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