Day 9 I owe my life from you
Early in the morning she stands by in the door room of Sergeant Herrera, she wanted to know if he is awake, she felt that she has a responsibility to do and she wanted to give thanks to the Sergeant for saving her life. Finally the door open she approached a nurse who was coming from the room of the Sergeant. She was then, allow her to enter into the room to visit the Sergeant. She waves at the Sergeant and get close to him.
"Hi". She greeted the Sergeant.
The Sergeant smiles at her and greeted her too.
"Hi hard headed woman, what are you doing here"?
"Well, I am here to visit and to say Thank you for saving me."
The Sergeant just nods and smiled at her saying nothing.
"How are you feeling Sir? Are you okay? Is there something hurt? Continuously ask a question to a Sergeant.
" I am fine, don't worry about me, it’s just a wound. "
" Seriously? Just wound? I think you're enduring the pain".
"Well, this is my job I sacrifice myself to save other lives".
Chyrill gets quiet from what the Sergeant said. She just nods and smiled. She brings some fruits to the Sergeant that she gets from the kitchen of this camp, she has no money to buy fruit for him. She sliced the apple and gives it to the Sergeant Herrera.
"Here, take some I bring this to you, ohh I mean I get this from the kitchen.
" Really? Thanks, hope they didn't notice you in stealing those fruits".
"Ohh... I didn't steal it, I asked for that".
Sergeant Herrera laughs, she was like a little child explaining from the accusation she didn't do. She just giggled and laughs a little from the Sergeant joking.
After an hour of staying at the Sergeant room, she decided to say goodbye and promised that she will get back in the afternoon for the meanwhile she need to go to the North Simpkins Place, she had promised to the kids that today she will teach them to read and write.
She is helped by the soldiers to load the things she needed,. When the children saw her, they run coming over her and everyone has a smile on their lips they are so excited to learn. She handed books, other learning materials, crayons and coloring books for the kids. She gives it one by one to the kids and she starts to teach them to read A, B, C and writes their name, little kids enjoying in coloring the books she gives to them. After the soldiers loaded all the things and some packed foods for them, she was left at the North Simpkins and staying until the afternoon, she also teaches a song to think that the children enjoyed it much. She used to play with the children and they shared the food she bought.
She helps to cook food to the people of North Simpkins all the people there was happy with what she has done for them even thought she don't understand much their language and it’s hard for her them to speak in English she was able to talk with them slowly.
The hours move so fast she didn't realized that it was getting dark, she packed her things so that she will be ready to back the camp once the soldiers returned to pick her up. But the minutes of waiting turns into hours it was getting more darkened.
Sergeant Herrera keeps looking at the clock it was past 5:00 in the afternoon, he feels excited every time the door of his room opens, but, suddenly it was his men that visit him in the room, he was expecting Chyrill to visit him this afternoon, his smile faded away every time that he doesn't see Chyrill to come and visit him, he had missed that woman even thought she gives a headache from the day she was being here.
He waited a long hour to Chyrill, maybe she was busy and enjoying much staying with the children of North Simpkins. Until it gets midnight no sign of Chyrill coming to his room that he expected. He ordered his men to look at her room, he wanted to know if she is safe and rest in the hour.
One of his men comes back to his room and saying that Chyrill was not in her room, he forced himself to get up and he wants to go in her room. He helps by his colleague to stand and bring him to Chyrill room, they suspected that she was getting escape. They checked her belongings, but all her things and belongings are still in there.
He orders to search all the area and asked his men if they had to pick up Chyrill in the North Simpkins Place. He radio the one soldier in charge to look an eye for her.
"Where is She?" he asked for the one of his men who is in charge.
"I left her at the North Simpkins, she belongs there she has no place here, she only causes problem to all of us".
His ears throbbed at what he heard he pulled out a gun and aimed it at his colleague.
"I think you don't know what are you talking about officer Robert" he shouted at his man.
Sergeant Herrera quickly gets out of the room and ride in the car, he starts the car engine and he decided to go at the North Simpkins even if his arms are hurt and he can't move as easily he will go back to that place and he will make that she will bring back Chyrill on the camp.
A moment later he was at the Place of the North Simpkins people, place are quiet and he sees a fire afar and a woman who has a covered herself a silk satin cloth. He moves closer and lit a flashlight to the woman who is sitting beside a barn fire. And he was never getting wrong, it was Chyrill who fell asleep, he moves closer to her and approached her. Chyrill startled with she feels that there is someone touches her shoulder.
"It's me... Sergeant Herrera don't be afraid".
She started to cry and trying to hold her tears at the moment she see Sergeant Herrera.
"I was waiting here for long hours, I thought you leave me here alone..."
"I'm sorry, I was not able to be here.
She helps Sergeant Herrera to get up and covered her a cloth to get not cold.
Sergeant Herrera drives back to the camp and he brings her in the room just to make sure that he is safe. She told the Sergeant it is okay to back at her room alone, but the Sergeant insisted it.
