Falling in Love to A Mean Jerk

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					Falling In Love to a Mean Jerk



Poster by ah-sheh



Love comes when we least expected.
Don‟t go looking for love; kasi love will be the one looking for you…
It‟ll come not on the time, day and place you‟ve expected it to come,
And not even to the person you want it to be;
Dumarating na lang ito by surprise...

Chapter 01: First Encounter

Today was no ordinary day dahil pasukan na ulit after at least two months
of having summer vacation. And guess what meaning makikita ko na ulit
best friend kong si Colleen Sy. Oo nga pala name is Kirsten Cassandra
Madrigal. Tawag ng best friend ko sa akin KC, others call me Kirsten,
Cassie or simply KC din. I‟m 18 years old sophomore student.

“OMG KC!” sigaw ng best friend ko saktong pagbaba ko ng car namin.

“Colleen!” sabi ko with a smile habang papalapit kaming sa isa‟t isa.

“KC guess what…?” sabi ni Colleen.

“What?” tanong ko naman habang papasok kami ng room naming.

“Alam mo yung famous heartthrob na si Justine Tan from High School? Dito
pala yung school nila!” sabi ni Colleen with a hint of happiness.

“And so?” tanong ko naman sa kanya without any care.

“Hoy siya yata ang pinakagwapong lalaki dito sa school!”

Hay naku si sis talaga isa rin pala siya sa maraming girls na patay na
patay dun sa Justine Tan na yun. I‟ve been hearing his name so many times
sabi nila he‟s such a hottie pero di ko pa siya nakikita. Though sabi ng
iba he‟s mean, cold, scary and conceited. Eto pa wala ni isang girl na
sineryoso yun tska siya at yung grupo niya eh kinatatakutan ng marami,
ewan ko lang kung bakit. Palagay ko he has this complete bad boy image
kaya patay na patay lahat ng girls except ME! Pero AYAW ko siyang
makabangga nakakatakot daw siya eh. Hehehehe

“Earth calling KC…linilipad na naman yata utak mo sis!” sabi ni Colleen.

“Ah sis labas muna ako para naman maging familiar ako sa school natin!”
sabi ko.

“Gusto mo samahan kita!?” sabi ni Colleen though I signalled No to her
kaya yun lumabas akong mag-isa.
Actually hindi naman dapat kami sa school na to mag-aaral ni Colleen.
Dahil may nangyari lang sa past school kaya lumipat ako then ayaw maiwan
ni Colleen doon kaya sumunod siya. Isa pa nandito kuya ni Colleen kaya ok
lang din kaya she‟s already familiar of this place.

Teka nasaan na nga ba ako? OMG I‟m lost! TT_TT Ah may paparating siguro
naman matutulungan niya ako for directions.

“Excuse me!” sigaw ko kaso suplado hindi ako pinansin.

“Excuse me!” sigaw ko ulit kasi naman siya lang chance ko para makabalik
sa class ko kaya naman ako na lumapit.

“Leave me alone!?” sigaw niya in a hint of cold and scary tone.

Gosh katakot siya! Parang kung pwde lang kainin ka niya ng buhay!

“Teka!” sabi ko and this time feeling ko naiirita na talaga siya sa akin.

“Wala akong panahon sa mga taong tulad mo...kung pwde umalis ka na sa
harapan ko!” sabi niya as he walks away. Aba nanghahamon yata siya ng
away!

“HOY wala rin akong panahon sa yo kaso kailang ko lang makabalik sa room
ko kaso HINDI ko kasi alam kung saan yung room 2-1!” sabi ko pasigaw kasi
I‟m so upset and this time he stops to take a look at me and now I look
at him.

Gosh gwapo siya kaso sama ng ugali!

“Mukha ba AKONG tanungan ng directions? Isa pa wala ni isang babae ang
nakuhang sumigaw sa akin... magdusa ka kung hindi mo alam pabalik sa room
niyo!” sabi niya as he walks away.

