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09 October 2012 @ 11:46 am
'This Week it Rained' by halotolerant  
Title: This Week it Rained
Author: halotolerant
Artist: Rain/milomaus
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle (mention of past Bodie/OFC and Doyle/OFC)
Word count: 25,322
Warnings:This fic contains themes of congenital childhood disability and reference to serious illness in children as well as bereavment. Characters use ableist and homophobic language. Please consider whether this will upset or trigger you before reading.

Summary: So that was it, Ray thought. Bodie was an unstable loner who wanted no-one and that nobody wanted

Ray Doyle is not best pleased by his CI5 partner assignment, but determined to make the best of it – it’s his career after all. And as the years pass, he grows pretty accustomed to Bodie after all. In fact, maybe too accustomed.

Getting to know someone, all of someone, can be more than painful, it can be friendship-breaking, and when a sudden tragedy exposes a whole new side to Bodie's secrets, Ray isn't sure he can cope with what Bodie’s been keeping secret, or with the fact that Bodie did keep it secret, all these years.

Trying to help someone desperately vulnerable, struggling to deal with his feelings, can Ray work out whether this partnership has finally reaching breaking point? And if so, where do they go from here?

Notes: Thank you to my wonderful artist Rain (milomaus) for the stunning artwork - you are so talented ♥ & thank you to moth2fic for turning it into gorgeous icons! Thank you to my beta elfwhistletree for many hours of discussion. Thank you to the Big Bang Mods for running things and making this all possible - you rock!

Link to Fic:This Week It Rained (25322 words) by faviconhalotolerant
Link to Art:Art for "This week it rained" by Halotolerant (0 words) by faviconMilomaus and here (http://milomaus.livejournal.com/12651.html)
P.R. Zed: pros mixed doubles gunrangeprzed on October 9th, 2012 11:51 am (UTC)
It's your posting day! Cannot wait to read this one. It sounds extremely intriguing.
halotolerant on October 9th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! Can you tell me how to code for the highlighted warnings? I thought I had it but it came out as an invalid markup... (or I could just put them in normally, but I wasn't sure if they were meant to be obscured)
(no subject) - przed on October 9th, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - przed on October 9th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halotolerant on October 9th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
snail: pros4 - snailbonessnailbones on October 9th, 2012 12:18 pm (UTC)

I am so looking forward to reading, thank you! And I love the artwork - it's completely brilliant. *beams*

halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC)
Isn't it great? Rain did brilliantly and got a great team with her to put it all together. I am in awe of her skills!

Hope you enjoy *g*
murphybabemurphybabe on October 9th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh - intriguing, can't wait! It's queuing up on my Kindle! Thank you for posting.
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC)
Kindle's are a godsend for long fic aren't they? Now that I've got mine posted I'm looking forward to reading all the others! (I was just too nervous before!) *bounces* I love the posting bit of Big Bangs - I feel we can all be so proud as a fandom of how much fic has appeared thanks to all the hardwork but also all the encouragement from the community *g*
Rain: TWIR BB 2012milomaus on October 9th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yay, we´re done! For this year!
Thank you again for the lovely time! And for this brilliant story!!
potztausendpotztausend on October 9th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Great icon ;-)))
(no subject) - milomaus on October 10th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milomaus on October 10th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Callisto: Bodie feeling goodcallistosh65 on October 9th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
This looks smashing - just what my Kindle needed for a trip at the end of the week!
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
Oooh, a trip! Have fun *g* And yeah, I love having a Kindle for long fic - I'm looking forward to reading all the other fics and seeing the art now - before I'd posted my own I was just too nervous!

Hope you enjoy *g*
shooting2kill: pic#119003685shooting2kill on October 9th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
I've really been looking forward to a longer story from you and I can't wait to read this. (I'm a slow reader and there's already a bit of a backlog...). Anbd thanks for all your hard work in getting this to our screens.
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC)
Aww, you're very sweet, thank you *g* I hope you enjoy it! I'm going to start reading the other fics now - I've been looking forward to it, but too nervous until I had my own posted! *g*
Lillian Orchid: Bodie & Doyle Flying Highlillianorchid on October 9th, 2012 06:23 pm (UTC)
This sounds so interesting, Can't wait to read it!! :D \o/

The art looks brilliant too, so cute and different! :D
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:46 am (UTC)
Rain is very talented, and I'm amazed by what she's come up with! I can't imagine being able to make something like that - I struggle with very basic sewing!

