It had been 2 years since the divorce. Hawkeye still could not believe that it had ended. "What went wrong?" he had asked himself over and over as he paced steadily through the halls of a somewhat empty hospital. Margaret had just left without saying why and after the divorce had not tried to contact him at all, and as he reached in his pocket to read the invitation of a M*A*S*H 4077 reunion he only hoped she would be there.
Suddenly over a P.A. came "Phone call for Dr.Pierce," who could that be he wondered.
"Beej is that you?!"
"Yeah Hawk I was just wondering if you were coming to the reunion that I'm having here?"
"Yeah, yeah I'll be there I don't have anything keeping me here at the moment, ya know with Margaret gone I've been trying to pass the time, you don't know if she's going do you,"Hawkeye inquired. "I don't know hawk I haven't heard anything from her yet but she probably just got the invitation. "Yeah....well my plane will be arriving in California at 2pm Saturday, so I'll see you then." "Alright Hawk I'll be waiting with bells on." "I hope that's not all you'll have on," Hawkeye said with a grin, "bye Beej."
After working a long shift Hawkeye finally came home and retired to the couch and turned the TV on just loud enough to hear so it didn't disturb his father and opened a bottle of scotch and started drinking like he did when he was in Korea once again trying to forget, forget everything that had happened these last 2 years, he just wanted to see her again, she was the only one that made him feel alive, and now she was gone and he wondered why. All she had said was that it all had moved too quickly for her, but he knew better. Thoughts blurred through his mind until he finally passed out on the couch.
Several hours later Hawkeye was awakened by the sound of the phone ringing. "Yeah hello," he said lazily. "Hi Hawkeye," the voice on the other line said. "Margaret is that you?"
"Yes Hawk it's me."
"Margaret! Margaret! Well it's nice hearing from you I mean it's only been 2 years since you left and never gave me so much as a reason," he said not believing that she would call him.
"Hawk I'm sorr--"
"Oh don't apologize to me because I don't think I have it in me to forgive you Margaret! I loved you so much and things were going to good and then you just up and leave in the middle of the night and I don't hear from you for a week until I'm served with divorce papers!" By this time he was beginning to yell.
"Oh sorry am I not supposed to be mad about this. Sorry Margaret we can't all be like you and not show any sort of emotion."
"That's not fair!"
"Neither was leaving me without a reason!"
"Hawkeye I just called to see if you were going to the reunion, I'm going and I was hoping you would as well so maybe we could talk about this after. Good bye Hawkeye."
As she hung up the phone she couldn't believe how much she hurt him. It broke her heart to hear him like that. She still loved him so much but she had to go. And he was right he did deserve a reason. But how could she tell him? How could she tell him after two years that he had a son.