Pairing: Ziva David/Tony Dinozzo
Fic Title: The Flavor of the Wind
Link: http://littlesammy.livejournal.com/207905.html (master post, they're so handy!)
Rating/Warning(s): R, This is a historical AU, set in a time and place when slavery was common, and it involves slave!Tony and slave trader!Ziva, so please be aware of this before you go in. (taken straight from the master post.)
Genre: historical AU, romance, UST/RST
Why This Must Be Read: First of all, yes, Tony is a slave in this fic and yes, that can bring up some issues, but I found that the author handled the situation very well. The slavery aspect of the fic is not romanticised but it is also not treated foolishly. The author clearly understood how this and worked at writing a full formed, realistic, but respectful piece of fiction. That all said, I went into the fic with a curiosity. It's so rare to read a AU for this fandom and almost immediately found myself immersed. This fic is full of such rich writing! For being and AU and historical one at that the characters are very much themselves and familiar in a unfamiliar setting. Set in the Moroccan desert in early 1900s, it depicts a story of a man and woman, who despite their many cultural difference and status manage to form a friendship (one riddled with UST and tension, mind you) that grows into a relationship that neither wanted nor saw coming.
It's a lovely piece of writing you should check out.
Pairing: Ziva David/Tony Dinozzo and some Ziva David/Damon Werth
Fic Title: Passing Honors
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, violence
Genre: case fic, team fic, UST, romance
Why This Must Be Read: It's such a great case fic! Full of kidnapping, drug dealers, Ziva kicking ass and taking names, ditto for Damon and not quite so ditto for Tony, but don't think that means he just stands around, of course he doesn't! It has the banter and partnership between Ziva and Tony down as well as the respect and warrior bond that Ziva and Damon share. Seeing these three work together is so great because all three of them are so different but they form quite a team. The rest of the team makes appearances too and they aren't wasted. The plot is pitch perfect NCIS, with a case that has more than a few twist and turns and it also manages to incorporate one major plot of season seven seamlessly. Great fic!