The And She Lived Happily Ever After

2711 WordsOct 20, 201411 Pages
John Tzortzos Good-bye “And she lived happily ever after.” Lisa took a deep breath and closed her eyes as her father finished reading her a bedtime story. She had a slight smile on her face, and knew nothing could get better than that moment. “Goodnight Lisa,” her dad whispered as he leaned to give her a kiss on her forehead. Woken abruptly by slobber all over her face, Lisa was only dreaming. Her dog had snuck into her room and awoken her with his good morning kisses. As a tear trickled down her face, her repeated dream of her dad reading her a story was no reality. Lisa’s dad was enlisted in the army and had been gone for now five years, which felt like an eternity. His term was soon to be over and Lisa’s family has been anxiously waiting for this day to come. Her dad has been unable to come home for quite sometime because he was a troop leader. He managed the fields and represented great triumph for his country. For the past couple of weeks she has been dreaming of past experiences she has gone through with her dad. However, the next morning comes she’s once again reminded that he is gone. She was only 13 when her dad had left home, and now being 18 and ready to move on with her life her dad has promised to come home soon. Graduation was coming up sand Lisa’s dad is expected to be home in the next few days. To see her walk across the stage at graduation is all she wants her dad to see. She wants him to feel proud of her, as she does for him while he serves their
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