Alvary and his friend Jason were at the countryside to check one of Jason’s dad plantation. They were both frightened when the heard the roaring, ear splitting sound that vibrate the ground like a threatening earthquake. They quickly stood up and looked into the sky, what they saw made them to abandon what their doing and they run for cover. They squat the moment the reach the trees on the farmland. In their different position they could see what was happening across the sky.
The left part of anterior part of the airplane appeared in the sky like a fish with fins. The half plane roared across the sky, overhead the farmland and vanished beyond trees opposite the place the terrified observers lay. They were several cracking sound as the crashing plane came in contact with the branches of tress and made a whooshing noise. The smoke diffuse away completely except for the stench of gases in the air. Alvary and Jason began to walk across the farmland, they finally arrived where was tattered, they stood in shocked as they stare at it.
In what remained of a seat was trapped the battered body of a lady, Blood stream down her forehead, the clothes were covered with blood and traces of soots, the legs were twisted unnaturally, suggesting a fracture. The body look lifeless.
“OMG.. look at that Alvary,” Jason said then pointed at a lifeless body.
“Maja” he yelled looking so shocked, could this be his Maja… he missed her! after good seven years of being away from her.
“she might be alive, i can’t believe its her,” he said then summoned courage and touched the bloody lifeless body. The lady moaned slightly while he gasped.
“she’s alive.. we need to save her. Maja… Maja Marcelo.. after seven years, fate has brought her back to me this time and this way,” he said sadly as a tear escape from his eyes.
“are we doing the right thing? we should just call for help,” Jason suggested.
“we need to save her right away, we need to take her to the hospital first…,” he said while Jason nodded.
✨Maja woke up the next morning feeling so sad about the whole issue on ground, she could still remember what her mom told her and how she left the house so angry, she returned back late in the evening and meet her mom still awake probably crying, she just walked to her room and drifted to sleep and now it another new day but still has the same memory, she quickly took her bath and was ready for school, Claire was done preparing their breakfast and she called Maja.
“am gonna eat at school with Selene,” she said walking out of the door but Claire stopped her.
“it’s still too early to go to school Maja and you don’t even have a dim to buy something at the cafeteria,”
“i just want to be alone,” Maja said
“am sorry Maja, i know i didn’t get the chance to talk things out with you yesterday, if only you will give me a listening ear am willing to tell you everything about this family,” Claire said.
“lies! isn’t that what you’ve always said. Everything you told me was all lies,” Maja yelled.
“just calm down and listen to me. I didn’t intentionally take Janelle away from us. I did that to survive, to survive with you because i couldn’t handle the both of you. I was just twenty and also a school drop out, i have my dad to take care of then, i have to sort myself my college fees and also provide for my unborn babies then. Sebastian was heartless because he chase me out, he said he isn’t ready to have any child with a common maid because he already has a fiancee. He broke me completely, i wanted to abort those pregnancy to move on with school but my dad refuse to that! i decided to keep it but when i finally gave birth it was twins- you and Janelle, i was so happy but i couldn’t watch to see you grow in poverty. Sebastian has all it takes to make you girls grow in luxury so i had to dumped Janelle at his door step. At least i didn’t just dumped Janelle to someone else but it’s to her father and i even indicate that to him that this was his child. I have no option then, life was so difficult, very difficult, i regret doing all these and i feel so guilty but stop seeing me as bad person,” Claire cried as she explained everything to Maja who stood quietly and listen to her, she was surprise to hear that, she felt so pity for her mom.
“but that’s not enough reason for you to lie to me about my sister, my twin sister,” Maja said trying to hold back her tears.
“i know and am sorry for everything…,”
“it okay mom,” Maja let out her tears and hugged her mom.
“am sorry for all the bad words i said to you, i was just frustrated and sad because i just lose a sister, someone i don’t even know if she exist and she also don’t know if i exist,” Maja cried.
“everything will be fine Maja, i hope wherever Janelle is she’ll forgive her mother, i did that so she can have a good life,”
▪▪ Maja and her mom were already seated at their small dining table.
“thanks mom,” she smiled sadly.
“but mom can i ask you something? she asked and Claire nodded.
“where did they live? i mean my dad and sister? she asked.
“here in the Philippine, in manila and i have read a lot about Janelle on the internet she looks exactly like you, you’re identical twins,” Claire smiled sadly.
“am sorry i have to made us pass through this, i couldn’t get the chance to be with my daughter and you couldn’t get the chance to meet and know your sister,”
“It not your fault mom, everyone in your shoes will do the same. I guess am now angry with dad, why will he have to abandon you when he knew you were already pregnant at then. I’ve always knew those rich kids are spoilt brat and heartless,” Maja cuss.
