Accidentally In Love Accidentally In Love [1st Story] © tenderheart. All Rights Reserved 2009.

Distribution of any kind is P ROBIHITED without the written consent of ASHE. [Warning : Some bad terms and languages have been used for this story. If cursin g is a no-no for you, you might as well avoid it or something to get through wit h it. My apologies, readers.] The Case [Prologue] Accidents always occur when... You do an unexpectedly crime that will lead you to be a prisoner -- of a stup!d guy. I'm like a prisoner in his sight. Because of the crime that I did accidentally. Because he's the guy who's arranged with me accidentally too. I noticed that nowadays, everyday in my life occur ACCIDENTALLY. Everyday is lik e an accident for a student like me. Well, for me, that's life. Life surprises y ou with another turn. Life always changing in every second, as well as underesti mating you. What if love will bloom between us accidentally? I told you. Everyday in my life occurs accidentally. And I will never ever regre t the surprises of life that the crime actually given me. He's the POLICE, and I'm just a PRISONER of his. Victims and Suspects [Color Codings] Marriane Louise Santos Rex Carlo Lopez Lawrence Yan Andrea Reyes Candy Tramph Abby Rose Cruz Camille Reyes-Yan Other Characters

Handcuff o1 - Weird Life. I had a dream last night.... I saw myself ... Then I saw a Suddenly, he I saw myself in a white gown like i'm going to be married & walking at the aisle man in a white clothes... faded away... yelling his name so he can come back but, he didn't respond...

Weird dream, huh? but you know, that dream reminds me of finding soulmates... I dunno, we'll... I just read it in Abby's book and it says, "If you already found him, then you shouldn't let him go..." Nah! Hindi ko pa iniisip yan noh! I'm not ready enough to meet my soulmate. Who cares? Nobody does... except to my friend Abby. I was cleaning at the living room when I saw this Arrange Marriage Agreement stu ff at the center table. Kung gusto mong malaman kung ano yung Agreement na yun, better read up. Papu told me that I'm going to marry that guy who I met in a children's party, I dunno why and I'm super hate it... Alam mo, kapag nakikita ko yan, gusto ko yang punitin pero, there's something fo rcing me na wag gawin yun... and I dunno why. "Ano naman yan?" andyan pala si Mamu. "Kasi naman eh, nakita ko nanaman 'tong Agreement na to..." I went upset. "Akala ko ba, pupunitin mo yan sa oras na mahawakan mo yan?" "Bakit pa Mamu? Mabait naman ako ah!" She tapped my shoulder. "Alam ko kung anong nararamdaman mo at this moment pero, it's your Papu's fault, remember?" Yeah, kabalbalan to ni Papu. Dahil nga mahal ko si Papu at nandun na sya sa fluf fy [Heaven] place, sinunod ko na sya. And this is my destiny. I guess. *** Sa school, gumagawa kami ni Abby [Rose Cruz] ng assignment kaya we have to hurry . Eto nga palang si Abby, eh, she's a kikay girl, must say na "malandi" but medy o... she's always there to make me laugh, kahit saan, kahit bumagyo pa, magkaroo n pa ng tornado at lindol, kahit tangayin na kami, hay, di mo kami mapapaghiwala y. Kaklase ko kaya to since elementary pa! Nahawaan na ata ako nito ng virus nya eh... you know, para na rin akong lukaret tulad nya.

The bell suddenly rang. Lahat kami nagsipagpasukan na sa kanya-kanyang mga class rooms. Well, wala kaming teacher ngayon. Nagmistulang playground nanaman tong ro om namin. Lagi naman eh... ako? Nakadungaw lang kaya ako sa bintana?! Nilapitan ako ni Abby. "Oi Madam! Alam mo, para kang autistic jan?" Endearments. She decided that for herself only. I didn't even think out a better name-call for her. So, she decided to call me 'MADAM'. Sheesh. "Hay, naku, tigi lan mo nga ako Abby! Alam mo, istorbo ka po..." "Ang mabuti pa, samahan mo na lang ako sa boy's locker room, andun daw ngayon yu ng gwapong nasa pilot section!" sabay tili. "Ikaw na lang mag-isa!" "Ang sungit naman nito... hmp!" sabay alis. "Ewan ko sa'yo Abby, at bakit nababaliw ka ngayon sa mga nerd sa pilot section." Ang tagal ng oras! With that, the bell rang. Ang weird ah. Kakasabi ko lang, nangyari agad. "Ang aga naman ata ngayon ng uwian?" May nag-announce. "Teachers have an urgent meeting so, class dismissed!" Nagsigawan lahat ng mga kaklase ko, at nagtulakan para lang makaalis. Iniwan nam an ako ni Abby sa locker room. 45 Nakita ko yung matandang babaeng janitor. We exchanged smiles tapos bigla na lan g nyang hinawakan yung kamay ko. "H-huh? T-Teka.. ano po yun? Bakit nyo po ko hinahawakan?" "Sandali lang iha. Huhulaan kita, iha." I looked at her, puzzled. "May insidente ng mangyayari sa daan mo kung saan makikilala mo ang katapat mo." "Huh? Ano... po yun?" Seriously, I don't get her. Well, ganyan naman ang mga man ghuhula diba? Clueless ka kapag kaharap mo. Feeling mo sya lang ang nakakaalam n g lahat ng mga nangyayari. "Sige na iha. Mag-ingat ka iha at mamuhay ka ng masaya kasama sya." At umalis na sya. Ano yung sinasabi nung matandang yun? Weird nga talaga. Handcuff o2 - The Crime. Oh, never mind. Pero, pano kaya kung maaksidente ako? Gusto ko pang mabuhay no! *Sigh* Oo nga, n andun si Papu, pero hindi ibig sabihin hindi ko sya gustong makasama dun. Hay, e wan. When I was walking home, naalala ko nanaman yung Arrange Marriage. Nakakainis ta

Oi.. Nandun pala sya sa likod. I have a decent name. idi0t. "Magkano ba?!" I exclaimed. "Look what you did!" "Ano? Wala naman eh!" "Bulag ka ba o bingi?" Ano bang pinagsasasabi ng lalaking to? There it is. face it.. Nagtanong ka pa. isang gwapong nilala ng pa ang dadaan? But. wag nam an kayo magpapadala. "Aray ko! Ano ba?" Dinala nya ko sa sasakyan nya. alam mo ba kung magkano 'tong brand new na kotse ko?" Aba . Dahil sa galit ko. madam. siguro ano la ng yun. I tried to kick i t. Tingnan mo nga kung ano ang ginawa mo sa kots e ko!" "Huh? Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" "Alam kong ikaw ang sumipa nito.. nakarinig ako ng nabasag na something. mga walang magawa sa buhay nila. alam nyo namang iba ang isip ko sa iba. All of a sudden. He scoffed. pero di ko pa rin sya makita. Mamaya mabalitaan nyo na lang ako nasa past na ko using the time machine. "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa. I would try to survive on Neptune [since Pluto wasn't c onsidered as a planet na. Na parang gusto kong durugin ang mundo at manirahan na lang sa iba ng planeta.. Wala yun.. kasi alam ko that planet was also suffering the thi ngs that Earth was suffering now. tsss.. Nangarap ba? I saw an empty soda can towards the street.. "Halika rito. Malayo ang nararating ng utak ko.. I'll pay it!" "Oi. Lagot ka. well. inosenteng baliw. Yah. based lang naman yun sa utak ko. Kayo oh. I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki. Yun yung latang si nipa ko kanina..].. "Hoy! Ano ba?" Haha. My two big black eyes saw it and widened. Ang weird ah.. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused. sira-ulo naman.laga sina Mamu . Ni hindi ko nga bin igyan ng much strength. "Then fine. Nababaliw na ba sila o nasisisraan na ng ulo? I felt bored." Then he grabbed my arm. sa lahat ng mga pinagdadaanan ng buhay ko ngayon. Akalai n mo yun." may hawak-hawak syang lata. di nyo alam. unfortunately. .. "Aishh.. loko pala tong lalaking to eh! Tinawag ba naman akong inosenteng baliw? Aiiis sshhh. Aiyyy! Basag pala yung ca r window nya! Ang lakas naman ng impact ng pagkasipa ko dun.. "Tsk. If I had to. Haha. Well..

" *bows* He went back to driving.. "Hoy!" . naglakad na lang ako. "Uh. Eh wala naman akong perang ganun kalaki." "Tsk.... may nahanap na akong spot na pwede kong pagtaguan pansamantala. Then I realized. Buti na lang at malayo ang agwat naming sa isa't isa.. nakaalis na pa la sya.. brand new eh! "Inosenteng baliw!" Ang sama talaga nitong lalaking 'to! No manners! "Pag nakita kita.. I heard a voice. Kainis! With matching sigaw pa ang pagtakbo ko! Lumingon ako habang tumatakbo... Oh well.. sorry talaga. hindi ko talaga sinasadya yun. syempre. "Ano ba yan! Hinahabol pa rin nya ko? Naman!" Ano nang gagawin ko? Papu. mga hundred thousand lang naman. ang magandang gawin in th is kind of crime is to.. well. Naglakad na uli ako. nanjan pa rin ang gwapong nilalang na t o. pasensya na talaga. Mamu! Tulong! Buti na lang.. teka! Bumalik ka rito oi!" Para kaming tangang naghahabulan sa kalsada. A sorry couldn't back the disaster you made.. Suddenly." O_O Ano? Okay. H-hu-hund red thou-ss-sand daw? Lang naman? Well."Costs about. my eyes went out of their sockets because of so much shock.. sige. Minsan na lang ako maka bunggo ng mga taong ganun.. OMG! Late na ko! I ran hurriedly to get to the school. Lalo na't magagandang nilalang ang mga hinaharap saki n ni God. papatayin kita!" tapos sinilip ko sya sa butas. Ito na nga ang krimeng hindi ko mat atakasan. Nung malapit na ko sa school. alas-otso na! Ano ba sya? Tao ba talaga to? Talagang mahal nya yung kotse n ya.. siguro mura lang naman siguro sa katulad nyang mayayaman ang mga ganun. AY OS! Ang tagal kong nagtago dun ah! Pero." I thought for a second haw to escape it. RUN!!! "Oi. Alam mo kasi... 45 "Oo. ummm..

kasi tinakot mo ko eh!" "Ganun? hahaha! nakakatawa yang itsura mo! Ano bang nangyari sayo?" tiningnan ko yung sarili ko sa salamin. bakit parang kinakabahan ka?" "H-h-ha? eh kasi. Marriane!" "Aaaaahhhh!!!" Pagkalingon ko.teka. help me! Take me to Your kingdom! Hinabol nya ako hanggang makarating ako dun sa school gate. tayo ngayon di ba?" "Oo nga pala ano? buti na lang at iniwan ko yung uniform ko dun sa locker ko. nasan silang lahat?" "May P." . samahan mo ko. teka.. "Aiiiiiissssshhhhh!!!!!" I'm gonna die! GOD.. Bakit wala sila dito? The room filled with silence.... talag ang galit na galit sya. ligtas ka na? hah! Hindi ka makakalabas dito ng buhay!" Aba! nagbabanta pa! No worries.. three blind mice? But he really is he! Di ba sya yung may-ari ng sas akyan? Yung gwapong nilalang? hala.. Then someone tapped me caused me to jump in fright .. "Wala. I brushed my hair and put my bag at my chair... lagot na! Ngayon ba naman. mukha na pala akong bruha.." O_O Am I blind. Tingnan mo yung mukha nya.E. Pumasok agad ako.. Well. Marriane..... Hi ngal na hingal ako dahil sa kanya! Naku. good for me! *** Agad akong pumunta dun sa room ko. si Abby lang pala! "Loko ka ah! Ginulat mo naman ako!" "Ginulat eh tinawag lang naman kita. nasira na tuloy ang beauty ko! Bwisit n a. tara.... "G@g0 ka ah! Halika rito! Pagkatapos mo kong pagtaguan kagabi?!" Hinabol nya ko.... sinusundan nya pa rin ako?! Pasaway ka ha." I whispered.Lumingon ako. wala kasi mahangin lang sa labas. "Sino nanaman -. "Oi.. ugh! "Hoy! Akala mo. "Ano?" "Ah.. ble!" I made a face infront of him. nakipaghabulan lang ako d un sa sira-ulong yun.. hahaha! "Babay..

" I put a fake smile on my face." "Ano? Aiiiiisssshhhh!" I ducked my head into the table again because of my confu sedly feeling. pano kung mamaya nanjan pa rin sya pag-uwi ko? Bumalik agad ako sa locker ko and pretend that I don't see him. O_O Teka. nak u. "Sino ba yun ha?" "OMG! It's Rex!" tili agen. Namimiha sa ka na Abby ah. She really looked li ke a doll. ang ganda talaga ng buhok nya! I've been craving that for almost a year! W ell. Tired about running. "Nakita mo ba sya?" "Aahhh.. she decided to have her bangs and straighten her hair. nagtatanong lang kasi yung kaibigan ko. I rested my head onto my table.. "Marriane! Tingnan mo oh!" sabay tili.*** Pagdating namin sa girl's locker room. Aish. I admit... Hay. mga around a thousand daw or s omething.." "According to my cousin.." I groaned. talagang hindi sya titigil huh?! Pero. "Ummm. Then pumasok sa utak ko na tanungin si Abby. Sira rin tong sarili ko noh... magkano ba ang pagpapaayos ng bintana ng sasakyan?" "Ano klaseng sasakyan ba?" Teka. Ang sakit talaga sa tenga. Ah. But seriously.. "W-wala. Why can't you just turn around and face that crime? Aish. May bago nanaman siguro tong kinababaliwan. Hummer nga. oo.." "Bakit mo naman natanong?" I paused. Pano na? Pano?! .. I don't know him and I don't want to know anything about him! I just prayed about my safety trip to my home after class.. "Hmm?" I looked at her as she combing her hair like a doll. I looked outside to see the last person that I don't ev er wanted to see in my whole life anymore. mahal daw yun. hindi ko naman alam yan eh. ano nga bang klase yun? "Hummer ba yun? Ah..... "Abby.... Sinilip ko yung bintana.. *** I felt tired.. siguro..

Okay.. okay ka lang?" I looked at her at the corner of my eye.. pumunta ako sa kusina para kumain.medyo malaki alng..... "Ay." Just fine.. Para akong tanga na nagdadasal habang naglalakad pababa sa ground floor. hintayin na lang kita rito.sige tawagan n a lang kita mamaya. dumiretso na agad ako sa kwarto. I lied on the bed and thought about it.." She started.. sana wala sya dun sa gate.." "Bakit?" . Bye!" 45 *** I ran to the Emergency Exit. hidni naman sa nagmamaya bang ako. sana wala! "Ate! Kakain na!" My brother called out.. malaki ang bahay ko -.. "Re member your fiancé?" "Huh?" "May pupuntahan tayong party bukas ng gabi... uhmm. san ka pupunta? dito ang labasan di ba?" Think faster.. Sana w alang makaalam nitong kabalbalan ko... As soon as I arrived at the room.. sige. Marriane. hindi na. "I'm going to be fine.." Pagkabihis ko. "Ah. "Oo.. Nung nakarating na ko sa ground floor..." Tinulak ko sya papuntang ground floor. Better for a family talaga. Eh sa yun lang alam kong isang daan palabas ng scho ol. masisisi nyo ba ko? Good thing hindi ako nakita nung guards. "Marriane.*** Uwian na. dress up well. sige. Pagkauwi ko. think! *light bulb* "Aahhh.... "Marriane. "Ano nanaman po yon Mamu?" I asked sarcastically. okay lang. oo! may naiwan pa pala ako sa locker ko!" "Okay. teka.. O_O Walangya naman oh! He's still there! Agad akong tumalikod at bumalik sa taas.

or advi ces to give a solution to my problems."You'll going to meet him up. Internet. Ayo on! may naisip na ko.. Is he as EVIL as a DEVIL? or as GOOD as an ANGEL? . ewan. Remember. she went to my house to know what's going on. alam ko kung ano ang iniisip mo. ta pos sisingit pa 'tong fiancé na to! "Marriane!" "Wala na kong ganang kumain.Meet him up?! Sigh. She always brighten up my day. Well. hind i nya ko mabibigyan ng matinong advice for this crime. "Eh di ayos!" She cheered." Napatalumbaba na lang ako sa may study table ko. nababaliw na ba kayo?" "Wag mo kong galitin ha?!" Bumalik ako sa kwarto ko. Hindi ko na alam ang gagawin para libangin ang sarili ko. my chatmates pissed me off too.. makagala pa kaya kami ni Abby sa sitwasyon kong ito? Hay naku.." I mumbled. siguro nga dahil makikilala ko na ang fiancé ko mamaya. isa rin yon sa mga lo ko-lokong nasasalubong naten sa daan. "Mamu. Tumawag sya sakin a while ago at dinahil an ko na lang eh yung kikilalanin ko na yung fiancé ko tonight. That's the word eh.. too bad for me yon.. Oo. mabait. She gave me a big hug. Yoon. here it goes. Ganun din. kita nang may kaso pa ko sa nilalang na yun.." "Ha?!" I exclaimed. I will not going to hook up with him kahit anong mangyari. "Madam.Aray!" She poked my head. . I have to be sp ecific in hiding that crime... When I felt upset. It's officially weekend. Napaupo ako sa kama ko. "Anong maayos dun? Malay naten. Kainis di ba? So bored.. Should I meet him up? Bahala na. At dahil nga she's my bestest friend. You're such a nega talag a.. Handcuff o4 .... nagchat nga ako. just to comfort myself. Abby's not too much annoying to me...." "Isipin mo na lang. Ang sama ng ar aw ko.. tsss. gentleman." "Hay. Naman.." "Marriane!" "EH! Ewan ko sa inyo!" dabog kong sinarado ang pinto ng kwarto ko. Eto. manood na nga lang ako ng mga palabas. I want to go out pero.. "Don't be such an OA bruha.. ginulo ako ng kapatid ko habang na nood ako. ma--" "Kabaliktaran nun -. I had been stucked in my bed for at least 5 hours or more. "Darn it. she always have her jokes in her bag to make me feel better. gwapo. Tumayo ako sa kinauupuan ko. how kind is my f iancé? baka naman isa rin yong loko loko. " Well. Hindi nga kami gumala ni Abby.

" at uma lis sya. When my eyes averted to the mirror." I mumbled. i'll call my son. He's my father-in-law. Ga nda ng tiles ah. Lopez. An d she really look beautiful. Finally.. lumaki ka na agad. . anak. Masanay kayo. Pero. so this is your daughter." I shook my head.. Wait.. I saw the real Marriane." "Err.WOW! Ang laki ng bahay nila! Must be a rich one.. "Oh. we arrived at their -. maganda pala t alaga sya!" I brought a fake smile while he just elegantly smiled at me." Pumunta agad ako sa Washing Room. punta lang ako sa Washing Room. Mas mabuti yun at nang mangyari ang mangyari. Grabe. ibebenta talaga nila ako. nagmumuni-muni lang at tumit ingin sa mga tao dun." I mumbled as the cab arrived. 45 "Nice to meet you po. Based on her voice. Weird. hoy. Puro mayayaman ito. We waited for a cab at the waiting shed. "Kasi naman eh. Mr.. While me. iwanan mo ang bahay para mawala ang mga gamit ha? " mom gave instructions sarcastically. bumalik ka na agad ha para makilala mo na sya.. That's what my family go es eh. Tsss.. "Eh di iwanan mo! Al am nyo namang ayokong pumunta dun noh. "Honey... "M arriane. Marco." Marco replied sarcastically too. And we're on our way to that party. Para namang ibebenta na ninyo ako nyan eh~~" "Ibebenta? Bakit ka naman namin ibebenta ni Papu mo? At wag mong isipin na ibine benta ka namin.God. wag mong subukang magwala dun ah. bilisan mo. Huhu.. Kilala kasi kita eh." She laughed. I can't believe gant o kayaman ang fiancé ko. ganun? Well. "Hay naku. Kaya pala eh. Mas mabuti yu n at nang mangyari na ang mangyari. "Parang kalian lang. well. you look so exc eptional today." "Oo...... BLESS ME TONIGHT! *** "Marriane. Anong ibig sabihin nya dun? "Mamu. Lumabas na ko from my room and I saw mamu's gleamy face. ako lang ata ang mag-isa rito. O_O She introduced me to him." "Mamu?!" "I'm just joking anak." "Whatever.. Someone accompanied Mamu when we entered. Wait down there. Nice.. I suddenly smiled back to the reflection and giggle d. ganun na nga.. OM goshie. "OPO. Napansin ko.." I answered as I fixed my hair in place . sige. iiwanan na kita." Mamu called out..

" then I acted like dizzy.. O_O Sya nga talaga! Yung 'gwapong nialalang' agen! But WAIT.." I stuttered and brought a fake grin.." . may electricity sa katawan? May magnet or something? "So. Kabaliktaran lahat. I hate O! "Teka..] na par ang pamilyar. san mo ko dadalhin?! Mamu!" "You shut up kung ayaw mong tudasn kita.. "Tumigil ka nga jan sa kaartehan mo.. remember?" then he grabbed my arm. you're Marriane. "Mamu. kalmado. I saw this long haired guy [pero.. FIANCÈ ko sya?! No way. "Marriane.. medyo. Ang sama di b a? See. "N-n-nice to m-m-meet y-you t-tt-too. meet my son. You mean.. Wait.. When I found out who's with him. Agad akong bumalik kay Mamu and not bothering myself to talk mom or not. well. kabaliktaran lahat ng sinabi mo. Nakuryente ba ako? Ano to." GOD! Tama nga ako! Sya nga ang FIANCÈ ko! When I faced to him slowly. nahihilo na ko... hindi naman sobrang haba. my eyes really went out of their sockets. tsss. okay ?" "Teka .. Paglabas ko. WAIT A MINUTE. uuwi ka na? Ano b ang nangyayari sayo?" "Uhmm. uwi na tayo!" "Anong uwi na tayo? hindi mo pa nga nakikilala ang fiancé mo eh. "Well. I had th is shape 'O' in my mouth." UGH! I heaved a sigh. Lopez na may kasamang lalaki. Abby I told you. we'll leave you alone now. "Oi. we have an unfinished business.Mamu! Wag mo kong iwan dito!" They walked away. Bumalik na si Mr. sinusundan ako ng lokong to?! Patay na. you have the right to know each other so.. may naramdaman akong electricity. your FIANCÈ.. "Darn it. Bu ti pa sya. nice to meet you.. REX CARLO LOPEZ." He smirked at me... I immediately covered my hand over my face before he can see me. O_O He really is he! Yung gwapong nilalang! Pero anong ginagawa nya rito? Doesn't it mean na.Weird." I murmured. Oh. kelangan ko nang umalis. umayos ka dyan....

See you around. Ipapas a ko naman sayo ang lahat ng parusang ibibigay nya. I decided na lang na magkulong sa kwarto." I didn't see Rex around. "Y-y-yeah?" I stuttered. "Parang awa mo na! Wag mo naman akong harrasin!" I exclaimed with my eyes close.. Wala syang pakialam sa fiancé nya. siguraduhin lang nyang mabubuhay pa sya dahil papatayin ko na sya! We waited at the shed for a cab to come.. Pero ayos lang. causing me to face him about a centimeter. wala talaga akong pera. Rex! Teka lang naman... That gwapong nilalang. uwi na tayo?" "Mamu. Galing nya di ba? Great. ang weird nyo.. kanina ko pa kayang gustong umuwi. "I'll keep an eye on you until we get married. where's the payment?" "Huh? S-sorry... Life always changing in every second. Whewh! "So." What is he going to do? Bri ng me to hell? Marriane. sandali!" I called out and he turned back. It's been a sm all world for us.. tatalsik yan dun sa kadulu-duluhan ng Earth! "It's a small world after all. 45 ..He brought me to a place that I don't know. Good enough to kiss me. Bakit di na lang kayo ang magpakasal ng tatay nya?" We suddenly heard a thunder. you're already in hell. "Pwede bang. Naku. Basta." "Now I'm dead. Mr. wag mong sabihi n to? You know yung --" I paused as he walked out. mauna na kami. He looked me in the eyes and I stared him back. "Harrasin? Hindi ako rapist noh!" he released me. "Oi.. What is he up to? Is this a welcome to hell? No way. "Ano. Then he suddenly leaned me over the wall.. "Teka. "Umm. Lopez.. Now I reali zed that life has its power to control you. isn't it?" He smirked. Na akala mo yung mga posibleng mangyari sa utak mo. Lalo pang nadagdagan ang parusa nya sakin. as well as underestimating you. Well . "Sige. sige. that's life. gusto mo nang umuwi? Ano bang nangyari sayo ha?" "Mamu. "Ba't ba kanina. mangyayari." Sorry po! Pag-uwi namin sa bahay.. turn out to be my future husband.. Ewan ko sa kanya. sa oras na masabi nya yun kay mamu. magcomment ka pa nang matusta ka ng papu mo sa taas. eto na." I whispered. Maghintay ka!" Argh." at lumakad sya p apalayo. Sub ukan nya lang gawin yan.

tone lert no?" been a Saturday morning and ganto na lang manggising 'tong cellphone ko." "Eh pano kung ayoko?" "Dadaganan kita ulet?" I sat down at the bottom of the bed. She tugged my shoulder. It's almost 10 duh.. ngayon mo lang sya nakilal a?" "Hmmm. Ano naman ang problema dun. scratching my head o ut of misery. di ba? Malamig ang simoy ng --. Pinasa nya sakin yang alert na yan. "A "Madam. "Tss." 10 na ba? Grabe nama n akong matulog..I heard some knocks on the doo r. It's dam.. life surprises you with another turn. pano ka agad naka--" "Nasa labas lang kaya ako?" She flatly said." Her eyes popped out and her jaw dropped almost at the ground. she was speechless." I smirk ed at her. "Ang aga mong gumising ah. pasok~~" Someone leaned at my back. Sarap m atulog pag ganto. I quickly picked up my cellphone and lazily said. I hugged my pillow. at saka matutulog na ako ulet. Handcuff o5 . "Sabihin mo na k asi. May lahi ba tong manok? Putak ng putak eh. "8 kaya ako nagising knina. "Hindi ka naman siguro nagmamadali ano?" I asked sarcastically. ibig sabihin. "Yung nakita natin nung isang araw? " "Yun nga yun.. "Ano naman kung sya ang fiancé ko?" "Wala kang reaction for that? Marriane. istorbo!" I quickly hunged the phone a nd turned it off. Anong nangyari dit o? "S-si Re-Rex??" I went back to sleep and hugged the pillow while she. Ma MAY MESSAGE KAAAAA!!! Sira kasi 'tong si Abby. anong nangyari kagabi? Have you met him? Anong pangalan ny a? Gwapo ba?" Ano ba tong babaeng to. Natulog na agad ako kagabi kaya di ko na naisip na yun pa rin ang a tone ko. Si Abby pala. What? Kilala mo sya?" "Everyone knows him around in this town." Who the hell . Ambigat! "Aaarrraayy!!" "Gumising ka na kasi. Ang lamig! Christmas nanaman kase. ikaw lang ata ang hindi. Anong problema nito? Ewan. "His name was Rex Carlo Lopez. "So." I sighed.In other words." Pero d i ako nakatulog dahil pinabangon ako nitong babaeng to. gising ka na ba?" "Ano ba? Kita nang natutulog pa yung tao.Expect the Unexpected. "Teka.

