Title: Not That Simple
Warnings: Severe illness, Permanent disability, Violence
Genre: Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Angst, First time.
Word Count: 96,579
While working a case, Tony begins to feel sick, and then he wakes up with some startling symptoms. Luckily, Gibbs is there every step of the way.
Why You Should Read This:
This is a long, very realistic exposition on how someone like Tony deals with serious illness and permanent disability. He goes through layers of anger, depression, acceptance, and back to anger and depression again as he learns to deal with his new life. The only good thing about it all is that Tony’s illness is the catalyst that allows Gibbs to finally admit how he feels about him. There are no miracle cures, just adjustments to new realities, both good and bad. I enjoyed it quite a bit.