Day 17: Unofficially Yours
The 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 had a feeling that Sergeant Herrera will come over here to check her if she is okay. But, after an hour of staying in the room no sign of Sergeant Herrera come to visit or asked her about her condition, she started to get sad this feeling that she don’t even more cared about before.A series of knocks that startled her, she feels nervous and her heart beats fast she stands up and approached the door to open, her smile faded as she see it’s not Sergeant Herrera who went to her.
“Good day, Ma’am Sergeant Herrera send me here to accompany you and to sure that you will be safe going back to your room.” The soldier said to her.
“Ohhh..it’s okay, I will be fine. Well, actually I’m on my way going back to my room”. I will be fine..She smiled hesitantly.
“But, the Sergeant order me to keep you safe going back to your room”.
“I said I am Fine. Okay? My room is just on the other of this building, I will be okay…I will be fine..”
She walks alone in the way of her room what are these crazy ideas of Sergeant Herrera he is over reacting well, as just like the other days she’s staying here he did not neglect her. Is he too concerned for me? After that had happened last night he will not just show up. That guy is too unpredictable she can’t believe it.
She quickly walks back to her room, one of Sergeant Herrera’s men followed her, and she didn’t care even if it chased after her. She finally reaches her room and she took a glance to the soldier who following her.
“ I’m here..see I am safe nothings happen to me, can you leave me now?”
“Okay, Ma’am. Stay safe.
She opens the door and gets inside the room, she leans on the back door and close her eyes, she still smiling and feeling high until of this moment. She jumps over her bed just like a little kid who is too happy, she also whispered in her bed and was a little twisted.
She looked around inside and she noticed that her belongings scattered on the floor, she picked it up one by one, and packed it again, she sat quietly and get sad thinking that she will be leaving the Arland Camp and she hates to leave Sergeant Herrera she was falling in love with the Sergeant.
After an hour she takes a shower and wear a dress she sprays a perfume too, and put powder and a bit lipstick, she wanted to look beautiful in Sergeant Herrera eyes. She decided to stay inside her room and waiting Sergeant Herrera to visit her, she glances at the mirror to see her own reflection and she rubs her lips to erase the lipstick that she put on. She doesn’t need to do this it’s okay to be simple.
She heard a knock on her room that makes her heart beat fast she feels that it’s Sergeant. She gazes at the mirror first to see her own reflection and slowly opens the door, her heart pounding when she sees Sergeant Herrera is in the front of the door.
“Ohh..Hi” she greeted the Sergeant.
“Good Morning, hope you feel good”
“Yes, I am. She answered hesitantly.
“Why are you so timid? Common you don’t have too, it’s just because of the kiss? I’m sorry about that? I cannot control my feeling last night.
She froze a moment from what have said of Sergeant Herrera, Was it all nothing to him? About the kisses and hugs, what about the dinner? Those are the words that she wanted to say. But she has no guts to say it. She just keeps silence and keeps listening to what Sergeant said to her.
She keeps in silence and sat on the bed, she exhales heavily and take a look at her belongings that are already packed.
“I will leave tomorrow, ” she said to Sergeant Herrera.
“Are you sure of that”?
She just nods and trying to keep away to the Sergeant her teary eyes that can be noticed by him, she just wanted to hear the words that he will stop her from leaving and let him stay for a while.
He just breath heavily, he wanted to stop Chyrill from leaving, but he has no right to do that, she has the right to decide for herself. He wanted to move closer to Chyrill and kiss her again just like happened last night.
“Okay, if that's what you wanted, I can’t stop you from leaving”.The Sergeant walks away from her room and Chyrill left alone sobbing, trying to hold her tears, so all that happening last night was not real? The feelings he said to her and those kisses are just for nothing. She slammed the door and trying to calm herself. She faced again her belongings and packed it again, she is now too sure to leave the Arland Camp there is no place to the woman like her in this Camp. Suddenly, an explosion happened last night was coming back to her mind, she rattled a moment and she covers her ears, she felt that she still hears the massive explosion. She lay down on her bed and take a rest for a moment.
It was late afternoon when she got up. She decided to go on the mound of her friends she can’t be with them for a long time and for the whole life she wanted to say goodbye to them for the last time. She put flowers on each mound and talks to them silently. There are times she will laugh and cry remembering those moments when they had each other.
It was dark when she goes back at the Arland Camp, away to her room, she saw a shadow standing in the front door of her room, she slowly walks by and as she gets nearer she noticed that it was Sergeant Herrera that seems waiting for her.
“What are you doing here”?
The Sergeant grabs her and tightly holds her.
“Stay. I need you here.” He whispered silently to Chyrill.
Chyrill just nods and cried at Sergeant Herrera’s shoulder, this is the word she wanted to hear from him.
They can’t control their feelings the overflowing of love explode, they kiss again under the darkened skies and stars.
