Dearly Beloved (2024) Movie Script

- Hey!
- What's that?
- Okay, I'll give it to her.
- Sure.
What a great night, guys.
Good night.
You did great!
Where to?
To our favorite spot!
Madel, turn off he rice cooker
once it's done.
Deo doesn't want his rice too hot.
- Yes, ma'am.
- Okay.
- Mommy!
- You're ready? Very good.
Oh, my.
Here's your lunch.
Mommy will be back in a second.
Deo will arrive any minute.
Get the table ready.
He'll be hungry.
- Shall we go?
- Mommy.
Daddy's here! Let's go!
Oh, we'll get going. Let's go.
We're running late. Hurry up.
- Hi, Dy.
- Hi, babe.
How's work?
It's fine. A little stressful.
More yachts are docking for two weeks.
Nothing I can't handle.
More extended night shifts?
Don't worry about it.
It will all pay off when I get promoted.
Don't worry.
You have to make it up to me
when you're the manager.
Of course.
Whoa. How are you?
- Are you guys ready for school?
- Yes, Daddy.
You... little monster.
Behave, okay?
We don't want your teacher calling us
about you getting in trouble again.
No, Daddy. I'll behave.
I'm a good boy now.
Really? Stick to your promise, okay?
Let's go. Dy, eat something, okay?
I asked Madel to prepare your food.
- Bye, Dy.
- Bye.
Let's go!
Buckle up.
Nathan, I'll be picking you up early.
- Today's a Friday.
- Yes, Mommy.
Okay. Bye, Gelo.
Bye, Mommy! I love you, Mommy!
- Bye!
- Bye!
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Hi!
- Hi, Mommy.
- Thank you.
- Bye!
- Take care, Gelo.
- Hi, baby.
Give Mommy a kiss.
How's school?
- Good, Mommy.
- Good.
Did you behave?
- Yes.
- Okay, very good.
Gelo, you're all sweaty. You smell bad.
You smell so bad.
I left some things in the car.
Please bring them inside.
- Yes, ma'am.
- Who's the naughty kid?
Who's the naughty kid?
Hey, where's my kiss?
Seriously, Gelo?
- Have you eaten, Madel?
- I did, ma'am.
- Madel, make sure Gelo eats well.
- Yes, ma'am.
I'll leave everything in your care.
How was your day?
It was fine.
- Exhausting.
- Really?
I just want to stay here
beside you for a while.
I'm staying beside you.
I can sleep well knowing you're beside me.
I still need to wash up, Dy.
That's exactly what I want.
Hi, Daddy!
Your grandma's waiting for you.
- Okay. Bye, Mommy.
- Bye.
How are you?
I'm fine. What about you?
Good. A little busy.
We're bringing stuff from Dad's farm.
Do you want to see them? Come in.
Maybe next time.
The driver's waiting for me.
Why are you and Nathan in a taxi?
I have to go straight to the bar
for band rehearsal.
Deo needed the car.
You should have told me.
I could have picked him up myself.
It's okay.
Just remember to be early on Sunday.
He said he needs to finish
some work for school.
And, Keith, reduce his gaming time.
He stays up late playing.
- Okay, I'll do that.
- Bye.
- I'll get going.
- So tiring.
- See you.
- Our shift's over.
- Rock and roll!
- Rock and roll!
Look, it's easy.
Click and it comes right up.
- I see it.
- You good?
- Thank you.
- Okay.
- Karen.
- I'll go ahead, sir.
- Take care.
- Bye, sir.
- Mr. Smith!
- Hey.
- It's good to see you again.
- Nice to see you too.
May I escort you to the gambling station.
Really? Nice place.
Yeah. I prepared your merlot.
Thank you very much.
And who's this lovely lady?
Miss Claire Bear!
How have you been?
I've been doing good.
It's good to see you.
How's the slot machine?
I didn't win this time.
- Did you win?
- No.
No? Too bad.
- Next time.
- Yeah.
Thank you.
Michelle, could you take her to her room?
She'll assist you, okay?
Okay. Good night.
Yes, ma'am?
- I have a reservation.
- Okay.
Eric, assist her.
- How can I help you, ma'am?
- I have a reservation for tonight.
- For what time?
- For 9:30.
- Deo.
- Hey.
- Brother.
- Brother.
I was looking for you.
Sorry about that.
I was kind of busy at work.
- But...
- All right.
I have the clearance.
- Nice.
- You just have to sign it.
Now, you go in like a VIP.
All right, you spoil me, brother.
This is what I need right here.
Always, brother.
All right, we have the registration.
Bro, why does it say
"acting manager" right there?
How many months has it been?
They haven't promoted you yet?
Very soon.
- The management told me.
- Nice.
Actually, I had an interview last week.
Hopefully, hopefully, within this week...
I get to hear the good news!
- Nice!
- Yeah.
- Sounds like it's just a formality.
- Yeah.
Because, truth be told,
you know more about this job
than your boss.
To tell you the truth,
every time I come here,
you're the guy I go to
because you always got my papers
ready to go, that's what I like.
- You're too kind, man.
- Okay.
- Done?
- Yes!
- Okay.
- There you go.
Thank you.
Just stay there for the open mic.
Thank you so much.
- Cool.
