Looking at how they fell in love and got snarled up in their respective mothers’ endless rift, Jake (Grae Fernandez) and Hope (Kira Balinger)’s story is reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet’s classic tale. Theirs is a young love threatened by a ‘war’ that started before they were born. It’s dramatic and complicated.
But in this Toplist from Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, we give you a breather from all the intense happenings in the most talked-about drama on primetime. Here are the light, sweetest moments of Jake and Hope that will give you refreshing ‘soulmate’ vibes!
They have many times proven that love is not limited to circumstances. Despite the chaos around them, the sham and anger, Jake and Hope are gravitated towards each other. At campus, they talk in silence, making do with a sweet exchange of smiles and stares.
Hope’s medical condition added a layer of conflict. Call it kismet because Jake was the only potential donor for her bone marrow transplant. He now has a part of him in her. She survived because of him.
Prior to that, not even the TRO filed by Ellice (Iza Calzado) would stop him from checking out on her. He disguised to sneak inside the hospital room. He was scared. She told him to stop worrying. After all, his presence was more than enough to give her strength. Hope felt better just seeing Jake, although it was illegal.
In a scene, Jake made do with flying a kite to express his love and support. Hope saw the kite by the hospital room’s window and she knew it was Jake telling her a message. There is an invisible string that binds them together. They just connect. “I just know. Nararamdaman ko na nakatingin kami sa iisang langit ngayon,” he said.
When things got worse, they found comfort in each other, although it was a bad decision to elope and run away from the problems. Yet, for Hope, all she would ever need to survive is Jake’s presence. There was a scene where they prayed inside a church following Jake’s confession that they are not real siblings. They looked into each other’s eyes and without much talking understood their hearts’ silent prayers. They love each other – the kind of love that breathes hope and reason to live.
Living together away from their warring families, Jake and Hope only have each other to surpass the challenges. In a scene, she embraced him when he came home from the market, saying he kept her worried. He explained that he went out because he wanted to cook and take care of her. Soothing her worries, he gave her flowers.
In a scene where they almost kissed, Jake and Hope had a meaningful conversation about the problems tailing them. At that time, danger was lurking around. With traces of fear in her eyes, Hope told Jake that she’s scared of losing him. He promised that she won’t. Jake assured Hope that he will protect her even if it entails sacrifices, “Kahit anong gulo pa man yan, hindi kita pababayaan. You won’t lose me. Nandito lang ako sa tabi mo hanggang sa huling hininga ko.”
Is there a happy ending awaiting Jake and Hope? Don’t miss the last three weeks of Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, created by Dindo C. Perez and Julie Anne R. Benitez and directed by FM Reyes and Avel Sunpongco, airing every Monday to Friday on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.