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[1st Story] © tenderheart. All Rights Reserved 2009. Distribution of any kind is PROBIHITED without the written consent of ASHE.
[Warning : Some bad terms and languages have been used for this story. If cursing is a no-no for you, you might as well avoid it or something to get through with it. My apologies, readers.]
The Case [Prologue]
Accidents always occur when...
You do an unexpectedly crime that will lead you to be a prisoner -- of a stup!d guy. I'm like a prisoner in his sight.
• Because of the crime that I did accidentally. • Because he's the guy who's arranged with me accidentally too.
I noticed that nowadays, everyday in my life occur ACCIDENTALLY. Everyday is like an accident for a student like me. Well, for me, that's life. Life surprises you with another turn. Life always changing in every second, as well as underestimating you.
What if love will bloom between us accidentally?
I told you. Everyday in my life occurs accidentally. And I will never ever regret the surprises of life that the crime actually given me.
He's the POLICE, and I'm just a PRISONER of his.
Victims and Suspects [Color Codings]
Marriane Louise Santos Rex Carlo Lopez Lawrence Yan Andrea Reyes Candy Tramph Abby Rose Cruz Camille Reyes-Yan
Handcuff o1 - Weird Life.
I had a dream last night....
I saw myself in a white gown like i'm going to be married & walking at the aisle... Then I saw a man in a white clothes... Suddenly, he faded away... I saw myself yelling his name so he can come back but, he didn't respond...
Weird dream, huh? but you know, that dream reminds me of finding soulmates... I dunno, we'll... I just read it in Abby's book and it says,
"If you already found him, then you shouldn't let him go..."
Nah! Hindi ko pa iniisip yan noh! I'm not ready enough to meet my soulmate. Who cares? Nobody does... except to my friend Abby.
I was cleaning at the living room when I saw this Arrange Marriage Agreement stuff at the center table. Kung gusto mong malaman kung ano yung Agreement na yun, better read up.
Papu told me that I'm going to marry that guy who I met in a children's party, I dunno why and I'm super hate it...
Alam mo, kapag nakikita ko yan, gusto ko yang punitin pero, there's something forcing me na wag gawin yun... and I dunno why.
Lahat kami nagsipagpasukan na sa kanya-kanyang mga classrooms. kabalbalan to ni Papu. Kaklase ko kaya to since elementary pa! Nahawaan na ata ako nito ng virus nya eh.."Ano naman yan?" andyan pala si Mamu. hay. ako? Nakadungaw lang kaya ako sa bintana?! Nilapitan ako ni Abby.. "Kasi naman eh... Dahil nga mahal ko si Papu at nandun na sya sa fluffy [Heaven] place. she's a kikay girl." I went upset. pupunitin mo yan sa oras na mahawakan mo yan?" "Bakit pa Mamu? Mabait naman ako ah!" She tapped my shoulder. Eto nga palang si Abby. para kang autistic jan?" . remember?" Yeah. The bell suddenly rang. must say na "malandi" but medyo. para na rin akong lukaret tulad nya.. it's your Papu's fault. Well. magkaroon pa ng tornado at lindol. you know. I guess. *** Sa school. Lagi naman eh. she's always there to make me laugh. kahit tangayin na kami. kahit bumagyo pa. "Akala ko ba. eh... "Alam ko kung anong nararamdaman mo at this moment pero.. "Oi Madam! Alam mo. wala kaming teacher ngayon. nakita ko nanaman 'tong Agreement na to. kahit saan. gumagawa kami ni Abby [Rose Cruz] ng assignment kaya we have to hurry. di mo kami mapapaghiwalay. sinunod ko na sya. And this is my destiny. Nagmistulang playground nanaman tong room namin.
Sheesh." "Ang mabuti pa. "Hay. samahan mo na lang ako sa boy's locker room. at nagtulakan para lang makaalis. hmp!" sabay alis... Kakasabi ko lang. the bell rang.Endearments. naku. she decided to call me 'MADAM'. at bakit nababaliw ka ngayon sa mga nerd sa pilot section. Nakita ko yung matandang babaeng janitor.. Iniwan naman ako ni Abby sa locker room. I didn't even think out a better name-call for her. ano po yun? Bakit nyo po ko hinahawakan?" . "H-huh? T-Teka. We exchanged smiles tapos bigla na lang nyang hinawakan yung kamay ko. "Ang aga naman ata ngayon ng uwian?" May nag-announce. nangyari agad. So." Ang tagal ng oras! With that.. "Ikaw na lang mag-isa!" "Ang sungit naman nito. "Ewan ko sa'yo Abby. class dismissed!" Nagsigawan lahat ng mga kaklase ko. istorbo ka po. "Teachers have an urgent meeting so. tigilan mo nga ako Abby! Alam mo. andun daw ngayon yung gwapong nasa pilot section!" sabay tili. Ang weird ah.. She decided that for herself only.
I tried to kick it." "Huh? Ano. I would try to survive on Neptune [since Pluto wasn't considered as a planet na."Sandali lang iha. siguro ano lang yun. Dahil sa galit ko. Well.. nakarinig ako ng nabasag na something.. Oh. pero hindi ibig sabihin hindi ko sya gustong makasama dun. "May insidenteng mangyayari sa daan mo kung saan makikilala mo ang katapat mo. wag naman kayo magpapadala." I looked at her. based lang naman yun sa utak ko. po yun?" Seriously. never mind.. well. Ano yung sinasabi nung matandang yun? Weird nga talaga. alam nyo namang iba ang isip ko sa iba. ganyan naman ang mga manghuhula diba? Clueless ka kapag kaharap mo. Kayo oh. kasi alam ko that planet was also suffering the things that Earth was suffering now. Handcuff o2 . . Well. I don't get her. Nangarap ba? I saw an empty soda can towards the street. di nyo alam. Hay. When I was walking home. All of a sudden.The Crime. Haha. Mag-ingat ka iha at mamuhay ka ng masaya kasama sya. Feeling mo sya lang ang nakakaalam ng lahat ng mga nangyayari... mga walang magawa sa buhay nila.. pano kaya kung maaksidente ako? Gusto ko pang mabuhay no! *Sigh* Oo nga. If I had to. Na parang gusto kong durugin ang mundo at manirahan na lang sa ibang planeta. Nakakainis talaga sina Mamu . Pero. Mamaya mabalitaan nyo na lang ako nasa past na ko using the time machine. Malayo ang nararating ng utak ko.. ewan. Huhulaan kita. Nababaliw na ba sila o nasisisraan na ng ulo? I felt bored. Wala yun. iha.]." At umalis na sya. "Sige na iha. puzzled. nandun si Papu. naalala ko nanaman yung Arrange Marriage.
I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki. "Hoy! Ano ba?" Haha. "Aray ko! Ano ba?" Dinala nya ko sa sasakyan nya. madam. "Halika rito... Nagtanong ka pa. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused." Then he grabbed my arm.. Ang weird ah. pero di ko pa rin sya makita. "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa. "Tsk. "Aishh.. He scoffed. unfortunately. Tingnan mo nga kung ano ang ginawa mo sa kotse ko!" "Huh? Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" "Alam kong ikaw ang sumipa nito. Oi. isang gwapong nilalang pa ang dadaan? But. Yun yung latang sinipa ko kanina.." may hawak-hawak syang lata. "Look what you did!" . Akalain mo yun. sira-ulo naman. Nandun pala sya sa likod. tsss. sa lahat ng mga pinagdadaanan ng buhay ko ngayon.
"Then fine..." "Tsk. Alam mo kasi. my eyes went out of their sockets because of so much shock. Eh wala naman akong perang ganun kalaki. "Magkano ba?!" I exclaimed. well.. I'll pay it!" "Oi... .. Lagot ka." O_O Ano? Okay. idi0t.. inosenteng baliw...."Ano? Wala naman eh!" "Bulag ka ba o bingi?" Ano bang pinagsasasabi ng lalaking to? There it is. hindi ko talaga sinasadya yun. alam mo ba kung magkano 'tong brand new na kotse ko?" Aba. My two big black eyes saw it and widened. Yah. H-hu-hundred thou-sssand daw? Lang naman? Well. ummm. loko pala tong lalaking to eh! Tinawag ba naman akong inosenteng baliw? Aiiissshhh.... siguro mura lang naman siguro sa katulad nyang mayayaman ang mga ganun. mga hundred thousand lang naman. A sorry couldn't back the disaster you made. Ni hindi ko nga binigyan ng much strength. Aiyyy! Basag pala yung car window nya! Ang lakas naman ng impact ng pagkasipa ko dun. "Costs about. ang magandang gawin in this kind of crime is to." I thought for a second haw to escape it.. I have a decent name. "Uh. sorry talaga. face it.
alas-otso na! Ano ba sya? Tao ba talaga to? Talagang mahal nya yung kotse nya. Kainis! With matching sigaw pa ang pagtakbo ko! Lumingon ako habang tumatakbo. nakaalis na pala sya. "Walangya yung lalaking yun! Ang sakit-sakit ng likod ko kakatago dun!" . Mamu! Tulong! Buti na lang. Ito na nga ang krimeng hindi ko matatakasan.. AYOS! Ang tagal kong nagtago dun ah! Pero. syempre. may nahanap na akong spot na pwede kong pagtaguan pansamantala. teka! Bumalik ka rito oi!" Para kaming tangang naghahabulan sa kalsada.. Huminga ako ng malalim.. Buti na lang at malayo ang agwat naming sa isa't isa. "Ano ba yan! Hinahabol pa rin nya ko? Naman!" Ano nang gagawin ko? Papu.RUN!!! "Oi. nanjan pa rin ang gwapong nilalang na to.. papatayin kita!" tapos sinilip ko sya sa butas. brand new eh! "Inosenteng baliw!" Ang sama talaga nitong lalaking 'to! No manners! "Pag nakita kita.
"Marriane. nakalock pa yung gate.tsk... 4 nga kami umuwi kasi may meeting ang mga teachers sa school. alam mo ba kung anong oras na? di ba 5 ang uwian nyo?" "Sorry. Mamu! Marco! Buksan nyo tong gate!" Nakita ko sila. "Ate.." Sabay lock ng kwarto. Dumungaw ako at alam nyo ba kung anong nakita ko? .. Sumandal ako sa pinto. kumain na ko kanina bago ako umuwi." *** Nagising ako dahil sa ingay sa labas. nagreseach pa kami sa library kanina.Tumakbo ako papauwi sa bahay na parang kabayo." "Eh ba't 8 ka na nakauwi?" "Uhhh. "Naku." *bows* sabay takbo papuntang kwarto.Tsk. oo. ummm. tsk. "Aaaahhh!!! I hate myself!" Humiga ako sa kama. Mamu. di ka ba kakain?" "Hindi na. "Nakakainis talaga.
.Mga pulis! As in ang daming pulis na nakapalibot sa bahay namin. kumakawaykaway pa... be specific naman! "I mean.. "Marriane! Anong nangyari sa'yo? Okay ka lang ba?" Binigyan ako ni Marco ng tubig. tapos nakita ko pa yung gwapong sira-ulo.I had a nightmare. kaasar talaga! "Marriane Louise Santos! Sumuko ka na.. napapaligiran ka na naming lahat!" Is this happening to me? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *** Nagising ako. may magtatangka pa ngang umakyat eh! Reding-ready na silang tudasin ako eh... ayun! may humahabol raw sakin na halimaw! tapos .. Pinuntahan ako nina Mamu. "I. pawis na pawis at hingal na hingal. uhhhmm.. yung mga Pu-" oi Marriane..." .
Pero paano kung." Pano kung may mga kasama pa syang back-ups para bugbugin ako? He seems to be a bully one. Where all the people can do things accidentally. >_< Handcuff o3 ."Kinain ka? hay naku ate. anong pinagsasabi mo? Ayos ka lang? Well. wala na kong choice eh. Umaga na pala.. Nakabihis na ko. hindi ako makagalaw! I was like. may pasok eh." Napabuntong hininga na lang ako as soon a they went out of my room. papasok po ako. sana di totoo yun. Marriane.. "Marriane.. "Bahala na. I looked at the ceiling. and all I can do now is to move.. Ayokong pumasok ngayon pero. God! What will I gonna do?! I took a deep breath. Kapag umabsent naman ako nang walang dahilan.. You ACCIDENTALLY entered the abnormal world that you've just found. Unfortunately. meron palang ganung mundo. FREEZING! .. Kita naman sa itsura di ba? Bakit. magsitulog na uli tayo.. they will be curious to me.. Masundan nya ko? Patay na! Well.." Oi.. nakasuot na yung bag ko sa likod ko. nabasa ko na yan sa libro eh! Istorbo ka ah. You did the wrong thing.Normally but Abnormality...." "Totoo naman ah! Sapakin kita jan eh~~" "Oi.. halika na Marco. Sana panaginip lang yun. Wow. papasok ka ba?" I heard Mamu knocked out the door. "Opo. kasalanan ko ba? Well. good for me. tama na yan at inaantok pa ko. But only in my wonderland. yes of course..
Patay! I started to close my eyes. I saw the streets was so . okay? Hindi ka na masusundan nun. I heard the car door opened. think positive! Vanish all the bad vibes. LAKAD! *** At eto na nga. Anong ginagawa ko? Nababaliw na ba talaga ako? Yeah. Iba lang siguro ang pananaw ko sa araw na to. Birds are chirping. inhale. Go enter good vibes. exhale. Positive.QUIET.. trees were swaying. Then I heard some footsteps that made me feel afraid. Crazy to die.. ganito naman lagi ang nadadatnan ko kapag naglalakad ako papuntang school tuwing umaga. Kalmado ka lang. wind blows harder -- PEEEEEEPPPPP!!!!! Aiiiiyyyy!!! Nakaharang na pala ako dito sa kalsada! But wait. exhale. Inhale. But usually. baka sya na to..Huminga ako ng malalim.. "Parang awa mo na ayoko pang mamatay! Gusto ko pang mabuhay! Ayoko munang makasama si Papu sa taas! Please naman!" I screamed like a desperate old woman who still wants to spend her last birthday in the Earth's crust. . Naglalakad na ko papuntang school.
ang gwapo nito ah! Napansin ko ah." . How embarassing. Oh well. sige." *bows* "Oo. "Uhh." "H-h-huh? Ay! naku. Suddenly.." Walangya. why of all millions of creatures of God. miss. Lalo na't magagandang nilalang ang mga hinaharap sakin ni God. pasalamat ka iha.. dun ka na dumaan sa sidewalk ha? delikado eh. Marriane! "Sa susunod miss.. mukha na pala akong tangang nakatunganga sa kanya... pasensya ka na. "Miss. thank GOD! Whew! Pero. I'm now bumping on the beautiful ones? Hoy. Naglakad na uli ako. okay ka lang?" Lumingon ako.. nakaharang ka na sa daan. Minsan na lang ako makabunggo ng mga taong ganun. Then I realized. aiiissshhh! Act like normal.. OMG! Late na ko! I ran hurriedly to get to the school. "Hoy!" Lumingon ako.Katapusan ko na! I'm gonna die! May tumapik sa balikat ko. pasensya na talaga.. "Sino nanaman -. naglakad na lang ako.. Nung malapit na ko sa school.. sorry." *bows* He went back to driving. Hay sus! Akala ko sya na. I heard a voice.
"Aiiiiiissssshhhhh!!!!!" I'm gonna die! GOD. hahaha! "Babay. lagot na! Ngayon ba naman.O_O Am I blind. Pumasok agad ako. Well. "G@g0 ka ah! Halika rito! Pagkatapos mo kong pagtaguan kagabi?!" Hinabol nya ko. Marriane... sinusundan nya pa rin ako?! Pasaway ka ha. three blind mice? But he really is he! Di ba sya yung may-ari ng sasakyan? Yung gwapong nilalang? hala. Bakit wala sila dito? . ugh! "Hoy! Akala mo.. nasira na tuloy ang beauty ko! Bwisit na.. help me! Take me to Your kingdom! Hinabol nya ako hanggang makarating ako dun sa school gate. ble!" I made a face infront of him. good for me! *** Agad akong pumunta dun sa room ko. talagang galit na galit sya. Tingnan mo yung mukha nya..... ligtas ka na? hah! Hindi ka makakalabas dito ng buhay!" Aba! nagbabanta pa! No worries... Hingal na hingal ako dahil sa kanya! Naku...
tara.. kasi tinakot mo ko eh!" "Ganun? hahaha! nakakatawa yang itsura mo! Ano bang nangyari sayo?" tiningnan ko yung sarili ko sa salamin. nakipaghabulan lang ako dun sa sira-ulong yun... Marriane!" "Aaaaahhhh!!!" Pagkalingon ko." *** .. nasan silang lahat?" "May P. "Wala. wala kasi mahangin lang sa labas.. mukha na pala akong bruha.." I whispered.. "Oi. "Ano?" "Ah. Then someone tapped me caused me to jump in fright. bakit parang kinakabahan ka?" "H-h-ha? eh kasi. teka.....The room filled with silence. samahan mo ko.teka.. tayo ngayon di ba?" "Oo nga pala ano? buti na lang at iniwan ko yung uniform ko dun sa locker ko. I brushed my hair and put my bag at my chair. si Abby lang pala! "Loko ka ah! Ginulat mo naman ako!" "Ginulat eh tinawag lang naman kita..E..
Pagdating namin sa girl's locker room...
"Marriane! Tingnan mo oh!" sabay tili. Aish. Ang sakit talaga sa tenga. Namimihasa ka na Abby ah. "Sino ba yun ha?"
"OMG! It's Rex!" tili agen. May bago nanaman siguro tong kinababaliwan. Hay, naku...
Sinilip ko yung bintana. I looked outside to see the last person that I don't ever wanted to see in my whole life anymore.
Teka, talagang hindi sya titigil huh?! Pero, pano kung mamaya nanjan pa rin sya pag-uwi ko?
Bumalik agad ako sa locker ko and pretend that I don't see him.
"Nakita mo ba sya?"
"Aahhh... oo..." I put a fake smile on my face. But seriously, I don't know him and I don't want to know anything about him!
I just prayed about my safety trip to my home after class.
I felt tired. Tired about running. Why can't you just turn around and face that crime? Aish. Sira rin tong sarili ko noh.
I rested my head onto my table. Then pumasok sa utak ko na tanungin si Abby.
"Abby..." I groaned. "Hmm?" I looked at her as she combing her hair like a doll. Ah.. ang ganda talaga ng buhok nya! I've been craving that for almost a year! Well, she decided to have her bangs and straighten her hair. She really looked like a doll, I admit.
"Ummm... magkano ba ang pagpapaayos ng bintana ng sasakyan?"
"Ano klaseng sasakyan ba?"
Teka, ano nga bang klase yun? "Hummer ba yun? Ah. Hummer nga."
"Bakit mo naman natanong?"
I paused. "W-wala... nagtatanong lang kasi yung kaibigan ko..."
"According to my cousin, mahal daw yun... siguro, mga around a thousand daw or something... hindi ko naman alam yan eh.."
"Ano? Aiiiiisssshhhh!" I ducked my head into the table again because of my confusedly feeling. Pano na? Pano?!
Uwian na... sana wala sya dun sa gate...
Para akong tanga na nagdadasal habang naglalakad pababa sa ground floor.
"Ah, Marriane, okay ka lang?"
I looked at her at the corner of my eye. "I'm going to be fine..." Just fine.
Nung nakarating na ko sa ground floor...
Walangya naman oh! He's still there!
Agad akong tumalikod at bumalik sa taas.
"Marriane, teka. san ka pupunta? dito ang labasan di ba?"
Think faster, think! *light bulb* "Aahhh.. uhmm... oo! may naiwan pa pala ako sa locker ko!"
"Okay, sige, hintayin na lang kita rito..."
Tinulak ko sya papuntang ground floor. "Ay, hindi na, okay lang...sige tawagan na lang kita mamaya... Bye!"
Eh sa yun lang alam kong isang daan palabas ng school... malaki ang bahay ko -.... pumunta ako sa kusina para kumain.." "Bakit?" "You'll going to meet him up.. sige. Pagkauwi ko.. sana wala! "Ate! Kakain na!" My brother called out. Tumayo ako sa kinauupuan ko.." She started. I lied on the bed and thought about it. "Oo. hidni naman sa nagmamayabang ako." "Ha?!" I exclaimed. "Marriane. nababaliw na ba kayo?" "Wag mo kong galitin ha?!" ." Pagkabihis ko. dumiretso na agad ako sa kwarto.. dress up well. masisisi nyo ba ko? Good thing hindi ako nakita nung guards. Okay. "Ano nanaman po yon Mamu?" I asked sarcastically. "Remember your fiancé?" "Huh?" "May pupuntahan tayong party bukas ng gabi.medyo malaki alng. Sana walang makaalam nitong kabalbalan ko. "Mamu. Better for a family talaga. As soon as I arrived at the room.I ran to the Emergency Exit..
tapos sisingit pa 'tong fiancé na to! "Marriane!" "Wala na kong ganang kumain. ma--" .. That's the word eh. kita nang may kaso pa ko sa nilalang na yun. makagala pa kaya kami ni Abby sa sitwasyon kong ito? Hay naku.. too bad for me yon. "Anong maayos dun? Malay naten. Handcuff o4 . isa rin yon sa mga loko-lokong nasasalubong naten sa daan. Should I meet him up? Bahala na. mabait. At dahil nga she's my bestest friend." I mumbled. gwapo." "Isipin mo na lang... I want to go out pero." "Marriane!" "EH! Ewan ko sa inyo!" dabog kong sinarado ang pinto ng kwarto ko.. Napaupo ako sa kama ko. how kind is my fiancé? baka naman isa rin yong loko loko. Naman. she went to my house to know what's going on. "Darn it...Meet him up?! Sigh. I will not going to hook up with him kahit anong mangyari.Bumalik ako sa kwarto ko. "Eh di ayos!" She cheered. gentleman. It's officially weekend. Tumawag sya sakin a while ago at dinahilan ko na lang eh yung kikilalanin ko na yung fiancé ko tonight.
Marco."Kabaliktaran nun -. alam ko kung ano ang iniisip mo. Oo. iiwanan na kita.. "Eh di iwanan mo! Alam nyo namang ayokong pumunta dun noh. Ang sama ng araw ko. She always brighten up my day. Yoon... Is he as EVIL as a DEVIL? or as GOOD as an ANGEL? God.. "Don't be such an OA bruha. Internet.. siguro nga dahil makikilala ko na ang fiancé ko mamaya. "Hay naku. iwanan mo ang bahay para mawala ang mga gamit ha?" mom gave instructions sarcastically.. manood na nga lang ako ng mga palabas. You're such a nega talaga. hoy.. Hindi ko na alam ang gagawin para libangin ang sarili ko." Napatalumbaba na lang ako sa may study table ko. Ayoon! may naisip na ko. anak." I answered as I fixed my hair in place. Remember. Eto.. bilisan mo. "Madam. " Well. She gave me a big hug. Hindi nga kami gumala ni Abby.Aray!" She poked my head. Well. here it goes. I had been stucked in my bed for at least 5 hours or more. ginulo ako ng kapatid ko habang nanood ako. my chatmates pissed me off too. or advices to give a solution to my problems." "Hay... When I felt upset.. just to comfort myself. she always have her jokes in her bag to make me feel better... .. Abby's not too much annoying to me... nagchat nga ako. tsss. ewan.." Mamu called out. I have to be specific in hiding that crime. Ganun din. Based on her voice.. BLESS ME TONIGHT! *** "Marriane. Kainis di ba? So bored. hindi nya ko mabibigyan ng matinong advice for this crime.
Tsss."OPO." Marco replied sarcastically too. Lumabas na ko from my room and I saw mamu's gleamy face.. That's what my family goes eh.. ." I mumbled as the cab arrived. While me. nagmumuni-muni lang at tumitingin sa mga tao dun.." I mumbled. Huhu. Nice. I can't believe ganto kayaman ang fiancé ko. well. maganda pala talaga sya!" I brought a fake smile while he just elegantly smiled at me." She laughed. ibebenta talaga nila ako. Someone accompanied Mamu when we entered. "Kasi naman eh. Weird... Masanay kayo. We waited for a cab at the waiting shed. "Honey. "Oh... "Marriane.. Finally. Kaya pala eh.." "Err.WOW! Ang laki ng bahay nila! Must be a rich one. Grabe. we arrived at their -.." "Whatever. so this is your daughter. O_O She introduced me to him. wag mong subukang magwala dun ah.. Para namang ibebenta na ninyo ako nyan eh~~" "Ibebenta? Bakit ka naman namin ibebenta ni Papu mo? At wag mong isipin na ibinebenta ka namin." "Mamu?!" "I'm just joking anak. OM goshie. And we're on our way to that party.. Kilala kasi kita eh. Puro mayayaman ito. you look so exceptional today.
bumalik ka na agad ha para makilala mo na sya. Mas mabuti yun at nang mangyari na ang mangyari. I suddenly smiled back to the reflection and giggled. Anong ibig sabihin nya dun? "Mamu. Wait down there. When my eyes averted to the mirror. ganun na nga. I saw the real Marriane.. WAIT A MINUTE. Paglabas ko." "Oo.. Ganda ng tiles ah. Agad akong bumalik kay Mamu and not bothering myself to talk mom or not. O_O He really is he! Yung gwapong nilalang! Pero anong ginagawa nya rito? Doesn't it mean na. Mr.. punta lang ako sa Washing Room..."Nice to meet you po. Wait. kelangan ko nang umalis. ganun? Well. "Parang kalian lang. Weird. Lopez.. sinusundan ako ng lokong to?! Patay na." at umalis sya. hindi naman sobrang haba. Mas mabuti yun at nang mangyari ang mangyari. ako lang ata ang mag-isa rito. I saw this long haired guy [pero.] na parang pamilyar. lumaki ka na agad. He's my father-in-law." Pumunta agad ako sa Washing Room. uwi na tayo!" "Anong uwi na tayo? hindi mo pa nga nakikilala ang fiancé mo eh. uuwi ka na? Ano bang nangyayari sayo?" . i'll call my son. sige. And she really look beautiful..." I shook my head. Pero. Napansin ko. "Mamu. Wait.
well. Bumalik na si Mr. "Well.. okay?" "Teka .. may naramdaman akong electricity." He smirked at me. may electricity sa katawan? May magnet or something? "So." UGH! I heaved a sigh. meet my son. we'll leave you alone now. When I found out who's with him. Lopez na may kasamang lalaki. "Tumigil ka nga jan sa kaartehan mo. umayos ka dyan.. "N-n-nice to m-m-meet y-you t-tt-too. medyo. You mean.."Uhmm." GOD! Tama nga ako! Sya nga ang FIANCÈ ko! When I faced to him slowly. your FIANCÈ. I immediately covered my hand over my face before he can see me. nahihilo na ko.." I stuttered and brought a fake grin. my eyes really went out of their sockets. REX CARLO LOPEZ.. Buti pa sya.. "Marriane... you're Marriane. Abby I told you. nice to meet you. Nakuryente ba ako? Ano to. kabaliktaran lahat ng sinabi mo." then I acted like dizzy. you have the right to know each other so..Mamu! Wag mo kong iwan dito!" .... FIANCÈ ko sya?! No way. O_O Sya nga talaga! Yung 'gwapong nialalang' agen! But WAIT. Kabaliktaran lahat. Ang sama di ba? See. kalmado.
