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Contemporary
His Road Home
By Suzie Housley
Dec 2, 2014 - 7:16:29 PM

In Afghanistan, Special Forces Medic Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Cruz finds himself in an uncomfortable situation when an Afghan Warlord offers him his daughter as thanks for medical care he had provided.  He knows if he were to refuse the man, it could insult him enough to cause him to take out his anger on him.  He thinks quickly and tells him that he has a fiancée at home.  The man insists that he see a picture of the woman who has captured his heart.


With the help of the internet and a color printer, Rey goes in search of the perfect make believe “fiancée”.  When none of his Facebook friend’s pictures will do, he goes back to his high school days and remembers one shy girl, Grace Kim.  He manages to locate Grace’s picture at where she works.  With a bit of cut and pasting, he has the perfect engagement photo.

When Grace Kim receives a call from her family demanding to know why she hid an engagement she is puzzled at what they are referring to.  Then a call from her boss offering her  plane tickets to be with her fiancée further complicates things.  When Grace starts to piece the confusing facts together, she finds that a wounded solider had her picture with him when he was injured.  The story made media news and everyone is talking about how the brave young soldier deserves to have his fiancée by his side as he recovers.

Grace knows she has to make the trip to Walter Reed to hear why Rey fabricated the lie of their engagement.  When she enters into Walter Reed Hospital it brings into perspective those that had made the ultimate sacrifice to defend their country.  When she enters Rey’s room, she finds that half his bed is empty, for he has lost both of his legs.  In addition, he is suffering from a brain injury that has scrambled his speech.  Although he understands everything that is being said to him, he is unable to speak the words that are locked away in his mind.



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