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I had spotted a hilltop when I arrived in town the day before Ashley got here. Since the sun would soon set, I figured it would be the perfect place after we got some rations.

"What do you think?" I asked her after eating our less than enjoyable lunch.

"The food wasn't the best," Ashley said. My face drooped a little, "but being here with you makes it all worth wild." She added. I felt better. "It's beautiful isn't it." She said while looking at the sunset.

"Yeah, beautiful..." I said softly while looking at her.


I cought Matt staring at me and turned to him with a smile.

"Take a picture. It'll last longer" I said with a smile.

He grinned. Then frowned "Don't have a camera"

"Aww poor baby" I said tapping him on the nose.

He smiled then leaned in to kiss me.


I sat at the window, looking out at the scenery. I could see part of the town and small valley just beyond it. Brett came and sat down beside me.

"How it going?" He asked me.

"You'll be leaving soon." I said, a tear coming down my cheek.

"Try not to think about it" He said pulling me close to him for a hug.

I love it when Brett hugs me. Probably cause he hardly ever does.

"I'm trying not to" I said, my voice muffled by his chest.

He ran his hands through my hair and we just stood there...

I felt so secure in his arms. I hoped that it wouldn't be the last time I would be in them. As the sun set, a peaceful silence overtook the town. The stars made their appearance and a shooting star glided across the sky.

"Make a wish" He whispered into my ear. His breath tickling my skin.

Though I didn't believe in wishes I made a temporary exception. I wished that there would be a lot of moments like this. That I'd get to spend the rest of my life with him.

I looked up at him, and his eyes almost glowed in the moonlight. I always loved his eyes.


I also made a wish on the shooting star. I wished that I would come back safe and sound to her arms after the fighting was done and that Marc-Andre and Matt would make it back with me. I looked down at Mary-Kate and...

I slowly leaned closer and closer to her, till my mouth was mere inches from hers.

"WE'RE BACK!!" Ashley called the door flying open.

Marc-Andre who'd been doing some last minute work in the bathroom also entered the room.

Great! Another near perfect moment ruined.

I glared at Ashley as she entered the room. She gave another 'oops' look.


"How was your evening?" I asked Matt and Ashley.

They looked at eachother with a dreamy look. That said it all.

"Well, we'd better get some rest." I said. "We start basic at 6AM tomorrow." Brett and Matt nodded.

Ashley and Matt kissed good-night. I noticed Brett watching them then glance at Mary-Kate sadly. Those two have been like this forever. I wonder if they'll ever resolve their feelings.


I had a good night's rest while dreaming of Ashley, but Marc-Andre and Brett seemed like they had a rough night. A few recruits were already there, looking as dead as Brett and Marc-Andre. I couldn't help but notice that the group had nearly doubled in size.

"Atten-hut!" Captain Gibson yelled.

We assumed our stance in line as he walked back and forth.

"Recruits! This morning we will march, do pushups and the obstacle course. This afternoon I will teach you to assemble, disassemble and use the standard M-16 semi-automatic assault rifle." Gibson said. "Move out!" he yelled as he lead us to an open field on base grounds.

We ran around the base over and over. The captain ran with no problem while some of the recruits dropped from exhaustion. They were kicked out of the squad. After a few laps, we stopped and the captain ordered us to do 20 pushups.

Two more recruits bit the dust when they couldn't complete the twenty pushups. After we were done our pushups, the captain got down and did twenty pushups himself. We all looked at each other puzzled. He finished his twenty pushups with little effort and got up.

"One of the only things you need to know about me is that I never give an ordered I wouldn't do myself." He said proudly. "Now, another two laps around the base. Move out!" he yelled as he started to run.

"Doesn't he ever get tired?" I asked Brett.

He shrugged and started to run.
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