Skyfall (007)

A (WEE) FANFICTION REC LIST FOR THE JAMES BOND FILM SKYFALL (2012).

N.B. All recs are Bond/Q (00Q). Happy reading!

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A Very Bond Christmas by Deastar

Summary: “I’m always here,” Bond says, smiling.

“Not when you’re on mandatory medical leave,” Q shoots back. “If they won’t let you shoot things or blow things up, you’re never here. So again, Bond, what are you doing here?”

Bond produces a small, wrapped box from behind his back, covered in green paper with a gold ribbon. “Brought you a gift.”

Comments: So. Much. Fluff.

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Equanimity by Resonant

Summary: “As I never know when someone might try to push my buttons, I find it useful to know where they are.”

Comments: Smart writing, brilliant characterisation and plenty of little details from Q’s POV that had me stifling giggles.

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Five Years Isn’t So Long by scioscribe

Summary: Bond says television gives him a headache, but sometimes Q finds him at it anyway, usually when Q’s been tucked away for the morning in this room of unapologetically bright computer screens. Bond’s eyes are always a little glassy and his hands are always buried knuckle-deep into one of the sofa cushions. Q kisses him to make his mouth soften, at least, and he says, “You don’t have to do that.”

Comments: scioscribe writes beautifully, and despite the dire circumstances (disabled!Bond) this is an uplifting and quietly romantic established relationship fic.

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Jagged Little Pill series by beederiffic

Summary: Q’s first impression of Bond isn’t particularly favourable. It’s bound to change.

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The Colours in His Skin by BootsnBlossoms & Kryptaria

Summary: Q would have liked to say he remembered the night he got the tattoo well. He would have liked to say the reason he was so fond of it was because it was the product of his own imagination, his thoughtfulness, his attempt at branding himself with his own unique identity. But he’d be lying.

Comments: Novel-length fic with lots of backstory, believable MI6 worldbuilding and great relationship progression.

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The Majority of 00Q Fics (By Someone First Binging The Fandom) by The Alexandria Archives

Comments: Not technically fanfiction, but too amusingly accurate to ignore.

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The Sheer Lack of Professionalism by scioscribe

Summary: Q rolled his eyes. “Oh, there are just bloody wheels within wheels to it, aren’t there, this kidnapping business? Really, you should give it up. You’re not cut out for it. Think about it, your first time out, and you pinch a national intelligence treasure and ask his MI6 boyfriend for ransom. It isn’t very promising, is it?”

Comments: Short and about as sweet as you can realistically get with this fandom. Q is a charmingly brilliant anti-damsel in distress.

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The World We View by melfice

Summary: “If you were a woman he would want you.” He hopes that, if he were a woman, he might have better taste.

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This list last updated 2013/02/18