Accidentally In Love

[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

Other Characters

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.

. kahit tangayin na kami. must say na "malandi" but medyo. "Oi Madam! Alam mo. sinunod ko na sya. I guess. para na rin akong lukaret tulad nya. di mo kami mapapaghiwalay.. The bell suddenly rang. kahit saan. ako? Nakadungaw lang kaya ako sa bintana?! Nilapitan ako ni Abby. you know. *** Sa school. pupunitin mo yan sa oras na mahawakan mo yan?" "Bakit pa Mamu? Mabait naman ako ah!" She tapped my shoulder. wala kaming teacher ngayon... hay. Dahil nga mahal ko si Papu at nandun na sya sa fluffy [Heaven] place. eh. Kaklase ko kaya to since elementary pa! Nahawaan na ata ako nito ng virus nya eh. "Alam ko kung anong nararamdaman mo at this moment pero. Well. Lahat kami nagsipagpasukan na sa kanya-kanyang mga classrooms.. remember?" Yeah. it's your Papu's fault." I went upset. magkaroon pa ng tornado at lindol."Ano naman yan?" andyan pala si Mamu.. kabalbalan to ni Papu. para kang autistic jan?" . she's always there to make me laugh. Lagi naman eh. And this is my destiny. gumagawa kami ni Abby [Rose Cruz] ng assignment kaya we have to hurry. kahit bumagyo pa. Eto nga palang si Abby. Nagmistulang playground nanaman tong room namin. "Kasi naman eh.. "Akala ko ba. nakita ko nanaman 'tong Agreement na to.. she's a kikay girl.

.." Ang tagal ng oras! With that." "Ang mabuti pa. Sheesh. "Ang aga naman ata ngayon ng uwian?" May nag-announce. Nakita ko yung matandang babaeng janitor. at bakit nababaliw ka ngayon sa mga nerd sa pilot section. she decided to call me 'MADAM'. "Ewan ko sa'yo Abby. ano po yun? Bakit nyo po ko hinahawakan?" . andun daw ngayon yung gwapong nasa pilot section!" sabay tili.Endearments. We exchanged smiles tapos bigla na lang nyang hinawakan yung kamay ko. hmp!" sabay alis. Kakasabi ko lang. class dismissed!" Nagsigawan lahat ng mga kaklase ko. naku.. tigilan mo nga ako Abby! Alam mo. at nagtulakan para lang makaalis. She decided that for herself only. the bell rang. "Ikaw na lang mag-isa!" "Ang sungit naman nito. "H-huh? T-Teka. "Hay. "Teachers have an urgent meeting so.. nangyari agad. Ang weird ah. samahan mo na lang ako sa boy's locker room. So. I didn't even think out a better name-call for her. Iniwan naman ako ni Abby sa locker room.. istorbo ka po.

naalala ko nanaman yung Arrange Marriage. Wala yun. Na parang gusto kong durugin ang mundo at manirahan na lang sa ibang planeta. I don't get her. well. Nababaliw na ba sila o nasisisraan na ng ulo? I felt bored. All of a sudden. based lang naman yun sa utak ko. I tried to kick it. iha."Sandali lang iha. Well. Huhulaan kita." At umalis na sya. kasi alam ko that planet was also suffering the things that Earth was suffering now. Nangarap ba? I saw an empty soda can towards the street.]. puzzled. Dahil sa galit ko.. If I had to.The Crime.. pano kaya kung maaksidente ako? Gusto ko pang mabuhay no! *Sigh* Oo nga. Mamaya mabalitaan nyo na lang ako nasa past na ko using the time machine. di nyo alam. Kayo oh. Ano yung sinasabi nung matandang yun? Weird nga talaga. Malayo ang nararating ng utak ko. "May insidenteng mangyayari sa daan mo kung saan makikilala mo ang katapat mo... Haha. When I was walking home. never mind. "Sige na iha." "Huh? Ano. Oh. Nakakainis talaga sina Mamu . Feeling mo sya lang ang nakakaalam ng lahat ng mga nangyayari. nandun si Papu. I would try to survive on Neptune [since Pluto wasn't considered as a planet na. alam nyo namang iba ang isip ko sa iba.. po yun?" Seriously. nakarinig ako ng nabasag na something. pero hindi ibig sabihin hindi ko sya gustong makasama dun. Mag-ingat ka iha at mamuhay ka ng masaya kasama sya. ewan. mga walang magawa sa buhay nila.. . Well. Handcuff o2 . wag naman kayo magpapadala.. ganyan naman ang mga manghuhula diba? Clueless ka kapag kaharap mo. Pero. siguro ano lang yun." I looked at her. Hay.

"Look what you did!" . Ang weird ah. sa lahat ng mga pinagdadaanan ng buhay ko ngayon. isang gwapong nilalang pa ang dadaan? But.. Oi." may hawak-hawak syang lata.. He scoffed. "Tsk. Nagtanong ka pa. pero di ko pa rin sya makita. "Aishh. "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa.I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki.. Nandun pala sya sa likod. sira-ulo naman. Yun yung latang sinipa ko kanina.. Tingnan mo nga kung ano ang ginawa mo sa kotse ko!" "Huh? Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" "Alam kong ikaw ang sumipa nito. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused. Akalain mo yun. "Hoy! Ano ba?" Haha. tsss. madam." Then he grabbed my arm. unfortunately.. "Halika rito. "Aray ko! Ano ba?" Dinala nya ko sa sasakyan nya.

.. "Uh. Ni hindi ko nga binigyan ng much strength. "Costs about.. I'll pay it!" "Oi. . Lagot ka.. idi0t. My two big black eyes saw it and widened.. A sorry couldn't back the disaster you made.. siguro mura lang naman siguro sa katulad nyang mayayaman ang mga ganun. I have a decent name. H-hu-hundred thou-sssand daw? Lang naman? Well. well." "Tsk. ummm.. loko pala tong lalaking to eh! Tinawag ba naman akong inosenteng baliw? Aiiissshhh. Aiyyy! Basag pala yung car window nya! Ang lakas naman ng impact ng pagkasipa ko dun. mga hundred thousand lang naman. my eyes went out of their sockets because of so much shock. ang magandang gawin in this kind of crime is to. Eh wala naman akong perang ganun kalaki.. hindi ko talaga sinasadya yun. Alam mo kasi." O_O Ano? Okay. Yah. alam mo ba kung magkano 'tong brand new na kotse ko?" Aba.... face it. "Then fine. sorry talaga." I thought for a second haw to escape it. "Magkano ba?!" I exclaimed...."Ano? Wala naman eh!" "Bulag ka ba o bingi?" Ano bang pinagsasasabi ng lalaking to? There it is. inosenteng baliw.

. Huminga ako ng malalim.. AYOS! Ang tagal kong nagtago dun ah! Pero.RUN!!! "Oi. nakaalis na pala sya. Kainis! With matching sigaw pa ang pagtakbo ko! Lumingon ako habang tumatakbo. Buti na lang at malayo ang agwat naming sa isa't isa. papatayin kita!" tapos sinilip ko sya sa butas. syempre. Mamu! Tulong! Buti na lang. nanjan pa rin ang gwapong nilalang na to. may nahanap na akong spot na pwede kong pagtaguan pansamantala. Ito na nga ang krimeng hindi ko matatakasan. alas-otso na! Ano ba sya? Tao ba talaga to? Talagang mahal nya yung kotse nya.. brand new eh! "Inosenteng baliw!" Ang sama talaga nitong lalaking 'to! No manners! "Pag nakita kita. teka! Bumalik ka rito oi!" Para kaming tangang naghahabulan sa kalsada. "Ano ba yan! Hinahabol pa rin nya ko? Naman!" Ano nang gagawin ko? Papu.. "Walangya yung lalaking yun! Ang sakit-sakit ng likod ko kakatago dun!" .

." *** Nagising ako dahil sa ingay sa labas." *bows* sabay takbo papuntang kwarto. Dumungaw ako at alam nyo ba kung anong nakita ko? .. alam mo ba kung anong oras na? di ba 5 ang uwian nyo?" "Sorry. Mamu! Marco! Buksan nyo tong gate!" Nakita ko sila. nagreseach pa kami sa library kanina." Sabay lock ng kwarto. nakalock pa yung gate. "Naku.. kumain na ko kanina bago ako umuwi. ummm. "Ate. tsk.Tumakbo ako papauwi sa bahay na parang kabayo. "Nakakainis talaga.Tsk. oo. di ka ba kakain?" "Hindi na. "Marriane. Mamu. "Aaaahhh!!! I hate myself!" Humiga ako sa kama.tsk. Sumandal ako sa pinto.. 4 nga kami umuwi kasi may meeting ang mga teachers sa school." "Eh ba't 8 ka na nakauwi?" "Uhhh.

. may magtatangka pa ngang umakyat eh! Reding-ready na silang tudasin ako eh.. pawis na pawis at hingal na hingal. Pinuntahan ako nina Mamu. kaasar talaga! "Marriane Louise Santos! Sumuko ka na... "Marriane! Anong nangyari sa'yo? Okay ka lang ba?" Binigyan ako ni Marco ng tubig.I had a nightmare. ayun! may humahabol raw sakin na halimaw! tapos . kumakawaykaway pa.. uhhhmm. napapaligiran ka na naming lahat!" Is this happening to me? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *** Nagising ako.Mga pulis! As in ang daming pulis na nakapalibot sa bahay namin... "I.. yung mga Pu-" oi Marriane." .. be specific naman! "I mean... tapos nakita ko pa yung gwapong sira-ulo.

. "Opo." "Totoo naman ah! Sapakin kita jan eh~~" "Oi. may pasok eh. Kita naman sa itsura di ba? Bakit.. halika na Marco.. Ayokong pumasok ngayon pero." Pano kung may mga kasama pa syang back-ups para bugbugin ako? He seems to be a bully one. You did the wrong thing. papasok ka ba?" I heard Mamu knocked out the door. >_< Handcuff o3 . and all I can do now is to move. Masundan nya ko? Patay na! Well. magsitulog na uli tayo. papasok po ako. I looked at the ceiling. "Marriane. wala na kong choice eh. good for me. nakasuot na yung bag ko sa likod ko." Napabuntong hininga na lang ako as soon a they went out of my room.... hindi ako makagalaw! I was like." Oi. Marriane. Umaga na pala.. God! What will I gonna do?! I took a deep breath.. Kapag umabsent naman ako nang walang dahilan. kasalanan ko ba? Well."Kinain ka? hay naku ate. anong pinagsasabi mo? Ayos ka lang? Well... yes of course... Nakabihis na ko. tama na yan at inaantok pa ko. But only in my wonderland. Sana panaginip lang yun.. nabasa ko na yan sa libro eh! Istorbo ka ah.Normally but Abnormality. they will be curious to me. Wow.. sana di totoo yun. Where all the people can do things accidentally. "Bahala na. FREEZING! .. meron palang ganung mundo. Pero paano kung. You ACCIDENTALLY entered the abnormal world that you've just found. Unfortunately.

Go enter good vibes.. . But usually. trees were swaying. Inhale. I saw the streets was so . ganito naman lagi ang nadadatnan ko kapag naglalakad ako papuntang school tuwing umaga. I heard the car door opened. exhale..Huminga ako ng malalim.. Positive. wind blows harder -- PEEEEEEPPPPP!!!!! Aiiiiyyyy!!! Nakaharang na pala ako dito sa kalsada! But wait. "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. Birds are chirping. think positive! Vanish all the bad vibes.QUIET. inhale. okay? Hindi ka na masusundan nun. Kalmado ka lang. Then I heard some footsteps that made me feel afraid.. LAKAD! *** At eto na nga. Anong ginagawa ko? Nababaliw na ba talaga ako? Yeah. Naglalakad na ko papuntang school. baka sya na to. exhale. Patay! I started to close my eyes. Crazy to die. Iba lang siguro ang pananaw ko sa araw na to.

Naglakad na uli ako.. Hay sus! Akala ko sya na. okay ka lang?" Lumingon ako. Oh well. pasalamat ka iha. OMG! Late na ko! I ran hurriedly to get to the school. nakaharang ka na sa daan... Suddenly. pasensya na talaga. thank GOD! Whew! Pero. "Miss. sorry. dun ka na dumaan sa sidewalk ha? delikado eh. ang gwapo nito ah! Napansin ko ah.. "Sino nanaman -.. "Hoy!" Lumingon ako. Then I realized. naglakad na lang ako. miss.. How embarassing. sige.Katapusan ko na! I'm gonna die! May tumapik sa balikat ko.. Lalo na't magagandang nilalang ang mga hinaharap sakin ni God. Marriane! "Sa susunod miss." *bows* "Oo. I heard a voice. aiiissshhh! Act like normal." Walangya. Minsan na lang ako makabunggo ng mga taong ganun. why of all millions of creatures of God." *bows* He went back to driving." . mukha na pala akong tangang nakatunganga sa kanya.. I'm now bumping on the beautiful ones? Hoy... Nung malapit na ko sa school. "Uhh. pasensya ka na." "H-h-huh? Ay! naku.

. Hingal na hingal ako dahil sa kanya! Naku. ligtas ka na? hah! Hindi ka makakalabas dito ng buhay!" Aba! nagbabanta pa! No worries. good for me! *** Agad akong pumunta dun sa room ko.. hahaha! "Babay... Tingnan mo yung mukha nya. Pumasok agad ako.. "Aiiiiiissssshhhhh!!!!!" I'm gonna die! GOD... Marriane. "G@g0 ka ah! Halika rito! Pagkatapos mo kong pagtaguan kagabi?!" Hinabol nya ko..O_O Am I blind.. talagang galit na galit sya. lagot na! Ngayon ba naman. three blind mice? But he really is he! Di ba sya yung may-ari ng sasakyan? Yung gwapong nilalang? hala. ugh! "Hoy! Akala mo. Bakit wala sila dito? . Well.. nasira na tuloy ang beauty ko! Bwisit na.. sinusundan nya pa rin ako?! Pasaway ka ha.. ble!" I made a face infront of him. help me! Take me to Your kingdom! Hinabol nya ako hanggang makarating ako dun sa school gate.

The room filled with silence.. "Wala." I whispered... I brushed my hair and put my bag at my chair. kasi tinakot mo ko eh!" "Ganun? hahaha! nakakatawa yang itsura mo! Ano bang nangyari sayo?" tiningnan ko yung sarili ko sa salamin.. Then someone tapped me caused me to jump in fright.. teka. Marriane!" "Aaaaahhhh!!!" Pagkalingon ko.. nakipaghabulan lang ako dun sa sira-ulong yun.teka. nasan silang lahat?" "May P. samahan mo ko...E. "Oi. tara.... bakit parang kinakabahan ka?" "H-h-ha? eh kasi. wala kasi mahangin lang sa labas. mukha na pala akong bruha. si Abby lang pala! "Loko ka ah! Ginulat mo naman ako!" "Ginulat eh tinawag lang naman kita. "Ano?" "Ah." *** . tayo ngayon di ba?" "Oo nga pala ano? buti na lang at iniwan ko yung uniform ko dun sa locker ko....

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.

O_O

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...

O_O

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!"

***

. "Mamu..I ran to the Emergency Exit." "Ha?!" I exclaimed.." "Bakit?" "You'll going to meet him up. Pagkauwi ko. Better for a family talaga.. nababaliw na ba kayo?" "Wag mo kong galitin ha?!" . "Remember your fiancé?" "Huh?" "May pupuntahan tayong party bukas ng gabi. Sana walang makaalam nitong kabalbalan ko. "Marriane.medyo malaki alng." Pagkabihis ko. Tumayo ako sa kinauupuan ko. Okay. dumiretso na agad ako sa kwarto.. I lied on the bed and thought about it.. masisisi nyo ba ko? Good thing hindi ako nakita nung guards.. hidni naman sa nagmamayabang ako.. sana wala! "Ate! Kakain na!" My brother called out." She started.. "Oo. "Ano nanaman po yon Mamu?" I asked sarcastically... pumunta ako sa kusina para kumain. As soon as I arrived at the room. malaki ang bahay ko -. sige. dress up well. Eh sa yun lang alam kong isang daan palabas ng school.

.Meet him up?! Sigh. I will not going to hook up with him kahit anong mangyari.. At dahil nga she's my bestest friend. "Darn it. gwapo. tapos sisingit pa 'tong fiancé na to! "Marriane!" "Wala na kong ganang kumain. gentleman. Should I meet him up? Bahala na..Bumalik ako sa kwarto ko. makagala pa kaya kami ni Abby sa sitwasyon kong ito? Hay naku. mabait. Naman. ma--" . kita nang may kaso pa ko sa nilalang na yun. she went to my house to know what's going on.. Tumawag sya sakin a while ago at dinahilan ko na lang eh yung kikilalanin ko na yung fiancé ko tonight... "Eh di ayos!" She cheered. I want to go out pero. too bad for me yon." "Marriane!" "EH! Ewan ko sa inyo!" dabog kong sinarado ang pinto ng kwarto ko. It's officially weekend." I mumbled. That's the word eh. "Anong maayos dun? Malay naten. Handcuff o4 . isa rin yon sa mga loko-lokong nasasalubong naten sa daan. how kind is my fiancé? baka naman isa rin yong loko loko.." "Isipin mo na lang. Napaupo ako sa kama ko.

manood na nga lang ako ng mga palabas. Hindi nga kami gumala ni Abby... You're such a nega talaga. She gave me a big hug. Abby's not too much annoying to me. hindi nya ko mabibigyan ng matinong advice for this crime.Aray!" She poked my head.. When I felt upset. "Don't be such an OA bruha.. Remember. Is he as EVIL as a DEVIL? or as GOOD as an ANGEL? God.. just to comfort myself. nagchat nga ako. siguro nga dahil makikilala ko na ang fiancé ko mamaya. iwanan mo ang bahay para mawala ang mga gamit ha?" mom gave instructions sarcastically." Napatalumbaba na lang ako sa may study table ko.. Internet.. here it goes.. Hindi ko na alam ang gagawin para libangin ang sarili ko. Well. alam ko kung ano ang iniisip mo.. Kainis di ba? So bored.. BLESS ME TONIGHT! *** "Marriane. Oo... I have to be specific in hiding that crime." "Hay. Ang sama ng araw ko. Based on her voice. bilisan mo. tsss. anak. "Hay naku. she always have her jokes in her bag to make me feel better. ginulo ako ng kapatid ko habang nanood ako. "Eh di iwanan mo! Alam nyo namang ayokong pumunta dun noh."Kabaliktaran nun -. hoy... "Madam.. or advices to give a solution to my problems. Marco. I had been stucked in my bed for at least 5 hours or more.. Eto. iiwanan na kita." Mamu called out. my chatmates pissed me off too. She always brighten up my day. ewan. Yoon. Ganun din. " Well. Ayoon! may naisip na ko..." I answered as I fixed my hair in place. .

" "Err. ." "Whatever. maganda pala talaga sya!" I brought a fake smile while he just elegantly smiled at me. That's what my family goes eh."OPO. 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. "Honey.. "Oh. Huhu." I mumbled as the cab arrived.. And we're on our way to that party. we arrived at their -. Kaya pala eh. Tsss.." "Mamu?!" "I'm just joking anak." She laughed. Someone accompanied Mamu when we entered.. Lumabas na ko from my room and I saw mamu's gleamy face. Grabe. you look so exceptional today. I can't believe ganto kayaman ang fiancé ko.. Weird.." I mumbled.. so this is your daughter.. We waited for a cab at the waiting shed.. While me. OM goshie.. O_O She introduced me to him. Puro mayayaman ito.WOW! Ang laki ng bahay nila! Must be a rich one. ibebenta talaga nila ako." Marco replied sarcastically too.. well. Masanay kayo. Nice. "Kasi naman eh. wag mong subukang magwala dun ah. Kilala kasi kita eh. Finally. "Marriane. nagmumuni-muni lang at tumitingin sa mga tao dun..

Anong ibig sabihin nya dun? "Mamu. lumaki ka na agad. sige. Agad akong bumalik kay Mamu and not bothering myself to talk mom or not. Mas mabuti yun at nang mangyari na ang mangyari.. ako lang ata ang mag-isa rito. Weird. I suddenly smiled back to the reflection and giggled. Wait. uuwi ka na? Ano bang nangyayari sayo?" . I saw this long haired guy [pero." at umalis sya... And she really look beautiful. Paglabas ko. When my eyes averted to the mirror. Wait." I shook my head. WAIT A MINUTE. Lopez. Wait down there.. bumalik ka na agad ha para makilala mo na sya. Mr. Pero. I saw the real Marriane.. ganun na nga."Nice to meet you po. punta lang ako sa Washing Room. hindi naman sobrang haba. kelangan ko nang umalis. He's my father-in-law.. Napansin ko. sinusundan ako ng lokong to?! Patay na. ganun? Well." Pumunta agad ako sa Washing Room. uwi na tayo!" "Anong uwi na tayo? hindi mo pa nga nakikilala ang fiancé mo eh." "Oo. O_O He really is he! Yung gwapong nilalang! Pero anong ginagawa nya rito? Doesn't it mean na.. Mas mabuti yun at nang mangyari ang mangyari.] na parang pamilyar. i'll call my son. "Parang kalian lang. "Mamu.. Ganda ng tiles ah.

"Uhmm. Bumalik na si Mr. okay?" "Teka . may electricity sa katawan? May magnet or something? "So.. kalmado... O_O Sya nga talaga! Yung 'gwapong nialalang' agen! But WAIT." He smirked at me. my eyes really went out of their sockets. I immediately covered my hand over my face before he can see me..Mamu! Wag mo kong iwan dito!" . Kabaliktaran lahat. Nakuryente ba ako? Ano to." then I acted like dizzy. REX CARLO LOPEZ. When I found out who's with him. well. meet my son. we'll leave you alone now. "N-n-nice to m-m-meet y-you t-tt-too.." GOD! Tama nga ako! Sya nga ang FIANCÈ ko! When I faced to him slowly.. nahihilo na ko. FIANCÈ ko sya?! No way. You mean. "Marriane... you have the right to know each other so. nice to meet you. you're Marriane. Ang sama di ba? See. kabaliktaran lahat ng sinabi mo. Abby I told you.. Buti pa sya." I stuttered and brought a fake grin. may naramdaman akong electricity. your FIANCÈ. Lopez na may kasamang lalaki. medyo. "Tumigil ka nga jan sa kaartehan mo. umayos ka dyan...." UGH! I heaved a sigh. "Well..

"Parang awa mo na! Wag mo naman akong harrasin!" I exclaimed with my eyes close." He brought me to a place that I don't know.They walked away. "Darn it. where's the payment?" ... Whewh! "So.. causing me to face him about a centimeter. Oh. isn't it?" He smirked. I had this shape 'O' in my mouth. He looked me in the eyes and I stared him back.. Naku. tatalsik yan dun sa kadulu-duluhan ng Earth! "It's a small world after all. I hate O! "Teka. Then he suddenly leaned me over the wall. "Y-y-yeah?" I stuttered. eto na. we have an unfinished business. Subukan nya lang gawin yan. remember?" then he grabbed my arm.." I murmured. "Oi. "Harrasin? Hindi ako rapist noh!" he released me.. tsss.. Good enough to kiss me.. san mo ko dadalhin?! Mamu!" "You shut up kung ayaw mong tudasn kita. What is he up to? Is this a welcome to hell? No way.

