Pretty Lies (3/?)
Summary: John Edwards and Rose Tyler are both top level operatives for the same espionage organization and have been designated partners for an imminent mission. They’re both more than qualified for the job, the only problem is they in no way want to work with each other. (Eight/Rose Spy AU)
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2563
AN: This is my continued offering for @dwsecretsanta The absolutely lovely @dearkuryakin is the one who requested this and is endlessly patient with my non-existent update schedule. I hope you like this, love and sorry for taking so long!
AN #2: Rose is wearing this dress once she changes clothes in the chapter, so you see why John was doomed as soon as he saw her.
“Okay, so we’ve been together for two months. Met at a party being thrown by one of your London contacts,” Rose confirmed, repeating the details they’d decided on. She and John were on a plane on their way to the mission. John’s cover included a private jet so they were at least comfortable and able to discuss their mission while en route.
“Yes. I’d just broken up with Jessica, which was Lucie’s cover, and was on the rebound. We met, hit it off and started seeing each other.”
“Great, I’m your rebound relationship, how appropriate,” Rose drawled, rolling her eyes.
John huffed. “It gives us a reason to be practically inseparable. If we’re newly together still and have a relationship based on physical attraction they will expect us to not be able to keep our hands off of each other and will help our case if they ask us a personal question we don’t know the answer to.” He paused a beat. “Plus it will explain any instance of us not liking each other very much.”
“That’s true. At least the dresses they gave me should make it very easy for you to fake the physical attraction,” Rose commented, looking back down at her notes.