Mystery Unraveled; A Honeymoon that Never Was Part 1!
Many would say being a newlywed is one of the most unforgettable experience one can ever encounter and the honeymoon is a pleasing and memorable adventure that bond two people to begin the journey of a lifetime.
Newlyweds look forward to their honeymoon as it is the time for them to experience the highest level of affection and genuinely share a love that can grow deeper and deeper as time goes on.
The couple, Patsy, and Henry set out to plan a honeymoon trip to Mauritius which would be one of the best things they could ever experience in their life. This is something they both been planning for a long time.
Henry was a sailor, and he has a passion for travel and exploring new places. His last voyage before his grand wedding was to plan and prepare for his dream honeymoon destination.
Henry wants to plan before he married the woman of his dreams and as he travels, he enjoyed the natural beauty that felt so restorative and incredible. He desired to find the best tourist spots possible to visit for a honeymoon trip. However, things did not happen according to plan.
Just imagine how it feels to have your loved one to disappear suddenly notwithstanding all the arrangements and plans. I can feel the pain and hopelessness that will always be over a person's head like a dark cloud.
This is a story about a young couple who desired to get married, Henry and Patsy. Getting married is something they both looked forward to, and their dream honeymoon destination was Mauritius.
Just a year before their grand wedding, Henry decided to sail ahead to the beautiful island of Mauritius to plan for their dream honeymoon trip to the island. However, until the present, Patsy is still waiting to see 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. Is there 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 no news is released regarding the whereabouts of Henry. Pasty and Henry start planning 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 goals together.
For Patsy, life is nothing but lonely and endless moments of pain, but she still waits for each new day to see or hear any news concerning her loved one. The agony and intolerability have been the result of each passing day since the day Henry sailed forth to Mauritius.
The thought of Henry continually reminds her of the sweet memories they spent together and especially during their college days. Pasty didn’t know where to start, but the search for her husband has been a painful experience and especially now that, his son and only child John is old enough to start going to school. She wishes she could hit the reset button and start over.
On that fateful day when Henry left for Mauritius, they made love, it was a magical moment, now Pasty spends days crying, hoping and wishing to see him again.
The only thing she does not want to think is the possibility of never seeing Henry again. Henry and Patsy began dating back in college. According to many, they were meant for each other. They complemented each other in many ways and destine to get married and live a happy life together.
To this day, Henry body is nowhere to be found, and self-destruction seems unlikely. Pasty waits, hoping the mystery is unveiled 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 probably the worst experience anyone sincerely in love can go through. They talked on the phone until the time Henry wished her goodnight.
That was the last word Pasty heard from Henry. They wanted to settle down and have beautiful children together, but life can be ruthless and ruin a beautiful 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 trace of their whereabouts. While some have been found 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 search 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, friend, 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 had happened after that? No one knows and his whereabouts the following day, when he woke up, is a big mystery. He loved sailing and fishing a lot. Being a sailor means to be on the go too 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.
In Henry’s hometown, He sired a baby boy and Patsy named him John. Five years is a long time, and John has reached the age of attending kindergarten. He began asking his mom about the whereabouts of his dad.
Answering John is one of the most difficult things for Pasty to explain and especially to a boy of his age. At the age of five to ten, children tend to be curious and inquisitive if the other parent not around.
This is something Patsy finds challenging to cope with and sometimes get furious about. The only thing she tells John is that his father is on a long journey and will be back soon.
Sometimes all the questions force her to hide herself in agony as the wait is too agonizing, and she does not want her only child to see her panic.
The memories of Henry keep lingering in Patsy's mind, and the son they share together reminded her so much of Henry.
Patsy assumed that Henry would be away for a month or two. However, it is taking longer, and Patsy is beginning to worry.
He has not sent her an email, and the only phone call she received was on the fateful day Henry left. In the fifth month, Patsy, could not bear it anymore. There is no news about Henry. The story about Henry has gone viral.
A search was organized with the assistance of the government. While some declared 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 for him.
It was the talk of the town. It was a tense year for both the families of Henry’s and Patsy’s. Hopes of ever finding Henry dwindled among many, including the government and the search was closed after one and a half years.
The press interviewed Patsy, and each media house, broadcast, and print their own account, analysis, and approach of the story.
Pasty refuses to give up hope Henry will return, and what makes it even more agonizing is the fact that no one knows whether Henry is alive or not. Many relied on fasting and praying. Every day is rife with new thoughts and strife with memories of their beautiful past together.
The world consists of various mysterious disappearances of planes and people. Some sailors have never returned home.
While others have been presumed dead, for Patsy it is too early to call. Stories of aliens invading our planet have always been heard of and even featured in movies. And while some have chosen to believe such stories, others have always turned a deaf ear.
These are things Patsy still tries not 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 has no answers to any of them. She breaks down every time someone inquires as she on her way to the market.
Many are asking her about Henry. “Has he returned home?” “Has he been found?” “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 ever see him again? What could he be doing? Why isn't he calling me? Is he married to someone else in the Island or is someone hiding him from me? These are questions that Patsy keeps asking herself every time a concerned friend asks her.
She is too young to face all this, and the comfort she receives from friends and relatives is not enough to calm her. She is still hoping.
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 given up.
There have also been instances of plane disappearances with wreckage being found after fifty years.
This is what 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.
As 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 give up the wait, but she insists that Henry is alive somewhere and will soon return home.
With all the technologies deployed by the government in the search for Henry turning no good news, everyone left everything to fate.
Patsy's parents are trying to convince her to let go and marry one of the many suitors who is 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 or maybe kidnapped or is not ready to come back home.
She wonders if Henry is not prepared 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 appealed to demand a ransom.
These are hard hitting questions. What is even more startling the fact that Henry was confirmed to have sailed safely to Mauritius because his voyage boat was found docked on the coastline of the island.
It is hard to imagine Henry abruptly changing his mind against Patsy so fast. They had beautiful plans, and they both sworn 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.
With 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 is 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 a different story.
This story surrounds a young, enthusiastic couple many thoughts were a perfect match. It is a story that is hard to believe even if it is told a million times.
Getting lost is one thing and losing a promising mind and a productive citizen is something that will always leave scars of painful memories behind.
This is what Patsy is facing. A life shredded by a hopeless wait of a loved one who was en route to preparing a vacation destination in a highland where stories of mysterious disappearances have never 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 for was a life of joy and success.
This is the story of a young couple that was destine to get married and everyone supported them getting married. The involvement of the government in the search for Henry was occasioned by the fact that Henry was to become a top government lawyer after graduating, but all vanished into mystery unfolded.
What happens to Henry? Will Pasty receive clues or ever learn Henry 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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