The prelude to this short story begins at this post:
The taxi ride back to Hanau seemed to take forever. I glared at a digital meter mounted to the dashboard next to a driver who I was certain was not human. I knew I wasn’t even close to the military installation to which I had been recently assigned and the meter already read 30.00. Even if I could speak German and carry on a conversation with the driver, he didn’t seem open to casual conversation with an American soldier. I could care less. After living in their country for two years, I knew it was useless to try to befriend the natives of the land that America had in a sense taken after World War II. He seemed asleep at his job, yet he maneuvered through traffic jams with pure precision– a lot like Gillie had done inside of me the night before.
It was raining. One giant windshield wiper blade swooped back and forth on the tinted window of the BMW. I never saw that before– just one blade. In America, there were always two. What will they think of next?
The warmth from the car heater soothed me. I was terrified when I remembered that I would have to report to my first formation the next morning, yet I had not met anyone in my new unit. I didn’t have the energy for making new friends. I knew what was in store for me when I made it back to Fliegerhorst Kaserne– a few beers and chatter about where I’m from and if I had any kids and where I received my basic training. I would keep the introductory chatter to a minimum because I had so much to do and I was extremely exhausted.
My clothing still smelled of stale beer and cigarettes from the bar. Even though I took a shower before leaving the hotel, the smell of the Construction Five Disco and the sex I had with Gilly clung to me like a German made car to the Autobahn. My ass was on fire. I hoped that Gillie didn’t injure me when he showed me a trick in a chair. A slight burning sensation throbbed beneath me. I readjusted myself in the leather seat of the BMW taxi, put my head against a raindrop covered window and leaned my buttocks to the side, taking off some of the pressure…