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Deadly Revenge Two: The Trial parts 1-4

Deadly Revenge Two: The  Trial 1/? 2000
by Susan Owens


Rated: R
Warning: Nothing yet.
Summary: Hannibal Smith asked an old friend to help
Murdock. Face finds trouble.
Disclaimer: I do not own them.
Copyright: 2000
Author notes: Here is the sequel to Deadly Revenge.
If you haven't read DR, it is located in the
archives.

 

 


Deadly Revenge Two:  The Trial -- Part One

The black van pulled up in front of the trailer and two men got out.  The white haired man walked up to the door and knocked. A few minutes later it was answered by a dark haired lady.

"Hello, may I help you?" she asked.

He smiled at her. "I hope so.  Does Tony Pertocelli live here?"

"Yes.  I'm his wife, Maggie.  Can I help you?"

"Who is it, Maggie?" a voice called from inside.

Hannibal and BA both recognized the voice, even though it had been a long time.

"Tony!" called Hannibal.  "It's me and BA."

Tony came to the front door, surprised to see his old C.O. from Vietman, and BA Baracus.

"Colonel, you old son of a gun. What brings you to Texas?"

"I wish it was just to visit, but I'm afraid it's not. Tony, one of my men is in trouble.  He's being held for killing someone."

Tony pulled up a chair and offered one to his friends.  Maggie offered some lemonade. Tony sipped on the lemonade. "Which one? Brenner, Carter, Stevens? It can't be BA or he wouldn't be here with you."

Hannibal shook his head. "None of them.  It's my pilot, HM Murdock."

"I thought Carter was your pilot."

"He was sent home when his tour of duty was

finshed. After that we  got Peck and Murdock, and right now Murdock needs your help.  You see, he's being blamed for killing a woman known as the Jaguar.  Sheriff Mackenzie claims Murdock tried to run him off the road during his investigation."

"Did he get a good look?"

"He said he did. Told me Murdock looked right at him.  But Murdock said he was nowhere near that area and I believe him." >

BA nodded his head.  "That's right.  Murdock maybe > a crazy fool, but he's not a killer, no matter what." "Okay, I'll go with you and have a talk with Murdock."

They smiled and started to climb in the van.  Tony turned around at Maggie.

"Maggie, have Pete do some checking around. Find out who might have tried to drive the sheriff off > the > road."

She nodded and went inside.

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Murdock's look alike was sitting in the room, waiting for her to show up.  He hated waiting, it made him feel strange and nervous.  She soon walked in.  She > was mean to him, but she was also his friend. Something he had very little of.  She walked up to him and kissed him on the cheek.

"You did good, Lyle.  The sheriff just arrested Ross or whatever his name is."

"Thank you, miss.  Now can I have Hoppity?"

She laughed and threw a matchbox at him.  He caught it and opened it up.  There, in the small box lay a grasshopper.  Lyle touched it, but it didn't move.

"He's dead," he said.

She shook her head.  "It's just asleep."

He turned blazing eyes at her. "He's not an it!  Hoppity is my friend. Are we done with this game?  I want to go home."

The Jaguar stared at Lyle.  He was the spitting image of Logan Ross, but not as smart. He was child-like, but he could be dangerous.  She no longer had any use for him. He had served his purpose.

"Lyle, I'm going to have Duncan take you home, okay?"

He nodded and followed Duncan to the car.  Duncan had been given orders to take Lyle out into the desert and kill him. Lyle sat in the car playing with the dead grasshopper.

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Templeton Peck was fuming as he walked out of the sheriff office.  He wasn't allowed to see Murdock for at least twenty four hours. Right now Hannibal's friend was talking to Murdock. Face needed a place to calm down.  He soon found himself driving on a desert road trying to put things together. Murdock had come to Texas to visit his family, when he felt abandoned by his friends. They had thought Dominque dead and when Murdock tried to tell them she was alive they hadn't believed him, causing him to leave.

She had been alive.  She had tracked Murdock down and almost killed his uncle. Murdock and her had it out, which had resulted in her falling to her death.  But now it was told she had not died because of the fall, but that someone had killed her.  Murdock was the number one suspect.

