For Kicks

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Title: For Kicks
Author(s): Dawnwind
Date(s): October 12, 2011
Length: 70,222 words
Genre: slash, crossover
Fandom: The Professionals. The Racing Game
External Links:
*Direct Story Link
*Dawnwind on An Archive Of Our Own
*Dawnwind on Love of Me and Thee Archive
*Dawnwind on Starsky & Hutch Archive (2010)
Banner Art by Cloudless9193

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For Kicks is a The Professionals story by Dawnwind. This is a slash story crossed with The Racing Game. The pairings in this story are Bodie/Doyle and Sid Halley/Chico Barnes. The art for this story was created by Cloudless9193. The story and art were posted to CI5 Box of Tricks on October 12, 2011, as part of the 2011 Professionals big bang.

Summary from the author: "After preventing the kidnapping of a wealthy Middle-Eastern business man's son, Bodie and Doyle are assigned to keep Karim Khorsandi safe until he signs an important oil contract. They team up with private investigators Halley and Barnes who are guarding Khorsandi's racehorse but it all goes awry. Bodie and Doyle have to unravel a complex knot of family loyalties and politics to find their suspect. They'd prefer to have stayed at home playing kinky sex games."


This story was reviewed by LilyK aka sc_fossil on Crack Van on November 15, 2011:

"This is a crossover with a British programme of the same era as Pros called The Racing Game. I'd never heard of it before I helped Dawnwind edit this story in preparation for this year's Big Bang. I rented the DVD from Netflix and it's a super cool series. You do not need to view the series to read this story. Dawn gives enough information that it's easy to understand who Sid and Chico are. If you're interested in investigating more, there is info HERE. (Note: for some odd reason, the IMDB page is down so I've put a link to the page. (Fixed: IMDB Page for The Racing Game.
I hear a lot of calls for nice long case fic. Well, here is it. Full of investigation and the lads and danger. I think it's a great romp around London and the countryside, and an interesting look into the world of horse racing."