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I’m Moving On

I'm Moving On
By Emerald Princess 20

Disclaimer: Do not own the guys. RascalFlatts has the title for a song I heard on the radio last night. Chely Smith-Peck is of my own creation.
Rating: Strong PG-13
Warnings: Feelings getting hurt and issues of feeling abandoned
Summary: Captain H.M. Murdock and his girlfriend Amy Allen break up after having a huge fight. Murdock hears a song on the radio that speaks to him.

Copyright: April, 2009

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I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself
I've been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long
I'm movin' on
I've lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different but they're always the same
They mean me no harm but it's time I face it
They'll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong
I'm moving on
I'm moving on

At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there's no guarantees, but I'm not alone
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passin' by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone
I sold what I could and pack what I couldn't
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town
I've loved like I should but lived like I shouldn't
I had to lose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road

I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on

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Captain H.M. Murdock drives to the restaurant. He walks inside to see Amy with another man. ‘Okay, maybe she has an old college friend.' He reasons with himself as he nervously walks to the table. Amy seeks Murdock approaching them. The guy she is with continues to kiss her neck. "H.M, this is James. James, this is H.M. Murdock. Murdock stands at the table.

"Why have you asked me here? Murdock askscoldly. Amy swallows hard. "H.M, this is hard for me to say. Murdock nods his head. "Please continue. He says folding his arms across his chest. Tears well in her eyes. "Murdock, I'm sorry to say that I'm not in love with you anymore. Amy says as her tears fall silently down her face. "So this is it?! You're just going to throw away what we had?!?! he angrily asks.

Murdock storms out of La Rue. Amy runs out of the restaurant calling Murdock's name. He turns around on a dime, almost knocking her down. Murdock catches her by her arms. "What is it? he asks bitterly. "Please let me explain. Amy says. "Amy, right now I don't want to hear anything you have to say let alone look at you. Murdock says as he climbs into Face's corvette and speeds off.

Arriving back at home, Murdock opens the door and storms in. He slams the door loudly enough to wake up Chely Smith-Peck. She sleepily gets up and grabs her robe. She checks on her husband and on her son. She eases her way into the living room and sees Murdock standing in front of a window, head hung low. She walksup to him. "Murdock, are you okay? she asks gently touching his shoulder. He walks away from his sister-in-law and falls on the couch. "Just leave me alone Chely. He says grabbing a pillow and begins to cry into it. Chely walks over to him and sits down by him. "I'm not going to leave you alone, Murdock until you tell me what's wrong. She says gently enough not to let him push her over.

"You know I was supposedto meet Amy at La Rue? he asks. "Yeah. Murdock exhales a deep breath. "Tonight, she told me very coldly that our relationship was over with. Chely swallows hard. "Murdock, I'm sorry. If I had known, I would never have given you the message that Amy called. The good natured captain looks at his sister-in-law with tears threatening to spill out of his brown eyes. "I don't blame you Chill. Not at all. I was stupid to think that any woman would be able to love an insane pilot! Murdock says hitting the pillow.

Chely takes the pillow away from her brother-in-law and takes his hands in hers. She gently pulls him to her. "Murdock, I want you to relax. She says low in his ear. Chely reaches behind her and turns on the small radio. I'm Moving On by RascalFlatts comes on. The soft sounds of Gary, Jay and Joe Don subtly begin to fill the room. Chely holds Murdock in her arms, softly rubbing his neck and back, just as she has done before with her husband, Templeton Peck.

I've dealt with my ghosts and I've faced all my demons
Finally content with a past I regret
I've found you find strength in your moments of weakness
For once I'm at peace with myself
I've been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long
I'm movin' on

"Murdock, you have come a long way since I first met you. Tem has told me what you guys went through in the camps. I'm so sorry that that happened to you guys. If we could go back and change the past, there's not a human on this earth that wouldn't do it. She says softly in his ear.

I've lived in this place and I know all the faces
Each one is different but they're always the same
They mean me no harm but it's time I face it
They'll never allow me to change
But I never dreamed home would end up where I don't belong
I'm moving on

 

"I want to go back to LA, Chely. Langley is not my home! Murdock cries into her arms. "I know Murdock. I know. She says holding him in his arms.

I'm moving on
At last I can see life has been patiently waiting for me
And I know there's no guarantees, but I'm not alone
There comes a time in everyone's life
When all you can see are the years passin
' by
And I have made up my mind that those days are gone

"Can you see any good that you guys have done since moving to Langley? Chely asks baiting Murdock. "Yeah! Faceman and Hannibal got married; BA got engaged and you gave me a nephew. Murdock reasons. "That little guy has kept me sane through tough times in his short life." he says thinking of his nephew. "I think George was sent to us to give us our sanity back and to give us a new perspective on things. Chely says looking lovingly at her son's room.

I sold what I could and pack what I couldn't
Stopped to fill up on my way out of town
I've loved like I should but lived like I shouldn't
I had to lose everything to find out
Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road
I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on
I'm movin' on

Chely and Murdock continue to sit on the couch, her holding him in her arms, gently rocking back and forth. Face had heard the entire conversation. Murdock fall asleep on the couch. Face walks up front and covers him with a blanket. Chely wakes up and sees Murdock asleep on the couch and covered with a blanket. Face places a finger to his lips. Chely eases off of the couch and takes her husband's hand. They walk over to the fire place. Face takes his wife's hand into his and tenderly kisses it.

"Chely, you have no idea that you and George have kept me sane and straight. He says softly to his wife. "I love you Templeton Peck. Chely says resting her head on his shoulder. Face wraps his arms around his wife's waist. "I love you, Chely Smith-Peck. They sit in front of a warm fire and fall asleep. The next morning, Chely is up in the kitchen cooking breakfast. Face and Murdock are trying to get George to eat his cereal. Chely walks over to George and picks up the spoon. "If you don't eat, then your Uncle Murdock and your daddy will go outside and play and you'll have to stay in here! George takes the spoon from his mother and eats.

After breakfast, Face and George go outside. "Coming Uncle Murdock? the little boy asks. "Be right out there buckaroo! Murdock walks to the sink where his sister-in-law is. "Chely, thanks for being there for me last night. Means a lot to me. He says kissing her cheek. Chely turns to face Murdock. "You're welcome. But let me ask you this. She says. "Okay. He replies. "Have you moved on? she asks. Murdock stands looking into her eyes. "Let's just say that I'm moving on.

Captain H.M. Murdock runs outside making airplane noises with his lieutenant and nephew. Chely looks out the window and laughs.

The End


I'm Moving On by Emerald Princess 20

 

 


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