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09 October 2011 @ 08:47 pm
Orienteering for Beginners - Liriel  
Title: Orienteering For Beginners
Author: liriel1810
Artist: togsos
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 21,917
Warnings: None
Summary: Thrown together by Cowley and by chance, it’s loathe at first sight for Bodie and Doyle. Used to operating solo, Doyle is not impressed when he’s put to babysitting a saucy ex-mercenary who is not even part of CI5. When what was supposed to be an easy assignment turns into a race for survival, the two men will have to use their respective skills to work together if they hope to make it home alive. An encounter with an angry stoat will be the least of their worries as they struggle to surmount the increasing obstacles in their way. The experience will leave neither man untouched, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll acknowledge the impact it has made.

Notes: Author’s Note1: With special thanks to dawnebeth for the medical information and the quick once over for Brit-checking and to silvan_lady for the location information. My undying gratitude to my brilliant beta, catlover2x who talked me down from the metaphorical ledge when I was ready to chuck it all in because I couldn’t work out what the hell I was doing with the story. A very big thank you to togsos for the lovely artwork. I am in absolute awe of your talent. And thank you also to the mods for organizing and keeping spirits up and motivated.
Author’s Note2: Quote is from Hamlet.

Link to Fic: Fic Master Post/Orienteering For Beginners
Link to Art: Art Master Post
Link to RTF files: RTF Files for e-readers
togsos: plotting mayhemtogsos on October 9th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
So happy to see this posted, such an excellent story and a joy to illustrate
liriel1810 on October 9th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Aside from the part in the middle where I wanted to delete the whole damn thing, I had fun writing it. :D
shooting2kill: pic#108417812shooting2kill on October 9th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
I love first time encounter stories and the idea of Doyle babysitting Bodie (as a saucy ex-mercenary) sounds exactly my cup of tea! I'm looking forward to this and the *very* impressive looking artwork. Well done both you and togsos.
liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
Thanks very much. I hope you enjoy the story. Togs did an absolutely brilliant job of the art!
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liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very pleased that you like my take on how the lads got together. It was great fun letting Bodie trample all over Doyle's boundaries. *g* Togs did a brilliant job of the art.
snailsnailbones on October 9th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)

Any story with a stoat in it gets my vote!

Congratulations and thank you on getting it done - and I'm already in love with the artwork! I can't wait to read.

liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
*g* I think the stoat makes the story, actually.

Thanks very much. I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it. I'm trying to scrape a bit of time together myself to do some reading - all these lovely stories and too many obligations to be completed before November! AAARGGHHH!

Togs did an outstanding job on the artwork... I keep opening the files just so I can look at the pics and sigh happily. *g*
norfolkdumpling: pros bodie smirknorfolkdumpling on October 9th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Love the idea of this (also - STOAT!! *g*). I've grabbed the RTF file for my Kindle and will be reading asap. Thanks so much for taking part :)
liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
*g* Stoat FTW! I hope you enjoy the story when you get to it. Thank you for helping to organize it!
sc_fossil: Pros 3745 by NFDsc_fossil on October 9th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
Goodie. New fic! I'm away at the moment but once I'm home, I'm diving in. Thanks for posting!
liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
:D It's a bit frustrating when you have new fic to read and no time to read it in, eh? I hope you enjoy it when you finally get a chance to read!
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dawnebeth: Bodie/Doyledawnebeth on October 9th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you've posted and with such amazing anime type art. The stoat looks terrifying! This is a great, action packed chase through the British countryside.
liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Dawn! I reckon Bodie would have bled out (and we won't even talk about that delirium thing, right? *g*) and Doyle would have expired in the muck if it weren't for you, so thank you again for your help!

Bodie's obviously much braver than us, because I totally would have run a mile if I saw that stoat too! *g*
krisserci5krisserci5 on October 9th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
My favorite, first times. And this is a first times for working together as well. Yipee.
liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm an absolute sucker for first times too. Yep, first all around! ;)
inlovewithboth on October 9th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
Oh I liked this one A LOT! Brilliant banter, Doyle's firecracker V Bodie's sardonic Merc, with explosive heat bubbling under every minute. I loved it!
liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I love writing banter so it always thrills me when other people enjoy my banter dialogue. :D I'm so happy you liked it!
Rain: Wheee Caprimilomaus on October 9th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Wonderful eyecandy and great story, I enjoyed both tremendously!
liriel1810 on October 10th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
Thanks, hon! *smooches* Togs did an awesome job of the art. I couldn't have asked for better.
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_Runningfirlefanzine on October 10th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
You made my day! :-)
First met, a lot of banter, h/c, the case not complicated, good minor characters - that's exactly how I love it.
Yes, the old lady and Billy add so much to the story!
Thank you!
liriel1810 on October 12th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad I was able to tick so many boxes for you. :D I get quite enamoured of my secondary characters sometimes, so I'm really chuffed that you like Billy and Mrs Stouch.
vic: Professionals - animated c'meresaintvic on October 10th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
*bounces in excited fashion*

Can't wait to read and yay for posting.
liriel1810 on October 12th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
Yay! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it.
merentha13: Darkmerentha13 on October 11th, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this. I love a stroppy Doyle and the ever indulgent yet challenging Bodie. (Dawnebeth 'saved' Doyle in my BB story too. Why do we do so much harm to these poor lads! *g*)

Well done! Thanks for sharing.

Togo's art work is brilliant!
liriel1810 on October 12th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Stroppy Doyle is my absolute favourite. ;) (and I think he's Bodie's too)

*g* I think the lads owe Dawn a bouquet of flowers or something for saving them from overzealous H in the H/C.

Togs did an amazing job of the art... I want to bow before her brilliance!

I'm so pleased you liked my story. (and I swear, I am making time this weekend to do some reading of my own!)
Strike while the irony is hot: PROS -- BODIE YUMdraycevixen on October 12th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)

Thanks to RL insanity *shakes little fist at RL* I am already ridiculously far behind on BB reading. You've been Kindleized -- shush, I know it didn't hurt that much -- and I look forward to reading. :D
liriel1810 on October 12th, 2011 09:40 am (UTC)
You've been Kindleized

And here I thought it was just me coming down with the flu again. ;P

RL can be a real bite in the arse sometimes, can't it? Particularly when there's all this luscious reading to do... and no time to read. :( I haven't managed any BB reading at all yet... but I'm determined that's going to change this weekend!

I hope you enjoy the story once RL finally gives you some breathing room (or should that be reading room?) :)
Kindles - anna060957 on November 1st, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Kindles - draycevixen on November 1st, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
catofwitch on October 13th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
The illustrations are SOOOOOOO cute! I haven't had time to go through the story, but the illustrations make me feel it must be a great job! I've downloaded the RTF files. Wish I could find some time to read it this weekend. Lots of thanks to both of you!
liriel1810 on October 13th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Togs did an amazing job on the art, I agree! I hope you enjoy the story when RL finally gives you some time to read.
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