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Chapter 1 � The Meeting

�haii nako!! Wala nanamang magawa!!! �
***sigh***
�Hoi Erika!! Punta tayo sa bar!!�
�Not in the mood.�
�Bakit naman? Ano nanaman nangyari sa complicated mong buhay?�
�Yun. Nakita ko si Chris. May kasamang ibang girl...�
�hay nako!! Kalimutan mo na si Chris. Mag-bar at boy haunting nalang tayo.�
�Sige na nga. Kaninong car?�
�Kanino pa? Edi sayo.�
Hi!! I�m Erika. Yung kausap ko nga pala, si Lia yun. Bestfriend ko simula pa nung
nasa Paris ako. Yup.
Laki kaming dalwa sa Paris. Kaya nga tingnan mo oh! 18 na kami pero 4th year parin.
Kasi kelan lang
kami nagtransfer dito sa Philippines.
? Khristine Erika Schnittka Ortega
? Smart
? Has stormy gray eyes
? Super pranka.
? Tall, Maputi, Hair is brownish black na naturally curled sa dulo � has the
�Model� and �Crush ng Bayan� look
? Half German-Half Filipino
? Lia Kandria Villegas
? Bestfriend ni Erika
? Smart
? Mahiyain, kabaliktaran ni Erika ;)
? Simple but beautiful � Tall, Maputi, Black and Straight Hair.
? Pure Filipino
So yun� White Avenue na kami. Naghahanap ng gwapo. Tapos bigla nalang may humawak
sa braso ko, super higpit. Ang sakit kaya no?
�Ano ba bitaw----�
�Anong bitawan? Magusap nga tayo!�
Si Chris pala yun. Sakto pa naman umalis si Lia. Magsi-cr daw sya. Pano na to?! >_<
�Ano ba Chris bitawan mo ako. Wala na tayo!! Tignan mo nga may babae ka pang bibit.
Yan
ba pinalit mo saakin? Kamukha ni Bentong!� >:))))))
�Tumigil ka na nga! Hindi ka pwede makipagbreak saakin! Hindi pwede!�
�At bakit? Boss ba kita? Tsaka hindi pwede no! may bagong boyfriend na ako!� :P
Hala!! Ano nanaman tong pinasok ko! Wala naman talaga akong bagong boyfriend! Ano
ba
tong pinagsasasabi ko! >_<
�At nasaan na yung gagong yun? Iharap mo sya saakin! Duwag pala sya eh! Nasaan na?!

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Luckily, may isang guy na sumingit. Infernes gwapo sya. Narinig niya siguro kami ni
Chris na
nagsisigawan.
�Hi babe! whats happening here? Sino sya?� �sabay kiss saakin. ABA! Ayos rin to ah!
May
kasamang taking advantage na rin.
�Ah, sya? Wala yan. EX KO lang yan.� :P diniinan ko talaga pag sabi ng EX! :))
�Babe, lets go na?�
�ok babe.� Tapos kiniss ko rin sya sa cheeks. Tapos hinawakan ko pa yung hand ko.
HOLDING HANDS AH!!! :P =)))))
Natulala nalang saamin si Chris after nun. Nung nakalayo na kami ni
�Mr.whoeveryouare��

�Ah, kuya, pwede mo na bitawan kamay ko.�
�ah, oo nga pala.�
�Thanks for saving me nga pala ah.�
�Napasubo lang ako. Anyways� ang daming nakakita saatin. Lalo na dun sa kiss. Halos
buong basketball team nakatulala na saatin after ko gawin yun. Ano nalang sasabihin
nila
saakin? Paano na yung kasikatan ko? Pasalamat ka nalang naawa ako sayo.�
�Hoy Mr. whoeveryouare! Am I asking for your help nung lumapit ka???�
Bigla nalang syang bumulong�
�Tumahimik ka nga!! Palapit na mga kabarkada ko oh! Just go with the flow nalang.�
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Syempre ako. No choice, sinunod ko nalang sinabi nya.
Chapter 2 � Eighteen
So yun� sabi nya nalang saakin just go with the flow. Sinunod ko naman.
�Matteo? Girlfriend mo?� sabi ni� hindi ko nga pala alam yung name.
So� Matteo pala ang name ni Mr. whoeveryouare. But still, nanginginig na yung tuhod
ko
dito sa kaba! >_< ANO BA KASI TONG PINASOK KO?! :(
�Ah, siya ba? Si Erika yan��
�hi! I�m Erika. GIRLFRIEND niya.� � Kilala niya ako??? O.o
�Ah, oo. GIRLFRIEND KO� diniinan nya pa ung word na GIRLFRIEND. Kabado parin ako.
>_<
�Ah, Matteo� kailangan ko na umalis. Naiwan ko kasi yung friend ko dun eh��
�Ah� ganon ba? Sige� kita nalang tayo ulit mamaya.�
Tapos kinuha nya pa yung right hand ko sabay kiss sa hand ko� syempre ako kahit
papaano
nagblush! Gwapo rin kasi eh! :�>
Ilang beses na ako tumingin sa buong bar, hindi ko parin makita si Lia, so I
decided to go
home na� Nung malapit na ako sa parking, may nakasalubong akong lalaki.
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�Erika? Tama ba ako�
�Yes I�m Erika at sino ka?!�
�kabarkada ni Matteo. Hindi mo naaalala?�
�owww�. Sensya na madami akong iniisip ngayon eh.�
�Ok lng yun. Anyways, pinapahanap ka ni Matteo saamin buong barkada. Low bat daw
kase
sya kaya hindi ka niya matawagan.�
�owww� bakit nya daw ako hinahanap?�
�may ibibigay ata siya sayo eh.�
�ah�. Anyways� thanks at hinanap mo pa talaga ako. And btw� anong name mo?�
�Michael. Ayon si Matteo oh��
�ah� sige thanks Michael.�
May pagka-mysteryoso rin pala tong kabarkada ni Matteo� pero infaines. Mas trip ko
siya
kaysa kay Matteo. Kaya lang� yun nga I�m tied to Matteo. Wala na akong magagawa,
nandyan na eh. So yun� lumapit na ako sakanya�
�Subukan mo kaya ibigay number mo saakin no?� � Kakainis talaga to!! Ang yabang
magsalita!!
�Sorry ho.� �Tapos binigay ko na yung phone ko sakanya.
�Hindi nga pala ako nakapagpakilala ng maayos kanina� �sabi ni Matteo
�I�m Matteo Lorenzo illustre.�
�Haba naman ng name mo! Anyways� I�m Khristine Erika Ortega.�
��Parang sayo hindi� � pabulong nyang sinabi. Kala nya siguro hindi ko narinig yun.

Tapos nun nagpaalam na siya. Tapos ako nagstay muna doon sa inuupuan namin sa food
court. Ilang minutes later bumalik siya�
�May car ka?� � tanong ni Matteo
�Oo, bakit?�
�Hatid mo naman ako sa bahay oh. Please?�
�Oo na�. sige na.�
Pagkasakay namin sa car, walang nagsasalita. So ayun� ito naman ako si madaldal.
�So� Matteo� ilang taon ka na?� :)
�18, ikaw?�
�Parehas lang pala tayo eh�. :)�
�Can I ask you something?�
�yah, sure.�
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�May boyfriend ka na ba?�
�Wala noh! Bakit mo naman natanong yan?�
�Ah� wala lang� trip ko itanong eh�. Anyways� payag ka bang ituloy yung
pagpapanggap
natin? Sa mga barkada ko lang naman eh. After a week� sabihin nalang natin break na
tayo�
? Sabi ni Matteo
Chapter 3 � Can�t Let Go
�Oo na. Sige na papayag na ako� � sabi ko ;)
�great! So� pwede ba tayo magdate bukas?�
Date? Syempre naman papayag ako noh! Pero syempre pakipot muna! :)))) I�m sure this
FAKE RELATIONSHIP will be fun. :>
�Oo, cge! Teka nga! Subukan mo kaya sabihin kung saan bahay mo noh?� � F.C. talaga
ako
noh? :))) [F.C. = Feeling Close]
�Hatid mo nalang ako sa condo ko.�
Masyado naman atang desperado tong Matteo na to� well anyways� pumayag naman ako
sa fake relationship namin kahit papano. 1 week lang naman eh. Tsaka minsan lang
magka
boyfriend nang sikat at mayaman noh! [of course, mayaman rin naman ako!] :P
? Matteo Lorenzo illustre
? Half itallian
? Has bluish-green eyes
? Family nila ang may owner ng illustre land holdings.
? Everybody knows him. He is very popular.
? Pure itallian yung dad niya� pero adopted by filipino�s. Pure filipino mom niya.
Pagkadating namin sa condo nya�
�So� this is it�. Condo ko�. Thanks sa paghatid eh�
�No prob :)�
Tapos bumaba na siya ng car. Bumaba na rin ako, kasi may bibilin ako sa 7eleven. :)
�oh, bakit ka bumaba ng car mo?�
�may bibilin lang ako.�
�samahan na kita.�
Mabait rin pala si Matteo kahit papano�. Pagkapasok namin sa store, I went straight
sa mga
drinks, tapos kumuha ng Cruiser Vodka Ice. Well� that was my favorite, tsaka minsan
lang
naman ako uminom, pag may sama ng loob lang.
�Umiinom ka?�
�Oo naman.�
Matteo�s P.O.V.
Pagkapasok namin sa store she went staright dun sa mga drinks section while I
waited for

wala ako sa mood uminom eh.V. After ilang minutes nagising na ulit siya. Pagkalabas namin sa store� �Sige na. Pagkabalik niya she was carrying 5 bottles of vodka.O.here doon sa may cashier. Kung ano-ano nga sinasabi nya eh� �Chris?! Ikaw ba yan? Bakit mo ba ako pinalitan ng iba? Yun ba pinalit mo saakin? Mukhang unggoy� hahaha! Sorry for being rude� Chris! Bumalik ka na saakin! She doesn�t deserve you! Chris!! I love you wag mo ako iwan! I can�t let you go!� �Erika� stop crying! Go back to sleep nalang�� After that� She got back to sleep.� :) �ok fine. Kinuha ko na nga yung bottle na hawak niya. Ang ganda niya pagmasdan� hindi ako makapaniwalang kaya siyang lokohin nung ex niya. nakipag- agawan pa nga siya saakin eh� after that nung hindi niya na ako mahabol. I said no. �Lasing na lasing ka kagabi� you drank almost 5 bottles of vodka� nakipag agawan ka pa nga saakin nung ayaw ko na ibigay sayo yung last na bote� tapos nung napagod ka na bigla .� �Don�t worry wala naman akong gagawin na masama eh. After ilang minutes I saw her sleeping.< Erika�s P.< �Oo! Gising na gising na ako!!! Anong ginagawa ko dito?! WAG MO SABIHING MAY NANG---� �Tumigil ka nga!!! Walang nangyari saatin ok?! Ikaw na nga tong tinulungan ikaw pa galit. Chapter 4 � Ate! >. �diba delikado magdrive pag nakainom? Why don�t we hang-out muna doon sa condo ko?� �Ahmmmm� hindi ko alam� kasi� baka. Siguro she love�s Chris so much that she can�t let go.� � sabi niya.� Nung naka-akyat na kami sa condo ko pina-upo ko muna siya sa sala. She asked me pa nga kung gusto ko daw. �Ouch! Sakit ng ulo ko! >.� Tapos bigla nalang tumahimik� after ilang minutes nagsalita ulit si Matteo. I saw yung hurt na nararamdaman niya nung sinabi niya yung mga words na yun.� � nagising si Matteo sa kakasigaw ko� paano ba naman kasi! >. humiga nalang siya sa sofa. alis na ako.<� �Gising ka na pala�. Hindi niya lang siguro pinapakita sa iba niyang friends pero ako mismo. Pagkaupo niya nga nagopen na siya ng isang bottle. �Dahan-dahan ka lang sa paginom mo� magdadrive ka pa diba?� �Hindi noh! Kaya ko to!� After nun tumahimik na� wala nang nagsasalita saamin� maya-maya she started crying� nakakatatlong bottles na rin siya ng vodka kaya wala na siya sa sarili niya. pero may tama pa. I carried her to my room to let her sleep in my bed.<� � yun yung una kong nasabi when I woke up� pagkadilat ko ng eyes ko napansin ko na wala ako sa room ko tapos nakita ko si Matteo na natutulog sa sofa� �HALA!! Nasaan ako?! Hindi ko to room huh?! >. kasi she started to shout and hurt her self. Kawawa rin pala si Erika.

o Anyways� thanks nalang.� .< �O.<� � halata mong naiirita na si Matteo :)))))) �Naku naman!!! Kunyari pa kayo!!! I�ll call kuya!! And Mom!! Ang Dad!! *EVIL LAUGH* Hindi ka naman kasi nagsasabi na may girlfriend ka na Matteo eh!!� �Ate!! Hindi nga!!�� hindi na siya pinag salita nung ate niya� �Tumigil ka!! Anyways� Hi I�m Khayela Jade illustre� just call me ate Khaye� ATE Ni MATT and this is Timothy BF ko!!!! :)� Mwahahahaha!!! Magantihan na nga �tong si Matteo sa pag-kiss niya saken sa cheeks!!! I�m so evil talaga!! Ok lang yan!! >:)))) �Hi ate Khaye!! I�m Khristine Erika Ortega� GiRLFRiEND ni Matteo� nice meeting you po :)� Matteo gave me an evil glare!! Mwahahaha!!! I�m sooooo bad!!! Tapos bigla akong hinila ni Matteo sa room niya�.. . �Ano ba Erika!!! Bakit mo ginawa yun?!� �Wala lang!! >:))))� �tamo nga yang tawa mo nakakatakot!! Bakit mo ginawa yon?!� �Wala lang nga!! :P� �Ok fine. . �MAAATTTTTEEEEOOOO!!!!!� � grabe sumigaw yung ate niya! Ang sakit sa ears!! :)))))) �Ate?! Bakit?!� � Natarantang tumakbo si Matteo saamin. :))))) �MAY GIRLFRIEND KA NA PALA?!� � ang lakas talaga ng boses ng ate niya >.<� �Ate! Hindi ko siya girlfriend!! I hardly know her!! Kakakilala ko lang sakanya kahapon!! Tinulungan ko lang siya!!! >.< So� ayun. .o!!! Hindi niya po ako girlfriend!!! Tinulungan niya lang po ako! >.o ano namang kapalit yun?� �Pagiisipan ko pa�� *DING DONG!!!!!!!* �SHOOT!! Si ATE!!!! Pupunta nga pala siya dito ngayon!! Magtago ka nga!!� � utusan ba naman ako?! >.� �Ginawa ko yun?! O. .� �Anong thanks?! May kapalit yun!!� O. . �Ate� Maguusap lang kami nito ah!� � Tapos sinalpak niya yung door tapos ni lock nya pa as in!! . . . Pagkalabas ko ng room niya saktong nandoon pala yung ate niya! As in napasigaw yung ate niya tapos nabitawan niya yung baso na hawak niya. Ganito nalang� naa-alala mo ba yung kapalit na sinabi ko kanina??� �Yes and why?!� � tumaas na yung isa kong kilay :))) GANTiHAN LANG TOH!! :))))) �Yung kapalit na yon is�.o �O.ka nalang nakatulog sa sofa sa living room� kaya yun� dinala na kita dito. Magpapanggap ka na girlfriend sa buong family ko at hindi lang �to magtatagal ng 1 week. Nagtago ako ng ilang minutes sa room niya� ang boring dito! So I decided na lumabas umalis nanaman ata kasi yung ate niya eh.

^_^� �huh?! Ate sure ka?! Bakit daw??� �Wala lang� gusto lang nilang makilala si Erika. .�O.o?? Pupunta na tayo doon? I don�t have anything to wear� Uuwi nalang muna ako sa bahay� � � singit naman ako sa usapa ng mag kapatid! :) �Don�t worry Erika� daan nalang tayo sa mall� ako na bibili ng clothes mo� and I�ll buy you contact lenses na rin� hindi bagay sayo naka glasses eh� Total Make-over na �to!!!� �Ate hindi na kailangan. ^___^� � palaki ng palaki yung smile ni ate ah! �Papayag naman si Erika ate eh� What time daw ba pupunta doon?� �Kahit anong oras daw� wala naman daw silang work eh�^____^� �Ganon pala eh� di pede na pala tayo pumunta doon ngayon? Wala kasing food dito :P� �Ok lang� pero wala pa sigurong food na nakahanda doon� paluto nalang tayo kay manang ^______^� �O.< hindi pa naman ako sanay mag hills :|. . . contact lenses. . �What�s happening here? Ok lang ba kayong dalwa?� � tanong ng ate niya� Sabay lang kami tumingin ni Matteo sakanya tapos nagsmile� . . Mom.<� �HA!!! Ikaw nag umpisa nito! Magtiis ka!!� � ah� magtiis pala ah!! Ikaw ang magtiis!! >:)))) �KAPAL MO!!!! And YOU�RE SOOOOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!� � As in sinigawan ko siya� Tapos tumahimik na� Tapos kumatok yung ate niya sa door� siguro narinig niya akong sumigaw. . Actually hindi shoes� parang doll shoes siya na may super taas na hills! >. colored contact lenses: One is voilet and the other one is clear lang� tapos siya na rin bumili ng shoes ko.) Pagkalabas namin kwarto. kakahiya naman eh� ako nalang bibili :)� �NO! Hindi pwede ako bibili ng dress. and shoes mo� tapos daan na rin tayo sa salon� papa make-over kita! :>� Pagkapunta namin sa mall .o?? Bakit more that 1 week?! Sabi mo nung una 1 week lang!!! Ano ba Matteo!! �Wag naman ganyan!!! >.. . �Yes ate! Ok lng kami!� Chapter 5 � Make-over?! Pagkaclose ng door ng ate ni Matteo� tawa kami ng tawa� kahit hindi namin alam ano pinagtatawanan namin! :)))) kulit rin pala toh noh?! Wala! Ewan! Siguro tuwang-tuwa lang kami. .tapos ganyan na yung smile . Tapos we went straight pa sa salon� pagkatapos noon I can�t believe na ako parin toh! Ibang iba yung look ko!! ^__________________________^ . nonood lang sila ng TV tapos bigla nalang� �Matteo! Kuya. and Dad is inviting Erika for diner. Grabeng make-over itetch!!! Ate bought me 3 dresses.. . nakita namin na magkatabi si ate Khaye and kuya Tim.

O.V.o Still Matteo�s P.< Chapter 6 � Like?! As in like?! O. Actually lagi ko siyang tinitignan sa school. .O. >. And yes. THERE�s SOMETHiNG THAT I LiKE ABOUT HER�.. Naawa ako kay Erika nung nasa mall na kami!! Kung saan saan kasi siya hinihila ni ate!! :)))) Sunod nalang kami ng sunod ni kuya Tim. Mahal nga ng binili niya eh! White gold! Siguro mahal niya talaga si ate� Bago kami lumabas ng store nanisipan kong ibili si Erika� hindi ko alam kung bakit� pero there�s something about her eh�. . . . . ? Timothy Torralba ? Super tall � MVP sa University nila ate. pareho kaming 4th year pero hindi niya kami kilala kasi . -. ? Super close na sa family namin..) BABY BRO!!! =))))))))) �Thanks for all of these ate ah!!� � Close na agad kami oh!! :) Matteo�s P. . �Kelan pa naging kayo ng girlfriend mo Matt? Hindi ka nagsasabi saamin ah! *SMUG*� � tanong niya saakin. . Yun� bumili siya. Tama yung nabasa nyo. . �Kahapon lang. .-� �Wow!! Kahapon lang tapos nasa condo mo na agad?! Sobra ka naman ata tol!!� �Walang nangyari saamin!! Bakit ba kayo lahat ganon iniisip nyo?! Mga GREEN!!! :))))� �Samaha mo naman ako oh! Bibilan ko sana ng necklace si ate mo� hindi ko alam kung anong gusto niya eh!� �Ano ba naman yan kuya Tim!! :))) 3 years na kayo di mo parin alam gusto niya?! Hina mo �tol! :))))� � Para narin kaming magkapatid no? �Sige na �tol!! Samahan mo na�ko! :))))))� �Oo na sige na! ^-^v� So yun� sinamahan ko siya! Ano ba naman kasi magagawa ko kay kuya Tim diba?! �La akong laban dun! Papagalitan pa ako ni ate! :)))) Pumunta kami sa jewelry store� pagkapasok namin tinanong agan ni kuya Tim kung may mga necklace sila na heart yung pendant. . There�s something I like about her.V. .ko! Hahaha!! :)))))) �Tingnan mo! Nung naayusan ka lalo kang gumanda!! Buti nalang ikaw naging girlfriend ng baby bro ko! I super like you talaga!!� � WOW! Like na agad ah! . . School mates. . ? Super sikat! Pinagkakaguluhan ng mga girls� pero StiCK TO ONE lang siya ^_^ ? 3 years na yung relationship niya with ate.

Ang ganda niya! Sobrang ganda! Love at first site?! :))) yaaaaayyy!! Ang corni! Pero.magkaibang section kami� tsaka bago lang kasi siya.� � ang ikli namin magusap ni ate no? :> �Kuya Tim! Sabi ni ate sa car nalang daw tayo maghintay.. pero may isang time na sinundan ko siya� friendly pero masungit.< Stop panicking Erika!!! STOP!!! Mukha ka nang baliw kaka- kausap mo sa sarili mo Erika!! Tumigil ka na nga!! Tigil na!! >.. ....< �Baby koooo!!!! May girlfriend ka na pala! Di mo sinasabi saamin ni papa mo!� � LOL!! BABY KO?! :))))))) �Hey Matt! Parating na si kuya mo galing airport�� � ayos ah!! Parang magkapatid lng sila ng dad niya. mabait pero may pagka maldita din� Pero I like her. �May balak ka bang pasakayin ako sa car mo?!� � ang sungit talaga! Ganda pa naman! Bumaba ako sa car tapos binuksan yung door para papasukin siya. Syempre naman! Maganda kasi kami! :)))) Tapos nung nakita na kami ni Matteo hindi siya makapagsalita! LOL!! Napipe dahil sa kagandahan ko!! :))))) Sinabihan ko pa nga na papasukin ako ng kotse bago niya pa ako pagbuksan ng pinto! :)))) Hangang pagdating namin sa bahay nila walang nagsasalita saamin�.. .O.< Ano sasagot ko pagnagtanong sila?! >. Hindi naman sa stalker ako. nakatulala lang siya saakin! �Hoiii!!! Kanina ka pa hindi nagsasalita dyan ha? Napipe ka siguro sa kagandahan ko noh?!� �Asa ka! Kapal mo naman!! Kakakilala lang natin kahapon ganyan ka na!! Kapal!� �Masanay ka na dahil makapal talaga mukha ko!! :)))) Pagkapasok namin sa house sumalubong agad saamin parents ni Matteo� heto nanaman ako! Nanginginig nanaman tuhod ko! Hindi ko na alam gagawin ko! >.. d nga! Ang ganda niya talaga! As in first time ko mapatulala dahil sa isang babae!! Ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganyang kagandang binibini!! LOL!!! Kurne ko! :)))) Nandoon na si Erika sa may window ko� nakatulala pa rin ako! Hindi ko alam sasabihin ko eh! Tapos nagsign siya na ibaba ko daw yung window�. Pagkasakay ko hindi parin ako nagsalita� hindi ko alam sasabihin ko eh� Hanggang sa dumating kami sa bahay wala parin nagsasalita� Erika�s P.. Tapos after ilang minutes pa nakita ko na si ate� tapos si Erika� . �Mom! Pls stop calling me baby! Dad!! Saan galing si kuya?! Di niya sinabi na aalis siya ah!� �Pumuntang Singapore nung isang araw� may kailangan daw ayusin.tumatawag si ate :) �Hello? Ate bakit?.. Tumitingin lang siya saakin!! :)))) Tapos pagkababa namin ng car sa bahay nila. Luckily nung tumawag . Pinagtitinginan kami ng lahat ng tao nung lumabas kami ni ate Khaye sa mall. ah ok sige... O.V...� Nakasakay na kami ni kuya Tim sa mga sarili naming kotse. *RiNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!* ...O ...

Well� the truth is�. Nakaupo lang kami sa tabi ng pool nun tapos umiinom ng wine >. �Ano nga?! >�<� � kulit eh noh?! :)))) . My girlfriend� � Nailang pa sa pagsabi ng my girlfriend ah?! :)))) �Hi po! Nice meeting you po.. kaya siguro hindi mo kami masyadong nakikita kasi lagi kaming busy sa mga practice namin�� �Eh pano mo nalaman na Erika yung name ko?! Stalker much?!� -Nagsmile lang siya� waaaaahhh!!!!!!! He�s super cute!!! Hindi na nga cute eh!! Gwapo na!!! He really looks like Albie Casino!!! :�> �Do you want me to really tell the truth?!� �tanong niya saakin� :�> �DUH?! Of course!! Mamaya dyan may masama ka na palang balak saakin eh!! Magsabi ka lang para masumbong kaagad kita sa Lolo ko. :)))))� �Oo na!! Eto na nga oh!! Wala kasing preno yang bibig mo eh!!.< . �I LiKE YOU!!� >.Sardonyx. Dad. si Matteo naman nagyaya this time tapos 1 small glass lang naman :) Tapos kwentuhan ln� �Paano mo nga pala nalaman yung name ko kahapon? Hindi pa naman tayo nagkakakilala before diba?� � ako nanaman nagstart ng usapan ..o wow!!! movie room ah?! Tapos yung parents niya naman nagpaalam na rin�.o� �Oo! Kabilang section kami�.� � BAKLA!!! =)))))) �Hi Erika� I�m Matteo�s dad� so� kelan ka ba napasagot ng anak ko?� �Ka---� hindi ako pinatapos ni ate magsalita! :))) �Kahapon lang daw dad!!! Sige na!! punta muna kami ni Tim sa Movie room�� O.) �Hindi mo ba ako nakikita sa school?� � School?! Magkaparehas kami ng school?! Sabagay bago lang naman kasi ako.. . .si ate mo sakanya kanina pabalik na siya�� �Mom. . . . This is Erika�. Halos lahat sa section namin varsity. May gagawin daw yata? Tapos kami naman kumain nang lunch! Gutom na gutom na kaya ako noh?! Kanina pa kami hindi kumakain ni Matteo! Pano naman kasi walang food sa condo niya!! >. Dad!! Ano ba?! Parang wala tayong bisita ah!! �tamo nandito si Tim and Erika oh! Kung magusap-usap kayo parang wala tayong bisita! Parang ilang taon kasi kayong hindi nagkita ni Matteo!� �Ate! Ang haba nang sinabi mo! Iisa lang naman yung point! Anyways� Mom. :)� �Hi! Ikaw pala ang girlfriend ni Matt� alam mo ba nung una kala ko bakla na tong si Matteo kasi naman ikaw ang pinakaunang girl na pinakilala niya saamin. .. kaya siguro hindi ko pa siya kilala� :) �School?! Parehas tayo ng school?! O.< :)))) yah� I know! Addict much sa alchoholic beverages noh?! Pero. .< After namin kumain� nagtour kami sa buong bahay nila tapos after nun punta nalang kami sa pool side ng bahay nila. �� �. 4th year.� . . .

� O.o*SiLENCE!!!!* >. Well yah� of course that was kind of awkward�. Anyways� pagkasakay naman namin sa car namumutla tsaka nanghihina nanaman siya eh� So totoo rin yung sinabi niya� :) �Matteo� ayoko sa bahay :( Hatid mo nalang ako sa mall� shopping nalang ako! :)� �May sakit ka na nga magsho-shopping ka pa!!! Hindi pwede!! Saan ba bahay niyo?!� Walang sumagot.<� �Magtanong ka na lang sa tao sa pharmacy!!!� . Totoo naman yung sinabi ko kay ate Khaye eh� masama talaga pakiramdam ko pagkagising ko palang� lalo pang sumama pakiramdam ko nung sinabi pa yun ni Matteo� Matteo�s P. �Yah! I like you Erika�.<� �Bumili ka na lang ng gamot!! Tapos ipainom mo sakanya! Tapos kung ayaw bumaba ng lagnat niya dalhin mo na siya sa ospital!� �Anong gamot?! >.< Chapter 7 � Sick :( Wala paring nagsasalita saamin�.< So yun� sa condo ko nalang siya dinala� I carried her to my room tapos pinahiga ko lang siya dun� so� paano nga ba mag-alaga ng may sakit?? Hindi ako marunong!! >. Isipin mo.<� �May sakit?! Sino may sakit?� �Si Erika� Nasa condo ko nga siya ngayon eh�. ano yun? Stalker?! Hindi man lang siya nagpakilala sa school� kaya pala parang narinig ko na yung name niya� Buti nalang dumating na si ate Khaye� papa-alam na kasi ako eh :).�>. Pagkatingin ko tulog na tapos hindi ko na magising� Hindi ko alam kung saan bahay nila! >. uuwi na� ayoko magpaalam kay Matteo eh� baka kung ano-ano pa sabihin saaken!! :))))) �Matteo!! Erika!! Pasok na kayo sa loob� Maghahanda na si yaya ng food�. matagal na pala niya akong kilala.<� tawagan ko nalang si ate!! :D *Calling Ate�. . And nandyan na pala si kuya!!!� �Ate� Uwi na sana ako eh�� �Mamaya ka na umuwi! Dito ka na mag-dinner tsaka para ma-meet mo naman kuya namin ni Matt� Bakit ba? Ano ba nangyari sainyo ni Matteo at mukhang hindi kayo naguusap? � �Wala naman�� � singit naman itong si Matteo.o??� .< Like?! As in like.< �I�m not feeling well kasi ate eh�� �Oh� Sayang naman hindi ka makakasama sa dinner namin� :(� �Sorry ate� next time nalang :)� �Ate� I�m going home narin� Baka maging �hot topic� nanaman kasi ako sa family dinner natin�� �Oh�. Ang init niya!!! >. Hindi na rin kami nakasama ni Erika sa family dinner namin! Kasi naman eh!! Sinabi ko lang na I like her umarte na!! Nandoon pa naman sana si kuya� :( Well yah�.O.V.� Tapos yun� na meet ko rin naman kuya niya kaya lang saglit lang. like?! O.* �Hello?! Matteo? Bakit ka tumawag?� �Ate paano ba mag-alaga ng may sakit?! >. Ok! Ihatid mo nalang si Erika sa bahay nila�� Tapos tumingin saaken si ate� �Erika! Don�t bring your car nalang� pahatid ko nalang kay Matteo bukas sa bahay niyo. >.

:)� � tapos nagsmile nanaman!! Waaaaaaahhh!!! Gwapo talaga!! Albie is . ****SiLENCE!**** . bakit parang sobrang concerned siya sakin?? Hindi naman sa makapal ang aking beautiful face� :)))))) pero diba? Parang may something?? �Matt� Thanks sa pagalaga ah� :)� �No prob.. �Ok? That was kind of awkward�.. yes :). Hindi rin kasi ako makatulog eh� Maxadong concerned?? Actually. Really. Gising na pala siya! >. tulog parin siya� pera wala na siyang sakit :). really awkward� >.O. . Ok??.�Ate!! Punta ka nalang dito!! PLEASEEE!!! Tapos ikaw na bumili ng gamot!! SIGE NAAAA!!!>. I sat down beside her sa bed tapos nagbasa lang ng book� Hindi rin naman ako makapagbasa ng maayos. sabi ni ate pagpahingahin lang daw. Ako?? Wala lang� binantayan ko lang siya buong gabi...< Chapter 8 � Sweet naman!! :> :)))) Erika�s P. This is the first time I prepared breakfast for someone���. Hindi na rin ako pupunta ng basketball practice bukas.< �Goodmorning!!! Musta na pakiramdam mo? :)� �Ok na.. hindi ko na pala namalayan nakatulog na ako beside her :). I guess that was a bad joke :|. :).V. ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz����.<� �Ok fine. Pagkagising ko. .� After 30 minutes dumating na si ate!! Yehey!! :))))) Dala niya na yung gamot!! Yehey!! LOL! Parang bata!! :))))) Pina inom na ni ate si Erika ng gamot� after 1 hour hindi pa rin bumababa yung lagnat niya :(. para naman I can take care of her :). Sila ate and kuya Tim nagstay doon saglit tapos umalis na rin. na sige na! Ako na loka-loka!! :)))) Pero d nga� Bakit niya ako sinusundan sa school?? Bakit niya ako tinulungan sa mall (Chapter 1)� Bakit niya ako agad pinakilala sa family niya?? And last. kasi naman!! Sarap niya titigan eh! So yun� tinuloy ko lang yung pagbabasa ko ng book. breakfast in bed pa at may flowers pa! Para naman hindi na siya magulo sa pagtulog niya� basta yun. . Ano yang dala mo??� � hina ng boses niya� hindi ako sanay!! Malakas kasi lagi magsalita yan eh!! :> �Breakfast in bed!!� �Duh?! Alam ko!! Pero� may ganon?! Anong meron?? Masyado mo naman ata akong inaalagaan? � �Bakit? Ayaw mo nun?� �Hindi naman� Siguro kaya mo ginagawa to kasi�� In-love ka na saakin noh?! :> :))) NAKSSSS NAMAN!!!� �HUH?! HINDI AH!!!� . Nagbibiro lang naman eh! :( Pero� pwede rin! :))))) Oo. YEHEY!!!! Hinayaan ko nalang muna siya matulog so that I can prepare breakfast for her :). I�ll take care of her :) .

Sinunod ko siya.that you?! LOL!! :))))))) Masyado naman atang sweet� pinaghanda niya pa ako ng breakfast� sabagay� he likes me nga daw eh! :�> KiLiG NAMAN AKO!!! :)))))) �May lakad ka ba ngayon?� �Wala naman� bakit?� �Labas tayo :>� � Ang gwapo talaga!! :�> �Sige :D Saan tayo pupunta? :)� �Kung saan mo gusto! :>� �Glorietta nalan� Nood tayo movie tapos timezone!! Pwede ba?� �Oo naman! :)� YEHEY!!! Movie!!! YEHEY!!! Timezone!! :))))) Batang isip talaga ako!! Ok lang yan! :> Masyado kasi akong spoiled. lalo na sa lolo ko :) paano naman kasi: Only daughter. :) . �Wait tatanggal lang ako ng shoes! Magpapaa nalang ako� Nakahills ako eh!! Tapos naka dress pa!! Kaya ang hirap!! >. only apo na girl. Pagkadating namin doon siya rin namili ng movie.>:) hindi niya alam magaling din ako sumayaw!! :> :))))) �Sige na nga!! Kung sino matalo manlilibre ng Ice Cream!!� �Deal!! >:))))� �pumunta na kami doon :)� �Game?!� � Tanong niya.< So yun� naglaro kami :)))) Magaling rin pala siya sa Dance Revo! >. Ang hirap kaya maglakad ng may blindfold noh?! Kasi naman Matteo eh!!! :| BAADDD!!!!!!!! :( �Ano na?! Hindi pa ba pwede tanggalin?! Kasi naman eh!! Ang hirap kaya maglakad!! . After nun dumeretso na kami sa Timezone!! YEHEEEEEEY!!!!!!!! �PPSSSSTTTTT!! Dun tayo sa basketball!! :>� �Ayoko dun!! Talo ako sayo eh!! Basketball player ka eh!! :P Dun nalang tayo sa Dance Revo :P PLEASEEE!!! *pout effect*� -. Tumahimik na ko� Ilang minutes pa tinulungan niya na akong bumaba ng car tapos tinulungan niya rin ako maglakad. hindi rin ako masyadong nagenjoy kasi hindi ako Harry Potter fan :(.< Baka matalo ako! :( �Lapit na yan mag give up oh!! Ako na panalo!! :)))))� �Hindi pa nga tapos yabang mo na agad!! :| BAD KAA!!!!� Tinuloy lang namin yung paglaro hangang sa nanonood na saamin yung mga tao :) in the end ako rin nanalo!! Tapos umupo muna kami� Kakapagod eh� �Galing mo naman pala sumayaw eh!! :)))))� � Matteo �Oo naman!!! ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM! ICE CREAM! :))))� -Tapos nagsmile nanaman siya!! Yheii!!! Gwapo talaga!! �Oo na!! Kulit� YEHEYYY!!! Binili niya na ako ice cream sa dairy queen!! (fave ko!!) :)))) Niyaya niya na ako doon sa car� pero bago kami sumakay ng car sabi niya may surprise daw siya saakin! YHIEEEEE!!! Kilig nanaman ako! :�> :)))))) Nilagyan niya ako ng blindfold para nga daw surprise� �Saan mo ba kasi ako dadalhin?! :| Kakainis ka! Kailangan mo pa guluhin hair ko! :| � �Wag ka na nga maarte! Tumahimik ka nalang�� Ok fine.

Pero sabi niya saakin he likes me� and it seems like he�s really serious :�>� �At kilig ka naman friend?! Are you falling for him already???? O.V.V. Hindi man lang niya ako ginising para naman maayos yung tulog niya! Yan tuloy pagkagising niya masakit yung balikat niya! >.o?� �Ewan� Parang� hindi ko alam eh >. �Psssstttt!! Erika!! Nandito sila ate :)� � yan na siya! Gwapo talaga ever!! :))))) Tapos hinawakan niya hand ko! Yhieee!! Kilig talaga ever!! :�> tapos nilapitan namin sila ate :) So yun� kwentuhan� tapos niyaya niya ako sa loob nung house� Umupo lang kami doon sa sofa tapos nood ulit ng movie with popcorn and drinks pa! Yhieee!! :�> :)))) Hindi ko na namalayan na nakatulog na ako sa may kalagitnaan ng movie� sa shoulders niya pa!! Paano ko nalaman? Kasi naman pagkagising ko nakasandal parin ako sakanya. Ok� lets just clear some things up� baka naman masabihan niyo pa ako ng kung ano- ano mabilis talaga ako mahulog for one person� :).o?? Wow�. Pero kung kay Matteo� parang sobrang bilis naman :).� �Super thanks talaga� :)� � sabay hug! YEHEY!!! MAY HUG NA AKO!! :D Tapos I gave her the necklace (Chapter 5)� :) Erika�s P.<� �Ano ka ba!!! Alam mo namang hindi ka pwede main-love!! Yung as in super love!! Lagot ka sa lolo mo!� � pinutol ko na sinsabi niya! Haba eh! �Alam ko!!� Chapter 9 � Hindi pwede toh! :(((( Erika�s P.O. Sobra na toh!! Kinikilig na talaga ako!! :�> Imagine nagarrange pa siya ng party for me� isa-isa niya pa hinagilap mga close friends ko� wala naman akong masabi kundi thanks� tapos hinug ko nalang siya� tagal rin yung hug na yun ah!! Parang ayaw na nga namin magbitaw eh!! Yhieeeeee!! Kilig to the max!! :�> Tapos he gave me a necklace pa� necklace na parang promise ring yung pendant :�> Kiligness to the max talaga forever!!! :)))) :�> �HOY!! Tama na nga muna yang hug nyo!! Parang ayaw niyo na pakawalan isat-isa nyan ah� � Panira naman si Lia eh! :( :P �Weh?! Ang corni mo!! Panira ka talaga ng moment ever!! :P� � me :) �Sige na sama ka na muna kay Lia� Maya ko nalang suot sayo yung necklace :)� Tapos lumayo na kami ni Lia� :) �FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!! What�s happening to the world ba?! Kala ko ba fake lan toh?!� � tanong saakin ni Lia :) �Yah� I know�. �Tinulungan ako ni Lia magplan para dito :).Hoiiii!!! Ano ba?! **REMOVES BLINDFOLD** O. I-ika� na-nag�. Pagkatanggal ko ng blindfold niya hindi siya makapagsalita! Speechless much?! 1st surprise ko palang yan for her :). I prepared a small party for her� with close friends lang. poolside na may petals yung pool :) medyo formal.< pero sweet parin! :�> .V.O.O.� � hindi na ako makapagsalita :| WOW talaga eh! OVER KILIGNESS TO THE MAX!!!!!!! :�> Matteo�s P.

� � yaman much?! Ganon talaga spoiled eh!! :> �Ok!! :D� Tapos pumunta na kami sa garden� sa may pool. Si lolo lang ang may care saakin� yung nga lang minsan super strict� and lahat ng gusto niya dapat masunod� pero kahit ganon.Matteo�s P. si papa naman nasa U. Ouch! Sakit ng balikat ko >.S.V.O.O. Erika�s P. Why don�t we make this real??� �anong this??� �Yung fake relationship�� �Why should we do that??� �Because� I love you� �Weeeeehhhh?! Kala mo naman maniniwala ako agad! :P :))))� Tapos tinabi niya yung car sa side tapos bumaba siya� :( nu nanaman nagawa ko?? �Sa tingin mo ba nagbibiro ako??� � galit?? Kakatakot naman! Sigawan you want . �Matt nakita mo ba glasses ko?!� �Hindi� wear your contact lenses nalang� I�ll buy you new glasses pag pauwi na tayo :). �Hindi ko na nabigay sayo to kagabi�� � Matteo Tapos bigla nalang siya tumayo tapos pumunta sa likod ko�. super love ko siya!! :D and ok lang naman kay lolo na hindi ako umuwi ng 3 days� basta hangang 3 days lan� :)� �So kailangan na pala kita ihatid mamaya?? Daan muna tayo sa mall para mabili kita glasses�� Pagkakain namin pinagbihis niya na ako! Uwi na ako eh!! Yehey!!! Miss ko na si lolo!! Kaya lang baka pagnakita niya si Matt� :( Kasi naman eh!! :(((( Drama much?? Kasi naman!! Ok fine sabihin na nating may feelings ako kay matt :( Pero si lolo�.V. Yhiieeee!! Kilig talaga ever!! :))) yung necklace pala yun� siya pa mismo naglagay� bigla kasi akong tinawag ni Lia nung ibibigay niya na saakin kahapon yun eh� Tapos umupo ulit siya doon sa seat niya� Hinawakan niya yung hand ko habang tinititigan ako! Yhieee!! KiLiG TALAGA!! :))) **Bigla kong hinila hand ko** �HOY!! Matutunaw na ako sa kakatitig mo saakin oh!!� �Eh� kasi naman!! Ganda mo eh!!� �:))) Patawa ka rin eh noh?! Kala mo kung sino kang seryoso na tao� yun pala hindi :))))� �Anyways� Hindi ka ba hinahanap ng parents mo?? 3 days ka nang hindi umuuwi sainyo ah�� �Parents ko?? Wala naman silang care saakin eh� si mama nasa Germany. daan tayo sa mall. Tapos nag-eat na kami ng breakfast. :( Nakapunta na kami sa mall!! YEHEYY!!!! Binili niya ako ng 2 glasses para daw pagnawala ko yung isa may isa pa!!! Yehey!! :))))) super spoiled noh? So yun� nasa car na kami :) �Erika�.<! Aus lang yan :)! Si Erika naman yung dahilan eh! Yhiiieeee! Sweet much? :)))) Ako parin unang nagising!! Hahahahaha!! :)))) Nagpahanda na ako kay yaya ng breakfast namin :) pool side ulit! :D ayos lang yun! Para kahit papano sweet� :) Inaayos ko lang yung hair niya tapos bigla na siyang nagising� ang haggard niya kase eh! :)))) �Goodmorning muffin :)� � bakit muffin?? Kasi mahilig siya sa banana muffins na may nuts and chocolates :) kulitan ln namin yan� :) Nagsmile lang siya� Tapos humiga muna ulit siya sa sofa tapos pumikit saglit�.

V. As in galit na titig! Kakatakot naman si lolo oh!! Ano nanaman ginawa ko?? �Lo� Mano po! :)� � nakasmile pa ako nyan ah!! Kahit natatakot ako! :| ***SLAP!!!!*** Napa-iyak nalang ako bigla :((((( bakit naman kasi?? Ano nanaman ginawa ko?? �Lo---� pinutol niya agad sasabihin ko :( �What�s this Erika??? I already told you before na wag kang magboyfriend!!!� Bigla niyang hinagis yung pictures namin ni Matt sa party� yung magkahug kami.sigawan you get! �OO!!! Tatlong araw palang kaya tayo magkakilala??� �Alam ko!!� � Matteo �Alam mo pala eh!! Bakit mo sinasabi agad yan saakin??� �Kase nga I LOVE YOU!!! I LOVE YOU ERIKA ORTEGA!!!� >. Pero� :( pano naman si Matt?? :(((( Nu ba yan!! Si lolo kasi eh!! :(((( **RiiiiiiiNG!!!!! RiiiiiiiiiNG!!!!** [pagkatingin ko unknown yung number� so sinagot ko] �Hello?!� �Erika��� parang super weak nung bosses niya� sino ba to?? �Sino to?� �Ano ba nagawa ko sayo kanina?? Bakit ka biglang umalis??� � ok?? Umayos na ung bosses niya� si Matteo pala >. . habang kumakain kami ng ice cream na nakasandal ako sakanya.O. .O fiance?? Tomorrow?? :((((( I�m sooooo sorry Matt! :((((( Pagka-akyat ko sa room ko nakita ko may malaki pala akong cut sa right arm ko� : ( ayaw tumigil magdugo� nilagyan ko nalang ng bandage yung buong arm ko :( Siguro sumagi ako doon sa basag na vase nung tinulak ako ni lolo :( So yun� ni lock ko na yung door nung room ko tapos nagpalit na ng damit. :( Chapter 10 � Lolo! :( Erika�s P. .< Tapos nilapitan niya ako� �I warned you before!� � halatang halata mo na galit siya� �Go upstairs! Matulog ka na!! You�ll meet your fiance and his family tomorrow�� � tapos he glared at me as in super kakatakot na glare! O. Binaba ko nalang yung phone. Humiga na ako sa bed.< . � OMG!! Pinasundan ako ni lolo!! :((((( �Lo!! Hindi ko po siya boyfriend!!� � iyak na talaga ako ng iyak nun� Alam ko naman kasi kung anong kayang gawin ni lolo� maxado siyang makapangyarihan :( �But you love him� tama ba ako??� � Hinawakan niya ako sa face tapos biglang tinulak�.< hindi pwede toh!!! :(((( �I Love you Matteo pero I�m sorry� :(((� Tapos sumakay na ako ng taxi tapos umuwi na� Lagot ako kay lolo :(. nung nag timezone kami. tapos yung breakfast kaninang umaga. Nasa gate palang ng bahay natatanaw ko na si lolo :(�. Hindi na ako nakasagot sa sobrang takot ko >. Pagkababa ko palang ng taxi tinitigan niya na ako�. 3 messages** . tapos kinuha ko yung phone ko� **15 missed calls.

