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"I'm so happy to see you!" I smiled.

"This time you can't run away!" She joked.

Just then, Captain Gibson walked into the room. Marc-Andre and Brett saluted him as he entered. Gibson returned the salute.

"What's up?" Marc-Andre asked.

"There have been complications on the war front. All recruits have been called back to duty"

Marc-Andre gulped "so...."

Captain Gibson nodded "We leave in half an hour"

"I'll be there sir." I said as I tried to get up. I struggled with the pain as I sat up in bed.

"Easy there, soldier." Captain Gibson said. "You're not going anywhere."

"But sir!" I protested.

"But nothing!" He said. "That's an order."

I leaned back down on my bed. "Yes sir..."

Mary-Kate leaned over and put her hand over mine, "At least you get to stay with me" she said.

"Yeah" I said forcing a smile.

"Don't worry Brett," Marc-Andre said. "I'll be fine and I'll see you when you get back on your feet."

We did a handshake and I said. "You watch yourself now, you hear me?" He nodded and smiled.

He went and hugged Mary-Kate goodbye. I heard her whisper "Take care." to him as they hugged. Ashley walked out the door with him to say her goodbyes.


"I don't want you to go" I whined quietly as Marc-Andre and I walked over to a quite area of the hospital to say good-bye.

"Me either" he said wrapping his arms around me and pulling me in for a hug.

"You will come back right?" I whispered. Needless to say I was really worried he wouldn't. It happened with Matt. I didn't want to lose the other most important guy in my life..

"As soon as I possibly can" he whispered pulling back a little.

"Good" It was really weird. I felt so strange then, my heart was fluttering. Wait a minute! this is how I felt back when Marc-Andre and I were dating! I glanced up at him wondering what was going on.

He was looking back at me. And our faces... we so close. I felt so horrible for thinking it, like I was being untrue to Matt, but I kinda wished he'd kiss me. I looked down again, avoiding his eyes. But before my eyes could meet the floor he lifted my chin with his finger and gently brushed his lips against mine. In the softest, gentlest of kisses.

I got kind of lost in the moment. I didn't think about Matt. I didn't think about the war. I didn't think about what this kiss meant. All I thought about what the gentle feeling of Marc-Andre's lips on mine, and how much I'd missed that feeling.

And, then as suddenly as he kissed me, he pulled away. A slight blush crept into his cheeks and he avoided my eyes. "sorry" he whispered.

"Marc-Andre!" The Captain called from somewhere around the corner.

"I gotta go" he mumbled disappearing in that direction.

I sat down in a nearby chair my whole body shaking. I touched my fingers to my lips. What just happened?


What just happened? I just kissed my fallen friend's girlfriend less than a week after he's gone. But he did tell me to take care of Ashley for him... I hate to admit it, I enjoyed that kiss. I've missed Ashley since we broke up. I've always wanted to get back together with her, but she found Matt before I could get her back. He was a great guy and he was very good to her, so I can't complain.

"Marc-Andre!" Captain Gibson called, interrupting my train of thought. "Ready?"

"Sir, yes sir." I replied. I took one last look in the direction Ashley was and I walked off with Captain Gibson and a few other recruits who were brought to the hospital back to the war.


Brett and I had been whispering to each other when Ashley walked into the room. She looked kind of dazed. hmmm I wonder what happened at that good-bye..

"Is Marc-Andre gone?" Brett asked.

She nodded and sat down in one of the chairs in the room.

I saw Brett's face fall. His best friend had left to go do something really dangerous and there was nothing Brett could do to protect him.

"He'll be ok" I reassured them both "I'm sure of it"

Brett smiled lightly and squeezed my hand affectionately. I saw Ashley smile from her chair. There had to be something I could do to cheer them both up, not to mention cheer myself up as well. I looked around the room and saw the small TVs the hospital provided in each room.

"How about we watch some television?" I suggested.

"Yea, I could check on how the war is going." Brett said.

"Well... that's not exactly what I had in mind." I said

He sighed "Please not a soap opera!"

I glared at him "Got any better Ideas"

"How about ESPN?"

Ashley and I both moaned "NO!" In unison

"Just great!" Brett muttered "I'm stuck in a room full or sport hating women!"
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