- Shel, can't you do a fourth set?
I wish we could.
We're taking the kids out tomorrow.
There's a big crowd.
Don't worry. I'll extend the open mic.
Go home to your kids.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
They're here.
I'll just talk to them.
Who are they?
It's Beth Silvana. The event organizer.
She's with her team.
She's big in Manila.
They said they have an event here.
They are looking for a venue.
Hopefully, an opportunity for us.
- Okay.
- See you.
- Bye, Tina.
- Take care.
Hi, Daddy!
We're here in Olongapo at Granny's house.
Wow, really?
That's good.
Why are you still awake?
What are you up to?
It's okay, Daddy. It's the weekend,
and Granny says it's okay.
Where's your brother, Levi?
Hey, say hi to Daddy.
How was your trip from Manila?
It was fine.
Mommy had to leave right away.
She had a flight.
Daddy, I just wanted to remind you
that you're picking us up early tomorrow.
Yeah, yeah.
I had it set on my phone alarm.
After my work...
- I'll go there and pick you up.
- Yes!
- See you.
- Okay, Daddy.
We're going to bed now. Bye. Good night!
Good night.
- My, your favorite.
- Wow, thank you.
Dy, here. This is mine.
Mommy Shel. Where's Nathan?
Well, he's with his Dad.
Just like us,
we're spending time with Daddy.
Mommy, are you also Trixie's mommy?
No, Gelo, we have our own mommy.
Wait, how did that happen?
Gelo, we already talked about this, right?
It's like the same way
that Nathan's daddy is not your daddy.
It's that.
How about this?
Trixie is your sister.
Levi and Nathan are also your brothers.
So you are all siblings, okay?
Okay, kids. What do you want to do today?
Let's go to the park!
Let's go!
So, how was Rhoan
when you picked up Trixie?
A while ago?
She's fine, she's on a business trip.
This right here, ma'am,
the mango and the...
What about tomorrow?
Should we drive them back?
No need.
Rhoan will be here tomorrow.
She'll be here by morning
and pick up the kids in the afternoon.
My little monsters.
- Here are your treats.
- Thank you. Here.
- Here you go.
- Enjoy.
- Thank you, Mommy.
- Here, Madel.
Excuse me for a second.
Beth? Hi.
- Hi.
- Hi. Beth Silvana, right?
- Yes.
- I'm Shel.
Hi, Shel.
We were the band
performing last night at the bar,
but you arrived after our last song.
Right. Tina told me.
It's too bad. We're done
picking performers for the event.
I was just trying my luck.
You should see us perform
at the bar sometimes.
Sure, next time.
- Beth?
- Deo?
- Oh, my God! Is that you?
- Long time no see.
- I know.
- How are you?
What are you doing here?
I'm checking out
possible venues in the area.
By the way...
This is... This is Shel.
- My partner.
- Oh.
You guys know each other.
Beth and her team went to the bar.
- Small world.
- Right.
Look at you.
You look positively different.
I'm so busy.
- Beth.
- We have an event.
Let's go. We found the owner.
Shel, we'll try to come by
when we have time to watch your gig, okay?
- Okay.
- And, Deo, keep in touch.
- I will.
- Seriously.
I missed you. Good luck.
- Take care. See you, guys.
- Bye.
- Bye.
- Take care.
That was something.
- You really know her?
- Yeah.
Actually, she's Rhoan's second cousin.
She was Rhoan's bridesmaid at our wedding.
I last saw her...
when Levi was only this tall.
Wow. Has it been that long?
Are you okay?
What's the matter?
- Nothing.
- Are you sure?
The kids seem tired. Let's go.
Okay, My.
What is it?
All right.
I'm sorry.
Why say sorry
when you don't know what it's about?
That's why I'm saying sorry in advance.
I just want to know what I did wrong,
so I can apologize accordingly.
It's just frustrating, Dy.
You know Beth and you didn't tell me?
- So?
- Didn't you notice?
Her mood changed
after you said I was your partner.
I didn't see that.
What "changed"?
You should've given me a heads-up.
A heads-up?
Hold on.
When I got there...
you two were already talking, right?
How could I give you a heads-up?
So annoying!
What's this about?
Rhoan's family has known for a long time
that we're separated.
So there's nothing to worry about.
In the first place,
Rhoan was the first to move on.
So, please, love. Don't worry.
But it was awkward, Dy.
I wouldn't mind if they were just friends,
but they were family.
So what?
Dy, I asked her to watch us perform.
Then ignore her.
I can't just do that. We need this gig.
Then do your best.
This is frustrating, Dy.
You know what, stop overthinking.
You're only punishing yourself.
If Beth decides to hire you,
then they're very lucky
because you are one of the best.
I don't know.
Come here, My.
It feels off.
It's annoying.
What's off about it?
What are you looking at anyway?
This will be our dream house.
It's captivating.
You're right.
I know, right?
What if we decide to settle down?
Just a little more time, okay?
We'll prepare for it.
- Wow!
- Hello, Uncle!
What a cute little guy.
Bless you.
He looks like both of you.
Uncle Larry.
- How are you?
- I'm okay.
I'm Camille and Jason's godfather.
That's why I'm here.
I see!
Where's Aunt Leni?
She's very busy.
