6

(Iris' Pov)

I felt the sun's heat and I opened my eyes and I sat up to see Diamondbacks' head sticking through the opening. She smiled.

"Morning Commander. Everyone's at the river. Come on." she said. I blinked the sleep from my eyes and I felt achy for some reason and I didn't like it. I sat up and left the tent in only my bra and pants and I looked around to see an empty camp site. I looked around to see Diamondback walking in a direction so I grabbed a few things to wash up with and followed after her. I could hear laughing and people talking. I was a bit stunned to see my warriors in the river bathing but with their underwear on. I looked over to see the Basterd's were coming over towards them. It was interesting seeing integration between whites and blacks. I wonder why America is so against it now. As I neared them my team looked at me and said their good mornings to me. Wicki was up to his waist in the water and he looked at me and smiled warmly and I returned it. Donny and Omar were swimming over towards Martin and some other men. I saw Boxer sitting on a tree stump with his gun in hand. Still silent as ever.

"Morning Iris." I heard Lt. Raine call me. I looked over to see him with shaving cream on his face and he was cutting his cheek smoothly with his knife. I smiled and moved over to him.

"Morning." I said. He examined my body as I approached him and he cleared his throat.

"Forgive me for impolite staring. I did not know you uh carried yourself properly." he said with a flushed tone. I tilted my head at him and looked down at my chest and then up at him.

"You mean my breasts?" I asked. His hand twitched a bit and he coughed.

"No no I wasn't talking about that. What you do with your body is your business." he said raising his hands. I arched a brow.

"We talking about business now?" I asked knowing I was making him uncomfortable. He stumbled now a bit and shook his head.

"No…ugh girl quit trying to twist my words." he said. I laughed at his pink cheeks and was about to say something when someone interrupted us.

"You should get bathed we have to move soon." I heard the voice say. I looked up to see Hugo walking over except he was in dirty green pants and an open coat with no shirt beneath. I couldn't help but look at the well tone and perfectly sculpted body he had. He was almost gorgeous. I felt some air get caught in my throat and I cleared it quickly.

"Yes. You are right." was all I said and moved back with the others. Wicki saw me and started to move towards me.

"Hey you going to get in or do I have to come out and get you?" he asked. I smirked and nodded.

"Yes. I will be getting in." I replied and began to unbutton my pants and his eyes trailed over my body watching me as I took off my pants. No one else seemed to notice and I slid down my clothes and got in. The water was cold and I shivered a bit holding my shoulders. Wicki came over to me and rubbed my shoulders over my hands.

"It's okay. The water will get warmer." he said with a small smile. I smiled my thanks at him and watched him leave towards Donny. I grabbed a cloth and soap and began bathing. I felt at peace with myself as I watched everyone talk and talk together. Suddenly smooth female hands wrapped around my waist and I turned my body a bit to see it was Diamondback. She chuckled then started to sing.

"There is none like you…" she started and that made all of my team stop and look at us. "No one else can touch my heart like you do. I can search for all eternity lord and find there is none like you."

She had a beautiful voice; the other two women on our team did so as well. I laughed and suddenly Martin swam over and hugged me around my waist and now I was trapped.

"Your mercy flows like a river wide." he sang.

"River wide." Diamondback sang in the back ground.

"And healing comes from your hand." Martin sang over her and then the other warriors began to join.

"Suffering children are safe in your arms." they sang. We had completely forgotten the basterds were there and I had to sing along.

"There is none like you." I sang louder stretching the 'you' so they knew when to sing the chorus.

"There is none like you. No one else can touch my heart like you do. I can search for all eternity lord. And find, there is none… there is none… there is none like you." we finished singing our tones getting lower. Music to us was like our prayer. We had learned long ago that sometimes God may not hear our prayers, but he can always hear our singing voices. Once we were silent for a few seconds I sprang back into commander mode.

"Alright everyone let's get out and get ready." I said turning to Lt. Raine who looked a bit flabbergasted and he cleared his throat.

"Alright let's move out." he told and his team began to leave the water. I got out of the water and began to dry off before I saw my pants being held in front of me and I looked up to see who held them expecting it to be Wicki, but it was Hugo. He looked down with a slight embarrassing face and I wasn't sure if he remembered me or not but I was not going to ask him. I took my pants and slid them on before nodding at him and returning to the camp with my team.

Authors notes:

The verion of the song the Warriors sang from Fred Hammond's there is none like you. Hope you enjoyed it.