Let Your Heart Be Your Guide
In the early 20th century, WWII was going on. A town in South Carolina, there were two teenagers: Peter Callaghan and Helen Scott. Now Peter and Helen were idolized as the ‘it couple’, and they knew it, too. Peter was about eighteen or nineteen, and towered over the average guy. Every girl wanted him, but none of those girls could ever have him because he belonged to Helen. She was about seventeen and was as short as Peter was tall. Helen was also very slender, especially compared to Peter well-built frame. She looked like a pin up girl that soldiers took with them when they went to war. Neither of them was ready for what was about to come in the following week.
Earlier that week everyone heard about the draft, but Peter had no thought of it affecting his own life. A couple of day after hearing about the draft he got a letter from the United States Marine Corps stating:
“Dear Peter Callaghan,
The United States Marine Corps have
drafted you into the war.
Arrive at post 0600 tomorrow.”
After Peter read the telegraph, his boyish smile slowly faded from his face and ran his slender fingers through his sun-kissed hair, then made a deep sigh.
At that time, Helen walked up to him and was just about to ask him if he wanted to go to the Ice Cream Parlor. She saw that he looked distracted and very upset about something. In her mind, she was sure it had something to do with the telegraph in his hands. She walked up to him with caution.
“Hello Peter, what’s wrong?”
“It’s nothing Hel. But what has you over here so quickly?”
“I live right across the street Peter. There has to be something bugging you, you’re never this distracted. What is it Peter?” Helen asked more profoundly and more impatiently.
“Well Helen I don’t wanna scare you or make you worry about me…”
“PETER WHAT IS IT?!?” Helen interrupted.
“ I was just about to say, before you got all hyper on me. Now as I was saying, I’ve been drafted to...