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Noises at Dawn

Doyle wants to explore, Bodie helps him out. ;-)


Noises at Dawn by Fanny Adams


"What about one of the lads on the squad?"

Doyle was startled. He hadn't considered the possibility. "Who?"

"Aah, you want names, do you?"

"Unless this is going to be a really blind date, yes."

"Tell me who you fancy. I'll tell you if he's available."

"You prat! Okay... ah," He thought very hard but couldn't come up with one possibility. "I don't really fancy anyone on the squad," he confessed.

"Nobody at all? No handsome face has bewitched you? No leanly-muscled body had driven you into ecstasies of the naughtiest kind? No sparkling blue eyes have winked at you in open invitation?" At which, Bodie fluttered his eyelashes wildly and Ray collapsed in a fit of laughter. "It's The Cow, isn't it?" Bodie demanded. Ray gurgled helplessly. "No, it's... it's... Macklin, isn't it? S&M? That's why you enjoy the bashing he gives us."

Ray laughed until he hurt. When he finally began to recover he gasped, "the only one I could ever fancy is you, Bodie." There, it was out. Bodie's face shuttered immediately.


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firlefanzine
May. 24th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
To be true I've never read anything of Fanny Adams.
(Maybe because the name reminds me more of a 19th century whore... ahem...)

"At which, Bodie fluttered his eyelashes wildly and Ray collapsed in a fit of laughter. "It's The Cow, isn't it?" Bodie demanded. Ray gurgled helplessly."

*grins* - you really mean... :-)
cloudless_9193
May. 24th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
I think it's the only one I've read of her. The other titles didn't drag me in enough to try.

you really mean... :-)
Luckily it's just a joke. Couldn't stand it the idea of it.
constant_muse
May. 24th, 2010 10:47 am (UTC)
I liked the plot idea, but I found the pace a bit too brisk, one thing led to another too quickly in every single scene (poor Bodie didn't even have a chance to kiss Doyle so he had to come back to do that later!)
I don't think I've read any of Fanny Adams either, for much the same reason - I imagine it will some sort of Victorian melodrama.
cloudless_9193
May. 24th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
but I found the pace a bit too brisk
Yes it's quite short and clipped. But I sort of like their matter-of-fact approach here. I could imagine they went about those things this way.
sc_fossil
May. 24th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
I like it overall. Neither man is a blushing, scared virgin which works for me. This story has them more like rational, adult men I feel, rather than men disguised as women. *g*
cloudless_9193
May. 24th, 2010 06:00 pm (UTC)
Neither man is a blushing, scared virgin
That's it, particularly the way Ray dealt with Richardson.
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