Z.z.) Erika! Pls answer my calls� Is there something I said or I did wrong?? Kung meron man sorry na :( -end 3rd message: From: Albie look-alike!! .o Terrence?? Sino yun? :( Chapter 11 � Terrence Pagkatingin ko sa watch 7:00 na pala� so nagayos na ako!! Yehey!!! I�m so beautiful .z. Maya maya naramdaman ko may tumulo nang luha galing sa mata ko:(.<� �Sa tingin mo ba nagloloko lang yung lolo mo nung halos patayin ka na nya kagabi?? Buti ng hiwa lang yung nakuha mo eh!. . kilala mo ba kung sino??� �Hindi ko alam eh� basta narinig ko Terrence daw ang pangalan� 3rd year college daw� siguro mga 19 na� .z.z.< �Magayos ka daw para mamaya�� �yaya �Para saan daw??� �Engagement party mo daw� Naano yang braso mo?! Bakit puro dugo yan?!� �Wala yan! Siguro sumabit dun sa basag na vase nung tinulak ako ni lolo� O.z.Z.Z. .o?! Totoo yon?? Kala ko binibiro lang ako ni lolo >.Z.z.� �Ya. O.Z.Z. . Nagising nalang ako nung may kumatok sa door� sino nanaman kaya yun?? Pag si lolo ayaw ko buksan yung door� Pag si yaya?? Hihingi ako food� gutom na ako eh :P �Sino yan??� �Erika!! Si yaya to!! Open mo na yung door� � sosial si yaya noh?! Ganyan talaga yan!! Mas close pa nga ako kay yaya kaysa kay mama eh� �YA!!!!! I sooo miss you na!!� � tapos may dala siyang food!! YEHEY!!!! Tapos lumabas ulit� may kukunin daw� O.Z����� ..Z.o as in Channel!! :))) Napakasosyalin rin talaga ni lolo eh noh?! Nagalit na nga saakin binili pa ako ng Channel dress with matching bag and shoes! :))))) Pero galit parin ako skanya! >.z.. .Z. Wow!!! O.z.Lahat nung missed calls galing kay Matteo :( Pagkabukas ko pa nung messages puro Matteo nanaman :( 1st message: From: Albie look-alike!! .o �Ya!! Ano yan?!� � May dala siyang super big box!! As in!! �Ano pa ba?? Pinapabigay ng lolo mo�� Pagkababa ni yaya nung box sa bed�.) Erika?? -end 2nd message: From: Albie look-alike!! . .) Pls anwer my calls� :( -end Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko:(.Z. Ilang minutes pa hindi ko namalayan nakatulog na ako� :( Z.z.z.

o! . Suotin ko daw >.< Hindi ba pwedeng wag na ituloy to?? Kaya lang baka mapatay ako ni lolo :( Baka kung ano parin magawa niya kay Matteo pag hindi natupad yung pinakapangarap niyang company partnership� �Insan!!!!!!!!!! I sooooooooo miss you na!!!� �hahaha� talaga?!� � sabay hug! :)))) tipid sumagot! :))) �Oo talaga!! :)))))� �You look really different!! Laki ng pinagbago mo! Tapos ngayon malalaman ko engaged ka na?� �Engaged nga� Pilit naman!!!! >.ang lakas naman kumatok!! Siguro silo lolo yan� Pinunasan ko agad yung face ko para mawala namn yung tears� :( Buti nalang wala akong make-up! :))))) �Erika� you look beautiful�� �Thanks lo�� � no chance eh� sumunod nalang :( �Naghihintay na si Alfred sa car� sakanya ka na sumabay� � Buti nalang nandito si Insan!! Tagal na rin namin hindi nagkikita ah� siguro almost 3 years :P Kinakabahan na ako� >.) Erika!!!!!! :((((( -end Humiga na lang ako sa bed� Wala na akong pake kung magulo man yung hair ko or magusot man yung dress ko!! Grabe� 3 days lang pala pwede ka nang magfall para sa isang tao� Sinalpak ko nalang yung earphones sa ears ko para mawala naman ako sa napakagulo kong mundo! Sakto naman pagka-play its over yung kanta� so un� napaiyak na ako� :( Tapos ako naman ito si sobrang drama� ayun! Kinuha ko yung picture naming dalawa yung doon sa party� tapos sabay hawak doon sa necklace na bigay niya� :(((( Lalo lang tuloy akong umiyak� :( **KNOCK KNOCK!!!** . Nung nagkita kami ni lolo may binigay siyang engagement ring saakin.[text yon!! :)))))] 1 new message!! From: Albie look-alike!! . Ayaw ko nga! So binalik ko nalang kay lolo :P. o nakakausap man lang!!� �Owwwkay?? So� kaya ka rin siguro may cut sa arm mo no??� �Exactly!� � always my line! :P Sabay lang kami dumating nila lolo sa venue. Buti nalang pumayag! >. Si Alfred nalang ata kasama ko buong gabi eh! Tapos biglang O.< So yun� paikot-ikot lang kami ni Alfred sa venue.talaga!! LOL :)))))) Happy pa eh noh?? Nu kaya ginagawa ni Matt?? :( **Toooot!!!** -.<� �What do you mean pilit? Si lolo?? Pinipilit ka? Imposible yata yan? Teka nga!! Sumakay na muna tayo sa car!! Malate pa tayo sa engagement party mo eh!!� ? Alfred Ortega ? Pinsan ko sa father side:) ? More like my bestfriend Nakasakay na kami sa car niya!! �Ok� tuloy mo na kinukwento mo!!� �Ganito kasi yun� Si lolo� ginawan ako ng arranged marriage� so yung �fiance� ko na yan� hindi ko pa nakikita. hindi ko pa nakilala.<.

. Nasa stage na pala si lolo. :( Parehas kaming nagugulat sa mga nangyayari dito! >.< At ang masama pa doon� MAY NAKAKITA!! �Woooaaaaahhh!!! Erika!! Who the hell is this??� � yung nakakita saamin� . Kahit ako nagulat sa ginawa ko! >. >.V. Nung tumakbo si Matteo palabas ng venue sinundan ko siya kahit halata mo na galit na galit si lolo sa ginawa ko� pero hinabol ko parin siya� �Matt!! I�m so sorry!� � tears started to roll down my face :( �Erika naman� bakit hindi mo agad sinabi??� �Ayokong masaktan ka Matt�� �Well� you already did :|� �How can you even prove na mahal mo ko kung 3 days palang tayo magkakilala?� � ako. di nandito yung family niya� tapos si Matteo nandito rin?? >. �Matt!! I�m so sorry!� � tapos umiiyak na siya :( Chapter 12 � Takas?? >.O .^� � buti nalang nakatakas! >.o!! Bakit nandoon daddy ni Matteo?! O. Nagkatinginan pa kami eh! :( Nag-clap pa lahat ng tao eh! Nananadya?! Tataranta na nga ako dito eh! Hindi ko na alam gagawin ko! >. this is Khayela she�s in 2nd year college. tapos hinabol rin ako ni Erika� halos lahat ng tao nagtitinginan saamin O. . . kasama si� Daddy ni Matteo! O. Heto nanaman ako� naluluha nanaman! :((((( �This is Erika and Alfred my grandchildren� � lolo Umakyat rin ng stage sila Matteo� tapos pinakilala ng dad nila �So� ito mga anak ko� this is Matteo his in 4th year HS now.O Matteo�s P.O.O. parang bigla nalang akong nanghina� Tumakbo nalang ako palabas ng venue.< .O <.O. pumunta naman kami! Pagka-akyat namin doon nakita ko si Matt. I HATE YOU KUYA. .V. Ortega�s granddaughter.< Pagkatalikod namin� Bigla nalang tumapat yung ilaw saamin ni Alfred. Kaya pala siya nagsorry nung bago siya umalis� . and this is Terrence. Nung narinig ko yung sinabi ni dad na yun. Sige na!! I need to do something pa eh!! ^. 3rd year college and the future husband of Mr. O.< Matteo�s P.ganyan yung reaction namin ni Matteo.< Nu ba naman kasi eh!! Nagkatitigan lang kami ni Matteo ng ilang minutes� wala lang� as in titigan. .�Erika?? Bakit nandito ka?� � ate Khaye?! Kung ganon.< Erika�s P.V.o?! So yun� tinawag na kami ni lolo sa stage.< Bakit sila nandito?? :(((((( �Hi ate!! :) This is Alfred my cousin�.� � O.

< Nu ba tong dalawang to! Kambal ba to?! :))))) So yun� tinawagan ko si yaya. �Bakit ayaw mo?? Sige bawiin ko nalang� �Wag mo na bawiin sinabi mo na eh!!� -.< �So� Erika� this is your Boyfriend and your fiance is over there? Sigurado ako galit na galit na si lolo doon sa loob ngayon� so if I were you babalik na ako doon.< ginawa yun ng lolo niya?? �Wait� ginawa yan ng lolo mo sayo?� ang laki kaya nung hiwa noh?! Halata mo naman eh� halos buong arm niya kaya nakabalot ng bandage.< Pero I wont leave without my things! :( �Alfred. Ayoko naman nang umuwi sa bahay ni lolo! Baka naman mamatay ako doon! >.) �Nu ba yan Erika!! Dami mong dala!! Bigat pa ng maleta mo!! >. Matt� daan muna tayo sa house please?� �ERIKA!!!?� � Sabay pa silang dalawa ah?? �but I won�t leave without my things :|� �Ok fine.� �Hi! Nice meeting you! :)� � Alfred Nakatingin lang ako kay Erika� Actually I�m not paying attention to his cousin� Kakainis eh� lagi nalang maysingit!! >. this is my cousin Alfred Ortega. Good thing nag-offer si insan.Alfred �Yeah. pero� resthouse?? Niyo?? Sigurado ako alam ni lolo yun noh!� � erika! :) �Hindi niya yun alam� bago palang yun!� �Well� I think that�s a good idea�� me :) Erika�s P. this is my BOYFRIEND Matteo :D� �Kuya niya? You mean kuya niya si Terrence??� �Yup!! :D Kaya nga kami aalis eh!� �YA!! Pasok muna ako ah!! Wala pa naman si lolo eh!! :D Sama ko na rin si Matt� �Sige� bilisan mo lang ha!! Baka mahuli ka pa nang lolo mo�� .� � teka lang?! Boyfriend?? �Tama ba narinig ko??� � ako. sabi ko handa niya na lahat ng gamit including my favorite frog na stuffed toy!! :))))) Hindi naman kasi ako nakakatulog pag wala yun eh :( �Pano yung mga car namin??� � Ako :) �Ako na bahala dun! .< Sabagay� ugali nanaman yun ni Alfred eh� MANG-ASAR! �OO!!� �Lahat ng kailangan mo nandyan na sa maleta ha� Sigurado ka na ba sa desisyon mo??� �Oo naman!! Kaysa naman magpakasal ako sa kuya niya na hindi ko pa man din kilala� Anyways� yaya.O.V. Pero pupunta lang tayo doon pagwala si lolo!� � Alfred �Ayaw!! Gusto ko kasama ko mga things ko pag pumunta tayo sa resthouse niyo!!� �Erika naman eh! Gusto mo ba talaga magpakamatay?!� � Matt >. �Yes� :(� �Sabagay� eh saan kayo magsastay??� � Alfed �I have no idea���me :) �Sa resthouse nalang kaya namin� sa Tagaytay� that�s far enough nanaman para malaman ni lolo at ng parents mo na nandoon kayo diba?� -.Matteo �AHHEEEEEEMMMMM!!!!��Singit!! Sino ba kasi to?? �Oh! Anyways� Matt. Yaya packed my things na! YEHEY!!! :)))) isang malaking maleta! Dami no? ganyan talaga pag fashionista! .< �Papa-handa ko nalang kay yaya mga gamit ko tapos bigay niya nalang saatin sa labas ng gate.)� � Alfred Buti nalang wala pa si lolo nung dumaan kami sa bahay.� �Ako babalik doon??? Gusto mo ako mamatay?? Buti nga itong cut lang nato nakuha ko kagabi eh!!� >.< Maglalayas ka ba??� � Pang asar?? >. Ok?� �FINE!� � Sabay nanaman sila >.�My boyfriend.

< Kainis!! O. Bakit? And by the way� magkasama kayo ni Matteo sa room! :P� �WHAT?!� �Wow!! Violent reaction? :))))� � hala sige!! Mangasar ka lang!! Makakaganti rin ako sayo!! �TALAGA!!!! I HATE YOU ALFRED!!!! KAYO NALAN NI ATE KATH MAGSAMA!!!! >.O teka!! �3 lang yung rooms?!� napalakas ata yung pagsabi ko �Oo. Haii nako! Sigurado ako bibili nanaman to nang alak!! Ganon naman yan lagi pag may problema eh!! >. HE KiSSED HER!!! >.V. Then� . Sa car ko na sumakay si Matteo tsaka si Erika.O.< So yun� I followed Erika� tapos nakita ko may kasama siyang guy.o Atleast naman binigay nalang ni insan kay Matt� Pagkadating namin doon� �ate Kath!!! I soooo miss you na!! Musta na?? Hindi ka ba masyadong kinukulit ni insan?! :)))))� � hala! Sige tawanan lang kayo!! >.< So yun� pagbalik niya may dala ngang alak!! �Kulit mo ah!! Sinabi nang wag ka bumili nyan eh!! >.O.I�m really gonna miss this house! :( Matt and I went straight to my room na� umupo lang si Matt sa may window tapos ako naglibot libot sa room ko. nagpadaan muna siya sa 7eleven.V.V.< �Eh kasi siya eh!!! :P� .� � Ok� Alam niya na talaga sasabihin ko� >.< �I super hate you Alfre---waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! >.O.< Chapter 13 � 3 rooms lang?! :| Still Alfred�s P.< Nung papunta na kami sa Tagaytay� sa resthouse namin.< �Matt!! Si ate Kath� girlfriend ni insan!! :P� �hi! :)� � Sabay pa ah?! :))))) Erika�s P. And tama nga si yaya! Wala nang natira sa buong closet ko na importante! Good! :))))))) Pumunta rin naman kami sa bahay nila Matt para naman makakuha rin siya ng mga damit niya. . O.<� �Mag ingat ka nga! Para kayong bata ni Alfred!� � Buti nalang nasalo niya ako� muntik na ako mahulog sa stairs eh!! >.<� �Hindi pwede!! :P� As usual!! Nagwrestling kami ni Alfred! Ganyan naman lagi eh!! Para lang kaming bata!! �I Hate you!� �Mas hate kita!!! :P� �Ako! :)))) tapos sinasabunutan ko na si Alfred! Kasi naman!! Tapos sa sobra pa naming paga-away muntik pa ako mahulog sa stairs! >.< �Rika� don�t buy---� � me :) Rika rin tawag nang mga family namin sakanya� �Whatever. Wawa naman si insan! Kami na nga lang dalwa ang apo ganyan pa nangyri� Im helping her anyway� but when lolo finds out� I�m soooooo dead!! >.<� �Tapos binatukan ko siya� �Isa lang naman eh!! :P� � tapos biglang kinuha ni Matteo yung bottle� �Akin na lang yan! :P :)))))))� � Ang kulit netong dalwang toh!! Nu ba yan!! >. Tumakbo palabas ng venue si Erika� Halata mo sa face ni lolo na galit na siya! Kakatakot! >. Nag tour na kami sa bahay! YEHEY!! Ganda!! :))))) Mas maganda pa sa bahay ni lolo!! Nagstay muna si Matt and si ate Kath sa may pool :))))) Yun nga lang 3 lang yung rooms�. :) Alfred�s P.

V.< Buti nalang dumating si ate Kath!! Hindi ko kasi alam kung pano patigilin tong dalawang to eh!! >. Parang mga bata!! >. at least hiwalay kami ng closet! :P Tapos bigla na siyang pumasok�.O.O.< �Ano ba kasing pinagawayan niyo?!� �Kath �Eh kasi si Alfed!! Sabi niya share kami ni Matt ng room!! *pout effect*� � O.V.ganyan naman smile ko :)))))) Erika�s P. �Ano nanaman yang tinatawa-tawa mo dyan huh?! Masyado kang masaya!!! >.o �Yun lang pala eh!!� � ako �Tawa-tawa ka dyan!!! Ayoko!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!� �Ayos lang yan!!�.sabi ni Kath� tapos nagsmile si Alfred at Matt ^__________________________________^ -. Wala rin akong nagawa sa dulo! Kasi naman! Pagtulungan ba ako?? Pumunta nalang ako sa room NAMIN >. tayo! Kaya ok lang yan!!� � tapos nagsmile sila ni ate tapos umalis na� I gave Matt �the evil glare� mwahahahahaha!! >:)))))) �Alam ko na!!� �Ano?!� �Mwahahahahaha!! Sa baba ka matutulog!!� �What?! Ayoko nga!! Ikaw kaya!! >. doon siya naligo� tagal ko daw eh! :P Nagulat ako sa nakita ko!! :)))))) Nakashorts lang siya� sa madaling salita� topless!! :)))))) Halata mong varsity siya sa katawan niya eh!! Gwapo pa!! :)))))) �Hoiii!! Ano yan?! �Bat ka nakatingin saakin?? Siguro crush mo ako :))))))� �Wala lang! Bakit ba? Tsaka anong crush?! Boyfriend nga kita eh!! Ikaw naman masungit ngayon!!� �Ahh!! Masungit pala ah!!� Tapos tumakbo siya doon sa direction ko tapos kiniliti ako!! Sigaw kaya ako ng sigaw! Tapos binuhat niya ko tapos hiniga niya ako sa bed� Tapos nagtapat yung mga faces namin� nagkatitigan lang� palapit na ng palapit yung face niya tapos biglang� �hooooooooooiiiiiiiii!!! Ang ingay niyo!!! Maxado kayong sweet!!!� �biglang nagbukas yung door tapos pumasok si ate Kath sa room� buti nalang pumunta si ate Kath dito! Kundi� baka� alam niyo na yung pede mangyari!! �Matteo!! Magsoot ka nga ng t-shirt!!� � ate Kath Tapos pumasok naman si Alfred sa room� �Insan!!! Hahayaan mo ba kami na sa isang room lang?! Babae ako oh! Lalaki siya!! Alam mo naman pwede mangyari dito diba?! 18 na kami hindi na kami mga bata na pwede mong patulugin sa isang kwarto lang!!� �Alam ko.< tapos nagayos ng things� buti nalang saamin napunta ni Matt yung master bedroom.<� �Wala naman! Ang sungit mo!! Nu problema mo?� �Wala kang pake!! :P� Tapos pumunta na akong bathroom� naligo tapos yun� tutulog na!! Finally!! Pagkalabas ko closet sakto naman galing siya sa bathroom sa labas.�Ikaw kaya!!! :(� Matteo�s P.<� � Matt Tapos tumahimik� *poke!poke!poke!* .� �Yun naman pala eh!! Bakit ka pumayag?!� �Exactly my point� Malaki na kayo.

. . . . �YES!!!!!! AKO NANALO!!!! :P� � Matteo �OO na!! Ikaw na nanalo!! Inaantok na ako!! Matutulog na ako!!� �Tulog na rin ako! :) Goodnight! I love you!� **Sabay kiss sa cheeks ko** �I love you too�� tapos nagsmile lang ako :) Chapter 14 � Super Fast Forward!! . . . .O. magkahug na kaming natulog. .< �Mukhang malalim iniisip mo ah�� � sabay inakbayan ko siya :) �Si lolo eh�� � tapos sinandal niya yung head niya sa shoulders ko� �Wag mo nalang sila masyadong isipin�� �pero�� �Magiging maayos rin lahat� don�t worry�� Napansin ko nalang nakatingin na siya saakin� tumingin rin ako� tapos slowly naglapit yung faces namin� tapos :) .) Matteo�s P.V. Nakasandal rin siya saakin ^_^.�Ouch!! Sakit!! Garbe ka naman!!� � ako :P �Alam ko na!! Bato-bato-pix tayo!! Kung ikaw mananalo sa baba ako matutulog! Pero pag ako nanalo tabi tayo!� �Ok fine� . Tumayo ako ng bed tapos pumunta ng closet para kumuha ng jacket. Nagkiss kami :) Pinigil niya nga ako eh� kasi daw baka kung saan pa daw mapapunta� :)))))) di naman ako ganon! :P �I Love you :)� � siya na unang nagsabi ^_^ �I Love you too� :) Tulog na tayo 2:30am palang oh�� �Sige� ^_^� � Tapos nauna na akong tumayo� inalalayan ko na siya ^_^ nahihilo daw kasi eh� paano naman kasi?! Aga magising!!! :) This time. Lamig eh!! Naka-todo yung aircon tapos nasa Tagaytay pa kami! Nu ba yan! Sabi kasi ni Erika bago kami matulog mainit daw! D NAMAN!! >. Kasi naman daming nangyari ngayong araw! Katabi ko si Erika!! YEHEY!!! :))))) magkaharap kami. . .< Nakita ko siya sa may pool� nagtatampisaw lang� Tumabi na rin ako. . . �Tulog na rin ako! :) Goodnight! I love you!� � tapos kiniss ko siya sa cheeks ^_^ �I love you too�� tapos nagsmile lang siya :) Tapos natulog nako� siguro mga 8:00 palang nun pero inaantok na ako. Natulog nako� pagkagising ko ng mga 2:00 am wala si Erika sa tabi ko. pagkadip ko ng paa ko sa water� GRABE!! Ang lamig!!! It�s really freezing!!! >. tapos medyo maliit yung bed kaya yun� magkatabi talaga kami!! So yun�.

tapos magaayos ako hangang 6 :P� Tapos umakyat na ako sa room namin para matulog.< �Hindi ako lalabas ng room niyo hangang hindi kayo nagigising!!! Ang tagal niyo nang natutulog!!!� �ALFRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LUMABAS KA NA NGAA!!!!!!!!� � Erika Tapos lumabas na si Alfred :) �Gutom na ako!! Baba na tayo please!!� � Erika �Eto na nga tatayo na!! :)� Tapos pumunta muna kami sa bathroom� at dahil nga master�s bedroom nakuha namin dalwa yung sink sa bathroom tapos yun nga� may sari-sariling closet :) Sabay kaming nagtoothbrush!! :)))))) Kulitan nanaman!!! . ang dilim ng buong house!! As in!! Madilim!! Wala man lang ilaw!! Tapos ala pa sila Alfed!! Takot pa naman ako sa dilim! :( Alam naman . ZzZzZzZzZzZz��.V. dumeretso na sa bathroom para maligo! Pinili niyang dress?? White na white� para naman akong ikakasal nito! :))))) So ayun� 7 na� Pagkalabas namin ng room.O. Grabe! Hindi ako makapag-toothbrush nang maayos!! Si Matteo kasi eh!! Kinukulit ako!! Habang nagtu-toothbrush kami nagbabasaan kami� tapos habulan pa! Nadulas pa nga ako eh >.) Erika�s P. After nun nagbihis na kami. �Muffin� gising ka na�5 na oh� � pagka-open ko ng eyes ko nakita ko si Matteo� naka formal siya� as in formal� tapos may malaking box siya na hawak� �A-ano yang dala mo?� �gift ko� ^_^� Tapos inabot niya saakin :). dito parin kami ni Matteo nagsa-stay�.<. pagka-abot niya saakin binuksan ko agad!! YEHEY!!!! DSLR!!!!! Naiwan ko kasi yung DSLR ko sa bahay ni lolo eh!! Tapos sinabihan niya ako na magayos na para after nun ma-try nanamin yung SLR!! YEHEY!!! Tapos pumasok siya sa closet niya� sabi niya siya daw pipili ng damit na sosootin ko� ako naman.ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz��� �Hoi!! Gising na!!! Nilalamgam na kayo over there oh!!� � Alfred Pagkatingin namin ni Erika sa clock 10:00am na! >. Pumupunta nalang mga teachers namin tuwing weekends� prang homestudy nalang :) Sila Alfred naman yung may ari ng school na pinapasukan namin ni Matteo eh� kaya ok lang :) Araw-araw kami ni Matteo magkasama� Gabi-gabi kami magkatabi� [wag green!! Walang nangyayari saamin!! :P :))))))))] lalo kaming naging close tapos parang mag-asawa na rin kami :) hangang isang araw nung nakatambay kaming lahat sa living room� �psssstt!! Muffin!! Magbihis ka!! Date tayo mamaya!! :)� �Huh?! Ayoko� tinatamad ako eh!� �Pumayag ka na!!*SMUG*� � Alfred �Minsan na nga lang kayo magdate ayaw mo pa!! **SMUG**� � ate Kath �What�s with you people?! :))))) Puro kayo smug dyan!! Tinatamad ako eh!! :P� �Sige na muffin! Please??� �Ok fine!! Nu ba oras?? Tutulog muna ako! Antok pa ako eh!!� �mga 7:00�� �Good� tutulog muna ako hangang 5. tapos bumaba na para mag breakfast� �hay salamat naman at bumaba na �tong dalawang to!� �sabi ni ate kath� Tapos nagsmile lang kami :) �Bilisan niyo na kumain� Shopping tayo after niyan�� So yun� nagshopping kami� libre lahat ni Alferd!! YEHEY!!! :))))))) --------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SUPER FAST FORWARD------------------>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3 months na nakalipas...����..

I know! :))))) It�s already 2:00 am pero gising parin kami� sila Kath and Alfred natulog na� kami nalang ni Erika natira� maya-maya napansin ko nakatulala na siya� �Oi!! Lalim ata ng iniisip ng soon-to-be wife ko ah� nu ba meron?� �Naisip ko lang si Lolo� Mas masaya sana kung alam niya to :)� then she gave me the fake smile �Magiging maayos din ang lahat� just don�t worry that much okay?� �K. �Asa much Alfred?? Ayoko pang ikasal noh!! Masyado pa akong young!! :P� Matteo�s P. YES!!! SHE SAID YES!! Happy much? Yah.V.o� �Bukas nalang! Kakatamad eh! Pahinga muna tayo! :P� � Alfred.V.<� Tapos bigla niyang tinapon yung sigarilyo sa ground� tapos biglang may something na naglight� ilang seconds after nun nagform yung light na yun ng �WiLL YOU MARRY ME?? � Ako?? Nakatunganga lang� shock na shock!! As in grabe!! Naka-hawak lang ako dun sa SLR na gift niya habang nakatingin ako sakanya Bigla nalang siyang lumuhod sa harap ko then�.ako :)))))) pabitin eh noh?! �eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhh!!� � HALA?! Parang bata nanamn tong si Matteo! :)))) �YES!!!!� � ako :�> Bigla niya nalang akong hinug tapos yun syempre may kasamang kiss!! :)))))) LOL!! :)))))) After nun nag dinner na kami� YEHEY!!! SARAP NG FOOD!!! :)))))) Umupo lang kaming lahat sa may pool kahit super lamig! :)))) �So� Kelan kasal??� � Alfred �Kaka-propose niya lan saken kasal na agad?? Gusto mo na ba talaga ako ipamigay? **POUT EFFECT**� � me �Kung kelan niya gusto� kung gusto niya nga ngayon na eh�� � Matt �^_^ pwede rin! :)))))))� � ako �Sige! Tara na!! Pakasal na tayo!!� �HUH?! Seryoso?? Kala ko nagbibiruan lang?! O. �Khristine Erika Ortega� I�m madly in love with you� at kahit na 3 months palang tayo. Pagkadating namin ni Matteo sa garden bigla siyang naglight ng sigarilyo� �Hoi!! Stop that!!� Hindi pa rin siya tumigil� tapos umu-ubo na siya �Hoi!! Sinabi nang stop that eh!!! >.� �Tulog na tayo� late na rin eh� :)� .ni Matteo yun eh� kaya hinawakan niya yung kamay ko :) Pero ang weird parin!! Ano ba meron?? :P Chapter 15 � Surprise!! :) / Serious Talk with iNsan Erika�s P.O.O. I want to be with you for the rest of my life� Will you marry me?� �Yhhhhhhhieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! YES NA YAN OHHHHHH!!!!� � biglang sumingit si Alfred and si ate Kath` �HALA!!! Seryoso??� �ay� HINDI!! Erika naman oh! **POUT EFFECT**� �Matt �Akin na nga yang camera mo nang mapicturan ko kayo!!� � ate kath �Hoiiii!! ERIKA!!! ANO NA SAGOT!!! MAY NAGHIHINTAY OH!!! ** Sabay batok**� � Alfred �Oo na!! Eto na nga oh!! Ahhhhmmmmm?? Ano ba dapat isagot ko?!� -.

Nakahiga na kaming dalawa. Wag ka masyadong magseryoso. Ako? Naiwan parin ako dun�. >.< Bawal nga yan sakanya eh� pero ayos lang din. 3:00 am na hindi parin ako makatulog so I decided na bumaba muna� Alfred�s P. Hindi ako makatulog.� �I won�t do anything stupid because I know he loves me and he will never leave me�� �Yan din sinabi mo saakin nung kayo ni Nathan. He loves me eh. Minsan lang naman siya uminom eh. Hindi nanaman talaga dapat umasa kasi its never gonna happen..<� �You really love him huh?� �Of course. Erika �loved� him so much.V. �I know.Ako na unang tumayo para matulungan ko siya� :) Erika�s P. 2 years ago. kahit konti nalang. Erika almost killed herself nung nalaman niyang may ibang girl si Nathan bukod sakanya.� �That�s one thing that�s never gonna happen. Nathan?? Si Nathan� yung first boyfriend ni Erika. Matagal rin sila� almost 3 years. Wala nang nagsalita saamin.� �Iba naman si Matteo kay Nathan. I still love him. maya-maya nakatulog na si Matt. That happened in Germany nga pala. Kaya bumababa muna ako at nagstay sa living room. mahal mo pa siya. Tindi ni Alfed!! Tagos sa puso lahat ng sinabi niya saakin! >.< Chapter 16 � Back to Manila.O. Pero� just please take care of yourself. May sakit ka.� tapos bigla nalang tumahimik. �Can�t sleep huh?� �Yah� si Matt kasi eh! Ang likot matulog! >. Pero I love Matteo more! :P Pagkatingin ko sa clock 4 na� so . Buti nalang nadala namin siya sa hospital agad. Pero yun� nagloko eh. Ilang minutes after nakita ko si Erika galing ng kitchen. She�s too fragile.< Lalo na yung about kay Nathan. Kaya tita and tito decided na dito nalang siya kasama namin nila lolo. . ininom niya lahat nun. May hawak nanamang alak! >. Actually not loved. Lets tell the truth na rin� yah. She really love�s Matteo huh?? Hindi ako makatulog dahil kay Erika� As much as possible ayaw ko na sana siya main-love after nung kay Nathan� she�s too weak. But please take care of yourself huh? And don�t do anything stupid like before. Ubos eh. hindi pwede sayo mga sama ng loob.O.� �Alam ko. please take care of Erika. nakita nalang namin si Erika na uncontious sa bed niya tapos sa side nakalagay yung bottle ng sleeping pills nang mommy niya.� Tapos tumabi siya saakin� ilang minutes lang nagyaya na siya matulog. �Erika� paano kung biglang dumating ulit si Nathan? Di ba sabi niya sati babalikan ka niya? Alam ko kahit konti. Matteo. Take care of yourself. Pagka-akyat namin ni Matt nagpalit na kami ng damit na pangtulog. To be exact 2 years and 11 months. kasi alam ko mahal niya parin yun eh.V.� She gave me the fake smile.

we�re engaged na po� �Ok lang yun.o Lolo?! His voice sounds so weak.< I miss him na!! :( Lapit na mag 1 ala parin xa!! >.< Daan ko nalang sa kain toh!! :)))) Gutom na ako eh!! :P So yun� natapos na rin ako kumain! Wala parin si Matteo!! >.� �Sasabihin ko lang kay Alfred na alis na tayo nang mga 6!� Tapos nagiwalay na kami� ^_^ Sinabihan ko na si Alfred tapos pumayag naman siya! YEHEY!! Babalik na ako sa Manila!!! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5:30pm Umalis na si Alfred kasi hahatid niya pa daw si ate Kath sa bahay nila� kita nalang daw kami sa Glorietta bago pumunta ng bahay! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 6:00pm .<� �Oo kaya!!! Siguro nakipagkita ka sa ibang girl noh?!� �G*ga!! Hindi ah!! >.< GASSSSHHHHH!!! Its so boring pag ala xa!! >.< Pagkababa ko may sala wala parin si Matt! Ano ba yan! >. 12:00pm na ako nagising! >. �Hello? Erika Ortega here. we�re�.yun� natulog nako! ------------------------------------------------------- **RiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNNGGGG!!! RiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNNGGG!!** Sino ba to?! Unregistered yung number eh! Aga-aga nangigising na!! 6 palang oh! Parehas tuloy kami nagising ni Matteo. Paano naman kasi diba? 4 na ako natulog tapos may tatawag saakin ng 6?! Di puyat na puyat naman ako nun! Si Matteo naman tumayo na� ewan ko ba anong gagawin nun! Huli ko kasi siya nakita naka bihis siya ng pang-alis.< :))) �Namasyal saan? At kelan ka pa gumamit ng pabango ko huh?� amoy girl siya eh! >.� Ah ok?? Pahiya ako dun ah! >.� � O. Tapos pasok na rin daw tayo ng school bukas para maka habol sa iba pa nating na-miss na lessons.< 1:30 na!! Biglang bumukas yung door! YEHEY!! Si baby ko na!! :) �Matteo!!!! Saan ka galing? *pout effect* Tagal mo naman bumalik eh! Di ka pa nagpa-alam!� �Namasyal lang! :)� tapos hinug niya ako� tapos nagkiss kami! :�> I sooo love you talaga! >.< Nakipagkita ako kay ate! Sabi ko kasi babalik na tayo ng Manila.� �Ah� ok! Ayos ka na gamit mo! Pati saakin paki-ayos na din! ^_^ please!!� �Ok fine. Basta bumalik ka na dito ok?� �Ok po.< �Nu sabi niya??� �Gud daw.� Tapos natulog ako ulit.< yung favotrite ko pa! �Huh?! Ako?! Hindi naman ah! >. Who�s this?� �Erika�� �Yes this is Erika. :( �Lo� paano po si Matteo?� �He can stay with us�� �Really?? Paano yung partnership ng company� �Hindi na yun importante! Basta bumalik ka na dito please?� �Pero iba na po ngayon eh� Matteo and I�. Who�s this?� �Erika� please lang bumalik ka na dito. I turned my cellphone on loud speaker nalang.

< Hayaan mo nga!! Nasanay na rin naman eh!! >.< Lo!! Si Matteo nga po pala. Just call me lolo� engaged na rin naman kayo ni Erika eh�� :) �Lo naman! :�> hahaha!! Pwede po ba kami hindi muna pumasok bukas??� �Nako! Hindi pwede!! Kumain na kayo ng dinner tapos matulog na kayo! Pinahanda ko na yung room niyo ni Matteo! Magkasama kayo sa isang room!� �Huh?! Bakit?? Hindi ba pede sa room ko nalang ako tapos siya sa guest room huh?!� Hindi na ako pinansin ni lolo! Hhhmmmp!! Kakainis!! Hangang dito ba naman isang room lang kami!! >.< Pagkapasok ng gate lalo nagtinginan yung mga tao! Yung ibang girls naman nagsigawan pa!! the yun. �Lolo!! I soooo miss you na!! How are you na?!� �Princess!! I missed you too� I missed you a lot!! I�m fine!� Wow?! Si lolo bagets na ngayon? :)))))) Princess nga pala yung tawag saakin ni lolo� minsan! :) �Ah!! O sige si Erika namiss mo ako hindi! >.. Ortega�� .� �Ow� nice meeting you� and sorry for the wrong start nga pala.< pati si Ms.�hoi!! Diba yun yung MVP ng school?! Bumalik na oh!! After almost 5 months!! Gwapo parin!! Waaaaahhhh!� Girl2.�Ang gwapo talaga!! Bakit ba niya kasama yung it girl nang campus huh?! Di ba xa si Erika?? Pinsan nung may ari ng school?? Di ba xa yun?!� Girl3 � �Oo nga xa yun!! Erika Ortega nga diba?! Yung hindi pumayag magpakasal kay Terrence Yllustre!� Wow!! Kaka-B.< THE HELL!! Mga chismosa forever!! >.Umalis na din kami ni Matt sa bahay!! Excited na ako!! I miss lolo soooooo much!!! Ginamit namin yung brandnew niya na car! Oo na!! Siya na may bagong car!! >.< Parking lot palang nagbulungan na yung iba! Feeling naman nila hindi namin sila naririnig! >.< Kaya pala sila nagkita ni ate Kaye kanina para ibigay yung bago nyang car!! Volvo xc60 na color brown ung bago niyang car!! Ang daya talaga!! Basta papabili ako kay lolo nang bago! :P ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9:00pm Nandito na kami sa bahay!! Pero bago yun dinaanan muna namin si Alfred sa Glorietta! Tapos ayun!! Dere-deretso na sa bahay!! Pagkadating namin doon.V.!! Hangang dito ba naman nalaman nila yun huh?! So kailangan talaga ganun?! �Babe! Wag mo nalang sila pansinin ok??� -.< ****** Kinabukasan� Pumasok na kami ni Matteo sa school� ang ayun� as usuall pinagkaguluhan ang �it girl� and �team captain� ng school >.Matteo �I�ll try to� Tapos yun� dumeretso nalang kami sa classroom ko para doon sa graduation meeting eklabu!� pagkadating namin doon nagtinginan lahat ng classmates ko >.<� � Alfred �Hindi! Sobrang sakit ka kasi sa ulo eh! Hehe! Jwk!� � Lolo �Si Alfred naman parang bata! >. Reyes napatingin!! �Welcome back Ms. bulungan nanaman� Girl1. nakasalubong na si Lolo sa door! Lumabas ako agad ng car tapos�.

< Tapos sinenyasan ko si Matt ng �Alis na Look� pero hindi parin siya umalis� >.�the transfer thing?!� M.Matt �LABAS!!!!� � Ms.� I gave him the �Anong ginawa mo look� pero nagsmile lang siya then entered the classroom..I went straight sa seat ko� hayaan mo yang teacher na yan! She hate�s me eh!! I hate her din!! >..< �Owhh� Nakalimutan ko� Mr.�do what?!� E.O. Pati si Ms.< �No� I don�t have a girlfriend� huh?! Wala daw?? :( �Nice!! Can I have your Number?� sheila �No. Ortega! Lumabas kayo ng meeting kung ayaw niyo makinig!!� � Ms.< �Mr. Yllustre� welcome to our class.O. 18 years old.�Hey!! Why did you do that� M.<� tapos binatukan ko siya ng super lakas! >. Badtrip!! Ilang weeks nalang graduation na tapos mapapalabas pa kami ng room!! Kasi naman si Erika� pero ayos lang din!! Damay naman siya eh! :P Nung lumabas ako ng room hinabol niya naman ako agad� after non nagyakad na siya umalis kasi may party pa daw kila Lia mamaya!! PARTY!! PARTY!! :)))) LOL!! Chapter 17 � Selos much huh?! >. Yllustre and Ms.< Matteo�s P.< �Oi Erika!! Musta na?!� .�Nothing�s wrong with that!! And ayaw mo ba nun?? Magkasama tayo palagi??� E. �I�m Matteo Lorenzo Yllustre. Please introduce yourself.shiela �She�s here� dito lang sa tabi-tabi� �Enough for that� you may seat beside Ms.< HALA?! Si Chris nga!! Yung ex niya!! >.< tapos nagsalita nanaman tong teacher na toh >.V.< Ka-asar! >.< �Do you have a girlfriend??� Look!! She�s such a flirt talaga!! >. Yllustre is joining us sa natitira nating 1 week and sa finals� Mr.V. Reyes �Kasi po si�� -. 7:30pm Umalis na kami sa bahay ng lolo ni Erika para pumunta sa party� ako nanamn pinagdrive niya! >.< This is soooo bad!! >. Reyes tungkol sa graduation� E. Reyes Matteo�s P. Reyes Tapos pumunta na siya doon sa vacant seat na katabi ko� nagstart na ulit mag disccuss di Ms. I don�t have a girlfriend because meron akong fiancee� The hell!! Why did he say that?! Pero ok lang yun!! Back off Shiela he�s mine only mine!! Mwahahahaha!! >:) then I gave him the �Don�t tell them look� �Who�s the lucky girl huh?� -.�ARAY NAMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!� Lahat ng classmates namin nagtinginan. Ortega�� � Ms.�Loko ka pala talaga eh!! >.< :)))) M. Half itallian� Any questions?? I�ll answer your questions honestly� Tapos tumayo si Shiela� OMG!! She�s biggest flirt sa school!! >. Reyes >.< At ayun na! Dumating na kami� pagkadating namin pinaupo muna kami ni Lia sa sofa sa living room kaya lahat ng tao na pumapasok naki-kita namin� Naka-sandal yung head niya sa shoulders ko tapos biglang pumasok si Chris� >.

CHRIS!!! :)))))) Sobrang namiss ko rin xa kahit papano!! Hahaha!! Sorry baby ko pero bestfriend ko rin si Chris eh! :P Tumayo nalang ako bigla sa sofa tapos tumakbo at niyakap si Chris� tapos xa naman din naghug! Binuhat pa nga ako eh!! Tapos sabay ikot! :))))) Grabe namiss ko talaga to!! Tapos napansin ko nalang yung face ni Matteo nag-iba! >. Kwentuhan! Ayun saya!! Grabe namiss ko talaga tong lalaking to!! Nakaka-ilang bottles na ako.< Erika�s P. . 3rd gf ko xa� pero inaaway away yan ni ate dati eh! Ayaw niya daw dyan� Si Erika naman gustong gusto ni ate! >.V. Haba kasi ng pangalan! Si Via. much huh?? Miss??? PLASTIK TOL!! >.< Hindi nman siguro xa nagseselos kaya ok lang! :P �Oi! Bruha!! Doon muna tayo sa labas!! Let�s go and get some drinks!� �O sige!! Stop calling me bruha!� �Ok fine! Let�s go na!� Pumunta na kami doon sa garden! Saya rin nang party na to eh no? Nagdala pa ng bar dito sa bahay nila Lia! ^_^ May dance floor pa!! Yhiiieeee!! :)))) daming couples na nagsasayawan oh! Kinuha ako ni Chris ng vodka! Naalala niya pa yung fave ko ah!! Naksss!!! Hahaha!! Nagiging bisyo ko na paginom! Bawal yan saakin pero ok lang! :)))))) Ala namang mangyayaring masama saaken eh! :P Umupo lang kami doon sa may bar set-up chenes sa garden nila Lia. I don�t take relatioships seriously kasi. Alviana was my girlfriend before� incase na tanungin niyo ako� nakaka 6 na girlfriend na ako :P si Erika pang 7th. Tapos nahihilo-hilo na ako nung biglang nag play yung *I Miss You by Faber Drive* Favorite song namin ni Chris yan eh! �Oi Erika!! That�s our fave song oh!! Sayaw tayo!!� �Huh?! Eh.V.O. except sa relationship namin ni Erika.< Wow! Galeng!! Parang hindi engaged ha?!!! Sumasayaw nila ni Chris doon!! Magkayakap!! >.< Pag ito nalasing nanaman ewan ko nalang!! **Poke!Poke!Poke!** �ANO BA HUH?! KITA NANG BADTRI�owwhhh sorry� do I know you?� �Of course you know me� Aviana Olea�� �Huh?! Owww!! Yah!! 2nd year??� �We were classmates before! You�ve changed a lot huh?!� �of course! :)� Yun� kwentuhan.Tapos tumayo si Erika at HINUG niya si Chris!! Si Chris naman todo hug din!! Like Hello?? FIANCEE HERE?? �CHRIS!!!!! I SOOOOOOOOOOOO MISS YOU NA!!! Long time no see na ah!!!� Wow!! B.V.< parang sila ang couples huh?! Lalong uminit yung dugo ko sa lalaking yun!! Nakainom pa naman ako!! >. a-ano kasi e-eh�� �Wag ka nang KJ!! Sayaw tayo!!� Matteo�s P.. sa left� >.O.< Erika�s P. well.< Speaking of Erika� where is she nga pala? Tingin sa right. I call Aviana as Via.V.O. Sinundan ko lang sila palabas ng garden� May magagawa ba naman kasi ako di ba? And ayun� napaparami na inom ni Erika! >.

Kakatakot kasi eh! >.�Ano ba pinagsasasabi mo ha?� Lahat ng tao nagtinginan na saamin! >.�Pare� wala namang ganyanan sumasayaw lang eh�� At dahil doon lalong nakakatakot na si Matteo! >.< EEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!! PURO DUGO NA YUNG FACE NI MATTEO!!! Si Chris din pero hindi ganun katindi yung mga tama! >.< M.�Hoiiiiiiiiii!!! Ano ba!! Tama na nga yan!!!! >.< E.< Tapos sa sobrang lakas ng suntok ni Chris tumalsik si Matteo!!! Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Pinuntahan ko naman agad!!!! �MATTEO!!!! OK KA LANG BA?! *sniff* Matt!!! Gising hoii!!!! *sniff* Ano *sniff* ba?! Matt!!!� Nakapikit lang siya!!! Ayaw magsalita!! Iyak na ako ng iyak!!! Pagkahawak ko sa ulo niya may DUGO!!!! >.< As in yung itsura niya parang kakainin ako pag di ko nilayuan si Chris! Bakit ba ganito to?? Selos?? Hindi naman nagseselos to eh!! Ah� ok.�Matteo!!! Hoiiiiiii!!!!! *sniff* Gumising *sniff* ka sabi *sniff* eh!!� M-�hahahaha!! You should�ve seen the look of your face!! :)))))� E.�Bakit?? We�re just dancing eh!! Enjoy nga eh!! :P� M.�YUN NA NGA EH!! SUMASAYAW NALANG KAYO CHINA-CHANSINGAN MO PA!!� C. Lumayo ako.< M.< Wala naman nagawa yung pagsigaw ko!!! Natulak pa nga ako eh!!! >. Nakainom ata kaya ganyan! C.< Waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Tumama yung head niya doon sa stone!! Sumubsob kasi� kaya yun! Yung sugat nandoon sa right side ng noo niya! >.�E G*GO KA PALA EH!! NAGSISINUNGALING KA PA EH!! � Sinuntok ni Matteo si Chris!!! tapos si Chris naman sinuntok si Matteo!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! Ano ba gagawin ko!! Help?! Malakas pa naman tong si Chris!! Fighter yun eh!! Eh si Matteo??? Basketball lang alam nun!!! >.< Suntukan sila ng suntukan!! Ala namang pumipigil!! Ano ba yan!! Tapos yung eyes ko nagiging blurry na!! Nakatayo lang ako doon sa harap nila tapos umiiyak!! Waaaaaaaaaahhhh!!! Hindi ko na alam gagawin ko!! >.Magkahug kami ni Chris ngayon!! Ang saya-saya! :)))) I remembered kung bakit ko siya naging boyfriend� kasi parehas na parehas sila ng ugali ni Nathan kaya ko siya sinagot! :)))) Si Matt?? Ayun nakita ko may kasamang ibang girl! That�s ok! I trust him naman eh!! Bleeeh!! :P Pero nakatingin samin ni Chris ng masama! As in masama! Kakatakot!! Eh that time lalo pa akong niyakap ni Chris ng mahigpit� bigla nalang siya tumayo sa chair niya tapos lumapit saamin� M-�Hey Erika!! Layuan mo na nga yan!� E.< E.�LUMAYO KA NA SABI EH!!� Ok fine.�anak ng ina naman oh!!! Langya ka talaga!! I hate you!!� Kaasar to huh!!! Diniinan ko yung hawak ko dun sa sugat niya! Mwahahahaha!! M-�Aray!!! Ano ba!!! Dalhin mo na nga lang ako sa ospital kaysa naman ganyan!!� So ayun� dinala na namin tong masungit na to sa ospital� tinahi yung sugat niya� may scar na xa! Aus lang un! Dagdag pogi points para sken!! :))))) Nakahiga lang xa doon sa hospital bed� nagpapahinga� ang gwapo parin talaga tingnan kahit na sugat sugat na yung mukha!! Lalo tuloy xa nagmukhang badboy! Aus lang! yun naman mga type ok eh! :))))) Habang .

Naka-inom eh. I�ll stay here nalang :) doon nalang ako sa sofa oh. Pwede ka naman nang umuwi eh. Hindi naman xa galit noh?! �easy naman saakin diba?? Pwede??� �sorry naman diba?? Ano ba kasi nangyari??� �Eh kasi. I won�t leave you here :)� �Ok. >.� �Eh kasalanan mo naman pala loka ka eh!! Oo nga pala. Si ate Khaye at kuya Terrence umalis na. Busy daw kasi parents nila. si ate Khaye at si kuya Terrence lang ang pumunta sa ospital. Tapos yung clothes niyo ni Matteo inayos na ni Kath. Umupo nalang ako dun sa sofa at hinintay kong umalis yung nurse. Si Matt naman kahit palitan ng dextrose hindi parin nagigising. *bzzzzttt bzzzzttt* *bzzzzttt bzzzzttt* Nandoon pa naman yung phone ko sa table na katabi nung bed ni Matt� kaya ayun! Naging si flash ako sa sobrang bilis ko tumakbo! Buti nalang nakasilent yung phone ko kahit papano� �Hello??� �ERIKA!!! ALFRED HERE!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO MATTEO?? KAKABALIK LANG NATIN NG MANILA GANYAN AGAD???� Ah� ok. �Babe alam kong pagod ka na. Nagising ako dahil sa nurse. Nakaharap ako sakanya tapos he kissed me� a long passionate kiss� Chapter 18 � What a Coincidence. Medyo masikip pero ok lang. Dadalhin niya daw diyan mamaya� �Ah� okay. Pede namn eh. Sabi niya ok lang daw kasi wala naman na daw masyadong gagawin yung seniors this week kasi patapos na yung school year. :)� At yan. Kinuha namin ni ate Khaye na room yung pinaka maganda na!! para naman hindi ma-feel ni Matt na nasa ospital xa�. Thanks! Oi!! Nga pala! I need to go na!! Sige.nakatitig ako sa napaka-gwapong nilalang na toh lumapit yung doctor saaken at sinabing kailangan pa daw magstay ng gwapong to ng ilang days dito sa ospital para daw matingnan pa kung anong problema ang meron sakanya� at ayun. Ayun nakipagsuntukan.< �Miss? Gising po kayo saglit. Palitan ko lang po yung dextrose ni sir. Sabi mo eh. Kaya ko naman sarili ko :)� �No. Nasabi ko na kay mama na hindi muna kayo makakapasok ni Matteo. -------------------------------------------------------------- At ayun� nandoon na kami sa room ni Matteo sa hospital. Tabi ka nalang saakin dito! ^_^ Miss na kita eh!� �Miss ka dyan! Eh lagi na nga tayo magkatabi sa bed eh!! And hindi tayo kasya dyan!!� �Sexy ka naman eh!! Kasya yan!! ^_^ Sige na!! Please wifey ko!!� At may magagawa ba ako? :))))) Halos mag mukha na akong kamatis dito sa sobrang blush dahil sa sobrang kilig!! :�> Tinabihan ko na rin xa! Hinug niya agad ako pagkahiga sa bed niya. Bye!! I love you insan!! ^_^� Hindi naman maxadong concerned si insan saamin noh?? :)))))) Umupo nalang ako doon . Tapos nagselos.� �At bakit nagselos yan ha?? Masyadong mabait yan! Ano nanaman ginawa mo huh?� �Nagsayaw lang kami ni Chris tapos hinug niya ako� tapos ayun. 4:00 am palang naman :(. Siguro napagod doon sa suntukan nila :|.