Face suddenly noticed a strange black car parked on the side of the road. He could hear shouting in the distance, maybe someone was in trouble.  He pulled his car to the side and got out.  Taking his gun he > moved slowly toward the sounds.  Templeton looked though the trees and saw Murdock and another man. The other man was pointing a gun at Murdock and yelling. Murdock was on his knees with his hands pressed against his ears.

Face was confused. What was Murdock doing here? Wasn't he in jail?  Who was that man?  The man pushed Murdock >down to the ground, and put the gun to his head. Face, with not a moment to lose, shot the gun out of the man's hand.  The man screamed as he grabbed his hand.  Face ran down and grabbed Murdock and together they ran back to the car.

"Get in, Murdock.  We've got to get out of here."

Lyle stared at Face for a few moments, then jumped into the car.  Face drove without saying anything until he was sure they were safe.

"Murdock, for God sakes, why did you escape?  Now you're really in trouble. What were you thinking?" Face waited  for an answer but the answer he got was not what he expected. Murdock's voice was hard and unfeeling.

I don't  know who you are,mister,but you better take me home."

Face turned slowly to see Murdock  pointing a gun at him.

"Hoppity and I want to go home.Now!"

"Okay just stay calm,Murdock. I'll take you to  your uncle's ranch."

Lyle was getting nervous. "No, I want to go back to the  VA ,and don't call me Murdock, that not  my name."

*Not now,Murdock,thought Face .*I need you to be here not  in one of your fanstsy worlds.*

"My name is Lyle ,and  if you  don't take me  home I'll kill you."

Face nodded. Something was  very wrong here."All right ,Mur....Lyle,I'll take you home."

Face drove a while towards the  highway. Suddenly,Lyle ordered him to stop.

"Get out ,he demanded. Face got out of the car,Murdock stared at  him.

"I'm not  going to hurt you, but Hoppity doesn't trust you."

At that he drove off,leaving a confused Templeton Peck behind.

 

Deadly Revenge Two: The Trial -- Part Two

Face shook his head. There was something wrong with Murdock. He acted like he didn't even know him. He started to walk hoping to find a ride. Soon a red car pulled up beside him.

"Hey, handsome, do you need a ride?"

Face smiled at the auburn haired girl in the car. She smiled back. "I'm heading into town." she said.

"Thank you. I could use a lift. Could you take me to the sheriff's offices?"

"Now why would a sweet thing like you want to go to the sheriff's offices? I could think of a much better place to go."

"I need to go there right now, but later I could take you out."

She studied him. "Deal, handsome! The name is Jennifer Hansley."

"Templeton Peck."

"Hmmm, Templeton sounds nice. Sort of rolls off your tongue. I like it. So, what's your business with our sheriff?"

"It's kind of personal."

She nodded her head. "That's fine, sweetie, you don't have to tell me."

They soon arrived at the sheriff's office and Jennifer gave Face her card. "Call me, okay?"

Face nodded, and went inside. He saw Sheriff Mckenzie sitting behind his desk.

"I don't know how, but Murdock's escaped."

Buck looked up. "Why are you snitching on your friend, son?"

Face looked at him. "I don't want him hurt, that's why."

Buck got up. "Son, come with me."

Face followed him down to a room with a big window. "Look inside, son. Tell me what you see."

Face stared in the room. There, sitting across the table from Tony Pertocelli, was Murdock.

"That's impossible! I saw Murdock. He was almost killed by this guy, but I saved him and then he took my rental car."

Sheriff McKenzie stared at Face. "Son, are you sure about this?"

"Yes, I'm positive."

Buck walked inside the cell. Tony stood up. "What's going on, sheriff?"

The sheriff looked at Murdock. "I'm letting you go for now. There maybe a chance you were not the one the ran me off the road. Your friend here saw someone that looked just like you."

Murdock turned to Face. "Face, are you sure?"

"God, Murdock. Yes, I'm sure.  I thought it was you. It was like looking at a twin."

Buck walked up to Murdock as he was collecting his things. "You are still my number one suspect on the death of that woman. So don't leave town."

Murdock nodded his head and they all left. When they got outside Tony spoke up. "My friend Pete is checking something out for me. He's supposed to meet me at the coffee shop. Come on, maybe he found out something."

When they walked in, Face noticed Jennifer sitting there. He smiled at her, but she ignored him. She walked right up to Murdock, and hand-cuffed him.

"Hey, what gives?" asked Murdock.

