Fans of The Iron Heart have found another reason to be extremely addicted to the action-drama series: the refreshing chemistry of young stars Louise Abuel and Andi Abaya, who play Troy and Maia, respectively. Their characters bring the right mixture of kilig and typical teenage trouble – simply hard to resist. Check out their scenes via this Friday 5 video.
The first clip shows Troy looking at the beautiful transferee from a distance, ‘ligaw-tingin’ as they call it. He had the chance to get Maia’s attention by saving her from the bullies who cut lines in the school cafeteria. But instead of ‘pogi’ points, he got an injury due to a strong punch that landed on his nose. Troy felt like a loser in front of the girl he likes.
He thought he found the answer to his problem when Cronus (Anthony Jennings) approached him and offered him the trick to being ‘maangas,’ which is to have lots of money and be friends with the cool guys. Cronus recruited him in a troll farm, and the perks looked so inviting he took the job seriously.
As if it opened a stroke of luck, he was noticed by Maia, who saved him from the school bullies. They got to talk and introduce themselves to each other. Maia also helped Troy cover his wound, so he doesn’t have to worry about going home with a souvenir from a school riot on his face. This means he can get his attention even without the ‘angas’ that Cronus promised to teach him. But he needs money to impress the girl, thus he continued with his job at the troll farm.
In the next scene, he brought Maia to a café. It was a low-key date and they got to know each other better, although Troy didn’t tell Maia about his illegal job. He simply said that he is a working student, earning her admiration.
When he invited her to a party in a club, she noticed the red flags. She observed that Troy and his friends were drinking hard. She asked if he ran away from home. Troy managed to dismiss Maia’s queries. But, hopefully, she’ll be the driving force to get him back on the right path.
Follow Troy and Maia’s budding romance in The Iron Heart, weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.