The chain of mid-boggling events in Las Espadas brings Emma (Janella Salvador) in a deep emotional turmoil. Trying to escape from her problems, she comes with Elias (Joshua Garcia) to Buena Tierra, a distant town. In there, Emma meets a couple who has long been friends with Elias.
Upon Emma and Elias’ arrival, the husband and wife start teasing them, noting that they look good together. Lani even urges Emma to give Elias a chance and says a good guy like Elias rarely exists nowadays. Emma seems affected by Lani’s advice and she begins to recollect the many times Elias stood by her side.
More heartwarming moments between Emma and Elias happen as they prepare for Buena Tierra’s feast day. They decide to join a parade in where participants are required to smear their skin with mud and wear dry leaves. According to Elias, the mud represents a person’s sins and washing the body afterwards symbolizes cleansing. Elias helps Emma coat her face and shoulders with more mud. The moment appears romantic, drawing teases from Lani and her husband.
During the parade, Emma and Elias ask for alms from the audience as still part of the tradition. Emma obviously gets more comfortable with Elias’ company, not knowing that Seth (Marco Gallo) has caught a sight of her. It can be recalled that Seth was a schoolmate who did hurt Emma’s feelings.
Emma and Elias reach the end of the parade, the church, after a long walk. Upon lighting their candles, Elias holds Emma’s hands and assures her that he will always be by her side no matter what happens. Emma appears deeply touched by Elias’ gesture and promise. She is in awe of how Elias remains kind despite all the struggles he has gone through at a young age.
Elias appears vulnerable as he shares his sentiments. He admits that his life is not as happy as it seems. He has been judged and ridiculed as well. Flashbacks show Elias’ life as a child. A young Elias is seen getting bullied and called as a bearer of bad luck. Ingrid (Keana Reeves) and a young Luna (Alexa Ilacad) came to his defense.
Back in the scene at the church, Emma comforts Elias. With all sincerity, she calls Elias a good man and adds that he seems to carry a positive light with him at all times. Emma describes Elias’ glow as something delightful.
After the parade, Elias can’t help by stare at Emma’s beauty as she cleanses her face.