You see, next year will be
our 25th wedding anniversary.
So she's been very busy.
Twenty-five years?
That's a very long time.
That's true.
How's everything between you and Shel?
Shel and I?
- Very good.
- And the kids?
They're here. They're doing well.
What about Rhoan?
It's okay, Deo.
Marriage is not for everyone.
But commitment though
is totally different.
It's a choice.
It's a choice that you make
each and every single day.
By the way,
do you and Rhoan plan to get an annulment?
Yes, hopefully.
I'm saving up for a lawyer.
But Rhoan isn't rushing me.
We had a prenuptial agreement.
I'm not a threat to her assets.
What about Shel?
Is she okay with the situation?
To be honest...
We're planning to buy a house.
- Whoa.
- Yeah.
But it's not that easy.
It's hard to deal with the documents
because we're still
both married to our spouses,
so it's really, really difficult.
That's true. You're right.
Annulment in this country
is a painful and expensive process.
The Philippines is the only country
that has no divorce.
And the Vatican, as well.
The Vatican?
Is there any chance for a priest
and a nun to get married there?
They can't.
Dad, Mom's here!
- Bye, Trixie.
- Bye!
- Bye!
- Bye, Levi.
- Bye, Gelo.
- Levi.
Hi, Deo. I'm so sorry I'm late.
My flight from Davao got delayed.
I left Manila after lunch.
It's okay.
We just got here anyway.
The kids enjoyed the party.
- Is that so?
- Yeah.
- Good day.
- That's great.
Wait, are you sure you can still drive?
You're probably tired.
You can stay a bit.
No, Deo. It's okay.
I don't mind the drive.
And we'll probably be home
in less than three hours.
And that's better
than driving late at night.
You know, the kids have school tomorrow.
They can sleep in the car.
All right then. Drive safe.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Bye, Trixie. I'll miss you!
- Bye!
- Gelo, I'll miss you!
Bye, Levi!
- Go ahead.
- It's time to eat!
By the way, Beth texted me.
She said she saw you guys.
Yeah, at the food park.
We were with the kids.
Okay. Good. We're gonna go.
- All right.
- Bye!
- Say, "Bye, Daddy."
- Bye, Daddy!
Your ex looks so pretty.
I bet she has the smoothest underarms.
She dresses with elegance.
And she looks even prettier now
compared to when we first met.
She doesn't look like she's stressed out.
Let's just get inside.
Mommy. Let's play.
Okay. Mommy will just get changed.
- Okay.
- Okay.
You know, Rhoan's always been like that.
She's used to handling pressure.
Her family prepared her since childhood
to handle their businesses.
I know.
If only we'd met in a different lifetime,
maybe I could be her fan
or we could be best friends.
You know.
Hey, why not?
You still can be.
Are you serious?
Obviously, it won't happen now.
- Dy.
- Yeah?
Are you sure?
You don't feel anything when you see her?
What kind of question is that?
It's a serious question, okay?
When I see Keith,
I don't feel anything at all anymore.
Even though he's changed a lot
since we split up,
God, I learned my lesson.
Yeah. Same.
Wait a minute, what's with
these questions anyway?
Hey, what?
Fine, listen.
What was between Rhoan and I
was a long time ago.
We were in love, yes.
Well, it was also different.
It was a toxic relationship.
We both were unfaithful.
We both fell for different people.
We knew what was happening.
We both fell out of love.
So, that's it.
That's the end of it.
Why force ourselves on each other
when we know it's over?
If you really want to be like Rhoan,
sure, why not?
I'll support you.
Just don't get pressured.
She grew up in a different world.
Us, we're not like her.
We're self-made.
And you will always be special to me.
Mommy, Mommy, let's play!
Okay, baby.
Who's that guy?
- Beats me.
- From head office?
- Why is he here?
- What's going on?
I've never seen him before.
- Good evening, everyone.
- Good evening sir.
Thank you all for coming in
at such short notice.
I want to introduce you to Zach Lopez.
He's our newly hired front desk manager.
You'll all be working with him
from now on.
Hi, everyone. Pleased to meet you all.
I've seen every one of you
doing really, really good.
I hope we can all push harder though.
You know, to see a better performance.
Okay, guys. Carry on.
We'll take some time to orient Zach.
And, of course, please,
this week, synergize
so we can get up to speed.
- Deo, let's talk. Five minutes.
- Yes, sir.
- Let's go.
- Come on.
- Who's that?
- Where is he from?
- Do you know him?
- No.
- I thought Sir Deo would be the manager?
- He's weird.
So weird.
- He kept snapping his fingers.
- He shocked all of us!
I'm so confused.
I thought you quit smoking.
It's just for tonight.
So, remind me again, man,
why do they keep interviewing you
if they got no intention of promoting you?
They told me...
"We see your potential,
but we need somebody
with corporate skills."
You know what?
It's always been my insecurity.
It makes me think...
Why not take a second course,
like, Business?
Maybe it could help me,
you know what I mean?
With all due respect, that's bullshit.
It's your grit that's gonna separate you.
I keep telling you, I can hook you up
with my friend's business.
Just send me your resume.
No, no, no.
They'll say...
I got in there because I know you.
I don't want that.
It's not even about that, bro.