Day 18 : A Surprise Proposal
Chyrill decided to stay for more days at the Arland Camp she wanted to spend more time with the Sergeant she is now in love with that guy’s day with him is a memorable from the time she arrived at this Camp he always there for her, saving her life twice and he shows how caring he was. She felt like she was still dreaming from the kisses, the way she kiss by the Sergeant makes her thrilled.
She feels bored staying inside of this room; she took a shower and fixes herself, she wears her yellow dress that makes her beauty stand out. She looks around before she goes out of the room, she walked towards Sergeant Herrera’s office and as she walked down the hallway every soldier she met she was given a red and white rose. She was very surprised, she wondered if Sergeant Herrera was planning this.
Until she could no longer handle the roses given to her, she stopped walking and looked around, she observes the people around her, but there is nothing strange all are busy with what they are doing and they no longer notice her she just wondered about why the roses that was given to her. A lady soldier come into her and invites to come with her at the Soldiers launch, a place that is forbidden to a civilian like her and only the soldiers can enter that place. She hesitated and wondered why she was invited to enter that Place.
“No. I’m okay here..I just look around and need some fresh air”. She smiled to the Lady Soldier.
“I insist. You belong here…I guess… The Lady soldier said.
“But, Why? She asked in surprise.
“I just want to show you around; any way you wanted to look around so it is your chance to see it, right?” The lady soldier is trying to convince her.
“Are you sure?” She asked again.
The Lady soldier just nods at her and still wondering why it suddenly came to her in fact, with the number of them only few she is known here and that is the soldiers often commanded by Sergeant Herrera. She convinces by the lady soldier and she comes to her at the Soldier launch. In a way, for the Soldier launch she had a feel strange feeling; she feels that there is something different that will happen. She wanted to ask the soldier why suddenly she invited her to come with her, but, then, she just keeps quiet and follow the way of the lady soldier.
“What is your name? “She asked the lady soldier.
“ I’m Amanda”. Amanda smiled at her. But you can call me Mandy see we can be friends. After all I have seen you here for so long.
She just nods and smiles too.
“Oh..I guess you know me?”
“Well, yes and I think Sergeant Herrera is in love with you. Amanda smiles again to her.
Her cheeks get redder from what Amanda says to her, how she can say that they are deeply in love with each other, is she would tell about the dinner and the kisses? She hides her smile and follows Amanda on the way at the Soldier launch.
Amanda stops for a while and look at her.
“ Are you ready to see everything what is inside of the Soldier launch?”
“ I guess so, but I think there’s no special on it, It just like a meeting hall..I guess.”
“Well, get ready for what you will see”.
Okay.” She feels nervous when Amanda opens the door. Something strange in Amanda’s movement, she doesn’t know, but she has a feeling that there is something to happen.
Amanda holds her hand, it was darker and music plays when they entered the Soldier launch and after a moment a little light sparkling inside the room it was like the stars that twinkling in the night sky.
“What is all about? She asked Amanda.
Amanda whispers at her and she gets shocked and feeling nervous right now, she is right to her feeling a while ago that there is something will happen. Amanda leaves her in the middle as she heard the music playing and the little lights gets bigger like an explosion or something like a fireworks.
“Amanda” she called to the Lady Soldier. Don’t leave me here.
But no sign of Amanda is coming, she just stands in the middle and waiting for what will happen next. The music stops that makes her rattled.
“Is anybody here? Don’t play a game with me okay”
She gets rattled and afraid when there is someone holding her hand. She feels that it's holding her tight, after of that moment she recognize who is holding her; it was Sergeant Herrera who gets close to her. The Sergeant touches her face and kisses her hand.
“What are you doing?” she asked the Sergeant while the tears running from her eyes.
The Sergeant holds her hand, and put it on his shoulder, Sergeant Herrera holds her waist and the music starts to play again.
“I just wanted to have a dance with you” The Sergeant touches her face again and wipes her tears.
“I don’t want to make you cry” the Sergeant pulls her closer and let her rest on his shoulder.
“What about the roses?” is that your idea too?
“Yeah, crazy idea…Because I’m crazy in love with you.”
The lights are on and she saw there was full of white and red roses inside the Soldier launch. She was surprised and she didn’t expect that the Sergeant does those things for her, her tears rolled because of the happy feeling and being surprised what had done by the Sergeant.
The Sergeant pulls her closer and gives her another buffet of red roses. She wipes her tears and gets the buffet of roses, this man can’t make her stop from crying because of the crazy things he done for her. She gets more surprise and shy too when she notices that there are soldiers too at the Soldier launch they are all cheering for Sergeant Herrera, she heard a whistle too and shouting to kiss her by the Sergeant. She got to smile at this time wondering that they are in the wedding.
“ I want to ask you something”? The Sergeant said to her that makes her heart beat faster.
“What is it?” she nervously asked the Sergeant.
“Would you like to be my girlfriend?”
She laughs loud, after all the kisses last night he still want the answer or maybe he didn’t get it. She nods to the Sergeant and smile at him.
All the Soldiers cheers for both of them and it seems that they are celebrating the happiness of them both.
