The new graduate-soldiers head home for a short break before they start in their first mission.
Abe (Carlo Aquino)’s mother, Maysam (Isay Alvarez) is extremely proud of her son. She says that if Abe’s father is still alive, they could’ve worked hand in hand in pursuing their beliefs. Abe recalls his father’s last words about hope which he knows are pertaining to the pursuit of peace. So, he thought of joining the military. This way, he could hold the power to reach both warring camps, as a soldier and a Moro, and be an instrument of amity.
Abe’s uncle enters the scene to firmly remind him that his father died under the hands of the military, that the soldiers are their enemy, and that a proper dialogue holds no effect. The argument hints that Abe’s father was an advocate of Peace Talks.
Abe asserts that his father did not die in vain and that they are still unsure of who killed him. Abe detests hearing his uncle brand the soldiers as enemies since he is now one of them.
The scene cuts to Abe talking with his fiancée, Aaliyah. He explains that new soldiers are not advised to get married soon, so he requests Aaliyah for more time while he goes into missions and save up for their wedding. Abe feels relieved after receiving Aaliyah’s support.