Fan Fic Recs: The Professionals

Proof that the remaining 10% is worth dying for.

These are recommendations made by tropers for The Professionals fanfics, all of which have to be signed to stay on the page. After a few samples, you will be able to note the interests of the tropers recommending them, and judge whether you might be also interested in a certain 'fic.

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    Recommendations Template 
Title of the Fanfic by Author OR Fic Trope Page, by Author (Link)
  • Recommended by: Troper Name
  • Synopsis: What's the story about? Give here a brief summary of the plot. It would be also useful to point out in what moment of the series the story takes place. If it's a Gen Fic but it has some romantic elements, note here the characters involved too.
  • Pairing(s): If it's a Shipping Fic, list here the pairings that feature in the fic (warn here if it's het, male slash or female slash). If it's a Gen Fic, remove this line. To tell the difference between the two, notice if the focus of the fic is on a romantic relationship or if it focuses on the other aspects of the story. In case of doubt, classify the story according to the genres it's been tagged: the Romance tag for Shipping, absence of that tag for Gen Fic.
  • Tags: If any are known. This would be things like WAFF, Lemon, Dark Fic, any known Crossovers etc.

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Georgina Kirrin’s (aka UK Jess) Professionals fanfiction
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Adult Content
  • Comments: My favourite writer in two fandoms, The Professionals and Star Trek TOS, author of my all-time favourite Pros story Watching His Mouth and its companion piece On Stand-by. Splendid characterisation, brilliant writing, all of UK Jess’s stories are highly recommended.

    Shipping Fics 

Not a Very Silent Silent Night by Alexandra
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Bodie and Doyle spend Christmas Eve on stakeout. Nothing is happening, so they’re bored and discuss Christmas and Christmas wishes via their R/Ts.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Holidayfic, WAFF


Holding Back the Flood by laceymcbain
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: There’s only been one thing Doyle’s ever needed, and after a failed mission, he decides to give in.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Angst, Hurt/Comfort


Orienteering for Beginners by Liriel aka liriel1810
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Thrown together by Cowley and by chance, it’s loathe at first sight for Bodie and Doyle. Used to operating solo, Doyle is not impressed when he’s put to babysitting a saucy ex-mercenary who is not even part of CI5. When what was supposed to be an easy assignment turns into a race for survival, the two men will have to use their respective skills to work together if they hope to make it home alive. An encounter with an angry stoat will be the least of their worries as they struggle to surmount the increasing obstacles in their way. The experience will leave neither man untouched, but it remains to be seen whether they’ll acknowledge the impact it has made.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Pros Big Bang 2011, Backstory, Action/Adventure, Adult Content


A Momentary Aberration by LH
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Doyle decides to cuddle up with a sleeping Bodie in the back seat of Cowley’s car on the way back to London in the middle of the night.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, WAFF


The Keeper of Secrets by Jackie Thomas
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: George Cowley watches a video report on what his operatives Bodie and Doyle do after a difficult operation.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Third-Party Viewpoint


Be My Valentine by Gwyneth Rhys
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Bodie hates holidays, and everyone knows it. So who's sending him gifts of love?
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Angst, Romance, WAFF, Adult Content


Like a Thunderstorm by Callisto
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Christmas and Bodie seem far away for Doyle, who's home alone with a Tesco's carrier bag and his arm in a cast.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Hurt/Comfort, Holidayfic


Bed. Or Something Like It. by Callisto
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: It's never easy getting these two into bed together.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Hurt/Comfort


Down to Zero by Draycevixen
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: “It had taken six months, two weeks, four days, three hours and twenty-five minutes for Bodie to make his move. Not that he’d been counting or anything.”
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Angst, Humour


Happy Endings by PR Zed
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: William Bodie is back in London and looking to get out of the mercenary game, when he becomes involved with a young copper, Ray Doyle. When Bodie's last contact in the merc world is murdered, the two of them are forced to work together to solve the crime.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Backstory, Adult Content


Betwixt and Between by Josey
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: An injured Bodie and an increasingly infuriated Doyle.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Hurt/Comfort, Adult Content