Hope you enjoy the fic *g*
(no subject) - lillianorchid on October 10th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milomaus on October 16th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - lillianorchid on October 17th, 2012 12:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
potztausend: Pros Face to facepotztausend on October 9th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Ahhh *looks happy*. I just read your story. It's your special way of writing in this story (like in many of your others), which I really love. The way you mix up things - softness and hardness, milk and love, inside and outside, flippancy and bewilderment, and it's a way to mesmerize me while I am reading it, I'm drawn into the story, in a merciless and light weighted and intense story.

I'm only able to use words which are mostly opposed to each other in their meaning, there is no other way for me to describe it.

Btw it was the scene with Bodie drinking milk and Doyle thinking about Cornflakes which had me in tears nearly, and I don't understand it at all. I don't understand the way you are writing, and why you are able to talk about deep emotions when you are writing about milk. But I know it's great.
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
This is such a lovely comment, thank you ♥

I'm delighted that you enjoyed the fic. I was trying to get a lot of different emotions across and hoping I'd make them convincing - or even just make sense! *g* With the thing with the milk - I think sometimes what makes really big feelings so hard to deal with is that they happen under such mundane circumstances - you can have a tragedy, but you still need groceries. That's the sense I was aiming for, and if it worked that's fabulous.

Thank you again *g*
(no subject) - firlefanzine on October 13th, 2012 05:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
vic: Professionals - bodie and doyle temptatisaintvic on October 9th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on posting to both of you ♥ ♥ I'm off to download and I can't wait to read this.
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
Heh, I do feel like I want a medal and some balloons! (Coding is haaaaaard) *g* Hope you enjoy and thank you all again so much for organising all this ♥
(no subject) - milomaus on October 10th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sc_fossil: MS Martin Windblown by Katsc_fossil on October 9th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
I want to take a moment to thank you for taking part. I've been out of town so I'm behind in reading but I'll get to it soon!

Super art, M. Love it!
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
It's been great fun again to do! And thanks to all you Mods for all your hard work that makes it possible *g* Hope you enjoy the fic!
(no subject) - milomaus on October 10th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
merentha13merentha13 on October 9th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
A beautiful story and such a clever idea for the artwork! Loved it all. Congratulations!
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm so pleased that you liked it *g* And Rain's art is just so lovely isn't it? Been great fun.

Now, I can't wait to read the other fics (I've been too nervous whilst I was still waiting to post my own!)
(no subject) - milomaus on October 10th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
krisserci5krisserci5 on October 10th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Looking forward to the read. Wonderful art!
halotolerant on October 10th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)
Great, hope you enjoy it *g* And yes, Rain is very talented and her art is gorgeous isn't it? *g*
(no subject) - milomaus on October 10th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
norfolkdumpling: pros bb2 cheer!norfolkdumpling on October 10th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
Eee! Congratulations on posting - my kindle is squeeing in anticipation :D
halotolerant on October 11th, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
*bounces* So glad it's all done now! *g* Hope you enjoy sweetie & thanks again to you and all the mods ♥
something inside: doyle in lavenderpiskiedust on October 11th, 2012 06:41 am (UTC)
Many congratulations!

I really enjoyed the story - spread out over four reading periods, I was always keen to get back to find out how things turned out. I do get that depth of sadness from Bodie, although from canon I am often not sure why - you explained beautifully, thank-you.

And the art was great - interesting, original and in character - good job.
halotolerant on October 11th, 2012 02:23 pm (UTC)
I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed it - thank you! I'm glad that it made sense to you in terms of explaining Bodie - I'm a little obsessed with him and his history, but then I think I'm in good company with that! *g*

And Rain's art is just gorgeous isn't it? *g*
(no subject) - milomaus on October 16th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_unterhalten sichfirlefanzine on October 13th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
Poor Bodie! What a self-righteous mother. His whole family must be awful to leave him alone like that.
So surely no easy stuff your story.
But nonetheless I enjoyed it immensely!

I've already told Rain how fantastic her art is.

Thank you both!!! :-)

Edited at 2012-10-13 05:47 am (UTC)
halotolerant on October 13th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
Families can be very complicated and, yeah, not easy at all. And people can think they're doing things for the right reasons which makes it even harder... I'm glad you liked the story and thank you for your comment *g* And yeah, Rain's art is fab!
(no subject) - milomaus on October 16th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC) (Expand)