"Harrasin? Hindi ako rapist noh!" he released me. tatalsik yan dun sa kadulu-duluhan ng Earth! "It's a small world after all. "Darn it. Good enough to kiss me. "Y-y-yeah?" I stuttered.. What is he up to? Is this a welcome to hell? No way.. Oh.. tsss. san mo ko dadalhin?! Mamu!" "You shut up kung ayaw mong tudasn kita... "Parang awa mo na! Wag mo naman akong harrasin!" I exclaimed with my eyes close. isn't it?" He smirked. Whewh! "So. I hate O! "Teka. remember?" then he grabbed my arm. I had this shape 'O' in my mouth.. Naku. He looked me in the eyes and I stared him back.They walked away. eto na.. "Oi. Subukan nya lang gawin yan. causing me to face him about a centimeter. we have an unfinished business. Then he suddenly leaned me over the wall. where's the payment?" .." I murmured." He brought me to a place that I don't know.
Bakit di na lang kayo ang magpakasal ng tatay nya?" .." at lumakad sya papalayo. you're already in hell. siguraduhin lang nyang mabubuhay pa sya dahil papatayin ko na sya! We waited at the shed for a cab to come. Lalo pang nadagdagan ang parusa nya sakin.."Huh? S-sorry.. "Teka. Ipapasa ko naman sayo ang lahat ng parusang ibibigay nya. Pero ayos lang. kanina ko pa kayang gustong umuwi. "Ba't ba kanina." I whispered. Basta. sandali!" I called out and he turned back. Rex! Teka lang naman. mauna na kami. Maghintay ka!" Argh. gusto mo nang umuwi? Ano bang nangyari sayo ha?" "Mamu. "I'll keep an eye on you until we get married. uwi na tayo?" "Mamu. "Pwede bang. ang weird nyo. See you around." I didn't see Rex around. Mr. Ewan ko sa kanya. "Umm... Lopez. wala talaga akong pera. "Ano. sa oras na masabi nya yun kay mamu. "Oi. sige. Galing nya di ba? Great. wag mong sabihin to? You know yung --" I paused as he walked out." What is he going to do? Bring me to hell? Marriane.. Wala syang pakialam sa fiancé nya." "Now I'm dead..
.Expect the Unexpected. That gwapong nilalang.We suddenly heard a thunder." Sorry po! Pag-uwi namin sa bahay.I heard some knocks on the door. Now I realized that life has its power to control you. magcomment ka pa nang matusta ka ng papu mo sa taas. I quickly picked up my cellphone and lazily said. In other words.. "Tss. mangyayari. MAY MESSAGE KAAAAA!!! Sira kasi 'tong si Abby.. di ba? Malamig ang simoy ng --.. Ang lamig! Christmas nanaman kase. "Ano?" "Madam. Pinasa nya sakin yang alert tone na yan. It's been a small world for us. Na akala mo yung mga posibleng mangyari sa utak mo.. I decided na lang na magkulong sa kwarto. It's been a Saturday morning and ganto na lang manggising 'tong cellphone ko. that's life. pasok~~" Someone leaned at my back. Well. as well as underestimating you. Life always changing in every second. gising ka na ba?" "Ano ba? Kita nang natutulog pa yung tao. life surprises you with another turn. Ambigat! "Aaarrraayy!!" "Gumising ka na kasi. Madam." "Eh pano kung ayoko?" . Si Abby pala. Sarap matulog pag ganto. "Sige. turn out to be my future husband. Handcuff o5 . istorbo!" I quickly hunged the phone and turned it off. I hugged my pillow. Natulog na agad ako kagabi kaya di ko na naisip na yun pa rin ang alert tone ko.
What? Kilala mo sya?" "Everyone knows him around in this town. ibig sabihin. Ano naman ang problema dun. Anong nangyari dito? "S-si Re-Rex??" I went back to sleep and hugged the pillow while she. "Ang aga mong gumising ah." 10 na ba? Grabe naman akong matulog." Her eyes popped out and her jaw dropped almost at the ground. at saka matutulog na ako ulet. It's almost 10 duh. she was speechless. "His name was Rex Carlo Lopez. May lahi ba tong manok? Putak ng putak eh." Pero di ako nakatulog dahil pinabangon ako nitong babaeng to. kilalang kilala? Talaga lang huh? Sabagay. "Teka. "Yung nakita natin nung isang araw?" "Yun nga yun." I smirked at her. She tugged my shoulder. "8 kaya ako nagising knina. ngayon mo lang sya nakilala?" "Hmmm." Who the hell is he? Yung lalaking yun."Dadaganan kita ulet?" I sat down at the bottom of the bed. pano ka agad naka--" "Nasa labas lang kaya ako?" She flatly said. Anong problema nito? Ewan." I sighed. "Sabihin mo na kasi."Hindi ka naman siguro nagmamadali ano?" I asked sarcastically. "Ano naman kung sya ang fiancé ko?" "Wala kang reaction for that? Marriane. scratching my head out of misery. anong nangyari kagabi? Have you met him? Anong pangalan nya? Gwapo ba?" Ano ba tong babaeng to. . "So. ikaw lang ata ang hindi.
magalang. he's hot. "Perfect? Ano naman ang pinagkaperfect nun?" She punched my back. he's so talino. you dropped this?" he returned my wallet to me. 3. no worries. ". In other words. Many reasons why he has to be the block of their school. Abby's so curious to us." *** She invited me to hit the mall with her.mayaman sya. he's soo cute!" Sira talaga to. ^_^ Suddenly. Umagang umaga eh! Heh."Sa Villa Francia sya nag-aaral. PERFECT. the guy in Chapter 3?] He was truly hot that ever. It's a small world after all... So. he's so yaman. I didn't notice the guy at my back was calling me when we're at the escalator. "That's it? Abby. it was the guy I've met in the street! [you know. ." "Yeah. "Ikaw nga!" "What a surprise! Akala ko di na tayo magkikita." I blurted out.. 2." sabay tili. ang tinatawag na PERFECT ay yung handsome." "Bu--" "At wag ka nang makipagtalo sakin dahil wala namang maitutulong yun sating dalawa. caring at HINDI KA SINISINGIL NG MALAKING HALAGA DAHIL--" Buti na lang at napigilan ko pa ang bibig ko." then we laughed. "Iisa-isahin ko pa ba sayo? *Sigh* 1. "Miss. Wala na kong pangamba ngayon kase isa rin palang ^crap^ ang lalaking yun. di naman yun magalang. 4. "Eh yun. So hindi sya perfect.. he's cute. And 5. At a glance. Inulit lang nya yung sinabi nya nung una eh.
libre ko kayo. Nahawa na tuloy ako kay Abby. So sweet. "Abby. Sh!t." he smiled back at me. Our jaw dropped almost at the ground floor. Sorry to cuss. .este. "Ahh. "You?" "Ah. Ano bang nangyayari sakin? Am I in heaven? Parang nakalimutan ko lahat. okay lang kayo?" I came back to reality. Stop that daydreaming. gising!" "H-huh?" Halos tumulo na ang laway nya sa harapan ni Lawrence. His hands are so soft like a silk."I'ts been a long time after we see each other." I grinned and extended my right hand to shake at him. Grabe ang power nito.." she grinned at him. Nilibre nya kami sa isang fastfood chain.. Mukha kaming tangang nakaharang sa harapan ng escalator. Lawrence Yan. My weakness. Abby for short. Galante iteh." he smiled again. Madam -. he's so heavenly hot. He smiled sweetly that make us Abby and I melt. "Uhh. Tsk. "Abby Rose Cruz." I tugged Abby's arms and whispered. hahah! "Tara. hehehe. Marriane. Dang. nakalimutan ko pa tuloy magpakilala. She extended her right hand to shake at him. yes! Mukhang gutom lang to. I saw his abs and muscles throughout his clothes. Awww.
"So, where do you two studying?"
"Sa St. Grace Academy..." she smiled sweetly to him.
"Uhhh... excuse me lang huh?" I gave a fake smile at him. I grabbed Abby's arms and went far away from him.
"Ano bang problema mo ha?"
"Do you have any manners huh?" I whispered to her ear.
"Nagtatanong kaya yung tao!"
"Sino bang tinatanong?"
"Ikaw." She said softly.
"Alam mo pala eh. Just shut up okay!"
"Hay naku Madam. You're quite selfish na!" We went back to our table.
"So back to our conversation. Nag-aaral kayo sa St. Grace Academy?"
I nodded while Abby started eating.
"Dun kaya ako magtatransfer."
"Talaga?!" We went shocked and excited.
"Well, that's great."
"I guess we have to know each other at the school, I have to go na kasi eh." He looked at his branded silver Watch.
I looked at him, from his hair, down to his shoe. He's a perfectly man for me. Awww, kulang na sa oras. Pero mag-aaral naman sya dun sa school namin di ba? Ayos! *** "Sige, Madam. Babooh." Abby left me at the waiting shed. Beside the waiting shed is the Convenience Store. I saw the Ice Cream Poster. Mukhang naghahanap tong tummy ko ng malamig ah! Christmas, malamig ang hinahanap ko? Nakakatawa. Ngayon na lang kasi ako kakain ng Ice Cream. Ang huling kain ko ng Ice Cream was last year. hahaha! Dessert naman eh.
I entered the cold Convenience Store and quickly to get what I want. Ice Cream. Chocolate. Mmmm. I was about to get that flavor when suddenly, I saw that hands leaning at the glass.
Si gwapong nilalang. Nosebleed.
He's wearing a simple jeans and a white cami. But his abs and muscles are truly seen even when he wears thick clothes. Well, I don't care.
He took the vanilla flavor, what was my hatest flavor and grabbed my arms to the counter. He gave the Ice Cream to the counter and asking for the money.
"Cheap naman nito. Oi, bayad raw." Cheap?! Hoy, gwapong nilalang ka, Bibili-bili ka rito tapos ganyan sasabihin mo? heh!
"Ikaw bumili nyan eh, tapos hihingi ka sakin ng pera?" I yelled at him. Seriously, this is my last money. Tapos kukunin lang nya? Para akong paslit na kinuhaan ng kendi.
"Hindi raw sila tumatanggap ng credit card. Samahan mo ko mamaya para mabayaran kita."
Nakakaawa naman kasi tong lalaking to eh. Umaasa sa credit card. I took my wallet at my pocket and gave the money to the counter while he, he took a seat. *** Nakatalumbaba ako habang sya, malapit nang maubos ang inorder nyang ice cream. Vanilla Flavor pa, pinakaayoko sa lahat. Tulad nya di ba?
"Samahan mo ko sa ATM Bank para mabayaran kita. At saka uhh, Ihahatid kita." Baket naman? Hindi naman kelangang ihatid nya ko ah!
"Mabuti nang magkakilanlan na tayo. Sigurado kilala mo na ko. I guess you've heard everyone about me, right?"
"Ang HANGIN, grabe.." I whispered. [Hangin - taong makapal ang mukha.]
"Ano sabi mo?" He asked.
"Ah, sabi ko tara na." I stood up and took my side bag.
He stood up and grabbed my hand. I felt something like, electricity. May kuryente ba to or something? Parang nakuryente ako nung hinawakan nya yung kamay ko.
Lumabas kami dun sa Convenient Store nang magkahawak ang kamay naming dalawa. Lumalabas lahat ng init ko sa katawan. Feeling ko malamig na na ko ngayon. Joke. All of those people who passed us, widened their eyes in disbelief.
" *End of Flashback* Oo nga. Kahit sa harap pa ng mga taong nababaliw sayo. I caught him kicking the wall. anong magagawa natin dun? Feeling ko. kababae mong tao. How meanie you are. . Phff. Tsss. Nosebleed alert. Someone passed us. Wow. Kung meron man. "Teka. "Siraulo!" I yelled at him before I dashed off. "Wala ka bang magawa sa buhay mo. "Keep the change. Galante eh. What the heck."Everyone knows him around in this town. daming credit card. "Ikaw. may picture ng babae. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo. Ikaw lang ata ang hindi.ugh! He dashed off the ATM Bank." don't say that coz' I'll bash up your face in no time. After all. Dumeretso kami sa ATM Bank at nagwithdraw ang gwapong nilalang. he opened an umbrella. kami lang ang mahirap dun. di ka nagdadala ng payong.. kung ako sayo. I saw his wallet. heh." I was about to give him the other half of it when he stopped me. Lalaki na nga ata ang mas handa ngayon kaysa sa mga babae. Buti naman at may nagawa kang maganda. Tsk. pinili nya na maglakad imbis na magcommute. namumulubi ka na di ba?" Sinabi nang -." Girlfriend?! only in your dreams. Karamihan kase sa lugar namin.. Everyone knows him here. sobra. ha? Siraulo?" He started to walked through the streets. maraming nag-aaral sa Villa Francia. "Oi pre. Ang init kaya?! Suddenly. He gave me some money. Laking gulat ko nang lumayo sya sakin at sinolo yung payong.
" . wala na kong magawa eh." he gave the umbrella to me. uhh. kung ako sayo. What's the problem.Bingi ba to or what? Hay naku. "You don't have to suffer. "Wag ka ngang maarte!" Kinuha ko yung payong. "At saka. "Sayo na oh.." He went away. "Pano mo nalaman?" "Ang bahay. Ganun pa rin. we arrived at the front of our house.It was an ACCIDENT. huh? Make your own business and don't stare at us. Ihahatid kita. I turned to my room and locked the door. I didn't notice. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo.. I swear! "Eto bahay mo diba?" Oh. Ano raw? Phff. nakikita sa ugali ng tao." "Oi pre." Mabuti naman at naisipan mo. heh. Handcuff o6 . all of those people staring at us and widened their eyes in disbelief. My body led me to the bed and lied down.
Nakainom na sya nung nakarating ako dun. next week na??! "Go to your fiancé and tell to him. *** 07:25 PM My brother called me downstairs to eat dinner. Do you know where is he? Nasa bar ang loko." inabot nya sakin yung invitation card. "For the wedding. I hurriedly went to him. "Ano nanaman po ba?" I said. upset. That will be next week na. Di nya siguro alam yun. I'm going crazy." O_O WTF?! Ano raw?! Did I hear what does she said just now? Wedding. "Sino ka?" . I knew it. "What for?" I was about to see what's this invitation. Aish. After the dinner." Aiishh! I looked at the invitation. I think I'm gonna die. ang pagkabata ko. sweetie?" Mamu started as we're eating our dinner. Tapos na ang teenager life ko.What's happening to me? I didn't notice that I fell asleep. "Marriane. There's something up. "Kailangan maging mature ka na sa susunod na mga araw.
magkakasakit ka sa atay pag uminom ka ng sobra-sobrang alak? That may cause you to die." he was about to drink the last beer when I took the beer from him." I gave him the invitation." His friend read the invitation for him. great. 18 na ko noh. Such a meanie. Aiiissshh."Basahin mo nang matauhan ka kung sino ako. Mautak ka talaga noh? *** . It blurted out from my mouth. Di ko mabasa. "Oi. it's just." He took the beer from my hand and drunk it." "And so? Tingnan mo nga. Bahala ka pag namatay ka dahil dyan." "Who says na mamamatay ako? Do you even have a care about it?" I searched some words to say.ANO??! Yah dude. bigay mo sakin!" "Hindi ka dapat umiinom. "Teka. Totoo naman di ba." "And why wouldn't I? I'm at the legal age. ano 'to?!" "Oh. Am I right? "No. andami mo nang nainom oh. "Please do come to a wonderful exchanging of vows of hhmmm --." "At least. Ikakasal na ko. bigay mo nga sakin yan. you know.
" I grinned at him. then I turned to my room coz' i'm sooper late. >_< I left him at the Registrar's Office. *** Ayun. "Lawrence?" Sa wakas at dumating ka rin. You have to push up within 30 times. Aish. I sooper hate myself. Sayang.The next day. we're starting to know each other na! Kulang na lang. Yup. Kainis di ba? Nangungurakot nanaman tong school na to. "Late ka?" I met Eunjin at the door. Tapos magbabayad ka pa. nalate ako sa school. Nagkwentuhan kami habang naglalakad and yeah. Late students like me always have punishments. I hate myself from being late. ^_^ "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Late ako eh. romantic place. Aish. I was about to do that push up thingy when I saw the man who was standing by the wall. I got embarassed. . Ano kamong parusa? Push-ups. Gosh. even girls can do.
Next week na yung kasal. wearing his uniform. "Anong problema mo?" *** Ayun. *sigh* Papalabas na ko ng school nung nakita ko si Rex. I went out of that school. It's now evening." She took my things and we went to my chair. Asan na ba si Lawrence? Maybe he went home na. *** The bell rang. anong gagawin ko? Tumunganga na lang habang ikinakasal ako sa gwapong nilalang na yun? heh. I shook my head to my table. I'm sitting here for so many hours already! . and he already drank nine bottles of beer. the hands are on his pocket and kicking the wall beside the gate. upset."Hindi ba obvious ba? Asan si mam?" "Absent. I hurriedly went to his room to see Lawrence. but he was not longer there. What am I here for? Sitting here while watching him drinking? Nakakaasar tong lalaking to ah.
Nakakainis. ayokong magpakasal. I brought him to his house. Fiancé mo ko. ang bango pa rin nya. Ako rin naman noh." I pushed him once more and he finally released me. malamang matagal na kong nagsarili. hindi mo ko katulong. I think I'll commit a suicide right now. Tara na. lasing ka lang. But I have proven unsuccessful. gusto ko nang makauwi noh!" "Makakauwi ka lang pag nahatid mo na ko." I hate you."Wala ka bang barkada o kaya eh kaibigan para samahan kang uminom? At tsaka. Ano ko? A maid or something? I'm just your fiancé. Buti na lang at kaya ko sya. since it's too late and there are no cabs and buses anymore. cute ka rin kahit papano. I guided him on the way but he tripped down to the gate and I broke his fall. Now I caught myself in the scene." He smiled as I blushed. Ang sama talaga." "And soon to be my wife. nandito na tayo sa bahay mo. *hits myself in my mind* "Alam mo. Masanay ka na nga. ba't ka ba inom ng inom ha?" "Ba't ba ang dami mong tanong?" He grunted. Kung hindi lang dun sa kasunduan namin. guess what happened? . "Marr--ianne~~" He said as he went closer to me as I backed up. "Alam mo Rex. trying to push him away from me. So dinala mo pala ako rito para ihatid sa bahay mo nang lasing." "Wala ka na ba talagang magagawa dun sa tungkol sa'tin? Hindi mo ba yun pwedeng pigilan?" "May kasunduan kami ng papa ko kaya hindi ko pwedeng pigilan yun. But I ended up leaning against the wall and he was hovering me. "Eh kasi naman. I have no choice but to did it. "An-no ba?!" I stuttered. Well. Kahit lasing sya." I just pouted. He was still smiling and I can't resist but to stare at him. "Yah. But. Kung ganto ang aabutin ko sa kanya.
THE HOTTEST MAN THAT EVERY GIRL HAS BEEN CRAVING FOR.. Damn! His kiss was passionate. PERVERT MAN! Okaaayyyy. Sira. Or not? Handcuff o7 . lasing sya eh. nakakahalata ka na Marriane.and mention it. It was my FIRST time to be kissed by a real man. Enough of this damn thing. and so sweet. Talagang matutunaw ka sa tingin nya at maninigas ka sa harapan nya. It was just a kiss. Ngayon. ako na ang hinahalikan -. Dati. Di talaga ako makagalaw.Side Effects.. cut the crap. nakatingin lang ako dun sa mga estudyante sa likod ng school na naghahalikan. parang sinadya nya pero hindi. okay? . Di yan real man.O_O He kissed me ACCIDENTALLY.
I screamed. he entered his house." *** I arrived at the front of our house and I saw Mamu at the gate.He suddenly woke up from his dream. causing me to jump in fright and calm down. "Oras na para makinig sa sermon nyo. "Nakakainis. He pushed me too far from him and I felt kinda insulted. Sabi ko. He touched his oh so red kissable lips." I mumbled. do you mind?! Aish! Without a word. Another sermon portion. I took my handkerchief and wiped my lips. Kasalanan nya 'to eh. "Ano?" "Wala po." . kasama ko po si Rex. Here we are. It really sucks. Ako nga dapat ang tumulak sa kanya papalayo sakin dahil ako yung naharassed dito eh. widened our eyes in disbelief. When I turned around. "Di mo ba alam kung anong oras na?" Eto na naman tayo. "ArrrgggHHHHH!" Biglang may tumahol na aso. "Anong nangyari?" Did you hear what he just said? Tinatanong nya kung anong nangyari? Hinalikan mo kaya ako.
. Teka. Bilis!" We hurriedly went upstairs to take a rest. I suddenly remembered that kiss. Ano bang nangyayari sakin? I covered myself with a blanket. talaga?" "Hmmm. loko."Aba ate. Goodnight Mamu. Pumasok na kayong dalawa.?" nakataas na yung kilay nya. Kahit kailan di ko pa to naramdaman. That kiss is so.... I'm shivering! Lumalabas lahat ng init ko sa katawan! Pumunta ako sa kwarto ni Mamu." sumingit nanaman ang kapatid ko. Marriane? Anong nangyayari sayo? Nanginginig ka. "Wala nga sabi. different. may nangyari ba?" Nagtaka sya. Hindi talaga ako makatulog eh. Paa mo yung naaamoy mo. tapos yung makapal pa ang sinuot mo. "Bakit. "W-wala ah! Malamig lang. promise. "Marco. Matutulog na ko. "Akala ko ba natulog ka na?" I hugged mom tightly. diba sabi ko sayo matulog ka na?" "Di ako makatulog eh!" "Hay naku." Bumalik na ko sa kwarto ko." "Malammmiiiig.. I locked the door.. mukhang may naaamoy ako." "Malamig? Hindi naman masyadong kalamigan ah! Doble-doble na nga yang jacket mo eh.
" . Di ako makatulog dahil sa kagagawan mo. lasengero ka kasi. *** 3:17 AM. naapektuhan din sya nun? Remember what he said last midnight? "Anong nangyari?" Malamang di talaga to nakatulog. Syempre. Makalabas nga. and I've tried all the things para makatulog ako. tapos inuntog ko pa yung sarili ko sa kama. O_O WHAT?? "Di ka rin makatulog?" Huh? What do he meant by that? You mean.The time passed by. "Loko ka kasi eh. "Ikaw kaya ang may kasalanan nun. kundi ka ba naman tumingin sa dinadaanan mo. *** "Anong problema mo?" I kicked the wall beside him. It didn't work." He turned away. Kinantahan ko na sarili ko. Nakita ko sa labas si Rex. nagbilang ako ng tupa. the usual na tinatanong ko sa kanya. Ako pa ang may kasalanan? Ibang klase rin tong lalaking to eh.
sensitive din. Hindi mo kayang mangbara. Tatlong letra lang naman ang pangalan ko ah. Pero bago ko binigay sa kanya yung cellphone nya. Baka sabihin mo. tiningnan ko yung features." "Magandang pakinggan? Natawa naman ako ron. Ngayon. Nseries kasi yung kanya. tinawag mo kong siraulo."Kagahapon. "At least hindi tatang@-tang@ na nakabasag ng bintana ng isang sasakyan. Masyado naman tong sensitive." Binigay nya yung cellphone nya sakin." "Argh. May TV. hindi mo ba kaya yun sabihin? At tsaka. "Save mo number mo. video at -- "Pati ba naman cellphone ko. Nakalitaw lang yung keychain ko sa cellphone kaya nakuha nya ito sa bulsa ng jacket ko." I rolled my eyes on him. hinaharass mo rin?" kinuha nya yung cellphone. camera." Sinave yung number ko dun sa phonebook nya. "Anong ginagawa mo?" Binalik nya agad yung cellphone ko. Hmp! *** ." I rolled my eyes on him." "Wala ka pala sakin eh. tinawag mo naman akong lasengero." I continued kicking the wall. "Sinave ko yung number ko. "Tinitingnan lang naman yung features eh. maganda pang pakinggan. Grabe ito. yung cellphone mo. Ewan ko sayo.
" "Sa-salamat. Tinopak nanaman kasi ako. Yah! Bakit hindi ka pumasok ngayon? Tinatamad ka siguro ano? Alam mo ba.. May tutor naman ako sa bahay eh. wearing his uniform & carrying a bouquet of flowers. huli ka na. ?? I heard some knocks on the door. "Lawrence?" I saw him at the door. may bisita ka.. My phone beeped." .After that sunrise.. He must be worried." "Don't mind it. "Anong ginagawa mo dito?" "I thought you might sick so I bought you flowers. girl? I saw Lawrence around the school na! [I already know that.." "*sigh* Wala akong panahon sa --" "Marriane?" Wait.] Hinahanap ka nya sakin. [Ano kamo?] Kinuha niya number mo sakin. Miss na kita agad! Pumasok ka na agad huh? Mwahahugz! =] -.Abby That's strange. Umabsent ka pa para lang sakin." I shook my head and he gave his sweet smile at me that makes me melted away. "May sakit ka ba talaga?" "Wala ah. I know that voice. "Marriane. hindi ako pumasok because of this feeling. He entered the room.
ganun pala. Very good. I'm gonna explode. Bumalik ako sa kwarto at kinuha ko yung dala nyang bulaklak. Awww. ayos lang. Sige ba. okay ba?" "Good. eto nanaman ako.. at tsaka sa susunod wag ka ulet kumatok ha?" Notice the sarcasm tone."Ahh. "Ate. I sighed in dismay. Wala ba tong gamot? Nanglalamig talaga ako eh. "Maganda yun. I'm gonna die. Then I smiled. Lumabas ka nga rito. Gusto mo. He just confessed to me that he's a bookworm. Hay.. "Pano. At saka sino ba yun? Nabingwit mo?" "Loko. 6 pm darating yung tutor ko kasi Thursday ngayon. sumunod sa ate." his killer smile is always there. nagmumukhang tange ka nanaman." Hinatid ko sya sa may labas and he drove away. Kita na lang tayo sa school. Nakatambay lang kaya yun sa bookstore. *** Napahaba ata ang kwentuhan namin. Magpacheck-up kaya ako sa doctor? . Ayun.." He stood up. bilhin ko bukas?" "Medyo maganda nga ang pagkareview mo. bukas na lang.." "Sige.
