Undercover— Case 3

Note: This is a continuation to Undercover–Case. 02

Author: blossom

Author’s Note:

Congratulations to the new Mrs. Maya dela Rosa- Lim!❤ <3 ❤ Fairytale wedding dream come true for us!😀

Greetings! Aminado po ako, matagal akong nawala dito. 3 months sure is a long time and I tried to catch up with this little hobby of mine but things got hectic in college. Even watching our favorite serye took the back seat in my life. Still, I’m not abandoning this site, especially my pending stories. I suggest you read back from the previous chapters just to refresh your mind before taking part in my little game😉

Best of luck for all who’s going to take part in The Uncovering Game! And for those who aren’t, sit back and enjoy reading  :D

Now for the first round of the game: Who is… Alpha from Wolven Fang?

GOOD LUCK!

Special thanks to the following readers:  mabel, purplephoenix, RMR61, Nefertiry, catez, charmtaz2, mschuchy, Alpha, sasa, xiangxin212, Chlotian, xin22, chen, sidney, renzmharie, nanette, ladyflor, rss9485, MALOU, esther, cla2x.

Follow me @blossomdesu.

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Last Chapter:

I’m mistaken once again. I tend to be most of the time now… since that nanny came here.

I wasn’t wrong when I used the term ‘spitfire’ for Maya dela Rosa. I overlooked the second meaning of the word.

spit·fire  [spit-fahyuhr]  

noun

2. (initial capital letter) A British fighter plane with a single in-line engine used by R.A.F. throughout World War II.

From dictionary.reference.com

If she continues getting under my skin… she’ll sure ignite another World War in my previously peaceful home.

“MAYA DELA ROSA! GIVE THAT BACK YOU WITCH!”

_

Unknown Location

“The night is the time…

“When the ravens take flight…

“And the darkness looms and the clouds divide.”

“Swallow, 2845”

“Sparrow, 2501”

“Woah, you’re in an S Class mission sis?”

“Yup. Magician’s tent.”

“Damn. I’d love to be in your place.”

“Ha, you’ll think twice when you see me now. New intelligence. Eagle’s previous location uncovered.”

“Where?”

“01, MM, PH”

“Damn. She’s THAT close.”

“There’s more. Previous family. DC Conglomerates. Current family. Magician’s Circus.”

“WTH?! You mean?”

“Yeah, she’s been in contact with the target for at least two years during mating life.”

“Shit. I have to report this to White. Keep cover. Contact me soon.”

“Copy. Bye.”

_

“Ate Maya? Sinong kausap mo? Swallow? Eagle? Magician?”

“Ah eh-

Uh-oh. So much for keeping cover.

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Undercover

Bullet 03. Vermin Infestation

Lim Residence, Manila, Philippines

“Oh, bat gising ka pa Abby? Late na ah.”

“Hindi po ako makatulog eh. I was looking for you to tell me a bedtime story.”

“Ah, ganun ba? O sige, wait lang ha baby? May tatapusin lang si yaya sandali tapos pupuntahan na kita sa room mo.”

“Ok Ate Maya. Still… you didn’t answer my question. Swallow? Eagle? Magician?”

“Ah yun ba? Kausap ko lang yung friend ko. Nagtatanong siya ng pwedeng ikwento dun sa anak niya, kaya ayun sabi ko sa kanya ikwento na lang niya yung tungkol sa “Ang Ibon at ang Magickero.”

“Ang Ibon at ang Magickero? What is it all about?”

“Hmm, sige ganito na lang. Akyat ka na muna sa room mo, dahil malamig dito, baka sipunin ka. Tapos ipagtitimpla kita ng gatas and I’ll tell you the story. Okay ba?”

“Okay Ate Maya. Aakyat na po ako.”

“Good. Dahan-dahan sa pag-akyat ha? Sandali lang ako.”

“Okay po.”

Maya watched her charge slowly trudge her way back up to her room. She sighed loudly and momentarily closed her eyes, calming her breathing. She almost blew her cover! It was a good thing that the child bought her lie. She took a deep breath and made her way to the kitchen to get the glass of milk, failing to notice a pair of gleaming black eyes behind spectacles following her movement.

The traps are set.

_

“Sa isang malayong lugar, may isang masayang pamilya ng mga ibon. Payapa silang namumuhay, si Tatay, Nanay, Ate at Bunsong Ibon. Mas nadagdagan pa ang tuwa nila nang may dumagdag pa sa pamilya nila, ang Baby Ibon na anak ni Ate Ibon.”

