Part 1 - The Meeting
One cool day in Las Angeles in 1984, Hannibal Smith was
waiting for B.A. to pick him up from the shop he ran as Mr. Lee and he looked
across the street from the shop and saw a brown haired woman walking across the
street. She was coming to his shop and
when she entered the shop Hannibal thought he recognized her as a woman he knew
5 years before. He went over to her and
asked, "May I help you, Miss?"
She looked up at him and answered, "Yes, I was told to come
here to contact the A-Team. I don't
want to cause them any trouble. I just
need to get help because my life is in danger.
I personally knew Hannibal Smith about 5 years ago. My name is Leslie Roman. I will pay whatever I have to for their
When she had told him her name he knew she was the woman he
had known. She hadn't met the rest of
the team because he had been running from the MP's again and had been split up
from the team. She had hid him in her
house for a week and they had fallen in
love. They had spent a lot of time
together while he was with her in her home and she had taken him to her bed. He had planned to marry her when he was
finished running from the law and his team was cleared of their crime because
he loved her and he tried to be a gentleman.
They never got the chance because he had to go on the run again but he
promised to find her again to marry her when he was free of the government
chasing after him. He told her where to
meet her next contact and went to find Face and B.A. to tell them to spring
About 4 hours later Hannibal met her at the location as a
taxi driver and took her the warehouse without saying a word. When he got to the warehouse the team was waiting
for them and after Hannibal got out of the cab he took off his disguise.
Leslie had seen him leave the cab but didn't know where he
was or what he was doing. She got out
of the cab and saw the cab driver over by one of the crates and she watched him
take off the black hair he was had on and realized he was wearing a wig. She was watching him from behind so when he
took the wig off she saw that he had gray hair that was almost all snow white. When he turned around all the disguise was
gone and a very good looking middle aged man stood in front of her. She soon connected the situation and the
face. She slowly walked over to him and
asked, "Hannibal?" When he nodded she wrapped her arms around his neck and
hugged him. She told him, "I was starting
to think I would never find you again." He nodded at her and back away
After Leslie had recognized him he accepted her hug and
then he decided it was time for him to introduce his friends. He called, "Face, B.A., Murdock." They each
came out from hiding behind a crate except Murdock so he called him again. He then saw Murdock come out from behind a
crate with his imaginary dog Billy. All
he could do was roll his eyes because he knew all to well the way B.A. felt
about Murdock imaginary pets. He introduced them all to Leslie and Murdock
looked like he was being
pulled all over the warehouse by Billy while B.A was calling him a crazy
Hannibal lit a cigar and had Leslie sit in a chair and then
got one for himself. He listened to her
explain what was happening to her while he smoked his cigar. Somebody was trying to kill her because she
found out something she shouldn't have.
He didn't even know when the rest of the gang had circled around
them. After she finished telling them
her story Hannibal told B.A to load their things in the van. She told them
before they go to find the people who were doing this to her she needed them to
stop by her home.
They stopped at her home and she ran in the house and came
back out with a 4 year old brown/blonde haired little girl and 2 small
suitcases. Hannibal didn't understand
any of it but he figured she would explain if she wanted to. Hannibal had taken the passenger front seat
of the van, Face the right back seat, Murdock and Billy took the left back
seat, and Leslie and the girl took the two middle seats. Hannibal talked to B.A. as they were
driving and figured out how they were going to help Leslie. They stopped to get something to eat and
Hannibal went to get gas with B.A. so he could get some supplies.
They met up with the team at the diner after they got the
gas. Hannibal paid for Leslie and the girl's meal, while the team paid for
their own meals. When they finished
eating and went out to the van, they heard sirens. Hannibal was the first to see Decker coming at them with sirens
going. He yelled, "Let's get
going! Here comes Decker!" He ran to the van with everyone following
him. He jumped in the back and B.A. drove off as fast as he could without
leaving anyone behind. They almost left
the girl behind but Hannibal grabbed her under her arms before they took off
down the road. He wound up falling on
the floor of the van with the kid in his lap as Murdock closed the door. She clutch his shirt with her little hands
and held on to him tightly. After
a few minutes she let go of his shirt
and he asked, "You all right?" When she
nodded he told her, "That's good. I
know jumping into a moving van scared you but I honestly don't think you would
want to meet Decker."
She finally let go of him so he could sit in a seat while
B. A. was driving like a maniac trying to get away from Decker. The girl went to her mother and Leslie told
Hannibal, "You're crazy, you know that don't you?" Hannibal started to chuckle as he lit his cigar and Murdock told
her, "He's not the one that's crazy.
He's on the jazz but he's not
crazy. If you want to talk about crazy,
I'm the crazy one."
Leslie looked at Murdock sitting beside Hannibal and said,
"You got to be kidding." Hannibal still
had his cigar in his mouth when he told her, "No, Murdock is certified crazy by
the government. He is virtually
harmless though unless some one hurts one of us or any of his other friends
like Billy. He's been part of our team
for over 10 years and he's a great pilot. He can fly anything. He's also a very close friend."
Part 2 - The
After about an hour B.A. lost Decker and stopped at a hotel
about 3 hours later because it was getting dark and they were all tired. Hannibal had fallen asleep in the van which
normally never happened. Face started
to talk to Hannibal and when he got no answer he looked at Hannibal and found
he was asleep. When they stopped at the
hotel Murdock shook Hannibal's arm slightly and called his name to wake him
up. They went and got two bedrooms because they needed to stay
with Leslie. B.A., Murdock and Face
slept in one room while Hannibal slept in the other with Leslie and the little
girl to keep an eye on them. There were
only two beds per room so Murdock wound up sleeping on the floor in the rest of
the team's room while Hannibal was going to sleep in a chair in the other
room. Leslie insisted he take one of
the beds and her and her daughter would take the other. After the girl fell asleep Leslie took
Hannibal over into one of the farther corners by the wall and told him, "I know
you are probably wondering why I have a little girl." Before he could say
anything she told him, "NO, I didn't marry, Hannibal. When we were a couple I promised I would wait for you and I
have. That little girl is my 4 year old
daughter Joanna and she is also your daughter. I found out I was pregnant about
a month after you ran from the government again with your friends. I decided to have her even though I wasn't married
because I love you and wanted to at least have a part of you with me in case I
never saw you again. It is written in
my will that if anything happens to me Joanna should go with you. I wouldn't ask this of you if I wasn't so
worried about her. I know you would
protect her as you protected me. I just
her to have some one who can love her with her. You are not that emotional when it come to love but I'm sure B.A.
will get along with her because he seems like he's very good with children."