"I'll keep an eye on you until we get married... Bakit di na lang kayo ang magpakasal ng tatay nya?" ." at lumakad sya papalayo. wala talaga akong pera."Huh? S-sorry. "Pwede bang.. you're already in hell. Basta. "Ano. siguraduhin lang nyang mabubuhay pa sya dahil papatayin ko na sya! We waited at the shed for a cab to come. "Teka. Galing nya di ba? Great." I whispered. Maghintay ka!" Argh.. Pero ayos lang. Rex! Teka lang naman. Lopez. uwi na tayo?" "Mamu. gusto mo nang umuwi? Ano bang nangyari sayo ha?" "Mamu. "Ba't ba kanina. ang weird nyo." What is he going to do? Bring me to hell? Marriane. Mr. sa oras na masabi nya yun kay mamu. kanina ko pa kayang gustong umuwi. sige. "Umm. sandali!" I called out and he turned back. Wala syang pakialam sa fiancé nya. mauna na kami." "Now I'm dead.. Ewan ko sa kanya." I didn't see Rex around. See you around.. wag mong sabihin to? You know yung --" I paused as he walked out.. Ipapasa ko naman sayo ang lahat ng parusang ibibigay nya. "Oi. Lalo pang nadagdagan ang parusa nya sakin.

I heard some knocks on the door. di ba? Malamig ang simoy ng --.. magcomment ka pa nang matusta ka ng papu mo sa taas.. "Ano?" "Madam.. pasok~~" Someone leaned at my back. life surprises you with another turn. I decided na lang na magkulong sa kwarto. as well as underestimating you.. In other words. Pinasa nya sakin yang alert tone na yan. Si Abby pala. Handcuff o5 .." Sorry po! Pag-uwi namin sa bahay. Sarap matulog pag ganto. Well.Expect the Unexpected. mangyayari. istorbo!" I quickly hunged the phone and turned it off." "Eh pano kung ayoko?" . Now I realized that life has its power to control you. MAY MESSAGE KAAAAA!!! Sira kasi 'tong si Abby. gising ka na ba?" "Ano ba? Kita nang natutulog pa yung tao. Madam. Ang lamig! Christmas nanaman kase. "Sige. "Tss. It's been a Saturday morning and ganto na lang manggising 'tong cellphone ko. Na akala mo yung mga posibleng mangyari sa utak mo. Life always changing in every second. Natulog na agad ako kagabi kaya di ko na naisip na yun pa rin ang alert tone ko. I quickly picked up my cellphone and lazily said. That gwapong nilalang. Ambigat! "Aaarrraayy!!" "Gumising ka na kasi. turn out to be my future husband. that's life. I hugged my pillow. It's been a small world for us.We suddenly heard a thunder.

She tugged my shoulder. . It's almost 10 duh. May lahi ba tong manok? Putak ng putak eh. "Yung nakita natin nung isang araw?" "Yun nga yun. at saka matutulog na ako ulet. "8 kaya ako nagising knina. she was speechless. "So. "Ang aga mong gumising ah. ibig sabihin." I sighed. Anong problema nito? Ewan. Ano naman ang problema dun. "His name was Rex Carlo Lopez. "Sabihin mo na kasi." I smirked at her." Her eyes popped out and her jaw dropped almost at the ground. anong nangyari kagabi? Have you met him? Anong pangalan nya? Gwapo ba?" Ano ba tong babaeng to." Pero di ako nakatulog dahil pinabangon ako nitong babaeng to. Anong nangyari dito? "S-si Re-Rex??" I went back to sleep and hugged the pillow while she. "Ano naman kung sya ang fiancé ko?" "Wala kang reaction for that? Marriane." 10 na ba? Grabe naman akong matulog. ikaw lang ata ang hindi. scratching my head out of misery. "Teka. kilalang kilala? Talaga lang huh? Sabagay. ngayon mo lang sya nakilala?" "Hmmm."Dadaganan kita ulet?" I sat down at the bottom of the bed. pano ka agad naka--" "Nasa labas lang kaya ako?" She flatly said." Who the hell is he? Yung lalaking yun. What? Kilala mo sya?" "Everyone knows him around in this town."Hindi ka naman siguro nagmamadali ano?" I asked sarcastically.

he's so yaman." then we laughed. It's a small world after all. "Ikaw nga!" "What a surprise! Akala ko di na tayo magkikita. magalang." sabay tili. PERFECT.mayaman sya. "Miss. 2. So. ^_^ Suddenly. Inulit lang nya yung sinabi nya nung una eh. "That's it? Abby. 4." *** She invited me to hit the mall with her. Umagang umaga eh! Heh." "Yeah. he's hot.." "Bu--" "At wag ka nang makipagtalo sakin dahil wala namang maitutulong yun sating dalawa."Sa Villa Francia sya nag-aaral. he's cute.. Wala na kong pangamba ngayon kase isa rin palang ^crap^ ang lalaking yun. ang tinatawag na PERFECT ay yung handsome. it was the guy I've met in the street! [you know. he's soo cute!" Sira talaga to. In other words. Abby's so curious to us. di naman yun magalang. "Iisa-isahin ko pa ba sayo? *Sigh* 1. ". you dropped this?" he returned my wallet to me. no worries." I blurted out. he's so talino. And 5. So hindi sya perfect. I didn't notice the guy at my back was calling me when we're at the escalator.. . 3. At a glance. caring at HINDI KA SINISINGIL NG MALAKING HALAGA DAHIL--" Buti na lang at napigilan ko pa ang bibig ko. Many reasons why he has to be the block of their school.. "Perfect? Ano naman ang pinagkaperfect nun?" She punched my back. the guy in Chapter 3?] He was truly hot that ever. "Eh yun.

Sorry to cuss."I'ts been a long time after we see each other. His hands are so soft like a silk. libre ko kayo. He smiled sweetly that make us Abby and I melt. yes! Mukhang gutom lang to." I grinned and extended my right hand to shake at him. Sh!t. My weakness. She extended her right hand to shake at him. Marriane. "Uhh. Madam -." I tugged Abby's arms and whispered.. Lawrence Yan. Ano bang nangyayari sakin? Am I in heaven? Parang nakalimutan ko lahat." he smiled again. Galante iteh." she grinned at him. Our jaw dropped almost at the ground floor. nakalimutan ko pa tuloy magpakilala. Tsk.este. Awww. gising!" "H-huh?" Halos tumulo na ang laway nya sa harapan ni Lawrence. Nahawa na tuloy ako kay Abby. Abby for short.. Mukha kaming tangang nakaharang sa harapan ng escalator. hehehe. he's so heavenly hot. Grabe ang power nito. So sweet. Dang. Nilibre nya kami sa isang fastfood chain. . okay lang kayo?" I came back to reality. hahah! "Tara. Stop that daydreaming. "Abby Rose Cruz. "Abby. "You?" "Ah." he smiled back at me. I saw his abs and muscles throughout his clothes. "Ahh.

"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!

"Why?"

"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.

*Flashback*

di ka nagdadala ng payong. Dumeretso kami sa ATM Bank at nagwithdraw ang gwapong nilalang. maraming nag-aaral sa Villa Francia. kung ako sayo. "Ikaw. kami lang ang mahirap dun. What the heck. daming credit card. he opened an umbrella. anong magagawa natin dun? Feeling ko. Kahit sa harap pa ng mga taong nababaliw sayo. sobra. Karamihan kase sa lugar namin."Everyone knows him around in this town. namumulubi ka na di ba?" Sinabi nang -. "Oi pre." don't say that coz' I'll bash up your face in no time. I saw his wallet. He gave me some money." *End of Flashback* Oo nga. pinili nya na maglakad imbis na magcommute. Phff. Tsss. Everyone knows him here. heh. Buti naman at may nagawa kang maganda. "Siraulo!" I yelled at him before I dashed off. After all. Laking gulat ko nang lumayo sya sakin at sinolo yung payong. Lalaki na nga ata ang mas handa ngayon kaysa sa mga babae. Someone passed us. may picture ng babae." I was about to give him the other half of it when he stopped me. kababae mong tao. ha? Siraulo?" He started to walked through the streets. Ang init kaya?! Suddenly... "Keep the change. Nosebleed alert. How meanie you are.ugh! He dashed off the ATM Bank. . I caught him kicking the wall. "Teka. "Wala ka bang magawa sa buhay mo. Tsk. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo. Kung meron man. Ikaw lang ata ang hindi. Wow. Galante eh." Girlfriend?! only in your dreams.

My body led me to the bed and lied down. wala na kong magawa eh." He went away.It was an ACCIDENT.Bingi ba to or what? Hay naku. "At saka. we arrived at the front of our house. I swear! "Eto bahay mo diba?" Oh. kung ako sayo." . nakikita sa ugali ng tao. I turned to my room and locked the door. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo. "Pano mo nalaman?" "Ang bahay." he gave the umbrella to me. heh. huh? Make your own business and don't stare at us. What's the problem. Ano raw? Phff. Ganun pa rin. all of those people staring at us and widened their eyes in disbelief." "Oi pre. Ihahatid kita. Handcuff o6 . I didn't notice.. "Sayo na oh. uhh.." Mabuti naman at naisipan mo. "You don't have to suffer. "Wag ka ngang maarte!" Kinuha ko yung payong.

"What for?" I was about to see what's this invitation. upset. Di nya siguro alam yun." inabot nya sakin yung invitation card. I hurriedly went to him. ang pagkabata ko. After the dinner. There's something up." O_O WTF?! Ano raw?! Did I hear what does she said just now? Wedding. *** 07:25 PM My brother called me downstairs to eat dinner. "Ano nanaman po ba?" I said. I'm going crazy. "Marriane. Tapos na ang teenager life ko. sweetie?" Mamu started as we're eating our dinner." Aiishh! I looked at the invitation. "Kailangan maging mature ka na sa susunod na mga araw. I knew it.What's happening to me? I didn't notice that I fell asleep. next week na??! "Go to your fiancé and tell to him. "Sino ka?" . That will be next week na. I think I'm gonna die. Nakainom na sya nung nakarating ako dun. Aish. "For the wedding. Do you know where is he? Nasa bar ang loko.

andami mo nang nainom oh.ANO??! Yah dude. 18 na ko noh." he was about to drink the last beer when I took the beer from him." "And so? Tingnan mo nga. bigay mo sakin!" "Hindi ka dapat umiinom. magkakasakit ka sa atay pag uminom ka ng sobra-sobrang alak? That may cause you to die." "Who says na mamamatay ako? Do you even have a care about it?" I searched some words to say. Aiiissshh." I gave him the invitation. It blurted out from my mouth. Such a meanie. bigay mo nga sakin yan. "Teka. "Oi. Bahala ka pag namatay ka dahil dyan. Ikakasal na ko."Basahin mo nang matauhan ka kung sino ako. Mautak ka talaga noh? *** ." His friend read the invitation for him. great. it's just. Am I right? "No." He took the beer from my hand and drunk it. Di ko mabasa. Totoo naman di ba. "Please do come to a wonderful exchanging of vows of hhmmm --. ano 'to?!" "Oh. you know." "And why wouldn't I? I'm at the legal age." "At least.

Sayang. >_< I left him at the Registrar's Office. Kainis di ba? Nangungurakot nanaman tong school na to." I grinned at him.The next day. Gosh. Yup. . Aish. we're starting to know each other na! Kulang na lang. nalate ako sa school. "Lawrence?" Sa wakas at dumating ka rin. then I turned to my room coz' i'm sooper late. I got embarassed. Aish. Nagkwentuhan kami habang naglalakad and yeah. "Late ka?" I met Eunjin at the door. *** Ayun. Late students like me always have punishments. ^_^ "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Late ako eh. Ano kamong parusa? Push-ups. Tapos magbabayad ka pa. I sooper hate myself. romantic place. even girls can do. You have to push up within 30 times. I was about to do that push up thingy when I saw the man who was standing by the wall. I hate myself from being late.

and he already drank nine bottles of beer. What am I here for? Sitting here while watching him drinking? Nakakaasar tong lalaking to ah. but he was not longer there. Next week na yung kasal. I went out of that school. *sigh* Papalabas na ko ng school nung nakita ko si Rex. Asan na ba si Lawrence? Maybe he went home na. *** The bell rang. I hurriedly went to his room to see Lawrence. wearing his uniform. "Anong problema mo?" *** Ayun."Hindi ba obvious ba? Asan si mam?" "Absent. anong gagawin ko? Tumunganga na lang habang ikinakasal ako sa gwapong nilalang na yun? heh. upset. the hands are on his pocket and kicking the wall beside the gate. I shook my head to my table. It's now evening." She took my things and we went to my chair. I'm sitting here for so many hours already! .

ang bango pa rin nya. Tara na. lasing ka lang. I brought him to his house. guess what happened? . nandito na tayo sa bahay mo. cute ka rin kahit papano. But I ended up leaning against the wall and he was hovering me. "Yah." I just pouted." I pushed him once more and he finally released me. He was still smiling and I can't resist but to stare at him. malamang matagal na kong nagsarili. But I have proven unsuccessful. 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. Masanay ka na nga." "And soon to be my wife. Fiancé mo ko. Buti na lang at kaya ko sya. Now I caught myself in the scene. Ako rin naman noh. "An-no ba?!" I stuttered. "Eh kasi naman. Ang sama talaga. I have no choice but to did it."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. trying to push him away from me. hindi mo ko katulong. "Marr--ianne~~" He said as he went closer to me as I backed up. I guided him on the way but he tripped down to the gate and I broke his fall. *hits myself in my mind* "Alam mo. since it's too late and there are no cabs and buses anymore. Kung ganto ang aabutin ko sa kanya. ayokong magpakasal. gusto ko nang makauwi noh!" "Makakauwi ka lang pag nahatid mo na ko. ba't ka ba inom ng inom ha?" "Ba't ba ang dami mong tanong?" He grunted." He smiled as I blushed." I hate you. I think I'll commit a suicide right now. Kung hindi lang dun sa kasunduan namin. But. Nakakainis. Kahit lasing sya. Well. "Alam mo Rex.

nakatingin lang ako dun sa mga estudyante sa likod ng school na naghahalikan. Enough of this damn thing. Di talaga ako makagalaw.. Or not? Handcuff o7 . It was my FIRST time to be kissed by a real man. PERVERT MAN! Okaaayyyy. Damn! His kiss was passionate. lasing sya eh. It was just a kiss. Di yan real man.Side Effects. nakakahalata ka na Marriane. parang sinadya nya pero hindi.and mention it. ako na ang hinahalikan -.O_O He kissed me ACCIDENTALLY. THE HOTTEST MAN THAT EVERY GIRL HAS BEEN CRAVING FOR. and so sweet. Ngayon.. Talagang matutunaw ka sa tingin nya at maninigas ka sa harapan nya. okay? . Sira. Dati. cut the crap.

He pushed me too far from him and I felt kinda insulted. It really sucks. kasama ko po si Rex." . "Oras na para makinig sa sermon nyo. When I turned around. "Nakakainis. "Di mo ba alam kung anong oras na?" Eto na naman tayo. do you mind?! Aish! Without a word. I took my handkerchief and wiped my lips. Another sermon portion. Sabi ko. "Anong nangyari?" Did you hear what he just said? Tinatanong nya kung anong nangyari? Hinalikan mo kaya ako. He touched his oh so red kissable lips.He suddenly woke up from his dream. Ako nga dapat ang tumulak sa kanya papalayo sakin dahil ako yung naharassed dito eh. Here we are. widened our eyes in disbelief. causing me to jump in fright and calm down. "Ano?" "Wala po. "ArrrgggHHHHH!" Biglang may tumahol na aso." *** I arrived at the front of our house and I saw Mamu at the gate. he entered his house." I mumbled. I screamed. Kasalanan nya 'to eh.

Ano bang nangyayari sakin? I covered myself with a blanket. tapos yung makapal pa ang sinuot mo. may nangyari ba?" Nagtaka sya. I locked the door.. mukhang may naaamoy ako. Goodnight Mamu. Matutulog na ko." "Malammmiiiig."Aba ate. Bilis!" We hurriedly went upstairs to take a rest. Pumasok na kayong dalawa. That kiss is so. I'm shivering! Lumalabas lahat ng init ko sa katawan! Pumunta ako sa kwarto ni Mamu. promise. Marriane? Anong nangyayari sayo? Nanginginig ka. Hindi talaga ako makatulog eh. . "Wala nga sabi.. loko. "Akala ko ba natulog ka na?" I hugged mom tightly. "Bakit." Bumalik na ko sa kwarto ko. diba sabi ko sayo matulog ka na?" "Di ako makatulog eh!" "Hay naku.. Paa mo yung naaamoy mo. talaga?" "Hmmm. "W-wala ah! Malamig lang.?" nakataas na yung kilay nya. I suddenly remembered that kiss." sumingit nanaman ang kapatid ko.. Teka. "Marco. Kahit kailan di ko pa to naramdaman." "Malamig? Hindi naman masyadong kalamigan ah! Doble-doble na nga yang jacket mo eh.. different.

" He turned away. nagbilang ako ng tupa. the usual na tinatanong ko sa kanya. Ako pa ang may kasalanan? Ibang klase rin tong lalaking to eh. Nakita ko sa labas si Rex. and I've tried all the things para makatulog ako. *** "Anong problema mo?" I kicked the wall beside him. O_O WHAT?? "Di ka rin makatulog?" Huh? What do he meant by that? You mean. Di ako makatulog dahil sa kagagawan mo. kundi ka ba naman tumingin sa dinadaanan mo. Syempre.The time passed by. naapektuhan din sya nun? Remember what he said last midnight? "Anong nangyari?" Malamang di talaga to nakatulog. Makalabas nga. It didn't work. lasengero ka kasi. "Loko ka kasi eh. "Ikaw kaya ang may kasalanan nun. Kinantahan ko na sarili ko. *** 3:17 AM. tapos inuntog ko pa yung sarili ko sa kama." .

"Kagahapon. tinawag mo kong siraulo. Pero bago ko binigay sa kanya yung cellphone nya. Hmp! *** . hinaharass mo rin?" kinuha nya yung cellphone. Ewan ko sayo." I rolled my eyes on him. Nakalitaw lang yung keychain ko sa cellphone kaya nakuha nya ito sa bulsa ng jacket ko. "Sinave ko yung number ko." Binigay nya yung cellphone nya sakin. tinawag mo naman akong lasengero." I rolled my eyes on him. Ngayon." "Wala ka pala sakin eh. sensitive din. "At least hindi tatang@-tang@ na nakabasag ng bintana ng isang sasakyan." I continued kicking the wall. Grabe ito. "Anong ginagawa mo?" Binalik nya agad yung cellphone ko. "Save mo number mo. Tatlong letra lang naman ang pangalan ko ah. yung cellphone mo." "Magandang pakinggan? Natawa naman ako ron. maganda pang pakinggan." Sinave yung number ko dun sa phonebook nya. Nseries kasi yung kanya. "Tinitingnan lang naman yung features eh. video at -- "Pati ba naman cellphone ko. Baka sabihin mo. camera. Hindi mo kayang mangbara. Masyado naman tong sensitive. May TV. hindi mo ba kaya yun sabihin? At tsaka. tiningnan ko yung features." "Argh.

?? I heard some knocks on the door." "*sigh* Wala akong panahon sa --" "Marriane?" Wait. Tinopak nanaman kasi ako. I know that voice. may bisita ka.. "Lawrence?" I saw him at the door. hindi ako pumasok because of this feeling." I shook my head and he gave his sweet smile at me that makes me melted away." . He must be worried. wearing his uniform & carrying a bouquet of flowers. "Marriane.After that sunrise. "Anong ginagawa mo dito?" "I thought you might sick so I bought you flowers. Miss na kita agad! Pumasok ka na agad huh? Mwahahugz! =] -. My phone beeped.Abby That's strange. "May sakit ka ba talaga?" "Wala ah.. Yah! Bakit hindi ka pumasok ngayon? Tinatamad ka siguro ano? Alam mo ba. [Ano kamo?] Kinuha niya number mo sakin." "Sa-salamat. He entered the room.] Hinahanap ka nya sakin. huli ka na. May tutor naman ako sa bahay eh. Umabsent ka pa para lang sakin. girl? I saw Lawrence around the school na! [I already know that..." "Don't mind it.

"Pano. ganun pala. "Maganda yun. Very good. Nakatambay lang kaya yun sa bookstore. He just confessed to me that he's a bookworm. Ayun. Bumalik ako sa kwarto at kinuha ko yung dala nyang bulaklak. I'm gonna explode. *** Napahaba ata ang kwentuhan namin. At saka sino ba yun? Nabingwit mo?" "Loko." his killer smile is always there. Sige ba. Magpacheck-up kaya ako sa doctor? . bukas na lang. okay ba?" "Good." "Sige. I'm gonna die. Kita na lang tayo sa school. Gusto mo. nagmumukhang tange ka nanaman." He stood up."Ahh. Then I smiled. 6 pm darating yung tutor ko kasi Thursday ngayon. eto nanaman ako. at tsaka sa susunod wag ka ulet kumatok ha?" Notice the sarcasm tone. Lumabas ka nga rito.. sumunod sa ate." Hinatid ko sya sa may labas and he drove away. Hay. I sighed in dismay. "Ate. bilhin ko bukas?" "Medyo maganda nga ang pagkareview mo.. Wala ba tong gamot? Nanglalamig talaga ako eh.. Awww.. ayos lang.

*** The day after. alam mo naman na hindi ako nagsusuot ng ganyan ano. It's Mr. bagay naman sayo yan iha. pumasok na ko. SIDE EFFECTS ka dyan? Ano yan. "Eto.?? "Mamu naman. sitting like an idi0t and looking at the more idi0t gowns. Could this day be better than worst? "Ano?!" I blurted it out. Lopez with the idi0t. Di ko rin makausap si Lawrence kasi maraming lumalapit sa kanya. What do you think Rex?" Isa pa to. Too good Rex didn't appeared. pills? Loko." Someone opened the candy-glass door. Kainis talaga."May SIDE EFFECTS kaya yun?" Handcuff o8 .Wedding. Nothing happened. "Diba Raymond okay naman ang gantong gown para sa kanya?" "Oo. Here I am. . try mo. ^_^" O_O What the -.

alam nyo nang ikakasal kayo at magkakasama kayo sa iisang bahay. Pinipigil ko na lang ang sarili ko." Plastik." He laughed so hard. "Eto maganda. Never. O_O What the -. "Kayong dalawa. *** .?? Bastos! I've never thought he's a pervert too. you should try to be close to each other.. Ugh! I sighed in dismay." tinanong ko yung personnel kung nasaan yung gown at sinukat to sa dressing room. Lalong-lalo na sa kanya." We exchanged glares at each other." Lumabas na ako sa dressing room. at baka makagawa pa ko ng iskandalo rito. "Baket? Hindi ba maganda?" "You look beautiful..He smirked at me and took the brochure. "Maganda. iha. "Eto bagay sayo. "Hindi ako mababastos nito. What do you think Rex?" He looked at me.

Niloloko -- "Marriane." He just smiled at me.Nakaharap ako ngayon sa salamin. Alam na nya. Napansin kong medyo close sila. "Lawrence. you look exceptional today. "Goodluck. Samantalang ang mukha ko. *** . di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo. Sorry. I saw them chatting outside. abot hanggang sahig ang pagkasimangot. nakamake-up at nakasuot ng gown." He put his hand in my cheeks.Marriane!" I didn't mind Abby's words as I heard na nasa labas lang si Lawrence." "Huh? You mean --?" "Yeah. "Marriane. "Girl. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comfortable with it." I rolled my eyes. Friends ba sila -. that's my lucky charm. hindi ko matakasan yung tingin nya. He suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index finger. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks. wag ka ngang sumimangot dyan! It's your day remember?" "Day ka dyan? Day lang nila 'to dahil sila lang ang masaya." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence. Nasa labas lang si Lawrence. The last teenage day in my life. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing. Hindi mo pa ata alam na taga Villa Francia sya bago sya lumipat sa school natin. don't be sad. is the day. Hindi ko naman makita. Lumabas agad ako sa kwarto ko at hinanap si Lawrence. " Ahhh. Today.

