We were just quiet inside the car while I was looking out of the windshield and nervous as I was next to her. Many questions were running through my mind, but I chose to just keep my mouth shut because she didn’t seem to be in the mood. Until we stopped in front of a large mansion that looked like a beautiful palace. I got out of the car as I looked up and watched it.
“What are you doing there? Let's go inside.” She said so, I immediately followed her. When we went inside, we were immediately greeted by every person we met there. Chinese is the language they use while she walks straight.
“Where are we and what are they saying?” I whispered to her, and then she looked at me sharply, so I just closed my mouth again. I just followed behind her wherever she went. Furthermore, I don’t know whether this is a palace or a museum? There are many antics around us and there are roman paintings on the ceiling.
“Lory.” We both stopped when someone called her name. A woman in her forties approached her with one eyebrow raised. “Where are you from, and why are you just now? Do you know how much you humiliated us with Gil's parents?” She added as she looked sharply at her.
“How many times do I have to tell you that I don't want to marry Gil? I don't love him, and he's not the one I want to marry, Mom.” She replied, and I was surprised to realize that the woman in front of us now was her mother. But I was even more surprised when she suddenly slapped Lory hard in the face.
“Profanity! There is no other man who will suit you but Gil, so whether you don't want to or not, the two of you will still be married and as long as you two don't get married you won't be able to get out of your room.” Her mother shouted, and she called two men to hold Lory by the arm and lock her in her room. But even before they could take her away from me, she immediately approached me and held my hand tightly.
“I can't marry Gil because I'm already married to him.” She said that her mother was shocked that she almost faint into shock, but she was immediately caught by her assistants in the back. “We're legally married and if you don't believe me, I have proof that we're both married.” She added at the same time she showed them all our marriage contract. Her mother immediately stood up and took the paper in her hand. Therefore, she became even more angry with Lory and me. She watched me closely from head to toe as she stared at me sharply.
“It's not true. Who is this man and how much did you pay him to fool me like this, Lory?” Her mother's angry response to her.
“You can find out whether I'm really telling the truth or not. I know you have a lot of Dad's assets, so ask them if the marriage contract I'm holding now is fake or true.” She replied, and her mother held his forehead. A maid approached her immediately and handed her a glass of water and gently sat her on the sofa. Lory turned to me and took my hand again. We were about to sit on the sofa, but her mother stopped us again.
“Who told you to sit here?” She said as she looked at me, but I just turned my head. “Lory, do you know how much of a shame you did? The moment your father finds out he will only get even angrier with you and by chance he might even kill this man.” She added. My eyes widened in shock when I heard from her mother that her father could kill me, so I looked at Lory and let go of her hand. But again Lory held my hand tightly, and she faced her mother bravely.
“What you think will not happen because I will protect him, no matter what happens. You have to kill me first if you want to hurt him.” She courageously responded to her mother, which impressed me. It’s no joke what she’s going through right now, and I also can’t say that she’s doing it right. But I could feel how desperate she was to be free of her parents, and I could feel that at any moment tears would fall in her eyes. So, I tightened the grip on her hand, so she could feel that she was not alone.
Until we heard a loud bang from the door and I saw a man with a black aura walking towards us now. We could only follow his gaze when he suddenly punched me hard in the face, so I immediately fell down and felt dizzy.
“Dad!” Lory shouted as she restrained him. It was only then that I realized that he was Lory's father and I could feel the force of his blow to me how angry he was.
“Dad, that's enough!” Lory added while begging and crying in front of her parents.
“Take Lory to her room and get that man out of my house!” Her father ordered, so they immediately separated Lory from me and took her into her room. While his father was looking sharply at me, and after a while, they forced me out of there.
“No, Lory! Lory!” I repeatedly shouted across the gate as the rain slowly poured down. I didn’t leave there until nightfall. Furthermore, I was still standing there while I was soaking wet in the rain. I bowed my head and stared at Lory's necklace in my palm.
I didn't know that you were going through such a difficult time. But don’t worry because you’re not alone anymore. I promise to protect you, and I will keep what we both agreed to. I won't give up, Lory, and please don't give up either because it's all just beginning. I'll get you out of your cage as long as you just trust me.
