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Subject: Agony of Life : part two

rooster dawn
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Date Posted: 15:39:46 06/21/08 Sat
In reply to: rooster dawn 's message, "Agony of Life : part one a new story" on 19:26:43 06/19/08 Thu

part two Time of joy

20 July 2004
Naval Academy Chapel

A couple of months later Harm and Mac were married at the Naval Academy Chapel. It was a beautiful wedding attended by a few friends and family. The only one of note who didnít attend was the Admiral.

Mac didnít mind one way or another if he was there, but Harm did. He still remembered being hung out to dry by the Admiral. The anger and pain he suffered from the different experiences of the past year hadnít ebbed yet.

Harm doubted very much that they ever would. It was bad enough to be charged with murdering Loren, but to be held in the brig for the duration was too much. On top of that he wasnít allowed any visitors. It was like being in isolation.

He felt liked he had been abandoned by his family and the one man he truly respected above all others. It left such a sour taste in his mouth. The Admiral blamed the SecNav, who said he couldnít get involved after the Lindsey Report.

But how could the Admiral explain not going after Mac in Paraguay when she was reported missing. The Admiral did absolutely nothing. God dammit, he was a SEAL. They never leave a man behind. He would never understand that or forgive him.

The Admiral wouldnít even let him take leave to go after Mac. The Admiral forced him to resign his commission so that he could go after her. He had been forced to choose between the life he loved, being in the Navy, and the woman he loved above all else.

When he thought back to that day, the day he had to kill five men with his bare hands before he could get to her. Then he and Mac found a way to take out the tracker trailer truck carrying the stolen stinger missiles.

They almost died in the process. The plane they were in was hit and they crashed through a forest of trees. They were very lucky to survive. Somehow he didnít think the Admiral even cared.

What he hated was most was the fight they had when he said so many stupid and hurtful things and she responded by saying never.

Upon reflection he knew they both had been suffering from the crash, Webbís torture, seeing the missionaries being killed, and killing all those men. It had to have taken a toll on both of them.

He had her in the perfect position. He had told her how beautiful she was. Webb had told her he had given up everything to come after her. She was ready to talk about loving each other, they probably would have made love too.

But like always he had his head up his six when it came to her. When was he going to learn to be honest with her. Take a chance and just say I love you and then let her decide how she wanted to respond.

He had to give Bugme credit in that department. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. The worse thing that could have ever happen was she would say no. Instead saying nothing was worse because you still didnít have her.

But what really burned his six was, he should have returned home a hero, maybe even gotten another medal. Instead he was told his services were no longer needed anymore. He was a selfish, ego centric, emotional, and not a team player.

Once again he had been hung out to dry by the man he respected most in the world. A man who demanded loyalty, but obviously didnít give it in return. As far as Harm was concern, he was glad the Admiral was gone.

If he never saw the man again it would be too soon. He couldnít believe that the Admiral had left Sturgis in charge after he retired. He couldnít believe Sturgis could be so anal retentive.

Maybe thatís why he was still alone in the world and no woman was willing to stay with him for more than a couple of months. Hell what guy could put up with him. Did Sturgis even have a friend besides him? Even that friendship had been strained for many months now.

The wedding was beautiful. Harm had the chapel filled with roses of different colors. Jack was Harmís best man. Chloe was Macís maid of honor. They tried to keep the wedding small, but when it was all said and done they had over one hundred people attending the wedding.

The reception was held at the Officerís Club. Dancing and having a good time was the order of the day as Navy, Marines, and civilians all had a good time.

3 Sep 2004
Labor Day Weekend

Mac had had her surgery. The doctors were hopeful that one day Mac would indeed be able to carry a child to full term. They cautioned her however that it would be best that she waited twelve months before trying to conceive a child.

Mac was a little disappointed because she wanted to have a child as soon as possible. She had waited eight years for Harm to tell her that he loved her and for them to get married.

She had waited eight long years to have a child with Harm. She didnít want to have to wait another year to have a child. She was a little disappointed, but happy to know that her chances of having a child had been greatly increase.

Oct 2004
Fenway Park
Boston, Ma.

Harm and Mac were watching the AL Championship game on TV. It was the fourth game of the series. The Yankees were leading the Red Sox going into the bottom of the ninth. They could see the excitement in the Yankee dugout.

They were only three outs away from sweeping the Red Sox and going back to the World Series for the first time in a few years. Mac was sad. She was rooting for the Red Sox. Ever since the Patriots won their first Super Bowl in 2002 as Destinyís Team, she began rooting for all the New England teams.

Harm didnít care who won as long as it was a good series. He had been disappointed that the Red Sox hadnít put up much of a fight. When Rivera came in to close out the game they heard Bud moaned.

Bud was rooting for the Yankees. He figured as soon as the Baseball season was over the better. He hated baseball. He was always picked last if at all when he was a kid. He preferred football.

His friends liked him when it came to football. He was always bigger than his friends. He played football in high school. He played tackle on defense. When Bud saw Rivera come in, he started having a panic attack.

The Red Sox were one of the few teams that didnít have trouble scoring runs off him. In fact they had beaten him three times already this season.

Ten minutes later the game was over. The Red Sox had rally to win the game scoring three runs in the ninth. Bud had a bad feeling that the Red Sox would win the series now.

A week later Mac was celebrating as the Red Sox proceeded to win next three games and the Championship Series. For the announcers this had been the World Series as they all believed the Cardinals had no chance of beating either the Red Sox or the Yankees.

The following week Harm and Mac were surprised to see the Admiral throwing out the first pitch of the World Series after the Marine band had played the National Anthem.

He had told them when he left that he hoped to be there in October. The camera showed him sitting next to his daughter. It brought a smile to Macís face as she thought the Admiral for the first time in a long time was happy.

The World Series didnít last very long. The Red Sox won the series in a four game sweep. It was an interesting scene to see a third of Bush Stadium filled with Red Sox fans with brooms. Red Sox Nation had finally been rewarded after eighty six years.

14 Feb 2005
Rabb residence

Harm and Mac were enjoying a Valentine dinner. It was their first Valentine together as a couple. They were so happy to be together. Their life together as a couple had been better than they both could have imagined. Harm had cursed himself for not marrying Mac sooner.

For Mac life was perfect. She had the man she loved. Christmas in San Diego was wonderful. The New England Patriots had won their third Super Bowl in four years as Destination Dynasty had been fulfilled.

Now she had even more wonderful news. She was two months pregnant. She was ecstatic. Harm was happy for her, but he was also concerned. The doctors had told them that they should wait at least a year before having a baby.

She was told that she could die from complications if she had child too soon. Harm told her that he would rather have her in his life and not have any children, then to have a child and lose her.

But he would support her decision either way. Mac decided she wanted to have the baby. She had listened to the doctors and knew the risk. She was satisfied that the risks were worth having a baby of her own. One that grew inside her for nine months.

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