by Kara Kirk ( Murdocks_Chicka )
Summary: Liz and Face go out for a run and the unexpected happens.
Warnings: Mild swearing and mild sexual content. Just a short story
sweet and to the point.
Copyright: Elizabeth Monroe and all other characters EXCEPT for the
A-Team have been made up by yours truly.
(c) Kara Kirk ( Murdocks_Chicka )
"Lizzy! Face!" Murdock yelled.
It was unusual for Face and Elizabeth to be late coming home from an
afternoon run. Each of the team members was helping in someway, to get
Liz back on track for missions. It had been 6 months since the attack on
the young lieutenant by Dan Thomas. They were trying to help control
her nightmares, but sometimes it didn't always work.
"Something wrong Murdock?"
"Lizzy and Face aren't back from their run Colonel. Billy and I are
"Ain't no dog." BA said as he walked by the lanky pilot.
"When did they leave?"
"Over 2 hours ago. They NEVER go for a run more than half an hour to
"Alright, if they aren't back in an hour Capt'n we'll go look for
"What's the matter Tempy? Can't keep up with me anymore?"
"I...can...keep...up." Face panted.
"Ok...I'll go easy on ya. We'll rest for bit, and then walk the rest
"Sounds GOOD to me. Hey Liz, can I ask you a question?"
"Why have you been avoiding me the past 6 months?"
"I'm not avoidin' ya. I'm with ya now aren't I?"
"Well yes. But it's different."
Liz knew what this was leading up to. She hoped he would not have asked
this question. She loved Murdock. But also had a flame on the back
burner for Face. Liz had asked the Colonel how to resolve the problem with
a nurse's love for her husband and her husband's best friend. All along
she was talking about her love for the pilot and his best friend, Face.
"Face I LOVE Murdock. But I can't go gallivantin' after his best
friend. Don't ya see, I have a love for you too, but it's a different kinda
love. And this little charade you keep doin' HAS to stop."
"What charade? Oh I get it, you think because I'm a con man, I DON'T
have feelings? That my feelings and actions are built on lies?"
"NO! You bein' a con man has nothin' to do with it."
"Then WHAT is it Elizabeth? I can't help the way I feel for you."
"Oh my God! You ARE in love with me aren't you?"
She started crying. "You sound so damn arrogant. Why can't ya just let
me go Face?"
"Because, I have fallen for you Liz. I can't help the way I feel."
"Well STOP! I'm in love with Murdock, and that's all there is to it."
She said as wiped the tears and started running again.
"How could I let this something like this happen? My best friend's
lover has feelings for me." He thought. "ELIZABETH! WAIT!"
He ran after her, but she had such a head start, Liz was out of his
sights. Face ran further and faster. After a few minutes he stopped for a
breather. He thought he heard someone crying in a distance, and
followed the sound of the sobs. The lieutenant came to an abandoned mine and
entered. He saw Liz sitting on the ground with her knees drawn up to
"Go away Tempy. Don't ya think YOU confused me enough?"
"I'm leaving Elizabeth. Besides, if I go back without you, the others
will start to worry."
"Why do you have to be so damn irresistible? You treat me like some
kinda Queen or somethin'.
"Well being irresistible was...uh...not by choice. It was one of those
God given gifts I can't control. And as far as treating you like a
queen, would you rather me treat you like a dog?"
She giggled as the tears rolled down her face. "No."
"Alright then. Let's get back before they send a search party out for
"OK. Hey are we still gonna go to the casinos tonight?"
"Casinos of Vegas, here we come."
Just then a loud rumbling noise echoed through the mine. It was loud
and ear piercing.
"Face, what the hell is THAT?" Liz yelled.
"I don't know. But let's get out of here." He grabbed her hand and
started towards the mouth of the mine. Pieces of rock and timber fell in
front of them. Liz had heard Face cry out in pain as a piece of shafting
timber came crashing down on his head, and knocked him out.
"FACE! FACE! COME ON WE'VE GOTTA GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!" She cried
and she shook him. "OH MY GOD!"
Everything became darkness as the opening of the mine became blocked
with piles of rock and debris.
"Ok guys, Face and Liz haven't come back yet. So we'll split up and
look for them." Hannibal said with concern.
"Colonel, we have alotta ground to cover. This estate Face scammed for
us is HUGE."
"You think Decker got 'em?"
"I don't know BA. It's a possibility, but Decker's too stupid to catch
Face and Liz. They would have seen him coming."
