6. chapter 6
I was so glad that Kirsten was happy about Ireland. I knew that she had always wanted to go so I booked the best hotel that I could find. I rented the penthouse as a surprise.
"Thomas! This is just too much! How did you pay for all of this" Kirsten exclaimed as we walked through the doors.
I replied with, "I had some money saved and you know I'm an engineer."
Plus, I didn't want to say this just yet but I wanted her to be happy when I broke the news to her. I had joined the army and I would be leaving in two weeks. I would be gone for three years.
"I just want you to be happy. Are you happy Kirsten?"
"Yes of course Thomas! I'm happy whenever I'm with you! I don't know how I could ever live without you."
Darn it! This is just making it harder to tell her. I would just have to get it out as soon as I can.
"Uh Kirsten? Can I talk to you?"
"Ok so umm you know how you said before that you couldn't live without me? Well um, er... You're kind of going to have to for a few years." I mumbled the last bit so that she couldn't understand what I said.
"Sorry baby I didn't hear the last bit" she smiled. I felt so miserable about telling Kirstin that I would be leaving her that I just couldn't do it.
"I just wanted to tell you that I feel exactly the same way. I would never leave you if I had the choice."
"Thomas... I love you."
"I love you too Kirstin." And we just left it at that.