GOSH sarap patayin nung lalaking yun! Ano kaya problema niya...kala mo
kung sino siyang naghahari-harian dito sa school na to! Aish sarap
talagang patayin at umpugin sa pader ulo niya! Argh what a day!

Chapter 02: JT


After nun dumating kuya ni Colleen na si Kuya Craig kaya nakabalik ako sa
room namin. Well boring yung day na to since beginning palang school kaya
ayun natapos rin yung isang araw, oo nga pala nakuha na namin locker
number namin kaso hindi kami pareho ng area ni Colleen. Oh well straight
akong umuwi sa house after nun.

“Oh Kirsten nakauwi ka na pala!” sabi ng mom ko as I approach her and
gave her a kiss in the cheeks.

“Kararating ko lang po!”

“So musta school?” tanong ng mom ko.
“Ok lang...at least nandun si Colleen tska si Kuya Craig, okay naman
ako!” sabi ko.

“Well that‟s good...sige anak pahinga ka na!” sabi ng mom ko.

Tapos nun umakyat na ako, nagpahinga sandali then naligo and then
nagsign-in ako sa msn at may new contact ako...hmmm sino kaya yun?

JT: wassup?
Cute_kcm: hu u?
JT: dude wla kong time makipaglokuhan sayo!
Cute_kcm: excuse me hndi ako boy...!
JT: sino ka?
Cute_kcm: Eh kaw sino ka?
JT: sagutin mo tanong ko!
Cute_kcm: KC...kaw?
JT: KC? Nickname ba yun or name?
Cute_kcm: anong palagay mo?
JT: ano nga eh!??

Aish wala tong pasensya...naalala ko tuloy yung lalaking nakasalubong ko
kanina. Pareho yata sila ng ugali! Shucks bakit ba yung day ko puro na
lang bad boys nakakaencounter ko!?

Cute_kcm: Kirsten Cassandra...ok na?
JT: school?

Ano ito interrogation?

Cute_kcm: bat kailangan mo pang malaman?
JT: SABI NANG WAT SCHOOL MO!

Shucks what a temper kahit sa chat!

Cute_kcm: OB International...ei wat name mo at wat school ka nagaaral?


JT cannot reply because he/she seems to appear offline.

What the...tama bang mag-offline? Aish may similarity talaga yung boy
kanina tska tong nakachat ko! Pareho silang may temper...gosh! Teka
kanino niya nakuha email address ko!? Omg this is starting to freak me
out!


Chapter 03: Meeting the Mean Jerk

The following day pumasok na ako sa school, pumuntang locker area to put
some of my stuff tapos paakyat na ako ng room ko...hehe hindi na ako
naliligaw tama ba namang ikutin tong buong school over and over kahapon
paano hindi ko mamememorize. Habang paakyat ako sa stairs may nakabanga
ako...

“aaaaaaaaaaaaaah!” sigaw ko kasi naman mahuhulog na ako.
Bakit naman kasi hindi marunong tumingin sa dinadaanan tong tao na to eh!
Kaso good thing he caught me kaya yun I‟m all over him.

“HINDI KA BA MARUNONG TUMINGIN SA DINADAANAN MO?!” sigaw ko sa taong to.

And that‟s the time tinignan ko siya while best friend ko and palagay ko
friends niya eh saktong dumating din.

“IKAW?” sigaw ko dun sa boy kaso wala siyang reaction he just stared at
me. So happen siya yung super conceited na boy na nakabangga ko rin
kahapon sa hallway. Yung super suplado na boy!

“OMG KC!” sigaw ni Colleen.

Sis tama bang isigaw name ko? Pero pareho kaming umayos ng tayo at kinuha
ko yung nahulog kong gamit, grabe naman kung alam ko rin lang na muntik
akong mahuloh sana hindi na lang ako nagheels!

“Ikaw si KC? Kirsten Cassandra?” tanong nung isang lalaki sa tabi nung
boy na nakasave at nakabangga sa akin.