"I hope they're alright." Murdock said as he packed the last of his
supplies in his knapsack.
"Don't worry bout nothin' crazy man. Well find 'em."
"Thanks Big Guy. No come give ole Murdock a huggie."
"NO! I ain't gonna git your crazy germs all over me."
"Fine. Be that way ya mudsucker."
BA just gave a low growl.
"OK, let's move out." Hannibal said.
"OHHHHHHHHH...." Face groaned.
"TEMP! Are ya all right? Can ya move?"
"Yeah. What happened?"
"Cave-in. Ya got hit in the head by a piece of fallin' timber."
"Well I must have gotten hit pretty hard. Because I can't see."
"Don't worry I can't either. The openin' to the mine was our only
source of light. And thanks to good ole Liz Monroe, I got us trapped in this
"Liz it's not you're fault. You were upset and not thinking clearly.
You didn't know the mine was going to collapse on our heads."
"Face, no one knows where we are. This estate is so big. They'll never
"Hey listen to me Sunnie. They WILL find us. When they search the
estate grounds on the eastern side, they will notice the mine and voila,
"Uh.. Temp we have some things to worry about though."
"Well there are probably little critters runnin' around in here first
off. We have no source of light; you might have a concussion. And the
two big things, methane gas and carbon monoxide."
"Ok Lieutenant Monroe, let's analyze the situation. For the critters
to speak, we have encountered bigger and more dangerous ones in the
jungle. So we can deal with them. For light, I just happen to have a large
flashlight with extra batteries in my knapsack. AND, I don't think I
have a concussion, which is a good thing."
"And the methane gas and carbon monoxide?"
"Well...ah..that's a problem. The miners used to have canaries to
determine the high quantities of methane in the air. WHICH we don't have.
And the carbon monoxide, well that's a problem."
"GREAT! So we'll get blown up of suffocate to death. Not how I intended
to meet the man upstairs Face!"
"As long as we don't light a match or create any sparks we should be
"Terrific! Now all we have to worry bout is suffocation."
"You know, you're starting to sound like me."
"Shut lieutenant and get the flashlight outta your knapsack."
"Ahhh..I love it when you take that tone with me." He said as he took
off his knapsack and rummaged through it.
Liz felt for Face's arm in the darkness.
"I'm right here Sunnie."
Before Face could respond she punched him in the arm. "Ouch! Thanks
lot. And for a brief moment I thought you were touching my arm because
"White Wolf to Hawkeye." Hannibal said over the walkie-talkie.
"What's shakin' Colonel?"
"I've searched the whole north side of the estate, and came up with
zilch. What about you?"
"Nope nothin' on the south side either."
"What about you Black Widow, found anything?"
"Nothin' here White Wolf."
"Alright, it's getting dark, meet me back at base."
"That's a big honkin' 10-4 Mien Colonel."
"Roga that Hannibal. Murdock ya crazy fool. BA muttered into the
"I heard that Big Guy."
"Ah...let there be light."
Liz rolled her eyes at Face. She looked at him and saw a gash on his
head. "Face, your head is bleedin'."
He touched his head and looked at his fingers and saw traces of blood.
"It's just a scratch sweetheart."
"Yeah, well I'm gonna clean it out before infection sets in." She
reached into her knapsack and pulled out a bottled water. Liz ripped the
bottom part of her tee shirt to act as a wash cloth. She poured the water
out on the rag and dabbed at his temple. He couldn't help to see how
beautiful Liz looked. The dim light shining off her ice blues made them
almost iridescent. She could see him stare at her.
"Something on you're mind Temp?" Liz said as she finished cleaning the
"Uhhh....it a...it looks like working out definitely does your body
"Well it pays to be fit."
"Terrific. NOW you're starting to sound like Hannibal."
"That's cuz I hang around you guys to much."
"Yeah something like that." Face said with a sigh.
BA was the last to reach base. He came in with a worried look on his
face. "Didn't find nothin' on the west Hannibal."
"Don't worry Big Guy, neither did we."
"We have one area to cover yet, and that's the eastern side of the
estate. I might add, it's also the largest. So we are gonna split up again
so we can cover more ground."
"But Colonel, isn't still a possibility Faceman and Lizzy were
kidnapped or taken prisoner by some sleaze or by the King Decker Bug?"
"Well captain, it's still a possibility. But IF some slimeball decided
to kidnap them, they would have tried to negotiate or contact us. As
for Decker...he would have used either one or both of them as bait for
"What if we don't find Face and Liz?"
