Great story, very plausible and the characters are true to canon and my memory! Love this as a starter to the series and would love to read more.
From: Sophiegirl Date: 08/30/2014
I Whole-heartedly agree with all the above comments. But personally I can do without it being slashy. I loved Illya's character. Totally edible.
From: Anna Date: 04/10/2014
What a great read! I loved both your Napoleon and your Illya; their personalities were rendered and contrasted beautifully. Even knowing the conclusion in advance (of *course* they're going to become an epic team!), I was tense throughout; each little miscommunication was heart wrenching, each little moment of understanding even more so. I particularly loved Napoleon's indignant speech after Illya gets shot; it's always nice to see Napoleon's really serious passion--for the job, and for his friends--shine through. Thanks so much for writing and sharing :)
From: lindafishes8 Date: 02/24/2014
I found your story two months ago and tagged it for a weekend read. So I read it this past weekend and I just wanted to tell you how great I think it is!!! It was quite believable. There are many stories in MFU that are about how Illya and Napoleon met and become partners. Most are so sappy sweet or crude that I felt it was a waste of my time to read them. Not so with your story! Quite a refreshing change! I loved the part when Illya's boss in the Science department told Napoleon how brilliant Illya was as a scientist and that he was wasting his time at the London Headquarters! And the part where Illya chooses to shoot the THRUSH guard and risk being killed by the UNCLE agents who did not see the guard was amazing. I don't think I would have made the same choice! Thank you for a terrific read!
From: Morrolan Date: 04/17/2013
From: Kiwi Bird Date: 09/16/2010
I really enjoyed the vast majority of this. :) I liked the way Napoleon started out wrestling with his own prejudices and found himself reevaluating Illya as soon as he met him. Their initial dialogue was fabulous (especially with Illya unexpectedly taking control of the conversation), and I loved Napoleon's inspired suggestion that they pretend the glorified night light is a bullet deflector. :) And I have to say that I was surprised, in the end, by the identity of the mole. I'd thought for sure you were going to pull an Agatha Christie on us and make the mole the redheaded secretary who was about to get married (and possibly leave her post at that point). I was a bit surprised (and, initially, disappointed) that it didn't seem very slashy, but by the time I'd gotten to the final showdown, I'd decided it didn't need to be. My only real criticism is that I think you drew the end out too long. It should have ended much sooner after we discovered that Illya was going to recover. As it currently stands, it drags a bit because it seemed like you were trying to direct it in a slashy direction and having trouble. But, overall, this is definitely one of the best plotful MUNCLE fics I've ever read, so thank you very much for writing and sharing!
From: SUE Date: 07/29/2010
This is my all-time favourite MFU story. Pure excellence!
From: Clarity Scifiroots Date: 06/09/2008
I love this story so much. I'm not sure anymore how many times I've read it! This is a brilliant take on the partners' first meeting and the voices are so wonderful. I love your consistency of style and voice, the entire setup, and Napoleon's well-formed character. Your descriptions are detailed without being overly wordy. A truly enjoyable read. And I just noticed your e-mail addy and realized I've read your Harry Potter work. *g* I love when wonderful authors write in more than one fandom I know.
From: Francine Date: 03/20/2005
I agree with JanDreamer. Well writen and thoroughly captivating. And a teaser as well....will we see a sequel that develops their friendship, and more....? Thank you.
From: JanDreamer Date: 03/15/2005
Your storyweaving was exquisitely spot-on in this one, Rosemary! I kept lingering over the words and images, even while I wanted to rush ahead with the action. Thanks for sharing it on Chrome&Gunmetal; do I dare hope that a sequel is forthcoming, detailing their early partnership in NY and their developing relationship?!
From: Ghostie Date: 03/10/2005
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this intriguing mystery. The wonderful friendship (as well as all the possibilities for something more) that formed between our boys as a result was terrific! Thanks for sharing this with us. :)
From: Sue Date: 03/08/2005
Wow!This is a great story. One of the best I've read about how they might have met. The villain isspotted pretty early on but that doesn't matter because it's only one of the issues you get to really care about. A really exciting read and very nice characterisation. Thank you for sharing it. :o)