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Accidentally in Love by Tender Heart

Accidentally in Love by Tender Heart

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Accidentally In Love

[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

Other Characters

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.

she's a kikay girl. Dahil nga mahal ko si Papu at nandun na sya sa fluffy [Heaven] place. "Akala ko ba. nakita ko nanaman 'tong Agreement na to.. ako? Nakadungaw lang kaya ako sa bintana?! Nilapitan ako ni Abby. kabalbalan to ni Papu. remember?" Yeah... di mo kami mapapaghiwalay.. para kang autistic jan?" . she's always there to make me laugh. pupunitin mo yan sa oras na mahawakan mo yan?" "Bakit pa Mamu? Mabait naman ako ah!" She tapped my shoulder. kahit tangayin na kami. "Kasi naman eh.. para na rin akong lukaret tulad nya.. it's your Papu's fault. magkaroon pa ng tornado at lindol. Lahat kami nagsipagpasukan na sa kanya-kanyang mga classrooms. Eto nga palang si Abby. And this is my destiny. you know. The bell suddenly rang. kahit saan. "Alam ko kung anong nararamdaman mo at this moment pero. Kaklase ko kaya to since elementary pa! Nahawaan na ata ako nito ng virus nya eh. gumagawa kami ni Abby [Rose Cruz] ng assignment kaya we have to hurry. Well. *** Sa school. sinunod ko na sya. eh. I guess. Lagi naman eh. must say na "malandi" but medyo. hay."Ano naman yan?" andyan pala si Mamu. "Oi Madam! Alam mo. Nagmistulang playground nanaman tong room namin.." I went upset. kahit bumagyo pa. wala kaming teacher ngayon..

Iniwan naman ako ni Abby sa locker room. ano po yun? Bakit nyo po ko hinahawakan?" ." Ang tagal ng oras! With that. "Ang aga naman ata ngayon ng uwian?" May nag-announce.... I didn't even think out a better name-call for her. samahan mo na lang ako sa boy's locker room. "H-huh? T-Teka. hmp!" sabay alis. the bell rang. class dismissed!" Nagsigawan lahat ng mga kaklase ko.. We exchanged smiles tapos bigla na lang nyang hinawakan yung kamay ko. "Teachers have an urgent meeting so." "Ang mabuti pa. istorbo ka po. "Ewan ko sa'yo Abby. She decided that for herself only. naku. Sheesh.. Nakita ko yung matandang babaeng janitor. Ang weird ah. "Hay. Kakasabi ko lang. at nagtulakan para lang makaalis. tigilan mo nga ako Abby! Alam mo. So. andun daw ngayon yung gwapong nasa pilot section!" sabay tili. she decided to call me 'MADAM'. "Ikaw na lang mag-isa!" "Ang sungit naman nito.Endearments. nangyari agad. at bakit nababaliw ka ngayon sa mga nerd sa pilot section.

. Mag-ingat ka iha at mamuhay ka ng masaya kasama sya. di nyo alam. ewan... based lang naman yun sa utak ko. nandun si Papu. Malayo ang nararating ng utak ko. pano kaya kung maaksidente ako? Gusto ko pang mabuhay no! *Sigh* Oo nga.The Crime.]. Hay.. If I had to.. Ano yung sinasabi nung matandang yun? Weird nga talaga. Feeling mo sya lang ang nakakaalam ng lahat ng mga nangyayari. When I was walking home. I don't get her. Haha. puzzled." "Huh? Ano. Oh. pero hindi ibig sabihin hindi ko sya gustong makasama dun. Kayo oh. Well. . wag naman kayo magpapadala. Nababaliw na ba sila o nasisisraan na ng ulo? I felt bored. nakarinig ako ng nabasag na something. Mamaya mabalitaan nyo na lang ako nasa past na ko using the time machine. ganyan naman ang mga manghuhula diba? Clueless ka kapag kaharap mo.."Sandali lang iha. well. Nakakainis talaga sina Mamu . All of a sudden. alam nyo namang iba ang isip ko sa iba. I would try to survive on Neptune [since Pluto wasn't considered as a planet na. siguro ano lang yun. naalala ko nanaman yung Arrange Marriage. Handcuff o2 . po yun?" Seriously. Huhulaan kita. Nangarap ba? I saw an empty soda can towards the street. kasi alam ko that planet was also suffering the things that Earth was suffering now. "May insidenteng mangyayari sa daan mo kung saan makikilala mo ang katapat mo. iha." I looked at her. Wala yun." At umalis na sya. Pero. Dahil sa galit ko. Well.. never mind. Na parang gusto kong durugin ang mundo at manirahan na lang sa ibang planeta. mga walang magawa sa buhay nila. "Sige na iha. I tried to kick it.

" may hawak-hawak syang lata. Tingnan mo nga kung ano ang ginawa mo sa kotse ko!" "Huh? Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" "Alam kong ikaw ang sumipa nito.I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki." Then he grabbed my arm. Nandun pala sya sa likod.. He scoffed. "Hoy! Ano ba?" Haha. sira-ulo naman. Akalain mo yun. isang gwapong nilalang pa ang dadaan? But. Yun yung latang sinipa ko kanina.. "Aishh.. "Look what you did!" . "Aray ko! Ano ba?" Dinala nya ko sa sasakyan nya. pero di ko pa rin sya makita. tsss. Ang weird ah. "Tsk.. "Halika rito. Nagtanong ka pa. Oi. unfortunately. sa lahat ng mga pinagdadaanan ng buhay ko ngayon.. madam. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused. "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa.

I have a decent name.. Lagot ka. "Costs about... Eh wala naman akong perang ganun kalaki. Ni hindi ko nga binigyan ng much strength.. "Uh." "Tsk. sorry talaga. idi0t."Ano? Wala naman eh!" "Bulag ka ba o bingi?" Ano bang pinagsasasabi ng lalaking to? There it is. H-hu-hundred thou-sssand daw? Lang naman? Well. "Magkano ba?!" I exclaimed...... my eyes went out of their sockets because of so much shock.. loko pala tong lalaking to eh! Tinawag ba naman akong inosenteng baliw? Aiiissshhh." I thought for a second haw to escape it. alam mo ba kung magkano 'tong brand new na kotse ko?" Aba. hindi ko talaga sinasadya yun. Alam mo kasi. siguro mura lang naman siguro sa katulad nyang mayayaman ang mga ganun. Aiyyy! Basag pala yung car window nya! Ang lakas naman ng impact ng pagkasipa ko dun. I'll pay it!" "Oi. ang magandang gawin in this kind of crime is to.. Yah. inosenteng baliw. mga hundred thousand lang naman. . A sorry couldn't back the disaster you made. face it.. My two big black eyes saw it and widened. "Then fine.. ummm." O_O Ano? Okay.. well.

"Walangya yung lalaking yun! Ang sakit-sakit ng likod ko kakatago dun!" . papatayin kita!" tapos sinilip ko sya sa butas.. Huminga ako ng malalim. AYOS! Ang tagal kong nagtago dun ah! Pero.. Buti na lang at malayo ang agwat naming sa isa't isa. nakaalis na pala sya. may nahanap na akong spot na pwede kong pagtaguan pansamantala. "Ano ba yan! Hinahabol pa rin nya ko? Naman!" Ano nang gagawin ko? Papu... alas-otso na! Ano ba sya? Tao ba talaga to? Talagang mahal nya yung kotse nya. brand new eh! "Inosenteng baliw!" Ang sama talaga nitong lalaking 'to! No manners! "Pag nakita kita. Kainis! With matching sigaw pa ang pagtakbo ko! Lumingon ako habang tumatakbo. nanjan pa rin ang gwapong nilalang na to. syempre.RUN!!! "Oi. Mamu! Tulong! Buti na lang. teka! Bumalik ka rito oi!" Para kaming tangang naghahabulan sa kalsada. Ito na nga ang krimeng hindi ko matatakasan.

Mamu! Marco! Buksan nyo tong gate!" Nakita ko sila.. nakalock pa yung gate. nagreseach pa kami sa library kanina. Sumandal ako sa pinto. kumain na ko kanina bago ako umuwi.Tumakbo ako papauwi sa bahay na parang kabayo... oo. "Aaaahhh!!! I hate myself!" Humiga ako sa kama. Mamu. alam mo ba kung anong oras na? di ba 5 ang uwian nyo?" "Sorry. tsk..tsk.Tsk. di ka ba kakain?" "Hindi na." "Eh ba't 8 ka na nakauwi?" "Uhhh." Sabay lock ng kwarto. "Ate." *** Nagising ako dahil sa ingay sa labas." *bows* sabay takbo papuntang kwarto. 4 nga kami umuwi kasi may meeting ang mga teachers sa school. Dumungaw ako at alam nyo ba kung anong nakita ko? . "Nakakainis talaga. ummm. "Marriane. "Naku.

. tapos nakita ko pa yung gwapong sira-ulo. uhhhmm. may magtatangka pa ngang umakyat eh! Reding-ready na silang tudasin ako eh..... "Marriane! Anong nangyari sa'yo? Okay ka lang ba?" Binigyan ako ni Marco ng tubig.. kumakawaykaway pa. be specific naman! "I mean.... yung mga Pu-" oi Marriane.Mga pulis! As in ang daming pulis na nakapalibot sa bahay namin. ayun! may humahabol raw sakin na halimaw! tapos . "I." . Pinuntahan ako nina Mamu.. pawis na pawis at hingal na hingal.I had a nightmare. kaasar talaga! "Marriane Louise Santos! Sumuko ka na. napapaligiran ka na naming lahat!" Is this happening to me? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *** Nagising ako..

" Oi. But only in my wonderland. sana di totoo yun. may pasok eh." "Totoo naman ah! Sapakin kita jan eh~~" "Oi. kasalanan ko ba? Well... meron palang ganung mundo. Where all the people can do things accidentally.. papasok po ako. "Bahala na.. You ACCIDENTALLY entered the abnormal world that you've just found."Kinain ka? hay naku ate. FREEZING! . Masundan nya ko? Patay na! Well. "Marriane.. Umaga na pala. hindi ako makagalaw! I was like. "Opo.. You did the wrong thing. Unfortunately.. Kita naman sa itsura di ba? Bakit. they will be curious to me. papasok ka ba?" I heard Mamu knocked out the door. nabasa ko na yan sa libro eh! Istorbo ka ah. wala na kong choice eh. tama na yan at inaantok pa ko. >_< Handcuff o3 ." Napabuntong hininga na lang ako as soon a they went out of my room. Sana panaginip lang yun... Kapag umabsent naman ako nang walang dahilan. yes of course.... Wow." Pano kung may mga kasama pa syang back-ups para bugbugin ako? He seems to be a bully one. Pero paano kung.. and all I can do now is to move. Marriane. good for me. anong pinagsasabi mo? Ayos ka lang? Well.. Ayokong pumasok ngayon pero.Normally but Abnormality. magsitulog na uli tayo.. nakasuot na yung bag ko sa likod ko. God! What will I gonna do?! I took a deep breath. Nakabihis na ko. I looked at the ceiling. halika na Marco.

inhale.. ganito naman lagi ang nadadatnan ko kapag naglalakad ako papuntang school tuwing umaga. Positive.QUIET. Iba lang siguro ang pananaw ko sa araw na to.. LAKAD! *** At eto na nga. But usually. Birds are chirping. Patay! I started to close my eyes. okay? Hindi ka na masusundan nun..Huminga ako ng malalim. wind blows harder -- PEEEEEEPPPPP!!!!! Aiiiiyyyy!!! Nakaharang na pala ako dito sa kalsada! But wait. trees were swaying. Anong ginagawa ko? Nababaliw na ba talaga ako? Yeah. exhale.. think positive! Vanish all the bad vibes. Naglalakad na ko papuntang school. Inhale. I heard the car door opened. Crazy to die. Kalmado ka lang. I saw the streets was so . Go enter good vibes. "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. Then I heard some footsteps that made me feel afraid. baka sya na to. . exhale.

sige.. "Hoy!" Lumingon ako. Minsan na lang ako makabunggo ng mga taong ganun. naglakad na lang ako. Suddenly. Lalo na't magagandang nilalang ang mga hinaharap sakin ni God. Nung malapit na ko sa school.." Walangya. aiiissshhh! Act like normal. miss. pasalamat ka iha. "Sino nanaman -. "Uhh. pasensya na talaga. Hay sus! Akala ko sya na. "Miss. pasensya ka na." *bows* "Oo.. Naglakad na uli ako." *bows* He went back to driving. Then I realized.. thank GOD! Whew! Pero. nakaharang ka na sa daan. Oh well.Katapusan ko na! I'm gonna die! May tumapik sa balikat ko.." "H-h-huh? Ay! naku. How embarassing. ang gwapo nito ah! Napansin ko ah. dun ka na dumaan sa sidewalk ha? delikado eh.. mukha na pala akong tangang nakatunganga sa kanya. I'm now bumping on the beautiful ones? Hoy.. Marriane! "Sa susunod miss.." . sorry... I heard a voice. OMG! Late na ko! I ran hurriedly to get to the school. okay ka lang?" Lumingon ako. why of all millions of creatures of God.

"G@g0 ka ah! Halika rito! Pagkatapos mo kong pagtaguan kagabi?!" Hinabol nya ko. Pumasok agad ako.. ugh! "Hoy! Akala mo. nasira na tuloy ang beauty ko! Bwisit na. help me! Take me to Your kingdom! Hinabol nya ako hanggang makarating ako dun sa school gate. Hingal na hingal ako dahil sa kanya! Naku.. lagot na! Ngayon ba naman.. hahaha! "Babay. Well.....O_O Am I blind. good for me! *** Agad akong pumunta dun sa room ko. "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. Bakit wala sila dito? . Marriane. sinusundan nya pa rin ako?! Pasaway ka ha. talagang galit na galit sya.. ble!" I made a face infront of him.. ligtas ka na? hah! Hindi ka makakalabas dito ng buhay!" Aba! nagbabanta pa! No worries... Tingnan mo yung mukha nya..

.. "Wala. Marriane!" "Aaaaahhhh!!!" Pagkalingon ko. tara... nasan silang lahat?" "May P. Then someone tapped me caused me to jump in fright.. si Abby lang pala! "Loko ka ah! Ginulat mo naman ako!" "Ginulat eh tinawag lang naman kita. samahan mo ko.teka. mukha na pala akong bruha. tayo ngayon di ba?" "Oo nga pala ano? buti na lang at iniwan ko yung uniform ko dun sa locker ko. "Oi.... I brushed my hair and put my bag at my chair. "Ano?" "Ah." *** .E. nakipaghabulan lang ako dun sa sira-ulong yun.... wala kasi mahangin lang sa labas. teka.. kasi tinakot mo ko eh!" "Ganun? hahaha! nakakatawa yang itsura mo! Ano bang nangyari sayo?" tiningnan ko yung sarili ko sa salamin." I whispered..The room filled with silence.. bakit parang kinakabahan ka?" "H-h-ha? eh kasi.

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.

O_O

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...

O_O

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!"

***

sana wala! "Ate! Kakain na!" My brother called out. nababaliw na ba kayo?" "Wag mo kong galitin ha?!" . dress up well. Eh sa yun lang alam kong isang daan palabas ng school... hidni naman sa nagmamayabang ako. Tumayo ako sa kinauupuan ko.medyo malaki alng..I ran to the Emergency Exit.. dumiretso na agad ako sa kwarto. "Mamu." "Bakit?" "You'll going to meet him up. Sana walang makaalam nitong kabalbalan ko. pumunta ako sa kusina para kumain.. I lied on the bed and thought about it. Better for a family talaga.. "Marriane. "Oo." Pagkabihis ko. masisisi nyo ba ko? Good thing hindi ako nakita nung guards. sige. Okay.." She started.. malaki ang bahay ko -." "Ha?!" I exclaimed. As soon as I arrived at the room.. Pagkauwi ko. "Ano nanaman po yon Mamu?" I asked sarcastically.. "Remember your fiancé?" "Huh?" "May pupuntahan tayong party bukas ng gabi..

mabait. kita nang may kaso pa ko sa nilalang na yun.Meet him up?! Sigh. "Eh di ayos!" She cheered. "Darn it. she went to my house to know what's going on." I mumbled. gwapo. Napaupo ako sa kama ko.. tapos sisingit pa 'tong fiancé na to! "Marriane!" "Wala na kong ganang kumain. Should I meet him up? Bahala na.Bumalik ako sa kwarto ko. Naman. ma--" . how kind is my fiancé? baka naman isa rin yong loko loko." "Isipin mo na lang." "Marriane!" "EH! Ewan ko sa inyo!" dabog kong sinarado ang pinto ng kwarto ko. "Anong maayos dun? Malay naten.. I want to go out pero. makagala pa kaya kami ni Abby sa sitwasyon kong ito? Hay naku. That's the word eh. I will not going to hook up with him kahit anong mangyari.... At dahil nga she's my bestest friend. Tumawag sya sakin a while ago at dinahilan ko na lang eh yung kikilalanin ko na yung fiancé ko tonight. Handcuff o4 .. gentleman. too bad for me yon. It's officially weekend.. isa rin yon sa mga loko-lokong nasasalubong naten sa daan.

BLESS ME TONIGHT! *** "Marriane." Napatalumbaba na lang ako sa may study table ko.. . bilisan mo. When I felt upset. Ganun din." I answered as I fixed my hair in place. She gave me a big hug. just to comfort myself. ginulo ako ng kapatid ko habang nanood ako. Ang sama ng araw ko. alam ko kung ano ang iniisip mo. or advices to give a solution to my problems. manood na nga lang ako ng mga palabas. " Well. Well. hoy... You're such a nega talaga. Oo. Hindi nga kami gumala ni Abby.. Eto.. anak."Kabaliktaran nun -.Aray!" She poked my head. "Madam.. my chatmates pissed me off too. Hindi ko na alam ang gagawin para libangin ang sarili ko. Yoon. Is he as EVIL as a DEVIL? or as GOOD as an ANGEL? God. Abby's not too much annoying to me.. I have to be specific in hiding that crime. Remember. Ayoon! may naisip na ko.. Internet. iwanan mo ang bahay para mawala ang mga gamit ha?" mom gave instructions sarcastically. tsss.. "Hay naku. ewan. She always brighten up my day. nagchat nga ako. hindi nya ko mabibigyan ng matinong advice for this crime. "Don't be such an OA bruha.. iiwanan na kita. "Eh di iwanan mo! Alam nyo namang ayokong pumunta dun noh.." Mamu called out... Kainis di ba? So bored...." "Hay. siguro nga dahil makikilala ko na ang fiancé ko mamaya. Marco... Based on her voice. here it goes. she always have her jokes in her bag to make me feel better. I had been stucked in my bed for at least 5 hours or more.

" I mumbled. ibebenta talaga nila ako.WOW! Ang laki ng bahay nila! Must be a rich one. And we're on our way to that party. "Honey.. Weird. I can't believe ganto kayaman ang fiancé ko. OM goshie. wag mong subukang magwala dun ah... Nice. Someone accompanied Mamu when we entered. 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. Kaya pala eh. Kilala kasi kita eh.. we arrived at their -. Lumabas na ko from my room and I saw mamu's gleamy face. Puro mayayaman ito. Masanay kayo. .. We waited for a cab at the waiting shed.. Tsss." She laughed." I mumbled as the cab arrived. That's what my family goes eh." "Err. Grabe. While me.. maganda pala talaga sya!" I brought a fake smile while he just elegantly smiled at me. "Marriane. "Kasi naman eh.." "Whatever. you look so exceptional today." Marco replied sarcastically too. "Oh.. nagmumuni-muni lang at tumitingin sa mga tao dun. well. Finally.." "Mamu?!" "I'm just joking anak. Huhu.. so this is your daughter."OPO..

I saw this long haired guy [pero.. lumaki ka na agad. Ganda ng tiles ah. Weird. O_O He really is he! Yung gwapong nilalang! Pero anong ginagawa nya rito? Doesn't it mean na. And she really look beautiful. He's my father-in-law. Paglabas ko. I suddenly smiled back to the reflection and giggled." at umalis sya. "Mamu. Mr. sinusundan ako ng lokong to?! Patay na. Wait. ganun na nga. I saw the real Marriane.. WAIT A MINUTE."Nice to meet you po. ako lang ata ang mag-isa rito. bumalik ka na agad ha para makilala mo na sya. Wait.. Lopez. sige.. Mas mabuti yun at nang mangyari na ang mangyari.." "Oo. uuwi ka na? Ano bang nangyayari sayo?" . Pero." I shook my head. "Parang kalian lang. Agad akong bumalik kay Mamu and not bothering myself to talk mom or not. ganun? Well. Wait down there. Anong ibig sabihin nya dun? "Mamu. punta lang ako sa Washing Room. i'll call my son. When my eyes averted to the mirror.. Napansin ko. uwi na tayo!" "Anong uwi na tayo? hindi mo pa nga nakikilala ang fiancé mo eh. hindi naman sobrang haba.. kelangan ko nang umalis. Mas mabuti yun at nang mangyari ang mangyari.." Pumunta agad ako sa Washing Room.] na parang pamilyar.

. you have the right to know each other so. my eyes really went out of their sockets." He smirked at me.... you're Marriane.. well. Abby I told you." GOD! Tama nga ako! Sya nga ang FIANCÈ ko! When I faced to him slowly. your FIANCÈ.. medyo. "Well. "Marriane. kabaliktaran lahat ng sinabi mo. "Tumigil ka nga jan sa kaartehan mo." I stuttered and brought a fake grin. O_O Sya nga talaga! Yung 'gwapong nialalang' agen! But WAIT. meet my son. nice to meet you. Nakuryente ba ako? Ano to... I immediately covered my hand over my face before he can see me." then I acted like dizzy. kalmado.. FIANCÈ ko sya?! No way. nahihilo na ko.Mamu! Wag mo kong iwan dito!" . Bumalik na si Mr."Uhmm." UGH! I heaved a sigh.. You mean. Buti pa sya. Lopez na may kasamang lalaki. we'll leave you alone now. may naramdaman akong electricity.. may electricity sa katawan? May magnet or something? "So.. umayos ka dyan. "N-n-nice to m-m-meet y-you t-tt-too. Kabaliktaran lahat.. okay?" "Teka . When I found out who's with him. REX CARLO LOPEZ. Ang sama di ba? See.

. What is he up to? Is this a welcome to hell? No way. Oh.. eto na. "Y-y-yeah?" I stuttered. remember?" then he grabbed my arm.. san mo ko dadalhin?! Mamu!" "You shut up kung ayaw mong tudasn kita. Then he suddenly leaned me over the wall. He looked me in the eyes and I stared him back.They walked away. Good enough to kiss me. where's the payment?" . isn't it?" He smirked." I murmured. "Oi. Naku. tatalsik yan dun sa kadulu-duluhan ng Earth! "It's a small world after all." He brought me to a place that I don't know. I had this shape 'O' in my mouth. causing me to face him about a centimeter.. we have an unfinished business. "Darn it. Whewh! "So. tsss.. I hate O! "Teka. Subukan nya lang gawin yan. "Parang awa mo na! Wag mo naman akong harrasin!" I exclaimed with my eyes close.... "Harrasin? Hindi ako rapist noh!" he released me.

sige.. gusto mo nang umuwi? Ano bang nangyari sayo ha?" "Mamu." "Now I'm dead. Wala syang pakialam sa fiancé nya.. Basta. Pero ayos lang. See you around. ang weird nyo. "Oi. wala talaga akong pera. "Ano. Maghintay ka!" Argh. Lalo pang nadagdagan ang parusa nya sakin. Rex! Teka lang naman. sa oras na masabi nya yun kay mamu. mauna na kami." at lumakad sya papalayo.. kanina ko pa kayang gustong umuwi. Mr." I whispered.." I didn't see Rex around. Galing nya di ba? Great. siguraduhin lang nyang mabubuhay pa sya dahil papatayin ko na sya! We waited at the shed for a cab to come. "Umm. "Pwede bang. uwi na tayo?" "Mamu. Lopez. sandali!" I called out and he turned back.. "I'll keep an eye on you until we get married. "Teka. you're already in hell... Bakit di na lang kayo ang magpakasal ng tatay nya?" . wag mong sabihin to? You know yung --" I paused as he walked out."Huh? S-sorry. Ipapasa ko naman sayo ang lahat ng parusang ibibigay nya. Ewan ko sa kanya. "Ba't ba kanina." What is he going to do? Bring me to hell? Marriane.

turn out to be my future husband. Ang lamig! Christmas nanaman kase.We suddenly heard a thunder... I hugged my pillow." Sorry po! Pag-uwi namin sa bahay. "Tss. istorbo!" I quickly hunged the phone and turned it off. That gwapong nilalang. Madam. I quickly picked up my cellphone and lazily said. It's been a small world for us. Well. as well as underestimating you. Si Abby pala. Now I realized that life has its power to control you. MAY MESSAGE KAAAAA!!! Sira kasi 'tong si Abby." "Eh pano kung ayoko?" . gising ka na ba?" "Ano ba? Kita nang natutulog pa yung tao. I decided na lang na magkulong sa kwarto. Ambigat! "Aaarrraayy!!" "Gumising ka na kasi.. mangyayari. pasok~~" Someone leaned at my back. di ba? Malamig ang simoy ng --. Life always changing in every second. life surprises you with another turn. It's been a Saturday morning and ganto na lang manggising 'tong cellphone ko. Handcuff o5 .I heard some knocks on the door. Pinasa nya sakin yang alert tone na yan. "Sige.. that's life. "Ano?" "Madam. Natulog na agad ako kagabi kaya di ko na naisip na yun pa rin ang alert tone ko. magcomment ka pa nang matusta ka ng papu mo sa taas. Sarap matulog pag ganto. In other words.Expect the Unexpected.. Na akala mo yung mga posibleng mangyari sa utak mo.