“Yea...sino ka?” tanong ko naman.

“Wow naman pare di tayo kilala! Amazing!” sagot pa nung isang boy.

Sheesh di ko nga kayo kilala what‟s amazing with that? Bakit hindi na
lang kayo magpakilala kasi...dami niyo pang satsat! Well it doesn‟t
really bother me since wala rin akong time sa mga taong tulad nila.

“S-sis...” bulong ni Colleen parang natatakot well nakakatakot naman kasi
sila eh.

Pero dahil I just hate the boy that saved me and his group kaya I‟m
pulling an attitude here. Argh nakakakulo kasi sila ng dugo eh bakit kasi
naman sa lahat pa ng taong makakabangga ko bakit SIYA uli!??

“What‟s amazing with that eh hindi ko nga kayo kilala well I don‟t even
bother knowing who you are...so don‟t waste your time telling me! Tara na
sis!” sabi ko habang dikit na dikit sa akin si Colleen kala mo nakita ng
multo sa takot.

Pero habang papalayo na kami, may biglang sumigaw na kaya napalingon kami
ni Colleen.

“Kirsten Cassandra...JT nga pala...remember that name!” sigaw nung si JT
while he and his group went away.

OMG! OMG! Siya…siya yung kachat ko. O_O OH MY GAWD!

“S-sis...siya...siya si Justine Tan na pinaguusapan ng lahat...di...di ko
alam di mo pala siya kilala!” sabi ni Colleen.
“OH MY GAWD...siya...siya si JUSTINE TAN!?” Kaya naman pala napakamean
niya, tapos kung makapagsalita hari niya tong school...jeez I hate those
type of people more likely I JUST HATE JUSTINE TAN!

“Yup isn‟t he a total hottie?” sabi ni Colleen.

“Hoy kanila lang takot ka sa kanya now you‟re daydreaming...jeez!”

Kainis lang talaga grupo nung mokong na yun.

“Tska yung dalawa kanina sina Aaron and Daniel yun! Talagang perfect yung
group nila noh?” sabi ni Colleen.

Though bigla na lang parang kabute dumating grupo ng mga maldita as you
can say.

“Hoy Kirsten Madrigal stay away from my Justine...he‟s mine so back-off
you bit.ch!” sabi ni Nicole as she and her group flips their hair.

Konti na lang hinila ko para nasaktan sila eh kala mo kung sino! Talagang
bagay yung dalawang yun kung umasta parang kayang-kaya nila lahat ng tao
pero! And FYI wala akong balak agawin yung Justing Tan na yun kung gusto
niya sa kanya na!

Chapter 04: Don‟t touch her

Kainis hindi kami pareho ng first class ni Colleen. And guess what nasa
klase ko sina Justine, Aaron, Daniel tska sama mo pang yung mga malditang
sina Nicole, Lea and Kate. Well since before pa kilala ko na si Nicole
and her group don‟t ask how I knew her pero I despised her! Laki ng galit
ko noh?

“Ei KC dito ka na lang umupo tabi namin!” sigaw ng kaibigan ni Justine.

And since wala na ring akong choice but to seat sa tabi nila umupo na
lang ako silently.

“Name‟s Aaron and beside Justine is Daniel!” sabi ni Aaron.

“Well di ko na kailangan magpakilala right?”

Hindi man masyadong halatang hate ko sila right? Ewan madali lang kumulo
dugo ko sa kanila. And now what those girls are giving me the glares.

“Uhm hey sa likod na lang ako uupo!” sabi ko while I was about to stand
hinatak ako paupo ni Justine.

Gosh masakit yun ha! Ano kayang problema nitong lalaking to!? Malaki yata
topak nito eh!

“Ano bang problema mo?” tanong ko painis pero hindi siya sumasagot at
nakatingin lang siya sa akin.

