Contrapositive by Evan Nicholas (R)Fandom:
NCIS/Man from UNCLE/HustlePairing:
To quote the author..."Umm...
characters-played-by-Robert-Vaughn, and characters-played-by-David-McCallum/
Gibbs. Does that make sense? Jolly good."Author on LJ: evan_nicholasAuthor Website:Why this must be read:
Given the fact that NCIS
shares an actor with Man from UNCLE
(David McCallum), this might seem like cheating. Heck, there are a number of "Ducky and Illya are the same person!" fics out there. Even so, none I have read have been this good.
The story is deceptively simple - Napoleon, (who has been living in London, now called 'Albert Stroller' and surrounding himself with a 'family' just like Ducky/Illya has in D.C., of con-artists who fleece the sort of nasty people he and Illya would have 'dealt' with in their younger days) looks up his old friend/lover in D.C. Gibbs 'accidentally' overhears the conversation and jumps to the wrong conclusions... not to mention having grave suspicions about this 'old friend' of Ducky's.
Cue bittersweet reunions, jumped to conclusions and wonderful character voices. The canon is a bit hinky (as the author, himself, admits) but it's not a bother. evan_nicholas
has already been rec'ced before for his Man From UNCLE
work (including a rec for this month too) and I'm so damn pleased that he's writing in NCIS
If you've ever wondered what happened to these two spies after the affair(s) ended... this is the kind of happy ending they deserve. Contrapositive by Evan Nicholas