The soldiers show glimpse of their hearts following a death-defying test mission against a group of terrorists. Abe (Carlo Aquino)’s heart is filled with gloom. As he requested, he attends a traditional Islam ceremonies in laying Aaliyah (Elora Espano)’s parents to rest. Abe feels guilty for not being able to save Aaliyah’s parents from the hostage-takers. Adding more to his pain is the growing distance between him and his fiancée because of his failure. Aaliyah thinks that the lives of Moros like her and that of her parents aren’t given fair treatment unlike the foreign hostages who the military managed to save unhurt.
Abe keeps on asking for Aaliyah’s forgiveness. But no matter how much he tries to defend his side and that of the army’s, the tragic incident is turning Aaliyah into an embittered woman. Abe leaves Aaliyah’s side for the meantime, at her own behest.
At the Evacuation Center, Elmer (Vin Abrenica) catches up on Alex (Gerald Anderson) and then bids goodbye before going back to the camp in Bulacan. He prolongs the friendly conversation by initiating small talks about their mission and parents. Alex hints at feeling surprised with the changes in Elmer’s attitude. Elmer smiles sheepishly and admits that the recent mission made him realize that value of brotherhood especially for the two of them. Besides, he thinks that a man changes for the better when about to become a father. Lourd (Sue Ramirez) approaches the siblings, cueing Elmer to exit the scene and give Alex and Lourd the chance to talk about their issues.
Lourd sets things straight and forbids Alex from wooing her without giving much explanation. But the truth is she only feels jealous and disappointed, thinking that Alex was the third party to Elmer and Grace (Claire Ruiz)’s breakup in the past. After having been lectured by the girl he likes, Alex no longer insists to take another chance, at least not at that moment.