^_^" O_O What the -. "Diba Raymond okay naman ang gantong gown para sa kanya?" "Oo. Too good Rex didn't appeared. Nothing happened. "Eto. Could this day be better than worst? "Ano?!" I blurted it out. What do you think Rex?" Isa pa to. SIDE EFFECTS ka dyan? Ano yan. sitting like an idi0t and looking at the more idi0t gowns. ." Someone opened the candy-glass door.?? "Mamu naman."May SIDE EFFECTS kaya yun?" Handcuff o8 . Kainis talaga. bagay naman sayo yan iha. Lopez with the idi0t. Di ko rin makausap si Lawrence kasi maraming lumalapit sa kanya. It's Mr.Wedding. pumasok na ko. pills? Loko. *** The day after. try mo. alam mo naman na hindi ako nagsusuot ng ganyan ano. Here I am.
"Kayong dalawa. "Baket? Hindi ba maganda?" "You look beautiful." We exchanged glares at each other. you should try to be close to each other." He laughed so hard. iha. Lalong-lalo na sa kanya. *** ..He smirked at me and took the brochure. What do you think Rex?" He looked at me. Never." Plastik. Pinipigil ko na lang ang sarili ko. "Eto maganda. O_O What the -. "Hindi ako mababastos nito." Lumabas na ako sa dressing room. alam nyo nang ikakasal kayo at magkakasama kayo sa iisang bahay. "Eto bagay sayo. at baka makagawa pa ko ng iskandalo rito. "Maganda. Ugh! I sighed in dismay..?? Bastos! I've never thought he's a pervert too." tinanong ko yung personnel kung nasaan yung gown at sinukat to sa dressing room.
Friends ba sila -. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks.Marriane!" I didn't mind Abby's words as I heard na nasa labas lang si Lawrence. Today. "Girl. Hindi ko naman makita. Samantalang ang mukha ko." I rolled my eyes. hindi ko matakasan yung tingin nya.Nakaharap ako ngayon sa salamin. you look exceptional today." He put his hand in my cheeks. "Lawrence. "Goodluck. that's my lucky charm. Niloloko -- "Marriane. " Ahhh." "Huh? You mean --?" "Yeah. wag ka ngang sumimangot dyan! It's your day remember?" "Day ka dyan? Day lang nila 'to dahil sila lang ang masaya. Sorry. "Marriane. Nasa labas lang si Lawrence. The last teenage day in my life. Napansin kong medyo close sila. Alam na nya. He suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index finger. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comfortable with it. di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo." He just smiled at me. don't be sad." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing. I saw them chatting outside. *** . Hindi mo pa ata alam na taga Villa Francia sya bago sya lumipat sa school natin. abot hanggang sahig ang pagkasimangot. is the day. Lumabas agad ako sa kwarto ko at hinanap si Lawrence. nakamake-up at nakasuot ng gown.
" *** "Young man. will you take this woman as your wife --" "I do. But katulad na katulad ito sa panaginip ko. mangasar ka pa. Hindi. "Young lady." "Magtiis ka.Matapos nilang rumampa sa altar. hahaha! I got my first step na." He smirked at the priest and the priest didn't know. and then so on and so forth. Suddenly. "Kelan ba 'to matatapos? Nakakainip naman oh. Ba't ka naman sumigaw?! "Baliw ka talaga noh?" He whispered as the priest continued of what was he's saying. ako naman. third. Ituloy nyo lang. di kaya -. Wait.. Lagot ka sakin mamaya. hindi. Pati ba naman si father ginaganyan mo rin? Ang sama mo." "Manahimik ka nga kung ayaw mong masapak. second.. He linked in my arm and brought me to the priest. The wedding ceremony goes on. "Sige." "ANG INGAY MO KASI EH!" They looked at me as I screamed and my voice echoed through the church. he mumbled under his breath. will you take this man as your husband --" . hindi sya yun. "So-sorry po. Hindi sya yung lalaking nasa panaginip ko. I saw Rex from a distance." Ahh! Sira ka talaga.hindi. NEVER.
Tapos na ang makulay kong buhay sa highschool. Again."She do. We survived this thing and tapos na. will you take this man --" "I really do. Aiiissshhh. But my first kiss was so. After that." Cut the crap. he gave me a kiss.. please! "Baka sabihin mo. it's just a smack. You may now kiss the bride. I just had been married in my seventeen years of my life. Sumobra ang pagkalamig ko. "I pronounced to you. Without a word." "Kailangan sya dapat ang sumagot. husband and wife. bumibigay ka na. Well. Baka mahalata. sira?" "Siraulo lang. Hay salamat. Bilis father." O_O Father?! Di pa pala tapos. Nakaakbay sya sakin habang naglalakad kami papalabas ng simbahan. What am I thinking of? I took the tissue and wiped my lips. we wore the wedding rings and promised -.promised that we'll never ever beat each other's face. Kahit di nyo sya tanungin father." "Hindi kita pinagpapantasyahan noh. Young lady. Ano ko." I muttered. you know. Eeeww. "Ano?" .. passionately. God." "Ba't naman ako bibigay sayo? Ambisyoso.
*Flashback* "Marriane. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comfortable with it." He put his hand in my cheeks. I saw Lawrence at the shady lush green tree. he looks hot that ever! The Guy in Green. " *End of Flashback* Ahhh. di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo. heeehh! . wag kang umapela. Papansin. I'm enjoying looking Lawrence here at a distance." Paglabas namin sa simbahan. "Hah. you look exceptional today. di hamak naman na mas gwapo pa ko jan ano. What a sweet guy Lawrence is. "Mukha lang lelang na ngumingiti-ngiti dyan. He suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index finger. Awww. Sorry. heheeh. "Lawrence. that's my lucky charm. I felt the red roses petals falling down in my head. Rex held my waist tighter." Lelang ka dyan? "Ang gwapo pala ni Lawrence kapag sa malayo. Love it.. red roses petals scattered through the red carpet. Bagay sa kanya green. maybe he wants to get my attention. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing. who was about to wear his green shades. his hands are so soft." I smiled while looking at Lawrence. "Goodluck.." He just smiled at me."Wala." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence." "Kapal nito. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks." I shrieked.
I'm gonna die -. My phone rang -." "Baket." I was about to ride at the passenger's seat when my mom yelled at me." She smiled at me and winked her eyes. baket?" He smirked at me and rode to the driver's seat. dun ka sumakay sa harapan.. Are they pissing me off? I looked at the sky. Marriane. Don't worry po. "Mukha kang loka-loka dyan. I just pouted. katulong? Grabe to.. masama ba ritong sumakay?" "Mag-asawa na kayo diba? Kaya dun ka sa harapan. sinong kausap mo?" "Si Papu. Si Marriane?" He looked at me. maayos po kami. Sakay na.." I took the phone from him.The car arrived and ready for us to go to our HONEYMOON?? God. .." "Yah. "Yeah. He's not defensive anymore. "Papu. Parang awa mo na please! I glared at them before we drove off.. bakit ang sama nyo? Wala naman akong kasalanan sayo eh.I mean." Ano ko. "Pakiabot nga. okay po. Yes po. and he's smirking! May balak ba tong lalaking to? Malamang sumasakay na lang para dun sa pinakamamahal nyang sasakyan. He answered the phone and. "Yah. What is he up to again? "Kausapin ka raw. bilis. his phone rang. "Goodluck Marriane!" They all cheered at us. smiling smugly.again.
nakakalungkot wala na kong dalagang anak. "Manahimik nga kayo?! Wag kayong umasa na magkakaroon kami ng anak!" I quickly cut off the conversation. "Pero gusto ko lalaki eh!" His dad shouted. "Mamu?" "Pero. "Ang ano?" Anong babae? "Anak nyo!" "Mamu?!" I pouted." "Loko. "Joke lang. Isa pa tong daddy nya." . magkaroon tayo ng anak." He smiled like a devil and has an evil plan to me. "Kainis!" "Malay naten."Hello. Teka lang. dapat babae ha?" She went serious again. baka maharass mo pa yan. umiiyak ba kayo?" "Anak. I dunno why. Naririnig nya kasi yung usapan namin. Kaasar! Tumatawa pa rin sya. Balik mo na yang cellphone ko. "Mamu. It's possible naman di ba?" "Anong posible? Baka masipa kita papalabas ng kotseng 'to" "Kung kaya mo. may tatawagan lang ako. Mamu?" She's crying. He laughed while he was driving." She's crazy crying out loud.
eh ticket yun papuntang Hongkong. "Baket? May problema ba? Pupuntahan kita dyan. Ang kutob ko sa Hongkong kami pupunta. Babye. we're going on a trip to hell -. He quickly grabbed his cellphone from my hands and put it on the basket.." Wow. heeehhh! "Wala naman." I hung up the phone.. "Hoy."Sino tatawagan mo?" Oozy ka ha? "May sasakyan oh!" He went back on driving. mapupuntahan ko nanaman ang gusto kong puntahan dun. What if there's something happened when we got there? Wala naman sanang mangyari. nagagalit na kasi yung siraulo rito eh. di ba sabi ko balik mo na yan dun?" "Sige Lawrence. what a sweet guy. kase tingnan mo.. yung ticket. between us. "Marriane!" "Lawrence.]. Dun daw honeymoon namin pero parang di kami pupunta dun. . I dialed his number and called him. Di bale. Disneyland.I mean. Oh! I forgot to tell you. "Matulog ka na lang dyan. I'm still worried." I was smiling like an idi0t here. okay?" He smirked at me." He suddenly looked at me. Gigisingin na lang kita kapag nasa airport na tayo. a trip to Hawaii [sosyal. here I come! weeehhhh!!! But..
"Buksan mo. Wala kaya akong pera na dala. "Manahimik ka nga?" He revealed it infront of me. Dapat nagpaiwan na lang ako kanina. wag kang mangarap." I mumbled. Nakakainis. Yeah. Parang may dala-dala syang box. Okay lang kaso. I like it." He smirked and gave the box to me. Tinanggal ko sya dun sa box and what did I see? A lovely pink strapless dress with a white ribbon at the waistline. Subukin lang nila akong sisihin. It's a box. "Nakakainis naman eh. I have no idea what's inside of it. Nakakainis.Beholder's Beauty. I asked him at alam nyo kung ano ang sinagot nya? *Flashback* "Hoy. Thanks. Akala ko pa naman pupunta kami sa Disneyland.Handcuff o9 . "Yeah. Bahala ka pag nawala ka. Pero bakit?" . I'm right. hindi ako mag-eenjoy rito. How cute! "You like it?" He said in a cold voice." *End of Flashback* Alam nyo kung ano ginawa namin? We stayed at the hotel.
Ayoko nga. Loko ka. ano gusto mo? Ikaw lang ang mag-enjoy? Hah! "Sige." "Ayoko. kelangan mukha kang elegante sa tabi ko. "Hindi tayo pupunta dun. He got me. "Pero gusto kong pumunta ng Disneyland!" I pouted. "Tatawagan ko na lang sina mamu at sasabihin ko na sa iba mo ko dinala." I winced in pain. masyado tayong hinihigpitan at saka sa west sumisikat ang araw. "Masakit. namumutla! Namumula naman yung wrist ko. He let go of my wrist but he took my phone." Sabi ko sainyo eh. I like that. Dapat nga sa Hawaii tayo maghohoneymoon. . I think out an idea para mapapayag sya." I took my phone at my pocket. Kaya manahimik ka dyan."We're going to attend a party at the middle of the night." I was to about to dial a number when he stood up and grabbed my wrist together with my phone. Di alam ni Papa na inimbitahan ako ng kaibigan ko na magstay rito sa hotel ng kaibigan ko at tsaka sanay ako pag sa east sumisikat ang araw kaya tayo nandito.. "Wag mo kong subukan Marriane dahil wala akong pinipili sa mga nasasaktan ko." Nakakatakot naman 'to pag nagagalit." umupo sya sa couch. may isip ka parin pala. pasalamat ka sakin kase may nagbabantay dun. "Ginagalit mo ba ko ha?" "Bitawan mo ko. Grabe tong lalaking to! Pagkatingin ko sa kamay ko. Talagang maingat ka rin ano? Kahit na sira yang ulo mo." he sat at the couch.
oo nga pala. Ah. kinuha nya yung cellphone ko." Lumingon sya. kapag sa malapitan eh. Our eyes met. Dang. My face flushed red. Lumabas muna ako at nagpahangin. I was about to take my phone and -. standing and looking at the window. "Dito ko na nga lang sila tatawagan.. ." I dialed some numbers and he ran into me. nahulog kami dun sa couch. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam. "Tigilan mo yan hoy!" Nasanggi nya yung side table. Nakakatakot talaga. ang sarap nga naman ng hangin sa dagat. At hindi 'hoy' ang pangalan ko. "Hoy. Di ko pala alam na." He looked at the window again. sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya.Hayaan muna natin sya na kumalma kasi kitang kita sa mata nya na abot sa pinakataas ang galit nya. "Cellphone ko. Nakakainis talaga. he's so cute in this time --- "U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko." I said in a small voice." "Ayoko nga. "Aaaahhhhh!!!" Guess what? He's on top of me. I peeked at the room and I saw him. I saw the telephone at the side table and took it. Magkatabi lang yung side table at yung couch kaya.
. "Marriane. "Y-Yeah! we're at Hawaii na mamu. Ilang oras na kaming nandito. "Mabuti at nagkakaintindihan tayo. I sighed in relief." His eyes narrowed at me that makes me afraid." I hung up the phone. are doing great there?" It's mamu.. ang dami mong satsat. *** While I was taking a shower." He smirked. Mukhang di nya narinig.. Rrriiiiinnnnggg!!!! Hay salamat. Kunin nyo ko rito at ilayo sa siraulong to! "Sige mamu. "Ah. yes po Nandito po kamin ngayon sa. I just make sure na okay ka lang. lagot sya sakin. I remembered what happened a long time ago. He looked at me coz' he heard who is it." "Mabuti naman.. He do let go of me and I answered my very old cellphone. Baka kung ano na gawin sayo ni Rex. dear. mamu." Hay naku. *Flashback* .He's still looking at my eyes.
sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya. Dang. Even everyone's agree. Hindi ka dapat nag-iisip ng ganyan. After I took a shower. maganda ka naman ah!" --- "Kaso ate walang nagtatangkang manligaw sayo. talagang sira na ang ulo nito. kapag sa malapitan eh. He's still looking at my eyes. then it came out nice. "Screw you. I suddenly looked at the mirror. My face flushed red.Guess what? He's on top of me. Tinuro sakin to ni Abby when we're at her room. haaayy -. hahah!] *Flashback* "Marriane. I found a flat iron in one of the drawers and curved my hair. I changed into the dress he gave to me.Teka. I looked at my hair and decided to put a little bit of curls at the ends of my front layers. *End of Flashback* Yung mukha nya talaga." I mumbled." I said in a small voice." --- . Our eyes met. Mukhang di nya narinig. [A/N : wala raw aangal sabi ni Marriane. Hindi ko pala alam na maganda ako kahit di ako magretouch. Di ko pala alam na. he's so cute in this time --- "U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko..
"Ano nanaman ang tinitingnan mo ha?" "H-huh? Yu-yung bintana?" I said. ."Ang ganda talaga ng unica hija ko!" --- "Marriane. Lumingon sya sakin at ako? I was still drooling over him. He was already dressed up and his hair was tousled." *End of Flashback* Mga sinungaling. He looks adorable and cute when he was like that. Di ko naman naintindihan yung sinabi sakin ni Abby kung pano ang tamang pagmamake-up. bracelet and heels. Kung ano-ano nang naiisip ko. I saw him. madaling napawi ng cute nyang mukha ang mukhang yun. Bawasan nyo panloloko nyo sakin. Tada! Do I look good? Hay. He was like an angel right now. make-up is nothing for me. Nasisiraan na ko ng ulo. Magmumukhang sira lang ako sa tabi nya. then nag lipgloss ako. standing and his head leaning to the side of the window. Compare sa itsura nya kanina na mukhang halimaw. dumbfounded. The usual. Hindi na ko magmamake-up. I wore my necklace. Nagpulbo lang ako at nagpabango. ewan. you look exceptional today. He placed his hands in his pockets as he closed his eyes.
" "Nice to meet you. " I extended my right hand to shake at him. Someone approached him and greeted a pleasant evening to us. Yun lang ba ang sasabihin nya? Sabagay." He walked out the room and walked through the corridor. chit-chating and enjoying the wonderful night.Tara. Pero pano si Candy?" He shook his head. Asawa ko. ano pa ba ang ini-expect ko sa kanya kundi ganyang mga salita lang. Hah. Long time no see ah!" They exchanged hugs at each other. "Anyway." "Hi. there was a huge chandelier hanging from the dome. bongga ito. He was holding my hand while walking to the red carpet. "Nasa states pa rin sya. "Pare."Ewan ko sa'yo. ^_^ "Sinabi nga rin sakin ng papa mo. The room lit up with many crystal chandeliers." "Musta?" "Eto. si Marriane. I'm Russel Mace. nag-aaral pa rin. In the center. He led me to a nice banquet hall where many people are there. buti naman nakapunta ka. "Kase busy ka na pagkatapos mong grumadweyt." The man looked at me." . Ang kapal.
" I bowed on her then Jenny took him to the center and danced with a soulful love song together with some of the couples dancing there. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang. "Honey. I felt some shiver going up and down on my spine when he hugged my waist. nandito ka lang pala. He closed his eyes and lowered his head to me. I looked at him in shock." My face blushed. Come on. I. I really hate it! ." "What? Di nga. We started to move. I hate it! He took my arms to wrap around his neck." He suddenly grabbed my hand. "Tara. Here comes the cute face of him. no in horror! He's pulling me at the crowd without asking me to go dance with him! Hah! It's really unbelievable. I have to get used to him. My heartbeat is running fast."Seryoso talaga sya. and that is Rex Carlo Lopez. let's dance. May I ask how old are you?" "Umm. my arms wrapping around his neck. Nakakahiya. fiancé ko. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong pakiramdam kaya eto. sixteen ka talaga? I thought you're eighteen or something kase mukha ka nang dalaga. Sixteen. Ang ganda naman nya." "Oh. Sana hindi halata. Jenny. Marriane Louse Santos married and gave a chance to dance with the hottest guy in the town. But I definitely not to say that it's unbelievable because we're already married and now we're sort of some couples dancing there. I can't believe it.
Nung natapos na kami sumayaw. dun sa Candy na yun." Niyakap nya ko. sana... "Shhh. wag kang maingay. Naiintriga talaga ako sa kanya." I mumbled under my breath. "R-Rex. Dapat nga maging masaya ako. Who is she? Tell me! Pinikit ko na lang ang mata ko habang sumasayaw kami. he let go of me and ordered some drinks to be calm.. but hindi eh. My angry was totally hidden. nakaharap ako ngayon sa siraulong to. sinandal nya ang baba nya sa balikat ko. I can feel his abs through his clothes. uupakan ko sya. Subukan lang nya na uminom." Ano raw? Handcuff 1o .But what's to hate? Nobody gets a chance to marry him and dance with him.Expected things. Walang bubuhat sa kanya rito noh! . "Sana ikaw na lang si Candy.
kahit kailan talaga.. I must be nervous about it. "Anong nangyari sayo at nagsisisigaw ka dun? Nag-iiskandalo ka ata eh. I quickly went our of the Ladies Room and shocked to see Rex." I bowed down. shocked and surprised. leaning at the wall beside the door and his hands are on his pocket again. I felt some shiver going up and down on my spine when he hugged my waist. Oh my God. *End of Flashback* I touched the part where the heart is. All the girls went out and looking at me. kase it was really my first time to dance with a guy. are you okay?" "Ah. We started to move. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong pakiramdam kaya eto. I screamed out loud. When I got there. my arms wrapping around his neck. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang. what's happening to me? Malamig ang kamay ko. yes.Nagpaalam ako sa kanya na pupunta lang ako sa washing room. I washed my hands. "Miss. I'm sorry." .. at nang makapagpahinga ako. I looked at the mirror. He closed his eyes and lowered his head to me. To get rid of this feeling. The heartbeats going faster. Bumalik ka na lang kaya sa kwarto?" "Mas mabuti pa yun. *Flashback* He took my arms to wrap around his neck.
why are you doing this to me? Sinubukan kong makapiglas sa braso nya pero."Baket. "All of the girls out there wants me to dance with them. hindi ka ba nakomportable na makasayaw ako kanina? I mean. All of the girls out there wants me to dance with them. kahit nga makagalaw di ko magawa. T_T Ano ba to? Help me! All I can see is his fresh white good angel looking face. manahimik ka." I frowned at him. I leaned to the back door and mumbling some curses under my breath. "Aww! F**k." He said coldly while scratching his head and brushing his hair by his fingers. I stomped my feet while I was walking back to the room. Medyo gumalaw sya kaya nakaalis agad ako. I heard a loud thump. hindi talaga ako makaalis. Ano ba?!" I stood up. "Sila. . ha?!" I said in a frightening voice. *** O_O S-s-si R-rex?! Wait." "Ugh. Sina Mamu and Dad. Ang kapal! Aiiiissshhh. kanina pa ba ko yakap nito?! God. "Sinong nagsabi sayo na magtabi tayo sa isang kama. Itutulog ko na lang to." I changed my dress into a night dress and sleep. Ooops! He got banged at the wall. "Kainis! Hmp!" I try to imitate his tone.
Nagugutom na ko. Istorbo. Kung nandun tayo ngayon sa Hawaii. Wala ka namang binatbat eh. At saka wala na kong choice kundi matulog sa tabi mo no." "Bahala ka pag nagutom ka." "Mag-isa ka.. teka? baka may nangyari samin kaya sya nakayakap sakin." My phone rang." "Akala mo. Walang nangyari. Pumunta ako sa CR para maghilamos. "Nung dumating tayo dito.. Mapapatay ko na tong lalaking to eh.. Hindi naman masyadong kalakihan yang -" "Loko ka?! May ginawa ka siguro sakin ano? Bwisit ka!!" I was to about to kick his balls when someone interrupt my sweet revenge." "Eh di sana natulog ka na lang sa sahig." Kainis talaga. Hindi. marami na ang nagpareserve ng rooms." He walked past me. "Room Service po. may sumingit pa. Nasa itsura na eh. . "Umagang-umaga eh."Ano?" Wala kang karapatan para tawagin syang mamu! Loko. Waahh. "Tara. Magkukulong na lang ako sa CR. pagdidiskitahan kita? Hah.." "Ikaw kaya ang matulog sa malamig na sahig? Malamang kakayanin mo. magkatabi pa rin tayo sa pagtulog. "Baka kung ano na ang ginawa mo sakin." I mumbled some curses. Walang nangyari.
Dapat ikaw ang tumatawag ng ganun sa papa nya noh. Wag kang maingay. Lopez?" "ANONG MRS." "Ayoko nga. baka nga isang araw makita na lang kita. Ikaw lang ang nakakaalam na wala kami sa Hawaii. Lopez ng ganun. asawa mo na sya ngayon. Magbabago din yan. LOPEZ KA JAN?! Bakit ba?" Si Abby syempre. nakakasuka."Hoy." "Ano naman kung asawa ko na sya? Di naman kami close ano. anong nangyari sainyo jan sa Hawaii?" Lumabas ako at umupo sa couch. deeply mad inlove with him. Anong papa ka jan?" "Wala lang." . "Ano." "ANO?! TEKA. At lalong lalo na hindi kami magiging close noh!" "Fine. Parang pinatay ko na ang sarili ko pag tinawag ko si Mr. Mrs. "Wala kami sa Hawaii. type ko lang." Ewww. "Shh. At saka magandang pakinggan. Magbehave ka. SAN KA NYA DINALA?" ang sakit talaga sa tenga yung boses nya." "Eh pano pag nalaman ni tita at ni PAPA?" "Syempre ikaw na ang may kagagawan nun. "Umayos ka nga Marriane.
Kung ayaw akong kunin dito ni mamu. My phone rang."Hah. kamusta ka naman?" . patayin na dapat ang dapat patayin noh. "Take me away from this guy. Lopez! wheeehee!" "SINABI NANG WAG MO KONG TATAWAGIN NG GANYAN EH!" I hunged the phone badly. 2 persons pissed me off. sabi ko. That f**king Abby and that damn stup!d Rex. "Marriane?" "Lawrence! Kamusta ka jan?" "Ikaw. Aiiissshhhh." hay naku Lawrence. *** After I ate the breakfast. kung kumusta ka na. In this morning." "Sige na ho. ikaw na lang. I strolled around the hotel by myself. Babye Mrs. I'd better die right now. "Huh? may sinasabi ka?" "Ah." "Ayos lang. At sya yun." I mumbled under my breath.
" "Meron.The weirdest thing. wheeehe! "Ah. Kasi asawa na kita. all the girls approaching me everytime they see me alone. sinusubukang makahabol sa mga lessons by my tutor. Hindi muna ako pumasok kase wala ka." ano? Himala yun pag nangyari. He do misses me. At least Lawrence can do that caring thingy." Tumigil ka. I was smiling like a fool when I was talking at Lawrence. Walang effect yang pagmamalasakit mo." He hunged the phone. bye. Aminin mo Lawrence. "Wala kang pakialam. Lawrence? "Ikaw lang naman ang kakwentuhan ko dun sa school eh. At tsaka. my tutor was tugging me to go study. . Handcuff 11 . "Sinong kausap mo?" I didn't know that he was there." "What about Abby?" "Nothing just came out from her mouth. Mamaya na lang. But binabaliktad lang nya eh. staring at me while me. I'll smile like a fool again."Eto. tapos na kase breaktime ko eh." Huh?! "What's your point about that?" You mean namimiss mo ko.
