Fanfic Recs: Skyfall
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Fall Behind Left Behind series by MidKnight2501
General FicNo Rest by captain_tots
- Recommended by LexiDizzle
- Synopsis: Sévérine is barely sixteen when she meets Raoul Silva, who offers her an escape from her life of slavery. But, she soon learns that Silva's kindness comes at a price, as she finds herself sucked into a deadly criminal enterprise, and in love with a man who is seeking revenge above all else.
- Comments: The origin story of Skyfall's Disposable Woman, Sévérine. Not for the squeamish, as there are discussion/depictions of sex-slavery, child prostitution, rape and sexual assault, drug addiction, an unhealthy consensual relationship, and of course loads and loads of plain old violence. Absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful.
- Recommended by Skazka
- Synopsis: 'When Andrew Bond and Monique Delacroix Bond die in 1572, they leave behind a small freehold, a large house, and a very small, very angry boy.' Skyfall AU set in Elizabethan England by someone who quite clearly knows their stuff very well (and is having a lot of fun.)
- Comments: Fresh, clever, and really gripping; makes the absolute most of its period setting without resorting to empty cliches. This fic does something really cool with canon characteristics/cultural roles for spies from such varied backgrounds and does some wickedly clever stuff with M as lady spymaster, Q as gadgeteer, and Silva's uniquely grisly hangups. (Contains roughly canon levels of somewhat more mutual Silva/Bond.)
- Recommended by foxglade
- Synopsis: In which Eve is secretly Q’s BFF, Bond and Q clumsily end up being sort-of-bros, and Q is such a fucking hipster, you guys don’t even know.
- Comments: A hilarious and surprisingly sweet take on Q and Bond developing a working relationship and friendship, with a handy helping of Q's backstory and personal life. The slice-of-life writing style and balance of humour and emotion make it a classic in the fandom.
Shipping FicOrdinary Numbers, by BootsnBlossoms and Kryptaria
- Recommended by: Terrie
- Synopsis: Mike Taylor is a genius who is tired of all the expectations society places on him. So he takes a job as level 1 tech support at MI6, following a script and helping people troubleshoot their email. His plan for an obscure life is ruined when he accidently gets a call from an agent in the field.
- Pairing(s): Bond/Q
- Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, slash
- Recommended by: Lexi Dizzle
- Synopsis: Silva didn't stop at merely fondling Bond. Afterwards, Bond is kidnapped and finds himself becoming part of a bizarre and deadly ménage.
- Comments: Basically, Stockholm Syndrome fic. Very twisted, but delicious character work.
- Pairing(s): Bond/Silva, Bond/Severine, Severine/Silva (and Bond/Severine/Silva OT 3); references to Bond/Eve
- Warnings: Non Con, Torture