Never Say Goodbye

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Bodie/Doyle Fanfiction
Title: Never Say Goodbye
Author(s): Castalia
Date(s): 1999
Length: 5 pages
Genre: slash
Fandom: The Professionals
External Links: Never Say Goodbye

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Never Say Goodbye is a Bodie/Doyle story by Castalia.

It was published in Roses and Lavender #3 and is online.


"Bodie and Doyle have a tempestuous relationship. But Bodie isn't comfortable with intimacy, and Doyle isn't comfortable with Bodie's distance. And suddenly, all the choices are being taken away. Are there any last chances?"

Reactions and Reviews

Bodie lies dying (sorry), thinking back over his relationship with Doyle. It is not so much the author’s words that moved me, though they have their own beauty, but the face of grey reality that she manages to convey. This is one of the saddest fics I’ve read, so be prepared for tears, especially over the last line...[1]
Most definitely the saddest fic I have read since I started this: Never Say Goodbye by Castalia, just posted by Proslib. Its on Circuit too. Beautifully, beautifully written. And there are alot of heart-wrenching fics out there - see recent Safehouse, for example!

*pause to Circuit*

Well, thank goodness for Night Talk also by Castalia, also on Circuit. Feel much better now.[2]
I'll definitely second you on the rec for Never Say Goodbye. I devoured it as soon as it showed up in my mailbox this morning. I felt like I'd been gut-punched at the end, but in a good way, if you know what I mean. But, lord, I think I'm in need of some happy stuff right about now. Maybe I'll give Night Talk a go. Or go write some happy smut.[3]


  1. from rec50, June 2006
  2. 2005 comments by byslantedlight at a rec really...
  3. 2005 comments by byslantedlight at a rec really...