Friday, February 27, 2009

The last call.

>IN COMM 224.54.558<
>RCV 21:23.12 F261915<




“How are you?”

“Fine, and you?”

“Tomo, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”

“... How did you find out?”

“I ran into Arthur, listen, I know we haven’t spoken lately but I had to see how you…”

“I’m fine. Listen I can’t really talk right now so if that’s all.”

“Tomo please don’t…”

“Don’t call me that.”

“…Ok, I’m sorry, I - I just wanted to I don’t know. I wanted you to know that I’m here if you need me.”

“Hmph. You walked out on me two seasons ago but now you’re here for me.”

“To... Tom lets not get back into that, I still care for you whatever happened and I cared for your parents too, I - was there a service, did you go back home?”

“It’s a war zone, there weren’t any bodies to speak of and I can’t get leave anyway.”

“I’m sure the hospital can spare you for a week and as for the war I heard it was still safe in Mekong city, at least you could go be with your uncle.”

“I’m not working at the hospital anymore, my residency is over. I can’t get leave from my commanding officer during training. I’m in the MILICIA now.”

“Tom! How did? - Well surely you know you can get a dispensation from the hospital administrator, your essential services you don’t have to be conscripted, I can talk with professor Sun if you…”

“Stop it! I’m not an idiot, I know I could get out of it, but what’s the point? There’s a war on and I guess I have to do my part.”

“Tomohiro Chambers what the hell are you talking about? You don’t want to do this and you don’t have to so what happened? Oh God, oh Tom please don’t tell me that you let this happened because of…”

“Don’t flatter yourself okay, I’ve accepted this, you aren’t the reason we’re at war and you aren’t the reason I was drafted. “

“…You’ve accepted this, I see - you didn’t volunteer, you let yourself get drafted. You went to the best prep school in the Mekong Dominion, finished in the top 5 percent of your damned class in medical school and now you are going to throw it all away! Why? Because you don’t know what you want! “

“Thanks for the call, I feel a lot better, this is exactly what I needed…”

“What do you want out of life Tom?”

“As I recall, that was exactly what you said when you left me.”

“And it sounds like you still don’t know.”

“Goodbye Sonia.”


>TERM 21:36.25 F261915<


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