Third Person's POV
"Your mom's second husband."
That four-word sentence gives confusion to Sarah.
"What? Are you serious?" the lady asked him.
The man can sense that Sarah has a doubt on what he is saying.
"Look, I am here to have some rest. And if you are here to disturb me, or if this is just a prank, please, stay away,” Sarah added with irritability in her voice.
"This is not a prank," the man said.
Sarah was stun for seconds. The way the man is talking to her, it is very firm and it looks like he is very serious about what he is saying.
"I am looking for Rhea. Please tell me where she is," the man said.
This time, his voice is in the tone of begging. Not just his voice, but also his eyes. Sarah can clearly see his eyes beg.
Sarah shook her head. She does not know this person. This man confront her without even asking for her permission. This man wants to see her mother without saying any valid reason.
Sarah thinks that this man will do something unpleasant to her.
"Hey! Where are you going?"
The man shouts to Sarah when she started to run.
Sarah runs like she is in a race, and that all of her opponents are best runners and she have to do everything to win that race.
After minutes of running from that man, she finally reach their home. As usual, no one meet her at the door. Everyone is busy with their own jobs and taking care of her mom.
She was about to sit in their couch when she heard the man's voice. Again.
"Sarah!" the man is near their door.
Sarah runs to the door to lock it. But the man is fast. He push the door to force it to open while Sarah is also pushing it to force it to close.
”Please! Let me in!" the man shouted while still fighting against Sarah through power.
"Let go! Go away!"
The two person continue to push the opposite sides of the door. They are slowly looking their power but they have to push continually for they want to do what they want.
"Help! Help!" Sarah shouted with her full power.
On the other hand, the maids heard the loud noise from the ground floor.
"Is that Sarah?" Rhea asked the maids.
Some maids went to the first floor while the others stay on the room to protect Rhea.
”Who are you? Go away!"
"Call the police!"
"Where are the guards?!"
"Go away, or else you will not like what will happen next," Sarah said calmly.
The man raise his two hands as a sign of surrender.
"Okay... Easy..." the man said while catching his breath. "I will not do bad things to you, or to anyone. I am here because, I want to see Rhea."
"Me?" Rhea interrupted the war.
The maids give way for Rhea. Her eyes widened when she saw the mam who is trying to enter their house.
"Dwyane? Is that you?"
Like two lovers who was cut by long distance, you can see in their eyes that they are longing for each other.
They greet each other with warm hugs.
"Who is he?" one the maids whispered.
"He is mom's second husband," Sarah said.
Their eyes widened because of her answer.
She nods. She can see that they are surprised because of what she said to them. Looks like Sarah's father is not the only one who cheats.
- - - - - - - - - -
This is the one of the most awaited time in my life.
We are here, in my room. It is just me and Dwyane.
"Rhea, we can just start over," he said while softly holding my hand.
I faced him. I don't know how to start this. All I know is that I need to let this feeling out.
"I have waited for this day to come, Dwyane. And now that it is happening, I could not do anything but to cry," I said between my tears.
He immediately dried up my tears. He is still the same like before. He is still sweet and caring.
"You know that I love you, Dwyane," I added.
"I love you too, Rhea. You are the only woman that I loved this strong in my entire life," he answered me as he caress my face.
I can still feel the same feeling that I have felt before.
I can still feel the same love, but this time, it is stronger and bolder.
He looks at me the same way he looks at me before.
There is love. There is the love that I am longing for.
"Dwyane, I know we still feel the same, but, everything is now complicated."
"I understand it. But please promise that you will comeback to me when everything is alright."
- - - - - - - - - -
It was 10:00 in the evening when Mr. Dwyane decided to go home.
"Take care," Mom said.
"I will," he replied.
When Mr. Dwyane reaches the gate, they exchange goodbyes.
I feel that he does not want to go home because they are taking so much time in exchanging several goodbyes.
But of course, everything ends. The maid closed the when Mr. Dwyane already go home.
”Mom?" I interrupt the silence during our dinner.
I first took a deep breath before saying the question whose answer is nowhere to be found.
"Who is Mr. Dwyane in your life?"
Mom stopped eating before she answered me.
"He is my first love, but my second husband."
First love? Maybe... Mr. Dwyane is the real father of Samantha.
Do I have to ask Mom? I feared that she will remember the death of Samantha if I am going to ask that question. But if I will not do that, I will not the answer. I will not have clear mind.
I fake a cough before I speak.
"Is he the father of my lil' sister?"
I tried not to mention the name "Samantha". I think that with this way I will not be direct to the point.
"It's none of your business. Just eat."
After that, I didn't say a single word.
Sometimes, I am wondering why Mom treats me so bad, even though I am not doing anything wrong.
Maybe... she does not like me?
Maybe... she hates me so much?
Or maybe... she does not consider me as daughter?
