The beginning and middle of this were very good capturing the bet of the IK NS dynamic. The end was roll on the floor/ laugh out loud funny. Very very well done. A classic.
From: pippa Date: 02/02/2013
The dialogue at the end of this was so funny I was laughing out loud. Not something I ever do when reading (or very seldom at any rate). Good story. Great finish
From: ChannelD Date: 07/10/2012
I loved this. It is dense and complex, plot and counter plot, terrific dialog and spot on characterization. You created a very believable multi dimensional villain and the final escape scene was absolutely splendid. And the end, where Illya is reading the "report" had me putting my head down on the keyboard to laugh helplessly. Thank you so very much for sharing it.
From: Sandy Date: 05/02/2009
"The Unexpected Talents Affair" This is one of my all-time favorites, a totally plausible, in-character depiction of evolving subtext and inevitable intimacy. I love your Napoleon, strong, mentally facile, taking events in stride and under control. And Illya. with just the right amount of strength and vulnerability. There's none of the sloppy internal angsting over sexuality that plagues a lot of MFU slash fiction.
Thanks so much for sharing!
From: elijahwildchild Date: 05/27/2008
How could I have missed this one?! I thought I'd read everything on CGMH but this was a revelation. Interesting plot and complex and humorous interaction between the boys. The writing references amused me too. Thank you.