From Now to Forever

Hearing a noise coming from her back door, Nora turned towards the door and saw her husband standing there in his dress blues. Her heart just about stopped in her chest and her hand went to her mouth. When she got over the shock she ran to him and threw her arms around his nick and hugged him tight, she pulled back so that she could kiss him and he returned her passionate kiss.

"Please tell me you're home for good." Looking into his gorgeous blue eyes, she begged him to say yes with hers.

"I'm sorry but I can't stay, they're only giving me a lil time to spend with you here and now." He reached down and took her by the hand and led her into the living room. "Dance with me." He took her in his arms and they started dancing to their favorite song. She laid her head on his shoulder and inhaled his scent and smiled for the first time in a long time. She missed this, being in his arms.

"I missed you so much baby." He said as he kissed the top of her head.

Smiling she kissed the side of his neck."I missed you too."

When the music came to an end Lt. Peterson looked into his wife's eyes and smiled."I love you so much Nora, you have always been and always will be the love of my life, for me there can be no one else."

Placing her hand on his cheek she smiled and looked into his eyes."I love you too; I will always love you." They both kissed again and she melted into him never wanting it to end.

Waking up at the sound of the door bell Nora got up off the couch where she fell asleep and stretched and then she went and opened the door. Standing on the other side where two soldiers in their dress blues with their covers tucked into their left arms and standing at attention."Sorry to disturb you miss, are you Mrs. Nora Peterson?"

Becoming nervous, Nora knew that there can only be one reason these soldiers where here, she placed her hand to her mouth, nodded and tried to hold back the scream that was building in her throat.

"Can we please sit Mrs. Peterson?"The soldier asked as he waved towards the couch.

Not able to talk she just nodded and started walking over to the couch on legs that felt like rubber. When she got there she sat down and waved to the two soldiers to also sit.

Sitting down one of the soldiers took a deep breath he reached over and took Nora's hand."I'm sorry to inform you that your husband, Lt. Dominic Peterson was killed in action yesterday while on patrol." This is one job in the military he hates."Is there someone you can call?"

Not able to control herself anymore she finally screamed and put her face into her hands and started crying. The soldier reached up with his free hand and put on her shoulder and lightly squeezed it.

Standing in the doorway of the kitchen Lt. Peterson watched as his wife was informed of his death and was heartbroken when she broke down and started crying."I will always love you Nora." Wiping a tear from his eye he turned and walked into the Light.