WITH HIM.THAT FREAK DID THIS ON A PURPOSE. Ang masaklap pa dun. toot. kaya wala akong choice kundi gumamit ng hagdanan. Ayokong maghirap umakyat at bumaba para lang sayo no. pinaakyat mo ko rito sa 5th floor nang naka heels! Ikaw kaya ang magsuot jan ng heels at umakyat mula 2nd floor hanggang 5th floor? !@#$. I was tall enough to be a model. It was so soft. TEET.I sat alone at the couch. Maybe he'll be a great husband when we get back home and I'll be a great wife to him. That son of a -. just like the hands of Lawrence. I quickly turned my hair into a messy bun. It was 12:50. 12:30 na. "Kaya kita pinaakyat dahil nandito ang kwarto nina Russel. "Hoy. Maybe we'll be a great couple just like the ones there. Maybe." He hunged it without any statement from me. Our room was in the 2nd floor when I should take the elevator in 3 times. toot." "Ano ba ko. eh? Orange halter dress with a yellow jacket.. All the dress that he gave to me looks nice when they're at me.. that is in 5th floor. pwede ba? I quickly took a shower and wore the dress. I dragged myself into the terrace. I saw him. Nakakainis ka talaga Rex! I went to the bedroom and I saw the dress that he said. I really do have the ability to be a model. Alam nya siguro na hindi ko kayang gumamit ng elevator. Bright color. he's waiting." I was to about to cry when he talked. di ako marunong gumamit ng elevator. "Ba't ang tagal mo?" "Tingnan mo nga. but I've never wanted to. "Dan dan da da dan --" I picked my phone at the center table. With the heels. kicking the wall. Damn him. Magbihis ka na tapos pumunta ka rito sa may terrace sa taas. Wow. but I don't want to be a model. toot. At least I can be beautiful when it was a messy bun. di ba asawa mo ko?" . thinking about the future -. Damn. I've never wished to. I touched the cloth.
we went back to the hotel. Baka may mangyari pa samin na hindi dapat mangyari." "Huh? Eh san ka matutulog?" I looked at him with a blank expression. "Ba't ka dyan matutulog eh may kama dun?" "Ayoko nang makatabi ka no. I think out of myself that I was still single. *** After we strolled and drink some coffees." I handed his wrist and looked at his ring. I took some shower. look. I'm specific now. You do have the wedding ring at your hand." "You wish. "Dyan sa couch. Obvious ba?" I pressed the pillow and led my head to it."Heh. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Matutulog. Ayoko na syang makatabi ngayon no." "Hindi tayo magtatabi. ate dinner and tried to sleep at the couch. Freak." O_O .
namin? Hay. I noticed a note at the center table. wala na sya sa couch. "Wow. -.Huh?! Ano raw? What the heck is he saying? You mean -. susunduin daw nila tayo sa airport at dederetcho na raw tayo dun sa bahay natin." What was that all about? That b@stard's being nice to me was so strange. Pumunta agad ako sa restaurant around in this hotel and ate breakfast. Handcuff 12 . I was about to chomped all of this food in the table when my phone rang.Rex. ewan.Embarassing Crap Pagkagising ko. Istorbo. He walked out and closed the door. My tummy goes growling ang hungry for food. His baggage was already packed. inayos ko agad ang gamit ko without eating breakfast." He pushed me to stand up and dragged me to the bed. Ano raw? Bahay. Alis. Mag-impake ka na. Mukha kang kawawa pag tinuloy mo pa yang pagtulog mo dyan. Gutom na ko eh! "Kamusta ang 3rd day sa honeymoon?" "Ikaw Abby. And nga pala. gutom na ko kaya pakainin mo muna ako. "Dan dan da da dan --" I answered the phone.." ."Dun ka matulog sa kama. aalis na tayo.. Nakakaawa naman tong tyan ko. Dahil excited na akong umuwi.
" Sumubo ako ng steak." I heard some familiar voice from my back." Magsasalita na sana si Abby pero binara ko sya. "Wow." I shove some steak into my mouth and slurped my drink." May gana ka pang mang-utos eh wala naman akong ikwe-kwento sayo. ano?" Mahaba-habang kwento to. "He invited me to go stroll with his friend and pinaakyat nya ko mula 2nd floor hanggang 5th floor to see him and his friend. "We stayed here in this f**king hotel. Thank God. Kinuha nya ang CP ko then I tried to call mom on the telephone here and he fell on me. It's Rex." Feeling ko talaga magfe-freeze na ko dahil sa mga nangyaring yon. Okay na?" Whew! In-off ko yung handsfree. Tumingin muna ako from left to right to see na wala si Rex. pwede ka nang maging story teller." "Isang subo lang please?" "Marriane naman eh. "O. "He danced with me and slept beside me hugging me tightly. "Oo na sige na para tigilan mo na ko. "I wanted to go to Disneyland but ayaw nya. Kinukulit talaga ako ng babaeng to." "O sige. We drank some coffees alone and he walk me back to that hotel. he let me to sleep alone to that bed and he slept into the couch out there. Damn it. Then that night. "We attended that stup!d party where there are many couples and were only the stup!d couple ones there. I was shocked to see who's at my back."Eh di i-handsfree mo yang cellphone mo. . tell me what happened. He gave me a dress for the party by night." Some shivers came out of my body.
"Marriane!!" Ang sakit sa tenga." "Umayos ka Marriane. magbagong buhay ka na. I'll be off. I hunged the phone. Sino bang kausap mo dyan?" "S-si Rex."K-kanina ka pa j-jan?" "About a minute ago." What the -." Without a word from her. kausap mo ko ngayon. Wag kang mag-alala. I passed by to drink some water. Tapos mo na bang iligpit lahat ng gamit mo?" "Di p-pa. "Ano?!" I said." "Ayoko nga." He dashed off the restaurant. annoyed. . "What do you think you are doing. "Eh di tuloy mo. Abby. oist Marriane!" "N-narinig mo lahat?" He freaked nodded at me. "Marriane." "Huh?! narinig nyang lahat?" "Oo pero." I sipped my drink. Maghintay ka lang. "Loka. talking in your phone while eating. hahanap ako ng lalaking makakatiis sayo. hindi sya nagcomment about that.I can hear Abby calling at me.
Umalis kami ng Hongkong nang hindi nag-iimikan. Is this some kind of a joke? Kami? Forever titira nang magkasama? Oh GOD. "Hoy. TITIRA TAYO SA ISANG BAHAY NA TAYONG DALAWA LANG??" He nodded. nakatira sa isang bahay?" "HUH?! You mean. "Oh." "Ang sama talaga nila. Much better kung tricycle. What the heck. He was searching for a taxi.Transferred.That will be shut up her for a while." He mumbled under his breath. I'M GONNA DIE! Handcuff 13 ." I mumbled. . what did I have done to you? "Hinakot nila lahat ng gamit natin. mapipilitan kang sumakay ng jeep. I can't believe naghahanap na lang ako ng taxi ngayon. Kung wala. Hanggang sa pagdating namin sa airport." "Sanay ka kasi. wag kang maarte." He mumbled. I gathered some courage to ask him out. Mabuti nga eh merong taxi rito sa bansa natin. He dragged his baggage and went out of the airport. Ang daldal ko! Ano nang gagawin ko? Baka isipin nya na isa rin ako sa mga babaeng naoobsessed sa kanya. GOD. "Anong sinasabi mo kanina na bagong bahay?" "Bahay nating dalawa! Di ba ang mag-asawa.
" Nagpaparinig ka ba? =_= "Mamu. Such a freak. Parang walang manners." He gave it back to me. . "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered my phone. TEET." "Talaga? Mabuti naman. We waited for them to come. We sat at the bench around here and waited. folding his arms in his seat beside me and looking at the window. But it already broken by my phone's noise. "Wala ka talagang manners ano?" I said sarcastically and annoyed. AISH. Susunduin nila tayo rito." "Sige mamu. "Kamusta ang bakasyon?" His dad asked. Kita nang nakikipag-usap pa eh. Sige po. Wag kang mag-alala dahil separate ang kwarto natin. nasan na kayo? Pauwi na ba kayo? Susunduin namin kayo." He said." I said cheerfully. Si Papa? Pa! Bigay nyo na nga yung kotse ko! AISH. "Mamu. "Shut up. Suddenly. Sige po. Babye. they came and we're on our way to our house.An awkward silence followed. sunduin nyo kami rito --" He grabbed my cellphone. "Masaya. Pinapaayos pa ba yun? Nakakainis kasi rito yung sumira ng kotse ko eh. "Hello?" "Marriane. Di na ko makatiis.
Spring version. hahah. Basta pagdating sa kanya.. inggit ka dahil mas malaki yung bintana ko kaysa sa bintana mo noh. Talagang panlalaki. I quickly entered the house like a kid and looked at it's interior. okay ka lang?" "Lagi naman akong okay eh. "Pero mas malaki yung bintana nya kaysa sakin. Wow. Wow." We arrived at a two-storey big house. and it has a window. Three rooms? Eh para kanino naman yung isa? You mean."You dear. "Maganda. "Wow." He went towards the king size bed and sat down. maraming stuff toys? Maraming teddy bears? What's this suppose to mean? I entered the 3rd room." I pouted. leaning against the entrance of his room. folding his arms. maganda?" I spun my head and saw that b@stard. I saw the pictures. Candy? I saw a sunset rectangular frame hanging at the wall. Look." "Weh. sya ba to? Ang cute naman nya rito! So. this is her sister? And. Yellow and Green. Wow.. I went upstairs to look at the rooms. Ang daya. Sana mahulog sya dun. I like that. Ang ganda. I've got explode. . Ang sabihin mo. Is this my room? It's so big! It's like the size of our small house dun sa probinsya! All of my things are already arranged. In just 3 seconds. "Ano. Wow. Dito ba kami titira? Kaming dalawa lang tapos malaki yung bahay? Wow. may kasama kami rito? I entered the 1st room. I entered the 2nd room." I blurted out. masama ako. So this is his room. it has a window too. ang cute! Teka. while looking from the gate up to the roof. Wow. Ang ganda. Pero mas maganda yung sakin noh.
Yeah. TEET. I answered it with an annoyed expression. "Sapakin kita dyan eh~" "Hay. "Ang bilis mo namang mainis. ang sarap mo tuloy pagtripan. "Tumigil ka nga." I looked at my left as I was peeking at the window." He laughed."MAHULOG KA SANA DYAN SA BINTANA!!" I screamed and walked out kasabay ang malakas na *blag!* sa pintuan." I closed my window and sat at the chair. Looks like papaalis na sila mamu. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" Ang kulit. "Sana mahulog ka dyan." "You wish. Sana mahulog ka. I sat at the study chair. "Galit ka pa?" He smirked. Hindi ko kayang pigilin ang galit ko sa lalaking to. I glared at him. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered the phone." He laughed again. I peeked at the window and saw them. "Psst. Zero for Marriane. Nagpapainggit ka pang loko ka!" I said as I was entering my room followed by a loud *blag!* at the door. "Bwisit. . I cocked my head through the table and touched my head. entering the car and drove away. One for Rex. Paupo-upo pa sya dyan sa bintana." I hunged my phone and put it in the study table.
binanatan ko na eh. He will be here? "Hoy. lagot sya sakin. His rosy cheeks got burned.. ang bango nya. TEET. Loko. I opened the door and he was standing towards me." We laughed." "Eh nakaharang ka kasi sa daan." "L-Lawrence. toot. He's worried about me. buti naman at aalis ka na. Here's this strange feeling again. "Sige. toot. "Loko talaga yung lalaking yun."ANO BANG PRO --" "Marriane. Bantayan mo tong bahay. Sorry kung nasigawan kita. pag nakita ko sya. Ano ba tong naiisip ko? "Masakit sa mata." I was shocked to heard that." "Hindi na. pupunta na lang ako dyan sa bago nyong bahay. Ang tangkad nga talaga nya. ." He moved beside the wall and I looked at him." I hunged the phone and put it at the table. Kailangan ko pang itaas ang baba ko para lang makita sya. "Bakit? May ginawa ba sya sayo?" "W-wala. Alis muna ako. Yung bwisit na Rex na yun. pwede ba. toot. Hmm. He lowered his head and our eyes met." He shouted." I lowered my voice to him. Whew. Sige.
I won this time. He'll gonna be the POLICE and I'm gonna be a PRISONER of his. In this game -. One for Rex. He looked around." "Hmm. ewan.. Bakit ganto yung binili ng papa nya eh kami lang naman ang titira dito. nagmixed-up nanaman ang words ko. "Pwede ba --" Binara ko sya ng tawa ko. heeheeh. Bakit?" . "Ang laki nga ng nabili ni uncle."What?" He looked at me with a blank expression. I can't imagine it how my life is going to be UNDERGROUND. wala kang gagawin?" "Wala." He went downstairs. Why can't I be the POLICE and he's the PRISONER of mine? Aigoo. Because he's acting like a POLICE and I was acting like a PRISONER of his. real game.. ang bilis mo. *sigh* Someone knocked at the door. How can it be? It should be. Handcuff 14 . He touched his cheeks and got embarassed. "N-namumula ka." I said as I was closing the door. Hay. "Aalis na ko. AISH. "Lawrence. "Nandun lang ako sa kanto." He sat down on the couch.I mean. I'm the POLICE and he's the PRISONER.Unexpectedly Roles. One for Marriane. Uhh." Then I bursted out some laughs. But it's hard to imagine." Mautak ka rin ano? Akala ko ba close kayo? "Upo ka. He's such a loser.. Iniintay ko sya na makaalis.
gabi na pala.. *** .. AHHH! Ayun. umalis na sya gamit yung black convertible nya." "Goodnight din. Goodnight. Wala kayang laman yung ref no?" I said sarcastically."Pwede mo ba akong tulungan sa pagbitbit ng iba kong gamit?" I touched my baggage." *** After nya kong matulungan." "Sige. alis na ko. "Sige." He made his sweet smile again.. *** "May pagkain na?" "Wala. Gabi na eh. His killer smile. "Sure.
"Akin na yung wallet ko. "Tumatanggap ba kayo ng credit card?" The cashier's eyes turned into a peso sign." Mabuti naman. opo.. wala nang laman. kuha lang sya ng kuha ng makakain." I was about to open my wallet when he took my wallet and took his credit card." Nakatingin samin yung cashier and her jaw dropped. Ayoko na sa tabi mo! Hanggang makarating kami sa counter." He said as he was walking downtown. Akin na po sir. ayokong sumakay dun. naglalaway. babae rin yan. Ang total po eh.He led me to a supermarket. Lahat ng tao nakatingin samin tapos yung iba. tulungan mo naman ako. nakatulala lang kay Rex.. Ewww. "Wag kang mag-alala. "Hoy." Kinuha nya yung credit card. 857. yung resibo pero hindi yung pinamili namin. "Di ba dapat kalahati lang ang kunin mo? Bakit lahat kinuha mo?" "Dahil ako na ang magbabayad. Ang bigat! "Magluto ka na." "Ikaw ang magdala nyan. Ang sama talaga nya! Pagdalhin ba naman ako ng pinamili nya?! Ang kapal! *** Binagsak ko yung mga plastic bags dun sa mesa at umupo sa upuan. hati tayo sa pagbayad. Maglakad na lang tayo. Ito namang cashier na to. sorry po. I stared at his back in dismay. "Ah. Pati mga cashiers." Binigay nga nya pero. Puno ang bus ngayon at saka. Sya. eto na po." . Thank you. iniisnab ako. Para naman may laman yung ref sa bahay. come again." Kinuha nya yung credit card tapos ipinasok sa machine. "Tapos na ba?" "Ah. "Ay. pushing a cart na parang may anak. Babayaran kita kapag nagtransfer na si papa ng pera sakin.75. Here I am. Parang sya ang magbabayad nito ah. All of the girls there gave me a shot of glares. "Bakit?" He said sternly. ayun. Php 1. Rex.
He paused before he could say anything. ang bango ah!" "Nag-aral ata ako ng pagluluto no." Then I walked upstairs. naamoy ko yung niluluto nya. I looked at what in the caserole. "Wow. his smirk wide as ever. pagod na ko kalalakad mula dun sa supermarket na yun hanggang dito at dala dala yang mga plastic na yan na sobrang bigat.." He said. Pagbaba ko. Sinigang. "Ganto pala pag may asawa ka na noh." "Ang daya mo. "Wow. Handcuff 15 .Great. "You look like my sister." "Mabuti at nang maranasan mo." I said as I was walking through the kitchen and washed my hands.HUH?! O_O My jaw dropped. Siguraduhin mo na maasim talaga yan ah!" ." "Talaga? Pwede patikim?" "Ayoko. Di ka ba naaawa --" "I'm just joking." Mabuti alam mo. I sighed. Ano? "Pagkatapos mo kong pagdalhin ng mga pinamili mo tapos ako ang magluluto? Rex naman.
" He grinned. "Pwede ko bang itanong kung sino si Candy?" I leaned at the wall while he was still mixing up." "Gag0. kahit kelan. glass. May stuff toys. We started to ate. ano ba yun?" "Pambata sya eh. "She's nothing. "Mmm!" "Talagang masarap pag ako ang nagluluto. Meanwhile. nakita mo na ba yung pangatlong kwarto sa taas?" I asked. forks and spoons and placed it in the table." I took the plates. suplado pa." He took the other ingredient and poured it to the pan. "What?" ." "Pwede ka na ngang houseband. "Here." "Hoy. Tch.." He shoved his spoon full of rice." He interrupted me to talk." I grumbled. Gusto mong maupakan?" "Sige. "But I'd wished to have a child with you. laruan --" "Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nyan.. Teka." He handed the pan and he placed it in the table. "Hindi. it finished. "Teka."Gusto mo kasing asim ng mukha mo?" "Loko. NO." He replied simply. "Makapal na nga ang mukha. di ko pinangarap yun. "Please?" "Whenever I said NO. so shut up.
is so GREAT. sira na rin.Child. May pasok na eh. hindi na. Pero bukas. Pati ulo nila. Sa ibang school sya nag-aaral eh.." Nababaliw na ba sila? "Nahawa sila sayo. Imposible na magkaroon kami ng anak. Pero nitong unang pagtira namin ng magkasama sa bahay na to. no. . Sira na ulo nila." He stood up and went upstairs. Handcuff 16 . Sana ganto kami lagi.. and I can be a great wife. "Maghugas ka. "Ako nang nagluto."Mukhang iniisip nila na magkakaroon tayo ng anak." "Ako? Maghuhugas?" He nodded. Sana. he can be a great husband. How about that 3rd room that is obviously owned by a child? Aish. no. Expecting us having a child." *** After naming kumain. No. During washing the dishes. napaisip ako. How if we can be MOM and DAD? NO. Pwede na kaming bigyan ng award. Yeah. no. kaya ikaw naman ang maghugas. hahaha." "Fine.
" She grinned and walked away." She said as she was opening her locker. I admit that. I was about to open my locker when I stopped and looked at her in disbelief. "Hi Rex~" He smiled at her. Then we saw him. We walked out of the room and went towards the girl's locker room." . Kung mararanasan mong maging asawa nya. "Ano ba?" "Sige alis na ko. "Ano bang problema mo at san mo nanaman ba ko dadalhin?" "Dumerecho raw tayo dun sa bahay namin sabi ni papa. She lightly pushed me towards him. "So. Yeah. "Hay nako. Looks like kakagaling rin lang sya sa school. "Masaya? Tch. kahit maging mabait ako sa kanya. "Rex can't do things like that.CLASS DISMISSED. walang magbabago no. "Tara. kamusta ang buhay may asawa? Masaya?" Abby said while putting her notebook in her bag. he's waiting for his wife. he is really strong. Kaya sya ganun." "Because you're not so nice to him. Makatiis ka kaya na gawin kang katulong ng asawa mo?" I frowned." He grabbed my hand. para ka talagang nasa impyerno at kasama ang isang tulad nya. May sasabihin raw." We quickly went out of the locker room and went out of the school grounds." "Sus. I tried to grip off on him but.
"At ikaw naman eh. Himala. "Good Afternoon po. I was pretending looking at the corners. Ewan. She's about 20+. "Kaya namin kayo napatawag dahil sa mahalagang announcement. I quickly pulled my hand out of his hand and put it in my back while he shoved his hand in his pocket and looked at the ceiling." She smiled. isn't it?" We looked them. "We don't want to make you surprise but." HAY." He referred to the little girl that brighten my face. A newlywed like you doesn't like a newlywed. She sat next to my mom. Ano nanaman ba ang balak nila ha? "Anyway. I'll tell you later." *** AISH. Here I am. she's Andrea. she's cute when she smiles like that. "And she's Camille. . Looks like I'm starting to get redder. nagpapauto dun." We took our seat and they noticed that he was holding my hand." "Malay mo ibigay na yung kotse kase importante. Looks like hindi tumalab ang charm mo sa magandang babae na to ah. "Take your seat guys." She extended her right hand to shake with me and turned to Rex. Aww. Mamu and his father are sitting at the couch while someone went out of the room. Rex is dragging me through our parents for that crap announcement. Then my face went brighter when I saw this lovely cute little girl. puzzled while knowing the announcement." "You wish. Pag hindi ko yun nakuha. papatayin kita.
" He let Andrea to speak up. baka alam nya rin? "We wanna tell you something important." "Yes po sir. Rex. "I'm her mother. . "I mean." Huh? You mean. can you be her parents permanently?" Whhaattt?! Ano?! Are you insane? Handcuff 17 . Pero di halata. remember? Go ahead. anak nya yun? Kaya pala magkamukha sila. O. may nangyayari na di natin alam." Ang cute! "Umm."Hi Camille. "Bakit nyo po sya pinalabas?" Something's fishy is happening. Aling Celia. "What favor?" We two looked at her with a blank expression. I want to have a favor from you two. "Can you look after her?" She said solemly. I'm Ate Marriane. Andrea. We're still puzzled about what was her point." Then the maid approached her and took her out.Being a PARENT. How old are you?" "4 years old po. ilabas mo nga muna tong si Camille kase mag-uusap kami. And I have to work in London for her.
"Pa naman?! Nagbibiro ka lang naman di ba?" He said. Ano?" "Ano ba yan. He stood up."I have no time to look after her because I'm whole day in my work at London.] "Eh dapat gawin mo ang pinagagawa ko. We looked at each other. Paharang harang kasi sa daan tapos nagkataong masama pa yung mood ko nung nagawa ko yung krimen na yun. [Ako pa yung nanisi." He reassured para mapa-oo nya si Rex. So. wala na ba kayong awa?" . malaking pera yun. You have to kneel at them para maibigay na yung bwisit mong kotse. wag nyo namang ibenta. Mamu naman. "Ayoko nga. Kilala mo ko. So please?" She begged. Rex. "TAYO?" Then we looked at her. "Bahala ka pag di mo nakuha ang kotse mo. raising his tone. hahah." I said while crossing my arms at my chest and acting arrogantly. Malaki ang possibilities na pag naayos yun. "Mukha ba kong nagbibiro ha? Mabebenta ko talaga yun." He begged." "Mas lalo naman ako noh. as if ako naman yung gumawa ng krimen. Alam nyo naman na kung gaano ko kamahal yung kotse na yun noh. Lopez said calmly. "MAGIGING MAGULANG NIYA?" "Oo. kaya nyo ba?" He asked infront of us." Mr. "Pa naman.
and I can't explain the expression in her face. "Alangan naman kung saan yan titira." She said and lowered her head as she was playing her teddy bear. "Okay ka lang?" She nodded. for now." Then she walked out. kainis talaga!" I frowned. take care of her. I approached her as she was looking at the back of the taxi that her mom was actually riding on it. I saw Camille's face. Rex walked towards us." I replied in a icy tone. 5:30 PM was the flight of the plane. Ang sasama nyo! "Please. Then she approached Camille to say her goodbyes for the child. nakaalis na yung mama nya." I have no choice but to agree on her. "Mamu! Ugh. Camille. diba? At saka. Naka-oo na tayo. Aalis na ko. I will be back when my contract there finished already. anong ginawa mo?" ." She bowed down and bid goodbye to us. "Uh.. She glanced at her watch and looked suprisingly." Mamu stood up. "Seryoso ka ba? Iuuwi mo yan dun?" He whispered. Sucks." She looked at me. I forced him to make a promise at Andrea.. This will gonna be hard. When Andrea drove off by the taxi. "Rex. mukhang sa kanya nga yung kwarto."Tapos na ang usapan na to. I knelt down to my knees and sat so that I can reach her height. "I have to go now. "Uhh. can I be your mother for now?" "I miss mommy. He headed towards Camille and sat next to me. Please do take care of her. Daddy. "Iuwi nyo na si Camille sa bahay ninyo. "What's your name? Can daddy know it?" "You're not my daddy!" She ran away.
" I pointed at him. I saw myself smiling. "Camille?" Her heads' burying under her arms." I whispered to him. "And he will be your permanent papa." Rex saw us. Are you not happy?" She didn't respond. "Camille." "Oh. sitting and crying." We separated ways to find Camille. after I cried.. Me. I'll be your mama. we will be your parents permanently." She shook her head. giving me shade by a tree gives me comfort. I sat next to her. "Sheeshh.." He stood up. Wag na natin kunin." . "Huh?" "When I was young." "Huh?" "Wala na rin po si papa. "You look like me. "Anong gusto mo? Inaasahan tayo ng mama nya. Can you help us?" "I don't think so." "Huh?" "My dad passed away. I aproached to her. Ewan ko sa batang yan. Umuwi na nga tayo. She raised her head and looked at me with her teary eyes."Wala kaya. you and him. Ikaw? Ba't ka umiiyak?" "I miss my daddy too. Then suddenly. Let's look for her." I said solemly. "We'll be a great family. I used to cry in a shady tree like this because I miss my father. He sat beside her. Mahihirapan tayo sa batang yun. I scoffed. cocking her head at her knee. For me. "Pwede na ba tayo umuwi?" "Let's try to explain things to her. "Siraulo ka ba? You're not caring for the child. Then I find her under the shady lush tree. then I looked at Camille and started to explain. ate Marianne.." He dragged me and I looked at him.
She was not still happy until we reached the house. ANO?! . Papa. "Want candy?" She happily took the candy and ate it. He took something from his pocket and lend his hands to her. "Ang tang@ mo kasi kaya di mo makuha. do whatever things that parents should do. "Huh?" I looked at him with a 'what' expression." She smiled. "Mama. "Do you love each other?" ?? "Bakit mo natanong?" "If you don't love each other.Rules." He smiled playfully." "Then prove it. She stopped from crying but still." She proudly said. "What's wrong? Hindi mo gusto tong bahay?" She shaked her head saying 'no'. "We need to act like one. That's why you called us papa and mama. her eyes are teary then. "Ano?" "Pwede ko kayong tulungan. Handcuff 18 ." His lips turning into a smile. then I can't be your child." He said to me while putting his hand at her head. So that was her point. I can't get her. To make us her real parents. I really can't get her. A candy popped out in his hands. "Mama? Papa?" We spun our heads and looked at her. "See? Candy can cure kids like her.We started walking when I heard her voice." We looked at her." What is she talking about? "Of course we love each other.
