Rating: F15 (or whatever)
Fandoms: Angel/James Bond (post Die Another Day)
Disclaimer: Fred belongs to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. James Bond belongs to MGM/UA, and whoever the heck else owns him.
Author's Note: Prompt #029 "Letter" from TTH 100_2
His appearance was impeccable – Savile Row suit neatly pressed, Church’s loafers flawlessly shined, hair perfectly coiffed. Just what Fred would have expected from MI6’s top agent, 007 himself, James Bond.
“Mr. Bond, over here, if you please.” Fred called, catching his attention as he strolled through the room.
Bond stared, startled for a minute by the appearance of the skinny brunette in Q’s lab – and she was an American, to boot. “You’re not Q,” he accused.
“Q refuses to work with you anymore. Something about having no respect for his work…”
“I respected him…” Bond protested.
“I’m sure you did,” Fred said patronizingly.
Bond smiled. Though he’d gotten used to his somewhat antagonistic relationship with Q, he wasn’t going to object to replacing him with a beautiful young woman. “I can’t say I oppose the change in personnel. You, madam, brighten up the room just by being in it.”
“Save it.” Fred rolled her eyes at his blatantly obvious come-on. “I’ve heard about the famous James Bond charm, and I have no intention of becoming one of your conquests. You may be able to charm half the female agents of MI6 into your bed, but I’m not falling for it.”
“I assure you—“
She silenced him with a look.
“Who are you?” Bond asked. It had been a long time since a woman had so effectively cut him off at his knees. He liked her.
“Let’s just say you can call me ‘W.’”
“W?” James asked. “What happened to R, S, T, U and V?”
Fred sighed loudly. “No wonder Q quit. You are incorrigible.”
He smiled. “It’s one of my finest qualities.”
“Can we get down to business please?”
“Hot date?” he smirked.
“Places to go, creatures to decapitate,” she tossed off with a smile. “Now, about your car.”
Bond knew that this strange American wouldn’t be one to underestimate. He smiled. Made the chase just that much fun.