Title: One Heart from Breaking
Genre: Man from UNCLE
Word count: 1076
Prompt - One Heart from Breaking by sparky955
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Illya Kuryakin checked his watch and made a face. Of all the things to have gone wrong. He could prevent a nuclear holocaust, prevent a country for going up in flames, but he couldn’t remember to wind his watch. Maybe it was time for a new one, one of those self-winding kind that Napoleon was so fond of.
At the thought of his partner, Illya doubled his step. He’d promised Napoleon to meet him at seven and it was half past already. Napoleon would think he’d been ditched.
Illya knew all too well what that felt like. He’d watched Napoleon silently mourn the loss of his imagined life all over again and nothing he could do or say seemed to help.
The woman was an idiot, as was her husband. Illya could not in a hundred years see what she saw in Stefan, not when compared to his partner. Napoleon was far superior. He was strong and brave. He was cunning and kind. He would lay down his life for that of an innocent for the mere price of a smile or look of happiness in return. Stefan was a coward, a liar and a cheat. He’d put Clara through hell and to whose arms does she run?
Illya had had his share of that kind of woman when he was growing up. They used men as stepstools until they either got where they wanted or what they felt they deserved. He predicted a long sad life for Clara and Stefan.( Collapse )