Tess has first-hand experience with wrongful convictions. As a child, her faulty eyewitness testimony sent an innocent man to jail. This is her secret cross to bear and she is now committed to correcting these life-changing wrongs at the CIU.
rival assassins AU: they live in a world rife with death and destruction (of which they are often the cause) - is it even possible to feel anything other than the thrill of the kill? [also available on ff.net] [cs assassins series so far]
10. all’s fair in death and war: Killian is a firm believer in recompense, stealing her mark only seems fair.
“I hate you.”
He is lounging in an armchair, crystal tumbler balanced carefully between nimble fingers, when she sweeps into the room unannounced, the fury practically radiating off of her in waves of unmitigated heat. But then, he expected her to seek him out from the second he plunged his knife into the ambassador’s plump chest. Even if he hadn’t heard her profuse swearing through his comms, he would have just known. Emma Swan is possessive at best, and when it comes to kills that she’s been working on for days: she’s practically obsessive.
“I hate you so much,” she repeats acrimoniously.
If he grins victoriously at the knife-edge of her vowels, it’s completely out of his control.
“You son of a bitch,” she snarls, “You motherfucking cheat –”