Quote Originally Posted by nicck0 View Post
wow, that's a catchy way of ending a chapter.. I wish there's more to read!

it's been a while nun last na nabasa ko tong story mo, I think yun huli kong nabasa is kakapasok palang ni Andi sa bagong work.
good thing I still remember the story, di ko kinailangang magback read.
hoping to read more chapters soon TS!
Will try to keep the Chapters coming. One of my resolutions this year is to do more of the things I love so hopefully I get to finish this story along with all the pending stories I have. hehe.

Thank you for reading! Happy New Year!

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CHAPTER 73

Alam mo yung para kang naiihi na nana-jejebs na hindi mo malaman? Parang hindi matigil yung kulo ng tiyan ko, hindi ko alam kung paano ako uupo or tatayo or maglalakad.

Si Chuck naman dedma lang sa internal issues ko dahil tina-try kong hindi ipakita sa kanyang affected ako, I just ask him kung okay lang ba na sumama kami doon e first date nila.

“It’s fine.”

Yun lang ang sinabi niya and since hindi ko na kaya ang mga sagot sagot niya sa tanong ko I stop walking and face him, “Teka lang, ano bang nangyayari?”

He tilts his head to the side, “What do you mean?”

Tinulak ko ang dibdib niya ng very light, “Don’t play dumb with me. You know what I’m talking about.”

Nagbuntong hininga lang siya at tiningnan ako.

I cross my arms over my chest, not letting this go.

Kinamot niya ang batok niya and says, “I feel like something between us is changing.”

Parang umakyat ang dugo sa mukha ko, I felt light-headed. Hindi ko maintindihan how I feel when he said those words. I don’t know how he thinks things have changed or is changing pero I think I understand.

And I feel guilty?

Like I did something wrong.

Parang gusto kong umiyak and I think he sees it in my eyes dahil bigla niya akong hinatak and tucks my head under his chin.

“Shit. Sorry babe, I’m being stupid. It’s nothing, wag ka umiyak.”

I pull myself together and hold back the tears – I can’t cry here and now, ang daming dumaraan na tao so I push myself from him and walk away.

Hinabol niya ako at hinawakan ang kamay ko ng mahigpit.

I squeeze his hand back.

I take a deep breath and say, “This is not the place or the time to talk about this. But this discussion is far from over.”

Tiningnan ko siya and I see na parang embarrassed siya and he just nods.

Nangingilid pa rin ang luha ko pero I fight it.

Something about that statement poked at my heart. Parang feeling ko makikipagbreak na siya sa akin or he was asking for some time off.

Pinisil niya ang kamay ko so I look back at him, “I think we should just have a quiet dinner, just the two of us, what do you think?”

Wala na nga ako sa mood mag-dinner sa totoo lang, parang nawalan ako ng gana kumain. At hindi ko kayang maging jolly at engaging kung makaka-dinner namin sila Sir Tristan at Carla so I say, “Ok. Pwede bang mag-take out na lang tayo? I really don’t feel like eating eh.”

Sumimangot siya and I know he feels guilty for what he said earlier.

I try to smile, “I just don’t feel like being around other people, baka pwedeng tayong dalawa lang. Watch a movie sa bahay, ganun.”

He smiles, “That sounds great.”

Ngumiti ako and I realize he’s still the guy I fell in love with, we’re just adjusting sa bago naming buhay. There are a lot of things that will still happen, hindi naman laging masaya so I need to toughen up and remember how lucky I am to be in this relationship with him.

“Hey lovebirds!”

I hear a familiar voice and see Chuck’s face change from happy to a bit annoyed. I look in front of us and see Sir Tris with what I believe is the girl – Carla.

She’s tall, as tall as Sir Tristan and she looks like she just stepped out of a magazine. Perfectly curled brown hair with the perfectly barely there makeup with the exception of her blood red lips.

At dahil na-stalk ko na siya sa Facebook I know exactly what is underneath her clothes – pang FHM ang katawan nitong babaeng ‘to. I feel like a midget sa mga nagtatangkarang tao sa paligid ko.

Chuck moves his hand from mine and wraps his arm around my shoulders, “Hey guys. Carla, this is my girl, Andi.”

Nakangiti si Carla pero I can see that she’s not genuinely happy to meet me, ewan ko ba kung paranoid lang talaga ako or may something talaga dito sa babaeng ito na hindi ko bet.

She says, “Hi Andi. It’s nice to finally meet you. I’ve heard so much about you.”

I just nod.

Naisip ko lang, kanino mo ako nairinig? Does my boyfriend talk about me or does my boss?

Sir Tristan butts in, “She’s a hell of a girl, I’ll tell you that.”

Pare-pareho kaming napalingon kay Sir Tristan and he seems nonchalant about it and just says, “Let’s eat? Gutom na ako.”

And I don’t think I’m the only one who noticed that he looked right at me when he said it.

Ano bang alternate universe ang pinasukan ko para mapalagay sa ganitong sitwasyon?

Pagtingin ko kay Carla she has this weird look on her face, na parang hindi niya alam na magkakasama kaming kakain.

She bites her lip and looks at Chuck, “Will you be joining us, boss?”

May pagkagat ng labi?

Now I want to really join para makita ko kung paano siya mag-interact sa jowa ko. As in lip bite ate? In front of me? You’ve got some nerve.

Hinatak ako ni Chuck palapit sa kanya but speaking to Sir Tristan, “Actually, we’re going to pass, Andi’s not feeling well.”

Parang gusto ko nang bawiin yung sinabi ko kasi nakita kong ngumiti sa akin si Carla bago niya sabihing, “Oh that’s too bad. We were looking forward to getting to know you better.”

I cross my arms over my chest, “Ah talaga ba?”

Then she puts her hand on Sir Tristan’s arm and I don’t know why pero I am triggered. Gusto ko katakin tong babaeng to palayo sa boss ko at sa jowa ko. She’s not a nice person – I can tell.

Umubo sa tabi ko si Chuck, “Well, we just have to re-schedule I think, what do you think babe?”

I had to rein in my temper look up to him and say, “Yup. Re-sched na lang.”

Carla smiles at me at huminga siya ng malalim and tugs on Sir Tristan’s arm, “Let’s go. I’m hungry.”

Nakatingin si Sir Tristan sa kamay ni Carla and he has a weird look on his face but he erases it as soon as he sees me looking at him then he just says, “Yup. Let’s go.”

At wala na silang ni-goodbye bago tumalikod at pumasok sa restaurant.

Nakatingin pa rin ako sa kanila nang biglang humarang sa tapat ko si Chuck and says, “What the hell was that?”