Sarah's POVUsually, we are awake by the bright light that is touching our eyes in every morning. However, it is not the reason why I am going to get of the bed this early.I woke up because of the loud voices coming from the ground floor of our house. Their shouts hurts my ear."This is my property," one voice firmly stated.Is that Mom?Even I am having a hard time opening my eyes and even I am still sleepy for those shouts interrupted me from sleeping peaceful, I still managed to put my self to walk down the stairs to know what is happening in the first floor and where do those loud noise is coming from.I can still hear those shouts. I can not see the who is quarreling in the ground floor for everything I can see is still blur. Maybe this is because I just woke up some seconds ago and my body is still in recovery mode or my body really nee
Sarah's POV"You made the right decision, my daughter," my dad said.Leaving my mom is not an easy thing. I love her more than my life. But after what she did to me? All I can say is she does not deserve that everlasting love that I am offering to her."What now?" I asked my father.We are here in his car. I do not know where we are going. I just saw him waiting for me at the gate of our house."I will introduce you to your new mother," he said.My eyebrows met because of his answer. New mother? What does he mean?"New mother? What?" I asked him."Yes." He nod. "Your new mother.""I do not understand. Is that your new partner?" I asked with confusion.Seriously, I do not
Sarah's POVI was busy eating my breakfast when Miss Fatima approach me."Good morning, Sarah," she greeted me."Good morning, Miss Fa- I mean, Mom."She smiled at me. She sat on the chair in front of me and stir her coffee."Sarah?"I looked at her."Uhm, yes?""Please do not force yourself. I know that you are new to this. You don't have to call me "mom" or treat me as your true mother immediately. Of course you need to be comfortable in this relationship but I am not forcing you. I know that it will take time. For now, treat me as a close friend," she said to me."Thank you for understanding me, Miss Fatima," I said and I gave her my widest smile.She hugged me tight.
Dwyane's POV"I don't have any daughter. If I have, that is only Samantha, but she is already dead."Wait- what? Is she serious?"W-what?""Why? Got any problem with that?" she asked.I do not want to have an argument with her, because I know in the end, she will win even if she is not right.Rhea does like to win everytime, and once she fail, she will not accept it. She will do everything to claim the top even if it leads to the destruction of other's life."Nothing. I am just shocked." I said."Please do not talk about that Sarah, or about Sandro. You are going to ruin my day.""I am sorry Rhea. I just want to clear things."She turned the television off before she answered me."If y
Miss Fatima's POV"I feel like I'm just missing, somewhere whenever you leave, " I sang.”We've got all the ingredients, except you loving me, " Sarah continued the song."And respectfully, " we both sang while Sarah is clapping her hands with the beat.We laughed at each other. I just can not imagin that Sarah likes the singer that I love, which is Melanie Martinez."How did you discover Melanie Martinez by the way?" I asked her while driving."My friend way back high school introduce me to Melanie. At first, I was not convince that Melanie is a great singer. But after I heard her song? My mind changed.""Melanie's songs are really meaningful.""So true, " she said.After that, the car was filled with silence. So I decided to play the radio to have some sound trip.After moments of being quite, Sarah speak.
Sarah's POV"That Rhea shouts at you in the restaurant?" My dad screams.He is very angry. Miss Fatima tried to hide what happened in the restaurant, but because there are several people who witnessed the scene, the news spread. Unfortunately, the news came to dad."Yes dad," I answered.I jumped in shock when he suddenly hit the table with his hands. I know that with his moves, he is already drowning in the waves of anger. I know him. Since I was a child, there are only few times I saw him being this angry."She is really unbelievable! I already give her all of the properties she needs but still, she did not stop on insulting the both of you," dad said. "I'll confront her.""No no no. Please. Let us just, forgive her. Maybe she is just stressed that time that is why she said that," Miss Fatima said while holding Dad's arms."No. I will not let her to insult you. Es
Sarah's POVI wake up peacefully today. Like what I am doing everyday, I smile and forget the problems that I have encountered for the past few days.I know that forgetting the problems is not the best solution, but will I let myself be drown in sadness? Of course not. So that I just smile and do several things for me not to remember the problems I am facing."Miss Fatima, are you going to your restaurant today?" I asked.She is fixing herself up so I think that she is going to her restaurant."No. I am going to meet my old friend," she answered."Oh.""But that will not take too long. We will just talk about our lives and after that, I will go home," she get her sling bag and walk towards me to hug a goodbye."I'll be home before 1pm. Be ready. Later we will start your piano lesson.""Okay. Bye."
Miss Fatima's POVToday is indeed a good day."It is nice to meet you again, Fatima," Sydney, my old classmate and friend, said while having shakehands with me."I feel the same," I replied."Maybe in other times, if we are not busy, we can hangout. I want to meet your husband and also Sarah.""It is my pleasure to introduce you to them. Bye. Have a safe trip to Spain," I said.She gave me a warm hug before leaving.Yes. She is now going to Spain for a business trip. She said that she will stay there for almost three months.Sydney is a very busy person, and also a successful businesswoman.I remember when we are still studying in highschool, we are in the same class. Our subject teachers are mad at her for she does not pass the requirements on time.Sydney is intelligent, but lazy. We