I didn't notice the guy at my back was calling me when we're at the es calator. Sh!t. Dang. he's so yaman." "Yeah. Umagang umaga eh! Heh.mayaman sya. It's a small world after all. Tsk. Mukha kaming tangang nakaharang sa harapan ng escalator. di naman yun magalang. So hindi sya perfect. yes! Mukhang gutom lang to. he's so tal ino. you dropped this?" he returned my wallet to me. So. PERFECT. "Abby Rose Cruz. Our jaw dropped almost at the ground floor." *** She invited me to hit the mall with her. no worries. Inulit lang nya yung sinabi nya nung una eh. he's so heavenly hot." she grinned at him. "Sa Villa Francia sya nag-aaral. nakalimutan ko pa tuloy magpakil ala. 4.. Grabe ang power nito. kilalang kilala? Talaga lang huh? Sabagay. Ano bang nangyayari sakin? Am I in heaven? Parang nakalimutan ko lahat. ang tinatawag na PERFECT ay yung handsome. caring at HINDI KA SINISINGIL NG MALAKING HALAGA DAHIL--" Buti na lang at napigilan ko pa ang bibig ko. I saw his abs and muscles throughout his clothes.este. 2.. His hands are so soft like a silk. Sorry to cuss. okay lang kayo?" I came back to reality. hehehe. Abby for short." "Bu--" "At wag ka nang makipagtalo sakin dahil wala namang maitutulong yun sating dalaw a. he's soo cute!" Sira talaga to. Nahawa na tuloy ako kay Abby. Many reasons why he has to be the block of thei r school. She extended her right hand to shake at him." sabay tili. magalang. . 3. he's cute.. the guy in Chapte r 3?] He was truly hot that ever. Madam -. "That's it? Abby. it was the guy I've met in the street! [you know. At a glance. Abby's so curious to us . Lawrence Yan. ^_^ Suddenly. "Iisa-isahin k o pa ba sayo? *Sigh* 1." then we laughed.. ". "Perfect? Ano naman ang pinagkaperfect nun?" She punched my back." he smiled back at me. "I'ts been a long time after we see each other.. In other words. Stop that daydreaming." I grinned and extended my right hand to shake at him. "You?" "Ah. "Ikaw nga!" "What a surprise! Akala ko di na tayo magkikita. And 5. "Miss. Wala na kong pangamba ngayon kase isa r in palang ^crap^ ang lalaking yun.is he? Yung lalaking yun. he's hot." I blurted out. He smiled sweetly that make us Abby and I melt. "Ahh. 45 "Uhh.. My weakness. "Eh yun. Marriane.

down to his shoe. Si gwapong nilalang. I was about to get that flavor when suddenly. I saw the Ice Cream Poster. Grace Academy. Ngayon na lang kasi ako kakain ng Ice Cream. gising!" "H-huh?" Halos tumulo na ang laway nya sa harapan ni Lawrence. kulang na sa oras." "Talaga?!" We went shocked and excited. where do you two studying?" "Sa St." she smiled sweetly to him. Beside the waiting shed is the Convenience Sto re. Nilibre nya kami sa isang fastfood chain. I saw that hands leaning at the glass. that's great. He's a perfectly man for me. Grace Academy?" I nodded while Abby started eating." Abby left me at the waiting shed. libre ko kayo. Ang huling kain ko ng Ice Cream was last year. A www. "Uhhh. "So back to our conversation. Awww. . malamig ang hinahanap ko? Nakakatawa. hahaha! Dessert nam an eh. excuse me lang huh?" I gave a fake smile at him. Just shut up okay!" "Hay naku Madam.. I looked at him. Mukhang naghahanap tong tummy ko ng malamig ah! Christmas. Chocolate. I have to go na kasi eh. Mmmm." "I guess we have to know each other at the school. You're quite selfish na!" We went back to our table.. "So. hahah! "Tara." She said softly. So sweet. from his hair.. I grabbed Abby's arms and went far away from him. Nosebleed. "Nagtatanong kaya yung tao!" "Sino bang tinatanong?" "Ikaw. "Alam mo pala eh. "Ano bang problema mo ha?" "Do you have any manners huh?" I whispered to her ear." I tugged Abby's arms and whispered. "Abby. Galante iteh. Ice Cream. Nag-aaral kayo sa St. "Well." He looked at his branded silver Watch." he smiled again. I entered the cold Convenience Store and quickly to get what I want. Madam. "Dun kaya ako magtatransfer. Babooh.. Pero mag-aaral naman sya dun sa school namin di ba? Ayos ! *** "Sige.

Everyone knows him here. Bibili-bili ka rito tapos ganyan sasabihin mo? heh! "Ikaw bumili nyan eh. Seriousl y.He's wearing a simple jeans and a white cami. Ihahatid kita. sobra. bayad raw." Bak et naman? Hindi naman kelangang ihatid nya ko ah! "Why?" "Mabuti nang magkakilanlan na tayo." I stood up and took my side bag." *End of Flashback* Oo nga. V anilla Flavor pa. electricity. sabi ko tara na. "Keep the change. right?" "Ang HANGIN. Nosebleed alert. pinakaayoko sa lahat. Feeling ko malamig na na ko ngayon. grabe. "Ah. I don't care. I guess you've hea rd everyone about me. A ll of those people who passed us.ugh! . Tapos kukunin lang nya? Para akong paslit na kinuhaan ng kendi. *** Nakatalumbaba ako habang sya. what was my hatest flavor and grabbed my arms to the counter. Phff. But his abs and muscles are truly seen even when he wears thick clothes. At saka uhh. Wow. "Hindi raw sila tumatanggap ng credit card. tapos hihingi ka sakin ng pera?" I yelled at him. anong magagawa natin dun? Feeling ko. malapit nang maubos ang inorder nyang ice cream. Sigurado kilala mo na ko. "Teka." Nakakaawa naman kasi tong lalaking to eh. He took the vanilla flavor. widened their eyes in disbelief. gwapong nilalang ka. daming credit card. may picture ng babae.. Ikaw lang ata ang hindi. I took my walle t at my pocket and gave the money to the counter while he. Samahan mo ko mamaya para mabayaran kita. Galante eh. May kuryent e ba to or something? Parang nakuryente ako nung hinawakan nya yung kamay ko. this is my last money. [Hangin .] "Ano sabi mo?" He asked. He stood up and grabbed my hand. He gave me som e money. Tulad nya di ba? "Samahan mo ko sa ATM Bank para mabayaran kita. kami lang ang mahirap dun. Umaasa sa credit card. Dumeretso kami sa ATM Bank at nagwithdraw ang gwapong nilalang. Well. Lu malabas lahat ng init ko sa katawan. Joke. "Cheap naman nito. After all. namumulubi ka na di ba?" Sinabi nang -. maraming nag-aar al sa Villa Francia. he took a seat." Cheap?! Hoy. Lumabas kami dun sa Convenient Store nang magkahawak ang kamay naming dalawa. Karamihan kase sa lugar namin." I was about to give him the other half of it when he stopped me. I saw his wallet." I whispered.taong makapal ang mukha. *Flashback* "Everyone knows him around in this town. I felt something like. Oi. He gave the Ice Cream to the counter and asking for the money.

di ka nagdadala ng payong." "Oi pre. Ang init kaya?! Suddenly. Kahit sa harap pa ng mga taong nababaliw sayo. he opened an umbrella. wala na kong magawa eh. kung ako sayo. huh? Make your own business and don't stare at us. "Pano mo nalaman?" "Ang bahay." What's happening to me? I didn't notice that I fell asleep. I turned to my room and locked the door. "Wala ka bang magawa sa buhay mo." He went away.It was an ACCIDENT. I caught him kicking the wall. I swear! "Eto bahay mo diba?" Oh. I didn't notice. Tsk. "Sayo na oh. all of those people staring at us and widened their eyes in disbel ief. kung ako sayo. kababae mong tao. Tsss. "Oi pre." he gave the umbrella to me.. Laking gulat ko nang lumayo sya sakin at sinolo yung payong. pinili nya na maglakad imbis na magcom mute. nakikita sa ugali ng tao. How meanie you are. Buti naman at may nagawa kang maganda. My body led me to the bed and lied down . heh. Ihahatid kita. ha? Siraulo?" 45 He started to walked through the streets.. "You don't have to suffer. Kung meron man. Someone passed us. "Ikaw. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo. Bingi ba to or what? Hay naku. uhh. What the heck. we arrived at the front of our house. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo.. "Wag ka ngang maarte!" Kinuha ko yung payong." Gi rlfriend?! only in your dreams. "At saka. What's the problem. Ano raw? Phff." don't say that coz' I'll bash up your face in no time.. "Siraulo!" I yelled at him before I dashed off.He dashed off the ATM Bank. Ganun pa rin. Handcuff o6 . Lalaki na nga ata ang mas ha nda ngayon kaysa sa mga babae. heh. *** 07:25 PM ." Mabuti naman at naisipan mo.

Totoo nam an di ba. "Marriane. D i ko mabasa. sweetie?" Mamu started as we're eating our dinner. "Teka.ANO??! Yah dude. Am I right? "No." He took the beer from my hand and drunk it. "What for?" I was about to see what's this invitation." Aiishh! I looked at the invitation. bigay mo sakin!" "Hindi ka dapat umiinom." "Who says na mamamatay ako? Do you even have a care about it?" I searched some words to say. Nakainom na sya nung nakarating ako dun. "Please do come to a wonderful exchanging of vows of hhmmm --. I knew it. ano 'to?!" "Oh. nalate ako sa school." inabot nya sakin yung invitation card. Di nya siguro alam yun. That will be next week na." His friend read the invitation for him. bigay mo nga sakin yan. magkakasakit ka sa atay pag uminom ka ng sobra-sobrang alak? That may cause you to die. Aiiissshh. 18 na ko noh. After the dinner. next week n a??! "Go to your fiancé and tell to him. Ikakasal na ko. Such a meanie. I'm going crazy." I gave him the invitation. "Kailangan maging mature ka n a sa susunod na mga araw. Tapos na ang teenager life ko. ang pagkabata ko. it's just." "At least. Bahala ka pag namatay ka dahi l dyan. "Oi. "Sino ka?" "Basahin mo nang matauhan ka kung sino ako." O_O WTF?! Ano raw?! Did I hear what does she said just now? Wedding. Aish. Mautak ka tala ga noh? *** The next day. I think I'm gonna die. Do you know where is he? Nasa bar ang loko. It blurted out from my mouth. "For the wedding. There's something up. upset." "And why wouldn't I? I'm at the legal age. I hurriedly went to him. Late students like me always have punishment ." "And so? Tingnan mo nga. you know. "Ano nanaman po ba ?" I said. andami mo nang nainom oh.My brother called me downstairs to eat dinner. great." he was about to drink the last beer when I took the beer from him.

I sooper hate myself. *** Ayun. and he already drank nine bottles of beer. "Lawrence?" Sa wakas at dumating ka rin. even girls can do. "Hindi ba obvious ba? Asan si mam?" "Absent. ^_^ "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Late ako eh. "Anong problema mo?" *** Ayun. I'm sitting here for so many hours already! . Nagkwentuhan kami habang naglalakad and yeah. Aish. upset. Yup. Asan na ba si Lawrence? Maybe he went home na. Sayang. It's now evening. Aish. I hate myself fro m being late. I went out of that school. Kainis di ba? Nangu ngurakot nanaman tong school na to. wearing his uniform. Ano kamong parusa? Push-ups. What am I her e for? Sitting here while watching him drinking? Nakakaasar tong lalaking to ah." She took my things and we went to my chair. but he was not long er there. >_< I left him at the Registrar's Office. "Late ka?" I met Eunjin at the door. we're starting to know each other na! Kulang na lang. then I turned to my room coz' i'm sooper l ate. romantic place. anong gagawin ko? Tumungan ga na lang habang ikinakasal ako sa gwapong nilalang na yun? heh. You have to push up within 30 times. Next week na yung kasal." I grinned at him. I hurriedly went to his room to see Lawrence. I was about to do that push up thingy when I saw the man who was standing by the wall. Tapos magbabayad ka pa. *** The bell rang. the hands are on his pocket and kicking the wall beside the gate. Gosh. I shook my head to my table.s. I got embarassed. *sigh* 45 Papalabas na ko ng school nung nakita ko si Rex.

Damn! His kiss was passionate. cute ka rin kahit papano. Tara na. Or not? Handcuff o7 ." "And soon to be my wife. Kung hindi lang dun sa kasunduan namin. hindi mo ko katulong. I think I'll commit a suicide rig ht now. But I ended up l eaning against the wall and he was hovering me. ba' t ka ba inom ng inom ha?" "Ba't ba ang dami mong tanong?" He grunted. He was s till smiling and I can't resist but to stare at him. Fiancé mo ko. parang sinadya nya pero hindi." "Wala ka na ba talagang magagawa dun sa tungkol sa'tin? Hindi mo ba yun pwedeng pigilan?" "May kasunduan kami ng papa ko kaya hindi ko pwedeng pigilan yun. lasing ka lang. trying to push him away from me." He smiled as I blushed. "Yah. I have no choice but to did it. So dinala mo pala ako rito para ihatid sa bahay mo nang lasing. I guided him on the way but he tripped down to the gate and I broke his fall." I just pouted. "An-no ba?!" I stut tered. Nakakainis. "Alam mo Rex. "Eh kasi naman. since it's too late and there are no cabs and buses anymore. But. Ano ko? A maid or something? I'm just your fiancé." I hate you. and so sweet. Ako rin naman noh. ang bango pa r in nya. nandito na tayo sa bahay mo. Masanay ka na nga."Wala ka bang barkada o kaya eh kaibigan para samahan kang uminom? At tsaka. Now I caught myself in the scene. *hits myself in my mind* "Alam mo. Bu ti na lang at kaya ko sya. ayokong magpakasal. Ang sa ma talaga. Kung ganto ang aabutin ko sa kanya. I brought him t o his house." I pu shed him once more and he finally released me. Kahit lasing sya. guess what happened? O_O He kissed me ACCIDENTALLY. Well. gusto ko nang makauw i noh!" "Makakauwi ka lang pag nahatid mo na ko. "Marr--ianne~~" He said as he went closer to me as I backed up. malamang mataga l na kong nagsarili. But I have proven unsuccessful.Side Effects. lasi .

" *** I arrived at the front of our house and I saw Mamu at the gate. "Di mo ba alam kung anong oras na?" Eto na naman tayo. cut the crap.and mention it.ng sya eh. H e touched his oh so red kissable lips. loko. Sabi ko. promise." sumingit nanaman ang kapatid ko. It was my FIRST time to be kissed by a real man. "Oras na para makinig sa sermon nyo. nakakahalata ka na Marriane. Another sermon portion. kasama ko po si Rex. "Ano?" "Wala po." I mumbled.. Ako nga dapat ang tumul ak sa kanya papalayo sakin dahil ako yung naharassed dito eh. I took my handkerchief and wiped my lips. D i talaga ako makagalaw. Kahit kailan di k o pa to naramdaman. K asalanan nya 'to eh. "ArrrgggHHHHH!" Biglang may tumahol na aso. I suddenly remembered that kiss. I screamed. Enough of this damn thing. Marriane? Anong nangyayari sayo? Nanginginig ka. He pushed me too far from him and I felt kinda insulted. ako na ang hinahalikan -. "Bakit. "Marco. "Anong nangyari?" Did you hear what he just said? Tinatanong nya kung anong nangyari? Hinalikan mo kaya ako.. THE HOTTEST MAN THAT EVERY GIRL HAS BEEN CRAVING FOR.." "Aba ate. Pumasok na kayong dalawa. okay? He suddenly woke up from his dream. Di yan real man. Talagang matutunaw ka sa tingin nya at maninigas ka sa harapan nya. Here we are. "Nakakai nis. do you mind?! Aish! Without a word. widened our eyes in disbelief. That kiss is so. Dati. Ngayon.. I locked the door. When I turned around. It was just a kiss. It really sucks. mukhang may naaamoy ako. "Akala ko ba natulog ka na?" I hugged mom tightly. Bilis!" We hurriedly went upstairs to take a rest. I'm shivering! Lumalabas lahat ng init ko sa katawa n! Pumunta ako sa kwarto ni Mamu. he entered his house. nakatingin lang ako dun sa mga estudyante sa likod ng school na naghahalik an. causing me to jump in fright and calm down." . different. Sir a." "Malammmiiiig. PERVERT MAN! Okaaayyyy. Paa mo yung naaamoy mo. diba sabi ko sayo matulog ka na?" "Di ako makatulog eh!" "Hay naku.

" Bumalik na ko sa kwarto ko." I continued kicking the wall. tinawag mo naman akong lasengero. Kinantahan ko na sarili ko. Grab e ito.. "Ikaw kaya ang may kasalanan nun.. Hindi mo kayang mangbara. and I've tried all the things para makatulog ako. nagbilang ako ng tupa. Ano bang nangyayari sakin? I covered myself with a blanket. kundi ka ba naman tumingin sa dinadaanan mo."Malamig? Hindi naman masyadong kalamigan ah! Doble-doble na nga yang jacket mo eh." He t urned away." "Argh.. Ewan ko sayo. 45 "W-wala ah! Malamig lang. Hindi talaga ako mak atulog eh. "Loko ka kasi eh. Makalabas nga. Ako pa ang may kasalanan? Ibang klase rin tong lalaking to eh." "Wala ka pala sakin eh. Ngayon. It didn't work. *** "Anong problema mo?" I kicked the wall beside him. hindi mo ba kaya yun sabihin? At tsa ka. may nangyari ba?" Nagtaka sya. "At l east hindi tatang@-tang@ na nakabasag ng bintana ng isang sasakyan. Goodnight Mamu. *** 3:17 AM. l asengero ka kasi.?" nakataas na yung kilay nya. O_O WHAT?? "Di ka rin makatulog?" Huh? What do he meant by that? You mean." I rolled my eyes on him. maganda pang pakinggan. Nakalitaw lang yung keychain ko sa cellphone kaya nakuha nya ito sa bulsa ng jac ket ko. T atlong letra lang naman ang pangalan ko ah. naapektuhan din sya nun? Remember what he said last midnight? "Anong nangyari?" Malamang di talaga to nakatulog." "Magandang pakinggan? Natawa naman ako ron. tapos inuntog ko pa yung sarili ko sa k ama. The time passed by. Teka. Di ako makatulog dahil sa kagagawan mo." "Kagahapon. Matutulog na ko. tinawag mo kong siraulo. . "Wala nga sabi. talaga?" "Hmmm. Nakita ko sa labas si Rex. Syempre. "Anong ginagawa mo?" Binalik nya agad yung cellphone ko. tapos yung makapal pa ang sinuot mo. the usual na tinatan ong ko sa kanya.

.. hinaharass mo rin?" kinuha nya yung cellphone. yung cellphone mo. Nseries kasi yung kanya. I'm gonna explode. "Tinitingnan lang naman yung features eh.." "*sigh* Wala akong panahon sa --" "Marriane?" Wait. May TV. Pero bago ko binigay sa kanya yung c ellphone nya. Gusto mo. Yah! Bakit hindi ka pumasok ngayon? Tinatamad ka siguro ano? Alam mo ba.. "Lawrence?" I saw him at the door."Sinave ko yung number ko. ganun pala. Baka sab ihin mo. "Maganda yun. He must be worried.] Hinahanap ka nya sakin. May tutor naman ako sa bahay eh. Umabsent ka pa para lang sakin. camer a. Sige ba." He stood up." . tiningnan ko yung features." "Ahh. girl? I saw Lawrence around the school na! [I already know that. I know that voice." Sinave yung number ko dun sa phonebook nya. [Ano kamo?] Kinuha niya number mo sakin. Tinopak nanaman kasi ako." "Sa-salamat." I rolled my eyes on him. Masyado naman tong sensitive. 6 pm darating yung tutor ko kasi Thursday nga yon. sensitive din.. Awww. Nakatambay lang kaya yun sa bookstore. "Anong ginagawa mo dito?" "I thought you might sick so I bought you flowers. He entered the room.. "Save mo number mo. wearing his uniform & carrying a bouquet of f lowers." I shook my head and he gave his sweet smile at me that makes me me lted away." "Don't mind it. Hmp! *** After that sunrise. I'm gonna die. huli ka na. Miss na kita agad! Pumasok ka na agad huh? Mwahahugz! =] -. bilhin ko bukas?" "Medyo maganda nga ang pagkareview mo." his killer smile is always there. *** Napahaba ata ang kwentuhan namin.Abby That's strange." Binigay nya yung cellphone nya sakin. He just confessed to me that he's a bookworm. "Marriane. "May sakit ka ba talaga?" "Wala ah. My phone beeped. hindi ako pumasok because of this feeling. may bisita ka. "Pano. ?? I heard some knocks on the door. video at -"Pati ba naman cellphone ko. bukas na lang.

Ayun. Kita na lang tayo sa school. ^_^" O_O What the -.." Someone opened the candy-glass door. sumunod sa ate.Wedding.?? "Mamu naman. SIDE EFFECTS ka dyan? Ano yan. "Eto. nagmumukhang tange ka nanaman. "Eto maganda. O_O What the -. pills? Loko. ayos lang. pumasok na ko."Sige. alam mo naman na hindi ako nagsusuot ng ganyan ano." He laughed so hard. okay ba?" "Good. At saka sino ba yun? Nabingwit mo?" "Loko. Co uld this day be better than worst? "Ano?!" I blurted it out. It's Mr. "Diba Raymond okay naman ang gantong gown para sa kanya?" "Oo." tinanong ko yung personnel kung nasaan yung gown at sinukat to sa dressing room. "Ate. Bumalik ako sa kwarto at kinuha k o yung dala nyang bulaklak. I sighed in dismay. . "Eto bagay sayo." Hinatid ko sya sa may labas and he drove away. Too good Rex didn't appeared. Kainis talaga. Very good. bagay naman sayo yan iha. What do you think Rex?" Isa pa to. Nothing happened.. Wala ba tong gamot? Nanglalamig talaga ako eh. sitting like an idi0t and looking at the more idi0t gowns. Then I smiled. *** The day after.?? Bastos! I've never thought he's a pervert too. Magpachec k-up kaya ako sa doctor? "May SIDE EFFECTS kaya yun?" Handcuff o8 . at tsaka sa susunod wag ka ulet kumatok ha?" Notice the sarcasm tone. Di ko rin makausap si Lawrence kasi maraming lumalapit sa kanya. Lopez with the idi0t. eto nanaman ako. Hay. try mo. Lumabas ka nga rito. He smirked at me and took the brochure. 45 Here I am.