I saw Rex from a distance.. mangasar ka pa. ako naman. "Kelan ba 'to matatapos? Nakakainip naman oh." "Manahimik ka nga kung ayaw mong masapak. third. "Young lady. Ituloy nyo lang. Lagot ka sakin mamaya." He smirked at the priest and the priest didn't know. Suddenly. He linked in my arm and brought me to the priest. Hindi sya yung lalaking nasa panaginip ko. NEVER. hindi.hindi. But katulad na katulad ito sa panaginip ko. he mumbled under his breath. hahaha! I got my first step na. Ba't ka naman sumigaw?! "Baliw ka talaga noh?" He whispered as the priest continued of what was he's saying.. will you take this woman as your wife --" "I do. "Sige." "ANG INGAY MO KASI EH!" They looked at me as I screamed and my voice echoed through the church. and then so on and so forth. second. Hindi. Pati ba naman si father ginaganyan mo rin? Ang sama mo." "Magtiis ka. "So-sorry po." *** "Young man. di kaya -. hindi sya yun. The wedding ceremony goes on. will you take this man as your husband --" .Matapos nilang rumampa sa altar." Ahh! Sira ka talaga. Wait.

will you take this man --" "I really do. Well. But my first kiss was so. passionately." "Kailangan sya dapat ang sumagot. "I pronounced to you. it's just a smack." O_O Father?! Di pa pala tapos. Bilis father.. sira?" "Siraulo lang. Without a word. What am I thinking of? I took the tissue and wiped my lips. "Ano?" . Eeeww."She do. After that. Tapos na ang makulay kong buhay sa highschool. I just had been married in my seventeen years of my life. bumibigay ka na. we wore the wedding rings and promised -." I muttered. Nakaakbay sya sakin habang naglalakad kami papalabas ng simbahan." "Ba't naman ako bibigay sayo? Ambisyoso. God. Aiiissshhh. We survived this thing and tapos na. Baka mahalata. please! "Baka sabihin mo. Sumobra ang pagkalamig ko.promised that we'll never ever beat each other's face. he gave me a kiss. You may now kiss the bride. Again. Hay salamat. Kahit di nyo sya tanungin father." Cut the crap.. Ano ko." "Hindi kita pinagpapantasyahan noh. husband and wife. Young lady. you know.

" "Kapal nito."Wala. *Flashback* "Marriane. red roses petals scattered through the red carpet. "Goodluck. maybe he wants to get my attention. "Mukha lang lelang na ngumingiti-ngiti dyan. heeehh! . " *End of Flashback* Ahhh. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks." I smiled while looking at Lawrence. Bagay sa kanya green. Papansin.. "Hah. I saw Lawrence at the shady lush green tree.. that's my lucky charm." Lelang ka dyan? "Ang gwapo pala ni Lawrence kapag sa malayo. I felt the red roses petals falling down in my head. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comfortable with it." He just smiled at me." Paglabas namin sa simbahan. What a sweet guy Lawrence is." He put his hand in my cheeks." I shrieked. Awww. he looks hot that ever! The Guy in Green. I'm enjoying looking Lawrence here at a distance. He suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index finger. di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo. you look exceptional today. his hands are so soft." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence. heheeh. Rex held my waist tighter. di hamak naman na mas gwapo pa ko jan ano. Sorry. who was about to wear his green shades. wag kang umapela. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing. Love it. "Lawrence.

I mean. "Goodluck Marriane!" They all cheered at us. baket?" He smirked at me and rode to the driver's seat. "Yeah. "Yah. He answered the phone and. Sakay na." She smiled at me and winked her eyes. What is he up to again? "Kausapin ka raw. bilis. "Mukha kang loka-loka dyan.. maayos po kami. My phone rang -.. bakit ang sama nyo? Wala naman akong kasalanan sayo eh. He's not defensive anymore. his phone rang. "Pakiabot nga. dun ka sumakay sa harapan. katulong? Grabe to. Are they pissing me off? I looked at the sky..The car arrived and ready for us to go to our HONEYMOON?? God. "Papu. smiling smugly." "Baket. Marriane." I was about to ride at the passenger's seat when my mom yelled at me." "Yah. Parang awa mo na please! I glared at them before we drove off. Si Marriane?" He looked at me. masama ba ritong sumakay?" "Mag-asawa na kayo diba? Kaya dun ka sa harapan...again. and he's smirking! May balak ba tong lalaking to? Malamang sumasakay na lang para dun sa pinakamamahal nyang sasakyan. I just pouted. Yes po. sinong kausap mo?" "Si Papu." I took the phone from him. ." Ano ko. I'm gonna die -. Don't worry po. okay po.

" He smiled like a devil and has an evil plan to me." . "Mamu?" "Pero. "Kainis!" "Malay naten. "Mamu. "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. Naririnig nya kasi yung usapan namin. I dunno why. Isa pa tong daddy nya. "Joke lang. magkaroon tayo ng anak. may tatawagan lang ako." She's crazy crying out loud."Hello. baka maharass mo pa yan. He laughed while he was driving. Balik mo na yang cellphone ko. umiiyak ba kayo?" "Anak. It's possible naman di ba?" "Anong posible? Baka masipa kita papalabas ng kotseng 'to" "Kung kaya mo." "Loko. dapat babae ha?" She went serious again. Teka lang. "Ang ano?" Anong babae? "Anak nyo!" "Mamu?!" I pouted. nakakalungkot wala na kong dalagang anak. Kaasar! Tumatawa pa rin sya. Mamu?" She's crying.

" Wow. we're going on a trip to hell -. a trip to Hawaii [sosyal. He quickly grabbed his cellphone from my hands and put it on the basket. Disneyland. I'm still worried. nagagalit na kasi yung siraulo rito eh. "Hoy. .. here I come! weeehhhh!!! But. Gigisingin na lang kita kapag nasa airport na tayo. kase tingnan mo." I was smiling like an idi0t here. di ba sabi ko balik mo na yan dun?" "Sige Lawrence. eh ticket yun papuntang Hongkong. What if there's something happened when we got there? Wala naman sanang mangyari. mapupuntahan ko nanaman ang gusto kong puntahan dun. what a sweet guy.. between us."Sino tatawagan mo?" Oozy ka ha? "May sasakyan oh!" He went back on driving." I hung up the phone.. heeehhh! "Wala naman.." He suddenly looked at me.]. Dun daw honeymoon namin pero parang di kami pupunta dun.I mean. okay?" He smirked at me. "Marriane!" "Lawrence. "Baket? May problema ba? Pupuntahan kita dyan. "Matulog ka na lang dyan. Babye. I dialed his number and called him. Di bale. Oh! I forgot to tell you. yung ticket. Ang kutob ko sa Hongkong kami pupunta.

"Nakakainis naman eh.Handcuff o9 . Parang may dala-dala syang box. Wala kaya akong pera na dala. "Yeah." He smirked and gave the box to me. I like it. Nakakainis. I'm right. Nakakainis. wag kang mangarap. Yeah. hindi ako mag-eenjoy rito. I asked him at alam nyo kung ano ang sinagot nya? *Flashback* "Hoy. Pero bakit?" . "Buksan mo. Bahala ka pag nawala ka." I mumbled. It's a box.Beholder's Beauty. Subukin lang nila akong sisihin. Thanks. "Manahimik ka nga?" He revealed it infront of me. Akala ko pa naman pupunta kami sa Disneyland. Okay lang kaso. I have no idea what's inside of it." *End of Flashback* Alam nyo kung ano ginawa namin? We stayed at the hotel. Tinanggal ko sya dun sa box and what did I see? A lovely pink strapless dress with a white ribbon at the waistline. Dapat nagpaiwan na lang ako kanina. How cute! "You like it?" He said in a cold voice.

"Ginagalit mo ba ko ha?" "Bitawan mo ko. may isip ka parin pala. Grabe tong lalaking to! Pagkatingin ko sa kamay ko. kelangan mukha kang elegante sa tabi ko. "Pero gusto kong pumunta ng Disneyland!" I pouted. . pasalamat ka sakin kase may nagbabantay dun. He got me." Nakakatakot naman 'to pag nagagalit. "Wag mo kong subukan Marriane dahil wala akong pinipili sa mga nasasaktan ko. Ayoko nga. Dapat nga sa Hawaii tayo maghohoneymoon. "Masakit."We're going to attend a party at the middle of the night. I like that." I winced in pain. He let go of my wrist but he took my phone." umupo sya sa couch." I took my phone at my pocket. masyado tayong hinihigpitan at saka sa west sumisikat ang araw. 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. "Tatawagan ko na lang sina mamu at sasabihin ko na sa iba mo ko dinala. Loko ka." Sabi ko sainyo eh. Talagang maingat ka rin ano? Kahit na sira yang ulo mo. ano gusto mo? Ikaw lang ang mag-enjoy? Hah! "Sige.. "Hindi tayo pupunta dun. Kaya manahimik ka dyan." I was to about to dial a number when he stood up and grabbed my wrist together with my phone." "Ayoko. I think out an idea para mapapayag sya." he sat at the couch. namumutla! Namumula naman yung wrist ko.

I peeked at the room and I saw him. Ah. "Tigilan mo yan hoy!" Nasanggi nya yung side table..oo nga pala. nahulog kami dun sa couch. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam. "Cellphone ko. I saw the telephone at the side table and took it. standing and looking at the window. I was about to take my phone and -. sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya. Dang. "Dito ko na nga lang sila tatawagan." He looked at the window again. "Hoy. . Magkatabi lang yung side table at yung couch kaya." Lumingon sya." I dialed some numbers and he ran into me. Lumabas muna ako at nagpahangin." "Ayoko nga. My face flushed red. kapag sa malapitan eh." I said in a small voice. At hindi 'hoy' ang pangalan ko. Nakakainis talaga. he's so cute in this time --- "U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko. Our eyes met. "Aaaahhhhh!!!" Guess what? He's on top of me. kinuha nya yung cellphone ko.Hayaan muna natin sya na kumalma kasi kitang kita sa mata nya na abot sa pinakataas ang galit nya. ang sarap nga naman ng hangin sa dagat. Nakakatakot talaga. Di ko pala alam na.

"Mabuti at nagkakaintindihan tayo.. "Marriane. I remembered what happened a long time ago.. are doing great there?" It's mamu. *Flashback* .He's still looking at my eyes." "Mabuti naman. Ilang oras na kaming nandito." He smirked. *** While I was taking a shower. Baka kung ano na gawin sayo ni Rex." Hay naku. Mukhang di nya narinig. I sighed in relief.. dear. yes po Nandito po kamin ngayon sa." His eyes narrowed at me that makes me afraid. ang dami mong satsat.. Kunin nyo ko rito at ilayo sa siraulong to! "Sige mamu. Rrriiiiinnnnggg!!!! Hay salamat. "Ah. "Y-Yeah! we're at Hawaii na mamu. mamu. He looked at me coz' he heard who is it. I just make sure na okay ka lang. He do let go of me and I answered my very old cellphone." I hung up the phone. lagot sya sakin.

Hindi ko pala alam na maganda ako kahit di ako magretouch. [A/N : wala raw aangal sabi ni Marriane. "Screw you. kapag sa malapitan eh. After I took a shower." I said in a small voice.. talagang sira na ang ulo nito.Guess what? He's on top of me. He's still looking at my eyes.Teka. Di ko pala alam na." I mumbled." --- . I found a flat iron in one of the drawers and curved my hair. *End of Flashback* Yung mukha nya talaga. I looked at my hair and decided to put a little bit of curls at the ends of my front layers. I suddenly looked at the mirror. Hindi ka dapat nag-iisip ng ganyan. Even everyone's agree. Dang. he's so cute in this time --- "U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko. I changed into the dress he gave to me. maganda ka naman ah!" --- "Kaso ate walang nagtatangkang manligaw sayo. Mukhang di nya narinig. sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya. My face flushed red. Tinuro sakin to ni Abby when we're at her room. Our eyes met. haaayy -. hahah!] *Flashback* "Marriane. then it came out nice.

ewan. Lumingon sya sakin at ako? I was still drooling over him. you look exceptional today. Nagpulbo lang ako at nagpabango. Nasisiraan na ko ng ulo. then nag lipgloss ako. He was already dressed up and his hair was tousled. . Bawasan nyo panloloko nyo sakin. bracelet and heels. Hindi na ko magmamake-up. I saw him. He placed his hands in his pockets as he closed his eyes. Compare sa itsura nya kanina na mukhang halimaw. standing and his head leaning to the side of the window." *End of Flashback* Mga sinungaling. The usual. "Ano nanaman ang tinitingnan mo ha?" "H-huh? Yu-yung bintana?" I said."Ang ganda talaga ng unica hija ko!" --- "Marriane. madaling napawi ng cute nyang mukha ang mukhang yun. He was like an angel right now. Tada! Do I look good? Hay. dumbfounded. I wore my necklace. Magmumukhang sira lang ako sa tabi nya. Di ko naman naintindihan yung sinabi sakin ni Abby kung pano ang tamang pagmamake-up. make-up is nothing for me. Kung ano-ano nang naiisip ko. He looks adorable and cute when he was like that.

ano pa ba ang ini-expect ko sa kanya kundi ganyang mga salita lang." . buti naman nakapunta ka." He walked out the room and walked through the corridor. The room lit up with many crystal chandeliers. nag-aaral pa rin. Ang kapal. "Kase busy ka na pagkatapos mong grumadweyt." "Hi." "Musta?" "Eto. Pero pano si Candy?" He shook his head.Tara. He was holding my hand while walking to the red carpet. Long time no see ah!" They exchanged hugs at each other." "Nice to meet you. "Nasa states pa rin sya. there was a huge chandelier hanging from the dome." The man looked at me. "Anyway. "Pare."Ewan ko sa'yo. Yun lang ba ang sasabihin nya? Sabagay. Hah. bongga ito. Someone approached him and greeted a pleasant evening to us. ^_^ "Sinabi nga rin sakin ng papa mo. He led me to a nice banquet hall where many people are there. chit-chating and enjoying the wonderful night. I'm Russel Mace. In the center. Asawa ko. " I extended my right hand to shake at him. si Marriane.

"Tara. I really hate it! . I hate it! He took my arms to wrap around his neck." "Oh." He suddenly grabbed my hand. Jenny. let's dance. Sixteen. I felt some shiver going up and down on my spine when he hugged my waist. no in horror! He's pulling me at the crowd without asking me to go dance with him! Hah! It's really unbelievable. I can't believe it." My face blushed. my arms wrapping around his neck. I looked at him in shock. He closed his eyes and lowered his head to me. and that is Rex Carlo Lopez."Seryoso talaga sya. sixteen ka talaga? I thought you're eighteen or something kase mukha ka nang dalaga. Come on. 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. Ang ganda naman nya. Here comes the cute face of him." 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. Nakakahiya. My heartbeat is running fast. nandito ka lang pala." "What? Di nga. We started to move. "Honey. May I ask how old are you?" "Umm. fiancé ko. I have to get used to him. Sana hindi halata. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong pakiramdam kaya eto. Marriane Louse Santos married and gave a chance to dance with the hottest guy in the town. I. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang.

Naiintriga talaga ako sa kanya." Niyakap nya ko.. wag kang maingay. he let go of me and ordered some drinks to be calm. uupakan ko sya. Who is she? Tell me! Pinikit ko na lang ang mata ko habang sumasayaw kami.." Ano raw? Handcuff 1o .Expected things. Subukan lang nya na uminom." I mumbled under my breath. sana. "Sana ikaw na lang si Candy.. "Shhh. Dapat nga maging masaya ako. Nung natapos na kami sumayaw. nakaharap ako ngayon sa siraulong to. I can feel his abs through his clothes. but hindi eh. sinandal nya ang baba nya sa balikat ko. "R-Rex.But what's to hate? Nobody gets a chance to marry him and dance with him. My angry was totally hidden. dun sa Candy na yun. Walang bubuhat sa kanya rito noh! .

I washed my hands. When I got there. *End of Flashback* I touched the part where the heart is. To get rid of this feeling. my arms wrapping around his neck. We started to move. what's happening to me? Malamig ang kamay ko. I'm sorry. I quickly went our of the Ladies Room and shocked to see Rex. yes. kase it was really my first time to dance with a guy. I must be nervous about it." . "Anong nangyari sayo at nagsisisigaw ka dun? Nag-iiskandalo ka ata eh. kahit kailan talaga. The heartbeats going faster. All the girls went out and looking at me.." I bowed down. *Flashback* He took my arms to wrap around his neck. at nang makapagpahinga ako. He closed his eyes and lowered his head to me. I screamed out loud.. I felt some shiver going up and down on my spine when he hugged my waist. Bumalik ka na lang kaya sa kwarto?" "Mas mabuti pa yun. leaning at the wall beside the door and his hands are on his pocket again. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang. shocked and surprised. Oh my God.Nagpaalam ako sa kanya na pupunta lang ako sa washing room. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong pakiramdam kaya eto. I looked at the mirror. "Miss. are you okay?" "Ah.

"All of the girls out there wants me to dance with them. I stomped my feet while I was walking back to the room. manahimik ka. Itutulog ko na lang to. hindi ka ba nakomportable na makasayaw ako kanina? I mean. hindi talaga ako makaalis. "Sila. Sina Mamu and Dad. Ano ba?!" I stood up. . Medyo gumalaw sya kaya nakaalis agad ako. why are you doing this to me? Sinubukan kong makapiglas sa braso nya pero. *** O_O S-s-si R-rex?! Wait." He said coldly while scratching his head and brushing his hair by his fingers. "Aww! F**k. I heard a loud thump. All of the girls out there wants me to dance with them." "Ugh. Ooops! He got banged at the wall. Ang kapal! Aiiiissshhh." I changed my dress into a night dress and sleep. kahit nga makagalaw di ko magawa." I frowned at him."Baket. "Sinong nagsabi sayo na magtabi tayo sa isang kama. ha?!" I said in a frightening voice. kanina pa ba ko yakap nito?! God. "Kainis! Hmp!" I try to imitate his tone. T_T Ano ba to? Help me! All I can see is his fresh white good angel looking face. I leaned to the back door and mumbling some curses under my breath.

" My phone rang." "Bahala ka pag nagutom ka. Walang nangyari. Hindi. Nagugutom na ko." Kainis talaga. marami na ang nagpareserve ng rooms." "Mag-isa ka. "Room Service po." I mumbled some curses. magkatabi pa rin tayo sa pagtulog. Magkukulong na lang ako sa CR." "Akala mo. "Nung dumating tayo dito. pagdidiskitahan kita? Hah. Nasa itsura na eh.. teka? baka may nangyari samin kaya sya nakayakap sakin. 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.. may sumingit pa." "Ikaw kaya ang matulog sa malamig na sahig? Malamang kakayanin mo. Kung nandun tayo ngayon sa Hawaii. Pumunta ako sa CR para maghilamos. Mapapatay ko na tong lalaking to eh. "Umagang-umaga eh. Walang nangyari. Waahh. . "Tara." "Eh di sana natulog ka na lang sa sahig.."Ano?" Wala kang karapatan para tawagin syang mamu! Loko. "Baka kung ano na ang ginawa mo sakin. At saka wala na kong choice kundi matulog sa tabi mo no.." He walked past me. Istorbo. Wala ka namang binatbat eh.

" "ANO?! TEKA."Hoy. "Umayos ka nga Marriane. deeply mad inlove with him. asawa mo na sya ngayon. Anong papa ka jan?" "Wala lang." Ewww. baka nga isang araw makita na lang kita. At saka magandang pakinggan." "Ano naman kung asawa ko na sya? Di naman kami close ano. LOPEZ KA JAN?! Bakit ba?" Si Abby syempre. Wag kang maingay. type ko lang. "Shh. Magbabago din yan. At lalong lalo na hindi kami magiging close noh!" "Fine. Ikaw lang ang nakakaalam na wala kami sa Hawaii. nakakasuka. Lopez?" "ANONG MRS. Dapat ikaw ang tumatawag ng ganun sa papa nya noh." . Magbehave ka." "Eh pano pag nalaman ni tita at ni PAPA?" "Syempre ikaw na ang may kagagawan nun. anong nangyari sainyo jan sa Hawaii?" Lumabas ako at umupo sa couch. Mrs. Lopez ng ganun. SAN KA NYA DINALA?" ang sakit talaga sa tenga yung boses nya. Parang pinatay ko na ang sarili ko pag tinawag ko si Mr. "Wala kami sa Hawaii." "Ayoko nga. "Ano.

In this morning. Kung ayaw akong kunin dito ni mamu. 2 persons pissed me off. patayin na dapat ang dapat patayin noh." I mumbled under my breath. My phone rang. *** After I ate the breakfast. kung kumusta ka na. "Take me away from this guy. kamusta ka naman?" . "Marriane?" "Lawrence! Kamusta ka jan?" "Ikaw. ikaw na lang. Lopez! wheeehee!" "SINABI NANG WAG MO KONG TATAWAGIN NG GANYAN EH!" I hunged the phone badly. Aiiissshhhh. sabi ko." "Ayos lang. Babye Mrs. I'd better die right now. At sya yun." hay naku Lawrence." "Sige na ho."Hah. That f**king Abby and that damn stup!d Rex. "Huh? may sinasabi ka?" "Ah. I strolled around the hotel by myself.

Handcuff 11 . Walang effect yang pagmamalasakit mo. "Sinong kausap mo?" I didn't know that he was there. wheeehe! "Ah. I'll smile like a fool again. tapos na kase breaktime ko eh. bye. Lawrence? "Ikaw lang naman ang kakwentuhan ko dun sa school eh. Aminin mo Lawrence. I was smiling like a fool when I was talking at Lawrence." Tumigil ka. At tsaka. At least Lawrence can do that caring thingy. But binabaliktad lang nya eh." Huh?! "What's your point about that?" You mean namimiss mo ko. staring at me while me. my tutor was tugging me to go study.The weirdest thing."Eto. "Wala kang pakialam. . Kasi asawa na kita." ano? Himala yun pag nangyari. Mamaya na lang. all the girls approaching me everytime they see me alone." He hunged the phone. Hindi muna ako pumasok kase wala ka." "Meron. sinusubukang makahabol sa mga lessons by my tutor." "What about Abby?" "Nothing just came out from her mouth. He do misses me.

I dragged myself into the terrace. I quickly turned my hair into a messy bun." "Ano ba ko..I sat alone at the couch. "Hoy. "Dan dan da da dan --" I picked my phone at the center table. di ba asawa mo ko?" . With the heels. Ayokong maghirap umakyat at bumaba para lang sayo no. 12:30 na. Our room was in the 2nd floor when I should take the elevator in 3 times. Damn him.THAT FREAK DID THIS ON A PURPOSE. Nakakainis ka talaga Rex! I went to the bedroom and I saw the dress that he said. thinking about the future -. Maybe we'll be a great couple just like the ones there. he's waiting. It was 12:50. kaya wala akong choice kundi gumamit ng hagdanan. but I don't want to be a model. just like the hands of Lawrence. toot. Magbihis ka na tapos pumunta ka rito sa may terrace sa taas. All the dress that he gave to me looks nice when they're at me. TEET. di ako marunong gumamit ng elevator. Damn. toot. eh? Orange halter dress with a yellow jacket. toot. Maybe. "Ba't ang tagal mo?" "Tingnan mo nga. It was so soft. I saw him. That son of a -. Ang masaklap pa dun." I was to about to cry when he talked. that is in 5th floor. Bright color." He hunged it without any statement from me.WITH HIM. but I've never wanted to. At least I can be beautiful when it was a messy bun. Alam nya siguro na hindi ko kayang gumamit ng elevator. I've never wished to. Wow. 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. I really do have the ability to be a model. pwede ba? I quickly took a shower and wore the dress. kicking the wall. Maybe he'll be a great husband when we get back home and I'll be a great wife to him. "Kaya kita pinaakyat dahil nandito ang kwarto nina Russel. I touched the cloth..

