He returned to base grinning like a fool and fiddling with an old pocket watch.
“Hey, where’d you get the fancy watch?” One of the other soldiers asked.
“So I’m in the city and I see this girl running from two creeps, right? I step in, and get her out of there, and one thing leads to another, and the next morning she runs for the train and forgets her watch.”
“You’re full of shit.”
“Nah, man. I’m going to find her after the war.”
“Whatever. You probably found it in a pawns shop.”
The watch exploded two days later.