Chapter 31

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Chapter 31
Hope

"Uh... I hope that you and Lyrae can come to the company later." nag-aalangang sabi ni Sean havang kumakain kami ng breakfast.

I don't know if he was able to sleep pero nang bumaba kami ni Lyrae ay nakikita namin siyang nagluluto ng umagahan naming tatlo.

Pinakilala niya rin sa amin ang nakuha niyang yaya ni Lyrae na si Paula. Mabuti nalang at agad silang nagkasundo ng anak ko.

"Bakit po, Daddy?" naunahan na ako ni Lyrae sa pagtatanong.

I'm happy that Lyrae's already used in calling Sean her Daddy. I hope that it was able to ease the pain that I gave him earlier.

"Well... I don't know if you'll understand, but Sarto airlines will be launching a new package for kids around you that will travel domestically and internationally, of course with parents but the package is only applicable for ages two to seven." pag-eexplain naman ni Sean kay Lyrae. "We're looking for a child model who will advertise the new package. I thought that maybe you can be the model."

Lyrae suddenly went hyper than she was yesterday. I can see the overflowing excitement that's radiating in her body.

"I'm gonna be a commercial model, Daddy?" she asked Sean.

"Well... yes... kind of." sagot naman ni Sean. "Other than photoshoots, you will also be shooting a commercial for television ads. You will work along with other actors that we signed for our last commercial that we did."

Bigla namang pumalakpak si Lyrae at saka lumingon sa akin na tuwang-tuwa. "Mommy, I'm gonna be seen on tv! Makikita po ako doon!" she told me.

"Not just on tv, baby." sabi naman ni Sean. "You will also be having a billboard along EDSA as a part of advertising."

Lyrae was even more excited. I can almost see her head where she's picturing herself on the tv or seeing her billboard along EDSA.

I wasn't against with the idea of Sean giving her a chance to have a spotlight, but I still need to look out for other consequences that might affect Lyrae's life.

"Hindi kaya madamay ang privacy ni Lyrae, Sean?" I can't help but to ask. "I want to keep her life as simple as possible, Sean. Ayokong gumulo ang buhay niya. Media will surely create a chaos in her life."

I know what Lyrae is capable of. Kapag nasa bahay siya ay ginagawa niya ang mga Barbie na nagmomodel. I know she has potential and she's beautiful. Alam kong madami pang pwedeng kumuha sa kaniya na ibang company because she's pretty.

"Ayaw mo po ba, Mommy?" Lyrae pouted as she looked at me.

"It's not that I dont want you to take part, but I just want your life to be simple." I tried to explain it to her.

"Anak ko si Lyrae, Sandra. Anak natin siya." sabi naman ni Sean at muli akong napatingin sa kaniya. "Whether you like it or not, Lyrae will be open to exposures and medias because she's a Sarmiento. She's my daughter. The heiress of Sarto. And I just want everybody to see how beautiful my daughter is."

"Mommy, please... Pumayag ka na po, Mommy..." Lyrae begged me while wagging my arm lightly.

Nagbuntong hininga naman ako at ngumiti sa kaniya. "May magagawa pa ba ako?" sabi ko at agad na sumilay ang ngiti sa kaniyang labi.

I was about to eat when a bouquet of blue roses caught my attention. Napakunot ang aking noo habang tinitignan ang katulong na dala-dala iyon papasok ng dining room.

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