“i regret ever knowing your dad, i was deceived by him, i was such a fool to have believe everything he told me but i still don’t know what even pushed me to give out Janelle to him,”
“it okay mom,” Maja cooed.
“am okay, i guess i have to go now,” she stood up.
“please take care Maja, you’re the only family i have left,” Claire hugged her.
“i love you,” she muttered.
“what! you mean you have a twin sister? Selene asked surprised by what Maja told her. They were seated at the reading area where Maja poured out all her heart problems to her.
“but how did it happen?
“it a long story but the painful part of the story is that Janelle is dead already and i didn’t get to meet nor see her, my own twin sister,” Maja said bitterly.
“oh! that so sad you know, am sorry about that,” Selene said then clasped there hands together.
“i never got the chance to experience that feeling of having a sibling, a brother or a sister. You know i always admire twins especially those two girls during my high school days, they were so sweet to each other and they look alike, i wonder my own life have to be different from everyone,”
“you might have a bitter story now or even later but believe me its gonna end so sweet,” Selene said.
“i don’t think so Selene. It started with Alvary, i lost him and i don’t even know if i will ever see him, it not been long he left when i lost my grandpa and now a sister, my life will never get any better,” Maja said in a teary voice as a tear escape from her eyes. Selene looked at her sadly then hand a handkerchief to her.
“this too shall pass Maja. Just try to be strong so you could focus on this exams. Remember you promise to have a best grades..”
Everyone mourn the death of Janelle. Sebastian was sad about the dead of his daughter when he confirmed about the plane crash. Report also said that the rescue team was sent immediately but they found mangles bodies but no survivor which make everyone believe she’s truly dead. Sebastian was more devastated, he felt so guilty about everything, he wasn’t even in a good terms with Janelle when she traveled. The Murphy’s sent their condolences to him and told him Janelle was never ready to marry their son so Gaston is getting married anytime soon to someone else and that’s mean the deal was off cut since Janelle is no more. Clark felt also felt guilty as well because Janelle didn’t even tell him she’ll be travelling, the news of her death came as a bombshell to him. He felt so stupid for what he did to her, he loved her so much and all he ever wanted was for her forgive him which she never did, he felt so guilty for everything.
A month Later…▪▪▪▪
Alvary stood beside Janelle, her head was wrapped with a bandage, same thing with her leg, she sustain a fracture in her left leg and she got some bruises on her body. Alvary was glad she was able to survived the plane crashed without getting any burn or anything, he still couldn’t believe he will see Maja all these years as he thought.
“Maja,” he called softly then kissed her forehead.
“how is she doctor? Alvary asked.
“after undergoing series of treatment, she’s out of danger but she has a temporarily loss of memory but not to worry cos she’ll soon recovery her memories,” the doctor explained.
“what! that means she couldn’t remember anything from the past? how long will it gonna take for her a remember a thing doc? Alvary asked.
“sooner or later, maybe if you still have something or someone from her past that will help, she also need a therapist,”
“oh,” Alvary said sadly as he stare at Janelle thinking it was Maja- his Maja and also his childhood sweetheart.
“how are you feeling now? he asked her.
“a little bit fine,” Janelle replied blankly.
“who are you? she asked.
“Am Alvary. Your Alvary, Maja, am happy to see you again. Fate has brought us together again but sadly in this way. Am glad you’re still alive that’s the most important thing to me,” he smiled while she looked so confused at him.
“it okay.. you might not understand what am saying now, but i will help you regain your memories, i promise,” he smiled.
✨Alvary was at home with his friend Jason as they talked about Janelle.
“she’s awake but she can’t remember a thing! Alvary said sadly.
“are you sure she’s Maja? Jason asked.
“am sure of that Jason and they doc said she’ll discharged next week. I hope she regains her memories. I thought i will never get to see her again but we meet,”
“it so sad she have to be in that condition,”
“i felt so angry with her for leaving. She didn’t keep to her promise because she couldn’t wait for me, we were separated for this seven years and am sure she moved on already but seeing her in that condition make me forget about everything and everyone and it remind of our childhood memories, i know i can’t stay mad at her forever and she might have her own reasons of leaving,”
“yea, let just hope she regain her memories and that way you’ll be able to know everything,”
“yeah! thanks Jay,”
“i have to go, gat some business to do,” Jason stood up.
“thanks dude,” Alvary smiled and accompanied Jason outside to where he’s car was parked…..
He walked to his room and picked up his phone, he saw two missed calls already from Juliana. Immediately her call came in again, he sighed before picking up.
📞 “Alvary, where the heck are you? am already at the club? she yelled angrily.
📞”am busy, today’s was hectic, after work i have to go to the hospital to check on a friend,”
📞”and is that person better than me. Alvary why are avoiding me these days?
