Danny called me today from work. This is unusual. Usually I call him. sometimes lots of times. But he called ME today. And you know what he said?
"What are you doing?" he asked me.
I said, "Something. Why are you asking?" (I was wasting time playing a game on the laptop and thinking about finishing Tater's story.)
"Are you sitting down?" he said.
COMPLETELY oblivious to pending doom I snarked out, "Yes of course. You know I have this fainting thing?"
"I just picked up a short notice tasker. I have to report in about two weeks," he said, quite seriously.
"What?" That's when I dropped the phone and maybe I was shaking a little too.
"Wait what? Just say it! What does that mean? Are you..." I started to say.
"Yes, I'm deploying," he cut me off.
"Is this a joke? It's a terrible one!" my heart was racing, my thoughts too. And the room may have started spinning.