Mystery Unraveled; a Honeymoon That Never Was Part 1!
Many would say getting married is one of the best parts of a substantial change where two people can look forward to finally living together. Although the rarest and unforgettable experience is being a newlywed. The first kiss as husband and wife will be a remarkable moment. Only the honeymoon is a pleasant and memorable experience that bonds two people as they begin the journey of a lifetime.
Newlyweds look forward to their honeymoon as it is now time for them to experience the highest level of affection and genuinely share a love that can grow deeper and deeper as time progresses on.
A couple, Patsy, and Henry set out to plan a honeymoon trip to Mauritius, which would be part of the best things they could ever experience in their life. This is something they both were preparing for a long time.
Henry is a sailor, and he has a passion for travel and exploring unknown places. His last voyage before he vanishes without a trace went down ahead to Mauritius to plan the best vacation location possible before he married the woman of his dreams. However, things did not happen depending on the plan.
Just imagine how it feels to have your loved one suddenly disappear without a trace, the relentless pull in your heart to know if they are okay. A symptom of depression is overtaking your life with an overwhelming urge to plan and plans to find your loved one. I can feel the pain and hopelessness that will always be over your head like a dark cloud and it’s hard to imagine your life without them.
This is the story of a young couple named Pasty and Henry. They wanted to get married. It was something they both looked forward to entertaining, and their dream honeymoon destination was Mauritius.
Just a year before their wedding, Henry sailed ahead to the beautiful island of Mauritius to prepare for their dream honeymoon trip to the island. However, until the present, Patsy is still waiting for and be with the love of her life, Henry.
Where could Henry be? No news or phone calls. The search for Henry by the government resulted in no information regarding his whereabouts or condition, and Patsy is profoundly depressed. Be the matter any end in sight to this mystery? Read on.
Five years have passed without Henry, and it has been excruciatingly painful and unacceptable to Pasty. Every day, she awakes to pray and seeks solace from close friends, families, and relatives, but it releases no news regarding the whereabouts of Henry. Pasty and Henry plan their marriage in their college days.
They both knew; nothing in this world could make them feel so complete, happy, and satisfied in achieving their objectives together as husband and wife.
For Patsy, the disappearing of Henry left her aching for rest and relief from her racing mind. It hurts to let go, so she waits for each new day to see or hear any news concerning his whereabouts. The agony and intolerability have been the result of each passing day since the day Henry failed to return.
The thought of Henry continually reminds her of the sweet memories they spent together, and especially during their college days. Pasty doesn’t know where to start, but the search for her husband has been a painful struggle, and especially now that, his son and only child John is old enough to start asking questions. She wishes she could hit the reset button and start over.
On that fateful day before Henry left for Mauritius, they made love, it was a magical moment, they created a baby boy, except now Pasty spends days crying, hoping and wishing to see him again.
The only thing Pasty does not want to think about is the possibility of never seeing Henry again. They began dating back in high school. According to many, they were meant for each other. They complimented each other in many ways and destine to get married to live a happy life together.
To this day, Henry's body is nowhere to be found, and self-destruction seems unlikely. Pasty waits, hoping the mystery is revealed in the disappearance of her loved one, as it aches her heart every day.
“It has been five years since she bid him goodbye with a hug, assuming he would return soon for their wedding.” This is perhaps the worst experience anyone sincerely in love can go through. They talked on the phone until Henry wished her Goodnight.
That was the final word Pasty heard from Henry. They wanted to settle down and have beautiful children together, but life can be ruthless and ruin a delightful dream that can blossom into a full flare of happiness and love.
There have been mind-boggling stories of mysterious disappearances, of planes, ships, sailors, and even divers with no search for their whereabouts. While they have found some kidnapped or killed, however, for Patsy, it has been years of agony and a story that has no end.
The government deployed its navy to look for the lost citizen everywhere possible, even in the raging waters of the Indian Ocean but still no trace. He did not drown in the vast waters of the Ocean. His boat was found docked along the Beach of Mauritius Island, and this finding has complicated the search for Henry.
This may sound more perplex than most fiction, and perhaps a complicated situation with no sensible approach. According to the authorities, families, friends, and relatives, Henry anchored safely on the coastline of Mauritius, but what remains a mystery is his whereabouts for over five years with no trace.
Records indicate that he checked into one of the hotels on the day of his arrival, but what happened after that? No one knows, when he woke up, is a big mystery. He loved sailing and fishing a lot. Being a sailor means to be on the go via far lands and islands. It is all about discovering new places.
While the search for a missing sailor continues, for Patsy, it is a wait and miserable situation. Patsy believes that Henry is still in the woods of Mauritius, or perhaps towards the south where he was stuck in a place with no network to enable him to communicate with the people back home.
It is hard to guess a sailor whereabouts because they love to do many things, like fishing. Discovery is a top priority, and just like the ones who sailed many centuries ago and came back with the news of new finds and artifacts.
Before Henry disappeared, he sired a baby boy, and Patsy named him John. Five years is a long time to be missing. John has reached the age of attending kindergarten. He’s asking his mother about his daddy.
Answering John is a difficult challenge for Pasty. Just trying to explain the whereabouts of a father to a boy of his age isn’t easy. Although, when children reach the age of five to ten, they are curious if the other parent not around.
Not knowing the location of Henry is something Patsy finds being difficult to cope with, and she sometimes gets furious about it. The only thing she tells John is that his father is on an interminable journey, and he will be back soon.