If you want to make it in this world,
your biggest advantage
is your personal network.
And that's me.
What? It still bothers you
that I'm Rhoan's cousin?
Not really.
I just know how they think.
That if I get into trouble,
I'll beg them for help.
You know that, right?
And, yeah, I know,
Shel and I will argue about that.
I don't want that.
We're not friends
because I'm Rhoan's cousin, all right?
You're my friend because you're smart.
And when it comes to this work,
you're the most professional guy I know.
I got no idea
why you keep wanting to suffer here, man.
Don't worry, bro.
The management told me something.
They said there will be
new promotions and...
I will be selected as a candidate again.
You see?
They're just leading you on.
I don't see it like that.
I'll think about what you said.
Thank you.
All right. Well, it's your decision, bro.
I'll be here for a few more weeks
then I'll be shipping out.
So if you change your mind,
hopefully, it's while I'm still here
so I can help you out. All right?
I'm sorry, Shel.
I didn't know Beth and Rhoan
knew each other.
It's okay, Tina.
It's a little off.
For sure, with how Beth looked at me,
she'll never hire me.
Don't think of it that way.
Loosen up a bit.
Why didn't Deo give a heads-up?
I know, right?
That's what I was talking about.
He didn't get it.
Well, men are like that.
They don't understand how we feel.
See, you have
a complicated relationship with Deo.
To be fair to Deo,
I can see that he really loves you.
He's still with you.
- But until when?
- Beats me.
Shel, let's go.
I'm coming.
Tina, I need to go. Thank you.
- Okay. Bye.
- Bye.
This place is our mini bar.
And right now is our happy hour.
That's why we have a live band playing.
- Perfect. Should we get a drink?
- Yes, please.
- There's a band!
- Let's check it.
- Perfect! Happy hour!
- We're lucky to see the live band.
- Let's get one drink.
- Fine. One drink.
- Only one?
- Just one.
Isn't she the girl from the food park?
Shel, right?
You're right. It's her.
I see how she gets
a married man's attention.
- What a flirt.
- Don't say that.
Come on, look at her.
They're open about it, right?
- You said that.
- That's true.
Just keep it down. Someone might hear us.
Look, she's even grabbing
that guy's hand like this.
She can see you, you witch.
- What? Don't mind her.
- Ms. Beth...
Would you like to see more?
- Sure.
- Follow me, please.
So, why did Immigration
hold the other yacht's documents?
Some guests will not be able
to sail tomorrow.
Come on, Karen. Tell me.
Sir, we went there,
but it closed early.
That's not a valid reason!
You know we have protocols to follow.
If we don't fix this,
we'll lose the club members.
You're not new here, right?
Excuse me... Zach.
It's Sir Zach. Sir Zach.
Sorry. Sir Zach.
Don't worry about it.
I'll help her fix this.
I have a friend at Immigration,
and he can expedite this, ASAP, sir.
I'll handle this, sir.
Fine. You fix this.
Because this one seems brain dead.
- Yes, sir.
- Here.
Deo, change this tag already.
Only one verification is missing.
What's he so mad about?
That's what I was trying to explain.
He got mad out of the blue.
He has no idea
how we do things around here.
Don't worry. I will call my friend, okay?
Just relax.
I got this.
Thank you, Sir Deo.
I don't understand this.
You should've been the manager,
not that weirdo.
- Hey.
- They hired a clown who has a temper.
He might hear you.
Just go home.
Eric and I will take care of this.
I'll walk you out.
- Sir.
- Thank you, Sir Deo.
I'll see you.
He's getting on my nerves.
You think he's on drugs?
He keeps snapping his fingers.
Hello. Hey, Tina.
- Hey.
- I'm heading in.
I have good news for you.
- For me?
- Yes. Just a second.
What is it?
- What is it?
- Good news for you and your band.
Greg is leaving.
He used to play
on Thursdays and Saturdays.
- And?
- I thought you'd like to take their slot.
Thank you for the offer, Tina.
Of course, we're cousins.
Seriously, you should think about it
before I offer it to others.
- Actually...
- What?
You know I only get to stay
with the kids on weekends, right?
I know, but still.
Aunt Mel asked about you.
I told her you're doing fine,
and we see each other a lot.
You know my mom.
She always asks people around me.
Don't dwell on it too much.
She's like that.
Even since I was with Keith.
She's always been against
my choice of men.
But she loves her grandchildren,
and I'm happy about that.
Your mom just misses you.
- Thank you, Tina.
- All right.
- I'm going in.
- Go ahead.
- Thank you, bye.
- All right.
- What's up?
- Doing good.
Mommy, Mommy, I need to wee-wee!
- Go ahead. All right.
- I'll take her, ma'am.
Come with me, Gelo.
Dy, why are you still awake?
Bro, Zach is the CEO's nephew,
so that's why.
Mommy, Mommy, I'm hungry.
All right, you can eat.
Madel, please prepare food.
- Okay.
- And change his clothes.
Are you okay?
What's bothering you?
You can tell me.
Did something happen at work?
I was just thinking.
I've been working for them
for a long time.
I don't think I'm growing.
I might get a better shot
if I move to another company.
You don't want to be with them?
Dy, I need to know these things
before making any decisions.
It's the middle of the school year.
