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t8kmybreathaway
08 July 2016 @ 03:27 pm
Title: Surrender and Certainty
Fandom: the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: AU - Andy must lie to Miranda to do her job and bring down an elaborate crime ring involving Irv Ravitz. Circumstances will force Andy back into Miranda's professional and personal life whether the editor wants it or not. Will she be able to trust the brunette and let her in to her heart?
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished (or not).
A/N: Once again, I apologize for the lateness of the update but life and such things. I apologize for not putting the chapter behind a cut, LJ is being goofy.

Chapter Thirteen

Andy left Elias Clarke when she received the call from Karen about the DNA results. It was still fairly early so the office wasn't very crowded. A few of her team were gathered in the break room drinking coffee and eating donuts. She waved in greeting to their hellos and good mornings and continued down to the labs. "Good morning, Andy," Karen's assistant greeted her.

"Hi Leo," Andy smiled. "Where's Karen?" she asked leaning against the lab table.

"She's in her office," he said waving to the back corner.

"Thanks," she smiled and made her way around several tables.

She knocked briefly on the door and then went in without waiting for a response. The redhead looked up momentarily before returning her attention to the paperwork in front of her. "Shut the door," she said. Andy turned and closed the door. Karen removed her glasses. "I got the results back, they're quite interesting."

Andy sat in the chair across from the other woman. "Why interesting?"

"The DNA is a match."

"Okay?" Andy was ready to get some answers.

"There are two matches; Stephen Tomlinson... and Ivan Karoff."

"Wait... What?” She had to have heard wrong. “Did you just say Karoff?" Karen nodded and threw a file down in front of Andy.

"This is a copy. Ivan Karoff, Alexi Karoff's cousin. Want to guess who our lovely human trafficker has on retainer?"

"Shit..."

"You said it."

"Miranda is going to have an aneurysm."

"I'm guessing this will move the divorce proceedings along."

"They're basically done, but he's been fighting with her over some of their join assets. This will definitely help her case.” Andy thumbed through the pages “What's Ivan's criminal history like?"

"It took me a while to dig it up. His uncle is Mikel Karoff, Alexi’s father and the head of the family. Ivan was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, attempted murder, and drug possession all before the age of twenty. Most of Ivan’s records were conveniently lost in a fire shortly after he started posing as Stephen. Stephen Tomlinson's parents were Harry and Joan Tomlinson; they died in a car accident when he was twelve and he went into foster care."

"Stephen went to NYU for his bachelors and Yale for law school. I bet his uncle paid for it and gave him his new identity," Andy thought out loud. "It says here Ivan's mother was unmarried and died when she gave birth. All of the incidences that he was involved in appear to be connected to Alexi."

"So, uncle Mikel decides to split them up and push Ivan to become someone useful to the family instead of another thug."

“Right, he has Alexi for that. I bet Ivan didn’t even commit those crimes and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

"Well, it does certainly help to have a lawyer in the family."

Andy sighed. "Thanks for this, have you told Hastings yet?"

"No, I wanted to give you a heads up first."

"This would explain the intimate knowledge behind the break-in," Andy stood and paced within the small space. "I knew they were connected somehow. Stephen's been feeding them information since the beginning. I'd even bet that part of the reason he married her was to have access to Elias Clarke. That bastard has played her from the start."

The agent was fuming. How had Miranda's lawyers missed this? "Be careful, Andy," Karen said warningly.

Andy nodded and took the file so Miranda could see it. She needed to know and the brunette had a feeling it would be hard for the CEO to believe. She knew for a fact Miranda screened everyone that had access to the girls, Stephen included. But how was Ravitz involved? She needed to have a chat with the imp again.

The elevator dinged and she checked her watch. She still had an hour before she had to get back to Miranda so Heather could grab lunch. The guard at the desk was eating what looked like a very greasy slice of pizza. Andy walked over and showed her badge. "I'm here to speak with Irving Ravitz."

"I'm sorry agent; Mr. Ravitz requested that all visitors speak with his attorney."

"And who is his attorney?"

The guard looked down. "A Mr. Tomlinson."

Andy cursed silently, of course. "Tell, Mr. Ravitz agent Sachs is here and that he will want to speak with me. I can get some time knocked off his sentence."

"I'll relay the message," the guard said taking a large bite of his lunch.