" 10 na ba? Grabe naman akong matulog. Ano naman ang problema dun." Her eyes popped out and her jaw dropped almost at the ground. kilalang kilala? Talaga lang huh? Sabagay. anong nangyari kagabi? Have you met him? Anong pangalan nya? Gwapo ba?" Ano ba tong babaeng to. ngayon mo lang sya nakilala?" "Hmmm. "Sabihin mo na kasi. "8 kaya ako nagising knina. ikaw lang ata ang hindi. What? Kilala mo sya?" "Everyone knows him around in this town. "Yung nakita natin nung isang araw?" "Yun nga yun. "So. May lahi ba tong manok? Putak ng putak eh. she was speechless. "His name was Rex Carlo Lopez."Dadaganan kita ulet?" I sat down at the bottom of the bed. Anong nangyari dito? "S-si Re-Rex??" I went back to sleep and hugged the pillow while she." Pero di ako nakatulog dahil pinabangon ako nitong babaeng to." Who the hell is he? Yung lalaking yun. Anong problema nito? Ewan. She tugged my shoulder. "Ano naman kung sya ang fiancé ko?" "Wala kang reaction for that? Marriane."Hindi ka naman siguro nagmamadali ano?" I asked sarcastically. ibig sabihin. pano ka agad naka--" "Nasa labas lang kaya ako?" She flatly said. "Teka." I sighed. scratching my head out of misery. ." I smirked at her. It's almost 10 duh. at saka matutulog na ako ulet. "Ang aga mong gumising ah.

magalang. . it was the guy I've met in the street! [you know.." then we laughed."Sa Villa Francia sya nag-aaral. he's hot. In other words. he's so talino. no worries. you dropped this?" he returned my wallet to me. Inulit lang nya yung sinabi nya nung una eh. Abby's so curious to us. ". Umagang umaga eh! Heh.mayaman sya. And 5. caring at HINDI KA SINISINGIL NG MALAKING HALAGA DAHIL--" Buti na lang at napigilan ko pa ang bibig ko. At a glance. I didn't notice the guy at my back was calling me when we're at the escalator. 3." sabay tili. 4. "Ikaw nga!" "What a surprise! Akala ko di na tayo magkikita. Many reasons why he has to be the block of their school. "Eh yun. he's so yaman. "Perfect? Ano naman ang pinagkaperfect nun?" She punched my back." "Bu--" "At wag ka nang makipagtalo sakin dahil wala namang maitutulong yun sating dalawa." I blurted out. Wala na kong pangamba ngayon kase isa rin palang ^crap^ ang lalaking yun. he's cute. "Iisa-isahin ko pa ba sayo? *Sigh* 1. PERFECT. di naman yun magalang. So. 2." *** She invited me to hit the mall with her.. It's a small world after all. So hindi sya perfect. "That's it? Abby. ang tinatawag na PERFECT ay yung handsome." "Yeah.. the guy in Chapter 3?] He was truly hot that ever. "Miss.. ^_^ Suddenly. he's soo cute!" Sira talaga to.

Awww." I tugged Abby's arms and whispered. "Uhh. Grabe ang power nito."I'ts been a long time after we see each other. I saw his abs and muscles throughout his clothes. Sh!t. Marriane. Nahawa na tuloy ako kay Abby. Madam -. Tsk. Lawrence Yan. nakalimutan ko pa tuloy magpakilala." he smiled back at me. okay lang kayo?" I came back to reality. Mukha kaming tangang nakaharang sa harapan ng escalator. hahah! "Tara. "Ahh. Abby for short. Dang. He smiled sweetly that make us Abby and I melt. She extended her right hand to shake at him. "Abby Rose Cruz. gising!" "H-huh?" Halos tumulo na ang laway nya sa harapan ni Lawrence.este.. Stop that daydreaming. "You?" "Ah. "Abby. libre ko kayo. hehehe." he smiled again. Sorry to cuss. His hands are so soft like a silk." I grinned and extended my right hand to shake at him." she grinned at him. Ano bang nangyayari sakin? Am I in heaven? Parang nakalimutan ko lahat. . My weakness. Nilibre nya kami sa isang fastfood chain. Our jaw dropped almost at the ground floor.. he's so heavenly hot. So sweet. Galante iteh. yes! Mukhang gutom lang to.

"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!

"Why?"

"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.

*Flashback*

"Siraulo!" I yelled at him before I dashed off. ha? Siraulo?" He started to walked through the streets. How meanie you are. Someone passed us. kung ako sayo. Nosebleed alert. may picture ng babae.ugh! He dashed off the ATM Bank. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo. I caught him kicking the wall.. Everyone knows him here. After all." don't say that coz' I'll bash up your face in no time. Buti naman at may nagawa kang maganda. He gave me some money. Lalaki na nga ata ang mas handa ngayon kaysa sa mga babae. Wow. Laking gulat ko nang lumayo sya sakin at sinolo yung payong. kababae mong tao. What the heck.. "Keep the change. Ang init kaya?! Suddenly. Galante eh. I saw his wallet. "Oi pre. daming credit card. anong magagawa natin dun? Feeling ko. he opened an umbrella. pinili nya na maglakad imbis na magcommute. Kahit sa harap pa ng mga taong nababaliw sayo. Karamihan kase sa lugar namin. Kung meron man. "Ikaw. Dumeretso kami sa ATM Bank at nagwithdraw ang gwapong nilalang. namumulubi ka na di ba?" Sinabi nang -. maraming nag-aaral sa Villa Francia. . kami lang ang mahirap dun. sobra. heh. Tsss. Phff. "Wala ka bang magawa sa buhay mo. Ikaw lang ata ang hindi." Girlfriend?! only in your dreams." I was about to give him the other half of it when he stopped me. di ka nagdadala ng payong. Tsk. "Teka." *End of Flashback* Oo nga."Everyone knows him around in this town.

My body led me to the bed and lied down.. nakikita sa ugali ng tao.. we arrived at the front of our house. "At saka." . "Wag ka ngang maarte!" Kinuha ko yung payong. "You don't have to suffer. Ihahatid kita. kung ako sayo." he gave the umbrella to me. I swear! "Eto bahay mo diba?" Oh. huh? Make your own business and don't stare at us." Mabuti naman at naisipan mo. all of those people staring at us and widened their eyes in disbelief. What's the problem. papayungan ko yang girlfriend mo. wala na kong magawa eh.Bingi ba to or what? Hay naku. "Sayo na oh." "Oi pre. uhh. I turned to my room and locked the door. Ganun pa rin." He went away. Ano raw? Phff. heh.It was an ACCIDENT. I didn't notice. Handcuff o6 . "Pano mo nalaman?" "Ang bahay.

sweetie?" Mamu started as we're eating our dinner. After the dinner. Do you know where is he? Nasa bar ang loko. "Marriane. upset. That will be next week na. "Kailangan maging mature ka na sa susunod na mga araw. "For the wedding. I knew it. I hurriedly went to him. "What for?" I was about to see what's this invitation. Aish. I'm going crazy.What's happening to me? I didn't notice that I fell asleep." inabot nya sakin yung invitation card. There's something up. Di nya siguro alam yun. next week na??! "Go to your fiancé and tell to him. *** 07:25 PM My brother called me downstairs to eat dinner." Aiishh! I looked at the invitation. Nakainom na sya nung nakarating ako dun. "Sino ka?" . ang pagkabata ko. "Ano nanaman po ba?" I said. I think I'm gonna die." O_O WTF?! Ano raw?! Did I hear what does she said just now? Wedding. Tapos na ang teenager life ko.

Am I right? "No. Such a meanie." His friend read the invitation for him. "Oi. andami mo nang nainom oh."Basahin mo nang matauhan ka kung sino ako. Ikakasal na ko.ANO??! Yah dude. ano 'to?!" "Oh. 18 na ko noh. bigay mo sakin!" "Hindi ka dapat umiinom." "And so? Tingnan mo nga. great." "At least. Aiiissshh. "Teka. It blurted out from my mouth." He took the beer from my hand and drunk it. bigay mo nga sakin yan." I gave him the invitation. it's just. you know. magkakasakit ka sa atay pag uminom ka ng sobra-sobrang alak? That may cause you to die. Bahala ka pag namatay ka dahil dyan. Di ko mabasa." "And why wouldn't I? I'm at the legal age. Totoo naman di ba." he was about to drink the last beer when I took the beer from him. "Please do come to a wonderful exchanging of vows of hhmmm --." "Who says na mamamatay ako? Do you even have a care about it?" I searched some words to say. Mautak ka talaga noh? *** .

Ano kamong parusa? Push-ups. Tapos magbabayad ka pa." I grinned at him. romantic place. Gosh. Aish. I was about to do that push up thingy when I saw the man who was standing by the wall. I sooper hate myself. Sayang. Kainis di ba? Nangungurakot nanaman tong school na to. *** Ayun.The next day. "Late ka?" I met Eunjin at the door. even girls can do. nalate ako sa school. I hate myself from being late. Late students like me always have punishments. I got embarassed. Aish. then I turned to my room coz' i'm sooper late. . Yup. ^_^ "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Late ako eh. "Lawrence?" Sa wakas at dumating ka rin. You have to push up within 30 times. Nagkwentuhan kami habang naglalakad and yeah. we're starting to know each other na! Kulang na lang. >_< I left him at the Registrar's Office.

and he already drank nine bottles of beer. upset." She took my things and we went to my chair. I'm sitting here for so many hours already! . *** The bell rang. "Anong problema mo?" *** Ayun. Asan na ba si Lawrence? Maybe he went home na. I shook my head to my table. I hurriedly went to his room to see Lawrence. Next week na yung kasal. It's now evening. but he was not longer there. I went out of that school. *sigh* Papalabas na ko ng school nung nakita ko si Rex. the hands are on his pocket and kicking the wall beside the gate. wearing his uniform."Hindi ba obvious ba? Asan si mam?" "Absent. anong gagawin ko? Tumunganga na lang habang ikinakasal ako sa gwapong nilalang na yun? heh. What am I here for? Sitting here while watching him drinking? Nakakaasar tong lalaking to ah.

So dinala mo pala ako rito para ihatid sa bahay mo nang lasing."Wala ka bang barkada o kaya eh kaibigan para samahan kang uminom? At tsaka. ang bango pa rin nya. But I have proven unsuccessful. Ako rin naman noh. Buti na lang at kaya ko sya." I pushed him once more and he finally released me. guess what happened? . nandito na tayo sa bahay mo. since it's too late and there are no cabs and buses anymore. malamang matagal na kong nagsarili. lasing ka lang. "Eh kasi naman. cute ka rin kahit papano. I guided him on the way but he tripped down to the gate and I broke his fall. I have no choice but to did it. hindi mo ko katulong. Ang sama talaga. ayokong magpakasal. Kung hindi lang dun sa kasunduan namin. gusto ko nang makauwi noh!" "Makakauwi ka lang pag nahatid mo na ko. Well. Kahit lasing sya." "And soon to be my wife. Now I caught myself in the scene." I hate you. He was still smiling and I can't resist but to stare at him. I brought him to his house." He smiled as I blushed. "Alam mo Rex. But I ended up leaning against the wall and he was hovering me. Fiancé mo ko. "Marr--ianne~~" He said as he went closer to me as I backed up. Masanay ka na nga. "Yah. Ano ko? A maid or something? I'm just your fiancé. "An-no ba?!" I stuttered. Nakakainis. trying to push him away from me." "Wala ka na ba talagang magagawa dun sa tungkol sa'tin? Hindi mo ba yun pwedeng pigilan?" "May kasunduan kami ng papa ko kaya hindi ko pwedeng pigilan yun. I think I'll commit a suicide right now. Kung ganto ang aabutin ko sa kanya. ba't ka ba inom ng inom ha?" "Ba't ba ang dami mong tanong?" He grunted. Tara na." I just pouted. But. *hits myself in my mind* "Alam mo.

ako na ang hinahalikan -. Ngayon. nakakahalata ka na Marriane. lasing sya eh. It was my FIRST time to be kissed by a real man. Enough of this damn thing.Side Effects. Di yan real man. cut the crap. parang sinadya nya pero hindi. nakatingin lang ako dun sa mga estudyante sa likod ng school na naghahalikan. Di talaga ako makagalaw. Damn! His kiss was passionate. It was just a kiss. THE HOTTEST MAN THAT EVERY GIRL HAS BEEN CRAVING FOR.. and so sweet.O_O He kissed me ACCIDENTALLY. Sira. PERVERT MAN! Okaaayyyy. Or not? Handcuff o7 . okay? .and mention it. Dati. Talagang matutunaw ka sa tingin nya at maninigas ka sa harapan nya..

I took my handkerchief and wiped my lips. Ako nga dapat ang tumulak sa kanya papalayo sakin dahil ako yung naharassed dito eh. "Nakakainis. "Ano?" "Wala po. He pushed me too far from him and I felt kinda insulted. Another sermon portion. kasama ko po si Rex. "Anong nangyari?" Did you hear what he just said? Tinatanong nya kung anong nangyari? Hinalikan mo kaya ako." *** I arrived at the front of our house and I saw Mamu at the gate." I mumbled. "Di mo ba alam kung anong oras na?" Eto na naman tayo. When I turned around.He suddenly woke up from his dream. He touched his oh so red kissable lips. "ArrrgggHHHHH!" Biglang may tumahol na aso. Here we are. causing me to jump in fright and calm down." . "Oras na para makinig sa sermon nyo. do you mind?! Aish! Without a word. I screamed. widened our eyes in disbelief. Kasalanan nya 'to eh. Sabi ko. he entered his house. It really sucks.

"W-wala ah! Malamig lang. Paa mo yung naaamoy mo..?" nakataas na yung kilay nya.. Hindi talaga ako makatulog eh. diba sabi ko sayo matulog ka na?" "Di ako makatulog eh!" "Hay naku. . Ano bang nangyayari sakin? I covered myself with a blanket. promise. That kiss is so. talaga?" "Hmmm.."Aba ate. Goodnight Mamu. Teka.. tapos yung makapal pa ang sinuot mo. Marriane? Anong nangyayari sayo? Nanginginig ka. I locked the door. "Bakit. may nangyari ba?" Nagtaka sya." sumingit nanaman ang kapatid ko. I suddenly remembered that kiss.. mukhang may naaamoy ako. "Marco." "Malammmiiiig. Pumasok na kayong dalawa." "Malamig? Hindi naman masyadong kalamigan ah! Doble-doble na nga yang jacket mo eh. loko." Bumalik na ko sa kwarto ko. Bilis!" We hurriedly went upstairs to take a rest. Matutulog na ko. "Wala nga sabi. Kahit kailan di ko pa to naramdaman. different. "Akala ko ba natulog ka na?" I hugged mom tightly. I'm shivering! Lumalabas lahat ng init ko sa katawan! Pumunta ako sa kwarto ni Mamu.

lasengero ka kasi. the usual na tinatanong ko sa kanya. nagbilang ako ng tupa. *** "Anong problema mo?" I kicked the wall beside him. Ako pa ang may kasalanan? Ibang klase rin tong lalaking to eh. Kinantahan ko na sarili ko. Di ako makatulog dahil sa kagagawan mo. "Ikaw kaya ang may kasalanan nun. *** 3:17 AM.The time passed by. Makalabas nga. kundi ka ba naman tumingin sa dinadaanan mo. "Loko ka kasi eh. Syempre. and I've tried all the things para makatulog ako. O_O WHAT?? "Di ka rin makatulog?" Huh? What do he meant by that? You mean. It didn't work." He turned away. Nakita ko sa labas si Rex. tapos inuntog ko pa yung sarili ko sa kama." . naapektuhan din sya nun? Remember what he said last midnight? "Anong nangyari?" Malamang di talaga to nakatulog.

" Binigay nya yung cellphone nya sakin. hinaharass mo rin?" kinuha nya yung cellphone. tinawag mo naman akong lasengero. yung cellphone mo. Baka sabihin mo. Ewan ko sayo. sensitive din. tinawag mo kong siraulo. Hindi mo kayang mangbara." I continued kicking the wall. video at -- "Pati ba naman cellphone ko." I rolled my eyes on him. Nakalitaw lang yung keychain ko sa cellphone kaya nakuha nya ito sa bulsa ng jacket ko."Kagahapon. maganda pang pakinggan." "Wala ka pala sakin eh. "Anong ginagawa mo?" Binalik nya agad yung cellphone ko. hindi mo ba kaya yun sabihin? At tsaka. "Sinave ko yung number ko. Hmp! *** ." "Argh. Pero bago ko binigay sa kanya yung cellphone nya. "Tinitingnan lang naman yung features eh. Nseries kasi yung kanya. camera. "At least hindi tatang@-tang@ na nakabasag ng bintana ng isang sasakyan. "Save mo number mo." "Magandang pakinggan? Natawa naman ako ron." I rolled my eyes on him. Masyado naman tong sensitive. Grabe ito. Ngayon. May TV. Tatlong letra lang naman ang pangalan ko ah." Sinave yung number ko dun sa phonebook nya. tiningnan ko yung features.

"May sakit ka ba talaga?" "Wala ah. girl? I saw Lawrence around the school na! [I already know that. He entered the room. "Anong ginagawa mo dito?" "I thought you might sick so I bought you flowers. "Marriane... Yah! Bakit hindi ka pumasok ngayon? Tinatamad ka siguro ano? Alam mo ba. [Ano kamo?] Kinuha niya number mo sakin. May tutor naman ako sa bahay eh..Abby That's strange..After that sunrise. hindi ako pumasok because of this feeling. ?? I heard some knocks on the door." . Miss na kita agad! Pumasok ka na agad huh? Mwahahugz! =] -." "*sigh* Wala akong panahon sa --" "Marriane?" Wait. Umabsent ka pa para lang sakin. wearing his uniform & carrying a bouquet of flowers. My phone beeped. huli ka na. may bisita ka. "Lawrence?" I saw him at the door." I shook my head and he gave his sweet smile at me that makes me melted away. I know that voice. Tinopak nanaman kasi ako. He must be worried.] Hinahanap ka nya sakin." "Sa-salamat." "Don't mind it.

Ayun. Hay. Lumabas ka nga rito. 6 pm darating yung tutor ko kasi Thursday ngayon. I'm gonna explode. Sige ba." Hinatid ko sya sa may labas and he drove away. "Maganda yun. He just confessed to me that he's a bookworm.. I sighed in dismay. Bumalik ako sa kwarto at kinuha ko yung dala nyang bulaklak." "Sige. Wala ba tong gamot? Nanglalamig talaga ako eh. Magpacheck-up kaya ako sa doctor? . Very good."Ahh. nagmumukhang tange ka nanaman. Then I smiled. *** Napahaba ata ang kwentuhan namin. eto nanaman ako." He stood up. okay ba?" "Good.." his killer smile is always there. I'm gonna die. "Ate. sumunod sa ate. "Pano. Awww. at tsaka sa susunod wag ka ulet kumatok ha?" Notice the sarcasm tone.. At saka sino ba yun? Nabingwit mo?" "Loko. Gusto mo.. Kita na lang tayo sa school. bukas na lang. Nakatambay lang kaya yun sa bookstore. ganun pala. ayos lang. bilhin ko bukas?" "Medyo maganda nga ang pagkareview mo.

Wedding. Here I am. "Eto. Could this day be better than worst? "Ano?!" I blurted it out. ^_^" O_O What the -. Too good Rex didn't appeared. "Diba Raymond okay naman ang gantong gown para sa kanya?" "Oo. bagay naman sayo yan iha. pumasok na ko." Someone opened the candy-glass door.?? "Mamu naman. alam mo naman na hindi ako nagsusuot ng ganyan ano. try mo. sitting like an idi0t and looking at the more idi0t gowns. ."May SIDE EFFECTS kaya yun?" Handcuff o8 . pills? Loko. What do you think Rex?" Isa pa to. Di ko rin makausap si Lawrence kasi maraming lumalapit sa kanya. Nothing happened. *** The day after. SIDE EFFECTS ka dyan? Ano yan. Kainis talaga. Lopez with the idi0t. It's Mr.

"Hindi ako mababastos nito." He laughed so hard. at baka makagawa pa ko ng iskandalo rito. iha." We exchanged glares at each other." tinanong ko yung personnel kung nasaan yung gown at sinukat to sa dressing room. What do you think Rex?" He looked at me. "Baket? Hindi ba maganda?" "You look beautiful. alam nyo nang ikakasal kayo at magkakasama kayo sa iisang bahay. you should try to be close to each other. Lalong-lalo na sa kanya." Lumabas na ako sa dressing room. O_O What the -.. "Eto bagay sayo. Pinipigil ko na lang ang sarili ko.?? Bastos! I've never thought he's a pervert too. "Kayong dalawa.." Plastik. *** . Never. "Maganda.He smirked at me and took the brochure. Ugh! I sighed in dismay. "Eto maganda.

The last teenage day in my life. Lumabas agad ako sa kwarto ko at hinanap si Lawrence. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks. *** ." He put his hand in my cheeks. is the day. " Ahhh. that's my lucky charm. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comfortable with it. Hindi mo pa ata alam na taga Villa Francia sya bago sya lumipat sa school natin. I saw them chatting outside. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing. nakamake-up at nakasuot ng gown. Napansin kong medyo close sila." He just smiled at me." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence. Alam na nya. wag ka ngang sumimangot dyan! It's your day remember?" "Day ka dyan? Day lang nila 'to dahil sila lang ang masaya. "Marriane. "Goodluck.Marriane!" I didn't mind Abby's words as I heard na nasa labas lang si Lawrence. Niloloko -- "Marriane. Nasa labas lang si Lawrence. don't be sad. di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo. abot hanggang sahig ang pagkasimangot. Friends ba sila -. "Girl. He suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index finger. Today. "Lawrence.Nakaharap ako ngayon sa salamin. hindi ko matakasan yung tingin nya. Sorry. Hindi ko naman makita. you look exceptional today." "Huh? You mean --?" "Yeah. Samantalang ang mukha ko." I rolled my eyes.

NEVER. mangasar ka pa. hahaha! I got my first step na. "Young lady. Pati ba naman si father ginaganyan mo rin? Ang sama mo." "ANG INGAY MO KASI EH!" They looked at me as I screamed and my voice echoed through the church." *** "Young man. The wedding ceremony goes on." "Magtiis ka.hindi. "Sige. I saw Rex from a distance. He linked in my arm and brought me to the priest. Hindi. Ba't ka naman sumigaw?! "Baliw ka talaga noh?" He whispered as the priest continued of what was he's saying. Ituloy nyo lang. Hindi sya yung lalaking nasa panaginip ko. he mumbled under his breath. and then so on and so forth.. hindi. Suddenly.Matapos nilang rumampa sa altar. "Kelan ba 'to matatapos? Nakakainip naman oh. Wait. will you take this man as your husband --" ." Ahh! Sira ka talaga. "So-sorry po. hindi sya yun. di kaya -. Lagot ka sakin mamaya. third. But katulad na katulad ito sa panaginip ko." He smirked at the priest and the priest didn't know. will you take this woman as your wife --" "I do." "Manahimik ka nga kung ayaw mong masapak. ako naman. second..

