"Major, may I come in?" Hawkeye knocked lightly on Margaret's door.
"Do I have a choice in the matter?" She asked coldly. Hawkeye cringed and entered her tent.
"What do you want Pierce?" He could tell she was still furious. Maybe he should have waited until she cooled off a bit. Oh well, too late now.
"I come bearing gifts!" He exclaimed cheerfully as he sat a cardboard box on her desk. "Peace offerings really." He offered her a smile and she crossed her arms.
"You better have a damn good apology in mind."
Hawkeye sighed and ran his fingers through his hair. "I went too far Margaret. I'm a jerk and I'm sorry."
Her expression softened slightly but she wouldn't budge. "I've heard better."
Hawkeye repeated his apology but with a slight difference. "I'm a complete asshole and I'm sorry."
This time she was tempted to smile. "You're getting warmer."
Hawkeye reached into the cardboard box and pulled out a wine bottle. "It's actually wine." He commented playfully. He sat the bottle down on the desk and laid two wine glasses next to it. Next he pulled out a record player.
"Isn't that Charles'?" She asked, her eyebrows raised.
Hawkeye nodded but didn't offer any more information. Lastly he retrieved a dusty record album. He placed it on the record player and poured the wine.
Margaret smiled when as she heard the melancholy music drifting from the player.
"When you're smiling, when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you. When you're laughing, oh when you're laughing the sun comes shinning through."
He picked up the glasses and offered one to Margaret hopefully. She accepted it.
"Friends?" He asked hopefully, his glass raised in the air.
Margaret sighed and connected her glass with his. "Friends." She took a sip of the wine and gagged. "This is awful."
He smiled and took her glass from her and sat both glasses back on the desk. "May I have this dance?" He asked, bowing slightly.
Margaret accepted his offer and took a step towards him. He held her close as they danced slowly.
"But when you're crying you bring on the rain. So stop you're sighing. Be happy again. Keep on smiling. 'Cause when you're smiling the whole world smiles with you."
This is very short drabble and for once it's not a romance! Simply HM friendship. I hope you liked it. If you want to hear what this song is like you can hear it at www. myspace .com /bingcrosbymusic (minus the spaces of course)