October 17th, 2019

Partners

Art for "Snakes & Ladders" (or How Well Does Anybody Really Know Someone?)" by bodie24

Title: Snakes and Ladders
Author: bodie24
Artist: merentha13
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Gen
Characters/Pairing: Bodie, Doyle, Cowley, Ross
Word count: ~18,300
Warnings: No warnings apply

Summary: Cowley has set up Bodie and Doyle once too often and Bodie has finally had enough.
While Doyle was still musing things over, Bodie handed in his resignation, expecting his partner to follow suit and when he didn't, was deeply hurt. Cowley makes Doyle an offer of being his successor, and Bodie gets to hear about it. Bodie is feeling resentful at how badly Doyle has let him down, especially as he was still smarting at Cowley's perceived betrayal. Doyle has tried various tactics to try and draw Bodie out, but to no avail. On the one hand, Cowley's offer is hard to refuse, or at least, that's what he knows Bodie thinks.
It's their last day as partners at Ci5 as Bodie has worked his notice period and has withdrawn completely from Doyle, not willing to discuss anything and Doyle is struggling to try and get Bodie to open up.

Notes: Thanks to bodie24 for a very interesting, thought provoking story. There was lots of inspiration for the artwork!

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