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It's Never Easy 1-4 It is not always easy.Part 1 of 17
by Katiemarie

 

Hi guys,Here is the sequal to Brotherly love.Murdock faced his brother and
survived.But after it was all over he lost Amy and decided
to leave the VA.
Rating -PG,It may change I haven't thought it out enough.

"Thanks for the ride Hannibal,I will call ya all later"Murdock said
as he jumped out of the van.
"OK Captain,you sure about this?It will be different.It's one thing
to come with us on jobs,but to be with us all the time.It gets stressfull.You are
sure you are up to it?"Hannibal asked as Murdock
came around to the driver side window.
"Yea I am,the question is are you guys ready to take me on full time?"
Murdock asked with a grin.
"Don't know about that Captain,we'll see"Hannibal said with a laugh.
"Ok see ya later"Murdock said as he hit the side of the van,and ran
towards the VA.
Hannibal watched as his pilot went in to the Va,he could'nt help
but think how much Murdock had changed in the last few months.
It wasn't a bad change,he actually had been in reality more in the
last few weeks than in the last 10 years.Maybe facing his brother
had helped him start to heal.Or maybe this was the calm before the storm.Either way
it would be fun to watch how the team interacts on a
day in dayout basis.Especally BA.Hannibal grinned at  that thought.Hannibal looked
around as he pulled out into traffic,he didn't see any military cars.

Murdock entered the Va through the side door.He went down the hall
without a sound.He pulled out the key that Face had made him.Unlocked
his door and went in his room.He layed down on his bed and carefully
touched his stomach.It had just about healed,but it was still sore.
He was sad that things had went so badly with his brother.He had clung
to the hope that Roger had let go of his anger,and was ready to be a family.Even
after everything that happened in the past.Family was still family after all.But his
family was the team,and had been for
the last halfof his life.He looked through his mail that was on his
dresser.Mostly junk,but then he found a letter with familer handwriting.It was from
Amy.He took a deep breath and opened it.

MY DEAREST HM,
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WILL EVEN READ THIS,BUT I HOPE YOU WILL.FIRST
OF ALL I WANT TO SAY HOW TRULY SORRY I AM FOR HURTING YOU.I DO LOVE
YOU AND I NEVER EVER WOULD HURT YOU IF I COULD AVOID IT.I HAVE NEVER
BEEN AS HAPPY AS I WAS WITH YOU.YOU KNOW ME BETTER THAN I KNOW MYSELF.
I HAVE NEVER MET ANYONE AS SWEET,CARING OR HONEST AS YOU.I KNOW HM,YOU
ARE HURT AND MAD.I DON'T BLAME YOU FOR FEELING THAT WAY.I DON'T DESERVE YOUR
FORGIVENESS.BUT I STILL HOPE YOU WILL FORGIVE ME.
PLEASE TELL THE GUYS I NEVER MENT TO HURT ANY OF YOU.I DON'T KNOW IF THEY TOLD
YOU,BUT THEY CAME TO SEE ME AFTER YOU LEFT.I HAD TO TELL THEM WHAT HAPPENED.I DIDN'T
WANT TO BECAUSE I FELT AT THE TIME IT WAS BETWEEN US.I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THE GUYS
ARE TO YOU.AND I AM SORRY I TRIED TO MAKE YOU CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM AND ME.I WOULD NOT
WANT TO BE IN THAT SITUATION AND I FEEL HORRIBLE FOR PUTTING YOU IN THAT.I KNOW
THE GUYS WOULD NEVER LET ANYTHING HAPPEN TO YOU.I LOVE YOU.PLEASE BE SAFE.I HATE
THIS HM,I WANT TO BE WITH YOU.I LOVE YOU.BUT I AM SO WEAK.
I FELT MYSELF BECOMING DEPENDENT ON YOU.WHEN ROGER SHOT YOU I COULD
HAVE DIED.I WANTED TO DIE.IF YOU HAD NOT BEEN OK,I WOULD HAVE KILLED MYSELF.I DON'T
THINK I COULD TAKE THAT AGAIN.HANNIBAL ASSUMED THAT I WAS LEAVING YOU BECAUSE OF
WELL WHERE YOU LIVE AND WHY YOUR THERE.
I DIDN'T THINK AT THE TIME THAT COULD BE TRUE.BUT NOW THAT I AM BEING HONEST I HAVE
TO SAY THAT IS PARTLY THE REASON.I KNOW YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.BUT I WANT TO BE WITH YOU
ALL THE TIME.MURDOCK WHEN I WAS HELPING THE TEAM WE SPENT MORE TIME TOGTHER THAN WE
DID WHILE WE WERE DATING.I THINK I EVEN LOVED YOU THEN.I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.I
JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH .I HOPE YOU DONT HATE ME.
                            ALL MY LOVE
                             AMY