"You're going to deliver the message now," Andy said leaning forward and grabbing his tie. She glanced at his computer. "Or I'm going to get your supervisor and let him know that you're watching porn instead of the security cameras. Deal?" The guard nodded frantically and scrambled from his seat as she let the fabric slowly slip from her fingers. "Good, now run along."

She only had to wait a few minutes for an answer. "Mr. Ravitz will see you. Please follow CO Fowler."

Andy smiled and thanked the slightly anxious guard and followed the woman by the door after they were buzzed through. Ravitz was waiting for her in a locked room sitting with his hands clasped on the table linked through a shackle holster. "Mr. Ravitz," Andy smiled sweetly.

"Agent Sachs. What do you want?"

"Now is that anyway to speak to the person offering to have the judge consider less time for your crimes?"

"If you're here to jerk me around you can speak to my lawyer," he spat starting to get up from his chair.

"You mean Mr. Karoff? Oops, I meant Mr. Tomlinson, or did I?"

"What are you talking about?"

Andy sat down across from the portly balding man. "Mr. Tomlinson is really Ivan Karoff, Alexi's cousin," Ravitz grew pale. "What? You didn't know that your lawyer was family?" Andy was almost having too much fun revealing this information to him.

"What do you want?"

"I want to know everything you know about Stephen, leave nothing out," she leaned forward staring him down. He cowered and nodded.

By the time Andy left, she had the information she needed and was already in a cab. Apparently Stephen had been Irv's confidant for years and had been looking for a way to cheapen labor. Ravitz thought it was a win win for his flagship and the girls he was bringing into the country. They'd be taken from the harsh lives they were subject to and given a home, food, and a way to make a living. Stephen was the middle man between him and Karoff. He was the who and how Karoff had been trafficking the models. It all made so much sense now.

The brunette stormed through the office on a mission ignoring everyone she came across in favor of making it to Hastings' desk. "Sachs, what can..." the woman jumped when the door was slammed shut.

"It's Tomlinson," Andy said with her jaw set and teeth clenched.

"What?" Hastings shook her head trying to understand.

"Her husband, Stephen Tomlinson, he's behind it."

"We already cleared him."

"His real name is Ivan Karoff. Ravitz spilled the whole thing. He's how they've been getting the models in the country, work visas, and a place to stay. He fed those thugs the information to get back at Miranda!"

"Are you sure about this information?"

Andy slammed the recorder on the desk. "A hundred percent."

Andy watched her supervisor carefully as the thoughts turned in her head. She picked up the phone. "We'll bring Tomlinson in. Get the girls and Miranda and go home. Stay there," she said pointedly.

Andy nodded before she left she turned to ask, "Who's the mole?"

Hastings shook her head. "I wish I knew."

Andy barely held herself from rolling her eyes but she had no time to worry about the mole right now. She called Roy on her way out of the building and told him to pick up the girls immediately and then called their school and the agents with them. She called Heather next, to let her know what the situation was and to man the floor until she got there.

When she got there, Miranda was spouting off directions while trying to tell Heather off. "Mira," Andy sighed thankful the older woman hadn't gone anywhere.

"What on earth is going on?" she demanded.

Andy directed her towards her office and shut the door. "I found a shard of glass with blood on it, the results came back, and it’s Stephen's."

Miranda stood there for a minute just staring at her. "Explain to me how that is remotely relevant when he lived there?"

"Because he's not who he says he is," the brunette ran a hand through her hair and sighed.

"What are you talking about? I ran a background check on him."

"I know," Andy stepped forward and took her hands. "I know you check everyone who has contact with the girls. Believe me, I know you'd never put them at risk."

"Who is he?" the older woman searched her eyes. Andy paused. “Andréa, please, this man has been around my children.”

"His name is Ivan Karoff, he is Alexi Karoff's cousin."

"How is this possible?" Miranda looked away and plopped on to the couch.

"His uncle arranged for the cover to send him to law school. He was orphaned that much is true."

"So he's a criminal," Miranda voiced.

"Yes. Assault, burglary, drug possession, and attempted murder."

"Jesus," the older woman looked up at the brunette.

"I've already called Roy; he's picking the girls and then coming for us. We're going home until they have Stephen in custody."

"He never loved me did he?” she looked up at Andy shaking her head wondering how she could have been so stupid. “He won't stop," Miranda said quietly. "I know him. He may have cheated first, but he did this to get back at me. He's known about my feelings for you since the Gala when she showed up drunk. I didn't think he would... I didn't know he was a criminal."