Tony stood up. "You mind telling me why you hand-cuffed my client?"

She took out her badge and showed it to them. I am Lt. Jennifer Hansley of the Calfornia Highway Patrol. I've been ordered to bring Lyle Pickett back."

"Fine," replied Face. "But that's not Lyle, that's Murdock."

"I don't care what he calls himself this time. The man is dangeous and unpredictable."

"Lady, I'm not this guy Lyle. My name is Murdock, HM Murdock."

"Look, Lyle, don't make this any harder. Just come along peacefully."

"Lady, you got the wrong guy and I got proof." They all turned to see a man walk in.

Tony greeted him. "Pete, good. What did you find out?"

"Well, it seems like Mr. Murdock here was born a twin. When Murdock and his twin were babies, they were kidnapped from their cribs and later Murdock   was found. His brother's  was never found. I think the man who ran the sheriff off the road is Murdock's twin."

The rest looked surprise. Murdock fainted dead away.

 

Deadly Revenge Two -- part Three

Face ran over and helped Murdock to his feet and over to a nearby chair. Murdock put his head between his knees trying to calm down. This was a shock to him. He didn't know he had a twin brother. He looked up at Lt. Hansley.

"I have a twin?" he asked.

She just stared at him. "I know nothing about a twin. I've been ordered to bring you in."

Face turned to her. "Look, Lt. Hansley, you've been ordered to bring Lyle Pickett back. That is not Lyle Pickett, that's HM Murdock."

She shook her head. "How do I know you are not lying to protect him?"

Sheriff Mckenzie spoke up. "It makes no difference who he is. He remains in this town till the murder of that woman is solved. He's my number one suspect."

Jennifer Hansley nodded her head. "I'll be back for you Pickett," she theatened as she left. Murdock just stared. Face placed his arms around him. "Come on, Murdock, let's go back to your uncle's ranch."

Murdock was still in shock about finding out he had

a brother and leaned on Face for support. Mckenzie walked over to Face.

"Don't leave town."

Face glared at him. "Don't worry, we won't."

Tony walk over to them. "I'll give you a ride."

Face nodded as he helped Murdock in the truck. Murdock sat there not saying a word. Face glanced back at him. "Murdock, you okay?"

He looked at Face but didn't say a word. Face turned away. He felt for Murdock. When they got to the house, Hannibal and BA were waiting. BA greeted Murdock with a smile, but the pilot ran past him and upstairs. BA stared in surprise, then back at Face.

"What's going on Face?" asked Hannibal.

Face stared at Hannibal and spoke in a small voice. "Murdock just found out he has a twin brother."

Murdock ran into his uncle Abner's room. "Why didn't you tell me I had a twin brother? You must have known."

Abner stared at his nephew in surprise. "How do you know about that? You were never told about it."

Murdock was distress. "Why? Why wasn't I told? You had no right to keep that from me."

His uncle placed his hand on Murdock's shoulder, but Murdock pulled away.

"Don't touch me. Just tell me the truth. Why wasn't I told?"

"You were so young when your brother died. We thought it would be for the best."

Murdock was slowly calming down. "It wasn't fair. I should have been told."

Abner pulled his nephew in for a hug. "I know, HM. I am so sorry we never told you."

This time Murdock didn't pull away. "Please tell me about him. What was his name?"

"His name was FM Murdock. You were both named for your grandfathers. You for grandfather Murdock, and your brother for grandfather Merrison. You two were identical and we knew it would be hard to tell you apart, so your mother dressed you both different. HM, you two were so cute."

"What happened to him? I need to know."

His uncle nodded. "One day your mother had just put you two down for a nap. She went downstairs to do some housework. When she came to check on you, you were both gone."

Murdock waited for his uncle to continue. "The next day the police found you in a dumpster. You were alive, thank God, but there was no sign of FM.

Finally, the police had no more clues, and they stopped the search.  Till the day she died your mother felt he was still alive, somewhere."

"He is still alive. Face met him."

 

Deadly Revenge Two -- Part Four

Murdock's uncle stared at him. "What do you mean your friend Face saw him? HM he is dead."

Murdock shook his head. "You don't know that for sure. Like you said, there was never anything found, no body or anything. Face saved a guy from being killed, he thought that guy was me. But I was still in jail at the time."