We have needs.
My gigs can't pay for everything...
What if you find it hard
getting another job?
This might be bad timing.
I'm not quitting.
I'm just thinking.
Do you know Ricky?
He moved to another company.
The one along SCTEX.
He invited me to join him.
I hesitated.
Because I knew it would be hard
for us to adjust.
All I'm saying is...
If I don't make a move now...
I might not get...
another chance, you know.
Dy, sorry.
I don't want to see you like this.
I'm building my confidence.
I'm hoping to get a full-time job
to help provide for this family.
Don't pressure yourself.
Gelo's still a kid.
He needs you.
You know how he throws
those tantrums sometimes.
Only you can make him feel safe.
I'm gonna rest now.
Have fun playing.
Hey, Shel, what's up?
Tina, sorry, are you busy?
I was about to leave,
to get supplies for the bar.
What is it?
I'm in.
I'll take the Thursday and Saturday slots.
Is it still available?
Yes, of course.
- You sure about this?
- Yeah.
I'm sure. Thank you, Tina.
Don't worry about it.
You're my cousin. I'll see you around.
Keith, can we meet?
You're the last person
I expected to send me an invite.
I've been meaning to talk to you.
It's about...
Nathan's expenses.
Especially now that he's in junior high.
The money you're sending
just isn't enough.
Could you send more?
Is that all?
Sure, I'll send more.
Well, aside from that,
remember, you were away for four years.
I paid for everything.
I'm still repaying the loan.
It's kind of a big debt.
I'm really sorry.
I just didn't know
how to tell you about this.
It's been a long time, but...
Don't you think I deserve compensation?
No, it's okay, Shel.
It was a difficult time for you and I.
I should apologize
for all the pain I've caused you.
You've really changed a lot.
I was actually expecting an argument.
But thank you
for really having patience with me.
I did a lot of bad things
to you and Nathan.
It's the least I can do.
I know we've lost our chance
to be together, but that's okay.
I just want us to start fresh.
We both deserve that.
And another thing.
It's time for an annulment.
I talked to my parents about it.
Don't worry about the expenses.
I'll take care it.
- Really?
- I think it's about time.
I already spoke with a lawyer.
It's a long process,
but if we both cooperate,
that will minimize the challenges.
I will cooperate as long as
I have full custody of Nathan.
Shel, I won't change that.
We're both okay with Nathan.
So, what's up with Deo?
Do they have annulment plans?
They do.
What's taking them so long?
I heard he and his ex's family
are on good terms.
They could have done this ages ago.
Deo's just focused on many things.
He's just busy.
Gelo's here.
Gelo's here.
- Yes, I'm sorry.
- It's okay.
- Bye, Teacher.
- Bye!
- How was school, baby?
- It was fine.
Okay, let's go.
- I'll go ahead, ma'am.
- Okay.
Levi, I heard you're graduating.
That's great.
Mommy said we're going on a trip
to celebrate Levi's graduation.
Oh, that's amazing.
We should get Levi a gift, Daddy, Gelo.
Mommy, I'm also graduating.
Do I get a gift too?
He's right, Daddy.
What should we buy for Gelo?
No, Gelo and I aren't the same!
What did you say, Levi?
I said, me and Gelo aren't the same.
I'm in grade six, and he's just a kid.
He doesn't even deserve a gift.
- Levi, that's rude!
- Shut up, Trixie!
Stop that!
Mommy, I'm sorry.
Baby, it's not your fault, okay?
Trixie, maybe Levi isn't feeling well.
That's all. I'll talk to him, okay?
You know! You got it, bro! Yeah!
I said, "It's mine, I'm buying it!"
Excuse me, sir.
You called for me?
Have a seat.
Yeah. Sit down.
There's no easy way around saying this.
But we've been receiving some complaints.
Regarding Zach.
We want to make sure
we understand both sides.
That old staff aren't involved in this.
Excuse me, sir?
What do you mean?
Don't play dumb!
You convinced my people
to put me in a bad light.
- Zach, wait.
- What are you talking about?
- You tell me!
- Okay, wait.
The complaints that are coming in
are about his appointment.
In light of that you're vying
for his position before that.
And there are some that are saying
that our team was performing better
when you were the acting manager.
Sir, are you accusing me
of manipulating the staff?
No, no. Wait.
"Accusing" is a strong word.
No, sir. I feel that's
what you're implying.
So, what?
We're just trying to be fair here.
This is bullshit.
Sir! I've been working for this company
for a long time.
You know me. I don't do these things.
I'm not accusing you.
Then, what are you doing? What is this?
What do you call this?
Sir, with all due respect,
if you knew that putting me
on the same team
after losing my position
was a conflict of interest,
then you should've transferred me
to a different department.
Because he can't think
outside of the box, sir.
If people complain about him,
it's on him, not me, sir.
- Me?
- Yes, you!
You can't even do basic stuff
in your department correctly.
Yes, but, this is...
We have to talk this out and be fair.
That's why we're doing this.
We want to know both sides, right?
You know what?
I've had enough. This is not fair at all,
and I will not tolerate this anymore.
I'm really sorry.
- Guilty. See?
- Zach.
- Guilty.
- Zach.
"I will not tolerate this." Guilty.
