Fallen Brothers: The war of a lifetime

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
It's a war story that has some romance and trouble.

Submitted: April 12, 2017

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I watched brothers fall as I survived,  I witnessed others full of fear and doubt sit stiff as a board. I could her the screams of others and the sound of bullets whizzing by. I had imagined war to be scary and full of screams and blood but never like this, never this bad. The war was full of young blood from the turn of the century, everybody fresh outta boot camp these kids had witnessed it in the video games of the new era and thought it couldn't be that bad right?, wrong. I myself was also from the turn of the century, but I have sense enough to know life wasn't a game. The war has been going on for about three months now and it hasn't been easy on anyone, not even the ones at home. Lives are lost left and right , friends of mine have bled to death before my eyes. I myself was not your average soldier, I was a decent marksman, I could hit shots as far as they needed to be hit and kill it without hesitation. Right now I am behind a barricade, waiting for the string of bullets flying my way to slow down. As I sit I'm thinking of he girl back home, the beautiful  smart girl I hope to marry when I get home. I fought these battles so hard and so well for her. This was my third battle ever and I was hoping it wasn't far from the last of the war. America was doing well so far and this was supposed to be the final stop and for a lot, so far it was their final stop for others they'd still have to fight for hours on end. I could now hear the bullets begin to slow I grab my gun and stick it slowly over my barricade. The first person I see is a foot soldier realizing my first thought Is to my buddy, Jordan who is know dead because of someone like him. I shoot and watch the blood fly from his chest and I could feel him hit the ground with a thud and a choke. I kill the next 5 without even thinking. A little rewind, Jordan and I at the time of his death were on the chase after a highly valued target. He was driving and was racing a little to fast, to fast to prepare for what was going to happen next. He flew around a curve and ran into a Calvary of enemy soldiers. They drug us out of the truck and threw us to the ground. I had an energy signal sender in my pocket that sent out when I was slammed down. They screamed at Jordan in their language I had still yet not understood. They heard the helicopter coming for us and shut him in a panic they turned to shoot me but the copter fired of a shot at them before they could at me. I hovered over my dead friend for what seemed like forever and finally got back up and went after the target. Hundreds of dead people later I finally cool down enough to realize what was going on. The war was over and I had a 3 inch hole in my upper thy. The war was over but the real battle was just beginning for me. Flash forward I get sent home on honorable discharge and go thru months of physical therapy with her by my side, the physical therapy was rough but not as rough as what was going to happen to me next. I finally get realized from the physical therapy center and go home being I could drive I took my car home to surprise my hopefully soon to be wife. I pull up to the house and have a strange feeling in my stomach but I figured it was just nervousness because I was going to ask her to marry me. I get inside and say "oh beautiful where are you." I hear a ruffling noise coming from my bedroom. Me being me I have a pistol in the first draw when you walk in the house. I grab my pistol and chamber around I walk to my room slowly pistol ready as if I was going to clear a building. I grab he knob and time it slowly as not to disturb whoever was in there, what I see next would scar me for life. My girlfriend and supposedly dead best friend sleeping together in my house. With he sight of Jordan with Lucy I freeze still unable to move or even think just stuck form shock I guess you could say as stiff as a board. They look at me and the gun and say "I'm sorry please don't shoot us!" Realizing I still had the gun I drop it to the ground and presume to stand stiff. Just then Lucy says "I know it looks bad but you were in physical therapy and I was just so lonely." I shut her up with a loud "SHUT UP!" He and her both look as if I were going to kill them. The only way I could keep from doing it was to take the ring box in my pocket and throw it at them. " Here you have it see seems to love you more anyways." She screams after me to wait and I say " If I wait someone's going to get hurt." She looks at me discouraged when I say it. I jump in my car and call my mom and tell her I'm going to be gone for a while. I race off in the car a little faster than Safe  ok a lot faster. 12 hours later I find my self sick in the Bahamas with a huge headache and can't remember anything except finding them. The only thing I can think to do is go home and hope that I don't see them. I go home to my house and it's empty there both gone and there's a letter saying " we've left Vidalia and we're gong to stay as far away as possible sorry it had to be this way." It finally sinks in that I am now alone and the girl I loved for 2 years is know gone with my dead best friend how about that. The only way I can feel better is to try and forget so I start going out more and doing all kinds of things. Now I'm 22 and staring over from 18 basically I pick up a job as a mechanic in a local shop making 500 a week and start to feel normal again. Then I run into her, she is gorgeous. Her name is Caroline she's the daughter of my boss and she's a hot blonde she's my age and seems to be single. I had just went through almost a year of rebuilding and wasn't sure if i was ready again but he boss seemed to think I would be good for her so I told him I would take her on a date. We go on our date and she turns out  to be wonderful as expected the next day at work the boss tells me that the army says I could go back if I really wanted to. I smile quickly and then notice that Caroline is standing behind me with a frown on her face I look back at Jimmy the boss and tell him " tell them I said thanks but no thanks I've got a pretty good thing going here and I want t keep it." He says " well good I was hoping you would say that because I need you here anyways." even though both of us knew he was hoping I'd say that for Caroline's sake but that's why I stayed anyways. A month goes by and me and Caroline have really started to connect