Two boys, Ersel and Lino, were childhood best friends for three years. One day, while Lino went to visit his grandparents with his parents for several days, Ersel suddenly goes to Manila with his parents without even leaving a word or letter, making the former sad and angry. Ten years later, the two suddenly meet again as college students. How will Ersel make up to Lino for disappearing without a word ten years before? Will their friendship go back to the way it was? Or will their meeting trigger a new emotion - love? *************** Back to Our Paradise Prologue It was a beautiful sunny day in Dakila* Island when Ersel, a five-year-old boy, went out to visit his favorite place on the island - an isolated white sand beach with some coconut trees. He found this place a week ago. Since he found it to be a beautiful and peaceful spot where he could spend some alone time, he decided to visit it every time he wants. A few minutes after leaving his house, Ersel finally reached his destination. He enjoyed the blowing of the wind coming from the sea, the relaxing sound of the waves, and the fascinating sight of the sea. He looked far into the horizon, thinking of what he could possibly find beyond the sea. A few moments later, Ersel heard some footsteps approaching from his left. He turned his head to the left and saw a boy who sat on one of the rocks near one of the coconut trees. The boy looked to be the same age as Ersel. Ersel looked more closely and thought that the boy looked sad as the latter's eyes looked at the sea. Feeling curious about the boy, Ersel approached him. "Hi! Who are you? " Ersel said with a smile, waving his right hand at the boy. The boy just looked at him with sad eyes, making Ersel felt pity for him. Ersel sat on one of the rocks beside the boy and began to talk to the latter. "My name is Ersel," Ersel said while grinning. "What is your name? " The other boy looked at him again with sad eyes. "Lino," the other boy said in a sad voice. "So, Lino, why are you sad? " Ersel asked curiously. Lino began to cry, making Ersel feel said for the former. "Papa and Mama... they... " Lino said while gasping for air and crying. "What? " Ersel asked curiously. "They fought again in front of me. I do not want to see them fighting like that," Lino said while his tears continued rolling down his cheeks. Ersel felt even sadder for Lino. While he has never seen his parents fighting before, he thought that it would feel just as painful to see his own parents fighting too. "I see. I...