A soldier for christmas

A story about a young girl Lily depressed about her older cousin josh not able to attend Christmas because he was stationed over seas in the military. She sends letters to him all the time and doesn't get one back until one day she finally received his response. ( Christmas advent calendar- romance) it's more family love for each other then romantic love��


3. the battle before the war

Every one was shocked and didn't know what to say. Lily was so upset she stormed out of the room to her one favorite spot. Lily grabbed her gear for outside and ran to the beach. Lily loves the beach even during the winter. Lily loves the way the waves over take the sand and the snow reflecting the water. Lily sat on the rock freezing. A little while passed and josh came to sit with lily. She was really upset and didn't want to be around anyone right now.

Josh- hey need some company?

Lily just stared strait and ignored him. He sits down next to her.

Josh- you ok. Come on please talk to me.


Josh- you know it was really hard to say this but I needed to tell you guys. They told me two days ago and all I could think about was letting you down.

Lily just looks up at him and start to see a tear in his eye.

Josh- you know, I remember the first time we came here when I moved in. Do you.

Lily imagined that memory and starter to grin.

Josh- is that a smile I see. Well then you do remember. Shall I keep going? Ok the first time you took me here was in the summer time after a soccer game. You were upset because you lost the game for letting the forward player go by you. ( lily shakes her head and wants to hit him so bad but is still upset with him.) well after the game you took me here and told me that this is your special getaway from your normal day routine. You started to regret playing that game and were so mad at yourself. The truth is that you beat yourself up lily. Don't take everything on by yourself. So after that I picked you up and spun you around. You told me to let you down. And can you finish the story for me?

Lily- fine. After you picked me up and twirled me in a circle. I told you to put me down and you threw me into the water clothes and all.

Josh- your finally talking to me and smiling again.

Lily- I'm still upset with you.

Josh- I know. I know, but I have a commitment to my troops and my country just like you have a commitment to your team in soccer.

Lily- I know but it's not the same. Soccer only last two hours. You don't even know when you will be back. Do you think you will be back in time for Christmas?

Josh- I wish I could say yes. But the truth is I really don't think so. But miracles can alway happen. I really hope they do.


It was that dreadful morning. The morning josh has to leave. Josh is packed up and dressed in his military garments. He comes strolling down the stairs with his head down. His mom is waiting for him with a tear in her eye but a forced smile on her face. They head off to the station say their good byes and josh heads to the bus. He really wanted to say goodbye to lily but she never showed up. He just figured it would be to painful for her to say good bye to her best friend for Christmas. From the corner of his eye he saw a car pull over and a girl running towards him. It was lily.

Lily- josh wait! Please.

Josh- I'm right here lily.

Lily runs into the embrace of Josh's arms sobbing into his shoulder. Josh is happy she showed up but never wanted to hurt her.

Lily- I'm sorry. I just don't want you to leave me. I already lost one important man in my life. I don't want to lose you next.

Josh- lily calm down. I am not saying goodbye forever. I will be back, I promise. I am not leaving you.

Lily- ok. I'll see you soon then. I love you.

Josh- I love you too cuz.

Lily let josh get off the ground and wiped away her tears. She went back to Josh's mom. Josh went onto the bus holding back his emotions he really felt. All he wanted to do was have Christmas with his family. He never knew that he would be breaking Lily's heart. First her father now him leaving her. It just doesn't feel right.

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