My Future Unfolds
I woke up the other day to find my best friend Joe standing over me. I asked him what was up and he said that he was leaving for the army and that he was going around saying his goodbyes. He then left my room. I put on pants, a shirt, and put in my contacts and walked out to the computer room. I could hear him talking to my mom. My bottom lip was quivering. It was weird. Hot water began to come out of my eyes and it didn't stop for a long time. What would it like to not have Joe around? I didn't really want to find out. After he was done I had composed myself as best I could and we hugged and said goodbye, then we both lost it. It was weird to have no control over it. Then he left. I was sad most of the day. Well then I found out that his recruiter had called and said he wasn't picking him up and that things would have to be checked out. He hurt his leg in football. So finally I found out that he's kicked out of the Army for now and he can't rejoin until November. That means his contract is null and void. It also means that we can do the buddy system where we both sign up and go through basic training together. That makes me so happy. I've got to get into proper shape by then.