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    **COMPLETE!** Protecting the Quartermaster entails a special set of circumstances, and Q is the last one to know.

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    “Your identity has been compromised,” M said as he leaned forward in his chair, his features grim even as his tone remained even and calm. “I am standing you down from all your duties in Q branch. Kindly hand in all personal computers and devices. I am placing you on administrative leave, effective immediately. You need to disappear for a while, Q, for your own safety. Think of this as the holiday you never had these past two years. We will get down to the bottom of this and repair the damage done; otherwise I shall have to ask you to step down.”

    Q gaped at him, finally speechless.

    “At any rate, quartermasters are entitled to double-O agents as bodyguards, when the need arises, and he personally volunteered,” M continued as though he’d not just dropped the equivalent of a bomb and a death sentence through slow torture rolled into one, “and I do agree that under the circumstances, 007 would be the best choice as your bodyguard.”

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    02 Jul 2020

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    “Am I sacked?”

    M doesn’t bother answering James’ attempt at humor but instead continues in his point. “Since your return from the Skyfall operation, which was over a year ago I might add, you have not taken one day of leave, no holiday of which I'm aware. You haven’t rested the requisite 48 hour period between mission and report.”

    James takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly.

    “You are not a young man,” M says plainly. “Everyone, even James Bond, needs time to let wounds heal, both physical and mental. Pushing yourself is going to get you or someone else killed eventually.”

    “So not another mission then?” James asks and moves to stand.

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    Or, James Bond is forced to take a few days off, runs into Q at a kebab shop, starts playing World of Warcraft, and takes a trip to Witney to meet Q's family (for reasons of national security, of course).

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    01 Jul 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Seeing Bond in this role is great, but I liked the attention to the nuance of his feeling out-of-place, and with the difference between his and Q's lives. It makes a lot of sense to me that Q might worry about imposing or boring James with the 'banal', and James' frustration and hurt really rang true.

  3. Rec 28

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    “How did this happen?” Farah looks vaguely suspicious of a sudden influx of aesthetically pleasing flowers, which, if Todd’s being honest, is the sort of reason that she’s his best friend. “Did Mona do it?”

    “Nope.” Dirk holds up his wrist where a silver bracelet made up of tiny stares jangles a little bit. “We stayed up late watching Kitchen Nightmares and she decided she’d like to come in to work for a bit today. Couldn’t have been her.”

    Farah’s eyes narrow and her hand goes to the gun on her belt.

    “Whoa, whoa, whoa,” Todd says quickly, holding up his hands. “I did it, don’t shoot any of the vases, okay, I don’t want to have to go out and get new ones.”

     

    Where Todd finds out what flowers mean, where he does his best to express feelings without having to verbalize it, and where I write the absolutely most tooth rotting fluff I have ever put to pen.

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    30 Jun 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 4

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    Art inspired by Souffrance by Camelittle.
    Merlin is trapped and helpless, the pain is relentless and he can't survive like this for much longer. The only hope is to reach out to the one person who might have the power to save him,'Help me Arthur', he screams.

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  5. Public Bookmark 18

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    Persistent nightmares have stalked Arthur Pendragon since his father died. Together with the aftermath of his own head injury, they leave him with debilitating migraines that sap his ability to function. But how are his dreams about the guardian angel who saved him linked to the mysterious Dr Morgause Fox? Maybe this time it is Arthur's turn to save his angel?

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    30 Jun 2020