When the morning came, I did not realize that I had slept outside. I just woke up when two men suddenly approached me. They grabbed me by my both arms and put me inside again.
“What do you need from me? Let me go!” I screamed over and over as I struggled. They took me to an abandoned room and I saw a man standing there as he turned around and put his hands in his pockets.
They only let me go when I got inside, and then they immediately closed the door and left the two of us inside. He slowly turned to me and I realized that it was Lory's father.
“Tell me your name and where you live and how you met my daughter?” He inquired as I looked up at him. I didn't respond immediately, and thought about what Lory and I had talked about before. Since I don’t remember anything, she gave me a name and I memorized my fake personal information so that they wouldn’t suspect me.
“My name is Markus Tan. I met Lory when …” I couldn't continue what I was about to say when he suddenly approached me.
“Do you love my daughter?” He asked that I was shocked at him, so I didn’t answer him right away. “Are you deaf? Do you love her or not?” He added that he frowned and clenched his two fists. I was suddenly nervous and was swallowed up deeply by fear. I bowed my head and slowly opened my mouth.
“Yes, I-I love Lory.” I replied while my voice was still shaking.
“Then can you die for her?” He said so I quickly looked up at him. “Are you willing to sacrifice your own life for the sake of your love for her? You probably know that she is already engaged to someone else and their marriage is set. So, no one can stop them, even you. If I have to lay down a life just for my daughter's future, so I won't hesitate to kill you.” He said at once he pulled out a gun and pointed it at me. My eyes widened in shock, and I was suddenly sweating from coldness. I felt my whole body numb with fear, and I didn’t know what to do in those moments. I just heard a loud gunshot and fell to the floor, then I lost consciousness.
“No!” Lory shouted. The last thing I remember before my vision went dark. When I regained consciousness, I found myself in an old room. I slowly got up, but suddenly, I felt a pain from my right arm. I noticed it was bandaged with my blood on it. Suddenly, everything that happened before I lost consciousness came back to me. I remember Lory's father threatening me, pointing a gun at me, and then he unceremoniously shot me. If Lory hadn't come, he might have killed me completely. If she had not stopped her father, the bullet might not have hit my arm but my head, and if that had happened I would not be in this room but in the cemetery.The events are still fresh for me. I still feel the nervousness and fear from my chest. I feel like I'm a dead person who just came back to life. But I won't let that happen to me again. I cannot allow myself to die at their hands without knowing who I really am. That's why I immediately looked around my entire surroundings. I studied everything I could
“Where do you live and what family do you come from?” Lory's father asked me as they sat on the sofa and I knelt in front of them with both arms raised. I slowly looked up at Lory because I didn't know what to answer to her father because I didn't remember anything about my real identity, so she turned to her father.“Actually, dad, we both met in another country. In which country did we first meet? It was almost a long time ago because I can hardly remember.” She said with a forced smile on her lips even though the truth is that we are both nervous and afraid of her parents, especially to her father who is looking at me intently.“I think you're covering him up because he doesn't come from an elegant family, maybe he's just the son of a street vendor or cheap food around here or perhaps your father is a farmer? Don't you have your own land, mansion or big businesses?” her mother asked me, so I turned my gaze to her and I turn to Lory again with a trace of fear on my face because I di
“I am indeed your legal husband, and you are my wife.” He said that I was completely shocked because then my hand went up on purpose, and then I slapped him which surprised him, and I was also shock by what I did to him.Why did I do that to him? Why did I suddenly slap him when there was nothing wrong with what he said? It's true that we are a couple and I'm his wife, and he has the right to be jealous.Because of that, I suddenly felt very ashamed. I immediately stood up and turned around while my mind was in chaos. I left without a word and ran into my room. When I got inside, I immediately lay down on my bed and then buried my face in the pillow. I touched both my ears and felt it was warm. I didn't even look at myself in front of the mirror, but I knew my whole face and ears were red.Is he crazy? Why did he tell me that? Why does he want to say that I'm only to him and no other man can marry me? But if you think about it, he's a romantic guy, and he's very sweet, even if it's no
