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