22 Jan 2013
"You see, she's a temptation herself. And you can't tempt a temptress."
"That doesn't help me."
"It wasn't meant to. You're not supposed to do anything."
"Not a thing." Q kisses the bewildered expression off Bond's face, though he's been keen to improve it over the years that only Q can really see it. "If she wants you, she'll come and get you."
Bond lays back, already lethargic, and lets him take the kiss downwards. Q is such a terrible influence. "And does she want me?"
"That's enough secrets for today, Mr. Bond."
[In which Bond and Q are an angel and a demon with An Arrangement, respectively, and Moneypenny is the Woman, in all senses of the word.]
- Part 2 of Ineffable