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A Rose Grows on Pollux
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Written for today’s short affair prompt at Section VII

Summary: Undercover in a Napa Valley mansion, Napoleon and Illya prepare to make contact with an informant.

Not cross-posting this as I’ll be expanding this in the future.

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Written for today’s short affair prompt at Section VII

Summary: In which Napoleon and Illya continue to escape from a gold-crazed man bent on adding Illya to his "collection" of gold.

Notes: this is a continuation of a piece I did about a year ago, and definitely an idea I want to expand on further in the future.

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Written for today’s short affair prompt at Section VII

Summary: An early days fic in which Illya is ill and Napoleon steps up with the miracle cure–soup.

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I did it–I hit the 50K word goal on November 22nd! I didn’t finish the story, but I had wanted to hit 50K by the 22nd--I was beginning to give up on that as I never seemed to catch up, but a sudden burst of inspiration got me the final push to win the NaNoWriMo challenge--and I’d like to dedicate this victory to the one who inspired this story in the first place, Robert Vaughn.

There is a lot left of this story--I’d say another 10k-15k more, but I’m going to have to take a hiatus for a while before I can finish this story; family issues are going to put me on radio silence for the next few weeks; I’ll be online very sporadically, and some days, not at all (so I can’t guarantee that I’ll keep up with my weekly short affair fics, but I’ll try my best). But that’s life, I guess… And of course, I will return to this and my MFU fics once I’m able to.

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For Robert Vaughn's birthday today

Title: The Thought that Counts
Fandom: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Main Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Status: Complete; 1/1
Rating: G
Summary: It’s 1961 and Napoleon, the youngest CEA in U.N.C.L.E. history, is turning 29. Knowing that Napoleon will be swamped with expensive gifts from those seeking to win his favor, Illya struggles to find a meaningful present for his partner. Dedicated to Robert Vaughn.

Link to Fanfiction.net: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12734061/

Will also be crossposted to tumblr.

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Written for today’s short affair prompt at Section VII; continuation of last week's.

Summary: Now it’s time to ask about Napoleon’s eyes–and Illya has stories to tell about him, too.

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Written for today’s short affair prompt at Section VII; there’ll be a part 2 next week.

Summary: Depending on who you ask in U.N.C.L.E. HQ, you’ll get a different description of Illya’s eyes; Napoleon has descriptions–and stories to go with each one.

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It’s been a year since we’ve lost you, Robert, and since that day, I’ve been wondering one thing–

How do you say goodbye to your hero? How do you say goodbye to someone who you found that you could relate to so much, to someone who never failed to put a smile on your face when you needed it most, to someone who you just love and admire so much that you feel it in your heart, to someone who brought so much light into the world and into your life?

How do you say goodbye to your hero?

You don’t.

I have learned in the last year that these things don’t stop. There are tears and there is darkness, but the relatable aspects, the smiles, and the love and admiration just don’t stop. And though the light is dimmed, you keep that light shining, just as he did when he was here. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

You don’t say goodbye to your hero, because your hero never leaves you. Your hero is still there, in your heart. Your hero is still your inspiration. A hero is immortal.

Thank you, Robert, for being my hero.

[11/22/32 – ∞]

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Written for today’s short affair prompt at Section VII.

Summary: In which Solo Luck strikes again.

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So, I had a kick of nostalgia a few days ago when I heard that Dan Green, whom I had grown up hearing on Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh DM, is working on an original audio drama series that he himself has written and done a few illustrations for. He's managed to bring together a lot of the 4kids VAs for this project--Eric Stuart is co-producer, in fact, and was the one teasing it (though Veronica Taylor was teasing it, too, in the last couple of days leading up to the real) and eventually revealed it.

It's called Crossing the G.O.D.S., and I have absolutely no clue what it's about, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to be following it, if for no other reason that I am eager to hear everyone's voices again, and I am also eager to see the kind of characters and stories that Dan has in store--he's brought to life so many memorable characters--Entei, Yugi, Atem, etc--and now he's doing that for his own characters.