That's what I'm telling you, bro.
See, walking out. Guilty.
I knew I was right.
Lucia, you called?
Sir, I'm sorry.
We rushed Levi to the hospital.
What happened to Levi?
He's been having a fever
for several nights.
Miss Rhoan wants to have him tested.
The doctor said it could be dengue.
Where's Rhoan?
She's in Davao for a conference.
She said she'll be back soon.
Okay. Which hospital?
I'll be there.
Sacred Heart. He's in the emergency room.
Okay. What about the nurse?
Is there a nurse around?
I want to talk to the nurse.
Okay, hold on.
- Yes, sir?
- Yes, nurse?
Yeah, I'm his father.
How's Levi?
Why are you here? You should be at work.
Levi is in the hospital.
- What are you planning to do?
- This. I'm going there.
Rhoan isn't there.
I can't leave everything to the nanny.
I need to be there for him.
I'm also on indefinite leave.
- What? Why?
- I have to go.
Ma'am, your cab's here.
Thank you.
Nathan, let's go.
Mommy, what happened? Where's Daddy?
Levi is in the hospital.
Your dad's taking care of him.
- Okay?
- What?
Is he okay?
Don't worry.
Mommy, will Daddy stay at Levi's for good?
Gelo, why would you even... say that?
Because it was Trixie's wish.
She wants Daddy
to live with them always in Manila.
Like he used to be when she was small.
Stop thinking that. Come on, let's go.
Let's go, let's go.
Nurse, how's he doing?
He's stable, sir.
We have to monitor him
for the next few days,
for the blood platelets.
Just in case they drop.
I'll be back later.
Thank you.
Thank you.
All right, that was our last song.
Thank you all for coming.
Enjoy your night.
Come on.
So? Any news?
Everything will be okay, Shel.
Just hang in there.
Hello, Dy?
Hello, My.
Sorry, I wasn't able to call sooner.
I needed to find a charger.
Dy, I was so worried about you.
My, I'm really sorry. Really sorry.
How's Levi?
He's good. He's doing good.
That's good.
So, are you coming home?
I can't yet.
I need to stay,
in case his platelets drop.
I'm his only blood match.
They might need me.
So it's best if I stay.
Is... Rhoan with you? Will she stay there?
I don't know.
Earlier, Trixie called her.
She left to check on Trixie.
I don't know, My.
You don't know?
I'll call you back. The nurse is here.
Hey, Rhoan.
Mommy, will Daddy stay at Levi's for good?
My, Levi's okay. I'm coming home.
- Hey!
- Daddy!
I missed you!
I missed you too.
How's Levi?
He's okay.
Where's your mom?
She's upstairs, sir.
And you, just stay here and play,
you little squirt!
Play nice. Give me five.
Something wrong?
Are you okay?
What do you want me to say?
Something like, "Dy, how are you?"
"Dy, have you eaten?"
How are you?
Did you enjoy being with your wife?
What are you talking about?
My son was sick.
I know.
And you're with Rhoan.
You took care of your child.
So, did you enjoy it?
We were just there for Levi, nothing else.
We were there but not as a couple.
So I should just believe you
because you say so?
Yes, I would hope so!
Have I ever cheated on you?
Was I ever unfaithful to you?
Never, right?
You were, to your wife.
Yes, because of you.
That was us, right?
Now, you're making me out
to be the bad guy?
Let's fix this, Dy.
I hate this feeling
every time you are with them.
What are you trying to say?
Keith and I will get an annulment.
He said he'll take care of everything.
I'm saving up. I'll take responsibility
for our needs for now.
I want you to settle your annulment.
It's not that simple.
What do you mean by "not simple?"
You should have settled
your annulment years ago.
She can pay for the lawyers.
Tell her to pay for everything.
We'll pay her when we can.
Just give us time.
You know I can't do that.
Her entire family has looked down on me.
Like I'm a leech.
Like I'm the weaker one.
Now, you want me to prove them right?
You really want that?
I just want you to understand.
Is that the only reason, Deo?
Or is it that you just don't want
to cut your ties with her?
I've never lied to you.
It's even more complicated now.
I just need you to understand.
I've been patient with you.
Do you even care why I feel this way?
It feels like they still own you.
Because they are also my responsibility.
They're also my family.
Then stay with them!
Go and live with them!
Choose them. They're your family, right?
Go to them! Leave!
Just leave!
- Are you serious?
- Yes!
Get out!
- Madel, eat with us.
- Yes, ma'am.
Go on and eat, Nathan.
Go on.
Here. Finish that.
Mommy, are you okay?
Mommy's fine.
Eat up.
Bro, let's meet at the resort.
There we go.
- Good morning, Sir Jake.
- Good morning, Robert.
Hey, hey.
- Jake, my man!
- Hey.
What's up, bro?
Still kicking.
- I'm fine.
- Yeah?
Wow. It's a nice bike.
It rocks.
She's a beast.
- Yeah.
- I got a bunch.
You know, I miss riding.
Anytime you want, we can ride together.
- You can borrow this.
- Really?
It's been a while.
You're my man.
So, let's go?
- Let's go.
- Follow me.
You can stay here.
Now, it's not peak season,
but if we ran out of rooms,
we would have to kick you out.
I'm just messing with you.
