Saturday, January 17, 2015
The Revival #OFW67
A week had passed, as we walked near the garden, I felt the sun rays warmth my skin and flesh. An invigorating freshness, after an emotional outburst just like the multi-colored flowers around me welcoming for a new day. I closed my eyes, smelled the morning dew and felt my heart was beating for me to continue living. A beautiful life and a beautiful day indeed!
“Nurse, thank you... orange juice please.”
“Okay sir….a moment please.” The nurse served the orange juice with a smile on his face, “Sir, you want something to eat?”
“Thank you, later.” I said as another servant came. “Sir Marco, you have visitors at the guest’s house, would you like them to come here?”
“Who are they?”
“Your family from Manila sir.”
“Where’s your sir Edward?”
“He’s coming….on the way now.”
“Okay, send them here.”
My five children came running to me which I hugged them all at once. Tears were falling down on my checks, I missed them so much.
“Dad, you’re so dramatic,” Anne Rose said while wiping my tears.
“I’m so very happy to meet you all…my children!”
“Dad, how are you now?” Kent asked.
“Yes Dad, how’s your feeling now?” John said.
“Don’t worry….I’m fine now but the problem is….I can’t remember some of your name,” as I smiled to them. “Anne Rose..right?”
“Yes Dad! Yeheyy, you remember my name,” as Anne Rose kissed and embraced me.
“You’re a woman now my little princess.” I said to Anne. “And, this is Michael?”
“Dad, I’ll introduce them to you, alright?” Anne said and I nodded.
“Next to me is Kent Ian, then, John Philip and this is Danny Robert. The last one is Christine Mae….the youngest.” Anne pinpointed them one by one in front of me that I kissed and hugged them, one by one too. But the youngest Christine stayed with me by my side.
“Dad, I love you….I heard you’re a superstar!”
“Ha-ha-ha-ha….” I laughed lightly when Edward appeared.
“Hello my friend Marco Fernando?”
“Hello my friend Edward Ramirez?”
Edward embraced and hugged me. “How do you feel now? It’s been a week since the doctor injected some drugs for you to take a rest thoroughly.”
“I’m fine now Edward….and thank you for saving me.”
“Don’t mention it, I’m your best friend remember?”
“Yes, but how do you know about them?”
“Well, in Dubai City, I knew their situation, I mean Danielle and Roger. They’re quarreling about the money coming from you. And they’re not in good terms. I hired a detective service to follow them. Actually, the plan came from Roger Ferrer not Danielle or Mike Luna.”
“I see…thanks to you. How’s your wife, your family?”
“Actually they’re together with Ayah Isabel and Lina Luna at the shopping mall. They’re coming…”
“Thank you for everything that you’ve done to me.”
Edward smiled at me and hugged me again. “Your children are grown up now, seems like yesterday, huh?’
“Yes, I want to live because of them. Edward I remember something, my daughter from Danielle Gustilo….I left her in the hotel before I went here….her name is Shaira Gustilo Fernando.”
“Same hotel in Makati?”
“Yes Edward. Can you check her for me?”
Edward called the hotel in Makati City and positively talked to Shaira.
“Marco, she’s still there at the hotel. I think it’s better that I have to go there, pay the bills and fetch her up.”
“Yes Edward…. and this is the best time to introduce her to my family. What do you think?”
“You know better than me Marco.”
“I think, I’ll fetch Shaira in Makati and Ayah too at the shopping mall.”
“You know better than me Edward.”
“You fool my friend..ha-ha-ha-…Okay I’m going…”
As Edward started to leave; my five children appeared before me. They’re joyfully smiling at me which made me think other than making me happy. I was very happy!
“Dad, we knew what you are talking about….our sister Shaira? Uncle Edward told us before that you had two children from a woman named Danielle? Don’t worry, we’re grown up now and we understand about this matter. All of us, wants to meet her and don’t worry about Mommy, we can handle this.” Anne said.
“Thank you so much Anne, Kent, John, Danny and Christine. You’re all…so understanding…thank you my children…”
“Dad, be happy for your life….we’re behind you always.” Kent said to me holding my hand. “Yes Dad,” and the rest of the children said in unison.
They entertained me while we’re waiting for Ayah Isabel, Lina Luna, Shaira and Vivian Montoya. Our bonding was very successful in terms of getting to know each other again. That for the past years I’m away with them, my heart still longing the very core of their being; the very essence of their love for their father. With my situation right now; sitting, observing and smiling at them while they made their own effort to show their prowess in front of me which they cannot get while I’m in a normal state.
Loving the way I felt for them were making a waves of intimate feeling that they’re longing for a long time. The reciprocal relationship confirmed that I will stay for them, love them and lead the way for their future.
The nightmare that I experienced with my friends changed to a very beautiful feeling not to be found from other people, only on my beloved family. It’s with my loved ones that triggered the most valuable essence of my being. It was with them all throughout, but I cannot see when a shroud of material things covered my entire self.
TO BE CONTINUED###
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