Umalis na si James kasi may aasikasuhin sa kompanya at naiwan si Daddy sa bahay. Walang pasok ngayon pero James had to go there for some important things.
Mom's with Ellie, they are in the garden while I went sa sala kasi nandun si Daddy and I want to talk to him.
"Dad we need to talk." I said when I sat down.
"Yeah." He answered marahil alam naman niya kung ano'ng pag- uusapan namin.
"Dad, tell me why James had to hide his family?" I asked him directly to the point.
"It was for him." He said.
For him? I don't think so.
Akala ko ba okay na kami. Malaya na kami sa lahat pero what was that? They wanted us to hide our relationship and also our son! Paano nila sasabihing para kay James kung itatago niya ang mga mahal niya at walang kalayaang lumabas ng mansion. Sasaya ba si James sa ganoong sitwasyon? Di ba, hindi naman?
"I don't understand." I just answered.
"Anak, you know what happened to their company and you know kung saang pamilya siya galing. Mahihirapan siyang kunin ang tiwala ng mga investors kaya gusto ko siyang tulungang magsimula dahan- dahan." Dad said.
"So why does he need to pretend that we're just friends?" I asked dad.
What's the point of hiding eh malalaman at malalaman din naman sa bandang huli. Been there, done that.
"Mas marami silang itatanong kay James kung malalaman nilang mag- asawa na kayo and already had a son. Maraming mag- uusisa kung paano kayo nagkamabutihan eh alam naman nilang galit ang pamilya nila saten. Ayoko ring mahusgahan agad si James that's why I decided him to pretend that you're his friend to avoid issues. I don't want to pressure James now. Let's just support him dahil nagsisimula pa lang siya." Dad said.
I don't know pero kahit ayaw ko 'yung desisyon nilang 'yun, there's a part of me na pumapayag na rin dahil sa paliwanag ni Daddy. I understand now. I know James has a dream for us and what daddy said is true. We just need to support him.
"Kung malaman ng iba ang totoo, then we will solve the issue when time comes but now, let's just helped each other to make it a secret. Hayaan niyo munang pamilya natin at malalapit na kaibigan ang may alam." Si Dad habang humihigop ng kape.
I don't know what to say pero tumango lang ako. I want to help James to fulfill his dreams. I felt sad everytime I remembered what he had been through in his life. He lost almost everything in his life. Hindi man kami natanggap ng mga magulang niya dati, pipilitin ko namang iparamdam sa kanya kung gaano siya kahalaga sa mga magulang ko and I'm happy on what Dad told me. He gave James a chance and we have to support him. Maybe he failed to his family before and to their company but we will make sure that he will succeed in our family and in our company. I will do my best to be an understanding and loving wife to him.
I was focus on my laptop when my phone rang. It's Pen.
"Hi friend! Naistorbo ba kita?" Sabi sa kabilang linya.
Penelope already knew that I am now in this company. May pumalit na rin sa kanya kaya hindi na kami nagkasama dito sa company.
"Why?" I asked.
Yeah I'm busy right now so that I wanted to know why she called para maituloy ko na ang trabaho ko.
"Wala, nangangamusta lang, malapit na flight ko and I want us, you and Crystal to have a nice bonding before ako umalis ng Pinas." Sabi niya.