Unlike her colleagues, Young Talent (YT) is not on guaranteed contract terms. Hence, she has to rely on her daily work and endorsements to sustain her family’s lifestyle. With no work these past weeks, YT had to think of ways to cope.
The problem is that YT and her family are not keen on the relief packages sent by the barangay. Canned sardines are not high on their list as staples and they prefer to do their grocery or order food. These preferences can hurt the pocket and YT started to feel the effects early into the quarantine.
Prior to the lockdown, YT had an easy time getting what she wanted from her benefactors and wealthy flings. However, YT could not ask from those personalities, as they too have been hit by the pandemic.
Then YT had an idea, but it required swallowing her pride – she had a Former Boyfriend (FB) who could rescue her. YT was hesitant at first, but seeing that her family could not longer eat the glorious food they had been accustomed to, YT bit the bullet.
Unfortunately, the texts of YT were ignored by FB. YT had to move to plan B and the next best person to ask was FB’s Dad (FD). When YT and FB were together, she became close to the family and his parents got to know her well. YT sent the text to FD seeking help. When YT saw the reply, she could not believe what she had read.
FD’s Wife (FW) had FD’s mobile when the text came in. As the text was not malicious and was sincere in asking help, FW answered diplomatically. Never mind, if at one point when FB and YT were still together, FW sensed FD gave YT a second look. The look was more than enough for FW to be on guard.
FW told YT she would send her money but on a certain term. YT agreed. FW sent a huge amount that was more than enough to cover the expenses of YT and her family for several months. However, FW was stern in telling YT not to bother FB and FD. If YT violates this condition, the young personality should brace herself for FW’s retaliation.
‘It’s a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.’ − Georges Bernanos