Ryan-Benjamin

Undercover Agents [AU] (Part Four)

Taylor’s P.O.V

It’s been six years since I left the FBI and Karlie decided to follow me a few years later. Life is definitely more boring now than what it used to. The life that Karlie and I lived while operating undercover certainly changed after our undercover mission as a married same sex couple and now that we are married for real things are different because now instead of chasing bad guys I spend my days looking after mine and Karlie’s newest addition to our family, little miss Harper May Kloss. She’s the absolute apple of our eyes and we spend more time at night getting lost in her little blue eyes than we ever have doing anything else in the world. When I’m not busy with feeding and changing Harper I’m busy chasing our two year old son Benjamin Ryan Kloss around the house. He’s a little terror sometimes and I totally understand now when they say that all kids go through a phase known as the ‘Terrible Twos’ because he can be a nightmare some days and an absolute gem other days. He’s a lot more like Karlie than Karlie would ever care to acknowledge and even though she spends lots of time with him trying to get his enthusiasm levels down it’s hard to keep him at a happy medium during the day because usually all he wants is Karlie. “Taylor, where are you the babysitter is here.” I look down at Harper in my arms who is looking at me with her brilliant blue eyes. “Listen to your mama shouting at me baby girl. Who would have thought she’d shout at me when I’m ready and she’s not. Huh?” I whisper rocking Harper as I walk out of the bedroom and down the hall towards Karlie and Ben in the kitchen, Karlie is talking to Julie, our built in babysitter who lives across the street from us and is my old boss Troy James’ step-daughter. I walk into the room with Harper and Karlie turns around and instantly stops speaking so loudly and comes over towards me and coos down at baby Harper as Julie looks on while helping Ben with his chicken nuggets. “Hi baby girl, how is she?” Karlie questions as I look at our baby and say, “She’s an absolute angel as always, hopefully she’ll behave for Julie tonight.” I state as Karlie laughs, “you’ve got to be kidding me. With you as her mommy she’ll always be well behaved, you know it and I know it. Julie back me up here,” I state looking at Julie as she smirks over Ben’s head and nods at me. “Karlie is right on this one,” I sigh as Julie comes over and I hand Harper over to her. Julie smiles at Harper and I laugh as Harper reaches out a hand and swipes at her. “Look she likes you,” I state making Julie smile. “I know, I’m lovely.” We laugh and quickly leave after pressing multiple kisses to both Ben and Harpers heads before we leave for our night out at an FBI agents night for Karlie’s job.

 

Karlie’s P.O.V

It’s been more than three years since Taylor decided to leave the FBI and in that time our relationship has gotten even stronger and we’ve gotten married. It didn’t take long once Taylor left doing undercover missions for me to also leave them because I didn’t want to do them without Taylor, I didn’t want to be partnered with a man or a woman who wasn’t the person that I loved. Now that we have Benjamin and Harper it’s so nice to come home and it makes me wonder where I go to from here but now being thirty three years old I’ve been with the FBI for ten years and even now I’m only a desk agent and I’m still loving it. Tonight I have my main woman on my arm as we attend a party for Troy James, everyone in the bureau is going to be attending both current agents and prior agents like Taylor is. So tonight we hired Julie to babysit our kids so we could attend a night out and have fun like we used to when we first met.

As we step out of our car at the function at a local ballroom that had been rented by the agency I smile at Taylor. She’s so busy fixing her hair and trying to make her curls stay in place but she has no idea how beautiful she really is. Her eyes shine brighter than ever in her bright turquoise dress, from a distance it looks like a tube top and a long skirt combination but it’s actually connected by skin coloured mesh and is a full dress. She wears no accessories except for her wedding and engagement ring. I walk up behind her and hug her tight, “god you look incredible tonight.” She turns in my hands and faces me, “you are amazing Karlie. I love you so much.” Taylor states pressing a light, gentle kiss to my lips as she smiles at me. I smile and hold out my arm and she attaches herself to it. The rest of the night we celebrate like we are teenagers again, we drink and kiss and spend time with friends that we haven’t seen in years and now all of a sudden we are the best of friends, I know that by Monday morning everyone will be back to their stuck up attitudes and office talk but at least for tonight we get to have a social night before Taylor goes back to being a stay at home mom and I go back to being a desk agent.

Hours later I drive into the garage and support Taylor as she stumbles into my body, I tremble but hold her steady and as we enter into the kitchen through the internal door and I spot Julie feeding Harper a bottle, I nod at her and she knows that I’ll be back down to pay her and watch her get home safe despite her only being across the road. “Come on baby,” I whisper helping Taylor down the hall, past Benjamin’s room and the nursery we designed for Harper. I help Taylor into the room and strip her out of her dress before redressing her in her favourite pair of cat pyjama’s before I head back to Julie and Harper, I take Harper into my arms and she fumbles and fusses for a bit before settling down and then as I walk Julie to the door and watch her get home safe I wave to Troy and his wife Sophia who are just returning home too. It’s sometimes weird to live across the street from my boss but at the same time it’s nice to know that there is an FBI director across the road from me and from my family. Locking the door as I come back in I cuddle Harper and walk to her nursery, settling myself into her rocking chair that Taylor usually uses to nurse I rock her until she falls asleep and as I lie her in the crib and walk to the door I smile at her, she’s one of the best things that we’ve ever done and with Benjamin it’s like a double blessing. I’m honoured to be a parent especially to the two of them because they are simply the best things I’ve ever had happen to me and the same with Taylor, she’s one of my favourite people on this earth and I’m so pleased that I managed to get her to marry me, despite using the engagement re-enactment that we used on Taylor’s last undercover mission with me when we faked our marriage. It’s so nice to think that despite having one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet both Taylor and I were able to create a life afterwards and have a family.

We both love, love, love Christmas. After three years of being together we wanted to spend Christmas together in St. Louis so we flew there on Christmas day. That night Karlie suggested that we take a picture on the balcony of her parent’s house and so I gave my phone to her sister Kristine. Karlie wrapped her arms around me and as she opened them in front of me there in the middle of her gloved palm was the engagement ring. She whispered into my ear, “will you marry me?” I burst into tears and said yes and Kristine managed to video the whole thing for us because I couldn’t tell it being so emotional after it happened.’

 

The end.
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DC Announces Pre-Wonder Woman Odyssey of the Amazons Comic

The Odyssey of the Amazons #1 is a brand-new miniseries set in the world of Wonder Woman from writer and actor Kevin Grevioux (New Warriors, Underworld) and artist Ryan Benjamin (BATMAN BEYOND). Years before the birth of Princess Diana, a group of Amazons set out on a globe-spanning quest to find others of their kind, encountering legendary creatures and beings along the way. 

But their journey soon turns into a rescue mission as two of their own are captured by the legendary Storm Giants of Norse mythology. It’s up to their leader, the stalwart Hessia, to keep them together through the many trials that lie ahead…” 

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Shades of Ten

David Tennant in costume as the Tenth Doctor wearing his own sunglasses
(…the Doctor’s sunglasses look different than David’s)

Excerpt from DWM 408 by Benjamin Cook (during Planet of the Dead filming)

[…] David is more focused on his shades.  “I’ve had my sunglasses on again,” he tells make-up man Steve Smith.  The specs leave a slight mark on the bridge of his nose, requiring a retouch.

“Not again!” sighs Steve.

“Well, it’s bright,” David grins, “and I look cool in them.”

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