“Ate Maya, can we name the Ibon family? Kasi po, its awkward to call them Bunsong Ibon or Baby Ibon.”

“O sige baby, anong gusto mong ipangalan sa kanila?”

“Hmmm, can’t we also have a Kuya Ibon instead of a sister and yung Baby Ibon pwedeng little sister nalang sila nila Kuya Ibon and Ate Ibon?

“Ha? Hahaha, baby ah, ikaw na lang kaya ang magkwento? Biro lang. We have Kuya Ibon, si Ate Ibon na dating Bunsong Ibon and ang cute little sister nilang si Baby Ibon.”

“Yay! Thanks Ate Maya! And I thought of their names na.  Baby Ibon would be Ruthy, Ate Ibon is Gracie, Kuya Ibon is Andy, Tatay Ibon is Ricky and Nanay Ibon is Alexie! Now, continue the story na po using their names.”

“Gaya nga ng nasabi ko, payapa at masayang namumuhay ang pamilyang Ibon, pero nasira ang lahat ng biglang may umatakeng kalaban sa pugad nila. Pilit pinrotektahan nila Ricky at Lexie ang pamilya nila pero sa kasamaang palad, namatay silang mag-asawa at naulila yung tatlong magkakapatid…”

“Abby? Why are you crying?”

“Will you leave us too Ate Maya? Like how Tatay Ricky and Nanay Lexie did?”

Maya gazed sympathetically at her charge. She kissed her hair and patted her hair. It didn’t escape her notice how she named the story characters out of her own family. The kid has faced serious trust issues because of her Mom’s departure. It was never a pleasant experience… to that she can testify.

“Hangga’t gusto mong nasa tabi mo si Ate Maya, hindi siya aalis Abby.”

“Talaga po? Promise?”

“Oo naman. Late na, tulog ka na ha? Next time na lang natin ituloy yung kwento.”

“Will you stay with me po until I fall asleep?”

“Sige. Matulog ka na Abby. Good night.”

“Good night Ate Maya. Thank you po.”

“Para saan? Sa kwento? Wala yun.”

“No, for arriving in our lives.”

“Wala kang dapat ipagpasalamat sa akin Abby… wala…. Hindi tulad sa aking nagpapanggap.”

“What were you saying?”

“Wala. Tulog ka na… Sweet dreams.”

“Thank you Ate Maya. Sweet dreams too…”

_
“Hello.”

“Yes Richard? Napatawag ka?”

“I want you to ask Corpuz to investigate on a woman named Maya dela Rosa.”

“Maya dela Rosa?”

“Yes, find out everything you can about her. Her family, past relationships, everything.”

“Sana sinabi mo na lang ng derecho kung may nililigawan ka Brod. Dinaan mo pa sa imbestigador.”

“… What the hell are you saying Ryan?”

“Looks like Richard Lim have a crush!”

“I don’t! She’s just Abby’s new nanny and I want to clear my suspicions.”

“Ohhhh. If you say so… I’ll talk to him. Anything else?”

“Owl the Howl. The gods are moving.”

“Understood.”

_

“Confirm your positions.”

“J, area 6.”

“L, area 4.”

“A, area 2.”

“Z, area 3.”

“X, area 5.”

“The target?”

“Positive. He’s inside his office.”

“Any trouble?”

“Negative.”

“Contact me once the coast is clear. We’ll launch the attack once.”

“Yes sir!”

_

“Hello?”

“Tol, tapos ka na ba dun sa project natin sa Pol. Sci?”

“Kanina pa. Wait, di ka pa tapos?”

“Hindi pa nga eh. Ang hirap naman kasi humanap ng PDF file tungkol sa topic.”

“Anong site na ba yung napuntahan mo?”

“Google School pa lang tol, pero mukhang malabo dun.”

“Natry mo nang mag EBSCO?”

“Ha? Oo nga no, hindi ko naisip yun. Henyo ka talaga bespren! Yung sayo ba nahanap mo na?”

“Yup. Nagparegister ka pa sa library di mo rin pala gagamitin account mo eh. Sayang effort nung technician.”

“Grabe ka naman tol, nawala lang sa isip ko na gamitin yung EBSCO ganyan ka na makapagsalita? Ang sakit ah.”

