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FIC: Margaret And Her Choices

Title: Margaret And Her Choices
Author: Lisa M
Pairing: Trapper/Margaret - unrequited; Margaret/Frank
Prompt: #80 Why
Rating: Everyone
Word Count: 370
Disclaimer: Nope … still don’t own anything.
Summary: Trapper’s thoughts on Margaret

Warning: None.

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.

Frank Burns.

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?

Why Frank?

And if I’m going to be completely honest with you, and myself, I’ll always wonder why she didn’t choose me.

~The End~

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

Ahem. Sorry.

What can I say? I am so glad to see a new T/M fic from you. And I love that you've decided to step into Trapper's mind :)
The poor thing. I can understand why it would be so hard for him to understand what Margaret ever saw in Frank. Heck, I think this is beyond anyone's comprehension - least of all Margaret herself. The more I think about her personality and the way her mind works, the more I see similarities between the two of us - especially the faults. It occurred to me that what made me dislike her so much at the beginning, and which made me consider her a horrible cow, is reflected in my own personality and in the "mask" I used in high school to protect myself but which made me so unpopular and disliked. And now that I think about it, I can fit my exes into the "Frank Burns" and "Donald Penobscott" cathegories - and I cannot understand why I went out with those guys in the first place, and why I once brushed aside this really cute guy who was like a dark-haired Trapper. *sighs*

Anyway, I'm digressing, aren't I? This is just to say that I loved to read this, and that my love for you knows no bounds. *huggles*

LOL! I had a feeling you'd be happy to see a T/M fic ;) And I'm really glad you liked this. I started it like a month ago and then my muses left for Hawaii. They finally decided to come back ... and while they are a little bit rusty ... we're going to work on that.


>>and that my love for you knows no bounds. *huggles*<<

One more thing we have in common :) *hugs back*

At least I hope they had fun in Hawaii.
*gets mental image of BJ trying to bury Trapper in the sand while he's asleep only to be told off by an outraged Margaret*
*giggles at mental image*

Okay, now you know my rather intense dislike of Trapper John, but.... I LOVE THIS!!! I love that it is from his POV and just the simple power of this. Really, wonderful, sweetie!


Thanks so much hun. You have no idea how glad I am that you liked this so much ... *especially* you. And especially because I really didn't think this came out as well as I wanted it to.

Well ... I'm not really a huge Trapper fan either as you already know, but for some reason, I really like him when it comes to the Margaret/Trapper ship. Maybe if TPTB would've gotton those two together on the damn show ... he wouldn't have been such an ass.

Or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part ;)

Maybe if he was with Margaret he would have been less of an ass, but he was still married. So, yeah... Just not my fave guy, but then Wayne was a cutie!

And *hugs* because my feelings matter to you!