"Wag ka munang matulog. What now? Will he text back? Hope it's not." He said while leaning at the wall infront of the swing. May time ka ba? Can we talk? -. "Ano naman yun?" "We have to discuss about how to go about in our relationship. Sorry. he dragged me at the backyard. Okay na kaya si Camille? Then suddenly. Saying that there's a new message. I'm gonna be busted. he whispered. I hurriedly added another line. My husband and our child need me. I couldn't help but laugh at him. WTF?! Did I just sent that? Gosh. I quickly turned off my phone so that di ko mabasa yung reply nya. Pshh. I felt something vibrated at my pocket. "Hindi naman mahahalata ng bata na arranged marriage tayong dalawa diba?" . "Anong pinagsasasabi mo?" I started to ask.Marriane I quickly send the message to him. When we're busy at Camille. his lips turning into a smile. there's something wrong with my respond. Pretend that nothing happened. lalong lalo na ngayong dumating na si Camille sa'ting dalawa. May unfinished business pa tayo. and it was my phone. Hey. And so. My husband and our child need me. but then I remembered that I was now his wife. He let me to sit at the swing." Ano naman yun? *** After makatulog ni Camille.Lawrence Sorry. Tungak ka talaga Marriane. Wait. -.They left me outside alone.
Kaya may karapatan ako na gumawa ng rules for us because in this reality game. He actually agreed easily. But then Rex started talking again. Akala nya huh. "Hindi. Ano naman yun?" I asked him with a raised eyebrow. "Hindi pa. Pagisipan mong mabuti." He responded in a halfserious tone. frowning at him. I decided to give in. "Fine. "Rules? Bakit pa? Hindi naman tayo naglalaro rito. He smiled sheepishly. Nandito na si Camille. I objected. I'm talking about our rules in marriage. "Nabasa mo na ba yung 'Rules in Dating'?" He asked me. Rex. Unfair naman yun noh. the way he always did whenever he smirked. "Di ko rin alam yun eh." Seeing no point in arguing with him since he was really stubborn in nature. we have to prove that we can pretend to be her real parents.He shook his head." . We don't need that." He said in reply. as if I was missing out on something big. His grin turned into a smirk. ano. I accepted the comittment at them coz' I want to have freedom. not wiping his smirk off his face. At saka gumising ka. "But the point is. gumawa tayo. "Okay. not wanting him to get the satisfaction of pushing me around. "Sinasabi mo bang ikaw lang ang gagawa ng rules? No way. starting to brainstorm on what rules we could use just to get it over with." He pointed out.. He was probably going to start annoying me. "But I wouldn't be your wife if I know na ikaw pala yung magiging asawa ko. "Isang rule lang. sumang-ayon ka rin. "At bakit naman unfair? Me." I replied with a frown. Di ko pa rin nababasa. ako ang defending champion." I answered. Hearing that." I reasoned. The named 'Rex Carlo Lopez' actually read books? Kagulat gulat naman nun." I remarked." He said. Marriane. Ikaw." He ordered with a grin. "I'll dictate them.
Ang kapal." "Tatlong rules lang naman ang sakin eh." "Okay. ." I demanded. bakit isa lang? Gawin mo namang tatlo. Ano yung sayo?" I opened my mouth. And soon. Magaling ka naman sa lusutan diba?" I finally said. Three. Then he lowered the two and stated the first. "No bodily contact. Bigay mo ang gusto nya. "Hoy. I was reminded that I had to sleep early coz' we have classes tomorrow. "Failure to follow these rules will result to a punishment decided by me. fine. "Hindi. And so." Then he stopped and looked at me with a smile. standing up from the swing. "It's either one. "So. I thought about what rule I could use to my advantage as his wife. Okay ba?" He responded with his annoying smirk. Lumusot ka na lang pag humiling ang bata ng ganun. raising three fingers from his hand. "Inaantok na ko at saka may pasok pa tayo bukas. wag mong bibiguin yung bata." Then he raised another finger for each of the next rules until he reached the fourth. I felt tired when I lied at the bed. Dinadaya mo ko ng harap-harapan. hindi ako robot!" I exclaimed at him with widened eyes. Walang excemptions. o wala. "One. you have to do everything I say. didn't care about what I said. "Ikaw naman. But he. I knew there was a catch. ready to argue with him about the rules he made but then he started looking at his watch." He started. I decided to just get it over with. I decided to ignore him as I was entering the room and went upstairs. loko ka. you can't have other guys while you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata. I opted to complain. Lagi naman diba? He continued to speak in a halfserious tone. Pwede bilisan mo?" I asked him as I pointed to my watch. Isa lang. Okay lang ba yung ginawa ko na magkaroon kami ng rules? Para na talaga akong preso sa piling nya. "Ano? Hoy. pwede na kong matulog?" "The rules apply starting today." Upon hearing that. I found it.I knew it." He answered stubbornly. as usual. "Two.
Marriane. "Good Morning. Abby called me when I was drying myself with a towel. "Anong nakain mo at nag-ge-greet ka jan ng 'Good Morning'?" "Syempre. I straightly went to the bathroom and took a bath. "ANO?" "Nasabi ko yung hindi ko dapat masabi sa kanya." I said in a small voice.He's the POLICE. and I'm just a PRISONER of his. Too good no messages nor missed calls listed from Lawrence. alangan namang sabihin ko na 'Good Evening'?" "Then wazzup?" I said while brushing my teeth. MORNING." . sya ang topic natin. wazzup with Lawrence?" I remembered what I have done." "Okay. I started opening my phone." Abby greeted me sweetly. "Wazzup? Wazzup with your husband?" "Umagang-umaga. Handcuff 19 .Annoyed. Change topic. "I'm so busted at him.
"That I was busy with my chi-" Teka, Marriane! Don't spill it! But it was always blurted at mine. Why can't I have to be specific in this kind of this? Because it always happens accidentally.
"I mean, my things. Sige, mamaya na lang. Bye." Then I hurriedly hunged up the phone. I leaned at the door and sighed. "Marriane, why are you making things more miserable?"
I hurriedly wore my uniform because I glanced at the clock and it was 6:38 AM. When I opened the door, someone's standing infront of me. And that was him. He was only wearing a towel so his fine abs are being showed. In my entire life, I didn't see this things but, I saw these things. I saw him halfnaked so I screamed and covered my eyes since he was to about taking off his towel. Then I peeked and he was wearing a boxer short behind the towel. Thank GOD.
He suddenly laughed. "Bakit? Ngayon ka lang nakakita ng lalaking nakaboxer shorts? Nakakatawa ka naman."
"Umalis ka nga dyan. Nakaharang ka sa daanan ko."
"Nakaharang ka rin naman sa daanan ko eh." He smirked as I was walking out of the bathroom. But before he shut the door, he said something. "Nandun si Camille sa likod, nakaupo sa may swing. But at least you can join me here inside." I can feel he was smirking again when he said that.
As he shut the door, I threw my slippers at the door and mumbling some curses. "AISH. Siraulo." I took my slipper that I threw at the door.
Handcuff 2o - Random.
Nung nakarating ako sa school, napaisip ako. SAAN KAYA SYA IIWAN NI REX? I quickly texted him while waiting for our teacher telling him where to drop Camille. I received a message, hoping it was him. Baka iwanan lang nya dun yung bata.
But it was Lawrence who just sent a message.
Morning. What's that child are you talking about? Looks like mawawalan pa ko nito ng pag-asa sayo. -- Lawrence
That line repeated over and over again in my head. Looks like mawawalan pa ko nito ng pag-asa sayo.
Wait, is he -- teka, mamaya ko muna yun iaanalyze. Aasikasuhin ko muna yung tungkol kay Camille. I sent a message again. Biglang nagvibrate yung cellphone ko. And that was him who just made my phone to vibrated.
Nandun si Camille sa mama mo. Wag kang magwala. -- Rex
Sheeshh. I got relieved when he sent the message. The bell rang and we greeted 'good morning' our teacher.
When I was sitting at the toilet bowl, I overheard a conversation between a two girl. And the man that they've been talking about was so familiar.
"Ang cute ni Rex ano?" She squealed. Ano kamo? Pssh. "Yup. But, do you think girlfriend nya yung lagi nyang kasama? Di ba si Candy yung girlfriend nya?" The other girl asked. I've got strucked when I heard the 'Candy' part.
"Wala naman syang kasamang babae nung nakita natin sya diba?" I heard some zipper's opening. "Nung isang araw kaya, nakita ko sya na may kasamang babae, holding hands pa nga sila eh. Ang sarap sakalin nung babaeng yun." Eh kung kayo ang sakalin ko? Excuse me, nandito ang asawa nya. Mag-ingat kayo sa mga pinagsasasabi nyo. Ambisyosa.
"Di naman sya kagandahan noh."
Anger flushed towards me. I opened the door and the two girls looked at me. They got shocked to see me. "Sino ba yung babaeng gusto nyong sakalin? Kung gusto nyo eh, tulungan ko kayo." I straightly strucked to the two girls with a mock naiive tone and smiled. They screamed in horror and quickly went out of the girl's room. I headed to the mirror and cursed some words. "Kayo sakalin ko eh. Naku! AISH. Bakit ba ganto na mga babae ngayon? Masyadong selosa. Kung gusto nila si Rex, sabihin nila. Di nila ko kailangan pang laitin." I said while combing my hair.
I quickly fixed my hair and walked with the heels out of the girl's room.
The next day...
I heard some knocks at the door and some idi0t shouting. "MARRIANE!!" Sino pa ba ang sisigaw rito kundi sya lang? I irritatedly opened it. There was him, standing while holding a basket full of laundry clothes. "Ano nanaman yun?" I pouted.
"Labhan mo to." I stared at him with a weird expression. Then my jaw dropped. "Ako?! Maglalaba ng damit mo?! Ang KAPAL talaga ng mukha mo ano?" I said in a mockening tone. "Matagal nang makapal ang mukha ko. At tsaka ikaw lang naman ang nagsasabi sakin ng ganun." He threw the basket right at my lap. "Pagbalik ko dapat nakasampay na yan."
"At saan ka nanaman pupunta, ha?!" I put my hands at my waist. "At kelan ka pa nagkaroon ng interes na tanungin kung saan ako pupunta, ha?" He asked bluntly. "Aiissh. Ewan ko sayo." I grumbled as he was walking downstairs. He's so perfectly smartass. Kainis!
"May tumawag po kay papa eh. Eww. Haayy. Camille walked towards me and asked. Lagot ka sakin. I always did whatever he asked for. "Bakit?" I wiped my hands with a rug. ".you have to do everything I say. Tatadtarin kita ng mga tanong. kilala nyo po ba sya?" Camille snapped me out of my thoughts. S-si Candy?! Meron pa ba silang communication?! Paano nya nalaman yung number rito sa bahay? Nagkikita pa ba sila? O may relasyon pa sila? Aish. "Saan po ba pupunta si papa?" "Ewan ko sa papa mo. "Mama." That's the part of the rules. hawak-hawak ko na ang mga underwear nya at nilalagay sa washing machine.Handcuff 21 . Mali talaga. Ang daming tanong na kailangan nyang sagutin.Jealousy. "Ha? Ah. making me fell at the couch. *** . Look. Kainis. Tingnan nyo nga. Di naman nya sinabi." I started the washing machine switch." I blunted.. hindi." We started walking through the living room." A cold wind passed towards me and I stared through spaces. "Sino raw?" "Candy daw po.. Pero wala namang mali rito di ba? A wife can do any chores just FOR HIM?! Yeah. Rex. Maybe his friend or something.
Well. "Ano nanaman ang problema mo?" I headed myself to him." He frowned. I quickly answered him. "Wag kang maingay. "Si Camille?" I continued to be silent. making the backyard shake. Alam mo Rex. "At yung bata ang nakasagot. "Hoy. Lawrence. "Bakit? May problema ba kayong dalawa?" . "At bakit naman ako magdadahan-dahan kung alam ko na niloloko ako ng asawa ko?!" I yelled. I'm calling my prince. "Nagkikita pa ba kayo? May communication pa ba kayo? O may relasyon pa kayo?" I started to glare at him. and I continued my sentence. "Hello?" "Hello? Sino to?" Yeah. Dahandahan lang sa pagtatanong. "Si Marriane to. punung-puno na ko sayo! Tumaas na yung galit ko eh. I don't think na makakatagal pa ko rito. my tears are starting to fall down. "Asan ang bata?" "Nandun kina mamu." That makes him so much surprised. baka magising yung bata." I shot him a glare. Tatadtarin na kita ng mga tanong. I started to drink. teka." He looked at me straightly in my eyes. "May problema ka ba?" "Oo. May time ka ba?" *** The bartender went back with our drinks." Then the bartender walked away." His eyes widened in surprise.I waited him at the couch until he came at the middle of the night." My eyes went teary. "ANO?" I dragged him at the backyard. "Teka. Mga 9:30 PM or something. "Thank you. and some tears are just staying there until I walked out of the backyard and headed my room. "Nilabhan mo na lahat ng damit ko?" He sat beside me. I took my phone at the bed and started to fiddling it." He replied softly." I replied sternly. "Tumawag si Candy rito kanina. "Pasalamat ka at wala rito yung bata. Gusto mo ikaw lang ang hari rito. ano ba? Tinatanong kita.
hindi naman sa ganun." I was NOT jealous.I mean. "Waiter. oo.Care. "Mag-usap nga tayo. at yung ba-. I glared at them. Upon hearing that. "Jealous? Ako? Magseselos?" I quoted him in a question. "Ha? Ahh." I lied. I saw him sitting at the couch and watching TV." I blunted and continued to open the refrigerator to take a glass of water. and Lawrence looked at me in surprise. kung pwede raw makausap si Rex. jealous or something?" I looked straightly in his eyes and my eyes widened. "Manahimik ka na lang muna. sabi nya eh. ako yung sumagot." Muntik na ko dun ah! "Teka. Tinanong ko yung pangalan tapos yun na nga." *** . Lagi naman ako sumusunod sa mga utos nya ah! Tapos lolokohin lang ako?! Aish. When I came back. Ganyan kasi kapag nagseselos eh." He replied. beer nga!" I yelled. I was about to go upstairs when he stopped me. anong sabi nya?" The bartender gave me the beer and hurriedly walked away. Sabi ko wala sya. Am I? Handcuff 22 ." I glared at him and starting walking through the kitchen."Sumusobra na sya. Nakakainis di ba?" I formed a fist and my eyes are flaming. "Bakit nga?" "Tumawag si Candy kanina sa bahay. making the whole bar shake. Si Candy nga. "Eh bakit ka nagagalit?" "Kasi eh. Obviously. Gusto ko lang naman eh. I complained. may asawa na sya tapos nakikipaglandian pa sa iba. "Di ba sabi ko sayo? May pakialam ako dahil asawa mo ko?" I spun my head to see him at the couch. yung hindi ako niloloko ng asawa ko. "Well. "Saan ka pumunta?" "Wala kang pakialam. "Ahh. My feet's noise caught Rex' attention and suddenly glanced at me." I put down the cup angrily. are you.. "Wait..
"You're losing your temper to me. "Bilis na!" . you're jealous?" He asked smirking." I said softly. He stared blankly at me as I stared at him with a confused look. Ang tang@ ko talaga. umalis ako dahil pinapapunta ako ni papa dun sa bahay. making me jump. Tumawag si Candy rito? Bakit naman sya tatawag rito eh wala na nga kaming communication nun? At ano naman ang problema dun kung sabihin ko na may relasyon pa kami?" "It's just. Ikaw naman eh. "MARIANNE!!" Aish. let me explain this to you. "As if you're losing your temper too. I dont want you to cheat at your wife. Kakagising ko lang kaya?! "Iplantsa mo nga to. "Ikaw naman eh. makita ako umiiyak?!" I can see my picture smiling evily in my head. I think of a question that will make him freak. Akala ko ba ayos na kami?! When I opened the door." He turned off the TV and headed to me.. while I can't. why? "Bakit ka nakadamit ng ganyan? Saan ka pupunta?" "Somewhere. exposing myself to his eyes. "Okay." He answered sternly. "I'M NOT?!" I yelled. Eh bakit nga ba ako nagagalit? Dahil ba nagseselos ako? "Look. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka magwala. bakit nga ba ako nagpapaliwanag sayo eh asawa lang naman kita?" Mabuti at naisip mo. "Hindi ka ba marunong magplantsa. *** I can say na." Heh. eto nanaman ang asawa ko. He wears so casually today. Inaantok na ko." I glared at him once more. "Ano bang problema mo?" I scratched my messy head." He stood up. Bilis!" I examined him. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka magwala." He threw his polo to me. "Matulog ka na.. "Oo nga. Wait. "At bakit ka naman nagpapaliwanag sakin? Di ba gusto mo naman akong magalit sayo. "Wala na kong time para magplantsa nyan. "So. throwing my hand down from my face. Look. hindi maganda ang umaga ko. sumisigaw nanaman." Then he walked upstairs. at sakin mo pa ibinubuntong. ha?" I defended.
Wait. "Ah. Rex rested his hands through Camille's head and said. Alam nyo na kung anong nangyari." Then he walked out. Ayos na?" He let go of my hand after that. wala to. Rex wiped some toothpaste in his index finger and wiped it right through my hand.Revelation. Rex. Nakakainis talaga tong lalaking to. "Para di na masakit. nasunog mo na sana yung damit ko." I pouted. "Masakit ba?" He asked me in a teasing tone." I sat at the bed and still worrying about my hand. . Then he headed to Camille and said. Bye. "Ah. Ibibili kita. it's the devil himself. "%@!#$. Something hot that -- "AAAAHHHH!!!!" I quickly turned away my hand from the iron and kissed it." Then suddenly. Napaso ako sa sobrang pag-iisip.hay naku. "Alis na ko. confused and shocked. "Teka. cake po!" She cheered. my hands felt something. making me feel irritated. "Camille. Yeah. wearing the clothes that I'm ironing and with a toothpaste clinging his hands. anong gusto mong pasalubong?" Then he smiled. Behave ka dapat okay?" Since when he was so sweet while talking at kids?! And not at his wife?! He turned his head to me. I think I should fry my mind now before thinking something else. "Masakit po ba?" Camille asked. He doesn't care. He sat next to me and suddenly held my hand. hindi pa yan tapos -. do he cared? Handcuff 23 ." I replied in a soft voice. "Oo. I mumbled some curses during ironing his clothes. I sat there. "Di sana hindi ako sumigaw kung di masakit. "Ano pong nangyari sayo?" "Ah. and I nodded in return. leaving me and Camille alone. Camille walked in to see what happened to me. Then Rex came."Ah! Oo eto na!" I said quickly. Ayos na." I replied sarcastically. sige. "Kundi ka ba naman tang@ eh. "OOUUCH. oo. plopping off of the way and practically ran back to my room. Then he walked back into his room too." Then Rex shoved his clothes and walked out." A familiar popped out at my back.
"Ahh. Bakit?" "Free ka ba? Pwede ba tayong lumabas ngayon?" Huh?! what should I say. Umakyat ka na bilis!" I pushed her back to her room and when I got to her room." I replied in a cheerful tone. hehe. Then finally.. holding a stuff toy in his hands. Saan ko sya itatago?! I quickly walked downstairs. "I'm at your door right now.. AH! Sorry ha? Nasa bahay kasi ako ngayon eh." I smiled. andumi ng bahay oh. Camille. "Uhh. I bet you know who's this guy. uhh. hi. what should I say?! "H-hhuh?? Ahh. Mahal na rin ang mga roses ngayon. It's just. Tsk. I quickly shut it. di ka na dapat nagsayang ng pera. "H-h-huh?! Ah. yeah. I leaned at the door and scoffed. lilinisin ko pa 'tong bahay! Look." "Th-thank you. Kasi uhh.. Sorry kung natagalan kong buksan. "For you.?! I quickly looked at the window and I saw him with his black convertible. he revealed his left hand with a bouquet of fresh red roses.O_O! ANO?! What the -. waving his hands at me. baby? Pwede." .. keke. "Hello?" "Marriane. no! Hindi ah."Bakit may laruan rito?" He asked. Nandun nga sa bahay ni Mamu yung collection ko nyan eh." He laughed. "Mama.. bata? Pshh. and Camille's at the living room. carebears are my favorite stuff toys. I quickly rushed to her. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo?" I replied with a grin in my face. "Uhh.. "You're actually playing this stuff?" He said. What will I gonna do?! Nandito si Camille. ano ko. Oh! Sakin yan! Yeah." A male voice popped out on the phone. "WHEW!" Then I ran downstairs to open the door. bakit?" "Umm. "Lawrence. Pasok!" I led him through the living room and --. holding his breath.." ---... playing. Loko. umm.My phone rang from my desk and I quickly answered it.
holding Camille's hands happily. "Sabi ko sayo eh.. confused." Aish. di ko pwedeng iwanan tong bahay na gantong kadumi.. Rex and Camille. you're losing hope to me?" I grumbled. Ayokong namang palampasin 'tong pagkakataon na 'to noh! Pero paano si Camille? "MAMA!" A female child voice popped out from upstairs. Never mind that."It's just." He smiled in return and turned his head to Camille. "Lawrence!" I followed him and. OH NO HINDI! He suddenly stood up from the couch and started searching where the noise was coming from. "Inampon nyo?" He chuckled. I felt pity on him. I'm busted. "Anong pangalan mo?" "Camille po. Camille. oo?" "Bakit di mo sinabi sakin?" He straightly looked into my eyes. namiss lang kita. "Ah. Aish. "Mama.. I CAN'T LEAVE CAMILLE HERE. pwede ka ba? Kain tayo sa labas. "Ano yun? May tao pa ba rito?" I turned my head upstairs. "Uhh." And importantly. Then Lawrence rested his hands in Camille's head and smiled at me. "Sino po kayo?" I stared at them weirdly. manahimik ka nga jan?! "No. sabi mo eh. "Mama? ANAK MO?" He looked at me.." That was the words cracked up my thoughts. Utterly busted. waiting for my answer. .. guys like him has many hopes. Gusto mo ng candy?" Camille nodded in return and Lawrence took something in his pocket. "Wala! Wala yun. lagot ako kay Rex pag iniwanan ko to ng madumi. "Ahh." He smiled. He turned his head to me. may bata rito. I put my hand at his arms. Libre kita. not letting him to go upstairs. parang may narinig akong boses ng bata. Anyway. THE END. At tsaka. A candy popped in his palm. Lagot ako sa mama nya.." Then he sat at the couch. he's Lawrence and not that jerk! "Kaibigan ako ng mama mo. "U-u-uhh. Yeah." The noise was still there. It was." Then he pushed away my hand and started to walk upstairs. "Okay. Camille cheerfully took the candy and ate it. kasi. Tutulungan na lang kita. sorry. They look like the same." I looked at him in horror.
" Then he headed again to Camille and suddenly put his hand over her cheeks and smiled. Wow. may mali eh.. Pamilyar lang kasi yung pangalan. AHH! Perverted thoughts. SIXTEEN PALANG AKO NOH! Lawrence sat beside me and gave me an ice pop.. suprisingly shocked about what I've just said. "Bakit? May problema ba?" "Anong apelido ng mama nya?" "Reyes. I won't be having a sex with him. Yeah. nagkamali lang ako siguro. papatayin ako ni Rex nito eh. Teka. Kaya ko ba yun?! Eww. bakit nga ba ako nag-aalala? As if he was cheating too. I stared at them in the swing." I lifted my head to him.. "And-drea R-Reyes?" Bakit kaya nya natanong yun? Siguro naisip nya na talagang kaya namin na magkaroon ng sariling anak. happily playing. Bakit?" "W-wala. NEVER."H-huh? Hindi ah. Teka.A family day WITHOUT the husband. Anong problema nya? "Oo." Naku. I'll just surrender my virginity to the real one. ". "Thanks.you can't have other guys while you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata. iniwan samin ng mama nya na si Andrea. Teka." He opened his ice pop. Para silang mag-ama. who stopped from laughing and looked curious." "And-drea R-Reyes?" I looked at his pitiful eyes. Oh. bakit mo natanong yung tungkol dun sa mama nya?" "H-huh? Ah. "Gusto mong maglaro?" Handcuff 24 . And what the hell.. di ba? .
Lawrence and I spent the day with Camille. It was.. FUN. Nung naglalakad kami sa kalsada, may narinig ako. "..aww.. ang cute nila noh, sana pag kasal na tayo, ganyan din tayo." Hehe. Naalala ko tuloy nung bata pa ako at nasa tiyan pa si Marco. That was I'm 4.
"Saan nyo gusto pumunta?" Papu asked, blocking our way. "Umm.. Dun na lang sa park!"
Papu brought us to the nearest park. I was happily playing with my dad and mamu was there at the bench, touching her tummy and weirdly talking to her tummy.
A lady and a boy was walking through the park and saw us. Then I heard what was she saying. "Aww. Sana ganyan tayo ano?"
*End of Flashback*
Lawrence turned his head to Camille. "Nag-enjoy ka ba?"
"Hmm. Thank you po." She smiled. Then he lifted his head to me. "Thank you Marriane. You two made my day."
"Huh? Wala yun. Thank you nga pala dun sa mga roses." Then he bid goodbye and drove off. "Mama, bakit ka nya binigyan ng roses?"
"Huh? Hindi ko rin alam eh. Tara na, baka makita pa tayo ng papa mo." Then we entered the house.
"Andito na ko." He yelled around the house. I met him at the door, taking off his black leather shoes. God, he look hot! Look, his casual attire looked messy but he look super hot on him! His blue necktie was loose, the buttons were unattached, where he can barely show his stomach. "May pagkain pa ba?" Then he headed at the kitchen. It was something awkward. Hindi nya ko inasar ngayon. Bakit kaya?
I followed him to show where's the left over food. "Ito oh." I pointed at the table. He sat down and I took the water at the fridge. "Saan ka pumunta?"
