In Mid flight later that day
Danny surveyed his surroundings on the plane. Other than a few children who boisterously made their presence known, the flight was fairly silent. Danny had long ago become so accustomed to flying that he generally found a flight intolerably boring, especially after he had just flown home. He had no idea what General Abernathy had in store for him, but it had to be important for Danny to be called away so suddenly. Tearful goodbyes and long flights with only his thoughts for company were a part of his life for the last 28 years. They were a part of his family’s life since World War II. Danny could not remember the first time a Goodwin had been called to war, he was not born until 14 years after his father had come home, but he remembered the second time.