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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Author: Monte


Rating: PG

Copyright: July 5, 2004

Warnings: Sad song

Disclaimer: I don't own the A-Team or Col. Decker. I do this for fun, cause I sure ain't getting any money from it.

Comments: Always welcome



Colonel Rod Decker let his eyes wander over the milling crowd, trying to spot any members of the elusive A-Team. They had been reported to be in the area and Decker couldn't pass up a chance at capturing the men. Keeping a sharp lookout, he decided to make his way over to the ampitheater. As the singer finished his song and smiled at the applause, Decker scanned the faces of the audience.


A grey haired janitor stood nearby, leaning against his broom. "He's on of my favorite performers, that boy is. Canadian fella, from up in British Columbia. I do like that song he just sang. Forest fires and hazard pay," he cackled a moment. "They should give me hazard pay for some of the messes I've had to clean up around here."


Decker barely glanced at him as he continued. "Now this next song David's gonna sing, it's gotta be my all time favorite of his. You listen real close and tell me what you think."


Both men were silent as they listened to the young man as he began to strum his guitar again. The melody was smooth but it had a haunting undertone. Decker got lost in the story that was presented. A song about a teenage girl and the young man she fell in love with. They were going to be married, everyone was happy, everything was planned right down to the forget-me-nots on the wedding cake. Her name was Jenny and everyone just called him Alex. He had gotten a job working at the same company as Jenny's dad Phil.


A cold shiver ran up Decker's spine as David sang how Alex was in an accident one morning at work. Phil had raced him to the hospital but the doctor said it was too late. Jenny sat up all night in the hospital with her dad waiting nearby. When morning broke, she called to him. The one thing she wanted was to see the place where Alex had fallen. Together they had returned to the place of the accident. The final line of the song struck Decker to the core. On the ground, coated with Alex's dried blood was a patch of pale blue forget-me-nots.


The audience broke out in applause as the song ended. Decker quietly contemplated the words he had heard. "He sang with such emotion. It's almost as if it were real."


"It was real. David is Jenny's cousin. You see that young gal over there in the green dress by the lady in blue? That's his other cousin Tina, Jenny's younger sister. The lady in blue is Rachel, Tina and Jenny's mom and Phil's wife. They've come down every day that David's played."


Decker shook his head, "Tragic thing to happen to someone so young."


"Yep, it was. Now if you'll excuse me. I've got to get back to work."


Decker nodded absently as the janitor shuffled away, pausing momentarily to light a cigar. He stayed to listen to the rest of the songs David played before returning to his search for Smith and his men.


The janitor slipped behind some storage sheds and pulled off his wig and false teeth. He chuckled as he stepped into the black and grey van where his friends waited.


"Really, Hannibal. Did you have to stand there and have a conversation with Decker?"


Hannibal grinned around his cigar. "Take it easy, Face. He wouldn't have known it was me if I'd called him by name. I told you hiding in the open was a great plan."


"Man, you're crazier than Murdock," BA said as he started up the van.


Murdock frowned at him, "Hey, I resemble that remark."


Hannibal chuckled again, "I love it when a plan comes together."





Forget Me Not by Monte



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