and she's even staying with me on the weekends some when she's home from school. As the weeks go by they turn into months then a whole year and by then we were pretty in love by then. I had almost completely forgot about Lucy and was preparing to ask Caroline. I asked Jimmy and he said "it would be an honor to have you as a son-in-law." Which made me feel good. As the day that I was going to ask her neared I grew a bit nervous, but happily realized it wasn't the same feeling as last time. It was a day after her 24th birthday when I asked her to marry me. This time I got a the reaction I was hoping for, a crying sobbing yes, and it was the best feeling in the world. A month later we are happily married and started to settle down, Caroline has just graduated college and picked up a job as a dentist assistant . Now around this time I get a letter in the mail from Pensacola, Florida from Lucy saying that Jordan has picked up a form of sickness and I send it right back without even reading any further life was to good to be looking at the past. The same day Caroline comes home peculiarly happy and I ask her "Hey baby was up you seem really excited for something." And she says  well yeah I just got promoted to a dentist instead of an assistant!" And I reply "Well that's great honey you want to celebrate
go out on the town tonight for a little fun?" And she says "sure let me get freshened up." An our later after Caroline is freshened up we go out for dinner at the nicest restaurant in town, and have a great meal. On the way home I see someone on the side of he road stopped and I get out telling Caroline "I'm gonna see if they need any help with anything." I pull over and jump out of the truck asking "do y'all need any help?" A voice that sounded rather familiar answered back sure but I don't know what's wrong it's under the hood somewhere." I reply "ok pop the hood I'm a part time mechanic." That same voice answers back "Thanks man." I turn to shake there hand and when I do I catch a
.38 special to the knee cap collapsing to the ground in pain I hear Caroline scream and a flash of light then I'm gone. I wake up with a towel over my eyes voicing my view and begin to scream "Caroline are you alright Caroline!" She says I'm ok so far but where are we and who nabbed up. From the blood loss from the shot I couldn't remember anything other than it. Just then that voice come out of nowhere again and says "How's that knee man is the pain unbearable yet." I answer "hey man who are you and what are we doing in here take his thing off my eyes so I can see what's going on." I feel the know come untied behind my head and the light flushes in. They figure of two people comes into view and it just happens to be Jordan and Lucy. "Babe do you know them?" Ask Caroline "yeah babe do you know us." Retorts Lucy. "Yeah honey do you remember me telling you the story of what happens after physical therapy?" "Well yeah but..." "well meet Caroline and Jordan. She gets a fiery look in her eyes and says. "Why are we here?" Jordan says "Well we sent Jack here a little postcard the other day telling him I was going to die and wouldn't you know it he sent it right back." "Well yeah I did what did you expect me to do cry and sob over my dead  best friend and cheating ex dying." At the moment I wasn't worried about the hole he had blew in my leg but the bleeding had slowed with was a bad sign without being doctored up. "So what do you plan with us just sit here and let me bleed out." "Well the original plan was to but we figured it would cause more pain to you for us to hurt her." He pointed to Caroline and smirked I said "you touch her you spineless joker and you're really gonna be a dead man. With that he got angry and looked to Lucy. "So what should we do first." He said she replied "I don't know whatever hurts the most." From the very beginning of this I had remembered that Jordan was terrible at tying knots so I had been untying the slip knot that was holding me still. He reached for a knife to cut Caroline and then I jumped. I wrestled him to the ground with Caroline and Lucy screaming in the background, the knife he was holding had slid about a foot away. I hit him with a left and watched the blood fly from his mouth just like the day he supposedly died. I reached for the knife and cut Caroline loose Lucy had disappeared and as soon as I cut Caroline loose she went to give me a hug and then I felt a sharp pain from my leg and I collapsed to the floor. I could see Jordan trying to run out of the room and I grabbed the knife and chunked it, it hit him in the calf and he hit the ground with a thud and a scream I looked up at Caroline and looked back for Jordan but he was gone. She helped me back up and insisted we went to the hospital. I ripped a piece of towel off of the one they had used to tie me up and tied it in around my leg. "I'll be alright we have to stop them." This time being shot was different that .38 was nothing compared to whatever had hit me overseas it was like and ant bite. We jump in the truck and I let Caroline drive the truck. I had my gun in the truck the same one I had when I found them together, but this time it had a high possibility of firing it.  I had to find them together yet again but this time it wasn't by accident it was by hunting. It was turning into a die a lot like the one Jordan supposedly died on. We were on the chase for a high valued target and someone was going to die. We raced up the road towards town, we were at a old shed me and Jordan used to hang out in. On our race toward town we seen a crash on the side of the road. It was surrounded by cops and ambulances. I stopped because I recognized the car it was theirs. I stopped and asked a trooper what happened he said "they were racing around the corner in a hurry and slid off the road, there was only one casualty." "Who these are friends of mine." "Well that one in the back of the ambulance is the one that survived." I looked over and seen who had made it. Lucy had survived, she was crying and had a large cut on her head. Jordan had finally died, he finally hit the end of his road. I later found out that he died from brain trauma in the crash. Lucy lived the rest of her days alone in their house with his life insurance money. Caroline and I went home after going to the hospital for another shot to the leg and   lived the rest of our days smooth and easy, which came easy when no dead best friends were trying to kill you. Life turned out better than ever and this all started with watching brothers fall. 


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