“Everyone has their first date… and the object is to hide your flaws. And then you’re in a relationship and it’s all about hiding your disappointment. Then once you’re married it’s about hiding your sins.” (A Spy in the House of Love | 04.10.09)
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]
prompt: could our bbys please work together on something? please?
14. cover your losses: Killian and Emma are forced to work together to get out of a bit of a conundrum.
It doesn’t surprise him anymore when their paths cross on jobs. After all, there are only so many people in the world with prices on their heads.
Scratch that. There are only so many people in the world with unscrupulous enemies willing to generously fund their foes’ early demise. Technically, there are lots of people with prices on their heads (you’d be surprised), just not a lot of people with generous benefactors. And if it doesn’t pay, it’s not worth the effort.
Either way, it would be difficult not to be running the same jobs in a career like theirs.
Granted, it’s slowly becoming less about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and more about the chase, the thrill of racing her to pull the trigger, competing against someone infinitely worthy of his time just to make the kill. Their entire relationship is a blood sport.