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Soldier down. Pt. 1
Published Nov 12, 2012


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Xo.dess

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This is about Priya's younger brother Damien who is in the army and is stationed in Iraq. He gets hurt while in action and Priya is confronted by a few people that know him, or know the situation... And is told that he's in Germany getting surgery for his injuries.

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This is about Priya's younger brother Damien who is in the army and is stationed in Iraq. He gets hurt while in action and Priya is confronted by a few people that know him, or know the situation... And is told that he's in Germany getting surgery for his injuries.

Hope you like it.
Please rate, let me know what you think. Thanks.
Priya wakes up, refreshed, from having the first good night's sleep since her baby boy, Talon, was born, and instantly, she saunters over to the huge aquarium positioned in her bedroom and watches the fish swim.
She lays her hand on the glass and glimpses inside, wondering what it'd be like to be one of them. Would life be easier.?
Priya considers this.
Michael glides into the bedroom and sees Priya.
"I've been looking all over for you," he says, "what are you doing in here.?"
"Oh, just watching the fish," Priya admits. "Isn't it wonderful, how they only have to worry about being fed and nothing else..."
Michael nods. "Come on honey, I have someone I want you to meet."
"Priya," Michael says, "this is Christopher. Christopher, this is my wife." Michael introduces them to each other.
Priya and Christopher talk about his job and how he's a soldier.
"I've thought about doing that, too." Priya mentions. "But, I don't think I'd be good at it."
Priya laughs at her own comment.
"You know," Michael says as he and Priya head into the living room and Christopher grabs some papers out of his car. "Christopher said he needed to talk to us about something."
"Like what.?" Priya asks her husband.
Michael sighs. "I don't know. He didn't say."
Christopher interrupts Michael and Priya's conversation, catching them both off guard in the middle of Michael's sentence.
Before Michael heads to work, he gets one last sentence in, but instead of making it known, he speaks quietly, hoping that Christopher won't overhear him.
"Find out what he wants," he manages to say.
As Michael gets ready to leave for work, He glances over his shoulder and says, "I love you, Priya."
Priya smiles. "Have a good day."
Christopher nods. "See you soon man."
Priya takes a seat next to Christopher, hoping to find out what the real reason is behind his visit. They discuss what it's like being overseas and finally being back home on leave when Priya gets this feeling in the pit of her stomach.
"How bad is it over there.?" She wonders out loud.
"It was fine towards the beginning, but right before we got orders that we were returning home for a while, a big strike happened." Christopher paused. "I don't know how to explain it."
Priya and Christopher fixate their eyes straight ahead. There's an uncomfortable pause that they're not sure how to get past. What's on his mind.? Priya wonders to herself, not saying anything just yet. Christopher glances at Priya with a sad look in his eyes, not quite sure how to tell her the bad news.
Priya points a finger at herself, saying, "Wait a minute... My brother's overseas right now."
"Yes," Christopher says in agreement. "I've met him."
"How.?" Priya questions, standing up and walking away from Christopher. "I know you're both in the army, but aren't there a lot of people overseas... you just happened to run into him.?"
Priya becomes sad now, wondering if Christopher's visit has anything to do with her brother that she hasn't seen in over a year because of him being deployed.
"Damien, right.?" Christopher asks Priya, her back still facing him.
She closes her eyes, and nods. "Yes. Damien."
Priya turns around and faces Christopher again and decides to open up to this stranger about her younger brother; still not knowing what has happened--if anything.
"You see, he's only eighteen." Priya starts. "A few years ago I gave him so much crap because I didn't think he was heading in the right direction with his life. I felt so bad, because I knew he looked up to me."
Tears begin to flow from Priya's eyes.
"It's okay, I doubt he feels any hatred towards you." Christopher says when Priya stops to catch her breath.
Priya, with her heart slowly breaking, knowing something bad is about to come out of Christopher mouth, she falls silent.
Christopher stands up to look directly into Priya's eyes while telling her what she needs to know, though wishing he didn't have to.
"Something happened over there..." He begins, and then considers his next words carefully. "Damien, well, he's not in good shape."
Priya doesn't say a word and just listens to what Christopher has to say.
"He's injured pretty bad. He got rushed to Germany for treatment." Christopher continues. "His humvee flipped while in action, that's all I know right now."
"Will he...is he...going to be okay.?" Priya asks. "Nothing can happen to him. It can't."
"I really want to tell you everything's fine, but I don't know right now. I was just given orders to come tell you this face-to-face." says Christopher. "I'll know more in a few days. But know that I understand your pain."
Priya nods. "I know, I just...he didn't really leave with us being on good terms. That's my little brother, you know.?"
Christopher quickly becomes sensitive to Priya's emotions.
"I know," he says, saddened. "I'll let you know when I find out more."
"Thank you for the information you were able to give me though, I appreciate it." Priya replies. "I won't take up any more of your time, do let me know when you know something."
"I will." Christopher nods in agreement before retreating. "I should be on my way now."
Christopher leaves and Priya is left alone, since Michael's still at work and Talon is out shopping with Priya's sister, Crystal. This gives Priya a little while to think in silence.
Priya lays herself on the couch and relaxes, hoping for the best when it comes to her brother and his humvee tipping over. She can't help but wish she was there by his side through this horrible time.

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#1WildGirlie27Nov 13, 2012

can there be a FISH TANK, This BIG for SIMS to look through :? ETC... :?
what can we do with it, Beside's View It :?

#2Xo.dessNov 14, 2012

Lol, I think it comes with Apartment Life, && when I click on it all it says is view. So I don't think you can do anything else. \:\( Crappy, I know.

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