"She do.. Tapos na ang makulay kong buhay sa highschool. sira?" "Siraulo lang. Kahit di nyo sya tanungin father. Without a word. it's just a smack. "I pronounced to you. I just had been married in my seventeen years of my life. you know. will you take this man --" "I really do. Sumobra ang pagkalamig ko. we wore the wedding rings and promised -. Nakaakbay sya sakin habang naglalakad kami papalabas ng simbahan.promised that we'll never ever beat each other's face. Aiiissshhh. "Ano?" . But my first kiss was so. Baka mahalata. After that. Young lady. bumibigay ka na. We survived this thing and tapos na.. God. Hay salamat. What am I thinking of? I took the tissue and wiped my lips. please! "Baka sabihin mo. Bilis father." "Hindi kita pinagpapantasyahan noh. passionately." O_O Father?! Di pa pala tapos. Again. Ano ko. Eeeww. You may now kiss the bride." I muttered. Well. husband and wife. he gave me a kiss." Cut the crap." "Kailangan sya dapat ang sumagot." "Ba't naman ako bibigay sayo? Ambisyoso.

"Lawrence. " *End of Flashback* Ahhh. maybe he wants to get my attention. "Goodluck. red roses petals scattered through the red carpet." Lumingon ako at nakita ko si Lawrence." I smiled while looking at Lawrence. That gives me confidence in facing some things that I'm not familiar with or not comfortable with it." Paglabas namin sa simbahan."Wala. Papansin." I shrieked. di hamak naman na mas gwapo pa ko jan ano. Bagay sa kanya green. Sorry. I felt the red roses petals falling down in my head. that's my lucky charm. Rex held my waist tighter. who was about to wear his green shades." He just smiled at me. Love it.. He looks hot today in his green polo and black slacks. wag kang umapela. "Hah." He put his hand in my cheeks. heeehh! . I'm enjoying looking Lawrence here at a distance." Lelang ka dyan? "Ang gwapo pala ni Lawrence kapag sa malayo. you look exceptional today." "Kapal nito. He suddenly hold my hand and draw a heart on my palm by the use of his index finger. I saw Lawrence at the shady lush green tree. heheeh. di ko 'to sinabi sa'yo. What a sweet guy Lawrence is.. Awww. "Mukha lang lelang na ngumingiti-ngiti dyan. his hands are so soft. *Flashback* "Marriane. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Alam ko you're not confident in facing this thing. he looks hot that ever! The Guy in Green.

okay po. Si Marriane?" He looked at me. I'm gonna die -. Don't worry po. his phone rang. "Papu. My phone rang -. masama ba ritong sumakay?" "Mag-asawa na kayo diba? Kaya dun ka sa harapan. bilis. baket?" He smirked at me and rode to the driver's seat." I was about to ride at the passenger's seat when my mom yelled at me. Are they pissing me off? I looked at the sky. katulong? Grabe to. What is he up to again? "Kausapin ka raw.. He's not defensive anymore. maayos po kami. smiling smugly. I just pouted.." Ano ko. Marriane. "Yeah." I took the phone from him." "Baket. "Yah. Yes po. Sakay na." "Yah. He answered the phone and. . bakit ang sama nyo? Wala naman akong kasalanan sayo eh. dun ka sumakay sa harapan.. "Mukha kang loka-loka dyan. Parang awa mo na please! I glared at them before we drove off.I mean.The car arrived and ready for us to go to our HONEYMOON?? God.again. and he's smirking! May balak ba tong lalaking to? Malamang sumasakay na lang para dun sa pinakamamahal nyang sasakyan.. sinong kausap mo?" "Si Papu. "Pakiabot nga.. "Goodluck Marriane!" They all cheered at us." She smiled at me and winked her eyes.

Isa pa tong daddy nya. Mamu?" She's crying. "Ang ano?" Anong babae? "Anak nyo!" "Mamu?!" I pouted. magkaroon tayo ng anak. umiiyak ba kayo?" "Anak. may tatawagan lang ako." . nakakalungkot wala na kong dalagang anak." He smiled like a devil and has an evil plan to me. Teka lang. "Kainis!" "Malay naten. It's possible naman di ba?" "Anong posible? Baka masipa kita papalabas ng kotseng 'to" "Kung kaya mo. "Manahimik nga kayo?! Wag kayong umasa na magkakaroon kami ng anak!" I quickly cut off the conversation." She's crazy crying out loud. Kaasar! Tumatawa pa rin sya. He laughed while he was driving. baka maharass mo pa yan." "Loko. "Mamu?" "Pero. "Mamu. "Pero gusto ko lalaki eh!" His dad shouted. I dunno why. Balik mo na yang cellphone ko. dapat babae ha?" She went serious again."Hello. "Joke lang. Naririnig nya kasi yung usapan namin.

I'm still worried. we're going on a trip to hell -. heeehhh! "Wala naman. mapupuntahan ko nanaman ang gusto kong puntahan dun. Oh! I forgot to tell you. a trip to Hawaii [sosyal.. He quickly grabbed his cellphone from my hands and put it on the basket. Di bale. yung ticket. "Hoy. "Marriane!" "Lawrence. nagagalit na kasi yung siraulo rito eh. Gigisingin na lang kita kapag nasa airport na tayo. ." He suddenly looked at me. I dialed his number and called him. kase tingnan mo. Dun daw honeymoon namin pero parang di kami pupunta dun. eh ticket yun papuntang Hongkong. what a sweet guy." I was smiling like an idi0t here.I mean. here I come! weeehhhh!!! But. between us." I hung up the phone.].." Wow. Disneyland. okay?" He smirked at me. What if there's something happened when we got there? Wala naman sanang mangyari.. "Baket? May problema ba? Pupuntahan kita dyan.."Sino tatawagan mo?" Oozy ka ha? "May sasakyan oh!" He went back on driving. Ang kutob ko sa Hongkong kami pupunta. "Matulog ka na lang dyan. Babye. di ba sabi ko balik mo na yan dun?" "Sige Lawrence.

It's a box. Parang may dala-dala syang box. wag kang mangarap." I mumbled." He smirked and gave the box to me. I'm right. How cute! "You like it?" He said in a cold voice. I asked him at alam nyo kung ano ang sinagot nya? *Flashback* "Hoy. "Yeah. "Nakakainis naman eh. I like it. Bahala ka pag nawala ka. I have no idea what's inside of it. Yeah. Subukin lang nila akong sisihin. "Manahimik ka nga?" He revealed it infront of me. Nakakainis. hindi ako mag-eenjoy rito. Pero bakit?" .Handcuff o9 . Okay lang kaso. Akala ko pa naman pupunta kami sa Disneyland. Nakakainis.Beholder's Beauty." *End of Flashback* Alam nyo kung ano ginawa namin? We stayed at the hotel. Tinanggal ko sya dun sa box and what did I see? A lovely pink strapless dress with a white ribbon at the waistline. "Buksan mo. Thanks. Wala kaya akong pera na dala. Dapat nagpaiwan na lang ako kanina.

He let go of my wrist but he took my phone. Ayoko nga. ano gusto mo? Ikaw lang ang mag-enjoy? Hah! "Sige. Kaya manahimik ka dyan." Nakakatakot naman 'to pag nagagalit. namumutla! Namumula naman yung wrist ko. "Pero gusto kong pumunta ng Disneyland!" I pouted. "Wag mo kong subukan Marriane dahil wala akong pinipili sa mga nasasaktan ko. may isip ka parin pala. pasalamat ka sakin kase may nagbabantay dun." I winced in pain. "Ginagalit mo ba ko ha?" "Bitawan mo ko. "Hindi tayo pupunta dun." Sabi ko sainyo eh. "Tatawagan ko na lang sina mamu at sasabihin ko na sa iba mo ko dinala. 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. Loko ka. Talagang maingat ka rin ano? Kahit na sira yang ulo mo. ." "Ayoko." 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. He got me. masyado tayong hinihigpitan at saka sa west sumisikat ang araw. "Masakit. I like that." he sat at the couch. Grabe tong lalaking to! Pagkatingin ko sa kamay ko. kelangan mukha kang elegante sa tabi ko. I think out an idea para mapapayag sya. Dapat nga sa Hawaii tayo maghohoneymoon.."We're going to attend a party at the middle of the night.

kapag sa malapitan eh. Ang sarap ng pakiramdam. "Tigilan mo yan hoy!" Nasanggi nya yung side table. "Hoy." I said in a small voice. Lumabas muna ako at nagpahangin.Hayaan muna natin sya na kumalma kasi kitang kita sa mata nya na abot sa pinakataas ang galit nya." I dialed some numbers and he ran into me." Lumingon sya. sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya." He looked at the window again. I peeked at the room and I saw him. I saw the telephone at the side table and took it. At hindi 'hoy' ang pangalan ko. nahulog kami dun sa couch. Our eyes met.. "Cellphone ko. Ah. he's so cute in this time --- "U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko. Nakakainis talaga. Di ko pala alam na. Nakakatakot talaga. "Dito ko na nga lang sila tatawagan. "Aaaahhhhh!!!" Guess what? He's on top of me. ang sarap nga naman ng hangin sa dagat. kinuha nya yung cellphone ko. standing and looking at the window. ." "Ayoko nga.oo nga pala. Magkatabi lang yung side table at yung couch kaya. Dang. My face flushed red. I was about to take my phone and -.

Ilang oras na kaming nandito." Hay naku. I remembered what happened a long time ago. yes po Nandito po kamin ngayon sa. *Flashback* ." I hung up the phone. mamu. "Ah. "Mabuti at nagkakaintindihan tayo." He smirked. "Y-Yeah! we're at Hawaii na mamu. Rrriiiiinnnnggg!!!! Hay salamat.. He do let go of me and I answered my very old cellphone." His eyes narrowed at me that makes me afraid. Baka kung ano na gawin sayo ni Rex. Kunin nyo ko rito at ilayo sa siraulong to! "Sige mamu.. Mukhang di nya narinig. lagot sya sakin. He looked at me coz' he heard who is it.He's still looking at my eyes. *** While I was taking a shower." "Mabuti naman... ang dami mong satsat. "Marriane. dear. are doing great there?" It's mamu. I just make sure na okay ka lang. I sighed in relief.

Teka." --- . *End of Flashback* Yung mukha nya talaga. He's still looking at my eyes. talagang sira na ang ulo nito. Even everyone's agree. I suddenly looked at the mirror. Hindi ka dapat nag-iisip ng ganyan." I mumbled. hahah!] *Flashback* "Marriane. maganda ka naman ah!" --- "Kaso ate walang nagtatangkang manligaw sayo. My face flushed red. Tinuro sakin to ni Abby when we're at her room. Di ko pala alam na. Hindi ko pala alam na maganda ako kahit di ako magretouch..Guess what? He's on top of me. Mukhang di nya narinig." I said in a small voice. he's so cute in this time --- "U-mma-llis k-ka sa ha-rra-ppan ko. then it came out nice. kapag sa malapitan eh. "Screw you. I changed into the dress he gave to me. sumobra ang pagkagwapo nya. [A/N : wala raw aangal sabi ni Marriane. Dang. Our eyes met. I looked at my hair and decided to put a little bit of curls at the ends of my front layers. After I took a shower. haaayy -. I found a flat iron in one of the drawers and curved my hair.

Di ko naman naintindihan yung sinabi sakin ni Abby kung pano ang tamang pagmamake-up. He placed his hands in his pockets as he closed his eyes. . Nagpulbo lang ako at nagpabango. Nasisiraan na ko ng ulo."Ang ganda talaga ng unica hija ko!" --- "Marriane. make-up is nothing for me. Kung ano-ano nang naiisip ko." *End of Flashback* Mga sinungaling. He looks adorable and cute when he was like that. Compare sa itsura nya kanina na mukhang halimaw. madaling napawi ng cute nyang mukha ang mukhang yun. He was already dressed up and his hair was tousled. dumbfounded. then nag lipgloss ako. I saw him. you look exceptional today. The usual. Magmumukhang sira lang ako sa tabi nya. "Ano nanaman ang tinitingnan mo ha?" "H-huh? Yu-yung bintana?" I said. Bawasan nyo panloloko nyo sakin. standing and his head leaning to the side of the window. I wore my necklace. Hindi na ko magmamake-up. He was like an angel right now. Tada! Do I look good? Hay. bracelet and heels. ewan. Lumingon sya sakin at ako? I was still drooling over him.

Someone approached him and greeted a pleasant evening to us." He walked out the room and walked through the corridor. The room lit up with many crystal chandeliers. si Marriane. "Kase busy ka na pagkatapos mong grumadweyt. Asawa ko. Hah." "Musta?" "Eto. I'm Russel Mace. He led me to a nice banquet hall where many people are there. buti naman nakapunta ka. " I extended my right hand to shake at him." "Nice to meet you."Ewan ko sa'yo.Tara. ano pa ba ang ini-expect ko sa kanya kundi ganyang mga salita lang. "Nasa states pa rin sya. He was holding my hand while walking to the red carpet. "Anyway." . bongga ito. there was a huge chandelier hanging from the dome." "Hi. Ang kapal. Pero pano si Candy?" He shook his head. chit-chating and enjoying the wonderful night. Long time no see ah!" They exchanged hugs at each other. In the center. nag-aaral pa rin. ^_^ "Sinabi nga rin sakin ng papa mo. "Pare. Yun lang ba ang sasabihin nya? Sabagay." The man looked at me.

fiancé ko." My face blushed. Nakakahiya. "Tara. let's dance. Jenny. Sana hindi halata. sixteen ka talaga? I thought you're eighteen or something kase mukha ka nang dalaga. and that is Rex Carlo Lopez. Sixteen. May I ask how old are you?" "Umm. My heartbeat is running fast. no in horror! He's pulling me at the crowd without asking me to go dance with him! Hah! It's really unbelievable. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong pakiramdam kaya eto. I really hate it! ." "What? Di nga. my arms wrapping around his neck." I bowed on her then Jenny took him to the center and danced with a soulful love song together with some of the couples dancing there. I felt some shiver going up and down on my spine when he hugged my waist. I hate it! He took my arms to wrap around his neck. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang. Come on. I can't believe it. "Honey."Seryoso talaga sya. He closed his eyes and lowered his head to me. We started to move. 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. Marriane Louse Santos married and gave a chance to dance with the hottest guy in the town. I. Here comes the cute face of him." "Oh. I looked at him in shock. Ang ganda naman nya." He suddenly grabbed my hand. I have to get used to him. nandito ka lang pala.

My angry was totally hidden. "R-Rex. wag kang maingay.. Dapat nga maging masaya ako. sinandal nya ang baba nya sa balikat ko.." Ano raw? Handcuff 1o . dun sa Candy na yun. Subukan lang nya na uminom. Nung natapos na kami sumayaw. nakaharap ako ngayon sa siraulong to." Niyakap nya ko.. uupakan ko sya." I mumbled under my breath. "Shhh.Expected things. Naiintriga talaga ako sa kanya. Who is she? Tell me! Pinikit ko na lang ang mata ko habang sumasayaw kami. I can feel his abs through his clothes. Walang bubuhat sa kanya rito noh! . sana. he let go of me and ordered some drinks to be calm. "Sana ikaw na lang si Candy. but hindi eh.But what's to hate? Nobody gets a chance to marry him and dance with him.

Bumalik ka na lang kaya sa kwarto?" "Mas mabuti pa yun. kase it was really my first time to dance with a guy.. We started to move. I quickly went our of the Ladies Room and shocked to see Rex. I looked at the mirror. All the girls went out and looking at me. I was actually near him and parang wala akong makita kundi sya lang. The heartbeats going faster. kahit kailan talaga. *Flashback* He took my arms to wrap around his neck.Nagpaalam ako sa kanya na pupunta lang ako sa washing room. I must be nervous about it. shocked and surprised. "Miss. I felt some shiver going up and down on my spine when he hugged my waist. what's happening to me? Malamig ang kamay ko.. yes. are you okay?" "Ah. Dinala na lang ako ng malamig kong pakiramdam kaya eto. I washed my hands. "Anong nangyari sayo at nagsisisigaw ka dun? Nag-iiskandalo ka ata eh. my arms wrapping around his neck." . I'm sorry. *End of Flashback* I touched the part where the heart is. He closed his eyes and lowered his head to me. at nang makapagpahinga ako. To get rid of this feeling. I screamed out loud. Oh my God." I bowed down. When I got there. leaning at the wall beside the door and his hands are on his pocket again.

kahit nga makagalaw di ko magawa. T_T Ano ba to? Help me! All I can see is his fresh white good angel looking face. "Sila. ha?!" I said in a frightening voice." I frowned at him. "Kainis! Hmp!" I try to imitate his tone. . "All of the girls out there wants me to dance with them. Ooops! He got banged at the wall." "Ugh." I changed my dress into a night dress and sleep. All of the girls out there wants me to dance with them. I leaned to the back door and mumbling some curses under my breath." He said coldly while scratching his head and brushing his hair by his fingers. Itutulog ko na lang to. manahimik ka. "Sinong nagsabi sayo na magtabi tayo sa isang kama. kanina pa ba ko yakap nito?! God. Ano ba?!" I stood up. I heard a loud thump. I stomped my feet while I was walking back to the room. why are you doing this to me? Sinubukan kong makapiglas sa braso nya pero. Ang kapal! Aiiiissshhh. Sina Mamu and Dad. *** O_O S-s-si R-rex?! Wait. "Aww! F**k. Medyo gumalaw sya kaya nakaalis agad ako. hindi talaga ako makaalis."Baket. hindi ka ba nakomportable na makasayaw ako kanina? I mean.

magkatabi pa rin tayo sa pagtulog. "Baka kung ano na ang ginawa mo sakin. marami na ang nagpareserve ng rooms. Walang nangyari."Ano?" Wala kang karapatan para tawagin syang mamu! Loko. "Umagang-umaga eh." "Ikaw kaya ang matulog sa malamig na sahig? Malamang kakayanin mo." My phone rang." "Mag-isa ka." "Eh di sana natulog ka na lang sa sahig. Waahh. may sumingit pa." He walked past me. "Room Service po. Kung nandun tayo ngayon sa Hawaii." Kainis talaga." "Bahala ka pag nagutom ka. Istorbo.. 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. "Tara. ... pagdidiskitahan kita? Hah. Hindi. teka? baka may nangyari samin kaya sya nakayakap sakin." "Akala mo." I mumbled some curses. Magkukulong na lang ako sa CR. "Nung dumating tayo dito.. Walang nangyari. Pumunta ako sa CR para maghilamos. At saka wala na kong choice kundi matulog sa tabi mo no. Nasa itsura na eh. Wala ka namang binatbat eh. Mapapatay ko na tong lalaking to eh. Nagugutom na ko.

LOPEZ KA JAN?! Bakit ba?" Si Abby syempre. "Ano." Ewww. Magbehave ka. Lopez ng ganun. Dapat ikaw ang tumatawag ng ganun sa papa nya noh." "Eh pano pag nalaman ni tita at ni PAPA?" "Syempre ikaw na ang may kagagawan nun."Hoy. deeply mad inlove with him." "ANO?! TEKA. type ko lang. "Shh. SAN KA NYA DINALA?" ang sakit talaga sa tenga yung boses nya. Ikaw lang ang nakakaalam na wala kami sa Hawaii. Parang pinatay ko na ang sarili ko pag tinawag ko si Mr. "Umayos ka nga Marriane." "Ayoko nga. baka nga isang araw makita na lang kita. Lopez?" "ANONG MRS. At lalong lalo na hindi kami magiging close noh!" "Fine. Wag kang maingay. anong nangyari sainyo jan sa Hawaii?" Lumabas ako at umupo sa couch. Magbabago din yan. Anong papa ka jan?" "Wala lang." . At saka magandang pakinggan. Mrs." "Ano naman kung asawa ko na sya? Di naman kami close ano. nakakasuka. asawa mo na sya ngayon. "Wala kami sa Hawaii.

*** After I ate the breakfast. At sya yun. Aiiissshhhh. sabi ko. That f**king Abby and that damn stup!d Rex. kamusta ka naman?" . patayin na dapat ang dapat patayin noh." hay naku Lawrence. I strolled around the hotel by myself. My phone rang. In this morning. 2 persons pissed me off. "Marriane?" "Lawrence! Kamusta ka jan?" "Ikaw. "Huh? may sinasabi ka?" "Ah. kung kumusta ka na." I mumbled under my breath." "Ayos lang. Babye Mrs. Kung ayaw akong kunin dito ni mamu."Hah. ikaw na lang." "Sige na ho. "Take me away from this guy. Lopez! wheeehee!" "SINABI NANG WAG MO KONG TATAWAGIN NG GANYAN EH!" I hunged the phone badly. I'd better die right now.

wheeehe! "Ah. Handcuff 11 . But binabaliktad lang nya eh. all the girls approaching me everytime they see me alone. . staring at me while me. Walang effect yang pagmamalasakit mo." Tumigil ka. "Sinong kausap mo?" I didn't know that he was there. I'll smile like a fool again. Lawrence? "Ikaw lang naman ang kakwentuhan ko dun sa school eh. sinusubukang makahabol sa mga lessons by my tutor. tapos na kase breaktime ko eh. He do misses me." "What about Abby?" "Nothing just came out from her mouth. Hindi muna ako pumasok kase wala ka." ano? Himala yun pag nangyari. Mamaya na lang. At least Lawrence can do that caring thingy. my tutor was tugging me to go study."Eto." He hunged the phone. bye." Huh?! "What's your point about that?" You mean namimiss mo ko. I was smiling like a fool when I was talking at Lawrence." "Meron.The weirdest thing. At tsaka. Aminin mo Lawrence. "Wala kang pakialam. Kasi asawa na kita.

Wow. that is in 5th floor. Ang masaklap pa dun. Maybe. eh? Orange halter dress with a yellow jacket. "Dan dan da da dan --" I picked my phone at the center table. but I've never wanted to. but I don't want to be a model." He hunged it without any statement from me. toot. "Kaya kita pinaakyat dahil nandito ang kwarto nina Russel. It was so soft. All the dress that he gave to me looks nice when they're at me.. di ako marunong gumamit ng elevator. Bright color. Maybe we'll be a great couple just like the ones there. he's waiting.. Maybe he'll be a great husband when we get back home and I'll be a great wife to him. With the heels.WITH HIM. I really do have the ability to be a model.THAT FREAK DID THIS ON A PURPOSE. pwede ba? I quickly took a shower and wore the dress. 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? !@#$. "Hoy. Damn. kaya wala akong choice kundi gumamit ng hagdanan. I've never wished to. Magbihis ka na tapos pumunta ka rito sa may terrace sa taas. "Ba't ang tagal mo?" "Tingnan mo nga. TEET. just like the hands of Lawrence. Our room was in the 2nd floor when I should take the elevator in 3 times. At least I can be beautiful when it was a messy bun. toot. I saw him. 12:30 na. Nakakainis ka talaga Rex! I went to the bedroom and I saw the dress that he said. Alam nya siguro na hindi ko kayang gumamit ng elevator. thinking about the future -. kicking the wall." I was to about to cry when he talked. I was tall enough to be a model. di ba asawa mo ko?" .I sat alone at the couch. I quickly turned my hair into a messy bun. That son of a -. Damn him. Ayokong maghirap umakyat at bumaba para lang sayo no. I touched the cloth. I dragged myself into the terrace." "Ano ba ko. It was 12:50. toot.

