Flirt Until Stupid - totalizzyness - James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies), Skyfall (2012) The Quirks of a Quartermaster - aglassfullofhappiness (Cedes) - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) “You could have just knocked.”
Q is silhouetted against the window, and he looks like someone’s drawn him in charcoal: smooth and sure but messy at the same time; edges smudged. He has a violin in one hand, and the polished wood catches the light as he turns, raising an eyebrow. “I could have,” Bond says, and walks into the room. Q runs his fingers over the violin strings and rolls his eyes. It’s more expressive than usual, and Bond focuses in on him, taking note of the relaxed posture, the slight smile playing around his mouth. “I was expecting you in the morning.” “Thoroughly,” Bond says, and is tempted to roll his own eyes. “Good.” “Such faith,” Bond says, walking closer. “I’m not sure if your ego could take much more flattering,” Q says, putting down the violin and holding out his hand. “Where’s what?” “Just give it to me,” he says, and Bond reaches into his pocket and drops the equipment back into Q’s palm. Q holds it up to the light, and his nose scrunches up as he inspects it.
A Quartermaster's History - softshinythings - Skyfall (2012) Miles and poles apart - missMHO - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Craig movies) Wake - itsjimfromit - James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies) Star Wars Bobble Heads - totalizzyness - James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies), Skyfall (2012) The irony of wearing a red hoodie - in which Q’s name is classified and he tells Bond... Entire - threegifproblem - Skyfall (2012) I want to know how many scars you have and memorize the shape of your tongue.
I want to climb the curve of your lower back and count your vertebrae, your ribs, your fingers, your goose bumps. I want to chart the topography of your anatomy and be fluent in your body language. I want you, entire. - Anon The first time he saw him, Bond didn’t think much of him. He would think about those layers, again, when he was pulling them off in the boy’s Clapham flat. And, when it was over, Q would nestle beside him and Bond would lie and stroke the nape of his neck, very slowly, with one hand – and the boy would sleep.
Q knew about those times. It was different with Q. He’d thought it flattering when the shock-haired boy followed him to the art gallery. Kaciart. It was dark when i found you - whimsicalimages - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Craig movies) It begins like this: Q’s eyes open slowly to slits.
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You can see it here: post/36105468259/00q-comic-part-01-for-channeling-my-anger Skyfall is not my property or anything. Old Dog, New Tricks. Aviophobia - Deviant_Accumulation - Skyfall (2012) Chapter Text “Can I get you anything else, sir?
“ the stewardess asked, putting the glass of water, sponge and gauze bandage on the table, carefully maintaining her distance to Bond. “No, thank you, that would be everything,“ he answered politely with a long-practiced fake-friendly smile on his face, though the stewardess didn't look any less anxious, her gaze flickering repeatedly to Q, before she turned around and left the cabin. James sighed. It was never good to attract too much attention, and having an unconscious, bleeding co-passenger was definitely not the way to go. James took the soft sponge, let it soak with warm water and started to carefully clean the blood out of Q's mob of hair. By now it had been half an hour since they completed the mission. James had gotten out most of the blood of his hair when Q's eyes opened. “Hey there, sleeping beauty,” James said, smirking as Q groaned and squeezed his eyes shut against the light.
“How are you feeling?” Afterism, a couple of 00Q sketches inspired by this... The sheer lack of professionalism - scioscribe - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) It was the first time Q had been kidnapped, and, on the whole, he was rather disgusted with the whole endeavor.
For starters, though he was only an enthusiastic amateur as far as criminal activity went—if the government funded it, surely it wasn’t quite as illegal as it might have been otherwise—he found their lack of professionalism appalling. Twenty minutes in, he decided the only way they were going to make any progress at all is if he helped them out a bit, so he said, “You do realize I can see where we’re driving, correct? No bag over the head? No blindfold?” For your eyes only - linndechir - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies) From pawn to king - macabre - Skyfall (2012) “And this one would be easier to get on and off quickly in a dire situation.”
Q demonstrates with some gadget Bond is sure he doesn’t need for a quick trip to the Russian Embassy. He hums in agreement, moving one of his knights finally. Without looking, Q somehow makes another move instantaneously. Bond frowns. “You’re cheating.” “Am not.” Bond sighs and moves a pawn at random; this game was never his, and losing is the last game he’ll play for long. “Be a sport about it.” “Just take the bloody queen.” The Bond Files - Ionaonie - James Bond (Craig movies), James Bond (Movies), Skyfall (2012) Horizon line - scioscribe - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) Q loved art without understanding it.
