A/N: Okay, so I recently read Catherine Jink's Evil Genius, and I'm now reading Genius Squad, and it was so good. I've also always been a big Artemis Fowl fan, and let me tell you, I think that the book is right up there with the Artemis Fowl series. So, while reading, I kept thinking how much friction and static Artemis and Cadel would have if they ever met, so I decided to write this. The other crossovers I read were too short. Now, I'm aware that a lot of people haven't read Evil Genius, (But if you enjoyed Artemis Fowl – and you must have since you're here – then you should give it a shot) so I'm going to give you a little background. This will be spoilerish, but if you want to know what's going on...

Background: Cadel Piggot was sent to a therapist when only seven years old for hacking into several high-security networks. He's known he was adopted since he was old enough to understand, so his adopted parents, the emotionally detached Piggots, took him there. Instead of telling him to stop, however, the therapist, Thaddeus Roth, tells him to do whatever he likes as long as he doesn't get caught, and even inspires him to move on to bigger and badder things. The therapist tells him about his biological father, Phineas Darkkon, who is currently in a maximum security prison for attempted world domination – as well as a multitude of other crimes. Both Darkkon – who Cadel contacts through a secret visual aid – and Roth then convince Cadel to go to Axis Institute, and organization founded by Darkkon to take over the world, which has classes like Alias, Assassination, and Embezzlement. While going there, Cadel maintains an online friendship with a girl whom he soon finds out has cystic fibrosis. With the help of his penpal, he realizes that the life of evil may not be for him. He goes to the police, but is captured by Roth who then claims to be his father. This is where my story starts, and it's a little bit AU, because Cadel decides to leave with Roth, rather than going with the police.

Summary: Artemis Fowl, bored with most teens his own age, finally meets someone who piques his curiosity. Cadel Roth, his new classmate and neighbor, is a soft-spoken teenager, and yet knows systems like a pro. As he gets to know him, Artemis finds himself more and more intrigued by Cadel until he wants nothing more than to solve the secrets that the enigmatic boy has hidden. But is he just a puzzle to Artemis or is he something more?

Disclaimer: If I owned either Artemis Fowl or Evil Genius, Artemis and Cadel would have met and made out already.

Warnings: Slash, language, violence, spoilers, AU.


"Cadel, come with me. Forget about the police, and the Piggots. Forget about Darkkon. I am your father, so please come with me." A hand was extended towards a petite boy with chestnut colored hair and soft blue eyes. He hesitated, biting anxiously on his plump lower lip, and stared up at the elderly man who claimed to be his father. A loud thump sounded on the door and shouting was heard.

"This is the police! Prosper English, Thaddeus Roth, whatever name it is that you are now going by, please come out with your hands up!"

"Bloody hell," the elderly man muttered under his breath, startling the boy, before he made a quiet hacking sound and turned towards the bolted door. "Just a minute. Please, I don't know what you're talking about and my wife is very scared."

It seemed to buy them just enough time, and the man turned back to his younger companion.

"Please, Cadel," he said again, his voice taking on a desperate edge, and extended a hand to the boy once more. In reply, the boy looked up at his eyes again and, giving his head a little shake as if made dizzy, he placed his own hand in the man's. The man sighed in relief, squeezing the hand gently, before turning to a cowering woman with black teeth. "Get the escape boat ready, Wilfreda!"

The woman gave a shaky nod, gaining back what little control she had in response to the cold calculation in her boss's voice, and ran out to the back where a small, unmarked boat waited for them. She quietly unanchored it and motioned toward her boss, who ran outside, pulling the boy with him. He hissed for his manservant, a young man slightly resembling a fish, to leave everything — namely attempting to murder a boy encased in a spacesuit, to join them. Once all four were in the boat, she sped it up, tugging a few times on its power cord, and it sailed away. Inside the villa, the police finally knocked down the door, only to find it empty.

"Damn, we're too late. Where the hell did they get off to?" one detective, an American sent to Australia specifically for the case, enquired. It was only then that they noticed an all too familiar child's bag on the floor, and many of them paled. "He's got the kid. What do we do now?"

Elsewhere, the boy turned his wavering gaze to the elderly man. He was beginning to regret his decision, but there was no going back now. Not with the police crawling all over the place. He would have to leave with Thaddeus now, and he'd never see Sonja again. His big blue eyes filled with tears at the thought, but he bit them back. Even so, the elderly man noticed, and he stopped long enough in his scheming to give the boy his full attention.

"What's the matter, Cadel?" he asked, voice more soothing than he should be capable of, being the cold blooded killer that he was.

"W-where are we going now, Prosper?" the boy asked, turning large blue eyes and a quivering mouth up to the man. In turn, the man faltered, placing a large hand on top of the chestnut curls.

"Don't worry, my boy. We're heading off to a rather interesting place, one could almost call it magical, and we'll be safe there. Though we might have to lay low for a while." At the boy's questioning look he chuckled, ruffling the soft locks under his hand. "We're going to Ireland."

A/N: So...what do you think? This is a really short chapter, but it's only the beginning. The next chapter will be the first one, and the infamous and lovable Artemis Fowl will make his appearance. I hope you'll give this story a chance. My personal promise to all readers is that I will use proper grammar and punctuation, unlike a lot of the stories that people write now – this is not to insult anyone specific, but just to say that I notice a lot of mistake-ridden writing. This is also my very first Artemis Fowl fic, so please give me a chance. :)

R&R: Please review if you read and liked the story. Pretty please. I really want to get my readers' opinions. I know sometimes people just read and add to their story alerts, favorites, etc, but I want to get your opinion on this. Tell me if you like something, or even if you hate something, though I'd like constructive criticism, not flames. Oh, and slash means homosexual relationships, so you are pre-warned. Don't read if you don't like.