I just loved this. And I don't think you show an anti-Illya bias at all. You show his vulnerability as clearly as Napoleon's, and so cleverly, and so well. You said so much in this sweet little tale. Thank you so much for sharing it.
From: Neon Date: 05/01/2010
Careful, Caroline, your anti-Illya bias is showing.
From: CarolineElizabeth Date: 09/05/2009
Illya can be a cold fish......I guess that's why he gets the title of the Ice Prince eh?
I'm glad that Napoleon can put up with Illya's coldness and constant mocking....his need to always have the last word and his belief that he is somehow the better man than Solo. So sad and pitiful.
You've listed all of Napoleon's perceived faults (in Illya's eyes)--- does Illya not have any faults?
A sad story indeed.
From: Sabine Griffin Date: 01/11/2009
This is quite lovely. Your representation of love really hits the nail on the head. You don't plan for it, don't know it's there until it hits you, under the Caribbean moon.
From: Ghostie Date: 09/25/2004
This line gets me every time:
"He didn't say anything in response. Not a word. Didn't act wounded. Didn't make a face. Instead, he smiled a little wanly, self-deprecatingly, inclined his head in a kind of bow."
*sniff* I can see him doing this so clearly. Illya can be biting when he wants to be, can't he? But a happy ending, yay! I loved this even more the second time around. :)