They organized a search with the help of the government. While some said he probably never sailed, others said he crossed over to Mauritius. Every day for a year, print and broadcast media ran the story and pictures of Henry. They even published the sufferings of the lonely wife waiting till him. The story about Henry went viral.
Henry being missing was the talk of the town. It was a tense year for both Henry and Patsy’s family members. The hope of ever finding Henry dwindled among many, including the government, but the search was closed after a year and a half past.
Pasty refuses to give up hope that Henry will return, and what makes it even more agonizing lies in the fact that no one knows whether Henry is alive or dead. Many relied on fasting and praying. Every day is rife with new thoughts and strife, with memories of their magnificent past together.
The world comprises various mysterious disappearances of planes and people. Some sailors have never returned home.
While we have presumed others dead, for Patsy it is still too early to call. Stories of aliens invading our planet have traditionally been heard of and even featured in movies. And while some have believed such stories, others have always turned a deaf ear.
These are things Patsy still just tries to think about so she will not get more confused. The wait seems more extended, and it is getting unbearable.
Questions keep hitting her hard, and she does not have answers to any of them. She breaks down every time someone inquires as she on her way to the market.
Countless are asking her about Henry. “Has he return home?” “Has they found him?” “What happened to Him?” These are a few among endless questions friends and relatives keep asking, and her hatred for such queries is increasing from time to time.
Will I see him again? What could he be doing? Why isn’t he calling me? Perhaps he felt like someone else on the Island or is someone hiding him from me? These are questions that Patsy keeps asking herself as she waits and hopes he’s okay.
She is too young to face all this, and the comfort she receives from friends and relatives is not enough to calm her.
Patsy graduated from college with a degree in Journalism while Henry was destined to be a lawyer as he has a degree in Law. They both planned their future, and the bliss that showed on their faces left everyone wishing them well. To this day, Patsy has not thought of looking for a job. Perhaps this sheer agony is causing her the pain of her life, and she doesn't want to mingle with anyone.
Will she ever let go of the waiting? Will, she comes to terms with the disappearance of Henry and perhaps consider marrying another man? Well, loving someone is not easy, but once you love, it is hard to let go even if you are going through so much agony that pricks so hard into the heart. Worse, it is hard to be engaged to someone else and still have love, and a child with a lost loved one.
Endless waiting is what defines how Pasty spends her day. With little to do and even much less to hope for, she is resigned to fate. All she hopes and prays for is that one day, God will answer her prayers.
There have been cases of lost and found. Some have been found after ten years of an agonizing wait, where others have dropped out of sight.
There have likewise been instances of plane disappearances with wreckage being found after fifty years. This keeps Patsy hoping and praying. To her, nothing is as good as patience, and she refuses to let go of her waiting spirit.
Today, while she waits, Patsy has resorted to reading inspirational books, and the Bible is her favorite. As a staunch Christian, she believes in miracles and patience.
Pasty and Henry waited to get married while attending college. Pasty is still hoping that God’s plan for her involves Henry.
Pasty visited many psychologists who have tried to convince her to abandon the wait, but she insists that Henry is alive somewhere and He will soon return home.
With all the technologies deployed by the government in the search for Henry turning no agreeable news, everyone left everything to fate.
Patsy’s parents are trying to convince her to marry one of the many suitors who are coming for her, but she declined all for the great love she had for Henry. She only wishes to see him alive.
For Patsy, if Henry is married to another woman, all she wants is to see him alive and wish him well. She says it is hard to assume that someone is dead while they could be lost, maybe kidnapped, or is not ready to go back home.
She asks if Henry is not ready to return home, why is he not calling to say so and set the ball rolling? Also, if he kidnapped, the kidnappers should have called or appeared to demand a ransom.
These are hard-hitting questions surrounding Pasty’s mind. What is even more startling the fact that Henry was confirmed to have sailed safely to Mauritius because they found his voyage boat docked on the coastline of the island?
I can't imagine Henry abruptly changing his mind against Patsy so fast. They had beautiful plans, and they both swore by the Heavens never to let each other down.
With a grounded life, a broken heart, and a dwindling spirit of patience, the wait for Henry is something Patsy says she will not stop doing.
A son to take care of, the thought of raising John together with Henry is something she treasures.
The memories of that fateful night they made love for the first time before Henry departed for the island are something she can’t forget.
With everyone giving up on the search for Henry, she can only rely on a miracle and her prayers that someday. Henry will appear and surprise everybody.
Well, while many have lost their loved ones through mysterious disappearances and even on the eve of the wedding, for Patsy, it is an unfamiliar story.
Getting lost is one thing but a promise to keep you amused to diminish the pain is something that will always transmit painful memories left behind.
This is what Patsy is facing. A life shredded by a hopeless wait of a loved one who was en route to prepare a vacation destination in a highland where stories of mysterious disappearances have not previously been heard of.
Henry was a hard-working student during his college days. With the future as bright as theirs and interwoven with the fate, all they hoped that was a life of joy and success.
This is a story of a young couple that was destined to get married and everyone supported them getting married. That Henry wanted to be a top government lawyer after graduating, but all vanished into a mystery, unfolded occasioned the involvement of the government in the search for Henry.
What happens to Henry? Will Pasty receive clues or ever learn Henry's whereabouts? Stay tuned as I share answers and other thrilling mysteries and secrets in Part 2 of Mystery Unraveled; A Honeymoon That Never Was.
Do you feel a mystery like written in this story could ever be solved?
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