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[NCIS] Tony DiNozzo, Sound [Mar. 16th, 2007|06:51 pm]
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[lucifers_toy]
Title: Those Three Words
Fandom: Navy: NCIS
Characters: Tony DiNozzo, Abby Sciuto, Jethro Gibbs, Ducky Mallard, Tim McGee
Prompt: Sound
Word Count: 1335
Rating: G
Summary: “Describe yourself in three words.”


“Tony!” The gleeful voice resonated through the bullpen, quickly followed by the loud sounds of heavy boots hitting the floor in an almost running pace.

Tony’s head snapped up at the exuberant greeting. “Abby.” He grinned, tilting his seat back and resting crossed ankles upon his desk. “To what do I owe the pleasure?”

Abby reached Tony and leant forward to place a smacking kiss on his cheek, Tony angling his face up helpfully. She settled on Tony’s desk, shoving his feet to the side, nearly toppling Tony from his chair. Abby twirled a pig-tail around her finger coyly. “I have a question,” She announced.

Tony mock winced. “Oh you do, do you? He asked dryly. “Should I be afraid?”

“Tony!” Abby said, slapping at Tony’s arm in mock hurt. “It’s me! Of course you should be afraid. Always.”

Tony laughed. “Okay, shoot.”

Abby took a deep breath, drawing out the anticipation until- “Describe yourself in three words.”

Tony blinked and slumped back in his chair. “That was it? Abby, all that suspense for that?”

“It’s a perfectly acceptable question, Tony,” Abby insisted. “You can actually tell a lot about a person from their answer.”

“Abbs, sweetie, at the risk of sounding like House- and has anybody else noticed how similar he is to Gibbs? I swear they based him off Gibbs. Well, okay, and a little bit of Wilson too. - everybody lies. No one would tell the truth.”

Abby rolled her eyes and slapped Tony up the head, Gibbs-style. “When you have a psych degree, you can tell me all that. Now, just answer the question. And Gibbs is not like House!”

Tony flinched away. “Yes, Mistress,” He murmured sarcastically. “And three words, hmm; gorgeous, handsome, sexy.”

Abby rolled her eyes. “See, that just tells me that you’re arrogant and superficial.”

Tony widened his own set of green eyes. “Are you saying that I’m not a) gorgeous, b) handsome, c) sexy or d) all of the above?”

Abby leaned towards him flirtatiously, allowing her shirt to slide down, affording him a better view down her blouse. She dragged one finger seductively down his face to rest on his lip, the slow rasp making Tony shiver. Abby locked eyes with him, two green pairs slowly dilating.

“Oh, I didn’t say that at all,” Abby breathed softly.





Tony winced as his IM beeped loudly and he hurried into a frenzy of spastic clicking, looking away from Gibbs’ glare. His is eyes landed on McGee who flinched and mouthed ‘Sorry,’ at him.

Tony rolled his eyes and turned his speakers off, opening up the IM window.

McCool says:
Have you heard about the three words thing?

Tony sighed irritably, his fingers hovering over the keyboard.

Sex Machine says”
You mean the thing where you describe yourself in three words? Nope, never heard of it, McGeek.

McCool says:
I’m ignoring that. So? Describe yourself in three words.

Sex Machine says:
Ladies First

Tony grinned as he heard McGee mutter under his breath in annoyance.

McCool says:
Fine. Honestly, it would be smart, adept and…okay, fine, geek. Now you.

Sex Machine says:
Better. Than. You. :P

Tony laughed as ‘McCool’ went offline.





“Tony,” Ziva called out, her short legs waling faster to catch up with Tony’s long stride.

Tony obligingly slowed his pace to allow Ziva to catch up with him, falling into step beside him, before he returned to his usual speed. “What’s up, Zee-vah?”

“There is this…question, flying around, yes?”

“Floating, Ziva. Floating. And yeah, why?”

“Explain it to me.” Ziva ordered.

Tony sighed and slowed to a stop in front of the elevator, reaching out to wrap a warm hand around Ziva’s elbow, tugging her back to stand beside him after her extra step forward. “It’s just pretty much a question. ‘Describe yourself in three words’. Supposedly you can read people psychologically by their answers. Yeah, I know, it’s stupid.”

Ziva regarded Tony speculatively for a moment. “So?”

Tony looked at Ziva guardedly, wariness shining bright in his eyes. “So what?”

“Describe yourself in thee words.”