NEVER. seco nd. . Napansin kong medyo close sila . Wait. hindi ko mata kasan yung tingin nya. I saw them chatting outside. Alam na nya." Plastik. H e suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index fing er. abot hanggang sahig ang pagkasimangot. you look exceptional today." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence. you should try to be close to each other. di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo.." He just smiled at me. don't be sad."Hindi ako mababastos nito. wag ka ngang sumimangot dyan! It's your day remember?" "Day ka dyan? Day lang nila 'to dahil sila lang ang masaya. iha. But katul ad na katulad ito sa panaginip ko. is the day. "Lawrence. Pinipigil ko na la ng ang sarili ko.Marriane!" I didn't mind Abby's words as I heard na nasa labas lang si Lawrence. "Marriane. "Goodluck. "Maganda. Samantalang an g mukha ko. Hindi sya yung lalaking nasa panaginip ko. third. Today. at baka makagawa pa ko ng iskandalo rito. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing. What do you think Rex?" He looked at me. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks. Nasa labas lang si Lawrence." I rolled my eyes. and then so on and so forth. nakamake-up at nakasuot ng gown. ako naman. Ugh! I sighed in dismay.. that's my lucky charm. alam nyo nang ikakasal kayo at magkakasama kayo sa iisang bahay. hindi. Niloloko -"Marriane. *** Nakaharap ako ngayon sa salamin. *** Matapos nilang rumampa sa altar." We exchanged glares at each other. hahaha! I got my first step na. Friends ba sila -. Lalong-lalo na sa kanya. Hindi. Hindi ko naman makita. " Ahhh." He put his hand in my cheeks.. "Kayong dalawa. " Girl. Never. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comf ortable with it." "Huh? You mean --?" "Yeah. hindi sya yun. "Baket? Hindi ba maganda?" "You look beautiful. Sorry.. I saw Rex from a distance. Lumabas ag ad ako sa kwarto ko at hinanap si Lawrence.hindi. Hindi mo pa ata alam na taga Villa Francia sya bago sya lumi pat sa school natin." Lumabas na ako sa dressing room. di kaya -. The last t eenage day in my life.

please! "Baka sabihin mo.. What am I thinking of? I took the tissue and wiped my lips." O_O Father?! Di pa pala tapos." "Manahimik ka nga kung ayaw mong masapak. "Kelan ba 'to matatapos? Nakakainip naman oh. Nakaakbay sya sakin habang naglalakad kami papalabas ng simbahan." He smirked at the priest and the priest didn't know." 45 "Ba't naman ako bibigay sayo? Ambisyoso. "I pronounced to you. sira?" "Siraulo lang." Cut the crap. Pati ba naman si fa ther ginaganyan mo rin? Ang sama mo. Hay salamat.He linked in my arm and brought me to the priest. we wore the wedding rings and promised -." "Kailangan sya dapat ang sumagot. Bilis father. We survived this thing and tapos na. The wedding ceremony goes on. Without a word. will you take this man as your husband --" "She do. Kahit di nyo sya tanungin father. I just had been married in my seve nteen years of my life. he mumbled under his breath.promised that we'll never ever beat each other's face.. God. Aiiissshhh. you know. "Ano?" ." "Magtiis ka." "Hindi kita pinagpapantasyahan noh. Well. it's just a smack. "Sige. bumibigay ka na." *** "Young man. Lagot ka sakin mamaya. Sumobra ang pa gkalamig ko." "ANG INGAY MO KASI EH!" They looked at me as I screamed and my voice echoed through the church. T apos na ang makulay kong buhay sa highschool. Baka mahalata. "So-sorr y po. Ituloy nyo lang." Ahh! Sira ka talaga. After that. Suddenly. will you take this man --" "I really do. husband and wife. passionately. Ba't ka naman sumigaw?! "Baliw ka talaga noh?" He whispered as the priest continued of what was he's say ing." I muttered. "Young lady. he gave me a kiss. Eeeww. Young lady. mang-asar ka pa. Again. But my fir st kiss was so. will you take this woman as your wife --" "I do. You may now kiss the bride. Ano ko.

sinong kausap mo?" "Si Papu. Rex held my waist tighter. Si Marriane?" He looked . he looks hot that ever! The Guy in Green. Awww. Marr iane. dun ka sumakay sa harapan. He's not def ensive anymore. Sorry. "Papu. Sakay na. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing." "Yah. He answered the phone and. "Yeah. I felt the red roses petals falling down in my head. My phone rang -. bakit ang sama nyo ? Wala naman akong kasalanan sayo eh. his phone rang." Paglabas namin sa simbahan. okay po. What a sweet guy Lawrence is. "Pakiabot nga. that's my lucky charm. H e suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index fing er." Ano ko." I was about to ride at the passenger's seat when my mom yelled at me.I mean. I'm enjoying looking Lawrence here at a distance. "Goodluck." I sh rieked. I saw Lawrence at the shady lush green tree. his hands are so soft. masama ba ritong sumakay?" "Mag-asawa na kayo diba? Kaya dun ka sa harapan. di hamak naman na mas gwapo pa ko jan ano. "Goodluck Marriane!" They all cheered at us." He just smiled at me." Lelang ka dyan? "Ang gwapo pala ni Lawrence kapag sa malayo. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comf ortable with it.. "Hah. and he's smirking! May balak ba tong lalaking to? Malamang sumas akay na lang para dun sa pinakamamahal nyang sasakyan. katulong? Grabe to.. you look exceptional today. I'm gonna die -again.. Don't worry po." "Baket. di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo. heeehh! The car arrived and ready for us to go to our HONEYMOON?? God. heheeh. Yes po. Bagay sa kanya green. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks. Are they pissing me off? I looked at the sky. Parang awa mo na please! I glared at them before we drove off. "Lawrence. "Mukha lang lelang na ngumingiti-ngiti dyan." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence. *Flashback* "Marriane. "Mukha kang lo ka-loka dyan." She smiled at me and winked he r eyes.. Love it. wag kang umapela." I smiled while looking at Lawrence.. who was about to wear his gree n shades. "Yah. Papansin. I just pouted. " *End of Flashback* Ahhh.. bilis.." He put his hand in my cheeks. maayos po kami." "Kapal nito. red roses petals scattered through the red carpet. maybe he wants to get my attention."Wala. baket?" He smirked at me and rode to the driver's seat.

"Mamu. "Joke lang. di ba sabi ko balik mo na yan dun?" "Sige Lawrence. may tatawagan lang ako." She's crazy crying out loud. what a sweet guy. It's possible naman di ba?" "Anong posible? Baka masipa kita papalabas ng kotseng 'to" "Kung kaya mo. baka maharass mo pa yan." "Loko. "Hello. Naririnig nya kasi yung usap an namin. . He laughed while he was driving.at me. "Marriane!" "Lawrence." I was smiling like an idi0t here. ok ay?" He smirked at me. smiling smugly. Mamu?" She's crying. nakakalungkot wala na kong dalagang anak. "Pero gusto ko lalaki eh!" His dad shouted. nagagalit na kasi yung siraulo rito eh. Gigisingin na lang kita kapag nasa airport na tayo. "Matulog ka na lang dyan." "Sino tatawagan mo?" Oozy ka ha? "May sasakyan oh!" He went back on driving. Isa pa tong daddy nya. "Manahimik nga kayo?! Wag kayong umasa na magkakaroon kami ng anak!" I quickly c ut off the conversation." I hung up the p hone." He smiled like a devil and has an evil plan to me.. umiiyak ba kayo?" "Anak. He quickly grabbed his cellphone from my hands and put it on the basket. Kaasar! Tumat awa pa rin sya.. "Ang ano?" Anong babae? "Anak nyo!" "Mamu?!" I pouted." I took the phone from him. Teka lang. "Baket? May problema ba? Pupuntahan kita dyan. heeehhh! "Wala naman. "Hoy. I dialed his number and called him. B alik mo na yang cellphone ko." He suddenly looked at me." Wow. magkaroon tayo ng anak. I dunno why. "Kainis!" "Malay naten. dapat babae ha?" She went serious again. "Mamu?" "Pero. What is he up to again? "Kausapin ka raw. Babye.

Ayoko nga.]. Subukin lang nila akong sisihin. Dapat nga sa Hawaii tayo maghohoneymoon. kase tingnan mo. kelangan mukha kang e legante sa tabi ko. Okay lang kaso." I was to about to dial a number when he stood up . I like that. What if there's someth ing happened when we got there? 45 Wala naman sanang mangyari. Wala kaya akong pera na dala. Loko ka." Sabi ko sainyo eh. I'm still worried. I asked him at alam ny o kung ano ang sinagot nya? *Flashback* "Hoy. Akala ko pa naman pupunta kami sa Disneyland. masyado tayong hinihigpitan at saka sa west sumisikat ang araw. Nakakainis. Dapat nagpaiwan na lang ako kanina. Bahala ka pag nawala ka. between us. pasalamat ka sakin kase may nagbabantay dun. Di alam ni Papa na inimbitahan ako ng kaibigan ko na magsta y rito sa hotel ng kaibigan ko at tsaka sanay ako pag sa east sumisikat ang araw kaya tayo nandito. "Tatawagan ko na lang sina mamu at sasabih in ko na sa iba mo ko dinala. I like it.Oh! I forgot to tell you. How cute! "You like it?" He said in a cold voice." *End of Flashback* Alam nyo kung ano ginawa namin? We stayed at the hotel. here I come! weeehhhh!!! But. I have no idea what's inside of it. hindi ak o mag-eenjoy rito. Kaya manahimik ka dyan. we're going on a trip to hell -. Pero bakit?" "We're going to attend a party at the middle of the night. may isip ka parin pala. Talagang maingat ka rin ano? Kahit na si ra yang ulo mo." umupo sya sa couch. Parang may dala-dala syang box." I took my phone at my pocket. "Pero gusto kong pumunta ng Disneyland!" I pouted.Beholder's Beauty. Handcuff o9 .I mean. yung ticket. It's a box. ano gusto mo? Ikaw lang ang mag -enjoy? Hah! "Sige. "Buksan mo. Thanks." He smirked and gave the box to me. Ang kuto b ko sa Hongkong kami pupunta. eh ticket yun papun tang Hongkong.. "Manahimik ka nga?" He revealed it infront of me. "Hindi tayo pupunta dun. mapupuntahan ko nanaman ang gusto kong puntahan dun. I'm right. "Nakakainis naman eh. "Yeah.. Di bale. wag kang mangarap." I mumbled. a trip to Haw aii [sosyal. Dun daw honeymoon namin pero parang di kami pupunta dun. Tinanggal ko sya dun sa box and what did I see? A lovely pink strapless dress with a white ribbon at the waistline. I think out an idea para mapapayag sya. Nakakainis. Dis neyland. Yeah.

kinuha nya yung cellphone ko. "Wag mo kong subukan Marriane dahil wala akong pinipili sa mga nasasaktan ko.. "Masakit. I peeked at the room and I saw him. He looked at me coz' he hear d who is it. He got me. Dang. sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya. N akakainis talaga." I said in a small voice. "Hoy. "Cellphone ko. Ah." "Ayoko." "Ayoko nga. Hayaan muna natin sya na kumalma kasi kitang kita sa mata nya na abot sa pinakat aas ang galit nya.. "Tigilan mo yan hoy!" Nasanggi nya yung side table. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam.oo nga pala. He's still looking at my eyes. "A aaahhhhh!!!" Guess what? He's on top of me." His eyes narrowed at me that makes me . Nakakatakot talaga. namumutla! Namumula naman yung wrist ko." h e sat at the couch. "Dito ko na nga lang sila tatawagan. Mukhang di nya narinig. nahulog kami dun sa couch. "Ginagalit mo ba ko ha?" "Bitawan mo ko. "Marriane. Di ko pala alam na. he's so cute in this time --"U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko." I dialed some numbers and he ran into me. I saw the telephone at the side table and took it. standing and looking at the window." Nakakatakot naman 'to pag nagagalit." He looked at the window again. I was about to take my phone and -. Our eyes met. dear. kapag sa malapi tan eh. Rrriiiiinnnnggg!!!! Hay salamat. I sighed in relief. He let go of my wrist but he took my phone." I winced in pain. My face flushed r ed. yes po Nandito po kamin ngayon sa. At hindi 'hoy' ang pangalan ko. are doing great there?" It's mamu. ang sarap nga naman ng hangin sa dagat.and grabbed my wrist together with my phone. Magkatabi lang yung side table at yung couch kaya." Lumingon sya. "Ah.. Grabe tong lalaking to! Pagkatingin ko sa kamay ko. Lumabas muna ako at nagpahangin.. He do let go of me and I answered my very old c ellphone.

Hindi ko pala alam na maganda ako kahit di ako magretouch. "Mabuti at nagkakaintindihan tayo. Kunin nyo ko rito at ilayo sa siraulong to! "Sige mamu." I hung up the phone." "Mabuti naman. he's so cute in this time --"U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko. maganda ka naman ah!" --"Kaso ate walang nagtatangkang manligaw sayo.. mamu." --"Ang ganda talaga ng unica hija ko!" --"Marriane. Hindi ka dapat nag-iisip ng ganyan. talagang sira na ang ulo nito.Teka. kapag sa malapi tan eh." ." I mumbled. I suddenly looked at the mirror . I remembered what happened a long time ago. "Screw you. Baka kung ano na gawin sayo ni Rex. Even everyone's agr ee." I said in a small voice. I just make sure na okay ka lang. My face flushed r ed. lagot sya sakin. sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya. haha h!] *Flashback* "Marriane. Our eyes met. [A/N : wala raw aangal sabi ni Marriane. "Y-Yeah! we're at Hawaii na mamu. *** While I was taking a shower.. I looked at my ha ir and decided to put a little bit of curls at the ends of my front layers. Mukhang di nya narinig." Hay naku. Di ko pala alam na.. After I took a shower. *End of Flashback* Yung mukha nya talaga. then it came out nice. 45 He's still looking at my eyes. haaayy -. Ilang oras na kaming nandito. ang dami mong satsat. *Flashback* Guess what? He's on top of me. I fo und a flat iron in one of the drawers and curved my hair. Dang. you look exceptional today.afraid." He smirked. Tinuro sakin to ni Abb y when we're at her room. I changed into the dress he gave to me.

t here was a huge chandelier hanging from the dome. nag-aaral pa rin." "Nice to meet you. "Anyway. ^_^ "Sinabi nga rin sakin ng papa mo. ewan. "Ano nanaman ang tinitingnan mo ha?" "H-huh? Yu-yung bintana?" I said. madaling napawi ng cute nyang mukha ang mukhang yun. I wore my necklace. bracelet and heels." "Hi. An g kapal. He placed his hands in his pockets as he closed his eyes. then nag lipgloss ako. dumbfounded. The room lit up with many crystal chandeliers." He walked out the room and walked through the corridor. Someone approached him and greeted a pleasant evening to us. Yun lang ba ang sasabihin nya? Sabagay. make-up is not hing for me. buti naman nakapunta ka. Magmumukhang sira lang ako sa tabi nya. Lumingon sya sakin at ako? I was still drooling over him. May I ask how old are you?" "Umm. Nasisiraan na ko ng ulo." "Seryoso talaga sya. Nagpulbo l ang ako at nagpabango. In the center." . "Pare. "Nasa states pa rin sya. He led me to a nice banquet hall where many people are there. Di ko naman naintindihan yu ng sinabi sakin ni Abby kung pano ang tamang pagmamake-up. " I extended my right hand to shake at him. chit-chating and e njoying the wonderful night.*End of Flashback* Mga sinungaling. Tada! Do I look good? Hay. "Kase busy ka na pagkatapos mong grumadweyt. Sixteen. He was like an angel right now . "Ewan ko sa'yo.Tara. Bawasan nyo panloloko nyo sakin. Compare sa itsura nya kanina na mukhang halimaw. I'm Russel Mace." The man looked at me. si Marriane. He was holding my hand while walking to the red car pet. Kung ano-ano nang naiisip ko." "Musta?" "Eto. He looks adorable and cute when he was like that. bongga ito. standing and his head leaning to the side of the window. I saw him. Pero pano si Candy?" He shook his head. Long time no see ah!" They exchanged hugs at eac h other. Ang ganda naman nya. He was alrea dy dressed up and his hair was tousled. ano pa ba ang ini-expect ko sa kanya kundi ganyang mga salita lang. Hindi na ko magmamake-up. The usual. Asawa ko. Hah.

let's dance. Marriane Louse Santos married and gave a chance to dance with the hottest guy in the town. I.Expected things. Here comes the cute face of him. dun sa Candy na yun.. sixteen ka talaga? I thought you're eighteen or something kase mu kha ka nang dalaga. But I definitely not to say that it's unbelievable because we'r e already married and now we're sort of some couples dancing there. fiancé ko. my arms wrapping around his neck.. Jenny." I mumbled under my breath. wag kang maingay. "Shhh. Naiintriga talaga ako sa kanya." He suddenly grabbed my hand. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang. Dapat nga maging masaya ako. My heartbeat is running fa st. nandito ka lang pala. he let go of me and ordered some drinks to be calm . but hindi eh. Nung natapos na kami sumayaw. We started to move. I looked at him in shock. I hate it! He took my arms to wrap around his neck." Ano raw? Handcuff 1o . I have to ge t used to him. "Tara. "R-Rex. "Honey. nakaharap ako ngayon sa siraulong to. "Sana ikaw na lang si Candy. I can't believe it. Who is she? Tell me! Pinikit ko na lang ang mata ko habang sumasayaw kami. He closed his eyes and low ered his head to me. Nakakahiya."What? Di nga." I bowed on her then Jenny took him to the center and danced with a soulful love song together with some of the couples dancing there." "Oh. Come on. Sana hindi halata. sinandal nya ang baba nya sa balikat ko. I really hate it! But what's to hate? Nobody gets a chance to marry him and dance with him. I felt some shiver going up a nd down on my spine when he hugged my waist.. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong paki ramdam kaya eto. I can feel his abs thro ugh his clothes." 45 Niyakap nya ko. sana." My face blushed. My an gry was totally hidden. no in horror! He' s pulling me at the crowd without asking me to go dance with him! Hah! It's real ly unbelievable. and that is Rex Carlo Lopez.

kanina pa ba ko yakap nito?! God. Walang bubuhat sa kanya rito noh! Nagpaalam ako sa kanya na pupunta lang ako sa washing room." "Baket. I screamed out loud. hindi ka ba nakomportable na makasayaw ako kanina? I mean. at nang makapagpahinga ako. I must be nervous about it. leaning at the wal l beside the door and his hands are on his pocket again. T_T Ano ba to? Help me! All I can see is his fresh white good angel looking face. "All of the girls out there wants me t o dance with them. hindi talaga ako makaalis. To get rid of this feeling. my arms wrapping around his neck. Ang kapal! Aiiiissshhh. kah it nga makagalaw di ko magawa. Medyo gumalaw sya kaya nakaalis agad ako. I quickly went our of the Ladies Room and shocked to see Rex. "Miss. "Kainis! Hmp!" I try to imitate his tone. I stomped my feet while I was walking bac k to the room. why are you doing this to me? Sinubukan kong makapiglas sa braso nya pero. Subukan lang nya na uminom. *** O_O S-s-si R-rex?! Wait. All the girls went out and look ing at me. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong paki ramdam kaya eto. I leaned to the back door and mumbling some curses under my breat h. ." I bowed down. *Flashback* He took my arms to wrap around his neck. The heartbeats going faster. He closed his eyes and low ered his head to me.. I'm sorry. Ooops! He got banged at the wall. w hat's happening to me? Malamig ang kamay ko. kahit kailan talaga. *End of Flashback* I touched the part where the heart is. All of the gi rls out there wants me to dance with them. Oh my God. Bumalik k a na lang kaya sa kwarto?" "Mas mabuti pa yun. I washed my hands. are you okay?" "Ah. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang. I heard a loud thump. uupakan ko sya." I frowned at him.. I looked at the mirror. "Anong nangyari sayo at nagsisisigaw ka dun? Nag-iiskandalo ka ata eh. When I got there. kase it was really my first time to dance with a guy. I felt some shiver going up a nd down on my spine when he hugged my waist. manahimik ka. We started to move.." I changed my dress into a night dress and sleep. yes. shocked and surprised." "Ugh. Itutulog ko na lang to.

teka? baka may nangyari samin kaya sya nakayakap sakin. magkatabi pa rin tayo sa pagtulog." He walked past me. Wag kang maingay. "Wala kami sa Hawaii. "Sila. LOPEZ KA JAN?! Bakit ba?" Si Abby syempre. "Sinong nagsabi sayo na magtabi tayo sa isang kama. Hin di." My phone rang. Magkukulong na lang ako sa CR." "Akala mo. "Umagang-umaga eh." "Eh di sana natulog ka na lang sa sahig. may sumingit pa. At saka wala na kong choice kundi matulog sa tabi mo no. Sina Mamu and Dad.. Lopez?" "ANONG MRS. anong nangyari sainyo jan sa Hawaii?" Lumabas ako at umupo sa couch. Mapapatay ko na tong lalaking to eh. Anong papa ka jan?" "Wala lang. "Room Service po. marami na ang nagpareserve ng rooms. Ikaw lang ang nakakaalam na wala kami sa Hawaii." "Bahala ka pag nagutom ka. pagdidiskitahan kita? Hah. type ko lang. "Ano?" Wala kang karapatan para tawagin syang mamu! Loko. Hindi naman ma syadong kalakihan yang -" "Loko ka?! May ginawa ka siguro sakin ano? Bwisit ka!!" I was to about to kick h is balls when someone interrupt my sweet revenge." "ANO?! TEKA.. Nasa itsura n a eh. "Ano.. SAN KA NYA DINALA?" ang sakit talaga sa tenga yung boses nya. ha?!" I said in a frightenin g voice. "Baka kung ano na ang ginawa mo sakin. Wala ka namang binatbat eh. "Hoy." He said coldly while scratching his head and brushing his hair by his fingers. Pumunta ako sa CR para maghilamos .. Mrs."Aww! F**k. "Tara." "Ikaw kaya ang matulog sa malamig na sahig? Malamang kakayanin mo. Dapat ikaw ang tumatawag ng ganun sa papa nya noh. Walang nangyari. "Nung dumating tayo dito." I mumbled some curses. Ano ba?!" I stood up." "Eh pano pag nalaman ni tita at ni PAPA?" "Syempre ikaw na ang may kagagawan nun. "Shh. At saka magandang pakinggan. Walang nangyari. Nagugutom na ko." 5 ." "Mag-isa ka. Waahh." Kainis tala ga. Istorbo. Kung nandun tayo ngayon sa Hawaii.

asawa mo na sya ngayon. "Marriane?" "Lawrence! Kamusta ka jan?" "Ikaw. all the girls ap proaching me everytime they see me alone. *** After I ate the breakfast. Magbabago din yan." "Sige na ho. ikaw na lang . I'd better die right now." Ewww. Babye Mrs." "Ano naman kung asawa ko na sya? Di naman kami close ano. In t his morning." . My phone rang. wheeehe! "Ah. At tsaka. Kung ayaw akong kunin dito ni mamu. Parang pinatay ko na ang sarili ko pag tinawag ko si Mr. Lopez! wheeehee!" "SINABI NANG WAG MO KONG TATAWAGIN NG GANYAN EH!" I hunged the phone badly. Magbehave ka. At lalong lalo na hind i kami magiging close noh!" "Fine. sinusubukang makahabol sa mga lessons by my tutor. kung kumusta ka na. Aminin mo Lawrence." I mumbled under my breath. bye." hay naku Lawrence. staring at me while me. baka nga isang araw makita na lang kita. "Umayos ka nga Marriane." "Ayos lang." He hunged the phone. tapos na kase breaktime ko eh. Mamaya na lang. "Wala kang pakialam. Lopez ng ganun. kamusta ka naman?" "Eto." ano? Himala yun pag nangyari." Huh?! "What's your point about that?" You mean namimiss mo ko. I strolled around the hotel by myself. Lawrence? "Ikaw lang naman ang kakwentuhan ko dun sa school eh. nakakasuka. Hindi muna ako pumasok kase wala ka. He do misses me. "Sinong kausap mo?" I didn't know that he was there. I w as smiling like a fool when I was talking at Lawrence. That f**king Abby and that damn stup!d Rex . deeply mad in love with him. sabi ko." "What about Abby?" "Nothing just came out from her mouth. "Take me away from this guy. Aiiissshhhh. 2 persons pissed me off. "Huh? may sinasabi ka?" "Ah." "Hah. patayin na dapat ang dapat patayin noh."Ayoko nga. But binaba liktad lang nya eh. my tutor was tugging me to go study. At sya yun.

WITH HIM. I touched the cloth. Damn. I'm specific now. "Ba't ang tagal mo?" "Tingnan mo nga. I'll smile like a fool again. I quickly turned my hair into a messy bun. 12:30 na. I think out of myself that I was still single. Magbihis ka na tapos pumunta ka rito sa may terrace sa taas.The weirdest thing. Alam nya siguro na hindi ko kayang gumamit ng elevator. With the heels." Tumigil ka. but I do n't want to be a model. Baka may mangyari pa samin na hindi dapat m . pinaakyat mo ko rito sa 5th floor nang naka heels! Ikaw kaya an g magsuot jan ng heels at umakyat mula 2nd floor hanggang 5th floor? !@#$. I've never wished to. Wow.. It was so soft.. I sat alone at the couch. ju st like the hands of Lawrence. toot. *** After we strolled and drink some coffees. Ayoko na syang m akatabi ngayon no. Maybe he'll be a great husband when we get back home and I'll be a great wife to him. Kasi asawa na kita. toot. Walang effect yang pagmamalasakit mo." "Ano ba ko. di ako marunong gumamit ng elevator. Maybe we' ll be a great couple just like the ones there. At least I can be beaut iful when it was a messy bun. I took some shower. Damn him . kicking the wall. I dragged myself into the terrace. Ayokong maghirap umak yat at bumaba para lang sayo no. I really do have the ability to be a model. I was tall enough to be a model. That son of a -. look. I saw him. "Dan dan da da dan --" I picked my phone at the center table. Nakakainis ka talaga Rex! I went to the bedroom and I saw the dress that he said. "Kaya kita pinaakyat dahil nandito ang kwarto nina Russel. kaya wala akong choice kundi gumamit ng hagdanan. All the dress that he gave to me loo ks nice when they're at me." He hunged it without any statement from me. TEE T. eh? Orange halter dress with a yellow jacket." I was to about to cry when he talked. Ang masaklap pa dun. b ut I've never wanted to. we went back to the hotel. It was 12:50. "Hoy. toot. pwede ba? I quickly took a shower and wore the dress. You do have the wedding ring at your hand. Bright color." "You wish."Meron. he's waiting. Our room was in the 2nd floor when I should take the elev ator in 3 times. At least Lawrence can do that caring thingy. di ba asawa mo ko?" "Heh. Freak.THAT FREAK DID THI S ON A PURPOSE." I handed his wrist and looked at his ring. Handcuff 11 . thinking about the future -. that is in 5th floor. ate dinner and tried to sleep at the couch. Maybe.

Obvious ba?" I pressed the pillow and led my head to it. And nga pala. His baggage was already packed. namin? Hay. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Matutulog. Dahil excited na akong umuwi.Embarassing Crap Pagkagising ko." "Eh di i-handsfree mo yang cellphone mo. "Oo na sige na para tigilan mo na ko. I was about to chomped all of this food in the table when my phone rang." What was that all about? That b@stard's being nice to me was so strange.angyari."Dun ka matulog sa kama." May gana ka pang mang-utos eh wala nam an akong ikwe-kwento sayo. ewan. "Dyan sa couch. My tummy goes growling ang hungry for fo od. aalis na tayo." "Isang subo lang please?" . "Wow. Gutom na ko eh! "Kamusta ang 3rd day sa honeymoon?" "Ikaw Abby.Rex. gutom na ko kaya pakainin mo muna ako. "Dan dan da da dan --" I answered the phone. Mukha kang kawawa pag tinuloy mo pa yang pagtulog mo dyan. susunduin daw nila tayo sa airpor t at dederetcho na raw tayo dun sa bahay natin. Istorbo. inayos ko agad ang gamit ko without eating breakfast." "Huh? Eh san ka matutulog?" I looked at him with a blank expression. tell me what happened. I noticed a note at the center table. Alis." 45 "Hindi tayo magtatabi. Kinukulit talaga ako ng babaeng to. He walked out and closed the door." O_O Huh?! Ano raw? What the heck is he saying? You mean -. Handcuff 12 . Ano raw? Bahay.. Nakakaawa naman tong tyan ko. Pumunta agad ako sa restaurant around in this hotel and ate breakfast." "O sige.. wala na sya sa couch. -. Mag-impake ka na." He pushed me t o stand up and dragged me to the bed. "Ba't ka dyan matutulog eh may kama dun?" "Ayoko nang makatabi ka no.