"Miranda, no one knew. It’s not your fault he’s a lying cheating criminal bastard," Andy looked down at her phone. "Come on, Roy's here."

The agent lead the CEO to the elevator and the waiting SUV parked outside. Caroline and Cassidy were waiting anxiously. "Mom! Andy!" they shouted and hugged both of the women.

"What's going on?" Caroline questioned.

"We're heading one early, Bobbseys, nothing to worry about," Miranda smiled perfectly as if nothing was wrong.

"Yes," Andy smiled. "I convinced your mom to have a Harry Potter marathon."

"Awesome!" both the younger redheads yelled.

Miranda mouthed a thank you to the brunette and Andy nodded knowing the girls were busy chattering about the movies and snacks already. Once they were at her apartment, Andy placed a few calls. Two agents were posted outside and one in the building. It made her feel a little better. She busied herself in the kitchen while Miranda finished working and the girls did their homework. Once they were all finished, they settled in the living room. Miranda and Andy sat with the girls comfortably between them.

They were in the middle of the second movie where the professor sets the pixies loose when Andy heard a commotion from outside. She faked getting up to get a drink to get a look outside. A homeless man was giving the agents posted outside a bit of a hassle. It wouldn't have struck her as odd if it were any other day but today. After everything she learned in the last ten hours, she would be as cautious as possible.

A noise outside the agent's door caught her attention. She slowly moved from the window in the kitchen and looked to the living room. Miranda was eyeing the door and her gaze found Andy's. The brunette motioned for her to stay while she checked the hallway through the peep hole. The agent that was there earlier was now gone. Andy swiftly moved through the apartment to her room and unlocked her gun.

"Miranda, take the girls, get in the bedroom."

"Andréa?"

"Mom? What's going on?" Cassidy looked frightened.

"The bedroom, Miranda," she ordered raising her voice just slightly. "Lock the door. Stay quiet."

"Mom? Mommy? Where's Andy going? What's happening?" the girls were talking over each other scared and confused as Miranda corralled them into the bedroom and hushed them.

The brunette turned all the lights off and was thankful her bedroom window faced another building rather than the street. She carefully and quietly watched the hallway for signs of movement when she smelled it. Smoke. She moved as softly and swiftly to the living room window as she could and gasped. They set the building on fire. She opened her phone and dialed 911 to call it in but there was no way they could stay put. Even if the flames didn't reach them, the smoke would.

What could she do to get them out? She had to find a way to make sure they were safe. "Come on, Andy, think," she muttered to herself pacing. "The roof."

She moved to her bedroom where she told them to go and found the girls in a corner shaking while Miranda tried to comfort them. "What's going on?"

"The building is on fire."

"Fire?!" the girls cried.

Andy went to the immediately and crouched to their level. "I need you to listen to me, okay? I need you to be brave. We're going to be fine,” she took a brief glance around. “Put on some clothes, jeans and long sleeves would be preferable with sneakers." Andy also changed. "Grab a bag and anything you absolutely cannot leave behind but can carry." Andy let them gather a few things while she stood and looked around. Most of her things were replaceable but a few were not; like her grandfather's piano. She would have to leave them behind though. When the three of them appeared behind her, she took a deep breath. "Follow me, stay as quiet as possible."

"You have a plan," Miranda stated.

"Of course I do, I can do anything remember?" the agent tried to smile.

 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: All is Gone - Kandia
 
 
t8kmybreathaway
16 June 2016 @ 08:19 pm
Title: Surrender and Certainty
Fandom:
the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: AU - Andy must lie to Miranda to do her job and bring down an elaborate crime ring involving Irv Ravitz. Circumstances will force Andy back into Miranda's professional and personal life whether the editor wants it or not. Will she be able to trust the brunette and let her in to her heart?
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished (or not).
A/N: I apologize for it being so long since the last update. I hope the longer chapter makes up for it a little bit. Enjoy!

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t8kmybreathaway
14 June 2016 @ 09:00 pm
Title: Paradise
Fandom: the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: Five years after leaving Runway Andy is living her dream and writing as a freelance journalist. Life is good but she needs a serious break. She decides to book a private bungalow on the island of Antigua but there must be some mistake because someone else is also booked in her bungalow at the same time. Miranda Priestly.
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished.
A/N: I apologize for the delay. There’s been a lot going on.


