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01 February 2017 @ 05:04 pm
"Find What You Love and Let It Kill" You by Metallic_Sweet  
Fandom: Skyfall (2012) (James Bond)
Pairing: M (Judi Dench)/James Bond
Title: Find What You Love and Let It Kill You
Author: Metallic_Sweet
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/574382
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 854/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: only_more_love
Special Rec: 1/20

Why This Must Be Read: This story is painfully beautiful. It's a gorgeous mix of nursery rhymes, poetry, and James Bond's thoughts and feelings. M's name isn't mentioned anywhere in the story, but every word teems with her presence. I like that the writer lets the reader fill in certain gaps; everything isn't painstakingly spelled out for you. But if you're reasonably familiar with Skyfall, you'll get it. This piece stands up to rereads; it never fails to leave me with a hollow ache for Bond -- and all that he's loved and lost.