I was shocked to see who's at my back. Maghintay ka lang." "Ayoko nga. I hunged the phone. That will be shut up her for a while. Kinuha nya ang CP ko then I tried to call mom on the telep hone here and he fell on me. "Marriane. "Eh di tuloy mo." Some shivers came out of my body. Tapos mo na bang iligpit lahat ng gamit mo?" "Di p-pa." "Huh?! narinig nyang lahat?" "Oo pero. We drank so me coffees alone and he walk me back to that hotel. "What do you think you are doing. "He invited me to go stroll with his friend and pinaakyat nya ko mula 2nd floor hanggang 5th floor to see him and his friend." Sumubo ako ng steak. Thank God. "We stayed here in this f**king hotel. I'll be off. he let me t o sleep alone to that bed and he slept into the couch out there. pwede ka nang maging story teller. "Ano?!" I said. "Wow. hindi sya nagcomment about that. magbagong buhay ka na. talking in your phone while eating." Without a word from her. GOD." I sipped my drink. Wag kang mag-alala. He gave me a dress for the party by night . I passed by to drink some water. Tumingin muna ako from left to right to see na wala si Rex. I'M GONNA DIE ." I shove some steak into my mouth and slurped my drink. It's Rex. Damn it. "I wanted to go to Dis neyland but ayaw nya. hahanap ako ng lala king makakatiis sayo." What the -. "K-kanina ka pa j-jan?" "About a minute ago."Marriane naman eh.I can hear Abby calling at me. Abby. Sino bang kausap mo dyan?" "S-si Rex. "We attended tha t stup!d party where there are many couples and were only the stup!d couple ones there." "Umayos ka Marriane. "Marriane!!" Ang sakit sa tenga. oist Marriane!" "N-narinig mo lahat?" He freaked nodded at me." I heard some familiar voice from my ba ck." Magsasalita na sana si Abby pero binara ko sya. "Loka. Then that night." Feeling ko talaga magfe-freeze na ko dahil sa mga nangyaring yon. kausap mo ko ngayon. "O. "He danced with me and slept beside me hugging me tightly. annoyed. Ang daldal ko! Ano nang gagawin ko? Baka i sipin nya na isa rin ako sa mga babaeng naoobsessed sa kanya. Okay na?" Whew! In-off ko yung handsfree." He dashed of f the restaurant. ano?" Mahaba-habang kwento to.

they came and we're on our way to our house. . Wag kang mag-alala dahil separate ang kwarto natin. Much better kung tricycle. I gathered some courage to ask him out. "Oh. Kita nang nakikipag-usap pa eh. Mabuti nga eh merong taxi rito sa bansa natin. Suddenly ." "Sige mamu. Si Papa? Pa! Bigay nyo na nga yung kotse ko! AISH. But it already broken by my phone's noise. AISH. mapipilitan kang sumakay ng jeep. Sige po.! Handcuff 13 . We sat at the bench around here and waited.Transferred. We waited for them to come. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered my phone. What the heck. "Shut up. Babye." "Ang sama talaga nila." Na gpaparinig ka ba? =_= "Mamu." He mumbled. Hanggang sa pagdating namin sa a irport. "Mamu. "Hello?" "Marriane. "Wala ka talagang manners ano?" I said sarcastically and annoyed. Sige po. Kung wala. Parang walang man ners. sunduin nyo kami rito --" He grabbed my cellphone. what did I have done to you? "Hinakot nila lahat ng gamit natin. "Anong sinasabi mo kanina na bagong bahay?" "Bahay nating dalawa! Di ba ang mag-asawa. Pinapaayos pa ba yun? Nakakainis kasi rito yung sumira ng kotse ko eh." He mumbled under hi s breath. nakatira sa isang bahay?" "HUH?! You mean. Umalis kami ng Hongkong nang hindi nag-iimikan." "Talaga? Mabuti naman. "Kamusta ang bakasyon?" His dad asked. TEET. nasan na kayo? Pauwi na ba kayo? Susunduin namin kayo." 45 "Sanay ka kasi. An awkward silence followed. I can't believe naghahanap na lang ako ng taxi ngayon." I mumbled. He was searching for a taxi. wag kang maarte. He dragged his baggage and went out of the ai rport. "Hoy. Susunduin nila tayo rito. Di na ko maka tiis." I said cheerfully." He gave it back to me. TITIRA TAYO SA ISANG BAHAY NA TAYONG DALAWA LANG??" He nodded. Is this some kind of a joke? Kami? Forever titira nang magkasama? Oh GOD.

Wow. I like that. ang sarap mo tuloy pagtripan. Th ree rooms? Eh para kanino naman yung isa? You mean. Basta pagdating sa kanya." He went towards the king size bed and sat down. Wow. Spring version. okay ka lang?" "Lagi naman akong okay eh.. Look. this is her sister? And. Ang daya. "Ang bilis mo namang mainis. I entered the 2nd room. maraming stuff toys? Maraming teddy bears? What's this suppose to mean? I entered the 3rd room. "Bwisit. "Wow. maganda?" I spun my head and saw that b@stard. Zero for Marriane. Sana mahulog sya dun. Talagang panlalaki. TEET. may kasama kami rito? I entered the 1st room. Dito ba kami titira? Kaming dalawa lang tapos malaki yung bahay? Wow. sya ba to? Ang cute naman nya rito! So. I quickly entered the house like a kid and looked at it's interior. "Ano. "Pero mas malaki yung bintana nya kaysa sakin. Wow." We arrived at a two-storey big house. Wow. I peeked at the window and saw them. "You dear. So this is his room. Ang ganda. One for Rex. and it has a window. Wow. entering the car and drove away. leaning a gainst the entrance of his room. Looks l ike papaalis na sila mamu.. Can dy? I saw a sunset rectangular frame hanging at the wall. while loo king from the gate up to the roof." He laughed. . "Sapakin kita dyan eh~" "Hay. masama ako. Pero mas maganda yung sakin noh. Ang sabihin mo." I pouted. In just 3 seconds. Is this my room? It's so big! It's like the size of our small house dun sa probinsya! All of my things are already arranged. Ang ganda." He said. inggit ka dahil mas malaki yung bintana ko kaysa sa bintan a mo noh. folding his arms."Masaya." He laughed again." "Weh. ang cute! Teka. Yellow and Green. I sat at the study chair. I went upstairs to look at the rooms. "Maganda." I hunged my phone and put it in the study table. I saw the pictu res. hahah. Nagpapainggit ka pang loko ka!" I said as I was entering my room follow ed by a loud *blag!* at the door." I blurted out. I' ve got explode. "MAHULOG KA SANA DYAN SA BINTANA!!" I screamed and walked out kasabay ang malaka s na *blag!* sa pintuan. "Tumigil ka nga. it has a window too. folding his arms in his seat beside me and looking at the win dow. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered the phone. Such a freak.

He's such a loser." I lowered my voice to him."Psst. AISH. "What?" He looked at me with a blank expression. I cocked my head through th e table and touched my head. pag nakita ko sya. Whew. "Sana mahulog ka dyan. I answered it with an annoyed expression." "You wish." I was shocked to heard that. "N-namumula ka." He shouted. He's worried about me. How can it be? It should be. buti naman at aa lis ka na. I glared at him. Yeah. Sorry kung nasigawan kita. But it's hard to imagine." "Eh nakaharang ka kasi sa daan. ang bango nya. Handcuff 14 . Here's this strange feeling again. . pupunta na lang ako dyan sa bago nyong bahay." He moved beside the wall and I looked at him." "L-Lawrence. One for Marriane. Bantayan mo tong bahay. "ANO BANG PRO --" "Marriane. "Loko talaga yung lalaking yun. "Sige. I can't imagine it how my life is going to be UNDERGROU ND.Unexpectedly Roles. I won this time. Hmm. pwede ba.. Hindi ko kayang pigilin ang galit ko sa lalaki ng to. lagot sya sakin. In this game -." He went downstairs. I opened the door and he was standing towards me.. His rosy cheeks got burned. Ang tangkad nga tal aga nya. He touched his cheeks and got e mbarassed." We laughed. Sige. binanatan ko na eh. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" Ang kulit." I hunged the phone and put it at the table. He lowered hi s head and our eyes met. Kailangan ko pang itaas ang baba ko para lang makita sya. Sana mahulog ka. He'll gonna be the POLICE and I'm gonna be a PRISONER of his. TEET. "Bakit? May ginawa ba sya sayo?" "W-wala. heeheeh. Loko. "Aalis na ko. One for Rex." I closed my window and sat at the chair." Then I bursted out some laughs." I looked at my left as I was peeking at the window. real game. "Pwede ba --" Binara ko sya ng tawa ko.. Yung bwisit na Rex na yun. toot. He will be here? "Hoy. toot.I mean. Paupo-upo pa sya dya n sa bintana." "Hindi na. Ano ba tong naiisip ko? 45 "Masakit sa mata. Alis muna ako. toot. I'm the POLICE and he's the PRISONER. "Galit ka pa?" He smirked.

He looked around. ewan. pushing a cart na parang may anak." *** After nya kong matulungan. "Sure. "Lawrence.Because he's acting like a POLICE and I was acting like a PRISONER of his." I said as I was closing t he door. nagmixed-up nanaman ang words ko.. "Ang laki nga ng nabili ni uncle. 857. Bakit ganto yung binili ng papa nya eh kami lang naman ang titira dito. na katulala lang kay Rex. Hay. Ayoko na sa tabi mo! Hanggang makarating kami sa counter. Bakit?" "Pwede mo ba akong tulungan sa pagbitbit ng iba kong gamit?" I touched my baggag e. Goodnight. gabi na pala. "Sige.." Mautak ka rin ano? Akala ko ba close kayo? "Upo ka." He made his sweet smile again.. His killer smile." He sat down on the couch. Wala kayang laman yung ref no?" I said sarcastically. "Ay.." I was about to open my wallet when he took my wallet and took his credit card. Rex. "Nandun lang ako sa kanto. "Bakit?" He said sternly. alis na ko. Ewww. . ang bilis mo. Lahat ng tao nakatingin samin tapos yung iba. Uh h. Para naman may laman yung ref sa bahay. Parang sya ang magbabayad nito ah. Sya. iniisnab ako. babae rin yan." Mabuti naman. umalis na sya gamit yung black convertible nya. sorry po. Here I am. Why c an't I be the POLICE and he's the PRISONER of mine? Aigoo. Ito namang cashier na to. ayun. Pati mga cashiers." "Sige. Iniintay ko sya na makaalis.. Ang total po eh." "Hmm. *sigh* Someone knocked at the door. All of the gir ls there gave me a shot of glares. "Wag kang m ag-alala. Ph p 1. hati tayo sa pagbayad. AHHH! Ayun. Gabi na eh. "Tumatanggap ba kayo ng credit card?" The cashier's eyes turned int o a peso sign. naglalaway. *** "May pagkain na?" "Wala.. *** He led me to a supermarket.75. k uha lang sya ng kuha ng makakain." "Goodnight din. wala kang gagawin?" "Wala.

I sighed. Ang sama talaga nya! Pagdalhin ba naman ako ng pinamili nya?! Ang kapal! *** Binagsak ko yung mga plastic bags dun sa mesa at umupo sa upuan. "You look like my sister. wala nang laman." I took the plates. He paused before he could say anything. Ano? "Pagkatapos mo kong pagdalhin ng mga pinamili mo tapos ako ang magluluto? Rex na man. Ang bigat! "Mag luto ka na." "Ikaw ang magdala nyan.. Thank you. eto na po." Kinuha nya yung credit card. "Di ba dapat kalahati lang ang kunin mo? Bakit lahat kinuha mo?" "Dahil ako na ang magbabayad. ang bango ah!" "Nag-aral ata ako ng pagluluto no. "Wow. Akin na po sir. Siguraduhin mo na maasim talag a yan ah!" "Gusto mo kasing asim ng mukha mo?" 45 "Loko." He said." "Ang daya mo. tulungan mo naman ako.. I stared at his back in di smay." Mabuti alam mo."Ah. . his smirk wide as ever. pagod na ko kalalakad mula dun sa supermarket na yun hanggang dito at dala dala yang mga plastic na yan na sobrang bigat." I said as I was walking through the kitchen and washed my hands." Kinuha nya yung credit card tapos ipinasok sa machine . forks and spoons and placed it in the table. yung resibo pero hindi yung pinamili namin." "Talaga? Pwede patikim?" "Ayoko. Maglakad na lang tayo. Di ka ba naaawa --" "I'm just joking. "Tapos na ba?" "Ah. "Wow. Handcuff 15 ." He said as he was walking downtown. I looked at what in the caserole.Great. Sinigang." Nakatingin samin yung cashier and her jaw dropped." "Mabuti at nang maranasan mo. "Ganto pala pag may asawa ka na noh. "Hoy. ayok ong sumakay dun. naamoy ko yung niluluto nya." Then I walked upstairs. glass.. "Akin na yung wallet ko. Babayaran kita kapag nagtransfer na si papa ng per a sakin. come again." HUH?! O_O My jaw dropped. opo. Meanwhile. Puno ang bus ngayon at saka." Binigay nga nya pero. Pagbaba ko.

"What?" "Mukhang iniisip nila na magkakaroon tayo ng anak. Expecting us having a child. "Hindi. How if we can be MOM and DAD? NO. Yeah. napaisip ako. Sa ibang school sya nag-aaral eh. it finished. laruan --" "Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nyan. di ko pinangarap yun." He handed the pan and he placed it in the table. Pero bukas. "Ako nang nagluto. Pero nitong unang p agtira namin ng magkasama sa bahay na to." He interrupted me to talk. no. NO.."Pwede ko bang itanong kung sino si Candy?" I leaned at the wall while he was st ill mixing up. suplado pa. "Makapal na nga ang mukha. he can be a great husband. "But I'd wished t o have a child with you. is so GREAT. During washing the dishes. No." He took the other ingredient and pou red it to the pan." He stood up and went upstairs. Pati ulo nila." *** After naming kumain. Imposible na magkaroon kami ng anak.. May stuff toys. kamusta ang buhay may asawa? Masaya?" Abby said while putting her notebook . May pasok na eh. no. so shut up. "She's nothing. How about that 3rd room that is obviously owned by a child? Aish." He shoved his spoon full of rice. "Mmm!" "Talagang masarap pag ako ang nagluluto." "Gag0. Tch." I grumbled." He grinned. Teka. CLASS DISMISSED. Sira na ulo nila. Sana. kahit kelan." "Fine. "Please?" "Whenever I said NO. ano ba yun?" "Pambata sya eh. Gusto mong maupakan?" "Sige. kaya ikaw naman ang maghugas. "Teka." He replied simply. hindi na.Child. hahaha. Handcuff 16 . "Here. sira na rin. "Maghugas ka. no." "Hoy. "So." "Ako? Maghuhugas?" He nodded. Sana ga nto kami lagi. and I can be a great wife. We started to ate." Nababaliw na ba sila? "Nahaw a sila sayo. Pwede na kaming bigyan ng award. nakita mo na ba yung pangatlong kwarto s a taas?" I asked." "Pwede ka na ngang houseband.

Himal a. "Take your seat guys. Kaya sya ganun. Looks like I'm starting to get redder. "Rex can't do things like that." She said as she was opening her locker." She grinned and walked away. puzzled while knowing the announcement. "We don't want to make y ou surprise but. isn't it?" We looked them. Makatiis ka kaya na gawin kang katulong ng asawa mo?" I frowned." "At ikaw naman eh. she's Andrea. May sasabihin raw." "You wish." "Malay mo ibigay na yung kotse kase importante. "Hay nako." "Sus. W e walked out of the room and went towards the girl's locker room. Looks like hindi tumalab ang charm mo sa magandang babae na to ah. Rex is dragging me through our parents for that crap anno uncement. She sat next to my mom. Ma mu and his father are sitting at the couch while someone went out of the room. Looks like kakagaling rin lang sya sa school. he's waiting for his wife." He grabbed my hand. S he's about 20+. Yeah. I was pretending looking at the corners. Ano nanaman ba ang balak nila ha? "Anyway. Then my face went brighter when I saw this lovely cute little girl. "Ano ba?" "Sige alis na ko. She li ghtly pushed me towards him. "Masaya? Tch. para ka talagang nasa impyern o at kasama ang isang tulad nya. I tried to grip off on him but. Here I am. I quickly pulled my hand out of his hand and put it in my back while he sh oved his hand in his pocket and looked at the ceiling." *** AISH." HAY. he is really strong. "Ano bang problema mo at san mo nanaman ba ko dadalhin?" "Dumerecho raw tayo dun sa bahay namin sabi ni papa." She extended her right hand to shake with me and turned to Rex. "Kaya namin kayo napatawag dahil sa mahalagang announcement.in her bag." We took our seat and they noticed that he was holding my hand. I was a bout to open my locker when I stopped and looked at her in disbelief. I'll tell you later. papatay in kita. walang magbabago no. "Tara. Then we saw him. kahit maging mabait ako sa kanya. "Hi Rex~" He smiled at her." We quickly went ou t of the locker room and went out of the school grounds. . Kung mararanasan mong maging asawa nya. Pag hindi ko yun nakuha. I admit that. nagpapauto dun. A newlywed like you doesn't like a newlywed. Ewan." "Because you're not so nice to him.

We looked at each other. "Pa naman. We're still puzzled about what was h er point." Huh? You mean. So. I want to have a favor fr om you two. O." Ang cute! "Umm." 45 "Yes po sir. "I mean. Alam nyo naman na kung gaano ko kamahal yung k otse na yun noh. kaya nyo ba?" He asked infront of us. Aling Celia." He reassured para mapa-oo nya si Rex. "Bakit nyo po sya pinalabas?" Something's fishy is happening.Being a PARENT. "What favor?" We two looked at her with a blank expression. "I'm her mother. remember? Go ahead. He stood up. Aww. And I have to work in London for her. ilabas mo nga muna tong si Camille kase mag-uusap kami. wag nyo namang ibenta. baka alam nya rin? "We wanna tell you something important. may nangyayar i na di natin alam. "Hi Camille. I'm Ate Marriane." I said while crossing my arms at my chest and acting a rrogantly. "Good Afternoon po." He let Andr ea to speak up. "Ayoko nga. as if ako naman yun . Pero di hal ata." He begged." "Mas lalo naman ako noh. Malaki ang possibilities na pag naayos yun. "TAYO?" Then we looked at her. You have to kneel at them para maibigay na yung bwi sit mong kotse." Then the maid approached her and took her out. "Bahala ka pag di mo nakuha ang kotse mo. Paharang harang kasi sa daan tapos nagkataong masama pa yung moo d ko nung nagawa ko yung krimen na yun. "I have no time to look after her because I'm whole day in my work at London." He referred to the little girl that brighten my face. How old are you?" "4 years old po. "MAGIGING MAGULANG NIYA? " "Oo. Rex." She smiled. anak nya yun? Kaya pala magkamukha sila. [Ako pa yung nanisi. So please?" She begged."And she's Camille. she's cute when she smiles like that. "Can you look after her?" She said solemly. Rex. can you be her parents permanently?" Whhaattt?! Ano?! Are you insane? Handcuff 17 . Andrea. malaking pera yun.

" I replied in a icy tone. Ikaw? Ba't ka umiiyak?" "I miss my daddy too. "Camille?" Her heads' burying under her arms. I forced him to make a promise at Andr ea. This will gonna be hard. Ang sasama nyo! "Please. Kilala mo ko. mukhang sa kanya nga yung kwarto. Aalis na ko. "A nong gusto mo? Inaasahan tayo ng mama nya." I have no choice but to agree on her. I saw Camille's face. W hen Andrea drove off by the taxi. "Seryoso ka ba? Iuuwi mo yan dun?" He whispered. I approached her as she was looking at the back of the taxi that her mom was act ually riding on it. "Huh?" "When I was young. Then I find her under the shady lush tree." We separated way s to find Camille. sitting and crying . nakaalis na yung mama nya." Then she walked out. take care of her. "Pa naman?! Nagbibiro ka lang naman di ba?" He said. "Uhh. "Alangan naman kung saan yan titira. "You look like me. "Okay ka lang?" She nodded. She raised her head and looked at me wit h her teary eyes. "Uh. Then she approached Camille to say her goodbyes for the child." "Huh?" "My dad passed away. "Mamu! Ugh." He stood up. I used to cry in a shady tree like this because I miss my fat her. She glanced at her watch and looked suprisingly. I saw myself smiling. Lopez said calmly. I knelt down to my knees and sat so that I can reach her height. Then su ddenly. raising his tone. Mamu naman.g gumawa ng krimen. and I can't explain the expression in her face." . I sat next to h er." Mamu stood up. can I be your mother for now?" "I miss mommy. "I have to go now. diba? At saka. wala na ba kayong awa?" "Tapos na ang usapan na to. Daddy. For me. Rex walked towards us. "What's your name? Can daddy know it?" "You're not my daddy!" She ran away. I aproached to her. I will be back when my contract there finished alread y." Mr. Ano?" "Ano ba yan. cocking her head at her knee. 5:30 PM was the flight of the plane. Please do take care of her. hahah. Mahihirapan tayo sa batang yun.. anong ginawa mo?" "Wala kaya. Let's look for her.] "Eh dapat gawin mo ang pinagagawa ko." She bowed down and bid goodbye to us. kainis talaga!" I frowned.. "Rex." She said and lowered her head as she was playing her tedd y bear." I said solemly. Camille." She looked at me. after I cried. He headed towards Camille and sat next to me. Wag na natin kunin. Naka-oo na tayo. "Iuwi nyo na si Camille sa bahay nin yo. Sucks. giving me shade by a tree gives me comfort. "Mukha ba kong nagbibiro ha? Mabebenta ko talaga yun. for now.

I felt somet hing vibrated at my pocket. Wait.." "Oh. ANO?! They left me outside alone." His lips turning into a smile." She smiled. She was not still happy until we reached the house. -. Ewan ko sa ba tang yan. That's why you called us papa and mama." What is she talking about? "Of course we love each other." I whispered to him. A candy popped out in his hands. ate Marianne. Handcuff 18 ." He dragged me and I looked at him. "Sheeshh. her eyes are teary then. we will be your parents permanen tly. "Camille. "Ano?" "Pwede ko kayong tulungan. Are you not happy?" She didn't respond. "Mama." Rex saw us." We looked at her." "Then prove it. I scoffed. "Pwede na ba tayo umuwi?" "Let's try to explain things to her. then I looked at Camil le and started to explain. Hey. He took something from his pocke t and lend his hands to her." 45 We started walking when I heard her voice. To make us her real parents. "And he will be your permanent papa." I pointed at him. and it was my phone.. I'll be your mama." She shook her head.. So that was her point. "Ang tang@ mo kasi kaya di mo makuha.Marriane I quickly send the message to him. "We'll be a great family. "We need to act like one. "Want candy?" She happily took the candy and ate it. He sat beside her." He smiled play fully. "Huh?" I l ooked at him with a 'what' expression. She stopped from crying but still. there's something wrong with my respond . Papa. Saying that there's a new messa ge."Huh?" "Wala na rin po si papa. do whatever things th at parents should do. "Mama? Papa?" We spun our heads and l ooked at her. you and him. then I can't be your child. "What's wrong? Hindi mo gust o tong bahay?" She shaked her head saying 'no'.Lawrence Sorry. I can't get her. "See? Candy can cure kids like her.Rules. Me. My husband and our child need me." He s aid to me while putting his hand at her head. "Do you love each other?" ?? "Bakit mo natanong?" "If you don't love each other. "Siraulo ka ba ? You're not caring for the child. May time ka ba? Can we talk? -." She proudly said. Can you help us?" "I don't think so. Umuwi na nga tayo. I really can't get her. Okay na kaya si Camille? Then suddenly.

