Change Can Be...3

On this sunny Thursday afternoon, Mitch had gotten back from the beach with his best buddy Steve..They had only been back for an hour or so- hanging out in the back yard when Alan came home from work. Hey Mitch! Did we get any mail today? .. Yeah- it's on the counter by the phone! Somrthing kind-a important looking was in for you...don't know what it is though-- Thanks kid... Mitch and Steve were laughing about something or other when they heard Alan say- Crap! You gotta be kiddin' me!!! What the hell is this crap!! Mitch looked at Steve...your brother sounds real upset about something, man...you better go check it out-...Mitch came inside the house and into the kitchen--Alan? You ok? Alan was standing next to the counter with the letter in his hand-- it was clear that something had shaken him up-- he was holding his head..saying- no way..not now..no way...I can't do this now....hey Alan? What's up big brother--- Alan look at his younger brother...almost tears in his eyes...Mitch.....they drafted me- They Drafted Me!!! I can't do this now, !!! What's mom gonna say! What about all you guys!! No! This just aint fair!! And with that, Alan turned and almost ran out the front door.....Steve had been watching from the side...think I'd better be going Mitch...your brother is gonna need some time to talk to you and your mom--best if I'm not here...I'll talk to ya later- and he was gone...

It wasn't long before Lynn got home from work.. she seemed to be in good mood...Mitch didn't know if he should tell her about Alan or not- in the end, he felt his brother should be the one to break it to her..he knew it was going to be hard on all of them...Deb was getting used to getting Alan's opinion on things...she looke up to him-- and Cat was going to take it as hard as mom was- she had almost looked to Alan as a dad--she looked up to him and didn't hardly do anything without Alan knowing about it! This was going to be tough-

15 minutes later, Alan walked into the house---he saw Lynn...mom, can I talk to ya? What is it dear...she could see something was wrong with her son-- mom, I got a letter from the Army today...Lynn sat down- knowing what was next- I've been drafted.... Oh Alan... your schooling..your plans...I'm sorry son- she began to cry..and then, she stopped..wiped her face and stood- Alan...this is something you need to do...you will do this and then come home to the rest of your life....you will do this because you father would be proud of you...because your family IS proud of you! We will get through this as a family and we will do it right...We love you Alan....
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1 Response Sep 14, 2012

This the 3rd chapter...it's been a bit since the first two chapters were written...look at my story history...