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If I Had Only Known

If I Had Only Known
by Emerald Princess 20

Disclaimer:  Do not own the guys or title.  I do own Chely Smith-Peck.  Reba McEntire own title.  I do own Anna Rose Smith, Jasmine Irene Peck, and Maria Baker Santana.
Rating:  Strong R
Warnings:  Major character death, sadness.  Will need tissues for this one
Summary:  Everyone gathers at the grave side to say goodbye to their fallen friend and brother.
Copyright:  November, 2008


The group of people stands around the grave.  One man is in a wheelchair with oxygen on his handsome, but very saddened face.  Everyone present is shedding tears into the ground for their fallen brother and friend.  The children are hanging on their mothers tightly.  Two women approach the head of the casket.

Chely Smith-Peck takes her sister-in-law and wraps her arms around Kelly’s shoulders.  Kelly unfolds a sheet of paper and takes a deep breath.  “H.M. always enjoyed Reba McEntire’s music.  I chose this song because it fits perfectly how we all are feeling.”  Kelly looks at Chely.  “Do you want me to read this?” she asks.  Kelly tears up and shakes her head yes.

Frankie and Tawnia walk up to Kelly and Chely.  They help Kelly back to her seat.  Chely takes a deep breath, composing herself.  “Kelly wants this read and dedicated to her beloved H.M.”

If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain
I’d keep you out for hours in the storm
I would hold your hand 
Like a lifeline to my heart
Underneath the thunder, we’d be warm
If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain

~Flashback #1~

Murdock and Kelly are staying at one of Face’s condo’s on the beach.  They walk along the shore line when a thunderstorm pops up.  They run inside to shelter.  As they do, Murdock pulls Kelly into his arms.  They share a romantic kiss.

~End Flashback #1~

If I had only known
I’d never hear your words again
I’d memorize each thing you ever said
And on those lonely nights
I could think of them once more
And keep your words alive inside my head
If I had only known
I’d never hear your words again

~Flashback #2~

After returning home from an intimate gathering with the team, Murdock and Kelly walk into their apartment.  Kelly walks to the stereo and finds Breathe.  As Murdock walks closer to his wife, he smiles at her.  “You feel like dancing?” Kelly asks as she takes her shoes off.

“With you, I always feel like dancing!” Murdock says as he takes his wife into his arms.  As they dance, Kelly wraps her arms around her husband's neck.  “I love you, Kelly Belly.” They laugh.

~End Flashback #2~

You were the treasure in my hand
You were the only one who stood beside me
So unaware, I foolishly believed that you would always be there
But then there came a day and I turned my head
And you slipped away

~Flashback #3~

Kelly Murdock runs into the hospital ER greeted by the team.  “Hannibal, what happened?” she asks kneeling in front of the older man.   “Its bad kid.” he says tears fall silently down his face.  The doctor’s walk outside to the waiting area.  “H.M. Murdock’s family?” they ask.  The look on the doctor’s faces says it all.  They walk back to the recovery room where Murdock is.  Kelly hangs on to Face and Hannibal.

They walk to where Murdock is and see the results of a botched bank robbery.  Kelly bites her bottom lip as they approach the bed.  With a shaky hand, she reaches for Murdock’s hand.  “H.M., the team and I are here.” she says fighting back tears.  Frankie and Chely stand in the background silently crying.  BA, Hannibal and Face swallow back tears.  “We’re all here son.” Hannibal says.  “Crazy man, don’t you give up on us.” BA growls as tears fall down his face.  “Murdock, come on buddy!  We need you here with us.”  Face clears his throat.

“My kid needs to get in trouble.  I wouldn’t want her to do that with just anyone.” Kelly touches her husband’s face.  “H.M., we’re all here for you honey.  We love you.” she says leaning over and lightly kissing his forehead.  “H.M.?” Kelly asks.

~End Flashback #3~

If I had only know
It was my last night by your side
I’d pray a miracle would stop the dawn
And when you’d smile at me
I would look into your eyes
And make sure you know my love for you
Goes on and on
If I had only known

If I had only known
For the love I would have shown
If I had only known

~Flashback #4~

“Kelly; Colonel?” Murdock asks confused.  “Right here Cap’n.” Hannibal says.  “I’m right here H.M.” Kelly says tightening her grip on Murdock’s hand.  “Guys, take care of Kelly.” he says taking a deep breath.  Murdock turns his head over to his wife.  “I love you, Kelly.” he says.  Tears silently fall down her face.  “And I will always love you, Howlin’ Mad Murdock.” Kelly says kissing her husband’s forehead.

As Murdock smiles, his deep brown eyes close.  The heart monitor flat lines.  Kelly Murdock breaks down.  

~End Flashback #4~

Chely Smith-Peck walks back to her husband and sisters-in-law.  A 21 gun salute is fired for Captain H.M. Murdock.  A man wearing a dark green Special Forces uniform walks over to Kelly and presents her with a folded up American flag.  “Would everyone please stand for a moment of silence in honor of this brave man?  All that can stand.”

Chely turns around and helps her father up from the chair.  Everyone bows their head in silence.  After two and a half minutes, a man wearing a dark blue suit walks up and says, “That concludes the service for Captain Murdock.”  Kelly walks to Murdock’s coffin and kisses it.  “I will always love you.”

The End

If I Had Only Known by Emerald Princess 20



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