📞 “am not avoiding you, am just busy, like so busy,” he said and with that, he cut off the call and switched off his phone knowing she’ll still call him again.
“Alvary? Lena called.
“mom! you’re back,” he smiled then hugged her.
“how is the girl, how is Maja? she asked.
“she awake mom but….,”
“but what? she quickly cut him off.
“she can’t remember a thing but the doc said with time she’ll,” he said.
“huh! that’s a bad news but am glad she still survived, isn’t that a miracle. How can someone survived a plane crashed without getting any burn or seriously injured,”
“she was injured mom, she loss her memory, got lost of bruises and also had a fracture on her left leg,” Alvary said bitterly.
“at least she’s alive,” she said.
“am glad you were able to see her after all these years,”
“that’s the most important thing now,” he said.
▪▪Janelle was discharged from the hospital and Alvary took her home.
It’s evening already and Janelle was seated on the wheelchair at the sitting room, her leg was healing up but she still find it difficult to work on her own aside from using a crutches.
“am feeling so tried already,” Janelle said to Lena, Alvary’s mom.
“okay dear. I will just get something in my room and i will talk to Alvary right away,” Lena said then hurried to her room upstairs.
Janelle stared at the big sitting room, she wondered who those people are and why they decided to save and bring her to their house. She tried so hard to remember anything but atimes she would see different memories aside from the one Alvary had been telling her. She picked up her crutches and try to stand up but felt so much pain in her leg, she took a step forward, another step forward but slipped and fall down.
“Maja,” Alvary yelled, he was shocked to see her down, he quickly rushed and helped her up.
“Maja, you don’t have to stress yourself,”
“am just tired of sitting all day, i just want to go back to my room,” she said.
“what just happen? Lena asked as she walked in holding a laptop.
“she fell down! are you hurt in anyway? Alvary asked looking all worried.
“am fine,” Janelle smiled.
“okay, i will just take you back to your room,” he said then carried her in his arms.
“you don’t have to be doing this everyday, it will be better if i try to walk on my own,’ she said.
“i won’t allow you to stress yourself, he doctor also mention that,” Alvary smiled then took her to her room, and gently placed her on her bed.
“thank you, i just feel like am a burden to you and your mom,” Janelle said sadly.
“of course not. You’re still my friend Maja and am happy having you back, so happy. But do you still remember anything? he asked, Janelle was quiet for sometime.
“you said my name is Maja? she asked.
“but it sounded so odd, i have never heard that name before and it doesn’t seems like it my name. I think my memories are gradually coming back but it somehow not clear, it just so difficult to understand for now,” she said, Alvary held her hand and squeeze it softly.
“we use to be best of friends and whenever am sad, you always like it when you pulled my ears or cheeks,” he smiled pulling her ears which make her smiled. She felt so comfortable being with around him and she find him so handsome, very handsome and perhaps the most handsome guy she has ever seen.
“i still have your letter Maja, what about you? do you still have my necklace? he asked while Janelle stare at him not knowing what to say.
“huh! am sorry. I hope you regain your memory soon but i guess this letter will be of help,” he said then stood up.
“just a minute please,” he said before walking out of the room.
Janelle heaved a sighed of relief when he left, she was so confused about what he told her- was she his childhood friend as he said and what letter was he talking about. She tried to remember anything but nothing came.
😃 “am back,” Alvary smiled, he walked and moved towards her on the bed.
“i still keep it safe,” he said while Janelle stared at the paper he was holding, she collected it from him and read it- to her it doesn’t look like her hand writing and even thou she can’t remember a thing, but she’s sure this wasn’t from her. Who could he be possibly talking about..?
“you didn’t keep to your promise because you left San Francisco before i came, i wonder why you have to disappear without telling anyone i was so frustrated and so mad at you but not anymore. I thought i’ll never get to see you, i thought everything was over between us, i thought it was the end of our love story and also friendship. Maja we promised to wait for each other…
“uhmmm… Alvary, i guess i need to sleep now,” Janelle said while he nodded feeling so disappointed by that. He thought it was the right time to talk about all these and with that she might remember something.
“oh! am sorry for blabbing all that to you but i just want you to know how much we loved each other before i left for Mexico,” he said. Janelle was stunned as she stared deeply at him, not knowing what to say, she just want him to leave so she can clear her head maybe to remember something.
“anyway, goodnight and get ready cos your therapist will be here tomorrow,” he said then kissed her on her forehead.
“Alvary,” Another familiar voice called. Alvary quickly turned and was surprise to see Jordan who just walked in with his mom behind her.
“Ma..ja! She scoffed and moved closer to her….
Now the story begins!!!😋