I'm specific now. Baka may mangyari pa samin na hindi dapat mangyari. "Anong ginagawa mo?" "Matutulog. Ayoko na syang makatabi ngayon no. *** After we strolled and drink some coffees." O_O . "Ba't ka dyan matutulog eh may kama dun?" "Ayoko nang makatabi ka no." "Huh? Eh san ka matutulog?" I looked at him with a blank expression. I took some shower. You do have the wedding ring at your hand. I think out of myself that I was still single. we went back to the hotel. Freak. "Dyan sa couch." "You wish. ate dinner and tried to sleep at the couch. Obvious ba?" I pressed the pillow and led my head to it." I handed his wrist and looked at his ring." "Hindi tayo magtatabi."Heh. look.

wala na sya sa couch. Alis. His baggage was already packed."Dun ka matulog sa kama. "Dan dan da da dan --" I answered the phone. gutom na ko kaya pakainin mo muna ako. inayos ko agad ang gamit ko without eating breakfast.. namin? Hay." He pushed me to stand up and dragged me to the bed. I was about to chomped all of this food in the table when my phone rang." . aalis na tayo. Dahil excited na akong umuwi. He walked out and closed the door. I noticed a note at the center table. Gutom na ko eh! "Kamusta ang 3rd day sa honeymoon?" "Ikaw Abby. Pumunta agad ako sa restaurant around in this hotel and ate breakfast. Istorbo. Mag-impake ka na. Handcuff 12 . "Wow. Mukha kang kawawa pag tinuloy mo pa yang pagtulog mo dyan. ewan.Embarassing Crap Pagkagising ko.Huh?! Ano raw? What the heck is he saying? You mean -.. And nga pala." What was that all about? That b@stard's being nice to me was so strange. Ano raw? Bahay. My tummy goes growling ang hungry for food. -. Nakakaawa naman tong tyan ko.Rex. susunduin daw nila tayo sa airport at dederetcho na raw tayo dun sa bahay natin.

" "Isang subo lang please?" "Marriane naman eh. It's Rex." Sumubo ako ng steak. "O. Kinukulit talaga ako ng babaeng to. Okay na?" Whew! In-off ko yung handsfree." Feeling ko talaga magfe-freeze na ko dahil sa mga nangyaring yon. "I wanted to go to Disneyland but ayaw nya." May gana ka pang mang-utos eh wala naman akong ikwe-kwento sayo. "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." Magsasalita na sana si Abby pero binara ko sya."Eh di i-handsfree mo yang cellphone mo." Some shivers came out of my body. "He danced with me and slept beside me hugging me tightly. Thank God." I heard some familiar voice from my back. Tumingin muna ako from left to right to see na wala si Rex. he let me to sleep alone to that bed and he slept into the couch out there. I was shocked to see who's at my back. pwede ka nang maging story teller. We drank some coffees alone and he walk me back to that hotel." I shove some steak into my mouth and slurped my drink. tell me what happened. Kinuha nya ang CP ko then I tried to call mom on the telephone here and he fell on me. He gave me a dress for the party by night. . "Oo na sige na para tigilan mo na ko. "We attended that stup!d party where there are many couples and were only the stup!d couple ones there. "Wow." "O sige. Damn it. "We stayed here in this f**king hotel. Then that night. ano?" Mahaba-habang kwento to.

annoyed. Maghintay ka lang. "Eh di tuloy mo." "Umayos ka Marriane." "Ayoko nga. "Marriane. Sino bang kausap mo dyan?" "S-si Rex. I hunged the phone. "Loka. . hahanap ako ng lalaking makakatiis sayo." I sipped my drink." Without a word from her." He dashed off the restaurant. oist Marriane!" "N-narinig mo lahat?" He freaked nodded at me. magbagong buhay ka na." What the -. Tapos mo na bang iligpit lahat ng gamit mo?" "Di p-pa. kausap mo ko ngayon." "Huh?! narinig nyang lahat?" "Oo pero."K-kanina ka pa j-jan?" "About a minute ago. Wag kang mag-alala. I passed by to drink some water. "Marriane!!" Ang sakit sa tenga.I can hear Abby calling at me. "Ano?!" I said. Abby. hindi sya nagcomment about that. talking in your phone while eating. "What do you think you are doing. I'll be off.

Transferred. wag kang maarte. Hanggang sa pagdating namin sa airport. I gathered some courage to ask him out. He dragged his baggage and went out of the airport. Mabuti nga eh merong taxi rito sa bansa natin.That will be shut up her for a while. "Oh. what did I have done to you? "Hinakot nila lahat ng gamit natin. He was searching for a taxi. TITIRA TAYO SA ISANG BAHAY NA TAYONG DALAWA LANG??" He nodded. Much better kung tricycle. GOD." "Ang sama talaga nila. Umalis kami ng Hongkong nang hindi nag-iimikan. Ang daldal ko! Ano nang gagawin ko? Baka isipin nya na isa rin ako sa mga babaeng naoobsessed sa kanya." He mumbled under his breath. mapipilitan kang sumakay ng jeep. Is this some kind of a joke? Kami? Forever titira nang magkasama? Oh GOD. nakatira sa isang bahay?" "HUH?! You mean. . I can't believe naghahanap na lang ako ng taxi ngayon. What the heck." I mumbled." "Sanay ka kasi. "Hoy. I'M GONNA DIE! Handcuff 13 . Kung wala. "Anong sinasabi mo kanina na bagong bahay?" "Bahay nating dalawa! Di ba ang mag-asawa." He mumbled.

"Mamu. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered my phone. Such a freak. sunduin nyo kami rito --" He grabbed my cellphone. "Wala ka talagang manners ano?" I said sarcastically and annoyed." He gave it back to me. Parang walang manners. Si Papa? Pa! Bigay nyo na nga yung kotse ko! AISH. Susunduin nila tayo rito. folding his arms in his seat beside me and looking at the window. "Shut up. Sige po.An awkward silence followed. "Kamusta ang bakasyon?" His dad asked. Pinapaayos pa ba yun? Nakakainis kasi rito yung sumira ng kotse ko eh. Di na ko makatiis. Babye. Suddenly." "Talaga? Mabuti naman. Sige po. nasan na kayo? Pauwi na ba kayo? Susunduin namin kayo. We waited for them to come." I said cheerfully. Kita nang nakikipag-usap pa eh." He said. "Hello?" "Marriane. But it already broken by my phone's noise." "Sige mamu. AISH. they came and we're on our way to our house. We sat at the bench around here and waited." Nagpaparinig ka ba? =_= "Mamu. "Masaya. . TEET. Wag kang mag-alala dahil separate ang kwarto natin.

"Wow. leaning against the entrance of his room. Sana mahulog sya dun. Ang daya. Ang sabihin mo. Pero mas maganda yung sakin noh. may kasama kami rito? I entered the 1st room. I entered the 2nd room. and it has a window. Wow. Three rooms? Eh para kanino naman yung isa? You mean. I like that. this is her sister? And. inggit ka dahil mas malaki yung bintana ko kaysa sa bintana mo noh.. okay ka lang?" "Lagi naman akong okay eh. Wow. Ang ganda. masama ako. "Maganda. maganda?" I spun my head and saw that b@stard." "Weh. Candy? I saw a sunset rectangular frame hanging at the wall. Wow. I went upstairs to look at the rooms. folding his arms. it has a window too. maraming stuff toys? Maraming teddy bears? What's this suppose to mean? I entered the 3rd room. Spring version." We arrived at a two-storey big house. "Ano. Talagang panlalaki. Look. Yellow and Green. 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. I saw the pictures. Basta pagdating sa kanya. . Ang ganda. ang cute! Teka. In just 3 seconds."You dear." I pouted. sya ba to? Ang cute naman nya rito! So. while looking from the gate up to the roof.. Wow. hahah." I blurted out. I've got explode. I quickly entered the house like a kid and looked at it's interior. "Pero mas malaki yung bintana nya kaysa sakin. Wow. Dito ba kami titira? Kaming dalawa lang tapos malaki yung bahay? Wow." He went towards the king size bed and sat down. So this is his room.

"MAHULOG KA SANA DYAN SA BINTANA!!" I screamed and walked out kasabay ang malakas na *blag!* sa pintuan. I peeked at the window and saw them. I sat at the study chair. "Ang bilis mo namang mainis." I hunged my phone and put it in the study table. entering the car and drove away. ang sarap mo tuloy pagtripan. Looks like papaalis na sila mamu. "Tumigil ka nga. Sana mahulog ka." I looked at my left as I was peeking at the window. Zero for Marriane. TEET. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" I answered the phone. Hindi ko kayang pigilin ang galit ko sa lalaking to. Nagpapainggit ka pang loko ka!" I said as I was entering my room followed by a loud *blag!* at the door. I cocked my head through the table and touched my head. Yeah." I closed my window and sat at the chair. . I answered it with an annoyed expression. "Sana mahulog ka dyan. "Dan-dan-da-da-dan --" Ang kulit." He laughed. "Bwisit. "Galit ka pa?" He smirked. "Psst." He laughed again. I glared at him." "You wish. One for Rex. Paupo-upo pa sya dyan sa bintana. "Sapakin kita dyan eh~" "Hay.

pag nakita ko sya. I opened the door and he was standing towards me. Ano ba tong naiisip ko? "Masakit sa mata. TEET." I hunged the phone and put it at the table. He lowered his head and our eyes met. toot. ." I lowered my voice to him." He shouted. He's worried about me. binanatan ko na eh." I was shocked to heard that. Yung bwisit na Rex na yun. "Sige.. toot. He will be here? "Hoy." We laughed. toot. Sige. pwede ba. Whew. Here's this strange feeling again." "Hindi na." "Eh nakaharang ka kasi sa daan. pupunta na lang ako dyan sa bago nyong bahay. lagot sya sakin. "Loko talaga yung lalaking yun. buti naman at aalis ka na. Hmm. Loko. Bantayan mo tong bahay. Alis muna ako. Sorry kung nasigawan kita. ang bango nya." He moved beside the wall and I looked at him. His rosy cheeks got burned. Kailangan ko pang itaas ang baba ko para lang makita sya." "L-Lawrence."ANO BANG PRO --" "Marriane. Ang tangkad nga talaga nya. "Bakit? May ginawa ba sya sayo?" "W-wala.

He'll gonna be the POLICE and I'm gonna be a PRISONER of his. ewan." Then I bursted out some laughs. Hay. Because he's acting like a POLICE and I was acting like a PRISONER of his." I said as I was closing the door. "N-namumula ka. How can it be? It should be. "Lawrence. I won this time. In this game -. But it's hard to imagine. He looked around. Why can't I be the POLICE and he's the PRISONER of mine? Aigoo. Uhh.I mean. nagmixed-up nanaman ang words ko. Iniintay ko sya na makaalis." "Hmm. I can't imagine it how my life is going to be UNDERGROUND. "Ang laki nga ng nabili ni uncle." Mautak ka rin ano? Akala ko ba close kayo? "Upo ka." He sat down on the couch. real game.Unexpectedly Roles. "Pwede ba --" Binara ko sya ng tawa ko. Handcuff 14 . AISH. "Aalis na ko. ang bilis mo. I'm the POLICE and he's the PRISONER. Bakit ganto yung binili ng papa nya eh kami lang naman ang titira dito.." He went downstairs. He's such a loser. *sigh* Someone knocked at the door. He touched his cheeks and got embarassed. "Nandun lang ako sa kanto."What?" He looked at me with a blank expression. Bakit?" . One for Marriane.. heeheeh. One for Rex.. wala kang gagawin?" "Wala.

gabi na pala.. *** "May pagkain na?" "Wala. "Sige. Gabi na eh. "Sure.."Pwede mo ba akong tulungan sa pagbitbit ng iba kong gamit?" I touched my baggage. umalis na sya gamit yung black convertible nya." *** After nya kong matulungan." He made his sweet smile again." "Sige. His killer smile.. alis na ko. *** . Goodnight." "Goodnight din. AHHH! Ayun. Wala kayang laman yung ref no?" I said sarcastically.

857. "Bakit?" He said sternly. I stared at his back in dismay. Ewww. "Hoy. "Ay.75. Ito namang cashier na to.. Php 1. Sya. "Akin na yung wallet ko. Here I am. Ang total po eh. "Tapos na ba?" "Ah." Mabuti naman. All of the girls there gave me a shot of glares. kuha lang sya ng kuha ng makakain. Babayaran kita kapag nagtransfer na si papa ng pera sakin. 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. sorry po. eto na po. "Di ba dapat kalahati lang ang kunin mo? Bakit lahat kinuha mo?" "Dahil ako na ang magbabayad. ayun. Akin na po sir. babae rin yan." Nakatingin samin yung cashier and her jaw dropped." Kinuha nya yung credit card tapos ipinasok sa machine.He led me to a supermarket. "Tumatanggap ba kayo ng credit card?" The cashier's eyes turned into a peso sign. wala nang laman. tulungan mo naman ako." Kinuha nya yung credit card. Ang bigat! "Magluto ka na." "Ikaw ang magdala nyan. Pati mga cashiers. Para naman may laman yung ref sa bahay. yung resibo pero hindi yung pinamili namin. ayokong sumakay dun." Binigay nga nya pero. opo." . nakatulala lang kay Rex. come again.." I was about to open my wallet when he took my wallet and took his credit card. naglalaway. Puno ang bus ngayon at saka. "Wag kang mag-alala. "Ah. iniisnab ako. Ayoko na sa tabi mo! Hanggang makarating kami sa counter. hati tayo sa pagbayad. Maglakad na lang tayo. pushing a cart na parang may anak." He said as he was walking downtown. Parang sya ang magbabayad nito ah. Lahat ng tao nakatingin samin tapos yung iba. Rex. Thank you.

Di ka ba naaawa --" "I'm just joking." I said as I was walking through the kitchen and washed my hands." Mabuti alam mo. "Wow. "Wow. naamoy ko yung niluluto nya. He paused before he could say anything. Siguraduhin mo na maasim talaga yan ah!" . Ano? "Pagkatapos mo kong pagdalhin ng mga pinamili mo tapos ako ang magluluto? Rex naman. I looked at what in the caserole.Great.HUH?! O_O My jaw dropped. Handcuff 15 . I sighed." "Ang daya mo. his smirk wide as ever." "Mabuti at nang maranasan mo. Pagbaba ko. pagod na ko kalalakad mula dun sa supermarket na yun hanggang dito at dala dala yang mga plastic na yan na sobrang bigat.." Then I walked upstairs. Sinigang. "Ganto pala pag may asawa ka na noh." He said." "Talaga? Pwede patikim?" "Ayoko. "You look like my sister. ang bango ah!" "Nag-aral ata ako ng pagluluto no.

forks and spoons and placed it in the table. "She's nothing.." "Gag0. Meanwhile. "Please?" "Whenever I said NO. NO. "What?" . laruan --" "Isa lang ang ibig sabihin nyan." He handed the pan and he placed it in the table. May stuff toys. ano ba yun?" "Pambata sya eh. glass." I grumbled." "Pwede ka na ngang houseband."Gusto mo kasing asim ng mukha mo?" "Loko." "Hoy. Teka. "Mmm!" "Talagang masarap pag ako ang nagluluto." He shoved his spoon full of rice. "But I'd wished to have a child with you. Gusto mong maupakan?" "Sige." He interrupted me to talk. "Teka. kahit kelan.. "Makapal na nga ang mukha. di ko pinangarap yun. We started to ate. it finished." He replied simply. nakita mo na ba yung pangatlong kwarto sa taas?" I asked." He took the other ingredient and poured it to the pan. Tch. so shut up. "Pwede ko bang itanong kung sino si Candy?" I leaned at the wall while he was still mixing up." He grinned. "Here. "Hindi. suplado pa." I took the plates.

sira na rin. Pati ulo nila." *** After naming kumain. no." "Ako? Maghuhugas?" He nodded. "Ako nang nagluto." "Fine. May pasok na eh."Mukhang iniisip nila na magkakaroon tayo ng anak. Yeah. Sana.Child. and I can be a great wife. Pwede na kaming bigyan ng award. is so GREAT." He stood up and went upstairs. How if we can be MOM and DAD? NO. During washing the dishes. no. he can be a great husband. Imposible na magkaroon kami ng anak." Nababaliw na ba sila? "Nahawa sila sayo. kaya ikaw naman ang maghugas. Sa ibang school sya nag-aaral eh. Expecting us having a child. "Maghugas ka. Handcuff 16 ... Sira na ulo nila. napaisip ako. Sana ganto kami lagi. How about that 3rd room that is obviously owned by a child? Aish. . Pero bukas. hindi na. hahaha. No. no. Pero nitong unang pagtira namin ng magkasama sa bahay na to.

I was about to open my locker when I stopped and looked at her in disbelief. "Hi Rex~" He smiled at her.CLASS DISMISSED. he is really strong. kahit maging mabait ako sa kanya. I tried to grip off on him but." "Sus." He grabbed my hand. "Rex can't do things like that." "Because you're not so nice to him." She grinned and walked away. She lightly pushed me towards him. "Tara. "Hay nako. walang magbabago no. para ka talagang nasa impyerno at kasama ang isang tulad nya. "So." We quickly went out of the locker room and went out of the school grounds. Kaya sya ganun. Looks like kakagaling rin lang sya sa school. Then we saw him. I admit that." She said as she was opening her locker. "Ano bang problema mo at san mo nanaman ba ko dadalhin?" "Dumerecho raw tayo dun sa bahay namin sabi ni papa. kamusta ang buhay may asawa? Masaya?" Abby said while putting her notebook in her bag. "Ano ba?" "Sige alis na ko. Yeah. he's waiting for his wife. "Masaya? Tch." . May sasabihin raw. Makatiis ka kaya na gawin kang katulong ng asawa mo?" I frowned. Kung mararanasan mong maging asawa nya. We walked out of the room and went towards the girl's locker room.

isn't it?" We looked them. Aww. Ewan. "Take your seat guys. she's Andrea. she's cute when she smiles like that." We took our seat and they noticed that he was holding my hand. Himala. Rex is dragging me through our parents for that crap announcement." She smiled. Ano nanaman ba ang balak nila ha? "Anyway. 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." "Malay mo ibigay na yung kotse kase importante. . Then my face went brighter when I saw this lovely cute little girl. Pag hindi ko yun nakuha." "You wish. Looks like I'm starting to get redder. "We don't want to make you surprise but. A newlywed like you doesn't like a newlywed. "Kaya namin kayo napatawag dahil sa mahalagang announcement."At ikaw naman eh. She's about 20+. I'll tell you later. She sat next to my mom. Looks like hindi tumalab ang charm mo sa magandang babae na to ah." *** AISH. I was pretending looking at the corners. Mamu and his father are sitting at the couch while someone went out of the room. Here I am. "Good Afternoon po." HAY." He referred to the little girl that brighten my face. puzzled while knowing the announcement." She extended her right hand to shake with me and turned to Rex. "And she's Camille. nagpapauto dun. papatayin kita.

And I have to work in London for her. .Being a PARENT." Then the maid approached her and took her out. can you be her parents permanently?" Whhaattt?! Ano?! Are you insane? Handcuff 17 . Aling Celia. remember? Go ahead."Hi Camille. "I mean. "Can you look after her?" She said solemly. Andrea. I want to have a favor from you two. "I'm her mother. baka alam nya rin? "We wanna tell you something important. I'm Ate Marriane. Rex. ilabas mo nga muna tong si Camille kase mag-uusap kami." He let Andrea to speak up. O. "What favor?" We two looked at her with a blank expression. How old are you?" "4 years old po. may nangyayari na di natin alam. Pero di halata. "Bakit nyo po sya pinalabas?" Something's fishy is happening. We're still puzzled about what was her point. anak nya yun? Kaya pala magkamukha sila." Huh? You mean." Ang cute! "Umm." "Yes po sir.

" I said while crossing my arms at my chest and acting arrogantly. raising his tone." "Mas lalo naman ako noh. We looked at each other. "Pa naman?! Nagbibiro ka lang naman di ba?" He said. hahah. You have to kneel at them para maibigay na yung bwisit mong kotse. "Mukha ba kong nagbibiro ha? Mabebenta ko talaga yun. Malaki ang possibilities na pag naayos yun. [Ako pa yung nanisi. as if ako naman yung gumawa ng krimen. Kilala mo ko. "MAGIGING MAGULANG NIYA?" "Oo. So. malaking pera yun." He reassured para mapa-oo nya si Rex. Ano?" "Ano ba yan. "Pa naman. "TAYO?" Then we looked at her. Paharang harang kasi sa daan tapos nagkataong masama pa yung mood ko nung nagawa ko yung krimen na yun. wala na ba kayong awa?" . "Ayoko nga. Alam nyo naman na kung gaano ko kamahal yung kotse na yun noh. So please?" She begged. Mamu naman. kaya nyo ba?" He asked infront of us."I have no time to look after her because I'm whole day in my work at London.] "Eh dapat gawin mo ang pinagagawa ko. "Bahala ka pag di mo nakuha ang kotse mo. wag nyo namang ibenta. Lopez said calmly. Rex." He begged." Mr. He stood up.

I will be back when my contract there finished already. Daddy. for now." Then she walked out. Then she approached Camille to say her goodbyes for the child." She said and lowered her head as she was playing her teddy bear. "Iuwi nyo na si Camille sa bahay ninyo." I have no choice but to agree on her. Please do take care of her. Sucks. anong ginawa mo?" . He headed towards Camille and sat next to me. take care of her." She looked at me. Aalis na ko. Naka-oo na tayo. I saw Camille's face.. She glanced at her watch and looked suprisingly."Tapos na ang usapan na to.." Mamu stood up. "I have to go now. Ang sasama nyo! "Please. and I can't explain the expression in her face. This will gonna be hard. "Rex. I approached her as she was looking at the back of the taxi that her mom was actually riding on it." I replied in a icy tone." She bowed down and bid goodbye to us. "What's your name? Can daddy know it?" "You're not my daddy!" She ran away. nakaalis na yung mama nya. Rex walked towards us. diba? At saka. "Mamu! Ugh. Camille. I forced him to make a promise at Andrea. "Okay ka lang?" She nodded. 5:30 PM was the flight of the plane. "Seryoso ka ba? Iuuwi mo yan dun?" He whispered. mukhang sa kanya nga yung kwarto. kainis talaga!" I frowned. I knelt down to my knees and sat so that I can reach her height. "Uh. "Uhh. When Andrea drove off by the taxi. "Alangan naman kung saan yan titira. can I be your mother for now?" "I miss mommy.

"Sheeshh. "We'll be a great family. "Anong gusto mo? Inaasahan tayo ng mama nya. I used to cry in a shady tree like this because I miss my father. Umuwi na nga tayo.. we will be your parents permanently.. ate Marianne." He dragged me and I looked at him.." She shook her head. "Camille." I pointed at him. after I cried." "Huh?" "Wala na rin po si papa."Wala kaya. Ikaw? Ba't ka umiiyak?" "I miss my daddy too. sitting and crying." Rex saw us. giving me shade by a tree gives me comfort." "Huh?" "My dad passed away. Can you help us?" "I don't think so. then I looked at Camille and started to explain. "You look like me." . I scoffed. cocking her head at her knee. Then suddenly. I saw myself smiling. She raised her head and looked at me with her teary eyes. I'll be your mama." I said solemly. For me. Wag na natin kunin. Ewan ko sa batang yan." "Oh. Then I find her under the shady lush tree. you and him. I sat next to her. "Siraulo ka ba? You're not caring for the child. Mahihirapan tayo sa batang yun. "Camille?" Her heads' burying under her arms. "Huh?" "When I was young. Let's look for her. Me." He stood up. Are you not happy?" She didn't respond." We separated ways to find Camille. He sat beside her." I whispered to him. "And he will be your permanent papa. I aproached to her. "Pwede na ba tayo umuwi?" "Let's try to explain things to her.

