Title: Margaret And Her Choices
Author: Lisa M
Pairing: Trapper/Margaret - unrequited; Margaret/Frank
Prompt: #80 Why
Word Count: 370
Disclaimer: Nope … still don’t own anything.
Summary: Trapper’s thoughts on Margaret
A/N: I am so meh about this fic I can‘t even believe I‘m posting it. But it’s been a really long time since I’ve been able to write *anything* M*A*S*H-related, so I’m hoping that this crappy little drabble might jumpstart my writing again. Damn muses! Written for varietypack100.
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I don’t know if I’ll ever understand Margaret Houlihan.
She is definitely one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. Powerful. Smart. A no-nonsense Army brat who is capable of reducing anyone - from enlisted soldier all the way up to Brigadier General - to a groveling idiot with just a few well chosen words. Yet, there’s this other side to her. A side that only the luckiest of men get to see. Warmth, sensitivity, and sometimes, even a little bit of fear.
And she could have just about any man she wanted. Yet, for some reason, she chose Frank.
Possibly the worst surgeon on the entire planet. He’s easily the stupidest, but there has to be something about him. Something Margaret saw in him, that made her fall so fast and so hard for the ferret-faced surgeon. Though no matter how often I try, I can’t seem to figure out what the reason could possibly be.
Maybe it’s because they believe in the same things. The Army and what it stands for. They both thrive on the discipline the military demands. It’s also possible that Frank is a good lover. But I find it exceptionally hard and very disturbing to even attempt to wrap my mind around *that* thought. Besides, I really doubt he is. He’s way too selfish. Could it be because she enjoys the fact that she is able to boss him around like a child?
No matter what her reasons are, Frank is the one Margaret wants. He is the man she loves.
I’m sure you’ve got questions swirling around in your head like ‘Why in the world would Trapper John McIntyre even care about Frank Burns and Margaret Houlihan? What difference does it make?’
Well, the answer isn’t a simple one and I’m afraid I wouldn’t know how to explain it anyway. I wish I could, but I just can’t. The only thing I can tell you is that there are times when I just want to know why?
And if I’m going to be completely honest with you, and myself, I’ll always wonder why she didn’t choose me.