Zarina

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Chapter 4

Sa ngayon ang team Omega lang muna ang dinala namin ni Ate para sa pag survey ng Paraiso El Clara.


"Ate Zari? Are you okay?" She look at me and nodded. Alam ko naman ang rason kung bakit ito sobrang tahimik.

Nalaman kasi namin nung last meeting with Malvar and Elzan na ang Paraiso El Clara, isang private island na pag mamay ari ng mga Elzan. They bought the island to commemorate Clara Elzan, the Elzan's long lost first daughter.

Clara Elzan and my sister Zari is one and the same person. They didn't found a dead body pero bakit ganoon they already declared na wala na si Ate.


"Welcome to Paraiso El Clara" si Callie Elzan. She's a very beautiful woman, pareho sila ng mata ni Ate Zari kaya nga lang di nila mahahalata iyon dahil kagaya nila I have those eyes also. Yung ang mga mata na isa kang Zenon. The Brown Hazel eyes.


"Hope you enjoy your stay" She said smiling and then she look at Zari with longing eyes. Napakunot ang noo ko, why is she looking my sister like that?


Dumeretso kami sa Villa ng mga Elzan, naka ready na ang work space namin at mga kwartu. We will be staying here for a year, hands on muna kami sa contruction hanggang sa 90% na ng project ang natapos bago namin iwanan sa mga tao namin.


Team Alpha will follow us here after a week, Ate gave them a vacation dahil sa kakatapos lang nila sa isang project last month.


"Via let's start" I nodded.


"And that's our queue! Let's start to work!"


"Yes Ma'am"


My team get their gadgets, camera, drones and etc para sa survey ng Island.


"Hey where are you going?" Callie asked ng makita kaming palabas ng Villa, she's with Titus, Rion and Xavier.


"You're starting to work!? Girls bukas pa ang start ng schedule! Let's enjoy first the island!" Si Xavier, Zari glared at him, napailing na lang ako. I mouthed to Xavier "You're dead"


"We want to finish the survey as soon as possible, I want our team to rest early and enjoy these island that's why we are doing these now"


"Kaya naman pala! Tara samahan ko kayo" Si Xavier na lumapit sa akin at inakbayan pa kaming dalawa ni Zari.


"Are you too rush Miss Zarina?" Si Titus. I saw how the browse of my sister raised.


" I guess Mr. Malvar? And the first place we are not here for vacation please put that in your thick head"


"Okay that's enough, Let them brother I guess exploring the Islands is not bad maaga pa naman its still 9 in the morning" oh the mighty Rion said. Whatever.


"No worries Mr. Malvar we are not that harsh sa mga employee namin, exploring and surveying these beautiful island is kinda vacation for them, right teeam?" I said.


Nagsing ayunan naman ang mga Team Omega. Naka pang bakasyon nga sila ng outfit lahat eh. Naka rashguard and shorts nga silang lahat.


"That's fine Titus, okay I'll tour you" Callie said.



Paraiso El Clara is an island with 908m bridge to the main land kaya may mga locals na nakatira din dito na may permiso ng pamilya Elzan. May mga bantay ang malaking gate sa bukana ng island bago ka makapasok para masiguro na walang masasamang tao na makapasok dito.


I checked my watch 3pm na.


"Everyone let's end it here will continue these tomorrow para makapaghinga kayo ng maaga"


"Thanks Miss Zarina!" I nodded to Team Omega. I need to sleep and rest para maaga kaming makapagtrabaho bukas.


"Ate let's go to beach!" Si Via, I smiled she loves beach, I mean she loves water.


"You can go with Xavier may e checheck lang ako" Via nodded and run to Xavier's back at ayun nakasakay na ito sa likod sa Xavier papuntang dagat.

I went to the Villa, dederetso na sana ako sa kwartu ko ng makita kong nakaharang sa hallway si Titus Malvar, at sa lahat ng tao ito pa talaga. Lalampasin ko na sana ito ng magsalita ito bigla.


"Why is it that I can sense familiarity with you Miss Zarina Zenon? Or should I say Clarence Elzan" Napatigil ako at napatitig dito. Alam ko naman na sa lahat ng nakakakilala sa akin si Titus ang mabilis na makakarecognize sa akin.


