Illya's reaction to giving Napoleon the medal and realizing he is pleased is so sweet. Napoleon sees how much it means to him and it humbles him.
Great writing, thanks for sharing.
From: saki101 Date: 03/14/2010
This is beautiful. The point of view, the dialogue, Napoleon's reflections, the ending especially where Illya helps Napoleon see the individual effects of his actions. So well-phrased, "the empty bowls, empty bellies...empty cots." Wonderful.
From: Cynara Date: 01/21/2009
This was sweet, without pulling punches as to the stakes they play for.