Aftermath (Professionals story)
|Date(s):||late 1980 or early 1981|
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I NEEDED to read this story—it was a great comfort to me, because I've never been satisfied with the way FALL GIRL ended. This personally comes pretty close to my own ideas of when B&D first 'got together', too—within the aired series—after the events of FG. Just reading it made me feel better about the events of that particular episode. 
On September 11, 2009, a few Pros fans gathered together in blueamaranthe's livejournal to discuss Aftermath. You could have read the entire discussion here, but the journal has been purged and deleted. Some excerpts from the discussion are included below.
Metabolick's thoughts: "A drunk Bodie shows up at Doyle’s flat late that night. D puts him to bed and wakes up to find B caressing him; much to his surprise, he responds. The next morning B reveals he wasn’t really drunk. He wants D, who realizes the feeling is mutual. Nothing special here except for one unique element: D is gerbil sitting for his niece! At least it’s not a cat, but would D be your first choice as a pet sitter?!
Krisserci5's thoughts: "Mostly like a explanation fic for the ep. "Living in the past" was Bodie's description but before he could expand he was too drunk and asleep. Doyle wakes to a Bodie who is already at with him and Doyle agrees...No build up, no real explantion. I did love Ray gerbil sitting. . . .
Blue Amaranthe's thoughts: "More attempt here to capture their voices and the rhythm of their speech, which I always like. Oh my God for ye old cringe-making "I'm not one of your women!" One night together and they're in loooove and planning to tell Cowley."
- from The Hatstand Express #6