MissCarraway: Hey bro, I thought you military men weren’t allowed to use ICQ? What if the brass suspected you of divulging state secrets or something?
BlackRock245: Haha im on leave this week, remember? What time is it over there anyway? Shouldn’t you be in bed?
MissCarraway: Only about 7PM. Don’t worry about me.
BlackRock245: Caroline its been like six weeks since we heard a peep from u. Dad is freaking a bit out. Where are you? Brazil?
MissCarraway: Close. Buenos Aires.
BlackRock245: OK well just here on good old Skye. But going back to Inverness tomorrow.
MissCarraway: They going to send you off to war soon?
BlackRock245: Only the seasonal drills this year. Dont think there’s goin to be another dunkirk in 2001.
MissCarraway: Careful what you wish for. Granpa’s stories aren’t exactly fun.
BlackRock245: Sis, when are you going back to the states?
MissCarraway: Soon. A little more time.
BlackRock245: Deborah must be worried, too.
MissCarraway: Mom is okay. She emails a bit. She’s not on chat.
BlackRock245: She is. She chats with us sometimes.
MissCarraway: Dad talks to mom?!
BlackRock245: Course not. But Sheila does sometimes. Her and mom always got along. Crazy huh? But don tell dad they do it. Hell go bananas.
MissCarraway: I won’t. I don’t talk to dad, remember?
BlackRock245: He wants to talk to you u know. He wants to know if u are all right. He asks me all the time if i talk to u and what do i say? ‘yeah like every 6 months’ lol
MissCarraway: Tell him I’m OK. I’m coming home soon. I’ll email mom about it tomorrow. Just need to figure out which plane so I don’t end up in Timbuktu haha.
BlackRock245: Funny sis as always. What have u been up to? Wish I could travel as much as u. See the world!
MissCarraway: I only went away because I had to. You know that. But yeah, I saw all the touristy sites. Machu Picchu and such. You’ll hate it.
BlackRock245: I hate crowds alright. Glad u remember that 🙂 Still would be nice to go sometime
MissCarraway: Hey, don’t they send you on exotic overseas on missions?
BlackRock245: I don’t think theres goin to be anything ever, tbh. Well be chewin highland grass this year again. Was thinking about quitting actually, getting a wee job or somethin
MissCarraway: Now dad *will* go bananas!
BlackRock245: Not his call. Im here because I want to, but if nothing much happens I may change my mind. All that bollocks about the Falklands was a long time ago anyway. He doesnt talk about it anymore, btw, and i dont let him
MissCarraway: About the Falklands … I was thinking about going out there.
BlackRock245: What? Isnt it like a 1000 miles furhter south?
MissCarraway: Just kidding. I don’t even think you can fly there from Arg. Probably still pissed about the war.
BlackRock245: And u always yap about how I should stop letting dad
MissCarraway: I don’t!
BlackRock245: Ur the one wanting to go to the bloody falklands.
MissCarraway: It was just a thought. I am here, so why not? And
MissCarraway: Maybe it’ll make a difference to him, you know? Maybe he’ll stop being an ass if I came home and told him that I was actually there. That I wanted to see where it happened.
BlackRock245: Dads not goin to stop being dad. Or an ass.
MissCarraway: Haha. Good one.
BlackRock245: Look, are u goin to come home to bonnie ol Scotland? We miss u.
MissCarraway: I am pretty broke after this, but I think I will. Yes. That’s a promise.
BlackRock245: FInally. 🙂 🙂 Look, I got to go now. Sheila & dad just came back. Unless u want to say hello?
MissCarraway: Tell dad I will call him soon.
BlackRock245: I will. And Caroline
BlackRock245: Its been 7 years and dad’s been an ass. But we want u to come home safe ok? No matter if its US or
MissCarraway: You’d better log off now. And tell him I’m fine.
BlackRock245: I will. Take care.
MissCarraway: You too. I’m coming back to Scotland before they send you to Dunkirk, okay?
BlackRock245: Dont worry. I think there arent goin to be any more world wars.
MissCarraway: No, war is over.