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I don't think it is archived anywhere else, but I liked it a lot as I first read it. Just try and see!

The Closest Quarters Yet by dragonfly


Absurd, simply ridiculous, totally nuts… that’s what came to mind if someone saw the situation they were in.
If it were not so weird one could have laughed. Probably the rest of the squad would laugh until they cried if they knew. Well, they wouldn’t tell them, that was for sure, and Murphy knew better than to risk their wrath. It would be difficult to explain anyway.

They lay there, huddled together in a ditch.

Absurd it was. Abso-bloody-lutely absurd!

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biani
Feb. 13th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
I hope you don´t mind my dropping in here :-). I spent a few days with her and firefly1311, her twin sister in Bavaria in 2008. Both are lovely ladies and it was fun being with them. Unfortunately dragonfly is very busy with her job, but I hope she´ll write some more in the future.

I am about to fried you, I hope this is okay with you ;).
cloudless_9193
Feb. 13th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
I don't mind at all, and sure it's okay. I'll friend you back. :-)
biani
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
OMG, did I really say "fried"??? I hope you´re not fried yet or ever of course :-).
shooting2kill
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you so much for that recommendation which I've been reading on and off since this morning. I'm so glad you brought this story to my attention as I'd missed it when it was first posted at The Safehouse. I thought this was a lovely piece and I was surprised to read that English isn't the writer's first language as I felt that her writing really flowed. Lots of very sweet (not sugary-sweet but attractive-sweet) passages and images e.g. the way Bodie *had* to lie with his arms snugly around Doyle, and I particularly liked the Bodie she'd created: enigmatic, complex and hard to stereotype. Really enjoyed this, thanks.

And I love your Lacey Macbain rec, too - she's such a good writer.
cloudless_9193
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't have guessed, too, that English wasn't her first language. And I loved the images of them moulded together in the ditch. :-)
ci5mates
Feb. 14th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
Thanks for the reccie, I read it today and enjoyed it, it was so unusual and I loved the lads forced interaction in the ditch. It was sweet without being sickly.
cloudless_9193
Feb. 14th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
it was so unusual and I loved the lads forced interaction in the ditch. Yes, it's quite uncommon and I hoped you would like it. :-)
dragonfly1311
Feb. 15th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC)
Dear Ladies, thank you ever so much for your kind and encouraging comments! I hope you had as much fun reading as I had in writing. My aim was to reduce the outer action to a minimum in favor of the inner action - know what I mean? And I remembered the kind of clipped speech I heard in 1977 when my twin firefly and I first went to London and heard the rumor of this exiting new show The Professionals! I laughed when one of my betas tried to ´correct`this... Unfortunately my job is very taxing and leaves me very little time - to the point that I even have to rely on my twin to alert me of your lovely reaction because I cannot read all my private mails.
Thanks again - you really had me thinking of catching some of the hundreds of plot bunnies crowding around us both! Su
cloudless_9193
Feb. 15th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you for commenting here! I highly enjoyed reading your fic and would be glad to read more ... sometime. :-)
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