" I r easoned. But then Rex started talking again. "I'll dictate them. I'm talking about our rules in marriage. "Sinasabi mo bang ikaw lang ang gagawa ng rules? No wa y. Marriane. "Di ko rin alam yun eh. "Nabasa mo na ba yung 'Rules in Dating'?" He asked me. ako ang defending champion. Hearing that. My husband and our child need me." He said in reply.. he dragged me at the backyard. "Hindi naman mahahalata ng bata na arranged marriage tayong dalawa diba?" He shook his head. I hurriedly added another l ine. sumang-ayon ka rin." I replied with a frown. "Hindi pa. Pretend that nothing happened. "Rules? Bakit pa? Hindi naman tayo naglalaro rito." Seeing no point in arguing with him since he was really stubborn in nature. Ano naman yun?" I asked him with a raised eyebrow. bu t then I remembered that I was now his wife. And so. lalong lalo na ng ayong dumating na si Camille sa'ting dalawa. He smiled sheepishly. The named 'Rex Carlo Lopez' actually read books? Kagulat gulat naman nun. Tungak ka talaga Marriane. gumawa tayo." I remarked. not wanting him to get the satisfaction of pushing me around." He said while leaning at the wall infront of the swing. we have to prove that we can pretend to be her real p arents." He pointed out. "But the point is. Sorry. His grin turned into a smirk. WTF?! Did I just sent that? Gosh. I'm gonna be busted. "Anong pinagsasasabi mo?" I started to ask. . the w ay he always did whenever he smirked. Kaya may karapatan ako na gumawa ng rules f or us because in this reality game. ano. He was probably going to start annoying me. When we're busy at Camille. I quickly turned off my phone so that di ko mabasa yung reply nya . At saka gumising ka. frowning at him. Ikaw. "Wag ka munang matulog. Akala nya huh. "At bakit naman unfair? Me.." He ordered with a grin. He let me to sit at t he swing. I couldn't help but laugh at him. Pshh. "Fine. Nandito na si Camille." Ano naman yun? *** After makatulog ni Camille. Unfair naman yun noh. May unfinished business pa tayo. I accepted the comittment at them coz' I want to hav e freedom. Rex ." H e responded in a half-serious tone. "But I wouldn't be your wife if I know na ikaw pala yung magiging asawa ko. he whispered. I objected. his lips turning into a smile. as if I was missing out o n something big. "Hindi." I answered. starting to brainstorm on wha t rules we could use just to get it over with. I de cided to give in. "Ano naman yun?" "We have to discuss about how to go about in our relationship. Di ko pa rin nababasa. We don't need that. What now? Will he text back? Hope it's not.

as o speak in punishment pal. I started opening my phone." 45 I knew it. But he. Dinadaya mo ko ng harap-harapan. alangan namang sabihin ko na 'Good Evening'?" ." He answered stubbornly. hindi ako robot!" I exclaimed at him with widened eyes. "So. "No bo dily contact. Lumusot ka na lang pag humiling ang bata ng ganun. you can't have oth er guys while you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata. Bigay mo ang gusto nya. Abby called me when I was drying myself with a towel. "Hindi. Okay ba?" He responded with his annoying smirk. pwede na k ong matulog?" "The rules apply starting today. I thought about what rule I could use to my advantage as his wife. bakit isa lang? Gawin mo namang tatlo. He's the POLICE. I opted to complain. loko ka. "One. Then he lowered the two and stated the first. o wala. " Isang rule lang. I straightly went to the bathroom and took a bath. Magaling ka nam an sa lusutan diba?" I finally said." "Tatlong rules lang naman ang sakin eh. Lagi naman diba? He continued t a half-serious tone. Okay lang ba yung ginawa ko na magkaroon kami ng rules? Para na talaga akong pre so sa piling nya." He started. Ang ka naman. and I'm just a PRISONER of his." "Okay. I was reminded that I had to sleep early co z' we have classes tomorrow. wag mong bibiguin yung bata. I decided to ignore him as I was entering the room and went upstairs. you have to do everything I say.He actually agreed easily. ready to argue with him about the rules he made but then he s tarted looking at his watch." He said." Then he stopped and looked at me with a smile. "Okay. Isa lang. MORNING. didn't care about what I said. "Failure to follow these rules will result to a decided by me. Walang excemptions. Too good no messages nor missed calls listed from La wrence. "Anong nakain mo at nag-ge-greet ka jan ng 'Good Morning'?" "Syempre." I demanded. Pwede bilisan mo?" I asked him as I pointed to my watch. I felt ti red when I lied at the bed." Upon hearing that. "It's either one. Pag-isipan mong mabuti. "Ikaw usual. "Inaantok na ko at saka may pasok pa tayo bukas. And so. Marriane." Then he raised another finger for each of the next rules until he reached the fourth." Abby greeted me sweet ly. Handcuff 19 . Three. Ano yung sayo?" I opened my mouth. fine. standing up from the swing. " Hoy. I knew there was a catch. "Ano? Hoy. not wiping his smirk off his face. " Two.Annoyed. I found it. And soon. raising three fingers from his hand. "Good Morning. I decided to just get it over with.

wazzup with Lawrence?" I remembered what I have done." "Na ano?" "That I was busy with my chi-" Teka. Baka iwanan lang nya dun yung bata." I took my slipper that I threw at the door. Marriane! Don't spill it! But it was always blurted at mine. I di I screamed I peeked a He suddenly laughed. "Nandun si Camille s at least you can join me here inside. 6:38 AM. "Marriane. I received a message." I said in a small voice." I can said that. " AISH. Siraulo." "Nakaharang ka rin naman sa daanan e bathroom. He wa life. Thank GOD. someone's standing infront of me.Lawrence That line repeated over and over again in my head. napaisip ako. why are you making things more miserable?" I hurriedly wore my uniform because I glanced at the clock and it was hen I opened the door. And that was s only wearing a towel so his fine abs are being showed. Change topic. Nakaharang ka sa daanan ko. I saw these things. hoping it was him. In my entire dn't see this things but. "Wazzup? Wazzup with your husband?" "Umagang-umaga. he said something. I threw my slippers at the door and mumbling some curses. Why can't I have to be specific in this kind of this? Because it always happens accidentally. But feel he was smirking again when he ko eh." "Umalis ka nga dyan. Then nd he was wearing a boxer short behind the towel."Then wazzup?" I said while brushing my teeth. 45 But it was Lawrence who just sent a message. nakaupo sa may swing. Bye. -. What's that child are you talking about? Looks like mawawalan pa ko nit o ng pag-asa sayo. sya ang topic natin. But before he shut the a likod. mamaya na lang." He smirked as I was walking out of th door. "ANO?" "Nasabi ko yung hindi ko dapat masabi sa kanya. As he shut the door. Nung nakarating ako sa school. "I mean. Handcuff 2o .Random. I leaned at the door and sighed. W him. Sige. "I'm so busted at him. I saw him half-naked so and covered my eyes since he was to about taking off his towel. SAAN KAYA SYA IIWAN NI REX? I quick ly texted him while waiting for our teacher telling him where to drop Camille. "Bakit? Ngayon ka lang nakakita ng lalaking nakaboxer short s? Nakakatawa ka naman. my things." Then I hurriedly hunged up the p hone. Looks like mawawalan pa ko ni . Morning." "Okay.

"Di naman sya kagandahan noh.Rex Sheeshh. "At kelan ka pa n agkaroon ng interes na tanungin kung saan ako pupunta. There was him. I headed to the mirror and cursed some words. I've got strucked when I heard the 'Candy' part." I said while combing my hair. Naku! AI SH. "Kayo sakalin ko eh. Ang sarap sakalin nung babaeng yun. I quickly fixed my hair and walked with the heels out of the girl's room. They screamed in horror and quickly went out of the girl's r oom. Mag-ingat kayo sa mga pinagsasasabi n yo. tulungan ko kayo. At tsaka ikaw lang naman ang nag sasabi sakin ng ganun. "Ang cute ni Rex ano?" She squealed. "Ano nanaman yun?" I pouted. nandito ang asawa nya. Then my jaw dropped. A nd that was him who just made my phone to vibrated. I sent a message again. Bakit ba ganto na mga babae ngayon? Masyadong selosa. *** When I was sitting at the toilet bowl." I grumbled as he was walking downstairs." He threw the basket right at my lap. Ambisyosa." Anger flushed towards me. mamaya ko muna yun iaanalyze.." I stared at him with a weird expression. Ewan ko sayo. holding hands pa nga sila eh. Kainis! . is he -. "MARRIANE!!" Sino pa ba ang sisigaw rito kundi sya lang? I irritatedly opened it. nakita ko sya na may kasamang babae. "A ko?! Maglalaba ng damit mo?! Ang KAPAL talaga ng mukha mo ano?" I said in a mock ening tone. Wait.teka. Di nila ko kailangan pang laitin." "At saan ka nanaman pupunta. "Yup. "Matagal nang makapal ang mukha ko. *** The next day. "Wala naman syang kasamang babae nung nakita natin sya diba?" I heard some zippe r's opening.to ng pag-asa sayo. standi ng while holding a basket full of laundry clothes. But. Wag kang magwala. I opened the door and the two girls looked at me. I got relieved when he sent the message. do you think gir lfriend nya yung lagi nyang kasama? Di ba si Candy yung girlfriend nya?" The oth er girl asked. Kung gusto nila si Rex . sabihin nila. Biglang nagvibrate yung cellphone ko. I heard some knocks at the door and some idi0t shouting. And the man that they've been talking about was so familiar. "Labhan mo to. Nandun si Camille sa mama mo. He's so perfectly smartass. ha?!" I put my hands at my waist." I straightly strucked to the two girls with a mock naii ve tone and smiled.. -. "Pagbalik ko dapat nakasampay na yan. "A iissh. Ano kamo? Pssh. "Sino ba yung babaeng gusto nyong sakalin? Kung gusto ny o eh. I overheard a conversation between a two girl. The bell rang and we greeted ' good morning' our teacher. They got shocked to see me. "Nung isang araw kaya. Aasikasuhin ko muna yung tung kol kay Camille. ha?" He asked bluntly." Eh kung kayo ang sak alin ko? Excuse me.

" I shot him a glare. I'm calling my prince. you have to do everything I say. baka magising yung bata. making me fell at the couch. h indi. "Teka. "Ano nanaman ang problema mo?" I headed myself to him. ano ba? Tinatanong kita. making the backyard shake. S-si Candy?! Meron pa ba silang communication?! Paano nya nalaman yung number rito sa bahay? Nagkikit a pa ba sila? O may relasyon pa sila? Aish. Lawrence. kilala nyo po ba sya?" Camille snapped me out of my thoughts." We started walking through the living room. Pero wala namang es just FOR HIM?! Yeah. "Asan ang bata?" "Nandun kina mamu. my tears are starting to fall down. Tingnan nyo nga. Eww." I replied sternly. "Si Camille? " I continued to be silent. Maybe his friend or something. teka. "ANO? " 45 I dragged him at the backyard. punung-puno na ko sayo! Tumaas na yung galit ko eh. and some tears are just staying there until I walked o ut of the backyard and headed my room. Lagot ka sakin. "Ha? Ah. Tatadtarin na kita ng mga tanong. "." That's na ang mga underwear nya at nilalagay s mali rito di ba? A wife can do any chor I always did whatever he asked for.. Haayy. "May problema ka ba?" "Oo. hawak-hawak ko a washing machine." His eyes widened in surprise. Rex. "May tumawag po kay papa eh. Ang daming tanong na kailangan nyang sagutin. "Sino raw?" "Candy daw po." He frowned. Look.Handcuff 21 ." I started the washing machine switch. "Bakit?" I wiped my hands with a rug. Dahan-dahan lang sa pagtatanong. "At yung bata ang nakasagot. "Hello?" "Hello? Sino to?" Yeah. "Si Marriane to.. *** I waited him at the couch until he came at the middle of the night. Tatadtarin kita ng mga tanong. Mga 9:30 PM or something. I don't think na makakatagal pa ko r ito. "Nilabhan mo na lahat ng damit ko?" He sat beside me." He looked at me stra ightly in my eyes.Jealousy. and I continued my sentence. "Saan po ba pupunta si papa?" "Ewan ko sa papa mo. "Mama. Camille walked towards me and asked." He replied softly. Kainis. "Tumawag si Candy rito kanina. I quickly answered him. "Nagkikita pa b a kayo? May communication pa ba kayo? O may relasyon pa kayo?" I started to glar e at him." I blunted. Alam mo Rex. Well. I took my phone at the bed and started to fiddling it. "Pasalamat ka at wala rito yung ba ta." That makes him so much surprised." A cold wind passed towards me and I stared through spaces. Di naman nya sinabi. the part of the rules. "Wag kang maingay. May ti me ka ba?" . "At bakit naman ako magdadahan-dahan kung alam ko na nil oloko ako ng asawa ko?!" I yelled. Mali talaga. "Hoy. Gusto mo ikaw lang ang hari rito." My eyes went teary.

anong sabi nya?" The bartender gave me the beer and hurri edly walked away. Gusto ko la ng naman eh." Then the bartender walked away. Nakakainis di ba?" I formed a fist and my eyes are flaming. throwing my hand down from my face. "Mag-usap nga tayo. at sakin mo pa ibinubuntong." I glared at him and starting walking through the kitchen. "Manahimik ka na lang muna. Upon hearing that. I started to drink. "Ha? Ahh. I comp lained. I glared at them. "Waiter. are you. "Well. makita ako umiiyak?!" I can see my picture smiling evily in my head.." He turned off the TV and headed to me. "Wait." I said softly . "Thank you. let me explain this to you. "I'M NOT?!" I yelled. "Jealous? Ako? Magseselos?" I quoted him in a question. Ganya n kasi kapag nagseselos eh." I was NOT jealous." *** "You're losing your temper to me." I put down the cup angrily. Obviously. Si Candy nga.I mean. "Di ba sabi ko sayo? May pakialam ako dahil asawa mo ko?" I spun my head to see him at the couch. I think of a question that wi ll make him freak. "Bakit? May problema ba kayong dalawa?" "Sumusobra na sya. exposing myself to his eyes. "So. "Bakit nga?" "Tumawag si Candy kanina sa bahay. Am I? Handcuff 22 . kung pwede raw makausap si Rex. Tumawag si Candy rito? Bakit naman s ya tatawag rito eh wala na nga kaming communication nun? At ano naman ang proble ma dun kung sabihin ko na may relasyon pa kami?" "It's just. "Ahh. sabi nya eh. at yung ba-. oo. "As if you're losing your temper too. ." Munti k na ko dun ah! "Teka. "At bakit ka naman nagpapaliwanag sakin? Di ba gusto mo naman akong magalit sayo. yung hindi ako niloloko ng asawa ko." I lied. you're jealous?" He asked smirking.Care. beer nga!" I yelled. I was about to go upstairs when he sto pped me. I dont want you to cheat at your wife. Sabi ko wala sya." I glared at him on ce more. while I can't. "Okay. I saw him sitting at the couch and watching TV. hindi naman sa ganun. jealous or something? " I looked straightly in his eyes and my eyes widened. making the whole bar shake. He stared blan kly at me as I stared at him with a confused look. ako yung sumagot. Lagi naman ako sumusunod sa mga utos nya ah! Tapos lolokohin lang ako?! Aish." I blunted and continued to open t he refrigerator to take a glass of water. When I came back. making me jump.. "Eh bakit ka nagagalit?" "Kasi eh.*** The bartender went back with our drinks. Tinanon g ko yung pangalan tapos yun na nga. "Saan ka pumunta?" "Wala kang pakialam. may asawa na sya tapos nakikipaglandian pa sa iba." He replied. and Lawrence looked at me in surpr ise. My feet's nois e caught Rex' attention and suddenly glanced at me.

" I replied in a soft voice. He wears so casually today. hindi pa yan tapos -. Eh bakit nga ba ako nagagalit? Dahil ba nagseselos ako? "Look. do he car . my hands felt something. Rex. Ikaw naman eh. Wait. He doesn't care. "Ano pong nangyari sayo?" "Ah. Yeah. "Kundi ka ba naman tang@ eh. wearing the clot hes that I'm ironing and with a toothpaste clinging his hands. leaving me and Camill e alone. "MARIANNE!!" Aish. cake po!" She cheered. Ang tang@ ko talaga. Nakakainis talaga tong lalaking to." Then suddenly.. "Di sana hindi ako sumigaw kung di m asakit. ha?" I defended. sige. Somethin g hot that -"AAAAHHHH!!!!" I quickly turned away my hand from the iron and kissed it." Then Rex shoved his clothes and walked out. "Ah. uma lis ako dahil pinapapunta ako ni papa dun sa bahay. Behave ka dapat okay?" Since when he was so sweet while talking at kids?! And not at his wife?! He turned his head to me. wala to. "Ikaw naman eh. "Teka. I sat there."Oo nga. "Hindi ka ba marunong magplantsa. Rex rested his hands through Camille's head and said . "OOUUC H. "Ah. Alam nyo na kung anong nangyari. "Ano bang problema mo?" I scratched my messy head. "Bilis na!" "Ah! Oo eto na!" I said quickly." Heh. "Camille. He sat next to me and suddenly held my hand." Then he walked upstairs." He answered sternly. "Para di na masakit.hay naku. "Masaki t po ba?" Camille asked." Then he walked out. nasunog mo na sana yung damit ko. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka m agwala." He stood up. Then Rex came. Wait. I think I should fry my mind now before thinking something else. "Masakit ba?" He asked me i n a teasing tone." I pouted. and I nodded in return.. *** I can say na. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka magwala. Akala ko ba ayos na kami?! When I opened the door. why? "Bakit ka nakad amit ng ganyan? Saan ka pupunta?" 45 "Somewhere. an ong gusto mong pasalubong?" Then he smiled. bakit nga ba ako nagpapaliwanag sayo eh asawa lang naman kita?" Mabuti at naisip mo." A familiar poppe d out at my back. Ibibili kita." He threw his polo to me. Rex wiped some toothpaste in his index finger and wiped it right through my hand . Look. eto nanaman ang asawa ko." I sat at the bed and still worrying about my hand. Napaso ako sa sobrang pag-iisip. Ayos na?" He let go of my hand after that. making me feel irritated. Then he headed to Camille and said. I mumbled some curses durin g ironing his clothes. oo. Inaantok na ko. Camille walked in to see what happened to me. "Wala na kong time para magplantsa nyan . hindi maganda ang umaga ko. "Matulo g ka na. Ayos na. Then he walked back into his room too. it's the devil himself. "Oo. sumisi gaw nanaman. Kak agising ko lang kaya?! "Iplantsa mo nga to. "Alis na ko. Bilis!" I examined him. Bye." I replied sarcastically. "%@!#$. confused and shocked. plopping off of the way and practically ran bac k to my room.

O_O! ANO?! What the -." The noise was still there. "For you. di ka na dapat nagsayang ng pera." He laughed. "Uhh. guys like him has many hopes." I sm iled. Loko.. keke. I quickl y rushed to her.." And imp ortantly. "I'm at your door right now. lilinisin ko pa 'tong bahay! Look. Then finally. "WHEW!" Then I ran downstairs to open the door. namiss lang kita. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo?" I repli ed with a grin in my face." ---. yeah. carebears are my fa vorite stuff toys. Anyway. I bet you know who's this guy. Saan ko sya itatago? ! I quickly walked downstairs. bakit?" "Umm." "Th-thank you. Kasi uhh. Umakya t ka na bilis!" I pushed her back to her room and when I got to her room." A male voice popped out on the phone. Ayokong namang palampasin 'tong pagkakataon na 'to noh! Pero paano si Camille? "MAMA!" A female child voice popped out from upstairs." He smiled. I quic kly shut it. At tsaka. pwede ka ba? Kain tayo sa labas. umm. Tutulungan na lang kita. Camille. My phone rang from my desk and I quickly answered it. "Okay.. Lagot ako sa mama nya. "H-h-huh?! Ah. "Ano yun? May tao pa ba r ito?" I turned my head upstairs. It's just. Camille. Oh! Saki n yan! Yeah. holding a stuff toy in his hands. andumi ng bahay oh. not letting him to go upstairs.ed? Handcuff 23 . "Wala! Wala yun. What will I gonna do?! Nandito si Camille. what shou ld I say?! "H-h-huh?? Ahh. no! Hindi ah. Sorry kung natagalan kong buks an."Bakit may laruan r ito?" He asked.. Nandun nga sa bahay ni Mamu yung collection ko nyan eh.. bata? Pshh. he revealed his left hand with a bouquet of fresh red roses. I leaned at the door and scoffed. manahimik ka nga jan?! 45 . sorry." Then he sat at the couch. "Ahh. lagot ako kay Rex pag iniwanan ko to ng madumi. Mahal na rin ang mga rose s ngayon. "You're actually playing this stuff?" He said.. "Uhh. Libre kit a. Yeah. Bakit?" "Free ka ba? Pwede ba tayong lumabas ngayon?" Huh?! what should I say. Pasok!" I led him through the living room and --.. AH! Sorry ha? Nasa bahay kasi ako ngayon eh. uhh. di ko pwedeng iwanan tong bahay na ga ntong kadumi. baby? Pwede. ano ko. "Mama. "Hello?" "Marriane. "Lawrence.?! I quickly looked at the window and I saw him with his black convertible. "Uhh. I felt pity on him. I put my hand at his ar ms. OH NO HINDI! He suddenly stood up from the couc h and started searching where the noise was coming from.. playing.Revelation. I CAN'T LEAVE CAMILLE HERE. and Camille's at the living room. hi. T sk." "It's just. waving his hands at me. holding his breath.." I replied in a cheerful tone. hehe.

A family day WITHOUT the husband. kasi. may mali eh. "Ahh. may narinig ako." Naku. "Bakit? May problema ba?" "Anong apelido ng mama nya?" "Reyes. nagkamali lang ako siguro. you're losing hope to me?" I grumbled.. A candy popped in his palm." Hehe. It was. Gusto mo ng candy?" Camille nodded in return and Lawre nce took something in his pocket. "H-huh? Hindi ah. THE END.. I'm busted. Then Lawrence rested his hands in Camille's head and smiled at me. "." Then he pushed away my hand and st arted to walk upstairs. Aish. bakit mo natanong yung tungkol dun sa mama nya?" "H-huh? Ah.. di ba? Lawrence and I spent the day with Camille." Aish. It was." H e opened his ice pop. I'll just surrender my virginity to t he real one. c onfused. That was I'm 4. "Mama? ANAK MO?" He looked at me. "And-d rea R-Reyes?" Bakit kaya nya natanong yun? Siguro naisip nya na talagang kaya na min na magkaroon ng sariling anak. "U-u-uhh." I looked at him in horror. . Never mind that. AHH! Perverted thoughts. holding Camille's h ands happily. Teka. Teka. Pamilyar lang kasi yung pangalan." I lifted my head to h im. Utterly busted. bakit nga ba ako nag-aalala? As if he was cheating too. Para silang mag-ama. Teka.. iniwan samin ng mama nya na si Andrea. g anyan din tayo. Yeah.. parang may narinig akong boses ng bata." That was the words crack ed up my thoughts. "Gusto mong maglaro?" Handcuff 24 .." He smiled in return and turned his head to Camille. he's Lawrence and not that jerk! "Kaibigan ako ng mama mo. papatayin ak o ni Rex nito eh. They look like the same. happily playing. oo?" "Bakit di mo sinabi sakin?" He straightly looked into my eyes. Kaya ko ba yun?! Eww . Anong problema nya? "Oo. He turned his head to me. sabi mo eh. And what the hell. "Lawrence!" I followed him and. suprisingly shocked about what I've just said. "Anong pangalan mo?" "Camille po." Then he headed again to Camille and suddenly put his hand over her che eks and smiled."No. "Inampon nyo?" He chuckled.. Nung naglalakad kami sa kalsada. "Sabi ko sayo eh. "Ah." "And-drea R-Reyes?" I looked at his pitiful eyes.aww.you can't have other guys whil e you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata. NEVER... Oh. Camille cheerfully took the candy and ate it. I won't be having a sex with him. I stared at them in the swing. ang cute nila noh. sana pag kasal na tayo. Bakit ?" "W-wala. ". "Mama.. SIXTEEN PALANG AKO NOH! Lawrence sat beside me and gave me an ice pop. FUN. "Thanks. waiting for my an swer.. "Sino po kayo?" I stared at them weirdly. Naalala ko tuloy nung bata pa ako at nasa tiyan pa si Mar co... may bata rito. Rex and Ca mille. who stopped from laughing and looked curious. Wow.

HINDI AKO. . "Mama.O Holy Whacamalli. Nakakainis. his precious long black messy hair. "Aww. You two made my day.*Flashback* "Saan nyo gusto pumunta?" Papu asked. "Umakyat ka na. 'Marriane. my body followed him. Huhugasan ko pa yan. "Tulog na sya. blocking our way. Matulog ka na lang. may itsura naman kahit papano. wag mo nga ako asarin. somewhere." I put my hand over the table . He was looking right through my eyes." He asked before he passed his m outh to the spoon. Thank you po. God. "Nag-enjoy ka ba?" "Hmm. I just closed the door a nd lied to the bed. "Umm." I stared at him for a while. his tan sk in tone. HE WAS SO HOT ALL TH E TIME. Bilisan mo. "E-eh? Ah. It was something awkward. I met him at the door. his casual attire looked messy bu t he look super hot on him! His blue necktie was loose." Then we en tered the house." He yelled around the house. Sana ganyan tayo ano?" *End of Flashback* *** Lawrence turned his head to Camille." O. where he can barely show his stomach. bakit ka nya binigyan ng roses?" "Huh? Hindi ko rin alam eh.. mayabang o siraulo 'yang asaw a mo. Bakit kaya? I followed him to show where's the left over food." I pointed at the ta ble. touching her tummy and weirdly talking to her tummy. baka makita pa tayo ng papa mo. staring at the ceiling weirdly. He sat down and I took the water at the fridge. Kahit may topak. tama si Abby. and his oh so red and kissable lips almost worked out on him. Napagod siguro. Tara na. taking off hi s black leather shoes. "Thank you Marri ane. A lady and a boy was walking through the park and saw us. I told to myself. "Asan si Camille? Eto yung cake nya oh. Then he lifted his head to me." He picked up the spoon and starting to eat the left ove r food. "Hoy." Then he bid goodbye and dr ove off. the buttons were unattac hed. 45 "Bakit?" He slapped me back into reality. Hindi nya ko inasar ngayon." "Huh? Wala yun. *** "Andito na ko. Wala. Aish. Thank you nga pala dun sa mga roses. he look hot! Look. I was happily playing with my dad and mamu was there at the bench. ako na lang ang maghuhugas. Then I heard what was she saying. "Saan ka pumunta?" "I told you. Dun na lang sa pa rk!" Papu brought us to the nearest park. Too bad. His perfect dark mysterious eyes. ba't a ng bait mo ata sakin ngayon? Nagsimba ka ba o ano?" "Hindi." He dictated in a halfserious tone. "Ito oh. "May pagkain pa ba?" Then he headed a t the kitchen.' I hate to admit pero." She smiled..

Ba't naman ang tagal nya? Sa sobrang kakaintay ko ng matagal... Ilolock ko kaya yung gate noh. I sighed. I tapped her head with my bare hands. ang bait bait nya sakin.Handcuff 25 . Tapos ng ayon.. "Mukhang busy talaga sya.Busy with what? "Mama. di ko na namalayan na nakatulog na ko sa cou ch. "It's none of your business. Nung isang araw." I simply replied with a sm ile. Marriane ." She bid goodnight to me and walked upstairs. at mukhang aalis nanaman sya. Ano bang problema nya at nagsusungit sya sakin? Umagang umaga eh. ganyan sya? *Flashback* "Gusto ko kasi. "Kwarto ko to ah. "Sungit.. "Sigur o sa kakaintay mo sakin kagabi nakatulog ka na dun sa couch. Camille appeared from my sight and just fake a smile. matulog ka na. wag mong sabi hing. Rex. "Hi-hindi ah. "Ang kapal talaga ng mukha mo . sasabihin ko na lang. Pagdating ni papa mo. kasama si papa. Tinotopak nanaman 'tong lalaking to. mamasyal tayo bukas!" Camille pleaded. May -" He just disappeared from my sight. patience. Pano ko -" "Gising ka na pala. Pero malungkot pa rin sya. "Aalis ka nanaman ba? Ano ba kasing pinagkakaabalahan mo?" He stopped and looked at me. "Okay." "Ah. Hmmp." *End of Flashback* "Uh." I saw him at the door. bakit? Pumayag nanaman ako ah." "Ano sabi mo?" "Wala PO.. Patience." Napatingin ako sa sulok. kasama si papa. sige ganto na lang. Late na ah. Si tito Lawrence mo na lang ang yayain nat in. Paggising ko. "Sige na." "Gusto ko kasi." He retorded and just continued his steps. ha?" She no dded. Binuhat nya ko papunta rito? Lalo akong kinilabutan ah." I followed him downstairs. Teka. "O." Talagang inemphasize ko yung po." I blushed." *** . Nap atingin ako sa wall clock.