We started walking when I heard her voice. To make us her real parents. her eyes are teary then. Papa. That's why you called us papa and mama. "Ano?" "Pwede ko kayong tulungan." What is she talking about? "Of course we love each other. then I can't be your child." We looked at her. She stopped from crying but still. I can't get her. She was not still happy until we reached the house.Rules. "Do you love each other?" ?? "Bakit mo natanong?" "If you don't love each other. do whatever things that parents should do. "What's wrong? Hindi mo gusto tong bahay?" She shaked her head saying 'no'. ANO?! ." She proudly said. Handcuff 18 ." His lips turning into a smile. "Ang tang@ mo kasi kaya di mo makuha." He said to me while putting his hand at her head." He smiled playfully. So that was her point." "Then prove it." She smiled. "Mama. "Huh?" I looked at him with a 'what' expression. "We need to act like one. "Mama? Papa?" We spun our heads and looked at her. "Want candy?" She happily took the candy and ate it. I really can't get her. He took something from his pocket and lend his hands to her. "See? Candy can cure kids like her. A candy popped out in his hands.

lalong lalo na ngayong dumating na si Camille sa'ting dalawa.Lawrence Sorry.They left me outside alone. but then I remembered that I was now his wife. WTF?! Did I just sent that? Gosh. My husband and our child need me. And so.Marriane I quickly send the message to him. and it was my phone. When we're busy at Camille. he whispered. I'm gonna be busted. Wait. "Ano naman yun?" "We have to discuss about how to go about in our relationship. Okay na kaya si Camille? Then suddenly." Ano naman yun? *** After makatulog ni Camille. Tungak ka talaga Marriane. I felt something vibrated at my pocket. his lips turning into a smile. Saying that there's a new message. -. I hurriedly added another line. I couldn't help but laugh at him. there's something wrong with my respond. he dragged me at the backyard. "Wag ka munang matulog. "Anong pinagsasasabi mo?" I started to ask. Sorry. I quickly turned off my phone so that di ko mabasa yung reply nya. He let me to sit at the swing. Hey. May unfinished business pa tayo. What now? Will he text back? Hope it's not. May time ka ba? Can we talk? -. My husband and our child need me." He said while leaning at the wall infront of the swing. Pshh. "Hindi naman mahahalata ng bata na arranged marriage tayong dalawa diba?" . Pretend that nothing happened.

"Hindi. Marriane. Kaya may karapatan ako na gumawa ng rules for us because in this reality game. We don't need that." I remarked." He said in reply. we have to prove that we can pretend to be her real parents. Hearing that. Di ko pa rin nababasa. "Okay." I reasoned. sumang-ayon ka rin. "Isang rule lang. Ano naman yun?" I asked him with a raised eyebrow. ako ang defending champion. as if I was missing out on something big. "But I wouldn't be your wife if I know na ikaw pala yung magiging asawa ko. I'm talking about our rules in marriage. not wanting him to get the satisfaction of pushing me around. "Hindi pa." Seeing no point in arguing with him since he was really stubborn in nature." He said. But then Rex started talking again. "Di ko rin alam yun eh. Akala nya huh. "Fine. He actually agreed easily. Unfair naman yun noh. I decided to give in." I replied with a frown. Pagisipan mong mabuti.He shook his head. not wiping his smirk off his face.. Rex. He was probably going to start annoying me. He smiled sheepishly. I objected. At saka gumising ka. frowning at him. ano." He ordered with a grin. "At bakit naman unfair? Me. His grin turned into a smirk. starting to brainstorm on what rules we could use just to get it over with. the way he always did whenever he smirked." I answered. The named 'Rex Carlo Lopez' actually read books? Kagulat gulat naman nun. "Sinasabi mo bang ikaw lang ang gagawa ng rules? No way." He responded in a halfserious tone. "But the point is. Ikaw. "I'll dictate them. "Nabasa mo na ba yung 'Rules in Dating'?" He asked me." . I accepted the comittment at them coz' I want to have freedom. "Rules? Bakit pa? Hindi naman tayo naglalaro rito." He pointed out. Nandito na si Camille. gumawa tayo.

fine." I demanded. bakit isa lang? Gawin mo namang tatlo. "No bodily contact. "Hindi. "Hoy. "Ikaw naman. "It's either one." Upon hearing that. And so. loko ka. Lumusot ka na lang pag humiling ang bata ng ganun. ready to argue with him about the rules he made but then he started looking at his watch. "Inaantok na ko at saka may pasok pa tayo bukas. Okay ba?" He responded with his annoying smirk. I knew there was a catch. raising three fingers from his hand." Then he raised another finger for each of the next rules until he reached the fourth. Magaling ka naman sa lusutan diba?" I finally said. you have to do everything I say. standing up from the swing. I thought about what rule I could use to my advantage as his wife. Pwede bilisan mo?" I asked him as I pointed to my watch. "Two. Ano yung sayo?" I opened my mouth. Okay lang ba yung ginawa ko na magkaroon kami ng rules? Para na talaga akong preso sa piling nya. Walang excemptions. I opted to complain. didn't care about what I said. . Ang kapal. Dinadaya mo ko ng harap-harapan. Three. o wala." He answered stubbornly. hindi ako robot!" I exclaimed at him with widened eyes. you can't have other guys while you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata. "One. "Ano? Hoy." He started. I felt tired when I lied at the bed." "Tatlong rules lang naman ang sakin eh." "Okay. as usual. Bigay mo ang gusto nya. I was reminded that I had to sleep early coz' we have classes tomorrow. Lagi naman diba? He continued to speak in a halfserious tone. pwede na kong matulog?" "The rules apply starting today. Isa lang. I found it. But he." Then he stopped and looked at me with a smile. wag mong bibiguin yung bata. I decided to ignore him as I was entering the room and went upstairs. I decided to just get it over with. And soon.I knew it. "Failure to follow these rules will result to a punishment decided by me. Then he lowered the two and stated the first. "So.

"Wazzup? Wazzup with your husband?" "Umagang-umaga. I straightly went to the bathroom and took a bath. Marriane. MORNING. Handcuff 19 . Change topic.Annoyed. I started opening my phone. "ANO?" "Nasabi ko yung hindi ko dapat masabi sa kanya.He's the POLICE. "Anong nakain mo at nag-ge-greet ka jan ng 'Good Morning'?" "Syempre." ." I said in a small voice. sya ang topic natin." Abby greeted me sweetly." "Okay. alangan namang sabihin ko na 'Good Evening'?" "Then wazzup?" I said while brushing my teeth. Too good no messages nor missed calls listed from Lawrence. Abby called me when I was drying myself with a towel. "Good Morning. wazzup with Lawrence?" I remembered what I have done. and I'm just a PRISONER of his. "I'm so busted at him.

"Na ano?"

"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!

"May tumawag po kay papa eh.Jealousy. Mali talaga. "Mama. I always did whatever he asked for. Haayy. Ang daming tanong na kailangan nyang sagutin.." I started the washing machine switch. ".Handcuff 21 . Lagot ka sakin.you have to do everything I say. Kainis. "Sino raw?" "Candy daw po." We started walking through the living room. "Bakit?" I wiped my hands with a rug. *** . Rex.." That's the part of the rules. hawak-hawak ko na ang mga underwear nya at nilalagay sa washing machine. Eww. making me fell at the couch. "Saan po ba pupunta si papa?" "Ewan ko sa papa mo. "Ha? Ah. Di naman nya sinabi. Camille walked towards me and asked." A cold wind passed towards me and I stared through spaces. Tingnan nyo nga. Maybe his friend or something. hindi. Pero wala namang mali rito di ba? A wife can do any chores just FOR HIM?! Yeah." I blunted. Look. 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. Tatadtarin kita ng mga tanong. kilala nyo po ba sya?" Camille snapped me out of my thoughts.

baka magising yung bata." My eyes went teary. Dahandahan lang sa pagtatanong. punung-puno na ko sayo! Tumaas na yung galit ko eh." I replied sternly." That makes him so much surprised. "At bakit naman ako magdadahan-dahan kung alam ko na niloloko ako ng asawa ko?!" I yelled. "Ano nanaman ang problema mo?" I headed myself to him. "Thank you." He looked at me straightly in my eyes. "Si Marriane to. "Asan ang bata?" "Nandun kina mamu. "Si Camille?" I continued to be silent. I'm calling my prince. and some tears are just staying there until I walked out of the backyard and headed my room. "Nagkikita pa ba kayo? May communication pa ba kayo? O may relasyon pa kayo?" I started to glare at him. I quickly answered him. making the backyard shake. Lawrence. Alam mo Rex." He frowned. "Pasalamat ka at wala rito yung bata.I waited him at the couch until he came at the middle of the night." Then the bartender walked away. "Nilabhan mo na lahat ng damit ko?" He sat beside me. and I continued my sentence. I started to drink." I shot him a glare. "ANO?" I dragged him at the backyard. I don't think na makakatagal pa ko rito." He replied softly. my tears are starting to fall down. Mga 9:30 PM or something. Well. Tatadtarin na kita ng mga tanong. I took my phone at the bed and started to fiddling it. "May problema ka ba?" "Oo. ano ba? Tinatanong kita. "Tumawag si Candy rito kanina. May time ka ba?" *** The bartender went back with our drinks. "Bakit? May problema ba kayong dalawa?" . teka. "Hoy. Gusto mo ikaw lang ang hari rito. "Teka. "Wag kang maingay. "At yung bata ang nakasagot. "Hello?" "Hello? Sino to?" Yeah." His eyes widened in surprise.

" I glared at him and starting walking through the kitchen. may asawa na sya tapos nakikipaglandian pa sa iba. Sabi ko wala sya. are you. Si Candy nga. "Manahimik ka na lang muna. Tinanong ko yung pangalan tapos yun na nga. 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 glared at them. Upon hearing that. kung pwede raw makausap si Rex. I was about to go upstairs when he stopped me. "Saan ka pumunta?" "Wala kang pakialam. sabi nya eh.. My feet's noise caught Rex' attention and suddenly glanced at me.I mean. "Well. Ganyan kasi kapag nagseselos eh. I saw him sitting at the couch and watching TV." He replied. "Jealous? Ako? Magseselos?" I quoted him in a question. "Wait."Sumusobra na sya. I complained." I lied. jealous or something?" I looked straightly in his eyes and my eyes widened. Lagi naman ako sumusunod sa mga utos nya ah! Tapos lolokohin lang ako?! Aish. "Eh bakit ka nagagalit?" "Kasi eh. making the whole bar shake.. "Ahh. yung hindi ako niloloko ng asawa ko. Nakakainis di ba?" I formed a fist and my eyes are flaming. beer nga!" I yelled. "Mag-usap nga tayo. Obviously.Care." Muntik na ko dun ah! "Teka. hindi naman sa ganun." I was NOT jealous." I blunted and continued to open the refrigerator to take a glass of water. When I came back. Gusto ko lang naman eh. and Lawrence looked at me in surprise." I put down the cup angrily. "Waiter. anong sabi nya?" The bartender gave me the beer and hurriedly walked away. "Ha? Ahh. "Bakit nga?" "Tumawag si Candy kanina sa bahay. ako yung sumagot. oo." *** . Am I? Handcuff 22 .

you're jealous?" He asked smirking." He threw his polo to me. why? "Bakit ka nakadamit ng ganyan? Saan ka pupunta?" "Somewhere. Akala ko ba ayos na kami?! When I opened the door. "Okay. exposing myself to his eyes. "Bilis na!" . "As if you're losing your temper too. making me jump. Look. let me explain this to you.." He stood up. makita ako umiiyak?!" I can see my picture smiling evily in my head. I dont want you to cheat at your wife. Ikaw naman eh." I said softly. *** I can say na." He answered sternly. He wears so casually today. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka magwala. "Ikaw naman eh." Heh." I glared at him once more. bakit nga ba ako nagpapaliwanag sayo eh asawa lang naman kita?" Mabuti at naisip mo. eto nanaman ang asawa ko. sumisigaw nanaman. Ang tang@ ko talaga. while I can't. "Oo nga. "At bakit ka naman nagpapaliwanag sakin? Di ba gusto mo naman akong magalit sayo. 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. Eh bakit nga ba ako nagagalit? Dahil ba nagseselos ako? "Look. "MARIANNE!!" Aish. Wait. Kakagising ko lang kaya?! "Iplantsa mo nga to. throwing my hand down from my face. "Wala na kong time para magplantsa nyan. at sakin mo pa ibinubuntong. "Hindi ka ba marunong magplantsa. hindi mo muna kasi inaalam kung ano talaga ang dahilan bago ka magwala. "I'M NOT?!" I yelled. Inaantok na ko. ha?" I defended. "Ano bang problema mo?" I scratched my messy head."You're losing your temper to me. hindi maganda ang umaga ko." Then he walked upstairs.. I think of a question that will make him freak. umalis ako dahil pinapapunta ako ni papa dun sa bahay." He turned off the TV and headed to me. "Matulog ka na. He stared blankly at me as I stared at him with a confused look. "So. Bilis!" I examined him.

Then Rex came. cake po!" She cheered. Then he walked back into his room too.Revelation. nasunog mo na sana yung damit ko. . "OOUUCH. I think I should fry my mind now before thinking something else. Rex wiped some toothpaste in his index finger and wiped it right through my hand." I pouted. Something hot that -- "AAAAHHHH!!!!" I quickly turned away my hand from the iron and kissed it." I replied in a soft voice. "Alis na ko. Rex rested his hands through Camille's head and said. "Di sana hindi ako sumigaw kung di masakit. I sat there. plopping off of the way and practically ran back to my room." Then he walked out. leaving me and Camille alone."Ah! Oo eto na!" I said quickly." Then Rex shoved his clothes and walked out. "Teka. oo. "Ah. my hands felt something. hindi pa yan tapos -. "Kundi ka ba naman tang@ eh. Alam nyo na kung anong nangyari. do he cared? Handcuff 23 . and I nodded in return. I mumbled some curses during ironing his clothes." Then suddenly. "Para di na masakit. Ayos na?" He let go of my hand after that. it's the devil himself." I sat at the bed and still worrying about my hand. Then he headed to Camille and said." A familiar popped out at my back. Rex. Bye. making me feel irritated. He sat next to me and suddenly held my hand. confused and shocked. 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. "%@!#$. wearing the clothes that I'm ironing and with a toothpaste clinging his hands. "Masakit po ba?" Camille asked. Ibibili kita." I replied sarcastically.hay naku. "Oo. "Masakit ba?" He asked me in a teasing tone. "Camille. "Ano pong nangyari sayo?" "Ah. Yeah. wala to. He doesn't care. "Ah. sige. Ayos na. anong gusto mong pasalubong?" Then he smiled. Camille walked in to see what happened to me. Napaso ako sa sobrang pag-iisip. Nakakainis talaga tong lalaking to. Wait.

no! Hindi ah..." . umm. what should I say?! "H-hhuh?? Ahh. I quickly shut it. "I'm at your door right now. It's just. I leaned at the door and scoffed. Loko." "Th-thank you. Tsk. I bet you know who's this guy. "H-h-huh?! Ah.. he revealed his left hand with a bouquet of fresh red roses. Pasok!" I led him through the living room and --.O_O! ANO?! What the -.My phone rang from my desk and I quickly answered it. Umakyat ka na bilis!" I pushed her back to her room and when I got to her room.. bata? Pshh. Mahal na rin ang mga roses ngayon. AH! Sorry ha? Nasa bahay kasi ako ngayon eh." A male voice popped out on the phone. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo?" I replied with a grin in my face. Nandun nga sa bahay ni Mamu yung collection ko nyan eh."Bakit may laruan rito?" He asked. "You're actually playing this stuff?" He said. Then finally. "Uhh." I replied in a cheerful tone. andumi ng bahay oh.. "Mama. and Camille's at the living room.. yeah. "WHEW!" Then I ran downstairs to open the door." I smiled. baby? Pwede. "Lawrence. uhh. bakit?" "Umm. hi. hehe. Oh! Sakin yan! Yeah. "For you.. waving his hands at me. carebears are my favorite stuff toys. Saan ko sya itatago?! I quickly walked downstairs.?! I quickly looked at the window and I saw him with his black convertible. Kasi uhh. di ka na dapat nagsayang ng pera. lilinisin ko pa 'tong bahay! Look.. Bakit?" "Free ka ba? Pwede ba tayong lumabas ngayon?" Huh?! what should I say. ano ko." He laughed.. "Uhh." ---. holding his breath. playing. "Hello?" "Marriane. holding a stuff toy in his hands. keke. I quickly rushed to her. What will I gonna do?! Nandito si Camille. Camille. "Ahh. Sorry kung natagalan kong buksan.

Libre kita. "U-u-uhh. He turned his head to me. holding Camille's hands happily. lagot ako kay Rex pag iniwanan ko to ng madumi. "Ah." Then he sat at the couch. Rex and Camille. OH NO HINDI! He suddenly stood up from the couch and started searching where the noise was coming from. Yeah. sorry. Camille." I looked at him in horror. "Lawrence!" I followed him and. Never mind that. I felt pity on him." The noise was still there. "Uhh. you're losing hope to me?" I grumbled.. "Mama? ANAK MO?" He looked at me. At tsaka. manahimik ka nga jan?! "No. he's Lawrence and not that jerk! "Kaibigan ako ng mama mo.. THE END. A candy popped in his palm. Tutulungan na lang kita. Gusto mo ng candy?" Camille nodded in return and Lawrence took something in his pocket. not letting him to go upstairs." And importantly. I put my hand at his arms. parang may narinig akong boses ng bata. may bata rito. "Ano yun? May tao pa ba rito?" I turned my head upstairs. "Anong pangalan mo?" "Camille po." He smiled in return and turned his head to Camille. .. "Sino po kayo?" I stared at them weirdly. sabi mo eh. I CAN'T LEAVE CAMILLE HERE. "Okay.." Aish. oo?" "Bakit di mo sinabi sakin?" He straightly looked into my eyes. "Wala! Wala yun. I'm busted." That was the words cracked up my thoughts. Ayokong namang palampasin 'tong pagkakataon na 'to noh! Pero paano si Camille? "MAMA!" A female child voice popped out from upstairs. pwede ka ba? Kain tayo sa labas. "Ahh. waiting for my answer. namiss lang kita. "Mama. guys like him has many hopes. "Sabi ko sayo eh. Anyway.. Lagot ako sa mama nya.. Camille cheerfully took the candy and ate it. kasi. Aish. It was. Utterly busted. Then Lawrence rested his hands in Camille's head and smiled at me. "Inampon nyo?" He chuckled." He smiled. They look like the same." Then he pushed away my hand and started to walk upstairs. di ko pwedeng iwanan tong bahay na gantong kadumi. confused."It's just.

AHH! Perverted thoughts. suprisingly shocked about what I've just said. who stopped from laughing and looked curious. ". SIXTEEN PALANG AKO NOH! Lawrence sat beside me and gave me an ice pop. I won't be having a sex with him.." Naku.. bakit mo natanong yung tungkol dun sa mama nya?" "H-huh? Ah. NEVER. iniwan samin ng mama nya na si Andrea. "Bakit? May problema ba?" "Anong apelido ng mama nya?" "Reyes. nagkamali lang ako siguro.you can't have other guys while you're with me lalong lalo na pag kasama natin yung bata. Para silang mag-ama.. may mali eh. Teka.. And what the hell.A family day WITHOUT the husband. Oh. Kaya ko ba yun?! Eww. Wow." Then he headed again to Camille and suddenly put his hand over her cheeks and smiled. Anong problema nya? "Oo. Teka. bakit nga ba ako nag-aalala? As if he was cheating too. I stared at them in the swing."H-huh? Hindi ah." I lifted my head to him." He opened his ice pop. papatayin ako ni Rex nito eh. Teka. "Thanks. di ba? . Bakit?" "W-wala. "And-drea R-Reyes?" Bakit kaya nya natanong yun? Siguro naisip nya na talagang kaya namin na magkaroon ng sariling anak." "And-drea R-Reyes?" I looked at his pitiful eyes. "Gusto mong maglaro?" Handcuff 24 . Pamilyar lang kasi yung pangalan. happily playing. I'll just surrender my virginity to the real one. Yeah.

Lawrence and I spent the day with Camille. It was.. FUN. Nung naglalakad kami sa kalsada, may narinig ako. "..aww.. ang cute nila noh, sana pag kasal na tayo, ganyan din tayo." Hehe. Naalala ko tuloy nung bata pa ako at nasa tiyan pa si Marco. That was I'm 4.

*Flashback*

"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.

Paggising ko...

"Kwarto ko to ah. Pano ko -"

"Gising ka na pala." I saw him at the door, at mukhang aalis nanaman sya. "Siguro sa kakaintay mo sakin kagabi nakatulog ka na dun sa couch."

I blushed. "Hi-hindi ah." Napatingin ako sa sulok. "Ang kapal talaga ng mukha mo. Ilolock ko kaya yung gate noh." I followed him downstairs. Teka, wag mong sabihing..

Binuhat nya ko papunta rito? Lalo akong kinilabutan ah.

"Aalis ka nanaman ba? Ano ba kasing pinagkakaabalahan mo?"

He stopped and looked at me. "It's none of your business." He retorded and just continued his steps. "Sungit. Tinotopak nanaman 'tong lalaking to. Hmmp."

"Ano sabi mo?"

nauuna sya." *End of Flashback* "Uh.. Ano bang problema nya at nagsusungit sya sakin? Umagang umaga eh. Camille appeared from my sight and just fake a smile. Si Lawrence? Ewan ko ba kung bakit gusto nyang kasama si Camille. kahit sa bahay.."Wala PO. Si tito Lawrence mo na lang ang yayain natin. Rex. pero malungkot pa rin. kasama si papa. Masaya." Talagang inemphasize ko yung po. Marriane. Nung isang araw. I sighed. wala kaming imikan. ang bait bait nya sakin. patience. Napansin ko. Tapos ngayon." *** At si Lawrence nga ang kasama naming lumabas. Posible kayang kilala nya talaga si Camille? *** . ganyan sya? *Flashback* "Gusto ko kasi. Kasi di namin kasama si Rex. Alis sya ng alis. May -" He just disappeared from my sight. Hindi na nya ako iniintay. I tapped her head with my bare hands. "Mukhang busy talaga sya. Kahit pagpasok. Patience.

" "Marriane.. "Sino bang gusto nyong sakalin? Baka pwede ko kayong tulungan." One of the girls said." . hanggang sa binuksan ko na yung pinto dahil sa galit ko. a girl?! Not ordinary girl.. but Candy! I rubbed my eyes to know if I'm just wrong. siguro ganun din.Nag-CR kasi kami nun ni Abby. Bakit nung nakita nila ako. hindi nila ako sinakal gaya nga ng sabi nila? Mukhang alam ko na kung sino yun eh. Si Abby. Mukhang imposible na ata ang hinihiling mo samin eh. Tiningnan ko si Camille sa kwarto nya and she's now sleeping already. Standing there. narinig ko yung usapan ng mga babaeng nagpapaganda. the hug. staring at them lasted for a minute and I quickly dashed through the house.. " Ako ba ang pinag-uusapan ng mga to?! Paulit-ulit na nagpe-play yung mga salitang yon sa utak ko. I turned around and I saw Rex hugging. Mabuti na tong maitapon na agad kaysa intayin pa yung trak ng basura. Nagulat ako. But no. Him. Feeling. "Sino ba?" "Yung kasama ni Rex. "Ayokong masira ang pamilyang gusto mo. Pagkalock ko ng pinto ng isa sa mga CR's. I walked towards her and kissed her forehead." Abby mumbled. After that.. "Nakakainis talaga. Sarap sakalin ng babaeng yun. the girl.Impossible Wish. I found myself standing at the dumpsters. since hobby nya yun. Handcuff 26 ..

Nakatulog na pala ako rito sa higaan ni Camille with the same position I had when I was crying. Nainis rin kasi ako sa sarili ko kagabi kung bakit ako umiyak. I looked at the mirror and saw my red eyes." Oh. Baka magalit sakin ang mommy mo. Speaking of him. Kaysa dito. *** Nagising ako sa sikat ng araw. Anong irarason ko sa kanya? *light bulb* "Kasi alam kong may mag-aalaga sayo dun. hindi ka naming maaalagaan nang husto. anong ginagawa mo?" I heard her yawning. hindi man lang sya nag-atubili na puntahan kami rito ngayon. Napansin ko ring natutulog pa si Camille. dun muna tayo kay mamu. Since hindi naman nya ginagawa ang mga pinangako nyang responsibilidad [na ngayon ay napapako na]. Dun ka na lang maligo pagdating natin dun." I sighed and continued. baby. thank God for light bulb moments! "Magbihis ka na ngayon. "Mama. Papasok pa kasi si mama sa school. Hinarap ko sya and looked her in the eyes. Ang sakit ng mata ko.I can't take it anymore so I rested my head beside her and cried for what I felt tonight. That jerk. Let her be bago nya malaman ang mga pinaggagagawa ng so-called daddy nya. "For now. "Camille." "Bakit po?" I paused." . I took Camille's baggage at her cabinet and starting packing some of her clothes that she can use. ilalayo ko muna sa kanya si Camille. Makaalis na nga sa bahay na to.

