Holy cow. This was just incredible. What a mastery of inner worlds, what a mastery of dialog, what a mastery of things unspoken. Without the tedium of a long backstory you conveyed everything needed. It was just beautiful. Illya's sarcasm, Napoleon's recognition of it, the subtle and not so subtle games - I gobbled it in one long gulp and now plan to return to it, to savor it slowly. Thank you so much for sharing this. Oh. Did I say it was also hot? Very very hot. It is the blend of skill, characterization, dialog and heat that makes the best slash - and this is the best slash - such a joy.
From: chloe Date: 11/20/2010
wow i loved this
From: lgvu Date: 07/07/2010
Ho is it I have never read this before? Really enjoyable, loved the snarky Illya comments and such a sweet ending.
From: Sabine Griffin Date: 01/17/2009
I was never good at writing comments. But I sincerely love this story. Silly Napoleon, with his botched attempts of mastery, and snakry Illya, with his sarcastic rejoinders. Love!
From: nataliya Date: 02/05/2006
This made me melt. The first line certainly gets one's attention. Hot and beautiful, beautiful and hot. What a master you are, Miss T!
How long has this story been here? I'm going to have to check in at C&GM more often.
From: Viviana Date: 11/11/2005
What a sweet, smart story! Enjoyed the witty and natural dialogue.