Murdock wiped his eyes as he finished the letter.He understood her pain.He did'nt
hate her.He could'nt hate her ever.No matter what happened. I will write her
later.He went to the door and yelled for the nurse.when she came to the door she
couldn't hide her surprise
at Murdocks sudden return."Hi Mr.Murdock,what can I do for you."The
nurse asked.
" Hi Emily,you look pretty today"Murdock said with a wink.Emily was one of Murdock's
regular nurse's.She was an attractive girl in her early 30's.She had blue eyes and
blond hair.The last time Face had come to break him out,Face begged Murdock to give
her his phone number
"Thank you Mr.Murdock,when did you get back.I heard you created quite
a commotion when you left."Emily said
"Na I was here the whole time,just prefecting my invisibilty power."Murdock said
with a grin."Could you get Dr.Ricter for me?"
"Sure Murdock there were orders from him to let him know right away
when you returned"Emily said as she walked away.
"Thanx Em"Murdock said and he sat back down on his bed.
 

 Its Not always easy part 2
 
 

Murdock waited for his Doctor to come.He started thinking about the
letter Amy had sent him."She loves me..I love her,but it is not fair
to her to be tied down to me,She doesn't think I am crazy.But She
still shouldn't be tied down to me."He thought to himself.
He was brought out of his thoughts by a knock on his door.
"Murdock "said Dr.Ricter as he unlocked the door and entered the room.
"What's up Doc"Murdock said with a grin as he shook the docters hand.
"It is good to have you back HM.I was getting worried.The brass
doesn't like it when one of the residents just up a leave for a few
weeks."Dr. Ricter was carefully looking over Murdock.He looked pale
and he still had some bruises on his face.They had really faded but
the doctor could still see them.
"well I am sorry if I got you in any trouble",Murdock looked down at
his feet."but I had to go.I couldn't let the problem I was having
endanger anyone else here."
"I understand why you left.But the army was not pleased Murdock.I
can't lie to you and tell you they didn't notice.You are still one of
the A -team.Don't try to tell me different.I know it was Peck who got
you.I can't protect you from the Army.You know that right.I got word
that Col.Decker is quite anxious to speak to you."Dr .ricter hated
having to tell Murdock this but he felt the Captain should know ahead
of time.
"But I thought they had cleared me?I wasn't with the team when  the
trouble went down.I Don't know anything else.I am not in contact with
the guys anymore."Murdock tried the innocent act once more.But he
knew it would not fly with with Ricter.He took his hat off and ran
his hand threw his hair."Doc Listen.My friends are innocent.They are
my family.You have to belive me."Murdock looked at the man who had
been treating him for over 10 years.
"Murdock what I think is not important.What is important is what the
army thinks.But what I do want to know is how you got all banged up?
And if there are any other injuries I should know about."Dr Ricter
said.
Murdock sighed and unzipped his jacket.He heard the doctor inhale
sharply as he lifted his shirt to show the wound in his stomach.
"Is that a gun shot wound?"
Murdock lowered his shirt and slipped his jacket back on.
"Yea its not a big deal Doc really.The guys had nothing to do with
this.I told you my brother was trying to kill me.well it is from him.
The bruises too.Please Doc don't mention this to anyone.NOmatter who
did it the army will blame the guys."Murdock had realized he was not
going to be released.He may be joining his friends on the run for
real.
"Murdock I believe you.I have always known you were still with your
unit.How else could you keep leaving here.I did some reseach a few
years back on the A-team.I believe they are innocent.But like I said
what I think is not important."Dr.Ricter leaned back on the chair
he was sitting in.
"It matters to me Doc.Well what did the army say.Are they coming for
me?"Murdock asked.
"Well I have not received any orders of you being transfered anywhere.
But I am not on the top of the list of importance if you know what I
mean."dr .Ricter could see that Murdock was worried.And he could't
blame him.
"Well than I guess requesting release from here is out of the
question huh?That is what I wanted to talk to you about."Murdock