Nakatulog na pala ako rito sa higaan ni Camille w ith the same position I had when I was crying. wala kaming imikan. hindi nila ako sinakal gaya nga ng sabi nila? Mukhang alam ko na kung sino yun eh. narinig ko yung usapan ng mga babaeng nagpapaganda. Si Lawrence? Ewan ko ba kung bakit gusto nyang kasama si Camille. "Sino ba?" "Yung kasama ni Rex. a girl?! Not ordinary girl. Speaking of him. Feeling. nauuna sya. " Ako ba ang pinag-uusapan ng mga to?! Paulit-ulit na nagpe-play yung mga salitang yon sa utak ko. Him. Ang sakit ng mata ko. Napansin ko ring natutulog pa si Camille. I looked at the mirror and saw my red eyes.Impossible Wish." Abby mumbled. Kas i di namin kasama si Rex. But no. Si Abby.." "Marriane. hanggang sa binuksan ko na yung pinto dahil sa galit ko. Masaya. "Sino bang gusto nyong sakalin? Baka pwede ko kayong tulungan. siguro ganun din. hindi man lang sya nag-atub . Mukhang imposible na ata ang hinihiling mo samin eh. I turned around and I saw Rex huggin g." I can't take it anymore so I rested my head beside her and cried for what I felt tonight... pero malungkot pa rin.. Let her be bago nya malaman ang mga pi naggagagawa ng so-called daddy nya. I walked towards her and kissed her forehead. Nagulat ako. but Candy! I rubbed my eyes to know if I'm just wrong. kahit sa bahay." One of the girls said. staring at them lasted for a minute and I quickly dashed through the house.. Pagkalock ko ng pinto ng isa sa mga CR's. "Nakakainis talaga. Hindi na nya ako iniintay. *** 5 Nagising ako sa sikat ng araw. Tiningnan ko si Camille sa kwarto nya and she's now sleeping already . Bakit nung nakita nila ako. Kahit pagpasok. I found myself standing at the dumpsters. Alis sya ng alis. Posible kayang kilala nya talaga si Camille? *** Nag-CR kasi kami nun ni Abby. the hug. "Ayokong masira ang pamilyang gu sto mo. the girl. Napansin ko. since hob by nya yun.At si Lawrence nga ang kasama naming lumabas. After that. Standing there. Sarap sakalin ng babaeng yun. Handcuff 26 . Mabuti na tong maitapon na agad kaysa intayin pa yung trak ng basura.

dun muna tayo kay mamu. I took Camille's baggage at her cabinet and starting packing some of her clothes that she can use. "Camille. ginawa nang bodega ang kwarto ko noon. At ilayo na rin ang sarili ko sa kanya . hindi ka naming maaalagaan nang husto. ano? Bale lahat ng ." I sighed and continu ed. I went to Camille's room again. Nainis rin kasi ako sa sari li ko kagabi kung bakit ako umiyak. "Ayusin mo muna ang sarili mo bago mo kami harapin. tapos ka na --" There he is. Anong irarason ko sa kanya? *light bulb* "Kasi alam kong may mag-aalag a sayo dun. Baka magalit saki n ang mommy mo. Ni hindi ko na alam kung babalik pa ba kami dun. You're nothing but a liar. baby." Oh. we eventually moved out of the house with our baggages. eh di mabuti n a yung ilayo ko muna si Camille sa kanya.Committing a Hard Crime. Ang sama ni mamu. Kaysa dito. It has no use." "Ba't mo sya isasama dun?" Naningit ang walangya. and a child. "Mama.. anyway. I suddenly pau sed when I saw his car. anong ginagawa mo?" I heard her yawning." W ith that.. Ewan. mom. okay? Wala. "Camille. "For now. "At bakit may mga dala kayong maleta? Aalis kayo?" "Obvious bang aalis kami? What do you think?" I glared at him. "Camille. Hehe. Nabawi na pala nya ang kotse nya. tara na. Ano bang iniiyak ko kagabi? Walang dapat iyakan. Tutal. "Let's just trash the rules. thank God for light bulb moments! "Magbihis ka na ngayon. wala naman syang pakelam at nagpapakasaya sya dun. ilalayo ko muna sa kanya si Camille." I entered Camille 's room and took her out. A dad. I sighed. I showered. Papasok pa ka si si mama sa school.. Ang magaling nyang papa. hindi pa ba kayo uuwi dun? Pang-apat na araw na 'kong hindi natutulog sa k warto ko!" My brother complained. Handcuff 27 . He pulled me outs ide of Camille's room.ili na puntahan kami rito ngayon. sa bahay." She nodded and starting to dress up.. Hinarap ko sya and looked her in the eyes. That jerk. Since nung nawala na ko rito sa bahay na min." "Bakit po?" I paused. Dun ka na lang maligo pagdating natin dun." "Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" I sighed. Makaalis na nga sa bahay na to. Ilang araw nang patay ang cellphone ko simula nang nakituloy kami kina mamu. and dress up for the school. Hindi ko alam kung bakit mo to ginagawa samantalang hinihiling lang nu ng bata eh isang buong pamilya. Sin ce hindi naman nya ginagawa ang mga pinangako nyang responsibilidad [na ngayon a y napapako na]. I felt an uneasy feeling strucked through me so I broke it. "Ate. "Ano bang problema mo ha?" "Anong problema ko? Ikaw ang problema ko.

gamit ko, nasa bahay nung gwapong nilalang na yun. "Mama, nag-away po ba kayo ni papa?" Camille asked. Now the child's asking me. H elp me out! "Parang... ganun na nga, Camille. Hayaan mo, pag... hindi na galit s i mama sa kanya, babalik tayo dun." False words... ... for which I don't know if I'm going to do it or not. Aissh. Bakit ganito ang nangyari saming tatlo? Nung kalian lang, ang saya-saya namin. I felt bored so, I went upstairs. Then my eyes averted to my phone that is lying on the bed. Mabuksan nga. When the phone went on, I have this shape 'O' in my mouth again. 3 messages received. Read? Exit? Read. Come back here stup!d. We need to talk. - Craulo. I read the other messages that is sent on the day we left. Answer me. Come back here. - Craulo. ANO BA?! SAGUTIN MO NAMAN ANG TAWAG KO O KAYA MAGREPLY KA! - Craulo. Lanya naman to. Ano ba?! - Craulo. And the messages goes on. Puro ganung messages lang. Naman, makikiusap na nga la ng, di pa masabi yung 'please'. Tsk. LOLO MO, SAGUTIN MO. >_< Hmp. *** It's been a week since nung umalis kami sa bahay. Alam nyo kung anong ibig kong sabihin dun sa bahay. Napansin ko ring hindi na sya nagtetext o kaya tawag lang. Ang bilis naman nyang sumuko. Loser. My phone rang and I thought si Rex yun... yun pala si Lawrence lang. Argh. Why d o I have a feeling na naiinis ako sa sarili ko for not answering his? Any of it? Sinagot ko na nga lang yung tawag ni Lawrence kesa isipin pa na naiinis ako. "Hi ." He answered as I checked out the window. 5 "Hi. Musta? Pasensya na hindi na ko nakakapunta sa library. I'm just feeling dow n-on-earth these days." "Alam ko." Napakunot ang noo ko. Bakit, halata ba sa boses ko? "Haha. Nakita mo sana yung mukha mo kanina." Biglang may naghonk sa labas. Napatungo ako at yun, nakita ko si Lawrence. With his black convertible. "Pano mo nalaman bahay ko?" "Kay Abby. Sakay na miss. Pero mahal ang bayad." He spoke at the phone while eye ing on me. "Magkano ba?" I asked sarcastically. "Hindi pera ang kailangan ko. Smile ang kailangan mong ibayad sakin." "Pano kung ayoko?"

"Pasensya ka. Limited lang ang pagsakay rito miss. Di mo ba alam na lilipad ako sa moon gamit to?" "Ewan ko sayo. Bababa na PO." After that, I happily skipped out of the house. *** "Kala ko ba lilipad tayo sa moon?" I asked while comfortably sitting beside him. "Naubusan ng rocket." He answered as he was driving. "Loko. Bakit mo naman ako pinuntahan?" "May pinag-awayan kayo noh?" Hindi na ko nakakibo sa tanong nya at pinagmasdan na lang ang red traffic lights . "Meron nga." Tiningnan ko yung ibang sasakyan na gumalaw. Then I saw it. His car. REX? But unfortunately, hindi pala sya yun. Ibang kotse pala yun. Akala ko, kanya. Ok ay, I admit. I TRULY MISS HIM. Also, Lawrence's car began to move. I curled up myself and hugged my knees while my hair's flowing everywhere because of the wind. Him, the hug, the girl... Kapag naaalala ko yun, I couldn't help it but to cry. And now, I finally realized... that I'm not just committed a single crime, but t wo crimes. One is the car. Two? I'm not sure about this feeling. Looks like I'm committing a hard crime. And tha t is realizing that I now like him. I hate myself! Handcuff 28 - I admit. "Marriane, anak. Hanggang kelan pa ba kayo rito ha?" Mamu asked as she was cooki ng and I was helping her cutting the other ingredients. "Oo nga ate. Baka nakaka limutan mo, nandun pa rin kayo sa kwarto ko." He said sarcastically as he was pl aying with Camille. Oo, alam ko. "Di ko alam. Tapos na ko." I washed my hands. "Dun muna ko sa taas." I said as m amu responded with her hand over the air and I proceed to my brother's room. My body loosen up the the bed. I looked at the Christmas lights blinking hanging at the window. Yeah. Christmas na bukas. 2 weeks na kaming nandito, pero hindi pa rin tumatawag si Rex. Ayoko namang tawagan sya. Baka sabihin nyang di ko sya matiis. Mabuti na yung mautak k a, nang hindi ka naiisahan. My phone rang. Nung mapatingin ako sa screen, Craulo calling... I slowly answered the phone in a small voice. "He-hello?"

"Hello, Marriane?" "Rex? Anong nangyari sa boses mo?" "Hindi si Rex to. Si Russel Mace to. Remember sa Hongkong?" "Ah.. naalala ko na. Bakit ikaw ang tumawag?" "Si Rex kasi... naconfine sa ospital." ANO?! "Saan sya sinugod?!" *** Hindi na ko nagsayang ng oras. Pumunta agad ako dun sa ospital at naabutan ko si Russel sa Room 213 kausap ang doctor na sumuri sa kanya. Sinilip ko yung nakahi ga sa kama. It was Rex. "Ano po bang nangyari sa kanya?!" "Calm down iha. Boyfriend mo ba sya?" Boyfriend? Kelan ko sya naging boyfriend? Napaisip rin ako. Nakasal kami nang walang relasyon. Hay naku. Kaya nga arranged marriage eh. Toinks. "Hindi po. Asawa po." Nagtaka yung doctor. "Alam ko po, nagulat kayo. But it's t he truth." I showed him my wedding ring. "Ulcer. Hindi sya kumakain ng sapat tha t's why he suffered that. He suffered dehydration too. But he's safe now." Napansin ko rin sa mukha nya na parang namumutla sya habang asikaso sya nung nur se. Why'd he do that?! Sira talaga ulo nun. "Maiwan ko na muna kayo." And the do ctor walked away. "Ano bang nangyari sa kanya?" "Hindi ko rin alam. Basta pagkadating ko rito, tinawagan nya ko at puntahan ko r aw sya sa bahay nyo. And I saw him dying. Napansin ko ring wala ka sa bahay nyon g dalawa. What happened?" I shook my head. "Kung di ba naman sya siraulo, matagal ko na syang pinatay." "Ganyan talaga 'yang kaibigan ko. Napakaarte. Tinawagan na lang kita rito sa cel lphone nya kasi alam ko kailangan ka talaga nya ngayon. Pano, ikaw na bahala sa kanya ha? Uwi muna ako sa condo ni Jenny. Sige." And he left. Jenny? His girlfri end, remember? Buti sila pa rin hanggang ngayon. As I entered the room, I saw the nurse. Nakakainis. She's admiring my hubby! "Um m.. nurse?" She looked at me. "Ako nang bahala sa kanya. Tatawagin na lang kita. " Yah, taken na yan noh! 45 As she turned around to the door, she whispered. "Damot naman nito. Hmp." She cl osed the door. Eh sorry talaga. He is actually taken na. I walked towards him and sat at the chair beside the bed. "Nakakainis ka naman e h." I complained. I think I'm going to cry of so much worry. "Ikaw nga 'tong nak akainis eh. Ayaw mo kong sagutin. Kasalanan mo to eh." His eyes suddenly opened. "Nanisi ka pa." I rolled my eyes. "Syempre noh. Sino pa bang sisisihin ko kundi ikaw lang?"

"Talaga? Then prove it. his response would have shocked me to t he point of melting." "Bye." "Eh pano ba naman kasi. Namiss na nga talaga si Rex." "Kaya pala. mamu. "Tingnan mo. Baka gumawa ka nanaman ng kalokohan eh. "Hay naku. "Kasi naman. Paskong pasko." Napaupo sya sa kama and I looked up at him whose gaze was on me intensely. the current situation was really different." "Anong kalokohan?" We heard a knock coming from the door. anak." "Hay. okay na ba tayo?" "I'm not sure." I stood up and opened the door. nag text si mamu at sinabi ko yung nangyari. pati yung mama mo. "You responded well. Nag-alala si mamu dahil di ako nakapagpaalam.Okay? "So. It was Camille and mamu. baby. wala ang papa mo. kaya ba kami umalis ni mama d ahil nandito ka? Bakit may nakadugtong sa braso mo?" "It's nothing. However." I asked him. iniwan mo ko eh. Ano. "Oo na sige na. referring to his dad." We pause there for a long time as I registered his words in my mind. He hugged her tightly. ay os na ba kayong dalawa?" Napatingin lang ako kay Rex. Alis na ko. "Papa!" Camille exclaimed as she passed my presence and rushed to Rex .I sighed." He whispered into my ear. "Ako na lang ang magbubukas. Th at's when I started to hug him too." I sighed. Eto lang pala ang gagawin ko para balikan mo ko. Iwan mo na sya rito." I smiled. Magbati na kayong dalawa." With that. I fel t my heart skip a beat. iiwan ko na ba sainyo si Camille?" "Yes." He smirked. "I missed you so much. g usto na rin tayong mag-ayos. There was a pause and at any other point in time. Binilisan ko na kasi ang takbo ko after kong marinig na nandito sya sa ospital. he started. mamu. "Papa. "Tsk. I love him. I'm so happy na makikita ka pa rin ni papa mo. Ano. kaharap mo yung bata. causing us to release ourselves in our ar ms. Namiss nga talaga nila ang isa't isa." Sumingit si mamu. I don't like him. "Musta na ang baby ko?" He kissed her head. he pulled my arm and he wrapped me in his embrace. naku. He decided to break the ice. "Bakit mo ba to ginagawa? You made me worried. "Prove it ka dyan? Kung ano-anong pinagsasasabi mo. Handcuff 29 . Ayun." When the door closed. My final answer? No. "Dun sya po sa mama ko magse-celebrate ng pasko." . halos dalawang linggo mo syang inilayo sa kanya. I wonder if he feel the same way too.

Kakahiga ko lang. wala syang gagawin kaya nakatalikod sya sakin. Wait. Camille... "Goodni ght. Pero b akit kinakabahan pa rin ako? Baka kasi. Tul og na siguro sya. baby. Kasama naman po natin si papa diba?" I was touched to he r words. Hay." I nearly smiled and faced his back. "11 PM na pala." "Eh di sa tabi ni papa!" Camille said and I looked at her. Medyo inaantok na rin ako eh. What was he thinking?! Nabaling ang tingin ko kay Camille na talagang papasarado na ang mata." "Pwede?" I looked at Rex who is also astonished but seem to be calm now. "Salamat. Camille!" Camille suddenly yawned. mama. Hindi tay o makakauwi. Naalala ko yung time na nakatabi ko sya sa kama nung nasa Hongkong kami." "Pwede ba wag kang manumbat? Hindi ako ganun kung mag-isip noh. dito tayo ma gse-celebrate ng unang pasko natin?" "Kagagawan mo kasi eh." I kissed her forehead. pwede ba? Ano ba yun?" There's a silence between us before he speak again. nakatalikod din ako sa kan ya." And she went to sleep. Oh. "That's the spirit. Salamat. san ako matutulog?" "Oo nga noh. Pero. "Teka lan g." "What for?" "Sa patience na binibigay mo sakin. "Rex. I felt his warmth through the bed." But. "Goodnight. Merr y Christmas rin po."Okay fine." When I lied beside him. papa. he didn't respond." He smiled too. wala akong gagawin sayo kaya matul og ka na rito. "Matulog na rin tayo. He's smi rking." . Maipasyal sana natin si Camille.. mama at pa pa ko kayo? Kaya pwede po kayong matulog ng magkatabi. well. kailan kaya 'to matatapos? 45 "Gising ka pa ba?" "Oo naman." O_O Bakit ganun? Kinakabahan pa rin ako? Nakatabi ko na sya sa kama. causing her to stop laughing. Camille. Merry Christmas.. "Di ba po. Aayusin ko lang ang higaan mo. Inaantok ka na tuloy." Kinuha ko yung excess pillow at kumot ni Rex at nilagay ko sa may couch. Also. Ang bilis nyang makatulog noh? "Merry Christmas." "Okay lang po yun mama. Gaya nga ng sabi nya. "Pano ba yan. come on." "Dun ka na lang sa couch matulog. Inakbayan nya si Camille. "Ano nanaman ang mga pinag-iisip mo? G anyan ba talaga kadumi ang utak mo? Pwede ba.

"Hm. "Ano yun?" I asked as we rushed to the door. "Nakatulog ka ba ng maayos?" I asked. whic h is hindi naging effective. "Aray -. Ang sakit. sorry.. *yawn* asan po si papa?" Camille asked as she walked towards me.Just NOTHING for him. The sun shines brightly." I said in a meekly voice. h-huh? Gising ka na?" I whined. "Aray! Totoo naman eh --" We heard a loud thump at the door. *** . Hehe. "Dee?!" He exclaimed as he rushed to her and tried to recover her consciousness. Ang i ngay mo kaya noon. Par ang ako yung witch na lumason kay Snow White nito. sorry. Napaupo kaming dalawa at napatingin sa isa't isa.." "Pano po si papa?" "Babalik naman tayo mamaya eh. Babalik pa sya. Bistado ka na. Gising ka na diba?" "Hmm. umuwi na muna tayo kay mamu. lying on the floor and was lost of her consciousness." I shook my head. "Dee. When I opened my eyes. "Marriane. almost lightning the room. "Rex. "Pero --" "Please. Anong magagawa ko? I'm just nothing but a prisoner of his.Handcuff 3o . Ang cute nya talaga kung matulog ano? Wag na lang sana sya magi sing." "Ang kapal mo!" I smacked his head.. Tara na. He smacked me on my forehead. just ran away with her.. all I can see is him. There's a silence between us before he speak again." I snapped. "H-huh? U-umalis sya. baby. Kasi hindi ka na humihilik katulad nung una tayong magkatabi. He was about to ran away with her when I stopped him.. It was Candy. in mamu's home. Watching them two makes my heart torn into pieces. Pero. wag mo kong iwan." He. Magkakaroon pa yata ako ng bukol nito ah." We deserted the hospital and took a tax i way back home." Door closed. "Babalik pa po sya diba?" "Ah.. Naramdaman kong gumalaw sya kaya napatungo ako at bumalik sa pagkatulog ko. oo.. gumising ka ! Candy!" But she still felt unconscious so Rex carried her in his arms like a prince.aw w!" I touched my forehead. "Marriane. "Mama. "Hoy.

I just felt crying the whole day.. ang sakit.. Panganim mo nang bote yan noh." Napasandal as now inside the car. "Hi--hinde! Ka--kaya ko p--pa nohh.Shout-Out Confessions. "Marriane.. hindi ko p--pa ubos-s yu--yung iniinom k-ko. Walang-wala ako sa sarili ko nung mga or as na yun. tama na. I looked at the clock hanging at the wall. "Well.. Hindi ko na alam kung anong g agawin ko.. Sobra. Yeaaa. nagawa.. *sniff* m 'to.. Pwede ka ba ngayon? " *** Niyaya ko sya sa isang bar para uminom. Masasaktan ka talaga .Gabi na at hindi pa rin ako lumalabas ng kwarto ko. At the time that he w started to cry. "May.. *yawn. Si Marriane 'to.. I took my phone under the pillow and I dialed Lawrence's number.." "Dun na lang kita ihahatid sa bahay nyo ni Rex. sa puso ko.. And kung hindi ka nya talaga ganun kamahal katulad ng pagmamahal mo sa kanya.." Ipinasok nya ko sa kotse into.. What if I can't set him free? Handcuff 31 . "An--no ba. you have no choice but to set him free. Tara na. ang ulo ko. nya nya.. Idagdag nyo pa ang h ang-over ko at etong sugat rito. sinarado nya agad yung p na lang ako sa sandalan ng upuan. Siguro nga dahil marami na kong nainom nun. "Hello?" Said on the other line? "Lawrence." He started the engine and drove away.. ba akong.*" . I attempt to go out kaso. but what just he did? He just wasted it. Tama. Ang sakit talaga. Parang. panaginip lang yung nangyari kagabi. "Argh. I felt someone was beside me as I looked through the mist in my vision." I felt so groggy and tired. Ang sakit. I continued crying under the piles of pillows para hindi nila marinig na umiiyak ako... wala lang sa kanya yung nangyari kagabi. I ali sa kanya kaya. ginaga.wa?" I felt my hand was taken by him. I gave him several chances. *sigh* that's love. He suddenly woke up by the noise I made. I opened my eyes and found Rex's head buried under his arms.." He said as he was trying to take away the bottle of beer from me. Akala ko ba okay na kami ng dalawa? Siguro nga... 45 "Gising ka na pala.. Marami na nga akong nainom.. "Ugh.." He stood up and tried me to guide my way outside. telling me that it was now 3 in the morning...

"Ang sakit talaga ng ulo ko. ay--yoko pang umu--wi. IKAW! !@#$ KA! !@#$%^&* KA SA BUHAY KO! DAPAT SA'YO !@#$%$#@ NA! NAKAKA-@# $!%^* KA! I !@#$%^ HATE YOU!" *End of Flashback* "Si.yun na lang ang naalala ko... He went back with a cup of black coffee in his hand. Palulunukin kita ng candy nang matauhan ka kung sinong kaharap mo ngayon.." And he walked out of the room. almost hiding my eyes beneath my hair. "Anong nangyari sa kanya?" He attempted to carry me but I explode when I realized that he was t he cause of this ache.. ALAM KO BA KUNG ANONG NARARAMDAMAN MO NGAYON HA?! HINDI AKO MANHID GAYA NG INAAKALA MO!" . Okay. HA?! BAKIT. my not-so-clear vision saw Rex at the door. Kukuha kita ng k ape para dyan. 'I need you. "HOY. IBALIK MO NGA SAKIN YAN!" "Ayoko. I felt him walk ing towards me. "Ayoko nga sabi ." "Huh? Anong pinagsasasabi mo? Kelan kita ginanun?" "Kagabi. trying to be so nice." *Flashback* When we arrived at the front of our house. "Candy? Bakit?" I shove the phone away from his ears as I hear her voice says. "Ano b-ba. T hen. which means hinatid ako ni Lawrence rito. I tried to clear my mind of what happened. Mahi ya ka naman. His phone suddenly rang and h e answered it." He begged. I finally faced him. he took me out. "Di ba dapat n asa ospital ka ngayon?" "Nagcheck-out na ko pagdating ng hapon pagkatapos kong isugod si Candy sa ER. Medyo narinig ko yung boses sa kabilang linya. nabi ko yun kagabi?" I asked and he nodded. "HEH! WAG MO NGA AKONG MAHAWAK-HAWAKAN! WAG KANG LALAPIT!" I exclaimed as I shov e him away and Lawrence's hand too. "Ibalik mo na. wag kang malikot. "Amp." I complained. Inumin mo. "ANG PROBLEMA KASI SAYO. Uminom ako ng unti bago ako nagsalita.' bef ore I shut the phone off. "Rex?" Said the ot her line. "Halos murahin mo na nga ako at isumpa sa harap ni Lawrence kagabi." He pressed the doorbell." C andy nanaman. "Teka. approaching me. I stood steadily and pointed my hand like a year older. ANO BA." I groaned. "Oh.. He stood up." He handed me the cup as he sat down." I shook my head. tapos -. "Teka. Nalaman ko na lang na nandito ako sa kwarto ni Rex. Kasama ko si Lawrence kagabi na uminom." "TANG*NA NAMAN! ANO NANAMAN BANG PROBLEMA MO HA?!" He exclaimed. NAPAKACLUELESS MONG TAO! HINDI MO BA ALAM ANG NARARAMDAMAN KO NGAYON?! IKAW NA YATA ANG PINAKAMANHID NA TAONG NAKI LALA KO!" "AT BAKIT AKO NAGING CLUELESS. "Ano ba?! Ba't mo pinatay?" I just kept my silence at that time.

ewan I wish I can escape everything that's happening in my life with him in our own p aradise. The door suddenly opened. A few hours passed as that came up to our conversation.Escape. Remember nung elementary pa tayo? Natapos mong sagutan yung DD cards noon. Halos ikulong mo na yung teach er natin nun para bantayan ka lang. Basta pagdating sa kanya. ." "Girl. "BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID KUNG GUSTO KITA?!" Did he just say that? Did he really nya lang yun para patigilin nya ko m. ayoko." "Girl. kaya mo yan.. I really don't know if he really lying." "What's the point?" "Na habang buhay. Nababanas lang talaga ako sa sarili ko ngayon. Siguro nga. Okay lang ako. "Hello?" "Marriane! Merry Christmas! Hindi ba tayo lalabas?" "Uh. Want my accompany? Need a shoulder?" I sighed. Ilang years na rin ta yong dalawa kaya hindi mo ko madadala ng drama mo dyan. Sasakay na la ng siguro ako sa kalokohan ng tadhana na ginawa para sakin. Mabuti naman at marunong kang magpakumbaba. meant what he just said? sa pagsasalita ko? Well." "Pasensya na kung nasigawan kita kanina. *** My phone rang at the middle of my sleep. hindi ka nawawalan ng pag-asa.." "Are you okay?" "Yeaaa. Goodluck!" Hayy. . "Tawag na lang ako sa'yo. I tried to recall what h e just said before he took his phone and left me hanging to his words. girl." His voice sounds so convincing to me now.. Handcuff 32 .. pinagtitripan ako ngayon ng fate.. Lecheng cellphone. lying is a really good way into Hades. Aish." I ended the conv ersation. "Hindi na.BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID K UNG GUSTO KITA HA?!" We exclaimed in unison. weird example . gabi na nga tayo nun nakauwi eh. meant everything that he hindi ko alam kung totoo O baka naman sinabi when it comes to hi says or he was just o hindi. Bye. Hay. "Dumating ka na pala.."BAKIT HINDI MO ALAM NA GUSTO KITA KUNG MANHID KA?! -... Kilala kita.

