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15 October 2012 @ 09:45 am
When It All Comes Tumbling Down by Marjoram Max  
Title: When It All Comes Tumbling Down
Author: marjorammax
Artist: SCH scherwood
Archive to Pros Lib: Yes
Genre: Slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 43,047
Warnings: AU; Explicit M/M, not safe for work (story and artwork).

Summary: Struggling single dad and ex-cop Ray Doyle falls in lust the moment he follows his new neighbour up the stairs. Once he gets to know the enigmatic William Phillips, love soon follows. But what’s a straight laced ex-copper to do when he finds out the object of his dreams is actually negotiating an illegal arms deal for the mobster who employs him?

Notes: When this year’s Professionals Big Bang was announced this story came to me virtually in its entirety. It begged to be written even though I had never actually sat down and written anything other than initial story ideas. I ummed and ahhed for weeks and finally decided “what the hell”. I’m so glad I gave it a go. Despite the nerves and insecurities along the way, I have had a blast! I have obviously found the right fandom and actually having a deadline has worked wonders for me. I can’t wait to do it all again.

But, I wouldn’t be here without:

anna060957 and piskiedust for knocking WIACTD into shape, pointing out the obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes and providing many helpful suggestions (and I apologise now for not acting on them all); scherwood for the absolutely fantastic artwork which has brought my story to life (and for doing the html for me as I hadn’t a clue); londonronnie for helping me find the perfect locations and background info way back in the beginning; and finally all the mods and members of CI5 Box of Tricks who have been so supportive and made this complete newbie feel very welcome.

Link to Fic: Fic Master Post/When It All Comes Tumbling Down
Link to Art: Art Master Post
~ SCH ~: B&D: AngelSunscherwood on October 15th, 2012 08:55 am (UTC)

OMG!! It looks great!! Great work!! \o/

I love this fic so much, and I know I'll read it over and over again. It's already on my Pros kindle. ;D

We rock this!! *hugs you tight* *dancing around*

It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope you will write many more fics in the future. <3
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 15th, 2012 09:32 am (UTC)
Yea, we did it!!! And it looks absolutely brilliant with the embedded artwork - so glad we could do that.

Thank you for the gorgeous artwork, the coding, the hand-holding, etc. I was so lucky to find you - I would still have been flailing around in the dark without your help.

I'm so chuffed you love WIACTD - what a boost to my confidence. And with encouragement like this, how could I not write more?

murphybabemurphybabe on October 15th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC)
Ooh, exciting - I'm really looking forward to reading it! Thank you both for posting.
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 15th, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Hope you enjoy reading it.

sc_fossil: Pros Bodie and Doyle by Katsc_fossil on October 15th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting! It's such a thrill seeing new Pros fic appearing and I'm looking forward to reading your story.

SCH, I really like your art. It's a great addition to the story.
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 15th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
Hope it lives up to expectation.

snail: pros4 - snailbonessnailbones on October 15th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)

Well done you! I hope you had as much fun writing as I know I'm going to have reading *g* Thank you in advance, and wow! for the artwork too - isn't it fabulous?

Congratulations and thank you to you both.

marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 15th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
The artwork is absolutely brilliant. I hope the story does it justice.
hagsrus: pic#88038816hagsrus on October 15th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
I don't think we have anything from you in Proslib, unless it's under a different name, so checking if there's any e-mail you'd like included.

Looking forward to reading it!

Proslib business: proslib at gmail dot com

marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 15th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Have emailed you, and hope you enjoy reading it.

firlefanzine: Bodie_JTR_milkfirlefanzine on October 15th, 2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the 'not work safe' warning!
The art is great and it looks quite - ahem... impressing in coulour on my kindle fire! ;-)

The story is the next one on my list.

Thank you both!

marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
It would have been quite a shock without the warning ;)

Hope you enjoy reading the story.
vic: Professionals - Bodie and Doyle - windowsaintvic on October 15th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
This looks brilliant and I can't wait to read and look at the art, huge congratulations to both of you on posting.
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you, I hope you enjoy it.
anna060957anna060957 on October 15th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
Well done! You did it! Now you can do some more!

(Awesome artwork!)
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
Yea, I made it! Thank you for all your help and support, and fitting me in at short notice :) I have plans for a sequel which will obviously need beta-ing when it's done (hint, hint).

And the artwork is amazing. It makes the story!
(no subject) - anna060957 on October 17th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lillian Orchid: B&D lillianorchid on October 15th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh, sounds like a brilliant story, I can't wait to read it! :D

The art looks fantastic too! Well done to both of you!! :D *\o/*
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy reading it.

shooting2killshooting2kill on October 15th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not a quick reader so I'm a bit behind with my reading but this looks very interesting and I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for posting.
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
I know what you mean - the stories are stacking up and I've only managed to read 2 so far. I hope you enjoy WIACTD when you get to it. :)
potztausend: Pros Face to facepotztausend on October 15th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
The first half is nice and easy and sweet... and then it starts to be an exciting case! Thanks for posting it, I read it in one go.
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
krisserci5krisserci5 on October 15th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to reading very much. Peeked at the art work. OOh, that is wonderful.
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:20 am (UTC)
The artwork is wonderful - it makes the story. I hope you enjoy reading it. :)
sw33n3ysw33n3y on October 16th, 2012 08:56 am (UTC)
Congrats on posting!

It must have been a wonderful writing experience, seeing it all come to you in a rush. I'm looking forward to it! :D
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 16th, 2012 09:26 am (UTC)
I can't believe how much I enjoyed writing it. I just wished I'd stopped procrastinating and actually got down to writing years ago.

I hope you enjoy it :)
angel_ci5: bodie by enednovielangel_ci5 on October 18th, 2012 10:40 am (UTC)
Oh, I really do like the sound of this! I've d/l to my Kindle, and look forward to reading (as soon as life permits me, I'm *so* behind!)

And wonderful art to accompany it, too!

Thank you!
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 19th, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean about real life. I just want to sit and read and I haven't had much chance. Meanwhile, the stories are mounting up. Oh well, there should be lots of time with the dark, autumn evenings approaching. I hope you enjoy WIACTD when you get round to reading it.
something inside: blue doylepiskiedust on October 20th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on getting this up and polished! I must have missed it afew days ago, but it didn't get past my week-end catch-up.
marjorammaxmarjorammax on October 22nd, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And thank you for your help with the polishing process. Your attention to ("historic") detail really helped make WIACTD much stronger.

I must do some catching up on reading myself. Real life is not letting me keep up with the posting schedule.