. I suddenly paused when I saw his car. Handcuff 27 . tapos ka na --" There he is. It has no use. and dress up for the school. "Ano bang problema mo ha?" "Anong problema ko? Ikaw ang problema ko. "Let's just trash the rules. tara na.. A dad. He pulled me outside of Camille's room." With that." "Ano bang pinagsasasabi mo?" I sighed." "Ba't mo sya isasama dun?" Naningit ang walangya. and a child. sa bahay. I went to Camille's room again. "Ayusin mo muna ang sarili mo bago mo kami harapin. "At bakit may mga dala kayong maleta? Aalis kayo?" "Obvious bang aalis kami? What do you think?" I glared at him. Ilang araw nang patay ang cellphone ko simula nang nakituloy kami kina mamu. Nabawi na pala nya ang kotse nya.She nodded and starting to dress up." I entered Camille's room and took her out. "Camille. "Camille. Ang magaling nyang papa. anyway. Hindi ko alam kung bakit mo to ginagawa samantalang hinihiling lang nung bata eh isang buong pamilya. Ni hindi ko na alam kung babalik pa ba kami dun. I showered. You're nothing but a liar. mom.Committing a Hard Crime. we eventually moved out of the house with our baggages. I sighed. I felt an uneasy feeling strucked through me so I broke it. .

When the phone went on..Ewan.Craulo. We need to talk.. Tutal. 3 messages received. . Hehe. ang saya-saya namin. Hayaan mo. Help me out! "Parang. eh di mabuti na yung ilayo ko muna si Camille sa kanya. Answer me. ginawa nang bodega ang kwarto ko noon. ganun na nga. hindi pa ba kayo uuwi dun? Pang-apat na araw na 'kong hindi natutulog sa kwarto ko!" My brother complained. wala naman syang pakelam at nagpapakasaya sya dun. At ilayo na rin ang sarili ko sa kanya.. Ano bang iniiyak ko kagabi? Walang dapat iyakan. . for which I don't know if I'm going to do it or not.. okay? Wala. I felt bored so. Then my eyes averted to my phone that is lying on the bed.. I read the other messages that is sent on the day we left. Mabuksan nga. babalik tayo dun. "Ate.. . "Mama. hindi na galit si mama sa kanya. Ang sama ni mamu.. Come back here. pag. I went upstairs.Craulo. . Since nung nawala na ko rito sa bahay namin.. Read? Exit? Read. Come back here stup!d. nag-away po ba kayo ni papa?" Camille asked. Now the child's asking me. nasa bahay nung gwapong nilalang na yun." False words. Bakit ganito ang nangyari saming tatlo? Nung kalian lang.. ano? Bale lahat ng gamit ko.. Aissh. I have this shape 'O' in my mouth again. Camille.

Sakay na miss. Alam nyo kung anong ibig kong sabihin dun sa bahay. nakita ko si Lawrence. Ang bilis naman nyang sumuko. Bakit. Tsk." Biglang may naghonk sa labas. makikiusap na nga lang. With his black convertible. Musta? Pasensya na hindi na ko nakakapunta sa library. Nakita mo sana yung mukha mo kanina. And the messages goes on. "Magkano ba?" I asked sarcastically.Craulo. Pero mahal ang bayad. halata ba sa boses ko? "Haha. Lanya naman to. Ano ba?! . *** It's been a week since nung umalis kami sa bahay. "Pano mo nalaman bahay ko?" "Kay Abby. LOLO MO." He spoke at the phone while eyeing on me. Loser. My phone rang and I thought si Rex yun." Napakunot ang noo ko. I'm just feeling down-on-earth these days.. Naman. "Hi. yun pala si Lawrence lang. Why do I have a feeling na naiinis ako sa sarili ko for not answering his? Any of it? Sinagot ko na nga lang yung tawag ni Lawrence kesa isipin pa na naiinis ako.Craulo.ANO BA?! SAGUTIN MO NAMAN ANG TAWAG KO O KAYA MAGREPLY KA! . >_< Hmp." He answered as I checked out the window. "Hi. . SAGUTIN MO. Puro ganung messages lang. Argh. di pa masabi yung 'please'.. Napatungo ako at yun. Napansin ko ring hindi na sya nagtetext o kaya tawag lang." "Alam ko.

Bababa na PO. His car... Okay. I happily skipped out of the house. REX? But unfortunately. I TRULY MISS HIM."Hindi pera ang kailangan ko. . the girl. hindi pala sya yun. Akala ko. the hug. "Naubusan ng rocket. I curled up myself and hugged my knees while my hair's flowing everywhere because of the wind. Him. Limited lang ang pagsakay rito miss." Tiningnan ko yung ibang sasakyan na gumalaw. "Meron nga. I admit. kanya. Ibang kotse pala yun. 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." He answered as he was driving. *** "Kala ko ba lilipad tayo sa moon?" I asked while comfortably sitting beside him. "Loko. Smile ang kailangan mong ibayad sakin. Di mo ba alam na lilipad ako sa moon gamit to?" "Ewan ko sayo. Then I saw it." After that. Lawrence's car began to move." "Pano kung ayoko?" "Pasensya ka. Also.

pero hindi pa rin tumatawag si Rex. 2 weeks na kaming nandito.. but two crimes. Tapos na ko.Kapag naaalala ko yun. anak." I said as mamu responded with her hand over the air and I proceed to my brother's room.. Baka nakakalimutan mo." He said sarcastically as he was playing with Camille. "Dun muna ko sa taas. "Marriane. Marriane?" .. Mabuti na yung mautak ka. Looks like I'm committing a hard crime. I slowly answered the phone in a small voice. Christmas na bukas. Yeah." I washed my hands. "He-hello?" "Hello.. I looked at the Christmas lights blinking hanging at the window. nandun pa rin kayo sa kwarto ko. "Di ko alam. Hanggang kelan pa ba kayo rito ha?" Mamu asked as she was cooking and I was helping her cutting the other ingredients. I couldn't help it but to cry. alam ko. And now. "Oo nga ate. Ayoko namang tawagan sya. nang hindi ka naiisahan. Craulo calling. My body loosen up the the bed. Oo. One is the car. I hate myself! Handcuff 28 . My phone rang. Two? I'm not sure about this feeling. I finally realized.I admit. Nung mapatingin ako sa screen. that I'm not just committed a single crime. Baka sabihin nyang di ko sya matiis. And that is realizing that I now like him.

"Hindi po. naconfine sa ospital. It was Rex. Remember sa Hongkong?" "Ah. Pumunta agad ako dun sa ospital at naabutan ko si Russel sa Room 213 kausap ang doctor na sumuri sa kanya." Nagtaka yung doctor. Toinks. Si Russel Mace to. Bakit ikaw ang tumawag?" "Si Rex kasi.. He suffered dehydration too. nagulat kayo. Why'd he do that?! Sira talaga ulo nun. "Ulcer. Asawa po. naalala ko na. "Ano po bang nangyari sa kanya?!" "Calm down iha. Nakasal kami nang walang relasyon." I showed him my wedding ring.. But he's safe now."Rex? Anong nangyari sa boses mo?" "Hindi si Rex to." Napansin ko rin sa mukha nya na parang namumutla sya habang asikaso sya nung nurse. But it's the truth.. "Alam ko po. "Maiwan ko na muna kayo. Hay naku." ANO?! "Saan sya sinugod?!" *** Hindi na ko nagsayang ng oras. Kaya nga arranged marriage eh. Sinilip ko yung nakahiga sa kama. Hindi sya kumakain ng sapat that's why he suffered that. "Ano bang nangyari sa kanya?" ." And the doctor walked away. Boyfriend mo ba sya?" Boyfriend? Kelan ko sya naging boyfriend? Napaisip rin ako.

"You responded well." He whispered into my ear. "Kung di ba naman sya siraulo. Jenny? His girlfriend. "Damot naman nito." With that. Pano. However. My final answer? No. I walked towards him and sat at the chair beside the bed. tinawagan nya ko at puntahan ko raw sya sa bahay nyo. Sino pa bang sisisihin ko kundi ikaw lang?" I sighed. Sige. remember? Buti sila pa rin hanggang ngayon. Basta pagkadating ko rito." And he left." "Ganyan talaga 'yang kaibigan ko. I saw the nurse. Eto lang pala ang gagawin ko para balikan mo ko. I don't like him. There was a pause and at any other point in time." I rolled my eyes. That's when I started to hug him too. Tinawagan na lang kita rito sa cellphone nya kasi alam ko kailangan ka talaga nya ngayon. his response would have shocked me to the point of melting. "I missed you so much. What happened?" I shook my head. As I entered the room.. matagal ko na syang pinatay. Tatawagin na lang kita. Napakaarte. I felt my heart skip a beat. "Nanisi ka pa." I asked him. the current situation was really different. Ayaw mo kong sagutin. And I saw him dying." She closed the door. ikaw na bahala sa kanya ha? Uwi muna ako sa condo ni Jenny. nurse?" She looked at me. "Bakit mo ba to ginagawa? You made me worried. Kasalanan mo to eh. Nakakainis. "Nakakainis ka naman eh. he pulled my arm and he wrapped me in his embrace." I complained." Napaupo sya sa kama and I looked up at him whose gaze was on me intensely. "Tsk."Hindi ko rin alam. Napansin ko ring wala ka sa bahay nyong dalawa." We pause there for a long time as I registered his words in my mind. He is actually taken na." His eyes suddenly opened. "Syempre noh. "Ikaw nga 'tong nakakainis eh. iniwan mo ko eh." Yah. She's admiring my hubby! "Umm. "Ako nang bahala sa kanya. she whispered. Hmp. taken na yan noh! As she turned around to the door. Eh sorry talaga. "Kasi naman. . He decided to break the ice. I think I'm going to cry of so much worry.

"Ako na lang ang magbubukas." Sumingit si mamu. "Dun sya po sa mama ko magse-celebrate ng pasko." "Kaya pala. Namiss nga talaga nila ang isa't isa." "Anong kalokohan?" We heard a knock coming from the door. wala ang papa mo. Binilisan ko na kasi ang takbo ko after kong marinig na nandito sya sa ospital.I love him. baby. Handcuff 29 ." I stood up and opened the door. okay na ba tayo?" "I'm not sure. nagtext si mamu at sinabi ko yung nangyari. 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. Paskong pasko. Nag-alala si mamu dahil di ako nakapagpaalam. He hugged her tightly. iiwan ko na ba sainyo si Camille?" . "Papa!" Camille exclaimed as she passed my presence and rushed to Rex. Ayun. "Papa. Ano. causing us to release ourselves in our arms.Okay? "So. Baka gumawa ka nanaman ng kalokohan eh. I'm so happy na makikita ka pa rin ni papa mo. It was Camille and mamu. naku. I wonder if he feel the same way too." "Hay. referring to his dad.

Hindi tayo makakauwi. pati yung mama mo. san ako matutulog?" "Oo nga noh. gusto na rin tayong mag-ayos. kaharap mo yung bata. "Pano ba yan." When the door closed. mama at papa ko kayo? Kaya pwede po kayong matulog ng magkatabi." "Okay fine. Maipasyal sana natin si Camille. "Talaga? Then prove it. halos dalawang linggo mo syang inilayo sa kanya. dito tayo magse-celebrate ng unang pasko natin?" "Kagagawan mo kasi eh." "Okay lang po yun mama." I smiled." "Bye. "Di ba po. Camille." He smiled too. "Oo na sige na."Yes." . "11 PM na pala. Kasama naman po natin si papa diba?" I was touched to her words. Camille!" Camille suddenly yawned. "That's the spirit. anak. Magbati na kayong dalawa. Pero. Namiss na nga talaga si Rex. Alis na ko. "Prove it ka dyan? Kung ano-anong pinagsasasabi mo. mamu. Iwan mo na sya rito." "Eh di sa tabi ni papa!" Camille said and I looked at her. Inaantok ka na tuloy. mamu." I sighed." "Dun ka na lang sa couch matulog. Ano. ayos na ba kayong dalawa?" Napatingin lang ako kay Rex. "Hay naku." He smirked." "Eh pano ba naman kasi. causing her to stop laughing. "Tingnan mo. Inakbayan nya si Camille. he started.

Naalala ko yung time na nakatabi ko sya sa kama nung nasa Hongkong kami.." And she went to sleep.." I kissed her forehead. baby. "Goodnight. mama." O_O Bakit ganun? Kinakabahan pa rin ako? Nakatabi ko na sya sa kama. "Salamat. What was he thinking?! Nabaling ang tingin ko kay Camille na talagang papasarado na ang mata. Merry Christmas. come on. Kakahiga ko lang."Pwede?" I looked at Rex who is also astonished but seem to be calm now. wala akong gagawin sayo kaya matulog ka na rito. Gaya nga ng sabi nya. Camille. I felt his warmth through the bed." When I lied beside him. kailan kaya 'to matatapos? "Gising ka pa ba?" "Oo naman. Wait. "Teka lang. pwede ba? Ano ba yun?" There's a silence between us before he speak again.." . "Goodnight. nakatalikod din ako sa kanya." Kinuha ko yung excess pillow at kumot ni Rex at nilagay ko sa may couch. Also. He's smirking. Aayusin ko lang ang higaan mo. Medyo inaantok na rin ako eh. "Ano nanaman ang mga pinag-iisip mo? Ganyan ba talaga kadumi ang utak mo? Pwede ba." "Pwede ba wag kang manumbat? Hindi ako ganun kung mag-isip noh. papa. Merry Christmas rin po. wala syang gagawin kaya nakatalikod sya sakin. Hay.. "Matulog na rin tayo. Pero bakit kinakabahan pa rin ako? Baka kasi.

" Handcuff 3o . Naramdaman kong gumalaw sya kaya napatungo ako at bumalik sa pagkatulog ko." But. almost lightning the room. "Hoy. Ang ingay mo kaya noon.Just NOTHING for him. "Hm. Napaupo kaming dalawa at napatingin sa isa't isa." I nearly smiled and faced his back. . Magkakaroon pa yata ako ng bukol nito ah. Tulog na siguro sya. "Ano yun?" I asked as we rushed to the door. "Aray -.aww!" I touched my forehead. "Rex. "Aray! Totoo naman eh --" We heard a loud thump at the door. which is hindi naging effective. well."What for?" "Sa patience na binibigay mo sakin." "Ang kapal mo!" I smacked his head. Bistado ka na. Gising ka na diba?" "Hmm. The sun shines brightly. all I can see is him. Kasi hindi ka na humihilik katulad nung una tayong magkatabi. he didn't respond. Hehe.. Ang cute nya talaga kung matulog ano? Wag na lang sana sya magising. When I opened my eyes. h-huh? Gising ka na?" I whined. lying on the floor and was lost of her consciousness. Ang bilis nyang makatulog noh? "Merry Christmas. It was Candy. He smacked me on my forehead. "Nakatulog ka ba ng maayos?" I asked. Oh. Salamat.

*yawn* asan po si papa?" Camille asked as she walked towards me." He. Tara na. Parang ako yung witch na lumason kay Snow White nito." I said in a meekly voice. wag mo kong iwan. "Marriane.. sorry. Watching them two makes my heart torn into pieces. "Pero --" "Please." We deserted the hospital and took a taxi way back home. sorry. umuwi na muna tayo kay mamu.. Anong magagawa ko? . Ang sakit.. "Marriane. He was about to ran away with her when I stopped him.."Dee?!" He exclaimed as he rushed to her and tried to recover her consciousness.." I shook my head." Door closed. Pero. gumising ka! Candy!" But she still felt unconscious so Rex carried her in his arms like a prince. "Rex. "Dee. oo. in mamu's home. baby. "H-huh? U-umalis sya. just ran away with her. "Babalik pa po sya diba?" "Ah. Babalik pa sya." I snapped. "Mama. There's a silence between us before he speak again.." "Pano po si papa?" "Babalik naman tayo mamaya eh.

. I just felt crying the whole day. *** Gabi na at hindi pa rin ako lumalabas ng kwarto ko. Sobra. Tama. I took my phone under the pillow and I dialed Lawrence's number.. "Hi--hinde! Ka--kaya ko p--pa nohh." He stood up and tried me to guide my way outside. Marami na nga akong nainom. "Hello?" Said on the other line? "Lawrence. "An--no ba. Ang sakit." "Dun na lang kita ihahatid sa bahay nyo ni Rex.. hindi ko p--pa ubos-s yu--yung iniinom k-ko." . Si Marriane 'to... Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko. panaginip lang yung nangyari kagabi. I continued crying under the piles of pillows para hindi nila marinig na umiiyak ako. Walang-wala ako sa sarili ko nung mga oras na yun. but what just he did? He just wasted it. I gave him several chances.. Parang. Pang-anim mo nang bote yan noh.. Pwede ka ba ngayon?" *** Niyaya ko sya sa isang bar para uminom.." He said as he was trying to take away the bottle of beer from me.. Tara na. Akala ko ba okay na kaming dalawa? Siguro nga. tama na.I'm just nothing but a prisoner of his. Siguro nga dahil marami na kong nainom nun. "Marriane. wala lang sa kanya yung nangyari kagabi.

Kukuha kita ng kape para dyan. *sniff* mali sa kanya kaya. ang ulo ko. nagawa.. I tried to clear my mind of what happened. *yawn. telling me that it was now 3 in the morning. At the time that he was now inside the car.Shout-Out Confessions.. nya 'to. Yeaaa.... Ang sakit talaga.." I felt so groggy and tired. I started to cry. Okay. which means hinatid ako ni Lawrence rito. *sigh* that's love. "Ugh..wa?" I felt my hand was taken by him... Kasama ko si Lawrence kagabi na uminom.. . Idagdag nyo pa ang hang-over ko at etong sugat rito. I looked at the clock hanging at the wall.." I complained.. I opened my eyes and found Rex's head buried under his arms. ang sakit.. you have no choice but to set him free. "May.Ipinasok nya ko sa kotse nya." He started the engine and drove away." And he walked out of the room." Napasandal na lang ako sa sandalan ng upuan. "Argh. "Well.*" "Ang sakit talaga ng ulo ko. "Gising ka na pala. He suddenly woke up by the noise I made.. Masasaktan ka talaga.. I attempt to go out kaso. And kung hindi ka nya talaga ganun kamahal katulad ng pagmamahal mo sa kanya. I felt someone was beside me as I looked through the mist in my vision. Nalaman ko na lang na nandito ako sa kwarto ni Rex. tapos -yun na lang ang naalala ko. ba akong. What if I can't set him free? Handcuff 31 . sa puso ko. "Teka. ginaga. He stood up.. sinarado nya agad yung pinto.

my not-so-clear vision saw Rex at the door. I stood steadily and pointed my hand like a year older. Medyo narinig ko yung boses sa kabilang linya. "HEH! WAG MO NGA AKONG MAHAWAK-HAWAKAN! WAG KANG LALAPIT!" I exclaimed as I shove him away and Lawrence's hand too. "HOY. Mahiya ka naman. "Ano b-ba." *Flashback* When we arrived at the front of our house. Then." He pressed the doorbell. IKAW! !@#$ KA! !@#$%^&* KA SA BUHAY KO! DAPAT SA'YO !@#$%$#@ NA! NAKAKA@#$!%^* KA! I !@#$%^ HATE YOU!" *End of Flashback* "Si. Palulunukin kita ng candy nang matauhan ka kung sinong kaharap mo ngayon. Uminom ako ng unti bago ako nagsalita. "Anong nangyari sa kanya?" He attempted to carry me but I explode when I realized that he was the cause of this ache.." Candy nanaman. wag kang malikot. approaching me." He handed me the cup as he sat down." I groaned. "Candy? Bakit?" .. "Teka. "Rex?" Said the other line. ay--yoko pang umu--wi. His phone suddenly rang and he answered it.." "Huh? Anong pinagsasasabi mo? Kelan kita ginanun?" "Kagabi. nabi ko yun kagabi?" I asked and he nodded..He went back with a cup of black coffee in his hand. Inumin mo. "Oh. "Di ba dapat nasa ospital ka ngayon?" "Nagcheck-out na ko pagdating ng hapon pagkatapos kong isugod si Candy sa ER.. he took me out. "Halos murahin mo na nga ako at isumpa sa harap ni Lawrence kagabi.

"ANG PROBLEMA KASI SAYO. A few hours passed as that came up to our conversation." I shook my head.' before I shut the phone off. "Ibalik mo na. 'I need you. I felt him walking towards me. I tried to recall what he just said before he took his phone and left me hanging to his words. "Ayoko nga sabi. "Ano ba?! Ba't mo pinatay?" I just kept my silence at that time. Handcuff 32 . IBALIK MO NGA SAKIN YAN!" "Ayoko. "BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID KUNG GUSTO KITA?!" ." "TANG*NA NAMAN! ANO NANAMAN BANG PROBLEMA MO HA?!" He exclaimed." He begged. I finally faced him.BAKIT AKO NAGING MANHID KUNG GUSTO KITA HA?!" We exclaimed in unison. almost hiding my eyes beneath my hair. ANO BA. 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?! -.I shove the phone away from his ears as I hear her voice says. 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. "Amp.Escape. HA?! BAKIT. trying to be so nice.

Halos ikulong mo na yung teacher natin nun para bantayan ka lang. Remember nung elementary pa tayo? Natapos mong sagutan yung DD cards noon.. Okay lang ako. kaya mo yan..." "Girl. gabi na nga tayo nun nakauwi eh. when it comes to him. ewan." "Girl.. Want my accompany? Need a shoulder?" I sighed." . pinagtitripan ako ngayon ng fate. I really don't know if he really meant everything that he says or he was just lying. Basta pagdating sa kanya. lying is a really good way into Hades. "Hindi na. Kilala kita. Sasakay na lang siguro ako sa kalokohan ng tadhana na ginawa para sakin. hindi ko alam kung totoo o hindi. Lecheng cellphone...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. Hay. *** My phone rang at the middle of my sleep. I wish I can escape everything that's happening in my life with him in our own paradise.." "Are you okay?" "Yeaaa. Siguro nga. "Hello?" "Marriane! Merry Christmas! Hindi ba tayo lalabas?" "Uh. ayoko. Ilang years na rin tayong dalawa kaya hindi mo ko madadala ng drama mo dyan.

The door suddenly opened." "Pasensya na kung nasigawan kita kanina. weird example." Huh? Si Candy. "Tawag na lang ako sa'yo." I ended the conversation." His voice sounds so convincing to me now.. Ang sama ko. He's always with her because she's making her last moments with him. "May sakit sa puso?" "Oo.. Hindi man lang nya sinabi sakin yun hanggang sa umalis sila rito sa bansa. Mabuti naman at marunong kang magpakumbaba. girl.. Nababanas lang talaga ako sa sarili ko ngayon. Her father explained everything to me tungkol sa kalagayan nya. she wants to spend her last moments with me. "Dumating ka na pala. kalian na lang sya?" "Pagkaraan siguro ng January. Next year."What's the point?" "Na habang buhay. lagi syang dinadalaw ng doctor nya pagkatapos ng klase nya.. There was silence between us before I could speak. Mga 14 years old nya naramdaman yun. hindi ka nawawalan ng pag-asa. "Ano bang nangyari kay Candy at bigla na lang syang hinimatay nung nakaraang araw?" "Inatake nanaman sya sa puso. Bukod sa nag-aaral sya dun.." "Hanggang. para suriin sya araw-araw... Aish. .." I misunderstand everything between them. Goodluck!" Hayy. Bye. Bumalik sya rito dahil.

showing our wedding rings. The kiss. But then. he suddenly grabbed my hands and hugged me." He said at bumitaw ako. kaya ko pang magtiis. "Ah. Diba lagi ka namang ganyan? Always escaping over anything? Then do it. Pwede bang bumalik ka muna kay Candy? Pinapaalala mo kasi yung kanina eh. it was a gentle one this time. trying to change the subject. "Kaya mo pang magtiis diba?" "Oo. I really like you. Sino ba rito ang asawa ko kundi ikaw lang?" There was an awkward silence between us."Siguro naman. Then it happened again. But. Ikaw. naiintindihan mo na. "Wha-what do you mean? Hindi ko alam yung sinasabi mo. His eyes were only seeing. mine. oo. "L-lalabas na muna ako.." . Then he smiled. "I really meant what I said kanina. "We have this." O_O "Ku-kumain ka na ba?" I asked. I looked at him in shock." Reasonable ba? Lumabas ka na lang muna kasi Marriane. Hindi yung bigla ka na lang manghahablot ng cellphone at sasabihin mong gusto mo ko. He hugged me again and whispered at my back." Napaka-awkward naman nitong usapan na 'to. para sa'yo.. and we always going to have this. kumain ka na ba?" "Don't try to change the subject. "Pero si Candy--" "See this ring?" He raised his hand and also mine." I said and turned to walk away.. I pushed him when said those four words..

