The Paperback Edition…
After getting that hurtful, angry letter from Bobby, I immediately wrote him back. I could hardly see the words on the paper as I wrote. Tears were streaming down my face.
I could not bear the thought that he would no longer be a part of my life ever again. I could not lose him…not again.
He had not said much in his letter to me…only that he should never have trusted me, that I was a stupid child and he hoped I would grow up some day…and of course…everything said with so much anger.
In my letter, I begged Bobby to please read my letters again…how could he not know how much I loved him…how much I wanted to be with him for the rest of my life!
I told him that the only letter I had received from him was his first letter to me weeks ago…the one he had sent me after returning from his leave…and now this horrible one.
Why hadn’t he written to me? I asked… hadn’t he received my letters?
Please call me! I begged him. I didn’t even know if he could do this…but I begged anyway.
I told him I just couldn’t understand what was happening or why he was saying the things he was saying. It was like he was talking about another person…not me.
Please call me, I had said. Please write me…and…and then…
I gave the letter to my mother to mail.