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15 September 2011 | 14:34
posted by: byslantedlight in the_safehouse

Title: Written on the Body
Author: Slantedlight
Format: Words in a row
Circuit Archive: If it's ever active again...
Pros-Lib: Certainly
Slash/Gen: Always slash
Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Notes: Prompted by hambelandjemima: Choose a book, read the blurb, and then write it in your way with Bodie and Doyle as the main characters. I picked up Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body...
Disclaimer: Never my lads or my CI5, except for adoring and borrowing them...

Written on the Body
by Slantedlight

There's a bruise on Doyle's face, dark now where it's come out over the last day, and Bodie's been watching him twist his tongue around to fiddle with that loose filling all night. Doyle's lips are slightly too red where Bodie has been kissing and kissing and kissing him, and on the dip where his neck meets shoulder, there is a smudge of a love bite, pricks of red that mean mine all mine, though no one else will ever see it.

The air that Bodie breathes is mixed with the air that Doyle has breathed, is breathing now, in soft and snuffling sleep, in to his lungs and his heart and his bloodstream. Bodie likes that idea - that he lives in Doyle's bloodstream, and Doyle in his... that Doyle's fingerprints are smudged on his skin, if only he could see them, and there are layers of shadows of ghosts of Doyle's body limned across his own, again and again and again, legs tangled together and arms encircling, and even toes entwined and overlapping...

If some god were to try to take them apart now, hunched with concentration in his celestial laboratory, it would do no good, it wouldn't be possible.

Beside him, Doyle sniffs, and frowns, rising briefly from a dream, and Bodie lifts a thumb, unthinking, to smooth out the line that lingers between his eyes. Doyle moves again, barely a nudge of skin, but his cheek presses still closer into the palm of Bodie's hand, and there...

...just there is the place where the tangle is tightest, where the quickest, lightest tug only tightens the knot, sets his stomach fluttering to his throat, the words quicksanding deeper and deeper within him each time...

So Bodie leans down, as he always does, and kisses Doyle so that he opens sleepy eyes, smiles, and moves a fingerpainting hand to rest lightly over Bodie's heart.
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Comments {27}

firlefanzine

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from: firlefanzine
date: 15 September 2011 14:04 (UTC)
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Love must be wonderful... ;-)

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:18 (UTC)
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It is when it's our lads... *g*

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snail

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from: snailbones
date: 15 September 2011 14:30 (UTC)
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Wow - that's beautiful.

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:19 (UTC)
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Aw, thank you! Our lads are rather beautiful, aren't they...

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Reader

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from: siskiou
date: 15 September 2011 15:32 (UTC)
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It's poetry! Lovely!

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:20 (UTC)
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Hee - thank you! Our lads are... *g*

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probodie

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from: probodie
date: 15 September 2011 15:35 (UTC)
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Oh lovely, very evocative. What a lovely thing to come home to after a day at work.

And what a great idea!!!

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:21 (UTC)
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Thank you - our lads are very evocative, aren't they... *g* Yeay for coming home from work, too... *g*

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gvenanne

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from: gvenanne
date: 15 September 2011 16:42 (UTC)
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This is so beautyful and so atmospheric..
I didn't know all the words, but i couldn't interrupt reading and force myself to go and look for them in the dictionary. And without knowing all of them I could read the feeling.
Thank you.

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:22 (UTC)
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That's just exactly how I hoped it would work, so I'm really pleased - thank you!

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moth2fic

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from: moth2fic
date: 15 September 2011 16:53 (UTC)
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Lovely! Finally back online and logged into LJ and I find this gem! Thanks!

(P.S. The grapes around here were all rubbish this year so no grape picking/treading skills required...)

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:23 (UTC)
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Hello finally-back-online! And thank you... *g*

I shall hope for good grape-growing weather next year, I'm determined to go proper travelling you know! *g*

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JoJo

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from: solosundance
date: 15 September 2011 16:57 (UTC)
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Beside him, Doyle sniffs, and frowns, rising briefly from a dream, and Bodie lifts a thumb, unthinking, to smooth out the line that lingers between his eyes

Gorgeous. Watching a lover sleep and breathe and wake and smile...mmmmmmmmmm. And what a great prompting idea.

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:26 (UTC)
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Very much mmmmmmn... *g* Thank you - and yes, wasn't it! *vbg*

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heliophile_oxon

Written on the body

from: heliophile_oxon
date: 15 September 2011 17:09 (UTC)
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Beautiful. Oh, so beautiful! Love and the work they do, both written all over Ray - and every bit of them intermingled with every bit of each other ...

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:25 (UTC)
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Hee - thank you! I love them oh-so tangled together... *g*

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cornishcat

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from: cornishcat
date: 15 September 2011 17:22 (UTC)
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entwined and overlapping... a perfect description of where they are and where they should be. Just lovely!

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 15 September 2011 17:26 (UTC)
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That is just where they should be, isn't it... Thank you! *g*

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sc_fossil

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from: sc_fossil
date: 15 September 2011 23:31 (UTC)
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That was one heck of a sensual piece. Very nice. Thanks!

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 28 September 2011 21:36 (UTC)
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Belatedly - very belatedly, I'm sorry! - thank you! *g*

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golden_bastet

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from: golden_bastet
date: 16 September 2011 00:00 (UTC)
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Bodie likes that idea - that he lives in Doyle's bloodstream, and Doyle in his... that Doyle's fingerprints are smudged on his skin, if only he could see them, and there are layers of shadows of ghosts of Doyle's body limned across his own, again and again and again, legs tangled together and arms encircling, and even toes entwined and overlapping...

Can I *be* you in my next lifetime? Pleeeze?

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 28 September 2011 21:37 (UTC)
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I'm sorry, I didn't catch up with things when I first got home from Derbyshire - especially with a comment like yours, how lovely! That means you liked it, right... *g*

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 28 September 2011 21:38 (UTC)
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So sorry I fell behind in catching up after Derbyshire! Especially because - thank you, I'm so glad you liked it! *g*

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shooting2kill

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from: shooting2kill
date: 20 September 2011 18:54 (UTC)
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I've just apologised to someone else for being late in commenting, partly because I'm a slow reader *and* because I keep missing things on my flist, but I just wanted to say I thought this was a really, really beautiful piece of writing, writing which, as I've said to you before, is *so* beautiful it reads like poetry. Well done and thank you.

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byslantedlight

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from: byslantedlight
date: 28 September 2011 21:43 (UTC)
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And yet it's my turn to apologise for being late in catching up with replies - I made it home from Derbyshire and was immediately snagged in other things that meant I just didn't - I'm sorry. Especially because thank you, I'm so glad you liked this, and felt like that about it! It's the kind of writing I want to do more of, too... *g*

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shooting2kill

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from: shooting2kill
date: 29 September 2011 12:01 (UTC)
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It's the kind of writing I want to do more of, too... *g*

It's my favourite kind of writing and I think you're the best there is at writing it, so I really hope you do write more.

Thanks for getting back to me!

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