The Departure

"My dear, you know if I could stay, I would. But they need me out there!" Isaac, your betrothed, squeezes your hand gently as he tries to soothe you.

"But I need you too! I need you here with me!" You scream at him, unwilling to accept that all too soon, he will be going off to fight in a war and may never return.

Isaac strokes your cheek gently. "My love. I will return. And when I do, we'll get married, just like we planned before all this started." He leans down and kisses your forehead gently. "I love you."

He walks off toward the other soldiers. You're not quite sure if he hears you as you whisper your last words of parting to him.

"I'll wait for you..."