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Because Of You
By Terri Spencer
Summery: Face angsts beside a wounded
Warning: Not beta Read. Also, so sappy at times that if can cause cancer in lab rats.
Notes: I was going to write this story and post it on Dirk Benedict's birthday. As you may have noticed, I missed that by a long shot! So instead, I decided to post it on the 10th Anniversary of George Peppard's death. I hope that fan's of Mr. Peppard like it. Mr. Peppard was a gifted actor.
On a personal note, some of what I say in this story are memories I had of my Dad, who died a year ago, April 26. I often teased Dad, the same way that Face teases
I hope that you enjoy it.
Story Copywrited by Teresa Spencer, May 6, 2004.
Song "The Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me" was written and copywrited by Mim Weatherly. It was recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips, and it entered the Billboard Top 40 week of
ATeam and it's characters belong to Stephen J. Cannell. So please don't sue me, I have nothing anyway.
It's All Because
Templeton "Faceman" Peck silently entered the small room, carrying a newspaper in his right hand. He glanced at the man laying unconscious on the bed, with bandages taped to his stomach and chest. Face bit back a sob as he struggled with his emotions. But it was a lost cause. Tears rolled down his face as he went to stand beside the bedside of his injured friend. "I'm sorry,
The mission was supposed to be an easy one. Some developing
company had been threatening a family, and the Team had been hired to help out.
No big deal. These missions had become routine for Face by now, and he knew
what to do. Or so he thought. He had been thinking about his upcoming date with
Carrie when he should have been watching for unfriendlies.
A fire fight had broken out, and
The team had quickly loaded
That had been three days ago. Twice
The news that
"I DONT WANT TA HEAR IT! IT SHOULD BE YOU LYING THERE!
"WHAT IN TAR NATION IS GOING ON OUT
HERE?!" Maggie yelled. "BA, PUT FACE DOWN THIS INSTANT!"
BA reluctantly put Face down, and turned to see Maggie.
Maggie's eyes were ablaze, and she ordered BA and Murdock out of the office.
"You need to do a little cleanup anyway with that family, don't you?"
Murdock nodded his head. Like BA, he was also furious at Face for letting his guard down, and was quietly cheering the big guy on. But like BA, he didn't also didn't want to mess with Maggie Sullivan, who was protecting Face like a Mama Bear protecting her cub.
Murdock wanted to get away from Bad Rock for a few hours, anyway. The team had been hired to do a job, and he and BA were going to complete it. "Come on, Big Guy," he said to BA. "Maggie's right, we do need to take care of that family.
"Take care of Hannibal, Maggie. BA and I will be back
before you know it." Maggie nodded her head, and Murdock focused on Face.
"YOU stay away from him! You have caused enough damage!" Saying that, Murdock turned on his heel and walked to the van,
followed by BA.
After the van drove out of sight, Maggie turned to Face.
"BA and Murdock have forgotten that this is MY home, MY office, and MY
patient. Go in and sit with
So here Face was, sitting next to his commanding officers
bed, clutching a newspaper in his hand. He wasn't sure why he had brought the
paper in. Maybe it was to read the financial page during his vigil, or maybe it
was to read to
After trying to read the paper for fifteen minutes, and not succeeding, Face put the newspaper aside. He looked at
Maybe because when he was awake,
Without missing a beat, Face quipped; "Yeah? Well, it's
a very GRAY BLONDE." He laughed as he backed away, then turned and fled.
That night, as the rest of the team had drinks in the O club, Face was on his hands and knees in the latrine, cleaning it with his brand new toothbrush and wondering when he was going to learn to keep his big mouth shut.
Face continued stroking
I've had my share
Of life's ups and downs.
But Fate's been kind.
The downs have been few.
I guess you could say,
That I've been lucky.
I guess you could say,
That it's all because of you!
If anyone should ever write my life's story,
For whatever reason there might be.
Oooo, You'll be there, between each line of pain and glory.
'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me!
You're the best thing that ever happened to me!
Ah, you're the best thing that ever happened to me.
Oh, there have been times when times were hard
But always somehow I made it, I made it through.
'Cause for every moment that I spent hurting
There was a moment that I spent, ah, just loving you.
If anyone should ever write my life story
For whatever reason there might be
Oh, you'll be there between each line o pain and glory
'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me
Oh, you're the best thing that ever happened to me.
I know, you're the best thing, oh, that ever happened to me.
Overcome with emotions, Face put his head down on the bed, and cried himself to sleep. He never saw Maggie wipe away tears from her eyes as she left the room. And he never felt a strong hand leave his own, and start slowly stroking his hair.
Later that day, Murdock and BA came back. Between the two of them, they were able to complete the mission successfully. They were stunned to find
"Ssshh, don't wake him," he said weakly. "He's had a rough few days."
Before either man could protest, Maggie shooed them out. "
As he heard his girlfriend talking,
"I know, kid."
The eyes closed, then came open
"I meant every word."
"Every word of what, Kid?"
There was a sleepy yawn from his younger friend. "The song,
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