Disclaimer: Don't own it, never will, wish I could though!
Old and New
It was a few weeks after that fateful day, when the members of the 4077th
had found out that their colonel Henry Blake had been shot down while
flying home. Trapper had left, and so had Frank. One day, there was an
announcement over the PA system.
"Attention, Attention! Will Captain Pierce, Major Houlihan, Father
Mulcahey, and Corporal Klinger please report to Colonel Potter's office at
Hawkeye glanced up from his latest magazine. "I wonder what Potter
wants with me, Hot Lips, Father and Klinger? "
BJ shrugged. "Beats me. Have you played any tricks on any of them?"
Hawkeye shook his head innocently. "Who, me? I would never do
something like that!"
BJ laughed, and Hawkeye got up and wandered over to his colonel's office.
When he arrived, he went through the door to find Margaret, Mulcahey,
Klinger, and Radar already there. Puzzled as to why they were assembled, he
sat down. He glanced around, and could see that he wasn't the only one that
Hawkeye finally voiced what everyone was thinking. "Okay, Colonel, what's
going on?" Everyone else nodded, glad someone had asked the question they
were all thinking.
Colonel Potter looked around the room. He had a strange look on his face, a
look of awkwardness and nervousness.
"Well, folks, I called all of you here to discuss something that
happened recently, before I arrived here."
Instantly everyone knew what he was talking about. Colonel Blake, whose
plane had been shot down over the Sea of Japan. Everyone's faces instantly
changed from confused to upset. They still felt the death of their former
leader intensely, especially Radar. He was staring at the floor, trying to
hide the tears in his eyes.
Colonel Potter looked around at them, glancing at their faces. "I know you
were very close to your former colonel, and I know you still feel his
death. I want you to know," He stopped, unsure of how to say what he was
thinking. "I want you all to know that if you need to talk about anything,
Although he had said very little, the words he said touched everyone. In
the short time they had been in Potter's office, they felt closer to him,
and felt a new sense of respect for him.
Hawkeye was the first to speak. "Thank you Colonel. That means a lot to me,
to all of us," he said, glancing around at everyone. They nodded. Now they
all had tears in their eyes. Radar was on the verge of crying. Hawkeye
reached up and squeezed his shoulder reassuringly.
Potter's voice was uncharacteristically soft when he spoke. "All
right, folks. I'm sure you all have work to do, so."
Everyone stood up. Hawkeye and Margaret headed to Post-Op, Father Mulcahey
and Klinger went to the Mess Tent, and Radar went into his office. They
left, thinking about the old and the new.
So, what do you think? I wrote this kind of quickly, so I would really
appreciate some reviews to tell what I can do to make it better. I hope you
like it! R&R begs*!!!!!! Please, read my other stories!!!