At university, he’d fallen in briefly with a crowd of artists, all of them young and sharp-pointed at the hips and hungry, always smoking, and they’d loved him and been contemptuous of him, slightly, the way people were of eager puppies that bounded around their feet and sometimes pissed on the rug. One of them, Gwen, the one with the henna-dyed hair, had told him that he was all words and numbers, that he didn’t have anything real in him to make art from. He was too intellectual. Too careful. “Cut your veins open,” she said, “and you’d bleed type and ink,” and then she had put his fingertips in her mouth, even though he’d been with Aaron then and she’d been with Michael, and he’d let her, because he wanted very much to at least fool the world into thinking he was real. But the love of paint and canvas had gotten under his skin.
A Singing Silence - one_windiga - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) Bond has learned to measure the time, the danger, the eminence of death by the quality of silence in his ear.
It is never the dead silence of a disconnected line, but a singing silence, one that lived and breathed and was pushed and pushed back. It has colors, textures, tones, and if he were a man with a greater inclination towards the arts he might have tried to describe them. But then again, maybe not. Put Your Back Into It - Chapter 1 - CathrineMcCord - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) Chapter Text Written for the MISSON00Q - Promt -> find the picture here Q always thought of himself as sort of a self-sustaining island. Intriguing to watch as you pass by, but too mysterious to just set foot on it. Sometimes it is ok for people to visit, maybe even stay a little while, as long as they'll eventually leave. On some occasions they are allowed to explore the beach, but they are never to set foot into the jungle shielding the very core.
The jack of hearts is my jackpot - thimble - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) Two Questions - ell - James Bond - Ian Fleming, Skyfall (2012) Bond doesn’t see the world in terms of sexual divisions. At least not in the way that most of the rest of the world does. For him, the divisions are quite simple, really. He asks himself two questions: "Is this person someone I want to fuck? " and "Are the odds reasonably in my favor that I will succeed? " If the answer to both is yes, then it's all systems go.
M was a yes to the first question, always and a resounding no to the second. He looks at Q and nods once, "Q". Ikebukuro West Gate Park., My Work On Meow & Bark . 00Q. ㅇㅇ? Fate in mysterious ways - wintervioleteye - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) The first time Q sees 007, he thinks his heart stops. There has to be some mistake, he thinks, staring at the blond who hasn’t quite noticed him standing at the doorway. That, or fate has a twisted sense of humor, reuniting him with this man of all people. He remembers those electric-blue eyes staring down at him and the rough scrape of stubble on skin, his skin - and it doesn’t help that obviously 007 hasn’t shaved in a while either - and Q thinks he might actually have a lack of blood to the brain.
Maybe he doesn’t recognize me, Q crosses his fingers and hopes; he had been younger than, clad in a suit a little too big for him with hair cropped close and wearing contacts instead of glasses, and Bond has slept with so many others that he probably doesn’t even remember the flirty boy with short hair and a cigarette between spindly fingers. Q sits down, sliding closer to Bond. Of course, the agent doesn’t expect a young man to actually be his Quartermaster. Parachute, Part 1 - Sugar, We're Going Down. A bloody big ship. Gadget, trinket, doodad, device - scioscribe - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) Q had originally attracted the attention of the British government at sixteen, when he had hacked the prime minister’s system and used the account to pirate American television episodes.
He’d done it only because he’d been hacking into their system routinely since he’d been about eleven, and he was getting a bit irritated that they never realized it. Honestly. Did he really want to live in a country with such pitifully secured networks? “You,” he said, and if Bond thought he was spotty at twenty-eight, he should have seen him at sixteen, when his complexion had been an utter disaster, “need me,” and M had agreed. MI6 paid his way through university (they weren’t fond of his tendency to show up only for the exams if the class was worthless, which half of them were). Furthermore, Bond kept being charming at the most inopportune moments, exactly when Q was intending to take some sort of firm line on refusing to make him some sort of ludicrous special device.
Keep Calm and Stay in your Pyjamas - kuro49 - Skyfall (2012) It’s a habit etched into his bones, it’s second nature with all his years in the field. So when he snaps his eyes open in the dark, back rigid against the too-small bed, he is almost startled (once again) by the warmth of the young man pressed against his sides. But it isn’t the sight of his Quartermaster, or the fact that he has a set of pyjamas in Q’s apartment that wakes him up. It is the sound of footsteps and slides being pulled back that has him reaching beneath his pillow and over on the bedside table for his guns. He sits up, swings his legs over the edge and turns back to see Q stir as he wakes.
