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19 September 2010 @ 09:21 am
Pros Big Bang: The Palest Ink by JGL  

Title: The Palest Ink
Author nameJGL
Artist name: <cloudless_9193 
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 29,741
Warnings: NA 

Summary: After Doyle is killed in what appears to be a random accident, Bodie attempts to come to terms with all that was left unresolved between them. Then, miraculously, Doyle is discovered alive. But is the man claiming to be Ray Doyle actually a clever imposter? 

 Notes: Thanks and three very enthusiastic cheers to callistosh65 and przed for all the work they put into making the first ever Big Bang happen. My heartfelt appreciation to Cloudless_9193 who created such a beautiful illustration. And sincerest thanks to my dear friends Angelfish (for the Brit-check) and to C. (for the beta). Any errors which have since crept in are due to supernatural forces -- or possibly me. 

Link to Fic: Fic Master Post
Link to Art: Art Master Post
Link to E-reader filesE-reader Files Web Page


 
 
Current Location: 1980ish
Current Music: Dear Friend by Laura Browne Sorenson
 
 
 
angelfish777 on September 19th, 2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
in for a treat with this one
My valuable Britishness got me an early all-areas-access to this wonderful story. :-D I can't recommend it highly enough - dashing narrative, strong, sexy characterisation, and a breathtaking plot that will keep you on the edge of your cyberseats, pleading for resolution, right till the very end. I loved it, JGL, and it was my great pleasure to be your picky, hairsplitting English rose. Or the thorn in your side. Thank you for writing such a great, authentic Pros tale.

Angelfish xxx
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 19th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: in for a treat with this one
Aw, thanks so much, Angelfish. I couldn't ask for a nicer compliment. And thanks again for lending your British eagle eye. *g*
Cloudlesscloudless_9193 on September 19th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Beautifully written, your story stroke a chord with me. The proverb from which you chose the title could be considered the perfect summary. I'm glad I picked it for the artwork (not least because of the title) and I really enjoyed doing it. :-)
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 19th, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Cloudless. I'm so glad you picked my story.
jackiethomas73jackiethomas73 on September 19th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is a beautiful story, I love the beautiful controlled writing, which kept me guessing to the end.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 19th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much -- it's especially nice hearing that from a writer whose work I so enjoy.
Callisto: b/dgroundcallistosh65 on September 19th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
You are the maestro of suspense and intrigue.. Wow, I was sincerely biting my nails right till the very end.

Such a lyrical sweep to this, and crackin' good dialogue, too. Absolutely terrific. Thank you so much, this is just what my Sunday needed.*g*

Edited at 2010-09-19 06:42 pm (UTC)
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 19th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
That is very, very kind of you. ;-D

And once again, thanks so much for putting this together. It gave me the perfect excuse to spend time on a Pros story.
raven_rsraven_rs on September 19th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. It reminds me of that old hairspray advert - is he or isn't he? And blimey don't you keep us guessing! One minute you're convinced he is, next minute the wind change direction it suddenly isn't! Masterful. I love it. In fact, I'm going to have to read it all over again, so I can see just how clever it was.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 19th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
:-D

That's so very nice of you to say. Thank you!
sc_fossil: Pros BODIE by Katsc_fossil on September 19th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
You certainly made me have more than a couple of nail-biting, hair-pulling moments! I don't know what got me more: thinking Doyle was dead, knowing that Doyle was dead and that this impostor had taken his place, or knowing that Doyle wasn't dead and both bodie and Doyle were crazy. Good grief... It was a great tale. I couldn't stop reading! I threatened to thump you several times as I read, forging ahead, not reading the end first. You're darned lucky, ya know. *bg*

Excellent job. thank you!
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 19th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
:-D

Glad you enjoyed it, Kat! Thanks so much for the kind words.
robeau: Robeau Kittiesrobeau on September 19th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Your story sucked me in and wouldn't let me go until I finished every last word. Like poor Bodie, my emotions were rocked from beginning to end and you so had me on the edge of my chair. The Robeau Kitties and I applaud you and your work. It was wonderful.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 20th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Robeau. I'm very glad you -- and the Robeau Kitties -- enjoyed it!
krisserci5: windowkrisserci5 on September 20th, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
Wow, what a ride. I don't have long fingernails any more!! Nice job!!!!!!
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 20th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, Krisser! That's just the effect I was hoping for.
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_Holsterfirlefanzine on September 20th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
Yes, what a terrible roller coaster trip of emotions.
Thrilling and heartbreaking!