"Don't worry BA, we'll find them." Hannibal said.
"HELP! SOMEBODY! WE'RE TRAPPED! HELP US!" Liz screamed.
"Sunnie, give your voice a rest."
She sighed and sat down beside Face. "What if they don't find us Face?"
"Hey, hey! I told you they WOULD find us. Don't be so negative."
"How can I not be? It was my dumb ass who got us into this mess."
"Would you stop blaming yourself already."
"FACE!" Liz said as she got up. "Methane gas and carbon Monoxide are
both colorless and odorless. How do we know we're not already poisoned?"
Face got up and went over to Liz. "Listen to me, the guys will find
before that happens, I promise." He said as he pulled her into a hug.
"I dunno if I can handle these close quarters."
"Everything is going to be fine."
"I hope you're right." She sniffed.
He pulled away from her and looked into her eyes. "How about if we get
some sleep and try to dig our way out of here tomorrow."
"Sounds like a plan. What time is it by the way?"
"It's 20:30 hours." He said as he looked at his watch.
"Alright, let's get some shut eye then Temp."
As Liz started to walk away, Face caught her hand. She wasn't expecting
the sudden grasp and stumbled against Templeton. He took a hold of her
face and brushed his lips against hers.
"Face, sleep. 'Member?"
"Ah...right." Face said dejected.
"Mmmhmmm." He replied to his colonel.
"Crazy man didn't sleep to good Hannibal."
"Yeah, I figured as much. Ok here's the plan. The eastern side of the
estate has a lot of ground to cover. So we'll split up. We don't know
the severity of the situation. So we have to keep our eyes and ears open
at all times. BA grab the rifles in case we head into any trouble.
Murdock grab the walkie talkies out of their chargers." BA nodded and
"Uh Colonel, do ya think Lizzy and face are alright?"
"Yeah they're tough. They can handle anything."
Murdock gave a smile and went out of the room.
"I hope." Hannibal though.
Liz woke up to a dark abyss of blackness. She fumbled around to find
the flashlight. She heard a noise in front of her. Liz panicked and
forced the flashlight on. She let out a blood-curdling scream.
"Liz, it's just me. Who did you think I was the Boogie man?"
"Jesus Face! You scared the hell out of me."
"Sorry.. I ah..had to take care of some business, and I didn't realize
I was going to mow you down coming back."
"Are you ready to try and dig our way out of this hole?"
"Yup. I think there's only a few hours left on these batteries Temp."
"Let's get started."
Face and Liz started tearing away at the pile of rubble. They
becareful so the pile didn't topple and crush them.
After hours of digging, Liz started to feel faint and dizzy. "Face,
getting sleepy. I need to rest a little."
"Liz! NO! You can't fall asleep."
"But I'm tired."
"I know honey, I am too, but it's probably the effects of the carbon
monoxide. We have to stay awake."
"OK... I'll try. We're gonna die aren't we?"
Face looked over at Liz and tears started rolling down from his eyes.
"White Wolf, this Black Widow, nothin' on this side."
"Alright guys keep searching."
"We've been searchin' for hours sucka."
"Listen you big, ugly mudsucker, Lizzy and Faceman could be in a heap
o' trouble. And you sit there complainin' we've already searched for
"Knock it off you two. We're wasting time." Hannibal said as he puffed
on his cigar.
"Face, it's getting harder for me to breathe. I feel dizzy."
"I know. Let's take a rest shall we."
They started walking over to the mine wall when Liz fell to her knees.
"Oh God Liz, are you alright?"
"Yeah hon. I'm alright"
He picked her up and carried her over to the wall and sat down. He was
going to let her out of his arms but she declined.
"NO! Don't lemme go. I'm cold."
"Liz, you have to stay with me."
"Stay with ya where?" She giggled.
"Uh oh! Are you getting delirious?"
"Nope, just tired. I'm just gonna take a little nap."
"No Lieutenant. Don't even think about closing those gorgeous eyes of
yours. That's an order."
"Order Shmorder." Liz said as she giggled again.
He too felt the effects of the poisoning setting in. He had to stay
awake, not only for himself, but for Lieutenant Monroe also.
"They're not comin' are they Face?"
"They are probably looking for us now."
"Oh God Temp! I don't wanna die like this."
"And you're not. But...if they don't find us Liz...I just want to let
you know I love you."
Liz let the tears roll down her face once again. "I...I know ya do."
She said as she reached a hand up to face.