Lifting his mussed dark head from the pillows, Q is rubbing his eyes open to watch Bond from beneath his lashes. James leans down to press an open ended kiss to Q’s mouth before standing up. Perhaps it is the careless way in how he does it, but something seems to settle because Q is already rolling over on the bed with a short wave to shoo him away. “I’ll be right back.” Seek a Newer World - indigostohelit - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) Damage(d) - imadra_blue - Skyfall (2012) And Poles Apart - Chaerring - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies)
Chapter Text It’s barbaric, is the only English thought that keeps passing through the lines of code and images that normally make up Q’s thought processes. He could manipulate the economies of continents and find out nearly anything he wanted to know about the world, but he couldn’t stop his parents from selling him off like nothing so much as cattle. A pox on all your machines - scioscribe - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) The latest from Q branch was—or rather, had been—a set of cufflinks, imprecisely matched to each other, the left of which emitted a distress signal and the right of which contained a few grains of a severely toxic extract of some government genetics project, neither of which were supposed to go through fire, evidently. Q scrutinized them through a magnifying glass and then, pulling on a pair of latex gloves, delicately placed them in a small steel box. “I’d prefer you endeavored in some fashion to return things intact,” he said. “It does save on wear and tear.
I’d say something about why you’re not allowed to have nice things, but—” A sudden chill - aestheticized - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies) It ends almost as soon as it starts. Q expected nothing less, of course -- he’s read the silent spaces between the lines in 007’s file and supposes he ought to be relieved that he didn’t end up like Vesper Lynd, like Sévérine, just one more pretty corpse.
He hasn’t ended up like Eve Moneypenny, either, whose smile is soft and secret every time Bond leans in close and leaves with a smirk, even though everyone knows that he will never give her as much as she deserves. “Step away from the coms, Q” The quartermaster... Just a number in your mind - skylights - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies) Clockwork Soldiers - manic_intent - James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies), Skyfall (2012) He will make you rue the day - macabre - Skyfall (2012) There is set amount of hours before an agent is considered collateral damage; Bond knows this as well as the rest, and he can see them all now sitting in their offices at headquarters and watching the clock, about ready to call it like a time of death in a hospital.
Oh well, he thinks. He still has his capsule. All he thinks about is Silva’s face, and the irreversible damage it did to him. Death wasn’t so merciful to him, and they are of a similar breed from a similar era. The World We View - melfice - James Bond (Craig movies), Skyfall (2012) “Q, this is the absolute last time you dress me... A cigarette you thought was gonna be your last - ★ A Series of Requests - Chapter 29 - thegrumblingirl - James Bond (Movies), Skyfall (2012) A bloody big ship. Wounds are the documents of the body - wintervioleteye - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies)
There are plenty of marks on Bond’s body, the bruises and scars there an ever-changing road map of where he’s been; the angry red of an op gone wrong in Bolivia, the faded, still-healing bruise where James had hit the ground in Russia, and the neat line of stitches from the most recent stab-wound on his bicep. The first time Q sees them is when he walks in on Bond attempting to stitch a particularly nasty wound shut. This one is all jagged lines and torn skin, dried blood crusting just below it. Angry henchmen, James tells him, and Q glowers at him before snatching away the needle and thread.
Some other beginning's end - thimble - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) Early - takemylovedowntoviolethill - Skyfall (2012) James Bond doesn’t share much about his personal life. Even if he is friendly towards you the most you could ever expect him to offer up is that he will be in town for his weekend if he’s not assigned a mission. When in London he is required to adhere to office hours which he despises and Eve can spot him usually sulking around Q branch, testing gear that the men in lab coats thrust at him. He never shows up before nine o’clock and when he finally walks in it’s with a distinct frown on his face that says he’d rather be anywhere but there.
Principles of Interior Design - yunitsa - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies) The day after Bond returns from Scotland, Q walks up to him, still rumpled and grey-faced, and hands him a keycard and an address. The Young Boy Network - cobweb_diamond - Skyfall (2012), James Bond (Movies), Casino Royale (2006) He’d spotted Q a few minutes ago, standing by the bar wearing a passably well-tailored suit but still somehow managing to look like a wide-eyed undergraduate.
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