The Army

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
my version of a spinoff of the television show mash

Submitted: December 12, 2013

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I had recently joined the army. I had a green uniform and lived in a shed. Hello my name is Ali. I'm 19 years old. I'm a corporal in the army. I have a bunk mate Alex who sleeps on the other side of the shed. He's a corporal too. Right now we are taking, part in WW12. Russia decided they were 2oing, to blow up the white house. They succeed in killing, both the president and the vice president. We were sent here by the chief at the pentagon. Our allies are Britain, Spain, France, Germany, and Italy. Russia has attacked their governments too. My army background is not only a solider but also a pilot. I fly a F34 stealth air transport craft, a big brother to the F32 stealth bomber. I not certain about Alex's profession. I know that he does not want to be here. They needed people bad so they chose just about everyone. He keeps telling me he's going to die. The fighting isn’t in our area yet so he should be safe for now. That is unless he gets sent out to fight. Which most likely we all will sometime soon. We will just have to be ready for it. It’s kinda silly but I wanted to be here. I wanted to fight for my country. It has been a dream of mine since I can remember. We had meatloaf for dinner. It was gross and besides it’s not really meat. I heard that what they do with the soldiers they can’t identify they chop up and that's what we’re eating. Alex believes it’s true and says he'd rather eat grass. He's an odd one. Jane and Joe came over to the table and sat down. "What s up Ali?" "Nothing much." "Are you going to eat that Alex?" "No Joe you can have it." -But do you know what's in it?" "No Ali what?" "They chop up the dead and put them in the meat." "Is it true", said Joe? "No it’s not but Alex believes it is." "You know Ali he probably started it." "You know Jane you could be right about that." "I know I'm right", said Jane. "Right Alex?" "No!" "Ok guys funs over", said Joe. "I heard that the fighting is getting closer." "Pretty soon it will be on top of us." "Ok guys I'm out of here." "Ok see you later Ali." Shortly Alex came back to our shed. "I'm getting out of here Ali I can't stand this war." "Alex it's going to be ok." "No its not." "I'm not going to stay here and die." "Ok then leave but you’re not supporting your country." "You know Ali maybe I don't want to be supportive of my country." "I'm done I", said and walked out. Jane came over to me. "What happened I heard yelling?" "It’s nothing except he wants to back out on the war." "He does?" "Yea Jane he does." "I can't stand him Jane." "I think you love him." "What!" "No way!" "Maybe!" "What you doing tomorrow Jane?" "Nothing much you." "I have to transport troops." "So does Alex." "He probably won’t do it." "Yea probably", said Jane. "Well Jane I have to get up early so I'll see you later." Ok I head back to my shed. I didn't really want to go back to Alex. He was already asleep. I woke up next morning showered and went to breakfast it was eggs, which weren't real eggs. They were artificial. Alex came over and sat down. "Well Mr. Alex is up." "Hey I'm sorry he said I just don't want to be here." "I understand and I'm sorry too." "Well I better get going Alex; I have a plane to fly." "So do I." "Let’s go." We walked over to the airstrip and climbed aboard our aircrafts. In a half hour everyone was aboard. We took off. The people I was transporting were going to fight in the heart of Russia. About 90% weren't going to make it out alive. Russia is very big and powerful. It'll take everything we got to beat them. I arrived back at base at 18 hundred hours. Alex beat me by five minutes. The battle is coming closer. Russia army has already advanced into France and will be near soon. Joe and Jane rushed over. "A bunch of us are playing cricket, want to join?" "Sure" I said. "How about you Alex?” said Joe. "Yea I'll play." We played for an hour. I went over to the mess tent for some grub. It was fish and it actual tasted good. I went to bed early. I awoke to gunfire. The Russian army was in our camp. I woke up Alex and grabbed my gun. He grabbed his. Joe and Jane knocked on our door. "They're here", said Jane. "Yea I know." "There's to many said Joe, we have to retreat." "Ok I said let's go." We ran through the crossfire dodging bullets. That's when I felt one hit me in the shoulder. We ran up the hill and ducked behind the rocks. Alex looked over at me. "Ali your hit." "Yea I know." "Come over here let me look at it said Jane." I came over to her. She looked at it. "How bad is it said Alex?" 'It’s ok Ali the bullet went all the way through." We looked down at the camp. It was getting destroyed. People were getting killed and there's nothing we can do about it. "Alex I need to borrow your silencer and Joe I need your scope." They gave them to me. I attached them to my gun. I aimed at the Russian soldiers and pulled the trigger. I shot about 10 of them and was out of ammo. There were about twenty more in the camp. At that moment I knew what I had to do. "Alex you're a crack shot take my gun." "Ok", he said and took it. "Can I borrow yours Alex?" "Yea sure I guess." "Wait you’re not thinking about going down there are you." "Yes." "It's dangerous." "I live for danger." "Your hurt." "I'll deal with it." "You can't go." "Why can't I go?" "Well..." "Well why?" "Because." "Because why." "Because I love you Ali." "There I said it you happy now." "You love me Alex." "Yea." "I'll be ok." Ok." "Here Alex you can borrow my bullets said Jane". I ran down the hill. I ran through the sheds looking for survivors. The pain was excruciating but I pressed on. I saw a solider walking past the mess tent. I grabbed him and cut his throat. Alex radioed down. "Have you found any survivors?" "No not yet." I went into the mess tent. I found some huddled in the corner. They could have been only about 16 or 17. "Is it over", one said? "Yes it is over." I radioed up to Alex. "Alex it’s safe to come down" they came down. We found several more survivors. In all there were 25 of us out of 40. We buried the dead. We hadn't eaten all day so we ate what we could find. We then slept the next morning we had a meeting. We took a vote on whether or not we were going to stay here. The majority was for leaving. Alex and I went down to the airstrip. Alex's plane was destroyed. Mine seemed fine. I tested the engines they seemed fine. We had planned to leave at 14 hundred hours. We loaded supplies aboard it. It was 13 hundred hours when we heard gunfire we saw the soldiers running out of the woods. "Oh not this again." I grabbed my gun and shot at them. I shot about five of them when I realized there was to many of them we had to retreat. A built hit Alex in the leg. He fell. I ran over to him. "Are you ok?" "No I was shot in the leg." "Ok" "come on Alex lets go." "No Ali leave me." "No your coming with me" I picked him up and through him over my shoulder. "I said leave me" "No I'm not going to leave you, I love you" I carried him over to the strip, and put him in the plane. I strapped him in and climbed aboard. I sat down and started the engines. Everyone was a board. With the Russian soldiers near I took off down the runway. We flew to England and landed in Liverpool. I took Alex to the hospital where they removed the built. Several weeks later we received word that the war was over. We won. A few days after that Alex got out of the hospital. He took me to the park. Got down one knee. "Ali we have had great times together and I would like to be with you." "Ali will you marry me?" "Yes", I said without hesitation. Then we kissed. We later moved back to France and had two kids Leon and Dante.

The End


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