< So I decided to go back nalang sa room ni Matt. Umiiyak silang dalawa. >. I�ve been sleeping for only 10 minutes then somebody calls me asking kung pwede ko xa samahan sa ospital?? Are crazy?!� �No I�m not! Ala naman kasing magawa dito!!� �Edi mamasyal ka!! Kaya nga magandang ospital din ang pinagdalhan diba?? Para hindi kayo ma-bored!! Paglabas mo naman dyan sa lobby parang mall na eh! I want to sleep na! Bye!� *Call ended* Ang sungit naman ni insan!! >.< Tears started to roll down my face� naluluha lang naman pero yun� . nakakasawa na yung pagmumukha niya! >. . Tapos tumigil na sa pag iyak yung guy. We were both shocked when we saw each other >. .< Ayoko na ma-alala pa yung mga nangyari dati.� �I�m still tired. I remembered yung mga memories. March 25. Na-alala ko yung dati. Dapat 5 years na kami ni Nathan ngayon. Nakita ko may kasama xang girl� at yung girl parang kilala ko rin. 20**. Prang there�s something really serious going on.sa may bed niya.<! :))))) jowk!! :P Kulitin ko na nga lang si ever loving insan ko!! Mwahahahahahaha!! Sigurado ako tulog na yun ngayon� pero ok lang! ^_^ *Calling ever loving INSAN!! ^_^* �ALFRED!!!� �asdfghjkl� �Hoi! Alfred!! Wake up!!� ��� �ALFRED!!!!!!!!!!!!� �WHAT?!?!?! Do you even know what time is it??� �Of course!! Like duh?! Samahan mo naman ako dito. Back to reality.< Siguro pagod talaga! So yun� Sinundan ko nalang sinabi niya� Lumabas na ako ng room ni Matteo� Pumunta nalang ako ng garden :) Sarap din pala tumambay dito� :) Yun nga lang. I was walking nung naalala ko kung anong date na. Di na makatulog eh� kaasar kasi yung nurse eh! Kung bakit naman kasi 4:00 ng madaling araw xa magpapalit ng dextrose?? :)))) Wala tuloy akong magawa kundi titigan ang gwapong nilalang na to!! Sarap niya titigin eh!! Gwapo talaga!! :P yung nga lang. Nung siya lang yung mapapagkatiwalaan ko. My eyes was blurry na� naluluha na ako. Yun na� malapit na ako sa room ni Matteo! :) when I turned right may nakita akong guy. Nung siya lang yung nalalapitan whenever I�m down. Nakatalikod. He was kinda familiar.< Pero hindi naman pwede eh� Nasa States xa eh� �Erika??� � well yah he saw me >. Ok fine. I�m still bored!! >.

Maaga pa ah. Pagkatalikod nung guy. Bakit gising ka na?? Dapat nagpapahinga ka diba??� �Kasi wala ka sa tabi ko eh! :P� �Che!! Tumigil ka dyan! Matulog ka nalang ulit!� �Ayaw!! Bleeh!! :P� �ok fine. >.V. I need to go na� someone�s waiting for me eh�� �Who?� �Basta�� Naglalakad na ako palayo when he asked me� �Oi!! Anong room number ka nga pala nagsastay?� �room 187� �I�ll try to visit you nalang later� ge! :)� Ok. >. �Erika??� Lumalapit na xa saakin slowly� I wasn�t sure kung xa yun nung una kasi nga my eyes were blurry� �Nathan??� He hugged me but I didn�t hug him back� sa sobrang gulat ko nabitawan ko pa cellphone ko� waaaaahhhh!! Hindi ko na mapigilang hindi umiyak! >. Nagulat xa sa itsura ko.<� �I missed you so much! Stop crying na! Why are you here nga pala huh? Did something happen to lolo or Alfred?� �No� nothing happened� You? Why are you here??� I wasn�t crying na that time� pero my face was still red.O.< �Well� actually I don�t want to talk about it muna�� �Ah� ok.< Pagkapasok ko ng room gising na si Matteo.�Nathan??� Chapter 19 � He�s back. Naka-get over na ako kahit papano.< Tinanggal niya yung pagkakahug niya saakin tapos sumandal lang ako sa wall. Sa huli ako parin nanalo! :P Magkatabi kami sa hospital bed kahit masikip! Nakapatong yung head ko sa shoulders niya tapos nakapatong yung head niya sa head . That time I was covering my face para hindi niya mahalatang umiiyak na ako� He�s just staring at me� smiling. Pero one thing�s for sure� I still love him. Nag-away pa kami kung anong movie ang papanoorin� gusto ko �A Walk to Remember� gusto niya naman �SALT�. Di wag! :P� �Ay!! Tampo na agad si babe ko?? Jowk lang yun babe!! I love you!! Lika na dito tabi ka saakin!� Hindi ko nalang muna xa pinapansin� pero kiligers to the max!! yyhiiiieeeee!! :�> �Oi babe!! Dito ka na!! yyhiieee!! Pupunta na yan dito oh!� At ayun nga lumapit na ako� pagkalapit ko sa bed niya hinila niya agad ako� tapos kiniss! Yhhiiieeeee!! Matagal na kiss!! After nun wala nanaman kaming magawa� So we decided to watch a movie. we were both shocked sa nakita namin� his eyes were still red that time because of crying�. Kasi naman namumula pa yung ilong dahil sa pag-iyak diba? Tapos yung hair ko gulo-gulo� �oh?! What happened to you?? Mukha kang binagyo!� �Nothing :). Erika�s P. �Oh! Why are you crying?? Hindi ka ba happy na nakita mo ko?� Actually hindi ko alam kung magiging happy ako or hindi. �No� it�s just that� I don�t really know� >.

:)� �Sige� I�ll go na :)� At ayun nga. I promised her. pero i wanted to ask him a favor. >.� �Nakita mo yung guy na kasama namin? That�s her FiANCEE. Ngayon naman parang naghihinalang ewan!! >.< Kanina lang tuwang-tuwa siyang panoorin akong umiiyak.� �ah� ok� Alfred�s P.< Pagkabukas nung door� . Kakausapin ata? >. Favor na kung pwede ba niyang layuan na si Erika� �Why are you here?� �naka-confine si dad here. Xa naman pinagtatawanan ako kasi daw umiiyak ako >.< �Sino yun? Bakit parang kilala niyong lahat?� � Matt �Ex�� � ate kath Pinutol ko na agad sasabihin ni ate Kath. �NATHAN?!� � sabay pa kami ni Alfred niyan ah!!! As in parehas pang lumaki mata namin! >. Umalis na siya. Ganda ng palusot ko! :) Nag-work!!! At may kumatok na sa door! :))))) Baka yung nurse nanaman yan na gumising saakin kanina >.< �Family friend� eh may nangyaring something. Good to know that you�re not here for Erika.O Nathan�s back..� I really gave emphasist to the .< [gets niyo?? Parang ang labo kasi nung description ko eh! :)))) basta yun! :))) xenxa na! :P] At sa wakas!! After nung movie dumating sila Alfred!! �Kanina pa kita tinatawagan ah� bakit hindi ka sumasagot??� �Naka-silent phone ko :)� �and where�s your phone? Don�t tell me nawawala nanaman� At nasaan nga ang phone ko?! Waaaaaaahhhh!!! Last ko nakita yung nung nakita ko Nath�waaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! Nakalimutan ko pulutin cellphone ko!!!!!!! Nabitawan ko yun eh!!!!!!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!! >.� �Why are you so sure? **serious face. Kaya yun.< �I think you dropped this kanina� nung nagkita tayo�� �Yah� Thanks. .< I followed him pagkalabas niya.ko habang holding hands� Ako umiiyak na doon. O.� �Oh� ok. Ayoko na malaman ni Matt.� �Of course I also returned here in the Philippines for her.< �Nasa bag ^_^� Ok. � �. Not to be rude. Pero kanina habang naglalakad ako yun� nagkita kami.< �Nasa bag pala. Ayoko na sana makita yun ulit.V. Tapos tumayo xa sa kinau-upuan niya at sinundan si Nathan.O. WTH! Sa dinami-dami ng pwedeng makitang tao si Nathan pa?? Ang lakas pa ng loob para pumunta dito sa room ni Matteo >. Nagshift agad yung tingin ni Alfred saken pagkalabas ni Nathan.� Wow! Fake smile huh? �That won�t work.< At pati yung mood ni Matt nag-iba� tindi! >.� � ate kath >.

Red rosses and isang box ng Ferrero Rocher.O. Ako nalang maiiwan dito sa house! :( FOREVER ALONE?! :( At dahil walang magawa� nagayos nalang ako ng bahay kahit na masama yung pakiramdam ko.< Basta! I won�t let him ruin my dearest cousin�s life! Chapter 20 � Red Roses and Chocolates Erika�s P.� Ah. pero ayos in a way na inaayos lang yung pagka-arrange ng picture frames. Pero ok lang wala naman xa! XD Ang boring dito! :))) Next na pinasok ko yung room ni Alfred! My kuya-insan! :)))) O. I just stared at his beautiful smile. He�s still sweet :�>.< �I just dropped by to give you these :)� �Thanks :)� �I�ll go na :)� �Sige bye! Thanks ulit! :)� He handed me flowers and chocolates. Hinatid ako ni ate Kath sa bahay ni lolo.<� �Really? That guy?? Hindi yun uubra saakin. I miss Nathan.<� Saya rin sumigaw ng walang nakakarinig eh noh?! :)))) *DIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNGGGG DOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNGGGGGGGG!!!* �Ya!! Paki tingnan nga kung sino yun!!� Aaahhh baka!!! Wala nga pala si yaya! >. Gusto lang kita makita :)� Cheesy pick-up line? That won�t work :| I just stared at him. :) I miss that miss that. tapos papasok sa isang room at hihiga lang sa kama tapos aayusin. Tapos si yaya aalis din.word FiANCEE just for him to know!! >. Hindi ko alam kung arte lang to o totoo o baka there�s somethings wrong with me nanaman.O Ang linis! >.< Parang hindi room ng lalaki! :)))) Tapos doon sa may desk puro pictures nila ni ate Kath! Haha! Adik much?! Sabagay! Ilang years na rin sila eh! Humiga nalang ako sa bed ni Alfred! :) �Still bored!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >. Pumasok na ulit ako sa loob ng bahay at pumunta na sa room ko bago pa ako .. baka hindi maxadong mataas ang confidence niya!! Ibang klase rin eh noh?! May balak nanaman siguro to! >.V.O �A-anong gi-ginagawa mo dito??� �Nothing. Si Matt nga engaged na kami pero hindi niya pa ako binibigyan ng flowers and chocolates :(. �Erika!!� O.< So ako nalang ang pumunta sa gate. Nagmadali pa ako eh! Ang laki kaya ng bahay! Tapos nasa taas pa ako! After 1 year!! :)))) LOL! Jowk!! :)) =)))) Pagkadating ko sa gate�. I miss him.. Ayoko man umuwi. Siguro mga 2 minutes rin yun. Nung nakita ko si Nathan bigla nalang sumama yung pakiramdam ko. And ayun :). Pagkadating ko naman doon sabi ni yaya wala si lolo. Hala?! Bakit ko sinasabi yun?? Miss?? >. Yung ayos na parang tamad! :)))) [Gets niyo?! Labo no?! wag niyo na igets! :)))] First room na pinasok ko yung room ni lolo. pinauwi na ako ni Matt and Alfred. Bawal ako pumasok dito eh.

Pagkagising ko nasa emergency room kami nung hospital. Pecy Jackson and Olympians pa nga yung binabasa niya eh! :)))). Nakapunta na ako sa room ni Matt.� �No.< Grabe naman tong sakit na toh!! Wrong timing!! >.� Nagsmile nalang ako. yun nga lang nahihilo na talaga ako. Pupunta ako dyan. sabi niya pag nagising ka na daw pwede na tayo umuwi. Nabayaran narin ni Alfred yung bill. After nun bigla nalang� BOOOOGSH!! Chapter 21 � Grad. Sleep nalang ako :) *********************************************** **RiiiiiiiiiiiNNNNNNNGGGGGGG!!! RiiiiiiiiiiiiNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG!!!** **dearest insan calling** �What?!� �Good morning!!� �What nga?� �Ang sungit mo! Pwede na daw lumabas si Matteo dito sa hospital mamaya!!� �Ok. Sia naman may pinuntahan pa. I feel really really sick :(.� �Ano meron �bat ang tipid mo sumagot?� �I�m sick. Pagkadating ko doon ayos na lahat nang gamit niya.< Kaya ko toh! Ako pa naman magda-drive ngayon! Ala si manong driver eh! :( kaya ko toh!! Nakarating din ako sa ospital nang safe na safe.� �Wag ka nalang pumunta dito. uwi na tayo :)� �Sige :)� Tapos umupo na ko sa may bed. ano na? Alis na tayo? Mukhang hirap na hirap na tong mahal ko eh! Taas nang lagnat!� � Matt �Tama!! Tingnan mo yung suot! Fashion disaster na rin dahil sa sakit niya!� � ate Kath �Sige na! Umalis na tayo dito nang makapag pahinga na tong si princess� � alfred. Sinubukan kong kunin yun pero nagising sia. Pumunta nalang ako sa room namin ni Matt tapos humiga na� xa naman umupo doon sa chair na katapat ko at nagbasa nang book.magdrama! :)))) Iniwan ko nalang muna yung flowers at chocolates doon sa table sa labas ng room ko. Ako na ang nakahiga sa hospital bed. Pagkatingin ko sa watch niya nakita ko almost 6:00pm na.� WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Sakit ng ulo ko!! >. gising ka na pala. �O. Nakausap ko yung doktor kanina. Pagka-uwi namin sa house nandoon na si lolo!! Kaya lang sabi ni yaya tulog na daw : ( ang bad! :(. Ako naman wala lang akong imik. �Sabi nang doktor sa sobrang pagod mo daw yan. Naglalakad na kami sa hallway� �O. Practice Erika�s P. eh nung pinuntahan ko si Matteo dito malapit palang mag 11:00am. �Erika.O.� �Matt. Ako na bahala. do you really love me?� �Tinatanong pa ba yan?� .V. Inaalalayan na nga lang ni Matteo at Alfred that time eh� wala na talaga akong lakas. Si Matteo naman nakasubsob yung mukha niya sa may bewang ko habang hawak niya yung kamay ko.

Sige na nga! Papayag na ako :| �Bes. Lia!� �Sorry naman! Eh kasi itong si bes!! May sasabihin daw sayo!!!!� .� ��� �Erika naman. Graduation practice na� ganon pa rin talaga si Matt. I miss the old him. Hindi niya man aminin na may problema sia.�eeeee!! Sagutin mo�ko. Taha na. pakasal na tayo bukas.� Napatulala ako sa sinabi niya. I tried to ask Alfred kung may nasabi ba sakanya si Matteo. Binitawan niya na yung kamay ko. pakasal na tayo bukas please?� �Bakit ba? May problema ka ba?� Tapos hindi nalang xa sumagot. �Matt may problema ka ba??� ��� �Hoii!! Answer me!!� ��� �MATTT!!!!! ANO BA! ANSWER ME!!!� �WALA!!!!� Napaiyak nalang ako bigla nung sinigawan niya ako. Magisa. Tahimik. Tapos yung expression ng face niya naging blanko na. Basta gusto ko sana ikasal na tayo bago ako uma-� Tapos tinigil niya na yung sasabihin niya� he didn�t even continue. Naramdaman ko nalang bila yung mga arms niya nakabalot na saakin. Do you really love me?� �Of course!� �Kung mahal mo talaga ako. samahan mo ako kay Matt. Ilang months pa nga lang kami magkakilala pakasal na agad?! �WHAT??? PAKi-UliT NGA??� �Wag ka nga maingay! Marinig pa tayo nila lolo mo eh!� �Sorry naman! Oi pero di nga? Seryoso ka?� �Oo. Days passed pero ganon parin xa. pero wala naman daw. �Hoi bes! Ano ba nangyayari dyan sa asawa mo? ANG EMO!!� �Eh! Ewan ko ba! Ayaw sabihin saakin ano problema niya eh! Nung isang araw nga niyaya niya na ako magpakasal!� �WHAT?!! EDi GO NA!!!!� �Ayoko pa!� �Bakit?� �Maxado pa kaming bata!!� �Eh ok naman sa parents niyo ah?! Go na yan!!� �Sabagay�� Sabagay� Tama rin si Lia� Hindi kaya dahil saakin kaya xa nagkakaganyan? Pwede rin diba? Okay lang naman saakin na magpakasal kami kaya lang� paano naman yung studies namin? Pwede parin naman siguro kami mag aral nang normal diba? . Ang hirap rin para saakin kasi kahit ako hindi ko alam yung problema niya. Nandoon lang xa sa bleachers. Tumayo nalang xa dun sa kinauupuan niya tapos humiga sa tabi ko at hinug ako. . really miss the old him. �Erika. Wag ka na umiyak. alam ko meron. Papayag na ako :)� Sinamahan niya na nga ako� kinakabahan ako! :( �MATTEO!!!!!!!!� �Hindi naman ako bingi para sigawan mo ako nang malapitan. I�m sorry. Tapos natulog na kami. I really.

Tapos si Lia nagtatatalon sa tuwa. Si Matteo naman dinala muna nila papa sa resthouse nila Alfred.< Chapter 22 � Wedding day . Tapos bigla nalang din xa nagsisi-sigaw.�Ano yung bey?� �eh kasi�� �IWAN KO MUNA KAYO!!!!!� �Ano ba nangyari sa babaeng yun at napakalakas nang bosses ngayon?� �Excited lang� �Excited saan? Kasi pumapayag na ako sa sinabi mo�� �Anong sinabi?� �Yung� pakasal na tayo.� �Wag ka na kabahan! Basta always remember that I love you!� �I love you too! Sige na! Matutulog na ko! I�m gonna turn off my phone na rin! See you tomorrow! BYE!!!� At ayan� binaba ko na ung phone. �YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! IKAKASAL NA KAMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!� Lahat nang tao napatingin saamin. 9:00pm palang pero I decided to sleep na. Nandoon na din si ate Khaye and si Tita (mommy ni Matteo) pagkagising ko.) Bukas na din yung wedding! >. Gagawin yung wedding namin sa Caleruega church sa Batangas with family and close friends lang. Tapos bigla niya ako binuhat as in yung buhat na parang pag bagong kasal. Si mama na rin nag asikaso nang wedding gown ko.< Kinakabahan na ako! :( Sila mama and papa umuwi pa dito sa pinas para lang makita nila ako sa kasal ko :). Pero simple lang kasi simpleng wedding lang naman yung gagawin. para naman super beauty rest di ba? *************************** 4:00 am palang ginising na ako ni mama para daw makakain na ako ng breakfast at makapagayos na. Bakit? Kasi sabi nila mama hindi daw ako pwede makita ni Matteo before nung araw ng wedding. Naniniwala pa talaga sila doon :)))) At ako naman nagstay sa bahay namin dito. Pati sila super excited na din! :))) Sabay-sabay na kaming nagbreakfast and . sabi ni lolo saka nalang daw yung as in super bonggang wedding.� Bigla nalang xa tumayo doon sa kinauupuan niya tapos yung face niya bigla nalang nag light up. Bbbzzzzzztttt! Bzzzzztttt!! 1 new message from Albie look-alike/ Bey! :P Bey!! I can�t sleep! Kinakabahan ako for tomorrow! . I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BEY!! I�ll call you after 5 minutes! :P *Runaway by Bruno Mars* (at ayan ang ringtone ko! Nag improve!) �Hello?� �BEY!!!!!!! I miss you!! Punta ka dito!� �Ano ka ba? Kaya nga tayo pinaghiwalay nang bahay para hindi tayo magkita eh!� �Alam ko!� �Kinakabahan ako. �Oi!! Ibaba mo na ako! Baka mahulog tayo dito!!!� �Sorry! Natuwa lang ako maxado! I LOVE YOU!!!!� �I LOVE YOU TOO!!!!� Tapos lahat nang tao naki-ayyyyyyyyyyhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeee!! Na. Grabe!! Nakakahiya toh! Ngayon buong school na ang nakaka-alam na ikakasal na kami! >.

Pagkalabas ko palang nang bathroom pinaupo na agad ako nung make- up artist ko sa harap nang mirror at inayusan na ako. are you really sure about your dessicion?� �Yes mom :). �Anak. Naglakad na kami ni Alfred papunta doon sa mismong church :). Yun yung napili naming song ni Matt eh. Nagda-drama. After namin kumain nagpaayos na sila mommy sa make-up artist/stylist nila. And of course ako may sariling make-up artist. umiiyak. Yung photographer naman kuha ng kuha ng pictures. Nauna pa sila saamin. :))) Susunod nalang daw sila. Nakita na kami nila mama. Nandoon lang ako sa garden nakaupo nung bigla dumating si Alfred! :) Pagkakita niya pa lang saakin tumakbo na xa papunta saakin tapos hinug ako.� Tapo pinapwesto niya na ako doon sa mismong door nung church. -____- Ngayon ko lang napansin na umiiyak na pala ako. Wala nang magsho-shopping para saakin! :(� tapos nagacting xa nung kunyaring umiiyak �Ano ka ba! Hindi bagay sayo! Stop doing that! :) Wala namang magbabago kahit kasal na ako eh!� �Promise?� �Promise! Ang arte mo naman! :)))� �Grabe ka insan! Naunahan mo pa ako! :P You look beautiful!� �Thanks! :P� �Tara na? hinihintay ka na sa simbahan! :P� �Oi teka! Kaninong car nga pala ako sasakay?� �Sa car ko :P� �Teka nga!! Itim kaya ang car mo!! Dapat white!� �white na kaya ang car ko ngayon! Binili ako ni lolo nang bago! Kala mo ikaw lang ah! :P� Lumabas na kami nang bahay� Nandoon na kami sa loob nang car nung bigla kong naalala sila mama. Everything�s perfect. at Lolo ang kasama kong naglalakad sa aisle. Yung mama ni Matt and si ate Erika kanina pa umalis nang bahay. Papa. Nandito din si Nathan -____-� ewan ko kung bakit nandito to. So ayun� Bumaba na ako nang car. �Sila mama nga pala? Diba sila sasabay?� �Nandoon pa sila sa loob. puntahan na daw muna nila si Matt. Before ka kasi makapunta doon sa mismong church may madadaanan ka pang parang super laking garden.yung photographer started to take pictures na. Nandito din yung close friends and some of our classmates :). Perfect wedding. Wala na akong makukulit lagi. You and Me by Lifehouse started to play. �Ikakasal na si baby insan ko :(. Wala na akong kapartner sa crime. Ikakasal na daw kasi yung prinsesa niya. Nandito din yung mga family namin. pero bago yun naligo muna ako. I was so happy nung nakita ko na si Matt . Si Mama. Perfect bride. Perfect groom.� *********************** Nasa church na kami!! :))) habang nagda-drive at naguusap kami ni Alfred sa car medyo teary eyed na xa! :))))) Nandoon na pala sila mama.

:P �Promise me na kahit mawala ako hindi mo ako ipagpapalit. Sa totoo lang. Super tired but happy. Sa bahay muna namin nila mommy kami magsastay habang pinapagawa pa daw yung bahay namin ni Matt. Fine.o?? O. Ikaw naman! Kung ano ano mga sinasabi mo!� �Nevermind what I just asked you. :) Well. Yllustre n ako. Haha :P *door opens* �Bakit hindi mo ako tinawag? Tapos ka na pala magbihis?� �Wala lang. :P Pagkalabas ko ng bathroom� �OI! Anong ginagawa mo dito?! Sabi ko wag ka muna dito sa room eh!� �I�m tired. :P� Tapos pumasok na siya doon sa room at umupo sa edge ng bed.� �What? Haha.O After nung wedding reception umuwi na kami. Super bata ako nag-asawa. Kaya go na!! Mag sleep na tayo! :)� Hihiga na sana ako kaya lang hinawakan niya yung kamay ko. We we�re already kissing after he whispered.waiting for me. �Wait! May kulang eh!� �Matt �Huh?! Ano??� �Me �Wala bang� *Nguso effect� �Anong�*Nguso?????� . haha. I was so emotional that time. Husband. �I now present to you. Dad was smiling at me. ganda pakinggan.� Then lumabas na siya. Hayaan ko nalang pumasok si Matteo mamaya. I want to rest. Kissing infront of all these people. -______-� Nauna na nga pala mag shower si husband ko. Mom was� crying. pero who cares! :) suportado kami nang parents namin and at least we don�t need to make that tanan-tanan thing :)). then he whispered �I love you forever and always�. We�re both tired.� �Ano sa tingin mo? I�m also tired! Pagbihisin mo muna ako!� �Ok. At ang nakakailang pa. yah. Mr. and Mrs. :) Tuloy lang yung wedding :). After magpahinga for ilang minutes.A. Bakit naman mangyayari yun? Hahahaha. Yllustre� Lia was smiling at me. Grabe. :| Tapos ilang minutes pa sinabi na nung priest yung pinakahihintay nang lahat nang tao. Matutuwa na I�ll be with Matteo for the rest of my life or Malulungkot ako in a way na I need to leave my family. O. Ang bait talaga ng asawa ko! Haha :P Nagbihis na ako then after nun humiga na ako sa bed. Alfred was smiling at me.< After the wedding and the reception we went home na. REALLY CRYiNG. There�s no backing out. nagshower na muna ako at nagpalit ng damit. Tuloy na tuloy na talaga ito. I�m super tired. Pero ok lang :P. His nose touched mine. Lolo was smiling at me. I�m just tired. much si mama! O. I was too busy being emotional and all that. Pero I still couldn�t believe na Mrs. Hindi ko alam kung matutuwa or malulungkot ako. :) Chapter 23 � >. �You may now kiss the bride� Inalis na ni Matteo yung belo ko then hinawakan niya yung neck ko. He pulled me closer to him. our parents were there. hindi ako nakikinig sa priest. Ako naman ay nakaupo sa tabi niya ngayon.� �I know.

Ano sayo?� �Java Chip!! ^___^� Parang bata. GRADUATE NA KAMI NG HIGH SCHOOL!!! \m/ :)) ----->fast forward .< So ayun� nagpractice kami.� Tumayo na ako kahit ang sakit ng katawan ko >. He stopped kissing me pero I felt his hand unbuttoning my shirt.< So totoo nga?? >. We still have graduation practice mamayang 8:30.< �Perv!!! >.�Hay nako!� Then he pulled me. ang malakas na boses ni Lia -_____- �Ano ka ba! Konti pa nga lang nakaka-alam eh! Wag ka nga maingay!!!� �me �Ok Ok. It�s still early. Sorry naman! Hi MATTEO!!!!! ^____^� Luka na talaga �tong babaeng to! >. He kissed me again and then� � and then I�m lost. Napagod pa nga eh!!� �Lumabas ka na ng room before maginit yung ulo ko!� �Why are you covering your eyes? Nakita mo nanaman to eh! Hahaha :P� �GET OUT!!!! >. After Shopping.ganyan ang itsura ng mukha ko. Yup! Nagkiss kami� a long and passionate kiss. fine. Sa isang weel na kasi ang graduation. -_____-� I�m still tired sa wedding�.<� �Ok.< Panaginip lang yun. Bumaba ka na when you�re already ok.<� �What?! I�m just telling the truth. Masyado tayong napuyat kagabi *smug� O_O <. GOOD!!! We�re too young to do those things kahit na mag-asaw na kami >. I don�t know why pero un� :))) Natapos yung practice ng mga 12pm. Breakfast is ready. Ano po name niyo?� �Matteo.O Ok. Chapter 24 � She�s Back? O. After practice pumunta muna kami ni Matt sa bahay nila.< �Oh.< I HATE YOU MATTEO!!! >. PANAGINIP LANG! So� tatayo na ako� Kaso lang� ANG SAKIT NG KATAWAN KO! >.< May pasa pa nga ata ako sa braso ko? >. �2 Java Chip Frap :)� �Sir. pumunta kami ni Erika sa Starbucks. Suddenly I started responding without even thinking what am I doing. then after pumunta kami sa Trinoma.O. �Upo ka na� I�ll order. So panaginip lang yung nangyari kagabi� May damit naman ako�. Nasa waist ko na yung hands niya.School. Wala pa kaming pahinga parehas. Nasa terrace si Matteo tapos he�s not wearing a shirt. Maiden name ko parin ang pinagamit ni lolo sa diploma ko. And sa last night. As in topless. Matteo�s P.< Tinakpan ko nalang yung eyes ko. �WAHHH!! Khristine Erika Ortega Yllustre!! Halika dito! BILIS!!!� Yan agad ang sumalubong saamin ni Matt sa gym. Pahinga ka muna ulit.< It�s already 7:00am na pala.V. gising ka na pala. Pwede ba paki hatid nalang sa table yung order ko?� . It�s getting hotter. >. >.

�Opo. Sige po�
Tapos nakita ko nilagay niya sa cup Mathew.
Aisht. Badtrip. Hayaan na nga. -_____-
Umupo na ko sa table namin.
�Matt? Are you ok? You seem to be so� quiet??� -Erika
�I�m ok. I�m just tired. :)� -Me
�Do you want to go home when we get our coffee�s na? We could drink it on our way
home
naman eh.� -Erika
�No. It�s ok. Let�s just finish our coffee�s here then we�ll go home.� -Me
�I�ll just go sa CR. I�ll be right back. :)� -Erika
Pagka-alis ni Erika may biglang kumalabit saakin. >.<
�OH.MY.GOSH!!!! Sabi na eh!! Ikaw yan!!! Matteo!!!! Hahaha!� -??
O.O Sino �to???
�I�m sorry, you must be mistaken. Miss, Do I know you?� -Me
�Don�t act like you don�t know me! Tatampo ako sayo! Sige ka *pout� -??
I really don�t know you, pero parang nakita na kita before >.< Siya ata yung sikat
na model
ngayon eh? Ewan. >.<
�Sorry but I really don�t know you.� -Me
�-___- Selina Kate Arevallo.� -??
O.O Selina?!
Yung kababata ko?!
�Selina?!! You�ve changed a lot!! When did you arrive here in the Philippines?!
*hugs super
tight!*� -Me
�Just yesterday. Ang higpit mo yumakap! You can let go of me na!� -Selina
�I�m sorry, it�s just that It�s been already� 5 years since the last time I saw
you.� -Me
�Do you mind if I share a table with you?� �Selina
Palapit na si Erika�
�Sure! We can share a table. Anyway, Erika, this is Selina Arevallo, my bestfriend.
Selina,
this is Erika.�
Selina Kate�s P.O.V.
Am I too late?? >.<
Chapter 25 � Meet Selina ;)
Selina Kate�s P.O.V.
First of all, let me introduce myself. I�m Selina Kate Arevallo. Oftenly known as
Kate
Arevallo. !�m already 18 years old, I spent half of my life in the States. I�m also
working as a
professional model in the States and now I went here in the Philippines for
vacation. :)
So� since wala naman akong magawa, pumunta muna ako sa Trinoma to buy my needs,
and when I say needs it means new clothes, new shoes, new accessories, and new
bags! :P
Pero daan muna ako sa Starbucks, haha. I want coffee. I�m still puyat from my
flight.
Pag pasok ko I saw someone really familiar.
Linapitan ko siya then kinalabit.
�OH.MY.GOSH!!!! Sabi na eh!! Ikaw yan!!! Matteo!!!! Hahaha!� - Me
�I�m sorry, you must be mistaken. Miss, Do I know you?� - Matt
�Don�t act like you don�t know me! Tatampo ako sayo! Sige ka *pout� -Me
Di niya daw ako kilala? :( I was your bestfriend, your first love, your first
girlfriend then you
don�t know me?! :(
�Sorry but I really don�t know you.� � Matt
�-___- Selina Kate Arevallo.� - Me

He looked really shocked. Well I can�t blame him I really look different 5 years
ago. I left the
Philippines when I was 13 because gusto ng parents ko. I look like a nerd way back
then but
now, haha, I�m a professional model! O, diba! Haha :P
�Selina?!! You�ve changed a lot!! When did you arrive here in the Philippines?!
*hugs super
tight!*� -Matt
�Just yesterday. Ang higpit mo yumakap! You can let go of me na! :)� -Me
�I�m sorry, it�s just that It�s been already� 5 years since the last time I saw
you.� -Matt
�Do you mind if I share a table with you?� � Me
Tapos may lumapit na girl� She looks� cute? Not really beautiful pero she�s cute.
�Sure! We can share a table. Anyway, Erika, this is Selina Arevallo, my bestfriend.
Selina,
this is Erika.� -Matt
What is here part in Matteo�s life?? -____-� Tinaasan ko sya ng kilay.
�Matt, who is she?� - Me
�My wife.� � Matt
O.O WIFE?!!!!
Am I that late???? And 18 palang kami! >.< It�s too early for them to married.
�Wife?! Since when are you married?!� � Me
�Since yesterday. Hey, don�t be too shocked. Our parents know. :)� � Matt
Yesterday?? I should�ve took an earlier flight! What the hell?! >.<
He smiled. He looks really happy� and tired? I guess.
I missed that smile so much. I haven�t seen Matteo for 5 years and I missed him so
much.
Well, alam kong puzzled na ang mga isip niyo ngayon. Since birth palang magkakilala
na
kami ni Matteo, my parents own a big part in their company�s shares. so parang our
whole
lives kaming dalawa lang ang magbestfriends, lahat ginagawa namin together, even
our
school works kami ang magka-partner, we did our homeworks together too. And when we
were 11 years old naging kami. We lasted for 2 years and 4 months.
Actually I don�t know kung nagend yung relationship namin, I just left without
saying
goodbye kasi ayokong mahurt sya. Kasi we promised each other na hindi kami
magkakahiwalay and we would marry each other when we�re in the right age�
�well, I guess that�s never gonna happen now�
Now that he has a wife. :(
�Hey, Selina. Are you ok? You�re idling. Anyway, here.� �Matt
Tapos inabutan niya ako ng coffee.
�Oh, Sorry. I was just thinking of something.� �Me
�Something or someone?� �Matt.
Actually I was thinking of you. :(
After we finished our coffee�s nagyaya silang mamasyal. Si Matteo ang nagbabayad ng
lahat ng binibili ko, hindi ko alam kung bakit� pero ok lang! :))
Erika was� nice. Pero that doesn�t mean I want to be friends with here.
Hinatid nila ako sa house ko�
I still can�t accept the fact that Matteo is already married.
I really want to get him back, and I�ll get him back.
What Selina wants, Selina gets.
Chapter 26 � Starting to Like Him Again. :)
Erika�s P.O.V.
Tapos na yung graduation namin! Tapos finished na din yung graduation ball namin.
Grabe! Nung graduation namin, ako lang yung iyak ng iyak. Namaga yung eyes ko.
Hahaha.
Kala ko hindi ako iiyak. Pero sabi ng nila Mom, iba daw talaga ang graduation pag

HS na. :)
Tapos si Matt?
Ayun� laging kasama si Selina. Parang may something nga doon sa dalawang yun? Pero
bestfriends lang naman diba? Haha.
Magkasama nga sila ni Matt ngayon eh. Ako? Naiwan dito sa bahay.
Hindi naman sa sinasabi kong bad influence si Selina� pero parang nung dumating
siya,
nawawalan na ng time saakin si Matt.
Parang ang cold niya na din saakin.
And ang lagi ko nalang kasama, surprisingly, si Nathan.
Si Nathan ang kasama ko sa pag shopping, sa pag aayos nung bago naming condo ni
Matt,
sa pag bili nang groceries� parang kami na nga ni Matt magasawa�.
Hala?!
Ano ba yan?
Wala akong sinabing ganon!!
Erase!! Hahaha.
Basta laging magkasama si Matt at si Selina. Yun na yun.
Basta since nung dumating si Selina dito, ibang iba na si Matt. Parang di ko na sya
kilala�
But I still trust him.
He�s my husband and I love him.
Anyway, punta muna kami ni Nathan sa mall. Susunduin niya daw ako eh.
I was waiting for him sa harap ng gate ng bahay tapos may nakita na akong Audi na
color
silver. Tapos bumaba siya ng car and pinagbuksan ako ng door. :)
How sweet. Haha :P
For the past few weeks na lagi kong kasama si Nathan, I can be sure na nagiba na
talaga
siya.
Ang alam niyo yun? Yung parang miss na miss na miss na miss mo talaga yung
bestfriend
mo kahit ano pa yung nagawa niyang mali dati?
Yun yung nafi-feel ko kay Nathan.
I really think I should hang-out with him more. Para naman we could both catch up
diba?
And one thing lang ang naiisip ko pagkasama ko sya�
I�m starting to like Nathan again.
Chapter 27 � Selina�s Plan
Selina�s P.O.V.
I was asked to visit some shows here in the Philippines. Kaya I�m always busy with
some
shows tapos yung sa office pa. I�m the only one who�s fixing my scheds here. Wala
naman
yung nagmamanage saakin dito eh. Pero so far, I�m enjoying it.
I always get to go with Matteo sa office. Then he always comes with me sa photo
shoots.
Since Matteo�s not doing anything for today, I asked him to go with me sa guesting
ko for a
talkshow.
�Hey Matt! I�m doing an interview for a talkshow later. Want to come?�
�O? Yah. Sure. What time?�
�Maybe we can go straight there after we do these paperworks.�
.Studio.
�Good luck on your interview sweety.� Said Matteo before I was called sa stage. He
always
calls me sweety. Hahaha.
�Selina�� He called me before I go up sa stage. Then pagkalingon ko, he kissed me
sa

Malapit na pala mag 1 month since the wedding took place. And some says he�s your boyfriend. Every weekends.< �Well. Matteo�s P. Pero it�s for our future din naman. The interview started. But� I think my plan is working out very well. and to tell you the truth. si Erika and si Nathan naman ang laging magkasama. who are you in Kate Arevallo�s life? Are you her boyfriend?� Tanong ulit nung reporter. �So. I�m going to pick up Erika there. Kung saan-saan na nga kami na nakakapunta. Erika had her vacation in Hong Kong with Nathan. Who is he sa life mo?� I wasn�t sure kung ano ang isasagot ko when the reporter actually asked if he was the guy sa back stage. wala rin yung company namin. But we knew each other since we were born. . They first asked me when did I arrive here. Sabi nang iba.� �You still didn�t answer our question. I�ll have Matteo back in no time. And the next thing I knew he was focused na by the camera and he was invited to go up the stage. 1 week sila nagstay there. Chapter 28 � Unwrapping Issues. I was before. Selena�s family has big shares in our company. And of course. Of course I know na part of it is because of me. I�m actually in the office working with Selena.V. Kung wala yung family nila.O. Do I plan to stay here. They�re bestfriend naman kaya wala namang masam kung payagan ko sila magkasama for a one-week vacation diba? Since nung kami ni Selina yung magkasama. Then they asked me the following questions: How do I find the country after 5 years. I�ve been teaching her yung palibot- libot sa company. I�ve been showing Selena around the country. Matteo. And I�m on my way to the airport nga pala. �Okay. I�ve been busy with Selena this past few weeks.cheeks. Dad�s already teaching me some things about our company. So I think this is going to be the last question. and ang dami dami pang questions. mas gusto ko pa nung hindi pa kami kinakasal. Some people say that they always see you with a guy when you go to malls and the office. Sino ba talaga sya?� I was really shocked with the last question. But who knows? Maybe we�ll end up together din. �Siya ba yung guy sa back stage?� Tanong ulit saakin nung reporter.� And that ended the interview. I didn�t expect that he would say that. he�s your bestfriend daw. Miss Kate Arevallo. @*!&!!! Ang kulit ng reporter na �to ah!! >. Kasi naman parang nawawalan na kami ng time for each other. he happens to be my boyfriend before I left the Philippines. I didn�t expect they would ask me that. We were actually bestfriends before we had a relationship. do I plan to establish my career here since I�ve done some commercials with some local brands. We actually lasted for 2 year and 4 months. �Well.

siguro mas naging mabuti nalang nung hindi pa kami nagpakasal. Pagkababa ko ng phone nagring nanaman! Siguro si Lia nanaman �to! Kulet ha? �Lia!! Kulet ah! Later na! Kakain muna ako! Hahaha:P� �Baby? Si Matt �to!� �Ow. >.� . Kung hindi ko lang siguro mahal yan. I miss the old us. See what I mean by cold? Ganyan nalang kami lagi. Konting usap lang tapos tulog na or magwo-work na sya. �Baby? How�s work?� Bigla nalang ako nagulat nung hinug niya ako from the back. Minsan. �No. My vacation was fine. pinark ko agad yung car and bumaba to help her with her laguage�s �Hi baby!! I missed you!� Yan agad yung sinabi niya saakin. Nauna na. We�re both hungry.� �Don�t you think Tito�s pushing much on you? Magco-college palang naman tayo. Tapos ako I went to the kitchen to cook food. I�m already here sa airport� When I saw Erika. have you bought your books yet? Ako: No. Walang pa nga kaming 1 year na mag-asawa pero ganyan na. siguro insip ko na na may relationship sila ni Selina. And this vacation lang naman eh. She went straight sa room and placed her laguages there. We have so much to do pa eh.O. May 5 na oh. Truth be told. Diba? Kasi in that way.Parang every night na nga lang kami nagkikita ni Erika.<� Nagulat ako at yan lang ang nasabi ko! :P Ako: Hello? Yllustre residence. Nakakapagod nga lang. . While we were driving home nakatulog na siya.V. Our classes will start on the last week of May. Anyway. It�s in the kitchen counter. I was planning to buy them later.< *RINGGGGG!!!! RINGGGGGG!!!* (Sorry. Sinamahan ko lang si Selina sa photo shoot niya. Erika�s P. Ganito nalang ba lagi? :( Nakaka-sad na. Who is this? Lia: BESTFRIEND!!!! MUSTA NA?! HOW�S YOUR VACATION?!! Ako: Lia? Lia: Ay hindi!!! Si Nathan �to! Si Nathan! Bwahahaha Ako: Oi! :)))) =)))) My vacation went well. I went downstairs to eat breakfast na. Ganyan na lang kami lagi magusap. Want to come? Lia: Osige! Sige! Meet nalang tayo. And somehow nababawasan din yung workload because of Selina. Not yet. Napatawag ka? Lia: Bakit? Bawal haha. I love you. I�ll be back by dinner.� Edi kawawa naman si Selina? Sakanya na mapupunta lahay ng workload? She�s supposed to be here for her vacation.� Tapos pumasok na kami sa car. Haii.� After I cooked dinner. �Hi. Good morning baby! I didn�t wake you up because I think you�re still tired from your flight.CONDO. She�s really a great help you know. kila Mom pa siya natutulog. wala na si Matt. Sorry. things won�t be too complicated. Maybe you should tell Tito na you should stop working muna. �It�s fine. Anyway. How�s your vacation? And where�s Nathan? Let me help you. napagkwentuhan kung ano ano pa and what happened sa vacation. when I woke up. Lagi nalang Selina. Ok lang naman. Tapos ayon. poor sound effects! Bwahahaha) �Leche naman! >. Matt! Pwede ba ako umalis later? Bibili lang kami ni Lia ng books namin. I cooked breakfast for you already. Kain ka na ha? Selina nanaman.� �He already left. we just ate and natulog na kami. May nakita akong note sa table. The next morning.

� �Huh? Sige. I was trying on a shoe tapos bigalang tumabi saakin si Lia. Tapos party ni Selina. which is yung papasukan namin na school ni Lia. Sunod ka? Party? Kala ko uuwi sya before dinner? Pero sige. *Ting!! (Text yan!! Hahaha :P) *One message from Husband! :P (Matt) Baby. Ano ba meron kay Matteo at kay Kate Arevallo?� �Kate? Kilala mo sya? I�ve met her a lot of times na. Tagaytay yan right? Formal ba? From: Husband!! :P (Matt) Oo. Nandito kami ni Selina ngayon sa Tagaytay for her photo shoot. napanood ko yung interview ni Kate.V. we went straight sa bookstore to buy our books na. Kumain ka na?� �Ok. �Lia! Sama ka mamaya. And there�s nothing wrong. Ikakamatay ko. Sino-sino kasama? Saan? Kaninong party?� �Daming tanong! Sama natin si Nathan!! Sa Tagaytay. Kawawa naman kung gigisingin ko agad.�Yah. Tell me nga. may party daw later dito sa set nila Selina. �Huh? Eh bestfriends sila since they were kids. naligo na ako then nag-ayos. Ingat sa pagda-drive. So I was just checking on you. Nagutom kami kaka-shopping. Naiintriga sila ni Matt. Why?� �Kasi when you were still in vacation sa Hong Kong. They�re just friends. Kasi yun yung real name niya eh. nagyaya si Lia to buy new clothes daw.- Pagkakita namin sa mall. I love you. Semi-formal daw. After nun. �Erika.� �Sure kang yun lang?� �Oo. Kasi sa Ridgewood Univesity.� . :( To: Husband! :P (Matt) Okay. Ang tawag namin sakanya ay Selina. Selina.� �Oo nga. Lagi daw silang magkasama. or whatever-her-name is. Pasunurin ko nalang siguro si Erika dito para hindi naman ma-bored. And Matt said. Pinapayagan ko naman siya eh. Hindi ko kakayanin pagnawala si Matt saakin. �who knows? Maybe kami din ni Kate and magend-up sa huli� Nagulat ako doon. Can Lia and Nathan come? Hindi ko naman kaya byumahe magisa. Sasama ko din sana si Erika kanina kaya lang mukhang pagod pa sa byahe. Hahaha. Bye :)� After I ate breakfast. Bye na.O. walang uniform so ayun� Tapos pumasok kami sa Aldo shoes. May party daw sa Tagaytay. Sinamahan ko lang. Erika�s P. Just wear a simple dress para sure. Sure.� �Eh ano nga meron sa kanila ng husband mo?� Dini-inan niya yung word na husband. Kumakain kami ni Lia sa KrispyKreme.� �And tinanong kung ano daw meron sakanila ni Matt. Okay. Matteo�s P. After yata ng photo shoot may konting party? I�m not sure eh. Dito sa park na lagi nating pinupuntahan before. Maybe sila din ang magend-up? WHAT THE HELL?! Is there something happening between the two of them behind my back? Did something happen when I�m in vacation? Sana mali yung iniisip ko. 9am na ako nagising eh. Sunod ako. not Kate.V. Chapter 29 � Shattered Hearts. Pwede daw.O. -.

Pagod na pagod na kaya ako. How are you? Haven�t seen you in a while. Wala yan. have you happen to see Matteo?� �Actually no.� That made me blush. nauna na talaga. Ewan. �Alam mo bes. Mine was a simple black dress na off shoulder na above the knee. dami pang arte!! Sama natin si Nathan para sya mag drive! Hahaha. Ok?� �Dress? -.�Selina? Eh? Tapos kasama pa si Nathan? Ano �to? Reunion?� �Ito!! Invited na nga. Mga 5pm. Puro summer dress lang meron ako!� �Pahiramin kita. Nakasalubong ko ulit si Kuya Terrence then he told me na nasa loob daw pala sila nung parang gazeebo na malaki. Lia. nandoon lang pala sila! Hmmmmp. Nagpahinga konti then nag-ready na. I just arrived from my one-week vacation yesterday. Sa sobrang pagkapagod ko umupo na muna ako doon sa bench. K. Nakita ko din si Terence doon. Malapit ko na tuloy maubos �tong juice na hawak ko. I think he�s with Kate. And pagkadating namin doon.� Ooookay. Nakatingin lang saamin si Nathan the said �You both look simple. Anyway. Jowk. A simple printed dress na fitted. Baka naman si Matt at si Selina lang tao doon.� �Nathan�s a really good friend. Matteo�s older brother. :P Tapos semi formal daw.� Tapos we went straight sa condo namin. Tapos yung kay Lia. �Stop being paranoid. Napansin ko lang.- Kanina pa kami naghahanap. Hahaha. Kami naman ni Lia. As in dress. Hahaha. Well. Tapos sumunod na si Nathan. Yung dalawa naman. Nilapitan niya agad kami. Dad�s been pressuring him from office works these past few days. Pagod na ako kakalakad ha? Natatanaw na namin yung gazeebo. We were wearing semi-formal dresses. Simple as that. :P Tara na?� It took as one hour before we got there. Naka high heels pa ako. kumokonti yung tao. Iniwan ako! Daya! .� �Ah. Kahit ako naman eh.Wala yata akong pang semi-formal na dress. I see.- Nagsimula na akong maglakad papunta sa gazeebo. Ang gwapo! Hahaha. -.� Sabi naman ni Nathan. �Hoi! Kayong dalawa! Hindi pa ba kayo pagod? Hintayin niyo ako! Ano ba! Daya niyo ha!!� Naglalakad nalang ako. magiisang oras na kaming paikot-ikot dito sa party at hindi pa namin nakikita si Matt at si Selina. yet stunning.� Sabi ni Lia. at least we fit in diba? Nakakita then kami ng few celebrities tapos a few models din. Anyway.� �I�m fine. Aissh. I have to say sorry for Matt because hindi ka niya nasamahan. dumating na si Nathan he was wearing a short-sleeve polo tapos jeans. Kailangan talaga puntahan. habang naglalakad na kami papuntang gazeebo. May swarovski crystals lang siya sa may shoulders. Kate nanaman. Good thing Nathan�s there to acompany you. Bagay sakanya ha. Parang kanina pa ako napapa-isip ng kung ano-ano. napansin namin na formal talaga yung party. -. �Whatever! Driver ka namin ngayon hahaha.. I have a bad feeling na may something na mangyayari ngayong gabi. �Hey! Sister-in-law!! Haha. Well. Tumakbo agad si Lia doon. Kahit kelan talaga hindi nagkakasundo yang dalawang yan.