“Tama na ang drama. Daig mo pa si Niks sa pag-iinarte. Mag search ka na at nang pareho na tayong makatulog. Good night. Kitakits bukas.”

“Sus, sige na mag beauty rest ka na bespren. Salamat pala sa tulong. Good night.”

_

“Sir Luke? Anong ginagawa mo dito sa labas? Gabi na. Bakit di ka pa matulog?”

“Ikaw nanaman? Kinausap ko lang yung friend ko, nagtatanong ng tungkol sa assignment namin. Walang signal sa loob kaya lumabas ako.”

“Ahhh. Okay. Sige, sara mo na lang yung sliding door ha? Matutulog na ako. Good night!”

“Wait! Where are my video games?”

“Tsk. Tsk. Di ba ang usapan hangga’t di pa kayo nagkakaayos ng Daddy mo hahawakan ko muna yung mga laruan mo?”

“I’m not a kid! And you’re an employee here so pwede kitang ipatanggal sa ginagawa mo. Gusto mong mawalan ng trabaho?”

“What so bad being a kid? Nagmamadali kang tumanda? At nililinaw ko lang, si Donya Esmeralda ang nag-hire sa akin so siya lang ang pwedeng magpaalis sa akin dito o si Ser Chief mismo dahil technically Boss ko siya. Unless kakausapin mo siya para paalisin ako, then sige, do it.”

“ I—

“See? Kaya pumasok ka na dito sa loob at baka sipunin ka pa diyan.”

“Later, I’ll just get some air here.”

“Sir Luke?”

“Why are you still here? Umalis ka na pwede?!”

“Manners, Luke Andrew Lim. May itatanong lang sana ako sayo.”

“Ayoko.”

“Then hindi kita titigilan hangga’t di mo sasagutin yung tanong ko.”

“Fine. One question.”

“Bakit galit na galit ka sa Daddy mo? Anong nagawa niya at ganyan na lang ang pagkamuhi mo sa kanya?”

“Dalawang tanong yun.”

“Answer me Luke.”

“Hindi mo ako pwedeng utus-utusan Maya.”

“Mahal na mahal kayo ng Daddy mo Luke. Sana makita mo yan.”

“Saan banda? Di pa naman malabo yung mata ko ah.”

“Wag kang pilosopo! Sa loob mo alam mong tama ang sinasabi ko pero pilit mong pinipipigilan ang sarili mong makita yun… na mali ka.”

“Well, based on sa mga words and kilos niya, parang hindi ko naman nakikita yung ‘pagmamahal’ na sinasabi mo… and besides lagi naman akong mali sa paningin niya kaya wala na akong pakialam kung anong isipin niya.”

“Kung ganun, bakit nandito ka pa? Sino yung may maganda at komportableng bahay, magagarang mga damit at gadgets? Sino yung hatid-sundo pa papunta ng school araw-araw? Sino yung kahit halos gabi-gabing nagsisigawan sila ng Daddy niya, ni minsan hindi siya pinalayas sa papamahay nila? Sige, sabihin mo nga sa akin Luke, kung hindi iyon pagmamahal, anong itatawag mo dun?”

“Ewan. Awa? Obligasyon?”

“Magkaakibat ang awa at pagmamahal Luke. Hindi mo mararamdaman ang una kapag wala ang ikalawa. Obligasyon? Pwede ka naman niyang bilhan ng tirahan at padalhan ka ng allowance buwan-buwan. Pero hindi niya ginawa yon. Nandito ka pa din, kasama ang mga kapatid mo at ang Daddy mo, kahit na pagod na pagod na siya sa trabaho, pilit pa rin niya kayong inaalagaan sa abot ng makakaya niya.”

“Inaalagaan? Wala ka dito noong panahong umuuwi siya ng madaling araw at aalis din after ilang hours lang. Magkikita lang kami ng tatlo o apat na beses isang linggo. Hindi siya aattend ng PTA Assembly o kahit ng ano mang activity namin sa school kasi may meeting siya sa kung saang lupalop ng mundo. Mas mahal pa niya ang trabaho niya kaysa sa mga anak niya.”

“Sa tingin mo Luke, para saan kung bakit niya binubuhos ang lahat ng lakas niya sa trabaho?  Para kanino?”

“Hindi namin kailangan ng pera! Siya ang kailangan namin! Si Dad mismo! Umalis na nga si Mommy, siya rin parang iniwan na niya kami!”

“Alam mong hindi totoo yan Luke.”

