Dignity Or LIFE?
In reality, Mrs. Gutieres had difficulties convincing Ashley when it comes to [Money
or Pride], but if it were about the life of his loved ones, between [Dignity or Life],
Ashley would definitely nod a million times for life.
Little did Mrs. Gutieres know, while scaring Ashley, Tanaga was already planning
on how to persuade Ashley to accept his proposal to become the surrogate mother
to his heir.
After a few minutes, Mrs. Gutieres was done talking to Ashley and went in together
to where Tanaga was.
For the shock of her life, Ashley couldn’t believe to see Tanaga. Her steps halted in
Tanaga noticed this and pretended that he didn’t know Ashley. He sat there
unperturbed while his right foot swayed on top of the other leg.
“So, what’s the deal?” Tanaga asked while looking at Mrs. Gutieres.
“Everything is alright now, Sir! She agreed! Right?” Mrs. Gutieres ask while glaring
What else would Ashley answer but,” Yes! ” A simple word with many meanings.
“Alright! I will take her with me now so I could discuss the terms with her. You may
deal with my lawyer for the rest.” Tanaga stood and started to leave the room
without a care whether Mrs. Gutieres agreed or not. When Mrs. Gutieres didn’t respond, Ashley had no idea what to do. Would she
follow the man or not? Ashley jumped in shock when Tanaga yelled in irritation.
“Are you coming or not,” he said and simultaneously walked out the door.
Ashley ran as fast as he could after Tanaga and caught up with him when he was
already inside the car, frowning.
“Anytime before Christmas! I don’t have all day!” Tanaga shouted at Ashley.
“Yes! Sir, Boss!” Ashley replied. The problem was that she didn’t know where to sit.
Whether it would be in front with the closed-door or at the back where the door was
open but with him inside. Since she was not told where to sit, she closed the door at
the back and opened the one in front to sit.
“No! Dito ka sa likuran umupo(You sit here at the back), I need to speak with you,”
Ashley was shocked to hear Tanaga spoke half-Filipino but didn’t show it. She
closed the door in front and went to the back. Ashley’s legs trembled as she entered
Tanaga waited until the car had left and was already far from the agency before he
spoke. “Don’t be afraid. I will not eat you.” But in his mind, ‘If ever I would eat you,
I’ll help myself on a delicate and satisfying part of your body.’
Ah, if Ashley knew what Tanaga’s thoughts were…
“Thank you very much!” Ashley gently answered but could hardly look at Tanaga.
Tanaga had no inkling on how to start a conversation with her. Therefore, he went
silent and fixed his gaze outside the window.
Unknowingly, Ashley got worked up thinking unnecessary things.
She sat in silence, wringing her hands. She was in apparent nervousness and scared
not knowing Tanaga’s real personality and his plans for her…