"In My Wildest Dreams"

Part 1 by Sara

Where is she? Wondered Nurse Kelley. It's so unlike her to be late. Major Houlihan was never late without a good reason. I'll look in her quarters thought Kelley. She knocked. No answer. So she went in. And saw something she never expected. Hawkeye and Margaret were sitting on her cot. "Major, you're late for duty," said Kelley. "Oh," said Margaret without taking her eyes off Hawkeye who seemed to be the object of her affection. "Major, we'll have to finish our 'talk' later," he said. "Yeah..." Kelley realized Margaret Houlihan was in love (what's new). Lover boy was being pretty serious too. Maybe this will lead somewhere for once thought Hawkeye. Margaret had the same thought. This is true love thought Margaret. "So, this isn't gonna go over with our CO, is it?" asked Hawk.

Part 2 by Megan Faye

Hawkeye paced the office. "Where is he? He was supposed to be here ten minutes ago," he thought. Just then, Potter walked in.

"What did you want to talk to me about?"

"Margaret. I can't stop thinking about her. I know you are like a father to her. I could just stare into her eyes for forever.I wrote my dad about her. He sent my mother's engagement ring and said "Do what you think is right." He likes the idea of having a daughter."

"Wait....."what you think is right"? Is she pregnant?"

"NO! No....I'm just seriously in love. Since you are "the father" to her, I'm asking you if I can marry her."

"I thought you hated each other..." he said. He was stunned.

"We make better actors than doctors. Well?

"I.....guess.....but she may turn you down."

"I'm gonna ask her..."

"Hawkeye? Be gentle with her. Behind that tough major....she's a big softy." Hawkeye smiled and nodded as he left to go to her tent.

Margaret was sitting at her desk writing her sister. She was telling her about Hawkeye. There was a soft knock at the door.

"Come in!" She said excitedly. She knew his knock.

"Hey baby. Can we talk?" She noticed that he had a serious look on his face.

"What's wrong?" She became very concerned.

"We need to talk about *us*."

"Go....let me break this off before you do." She said. Her heart shattered. She stormed out and went into the mess tent.

"WILL YOU LET ME TALK!?" He said just as she was about to slap him in the face.

"WHAT?!" she bellowed.

"Look!" He showed her the ring. He got down on one knee.

"Hawkeye?" she questioned, looking deeply into his eyes.

"Margaret Houlihan, Will you be my wife?" he asked her softly. He held his breath as he waited for her response.

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