19 Works in James Murray (The Thick of It)

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    Malcolm owns a coffee shop

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    Nicola just wanted a loaf of seeded brown bread and an Alan Rickman marathon.

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    Nicola is a little worse for wear the night before her anniversary. Malcolm is a little worse for wear the next morning.

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    Nicola Murray was running along the corridor of the building, checking the names on the door plates and swearing under her breath as she went on. "Damn it, damn it, damn everything! Where is his fucking flat? 'Carter'..., wrong, 'Williams'..., no..., 'Reeder'..., oh, that's the right one!" And so she pushed the bell button next to the door.

    And that's the beginning of a really romantic love story between a politician and her adviser...or is it?

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    Nicola Murray's story in her own voice.

    Starting at the reshuffle of 2009.

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    3/?
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    In which Nicola Murray struggles to run a restaurant and Malcolm Tucker is the Sommelier from hell.

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    This is an alternate Austen-inspired universe with a very competent Nicola, fluff and a little smut.

     Sorry. This is all about literature. Serioufuckingly.

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    “And seeing him like that, as an actual person, had given her a little, almost voyeuristic thrill. It was like she’d stopped at his home after hours and found him rumpled and domestic in a ‘FELLATE THE COOK’ apron. And it suited him so well that she realised that this was the real Malcolm, not the angry harbinger of doom that Whitehall forced him to be.”

     

     

    An AU in which Nicola divorces James after Eastbourne, Malcolm takes her under his wing and tries to make something of her as a Minister, and she and Malcolm rekindle what they started in Eastbourne. But it’s not long before everything goes pear-shaped and they have to choose the one thing that’ll keep them employed and out of the tabloids.

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    "You're the one I want, you're my number one. And you've turned down every hand that has beckoned me to come."

    When Nicola is uncharacteristically cheery and declines to attend a work event because James is taking her out for their anniversary, Malcolm is sure something is up. It turns out he's right.

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    Malcolm seeks out Nicola for a conversation that they've been close to having a number of times now. The only problem is that James, her now ex-husband, shows up.

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    There came a knock at the door around dinnertime. Luckily enough, Nicola had already had an early dinner with her family. She wandered over towards the door, peeping through the glass first before pulling the door open.

    “Malcolm? I… What are you doing here?”

    It was Saturday. Yesterday had been the party at Julius’ home. Yesterday they’d almost kissed. Again. Yet yesterday felt so far away. 

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    An alternative version of Nicola and Malcolm's first meeting at a Party Conference before Nicola starts at DoSAC. They both just really need to talk to someone and enjoy a moment of near sanity in the shit storm of politics, this includes getting bit tipsy and dancing together.

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    After a conference goes rather well, along with a fantastic speech that Nicola manages to deliver, Malcolm finds that something has left her devastated. She's found out that her husband is cheating. She's always suspected, but now she's learned the hard way.

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    “I don’t know where I ever went wrong,” murmured Nicola, forehead resting on Malcolm’s shoulder now as she began to cry again. “I don’t regret any of it because of my children. You know?” She drew back for a moment, just enough to see his face, asking, “Were you ever married? I know you wear a ring but…”

    This was bordering on extremely fucking uncomfortable for him. But that look on her face asked for honesty, and though he never talked about his personal life with others, he answered honestly, “I was. She died.”

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    Nicola has a good feeling about this evening, despite the fact that Malcolm is insisting on tagging along. She and Glenn had spent a whole afternoon working on her speech earlier in the week (a funny speech, for a change), she’ll get to spend some all-too-rare time with her sister, and hopefully Jean will act as a buffer between Malcolm and his unique brand of ‘moral support’.

    Secretary of State Nicola Murray is representing HM Government at the Excellence in Policing Awards. Her sister, Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent, is one of the award winners. Malcolm Tucker is in attendance to make sure it all goes to plan. What could possibly go wrong?

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    Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way

    A series of one shots from the perspectives of the Murray children, filling in some of the gaps in Whatever the lady wants. Because kids see everything, even if they can't always make sense of it.

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    Chapters:
    5/5
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    That fucking ungrateful shit! He’s been busting his balls for Tom for years because, despite his many and glaring inadequacies, he’s the least worst leadership prospect the Party has. And in return the traitorous bastard is bringing back that rat Fleming in the deluded belief that anyone could do a better job than Malcolm has at stopping this fucking useless Government from eating itself alive.

    “Judas!” he screams, drawing a small measure of satisfaction from the sound his mug makes as it shatters against the wood panelling. A trail of brackish coffee drips down the antique oak. Irreplaceable, two hundred year-old panelling. He couldn’t give a shit.

    In which Malcolm and Nicola struggle to cling on to their jobs and their sanity. The last installment in the Occasional flashes of competence series.

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    "She wonders whether all those people that think she's so bloody smug would leave her alone if they knew what her life is really like. But she’s already been in the public eye long enough to know that they'd probably just mock her even more. Haha Nicola Murray’s life’s a mess and haha she’s brought it all on herself and haha she deserves everything that she gets. She’s a useless wife and a useless politician and a useless mother."

    In which Nicola's family life gets very complicated and Malcolm tries to contain the fallout. Rated M for canon-typical language and references to drug abuse and violence.

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    "I-" Nicola stares at him with a baffled, panicky look on her face and then makes a dash for the door, shoving him out of the way in her haste.

    "Don't you fuckin' run away from me!" he shouts, following her at a walk as she dashes across the office in the direction of the ladies. "And don't try to hide from me in the fuckin' toilet! Do you really think I'm goin' to let that come between you and the bollockin' of your life?!"

    In which Nicola needs a friend and Malcolm comes over all Carole King.

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    Chapters:
    5/5
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    "Go to bed, ye'll feel better in the morning."

    She hugs him with such suddenness and such ferocity that it's all that he can do to stay on his feet. "Thanks Malcolm," she mumbles into his chest.

    "Wha' for?"

    "For not being a dick."

    He chuckles. "Yeah, well even God took a day off every now and then."

    In which Malcolm and Nicola spend most of the Party Christmas party in a stairwell. Rated T for canon-typical language and violence.

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    His eye is caught by a couple leaving the bar. The man is a fucking mountain - six foot three at least with the heavyset build and absent neck of someone who spends most of his leisure time on the rugby field and the rest mainlining steak. Beside him is a woman in an understated green dress and a chignon who, he realises with surprise, is Nicola Murray. Looking elegant for once, and not as though she chose her outfit from the bargain bin in a fancy-dress shop.  

    They are standing facing away from him, so Malcolm is afforded the opportunity to watch the Murrays in the wild without being seen. He's never met James Murray, but given that every interaction he has ever seen Nicola having with her husband has involved her swearing down the phone, he’s curious to observe him in the flesh. 

    In which James Murray finally makes it to an official event and Malcolm takes it upon himself to brief the neckless wonder on his duties as a political spouse. Rated T for canon-typical language.

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    1/1
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    63
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    2
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    691

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