Hannibal had sat down in one of the chairs when it
registered what she had just told him.
He asked, "You're telling me that Joanna is my daughter? I'm sorry,
Leslie. I wish I had known so I could
have at least sent you money or something to help take care of her. I also wish I wasn't on the run all the time
so I could be there to help raise her and be there for her when she needed
me. I am sorry I wasn't there for you
and Joanna until now." He stood up and
walked over to the window. He looked
out the window and got lost in his thoughts.
He felt Leslie put her hand on his arm and lightly squeezed.
Leslie moved so she was standing in front of Hannibal and
gave him a smile. She looked in his
clear blue eyes and noticed the guilt he was hiding. When he realized she had seen the guilt in his eyes he turned
away from her. She told him, "Hannibal,
It's not your fault that you didn't know.
I've always understood why you've been running. I'm glad I had Joanna because I knew I would
at least have a part of you with me even if I never saw you again. I love you." She wrapped her arms around his waist and put her head on his
back. He turned around and she moved
her arms to his shoulders.
He kissed her forehead and told her, "I'll find a way to
take care of her if anything happens to you.
I think you should get some sleep now, Leslie." He then went into the room where the rest of
the team was sleeping and told them, "I'll take the first watch while the rest
of you get some sleep." He then walked
over to the chair in Leslie's room and sat down. Leslie had changed into a nightgown and got into bed. Hannibal
was surprised to find out he had a daughter since he was 56 years old
already. He was already middle aged and
he knew he would probably get himself killed someday because of the Jazz. He didn't want to get his daughter killed
with him because it was bad enough he could get the team killed. He didn't even know if the girl could grow
to like him or not. He turned his
attention to watching what went on outside.
He traded places with Face
during the night and went to sleep on the bed in the same room.
Hannibal was woken in the morning by Leslie shaking his arm
lightly. They got on the road shortly
after and Murdock was annoying B.A. as usual and Face was making a list of
things they would need. Hannibal sat
quietly in the front seat and smoked on of his cigars. A car suddenly pulled out from behind some
bushes by the road and a man from the car started shooting at the van. Face handed Hannibal a gun and Hannibal
started firing back at them. Face had Leslie and the girl get in the
farthest back that they could
and then opened the door. He started
shooting at their tires while Hannibal had their attention. He shut the side door after he had blown the
Joanna was terrified and clenching her little fists on her
mother's sweater. Hannibal had this big
wide grin on his face and when Murdock, Face and B.A. saw it they groaned. Leslie asked what they were groaning about
and Murdock answered, "Hannibal's on the Jazz again!" B.A. replied, "What ya talkin 'bout, sucka! He's always on the Jazz, you crazy
Part 3- A New Chance
They ran into the men in the car again and this time they
were cornered because they were cut off from the van. The men started to shoot at them so they headed for cover but not
before Leslie got shot. She died in
Hannibal's arms and he was determined to get Joanna to safety no matter what
the cost was. He took the chance and
ran to the van and got in it on the opposite side from the shooting. He got the rifles and started shooting back
while he drove the van. B.A. and face
jumped in the van with Leslie's body so the could get her buried properly and
Murdock grabbed Joanna and jumped in the van while Face shut the door.
After Hannibal had hid the van Murdock, who had moved up
into the front seat, looked at Hannibal.
He noticed Hannibal was bleeding and said, "Hey, Face. Hannibal's bleeding!" He got Hannibal to sit in the back while
B.A. took over the drivers seat. He
then got Hannibal's jacket off with Face's help and helped Hannibal unbutton
his shirt. Murdock took a good look at
the wound and said, "Uh, Hannibal. I think we'd better find a doctor to remove
that bullet because you're the only one with experience at removing them. B.A., we need to find Hannibal a
doctor." Murdock noticed 4 year old
Joanna moving up to the seat from the back.
She was looking at Hannibal and the blood coming from the wound in his
shoulder. He noticed tears were
starting to gather in her blue eyes and said, "Uh, Hannibal?" and made a
movement with his head to tell Hannibal what he was trying to show him.
Hannibal looked in the direction Murdock was telling him to
and saw Joanna standing there with her hands clasped together and tears forming
in her eyes.
Hannibal motioned for her to
come over to him and held out his hand to her.
He told her, "I know you miss your mother but we'll make sure she gets a
proper burial somehow. You'll
understand this someday. You're going
to be with us now. You'll understand us
better as the years progress." He was
getting lightheaded and then everything went black. The next thing he knew he was being helped out of the van and
when he looked up he saw Maggie Sullivan.
He faintly smiled at her and when she came over to him he faintly said,
"Hi, Maggie. Miss me?" He then almost
fell out of Face and Murdock's support because of how weak he was.
Maggie just looked at Hannibal being supported by Face and
Murdock and said, "Oh, Hannibal. Last
time I saw you one of your men was hurt and now you are. You have to learn you're not as
indestructible as you think. Come on
we'll get that bullet out of you." An
hour later Hannibal was sleeping in Maggie's bed so he could rest and get his
Hannibal woke up with Joanna beside him on the bed. They
were facing each other and Joanna was curled up close to him but not quite
touching him. He smiled weakly and
gently shook her shoulder to wake her up.
When she woke up she looked at him and shyly blushed from being caught
by him. She went to get off the bed and
Hannibal lightly grabbed her arm to stop her.
She had a look on her face like she had been scolded and Hannibal
quietly told her, "It's all right, Joanna. You don't have to get off the bed because I really don't mind you
being there. You were tired weren't you?" She shook her head and he asked, "Just out of curiosity, why were
here then?" She pointed at him and he
asked, "You were here for me?" a nod, "You hardly even know me and you were
worried about me?" She nodded and
lightly touched his temple with her little hand.
