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Summary: The team try out a fun little trust exercise.† Things turn a little sour.
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"A trust exercise?"
"Yeah, we've been having these sessions at the VA, supposed to improve relations between the patients and the staff."
"Is this that thing where you fall backwards and the other person has to catch you?"† Face asked.
"That's right."† Murdock confirmed.† "It's kind of fun."
"Sounds good, Captain, let's give it a go."
"Well, I think in your case, big guy, we might need two people to catch you."† Murdock said, grinning a little.† He made his face serious when BA glared at him.
on over to the mats here."†
raised his hand, saying "Oo, oo, me, me."† Face rolled his eyes.†
I'll catch you first."†
"This is stupid."† BA growled.
Face nodded in agreement.† "We all know we can trust each other, what's the point of this?† Anyway, I donít trust you guys, I think you just want to see me fall on my ass."
"Yeah," BA agreed.† He and Face had their arms crossed defensively, frowning at Hannibal and Murdock.
you believe these guys?"†
suspicious," Murdock said.† He and
Hannibal swapped positions and
"C'mon, BA, your turn."† Reluctantly BA moved onto the mat.
both catch you,"
BA scowled at this.† "If you guys drop me I'll kick your butts so far you'll have to catch a train back."
"We're not gonna drop you," Murdock said, "Quit stalling."
BA gave a long-suffering sigh and stood with his back to them.† He glanced over his shoulder.
"Is the fool ready?"
"Yes, the fool's ready."† Murdock said,† "Now fall will you, you big ugly mudsucker."
Face closed his eyes, fearing the worst, as BA fell backwards.
"See, BA, no problem."† The other two men hauled him back onto his feet.† "Though I'm glad you left your gold in the locker room."† He turned to the lieutenant.† "Okay, Face, now you and Murdock catch him."
Face looked thoughtful for a moment, then he smiled, said "Sure, this seems fun after all.† Let's do it."
And for the next few minutes they did several "exercises".† Face had suddenly become very enthusiastic about it.† Eventually though he said. "Thatís been really useful, but you know, I have a date in like an hour.† I'd better hit the showers."
"Busted!"† Murdock said, grinning.
pulled his arm away from
"I really do have to rush."
"Not till you do one fall.† We'll all catch you."† He had become quite serious.
"Why the hell should I need to prove it?"† Face asked, his voice becoming suddenly angry.† "After all weíve been through, why should I need to play some stupid game to prove what you all know?"
BA looked down, embarrassed.
"What, because I wonít play some silly game?"† Face asked, furious now, "Which I just
know is a set up to make me fall on my ass so you can all have a good
laugh."† He stepped towards
"Okay, that's enough."† Murdock stepped forward, between them.† "Face, you donít want to be late for that date, do you?"† Face backed off then turned as if to go to the locker room.
right.† No mat.† If you hit the floor you could really be
hurt."† Murdock and BA watched with
bated breath as Face walked up to
"I don't know if I can."† He said quietly.
closed his eyes and finally he let go, let himself fall backwards.†
"Thanks, Face."† He said.† Face put his head down.
"I know, kid.† And maybe you were right.† Maybe we would have let you fall on your ass on the mat, just for the joke.† But you know we'll always catch you when it really counts, donít you?"
"Yes," His voice was almost a whisper.
"Wish I'd never suggested it."† Murdock said, with a sigh.
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