“Hindi totoo? Ang alin? Na bigla na lang kaming iniwan ni Mommy ng walang paalam? Na nagbago si Dad nung umalis siya? Na nasira ang pamilya naming magsimula nang umalis siya? Na nasaktan kami ng mga kapatid ko nang basta lang niya kami iniwan sa Daddy naming ang concern lang sa buhay ay yung trabaho niya?”

“Enough! Hindi lang ikaw ang nasaktan sa pag-alis ng Mommy niyo Luke. Pinakanasaktan ang Daddy mo sa inyong lahat Luke! Pinagkatiwalaan niya ang Mommy mo, pero siya ang lumayo! Stop dwelling on the past you ungrateful brat! Intindihin mong hindi lang ikaw, kayo ng mga kapatid mo ang nahihirapan. Wag mong isisi sa Daddy mo ang lahat.”

“Bakit ba grabe na lang ang pagtatanggol mo kay Dad? Wala ka naman dito nung umalis si Mommy eh! Hindi mo alam yung sakit na dinanas naming nung mawalan kami ng ina!”

“Sa tingin mo ikaw lang ang nawalan ng ina? Pasalamat ka nga andyan pa ang Daddy mo. Hindi tulad ng iba na hindi man lang nakilala ang tunay ng mga magulang o kinuha sa kanila pareho ang tatay at nanay nila. Stop being so selfish and open your damn eyes!”

“I—

“Luke. Listen to me.”

“No!”

“Luke Andrew Lim!”

*bang* *bang”

“Shit! Duck!”

“Ha? Anong?”

“Mamaya na ang tanong. Wag kang kikilos, stay low kung ayaw mo pang ma-meet and greet ang nasa itaas.”

“As if I’ll stay quiet about this! Bakit tayo inaatake? Sino sila at anong pakay nila dito?”

“Aba, eh nagsisigawan nga tayo dito diba? Paano ko naman malalaman yun? Ano ako fortune-teller?”

“What is-

*bang* *bang* *bang*

“Tsk. Stupid vermins. I have to handle them first. Stay low Luke.”

“Bakit ka naghuhubad, anong-

“Keep quiet!”

“Eh bakit mo kasi hinuhubad yung blouse mo! Woah, stop!”

“Shut up! Do you want us to be peppered by bullets?”

“Is that a gun? Bakit may ganyan ka? Diba may gun ban?”

“I have the proper authority to possess something like this Luke.”

“Authority? E diba yaya ka? Sino ka ba talaga?”

“Pwede ba, mamaya ka na magtanong, kapag wala na ang kung sinong nagbabalak na pasabugin ang mga ulo natin if not, then be my guest and face them.”

“… Yes ma’am. Sorry ma’am.”

“Thank you. Now, let’s go. It’s hunting time.”

_

“Cease fire! Retreat and confirm your positions.”

“J, area 2.”

“L, area 3.”

“A, area 5.”

“Z, area 4.”

“….”

“X? Can you hear me? Respond and confirm your location!”

“A, look for X!”

“Sir, there’s a— *bang*

“Z, scout for A and X’s position!”

“They’re— *bang* *bang*

“A! Respond!”

“….”

“J! Position!”

“….”

“L! Respond!”

“What the hell is happening!?”

“Game over, rat.”

_

“You-You killed them?”

“I just used rubber bullets to knock them unconscious. Kailangan silang i-interrogate.”

“Rubber bullets? At kelan ka pa nakapagpalit ng ninja outfit?”

“I have to keep my identity at wala kang pagsasabihan tungkol dito, maliwanag?”

“Hindi ko kailangang—

“Gusto mong iparinig sa Daddy mo ang usapan natin kanina?”

“What?! Nirecord mo yun?”

“Yup.”

“You’re bluffing.”

.

.

“Bakit galit na galit ka sa Daddy mo? Anong nagawa niya at ganyan na lang ang pagkamuhi mo sa kanya?”

“Dalawang tanong yun.”

“Answer me Luke.”

.

.

“Inaalagaan? Wala ka dito noong panahong umuuwi siya ng madaling araw at aalis din makalipas ang ilang oras. Magkikita lang kami ng tatlo o apat na beses isang linggo. Hindi siya aattend ng PTA Assembly o kahit nao mang activity naming sa school kasi may meeting siya sa kung saang lupalop ng mundo. Mas mahal pa niya ang trabaho niya kaysa sa mga anak niya.”

