Exploring the different facets of human relationships, the Kapamilya series A Soldier’s Heart introduced the story of Abe (Carlo Aquino) and Aaliyah as one of its riveting elements. They are the engaged couple whose beautiful dreams were embittered by a series of tragic circumstances. But they crossed paths once again. And as we wait for them to find the perfect antidote to their wounded hearts, here is a Kapamilya Toplist looking back on their journey.
From the seven-man team we all adored in A Soldier’s Heart, Abe has been known for his strong ability to love and defy the social stigma attached to Moros like him. He grew up with only simple dreams–to become a soldier and build a happy home.
Abe saw the fulfilment of his heart’s desires on the horizon when his girlfriend Aaliyah said ‘yes’ to his marriage proposal. And while others despised his decision to join the army, Aaliyah allowed him to buy more time to make his military dreams happen before they settle down. She was supportive of his mission. She was patient with him. She believed in what he believed in.
However, all these turned sour when he failed to save her parents from a hostage-taking incident which led to an intense battle between the armed forces and the rebels. Her parents died in his arm, asked him to look after Aaliyah before taking their final breaths.
Knowing that she was mad and hurt, he pleaded for a break from work to mourn with her. Yet, all he could afford to give was a few hours of comfort and conversation. That was one of the most heartbreaking moments wherein Abe was painfully torn between his duties and personal obligations. And for the first time, Aaliyah was asking him to make a choice.
The tragic incident continued to embitter Aaliyah, leading to her blinded perspective. She started to see Moros like them as the oppressed, despite Abe’s endless explanation. While Abe said ‘sorry’ almost a million times, Aaliyah has already decided to end the relationship. She felt vulnerable. She felt she wanted more and she deserve more than just inconsistent and short visits from the man she wants to be with all the time.
Aaliyah left home. Abe kept on looking for her, keeping his promise to her parents. They crossed paths once again at Aaliyah’s workplace and the new community she belonged to where Abe was also doing his undercover mission.
Abe warned Aaliyah of the danger lurking around her. He will keep his promise to her parents even if they never end up together. But it was too late. The chaos ignited, putting Aaliyah’s life in danger as the rebels held her in captive. .She was fortunately saved by Elmer (Vin Abrenica)’s team while Abe was rushed to the camp after sustaining wounds.
We saw a flicker of hope in Abe and Aaliyah’s relationship when she called him up after the incident and when she decided to attest for his buddy, Alex (Gerald Anderson).
How will Abe and Aaliyah’s story end? Don’t miss the final week of A Soldier’s Heart on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.