"Mostly. Sometimes it takes a while to figure out if a memory is the real thing or not,
but I'm gettin' better at it. I'm okay, Bodie. Really."
Bodie swallowed. "I'm not."

Oh dear... you got me with that...
*clears throat*

And the print looks absolutely 'noble' with cloudless' great art!
Thank you!
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 20th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
And the print looks absolutely 'noble' with cloudless' great art!

That it does. I think all the artwork has elevated the BB from a good thing to a great thing.

Thanks for your kind comments, Firle!


merentha13merentha13 on September 20th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
Holy Moly - what a terrific story! I was as confused as poor Bodie - is it Ray?, yes, no, maybe.... beautifully done. The characterizations were spot on, Ray's falling apart and Bodies angst were tangible.
(I love all your Pro's fiction, though there really isn't enough of it! You wrote in a review of another's story that you were changing your feelings about AU stories - here's a thought - how about Ray and Bodie meeting up with Adrien and Jake, maybe during Lisa's Christmas in London? *g*
Thanks for a most enjoyable story. I hope you'll consider writing some more Pro's fiction soon.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 20th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Holy Moly - what a terrific story! I was as confused as poor Bodie - is it Ray?, yes, no, maybe....

:-D

beautifully done. The characterizations were spot on, Ray's falling apart and Bodies angst were tangible.

Thanks so much!

(I love all your Pro's fiction, though there really isn't enough of it! You wrote in a review of another's story that you were changing your feelings about AU stories - here's a thought - how about Ray and Bodie meeting up with Adrien and Jake, maybe during Lisa's Christmas in London? *g*

I can almost feel my neuron pathways giving way at the idea. Talk about worlds colliding. *g*


Thanks for a most enjoyable story. I hope you'll consider writing some more Pro's fiction soon.


Thank you again. I love writing Pros and hope I can continue to find time.
MysteriousAliWays: Professionals - Face to facemysteriousaliwz on September 20th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
I was in tears at one point reading this. A moving and gripping story - bravo.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 20th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
I was in tears at one point reading this. A moving and gripping story - bravo

I'm so pleased you enjoyed it.
heliophile_oxonheliophile_oxon on September 20th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
Ink
Ah, you bastard. Give me back my heart.


(and you haven't forgotten Collier and Siddeley! ... I liked that)

But I still want my heart back. And you're still a bastard for ripping it out so effortlessly. ::sniff:: ::blinks back tears::
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 20th, 2010 03:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Ink
You didn't need that heart anyway! ;-)

Thank you for all the kind comments. So glad you enjoyed it.
1moreirene1moreirene on September 21st, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
Thank you, JGL and Cloudless, for making September such fun.
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 21st, 2010 02:34 pm (UTC)
And thank you to you -- and the other readers -- who are enjoying the stories and commenting.
margaret_r: Bodie/Doylemargaret_r on September 22nd, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
A beautifully written story that keeps you on the edge all the way through. You really are a story telling master – keeping the reader intrigued right to the end. And the lads were so real, their own unique characteristics revealed subtly throughout the narrative. I especially liked Bodie’s growing awareness of his own shortcomings and failures then acceptance of what he really wanted.

Thanks for such a great read:)
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 22nd, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
What a lovely thing to post. Thank you so much.
andreaandreathelion on September 23rd, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
Wow, what a brilliant story.
I had to read it in one go, what a rollercoaster ride indeed.
One minute you were sure, Ray is dead and then, what a relief!, you find out he lives and in a tick you turned the table upside down again and not only once.
You know, how to play with your readers nerves *g*
I actually was glued to my reader, lol.

Thank you so much for writing this! :D

and I second the idea of an AU with B/D and Adrian and Jake *g*



jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 24th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a brilliant story.
I had to read it in one go, what a rollercoaster ride indeed.


;-D

One minute you were sure, Ray is dead and then, what a relief!, you find out he lives and in a tick you turned the table upside down again and not only once.

Poor Ray.

You know, how to play with your readers nerves *g*
I actually was glued to my reader, lol.


Thank you so much for the kind words!

Thank you so much for writing this! :D

Thank you for reading! And for taking the time to comment.

and I second the idea of an AU with B/D and Adrian and Jake *g*

Ha! Funny.