Title: Desperately Seeking Sarah (Part 1) Author: Daphne E-mail: Srtaborradora84@yahoo.com Archive: Let me know if you do Disclaimer: I don't owe them and I have no money so don't sue me. Category: Action, JAGfic, eventually H/M Romance Rating: PG-13 Summary: When Top Secret files get stolen from the Air Force, they recruit Mac to help them get them back. But when she gets stuck in the middle of a deal gone bad, how will she get out? I think the title's a spoiler in itself, lol. Spoilers: Picks up.I guess near 'Shifting Sands' in regards to the state of their occupations and their relationships Author Note: (1) Most of my other works have been, well.shippery to the core. And while this will eventually get there, I thought I'd try something a little different. So, let me know if I should go back lol. This is what happens when ALL your classes in college are BORING!! (2) I'm currently in the Air Force ROTC so yes, Gen. Jumper is really our Chief of Staff and yes there really are bases where I said there are. (

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0330; 31 October 2003 BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE DENVER COLORADO

Major Evans sighed as he stood and stretched, his old body cracking and popping as he did so. He looked over at the calendar on the wall. "Not much longer until I can finally retire." A weary smile crept across his worn face. He'd been counting down the days for months now, maybe even years. He loved the service, but was more than ready to relax. The stress was starting to get to him, especially now.

He stared down at the keys on his belt loop. When he'd enlisted, he'd had dreams of grandeur, saving the world, and what-not. He certainly never pictured himself guarding the keys to a vault that contained 'Top Secret' files. But now that was his job and he wasn't going to complain. He signed a contract stating that he'd do whatever was needed. He'd taken an oath knowing that one of the Air Force's core values was 'service before self.'

So, he sat there night after night. His gun was always ready for anyone that tried to take the keys from him. He looked over at the clock. "Thank God." He mumbled to himself. The day shift would be there soon to relieve him of his duties and he'd be one day closer to R-day which was how his last day was written in his planner.

When the phone rang, he grumbled and picked up the receiver. "Major Evans."

A frantic voice came over the line. "Major, we have a situation. Someone killed Captain Myers. They took the combination to the vault and we have reason to believe that-.." The line went dead and the lights went out.

The Major's hand moved immediately to the gun at his hip, but before he could draw it, the deafening sound of gun fire filled the room. He slumped forward, sprawling across the desk.

A figure dressed all in black came up behind the now lifeless Major. "I guess your retirement came sooner than you'd expected." The sadistic laugh filled the room. He took the keys and silently left the room.

MEANWHILE AT AIR FORCE HEAD QUARTERS

The young lieutenant slowly hung up the phone. "Sir, the line went dead."

The normally collected General's face paled. "We have to get those files back. If they fell into the wrong hands." He rubbed the bridge of his nose. ".God help us all."

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