Secrets Behind the Past – English Edition Only – Part 6

Part 6 

       This still didn’t explain to me where and how my mother died, or if her death was accidental. The mystery was getting more and more intricate and difficult to explain. By now we should have found a logical explanation, but no at this point, that’s all we had. One can’t vanish as a soap bubble does.

      Danny told Mama Maria we wanted to meet Mr. Rodriguez and to ask him the real reason why my mother had returned to Cebu soon before she had vanished.

    Mama Maria offered her help in arranging a meeting with Mr. Rodriguez.

   Mama Maria was the one that had confirmed that my mother had returned to the Philippines shortly before her disappearance.

     At that time mother had taken as a pretest to return to Cebu her urgent need to have some document from San Carlos University for an application as a teacher at the University of New South Wales. But my father never accepted such an explanation. He suspected that behind was quite a different story. Over the last months, they had been together things had deteriorated. She had returned to the former lifestyle and spent her time with charming friends at parties. On those occasions, she felt free to stay away from the conjugal roof for days forgetting her marital obligations, and until her moods and sex drive were completely satisfied.

          At her return home, still under the influence of liquors, she never explained to my father her where-around.  Such selfishness created a deeper hole in their relationship, even if, over the years of marriage, my father had been a patient and supportive husband.

           At that time he told her, “This trip to the Philippines isn’t necessary. I have enough contacts in Cebu to have what you need in no time. My contacts will be able to help you out.”

       But that was the tragedy. Mother had never listened to him. Over the past seven years together, Katy had never accepted her husband’s authority; she had only married him as a matter of convenience. She couldn’t have returned home pregnant. She had to justify this with her husband on her side. In the years together she had only used him for her ambitious necessities. She had never found a word of love for the man with whom she was sharing life.

           At that time he told her, “This trip to the Philippines isn’t necessary. I have enough contacts in Cebu to have what you need in no time. My contacts will be able to help you out.”

       But that was the tragedy. Mother had never listened to him. Over the past seven years together, Katy had never accepted her husband’s authority; she had only married him as a matter of convenience. She couldn’t have returned home pregnant. She had to justify this with her husband on her side. In the years together she had only used him for her ambitious necessities. She had never found a word of love for the man with whom she was sharing life. At San Carlos University in Cebu, Katy received a warm welcome from Mr. Acchino, the dean of the university. It was like the old days when she was his protegee. He patronized Katy, considering her a warm and witty girl, and felt a fatherly love, considering Katy as the daughter he never had.

           Mr. Acchino listened to Katy and urged the various departments to release the documents she needed.

          He told her, “Seeing you I was hoping you wanted your position back at San Carlos’. Many, at the university, will be pleased to see you back. Let me know if you change your mind.”

          “Thank you Mr. Acchino, I will consider your offer if I decide to stay in Cebu.”     

           “What are you doing at the weekend, Katy? We have a boat party for the staff of the university. It would be great if you like to come, will be like in the old days. I’ll wait for you, a bus is arranged from to the university’s campus at three on Friday afternoon. I can promise a fabulous time. ” 

           It was a trip around the Cebu Island Group, with a chartered boat sailing lazily around a group of islands and returning on the Sunday midmorning.

 .         Food and liquor were plentiful and the band played through the night, popular tunes in vogue, with much-enjoying dancing.

End Part 6

Published by carlogabbiwriter

Italian born, and living in Australia. I'm writing for the past 15 years in both Italian and English language. I pubblished my first book in USA and it's available with Amazon. I also wrote several long stories which are grouped under the name "A song of Love" and several other works available in my blog in Rosso Venexiano.

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