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The Chillicothe Horror Affair: Act I

The Chillicothe Horror Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin, April Dancer/Mark Slate (background)
Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin, April Dancer, Mark Slate, various O/Cs
Genre: slash, h/c, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex, Lovecraftian horror tropes
Rating: Mature/PG 17

Length: 23,800

Disclaimer: I'm old, but still not old enough to be any of the creators or owners of the Man from UNCLE intellectual property. I swear, my own twisted musings are not costing those people a dime, and I won't be making a penny myself.

Summary: When UNCLE's April Dancer and Mark Slate apprehend a Thrush scientist in central Ohio who seems completely incoherent and dies suddenly while being questioned, UNCLE's best are called for. Joining bonded Sentinel/Guide pair Mark and April on the site, the four agents soon find that their case is connected to a much older and more terrible mystery. What is the horror that lies deep in the earth of Chillicothe, and how is it able to tear the two Sentinels away from their Guides?

The Anthropology graduate student who joins them, and a couple of local cavers know much that can help, but none of them can imagine the response that comes from all around, in answer to the Guides' plight.


Chapter Index

Prologue: ...his Unspeakable Name...
Act 1:...something must have brainwashed them.
Act 2: ...There's something not right here...
Act 3: ...a little bird told me.
Act 4: Your Guide has found you!
Epilogue: ...a good beginning.


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The Chillicothe Horror Affair: Prologue

The Chillicothe Horror Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin, April Dancer/Mark Slate (background)
Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin, April Dancer, Mark Slate, various O/Cs
Genre: slash, h/c, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex, Lovecraftian horror tropes
Rating: Mature/PG 17

Length: 23,800

Disclaimer: I'm old, but still not old enough to be any of the creators or owners of the Man from UNCLE intellectual property. I swear, my own twisted musings are not costing those people a dime, and I won't be making a penny myself.

Summary: When UNCLE's April Dancer and Mark Slate apprehend a Thrush scientist in central Ohio who seems completely incoherent and dies suddenly while being questioned, UNCLE's best are called for. Joining bonded Sentinel/Guide pair Mark and April on the site, the four agents soon find that their case is connected to a much older and more terrible mystery. What is the horror that lies deep in the earth of Chillicothe, and how is it able to tear the two Sentinels away from their Guides?

The Anthropology graduate student who joins them, and a couple of local cavers know much that can help, but none of them can imagine the response that comes from all around, in answer to the Guides' plight.


Chapter Index


Prologue: ...his Unspeakable Name...
Act 1:...something must have brainwashed them.
Act 2: ...There's something not right here...
Act 3: ...a little bird told me.
Act 4: Your Guide has found you!
Epilogue: ...a good beginning.



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Just as I am surprised that no one (until recently) had written a MUNCLE fanfic in the Sentinel universe, I am also surprised that no one (to my knowledge) has ever written the boys into a story with Lovecraftian elements. Well, those of you who think this sounds like a hoot need wait no more!

The Chillicothe Horror Affair will be posted here in chapters over the next week or so, but to whet your appetite, here is a little excerpt...

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"So, you're saying that a criminal organization has most likely taken over the State Pen?" Abigail said. "Well that's just typical, isn't it."

"It is for Thrush," Napoleon replied. "But that's just a means to an end. They're here looking for some kind of mind control… device or technique. So that means there's yet another passage somewhere around here that leads to…"

"The thing whose name our unfortunate Thrush scientist used to kill himself," said Mark. "Are we sure we want to find that?"

"Quiet, everyone," Illya said suddenly, before anyone could come up with an answer to Mark's question. "I think I hear something."

"Yeah, me too," said April. The others obligingly fell silent as the two Sentinels listened into the dark. Napoleon stepped forward to touch Illya's shoulder, his way of anchoring his Sentinel, allowing him to stretch his senses further.

"It's a baby!" April said after a moment. "A baby crying."

"Yes, that's what it is," Illya said. "A baby crying… it's afraid; it needs our help…"

A strange feeling came over Napoleon just then, as if some influence were, impossibly, coming between him and Illya. Never in his life had Napoleon doubted his Sentinel's senses and yet… "Are you sure, Illya? A baby? So far down in this cave?"

"I know what I'm hearing!" Illya snapped. "It's a baby… a terrified baby, come on!"

"Yes!" April agreed. "Can't you hear it too? We have to help!"

"Wait, April luv," Mark now cried. "There's something… I can't… I've lost our connection. There's something not right here."

Yes, that was it exactly, Napoleon thought. "Illya," he said urgently. "Mark's right. Something's wrong. We need to get out of here!"

