Two Crazy Lovers
|The Professionals Fanfiction|
|Title:||Two Crazy Lovers|
|Date(s):||late 1980 or early 1981|
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- Dagger: Doyle vanishes, leaving a confused and lonely Bodie to do a little investigating and some soul searching.
On September 11, 2009, a few Pros fans gathered together in blueamaranthe's livejournal to discuss early Pros fic. See The Dreck wRECk - Reviewing Prosdom's Earliest Stories.
Excerpts from the discussion are included below. Read the entire discussion here; WebCite. Metabolick's thoughts: "Bodie’s attitude toward Doyle at the beginning of this story made me think the story was going to head into bdsm. But when I found out that this is supposed to be a sequel to Tarot’s Consequences I can understand it....Cowley assigns the lads jobs apart, but when D doesn’t return smug B starts to miss him.
I love the lines in which Bodie realizes just how much he needs D: “…not purely for sexual reasons, but because he needed that calm inner confidence and the bright overlayering of inventiveness and spirit. …It was as if Doyle was the barometer of his own emotions…showing him how he would feel if his was an ordinary, functioning human heart.”.....The lads proceed to reconcile with a sex scene that is way too emotional, with both men weeping and declaring their love for each other.
B and D decide that C had set them up. Matchmaker Cowley is definitely not a role I can see him in, at least while the lads work for him."
Blue Amaranthe's thoughts: "I really liked the plot: Bodie regretting his treatment of Doyle and hunting him down, following the clues Doyle has left (it turns out deliberately). But again too much talking and thinking and thinking about talking and talking about what they're thinking for me. The emotions and concerns seem feminine even though they insist to each other they're not talking about "love." Some complex themes instantly abandoned and potentially quirky characters not fully explored....."
Krisserci5's thoughts: ...."I'm glad I read it, liked some parts, but there were a couple of problems. It opened with a very smug Bodie, joyful that he had apparently made Doyle over into some kind of sex slave. Then much to Bodie surprise and chagrin, Doyle had left for vacation without a word. The clues to find Doyle and self discovery was enjoyable, then was wrecked as it was discovered that Cowley arranged it. The big surprise was how much I ended up enjoying Cowley's brother who was hiding the wayward Doyle."
- Bodie woke a little before seven and immediately turned to reassure himself that his partner was still beside him.