Abner stared as he slowly got out of bed. Murdock stopped him.

"Where are you going?"

"I need to talk to your friend."

"All right. I will go get him, you just stay put. The doctor said you had to stay in bed at least another week."

"I'm fine. I'm just going to sit in this chair, HM. Could you please hand me that photo album?"

Murdock handed the photo album to his uncle and went downstairs to get Face. He found him in the kitchen with his Aunt Jill, Hannibal and BA.

"Face, my uncle wants to talk to you."

Face nodded his head and left. Murdock headed for the door.

"Where are you going, Murdock?" asked his commanding officer.

"I'm going for a ride, colonel. I'll be back soon."

BA got up and finshed off his milk. "I'll go with you, Murdock."

Murdock just shook his head. "Fine, BA, whatever you want to do."

Together they both headed for the stables.

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Face knocked on the door.

"Come in," came the response. Face entered the room. He saw Murdock's uncle looking at a photo album. He walked over to him.

"Murdock said you wanted to talk to me."

"Yes, I do. He told me you saw FM."

"FM?" Face asked confused.

"My other nephew, HM's twin. He said you saw him."

"I'm not sure if that's who it was. He called himself Lyle and he wanted to go home."

"Did he look just like HM?"

"Yeah, that why I thought he was Murdock. I saved him from being killed."

Abner motioned for Face to look at the photo album. He pointed to a picture of two children about 18 months old. One was wearing a sailor outfit, the other a cowboy outfit.

"This was the last picture taken of them together on the day they were kidnapped."

Face nodded his head. "Which one is Murdock, the one I know?"

"The one in the cowboy outfit. His initial's are on his shirt. If that was FM you saw, I would like you and your friends to find him."

Face patted his shoulder. "I'll ask Hannibal, but I'm sure he will."

Abner smiled at him. "Thank you. Please find him, I want him to know he has a family."

*************************************************************

Murdock saddled the bay horse while BA choose the gray one. He watched Murdock.

"Hey, fool, you okay?"

"Yeah, big guy. I'm fine, just a little bit confused. This whole mess with the Jaguar and a twin, it's just getting to me."

"I know, Murdock. Things will work out."

"BA, I've got to find this twin. He may have some answers to some questions."

"You're right, Captain, that's why we're going to search for him. You can either go horseback riding or you two can help. It's up to you."

Murdock and BA unsaddled the horses and made sure they were taken care of, then joined Hannibal and Face. They all climbed into the van.

Hannibal looked at Face. "Okay, Face, you take us to

the place you last saw him."

Deadly Revenge Two -- part Three Face ran over and helped Murdock to his feet and

over to a nearby chair. Murdock put his head between  his knees trying to calm down. This was a

shock to him. He didn't know he had a twin

brother. He looked up at Lt. Hansley.

"I have a twin?" he asked.

She just stared at him. "I know nothing about a twin.

I've been ordered to bring you in."

Face turned to her. "Look, Lt. Hansley, you've been

ordered to bring Lyle Pickett back. That is not Lyle

Pickett, that's HM Murdock."

She shook her head. "How do I know you are not

lying to protect him?"

Sheriff Mckenzie spoke up. "It makes no difference

who he is. He remains in this town till the murder of

that woman is solved. He's my number one suspect."

Jennifer Hansley nodded her head. "I'll be back

for you Pickett," she theatened as she left. Murdock

just stared. Face placed his arms around him. "Come on, Murdock, let's go back to your uncle's ranch."

Murdock was still in shock about finding out he had

a brother and leaned on Face for support. Mckenzie

walked over to Face.

"Don't leave town."

Face glared at him. "Don't worry, we won't."

Tony walk over to them. "I'll give you a ride."

Face nodded as he helped Murdock in the truck.

Murdock sat there not saying a word. Face glanced

back at him. "Murdock, you okay?"

He looked at Face but didn't say a word. Face

turned away. He felt for Murdock. When they got

to the house, Hannibal and BA were waiting. BA greeted

Murdock with a smile, but the pilot ran past him

and upstairs. BA stared in surprise, then back at

Face.

"What's going on Face?" asked Hannibal.

Face stared at Hannibal and spoke in a small

voice. "Murdock just found out he has a twin

brother."

Murdock ran into his uncle Abner's room. "Why

didn't you tell me I had a twin brother? You must have

known."

