Ker stands there in the hut, watching as Phong packs his belongings. His arms wrapped tightly around himself, and unwanted tears sting his eye. The days leading up to Phong leaving to went much too fast. Neither others sight for even a moment. They were always together. But, the horrible day has come where Phong must leave to America. Ker doesn’t want Phong to leave, of course, but Ker knows he must. America is a place for a better future for Phong. Phong doesn’t deserve to live in a horrible, war torn place. Phong zips up his backpack and places it over his shoulder. He stands up straight, and walks to Ker. He leans down to press a kiss to Ker’s lips. Ker closes his eyes as tears finally slip his eye. "Ready to go, Phong?" Ker forces himself to question. Phong nods reluctantly, and moves to take Ker’s hand in his own, giving it a soothing squeeze. He doesn’t want to go. He doesn’t want to leave his precious, darling Ker . But, he knows he has no other choice but to go. "Let’s go then," Ker says weakly, […]

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