"I told you, somewhere." He picked up the spoon and starting to eat the left over food. "Asan si Camille? Eto yung cake nya oh." He asked before he passed his mouth to the spoon. "Tulog na sya. Napagod siguro." I stared at him for a while. His perfect dark mysterious eyes, his precious long black messy hair, his tan skin tone, and his oh so red and kissable lips almost worked out on him. I told to myself. 'Marriane, tama si Abby. Kahit may topak, mayabang o siraulo 'yang asawa mo, may itsura naman kahit papano.' I hate to admit pero, HE WAS SO HOT ALL THE TIME. Nakakainis.
"Bakit?" He slapped me back into reality. He was looking right through my eyes. "E-eh? Ah.. Wala. Bilisan mo. Huhugasan ko pa yan." I put my hand over the table. "Umakyat ka na, ako na lang ang maghuhugas." O.O Holy Whacamalli. "Hoy, ba't ang bait mo ata sakin ngayon? Nagsimba ka ba o ano?"
"Hindi. Aish, wag mo nga ako asarin. Matulog ka na lang." He dictated in a half-serious tone. Too bad, my body followed him, HINDI AKO. I just closed the door and lied to the bed, staring at the ceiling weirdly.
Handcuff 25 - Busy with what?
"Mama, mamasyal tayo bukas!" Camille pleaded. "Okay." I simply replied with a smile. Pero malungkot pa rin sya. "O, bakit? Pumayag nanaman ako ah."
"Gusto ko kasi, kasama si papa."
"Ah, sige ganto na lang. Pagdating ni papa mo, sasabihin ko na lang, ha?" She nodded. "Sige na, matulog ka na." She bid goodnight to me and walked upstairs. Napatingin ako sa wall clock.
Late na ah. Ba't naman ang tagal nya?
Sa sobrang kakaintay ko ng matagal, di ko na namalayan na nakatulog na ko sa couch.
"Kwarto ko to ah. Pano ko -"
"Gising ka na pala." I saw him at the door, at mukhang aalis nanaman sya. "Siguro sa kakaintay mo sakin kagabi nakatulog ka na dun sa couch."
I blushed. "Hi-hindi ah." Napatingin ako sa sulok. "Ang kapal talaga ng mukha mo. Ilolock ko kaya yung gate noh." I followed him downstairs. Teka, wag mong sabihing..
Binuhat nya ko papunta rito? Lalo akong kinilabutan ah.
"Aalis ka nanaman ba? Ano ba kasing pinagkakaabalahan mo?"
He stopped and looked at me. "It's none of your business." He retorded and just continued his steps. "Sungit. Tinotopak nanaman 'tong lalaking to. Hmmp."
"Ano sabi mo?"
. "Mukhang busy talaga sya. nauuna sya. Patience. Napansin ko. May -" He just disappeared from my sight. I sighed. Camille appeared from my sight and just fake a smile. Masaya." *End of Flashback* "Uh. kasama si papa. Posible kayang kilala nya talaga si Camille? *** . I tapped her head with my bare hands. Hindi na nya ako iniintay. ang bait bait nya sakin.. Si tito Lawrence mo na lang ang yayain natin. Nung isang araw. wala kaming imikan." *** At si Lawrence nga ang kasama naming lumabas. ganyan sya? *Flashback* "Gusto ko kasi. Marriane."Wala PO. Tapos ngayon. Si Lawrence? Ewan ko ba kung bakit gusto nyang kasama si Camille. Rex. Alis sya ng alis. pero malungkot pa rin. kahit sa bahay." Talagang inemphasize ko yung po. Kasi di namin kasama si Rex. patience. Ano bang problema nya at nagsusungit sya sakin? Umagang umaga eh. Kahit pagpasok.
narinig ko yung usapan ng mga babaeng nagpapaganda. I found myself standing at the dumpsters. a girl?! Not ordinary girl. staring at them lasted for a minute and I quickly dashed through the house." Abby mumbled. "Sino ba?" "Yung kasama ni Rex. the girl.. since hobby nya yun. Mabuti na tong maitapon na agad kaysa intayin pa yung trak ng basura. Bakit nung nakita nila ako. Feeling.Nag-CR kasi kami nun ni Abby. I turned around and I saw Rex hugging.. But no. Handcuff 26 . the hug. siguro ganun din. Sarap sakalin ng babaeng yun. hindi nila ako sinakal gaya nga ng sabi nila? Mukhang alam ko na kung sino yun eh. but Candy! I rubbed my eyes to know if I'm just wrong.." One of the girls said. Mukhang imposible na ata ang hinihiling mo samin eh. "Sino bang gusto nyong sakalin? Baka pwede ko kayong tulungan. Him. Si Abby." "Marriane.Impossible Wish. Nagulat ako.. "Ayokong masira ang pamilyang gusto mo." . After that. Standing there. I walked towards her and kissed her forehead.. "Nakakainis talaga. Pagkalock ko ng pinto ng isa sa mga CR's. hanggang sa binuksan ko na yung pinto dahil sa galit ko. Tiningnan ko si Camille sa kwarto nya and she's now sleeping already. " Ako ba ang pinag-uusapan ng mga to?! Paulit-ulit na nagpe-play yung mga salitang yon sa utak ko.
thank God for light bulb moments! "Magbihis ka na ngayon. I took Camille's baggage at her cabinet and starting packing some of her clothes that she can use. That jerk. ilalayo ko muna sa kanya si Camille. Let her be bago nya malaman ang mga pinaggagagawa ng so-called daddy nya. Napansin ko ring natutulog pa si Camille. hindi man lang sya nag-atubili na puntahan kami rito ngayon. "Camille. Ang sakit ng mata ko. Makaalis na nga sa bahay na to. dun muna tayo kay mamu. Papasok pa kasi si mama sa school. Anong irarason ko sa kanya? *light bulb* "Kasi alam kong may mag-aalaga sayo dun. hindi ka naming maaalagaan nang husto. Hinarap ko sya and looked her in the eyes." Oh. Nainis rin kasi ako sa sarili ko kagabi kung bakit ako umiyak." I sighed and continued. anong ginagawa mo?" I heard her yawning. Kaysa dito. Baka magalit sakin ang mommy mo. Nakatulog na pala ako rito sa higaan ni Camille with the same position I had when I was crying. Since hindi naman nya ginagawa ang mga pinangako nyang responsibilidad [na ngayon ay napapako na]. Speaking of him. Dun ka na lang maligo pagdating natin dun. I looked at the mirror and saw my red eyes.I can't take it anymore so I rested my head beside her and cried for what I felt tonight. *** Nagising ako sa sikat ng araw. "Mama. "For now." "Bakit po?" I paused. baby." .
Ang magaling nyang papa.Committing a Hard Crime. Handcuff 27 . You're nothing but a liar. anyway. "Ayusin mo muna ang sarili mo bago mo kami harapin. I went to Camille's room again.. sa bahay." "Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" I sighed." "Ba't mo sya isasama dun?" Naningit ang walangya. tapos ka na --" There he is. Ilang araw nang patay ang cellphone ko simula nang nakituloy kami kina mamu. "Camille. I felt an uneasy feeling strucked through me so I broke it. He pulled me outside of Camille's room. and dress up for the school. "At bakit may mga dala kayong maleta? Aalis kayo?" "Obvious bang aalis kami? What do you think?" I glared at him. I sighed. Hindi ko alam kung bakit mo to ginagawa samantalang hinihiling lang nung bata eh isang buong pamilya. mom. Ni hindi ko na alam kung babalik pa ba kami dun. and a child. It has no use. A dad." With that.. . "Let's just trash the rules. I suddenly paused when I saw his car. Nabawi na pala nya ang kotse nya. I showered. "Ano bang problema mo ha?" "Anong problema ko? Ikaw ang problema ko. "Camille. tara na." I entered Camille's room and took her out. we eventually moved out of the house with our baggages.She nodded and starting to dress up.
nasa bahay nung gwapong nilalang na yun. wala naman syang pakelam at nagpapakasaya sya dun. Come back here.. At ilayo na rin ang sarili ko sa kanya. We need to talk. . I have this shape 'O' in my mouth again. "Mama.. When the phone went on. Answer me. Now the child's asking me..Craulo. Camille. ginawa nang bodega ang kwarto ko noon. I felt bored so. Hehe. Aissh. hindi na galit si mama sa kanya. hindi pa ba kayo uuwi dun? Pang-apat na araw na 'kong hindi natutulog sa kwarto ko!" My brother complained. Hayaan mo. Read? Exit? Read.Craulo. Mabuksan nga. Ang sama ni mamu. ano? Bale lahat ng gamit ko. Bakit ganito ang nangyari saming tatlo? Nung kalian lang. I went upstairs. Ano bang iniiyak ko kagabi? Walang dapat iyakan. ang saya-saya namin.Ewan.. Come back here stup!d. . "Ate. eh di mabuti na yung ilayo ko muna si Camille sa kanya.. for which I don't know if I'm going to do it or not. Since nung nawala na ko rito sa bahay namin... 3 messages received. ganun na nga. I read the other messages that is sent on the day we left. Help me out! "Parang.. . okay? Wala." False words. Then my eyes averted to my phone that is lying on the bed. babalik tayo dun. Tutal. ... nag-away po ba kayo ni papa?" Camille asked. pag.
Why do I have a feeling na naiinis ako sa sarili ko for not answering his? Any of it? Sinagot ko na nga lang yung tawag ni Lawrence kesa isipin pa na naiinis ako. di pa masabi yung 'please'. halata ba sa boses ko? "Haha. Ang bilis naman nyang sumuko. Nakita mo sana yung mukha mo kanina. "Magkano ba?" I asked sarcastically. Argh. yun pala si Lawrence lang. Tsk. I'm just feeling down-on-earth these days.. With his black convertible. makikiusap na nga lang. >_< Hmp. And the messages goes on." Napakunot ang noo ko. Sakay na miss. Musta? Pasensya na hindi na ko nakakapunta sa library. Pero mahal ang bayad. Naman. Bakit. *** It's been a week since nung umalis kami sa bahay.ANO BA?! SAGUTIN MO NAMAN ANG TAWAG KO O KAYA MAGREPLY KA! .Craulo.. "Hi. Napatungo ako at yun. Ano ba?! .Craulo. SAGUTIN MO. "Hi." Biglang may naghonk sa labas. "Pano mo nalaman bahay ko?" "Kay Abby. Napansin ko ring hindi na sya nagtetext o kaya tawag lang. LOLO MO. Lanya naman to. nakita ko si Lawrence." He answered as I checked out the window. Puro ganung messages lang." "Alam ko. Alam nyo kung anong ibig kong sabihin dun sa bahay. Loser. My phone rang and I thought si Rex yun." He spoke at the phone while eyeing on me. .
I admit. "Meron nga. REX? But unfortunately. I curled up myself and hugged my knees while my hair's flowing everywhere because of the wind. Lawrence's car began to move. Then I saw it. Bababa na PO. Okay. . hindi pala sya yun. *** "Kala ko ba lilipad tayo sa moon?" I asked while comfortably sitting beside him.. "Naubusan ng rocket. Him. Di mo ba alam na lilipad ako sa moon gamit to?" "Ewan ko sayo. Smile ang kailangan mong ibayad sakin. Limited lang ang pagsakay rito miss."Hindi pera ang kailangan ko." He answered as he was driving.. the girl. kanya. I happily skipped out of the house. Akala ko. Ibang kotse pala yun." After that. I TRULY MISS HIM. "Loko. the hug. His car." "Pano kung ayoko?" "Pasensya ka. Also. Bakit mo naman ako pinuntahan?" "May pinag-awayan kayo noh?" Hindi na ko nakakibo sa tanong nya at pinagmasdan na lang ang red traffic lights." Tiningnan ko yung ibang sasakyan na gumalaw.
And now. My body loosen up the the bed." He said sarcastically as he was playing with Camille. Ayoko namang tawagan sya. I hate myself! Handcuff 28 . "He-hello?" "Hello. Yeah. I finally realized.I admit.." I washed my hands. but two crimes. pero hindi pa rin tumatawag si Rex. Two? I'm not sure about this feeling. And that is realizing that I now like him.Kapag naaalala ko yun. Tapos na ko. My phone rang. I slowly answered the phone in a small voice. Christmas na bukas. nang hindi ka naiisahan. Oo.. anak. "Oo nga ate. Baka nakakalimutan mo. Marriane?" . that I'm not just committed a single crime. "Di ko alam. "Marriane. alam ko. Hanggang kelan pa ba kayo rito ha?" Mamu asked as she was cooking and I was helping her cutting the other ingredients. I couldn't help it but to cry. Mabuti na yung mautak ka. I looked at the Christmas lights blinking hanging at the window. 2 weeks na kaming nandito. nandun pa rin kayo sa kwarto ko. Nung mapatingin ako sa screen. "Dun muna ko sa taas. Baka sabihin nyang di ko sya matiis.. Looks like I'm committing a hard crime. One is the car." I said as mamu responded with her hand over the air and I proceed to my brother's room. Craulo calling..
It was Rex. Pumunta agad ako dun sa ospital at naabutan ko si Russel sa Room 213 kausap ang doctor na sumuri sa kanya." Napansin ko rin sa mukha nya na parang namumutla sya habang asikaso sya nung nurse." Nagtaka yung doctor. Si Russel Mace to. Asawa po. "Ulcer. "Ano po bang nangyari sa kanya?!" "Calm down iha. "Alam ko po. But he's safe now."Rex? Anong nangyari sa boses mo?" "Hindi si Rex to." And the doctor walked away. naalala ko na. Sinilip ko yung nakahiga sa kama. Hay naku. Boyfriend mo ba sya?" Boyfriend? Kelan ko sya naging boyfriend? Napaisip rin ako. naconfine sa ospital." I showed him my wedding ring.. Hindi sya kumakain ng sapat that's why he suffered that." ANO?! "Saan sya sinugod?!" *** Hindi na ko nagsayang ng oras. Toinks. "Hindi po. But it's the truth. Bakit ikaw ang tumawag?" "Si Rex kasi. He suffered dehydration too. nagulat kayo. Why'd he do that?! Sira talaga ulo nun... "Ano bang nangyari sa kanya?" . Kaya nga arranged marriage eh. Nakasal kami nang walang relasyon. "Maiwan ko na muna kayo. Remember sa Hongkong?" "Ah.
tinawagan nya ko at puntahan ko raw sya sa bahay nyo. "Nanisi ka pa. "Kung di ba naman sya siraulo. iniwan mo ko eh. Hmp. Tinawagan na lang kita rito sa cellphone nya kasi alam ko kailangan ka talaga nya ngayon. As I entered the room. Pano."Hindi ko rin alam. Eto lang pala ang gagawin ko para balikan mo ko." I rolled my eyes. However. his response would have shocked me to the point of melting. Napakaarte. "Kasi naman. matagal ko na syang pinatay. taken na yan noh! As she turned around to the door. My final answer? No." "Ganyan talaga 'yang kaibigan ko. remember? Buti sila pa rin hanggang ngayon.. Tatawagin na lang kita. "Tsk. . Sige. Ayaw mo kong sagutin. Sino pa bang sisisihin ko kundi ikaw lang?" I sighed." His eyes suddenly opened." He whispered into my ear. I saw the nurse." Yah." She closed the door. ikaw na bahala sa kanya ha? Uwi muna ako sa condo ni Jenny. "I missed you so much. "Syempre noh. she whispered." I complained. I don't like him. the current situation was really different. Eh sorry talaga." Napaupo sya sa kama and I looked up at him whose gaze was on me intensely. "Bakit mo ba to ginagawa? You made me worried. Napansin ko ring wala ka sa bahay nyong dalawa. Nakakainis. Kasalanan mo to eh." With that. I think I'm going to cry of so much worry. And I saw him dying. "Nakakainis ka naman eh. I walked towards him and sat at the chair beside the bed. "Ako nang bahala sa kanya. "You responded well. What happened?" I shook my head. he pulled my arm and he wrapped me in his embrace. "Damot naman nito." I asked him. Jenny? His girlfriend. "Ikaw nga 'tong nakakainis eh." And he left. He decided to break the ice. There was a pause and at any other point in time. He is actually taken na. Basta pagkadating ko rito. nurse?" She looked at me. I felt my heart skip a beat. That's when I started to hug him too. She's admiring my hubby! "Umm." We pause there for a long time as I registered his words in my mind.
" Sumingit si mamu. "Papa!" Camille exclaimed as she passed my presence and rushed to Rex. It was Camille and mamu. Baka gumawa ka nanaman ng kalokohan eh. Binilisan ko na kasi ang takbo ko after kong marinig na nandito sya sa ospital." "Kaya pala." I stood up and opened the door." "Hay." "Anong kalokohan?" We heard a knock coming from the door. Handcuff 29 .Okay? "So. baby. I wonder if he feel the same way too. Ayun. "Papa. wala ang papa mo. naku. kaya ba kami umalis ni mama dahil nandito ka? Bakit may nakadugtong sa braso mo?" "It's nothing. Namiss nga talaga nila ang isa't isa. referring to his dad.I love him. "Ako na lang ang magbubukas. okay na ba tayo?" "I'm not sure. Paskong pasko. nagtext si mamu at sinabi ko yung nangyari. "Musta na ang baby ko?" He kissed her head. He hugged her tightly. Ano. causing us to release ourselves in our arms. I'm so happy na makikita ka pa rin ni papa mo. iiwan ko na ba sainyo si Camille?" . "Dun sya po sa mama ko magse-celebrate ng pasko. Nag-alala si mamu dahil di ako nakapagpaalam.
"Pano ba yan. Camille." "Okay lang po yun mama. mamu." I smiled. kaharap mo yung bata. pati yung mama mo." . "11 PM na pala." "Eh di sa tabi ni papa!" Camille said and I looked at her." He smirked. Inakbayan nya si Camille. san ako matutulog?" "Oo nga noh." I sighed. halos dalawang linggo mo syang inilayo sa kanya. causing her to stop laughing. anak. Iwan mo na sya rito. Alis na ko."Yes. dito tayo magse-celebrate ng unang pasko natin?" "Kagagawan mo kasi eh. Inaantok ka na tuloy." When the door closed. Kasama naman po natin si papa diba?" I was touched to her words. "Di ba po. "Tingnan mo. Maipasyal sana natin si Camille. gusto na rin tayong mag-ayos. Namiss na nga talaga si Rex." "Dun ka na lang sa couch matulog. "Hay naku." "Eh pano ba naman kasi. mama at papa ko kayo? Kaya pwede po kayong matulog ng magkatabi. "That's the spirit. "Oo na sige na. mamu. Magbati na kayong dalawa. Camille!" Camille suddenly yawned. Hindi tayo makakauwi. Pero. ayos na ba kayong dalawa?" Napatingin lang ako kay Rex." "Okay fine. "Prove it ka dyan? Kung ano-anong pinagsasasabi mo." "Bye." He smiled too. "Talaga? Then prove it. Ano. he started.
mama. kailan kaya 'to matatapos? "Gising ka pa ba?" "Oo naman." Kinuha ko yung excess pillow at kumot ni Rex at nilagay ko sa may couch. Pero bakit kinakabahan pa rin ako? Baka kasi. Aayusin ko lang ang higaan mo. "Teka lang.. wala syang gagawin kaya nakatalikod sya sakin.. "Goodnight. Wait."Pwede?" I looked at Rex who is also astonished but seem to be calm now.. Hay. "Ano nanaman ang mga pinag-iisip mo? Ganyan ba talaga kadumi ang utak mo? Pwede ba." I kissed her forehead. Also. Merry Christmas. Gaya nga ng sabi nya.. Medyo inaantok na rin ako eh. come on." When I lied beside him. baby. Camille. Naalala ko yung time na nakatabi ko sya sa kama nung nasa Hongkong kami." "Pwede ba wag kang manumbat? Hindi ako ganun kung mag-isip noh." O_O Bakit ganun? Kinakabahan pa rin ako? Nakatabi ko na sya sa kama. "Matulog na rin tayo. pwede ba? Ano ba yun?" There's a silence between us before he speak again. papa. Kakahiga ko lang." . Merry Christmas rin po. nakatalikod din ako sa kanya. He's smirking. wala akong gagawin sayo kaya matulog ka na rito. "Salamat." And she went to sleep. "Goodnight. I felt his warmth through the bed. What was he thinking?! Nabaling ang tingin ko kay Camille na talagang papasarado na ang mata.
" Handcuff 3o . "Nakatulog ka ba ng maayos?" I asked." But. Tulog na siguro sya. Napaupo kaming dalawa at napatingin sa isa't isa. "Hm. He smacked me on my forehead. Bistado ka na. Naramdaman kong gumalaw sya kaya napatungo ako at bumalik sa pagkatulog ko. Salamat. well. which is hindi naging effective. Ang ingay mo kaya noon. "Ano yun?" I asked as we rushed to the door.. Ang bilis nyang makatulog noh? "Merry Christmas. "Aray -. . h-huh? Gising ka na?" I whined. lying on the floor and was lost of her consciousness.Just NOTHING for him. Oh." I nearly smiled and faced his back." "Ang kapal mo!" I smacked his head. Gising ka na diba?" "Hmm. Magkakaroon pa yata ako ng bukol nito ah.aww!" I touched my forehead. "Hoy. "Rex. Ang cute nya talaga kung matulog ano? Wag na lang sana sya magising. When I opened my eyes. It was Candy. he didn't respond. Hehe. The sun shines brightly. "Aray! Totoo naman eh --" We heard a loud thump at the door. almost lightning the room."What for?" "Sa patience na binibigay mo sakin. Kasi hindi ka na humihilik katulad nung una tayong magkatabi. all I can see is him.
Anong magagawa ko? . "Rex.. He was about to ran away with her when I stopped him." Door closed. sorry. wag mo kong iwan. "Marriane. Pero.. "Marriane. in mamu's home. "H-huh? U-umalis sya. Parang ako yung witch na lumason kay Snow White nito." I snapped.." He. *yawn* asan po si papa?" Camille asked as she walked towards me. "Mama.. "Pero --" "Please. baby. "Babalik pa po sya diba?" "Ah. There's a silence between us before he speak again. Watching them two makes my heart torn into pieces.. oo." We deserted the hospital and took a taxi way back home.. Tara na." "Pano po si papa?" "Babalik naman tayo mamaya eh. "Dee. just ran away with her. sorry. Babalik pa sya. umuwi na muna tayo kay mamu." I shook my head." I said in a meekly voice."Dee?!" He exclaimed as he rushed to her and tried to recover her consciousness. Ang sakit. gumising ka! Candy!" But she still felt unconscious so Rex carried her in his arms like a prince.
Tara na. wala lang sa kanya yung nangyari kagabi.. Parang. Walang-wala ako sa sarili ko nung mga oras na yun.." He said as he was trying to take away the bottle of beer from me. Ang sakit. "Hello?" Said on the other line? "Lawrence. Pwede ka ba ngayon?" *** Niyaya ko sya sa isang bar para uminom.. I took my phone under the pillow and I dialed Lawrence's number.... Akala ko ba okay na kaming dalawa? Siguro nga. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko. tama na.. "An--no ba. *** Gabi na at hindi pa rin ako lumalabas ng kwarto ko. I continued crying under the piles of pillows para hindi nila marinig na umiiyak ako. Si Marriane 'to. but what just he did? He just wasted it.. Pang-anim mo nang bote yan noh. Marami na nga akong nainom. I gave him several chances.I'm just nothing but a prisoner of his. Siguro nga dahil marami na kong nainom nun. Tama. Sobra.. "Hi--hinde! Ka--kaya ko p--pa nohh. "Marriane." He stood up and tried me to guide my way outside." . I just felt crying the whole day. hindi ko p--pa ubos-s yu--yung iniinom k-ko." "Dun na lang kita ihahatid sa bahay nyo ni Rex. panaginip lang yung nangyari kagabi.
you have no choice but to set him free. I attempt to go out kaso. ang ulo ko.Ipinasok nya ko sa kotse nya. Idagdag nyo pa ang hang-over ko at etong sugat rito.. telling me that it was now 3 in the morning. I felt someone was beside me as I looked through the mist in my vision.Shout-Out Confessions. tapos -yun na lang ang naalala ko." Napasandal na lang ako sa sandalan ng upuan. which means hinatid ako ni Lawrence rito." I felt so groggy and tired. And kung hindi ka nya talaga ganun kamahal katulad ng pagmamahal mo sa kanya. "Well. nya 'to. "Argh. "Gising ka na pala. He stood up... At the time that he was now inside the car. sinarado nya agad yung pinto. Nalaman ko na lang na nandito ako sa kwarto ni Rex. I opened my eyes and found Rex's head buried under his arms. ang sakit.. sa puso ko. I tried to clear my mind of what happened. *sigh* that's love." I complained.. ginaga." He started the engine and drove away. Masasaktan ka talaga.wa?" I felt my hand was taken by him. Ang sakit talaga." And he walked out of the room. "Ugh. nagawa.. Okay.. "Teka. Kasama ko si Lawrence kagabi na uminom... *yawn.*" "Ang sakit talaga ng ulo ko.. . Yeaaa. ba akong. He suddenly woke up by the noise I made.. I started to cry. I looked at the clock hanging at the wall. Kukuha kita ng kape para dyan. *sniff* mali sa kanya kaya. "May.... What if I can't set him free? Handcuff 31 ...
nabi ko yun kagabi?" I asked and he nodded. "Ano b-ba. "Di ba dapat nasa ospital ka ngayon?" "Nagcheck-out na ko pagdating ng hapon pagkatapos kong isugod si Candy sa ER. I stood steadily and pointed my hand like a year older." Candy nanaman." I groaned. Mahiya ka naman.. Palulunukin kita ng candy nang matauhan ka kung sinong kaharap mo ngayon.He went back with a cup of black coffee in his hand. wag kang malikot. "Anong nangyari sa kanya?" He attempted to carry me but I explode when I realized that he was the cause of this ache. Then. Inumin mo.. His phone suddenly rang and he answered it. my not-so-clear vision saw Rex at the door." He pressed the doorbell. "Halos murahin mo na nga ako at isumpa sa harap ni Lawrence kagabi. "Teka.. "Oh. Uminom ako ng unti bago ako nagsalita. "HEH! WAG MO NGA AKONG MAHAWAK-HAWAKAN! WAG KANG LALAPIT!" I exclaimed as I shove him away and Lawrence's hand too." *Flashback* When we arrived at the front of our house. "Candy? Bakit?" ." "Huh? Anong pinagsasasabi mo? Kelan kita ginanun?" "Kagabi. "Rex?" Said the other line. IKAW! !@#$ KA! !@#$%^&* KA SA BUHAY KO! DAPAT SA'YO !@#$%$#@ NA! NAKAKA@#$!%^* KA! I !@#$%^ HATE YOU!" *End of Flashback* "Si. "HOY. Medyo narinig ko yung boses sa kabilang linya.. approaching me.." He handed me the cup as he sat down. he took me out. ay--yoko pang umu--wi.
