I decided to write this story as I am a massive fan of Judi Dench as M and the ending of Skyfall was admittedly good but also very wrong. Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I have enjoyed keeping her amazing character alive.


The gunman dropped dead.

As she began moving over to check if he was dead Bond came running into the room.

"You okay?" He asked whilst checking the area as he moved closer to the deceased gunman . Two shots to the chest and one to the head was very impressive in Bond's eyes. The fact that M had managed it made him believe there was definitely more to the supposed 'Evil Queen of Numbers'.

"It's about time." Came the curt reply. "Where have you been?"

"Helping Kincaid. Nice shooting by the way."

"Thanks. I can do more than play politics you know." Whilst giving him her usual glare when he tries to push her buttons. For a woman who was a good 20 years older and 2 feet shorter, she had always been able to rein him in with just a look.

"He's not here."

"Who's not here?" Asked a confused M.

"Silva. He's not here."

Hearing the sound of music, Bond peered through a crack in the boarded windows.

"Damn. Go to the kitchen with Kincaid." Ordered Bond.

As M and Kincaid moved to relative safety, Bond realised he needed a new plan and fast. Unfortunately his mind kept wanting him to stay with M.

"Focus you fool. If you don't figure this out she won't be safe." Thought Bond.

Running through to the kitchen whilst being chased by a hail of bullets does wonders for the imagination as he knew what he needed to do.

"You two. Into the tunnel." Ordered Bond. "Go to the chapel as quick as you can. I'll meet you there."

"Bond!" Shouts M over the din of gun fire. "Be careful." Is all she says before entering the tunnel, but it's the concern and fear for his safety in her eyes that grounds him to the spot.

Running through his now burning past, he realises that he can finally do what he couldn't do when he was a child. Save his mother, or who he now sees as a mother figure.

With a renewed sense of determination he lights the fuse to the dynamite and runs. He runs to go make sure that what he sees as his only family is safe from her own haunted past.

AN - If you haven't seen Skyfall I don't want to spoil the ending for you but in this scene in the movie she gets shot so my story goes AU from here. I know it's not much to go on but I'll upload the next chapter soon.