The Captain's eyes were wide with shock. He hadn't been prepared for this kind of ambush. He just stood there looking around the room at his captors. They stood grinning back at him.
They had tricked him. They had LIED to him. He had let his guard down for a little while, and they had grabbed the opportunity. Now his fate was dancing before his eyes. He took a long look at the flaming object that was held in front of him. It glowed feverishly, taunting him. He knew he had to do something, but he didn't know what.
"Murdock? Aren't you going to say anything?" asked Face.
"Yeah! What's wrong with you suckah?" BA growled, " Ain't you ever been to a surprise party?"
The Captain grinned brightly at his friends. He was glad that they had fooled him. "You guys are the greatest." After a deep breath, he blew out the candles that had taunted him so.
Hannibal placed a hand on Murdock's shoulder and flashed a winning smile. Chuckling he said, "I love it when a birthday comes together!"