And Erika saw it. �Erika. 2 years ago. I was drunk and wasted na. I felt week sa nakita ko.baby. So ayan. she�s already 16. Bigla nalang din ako napayakap kay Nathan. Majesty Jade. Sayang din no? Kasalanan ko naman kasi 2 years ago. My friends went there. Bigla ko nalang nahulog yung baso. Uwi na tayo! Please!!� Ano ba nangyayari sa dalawang �to? Parang mga bata. Wala naman sila doon. I can�t blame them because it�s really my fault. I have two sibling. She didn�t let me explain then yun. They both looked at me. 20 years old. Pagkapunta ko ng gazeebo. I felt Nathan�s lips near to my ears and he whispered: �Everything�s going to be alright. dalawang tao lang ang nandoon.�Erika! Let�s go home na! They�re not there naman!� Tumatakbo si Nathan pabalik habang sumisigaw. Okay?� I just nodded and Nathan started to walk. Nathan�s P.V. The other one is my older brother.V. meet Nathan muna! Hahaha) I�m Nathan James Yuzon.O. And as the glass broke. Erika. I also felt my heart shattered into a million pieces.) kissed me. Sabay ng paghulog ng baso ang pagpatak nang luha ko. Sumunod naman si Lia sakanya. Ako lang mag-isa sa house and decided to throw a party. Because of the pain I felt. that happened pa sa Germany. �Oo nga. And by the expression of their faces. Now will you please excuse me.� �WALA NGA SILA DOON!!� Sabay na sabi ni Lia at ni Nathan. his name is Nathan Philip. Wait. Tapos ngayon naman.O. I really need to see my husband.� Tapos tumakbo na ako. Nakipag-break . Dala-dala ko pa yung baso ko. I�m actually a international racer and at the same time. And the other one is my younger sister.� Chapter 29. Let�s just get out of here. �Ano ba kayong dalawa? Ok lang ba kayo? Nandoon nga daw sila. I can explain. hindi magiiwasan to drink alchohol. I was crying and crying and I didn�t understand what was Lia saying. Well. I was Erika�s bestfriend and boyfriend before. I�m still studying. Then I heard the voice of the person who I thought I can trust my heart with. her family dicided to send her back to the Philippines and stay with her Lolo and cousins . I know that they were both shocked. Parang binagsakan ako ng langit sa nakita ko. (A/N: I believe this is going to be Nathan�s first P. he�s 23. Kanina excited na excited pumuntang gazeebo. Dumating na si Nathan. then one of my friends (actually. Ang labo ng dalawang to ah! �Ewan ko sainyo. We�ve been together for 2 years and 11 months. and of course. My family is close to Erika�s and sabay kaming lumaki sa ibang country. stalker ko. He was helping me walk properly because I felt to weak. Ubos na yung juice eh. after our break-up. He hugged me tight.5 � Sana nga. halos kaladkarin na ako pauwi.

Erika. She wasn�t crying. So. I whispered to her: �Everything�s going to be alright. Okay?� She just nodded. :P Ayun. We went there. Erika looks really beautiful. Alam niyo yun? Yung parang walang problema. Can we just go. I was guiding her. So after 2 years. Kaya naman lagi kaming magkasama. Joke. �Erika. Hindi ko na napigilan!!� �Aggggghhhh!! This is your fault! Dapat pinigilan mo!!� �Lia. because parang all of her weight was on me na. Please. then they got married. She was already sobbing. Back to the story. Nauna kami pumunta ni Lia sa gazeebo. I. . Bumalik agad kami ni Lia doon and tried to convince Erika na umuwi. Erika. �Ano?! Bigla nalang tumakbo. She just didn�t say anything. Then I heared Matteo�s voice. until we saw Matteo�s brother then he told us na nasa gazeebo sila. kahit papano I can comfort her. Simpleng simple lang. we saw Selina and Matteo making out. Wait. Erika still managed to that she doesn�t want to talk to Matteo. We went sa Hong Kong for 1 week.sya. Hahaha. and Selina were just staring at each other. Matteo.� In between heavy breaths. When we were in Disney Land. she tried to kill herself because of what happened. felt hurt for her too. She�s getting too weak. Ang higpit ng yakap niya. She�s really hurt. yet she naturally beautiful. So parang nale-left out lagi si Erika. Paikot-ikot kami. �Nathan!! Ano ka ba?! Bkt mo pinyagan pumunta si Erika doon?!� Lia. Naguunahan pa kami. including Disney Land. ako ang ginawa nilang driver. then malalaman ko nalang she already has a boyfriend. Then bigla nalang din sya yumakap saakin. Pagkapunta namin doon. Anyway. Erika texted me na may party daw. she didn�t buy our excuses and dicided to run papunta doon. Hindi na talaga sya makapaglakad ng maayos. then they were already engaged. myself. Parang hirap na hirap na sya.Kami yung may relationship. I picked her and Lia sa condo nila ni Matteo. Erika and I didn�t wait for them to see us. �Hey! Ano ba? Can we just go after her?!� Pagdating namin doon. madrama na yata ako? Hahaha. I think their marriage didn�t go well. na feel ko na parang kaming dalawa lang iniisip namin. They all looked shocked. Parang balik lang kami sa dati. Dami naming napuntahan doon. I can explain. Tapos basag na yung glass ng juice na she was drinking kanina. Anyway. The next thing I new.baby. Para kasing lagi nalang si Selina ang kinakampihan ni Matteo. Niyakap ko nalang sya para at least.� �Nathan. In short. And sadly. She can�t stand properly na. Let�s just get out of here. Yung para bang�. Unfortunately. I came back here sa Philippines for her.

Seeing her cry makes me weak. Dad. Hinatid muna namin si Lia. 1 week na since that thing happened.V. si Matteo pa na mahal na mahal ko. kumain. Nathan�s P. Minsan naman di makakatulog. When Erika and I was already in the parking lot of Matteo�s and her�s condo. she was still crying. Turns out na si Nathan pala yun. Pagka-punta ko sa bed. She�s my life. When we passed through the people who were in the party. Naaawa ako sakanya. �Erika? Are you hungry? Gusto mo kumain?� �No.O. Sana hindi nalang ako nagparaya kay Matteo para she won�t hurt like this. matulog. magyayaya lang sya na manood daw kami ng movie (sa bahay lang). Paparazzi also tried to get me to answer their stupid questions. Nakahiga na kami parehas. I changed my clothes na tapos humiga na sa bed ni Nathan. and sa dulo makakatulog lang sya. upstairs. . She was really haggard and namumula na yung eyes niya from crying. thanks. Kuya. I�m just tired. Minsan manonood ng tv. Naisip ko nalang.V. kumain. I was lying in his chest and he was still hugging me. I told Nathan everything na nafi-feel ko.� �Well. Sila Mom. Second door on the right. I don�t want to see her cry. Minsan. Walang ginawa si Erika kundi matulog. Nate?� �Sure you can. thet started to make rumors. Nakatulog na si Erika habang hug ko sya. Erika�s P. She wasn�t talking either. Bago sa dinami-dami ng tao. We went upstairs. ok. Please. He kissed me sa forehead then hinug ako. You can use Majesty�s room if you want. the Erika I knew changed. I�m the only one who�s staying here. Pero Erika didn�t want to na. she asked me: �Nathan? Can I just stay with you? Kahit this night lang?� She wasn�t crying anymore.Matteo still tried to talk to Erika. Sana ako nalang ang minahal niya.� �O sige.V. Parang just in a couple of hours. Sana si Nathan nalang ang minahal ko. na trust ko.� �Nate? Can I just sleep with you? Ayoko matulog ng magisa. �Are you sure Erika? Hindi ka ba hahanapin ni Matt when he comes home?� �He doesn�t need me anymore. Nathan�s P. I even heard one of them tell the others that Erika was a �manga-agaw�.O.� Tapos yun. Chapter 30 � Chances. and Majesty is in the states.� Tapos she went up saglit to get some of her clothes then pumunta na kami sa bahay namin. Ang daming nangyari this day. We went straight back sa Manila.O. Naligo muna ako before ko siya tabihan. He comforted me and told me everything going to be alright. ang lumoko saakin? The person who I always though would stay with me when I needed him the most.

isip na din naman ako. I guess not all love stories end up happy. So ito. I decided to study here also to guide her na din. 9:00am na pala! Hindi ko napansin yung oras. May proposal ako sayo. Pero kaina ka muna. ilang months palang and we�re still young. Erika�s P. I should be happy kasi Matt is happy? Martyr ko lang eh. Hindi man niya makalimutan si Matteo. Anyway.V. Siguro naman kaya ko ibalik yun no? And can girls easily fall out of love with a guy? Pwede naman siguro. Kasi may naisip ako na plan how to get the old Erika back. masayahin. yung school na Lia and Erika chose is si Lolo ang owner. at least malayo ka from your problems and pwede tayo magrelax. baka kasi madaming issues na lumabas about us. Pagpunmunta tayo doon. Parang wala akong problems no? Parang hindi ako nasasaktan? It�s better if I act like wala nalang kahit sobrang sakit. Kaming dalawa lang nagsa-stay dito sa house nila. Yung Erika na madaldal.Malapit na din yung start ng school nila. Pero. just wanted to make you forget your problems kahit saglit lang. Pagka-kita ko sa dinning room. I�m dead hungry. Pero wala naman sigurong media doon. Yung Erika na super bubbly na akala mo wala syang fine-face na problems.< D pa ako nagbe-breakfast. then may isang plate na nakahanda na sa table and ang daming food! :> sa gitna nung plate. Sa one week na hindi ko sya pinapansin at tinutulugan ko lang siya. Parang he�s always 2nd choice para saakin. Nakapagisip. tapos kinasal na kamil. May petals sa floor. 1 week has already passed. laging nagbe-bake ng cakes and cupcakes. Dito na nga din pala ako nagsa-stay kila Nathan.O. Diba? Isipin mo naman. So in that way. I can ask Lolo na huwag maging harsh sakanya yung mga prof. punta tayo sa Boracay and let�s stay there for one week. makulit. may paper na may nakasulat na pangalan ko. Kasi� ewan ko. Hahaha. If only I could bring the old Erika back. -. at least babalik siya sa dati. If you want. Ang laki nga para saaming dalwa lang. Is it okay kung magka-issues ka? Call me ASAP when you�ve already read this. Pinaghirapan ko yan! Anyway. Bumaba na ako and went straight sa dinning room. This house has 8 rooms and 1 lang ang nagagamit namin. Inopen ko then binasa ko: Good morning! Hope you liked the set up and the food. >. everyhting was well set. at sa one week na wala . there�s just 1 question and problem: You know my career naman diba? Well.- Hindi ko rin masyadong kinakausap si Nathan. Siguro nahihiya ako sakanya? Alam mo yung. if pumayag ka. yung mahilig sa photography. And come to think of it. Siguro it was also my fault na I expected too much for my relationship.

�Hey Nate! Who�s that? Nakasmile ka habang may ka-text ah?� Said James.� Then nag smug sya. is it ok if I wear this?� Tumalikod ako to see him. tinawagan ko agad si Nathan and told him my decission.O. Nalaglag panga ko� ANG HOT! He wasn�t wearing a shirt.O. Tapos sumakay sa car papunta sa parang port. :)� �Kelan tayo pupuntang Boracay? *pout*� �Gusto mo tomorrow na? I can book a flight right away naman eh. From: Erika Nathan talaga! Of course I�ll say yes. Grabe. then ayan na!! :) We�re going to stay sa hotel nila sa Boracay! Alam ko dapat hindi ako masyadong maging masaya dahil sa nangyayari saamin ni Matt. I was having breakfast with my friends who were also having their vacation here in the Philippines when I received Erika�s text. And I must admit. Nathan really knows how to make me happy talaga. Tapos almost all of them.� :) �TALAGA?! I�M SO EXCITED!!! ^___^ I�ll go pack my things na!!!!� Ngayon ko lang ulit sya nakitang masaya. sa hotel nila Matt. So ayon. tingin pa. pero ok lang. Bihis ka na. And after a week where everything went wrong. May sarili din pool at minigarden. pero I think I deserve a break. you can wear whatever you like. napa-smile ako when I read your letter. inasar na ako. �Tulo na laway mo. :) Nathan�s P.V. tiningnan ko ulit sya. We fixed our things tapos nagbihis and went out. Parang bata. After I ate breakfast. O_O He went near me tapos kunyari pinunasan yung laway ko. They�re going to go back in the States na tomorrow. May elevator naman! Bwahahaha. She was watching Chowder when I came in. Ganon ko sya kamahal. I went to the bathroom pero before I close the door.V. parang this time. And Ako. I�ll just stay here for Erika. Erika was waiting for me sa living room. ngayon lang ulit ako nagsmile. everything will be alright as long as Nathan�s here for me. Then she kissed me sa cheeks. When I got home. Punta tayo ng D�Mall. sumakay ng boat. �You�re so bait talaga! Kaya mahal kita eh!!!� I hugged her back and told her: �It�s about time naman na maging masaya ka. We arrived at the hotel nung5:30pm. Sa 5th floor nga lang. �HOY!! HINDI AH!! ANG YABANG MO!! NAGULAT LANG AKO!!� �Kunyari ka pa. peacfull. . may parang penthouse doon na family and friends lang nila ang allowed mag-stay. hahaha �Nathan!!� She ran towards me and hugged me. Shorts lang.akong ginawa kundi kumain at matulog. We had our flight the next day! ^_____^ Nag landing kami sa Caticlan airport. Di ba? Anyway. Anyway. Tapos ayun.� Tapos tawa sya ng tawa. �Nathan. �Sige. :) Chapter 31 � Bora!! :> Erika�s P. kwentuhan.� He was still smugging.

Ganon ba? Nasaan ba sya?" "Ma'am.. si Kuya Philip. Ang hot talaga. Pero pinapunta niya . Umupo muna ako sa sofa doon at nag-open ng FB and Twitter tapos nag-update ng status. -.�NAKAKAINIS!! WEAR A SHIRT KASI!!! Nakaka-ilang eh!!� �Oo.O Hindi ako nakikipagusap sa mga nanloloko. Hahaha. Pagka-pasok namin sa lobby. Erika?� Bigla nalang may nagsalita at napatingin ako. You can�t ignore me forever.� Pero ang hindi ko ini-expect. May biglang nagpop-up sa side ng FB ko. Bihis ka na. �Nathan James Yuzon? As in yung racer?!� Tapos yung si Lia. and si Majesty naman: �Have fun! See you when you get back. Minsan kaming dalawa nalang kumukuha ng pictures namin. "Yes. Bahala ka jan Matteo! �Excuse me. sige na po. let�s talk pag balik mo dito. Pagkalabas ko ng bathroom naka white shirt si Nathan pero fitted parin. Why?" "Pinapatawag po kayo ni Sir James. nilagay ko (Tinag ko si Nathan): Here in Boracay with Nathan James Yuzon. May nakita akong Pancake house!! (*A/N: Ang D�Mall po sa Boracay ay yung parang mga tiangge. sinabihan niya ako na hintayin ko lang daw sya doon. Nakalagay: �Matteo Lorenzo Yllustre commented on your status." Pinapatawag? Ano 'to? "Ah. Bumili din kami nung tumbler doon! Yung may nakalagay na Boracay! Parehas kami! ^____^ Mga 10:30pm na kami nakabalik ng hotel.� Tapos nagbihis na ako. ^____^ Ang tawag lang nila ay D�Mall) �Nate!!! Nate!!! Kain tayo sa pancake house!!! Sige na!!! *pout� �Gutom ka nanaman?!� �Sige na Nate!!! PLEAAAAAASE!!!!!!!!!� Tapos kumain kami doon. yung comments nung mga classmates ko nung HS. nag-Starbucks muna kami! Yey! Bumili siya ng coffee tapos ako tea lang. Sa FB and Twitter.� O.Tagal niya ah!! Pero ang dami na din nag-like and comment sa status ko! :> Binasa ko lahat ng naglike: Lia Villegas like this Jayzee dela Cruz like this Anna Marie Abad like this Nathan Philip Yuzon likes this Majesty Jade Yuzon likes this �and madami pa! Tapos kung ano-anong comments� Mostly. Tapos kung saan-saan kami nagpa-picture. Pumunta kami ng D�Mall. I�m wearing a summer dress na above the knee. this way po" Pinapunta niya ako sa restaurant. O_O I grabbed my bag and my camera tapos naglakad-lakad na kami.� Tapos binasa ko yung comment niya: �Erika. Going to stay here for a week! <3 10 minutes� wala padin si Nathan. Madami pa ding tao kahit gabi na ah. are you Ms. Sabi ko sainyo hindi ako matitiis ni Nathan eh! Hahaha. Nakakahiya naman kung mangi-istorbo pa kami ng iba diba? Before kami bumalik ng hotel. Grabe.

ako sa parang isang room doon sa resto. May rose petals sa baba. She told me nag she�ll have a shower muna so I told her na I�ll just wait for her sa lobby. "Ma'am. -.V. �KUYA IT�S TRUE!! I�M NOT JOKING!!!� �Whatever Maj.WTF? Hayaan na nga.� I said sarcastically. tinatanong ni Mom kung kelan kayo babalik here!� �Why? I�m having my vacation. :) I answered the phone nung nasa veranda na ako. Hahaha.. and Kuya Philip. Nagising ako dahil sa tunog ng cellphone ko. nandito kami sa Manila." "Ok. SUSUNOD KAMI NILA MOM THERE!!! MAYBE TOMORROW!! HAHAHA SEE YOU TOMORROW KUYA!!! I MISS YOU!! MWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!� Susunod? -. umakyat na kami.Hindi ko na tiningnan kung sino yung tumatawag. Ayoko pa bumalik..� Hindi ko mapigilan hindi mapa-smile! Kinikilig ako!! Sige na! Ako na ang kinilig!! �So.O.- �Okay fine. �You did all of this?� �Of course. �Sana naman you told me para at least nakapag-semi-formal dress ako diba?� �Surprise nga eh. Nice try Maj. sige na. why agad? Anyway. ngayon lang ako tumawag. busog pa ako dahil sa pancake! Kaya lang diba? Sayang naman ang effort. I woke up Erika para makapag-breakfast na kami. nakita ko agad si Nathan. Erika�s been staying with me sa house for almost 2 weeks now.� �Hahaha." Pagkabukas ko ng door. And hinahanap ka ni Mom. After dinner. And in the middle of the the room. �KUYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!� Si Maj pala.V.� �And why are Ate Erika�s things here in your room?� �Nice try. lets eat?� �Ok.� �Wow! Kuya! Ikaw ha manga-agaw ka na! Hahaha.� Sa totoo lang. Baka kasi magising pa yung prinsesa ko na natutulog ng mahimbing. �Kuya. �Surprise. . Wawa naman si Nathan pag tumanggi ako sa dinner. Pamatay!!! The room was lit with a hundred candles. �Ayaw mo pumasok?� He asked. Chapter 32 � Nathan�s family Erika�s P.� She�s been pulling pranks on me before.� �Kase Kuya. hindi ko na tiningnan kung sino. I need to tell sa receptionist na dadating sila Mom bukas. Thank you. tumayo nalang ako at pumunta sa veranda. Romantic dinner ang drama. and Dad. sister ko.� �Oo na.� He said while smiling. ^___^ Nathan�s P. pasok nalang po kayo sa loob. :) �Hey Maj! Why did you call?� �Kuya naman. may table na naka-set for two lang. "Surprise." He said while smiling.� Sige na! Sya na ang gwapo! Grabe ang smile. Nice try but I�m not going to believe her now.O. nagshower at natulog. may mga books dito sa room mo na may nakalagay na: Khristine Erika Ortega!!!!� WTF?! Nasa bahay sila? What the hell are they doing here in the Philippines?! -. Nanjan po si Sir.

stick to one nanaman. -. ang dami niyang naging girlfriend sa U. and now. after yata yun nung wedding ni Ate Erika.- ANG LOVE NGA NAMAN! :))))) =))) SANA SILA DIN MAGKATULUYAN IN THE END!!! :> . I�m Majesty Jade Yuzon. Majesty�s P. Si Kuya.:))) Anyway.. Lagi naman ganyan ang news about saakin. we have a flight to Boracay.S. E-R-I-K-A. �NATHAN!!! ^_____^� Bigla nalang may tumlon sa likod ko. Hahaha. manga-agaw na! :))) =)))) JOWK.- James Yuzon.. Hahaha. -. O. Kaya yun. We just arrived here in the Philippines yesterday. ^_____^ So etoo.� �Sungit mo!!� Pagkatingin ko skanya� She was wearing a two-piece swimsuit na may parang see- through na cloth lang na nakapatong.Ang weird talaga ni Kuya. 20. -. Kaya lang. 16 years old. After we ate breakfast. tinawagan ni Kuya Nathan si Kuya Philip tapos umiyak ulit siya. Lagot ako kay Kuya. :P JOKE. they�re both denying their feelings for each other. Whatever. Other sources told us that they went for a one week vacation. �Oi! Ano ka ba? Baba ka na! Bilis.When Ate and Kuya broke up.� Tapos inakbayan ko sya and we went to the restaurant to eat breakfast. And unfortunately. pero wala siyang minahal sakanila. Ayaw niya daw muna magisland hopping and watersports. When Ate and my Kuya broke up.V. Tapos she keeps on taking photos of myself. ikakasal na pala si Ate noon. kuya became a casanova pero nung nahanap niya na ulit si Ate Erika. we went to back sa hotel then nagswimming kami. One time. Excited na akong makita si Ate Erika!!! :> Si Ate Erika ang true love ni Kuya Nathan! Hahaha. Hintayin nalang daw muna sila Mom para daw masaya. Hahaha.. is going to leave his career for his rumored girlfriend.- Parang gumuho na buong mundo niya. doon ko lang nakita si kuya na umiyak. Yung iba nga. ends racing career for rumored girlfriend? It is said that James Yuzon. naglakad-lakad lang ulit kami hangang sa mapagod siya. -. -. I was in the news. Hindi bagay.. siya pa ang hinahabol eh. Nung napagod na siya.o Spell hot. Parang bata talaga. And obviously. who is studying here in the Philippines. �Hullow? Nathan!! Gutom na ako!! *pout� �Don�t pout. -. Grabe. Blah� blah� blah� As always.While I was waiting for Erika at the lobby. Binanabantayan ni Mom si Kuya Nathan! Hahaha. :)))) =))) That�s why Kuya came back dito sa Philippines to get Ate Erika back daw. I opened my Ipad and searched some latest news. -. and almost all of them are models.- Hindi ko mainitindihan kay Kuya. Lilipas din yan. international racer.O. Parang piggy-back ride.

Naka-hug pa nga saakin. nasa tabi ko pa si Nathan. sumigaw nanaman si Nathan. :( Ang sakit. Really close friends. nagtata-talon siya. NANDITO TALAGA SILA TITA!!!!!! ^_______^ Ilang years ko na din sila hindi nakita. Hahaha. Nagising ako sa tunog ng nabasag na vase.- ANTOK PA AKO!!! -. Epic is parang bar dito sa Boracay. And si Majesty. � �ANO BA!!!!!!� Nagising ako for the second time dahil sa sigaw ni Nathan. Erika! Ikaw ha! Kahit niloko ka na nitong kapatid ko before. si Tita and si Tito umuwi na. Imposible.. Pagod na daw sila. GWAPO PARIN!! :)))) =)) Magkaka-mukha sila nila Nathan at Kuya Philip.O. After that. And si Tito. Ang ganda and sexy parin ni Tita! Hindi siya mukhang matanda! Hahaha. Tulog na tulog pa. Yesterday lang.Ano say niyo? :))))) =)) Chapter 33 � Nathan�s family (part2) Erika�s P.Baka naman chambermaid lang. Ang dami kong nakitang maleta. �KUYA ANO BA!!! HAYAAN MO SIYA MATULOG!!!� Baka kasi makatulog ako sa bosses mo Nathan? -. Pagkalabas ko ng room.- WAIT!!! KUYA??! Loading� Processing� Si Kuya Philip nandito sa Pinas?! Tss. Doon kami uminom. -.� . 6:00 am palang. Sapul sa mukha ko. And kaming mga teenager :)))) =))) Pumunta kami sa Epic. :> Tapos they came in from the veranda. nung nakita niya ako. may bumato din saakin ng pillow. Hahaha.< Pero pagkabukas ko ng mata ko. -. hindi naman kami. Pagkatingin ko sa clock. Which means.. pero we just brought drinks there and went sa may beach side mismo. �MAJESTY! LABAS!! DON�T DISTURB HER!!� Tapos narinig ko na nagclose yung door. -.Tulog nalang muna ulit ako�. Tapos lumabas na ng room. Inaantok lang ako. :))) =)) �Hey.- Pero nandito si Kuya Philip? Tapos Majesty? WAAAAAAHHH!!! NANDITO NGA SILA SA PINAS!!! NAKAKALOKA!!!! I decided to wake up na. Then nag toothbrush and naghilamos.. Jowk lang!� ~Kuya Philip. Baka kasi don�t disturb? -. we�re just friends. Ang cute cute nila magkakapatid! :)))) =))) After that we ate lunch and nagswimming lang ng nagswimming hanggang gabi.V. hija. Ang cute cute!! :)))) =))) Pero sino yung nasa labas?! -. bumabalik ka parin sakanya! Hahaha. Pero bago pa ako dumilat . kwentuhan lang. We ate dinner nung mga 8:00 na. And beside.- Pero this time it�s already 12:30pm. Eh 4:30 na kami natulog ni Nathan dahil sa paghaharutan.- Ano kaya nabasag ni Nathan? >. -. �Kuya. Tita hugged me agad. And before ko pa idilat yung mata ko. �Oh my gosh! Erika! Ang laki mo na! And you�re so beautiful ha!!� �Thanks tita! How�s you trip po? When did you arrive here in the Philippines?� �Hai nako. How are you?� Tapos.

As in eye contact. for the past few days I started to like him again. Naka-inom din naman kasi ako eh.� �Even though they�re not in good terms it doesn�t mean they�re not married.� �Kuya. Nakakahiya yung ginawa ko.� Masakit saakin na pati yung bestfriend ko.O. After a few drinks pa ulit. He�s really mad. I�m going to take care of her� �JUST BECAUSE HER HUSBAND HAS ANOTHER WOMAN DOESN�T MEAN HE DOESN�T LOVE HER! AND IT DOESN�T MEAN NA PWEDE KA NG MAGING KABIT!! Nathan ano ba? GUMISING KA NGA!� �HINDI AKO MAGIGING KABIT KUYA!! I�M GOING TO MAKE SURE SHE�S GOING TO BE MINE!� �Just get what you need and go to Majesty�s room. her husband has another woman. And to my surprise. You�re not supposed to drink too much. she went to the bathroom.V.� Kaya lang.� �Yes. I shouldn�t have done that. she resoponded� Then bigla nalang nag-open yung door.- Tapos si Erika. But they�re not in good terms. I couldn�t help myself. That�s why she�s with me. He doesn�t love her. napapa-asa ko na. -. Ngayon na nga lang ulit eh. Nathan ano ba? Nagpapaka-tanga ka nanaman eh. Grabe. �Nathan! What�s happening here?! Exchange rooms with Majesty! NOW!� It was Kuya. �Kasi naman eh. Alam mo naman na Erika�s already married. *** Hiniga na ako ni Nathan sa bed. I still have my husband waiting for me in Manila.�Etoo namang si Ate. I went to the bathroom. Nakita pa tuloy kami ni Kuya Philip. I know I wasn�t drunk kasi maayos pa pagiisip ko. Lumapit ng lumapit yung face namin sa isa�t isa� � then he kissed me. Waiting nga ba? . But it doesn�t mean na magiging kami na ulit or something. Ang sakit na ng ulo ko grabe.V. I just kissed her. Erika�s P. I know.- Flattered naman ako� :�> Hahaha. And besides. kuya really likes you! Wag ka nang pakipot! Alam ko namang gusto niyo ang isa�t isa! :>� ~Maj �Etoo! Maj! Ang bata-bata mo pa ha!� Really? Nathan still likes me kahit kinasal na ako and all? -. I over-heard Kuya Philip and Nathan�s conversation. kinabahan ako nung nagkatinginan kami. Binuhat na ako ni Nathan pabalik sa hotel nila. Alam mo Ate. Yes. nahilo na ako. Just go. Dapat hindi ko ginawa yun. D ko na kaya. �What�s happening to you Nathan? Tell me. Nadala lang ako.O. Kumuha siya ng towel na basa tapos pinunasan niya yung face ko. Maybe it was just another misunderstanding. Tell her she�s going to sleep here.� �Wag mo na ako pagalitan. Chapter 34 � Majesty�s Plan. Nathan�s P. Pero kahit na.

Pina-asa ko ang taong lagi kong tinutulungan when I needed him. I�ll go with her in Manila. *tok tok* �Ate Erika? Maj �to. she�s still sleeping. Sana makapag-usap kami ng maayos. Dami namang magbabantay saamin dito oh. What did I ever do wrong? Hindi ko na napigilang umiyak. See you tomorrow. My husbdan has another woman. And I really think you two should talk. maaga akong gumising to tell Mom na hindi na kami sasama ni Ate Erika sa island hopping. Ate Erika and I will be arriving there in Manila tomorrow.O. �Majesty. Hinatid ko sila Mom sa lobby. May island hopping sana kaming lahat tomorrow but hindi na kami sasama ni Ate. She told me that Erika�s going back tomorrow. Majesty�s P. I just hope no one�s with you when you pick us up. it�s ok. And I also told her that I�m planning na bumalik na kay Matt.� �Maj. Ayoko ng umasa si Nathan. hinug agad ako ni Maj. Are you ok? Kuya woke me up and told me I was going to sleep here?� �Oh my gosh! Ate? Are you crying? Open mo yung door!� Pagkabukas ko ng door.� �Thank you. Nathan�s sister. I told Maj everything that�s happened for the past few months. I fixed all our need for tomorrow�s flight.� �Oh. even though nanjan si Selina. We already have tickets and I already packed our things. It�s already 1:00am.V. Don�t worry. Si Ate naman. The next morning. this is Matteo Who�s this?� �This is Majesty Yuzon.� End of convo. When Ate Erika fell asleep. I�m still awake. Majesty�s P. How can I help you?� �Well. Masakit isipin pero kailangan. ha.� ~Mom �Opo.V. take care of your Ate Erika ok? Just let her rest hanggang kelan niya gusto. Is this Matteo Yllustre?� �No.� Siguro tama si Maj. Well then. if you want. Chapter 35 � Talk. I can get us tickets for tomorrow�s flight.O. May isang thing nalang ako na hindi nagagawa: Call Kuya Matteo. I�ll help her fix her relationship with Kuya Matteo.� ~Kuya . And maybe I can call Kuya Matteo and tell him that you and him needs to talk. Nathan�s sister called me. are you sure ok lang kayo ni Ate Erika mo na maiwan?� ~Dad �Opo Dad. Can you pick us up at the airport?� �I think so too. �Ate. Naka-ilang ring pa yung telephone before he picked up.O. And yes. �Hello? Good morning. everything�s set for tomorrow. Don�t do anything stupid. If you want lang. Sana maging ok na lahat. And hindi ko na din namin ipapa-alam kila Mom yung plan namin. Gising pa kaya yun? Siguro naman diba? So I decided to call him.V. I�ll go with you. Matteo�s P.� �Maj.Parang iniisip ko palang ang sakit-sakit na. I can pick you up. Sorry if I disturbed you. Sure.

� She shook my hand and nilagay niya na yung bags ko sa car niya then pinagbuksan niya ako ng door. kung tutuusin. They talked for a while tapos nagshake hands tapos pinapasok niya na .O.� �Hi. Erika�s P. *** Ate Erika was just listening to music in her ipod the whole flight.- Alam mo. Do you think tama �tong ginagawa natin?� �Of course. our hotel�s new manager. -. And infernes! He�s also rich ha! He was driving a black porsche cayenne! Haha. Lumapit naman si Maj. Nung nasa car na kami. When the flight attendants announced na malapit na kami mag land. -. super swerte sakanya ni Kuya Matteo. And isa pa. Sakit daw kasi ng ulo niya. almost everyone was staring at us. but hindi agad siya lumapit. we went outside the airport na. I won�t leave you two until you get back together. You�re kuya Matteo�s wife. she placed her ipod back in her bag and just stared sa window. kinakabahan ako. Paano ba naman kasi. kung may pwedeng maghatid saamin sa airport. Totoo naman eh!! :P After namin makuha yung bagahe namin.V. tapos ganon lang ginawa niya? He�s really stupid.Nathan.After that. Hangover daw.� Tapos umalis na sila.- �Hi. �Maj. gwapo!! Kaya lang. The first thing ate Erika asked me when she woke up was if I had any pain killers. I�m Majesty. dead. Paglabas ko palang ng aiport nakita ko na agad yung car niya and sinabi ko kay Maj. Puntahan mo. Ate checked her ticket and her passport and ngayon lang nagsink-in saakin na Yllustre na din pala yung nasa passport niya. And he�s drop. And nakita agad ni Ate Erika yung car ni Kuya Matteo.� �If it doesn�t work? Anong gagawin ko?� �Ano ka ba Ate! Wag ka ngang negative! Pag hindi ko kayo napagbati. sinabi niya lang saakin then ako na yung lumapit kay Kuya.. -. Mom�s going to kill me. Pagka-dating namin sa airport. �Yes Kuya. she ate breakfast and prepared herself as well. I went back to the penthouse and prepared myself para sa flight later. You have the right to be mad at him. We look like models! Hahaha.� Almost 6:00pm na din nung naglanding kami kasi our flight was delayed. We checked our things kung complete na lahat then went down the lobby to ask Ate Amy. Ansaveh? Gentleman naman din pala eh! Tapos siya? Pinuntahan niya si Ate Erika na hanggang ngayon eh nasa malayo parin. How was your flight? Where�s Erika?� �She�s over there. Ako yung kausap mo sa phone. Sabi niya meron naman daw and kinuha nanamin yung gamit namin then sumakay na sa car. we were wearing dresses tapos naka-shades pa si Ate.

Author�s P. Bukas nalang kami maguusap ni Matteo. I will just show Majesty her room ok? Tapos I�ll go to Mom and Dad�s place may pinapakuha si Mom saakin doon. May keys ako.� Sabi naman ni Maj �Sure. Kahit gusto ko siyang i-kiss doon. Laging masaya.� Erika�s P.� I told him. Nagulat ako when I saw a big picture sa sala. I�ll just rest. �No Ate. *** �Okay na yung house natin sa Loyola Grand.V. �I missed you so much. Kala ko wala na kaming magiging problema. I�m tired. Sana ganyan na lang kami palagi ni Matteo.� Bakit ba parang ang saya-saya ni Matteo? :( Hindi na nakasagot si Majesty at tumahimik nalang. Almost 2 weeks ka wala eh. Grabe. God knows how I missed this guy. That�s a big deal for couples diba? Binuksan niya yung door sa katabi nung driver. pwede nang maghiwalay. yung parang nasa picture. Ako naman no reaction lang. Kahit two lang yon. Maj is already sleeping. Picture namin ni Matteo nung kasal namin yung picture. Then lumapit na siya saakin and hugged me.- Wala akong magawa. Sumakay na ako then siya ang nagsuot ng seatbelt saakin. So doon ako? Si Maj lang mag-isa sa likod? Bahala na nga. Gusto mo sumama?� �No. Si Matteo naman. Smack lang. hindi ko magawa. She can use the guestroom near our room.si Maj sa backseat ng car niya.O. Ang saya-saya nung dalawang tao sa picture. �Baby.� SI Matteo lang ang salita ng salita while ako. Doon na ako umuuwi since nung isang araw. Binigay din ni Matteo yung susi kay Erika. mas magiging masya kami. Kahit gusto ko na magwala doon sa sakit na nararamdaman ko. Kasi kala ko after ng kasal. I can use Kuya�s condo. �Majesty�s going to stay with us. Tapos kiniss niya ako sa lips. thanks.V. And I already brought your things there na din.� Why is he acting like nothing�s happened? Ganon nalang ba sya kamanhid sa feelings ko? We started walking towards his car. I�m just listening. Si Erika kasi ang nag-design ng bahay at nasunod din ito ng maiige. Parang forever na silang ganon. I went upstairs na din to rest. Hindi ako makatulog eh. Alam ko kung nasaan yung room namin because ako ang nag-design nito. Kahit gusto ko siya yakapin ng mahigpit at itanong kung bakit. Bumalik nanaman saakin yung mga nangyari. Sana lang kasi totoo. (A/N: Ayan! May POV na din ako para madaling magexplain! :P) Nang dumating na sila sa bahay ay agad nagulat si Erika sa kinalabasan ng bahay nila. paulit-ulit sinasabi ang I miss you. *** 9:00pm na. -. Parang wala silang problema. Umupo nalang ako doon sa may mirror and combed my hair. Agad namang bumaba si Matteo at pinagbuksan ng pintuan ng kotse ang dalawa. Ang sakit lang kasi ngayon.O. Ang sakit-sakit lang. alam ko yung dalawang taong yun. .

everything seems to be back to normal. �Please make me understand. Majesty told me that Nathan doesn�t get me. wala pa namang ginagawa si Selina to break us apart again. Nathan just texts me every once in a while just to check how am I doing. hindi mo naman kasi alam how much it hurts.O. Don�t pretend that walang nangyari?� �I�m not pretending. everything has a reason.- �Please lang Matteo. Babe-� �Don�t call me babe!� �Erika. Tumagos saakin yung sinabi niya. Well.� Chapter 37 � Date? Erika�s P.� �Alin doon? When you and Selina were kissing? Matteo. Please don�t ever think about letting go.O. And so far. it�s for the sake .� I automatically closed my eyes when I felt his face near mine.V. You just need to understand me. Maybe I�ll tell her when everything�s already ok. But in the first place. And the moment that I reponded his kisses started to be more passionate and possesive. Alam mo naman how much I love you. Matt. Nagpapaka-martyr lang daw ako. nasasaktan ko din pala siya.� �Look. I started to respond to his kisses.<� Nagulat ako nung biglang bumukas yung door.� I didn�t know what to say. I walked towards him and hugged him really tight.O. I was always busy doing things with Nathan dahil I though na he doesn�t care about me.� Chapter 36 � Understand? Matteo�s P.V. A week has already passed since I moved back in our house with Matteo. May valid reason naman kaya lang hindi talaga pwede sabihin. Napa-iyak na din ako.�Ay siopao!! >. Ngayon ko lang narealize. �First of all. You don�t know how hard it is for me when you and Nathan went for a vacation in Hong Kong. I saw hurt in his face and tears started to form in his eyes. I�m really sorry for what you saw doon sa party. I�m just� just� I think we need to talk. Please. Si Majesty is still with us. I felt our lips touched and I was surprised by the overwhelming sensation his kiss brought me to my whole being. I just can�t tell you what reason it is now. You don�t know what I did when you decided to stay with him for almost 2 weeks. Sorry kung I was always with Nathan. Erika�s P. �I love you Erika. I can�t exactly tell Erika why I�m doing this.V. So far. hindi naman siya dapat magselos.� �Understand?! Paano Matteo ha?! I�ll just sit here and act like there�s nothing going wrong between us?! I�m just going to act here like Selina didn�t destroy everything we had for the past few months? Do you think it�s just that easy?!� �Just please don�t leave me again. You don�t even know how much it hurts me to see you happy when your with him. �Hi babe!! :)� Si Matteo -. It�s just so hard to see her cry because of what I�m doing.

�Don�t worry. Papa. may titingnan lang ako dito.of my family din naman. Ikaw?� �Ikot-ikot nalang tayo?� He said while smiling. Mama and Papa -. Hindi naman dahil sa bitter ako. -. I�m going to miss shopping here. Hahatid ka namin ni Mama mo sa airport. Minsan nga katabi namin siya matulog ni Matt. bags. ^____^ �Mama. �baby. Ang saya niya kasama. �Papag-shopping ko kayo tomorrow ni Ate Erika mo para masaya. He bought me shoes. :�> I smiled back. ^_____^ Nakakamiss din to! :> Bigla kaming dumaan sa music store. Yung parang may promo ng Magic Sing.. Ano nalang sasabihin nila when nalaman nila na ang only daughter ng one of the most prestige families in the Philippines eh nakipag-hiwalay? Diba? Anyway. May lalaking kumakanta doon sa may side. *** �Hey Ate. Kuya! I need to go na! Hinahanap na ako ni Mom! Sorry! Bukas nalang! Sunduin niyo ako ha?� Paalam ni Majesty.. �Eh may kailangan pa daw gawin sila Mom and Dad doon. *pout* I�m going to miss you both! :(� � Maj. What do you want to do?� �I don�t know. Yun nga lang. Tawag niya saamin ni Matt is. Alam talaga ni Matt kung paano niya kami iche-cheer up ni Majesty. SHOPPING!!!! >:)))) Si Matt magbabayad lahat niyan!! YEHEY! Bwahahaha. Kakatapos lang namin manood ng movie. Kami nalang ni Matt ang magkasama.Para daw parang anak namin siya. Tapos ang gwapo niya. Pero ayon. May iba sa smile niya ha! At kaming dalawa nalang ang magkasama sa mall ngayon. Okay?� � Matt.-� � Maj. date? :))) Tapos nagikot-ikot kami. our classes will start next week. Tita told Matteo to stop working in their company na din. Balik na din yung sweetness namin sa isa�t-isa. �So� baby. clother. Sinundo siya ni Kuya Philip sa mall. And kasama na din nga pala si kuya Nathan and Kuya Philip. Majesty�s always with us also. I also keep my distance.Sana naman hindi ganon.� �Maj �When is your flight daw?� � Me �Sa isang araw daw. Ano to. I don�t want to ruin my family�s image. It was around 5:00pm. kaya araw-araw na din siyang na sa bahay. And you�ll still be visiting us here panaman diba?� � Matt �Yup! Of course. . Mom says we need to go back to the States na daw :(� ~Maj. at least ok na ulit kami ni Matt. Parang yung dati lang nung boyfriend and girlfriend palang kami. Nandito nga pala kami sa room namin ni Matt. :)� Tapos pumasok kaming dalawa. -. �Who are you smiling at?� Tanong ni Matt. :�> Nagsmile pa sya saakin. �Oh? Bakit daw? Diba vacation niyo pa naman?� �Matteo. Ayoko lang talagang ma-attach sakanya ng sobra ulit. Pero ganyan parin kaya si Matt pag-alis ni Maj? Baka naman kaya siya sweet saakin is because Majesty�s just here. Hiwalay kami ng school ni Matteo pero I think that�s better.

>.I didn�t answer back.- Tapos nakalapit na siya doon sa guy then kinausap niya lang. Sa sobrang pagka-enjoy ko. �Matt! Alis na tayo! He was just smiling at me so I smiled back!� Tuloy parin siya sa paglalakad papunta sa guy. kahit walang make-up .� Lahat ng tao na nasa loob ng shop. Pababa na ako.� At dahil doon. I felt blood rush through my face. When the song ended. His family is actually the owner of this hotel. nagtinginan saakin.� Wow. this is going to be your room while we stay here. I just wore shorts and a simple shirt. pero you should be back here before 9:00pm. May kasama daw ako na guy dito eh pero I haven�t seen him pa. I just pulled out my shades. �Yun ba? Sus. �This song is for my wife. Call time is 4pm. -. sino daw makakasama ko dito? And hindi pa ba siya dumadating?� �I don�t know yet. �Selina!! Where are you?! You�re 10 minutes late already! Ano ka ba!� Galit na si Ella.< �Matt! Wag mo sya awayin! Smile lang naman yun eh!� >. Strict siya eh. Pero he�s here na daw.� Hala! Nilapitan niya yung guy! Baka awayin niya! Nag selos sya?! Ganon? WAAAAHHH! Hinabol ko si Matt. Mas gwapo pa ako jan!� Sabi niya.� Narinig ng lahat ng tao yun because he was still holding the mic. :�> Chapter 38 � Public Figures. Paranoid much na yata ako. He must be gwapo! :> Pero dahil 4 pa ang call time. Understand?� Sabi ng personal assistant ko na si Ella. he looked into my eyes and said: �I love you babe. Sana gwapo! :> �Kate.< Baka magsuntukan sila dito -. *** Nagising ako ng mga 2:30 because of my phone. Nasa Boracay ako ngayon for my photoshoot para sa isang local clothing brand and isang commercial. I Lay My Love On You by Westlife yung kinanta niya! :�> Kahit ang pangit ng voice niya todo effort paren ha! :)))) =))) Tapos lahat ng tao naki-Ayyyyiiieeee na! :�> Tapos tinulak nila ako papunta kay Matt.O. matutulog muna ako. >.. >. bigla namang nagring yung phone ko.< 3:10 palang naman so I opened my laptop then kung ano-ano munang ginawa ko. nagmadali na ako. Pwedeng mamasyal after ng shoot. Selina�s P. She�s over there. I tried to get some sleep again after. Kaya nga siya yung kinuha ni Mama. Tinatamad akong mag mix&match ng mga damit ko ngayon. �I�m sorry.< Tapos nakita ko nalang kinuha niya yung mic. �Ang kapal!! Mas maganda naman yung boses niya oh! :P� �Really? Tingnan naten. 7 days kaming magsa-stay dito ng crew. di ko na namalayan yung oras.- �Ella. 11am palang naman kaya you can still rest. Tumatawa pa yung guy eh. Namumula na ako! :�> He started singing. 4 days work tapos 3 days rest.V. kaya hindi na ako makatulog so naligo nalang ako. Tapos kiniss niya ako. Tumawag sila Mom and Dad asking kung how am I na daw. Pagka-off ko nung laptop ko.

Ella naman! >.< I love my work pero parang sa time na to hate ko na! >.� Sabi ni Ella. Di pa nga ako nakakapag-suklay ng hair. We�re not close so don�t bring up topics that are not related sa photoshoot naten. International racer. James. I�ve got some plans.O.T So nagpamake-up na ako hindi ko talaga kilala yung guy pero parang ang sama-sama nang tingin niya saakin. May gagawin pa ako.T Okay.� �You�re just scared na may makarinig saatin dahil your career might fall. Tama ba?� Kala niya ako lang ha! Halata namang may gusto siya kay Erika! Magsama sila! Basta saakin si Matt. Kate. you like Erika. you like Erika. �Kung alam ko lang na ikaw ang makakatrabaho ko hindi ko na tinaggap tong project na to!!� Naiinis na ako! >. this is Kate. Ngayon lang ako na-late! >. hindi ko siya kilala pero I�ve already seen him before.V. >. >. Naka-set na lahat ng kailangan para sa photoshoot sa poolside ng dumating ako.� �And you� happen to be Erika�s hero nung nakita niyo kami. *o* Wow.< �Selina! Pumunta ka na sa make-up artist mo! Bilisan mo na!� Grabe naman �tong si Ella! 10 minutes lang naman! T. the real reason why I accepted this job is para madistract si Selina from her plans kila Erika. -. Halata ba? -. >.� Sagot niya. Lumapit na kami doon and Kate/Selina removed her bathrobe. Tama ba?� Sabi ni Selina. Ilang hours na then last picture na daw. Right?� �Right. meet James. So back to work.Bahala na. >. may part doon na naka two- piece swimsuit lang ako at si guys naman eh naka board shorts lang. Tapos pinalapit niya yung faces namin. ..� Nagulat ako nung biglang may bumulong sa ears ko. Nathan�s P. �So I�ll leave you guys first.umalis na ako sa room ko. Nahihiya ako. Tapos parang pinahug niya sa akin si Kate.� Sagot niya. �And if I�m not mistaken. Gusto mo magkaroon ng issue? Anyway. Hindi siya sumagot dahil tinawag na din kami nung photographer. Sana lang magwork.< �Kaya mo naman palang maging simple kahit minsan. Ang kapal ng mukha niyang sabihan ako ng other woman during our work! Nagpapaka-professional ako dito no! �Excuse me? Nagpapaka-professional ako dito. Parang hindi ko magagawa ng maayos �tong work ko.� Nagshake hands kami.- Buti nalang tinawag na kami ng photographer. T. The photographer took photos na. She�s hot.< Wrong timing ka lagi! �So� how�s the other woman?� He asked.< �Ok. so he�s going to be your partner. so I did. Sabi ng photographer na buhatin ko daw si Kate.< At dahil pang summer nga yung theme nung photoshoot. �And if I�m not mistaken.< Pagkatingin ko. Yung parang bagong kasal. Siya yung kasama ni Erika the night na nakita niya kami ni Matt. Actually.< Sana hindi ko na inaccept �tong project na to! Ang leche! �Don�t shout. I�m Nathan James Yuzon.