"Ba't ka dyan matutulog eh may kama dun?" "Ayoko nang makatabi ka no. Freak." "Huh? Eh san ka matutulog?" I looked at him with a blank expression." O_O ."Heh. "Dyan sa couch. I took some shower. You do have the wedding ring at your hand. Obvious ba?" I pressed the pillow and led my head to it. I think out of myself that I was still single." "Hindi tayo magtatabi. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Matutulog. we went back to the hotel." I handed his wrist and looked at his ring. *** After we strolled and drink some coffees. look. Ayoko na syang makatabi ngayon no. ate dinner and tried to sleep at the couch." "You wish. Baka may mangyari pa samin na hindi dapat mangyari. I'm specific now.

aalis na tayo. Alis. Nakakaawa naman tong tyan ko. His baggage was already packed. Mag-impake ka na. susunduin daw nila tayo sa airport at dederetcho na raw tayo dun sa bahay natin. And nga pala. I noticed a note at the center table. He walked out and closed the door. My tummy goes growling ang hungry for food."Dun ka matulog sa kama. Mukha kang kawawa pag tinuloy mo pa yang pagtulog mo dyan. ewan. Handcuff 12 . inayos ko agad ang gamit ko without eating breakfast. "Wow. gutom na ko kaya pakainin mo muna ako. Gutom na ko eh! "Kamusta ang 3rd day sa honeymoon?" "Ikaw Abby.Rex. -. I was about to chomped all of this food in the table when my phone rang. Dahil excited na akong umuwi. Ano raw? Bahay." 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.Embarassing Crap Pagkagising ko.. "Dan dan da da dan --" I answered the phone." He pushed me to stand up and dragged me to the bed.Huh?! Ano raw? What the heck is he saying? You mean -. wala na sya sa couch. Istorbo.." . namin? Hay.

"I wanted to go to Disneyland but ayaw nya. Thank God. Tumingin muna ako from left to right to see na wala si Rex. We drank some coffees alone and he walk me back to that hotel. It's Rex. ano?" Mahaba-habang kwento to. he let me to sleep alone to that bed and he slept into the couch out there. Okay na?" Whew! In-off ko yung handsfree." Some shivers came out of my body." I heard some familiar voice from my back. "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. . Then that night." "Isang subo lang please?" "Marriane naman eh." I shove some steak into my mouth and slurped my drink. "O. I was shocked to see who's at my back. "We attended that stup!d party where there are many couples and were only the stup!d couple ones there." Sumubo ako ng steak. He gave me a dress for the party by night." "O sige. "He danced with me and slept beside me hugging me tightly. tell me what happened. "We stayed here in this f**king hotel." May gana ka pang mang-utos eh wala naman akong ikwe-kwento sayo." Feeling ko talaga magfe-freeze na ko dahil sa mga nangyaring yon." Magsasalita na sana si Abby pero binara ko sya. Damn it. Kinuha nya ang CP ko then I tried to call mom on the telephone here and he fell on me."Eh di i-handsfree mo yang cellphone mo. pwede ka nang maging story teller. Kinukulit talaga ako ng babaeng to. "Oo na sige na para tigilan mo na ko. "Wow.

kausap mo ko ngayon. "Eh di tuloy mo. oist Marriane!" "N-narinig mo lahat?" He freaked nodded at me. "What do you think you are doing." I sipped my drink. Maghintay ka lang. I hunged the phone. talking in your phone while eating. Abby. hahanap ako ng lalaking makakatiis sayo. Sino bang kausap mo dyan?" "S-si Rex. "Loka."K-kanina ka pa j-jan?" "About a minute ago." "Huh?! narinig nyang lahat?" "Oo pero. "Ano?!" I said. magbagong buhay ka na. "Marriane. Tapos mo na bang iligpit lahat ng gamit mo?" "Di p-pa. "Marriane!!" Ang sakit sa tenga." He dashed off the restaurant. I'll be off. hindi sya nagcomment about that." "Umayos ka Marriane." What the -." Without a word from her. Wag kang mag-alala. ." "Ayoko nga.I can hear Abby calling at me. annoyed. I passed by to drink some water.

Ang daldal ko! Ano nang gagawin ko? Baka isipin nya na isa rin ako sa mga babaeng naoobsessed sa kanya. TITIRA TAYO SA ISANG BAHAY NA TAYONG DALAWA LANG??" He nodded. what did I have done to you? "Hinakot nila lahat ng gamit natin. Is this some kind of a joke? Kami? Forever titira nang magkasama? Oh GOD." I mumbled. mapipilitan kang sumakay ng jeep. I'M GONNA DIE! Handcuff 13 . What the heck." He mumbled under his breath. "Oh. Umalis kami ng Hongkong nang hindi nag-iimikan. Kung wala. GOD. Mabuti nga eh merong taxi rito sa bansa natin. I gathered some courage to ask him out. wag kang maarte. nakatira sa isang bahay?" "HUH?! You mean.That will be shut up her for a while.Transferred." "Sanay ka kasi. . Much better kung tricycle." He mumbled. Hanggang sa pagdating namin sa airport. "Hoy." "Ang sama talaga nila. He was searching for a taxi. I can't believe naghahanap na lang ako ng taxi ngayon. He dragged his baggage and went out of the airport. "Anong sinasabi mo kanina na bagong bahay?" "Bahay nating dalawa! Di ba ang mag-asawa.

" He gave it back to me." He said. TEET. We sat at the bench around here and waited. Di na ko makatiis.An awkward silence followed. they came and we're on our way to our house. Susunduin nila tayo rito. Babye. Si Papa? Pa! Bigay nyo na nga yung kotse ko! AISH." "Sige mamu. "Shut up. "Hello?" "Marriane. Parang walang manners. Sige po. Kita nang nakikipag-usap pa eh. AISH. folding his arms in his seat beside me and looking at the window. "Masaya. But it already broken by my phone's noise. sunduin nyo kami rito --" He grabbed my cellphone. "Wala ka talagang manners ano?" I said sarcastically and annoyed. Pinapaayos pa ba yun? Nakakainis kasi rito yung sumira ng kotse ko eh. Suddenly." I said cheerfully. nasan na kayo? Pauwi na ba kayo? Susunduin namin kayo." "Talaga? Mabuti naman. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered my phone. "Mamu. . Wag kang mag-alala dahil separate ang kwarto natin." Nagpaparinig ka ba? =_= "Mamu. Sige po. "Kamusta ang bakasyon?" His dad asked. Such a freak. We waited for them to come.

while looking from the gate up to the roof. Candy? I saw a sunset rectangular frame hanging at the wall. Wow. Sana mahulog sya dun. hahah. I like that."You dear. maraming stuff toys? Maraming teddy bears? What's this suppose to mean? I entered the 3rd room. Wow." I pouted. inggit ka dahil mas malaki yung bintana ko kaysa sa bintana mo noh.. I went upstairs to look at the rooms. . Ang daya. it has a window too. Look. masama ako. folding his arms. maganda?" I spun my head and saw that b@stard. Talagang panlalaki. Three rooms? Eh para kanino naman yung isa? You mean. Ang ganda. I saw the pictures. I entered the 2nd room." He went towards the king size bed and sat down. In just 3 seconds. Spring version." We arrived at a two-storey big house. I've got explode." "Weh. Dito ba kami titira? Kaming dalawa lang tapos malaki yung bahay? Wow. Pero mas maganda yung sakin noh. "Maganda. Basta pagdating sa kanya. ang cute! Teka.. Is this my room? It's so big! It's like the size of our small house dun sa probinsya! All of my things are already arranged. Ang ganda. I quickly entered the house like a kid and looked at it's interior. this is her sister? And. "Pero mas malaki yung bintana nya kaysa sakin. Wow. sya ba to? Ang cute naman nya rito! So. "Ano. So this is his room. okay ka lang?" "Lagi naman akong okay eh. Yellow and Green. Ang sabihin mo." I blurted out. Wow. and it has a window. leaning against the entrance of his room. may kasama kami rito? I entered the 1st room. "Wow. Wow.

I sat at the study chair. "Sana mahulog ka dyan."MAHULOG KA SANA DYAN SA BINTANA!!" I screamed and walked out kasabay ang malakas na *blag!* sa pintuan. . "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" Ang kulit." I closed my window and sat at the chair. ang sarap mo tuloy pagtripan." "You wish. TEET. Looks like papaalis na sila mamu. entering the car and drove away. I peeked at the window and saw them. Sana mahulog ka. "Galit ka pa?" He smirked." I looked at my left as I was peeking at the window. "Sapakin kita dyan eh~" "Hay." He laughed again. Yeah. I glared at him. "Ang bilis mo namang mainis." I hunged my phone and put it in the study table. Hindi ko kayang pigilin ang galit ko sa lalaking to. I cocked my head through the table and touched my head." He laughed. "Bwisit. Paupo-upo pa sya dyan sa bintana. One for Rex. Nagpapainggit ka pang loko ka!" I said as I was entering my room followed by a loud *blag!* at the door. "Psst. Zero for Marriane. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered the phone. I answered it with an annoyed expression. "Tumigil ka nga.

His rosy cheeks got burned. toot. Bantayan mo tong bahay." "L-Lawrence. . ang bango nya. pag nakita ko sya. Alis muna ako. Yung bwisit na Rex na yun. lagot sya sakin. He lowered his head and our eyes met. toot. Sorry kung nasigawan kita. Whew. binanatan ko na eh. toot. Ano ba tong naiisip ko? "Masakit sa mata. Here's this strange feeling again." He shouted." He moved beside the wall and I looked at him. "Bakit? May ginawa ba sya sayo?" "W-wala. pupunta na lang ako dyan sa bago nyong bahay. TEET." "Hindi na. Sige." "Eh nakaharang ka kasi sa daan. buti naman at aalis ka na." I was shocked to heard that. Kailangan ko pang itaas ang baba ko para lang makita sya."ANO BANG PRO --" "Marriane. pwede ba. Hmm." I lowered my voice to him. Ang tangkad nga talaga nya. He will be here? "Hoy. "Loko talaga yung lalaking yun. He's worried about me." We laughed. Loko. "Sige." I hunged the phone and put it at the table.. I opened the door and he was standing towards me.

" Mautak ka rin ano? Akala ko ba close kayo? "Upo ka. Because he's acting like a POLICE and I was acting like a PRISONER of his. Uhh. "Ang laki nga ng nabili ni uncle. One for Rex. I won this time. AISH. He touched his cheeks and got embarassed." He sat down on the couch." Then I bursted out some laughs. Bakit?" . Iniintay ko sya na makaalis."What?" He looked at me with a blank expression.. Hay. One for Marriane.. I'm the POLICE and he's the PRISONER.. ang bilis mo. "Pwede ba --" Binara ko sya ng tawa ko. nagmixed-up nanaman ang words ko. ewan.I mean." I said as I was closing the door. "Aalis na ko. He looked around. "N-namumula ka. heeheeh. "Nandun lang ako sa kanto. Bakit ganto yung binili ng papa nya eh kami lang naman ang titira dito. wala kang gagawin?" "Wala." "Hmm. Why can't I be the POLICE and he's the PRISONER of mine? Aigoo. But it's hard to imagine. *sigh* Someone knocked at the door." He went downstairs. Handcuff 14 . He'll gonna be the POLICE and I'm gonna be a PRISONER of his.Unexpectedly Roles. I can't imagine it how my life is going to be UNDERGROUND. real game. How can it be? It should be. "Lawrence. In this game -. He's such a loser.

alis na ko. umalis na sya gamit yung black convertible nya. Goodnight.. *** .. Gabi na eh. gabi na pala. AHHH! Ayun." He made his sweet smile again. *** "May pagkain na?" "Wala. "Sure.."Pwede mo ba akong tulungan sa pagbitbit ng iba kong gamit?" I touched my baggage." "Goodnight din. His killer smile. "Sige." *** After nya kong matulungan. Wala kayang laman yung ref no?" I said sarcastically." "Sige.

" I was about to open my wallet when he took my wallet and took his credit card. 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. "Ay." Mabuti naman. nakatulala lang kay Rex." Binigay nga nya pero. pushing a cart na parang may anak. Maglakad na lang tayo. I stared at his back in dismay. ayokong sumakay dun. Here I am. opo. iniisnab ako. "Tumatanggap ba kayo ng credit card?" The cashier's eyes turned into a peso sign. Ito namang cashier na to. Parang sya ang magbabayad nito ah. Ewww. Para naman may laman yung ref sa bahay." Kinuha nya yung credit card tapos ipinasok sa machine. Ayoko na sa tabi mo! Hanggang makarating kami sa counter. babae rin yan. Ang total po eh. Babayaran kita kapag nagtransfer na si papa ng pera sakin. Pati mga cashiers. "Hoy. wala nang laman. kuha lang sya ng kuha ng makakain. "Bakit?" He said sternly." He said as he was walking downtown. "Wag kang mag-alala." Nakatingin samin yung cashier and her jaw dropped." Kinuha nya yung credit card. Rex. "Di ba dapat kalahati lang ang kunin mo? Bakit lahat kinuha mo?" "Dahil ako na ang magbabayad. eto na po." "Ikaw ang magdala nyan.." . tulungan mo naman ako.He led me to a supermarket. All of the girls there gave me a shot of glares. Puno ang bus ngayon at saka. naglalaway. yung resibo pero hindi yung pinamili namin. Thank you.75.. "Akin na yung wallet ko. Sya. sorry po. ayun. hati tayo sa pagbayad. "Tapos na ba?" "Ah. Php 1. Akin na po sir. "Ah. Lahat ng tao nakatingin samin tapos yung iba. Ang bigat! "Magluto ka na. come again. 857.

Di ka ba naaawa --" "I'm just joking. "You look like my sister. Ano? "Pagkatapos mo kong pagdalhin ng mga pinamili mo tapos ako ang magluluto? Rex naman. "Wow." I said as I was walking through the kitchen and washed my hands. He paused before he could say anything.Great." "Ang daya mo. I sighed." Then I walked upstairs. 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. "Ganto pala pag may asawa ka na noh." He said." "Talaga? Pwede patikim?" "Ayoko.. I looked at what in the caserole." Mabuti alam mo. Handcuff 15 .HUH?! O_O My jaw dropped. Pagbaba ko. Siguraduhin mo na maasim talaga yan ah!" . Sinigang." "Mabuti at nang maranasan mo. naamoy ko yung niluluto nya. "Wow. ang bango ah!" "Nag-aral ata ako ng pagluluto no.

" He shoved his spoon full of rice. "Makapal na nga ang mukha. Tch. We started to ate."Gusto mo kasing asim ng mukha mo?" "Loko. "Mmm!" "Talagang masarap pag ako ang nagluluto. "Teka. "But I'd wished to have a child with you. kahit kelan. suplado pa." He handed the pan and he placed it in the table. laruan --" "Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nyan. NO." "Hoy. Teka." "Gag0. "Hindi. "Here. "Pwede ko bang itanong kung sino si Candy?" I leaned at the wall while he was still mixing up." He grinned. ano ba yun?" "Pambata sya eh.. Gusto mong maupakan?" "Sige." He replied simply. Meanwhile. di ko pinangarap yun." I grumbled. "She's nothing. so shut up." He interrupted me to talk." I took the plates. "What?" . nakita mo na ba yung pangatlong kwarto sa taas?" I asked." "Pwede ka na ngang houseband. forks and spoons and placed it in the table.. "Please?" "Whenever I said NO. it finished. glass." He took the other ingredient and poured it to the pan. May stuff toys.

" Nababaliw na ba sila? "Nahawa sila sayo. Pero nitong unang pagtira namin ng magkasama sa bahay na to. Sana. sira na rin." *** After naming kumain." "Fine.Child. napaisip ako. no." "Ako? Maghuhugas?" He nodded. is so GREAT. During washing the dishes. Expecting us having a child. "Maghugas ka."Mukhang iniisip nila na magkakaroon tayo ng anak. No. hahaha. Sa ibang school sya nag-aaral eh. Pwede na kaming bigyan ng award.." He stood up and went upstairs. "Ako nang nagluto. Pero bukas. How if we can be MOM and DAD? NO. hindi na. and I can be a great wife. May pasok na eh. Pati ulo nila. . kaya ikaw naman ang maghugas. Yeah. Sira na ulo nila. no. Handcuff 16 . How about that 3rd room that is obviously owned by a child? Aish.. he can be a great husband. no. Imposible na magkaroon kami ng anak. Sana ganto kami lagi.

"Masaya? Tch. walang magbabago no." He grabbed my hand. Kung mararanasan mong maging asawa nya. "Ano bang problema mo at san mo nanaman ba ko dadalhin?" "Dumerecho raw tayo dun sa bahay namin sabi ni papa.CLASS DISMISSED. he is really strong. "So." "Because you're not so nice to him. We walked out of the room and went towards the girl's locker room. "Hi Rex~" He smiled at her. he's waiting for his wife. Kaya sya ganun. Then we saw him. "Rex can't do things like that. "Tara. May sasabihin raw. I tried to grip off on him but. kahit maging mabait ako sa kanya. "Ano ba?" "Sige alis na ko." "Sus." We quickly went out of the locker room and went out of the school grounds. I admit that." She grinned and walked away. Makatiis ka kaya na gawin kang katulong ng asawa mo?" I frowned. "Hay nako. She lightly pushed me towards him. I was about to open my locker when I stopped and looked at her in disbelief. kamusta ang buhay may asawa? Masaya?" Abby said while putting her notebook in her bag." . Yeah." She said as she was opening her locker. para ka talagang nasa impyerno at kasama ang isang tulad nya. Looks like kakagaling rin lang sya sa school.

" We took our seat and they noticed that he was holding my hand. puzzled while knowing the announcement." He referred to the little girl that brighten my face. she's cute when she smiles like that." HAY. "Take your seat guys." She extended her right hand to shake with me and turned to Rex. nagpapauto dun. Ano nanaman ba ang balak nila ha? "Anyway. isn't it?" We looked them. Looks like I'm starting to get redder." *** AISH. . she's Andrea. "Kaya namin kayo napatawag dahil sa mahalagang announcement. I'll tell you later. Mamu and his father are sitting at the couch while someone went out of the room. Himala. Here I am. She sat next to my mom. 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. Pag hindi ko yun nakuha. papatayin kita. I was pretending looking at the corners. Aww." "Malay mo ibigay na yung kotse kase importante. "We don't want to make you surprise but. A newlywed like you doesn't like a newlywed."At ikaw naman eh. "Good Afternoon po. Ewan. Rex is dragging me through our parents for that crap announcement." "You wish. "And she's Camille. Looks like hindi tumalab ang charm mo sa magandang babae na to ah. Then my face went brighter when I saw this lovely cute little girl. She's about 20+.

remember? Go ahead." "Yes po sir. "Can you look after her?" She said solemly. How old are you?" "4 years old po. "What favor?" We two looked at her with a blank expression. "I'm her mother. baka alam nya rin? "We wanna tell you something important. We're still puzzled about what was her point. can you be her parents permanently?" Whhaattt?! Ano?! Are you insane? Handcuff 17 . And I have to work in London for her. "I mean." Huh? You mean." Then the maid approached her and took her out."Hi Camille. ." Ang cute! "Umm. O. ilabas mo nga muna tong si Camille kase mag-uusap kami. may nangyayari na di natin alam.Being a PARENT. Andrea." He let Andrea to speak up. I want to have a favor from you two. Pero di halata. anak nya yun? Kaya pala magkamukha sila. I'm Ate Marriane. Rex. "Bakit nyo po sya pinalabas?" Something's fishy is happening. Aling Celia.

Malaki ang possibilities na pag naayos yun." I said while crossing my arms at my chest and acting arrogantly. "Bahala ka pag di mo nakuha ang kotse mo. "Mukha ba kong nagbibiro ha? Mabebenta ko talaga yun."I have no time to look after her because I'm whole day in my work at London. "Pa naman?! Nagbibiro ka lang naman di ba?" He said. malaking pera yun. So." Mr." He begged. "Ayoko nga. Kilala mo ko. We looked at each other. You have to kneel at them para maibigay na yung bwisit mong kotse." He reassured para mapa-oo nya si Rex. Rex.] "Eh dapat gawin mo ang pinagagawa ko. So please?" She begged. hahah. Paharang harang kasi sa daan tapos nagkataong masama pa yung mood ko nung nagawa ko yung krimen na yun. wala na ba kayong awa?" . Alam nyo naman na kung gaano ko kamahal yung kotse na yun noh. Lopez said calmly. He stood up." "Mas lalo naman ako noh. Ano?" "Ano ba yan. as if ako naman yung gumawa ng krimen. "TAYO?" Then we looked at her. kaya nyo ba?" He asked infront of us. wag nyo namang ibenta. "Pa naman. raising his tone. Mamu naman. "MAGIGING MAGULANG NIYA?" "Oo. [Ako pa yung nanisi.

" Then she walked out. "Iuwi nyo na si Camille sa bahay ninyo. "Rex.. Sucks. nakaalis na yung mama nya. She glanced at her watch and looked suprisingly.. Ang sasama nyo! "Please. I approached her as she was looking at the back of the taxi that her mom was actually riding on it. "Mamu! Ugh." She said and lowered her head as she was playing her teddy bear." She looked at me. "What's your name? Can daddy know it?" "You're not my daddy!" She ran away. mukhang sa kanya nga yung kwarto." I have no choice but to agree on her. "Seryoso ka ba? Iuuwi mo yan dun?" He whispered."Tapos na ang usapan na to. Then she approached Camille to say her goodbyes for the child. "Okay ka lang?" She nodded. and I can't explain the expression in her face. I knelt down to my knees and sat so that I can reach her height. "Uhh." Mamu stood up. I will be back when my contract there finished already. This will gonna be hard. Please do take care of her. for now. Rex walked towards us." I replied in a icy tone. "I have to go now. I forced him to make a promise at Andrea. diba? At saka. I saw Camille's face. When Andrea drove off by the taxi. "Uh. Aalis na ko. take care of her. "Alangan naman kung saan yan titira. kainis talaga!" I frowned. can I be your mother for now?" "I miss mommy. Naka-oo na tayo. 5:30 PM was the flight of the plane. He headed towards Camille and sat next to me. Camille." She bowed down and bid goodbye to us. Daddy. anong ginawa mo?" .

I scoffed." She shook her head. ate Marianne. "Siraulo ka ba? You're not caring for the child." I whispered to him. Let's look for her. Wag na natin kunin.. cocking her head at her knee.. Umuwi na nga tayo. sitting and crying. I aproached to her. I used to cry in a shady tree like this because I miss my father." He dragged me and I looked at him. "You look like me." Rex saw us. For me. "Sheeshh." "Oh. "We'll be a great family. I'll be your mama. "And he will be your permanent papa. I sat next to her. "Anong gusto mo? Inaasahan tayo ng mama nya. He sat beside her." I said solemly. you and him.. She raised her head and looked at me with her teary eyes. we will be your parents permanently. Ewan ko sa batang yan. "Pwede na ba tayo umuwi?" "Let's try to explain things to her. Mahihirapan tayo sa batang yun. Me." ." I pointed at him. I saw myself smiling. Ikaw? Ba't ka umiiyak?" "I miss my daddy too. then I looked at Camille and started to explain. Then I find her under the shady lush tree. giving me shade by a tree gives me comfort." He stood up. Then suddenly. Can you help us?" "I don't think so. after I cried." "Huh?" "My dad passed away." We separated ways to find Camille."Wala kaya. "Camille. Are you not happy?" She didn't respond." "Huh?" "Wala na rin po si papa. "Huh?" "When I was young. "Camille?" Her heads' burying under her arms.