"No! We need to get the baby first," Illya insisted, pulling away from Napoleon's grasp and heading towards a dark corner of the room. April moved to follow him.

Napoleon was wondering what he could do to break the spell their Sentinels seemed to be under when suddenly he, and the others in the room, really could hear something. There were footsteps coming, from the same direction that Illya and April were heading—lots of them.

"Dan, Luther," Napoleon commanded, unzipping his mud smeared coveralls to draw out his UNCLE special, loaded with sleep darts. "Get yourselves and Abigail out of here, now! We'll try to join you as soon as we can, and if we don't, go to the authorities, tell them to contact UNCLE and most important of all, don't let anybody send any more Sentinels down here!"

!!!!!

Stay tuned!

The Iron Curtain Affair: Epilogue

The Iron Curtain Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin; Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Genre: slash, h/c, BDSM, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex
Rating: Mature/PG 17


Chapter Index

Prologue: A Very dangerous game...
Act 1: Why did it have to be you?
Act 2: I won't start anything if you don't.
Act 3: Good Morning sisters!
Act 4: They call him... KIng of Šumava.
Epilogue: ...unfinished business."


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The Iron Curtain Affair: Act 4

The Iron Curtain Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin; Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Genre: slash, h/c, BDSM, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex
Rating: Mature/PG 17


Chapter Index
Prologue: A Very dangerous game...
Act 1: Why did it have to be you?
Act 2: I won't start anything if you don't.
Act 3: Good Morning sisters!
Act 4: They call him... KIng of Šumava.
Epilogue: ...unfinished business."



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The Iron Curtain Affair: Act 3

The Iron Curtain Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin; Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Genre: slash, h/c, BDSM, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex
Rating: Mature/PG 17


Chapter Index

Prologue: A Very dangerous game...
Act 1: Why did it have to be you?
Act 2: I won't start anything if you don't.
Act 3: Good Morning sisters!
Act 4: They call him... KIng of Šumava.
Epilogue: ...unfinished business.



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The Iron Curtain Affair: Act 2

The Iron Curtain Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin; Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Genre: slash, h/c, BDSM, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex
Rating: Mature/PG 17


Chapter Index
Prologue: A Very dangerous game...
Act 1: Why did it have to be you?
Act 2: I won't start anything if you don't.
Act 3: Good Morning sisters!
Act 4: They call him... KIng of Šumava.
Epilogue: ...unfinished business.



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The Iron Curtain Affair: Act 1

The Iron Curtain Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin; Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Genre: slash, h/c, BDSM, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex
Rating: Mature/PG 17


Chapter Index

Prologue: A Very dangerous game...
Act 1: Why did it have to be you?
Act 2: I won't start anything if you don't.
Act 3: Good Morning sisters!
Act 4: They call him... KIng of Šumava.
Epilogue: ...unfinished business.



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The Iron Curtain Affair: Prologue

The Iron Curtain Affair

-a Man from UNCLE slash fanfic by Taylor Dancinghands

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin; Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin
Genre: slash, h/c, A/U: Sentinels and Guides, Sentinels are a known institution
Warnings: explicit m/m sex
Rating: Mature/PG 17

Length: 24,238

Disclaimer: I'm old, but still not old enough to be any of the creators or owners of the Man from UNCLE intellectual property. I swear, my own twisted musings are not costing those people a dime, and I won't be making a penny myself.

Summary: Rising young UNCLE agent and unbonded Guide Napoleon Solo affects a laissez-faire attitude about it, but he is beginning to wonder if he will find ever his Sentinel. Unbonded Sentinel and ex-KGB golden boy Illya Kuryakin has always been encouraged to think of a Guide as unnecessary for a Sentinel who possesses the control, as he does, to keep the zone-outs at bay. Sparks fly when the two are brought together for a diplomatically sensitive mission on the mountainous border between West Germany and Czechoslovakia, where Eastern and Western powers, smugglers, and very land itself present lethal hazards.



Pronunciation notes for the Czech words:
Jáchymov =Yachimov (ch as in the Scottish 'loch')
Jelinek =Yelinek
Šumava =Shumava

Chapter Index

Prologue: A Very dangerous game...
Act 1: Why did it have to be you?
Act 2: I won't start anything if you don't.
Act 3: Good Morning sisters!
Act 4: They call him... KIng of Šumava.
Epilogue: ...unfinished business.
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The Iron Curtain Affair



-a Man from UNCLE/Sentinel AU crossover slash fanfic
by Taylor Dancinghands

Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin

Pairing: Napoleon Solo/Illya Kuryakin

Genre: slash, h/c, action adventure, freely interpreted and fannon based elements from the TV show, 'The Sentinel',