� �I haven�t cooked breakfast yet.� �Tara?� Inopen niya yung door at pina-una akong lumabas.� Sabi nung PA niya habang hug siya. Nahulog ka lang sa pool eh. Maaga pa naman. �It�s all his fault!! Kung hindi niya ako inasar hindi ako nahulog!!� She said habang umuubo and habang tinuruto niya yung finger niya saakin Lumapit siya then sinampal niya ako sa right side ng face ko. Sa bahay nga pala namin natulog si Lia.V.< Ano bang gusto niya? Ang lapit lapit na nga eh! So we ended up na naka nose-to-nose. Maaga kaming gumising ni Matt dahil first day of classes namin.�Closer!!� Sigaw nung photographer.O �JUST SHUT UP!!! PUT ME DOWN!! NOW!!� Nainis na ako. Pang-asar >:) �Wag ka malikot kung ayaw mong sabihin ko sa kanila na other woman ka. Her personal assistant gave her a towel. :�> Gwapo. He was wearing the shirt and the watch that I gave him . >. When we were out of the pool. Sabay na kaming bumaba habang holding hands :�> Nagulat kami nung nakita namin na may food na yung dinning table . �Kate. Lumapit siya saakin and gave me a smack on my lips.O. �And that�s for threatening me!� Then tuluyan na siyang nagwalk-out.< Anong problema ng mga taong to? I became uneasy sa pagbuhat saakin ni Nathan kaya inaayos ko sarili ko habang buhat niya ako. Erika�s P.O. �Wag ka nga malikot. �Good morning. Binaba niya na ako. umiiyak siya ng umiiyak. �That�s for laughing at me kahit na I�m already drowning!� Then sinampal niya din yung left side ng face ko. Gusto mo kain nalang tayo sa labas? And is Lia already awake?� �Hindi pa ako bumababa eh. There�s something about her. wag ka na umiyak. Selina�s P. Agad akong tumalon sa pool then I helped her. Nose-to-nose.O.� Bati niya saakin pagkalabas niya ng closet niya.� Saway niya saakin. pwede pa tayo kumain sa labas. WTH?! Si Nathan naman naka-smirk. Nahulog si Selina sa pool! >:) Ang sarap tumawa! Revenge is sweet! Bwahahaha. Magwa-walk out na sana ako nung nadulas ako and I ended up falling sa pool.V. Ano ka ba. Tawa ako ng tawa nung biglang sumigaw siya� �Help!!!� Ngayon lang bumalik saakin na she fell sa deep part nung pool. Sa guestroom siya pinagstay ni Matt para sabay daw kami na pumasok sa school.V. �Good baby. Chapter 39 � College Life. I hate this photographer. >. Siguro. I didn�t listen to him kaya lalo pa akong nagpakulit. Nathan�s P.� O. Ang cute niya din inisin.

ok lang sakanya. >.� �Architecture? Sure ka?� �Oo. Bakit?� �Wala.� Totoo naman eh. �Good morning. Hyper si Lia ngayon. �I love you too.� Sabay kaming bumaba ni Lia ng car. So. �James Laurenz Ramirez. Now you know me. Ayoko na talaga. Si Lia naman.< �Excuse me. Baliw ba �to? Baliw na cute. Just don�t forget to text me ok?� He said while smiling.� He hugged me and gave me a kiss. �Do I know you?� �I�m James Laurenz Ramirez. siya ang may dala ng things ko. :( �The campus is too big. Papunta na ako doon.< Iwanan ba naman ako? Feeling ko maliligaw ako dito! >. Umupo nalang ako sa bench doon and started to dial Matt�s number. �Ano ka ba Matteo! Hindi na kailangan! Magkasama naman kami oh! Sige ka. Nasa loob kami ng car ni Matt. D mo mararansan ang first day!� Sabi ni Lia ng walang preno. alam mo na ba kung saan yung room mo?� Kahit sungitan ko siya. I give up. we have the same course. Sa SDA Building yun.� He gave me a smile tapos took all my things. �Alright. Hanggang sa makarating kami sa room.� �Ano ba course mo?� �Architecture. alright. Nakapunta na ako dito sa University once pero hindi ko pa siya nalibot ng bongga. lagi siyang nakakapunta dito kasi dito nagaaral yung mga pinsan niya. Parang napa-isip ako. I just smiled back �Sunduin ko kayo later. Kind of kind for the first time we met. Papasundo na ako kay Matt. Sobrang laki kasi. *** �Do you want me to skip my first day para samahan kita?� Pang ilang beses na tinanong saakin ni Matt yan before pa kami umalis ng bahay. I love you.tapos biglang lumabas si Lia ng may hawak pang plate. �Bestfriend! Aalis muna ako! Tawag ako ni Insan! Kita nalang tayo mamaya! Bye Bye! ^___^� �Hala! Eh teka lang!!� >. Anyway. so I just prepared breakfast! ^____^� Nagkatinginan kami ni Matt and umupo na kami and we ate breakfast. Do you think you can find your room on time?� And with that. -. Good luck on your first day.. I�m Khristine Erika Yllustre. Sorry for the wrong start. Excited much! :)) Tumingin nalang ako kay Matteo at nag pout. Gusto mo na sumabay?� �If it�s okay with you. are you new here?� May tumabi saakin then asked me.� He gave a soft chukle and smiled at me.< Ayoko na.Tama nga naman siya. Parehas kaming nasa harap ni Matt while si Lia naman nasa likod. :�> :))) �Sorry but I�m not interested with people I don�t know. At dahil iba naman ang course ni Lia. at hiwalay ang building nila. �Okay. Pagalitan pa ako ni Matt. ikaw din bahala. I woke up too early tapos di na ako makatulog. Uuwi na ako. hindi ko na .

� �Why? Is it that shocking na malaman na I�m already married?� O.� �Well. While ako naman easy-easy lang. We always find time to go sa malls kapag may vacant kami. ang akala ko you were either a Interior or Fashion Design student. He hasn�t met Matt yet pero I always make sure na ikwento ko siya kay Matt.� O. it�s not. Siya ang naghahatid-sundo saakin sa school and sa bahay. Ginawa muna namin yung report ko then nagkwentuhan. Siya lang daw ang pwedeng tumawag saakin ng Krissy. ^__^ And yung guy na sinungitan ko nung first day.� �Talaga lang ha? Are you underestimating me?� �No. Haha. Parang kami nga lang ng blockmates ko ang hindi busy eh. Simula kasi nung naging cover siya sa isang magazine. mukhang busy agad. ngayon lang pinagkaguluhan si Nathan ng ganon. May keys siya eh! Hehe ^__^ Si Matt naman.O �Sigurado ka? I don�t see you wearing any rings. we became close na din kahit papano. first choice ko ang Interior Design because I really like designing spaces.siya nakita the whole day.O ganyan yung itsura niya. Sige. �Why did you take up Archi nga pala? You know. Saya. He didn�t go back sa States kasama sila Tita. Haha. you don�t look like a wife. Matt is always busy. so yun. may pinasa na paper saakin si April. Kaya yun. Hindi naman sa ganon. he happens to be close to me na. I mean. Where�s your Mom and Dad nga pala? I haven�t seen them yet kapag hinahatid kita sa bahay niyo. Krissy tawag niya saakin para daw maiba naman daw. Krissy! Coffee tayo later after ng class naten? Si Laurenz. �Sorry? Can you repeat the first sentence you said. And I must say.� �Actually. naging instant celebrity na agad siya. And my parents. Parang it doesn�t suit you. And we�re too young. He went home late and natulog na siya agad. when I first saw you. they�re both in the States. dumeretso kami ni Laurenz sa coffee shop sa tapat ng school. Doon kasi nakalagay yung . 2 weeks already passed and I can say na naka-adjust na din kami kahit papano. May business kami doon. Kaya lang I think Archi is somehow relevant to interior design kahit papano. Laging ang daming ginagawa. Minsan ko nalang din makita si Nathan because he�s also busy. He�s really kind. Kaya most of his time is nagtatago na siya kung saan-saan para lang hindi siya pagkaguluhan. With your looks and it�s obvious that you�re a fashionista. And� I don�t know. mas bagay ka sa courses na ganon. Nakita ko nalang siya sa bahay namin. Kahit 2 weeks palang kaming magkaka-kilala. *** Habang may tuturo yung prof namin sa harap.� I pulled out the necklace under my blouse and showed it to him. Sa Ridgewood din siya nagaaral because his Lolo owns this school.� �It�s beacause bahay namin yun ng husband ko. Hindi ko pa nga pala nasasabi sakanya na I�m already married. ^__^ Nathan came back from Boracay na. Tulungan mo na din ako sa report ko tapos hatid mo ako sa bahay! :P After ng klase.

�Nung last March 11 lang kayo kinasal ng husband mo? I haven�t seen him yet. na kahit papano.O.engagement and wedding ring ko.- Sabagay. May sumalubong sakanya na babae.V. friend ko.- Well. �MATT!!!!!!� Bigla nalang bumukas yung door at tumakbo si Erika saakin. Yun na lagi niya kasama. �Bakit ang hyper mo? Ano nangyari?� �Nasa baba si Laurenz! He wants to meet you daw! ^____^� Really? Nasa baba? Lagi niya kinukwento yun saakin for the past few days. :> * He opened the door for me. I�m James Laurenz Ramirez. friend ko. -. *** Nakarating na kami ni Erika sa bahay nila. Anyway.V. Kanina ka pa hinihintay. Si yaya yung sumalubing saamin sa gate. Ako nga dapat naghahatid at sundo sakanya sa school eh. And she reminds me of my sister who died 3 years ago.O. Parang hindi kasi talaga kapanipaniwala. Kanina ka pa hinihintay. �Hi Ya!! This is Laurenz. Cute. When I saw Khristine nung first day. :> I hugged and kissed her na. Helper siguro nila. he�s been helping me a lot and ang bait bait niya talaga! ^___^ Lagi niya akong nililibre ng ice cream. Laurenz�s P. I had a feeling na I really need to know her. I don�t live with my parents. Ininvite ako ni Khristine sa bahay nila.� �Mukha po bang busy?� �Wala ngang ginagawa eh.� . -. Pero kahit na.� �Mukha po bang busy?� �Wala ngang ginagawa eh.� Tumakbo na ako papasok ng bahay and umakyat sa room namin. I live alone sa condo ko. She�s really cute. I haven�t introduced myself yet. Pero you can�t still take away the fact. Bumaba na kami sa car and tumakbo agad siya papunta sa gate. She doesn�t look really old. Nasa tapat na kami ng house ngayon. I came from a rich family pero I chose to live simple. Pero they still give me everything I want and need.- Chapter 40 � Jealous. Si Matteo po?� �Nasa taas. At least I�m sure Erika�s always safe with Nathan and that Laurenz around her. �Hi Ya!! This is Laurenz. Well. Siya laging nagdadala nun. lagi naman kasi akong busy. in the brighter side. Nagulat talaga ako when she told me na she�s already married. Matteo�s P. 19 years old. Sana good mood at walang ginagawa si Matteo. Nagseselos din ako. Bakit parang lagi siyang wala?� �Hindi ka naman pumapasok ng bahay kapag hinahatid mo ako! :P Gusto mo siya ma-meet?� �Sige. turning 20. -. I want him to meet my new bestfriend! ^___^ hahaha. Hyper niya ngayon ah.� �Tara?� Kinuha niya na ulit yung things ko. I�ve been here for a lot of times already pero hindi pa ako nakakapasok sa loob. Si Matteo po?� �Nasa taas.

Khristine really looked simply beautiful and elegant. I closed my book and looked at him. I�m Matteo. kita mo na lahat. Cute. Well. Lumabas na din siya galing sa walk-in closet niya and humiga na sa tabi ko. hindi niya matawag na Khristine si Erika eh. Haha. So ayon.And with that. And sorry to ask you this. pagpasensyahan mo na yang si Erika ha. Are they really that close? Kahit nga si Nathan. :)� Sabi naman ni Matteo. Nung pagka-alis ni Laurenz. �You must be Laurenz?� �Yes.� She guided me through the living room then nagpaalam siya na iiwan niya daw muna ako.� �Ok lang po yon. I think I need to go. Dito palang sa living room. Naa-alala ko kasi yung sister ko sakanya. Oh. -. by the way. I stayed there until 10pm. He really looks familiar. Puro glass din yung part sa may pool.� �Oh. but have we met each other before?� �Sorry. may malaking picture si Khristine with her husband nung wedding nila. Baka kaumkha mo lang. dumeretso lang agad si Matt sa room without saying anything. Her husband was really familiar.� �No problem.� �You normally don�t want to be called Khristine. Kahit nga si Nathan hindi ka matawag na . Open-spaced kasi yung bahay. pero parang hindi pa. �Bakit Khristine ang tawag niya sayo?� What a random question. �Bakit? Wala naman masama kung Khristine ang tawag saakin diba? Name ko din naman yun. well. After a couple of minutes. Matteo�s P. though I can�t remember where I saw him.O. I am. Baka pagod lang? Wala naman kaming mga klase tomorrow so sabi niya pupunta daw kami sa bahay ng parents niya. Nagulat ako when Laurenz called Erika. bata kasi talaga yan kung ituring ng lahat. You can even see a part of the second floor. Pagkapasok ko. And dito sa living room. Kahit asawa niya. Erika�s P. Sorry. bumaba na si Khristine with her husband. And halata mo sa picture na umiyak siya kasi her eyes were a bit swollen.V. Pumunta na din ako sa room namin.- �Nako Laurenz. I think this house is too big for the two of them lang. :P �Oo nga naman. naliligo siya so pumunta nalang muna ako sa walk in closet ko para magpalit ng damit.O.V. He was doing something with his iPad. And one more weird thing is when he asked me if we�ve already met before. Ayaw na ayaw kasi ni Erika na tinatawag siya nun. Anyway.� �Pasok na tayo.� �Thanks for making sure that my wife gets home safetly. Hahaha. Pagkatapos ko magbihis. tumakbo siya agad sa loob without minding me. Khristine. humiga na ako sa bed and nagbasa ng pocket book. hinatid ko lang naman si Khristine and I�ve already met you so� :)� �Laurenz naman! Stay here muna! Dito ka na mag-diner! Please >3<� Ang cute cute talaga ni Khristine.

si Ate Khaye lang ang nandito. Kasi si Tita and Tito busy daw. Wala kaming class kaya we decided to stay here sa parang park ng school. Hahahaha� �Stop laughing. Mas lalo pa ngang naging kamapante yung parents ko na iwan ako dito when Matteo and I got married. �Alam ko na! Nagseselos ka noh? Oi! Aminin na nagseselos yan!!� �Sino nagsabi sayo?� Ang sungit! -. �Why are you smiling? May nakakatawa ba sa sinabi ko Khristine?� He said Khristine sarcastically. sana walang mang-gulo sa kung anong meron kami ni Matt diba? Si Matt naman. Well. Nandito kami ngayon sa bahay ng parents ni Matt. masakit saakin. Every week kasi. Chapter 41 � Erika�s P. wala daw dito sa Pilipinas. At least he�s still staying with me. Anyway. They�re still busy with our business sa Germany and sa States. :P� I said while smiling. May magaalaga na daw kasi saakin. *** Nasa school na ako with Laurenz.< I was just joking. I smiled at him. bahay-school-bahay o kaya minsan bahay-school-office-bahay nalang. We were eating our ice creams when he asked the most weird question that he has asked me. �Eh�� Napatigil ako sa sasabihin ko.Khristine diba?� Sabi niya saakin ng hindi tumitingin. Sila lang magkasama sa mall and she told me that Matteo�s his boyfriend� Laurenz�s P.- �Halata naman Babe eh. Yun ang alam ko. baka nga nakakalusot pa yan eh. Kung nandito din naman kasi sila Mom at Dad gagawin din namin yun. in a way. He kissed me nga! >.O. Tapos yung si Kuya. Yes. since classes started. Naghabulan pa kami sa loob ng kwarto at nagbatuhan ng pillows. hayaan nalang na magpaka-martyr ako. .� Hindi ako makatigil sa kakatawa.V.O. �Is you husband cheating on you?� I wasn�t really shocked pero syempre nalungkot ako knowing that my husband has another woman again. Wala nanaman akong naririnig about her and Matt eh. Maaga tuloy kami naka-uwi ni Matt. pero who knows. Kasi naman eh! Ngayon lang siya nagselos ng ganyan! �Stop laughing sabi eh! Halikan kita sige ka!� �You don�t have to threaten me para lang makakuha ka ng kiss saakin. we always find time para bisitahin talaga sila. which is really a good thing. �Bakit mo naman natanong yan?� �Because I saw him with my cousin last week. Naisip ko na kasi kung bakit niya tinatanong saakin yan. :P We spent the whole night ng naghaharutan. So I guess sa busy ni Matt na yun hindi na niya makukuha pang isingit si Selina.V. may nagaalaga naman talaga kaya lang.

Si Nathan naman� may iba na yatang girl na nililigawan? At least. May sakit kasi siya sa heart. Hindi naman kita pagtatawanan.< Kala ko tulog na lahat sa bahay. pwede mo naman ilabas yang tears mo.Mukha namang hindi siya nagulat sa tinanong ko. instead she just looked sad habang she continued eating her ice cream. Lalo lang naman din akong masasaktan. >. Fashionista din yun eh.� �Really? Nakakatuwa naman yun! Sana ma-meet ko siya. :)� Erika�s P. Ayaw niya na daw muna umuwi sa bahay nila ni Matt. :( Kaya pala familiar saakin si Matteo. Dapat hindi ko na tinanong. Ngayon ko lang kasi naalala kung saan ko siya nakita. Hindi niya kasi kinaya nung nalaman niya na may iba yung boyfriend niya.� Napatingin siya saakin nung sinabi ko yun.� She stopped what she�s doing and hugged me. <3 After a few months. Tapos you dress like her. you remind me of my sister. �Alam mo. He still finds time parin naman para makasama ako. Sa tanong niya na yun. Hindi ko lang sila nilapitan nang pinsan ko because I was in a hurry noon. �I�m so sorry to know that. Parang normal nalang saamin na hindi kami magpansinan kahit nasa iisang bahay lang kami. I don�t know. nasaan siya?� �She�s in heaven now.O. I�m really happy for him. �Bakit naman?� �Kasi she like eating carbonara and ice cream kasi. sorry for the word. �You can always treat me as your little sister. Hindi ko na din inalam kung sino yung cousin ni Laurenz.� I told her. �I really would like to meet your sister. Nakatambay kami ngayon sa kitchen. This is not the first time. Sasamahan ko nalang siya.V. Si Matt? Ayun. Mabigat pa daw kasi loob niya. Nagluluto kasi siya ng carbonara. She�s emotionally and physically weak. Kami nila Laurenz ang laging magkakasama sa school eh. He�s always busy with his school works and other things. Niyaya niya ako sa condo nila. we became more close. She loved her too much. it obvious na hindi lang isang beses nangyari yon. �Saan ka nanaman galing?� Nagulat ako nung biglang may nagsalita. nasanay na kami sa pagiging college namin. And Laurenz is always there to help me with things.� And nung sinabi ko yun. When she stopped crying she asked me kung pwde ko na daw siya ihatid sa bahay nila. Kahit mahirap. you can�t� �Why?� �Because she�s not with us anymore. kailangan pagtiyagaan.� �And parehas din kayong. Gising . bigla niya nalang ako niyakap and she started crying. I did. niloko ng mga mahal nila. Wala na kasi siyang gana to take our afternoon subjects. And of course.� �Eh. �May bago nanaman pala si Matt?� Halata mo na she was just holding her tears back.� �No. �Alam mo. �I�m sorry to ask you that question. it�s ok. Pagkatapos niya sabihin saakin about her sister.� �Well.� I just hugged her back. Naa-awa ako sakanya.

yes. I�m s-sorry. I love him. you stay in our condo 5 days a week while I�m left here. �Let go of me!!! J-just go get your things a-and leave.� Kinuha niya yung car keys niya then he went to the door. I saw Matteo na papasok sa car niya. Parang wala naman na ding kakalabasan. lagi na siyang nasa condo and he doesn�t want me to go there. I� I need some time to think. hindi mo daw siya kasama. Hindi naman ako ganun katanga para sumunod sakanya noh. Alam ko naman na kaya siya hindi umuuwi is because he is seeing someone.� He said then he completely left.� Ang totoo? Kasama ko si Laurenz at si Nathan. Ang tagal na naming hindi nagkikita eh. �For the past few months. I just felt so weak. Pagkapasok ko nang gate. Hindi na nga siya masyadong umuuwi dito sa bahay.� �Tinawagan ko siya kanina. �I-I�ll just wait until you calm down. For once.� Why is he making a big deal out of this? Siya na nga laging busy. I just can�t stop the feelings that I feel. Matteo. Pero hindi naman pwedeng habang-buhay ako magpapaka-martyr while he�s busy dating other women out there and I�m here alone sa bahay. Minsan nalang siya umuuwi dito sa house namin sa Loyola. -. I just want to know the truth. he looked at me in the eyes. �Kila Lia.Obvious naman na kung bakit. Matteo?! Tell me!� �This is bullsh*t Erika! Sabihin mo na gusto mong sabihin!!� I felt tears fall down to my cheeks. come on!! Is that already a big deal for you?! Our condo is much more closer to my school!!!� �Much more closer or you�re with someone else?! Tell me Matteo! Alam ko na you have another woman!!! Ilang months na akong nagtitiis Matt!! Ilang months na! AND OO MATAGAL KO NANG ALAM! AYOKO LANG ALAMIN KUNG SINO BECAUSE I MIGHT KILL THAT WOMAN!� He didn�t answer. Just tell me the truth.O..pa pala si Matt. tapos ganyan pa siya? Leche lang. What happened to the Matt I knew before? I miss that Matt so much. I just wanted to give this relationship up. L-let�s just talk about this when everything�s settled. Hindi man lang ako .V. And from what I�ve heard Matteo has been cheating on her daw. Alfred�s P. I have the right to choose who I want to go with. I don�t know if I was just imagining pero I sadness and tears in his eyes. Ayaw kong sabihin sakanya kasi pinagbabawalan niya ako lumapit sakanila. �Truth? Umalis ako kasama sila Laurenz at Nathan. I didn�t feel like you�re my husband anymore! You always come home late. ALONE!� �Oh. Before he left. Yes. Instead he just hugged me. Napa-upo nalang ako sa sofa. And. Nanghihina ako.� �I told you not to go with them! Since when did you start not listening to me?! Sumusobra ka na Erika. I went to my cousins house para naman kamustahin siya. �Ako pa ngayon sumosobra?! I�m not the who�s always going home late! I�m not the one who sometimes doesn�t go home! I�m not the one who-� �So sumbatan na Erika?! Is that how you treat your husband?!� �Bakit?! Are you treating me right.

And to my surprise.- Alfred�s P.V. I saw her lying on the floor. �A-Alfred. alam niyo ba �to? Nathan.� Tumayo siya and she ran towards me. Na-aawa ako sa pinsan ko. She was still crying. si Laurenz. Chapter 42 � -. I just continued walking inside. we have to make sure na nothing�s wrong with her. fine. Unconscious. Atat ka Lo? Nagmamadali.� �Umayos ka Alfred kung ayaw mong kunin yung kotse mo. Nasa sariling room na niya si Erika sa hospital.� �Let�s just go upstairs. Bad mood yata. �Ok. Malamang lang diba? Hindi naman kami super worried kasi alam namin na pagod lang yan. �Erika. matagal na. �A-Alfred. pero tumahan na siya konti. Ayoko na. �Alfred. Hindi ka pa nga nagpapalit ng damit oh. Pero siyempre. Naka-upo si Lolo sa may bed ni Erika habang hinahaplos niya yung hair ni Erika.O.� Napa-iling nalang si Lolo.� �Ok.napansin or hindi yata ako napansin. pero. I�ll just get you water. Totoong may babae nga si Matteo. Hindi pa nakakapag- palit ng damit oh. Grabe. Sorry naman. Ito talagang batang �to! Kahit kelan. Stop na. what really happened? Buti nalang dumating ka doon. Kasi ganito yan� pumunta ako sa bahay nila. Kakauwi lang siguro neto. A-ayoko na t-talaga. Naninikip yata dibdib ko.� Sabi ulit ni lolo. Siguro alam nila �to. Hindi pa naman ganon ka-strong yung perosnality niya. Noong nasa may . Just what I thought. �Hey. Stop crying. si Kath. Oi. We�re patienly waiting for the doctor to come in with the results of the test na ginawa nila sakanya.� She wiped her tears. Sige na. Magrest ka muna.� Napa-iling nalang din ako. while kami naman ay naka-upo sa sofa. at si Nathan. Syempre ako din.� Sabi ni Lolo while looking at me. �Lo. Ano nalang mangyayari sa pinsan kung hindi ka dumating? And where�s Matteo? He should be taking care of princess. napatingin lang sa baba. I hugged her tapos tina-tap ko lang yung hand ko sa back niya. lalo nanaman siyang umiyak. ayaw niya kasi ipasabi. Nandito si Lolo. Yan kasi eh.� Tapos humagugol nanaman siya ng iyak. �Kuya. I don�t know how to say this. kayong dalawa. Si Kath naman. Naka-dress at heels pa. I can�t breathe properly. bakit hindi mo sinabi saamin? Matagal na ba?� Nagkatinginan silang dalawa then Nathan started to speak. Lo.� Instead na magstop. �A-Alfred. A-ayoko na. Matteo�s cheating on Erika. parang walang reaksyon. �Stop na.� Pumunta ako sa kitchen the got back to give her the glass of water na kinuha ko.� �Tsk. Everything�s going to be alright. Fine. oo. Pagkapasok ko. Si Laurenz at si Nathan naman. -. And. Eto talaga. I saw Erika na naka-upo sa floor tapos umiiyak nang umiiyak.- �Sabihin mo saamin kung anong nangyari. Lagi kasi nangyayari sakanya yan pag pagod siya.

you can�t wear high heels muna. I woke up sa isang room sa hospital with Lolo na nasa door nung room with my Tita na doctor and Laurenz. Ano nga bang nangyari? Owww� now I remember. sorry. T. T. Sabi niya hindi daw siya makahinga. lagi po siyang nagsusuka. Bigla bigla nalang sumisigaw. �I�ll just go outside first. Nilapitan ko. Mukha siyang nalilito. T.V. .T �Hija. Hindi niya ako pinansin.� �Well.� Ngayon lang pumasok sa isip ko. Halata mo namang masama loob niya. Then lagi din pong nahihilo. Hija. And hija. Oo. Ano? Are you feeling ok na ba? You�re Tita is here to tell us the results of the tests na ginawa sayo. Ano kaya meron? Sana lang walang malalang sakit si Erika.O �Are you sure?!� Nagulat ako kay Alfred. Alfred. �Minsan nalang po kasi umuwi si Matteo sa bahay nila.O.� Lumabas si Lolo. for our princess. biglang lumabas ng door si Matteo. umiiyak si Erika. iwas muna sa stress.- Bakit ba ang gulo ng buhay namin?! -.� O. Tapos of. �Hala? Tita? Bakit naman po?� Pati sila Lolo at sila Ate Kath nagtataka sa sinabi nang doctor. Ok na ba?� �Baka po nasa Condo nila. and Kath sitting on the couch. As much as possible.T �Oh. Sana pala hindi nalang ako nagising para hindi ko nalang din matandaan yung pain. Pagbalik ko� ayon na� oh. -.T Kala ko nung una perfect na si Matteo for my pinsan.gate na ako. -. can you please tell us what happened to Erika here. Kinuha ko siya ng water. �These past few days po Tito.T Napahawak ako bigla sa tummy ko. your 4 weeks pregnant. Awkward silence. You need to take away Erika from any harsh works muna. Nathan.- Chapter 42 � Best Gift Erika�s P.� �Laurenz. Yun pala I made the wrong choice. Ha?� Hala? Dahil lang nahimatay ako bawal na mag heels? >.� I just nodded my head parang to say na din na ok lang ako. �Tita. ano ka ba? Haven�t you noticed? I�m sure you�re already having morning sickness and lagi ka nang nahihilo. course. �My cousin. Pagkapasok ko sa bahay nila. nga. -. T. Pumasok si Lolo kasama yung tita namin na doctor. Tito. Para pong lagi siyang pagod.- Bigla nalang bumukas yung door.O Pinsan ni Laurenz?! The Eff.� �Do you have any idea kung sino yung other woman?� Tanong ni Kath. �And lagi pong natutulog.< Bigla tuloy ako napa-upo sa bed. delayed ka. Lumapit agad si Lolo saakin when he saw na gising na ako.� O. �Princess.� Sabi ni Nathan.- �May napapansin ba kayong iba kay Erika for the past few days? Kayo lagi niyang kasama diba?� Sabi ni Lolo habang nakatingin siya kay Laurenz at Nathan. Walang nagsasalita saamin for a few minutes.� Sabi ni Laurenz. Lolo looks so serious. D mo pa pala alam.

ingat ok? Mahina ang kapit ni baby. Pinipilit lang ni Lolo. Erika ha?� Said lolo. Baka kung ano pang mangyari kay baby. Wala siyang pasok bukas diba?� �Wala po. Grabe lang. And Lolo makes sure na binabantayan every move niya because he doesn�t want to lose Erika�s baby.� Sinundo na nga namin si Erika sa school niya. In short.1 month. nagsusuka siya. -. bagal mo kasi. Hindi ko alam kung saan niya nilalagay lahat ng kinakain niya. Bawal ang stress. T. . Inutusan ako ni Lolo na sunduin siya sa loob ng campus. Pinupuno na ni lolo yung ref ng puro ice cream. Tapos wala pa rin nagsasalita saamin. Sabi kasi ni Tita. Inaalis nalang muna namin ni Lolo si Matteo sa isip ni Erika. Tapos ayaw niya din yung mga amoy nung ibang food. Sasama ako sayo. Shocked rin siguro? �Hija. �Take care of our little angel. I�ll leave you na. Every morning. Speaking of Erika.- Regarding Matteo.O. ^______^V� �Sige. Lagi ding tamad. Doon din ako nakatira kaya araw-araw ako nasusungitan at nau-utusan. Parang hindi siya nabubusog. Natawa naman ako doon kahit papano. Nag make-face lang si Alfred kay Lolo. ang arte niya na. Umalis na si Tita. Pinabalik na ni Lolo sa bahay niya si Erika para naman daw may mag-alaga sakanya. Sobra na din siyang kumain.� Lumabas na si Tita.< Lagot ako kay Lolo. Congrats to you and your husband hija. Galing lang. T. Sarap ng buhay ng babaeng yun. Tapos lagi siyang tulog. delikado daw yung pagbu-buntis niya.T �I can�t believe this.� Sabi ni Lolo. lalo niya pang na-feel yung pagka-prego. Inunahan mo pa kami ni Kath makasal and magkaroon ng baby. �Edi magpakasal na kayo. This is God�s best gift for me� si Baby. Siyempre mahal ko pinsan ko at mahal ko din ang magiging pamangkin ko. Delikado pagbubuntis mo So. I�m a month pregnant and I haven�t noticed?! Nakatingin lang silang lahat saakin. Hindi naman ako pwedeng hindi sumunod kasi papagalitan ako ni Lolo. Ayaw niya din yung matatapang na perfumes. Ayaw na nga pumasok sa school. :) Alfred�s P. :)))) She�s already 2 months pregnant. Palabas na sana ako nang bahay kaso nakasalubong ko si Lolo. �Alfred. for two lang lagi yung mga food na niluluto.T Nung kaming dalawa ni Lolo ang nandito sa bahay. Kundi lang siya buntis baka nasuntok ko na yun� Joke. sige. Tapos she�s always craving for ice cream. Hala?! Hindi ko pa pala siya nasusundo sa school?! Nakalimutan ko! >. Pag nakaka-amoy siya ng ganon minsan nahihilo siya or nagsusuka. where are you going?� �Sunduin ko po si Erika. Kain nang kain pero hindi tumataba.V. Baka kasi lalo lang siyang ma-stress. Nung nandito naman na si Erika laging pang-5 yung niluluto. Hayaan mo na nga. After namin malaman na buntis siya. Kaya si Lolo bumibili na nang isang katutak na ice cream. Hahaha. :)� �Bakit ngayon lang?! Ikaw talaga!!� �Sorry Lo!! At least nga po na-alala ko pa. Inggit ako *pout� That broke the silence.

-.� Sinamaan niya lang ako ng tingin. At itong buntis na �to. Tulog nalang ako.- Erika�s P. Dapat si Matteo!! >.O. Laurenz.. Puro Asian foods. sasama ako.< Naa-asar na ako ha! T. Sumakay siya sa likod kasama ni Lolo. Eat-all-you-can pa! Yummy.� �Eeeeeeeeeh nasaan ba si Lolo?� �Ayun oh. kung ano-ano pinapabili ni Erika kay Lolo.Nakita ko siya agad na nakaupo sa bench kasama si Laurenz at si Nathan. . Pero wala pa siyang pinapabili na stuffs for the baby. nagpabili pa siya ng ice cream. ang kulit kulit! Sinabi nang hindi pwede mag high heels. Binigyan lang nila ako ng pagbigyan-mo-na look. Parang ako ang nagsu-suffer sa buntis na �to eh. Sabihin mo kay Lolo. And pagod. Hahaha. Tumayo siya tapos lumapit saakin. Ang hirap pala magshopping pag prego ka. Busog na busog na ako. :))) Parang naubos lahat ng powers ko. siguro bankrupt na ako dito kay buntis! -. When we were at the mall.V. Lagot ako dito.T �Erika.� �Sabihin mo! Bilis! Guton na ako pati si pamangkin mo!!� Wala akong magagawa kundi pagbigyan. he�ll come back to us� sana. Naiyak naman ako sa sinabi ko. Buti nalang si Lolo ang gumagastos. may kausap sa telepono. Nakakatakot yung tingin ni Erika. -.< Kahit kelan talaga. >. �Where�s Lolo?� �Nandoon sa may gate.� �REALLY?! Sabihin mo kay Lolo daan tayo sa mall tapos kain tayo sa YakiMix tapos bili tayo Dairy Queen!!� Tapos tumingin ako sa dalawa. sa harap. pag nalaman niya na nanjan ka na. Wala akong magawa so I talked to baby nalang. Kaya no choice ako. �Walangya ka Alfred! Anong oras na?! Bakit late mo ko sinundo?! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you!!!!!� With matching palo nung mga folders na hawak niya. Sabi nila saglit lang daw. So naiwan nalang ako sa car with manong driver. pinsan!� Tumingin silang tatlo sa direction ko. Tagal nila. Pero totoo naman diba? Or should I give up? Haiixt. �Alfred! I�m hungry!� �Bahala ka jan. �to talagang buntis na �to! >.< �Hey. Ako naman. Baby! Hello! Excited na si Mommy na makita ka kahit matagal pa. Katabi ko si manong driver. Pero sabi ni Lolo may dadaanan muna sila ni Alfred sa office. Hinihintay na tayo. Sorry kung hindi mo pa nakikita si Daddy mo ha? Love naman niya tayo kaya lang he�s confused right now. nagsuot parin! >.After noon. tama na yan. -. kung hindi. Gutom na gutom daw siya. At least sinundo ka pa ni Alfred.- Sumakay na kami ni Erika sa kotse.< Kumain na kami sa gustong restaurant ni Erika.� �Thanks. ang dami-daming kinuha. I�m sure. Si Erika. Nagyaya na ako na umuwi.

Knowing that when I do this. my parents are here to take care of me. Pero at the same time. a part of doesn�t want to� Nalilito na ako. . Kaysa naman maging kawawa kami ni baby. I really should end this. you really need to end this. just end this. Tagal ko na palang nakatulog.� Alfred smile tapos inakbayan niya ako. and si Lolo Daddy.� I was already sobbing. I didn�t know how to feel. Kahit anong mangyari. I want to be happy because finally. This is for the better. I�m here in the place that I didn�t want to go. The decision whether to continue this relationship with Matteo� Or should I just leave him. wake up.� �What? Anong this Lolo? I just slept then I woke up in front of our condo?� �Erika. I guess I�ll be making the biggest decision of my life unexpectedly tonight. everything will have to end. Isa na ako doon. Kaya lang pagkatingin ko kung nasaan kami. Tito and Tita�s here to take you with them. Tina-tap ni Alfred yung back ko. I had no choice but to look at him. Ingat ha? Just make it quick. Kapit ka lang kay mommy ha? I love you so much. Baby. Nakasandal kasi siya eh. for the better. Kahit anong mangyari. look at me. Yung gagawin mo.O. he won�t be a good father and husband to you and your baby. Erika�s P. �Erika.� Bumababa nalang ako then tinabihan ko si Alfred sa labas ng car. Mas gaganda buhay niyo ng baby mo. Wala namang mangyayari if you�ll continue your relationship with Matteo. �Don�t worry. kaya natin. I didn�t realize I was crying until Alfred wiped a tear from my cheek. Chapter 43 � His Love Is All She Knows. �Princess. �Princess.� Tama si Lolo.� Lolo hugged me before kami tumuloy ni Alfred. Si Lolo? He�s not coming?� �I�m going to wait for you here princess.� Ginising ako ni Lolo. sorry ha. he won�t be a good father and husband to you and your baby. But at the same time. Nandito na pala sila. Why do everything in my life needs to be complicated? Ang hirap. si Lolo. I�m so blessed to have him as my cousin.� Then he kissed me sa forehead. Madaming daddy yang pamangkin ko. �Lolo�s right. I feel sad.V. He�s always there for me kahit sungit- sungitan ko siya. Pero mommy has to do this. I was shocked. babalik ka na sa States. Hindi ka naman din pababayaan ni Lola.** �Princess.� Tama si Lolo. just end this. �Princess.� He held my chin up. Besides after this. Nanjan naman si Tito Alfred mo. Wag mo na siyang hayaan na habulin ka pa ulit. Kahit naman wala na si totoong daddy mo. baba muna tayo nang car please? Alfred and I wants to talk to you about something. �Let�s go?� �W-Wait. Wala namang mangyayari if you�ll continue your relationship with Matteo. Hinawakan ko yung tummy ko and lalo akong napaiyak. �You can do it princess.

While we were walking. I wished that the ground could just swallow me now. Every
step I
take feels like I�m in slow motion. Ang bigat bigat sa feeling.
My hands and knees were already shaking.
You can do this Erika. He fooled you twice. He deserves this. I keep on telling
myself.
Pagkapasok namin, ang daming tao sa lobby and they were looking at me. Alfred
pulled me
closer to him to avoid getting too much attention.
Nakarating na kami sa front desk to ask for a spare key kay manong guard. Kasi lagi
naman
nagiiwan nang spare si Matt para saakin. Kahit na bloodshot pa yung mata ko, ako
parin
ang kumausap kay manong guard. Baka kasi pag si Alfred hindi niya ibigay.
I cleared my throat �Kuya, good evening. Kunin ko lang po sana yung spare na
iniiwan ni
Matteo.�
�Nako, hija! Anong nangyari sayo? Ok ka lang ba?!�
I gave him a fake smile. �Siyempre naman kuya! Pagod lang. Yung susi po?�
�Nako, wala dito. May kumuha kanina eh. Nanjan naman siya sa taas eh. Kanina pa
dumating.�
�Ah, ganon po ba? Sige. Puntahan ko lang po. Salamat.�
Sumakay na kami ni Alfred sa elevator. Our unit is on the 24th floor kaya mejo
matagal.
I started to fix my self as soon as the door of the elevator closed. I stopped
crying even
though gustong gusto ko parin umiyak. I wiped the tears. I tried to act normal as
possible.
Alfred was just looking at me. I saw pity in his eyes. �Kahit anong gawin mo,
halata parin na
umiyak ka.� He hugged me and I couldn�t control my emotions anymore. � If you don�t
want
to do this, let�s just tell Lolo. I�m sure he�s gonna understand.�
�N-no. I r-really should do this. Sobra na siya Alfred eh. S-sobra na.� My voice
was already
breaking.
Hindi ko talaga alam gagawin ko kung wala si Alfred. He�s always there for me kahit
ang
sama-sama ko sakanya.
He tapped my back. �Sige na. Tama na yan. You need to be strong para kay Baby oh.�
Then
he wipped my tears.
When we already at the door, Alfred�s phone rang. He looked dissapointed when he
saw
who was calling. �Princess, can you wait here for a few minutes? I just need to
give this to
Lolo.�
�Sige.� I answered
�Just wait here. Don�t do anything until I come back.� He ran towards the elevator.
Gusto ko na �to matapos agad.
Hindi ko na hihintayin si Alfred.
Nathan�s P.O.V.
Papunta ako kay Matteo para maki-usap na bitawan niya na si Erika. To let her go.
Things will be much more easier pag nangyari yun.
Hindi na aasa si Erika na babalik pa si Matteo sakanya. Sasama na din siya kila
Tita at Tito.
Diba? Much better.
While driving, All She Knows by Bruno Mars played�
I remember Erika sa kantang �to.

�Once again you're home alone
Tears running from your eyes
And I'm on the outside
Knowing that you're all I want
But I can't do anything
I'm so helpless baby�
I couldn�t understand why you were always crying pag nagiisa ka lang sa house niyo.
I can�t
understand kung bakit ka nagtiya-tiyaga sa taong hindi ka mahal. Nandito naman ako
eh. I
still haven�t gave up yet. Pero wala akong magawa, you really love him. Baka pag
naman
pinigil kita, mapalayo loob mo saakin. Hindi ko kaya yun. Masakit saakin.
�Everyday same old things
So you're still feelin pain
Never had real love before
And it ain't her fault�
Nung nalaman mong may mistress si Matteo, you were hurt. Alam ko, everytime you
would
think who was it or kung nasaan ba siya. Kahit kelan, you never felt to be loved
truly. Sa
aming mga naging boyfriend mo, nagloko kami. I�m sorry if you�re feeling that way.
�She knows better but
She can't help it
Wanna tell her
But would that be selfish
How do you heal
A heart that can't feel, it's broken
His love is all she knows, all she knows, all she knows
His love is all she knows, all she knows, all she knows�
I know you�re smart enough to make a wise decision pero at the same time I know how
hard it is for you. Kung pwede ko lang sabihin na �Erika, ano ka ba? Gina-g*go ka
na ni
Matteo eh. Nasasaktan ka lang. Ako nalang. I love you.� Gagawin ko na. Kaya lang
hindi
pwede eh. And sa araw- araw na yun, parang nagiging manhid ka na. I�m the one na
nasasaktan pag nakikita kitang ganyan Erika. But sabi nga nila, when you truly love
a person,
you wouldn�t believe in anything unless it came from the person you love. Kung
ganon
naman, I really can�t do anything diba?
Erika only knows her love for Matteo.
Hanggang sa makarating ako sa condo nila at mag-end yung kanya, yun parin ang
naiisip ko.
Haiiixt. Sobrang bait ko na sa gagawin ko. Ewan ko nalang.
�Hey Nate! Anong ginagawa mo dito?� I saw Alfred sa parking lot. Lumapit siya
saakin. Yung
Lolo naman ni Erika nasa may car. May kausap sa phone.
�I was supposed to talk to Matteo.�
�Erika�s upstairs. She�s waiting for me. Kakausapin niya na din sana eh. Sabay na
tayo.�
Why do I have a bad feeling about this?
Feeling ko may mangyayaring masama.
Chapter 45 - Pain.
Alfred's P.O.V.
While we were in the elevator, Nathan asked me kung alam naman daw ni Matteo. I
told
him she was planning to tell him everything and ened their relationship.
Alam ko naman hanggang ngayon na may gusto siya kay Erika. Pero he chose na

magparaya.
Sobrang bait ni Nathan.
Matteo and Erika owns the whole 24th floor. Kaya nga may 1st floor yung unit nila
eh It's
not actually called a unit ang tawag talaga penthouse. Yun. Share ko lang. :)))
When we were already in the 24th floor, we heard a scream.
Agad kaming pumunta ni Nathan sa door ng unit nila Erika.
The door was opened.
Pagkabukas namin, we saw Erika and Selina.
Selina was on the 5th step of the stairs, shocked, while si Erika, nasa end ng
staircase.
Erika was crying and shouting tapos nakahawak siya sa tummy niya.
Tumakbo agad kami ni Nathan kay Erika. "ERIKA!! ERIKA!! WHAT HAPPENED?! I TOLD YOU
TO WAIT!! ANO NANGYARI?!"
"A-alfred. A-ang s-sakit." Her voice was weak. And hina. Para nalang siyang
bumubulong.
Her eyes were flooded with tears. Halata mong nasasaktan talaga siya.
"ANG ALIN!! ERIKA! ANO BA!!" We were helping her to stand up. Hinang-hina talaga
siya.
"A-alfred. H-hospital. S-si b-baby."
And that was when we notice na may blood sa legs niya.
"Alfred, bring her to the hospital. Ako na bahala dito." He was looking furiously
at Selina.
"Erika. Erika! Listen to me! Everything's going to be alright! Be strong. Okay?!"
He kissed
Erika sa forehead then umalis na ako.
Before ako makalabas nang door, I saw Nathan had a hard grip on Selina's wrist.
Umiiyak na
din siya. And before ako tuluyang maka-alis, I heard Selina. "Sorry! Nathan! I
didn't know!
Ano ba! Let go of me! Masakit!"
I ran as fast as I could.
Selina's P.O.V.
I was just staring at them for a while. Nagulat ako. I didn't know na she was
pregnant.
Natakot ako kay Nathan. He was looking at me furiously. Galit na galit siya. Hindi
ko naman
alam eh!
Hinawakan niya yung wrist ko and pulled me down the stairs. Ang sakit nang
pagkakahawak
niya sa wrist ko. "Sorry! Nathan! I didn't know! Ano ba! Let go of me! Masakit!"
He pushed me. Napasandal ako sa wall. Ang sakit. Sobra na si Nathan. "LET GO OF
YOU?
DAPAT LANG SAYO YAN!! KULANG PA NGA YAN FOR ALL THE PAIN YOU'VE CAUSED!
SOBRA KA NA! SOBRANG SOBRA NA!!"
Naiyak na din ako. Pero this time, hindi sa pain sa pagkakatulak saakin or sa
paghila saakin
ni Nathan. Naiiyak ako dahil ngayon ko lang narealize na ganon pala ako kasama.
"N-Nathan, sorry. I didn't know. I-it's just that I-I love M-matteo so much."
Before he spoke, kinuha niya yung vase na nasa table sa tabi niya ang hinagis sa
side
ko. "LOVE? DAMN THAT! JAN NALANG TAYO LAGING SUMASABLAY! AT NGAYON KA PA
NAGSO-SORRY?! WHEN ANYTHING HAPPENS TO ERIKA AND HER BABY, I SWEAR.
BABALIKAN KITA. AKO MISMO ANG GAGANTI SAYO! DAMN YOU!!"
And with that, he walked away.
I was left there, crying.
Ngayon lang nag-sync in saakin lahat nang ginawa ko.
Umakyat ako sa room ni Matteo. He was still sleeping. He was really drunk.
Tiningnan ko lang siya. I kissed him on the lips for the last time.