rubbed his temples,trying to slow down the flood of thoughts buzzing
in his head.
"Yes I am sorry Murdock I really am I..."Dr .ricter was cut off by a
knock on the door.
Before anyone could say anything Decker strolled in the room followed
by Crane and 2 other men Murdock did not know.He didn't think they
were army.They were wearing suits and carring briefcases.Lawyers
Murdock thought.
"Your dismissed Doctor"Decker said quickly.
Ricter was about to object when Murdock stopped him.
"it's ok doc I am fine.But could you find Billy for me?"Murdock
slipped into his crazy self for Decker.
"OK Murdock'I will send the nurse around with your pills."
Ricter said as he left the room.
"Captain Murdock it's good to see you,"Decker sneered.He had always
believed Murdock was faking the insanity.He also knew in his bones
that Murdock was still a very active memeber of the A -Team now he
had proof.
"Colonel,what can I do for you."Murdock said as he stood infront of
Decker.Even though he hated Decker he still gave respect to the
uniform.
"Well it seems you have been missing from here for a few weeks and I
want to know where The A-Team is.I know you were with them.You can
either tell me and stay here or you can tell me in the stockade."
"You can't threaten me Decker.One I am not incontact with anyone
besides staff here.I have not seen anyone from my unit since Nam.
and I  was gone because I had a family emergency.I was in contact
with Dr.Ricter the whole time."Murdock said never breaking eye
contact with Decker.
"Then why was Peck's car seen here on the day you left"Decker asked.
He had never had a conversation with Murdock before.Atleast not where
they were both on the same planet.Usually Murdock would start
blabbering about monsters or something.
"I am sorry sir I don't know what Peck's car looks like or why it was
here.I left with my friend Amy Allen.She came and got me.I stayed
with her while I cleared up my family problem."Murdock figured a half
truth would be easier to prove than a full blown lie.He had stayed at
Amy's for some of the time after his fight with Roger.Hell the fight
happened at Amy's he thought.
"I knew it,You are still with them.I know that MS Allen had been
helping the A-Team for sometime."Decker smiled at the thought he had
him.He HAd him.
"I don't know about that Sir.Ms Allen contacted me a few years
ago.And it was about my unit.But I was unable to help her with
anything other than background from NAM.And I don't even know what I
told her.I have memory loss.I can't remeber what I had for breakfast."
Murdock was proud of how well he was handling this.Hannibal would be
proud he thought.
"What was this "Family emergency then"you record show no living kin."
Crane asked.
"I realize that Sirs,I have a older brother who was given to the state
when our mother died.He is not a well man and he attempted to kill
me.He also abducted Ms Allen.We filed a report with the police.He
discovered where I was and tried to use Amy for Bait to kill me,She
shot him before he could finish me off."Murdock lifted his jacket to
support his claim.
"I will be checking this out Captain.MArk my words."Decker said.He
could almost taste Smith.Smith trained his men well.And Murdock's
performance was award material.He was not buying it.He knew what he
knew and no amount of words from Murdock would change his mind.
"Well than I believe it is our turn to speak"Said the taller of the
two suits behind Crane.
"Captain Murdock by order the US army you are notified of a pending
inqury by a panel of judges,into your role in the robbery of the Bank
of Hanoi."The man stepped foward and handed Murdock the the legal
paper."You are to report to the Federal Building for the inqury.In
one week,"And then the two men left.
"What does this mean Colonel,I had nothing to do with this,the Army
knew where I was .I was not even a memeber of the Army for christ
sake I was an Air force Captain."Murdock could barly keep from
attacking Decker.He knew Decker was behind this.
"Murdock,You can't get out of this.If I can't have the whole A -Team
I will be happy with you."Decker smiled as he watched Murdock crumble
to the bed.
"Crane make sure the there are men posted outside Captain Murdocks
room at all times.I wouldn't want him to disapper again.OH and remove
his phone also."Decker smiled again at Murdock as he and Crane left
the room.
"OH shit,what the hell am I gonna do"Murdock thought.