" I shook my head. trying to be so nice. I felt him walking towards me." He begged. "Ayoko nga sabi.I shove the phone away from his ears as I hear her voice says. IBALIK MO NGA SAKIN YAN!" "Ayoko. I tried to recall what he just said before he took his phone and left me hanging to his words.Escape." "TANG*NA NAMAN! ANO NANAMAN BANG PROBLEMA MO HA?!" He exclaimed. ALAM KO BA KUNG ANONG NARARAMDAMAN MO NGAYON HA?! HINDI AKO MANHID GAYA NG INAAKALA MO!" "BAKIT HINDI MO ALAM NA GUSTO KITA KUNG MANHID KA?! -. "Amp. HA?! BAKIT. "Ano ba?! Ba't mo pinatay?" I just kept my silence at that time. "BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID KUNG GUSTO KITA?!" . "ANG PROBLEMA KASI SAYO. A few hours passed as that came up to our conversation. I finally faced him. 'I need you. ANO BA. "Ibalik mo na. Handcuff 32 .BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID KUNG GUSTO KITA HA?!" We exclaimed in unison. almost hiding my eyes beneath my hair. NAPAKACLUELESS MONG TAO! HINDI MO BA ALAM ANG NARARAMDAMAN KO NGAYON?! IKAW NA YATA ANG PINAKAMANHID NA TAONG NAKILALA KO!" "AT BAKIT AKO NAGING CLUELESS.' before I shut the phone off.
Lecheng cellphone. kaya mo yan. Ilang years na rin tayong dalawa kaya hindi mo ko madadala ng drama mo dyan. Remember nung elementary pa tayo? Natapos mong sagutan yung DD cards noon." "Girl. gabi na nga tayo nun nakauwi eh.." "Girl. Want my accompany? Need a shoulder?" I sighed. hindi ko alam kung totoo o hindi." "Are you okay?" "Yeaaa. ewan... Basta pagdating sa kanya. Siguro nga.. pinagtitripan ako ngayon ng fate.. I wish I can escape everything that's happening in my life with him in our own paradise. I really don't know if he really meant everything that he says or he was just lying. Sasakay na lang siguro ako sa kalokohan ng tadhana na ginawa para sakin. Kilala kita. when it comes to him.Did he just say that? Did he really meant what he just said? O baka naman sinabi nya lang yun para patigilin nya ko sa pagsasalita ko? Well.. *** My phone rang at the middle of my sleep." . "Hello?" "Marriane! Merry Christmas! Hindi ba tayo lalabas?" "Uh. lying is a really good way into Hades. ayoko. Okay lang ako. "Hindi na. Halos ikulong mo na yung teacher natin nun para bantayan ka lang. Hay..
. He's always with her because she's making her last moments with him.. Bye." Huh? Si Candy. para suriin sya araw-araw." I ended the conversation."What's the point?" "Na habang buhay. Mga 14 years old nya naramdaman yun. The door suddenly opened. weird example. . Her father explained everything to me tungkol sa kalagayan nya... Mabuti naman at marunong kang magpakumbaba. she wants to spend her last moments with me." His voice sounds so convincing to me now. Goodluck!" Hayy. There was silence between us before I could speak. "Tawag na lang ako sa'yo.. Nababanas lang talaga ako sa sarili ko ngayon. Ang sama ko. Bumalik sya rito dahil." "Hanggang." I misunderstand everything between them. girl. Next year. Hindi man lang nya sinabi sakin yun hanggang sa umalis sila rito sa bansa. lagi syang dinadalaw ng doctor nya pagkatapos ng klase nya." "Pasensya na kung nasigawan kita kanina. "May sakit sa puso?" "Oo. Bukod sa nag-aaral sya dun.. kalian na lang sya?" "Pagkaraan siguro ng January.. hindi ka nawawalan ng pag-asa. Aish. "Dumating ka na pala.. "Ano bang nangyari kay Candy at bigla na lang syang hinimatay nung nakaraang araw?" "Inatake nanaman sya sa puso.
. I really like you. Then it happened again. Hindi yung bigla ka na lang manghahablot ng cellphone at sasabihin mong gusto mo ko." ." I said and turned to walk away."Siguro naman. oo. But then." Reasonable ba? Lumabas ka na lang muna kasi Marriane. The kiss. para sa'yo. "I really meant what I said kanina. But. Then he smiled. "Wha-what do you mean? Hindi ko alam yung sinasabi mo. Ikaw. kaya ko pang magtiis. I pushed him when said those four words. "Ah. His eyes were only seeing. I looked at him in shock. naiintindihan mo na.. "Kaya mo pang magtiis diba?" "Oo." He said at bumitaw ako. he suddenly grabbed my hands and hugged me." O_O "Ku-kumain ka na ba?" I asked. Sino ba rito ang asawa ko kundi ikaw lang?" There was an awkward silence between us. "We have this. and we always going to have this. kumain ka na ba?" "Don't try to change the subject.. Diba lagi ka namang ganyan? Always escaping over anything? Then do it. mine. He hugged me again and whispered at my back." Napaka-awkward naman nitong usapan na 'to. it was a gentle one this time. "Pero si Candy--" "See this ring?" He raised his hand and also mine.. showing our wedding rings. Pwede bang bumalik ka muna kay Candy? Pinapaalala mo kasi yung kanina eh. trying to change the subject. "L-lalabas na muna ako.
Binalikan ko si Camille sa bahay ni mamu. hindi na. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo." Tumawa lang kaming dalawa at bumaba ako ng kotse nya.." "Oo naman. Nagvolunteer naman si Lawrence na ihatid kami papunta dun sa bahay namin ni Rex. "Hello?" ." I said and I raised my hand as a proof." He said as if he was a tour guide. She's very excited talaga. she's so happy. hindi na kayo mag-aaway pa. I wonder kung sya na 'to. "Sige na. Hindi na mangyayari uli yun. "Mama. A complete family. may pinuntahan sya siguro. Baka kung --." I answered as I sat on the couch. Salamat. "Mama. Dang.. "Mag-aaway nanaman po ba kayo ni papa? Iiwanan nanaman po ba natin sya?" "No. "Here's the stop.Handcuff 33 . Hindi na. I just waved goodbye and umalis na siya ng nakapasok na ako ng bahay. mam. The phone suddenly rang. matutupad na rin ang hiling ni Camille. papasok na po ako!" Camille said and went out of the car." Sumunod naman si Camille. Promise. Kapag may nangyari uli. ako na mismo ang kikitil sa buhay nya. I now have this trust on him. asan po si papa?" "Ah. Magluluto muna ako ng dinner natin.. Sheesh. siguro naman.Sad. 7 pm na kaya at hindi pa rin sya dumarating. Look. I told her that we're coming back so I packed our things. Camille. "Hay.. Things are getting smoothly. Until someone broke it. indeed.NAH.
"Mama. Then I thought of it. Musta na ang anak ko?" "Umm. Marriane. si Andrea lang pala --- S-S-SI. gutom na ko!" Camille shouted as she was going downstairs. pag nalaman nyang naaapektuhan si Camille sa naging away namin ni Rex. malalagot ako nito.."Marriane.. "Yes. "An. "Hello?" "Umm. "Mama oh. "Ikaw pala 'yan!" "Yeah." Tinawag ko si Camille to answer the phone." ." Oh.. "Hello po? Mommy! Namimiss ko na po kayo!" She cried.. Please. wag muna." She said in a sad tone. I think she heard her voice... parang pamilyar ang boses na 'to ah." Don't say it. I don't want to hear it." Naku. Kukunin na ba nya samin si Camille? Please.. Andrea. ANDREA?! If you ask me who is that. that's Camille's biological mom na pinsan ni Rex. "Can I. can I talk to her?" "Sige.. she's fine! She's always okay and fine.. Teka lang ah. ikaw ba yan?" Teka. May I ask who are you?" "It's me.no?" "I'm going to take her na. don't say it.
" "Talaga po? Yayyyy!! Magkikita na kami ni mommy!!!" She jumped in joy. "Wag mo muna syang kunin." And she hung up. "Kasi naman. Sige. "Ikaw lang po ang mama ko habang buhay.. Stup!d ka talaga. "Anong sabi po ni mommy ko?" "Ku.. di ko kayang tiisin." Huh? Anong ibig sabihin ng sya lang ang pakay nya? May iba pa ba bukod sa kanya? "I'm gonna call na lang when things here will be arranged na. Tuloy." I whispered to the phone and hung it too. hindi ba kayo magtatagal ni Camille rito pagkakuha mo sa kanya?" "Hindi na. "Re-really? So kelan?" Argh. ayaw na ata kitang ibigay. Hindi pala talaga kayang tiisin ng isang magulang ang anak noh?" "Yeah.. I'm still at the phone kahit na binaba na nya. bye. bakit ka sad?" Bigla namang tumulo yung luha ko.. Napamahal na sakin si Camille kahit kalahating taon palang kami nagkakasama.Please. Bigla syang napatigil. kukunin ka na nya samin.. "Hin. malungkot. At ako naman. At tsaka. Ba't di mo sabihin sa kanya direct to the point? "By this weekend." Ako rin kaya. Marriane. Camille. Tutal. Don't. bigla-bigla ka na lang kukunin ng mommy mo samin. "Mama." . si Camille lang naman ang pakay ko dyan sa Pinas." I cried.. Sya lang. dahil alam ko na wala ang kanyang biological dad. She hugged me. gusto ko ring tuparin ang hiling ni Camille. But.
sabi nya kukunin na nya raw po ako!" "Huh?" Napatingin sakin si Rex. look what you've done at your mother. "I love you mama." Napapikit na lang ako ng mata ko at napatigil na ko sa pag-iyak. A loud growl on her stomach sounded that made us move again. tumawag dito si mommy." Binuhat ko sya papuntang dining room para kumain. ikaw nga 'tong laging lumalabas eh --" "Mag-aaway nanaman po ba kayo?" . hindi po ba tayo kakain?" "Ah! Nga pala! Kakain pa pala tayo." I kissed her on her head. kumain na nga tayo. Ikaw naman po ang mama ko. "Alam mo ba papa. Haha."What about your mommy?" "Sya po ang mommy ko. baby. And I love my mommies.. She said she's going to retrieve Camille by weekend. "Mama. sumasayad na ang nguso sa lupa. "Andito na ko!" I heard Rex's voice from the living room and I saw him walking towards here. starting to eat...." He said. "Andito pala ang baby namin na si Camille. "Don't make any plans bukas ha? It's our family day tomorrow. okay. "Totoo ba yun? Tumawag rito si Andrea?" "Oo. He turned to Camille." "I love you too. Anong gagawin natin?" "Ah! Lumabas po tayo bukas! Gusto ko pong pumunta ng Enchanted Kingdom!" "Ah." I answered in a sad tone. Halika na. "Camille.." He turned to me again." He kissed her on the head and then sat on the other seat which is next to me. "Hay naku.
. "No. indeed." We were sitting at the bench while Lawrence was leaning at the wall as the people passed us with their baggages." And he kissed my forehead. I wish we could be like this. Basta. nagpromise si mama? That will never happen again.Departure Confession. "Yup. kukunin pa rin samin si Camille. London to Philippines has now arrived. Cheesy...We looked at Camille. sweetie. Remember.. "Stop pouting. Sad. Inakbayan naman nya ko. Handcuff 34 . *** "Flight 507. We're at the airport. forever. And this is the day that Camille will be taken away from us. lumabas kaming tatlo. kasama ko pa rin sila nun. eh? But it was good. Hindi ko maexplain kung ano ang nararamdaman ko nung mga oras na yun. The day after. diba?" I looked at Rex.. Yup." .. Hindi na." Rex opted. ^___^ But then. "Shut up.
Oh. her eyes widened. "Ikaw na ang bumili. baby. "Bibili muna ako ng ticket pabalik. Bakit ba? Is there something wrong? Camille suddenly pulled her in front of Lawrence. "'Lika. Teka. ang bait po sakin ni tito Lawrence --." Pero bago pa sya makaalis.true mother with a small bag. sasamahan na lang kita. "I miss you mommy!" "I missed you too. nahawakan na ni Lawrence ang braso ni Andrea. "Teka --" "Ikaw na ang bumili... Napatingin uli ako dun sa dalawa na hindi pa rin gumagalaw hanggang ngayon. . nakakita ng multo." She said as her eyes were shut. Baka kung anong gawin sakin ni Lawrence eh. meet tito Lawrence!" As Andrea saw his face. Until she broke it and looked at me. maybe there was something really wrong. Walang makapagsalita sa kanilang dalawa kundi si Camille lang." Naku.MOMMY!" She exclaimed as she saw her mother -. "Alam mo po ba mommy. hindi sya magtatagal. he looked so vulnerable. I was about to take Camille's baggage as I suddenly looked at Lawrence and he was like. She dashed over to her and hugged her.mama. hindi yan ang Lawrence na nakilala ko ah. "Mommy."Ang tagal naman ni -. "B-bakit?" "Naiihi po ako!" Naman. Sabi ko nga." She suddenly looked at me." Nagsalita naman si Andrea. Napalakad naman ako ng mabilis papalayo sa kanila. sandali." Sabi naman ni Rex at umalis na sila. nakakabitin naman 'tong si Camille oh. With dark portal eyes and cold expression.
" "I don't.Sad Departure.WALA AKONG PERA. hindi. PWEDE BA?! Papunta na ko sa kanila nang marinig ko ang mga boses nila. Patay na ang daddy nya. "You know me. Don't act like you don't know me at all. Wala syang daddy na katulad mo. napatakip ako sa bunganga ko." He sighed. Na parang nag-aaway sila. "I can feel it. "Hanggang kelan ka ba magiging ganto sakin ha?! Sya na yun diba?" Anong sya? Sino? Magkakilala ba sila? "Ba't mo naman nasabi ha?" Silence occurred." "I don't. Napatago naman ako sa may pader malapit sa kanila. Anak ko sya." "Kilala mo ko. Hindi mo sya anak. Andrea. Pero nung marinig ko ang mga sumunod na sinabi ni Lawrence." ." "Eh sa hindi naman talaga kita kilala eh!" She exclaimed." Handcuff 35 . anak natin sya. "Don't be like that. "No.
Just don't leave me. Ngayong napalaki ko sya ng maayos. "It's too late to change everything."Bakit mo ba sya nilalayo sakin? May karapatan naman ako sa kanya diba?" "Wala kang karapatan sa kanya. Totoo ba talaga yun? Naguguluhan ako sa mga narinig ko. Nung time na kailangan ko ng tagapagtanggol laban sa tatay ko. Hinarap ko naman si Lawrence. "Nung sinabi ko sa'yo noon na merong tao dito sa tyan ko. si Camille?" . And now." She escaped successfully into his arms and she passed me with tears in her eyes. Kahit anong gawin mo." "No..." Napaupo sya sa may bench. Don't. I know what I did is wrong. diba? Kaya." "Why not?!" "You've just said it before. hindi mo sya makukuha sakin. Maayos na ang buhay naming dalawa. "Kanina ka pa dyan diba?" "Totoo ba yun? Ha? Anak mo. You hate responsibilities. "Please. We can start all over again. tinakasan mo ko. Pagod na ko. wala na sila. Si Lawrence na nakilala ko sa kalsada na sinabihan akong hindi dapat ako humarang sa kalsada dahil delikado. kukunin mo naman sya sakin. Wala kang karapatan sa kanya dahil ako lang ang kinilala nyang tatay at nanay nya!" I was astonished at that time. hindi ako makalapit sa'yo nun. iniwan nya 'tong si Andrea with a big responsibility?! But then. she started to cry. Alam mo namang tutol sayo noon ang parents ko.. Aalis kami ni Camille. hindi ka dumating.. Wag mo na kaming guluhin." She was about to walk when he suddenly hugged her. has a child?! And then.
"Maiintindihan nya yun. I can feel it. "Camille."Ang liit talaga ng mundo ano? Sabi ko na nga ba. Baka nga. "Mabubuo rin ang pamilya mo balang araw. Ano kayang iniisip nya ngayon? Susunod pa rin ba sya kina Camille? "Sige na baby." We looked at Andrea with 2 tickets." "Huh?" He lifted his head to me." "Pero. Napatingin naman ako kay Lawrence at hindi ko sya mabasa. I felt bad to Lawrence." He said." . "Mama!" I looked back to see Rex and Camille. hayaan mo munang makapag-isip si Andrea about that. "Nang makaalis na tayo agad." Then her eyes shifted to Lawrence and continued." I smiled. cotton candy. "Pero. Camille hugged me. "Meron ba nyan rito?" I asked." "Nagpabili pa kasi 'to ng cotton candy eh. Trust me. But angry because of what he did to Andrea. for the mean time. Pero. It's not yet time. "Maiintindihan naman yun ni Camille eh. "Antagal nyo ah. "Bye mama." He sighed and shook his head." He turned away. "Ayan na sya. Si Andrea?" "Bumili ng ticket." I said and he gently smiled at me." Silence occurred. tama ang instincts ko. natatakot rin ako na malaman ni Camille ang totoo." That maybe hit him. She always wished for a complete family every night. "Dun yun sa kabila. wala na po si daddy. Believe me. mas maging masaya sya dahil makukumpleto na ang pamilya na gusto nya. Magpaalam ka na sa kanila. Napansin ko nga rin yung kinakain ni Camille." She whispered and looked at me.
With a cold breeze passed us. Binigay nyo na po ang best nyo. they started to walk." Rex called. Niyaya namin si Lawrence kaso.. Kumain kami pagkauwi namin sa bahay. Lumalamig na yung pagkain mo. I snapped out of my thoughts when I saw him looking at me." "Like what?" "Yung tungkol sa kanilang tatlo. "Pasensya ka na." I nodded as I drank water." "Hindi po. wala raw syang gana. Dahil siguro dun. his eyes averted to Andrea but she took her eyes off easily." She released me and hugged Rex too." "Sorry sa lahat. Handcuff 36 . leaving Lawrence behind. When he released her. laging nakabantay sa'yo. Hindi nabigay ni papa yung best nya. Marami lang akong iniisip ngayon. Si Lawrence na mismo ang yumakap sa kanya.. "Hmm. Sana hindi na po kayo mag-away." "Sino? Sina Lawrence. Camille at si Andrea?" He asked before he took a bite at his food.Good Sides. *sigh* "Hoy. Kasi nagbati pa rin kayo ni mama. "Bye papa."Andyan lang sya. "Anong meron sa kanila?" ." She released him and turned to Lawrence. Camille.
He suddenly changed into a vulnerable one. "Sundan mo sila! Ayokong gayahin mo ang ginawa ko noon.. hinarap ko sila. Drenched in blood and full of cuts on their faces. hindi ko pa rin ginawa ang dapat. Boses ni Rex yun ah. "Rex! Lawrence! Anong nangyari sa inyo?! Nagsuntukan ba kayo?!" I exclaimed. dapat alam mo diba?" "Hindi ko pa kaya sya kilala noon. "Ano? Anak ni Lawrence si. That's what I'm expecting you to do!" Nung naging sigaw ang pagsasalita nya. He stood up." ." He attempted to punch him again when I held his arm and looked into his eyes. Hindi ko ipinaglaban ang tama."Anak nila si Camille. "Wag mong sabihing gagayahin mo rin ang ginawa ko?" "Eh. Please. gawin mo ang dapat. "Labas lang ako." Natigilan si Rex sa narinig nya. Camille? Panong nangyari yun?" "Hindi ko rin alam. Teka. Basta na lang ako sumuko. "I'm telling you. He wiped his nose that is bleeding right now. Nagtago ako sa may gate. An awkward silence came." And he walked out of this house. I approached Rex.. Ano bang nangyayari sa kanya? *** Pagkatapos kong maghugas. Hindi ko sya sinundan. Guess what I saw? Rex and Lawrence. lumabas ako only to hear a familiar voice. Hindi ko man nagawang pigilan sya. anong gagawin ko?!" Boses naman 'yon ni Lawrence." He drank water and stared far away. "Stop it.
" "Iniisip ko lang naman yung bata. "Ayokong gayahin nya ang ginawa ko. Kinuha ko kaagad yung cotton at nilagyan ng alcohol. Sige na." He broke a smile infront of me." At wala na kong nagawa kundi iwanan na sya. "Kaya mo ba?" "Oo." Sabi ko sabay diniin yung cotton sa pasa niya. "Arrh. Tiningnan ko ang mga pasa at sugat nya." He slowly walked. Kasalanan mo 'yan kung bakit may mga sugat ka.Wala na syang nagawa kundi pumasok na lang sa bahay at pinuntahan ko naman si Lawrence. At tsaka. Pero alam naman siguro ni Lawrence ang ginagawa nya. niligpit ko yung medical kit at napaupo sa tabi nya." "Hay nako. kaya ko pa. Tatawag na lang ako sa bahay para kunin ako rito. "Rex. pinamumukha sa kanya na wala na syang tatay." I stood up and went to the cabinets. alam ko kung anong intensyon mo. Pano na lang si Camille? Ano yun. "Teka. mag-iintay sya sa wala. Iniisip lang nya ang magiging reakyon ni Camille." He stood up. "Teka. "Tama nga sya. "Kung di ba naman t@nga ang lalaking yan. sandali!" Inalalayan ko sya sa braso. wag ka ngang basta-basta nanununtok ng tao? You know that it's intolerable. hindi na rin sya magiging malungkot." He called. "Wag na. Ano ba? Ako na nga lang kasi. dahan-dahanin mo naman." . Nung nilagyan ko na ng band-aid ang lahat ng sugat nya. "Wag kang makulit. Napatahimik na lang kami bigla habang ginagamot ko sya. "Aray." He took the cotton on my hand. *sigh* Kung alam lang nya ang totoo. Sige. "Anong wag? Mamaya maimpeksyon yan eh. hinarap ko naman si Rex sa may couch. kukunin ko lang yung medical kit." I retrieved the cotton out of his hand." He rested his head to the couch. "Ano bang nangyari? Gusto mo gamutin natin yan?" "Wag na.." I took the medical kit and went to him. "Alis muna ako. lalaki sya ng walang tatay sa tabi nya? Pagkatapos." I sighed. Pagpasok ko sa bahay. Dun na lang ako mag-iintay sa park.
Marco at yung papa nya -este papa namin. ". I sighed as his presence disappeared. "Iniisip mo nanaman ba si Lawrence ha? Baka gusto mong bugbugin ko pa sya." Hinawakan nya ang kamay ko at tinaas. Ano kaya mga plano nya? I snapped out of my thoughts when someone held my hand. Nagpasya kami ni Rex na salubungin ang New Year kasama sina mamu." "Hindi ako manununtok. nagmamalasakit lang ako. Daig mo pa ang cornick.. And it's all because of a child. Akala ko sarili lang nya ang iniisip nya. then I smiled." ." Aigoo. ang korni mo. I'm so happy na nakikita ko unti-unti ang mga good sides nya. I'm so glad dahil may malasakit pala sya sa ibang tao.." And he walked out." "Magsisimula ka nanaman ba ng away? Eto. Hindi pa rin ako kinontact ni Lawrence pagkatapos nung araw na yun. Handcuff 37 . Feel ko magdrums ngayon. O baka naman nagseselos ka?" "Manahimik ka nga.... "Baka manuntok ka nanaman. At tsaka."Teka!" I called and he looked back.Meaning. I was just worried na baka wala ako dyan. since kelan pa 'to naging cheesy? "But he's not anybody. Si Rex lang pala. Ayoko lang kasi na. New Year's Eve.kung sino-sino ang nasa isip mo..
"... Malapit na pala.. Nakakasira ka ng moment ah... "MARCO?!" Marco laughed harder at us." "Anong sabi mo? Di kita marinig!" I shouted. Medyo hindi ko narinig kasi marami nang nagpapaputok malapit samin. Ayoko ngang makisali. he pulled me by the waist and kissed me gently... Ako? I laughed at them." Anong sabi nya? "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" With that. Pero may nagpapaputok na ng mga fireworks sa langit. Napapikit na lang ako dahil sa saya na naramdaman ko nung mga oras na yun... Ayun.. May nagpaputok malapit samin. Seven. "..." I mumbled as I looked up in the sky. Four. Magkatabi na nga lang tayo. Mamaya maputukan pa ko eh.Six. ." Natigilan kami nung narinig namin na nagca-countdown na sila. Two..Three. hindi mo pa ko marinig..."Bakit. naghagisan sila ng paputok.. Eight. Five.. *BOOM* "AAAAAHHH!!!" I yelled as we stopped kissing. may nasabi ba 'kong mali?" "Ten. Pero hindi naman nagpatalo si Rex... One!" "Lanya naman.. "Wow.. "You want a New Year present?" He asked as I was still looking up in the sky.. Nine. ang ganda.. at alam ko kung sino yun.
03. To: Marriane & Rex . Napansin kong kinompyuter pa nya yung sulat. But now. naduduwag akong harapin sila. Hi-tech talaga 'tong si Lawrence. Try again later. Nasa eroplano na siguro ako ngayon habang binabasa mo 'to. Kasi. Musta? Siguro nagtataka ka na kung bakit ako nagsulat sa'yo. But believe me. walang naputukan sa kanilang dalawa. From: Lawrence Eh? Galing kay. Kasi. ^_____^ *** "Sorry.. Aishh.. *sigh* Bakit naman kasi not in service yung cellphone ni Lawrence? Ano na kayang nangyari sa kanya? I opened the gate only to find a letter on the mailbox. I admit. Kasi.01. natatakot ako na di nila ako tanggapin..." I sadly ended the call. kaya napagpasyahan ko na . I decided to follow them.I decided to watch the fireworks nalang. Lawrence? Pumasok naman agad ako sa loob at napaupo sa couch bago ko binuksan yung sulat.. natatakot akong malaman ang reaksyon ni Camille. thanks to your husband. natamaan rin ako sa mga explanations nya.. Hahah. A coward. I immediately took it and looked at the sender.. I know what you're now thinking of me nung mga oras na nasa airport tayo nun. the number you dialed is not yet in service.07 Marriane.