Fruit of the Spirit by Cherilyn
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: The evolution of Bodie and Doyle's relationship, starting with their less than ideal first meeting.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Backstory


At Bay by constant_muse
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: After “Close Quarters” – Willis schemes and Cowley worries. Bodie is backed into a corner, but Doyle is right behind him.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Angst, WAFF, Hurt/Comfort, Pros Big Bang 2010


     Alternate Universe Fics 

Professional Dreamer by Pamela Rose
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Raymond Dibble is a timid completely ordinary librarian who is very fond of reading about the adventures of the Badass CI5 agents Bodie and Ray Doyle written by a certain W. Philip Andrew. However, Dibble’s life suddenly becomes more exciting and Hilarity Ensues when he, due to a case of Mistaken Identity, gets a Tap on the Head, comes around thinking he’s Ray Doyle and sets out to find W. Philip Andrew whom he believes to be Bodie. Inspired by / based on the movie American Dreamer.
  • Pairings: W. Philip Andrew/Raymond Dibble (Bodie/Doyle)
  • Tags: Slash, Humour, Film Fic, Action/Adventure, Adult Content


Of Angels and Angles by Sarah K (tears_of_nienna)
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Bodie hires a mechanic to keep his ship in one piece and gets more than he expected. After a few weeks, the Capri is running better than ever, but it won't do them any good if they're not alive to fly it. (Contains made-up science and winged-Doyle. Please suspend disbelief before entering.)
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Pros Big Bang 2010, Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Wingfic


Suitable Gravity by DVS
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Ray Doyle is a Protector (a police officer) who gets dumped by his fiancée Ann Holly and decides to go on a tour to Mars that was supposed to be their honeymoon trip on his own because he’s upset about the failed relationship and already bought the tickets. Bodie is a CI5 agent on a mission whom Doyle meets at the port office while Bodie is trying to escape from the bad guys. Together, they travel to Mars, fight crime and pretend to be a couple. In space.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Adult Content


Echo by Ellis Ward
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Bodie is a spaceship freighter captain, Doyle is an empathic Half-Human Hybrid. Together, they have adventures in space.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Science Fiction, Action/Adventure, Adult Content


An Elf By Any Other Name and the sequel Lighter-Footed than the Fox by Arduinna
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: Turns out, one of the lads is an elf. Not your typical elf fic.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Humour, WAFF

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Sule Skerrie by Shoshanna
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: "No true land, that, but the abode of selkies and such. It comes and goes, and there's tales of girls lost and never seen again, when it appears. Mind you stay away."
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Angst, Adult Content


Sing My Heart by judes
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Synopsis: William Bodie, successful theatre producer, is looking for a lead singer for his new production. Ray Doyle, aspiring singer, is looking for fame and fortune. Will they be able to help each other? Will their relationship recover from their initial encounters?
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Pros Big Bang 2011, Adult Content


     Crossovers and Fusion Fics 

Babylon is Fallen by PR Zed
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Fandoms: The Professionals, 28 Days Later
  • Synopsis: When he awakens from a coma to discover a London destroyed by a zombie plague, Ray Doyle sets out to find a refuge against infection and, so he hopes, Bodie.
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Pros Big Bang 2010, Zombie Apocalypse, Action/Adventure, Adult Content


Special Men by Sineala
  • Recommended by: Ainyre
  • Fandoms: The Professionals, Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: It is 1975, the height of the First Wizarding War, and Voldemort's reign of terror has spread far and wide. His followers, the Death Eaters, have begun cursing and killing Muggles. As CI5's brief includes domestic terrorism, the responsibility for stopping Voldemort falls on them — but this is not a fight they can win without magic. For this reason, Ray Doyle, an Auror, is transferred from the Ministry of Magic to join CI5, as its first and only wizard. But his abilities must remain secret from his fellow agents, including Bodie, his new partner. But Bodie seems to have a few secrets of his own, and it especially doesn't help that Bodie is so damned attractive...
  • Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
  • Tags: Slash, Pros Big Bang 2010, Action/Adventure


Simple Twist of Fate by Sarah K (tears_of_nienna)