Niou and Yagyuu are partners.
(#) Clara 2006-05-01 03:55:12 AMI've been in the PoT fandom for a pretty short time, and this is one of the only other-teams stories I've read so far (source material included). It's a fascinating introduction, to say the least, and it's sad that I know there's no way canon won't be a letdown after this.
A subtly and less subtly creepy view, and your style and character description are wonderful -- I have no idea if these two are true to canon or not, but nothing here feels foreign or out of place.
I should mention I liked your other stories as well; I'm just too lazy to feedback each one...