Day 10 The cry of the North SimpkinsJust like yesterday she had to visit the Sergeant in his room, but he was not around the nurse said that he needs to get back to the operating room to replace the bandage and make it sure that it was already healed, she leaves a message to the table and back to the Northern Simpkins to teach the kids that she enjoys it now.She handed all the materials she needed and some packed foods for the kids, she helped by the soldiers to bring things she needed. The kids are so happy to see her and feel excited to learn new lessons from her. They shared the food that she prepared for the people of the North Simpkins before she starts to teach they enjoyed it a lot and their parents are too thankful for her for the help and concerned to them.The kids are all ears listening to her they are enjoying a lot in learning a nursery rhyme and listening to the stories that she just invented funny, but she likes it
Day 12 Sweethearts?It's a beautiful Sunday morning in the Simpkins city as the Sergeant promised her the day before that they will go in the Simpkins City to go around and buy some toys for the kids,she wears a floral color powder blue dress that totally looks gorgeous in the eyes of the Sergeant and the Sergeant wears a white shirt and jeans he put shade too that makes Chyrill heart beats fast.They went into the city just like an ordinary person. The Sergeant holds her hand as they walk along the city, maybe he cared so much about her and knowing that she is a stranger in this place. Sergeant Herrera did not let go of her hands wherever they go that Chyrill liked. They went to the toy store to buy some toys for the children of North Simpkins. Sergeant Herrera buys a big Mickey Mouse for her that she likes it most. They are like sweethearts who hides each other feelings. She smiled to the Sergeant and hugs him that surprised to the Serg
Day 13 A sudden DeathShe now faces the commander’s and the Sergeant in the commander's office there are pictures displayed to her to identify one by one and it’s a big surprise to her that those all pictures are their friends. She was sure of herself that they are their friends."Yes, I am sure they are my friends".. Do you have any news you get from them? Are they okay? Why are they with the gunmen? What happened to them? She continually asks the Commander andthe Sergeant."Okay, Ms. Chyrill Please calm yourself". The commander said to her."We had collected data from your friend and we had an update to them"."Update? What update? Pwede ba sabihin nyo sa akin kung ano ang nangyari sa kanila ang dami nyo pang pasakalye eh" she speaks in her language and she just suddenly stands in her seat and slammed the table."I know what you feel now Ms. Chyrill but we need you to be calm down". The comm
Day 14 Honor their MemoryEarly in the morning the car of the Arland Soldierstanding by at the North Simpkins Place the people there were wondering because for the first time there were Arland Soldiers who approached them this early time.The two Arland soldiers come over to the place that makes the people alerted and they grab their weapon knowing that they will get in trouble. The soldiers signaled that they had nothing to fear, they were just coming here for Chyrill and they will bring her back to the camp to the order of Sergeant Herrera. One of the people
Day 16 : Dinner with the SergeantShe got up from bed and forced herself to walk out of the room, she slowly opened the door and she was dazzled by the sunlight, she walks along the hallway of the camp, from here where she was standing she saw Sergeant Herrera and his other colleagues who were busy with what they were doing and repairing the damaged due to the explosion. She walks slowly to reach to the place of Sergeant, but at that moment she feels pain from her head, she felt dizzy and her vision was fading.She stops for a moment and leaned slightly against the wall, then she slowly sit on the floor because of the dizziness, she felt that her surroundings is spinning. She tilted her head slightly and let it rest on her knees. She feels that there is someone who is standing beside her she looked up to see the shadows reflecting on her and it was Sergeant Herrera, who is starring at her for a moment, she lifts her up and bring her back
Day 17: Unofficially YoursThe dinner last night, the dance and the kisses and the hugs of Sergeant Herrera are still fresh in her mind. She feels the butterfly in her stomach, feeling high from what’s happening last night. She bites her lips; she still felt Sergeant Herrera’s kisses and it was still pressed against her lips.She smiled and thrilled at a time. The nurse who replaces her bandage on her head notices it“You feel happy today and you look too beautiful” the nurse teasing her.“ Ohh..Do I look beautiful?”The nurse just smiled at her, she feels shy and being conscious of what’s being said to her.“You’re okay now and you can back to your room Ma’am.”“Thank you, can I stay here for a while…“No problem” the nurse smiled to her and walks out of the room.She wanted to stay for a while in this room because she ha
Day 19 : The AttackChyrill gets awake from the explosion and gunfire that she heard around the camp, she suddenly gets up from the bed and sneak in the window of her room, she feels afraid when she saw the explosion and a series of gun shots given back by the soldiers in the group of terrorist her heart beats faster and it recalls again the night when an explosion happened before, she rattled and cover herself a blanket and put the pillow on her head because of being feel afraid.She heard the door opening and somebody gets inside and walks towards her, she was totally afraid when she heard the footstep approaching her. She was even more afraid and shouted out loud when she feels the hands holding her arm. She covered her mouth to stop her from shouting. She just calmed down when she saw that Sergeant Herrera was in front of him. She hugged him tightly and just cried.“It’s me, don’t be afraid..I am here now.“I’m afraid. She cried to the Se
Day 21 : The dog TagA day has passed since she heard from the commander that Sergeant Herrera was already gone, he is nowhere to found and no remains have shown, she hopes is still that one of this day they will find the Sergeant and he is being back again. Her hopes keep in her heart. It’s a long day to her without a food to taste to fill her empty stomach and less time of sleeping, she comes to run over the military trucks coming hoping that they have already found Sergeant Herrera. She falls to weaken every time there is no news about him there are times she froze a moment in a middle of the crowd and sees nothing all that she heard are the mournful of the wounded soldiers and the children crying because of no food to feed them.She back in the tent and decided to take a rest all that she holds right now is the promised of Sergeant Herrera that he will be back to take her away in a place where they can start a life to a place without a war. She wants to sl