. it was a gentle on He hugged me again and whispered at my back.There was silence between us before I could speak. "I really meant what I said kanina.Sad. Diba lagi ka namang ganyan? Always escapi ng over anything? Then do it. "May sakit sa puso?" "Oo. "Kaya mo pang magtiis diba?" "Oo." O_O "Ku-kumain ka na ba?" I asked. indeed. Pw ede bang bumalik ka muna kay Candy? Pinapaalala mo kasi yung kanina eh.." "Hanggang. I looked at him in shock. He raised his hand and also mine. para sa'yo. "Pero si Cand y--" "See this ring?" e have this. "Wha-wha t do you mean? Hindi ko alam yung sinasabi mo.. I really like you. and kaw lang?" There e only seeing. showing our wedding rings. Hindi man lang nya sinabi sakin yun hanggang sa umalis sila rito sa bansa. But then. "L-lalabas na muna ako. para suriin sya araw-araw. The kiss." Huh? Si Candy. Sino ba rito ang asawa ko kundi i was an awkward silence between us. Her father explained everything to me tungkol sa kalagayan nya. naiintindihan mo na." Handcuff 33 . Bukod sa nag-aaral sya dun. trying to change the subject. I pushed him when said those four words. kuma in ka na ba?" "Don't try to change the subject.. His eyes wer mine. she wants to spend her last moments with me. he suddenly g rabbed my hands and hugged me.. Mga 14 year s old nya naramdaman yun. Ikaw." I said and turned to walk away.." Reasonable ba? Lumabas ka na lang muna kasi Marriane." I misunderstand everything between them. kalian na lang sya?" "Pagkaraan siguro ng January. "Ah.. Next year. Then it happened again. . oo. Hindi yung bigla ka na lang manghahablot ng cellphone at sasabihin mong gusto mo ko. But. e this time. Ang sama ko. kaya ko pang magtiis. "W we always going to have this. Then he smiled. lagi syang dinadalaw ng doctor nya pagkatapos ng klase nya." Napaka-awkward naman nitong usapan na 'to. Bumalik sya rito dahil .. "Ano bang nangyari kay Candy at bigla na lang syang hinimatay nung nakaraang araw?" 45 "Inatake nanaman sya sa puso... "Siguro naman. He's always with her because she's maki ng her last moments with him." He said at bumitaw ako..

mam. hindi na. Salamat. papas ok na po ako!" Camille said and went out of the car. "Ik aw pala 'yan!" "Yeah. "Mama. "Ma g-aaway nanaman po ba kayo ni papa? Iiwanan nanaman po ba natin sya?" "No." He said as if he was a tour guide." She said in a sad tone. pag nalaman nyang naaapekt uhan si Camille sa naging away namin ni Rex.. siguro naman. Hindi na mangyayari uli yun. I wonder kung sya na 'to." Sumunod naman si Cami lle. Musta na ang anak ko?" "Umm. Promise. 7 pm na kaya at hindi p a rin sya dumarating. Until someone broke it." "Oo naman.. parang pamilyar ang boses na 'to ah... Dang.." Oh.. may pinuntahan sya siguro. Baka kung --. I now have this trust on him." Naku.. asan po si papa?" "Ah. Kapag may nangyari uli. "Hello?" "Umm. Marriane.NAH. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo. Teka lang ah." Tumawa lang kaming dalawa at bumaba ako ng kotse nya. Kukunin na ba nya samin si Camille? Please. hindi na kayo mag-aaway pa. Magluluto muna ako ng dinner natin. "Hello po? Momm y! Namimiss ko na po kayo!" She cried. May I ask who are you?" "It's me." I said and I raised my hand as a proof. ANDREA?! If you ask me who is that. "Mama. I don't want to hear it.. Sheesh. I told her that we're coming back so I packed our things. The phone suddenly rang. I just waved goodbye and umalis na siya ng nakapasok na ako ng bahay. Things are getting smoothly." Tinawag ko si Camille to answer the phone. Please. don't say it.Binalikan ko si Camille sa bahay ni mamu." Don't say it. ako na mismo an g kikitil sa buhay nya.. "Sige na.. Look. si Andrea lang pala --S-S-SI. Nagvolunteer naman si Lawrence na ihatid kami papunta dun sa bahay namin ni Rex. A complete family. "Hay. I think she he ard her voice. She's very excited talaga. "Mama. "Here's the stop. Then I thought of it. "Can I. "An. she's so happy. Camille. ikaw ba yan?" Teka.. malalagot ako nito. wag muna. matutupad na rin ang hiling n i Camille. Hindi na. "Yes." I answered as I sat on the couch. can I talk to her?" "Sige.no ?" . gutom na ko!" Camille shouted as she was going downstairs. Andrea. that's Camille's biological mom na pinsan ni Rex. she's fine! She's always okay and fine.. "Hello?" "Marriane. "Mama oh..

Tuloy. "Re-really? So kelan?" Argh. Marriane. "Wag mo muna syan g kunin.. Stup!d ka talaga."I'm going to take her na." Please. A loud growl on her stomach so unded that made us move again. Sige. "Alam mo ba papa. "Camille.. She hugged me. "Mama. kukunin ka na nya samin. bakit ka sad?" Bigla namang tumulo yung luha ko. di ko kayang tiisin. hindi po ba tayo kakain?" "Ah! Nga pala! Kakain pa pala tayo. "Andito pala ang baby namin na si Camille. "Ikaw lang po ang mama ko habang buhay. sumas ." I answered in a sad t one." I kissed her on her head. But. Bigla syang napatigil." I cried.. I'm still at the phone kahit na binaba na nya. And I love my mommies. kumain na nga tayo. tumawag dito si mommy. si Camille lang naman ang pakay ko dyan sa Pinas.. Halika na. At ako na man. dahil alam ko na wala ang kanyang biological dad. look what you've done at your mother." Binuha t ko sya papuntang dining room para kumain. Napamahal na sakin si Camille kahit k alahating taon palang kami nagkakasama." "I love you too. He turned to Camille." "Talaga po? Yayyyy!! Magkikita na kami ni mommy!!!" She jumped in joy." Ako rin kaya. starting to eat. "Kasi naman. hindi ba kayo magtatagal ni Camille rito pagkakuha mo sa kanya?" "Hindi na. "Andito na ko!" I heard Rex's voice from the living room and I saw him walking t owards here. Don't. Ikaw naman po ang mama ko.. Ba't di mo sabihin sa k anya direct to the point? "By this weekend." H uh? Anong ibig sabihin ng sya lang ang pakay nya? May iba pa ba bukod sa kanya? "I'm gonna call na lang when things here will be arranged na." And sh e hung up.. "Totoo ba yun? Tumawag rito si Andrea?" "Oo.." He kissed her on the h ead and then sat on the other seat which is next to me. Sya lang. Haha.. Tutal." Napapikit na lang ako ng mata ko at napatigil na ko sa pag-iyak. "Mama.. At tsaka. "I love you mam a." I whispered to the phone and hung it too. sabi nya kukunin na nya raw po ako!" "Huh?" Napatingin sakin si Rex. bigla-bigla ka na lang kukunin ng mommy mo samin. baby. gusto ko ring tuparin ang hili ng ni Camille. malungkot." "What about your mommy?" "Sya po ang mommy ko. ayaw na ata kitang ibigay. Hindi pala talaga kayang tiisin ng i sang magulang ang anak noh?" 45 "Yeah. "Anong sabi po ni mommy ko?" "Ku. bye. She said she's going to retrieve Camille by weekend. Camille. "Hin.

diba ?" I looked at Rex.. . The day after. her eyes widened. lumabas kaming tatlo." He turned to me again.. Anong gagawin natin?" "Ah! Lumabas po tayo bukas! Gusto ko pong pumunta ng Enchanted Kingdom!" "Ah. eh? But it was good. sasamahan na lang kita. maybe there was something really wrong.MOMMY!" She exclaimed as she saw her mother -. "Hay naku. "Yup.. nagpromise si mama? That will never happen again. "Alam mo po ba mommy.ayad na ang nguso sa lupa. "Stop pouting. kasama ko pa rin sila nun. kukunin pa rin samin si Camille. Sad." She suddenly looked a t me." S abi naman ni Rex at umalis na sila... okay. I was about to take Ca mille's baggage as I suddenly looked at Lawrence and he was like. nakakabitin naman 'tong si Camille oh. She dashed over to her an d hugged her. ikaw nga 'tong laging lumalabas eh --" "Mag-aaway nanaman po ba kayo?" We looked at Camille." And he kissed my fo rehead. Oh. baby. Hindi na.true mothe r with a small bag. "Don't make any plans bukas ha? It's our fam ily day tomorrow.. sweetie. We're at the airport. hindi sya magtatagal. meet tito Lawrence!" As Andrea saw his face. Napatingin uli ako dun sa dalawa na hindi pa rin gumagalaw hanggang ngayon. forever. "Mommy.." We were sitting at the bench while Lawrence was leaning at the wall as the peopl e passed us with their baggages. Remember. "Shut up. "I miss you mommy!" "I missed you too. London to Philippines has now arrived. Inakbayan naman nya ko. "B-bakit?" "Naiihi po ako!" Naman. indeed. Until she broke it and looked at me. Handcuff 34 .. "No. ^___^ But then. nakakita ng mu lto. I wish we could be like this." He said." She said as her eyes were shut. ang bait po sakin ni tito Lawrence --." "Ang tagal naman ni -. Walang makapagsalita sa kanilang dalaw a kundi si Camille lang..mama.. Hindi ko maexplain kung ano ang nararamdama n ko nung mga oras na yun. Cheesy. Yup.Departure Confession. Sabi ko nga. *** "Flight 507. Basta. Bakit ba? Is there something wrong? Camille suddenly pulled her in front of Lawrence." Rex opted. And this is the day that Camille will be taken away from us. "'Lika.

" "Kilala mo ko. With dark portal eyes and c old expression." He sighed." "I don't. Napalakad naman ako ng mabilis papalayo sa kanila. Baka kung anong gawin sakin n i Lawrence eh. "No." Naku.Sad Departure. Don't act like you don't know me at all. "I can feel it. "Teka --" "Ikaw na ang bumili. "Hanggang kelan ka ba magiging ganto sakin ha?! Sya na yun diba?" Ano ng sya? Sino? Magkakilala ba sila? "Ba't mo naman nasabi ha?" Silence occurred. WALA AKONG PERA. Wala kang karapat an sa kanya dahil ako lang ang kinilala nyang tatay at nanay nya!" I was astonished at that time. hindi. nahawakan na ni Lawrence ang braso ni Andrea. he looked so vulnerable." "I don't." "Why not?!" "You've just said it before. Teka. Andrea. Hindi mo sya anak. Ngayong napalaki ko sya ng maayos." Napaupo sya sa may benc h." "Bakit mo ba sya nilalayo sakin? May karapatan naman ako sa kanya diba?" "Wala kang karapatan sa kanya. has a child?! . Wala syang daddy na katul ad mo. "Nung sinabi ko sa'yo noon na merong tao dito sa tyan ko. hindi ka dumating. anak natin sya." Pero bago pa sya makaalis. "Don't be like that." "Eh sa hindi naman talaga kita kilala eh!" She exclaimed. Pero nung marinig ko ang mga sumunod na sinabi ni Lawrence. Totoo ba talaga yun? Naguguluhan ako sa mga narin ig ko. na patakip ako sa bunganga ko. tinakasan mo ko. Si Lawrence na nakilala ko sa kalsada na sinabihan akong hindi dapat ako humarang sa kalsada dahil delikado. PWEDE BA?! Papunta na ko sa kanila nang marinig ko ang mga boses nila. Napatago naman ako sa may pader malapit sa kanila. sandali. Nu ng time na kailangan ko ng tagapagtanggol laban sa tatay ko."Bibili muna ako ng ticket pabalik. hindi yan ang Lawrence na nakilala ko ah. "Ikaw na ang bumili. Na parang nag-aaway sila. Patay na ang daddy nya. You hate responsibilities. kukunin mo naman sya sakin." Handcuff 35 ." 5 Nagsalita naman si Andrea... Anak ko sya. "You know me.

" "Hindi po. Alam mo namang tutol sayo noon ang p arents ko.And then." We looked at Andrea with 2 tickets." He sighed and shook his head. "Ayan na sya." "Andyan lang sya. Si Andrea?" "Bumili ng ticket." "Nagpabili pa kasi 'to ng cotton candy eh. hindi ako makalapit sa'yo nun. "Please. tama ang instincts ko. But angry because of what he did to Andrea." She whispered and looked at me.. si Camille?" "Ang liit talaga ng mundo ano? Sabi ko na nga ba. "Dun yun sa kabi la. Napansin ko nga rin yung ki nakain ni Camille.. "Bye papa. "Pero. Don't. "Meron ba nyan rito?" I asked." She released me and hugged Rex too. "Camille. hay aan mo munang makapag-isip si Andrea about that. Wag mo na kaming guluhin." She escaped successfully into his arms and she passed me with tears in her eyes. I felt bad to Lawr ence. "Mama!" I looked back to see Rex and Camille. "Nang makaalis na tayo agad." "No. Magpaalam ka na sa kanila. Binigay nyo na po ang best nyo." Silence occurred. Camille hugged me." Then her eyes shifted to Lawrence and continued." He turned away. Aalis kami ni Camille." "Sorry sa lahat. Baka nga. I know what I did is wrong. It's not yet time. Trust me." I said and he gently smiled at me. "Maiintindihan naman yun ni Camille eh. cotton candy. "Bye mama. mas maging masaya sya dahil makukumpleto na ang pamilya na gusto nya.. Pero. Kasi nagbati pa rin kayo ni mama." She was about to w alk when he suddenly hugged her. Hindi nabigay ni papa yung best nya. Napatingin naman ako kay Lawr ence at hindi ko sya mabasa. Just don't leave me. She always wi shed for a complete family every night. "It's too late to change everything. she started to cry. And now. Kahit anong g awin mo." He said. for the mean time. Ano kayang iniisip nya ngayon? Susunod pa rin ba sy a kina Camille? "Sige na baby. "Maiintindihan nya yun. Hinarap ko naman si Lawrence. hindi mo sya makukuha sakin. We can start all over again." "Pero. laging nakabantay sa'yo. iniwan nya 'tong si Andrea with a big responsibility?! But then. "Mabubuo rin ang pamilya mo balang araw. wala na po si daddy. I can f eel it. Pagod na ko. Believe me. Camille. diba? Kaya. San . natatakot rin ako na malaman ni Camille ang toto o." I smil ed." That maybe hit him. wala na sila." "Huh?" He lifted his head to me. "Antagal nyo ah.. "Kanina ka pa dyan diba?" "Totoo ba yun? Ha? Anak mo. Maayos na ang buhay naming dalawa.

" I nodded as I drank water. That's what I'm expecting you to do !" Nung naging sigaw ang pagsasalita nya. "Pasensya ka na. He suddenly changed into a vulnerable one." Rex called. Ano bang nangyayari sa kanya? *** Pagkatapos kong maghugas. they started to walk. Camille? Panong na ngyari yun?" "Hindi ko rin alam. Kumain kami pagkauwi namin sa bahay. his eyes averted to Andrea but she took her eyes off e asily. Niyaya namin si Lawrence kaso. When he released her." He attempted to punch him again when I held his arm and l ooked into his eyes. Hindi ko ipinaglaban ang tama. Nagtago ako sa may gate." She released him and turned to Lawrence. gawin mo ang dapat." He drank water and stared far away. Drenched in blood and full of cuts on their faces." "Sino? Sina Lawrence. Hindi ko sya sinundan. Teka. With a cold breeze passed us.. *sigh* "Hoy." "Like what?" "Yung tungkol sa kanilang tatlo. Lumalamig na yung pagkain mo. I approached Rex. Guess what I saw? Rex an d Lawrence. Boses ni Re x yun ah. "Stop it. He wiped his nose that is bleeding right now.Good Sides. He stood up. hindi ko pa rin gina wa ang dapat." . "Wag mong sabihing gagayahin mo rin ang ginawa ko?" "Eh." And he walked out of this house. "Rex! Lawrence! A nong nangyari sa inyo?! Nagsuntukan ba kayo?!" I exclaimed." Natigilan si Rex sa narinig nya. Camille at si Andrea?" He asked before he took a bite at h is food.. Hindi ko man nagawang pigilan sya. "I'm telling you . dapat alam mo diba?" "Hindi ko pa kaya sya kilala noon. "Ano? Anak ni Lawrence si. 45 Handcuff 36 . An awkwa rd silence came. hinarap ko sila. wala raw sya ng gana. "Sundan mo sila! Ayokong gayahin mo ang ginawa ko noon. I snapped out of my thoughts wh en I saw him looking at me. Please. Basta na lang ako sumuko .a hindi na po kayo mag-away. Marami lang akong iniisip ngayon. Dahil siguro dun. Si Lawrence na mismo ang yumakap sa kan ya. leaving Lawrence behind. "Labas lang ako. lumabas ako only to hear a familiar voice. "Anong meron sa kanila?" "Anak nila si Camille. "Hmm. anong gagawin ko?!" Boses naman 'yon ni Lawrence.

Kinuha ko kaagad yung cotton at nilagyan ng alcohol. "Anong wag? Mamaya maimpeksyon yan eh. "Ayokong gayahin nya ang ginawa ko. I'm so glad dahil may malasakit pala sya sa i bang tao." He stood up. hinarap ko naman si Rex sa may couch. At tsaka . Pero alam naman siguro ni Lawre nce ang ginagawa nya. Napat ahimik na lang kami bigla habang ginagamot ko sya." He slowly walked . "Ano bang nangyari? Gusto mo gamutin natin yan?" "Wag na." I sighed. alam ko kung anong intensyon mo. *sigh* Kung alam lang nya ang totoo.Meaning." He called. "Aray. kukunin ko lang yung medical kit. Pagpasok ko sa bahay. And it's all because of a child. Nagpasya kami ni Rex na salubungin ang New Year kasama sina mamu. "Rex. Iniisip lang nya ang magiging reakyon ni Camille. "Arrh. Si Rex lang pala." And he walked out." At wala na kong nagawa kundi iwanan na sya. "Teka." He broke a smile infront of me. "Wag kang makulit. "Teka.. "Wag na.. then I smiled. mag-iintay sya sa wala." He took the cott on on my hand." I stood up and wen t to the cabinets. Handcuff 37 ." "Hindi ako manununtok. Nung nilagyan ko na ng band-a id ang lahat ng sugat nya. "Iniis ip mo nanaman ba si Lawrence ha? Baka gusto mong bugbugin ko pa sya. lalaki sya ng walang tatay sa tabi nya? Pagkatapos. Dun na lang a ko mag-iintay sa park." "Iniisip ko lang naman yung bata." He rested his head to the couch. Tiningnan ko ang mga pasa at sugat nya. hindi na rin sya magiging malungkot. Pano na lang si Camille? Ano yun. "Kaya mo ba?" "Oo. Hindi pa rin ako kinontact ni Lawrence pagkatapos n ung araw na yun." I retrieved the cotton out of his hand. I'm so happy na nakikita ko unti-unti ang mga good sides nya.Wala na syang nagawa kundi pumasok na lang sa bahay at pinuntahan ko naman si La wrence. pinamumukha sa kan ya na wala na syang tatay. niligpit ko yung medical kit at napaupo sa tabi nya. Akala ko sarili lang nya ang iniisip nya." Sabi ko sabay diniin yung cotton sa pasa niya. sandali!" Inalalayan ko sya sa braso. I sighed as his presence disappeared. wag ka ngang basta-basta nanununtok ng tao? You know that it's intolerable. kaya ko pa. "Tama nga sya. New Year's Eve. Tatawag na lang ako sa bahay para kunin ako rito. Ano ba? Ako na nga lang kasi. Marco at yung papa nya -." I took the medical kit and went to him." 45 ." "Teka!" I called and he looked back. Sige. "Kung di ba naman t@nga ang lalaking yan. Sige na. Feel ko magdrums ngayon. dahan-dahanin mo naman." "Hay nako. Kasalanan mo 'yan kung bakit may mga sugat ka. "Baka manuntok ka nanaman. Ano kaya mga plano nya? I snapped out of my thoughts when someone held my hand. "Alis muna ako.este papa namin.

... Me dyo hindi ko narinig kasi marami nang nagpapaputok malapit samin." I mumbled as I looked up in the sky.. *BOOM* "AAAAAHHH!!!" I yelled as we stopped kissing. he pulled me by the waist and kissed me gently. Ayoko lang kasi na. Two.... Daig mo pa ang cornick. I was just worried na baka wala ako dyan. Four. ang ganda. Ayun.. But believe me.." "Anong sabi mo? Di kita marinig!" I shouted.Three.. Pero may nagpapaputok na ng mga fireworks sa l angit.... Try again later.kung sino-sino ang nasa isip mo.. "You want a New Year present?" He asked as I was still looking up in the sky. Nine." A igoo. *sigh* Bakit naman kasi not in service yung cellphone ni Lawrence? Ano na kayang nangyari sa kanya? I opened the gate only to find a letter on the mailbox. Pero hindi naman nagpata lo si Rex. Ayoko ngang makisali. Five. "MARCO?!" Marco laughed harder at us. ". hindi mo pa ko marinig." Anong sabi ny a? "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" With that. at a lam ko kung sino yun. From: Lawrence Eh? Galing kay. ". "Wow. Napapikit na lang ako dahil sa saya na naramdaman ko nung mga oras na yun. One!" "Lanya naman. O baka naman nagseselos ka?" "Manahimik ka nga. walang naputukan sa kan ilang dalawa." "Bakit.. At tsaka.... Hahah. Lawrence? .. I decided to watch the fireworks nalang. Nakakasira ka ng moment ah. Malapit na pala. I immediately took it an d looked at the sender. may nasabi ba 'kong mali?" "Ten." Hinawakan nya ang kamay ko at tinaas.... To: Marriane & Rex . Eight." I sadly ended the call.. ". since kelan pa 'to naging cheesy? "But he's not anybody.. Ako? I laughed at them. Mamaya maputukan pa ko eh. Magkatabi na nga lang tayo.Six.. nagmamalasakit lang ako. May nagpaputok malapit samin. naghagisan sila ng paputok... ang korni mo."Magsisimula ka nanaman ba ng away? Eto. the number you dialed is not yet in service. Seven.." Natigilan kami nung narinig namin na nagca-co untdown na sila.. ^_____^ *** "Sorry..

Magiging maayos rin ang lahat sa kanila diba?" He smiled. Hi-tech talaga 'tong si Lawrence. Wag mo na syang paiiyakin uli.Pumasok naman agad ako sa loob at napaupo sa couch bago ko binuksan yung sulat." At bumalik sya uli sa kusina. Nga pala. Nasa eroplano na si guro ako ngayon habang binabasa mo 'to." He said as he looked for the broom and dustpan. And. thank you for showing me friendship. I know what you're now thinking of me nu ng mga oras na nasa airport tayo nun.. "Rex. Lagot ka talaga sakin." Teka. kaya napagpasyahan ko na sundan sila." "Hindi yan. "Ingat ka sa pagwawalis. Pano. Kasi. we heard a loud crash from the kitchen. may multo rito?" I asked. Salamat sa explanations...Complicated. naduduwag akong harapin si la. kita na lang tayo pag naayos na ang lahat sa'ming tatlo. A coward. Wag mo na ' kong tatawagin na duwag dahil hindi na ko ganun. Thank you talaga. Baka mabubog ka pa rito. Kaya ko 'to. I decided to follow them. para saan 'yang. 03. may meaning kaya 'to? Handcuff 38 . Rex.. Pagkatapos nyang mabasa. Lawrence "Ano yan?" Napalingon ako sa tabi ko. "Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to. pano naman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya. May meaning kaya? "Dun ka na lang muna sa sala. Baka masugatan ka. Kasi.. Agad naman kaming napatakbo sa kusina. ayokong tatawagan ako ni Marriane nang umiiyak ha? Kundi. I admit. Kasi." Suddenly." He pushed me through the living room. But now. ibi nalik nya uli sakin yung sulat. Musta? Siguro nagtataka ka na kung bakit ako nagsulat sa'yo. Salamat talaga ng malaki. Sorry sa mga inasta ko nung mga nakaraang araw. "Ako na lang ng magwawalis. "Natauhan rin sya. ako talaga mismo papatay sa'yo . natatakot akong malaman ang reaksyon ni Camille.. I'm still thinking about the meaning part. "Andyan ka pala. Kinuha nya yung sulat at binasa nya. "Per o.." "Oo nga. A ishh.. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni p apa na walang multo rito. Ingat. lunch box?" . Napansin kong may lunch box sa mesa." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor. Naliwanagan ako ng husto. I really appreciate the things that you've done for m e." Umiiyak na pala ako. Muk hang statwa na ako rito. natamaan rin ako sa mga explanations nya. Napansin kong kinompyuter pa nya yung sulat. "Oo. natatakot ako n a di nila ako tanggapin. thanks to your hus band.. "Baso lang pala.07 Marriane... puzzled.01. I w iped my tears.

" A long silence occurred. medyo nasaktan ako. it's Candy. I leaned at the wall bes ide the door. Napalakas yung boses nila kaya narinig ko ang pinag-uusapan nila.. Napayuko na lang ako ng ulo habang papalabas ng kwarto. I wish I di dn't exist. kasi. referring to me." She said. Dinalhan ka nga pala namin ng pagkain." He was about to walk out when I called him. I need to talk to him PERSONALLY. Marriane. eh." Silence occurred. Tama nga na hindi dapat ako sumama sa kanya rito. "DEE!" Napatakbo naman ako sa loob. alis muna ako. sumama?" "Sure. Totoo. tama lang ba talaga na sumama ako rito?" I wandered. I wish I was invisible by now! "Gising ka pala..." *** "Oi. diba?" "I'm not kidding. "Sino ba sya s a buhay mo ha?!" "She's my wife. "Pano. the atmosphere suddenly went tense. "Dee ---" "Get out. We saw Candy sitting on th e bed. pwede ba 'kong. "Bakit ka nagtatago? Hindi ka ba papasok?" "Ah. "Rex. Dalawin ko lang si Candy. BILIS!" He exclaimed as he was holding Candy. .. "Hmm?" I asked as I was hid ing behind the door." Rex called when he entered the door. He sighed.. "Wala kang dapat ikatakot. Hindi na rin ako magtataka. Pagkatapos. Dahil alam kong mangyayari 'to. I wish I didn't exist." "Eto oh ---" "Get out. But. That way." He pulled me gently as we entered the room. Pinindot ko yung button dun sa wall.. sumama ka rito diba? Kaya pumaso k ka na. At tsaka. Alam ko naman na malaki ang malasa kit nya dito. Wag mo nang patulan." Was the word that I was expecting her to say. dadalhan ko si Candy ng pagkain. bigla ko na lang narinig yung sigaw ni Rex. may sakit yung tao. "N-nagbibiro ka lang. Natapos na nyang linisin yung nabasag na baso kaya sya lumabas hawak-hawak yung lunch box. As her head lifted to us. At tsaka remember. pupunta agad yung doktor rito."Ah." 45 I admit. "Tawagin mo yung doktor.

