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A Statement of Affairs



Doyle looks back. Atmospheric.

A Statement of Affairs by Gloria Lancaster


Do you remember, I wonder, the very first time that we saw each other? In the corridor, outside Cowley's office? You had just come out and I was just going in, we passed in the doorway, each of us standing aside, politely, to let the other one go first, then we each side-stepped at the same time, then we both laughed, not quite looking at each other, the way strangers do in situations like that. Then you moved to the left and I to the right and you passed me and went down the corridor what I now know to be the staffroom, leaving a faint trail of Le Trois Homme floating in the air behind you. Of course, then I didn't know that was its name, just that it smelled nice. Now I know its name, how much it costs and that it's only sold in Harvey Nicholls.


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roven75
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
Atmospheric indeed, I generally like fics with that underlying note of sadness and contemplation. One of the rarer stories in first person, well written and a fluent read but never boring. A lot of very nice descriptions that would take too long to list ;)
Thanks Cloud :)
cloudless_9193
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
We seem to have much the same taste. ;-)
PS Who's that in your icon?
roven75
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:48 am (UTC)
That's Basch from Final Fantasy XII. If you have leisure time to read something funny about Japanese computer game character outfit design (wow - I think I could have turned that into one German word) and Basch's in particular go here:

Fashion Faux Pas

My favorite quote: I DON'T KNOW. I JUST DON'T KNOW. IT'S LIKE HIS MOM'S POT HOLDER WENT AND DIED ON HIS CHEST. *bg*

Apart from that, he's a memorable character and I liked him, and I use him for diversity sometimes (pssst...I try to blend in with the Pros group because you just feel so odd when you're commenting and not using a Pros icon o.O

So there. Well, you asked! ;P
shooting2kill
Aug. 24th, 2010 10:59 am (UTC)
I *love* that paragraph! It reminds me of the scene in an episode (whose name escapes me) where they're trying to protect Cowley and he has to sleep in temporary accommodation and Doyle, bringing Cowley an early morning cup of tea, passes Bodie in the corridor (who's guarding Cowley's room) and he gives Bodie a shy smile and slight inclination of the head which Bodie responds to with a cheeky grin. It's almost as if they hardly know each other and I love it. Thanks!
cloudless_9193
Aug. 24th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
I remember the scene though not in detail and not the episode. But I will look out for it. Thanks! :-)
shooting2kill
Aug. 24th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
It's from A Man Called Quinn and, courtesy of Tauna's Slash Den, this is the scene I was referring to:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

[My icon's from that episode as well.]



Edited at 2010-08-24 02:49 pm (UTC)
cloudless_9193
Aug. 24th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And now could you please tell me how you fit a picture in your comment? This I haven't managed yet. :-)
shooting2kill
Aug. 24th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, Lord, doing it is probably easier than explaining it (for me)! It's basically the same process as posting images at my Visions entries. I use Tinypic free imaging hosting site, select an image (via them) from the appropriate folder, I'm then magically taken to a place where I upload said image, then I cut and paste the top (HTML)address which should start with something looking like this:
[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('
[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('<a href</i>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]

Oh, Lord, doing it is probably easier than explaining it (for me)! It's basically the same process as posting images at my Visions entries. I use Tinypic free imaging hosting site, select an image (via them) from the appropriate folder, I'm then magically taken to a place where I upload said image, then I cut and paste the top (HTML)address which should start with something looking like this:
[Error: Irreparable invalid markup ('<a href</i>') in entry. Owner must fix manually. Raw contents below.]
...... and then copy and paste that final address into my post or email and it <i>should</i> come out looking like a picture. With luck. See? 'Shimple' as the meerkat says in the advert. If you've understood that then you're a better person than me.

(Sorry I'm getting into a mess here, as you can see.)
shooting2kill
Aug. 24th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Sorry that para keeps repeating itself and I can't seem to delete it.
cloudless_9193
Aug. 24th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Look here, I've got it:

Photobucket

:-)
shooting2kill
Aug. 24th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, well done! Not only for doing it but for surviving my gibberish! That's great (and I'm so sorry to have messed up your tidy page!)
cloudless_9193
Aug. 24th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC)
You didn't mess up anything! Thanks for your help. :-)
roven75
Aug. 24th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
It's...a bit big *cheeky grin*
cloudless_9193
Aug. 24th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I only had my banner available for testing at the time. ;-)
greengerbil
Aug. 24th, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
I hope you don't mind me butting in, but there is another way of putting a picture in a comment, if you don't have a tinypic or other picture account. byslantedlight showed me this one.

You just open your posting page and click on the 'insert image' button as if you're going to put your pic in a new entry on your LJ, load your pic there, then cut (or copy) and paste the whole entry into the comment box.

shooting2kill
Aug. 24th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
I used to do it that way, years ago, but for some reason I stopped and completely forgot about it. It's much quicker and requires fewer stages so thanks for pointing it out!
cloudless_9193
Aug. 25th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
Thank you. That seems to be a really simple way to do. :-)
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