A Second Chance Season 2
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Alice looked at Tony as they both drafted their wedding plans, she hated keeping secrets from him but how was she to tell him that his daughter had been raped and was probably pregnant when his daughter didnt want him to know?
Maria’s case was a serious one that needed a serious solution but how was she to help her when she didnt want her help?
Ever since that day Maria told Alice everything, Maria had been avoiding her like a plague. Even sometimes when she tried chatting with Maria, she always snubbed her.
Maria didnt want help or rather her help, maybe she was ashamed of the fact that she had been a victim of a rape. And she didnt blame her.
Had it not been she had already promised Maria not to tell Tony, she would have told him. He alone would have known what to do. Maria badly needed someone to talk to her, a counsellor perhaps.
A counsellor! Yes, she knew one. Her mother had been both a nurse and a counsellor in her prime, perhaps she could come talk to her.
But would Maria agree?
‘heyy’ Tony said pinching her arm bringing her out of her thoughts ‘what are you thinking?’
She forced a smile ‘nothing dear’
Tony looked at her suspiciously ‘you’re sure about that because i know something is troublin you’
‘you are just exaggerating, what would be troubling the to be newest bride in town?’
Tony chuckled ‘many things. Maybe the baby, Gilbert, Maria or even Ximena’
‘indeed. All these people cant bother me. I’m going to screw them up, you know. I’m not calm like that oo’
Tony laughed and placed his hand on her shoulder ‘funny you’
Alice laughed too ‘have you tried talking to Maria lately?’
‘of course. I was in her room yesterday night’
‘and what did you guys talk about?’
‘like the dress she was going to wear on the day of the wedding, the kind and colour of shoes and clutch, the kind of wristwatch and all other jewelries, the kind of…..’
Alice rolled her eyes ‘you guys didnt talk about the colour of bra and panties she would be putting on too?’
Tony laughed ‘no’
‘nonsense. I eve thought you guys talked about something meaningful’
‘of course we talked about something meaningful’
Alice looked up at him ‘what?’
‘i noticed that there’s something strange about Maria. I dont know, i just cant place my fingers on it but she seems strange to me’
‘by strange you mean?’
‘i dont know but she looks dull somehow and it looks as if she’s emanciating’
’emanciating ke? To me it looks as if she’s putting on weight. She even told me that’
Tony shook his head ‘i’m sure she’s emanciating. And her facial expressions wasnt bright at all, something is really eating deep into her, i dont know’
‘really? Maybe she isnt happy that we are getting married’
‘that isnt reason enough for her to be emanciating Alice’ his look was that of a worried father and Alice nearly thought of telling him everything.
‘then should we get a counsellor for her?’
Tony scoffed ‘what do we need a counsellor for?’
‘to talk to her of course!’
‘we dont need a counsellor’
‘you cant be so sure Tony’
‘whatever is eating Maria would soom heal by itself. I know Maria, she cant stay unhappy for a long time’
‘Tony, this is your only daughter we are talking about here’
‘its too early for a counsellor’
‘its never too early’ Alice said standing up with both hands on her waist ‘you never can tell. Maria needs a counsellor and my mum is a counsellor. I could easily get her to talk to Maria without stress’
‘and now i’m putting it to you Alice that it wont be necessary’
‘how sure are you?’
‘i know what i’m talking about here and you better calm down because you seriously getting on my nerves now’
‘oh really? Now my concern for your daughter’s well being is getting on your nerves abi? I dont blame you’
‘Alice, sit lets talk. I really dont like it when we disagree…..’
‘this is not a matter of disagreement. What if Maria had been raped?!’ Alice said before she could stop herself.
Ximena stood at the door and smiled.
To Be Continued