" His lips turning into a smile. Papa. I really can't get her." He said to me while putting his hand at her head." She proudly said. She stopped from crying but still. "Want candy?" She happily took the candy and ate it." He smiled playfully. "See? Candy can cure kids like her. "What's wrong? Hindi mo gusto tong bahay?" She shaked her head saying 'no'. Handcuff 18 . He took something from his pocket and lend his hands to her." She smiled.We started walking when I heard her voice. "Do you love each other?" ?? "Bakit mo natanong?" "If you don't love each other. "Ano?" "Pwede ko kayong tulungan. I can't get her. To make us her real parents. ANO?! . "Ang tang@ mo kasi kaya di mo makuha. her eyes are teary then. So that was her point. do whatever things that parents should do. "Mama." What is she talking about? "Of course we love each other." "Then prove it. then I can't be your child. A candy popped out in his hands. "Huh?" I looked at him with a 'what' expression." We looked at her. "We need to act like one. "Mama? Papa?" We spun our heads and looked at her.Rules. That's why you called us papa and mama. She was not still happy until we reached the house.

and it was my phone. -. but then I remembered that I was now his wife. I'm gonna be busted. "Wag ka munang matulog. there's something wrong with my respond. What now? Will he text back? Hope it's not.They left me outside alone. I couldn't help but laugh at him. Pshh. May time ka ba? Can we talk? -." Ano naman yun? *** After makatulog ni Camille.Lawrence Sorry. May unfinished business pa tayo. he whispered. lalong lalo na ngayong dumating na si Camille sa'ting dalawa. He let me to sit at the swing. Pretend that nothing happened. "Anong pinagsasasabi mo?" I started to ask. his lips turning into a smile." He said while leaning at the wall infront of the swing. Sorry. My husband and our child need me. Wait. he dragged me at the backyard. Saying that there's a new message. Hey. And so. "Hindi naman mahahalata ng bata na arranged marriage tayong dalawa diba?" . My husband and our child need me. I hurriedly added another line. I quickly turned off my phone so that di ko mabasa yung reply nya. Okay na kaya si Camille? Then suddenly. When we're busy at Camille. I felt something vibrated at my pocket. Tungak ka talaga Marriane.Marriane I quickly send the message to him. "Ano naman yun?" "We have to discuss about how to go about in our relationship. WTF?! Did I just sent that? Gosh.

"Nabasa mo na ba yung 'Rules in Dating'?" He asked me. Nandito na si Camille. starting to brainstorm on what rules we could use just to get it over with. "But I wouldn't be your wife if I know na ikaw pala yung magiging asawa ko. I accepted the comittment at them coz' I want to have freedom. Ano naman yun?" I asked him with a raised eyebrow. We don't need that." I reasoned. At saka gumising ka. "Di ko rin alam yun eh. ako ang defending champion. "At bakit naman unfair? Me. "Hindi." . Di ko pa rin nababasa." I replied with a frown." Seeing no point in arguing with him since he was really stubborn in nature." He responded in a halfserious tone. not wanting him to get the satisfaction of pushing me around. He was probably going to start annoying me. He actually agreed easily." He pointed out. I objected. "Isang rule lang. "Fine. Rex. Pagisipan mong mabuti." I remarked. Akala nya huh. we have to prove that we can pretend to be her real parents." He ordered with a grin. the way he always did whenever he smirked. Hearing that. Ikaw. "Okay. I'm talking about our rules in marriage. Unfair naman yun noh." He said.He shook his head. "Rules? Bakit pa? Hindi naman tayo naglalaro rito." He said in reply. not wiping his smirk off his face. gumawa tayo. Kaya may karapatan ako na gumawa ng rules for us because in this reality game.. But then Rex started talking again. "But the point is. sumang-ayon ka rin. Marriane. as if I was missing out on something big. "Hindi pa. "Sinasabi mo bang ikaw lang ang gagawa ng rules? No way. I decided to give in." I answered. He smiled sheepishly. His grin turned into a smirk. The named 'Rex Carlo Lopez' actually read books? Kagulat gulat naman nun. "I'll dictate them. ano. frowning at him.

Lagi naman diba? He continued to speak in a halfserious tone. I was reminded that I had to sleep early coz' we have classes tomorrow." He started. Then he lowered the two and stated the first." Then he stopped and looked at me with a smile.I knew it. raising three fingers from his hand. Walang excemptions. "Hoy. I knew there was a catch. didn't care about what I said. wag mong bibiguin yung bata. Bigay mo ang gusto nya. Dinadaya mo ko ng harap-harapan. Ang kapal. Three. Lumusot ka na lang pag humiling ang bata ng ganun." Upon hearing that. "So. And soon. bakit isa lang? Gawin mo namang tatlo. I decided to just get it over with. "Ikaw naman. o wala. Magaling ka naman sa lusutan diba?" I finally said. And so. "Hindi. you have to do everything I say. Ano yung sayo?" I opened my mouth. loko ka. as usual. "Ano? Hoy. But he." I demanded. I thought about what rule I could use to my advantage as his wife. . Okay ba?" He responded with his annoying smirk. I decided to ignore him as I was entering the room and went upstairs. standing up from the swing. you can't have other guys while you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata." Then he raised another finger for each of the next rules until he reached the fourth. "Inaantok na ko at saka may pasok pa tayo bukas. I found it. "It's either one." "Tatlong rules lang naman ang sakin eh. I felt tired when I lied at the bed." He answered stubbornly. hindi ako robot!" I exclaimed at him with widened eyes. "Failure to follow these rules will result to a punishment decided by me. "No bodily contact. Pwede bilisan mo?" I asked him as I pointed to my watch. fine. pwede na kong matulog?" "The rules apply starting today. Isa lang. "One." "Okay. "Two. I opted to complain. Okay lang ba yung ginawa ko na magkaroon kami ng rules? Para na talaga akong preso sa piling nya. ready to argue with him about the rules he made but then he started looking at his watch.

and I'm just a PRISONER of his.He's the POLICE. wazzup with Lawrence?" I remembered what I have done. Change topic." I said in a small voice. sya ang topic natin. Abby called me when I was drying myself with a towel. "I'm so busted at him. MORNING. "Wazzup? Wazzup with your husband?" "Umagang-umaga. 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. Marriane. I straightly went to the bathroom and took a bath. "Good Morning.Annoyed. I started opening my phone." Abby greeted me sweetly. "ANO?" "Nasabi ko yung hindi ko dapat masabi sa kanya." . "Anong nakain mo at nag-ge-greet ka jan ng 'Good Morning'?" "Syempre." "Okay. Handcuff 19 .

"Na ano?"

"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!

Look. Kainis." We started walking through the living room. Haayy. "May tumawag po kay papa eh. Camille walked towards me and asked. I always did whatever he asked for. Maybe his friend or something.." I started the washing machine switch. Rex. Pero wala namang mali rito di ba? A wife can do any chores just FOR HIM?! Yeah.. hawak-hawak ko na ang mga underwear nya at nilalagay sa washing machine.Handcuff 21 . ". "Sino raw?" "Candy daw po. "Mama. making me fell at the couch.you have to do everything I say." A cold wind passed towards me and I stared through spaces. Tingnan nyo nga.Jealousy. Tatadtarin kita ng mga tanong. kilala nyo po ba sya?" Camille snapped me out of my thoughts. *** . Ang daming tanong na kailangan nyang sagutin. "Ha? Ah. Mali talaga. 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." That's the part of the rules." I blunted. Eww. Di naman nya sinabi. Lagot ka sakin. "Bakit?" I wiped my hands with a rug. hindi.

" He replied softly. "Si Marriane to. I don't think na makakatagal pa ko rito. "Tumawag si Candy rito kanina. Well. "ANO?" I dragged him at the backyard." My eyes went teary." His eyes widened in surprise. punung-puno na ko sayo! Tumaas na yung galit ko eh. ano ba? Tinatanong kita. and I continued my sentence. "Nagkikita pa ba kayo? May communication pa ba kayo? O may relasyon pa kayo?" I started to glare at him. "Si Camille?" I continued to be silent. I took my phone at the bed and started to fiddling it. Tatadtarin na kita ng mga tanong. making the backyard shake. "Hello?" "Hello? Sino to?" Yeah. Dahandahan lang sa pagtatanong. "Bakit? May problema ba kayong dalawa?" . "Pasalamat ka at wala rito yung bata. "Asan ang bata?" "Nandun kina mamu. Gusto mo ikaw lang ang hari rito. teka. "At yung bata ang nakasagot." I replied sternly. "Thank you.I waited him at the couch until he came at the middle of the night. I'm calling my prince. "Nilabhan mo na lahat ng damit ko?" He sat beside me. and some tears are just staying there until I walked out of the backyard and headed my room. Alam mo Rex. I quickly answered him." He frowned." I shot him a glare." That makes him so much surprised. my tears are starting to fall down. "Ano nanaman ang problema mo?" I headed myself to him. "May problema ka ba?" "Oo. May time ka ba?" *** The bartender went back with our drinks. "Hoy. I started to drink. "Teka. "At bakit naman ako magdadahan-dahan kung alam ko na niloloko ako ng asawa ko?!" I yelled." He looked at me straightly in my eyes." Then the bartender walked away. baka magising yung bata. Mga 9:30 PM or something. "Wag kang maingay. Lawrence.

Lagi naman ako sumusunod sa mga utos nya ah! Tapos lolokohin lang ako?! Aish. ako yung sumagot. oo." *** .Care. jealous or something?" I looked straightly in his eyes and my eyes widened. I complained. "Ahh." I blunted and continued to open the refrigerator to take a glass of water. "Di ba sabi ko sayo? May pakialam ako dahil asawa mo ko?" I spun my head to see him at the couch. beer nga!" I yelled. and Lawrence looked at me in surprise. I was about to go upstairs when he stopped me. are you. Gusto ko lang naman eh." Muntik na ko dun ah! "Teka. I saw him sitting at the couch and watching TV." I put down the cup angrily." He replied. at yung ba-. "Waiter." I lied. "Eh bakit ka nagagalit?" "Kasi eh. Am I? Handcuff 22 . "Jealous? Ako? Magseselos?" I quoted him in a question.. yung hindi ako niloloko ng asawa ko. My feet's noise caught Rex' attention and suddenly glanced at me. Nakakainis di ba?" I formed a fist and my eyes are flaming. kung pwede raw makausap si Rex. anong sabi nya?" The bartender gave me the beer and hurriedly walked away. "Saan ka pumunta?" "Wala kang pakialam. making the whole bar shake. hindi naman sa ganun. may asawa na sya tapos nakikipaglandian pa sa iba. "Well. When I came back."Sumusobra na sya. I glared at them. "Manahimik ka na lang muna. "Wait. Ganyan kasi kapag nagseselos eh.I mean. Upon hearing that.. Tinanong ko yung pangalan tapos yun na nga. sabi nya eh. Si Candy nga. "Ha? Ahh." I was NOT jealous. Obviously. "Bakit nga?" "Tumawag si Candy kanina sa bahay. Sabi ko wala sya. "Mag-usap nga tayo." I glared at him and starting walking through the kitchen.

"Hindi ka ba marunong magplantsa. Bilis!" I examined him." He answered sternly. "So."You're losing your temper to me." He stood up." I glared at him once more. He wears so casually today. "At bakit ka naman nagpapaliwanag sakin? Di ba gusto mo naman akong magalit sayo. "As if you're losing your temper too." I said softly." He threw his polo to me. Akala ko ba ayos na kami?! When I opened the door. "Oo nga. "MARIANNE!!" Aish. eto nanaman ang asawa ko. Inaantok na ko. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka magwala." Heh. while I can't." He turned off the TV and headed to me. at sakin mo pa ibinubuntong. umalis ako dahil pinapapunta ako ni papa dun sa bahay. hindi maganda ang umaga ko. Kakagising ko lang kaya?! "Iplantsa mo nga to. why? "Bakit ka nakadamit ng ganyan? Saan ka pupunta?" "Somewhere. "Wala na kong time para magplantsa nyan. I think of a question that will make him freak. exposing myself to his eyes.. He stared blankly at me as I stared at him with a confused look. "Bilis na!" .. Eh bakit nga ba ako nagagalit? Dahil ba nagseselos ako? "Look. you're jealous?" He asked smirking. throwing my hand down from my face. making me jump. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka magwala. "Ikaw naman eh. ha?" I defended. makita ako umiiyak?!" I can see my picture smiling evily in my head. *** I can say na. let me explain this to you. Look. 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." Then he walked upstairs. I dont want you to cheat at your wife. Ang tang@ ko talaga. "Matulog ka na. Wait. bakit nga ba ako nagpapaliwanag sayo eh asawa lang naman kita?" Mabuti at naisip mo. "Okay. "I'M NOT?!" I yelled. "Ano bang problema mo?" I scratched my messy head. sumisigaw nanaman.

Then he headed to Camille and said." Then he walked out. . hindi pa yan tapos -. Something hot that -- "AAAAHHHH!!!!" I quickly turned away my hand from the iron and kissed it." I pouted. do he cared? Handcuff 23 . He doesn't care. "Masakit ba?" He asked me in a teasing tone. Ayos na. Ibibili kita." A familiar popped out at my back. anong gusto mong pasalubong?" Then he smiled. Bye. Alam nyo na kung anong nangyari. "Alis na ko. "Kundi ka ba naman tang@ eh. Napaso ako sa sobrang pag-iisip. "Ah. "Masakit po ba?" Camille asked. confused and shocked. Then he walked back into his room too." I replied sarcastically." Then suddenly. Then Rex came. sige. nasunog mo na sana yung damit ko. Rex. He sat next to me and suddenly held my hand." Then Rex shoved his clothes and walked out. leaving me and Camille alone. "Di sana hindi ako sumigaw kung di masakit. "Teka.hay naku. my hands felt something." I replied in a soft voice. plopping off of the way and practically ran back to my room. 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. Wait. "Ano pong nangyari sayo?" "Ah. it's the devil himself. "OOUUCH. "Ah. "Oo. wala to. "Para di na masakit.Revelation. Camille walked in to see what happened to me. I think I should fry my mind now before thinking something else. and I nodded in return. I mumbled some curses during ironing his clothes. Rex wiped some toothpaste in his index finger and wiped it right through my hand. "%@!#$. making me feel irritated. Rex rested his hands through Camille's head and said. Nakakainis talaga tong lalaking to." I sat at the bed and still worrying about my hand."Ah! Oo eto na!" I said quickly. wearing the clothes that I'm ironing and with a toothpaste clinging his hands. cake po!" She cheered. Yeah. Ayos na?" He let go of my hand after that. I sat there. oo. "Camille.

. It's just. Kasi uhh. what should I say?! "H-hhuh?? Ahh. waving his hands at me. "WHEW!" Then I ran downstairs to open the door.. I quickly shut it.. I leaned at the door and scoffed. Pasok!" I led him through the living room and --. andumi ng bahay oh. I bet you know who's this guy. uhh. Sorry kung natagalan kong buksan. playing. "Mama. Nandun nga sa bahay ni Mamu yung collection ko nyan eh. Mahal na rin ang mga roses ngayon. I quickly rushed to her. bata? Pshh.?! I quickly looked at the window and I saw him with his black convertible. "Hello?" "Marriane. "Uhh. Saan ko sya itatago?! I quickly walked downstairs. and Camille's at the living room.O_O! ANO?! What the -. AH! Sorry ha? Nasa bahay kasi ako ngayon eh. baby? Pwede. bakit?" "Umm. Umakyat ka na bilis!" I pushed her back to her room and when I got to her room. yeah. "H-h-huh?! Ah.. Then finally. "Lawrence. Bakit?" "Free ka ba? Pwede ba tayong lumabas ngayon?" Huh?! what should I say." I replied in a cheerful tone." He laughed. umm. Loko. hi." I smiled. "I'm at your door right now. lilinisin ko pa 'tong bahay! Look. no! Hindi ah. he revealed his left hand with a bouquet of fresh red roses..My phone rang from my desk and I quickly answered it. Tsk." A male voice popped out on the phone. holding his breath...." . carebears are my favorite stuff toys."Bakit may laruan rito?" He asked. "For you. "Uhh." "Th-thank you. ano ko." ---. What will I gonna do?! Nandito si Camille. holding a stuff toy in his hands. keke. "Ahh. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo?" I replied with a grin in my face.. "You're actually playing this stuff?" He said. di ka na dapat nagsayang ng pera. Oh! Sakin yan! Yeah. hehe. Camille.

"Okay. not letting him to go upstairs. "Wala! Wala yun." He smiled." He smiled in return and turned his head to Camille. "Sino po kayo?" I stared at them weirdly. Tutulungan na lang kita.. They look like the same. "U-u-uhh. "Mama? ANAK MO?" He looked at me." Then he sat at the couch. Yeah." And importantly. Camille. may bata rito. lagot ako kay Rex pag iniwanan ko to ng madumi. sabi mo eh. I CAN'T LEAVE CAMILLE HERE. "Ahh. parang may narinig akong boses ng bata." Aish.. Camille cheerfully took the candy and ate it.." The noise was still there. "Lawrence!" I followed him and. I felt pity on him. "Anong pangalan mo?" "Camille po. Lagot ako sa mama nya. A candy popped in his palm. He turned his head to me. OH NO HINDI! He suddenly stood up from the couch and started searching where the noise was coming from. Then Lawrence rested his hands in Camille's head and smiled at me. Gusto mo ng candy?" Camille nodded in return and Lawrence took something in his pocket.. guys like him has many hopes. "Mama. "Uhh. oo?" "Bakit di mo sinabi sakin?" He straightly looked into my eyes. I put my hand at his arms. At tsaka. . pwede ka ba? Kain tayo sa labas. Ayokong namang palampasin 'tong pagkakataon na 'to noh! Pero paano si Camille? "MAMA!" A female child voice popped out from upstairs.. waiting for my answer. "Ano yun? May tao pa ba rito?" I turned my head upstairs."It's just. you're losing hope to me?" I grumbled. Libre kita. holding Camille's hands happily. kasi. manahimik ka nga jan?! "No. Never mind that. Aish. "Ah." I looked at him in horror. "Sabi ko sayo eh. namiss lang kita. Utterly busted." That was the words cracked up my thoughts. di ko pwedeng iwanan tong bahay na gantong kadumi. "Inampon nyo?" He chuckled. confused." Then he pushed away my hand and started to walk upstairs. I'm busted. Anyway. sorry.. THE END. he's Lawrence and not that jerk! "Kaibigan ako ng mama mo. It was. Rex and Camille.

who stopped from laughing and looked curious. Yeah. bakit nga ba ako nag-aalala? As if he was cheating too. SIXTEEN PALANG AKO NOH! Lawrence sat beside me and gave me an ice pop. di ba? .you can't have other guys while you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata. Pamilyar lang kasi yung pangalan. I stared at them in the swing. happily playing.. nagkamali lang ako siguro." "And-drea R-Reyes?" I looked at his pitiful eyes. "Thanks. Anong problema nya? "Oo. suprisingly shocked about what I've just said. papatayin ako ni Rex nito eh. Oh. "Gusto mong maglaro?" Handcuff 24 . I won't be having a sex with him. Para silang mag-ama.A family day WITHOUT the husband." Then he headed again to Camille and suddenly put his hand over her cheeks and smiled. I'll just surrender my virginity to the real one. Teka.. bakit mo natanong yung tungkol dun sa mama nya?" "H-huh? Ah. ". "Bakit? May problema ba?" "Anong apelido ng mama nya?" "Reyes." I lifted my head to him." He opened his ice pop.. iniwan samin ng mama nya na si Andrea. Wow. may mali eh."H-huh? Hindi ah.. Kaya ko ba yun?! Eww. AHH! Perverted thoughts. "And-drea R-Reyes?" Bakit kaya nya natanong yun? Siguro naisip nya na talagang kaya namin na magkaroon ng sariling anak. And what the hell. Bakit?" "W-wala." Naku. Teka. Teka. NEVER.

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.

*Flashback*

"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.

Paggising ko...

"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?"

. Kasi di namin kasama si Rex. Nung isang araw. Alis sya ng alis. patience. kahit sa bahay. Ano bang problema nya at nagsusungit sya sakin? Umagang umaga eh. ang bait bait nya sakin. Si Lawrence? Ewan ko ba kung bakit gusto nyang kasama si Camille. Kahit pagpasok." Talagang inemphasize ko yung po. Napansin ko. "Mukhang busy talaga sya."Wala PO. May -" He just disappeared from my sight.. Patience. Tapos ngayon." *End of Flashback* "Uh. Marriane. Camille appeared from my sight and just fake a smile. Masaya. Si tito Lawrence mo na lang ang yayain natin." *** At si Lawrence nga ang kasama naming lumabas. nauuna sya. I sighed. Posible kayang kilala nya talaga si Camille? *** . Hindi na nya ako iniintay. kasama si papa. ganyan sya? *Flashback* "Gusto ko kasi. Rex. wala kaming imikan. I tapped her head with my bare hands. pero malungkot pa rin.

Nagulat ako. the girl. "Sino bang gusto nyong sakalin? Baka pwede ko kayong tulungan. After that." ." Abby mumbled. but Candy! I rubbed my eyes to know if I'm just wrong. narinig ko yung usapan ng mga babaeng nagpapaganda. hindi nila ako sinakal gaya nga ng sabi nila? Mukhang alam ko na kung sino yun eh. Pagkalock ko ng pinto ng isa sa mga CR's." "Marriane. I turned around and I saw Rex hugging.Nag-CR kasi kami nun ni Abby.. But no. staring at them lasted for a minute and I quickly dashed through the house." One of the girls said. Tiningnan ko si Camille sa kwarto nya and she's now sleeping already. Sarap sakalin ng babaeng yun... Him. Handcuff 26 . Si Abby. hanggang sa binuksan ko na yung pinto dahil sa galit ko. I walked towards her and kissed her forehead. Bakit nung nakita nila ako. "Sino ba?" "Yung kasama ni Rex. the hug. Mabuti na tong maitapon na agad kaysa intayin pa yung trak ng basura. " Ako ba ang pinag-uusapan ng mga to?! Paulit-ulit na nagpe-play yung mga salitang yon sa utak ko. "Nakakainis talaga. Feeling. Mukhang imposible na ata ang hinihiling mo samin eh.Impossible Wish.. "Ayokong masira ang pamilyang gusto mo. Standing there. a girl?! Not ordinary girl. since hobby nya yun. siguro ganun din.. I found myself standing at the dumpsters.

Nainis rin kasi ako sa sarili ko kagabi kung bakit ako umiyak. baby. *** Nagising ako sa sikat ng araw. Anong irarason ko sa kanya? *light bulb* "Kasi alam kong may mag-aalaga sayo dun. thank God for light bulb moments! "Magbihis ka na ngayon. Let her be bago nya malaman ang mga pinaggagagawa ng so-called daddy nya. hindi man lang sya nag-atubili na puntahan kami rito ngayon. Nakatulog na pala ako rito sa higaan ni Camille with the same position I had when I was crying. Speaking of him. Hinarap ko sya and looked her in the eyes. Napansin ko ring natutulog pa si Camille. Kaysa dito. Papasok pa kasi si mama sa school. Baka magalit sakin ang mommy mo. That jerk.I can't take it anymore so I rested my head beside her and cried for what I felt tonight." I sighed and continued." Oh. dun muna tayo kay mamu. Dun ka na lang maligo pagdating natin dun. "Camille. I took Camille's baggage at her cabinet and starting packing some of her clothes that she can use. Since hindi naman nya ginagawa ang mga pinangako nyang responsibilidad [na ngayon ay napapako na]." "Bakit po?" I paused. anong ginagawa mo?" I heard her yawning. hindi ka naming maaalagaan nang husto. I looked at the mirror and saw my red eyes. Ang sakit ng mata ko. "Mama. Makaalis na nga sa bahay na to. "For now." . ilalayo ko muna sa kanya si Camille.

