“Ah Captain Yates, I was wondering when you’d be coming back.”
Charles returned the sergeants salute. “Yes sergeant, what can I do for you?”
“I have a letter and a telegram for you sir.”
“Well someone likes you, don’t they old chap.” Alex said, grabbing the letter from the sergeant. “Let’s see what they have to say!”
He ripped open the letter and began reading.
“Dear Charlie, how is the war? I have been thinking of you and longing for your touch…”
Charles grabbed the letter from Alex, Alex in return snatched the telegram from the sergeant.
“Well let’s see what the telegram says.”
“Dear Charles it is with sadness that I have to tell you that dear Alexa died last night. I believe she had written a letter informing you that she would be entering into hospital for treatment, but unfortunately this was not successful. Please get in touch when you can. Kate.
Oh god Charles, I’m sorry, if I’d known I wouldn’t of.”
“Give me the telegram Alex.” Charles cut him off.
Alex gave him the telegram.
“I’ll be in my quarters. I’ll see you at the briefing in the morning.”
The tears began as he walked away.