Corporality of Water Lilies- CH 1
[Pairing: Naploeon Solo/Illya Kuryakin]
Summary: When the CIA asks UNCLE to investigate a group of terrorist using stolen paintings as untraceable funding, Napoleon finds himself in New York City and hunting down ghosts from his past. Or, in which Napoleon Solo steals a Monet on behalf of the CIA
Cars rumbled by below and the sweet smell of flowering cherry drifted into the stairwell window as Napoleon trudged up the stairs to his fourth floor apartment. He held back a yawn, shifting the weight of his suitcase in his hand and rounded the railing for the third floor. The apartment building had an elevator, but after an unfortunate time in Prague nearly four months ago, he chose to take the stairs whenever available.
London’s weather had taken a turn towards an unusually warm April. Sweat prickled along the edge of his shirt collar where it pressed too warmly against the nape of his neck and he smoothed the lapel of his jacket, mind already falling away to how long he was going to fall asleep in his bed, a long hot shower that was decidedly not the tepid water in medical, and where he was going to dine at night. He was not about to deny himself any pleasures this week.