I keep coming back to this story because it is so sweet and tender. it is obvious there is love between the partners, even when Illya is still calling it kindness ... for such a brilliant man he can be very dense sometimes ... and he´s wrong : the secret word is love.
From: Sophiegirl Date: 08/31/2014
I enjoyed your story so much I read it twice, straight off. I do wish Illya had at least heard Napoleon coming. More please.
From: alynwa Date: 12/14/2010
Wonderful! I hope you come back to this to tell more of this story.
From: Kt Date: 08/11/2010
This is so good it needs a sequel.
From: Nataliya Date: 06/30/2007
SWEET is the word, all right. Off to my hard drive it goes.
From: periwinkle Date: 05/23/2006
I just reread this today, and I wanted to tell you how sweet I find it, and how true-to-life Illya's fears and thoughts seem. It's very poetic.
From: Francis Kerst Date: 05/22/2004
Sounds very right (though I'm not sure that ambivalent sex ability is commonly expected from enforcement agents in the spying world; usually the sex entrapping is left to specialists; but that's a detail)I seldom feel credible in slash stories (even the ones I like the most) the first move driving two, a priori, straight guys to start a sexual relationship, and much less when they are partners and top professionnals...But the way you describe a depression syndrom, I can believe it (perhaps because I experienced it; I know sometimes you are ready to do anything just to feel a little alive again) and there is no need to explain Napoleon's reasons, since the text reflects Illya's ravings. I think the idea could be used in a larger story, with all the step by step progression of the change in both the partner's minds...