They had been sitting in the cozy suburban living room for a few hours now, eating snacks, watching TV and doing things the way they normally did. The
young couple had just gotten enganged, and they rented out a small home together as soon as they raised enough money after graduation.
The young woman, sitting on their couch, began to tear after watching an Army commercial. Her tears turned to a mournful weeps, and she dug her face into
her knees. Her fiance came up to her, holding her tight.
"Desiray, I'm sorry. I have to do this."
She just cried.
"I'm so sorry baby, but I've promised my father every year since I was four."
Jon hated to see his love like this... So distraught, so scared. He would do anything for her, but he had to keep his promise to his father. He had to hold
on to his duty. Finally, she was able to speak.
"But what if you get hurt? What if you don't come back? Your father would forgive you."
She couldn't do anything about it, she knew. She knew how hard-headed he was and how much he'd been preparing for this. He'd been waiting for this
moment his whole life. But she kept on trying her hardest to keep him with her. He took a hold of her hand and held her close the way he always did.
"Please, please don't think like that. Even though it may seem like the end of the world, you have to stay positive, and I do, too. And how could I know that? He may forgive me, but would he be
proud? I'm ninteen now, and my father is gone. It's time for me to fight in his foot steps."
"Jonathan... You can't do this. Please don't leave me! What happened to staying here, to making a family?"
At this point she was begging. She kept weeping in his arms, hoping with all her heart he wouldn't leave for war.
"Listen to me. I will come back. I will see you again. I will be with you for the rest of my years. You are the love of my life and I'd do anything to see your face again. I will be back, we will
have a family. I will be okay. I promise."
"But what if-"
"I promise you, Desiray."
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