" I said and I raised my hand as a proof. "Hay. Baka kung --. She's very excited talaga. I wonder kung sya na 'to. Promise. Hindi na. Until someone broke it.Sad. A complete family. Kapag may nangyari uli. "Mag-aaway nanaman po ba kayo ni papa? Iiwanan nanaman po ba natin sya?" "No. Sheesh. papasok na po ako!" Camille said and went out of the car. "Sige na. Salamat." Tumawa lang kaming dalawa at bumaba ako ng kotse nya. I now have this trust on him. matutupad na rin ang hiling ni Camille.. "Hello?" . "Mama. hindi na kayo mag-aaway pa. mam. hindi na.. she's so happy. 7 pm na kaya at hindi pa rin sya dumarating." Sumunod naman si Camille.Handcuff 33 . "Here's the stop. asan po si papa?" "Ah." I answered as I sat on the couch.. Things are getting smoothly. Look. Hindi na mangyayari uli yun." He said as if he was a tour guide.. indeed. I just waved goodbye and umalis na siya ng nakapasok na ako ng bahay.NAH. Binalikan ko si Camille sa bahay ni mamu. siguro naman. Nagvolunteer naman si Lawrence na ihatid kami papunta dun sa bahay namin ni Rex. Camille. ako na mismo ang kikitil sa buhay nya. dun ka muna sa kwarto mo. I told her that we're coming back so I packed our things. Magluluto muna ako ng dinner natin. may pinuntahan sya siguro." "Oo naman. Dang. "Mama. The phone suddenly rang.

she's fine! She's always okay and fine. pag nalaman nyang naaapektuhan si Camille sa naging away namin ni Rex. "Mama... Kukunin na ba nya samin si Camille? Please."Marriane." . that's Camille's biological mom na pinsan ni Rex... parang pamilyar ang boses na 'to ah. "Hello?" "Umm. Please." She said in a sad tone.. "Hello po? Mommy! Namimiss ko na po kayo!" She cried.no?" "I'm going to take her na. "Yes. I don't want to hear it. Then I thought of it. Andrea. ANDREA?! If you ask me who is that. Marriane. "An." Don't say it. Musta na ang anak ko?" "Umm. "Ikaw pala 'yan!" "Yeah." Tinawag ko si Camille to answer the phone.. wag muna. I think she heard her voice. don't say it." Naku." Oh. si Andrea lang pala --- S-S-SI.. May I ask who are you?" "It's me. Teka lang ah. ikaw ba yan?" Teka. can I talk to her?" "Sige. gutom na ko!" Camille shouted as she was going downstairs. "Mama oh.. "Can I. malalagot ako nito..

At ako naman. Tutal. malungkot. Hindi pala talaga kayang tiisin ng isang magulang ang anak noh?" "Yeah. Tuloy." I cried. "Hin. dahil alam ko na wala ang kanyang biological dad.Please. "Wag mo muna syang kunin. Sya lang.. Marriane. But. "Mama." Ako rin kaya." . Napamahal na sakin si Camille kahit kalahating taon palang kami nagkakasama. "Re-really? So kelan?" Argh." 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... Camille. bakit ka sad?" Bigla namang tumulo yung luha ko. kukunin ka na nya samin. I'm still at the phone kahit na binaba na nya. Stup!d ka talaga. "Anong sabi po ni mommy ko?" "Ku. bye. gusto ko ring tuparin ang hiling ni Camille." I whispered to the phone and hung it too. "Ikaw lang po ang mama ko habang buhay. Ba't di mo sabihin sa kanya direct to the point? "By this weekend. She hugged me.. Sige. "Kasi naman.." And she hung up. hindi ba kayo magtatagal ni Camille rito pagkakuha mo sa kanya?" "Hindi na. ayaw na ata kitang ibigay." "Talaga po? Yayyyy!! Magkikita na kami ni mommy!!!" She jumped in joy. At tsaka. si Camille lang naman ang pakay ko dyan sa Pinas. bigla-bigla ka na lang kukunin ng mommy mo samin.. Bigla syang napatigil. Don't. di ko kayang tiisin.

" I answered in a sad tone. "Andito na ko!" I heard Rex's voice from the living room and I saw him walking towards here. sumasayad na ang nguso sa lupa. She said she's going to retrieve Camille by weekend." He said." "I love you too.. "Andito pala ang baby namin na si Camille. "Totoo ba yun? Tumawag rito si Andrea?" "Oo. "Hay naku. Ikaw naman po ang mama ko. Haha." He turned to me again. "Camille."What about your mommy?" "Sya po ang mommy ko. He turned to Camille. look what you've done at your mother. Halika na. "Don't make any plans bukas ha? It's our family day tomorrow." Binuhat ko sya papuntang dining room para kumain. "I love you mama.. tumawag dito si mommy.. kumain na nga tayo. ikaw nga 'tong laging lumalabas eh --" "Mag-aaway nanaman po ba kayo?" . sabi nya kukunin na nya raw po ako!" "Huh?" Napatingin sakin si Rex. "Alam mo ba papa. A loud growl on her stomach sounded that made us move again.. Anong gagawin natin?" "Ah! Lumabas po tayo bukas! Gusto ko pong pumunta ng Enchanted Kingdom!" "Ah. And I love my mommies. okay.. starting to eat." He kissed her on the head and then sat on the other seat which is next to me. hindi po ba tayo kakain?" "Ah! Nga pala! Kakain pa pala tayo. baby. "Mama." Napapikit na lang ako ng mata ko at napatigil na ko sa pag-iyak." I kissed her on her head.

forever. kasama ko pa rin sila nun. We're at the airport. Basta. indeed. "Yup. "No. Hindi na." . Remember." We were sitting at the bench while Lawrence was leaning at the wall as the people passed us with their baggages. diba?" I looked at Rex.. Handcuff 34 .. nagpromise si mama? That will never happen again.We looked at Camille.. "Stop pouting. eh? But it was good." Rex opted. Cheesy. Inakbayan naman nya ko. Sad. And this is the day that Camille will be taken away from us." And he kissed my forehead. Hindi ko maexplain kung ano ang nararamdaman ko nung mga oras na yun. lumabas kaming tatlo. *** "Flight 507.... Yup. sweetie. The day after.Departure Confession. kukunin pa rin samin si Camille. I wish we could be like this. ^___^ But then. "Shut up. London to Philippines has now arrived.

true mother with a small bag.mama. sasamahan na lang kita. Until she broke it and looked at me. nakakita ng multo." She said as her eyes were shut. Napalakad naman ako ng mabilis papalayo sa kanila. Oh. Sabi ko nga. "I miss you mommy!" "I missed you too. "Alam mo po ba mommy." She suddenly looked at me." Pero bago pa sya makaalis. "'Lika. . Bakit ba? Is there something wrong? Camille suddenly pulled her in front of Lawrence."Ang tagal naman ni -. meet tito Lawrence!" As Andrea saw his face.. "Ikaw na ang bumili. "Bibili muna ako ng ticket pabalik. I was about to take Camille's baggage as I suddenly looked at Lawrence and he was like. She dashed over to her and hugged her. Walang makapagsalita sa kanilang dalawa kundi si Camille lang. With dark portal eyes and cold expression. Baka kung anong gawin sakin ni Lawrence eh. maybe there was something really wrong." Nagsalita naman si Andrea. nahawakan na ni Lawrence ang braso ni Andrea. "Mommy. her eyes widened. Teka. nakakabitin naman 'tong si Camille oh. he looked so vulnerable.MOMMY!" She exclaimed as she saw her mother -. "Teka --" "Ikaw na ang bumili." Sabi naman ni Rex at umalis na sila. hindi yan ang Lawrence na nakilala ko ah. baby. Napatingin uli ako dun sa dalawa na hindi pa rin gumagalaw hanggang ngayon." Naku.. sandali. "B-bakit?" "Naiihi po ako!" Naman. hindi sya magtatagal. ang bait po sakin ni tito Lawrence --.

hindi." "I don't. Na parang nag-aaway sila. PWEDE BA?! Papunta na ko sa kanila nang marinig ko ang mga boses nila." "Eh sa hindi naman talaga kita kilala eh!" She exclaimed. Anak ko sya.Sad Departure. "Don't be like that. "I can feel it. "You know me. Pero nung marinig ko ang mga sumunod na sinabi ni Lawrence. Patay na ang daddy nya. Napatago naman ako sa may pader malapit sa kanila." He sighed." Handcuff 35 .WALA AKONG PERA." "I don't. "No. Hindi mo sya anak." . napatakip ako sa bunganga ko. "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. Andrea. Wala syang daddy na katulad mo." "Kilala mo ko. Don't act like you don't know me at all. anak natin sya.

si Camille?" . "It's too late to change everything." "No. she started to cry. You hate responsibilities." Napaupo sya sa may bench. Aalis kami ni Camille. Just don't leave me. "Nung sinabi ko sa'yo noon na merong tao dito sa tyan ko.. hindi ako makalapit sa'yo nun. Don't. diba? Kaya. Totoo ba talaga yun? Naguguluhan ako sa mga narinig ko. iniwan nya 'tong si Andrea with a big responsibility?! But then. Kahit anong gawin mo. Wala kang karapatan sa kanya dahil ako lang ang kinilala nyang tatay at nanay nya!" I was astonished at that time... hindi ka dumating. Ngayong napalaki ko sya ng maayos. Maayos na ang buhay naming dalawa. I know what I did is wrong. Hinarap ko naman si Lawrence." "Why not?!" "You've just said it before. has a child?! And then. We can start all over again. Pagod na ko. Nung time na kailangan ko ng tagapagtanggol laban sa tatay ko. Wag mo na kaming guluhin." She was about to walk when he suddenly hugged her. kukunin mo naman sya sakin. Alam mo namang tutol sayo noon ang parents ko. hindi mo sya makukuha sakin. Si Lawrence na nakilala ko sa kalsada na sinabihan akong hindi dapat ako humarang sa kalsada dahil delikado."Bakit mo ba sya nilalayo sakin? May karapatan naman ako sa kanya diba?" "Wala kang karapatan sa kanya. "Please. "Kanina ka pa dyan diba?" "Totoo ba yun? Ha? Anak mo.. And now." She escaped successfully into his arms and she passed me with tears in her eyes. tinakasan mo ko. wala na sila.

Magpaalam ka na sa kanila. "Maiintindihan nya yun. "Bye mama." "Huh?" He lifted his head to me. Believe me. Napatingin naman ako kay Lawrence at hindi ko sya mabasa." ." I smiled." We looked at Andrea with 2 tickets." He turned away. "Dun yun sa kabila. "Nang makaalis na tayo agad. mas maging masaya sya dahil makukumpleto na ang pamilya na gusto nya. Pero." Then her eyes shifted to Lawrence and continued. I felt bad to Lawrence. cotton candy. "Ayan na sya." She whispered and looked at me. I can feel it. "Maiintindihan naman yun ni Camille eh. "Antagal nyo ah." That maybe hit him." "Nagpabili pa kasi 'to ng cotton candy eh. for the mean time." Silence occurred. But angry because of what he did to Andrea. "Mabubuo rin ang pamilya mo balang araw. "Camille. "Meron ba nyan rito?" I asked."Ang liit talaga ng mundo ano? Sabi ko na nga ba. Baka nga." "Pero." He said. It's not yet time. wala na po si daddy. She always wished for a complete family every night. natatakot rin ako na malaman ni Camille ang totoo. Si Andrea?" "Bumili ng ticket. Trust me. "Mama!" I looked back to see Rex and Camille. hayaan mo munang makapag-isip si Andrea about that." He sighed and shook his head." I said and he gently smiled at me. Ano kayang iniisip nya ngayon? Susunod pa rin ba sya kina Camille? "Sige na baby. Camille hugged me. "Pero. tama ang instincts ko. Napansin ko nga rin yung kinakain ni Camille.

. "Pasensya ka na. wala raw syang gana. Si Lawrence na mismo ang yumakap sa kanya. "Bye papa. Niyaya namin si Lawrence kaso." She released me and hugged Rex too. Camille at si Andrea?" He asked before he took a bite at his food. laging nakabantay sa'yo." She released him and turned to Lawrence. Lumalamig na yung pagkain mo."Andyan lang sya. Binigay nyo na po ang best nyo. Kasi nagbati pa rin kayo ni mama." "Like what?" "Yung tungkol sa kanilang tatlo.. Sana hindi na po kayo mag-away. With a cold breeze passed us." "Sino? Sina Lawrence. "Anong meron sa kanila?" . they started to walk. Hindi nabigay ni papa yung best nya. When he released her. his eyes averted to Andrea but she took her eyes off easily." Rex called. Handcuff 36 . leaving Lawrence behind. Dahil siguro dun. Kumain kami pagkauwi namin sa bahay." "Hindi po." I nodded as I drank water. *sigh* "Hoy. I snapped out of my thoughts when I saw him looking at me. Camille. "Hmm. Marami lang akong iniisip ngayon.Good Sides." "Sorry sa lahat.

" He attempted to punch him again when I held his arm and looked into his eyes. He suddenly changed into a vulnerable one. dapat alam mo diba?" "Hindi ko pa kaya sya kilala noon.. Please. "Ano? Anak ni Lawrence si. Nagtago ako sa may gate." And he walked out of this house. Drenched in blood and full of cuts on their faces. hinarap ko sila. "Labas lang ako. "Stop it. hindi ko pa rin ginawa ang dapat. That's what I'm expecting you to do!" Nung naging sigaw ang pagsasalita nya. Ano bang nangyayari sa kanya? *** Pagkatapos kong maghugas. Hindi ko sya sinundan. Hindi ko man nagawang pigilan sya. He stood up. He wiped his nose that is bleeding right now. lumabas ako only to hear a familiar voice. Basta na lang ako sumuko. anong gagawin ko?!" Boses naman 'yon ni Lawrence. Guess what I saw? Rex and Lawrence." He drank water and stared far away. "Sundan mo sila! Ayokong gayahin mo ang ginawa ko noon. "Rex! Lawrence! Anong nangyari sa inyo?! Nagsuntukan ba kayo?!" I exclaimed. An awkward silence came. Boses ni Rex yun ah. gawin mo ang dapat.. "I'm telling you. Teka."Anak nila si Camille. "Wag mong sabihing gagayahin mo rin ang ginawa ko?" "Eh." Natigilan si Rex sa narinig nya. Camille? Panong nangyari yun?" "Hindi ko rin alam." . I approached Rex. Hindi ko ipinaglaban ang tama.

pinamumukha sa kanya na wala na syang tatay. "Wag kang makulit. Tatawag na lang ako sa bahay para kunin ako rito. dahan-dahanin mo naman. sandali!" Inalalayan ko sya sa braso. "Teka." I retrieved the cotton out of his hand." "Hay nako. Dun na lang ako mag-iintay sa park." I sighed. Kinuha ko kaagad yung cotton at nilagyan ng alcohol. "Alis muna ako. Pagpasok ko sa bahay. "Kung di ba naman t@nga ang lalaking yan. Pano na lang si Camille? Ano yun. *sigh* Kung alam lang nya ang totoo. kukunin ko lang yung medical kit." "Iniisip ko lang naman yung bata.Wala na syang nagawa kundi pumasok na lang sa bahay at pinuntahan ko naman si Lawrence." I took the medical kit and went to him. mag-iintay sya sa wala." At wala na kong nagawa kundi iwanan na sya. "Anong wag? Mamaya maimpeksyon yan eh. "Ayokong gayahin nya ang ginawa ko.. "Wag na. alam ko kung anong intensyon mo." He stood up." He rested his head to the couch." . Tiningnan ko ang mga pasa at sugat nya. Ano ba? Ako na nga lang kasi. Sige na. Napatahimik na lang kami bigla habang ginagamot ko sya. hinarap ko naman si Rex sa may couch. "Tama nga sya. hindi na rin sya magiging malungkot. At tsaka. "Arrh. "Ano bang nangyari? Gusto mo gamutin natin yan?" "Wag na. "Kaya mo ba?" "Oo. Kasalanan mo 'yan kung bakit may mga sugat ka." I stood up and went to the cabinets. niligpit ko yung medical kit at napaupo sa tabi nya." He called. Sige. "Aray." He broke a smile infront of me. "Rex. wag ka ngang basta-basta nanununtok ng tao? You know that it's intolerable. Nung nilagyan ko na ng band-aid ang lahat ng sugat nya." He slowly walked. "Teka." He took the cotton on my hand. lalaki sya ng walang tatay sa tabi nya? Pagkatapos. kaya ko pa. Iniisip lang nya ang magiging reakyon ni Camille." Sabi ko sabay diniin yung cotton sa pasa niya. Pero alam naman siguro ni Lawrence ang ginagawa nya.

New Year's Eve.." Hinawakan nya ang kamay ko at tinaas..kung sino-sino ang nasa isip mo. "Iniisip mo nanaman ba si Lawrence ha? Baka gusto mong bugbugin ko pa sya. Daig mo pa ang cornick. then I smiled." And he walked out. Si Rex lang pala. O baka naman nagseselos ka?" "Manahimik ka nga." "Hindi ako manununtok."Teka!" I called and he looked back. I was just worried na baka wala ako dyan. I'm so happy na nakikita ko unti-unti ang mga good sides nya. Hindi pa rin ako kinontact ni Lawrence pagkatapos nung araw na yun. And it's all because of a child. I'm so glad dahil may malasakit pala sya sa ibang tao. Marco at yung papa nya -este papa namin." "Magsisimula ka nanaman ba ng away? Eto. ". Feel ko magdrums ngayon. Handcuff 37 . At tsaka. "Baka manuntok ka nanaman. Akala ko sarili lang nya ang iniisip nya. since kelan pa 'to naging cheesy? "But he's not anybody.. ang korni mo. Ano kaya mga plano nya? I snapped out of my thoughts when someone held my hand." ." Aigoo. Nagpasya kami ni Rex na salubungin ang New Year kasama sina mamu.Meaning.. I sighed as his presence disappeared.. Ayoko lang kasi na.. nagmamalasakit lang ako.

" I mumbled as I looked up in the sky.. *BOOM* "AAAAAHHH!!!" I yelled as we stopped kissing. hindi mo pa ko marinig... One!" "Lanya naman..Three."Bakit... May nagpaputok malapit samin. naghagisan sila ng paputok. Nine. Pero may nagpapaputok na ng mga fireworks sa langit.." Anong sabi nya? "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" With that..Six. Ayoko ngang makisali. Two. ang ganda." Natigilan kami nung narinig namin na nagca-countdown na sila. "MARCO?!" Marco laughed harder at us. at alam ko kung sino yun.. Ayun.. ".. ". Nakakasira ka ng moment ah. Malapit na pala. Five. Medyo hindi ko narinig kasi marami nang nagpapaputok malapit samin. may nasabi ba 'kong mali?" "Ten... Seven... "Wow. . "You want a New Year present?" He asked as I was still looking up in the sky. he pulled me by the waist and kissed me gently. Napapikit na lang ako dahil sa saya na naramdaman ko nung mga oras na yun. Eight.. Mamaya maputukan pa ko eh." "Anong sabi mo? Di kita marinig!" I shouted... Four. Magkatabi na nga lang tayo.. Ako? I laughed at them..... Pero hindi naman nagpatalo si Rex.

Hi-tech talaga 'tong si Lawrence. Lawrence? Pumasok naman agad ako sa loob at napaupo sa couch bago ko binuksan yung sulat. Musta? Siguro nagtataka ka na kung bakit ako nagsulat sa'yo. I decided to follow them. natatakot ako na di nila ako tanggapin.01. Kasi. But now. Try again later. Nasa eroplano na siguro ako ngayon habang binabasa mo 'to. I admit...07 Marriane. 03. Hahah. the number you dialed is not yet in service. walang naputukan sa kanilang dalawa. But believe me. thanks to your husband. From: Lawrence Eh? Galing kay. To: Marriane & Rex ." I sadly ended the call. Kasi.. *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.. Aishh...I decided to watch the fireworks nalang. A coward. I know what you're now thinking of me nung mga oras na nasa airport tayo nun. ^_____^ *** "Sorry. I immediately took it and looked at the sender. kaya napagpasyahan ko na . Kasi. naduduwag akong harapin sila. natatakot akong malaman ang reaksyon ni Camille. natamaan rin ako sa mga explanations nya.. Napansin kong kinompyuter pa nya yung sulat.

.. "Oo. thank you for showing me friendship. I wiped my tears. Wag mo na 'kong tatawagin na duwag dahil hindi na ko ganun." "Oo nga. Nga pala. "Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to. Thank you talaga. Magiging maayos rin ang lahat sa kanila diba?" He smiled. Agad naman kaming napatakbo sa kusina. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni papa na walang multo rito. Pano. ayokong tatawagan ako ni Marriane nang umiiyak ha? Kundi. Lagot ka talaga sakin. Wag mo na syang paiiyakin uli. Naliwanagan ako ng husto." Umiiyak na pala ako." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor. pano naman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya. ako talaga mismo papatay sa'yo. Salamat talaga ng malaki. "Pero. "Andyan ka pala.sundan sila. Kaya ko 'to." Teka. "Natauhan rin sya. Salamat sa explanations. may multo rito?" I asked. I really appreciate the things that you've done for me. Kinuha nya yung sulat at binasa nya. ibinalik nya uli sakin yung sulat. puzzled. Pagkatapos nyang mabasa.. Ingat. "Baso lang pala. Lawrence "Ano yan?" Napalingon ako sa tabi ko. And. we heard a loud crash from the kitchen. kita na lang tayo pag naayos na ang lahat sa'ming tatlo." Suddenly.. Rex. Sorry sa mga inasta ko nung mga nakaraang araw. may meaning kaya 'to? .

. Napansin kong may lunch box sa mesa. Natapos na nyang linisin yung nabasag na baso kaya sya lumabas hawak-hawak yung lunch box.Complicated. sumama?" "Sure." He was about to walk out when I called him. dadalhan ko si Candy ng pagkain. medyo nasaktan ako. "Rex. "Ako na lang ng magwawalis. it's Candy. Baka masugatan ka.. "Pano. At tsaka remember. Dalawin ko lang si Candy. May meaning kaya? "Dun ka na lang muna sa sala..." I admit. alis muna ako. pwede ba 'kong. Wag mo nang patulan." He said as he looked for the broom and dustpan. But. "Rex." "Hindi yan." *** . lunch box?" "Ah.." At bumalik sya uli sa kusina.. "Ingat ka sa pagwawalis. Baka mabubog ka pa rito. I'm still thinking about the meaning part." He pushed me through the living room. Hindi na rin ako magtataka. Mukhang statwa na ako rito. may sakit yung tao.Handcuff 38 . para saan 'yang. Alam ko naman na malaki ang malasakit nya dito.

