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18 September 2010 @ 01:00 am
Special Men by Sineala  
Title: Special Men
Author: sineala
Artist: ancastar
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 24,830 words.
Warnings: None needed.

Summary: It is 1975, the height of the First Wizarding War, and Voldemort's reign of terror has spread far and wide. His followers, the Death Eaters, have begun cursing and killing Muggles. As CI5's brief includes domestic terrorism, the responsibility for stopping Voldemort falls on them -- but this is not a fight they can win without magic. For this reason, Ray Doyle, an Auror, is transferred from the Ministry of Magic to join CI5, as its first and only wizard. But his abilities must remain secret from his fellow agents, including Bodie, his new partner. But Bodie seems to have a few secrets of his own, and it especially doesn't help that Bodie is so damned attractive...

Notes: This is a fusion with the Harry Potter universe, though you do not need to be familiar with Harry Potter to read the story. Thanks to ancastar for the amazing, amazing vid trailer and artwork! Thanks to the mods for running this thing! Thanks to my friendslist for the encouragement! Thanks to callistosh65 for the Britpick! Thanks to lysimache for moral support, fixing my misplaced commas, and providing the idea in the first place!

Link to Fic: Fic Master Post (links to the story at LJ, DW, AO3, and the Automated Hatstand)
Link to Art: Art Master Post (The vid is a trailer! Watch the vid first!)
Link to E-reader files: E-reader files
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Cloudlesscloudless_9193 on September 18th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
I like the beginning and will read the whole story as soon as possible.
The vid trailer is mesmerising, and I like the banner and icons too. Very well done. :-)
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie/doyle closeupsineala on September 18th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you like the beginning; hope you like the rest too...
Cloudlesscloudless_9193 on September 28th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Although I'm not that into HP I enjoyed your story very much. Doyle's thoughts were hilarious and I loved your enigmatic Bodie opening up to Doyle bit by bit. Thanks! :-)
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie intentsineala on September 28th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much; that's very kind of you to say and I appreciate you reading it even if you're not into HP. Thanks!
My name is Ancastaancastar on September 18th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Hee! I've said it once and I'll say it again--I don't know many people who would have combined the world of teen wizards with hardened 70's special agents. But you did and it's brilliant. I had a blast working on this, thanks for being such a wonderful collaborator.
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie intentsineala on September 18th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
I don't think I'm the only person who's had the idea -- I just finished it first. I can only hope other people think they work well together too. :)

And thank you again. I really enjoyed working with you as well, and I love the art, and I love love love the vid -- I think it's pretty much exactly the mood I was imagining for the story, right there in vid form.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 18th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
All I can say is, I'm very glad I got over my antipathy for AU or I'd have missed a highly inventive and entertaining story. Very nicely done!
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie intentsineala on September 18th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for liking it, and thanks for reading it! I know there are a lot of people who don't like AUs or crossovers, so I know it's not for everyone, but thanks for giving it a chance. And I'm really glad it worked well for you!

(Also my girlfriend would like me to tell you that she has read and loved all your Adrien English books.)
jgraeme2007: chumsjgraeme2007 on September 18th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
(Also my girlfriend would like me to tell you that she has read and loved all your Adrien English books.)

Thank you. That's very kind of her (and you) to say.
raven_rsraven_rs on September 18th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
This is great. It's such a giggle. The mental image of Doyle in robes - I love it!

Slytherin. Yeah, had to be! LOL
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie/doyle looksineala on September 18th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
Heh, thank you.

Yeah, when I was picking relevant Hogwarts houses, the others were hard, but Slytherin was an instant choice. Anyone who can triple-think deserves it, surely.
1moreirene1moreirene on September 18th, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Sineala and Ancastar, and the mods who are managing everything so smoothly.
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie happysineala on September 19th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
Smirra: pros1smirra on September 19th, 2010 12:25 am (UTC)
After the wonderful art I look forward to your story even more! Thank you!
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie all the timesineala on September 19th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Thanks, I hope you like it! And I agree -- the art is wonderful.
krisserci5: windowkrisserci5 on September 20th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
I have to admit I was dubious. . . .but I am now a convert. I loved the story! It fit, it worked and quite frankly, I want more.
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie/doyle looksineala on September 20th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I know it's a bit of a hard sell, but I am pleased to have won you over. :)
andreaandreathelion on September 23rd, 2010 08:05 am (UTC)
LOL, that was absolutely great, what an idea.

