PROLOGUE: The inevitable has indeed happened: Hero had a disgusting (and forced) transfer to GMA. And that happened on the day after the Deal Or No Deal incident. The ABS-CBN management, who’s still under the possession of the unholy trinity (that is, Kris, Cristy, and Alfie) were happy to learn of that incident. And so were the GMA execs who seem to be ready to welcome Hero into their fold. And the planned meeting among the people who fought Jobert Sucaldito? It never went through due to scheduling conflicts. Meanwhile, Henry has other plans, but let’s not get into them for now.
July 17, 2006. The aftermath of the Deal Or No Deal incident.
Sandara is alone in her house, thinking of many, many things.
“Nadamay na talaga ako dahil sa ginawa nila kay Hero. Alam ko na hindi na kami magka-loveteam, pero bakit kinawawa pa rin siya? Dahil ba na-reveal na sa publiko ang tunay niyang ugali? O kaya kinumbinsi ako ni Joseph na makipag-breakup kay Hero in the first place? Masakit yung ginawa ko… but it was necessary… That reminded me… when Hero and I fought together along with John, Heart, Hiroyuki, Akari, and their friends.”
And then she basks in those moments. Those moments that seemed like yesterday in the past, but now… only figments of her imagination that are destined to fade away.
[Flashback mode: The following are events from “To Heart: After Remembering the Memories”.]
Hero: Thank God, you’re back!
Sandara: Same goes for me.
Hero: I bet that you’ve heard of the bloodshed plaguing our country, right?
Sandara: Right. That’s why I came back. To save this country that I regard as my second home.
Hero: You are not alone. I’m also fighting for that purpose. Let’s fight together.~~~
“Oooohhh… is it you again…?” Hero says while recovering from playing dead.
“Is it over…?” Sandara says while also recovering.
“Good thing I saved you and your butts from literal punishment,” Multi says with a smile.
“Who are you, anyway?” Hero asks.
Multi introduces herself, and so does the love team.
“We plan to go to Basilan to save the Japanese hostages from the Abu Sayyaf,” Sandara explains.
“To tell you the truth, I was one of them,” Multi responds.
“WHAT?!” Hero and Sandara say surprisingly.
The maid robot then explains the events from her rescue by Super Sawsaw to her conversion.
“What an interesting story it is,” Sandara commends.
“Multi? What’s wrong with you?” Sandara ponders.
“Y… you… see, guys… I can’t eat.”
“You can’t eat?!” Hero is awed. “Are you on a diet or something?”
“No. It’s because I’m a robot.”
“A ROBOT?!” Hero and Sandara exclaim.
Hiroyuki and Hero: Now it’s game over for fake jihad!
Akari and Sandara: Once we take you persona non grata out…
Multi and the rest of the unified force: …THE HEALING PROCESS OF THIS UGLY AND BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WILL BEGIN!
Unleashing all of their Special Moves at the same time, the members of the unified force give Abu Sabaya and Commander Robot more than just a lethal beating.
Abu Sabaya and Commander Robot: Allahu ak— Gwaaahhhhh!!!!!
With that, not even a physical or spiritual trace of the two can be seen again.
Hero: I. Am. Sorry. I know that talk is cheap, but I channeled my forgiveness and lamentations from my heart to yours. Via this forgiving mouth of mine. So once again, I am sorry. To heart.
“You call for the rule of law and respect for authority, but so brazenly display your defiance and disrespect for the same things you claim to be fighting for. Sandara Park, Korean Mystic!”
“You say you are willing to die for us, that you do all these things for the country and the Filipino, but you are not even willing to do so for us. Hero Angeles, Technological Swordsman!”
Hiroyuki, Akari, Hero, Sandara: Sword of Equality! Unification Slash!
The Robot of Solidarity makes a gradual V-shaped slash, similar to the finishing blow that Voltes V makes to its enemies. Because of the slash, Melficio Victorialuna is about to explode.
Melficio Victorialuna: AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! As long as disunity exists… I will be back! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Mabuhay ang PilipinaAAAASSSSS!
Hiroyuki and Akari: Hey, guys. You’re all familiar with that term, right? So why can’t you all take it to heart?
Hero and Sandara: The ship thing that the President, Mrs. Roces, and Mrs. Aquino mentioned earlier can be applied to bayanihan. Imagine… imagine a large ship containing almost 90 million people called MV Philippines… sailing towards a new frontier called “progress”…
John and Heart: In the long run, it is sustained and ever-expanding civil society activity, and the kind of civic habits and dispositions they instill in people, that will make “trapo” practices history. Forget about trying to fix national character, shoving abstract ideologies into our brains, or enforcing a moral recovery.
[End flashback mode]
“Akala ko… magiging okey na ang lahat… pero mukhang bumabalik na sa dati ang lahat. The chaos that we banished… might come back, I fear…”
And she finally drowns herself in a flood of tears. Just then… her cellphone rings. She immediately answers.
“Hi. Si Joseph ito.”
She immediately hangs up and returns to her drowning in those tears.
Some minutes have passed, and Sandara is still in the middle of her melancholy. But a figure of a woman suddenly appears.
“Nakatadhana talaga ang pag-breakup ninyo ni Hero Angeles.”
“Ha?” Sandara is surprised to see that familiar robed woman.
“Ipapakilala ko ang sarili ko. Ako si Leknaat, ang tagamasid ng tadhana. Ikaw, si Sandara Park, isa sa mga dating tapangtanggol ng pagkakaisa ng mga Pilipino…”
“Paano… mo ako nakilala?”
“Nakilala ko na ang kagitingan mo, ang busilak na kalooban mong lumaban para sa pagkakaisa. Ngayon, ikaw ang magtatanggol uli sa pagkakaisang nagbabadyang gibain ng tinatawag na Trapo Rune.”
“Parang… alam ko na ang mga sinasabi mo…”
“Na kasama hindi lang si Hero, hindi lang si Joseph Bitangcol, hindi lang ang mga kasama mong Hapon, kundi rin ang iba pang mga tao na tinatawag na Bituin ng Tadhana.”
“At paano ko ito gagawin?”
“Kung paano ito gagawin… nasa mga kamay mo iyan. Ngunit hindi mag-aatubili ang Diyos Ama na gabayan ka sa bawat hakbang mo tungo sa pagbubuo ng mga Bituin. Manalig ka sa Kanya, at pagpursigihin mo ang inyong sarili… at magbubukas ang daan.”
And then Leknaat disappears.
“I have decided… I will fight again! Lalaban ako ulit! Just you wait, Hero. For the sake of our previous love, we will band together again. At Joseph, sorry kung hinang-up kita. We’ll all fight together.”
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