the new professionals fan fiction

recommendations by allaire mikháil

date: 13 Aug 2008



The New Professionals was another fandom I read slash in a long time before I had the chance to watch the episodes of. Right from the beginning, I found myself intrigued with Chris Keel, an ex-Navy SEAL who'd lost his wife at their very wedding. Despite the fact that canonically, he and Sam Curtis hadn't been partnered for very long, they seemed very close and utterly slashable - as proven by the fact that they both fiercly held hands in the pilot when Keel was sitting atop a bomb with the timer counting down to zero. They had very different personalities, trust issues and still bantered like Bodie and Doyle on their best day. The connection to the original series was loose at best (Cowley's name was mentioned and his picture used, but neither Bodie nor Doyle were ever spoken of) and the legal issues as unbelievable as in the 70s (supposedly CI5 is international now and has no need for things like search warrants or proper identification), but still - Curtis and Keel had something. Thankfully, quite a lot of authors saw it the same way.



The main pairing on this page is
Sam Curtis / Chris Keel.

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Alyse
e-mail: alyse@CI5Ops.co.uk Website: Unconscious Mind :: Alyse's Web Collective
livejournal: ljalyse, ljci5ops, ljeclectia, ljjamficrecs, ljcath_and_nick, ljcsi_forensics Archived at: CI5 Operational Control
Title: The Conversations Series [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11] (index page) offsite Story Length: ~ 733 KB
Series: The Conversations Series Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, graphic m/m sex
Pairing: Sam Curtis / Chris Keel Time Frame: Season 1
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, First Time, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance Recommended: 17 Dec 2000
Summary: A companionable evening turns into a drunken confession. And that is just the beginning.
Title: The Pleasure/Pain Principle [1], [2], [3], [4] (index page) offsite Story Length: ~ 172 KB
Series: The Pleasure/Pain Principle Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: none
Pairing: Sam Curtis / Chris Keel Time Frame: not specified
Genres: Angst, First Time, Romance Recommended: 14 Jun 2001
Summary: Thin motel walls and misunderstandings.
Review: It was Alyse's "Conversations Series" that made me fall for The New Professionals in the first place. Its emphasis is on the slowly developing relationship between Curtis and Keel although a few cases intrude, but most of all it is about both partners opening up and letting each other into their lives. It is one of her early works and therefore Alyse uses quite often the characters' nationality to describe who's doing what, but apart from that, the series is very well-written, heartfelt and offers a deep insight into the two men's feelings and motivations. "The Pleasure/Pain Principle" also touched me a lot. It shows how powerful and all-affecting misunderstandings can be, and how easy it is to hurt someone, be it with words or actions. Thankfully, Alyse decided to resolve the conflict in the end. Beautiful.

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Alyse & Chya
e-mail: alyse@CI5Ops.co.uk
chyax@aol.com
Website: Unconscious Mind :: Alyse's Web Collective
Chya's FanFic Page
livejournal: ljalyse & ljchya Archived at: CI5 Operational Control
Title: Roulette [1], [2] (story index) offsite Story Length: ~ 511 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, rape, graphic violence
Pairing: Sam Curtis / Chris Keel Time Frame: Post-Season 1
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance Recommended: 17 Dec 2000
Summary: When CI5 are asked to carry out a routine surveillance assignment, a face from Sam Curtis' past brings back a nightmare he'd hoped to escape from and has dire consequences for his friend and partner, Chris Keel.
Title: Blackjack [1], [2] (story index) offsite Story Length: ~ 558 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, violence
Pairing: Sam Curtis / Chris Keel Time Frame: AU not specified
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Romance Recommended: 14 Jun 2001
Summary: When an assignment goes wrong, and Chris Keel is captured, his captor hands him over as a gift to an arms dealer with a reputation for ruthlessness. But is this man what he seems?
Review: Alyse and Chya are an unstoppable team where long, dramatic stories full of angst and suspense are concerned. They take visible delight in making the characters go through hell, but thankfully, each of their novels has a happy ending. Again, the repetitive use of "Englishman" as a synonym for Curtis is a little off-putting, but definitely a minor factor that pales to insignificance once the reader is engrossed in the story and soon finds herself hanging on to her seat by her fingertips. Spies, intrigue, Curtis' past in MI6, believable original characters and addictive plots - make sure you have a few hours, because stopping in the middle of each story will be impossible, I promise.

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Links


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information/discussion
  • The New Professionals: The Return of the Big 'A'
  • part of Dave Matthews' Authorized Guide to the Professionals, this site's focus lies on the background and the concept of the show.
  • MI5 | Home
  • The real MI5. It's not CI5 or MI6, but it comes close if you're interested in background research.

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