All you really need to know by way of canon for this story is that James Bond is a secret agent and M is his boss. If this is news to you, I welcome you to our planet. No spoilers beyond what's in the first bit of the nice shiny trailer.
It may also help to know that:
a) Daniel Craig is ridiculously hot.
b) Judi Dench is fabulous.
You should also go see Casino Royale if you haven't already. And then write me fanfic with the new Bond in it. With anyone. Seriously, I want him foiling a plot of the Brotherhood of Mutants, or stumbling into Princeton-Plainsboro with gunshot wounds and mysterious poisoning, or having smoking hot sex with Veronica Mars. Anything!
Queen of Spades (3,977 words)
Casino Royale, Bond/M
Many thanks to cesperanza and kassrachel and giddygeek for beta!
"Bond," M said, as he paused in the doorway to hear her out, "the next time you do something like this will be once too many."
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