It's never easy part 3
 

Amy was spending a few days at her parents.She was still very sad
about her break up with Murdock.They had been through so much.Why did
she have to be so weak.Why could'nt she just just love him and be
happy.She kept asking herself these questions as she layed on her bed.
But it was nice to be home for a few days.Her parents had been very
supportive.Even though they had never been happy with her choice of
being with A member of the A-Team,much less their insane pilot.They
had always been very nice to Murdock when he came over with her.she
knew they hoped it had just been a phase.
Amy heard the phone ring downstairs and hoped it was Murdock.When Amy
heard the knock on her door her heart lept.
"Amy it's your work"Amy's mother said.
"OH ok Mom"Amy was crestfallen."Well maybe there is a good story for
me.I could use the distraction.It will keep my mind of HM"She thought
to herself as she went to the phone.
"Hello"Amy said
"Hey Amy,got a hot tip for you"Said the voice of Bill Webber her
editor."I know you used to cover the A team.seems the army has a
inqury coming up next week."
"Wow maybe it is about a pardon"Amy could'nt help but smile at that.
Would'nt that be great.She thought
"No I dont think so,our reports are saying they are bringing charges
against another member of the unit.A Captain HM .Murdock."Bill said
"WHAT... THAT'S CRAZY"Amy couldn't belive her ears.
"Yea and so is this guy according to the history."Bill laughed
"I will be right back,give me a few hours.I want this story!"Amy said.
"Hey Amy I know you have met the other members,have you ever met this
Murdock guy?Is he really as crazy as the Army says."Bill asked
"Bill I will talk to you when I get there."Amy hung up
"I have to call Hannibal,oh my god"Amy said out loud.
"What's wrong Amy,bad news from work?"Amy's mom asked
"Yea I have a story,The army is coming after Murdock"Amy said
"Oh that's not good than huh?"Her Mom said gently.she did'nt like the
fact her only daughter was inlove with Murdock But he was a nice boy.
"Mom I need to make a call give me a minute ok"Amy said as she dialed
B.A's van.
"Joe's"answered Hannibal on the first ring.He had been expecting
Murdock to call.So they had stayed close to the van.
"Hannibal it's Amy"Amy said she was hoping he would not hang up on her
because of their last conversation.
"Yea I know I thought I made my feeling clear Ms Allen"Hannibal was
angry that she called.And he was about to hang up when he heard her
say"Hannibal please it's important,don't hang up"Amy was yelling
"Ok kid you have one minute whats so important"Hannibal asked
"I need to see you,It's about Murdock"Amy said she really did'nt want
to tell him on the phone.
"Amy just leave it alone,he isn't a toy you can play with"Hannibal
could'nt belive she was gonna keep messing with Murdock after all
that had happened.
"NO Hannibal I didn't want to tell you this on the phone,I just got a
call from my editor,the Army is going after Murdock."Amy said
" What? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AMY?"Hannibal was mad.Not
at Amy but at the Army.Why go after Murdock after all, these years.
"I was told there will be an Inqury next week.They want to bring
charges against him for the robbery I think.I don't have all the info.
Listen I am heading back to L.A as soon as I pack.Can I meet you guys
somewhere?"Amy said
"Yea call us when you get in we will try to find out more while we
wait for you."Hannibal said,he noticed the concerned eyes on him of
his men.He put a finger up to tell them to hold on.
"Hannibal..UM I am sorry about ..you know what I said before"Amy said
"it's ok Kiddo I am too"hannibal could'nt stay mad at Amy.Murdock
wasn't so why should he be.
"Give me about an hour ok"Amy said and she hung up.Went right to her
room and was packed in 5 minutes.And on her way back to LA in 10.