Gosh kung nakakamatay ang tingin patay na siguro ako ngayon pa lang.
Boring classes ko kaya everything was like blah, blah, blah, blah   buti
lunch time na. Kung hindi mamamatay yata ako sa dami ng lectures.

“KC sabay na kayo sa amin!” offer ni Daniel.

“Kilala niyo pala grupo nila!” bulong ni Kuya Craig.

“Mukha bang type kong makita grupo nila?” sagot ko naman with a hint of
irritation sa mukha ko.

“Boyfriend mo?” tanong agad ni Aaron pagkalapit nila.

Pansin ko nakatingin si Justine kay Kuya Craig at hindi man lang kami
tinitignan pero nakafocus lang yung cold, mean stare niya kay Kuya Craig
parang sa mga mata niya sinasabi na „what the heck you doing here? Aalis‟
parang ganoon na message makikita mo sa eyes niya.

“So what kung boyfriend ko siya!?” sagot ko naman kaya nashock yung
dalawa but this time Justine‟s glare really would make you run away in
fright.

“Ah hindi ko siya girlfriend sige alis na ako!” sabi agad ni Kuya Craig.

Gosh natakot si kuya?! Kung yung pinakalove ko na pinsan nandito for sure
hindi yun tatakbo sa takot siya pa ang mananakot! Sana bumalik na couz
ko!

“So let‟s go?” tanong ni Daniel.

Pero lahat kami napatingin kina Colleen and Aaron, making out!? O_O Gosh
mabilis din pala tong sis ko.

“Ano pa nga ba!” sabi ko while we all head sa canteen.

Pagpasok pa lang namin marami nang nagbubulongbulungan at nakita ko grupo
ng mga maldita dikit ang tingin sa akin parang pwde na nila akong kainin
ng buhay.

“Anong tinitingin-tingin niyo dyan?” sabi ni Justine kaya lahat natakot
at hindi ni isa tumingin ulit sa amin.

OMG katakot nga talaga tong lalaking ito!

“So Kirsten Cassandra...Madrigal right?” sabi ni Daniel.

“Yea pero you can all me Kirsten, Cassie or KC...whatever that suites
you!” sabi ko.

“Ok KC may bf ka na ba, eh you Colleen meron?” tanong naman ni Aaron.

“Wala...si KC rin wala!”

Sis laki yata tama mo dyan ah!
“Cool!” sabi ni Aaron.

“So sama kayo sa amin later!” offer ni Daniel.

All throughout hindi man lang umimik si Justine pero pansin ko nakatingin
siya sa...sa akin!?

“Don‟t look at me too much baka malusaw ako!” sabi ko.

“Mabuti kung ganoon!” reply niya.

Shucks may attitude talaga!

“Ah no hindi ako pwde eh! Pero pwde best friend ko!” sabi ko gumaganti
lang sa sis ko.

“Ah why...sayang naman walang kasama si Justine kung hindi ka pupunta!”
sabi ni Daniel.

“Wag mo nga siyang pinipilit isa pa ayaw ko siyang makasama!” sabi ni
Justine.

Heller as if gusto kitang makasama...over my dead body and not even in my
dear dreams!

“Alam niyo bagay kayong dalawa together!” compliment ni Aaron.

“Shut up!” sigaw namin dalawa.

Nga pala ang grupo ni Justine varsity players din and si Justine and
leader nila. Alam niyo na he‟s a heartthrob, second-in-line si Daniel and
third-in-line si Aaron. Para sila ang king dito sa school tapos syempre
kung may king may queen at yung yung grupo nila Nicole, Kate and Lea.
Anyway pagkatapos ng last period ko, ako yung last na taong natira sa
room but then biglang bumukas yung room as if gangsters yung nagbukas.

“Hoy Kirsten sabi nang layuan mo si Justine!” sigaw ni Kate.

“Naghahanap ka yata talaga ng away noh?” dagdag naman ni Lea.

