I wonder what Jack is doing there? Please, don't keep us waiting for the answers too long. Well done!
Author's Response: Heh, if you think we wonder what Jack is doing there, can you imagine how freaked Nine and Rose are? They know where they left him. Hubby tried to post Chapter 3 last night for me but it didn\'t go through, we\'ll get it up this morning as soon as he\'d awake.
The amount of historic detail in this story is amazing. I love the Duke of Norfolk reference.
Now you have presented us with a mystery. Move over Fred, Jack is on the job. I can't imagine where you are heading with this, so I am just going to sit back and enjoy the ride.
The poor Doctor can't seem to go anywhere without trouble following.
Author's Response: Thanks, Bloose, Friday I was researching the history of zippers and reading up on Claire Luce. This story has certainly become an education. I wondered about leaving the Duke of Norfolk reference in, but it popped out of Nine\'s mouth and he refused to let me delete it. I\'m not certain who is writing this thing any more, really! LOL! I will warn you I\'m a golden age mystery aficionado, too much Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers running through my head for my own good. Now I\'m thinking of Nine channeling Peter and Rose as Harriet Vane. *slighly hysterical giggle*
I am looking forward to this fic so very much for a few reasons.
First...I love Cole Porter. The song "Night and Day" is the very embodiment of obsession. The inability to think about anything but the person you are in love with. Very apropos :)
"a voice within me keeps repeating
you, you, you"
Second...you mention the "Gay Divorcee". Absolutely one of my favorite movies with Fred Astaire. I 'll never forget the scene where he escapes his 'jailor' to be with Ginger Rogers by using paper cut-outs, rotating on a record under a lamp. :)
Thirdly, the 1930's is a wonderful place to put Nine/Rose. A golden age for film (can you say Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Cagney?...ugh such a fan) which immediately sets me in the mood for a bit of romance, intrigue, screwball comedy and song.
Most of all, this fic (and many of your fics) touches on the glaring misconception held by our favorite pair. They are so in sync, yet refuse to believe the other would be in love with them. Amazingly, your talent gives voice to their self-doubt via wonderfully written inner monologues. What amazing actors BP and CE were for showing us that doubt without saying a word.
Can't wait for more! (Nine in a fedora and 30's grey flannel....*swoons*)
Author's Response: Are you sure we aren\'t twins that were separated at birth? *snicker* My hubby just bought me the De-Lovely DVD and the soundtrack for inspiration, so I\'m looking forward to it as much as you are. I\'m a huge Astaire fan and Gay Divorcee has always been a favorite of mine too. This story has become more complex and convoluted as I go along with it and I think that Nine and Rose fit in so very well with Porter and his crowd. For all his gruffness, Nine can be charming when the occasion warrants it. I just watched CE in Poirot\'s One Two, Buckle My Shoe, one of his very early TV appearances and he was wearing a grey flannel suit and fedora, it\'s worth Netflixing the episode just to see him in period clothes, but that was my inspiration. He really does clean up nice, but he\'s just as sexy scruffy and in jeans and a henley. If you haven\'t seen De-Lovely, it\'s worth a watch, just for the music alone.
I am enjoying your attention to detail. I can't wait to see where you go with this adventure.
I am sure there are going to be more bumps in the road for the Doctor and Rose.
Author's Response: Thanks for the review, things are about to get interesting soon, the set up took a while. And yeah, there are going to be some bumps, some surprises and because I\'m writing it there will be a little smut, cause without smut it\'s all just a waste of a perfectly good setting, right?
Lovely! I'll be looking forward to this! :)
Author's Response: Next chapter will be up soon, thanks for the review!
I love it so far. The historical adventures are my favorite. Keep up the good work! :)
Author's Response: Thanks, I\'m a sucker for historical stories myself and I did a lot of research on this one. I hope it turns out to be a good romp.