Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)

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Bodie/Doyle Fanfiction
Title: Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)
Author(s): Stew
Date(s): 1991
Genre: slash, Bodie/Doyle
Fandom: The Professionals
External Links: Circuit Archive, AO3

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"Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)" by Stew is a Bodie/Doyle story.

It was published in Other Times and Places #2 and is online.

Reactions and Reviews


...a wonderful short story... center[s] on Bodie and Doyle in a criminal setting -- as crims! All works are high quality with sound plotting and wrenching adventures with emphasis on the special nature of the Bodie/Doyle relationship that transcends time and place. Editor Nina Boal is to be congratulated for a top drawer publication. The top drawer is where I keep all those special zines that have the ability to feed the mind as well as the libido. [1]
And I loved Stew's story, "Opportunities". The idea of Ray Doyle, the 'nice' crooked guy who takes up 'Saint Bodie' is very cute. And the big jealousy scene, loved it. (I must admit, I've never heard the Pet Shop Boys song, so I don't know the exact reference to it in the story). [2]
Stew's OPPORTUNITIES was excellent. It was a "learning to love and trust" story that I've read several times now. Bodie is a good guy who with love and persistence breaks down Ray's barriers to find a friend and lover. [3]
Stew's - Opportunities, also hit the spot. I like her Bodie, a Bodie who needs to be needed. Her Doyle is also interesting. [4]
In Opportunities, the basic characters of Doyle and Bodie seemed to be switched, and I wondered if that was Stew's intention. [5]
Opportunities" by Stew was uterly delightful. As a rabid Pet Shop Boys fan, I have no trouble whatsoever seeing Our Favorite Pair up to their collective eyebrows in trouble, should they have taken a different turning in their lives. (Wonder how Cowley would make out as a new Napoleon of Crime—no, let's not give him any ideas, shall we?) Both of them are bats, of course—and I wouldn't have them any other way. [6]


"I've got the brains, you've got the looks, let's make lots of money".... Exactly! Bodie & Doyle are friendly neighborhood protection-money-taking criminals, and the story is amazing! There's action and humor and misunderstandings and partnership and everything really.. Wish it was longer :( There are alot of cool AUs in the fandom, but this one is a special favorite. [7]


An engaging AU tale of a fast-talking Doyle who sets up a sweet protection-racket with Bodie as muscle--until Bodie changes it all by making the neighbourhood into a kind of big, supportive, extended family. Mixed with the action is a first-time story as Bodie and Doyle sort out their situations and their feelings over the course of the narrative. This story isn't a stylistic gem and I wish--as so often with Stew's work--that it was more complex and delved into both events and emotions more deeply, but the story's unpretentious fun and I enjoy it on each reread.

It's not a songfic, though a few lyrics are woven into the dialogue, but Stew puts Bodie and Doyle into situations evoked in the Pet Shop Boys' lyrics, with Doyle as the pov character. [8]


  1. ^ from The Zine Connection #16 (May-June 1992)
  2. ^ from an LoC in Other Times and Places #3
  3. ^ from an LoC in Other Times and Places #3
  4. ^ from an LoC in Other Times and Places #3
  5. ^ from an LoC in Other Times and Places #3
  6. ^ from an LoC in Other Times and Places #3
  7. ^ from 2007 rec50
  8. ^ 2010 comments by istia, prosrecs, Archived version