RequitedLove
hide bio
PM . Follow . Favorite
beta: β Beta Profile
Joined 12-31-11, id: 3582516, Profile Updated: 01-28-14
Author has written 6 stories for Doc Martin.

I am so thankful that my attempts here have been read, and by people from around the world (39 countries, so far)! And your reviews are so inspiring. They make me think differently about the current story I'm writing, and also think of new story ideas.

I have chosen my themes because in re-watching Doc Martin, there were moments I wanted to see explored deeper:

Without Interruption - his mother's nastily blaming him for her unhappiness; his jealousy of Danny Steel

The Fearless Prince and His Faithful Hound - Louisa not hearing his dinner invitation; his dislike of dogs

Questions - the butterfly bad dream

Initiative - the People Skills course he was forced to agree to attend

Fragile - the origins of his haemophobia

It's been fun trying to work them out for myself.

Also, when "they" say "write what you know," well, James Henry's “fever of unknown origin” in "Questions" was actually my son's. It was my son's "stoic face," and me who "slept" in the hospital three nights running. It was my daughter who used to lean in the bedroom doorway until I woke up and noticed her. And I love remembering my son yelling, “Mommy! Are you okay? Are you okay on your head?” after hearing me make a loud sound.

[For those reading "Questions"... I completed the story in March, and a new book arrived in my library in June called Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World. The Preface is just how I imagined Martin Ellingham remembering butterflies during his childhood.

Also, in July, I received a mailing from Britain's Royal Mail about new stamps being issued called "Butterflies." You can see them by searching "butterflies" at royalmail dot com.

I love these coincidences!]

The dog in "The Fearless Prince and His Faithful Hound" was based on a true story about a dog, Geo, saving a 10-year-old boy:

[‘As they waited at the curb to cross the street, a speeding, out of control driver drove up on the curb, headed straight for Charlie. According to the family, Geo jumped in front of the boy, pushed him out of the way and was hit by the truck once, and then again, before it drove off.’ ]

I do feel bad when I can't answer "Guest" reviews, but honestly, thank you to all guests and members who take the time to comment! It took me a while to become a reviewer that writers could answer. But please know, your comments are welcome even if you choose not to have an account here. And followers of stories and authors is an added happiness.

Since I am used to writing commentary, I am also used to researching everything I write. So, if you think I changed something you already read, you may be right. I probably looked it up and realized it was wrong or wouldn't work.

Well, a couple things about me. My daughter and son are in their 20s, I have worked around books or printing for most of my working years, and I have been to Port Isaac and would go back in a heartbeat.