"What's going on Colonal?"BA asked when Hannibal hung up.
"Not good guys we got major trouble"Hannibal said as he lit a cigar.
"Well you gonna tell us or do we have to play 20 questions?"Face
asked
"The army  is having charges brought against Murdock."hannibal said.
"WHAT ?"Ba and Face said togther.
"He wasn't even with us,that's crazy he was flying recon,we had a
different pilot on that run?Ba said
" I know Sergent, I know.I think the Army is trying to flush us out.
This had Decker written all over it."Hannibal said
"Man poor Murdock,what do you think will happen Hannibal"Face
asked.He was scared for his best friend.
"I don't know Face I don't know"Hannibal said
"Should we go break him out?He was ready to go with us anyway"?Ba
asked
"The army will be all over that place"Face said
"Yea we need to talk to him,see what he wants."Hannibal said"He may
want to fight this,he does'nt have much,they already took his sanity
,and his license.I don't think he is gonna let them take his good
name."
"I will try his number,"face said as he grabbed the phone and dialed
the direct number to Murdock's room.
As the guys waited they say a sour look come over Face's features.
"It says it has been disconected"face said as he hung up.
"They took his phone away.I know he payed the bill"Ba said
"Hey Face don't you have Ricter's number?"hannibal said a gleam
in his eye.
"Yea I do,Murdock gave it to me when He was shot."Face thought about
the pain in his friends eyes after he was shot.He shook the memory
from his head and grabbed his briefcase.
"Yep here it is,555-8970.It is his office number,I have his home
number too."Face said
"OK than I think he might be of some help."Hannibal said as he rang
Ricter.
 
 

It's never easy part 4

Dr.Ricter was tired.He was mad at the way the Army was handling
Murdock.MP's at his door,following him around all the time.They even
tried to stay in the room during Murdock's private session.He was
able to put a stop to that.It had only been a day and a half since
this all started,but he knew it was taking a toll on the Captain.
He had become silent.He looked horrible.He would'nt eat.He did'nt
sleep.Ricter knew Murdock was sliding backwards.All the hard work
they had done was unravling.He had to figure out a way to put a stop
to it.
Dr.Ricter's intercom buzzed.It was his assistent."You have a call on
line one.It sounds Urgent".
"Thanks Jan put it through."
"This is Ricter"
"Dr.Ricter,this is Hannibal Smith"The voice said
"COl.John Smith?"Ricter was amazed that he would call here.
"I know you have an idea why I am calling"Hannibal said
"Captain Murdock,yes I should have expected you call,Smith"Dr .Ricter
said "So I take it you have heard"
"Yes we have a reporter who told us,How is Murdock.We tried to call
him.his phone is not working"Hannibal said,he could see why Murdock
liked this man so much he cut right to the point.
"Well Smith,I would like to say he is fine but he is not.He is under
alot of stress.I don't know how much he will be able to take before
he has another break down."Ricter said,he was not gonna suger coat
his observation.He knew how close these men were.Murdock had spoken
of Smith quite a bit.
"PLease call me Hannibal,I need to speak to Murdock,can you arrange
that?"
"Well I could lose my job,even go to jail if the army found out I
spoke to you.But I know Murdock needs to hear from you.He has a
session in an hour.Is there any way you could call back then?"Ricter
was glad he could help Murdock.Murdock didn't need a doctor right now
he needed his friends.
"Yes Doctor,I will call then thank you"Hannibal said "I know I don't
have to say this but noone can know I called"hannibal said
"And noone can know I let you"Ricter said
"Understood Doc oh and thanks,for helping Murdock all this time,he
really is much better"Hannibal said as he hung up
"Thanks"

