golden_bastet (golden_bastet) wrote in ci5_boxoftricks,

Great House, Secret Spaces by golden_bastet

Title: Great House, Secret Spaces
Author: golden_bastet
Artist: loxleyprince
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word Count: 26,558
Warnings: slashy stuff and a couple of murders
Summary: Born of an Egyptian mother and unknown father, Raymond Doyle had fought his way to a spot on Pharaoh's elite police force only to be shunted aside after exposing the corruption of his superiors.

He finds himself plucked up by a Lord Cowley, seconded to his mysterious organization, to investigate the appearance of odd amulets around the city. An assignment, not likely to amount to much, but perhaps enough for him to redeem himself elsewhere.

Lord Cowley teams him with a WAP Bodie, an ex-army charioteer also seconded to the organization. As arrogant as he is good-looking, this Bodie is almost impossible to talk to, much less work with, and the assignment meant to salvage Doyle's career is off to a poor start. Doyle finds his next fight with this Bodie: they are polar opposites, barely tolerate each other – but then their minor assignment leads to murder, and mayhem, and something much bigger than either had imagined... in more ways than one.

Inspired by real events (!).

Notes: Great thanks to my beta, solosundance and my artist loxleyprince who have done a wonderful job of encouraging me to keep going during some extremely rough patches (NOT THE STOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAATS). I was very lucky to have them on my side.

Also would like to thank the comm, and the fandom, and Brian Clemens / Mark One for the characters and the company. :D

There are background notes immediately after the story, but placing them here would be spoiling, so...

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Tags: stories and art 2016

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