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27 January 2011 @ 11:58 pm
The Unit Fic: Homeward Bound  
Written for varietypack100 Multi-Fandom Challenge
Emma DeMarais VarietyPack100 Prompt Table
Crossposted to unit_command


Title: Homeward Bound
Pairing/Characters: Mack, Jonas
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: First Responders
Summary: Prompt - Home
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


The rotors beating overhead lull Mack's adrenaline-fueled body into a state of stillness with their white noise nothingness.

He's not just dirty, he's filthy. Sinkhole sucking mud fills his boots, dried blood - not his own - still cakes his hands and there's probably more than one insect carcass slapped to death and stuck to the back of his sweaty grimy neck.

When he's in the field it's all about the mission. He registers no discomfort; he wills his focus to be complete, absolute. But when it's all over Mack's thoughts turn to the sweet pleasures of home: a hot shower, a soft bed and a warm body beside his. He wants to kiss and hug his little girls and pretend with them the worst thing in the world is a best friend who betrays a secret crush.

They're young and innocent. It's Mack's job to make sure they never have to worry about arms dealers bringing nuclear weapons onto American soil or foreign drug lords bringing their cartel wars to our shores.

The chopper landing zone's in sight with transport lined up to take them away from this god forsaken country, back to the good old U S of A. Mack can already smell the backyard barbecue grill, the pool chlorine, hear his daughters' girlish giggles...

But then Jonas shatters his reverie with the two most unwelcome words any homeward bound soldier never wants to hear.

"New orders!"

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aka DevilWoman, the Thrower of (plot)Bunniesjebbypal on January 28th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
Nice :)