Green Eyes

April 19, 2013
She rose from the chair and stood quietly before him. She looked into his eyes. They were green, soft and melancholy and sad. Today they were sad because of her. She lowered her head.

"You don't have to go," he said in a gruff, torn voice.

"I know," she replied, lifting her head again. There was a tear on his face; it looked green as the vibrance of his eyes showed through it.

"Then why did you...? You had a choice!" His words were high, panicky, his eyes were like green, ghastly fire. Suddenly his voice quieted, caught, broke. "Why did you choose to leave?"

She sighed, entranced by his eyes, which were now somber and sad, the green ashes of their previous fire settling and disappearing. "Because it's the right thing to do."

"For them, maybe! Not for us! You might never..." He broke down, falling to her feet and looking up at her, those emerald eyes pouring over with tears. She had never seen him like this, she strove to comfort him.

"If I don't..." her breath caught and her voice was ragged, "if I don't come back, at least I will have achieved..."

"Nothing!" he cried bitterly, green eyes flaring. "You will have achieved nothing! They have forced thousands of others to fight- and die - for them. Not you. No, not you. You had a choice! And what did you choose?"

"I chose to go. To protect my homeland. To save a life. To save many matter the cost." And at this she pulled him up. "Do you hear me? I will go and be brave and fight for my country, for my city, for my home." She paused and pulled him closer so she was staring into his distressed emerald eyes . "I will fight for you."

She let go of his wrists, letting his arms drop to his sides. She turned and strode away. Though her back was to him, as she walked toward her new life, she could still see his passionate, melancholy green eyes.

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EvetteT said...
Dec. 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm
  Very touching. 5 out 5.  Excellent work
nelehjr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm
I love all the details and how you really focused on his green eyes. I would like to know what they're talking about though...
IndigotheIntelligent said...
Jun. 1, 2013 at 7:05 pm
I love this... I love everything about it. You're definitely great at detail and description. You're quite an amazing writer. 
SummerIndigo replied...
Jun. 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm
Thank you! I'm really glad you like it. :)
Firelover said...
May 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm
i am naturally a scentimental person, but this really made me cry. this is a wonderful piece, i really liked it.  
SummerIndigo replied...
May 22, 2013 at 9:57 pm
Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it! :)
Cutey-Beauty said...
May 13, 2013 at 10:17 am
Surprising twist that is the female going to fight something instead of the that. And the repeated usage of "green eyes" very interesting. I can feel and relate to these characters very well even though I don't even know their names or their situation, what she's going to fight for. This is a gift you have. NICE JOB!
Indigo.Loves.Someone replied...
May 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Do you want to know a secret? I don't know their names either. I do know that she is going to be a soldier for their country, which forces many people to fight for it...but I don't know why. This was a spur-of-the-moment thing, but it turned out really well, so I decided to post it.
nelehjr This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm
I agree with Cutey_Beauty!
kiwiful said...
May 10, 2013 at 11:41 pm
This was really amazing! The choice of words and detailed description made it so real and genuine. I loved it! It was very sadly passionate and sweet! Like a bitter sweet moment in time!
Indigo.Loves.Someone replied...
May 11, 2013 at 11:31 am
Thank you! I'm really glad you liked it!
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