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15 September 2010 @ 10:55 am
At Bay by Jaycat  
Title: At Bay
Author: constant_muse
Artist: norfolkdumpling
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 14,140
Warnings: none given

Summary: After “Close Quarters” – Willis schemes and Cowley worries. Bodie is backed into a corner, but Doyle is right behind him.

Many thanks to callistosh65 and przed for the Pros Big Bang, bringing together in one place such an abundance of high quality new Pros fic.

I wouldn’t (couldn’t) have joined in the Pros Big Bang if I had not had a 11,000-word WIP that was complete but for a few scenes when the challenge was launched. BB offered the perfect motivation to finish and post it. “At Bay” was planned from the outset as an exercise in writing something a little darker than my usual knock-about stories of love and happiness. I tried, really I did.

Many thanks to my generous beta greengerbil and my splendid artist norfolkdumpling. All errors and infelicities are entirely my own.

Link to Fic: Fic Master Post
Link to Art: Art Master Post
raven_rsraven_rs on September 15th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
Bloody Willis! Grrrrr.
The new Salopian: big bang2constant_muse on September 15th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Makes a good villain, does Willis.
raven_rsraven_rs on September 15th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
LOL He does that! Deserves all he gets, as well!
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 15th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
ARGH! I'm so far behind on the stories, but I can't wait to read this one. Really looking forward to this weekend when I can catch up.
The new Salopian: Reading Female Factorconstant_muse on September 15th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Not as behind as me, I bet.

I'd need a two-week holiday to read them all, and that's not likely to happen.
raven_rsraven_rs on September 15th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'm making a concerted effort to read each one the same day. Having the odd day off in between stories helps tremendously! I couldn't cope otherwise. They'd all stack up.
krisserci5: windowkrisserci5 on September 16th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
Willis is an excellent villian!!

And awesome art. . . a nod goes out to norfolkdumpling
1moreirene1moreirene on September 17th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jaycat and Norfolkdumpling. Such a great invention, the Big Bang.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 18th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
there was plenty of sex, sleep, good food and good beer, always in Ray’s company

Well, I think this sums up your terrific story. *g*

Seriously, I enjoyed this enormously, and I'm so glad you were able to take part in the Big Bang.
artconservartconserv on September 22nd, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
Very nice story and a great read. Many thanks for posting!! It was lots of fun. :-)

andreaandreathelion on September 24th, 2010 06:57 am (UTC)
I'm glad you found the time to complete your wip fic this way!

I really enjoyed the story and it was great fun to read :D
And very clever how you added the canon bits into the story! You know, that this one should have a sequel, don't you .... ;)
cornishcat: cheekycornishcat on September 28th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
This is a great story. The bath scene is particular juicy fodder for the imagination *g*.

Your description of Bodie being an 'aggressively lecherous tomcat' is a great first impression ... but we know better.

Bring on the sequel.

Well done!
margaret_r: Managa Prosmargaret_r on October 25th, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
A neatly woven story with some lovely scenes between the lads:) I like the way you have developed the story as a lead in to Fall Girl, it works very well.
shooting2kill: pic#101022300shooting2kill on October 26th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
Just last week, he’d watched his partner flirting outrageously with that soft-looking young doctor at HQ, trying to charm a fitness certificate out of him

He *was* flirting with him, wasn’t he? I’m glad someone else noticed that!

I thought there was so much to like and enjoy in your story e.g. Cowley was brilliant and I wanted to hug him! And I liked the way you made use of Bodie’s various German connections, linking them up - I thought that was a good idea which I’d never really considered before. And generally I liked the various uses you made of canon and combined them with your own original ideas to such good effect.

Really enjoyed this, thanks a lot.