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