Maggie came in the room and asked, "How's the
patient?" Hannibal looked up at Maggie
and smiled at her. When Joanna left the
room Maggie sat on the bed in her spot and had Hannibal roll over onto his back
so she could check his dressings on his wound.
She told him, "She's been with you since we brought you up here about 3
hours ago. She hasn't left your side
all the time you were sleeping." She
caressed his cheek and kissed him lightly on the lips. The light kiss turned into a passionate kiss
because Hannibal put his uninjured arm behind Maggie's back and deepened the
kiss as he pulled her closer to him.
Maggie reluctantly pulled away from him and looked into his eyes. She could see the desire and love he had for
her, but she knew he wasn't in any shape to love her like he wanted to because
wound and the fact that he
was to weak from pain and blood loss.
She sadly told him, "We can't, Hannibal. You're not strong enough and I don't want to hurt your
shoulder. You need to rest so be good
and go to sleep. Oh and Hannibal, I'll arrange the woman's burial
here in Bad Rock if that's all right with you.
What was her name?" Hannibal
answered with a nod and replied, "Leslie Roman. We were in love once and I had to move on to get away from
Lynch. I figured after 5 years she had
probably found someone else to love and I fell in love with you. She found me looking for help and
protection." She kissed his forehead and left the room.
Downstairs Murdock was trying to get Joanna to come to him
and little by little she was coming around.
After an hour Murdock had her playing horse with him and he was the
horse. She never spoke or laughed but
they could tell she was having fun because she was smiling. It was kind of obvious she was beginning to
like Murdock and he did like her.
When it came time for bed the gang all found places to
sleep while Maggie went up to her room and found she had to share the bed with
the girl and Hannibal. He had fell
asleep on his back in the same spot she had made him move to so she could look
at his bandages. He was in the middle
of the bed and the girl was on the side of him that hadn't been hurt. Maggie just took the other side and avoided
his wounded shoulder. She woke up the
next morning with her arm over his side and their hands clasped together. Maggie wished they weren't on the run
because she hardly ever knew where they were.
It's gotten to the point where she is protective of Hannibal and she
wants to be there to take care of him when he got old but she knew it was
impossible until they either got pardoned or unless she went on the run with
them. She was glad he had the team with
him because they are the only family he has now. He spent over 10 years with them Any of his men would sacrifice their life to protect or help
him. He had formed a family with them
and they were going to stick together no matter what. She was happy he had a group of people that care about him the
way they did. As she was thinking she
had moved her hand up to his temple and had been lightly caressing the side of
his head with her fingers. After awhile
he rolled onto his back and looked at her.
She just smiled at him and told him, "Good morning, Hannibal. How'd you sleep?"
Hannibal just grinned and answered, "I slept fine,
Maggie. Where's Joanna? I vaguely remember her being here earlier
this morning." He tried to sit up but
it a little hard because he was still weak.
Maggie put her hand lightly on his chest and gently pushed
back down again. She told him, "You're
still weak and will be for a few days.
You lost quite an amount of blood but not enough to need to have to do a
blood transfusion. I'll call the guys
to help you get downstairs."
Hannibal gently grabbed her arms and whispered, "Not yet,
Maggie. I just want to hold you for
awhile. I've missed you. I've missed holding you and being with
you. I'm sorry. I know you have other things to do. I sometimes forget you're a busy
woman." He let go of her and waited for
her to leave.
Maggie got up and got on the opposite side of the bed than
she had been on. She got on the bed next to Hannibal and put
her head on his uninjured shoulder. She
told him, "John, I don't mind staying a little while longer. I'm not to busy to spend time with the man I
love. I just thought you might want to
see your men. We can stay here a little
while." She felt him put his arm around
her and she took his other hand with her free one. They stayed like for about a half hour.
After a while she notice the hand that had been holding
hers had loosened slightly and she went into a panic for a minute until she
realized his breathing had deepened and he had fallen asleep again. She remembered that Hannibal didn't make
hardly any noise when he slept. He
didn't even snore so the only thing that ever told her he was asleep was the
fact that when she listened to his breathing it deepened with sleep or unless
he started to purr quietly. That's how
she could tell if he was sleeping or unconscious because his breathing either
stays the same as when he's awake or gets shallower if he's unconscious. She let go of his hand and covered him with
the covers again. She kissed his
forehead and went to get dressed.
Part 4 - The
When she got downstairs everyone was up except Murdock
although he was awake. He had been the
unlucky one to wind up sleeping on the floor.
She went over to him to ask him why he hadn't gotten up yet and saw
under the covers with Murdock was a small form. When he pulled back the covers slightly she saw the form was
Joanna curled up next to Murdock and clutching his plaid shirt with her little
hands. She smiled at him and went to
After breakfast was ready Murdock came in the kitchen
carrying Joanna on his hip and her arms were around his neck. He was smiling and so was Joanna. B.A. laughed and told Murdock, "You finally
got a friend other than your invisible ones, crazy fool." Joanna hugged Murdock tighter and he sat in
a chair at the table with Joanna in his lap.
He asked, "Where's, Hannibal? Is
he feelin' any better?"
Maggie replied, "Yes, He's feeling better, Murdock. He was awake earlier but fell asleep
again. I think someone should go wake
him up for breakfast and help him down here."
Murdock was going to get out of his chair and go help Hannibal but B.A
and Face were ahead of him.
Upstairs Hannibal was still asleep when Face and B.A. got
up there. Face walked over to the bed
and gently shook his arm calling, "Hannibal, time to wake up. Breakfast is ready." Hannibal answered, "All right, Face." Hannibal tried to sit up and when Face
noticed he was having a little trouble he helped Hannibal get up and let him
get dressed and stayed around just in case he needed help.
When they got downstairs Hannibal saw Joanna on Murdock's
lap and smiling. He was glad she had
found someone to be happy around. He
wished he was the one, but if it was going to happen it would happen over
time. Face helped Hannibal over to a
chair at the table. They ate breakfast
together and then Face helped Hannibal into the living room and had sit in one
of the chairs.
