Him - “We’ve been married 2 years and a month.”
Her - “Our first date was on a boat in the bay. We made out the whole time.”
Her - “We love to ride our motorcycle.”
Him - “Cruise.”
Her - “We like to go out to dinner a lot.”
Him - “Most of time is spent eating and drinking.”
Her - “Yep. Coffee, wine, cocktails, motorcycle.”
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
We live in a world full of missed details.