The Healing

Saturday Stories
July 8, 2017

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It was a miracle. They were all healed even after the doctors had given up. They had asked their friend Seth (Vilma Santos) to take them to the faith healer Elsa (Daria Ramirez) and now they have their lives back.

Alma (Pokwang) had gangrene, Chona (Ces Quesada) had goiter, Greta (Ynez Veneracion) had a lump on her breast, Ding (Chris Villanueva) had a rare skin disease - and they have all completely disappeared.

Cita (Janice De Belen) had taken her daughter Cacai (Abby Bautista) who was blind. One morning, as she came home, she saw Cacai reading aloud her father's letters, and as she realized that her beloved daughter can finally see, and she just broke down and cried.

Seth's son Jed (Martin Del Rosario) begged her to take his half-sister Cookie (Kim Chiu) who was dying of a rare kidney disease. Val (Mark Gil), Cookie's father and Seth's ex -husband, was furious when he found out. He threatened Seth should anything happen to his daughter.

But something did happen. As he arrived at the hospital, he was greeted with the inexplicable news of her spontaneous recovery. Even the doctors were dumbfounded.

But the miracles come with a price.

Seth and her friends held a thanksgiving dinner, a double celebration because it was also Ding's wedding. They were puzzled why Chona didn't come. Later, they went to her house, and they were shocked when they saw her gruesome end.

At the funeral, they discovered an even more frightening revelation: those that were healed have began to suffer nightmares about a black crow. They saw it as a omen of death, but Greta's husband Ruben (Allan Paule) was teasing them about mass hysteria, not knowing the fate that awaited him.

In desperation, Seth came to Elsa as events began to spiral out of control - but the healer had been murdered.

Her assistant, Melchor (Joel Torre) had warned them that Elsa could not conduct healings anymore. Now, he told them the reason. There is only one they can do, only one thing can stop all this.

It all began when when Seth's father Odong (Robert Arevalo) had achieved a spectacular regeneration from a massive stroke that had left him semi-comatose. Elsa's amazing healing even made him regain his youth. Suddenly, he was like a teenager again, even going to a cosplay party in full costume.

Seth asked him if he ever had nightmares after the healing. "Last night," he said thoughtfully, in a rare moment of seriousness, "I had a wet dream."

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