scripted_sra: Sidney, shaded red, with the text, "I'm not going out there without a bulletproof couch!" (m*a*s*h: sidney bulletproof couch)
Title: Reflection of Hope
Fandom: M*A*S*H
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Internalized ableism, internalized homophobia, alcoholism (specifically used as self-medication)
Pairings: Charles/Margaret, references to past Hawkeye/Trapper, past Hawkeye/Tommy, implied Hawkeye/BJ, Hawkeye/OMC, Hawkeye/OFC, implied Hawkeye/Sidney
Summary: After the war, Hawkeye finds himself at loose ends. Writing to his friends from the 4077th helps, as does having a psychiatrist recommended by Sidney Freedman. It's not always enough, though, not struggling with mental illnesses that the medical community hasn't caught up to yet, and facing other internal turmoil he's long carried with him. He's not alone in this, not by far, and that's what he has to keep reminding himself. The war might have driven him crazy, but that doesn't mean he has to let it win.
Word Count: ~20,000
Disclaimer: All copyrighted material referred to in this work, and the characters, settings, and events thereof, are the properties of their respective owners. This work is not created for profit and constitutes fair use.
A/N: Written for [community profile] cripbigbang. There is a wonderful fanmix here. Thank you for the beta, Kelly!

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