Sana wala na lang na ulan. about 40+. "Candy. may rainbow pang lalabas pagkatapos ng ulan? "Marriane. I just shook my head." He muttered. "Umiiyak ka ba?" "Hi-hindi! Na-napuwing lang ako. I was just shocked.. Kasi. at kung anu-ano pang mga impo rtante na kailangan nilang icheck. the door opened." "Sabay na lang tayo --" "Hindi na. Rex sat beside her an d touched her forehead. "REX!" I sho uted." I quickly wiped my tears." "PANO KO HINDI MAG-AALALA EH PWEDE NA SYANG KUNIN NGAYON?!" I was shocked. And before I knew it. anak!" H e exclaimed as he ran through her. alis na ko. look at the sky." Ayun. Maiwan ko muna kayo. di ko nanaman mapigilan ang umi yak. kinausap kami ng doktor na dun daw mun a kami sa labas. umupo ka naman? Nakakahilo ka kaya. "Sorry. Kita naman sa palakad-lakad efek nya. "Kamusta na po sya?" "She's now in good condition. Wag kang mag-alala. "She's going to be fine. sumunod naman sya. "Pwede. umalis na sya. Basta. "Wag mo kong lokohin . At dahil nga d oktor at nurse sila. Tapos. still umiiya k pa rin ako. Then came an old fat man. Just like my feelings now. Feeling ko.. Sa lahat ng ayoko. I sighed and hugged his sh oulders. Hindi talaga mapakali si Rex." "Kamusta na sya?" "Ayos na po sya ngayon. Natutulog na sa Candy nung pumasok kami.Ayun nga. Pero di pa rin sya mapakali. So dark. susundin ko na lang si Rex." Then. "ANO?!" Nagulat naman ako sa tono ng pananalita nya ngayon kaya napasandal ako sa kinauu puan ko. dumating na yung doktor kasama yung mga iba pang nurse. no matter what. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko. It was him." Just as what I am thinking now." I smiled. Sa tingin nyo kaya." Pagkatapo s. Suddenly. Napadungaw ako sa bintana. Hindi ko na kaya pang ihandle kaya di ko na napigilan ang umi yak. yung umiiyak ako. Pinuntahan kami nung doktor pagkalabas nya ng kwarto. madilim a ng ulap ko ngayon. "Kita na lang tayo sa bahay. Pag hindi na nakaya n g ulap. bigla na lang babagsak. Basta. You can now go in. our situation really is complicated. "Rex. umuulan pala. Sana lag i na lang may araw. Maybe her dad. Ayun. Nagmumukha akong iyakin nito. I exited the hospital and locked myself in my room at the house. chineck nila yung pulse rate. "Uncle." I heard knocks on the door and then it opened.

One of those is. When I heard those words from him. But Marriane." He faced me. "Kamusta na si Candy --" "Marriane. may multo rito?" I asked. siguro. At tsaka. you chose her over me?" He sighed... may meaning kaya 'to? --- . me." "Kai. She's dying. He suddenly wore off his ring and gave it to me. this means. "Hindi ko pala kaya." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor.." Handcuff 39 ." "THEN WHAT ABOUT ME?!" He shook his head. Hindi ko kayang iwan sya sa laban nya ngayon.. "You. it's over. puzzled." *Flashback* "Baso lang pala. Sorry talaga. There were many questions po pped into my head. "Ayokong pairalin ang pu so ko ngayon. pano n aman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya.." "Hmm?" "Magdivorce na tayo. "Pero. She needs me. "I dunno. There was silence between us... kailangan din kita. 'bakit kailangan humantong 'to sa ganito?' 45 "Rex bakit? Bakit kailangan pa natin magdivorce?!" "It's because ito ang tama. hanggang dun lang tayo... until I broke it." He sat beside me. Neither one of us couldn't sp eak. She's alone. Kailangan nya ko..Letting Go. What about this?" I asked as I raised our hands wi th our wedding rings.." Teka." "So. Maybe.. parang tumigil ang mundo ko. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni p apa na walang multo rito. "Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to. Naubos na siguro ang luha ko kaya wala nang lumabas sa mga mata ko.

THE WHOLE TIME? SA SIMULA PALANG?!" "Anak --" "WHY DIDN"T YOU TELL ME?! BAKIT KAILANGAN PA KAMING MADAMAY NI REX?!" *plak* She just slapped me." She shook her head. Ewan ko kung bakit defensive sina mamu at Mr. *** Letting go is never been easier for me.. It's been a week since we annulled our m arriage." I looked straightly in his eyes.. hindi ako nasaktan ng husto. Mamu.. Sina Lawrence lang ang hindi pa nakakaalam. ". I just saw them.. I' ll do anything para balikan ka. no matter what. *End of Flashback* Bigla na lang ako bumitaw. Babalikan kita.. tell me. "Ano yun?" I started. Susundin ko sya. I know kung bakit n ya ko sinampal.mu? Anong --" They released themselves easily. until that day came. With closed eyes efek. tears rolling through my cheeks.. "I MEAN. we're just hugging each other as --" "As what? Mamu." Hinila ko si Mamu sa sala at pinaupo ko sya. Hindi mo kaya diba? Pwes. "Hindi ko alam. Mr. babalikan kita.it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako.. Marami nga ang nagulat eh. hindi ko rin kaya. . "I'm really sorry. Lopez. Basta. Hindi ko kayang magpromise pero." With that. Is there something between them? That's when I knew it. I left him standing there while I was walking out of the room. Bigla nya kong niyakap at napa iyak. "Ma.Basta. susundin ko na lang si Rex." Di sana. di sana.. "Anak.kung kaya kitan g intayin. Sabi ko yun sa sarili ko na susundin ko sya. mali ka nga iniisip." He started as I suddenly looked at him. "." I sighed. Hugging each other." "Ma. But what about this feeling? "Pero. Lopez.. mag-usap nga tayo." "Pano kung --" "Wala nang pano-pano.. kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang. teenager pa rin ang utak ko .. "Kung di kami nadamay dito. ARE YOU HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HIM?!" Hindi makapagsalita si mamu. "Marriane.

Wala na syang nagawa kundi yakapin ako. Ayun, sinabihan ko si Mr. Lopez na layuan si mamu. Inaalala ko lang naman si pap u. Ayokong balewalain ni mamu yung sa kanila ni papu. Kami ang masasaktan ng kap atid ko pag nangyari yun. I mean, hindi naman sa pinagkakait ko yung gusto ni ma mu. Gusto ko pa rin ng buo ang pamilya namin without papu. Nabalitaan ko na lang kay Russel na inooperahan na raw si Candy ngayon sa states kasama sya. Tanggap ko na... na hindi sya babalik pa. I just let him go. Hindi naman sya nagpromise sakin diba? At tsaka, pag gumaling na si Candy, hindi rin n aman sya babalik sakin eh. She won't going to surrender him to me naman diba? Af ter all, she still loves him. At the fact that we're not married anymore. Madali ko na lang siguro makakalimutan ang lahat ng ito. Makakalimutan ko na yun g krimen na ginawa ko noon, na kinasal pala ako noon, at yung feelings ko para s a kanya na naramdaman ko noon. Madali na siguro kalimutan ang lahat para sakin, diba? Handcuff 4o - Changes. Before I knew it, I just graduated high school with Abby. Bumalik lang sa dati n oon. Kaso, hindi na ko high school ngayon. I was now a college student at nag-aa ral magdesign ng mga damit. Nagdecide kami ni Abby na tumira sa iisang apartment since wala nang space sa bahay and same to her too. I was taking a part-time jo b at a convenience store before and after my classes. Ayoko nang umasa kay mamu. I decided this for myself... to make myself busy hanggang sa hindi ko na sya ma syadong iniisip. Isa pa, pinagpag-aral pa nya ng high school si Marco, ayoko nan g dumagdag sa gastusin nya noh. Yun nga lang, hati kami sa tuition since hindi k aya ng sweldo ko na bayaran yung pagkalaki-laking tuition sa university na yun. Si Abby naman, part-timer rin ng isang fast food chain. Daming pagbabago noh? 45 4 YEARS later na kasi eh. "Girl, gising na!" "H-huh? *yawn*" I stretched my arms and tried to get up. Anong oras na ba? 5:20 am.. ang aga pa pala eh.. I still have.. OMG 5:20 AM?! 6 ang pasok ko sa work!!! Thus is my daily routine. I always took a bath for 20 minutes, 10 minutes for br eakfast and preparing myself. Kainis diba? Sigurado, manghahabol nanaman ako ng bus nito. Grabe. Pero di bale na, exercise na rin 'to diba? Minsan, hindi ko rin maiwasan na madaanan yung bahay namin ni Rex. Today, that i s. Ayun, wala pa ring nakatira. Snap it, Marriane. That house has nothing to do with you now. Late ka na sa work , remember? And yeah, late ako, as what I am expecting. "Andyan na ba si mam?" I whispered t o my co-worker as I was taking my uniform at my locker. "Lagi naman syang maaga eh. Mabuti nga eh natitiis ka ni mam. Magbihis ka na bago ka pa nya makita." I was about to enter the comfort room when I heard the manager. "You're late for

almost A YEAR, Miss Santos." I looked her in grin. "Sorry po mam. Alam ko naman po na di nyo ko matitiis diba ? Hehe." Ayun. Pumwesto na ko sa cashier since ako ngayon ang nakaassign dun. Pero minsan naman, naglalagay ng tags-tags at kung anu-anong pang pwedeng trabahuin dito sa convenience store. Wala naman akong reklamo eh kasi, sinabi ko naman sa boss ko na pwede ako sa lahat. There's no time to be choosy since kailangan ko talaga n g work. Pagdating ng 10, pasok naman ako sa university. Then, babalik ako sa store pagda ting ng 4. Sinusundo naman ako ni Abby pagkarating ng 9 PM and then, sabay na ka mi umuwi together with her bf. Yeaa. Abby found her Mr. Right. And they were per fectly in love. Hay... ako kaya? Kailan ko kaya makikita si Mr. Right ko? Sheesh . Ewan. There's no time for that. "Hayy.. wala nanaman tayong masakyan, honey." She said as we're searching for a bus to take us home. Hay naku.. gumana nanaman ang pagkaflirt nito. I just looke d at them in disgust. Habang naghahanap ako ng bus, I saw a familiar car. I suddenly shook my head in confusion. Nagkamali lang siguro ako. Maraming sasakyan na ganun, pwede ba? And there's no such thing para pumunta sya rito. Babalikan nya ba talaga ako? "Hoy Marriane!" I snapped out in my thoughts as I looked back to them. "Tara na!" Abby said as s he was about to enter the bus. "Ah, oo! Sige!" I ran to the bus and searched for a seat. Tatluhan naman yung upuan eh kaya tabi-tabi na kami. Dun ako umupo sa t abi ng bintana and went back to my thoughts. Paiiyakin nanaman ata nya ko eh. Ka inis talaga. Aish, Marriane, wag kang iiyak. "Marriane, ayos ka lang?" Abby asked. "Ah, oo. Ayos lang ako." *** Somehow, that night was so strange. Series of cold breeze rushed through me when I was lying on the bed. Napaisip tuloy ako, baka si papu lang ito. Baka tinitin gnan lang nya ang kalagayan ko ngayon. Well, papu, I've change a lot. I'm well-m atured lady now dahil 20 y/o na ko ngayon. Alam ko na kung ano ang tama at mali. Naisip ko nanaman yung kaninang nakita ko. *Flashback* "...it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako. Babalikan kita, kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang." *End of Flashback* Ang tanong, may pader pa kayang nakaharang saming dalawa? Babalik pa kaya sya? Handcuff 41 - Possible.

Friday pala ngayon. Wala na kong work pagdating ng hapon eh. So, I decided to wa lk home na lang after class. Kaso, wala pa sakin yung duplicate ng apartment. Ka nina pa ko nagtetext kay Abby kung nasaan na yung duplicate pero, hindi pa rin n agrereply. That's when I started to get irritated. Ayoko ngang mag-intay sa hara p ng school nila. Init-init eh. Di bale na nga lang, hihingiin ko na nga lang yu ng isa pang susi dun sa landlady. Napatigil ako nung makakita ako ng isang soda can. Teka, nangyari na 'to diba? M asipa nga uli. That's when I knew, may bato pala yun sa loob kaya nasaktan yung paa ko. "OUCH!" 45 Suddenly, I heard a loud screech from the street. Pasensya na kayo, marami talag ang mga sira ang ulo rito kaya talagang nangyayari ang mga ganyan. I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki. "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa, pero di ko pa rin sya makita. Ang weird ah. "Hoy! Ano ba?!" Haha. Nandun pala sya sa likod. "Aishh.. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused as I saw a familia r person standing at my very eyes. Am I just dreaming o totoong nasa harapan ko na sya ngayon? But he really is the same person before. Rex. I could hear the song 'it's a small world after all' playing in the back of my m ind right now. We looked at each other for about ten seconds and he walked towar ds me as he was holding a soda can. "You just did it again. Tingnan mo yung gina wa mo sa kotse ko. Sisirain mo nanaman. Ipapakulong na talaga kita nyan." Hindi na ko nagsayang pa ng oras kaya ako na ang yumakap sa kanya. He also hugge d me back tightly and I can't help myself but to cry. Binalikan nga nya talaga ako. At wala nang pader na nakaharang pa. *** "So, musta?" He asked as he was sitting at the driver's seat. Ako naman, nasa ta bi nya. "Musta? Yun lang? After 4 years, yan lang ang maririnig ko sa'yo?" I asked him b ack. "Ano naman ang ineexpect mo?" "Yung bagong Rex. Yung hindi na sira ang ulo." I laughed. "Eh kung sirain ko kay a ang ulo mo dyan? Hindi ka pa rin nagbago." "Ba't naman ako magbabago? I've changed already."

Manahimik ka nga. Masyado nang malala ang s akit nya nung mga oras na yun. Kundi. No. Thank you so much! "Yun naman pala eh. nasa bag ko yung singsing. Candy Thank you. Sana mapatawad mo ko. Nagdasal ata ako noh."Wala namang nagbago sayo eh.. ". Kinuwento ka kasi sakin ni Rex eh. Ngay on na nakuha na natin ang blessings nya." He took something from his bag. kaya mo naman syang ihandle diba kahit na medyo. *sigh* Akala ko. mumultuhin kita. Candy. malakas ka. Hindi naman posible na magk ita tayo ngayon. Nakarecover na rin naman ako ng mabilis. I believe that you're going to take care of him forever." "Sorry sa pagtatanong. Will you?" That's when I remembered. at hangg ang sa wala na ako. seriously. Looks like. Marriane. kahit anong gawin naming laban. I give you my blessings. what's next?" He smiled and lightly squeezed my hand. Nasira ko pa tuloy ang marriage ninyo. "Marry me again. Hindi nya kinaya. Ginawa ko ang lahat para lang balikan ka pagkatapos yan lang ang itatan ong mo? Lalo pang humaba 'yang sungay mo. wala na kong magagawa kundi ipaubaya na sya sa'yo. mahina. Kinuha ko yun agad at ipris enta sa kanya. Yung vulnerable look ba? "Wala na sya." "Aisshh. "Pinapabigay nga pala nya sayo ba go sya nawala. may pagka-childish sya? Hehe." "Si Candy? Bakit di mo sya kasama?" Napalitan yung mukha nya. After all. Nakibasa rin sya. Ba't nandito ka? Bakit umuwi ka pa ng bansa?" "Langya. dead?" He nodded and sighed. A lett er popped out of his hand and handed it to me. "Hindi naging successful ang operat ion. Alam mo.. Jokes lang. Basahin mo raw." "Anong nangyari sa inyong dalawa?" He took a deep breath before he spoke again." "Ayos lang. hindi na kita makikita uli..she's giving me to you. Everything's possible when it comes to God. Haha. It's been a year. Sorry for causing you trouble and the attitude that I've shown to you that day. I've heard so much from you. I'm so envy of you. Last year. samantalang ako. I'm really counting on you. Napansin kong nagbago ng husto si Rex. "Yeah. Nga pala. Marriane." Binuksan ko naman yung sulat at binasa. Wala akong magagawa kung magtatagal pa ako rito o hindi na." "Huh? You mean. dahil sa'yo. diba?" "Mali ka. Salamat at pinasaya mo sya habang wala ako. "Nasa iyo pa rin 'yan?" ." He held me at my shoulders. Kasi.

That's when I knew." "Sagutin mo ko. Kasi sinuot nya yung singsing at niyakap nya ko agad sa sobrang tuwa. "Why not?" I guess that was a yes. Andrea just decided to reside her business here imbis na sa London. Lawrence. I'm really thankful dahil pinaubaya na ni Candy si Rex sakin bago sya mawala. Camille and Andrea lived with us in the same roof. Pwede naman kaming magpakasal anytime. We still had each other kahit na nagdivorce pa kami noon. Si Cam ille? Grade 3 na sya ngayon. I thought a hindi rin naman aksidente na magkakilala kami. It is really a small world. at anywhere pa. But I was wrong. I assure her na papasayahin ko lagi si Rex. ACCIDENTALLY. . Will you?" Ibinalik ko yung tanong nya.. this was not an ACCIDENT. "No. Will you?" He asked."Well. We were destined to 45 It's not an ACCIDENT. Two years from now. I saw a ring on h Dahil sa ti at nalaman to myself n each other. Hindi aksidente na mahulog kami sa isa't isa dahil talaga itinadhana kami. Kaya nga kam i nagkita pa ngayon diba? Kung nasan man sya ngayon. Magaling na syang magbasa at magsulat. The Prison [Epilogue] Because of a crime. It was destiny. tinutulungan pa sya ni Lawrence. Ang maganda pa dun. yeah. Everything was planned by destiny. Marami na ring taon ang lumipas since nakilala naming ang isa't isa.. Ang magaling na kaibigan kong si Abby? Kinareer ang pagiging photographer.. Akala ko hindi ko na sya uli maki kita after 4 years. real ly. Mabuti na nga lang there's a children's song calle d 'A Small World'.. nopak ako nung araw na yun kaya nakabasag ako ng bintana ng sasakyan ko pang yun may-ari ng sasakyan eh magiging asawa ko pala. We met each other. Malaki nama n daw ang kita rito.

Even though it w ill came ACCIDENTALLY. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Marriane. Buti nga at nagtagal sila. we'll going to survive through it. that is Rex. Luckily. Me? Tch. Nag-aral sya ng art at binenta nya ang mga ginawa nyang paintings. Pero baguhan pa lang ako dahil kakagraduate ko palan g sa university na pinasukan ko. ---THE END. Designing clothes. being the main character of this story. she has this pleasing personali ty that anyone couldn't see. Heheh. his works sold wo rldwide. We passed the hard challenges with flying co lors. A one of a kind. Natiis ata si Abby. We're not destined ACCIDENTALLY.FOREVER.er hand at sinabi nya na ikakasal na raw sila ng boyfriend nya next month. everyday in my life occur red ACCIDENTALLY. But not for her husband. was kinda 'may pagkatopak' whe n you messed up her life. Accidentally In Love Main Characters Overview Marriane Real Name : Marriane Louise Santos Nickname : Marriane / Madam Birthday : May 16. Hindi namin pala alam na magiging successful sya dun. Rex Real Name : Rex Carlo Lopez Nickname : Rex / Carlo . Sana maging successful rin ako katulad nila. Since we've born. Moreover. she really is the perfect girl for Rex. With black long shiny hair and an okay height. We're destine d to be forever. Siguro kagagawan din ni Candy kaya ganto na lang sya ka-success. Just as what I've said. Life right now is sailing smoothly. and I'm going to be a PRISONER of his -. My husband? Tinutupad nya ang kahilingan ni Candy bago sya nawala. Kaya ganun na lang ang paghanga at pagbili nila ng malaki sa mga painti ngs nya. she's blabbling out her thoughts without kn owing of someone who's watching her. She's kindhearted and thoughtful to her family and friends. She's just a senior high school student that has an at titude. I'm still not going to regret the surpris es of life that is actually given me. All in all. 1989 Height : 5'1 Weight : 49 kg. Sometimes. And I'm so glad of that. All that I'm going to do is to marry him again and live happily ever after with him just like one of those fairytales. He's still the POLICE. a shy person. And siguro marami pang pagsubok ang darating samin at sisigura duhin namin na we're going to pass it with flying colors again. we're destined.

Rex really has the attitude -. Ang magaling na kaibigan kong si Abby? Kinareer ang pagiging photographer. but he's no t an outgoing person. at anywhere pa.almost bad. Kaya ganun na lang ang paghanga at pagbili nila ng malaki sa mga painti ngs nya. Camille and Andrea lived with us in the same roof. he smokes. plus to his points.Birthday Height : Weight : School : Overview : March 21. You would never get a dull moment with him plus the looks that you'll going to drool in every second. the money . drinking. And now. That's what they can see into Rex. Lawrence. Natiis ata si Abby. He never smokes. But I was wrong. He's not sociable. Magaling na syang magbasa at magsulat. Hindi aksidente na mahulog kami sa isa't isa dahil talaga itinadhana kami. He really is a funny guy and a caring one. he really has a child. My husband? Tinutupad nya ang kahilingan ni Candy bago sya nawala. Villa Francia High A perfect person. Playing drums is one of his boredom busters. Or maybe you can find him in a bar. Pwede naman kaming magpakasal anytime. 45 It's not an ACCIDENT. the brains. He drinks. Hindi namin pala alam na magiging successful sya dun. Two years from now. More of an anti-social. To be with his child. he is still married to Marriane. at the fact that he has a comfy life that ever yone's been dying for? But he never wanted any of that. Luckily. I saw a ring on h er hand at sinabi nya na ikakasal na raw sila ng boyfriend nya next month. Buti nga at nagtagal sila.. Si Cam ille? Grade 3 na sya ngayon. life is good when you're with him. . I assure her na papasayahin ko lagi si Rex. According to Marriane. Ang maganda pa dun. It is really a small world. Lawrence had this gentleman attitude. Heheh. 1987 5'9 45 kg. Siguro kagagawan din ni Candy kaya ganto na lang sya ka-success. And that's what he'd been dying for. I'm really thankful dahil pinaubaya na ni Candy si Rex sakin bago sya mawala. We still had each other kahit na nagdivorce pa kami noon. Kaya nga kam i nagkita pa ngayon diba? Kung nasan man sya ngayon. Everyone noticed that. According to h er. His only weakne ss are his loved ones. The truth is. Mabuti na nga lang there's a children's song calle d 'A Small World'. but the attitude? This question goes to Marriane. Lawrence Real Name : Lawrence Yan Nickname : Lawrence Birthday : May 16. his works sold wo rldwide.. Nag-aral sya ng art at binenta nya ang mga ginawa nyang paintings. 1985 Height : 6'0 Weight : 51 kg. Malaki nama n daw ang kita rito. He always protect his loved ones f or harm. Andrea just decided to reside her business here imbis na sa London. Everything was planned by destiny. He has the looks. tinutulungan pa sya ni Lawrence. Akala ko hindi ko na sya uli maki kita after 4 years. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Why wouldn't everyone admire him. but he drinks .

and I'm going to be a PRISONER of his -. Sana maging successful rin ako katulad nila. We're not destined ACCIDENTALLY. We're destine d to be forever. But not for her husband. Accidentally In Love Main Characters Overview Marriane Real Name : Marriane Louise Santos Nickname : Marriane / Madam Birthday : May 16. Rex Real Name : Rex Carlo Lopez Nickname : Rex / Carlo Birthday : March 21. Designing clothes. was kinda 'may pagkatopak' whe n you messed up her life. a shy person. He's still the POLICE. Just as what I've said. School : Villa Francia High Overview A perfect person. Since we've born. 1987 Height : 5'9 Weight : 45 kg. She's kindhearted and thoughtful to her family and friends. that is Rex. the money . she's blabbling out her thoughts without kn owing of someone who's watching her. A one of a kind. Life right now is sailing smoothly. And siguro marami pang pagsubok ang darating samin at sisigura duhin namin na we're going to pass it with flying colors again.Me? Tch. Even though it w ill came ACCIDENTALLY. being the main character of this story. Moreover. We passed the hard challenges with flying co lors. ---THE END. 1989 Height : 5'1 Weight : 49 kg. Pero baguhan pa lang ako dahil kakagraduate ko palan g sa university na pinasukan ko. That's what they can see into Rex. I'm still not going to regret the surpris es of life that is actually given me. All in all. She's just a senior high school student that has an at titude. With black long shiny hair and an okay height.FOREVER. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Marriane. she has this pleasing personali ty that anyone couldn't see. Sometimes. we're destined. He has the looks. she really is the perfect girl for Rex. we'll going to survive through it. All that I'm going to do is to marry him again and live happily ever after with him just like one of those fairytales. everyday in my life occur red ACCIDENTALLY. And I'm so glad of that.

School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Why wouldn't everyone admire him. <PIXTEL_MMI_EBOOK_2005>32</PIXTEL_MMI_EBOOK_2005> .. life is good when you're with him. but the attitude? This question goes to Marriane. According to Marriane. the brains. He always protect his loved ones f or harm. he is still married to Marriane.. The truth is. Lawrence Real Name : Lawrence Yan Nickname : Lawrence Birthday : May 16. According to h er.. He really is a funny guy and a caring one. he really has a child. More of an anti-social. drinking. Playing drums is one of his boredom busters. Rex really has the attitude -. His only weakne ss are his loved ones. He drinks. He never smokes. 1985 Height : 6'0 Weight : 51 kg. but he drinks . he smokes. You would never get a dull moment with him plus the looks that you'll going to drool in every second. plus to his points. And that's what he'd been dying for. He's not sociable. Or maybe you can find him in a bar. Everyone noticed that.almost bad. but he's no t an outgoing person. To be with his child. at the fact that he has a comfy life that ever yone's been dying for? But he never wanted any of that. Lawrence had this gentleman attitude. And now.

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