This is the last time na magpapakita ako sainyo. Sorry for all the pain I've
caused. Sorry sa
pagba-blackmail ko sayo. I love you Matt, pero I've already done too much. Sorry sa
lahat. I
love you, goodbye.
I drived home with a heavy heart. I didn't know what love did to me until now. I
know any
day, karma will hit me. And when that comes, tatanggapin ko yun ng buong-buo. After
all, I
can't blame them from walking away. I didn't anything right to make the stay.
Lahat na kami nasasaktan because of me.
I deserve this.
Alfred's P.O.V.
Tinawagan ko agad yung parents ni Erika na kakadating lang dito sa Pilipinas. I
told them na
Erika was rushed to the hospital. Agad naman silang pumunta dito.
Lolo was just sitting there and nakatulala. Hindi ko na mapigilan umiyak, I'm a guy
yet
naiyak ako sa sinapit ng pinsan ko. She's still too young to experience yung mga
nangyayari
sakanya.
"Alfred! Alfred! What happened to my daughter? Is she alright?" Tita came rushing
towards
me kasama si Tito.
"T-tita. I don't know yet." She just hugged me. Naiiyak na din siya. Tito was
comforting her.
Kakadating lang nila dito pero yan agad ang sumalubong sa kanila. It must be really
heart-breaking for them. Saakin pa nga lang eh, paano pa kaya sakanila?
We were waiting at Erika's room. Wala pa siya eh.
A few minutes and there was a knock on the door. Pagkabukas, I saw the nurse. Erika
was
sleeping.
Pinalabas muna kami sa room para maayos na siya doon.
Pagkapasok namin, Tita hugged her agad kahit tulog pa siya. Umiiyak na talaga si
Tita.
May kumatok ulit sa door, and pumasok na si Tita namin na doctor.
"First of all, let me ask you, Alfred, what happened? I told you before na delikado
yung
pagbubuntis niya diba?"
All of them looked at me. Napatingin nalang ako sa baba.
"Well, she really needs rest. As much as possible, kung pwede sana, vacation. She
might
have depression eh."
She looked at Tita Kate, mommy ni Erika. She was standing sa may bed ni Erika and
Tito was
behind her.
"And as for the baby, sorry pero hindi na namin siya nakayanan i-save. The baby's
gone.
I'm really sorry."
Napahagugol na si Tita nang iyak. I can't help but to walk out.
Why is this all happening?
Chapter 46 � Good bye�s.
Matteo�s P.O.V.
Ang sakit nang ulo ko. Nasobrahan nanaman ako last night sa paginom.
Hindi pa din ako nakakapagpalit ng clothes ko. I was still wearing the clothes that
I wore to
class yesterday.
Ganyan na ako lagi simula nung pinaalis ako ni Erika sa bahay namin. Pasok sa
school sa

umaga, inom sa hapon, tulog sa gabi. Even all of my grades are dropping.
I didn�t know how Erika knew.
As much as possible, ayoko sana na malaman niya na hawak ako ni Selina sa leeg.
I changed my clothes, then went down stairs to eat breakfast. Pagkababa ko,
everything
was a mess. Sa end ng stairs, may drops of blood. Tapos sa may dinning area,
nabasag yung
vase. Some of the furnitures were pushed aside.
Then sa table may note:
Matt, sorry for all that I�ve done to you and Erika. I�m letting you do. Sorry.
This is Selina�s handwriting.
What the hell happened here?
Erika�s P.O.V.
Nagising ako sa hospital.
Hospital nanaman. Lagi nalang ako nandito.
Nakita ko yung wall clock, 8:00am.
I felt someone holding my hand. Pagkatingin ko, si Mama. She was holding my hand
while
she was sleeping
�Mom. Mama.� Ginising ko siya. I missed my parents so much.
Pagkagising niya, ginising niya din agad si Dad at si Alfred na natutulog sa sofa.
Agad silang lumapit saakin. Mom and Dad hugged me agad. �Are you feeling ok, baby?
May
masakit ba?� Tanong ni Dad saakin.
�Wala po, Dad.� I smiled at them.
After that, pinakain na agad nila ako. Then kwentuhan. I can�t understand why, pero
parang
feeling ko may kulang saakin.
Alfred�s P.O.V.
After niya kumain, nagkwentuhan lang sila ni Tita. We still don�t know kung paano
namin
sasabihin sakanya na wala na ang baby. Alam ko na sobrang masakit sakanya kasi
everyday
niya kinakausap yung baby sa loob nang tummy niya.
Si Lolo naman, pinauwi muna namin. Nagkasakit na yata.
�Mom, Dad. Pag bumalik kayo sa States, I�ll go with you na ha? Para doon na din ako
mag
give birth kay baby.� Sabi niya pa while smiling.
�Ah, princess. Can you tell us what happened first? Yung nangyari sainyo ni Selina?
� Sabi ni
Tito.
�Well, kumatok ako sa door, then she opened it. Nagulat ako to see her wearing
Matteo�s
bathrobe tapos her hair was messy. Her lipstick was also smugged. Alam nanaman
siguro
natin what happened diba?�
She continued�
�Then I asked her if I could just talk to Matteo. She said no. Pero nagpumilit ako
pumasok.
When we were on the stairs, she pushed me. Then I fell back. Then ayon, Alfred and
Nathan
came��
�Princess, kasi when that happened� you lost your baby.� Sabi ni Tito.
I was just staring sa baba to avoid Erika�s eyes.
�Dad, ano ka ba?! Your joking right?� She said.
�No, princess. Sorry.�
She started to cry. �Dad! Ano ba yang pinagsasa-sabi mo!! I didn�t lose my baby!!
Mom!!
Ano ba!! Tell me it�s just a joke!!!� Hinug lang siya ni Tita and sinubukang

Nandito ako sa bahay nila Erika ulit.� And sa buong maghapon na yun. I tried to talk to them. Because of everything that happened. pero wala talaga. Just let me talk to her. kasi alam ko. her baby. 3 days siyang hindi lumabas nang kwarto. Aalis na po sila Ma�am Erika. sabay sabay nawala lahat. walang magawa. si Tito naman hinahug nalang din si Erika. �Manong. ilang araw nang bumabalik si Matteo sa bahay. Hindi siya pwedeng umalis nang hindi ko siya nakakausap. Awang-awa na ako sa pinsan ko. Ibang- iba na siya. Parang in two weeks. . Sorbrang sakit siguro para sakanya seeing her daughter really. Matteo�s P. tita tried to talk her out of things. �Dad.� Parang biglang tumigil ang mundo ko. Babalik na ho sa Amerika. Well. Dumiretso lang sila sa kotse and didn�t mind my presence. She wore a fitted black dress and killer red stilletos. Buti nalang kinakausap pa nila ako. she would just go crazy. She didn�t want to eat. And doon sa 2 weeks na yun. P-please tell this is only o-one of y-your stupud jokes. Kahit mag makaawa siya. maka-usap ko lang siya. lumabas na yung parents niya. tatanggapin ko lahat. Nakatulog na pala ako nang nakasandal sa gate. �Eh. Sir. she was wearing a devil red lipstick. lalo pa siyang nagwala. para saan yang mga yan?� I asked.V. Kaming lahat. Before. naging masungit na. Nung lumabas naman siya. Instead. Pumunta na ako kay Erika. Para siyang susugod sa gera. nakita ko yung mga maids nila pati yung driver na naglalagay nang mga maleta sa kotse. Ngayon. Hindi namin hinayaan nila Lolo at Tito na makita niya pa ulit si Erika. Parang in just one point of her life. �Ma!! Ano ba! Tell me this is all a joke!! Baby ko na nga lang ang meron ako nawala pa?! Ano ba! Alfred?? Diba dinala mo ako dito in time?!� �ANO BA ALFRED! SUMAGOT KA NAMAN!!� Hindi nakayanan ni Tita.patahanin. walang magawa. Pagkauwi namin sa bahay nung nakunan siya. lahat sakanya nagbago. Ilang beses na ako pumupunta dito. Pagkatayo ko. Ilang minutes pa. pero walang pumapansin. hinding hindi na namin papabalikin si Erika sakanya.O. Sasabihin ko na skanya lahat. she was just crying. If may nawala pa sa isa saamin sa pamilya niya. really hurt. She can�t afford to lose another loved one. Wala naman nang magagawa yung sorry niya eh. The kind of clothes she didn�t want to wear. She was even wearing shades and make-up. she just went numb. She doesn�t talk to much anymore. Alfred. pero ang lagi ko lang nakukuha ay suntok galing sa daddy niya at kay Alfred. It�s as if I didn�t know her anymore. ayaw na ayaw niya ng make-up. Nakatulala lang siya. Nalaman niya yung nangyari and she wanted to say sorry to Erika. Kahit ganon pa. Lumabas nalang siya nang room. ** 2 weeks passed and hindi ko na kilala yung Erika na pinsan ko. She was crying na din. I was losing hope when I saw Erika. Kahit si Nathan at si Laurenz. hindi na din siya bubbly. Her husband.

�Pero wala ka nang paki-alam doon. You�ve got three choices: give up. Dadating din yung panahon na pagsisisihan mo �to. Because of him. Wala na akong pake-alam kung may masasaktan man ako o wala. ending up like this. I don�t care about him anymore. Nagulat ako nung lumabas ako ng kotse. Nagpa-alam ako kay Lolo at kay Alfred. hawak ako ni Selina sa leeg. I don�t have a husband anymore.� Sabi ni Dad. ** Nakarating na kami sa airport. Finally. not use. This wouldn�t do you any good.� I saw tears form in his eyes. Pero dumirederetso lang ako sa kotse. Yan na ang bagong pananaw ko sa buhay. Now can you just let go of my hand.� I kissed him sa lips for the last time.O.� Hindi ko napansin na may tumulo na palang luha sa mata ko. let�s talk.Erika�s P. �Princess. When we see each other again. dahil sayo. . please. Pagkalabas ko nang bahay. I can�t do anything. Yllustre?� Siguro nagulat siya sa sinabi ko. I wished it was for the better. ako at ang pamilya ko. I became numb. someday. Don�t leave me. I gave you chances.� I left him there in the state of shock. He was following us. kasabay na niyang namatay yung Erika na nakilala mo. He didn�t respond. �When my baby got killed. Tatakbuhan ko lahat ng problema ko. Matteo. Please. Erika. but sinayang mo lang lahat yun. Erika? Tatakbuhan mo nalang lahat? Erika. Hindi ako nagwo-worry kasi susunod din naman sila next week. Iba na ako Matteo. nakita ko parin si Matteo.� �Oo. I�m fine with it. Love. �Tigilan mo na pag-arte mo Matteo. Another act? Infernes. Kami na bahala sa maleta mo.V. una ka na sa loob. He just stared at me. I didn�t care. Ibang-iba na. nakita ko si Matteo. The way I see it. mahal na mahal kita. I wipped my tears sa cheek ko. �Erika. Ang galing niya nang umarte ngayon. My voice started to break. Binitawan niya na yung kamay ko. tama ka. Pero who cares? Tama lang sakanya yan. As long as hindi ako inaapi. love is simple. hinding-hindi mo na ako makikilala. �Babe. �Good bye. �Is this how your are going to face your problems. but even if it did. Mukha siyang binugbog kasi his face was swollen.� I told him bitterly. This is the last time I�m going to let you ruin me. The day of my flight. Papasok na sana ako when Matteo grabbed my wrist.� �Don�t call me babe. I wished things didn�t change. give in. Mr. Ang importante lang.� May pumatak na na luha from his eyes but still. I could just start another life in America. I tried to loosen his grip pero wala. Tatakbuhan ko �to lahat. Wala na akong paki-alam kung may matapakan akong mga tao. �Erika! Erika! Let�s talk! Please!� I heard him say.

Hindi nga namin alam how she balances it. We can�t do anything to stop her kasi wala din naman kaming masumbat sakanya. simple. Kaya lang. She graduated as top student in the 3 courses she took. when she was still a sweetheart. After . She goes partying 4 times a week. Since Nathan graduated as an Engineer. Kaya lang ang nangyayari. Hinahayaan lang din ni Laurenz at ni Nathan si Erika sa mga gusto niya gawin. I gave all I�ve got. Twins sila. Ibang-iba six years ago. natapos na niya yung Architecture. She liked wearing flats and minsan lang siya mag-heels. they have their own company in the Philippines. Alfred�s P. She treats my sons as her own na din.V. Kath and I got married. she doesn�t exert too much effort sa mga naging boyfriends niya. She always wears make-up. while si Erika is their interior designer and their architect as well. She doesn�t wear make-up. I don�t know kung dala lang nang job niya. May shares din naman kami doon. not only her fashion. It�s been six year since we left the Philippines. you just broke my heart and my baby got killed.O. really successful. She also became one of the most in demand models. and in return. sa ibang tao. since we arrived here. And now. dedma lang. She went through a couple of relationships din. sa mga kaibigan niya. She just doesn�t believe in happy endings anymore. pero si Erika. I loved you with all of my heart but you wasted it. but she became a b!tch. lalo siyang nagbago. Lahat nang mga dress niya before was floral or printed. it�s time for me to give up. Chapter 47 � The New Erika Yllustre. Mabait lang siya sa mga taong gusto niya. he became the head of the company.or give it all you got. she�s a b!tch. 3 years lang. No offense. I gave in when I met you. Sa totoo niya. They built Powerstone Builders. Si Laurenz naman was their architect. they always find time to go here every two months. Erika always finds time to be with them despite her work na ilang days siyang nawawala in a week. pero she always wear those mini-dresses and high heels. Her boyfriend may love her very much. Right now. she�s really. Kaya naman the 3 became really close. Pero sa mga naging boyfriends niya. and cute. We already have two kids. She changed. Even though she always go to parties. Si Nathan and si Laurenz nga lang ang laging nagaasikaso kasi nga nandito sa States si Erika. Si Erika? She continued studying here. Si Nathan and Laurenz naman. She liked being a sweetheart from her attitude to her clothes but everything went different. she still does well in school. but also her attitude. Ang may pinaka malaki na shares nga doon eh yung daddy ni Erika at si Lolo. She also took short courses in Interior designing and modelling.

Wag niyo na pahirapan si Mommy niyo. Ate Kath woke me up nung mga 11pm na. Lagi din naman kasi akong travel ng travel or yet.� He paused for a bit. Grabe. I was in my walk-in closet when I noticed a shirt. �How�s your trip? Nagenjoy ka ba?� �How can I enjoy kung parang lagi kaming hinahabol ng oras. �Saan ka ba pumunta? Hindi ka nagpa-alam saamin nung umalis ka. Haha. which is doon din ako nakatira. . They�re really cute. Joke. Siguro busy sa office? Pero it�s already 8:30pm. Naka dress pa kasi ako. ako na magpapatulog sainyo.) �Hi!! How are my very. very cute nephews? Did you miss Tita?� �Tita.� He laughed. Erika�s P. Yung investigating look. The place was really nice though. I just got home from my work.� Sumunod naman sila agad saakin. to get something. tumakbo agad si Nico and si Franco to hug me.V.� Tawag ni Ate Kath. Parang kilala ko yang shirt na yan. so sinuot ko. Tumabi ako sakanya.that was Matteo�s shirt. We don�t even have time to sleep. �Nico!!! Tita Erika�s already here!!!� Pagpasok ko pa lang sa pintuan nang bahay nila Alfred. That project was so tiring. Tapos tumakbo sila sa likod ko. and anak sila ni Alfred. Siyempre mana sa Tita eh. Ang bango- bango padin. Franco! Time to sleep.O. Dito na nga pala ako nagsa-stay kila Alfred. Baka may iba? Haha. Lika na. �Kay Matteo. we are not cute!!! We�re gwapo!! HMP!� Sabi ni Franco tapos sabay silang nagwalk-out. �Hi Alfred!� �Erika!� Then he hugged me. Ever since they got married. Ang cute talaga. Napasama yata sa mga inimpake kong damit dati. �Nico.� �Para namang hindi ka sanay na lagi akong umaalis. �Wait. �Ayaw pa Mom!!! Nico! Tago tayo! Hahaha. Erika! Pagpasensyahan mo na yang dalawa. laging nasa party. 4 years old palang sila pero nakakapagsalita na nang straight and they�re really smart. I tucked them to their beds. Sa ibang place din kasi ginawa yung shoot. �Ikaw talaga. he wanted to talk to me daw. I just go home to sleep. May topak eh. Nico and Franco are twins. Alfred was already there too. Lagi naman din ako wala. Halata naman kung nasaan sila. 5 days din akong nawala. I told ate Kath that I would change my clothes first. I didn�t notice na nakatulog na din pala ako sa tabi nila.� I told her. �That was�� I cut him off to what he was saying. the two of them insisted na to stay ako with them.� Tapos nagtago silang dalawa. �Kayong dalawa talaga.� Yes. or on weekends. kaninag umaga pa yan. �Hey. I don�t know what came into my mind pero yun ang sinuot ko at shorts. �Para kasing maganda eh. She does company reports every one�s in a while and send them to the one who�s assigned to explain it. Wala pa din kasi si Alfred. Malaki siya saakin.� Tapos tiningnan niya ako from head to toe.� Sabi ni Ate Kath.all. . Erika�s still working in their company. I went down to find Alfred eating ice cream by the kitchen counter. Nagkwentuhan kami while we were both eating.

� Nagulat siguro sila sa sinabi ko. akala nang lahat dito na I�m still single.� That thought somehow made me smile and sad at the same time. Sarap!! :P �Erika. interior designer. At least I can flirt with everyone I want to without them knowing that I�m still tied to the person who I�m pretending that he doesn�t exist anymore. Parang mas sumusunod pa nga sila kay Erika kaysa saakin.� �So I guess we�ll have to say no to Lolo. �And come to think of it. �Alfred. Sorry if I was thinking about that. Tulog na yung kambal?� �Oo. Call me selfish. Siguro namiss lang nila ako. �Ah. He fooled me twice. hindi ko pinapa-alam sa iba na I�m married. Kath and I were planning to go back to the Philippines and were going to stay there for a couple of months. incase you forgot. I�m still using Yllustre as my last name. kasi. model. And yet. Saan ka pa? Don�t you think it�s time for you to have a family?� Sabi ni Alfred. Turned out to be na he was a good liar. Ate. At least nasasaktan ko siya effortless. but I like it that way. And if you would ask me kung bakit hindi ko ayusin.� �Okay. Pero they don�t know na I came from a broken marriage. ang alam nila. I�m happy na ganito nalang. Architect.Pangtulog lang naman. Kasi alam nang lahat sa Pinas na he�s married. �Hindi naman.� �Wait. We haven�t settled things yet. Oo. Pero as much as possible.� Kumuha pa ako nang ice cream.� I told them. The kids really love her. :) Wala din naman kasing masyadong nakaka-alam na kinasal kami ni Matt. Galing no? Para-paraan lang yan. I�m still using his last name. Kaya hindi nalang siya makapag-flirt sa iba. may wine pa ba jan? Kasi kanina pa ako naghahanap. I came from one of the most elite families in the Philippines.� She nodded then kumuha na akong nang glasses para saamin. if I didn�t lost my baby. ang pangalan ko ay Erika Yllustre. Erika. Kumuha na din ako ng ice cream and ate. �Alam mo Erika. kalaro na ni Nico and Franco yun. Successful. Ilang beses ko na naisip yun. I just couldn�t get rid of the thought na baka iwan lang din nila ako katulad nang ginawa ni Matteo saakin. �Siguro. Ang alam lang nila. He made me believe na ako lang. They help me to hide my secrets. can he do that? Hindi diba. He would�ve been 6 years old na. There was awkward silence before nagsalita ulit si Alfred. Alam . We need to tell you something.� Sabi ni Ate Kath. Habang nagmo-model ako. Just like sa modelling company na pinapasukan ko. you�re only 25. I�m still married. Is it okay kung maiiwan ka dito?� �No. Pumunta din kami sa living room at doon nagusap while drinking wine. Eh siya. Si Erika nagpatulog.

�Way to go Erika!! Dahan-dahan lang! The night is ours!� Natawa nalang ako sa sinabi ni Jed. �Of course I�m back!� I called the waiter. Pumunta ako sa likod nung parang couch. kasama ko na nagmo-model. �Bakit may suot kang ganito? It doesn�t fit you. Umupo ako sa tabi ni Claire and ininom ko nang isang inuman yung dry martini.� At binigyan niya ako ng nakakalokong ngiti.ko namang hindi ka papayag na maiwan dito and hindi ka din papayag na bumalik sa Pinas. He kissed me slowly. Of course. placed it behind his neck. And yun kasi yung iniinom ko pag nagwawala ako. I started to respond. Kasi naman. �OMYGOSH GIRL!! YOU�RE BACK!!!� Sigaw ni Claire. �One dry martini please. When it was already on the floor. Tapos baka last ko na to kasi babalik na ako nang Pilipinas. gustong-gusto ko magwala. Haha. So ayon. �Hi. He held my waist and pulled me closer to him. lagi kaming may kinakawawang tao hanggang sa umalis yung mga taong yun. Bad. He was slowly removing my cardigan. I helped him remove it. Haha. He bit it. making the kiss more deeper. at sinandal sa gilid ng couch. It was like he was savoring the taste of my lips. they see me in some articles. I was wearing a tube mini-dress kasi tapos nagpatong ako nang cardigan. When the edge of my cardigan was on the edge of my shoulder.� Nagulat sila saakin. Tuwing nandito kasi kami.� ** Nung natulog na sila Alfred. Tapos idagdag mo pa si Lolo na makapangyarihan. Sumandal doon. umalis muna ako. �So. his kisses moved to my right shoulder. course wala. �Kakadating mo lang?� �Yup!� Tapos hinila niya ako patayo. Some of them know me as before ko pa sila nakilala. love. Ikaw ba naman maging only child ng isang sikat na fashion designer at isa sa mga pinakamalaking business man slash lawyer sa Pilipinas. Erika? Wala ka bang work tomorrow?� �Of. Sama mo pa yung pagsuot ko nang shirt ni Matteo kanina. I�m coming with you. He removed my cardigan using his teeth. and pulled him in. I slid my hands up his chest. . Alfred. I went to the bar. Napalingon silang lahat saakin. Bigla ko nalang naramdaman na may umakbay saakin. I ordered another one and ininom ko ulit ng straight. Hindi pa yata ako napapansin nang mga �to. And we also came from the elite families in the Philippines. Sobrang stress sa work. Nakikita daw nila ako sa news before. while yung iba. And right now.� Si Enzo. who�s going to be the loser this night?� I asked. Ilang araw din akong hindi nakapunta dito no! All of my friends here are filipino�s. �Are you sure.� �No. nandoon sila sa place sa bar kung saan kami lagi.� Dry martini is one of my favorite alcholic drink. Lahat kami nagkakilala sa bar.

Kala niya ha! �And for the last hell shot!! Sex on The Beach!!� Sabay naming ininom yung last. Kala niya ha! Sanay na sanay na ako uminom. Party all night! I missed this. Umupo kami and ordered another set of drinks. Si Enzo nga pala ay ang aking pinaka-bestfriend sakanilang lahat dito sa States. Opo.� �Sorry?� Naningkit mata ko. �Alam mo ba yung 13 hell shots?� Hinahamon yata ako nito ah.� Suddenly. Alam niya naman kasi na kaya ko. Nung napagod ako. Ang gwapo. �13 HELL SHOTS!� Sigaw ni Jed to get the attention of the people in the bar. Friend with benefits. Lahat na yata nakasayaw ko na dito. �Ano pa kaya?� Sabi nung lalaki in a boring tone. Kilala na nga kami eh. Sayaw lang ako ng sayaw kahit hindi ko na kilala yung mga lalaking kasayaw ko. at ni Jeos.� I answered. Walang pang tama saakin yung mga ininom ko kanina. Maya-maya lang. Gwapo ka sana. I smirked. Kayo ba naman almost everynight ang nandito. Nahihilo na ako pero yung guy. kaya keri pa. �First shot. Diba? Hindi nagtagal. Jed was smiling nang nakakademonyo.� This is the 6th drink and I can feel na namamanhid na yung dila ko. Bloody Mary. �Kaya mo?� I smiled. Gladiator. �Kaya pa?� Binigyan ako nung lalaki nang isang nakakalokong ngiti.�WOOOOHOOOO!! HOT!! GET A ROOM!!� Sigaw nila Giana. Si Jed ang nagpaka-referee. �Oh. . The DJ gave him the microphone. �Grasshopper. Nakita niya siguro na I was a bit dizzy already. Pero hataw parin ako. but still kaya ko �to. Mojito.� Lahat ng tao nagchi-cheer na. Hinilera na nung bartender yung 13 hell shots sa counter. We stopped kissing. Napatingin ako sa lalaking nasa tabi ko.� Uminit talaga ulo ko sakanya. Brent. parang wala pang epekto sakanya. margarita!� Nakita niya na walang effect saakin. And whoever falls first is the loser. �The bartender�s going to give them the 13 most hard drinks in this bar. �Give me the same kind of bullshit he�s drinking. �Of course. Black Russian. Friends lang. filipino ka din pala. Sino ba �tong lalaking �to?! �7th! Gin and tonic!� Sigaw ni Jed. nagkayayaan din kaming sumayaw. Yabang mo lang. lahat nalang nang tao nakatingin saamin. �Ang yabang naman nito� pabulong kong sinabi. �That was a wow. Tinawag ko yung buong barkada. Nagwawala na din ako.� I saw him smirk. Nagtitinginan lang kami nung lalaki kanina. Sino ba naman kasi hindi magtataka. But I believe you�re not wild enough because of what you�re drinking. Tinawag ko yung bartender. Lahat nang tao naghihiyawan na. pumunta muna ako sa may bar counter and ordered the usual. He smiled at me and chuckled. Ininom ko na din sunod-sunod yung tatlo pa. Naiinis na talaga ako sakanya so I drank the next 2 shots straight. eh parang kaming magbabarkada na ang hari at reyna na club na �to. nagstart nang mang-lait nang mga tao si Kristy. �That was a strawberry daquiri.

And I�m Kiel. Wala ka din namang kasi hindi talaga nagpapapigil yan. Nang bigla nalang may kumalabit saakin. �Hello. When Erika passed out.O. Enzo�s P. Erika was already drunk.� Ang sakit talaga nang ulo ko. And after a while bumitaw na siya sa kiss. Takot pa naman si Erika pag nagagalit yan. I can still control some of my actions. Doon namin tinuloy yung party. Except for my friends of course. yes. �Hello. sumalubong saakin ang kisses ni Erika. Binuhat ko si Erika and inupo siya sa shotgun seat and sinuot ko sakanya ang seatbelt. Haha. I�m going to drive her home already. It�s around 6am na.� Someone was brushing my cheeks. Umalis kami nang bar around 4:30am and dumiretso sa condo ni Kiel. My head is pounding. I changed my clothes then slept beside Erika. Enzo�s P. Minsan lang kasi yan magalit eh. Ate Kath and Alfred asked me kung okay lang daw ba muna saakin na bantayan si Erika. Galit na galit si Alfred. This is Enzo. Kasama na din namin si Kiel. And sa lahat nang friends ko.O. Bye. Hindi nanaman siguro nagpaalam �to. Pinalabas muna ako ni Ate Kath kasi she changed Erika�s clothes. Hanggang mamaya pa kasi yang mga yan dito for sure. �Love naman eh! Gising ka na!� �10 more minutes. I�ll just wait for you here. Alfred. I was talking to Claire sa habang nakaupo kami sa sofa. I wasn�t even that . Erika?! Where the hell are you?! Hindi ka nanaman nagpaalam! Get back here! Now!� Linayo ko yung phone sa tenga ko. I brought her upstairs to her room. by the way.� �Nanaman? Thanks anyway. Tsk. Pero dahil sa kasanayan kong uminom. �Enzo. Some lang naman.V. I drived her home. everybody went back to their own business. I responded.� Then he hunged up. Nilagay niya both of her hand sa cheeks ko and looked into my eyes. Nagstay sila dito sa may bar counter kasama ako at ang lalaking humamon saakin.� The whole night na kaming nagparty.� Then she kissed the tip of my nose. kaya lang ayaw magpapigil. I said yes.After the last shot. Sinalubong agad kami ni Alfred and ni Ate Kath. Buti nalang I always have extra clothes in my car. We were seating sa veranda ng condo ni Kiel. She�s drunk. I still didn�t move. Love. �Congrats. ** �Love. May pupuntahan daw kasi sila with the kids. gising ka na. Pagkatalikod ko to see who it is. nagring ang cellphone niya. Pagpasok ko nang drivers seat. don�t ever leave me� okay?� Then she passed out. �Love. nagpaalam na ako sakanila.� �Enzo? Kasama mo si Erika?� �Obviously. Mabait din naman kasi siya eh. Chapter 48 � Welcome Back.V. It was Alfred. masasabi ko na ako na ang may malakas na tama sa kanila. Malapit na magumaga.

Sabi nang friends niya. walang mali sa buhay ko. pero I find it interesting to break girl�s hearts. Siguro nagtataka kayo kung bakit ako ganon ka close kay Erika no? I�m Adrian Lorenzo Villafuerte. I always felt safe and ang gaang-gaang nang pakiramdam ko sakanya. And simula noon. �Ayan na! May kiss ka na! Bilis wake up na!!� Tumayo na ako at dumiretso sa bathroom nang room niya. I don�t know. And kung tatanungin niyo. Anyway. I found her really interesting. Kasi parehas kaming ayaw naming masaktan and we wanted to maintain the friendship we have. Erika�s P. we hug. patapon na yung buhay ko. She told me na she lost her baby and her husband cheated on her. We also call each other Love. pero Enzo�s has a different effect on me. every two months ko nalang sila nakikita. she just smiled at me. I feel like I�m always loved. I can easily trust him with things too. And simula non. and when that happens. it�s for reason. Pero pag nandyan si Enzo. nagbihis kami at namasyal. Alfred told me na hindi naman daw ganyan si Erika dati. Sumunod siya. So I ended up getting guilty and insistead in buying her a new dress the next day. I met Erika six years ago. I didn�t know why. I feel like may kulang. I also find It hard to trust people. Na she changed because of everything that happened. I have my own toothbrush doon. I have a sister who�s older than me. we�re not lovers. I met her in the bar. feeling ko. no. . Hindi ko alam gagawin ko kung wala na si Enzo sa tabi ko. Pero we kiss. she got really drunk. we make-out. because of what happened to my past.O. For the past 6 years that I�m with him. I spilled my drink on her.drunk. he helped me how to realize that things does go wrong sometimes. And one night. When I met him. Instead of letting that happen. I�m really thankful that he came into my life. let�s go back na. I don�t know. Haha. 3:30 na din kasi kami nagising. Siguro parang No strings attached. Haha. My Mom left us for another guy. Para kaming mga batang naglalaro. And from that night. :P After that. Si Nathan naman kasi and si Laurenz. just like what happened last night. Sabay kaming nagtoothbrush. Pag wala si Enzo sa tabi ko. and I brought her home dito kila Alfred. Paano pa kaya si Erika? �Love naman eh! Ako nga parang pinupupok nang isang libong martilyo ulo ko eh!!! Pag di ka pa tumayo jan kiss kita sa lips! Sige ka!!� I pouted my lips then she kissed me. She told me why she went here. Smack lang. we became close. himala daw kasi hindi daw niya ako sinungitan at pinagbantaan. and instead na awayin ako.V. especially girls. Nung bago palang siya dito.

Hindi tayo magkikita nang matagal. uuwi daw kami ng Pinas. Ayoko na. Hindi kita mami-miss kasi sasama ako sayo. pero they�re good naman. Bigla niya nalang tinigil yung kotse sa gilid nang kalsada. Para kaming bata ni Enzo na naglalaro nang games. Madaling ara kami dumating sa Pilipinas. Natatawa parin siya. Buti nalang maayos yung suot ko.� He kissed me. Nagpa-picture lang. It lasted a few seconds. Hiningi niya pa ako nung stuffed toy na give aways sa mga bata. Magkakatabi lang naman din kami. Pagmagc-cr ako. Bigla ko nalang narealize na umiiyak na ako. I was expecting a press-free airport when we arrived sa Philippines kasi biglaan lang naman yung paguwi ko dito. I hugged him. Love. May ibang filipinos na nakakilala din saakin nung nasa stop-over kami. hindi mo ba ako pipigilan? Ilang months din yun oh. Si Enzo. Haha.Habang nagda-drive si Enzo. �Love. : ( �Hindi mo ba ako mami-miss. Sobra ka nama-hahaha. hawak niya yung hand ko. Kaya naman gulat na gulat ako nung madaming sumalubong na press people.� �Osige! Tawa pa!� His face suddenly turned serious. Pina-una ko na sila Alfred and Ate Kath sa kotse para hindi na sila madamay doon sa mga press. Adik. may pumatak na na luha sa mata ko. �Oh. Love. Hinawakan niya yung cheeks ko with both of his hands. �Eh kasi ikaw! Ang sama sama mo! I hate you!� Ewan ko. �Ano ka ba. Haha. sakanya ako nakasandal. Ano ba yan. My hands we�re crossed. �When�s your flight?� �Sa isang araw.� I said while pouting my lips. Love. Tiningnan niya ako habang natatawa siya. Love. Parang gusto kong umiyak.� Sabi ko nang malungkot. Hindi ko napigilan. baka maguluhan. Hindi niya ako pipigilan.� He didn�t say anything. Magkatabi kami ni Enzo sa airplane.< Nakakahiya. �Tumatawa ka pa dyan! Bahala ka! I HATE YOU LORENZO!!!� Bababa na sana ako nang kotse nang nahawakan niya yung wrist ko. Nung natutulog naman. HMP. I don�t know why pero naluluha ako. Kawawa naman din kasi sila Nico at Franco. Tumahimik nalang ako doon. . Hindi sila demanding.� NO?! The eff. �Love. I was hoping na pigilan niya ako. I just couldn�t afford to lose him. �Asa ka naman kasing iiwan kita. pina-una ko na din pero he insisted to stay with me. Sila Alfred doon sa gitna na aisle. Hihintayin niya lang ako doon sa labas nung cr. ** Day of our flight back in the Philippines. �Ano ka ba.� Lalo tuloy ako napaiyak. Nilapit niya yung face ko sa face niya. Love?� �No. why are you crying?� Tanong niya. Haha. Konti nalang maki-kiss niya na ako. sasama siya saakin. >.

�Sorry. and do you have a boyfriend� lang naman. Si Laurenz naman kumuha agad nang wine at binigyan kami . Ang lagi lang kasi nilang nakikita eh yung si Nathan at Laurenz. Enzo was talking to Nathan. Siyempre naman. Now can you please take me to where Nathan and Laurenz is bago pa kita mapa-alis sa trabaho mo. Hindi naman kasi kami pwedeng pumunta nang mga mukha kaming haggard.� And sabi ni Nathan. �Erika! Haven�t seen you in a while. Si Nathan. I was feeling nervous and excited at the same time. �Sobra niyo ata akong na- miss?� I sat beside the guy na hindi ko kilala. �Bago ka dito. �It�s so good to be back. Ngayon lang ako magpapakita sa sarili kong kompanya. �Wait. How long do you plan to stay in the Philippines. But you need an appointment before niyo po sila makausap. and hindi ko kilala kung sino yung isa.� Agad naman siyang nagsorry at dinala kami ni Enzo sa board room. �Hi Enzo! Good to see you here. I asked the girl na nandoon kung nasaan sila Nathan at Laurenz doon. I curled my hair and put on a little make-up.� Sabi ni Papa. sa board room.� Sabi ko. �Love.� Nagulat ako sa sinabi niya. Ngayon naman nung umupo ako.It only took a few minutes to answer some of the media people�s questions. Isa sa mga owners nang pinagtatrabahuhan mong kompanya. nakatalikod naman ako sakanya. nagpumilit ako na pumunta sa sarili naming construction company nila Nathan and Laurenz. Yung isa tinanong if Enzo was my boyfriend daw and I answered agad na. Kinakabahan ako eh. I�m here with you naman eh. Nung nakarating na kami sa may parang reception area. Dahil nga maaga kaming dumating. Madali lang naman din kasi mga tanong nila mga �How does it feel that your representing the Philippines.� �Relax ka lang. Sila Ate Kath naman umuwi na para daw makapag-pahinga yung mga bata.� He kissed my forehead. How are you?� Sabi ni Laurenz. si Papa. Ma�am. Why?� �Why? I�m Erika Yllustre.� Sabi niya saakin habang nasa elevator na kami. Minalditahan ko na tuloy siya. ang Powerstone Builders. I need to look nice. Pero si Enzo gustong sumama saakin. Paupuin niyo muna ako!� I said while laughing. nakakainis. love naman. baka naman magkapasa na ako sa sorbang hawak mo sa kamay ko. ** Pagkapasok ko palang nang building namin. am I right?� �Yes po Ma�am. pinagtitinginan na agad kami Enzo. no. Sorry pero. �Eh. apat silang nakaupo doon. Pagpasok ko. Pero dumaan din muna kami ni Enzo sa bahay saglit para magpalit nang damit. Nakatalikod siya eh. I went there wearing an off-shoulder dress and I paired them my 5 inch Loubotins. �Oh! Princess! Hindi mo sinabi saakin na uuwi ka na dito sa Philippines. si Laurenz.

�Erika! Haven�t seen you in a while.� The moment I heard Mr. yes. Anyway. nasa likod na kaming lima nila Papa. I had many girlfriends. �Matteo. Hindi ko parin nakikita si guy. at ako sa may likod. Parang siya na nga may ari eh. And what�s even great. He was standing na pero I couldn�t see his face. Nathan. Matteo�s P. Nathan and Laurenz disapproved of me being in their company. Ortega�s daughter and her friend. Hindi pwede. Ortega ang may ari. �Welcome back.� Napatingin ako bigla doon sa lalaki. The meeting was going on until someone came in. Pero imposible. Ginawa ko talaga ang lahat na makapasok sa kompanya nila hoping na pagbalik ni Erika I could see her again. Sino ba naman kasi ang tanga na hindi tanggapin ang top engineer dito sa Pilipinas kung naga-apply ito sa kanila diba? Nathan and Laurenz couldn�t do anything kasi majority of their stocks eh si Mr. �I want to give a toast for the safe arrival of Mr. Number four ako. Mr. Tumalikod yung lalaki. You can call me cassonva if you want to. And incase you�re wondering. Pero my heart still belongs to one. Lahat sila napatingin sa door while ako. �Hi Enzo! Good to see you here. It was about the investors in the company. nabitawan ko yung baso ng wine na hawak ko. I just continued reading the reports. but Mr.. �Oh! Princess! Hindi mo sinabi saakin na uuwi ka na dito sa Philippines. Kilala ko yung bosses na yun. -.V. I became successful with the projects that I�ve done. Nagkw-kentuhan kami when the guy who was seating there. Welcome back. is I became one of the most eligible bachelors in the Philippines. I�ve done everything I could just to be the top engineer in this country para lang makapasok sa company nila. Ortega couldn�t resist in taking me in. na hindi ko kilala. Chapter 49 � Confession of a Cassanova.O. Laurenz handed me a glass of . My heart literally skipped a beat. Erika.� Enzo? Who the hell is Enzo? I just stayed in my seat and continued reading the report. How are you?� And Laurenz confirmed it.� Sa sobrang gulat ko. My EX husband. And smiled. Ortega called the one who�s in the door Princess. the meeting. eh biglang nagsalita. my wife. And how was I in the past 6 years? I was good. Ortega called for an emergency meeting that day. I�ve been with every girl that I want to get. Laurenz. Agad naman akong nakabawi sa pagkagulat. I graduated as cum laude.Tumayo ako and I joined them.isa-isa. And I�m still waiting for the day that I�ll get her back. Enzo.� I gave him a sarcastic smile. Maya-maya lang. I�m working in Erika�s company. I immediately knew who it was. I didn�t know na sa ganitong situation kami magkikita.

Ang sama ko. I�m still going to get her back. Well. �It�s nice to see you here again. You can�t deny the hatred from each other.� Inubo ako sa narinig ko. We�ll get there. Parang hindi ko masikmurang husband eh. Halata mo yung hatred niya for me. Diba. �Tito! We like you for our Tita! Why don�t you just get married? Hahaha. Nakakainis! �Really? How so?� He asked. More like a devilish grin. Edi ako na bitter. Kung hindi mo kakukuha ang gusto mo sa mabuting usapan.wine. Nabitawan niya pa nga yung glass na hawak niya. Bye. o sadyang hindi mo lang matanggap yung mga narinig mo? Hahaha. Anyway. I stood up but still not facing them. let me show you around the company building first.� He was supposed to kiss me pero biglang humarang si Enzo sa harap ko. �Nathan. �Wait. idaan mo na sa dahas.� Then he gave me the sweetest smile.� Saway ni Enzo sa mga bata habang natatawa. Matteo was looking furiosly at us. �Oo nga Love eh. Nakakatakot mga tingin niya.� �Matteo. can�t we just do this another day? May gusto pa kasi ako puntahan. Let the games begin. enough already. �Ikaw talaga bata ka. Erika�s P. Enzo. Welcome back. After I finished reading it. my EX husband.� I gave him a sarcastic smile.O. That�s enough. pero agad siyang naka bawi. �Matteo. it was really bad seeing you again.V. my EX husband. Pero kahit na. Enzo was just looking at me. Nahalata niya siguro na baka bigla nalang umapoy yung mga damit namin ni Matteo sa init nang tinginan namin. Naguguluhan pa yata. He came near me. Oo.� I gave him a sarcastic smile again. Lahat sila nagke-kwentuhan doon sa likod nang seat ko.� I said while grinning. Erika�s husband. I�m Enzo. ** �Tita!!! Tito!!! Wake up!! Wake up!!� Nagising kami ni Enzo na may tumatalon na mga bata sa bed. Haha.� Singit ni Nathan. Sa bahay muna namin nila lolo siya magsa-stay. Gising na kami ni Tita niyo. Ortega�s daughter and her friend. �Love?� He asked.THANK YOU ENZO!!! KAYA KITA MAHAL EH! HAHA. �Matteo. Tawanan kami nang tawanan.� Sabi ni Franco.� I answered the question. natulog muna kami. Si Nico and si Franco.� She smiled. my wife. �Hey. Natulog si Enzo sa tabi ko. I even gave emphasis on the word EX.� Singit ko sakanilang dalawa. Mr Yllustre. �None of your business. Enzo and I went home. Since it�s only 9am. Erika. Si . Wait nalang kayo ni Nico. Kahit ako naguguluhan. He just ruined my whole day. I still have feelings. :P �Hi. Kasama din namin sila Alfred. Hinug ni Enzo yung dalawang bata tapos tinabi saamin. She looked shocked. EX husband. Erika. And wala pa kaming rest. hindi pa ako nakikita ni Erika. Tanong ba yan. Love?� I asked Enzo. �I want to give a toast for the safe arrival of Mr.� �Welcome back. Husband? �Correction. then we left. If I�m not wrong. I was holding Enzo�s hand.

She sat beside nung block na may name. �Lika nga kayo dito. �And I saw .� Umiyak na siya noon. sabi nila boy daw dapat magiging baby ko. �He also helped me to graduate as top student sa lahat ng courses that I took. Tapos nun.� I asked.O. Sobrang sakit. we�ll just wait nalang sa car. Alfred. Saglit lang naman. Nakakagulo �tong dalawa dito eh. Then after that.� I answered shortly. kaya Theo. This is Theo. Franco.� �Tita. Nico.� She paused for a little. Angel siya?!� Sabay nilang sabi. Mom. Then she placed the flowers sa gilid. �Erika. I named him after Matteo. 2pm na din kaming lahat nagising. Kaming dalawa nalang ni Erika naiwan. She nodded and smiled. I stayed here. After we bought flowers. �Really.Enzo naman sobrang laki nang smile. Sumandal siya saakin then held my hand. �Love. and Dad. who is Theo?� Asked Nico. �Baby Theo. So I gave him a name. �Love. Pumasok kami sa isang mosuleo. this is Tito Enzo. Franco. gusto ko sana puntahan si Theo. Why isn�t he playing with us? Bakit hindi pa namin nakikita? Is he mad saamin ni Nico?� Sabi naman ni Franco. Umupo ako sa tabi ni Erika. �When I lost my baby. She wiped away the tears again. she was teary-eyed again. Sila Alfred naman was just listening. almost everyday.� She paused then looked at me. �He can�t play with you na. bumaba na kami to eat. We took a bath and changed our clothes. But somehow. Tita. �Alfred. And it read: BABY THEO CHRISTOPHER YLLUSTRE I wasn�t really shocked sa nakita. �Masakit mawalan nang baby Enzo.� Sabi ni Alfred. �Tita. sino si Theo?� Singit naman ni Enzo habang sinusubuan ako nang food. Napagusapan namin nila Alfred kung saan daw gusto pumasyal this afternoon.� And this time.V. �Love. I was amazed. Umalis na sila. Enzo�s P.� She hugged them. we went to a cemetery. He�s been taking care of me since I left the Philippines. If it�s okay with you and Ate Kath. Your cousin.� Sabi ni Erika. Do you want to buy flowers muna before we go there?� Sabi ni Ate Kath. He was the one who guided me when I wanted to give up. She slightly pulled me doon sa may side. �Nico. nasa office pa daw. Love. Merong angels na statue sa taas nung lapida. So ang kasama lang namin ay sila Ate Kath. I really don�t know what would I do without him. He�s not with us anymore.� She was teary-eyed that time. He�s in heaven. �Of course. making the twins more closer to her. siguro we can go to the mall. After that. He�s two years older than you. Sila Lolo.� She told them. pinagawa �to nila Lolo and parents ko when I lost my baby. They always make Erika smile kahit sobrang lungkot niya. dito nakalibing Lola namin Alfred. Lumapit si Nico and Franco. This kids are really amazing. Erika wiped her tears. �You�ll meet him later.

Hindi ko na alam. He was the one who was there when she needed me the most. Agad akong nagtago sa may gilid. Guide mo kami ha? Guide mo kami to every problems we will face. �Let�s go. parang may tumusok nanaman na mga karayom sa puso. Hindi ko na alam. You taught me how to face love without getting scared of being hurt again. I promise to take care of your Mom. Hindi ko na siya papaiyakin. Sana nilabanan ko nalang si Selina. I�m willing to wait until you�re ready to love again. Your Mom was really a blessing when she came into my life. I love you.� I heard her say. I can�t blame her anyway. Lalo na kami ni Tito Enzo mo. Sobrang sakit.� I kissed her forehead. Enzo was hugging her close to him. Masakit. Pero I have no choice kundi tanggapin ko. I�m willing to give up being a cassanova if it means being with the one I love. malulungkot. And for the second time. I just want to visit Theo. Pagkapasok ko. Chapter 49 � Disaster Dinner. I saw Alfred and Ate Kath. I promise to take care of your Mom. so I entered. I felt like I was pinned to the ground hindi ako makagalaw. I�ll wait even if it takes years and years. It was clearly my fault kung bakit siya na sa iba ngayon. Ewan. Nung hapon na. Lalo na kami ni Tito Enzo mo. Sa lahat ba naman nang ginawa ko sakanya diba? Alam ko naman din na wala akong karapatan na paalisin lang nang basta basta si Enzo sa buhay niya. You taught me how to trust again.� Inakbyan ko siya.your dad a while ago nga pala. in that way I woudn�t . I�ll always be there for her. Love?� She asked. Ang laki-laki na nang pinagbago niya. �Hi Baby Theo. I was supposed to be the only one doing that to her. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gusto kong maramdaman. �Tara. para at least makabawas sa depression ni Erika before.� She hugged me tight again. At least man lang not to ruin their moment. I don�t know what would I do if you�re not by myside. parang bigla nalang tinusok nang milyon-milyong karayum yung puso ko. �Hi Baby Theo. Pero kahit na. Hindi ko na siya papaiyakin. Just please guide us. Just please guide us. I should�ve not acted that way. Nung nakarating na ako doon. Her lolo and parents just thought na maglagay nang ganon. I saw Erika and Enzo. They were already in the car. Guide mo kami ha? Guide mo kami to every problems we will face. Your Mom was really a blessing when she came into my life. I�ll always be there for her.O. Erika. I bought flowers and a stuffed toy. Matteo�s P. I know. Wala naman talaga doon yung baby namin. �And I saw your dad a while ago nga pala. Kala ko wala nang tao sa loob. I thought of a excuse para maka-alis ako sa work.� He kissed her forehead. Matutuwa. Kahit ako. Kahit 30 minutes lang. I always leave toys kasi when I visit him. When I heard her call Enzo love.V.

parang we find changing relationships once in a while an interesting habit. Pero hindi.O. �Are you crying?!� She asked.� Paulit-ulit nalang yan sa isip ko kanina pa. Kahit hindi daw maging kami. really bitter. Nakita pa tuloy ako. Pero since hinatid niya ako sa bahay when I was drunk. dumbfounded. And he changed. Erika�s P.� She just looked at me with confusion on her eyes �Pare. Good to know you still care kahit wala na siya. we keep on changing our girlfriends/boyfriends when we wanted to. Again. not even one night did I stopped thinking about him. I�ve already told him before. Lolo. I care about Theo and you. I�ve already stuck in to my mind that no man is worth a girls tears. I care about Theo and you. Nice seeing you again. I care about Theo and you. basta he�ll make sure that no one�s going to hurt me. I can�t even concentrate on shopping. Of course I still care. Are you going to take it? . Ako na mismo ang nagset sa mind ko niyan. Tsaka ko lang naramdaman na may luha na pala na pumatak galing sa mata ko. we�ll go ahead. Hindi naman ako manhid para hindi ko mapansin.lose her. But again. Maybe Alfred told him the story of my life. everything changed and I don�t know why. �I do care. She just went straight to the car.� �I do care. I care about Theo and you. I was hurt with what he�s done.� She told me cold-heartedly. He really changed. I was left there. In the 6 years that I left the Philippines. and Alfred. I didn�t sleep with any other guy since I left Matteo. I felt guilty for not fighting for what we have. I don�t want to get hurt again and again.V.� �Talaga lang ha? So you�re the one who�s been bringing all those toys kay Theo. really. Why do I always find it hard to resist pag siya na mismo ang nagsasalita. �I do care. Something just caught inside my eye. I became bitter. �No. And si Enzo? Alam ko naman na he has feelings for me.� �I do care.� �I do care. I played with relationships before back in the States.� Then binelat niya ako. �Ano ba yan! Isip nang isip! Haha. �Someone just called me asking if you can do a shoot for Bench. of course except for my Dad. Hindi ko napansin na paalis na sila. I care about Theo and you. But don�t get me wrong. Kasi saamin.� Nagpa-alam na si Enzo pero Erika didn�t look at me. �Matteo?� Nagulat ako nang bigla nalang nasa harap ko sila Erika. he still doesn�t want to give up. I know it�s bad. Before. but it�s us. Well. Sabi kasi nila Mom may naglalagay daw nang toys dito. Yes. �Hoi!� Bigla nalang may bumatok saakin and I already knew that it was Alfred. pero until now. I just don�t want to enter any relationships anymore. Pero you still can�t stop thinking kung what if nagbago na siya.

