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Returning (Chapter 19)

Title: Returning (Chapter 19)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 028 Writer's Choice - Scars
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1084
Summary: The discussion continues...
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: Didn't get NCIS for my birthday... or any of the other TV shows that I've been dreaming of owning for the past umpteen years... Never mind, there's always next year :D

This chapter was originally the second half of the last one, but it was too long and didn't seem right. So I chopped it in half, posted chapter 18 and then realised that I needed to change some bits in this one to make it sound better. Well, I'd been working on my dissertation all week, trying to lose words so that it at least looked like it was within it's word limit and somewhere along the way I lose 750 words from this chapter. Yes SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY!!! I don't know where they went :D

Anyway, a bit of rewriting later and here it is. I should also warn you that I have an exam that I'm supposed to be studying for so the next chapter may be in a week or so...

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12] [Chapter 13] [Chapter 14] [Chapter 15] [Chapter 16] [Chapter 17] [Chapter 18]


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Returning (Chapter 18)

Title: Returning (Chapter 18)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 021 Aloof
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1351
Summary: Our favourite couple need to sit down and talk.
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: Still not mine. I do, however, have a laptop with a faulty backspace key and an assignment which is 1,107 words over it's word limit if anyone is interested...

Why are Kate and Gibbs being so difficult recently? The last chapter required no less than three attempts, this one has been rewritten twice and then divided in two! It was actually over 2000 words long!

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12] [Chapter 13] [Chapter 14] [Chapter 15] [Chapter 16] [Chapter 17]


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Returning (Chapter 17)

Title: Returning (Chapter 17)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 005 Gloves
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1393
Summary: Kate goes for a walk and gets some advice.
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: I really wish I owned NCIS, if I did, I wouldn't be a whole series behind America!

I should also add that this is the third version of this chapter. As I keep saying at some point I will post the other versions and bits that I've written for this which didn't make it in. I think I like this version better than what I had before.

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12] [Chapter 13] [Chapter 14] [Chapter 15] [Chapter 16]


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Just something I found on YouTube...

Last year I got into the Dixie Chicks. My Dad picked up one of their albums and I listened to that, liked it, bought another, liked that too, then bought the Top of the World Live Album... and fell in love with the song Goodbye Earl.

So today, after discovering that my dissertation (which is supposed to be 8,000 words long (or 8,800 at the very most) is now over 9,700 words long I decided to take a break and look up some videos on YouTube... which is where I found this little gem.

Now YouTube won't let me embed it, so go HERE to see it. And keep an eye out to spot the murderous Mary Ann (if you're into Hereos you'll also spot a familiar face...)

By the way, next chapter of Returning is being edited now, expect it on Friday or Saturday...
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Returning (Chapter 16)

Title: Returning (Chapter 16)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 017 Weapon
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 991
Summary: Kate retuns to work.
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: I think that this may actually be the shortest chapter I've written for this so far. It was a little bit longer but I cut out some bits that were bugging me and then didn't replace them... hope you like :D

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12] [Chapter 13] [Chapter 14] [Chapter 15]


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Returning (Chapter 15)

Title: Returning (Chapter 15)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 004 Puppy Love
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1248
Summary: Kate spends an afternoon in the park.
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: I still don't own NCIS... it is my birthday in a few weeks though, so we live in hope...

I can't believe that I promised this chapter so long ago. Thank you to everyone who harrassed me to continue with this story. I'm sorry I didn't reply to some of you, I know there were a few. An explanation for my delay is here but that doesn't excuse me for being silent for so long. I'm really sorry.

I realise that it's been a long time coming, so hopefully this chapter isn't a big let down for you... and guess what, there's more to come. Just as soon as I finish unsticking the pages :D

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12] [Chapter 13] [Chapter 14]


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An Explanation

Hello.

I realise I've been somewhat absent recently. Let's just say that real life caught up with me.

And then my notebook got attacked by a leaky bottle of coke. Said notebook being the one that was being used to write Returning, and the pen that was being used was one of the wet ink variety which smudges as soon as you look at it. Why? Because I like writing in a pen that feels like a fountain pen.

Note to self. Use biro from now on!

Anyway, I was a little upset about the ruination (is that a word?) of my hard work and carefully separated out the pages with super absorbant kitchen roll before abandoning it under my bed. Where it lay for many months.

I would regularly come online, look sadly at this LiveJournal and think 'I must finish that story'. But real life continued and so I didn't.

Until the other day, when I was looking for something else, cleared out under my bed, and lying away at the back was a lonely looking notebook with bits of kitchen roll sticking out from it.

Incredibly, while some of the kitchen roll was stuck to the paper and a large amount of writing has clearly been lost forever, the damage didn't seem as bad as it had at the time. Maybe it was never as bad as I thought and I've wasted all this time when I could have been enjoying telling the story.

Anyway, there's a few pages which are completely ruined and I wish I hadn't left it so long to get back to typing them up. If I'd attacked it when it had happened I probably would have remembered what I'd been thinking at the time. As it happens I don't, so some bits need a lot more tweaking than others. But I'm hoping to get them all up soon.

Starting with Chapter 15 which I hope to post in... ooh... about ten minutes :D

I have learnt one lesson from this... People! Always do up the lids on your diet coke bottles VERY tightly!

:D
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Returning (Chapter 14)

Title: Returning (Chapter 14)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 009 Clean
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1132
Summary: Gibbs gets out of the hospital.
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: Wish that I owned NCIS... maybe for Christmas...

I had an unexpected day off last Wednesday so I got that chapter up slightly earlier than planned which was just as well because I only wrote this one on Thursday... I was on the boat and it just came to me, I was going to save it until later but this seemed like an easier way of getting Gibbs out of hospital :D I also realised that I hadn't been very good at updating my prompt table, so the number of links should now match the actual chapters.

Hope you enjoy it... I know I have class on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday... the next chapter may be up on Wednesday or Friday. One of my upcoming chapters (possibly the next one unless I rearrange things again) will be Puppy Love... just in case you were wondering.

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12] [Chapter 13]


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Returning (Chapter 13)

Title: Returning (Chapter 13)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 015 Storm
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1576
Summary: Kate considers her daughters..
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: NCIS not mine. Just borrowing the characters... they'll be in more or less the same state when I return them.

Thanks again for the comments. I was hoping to get this chapter up on Monday, but I ran out of time to type it up, just as well really because I made a whole host of changes to it. Hopefully you guys'll like it.

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11] [Chapter 12]


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Returning (Chapter 12)

Title: Returning (Chapter 12)
Author: Purerose
Fandom: NCIS
Prompt: 022 Blood
Character/Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1352
Summary: Kate visits the hospital.
Authors Notes/Disclaimer: NCIS not mine. Just borrowing the characters... they'll be in more or less the same state when I return them.

Thanks for the comments, it's good fun reading them (and having conversations through them). I'm going back to Uni this week which means that updates will probably slow down a little again (at least I've managed to get three - plus this one - up this week, which is quite and achievement). I'll aim to get at least one a week up, Saturday and Sunday will be the main days, I have a half day on Wednesday too, so if I'm back early enough then I'll be able to upload stuff then.

But at least I'll have the travelling time to spend writing. Each day I spend about an hour and a half on a train plus an hour on a boat... and time spent on boats is good for writing NCIS fanfic. :D

Anyway, on with the story:

[Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Chapter 3] [Chapter 4] [Chapter 5] [Chapter 6] [Chapter 7] [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10] [Chapter 11]


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