And I liked it, how it turned out that not only Doyle went to a certain school *snicker*

Very well done, only one negative point .... I wished, your story was as long as an original Potter book :P
I could have read on and on, you really combined these two worlds so perfectly!

Thanks a lot for your story!
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie all the timesineala on September 23rd, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it so much!

(Also, I like your icon!)
msmoatmsmoat on September 30th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Fusion is right! I like the way you've pulled in canonical background information--particularly for Bodie--and fed it into this fused universe in a way that both makes sense and is critical to the story. Also, I really like the idea of them with wands. *g* (Don't know why--just do!) Anyway, thank you for an entertaining read!
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie/doyle closeupsineala on October 1st, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! "Fusion" is the word I've always heard for this kind of crossover where the universes have always been merged and characters in one canon have recognizable places in the other, so that's why I labeled it as such. I'm glad it worked for you, and yeah, half the reason I wanted to write this was to have Bodie and Doyle with wands. Glad it's not just me. :)
Gilda Elise: Pros-Together Forevergilda_elise on October 5th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
Great story! I really liked how you managed to get by the cuteness of the Harry Potter universe (and I do like the Harry Potter universe,) so that Bodie and Doyle were true to form. Bodie's origins were a welcome surprise. And the sex between them sizzled!

My only complaint is that I didn't want to leave that particular "universe." :-)
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie/doyle looksineala on October 5th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so so much! It's so kind of you to say so! I'm really happy you liked it!
metabolick on October 12th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
When the BB stories were first announced I confess that I was most looking forward to yours. I love Pros and HP and I was curious to see how you pulled it off. In light of your wonderful Roman AU I figured you'd do a good job. Let me tell you, you exceeded all expectations! The fusion is seamless and very clever. The idea that B is in denial as to his true capabilities is marvelous, as is the fact that C is one of them too. And the houses you're chosen for each one are so appropriate. I thoroughly enjoyed this - it's definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing your brilliance with us!
mollior cuniculi capillo: bodie all the timesineala on October 14th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! *blushes* I am glad I could live up to your expectations.

It took me a while to settle on the houses, actually, given that for Bodie and Doyle not to know each other they had to be in different ones. But Cowley had to be a wizard just so I could say he'd been in Slytherin!

And thanks again for the praise.
moth2fic: pros_doylewolfmoth2fic on October 18th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)
Where to start? What a fabulous crossover!! One of the best first kisses I have ever read. Great sex. It was all so believable and of course Cowley had to be Slytherin - why didn't I see that coming?

Details - quotes that linger: I changed my mind.....Some things are more important.
And Accio grenade pins

The image of the shield charm in the fire is gorgeous.

How clever to blend the timeline of Pros with the right period for HP and give us HP wihtout HP as it were, and such great glimpses of well-known characters. (I wrote a Spooks/HP crossover so I know how hard it is to keep everything straight but it's amazing how well HP fits with Brit secret services!)

Mainly, I just want more - preferably a series.

Thank you for this fic - I will treasure it.
mollior cuniculi capillo: doyle headphonessineala on October 19th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Thank you very very much for all your kind words!

It took me forever to settle on houses for Bodie and Doyle, but I knew Cowley had to be Slytherin. I think they train them in triple-think over there!

I'm glad you think I pulled off the crossover well, especially if you've written one. I've never seen Spooks -- it's on my queue of things to watch on Netflix someday -- but after I see it I'll definitely have to read your fic. :)

I'll see what I can do about a sequel. I think the people who have been asking for more Roman fic have been waiting longer. So many sequels I could write!

And thanks again! :)
moth2fic: pros_doylewolfmoth2fic on October 19th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
Well, see, we want the Roman stuff as well. Or, to put it another way, those of us waiting for the Roman stuff want HP now, too.

Maybe you should do a fusion of the Roman stuff with the wizarding world as it must have been back then, and please everybody....

Ot maybe you should just find a way to have extra hours in every day!

I got round all the problems by setting Spooks and HP in Regency England so that my chosen Spooks characters and grown-up Harry could be the same age with no complicated explanations or doctored timelines.

You definitely have to watch Spooks - a.s.a.p. - never mind some day! It's MI5, ensemble cast which changes as and when people get shot/blown up/etc. and is full of good looking well developed characters, topical issues, and fascinating back stories. Brilliantly scripted and acted. But never expect the hero to survive and come back in next week's episode - he might, but the show doesn't always work that way. Edgy stuff!