During dinner, Sara told Blue about seeing Dr. Wilem and the job she'd taken at Fort Griffith as a Korean translator. Molly had even found a small house that was up for auction that she might be able to afford.
He told her more about his life before joining the army. She knew about the death of his mother when he was a teenager, but he also told her about the gang he joined and lived with after she died. Trouble followed him until he joined the army to avoid being arrested. Molly was right when she said his life hadn't been an easy one. It made her love the lonely, confused boy he'd once been as much as the man he was today.
The time went so fast that Sara didn't realize how long they'd been there. Dinner was over, but she didn't know where they would go from here.
He paid the check and walked her to his car. He leaned up against her and pressed her back against the door. The kiss he gave her was like the ones she remembered. They made her head spin and her eyes go cloudy.
"We'd better go, or I won't make it out of the parking lot," he said.
"Would that be so bad?"
"Oh, I remember you," he said.
By the time they got back to the apartment he shared with Hector, her hair was falling out of what seemed like hundreds of pins, and he had lipstick on his collar. They barely made it to his bedroom before clothes started flying everywhere. When they hit the bed, he stopped.
"I promise, this isn't my first time," she said.
He laughed, but then got serious. "Are you sure about this? About us?"
"I love you, Blue. At this moment, nothing would make me happier."
Blue made sure that being with him that night was even better than the first time they were together, and in the morning, she snuggled up against him wishing that their date would never end.
She felt like she'd come full circle. She'd come home.
There was a knock on the bedroom door. "Hey, Charlie, you going to the gym this morning?"
It was Hector.
"Damn it," Charlie whispered, "I'm not sure if I locked the door. We were in such a hurry last night."
Sara quickly scooted down under the covers just in time for Hector to open the door.
Sara smiled to herself. What mischief can I get into under here? She started dragging her fingers up higher and higher on the inside of Blue's leg.
"Uh, no, no, no, I don't think so, Hector."
She was having so much fun.
Hector started noticing clothes lying on the floor that obviously didn't belong to Charlie. "How was your date last night?" he asked.
What if I touch him right… here?
"Ummmm, fine… good… I mean great. "
"Okay," he said with a smile, "I'll see you later," but as he closed the door, from under the covers, he heard, "Bye, Hector."
He laughed and then heard Charlie say, "You are dangerous," followed by shrieks and giggles.
Hector was thrilled to see how happy Charlie was.
"What was so urgent that you needed to talk with me this early in the morning?" Jonas asked. Colonel Ryan had gotten him out of bed at two thirty and told him to meet him at "The Cave."
"There's been a development in South Korea," the colonel answered.
"Oh," Jonas said, "and it couldn't wait until a decent hour in the morning?"
"Jung-Su has escaped from the custody of the South Koreans and has headed back to the North."
After pausing for a few moments, Jonas asked, "Have you told Charlie?"
The colonel said, "No, Snake Doc, I thought I'd leave that to you."
"Thanks," Jonas said sarcastically.
I hope those of you who have read my story enjoyed it. I had so much fun writing it. As you can see, I left Charlie and Sara's story open for a sequel.
I appreciate the feedback that I've received. It's wonderful just knowing that others are actually reading something I wrote.
Thanks to the creators, writers, and actors of "The Unit" whose work on that show made writing a story like this one a breeze – a cool breeze.