Title: Watching and Waiting
Summary: A good partner is always willing to wait and watch
Fandom: Man From UNCLE
Characters/Pairing : Napoleon/Illya
Prompt: Yelizaveta52 wanted something slashy for her birthday
Warnings: Heat and patience
Genre: Slash, if you want to read it that way.
Permission to archive to WWOMB: Y
Acknowledgments/Notes: My thanks to Myredk9ns for her speedy one hour Beta and to Carrot for hers as well. Cross posted to my journal
Disclaimer: MFU does not belong to me and no money was made with this.
Watching and waiting, it seemed like that was all he did. Hunkered down in a cut in the cliff face, he watched and waited. Watched for a sign of his partner and waited for his communicator to signal the completion of the mission.
The day was hot and dry, so dry he could smell it, define the faint aroma of dust. He could taste it, harsh and unrelenting on his tongue, coating his teeth with an unpleasant taste.
Brittle yellow aspen leaves rattled in the wind, clacking like bizarre castanets. Insects whirred and birds offered lusty challenges to each other, determined to define their territory no matter what. Birds were funny that way.
Even the shade was hot and unrelenting. He was sweating, but it never had a chance to form on his skin, evaporating the second it appeared.
He reached for his canteen and gave it a shake. Hearing the water slosh was reassuring, but even so, he knew he’d have to break cover at nightfall and go look for more.
And still he waited.
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