Ibarra is smiling while reading the letter from Maria Clara.
Ibarra made excuses for him not to be able to come at the dinner at Captain Tiago's house. But the truth is, he doesn't want to face Father Damaso.
Oh, It's you Andeng, come inside.
What made you come here?
You have a letter from Maria Clara
Crisostomo: You haven't been around for days. I've heard that you are a bit ill, so I prayed for you and lit two candles, sine Papa says it's nothing serious. Last night and tonight everyone has been bothering me, telling me to play the piano and asking me to dance. I didn't klnow there's so many bores in the world. If it weren't for Father Damaso trying to distract me by telling me stories and other thing, I would have shut myself up in my bedroom and gone to sleep. Let me know what's the matter with you, I will tell Papa to pay you a visit. In the meantime, I'm sending you Andeng to make you tea. She is a good cook, maybe better than your servants. MARIA CLARA
If you will not visit her tomorrow she will not come to the ceremony.
Please tell Maria Clara that I will come to visit her.