You have this little outside place by your cafeteria. You look out the window, and there’s about 7 people saluting at nothing. No flag, no one. The next day, the same thing happens. You walk outside, people are staring at them and you for being so brave. You see a boy with a speaker, he’s playing the National Anthem of the USSR. You join them, and the song ends. Next is Rasputin, and the leader with the speaker gives everybody a red tictac. Then the vice principal comes out, asking y’all what you’re saluting to.
“You’re distracting the classes,” he says.
You leave. As watch the others go back inside, you realize that life isn’t the things you’ve saluted in your life, its the comrades you made along the way.
(To anyone wondering, this did actually happen to me)