Before January 15th, 2011 06h00
Joe Jr. is a 27-year-old man, he is the pride and joy of his retired father.He lives with him in a small two-bedroom house and he works in a restaurant that his father owns.His father Joe Sr, was a true believer in family values just like his father Joe Sr Sr, he married a nice girl that his mother chose for him when he was 20 and he had 6 children. Joe Sr.’s restaurant is in the heart of the city, a very popular place mostly frequented by bankers. He is famous for his Tuna Sandwich that he secretly kept the recipe hidden.
Every morning Joe wakes up at 6 am, gets ready in 15 minutes, kisses his father and goes to work. In his way he stops by the corner’s coffee shop, drinks his espresso and heads to work. That was Joe’s daily routine. Joe respected his routine. He does not believe in change and he hates messing up with his habits.
January 15th, 2011 06h00
Joe woke up and he got ready to follow his routine, but today something is changed, Joe’s country is going through some hard times, the angry people who demand freedom pushed the country’s president to escape. Joe is not feeling stable. But something is telling him that today will be a special day, he is meeting with his girlfriend Jane today and she promised him a nice surprise. Joe met Jane 4 months ago when she came to his restaurant to buy Joe’s famous Tuna Sandwich, the second he laid his eyes on her he fell in love. She was a shy sweet girl, with long dark hair and big brown eyes, exactly what Joe likes. After serving her with an extra special sandwich, Joe asked Jane for her number, and they have been together for 4 months now.
Like his peers, Joe was always trying to get close with Jane, touching her hands, hugging her and even trying to kiss her, But Jane was a very shy girl, she always tell him to wait until marriage which often pissed Joe Off.
Joe counted the seconds, but the day was Awkward: people running everywhere, gun shots and screams, the air smelled funny, everything was bizarre. Joe asked the owner of the coffee shop next to his restaurant and apparently some armed militias are going crazy shooting and killing civilians. Joe was a little bit disturbed hearing that but he quickly convinced himself that this kind of stuff only happens to other people, people who practice politics.
Joe never understood politics, he thinks of it as a complicated fancy thing that rich college kids spend their time practicing. For him the most important thing was to work hard in order to collect enough money to marry his sweetheart Jane and start a family with her.
6 pm sharp Joe finished his work, closed his restaurant and went to his much anticipated rendez-vous with Jane. He had to take a different way to get to the garden where he used to meet with his sweetheart because the roads were blocked by some youngsters who claimed to protect their houses from the evil militias, but whatever, Joe doesn’t believe in this mumbo Jumbo, Joe is a lover not a fighter.
Joe Got to the meeting place and he found Jane waiting for him, she was glowing, beautiful, sensational.. The minutes went by and the two love birds forgot about everything else.. They have always been great together but today it was extra special.. Jane was very tender and extra caring..
At the end of their date Joe went for the kiss, like he always does, and he secretly knew that she was going to reject him as always, but no.. Jane didn’t put her hand on his mouth today, she close her eyes..
Joe couldn’t believe his eyes, Jane is willing to kiss him, He is finally getting what he worked for. He passes his fingers in her hair and slowly moves towards her.He tries to hide his stress but his shaking hand exposed him. He is almost there, he can feel Jane breathing, He is almost touching her lips..
BOOM BOOM BOOM .. what happened .. Joe fell down .. He was shot in the head .. His blood is all over Jane .. His brain is on the street .. Jane is screaming .. She went Crazy ..what happened !
One of the militias shot Joe in the head because he was in his way .. the first time Joe’s timing was bad..
Seconds after that, hundreds of people came to see the horrifying scene.. One of them screamed : HE IS A MARTYR.. HE DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY.. HE DIED FOR FREEDOM ..GOD BLESS THE MARTYR..GOD BLESS THE MARTYR..
God bless the martyr, he is going to heaven, and I mean Straight to heaven, He is on a highway to Heaven !
PS: Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is not coincidental, it is a direct translation of the twisted mind of the writer.