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The Rules According to Doyle

Bodie's in for a surprise.

The Rules According to Doyle by Rimy


Bodie closed his eyes again, ground his teeth, and castigated himself for hanging onto that thin, persisting, painful thread of hope.

He could guess the rules, every damn one of them.

Don't think this means anything, Bodie, it's physical, is all. Doesn't mean a thing to me.

Just this one time, Bodie. No strings. Only doing this to shut you up, really, like tossing a bone to a dog that won't stop yapping. Don't want to hear the words 'Come to bed with me, Ray' ever again, got that?

And watch what you say, Bodie; heaven forbid you tell me something I don't want to know.

When he risked a look, Doyle was leaning against the worktop, arms folded, ankles crossed, face expressionless and aloof. He should tell the cold-hearted bastard to go to hell. He knew that, damn it. If he had any sense, common or self-preserving, he'd tell his shuttered, standoffish partner to go fuck himself. Then he'd walk out of Doyle's flat and keep right on walking.



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 29th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
Ohhhh - it's one of my absolute favourite stories. Light and fluffy and playful, and carefully hidden deep emotions. A great rec!
Jan. 29th, 2011 10:32 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks! What an accurate little review. :-)
Jan. 29th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)
Handy Pandy, Out Goes the Rat was quite unusual - so let's see how this one ticks. Oh - it's not long.
See you soon! ;-)
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
I hope you'll enjoy it. :-)
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
That's lovely!
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, sigh ... :-D
Jan. 29th, 2011 10:59 am (UTC)
Great rec, one of my favorites, as well. :) And Potzi already summed it up perfectly in one sentence!

I especially like their lovely misunderstandings. Doyle is so cute getting all ready to argue, trying to justify his conditions... you can tell he's rehearsed the conversation in his mind, probably several times.
And Bodie is so cute with his "get to the point" attitude, and you can feel his hopes and heart are rising...

The last few lines are especially great. Rimy is such a skilled author.

Jan. 29th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
You summed it up nicely. I'm glad you like this one too. :-)
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
I love Rimy's writing so thanks for this reminder.
Jan. 29th, 2011 11:41 am (UTC)
My pleasure! :-D
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
Lovely! I'd forgotten this one but Rimy is always irresistible, thanks for reminding me!
Jan. 29th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like her too. :-)
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