Let us begin with the cliche, once upon a time, there was a group of men who decided one day they want to see the world, and serve their country. They decided to, can you guess, join the military! They saw all the glorious propaganda, and multiple posters and ads and decided that it sounded like it would be a good idea.
After joining, they went through the typical training; learning to fight, being taught how to lead, and the lovely acronyms. They thought they had life figured out for a while, but it was just the boys together. Where are the girls? Do they not flock to the military men like everyone says? Why are the boys still single? Time passed and they drew near to the time when the dreaded, but sometimes fun, deployment lurked around the corner. As it continued to approach, the boys decided they would relax some and enjoy time together at the local bar. Music blasted, and people danced.
The boys sat around drinking until a few lovely ladies decided to make the approach. Single Sally was the first to connect eyes with Military Max. Instant connection was formed before the words even began to flow over the drinks. They had known each other minimal time, but it had felt like they had been friends since birth. The night ended with smiles and digits were shared.
Over the next few weeks, Military Max continued to keep in touch with Single Sally regardless of how much he had to do to prepare for his deployment. Single Sally played hard to get until she realized just what he was about to be doing. He would be gone for several months serving in another country. He would have a potential lack of communication, and anything could happen. Single Sally began to realize the importance Military Max had become in her life. She quickly held him close as he continued preparation for the deployment. The day came. He waved goodbye as he left for deployment, and she waved and wept.
She knew he would write and call when he could, but until those days, she had to find her own joy. She hung out with the girls again and relived the night they met the boys and Single Sally connected with Military Max. Days passed and eventually her day was made! She received a hand-written letter. Later, she also got to finally speak with him again! It was as if no time had passed anymore. She had felt lonely while he was gone, but nothing had changed.
After a few months away, she gets notice that he will be returning home. In preparation, she watched many many homecomings while looking forward to the homecoming of Military Max.
He decided the military was no longer for him after he returned from the deployment. Little did she know that when he returned, he had a ring ready for her. He proposed, she said yes, of course, and now they are simply Max and Sally, no longer Military Max nor Single Sally.