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25 October 2012 @ 10:34 am
The Morning Gift by moth2fic  
Title: The Morning Gift
Author: moth2fic
Artist: artconserv
Archive to Pros Lib: yes
Genre: slash
Characters/Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Word count: 31,209
Warnings: AU (early twelfth century)

Summary: Raedwolf, a Saxon, is brought up in a Norman household by his brother-in-law. Giles goes on crusade, leaving Rae as castellan. This is unusual for a Saxon but Rae will both protect his family and oversee the building of Giles’ new castle at Winterton Cowley. Then Guillaume le Beau arrives with news from Giles and stays to help Rae train the men-at-arms.

Notes: Thanks to margaret_r for the painstaking beta and especially for making sure I sorted out the fight scene. Thanks also to damerelfor advice on aspects of the AU. And thanks to Lorraine for the beautiful artwork! Thanks, too, to the mods who have made this year's Big Bang as exciting as ever and have supervised us so well!

There is a quasi-historical note at the end of the fic for anyone who is interested in such things.


Notes:
Link to Fic: The Morning Gift
Links to Art: The Morning Gift or Art master Post
 
 
 
firlefanzine: Bodie+Doyle_in a tuxfirlefanzine on October 25th, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)
"Guillaume le Beau"... :-)

Your summary sounds absolutely fascinating, and the art is beautiful!
I love those clothes.

Congratulations to both of you!
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 10:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! The picture is great and I'm looking forward to having it appear on the fic post!! I hope people enjoy the story - it's a little different, at least.
P.R. Zed: pros mixed doubles gunrangeprzed on October 25th, 2012 10:22 am (UTC)
Fab to see this story up. Can't wait to read it.

I'll drop you an email about embedding the art.
firlefanzine: Bodie_Me too ohne me toofirlefanzine on October 25th, 2012 10:28 am (UTC)
""I'll drop you an email about embedding the art.
I would also be interested.
Could you please explain it here, if it's not too long? :-)

(no subject) - przed on October 25th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - firlefanzine on October 25th, 2012 10:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - przed on October 25th, 2012 11:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - firlefanzine on October 25th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moth2fic on October 25th, 2012 10:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sc_fossil on October 25th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - moth2fic on October 25th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - przed on October 25th, 2012 11:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
shooting2killshooting2kill on October 25th, 2012 10:40 am (UTC)
This sounds fascinating and I'm looking forward to reading it. I love the artwork, too. Thanks for all your hard work.
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)
Lorraine's picture is gorgeous! And now I've managed to embed it in the AO3 post, too! Thanks for your comment!
solosundance on October 25th, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
Looks intriguing :) Well done on posting to you both!
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 10:49 am (UTC)
I hope the intrigue lasts through the story! Thanks for commenting!
sc_fossil: Pros Chalk & Cheese by Katsc_fossil on October 25th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
Congratulations on posting! The story founds intriguing and Lorraine's art is breathtaking. Thanks to you both.
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
I'm thrilled with Lorraine's picture, and thanks to PRZed I now have it embedded in the AO3 post. Hope you enjoy the story!
Cloudlesscloudless_9193 on October 25th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
An interesting era, an enticing plot, and beautiful artwork. I'm looking forward to reading it!
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
The artwork is gorgeous! I'm so glad I 'attracted' an artist with a 'realistic' style for this particular fic. Hope you enjoy the story!
angel_ci5: bodie by enednovielangel_ci5 on October 25th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like the sound of this, and the artwork is gorgeous!Thank you very much to both of you, I'm looking forward to reading this!
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your kind comment - I hope you enjoy it! I share your view on the art! *g*
Lillian Orchid: Mediaeval men LC & MSlillianorchid on October 25th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited to read this! :D It's set in my favourite period of history! *\o/* :D

The art is fantastic too! :D Well done to both of you!
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
*gulps* - I really hope this lives up to your expectations!! And I agree about the art - Lorraine did a wonderful job and researched the clothing so well.
(no subject) - lillianorchid on October 25th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
snail: pros bb2012 - norfolkdumpling made mesnailbones on October 25th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)


Congratulations on posting! It sounds intriguing and different - and oh my, the artwork is lush!

moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
The art is fabulous and I am so lucky! I hope the story holds your interest when you start reading!
vic: Professionals - animated c'meresaintvic on October 25th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
\o/ \o/ Congratulations to you both on posting, this looks fantastic.
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 25th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Lorraine's picture makes all the difference!!
margaret_r: BB doylebodiemargaret_r on October 26th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
Yay! It’s here! You know how much I’ve been looking forward to seeing this posted:D It’s a great story, one I’m proud to have had a small part in and it was a pleasure to act as beta on. Congratulations! And the artwork is just gorgeous.
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 26th, 2012 09:14 am (UTC)
Isn't the pic great? I was dying to give you a preview but knew I mustn't!! *g* Thanks for commenting.
Smirra: Doylesmirra on October 26th, 2012 07:55 am (UTC)
I'm a sucker for historical AU and I look forward to read yours. As far as I know the first one about this period of time!
Guillaume le Beau, is that appropriate for our Bodie:

The art work is very attractive and well done too!

moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 26th, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
I hope you'll enjoy the story! And I'm thrilled with the art work.
sw33n3ysw33n3y on October 26th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
This is a great example of the range in settings that exist across this year's BB field.

What an interesting world you've chosen! I have a feeling I'm going to learn about more than just the lads' relationship. :D
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 26th, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
I love AUs - especially historical or sci-fi ones - and had great fun writing this and doing the research needed (though I don't pretend to be an expert...). So I hope you'll enjoy it! And yes, the range of settings adds to the pleasure of the Big Bang!
krisserci5krisserci5 on October 27th, 2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
I enjoy AUs so I am looking forward to the story. The art is superb!!!
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on October 27th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Lorraine is brilliant, isn't she? I remembered the one she did for 'Here the Whole World' last year, and couldn't wait to see what she planned for mine - of course, I wasn't disappointed!

I hope you enjoy my AU - it had been wandering around in the back of my head for ages and the BB gave me the incentive to write it!
Rain: TWIR BB 2012milomaus on November 1st, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Amazing Artwork and I´m SO looking forward to reading!
moth2fic: pros_doylelookingmoth2fic on November 1st, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't Lorraine brilliant? I do hope you enjoy the story too!!
(no subject) - milomaus on November 1st, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)