Two years later...
"Da-ddy!! " Sigaw ng isang batang babae kay Jace habang pilit nitong isinisiksik ang kanyang maliit na katawan sa braso ng ama, she went beside her dad, kissed him on the cheeks and started jumping up and down the bed.
"Mm? Era, baby. Why did you wake up this early?" Kahit pipikit pikit ang mata ay pilit nyang iminumulat ito at tumingin sa maliit na alarm clock na nakapatong sa kanyang lamesa.
'It's just five in the morning…'
Kahit nakahiga ay liningon nito ang paligid ng kwarto at dumungaw sa labas ng bintana na katabi lang ng kanyang kama. Ang puting kurtina ay ihinangin ng malakas kaya natakpan nito nang bahagya ang gwapong mukha ng lalaki. He woke up to the sound of the waves.
Jace, My heart aches in sadness and secret tears flow while writing this letter. After I found out about my pregnancy, I was diagnosed with severe anemia. I was told to take a rest and drink my medicine, which I did. But unfortunately, it didn't work on me. If this letter was passed on to you, then I might be gone now. But that's okay, because I have prepared everything for Era, the things that our daughter would need as she grows up, specially her follow up check-ups and vaccines. Her documents are all prepared in case you would need it for processing her papers and also, I have left an album that records my pregnancy journey. Please have Era see it, I wanted her to know how much I took