Gone with the Wind (Professionals story)
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It was published in Cross My Heart #10.
From the zine: "Meet the Bodie clan. Doyle did-- and (somehow) lived to talk about it! And then Bodie vanishes into the blue yonder, literally. A lot of laughs, before the bags-of-panic part sets in. A first-time story that is a delight."
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This first-time story is told from Doyle's pov. The lads go for a visit to Bodie's ancestral home in the north, where we meet some of Bodie's obnoxious relatives. Doyle realizes that he fancies Bodie but doesn't think Bodie feels the same way. An incident where Bodie goes missing brings things to a turning point. Doyle's repeated mishaps involving Bodie's quirky relatives are amusing. The author's take on Bodie's family background seems improbable to me because there doesn't seem to be any reason for him to run away and join the merchant navy at a young age, as canon Bodie did. I can well imagine that Bodie would be a natural at hang gliding. This is nice, feel-good comfort fic and I enjoyed the story.
Hanggliding, introspection, family calamity. Story with three middles. Oddly romantic.