Early in the morning, one of Gonzalo's servants knock on their bedroom door. There was a delivery dropped off at the gate addressed to Gonzalo's name. It was a sealed long wooden box, only larger than a coffin by one or two inches. Nobody touched it yet, because they were all waiting for the two bosses to come down.
A putrid smell is coming out from the box, and all of them are too familiar in such smell. The moment Gonzalo and Patricia came down to the living room, they immediately gave the order to open the wooden box. And, no matter how strong their stomachs are, seeing what was the content of the box rattled them.
"Oh, God! That's Benson." One of their men exclaimed.
"I'm going to skin those bastard alive!" Another one yelled out of anger.
"Calm down, boys. This is a good thing. He is running on blind rage, and his tripping. A rabid animal is easier to hunt because they don't have strategy anymore. They are working on rage."
"Does that mea
After Anthony's vacation in the Philippines, he decided to finally come back to New York. But his not coming home alone. During his month long vacation at the land of the orient pearl, he met a wonderful Filipina. Everything happened so fast, but when Anthony the beautiful teacher from Quezon City, he immediately felt something for her.Nobody knew he was coming home, let alone that he is with someone. So when he arrived at the Valenzuela estate, everyone was surprised. No one is more surprised that his daughter. More so, when Patricia saw the woman that her father is holding hands with."Daddy? Oh my God! I missed you!" Patricia almost to hug her father."Oh, honey. I missed you so much." Anthony happily hug Patricia back."Uhm, who are you?" Patricia's confused stare turn to the woman beside her dad."Sweaty, this is Marla. And this is probably going to be the most awkward thing I'd say to you, but she's my girlfriend.""Hi, Patty." Marla
After Deborah and Gilbert learned about the scheduled arrival of Felix Zaragoza, they run away as fast as they could. For they know that if Felix sees them at the mansion, they are all as good as dead. Luckily for them, they had some time left before Felix arrived. But, the downside of what happened gave their men reason to doubt their strength. All of them scattered and left."I can't believe this is happening! We are just at the beginning of our revenge! Hell, we haven't even started!" Deborah screamed out of so much anger immediately after she come out of their car.It's like they came full circle. Back from where they started. Back when it's only the two of them, no henchmen, no spies. Only their wits, their guts, their visions, and their resolve. For decades, they did everything they could to hide their true intentions. Making sure that they cover their every move."Deborah, calm down. We will look for another way. We always look for another way." Gilbert c
These past few days have been normal for everyone at the Valenzuela estate. Aside from Felix's continued search for Deborah and the people who helped her murdered his father. Gonzalo and and Patricia became close again after Gonzalo finally forgave her for her stubbornness. But there's something that is constantly causing awkwardness among all of them"Patricia, good morning. How's your sleep last night?" It's time for breakfast, and everyone is present at the dining table. And Felix's tone made everyone look at him, then to Patricia."Uhm, yeah. I slept good."Anthony is the most curious of them all. How couln't he? He's gone for a few months only to arrive back home with another man, who's obviously flirty with his daughter. But, that's not what piqued his attention, it's the willingness of Gonzalo to step aside as he does so. It's obvious that Gonzalo is not happy about what Felix is doing, but he's holding himself well."Gonzalo, I noticed that you gr
-Flashback-Gilbert Just got home from a business dealing with his boss, some of their best men. Violence was not part of the plan. However, there unforeseen events that occurred, and one sassy response led to insults, until the first shot was fired. Bloodshed was indeed unavoidable."Oh, my God! Are you okay?""It's not my blood. I'm fine, babe.""Thank God."Deborah hugged Gilbert after ensuring that he wasn't hurt. The moment that her heartbeat turned to normal, she remembered her surprised. The memory of Gilbert's look when he said having a child is his greatest dream is still fresh in his mind."What are you doing?" Gilbert asked in confusion while watching her rummage through her back."Here,""What is—you're—is this—"Deborah smiled widely after seeing his reaction. Gilbert was bewildered as he stare at the pregnancy test. His reaction was a mix of shock and utter happiness. He even needed to fin
The Maxford estate is one of the oldest property in Jericho. Parts of it has been renovated multiple times, but the family maintained the original style and design of the entire property. And, the most beautiful part of the Maxford estate is the well garden. A three hundred-year-old well, crafted by the best mason, and blacksmith in town, long before it was called Jericho.Now that the truth has come out, Franklin is hell bent on finding what really happened to his wife. He wants to know what happened to their child. If it was born, or of it died. For twenty-five years, he thought that his wife died of child birth. That the baby brought to them was the reason why his beloved wife died. Franklin tried to love her, to see her as her child. But, everytime he looks at Angela, all he could see was his wife not being with him. Not only that, whenever he lay on his bed at night, he would think about Angela. Asking himself, is the death of his wife the only why he can't love her?
-Flashback-What does being a father means? Is it providing everything that your family needs? Or maybe giving them a home that can call their own? Perhaps, loving them is enough? But, is it right that a father was a son first? With a mother who loved him more than anyone in this world? A woman who taught him how to be a man with dignity, compassion, and love?What would a man do if he was placed in a situation where he needs to choose? The family that he didn't want, or th mother who alway loved, and cared for him? What was the choice for him?With breathes so deep and heavy, that it could almost be heard outside the house, Gonzalo sat on the floor. His hands were shaking, and his body was covered in sweat. It's like he just woke up from an endless nightmare. Because, the moment that he saw his wife, and child, his reaction turned to utter shock."What have I done?" His eyes was dancing, more like drowning in fear, confusion, and grief. And, when the tel
New Mexico became Levi's new home. While keeping his true identity hidden, he's enjoying his brand new life. Working at a meat factory, he also maintained his relationship with the child he helped. They always meet every night in front of the kid's house. They would eat snacks, and exchange stories.Even the kid's parents met Levi, and loved him immediately. He felt like having his parents back. Feeling the love of a mother, and a father, who would give advice about life. Being born as a privileged kid made him blind to the struggles of people born in the lower class of society. It made him think that life is always easy, and that everyone always has a choice."Carl, come on, shift's done. Time for some booze."Carl is the name that Levi chose to be his new name. It's far different than his true name, and he even grew his beard to change his appearance. It's not that he's afraid of getting caught. He just enjoys his life so much that he doesn't want it to end. T
Life is a one big maze. Every turn we take lead us to another path. Patricia's life is the definition of one big maze. From the moment that she was conceived in the womb, there has been so much complication in her life. Even the way that her lineage started was complicated.Her real name is Patricia Zaragoza Maxford. The only daughter of an heir, and heiress of two powerful underground organization. The first born of the most powerful family in Jericho, California, Franklin Maxford. And, the heiress of the biggest mob group in Spain, Violet Zaragoza. After Violet's father died, she was forced to find a suitable husband to strengthen their organization.But, something happened that made things complicated. No one has any idea how it started or why, even the who. The once one happy, and powerful family got separated. It's like a classic fairy tale story. The king, and queen lost their one and only princess. The kingdom fell into a dark era, and lost their only hope.