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17 Feb 2021
This story grew from a scene in the historical romance Moonrakers' Bride, by Madeleine Brent, in which a portrait drawn on the wall of a besieged Mission/orphanage was believed to be a demon by the attacking Boxers, and helped to save the lives of the defenders.
So I thought: "What if the picture was Crowley's sigil?" Because saving an orphanage full of little girls is just what Crowley would do if he was put in that situation.
All the characters except Crowley and Beelzebub (and Yama) are from the book.
(Moonrakers, although in the title of the book, is a house in England, and has nothing to do with the action in this story).
A day out at Cardiff Castle goes wrong.... but Love Conquers All.
In which Aziraphale gets to do James Bond stuff....
It's the height of the Cold War, and there's a demon in Bulgaria.
And I think I've found a plausible explanation for how Aziraphale came to be in possession of a thermos flask of holy water.
23 Jan 2021
I really enjoyed "It's not the Years, it's the Milage" by MovesLikeBucky – which has Aziraphale and Crowley taking the parts of Indy and Marion in the first Indiana Jones film.
But before Indiana Jones, there was Pimpernel Smith, a 1941 film starring Leslie Howard, playing an archaeology professor who rescued intellectuals from the Nazis just before the Second World War.
I didn't want to make Aziraphale into an archaeology professor, but the antiquarian book trade was Europe-wide at the time, so that's what I started with. The plot of the film doesn't really work without the archaeology students and the romance sub-plot, and I changed the order of the escapes (and added a couple), but I did use quite a few characters from the film, like General von Graum, who is great fun to write dialogue for.
The story is set in the spring of 1937.
17 Jan 2021
Crowley and Aziraphale have taken a punt out on the Isis, and are comparing notes about their memories of Oxford.