Tony looked at Ziva for a long minute, his cautious gaze just heavy enough for the Mossad Officer to break the stare first and begin to fidget. Only the loud sound of the elevator arriving with a ping broke Tony out of his contemplative reverie, and he stepped into the elevator, holding the door out for Ziva, one strong hand resting over them. With one precise tap, he hit the button for autopsy before turning to his partner and treating her to a crocodile smile, showing too many teeth.

“Three words, huh, Ziva?” Tony drawled, reverting back to his usual playful personality. He pulled his sunglasses from his pocket and in a much-practiced move, slid them onto his face smoothly, a la James Bond. “Well, that’s easy- Special. Agent. DiNozzo.”

Ziva looked uncertain. “What can you tell from that?”

Tony laughed and threw friendly arm around her shoulders, tugging her out of the elevator and propelling her towards Abby’s lab. “Nothing, Ziva, nothing at all. Now, you get to visit Aunt Abby while I go to visit the Duckman and get autopsy results. Buh-bye.”





Tony breezed into Autopsy, grinning as Jimmy Palmer scuttled out passed him.

“Hey, Ducky, can I bother you for those results?” Tony called out, flashing the doctor a brilliant smile as he looked up.

Ducky rose to his feet, moving towards Tony, a sheaf of papers in his hands. “On one condition, my dear boy.”

Tony groaned, shaking his head. “Don’t tell me you’re gonna ask that question.”

“Of course I am! It’s quite fascinating, really, what one can-“

“Duck,” Tony interrupted. “if I answer, can I have the report?”

“Yes, of course,”

“Okay. Hmmm… Italian. Cop. And, uh, street-smart.” He smiled again, but this time it didn’t reach his eyes. He looked away from Ducky’s assessing gaze and leant forward to grab the report, hightailing it out of there.

“Thanks, Ducky!” He called back.





“DiNozzo!” Gibbs called, coming around the corner into the bullpen, ever-present coffee in his hand.

Tony looked up from his computer screen and smiled. “What’s up, Boss?”

"I have a question.”

Tony groaned, long and loud. “Please don’t tell me you’re going to ask the three words thing?”

Gibbs scowled. “I don’t need to. The three words would be smart-ass, playboy and inefficient. Now where the hell is that report?”

“Coming up, Boss.”





Tony heaved himself up off the small, uncomfortable couch, sparing a glance at his watch.

“Well, that’s all we have time for today, Tony.” His psychiatrist said, right on time. She smiled encouragingly. “I think we made a lot of progress. I’ll see you next week?”

“Sure,” Tony said brightly. He smiled, then sauntered to the door lazily, shrugging on his jacket.

“Oh, Tony, one last thing,” She called after him, stopping him at the door. The tall man cursed quietly to himself before swiveling slowly to face the pretty woman looking at him expectantly. He pasted a carefree smile on his face.

“What’s up, Doc?” He drawled, smile still steadfastly in place.

The psychiatrist flushed prettily and smiled back sweetly. “I’m sure you’ve heard the, well, survey I guess- the three word one? I find it fascinating. I’ve asked all my patients. So, can you please describe yourself in three words?”

Tony paused, deliberating, and the red-head in front of him faltered as a thousand dark expressions flitted across Tony’s normally happy face. The smile slowly began to melt away, leaving a coldly indifferent expression that strangely suited the Italian.

“Well,” He said slowly, coldly, apathetically. “That’s easy.”

The woman felt the soft hair on the back of her neck prickle as she truly realized for the first time just how dangerous this man could be when he wanted. “O-oh?” She finally stuttered. “Then what are they?”

Tony smiled; “Fighter. Survivor.” He paused. “Liar.”

He stepped back and closed the door on the slight woman’s stunned, almost hurt expression with an unhealthy measure of savage glee.
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[User Picture]From: dragonessasmith
2007-03-16 09:57 am (UTC)

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Ooh, I like all the different ways Tony describes himself. You did a great job of showing all the different fronts he puts up.

