The setting as you know it.
This story takes place on a colony world thousands of lightyears away from earth, caught in a proxy war between two interstellar empires.
Not that it matters to our heroes, for all they know the world is a flat expanse of jungle stretching forever.
You grew up in a village on the banks of a vast river winding through the rainforest. Living in a circular structure called a Shabono, similar to that of the Yanomamo Indians of Brazil and Venezuela
. In your tribe the men hunt while the women forage. Marriages are usually arranged by tribal elders and because holywood has not given you unrealistic assumptions about relationships, these matches usual works out just fine.
Women usually marry at 14, and men at 18. Our heroes have been happily married for about 2 years now, and are 16 and 20 respectively (see the picture in my last post for what we look like)
Recently war has come to the jungle. Sky people fly overhead in giant dragonflies that spit fire, and demons lurk in the depths of the jungle, eating men and raping women.
Other villages are getting caught up in this war, siding with either the demons or the sky people.
Last week a bunch of thugs came into your village and claimed it in the name of "The progressive peoples revolutionary front of social freedomocracyism". They raped and looted everything they could find, and used the village as a base from which to attack the sky people.
The sky people's wrath was quick and absolute. Sky warriors descended upon the village, killing the servants of the demons and burning what was left of the village to the ground. Felling the burning village, you and your husband escape into the jungle. Fighting for survival in a war beyond your comprehension.