More heartwarming moments between Emma (Janella Salvador) and Elias (Joshua Garcia) happen as they celebrate Buena Tierra’s feast day. They decide to join a Mud Festival 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.
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.
That night, Emma and Elias have fun at the town’s carnival where Emma gets a pillow-shaped heart and gives it to Elias as a gift. Elias teases Emma for her sweet gesture until the latter is glowing with glee.
Later, remorse forces Emma to shut Elias out, saying she has done a lot of mistakes which makes her unworthy of Elias’ kindness. Emma feels like she is a mess. Moreover, she recalls Camila (Maja Salvador)’s warning about love and men.
As always, Elias still sees the good in Emma. That night, he takes the courage to profess his feelings, calling Emma the blinding light he would always want to stare at. Elias pours his heart out, not just to unload his feelings, but to soothe Emma’s sorrow.
A guilt-stricken Emma runs away after Elias’ sincere confession.
The next day, Elias drops Emma off at Dako Paroon. Before leaving, he boldly asks if he stands a chance with Emma. Elias gets his heart broken and his mind puzzled when Emma says that she is still clueless.
A manly talk happens between Elias and Intoy as they try to figure out Emma’s response. For Intoy, Emma’s answer could possibly mean that she has feelings for Elias but is still searching for the right words to say or Emma doesn’t like Elias at all.