‘I will come back, I promise, I have to, I need you all as you all need me, I will come back…..I will……..’
He whispered such and many other comforting words into the ears of his wife, his four year old boy and his dog.
The wife and the boy were reassured; they desperately wanted to believe his words.
But the dog was not fooled. It had sensed that it could be their last meeting.
The dog looked into the eyes of the soldier and read the lie that his eyes were unable to hide. But it then chose to be fooled; it did not want the mother and the child to grieve; at least not today.
A post for FFfAW on a photo prompt
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