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Towels and Matters in Hand

A Bodie POV, first-person and in present tense. It needs a really good writer to make it work. All in all a rewarding read!

Towels by Brenda K

I treated him a bit like glass when he first came home, I remember. Keeping an eye on his heartbeat, making sure he took his pills, that sort of thing. Drove him nuts, that did, but he tolerated it. Just.


I'm addicted to Doyle, I decide happily as I watch him hog all the space and cheerfully kick off the top sheet. Both in bed and out of it, scrappy, awkward little bugger that he is,

And he snores.


He refuses to meet my eyes and wades through a pile of stuff, doing cheerful with the secretaries and downright chummy with Murphy.

I'd like to shake him. Or thump him.

No, I'd like to take him in my arms. Hardly appropriate in the middle of the office although at one point I start to think I'd do that rather than lose him

If you enjoyed this, maybe you should try her longer fic

Matters in Hand,

which is much the same style, alternating between Bodie's and Doyle's POV. One of my favourites, too.



( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 10th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Yes! BrendaK has long been one of my favourite Pros writers, and I especially like Matters in Hand... *g*
Jul. 10th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
... a long PWP ... *vbg*
Jul. 10th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
It is a really good written story!
Jul. 10th, 2010 07:35 am (UTC)
I like nearly all of her stories.
But Matters In Hand was a bit too repetitive for me.
And somehow I missed Towels.

Do you know her Hannah? That's a story I could read very often!
Jul. 10th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
Not yet. Thanks for the tip! :-)
PS I've used your Bad Bodie for a little wallpaper vid, sent you an e-mail in fact. Hope it's okay with you!?
Jul. 10th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
Of course! I fell honoured! :-)
Jul. 10th, 2010 09:39 am (UTC)
I liked "Towels" a lot but haven't read "Matters in Hand" - 'a long PWP' sounds good to me! Thanks.
Jul. 10th, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)
I hope you'll like it, too. ;-)
Jul. 10th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
"Matters in Hand" ohhhh... yes :-). It's very much about sex, of course, but I don't think it's a PWP. I *love* the threesome with the woman - but I am probably not in the majority *g*. A three- or foursome is a really great chance for a writer to show a possible changing between the two men, panic, happiness, lust, love, playfulness, whatever. And her threesome was exciting because of these changes (öhm o.k. it was also very hot *g*).

Another aspect of this story which surprised me: it is written with "indirect speech". I never thought it would work, but it's great.
Jul. 10th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
but I don't think it's a PWP Yes, I know, there IS plot, it just means there is a lot of sex, as you said too.
Indirect speech I forgot to mention it. You're right, it's very tricky, and she managed it perfectly, I think.
I fully agree regarding the threesome. I found it very hot, too. *vbg*
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