Ang magaling nyang papa. I went to Camille's room again. He pulled me outside of Camille's room. .." With that. "Ano bang problema mo ha?" "Anong problema ko? Ikaw ang problema ko. mom. "Ayusin mo muna ang sarili mo bago mo kami harapin. tapos ka na --" There he is. Ni hindi ko na alam kung babalik pa ba kami dun. I felt an uneasy feeling strucked through me so I broke it. A dad. Nabawi na pala nya ang kotse nya. Handcuff 27 .Committing a Hard Crime." I entered Camille's room and took her out. and dress up for the school. I sighed. sa bahay. tara na. we eventually moved out of the house with our baggages. and a child." "Ba't mo sya isasama dun?" Naningit ang walangya. Hindi ko alam kung bakit mo to ginagawa samantalang hinihiling lang nung bata eh isang buong pamilya. It has no use. I showered. Ilang araw nang patay ang cellphone ko simula nang nakituloy kami kina mamu.. "Camille. "Camille. I suddenly paused when I saw his car. "Let's just trash the rules. "At bakit may mga dala kayong maleta? Aalis kayo?" "Obvious bang aalis kami? What do you think?" I glared at him. You're nothing but a liar. anyway.She nodded and starting to dress up." "Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" I sighed.

3 messages received. ganun na nga. . Mabuksan nga. . Now the child's asking me. for which I don't know if I'm going to do it or not. ang saya-saya namin. I felt bored so. "Mama.. "Ate.... Bakit ganito ang nangyari saming tatlo? Nung kalian lang.." False words. ano? Bale lahat ng gamit ko. Help me out! "Parang. hindi pa ba kayo uuwi dun? Pang-apat na araw na 'kong hindi natutulog sa kwarto ko!" My brother complained. nag-away po ba kayo ni papa?" Camille asked. eh di mabuti na yung ilayo ko muna si Camille sa kanya. Answer me. At ilayo na rin ang sarili ko sa kanya. Come back here stup!d..Craulo.. okay? Wala. We need to talk.Craulo. ... Ano bang iniiyak ko kagabi? Walang dapat iyakan. Come back here. When the phone went on. Hehe. Then my eyes averted to my phone that is lying on the bed. Ang sama ni mamu. nasa bahay nung gwapong nilalang na yun. Read? Exit? Read. hindi na galit si mama sa kanya. Since nung nawala na ko rito sa bahay namin.. pag. wala naman syang pakelam at nagpapakasaya sya dun.Ewan. Tutal. Camille. I went upstairs. I read the other messages that is sent on the day we left. Hayaan mo. babalik tayo dun. . ginawa nang bodega ang kwarto ko noon. I have this shape 'O' in my mouth again. Aissh.

Sakay na miss. I'm just feeling down-on-earth these days. Alam nyo kung anong ibig kong sabihin dun sa bahay. Musta? Pasensya na hindi na ko nakakapunta sa library.Craulo.ANO BA?! SAGUTIN MO NAMAN ANG TAWAG KO O KAYA MAGREPLY KA! . makikiusap na nga lang. Bakit. Nakita mo sana yung mukha mo kanina." "Alam ko. My phone rang and I thought si Rex yun. "Hi. Loser. yun pala si Lawrence lang. nakita ko si Lawrence. *** It's been a week since nung umalis kami sa bahay. di pa masabi yung 'please'. Argh. And the messages goes on. >_< Hmp. Tsk. Ang bilis naman nyang sumuko." Napakunot ang noo ko. Naman.Craulo. Lanya naman to. Pero mahal ang bayad. "Pano mo nalaman bahay ko?" "Kay Abby. LOLO MO. "Hi. halata ba sa boses ko? "Haha. Ano ba?! .. SAGUTIN MO." Biglang may naghonk sa labas. "Magkano ba?" I asked sarcastically." He answered as I checked out the window. Napansin ko ring hindi na sya nagtetext o kaya tawag lang. 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. Puro ganung messages lang. Napatungo ako at yun. ." He spoke at the phone while eyeing on me.. With his black convertible.

. His car. Him. I happily skipped out of the house. 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. Okay. *** "Kala ko ba lilipad tayo sa moon?" I asked while comfortably sitting beside him." Tiningnan ko yung ibang sasakyan na gumalaw. "Naubusan ng rocket." He answered as he was driving. I TRULY MISS HIM.. I admit. Also. Limited lang ang pagsakay rito miss. ."Hindi pera ang kailangan ko. REX? But unfortunately. Lawrence's car began to move. hindi pala sya yun." After that. Smile ang kailangan mong ibayad sakin. the hug. Then I saw it. "Meron nga. Akala ko. Bababa na PO." "Pano kung ayoko?" "Pasensya ka. the girl. Ibang kotse pala yun. "Loko. Di mo ba alam na lilipad ako sa moon gamit to?" "Ewan ko sayo. kanya. I curled up myself and hugged my knees while my hair's flowing everywhere because of the wind.

"Dun muna ko sa taas..Kapag naaalala ko yun.. "He-hello?" "Hello.. I couldn't help it but to cry. Marriane?" . Christmas na bukas. nandun pa rin kayo sa kwarto ko. anak. Looks like I'm committing a hard crime. Craulo calling." He said sarcastically as he was playing with Camille. I looked at the Christmas lights blinking hanging at the window. Nung mapatingin ako sa screen. Two? I'm not sure about this feeling.I admit. pero hindi pa rin tumatawag si Rex.. And that is realizing that I now like him. but two crimes. that I'm not just committed a single crime. Baka nakakalimutan mo. "Oo nga ate. alam ko. nang hindi ka naiisahan. Hanggang kelan pa ba kayo rito ha?" Mamu asked as she was cooking and I was helping her cutting the other ingredients. 2 weeks na kaming nandito." I said as mamu responded with her hand over the air and I proceed to my brother's room. Oo. Baka sabihin nyang di ko sya matiis. "Di ko alam. One is the car. My body loosen up the the bed. Yeah. And now. "Marriane. Ayoko namang tawagan sya. I slowly answered the phone in a small voice. Tapos na ko. I hate myself! Handcuff 28 . Mabuti na yung mautak ka. I finally realized. My phone rang." I washed my hands.

Kaya nga arranged marriage eh. nagulat kayo. Why'd he do that?! Sira talaga ulo nun. Sinilip ko yung nakahiga sa kama. Remember sa Hongkong?" "Ah... He suffered dehydration too. Toinks. It was Rex." Napansin ko rin sa mukha nya na parang namumutla sya habang asikaso sya nung nurse. naalala ko na. "Alam ko po. Nakasal kami nang walang relasyon." I showed him my wedding ring. Hay naku. naconfine sa ospital. "Maiwan ko na muna kayo. Asawa po. Boyfriend mo ba sya?" Boyfriend? Kelan ko sya naging boyfriend? Napaisip rin ako. "Ano po bang nangyari sa kanya?!" "Calm down iha. Hindi sya kumakain ng sapat that's why he suffered that. Bakit ikaw ang tumawag?" "Si Rex kasi." Nagtaka yung doctor. But it's the truth."Rex? Anong nangyari sa boses mo?" "Hindi si Rex to." ANO?! "Saan sya sinugod?!" *** Hindi na ko nagsayang ng oras. Pumunta agad ako dun sa ospital at naabutan ko si Russel sa Room 213 kausap ang doctor na sumuri sa kanya. Si Russel Mace to. But he's safe now. "Ano bang nangyari sa kanya?" . "Ulcer." And the doctor walked away.. "Hindi po.

" I rolled my eyes. Tinawagan na lang kita rito sa cellphone nya kasi alam ko kailangan ka talaga nya ngayon." I complained." Napaupo sya sa kama and I looked up at him whose gaze was on me intensely. I felt my heart skip a beat. "Tsk. There was a pause and at any other point in time. Sino pa bang sisisihin ko kundi ikaw lang?" I sighed. matagal ko na syang pinatay. I think I'm going to cry of so much worry. Napakaarte." His eyes suddenly opened. he pulled my arm and he wrapped me in his embrace. "Nanisi ka pa. Tatawagin na lang kita." And he left. "Bakit mo ba to ginagawa? You made me worried. Ayaw mo kong sagutin. As I entered the room. Eh sorry talaga. his response would have shocked me to the point of melting. tinawagan nya ko at puntahan ko raw sya sa bahay nyo. iniwan mo ko eh. remember? Buti sila pa rin hanggang ngayon.. Kasalanan mo to eh. Eto lang pala ang gagawin ko para balikan mo ko. I don't like him. taken na yan noh! As she turned around to the door."Hindi ko rin alam. What happened?" I shook my head. He decided to break the ice." I asked him." We pause there for a long time as I registered his words in my mind. Pano. However. "Damot naman nito. Nakakainis. ikaw na bahala sa kanya ha? Uwi muna ako sa condo ni Jenny. ." "Ganyan talaga 'yang kaibigan ko." He whispered into my ear. the current situation was really different. "Ako nang bahala sa kanya. Hmp. And I saw him dying. Sige." She closed the door. nurse?" She looked at me." Yah. "Ikaw nga 'tong nakakainis eh." With that. He is actually taken na. "Kung di ba naman sya siraulo. Jenny? His girlfriend. "You responded well. "Nakakainis ka naman eh. Napansin ko ring wala ka sa bahay nyong dalawa. I walked towards him and sat at the chair beside the bed. "Syempre noh. Basta pagkadating ko rito. That's when I started to hug him too. "I missed you so much. She's admiring my hubby! "Umm. "Kasi naman. My final answer? No. she whispered. I saw the nurse.

Ayun. baby." I stood up and opened the door. Baka gumawa ka nanaman ng kalokohan eh. It was Camille and mamu." "Kaya pala. He hugged her tightly. Nag-alala si mamu dahil di ako nakapagpaalam.I love him. Ano. I'm so happy na makikita ka pa rin ni papa mo. "Ako na lang ang magbubukas. nagtext si mamu at sinabi ko yung nangyari. causing us to release ourselves in our arms. I wonder if he feel the same way too. "Papa. "Dun sya po sa mama ko magse-celebrate ng pasko. Namiss nga talaga nila ang isa't isa. "Musta na ang baby ko?" He kissed her head. naku. Handcuff 29 . okay na ba tayo?" "I'm not sure." "Hay. referring to his dad. Binilisan ko na kasi ang takbo ko after kong marinig na nandito sya sa ospital. wala ang papa mo." Sumingit si mamu.Okay? "So. kaya ba kami umalis ni mama dahil nandito ka? Bakit may nakadugtong sa braso mo?" "It's nothing. Paskong pasko. iiwan ko na ba sainyo si Camille?" . "Papa!" Camille exclaimed as she passed my presence and rushed to Rex." "Anong kalokohan?" We heard a knock coming from the door.

halos dalawang linggo mo syang inilayo sa kanya. Pero. Maipasyal sana natin si Camille. "Pano ba yan. Alis na ko."Yes. mama at papa ko kayo? Kaya pwede po kayong matulog ng magkatabi." I smiled. pati yung mama mo. mamu." I sighed. "Di ba po. "That's the spirit. Inaantok ka na tuloy." "Eh pano ba naman kasi. causing her to stop laughing. Camille." He smiled too. "11 PM na pala." "Okay fine. san ako matutulog?" "Oo nga noh. Hindi tayo makakauwi." When the door closed. he started." "Okay lang po yun mama. "Tingnan mo. Namiss na nga talaga si Rex." ." He smirked. Ano. anak. dito tayo magse-celebrate ng unang pasko natin?" "Kagagawan mo kasi eh. "Prove it ka dyan? Kung ano-anong pinagsasasabi mo. Magbati na kayong dalawa. "Oo na sige na." "Eh di sa tabi ni papa!" Camille said and I looked at her. "Talaga? Then prove it. Kasama naman po natin si papa diba?" I was touched to her words." "Dun ka na lang sa couch matulog. Iwan mo na sya rito. kaharap mo yung bata. gusto na rin tayong mag-ayos. mamu." "Bye. Inakbayan nya si Camille. ayos na ba kayong dalawa?" Napatingin lang ako kay Rex. "Hay naku. Camille!" Camille suddenly yawned.

papa. Medyo inaantok na rin ako eh. wala syang gagawin kaya nakatalikod sya sakin. Also. Pero bakit kinakabahan pa rin ako? Baka kasi. "Goodnight. mama. I felt his warmth through the bed." And she went to sleep. Wait."Pwede?" I looked at Rex who is also astonished but seem to be calm now." O_O Bakit ganun? Kinakabahan pa rin ako? Nakatabi ko na sya sa kama." Kinuha ko yung excess pillow at kumot ni Rex at nilagay ko sa may couch." When I lied beside him. Kakahiga ko lang. Hay. kailan kaya 'to matatapos? "Gising ka pa ba?" "Oo naman. He's smirking. "Teka lang. Naalala ko yung time na nakatabi ko sya sa kama nung nasa Hongkong kami." I kissed her forehead..." . wala akong gagawin sayo kaya matulog ka na rito. What was he thinking?! Nabaling ang tingin ko kay Camille na talagang papasarado na ang mata.. pwede ba? Ano ba yun?" There's a silence between us before he speak again. "Salamat.. Gaya nga ng sabi nya. baby. "Matulog na rin tayo. Merry Christmas rin po. Aayusin ko lang ang higaan mo. Camille. "Goodnight. Merry Christmas." "Pwede ba wag kang manumbat? Hindi ako ganun kung mag-isip noh. "Ano nanaman ang mga pinag-iisip mo? Ganyan ba talaga kadumi ang utak mo? Pwede ba. nakatalikod din ako sa kanya. come on.

"Hoy. "Rex. Magkakaroon pa yata ako ng bukol nito ah. h-huh? Gising ka na?" I whined. "Ano yun?" I asked as we rushed to the door." Handcuff 3o . lying on the floor and was lost of her consciousness. Ang bilis nyang makatulog noh? "Merry Christmas. well." But. almost lightning the room. Salamat. Tulog na siguro sya." I nearly smiled and faced his back. It was Candy. Oh. "Hm. Napaupo kaming dalawa at napatingin sa isa't isa. which is hindi naging effective. When I opened my eyes. Naramdaman kong gumalaw sya kaya napatungo ako at bumalik sa pagkatulog ko. Ang ingay mo kaya noon."What for?" "Sa patience na binibigay mo sakin. Ang cute nya talaga kung matulog ano? Wag na lang sana sya magising. Kasi hindi ka na humihilik katulad nung una tayong magkatabi. . all I can see is him.Just NOTHING for him.. "Nakatulog ka ba ng maayos?" I asked." "Ang kapal mo!" I smacked his head. He smacked me on my forehead. The sun shines brightly. Gising ka na diba?" "Hmm. Bistado ka na. "Aray! Totoo naman eh --" We heard a loud thump at the door. he didn't respond. Hehe.aww!" I touched my forehead. "Aray -.

" I snapped.." I shook my head. "H-huh? U-umalis sya.. just ran away with her. Parang ako yung witch na lumason kay Snow White nito." Door closed. "Dee. in mamu's home. "Mama. "Rex.." "Pano po si papa?" "Babalik naman tayo mamaya eh. Pero." We deserted the hospital and took a taxi way back home." He. Babalik pa sya.. "Babalik pa po sya diba?" "Ah. sorry. He was about to ran away with her when I stopped him. Tara na. "Marriane. oo. umuwi na muna tayo kay mamu. "Marriane. There's a silence between us before he speak again."Dee?!" He exclaimed as he rushed to her and tried to recover her consciousness. sorry." I said in a meekly voice. "Pero --" "Please... Anong magagawa ko? . wag mo kong iwan. Watching them two makes my heart torn into pieces. Ang sakit. baby. gumising ka! Candy!" But she still felt unconscious so Rex carried her in his arms like a prince. *yawn* asan po si papa?" Camille asked as she walked towards me.

Pang-anim mo nang bote yan noh.. I took my phone under the pillow and I dialed Lawrence's number. I gave him several chances. I continued crying under the piles of pillows para hindi nila marinig na umiiyak ako.." "Dun na lang kita ihahatid sa bahay nyo ni Rex. "Marriane. I just felt crying the whole day. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko. "Hi--hinde! Ka--kaya ko p--pa nohh. Marami na nga akong nainom. tama na. Parang. Sobra.. hindi ko p--pa ubos-s yu--yung iniinom k-ko..." He said as he was trying to take away the bottle of beer from me. wala lang sa kanya yung nangyari kagabi. Walang-wala ako sa sarili ko nung mga oras na yun. Si Marriane 'to.. Ang sakit." . Tama. panaginip lang yung nangyari kagabi. Tara na. "An--no ba. Akala ko ba okay na kaming dalawa? Siguro nga.. *** Gabi na at hindi pa rin ako lumalabas ng kwarto ko.." He stood up and tried me to guide my way outside.I'm just nothing but a prisoner of his. "Hello?" Said on the other line? "Lawrence. but what just he did? He just wasted it.. Siguro nga dahil marami na kong nainom nun. Pwede ka ba ngayon?" *** Niyaya ko sya sa isang bar para uminom.

Okay. He suddenly woke up by the noise I made. I opened my eyes and found Rex's head buried under his arms. ang sakit. ginaga... telling me that it was now 3 in the morning. "Teka. I attempt to go out kaso. "Gising ka na pala.... nya 'to. What if I can't set him free? Handcuff 31 . Yeaaa. "Argh." He started the engine and drove away. sa puso ko." I complained." Napasandal na lang ako sa sandalan ng upuan. "Well. He stood up.*" "Ang sakit talaga ng ulo ko..Shout-Out Confessions." I felt so groggy and tired.Ipinasok nya ko sa kotse nya. Ang sakit talaga. Masasaktan ka talaga. *yawn.wa?" I felt my hand was taken by him.. Kasama ko si Lawrence kagabi na uminom. "Ugh.. I looked at the clock hanging at the wall.." And he walked out of the room. I felt someone was beside me as I looked through the mist in my vision. ang ulo ko. sinarado nya agad yung pinto.. *sigh* that's love.. you have no choice but to set him free. At the time that he was now inside the car. And kung hindi ka nya talaga ganun kamahal katulad ng pagmamahal mo sa kanya. nagawa.. Idagdag nyo pa ang hang-over ko at etong sugat rito.. Kukuha kita ng kape para dyan.. which means hinatid ako ni Lawrence rito. *sniff* mali sa kanya kaya. ba akong. "May. . I tried to clear my mind of what happened.. I started to cry. tapos -yun na lang ang naalala ko. Nalaman ko na lang na nandito ako sa kwarto ni Rex..

Uminom ako ng unti bago ako nagsalita. "Anong nangyari sa kanya?" He attempted to carry me but I explode when I realized that he was the cause of this ache. "HOY. "Rex?" Said the other line. Palulunukin kita ng candy nang matauhan ka kung sinong kaharap mo ngayon. he took me out. I stood steadily and pointed my hand like a year older.." Candy nanaman. "Halos murahin mo na nga ako at isumpa sa harap ni Lawrence kagabi.." He handed me the cup as he sat down. "Oh. "Di ba dapat nasa ospital ka ngayon?" "Nagcheck-out na ko pagdating ng hapon pagkatapos kong isugod si Candy sa ER." *Flashback* When we arrived at the front of our house. wag kang malikot." He pressed the doorbell. "Teka...He went back with a cup of black coffee in his hand. Inumin mo. "Candy? Bakit?" . approaching me. Medyo narinig ko yung boses sa kabilang linya. my not-so-clear vision saw Rex at the door. "HEH! WAG MO NGA AKONG MAHAWAK-HAWAKAN! WAG KANG LALAPIT!" I exclaimed as I shove him away and Lawrence's hand too. His phone suddenly rang and he answered it.. Mahiya ka naman. Then. ay--yoko pang umu--wi. nabi ko yun kagabi?" I asked and he nodded. IKAW! !@#$ KA! !@#$%^&* KA SA BUHAY KO! DAPAT SA'YO !@#$%$#@ NA! NAKAKA@#$!%^* KA! I !@#$%^ HATE YOU!" *End of Flashback* "Si." "Huh? Anong pinagsasasabi mo? Kelan kita ginanun?" "Kagabi." I groaned. "Ano b-ba.

ANO BA. "Ano ba?! Ba't mo pinatay?" I just kept my silence at that time. 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. IBALIK MO NGA SAKIN YAN!" "Ayoko. 'I need you. I finally faced him. "ANG PROBLEMA KASI SAYO. trying to be so nice. "Amp.I shove the phone away from his ears as I hear her voice says. "Ayoko nga sabi. HA?! BAKIT." He begged. I felt him walking towards me. I tried to recall what he just said before he took his phone and left me hanging to his words." "TANG*NA NAMAN! ANO NANAMAN BANG PROBLEMA MO HA?!" He exclaimed. A few hours passed as that came up to our conversation.' before I shut the phone off. "BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID KUNG GUSTO KITA?!" .BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID KUNG GUSTO KITA HA?!" We exclaimed in unison. "Ibalik mo na. Handcuff 32 ." I shook my head. 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?! -.Escape.

lying is a really good way into Hades.. hindi ko alam kung totoo o hindi. *** My phone rang at the middle of my sleep. I really don't know if he really meant everything that he says or he was just lying.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... Okay lang ako. gabi na nga tayo nun nakauwi eh." . Hay. "Hello?" "Marriane! Merry Christmas! Hindi ba tayo lalabas?" "Uh.." "Are you okay?" "Yeaaa. Kilala kita. Halos ikulong mo na yung teacher natin nun para bantayan ka lang." "Girl. Ilang years na rin tayong dalawa kaya hindi mo ko madadala ng drama mo dyan.. ayoko. ewan. Remember nung elementary pa tayo? Natapos mong sagutan yung DD cards noon. I wish I can escape everything that's happening in my life with him in our own paradise. Basta pagdating sa kanya. Lecheng cellphone. "Hindi na. Sasakay na lang siguro ako sa kalokohan ng tadhana na ginawa para sakin. when it comes to him. kaya mo yan." "Girl. Want my accompany? Need a shoulder?" I sighed.. Siguro nga. pinagtitripan ako ngayon ng fate..

she wants to spend her last moments with me. Nababanas lang talaga ako sa sarili ko ngayon. Goodluck!" Hayy.. Bye. weird example." Huh? Si Candy." His voice sounds so convincing to me now. Ang sama ko. The door suddenly opened. "Tawag na lang ako sa'yo.. "Ano bang nangyari kay Candy at bigla na lang syang hinimatay nung nakaraang araw?" "Inatake nanaman sya sa puso. kalian na lang sya?" "Pagkaraan siguro ng January. "Dumating ka na pala.. . He's always with her because she's making her last moments with him. Mabuti naman at marunong kang magpakumbaba. Bukod sa nag-aaral sya dun."What's the point?" "Na habang buhay." I ended the conversation.." I misunderstand everything between them. Aish. lagi syang dinadalaw ng doctor nya pagkatapos ng klase nya.. hindi ka nawawalan ng pag-asa. Bumalik sya rito dahil. Next year. girl.. "May sakit sa puso?" "Oo.. There was silence between us before I could speak.. Hindi man lang nya sinabi sakin yun hanggang sa umalis sila rito sa bansa. Mga 14 years old nya naramdaman yun." "Hanggang." "Pasensya na kung nasigawan kita kanina. para suriin sya araw-araw. Her father explained everything to me tungkol sa kalagayan nya.

naiintindihan mo na." Reasonable ba? Lumabas ka na lang muna kasi Marriane.." O_O "Ku-kumain ka na ba?" I asked. oo.. and we always going to have this. His eyes were only seeing. But then. mine. para sa'yo.. Then it happened again.." He said at bumitaw ako. Ikaw. "Pero si Candy--" "See this ring?" He raised his hand and also mine. I pushed him when said those four words." I said and turned to walk away. "Wha-what do you mean? Hindi ko alam yung sinasabi mo. Sino ba rito ang asawa ko kundi ikaw lang?" There was an awkward silence between us. kaya ko pang magtiis. it was a gentle one this time. trying to change the subject. "We have this. he suddenly grabbed my hands and hugged me."Siguro naman. "L-lalabas na muna ako. "Kaya mo pang magtiis diba?" "Oo. But. Then he smiled. I looked at him in shock." . The kiss. Pwede bang bumalik ka muna kay Candy? Pinapaalala mo kasi yung kanina eh. "I really meant what I said kanina." Napaka-awkward naman nitong usapan na 'to. showing our wedding rings. He hugged me again and whispered at my back. Hindi yung bigla ka na lang manghahablot ng cellphone at sasabihin mong gusto mo ko. kumain ka na ba?" "Don't try to change the subject. "Ah. I really like you. Diba lagi ka namang ganyan? Always escaping over anything? Then do it.

