The Ethiopian Bethlehem Abera, 26, Teacher and Translator, went to South Africa, the
place where the 2013 Big Africa Brother game competition would be held. Not only the game but also the journey was her first time. filled with enthusiasm and hope, the beautiful teacher reached the place where the game takes place. She met with a lot of men and women, her age, came from different part of Africa for the same purpose. Everything she looks and touch was interesting and could able to relax her spirit.
Among of the competitors, there was a blackish well-built young man. She couldn’t able to take away her big and beautiful eyes from him and wanted to know him and pass some time with him. Bety likes such an athletic type guy. He might be her dream and picture. Most of her country men are short and skinny. She wanted to go towards him and introduce herself. However, her Ethiopian custom and identity made her back. She wished to be born in some western part of Africa. Because they don’t have culture like the eastern Africans one. While she was thinking and mumbling, she saw a stretched huge black and strong hand to shake her hand. She shocked and stared at the man.
“Nice to meet you, I am Bolt from Seralion”, said the huge guy with a big smile. He was the person, she was thinking about.
“Nice to meet you too, ‘am Bethlehem, from Ethiopia”
The man seemed confused of catching her name, and said, “Pardon, would you tell me again your name please?”
Bety knew his confusion of catching her name before he told her and she said, “I know most of Ethiopians name are too hard to catch, especially for foreigners, however you can call me Betsy in short”
“oh, Betsy, nice name.”
“Thank you” she took her eyes away from Bolt and looked down.
They talked about their country’s culture, value, language, food, dressing style and the like. They seemed they know each other for a long time within a short period.
One day Bety and Bolt became living under the same roof. It was part of the game. However, love became building its cottage in the two hearts gradually. And one evening they got themselves on the same bed. There were some surveillance camera, ready to record each and every whisper of the competitors. Had Bety ever known there were hidden cameras? . . . God knows.
Bety saw her and her room-mate sex video and people’s comments on social web pages. Most of comments are filled with curse and bad wish. There were a few people who understood her and gave positive comment. However, she seemed not shocked and worried as she believed herself the intercourse was part of the game.
However, one thing made her worry, how could she looks at the eyes of the conservative people of her country?. . . Should she ask forgiving? . . . Whom does she ask forgiving? . . . Was she a sinner? . . . Did she commit sin that was strange? . . . Who can be Jesus for her at this critical time? . . . let some body throw the first stone who never committed any sin.