The glowing embers of the fire
light up His face, as He looks down upon her.
Kneeling naked and bound before Him,
He slowly strokes her hair,
gently caresses her cheek,
then grips her chin to hold her gaze.
Smiling into her eyes, He says:
"you'll be safe... soon enough, little one.
Wait a little longer. Time will make things right.
you need to have faith and hope."
He softly kisses her head, then motions with His hand.
Smiling back at Him, she curls up at His feet.
she closes her eyes and drifts off to sleep.
He smiles once again and watches over her.