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  1. Summary

    (In order of publication.)

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  2. Summary

    Drabbles and ficlets written for the Mi6-Cafe 00Q Last Drabble Writer Standing competition.

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  3. Summary

    Q is a god. Bond finds out.

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  1. Rec *

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    If you write something on your skin, it will show up on your soulmate's skin as well.
     

    James doesn't quite fall in love over physics discussions and cheeky book quotes and coding and riddles inked onto his skin but he comes close.

    And then he actually meets Q.

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    18 Jan 2018

  2. Rec 2

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    Medieval tournament, where Knight James gets a kiss from his Prince.
    Commissioned by timetospy <3

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    01 Jan 2018

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    Bond and Q are trapped in a lift. Awkward, under normal circumstances, for certain.
    Unbearable when Q has been poisoned and his life hangs in the balance.

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    27 Dec 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    But this was so very different: quiet and soft and so very deep. It wasn’t pulling Bond so much as it enveloped him, ensconcing him in a warmth and comfort that he never knew he needed or wanted. It felt familiar, somehow, but Bond couldn’t put his finger on it right away, not until Q made a small, lovely sound against his lips. It reminded Bond of all of those missions when Q had been in his ear, calmly guiding him out of hellish situations to safety, to home. Bond then realised when he had felt a hint of this feeling before: in the way that Q always said good luck out there in the field when Bond left and how he would stay up into the odd hours of the night to wait for him to walk through the door, just so he could say welcome back, Double-Oh Seven, as if he were truly happy to have Bond back in one piece.

  4. Public Bookmark 42

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    "Q, do you believe in ghosts?”
    “Ghosts? No of course not,” he dismisses. “Do you?”
    Bond just shrugs, turning onto Q’s street. “I never did, but I’ve killed a lot of people.”

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    24 Dec 2017

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    “Paperwork for the new head of Q-Branch,” Tanner said.

    “Of course.” The words were like glass in his throat. Smoke inhalation was a bitch. His brain felt slow and foggy, like it was full of smoke too. “Who shall I take them to?”

    M lifted one white brow. “They’re for you, Quartermaster.”

     

    Bond and Q are drawn together by names, work, and a certain Aston Martin. In which Q is kidnapped once, Bond is poisoned twice, and Eve is a badass on at least three occasions. AKA that time I tripped and wrote 80,000 words of 00Q.

    All titles unapologetically stolen from Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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    08 Sep 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    There are so many good lines in this.

    "On some level, buried underneath his fragile state and deep gratitude, he was still furious with Bond for leaving. And on another level below that one, his crush lurked like some kind of horrible sea creature, ready to drag him under with a smothering fondness."

    "No, Q was his patron deity, a household god. More familiar than an angel, more honest. Gods made mistakes, and had messy affairs, and killed people who didn’t deserve it. That was more like the world that Bond and Q lived in. Q was Bond’s household god, and Bond would keep him in a shrine just inside the front door, protecting and protected all at once."

    and a very nice graceful arc of tension and resolution.

    (gods let me trip and write 80k of decent 00Q in less than 3 months)