“Sa tingin mo Luke, para saan kung bakit niya binubuhos ang lahat ng lakas niya sa trabaho?  Para kanino?”

.

.

“Proof enough?”

“Fine. I’ll keep this a secret. Pero you own me an explanation.”

“Let’s do this tomorrow. Gabi na, may pasok ka pa bukas. Buti na na lang mukhang hindi nagising ang mga tao sa bahay. Pasok na. I have to make some calls.”

“Promise yan ha?”

“Yes, yes. Go inside.”

“… five culprits…. Yes… They were armed with standard-issue M40 US Marine Corps sniper rifle, probably smuggled… I know, used rubber bullets… suspects? Pffft, of course it’s them! Who else would it be?… Nah, I’m good, my handy 9×19 mm Walther P99 is enough to handle those pests… I don’t think the Magician noticed. Yeah. I have to go. Bye.”

Maya sighed tiredly as she ended the call. Babysitting is not a fun business! Now, she has to think of some plausible explanation to pacify the teen on what happened this night. It was a good thing that the walls in the mansion are pretty thick and no one was caught in the crossfire.

Surveying the garden, she saw that the clean-up crew did a good job. She nodded in satisfaction, cracked her neck and was about to trudge back to the  house when she stopped dead in her tracks, a very familiar, cold steel is pointed at the back of her head.

“Oho? Magician? That sounded really interesting, tell me intruder, who are you and what the hell are you doing in my house brandishing that gun? Are you one of those annoying pests skulking around my property hmmm?”

“…”

“Cat got your tongue? Oh come on, you killed knocked down those rats a while ago, aren’t you supposed to be the cat?”

“I have no obligation to answer.”

“Oh, I beg to differ. Need I remind you who has the upper hand here?”

“….”

“Then I guess I have to keep you as well.”

“As well?”

“I knocked a whole squadron of those pests loitering outside my home. They fell on my traps. Besides, my brothers were kind of agitated so they leapt into action. You just finished the remaining small fry for us. They’re with my men right now, getting cosy with a cup of coffee.”

“Sorry about that. Well, well, who would have thought that you have connections in the dark hmmm? You of all people.”

“So you know me after all.”

“There are wolves preying after you, if you must know.”

“Wolves? *snort* that’s classic.”

“Don’t underestimate those who are hungry for power and prestige. They can do anything to accomplish their goals.”

“I don’t need a preacher to point out the obvious to me. Enough of this, I’ll take you in for questioning.”

“Alpha!”

“Yes? We found these near the veranda.”

“What the?! What have you done to Maya?”

“What are you talking about?”

“These are her clothes! Have you taken advantage of her? Where is she?!”

“I don’t…

“If you don’t speak up this instant, I won’t hesitate to blast your brains out of your skull, bastard. SPEAK!”

_

A man hidden in the shadows smirked in glee. His raven eyes and hair exuded a dark aura of menace and terror.

Well, well, how will get out of this one eh, Sparrow? You’re the almighty agent right? He chose you over me after all. Come on; show me what you’ve got. Tell me how you’ll escape the Magician’s Mesmer.

To be continued.

Thoughts please?

Tweet me @blossomdesu for your reactions!

BANGON PILIPINAS!

 

SNEAK PEEK:

“Dad? Anong nangyayari dito?”

“Go back inside your room Nikki.”

“No Dad, I heard those gunshots. Are you hurt?”

“No. I mean… how?”

“I know what you’ve been up to for these past years Dad… All of them.”

“Nikki?”

“Dad, I think we need to talk.”

_

“Paano ka nakatakas?”

“His daughter came and distracted him. I swear she done on purpose.”

“What do you mean?”

“She winked at me and gestured me to go.”

“What? Paanong-

“I don’t know… I don’t know.”

_

“Brod, lumabas na yung pinapaimbestiga mo.”

“Bout time. Ang tagal naman ni Corpuz ngayon… usually ang bilis ng trabaho niya ah.”

“Brod… the thing is…

“What… is this?”

“There’s nothing that can be traced with the name Maya dela Rosa. Her family, birth certificate, everything. It is as if she doesn’t exist Brod.”

_

“Surprise! Did you all miss me?”

“Hi kids! I missed all of you! And who is this charming lady?”

“Maya dela Rosa po.”

“Nice to meet you Maya, I’m Rafaela Alcantara. Just call me Rafi.

                

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