They spent their time on the Soldier launch having lunch and drinking wine with the other soldier, after of that moment they walk along the camp and went to the North Simpkins Place to visit the children.
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
Day 22 Southern Arland CampBefore the dawn breaks into morning the commander decided to leave the woody place, their journey is still quite long it takes about an hour to reach the other side of the woods where there are military trucks waiting to take them in the South camp of the Arland soldiers. Together with the Arland soldiers they need to walk to get out of the woods. She keeps on walking following the soldiers even though her feet hurt, she still tried to step on it, and she doesn’t want to cause problems to the soldiers.The sun rises until they reach the high part of the woods from here they can see the downtown city of the North Simpkins. From here where she stands she witnessed the tragic incident and the damage left by the Sans Serif terrorist. They keep on moving, and more careful that maybe the terrorist will come to attack them. She feels thirsty and tired, she sits for a while and Amanda notices her.Amanda gets water on her bag and gives it to her
Day 24 AssaultCommander's POV"On the day I got the message from Abubakar Salem Ale, I don't think twice to contact the president because I knew that he will never be joking about what he said and I want my soldiers to save from the hands of the Sans Serif terrorists. The president's commands me to take charge and gut all Sans Serif terrorists, He command me to blow up the whole camp and not a single terrorist will be left."..... Right now, my soldiers are going ready for the attack at Northern Arland camp and we will make sure that we will save Sergeant Herrera together with the other and arrest Abubakar Salem Ale dead or alive." Staff Sergeant Liam you take in charge the back of the camp choose your men who will be with you..."and on this site the Charlie Platoon will block the possible way out of the terrorists, make it sure that they won't get out... Lieutenant Fernandez you take in charge on this... You get me?&nb
Day 26 The letterThe dawn is breaking in its beautiful morning, the sunrise kiss her cheeks as the curtain of her window blew with the wind, she was blinded by the sunlight she covered her face of blanket and went back to sleep. But the noise from the outside woke her up, she sits on her bed and yawn, then she looks at her window, she thought to peek out the window and see what the noise was all about.She sees the military trucks and soldiers are back from the invasion of the Sans Serif terrorists, suddenly her heart beat faster Sergeant Herrera suddenly came to her mind hoping they had saved his beloved from the hands of terrorists, she immediately ran to go outside of her room, but before she opens, the door suddenly it opened and Amanda opened up to her, she called by her with sadness in it's voices."Chyrill..."Her chest throbbed with excitement, she hopes Amanda brings a good news for her she is hoping that Sergeant Herrera was s
Day 28 A little HopeSince the day the Arland soldiers back from the invasion of the Sans Serif terrorist and Sergeant were saved, the war between the Arland Soldiers and Sans Serif is never over the leader Abubakar Salem Ale, got escape on the day the Arland soldiers invade the camp of the North Arland camp that his group captivated.Every now and then military trucks come and go, fighter planes and the helicopter loaded firearms and missile. The war with the Simpkins will never end not until Abubakar Salem Ale surrender to the Arland Soldiers and give what is due to the people of Simpkins the right, life, livelihood and wealth that they deserves.Sergeant Herrera was in bed for the third day, no sign of recovery, he still in the stage of coma it's good to know that the mechanical ventilator was disconnected, he is stable all that she's waiting is to get him awake from his deep sleep. Just like the other days she always have a fresh flowers
Day 29 Her body and SoulShe now peeked out the window of Sergeant Herrera's room and from where he was standing she could see the thick smoke from above. The fighter plane of the Arland Soldiers has released a missile to invade the terrorists and let Abubakar Salem Ale surrender.A beautiful morning of Southern Arland camp once before has faded away by the dark smoke, the fresh air that breathes every morning is full of gun powder in the cloud. The chaos rattling in the whole camp. She is hoping that the war will end soon. She is praying that Sergeant will wake up too soon, a happening last night was giving her hope and for all his brothers and sisters of the Arland Soldiers.Just like that she used to do, she left a new make brewed coffee besides Sergeant bed and replacing fresh flowers that she put in the vase. She pulled the curtain down and close the window she doesn't want to see the chaos outside, she doesn't want to hear the series of gunfire.
Day 30 Her necklace, His letterThe commander gave details of the terrorists that they captured and arrested from invasion of the Sans Serif terrorists by the Arland Soldiers. He brings Sergeant Herrera in the detention center to identify the terrorist who have been arrested by them. They entered inside the detention center room, the whole room is surrounded by glass, a double mirror and tainted that cannot be noticed by anyone else who is on the other side of the room.One by one the terrorists stood in front of the glass in the room, with handcuffs to identify them with Sergeant Herrera. He points it one by one and he is sure that they are one of the Sans Serif terrorists, they are the one who beats him, a reason why he is in coma for so many days and a reason why his legs are broken. He is just trying to stand with the support of the crutch, but then, he can feel that there is something wrong with his legs, he feels it loses strength every time he stepped in b