Hannibal sat there and read a newspaper Murdock had gotten
him. He was smoking a cigar and reading
when he felt a pull on his pant leg. He
moved the paper to the side and saw Joanna's wide, bright blue eyes looking up
at him. He asked, "Well, Joanna. What can I do for you?" He watched her look down and when she looked
up again she pointed at him. He
guessed, "You want to sit on my lap?"
She nodded and Hannibal set aside the newspaper. He helped her crawl up onto his lap and she
put her head on his unhurt shoulder.
Hannibal put his arm around her back and held her. She didn't seem to mind the cigar smoke at
all. She just clutched his shirt and
started to quietly sob.
Hannibal didn't know that Joanna knew he was her
father. He thought she didn't know yet
and that he would have to tell her when the time came. He was older than most fathers and many men
his age are grandfathers by now. In a
way he was a father because he considered his men sons because they had been
long and spent so much time together. They were his family and always would
be. He had spent about 10-15 years of
his life with them and watched each one of them change as they got older.
As Hannibal held her he tried to comfort her by gently
rubbing his hand up and down on her back and murmuring to her. He had very little experience in comforting
children although he had comforted Murdock and Face once or twice. She fell asleep in his arms and after he
finished his cigar he fell asleep himself.
Murdock had gone out for some things and when he came back
he saw Joanna in Hannibal's lap and
both of them were asleep. He had
talked to her earlier telling her what he knew about Hannibal and explaining
why Hannibal was the way he was even though Murdock didn't really understand it
Hannibal was a mystery to every member of the team because
he kept to himself although he liked to spend time with all of them. Hannibal
had told them very little about himself and the team had only figured a few
things out about him themselves. The team
knew he loved "the Jazz," cigars, acting and each one of them like a son
whether he would admit it or not. They
also knew he was in love with Maggie and he liked having some time to himself. They also know whenever one of them gets
hurt Hannibal will feel guilty or if they got hurt trying to keep him from
getting hurt or killed he will blame himself for it. They also know Hannibal is the most brilliant of the team
although each of them can come up with plans when they need to.
Murdock thought Hannibal and Joanna were cute so he got
Face's camera and took a picture of them.
He went over to Hannibal and gently shook his arm to wake him up. He didn't wake up as fast as he normally did
but he knew Joanna was still in his lap.
Murdock smiled his typical lopsided grin at Hannibal and asked, "How ya
feelin, Muchacho?" Hannibal just smiled
back at him and replied, "I'm feeling better, Murdock. What time is it?" Murdock looked at his watch and said, "It's 16:00, Colonel." As they talked Joanna started to wake up and
Hannibal just let her readjust. Murdock
gently put his hand on Joanna's head and got her attention. When she looked at him he asked her, "You
behave while I was out, Muchacha?" She
nodded and looked up at Hannibal and he asked, "How'd you sleep?" She just smiled at him and after an hour of
Hannibal and Murdock talking they had dinner.
A few days later Hannibal was well enough to travel again
and they decided to hit the road the next morning. Hannibal had been sleeping in Maggie's bed with her while he got
better but their last night together for a while was going to be memorable for
them. Hannibal loved her until he was
to tired to do it anymore. They fell
asleep happily in each others arms and
Hannibal kissed her before he left with the team.
They left Bad Rock at 6:00 in the morning and Hannibal
carried Joanna out to the van and put her in the back in-between Murdock and
Face. He got in the front seat by B.A.
and they took off in the direction of Las Angeles. Joanna had only woken up slightly when Hannibal had picked her
up. She had gently grabbed his
shirtfront and put her head on his shoulder.
After Hannibal had set her beside Face and Murdock she curled up beside
Murdock with her head on his chest.
Part 5 - The Poisoning and
It took another year before Joanna would talk to anyone of
the team members. One day Hannibal got
poisoned again and he had the sharp knife-like pain in his stomach like
before. He also was sweating terribly
and in horrible pain. He came in the
door of the place where they were staying and doubled over in pain. Murdock caught him and held him up before
Hannibal could fall to the floor. Face
helped Murdock get Hannibal into bed before he passed out on the floor. As soon as Hannibal was lying on the bed
Joanna hopped up next to him and grabbed onto his shirt. Joanna stayed by him while he was going in
and out of unconsciousness. One time
while he was conscious and in pain Joanna told him, "Please don't leave me,
Hannibal! You're the only parent I have
left to love! Please try and get better
so we can be together. I love you so
much and don't want to loose you, daddy!"
She then started to cry on his chest and felt his hand gently rubbing up
and down her head. He replied in a
pained whisper of a voice, "I love you to, Joanna."
After Maggie gave Hannibal the anotidote he started to get
better and stared to stay concious more often.
After a couple of days he was almost back to normal and Joanna hopped on
the bed next to him. She pulled on his
pajama top sleeve and when he looked at her, she kissed his cheek and
wrapped her arms around his neck. He hugged her back and asked, "How long have
you known I'm your father, Joanna?"
Joanna pulled back from him and looked at his eyes and
replied, "I knew since before mom died.
She told me when I was 3 and showed me a picture of you." He pulled her close to him again and kissed
As he held her he asked, "Why didn't you ever talk to us or
let me know you knew I was your father, hmm?"
She replied, "I didn't speak because I didn't want to until
I got to know all of you better. I
wanted to know what you were all like on the inside instead of what I have
heard from others. I found out quite a lot from just watching you. I learned that any of you would give your
life for each other.
I learned that Face is kind hearted, loving and caring when
he wants to be, but he likes to stay as distant as possible from others because
he's affraid of being hurt by them. He is also a conman who is very good at
picking locks and getting himself in trouble.
He is also the one in charge whenever something happens to you. He is also the youngest member of the team
and H.M. conciders him a little brother.
B.A. is grouchy most of the time but loves children and
cares for each one of you very deeply eventhough he doesn't admit it. He is also an expert mechanic and can make
just about anything out of anything. He
is also very fond of H.M. and loves fighting with him. He likes to H.M. a "crazy fool" all the time
and pick on him. He is also fond of the
word sucka and flipping people over his head.