"It's okay for me to go out like this? Well, it's up to me!" I came out of the bathroom wearing Robin's borrowed clothes."Isn't there anything longer than this?" I asked him while pulling down the polo shirt I was wearing. He didn't speak immediately, he just looked up and went straight into the bathroom.I'm still not comfortable with what I'm wearing so I keep pulling it down. When I suddenly remembered the panties and bra that I hung in the bathroom."Oh my gosh! my panties!" I immediately went to the bathroom and knocked on the door."Robin, I'm going to get something. I'm going in right?" I knocked a few times and said goodbye to him but he didn't answer. So I opened the door and went inside. It was only a few seconds ago when he went inside, so he must not have showered yet."Yung pan-" I was stunned for a moment and seemed to be frozen like ice where I stood. I almost stared at his lower part and saw his weapon as if it was still waving at me."Ahhhhhhh!!" we both shouted. I w
"You bastards there, bastards! fresh-fresh! even fresher than the relationship between the two of you. Buy now, you sukis! hey, beautiful! buy now. It's cheap, come on." In a distant city where Bea lives and is a fish market vendor.After he moved, he also stopped studying. He just built his own business using the money he saved that was supposed to be for his tuition fee.His life is simple and peaceful now. However, just when she was about to start a new life, the man she was trying to forget suddenly reappeared."How much is a kilo of bangus?""One hundred-" he suddenly stopped speaking when he looked at the man who spoke.Stephen? he said in his mind while he was stunned and staring at the gentleman."One kilo, miss." That's all he said to the girl as he handed over the payment.He looked like a rock that just suddenly froze there. He couldn't believe that in the size and breadth of the world, path two had brought them together again. Tears almost filled his eyes, after he examine
"Hey, are you alright?" asked his fellow stewardess."Yes, I'm fine. I'm just a little dizzy." He replied as he sat and held his forehead."If you are not in good condition, go home first and just rest. You know how important our health is in this job. It's better not to come in for a week so you can rest properly." What their purser said, so he just carried the suitcase and walked out of the airport.After arriving in front of his house, he immediately ran inside and went straight to the sink. He felt nauseous repeatedly and his body was weak.He opened the fridge for a moment and drank some water. He just let out a deep breath but he still felt dizzy and nauseous.He felt that his body was very heavy and that everything around him was spinning. He just entered the room and fell down on the bed.He was about to close his eyes when he felt nausea again. So he got up and ran to the sink again."What is happening to me?" he asked himself. He seemed too lazy to go to his room so he just
"Sir, I can just ask. Is Ma'am Bea your sweetheart?" Wyn whispered to Aldrin as he counted money in the case.He was stunned for a moment and turned to the young man."Why did you ask?" he said with a serious face."Nothing sir. I'm just curious, especially with the way you look at him." It was a response and they both looked at the behavior of the girl who was currently talking to Wendy."What's wrong with my stares at him?""Umf- it's like you're dead to him." He answered with a smile while Aldrin hit him on the head."Is that obvious?" he said with a smile and continued counting the money again."But sir, it would be a shame if you let Ma'am Bea go." Wyn promised."Why? do you plan to date him?" he was just joking but suddenly Wyn turned to the girl and stared at her smiling.Aldrin seemed to notice that he wasn't talking about what he said, so he briefly glanced at the young man next to him and saw that he was just watching Bea."Hey!" he said while gently hitting him on the head.
"Excuse me first. I'll just order something for us to eat." Robin said to Abby and Stephen, then he left."There is ketchup here, do you want it?" Aldrin said to Bea and handed her the ketchup to dip her french fries in.Stephen was silently looking at the two, Abby was the same with a smile drawn on her lips as she watched him."Has anyone ever told you that you two are a good match?" he said suddenly which surprised both of them and looked at each other."Isn't it, Stephen?" he said as he turned to the gentleman who was looking at Bea. The girl glanced at him for a moment, but she just avoided him and nodded her head."See? even he agrees. It's no joke, you two are really perfect for each other. You know you'll be the ones who end up staying together in the end." He continued to say that the two just bowed, but there was a smile on Aldrin's lips."Honestly, Tita. I really like her and I told her that for a hundred times but she always rejected me." The young man smiled and said to t