You will probably all be cursing me right now as I have now brought 3 stories to an end. The truth is, I don't know where to take them. I'm not saying there won't be sequels because I promise I will try. Prosper, your idea for Marigold Hotel. I'm thinking at this exact moment. Hope you all enjoyed it and don't panic. There will be plenty of James/M stories to come. I'm no where near done yet.

Chapter 8

Mallory stood in front of them with a face like thunder. James stood up and helped M to her feet. She gasped as she stood up, rubbing her hip.

"Well, I'm waiting for an explanation M."

"I can explain Mallory." M started.

"I bloody well hope so."

"The thing is that I…."

"I love her." James interrupted.

"Bond."

"No M, I'm sorry but this is insane. This whole bloody weekend had been insane."

"You do realise M that sleeping with your Agents.."

"She's not sleeping me…well we…"

"We have James, there's no point lying now. We've been caught, I'm rather surprised you never heard us last night."

James took M to one side so as Mallory couldn't hear them.

"What the hell are you doing." He asked.

"Being honest. I meant what I said before. I do love you and I really don't care what they think. If they want to fire me then they fire me, I'm done caring."

"I'm waiting M."

James and M turned back and Mallory took a step forward.

"How long has this been going M."

"Not long."

"How long is not long."

"What does it matter how long it's been Sir. Since when was it wrong to fall in love with someone." James asked.

"You don't honestly expect me to believe that you and she are in love. She's old enough to be your Mother for god sake."

"With respect Mallory, it really isn't any of your business." M replied, angrily.

"Sir, please listen to us. After everything that happened at Skyfall with Silva, nearly losing M like we did. I made me realise just how much she meant to everyone, how much she meant to me. She's the only woman who's never left me, even through the worst times of my life and I sure as hell wasn't leaving her. Over the course of our working relationship, over time I fell in love with her, I just never noticed until now."

"We can keep work and personal separate Mallory. I managed with my Husband."

"With repsect M, your Husband didn't work with us, he does."

"If I have to leave the service to be with her then god damn it I will."

"If he leaves, I leave." M added.

"So will we."

Mallory turned around to see Bill, Eve and Q standing behind him. He noticed that Bill's arm was around Eve's shoulder.

"You two aswell." Mallory asked.

"Yes Sir. You can't help who you fall in love with after all."

Q walked over to Mallory with determination on his face.

"Sir, if I've learnt anything over the last few days, it's that you aren't as bad as you make yourself out to be. The idea of sharing a tent with you for 2 days, well the idea terrified me but you actually turned out to be okay. I feel we got on pretty good and that we can be friends. As long as the job gets done, at the end of the day Sir, what does it really matter, who's dating who. I've never seen Eve look as happy as she has the last few days and well, now I know why. As for M and Bond, I can't say I'm not shocked but I'm not that surprised either. The only time I've ever seen him cry was at the Hospital when we were told she might not make it and on her return to work, the protectiveness he showed towards her. It was obvious there was something there."

"What are you saying Q." Mallory asked.

"I'm saying that it doesn't hurt once in a while to turn a blind eye. What they're doing, Eve, Bill, Bond and M. There's nothing wrong with it. There aren't any set rules that say they can't be with one another, at least none I am aware off."

"I suppose you have a point."

"They each other, end off and this whole Team Building weekend was designed to bring us all together, to stand up for one another and if I'm not mistaken, with respect Sir. That's what we are. A Team.

Fin xx