He also loves gold and from what I can tell he is the second youngest of
the team. He is terrified of flying in
anything and prefers to drive everywhere.
Because of being affraid of flying you have to drug him to get him in a
chopper or plane. If You can't drug him
you have to find another means of knocking him out like a 2x4 or hypnosis.
H.M. is very unusaul and I haven't figured him out all the
way yet. He can be very quiet or he can
be very loud. I found out from
listening to conversations that you and the team had with each other or other
people that H.M. is a certified nutcase.
It also helped that you kept taking him back to his "home" at the
VA. He loves to howl and act like an
animal of any kind once in a while. He
loves to drive B.A. crazy and call him a mudsucka whenever B.A. tries to "hurt"
him. He has delutions and
hallucinations, he believes he has a dog named Billy and he talks to bugs and
other types of animals. But on the
inside he is a very loving and kind soul.
He also loves to have fun and is harmless. I also know he can fly anything from a helicopter to a 747. He is the second oldest member of the team
and calls all of you
Muchachos once in a while and
calls me Muchacha. He can speak many
different languages and reads those languages.
He also spends most of his time at the VA alone and in his room playing
video games or reading books.
You on the other hand are kind of a mystery and no one on
this team seems to know much about you.
I know you love cigars and are very quick and cunning for your age. I don't mean that as an insult because I
know your the oldest member of the team and the leader. Your favorite phrase is "I love it when a
plan comes together" and you say it very often. Your the one with the plans for
everything you guys get into. You live
life by making a plan and if that one don't work you make another one. You're almost always "on the Jazz" and when
you are you are dangerous to be around.
You are fearless and are not afraid of hardly anything. I know one thing you are affraid of an
that's being terribly ill and/or dying without atleast one member of the team
with you. You think of this team as
your family and you concider yourself to be a kind of father to each of
them. You may be my father by blood but
you are theirs by being with them for as long as you have and knowing them
almost since they were about 18. You
would do anything to help any one of them even if that means getting caught by
the MP's in order to save one of their lives."
Hannibal was amazed at how much she had figured out in a
year. He told her, "You figured out a
lot about each of us in just one year, Joanna."
Part 6 - The Same Old Routine and Face
After a couple of days they got on the road again. They went back to LA and found out that
someone was looking for them. Hannibal
started the typical way they watched people by sending them to different
The last one Hannibal did was Mr. Lee and he had to bring
Joanna with him. The lady who wanted
their help walked into the shop and Joanna was sitting on a stool by the
counter and saw the lady coming first and told Hannibal, "Here she comes,
Hannibal!" After he was finished
talking to the lady he had to decide if they were going to take the case.
The lady's name was Samantha Dawson and her 7 year old son
had been kidnapped by a man who wanted her business. Hannibal talked to the team and they agreed to ake the case but
they had no idea what to do with Joanna.
She finally got
them to take her with them
because there wasn't really a place to leave her except Maggie's but she was
being watched again.
They met up with the woman and arranged to meet in
Louisianna. When they got there and got
out of the van Samantha was there to meet them. Hannibal led the way and one by one they got out of the van. B.A.
followed Hannibal, Face was next and then Murdock and Joanna brought up the
rear. When they got in the house she
told the all to have a seat and Hannibal sat in one of the easy chairs while
B.A. sat in another, Face and Murdock sat on the couch and Joanna ran over to
Hannibal who had just lit his cigar. He
held onto it with his teeth as he picked Joanna up into his lap. He told her, "just sit here and be good,
OK?" She nodded and put her head on his
chest and listened to his heartbeat while he listened to Samantha's story.
Samantha told them the whole story and when she was finished
she asked, "If I might ask, who is the little girl that you have with
you?" Hannibal looked down at Joanna
and held her closely to him. He
replied, "Samantha Dawson meet Joanna Roman.
Joanna is my daughter and I have custody of her because her mother was
killed when we were trying to protect her.
There was just to many of them and she got shot fatally before I could
get to her." Joanna curled her fingers
around a peice of Hannibal's shirt. He
held her tightly to him and kissed her forehead. After they were done talking to Samantha they got going to find
the boss that had her son.
Hannibal had a plan and figured it might just work. Murdock would go in there with a suit on and
Joanna would go with him as his daughter.
He would be a representative from another company that wants to trade
with this one. He would say he couldn't
find a babysitter and he was a widower.
The 5 year old child would make the story more believable and once
Murdock was in Face would con his way in somehow and find a way to help
Hannibal and B.A. in the building.
Murdock found the office and when the team was ready they all got out
their hand guns from in their belts.
Hannibal delivered the threat to the guy and asked him where the boy
was. After they got the information
they needed they left and Murdock carried Joanna while he ran to the van. As soon as they hit the bottom floor it
became a shootout and the team covered Murdock as he got Joanna in the van and
one by one they all hopped in the van and took off down the road. As they sped away the whole team including
Joanna all said together, "He's on the Jazz!"
as soon as they saw that big wide grin of his.
After about a month they found out where the guy was
keeping Samantha's son. They got in
there and got the boy out but Face got a stab wound in the shoulder from it
when he wound up in a knife fight trying to help Joanna from being kidnapped
herself. Hannibal and Murdock blamed
themselves because they were the ones who were supposed to keep an eye on her
and keep her out of trouble. Hannibal
took care of Face as soon as they were out of there and safe from being found
for a while. Joanna walked over to Face
and queitly but firmly told him, "I'm sorry, Face. I didn't mean to get you hurt.
I should of stayed closer to Hannibal and Murdock."
Face took hold of her hand and told her, "It's all right,
Joanna. People learn from their
mistakes all the time. You'll learn a
lot of useful things from us as you get older.
Now go on and play for a while."
He watched her go off and try to get B.A. and Murdock to play with
her. When he looked up at Hannibal he
noticed Hannibal was watching her play tag with Murdock. Hannibal was smiling but it wasn't the
typical "on the Jazz" smile. It was a
regular smile of happiness because Hannibal was happy he had Joanna to be
around and he was also glad he had actually had a daughter as pretty as her.
After Hannibal had finished taking care of Face he decided
to go and stand guard where they had turned off the road. He grabbed one of the rifles and as he
walked trying to decide which point would be good for a look out spot he lit
one of his cigars. He was thinking
about how happy he was to have a daughter.
