks
2010-04-27 02:26 pm (UTC)
The lurker comment is very welcome, it's good to know my idea isn't completely off the wall. Thank you x
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[User Picture]From: nakeisha
2010-04-25 09:42 am (UTC)
What an interesting take on Tony and utterly believable and ties in with canon so well.

We know Tony wants to know everything about everyone, so this is really good characterisation.

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[User Picture]From: beautybecks
2010-04-25 12:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I was a little worried about this so I'm glad you find it believable. Thanks for reading and commenting :)
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From: ex_hellesof
2010-04-26 04:37 am (UTC)
I really liked this and IMHO it did not come off creepy to me. My view of Tony is a man who hides behind his spontaneity and flashy attitude, but underneath he is someone who craves structure. I think he is scared of commitment out of fear of abandonment, neglect, and rejection. The fact that he would take so long to even get to the point of approaching Tim after watching and following him so long is completely believable IMHO. Great read!
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[User Picture]From: beautybecks
2010-04-26 01:48 pm (UTC)
That's great to hear since I wasn't trying to write creepy, I was trying to write Tony so thank you so much for this comment and I'm really glad you enjoyed it :)
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[User Picture]From: murgy31
2010-04-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
I loved this! I am so loving Tony/McGee right now.... Excellent. I hope you write more....
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[User Picture]From: beautybecks
2010-04-27 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks. My Tim/Tony muse seems to be a bit overshadowed by my Tim/Gibbs at the moment but knowing that you liked this may give it the boost it needs :-)
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[User Picture]From: suspirando
2010-07-08 11:25 am (UTC)
It didn't come out as creepy to me either; I think it was actually kind of endearing! I liked it :) thanks for sharing!
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[User Picture]From: beautybecks
2010-07-08 12:02 pm (UTC)
Bless Tony. Glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for reading and commenting x
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