Murdock was pacing his room,He had been unable to think of a plan to
get out of this situation.He wished he could talk to Hannibal.He
would know what to do."Damn,Murdock thought,I should have just stayed
with the guys.Not even came back"Murdock punched the wall.The MP's
outside his door turned and looked.Murdock flipped them the bird.He
didn't care.He hated having them there.They had removed his phone,and
some of his belongings.They were trying to get him to break.The army
thinks I will give up the team.They should know better.They can put
me in jail.I won't let the team down.Murdock thought.He looked out
the window and saw 4 Miltary cars in the parking lot.He was sure there
were more on the other side of the building.All staked out in hopes
of catching the team.Murdock hoped Face would not pop in when he
found out the phone was out.Well Murdock thought as he looked at his
watch,just about time to see Ricter.At least I will get a break from
my shadows.
THe orderly came to the door to take Murdock to his session.Murdock
smiled at him.It was Mike,one of Murdock's favorites.
"Hi Murdock,ready to go"Mike asked
"Yep glad to get out of the room for awhile,the walls are starting
to close in on me"Murdock said as he slipped into the straight jacket
that Mike was holding.They had never had to do this before.Murdock
always pretty much had full freedom.He was never considered a
danger.All of the staff loved Murdock.He was a breath of fresh
air,considering the other people they delt with in the
hospital.Decker had ordered the restraint when Murdock was taken out
of his room.
"Well at least they are not melting this week Murdock"Mike said with
a laugh.
"Yea that's true"Murdock faked a small laugh."If they would
melt,maybe I could get out of this mess"he thought to himself.
The MP's Walked on either side of Murdock.Each holding an
Elbow.Murdock sighed as they headed down the hall.
"Jeez guys,I feel like a school girl,having two strapping men escort
me to the dance"Murdock said and turned to wink at the guard on his
left."You know I don't kiss on the first date"Murdock said as Mike
laughed.The guards just glared in Mike's direction.He stiffled the
laugh."Keep up the wise cracks,You won't be laughing when they throw
you in jail and throw away the key"One said.
"Yea then you can be someone's date"the other laughed
"Hey why don't we take the nut out of the jacket and finish him
off,save the army some money"The bigger of the two said.He did'nt
like having to spend his day watching over a crazy man.He did'nt know
what the army wanted with this man,and he really did'nt care.He just
wanted to go back to base and have a drink.
"Yea that is a good idea"Murdock said,"but I don't think you could
finish your sentence before you hit the floor."Murdock dared them.
"Is that a threat Mr .Murdock"The smaller one said.Mike stopped
walking and was ready to get help if these two tried anything on
Murdock.Although from what he knew of the Captain he didn't think he
would need much help.
"That's Captain to you,young man.And no it is not a threat.It is a
promise."Murdock stopped walking and stared in to the MP's
eyes.Murdock sized up the two men.One was about 6 inches shorter than
himself.And not very big.Kinda thin.The other was the same height as
Murdock but not in the best of shape.He had a bit of a gut on him.To
many beers and donuts.In Murdock's opioion he knew he could take
them,alone and even with the damage to his gut.That is if they took
the Jacket off.If they did'nt he would have a bit of a problem.
Murdock could tell the 2 men were pissed off.He knew he should'nt
have started anything.The men were not armed due to the fact they
were in a hospital.It was against policy for weapons to be in the
Mental ward.But they did have Night sticks.They had stopped walking
about 20 feet from Ricter's office.The bigger of the two guards was
slowly unhooking his stick from his belt.Murdock saw it and pulled
his arm free from him.But the other was quick and grabbed it and held
Murdock infront of the Other as he pulled his stick out.
"Hey you can't do that,"Mike yelled.The gaurd pushed hard,Mike slid
across the floor on his back.
"Well wise guy what ya got to say now"He grinned as he held the stick
under Murdock's chin,
"well I would say you are a more of a pussy than I thought.Why don't
you undo this jacket,You can even keep your lille stick,"Murdock was
Not backing down.Even if he wanted to he could not,He was so angry at
the crap going on he had lost control of his mouth.
Murdocks remark was answered by a hard blow in the stomach by the
night stick.It knocked the wind of Murdock.But he didn't move.And he
never lost his gaze on the MP.Pain shot through his Stomach and went
all the way to his back.
MIke had run off to get help.he found on of the other orderlys in a
near by room,They both took off to help Murdock.
"Come on asshole,say something else"The man was yelling in Murdock's
face."
Murdock responded by spitting right on his face."Go to hell"He said
The MP punched Murdock again with the club,this time Murdock's legs
gave out .he fell to his knees.Right as he did the other one let go
and kicked him in the same place the club had hit.Murdock rolled onto
his side and got in a fetal posture.Trying to protect his wound.
 

