Previously, Elias (Joshua Garcia) went to Manila to clear out the mysteries in Emma (Janella Salvador)’s life. In an encounter with Emma’s childhood friend, Elias learned that Emma was adopted by a rich family contrary to her claims that she grew up in the orphanage. Elias is puzzled with Emma’s motive for tweaking details of her life story. Meanwhile, a mysterious woman listened to the conversation. The succeeding scenes established that the woman followed Elias in Las Espadas. She even pretended wanting to buy flowers at Elias’ farm.
While doing his delivery works, Elias sees the mysterious woman again. Elias approaches her. To his surprise, the woman introduces herself as Aurora (Maricel Morales), Emma’s mother. Elias seems skeptical at first, doubtful on Aurora’s sudden concern after abandoning Emma as a child.
Aurora justifies her actions, saying she got sick and addicted to illegal substance. A man named Fonzy helped her avail medical help. When she recovered from her condition, Aurora tried to look for Emma in the place where she left her.
Aurora pleads Elias to help her see Emma again. Aurora adds that Las Espadas would only put Emma in danger.
Elias tries to contact Emma but she opts to reject his calls. He secretly takes a photo of Aurora and sends it to Emma.
Later that night, Emma agrees to meet with Elias and Aurora. But, before Emma arrives at the meeting place, Aurora leaves without warning upon hearing the siren of a police mobile.
Emma breaks down in tears as she tries to figure out why Aurora always has the courage to leave anytime she wants to. Elias embraces Emma to soothe her heartache. The two then share a conversation as Emma opens up on her painful past.
Emma says she loves her mother too much despite the shortcomings. According to Emma’s narrative, her drunkard father used to beat her up as a kid. But Aurora would always come to her defense and take the physical assaults on Emma’s behalf. However, she has come to accept that Aurora’s love isn’t unconditional.
Emma displays her vulnerability in front of Elias as if she’s tired of faking her actions. Emma slowly unveils her true self and begins talking in her innate persona. Emma takes off her mask and shows her sophisticated and tough side.
Elias comforts Emma and tells her that she is not meant to live in a sham world, either. Emma continues expressing her sentiments. She says it might be the last time she and Elias would face each other as friends, certain that Elias would hate her the next time.
Elias is puzzled with Emma’s words and her surprising façade. He takes a quick call and find Emma’s seat empty afterwards. Elias gazes at the area and fails to catch Emma.