And it's also reconfirmed my decision to take on NaNoWriMo this year and complete the first Lionheart and Kid book--though I'd already determined that after Robert Vaughn's passing last year; he basically inspired the thing, so I really hope it turns out well--something worthy of being dedicated to him. :)

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Title: The Jack o' the Lantern Affair
Fandom: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Main Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Supporting Characters: Alexander Waverly, Victor Marton
Characters Featured in this Chapter: Napoleon, Illya
Status: Complete; 5 chapters of 5 complete
Rating: PG13
Summary: When a struggle with THRUSH over an old book of scary lore releases the spirit of legendary trickster Stingy Jack, Jack chooses Napoleon and Illya as his adversaries and challenges them to out-trick him. But Illya wants no part of it, and Napoleon has no idea what he’s up against--and their inability to stop Jack could result in dire consequences.
In this chapter: Things come to a head as dawn draws near, but Napoleon has a few surprises in store for everyone.

Link to Fanfiction.net (chapter 5): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12680221/5/

Will also be crossposted to Section VII.

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Prompt: Final

Summary: In which the new decade of the 1970s brings major change to U.N.C.L.E. as Waverly bows out–and offers Napoleon and Illya promotions. Whether or not they’ll take them is another matter entirely.

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Written for today's Short Affair prompt and Inktober prompts

Prompt: Secret

Summary: In which one man’s secret message is another man’s cat toy.

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For the Halloween exchange

Title: Duckling
Fandom: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Main Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Supporting Characters: Nika Kuryakin (OC)
Status: Complete; 1/1
Rating: PG
Summary: As Illya looks after a fever-stricken Napoleon while on the run from THRUSH, Napoleon ponders over and converses with someone only he can see. Takes place during the second year of the partnership, in 1961.

Link to Fanfiction.net: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12704823/1/

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Title: The Jack o' the Lantern Affair
Fandom: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Main Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Supporting Characters: Alexander Waverly, Victor Marton
Characters Featured in this Chapter: Napoleon, Illya
Status: In progress; 4 chapters of 5 complete
Rating: PG13
Summary: When a struggle with THRUSH over an old book of scary lore releases the spirit of legendary trickster Stingy Jack, Jack chooses Napoleon and Illya as his adversaries and challenges them to out-trick him. But Illya wants no part of it, and Napoleon has no idea what he’s up against--and their inability to stop Jack could result in dire consequences.
In this chapter: Napoleon and Illya form a new plan, but Jack attempts to get the upper hand, resulting in Illya making a last-ditch effort to save Napoleon.

Link to Fanfiction.net (chapter 4): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12680221/4/

Will also be crossposted to Section VII.

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Prompt: Realization

Summary: In which Emory Partridge attempts to get revenge on Napoleon by kidnapping his mother–only to realize too late that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

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Prompt: Breakable

Summary: In which THRUSH apparently succeeds in driving Napoleon to quit--but Illya vows to get to the bottom of things for his partner’s sake.

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Written for today's Short Affair prompt and Inktober prompts

Prompt: Wishes

Summary: Like Napoleon, Illya was once granted three wishes by Bastet. He never found the need to use them–until now.

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Prompt: Lost

Summary: In which Illya and Napoleon have no idea where they are after a run-in with THRUSH.

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Title: The Jack o' the Lantern Affair
Fandom: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Main Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Supporting Characters: Alexander Waverly, Victor Marton
Characters Featured in this Chapter: Napoleon, Illya
Status: In progress; 3 chapters of 5 complete
Rating: PG13
Summary: When a struggle with THRUSH over an old book of scary lore releases the spirit of legendary trickster Stingy Jack, Jack chooses Napoleon and Illya as his adversaries and challenges them to out-trick him. But Illya wants no part of it, and Napoleon has no idea what he’s up against--and their inability to stop Jack could result in dire consequences.
In this chapter: As Napoleon and Illya try to get the better of Jack, a new and dangerous player enters the game.

Link to Fanfiction.net (chapter 3): https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12680221/3/

Will also be crossposted to Section VII.

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