Nagvolunteer naman si Lawrence na ihatid kami papunta dun sa bahay namin ni Rex.Sad. indeed. "Here's the stop. Binalikan ko si Camille sa bahay ni mamu." I said and I raised my hand as a proof. hindi na kayo mag-aaway pa. "Mama. "Mag-aaway nanaman po ba kayo ni papa? Iiwanan nanaman po ba natin sya?" "No. Hindi na." Sumunod naman si Camille.Handcuff 33 . "Hello?" . mam.. Things are getting smoothly. Baka kung --. "Mama. Promise. Hindi na mangyayari uli yun." Tumawa lang kaming dalawa at bumaba ako ng kotse nya. Salamat. Camille. A complete family." "Oo naman. She's very excited talaga. Look. I just waved goodbye and umalis na siya ng nakapasok na ako ng bahay.. Magluluto muna ako ng dinner natin. Sheesh." I answered as I sat on the couch. I told her that we're coming back so I packed our things. "Hay." He said as if he was a tour guide. matutupad na rin ang hiling ni Camille. she's so happy. I wonder kung sya na 'to. papasok na po ako!" Camille said and went out of the car. ako na mismo ang kikitil sa buhay nya. hindi na.. Dang. Kapag may nangyari uli.. The phone suddenly rang. "Sige na. 7 pm na kaya at hindi pa rin sya dumarating. siguro naman. may pinuntahan sya siguro. Until someone broke it.NAH. I now have this trust on him. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo. asan po si papa?" "Ah.

"Can I. "Yes.... "An. don't say it.. parang pamilyar ang boses na 'to ah." She said in a sad tone.. I think she heard her voice." . I don't want to hear it. Andrea." Oh. "Mama oh." Naku. malalagot ako nito.. ANDREA?! If you ask me who is that. can I talk to her?" "Sige.. she's fine! She's always okay and fine. pag nalaman nyang naaapektuhan si Camille sa naging away namin ni Rex. wag muna. gutom na ko!" Camille shouted as she was going downstairs. "Hello po? Mommy! Namimiss ko na po kayo!" She cried.. May I ask who are you?" "It's me. Teka lang ah.." Tinawag ko si Camille to answer the phone. that's Camille's biological mom na pinsan ni Rex. Please.no?" "I'm going to take her na. "Mama."Marriane. Marriane. "Hello?" "Umm. Kukunin na ba nya samin si Camille? Please. Musta na ang anak ko?" "Umm. ikaw ba yan?" Teka. Then I thought of it. si Andrea lang pala --- S-S-SI." Don't say it. "Ikaw pala 'yan!" "Yeah.

Please." Ako rin kaya. hindi ba kayo magtatagal ni Camille rito pagkakuha mo sa kanya?" "Hindi na. "Anong sabi po ni mommy ko?" "Ku. Hindi pala talaga kayang tiisin ng isang magulang ang anak noh?" "Yeah. I'm still at the phone kahit na binaba na nya. dahil alam ko na wala ang kanyang biological dad. Tutal. gusto ko ring tuparin ang hiling ni Camille.. "Re-really? So kelan?" Argh. "Wag mo muna syang kunin. Napamahal na sakin si Camille kahit kalahating taon palang kami nagkakasama. She hugged me." And she hung up. Bigla syang napatigil. kukunin ka na nya samin.. Tuloy. ayaw na ata kitang ibigay. "Hin." I whispered to the phone and hung it too. At ako naman. bakit ka sad?" Bigla namang tumulo yung luha ko. bigla-bigla ka na lang kukunin ng mommy mo samin. bye." "Talaga po? Yayyyy!! Magkikita na kami ni mommy!!!" She jumped in joy. "Kasi naman. "Ikaw lang po ang mama ko habang buhay. Stup!d ka talaga. di ko kayang tiisin. Sige.." 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. "Mama. Ba't di mo sabihin sa kanya direct to the point? "By this weekend. Camille.. But." I cried. Marriane. Don't.." . Sya lang. si Camille lang naman ang pakay ko dyan sa Pinas.. At tsaka. malungkot.

" I kissed her on her head." He turned to me again... And I love my mommies. kumain na nga tayo. baby. "Alam mo ba papa. A loud growl on her stomach sounded that made us move again. "I love you mama."What about your mommy?" "Sya po ang mommy ko. Haha. "Mama." "I love you too. "Andito pala ang baby namin na si Camille." Napapikit na lang ako ng mata ko at napatigil na ko sa pag-iyak. "Don't make any plans bukas ha? It's our family day tomorrow. ikaw nga 'tong laging lumalabas eh --" "Mag-aaway nanaman po ba kayo?" . okay. starting to eat. Halika na." He said. "Camille. sabi nya kukunin na nya raw po ako!" "Huh?" Napatingin sakin si Rex.." He kissed her on the head and then sat on the other seat which is next to me. sumasayad na ang nguso sa lupa." Binuhat ko sya papuntang dining room para kumain. "Hay naku. "Totoo ba yun? Tumawag rito si Andrea?" "Oo. Anong gagawin natin?" "Ah! Lumabas po tayo bukas! Gusto ko pong pumunta ng Enchanted Kingdom!" "Ah. tumawag dito si mommy. She said she's going to retrieve Camille by weekend.. Ikaw naman po ang mama ko. He turned to Camille. look what you've done at your mother." I answered in a sad tone. "Andito na ko!" I heard Rex's voice from the living room and I saw him walking towards here. hindi po ba tayo kakain?" "Ah! Nga pala! Kakain pa pala tayo..

lumabas kaming tatlo.." We were sitting at the bench while Lawrence was leaning at the wall as the people passed us with their baggages. Inakbayan naman nya ko. "Yup.Departure Confession. Hindi na. Hindi ko maexplain kung ano ang nararamdaman ko nung mga oras na yun. I wish we could be like this. ^___^ But then." Rex opted. And this is the day that Camille will be taken away from us. London to Philippines has now arrived. The day after. nagpromise si mama? That will never happen again.We looked at Camille. "Stop pouting. indeed.. *** "Flight 507. eh? But it was good. Remember." . "No.. Cheesy.. forever. Sad. sweetie. "Shut up... We're at the airport. kukunin pa rin samin si Camille. Basta. Yup." And he kissed my forehead. diba?" I looked at Rex. Handcuff 34 . kasama ko pa rin sila nun.

MOMMY!" She exclaimed as she saw her mother -. Teka.mama. nahawakan na ni Lawrence ang braso ni Andrea. sasamahan na lang kita. Baka kung anong gawin sakin ni Lawrence eh. "'Lika.. her eyes widened. hindi yan ang Lawrence na nakilala ko ah." Nagsalita naman si Andrea. "I miss you mommy!" "I missed you too.true mother with a small bag. "Ikaw na ang bumili. "Mommy. ." Pero bago pa sya makaalis. ang bait po sakin ni tito Lawrence --. hindi sya magtatagal. "B-bakit?" "Naiihi po ako!" Naman. "Bibili muna ako ng ticket pabalik." Sabi naman ni Rex at umalis na sila. nakakabitin naman 'tong si Camille oh. meet tito Lawrence!" As Andrea saw his face. "Alam mo po ba mommy. he looked so vulnerable." Naku.."Ang tagal naman ni -. baby. "Teka --" "Ikaw na ang bumili. Bakit ba? Is there something wrong? Camille suddenly pulled her in front of Lawrence. With dark portal eyes and cold expression. maybe there was something really wrong. Napatingin uli ako dun sa dalawa na hindi pa rin gumagalaw hanggang ngayon. I was about to take Camille's baggage as I suddenly looked at Lawrence and he was like. Sabi ko nga. nakakita ng multo." She said as her eyes were shut. She dashed over to her and hugged her. sandali. Oh. Until she broke it and looked at me." She suddenly looked at me. Napalakad naman ako ng mabilis papalayo sa kanila. Walang makapagsalita sa kanilang dalawa kundi si Camille lang.

anak natin sya. "No. Hindi mo sya anak.WALA AKONG PERA. Andrea." "I don't." "Kilala mo ko." ." "I don't. Na parang nag-aaway sila. PWEDE BA?! Papunta na ko sa kanila nang marinig ko ang mga boses nila. napatakip ako sa bunganga ko. hindi. Anak ko sya. Napatago naman ako sa may pader malapit sa kanila. Don't act like you don't know me at all." He sighed. "Don't be like that. Pero nung marinig ko ang mga sumunod na sinabi ni Lawrence. "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. "You know me. "I can feel it.Sad Departure. Patay na ang daddy nya. Wala syang daddy na katulad mo." Handcuff 35 ." "Eh sa hindi naman talaga kita kilala eh!" She exclaimed.

Aalis kami ni Camille.." Napaupo sya sa may bench. has a child?! And then. Hinarap ko naman si Lawrence. si Camille?" . she started to cry.." She escaped successfully into his arms and she passed me with tears in her eyes." "No. iniwan nya 'tong si Andrea with a big responsibility?! But then. "Nung sinabi ko sa'yo noon na merong tao dito sa tyan ko. And now. Si Lawrence na nakilala ko sa kalsada na sinabihan akong hindi dapat ako humarang sa kalsada dahil delikado. wala na sila. Alam mo namang tutol sayo noon ang parents ko. Nung time na kailangan ko ng tagapagtanggol laban sa tatay ko. "Please. hindi ako makalapit sa'yo nun. hindi ka dumating. Wag mo na kaming guluhin." "Why not?!" "You've just said it before. hindi mo sya makukuha sakin. You hate responsibilities. "It's too late to change everything. Kahit anong gawin mo." She was about to walk when he suddenly hugged her. I know what I did is wrong. We can start all over again. Wala kang karapatan sa kanya dahil ako lang ang kinilala nyang tatay at nanay nya!" I was astonished at that time. Maayos na ang buhay naming dalawa. "Kanina ka pa dyan diba?" "Totoo ba yun? Ha? Anak mo. Just don't leave me. Pagod na ko.. Don't. tinakasan mo ko. Ngayong napalaki ko sya ng maayos. Totoo ba talaga yun? Naguguluhan ako sa mga narinig ko."Bakit mo ba sya nilalayo sakin? May karapatan naman ako sa kanya diba?" "Wala kang karapatan sa kanya. kukunin mo naman sya sakin.. diba? Kaya.

Napansin ko nga rin yung kinakain ni Camille. She always wished for a complete family every night. "Mama!" I looked back to see Rex and Camille. "Mabubuo rin ang pamilya mo balang araw." He turned away." . hayaan mo munang makapag-isip si Andrea about that. "Dun yun sa kabila. for the mean time. Pero." Silence occurred." "Pero. I can feel it. Trust me. "Maiintindihan nya yun. Baka nga. "Camille." Then her eyes shifted to Lawrence and continued. cotton candy. Si Andrea?" "Bumili ng ticket. wala na po si daddy." I smiled. mas maging masaya sya dahil makukumpleto na ang pamilya na gusto nya." That maybe hit him." "Nagpabili pa kasi 'to ng cotton candy eh. Magpaalam ka na sa kanila. "Maiintindihan naman yun ni Camille eh. But angry because of what he did to Andrea. Ano kayang iniisip nya ngayon? Susunod pa rin ba sya kina Camille? "Sige na baby." "Huh?" He lifted his head to me. "Antagal nyo ah." She whispered and looked at me. "Nang makaalis na tayo agad. "Pero. Believe me. I felt bad to Lawrence. Napatingin naman ako kay Lawrence at hindi ko sya mabasa. "Ayan na sya." He sighed and shook his head." I said and he gently smiled at me. natatakot rin ako na malaman ni Camille ang totoo." We looked at Andrea with 2 tickets. It's not yet time." He said."Ang liit talaga ng mundo ano? Sabi ko na nga ba. tama ang instincts ko. "Meron ba nyan rito?" I asked. "Bye mama. Camille hugged me.

"Hmm. his eyes averted to Andrea but she took her eyes off easily.. When he released her. Marami lang akong iniisip ngayon. Handcuff 36 . Lumalamig na yung pagkain mo." Rex called. they started to walk. Kumain kami pagkauwi namin sa bahay. "Pasensya ka na." I nodded as I drank water. Camille at si Andrea?" He asked before he took a bite at his food. "Anong meron sa kanila?" ."Andyan lang sya. Hindi nabigay ni papa yung best nya. leaving Lawrence behind. With a cold breeze passed us. Camille.." She released me and hugged Rex too. "Bye papa. Kasi nagbati pa rin kayo ni mama. wala raw syang gana. Binigay nyo na po ang best nyo. laging nakabantay sa'yo." "Hindi po. Sana hindi na po kayo mag-away." "Like what?" "Yung tungkol sa kanilang tatlo." "Sino? Sina Lawrence. *sigh* "Hoy.Good Sides." "Sorry sa lahat. Si Lawrence na mismo ang yumakap sa kanya." She released him and turned to Lawrence. I snapped out of my thoughts when I saw him looking at me. Niyaya namin si Lawrence kaso. Dahil siguro dun.

" Natigilan si Rex sa narinig nya. I approached Rex." .. gawin mo ang dapat. Hindi ko man nagawang pigilan sya." He drank water and stared far away. Nagtago ako sa may gate. "Stop it. "Rex! Lawrence! Anong nangyari sa inyo?! Nagsuntukan ba kayo?!" I exclaimed. Basta na lang ako sumuko. "Labas lang ako. Ano bang nangyayari sa kanya? *** Pagkatapos kong maghugas. dapat alam mo diba?" "Hindi ko pa kaya sya kilala noon.. Teka. Hindi ko ipinaglaban ang tama." And he walked out of this house. "Wag mong sabihing gagayahin mo rin ang ginawa ko?" "Eh." He attempted to punch him again when I held his arm and looked into his eyes. anong gagawin ko?!" Boses naman 'yon ni Lawrence. An awkward silence came. Hindi ko sya sinundan. "I'm telling you. He stood up. Drenched in blood and full of cuts on their faces. Please. hindi ko pa rin ginawa ang dapat. He suddenly changed into a vulnerable one. He wiped his nose that is bleeding right now."Anak nila si Camille. Camille? Panong nangyari yun?" "Hindi ko rin alam. Guess what I saw? Rex and Lawrence. Boses ni Rex yun ah. "Sundan mo sila! Ayokong gayahin mo ang ginawa ko noon. "Ano? Anak ni Lawrence si. lumabas ako only to hear a familiar voice. hinarap ko sila. That's what I'm expecting you to do!" Nung naging sigaw ang pagsasalita nya.

"Alis muna ako." I stood up and went to the cabinets. "Arrh. sandali!" Inalalayan ko sya sa braso. Kasalanan mo 'yan kung bakit may mga sugat ka." I took the medical kit and went to him. Napatahimik na lang kami bigla habang ginagamot ko sya. Tatawag na lang ako sa bahay para kunin ako rito. kaya ko pa." He slowly walked. Nung nilagyan ko na ng band-aid ang lahat ng sugat nya.Wala na syang nagawa kundi pumasok na lang sa bahay at pinuntahan ko naman si Lawrence. "Kung di ba naman t@nga ang lalaking yan." He called." He broke a smile infront of me. "Teka. "Rex. dahan-dahanin mo naman. "Ayokong gayahin nya ang ginawa ko. "Teka. Iniisip lang nya ang magiging reakyon ni Camille. mag-iintay sya sa wala. Kinuha ko kaagad yung cotton at nilagyan ng alcohol. niligpit ko yung medical kit at napaupo sa tabi nya." "Iniisip ko lang naman yung bata. "Wag kang makulit.. kukunin ko lang yung medical kit. Pano na lang si Camille? Ano yun." He rested his head to the couch." I retrieved the cotton out of his hand. alam ko kung anong intensyon mo." He stood up." He took the cotton on my hand. "Tama nga sya. hindi na rin sya magiging malungkot. Pero alam naman siguro ni Lawrence ang ginagawa nya." "Hay nako. "Kaya mo ba?" "Oo. "Aray." At wala na kong nagawa kundi iwanan na sya." . Dun na lang ako mag-iintay sa park. pinamumukha sa kanya na wala na syang tatay. Tiningnan ko ang mga pasa at sugat nya. hinarap ko naman si Rex sa may couch. Sige na. Sige." I sighed. wag ka ngang basta-basta nanununtok ng tao? You know that it's intolerable." Sabi ko sabay diniin yung cotton sa pasa niya. "Ano bang nangyari? Gusto mo gamutin natin yan?" "Wag na. "Anong wag? Mamaya maimpeksyon yan eh. lalaki sya ng walang tatay sa tabi nya? Pagkatapos. *sigh* Kung alam lang nya ang totoo. Ano ba? Ako na nga lang kasi. "Wag na. At tsaka. Pagpasok ko sa bahay.

I'm so glad dahil may malasakit pala sya sa ibang tao. New Year's Eve. Si Rex lang pala. O baka naman nagseselos ka?" "Manahimik ka nga." Hinawakan nya ang kamay ko at tinaas." . At tsaka." And he walked out. nagmamalasakit lang ako. Handcuff 37 ." "Hindi ako manununtok. then I smiled.. ". Akala ko sarili lang nya ang iniisip nya.Meaning. "Baka manuntok ka nanaman. Ano kaya mga plano nya? I snapped out of my thoughts when someone held my hand. Ayoko lang kasi na.. Nagpasya kami ni Rex na salubungin ang New Year kasama sina mamu. Hindi pa rin ako kinontact ni Lawrence pagkatapos nung araw na yun.. Marco at yung papa nya -este papa namin.. I was just worried na baka wala ako dyan. I sighed as his presence disappeared."Teka!" I called and he looked back." Aigoo. Feel ko magdrums ngayon. "Iniisip mo nanaman ba si Lawrence ha? Baka gusto mong bugbugin ko pa sya. since kelan pa 'to naging cheesy? "But he's not anybody." "Magsisimula ka nanaman ba ng away? Eto. ang korni mo. Daig mo pa ang cornick... And it's all because of a child. I'm so happy na nakikita ko unti-unti ang mga good sides nya.kung sino-sino ang nasa isip mo.

Ako? I laughed at them. he pulled me by the waist and kissed me gently. Eight." Natigilan kami nung narinig namin na nagca-countdown na sila.. ".. ".." "Anong sabi mo? Di kita marinig!" I shouted. Seven. may nasabi ba 'kong mali?" "Ten....... "Wow. One!" "Lanya naman. hindi mo pa ko marinig." Anong sabi nya? "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" With that.." I mumbled as I looked up in the sky.. Nakakasira ka ng moment ah.Six.. May nagpaputok malapit samin.. Two. Nine. Pero may nagpapaputok na ng mga fireworks sa langit. . "MARCO?!" Marco laughed harder at us. Magkatabi na nga lang tayo. Ayun. Pero hindi naman nagpatalo si Rex."Bakit... ang ganda. Ayoko ngang makisali.Three... "You want a New Year present?" He asked as I was still looking up in the sky.. *BOOM* "AAAAAHHH!!!" I yelled as we stopped kissing. Four.. Malapit na pala. Napapikit na lang ako dahil sa saya na naramdaman ko nung mga oras na yun. Five.. Medyo hindi ko narinig kasi marami nang nagpapaputok malapit samin.. Mamaya maputukan pa ko eh. at alam ko kung sino yun... naghagisan sila ng paputok.

.. I decided to follow them. From: Lawrence Eh? Galing kay. thanks to your husband. Napansin kong kinompyuter pa nya yung sulat. But now.. Kasi.07 Marriane. Musta? Siguro nagtataka ka na kung bakit ako nagsulat sa'yo. *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. Lawrence? Pumasok naman agad ako sa loob at napaupo sa couch bago ko binuksan yung sulat." I sadly ended the call. To: Marriane & Rex . Hi-tech talaga 'tong si Lawrence... the number you dialed is not yet in service. Kasi.01. natatakot ako na di nila ako tanggapin. Hahah. I admit. 03. But believe me. Aishh. natamaan rin ako sa mga explanations nya. A coward. walang naputukan sa kanilang dalawa. Nasa eroplano na siguro ako ngayon habang binabasa mo 'to. ^_____^ *** "Sorry.I decided to watch the fireworks nalang. I know what you're now thinking of me nung mga oras na nasa airport tayo nun. I immediately took it and looked at the sender. natatakot akong malaman ang reaksyon ni Camille. Kasi.. kaya napagpasyahan ko na . naduduwag akong harapin sila. Try again later..

"Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni papa na walang multo rito. Pagkatapos nyang mabasa. thank you for showing me friendship. And." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor. Lawrence "Ano yan?" Napalingon ako sa tabi ko. Ingat. kita na lang tayo pag naayos na ang lahat sa'ming tatlo. "Oo. Naliwanagan ako ng husto.. Rex." Umiiyak na pala ako. I wiped my tears.. may meaning kaya 'to? . Wag mo na 'kong tatawagin na duwag dahil hindi na ko ganun.." Teka. Thank you talaga. Kinuha nya yung sulat at binasa nya. "Andyan ka pala. Nga pala. ayokong tatawagan ako ni Marriane nang umiiyak ha? Kundi. we heard a loud crash from the kitchen.. Wag mo na syang paiiyakin uli. I really appreciate the things that you've done for me. ibinalik nya uli sakin yung sulat.sundan sila. ako talaga mismo papatay sa'yo. Magiging maayos rin ang lahat sa kanila diba?" He smiled. may multo rito?" I asked. Sorry sa mga inasta ko nung mga nakaraang araw. Salamat sa explanations. "Natauhan rin sya. Salamat talaga ng malaki. puzzled. "Baso lang pala." Suddenly. Lagot ka talaga sakin." "Oo nga. "Pero. Pano. Kaya ko 'to. pano naman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya. Agad naman kaming napatakbo sa kusina.

lunch box?" "Ah. may sakit yung tao.. But..." At bumalik sya uli sa kusina. dadalhan ko si Candy ng pagkain." He was about to walk out when I called him.. I'm still thinking about the meaning part. Napansin kong may lunch box sa mesa. "Ingat ka sa pagwawalis. Hindi na rin ako magtataka. Alam ko naman na malaki ang malasakit nya dito. Dalawin ko lang si Candy..Complicated. "Rex. "Pano. Baka mabubog ka pa rito.." "Hindi yan. "Rex. Wag mo nang patulan. May meaning kaya? "Dun ka na lang muna sa sala. medyo nasaktan ako.Handcuff 38 . para saan 'yang. alis muna ako." *** . Baka masugatan ka." He pushed me through the living room. sumama?" "Sure. it's Candy. Natapos na nyang linisin yung nabasag na baso kaya sya lumabas hawak-hawak yung lunch box." He said as he looked for the broom and dustpan. pwede ba 'kong. At tsaka remember." I admit. Mukhang statwa na ako rito. "Ako na lang ng magwawalis.

