Who: Nico and Sasha What: Sasha gets to play hero for once When: During AU Week so 2042. Where: Outside the government facility. Rating: PG-13
Nico was not happy she was here. Although Sasha was a great comfort to him when he returned home and he hated to be away from her for long periods of time, he much preferred knowing she was safe. But now, with Kate Sullivan out of the running, he didn't exactly have much choice in the matter. Having a human magnet walking around was undeniably helpful, and his objections had been shot down by the leadership.
He could have been overreacting. After all, this was supposed to be a simple swap and grab. He'd pop in to the body of a guard, Sasha and the others would be able to restrain the guard in his body with the aid of his handy dandy metal-filled belt, and Nico would be able to grab the intel and toss it over before they had enough time to realize whose body he was in.
Funny how things never seem to work out as planned.
Crouched down close to the treeline, Nico started at a safe distance, but the switch wasn't happening. This had happened before. When he wasn't as focused as he should be (likely by the presence of his fiance whose eyes he would swear he could feel digging into his back). Frustrated, he edged closer to the group of soldiers. Nothing again. He was getting close, too close the com in his ear insisted, but he ignored it. There. He could feel it. He could feel his consciousness edging out, the hesitant look on the face of one of the soldiers as he tried to figure out what was happening.
But what he really felt was a solid blow to the back of his head that sent him spiraling back into his own body just in time to see grass rapidly approaching as he face-planted.