As he stepped out of the plane, he felt like his whole life had changed.
Santiago has been living a fugitive life for 20 years. He managed to move to a new place every couple of years. Then, he found a real secluded area and felt at home in it that he decided to stay there longer. He also felt confident that the local people will not recognize him and so he slowly mixed with them. He met Marinela in one of the village’s party. They fell in love and Marinela moved in with him. It was all going well.
But somehow Santiago wasn’t satisfied with his situation. He wanted to go back to his country. He was sure that they have forgotten what he did and can visit his parents. After all, they must miss him and they’re getting old. He also wanted to tell them about his life (well, some parts of it).
As he stepped out of the plane, he felt like his whole life had changed. The policemen were waiting for him at the tarmac. They read his name in the passenger’s list and they knew that it was time for him to pay his debt to society. So they arrested him right there and then. Shackled and handcuffed, Santiago cut a sad figure as he was escorted by four policemen to the station.