Archive to Pros Lib: Yes please
Word count: 20,794
Summary: When tragedy strikes, SAS Sergeant Bodie blames himself entirely. Crushed by guilt, he leaves the army and turns his back on life, until one day a Major Cowley asks for his help. A man called Raymond Doyle has been taken prisoner by the Russians in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan, and Cowley needs him rescued and brought back to the UK. Bodie agrees to go to Afghanistan and try and rescue this idiot who's got himself imprisoned. But when he meets him, it turns out the idiot is not quite what Bodie was expecting. In fact, this Raymond Doyle does some rescuing of his own, in more ways than one.
Notes: This story started life back in 2008. It was about 8k words of skeletal story, which then languished in a WIP Folder on my various laptops over the years. The Big Bang seemed the perfect incentive to build on what I'd already written (well, some of it, anyway!) and try and make a complete story from it.
Huge thanks to shooting2kill for being such a fantastic beta, to mella68 for the gorgeous art, and to the Big Bang mods for organising everything so brilliantly and running the show so smoothly!
The title is taken from Take That's The Flood.
Link to Fic: Here at AO3