"You're what?" I asked looking at
am leaving." He looked down. "I'm getting deployed." I closed my
eyes. I opened them to look at him.
"That's why you and Skylar are in North
Carolina right." He nodded slowly.
"Yeah, we had to be here last week to get
ready to leave." I watched his face.
"But I don't want you to go." I said
quietly making tears form in my eyes. Taylor closed his
"I'm sorry Bailey." He whispered as the
waitress put our food and drinks down.
"How long are you going to be gone for?" I
asked clearing my throat.
"Only 4 months." He nodded watching me as I
squirted ketchup all over my eggs. "Ew why so
"Cause it taste good." I chuckled putting a
piece on my fork before smothering it in strawberry
"Okay that's nasty." He said wrinkling his
"Don't knock it till you try it." I said
putting it in my mouth savoring the taste. "Here try it." I said
putting another piece on and dipping it in both the ketchup and
syrup. I leaned over putting it to his mouth. "Open the tunnel
for the train." I giggled at him. He started to smile letting me
put the fork into his mouth. He chewed and
"Hey not bad." He said
told you don't knock it till you try it." I smiled getting back
to my breakfast for dinner. "When do you leave?" I asked not
looking at him.
"Wednesday at 12." He said biting his
"But that's in only 5 days." I said my
heart dropping into my stomach.
know. I wish we had longer." He sighed looking at me. "I want to
get to know you, but I can't."
know, it's your job." I nodded eating my
"We still have 5 days together." He smiled
gently. I nodded looking at my food.
"Yeah, I guess."I shrugged. "But if you
remember I'm on bed rest." I sighed.
"Then I guess I'll have to come to you
than." He smirked. I couldn't help but giggle. "And you know you
can always write." He said hopeful.
"Yeah and I guess I could send some of my
Mom's famous cookies." His face lit up.
do like cookies." He nodded as I finished eats. He looked down at
my food than at me.
"Where the hell did that food all that food
"It went to Narnia of course. That's were
all my eaten food goes. Everyone knows that." I huffed at
"Well then." He chuckled at me. I rolled my
eyes at the waitress came over and took our dessert. I got apple
pie with whipped cream and ice cream. Taylor rolled his eyes but
got the same thing.
"Copy cat." I giggled at him. He shrugged
but smiled at me. We sat talking till our food came out. I took
my ice happily and mixed it in with my apple pie so it was a glob
of apple ice cream mush.
"Okay that's gross." He said pointing at
the mush as I took a bite of it.
"Didn't we go over this before, don't knock
it till you try it Marine." I laughed shoving another spoon full
into my mouth. He watched me as I took another bite. "Fine." I
huffed getting half a spoon full and shoved it into Taylor's
"Okay your right that's amazing." He nodded
doing the same to his apple pie and ice
know. I love to get it." I nodded savoring my next bite. "Yum." I
smiled making Taylor laugh. Once dinner was finished the waitress
brought over the check. Taylor took it before I could even look
at it and put his credit card in the leather folder and handed it
back to the waitress. "Hey I wanted to see how much my food was."
"Don't worry about it. I'm paying. It's
your Winning dinner from the bet." He smiled.
"Oh right, but the deal was dinner, this
was breakfast." I smiled crossing my arms.
"Sure whatever." He chuckled. I pulled my
wallet out and threw a five on the table for a tip as she gave
Taylor back his card with the receipt. "You ready?" I nodded
getting up. I hugged Tanner's sweatshirt tightly to my body as we
got outside into the cold night. I gave Taylor the directions to
get back to my house as we drove onto Base. Taylor pulled my
truck into my driveway and shut it off. "I will call you tomorrow
when I get of duty to see what time I can come over alright?" I
nodded. I opened my door getting Harley jump out and run to the
house. I pulled my hands out of Taylor's sweatshirt to give it
back to him but he shook his head as he got out handing me the
keys. "Keep it; I got a ton of them."I nodded as he kissed my
"Bye." I whispered.
"Night Blondie." He chuckled running off
into the dark night.
"Night Hollywood." I said walking into the
house hanging my keys up and walking into the
"Bailey Kelsey Williams where the hell have
you been." Mom said standing in front of me. Boy this was going
to be a long night…………..
…….I stood at the parade ground looking at
Taylor and Skylar. "You'll be save right?" I asked hugging Taylor
before hugging Skylar.
"As Safe as we can be Bailey." Skylar
smiled at me. "You'll take care of yourself right? No more fights
with the showers?"
"Ha ha very funny Skylar. I see what I can
do." I smiled as I hugged Taylor again. "Please stay safe." I
whispered into his ear as he held me.
will Blondie." He smiled kissing my cheek. "Don't forget to
write." He smiled as the tears formed in my
"Don't forget to remember me." I smiled
wiping them with the sleeves of the sweatshirt he gave me. "Stay
safe." I said my lip quivering as I heard the words that meant
they had to get onto those horrible white buses. Taylor gave me
one last hug before he and Skylar walked away from me. I felt
something in my hand that made me look down. I broke into a sob
as I stared at thepink carnation in my hand. Taylor stopped
before he got onto the bus and looked at me. He winked before
getting on. I brought it to my nose closing my eyes as I heard
the buses take off……..