I’m Coming Home
My family means a lot to me, and being away from them this long kill me heart. It’s been months since we’ve been apart, and now I’m coming home. I need to be home for my wife, for Johanna, and for my daughter, for Felicity. I don’t know how long I have been away, they say months, but to me, it feels like years. That is why; I’m on my horse, on the trail towards my home, to where I need to be.
I travel, across the planes of this great place, my horse trotting as we walk. I look around, only to find nothing but dead plants and animals scattered across the dirt planes, blocking my path. Vaulters are covering the skies above me, soaring with their wings spread out. Their cries come towards my ears, yelling into them. Mice are crawling across the sands, their trail just faint as they do so. Lizards are sticking their tongues out at me, as if they’re teasing me to not to carry on.
However, they do not scare me, nothing scares me. I shake off the thought of the taunting lizards, and continue to ride the sooty path of the desert, making my path as I head home. The clouds begin to darken, and I begin to gallop, my horse hooves are heard throughout the scenario. When the rain falls onto us, we quicken our pace and don’t stop, no matter how hard it pours on us.
We continue through the night, and by morning I’m on the horizon. This view from the cliff is outstanding; you can see every piece of nature that is here. The sun kisses the land, making shadows within the rocks in the area. I look up towards the sky, squinting at the sunlight. The sky is bright blue, which means that I have to get to my home before nightfall.
We race across the plains and towards the country side. The grass passes by me, making it all a blur in my vision. I spot a house in the middle of the fields, a girl running around the house after a cat. I’m home, I’m finally home.
The girls face turns towards mine as I walk up to the house, leaving the horse to gaze upon the grass. She smiles, “FATHER! MOTHER, FATHER HOME! FATHERS HOME!” She ran up to me, hugging me tight, “FATHER, I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!”
I laugh, scoping her into my arms. My Felicity, my sweet girl, she’s like her mother in so many ways. Strong, brave and unique, she’s my reason I love life so much. The door opens, revealing Johanna. She huffs, “Felicity, don’t you go making them remarks…” Her blue eyes met mine, as tears formed in her eyes. She ran up to me, hugging my tightly, “HENRY! I MISSED YOU SO MUCH!”
I laugh, hugging them both to me. I’m finally home, finally with the reasons I live once more.