Homecoming was written for Friday Fictioneers. Many thanks as always to Rochelle.
“Tell me again.”
“I’ll get off the train. You’ll run, throw yourself into my arms. I’ll swirl you around. And we’ll live happily ever after.”
The train’s late.
There was so much unsaid in Bill’s last letter. Bill’s brother said he wasn’t handling the amputation well. He didn’t want her at the hospital.
When the train arrives, passengers disembark but no Bill. Did he decide to stay at Walter Reed, or worse?
Then a lone soldier, lurching on crutches, appears.
“I can’t swirl you around.”
“That wasn’t the important part of the story.”
“You. Me. Happily ever after.”