|"The Only on Holidays Affair" by Rosemary (NC-17)
||[Dec. 23rd, 2006|05:59 pm]
Title: The Only on Holidays Affair
Category: Slash, Holiday Fic
Fandom: Man From UNCLE
Pairing: Illya Kuryakin/Napoleon Solo
Reccer's Notes: Even if you don't believe in celebrating the holidays, this fic will make you glad for them and feeling fuzzy inside. A look at the development of Illya's and Napoleon's relationship over the course of three Christmas, this story builds their friendship, partnership and eventual love believably and with romantic power. The scene where Illya sings to Napoleon in the dungeon is especially poignant. Rosemary definitely ranks high on my list of MUNCLE writers, and this may be her finest effort.
Quote: "Sounds...good..." Solo mumbled. "Know...any...Christ-mas...car-ols?"
"Just one I learned while in Paris. It's called the Coventry Carol." His deep voice strangely sweet, Illya proceeded to sing Solo the haunting melody.
In his present state, translating the French lyrics was beyond Solo, but the sound of his partner's voice washed over him, drowning out even his wretched breathing.
They must have presented quite a picture, lying there tangled together like lovers in the gloomy, medieval cell, with Illya singing him to sleep as if he were a child. Solo found the strong, clear voice oddly reassuring, lulling Napoleon like a mother's lullaby.
Almost of their own will, Solo's heavy eyelids finally sank shut. More secure in that powerful embrace than he could ever recall feeling as an adult, Napoleon gave himself over to the sleep his body so desperately needed.
Part of him knew that there was a very good chance that he might never wake up again, but he felt so safe at that moment that he didn't really care.