He thought that the closest he would ever come to having children were
his unit and now he has a 5 year old daughter to take care of and protect. She could have stayed with Maggie but she
wouldn't let him leave her behind. Over
the last year she had also become very attached to him and he had become very
attached to her too. She had been very
upset when he had gotten poisoned again and had stayed with him until he got
better. He was unconscious a lot but he
somehow knew she was there beside him.
He remained on guard until nightfall when Murdock came to
take his place and Hannibal went back to the van to get some rest. He checked on Face and then he looked for
Joanna and found her curled up in the front seat of the van. Hannibal just smiled and put out his
cigar. He hopped into one of the back
seats of the van and fell asleep.
Sometime in the night he was woken
up by Joanna crawling up into his lap and wrapping her arms around his
neck and putting her head on his shoulder.
Her legs were dangling to the
side and she was shivering. Hannibal
asked, "Are you cold, Joanna?" When she nodded he got her to get off his lap
and gave her his jacket and then found one of the blankets from the back. He let her hop back into his lap and then
wrapped the blanket around her with his coat still around her shoulders. She settled down after she got comfortable
and Hannibal wrapped his arms around her.
They fell asleep soon after that and were like that all night.
The next morning Hannibal woke up with a stiff neck and
numb legs. There wasn't really enough
room for 2 people to sit in a seat. He
waited until Joanna woke up before he started to move around a lot. Joanna woke up about 15 minutes later and
Hannibal said, "Good Morning, Joanna.
How did ya sleep?" She looked at
him and blushed. She said, "All
right. I'm sorry I woke you up in the
middle of the night. I was just so cold
I thought I'd be warmer being close to you."
Hannibal just hugged her and replied, "That's all right,
Joanna. I normally don't sleep much
when we are in danger or doing a job anyway.
I don't mind that you crawled into my lap. Actually I kinda liked it and
was glad you trusted me enough to come to me when you need something." He was a little surprised when she sat up
straight and kissed him on the cheek. He smiled at her and when she got off his
lap he streched his legs out trying to get feeling back into them.
The side door opened and Murdock was standing there looking
at him and Joanna. He said, "B.A. took
over watching for a while and I checked on Face. He is starting to get a little better but we need to get to a
place where we can put him in a bed and get more medical supplies,
Hannibal nodded at him and got out of the van. He leaned
against the side of it and lit a cigar.
He told Murdock, "All right, Captain.
We'll go back to Las Angeles and try to find a spot there to take care
of Face. I'm sure Face'll be fine. Go
tell B.A. what we're going to do, Captain."
Murdock ran off to get B.A. and tell him Hannibal's plan.
Hannibal checked on Face in the back and got ready to
leave. He decided to stay in the same
clothes he had on and change when they got back to LA. After an hour they took off back toward LA
and decided to stop off on the way and get something to eat. Face was awake and he ate a little. Joanna sat in the seat where Face would
normally sit next to Murdock.
Part 7 - Joanna Attaches To
They got back in LA and found a place they could stay for a
while. It had three rooms and they were
going to divide them up with Face and Murdock in the double bed, B.A. and
Hannibal in the other double bed and Joanna in the full bed in the last
room. Joanna Clung to Hannibal and
started to cry whispering, "Please don't make me stay in a room by myself."
because she didn't want to be in a room by herself so B.A. took the full bed
and Hannibal let Joanna sleep with him in the double. They got moved in and helped Face to the room he was sharing with
Hannibal changed into his maroon pajamas and put on his
light blue robe while Joanna changed into a pink nightgown with a bunny on the
front of it that Hannibal had gotten her for Christmas. She got under the covers and asked, "Could
you tuck me in, Hannibal?" Hannibal sat
by her on her side of the bed and tucked her in. He told her, "I'm just going to check on Face and then I'll be
back." She nodded and he leaned over
and lightly kissed her forehead. He
gave her hand a gentle squeeze as he stood up.
When he came back in the room about a half an hour later
she was asleep and curled up in a little ball. He took off his robe and hung it over a chair near the bed. He got under the covers and started to fall
asleep when he felt Joanna curl up in the curve of his arm. He pulled her closer and she put her head on
his chest. She put her hand on his
belly right below the ribcage and clutched at his pajama top. He started to gently rub his hand up and
down her back in a soothing gesture.
After she calmed down she started to play with the button on Hannibal's
pajama top where her hand was. He quietly
asked, "That run in with those men
trying to kidnap you terrfied you didn't it?"
She nodded and he told her, "You're safe now, Joanna. I promise no matter what happens I'll find a
way to keep you from getting kidnapped or hurt. But if I can't keep that from happening, I will get you back from
whoever takes you and will help you in any way I can even if it means I'll go
back to prison or get killed doing it."
She sat up and kissed his cheek. She met his eyes with hers and replied, "I know I'm safe but I'm
still a little jumpy." She was quiet for a little while and then she asked,
"Did you know you have such bright sky blue eyes that light up and sparkle when
you go "on the Jazz" or when you're happy?"
He smiled at her and
she saw that sparkle of
happiness in his eyes again. She was
glad he was happy and put her head back down on his chest. She was very perceptive for her age. She felt him put his arm around her
shoulders and gently ruffle her hair with his hand. As she started to fall asleep she whispered, "I love you,
Hannibal lightly kissed her forehead and replied, "I love
you too, Joanna." Hannibal drifted off to sleep a few minutes later with his
arm protectively around Joanna.
They stayed there for a couple of months until Face was
well enough to go on the run again.
They were starting to get used to living in one place for a change but
they knew they had to leave soon before Decker tracked them down. They left early the next morning and found
another place to stay for a while.
Part 8 - Another Case and Hannibal is
They got another case and just as they were finishing it,
one of the bad guys snuck up behind Hannibal, shot him in the side and knocked
him out cold with the butt of his gun. Joanna screamed as she saw the man shot
her father. He then grabbed Joanna away
from where she had fallen to the ground to help her father. He held the gun to her head and told the
team that if they moved a muscle nearer
to him she would die. He started moving
back with a strong grip on Joanna.
