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Flirting With Mother Nature
Disclaimer: I don't own the A-Team.
This was written in response to Fingers' Originality Challenge on the A-Team Story Board.
BA and Murdock eased Face down to the sopping wet ground. The tree branches overhead provided scant protection from the downpour.
"Don't worry about it, Face. You aren't going to get any wetter than you already are."
"Yeah, Facey, think of it as Mother Nature's way of giving you a shower."
"Shut up, Fool! It's wet and miserable and Ah don't like it."
"BA, you just need to appreciate the wonderful varied bounty that Mother Nature has to offer. This little bit of rain is just one of. . ."
"Little bit of rain! Ah don't call three hours of rain a 'little bit'!"
"It's not our place to question Mother Nature's gifts."
"Ah'll 'mother nature' you if you don't stop the jibber jabber!"
"All right, you two, settle down. BA, recon the area, see if you can spot any of Miller's men or the MP's. Murdock, find a perch somewhere and keep watch as best you can. I'm gonna take a look at Face's leg."
"I told you I'm all right. You don't have to act like such a mother hen, Hannibal."
"I'll act however I want, Lieutenant, and you're gonna lie here and rest while I do it."
Face sighed and gave in, too tired to put up much protest. "You aren't related to Mother Nature, are you? I don't care what Murdock says, being out here in the rain is not a gift from nature that I want any part of."
"Just try to rest while you can. We're gonna have to move out soon. We don't want to be out here in the open after dark."
Twenty miles was a walk in the park for the team, even on a rainy afternoon. Except, of course, it had all gone downhill when one of the guards had fired his gun wildly, and as luck would have it, had managed to actually hit something. Or rather, someone. Face.
Twenty miles suddenly seemed a lot further than it had
before. They'd been trading off, with two men supporting Face, while one walked
point. But even so, it had been slow
going. Slower, than
"Colonel? Someone's coming!"
The sergeant couldn't keep the grin off his face. "
"Good work, BA. You hear that, Lieutenant? A chariot awaits."
"I think a boat might be more appropriate, but I'll take whatever you have."
Murdock clapped BA on the back. "Oh, wise one, Mother Nature is smiling on us, after all."
"Shut up, fool! Ah don't want to hear about Mother Nature unless she's plannin' to make this rain stop and the sun come out."
"Never mind, guys, let's move out. BA, you go on ahead and get that jeep running. Murdock and I will be along with Face. I want to get to the van and then find a doctor quick as we can."
BA nodded, saying, "They better not have done anything to ma van."
"They wouldn't dare, big guy, they wouldn't dare. Mother Nature likes the van, too."
BA growled, but not too ferociously, and headed out, double-timing back to the abandoned jeep, as Hannibal and Murdock helped Face to his feet. As if on cue, the clouds parted and just the slightest hint of sunshine peeked through. It was enough to make everybody smile.
Face fished a sorry specimen out of his pocket, and said, with a bit of understatement, "Sorry, Colonel, it's kind of damp."
"Looks fine to me. Nothing's gonna dampen my spirits right now."
"Mother Nature would never let you down, Colonel, although she can be a bit of a tease sometimes," Murdock said, as they followed in BA's wake.
"She just loves a good flirt, Captain, which is why I don't understand why Face isn't on better terms with her."
"Not for long, Lieutenant, not for long."
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