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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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    Q is a god. Bond finds out.

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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)

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    "Most people just pick whatever flower they think is prettiest. It doesn’t require a lot of input from me.”

    The man walks up to Q, leaning against the counter between them. “Well then, what can I do to get your input?”

     


     (In which Q runs a flower shop, and his newest regular is almost definitely a spy.)

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    29 Aug 2017

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    When Illya is captured by the enemy and drugged with a truth serum, Napoleon and Gaby try their best to balance between taking advantage of the effects and doing what they should have done a long time ago: bring him in from the cold. Funnily enough, Illya is the only one who seems to be surviving what the truth means for them.

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    10 Aug 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    *quiet internal screaming*

  4. Public Bookmark 32

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    After the old Quartermaster is killed in the attack on MI6 Headquarters, a top secret project he had been working on under M's supervision is finally implemented. Q Branch shuts down for a week, and reopens fully automated, run by the A.I. known as Q. Needless to say, when James Bond returns from the dead, he has some difficulties adjusting to the new system. But he and Q will have to work together if they hope to catch the cyberterrorist attacker.

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    18 Jul 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    AI!Q is one of my favourite tropes!

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    James Bond never looks at Q unless he wants something.

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    12 Jul 2017

    Bookmarker's Notes

    “Say it,” Bond says.

    Don’t look at me Q thinks, because he wants to cry at the lie that tumbles past his lips:

    “I don’t.”

    “Don’t what?”

    “I don’t,” Q says again as a shameful tear escapes his right eye, “I don’t love you.”

    Bond releases the grip on Q’s wrist, and then suddenly there are two warm hands cradling his face, a rough thumb brushing away the errant tear on his cheek. In that moment, Q feels unbelievably safe and loved, because no one’s ever held him like this before, and maybe no one ever will again. And that’s okay because it’s Bond and he loves him.

    He loves him so much.

    Q’s not sure what does it, but something clears in Bond’s expression and then he smiles in a way that makes Q’s knees weak.

    “Liar,” Bond says, and kisses him.