Aurora and Luna were sitting quietly on the couch one afternoon.
“Mom?” Luna said, breaking the silence.
“Yes?” Aurora replied.
“I wanna be a brave Scout Ranger,” Luna told her mom.
Aurora stopped reading the book she was holding. She looked at Luna and saw herself in her daughter’s eyes; there was a voracious fire. She let out a shakey breath, almost chuckling and maybe feeling proud. She smiled.
“Someday, Luna… One day…”
Luna smiled and continued reading her own book, while Aurora got something from her pocket; something she always bring around… The Scout Ranger badge a Captain, she was supposed to serve, gave her.
“Luna,” she said.
“If it’s what you truly feel, don’t let anyone or anything stop you.”
“I won’t mom.”
With that Aurora took a deep breath, closed her eyes and memories from her past played all over again in her head; a supposed Scout Ranger has now become one of the best general surgeon in the country but nothing more. . .
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