He goes to a little jewelry store to buy their wedding rings. He tries to picture her delicate slim fingers while examining the rings in front of him. A white gold band with diamond studs surrounding it catches his attention. While looking at the ring, a pang of nostalgia hit him. The Ring. The last time he did this was 10 years ago--a memory that he would like to remain buried in his past. A piece of himself that is long forgotten and made him become what he is now--the Savaged Casanova. A cold blooded man of three decades who chose to spite love. For him love is for weak and stupid people.
“Sir, have you chosen the perfect ring yet?” Tanong ng matandang jeweler kay Ivo. He looks at the ring again--his prop ring, “Yes, I will take this one, please.”
Tinignan siya ng Griyegong alahera at nginitian, “You chose a beautiful ring,” Sinabi ng alahera kay Ivo habang pinapakita ang mga nakasulat sa loob ng singsing. “Ise to alo mou miso, it means, You are my Other Half. Sinukat niya ang singsing habang sinasabi ng nagtitinda ang ibig sabihin ng nakalagay sa loob ng singsing. He doesn’t give a damn about what the ring says. He just wants to buy it for his dying wife.
“Good. I will take this.” Binalot ng matandang lalaki ang lalagyan ng singsing. “I wish you a happy marriage.” Iniabot ng matanda ang singsing na binili niya. Gusto sana niyang dagdagan ang sinabi ng matanda ng happy and short marriage, dahil ang papakasalan niya ay malapit nang sumakabilang buhay.
Pagdating niya ng yposakafa nila, pinuntahan niya kaagad ang kwarto ni Moira. Tinignan niya muli ang mukha nito. Nagkaroon ng kaunting kulay ang mukha nito na namumutla kagabi. Mababaw pa din ang paghinga niya at nilalagnat pa din. Her face is somewhat familiar to him. Nakilala na kaya niya ito dati bago sila pumunta sa yposkapa? Wala naman siyang maalalang nakilala niya sa Greece bukod sa mga caretaker ng bahay nina Pavlo. Tinignan niya mabuti ang mukha ni Moira. His so-called wife has a delicate face, straight nose and pouty lips as lovely as a rose petal. She is an exquisite beauty. Marami pa sana siyang mapapaibig at malolokong lalaki, sayang at mamatay na siya, sabi niya sa isip niya. Nilabas niya ang binili niyag singsing, tinignan ito maigi pati na rin ang babaing nakahimlay sa kama. Kinuha niya ang cellphone niya at tinawagan si Geoff, ang secretary niya at nagbigay ng instruction.
“May ipapadala si Attorney Torres na document. Pakifile na lang. Uuwi na rin ako in two days. May mga important messages ba ako?”
“Tumawag lang ang coordinator para sa bagong project. At si Miss Belinda lang po.”
“Okay. Tell Mr. De Guzman that I will be there in two days. Yung kay Belinda…do not worry about her.”
“Yes, sir. Would there be anything else?”
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