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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

No Rest by captain_tots

  • Recommended by: Lexi Dizzle
  • Status: Dead
  • 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.

Hypocrisy Was Our Text by neveralarch

  • Recommended by: Skazka
  • Status: Complete
  • 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. A retelling of Skyfall, as it might have happened in Elizabethan England.
  • 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.)

so you were never a saint. by paperclipbitch

  • Recommended by: foxglade, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Eve is secretly Qs BFF, Bond and Q clumsily end up being sort-of-bros, and Q is such a fucking hipster, you guys dont 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.

Besides Binary by TriffidsandCuckoos

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Magical Realism AU. The problem, Qs found, is that once you start talking to computers, humans seem a little simplistic.

i went home and typed up everything you said by willowcia

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: She holds out a new mug that says Im sorry you got beaten up by Russian mobsters while I wasnt there. He smiles in a way that says I hacked your personal email.

(he's) so much more like spiderman than you will ever, ever be by paperclipbitch

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Bond, were Q branch, weve forgotten more about your sexual partners than you knew about them in the first place.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Ordinary Numbers by BootsnBlossoms & Kryptaria

  • Recommended by: Terrie
  • Status: Complete
  • 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: Bond/Q

Fall Behind Left Behind by MidKnight2501

  • Recommended by: Lexi Dizzle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Silva didn't stop at merely fondling Bond. Afterward, Bond is kidnapped and finds himself becoming part of a bizarre and deadly ménage.
  • Pairing: Bond/Severine/Silva
  • Comments: Basically, Stockholm Syndrome fic. Very twisted, but delicious character work.

Under the eyeliner by Kimmy

  • Recommended by: fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: James meets an interesting man in a nightclub after a mission.
  • Pairing: Bond/Q

all you need to make a movie is a gun and a girl by postcardmystery

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Theres a story here, but this much, you should already know: that there are two men sitting in Room 13 of the National Portrait Gallery. One of them is the most dangerous man in Europe. The other ones James Bond.
  • Pairing: Moneypenny/Q

a thousand miles and poles apart by paperclipbitch

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Iron Man
  • Synopsis: Pepper laughs, and says that she was just going to charge lunch to Stark Industries; they exchange rueful smiles, the women with the credit cards to the world in their handbags.
  • Pairing: Moneypenny/Pepper