Author: PFL (msmoat)
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes (file will be forthcoming!)
Word count: 33,258
Warnings: No warnings needed
Summary: Bodie waited for Cowley to say more, and was just getting ready to say something himself when Cowley finally spoke again: “The mistake I made. There was no way for me to undo the damage. No…going back for a second chance, a different outcome.” Something in Cowley’s steady gaze held Bodie still, as if pinned. “Doyle is still alive.”
Notes: Thank you, as always, to Elizabeth O'Shea, Dorinda, and O Anonymous One for beta work and Brit checking and encouragement at just the right times. I couldn't do this without you all. Any remaining errors in the text, I need hardly say, are all my fault. Thank you to the wonderful Mods and to all the Big Bang participants: it's always fun! A final great big thank you to my artist macklingirl, who created lovely art work to go with the story! It's really thrilling to see scenes come to life, as it were. She did a fabulous job.
This story is dedicated to moonlightmead. I wrote what turned out to be the Prologue because of a challenge she proposed. I then had to write the story that went with it. Thank you, Mead! For this story, and for all the joy and enthusiasm you've brought to Pros fandom and to my life.
Link to Story: Story Master Post
Link to Art:Art Master Post