"We didn't let this affect our daily life," Kizzar said.
The couple was in theater 9 this summer. They both walked away with minor gunshot injuries. Marcus was shot in his leg, Daybra in her abdomen.
An army reservist, Marcus said his training and a tour in Afghanistan prepared him for what happened July 20.
"The attacks on the convoys coming through, that was like an alarm clock for us," he said. "[During the shooting in the theater ] for some reason that canister went and it exploded, and I was already between the seats before the first shots had fired off."
The fact that anything like that happened in a movie theater full of fans is something Marcus can't reconcile. He can't understand.
"Being a soldier and stuff like that, this is things that you kind of expect to deal with," Kizzar said. "You don't expect it to happen here. You don't expect your loved ones to deal with that kind of stuff either. It bugs me because Daybra had to go through stuff like that."
Life now is school and army training. Marcus is studying to become a personal trainer and just re-enlisted in the reserves.
He's on his way to whatever normal will eventually feel like.
"I don't think we're good," Kizzar said when asked how he was doing. "I want to be on the way to good. I believe that I'm on the way to good."
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