The Purple Sky, Part III

June 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

A civil war had started and Hien’s unit was to be deployed to the battle’s front lines. While his comrades were busy packing up their belongings, the only thing on his mind was her. He wanted to see her one last time. He wanted to confess to her his feelings.

Hien went to the lavender field but she was not there. The young soldier could have gone to the village to seek her whereabouts, but he hesitated. What if she does not love him? Even if she accepts his love, it would be too cruel to make her wait for his return.

Hien’s unit moved out of their post that afternoon. The sun was setting and the clouds were gathering. The lavender fields and their audacious colors dominated the environment, creating a giant glow that reached the broadened sky.

“It’s a purple sky!” exclaimed one of the soldiers on the departing bus.


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