The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015), soulmate AU, 20k, rated M, Illya/Napoleon/Gaby
Napoleon Solo is six years old when he first asks his mother about the words on her shoulder.
She startles then reaches up, seemingly on instinct, to tug down the cap sleeve of her dress. The little black letters, flinty and faintly shimmering, like a burnt-out log from a bonfire, disappear from his view.
“Never you mind,” she mutters. Her blue eyes, a perfect reflection of Napoleon’s own, flick across the hall to the living room, where his father sits. After a moment of staring at her husband her mouth twists. Napoleon isn’t quite sure what that means.
Even to his overcurious child’s ears her tone permits nothing further on the subject.