SECRETLY IN LOVE
"Am I ready to trust someone again? Am I emotionally ready? Am I willing to take the risk? Am I ready to fall in love again?"
Rafaella Camille Cerafin, or simply Rafi is weirdly beautiful, socially awkward, silent but deadly, and pursuer of dreams according to her circle of friends. Back then, she had so many questions and fears of falling in love again, but still willing to take the risk. Until Timothy Joseph Arenas, or TJ, single dad, hotelier, and instructor by profession came into her life.
All of Rafi's efforts of becoming a seafarer were successfully pulled off with the help of her inspirations not only her family and friends, but TJ was also there to support her even on toughest times, until the moment when the two went head over heels to each other. Rafi's admiration to her former instructor didn't fade, same thing with TJ to her, despite their differences.
The not-so LDR of the two was like a voyage in a vessel. Sometimes unexpected reasons like typhoon came out of nowhere, delayed voyage, and others. But their love didn't broke them ever, even sometimes they had catfights just like typical couples. Rafi might had so many questions and fears, but TJ took all her fears away. And because of his love, Rafi learned to trust once again.
This story is dedicated to all aspiring seafarers and future hoteliers.