� Enzo told us. �So. Sana magtagal pa kayo. kasama din siya. Nagkadikit yung mga kamay namin and naramdaman ko na parang may kuryente. �Nikka. Erika�s dad arranged a business dinner at home. I really can�t help to but in sa usapan nila.- I was reaching for the shrimp I didn�t notice na pati si Matteo. �Really? Sige. Pagnagmaldita ako nang sobra dito eh papagalitan nila ako. this is Matteo�s girlfriend. I didn�t know what to say. When we went home. Okay. Nasa taas pa kami ni Enzo pero we saw them sa may door na. Basta nabibwisit ako sakanila. Mom and Dad told me to wear the finest dress that I have. �This is Enzo and my daughter. Ayoko din naman na lumaki sila sa Yaya. ako na magbabalat ng shrimp mo. After a while. nagayos lang muna kami. I asked her to be my personal manager para narin she won�t have to leave my two pamangkins while working. So he has a girlfriend.� I answered. pero few sentences lang. Tinawag na kami ni Ate Kath to eat dinner. For a minute I felt the urge of being a maldita but I can�t kasi nanjan yung family ko. Mom-Dad-Alfred-Nico-Franco-Ate Kath Lolo Nikka-Matteo-Me-Enzo-Nathan-Laurenz Talagang pinagtabi kami ni Matteo? -. �Just a few weeks palang po. sinubuan niya naman. When we finished fixing ourselves. 8:00pm na din kasi. �We need to go home already. Ang pwesto namin sa dinning table is ganito. Really cute. And the two little kids were also wearing their coat and ties.Kasama mo naman si Nathan doon. Sabagay.� He said in a sweet voice. Haha. Parang ang sarap kasi gumanti. Bakit ganyan mga tanong nila? Nakakainis.� Tanong ni Ate Kath. Parang ang sarap niyang sabunutan. Sino naman kaya yun at napaka-formal yata nang dinner na �to? Since Enzo is living with us. Maya maya hinawakan ni Enzo yung kamay ko para magloosen yung grip ko spoon na hawak ko.� �Really? Bago palang pala kayo. Laking gulat ko nalang nung makita ko kung sino yung bisita. She�s been my manager since I started modelling and since I started showbiz. Matteo wasn�t looking at me straight sa mata kahit na naguusap kami. After balatan ni Matteo nang shrimp si Nikka. Ang sarap nilang palayasin sa bahay. Erika. I don�t know why pero parang gusto ko nalang biglang palabasin si Nikka nang bahay namin. sana lang . naguusap kami. �Ako na.� He said. Yes. Tumutulong kasi si Ate Kath sa kitchen.� Wait. Then he placed 2 pieces of shrimp in my plate. Is he making me jelous? Ewan. 9:30 pa daw kasi dadating yung bisita. Sino naman kaya yung ka-dinner. K. Ngayon ko lang napansin na sobrang higpit na pala nang grip ko sa spoon. Si Matteo and may kasama siyang girl. �Nikka.� Sabi naman ni Alfred. How long have you been two together?� Tanong ni Dad. nakipaglaro muna kami ni Enzo kay Franco and Nico. Matteo. we were called to go down na daw dahil nandoon na yung bisita.

�Kahit pinakinggan ko pa yung explanations mo dati. D nanaman umiinom nang gamot �to.hindi humanap nang iba si Matteo. Everybody stood up. nasa side na ni Erika asking Enzo what happened. bigla nalang ako iniwan. Erika broke down. baka nagsigawan na sila doon. Yung girlfriend ko kasi nun.V. And in one moment.� She said shortly. Can you get her iron pills please? It�s on the kitchen counter. Nikka was about to speak when Matteo cut her off �At least hindi ako nag give up that time. �Enzo. Halata mong naguguluhan siya sa nangyari. Kasi may kilala ako na naging girlfriend niya pero iniwan niya just because of a model. She fell but Enzo catched her agad. kung hindi ko sila pinigilan. Is she sick? Chapter 50 � Too Much Truth. that won�t bring our old relationship and our baby back! Sumusobra ka na Matteo! You didn�t even go to the hospital nung nandoon ako! Puro ka nalang kasi Selina! Selina! Selina! You even let her stay in our condo! I didn�t even feel that I was your wife when all of that happened!!� Binitawan ko na yung spoon and fork ko and stood up. Tumigil na sa pagkain lahat and they we�re just looking at us. Sinusumbatan niya na ako eh. I was glaring at him badly. Pero what I didn�t understand is why they all seemed to be relaxed.� I gave her the sweetest smile.� Sabi ko. Nahihilo na ako. Matteo�s P.V. �I gave you chances but you wasted them all!!� I shouted back.� Both of our voices were raising. iron pills. She just need to take iron pills kasi mababa ang hemoglobin . Pagbalik ko I saw Matteo staring at Erika. �I gave you chances but you wasted them all!!� Then bigla nalang siyang nanghina. Sa office nga. I didn�t know what to do.� Grabe na yung tinginan namin. She didn�t listen to any of my explanations.O. I was also running out of breathe. �But that doesn�t mean na hindi niya na pwedeng pakinggan explanations ko. Si Nikka naman. Erika became really pale. �Baka kasi nasaktan siya. Yan tuloy. and after a few minutes she went back to her old self.O. We were supposed to have a great dinner tonight pero I really didn�t expect kasi naman Matteo and Erika together? Parang it�s impossible to have a peaceful moment pagmagkasama sila. Malapit na kaming magsigawan. Erika is not sick. Nathan�s P. �Eh kasi nga you didn�t listen to me!! Umalis ka nalang nang basta basta!!! You left me ther without a chance and dumbfounded!� Tumayo na din siya. feeling ko umiikot yung room. Pinaupo lang siya ni Enzo. And that time. I felt my body fall to the ground.� Kinuha agad ni Nathan yung gamot and Enzo made her drink it. Hindi ko na mapigilan. Tsk. Both of us were already shouting. �Nate. Just like what happened this time. Enzo asked me to get Erika�s medicine sa kitchen. I just stared at her.

or nanghihina. That�s enough. Siguro Nikka was shocked. I can�t understand why was she teary-eyed and parang galit na galit kay Matteo because of what happened. Pumasok na siya sa car.O. we need to talk about our issues.� Nikka suddenly spoke. Sumunod na lang ako. Binuhat nalang ni Enzo si Erika kasi nga nanghihina pa siya. �No. Dapat hindi na ako sumama. Haha. �Manang. Stop crying. Matteo didn�t have a choice but to follow her. back to what happened. Could you at least wait for me in the car? I need to know Erika�s condition. Matteo. �What are you saying? Pumayag ka na. She didn�t see that one coming. I had no choice but to follow her. blonde. She just needs to take maintenance every once in a while. It�s as if he wants to stay para malaman yung mga nangyayari but Nikka doesn�t want to.niya.� Sabi agad ni Lolo.� She was walking ahead of me. can you take Erika to her room? Let her rest. Doon ka na din matulog. Tsk. pinipigilan niya. I understand her. Siguro ngayon lang nalaman ni Nikka. ano ba. Sobrang amo ng mukha niya. Matteo. �No. please. She had the look of a barbie. Just like us. After a few minutes. I wasn�t even surprised that Matteo had a girlfriend like her.� Nikka�s voice was shaking as well. �Enzo. �Nikka. Nikka was tall.� Sabi ni Alfred. Tsk. I think we should go. We should go. biglaan nalang kasi bumababa yung hemoglobin niya kaya nahihimatay siya. They really need to talk. and really beautiful.� �No. Erika was okay na ulit. Nikka walked out. Don�t leave her alone. Besides. And parang gusto na tumulo nang luha niya sa eyes niya pero still. Isn�t it obvious that she still . Her eyes were greenish-blue just like Matteo�s. she becomes pale. Nikka. Wait. Matteo�s P. Sorry again for what happened. Lalong nagtaka yung itsura ni Matt nung sinabi ni Alfred na doon na sa room ni Erika matulog si Enzo. Matteo was a good looking man as well. She just couldn�t take situations like this. Didn�t you see the way Erika acted?! Kahit ako nasasaktan for the both of you.� She said while sobbing. Pumayag ako na magpanggap na girlfriend mo just for you to see that Erika still cares. Nakagulo lang ako.V. Anyway. There�s no backing out. doon palang malalaman mo na na sobrang bait niya. pero wala sa plano natin yung may mahimatay. Siguro dapat hindi na ako sumama. Jelous. We�ve already done so much. In Erika�s case. One look alam mo na hindi siya pure filipino because of her hair. Dapat hindi na ako pumayag.� Matteo�s voice was shaking. �Nikka. �I�m so sorry for what happened. pakihatid na si Nikka at Matteo. We should let Erika rest.

love?� Naa-alimpungatan pa siya. Masyado din siyang emotional sa mga ganyan.� Tuluyan ni siyang pumasok sa gate. And when we were in front of their house. Kala ko when I was in the States. �Nikka. Parang all I see is him. I�m scared that my heart would be chattered into a million pieces for the third time. Lumabas nalang siya ng kotse biglaan and without a word. �Palit ka na nang damit. tanga ko to not love him back.� �I�ll find time and I�m going to talk to her and tell her everything. I�m not always there to save you. hindi niya na ako hinintay to open her door. She was opening the gate when I decided to apologize.� �You won�t leave me naman diba? Besides. I�m so confused. tumabi na siya sa tabi ko. I don�t know what has gotten into me that I became really scared to commit again. �Thank you. I know you�re going to be by my side always. Ilang beses ko na lang ba iiyakan mga nangyayari? Lagi naman ganito diba? Hinaplos ko yung mukha ni Enzo which made him wake up. �I just can�t afford to loose you. I just drove her home. Umupo siya sa side ng bed while I was lying down. �Dapat kasi umiinom ka ng gamot lagi. After a while.O. She�s half Polish. ang daming nagsasabi saakin na ang tanga. After I dressed up. I�m sorry for putting you into this situation. Sorry. Ang amo-amo nang mukha niya. Matt. Walang nagsasalita saamin. parang time stood still. siguro kaya siya umiyak kanina.� He just smiled sa sinabi ko. Lumabas muna siya.V. You wouldn�t even guess that this guy has broken a lot of hearts. Hindi ko na alam gagawin ko. magkasing age sila ni Erika. sweet girl. wala na yun. Hindi pa siya nakikilala ni Erika that�s why I asked her to act as my girlfriend. I just wanted to forget Matteo and I�s relationship before. Hindi nanaman ako ganoong nanghihina kaya ko nanaman. He looks really peaceful. Love. I just wanted to love again without getting hurt. Sobrang bait ni Nikka. He chose me to take care of his heart. And to think about the things that happened a while ago. Pero bakit nung nakita ko siya sa office kanina. At this point. She�s a sweet. �Why are you crying. okay? It�s just that hindi kaya ng konsensiya ko. As much as possible. lalo akong naguluhan. Labas muna ako. Nakatulog na siya sa tabi ko while still wearing his polo. Umiiyak nanaman ako.� I told him. Agad siyang umupo sa tabi ko and hugged me which made me . ayaw niyang may nakikitang nasasaktan. Umupo ako and started to observe him. And she�s one year younger than me. Am I really that desperate to get her back? Erika�s P.� Binuhat niya ako hanggang sa room ko. and still he chose me to be the reason why he changed.� Then he handed me my pajamas. tinawag ko na ulit siya. Nikka is my cousin who grew up in Poland.cares?!� Napigilan ako sa sinabi ni Nikka.

Bakit ba?� �I don�t know. It was like I wanted to feel every kiss he gives me. Well. �Well. And this is Enzo. But my birthday is a month a way. Bakit ba kayo pumunta dito?� Enzo told them while laughing. in cases like that. And of course.� Bigla nalang bumukas yung door nang room ko then nakita ko yung dalawang bata in their pajamas with their hands covering their eyes and their stuffed toys on the floor. �Yes. Parang feeling ko walang makakalapit saakin na masama when he�s around. He began to kiss away my tears. �Come here.� I told them. ** The next day. �Mom and Dad said that we can sleep here with you and Tita. I think this is going to be fun. I saw Enzo laugh. Just don�t leave me. Escort? Wait. parang si Enzo na. Nakakatuwa talaga �tong mga batang �to. Wrong move Franco. I really feel safe around his arms. don�t try to stop me.� He made his hug more tighter. �Oh. My eyes were just closed. I wore a flairy floral sundress. If it�s okay with you. Minsan nga parang hindi na si Alfred ang tatay nila. Do you think all the preparations are ready by that time?� I asked. I can see how Enzo is going to be a great father in the future. Okay?� I said while sobbing. kasama si Enzo at si Mom. �Of course! Let�s start by chosing what you will wear.� Sabi ni Mom. they were the ones who Mom and Dad always calls when merong party. I want him to be my daughter�s escort. Mom and Dad woke Enzo and I up. I�m so cute haha. and Enzo laughed.� Mom. we saw 4 people standing by the couch talking to my Mom and Dad. These kid are really close to Enzo. Ops. Pumayag naman ako. May mga naghihintay daw saamin sa baba. He placed my face between his hands. Hinayaan muna namin na matulog si Franco at si Nico sa bedroom ko. �Stop crying. we will take you sa designer ng Mom mo today and pipili tayo nang damit mo. is this the one who�s going to celebrate her 25th birthday? She�s so gorgeus!� Sabi saakin ni Tessa. It hurts me to see you cry. I felt his lips to mine and I just can�t help but to feel the shivers he send down my spine with every kiss he gives me. They�re the number one party planners in the Philippines. �How many times do I have to tell you that I�m not going to leave you. Sumama si Enzo kasi pati . she�s the one. And pagkababa namin.� Kinuha nila yung stuffed toys nila the tumakbo papunta sa bed ko. Alam mo naman na hindi titigil ang Mom mo. you didn�t have your 18th birthday celebration. �Tita!! Tita!! Oh-ow.cry even more. They told us to take a bath and magayos.� Sabi ulit ni Tessa. I wasn�t going to stop you. so I decided that you should celebrate your 25th birthday. �Mom? What�s this all about?!� �I was thinking. Dad. I recognized them.

Grabe. I know you know that. I�ll wait for you outside. come in. thanks ha. Baka nga natuwa ka pa nun. I think she didn�t even notice me. lumabas na ako sa waiting area nung botique. Maybe we should talk ng maayos. �Ohmygosh. When we were there already. Bakit parang iba na yung Selina na nakikita ko? She doesn�t seem to be the bitchy Selina I knew six years ago. Her smile faded and I saw mixed emotions in her eyes. �Look. I really don�t know how to feel. I just need to tell you something really important. Ako lang magisa. After itanong saakin ni Tita Elle yung mga gusto ko. Should I be mad at her or what? Pero I don�t want to make a scene naman. Yung one sa mga TV . �Tita. Specially when you have to shoot a certain endorsement for a few days. I�m really enjoying it. And maybe it�s time for you to know the truth. �Sure.� She said.� �Well. �Tita Elle. I changed. and Erika. I didn�t know how to act.� �Ever since I lost my child. �Well. She looks so familiar. She was asking about a dress na pinatahi niya daw. can I ask you something?� Sabi nung babae sa designer. I can always try commuting. The person right in front of me doesn�t seem to be the one who stole my husband from me. mom�s designer called me into her office and asked me ng kung ano-ano nung may biglang pumasok. I�m sorry for what I�ve done six years ago. I just can�t remember who she is. I know it�s all my fault. Pumayag naman ako and I texted Enzo and Mom na wag nalang ako sunduin. Tita Elle. Selina asked me if I wanted to go out and get some coffee. When they finished talking tiningnan ako nung girl.� And ano naman kaya yung important na yun? When I saw Selina again.� �Nakakapagod talaga.siya pipili ng tuxedo na susuotin niya. Erika?� And for a second I remembered the girl who�s in front of me.� Umupo siya sa harap ko. the reason why Matt and I had an affair is because I blackmailed him. �Selina. She seems to be a good girl now.� And I gave her a sarcastic smile. She was obviously starting a conversation. She was only looking at the designer.� I said sarcastically. Well. :) ** �So. I�ve seen you�ve changed. Kaya lang nakakapagod.� She sipped her coffee. Oh. May pupuntahan daw muna sila nila Enzo at nung mga party planners. We both know that we�re not close to have conversations like this. She doesn�t seem to be the girl who pushed me in the stairs which lead to my miscarriage. Erika. Pero good to know you�re enjoying it. pinauna na ako nila Mom sa waiting area sa botique ng designer niya.�I find it great. I would tell my dad to pull out all the shares we have in their company. I even left my husband. how do you find modelling?� She asked. �Come on Selina. I told him na paghindi siya pumayag sa mga sasabihin ko. You�re not that� nice anymore.

I hope it isn�t too late. I grabbed Matteo�s bathrode and wore it over my tube dress. Tumigil kami sa isang gate ng bahay.guestings ko na may sinabi si Matteo about us. Nagbeso sila and I was just standing there. puntahan natin si Nikka. he told me na layuan kayo ni Matteo but I didn�t listen. �Nikka? Ang alam ko kasi wala talaga girlfriend si Matteo ngayon. may nangyari saamin but wala. really late. But I think it�s really. �Yah. And sa sobrang pagkadesperate ko to break you two up.� I was really shocked sa mga naririnig ko.� I smiled at her weakly. Nikka is half polish. Lalo akong nalito. When I entered you unit. halos sabay lang tao dumating noon. He was saying your name over and over again. I have Enzo and Matteo has Nikka. Bumababa na siya ng kotse and so did I. Lalo lang gumulo isip ko. Naguusap pa kayo ni Alfrend kaya inunahan ko na kayo. Nathan warned me before. Ang alam ko lang ayaw pa tanggapin ng isip ko lahat ng sinabi niya. I asked for the key to you penthouse unit sa guard at nagmadaling umakyat. She looks like a barbie. �Nikka!� She shouted. I was just so deperate. wala si Matt sa living room so I went upstairs to find him. Then I heard a knock ang the door.� Sabi ni Selina. She welcomed us and led us sa loob ng bahay nila. Of course. Tinanong ni Selina kung siya yung pinakilala ni Lance na girlfriend niya. �Ano ka ba? She�s Matteo�s cousin! Ngayon mo lang . naiwan pa si Nathan doon. Nakatingin lang saakin si Nikka and halata mong shocked siya. �Come on.� Bigla nalang akong d makagalaw sa inuupuan ko. ang unang papasok sa isip mo. they were in our house last night. I saw you sa harap ng building ng condo niyo. �And when I pushed you sa stairs. I told him to tell that in front of the camera. She�s really beautiful. �Thanks for your concern. Hindi ko alam kung saan kami pupunta.� She sipped coffee from her mug again. Is that what really happened? �And the night you saw me in your condo.� She pulled me to her car and she drived. I messed up my hair and smudged my lipstick as well. She continued. I don�t know. at alam ko ng ikaw yun. Have you met her?� She asked.� Hindi ko alam kung anong gagawin ko. tumawa siya ng malakas. I don�t think na pwede pa. When you left.� Hindi ko alam kung bakit ko nalang biglang nasabi yun. We have separate lives now. Yung pinakilala ni Matt na girlfriend niya or pinsan niya yata. Hindi ko sinasadya. sabihin mo saakin kung siya yung pinakilala ni Matt. And again. And when you see her. that was just a front. lalo akong naguluhan sa mga sinabi niya. She doesn�t even look like a filipino. Maybe he�s just showing you na may girlfriend na din siya. and when I said yes. �I just hope things would be alright. I found him drunk. Baka naman the Nikka you met last night was his cousin. Kakadating niya lang last week. �Nikka? Matteo didn�t tell me na he has a new girlfriend. Nagdoorbell siya and lumabas nga si Nikka. I didn�t know you were preganant.

Sikat na sikat kami sa mga bar sa New York. ayaw kong makita niya si Matteo kasi natatakot ako na baka bigla nalang silang� you know� biglang magkabalikan. humiga lang ako sa bed.. Pinagselos niya ako tapos malalaman ko pinsan niya? �Ah. Yesterday. This is so confusing. She really hates coming to the office kasi lagi niyang nakikita si Matteo doon. Erika�s P. Chapter 51 � Wild. He didn�t stop loving you kahit you left him.< �Eh kasi naman! Tingnan mo! Enjoy na enjoy! Eh ako nakaupo lang dito!! Akala mo naman kung sinong maganda yung babaeng linta na yan!!� Nagtinginan yung ibang tao sa akin kakasigaw ko. . Selina tried to stop me. I just� humingi kasi siya ng favor� favor na magpanggap ako na girlfriend niya. This is so hard. I just looked at them furiously. inaaway niya Mom niya kasi nakita niya sa invitation list si Matteo. Nakakinis!!!! Parang linta kung makasayaw.O.siguro siya nakilala!� Cousin. But I�m not being selfish. Talagang mapapatay ko yan pag d pa siya tumigil diyan! >. Nakakinis. I just. �What are you waiting for? Edi agawin mo si Enzo sa babaeng linta na yan!� Nathan said while laughing. But I told her na I feel sick. If that will happen. My cousin loves you so much. The hell I care. Ako daw yung escort. I said yes kasi he wants to know if you still care about him. �He knew where you lived in the states he was the one leaving flowers by the gate sa bahay niyo sa U.S. It will be held in their house in Tagaytay next week. kanina pa nakalibing si Enzo!� Biru ni Nathan. Ang ganda ganda niya. Si Enzo naman enjoy na enjoy sa babaeng kasayaw niya. Talaga ayaw niya makita si Matteo. tatanggapin ko. Selina�s right I�m Matteo�s cousin. Nahihilo naman ako. Wala pa si Enzo. but this is too much.� This is just so much to take. �Sorry. Lahat sila may kasayaw. Anyway.O. Iniwan nila ako sa upuan. Nasa bar na kami. Ang lapit lapit kay Enzo.V. Kala mo naman kung sinong maganda. When I got home. Erika�s modelling projects has been piling up and she still has 3 projects in the office to be done. Parang bigla tuloy pumasok sa isip ko na I�m stuck between two men. Two weeks na kami dito sa Philippines. I�ve been helping her sa office. Minamadali na din yung preparations para sa birthday celebration ni Erika. Hinatid niya ako sa bahay. 2 weeks na kaming subsob sa trabaho kaya naman si Laurenz ay nagayang magbar. Sino ba naman kami ni Erika para tumanggi sa ganyan? Haha. AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!! Nakakabwiwsit talaga!! �Kung nakakamatay ang tingin. Enzo�s P. Kahit ako naman.� Nagpa-alam na ako sakanila.V. Magkatapat lang kasi office nila. need to go home.� She smiled.

Haha.V.� Kumuha siya ng bote ng beer and drank. Before the song started. Morocco. Ting! Bigla nalang may pumasok sa isip ko. Vegas to Africa I don�t know kung ano na ang tumatakbo sa isip ni Enzo ngayon. Haha.� Nathan said then nagsmug. Don�t stop keep it moving Put your drinks up Umupo ako sa gilid ng stage and pulled a drink from one of the boys there and drank it straight. Pero this time Enzo was looking at me. The DJ sang the rap part while I was dancing. I went up the stage.�How will I do that?� Mahina kong sabi. Ang nagagawa nga naman pag maganda ka. They were all looking at me too. She talked to the DJ and pwumesto sa mismong stage. Erika�s P. �I�ll back you up sa parts na may rap. Sayang ang pretty face kung nakasimangot lang. Nakatulala nalang . Haha. Pumayag siya. This is going to be fun. Alam ko yon! Siyempre. Almost all the guys are looking at me. Haha. Dalawa sila. I love the Philippines!!! Haha! Sarap magbar dito!! May tama na yata ako sa ininom ko! Haha! Ewan! Umupo muna ako sa table namin kasama yung pretty girls na kasayaw ko. �Hey Babe! Bakit ka magisa jan?� I asked Erika. Pick your body up and drop it on the floor Let the rhythm change your world on the floor You know we�re running shit tonight on the floor Brazil. She�s so hot. �What happened. �Babe mo mukha mo!� She stood up and walked away. Nagkatinginan kami ang I was giving him a smug. Some of them were even shouting. He handed me a wireless mic. Hoho. :P I ordered for a hard drink. Straight to LA. She wore a black long sleeve blouse na plunging neckline with a green miniskirt. I saw Erika walking towards the stage. If you go hard you gotta get on the floor If you�re a party freak then step on the floor If your an animal then tear up the floor Break a sweat on the floor Yeah we work on the floor I started to sing and I heard na nagpalakpakan yung mga tao. Hoho. Pang palakas loob na din. Ang sama ng tingin sayo. Si Enzo naman napatingin saakin. I looked at the people. I�m so damn hot. �Just wait on what she�s going to do. And si Enzo.O.V. >:) Wait �till you see this. Nakasimangot. The song started to play. pare?� I askend Nathan. New York. London to Ibiza. Nagulat siguro sila. Enzo�s P.O. can I have a few minutes on stage?� I asked the DJ. Damn. katabi niya parin yung lintang babae at naging dalwa pa sila. �Excuse me. �May tama ka na! Enough drinking! Kanina pa nagseselos.� The DJ told me tapos he winked at me.

New York. Mas maharot pa sa mga sayaw na ginawa nung dalwang babae kanina. we never rest on the floor If I ain�t rolling. Vegas to Africa I started to walk to Enzo naman. Tumingin siya kay Laurenz at Nathan but they were just smiling at him crazily too. Haha. Napaupo siya and kumandong ako sakanya. Dance the night away Live your life and stay young on the floor Dance the night away Grab somebody. drink a little more Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Tonight we gon� be it on the floor Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Tonight we gon� be it on the floor I was dancing sexy and I know that all the boys are looking at me. I know you got it Clap your hands on the floor And keep on rockin� Rock it up on the floor If you�re a criminal. Dance the night away Grab somebody. Straight to LA. London to Ibiza. Lalong nagsigawan yung mga tao. probably die on the floor Brazil. Tumayo ako at naglakad papunta sa stage. on the floor I was pulling the boys up the stage and I�m dancing to almost everyone of them until someone caught my attention. As if hindi niya mainitindihan mga ginagawa ko. Don�t stop keep it moving Put your drinks up Its getting ill It�s getting sick on the floor We never quit. I saw him blushed. I slapped him hard which left a hand mark on his face. �Woaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! Ang Hot!!� I heard the boys scream. Binulong ko yung lyrics sa ears niya while biting his earlobe. Lumayo na din yung mga girls na kasayaw niya kanina. I was playing with Matteo. drink a little more Hinawakan ko yung collar nang polo niya and pulled him closer to me. Dance the night away Live your life and stay young on the floor I danced in front of him. Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Tonight we gon� be it on the floor . Pinuntahan ko siya and hinaplos ko ang face niya while smiling crazily at him. Hinaplos ko din ang face niya. kill it on the floor Steal it quick on the floor.siya. Then I stood up and slapped him hard. Then bigla ko siyang tinulak ulit sa couch. I was swaying my hips madly while singing. Morocco. This is really fun. The people were giving me way as I walk towards him. A guy who was sitting in the corner and was looking at me shocked.

The music stopped. Iyak siya ng iyak.V. Enzo�s P. That�s too much. Enjoy na enjoy na yung mga tao. at Enzo. He was the one who punched the guy na kasayaw ko.� Paalam saakin nila Nathan. I stayed beside Erika comforting her. don�t leave me here. All her life she�s been loving Matteo. Please?� Sa mga times na ganito. but never a slut. I started to sing again. She called her a slut. �Enzo. Laurenz. �Erika. Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Tonight we gon� be it on the floor Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Tonight we gon� be it on the floor Bigla nalang bumagsak yung lalaking kasayaw ko. naramdaman ko lahat ng galit mo!� Sigaw ni Matteo. I was shocked when I saw Matteo. Nagkagulo. �All my life I only slept with a guy twice!! And that was six years ago when we were still together!! How dare you call me a slut!!� Galit na galit na ako.Tama ba naman kasing makipaglandian sa iba?! G@go kasi! Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Tonight we gon� be it on the floor The DJ started to sing the rap part and I was already dancing like crazy. just stay here okay. Nung tapos na yung rap part. Haha. Pinipigilan niya kasi ako and I ran to Matteo and slapped him really hard. I can accept people calling me a b1tch. Lalo akong napaiyak he pulled me away from Matteo. Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala Tonight we gon� be it on the floor Bigla nalang may humawak sa bewang ko habang kumakanta ako and so I danced with the guy. . �Is that your way of showing me you�ve changed?! Well in that case. You�ve become a slut. I can�t believe that this perfect night would turn out this way. Please?� Naawa ako kay Erika. �Dancing?! You�re allowing him to hold your hips?! Then kanina you were dancing to every boy here in the bar! That�s a different story Erika! You�ve really. Nate. �Will you stop being a loser! He was just dancing with me! And I was just playing with you a while ago! Ganon ka na ba kababaw ngayon?� All of the people were staring at us.� And with that. Pinaupo muna nila ako sa chair sa side. I looked at Enzo at para niya nang papatayin yung kasayaw ko. That�s really too much for me to take.O. Hintayin mo kami. ayokong mawala si Enzo sa tabi ko. pero yun lang ang sasabihin sakanya ni Matteo. really changed. �Enzo. �Kayo nalang. Grabe. We�re just going to finish our business here. halata kong nagbago ka na! The way you slapped me a while ago. �OHMYGOD! WHY DID YOU DO THAT?! HE WAS ONLY DANCING WITH ME! WHAT�S YOUR PROBLEM?!� Agad tumakbo si Enzo sa may gilid ko and nilayo ako sa mga nagkakagulong tao. Enzo hugged me from behind.� I told them. Umiiyak na din ako. hindi ko na napigilan sarili ko. You�re not the Erika I used to know. I made Enzo loosen his grip on my hands. don�t leave me here.

O.V. I was lying in my bed with him on top of me. �Don�t leave me ha? You�re the only one that I have nalang kasi. Okay?� I hugged her. we went home. am I really a slut?� Nagulat ako sa tanong niya.Nathan and Laurenz went to Matteo and punched him right in the face. Pumunta na ako sa bathroom para maligo. �Love. Siguro parehas lang kaming nadala dahil medyo lasing na nga din kami.� He told me inbetween our kisses.O. Don�t say that. Nagkatinginan kami. Walang pwedeng manakit kay Erika pag nandito kaming tatlo. Maybe she�s just scared of being left alone again. Nawawala na ako sa sarili ko. I kissed him back. I promise. Walang ginawa si Matteo kundi tanggapin ang mga suntok nila. The next thing I knew. And alam niyo na kung anong nangyari� Chapter 52 � Erika�s P. When she finished taking a shower.� He answered me. umupo siya sa bed. I will never leave you no matter what happens. Hai. Nakatulala lang siya. �You still have your family. Umakyat na siya sa room niya and took a shower. Ano ba yan. Our lips parted but we both just can�t get enough. �No! Of course not. Hindi ko alam kung bakit. Everytime I hug her. Nakaramdam ako bigla ng sakit ng katawan. Siguro nagagalit ako sakanya kasi alam kong alam niya na ayoko nang mga ganyan. Wala na si Enzo sa tabi ko. He is asking permission.� She always tells me that. Erika�s P. I have feelings for this guy but I�m still afraid to admit it. I don�t know why this guy has this effect on me. many things might happen. Wag mo nang isipin yun okay?� She just nodded. . I felt my self giving in. Ako naman I just stayed there. Mixed yung nararamdaman. Tagos sa mata yung tinginan namin. I didn�t know if he took advantage of me dahil I could�ve stopped him kung ayaw ko diba? I stood up. Ayoko siyang iwanan in time like this. Our kisses didn�t end until all I can feel inside me is him. Nathan and Laurenz made sure first na nakauwi kami ni Erika ng maayos. I was just looking at her. Hindi siya nanlaban.� I told him for the second time. And slowly I felt my self give in. I just placed my arms around his neck and pulled him to kiss me again. I woke up the next morning remembering what happened last night. Love. It�s like I�m addicted to every kiss he�s giving me. �I love you. After that. And I just can�t deny the fact that somehow. lagi nalang siyang umiiyak and I don�t know why. Alam niya na ayokong pasukin yung mga ganyan as much as possible alam ko naman kasi na pagnangyaring ganyan. Promise me. Ano ka ba. �Basta don�t leave me. I don�t know how long we�ve been kissing but I felt hurt and at the same time passion in his kisses. Erika. �I won�t. I suddenly felt his lips to mine.V. She was still crying when we reached home.

really sorry. �Last night? That was nothing. I can�t believe my life�s becoming miserable just because of one girl again. Is it that hard for you to pretend you love me even just for a short time?� May diin sa bawat salita na binitawan niya. I think I should stop this madness. After he said that. �I�m good. I just went down to eat breakfast. And sinabi ko na sayo before na I don�t want to enter any relationships muna diba? Nadala lang tayo parehas because we were almost drunk. I didn�t know what to say. Right now. Erika?� Halata mong galit na siya.� Mahina lang yung boses niya. �Simply. We both don�t know what to say. I felt really hurt. �You�re up.O. Ano ba dapat ang tawag doon? Making love? We�re not even lovers and you know that. I�m really. I woke up na nasa kwarto na hindi akin. I was the one who was always there for her. She became mad at me. I was about to have a baby before. I know I shoudn�t have done that. look. Matteo�s P. I�m sorry for what happened last night. I felt like I was stabbed in the chest when she told me that what happened between us was just nothing. We finished eating breakfast. Enzo�s P.Hindi ko alam kung anong sasabihin sakanya mamaya. �Okay ka lang ba?� He asked. I was about to leave the dinning room when he spoke. Besides. pero wala pa din. Don�t move too much. My lips were swollen and ang sakit sakit ng ulo ko. �You were in the bar last night and you were drunk.� I knew that he knew what I was talking about. You can feel the awkwardness around us. �Erika. she would accept me. �What happened?� I asked her. �Well.� He told me. yes. But to me. remember? �Carried away? Yun lang ba yun sayo. Ngayon ko lang siya nakitang that mad. Nilagyan niya ng juice yung glass ko. We were both carried away.� Bigla niyang hinagis yung baso na hawak niya sa sobrang galit.� I told him shortly. Baka lalong sumakit katawan mo. I just felt mad. Napahawak siya sa chair sa sobrang pagpipigil niya sa galit niya. Napaupo ako sa dinning chair. Ang aga aga pero naglalasing na agad. it was making love.O. I woke up this morning hoping that after what happened last night. Pero it turned out to be the other way.V. Nasaan ako ngayon? Nasa isa akong resto bar ngayon. I didn�t cry pero I felt my chest tightened na parang may biglang nahulog na bato sa dibdib ko. I�ve done everything that I could think of. I didn�t loose anything. we were just carried away because of the drinks we had. Your wife was there and you called her . I felt weak and guilty for what I�ve done.� I heard my cousin say. �Let�s eat breakfast. yet she didn�t learn to love me back. I saw him brush a tear from his eye and then he walked away. maybe to you.V. Umupo na ako sa tapat niya.

Ano ba pinagsasabi nun? Haha. What is he even saying. Kaya ayon.� Tapos biglang nagwalk-out. And to my surprise. I�ll make it possible na she won�t have to know until her birthday. Ang laki laki na pero hindi parin ma-realize yung mga ganoong bagay. we already know what is the best gift our daughter can recieve for her birthday. ano po bang gift yan?� �Well. kasi naman parang . we decided na puntahan si Erika sa kwarto niya. Umiiyak. �Good morning. I know it�s really hard for you but think about it. And usually when we get home.� I sat sa couch sa tapat ng desk ni Tito.� Nagulat ako sa mga sinasabi niya. Hindi ko talaga maintindihan minsan kung bakit napakamanhid niya. She got really hurt and umiyak siya. Si Enzo umalis. Bigla akong tumayo sa umpuan ko. Hinatid muna namin yung dalawang bata sa kwarto and pinatulog. �Think about it Matteo. Hanggang ngayon may yaya pa yan. nasa living room lang si Enzo at Erika na naglalaro.� I told them. �So. nagisip ka na ba kung anong gift ang pwede mong ibigay kay Erika?� �To be honest. Parang bigla nalang bumagsak yung mundo ko. �Yaya.V.� She told me. Nagulat kami sa sinabi niya. Nagaway sila kaninang umaga. wala pa po akong naiisip. After non. binubog ka nung dalawa friends the you passed out. Okay?� I remembered the reason why I went to the bar to drink.� Tito told me. nakapatay lahat ng ilaw. Kami nalang nila Kath nandito sa baba.O. Nagulat ako. Hindi pa din umuwi si Enzo. si Erika at si Enzo?� Tinanong ko yung yaya ni Erika. I�ll find a way so you can talk to her ng maayos.� Sabi niya saakin. Did I really say that? �Don�t worry.� He handed me the folder that contains the papers. Ayaw kumain. Pumunta siya akin sa may door. Sila lolo. Tita was also there. tita. Maghapon nasa kwarto. she wouldn�t be Mrs. Kayo na magtanong kay Erika. �Tito. When I was in the office.� I was about to walk out when Tito stood up and spoke. Have a seat. sorry but I can�t do that. And siya na yung yaya ni Erika since bata pa siya. Throwing our marriage away was the last thing I ever wanted. Yllustre anymore. Hindi ko alam what got into me na kinuha ko yung folder. pinatawag ako ng dad ni Erika. Alfred. SI Kath sobrang concerned sakanya. Pagkauwi namin sa bahay. Alfred�s P. �Hai nako. naisip namin na freedom would be the best gift you could give to our daughter. This would mean so much to her. And by the day of birthday. Tita but what do you mean?� �Sign these annulment papers. Matt. Matt. we can�t make this gift possible if your not going to allow it. or rather I never want to happen. �Well. as parents. That�s the only way you could free her. at tito nauna na sa taas.� �Sorry Tito. when I went there.a slut. �Ano daw po nangyari?� Tanong naman ni Kath. Tita. �Tito. �And come to think of it. �Nako.� He paused.

last night. Hai. Nung tuluyan ng natanggal yung kumot niya.� �Erika. ano sabi niya?� Tanong ulit ni Kath habang sinusuklay yung hair ni Erika. �Then he asked me kung is it not possible to pretend that I love him even just for a short time. �Erika. alam mo ba kung bakit ka umiyak nung nagwalk-out si Enzo kanina?� Tanong ulit ni Kath ng mahinahon yung boses. �Erika. I don�t know why. Okay?� She told me again. when I tell you. Si Ate Kath at si Alfred �to. Promise. Lampshade lang niya ang nakabukas. �Sabi niya for him. I�m old enough to do those things kaya don�t be mad at me and for what I said. �Erika.� �Erika. �Alfred. pag normal naman siya. Binuksan ko yung pintuan at pumasok agad. Haha. princess. �I don�t know. �Oo nga. Ano ba talaga nangyari? Bakit parang takot na takot �to sabihin saamin. kasi. Natatakot ka lang na baka mangyari ulit yung . it was making love. bigla niya nalang niyakap si Kath tapos humagugol siya ng iyak. �Oo. Now. �Alfred. Tsk. Ang daming nagkalat na tissue. What really happened?� I told her while hinahagod ko yung likod niya. Tinanggal namin yung kumot na nakatakip sakanya. ayaw na ayaw niya ng magulong kwarto. Sumunod naman saakin si Kath. You�re just afraid to admit it. �Go away!� Sumigaw lang siya. promise me. Lahat ng pictures nila ni Enzo nasa bed. �Erika. Parang bata. last night. Para kaming parents na pinapatahan yung anak kasi nadapa at nasugatan.naging anak na din namin yan. Oo or hindi?� I asked her frankly. Can we come in?� Tanong ni Kath habang kinakatok yung pintuan ni Erika. isang tanong. isn�t it obvious that Enzo really loves you?� Ang lambing ng boses ni Kath. Lalo siyang umiyak. you love him. Mahal mo ba si Enzo. Tapos ang gulo ng kwarto. �Oh. Hinug niya naman ako Tumayo muna si Kath at nagligpit ng mga nakakalat ng tissue. �Alfred. tell us what happened. the room was dimly lit. Doon din naman pupunta eh. after that what happened?� Tanong ni Kath. �Because you were hurt.� She said in between sobs. Nalilito na ako. Erika. Pagkapasok namin. Litong lito na ako.� Umupo siya ng maayos sa bed at kumuha nanaman ng tissue. sabi ni Yaya mo nagaway daw kayo ni Enzo?� Tumabi ako sa right side niya. for you it was nothing.� �What?! I told you be-� Biglang sumenyas saakin si Kath na wag ko muna pagalitan and listen to her first. Then he walked out� Lalo siyang umiyak. Alfred. I gave in.� She said inbetween sobs again. Pero I already told him before that I don�t wan�t any more relationships. �Nagaway kami kanina because I told him that what happened to us last night was nothing. Erika just nodded. bigla nalang tumakbo si Erika sa bed niya at nagtago sa ilalim ng kumot. while si Kath sa left side. isang sagot. what happened ba?� I said while pulling her to me. �I know. Her face was red and her eyes were swollen.� Iyak parin ng iyak. �Oh. something happened to me and Enzo. pero sakanya. hindi ka magagalit.

� I handed her my phone. I can see that Enzo loves you so much. �Tawagan mo na. Erika. Hindi naman ako pwedeng habang buhay magmukmok dito sa kwarto ko. Erika�s P. Wala naman masama if you would try again. Jowk. take the risk. Haha. Nico.� Sabi niya saakin habang nakahiga na kami sa bed namin. Pagod na pagod kami ni Kath kasi maghapon din kaming wala. �Nasaktan ka nung umalis siya. pero paano si Matteo? :( Kahit naman tinawag na ako nun nang kung ano-anong pangalan. oo. at Alfred dito. �Ikaw naman.� Kinuha niya naman agad and dialed his number. Sadyang nalito lang si Erika. Girl talk. You didn�t even realize that you also fell for him. Mas importante yun.� �Ito talagang asawa ko. na let�s just try again tomorrow.V.nagyari sainyo ni Matteo before. Kath. :) Chapter 53 � Torn. Halos mapuno na yung kwarto ng stargazers. my favorite flower.O. pero ngayon. Kung hindi kita pinigilan kanina baka pinagalitan mo pa pinsan mo. they both love each other. I . Ilang beses niya trinay pero hindi sinasagot ni Enzo. �Sige.� Then Kath hugged her.� Kath smiled at her. Sinabihan na din natin siya before nag wag muna gawin YUNG MGA BAGAY NA GANON Diba?� �Ano ka ba. �She will always be our little princess. ** Nagulat ako nung pagpasok ko sa personal office ko eh ang daming flowers. Sana talaga maging okay na sila Erika. Erika�s old enough for those things. clear na diba? Let�s just hope for the best for the two of them. Kaya kita love eh. Erika. �Oh. Pinatulog na namin si Erika tapos nagayos kami sa kwarto niya. Baka hindi ka lumabas ng kwarto mo hanggang sa araw ng birthday mo. Okay lang yan. hindi mo parin maa-alis saakin na a part of me still wants him. Hindi ako makarelate sa dalawa. Two days na since umalis si Enzo and hindi parin siya nagpaparamdam. Aasikasuhin ko muna yung sa office. She gave me a smack. narealize ko na kahit papano love ko si Enzo. Alfred. Haha.� I told her. Pabalikin mo na dito. okay? Hindi kami papasok ni Alfred tomorrow. She was the one who�s always there for you diba? Lagi mo siyang kasama. Naiinis ako sa sarili ko. Hindi mo din maiiwasan minsan na maging protective. walang mangyayari kung hindi mo susubukan ulit. Tulog na tayo.� Nadamay pa ako. Bakit ko ba kasi sinabi yun? At isa pa. Tsk. Pinacancel ko na muna kay Ate Kath yung mga photoshoot ko. Ang gulo gulo na ng buhay ko. Erika. kasi mahal mo siya. Tsk. Sasamahan ka lang namin nila Franco. Naglakad ako papunta sa desk ko and may nakita akong napakalaking card and may malaking lavader na teddy bear sa tabi nun.

I smiled by the time I saw my reflection in the mirror. �I mean.� He told me while he was driving. �And I�m so happy to see the old Erika back. �God knows how happy I am to be with you this night. Pero at the time. okay lang ba sayo kung mamayang gabi. I went outside and saw him standing by his car wearing a tuxedo. na bumalik ang sweet. He was about to go out the door nung may hinabol pa siya. I was really drunk that time. I want to tell him everything that I�ve kept inside me for the past years. Gosh. My phone rang. at isip bata na si Erika. My cousin told me what happened in the bar 2 days ago. I don�t know what has gotten into me and I smiled. �You never fail to surprise me. really sorry. It was Matteo telling that he was already there. he still hasn�t failed to surprise me. Just for this night. we�ll forget about all the things that happened? And is it okay if we just feel that were still together?� �Of course. I�m really. care-free.� �I understand. �Can I take that answer as a yes para sa other chance ko? Look.� I said while smiling at him. �I can see you still haven�t forgotten what my favorite flower is. I was like a teenager having her first date. later. I was wearing plain and simple white dress na hindi sexy. �Ah. You don�t know how much I�ve missed you. Yuck ang tanda ko na. I was just so happy that kahit one night lang. I�m so nervous. After all these years.� I placed the teddy bear in my swivel chair. turning 25. can we just pretend that things didn�t go wrong?� He paused for a bit.� With the words he said. everything would be okay between Matt and I. I�m already 24. The kind of clothes that the new Erika wouldn�t want to wear anymore. -Matteo. Pagkatalikod ko.� He was smiling widely. I�m really sorry.� �Okay. I was just wondering. Please give me another chance. I saw Matteo standing by the door.� Bigla nalang may nasalita sa may likod ko. What�s happening to me. �I can see you liked the teddy bear. He opened the door for me.� I smiled at him. I simply can say that even just for this night. Please understand.� It�s like I couldn�t control the words that was spilling out of my mouth. Naiiyak nanaman ako. He was also the one who put my seatbelt on. I felt something sting in my eye. ** 6:55pm 5 minutes more. I can see him blushing kahit hindi siya nakatingin saakin. . Haha. Can we have dinner tonight?� �Sure. Ano ba yan. I even hugged the teddy bear. �Listen. I was drunk.opened the card and read it. I didn�t know what has gotten into me and I told you that. I�ll pick you up at 7pm sa bahay niyo. I just wanted to pretend that everything didn�t go wrong.

