What an action packed, emotion-laden mission! You had me there at the beginning, as Solo is about to 'murderer' Kuryakin! I loved the tender ending, as they celebrate their golden anniversary, just as we are celebrating with the MFU50 MiniBang!
From: Spikesgirl58 Date: 10/11/2014
I'm so glad you participated in the mini bang and left us with such a great example of your work. It was a pleasure to be able to illo it! Thanks for a great tale!
From: Vickie Date: 10/08/2014
Lovely, just lovely. You really showed the trust they have for each other!
From: saki101 Date: 10/07/2014
A harrowing mission, with a beautiful conclusion. They deserved that golden anniversary that was against all the odds.
From: Avery11 Date: 10/06/2014
What a powerful story! The scene on deck with Napoleon, Illya and the Spanish family was absolutely terrifying. You wrung my heat out. I ached for Napoleon's inevitable choice. Brava.
From: Sparky955 Date: 10/06/2014
A wonderful story. You showed that no matter how much the boys love and are in love with other, the mission, their duty and the innocents come first. I so much enjoy your work and thank you for sharing it.
From: Nickovetch Date: 10/06/2014
Wonderful story! This read just like an episode. Well done!
From: laurose8 Date: 10/06/2014
Thank you for this most dramatic and well told mission, fully earning any 'Well done' s. For courage and brains, both Napoleon and Illya were in top form. And I loved the mother showing the courage to help. The bit about the anthrax collecters was a good touch, too.
The last paragraph was a great ending.
From: elmey Date: 10/06/2014
What a wonderful 50th Anniversary tribute! 50 missions, leading to 50 years of a good life filled with love.
I loved Illya's reaction to Napoleon's announcement that they were on their 50th Mission:
"He had frowned, as if weighing said unofficial events, determining whether to reassign them in his mental filing system as missions, instead of wherever it was he had originally slotted them."
I can see him in front of me calculating :)
The two of them deserve every minute of happiness they found in those fifty years!
From: loxleyprince Date: 10/06/2014
Oh, this is glorious! I love how tenderly IK and NS attend to each other's hurts, and how gently they express their love, once the first hot flare of passion has subsided. And I especially love how they continue to trust and love each other for the rest of their lives. :-) Brava! A wonderful story!