BY: Dan Phale*
Harris and Ruth had just been married at a wedding ceremony which was officiated by the most senior pastor of their church. Time was due for them to begin their new life as a husband and wife, as one flesh. They had been patiently waiting for this moment all the five years of courtship… And now they drove to their new home, a few kilometers away from their home community. Each contributed money they earned from their businesses and bought a plot of land where they constructed a very magnificent mansion. Harris and Ruth were a dairy farmer and a fashion designer respectively.
Their brand new Mercedes Benz was parked in the garage. Having alighted, Harris instructed the house servant to open the boot, collect everything from there and take them into the house. As the obedient housemaid was busy with that task, the just married partners walked abreast into their new descent home, straight to their bedroom. Every second which passed each one of them became impatiently overburdened with a strong want to taste the feeling of each other’s lips… Inside their matrimonial room, almost magnetically, each found oneself in the embrace of the other.
They sank into their bed, and lied on their sides, still holding and facing each other. In the first place, they zoomed in on what their wedding ceremony felt like. Suddenly there developed a silence as both felt entirely strange to be locked alone in the bedroom. Then they rolled such that Harris came atop. He started by kissing her cheeks, before planting more romantic kisses over her perfectly curved body, arousing her in the process. She responded quickly by giving herself to him… They uncontrollably rolled up and down, exchanging positions as they felt nothing but a romantic ecstasy. She wrapped her arms around his neck, holding his head in the right position so that their lips interlocked. Indeed this foreplay was their glorious moment.
After minutes of caressing and kisses, while enjoying such indescribable heat that radiated from each other and the gasps which escaped from their mouths, they took off their clothes. Ruth’s body began trembling with higher levels of sensation… This time, she put her arms around his back, as she arched her back off the mattress, pulling him tighter and harder against her own tender body, as they continued kissing. At the same time she also felt his heart pounding inside his chest cavity, and his erratic breathing against her face. Their naked bodies were even warmer and more magnetic to each other, as they were eager and ready to dispossess their virginity.
A knock on their door by the housemaid could not be heard as their ears only picked their moans of pleasure inside the bedroom. Finally they heard it as the servant banged the door louder. And, assuming she had come to give them supper, the newly wedded couple felt somehow disturbed as they opened their mouths concurrently, saying, “We’ll eat our supper later on…”
But the house servant interjected; she said, “N-no, it’s not about supper… Of course I’m almost done with cooking, but I’m to say that there are visitors outside the gate who say are in urgent need of the master. But, you have to be careful when you go to meet them because they sound not to have come in peace.”
Putting on boxer shorts, a T-shirt, and a pair of sandals, Harris hurried out to see what actually they had come at that evening hour. And as per the housemaid’s advice, before he opened the gate, he had to peek through the a security hole on the gate. His eyes caught sight of a group of masked men, each of whom armed with at least an assault rifle and other dangerous weapons… He returned, shouting, “Oh, m-my God, we’re under attack…! L-let’s escape out of here…!” But in a blink of an eye, the attackers broke through the gate and entered into the compound. Some of them pursued him, while others got inside the mansion.
The masked men were members of the fighters belonging to a certain terrorist group, and had been deployed to wage war apparently to destabilise the once peaceful country… Suffice to say that the amazing grace of the merciful God of was upon all the three occupants of the house as they managed to flee for their dear lives. Harris jumped out over the fence, whereas Ruth and the housemaid drove the Mercedes Benz out through the small gate in the backyard. As for Ruth, when the vehicle ran out of fuel, they simply dumped it on the road. However, it’s good that they were safe. The other problem, nonetheless, is that Harris and Ruth went quite different directions. And ten years down the line they have never heard from each other, as such they doubt if they shall meet again.
This is but one example of what war can bring about in human life… Significant public social amenities get destroyed. Families are displaced, and properties that were actually acquired through hard work are easily lost… Generally, life is excruciatingly unbearable. And in this particular story, it is such an extremely painful reality that although Harris and Ruth left the war-torn country, the war has not left their minds because their lives are in a very bad state. Their life expectations, goals and vision became abruptly shattered as they lost all their assets and/or capital… And, currently, wherever each of them is staying, he or she is more likely to be unable to make ends meet in order to meet the high cost of living.