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The Group Pt. 2
Swandive Flip
the_manneh wrote in mannysstories
I woke up in a hospital, the nurse was nice enough to give me insight as to what happened, apparently I was shot right through, inches away from a pierced lung.

"Where's my gun?"

"You won't be needing that, Mr. Sellers"

"But my platoon needs me"

"Mr. Sellers, you were out for a long time, the war has been over for a few weeks, now"

I couldn't believe it. The image of my platoon flashed in my head, the explosion, the shot, D-Dub coming to my rescue, me asking wildly where the fuck was NTB and Herbs. Suddenly, an idea crawled into my mind, "what if they didn't make it?". I would ask the nurse where my platoon was, but I didn't know their names.

I was discharged two days later and as I got into my brother's car, I couldn't help but think about the war.

"You alright, Man?", he asked me, his car was a lot cleaner than mine was, his car put me in the mind of the Bunkee, one of the jeeps we commandeered during our boot camp days. Herbs managed to jack it and me, Dior, NTB and G-Dub would go nuts in that sumbitch. I remember one time, we managed to get Reesy to ride with us and we ended up ditching her in the middle of a forest while making wild animal noises around her, she eventually caught on and beat the crap outta me, thank goodness the Commander was there to break it up.

Girl packed a mean right straight.

"Who won?"

"You're not going to like the results, Man", my brother told me.

I already didn't.

I could still hear Commander Jellz shouting to G-Dub about cover fire before the sharp pain. Wherever they were, I hope they were happy.

My brother took me to a cemetery not too far from the hospital as we got out the car and saw a few people standing over a new-fangled cemetery, "Looks like another soldier came back home", he said as I went to the funeral, "What are you doing? Bro, you just can't go there, you'll get in some shit!", he said, narytheless following me.

I approached the group in black as I locked eyes with a familiar face.

"Hey, Man", she silently said to me.

"Hello Commander", I said.