Author/Artist: skylights / epithalmium & thislostcastaway (AO3/tumblr)
Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q
Warnings/content: Highlight to read: *religious themes, violence in latter chapters*
Medium/Word count: 44,569 words
This is a story about choices. About murder. About grief. About anger and fear and hope, and all the things we end up doing because of each.
This is a story about push and pull. About dancing around each other, quartermaster to agent, cross-continent and undercover.
But above all, this is a story about spies with dragons.
(Or to be more succinct: British nationals keep dying overseas, interesting bets are being made, and some dragons think things would be a lot simpler if a certain double-oh agent would just get together with his Quartermaster already.)
Written for 00Q Big Bang 2013
Many, many thanks and adorations to:
Lisa, Danielle and Alexis for being the most patient betas ever <3
Major themes in this fic are borrowed from Naomi Novik's amazing Temeraire series, which everyone should go and read because holy shit, dragons! Prior knowledge of anything from that AU is not required though :D
Disclaimer: Bond characters are so not mine, it's not even funny :(
Link to fic: here on AO3
Link to art: embedded into the fic body