Challenge: CI5 Box of Tricks Pros Big Bang 2013
Word count: 34,401
Warnings: AU; Explicit M/M; not safe for work.
Just when Ray Doyle has decided it’s time to bring his relationship with William Bodie out into the open, CI5 Controller George Cowley is severely injured. Already under pressure as Cowley’s second in command, Bodie finds himself overstressed by the idea of coming out. And as Bodie starts to pull away from Doyle, Doyle finds his own life spiralling out of control.
This is the sequel to When It All Comes Tumbling Down, my offering to the 2012 Big Bang, which sets the scene for this AU. Hopefully there is enough background in Out In The Cold that you don’t need to read WIACTD first – but I’m not going to stop you if you really want to.
My sincerest thanks go to:
anna060957 for putting up with my tardiness this year and once again doing a bang up job of beta-ing for me and keeping me on track (“there’s not enough Bodie!”);
snailbones for the absolutely fantastic artwork and for all the encouragement along the way.
Thank you both so much for helping make Out In The Cold what it is today.
Link to Fic: Out In The Cold
Link to Art: Art Master Post
Challenge: CI5 Box of Tricks Pros Big Bang 2012
Author: Marjoram Maxmarjorammax
Artist: SCH scherwood
Word count: 43,079
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: When It All Comes Tumbling Down
Link to Art: Art Master Post
- Current Mood:accomplished
Fandom: The Professionals
Word Count: 1,373
Warnings: A little bit of swearing
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I don’t own the boys and will earn nothing from this story. I’m just borrowing them and will return them home safe (if not sound) when I have finished with them.
Beta: Thanks to anna060957 for beta-ing my story at a moment’s notice, and for her ever useful comments and suggestions.
Summary: A tag to the episode Fugitive
Notes: Constructive criticism and suggestions are always welcome.