With pain evident in her eyes and voice, Emma (Janella Salvador) rejects Elias (Joshua Garcia), rubbing in that a romantic relationship between them is hardly possible.
Elias breaks down in tears as he feels the agonizing heartache brought by Emma’s puzzling reasons. He knows that they both feel the same way but Elias can’t comprehend why Emma would always choose to deny the mutual affection between them.
Emma runs out of words and all she manages to say is ‘sorry’.
Next day, Emma arrives at the city hall with the Dako Pa Roon crew to attend a meeting called by the Las Espadas acting Mayor. The group chances upon Elias and Intoy (Neil Coleta) after the event.
Elias breaks the ice between him and Emma, saying he totally understands and respects Emma’s decision. Emma agrees but the scene remains enveloped with tension. Traces of heartache are seen in both Emma and
Elia’s eyes despite the smiles they try to display on their faces.
In a succeeding scene, Elias tries to drown the feelings of hurt with bottles of liquor. Almost tearing up, Elias expresses his certainty that Emma is also in love with him. He knows that Emma simply rejected him because of her ‘secret’. Elias thinks about digging up whatever Emma is trying to hide; hoping that doing so would break the barrier between them.
At Dako Pa Roon, Emma cries on Manay Ichu (Malou de Guzman)’s shoulders. Emma admits that the decision to turn down Elias also makes her feel upset and she didn’t expect that it would hurt her that bad.