|Reviews for Partners Revisited|
| YumYumPM chapter 2 . 7/29/2013
Wow! Talk about action and adventure. I know this story is not new, but I really want to see what happens when April and Napoleon have their meeting. Will April say something to tick Illya off? Or for that matter Mark? How will Napoleon react. A new chapter would be wonderful.
| YumYumPM chapter 1 . 7/29/2013
I forgot to say how much I enjoyed Mark's part in Partners. In this story his trying to keep April in line is adorable. Does he know more about Napoleon and Illya's relationship then April? I wonder if April has no clue as to all the hoops Napoleon had to jump just to keep Illya in U.N.C.L.E. Looking forward to the next part.
| Goldleaf83 chapter 2 . 10/2/2011
Given the dates on this story, and what I see of your more recent work on your author page, I suspect you aren't going to finish this one. Nonetheless, it's a wonderful start, and a treat to see Illya and Napoleon working out their relationship in the context of their new jobs, post-"Partners." I've never seen "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." so I really have no sense of Dancer and Slate as characters from the original series, though I liked the look at them you gave us in Chapter 1, with its implicit comparison/contrast to Solo and Kuryakin both in terms of personalities and career phases. Even if you never take this story further, you've created a nuanced (if incomplete) portrait of Napoleon and Illya's new life, and I appreciate getting that view of them.
| Avery1 chapter 2 . 10/4/2010
Wonderful. Please tell me you are writing additional chapters.
| LaH Carabele chapter 2 . 9/27/2009
Tautly written story. I absolutely loved PARTNERS and this is such a good follow-up to that tale. I also love that Napoleon was carrying a weapon (and efficiently and unhesitantly used it) his security team didn't know about. So Napoleon! Definitely a man of action to his toes still.
I have to admit I also like that April Dancer came off so unlikeable in this story. [chuckle] I hate that character with a passion, and seeing her brash and overly hungry to climb the ladder of U.N.C.L.E. just tickled me. (And I also loved Slate realizing that April would never be in Napoleon's or Illya's class.) However, I don't see April as at all like Napoleon because Solo always had that inner sense of idealism (and that's displayed in this story too, with his determination to get more signatories for U.N.C.L.E., even from nations not part of the U.N.). I don't see April as ever having that. She always struck me somehow as being an U.N.C.L.E. agent strictly for the thrill.
| Judith V chapter 2 . 11/28/2008
Good story, so far as it goes.
| Betsy Darken chapter 1 . 6/18/2007
This was spot on, as always. It is very interesting to hear Mark and April comment on Illya and Napoleon. I give it a 95%.
You lost a few points for the paragraph toward the end, where April is explaining to Mark why she feels sorry for Napoleon. There is a bit of confusion about who she is referring to. I would've thought Napoleon, but the next few lines made me think she meant Illya. Maybe she did, and Mark didn't catch on? Even so, too confusing.
You're a great writer. I believed I'd bought and read everything you'd written until I came across this one. As I think you yourself remarked once, you're almost the only gen writer who's into the relationship and the danger and UNCLE. In fact you're almost the only writer, gen or slash, who's into all three. Please write some more stories! I hope there are ALWAYS stories inside you somewhere. I sometimes get so desperate for a story I'm reduced to reading action stories or stories that become pornographic or stories full of grammatical mistakes or fluffy nonsense or... well, you get the picture.
| lizerrr chapter 2 . 3/13/2007
You are just a wonderful storyteller, just wonderful. One of the big things that drives a good story is when it is evident that the writer loves the characters. Heart flows through this text. Also, I should have mentioned about how much I enjoyed and appreciated seeing these two old friends acknowledge the love they had for each other in the last Partners fic. It was gracefully done and flowed beautifully to the payoff of soft moment. (And funny too)
Soft but genuine and it is so wonderful to see two men love each. Love is a healing bond in whatever form and being around each other makes them better people. There is that tough sitch for guys when they admit to loving their male friends. Even now, ironicly, in years past; if a guy revealed love, there was an issue of loss of masculinity and now a-days it has gone the other way to mean ONLY a homosexual relationship and takes the radical extremity for expression. Your story is fresh and brave and loves these characters enough to let them love each other without blinking and all done in a way that feels real.
Also, if guys would only practice a little more on loving their buddies and admitting to it as they grow up...maybe they would approach women with more courage.
| trecebo chapter 2 . 7/13/2006
Had to read both chappies befor comment. Again, very excellent. And it left me wanting more. Do you have more? I am insatiable, but then my kids are like, are you going to ever leave that chair and breathe? What can I say? When I find a good author, I stay with it till I read all I can stand.
| Enfleurage chapter 2 . 4/6/2006
I can't believe this story doesn't have more reviews. This is, hands down, the best fanfiction I've read on this site, and I've read quite a bit. Your writing deserves every Fan-Q received and more.
I think you've captured the partnership between two very different men and the realities of the Intelligence game in a way few others have done.
It's hard to pick out any particular favorite item because they are so many but I'd say that my favorite thing in your stories is that both Solo and Kuryakin are so humanly flawed, each with some degree of selfishness or irritation that makes them more fully realized as a character.
Oh, and I love the pokes at the slash pairings. Very funny, very well done.
| CraneH50fan chapter 2 . 11/18/2005
Please continue this story. I see youve been working on TOS and I will get to them. However a good M f U.N.C.L.E. is rarer still.
| Debbie chapter 2 . 11/3/2005
Love this story, it is so well written, I can not find fault with it and you have the characters of Illya and Napoleon spot on. Can not wait for the next chapter...thank you.
| Pathfindr chapter 1 . 7/30/2005
Hurry up and get another chapter out. This is one of my favorite stories. I read it first on MFU archives but this is so cool. Please get another one going. I really like it. Put april in her place as well. Just one good laugh at her expense is all I ask. I like her but it is just so good.
| Sandy chapter 1 . 7/16/2005
I'm glad to see you've got another wonderful chapter up so soon! Dare I hope another will follow with equal swiftness? ;-)