Covert Operations (Sentinel story)
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It was published in The Alternate Sentinel and is online.
Trying to work his way through college, young Blair signs up for the military and gets sent as the translator on a fateful mission with a certain covert ops team.
Reactions and Reviews
Ohhhh.... loved it! I read this one at the airport in San Fran and over the Arizona desert! Excellent plot. Jim and his team head out on their ill-fated mission to Peru. Their 'chopper is shot down and most of the crew dies. Two men survive for a few days, but soon die. Leaving only Jim Ellison and his Chopec interpreter, Blair Sandburg, to carry on the mission! Very in character for an AU, I thought! First time, too! Yeehaw. Ahem.. sorry I get carried away sometimes....
All the fun of an army romance, a jungle adventure, destiny, and love -- all in one! 
Chrissie, you are sooooo good. I had read some of this when she was writing it, but didn't get to see the finished version and I'm so glad I have it. It's one of those you'll read over and over again. I loved it. Very exciting and angsty, my two favorite things in the world. And let's not forget the romance and just all out hot sex. LOL! Yup, everyone will love this one. I have no doubt.
This particular AU (I really like them, if you can't tell) asks what might have happened if Blair had been a young soldier assigned to Jim's Rangers team as a translator. It's a gritty, tense read, with a satisfying conclusion.