Dr.Ricter looked at his watch,wondering what was keeping
Murdock.Hannibal would be calling any minute.Then He heard some
yelling in the hall.It sounded like fighting.he jumped up and ran out
to see what the commotion was.He opened his door and looked down the
hall to see two MP's kicking Murdock.he was on the floor,trying to
protect himself but not doing to well do to the Straight jacket.They
had kicked him in the head,the back and stomach.
Dr.Ricter ran over and pulled one off the helpless captain.At the
same time from another hallway,Two other Members of the staff came
and  jumped on the other MP.Ricter started screaming for security.
They arrived a few seconds later,having been alerted by Mike as he
ran down the hall for help.
"What the hell is going on"Ricter said
"He tried to escape."The one with the club said
"Bullshit,I was here doc,they attacked Murdock for no reason."Mike
screamed "They pushed me down and started beating Murdock."
Ricter was checking over Murdock who had not regained his breath yet.
He started to undo the jacket to see Murdock's stomach when one of
the MP's said "You can't do that it is to stay on until he is secure"
"Well I don't believe part of your orders were to beat the hell out
of him.So I don't think your orders matter to much now."Ricter was
beyond angry.
"Get them out of here,tell their commander what they did.Mike help me
get him up"Ricter ordered
Murdock had finaly gotten air back in his lungs and said "I am fine
doc.let me go.I am fine"Murdock said as he carefully stood up.he
looked down the hall at the backs of the men who hit him.he just
about took off down the hall when he felt his doctors arm on his
shoulder."NO Murdock."Ricter said
"Or what they army will arrest me.Please Doc don't try to stop me let
me at them"Murdock said as he shook the doctors hand off.
"You need to come to my office,something important is waiting."ricter
grabbed murdocks arm and pulled him towards the office.
"What is their more MP's waiting to finish the job?Murdock said with
venom.
"Come on Murdock,trust me"Ricter said
"Fine ,I will trust you but if someone screws with me again I won't
be held responsible.I am crazy like that"Murdock said.he knew he
shouldn't be taking his anger out on Ricter.But he had really had it.
His head and back were realy hurting and he was afraid his wound had
opened back up.

