Feels Like Home (Ethan)
The clock struck 12 just as you tightened the hold around your locket with a picture of you and Ethan sitting inside. He had sent a letter a week ago, finally saying his six month deployment was going to be over on this exact day and the plane would land back in Jersey that morning. You had started to worry if he was even getting to come home today, seeing some of your friends had already posted pictures and long paragraphs to Facebook claiming their significant other was already here.
You had wanted to go to the airport to be able to pick him up, but he claimed he wanted you to stay home and relax until he got there. Glancing at the clock again, your anxiety started to kick in full force and your leg began to bounce uncontrollably.
‘What if he’s hurt?’
‘What if he has to stay an extra week or maybe an extra month?’
‘What if they told him he can’t come home until he goes on ANOTHER deployment?’
All of those thoughts haunted you and consumed your thoughts, until the doorbell rang.