Murdock slowly went to check on Hannibal. His silver hair was matted against his head
with blood. Hannibal had been hit
pretty hard and was bleeding from where the gun had connected with his
head. Murdock noticed he was also
bleeding pretty bad from the wound in his side. Murdock smacked Hannibal's face from side to side screaming,
"Hannibal, wake up! Please wake up!"
Murdock didn't know what he would do if he lost Hannibal because
Hannibal was like a father to him and one of the few people who can bring him
back to reality after he looses it.
Face and Hannibal were the only anchors to reality Murdock had. He started to panic and started to shake
Hannibal until he started to groan.
Murdock knew that if they lost Hannibal he would really go
insane, Joanna would probably join him and have a breakdown and go into
depression because her father was all she had left of her family. She did have the Team but it wasn't the same
as having your real family. She had
unfortunately watched her mother die and
Murdock didn't know if she
could handle watching her father, whom she had grown to love very deeply, die
like her mother did.
Murdock helped Hannibal sit up and helped him stay up. Hannibal was leaning his back against Murdock's chest as Murdock kneeled
on the ground supporting him.
Joanna kicked the guy in the the leg and ran to her
father. She fell to her knees beside
him and gently touched the blood spot on her father's side. When he gasped she pulled her hand away to
keep from hurting him anymore. She
gently put her hand on his cheek and had him turn his head to face her. She carefully put her hand on the spot
where the silver hair was covered with blood.
She wasn't bothered by the sight of blood but she did know it meant pain
and the person who was bleeding was hurt.
She looked in the man's direction and saw that B.A. had taken care of
B.A came over and helped
Hannibal up and helped him in the van.
B.A sat him in the seat away from the door in the back while Face got in
Hannibal's usual front seat and Murdock and Joanna got in the back with
Hannibal. Hannibal was leaning against
the side of the van with Murdock in the seat next to him trying to help him
open his shirt so Murdock could look at the wound in Hannibal's side. Joanna was kneeling on the floor beside
Hannibal with a hankerchief trying to clean of some of the blood where his
silver hair was matted on his head.
They got to a hotel in a very small town where they
wouldn't be found by Decker for a while.
B.A. helped Hannibal in the hotel room and had him lay down on the
bed. Murdock had gotten Hannibal's
jacket off in the van and unbuttoned his shirt. Joanna got something to put water in and got a couple of
washclothes. Murdock was wiping as much
of the blood as he could off the wound in Hannibal's side while Joanna washed
the blood out of his hair and cleaned the wound on his head as best as she
could. Hannibal started to get warm
and Joanna said, "Murdock, Hannibal's getting kind of warm."
Murdock came over and put his hand to Hannibal's head. He said, "He's getting a fever. I checked and saw the bullet went right
through his side because the guy was aiming at Hannibal's back but missed when
Hannibal moved slightly to the side when I yelled to him. We need to get alchohol or something to
wound out with. He's also unconscious and I think he may
have a concussion." He went over to
Face and B.A. and told them what needed to be done. They went looking for something to clean out Hannibal's wound
with, bandages, and a few other neccessary medical supplies. Murdock went back to trying to clean the
wound out as best as he could.
Hannibal became feverish and Joanna stayed next to him
trying to cool him down some with a cold washcloth while Murdock changed the
water for her. She also caressed his cheek to try and sooth him and tried to
keep him calm. When he was lucid he
told Murdock to get the others and get away why they still could before Decker
found them. Murdock told him, "We're
not gonna leave you here to die, Hannibal!
You're like a father to us and you would never leave one of us to die
alone. We all get back home together or
we don't go home at all!" When Hannibal
was feverish Joanna had to hold his hand because he paniced if she didn't.
Part 9 - Hannibal Recovers and the First
A week later Hannibal came out of the fever and was as
chipper as ever. Joanna stayed by his
side until she was certain Hannibal would be all right. While Hannibal rested or sat reading the
paper or a book, Joanna was watching him closely. One time when he was sitting on the bed with his back against the
head board he saw her come in the room.
He put down the book he was reading and motioned for her to come over to
him and hop up on the bed by him. She
did and her held out his hand out to her until she took it. He brought her closer and wrapped his other
arm around her. She leaned her head on
his shoulder and put her hand on his chest.
After a while Hannibal looked down at her and realized she
had fallen asleep. He just smiled and
let her sleep for a while. He soon fell
asleep in that position with his chin resting on her head. He woke up when she started to move around
and he realized she was having a bad dream.
He gently shook her while he called her name and after a little while
she woke up. She was clutching at his
pajama top. He hugged her tightly to
him and murmured to her and told her, "It's all right, Joanna. You're with me and everything is going to be
She replied, "I had this very bad dream that you had died
and none of the team would keep me and take care of me. You had died on one of
the missions and
the team told me to disappear
and never come back. I realize they wouldn't do that normally but it scared me
terribly to think the team could reject me like that. I'm scared that under
their friendly outside they still don't like me. I hope they have accepted me
and care about me but I'm not sure. I don't want to loose the family I've made
with all of you."
Hannibal held her close and quietly replied, "You won't
loose me that easily, kid. I didn't live to be this old with learning a few
things along the way. I may be old but I'm still capable of taking care of
myself for the most part."
Joanna pulled back from his chest and replied, "I didn't
say you were old, Hannibal. I love you to
much to loose you now that you have accepted me. I'm just worried about
you getting yourself killed because of your love of the "Jazz" and how daring
you get when you are on the "Jazz." She fell silent and put her head back on
his chest and listened to his heart beating. She started to silently cry and
pray that she wouldn't loose him the way she lost her mother.
When Hannibal noticed she was crying he hugged her and held
her until she calmed down. After she had calmed down he said, "I'll be careful,
alright? I'll try to remember to not be so "daring" when I'm on the "Jazz," if
that will help you feel better. But you do know that I thrive on the "Jazz" and
can't live without it because it's the way I am, Joanna. Now let's get back to
sleep because we have to leave in the morning." He moved down and put his head
on the pillow and felt Joanna moving around. She crawled on top of his stomach
and put her head down on his chest with her hands there as a pillow. He asked
her, "Are you comfortable laying on my stomach?" When she nodded and looked at
him with her blue eyes he just decide to let her stay there. He lifted his hand
and caressed her cheek. He whispered, "Goodnight, Joanna." He the put his hand
on hers and she put on of hers on his. Joanna fell a sleep and soon after
Hannibal joined her.
