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