6. 26th July 1914~ Edward
I pass past the newspaper boy on the way back. I nod at the boy and throw him a couple of pennies. He passes me a paper. I look at the first page:
UNREST IN COUN-
I throw the paper away. It was probably going to be solved by tomorrow. And even if it didn't, it would last a couple of days.
I pass by the Army Recruition building. I saw that people would earn money for volunteering.
I remember the couple of shillings left at home. This thought sends me into reality. I make a quick decision and ran into the building.
"Hello, young sir. Would You like to sign up to the army?" I nod quickly. The recruitment man scans me.
"You look a bit young... How old are you?" I was 16. Definitely not old enough. I know my voice would reveal my true age, so I deepen my throat.
"I'm nineteen. Sir." My throat was feeling scratchy.
The man looked uncertain.
"Are you sure, sir?" Damn. He was onto me.
"Absolutely. Now. I want to sign up. Now." The man raised an eyebrow at my rashness, but I didn't care.
He hands me the sign-up. I quickly sign the parchment, not even reading the words. It's not even like I would n=be sent out. I wanted to get out of there. I thank him and I walk casually, but quickly, out of the building.
I shiver at the thought of what would happen if I ran out of money. I think I did the right choice. I wouldn't be able to buy food. i would have to resort to begging in the streets. I might lose my house. I might have to sell everything. I couldn't lose anything. Everything was the only reminder of my Parents.
I black out.