Sentinels are known type a/u

Warnings: Depiction of m/m romance and sex, some violence

Rating: T for Teen or PG-13, for m/m romance and implied sex

Word count: 24,230

Summary:Rising young UNCLE agent and unbonded Guide Napoleon Solo affects a laissez-faire attitude about it, but he is beginning to wonder if he will find ever his Sentinel. Unbonded Sentinel and ex-KGB golden boy Illya Kuryakin has always been encouraged to think of a Guide as unnecessary for a Sentinel who possesses the control, as he does, to keep the zone-outs at bay. Sparks fly when the two are brought together for a diplomatically sensitive mission on the mountainous border between West Germany and Czechoslovakia, where Eastern and Western powers, smugglers, and very land itself present lethal hazards.

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Look! Yet another well worn fannish A/U which no one has applied to Man from UNCLE yet! (In fact, Macx on Ao3 has recently completed a fine movie-verse/Sentinel story [Stuck in Reverse] but so far as I know, no one has done it with our beloved originals). As with all 'Sentinels are a known institution' type 'verse, the setting here is around 75% fannon and 20% canon and 5% made up entirely by me.

If I follow previous patterns, a sequel in this universe will probably follow. After that, I really have no idea. Dark fantasy? Steampunk? One a/u, I can let you know right now, which I will not be exploring with the boys is any kind of Alpha/omega thing. That one inevitably squicks for me, so I shall not be going there.

In the mean time, here is a teaser:

Napoleon was on the very cusp of his desperate lunge into action when, without warning, there came a splintering crash at the door. It came with such force and suddenness that one of the two goons standing there was down and out by the time he or anyone else figured out what had happened. While Napoleon was keenly interested in knowing who had caused this disruption and why, he also saw a fleeting opportunity to make his gun grabbing move with a much higher chance of success.

Napoleon lunged, just as the thug made his own move to draw his gun and shoot at the intruder. The result was that the gun was knocked out of the thug's grasp and sent skittering across the floor, just as the intruder was putting the second door guard's head through the plate glass window at the front of the cafe. Hands free, the intruder now drew his own gun, and that was when Napoleon recognized him.

There is a certain spareness of style which Napoleon had long come to recognize in agents trained by the KGB. This was what he noticed before he caught the blonde hair or the broad, Slavic cheekbones, but taken all together, they clearly made this surprise rescuer to be Agent Illya Kuryakin, who he'd only just met this afternoon. Before Napoleon even had time to wonder what bizarre coincidence had resulted in Kuryakin's being here, at this particular moment, however, the Sentinel looked out across the room, his eyes finding Napoleons' and locking them into his gaze.

It was like being struck by lightning, or burned by cold fire. The cold fire was in Kuryakin's icy blue gaze, and the bolt that struck was the sudden and irrefutable knowledge that this man was his Sentinel and Napoleon was his Guide. It took the wind out of him, like a body blow, and left both Napoleon and Kuryakin paralyzed for a split second. In that second Napoleon heard Angelique scream in denial, saw her pick up the collar that her thug had dropped, and lunge toward Napoleon.

Wrenching himself into motion, Napoleon threw himself sideways, away from the frustrated Thrush Sentinel, and heard the crack of a bullet striking the collar's power supply. A bright, scorching flash signalled its demise as Napoleon made a grab for the previously dropped gun, still on the floor not far from where he'd landed. Angelique's thug leapt after him, and then the two of them grappled for it on the floor.

Even as he struggled to keep his larger and stronger opponent from getting him in a chokehold, Napoleon became aware, somehow, that Kuryakin was covering them, and that if he managed to put a little distance between himself and his opponent, the Sentinel would take him out. Abandoning the gun, Napoleon got a knee into the thug's crotch and then rolled away. A split second later Kuryakin's gun spoke and the thug fell still, an UNCLE sleep dart square in his solar plexus.

Glancing around the shambles of the cafe, Napoleon saw that he and Kuryakin were now alone, save for the unmoving bodies of four or five Thrush goons. Angelique, it seemed, had chosen discretion as the better part of valor. Napoleon rose and dusted himself off, seeing as the coast was clear, but he was no sooner upright than Kuryakin was before him, a grabbing his lapels and jerking him forward to meet him eye to eye.

"You!" he exclaimed, breath harsh in Napoleon's face. "Of all people, why did it have to be you?"


This story was, in part inspired by the classic Czech film: Král Šumavy (1959). If you like the challenge of watching a foreign film without subtitles, or if you speak Czech, you can watch it online, HERE and you can get some good visuals for the setting and atmosphere.