“General,” Tony said in greeting as he slid into a chair at the main conference room table.
“DiNozzo,” O’Neill said, voice dryly amused. He turned to watch as Cooper inspected the coffee service. “Cooper, it’s fine. You don’t need to grade the food services here. Sit down.”
“So, you say, sir,” Cooper replied as she poured hot water over a carefully selected teabag before doctoring her own coffee. Sliding the tea in front of Tony, she sat down beside him and stared at the general. “Okay, sir. Ready when you are.”
“Thank you, Captain, for doing this interview. I know you’ve been asked a lot of questions on how your life now and how you’re adjusting, but I wanted to know if there was anything about the 21st century that you are particularly happy with?” the reporter interviewing them ask. Margot Eely was a slickly presented woman and Steve had no idea how to read her.
“The advances in medical science, in food and water safety, in worker safety, in people having a work/home/life balance that actually seems to be good for people…,” Steve stared into space for several seconds. “Yeah, I’m going to say all of that. I don’t think there are many kids born today in the US who would have the sheer number of issues I had. Plus, the general acceptance of who people actually are and how they act.”
Title: The Prometheus Effect Author: Ladyholder Fandom: SGA, SG1 Pairings: None Warnings: Canon Typical Wordcount: 3181 Summary: Daniel gets a chance to go out to Atlantis on the Prometheus. He’s going to grab that opportunity with both hands! “He wants to go, Jack, and you need to let him,” George informed…
Title: Kings Author: Ladyholder Fandom: Harry Potter Warnings: Major Character Death, Canon Typical Violence Wordcount: 2049 No Beta A/N: I borrowed Zir from Keira & used her casting from The Absence of War “You know, when I sent you to fix the world, I didn’t expect you to…
Title: Interlude #1 Author: Ladyholder Fandom: SGA Warnings: Canon Typical Bullshit Wordcount: 1622 No Beta A/N: So this came out of Janus Two Step. I never added it to the fic since it was a POV that I wasn’t writing from, but it was something that works for that…
Title: Harvest Author: Ladyholder Fandom: The Hobbit Warnings: Major Character Death Mentioned, Canon Typical Violence Wordcount: 7310 No Beta Other stories in this series: #1: The Magic of Hobbits #2: Brave #3: Fire Cleansed #4: Sowing Thrimidge 5, 2944 TA “Bilbo! The rosemary is shaking!” Tauriel called from where…
Title: Burning Bridges Author: Ladyholder Fandom: NCIS Warnings: None Wordcount: 11,268 No Beta Related Works: Playing With the Big Bad Wolf Chapter One “Agent DiNozzo, you will be assigned to the USS Seahawk as their agent afloat for the next year. Your flight leaves at 0800 tomorrow morning,”…
“Son of a bitch!”
Bilbo sat up and looked around his bedroom. This was not what he had expected when he had closed his eyes to sleep on the way to the West. He’d grown old and crotchety in his smial and moving to Rivendell hadn’t really changed that. Traveling to the West had just added to his attitude.
What he hadn’t expected was to go to sleep and then wake up in the past.
“Well, aren’t you beautiful?” Dom complimented his spirit animal. He glanced up at Tony and raised an eyebrow at him. “A Black-footed Cat?”
Tony carefully ran a hand down Diode’s back. His spirit animal looked better. The healing that had started with Hedge had continued overnight while he’d been sleeping. “Yeah. How’d you know?”
Dom smiled as his own spirit animal appeared on the table. “I’ve been interested in cats since this guy appeared. Ciuffi has helped keep me sane since I came online.”
“Ciuffi? His name is Tuft?” Tony asked. He was slightly amused at the name of his sentinel’s spirit animal. When the animal flicked his ears at him, he nodded in understanding. Ciuffi was some species of lynx with very impressive ear tufts. He ran his hand over Diode’s back again. “This is Diode.”
“Diode, huh? I am utterly unsurprised that a man who deals with electronics bits on a daily basis named his spirit animal after one of the most important parts of a circuit,” Dom said with a smile. “Hello, Diode.” He held out his hand and grinned when Diode leaned forward to sniff at his fingers. There was no touching, but it was still progress.
When a sheaf of paper hit his desk, he looked up to see Gibbs standing in front of him, looking smug. “Is that your report?”
“Nope. It’s your transfer packet. Already filled out and approved by your Captain,” Gibbs informed him. He started rocking back and forth on his feet and Tony could feel how smug he was. “You don’t have to thank me.”
“I’m not going to thank you,” Tony informed him with a low growl. He eyed the sheaf before he pushed it into his trash can. “I need your report. You have an hour to get it together before I’m checking out for the night. I suggest you find a desk and start typing.”
“Got you for that,” Gibbs said. He waved at the transfer packet. “Signed, sealed, and delivered.”
The look Tony gave him was very flat. “Given that I didn’t agree to that, I don’t see how you did.”
“You people are insane,” DiNozzo informed him again as he walked back into his office.
“No shit. Do you want me to protest and say we’re not?” Jack asked as he took a tablet from Davis and read over the updates to the latest insanity coming out of Bluebook.
“Hello, this is Bob, I’m calling for Mr. Stark and would like to talk to Mr. Hammer,” Justine murmured into the mic of her phone.
“Mr. Hammer is busy,” the woman at the other end of the line said with a gulp.
“You want me to be what?”
“Stiles, we need someone who knows Derek, is comfortable with him, smells like him, and is willing to be touched by him,” Peter listed off their requirements for the role they wanted him to play.
“Thorin, Fili, and Kili will sleep with the stone until Mahal releases them,” Balin explained as Bilbo stared at the biers holding the Durin’s. “Dáin will keep things steady until Dís gets here to take the throne.”
Stiles held out his hand, pinky finger extended for Scott to shake. He smiled when the other boy shook his hand that way. “I’m glad you’re my friend.”
“And I’m glad you’re mine,” Scott said with a smile.
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“Well this is unexpected,” Gandalf murmured from his place by the gate.
Bilbo looked up from the inspection of his garden and smiled. “Hello there! You knew I was going to be planting a garden, Gandalf. I even told you it would be two this year.”
He needed to make sure he hedged every bet he could. His city wasn’t going to fall to the Wraith. Not while he could help. Even a little bit.
“Please,” T’Pol confirmed.
Title: Time to Make the Donuts Author: Ladyholder Fandom: SGA, NCIS Relationships: Tony/Ian, OC/OC, Bates/OC, John/Rodney. Elizabeth/Radek Genre: AU Wordcount: 15,685 Warnings: None Summary: A day in the life of Atlantis Beta: None 0200 AM AST “You need to come to bed earlier,” Ian murmured into…