Exploring the different facets of human connection, A Soldier’s Heart introduced the story of Elmer (Vin Abrenica) and Grace (Claire Ruiz), the once perfect couple broken by fatal relationship poisons – betrayal, distance, and rejection. But they crossed paths once again and found the perfect antidote to cure their wounded hearts.
After three years since walking out of Elmer’s life, Grace showed up again on his graduation day. She was evidently timid while he was intentionally distant and rude, enough to hint at a bad breakup in the past. Questions were finally answered, with Grace confessing that he cheated on Elmer, thus, saying ‘no’ to his marriage proposal three years ago.
Knowing that Grace was desperate for his forgiveness, Elmer asked his ex-girlfriend to come over his place to kiss and makeup. The reconciliation ended in a love scene and Elmer asking Grace to attend his party that night. Her face glowed with a tranquil smile but only to end up getting surprised by a heartbreaking twist. She arrived at the party just in time when Elmer announced his relationship with another girl. Grace learned that Elmer orchestrated everything to get his revenge twice the humiliation she once gave him.
Fate made a way to reopen Elmer and Grace’s book. Another chapter began when they confirmed Grace’s pregnancy. The narrative wasn’t smooth-sailing still, as Elmer only wanted to co-parent the child despite her obvious wish to build a complete family with him. Until Grace suffered from a pregnancy complication forcing her to stay under the Marasigan abode.
Grace kept on wishing for Elmer’s change of heart, hoping that it’s not too late to start all over again. We knew she was getting her prayers answered little by little when Elmer satisfied her pregnancy cravings. He sent her pieces of durian fruit while he was on a mission in Davao City. The expectant parents were all smiles as they exchange messages about his sweet and surprising gesture. It was the start of their second chance at love.
Despite the betrayal and heartache that once tore them apart, Elmer and Grace managed to save their relationship. The process might have been difficult, let alone painful, but they have many times proved that what’s meant to be will always prevail in the end.