Written by Mr. Mouseburger 21st Aug 2007
Written by shadowonthesun
Having sucessfully escaped from Le Chiffre, and with the one hundred and fifty million dollars in winnings from a poker game safely in hand, James Bond and Vesper Lynd are floating around the world contemplating quitting MI6 and settling down. The couple arrive in Venice, the two prepare to withdraw more money and collect supplies, but Vesper is disturbed by a text message.
Bond is waiting for Vesper to return with the money when he receives a phone call from M, his boss, wondering when the money will be transferred. Bond is instantly suspicious and follows Vesper to a meeting with a one-eyed man. The villains are wise to Bond's presence and drag Vesper into a nearby building that is udner construction. Bond naturally follows.
The building is home to several large balloons that are all that is keeping the building afloat, and they are soon destroyed in the resulting firefight. Vesper, meanwhile, is locked in the building's old elevator, and forced to watch on as Bond kills each of her captors. As more of the floatation balloons are destoryed, the elevator becomes unstable and is plunges into the water that is steadily filling the collapsing house.
James Bond dives into the water and frantically tries to unlock his lover's watery prison, but Vesper takes his hands and refuses to let him open the doors. Bond is forced to watch on as her lungs fill with water and by the time he is able to open the doors, Vesper has drowned. He takes her body to the surface and attempts to revive her, but fails.
Anotehr telephone conversation with M reveals that Vesper was being blackmailed into stealing the money from Bond and delivering it to the organisation responsible for funding terrorists. When asked if he wants time off to recover from Vesper's death, Bond refuses, stating that "The job's done and the bitch is dead."