Rating: FRT; lots and lots and of Tim-whump.
Spoilers: Season 7; up to 7.15, "Jack-Knife" in general, and a few specific ones for 7.01.
Characters: Tim-centric; All Hands On Deck. (Plus assorted OMCs.)
Notes: a) A completed fic, in six parts; I'll post one a day until it's done.
b) Title borrowed from P.G. Wodehouse.
c) Inspired, encouraged, and has lovely bits written by, melliyna . She is my muse, sounding board, and partner in crime, and this fic would not have come to be without this lovely crack ficlet she wrote me for the prompt, "Gibbs, McGee, ER, waiting/worry."
Summary: What should have been a routine interview has gone, as they say, pear-shaped. Now Tim must a) figure out how he got in this dangerous situation, and b) get out of it. But Gibbs and his teammates are there to back him up. In more senses than one.
( Tim McGee awoke to pain. But it was not quite such a painful pain as before. )