Miss Fatima's POV
Today is indeed a good day.
"It is nice to meet you again, Fatima," Sydney, my old classmate and friend, said while having shakehands with me.
"I feel the same," I replied.
"Maybe in other times, if we are not busy, we can hangout. I want to meet your husband and also Sarah."
"It is my pleasure to introduce you to them. Bye. Have a safe trip to Spain," I said.
She gave me a warm hug before leaving.
Yes. She is now going to Spain for a business trip. She said that she will stay there for almost three months.
Sydney is a very busy person, and also a successful businesswoman.
I remember when we are still studying in highschool, we are in the same class. Our subject teachers are mad at her for she does not pass the requirements on time.
Sydney is intelligent, but lazy. We became close when we became each other's partner during our activity in Science.
I told her that she will be our top 1 if she will be industrious and will pass all of the requirements on time.
She did what I said to her. And as I expected, she became the top of our class. Now, look at her. She is very successful.
I looked at my watch and I realized that it is already fifteen minutes past twelve.
I went to my car and drive to our house. Sarah and I have piano lesson today. I am so excited to teach her.
I know that Sarah is a fast-learner. I know that playing piano is not difficult for her not just because she is also intelligent, but because she already had the experience way back in her childhood.
At exactly 12:47 pm, I arrived the house. When enter, I saw Sarah sitting in the couch and watching television.
"What are you watching, Sarah?" I asked her as I sit beside her.
"Sherlock Holmes," she answered shortly.
"You like detective movies?" I asked.
"Uhm, not really."
"Then why are you watching that kind of show?"
"I have no choice. Other channels are all news while some are cartoons."
I nod at her answer.
"Did you already have you lunch?" I asked her while walking to the kitchen.
"Yes. Uhm, what time will we start practicing the piano?" She asked me while still landing her eyes on the television.
"After I eat my lunch. For now, just watch the television."
After that, I eat my lunch which is vegetable salad and an orange shake. While Sarah, keeps on watching on the television.
While eating, my phone rang. I open it to see who is the caller and I found out that the caller is Sandro.
"Hello, love. Why did you call?"
(I call to check you and Sarah. Are you doing well?)
"Oh yes, Sandro. We are fine."
(By the way, I thought you are going to meet Sydney?)
"Oh yes. I just came home from our meet-up."
"Don't you have a meeting?"
(It is twelve noon, Love. It is breaktime.)
"Ah. I forgot."
(Just call me if you need help okay?)
(Bye. I love you.)
"I love you too."
The call ended.
I am very lucky to have Sandro in my life. He us very sweet and thoughtful. There is no day that he did not call us even when he is at work. He calls to check us, if we are doing fine or there is a problem. He also checks if we already ate our food. I feel like I am the luckiest lady in the world.
I continue to eat my lunch. I need to train Sarag for the piano contest that Sandro said to us. Of course, we want to bring home the crown. We also want to prove to Rhea that she is wrong. We do not want Rhea to stomp on us. We want Rhea to realize that all of the harsh words that she catapulted to us are all false truth.
"So, first, show me anything you can do in piano," I said to Sarah as a start of our training.
She starts to hit the keys of the piano.
Wow. I admit that she is a good pianist. Although she has not played piano for a long time, like what she said, she still remember the notes and correct keys to use.
I am just listening to her and watching her finger to move freely above the piano.
"Wow! It is amazing!" I said as I clap my hands after she performed her piece.
"Oh, that is too much. I mean, what I have showed is only simple," she replied.
"No dear. That was amazing! Look, you have not played piano for so many years but you played a fantasic piano piece."
"But I still want to be better. I can't even master Antonio Vivaldi's Summer or Franz Liszt's La Campanella."
"Dear, you are only starting. If we train everyday, I am sure you can master those pieces. And, those songs you said are really hard to play. Patience is a virtue."
She smiled at me.
"You can do it okay? Now, try to do this song," I said as I lend her the music sheet.
"See! I told you that you can do it!" I exclaimed to her.
"Maybe I was just doubting myself so that I thought that I can not do this all. But you are right. Thank you for cheering me," Sarah said with a smile on her face.
"Just trust on us. We will help you. And you are a fast learner so you will find it easy to learn the pieces you said a while ago."
- - -
I am currently watching in the television when a very great news suddenly appear in its screen.
"The famous restaurant, Dela Cerna Restaurant, lead by Ms. Fatima Dela Cerna, was closed by the police because of the untidiness of its chef's area. One costumer found out that the said part of the restaurant was filled with different insects such as cockroaches. Police Department is now investigating about this issue."
I let my laugh come out after I heard this news.
"My plan worked properly."
I call Dwyane to come to my house and to celebrate our success.
After minutes of waiting, Dwyane finally arrived in my house, with a wine on his hand.
"Let's have a toast for our success!"