Her touch sent a fire through his body. He could no longer hold out on
his temptation. Face bent down and kissed her hard. His hands
maneuvering over her body. He gently laid her down on the ground and cupped his
hand over her breast. He traced down the length of her body to her leg.
She gasped and arched her body as his smooth hand caressed the inside
of her thigh.
"Faaaaaaaaace." She moaned. Templeton took off her tee shirt and untied
the top of her running shorts. She reached up and grabbed at his shirt
and took it off. Liz could feel his warm skin as their bodies touched.
Desire running through them. He kissed the nape of her neck and suckled
on her ear lobe. Small gasps could be heard in the back of her throat.
He brought his lips to hers and kissed her passionately. His tongue
exploring her warm mouth. He could taste the sweetness of her breath.
"Liz." Face managed to whisper.
"Temp, did you hear that?" She said breathlessly.
"Hear what?" He said as he kissed her neck some more.
"I don't hear anything."
"Someone's callin' our names."
He listened again. "IT'S MURDOCK!" Face quickly got up and went to the
closed mouth of the mine. "MURDOCK! MURDOCK! IN HERE!"
Liz put her shirt on, laid back and took a deep breath.
"Billy! Did ya here that? FACE!"
"Murdock we're trapped."
"Alright buddy, the Calvary is here. White Wolf, Black Widow, this is
Hawkeye, I've found them."
"Nice Murdock. Where are you?"
"I'm about 10 clicks from Copper Cove. They're trapped in a mine of
"OK! Hang tight. I'll be there in 5."
"I'll be there in a bit fool. Not to far from ya."
"10-4 guys. Hurry!"
"LIZ did you hear that?.....NO LIZ!!!" He ran over to her and shook
her. "Come on Sunnie, help is here. He checked her pulse. "Damn...too
weak. LIZ! Wake up!"
"Wha...what's up doc?" she giggled.
"They found us."
"Well wake me when they break through."
"NO, you need to stay awake."
"Awww...Hannibal, how we gonna get through that?"
"We start digging."
The guys dug and dug until they finally broke through.
"YEAH COLONEL! HURRY! I'M LOSING HER!"
"ALRIGHT LIEUTENANT! ALMOST THERE! BA, Murdock, we need to dig faster."
After 10 minutes they broke through enough of the pile to pull Face and
"Faceman, hand lil mama out."
Face went over and picked her up, carried her to the small opening and
handed her out to BA. As he set her on the ground, Murdock rushed over
and felt for a pulse. "HANNIBAL! SHE'S NOT BREATHIN'!" Murdock
screamed. He tilted her head back and started performing CPR. "Come on Lizzy
BA pulled Face through the opening and checked his pulse. His was weak
as well but he was conscious. Hannibal rushed over to Murdock and
helped with chest compressions.
"1..2..3..4..5.. Breathe." Hannibal said. "1..2..3..4..5..breathe. DAMN
IT LIEUTENANT BREATHE!
"GOD Lizzy. Don't leave me now." Murdock said as his voice cracked.
BA and Face watched in horror as the Colonel and H.M. worked on Liz.
"Come on lil mama."
"HANNIBAL! I gotta pulse."
"Alright, lets double time them to Vegas General."
"How are they Doc?"
"They are doing just fine Mr. Smith. I would like to keep them over
night for observation."
"That's fine. Thanks Doc."
"Can we see them?"
"Yes absolutely. They are in the same room. Mr. Peck did NOT want to be
separated from her."
The doctor led the team down the hall to their room. "If you need
anything don't hesitate to ask." The doctor shook Hannibal's hand and
continued down the hall for his rounds.
"Colonel, didn't we do this 6 months ago?"
"I think lil mama gotta curse on her or somethin'."
"I don't know BA. Sure seems like it. She's cheated death more than
"You two lieutenant's feeling any better?"
"Yeah Hannibal, much better." Face said.
"Ya know, we thought we lost you for good Lieutenant Monroe."
"Come on Colonel! I'm like the Energizer Bunny....I keep goin' and
goin' and goin'!"
"She startin' to sound like you fool."
"What can say BA, that's my girl." Murdock said happily.
Face put his head and shook it. "Something the matter Face?"
"No! Just tired Hannibal."
"Ok guys, let's give these two some time to rest."
"Alrighty." Murdock said.
H.M. went over to Liz and kissed her good bye. "Love ya Lizzy"
"Love ya H.M." she choked out. She turned on her side and began
thinking. " I'm in BIG trouble." She thought. "BIG trouble."