As they headed back to the office,they passed the desk in the waiting
room.Jan looked up from her typeing and said " You have a call on
3.MY god,Mr .Murdock what happened,Your bleeding."Jen jumped out of
her seat and ran to the men.
Murdock looked down and didn't see any blood on his shirt,then felt a
trickle of blood run down his cheek."Ahh just a scratch Maam"He said
in his texas drawl.
"Thank you Jen ,I will take the call in my office,come on Murdock"
Ricter shut the door and picked up the phone.
"Hello"
"What took so long Doc"hannibal asked he was was gonna hang up afraid
of a tap being placed on the phone.
"We had a little problem with Murdock,some MP's decided it would be
fun to use his for batting practice"Ricter said
Murdock did'nt know who Ricter was talking to,he had never taken a
call during a session before.But it was ok,Murdock realy did not feel
like talking anyway.
"Is he ok?hanibal asked"Is he there can I speak to him"
"yea here he is"Ricter said as he handed the phone to Murdock
Murdock looked at the phone like it was a snake.Ricter shook it at
him.
"Hello,"Murdock said
"Captain,you ok.what's going on"hannibal asked
"Colonel.Am I glad to hear you ,are the others there too?"Murdock
could'nt belive it was them.he felt like leaping through the phone.
"Yea we are"Murdock heard both BA and Face,must be on speaker phone
he thought.
"How's it going Cap,what is this I hear about batting
practice"hannibal asked concerned
"Ah don't worry,Two MP's didn't take kindly to my humor.You know how
MP's are.I am scared Hannibal the Army wants my hide.Please tell me
you have a plan colonel.I am gonna be Deckers trophy."Murdock was
close to breaking down.It felt great ot hear his friends voice's,but
it felt like they were a million miles away.
"Calm Down HM"Face said"We arn't gonna let the Army get you little
brother"Said BA "If I have to come in there and bust some heads I
will"BA said in a dangerous voice.
Ricter had been listening on another extension.He was moved by the
concern the others were showin Murdock.Nowonder he is so loyal.They
really are a tight group.
"Ok Murdock what did Decker say"hannibal listened as Murdock told him
about the threats Decker made,And how Murdock told him Nothing.and
about what Decker said after the Suits left.
"He said that.Man he really is reaching a all time low.getting the
Army to trump up charges just for revenge on us"Hannibal said.
"What do you want to do Murdock.Do you want to fight this"Face asked
"How Faceman.You can't fight the Army ,you guys know that.I need to
get out of here.I am dead in the air if I go infront of a judge."
"Murdock the saying is Dead in the Water"face said trying to lighten
the mood
"Hey I'm a Pilot Face,so it is the Air."Murdock said and smiled
inspite of the pain he was feeling,
Face laughed he could tell from Murdock's tone he had smiled.
"Well than we will get you out,that means you will be a fugitive like
us,are you ready for that Murdock."Hannibal asked
"Well I am even less ready for jail Hannibal,but this place is
crawling with green guys.How can I get out.You guys can't come here
it is too dangerous.And I have guards 24 hours a day."Murdock said,a
feeling of hopelessness overwhelmed him.
"Murdock don't give up,we have been in tighter spots.I have a
plan.Just be ready to go ok."Hannibal knew Murdock well enough to
know the tone in his voice was bad.
"OK colonal,I will be ready,You can count on that"MUrdock said with
force.
"You can count on us Murdock,"face said "hang in there buddy"
"K Facey ,Hey BA "Murdock said
"What fool,got no time for your jibber jabber"BA said gruffly but
smiled at the guys in the van
"Can I bunk with you?"Murdock asked with a grin
"NO!!"BA yelled
"Please"Murdock said
"NO FOOL!!!"BA couldn't help it the laugh escaped.Here Murdock had
just been roughed up and was facing a a life on the run or jail.But
he still tried to get BA mad.
"OK Murdock,we have to go,We will be in touch"Hannible said
"OK Colonal,this is Murdock flying high and laying low"Murdock
said,he wanted to stay on the phone.Talking to the guys had renewed
his strength.
"Bye Murdock'They all said
"Bye guys"Murdock said as he heard the connection end.
"Thanx Doc,Thank you so much"Murdock said as he looked at Ricter.
"You really love them don't you,They obvously think a lot of
you"Ricter said.He felt he was getting to see a different HM
Murdock.Maybe the real on.
"WE are a family.They are my only family."Murdock said with pride
"Are you gonna try to stop my escape?"Murdock asked fearfully.he knew
The doc could get in trouble if he let him go.
"NO,I don't like the idea of you leaving here.But I don't want to see
you in jail either.You would be safer with your friends."Ricter said
"Well our time is up.I feel we have made a break through,"Murdock
said
"Hey that's my line Murdock,"Ricter said with a laugh
"OK sorry doc,How about a break out than"Murdock laughed also.
When they opened the door they found 2 diffrent MP's waiting.

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