Aside: I'm always tempted to say 'liar' when I'm asked to describe myself, but I don't think people would believe me. ^^
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-16 11:13 pm (UTC)

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Thank you so much :D

Heh, yeah. Also, it wouldn't look too god on resumes and job apps :P
[User Picture]From: jb_wolfsies
2007-03-16 10:19 am (UTC)

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i really liked this, i love the different angles of tony you show.
and this:
“Abbs, sweetie, at the risk of sounding like House- and has anybody else noticed how similar he is to Gibbs? I swear they based him off Gibbs. Well, okay, and a little bit of Wilson too. - everybody lies. No one would tell the truth.”
Lol.
but...argh the beta side of me awakens, this bit:
Tony leaned towards him flirtatiously,
yeah
but this was a really awesome fic!
xoxo
Jane

[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-16 11:12 pm (UTC)

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*blushes* Whoops! Thank you! ALl fixed up :D
[User Picture]From: nakeisha
2007-03-16 10:45 am (UTC)

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I like this a lot.

All the characters worked well, it was fun to see the different ways Tony describes himself and I love how Gibbs described him; spot on.

A really excellent story. This is one that will get saved to my NCIS Non-Gibbs/Ducky stories.
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-16 11:14 pm (UTC)

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Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
[User Picture]From: haltlos
2007-03-16 04:54 pm (UTC)

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I think that story is quite brilliant. You definitely covered many different shades of Tony' characters.
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-16 11:11 pm (UTC)

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Thank you! *beams*
[User Picture]From: matt51
2007-03-17 02:08 am (UTC)

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Very nicely done. I think after being asked the same, damn question as many times as he has, the final choice was pretty much perfect...and an excellent insight to DiNozzo's state of mind. I have to say, it made me cringe when Gibbs said what he did but it rang true to the characters. Matt
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-17 10:48 am (UTC)

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Thank you so much!

Heh, have I mentioned how much I love that icon?
[User Picture]From: matt51
2007-03-17 12:29 pm (UTC)

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No...but thanks so much. Tell the truth, don't you just think that sometimes when you have to have contact with some people? Heh...me, too- Matt
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-17 11:00 pm (UTC)

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God, yes. Some people just... *shudders*
[User Picture]From: pictureplaces
2007-03-18 08:48 am (UTC)

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TABBY LOVE!

:D:D:D

that was cool! what does it have to do with 'sound' though?? still good stuff as always!
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-18 08:50 am (UTC)

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Lolol I said the word sound in the beginning. And voices? Yeah, I know. Thank you!
[User Picture]From: pictureplaces
2007-03-18 08:50 am (UTC)

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you said "sounds" :P
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-18 08:55 am (UTC)

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...voices are sounds...
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[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-18 09:03 am (UTC)

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Why thank you!

...you realise that emoticons don't work on lj? :P
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[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-18 09:14 am (UTC)

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*laughs*
Addictions are fun!
[User Picture]From: maya_spins
2007-03-26 10:31 am (UTC)

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Fantastic! Loved this. Though I loved Tony's last answer the best. Your characters were all spot-on, as usual. And I loved that the person Tony was least comfortable with answering was Ducky.

Hey, can I friend you?
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-26 12:04 pm (UTC)

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Thank you so much! *blushes*

Of course you may! :D
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-03-26 12:04 pm (UTC)

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And because I'm a moron and didn't say this, do you mind if I friend you back?
From: ampliflyer
2007-04-01 03:48 pm (UTC)

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I liked alot. Especially his last response. I still love Tony with all my heart. We all know he's every one of those words and many more. I love his internal torment, makes him so... edible AND survivor. Nicely done :) Very much appreciated.
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-04-02 01:33 am (UTC)

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Thank you so much! And I LOVE your icon!
[User Picture]From: fanmouse
2007-05-14 03:29 pm (UTC)

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*hugs Tony*

Good job with his character and all the others. The G/D-shipper in me wishes Gibbs would have made "irreplaceable" one of his words, but the realist knows he is only ever going to say that once.

Oh, and the poor psychiatrist ... she thinks they've made a lot of progress, and she gets the bomb dropped on her. I assume Tony's been ordered to see her and is not there of his own volition?
[User Picture]From: lucifers_toy
2007-05-15 09:08 am (UTC)

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Gen hurts the slasher in me. Not more than het, though... *ponders*

*blushes* Hadn't reallly thought that far ahead, but yeah, I think so. Maybe after Framed?

And thank you!
From: (Anonymous)
2008-04-15 01:00 am (UTC)

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I loved how every answer Tony gave was true to some extent (as were the ones Gibbs gave, except maybe the inefficient one *g*). Just as interesting as Tony's answers was the way he gave them- flirting with Abby, annoying McGee, confusing Ziva, hiding from Ducky and letting a little of his dark side come out with the shrink, where it wouldn't really matter. That says as much about Tony as his answers do.

Laura.