Title: Under a Vast SkyAuthor: harriganArtist: 5rin9Rating:
This story is inspired by the classic war film The Great Escape
which in turn is based on a true story. Please see additional credits at the end of the story.Word Count:
@ 32,000 - written for the 2011 spn_j2_bigbang
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World War II rages across Europe, but Jarek and Jensen are out of the fight - two downed RAF pilots who find themselves unexpected bunkmates in Stalag Luft III. Determined to escape, they spend the years behind barbed wire contributing their own unique skills to a daring mass escape attempt. Finally, on a cold, moonless night in 1944, they're among the dozens of POWs who make it out before the tunnel is discovered. Hitler is enraged and orders a ruthless manhunt, with orders to execute the recaptured airmen.
As Jarek and Jensen begin the long, dangerous journey home, secrets come out. They get separated.
After the war, Jarek tracks down his orphaned 7-year-old niece Rosie and tries to make a home with her in a Polish Resettlement Camp in England. But he's still haunted by the choice Jensen made.
I couldn't be more pleased with the wonderful art by 5rin9
! Her images are embedded in the story; and also on her LJ here
, so please go tell her how awesome she is!
And the gorgeous icon is courtesy of muffymorrigan
On to the fic! [part 1 of 4 ] [part 2 of 4 ] [part 3 of 4 ] [part 4 of 4 ]