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Everybody's got a right to his own stupidity
Summary: A team member needs help to get out. An answer to a challenge from Viskey on the Story Board 2 list.
Warnings: It’s quite short. And <gasp> there’s some teasing in it.
Comments: The more the better
Disclaimer: I don’t own The A-Team.
Copyright: Sarah Diaz 2003
Everybody’s got a right to his own stupidity
He groaned. It just wasn't possible! How could he have been so stupid? So careless!?
Here he was, sitting in a cell, waiting for Decker to turn up and bring him in. And this time, he had no possible way to get out on his own. He sure had tried. Everything he could think of! So here he sat, on this hard excuse for a bed, with his head leaning on the cold stonewall behind him.
Thinking of this embarrassing capture. ‘Really, the others will have a field day over this!’
Especially after all the sermons he had given Face! After all the warnings he had dished out to his men! And what did he go and do? Got caught with one of the oldest tricks in the world!
He, John '
But really, it could have happen to anyone! After all, he had just wanted to help the poor woman! That she was beautiful and just the right age for him had absolutely nothing to do with his offer to help. He had seen how that man had harassed her, right in front of the film studio he was currently working in. She had asked the man to leave her alone but the scumbag hadn't listened. So he had helped her to convince the goon that it would be better for his health to leave the lady alone.
After all, no real gentleman could ignore a lady in distress. And to take her home when she asked him to was natural as well. After all, she must have felt much safer with having someone accompany her to make sure the idiot wasn’t waiting for her there. He probably would have followed her anyway; just to make sure she got home safely.
They had chatted
politely on the short trip to her apartment. She was quite an intelligent
Then, when she had
asked him to come up for a cup of coffee as a gesture of her gratitude, who was
he to deny such a nice offer? Sure, he should have noticed something wasn't
right, when she had addressed him as
They had been waiting
for him, hidden in her bedroom. As soon as he sat down, six MP's surrounded
him, guns drawn. The best of all was that
Now he sat here, waiting for Decker to arrive. He had been very surprised that his old nemesis hadn't been there for the take down. One would think that a man as intent on capturing the A-Team would not miss the great final showdown for anything in the world. But as he’d learned, he hadn’t had much of a choice there. One of the officers had been kind enough to inform him that Colonel Decker and Captain Crane had been called to an emergency and that they were to imprison him in the closest facility to await the Colonel's arrival.
But Decker of course
wanted the glory of a big capture. And letting the leader of the famous A-Team
be brought in without the great and smart Colonel Decker would not be very
On the other hand, he had been smart enough to trick him. And so far the chances for escape were pretty much non-existent.
Suddenly, the door to the cell room was pushed open with determination. In strolled a tall man in a Colonel's uniform. Dancing after him was the captain, who had been in charge of his capture.
"But Sir, you just can't"
The Colonel turned around and looked at him incredulously. "You are in absolutely no position to tell me what I can and what I can't Captain. In fact, for this I could bring you up on charges for insubordination!"
At these words the Captain paled. "I'm sorry Sir, but Colonel Decker gave very specific orders to not release this man to anyone else than him or Captain Crane. So you really can't"
"Enough now Captain!", bellowed the Colonel. "You will open this door immediately and release this man to my custody. My orders are to bring Colonel Smith here to the base immediately. With his history we can't risk him being in such a poor excuse for a cell with almost no security any longer. He's highly dangerous and needs to be put away more securely."
But the captain was
"What are you waiting for Captain?! I gave you an order! Or do you want a court martial for not following orders too?", asked the impatient officer with raised eyebrows.
After a further moment
of hesitation the Captain nodded and opened the door to
The colonel turned on his heels and barked a curt "Follow me!".
He led them through
the station and out the back door. There a military prison transport waited
with it’s engine idling, the driver already behind the
wheel, ready to drive off as soon as the prisoner was secured inside. The Team
of MP's were guarding the short path from the door to the car. One man stood
right beside the open backdoor of the transport, silently waiting for the
prisoner to get in. As soon as
They drove silently for a good fifteen minutes before he felt the car stopping. The door was flung open and revealed the grinning faces of BA and Murdock.
They were at a parking
lot above the beach, their van right beside the military transport. After a
quick glance around,
But his Captain just shrugged while he took off the fake mustache and the wig. "I learned from the best."
Countless ruthless criminals had almost wet their pants in the face of such a threatening adversary. Face just laughed but he at least turned around and headed to the van without another comment.
BA grinned. "We'll just follow your example then Colonel."
Frowning he turned to Murdock who was still at his side. He raised his eyebrows questioningly. "What? No smart comment from you?"
Again, Murdock just shrugged and smiled. "Everybody's got a right to his own stupidity. Even the famous leader of the A-Team." And he too left him standing there, to join his friends in the van.
For a moment
Still grinning and feeling much better he slowly walked to the van and got in his seat.
BA pulled out of the
parking lot while
Leaning back again he smiled contently, imaging Decker's rage when he discovered he had yet again lost a member of the A-Team. Yep, he loves it when a plan comes together - even if it wasn’t his own.
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