"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 get him. If I will have new mother, there are just two things. It is either he will just give me to some random woman or, he has a new partner.
"Yes. My new partner," he said while smiling.
Aha! I get it!
"Is she the reason why you signed a divorce with mom?" I asked.
"How long is your relationship? One day? Wow," I asked while laughing.
"Nope. We've been together for a year," he replied.
I was shocked because of his answer.
One year? Seriously?
"So it means you are cheating to mom - I mean, Rhea, for a year?" I asked.
"Yes. But Rhea already know about it. Actually, she was happy when I already found someone to change her."
Okay... Confusion filled my mind again.
"But why does mom does not want to have the divorce?" I asked.
"Mom? I thought you do not have one?"
Because of her question, I realized that I called Rhea as Mom. Oh no.
"Okay. I mean, Rhea. So why does she does not want to have the divorce? Look, she even stopped you in doing that one," I said.
Before he answer my question, he first park the car.
"You want to know why? She is afraid that I will claim all of my property and there will be no remains for her. All of her wealth came from my pocket. She is spending my own money. She does not own anything in the house," he explained.
Now I understand. Rhea is really an unpleasant person.
"By the way, here we are. are you ready to meet your new mother?" he asked me.
I just nod a little.
I hope that she, my new mother will be better.
I just followed my dad.
Now, we are inside an unfamiliar house. This house is big and wide.
"I will just call her. Wait us here," my dad said to me.
He walked away. I sit in their blue couch.
”Wow. I feel comfortable with this couch," I talked to my self.
After minutes of waiting, my father finally came back. But now, he is with a woman.
I was shocked when I saw who is the new partner of my dad.
"Miss Fatima?" I exclaimed.
Miss Fatima is hiding behind my dad.
I can feel that she is feeling the spirit of shyness right now.
"Sarah, she is your new mother, Fatima. I know that you already meet and know each other, so there is nothing to worry about," my dad said while holding the hand of Miss Fatima.
I do not know if this will went through well. Me and Miss Fatima are close with each other, but that is only because she is Rhea's close friend. But as my mother? I do not know if I can do that. But maybe I can try.
"Love, come, sit here."
My father pointed the couch near me. Miss Fatima followed what my dad said. She sit on the couch but she is not showing her face to me.
Why is she feeling shy? Is it because her new husband is her close friend's husband? Or because of me?
I was thinking deep when a phone suddenly rings.
Dad gets his phone from his pocket and look who is calling him.
"I am just going to answer this call," dad said.
"You can talk to each other while I am not here," he added.
Dad walked towards the kitchen to talk to the person over the telephone.
I am not sure how I am going to start our conversation. I am uncomfortable of what is happening right now.
Imagine, you are talking to the one of the closest person in your life that is now uncomfortable with your presence.
"I'm sorry," she said.
"Why? Why are you sorry? Did you do anything wrong?"
"I think that I destroy your family of my affair with Sandro."
"I can not do anything about your affair. But please do not think that the destruction of my family is your fault," I said to her.
"But I am still sorry," she repeated.
"I am just looking for someone who can love me for what I am. I did not expect that I will find that love to Sandro," she added.
"Please do not say sorry. You did not do anything wrong."
"I am also the reason why he was unable to attend the burial of you sister."
"That has no count. It is already done. Just forget about it," I said.
I gave her a smile to show that I am saying the truth, so that she will not continue to think negative things.
Like what she is doing, she also gave me back a wider smile.
I was busy reading on the newspaper when one of the maids interrupt me.
"What?" I asked without looking at her.
"Can I ask where is Miss Sarah? She did not come back here since morning."
"I sent her away. She already live with her dad," I answer. Still, I am not looking to her.
Finally, the maid stopped interrupting me.
"What does she said?" Other maids asked.
Here comes their chit-chat again.
"She sent Sarah to her dad. She will now live with Sir Sandro."
"What?" they said in chorus.
The one maid made a sign to make their sound softer.
"She let her daughter to go away?"
"Poor woman. She does not know that she will leave alone."
I do not know how long we are talking with each other. All I know is that I am happy to be with her.
We are laughing together. This is the first time that I felt this kind of genuine happiness.
I wish this will never stop.
"Wow, you are now close huh?" dad said.
He just came from talking to the person over the phone.
"You are right, Love. Sarah is really a good daughter," Miss Fatima said.
"See? I told you."
This is the first step of having a new and happy family. I hope that this will be permanent.
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
Miss Fatima's POV"Miss Fatima, am I doing well?" Sarah asked me."Yes. You are doing so good," I replied.Her fingers move so fast while playing the Bohemian Rhapsody in piano.While watching Sarah, my phone rings."Sarah?" I interrupt her."Yes?""I am going to answer this call. Just continue on playing."Her nod is a signal that I can leave and answer the phone call.I look at my phone to know who is the caller but the display is just a number."Hello? Who is this?"(Miss Fatima!)Wait! That voice sounds familiar!"Geneveive? Is that you?"Geneveive is my assistant. I feel nervous. She will not call me if there is no emergency in the restaurant.(Ma'am. Please go here in the restaurant. There is a very big
Miss Fatima's POVWe are still here in the restaurant, checking and analyzing the CCTV footage from the chef's area."Can you sat when is the time that the insects were discovered in the chef's area?" PO2 Lopez asked the old woman.The old woman thinks for some second before she answers the policeman's question."Maybe, before 12 noon. I am not sure."The police authorities started to look for the CCTV footage before 12 noon at this day. It took them only a few minutes to find the footage. They start at 11:30 am.We are just sitting still while facing the monitor and keeping our eyes landed on its screen.At the start of the footage, there is nothing suspicious in the chef's area. As usual, the chefs are cooking the orders of the costumers.We just watched the footage. After several minutes, there is still nothing to worry. The policemen