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05 September 2010 @ 01:55 am
I Once Was Lost by Ice Bear  
Title: I Once Was Lost
Author name: robeau
Artist name: sc_fossil
Archive: ProsLib
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 28,999

Summary: Raymond Doyle quit CI5 after twelve years of service, leaving Bodie, their partnership, their friendship and their carefully nurtured relationship behind. Ten years later, George Cowley passes away and reunites his former top team by giving them a final set of orders to be carried out.

Beta Extraordinare: Many heartfelt thanks to Kat(aka sc_fossil)for her patience, guidance, and wisdom. She is a tough, but kind, beta who helped the lads and I find our way when I somehow managed to get us all hopelessly lost. Thanks, Kat!

Artist: I was doubly blessed on this little adventure as Kat also did the art - an amazing vid that I fell in love with at 12:30 a.m. one morning, simply being unable to go to sleep until I had watched it (multiple times of course) Kept the Robeau kitties up way past their bedtime! She also supplied the lovely banner.

And a very special Across the Pond thanks to Rachel J, my bunkie, for the Britcheck. Somehow it seemed only right to ask my favorite Brit (30+ years of friendship) to do the honors. And she accepted the challenge eagerly, managing to read the thing in between picking, stewing and canning miles of plum curry and preserves.

Link to Story: I Once Was Lost
Link to Art: Kat-Byrd Intro Vid
Link to EReader:
E-reader files
Current Mood: excitedexcited
krisserci5: book anmikrisserci5 on September 5th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
I've hardcopied the story so I can sneak away tomorrow to read it :) Thanks.
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 5th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
If you enjoy it half as I did Westhaven, I will have done my job well.
krisserci5: color barkrisserci5 on September 13th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
A great read. . .thanks and a great intro vid by Kat-Byrd.
Callisto: Bodietowelcallistosh65 on September 5th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
Smashing little intro vid there, Kat - can't wait to dive in and read the story.
sc_fossil: A&E Kingsford by sunray45sc_fossil on September 12th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
I didn't track this post so I'm a bit late thanking you for your kind remark. Thanks, C!
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_boysfirlefanzine on September 5th, 2010 08:40 am (UTC)
What a fantastic teaser for the story that vid is!
I love it and I never thought that the karaoke version of a song would fit so perfectly. It's somehow melancholic.
Now on to the story! :-)

Oh, I've forgotten to say that I like the cover art as well!
Cool colours!

Edited at 2010-09-05 10:06 am (UTC)
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 6th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Kat is pretty amazing, isn't she? And I refuse to admit how many times I've watched the vid because the number borders on obsessive :)
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_Sorgenfirlefanzine on September 8th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
I had fun with the story, although I was very sad about Cowley and how much Bodie misses his friend George badly.
And I often wanted to kick Doyle in the ass - especially at the beginning in his office. And I felt sorry for (poor) Bodie.
So the real mixture of emotions! :-)
Thank you!
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 8th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
I've got to defend Doyle just a bit - he was totally taken aback to find Bodie in his office after all those years so it was a bit of a shock on top of learning of the Cow's passing. That said, he was a jerk but in the end, he made the right decision so we have to forgive him. After all, Bodie did.
Hambel: Bodie/Doyle dirty boyshambelandjemima on September 5th, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
Ooh, I have a soft spot for stories like this. I'll be reading it when I can get a quiet moment :)
raven_rsraven_rs on September 5th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Awww how sweet! I hope this means more long stories in the future?
andreaandreathelion on September 6th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
I couldn't sleep last night so I took my time to read the story instead. And it was worth it all along :)
Thanks a lot, I really enjoyed the read!
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 6th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Sorry you couldn't sleep, but glad you had the story to fill the time and am especially pleased that you enjoyed it.
sc_fossil: Pros Doyle Luvs Bodie by NFDsc_fossil on September 6th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
I'd like to thank you, Jane, for being patient and so very willing to put out the best story you can write. I enjoyed reading it and doing the art for you. And more than all of that, I enjoyed your company at CQ and I hope we do it again.
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 7th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Kat - I'm the one that should be thanking you for your patience, advice and such an incredible vid! I am so pleased to learn that I am not the only one who has had to watch it more than once.

The Robeau Kitties send hugs and kitty kisses and I'll buy the chocolate next time we end up in the same city.

You're the best!
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 7th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Can't wait to take a look at this -- I'm a little nervous as it's similiar to an idea I'm working on, but I can't resist reading!
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 7th, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
No worries - there are a thousand different ways to write an older lads apart/brought back together - trust me on this, as I went through at least 25 in my head before I got to this one.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 7th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
True. Your story was completely different. I heartily enjoyed it.
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 8th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
I so glad you enjoyed it! You made my day.
dawnebeth: men on a missiondawnebeth on September 20th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
I am not usually a fan of stories where the main characters have been apart, but I really enjoyed Doyle and Bodie getting back together and working through the memories at Cowley's house.

I'm beginning to think there was an unwritten theme through many of these Big Bang stories--get Bodie kidnapped! I did it, and so did you. ;-)
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on September 20th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
I have to admit that, while I only like Bodie and Doyle apart stories when I know they'll end up together, the original version of this one didn't end that way. But hey, at least I didn't scare poor Ray for life!!! and you did some brilliant writing on that scene in particular as I swear I could feel the needle.
cornishcat: cheekycornishcat on September 28th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
Well, this is a real roller-coaster of a ride and what a 'couple of dumb bastards' they are ... typical!

I really enjoyed this story, so thank you for posting it ... and the introductory vid is great.
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on October 1st, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
I totally agree with your comment on Kat's amazing vid! And I laughed at your 'couple of dumb bastards' as that is exactly what they were, I just hadn't thought of it in those terms. Glad you enjoyed it
moth2fic: pros_doylewolfmoth2fic on October 7th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
That was an excellent psychological exploration at so many levels: their past and 'present' behaviour; their feelings; their attitudes to Cowley and the job; their underlying patriotism and morality. You made me believe in these 'older' lads and I enjoyed their journey of discovery.
robeau: Big Bang Storyrobeau on October 8th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the journey :)
Morgan Dawnmorgandawn on December 31st, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
I'd love to see the vid. Any chance of a re-upload?
Strike while the irony is hot: PROS -- BODIE YUMdraycevixen on February 19th, 2012 06:03 am (UTC)

Yes, this is how slowly I've been reading the BB stories. *g*

I read "I Once was Lost" today, on my trusty Kindle and really enjoyed it. While the lads being separated is never a good thing, I understood Doyle's reasoning even if I didn't approve of it any more than Bodie did. So much like Cowley to still be pulling the strings, even after his death and Willis really is a great villain of the piece.

Thank you. :D