“Hindi kita puwedeng gawing kaibigan lang. I want you as my wife.”
Dominique’s father believed it was his duty to find her a husband because she couldn’t do it on her own. All her life, she lived in seclusion. At dahil hindi niya kailanman sinuway ang kanyang ama, napilitan siyang sumang-ayon nang sabihin nitong pakasalan niya ang lalaking napili nito.
The man was Rodrigo Ambrosia—a millionaire, a rock star, dashing and smooth, isang lalaking kailanman ay hindi mahuhulog ang loob sa kanya. Paano mangyayari iyon gayong hindi nagsisinungaling ang salamin tuwing titingin siya roon at makikita ang kanyang hitsura?
Dominique had no illusions about her looks or about the way their marriage would go. And she told Rodrigo that. She made sure he knew she was okay with him still seeing other women.
Pero hanggang kailan niya makakayang lokohin ang sarili na bale-wala iyon sa kanya? Na kailanman ay hindi siya maaapektuhan?
Oscario “Karoy” Regencio
“Kung nalaman ko lang dati na ngayon na lang kita mayayakap uli at sa harap pa ng maraming tao, sana ginawa ko na nang paulit-ulit noon pa, noong tayong dalawa lang.”
Charis had an on-and-off relationship with Karoy—the man who never even became her exclusive boyfriend. He was gorgeous, he was rich, he was funny; his personality was dazzling and he was good in bed.
Labas-masok si Karoy sa buhay niya sa loob ng ilang taon at hinayaan lang niya dahil mahal niya ito. Tuwing maghahanap siya ng mas malalim na relasyon, mawawala ito at muling babalik tuwing gusto na niyang baguhin ang takbo ng buhay niya o kapag may dumarating na ibang lalaki sa kanyang buhay. At kapag umaasa na naman siyang lalalim ang kung ano mang mayroon sila, mawawala na naman si Karoy. It was a cycle that she grew tired of. She decided to stay far away from him.
Habang papalapit ang araw ng kanyang pag-alis, parang ayaw na ni Charis na matuloy iyon. Pero bakit hindi niya itutuloy gayong wala namang ginagawa si Karoy ni isang hakbang para pigilan siya?