Miss Fatima's POV"Miss Fatima, am I doing well?" Sarah asked me."Yes. You are doing so good," I replied.Her fingers move so fast while playing the Bohemian Rhapsody in piano.While watching Sarah, my phone rings."Sarah?" I interrupt her."Yes?""I am going to answer this call. Just continue on playing."Her nod is a signal that I can leave and answer the phone call.I look at my phone to know who is the caller but the display is just a number."Hello? Who is this?"(Miss Fatima!)Wait! That voice sounds familiar!"Geneveive? Is that you?"Geneveive is my assistant. I feel nervous. She will not call me if there is no emergency in the restaurant.(Ma'am. Please go here in the restaurant. There is a very big
Miss Fatima's POVWe are still here in the restaurant, checking and analyzing the CCTV footage from the chef's area."Can you sat when is the time that the insects were discovered in the chef's area?" PO2 Lopez asked the old woman.The old woman thinks for some second before she answers the policeman's question."Maybe, before 12 noon. I am not sure."The police authorities started to look for the CCTV footage before 12 noon at this day. It took them only a few minutes to find the footage. They start at 11:30 am.We are just sitting still while facing the monitor and keeping our eyes landed on its screen.At the start of the footage, there is nothing suspicious in the chef's area. As usual, the chefs are cooking the orders of the costumers.We just watched the footage. After several minutes, there is still nothing to worry. The policemen
Sarah's POVI feel very frustrated when no one in Rhea's house opened the gate for me. I am here for more than 15 minutes, I kept ringing their doorbell, no one answered. I also shook their gate to get their attention but still, there is no response from the people inside."Excuse me," I get the notice of one of the homeowners in this subdivision."Yes? How may I help you?" he asked."Ahm, is the owner inside of her house? I want to talk to her. I kept ringing their bell but I get no response.""I don't think so. Ma'am Rhea just left her house not that much. Well, today, I only saw her left her house in time of the afternoon. I didn't notice her after that.""Thank you.""You're welcome. Just keep knocking or you may try to call her through phone." he said before he leave.Just like what he said, I continue on ringing their doorbell, and I did
Miss Fatima's POVI can't believe it. Sarah was able to face Rhea without even feeling sad or bereft.I know Sarah. She loved her mother more than her life and herself, so I was surprised at what she said."Sarah, I can't understand you," I said while holding her."Huh? What do you not understand on what I said? I became like her," Sarah replied to me."Sarah, what I'm saying is I don't understand why you have to be like her. Rhea is a kind of person who is arrogant, and she's stumping other people just to get on the top. And I don't want you to imitate her. We better talk about this matter inside the house. "Sarah and I entered the house. I asked her to sat down on the couch first and then went to the kitchen to get something to eat while we are talking. I feel like this is going to be a long and long conversation.While in the kitchen, I h
Sarah's POVMy head is in frustration!I can't understand Miss Fatima. Does she even know that I confront Rhea because I want to help her?"Argh! How difficult life could be?!" I said while massaging my temple.My head is now aching. Maybe because I am stressed, plus the argument that happened a while ago.In order to forget my problems, temporarily, I open my laptop so that I can open my social media accounts and have some chit - chat with my friends. I think it's been a week since I last open my facebook account.I am tapping my fingers in the cursor pad of the laptop while waiting for it to load the home screen."Argh! Why does it took so long?"I almost throw my gadget. Good thing that I manage my temper. If that happens, my father will surely be mad at me. He will say that I am wasting money by destroyi
Third Person's POV"Why? Do I have to?" Sarah said with a poker face.Her sentence is a strong proof to know that there is really something wrong between them.Sandro can now feel the tension between Sarah and Fatima. This is the first time that he sees her daughter like that.Sarah looks very furious. He can see the her daughter is really mad."Of course, you have to. You cannot just leave the house without permission. Don't you think there will be someone worried for you when you losesuddenly?" Fatima exclaimed.Even if Fatima knows that Sarah is angry at her, she still have the concern for Sarah. Fatima knows that Sarah is acting so rude towards her because of argument that happened earlier."I can go outside whenever I want! I am already 18! I have my own decisions for my self!" Sarah shouts at Fatima, saying that she has her own mind to
Third Person's POV"Are you crazy? I can't believe you!" Sandro exclaimed.Sandro was so confused about Sarah. Also, he can not believed that her daughter just said that kind of thing."What do you expect me to think? It feels like you do not trust me anymore!" Sarah shouted between her anger."Stop shouting at me! I am your father! You must learn how to respect me!" Sandro shouted back at her."That is it! You are my father. So you must be the one who will understand my situation. You must understand my reasons why I did that! But you don't!""Do you want to know why I don't trust you?" Sandro asked her daughter."Of course!""Because your reason is nonsense!"Both of them are in the agony over the situation. They are both blazing up. It seems like the two of them cannot understand each other since what they
Third Person's POVLike what they are usually doing at night, Fatima is doing the dishes, Sarah is cleaning the table, and Sandro is fixing the things that he needs for tomorrow's flight.Everyone is doing their own job and have their own world. Everyone is busy.After they finish what they are doing, all of them sit on their sofa. They are smiling at each other like nothing happens earlier. Their smile is a proof that the quarrel that happened is already finished, and that the anger in their heart has been removed."I have my business meeting in Beiyora tomorrow. I will leave early since the flight is at 6am," Sandro said.The smile on Sarah's face automatically fades. Fatima and Sandro can see the loneliness in Sarah's eyes."How long will you stay in Beiyora?" Sarah asked her father."Maybe for 2-3 days," he answered."That long?" Sarah asked aga