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