- Stay here as long as you like.
- Thanks.
I don't want to be a burden.
I'm just gonna stay for a few nights.
Shel and I just need some space.
It's okay, bro.
But, what's your plan?
Good morning.
Are you going back to the yacht club?
I hate to say it, but I told you so.
Just send me your resume.
I'll send it to my connections.
Okay, let's do it, but...
Go easy on me.
Don't oversell me.
Jeez, man. All right, I got you.
Thanks, man.
Anytime. Come on.
- This one's yours.
- Thanks.
Let's have a seat.
- Thanks, Robert.
- You're welcome, sir.
- He always make the best drinks.
- Thank you.
It's hot today.
So, are you still thinking about Shel?
You know, to be honest,
that was the first time
I've seen Shel react that way.
Did I...
Did I really hurt her that much?
If you're not doing anything wrong...
And she knows that.
She's mad at our situation.
Because I can't give her what she wants.
Just give her some time, bro.
She'll calm down.
Mommy, do you want me
to take Gelo to his room?
It's okay.
This is what I want.
My baby, sleeping beside me.
Just like you used to do.
But now, you don't need me anymore.
Come on, Mom. What's with the drama?
Are you and Daddy Deo still okay?
I'm worried about you, Mommy.
The last time I saw you like this...
was when you had a fight with my dad.
You remember that?
Of course, Mommy.
I hate seeing you like that.
I'm just glad you left him.
I thought you blamed me
for leaving your dad.
It's much better like this.
I can't remember
you really being happy with my dad.
You were always arguing.
He was so mean to you.
He was so different back then.
Are you blaming us?
For ruining our family?
Never, Mommy.
I mean, yeah.
It would have been nice if it was fixed.
But our lives wouldn't be like this.
This is good enough for me.
Come on. Give your mommy a hug.
Now, I'm confused.
I don't know if this is still what I want.
What's wrong with you and Daddy Deo?
I can't explain it right now.
I just don't like it when his other family
takes all his attention.
It feels like Gelo and I only come second.
Mommy, why are you acting like this?
Mommy, whatever happens,
he's still Trixie and Levi's dad.
They will always look for him.
Tell me, Mommy.
If something bad happens to me,
and you have to leave Daddy Deo
and Gelo for a while,
wouldn't you do that for me?
Even if it means
spending time with my dad.
Of course, baby.
I won't ever leave your side.
Then that's it, Mommy.
Mommy, don't blame Daddy Deo
because of his own responsibilities.
I think he really loves you.
There we go.
Let's take a break?
- Let's go.
- I'm hungry.
- We'll be back.
- Okay.
Go ahead.
- Hi!
- Beth.
- Nice seeing you.
- Nice seeing you too.
What are you doing here?
I organized this event.
- This is your event?
- Yeah.
Thank you, Beth. I really needed this gig.
Don't worry about it. You're good.
That's why I recommended you.
I also showed your videos to the client,
the one you performed at the bar.
Thank you, thank you.
By the way,
you remember, we were looking
for a venue for our client's convention?
Well, we found it.
Your band made it.
I put you on the list of performers.
It's a three-month gig.
- Seriously?
- Yeah.
It will be thrice a week.
Oh, Beth. Thank you.
Don't mention it. I'll go ahead.
- It was nice seeing you. Take care.
- See you, bye.
I already talked to Gelo. Can we talk now?
Yup. Okay. I'll take care of it.
Consider it done.
All right. Thank you. Okay, bye.
- Mr. De Guia, I'm so sorry.
- It's okay, ma'am.
- You can call me Jing.
- Right, Ma'am Jing.
Yeah, have a seat.
All right.
Mr. De Guia, thank you so much for coming.
We asked you to come to tell you
that we want you to be part
of LDC Cruise Line.
We are greatly impressed with your CV
and recommendations,
mostly from our clients.
There's no reason for us not to hire you.
You are the most qualified person
for this job.
So... congratulations.
- Thank you, Ma'am Jing.
- Of course.
All right, Mr. De Guia.
Here's the contract.
Please read carefully.
The contract is for the first cycle.
Six months on board, two months' vacation
and another set of those
for the next three years.
The other details are there also.
And the offer is stated there as well.
It's a good offer, Mr. De Guia.
Yeah, it is.
If you're okay with the terms,
kindly please return the contract to us
so we can prepare your visa
and other documents.
And if you have other questions,
you may ask my secretary.
- Okay.
- Abby?
- Yes, ma'am?
- Thank you.
Abby, can you please assist Mr. De Guia?
- Thank you, Miss Jing.
- Again, congratulations.
Hello, Sir Deo. I brought you coffee.
Miss Rhoan is on her way.
Thank you!
How are you?
Well, sir. Same as ever.
Still looking fresh.
Jeez, I missed you!
- You never change.
- Same as ages ago.
I'll see you around.
Hi, Deo. I'm so sorry.
- Thanks.
- Welcome, ma'am.
How long have you been here?
A while, don't worry about it.
I should apologize for taking your time.
Sorry, it was on short notice.
It's okay. You're no stranger.
I just moved my meeting for later.
Grab a seat.
The kids aren't home yet.
They're still at school.
Okay, Deo. I've known you for too long.
