For Friday Fictioneers 100-word challenge 8 november 2013
Photo Credit: Al Forbes
It was one of the buildings that survived the massive allied bombings.
As the Russians were preparing their final assault, Hans and Else decided to meet there to join her relatives planning to cross the border.
Hans went home, took off his army uniform, and put on civilian clothes.
As he made his way to the meeting place, he found the whole city in chaos.
At street corners, military checkpoints were posted to catch deserters.
In a quirk of fate, one of the guards recognized him. Hans was shot on the spot. As he lay dying, he whispered Else’s name.