518 – Promises

–No news yet?

–Nope, still on standby.

–It looks pretty bad.

–Could have been much worse. Seems we got lucky this time.

–But you’re still…

–On standby, yes, until I’m told to stand down.

–So you could still get deployed.

–It’s not over yet.

–Be careful out there.

–Always, you know it.

–Yeah, but I also know you.

–Silly. You know I’m trained for this. It’s not like I’m reckless out there.

–No, not reckless… just a bit… over enthusiastic maybe?

–Hey, stop worrying. I promise nothing bad will happen to me.

–Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

–Now, wait just one damn minute! You know I…

–Hush… I know it’s risky, and I know you’re doing it because people might need help. That’s why I’m not asking you to promise something you have no control over.

–I’m sorry. I don’t want you to worry about me.

–That’s a promise -I- can’t keep, and you know it. But if you do get sent there do what you have to help, but try and do your best to get back to me in one piece, ok?

–Sigh…

–Just try?

–I will, I promi…

–Oh, stop! Just shut up and kiss me.

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