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t8kmybreathaway
19 May 2016 @ 09:59 pm
Ugh arg ahhhhhhh! I'm so mad at Grey's! You suck! You fucking suck!!! Callie isn't coming back and you gave her and Calzona a crap storyline! Wtf!!! I get Sara's decision to take a break I mean she's been on for ten seasons now but damn it, shondaland! You could have given her a better send off! And she goes to be with Penny?!?!?! Wtf! They have zero chemistry, you people are freaking blind! You took my favorite couple EVER and ruined it! A couple you stated was made for each other!!!!Then, you crushed the fans by stomping, spitting, and setting their relationship on fire! Then you bring in Penny?!?! A freaking loser with no personality and even less talent. And that last scene with Jcap while fitting because it should always be them NOTHING was resolved!!! Wtf Grey's Anatomy and shondaland!?!? Season 13? I don't fucking think so! I'm done. DONE! You guys suck.
 
 
t8kmybreathaway
07 May 2016 @ 09:50 am
Title: Paradise
Fandom: the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: Five years after leaving Runway Andy is living her dream and writing as a freelance journalist. Life is good but she needs a serious break. She decides to book a private bungalow on the island of Antigua but there must be some mistake because someone else is also booked in her bungalow at the same time. Miranda Priestly.
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished.


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Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: Surrender - Laura Pausini
 
 
 
t8kmybreathaway
07 May 2016 @ 09:03 am
Title: Surrender and Certainty
Fandom: the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: AU - Andy must lie to Miranda to do her job and bring down an elaborate crime ring involving Irv Ravitz. Circumstances will force Andy back into Miranda's professional and personal life whether the editor wants it or not. Will she be able to trust the brunette and let her in to her heart?
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished (or not).
A/N: I apologize for this being a smaller chapter, it’s just filling while I figure out how to get to the next part in the story.


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Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: It's Not Goodbye - Laura Pausini
 
 
t8kmybreathaway
29 April 2016 @ 11:59 pm
A little disappointed with Miranda/Meryl's face in this one. I couldn't get it quite right but couldn't find any other decent pictures that  matched the setting I was going for.

 
 
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Current Music: Winner Takes it All - Meryl Streep
 
 
t8kmybreathaway
29 April 2016 @ 09:01 pm
Title: Paradise
Fandom: the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: Five years after leaving Runway Andy is living her dream and writing as a freelance journalist. Life is good but she needs a serious break. She decides to book a private bungalow on the island of Antigua but there must be some mistake because someone else is also booked in her bungalow at the same time. Miranda Priestly.
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished.
A/N: Just something my muse decided to throw into the mix. Let me know if I should continue.


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Current Music: Take my Breath Away - Stephanie Calvert
 
 
t8kmybreathaway
29 April 2016 @ 08:24 pm
Title: Surrender and Certainty
Fandom: the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: AU - Andy must lie to Miranda to do her job and bring down an elaborate crime ring involving Irv Ravitz. Circumstances will force Andy back into Miranda's professional and personal life whether the editor wants it or not. Will she be able to trust the brunette and let her in to her heart?
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished (or not).
A/N: I apologize for taking longer than normal with this chapter. I had to work late this week and am away from home. As always thank you for your continued support in reading, reviewing, favoriting, and following. Enjoy! Reviews are like sour patch kids and popcorn at the movies!


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Current Location: Home
Current Mood: refreshedrefreshed
Current Music: Nothin' Can Keep me From You - Starship
 
 
t8kmybreathaway
22 April 2016 @ 09:21 am
Title: Surrender and Certainty
Fandom: the Devil Wears Prada
Pairing: Miranda/Andy
Rating: M
Summary: AU - Andy must lie to Miranda to do her job and bring down an elaborate crime ring involving Irv Ravitz. Circumstances will force Andy back into Miranda's professional and personal life whether the editor wants it or not. Will she be able to trust the brunette and let her in to her heart?
Disclaimers: Not mine, obviously. Just taking them out of the box for entertainment and will return them when finished (or not).
A/N: I apologize for taking longer than normal with this chapter. I had to work late this week and am away from home. As always thank you for your continued support in reading, reviewing, favoriting, and following. Enjoy! Reviews are like sour patch kids and popcorn at the movies!


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Current Location: Baltimore
Current Mood: refreshedrefreshed
Current Music: Save Tonigh - Eagle-Eye Cherry