Part 10 - Learning to be a
Hannibal woke up the next morning with Joanna still on his
stomach. She was awake watching him sleep. When he opened his eyes she smiled
at him and told him, "Good morning, Hannibal." He just smiled at her and
replied, "Good morning to you." She moved up closer on his chest and put one of
her little hands on the side of his head and ran her fingers apsentmindedly
through his hair. He put his hand on
top of hers on the side of
his head and asked, "What's the matter, Joanna? You troubled about something.
Are still worried about your old father getting killed? Or is something else on
She got off of his stomach and and sat on the edge of the
bed. Hannibal sat up and sat back against the head board of the bed. He gently
touched her hand and she looked at him. He held out his arms and told her,
"Come'ere, Joanna." She put her head on his chest and clutched at his pajama
top. He held her for a while and then he knew they had to get ready to go. He
told her, "I think we should get ready to go because he team will probably be
coming to get us soon." She nodded and went to get dressed. After she was
dressed she aked, "Hannibal could you help me put my hair in a ponytail?"
Hannibal looked at her while he was buttoning the buttons on his ivory colored
shirt and replied, "I could try. I don't really know how to do a little girl's
hair but I'm willing to try." She told him how to brush her hair up into a
ponytail and he actually liked being able to help her with her hair.
After they were dressed they left their room hand in hand.
She was wearing a black skirt to a little below her knees, an off-white shirt,
and a pair of black tennis shoes. She also had her waist length hair in a
ponytail with a black cotton ribbon tie around the rubber band holding her hair
up on her head. She stood and waited quietly beside her father while he found
out what they were doing. When Hannibal knew they were leaving he had her get
in the van and sit in the seat where she normally sat between HM and Face. She
grabbed his wrist before hopping in the van and ask, "Hannibal, Could you um...sit
in the back with me for a change? Please?" Hannibal was a little suprised at
first but told her, "Sure. I guess I could sit in the back with you. I'll be
back in a few minutes." He then went to round up the rest of the team.
They all piled into the van and took off down the road. BA
drove, Face sat in Hannibals usaul seat beside BA, and Hannibal, Murdock and
Joanna sat in the back seat. Hannibal was sitting on the side behind BA and
Joanna was sitting right next to him. After a few hours Joanna noticed that
Hannibal had fallen asleep. She leaned against his side and put her head on his
chest. She fell asleep to the sound of his heart beat.
Murdock looked over at Hannibal and saw both him and Joanna
were asleep. Hannibal was leaning against the side of the van and Joanna was
leaning against his
side. Her head was on his
chest and his chin was on the top of her head. He had also unconsciously and
protectively put his arms around her. Murdock had noticed the happiness Joanna
had brought into the middle aged colonel's life and he was happy for Hannibal.
Until she joined them the only family Hannibal had was the team although they
would always be a family they now had a new member. The whole team had fallen
in love for Joanna and had gotten very attached to her. She had also had the
same thing happen to her and had told them that no matter what happened she
would do whatever was neccessary to stay with them. Hannibal in return had made
the same promise and the whole team had promised to protect her as best as they
Hannibal was the first to wake up and when he realized
Joanna was asleep he remained still so he didn't disturb her. He looked over at Murdock and smiled. Murdock smiled at him in return. After a while Joanna woke up and looked up
at Hannibal. He kissed her forehead and
smiled at her. She sat up slightly and kissed his cheek. She still leaned with
her head on his chest while Hanibal talked to the team and looked at a road
map. Hannibal was looking at a road
map, had Joanna leaning against his side, had his arm around her, and was
smoking a cigar while he was talking to the team and telling them his plan.
Part 11 - Joanna's 6th Birthday
On her 6th birthday the team gave her a small party and
Hannibal gave her a gold locket and chain with places for 4 pictures in it.
Murdock and him had gotten good pictures of each team member and put one in
each spot in the locket. The locket had a beatiful design of roses on the front
of it and an engraving on the back of it that said:
I love you very much and may your plans always come
She knew Hannibal had picked what to have engraved in the
locket because he was always the optimist of any situation and it was his type
of sense of humor that would get him to do a pun on his own favorite phrase.
Murdock had gotten her a stuffed little rabbit that she named Hannah Murdock
after both her father and Murdock. Face had gotten her a nice dress skirt,
blouse, sweater jacket and a pair of dress shoes for when they went to dinner
at a more classy restraunt than they
normally went to, although he
had a hard time trying to figure out what her size was. B.A got her a blanket
that had rabbits on it for when she was cold in the van. The team had learned a
while ago that she liked rabbits.
Hannibal and Murdock had made cookies and cupcakes for
Joanna's birthday. Hannibal realized she had a sweet tooth and really liked his
cookies. He remembered she had asked him to give her a nickname and started to
chuckle. She looked at him with this funny look on her face and cocked her head
to the side. He knelt down and held out his arms to herand she ran into his
arms. He hugged her and picked her up. He set her down on the table and asked,
"You remember when you asked me to give you a nickname, Joanna?" She nodded and
he continued, "Well I noticed how much you liked my cookies so I thought I'd
nickname you Cookie because you remind me of somthing to hard to resist." She
threw her arms around his neck and replied, "Kind of like the Jazz? I don't
mind being called Cookie by you, daddy."
Murdock gave Joanna the nickname of Cupcake by accident. He
told her, "Com'ere cupcake," when she was frightened and the name stuck because
she felt special when he called her that just like when Hannibal called her
They kept moving around from place to place over the next
year until they were caught by Stockwell. Decker didn't even know about Joanna
and the team thought it was better that way. Joanna watched in horror as her
father was taken away from her to be thrown in the stockade along with Face and
THE END OF FIRST PART
THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE
A-TEAM 2: THE STOCKWELL YEARS