Ashleigh Anpilova


Ducky muses how the team fit together so well.

Ducky-centric gen.

Written: May 2009. Word count: 300.



IDIC: 'Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations' is a term my beloved Godson, Rupert, first told me about. He was a great fan of Star Trek, and his favorite character was Mr. Spock - the Vulcan. IDIC was the credo of the Vulcans and was also, I believe, a prestigious award of merit. It celebrated the vast array of variables in the universe.


It is a term which I feel is very fitting for Jethro's team. We are all different people; we come from different backgrounds, different cultures, even different countries. We all have differing educational experiences, our working backgrounds differ, our politics, our habits, our hobbies, our likes and dislikes, our views, our behavior; they all differ. In many cases they differ quite dramatically. And yet we all get along. We are a team, no we are more than just a team; we are a family; we are friends.


The children squabble from time to time, they enjoy playing one-upmanship games. Timothy, Anthony and Ziva like to be the one to whom Jethro pays the most attention, the one whom he will choose to be partnered with. And at times it may even appear that they do not like one another, but if something goes wrong, they and the other members of the team are all there for one another.


We stand together, we stand by one another; hurt one of us and woe betide you. Of course some relationships are closer than others; Jethro and I, for example, have a friendship going back many years, and are nearer in age to one another than the others. But none of that matters; our differences, our diversities do not matter; they are celebrated.


Yes, although the term was originally meant for the entire universe, I believe it sums up 'Team Gibbs' perfectly.



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