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-Please Come Home- by HennaLucas -Please Come Home- by HennaLucas
I remember being frantically awoken by my sister the next morning. I had overslept, and Saul was about to leave. Hanna was teary-eyed and sniffling, so she must have already said her goodbye. I hadn’t though. I leapt out of bed and rushed to the window—he was getting into the back of the military lorry, his hold-all slung over his uniformed shoulder. He looked back once, back towards me, towards the innocence he was leaving behind, before disappearing inside.
I wasn’t going to make it in time.
With my heart in my throat, I pushed past Hanna, shouting at her for not waking me up earlier, and sprinted down the stairs, missing the last two steps and falling to the ground. My knee struck the hardwood and pain filled me, but I scrambled up and dashed through the front door anyway:
His family and my parents and Ralf and Erich and Anja were waving and the jeep was trundling away.
“Saul! Saul, come back!” I screamed. The lorry didn’t listen, though. It just sped up as I hurdled down the road after it. For a brief moment, I spotted my best friend as well as several other young men peering out the back, and this made me run even faster, run until my lungs felt as if they were being wrung out.
“Sara?” I heard him say. But the automobile was speeding now, growing father and farther away from me.
“Saul, please! Saul! Saul! You have to come home!” My voice was a shriek now, a soprano of desperation as the lorry pulled away, growing smaller until it vanished upon the horizon. I ran a couple more yards, but before I could get any farther, I tripped over a pothole and crashed to the dirt. My elbows yielded to the gravel and began bleeding, but instead of crying I slammed my fist on the ground and gritted my teeth, pressing my forehead into the gravel.


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haius Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist
just want to say I love how you draw hair. :)
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
Very poignant - the image and the words... beautiful job. :heart:
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Noriko-chan5 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Artist
ohhhh wow <3 I'm adding you right this second.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thank you!
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Seabit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... just wonderful: both the drawing and the story :heart:
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks!
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Seabit Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You´re welcome! :D
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ScubaSteve13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh why are you so magical!?
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I wanted to cry when I saw and read this!!!
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SoulEaterXMaka Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Writing and the artwork are both marvelous. Great job.
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