Author: Jilly James
Fandom/Genre: NCIS, Sentinel Fusion
Relationship(s): Tony DiNozzo/Jethro Gibbs, Other minor pairings
Content Rating: PG-13 for warnings and language
Warnings: Allusions to canon-level violence
Author Notes: One element of the worldbuilding was inspired by the idea of a sentinel ascendant, which I read in a story by Keira Marcos. I’ve applied the idea quite differently.
Word Count: ~30k
Spoilers: Takes place around season 8 of NCIS, but it’s a completely reimagined backstory, so very few episode spoilers.
Challenge: This is my entry for the 2016 NCIS Secret Santa and was written as a gift for Desertpoet. While the assignments for the Secret Santa were done by AO3’s matching system, I was delighted to be able to write this present for a good friend.
You can view the entire SeSa collection on AO3.
Summary: Tony DiNozzo was used to his life changing unexpectedly. A broken leg in college turned him in the direction of becoming a police officer, a gunshot wound that nearly crippled him brought him to forensics, and now, coming online as a guide was going to take him someplace a little vicious.
Acronyms and Terms
SSC – Support Services Center (fictional)
Alpha – A sentinel or guide who leads a pride of other sentinels and guides
Prime – An alpha sentinel or guide who is responsible for a territory
Guide Ascendant – a guide who is capable of navigating the spirit plane, OR the guardian of a first guide, both can easily manipulate psionic energy and see psionic influences on the tangible plane.
First Guide – the first spirit guide of new species