"Mr. Titus Malvar mukhang kailangan mo na yata ng pahinga, you're seeing people that isn't alive sa pagkakaalam ko Miss Clara Elzan was long dead just because I resembled her it doesn't mean ako na siya, yes a lot of people that knew her told me that they reminds me of Clara but unfortunately I am not her, I am Zarina Zenon not Clara Elzan"


"Do you think I believe in you? Maloloko mo man sila pero ako hindi! Clara o Zarina alam ko iisa lang kayo! Even though you've changed your physical appearance I can still recognized you my little Clara" Titus said I don't like the emotion I'm seeing on his eyes because that is all fake.


"Mr. Titus I'll tell you a little secret of mine I was fifteen that time when we had a vacation in the Metro City, I saw these beautiful lady with a pony tail following a handsome guy! You know what happened next? That handsome guy humiliate the young lady, a lot of people were watching, they pity the young lady and what amaze me the most she never let the guy lost her smile, she smiled and walk away unfortunately that day I saw the news she was kidnapped by someone and until now nobody knew if she's still alive or not, I hope you won't tell anyone about my secret Mr. Handsome guy"

Titus stilled and I saw him gulped.


"You were there?"


"Yep! So I'll go ahead Mr. Handsome guy" I said while smiling. Nang makatalikod na ako nawala agad ang ngiti ko.


The truth is you lost me Titus the moment you humiliated infront of those people and the moment you turned your back to me. I despised you.




I saw Titus smoking in the balcony nakatingin siya sa baba kung nasaan ang mga Zenon, they are enjoying their dinner.


"Titus are you okay?" Napalingon siya sa akin.


"I'm good Callie, Is everything alright?" He asked and I nodded.


"Let's join them, Xavier and Rion are having fun with them" I said.


"I'll pass"


"Okay" Aalis na sana ako ng magsalita si Titus.


"Do you really believe that she's already dead?" I close my eyes and sighed. She's talking about my long lost sister Clara Elzan.


"I can feel on my heart that she's alive, she's just there hiding from us and someday she'll show up. I know my sister has reason kung bakit hanggang ngayon di pa rin siya nagpapakita"


"Zarina Zenon" Napayuko ako ng marinig ang pangalan na iyon. Zarina Zenon mula ng makita ko ito I can see my sister to her.

Titus and I were the reason kung bakit sila ang napili namin na gumawa ng The Atlantis. Of course, magaling sila their one of the best on their fields kaya di kami nagkaproblema ni Titus ng mag bigay kami ng suggestion sa board.

The first time I saw her in the magazines with the Zenon Family, hindi ko maintidihan kung ano ang naramdaman ko ng makita ko ang picture niya. Di man sila magkamukha but still mula sa boses hanggang sa galaw kapareho sila ni Clara. Yes I hired investigator pero wala silang mahanap na ebidensya na mag uunay na siya si Clara. That's why in the end I told Titus about Zarina at kagaya ko yun din ang impresyon niya.


"Do you think kaya ayaw niyang magpakilala dahil kinalimutan niya na talaga tayo? She might hate us dahil sa nagawa natin sa kanya" Napatulo na ang luha ko.

Clara Elzan adored me so much when we were young kaya nga lang hindi ko maintindihan ang sarili ko noon kung bakit I'm too envious to my sister, she's beautiful and smart kaya lang she's a quiet person ayaw niya ng magulo, she likes to be alone except nung ipinakilala na sakanya si Titus. Kaya nung araw na iniwan ko siya sa school at hindi hinintay dahil sa nainis ako dahil habol siya ng habol kay Titus yun na pala ang huling araw na makikita ko siya. She was kidnapped at hanggang ngayon nobody knew kung buhay pa ito but seeing Zarina gaves me hope na buhay pa siya.


"Nakausap ko si Zarina kanina she told me that marami na ang nagsabi na parang hawig niya si Clara but still she denied na siya ito however I can see in her eyes the hatred, she might be alive physically but -"


"No Titus please don't let me lose my only hope! I'll do everything na mapatawad niya ako" napaluhod na ako at napaiyak. Until now my guilt still eating me kung sana hindi ko siya iniwan edi sana kasama namin siya ngayon.


Clara please bumalik ka na sa amin


-Arianee


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