Naliwanagan ako ng husto.. I wiped my tears. thank you for showing me friendship. Ingat. Lagot ka talaga sakin. I really appreciate the things that you've done for me. "Pero." Suddenly. "Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni papa na walang multo rito." Teka. may meaning kaya 'to? . "Natauhan rin sya. Rex. Lawrence "Ano yan?" Napalingon ako sa tabi ko. kita na lang tayo pag naayos na ang lahat sa'ming tatlo..sundan sila. ako talaga mismo papatay sa'yo. ibinalik nya uli sakin yung sulat." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor. Agad naman kaming napatakbo sa kusina. And. puzzled." Umiiyak na pala ako. Kinuha nya yung sulat at binasa nya.. Salamat talaga ng malaki. Magiging maayos rin ang lahat sa kanila diba?" He smiled. Nga pala. Salamat sa explanations. "Andyan ka pala. ayokong tatawagan ako ni Marriane nang umiiyak ha? Kundi. Wag mo na 'kong tatawagin na duwag dahil hindi na ko ganun. "Baso lang pala. Thank you talaga. Sorry sa mga inasta ko nung mga nakaraang araw.. Wag mo na syang paiiyakin uli. "Oo. pano naman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya. Pagkatapos nyang mabasa. Pano. we heard a loud crash from the kitchen. Kaya ko 'to." "Oo nga. may multo rito?" I asked.
sumama?" "Sure. "Rex. "Ako na lang ng magwawalis.." "Hindi yan. Wag mo nang patulan. But. it's Candy." He pushed me through the living room. "Ingat ka sa pagwawalis. Baka masugatan ka. lunch box?" "Ah. may sakit yung tao. dadalhan ko si Candy ng pagkain.. I'm still thinking about the meaning part..Handcuff 38 . Alam ko naman na malaki ang malasakit nya dito." He was about to walk out when I called him. "Rex.. alis muna ako. Natapos na nyang linisin yung nabasag na baso kaya sya lumabas hawak-hawak yung lunch box. Napansin kong may lunch box sa mesa. pwede ba 'kong." I admit. medyo nasaktan ako. "Pano. Mukhang statwa na ako rito.. Hindi na rin ako magtataka. Dalawin ko lang si Candy. May meaning kaya? "Dun ka na lang muna sa sala." *** .Complicated." He said as he looked for the broom and dustpan." At bumalik sya uli sa kusina. para saan 'yang.. Baka mabubog ka pa rito. At tsaka remember.
"Oi. "Sino ba sya sa buhay mo ha?!" "She's my wife. I wish I was invisible by now! "Gising ka pala.." "Eto oh ---" "Get out. Napayuko na lang ako ng ulo habang papalabas ng kwarto." He pulled me gently as we entered the room. "Dee ---" "Get out. eh. Napalakas yung boses nila kaya narinig ko ang pinag-uusapan nila. I wish I didn't exist. Dahil alam kong mangyayari 'to. "N-nagbibiro ka lang. Marriane. "Hmm?" I asked as I was hiding behind the door. "Wala kang dapat ikatakot. I leaned at the wall beside the door. We saw Candy sitting on the bed." Was the word that I was expecting her to say. I wish I didn't exist. kasi. He sighed. referring to me. tama lang ba talaga na sumama ako rito?" I wandered." She said.." Silence occurred. As her head lifted to us. Tama nga na hindi dapat ako sumama sa kanya rito. Dinalhan ka nga pala namin ng pagkain. sumama ka rito diba? Kaya pumasok ka na. the atmosphere suddenly went tense. At tsaka." Rex called when he entered the door. I need to talk to him PERSONALLY. diba?" . "Bakit ka nagtatago? Hindi ka ba papasok?" "Ah.
" "PANO KO HINDI MAG-AALALA EH PWEDE NA SYANG KUNIN NGAYON?!" I was shocked. That way. bigla ko na lang narinig yung sigaw ni Rex. "Tawagin mo yung doktor. Ayun nga. "Pwede. "Kamusta na po sya?" ."I'm not kidding. "DEE!" Napatakbo naman ako sa loob." He muttered. Pinindot ko yung button dun sa wall. Wag kang mag-alala." A long silence occurred. "REX!" I shouted. Pagkatapos. I sighed and hugged his shoulders. at kung anu-ano pang mga importante na kailangan nilang icheck. Tapos. "Sorry. Pero di pa rin sya mapakali. Basta. umupo ka naman? Nakakahilo ka kaya. dumating na yung doktor kasama yung mga iba pang nurse. BILIS!" He exclaimed as he was holding Candy. Pinuntahan kami nung doktor pagkalabas nya ng kwarto. Totoo. "ANO?!" Nagulat naman ako sa tono ng pananalita nya ngayon kaya napasandal ako sa kinauupuan ko. chineck nila yung pulse rate. I was just shocked. At dahil nga doktor at nurse sila." Ayun. sumunod naman sya. Hindi talaga mapakali si Rex. Kita naman sa palakad-lakad efek nya. pupunta agad yung doktor rito.. "She's going to be fine.. kinausap kami ng doktor na dun daw muna kami sa labas.
I exited the hospital and locked myself in my room at the house. Then came an old fat man. Rex sat beside her and touched her forehead. It was him. And before I knew it. Sana wala na lang na ulan." Pagkatapos. madilim ang ulap ko ngayon. susundin ko na lang si Rex. about 40+. So dark. Natutulog na sa Candy nung pumasok kami. still umiiyak pa rin ako. anak!" He exclaimed as he ran through her." I smiled. umalis na sya. Pag hindi na nakaya ng ulap. You can now go in. bigla na lang babagsak. Nagmumukha akong iyakin nito. yung umiiyak ako. the door opened. "Umiiyak ka ba?" . alis na ko. may rainbow pang lalabas pagkatapos ng ulan? "Marriane."She's now in good condition." "Kamusta na sya?" "Ayos na po sya ngayon. Maybe her dad. Kasi. di ko nanaman mapigilan ang umiyak. Napadungaw ako sa bintana. Feeling ko. "Candy." I heard knocks on the door and then it opened. Sa tingin nyo kaya. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko." "Sabay na lang tayo --" "Hindi na. Hindi ko na kaya pang ihandle kaya di ko na napigilan ang umiyak." Just as what I am thinking now. "Rex. Just like my feelings now." Then. no matter what. look at the sky. Suddenly. Maiwan ko muna kayo. Basta. I just shook my head. Sana lagi na lang may araw. Sa lahat ng ayoko. "Uncle. umuulan pala. "Kita na lang tayo sa bahay. Ayun. our situation really is complicated.
When I heard those words from him." I quickly wiped my tears. "Kamusta na si Candy --" "Marriane. There was silence between us. 'bakit kailangan humantong 'to sa ganito?' ." He sat beside me. "Wag mo kong lokohin." "Hmm?" "Magdivorce na tayo. There were many questions popped into my head. Neither one of us couldn't speak.Letting Go. Naubos na siguro ang luha ko kaya wala nang lumabas sa mga mata ko."Hi-hindi! Na-napuwing lang ako. One of those is. parang tumigil ang mundo ko. until I broke it." Handcuff 39 .
Sorry talaga... siguro.. this means. What about this?" I asked as I raised our hands with our wedding rings.. hanggang dun lang tayo...." "So.. me. may multo rito?" I asked. it's over. puzzled. "Pero. Kailangan nya ko. ." He faced me.." *Flashback* "Baso lang pala. He suddenly wore off his ring and gave it to me. you chose her over me?" He sighed. She's alone. She's dying." "Kai. kailangan din kita. susundin ko na lang si Rex.. "Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to. "Ayokong pairalin ang puso ko ngayon."Rex bakit? Bakit kailangan pa natin magdivorce?!" "It's because ito ang tama. At tsaka.." Teka." "THEN WHAT ABOUT ME?!" He shook his head. may meaning kaya 'to? --- Basta. pano naman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya. She needs me. But Marriane. Maybe. "Hindi ko pala kaya. "I dunno. Hindi ko kayang iwan sya sa laban nya ngayon. no matter what. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni papa na walang multo rito." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor. "You.
*End of Flashback* Bigla na lang ako bumitaw. Is there something between them? That's when I knew it. Mr." "Pano kung --" "Wala nang pano-pano. ".. .it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako." I looked straightly in his eyes.. kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang. Hindi mo kaya diba? Pwes." I sighed. Mamu. Basta. Marami nga ang nagulat eh. Hugging each other. Bigla nya kong niyakap at napaiyak. But what about this feeling? "Pero.. "Hindi ko alam. Ewan ko kung bakit defensive sina mamu at Mr. "." He started as I suddenly looked at him. I just saw them.kung kaya kitang intayin. With closed eyes efek. Lopez.. Sabi ko yun sa sarili ko na susundin ko sya. It's been a week since we annulled our marriage. tears rolling through my cheeks.. *** Letting go is never been easier for me. until that day came. Lopez. I'll do anything para balikan ka. Hindi ko kayang magpromise pero.. Sina Lawrence lang ang hindi pa nakakaalam. Babalikan kita." With that. I left him standing there while I was walking out of the room. hindi ko rin kaya. Susundin ko sya. babalikan kita..
THE WHOLE TIME? SA SIMULA PALANG?!" "Anak --" "WHY DIDN"T YOU TELL ME?! BAKIT KAILANGAN PA KAMING MADAMAY NI REX?!" *plak* She just slapped me. mali ka nga iniisip. Ayokong balewalain ni mamu yung sa kanila ni papu. Kami ang masasaktan ng kapatid ko pag nangyari yun. di sana.. "Marriane. hindi ako nasaktan ng husto. Inaalala ko lang naman si papu. tell me. mag-usap nga tayo. I . ARE YOU HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HIM?!" Hindi makapagsalita si mamu.."Ma. Ayun." "Ma. I know kung bakit nya ko sinampal. "I MEAN. teenager pa rin ang utak ko. "Anak. Wala na syang nagawa kundi yakapin ako..mu? Anong --" They released themselves easily. we're just hugging each other as --" "As what? Mamu. Lopez na layuan si mamu. "Ano yun?" I started." Hinila ko si Mamu sa sala at pinaupo ko sya.." She shook her head. "Kung di kami nadamay dito." Di sana. sinabihan ko si Mr. "I'm really sorry.
Yun nga lang. ayoko nang dumagdag sa gastusin nya noh.Changes. Before I knew it. to make myself busy hanggang sa hindi ko na sya masyadong iniisip. I just graduated high school with Abby. hindi na ko high school ngayon. Gusto ko pa rin ng buo ang pamilya namin without papu.. part-timer rin ng isang fast food chain.mean. Nagdecide kami ni Abby na tumira sa iisang apartment since wala nang space sa bahay and same to her too. She won't going to surrender him to me naman diba? After all. na kinasal pala ako noon. Madali ko na lang siguro makakalimutan ang lahat ng ito. I just let him go. she still loves him. diba? Handcuff 4o . pag gumaling na si Candy. Ayoko nang umasa kay mamu. Nabalitaan ko na lang kay Russel na inooperahan na raw si Candy ngayon sa states kasama sya. hindi naman sa pinagkakait ko yung gusto ni mamu. na hindi sya babalik pa. gising na!" . Makakalimutan ko na yung krimen na ginawa ko noon. "Girl. Madali na siguro kalimutan ang lahat para sakin. Bumalik lang sa dati noon. pinagpag-aral pa nya ng high school si Marco. Kaso. I decided this for myself. Daming pagbabago noh? 4 YEARS later na kasi eh.. Tanggap ko na. hindi rin naman sya babalik sakin eh... Si Abby naman. at yung feelings ko para sa kanya na naramdaman ko noon. At the fact that we're not married anymore. hati kami sa tuition since hindi kaya ng sweldo ko na bayaran yung pagkalakilaking tuition sa university na yun. I was now a college student at nag-aaral magdesign ng mga damit. Hindi naman sya nagpromise sakin diba? At tsaka. Isa pa. I was taking a part-time job at a convenience store before and after my classes.
Anong oras na ba? 5:20 am. Yeaa. Pumwesto na ko sa cashier since ako ngayon ang nakaassign dun.. pasok naman ako sa university. sabay na kami umuwi together with her bf. remember? And yeah. "Sorry po mam. Ewan. Kainis diba? Sigurado. Then. hindi ko rin maiwasan na madaanan yung bahay namin ni Rex. That house has nothing to do with you now. Today. Miss Santos. "Lagi naman syang maaga eh. I always took a bath for 20 minutes.. naglalagay ng tags-tags at kung anu-anong pang pwedeng trabahuin dito sa convenience store. There's no time for that. ang aga pa pala eh. Hay. Marriane. sinabi ko naman sa boss ko na pwede ako sa lahat. babalik ako sa store pagdating ng 4. Wala naman akong reklamo eh kasi. And they were perfectly in love."H-huh? *yawn*" I stretched my arms and tried to get up. OMG 5:20 AM?! 6 ang pasok ko sa work!!! Thus is my daily routine. Alam ko naman po na di nyo ko matitiis diba? Hehe. Pero minsan naman. wala pa ring nakatira. Ayun. Pagdating ng 10.. Late ka na sa work. .. that is.. as what I am expecting. manghahabol nanaman ako ng bus nito." I was about to enter the comfort room when I heard the manager. ako kaya? Kailan ko kaya makikita si Mr." I looked her in grin. "You're late for almost A YEAR. Sinusundo naman ako ni Abby pagkarating ng 9 PM and then. Mabuti nga eh natitiis ka ni mam. Pero di bale na. "Andyan na ba si mam?" I whispered to my co-worker as I was taking my uniform at my locker. I still have. Abby found her Mr. Snap it." Ayun. Grabe. Right. Magbihis ka na bago ka pa nya makita. 10 minutes for breakfast and preparing myself. late ako. exercise na rin 'to diba? Minsan. There's no time to be choosy since kailangan ko talaga ng work. Right ko? Sheesh.
Series of cold breeze rushed through me when I was lying on the bed." *** Somehow. Napaisip tuloy ako."Hayy. Well. Aish. Baka tinitingnan lang nya ang kalagayan ko ngayon. "Ah. Alam ko na kung ano ang tama at mali.. I just looked at them in disgust. papu. pwede ba? And there's no such thing para pumunta sya rito. I've change a lot. I saw a familiar car. Habang naghahanap ako ng bus. Tatluhan naman yung upuan eh kaya tabi-tabi na kami. Maraming sasakyan na ganun.. wala nanaman tayong masakyan. honey. "Marriane. I'm well-matured lady now dahil 20 y/o na ko ngayon. ayos ka lang?" Abby asked. Kainis talaga. Babalikan nya ba talaga ako? "Hoy Marriane!" I snapped out in my thoughts as I looked back to them. *Flashback* ." She said as we're searching for a bus to take us home. "Tara na!" Abby said as she was about to enter the bus. Hay naku. Ayos lang ako. that night was so strange. gumana nanaman ang pagkaflirt nito. I suddenly shook my head in confusion. Naisip ko nanaman yung kaninang nakita ko. baka si papu lang ito. Nagkamali lang siguro ako. oo. Paiiyakin nanaman ata nya ko eh. Dun ako umupo sa tabi ng bintana and went back to my thoughts. oo! Sige!" I ran to the bus and searched for a seat. "Ah. wag kang iiyak. Marriane.
wala pa sakin yung duplicate ng apartment.. hindi pa rin nagrereply. kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang. Ayoko ngang mag-intay sa harap ng school nila. "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa. . I decided to walk home na lang after class. Ang weird ah. hihingiin ko na nga lang yung isa pang susi dun sa landlady. pero di ko pa rin sya makita. Kanina pa ko nagtetext kay Abby kung nasaan na yung duplicate pero. Init-init eh.Possible. I heard a loud screech from the street. That's when I knew. "OUCH!" Suddenly. Di bale na nga lang. So." *End of Flashback* Ang tanong. That's when I started to get irritated. may pader pa kayang nakaharang saming dalawa? Babalik pa kaya sya? Handcuff 41 . Pasensya na kayo. I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki. Friday pala ngayon. nangyari na 'to diba? Masipa nga uli. may bato pala yun sa loob kaya nasaktan yung paa ko. Teka. Wala na kong work pagdating ng hapon eh.". marami talagang mga sira ang ulo rito kaya talagang nangyayari ang mga ganyan.it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako. Kaso. Babalikan kita.. Napatigil ako nung makakita ako ng isang soda can.
musta?" He asked as he was sitting at the driver's seat." . "You just did it again. Binalikan nga nya talaga ako." Hindi na ko nagsayang pa ng oras kaya ako na ang yumakap sa kanya. Ipapakulong na talaga kita nyan. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused as I saw a familiar person standing at my very eyes. "Eh kung sirain ko kaya ang ulo mo dyan? Hindi ka pa rin nagbago. *** "So. Sisirain mo nanaman. "Aishh. nasa tabi nya.. At wala nang pader na nakaharang pa. "Musta? Yun lang? After 4 years. He also hugged me back tightly and I can't help myself but to cry. Am I just dreaming o totoong nasa harapan ko na sya ngayon? But he really is the same person before. Yung hindi na sira ang ulo. Rex. yan lang ang maririnig ko sa'yo?" I asked him back. "Ano naman ang ineexpect mo?" "Yung bagong Rex."Hoy! Ano ba?!" Haha. Ako naman. We looked at each other for about ten seconds and he walked towards me as he was holding a soda can. Nandun pala sya sa likod. Tingnan mo yung ginawa mo sa kotse ko. I could hear the song 'it's a small world after all' playing in the back of my mind right now." I laughed.
"Ba't naman ako magbabago? I've changed already." "Si Candy? Bakit di mo sya kasama?" Napalitan yung mukha nya. dead?" He nodded and sighed. "Pinapabigay nga pala nya sayo bago sya nawala." "Ayos lang. Basahin mo raw." "Wala namang nagbago sayo eh. "Hindi naging successful ang operation. Last year. Nga pala. kahit anong gawin naming laban. Hindi nya kinaya. A letter popped out of his hand and handed it to me. Nakarecover na rin naman ako ng mabilis.." "Huh? You mean." ." He took something from his bag. It's been a year. Ba't nandito ka? Bakit umuwi ka pa ng bansa?" "Langya." "Anong nangyari sa inyong dalawa?" He took a deep breath before he spoke again. Yung vulnerable look ba? "Wala na sya." "Aisshh. Masyado nang malala ang sakit nya nung mga oras na yun. Manahimik ka nga." "Sorry sa pagtatanong. "Yeah. Ginawa ko ang lahat para lang balikan ka pagkatapos yan lang ang itatanong mo? Lalo pang humaba 'yang sungay mo.
"Marry me again. Jokes lang. Napansin kong nagbago ng husto si Rex. nasa bag ko yung singsing. Nagdasal ata ako noh. hindi na kita makikita uli. Nakibasa rin sya. kaya mo naman syang ihandle diba kahit na medyo. Kinuha ko yun agad at iprisenta sa kanya. Candy Thank you. malakas ka." He held me at my shoulders. Salamat at pinasaya mo sya habang wala ako. I give you my blessings. ". No. Candy. Nasira ko pa tuloy ang marriage ninyo.. Alam mo. seriously. I'm really counting on you..Binuksan ko naman yung sulat at binasa. I believe that you're going to take care of him forever. I'm so envy of you. Wala akong magagawa kung magtatagal pa ako rito o hindi na. After all. Marriane. diba?" "Mali ka. Thank you so much! "Yun naman pala eh. Haha. Ngayon na nakuha na natin ang blessings nya. Everything's possible when it comes to God. at hanggang sa wala na ako. mahina. Hindi naman posible na magkita tayo ngayon. Marriane. "Nasa iyo pa rin 'yan?" . Kinuwento ka kasi sakin ni Rex eh. mumultuhin kita.she's giving me to you. I've heard so much from you. Will you?" That's when I remembered. Kundi. wala na kong magagawa kundi ipaubaya na sya sa'yo. Looks like. Sorry for causing you trouble and the attitude that I've shown to you that day. Sana mapatawad mo ko. what's next?" He smiled and lightly squeezed my hand. *sigh* Akala ko. may pagka-childish sya? Hehe. dahil sa'yo. samantalang ako. Kasi.
"Why not?" I guess that was a yes. Will you?" Ibinalik ko yung tanong nya. "No. this was not an ACCIDENT."Well. yeah. . It was destiny. really. Kasi sinuot nya yung singsing at niyakap nya ko agad sa sobrang tuwa." "Sagutin mo ko. That's when I knew. Will you?" He asked.
.. Luckily. Siguro kagagawan din ni Candy kaya ganto na lang sya ka-success. Buti nga at nagtagal sila. Mabuti na nga lang there's a children's song called 'A Small World'. We met each other. Magaling na syang magbasa at magsulat. Pwede naman kaming magpakasal anytime. It is really a small world. Camille and Andrea lived with us in the same roof. We still had each other kahit na nagdivorce pa kami noon. Dahil sa tinopak ako nung araw na yun kaya nakabasag ako ng bintana ng sasakyan at nalaman ko pang yun may-ari ng sasakyan eh magiging asawa ko pala.. Hindi aksidente na mahulog kami sa isa't isa dahil talaga itinadhana kami. tinutulungan pa sya ni Lawrence. Natiis ata si Abby. his works sold worldwide. Ang maganda pa dun. Marami na ring taon ang lumipas since nakilala naming ang isa't isa. at anywhere pa. Andrea just decided to reside her business here imbis na sa London. Two years from now. My husband? Tinutupad nya ang kahilingan ni Candy bago sya nawala. . I saw a ring on her hand at sinabi nya na ikakasal na raw sila ng boyfriend nya next month. I assure her na papasayahin ko lagi si Rex. Nag-aral sya ng art at binenta nya ang mga ginawa nyang paintings. Everything was planned by destiny.The Prison [Epilogue] Because of a crime. Kaya nga kami nagkita pa ngayon diba? Kung nasan man sya ngayon. It's not an ACCIDENT. ACCIDENTALLY. Si Camille? Grade 3 na sya ngayon. We were destined to each other. Hindi namin pala alam na magiging successful sya dun. But I was wrong. Heheh. Ang magaling na kaibigan kong si Abby? Kinareer ang pagiging photographer. Kaya ganun na lang ang paghanga at pagbili nila ng malaki sa mga paintings nya. Akala ko hindi ko na sya uli makikita after 4 years. Malaki naman daw ang kita rito.. Lawrence. I'm really thankful dahil pinaubaya na ni Candy si Rex sakin bago sya mawala. I thought to myself na hindi rin naman aksidente na magkakilala kami.
everyday in my life occurred ACCIDENTALLY. and I'm going to be a PRISONER of his -. Just as what I've said. Accidentally In Love Main Characters Overview Marriane Real Name : Marriane Louise Santos Nickname : Marriane / Madam Birthday : May 16. We're not destined ACCIDENTALLY. Since we've born. Pero baguhan pa lang ako dahil kakagraduate ko palang sa university na pinasukan ko. Even though it will came ACCIDENTALLY. I'm still not going to regret the surprises of life that is actually given me. 1989 . We're destined to be forever. We passed the hard challenges with flying colors. He's still the POLICE. Life right now is sailing smoothly. we'll going to survive through it.Me? Tch.FOREVER. And I'm so glad of that. Sana maging successful rin ako katulad nila. All that I'm going to do is to marry him again and live happily ever after with him just like one of those fairytales. And siguro marami pang pagsubok ang darating samin at sisiguraduhin namin na we're going to pass it with flying colors again. we're destined. Designing clothes. ---- THE END.
she really is the perfect girl for Rex. He has the looks. According to her. But not for her husband. Rex Real Name : Rex Carlo Lopez Nickname : Rex / Carlo Birthday : March 21. Everyone noticed that. He drinks. Rex really has the attitude -. she's blabbling out her thoughts without knowing of someone who's watching her. Sometimes. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Marriane. he smokes.Height : 5'1 Weight : 49 kg. More of an anti-social. she has this pleasing personality that anyone couldn't see. She's just a senior high school student that has an attitude.. Playing drums is one of his boredom busters. A one of a kind. but the attitude? This question goes to Marriane. the brains. a shy person.. but he's not an outgoing person. drinking. He always protect his loved ones for harm. being the main character of this story. She's kindhearted and thoughtful to her family and friends. He's not sociable. that is Rex. Or maybe you can find him in a bar.almost bad. Lawrence . he is still married to Marriane. All in all. was kinda 'may pagkatopak' when you messed up her life. And now. Moreover. With black long shiny hair and an okay height. the money. 1987 Height : 5'9 Weight : 45 kg. School : Villa Francia High Overview A perfect person. That's what they can see into Rex. His only weakness are his loved ones.
He really is a funny guy and a caring one. but he drinks. School : Santana School of Art Overview Professional when it comes to art. And that's what he'd been dying for. plus to his points. Rex and her had this relationship for almost 3 years until it broke when a scholarship came from the states. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Why wouldn't everyone admire him. 1985 Height : 6'0 Weight : 51 kg. Candy really wanted to study there so . Candy loves art since she was a kid. The truth is. He never smokes.Real Name : Lawrence Yan Nickname : Lawrence Birthday : May 16. Lawrence had this gentleman attitude. he really has a child. To be with his child. Candy Real Name : Candy Tramph Nickname : Candy. Dee Birthday : June 19. According to Marriane. telling her to study abroad. 1987 Height : 5'4 Weight : 42 kg. She's dreaming for an awardwinning masterpiece before. life is good when you're with him. You would never get a dull moment with him plus the looks that you'll going to drool in every second. at the fact that he has a comfy life that everyone's been dying for? But he never wanted any of that.
Overview . she'll just lie to the bed of money and live with it. Location : Paris. When you looked at her.she pursued her dream. But you can never tell that she has a child in her features. But now. Andrea before was just a mere poor girl until Lawrence came into her life and made her world a colorful one. she really is a weak girl. her past was really messy. France Overview You can say. But then. she thought Lawrence just left her. leaving Rex behind. having a heart disease. Their parents decided to separate them and her life was still going on. 1985 Height : 5'2 Weight : 46 kg. According to Rex. she's fighting for her life whatever it takes. Camille Real Name : Camille Reyes-Yan Nickname : Camille Birthday : August 17. Andrea Real Name : Andrea Reyes Nickname : Andrea Birthday : July 26. taking the journey called life with her child. she really looked like a well-matured girl. Things went complicated as she found out that she was pregnant. But right now. and Lawrence was the father. 2001 Height : 4'3 Weight : 35 kg.
that's why she sometimes acting weird just to take attention. Camille was not an ordinary kid. you're going to love her. she's going to grow with flying colors because of her friendly environment. you ask? Because she has 2 mommies and daddies and they were living at the same roof. Why. and sometimes moody when it comes to her wants. She has this magnet to attract you.One look at her. She wanted attention from everybody. Camille's long time wish came true. . I'm sure. To have her big happy family. She's a keen observer.
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