Abner stared at his nephew in surprise. "How do

you know about that? You were never told about it."

Murdock was distress. "Why? Why wasn't I told?

You had no right to keep that from me."

His uncle placed his hand on Murdock's shoulder, but Murdock pulled away.

"Don't touch me. Just tell me the truth. Why

wasn't I told?"

"You were so young when your brother died. We

thought it would be for the best."

Murdock was slowly calming down. "It wasn't fair.

I should have been told."

Abner pulled his nephew in for a hug. "I know, HM.

I am so sorry we never told you."

This time Murdock didn't pull away. "Please tell

me about him. What was his name?"

"His name was FM Murdock. You were both named for

your grandfathers. You for grandfather Murdock,

and your brother for grandfather Merrison. You two

were identical and we knew it would be hard to tell you apart, so your mother dressed you both different. HM, you two were so cute."

"What happened to him? I need to know."

His uncle nodded. "One day your mother had just put

you two down for a nap. She went downstairs to do

some housework. When she came to check on you, you

were both gone."

Murdock waited for his uncle to continue. "The

next day the police found you in a dumpster. You

were alive, thank God, but there was no sign of FM.

Finally, the police had no more clues, and they stopped the search.  Till the day she died your mother felt he was still alive, somewhere."

"He is still alive. Face met him."

To be cont...

Deadly Revenge Two -- Part Four

Murdock's uncle stared at him. "What do you

mean your friend Face saw him? HM he is dead."

Murdock shook his head. "You don't know that for

sure. Like you said, there was never anything found,

no body or anything. Face saved a guy from being

killed, he thought that guy was me. But I was still

in jail at the time."

Abner stared as he slowly got out of bed. Murdock stopped him.

"Where are you going?"

"I need to talk to your friend."

"All right. I will go get him, you just stay put. The doctor said you had to stay in bed at least another week."

"I'm fine. I'm just going to sit in this chair, HM. Could you please hand me that photo album?"

Murdock handed the photo album to his uncle and went downstairs to get Face. He found him in the kitchen with his Aunt Jill, Hannibal and BA.

"Face, my uncle wants to talk to you."

Face nodded his head and left. Murdock headed for the door.

"Where are you going, Murdock?" asked his commanding officer.

"I'm going for a ride, colonel. I'll be back soon."

BA got up and finshed off his milk. "I'll go with you, Murdock."

Murdock just shook his head. "Fine, BA, whatever you want to do."

Together they both headed for the stables.

***********************************************************

Face knocked on the door.

"Come in," came the response. Face entered the room. He saw Murdock's uncle looking at a photo album. He walked over to him.

"Murdock said you wanted to talk to me."

"Yes, I do. He told me you saw FM."

"FM?" Face asked confused.

"My other nephew, HM's twin. He said you saw him."

"I'm not sure if that's who it was. He called himself Lyle and he wanted to go home."

"Did he look just like HM?"

"Yeah, that why I thought he was Murdock. I saved him from being killed."

Abner motioned for Face to look at the photo album. He pointed to a picture of two children about 18 months old. One was wearing a sailor outfit, the other a cowboy outfit.

"This was the last picture taken of them together on the day they were kidnapped."

Face nodded his head. "Which one is Murdock, the one I know?"

"The one in the cowboy outfit. His initial's are on his shirt. If that was FM you saw, I would like you and your friends to find him."

Face patted his shoulder. "I'll ask Hannibal, but I'm sure he will."

Abner smiled at him. "Thank you. Please find him, I want him to know he has a family."

*************************************************************

Murdock saddled the bay horse while BA choose the gray one. He watched Murdock.

"Hey, fool, you okay?"

"Yeah, big guy. I'm fine, just a little bit confused. This whole mess with the Jaguar and a twin, it's just getting to me."

"I know, Murdock. Things will work out."

"BA, I've got to find this twin. He may have some answers to some questions."

"You're right, Captain, that's why we're going to search for him. You can either go horseback riding or you two can help. It's up to you."

Murdock and BA unsaddled the horses and made sure they were taken care of, then joined Hannibal and Face. They all climbed into the van.

Hannibal looked at Face. "Okay, Face, you take us to the place you last saw him."

TBC


Deadly Revenge by Susie Owens
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