Second Lieutenant Rhian Bonifacio is tough on the facade; a well-trained assassin who lives each day believing that she was born and raised for an important mission – infiltrating the military and killing General Marcial de Leon (Albert Martinez). All these schemes are perfectly plotted by her father, Tiyago (Tirso Cruz III). Not knowing that she is just a spawn of Tiyago’s twisted form of revenge, Rhian offers her whole self for her mission in return of the affection she yearns from her parents.
Rhian moves an inch closer to her enemies but only to feel loved and accepted in their world. As her multi-faceted life becomes more complicated, Rhian catches herself battling a warfare between her heart and mind.
In a surprising work of fate, Rhian meets an accident in the sea; and the waves have fortunately brought her to the shore of an island in Sto. Francisco in Ilocos Norte. A plain mother named Sabel (Maricel Soriano) discovers Rhian’s unconscious body. Rhian unexpectedly feels at home and accepted in the island and under the care of kind-hearted strangers.
Since then, the tranquil place of Sto. Francisco has become Rhian’s other world; and through Sabel, Rhian finally receives the motherly care she was deprived of. A mother figure that she truly is, Sabel wholeheartedly loves Rhian like her own; and this kind of genuine warmth is the only instrument that made Rhian attuned to her true desires.
Most of Sabel and Rhian’s conversations are heartfelt; often flooded with tears and woeful emotions. An unexplainable connection ties them that Rhian is never afraid to become vulnerable in front of Sabel. Rhian knows that she will never be judged no matter what Sabel hears and sees from her. The secret spy even admitted her mission to Sabel; in hopes to release the suffocating feelings killing her inside.
In times of uncertainty, Sabel never fails to give Rhian a clearer perspective of things. Her wisdom, showered with sincerity and concern, helps Rhian make wiser decisions. Sabel always enlightens Rhian through her honest advice.
Rhian journeys to Sto. Francisco and runs to Sabel for comfort every time she feels weak and tired of the games she plays in the city. Like a little child, Rhian often cries on Sabel’s shoulders knowing that her Nanang would ease her pain.