It took me five minutes to regain myself. I found the gesture really sweet but hurtful at the same time. I heard a song play. he wiped away the tears from my face. The song that Matteo and I can�t help but dance pag narinig namin.� I was really touched for what he did. That�s when I noticed tha I also missed his voice. �I can�t believe you went through all of this just for me. When I was already in the comfort room. Af is nothing changed. Napatingin siya saakin when I said that.� He said sadly. driving. �Let�s eat. Beneath that moon that was really a disco ball I can still feel my head on your shoulder And hoping that song would never be over I just really wish this song would never be over so I wouldn�t have to face reality after this night.� I answered shortly. �You are the most important person in my life. When I went out of the bathroom. He brought me to the restaurant where we always eat six years ago. nagpa-alam lang ako to go to the comfort room. There was only one table at the center of the restaurant. I haven't seen you in ages Sometimes I find myself Wondering where you are For me you'll always be eighteen .� He told me. He still didn�t change. The voice that was always telling me before that he loves me. Before we danced. I was surprised to see the whole place dimly lit and candles and rose petals were scattered all over the place. �I rented the whole place for the two of us tonight.� He told me. I just couldn�t take the hurt anymore. It was like we were brought back to being teenagers again. memories went flooding back. near the table where we ate a while ago. Those pair of eyes were still the first reason why I fell for him.� He told me cheerfully and smiled. Pagkapasok namin. I finally asked you to dance On the last slow song �Stop crying. I was looking right into his bluish-green eyes. He didn�t exepect na I would answer back. After we finished eating dinner. I know that we both feel pain. He was shocked. Again. He guided me through the chair and let me sit. I just couldn�t help myself from bursting out crying. Kiniss niya yung hand ko. His voice was very calm. I just rested my head on his shoulder and placed my arms around his neck. Happy memories flooded my mind when I saw the place. �Will you dance with me?� I can�t help but to shed a tear when he reached his hand to me. The song played from the start. I just can�t do anything to ease it. I just didn�t hold on to you. He held my left hand with his right hand while his other hand was still on the stiring wheel. He guided me to the center.�I missed you so much too.

I just hugged him closer to me.� He was combing my hair while I was still hugging him and crying.� He smiled sadly again at me. I fell in love with you immediately. �We wasted so many chances not knowing that we�ll still have feelings for each other after many . I just wanted to go back there. That made me cry even more. �Looking at the new Erika hurts me so much because I know that she became like that because of me. I haven't seen you in ages Sometimes I find myself Wondering where you are For me you'll always be eighteen And beautiful And dancing away with my heart �I can�t foget the first time we met. He continued: �I just listened to this song again a while ago and I realized that everything I wanted to tell you and everything I wanted you to remember was already in this song.� It was like he was explaining every word of the song. I haven't seen you in ages Sometimes I find myself Wondering where you are For me you'll always be eighteen And beautiful And dancing away with my heart Nah nah nah Nah nah nah Nah nah nah Away with My Heart Nah nah nah Nah nah nah Nah nah nah �I never stopped loving you even when you left me. In that way. I missed him so much. I brushed your curls back so I could see your eyes And the way you moved me was like you were reading my mind I can still feel you lean in to kiss me I can't help but wonder if you ever miss me If only I just listened to him before I left. Everytime I�ll have a vision of our memories. not a day would past by that I wasn�t thinking of you. I was clearly regretting my decision before.� He pulled away from the hug and held my face with his hands. He patted my back and he hugged me much more closer. �I just wished I could go back six years ago and fought for us. you�ll always be eighteen and you�ll be mine.� He whispered into my ear. then all of this wouldn�t happen. I closed my eyes and felt every word of the song. Pain struck me and I just can�t control myself to sob. You headed out to college At the end of that summer & we lost touch I guess I didn't realize even at that moment we lost so much I didn�t realize that when I left him in the airport that we would loose so much.And beautiful And dancing away with my heart �For the past six years. I just wished I never left him. Thinking back.� We were still swaying.

Please. He hugged me back. But I ignored it. �Matteo. Erika�s P. but I think I should.� Sabay na . I saw that he was sincere in the words he was going to tell me. I couldn�t understand myself anymore. For another couple of minutes. I was just crying silently. all I was just thinking is I wish I would never have to wake up again. I saw my whole family in my bedroom. �I think I should take you home already. he went inside the car and drove away as fast as he can. Happy 25th birthday. Our noses were touching.� I can feel the hurt for the both of us. �Whatever happens. The whole time he was driving me back home. he hugged me again. Don�t let me go. �But looking at you now. I can never get enough of him. Agad akong umupo ng maayos sa bed. just remember. �Erika! What are you doing?! Pumasok ka na dito! Bilis!� I heard someone calling from the balcony. I suddenly felt weak. After that. �Don�t let me go okay? I�ll find a way.� Our lips were inches apart. rain started to fall. I just couldn�t take this hurt anymore.� He said while crying. He pulled away from the hug. Just thinking of it breaks my heart. And before I passed out. I didn�t want to get inside the house.V.� I heard Mom.O. wake up.� �You have your Enzo now.� I said in between sobs. I couldn�t stop crying. he opened the door. parang ayoko na. �Princess. When we were there. It was like I didn�t want him to go away.years. He held my hand and helped me get out of the car. Don�t do that.� I said weakly. Yllustre anymore. I felt hurt in our kisses. But thinking of what he said a while ago. Sumandal ako sa car niya and hugged him again. I felt my heart crush into a million pieces. We were both soaking wet. �Today�s your day. It broke the silence. Our kiss in the rain lasted for minutes. I can�t help but cry again. �Letting me go would mean I wouldn�t be Mrs. I hugged him again. He led me out of the restaurant. Our eyes met. �No. I�m torn between two men and what�s even worst is I love them both. I just stood under the rain while thinking. Please. I felt my skin touch the ground. It�s really hard for me. �By looking at your new personality. we stood there just hugging each other while crying. I promise.� My heart dropped when I heard the last sentence he said. Khristine Erika Ortega Yllustre. And I will never stop loving you until the day I die. princess. I saw that I can now let you go. I just wish this night wouldn�t end so everything would be alright again. I love you. After the kiss.� Our lips slowly met. don�t let me go. Chapter 54 � Birthday. Please. and again he was the one who opened the door and put my seat belt on.� He spoke.� I told him while I was crying. Parehas na kaming nagiiyakan doon. Suddenly. Parang nakikisama yung panahon sa mga nararamdaman namin.

D bagay sayo malungkot. pero I can�t do anything.O.� Napatingin ako sa older sister ko na bigla nalang nagsalita. Please let them be here. 3 days na kami nandito. It�s her birthday today and I should be the one helping her not to be nervous. It was white and simple. Lagi kasi siyang nasa balcony and sometimes. Look at you. I didn�t know that the night of Matteo and I�s date. Bigla nalang bumukas yung pinto ng closet ko. This has been the longest time na hindi kami naguusap. Don�t worry. Inayusan na din ako ng konti. Tumingin lang ulit ako sa ground.sabi ni Mom and Dad. Tumayo na ako galing sa bed. �Then. �What are you waiting for? I told you to get . and kissing in the restaurant. don�t you?� I just looked at her. Naligo na ako and nagayos para sa semi-shoot. I see her crying. I don�t know why. �Hey. �Matitiis ka ba nila?� He touched my nose. He got pictures of me and Matteo dancing. I can�t help but smile at him. We�re already in our house in Tagaytay. your make-up artist is calling you already. I hugged every one of them. I would like to talk to Enzo about some matters. After the incident where I passed out sa labas ng bahay. Hai. Enzo�s P. crying. you should go. I didn�t see Enzo or Matteo after the things that happened the past few weeks. For the past few days.V.� My sister left me there. Sabi kasi ni Mom while I was choosing from the designs na it�s better if I look simple. She was smiling at me. 2 hours before your party starts. Alfred was holding a cake. someone from the showbiz industry was following me. I went to up my room to start preparing. What a great start for today. I should be happy today but I can�t. I�m going to tell him the decisions I made.� Tumayo na siya and went to the garden. I�m sure both of them will be here later. I�m so lucky to have them as my family. tulala ka nanaman. Natatakot kasi ako na baka ipagtabuyan niya ako paglumapit ako. �You love her. you�re so beautiful oh. I saw my gown for the party. I just hope he�s here. issues were thrown at me. They were all smiling at me. Dad has been working in the office double-time. Hindi ko alam kung dapat akong pumunta. �Stop being emo-ish. Alam na din kasi nila yung nangyari. �Enzo. I was staring at the white tuxedo that�s prepared sa closet ko.� �You really think they would be here?� I asked and smiled at him weakly. what are you waiting for? You should get dressed. Late na pala ako nagising. The photographer started to take pictures of me.� Laurenz smiled at me. �Sige na. My birthday won�t be complete without the two of them. Ilang araw na kaming ginugulo ng mga reporter and I think it�s time they find out the truth. I�ve been contented on just looking at her in her balcony.

And when she says no. First of all. Look at the time oh. �To make the story short. they fell for each other din. Tapos na yung symbolic gifts. Habang nagtatagal. and my highschool and college friends in Ridgewood were also there. �Hello. I went upstage. But still. And I know there�s an issue about me that�s been lingering in you minds for the past few days. Para akong bata na inaalala yung mga nakaraan. everything would become okay. Anyway.V. then it�s no. I don�t know why. kiniss ni guy si girl sa cheek and nakita nang mga barkada ni guy yun. My head and my heart is still having a debate on whether I will go or not. Before the original boyfriend of the girl left.� Pinasilip niya ako sa door. became pregnant. tinulungan niya si girl kasi nakita niya na she and her boyfriend were fighting. �They both thought na when they get married. I heard about the news about her and Matteo. And one more thing. After a few months. The program started. I want to thank all of you for coming. it was only the beginning of having tougher and bigger problems. Look. anyway. I�m already 25 pero yung party ko parang debut.� I laughed a little. shots.dressed. is Matteo already there?� I asked my Mom. I know that we can�t avoid issues.� My sister told me again. Pinipilit ko lang sarili ko to feel comfortable despite sa mga nafi-feel ko. He isn�t the only one wearing a white tuxedo. Pero I prepared a little speech for them wihle they were eating. napagdaanan na nila ang iba�t-ibang klaseng pagsubok and they decided to get married. People�s reaction suddenly became serious. Si guy. Mga kasama ko din na models nandoon din. Sa kasawiang palad. I wanted to tell you all a story. pero I�m feeling that something bad is going to happen. their marriage didn�t end up happy because they lost their baby and umalis si girl. They became official. �How would I know? Everybody�s wearing their masks. Late na tayo. Selina and Nikka were there too. And si girl.� All of them were smiling at me. Ate . Good evening. Dad�s and our business partners. I know that Tito�s got something tonight. My Mom. and dance.as part of the fashion industry. Malapit na magstart ang program pero hindi ko parin nafi-feel yung presence ni Matteo. Yun pala hindi. Sabi ni boy doon sa boyfriend ni girl na siya daw yung bago niyang girlfriend. This is the first time na nakita kong complete yung family ko from both of my parents� side.� I saw some of the people laugh. It�s time to eat. Just what I thought. I took a deep breathe. pero alam ko na hindi parin to short. Si guy. �There was this 18 year-old girl who met a guy in the bar. Lolo. had an affair with another woman because the woman blackmailed him. I�m going to try one last time.O. Si guy and si girl ended up to have a fake relationship. Erika�s P. Haha. �Mom. which is si wife na.

This one guy�s name is Adrian Lorenzo Villafuerte. princess. Ibang-iba na siya. �We are so proud of you proud.� I wiped my tears away and smiled. interior designer. �Now that you�re not married anymore. he�s oftenly called Enzo. Mom and Dad hugged me when I went down the stage. play girl. that my daughter is back to being an Ortega. Ano ba sinasabi ng Daddy ko? �Open it. I just want to ask . cheated. �And to answer all those issues that�s been roaming around. friends. Malaki ang utang na loob ni Girl kay Enzo. I experienced hurtful moments in my life even though I�m still in my teenage years. helped her in becoming successful. Pero while I was crying. Yes. I was smiling. �And to my husband who has been waiting patiently for me to come back. But my highschool and college friends were shocked. Princess. Your mother and I thought that this would be the best gift for you. and I�ve experienced how it is to loose my child. bumalik si girl here in the Philippines. Her family.� Nico and Franco also went up the stage to hand me handkerchief. and she doesn�t take relationships seriously anymore. Someone handed him a folder. And then bumaba na sila ulit. Dad was going to tell something.� Nabitawan ko yung folder at mga paper na laman nun when I read what was written in it.� Tapos pinapunta din nila ako up the stage with them. The media people were taking down notes. Tears were starting to from in my eyes when Enzo went up the stage. and Lia was already crying.� My dad said happily. �After 6 years. �Those were annulment papers for my daughter and Matteo�s marriage.� He handed me the folder. �Well. We�ve got one special gift for you. sikat siya sa lahat ng bars sa New York. Selina. I couldn�t help myself but to cry also. that ends my speech. maldita. because if it wasn�t for him. I want to say thank you. baka she has no reason to live anymore. Pero she�s a successful woman now. Iyak na ako ng iyak doon while smiling. and a model. and this one guy.Kath.� The people stood up and clapped their hands. you showed me that I can always bring the old me back So. Enzo was also holding a mic. Hindi ako makagalaw sa sobrang gulat ko. I�ve been lied to.� I took a deep breathe. ako yung girl sa kwento ko and Matteo Lorenzo Yllustre has been my husband for the past 6 years. And I�m happy to tell you all. �But going back on the things that I�ve done. Even though we�re not in good terms when I arrived here. She became a party girl. �I�ve been working hard for this for the past few days. she�s an architect. They taught her not to give up.� He looked at me. I never regret even one thing because that made me who I am now. I hugged them both. I see my daughter has been very brave.

She was just smiling at me. Our eyes met and he smiled at me. Lalo akong umiyak.� She told me. I didn�t even notice that it was heard over the mic. Even though it hurts me to see her accept Enzo�s proposal. Ngayon. People were looking at us everytime na . I just accepted the proposal.V. I-I love y-you so much. Please. The next thing I knew. I saw him at the other side of the road. �Accept Enzo�s proposal. Matteo�s P. �Shh. Will you marry me. What happened Matt? I told you not to let me go. Matteo�s P. all the people were clapping and Enzo was hugging me while I was crying myself to death.you. �M-Matt. I was preventing the tears to fall but I just couldn�t. Don�t close your eyes. �I�m so sorry. I heard a loud screeching sound and some beeping noises from the cars at the road. �ERIKA!� I sat beside her and made my arms as support for her head. I don�t know what�s going to happen to me after this night.� �Matt.� She told me weakly. I can feel my heart beat fast. He started to walk towards the exit. No one was talking and there was compelete silence. What the hell is happening here? This isn�t the way I planned it. �Erika. Her beautiful face was full of blood. I was planning to tell them that I will go back to my husband after this night. Erika was lying on the ground with her white dress full of blood. For this time. I hated both of my parents and Enzo for doing this to me. I saw Matt from the audience.� The next thing I knew. Nakaupo kaming lahat sa labas ng operating room waiting for the doctor to tell us what happened. Erika?� He kneeled in front of me and pulled out a small box that was containing a ring. My dad looked at me furiosly and tumabi siya saakin.V. She was holding my hand and I touched it to my face. I smiled at her. She closed her eyes and I felt her grip on my hand weaken. Our marriage.O. His smile were full of pain. I was about to run to him when I felt something hit me. Stop talking. Chapter 55 � Don�t Loose Hope.� I told Enzo. Parang tumigil yung mundo ko. Don�t close your eyes okay? Everything�s going to be alright. Tumakbo ako papunta sakanya. tuluyan nang nawala ang kaisa-isa nalang na pinanghahawakan ko saaming dalawa. Don�t take her. �Matt. I walked my way to the exit. He was standing behind me when he whispered.O. Don�t put our family to shame. I looked behind to see what happened. L-listen to me.� Tuloy tuloy nang lumabas yung luha sa mata ko. I was running outside to catch Matteo. I didn�t care about the cars na dumadaan. all you can here was the sobbing of Erika�s mom and Ate Kath. I stood by my car and just stared at the sky.� She held my hand.

Kala ko. Humagugol na ako sa iyak.� I answered him shortly. My white tuxedo were still fool of Erika�s blood. It took me a while to gain all my might to go inside her room. what�s happening? Why is Mom and Tita Kristy crying?� Alfred�s sons didn�t have any clue to what was happening. �Tito Enzo. I want to be the first one Erika sees when she wakes up.� Lumapit agad si Tita at si Tito sakanya. Hindi pa natin alam kung kelan siya magigising. ** �Bro. I was sitting outside Erika�s hospital room. There was complete silence execpt for the beeping sound of the machine. �The patient is in the state of coma.madaanan kami because we were still wearing our formal clothes. Isang kita ko palang sakanya. This is all my fault. �Sinong pwedeng makausap about the condition of the patient?� The doctor suddenly came out of the OR after 4 hours of waiting. I saw all those tubes that were attached to her. �Erika. Lahat kami nakikinig sa sasabihin ng doktor.� He just nodded and umalis na sila. but we�ve done all that we can. I�m really sorry but all we can do now is pray. Ikaw nalang maiiwan. or worse hindi natin alam kung magigising pa siya. �I�m really. I can�t believe that this girl would make a man like me cry. really sorry.� �Doc. It hurts me to see her like that. All of us were looking shocked. this night would somehow be happy because I�m giving her the chance to live her life even though I�m not in it. Pagkapasok ko. Tears went streaming down my face again. All of us are going home. She lost a lot of blood and she received a lot of injuries.� I can�t help myself. Nakasubsob lang yung face ko in my hands.� Alfred told me. The impact caused head trauma. Alfred asked their yaya to pick them up and take them home. Kung sana hindi nalang ako lumabas sa venue. They didn�t know how to tell the two little boys what happened to their Tita. hindi ito nangyari. I�m afraid to see Erika like that. I can�t help but to cry. �Are you sure you don�t want to go inside?� �Maybe later. �You should have some rest first. we�re the parents. It was already 3:00am.� Alfred told me again. If I knew that letting her go would be the wrong thing. �Sorry. I know that this hard for all of you.� The words of the doctor broke my heart. The words she said before she closed her eyes kept on repeating in my head. The patient will be transferred in her room in a couple of minutes. Need to look after the kids. sana hindi ko nalang pinirmahan yung papers. parang nadurog na ang puso ko. 6am na. can you go straight to the point? How�s my daughter? Is she goint to be alright?� Tita was crying while asking the doctor. �Doc. we�ll go ahead first. I�m sorry.� . I went near her and held her hand. �No.

� �Hindi pa natin alam kung kelan siya magigising. Specially when Erika left me and when I lost my child. kinuha ko na lahat. It�s been a while since I prayed.I hugged her even though I know that she�s not going to respond. or worse hindi natin alam kung magigising pa siya. or worse hindi natin alam kung magigising pa siya. Dito lang kami ni Alfred. naliligo. My sister is just bringing me clothes and things that I need here in the hospital. Hindi ka pa umuuwi since the accident. . or worse hindi natin alam kung magigising pa siya. They�re planning to take Erika�s life support pag hindi pa siya nagising in the next days. Kung pwede lang na ilipat lahat saakin ng sakit na nararamdaman niya. Kahit umiyak pa ako dito. Pinauwi muna siya nila Tita and told him to not come back here hanggang mainit ang ulo niya. My lips and right eye even got swollen. I�m the reason why this is happening to her. Pero I didn�t do anything to stop him. wake up. nagkainitan kami ni Enzo. Lakad lang ako ng lakad while I passed by the chapel.� Hindi parin ako umuuwi because I want to make sure that Erika�s fine when I leave her.� I told her. it�s okay. It�s been 3 days since the accident but still. wala namang makakakita. I�m the reason why Erika crosed that road. or worse hindi natin alam kung magigising pa siya.� Ginising ako ni Ate Kath.� Pumasok ako sa chapel at umupo. at kumakain.� �Hindi pa natin alam kung kelan siya magigising.� Hindi ko maalis sa isip ko yung sinabi nang doctor. hindi parin nagigising. Wala naman tao doon kaya I can pray sa much as I can. �Hindi pa natin alam kung kelan siya magigising. �I think you should have some rest. Babantayan namin si Erika. Pumasok sa isip ko yung sinabi nung doctor. �No. hindi na din ako masyadong nagsisimba because of the things that happened to my life. Then narinig ko na naguusap yung parents ni Erika na maybe they should give up na daw. Sinisisi niya ako kung bakit nangyari kay Erika yun. Dito na ako natututlog. It keeps on repeating in my mind while I was walking in the corridor. 3 days. �If you want.� She�s right. ** �Matt. mamasyal ka muna or kahit maglakad-lakad ka muna outside just to relax your mind. He�s right. I�m really sorry but all we can do now is pray. �Hindi pa natin alam kung kelan siya magigising.. He punched me in the face. Even though pagod na pagod na ako at wala na akong maayos na tulog. I�m still staying by her side. Ang sakit sakit na makita ko na ganon siya. Yesterday. Umuwi ka muna.

�Ano ba dapat kong gawin? I�m willing to trade my life with her para lang mabuhay pa siya! Just let her live.I sat down and started to speak. I know I sound stupid but I don�t care.� �Hoi!! Sinabi nang stop that eh!!! >. �WiLL YOU MARRY ME?� �Khristine Erika Ortega� I�m madly in love with you� at kahit na 3 months palang tayo. �It�s been a while since I haven�t went to you. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. take you. Kahit ngayon lang. I signed those damn annulment papers to make her happy! Pero bakit ganito?! Anong nangyari?! Kinuha mo na nga anak ko. natutulog si Alfred at si Ate Kath.. kapag nagising na siya. �Bakit ba kasi kapag maayos na lahat. Pwede ba saakin mo nalang ilipat lahat ng sakit niya?!� Lumakas na yung boses ko. And she�s still� ganon parin siya. lalayuan ko na siya. ngayon kukunin mo pa yung taong natitirang pinakamahalaga saakin! Ang sakit lang. Ang sakit para saamin nang nakikita siyang ganon. Please lang. Our memories started to fill my mind. Tumayo ako and I went near the altar. I want to be with you for the rest of my life� Will you marry me?� �Yhhhhhhhieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! YES NA YAN OHHHHHH!!!!� � biglang sumingit si Alfred and si ate Kath` �HALA!!! Seryoso??� �ay� HINDI!! Erika naman oh! **POUT EFFECT**� �Akin na nga yang camera mo nang mapicturan ko kayo!!� � ate kath �Hoiiii!! ERIKA!!! ANO NA SAGOT!!! MAY NAGHIHINTAY OH!!! ** Sabay batok**� � Alfred �Oo na!! Eto na nga oh!! Ahhhhmmmmm?? Ano ba dapat isagot ko?!� -Erika �eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhh!!� � HALA?! Parang bata nanamn tong si Matteo! :)))) �YES!!!!� she answered. I�m just here to ask you for another favor and I hope it doesn�t end up like the other one�s I asked you before.� I felt my eyes sting. this time. Ibalik mo saamin si Erika. The one�s I asked you before didn�t end up happy anyway but please. Tumabi ako sakanya and held her hand. Naluluha nanaman ako.� It took me a while to regain myself. �I Khristine Erika Ortega. Please. my partner in life and my one true love. The only thing I can do to ease my pain. laugh with you and cry with you.� �Hindi nga pala ako nakapagpakilala ng maayos kanina� �I�m Matteo Lorenzo illustre. loving you . Lalo na saakin. �Subukan mo kaya ibigay number mo saakin no?� �Sorry ho. Matteo Lorenzo Yllustre to be my husband.<� Tapos bigla kong tinapon yung sigarilyo sa baba� the light started to form the question that I wanted to ask her. I�m so desperate. I was losing faith and hope. Diba ako lang naman ang laging nagpapahamak sakanya?! Just don�t take her.� Hindi ko na alam gagawin ko. Hindi ko na kinayang magpigil pa. Pagkabalik ko sa kwarto niya. Hindi ko kaya. Nakakag@go na!� Napaupo nalang ako sa sobrang sakit na nararamdaman ko. �I promise.� �Haba naman ng name mo! Anyways� I�m Khristine Erika Ortega. tsaka pa magkakaroon nang mga ganito?! Nagparaya na nga ako. I will trust you and respect you.

Pero wala ka nang paki-alam doon. my heart. my EX husband. I didn�t feel like you�re my husband anymore! You always come home late. Welcome back. do you take Matteo to be your husband? Do you promise to be true to her in good times and in bad. Dadating din yung panahon na pagsisisihan mo �to. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. loving you faithfully through good times and bad. Erika. please. I give you my hand. I can�t do anything. tama ka. and Mrs. and my love. my partner in life and my one true love. do you take Erika to be your wife? Do you promise to be true to her in good times and in bad.) �Matteo. to love her all the days of your life? � �I do. Khristine Erika Ortega to be my wife. ALONE!� �Oh. I give you my hand.� �For the past few months.� (exchanging of vows. regardless of the obstacles we may face together. hawak ako ni Selina sa leeg. Don�t leave me. You may now kiss the bride. Erika? Tatakbuhan mo nalang lahat? Erika. you stay in our condo 5 days a week while I�m left here. I will trust you and respect you.� �Don�t call me babe. in sickness and in health. from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. that won�t bring our old relationship and our baby back! Sumusobra ka na Matteo! You didn�t even go to the hospital nung nandoon ako! Puro ka nalang kasi Selina! Selina! Selina! You even let her stay in our condo! I didn�t even feel that I was your wife when all of that happened!!� �Eh kasi nga you didn�t listen to me!! Umalis ka nalang nang basta basta!!! You left me ther . kasabay na niyang namatay yung Erika na nakilala mo. from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.� �I now present to you. laugh with you and cry with you.� �Is this how your are going to face your problems. Tatakbuhan ko �to lahat. Mr. my heart. Yllustre. come on!! Is that already a big deal for you?! Our condo is much more closer to my school!!!� �Much more closer or you�re with someone else?! Tell me Matteo! Alam ko na you have another woman!!! Ilang months na akong nagtitiis Matt!! Ilang months na! AND OO MATAGAL KO NANG ALAM! AYOKO LANG ALAMIN KUNG SINO BECAUSE I MIGHT KILL THAT WOMAN!� �Babe. mahal na mahal kita. in sickness and in health. Matteo. Yllustre?� �Good bye. to love her all the days of your life?� �I do. Now can you just let go of my hand. Tatakbuhan ko lahat ng problema ko. I don�t have a husband anymore.faithfully through good times and bad. take you. and my love.� �Oo.� �Welcome back.� �Erika. Matteo.� �Kahit pinakinggan ko pa yung explanations mo dati. my wife.� �I Matteo Lorenzo Yllustre. When my baby got killed. dahil sayo. Mr. regardless of the obstacles we may face together. Erika.� �Matteo.

O. Ang sakit pero kailangan tanggapin. I kissed Erika�s forehead. And I will never stop loving you until the day I die. �Matteo.� Bakit ba kasi lagi nalang hawak ng parents ko yung buhay ko? Hai.� Sabi ni Ate Kath saakin habang hinahagod niya likod ko.V. just remember. Let�s just be patient. She smiled at me. I-I love y-you so much. Hindi na ako lalapit sayo. Pupunta sila doon. I love you. Right now. My parents� has been pushing me to Enzo. They�re always threatening me with their words. As for Matteo and I. I miss my husband. Khristine Erika Ortega Yllustre. Matteo took care of me when I was in the hospital. lalayo na ako sayo kapag nagising ka na. It has been a 1 month since my accident and I�ve already recovered fully. they�re rushing all the wedding details for our wedding which will happen in a couple of days. gagawin ko just to keep you safe. dad. I want to give you another project. Everything just seemed to be awkward. gumising ka na jan. hindi na ulit kami masyadong nagusap.� Those were the last words he told me before everything changed. There�s always this distance everytime we would see each other. unless kailangan talaga.� �Matt. Kahit masakit. Kapag nagkikita kami. Ako lang naman ang nagpapahamak sayo.� �Yes. ang lagi lang naming mapapagusapan is about just a plain and simple na hi or hello then kamustahan. We don�t talk about �us� anymore. Dad. Chapter 55. It�s always because of me. We were already at the door when I hear the most anglic voice that I�ve heard in my life. �Magigising din siya. I promise I�ll keep my distance from you from now on.� Lalo akong naiyak when I remembered thos times.5 � Recovered Erika�s P. I know na both of us doesn�t want my 2nd marriage to happen pero wala kaming magawa. Wala ka namang ginagawa ngayon diba? � �Yes. I can�t do anything to stop my parents. Kaya lang after that. �Princess.� I looked at Erika and her eyes were open. Please? I promise. Sumama ka sakanila mamaya. let�s eat first. �Erika. �Erika. we haven�t talked properly yet. sorry for what happened. Before we went out. ** .without a chance and dumbfounded!� �I gave you chances but you wasted them all!!� �Whatever happens.� Alfred told me. Matt.� �And besides. a-attend pa ako sa kasal niyo ni Enzo diba? Ako dapat yung bestman ha?� Pinilit kong tumawa in that thought. You�ll be working with Matteo�s team. Ano ba yun?� �Designan mo yung skyscraper na latest project ng Powerstone. I have no choice but to go with the flow. �Come one. Kasi everytime something bad happens to you.

he continued to tour me around the building. I mean Ms.� �Oo nga eh. �Nilalamig ka na.I looked at the commercial skyscraper na ginagawa ng company namin when I felt someone put a hard hat on my head.� We were looking straight into each others eyes. �Come. Pero it�s cold. engineers. �Alam kong magugustuhan mo dito. Sorry. �Matt. Yllustr-. He just smiled back.� Parang may tumusok sa puso ko nung narinig ko na nakalimutan niya na hindi na ako Yllustre. surveyors. I felt him put his coat on me.� He held my hand and guided me to the top floor of the skyscraper. Ayoko na sanang ma-alala yun eh.� He told me while guiding me to the rails.� That smile has been one of the reasons why I fell in love. �No. And ang daming stars. I�m still his wife.� There was minutes of silence. Siguro kala niya hindi ko hahawakan yung kamay niya. �Next week na yung kasal niyo ni Enzo. Kasi you can almost view the whole city up here.� I told him. at iba pang mga kasama sa team. She�s going to design the interiors of the building.� Napabuntong hininga ako at tumingin ulit sakanya. �Yes.� Then I smiled. I just continued viewing the city. I covered my face with my hands and sumandal ako sa railings. Ortega. �Kasi hindi naman ikaw si Enzo. I felt him hug me.� He told me while looking at me. It�s really a perfect place to contemplate. I knew it was Matteo. He�s been taking good care of you. �I always go here to contemplate. bakit?� Hindi ko mapigilan na sumbatan siya. Everyone shook hands with me and after that. Ang ganda. �Because I want you to be happy. Tumingin ako sa mata niya. Napatingin siya saakin.� �How can I not cry? Matt. �Should you be wearing heels in a contruction site?� �Sanay na ako. Late na kami pumunta sa construction site kaya unti-unti nang nababawasan yung mga tao and it�s beginning to be dark. this is Ms. �Beautiful.� I broke the eye contact. Papakilala kita sa team. �Thank you.� It�s already 8pm. Gabi na. I think we should go home. why did you sign those papers? I told you na gagawa ako nang paraan diba? Matt. You like places like this kasi diba. �Bakit parang hindi ka masaya? You should be. Parang bigla nalang din pina-alala saakin. And what�s more nice is all of the lights are turned on. Kasi for me.� He said clamly habang hinahagod niya yung hair . I�m wearing a sleeveless dress kasi. �Thank you.� I hated the fact that we were both acting cool because of all the people that were with us. Agad naman akong humawak. Alam ko. the reason kung bakit kita dinala dito is because I wanted to show you something.� He extended his hand to me. Pumunta kami sa 5th floor nung building kasi nandoon daw yung architects. �Everyone. very beautiful. Don�t cry. �Shh. It�s nice to ponder in a high place at night.� Bigla ko nalang naramdaman na may luha na pumatak galing sa mata ko. And wala nang sun. One of the owners of Powerstone.

parang hindi siya nasasaktan. Bumitaw ako sa hug and faced him. I love you but I want you to be happy. I�m going. Pero I know . �You love him don�t you?� Muntik ko nang maibuga yung tubig na iniinom ko. Pinaupo niya ako sa sofa and got me a glass of water. Tell me. Bakit niya sinasabi lahat nang yun saakin? Kung sabihin niya pa. Madali mo nalang siyang matututuhang mahalin when you get married. Good night. gusto ko ako naman. Just hold on to that. I stopped sa gilid ng road for a couple of minutes because I wasn�t able to drive properly. I know na magkasama kayo ni Matteo. �I don�t want to let go to anything that�s between us. Kung saakin ka lang mapupunta. You loved Enzo. Ako. Why would I be mad?� That�s one of the reasons why I want him to be with me before.� Ang hirap ng situation namin. �Listen to me. I can�t do anything.� �Hey. �Hi Love. you don�t have to lie to me. Ikaw lang ang mamahalin ko. I�ll watch you walk down the aisle.� �Hindi ka galit?� �Of course not.� He told me while hugging me again. bakit ngayon ka lang? Okay ka lang ba?� Tanong ni Enzo. Hinintay lang kita.� He told me. Hindi siya umiiyak pero alam ko sa tono nang pagsasalita niya na nasasaktan din siya.� �Remember what I told you before? I will love you no matter what happens. �I promise I will be on your wedding.� �Bakit mo sinasabi saakin yang mga yan?� Nagulat ako. pati yung car ni Lolo.ko. �How can I be happy kung wala ka? Matt. Wag matigas ang ulo. Kahit ikasal ka pa sa iba. Just remember what I told you that I will love you no matter what happens. Kung si Enzo yung nakikita nilang best para sayo.� He kissed me sa cheek and he went upstairs. �Why? Because your parents told you? You know. Why does everything have to be complicated? �But this time. you just have to let me go. I guess kami lang ni Enzo ang nasa bahay.� He smiled. baka lalo ka lang masaktan. Alfred and Ate Kath.� �Shh. I just feel tired. I won�t look for another woman because ikaw lang. �Then bakit ka pumayag to marry me?� He asked. Anong gusto niyang sabihin? �To make you realize some things. ** I parked my car and went inside the house. I looked at him in the eye. �Sige na. Your parents only wants the best for you. just do what your parents want you to do. hindi ka magiging masaya kung all your life you�ll just obbey all the rules or instructions they tell you. Umiwas lang ako sa tingin niya and stared at the ground.� I hugged him much more tighter. I just want to be selfish even for this once. Kasi hindi ko na siya masyadong pinapansin since I was in the hospital.� He kissed my forehead then umalis na kami. The wedding planners will be here tomorrow.� �I�ve been living my life according to what they want. �I�m good. Gusto ko tayo lang. Kahit masakit pa saakin. Wala yung car nila Mom and Dad. I�m just going with the flow. Better if we have some rest now. This time.

�Okay lang. Okay lang ba. you can�t really expect your ex-husband to be in your wedding.T I want to sleep. ano ka ba. I just want to go to my room and sleep. I�m sorry. Siguro yun na din yung dahilan niya kung bakit niya sinabi yung mga yan saakin. Erika. pwedeng ikaw nalang ang bahala?� Pumayag naman siya umakyat na ako sa room ko and slept. I know he�s going. I just want to talk to her. I just stayed in my bedroom the whole day and waited for the sun to come down.� Mom was suddenly texting someone in her phone when someone knocked at the door. My second wedding. �Ah.� No choice si Mom kaya lumabas na siya sa hotel room ko. �Mom. nagayos ako nang sarili ko and decided to go to the construction site hoping that I could see Matteo there. I felt sad. inayos yung . I�m just holding on to what he said. Naiinis na siya kay Mom pero nagpipigil parin. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko. Just give us a few minutes. Should I go to the wedding tomorrow or not? EPILOGUE Erika�s P. I looked at the door and saw Enzo na nagpupumilit pumasok. I guess this is it.� �No! You can�t come in! Mamaya na kayo magusap after the wedding. Hindi kasi ako nakatulog last night kaka-isip nang mga kung ano-anong bagay. okay lang ba?� Nagulat ako nung bigla akong hinawakan ni Enzo sa kamay. Please Mom. Pumunta ako sa door and helped Enzo na makapasok. I just stayed there and thought of things. Hai. That�s her favorite flowers eh. Enzo. I have one more big decision that�s left pending.� Natatawa ako sa itsura ni Enzo. Si Enzo naman. Pero when I got there. The only thing I suggested is that I want the wedding to happen when the sun is going down. Matteo�s not there pa daw. �Mom. �Tita. sir. stargazers nalang. A wedding gown and simple make-up. ano po bang flowers ang gusto niyo na ilagay sa aisle?� �Kayo na bahala. wala siya.that he understands why. And with that. Nung 8pm na. mga 5 or 6pm yung wedding. I really don�t know how to feel with this wedding. Love?� Inaantok ako. ** �Ms. Kahit a few minutes lang po. Anything would be fine. Eh. parang nagalangan nanaman ako. �Love. Hey.V. I�m not feeling well. I just put aside those thoughts at inisip nalang na somehow.� �I think we can do that tomorrow. so probably.� �Okay.� Si Enzo nalang ang sumasagot ng maayos sa mga tanong nila. Please?� �Princess. yung food tasting po? Kelan po ba free kayo ni ma�am.� �He promised.O. I was looking at my reflection in the mirror. T. Can you call him? Make sure he�s there. �Enzo! What are you doing here?! You�re not supposed to see the bride before the wedding! Ano ka ba!� My mom was screaming. ** Bukas na yung wedding. �Okay po.� Wala akong gana sa mga wedding plans na yan. I called Lia to ask kung nasa church na si Matteo pero he�s still not there pa daw. I�m lucky because the guy I�m going to marry loves me.

Pero everything�s set. he still owns my heart. �Erika.� Napatingin ako ng masama sakanya. I held back my tears that were starting to wet my eyes with the thoughts that were running through my mind. Hindi ko parin inaalis sa isip ko yung promise niya. �Bakit kasi ang drama ng buhay mo? Naiiyak din tuloy ako. Maybe he�s just late. Let�s go?� I prepared everything that�s needed to be done and followed Mom.� He told me then hugged me. if you really love someone else. �No. �Princess.� Pati siya naiyak na din. I�ll understand. I just don�t want to dissapoint my parents. right? Or maybe he doesn�t want to make it hard for the both of you. you could have at least said no or sana you didn�t show up here.� She said while slightly laughing. You know that it really hurts to see the person you love marry someone else. Kasi naman eh. I just want you to follow your heart. I thought about not going to the the wedding but everything�s settled. sorry but I think Matt is not coming. �Look. �Princess. I was hoping to talk to him personally before the wedding starts and tell him that even if I get married with another guy.� I was amazed to the words he was saying. I don�t know. Still hoping to see him there even if I know that it hurts for the both of us.� He gave me his car keys and left. Sumakay ako sa car nila Ate Kath and Alfred at least to make my feeling lighter. Alam kong pupunta siya. Are you still not going to leave?� Parang bigla nalang akong napanganga sa sinabi niya. I was hoping. �Bakit kasi hindi nalang parang saamin ni Alfred yung story mo?� She told me to stop crying kasi daw baka kumalat yung make-up ko. It�s too late to back out. �Just think about it. Love. I love you but I don�t want to see you torn. I know that they both feel sorry for me. �Erika. The hotel is an hour and a half far away form the church. Erika. I stopped pero I�m still worried that he would not be there. . Whatever decision you will make. �A few minutes before the wedding. I was just looking at the view from the window when Alfred spoke. everything�s okay. Do you at least want to be thankful because I�m here?� Umupo ako sa bed at tiningnan siya ng masama. understand him nalang. Lumuhod siya sa harap ko and held my shoulders with his hands. Wait.tuxedo niya. �You�re beautiful as always. Is he really letting me go? For a moment.� I told him firmly. He looked at me and told me to turn around daw.� Sabi ni Ate Kath habang hinahagod niya yung likod ko. �I-I�m just. stop na. I still want to see and talk to him before I get married again. I was silently crying.

they would let me decide what I want to do with my own life. I think it�s time to give up. I would be married to the person who has always been with me for the past 6 years. Don�t do this to me. he didn�t reply to my messages even once. At least that�s one reason to be happy because I know that he�ll never leave me. Even though it was simple and I wasn�t wearing a bouffant gown with a back drape that reaches at least four feet. Ilang oras nalang. The only difference is si Lolo ang nagset-up noon. To: Matteo Why aren�t you in the church. I turned my phone off and just stared outside the window. The sun was beginning to go down. I�m still marrying the one that I want to be with the rest of my life. The person who hasn�t given up on me even though I started to walk away from him. it was just like the one that happened to Matteo�s brother and I before. I started to text him. just like as planned. But still. naintindihan kami ni Lolo. I . The car stopped infront of the church. Maybe I should stop making this hard for the both of us. To: Matteo Matt. I loved Enzo once. Matteo and I�s wedding before was my dream wedding. And in the end. The person who taught me not to give up even if the world around me is starting to fall apart. with the reception that will be held at the most expensive hotel here in the Philippines but still. The doors were already closed for my entrance. Because in the end. please answer my calls. Please. You promised me. Maybe it won�t be hard for me to learn to love him again. The person who understood all of my tantrums and who would help me when I�m drunk. Don�t tell me you�re not going. To: Matteo Matt. (Refer to Chapter 11) I just wish that my parents would also understand me. our marriage going? I know that from the start. those things wouldn�t make me happy. But is that enough to keep our realationship. It�s the people around you who were always there for you. Ang sabi pa ni Mom saakin when the plans for the wedding are being processed that this is going to be a dream wedding come true but for me. those thing wouldn�t be the one who will define who you are. And it�s the one you love who�s always going to stand by you even in the times of trouble. a gown that has a drape of at least four feet. I just wish that for once. I just closed my eyes and held my tears back. this will be a one-sided relationship. I started dialing Matt�s number but it�s on answering machine. And to think about what happened to the engagement. it�s not. rather. This wedding maybe held at a big church with many people invited. To: Matteo Matt. But as Matteo told me. I love you.I grabbed my purse and took my phone.

� The guests were starting to be curious to what Enzo is going to say. I just ignored it. Enzo and Erika now come to be joined.� I feel pain in what he�s saying. �Just hold on to the words he said. I�ll just have to take this. While we were a few steps away from the altar.went outside the car and took a deep breathe.� After the priest said that. Malaki ang utang na loob ka sakanya. I love her but I know that it�s going to hurt me to see her married to me but she�s not happy. Again. he whispered �A few minutes left. The same song that was played in Matteo and I�s wedding started to fill the silence. Before we continue going to the altar. Tears continued to fall from my eyes. Enzo reached for my hand and held it. Enzo stopped him. �We�re sorry. She was also crying pero hindi niya pinapahalata. Mom and Dad hugged me and went inside na din. He was like sending signals that I should leave. Our hug lasted for a few minutes which made the people who were invited curious to what was happening.� We continued running until we reached his car. or else forever hold your peace. If any of you can show just cause why they may not lawfully be married. there were minutes of silence. I hugged Ate Kath and Alfred because I know that they�re the only one�s who could understand me now. He stopped. The doors of the church opened which was my signal to walk. but the both of us can�t do this. �Wait. �Yes. At least to lessen the tension. Bakit parehas ng song? Sinasadya ba nila? I can�t help but to close my eyes while memories rushed back to my mind and I started to walk. She and Alfred went inside. I wasn�t even listening because I was too distracted about the memories of my wedding before. wala eh. The priest started to speak again but this time. �I admire her for showing up in this wedding but I just can�t see her hurt because of me.� I saw guilt in Enzo�s eyes. Enzo was just looking at me. instead of hugging my parents. I requested kasi na ako nalang magisa ang maglakad sa aisle. We were both facing the priest already.� Ate Kath whispered while hugging me. In a few minutes. Parang gusto ko nalang na may biglang lumitaw na tao jan at sabihing �ITIGIL ANG KASAL!� kaso. We ran until we were already in the doors of the church. I just have to accept the fact that she loves her ex-husband so much. I just stood there beside him while sobbing. When I reached the end of the aisle. Make her happy. I know that all of the things I was hoping to happen will come to an end. �In this holy union. The people outside the church were . speak now. �Take good care of her. umiyak nanaman ako. The priest started to speak. Why don�t you just go and leave?� I just can�t everything of these go to waste. I heard Alfred say a few things to Enzo. And I just can�t leave Enzo like this. The both of us just can�t continue this.� He held my hand and helped me with my wedding gown. Isipin mo nalang na masaya siya na nakikita kang masaya.

�Don�t you have important things to do like go to Matteo and tell him that you can go back to him?� Hindi ko mapigilan umiyak sa sobrang saya na nararamdaman ko. �What is it?� Nagtaka siya sa tanong ko. I was still wearing this gown and it�s really heavy. I wish you two the best. He�s going to let me use his car to find Matt. And just what I though. Even though he�s not there. I hugged him tight. I felt the urge to cry. He went to my side and opened the door. Napatingala ako sa langit and the stars caught my attention. But to my surprise.� He told me. �I just wanted to ask you something. Enzo. I continued to walk towards him until the distance that�s left between us were only three steps. Nagmadali akong sumakay ng kotse and drove to the consturction site kahit suot ko pa ang gown ko na sobrang bigat. He told me that he always goes there to contemplate. My make-up was starting to wear off so I took time to remove it. He drove me to my condo. I just stared at him. his phone is already turned off. Enzo has been really a blessing for me. �Do you really love me?� Lalo siyang nagataka sa tanong ko. My hair is already becoming straight from the curl that was my hair style for the wedding. . bahay nang parents niya. I saw him there standing by the railings and just looking at the stars and the city while wearing the tuxedo he was supposed to use at my wedding. I went outside the house and sumandal sa car. �Thank you. I drove to Matt�s condo but he�s not there. I at least tried. I know. He helped me to go into the driver�s seat. He stopped driving infront of it and went outside the car. I was starting to give up. and sa bahay namin before. You don�t know how much this means to me. �I didn�t know that our whirlwind romance before would end up like this. As well as sa bahay niya. I remembered the top floor of the skyscraper where we last had a conversation. Tiningnan niya ako from head to toe. �You look beautiful in your wedding gown. ** I didn�t waste any chances to see if he�s there. �E-Erika?� I didn�t speak.looking at us.� �T-thank you. It really had a big impact on me.� �What are you doing here? Aren�t you supposed to be in your wedding reception?� He asked softly. he was surprised to see me there. but he�s not there. Bigla siyang lumingon. It�s already 8pm. I�m so tired. I tried to call him but this time. I felt the urge to cry and hug him. I stopped on my tracks.� He told me before I left.� �Trust me. He also kissed my forehead. �I�m just going to see you later here in your condo okay? Good luck in finding him.� He looked curious for a while.

But it�s about how you love each other so much even though you�re being separated by the distance. I mistrusted you.� Tinuro ko yung heart ko. Erika. �I�m sorry. when I left. I believe that love comes in the right place and in the right time. Unti-unti akong lumapit sakanya. He was just looking at me.� He smiled. It was like there were hundred fireworks around us. I�m here before him. asking him if we could try once again�� I saw his face lit up with happiness. �The man who loved me for six long years. �So many words left unsaid. so many acts left undone. Even though you�ve love a hundred men. �I didn�t know na Selina had a grip on you before. hindi ko na siya mahal noon. He closed the distance between us and held me at my waist. And I will never stop. �Let�s get married again. you�ll still end up with the one who�s really right for you. I felt that sensation when we shared out first kiss. you will say it back. Ang akala niya.� I saw anticipation in his eyes. He touched my face with his hand lovingly. I wish you and Enzo happiness.� I stopped. I believe he�s the one. And in love. �Walang nangyaring marriage.� He chuckled then our lips touched.� Umiwas siya nang tingin. Parang hindi siya makapaniwala sa mga sinasabi ko. I continued to what I was going to say. There will always be that person that no matter how long it�s been or how badly they�ve treated you. if they say that they love you. �It�s okay. �Are you trying to propose?� I asked him while smiling naughty. Matt. I want to marry the person I trully love. a part of me just won�t let go. I believed in love. But the smile he showed me wasn�t the one I saw before.� He said while laughing. So. ay ang kasabay ng pagpatak ng madaming luha galing sa mata ko. I was just unaware that he�s still here. �Until I saw him again.� Tears were already falling from my eyes. And again.� He told me while looking at my lips with so much longing.� Kasabay nang pasabi ko noon. �I don�t want to repeat the same mistake again. �I guess so. It�s about how you treat and respect each other. I wish you happiness. I deserved it. G-good luck with your marriage. I never stopped loving you. Nasaktan kita. it�s not all about being he or she�s first love and last. the truth is I still continued to love him even we�re apart. It�s about the way you�ll stand by him/her specially . And no matter how many times I tell myself that I�m better of without you. And this man infront of me.I should have listened to you before para hindi nangyari �to. I should have fought for what we had.� �Ha? What do you mean?� �Because for the second time.

We ended our kiss and hugged each other like we don't want to let each other go. Never give up in love because it will always find a way how to dominate your feelings. Right. �I love you so much.� And I'm glad that our relationsip didn't turn out to be a one week romance. The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved. And sometimes. END. Matteo Lorenzo Yllustre. Sometimes you wonder why the one person whom you never expected to hurt you.� �Mahal na mahal din kita Khristine Erika Ortega-Yllustre. . is the one shattering your heart into a million pieces but someday you will find someone who loves you the way you�ve always wanted. � Victor Hugo. the one who hurt you maybe the one who will love you for the rest of your life.in times of need. specially when you see your Mr. You just need to wait for the right time.