Cider with Bodie
|Title:||Cider with Bodie|
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It was published in Motet #4 and is online.
Reactions and Reviews
This is a real feel-good, cheery-uppy, first time story, although NOT set in the CI5 world. It is set on a Somerset farm, where Doyle is working. During lunchtime, cider is drank in varying quantities, and it's after lunch, after Doyle has had a snooze, when he feels the call of nature and gets snagged by Bodie. They watch a couple copulate and it excites them, so much so they watch each other wank.
They keep meeting until eventually Doyle fucks Bodie, a week before he is due to leave, to which he tells Bodie. They also share a first kiss, which is so sweet it makes your heart melt - literally.
[large excerpt from the story snipped]It's so beautifully written, and so sweet - yet not at all cloying or saccarine. It's gorgeous and I love it. If you do go read, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Oh! I just reread this a couple of days ago at lunch. I love everything Lizzie writes, but I agree--this one is particularly sweet. I really like the way she captures the lads. Even in AUs, she has their snark, their mutual attraction and their vulnerability down pat. I recently purchased two of the UnPros specifically because she had stories in them. I can't wait for the next installment of A Birdwatcher's Guide...
I read this quite a while ago, but now you've reminded me how gorgeous it is, I shall have to read it again straight away! The parts you quote are just exquisite, so beautifully written.
What a wonderful story, I really enjoyed reading it. And that comes from me, who has not an ounce of romance in her blood (well, normally that is - sometimes the beast raises its head and needs to be subdued *cough*)
Oh I love this story - Lizzie is wonderful, isn't she? She's got such a way of showing how deeply together our lads should always be... *g* 
How will I ever read Cider with Rosie again! I will always be hoping for Cider with Bodie *G*
I really like Lizzie's little asides, such as the Uncle who can expertly balance his tea and ginger cake, just tiny things to pad out the story that so expertly help create the scene.I love her turns of phrase as well… ‘and my prick - well that's got a mind of its own now and has taken to standing up and looking me in the eye whenever I think about you.’ That did make me giggle - love it! 
I've always loved this story - it *is* sweet and it's different - can't put it into words why, or how, but I just feel it in my bones.
I love Bird Watcher's, but this one remains my favorite of hers.There's kind of an innocent joy about the story and I find myself rooting for Bodie to believe in it happening to him. Thanks for the rec, it's always worth the reread! 
I love Lizzie's story--the harvest sequence works fantastically well. But I suspect my favorite part is when Doyle says he 'christens the keep fit mats' in a way that the maker had never imagined. Always cracks me up.