JOANABE (JOENABELL) POV
Leonel is about to say something, but I cover his mouth to keep him shut. I give him a sad look and say, "We should grab some food." I wipe my tears and unbuckles my seatbelt. Leonel doesn't want to let me go, but I protest. "Leonel, I know you want to know why, and there are a lot of things running in your mind, but let me tell you in advance, I am going to show you everything about me."
Leonel firmly nods and gets out of the car to open the door for me. I softly thank him for being a gentleman. I look up to see the name of this small and simple restaurant. It's le petit dejeuner resto (little breakfast resto). I chuckle softly because the restaurant fits its name. I guess we are having toast with butter and jam, not bad for a day.
"You okay with this?" Leonel asks, concern. I smile at him. He pinches my nose, and I groan. "You look like Rudolph, the red nose reindeer," He teases. Wow! He h
ALEXANDRA POVI am packing my things to leave the country for good. I can't sell the house because this is full of my daughter's memories and emotions. It's valuable. So, I am keeping the property until the rest of my life. I open my daughter's room for the last time. The bed she used to lie when she is sad and need some rest. It all comes back to me in the sense that I can't let her go. I grab her white pillow and cry with my memories of her. She leaves me without a notice, and I can't accept the fact. I regretted leaving her, my biggest regret. I mourn over my late daughter. "Hello?" I hear the voice of a young lady outside my house. I let go of the pillow and say, "Mama has to go, Joanabe." I wipe my tears away to hide from crying. I quickly take the stairs to open the door. *WHO IS MY GUEST AT THIS HOUR?*I open the door, and I see little Boucher visiting me with a handsome, tall young man beside her. "What are you doing here, Joenabell?" I asked the young girl, who looks tear
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVGASP!!!It's evening! I can see the places dark, but something intriguing for me to go out.I breathe anxiously. A coat wraps around my upper body, and I look around. I am in Leonel's car, but where is he? Where is he taking me? What happened earlier? Where is my mom? Did my mom leave already in the country?These questions keep popping out in my head. I open the door of the car to get out. The breeze greets my skin while my eyes see the sea. I think I am missing the vitamin sea, and it is soothing to me.I take off my slippers to walk in the sand, barefoot. I leave footsteps in the sand as I walk in peace. Leonel is smart, so I believe he will find me by my footprints."I see you are awake, Joenabell." I turn my back to see the person. It is none other than Leonel. A tear fall in my cheek. His eyes show concern. "Why
LEONEL POVWe arrive at our place. I can see Joenabell, no, Joanabe uncomfortable in her seat. She shivers while waiting patiently. I can't keep myself down too. I want to know more, no, everything about her.I unbuckle my seatbelt. I open the door and open hers too. She politely smiles as thanks indirectly to me. I turn my back, but a force pulls me to a hug. Joanabe hugs me tightly, but it is like I am squeezing in her arms."Joanabe..." I gently hug her back and caress her."Leonel, no..." She tells me in a weak voice.I wonder what's up with her. "Joenabell... you are squeezing me tighter. I can't breathe." I patted in her back softly and repeatedly. Until she realizes her actions and flusters. I smirk at her troubled face. She even looks prettier wearing that kind of face. I must be joking to myself.She removes her hands that are wrapp
CHERYL POV*I AM GETTING ANXIOUS ABOUT THIS.*I see Kane running with the keys in his hands. He looks frustrated. I chase after him, "Honey, what's wrong?" I pull his hand to make him look at me.He looks at me with blazing eyes. "What's happening?" I ask in a shaky tone."Joenabell won't open her door to me. I am getting impatient, Honey." He speaks to me while knocking at Joenabell's room. The knock is getting louder and faster, but I did not hear Joenabell responding inside. Kane bangs his hand on the door that makes me startle.I try to calm him down because his hand reddens. "Stay calm, Honey. Don't scare our child. She must be sleeping." I try to defend my daughter against his wrath because this is the first time I see Kane losing control."She could answer me when I tried to knock on her door properly," He points it out to me. I
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVLeonel drives me to the hospital.Without getting into the traffic jam, we arrive in the hospital in less than an hour.I unbuckle my seatbelt and open the door to get out of the car. He looks at me with a nervous face. I give him a weak smile to lessen the heavy atmosphere. It is time to face Kane, and I must be ready for his wrath."Should I go with you?" Leonel asks in worry. I shake my head at him because I do not want to put him into this mess. This is my problem. I should be the one who faces and fixes this."Be careful in your way," I tell him before closing the car door, but he grips in my wrist. "I want to stay with you." He says in a firm voice."I will be fine, Leonel. You can give me a call after everything is well," I hold his warm hand in my wrist by my other hand. His hand doesn't want to le
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVI shiver in nervousness as she looks at me weakly."Where am I? Is this a dream?" Her eyes roll in dizziness. She raises her other hand and notices the dextrose. I see Cheryl sighs in frustration. I think she is aware of where she is.*DID SHE HEAR ME OR NOT?*The things I said earlier make me confused if she hears me. I lick my lip to attempt to say a word, but Cheryl says, "Joenabell? Is that you? Is that you, my child? Her eyes shine in tears as she feels delighted to see me beside her, but her voice sounds sadness. It makes me feel so sorry for her."It's me, Mom. I am sorry...I am sorry," I whimper while bowing my head in guilt."Joena-Jeonabell, baby. Please, don't leave me," She cries with me, filling the silent room with our pain."It's scary, Joenabell. I hate to be on the brink of
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVThe tall green trees and stiff green grass looks the same back ten years ago. I get out of the car, and the wind surprises my skin of its coldness."So, you are ready?" Leonel asks in a gentle voice. I clench my hand in determination and nod at him. I blow air in my hands and rub it to make friction. It is to keep myself warm in this chilly place."Do you want to tag along?" I indirectly invite him to come with me. I extend my hand, and he takes off his red outer coat to place it to my shoulder. I reciprocate it with a big smile."How many coats did I give you to keep you warm for free?" He sounds sexy in a way that makes my heart leap. He keeps telling me cheesy lines, and it bothers me because he is acting as a boy stuck in his crush. I roll my eyes to him in annoyance.Leonel pulls me by my hand. I look at his eyes in shine with adorat
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVKane shows deep anger in his eyes. It makes me wary of him. I have a feeling that my soul gets out of my body as my temperature drops and my body stiffens in coldness, kneeling.Leonel rushes to my side and shakes me to snap out of it, but I am getting distressed."WHAT DID YOU SAY, JOENABELL?" He repeats his question, but this time he marches to me. I hold onto Leonel's broad chest for defense."WHAT ARE YOU DOING, LEONEL RELISH!" Kane says in a loud voice. His throat and cheeks redden as it burns from his anger. He clenches his jaw, showing his irritation.Leonel wraps his hand in my waist to keep me safe in his arms from Kane. I clench my hands in his chest while Kane stops in front of us.I shiver in fear while Leonel strokes my hair to calm me. "WHAT THE F*** DID YOU SAY, JOENABELL. I WANT TO HEAR IT AGAIN!" Kane kicks