Ring dance late junior year was the epitome of social life for the Cadet at the Academy. He flew her out. It was a bit funny when he introduced her to his old roommate, and they both had the same dress. Needless to say, the night was wonderful. Pictures on the Terrazzo, a beautiful sunset. … Continue reading Thirteen
Sophomore year was finally done. The summer gave way to training basic cadets and an aviation. Joe did gliders, flying above the Academy and controlling the fall back to earth. It was fun, and with ten flights he got his first wings. He got a set for his other half. During his three weeks he… Continue reading Twelve
It’s been almost 11 years now since we started talking back and forth. I liked her from the start, and we got along well. It took a couple months, but I was able to get to some training near her, so we could finally meet. I took her to dinner. Looked at her, smiled, talked. … Continue reading What Should I Say?
It’s hard to dream, When you don’t sleep. The price you pay, for the secrets you keep. The lies you’ve bought, For the for the life you’ve sold. For the love you’ve had, And “I love you”‘s never told. To hold your hand, And see your eyes, Is both my greatest pleasure, And my great… Continue reading It’s Hard to Dream
Sophomore year is tough. For Joe it was crushing. He was deflated, lonely, tired. Training the next class, and the academic load put huge strains on him. Without Nicole, he was irritable and unfocused. He was hardly the guy he was supposed to be. He was a lost puppy. Struggling through the year, he missed… Continue reading Ten
Summers were short but sweet. After freshman year, Joe had survival training. It was practice POW camp. She was his foundation and Achilles heel. The survival part wasn’t bad. He did some scouting growing up, so it was hungry camping. Groups were divided by social security numbers, so he was with other cadets from the… Continue reading Nine
In March, recognition finally came. Nicole knew she wouldn’t hear from Joe for about 4 days. The ritual was the final rite of passage for freshmen cadets to become part of the cadet wing. For three days the upperclassmen ran the freshmen through exercises, courses, and other activities to push them to their limits. Joe… Continue reading Eight