" Was the word that I was expecting her to say. tama lang ba talaga na sumama ako rito?" I wandered. Marriane." "Eto oh ---" "Get out. He sighed." Rex called when he entered the door. "Dee ---" "Get out. Dinalhan ka nga pala namin ng pagkain. I need to talk to him PERSONALLY. kasi. eh. I wish I didn't exist. "Hmm?" I asked as I was hiding behind the door. I wish I was invisible by now! "Gising ka pala. referring to me. diba?" . At tsaka. "Wala kang dapat ikatakot." She said. As her head lifted to us."Oi. Tama nga na hindi dapat ako sumama sa kanya rito. "Bakit ka nagtatago? Hindi ka ba papasok?" "Ah. Dahil alam kong mangyayari 'to. "N-nagbibiro ka lang.. I leaned at the wall beside the door." He pulled me gently as we entered the room. sumama ka rito diba? Kaya pumasok ka na. Napalakas yung boses nila kaya narinig ko ang pinag-uusapan nila. Napayuko na lang ako ng ulo habang papalabas ng kwarto.." Silence occurred. We saw Candy sitting on the bed. the atmosphere suddenly went tense. I wish I didn't exist. "Sino ba sya sa buhay mo ha?!" "She's my wife.

Hindi talaga mapakali si Rex.. chineck nila yung pulse rate." He muttered. bigla ko na lang narinig yung sigaw ni Rex." A long silence occurred." Ayun. Basta. "Pwede. Ayun nga. at kung anu-ano pang mga importante na kailangan nilang icheck."I'm not kidding. pupunta agad yung doktor rito. sumunod naman sya. Pero di pa rin sya mapakali. Wag kang mag-alala. "REX!" I shouted. "Tawagin mo yung doktor. "ANO?!" Nagulat naman ako sa tono ng pananalita nya ngayon kaya napasandal ako sa kinauupuan ko. Totoo.. "She's going to be fine. BILIS!" He exclaimed as he was holding Candy. dumating na yung doktor kasama yung mga iba pang nurse. Pinindot ko yung button dun sa wall. "Sorry. Tapos. I was just shocked. Pagkatapos. That way. At dahil nga doktor at nurse sila. Pinuntahan kami nung doktor pagkalabas nya ng kwarto." "PANO KO HINDI MAG-AALALA EH PWEDE NA SYANG KUNIN NGAYON?!" I was shocked. Kita naman sa palakad-lakad efek nya. kinausap kami ng doktor na dun daw muna kami sa labas. umupo ka naman? Nakakahilo ka kaya. "Kamusta na po sya?" . "DEE!" Napatakbo naman ako sa loob. I sighed and hugged his shoulders.

Natutulog na sa Candy nung pumasok kami. And before I knew it." "Kamusta na sya?" "Ayos na po sya ngayon."She's now in good condition. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko. Napadungaw ako sa bintana. Suddenly. madilim ang ulap ko ngayon." "Sabay na lang tayo --" "Hindi na. Hindi ko na kaya pang ihandle kaya di ko na napigilan ang umiyak. our situation really is complicated. Feeling ko. "Kita na lang tayo sa bahay. "Rex. no matter what. Sana lagi na lang may araw. about 40+." I heard knocks on the door and then it opened. alis na ko. Sa lahat ng ayoko. I exited the hospital and locked myself in my room at the house. Kasi. di ko nanaman mapigilan ang umiyak. may rainbow pang lalabas pagkatapos ng ulan? "Marriane. Sana wala na lang na ulan. "Uncle. Sa tingin nyo kaya." Then. the door opened. Maybe her dad. Nagmumukha akong iyakin nito. Then came an old fat man. It was him." I smiled. Ayun. Just like my feelings now. susundin ko na lang si Rex. I just shook my head." Pagkatapos. look at the sky. bigla na lang babagsak. umalis na sya." Just as what I am thinking now. "Candy. "Umiiyak ka ba?" . Maiwan ko muna kayo. still umiiyak pa rin ako. umuulan pala. Pag hindi na nakaya ng ulap. You can now go in. anak!" He exclaimed as he ran through her. yung umiiyak ako. Basta. Rex sat beside her and touched her forehead. So dark.

Neither one of us couldn't speak." Handcuff 39 ." I quickly wiped my tears." "Hmm?" "Magdivorce na tayo. There was silence between us. 'bakit kailangan humantong 'to sa ganito?' .Letting Go. Naubos na siguro ang luha ko kaya wala nang lumabas sa mga mata ko." He sat beside me. One of those is. until I broke it. parang tumigil ang mundo ko. When I heard those words from him. "Kamusta na si Candy --" "Marriane. "Wag mo kong lokohin. There were many questions popped into my head."Hi-hindi! Na-napuwing lang ako.

" "So. you chose her over me?" He sighed. pano naman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya. He suddenly wore off his ring and gave it to me. Hindi ko kayang iwan sya sa laban nya ngayon. "I dunno. may multo rito?" I asked.. "Pero. may meaning kaya 'to? --- Basta. What about this?" I asked as I raised our hands with our wedding rings. She needs me. . it's over. this means." "THEN WHAT ABOUT ME?!" He shook his head. susundin ko na lang si Rex. puzzled. "Hindi ko pala kaya. Kailangan nya ko.." Teka." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor. She's dying. "Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to.." "Kai.." He faced me.."Rex bakit? Bakit kailangan pa natin magdivorce?!" "It's because ito ang tama. She's alone. hanggang dun lang tayo. Sorry talaga. me. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni papa na walang multo rito. Maybe. no matter what...." *Flashback* "Baso lang pala. But Marriane. kailangan din kita. "Ayokong pairalin ang puso ko ngayon.. "You. siguro... At tsaka.

Hindi mo kaya diba? Pwes. Mamu.. *** Letting go is never been easier for me. hindi ko rin kaya. ". babalikan kita. "Hindi ko alam. Lopez. It's been a week since we annulled our marriage. Babalikan kita. Is there something between them? That's when I knew it. Mr. . With closed eyes efek. Hindi ko kayang magpromise pero.. tears rolling through my cheeks. ". until that day came.*End of Flashback* Bigla na lang ako bumitaw. I'll do anything para balikan ka. Sabi ko yun sa sarili ko na susundin ko sya. Ewan ko kung bakit defensive sina mamu at Mr. kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang. Lopez. I left him standing there while I was walking out of the room.. But what about this feeling? "Pero.." With that. Susundin ko sya. Bigla nya kong niyakap at napaiyak. Marami nga ang nagulat eh. I just saw them. Basta.." He started as I suddenly looked at him.it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako. Hugging each other. Sina Lawrence lang ang hindi pa nakakaalam.kung kaya kitang intayin.." I sighed." I looked straightly in his eyes.." "Pano kung --" "Wala nang pano-pano.

"Anak." Di sana.. we're just hugging each other as --" "As what? Mamu."Ma. Ayun. tell me." She shook her head. mali ka nga iniisip. I know kung bakit nya ko sinampal. Inaalala ko lang naman si papu.. Lopez na layuan si mamu. "I MEAN." "Ma. teenager pa rin ang utak ko. Kami ang masasaktan ng kapatid ko pag nangyari yun. hindi ako nasaktan ng husto. 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. Ayokong balewalain ni mamu yung sa kanila ni papu.. sinabihan ko si Mr. "Kung di kami nadamay dito." Hinila ko si Mamu sa sala at pinaupo ko sya. "I'm really sorry. Wala na syang nagawa kundi yakapin ako. "Ano yun?" I started.mu? Anong --" They released themselves easily. di sana. ARE YOU HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HIM?!" Hindi makapagsalita si mamu. mag-usap nga tayo. "Marriane. I ..

hindi rin naman sya babalik sakin eh. gising na!" . At the fact that we're not married anymore. Daming pagbabago noh? 4 YEARS later na kasi eh. Makakalimutan ko na yung krimen na ginawa ko noon. diba? Handcuff 4o .Changes. Before I knew it. I decided this for myself. I just graduated high school with Abby. I was taking a part-time job at a convenience store before and after my classes. Ayoko nang umasa kay mamu. Madali ko na lang siguro makakalimutan ang lahat ng ito. hindi na ko high school ngayon. I just let him go. Madali na siguro kalimutan ang lahat para sakin. Gusto ko pa rin ng buo ang pamilya namin without papu. Kaso. to make myself busy hanggang sa hindi ko na sya masyadong iniisip. Bumalik lang sa dati noon. Isa pa. Yun nga lang. hindi naman sa pinagkakait ko yung gusto ni mamu. part-timer rin ng isang fast food chain. ayoko nang dumagdag sa gastusin nya noh. "Girl. na hindi sya babalik pa.. at yung feelings ko para sa kanya na naramdaman ko noon. I was now a college student at nag-aaral magdesign ng mga damit. pinagpag-aral pa nya ng high school si Marco.mean. Nagdecide kami ni Abby na tumira sa iisang apartment since wala nang space sa bahay and same to her too. na kinasal pala ako noon. Si Abby naman.. Tanggap ko na.. Hindi naman sya nagpromise sakin diba? At tsaka. She won't going to surrender him to me naman diba? After all. Nabalitaan ko na lang kay Russel na inooperahan na raw si Candy ngayon sa states kasama sya.. she still loves him. pag gumaling na si Candy. hati kami sa tuition since hindi kaya ng sweldo ko na bayaran yung pagkalakilaking tuition sa university na yun.

Pero di bale na. "Lagi naman syang maaga eh. I still have. Pero minsan naman. Late ka na sa work. I always took a bath for 20 minutes. Miss Santos. Then. "Sorry po mam.. Right ko? Sheesh. exercise na rin 'to diba? Minsan. remember? And yeah. "Andyan na ba si mam?" I whispered to my co-worker as I was taking my uniform at my locker. Wala naman akong reklamo eh kasi.. Today. wala pa ring nakatira. OMG 5:20 AM?! 6 ang pasok ko sa work!!! Thus is my daily routine. And they were perfectly in love. . Marriane. Hay. ang aga pa pala eh. late ako. sabay na kami umuwi together with her bf. pasok naman ako sa university. There's no time for that.. "You're late for almost A YEAR. Abby found her Mr. Anong oras na ba? 5:20 am. Kainis diba? Sigurado. ako kaya? Kailan ko kaya makikita si Mr. babalik ako sa store pagdating ng 4. Ewan. There's no time to be choosy since kailangan ko talaga ng work. Yeaa. Pagdating ng 10.. sinabi ko naman sa boss ko na pwede ako sa lahat." I looked her in grin. 10 minutes for breakfast and preparing myself." I was about to enter the comfort room when I heard the manager. Pumwesto na ko sa cashier since ako ngayon ang nakaassign dun. naglalagay ng tags-tags at kung anu-anong pang pwedeng trabahuin dito sa convenience store. Ayun. hindi ko rin maiwasan na madaanan yung bahay namin ni Rex. as what I am expecting. That house has nothing to do with you now. Snap it. Alam ko naman po na di nyo ko matitiis diba? Hehe. Grabe. that is.. Right. manghahabol nanaman ako ng bus nito." Ayun. Sinusundo naman ako ni Abby pagkarating ng 9 PM and then. Mabuti nga eh natitiis ka ni mam. Magbihis ka na bago ka pa nya makita."H-huh? *yawn*" I stretched my arms and tried to get up.

Dun ako umupo sa tabi ng bintana and went back to my thoughts. Babalikan nya ba talaga ako? "Hoy Marriane!" I snapped out in my thoughts as I looked back to them. oo! Sige!" I ran to the bus and searched for a seat. Paiiyakin nanaman ata nya ko eh. Kainis talaga. Naisip ko nanaman yung kaninang nakita ko. Maraming sasakyan na ganun. Well. Alam ko na kung ano ang tama at mali. Series of cold breeze rushed through me when I was lying on the bed. I'm well-matured lady now dahil 20 y/o na ko ngayon. "Ah. Aish. "Marriane. Marriane. Ayos lang ako. Habang naghahanap ako ng bus. I just looked at them in disgust. "Tara na!" Abby said as she was about to enter the bus. oo. I suddenly shook my head in confusion. Hay naku. that night was so strange. *Flashback* . baka si papu lang ito... Tatluhan naman yung upuan eh kaya tabi-tabi na kami. wag kang iiyak." *** Somehow. I've change a lot. Napaisip tuloy ako. gumana nanaman ang pagkaflirt nito. wala nanaman tayong masakyan. "Ah. Baka tinitingnan lang nya ang kalagayan ko ngayon. papu." She said as we're searching for a bus to take us home. I saw a familiar car. pwede ba? And there's no such thing para pumunta sya rito. ayos ka lang?" Abby asked. Nagkamali lang siguro ako. honey."Hayy.

Kanina pa ko nagtetext kay Abby kung nasaan na yung duplicate pero.. Pasensya na kayo. kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang.it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako. I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki. may bato pala yun sa loob kaya nasaktan yung paa ko. That's when I started to get irritated." *End of Flashback* Ang tanong. "OUCH!" Suddenly. Ayoko ngang mag-intay sa harap ng school nila.Possible. pero di ko pa rin sya makita. marami talagang mga sira ang ulo rito kaya talagang nangyayari ang mga ganyan. hindi pa rin nagrereply. That's when I knew. nangyari na 'to diba? Masipa nga uli. "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa. . Ang weird ah. Di bale na nga lang. So. Babalikan kita. Kaso. Friday pala ngayon. I heard a loud screech from the street.". Init-init eh. Wala na kong work pagdating ng hapon eh. may pader pa kayang nakaharang saming dalawa? Babalik pa kaya sya? Handcuff 41 .. Teka. wala pa sakin yung duplicate ng apartment. Napatigil ako nung makakita ako ng isang soda can. hihingiin ko na nga lang yung isa pang susi dun sa landlady. I decided to walk home na lang after class.

Binalikan nga nya talaga ako. musta?" He asked as he was sitting at the driver's seat. Ipapakulong na talaga kita nyan. "Ano naman ang ineexpect mo?" "Yung bagong Rex. "Aishh. "You just did it again. nasa tabi nya. Nandun pala sya sa likod. *** "So. I could hear the song 'it's a small world after all' playing in the back of my mind right now. yan lang ang maririnig ko sa'yo?" I asked him back. We looked at each other for about ten seconds and he walked towards me as he was holding a soda can." Hindi na ko nagsayang pa ng oras kaya ako na ang yumakap sa kanya." I laughed. Ako naman. Am I just dreaming o totoong nasa harapan ko na sya ngayon? But he really is the same person before. At wala nang pader na nakaharang pa."Hoy! Ano ba?!" Haha. Rex. Tingnan mo yung ginawa mo sa kotse ko. Sisirain mo nanaman. Yung hindi na sira ang ulo. He also hugged me back tightly and I can't help myself but to cry. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused as I saw a familiar person standing at my very eyes. "Musta? Yun lang? After 4 years.." . "Eh kung sirain ko kaya ang ulo mo dyan? Hindi ka pa rin nagbago.

" "Anong nangyari sa inyong dalawa?" He took a deep breath before he spoke again." He took something from his bag." "Si Candy? Bakit di mo sya kasama?" Napalitan yung mukha nya." "Aisshh. Ba't nandito ka? Bakit umuwi ka pa ng bansa?" "Langya. Manahimik ka nga." "Sorry sa pagtatanong. Basahin mo raw. Nakarecover na rin naman ako ng mabilis." "Huh? You mean. "Hindi naging successful ang operation."Ba't naman ako magbabago? I've changed already. Hindi nya kinaya. Yung vulnerable look ba? "Wala na sya. Last year." "Wala namang nagbago sayo eh." "Ayos lang." . Masyado nang malala ang sakit nya nung mga oras na yun. "Yeah.. dead?" He nodded and sighed. Nga pala. A letter popped out of his hand and handed it to me. Ginawa ko ang lahat para lang balikan ka pagkatapos yan lang ang itatanong mo? Lalo pang humaba 'yang sungay mo. "Pinapabigay nga pala nya sayo bago sya nawala. It's been a year. kahit anong gawin naming laban.

nasa bag ko yung singsing. I'm so envy of you. Candy. ". I'm really counting on you. No. Napansin kong nagbago ng husto si Rex. Salamat at pinasaya mo sya habang wala ako. Jokes lang. *sigh* Akala ko. Haha. Kundi.she's giving me to you. Looks like. Nakibasa rin sya. Nasira ko pa tuloy ang marriage ninyo. Sana mapatawad mo ko.. Thank you so much! "Yun naman pala eh. malakas ka. Wala akong magagawa kung magtatagal pa ako rito o hindi na. Kinuha ko yun agad at iprisenta sa kanya. I've heard so much from you. Ngayon na nakuha na natin ang blessings nya. Everything's possible when it comes to God. wala na kong magagawa kundi ipaubaya na sya sa'yo. Sorry for causing you trouble and the attitude that I've shown to you that day. "Nasa iyo pa rin 'yan?" . diba?" "Mali ka. samantalang ako. Alam mo." He held me at my shoulders. Kasi. Candy Thank you.Binuksan ko naman yung sulat at binasa.. Nagdasal ata ako noh. Kinuwento ka kasi sakin ni Rex eh. at hanggang sa wala na ako. I believe that you're going to take care of him forever. seriously. hindi na kita makikita uli. may pagka-childish sya? Hehe. mumultuhin kita. Marriane. Hindi naman posible na magkita tayo ngayon. dahil sa'yo. "Marry me again. mahina. kaya mo naman syang ihandle diba kahit na medyo. I give you my blessings. what's next?" He smiled and lightly squeezed my hand. Will you?" That's when I remembered. Marriane. After all.

That's when I knew. this was not an ACCIDENT. It was destiny. Will you?" Ibinalik ko yung tanong nya. "No. yeah. "Why not?" I guess that was a yes. Kasi sinuot nya yung singsing at niyakap nya ko agad sa sobrang tuwa. really."Well. Will you?" He asked." "Sagutin mo ko. .

Heheh. I saw a ring on her hand at sinabi nya na ikakasal na raw sila ng boyfriend nya next month. Malaki naman daw ang kita rito... Kaya nga kami nagkita pa ngayon diba? Kung nasan man sya ngayon. Kaya ganun na lang ang paghanga at pagbili nila ng malaki sa mga paintings nya. Pwede naman kaming magpakasal anytime. at anywhere pa. Natiis ata si Abby. I assure her na papasayahin ko lagi si Rex. . I'm really thankful dahil pinaubaya na ni Candy si Rex sakin bago sya mawala. ACCIDENTALLY. It's not an ACCIDENT. It is really a small world. Akala ko hindi ko na sya uli makikita after 4 years.The Prison [Epilogue] Because of a crime. Hindi namin pala alam na magiging successful sya dun. Ang magaling na kaibigan kong si Abby? Kinareer ang pagiging photographer. We still had each other kahit na nagdivorce pa kami noon. We were destined to each other. Marami na ring taon ang lumipas since nakilala naming ang isa't isa. Andrea just decided to reside her business here imbis na sa London. Nag-aral sya ng art at binenta nya ang mga ginawa nyang paintings. My husband? Tinutupad nya ang kahilingan ni Candy bago sya nawala. Luckily.. We met each other. Two years from now. Si Camille? Grade 3 na sya ngayon. Magaling na syang magbasa at magsulat. 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. Ang maganda pa dun. Mabuti na nga lang there's a children's song called 'A Small World'.. Lawrence. Buti nga at nagtagal sila. Hindi aksidente na mahulog kami sa isa't isa dahil talaga itinadhana kami. Everything was planned by destiny. Camille and Andrea lived with us in the same roof. I thought to myself na hindi rin naman aksidente na magkakilala kami. his works sold worldwide. But I was wrong. Siguro kagagawan din ni Candy kaya ganto na lang sya ka-success. tinutulungan pa sya ni Lawrence.

He's still the POLICE. everyday in my life occurred ACCIDENTALLY. 1989 . we'll going to survive through it.Me? Tch. Since we've born. I'm still not going to regret the surprises of life that is actually given me. and I'm going to be a PRISONER of his -.FOREVER. 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. Even though it will came ACCIDENTALLY. ---- THE END. Pero baguhan pa lang ako dahil kakagraduate ko palang sa university na pinasukan ko. We're destined to be forever. We're not destined ACCIDENTALLY. We passed the hard challenges with flying colors. Accidentally In Love Main Characters Overview Marriane Real Name : Marriane Louise Santos Nickname : Marriane / Madam Birthday : May 16. Just as what I've said. we're destined. Sana maging successful rin ako katulad nila. Designing clothes. And I'm so glad of that. Life right now is sailing smoothly.

she's blabbling out her thoughts without knowing of someone who's watching her. that is Rex.Height : 5'1 Weight : 49 kg. With black long shiny hair and an okay height. he is still married to Marriane. School : Villa Francia High Overview A perfect person. 1987 Height : 5'9 Weight : 45 kg. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Marriane. the brains. But not for her husband. According to her. Or maybe you can find him in a bar. She's kindhearted and thoughtful to her family and friends. the money. was kinda 'may pagkatopak' when you messed up her life. but the attitude? This question goes to Marriane. but he's not an outgoing person. he smokes. Rex Real Name : Rex Carlo Lopez Nickname : Rex / Carlo Birthday : March 21. All in all. Sometimes. And now. That's what they can see into Rex. He always protect his loved ones for harm. His only weakness are his loved ones. He's not sociable.almost bad. she really is the perfect girl for Rex. Playing drums is one of his boredom busters. Lawrence . being the main character of this story. He has the looks. Everyone noticed that. He drinks. Moreover.. She's just a senior high school student that has an attitude. she has this pleasing personality that anyone couldn't see. More of an anti-social.. A one of a kind. Rex really has the attitude -. drinking. a shy person.

he really has a child. Candy really wanted to study there so . To be with his child. Dee Birthday : June 19. Lawrence had this gentleman attitude. 1985 Height : 6'0 Weight : 51 kg. life is good when you're with him. plus to his points. You would never get a dull moment with him plus the looks that you'll going to drool in every second. Candy loves art since she was a kid. but he drinks. And that's what he'd been dying for. School : Santana School of Art Overview Professional when it comes to art. The truth is. at the fact that he has a comfy life that everyone's been dying for? But he never wanted any of that. He never smokes. telling her to study abroad. 1987 Height : 5'4 Weight : 42 kg. He really is a funny guy and a caring one. Rex and her had this relationship for almost 3 years until it broke when a scholarship came from the states. She's dreaming for an awardwinning masterpiece before. According to Marriane. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Why wouldn't everyone admire him. Candy Real Name : Candy Tramph Nickname : Candy.Real Name : Lawrence Yan Nickname : Lawrence Birthday : May 16.

she's fighting for her life whatever it takes. Andrea before was just a mere poor girl until Lawrence came into her life and made her world a colorful one. According to Rex. France Overview You can say. Things went complicated as she found out that she was pregnant. When you looked at her. 1985 Height : 5'2 Weight : 46 kg. Andrea Real Name : Andrea Reyes Nickname : Andrea Birthday : July 26. Location : Paris. taking the journey called life with her child. But now. she thought Lawrence just left her. But right now. she really looked like a well-matured girl. she'll just lie to the bed of money and live with it. 2001 Height : 4'3 Weight : 35 kg. and Lawrence was the father. But you can never tell that she has a child in her features. she really is a weak girl. But then. leaving Rex behind.she pursued her dream. having a heart disease. Overview . Their parents decided to separate them and her life was still going on. Camille Real Name : Camille Reyes-Yan Nickname : Camille Birthday : August 17. her past was really messy.

I'm sure.One look at her. She's a keen observer. Camille's long time wish came true. Camille was not an ordinary kid. She wanted attention from everybody. she's going to grow with flying colors because of her friendly environment. . To have her big happy family. you ask? Because she has 2 mommies and daddies and they were living at the same roof. that's why she sometimes acting weird just to take attention. Why. you're going to love her. and sometimes moody when it comes to her wants. She has this magnet to attract you.

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