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27 September 2010 @ 05:23 pm
When Diplomacy Fails by Liriel  
Let's see if I can do this right the first time! (It'll be a miracle if I manage it)

Title: When Diplomacy Fails
Author: Liriel liriel1810
Artist: gblvr
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 18,647
Warnings: None

Summary: Bodie takes an instant dislike to Ian Woodrow, the man he and Doyle are assigned to protect. Darren Black, Woodrow's partner, is also under protection, but he balks at the tight quarters in the safe house and after having words with Woodrow, he goes missing. Doyle goes looking for Black. When the two men don't return, Bodie and Woodrow must set aside their differences to search for their missing partners.

Notes: With much love and thanks to my lovely beta catlover2x who always goes above and beyond the call of duty for me, and special thanks to sc_fossil for writing the summary for me. And I must also thank jgraeme2007 for giving me a poke in this direction and encouraging me to participate. And more thanks to raven_rs for helping me fix my embarrassing prison faux pas. ;)

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Current Mood: nervousnervous
Smirra: Big Bang 2010smirra on September 27th, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
I like those kind of plots when too men must set aside their differences to be succesful at their missions. *rubs hands* I look forward to it.
liriel1810 on September 27th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the story.
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_Runningfirlefanzine on September 27th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, a very interesting origin for an exciting story!
It's already printed - and waiting for it's turn. :-)
liriel1810 on September 28th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
Thanks, Firle! I hope you enjoy it.
(no subject) - firlefanzine on September 29th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - liriel1810 on October 14th, 2010 08:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on September 28th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
Enormously looking forward to this one!
liriel1810 on September 29th, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Cloudlesscloudless_9193 on September 28th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed your story, the plot, the setting, the characters, the affection between Bodie and Doyle you managed to convey by using a minimum of words. :-)
liriel1810 on September 29th, 2010 09:35 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I was so worried it was going to suck badly.
raven_rsraven_rs on September 28th, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
Lovely, sweet story.

Just one little teeny tiny thing that jarred - Holloway is a women only prison. Sorry! It just really threw me out of the story.

Love the understated relationship between Bodie and Doyle, how they hide their relationship but it still manages to seep through subconsciously.
liriel1810 on September 29th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
Oops! I googled for a prison... dunno how I missed that it was women only! I'll have to fix that. Thanks for letting me know.

I'm glad you enjoyed the story in spite of that glaring faux pas.
(no subject) - raven_rs on September 29th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - liriel1810 on September 29th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - raven_rs on September 29th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
1moreirene1moreirene on September 28th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Liriel and Gblvr!
liriel1810 on September 29th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC)
Thank you!
sc_fossil: Pros Diplomacy by gblvrsc_fossil on September 29th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
I enjoyed your story. I liked how you revealed Bodie and Doyle's relationship as a surprise to the reader. Your OCs were quite nice. Bodie and Ian's head-butting made me shake my head. Men! Thanks so much. And I'm glad I could help with your summary.
liriel1810 on September 29th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you weren't put off by the lads; hidden relationship and that you like my OCs. They kind of really grew in my head and tried to take the story over a couple of times. *g*

*g* Men are very good at butting heads, particularly when they're too similar, don't you think?

I'd probably still be trying to write the summary if it weren't for your help! Thanks again!
krisserci5: charcoal duokrisserci5 on September 29th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
Good case story. Ian and Bodie. . . lol. Glad Willis got a comeuppance !!!
liriel1810 on September 29th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Willis is such a smarmy git, I always like to see him get what he deserves. *g*
margaret_r: Bodie/Doylemargaret_r on October 1st, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for a great story, I enjoyed it very much. Your OC's were likeable and interesting and the snapping and snarling between Ian and Bodie very well done and amusing. I liked the way you showed us the closeness between Bodie and Doyle, but we were never quite sure at first just how close they were!

A lovely read:)

liriel1810 on October 3rd, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed the story and the friction between Ian and Bodie. I'm glad I managed to keep you guessing just how close the lads were for a while too.
andreaandreathelion on October 1st, 2010 06:44 am (UTC)
That was great, I really enjoyed the reading :D

Thank you!
liriel1810 on October 3rd, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Thanks very much!
ma_donna196 on October 2nd, 2010 02:28 am (UTC)
This is the first one I've read from the lovely crop of stories. I loved it - the banter, how Bodie and Doyle just gel, the feel-good feeling I had throughout, the action - the whole wonderful package! And may I say how much I adored Ian and Darren. Those two need their own series of stories. (I'm not very fandomish, not knowing many other fandoms and now I'm wondering if maybe Ian and Darren are from some other media or simply wonderful original characters.)
liriel1810 on October 3rd, 2010 09:28 am (UTC)
Wow. I feel honoured that you read my story first. Very glad to hear that you enjoyed the banter. :)

I'm very pleased that you liked Ian and Darren too. They're my own creation so it's extra special to me that you think they warrant their own story.
MysteriousAliWays: Professionals - Little Devilmysteriousaliwz on October 4th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
An enjoyable story - Bodie and Ian being all alpha male (I can really see Bodie relishing the clash!), Bodie and Doyle being so discreet about their relationship that even the reader doesn't realise straight away that they're together, and of course the downfall of Willis is always welcomed!
liriel1810 on October 6th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm sure Bodie enjoyed sparring with Woodrow very much. *g* And I'm delighted that you couldn't tell immediately that Bodie and Doyle were more than just work partners. Willis has to go, he's such a slimy git. *g* I'm glad to see that others share my viewpoint of him too!
jgraeme2007: Big Bangjgraeme2007 on October 12th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Well, this was a lot of fun! I really enjoy these stuck-on-a-job stories and I thought you did a good job of slowly revealing the extent of Doyle and Bodie's relationship and how it compared with Ian and Darren's.

I'm glad you allowed yourself to be coaxed into taking part in the Big Bang!
liriel1810 on October 14th, 2010 08:56 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it! I nearly pulled out three times through nerves!
(no subject) - jgraeme2007 on October 14th, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Gilda Elise: Pros-Secret Smilesgilda_elise on October 14th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
A lovely story, sweet without being cloying. Great bit of juxtaposition between the couples. And I loved that it turned out that the lads were already together.
liriel1810 on October 14th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
shooting2kill: pic#101378038shooting2kill on October 15th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Just popping in to say how much I enjoyed your story! I loved the whole set up: the tense, claustrophobic confinement of the 4 men culminating in a great action scene; the unexpected post-action twist in the story; loved reading the outside POV re the lads (e.g. From his vantage point at the bedroom window, he'd seen the contact between the two men out by the shed, and he'd also seen Bodie put his hand on Ray's back as they returned to the house) and the almost mirror effect of the two couples discussing each other. I loved your Bodie doing what Bodie does best: effortlessly winding people up, keeping them in line and then, the mutual hostility giving way to mutual understanding and humour - that was real and something I could see happening all too easily.

Thanks very much for your time and effort in writing this for the Big Bang, I really appreciate it!

Edited at 2010-10-15 07:39 pm (UTC)
liriel1810 on October 16th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so pleased that the things I worried about so much came across well. I love the way Bodie pokes and pokes until he gets a reaction. I reckon he'd be the only one mad enough to poke Doyle until he erupts. *g* Bodie and Woodrow both having been soldiers in their past, I figured they would have learned how to put aside their differences to get the job done.

Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the story.
For information - shooting2kill on October 28th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)