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Title: Relief

Relief

Author: Mooncat

 

Rated: G

Summary: Response to 'Dear Santa' challenge on the A-Team Story Board

Warnings: None, other that it's like always not beta-read.

Disclaimer: Don't own the characters from The A-Team

Copyright: Sarah Diaz 2004

Thanks: To Viskey and Missy. Between the two of you I doubt this story could get any better!

 

 

 

Relief

 

Dear Santa,

 

Been some time, huh? Not to mention that I'm way too old now to write to Santa. Oh, don't worry.  I won't bother you… much.

 

I'm just tired of all the funny looks they send my way whenever the post guy passes by, and there never is a letter or a packet for me. Or that I never have a letter to mail home. Apparently nothing is sadder than to be far from home in the middle of a war and to not have someone waiting for you at home, worrying about you, thinking of you. So I figured that if I write something from time to time, I can get away from those looks.

 

Believe me, I've been getting so many weird looks lately that I'm prepared to do anything to be spared one more look. Somehow, having the reputation of being crazy, you really get a wide range of looks. From fear, to sadness, to anger. I get them all, and I hate it.

 

And I'm losing my confidence. I've always trusted in myself, in my abilities. But the more looks I get, the more unsure I become. What if they are right? Am I really crazy? Dunno. I don't think so. But then I'm 22 and writing to Santa… I guess for many of the guys around here that would already count as crazy.

 

Anyway, I think that's all. No, I don't have any wishes. Well, sure I have wishes… like for my team to survive this war, with body and mind intact. For someone to stop the dying. For you to actually be real and be able to make these things come true.

 

But I stopped believing in you a very long time ago. Sorry old man. And if you're wondering why I'm writing this nonsense at all then… like I said, I'd do anything to get rid of some of the looks. Especially the ones full of pity. They're by far the worst…

 

Ok, guess that's it then. Thanks for the relief!

 

Murdock

 

(Da Nang, December 13, 1971)

 

 


Relief by Mooncat

 

 


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