(A Dance Party for the whole town to enjoy has been organized, every one seems to be getting ready & excited. People are all dressed wonderfully, arriving at the main hall & oh! how their joys are heared!)

Women:This is lovely! What a great day to relax & be happy!

Men:I can't wait for the party to start!

***

(And so it did...the party lasted long! people laughed & drank cheerfuly...looking like they are having the greatest time of their lives...until...)

Speaker:Welcome everybody & thank you for coming! This is truly a great party & i hope you are enjoying yourselves!

Crowd:YEAH!(Applause)

Speaker:Now, it's time for us to start celebrating with the person who thought up the idea...pls. welcome "the lady of peace"...Ms.Serah Saimi!

(The crowd is silenced in anticipation as "the lady of peace" comes down from the pearly white stairs to join the party)

woman#1:Wow! so pretty! i never knew such a gorgeous lady such as her would have the idea & the heart to invite us to this party!

woman#2:I agree! this is so surprising indeed!

(And more comments echo through the main hall as Ms.Serah Saimi stands on the platform)

Ms.Serah Saimi:Good evening to you all...I am delighted to have you here & I hope you are all enjoying yourselves! but let me tell you this...i did not come up with this idea on my own...this are gathered up ideas from the people who stand with you now on this very same hall...so Pls. feel free to come to me whenever you want to share something...I assure you that you will not be disappointed!...but for now...pls. enjoy the party!

Crowd:YEAH! Ms.Serah's the best!(applause)

(They start to dance)

(As Ms.Serah smile while watching the people enjoying themselves, she spots a young man looking from the window...The young man sees her looking at him & runs away)

Ms.Serah Saimi:huh? wait...(she runs outside)...WAIT!...huh?...he's gone...

Butler Carlos:Ms.Serah...are you alright?

Ms.Serah Saimi:Y-Yes...Im fine...c'mon...let's not miss the party...(takes one last look outside & goes back inside)

???:Serah...Saimi...huh...

***

???:(enters the building)...Im Back...

young man#1:Hey! where did you come from?!...eh?..hehe..no point in askin'...

young man#2:He ain't worth worryin' about anyways! hahahaha!...

???:... ...(enters his room & shuts the door)...(he turns on the light on his desk & starts to read a book...but his mind is not in peace as the voices in his head bother him)

(Voices saying:hehehe...he ain't worth worryin' about! He's nothing but a loser! He's not really one of us! yeah! he's dirty! he ain't pure! hehehe! he ain't one of us...)

???:Shut up, Shut up, Shut up!...(he throws the book)...huff huff huff...

(As soon as he comes to his senses...He lies in bed & shuts his eyes)...I can't stay here anymore...

***

(Meanwhile, in Ms.Serah Saimi's room...She recalls the sad looks in the young man's(???)eyes)

Ms.Serah Saimi:...Who could he be?...Why didn't he come to the party?...sigh...I have to find him...

(KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK)...come in...

Butler Carlos:Ms.Serah...

Ms.Serah Saimi:Carlos...i told you not to call me that...hehehe...it sounds too polite...it doesn't suite me...hehehe...

Butler Carlos:...oh...sorry...Saimi...here is your hot milk...

Saimi:Thank You Carlos...(she zips & smiles at him)...hehehe

Butler Carlos:...uh..eh..hehehe...You never change...you're still that little Saimi i took care of as a child...hehehe...

Saimi:...hey! stop that!...hehehe...i am not a child anymore carlos...

Butler Carlos:Yes...i guess you're not...

(The door bangs open as one of the maids enter the room in panic)

Maid Stela:Saimi! Saimi! Come quick! Hurry! A boy! A boy! He's in trouble!

Saimi:W-what?!...(she looks out her window & sees a boy being beaten)...oh dear!...(!)...WAIT!..that boy...HUH! He's the boy from before!

(FLASHES OF THE BOY'S FACES FROM THE PARTY)...someone has to help him!(she runs outside)

Bully#1:hehehe...C'mon! you gonna fight?! why aren't 'ya standing eh?! C'MON!(kicks him continuesly)

Saimi:STOP! STOP IT NOW! LEAVE THAT BOY ALONE!

Bully#2:EH?...& what you gonna do about it if we dont?

Saimi:(Pulling out 2 pistols from her pocket)...You'd be sorry...

Bully#2:Wah! no! ok! we'll leave him alone...heh...see 'ya later sissy!(kicks him again & leaves)

Saimi:-phew-...are you alright?...

???:(Breathing Heavily & starts to cough)...-cough-...why?...(faints)

Saimi:HUH! get up!...Carlos! Help me! Quick!...Get him inside!...hold on...you'll be fine soon...

Carlos:Hurry! Help me...we have to bring him in...(He gently carries the boy inside the house & lays him in the bed near the fire)

Saimi:Stela...get me a doctor to come over...Quickly...

Stela...Y-yes ma'am...right away...(Stela leaves the room)

Saimi:...(Stares at the boys face & starts to brush his hair with her fingers)...this boy...who can he be?...why were those bullies picking on him...???

Stela:The doctor is here Saimi...

Saimi:oh...ok...thank you stela...let him in...

Doctor:...(Enters the room)...Good evening Ms.Serah...What seems to be the problem?...

Saimi:...Its this boy...pls. check on him...