Again, thanks for reading,

Cindy, December 2013

Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Flying High by Bodmin reviews
What if Louisa and Martin didn't have the row over the Christening in S5E6? What if Louisa would have gone to London with Martin? We meet Martin almost three years after moving out of Portwenn.
Doc Martin - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 84 - Words: 116,422 - Reviews: 371 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 4/7/2012 - Doc Martin, Louisa G.
Resolutions by DeclanS reviews
In Part Ten emotions and events are subject to a sharper and more powerful resolution. Consequently things become more clear and focused. Part Ten contains no spoilers for Series 6.
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 97 - Words: 153,483 - Reviews: 701 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 2/22 - Published: 7/28/2011
All Gone – But More Regained by Bodmin reviews
SEQUEL TO ALL GONE – PLEASE READ THAT FIRST For everyone who wondered what happened before the last paragraph of "All Gone" and who doesn't want to stretch their own fantasy or who is simply interested in my view, here is my take on the seduction scene. A strictly light and fluffy M rated fun.
Doc Martin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,075 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/31/2012 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Doc Martin, Louisa G. - Complete
Hands to Hearts by robspace54 reviews
Doc Martin and Louisa are on the trip of a lifetime in this post-Season 5 story. Possible SPOILERs, but I will try to keep it light. Note that the rating is an 'M' based on the website publication rules.
Doc Martin - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 86 - Words: 107,330 - Reviews: 354 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/21/2012 - Published: 5/3/2012 - Doc Martin, Louisa G. - Complete
All Gone by Bodmin reviews
We're in Season 3 after the first two dinners with mixed success. Then I deviate from the TV series. Louisa and Martin have a date for a third dinner when something goes horribly wrong.
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 68 - Words: 104,200 - Reviews: 265 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 3/14/2011 - Louisa G., Doc Martin - Complete
An Interesting Man by Portwenn Hydra reviews
The story is set shortly after Season 5. An American birdwatcher and his wife travel to Cornwall in pursuit of the Chough birds. The tourist becomes ill and is treated by Martin Ellingham. As the tourist and the doctor continue to meet over several days in Portwenn, the question arises "who is helping whom?" A short summertime read dedicated to the reviewer, "Chapin."
Doc Martin - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,987 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/19/2012 - Published: 6/21/2012 - Martin E.
The Third Time by mmDerdekea reviews
This story takes place right after the Season Five finale. If you wish to read a story containing love, sex, frustration, fighting, hope, change, growth, torment, action, danger, attacking dogs, and a frigid Atlantic Ocean, this is the one for you.
Doc Martin - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 59,412 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Complete
First Night by largeandincharge reviews
A short monologue, inside Martin's head, which takes place at the end of Season 3, Episode 5.
Doc Martin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,668 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/14/2012 - Doc Martin, Louisa G. - Complete
Last time I looked by Fenella Church reviews
AU and set after the end of series 1. Alex is mourning the death of her parents. Gene meets a tall dark stranger and finds out something unbelievable about his DI. Rated M although chapter 1 is more of a T.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 33,183 - Reviews: 104 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/14/2012 - Published: 10/21/2011 - A. Drake, G. Hunt - Complete
A Duty Of Care by mmDerdekea reviews
Setting: This original story occurs after S3E1 episode "Tick Tock". Rating: PG, some violence and kissing. This story can be listed as Hurt/Comfort/Romance/Drama/Comedy Buffalo Productions owns Doc Martin. I own my daydreams.
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 22,469 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/4/2011 - Doc Martin, Louisa G. - Complete
Are You Happy Now? by robspace54 reviews
Doctor Martin Ellingham and Louisa Glasson brood over the end of their romance. There must be a way to patch things up, right?
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 52,859 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/10/2011 - Published: 9/15/2011 - Doc Martin - Complete
Sacrifices by ggo85 reviews
Louisa confronts the difficulties of being head teacher and a single mother . . . and dealing with Martin Ellingham.
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 34,628 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 7/8/2011 - Published: 6/4/2011 - Louisa G., Doc Martin - Complete
Sort: Category . Published . Updated . Title . Words . Chapters . Reviews . Status .

Fragile reviews
"If you're gonna be fragile, this is the place to be." – Stewart James - Doc Martin, Episode 1-04.
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 18 - Words: 21,470 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 9/15/2013 - Martin E., Louisa G. - Complete
Initiative reviews
Louisa prompted Martin to say, "Perhaps it'll be time for something new." He starts a new hobby, but quickly realises he may have misunderstood her once again. He decides to try some outside help.
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 14,122 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 6/6/2013 - Published: 4/4/2013 - Martin E., Louisa G. - Complete
Questions reviews
Louisa doesn't think Martin spends enough time with their son. This makes her angry, and makes him sad. Can James help them resolve this conflict?
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,087 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/16/2013 - Published: 2/3/2013 - Martin E., Louisa G. - Complete
A Christmas Interlude reviews
Martin visits Louisa just before Christmas. They talk, and share unhappy childhood memories, but they intentionally, and unintentionally, do not tell each other everything.
Doc Martin - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,262 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/24/2012 - Louisa G., Martin E. - Complete
The Fearless Prince and His Faithful Hound reviews
This story takes place after Louisa's father visits Portwenn. "Once upon a time..."
Doc Martin - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,036 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12/17/2012 - Published: 12/3/2012 - Martin E., Louisa G. - Complete
Without Interruption reviews
Martin's parents show up after seven years, and a heartbroken Martin would like to take Louisa up on her offer to listen. If only the world would stop interrupting.
Doc Martin - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,292 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/13/2012 - Published: 10/28/2012 - Martin E., Louisa G. - Complete