As he stood out in the sun while the crew added on to the house, Bond reflected on the past. Especially what the previous M had told him, after MoneyPenny left and a new one took on her codename.
Admiral Sir Miles Messervey or M as everyone in the organization knew him, heard MoneyPenny speak to 007 as he left. Though he didn’t hear the words, they were definitely harsh. He pressed a button.
”MoneyPenny, could you come in here please.” He heard her shuffling around, then a “Yes sir.”
She walked in, sharply dressed as ever. Whatever had passed between her and his favorite agent had left its mark on her face despite her attempts to show otherwise.
“Please explain the conversation that were having outside, I seem to be in the dark.” He said.
She sighed. “I told him I want to be with him, and that I can’t handle knowing that his luck will one day run out. He told me that all I had to do was ask, but only if I could accept what he has to do on every mission.” She crossed her arms. “I couldn’t, and then I called him some nasty names. I doubt he’ll ever look at me the same way again. I probably won’t even see that little flip of the hat onto the hat rack he does anymore.”
The Admiral looked at her. Then he spoke. “Many reach the point you have, and they retired soon after.”
“With pay for services rendered, sent in full to their accounts each month for as long as they live. Also, should we ever need you, you would be on call. Same goes if you need us. The access number you receive will be yours alone. Furthermore, should our communication codes change, yours will stay the same so you won’t have any problems calling. It’d probably be best this way, unless you can do as James said.”
“You have as much time as you need to say goodbye to those you wish, but someone else will be taking over your duties. I’m sure you understand.”
She sighed again. “Yes...” Then started walking out. “I wonder if I will find someone that makes me feel like he made me feel.”
“And that was everything, 007. I felt you should know. As you know however, I’m not in the habit of divulging private conversations. So please don’t announce it. Now, on to this new problem that has arisen...”
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Bond shook his head. She didn’t have to leave. He’d have acted the same toward her. Then again however, her son wouldn’t have been born if she hadn’t found someone to marry. Then where would Buffy be? Zeppo he was, but he kept her alive for them all. Despite the fact he did it out of friendship, and from what James understood a little bit of a crush as well.
James turned toward the sound of a Mercedes being driven above the speed limit. Around fifteen miles above it. He grinned. Xander was definitely a happy teenager, in spite of everything.