Doctor:...(Checking for any injuries)...hmm..he seems to be fine...he has a slight temperature...I think you should stay outside for a moment...if you don't mind...

Saimi:N-no...not at all...Thank You Doctor...(She closes the door as she leaves the room with a sorrowful face)...i hope nothing happens...

***

(A few minutes later, Saimi stands beside the window in deep thought when the Doctor comes out of the room)

Saimi:...(!)...Doctor?...How is he?...Is he alright?...

Doctor:...Yes...(at that very moment, after he announced the good news, Saimi is relived & at peace)

Saimi:...Is there anything i can do?...

Doctor:He has suffered a fatal beating & i suggest you give him rest, some food & warm water to be rubbed on his wounds...I'll also be asking you to let him take this medicine after every meal...

Saimi:..Thank You Doctor...Thank You Very Much...

Doctor:...For you Ms.Serah?...Anytime...

(The Doctor leaves & Saimi takes what the boy needs in the room)

Saimi:...Look at these bruises...it's terrible...(!)

???:uhn...(He starts to open his eyes a bit)...

Saimi:HUH!...Carlos! He's waking up! Come Quick!...(Carlos rushes in the room)

Carlos:Saimi?!...How is he?!...

Saimi:...Hey...You ok?...I'm Saimi...this is Carlos, my butler...Who are you?...

???:...S-saido...ugh...

Saimi:...No!...Don't move around too much...

Saido:...I...-cough-...ugh...

Saimi:Ah!...no! stop!...(Saido Falls Back To Sleep)...

Carlos:...poor kid...Saimi...We have to clean him up or the wounds might get an infection...

Saimi:...Alright...-sigh-...I really thought he'd wake up...

Carlos:I konow...So did i...(He removes saido's upper shirt)

Saimi:(Squeezing the towel)...here...(starts to rub the wounds)

Saido:tch...

Saimi:oh!...I'm sorry...did that hurt?...(as she continues rubbing him, She is shocked when she got to the back)...What-What is this?!

Carlos:...What is it Saimi?!...(!)...That's...

Saimi:...(a black rose is tatooed on his back)...a black rose...

Carlos:His name...Saido...meaning...black rose...

Saimi:...Who could he really be?...why?...why saido?...(She once again starts to look at Saido in deep thought)

***

(one fine morning, day of the flower festival)

Saido:...uhn...(opens his eyes & the bright sun shines through the window)...Where am i?...(Recalls the night of his beating & Saimi's Voice saying: Leave him alone!)...that girl...(he starts to look around the room & there he saw her...Saimi, who has fallen asleep on the chair next to his bed)...Saimi...(!)...ugh!...

Saimi:(Waking in shock)...huh!...S-saido-kun?!...Are you alright?!...What's wrong?!...CARLOS!!!

Saido:(Gasping for breath)...SA-I-MI...(his vision blurs & everything goes black)...saimi...

***

(Saido is floating in a dimension of darkness...)

Voice:...Saido...Saido...wake up...wake up Saido...wake up...

Saido:...who?...who are you?...

Voice:...I am you...

Saido:...What?...I don't understand...

Voice:...a son born to be a black rose...a person born to feel no love, no joy, a person to have never felt human warmth...that is who you are now...

Saido:...Why are you telling me this?...

Voice:...It's time to wake up & realize...because if you don't...you will never wake up again...so wake up saido! Wake & be saved!

Saido:...wait!...I have more to ask!...wait!!!

***

Saido:(waking up violently)...arhg!...no...leave me alone!...huf huf huf...

Saimi:Pls. Calm down! Saido-kun!...

Saido:...(!)...(he falls on his knees)

Saimi:Saido-kun!...

Saido:no...don't touch me...I'm alright...I'm..alright...

(They stay where they are for minutes...then Saido starts to stand)

Saimi:...uh-

Saido...it's alright...I won't go crazy anymore...

Saimi:...I see...

Saido:...so tell me...why did you save me?...why did you take me into your home?...why?...

Saimi:...hehehe...not used to being accepted...are you?...

Saido:...uh-I...

Saimi:....I knew it...hehe...don't worry...you may stay here till you fully recover...till then, pls. stay...it's the flower festival today...

Saido:F-Flower...Festival?...i see...

Carlos:(Entering the room)...Good Morning Saimi...oh?...he's awake!...& in time for the flower festival too...

Saimi:I know!...hehe...Carlos...can you help me fix him up?

Saido:...hm?...W-wait...what do you mean?...ei...

Carlos:oh...i see...alright...i'll prepare him right away...

Saido:...Wait!...hey!(Carlos grabs him)...stop!...

Saimi:...hehehehe...soon...you'll be great...

Saido:...what do you mean?!...Stop!

***

(After all the fixing up...Saido is revealed with a new look...)

Carlos:...how's this?

Saimi:...perfect...just perfect...

Saido:...uhm...Why am i dressed this way?

Saimi:...Flower festival...you-are-coming...

Saido:(Stunned)...what?

Saimi:...you didn't hear me?...i said-

Saido:I know what you said!...i just...don't understand...why me?

Saimi:...you still ask the same questions?...-sigh-...(!)...i got it!...

Saido:...you got it?...

Saimi:Let's make a deal, you go with me & have fun...if you don't...you can leave...promise...

Saido:(Thinking for awhile)...A-alright...I'll try...just for today...

Saimi:Good...hehehehe...