THE sad news affected Marisa too much. The woman changed almost overnight. She was no longer the woman that Angelo met the first time. No more is the confidence and the strength that was almost mistaken for arrogance.“I will file an indefinite leave of absence.” Marisa said almost withdrawn during breakfast.” Dr. Valley advise me to avoid pressure and concentrate on medication.”“Oh that will be good. You can have your rest.” Angelo replied.“You have to take your leave also.” Marisa curtly said staring at Angelo seriously.“What?” Angelo almost fall down from his chair in surprise. “Why should I? What is that to do with me?”“Because the doctor said that you must be always on my side and we have to make love every day. Timing is very important. We should not take chances.”Angelo could not believe that the burden will be great just to give Marisa a baby. He begun to felt annoyed. Having sex everyday was an ordeal especially for a busy man like him. Everything not in moderation was n
Finally, his rage for Arnald Lopez superseded his love for Samantha. He decided to forget the woman. Avoid her and never talk to her. He is at peace not remembering the woman. Samantha is like a dull scalpel that open the healing wound. Her beauty is like a needle stitching his wounded feeling. And the reality that they were siblings is like salt that is adding to the injury. More painful and gruesome.“Honey are you done with your meetings?” Marisa asked smiling as she entered Angelo’s private office.“One more, later in the afternoon.” Angelo answered. “This morning I’m done so maybe we can have a little walk. I’ll show you around the farm.”Marisa seems contented living in the farm. There was a great mood swing from being irritable and domineering to being condescending and relax. The woman hugged Angelo and kissed him.“I have a better idea.” Marisa flashed that mischievous seductive smile. “Let’s make love here.”“Right here? In my private office?”Marisa’s voice and seductive sm
SAMANTHA was doing her last minute shopping. Two days from today will be the big day. It’s the Big Boss birthday and finally she will meet her benefactor. Norberto said that it will be a simple and closed celebration and will be attended only by relatives and business associate. She begun to think why she was invited. She was neither relative nor business associates. She was just a mere employee. It keeps nagging into her mind from the day her mysterious benefactor helped her.Who really was the Big Boss? As she thought about these her excitement grew even more followed by puzzled mind remembering Norberto’s word. Be ready for unexpected surprises Samantha.She tried to brush away the cobwebs in her mind and went directly to the women’s dress section and begun to select which among the apparels will fit her. As she looked at the tag prices, she was stunned for a while. Prices are still very high despite the huge discount rate offered. During her heydays as a model, price is never an i
YOUR mother was in the hospital. You have to go home if you want to see her alive.Her father’s voice echoed repeatedly liked drum beat in her mind. At first she refused to believe so she tried to call her mother's phone but it was out of reach. Horrible thoughts followed. Maybe his father was telling the truth and her mother was seriously ill and unconsciously lying in some hospital room back home. Alone and no one is taking care of.Arnald never explained why her mother was suddenly brought to the hospital. This escalate Samantha’s fear that made her almost panic. Being alone in the hospital is never a walk in the park. She knew it.She had experienced how difficult it is to be in a hospital and then you have no one to turn to for help to attend your needs even the most minor one like getting some water to drink. If you are in a hospital and can’t stand or move, the feeling of being useless added to the frustration. It happened to her when she gave birth at the hospital and no husba
FERNANDO MOSLI’s report was thorough and it made Angelo smile. Again, the former Federal Agents had done his job well. Angelo read it again and his mind raced thinking of a plan. The Madrigal Group of Companies is planning for another expansion. This time to US territory and currently looking for investors. The link of the announcement was found at the lower portion with the telephone number on it for inquiries.Time to meet his half-brother Carlo Dimagiba, the favorite son of Arnald Lopez.He called his secretary. “Can you arrange a meeting with Mr. Carlo Dimagiba of Moon Gate Hotel. Tell him that I am interested to invest. Remind him that we already met once at his father’s birthday.”“Okay sir.” The secretary said. “Anything else?”“That’s all. Thank you.” He said thinking. He could have called Carlo himself but decided not to and let his secretary. It will leave an impression.After an hour his Secretary called back confirming the meeting tonight at Moon Gate Hotel with Carlo Dimag
WHEN Angelo and Marisa entered, Carlo almost twitched as he focused his gazed on Angelo. The man was so handsome in his black Armani suite. He suddenly envied the woman besides him.Carlo said trying to be casual. “Nice to see you again, Mr. Lopez.”“Thank you.” Angelo replied cordially and introduce Marisa. “This is Marisa Madrid, my fiancée.”Carlo welcomed his guest. After few preliminaries he lead them to a table with foods and drinks that the hotel staff had prepared before his guest arrive.Carlo gestured to the waiter on standby. The waiter immediately poured champagne and served it directly to the guest.“An appetizer for a start Mr. Lopez…Ms. Marisa?” Carlo hold his wine glass. “Cheers.”Angelo and Marisa obliged. “Cheers.”“I suggest we eat first before we begin with business.” Carlo said and lead Marisa to her chair like a real gentleman.When they were seated the waiter started the first servings. Angelo noticed that the foods were superb and the wine too. He thought that
SAMANTHA was stunned when she entered the room and saw Angelo Lopez. She felt many conflicting emotions. In some point, a surge of tremendous excitement and then followed by painful reality. She felt excited seeing the man after quite a long time but she managed to retain her composure. The painful reality is that she wanted to hug and kiss the man but she could not. She is with another woman and obviously the woman is his date.She assessed the woman secretly and she was sure that the striking beauty next to Angelo was the man’s kind of woman she remembered the man had dated during their time.She had that impulse to turn back and headed out of the room but it was too late. She kept her poise and smiled but walk thru and kissed her brother.“I didn’t know you have a visitor.” She said. “Shall I leave?”“You don’t have to.” Carlo replied. “You knew Angelo Lopez right.”“Yeah. Hello Mr. Lopez.” Samantha managed to flashed a feigned smile.Angelo nodded and simply said. “Hello Samantha.
MARISA was silent all the way from the hotel to the house. But Angelo was certain that trouble is forthcoming. He hardly focused on his driving that he almost hit the rare of Ford Everest in front of him when it suddenly jolted and stop. He cursed aloud but Marisa maintain her silence.Until now, Samantha’s revelation was a shocked. But he knew Samantha well enough to believe her. Samantha was straight forward and never talked nonsense. He could not remember that the woman engaged on fabricated stories neither lies during the time that they were seeing each other.Deep inside him, Baby Divine’s smile with that big blue eyes brought out excitement. The baby’s rounded face is just like his baby picture that he still kept along with his mother’s memorabilia that was still in one of the mansion’s room.He provided a small room in his mansion and it was for his mother as tribute to the only woman she loved the most and whom he owed his life. In it, was all his mother’s earthly positions li