I know you wouldn't come here
just for chit-chat, so...
What is it?
You see...
Shel and I, she wants...
We want a fresh start.
And I want to give it to her.
See, since we split up,
we never talked about our annulment, so...
I don't know.
But I'm hoping we can start the process.
Okay, Deo, I'm not gonna lie.
I have been thinking about it.
But as per our family lawyer,
it's gonna take a long time.
And, even though you signed a prenup,
it doesn't make the process any easier.
But maybe we could start on
at least something?
Maybe within this year?
I have a job offer, and...
the pay is good.
So I can afford the cost of the lawyer.
So... It wouldn't be a problem for you.
Deo, I simply cannot go through
any legal process right now.
I'm sorry, I've worked so hard
to be where I am in my career.
If I had to compromise my time to attend
these hearings and all that, sorry.
I have so much on my plate right now.
I just can't do it. I'm really sorry.
I'm so sorry.
But I'm doing my best.
We both are.
And we both made our choices.
Don't get me wrong.
I'm happy with my choice.
You're happy too, right?
Of course.
Now, all I'm asking is,
you understand my situation.
We will fix this.
Just not right now.
Yeah, no, it's okay, it's nothing.
Yeah, it went well?
Oh, wow. That's great.
Yes, sure. I'll be there soon.
Yeah, hold the fort for now, okay?
For the nights you're not here,
I'll book other performers.
It's only temporary,
or we can do an open mic.
Sure, Tina.
Don't worry.
After I'm done with all our gigs,
we will come back right away.
Yeah, you should.
Can you still do this?
Yes, this is nothing.
The truth?
It's hard.
You know what you
got yourself into, right?
I know.
I thought I knew
when I chose this situation.
After all my experiences with Keith,
I thought I could easily handle
another one with Deo.
It was supposed to be simple.
He loves me and I love him.
Just like that. As easy as it sounds.
It should be that simple, right?
Sometimes, I think of calling Deo.
So everything will be fine.
Can you really handle this?
Can you really accept everything?
If I take Deo back...
I also have to accept
the way people see me,
as a mistress.
I have to accept that at any time...
Deo could leave me.
But if I leave Deo for good...
Well, I'll be a single mom again.
Then, my mom would say
that I was selfish and didn't think about
the welfare of her grandchildren.
That my kids have different fathers.
Help me out, Tina.
What do you think I should do?
This is the exact reason
why I didn't marry.
I wonder if men think the same way
that we women do.
Or do women just overthink a lot?
You know, Tina,
talking about just being a provider,
I can easily do that.
Unfortunately, it's not the only thing
that's expected from a woman.
And we know that we can offer
more than just that.
I'm not in a position
to give you life-changing advice.
But you shouldn't make a decision
just to please other people.
You should love yourself.
I don't have time, I'm busy.
You're crazy.
Madel, is Gelo ready for school?
Yes, ma'am. He's just getting his bag.
Also, remind Nathan. We're running late.
Yes, ma'am.
And turn off the rice cooker,
Deo doesn't want...
Gelo! Nathan!
Let's go!
Mommy, Mommy, where's Daddy?
Did he forget?
Mommy, can you call Daddy, please?
Okay. I did remind your dad about this.
- Daddy!
- Hey!
I made it!
Who's my little monster?
- Roar!
- Show it to me.
- Roar!
- Roar!
Mommy, Daddy, let's go already!
Mommy, Daddy, let's go!
Okay, let's go.
Are you excited?
Okay. What do you want to see first?
What about this one?
- It looks better on you.
- No!
- There!
- You wear it.
Hey, let's take a photo. Keep the hat on.
Come on.
Let me help you.
Ma'am, you want me to take your photo?
Okay. Thank you.
One, two, three, say "happy family!"
Happy family!
Gelo's upstairs.
He's asleep.
Come, I'll make you some coffee.
Thank you, My.
How are you?
How are you and Nathan?
We're fine.
I quit my job.
Just recently.
I did everything for them.
But it didn't pay off.
Why didn't you tell me?
You kicked me out of the house.
You didn't want to talk to me.
How was I supposed to tell you?
So, what are you planning to do?
I have a job offer.
On a cruise ship.
Six months for one year.
A probable extension to eight months.
That's the contract.
Six months feels like forever, Deo.
That's why I wanted to talk to you.
I'm leaving Jake's place.
I've been staying there for too long.
I'm gonna look for an apartment nearby
so I can see Gelo more often.
I already talked to Rhoan
about the annulment.
She agreed.
But not soon.
She said she has other priorities.
Can we still go on?
Should I accept the job abroad?
Should I take the apartment?
We're still together, right?
You know what I need, Dy.
You know what we need.
I'm doing my best here.
What more do you want me to do?
Please, give me a chance
to fix everything.
I don't want us to fall apart.
I don't want to lose Nathan
and Gelo.
Every day...
I choose you.
What about me?
Do you still choose me?
Tell me.
Flowers, for me?
I love you.
Yes, Dy.
I still choose you.
I love you so much.
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry too.
Let's fix everything. Let's start over.
We can still go on together.
Do you remember
the first time we met at the bar?
Ever since then...
I never wanted to be with anyone else.
So we shouldn't give up.
We can do this together.
Take care on the cruise.