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March 18th, 2011
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Fic - It Started With a Kiss, Alex Rider, Alex/Yassen.
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Author: DorsetGirl
Fandom: Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz
Pairing: Alex/Yassen
Rating: No Warnings Required
Word Count: 700 words approx
A/N: Yassen faces a painful truth.



It Started With a Kiss


“You will need to explain yourself, Gregorovich. Are you telling me that – “

“It started with a kiss,” Yassen said blandly, ignoring the surprised splutter from across the desk. "These things normally do, although I imagine you wouldn’t know too much about that.”

Alan Blunt stared at him. “Mr Gregorovich, we don’t have much time. We cannot expect these people to wait forever. They have demanded our reply by tomorrow morning and you’re talking about – kissing. My operative is nineteen, Gregorovich and he –

“ – and he has been mine since he was eighteen. In fact, I could have had him when he was sixteen, but in my country we do not – “

Had him? I hope you don’t mean – I really don’t think Alex is – well, that’s neither here nor there, but – you! Of all people! You were sent to kill him on at least one occasion.”

Yassen looked down at his hands. “Many a lasting relationship has started at work, Mr Blunt. Wouldn’t you agree, Mrs Jones?”

Startled, she looked up, avoiding Blunt’s eyes, but did not reply.

“The point is, Alex does not belong to MI6, Mr Blunt. He is mine. Mine to find, mine to rescue and mine to – grieve over, should things go wrong.” He fell silent for a moment, looking over Blunt’s head at the map on the wall behind. He continued, quietly.

“But things will not go wrong. You will send me the man called Wolf, and we will plan the operation together. We will bring back – “ he hesitated over the words - “Alex and his comrades, and we will see to it that Sbrijke– ceases to function. And then you will never see either of us again.”

Alan Blunt stirred. “Just a minute, Gregorovich. We have invested a lot of time and money in Alex Rider. He is our best agent. You can’t just – “

Yassen interrupted him coldly.

“I can, Mr Blunt, and I will. Although you have never paid Alex what he is worth, many people have found my services over the years worth very large amounts of money indeed. I’m sure you’re aware that I can afford to keep Alex for the rest of his life in whatever style he chooses. He will have no need of MI6 after he is safe.”

Mr Blunt simply looked at him for several minutes. Eventually, he nodded to Mrs Jones, who popped the inevitable sweet into her mouth as Blunt came to his decision.

“Have Wolf called in.”

She stood up and left the room as Mr Blunt turned back to Yassen.

“You take a lot upon yourself, Gregorovich. We will provide the support you require. But ask yourself this: you’ve led a successful and difficult life, and it’s understandable you should be thinking about retirement before it’s too late. Even the best of us can make mistakes as we get older. But Alex! That young man has so much potential - he’s barely scratched the surface of what he is capable of!”

Yassen shifted slightly in his seat but did not speak.

Blunt continued, relentlessly. “Do you really think he’s ready for a life in obscurity? Tied to an ageing lover who wants to keep him locked away from everything he has known?”

The silence in the room was absolute. After a long time, Yassen stood up, his eyes bleak, and turned towards the window.

“I cannot know the answer to that. I must hope that– that he - ” He stopped for a moment, breathing in slowly as if it hurt him to move. He looked down at the bustle of London far below as he reached for the words.

“I only know I should not want to continue my work, or my life, without Alex at my side.”

The door opened and he walked towards it, passing Wolf on his way in. Yassen looked back at Blunt for a moment. The steel was still in his eyes, but some of the composure was gone. He looked ten years older than when he had walked in.

“First, we will bring Alex back. And then – I will wait, and he will decide.”

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From:dorsetgirl
Date:March 18th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I'm still feeling my way with these two, but this just came to me this afternoon and I had to write it.

As for how I got into this pairing - the amazing halotolerant was inspired by suzie_shooter to write a little Alex/Yassen, and I've recently been reading all of suzie_shooter's A/Y fic. Let's just put it this way, there's more than enough in the books of Yassen being unexpectedly gentle with Alex that I found no difficulty in taking the pairing on board. In Eagle Strike Yassen actually tells Alex that he loves him!

And while I don't remember it myself, I have been told the last ten minutes of the film - on the roof - are very slashy indeed. Well worth a look, I would think. I'm hoping to get time this evening to search for a good-quality clip on YouTube to make icons from!

Thank you for commenting!
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:March 18th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Just remembered - you might not have seen the other fic I posted recently for this pairing, because I had it temporarily friends-locked (not sure I want kiddies arriving here via Google!). Anyway, it's open now, and I've friended you.
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From:suzie_shooter
Date:March 21st, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Wheeee more fic! I really hope you continue writing these two!
*pets poor Yassen*
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:March 22nd, 2011 10:11 am (UTC)
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Thank you! I er, may have a wank!fic nearly finished, and a sequel to the above roughly planned out...

Any recs for good pics or screencaps? I think I ought to have some icons!
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From:suzie_shooter
Date:March 22nd, 2011 10:31 am (UTC)
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\o/

There's random pictures in my Alex folder (along with god knows what else) if they help? Or I think there's an icon tag on that Y/A comm link or there's pettyfer_stills which has some nice ones.
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:March 22nd, 2011 11:04 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the link! I've ganked a few to play with later on, including that smexy one of Damian sprawled on the floor. I already had a smaller version of that one, but bigger is better, right? (Er, yeah, I suddenly fancy him now - and he has the advantage of not being worryingly close to my own kids in age...)

And I'll have a look at the comm links later on and see what I can find there.
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From:suzie_shooter
Date:March 22nd, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
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haha see I didn't fancy Damian at first either. He sort of sneaks up on you. (there's a Damian folder as well I think, if you want others)

oh, and I just added another A/Y ficlet to my memories, which wasn't on there before. although it's a bit - daft... XD

ETA: 100 Alex icons here:
http://community.livejournal.com/akka_graphics/23817.html

Edited at 2011-03-22 11:52 (UTC)
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From:ranilos
Date:September 25th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Omg, I have a thing for Y/A written from outside point of view, or have them interacting with other characters (like Blunt, Jack, Tom, Sabina etc.) and I might have squeed aloud when I found this. ♥

I loved, loved Yassen in here. And my heart broke a little for him in the end. omg baby of course Alex is happy with you, don't doubt that!

Thanks for sharing! I hope you write more in this fandom! :)
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From:dorsetgirl
Date:September 26th, 2013 12:51 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for reading and commenting! (I'd forgotten how great it is to get comments - I really must get back to writing). I'm still very keen on Yassen/Alex but I just don't seem to be in a writing phase at the moment.

Obviously I don't believe for a moment that Alex wouldn't be happy, that's just Blunt being a shitbag. I did start an Alex pov companion piece for this, but it was getting too long and plotty and now I can't find the notes and can't remember what it was going to be about *sadface*
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From:ranilos
Date:September 26th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Nooh, you can't tell me things like that! XD A could-have-been plotty Alex pov companion piece to this OMG.. *__*

Here's to hoping you'll get your writing feels back! ♥♥♥

Hahaa, I love Blunt being a shitbag. He's just one of those characters you love to hate (at least I do!).
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