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Say What You Need To
Disclaimer: I own nothing. I make no money. This little bit was inspired by the song 'Say' by John Mayer (I know it's not a country song! Gasp!)and the words from the song are noted by ----. I suppose the words of the song fit for most of us.
Warning: Major sap ahead, get the boots ready.
---You better know that in the end
It's better to say too much
Then never to say what you need to say again---
This wasn't happening, it couldn't be, Face thought to himself. He was sitting in a hard plastic chair in a hospital room. He ran a hand through his hair, he was scared and angry and he desperately wanted someone to tell him that everything was going to be ok.
He had gotten a call from one
of the stuntmen on the set of the latest monster
He had called B.A. from his
car as he drove to the hospital; the big man would spring Murdock from the VA
and they would meet him there. After
what seemed like forever, he was finally allowed to see
God, he wished Murdock and
B.A. were here. He couldn't handle this;
he didn't know what to do.
The colonel looked…bad. He was unconscious, his head wrapped in a bandage, and his skin looked pale and gray. The nurses had covered his nose and mouth with an oxygen mask and the man was hooked up to so many wires, he looked like a pincushion. Worst of all, there was absolutely nothing Face could do to help.
---Even if your hands are shaking---
He reached out and took the
limp hand closest to him. "Hey
"We need you
---And your Faith is broken---
He had seen death and he knew
that everyone, including himself would one day die. It was the normal order of things, it was
going to happen; just not to
He heard a commotion in the hall and sighed with relief. The guys were here, he just knew that B.A. was the cause of the raised voices he heard, or it could just as easily be Murdock. The man was unstoppable if one of his friends were hurt or in danger.
They burst though the door and for one detached moment, Face wondered how they looked to one another. They had known each other for over ten years, seen each other in all kinds of circumstances, now he almost didn't recognize them.
---Even as the eyes are closing---
B.A. looked scared, eyes big and wild. Murdock was scared too but he held it in better, fear held with such intense control he was practically shaking. He suddenly realized he didn't want to know how he looked to them.
"Hannibal?" B.A. asked his voice was high and loud.
"He's in a coma, they got him on oxygen, the doctor will be here soon." Face said second in command voice kicking in out of habit. "He's hanging on." He turned to the man on the bed, "Hear that Colonel, we're all here now, so wake up damn it! Don't give up!"
They crowded around the bed, B.A. took the colonels other hand and Murdock gently laid a hand on the still mans shoulder. They let him know that they were there for him and for each other, they were together and they would fight together, like always.
---do it with a heart wide open---
"We're your unit Hannibal and come on now, you gotta stick with your unit!" Murdock said in a voice hoarse from unshed tears.
"Yeah man, you go through the front door, we're here and we're behind you Hannibal!" B.A. said fiercely.
"We don't leave anybody
behind colonel, you taught us that, taught us a lot, thanks and...and
---Say what you need to say---
Hannibal's eyes opened a fraction, his hands squeezed and he smiled.
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