A totally different I/N story. It put me through the wringer - I actually teared up. The horror and anguish of both men got me so wrapped up in the story, I just couldn't stop reading it, hoping for at least a semi-happy ending. Yet, you pulled off a very happy, not coma-inducing sappiness, ending that was believable and satisfying. I love how you cleverly pulled the agents into a non-specific modern setting without sacrificing the "UNCLEness" of it. Well characterized, while being slightly different from most MfU fic. Good onya!
From: Meris Date: 05/21/2004
Why do I love this universe so much? I've read all the channel_d's on mfuslash/files, I'm waiting impatiently for parts 2&3 of You4Me on mfuslash, I found this up here during my daily check and ripped through it voraciously, re-reading even as I read it the first time....
My MFU worldview has never included an Illya who wasn't shown as lethal and snarky, I've never subscribed to the abused child view of his past, and yet these stories with their incredible h/c and Eros levels reach right into some fantasy yearning space which I didn't even know existed in me, because underneath it all they're romantic. Eva Ibbotsen romantic. Sweepingly, stunningly yearning and romantic.
How you make MFU fit into that, I don't really know, I just appreciate it the skill with which you do it. I love reading them, I willingly suspend belief in my own view of their characters to believe in yours. Ethereal Illya. Guardian Solo.
I can't believe I love reading these stories, or that I'm willing to go on bended knee to beg, "Please post more. Please, please, please..."