He waited for her patiently like he had done so many days before, he let his mind stray to their first encounter an year ago, and the heated romantic relationship which had followed he recalled how he subsequently was in her company most of his time all else forgotten.
He had all but neglected his small circle of friends as he lived, slept and dreamed of Sharon, when he had her in his hands all else was forgotten, her presence made him forget the scars.
He could faintly recall the horror of a war that had started after the Aliens had suddenly appeared, humanoid looking beings who had immediately started a war intent on taking over the planet, the aliens on entry to the planet had launched a technological weapon which had affected all digital and satellite communication, it had also issued forth a electro-magnetic frequency pulse which had fried all the electronic circuits, and earth found itself in a vulnerable situation since land lines and ancient methods of communication had been abandoned many decades ago.
The leaders of the world had to rely on a different sort of communication, the telepathic psychic mode of communication which had started as a variant in the human population DNA, people born with abilities had become more prevalent and though the powers were still under investigation, expert claimed the abilities were a result of inter stellar alignment of planets which occurred in the early years of the millennial leading to a phenomena the called energia re-creata, which led to children born with psychic abilities, and enhanced brain capacities the phenomena had increased exponentially with every passing decade.
Its on these young people the government approached to help defeat the aliens, they were taught special fighting techniques, especially the sword technique and escape maneuvers, they formed a strike force which would infiltrate the enemy and with speed and tact take out the enemy, the success of the operation would lie in harnessing teleportation abilities and use of enhanced abilities.
He had been one of those chosen to be in the attack strike force, they had attacked the aliens and managed to wipe out the entire alien army, but the heart heals slowly and the psychological wounds they had suffered led some of them to suffer from all manner of mental problems.
He had been diagnosed with a mental complex, which made him involuntarily replay the episodes of the battle in his head, a kind of extreme post traumatic stress disorder which when the episodes came were very real and he had full impact of feelings; that is he could feel the pain, sounds and all the trauma of the battle field, a battery of doctors and numerous prescription medication failed to help him.
He was startled out of his day dream by the pretty Sharon,
"Hello switie" he replied giving her a full kiss on the lips,
"I missed you so much"
"I missed you more" she replied,
Then he escorted her home deliberately failing to recount the episode, rarely did he speak about the war and she knew enough how deeply scarred he was, she chose instead to totally avoid the topic and him being little inclined to share much on it, as they held hands on the walk towards home his episodes were slowly forgotten, at least for the moment