Cheers Dustin! - As Moonraker is my favorite Fleming novel, and Gala Brand (or a variation of her) is part of my own fan-fic universe, I really enjoyed your offering here.
Nice style and nice time frame - Appreciated the marking it with nod to Deighton (the "Game, Set and Match" trilogy is one my other favorites) so you've put us in 1983 IIRC on the book. Have to check my own copy - which BTW - I also purchased at an airport bookshop. Gave me a good laugh.
Your idea here that Gala and Bond did finally manage to meet up again after Moonraker at least the once is a really great notion and well executed.
Thanks for this bit. If I should think of an appropriate title, I'll let you know.