I wish I didn't exist. At tsaka."Oi. kasi. "N-nagbibiro ka lang. tama lang ba talaga na sumama ako rito?" I wandered." She said. I leaned at the wall beside the door. As her head lifted to us. Napayuko na lang ako ng ulo habang papalabas ng kwarto." "Eto oh ---" "Get out. "Hmm?" I asked as I was hiding behind the door." Rex called when he entered the door. "Wala kang dapat ikatakot. Napalakas yung boses nila kaya narinig ko ang pinag-uusapan nila. Marriane. "Dee ---" "Get out." Was the word that I was expecting her to say. "Bakit ka nagtatago? Hindi ka ba papasok?" "Ah." Silence occurred.. "Sino ba sya sa buhay mo ha?!" "She's my wife. referring to me. diba?" . I need to talk to him PERSONALLY. Tama nga na hindi dapat ako sumama sa kanya rito. Dinalhan ka nga pala namin ng pagkain. Dahil alam kong mangyayari 'to. sumama ka rito diba? Kaya pumasok ka na. I wish I didn't exist. I wish I was invisible by now! "Gising ka pala." He pulled me gently as we entered the room. eh. the atmosphere suddenly went tense. He sighed.. We saw Candy sitting on the bed.

Pinuntahan kami nung doktor pagkalabas nya ng kwarto. dumating na yung doktor kasama yung mga iba pang nurse. "ANO?!" Nagulat naman ako sa tono ng pananalita nya ngayon kaya napasandal ako sa kinauupuan ko.." He muttered. Tapos. "Kamusta na po sya?" . "Pwede. Hindi talaga mapakali si Rex. Pinindot ko yung button dun sa wall. Totoo. Basta. "Sorry. Pagkatapos. chineck nila yung pulse rate. That way." "PANO KO HINDI MAG-AALALA EH PWEDE NA SYANG KUNIN NGAYON?!" I was shocked. Pero di pa rin sya mapakali. "She's going to be fine. bigla ko na lang narinig yung sigaw ni Rex. "Tawagin mo yung doktor. At dahil nga doktor at nurse sila." A long silence occurred. I was just shocked. BILIS!" He exclaimed as he was holding Candy." Ayun. at kung anu-ano pang mga importante na kailangan nilang icheck. Kita naman sa palakad-lakad efek nya. pupunta agad yung doktor rito."I'm not kidding. Wag kang mag-alala.. kinausap kami ng doktor na dun daw muna kami sa labas. Ayun nga. umupo ka naman? Nakakahilo ka kaya. "DEE!" Napatakbo naman ako sa loob. "REX!" I shouted. sumunod naman sya. I sighed and hugged his shoulders.

anak!" He exclaimed as he ran through her. I exited the hospital and locked myself in my room at the house. Feeling ko. So dark. And before I knew it. Napadungaw ako sa bintana. Hindi ko na kaya pang ihandle kaya di ko na napigilan ang umiyak. Maybe her dad. about 40+. alis na ko. Sana lagi na lang may araw." Pagkatapos." Just as what I am thinking now. Sa lahat ng ayoko. Just like my feelings now. our situation really is complicated. di ko nanaman mapigilan ang umiyak. Rex sat beside her and touched her forehead."She's now in good condition. no matter what. You can now go in." "Kamusta na sya?" "Ayos na po sya ngayon. Basta. the door opened. "Uncle. Ayun. still umiiyak pa rin ako. umalis na sya. "Rex. look at the sky. Suddenly. Sa tingin nyo kaya. Hindi ko na alam kung anong gagawin ko. Then came an old fat man. Pag hindi na nakaya ng ulap. Nagmumukha akong iyakin nito. yung umiiyak ako. madilim ang ulap ko ngayon. I just shook my head." Then." I smiled. bigla na lang babagsak. Sana wala na lang na ulan. Natutulog na sa Candy nung pumasok kami. "Umiiyak ka ba?" . It was him. "Kita na lang tayo sa bahay." I heard knocks on the door and then it opened. umuulan pala. "Candy. may rainbow pang lalabas pagkatapos ng ulan? "Marriane. Kasi." "Sabay na lang tayo --" "Hindi na. susundin ko na lang si Rex. Maiwan ko muna kayo.

Letting Go."Hi-hindi! Na-napuwing lang ako." "Hmm?" "Magdivorce na tayo. Neither one of us couldn't speak. until I broke it." He sat beside me." Handcuff 39 . Naubos na siguro ang luha ko kaya wala nang lumabas sa mga mata ko. There were many questions popped into my head. "Wag mo kong lokohin. There was silence between us. 'bakit kailangan humantong 'to sa ganito?' ." I quickly wiped my tears. parang tumigil ang mundo ko. "Kamusta na si Candy --" "Marriane. When I heard those words from him. One of those is.

. kailangan din kita. pano naman nahulog nun? Hindi kaya. you chose her over me?" He sighed. puzzled." He said as we saw the broken glass at the floor.. "I dunno.." *Flashback* "Baso lang pala. Sorry talaga."Rex bakit? Bakit kailangan pa natin magdivorce?!" "It's because ito ang tama. Maybe. "Hindi ko pala kaya. She needs me. "Pero. Hindi ko kayang iwan sya sa laban nya ngayon.. may meaning kaya 'to? --- Basta. She's alone. may multo rito?" I asked. She's dying.... it's over. . What about this?" I asked as I raised our hands with our wedding rings. At tsaka." "THEN WHAT ABOUT ME?!" He shook his head." "Kai. no matter what.. "Ano ka ba? Blessed 'tong bahay na 'to.. this means." "So... hanggang dun lang tayo. "Ayokong pairalin ang puso ko ngayon. "You." Teka. pwede ba? Una palang sinabi na sain ni papa na walang multo rito." He faced me. siguro. But Marriane. He suddenly wore off his ring and gave it to me. susundin ko na lang si Rex. Kailangan nya ko. me.

it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako. Mr.*End of Flashback* Bigla na lang ako bumitaw. It's been a week since we annulled our marriage." I sighed. babalikan kita. hindi ko rin kaya. Bigla nya kong niyakap at napaiyak. Marami nga ang nagulat eh. *** Letting go is never been easier for me. Lopez. Susundin ko sya. kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang. Basta. Hindi ko kayang magpromise pero. But what about this feeling? "Pero." With that. until that day came. With closed eyes efek. Ewan ko kung bakit defensive sina mamu at Mr. Hugging each other. Hindi mo kaya diba? Pwes. Lopez.. "Hindi ko alam. I'll do anything para balikan ka. ". I left him standing there while I was walking out of the room." I looked straightly in his eyes. tears rolling through my cheeks. I just saw them." He started as I suddenly looked at him..kung kaya kitang intayin." "Pano kung --" "Wala nang pano-pano. Mamu.... . ". Babalikan kita. Sabi ko yun sa sarili ko na susundin ko sya... Sina Lawrence lang ang hindi pa nakakaalam. Is there something between them? That's when I knew it.

Kami ang masasaktan ng kapatid ko pag nangyari yun. ARE YOU HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HIM?!" Hindi makapagsalita si mamu. we're just hugging each other as --" "As what? Mamu. THE WHOLE TIME? SA SIMULA PALANG?!" "Anak --" "WHY DIDN"T YOU TELL ME?! BAKIT KAILANGAN PA KAMING MADAMAY NI REX?!" *plak* She just slapped me. Inaalala ko lang naman si papu. mag-usap nga tayo. "Kung di kami nadamay dito. "Marriane." "Ma. "Anak." She shook her head." Hinila ko si Mamu sa sala at pinaupo ko sya. hindi ako nasaktan ng husto." Di sana. di sana. Wala na syang nagawa kundi yakapin ako. tell me. I . "I'm really sorry..mu? Anong --" They released themselves easily.. Ayokong balewalain ni mamu yung sa kanila ni papu. "Ano yun?" I started. mali ka nga iniisip."Ma.. Lopez na layuan si mamu. I know kung bakit nya ko sinampal. teenager pa rin ang utak ko. Ayun. sinabihan ko si Mr. "I MEAN..

.mean. to make myself busy hanggang sa hindi ko na sya masyadong iniisip. pinagpag-aral pa nya ng high school si Marco. ayoko nang dumagdag sa gastusin nya noh.. "Girl. pag gumaling na si Candy. Nagdecide kami ni Abby na tumira sa iisang apartment since wala nang space sa bahay and same to her too. I was now a college student at nag-aaral magdesign ng mga damit. na kinasal pala ako noon. she still loves him. I just graduated high school with Abby.Changes. Madali na siguro kalimutan ang lahat para sakin. At the fact that we're not married anymore. at yung feelings ko para sa kanya na naramdaman ko noon. gising na!" . hati kami sa tuition since hindi kaya ng sweldo ko na bayaran yung pagkalakilaking tuition sa university na yun. Hindi naman sya nagpromise sakin diba? At tsaka. Gusto ko pa rin ng buo ang pamilya namin without papu. Before I knew it. She won't going to surrender him to me naman diba? After all. Yun nga lang. I was taking a part-time job at a convenience store before and after my classes. na hindi sya babalik pa. Kaso. Daming pagbabago noh? 4 YEARS later na kasi eh. Si Abby naman.. I just let him go. Bumalik lang sa dati noon. hindi rin naman sya babalik sakin eh. diba? Handcuff 4o . Makakalimutan ko na yung krimen na ginawa ko noon. Isa pa. Nabalitaan ko na lang kay Russel na inooperahan na raw si Candy ngayon sa states kasama sya. hindi naman sa pinagkakait ko yung gusto ni mamu. I decided this for myself. Tanggap ko na. Madali ko na lang siguro makakalimutan ang lahat ng ito. hindi na ko high school ngayon. part-timer rin ng isang fast food chain. Ayoko nang umasa kay mamu..

OMG 5:20 AM?! 6 ang pasok ko sa work!!! Thus is my daily routine. And they were perfectly in love. Yeaa. Grabe. Mabuti nga eh natitiis ka ni mam. Snap it. as what I am expecting.. sinabi ko naman sa boss ko na pwede ako sa lahat. babalik ako sa store pagdating ng 4. exercise na rin 'to diba? Minsan." I was about to enter the comfort room when I heard the manager."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. wala pa ring nakatira. ako kaya? Kailan ko kaya makikita si Mr. I always took a bath for 20 minutes.. naglalagay ng tags-tags at kung anu-anong pang pwedeng trabahuin dito sa convenience store. Miss Santos. Kainis diba? Sigurado. Pero di bale na. manghahabol nanaman ako ng bus nito. I still have. that is.. Anong oras na ba? 5:20 am. Right ko? Sheesh." I looked her in grin. ang aga pa pala eh. .. Right. Late ka na sa work. hindi ko rin maiwasan na madaanan yung bahay namin ni Rex. Pagdating ng 10." Ayun. Alam ko naman po na di nyo ko matitiis diba? Hehe. Pero minsan naman. Abby found her Mr. "Lagi naman syang maaga eh. sabay na kami umuwi together with her bf. "Sorry po mam. Hay. Ayun. Ewan. Marriane. Sinusundo naman ako ni Abby pagkarating ng 9 PM and then. Wala naman akong reklamo eh kasi. late ako. pasok naman ako sa university. Magbihis ka na bago ka pa nya makita. "You're late for almost A YEAR. That house has nothing to do with you now. remember? And yeah. Then. There's no time for that.. There's no time to be choosy since kailangan ko talaga ng work. 10 minutes for breakfast and preparing myself. Today. Pumwesto na ko sa cashier since ako ngayon ang nakaassign dun.

Maraming sasakyan na ganun. Hay naku. I'm well-matured lady now dahil 20 y/o na ko ngayon. Naisip ko nanaman yung kaninang nakita ko. Nagkamali lang siguro ako. Marriane. Habang naghahanap ako ng bus." *** Somehow. Dun ako umupo sa tabi ng bintana and went back to my thoughts. "Ah. Baka tinitingnan lang nya ang kalagayan ko ngayon. Well. pwede ba? And there's no such thing para pumunta sya rito.. Kainis talaga. ayos ka lang?" Abby asked. Paiiyakin nanaman ata nya ko eh. Alam ko na kung ano ang tama at mali. Babalikan nya ba talaga ako? "Hoy Marriane!" I snapped out in my thoughts as I looked back to them. Ayos lang ako. I've change a lot. I just looked at them in disgust. "Ah. wala nanaman tayong masakyan."Hayy. papu." She said as we're searching for a bus to take us home. "Tara na!" Abby said as she was about to enter the bus. Tatluhan naman yung upuan eh kaya tabi-tabi na kami. *Flashback* . I suddenly shook my head in confusion. I saw a familiar car. oo. oo! Sige!" I ran to the bus and searched for a seat. that night was so strange. gumana nanaman ang pagkaflirt nito. baka si papu lang ito. honey. Napaisip tuloy ako.. "Marriane. Series of cold breeze rushed through me when I was lying on the bed. Aish. wag kang iiyak.

Babalikan kita.it doesn't mean na talagang bumitaw na ako.Possible. pero di ko pa rin sya makita. Pasensya na kayo. marami talagang mga sira ang ulo rito kaya talagang nangyayari ang mga ganyan. That's when I knew.. I decided to walk home na lang after class. may bato pala yun sa loob kaya nasaktan yung paa ko. So." *End of Flashback* Ang tanong. That's when I started to get irritated. may pader pa kayang nakaharang saming dalawa? Babalik pa kaya sya? Handcuff 41 . Kanina pa ko nagtetext kay Abby kung nasaan na yung duplicate pero. Ang weird ah. wala pa sakin yung duplicate ng apartment. Init-init eh. nangyari na 'to diba? Masipa nga uli. Di bale na nga lang.. "OUCH!" Suddenly. Friday pala ngayon. Wala na kong work pagdating ng hapon eh. kapag wala nang pader na nakaharang. Ayoko ngang mag-intay sa harap ng school nila. . I was walking at the sidewalk nung may narinig akong boses ng lalaki.". "Hoy!" Tumingin ako sa kanan at sa kaliwa. Kaso. hihingiin ko na nga lang yung isa pang susi dun sa landlady. Napatigil ako nung makakita ako ng isang soda can. Teka. I heard a loud screech from the street. hindi pa rin nagrereply.

Tingnan mo yung ginawa mo sa kotse ko." I laughed. Sisirain mo nanaman. Yung hindi na sira ang ulo.. "Ano naman ang ineexpect mo?" "Yung bagong Rex. musta?" He asked as he was sitting at the driver's seat. Binalikan nga nya talaga ako. He also hugged me back tightly and I can't help myself but to cry. "Aishh. ano bang problema mo at nagsisisigaw ka --" I paused as I saw a familiar person standing at my very eyes. yan lang ang maririnig ko sa'yo?" I asked him back. "You just did it again. nasa tabi nya." Hindi na ko nagsayang pa ng oras kaya ako na ang yumakap sa kanya. Ipapakulong na talaga kita nyan. Rex. Nandun pala sya sa likod. Am I just dreaming o totoong nasa harapan ko na sya ngayon? But he really is the same person before. *** "So. "Musta? Yun lang? After 4 years. I could hear the song 'it's a small world after all' playing in the back of my mind right now. At wala nang pader na nakaharang pa."Hoy! Ano ba?!" Haha. We looked at each other for about ten seconds and he walked towards me as he was holding a soda can. "Eh kung sirain ko kaya ang ulo mo dyan? Hindi ka pa rin nagbago." . Ako naman.

"Ba't naman ako magbabago? I've changed already. "Yeah. "Pinapabigay nga pala nya sayo bago sya nawala. Nga pala. Nakarecover na rin naman ako ng mabilis." "Aisshh." "Sorry sa pagtatanong." He took something from his bag. Yung vulnerable look ba? "Wala na sya. A letter popped out of his hand and handed it to me. It's been a year." "Ayos lang. dead?" He nodded and sighed. Ginawa ko ang lahat para lang balikan ka pagkatapos yan lang ang itatanong mo? Lalo pang humaba 'yang sungay mo." "Huh? You mean. Masyado nang malala ang sakit nya nung mga oras na yun.." "Wala namang nagbago sayo eh. Ba't nandito ka? Bakit umuwi ka pa ng bansa?" "Langya. Basahin mo raw. Last year. Manahimik ka nga." "Si Candy? Bakit di mo sya kasama?" Napalitan yung mukha nya. kahit anong gawin naming laban. "Hindi naging successful ang operation. Hindi nya kinaya." "Anong nangyari sa inyong dalawa?" He took a deep breath before he spoke again." .

No. Marriane." He held me at my shoulders. samantalang ako. Thank you so much! "Yun naman pala eh. Alam mo. Napansin kong nagbago ng husto si Rex. what's next?" He smiled and lightly squeezed my hand. Will you?" That's when I remembered. Haha. dahil sa'yo. Kundi. I give you my blessings. may pagka-childish sya? Hehe. mumultuhin kita. Looks like.. nasa bag ko yung singsing. "Nasa iyo pa rin 'yan?" . Jokes lang. Candy. Kasi. Everything's possible when it comes to God. Nasira ko pa tuloy ang marriage ninyo. Nakibasa rin sya. malakas ka. kaya mo naman syang ihandle diba kahit na medyo. Candy Thank you. "Marry me again. Kinuwento ka kasi sakin ni Rex eh. Nagdasal ata ako noh. Salamat at pinasaya mo sya habang wala ako.. Sana mapatawad mo ko. mahina. Sorry for causing you trouble and the attitude that I've shown to you that day. I'm really counting on you. Hindi naman posible na magkita tayo ngayon. hindi na kita makikita uli. diba?" "Mali ka. I've heard so much from you. at hanggang sa wala na ako. I believe that you're going to take care of him forever.she's giving me to you. *sigh* Akala ko. Wala akong magagawa kung magtatagal pa ako rito o hindi na. After all. ". Ngayon na nakuha na natin ang blessings nya. wala na kong magagawa kundi ipaubaya na sya sa'yo. Marriane. I'm so envy of you. Kinuha ko yun agad at iprisenta sa kanya. seriously.Binuksan ko naman yung sulat at binasa.

It was destiny. . Kasi sinuot nya yung singsing at niyakap nya ko agad sa sobrang tuwa. Will you?" Ibinalik ko yung tanong nya. this was not an ACCIDENT." "Sagutin mo ko. "No. Will you?" He asked. yeah. really."Well. That's when I knew. "Why not?" I guess that was a yes.

at anywhere pa. It's not an ACCIDENT. Buti nga at nagtagal sila. But I was wrong. Marami na ring taon ang lumipas since nakilala naming ang isa't isa. It is really a small world. Heheh. Malaki naman daw ang kita rito. Natiis ata si Abby. Mabuti na nga lang there's a children's song called 'A Small World'. Andrea just decided to reside her business here imbis na sa London. Hindi aksidente na mahulog kami sa isa't isa dahil talaga itinadhana kami. Dahil sa tinopak ako nung araw na yun kaya nakabasag ako ng bintana ng sasakyan at nalaman ko pang yun may-ari ng sasakyan eh magiging asawa ko pala. Hindi namin pala alam na magiging successful sya dun. I saw a ring on her hand at sinabi nya na ikakasal na raw sila ng boyfriend nya next month. his works sold worldwide... Pwede naman kaming magpakasal anytime. Lawrence. We met each other. I'm really thankful dahil pinaubaya na ni Candy si Rex sakin bago sya mawala. Si Camille? Grade 3 na sya ngayon. Kaya ganun na lang ang paghanga at pagbili nila ng malaki sa mga paintings nya. Ang maganda pa dun. I thought to myself na hindi rin naman aksidente na magkakilala kami. Kaya nga kami nagkita pa ngayon diba? Kung nasan man sya ngayon. .The Prison [Epilogue] Because of a crime. We were destined to each other. Siguro kagagawan din ni Candy kaya ganto na lang sya ka-success. I assure her na papasayahin ko lagi si Rex. Everything was planned by destiny. Magaling na syang magbasa at magsulat. Camille and Andrea lived with us in the same roof. Ang magaling na kaibigan kong si Abby? Kinareer ang pagiging photographer. Nag-aral sya ng art at binenta nya ang mga ginawa nyang paintings. ACCIDENTALLY.. tinutulungan pa sya ni Lawrence. My husband? Tinutupad nya ang kahilingan ni Candy bago sya nawala. Two years from now.. We still had each other kahit na nagdivorce pa kami noon. Luckily. Akala ko hindi ko na sya uli makikita after 4 years.

we're destined. And siguro marami pang pagsubok ang darating samin at sisiguraduhin namin na we're going to pass it with flying colors again. Just as what I've said. We're not destined ACCIDENTALLY. Since we've born. Accidentally In Love Main Characters Overview Marriane Real Name : Marriane Louise Santos Nickname : Marriane / Madam Birthday : May 16.Me? Tch. We passed the hard challenges with flying colors. I'm still not going to regret the surprises of life that is actually given me. And I'm so glad of that. 1989 . He's still the POLICE. We're destined to be forever. All that I'm going to do is to marry him again and live happily ever after with him just like one of those fairytales. Sana maging successful rin ako katulad nila. Designing clothes. Life right now is sailing smoothly. everyday in my life occurred ACCIDENTALLY. ---- THE END.FOREVER. we'll going to survive through it. and I'm going to be a PRISONER of his -. Even though it will came ACCIDENTALLY. Pero baguhan pa lang ako dahil kakagraduate ko palang sa university na pinasukan ko.

was kinda 'may pagkatopak' when you messed up her life. But not for her husband. That's what they can see into Rex. Sometimes. He always protect his loved ones for harm. 1987 Height : 5'9 Weight : 45 kg. that is Rex.Height : 5'1 Weight : 49 kg. Or maybe you can find him in a bar. Lawrence . she really is the perfect girl for Rex. More of an anti-social. he is still married to Marriane. but the attitude? This question goes to Marriane. the money.almost bad. She's just a senior high school student that has an attitude. he smokes. His only weakness are his loved ones. the brains. According to her. She's kindhearted and thoughtful to her family and friends. With black long shiny hair and an okay height. she's blabbling out her thoughts without knowing of someone who's watching her.. Moreover. A one of a kind. And now. she has this pleasing personality that anyone couldn't see. Rex really has the attitude -. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Marriane. School : Villa Francia High Overview A perfect person. He's not sociable. Playing drums is one of his boredom busters. a shy person. drinking. but he's not an outgoing person. He has the looks.. Rex Real Name : Rex Carlo Lopez Nickname : Rex / Carlo Birthday : March 21. Everyone noticed that. He drinks. being the main character of this story. All in all.

Dee Birthday : June 19. He never smokes. And that's what he'd been dying for. Rex and her had this relationship for almost 3 years until it broke when a scholarship came from the states. 1985 Height : 6'0 Weight : 51 kg. School : Santana School of Art Overview Professional when it comes to art. telling her to study abroad. You would never get a dull moment with him plus the looks that you'll going to drool in every second. but he drinks. Candy loves art since she was a kid. He really is a funny guy and a caring one. The truth is. School : Julius Thomson Academy Overview Why wouldn't everyone admire him. life is good when you're with him. According to Marriane. at the fact that he has a comfy life that everyone's been dying for? But he never wanted any of that. 1987 Height : 5'4 Weight : 42 kg. Candy Real Name : Candy Tramph Nickname : Candy. To be with his child. Candy really wanted to study there so .Real Name : Lawrence Yan Nickname : Lawrence Birthday : May 16. he really has a child. Lawrence had this gentleman attitude. plus to his points. She's dreaming for an awardwinning masterpiece before.

But now. According to Rex. But right now. 2001 Height : 4'3 Weight : 35 kg. When you looked at her. But you can never tell that she has a child in her features. leaving Rex behind. Overview . 1985 Height : 5'2 Weight : 46 kg. she'll just lie to the bed of money and live with it. Their parents decided to separate them and her life was still going on. she's fighting for her life whatever it takes. France Overview You can say. Andrea Real Name : Andrea Reyes Nickname : Andrea Birthday : July 26. she thought Lawrence just left her. having a heart disease. But then. she really looked like a well-matured girl. taking the journey called life with her child. Location : Paris. Camille Real Name : Camille Reyes-Yan Nickname : Camille Birthday : August 17. Andrea before was just a mere poor girl until Lawrence came into her life and made her world a colorful one. Things went complicated as she found out that she was pregnant. she really is a weak girl. her past was really messy. and Lawrence was the father.she pursued her dream.

Why. and sometimes moody when it comes to her wants. you ask? Because she has 2 mommies and daddies and they were living at the same roof.One look at her. To have her big happy family. She wanted attention from everybody. She's a keen observer. Camille was not an ordinary kid. . that's why she sometimes acting weird just to take attention. you're going to love her. She has this magnet to attract you. she's going to grow with flying colors because of her friendly environment. Camille's long time wish came true. I'm sure.

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