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Short Affair 9/11
Prompt: Coffee
Color: Crimson

Title: There You'll Be
Author: Rose of Pollux
Word Count: ~860

Summary: Even the best agent can be haunted by nightmares; fortunately, he has a partner that can help.

Gen version is available at my DreamWidth

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Sequel to The reluctant partygoer

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Appearances can be very misleading

“Mr Kuryakin is very late,” said the Old Man sternly, looking up at his delinquent agent’s partner.

“Yes, I can’t understand it sir,” said Napoleon. “He was all right last night when he went home – said he had a date.”

“A date? Mr Kuryakin?”

“Even he sometimes likes to have fun.”

Waverley snorted. “I’ll soon give him fun,” he said, and picked up his microphone.

There was no response. “Having fun, with his communicator switched off. Against all the rules,” and he snorted again. “Go and find him.”Read more... )
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Short Affair 9/4
Prompt: Clean
Color: Silver

Title: Just Desserts
Author: Rose of Pollux
Word Count: ~1000

Summary: Takes place during the second year of the partnership. When a jealous rival agent uses his father’s Section I influence to get a cushy assignment while Napoleon gets a less desirable one, Illya sees red. Napoleon, meanwhile, makes the best of it.

Gen version is available at my DreamWidth

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Short Affair challenge 4 Sept (Drive. Silver)

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Couldn’t be difficult

It was more interesting to watch the birdlife over the course. Trailing after the two men; pulling their trolleys full of clubs, one in each hand; or holding the flag while they each tried to persuade a small white ball to drop into an almost invisible hole, using entirely unsuitable instruments – it was beyond tedium.

“Hi, you’re in the way. Fore!”

“Four what?”

“Idiot Russian.”

“Leave him alone, Mr Solo. Mr Kuryakin, perhaps you’d be good enough to move a little to your left, while your partner plays his shot.”

And so it went. Hours of it. His job was to keep a weather eye out for a certain kind of bird, known to inhabit rough places and suspected of having started to nest nearby.

Once, looking up at a passing buzzard, a dark predator against the high cloud of a silver sky, he stepped back and fell into a bunker. His partner’s mirth added little to his enjoyment of the day.


The scientist in him, however, had begun to observe the mechanics of the business. Read more... )

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Illya is at home in the sea. “You saved her, she’s saved you. Done her good deed for the day. You’re quits.”

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Click on photo for AO3
Illya goes to a party and has to be rescued, by the one person in danger from him.


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Short Affair 8/28
Prompt: Bottle
Color: Orange

Title: Words of Wisdom
Author: Rose of Pollux
Word Count: ~1000

Summary: Post-series, takes place in 1973, after Napoleon and Illya’s (eventually temporary) retirement from U.N.C.L.E. Napoleon decides to give some words of wisdom to some unknown recipient via a message in a bottle. Illya just watches in fascination.

Notes: The Hustle ref at the end is courtesy of Robert’s headcanon that Napoleon and Albert are the same person.

Gen version is available at my DreamWidth

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Short Affair Challenge August 28 (Bottle. Orange)

Go away, I’m fine

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It was good to be home - small, frugal, badly furnished, but sufficient for all his needs. And he was alone. He could give in to the discomfort.

He sank down on the couch, shivering a little. The effects of the drugs Vallandros’ men had injected him with were insidious. He felt washed out and stupefied still. His partner had been reluctant to leave him – he always knew when something was wrong. He’d mother him like a baby if he were ever allowed to.

At least he knew his own name, and was starting to remember more. Memories of that incarceration were troubling. He’d rather forget. Think of something else. His partner protecting him from the blast, lifting his helpless body up towards escape, his hand pulling him up the steps. Think of something else.

He should show more gratitude. His partner never demanded thanks. Read more... )
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Title: The Beast of Broadway Affair, Act V: As the Sun Will Rise
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~4100
Author: Rose of Pollux

Summary: Illya and Gaston force each other to put their cards on the table, and Napoleon is faced with a difficult decision.

Gen version is available at ff.net.

Expanded version of an idea I tested with a couple short pieces a few weeks ago that garnered a little interest. Now complete!
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Short Affair 8/21
Prompt: Discover
Color: White

Title: A Helping Hand
Author: Rose of Pollux
Word Count: ~800

Summary: Takes place during the second year of the partnership. In which Illya looks after a wounded Napoleon–and Napoleon can’t help but be a little vain.

Gen version is available at my DreamWidth

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Short challenge Discover, White
Some kinds of ice are more dangerous than others

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The ice is very thin

The commissary was fairly full; at this time of the morning, it provided breakfast for agents arriving early and unfed, or returning from late missions (also unfed). It was a good time, therefore, to introduce a new colleague to the male talent on offer. The older men, their home lives providing not only stability but also a more relaxed and healthy breakfast, were already at work in their offices. The talent on offer, then, was worth seeing – to set the blood racing for the day – being younger, fitter, and often very good looking.Read more... )

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Apologies for going over the prescribed length. That's where it went...
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Title: The Beast of Broadway Affair, Act IV: Learning You Were Wrong
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~2100
Author: Rose of Pollux

Summary: As Napoleon makes another desperate decision, Illya uncovers the next phase of Gaston’s plan, but he may already be too late.

Gen version is available at ff.net.

Expanded version of an idea I tested with a couple short pieces a few weeks ago that garnered a little interest.
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Short Affair 8/14
Prompt: Formal
Color: Green

Title: Stakeout
Author: Rose of Pollux
Word Count: ~820

Summary: Takes place during the second year of the partnership. In which the "Ice Prince" discovers that he is not immune from loneliness. Thankfully, Napoleon is here to help.

Gen version is available at my DreamWidth

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“Short Affair” Challenge. August 14 2017. (Routine, green)


You want what?


His partner hadn’t been gone long, but he was already feeling uneasy. It was a simple affair, really. The trouble was, the volume wasn’t kept on the open shelves of a library for the simple reason that it would be in tatters within hours. It would have to be obtained by special request, to be retrieved by some specially trusted minion with a key, from a locked store in the basement containing unsavoury, fragile, or otherwise embargoed books. Mind, it wasn’t a book many people were likely to actually ask for, unless they were peculiarly uncaring about being overheard. That was why the microdot had been put there in the first place, so it should be safe enough and easy to find.


Read more... )
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Title: The Beast of Broadway Affair, Act III: Neither One Prepared
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~2200
Author: Rose of Pollux

Summary: Napoleon and Illya go Midtown to find out more about what Napoleon has been up to during his transformations, but a surprise attack from THRUSH causes Napoleon to change once again.

Gen version is available at ff.net.

Expanded version of an idea I tested with a couple short pieces a few weeks ago that garnered a little interest.
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Short Affair 8/7
Prompt: Musical
Color: Brown

Title: A Man is a Bird
Author: Rose of Pollux
Word Count: ~940

Summary: In which having to go undercover in yet another musical production results in the shoe being on the other foot–Napoleon is the unwilling performer this time, and Illya is going to enjoy every second of it.

Available at my DreamWidth

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What’s wrong with it?

“That colour really doesn’t suit you, chum,” his partner grumbled, “I don’t think you do my image any good. I’ll have to walk a pace behind you.”

“As is right and proper, my friend. Anyway, what’s wrong with it?”

“You’re blond, you’ve got blue eyes. You should wear grey or black – but not that.”

“I have a burgundy one, will that do?”
Read more... )

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