Pero ako simple lang tumayo holding my bag walking away pero hinawakan ng
mahigpit ni Nicole yung wrist ko, jeez super sakit para yatang lalaki to!

“LAYUAN MO ANG JUSTINE KO!” sigaw ni Nicole.

“DON‟T TOUCH HER! DON‟T YOU DARE HURT HER!” sigaw ni Justine pagalit then
hinatak niya ako papalayo kina Nicole.

“But Justine...” sambit ni Nicole.

“SUBUKAN MO SIYANG HAWAKAN KAHIT ISANG BUHOK NIYA...PATAY KA SA AKIN!”
sabi ni Justine and then walk out kami.
Wow such a deadly words, pero gosh lalo lang niya pinalalala problem ko
eh! Sino kasing asungot na nagsabi kung nasaan ako at paano niya nalaman
nandoon din sina Nicole. OMG eto na yata start ng disaster sa school life
ko here... mas worst pa dun sa last time! Bakit ko pa kasi nabangga-
bangga tong Justine Tan na toh?

Chapter 05: She‟s Mine



Habang palabas kami ng campus still hawak ni Justine yung kamay ko.
Shuckers ayaw na yata niyang ibalik kamay ko sa akin ah!


“Teka, wait lang, stop muna!” sabi ko kaso hindi ako pinakinggan eh.


Ei si manong driver lagot late ako. Patay!


“Ms.---” sabi ni manong.

“Manong simula ngayon ako na po maghahatid sa kanya...may gimik po kami
sige po!” sabi ni Justine pero syempre sasabat ako.

“Manong hin---” di ko na natuloy kasi tinakpan ni Justine bibig ko sabay
smile kay manong while palakad kami palayo sa kanya.


Manong wait lang don‟t leave me with this...this monster! Kaso wala
iniwan na ako ng driver ko!


“San ba tayo pupunta?” tanong ko.

“Wag ka nang maraming dada!” sabi niya as he DRAGS me to the...MALL?

“Ei what ginagawa nating dito?” kaso wala akong nakuhang sagot eh.


Bigla kaming pumasok sa Mango shop and then he chose a skirt and a
sleeveless, wait gay siya?


“Try mo!” hagis niya sa akin.

Wait pinili niya for me...?

“Hoy sabi ko try mo!” sigaw niya.

“Teka pwde?” sabi ko dahil nauubusan na naman ako ng pasensya sa mokong
na to!
Edi ako naman tanga pumasok sa fitting room at ifinit nga yung skirt. OMG
ang ganda ng skirt kaso maikli and then fit ko sleeveless and well bagay
naman. In fairness galing ng taste ng lalaking to. Well eto na lalabas na
ako.


“Pangit skirt...hanap ka ng iba!” sabi niya while looking at me.

Ako naman super embarrassed kasi first time kong nagfifit kasama pa
LALAKI...lalo na tong si Justine Tan.

“Ayaw cute naman yung skirt ah!” sabi ko.

“Sige eh di kaw magbayad!” sabi niya.


Jeez sinamasama mo ako here ako rin pala magbabayad sana man lang
pinaalam mo man lang sa akin para nadala ko credit card ko noh!


“Aish you‟re really one b@st---” I pouted while looking at him pero siya
pumuntang counter.

“Miss kukunin ko na yung suot nung girl na yun!” sabay turo sa akin.

“Okay sir! Eto po paper bag para sa damit niya sir!” sabi naman ng
saleslady.


Nga pala naka flip flops ako sa Mango rin. Swerte ko nakalibre ako ng
damit...nyahahahahaha!


Eh di eto kami magkasamang naglalakad though naiilang ako sa kanya.


“Uhm...th-thanks nga pala!” sabi ko.


Pero super suplado siya eh tapos straight lang siya sa isang boy‟s
clothing. Straight na nakapili ng outfit, tinry niya and gosh lalo pa
siyang naging total HOTTIE. Ano ba tong pinagsasabi ko...hindi dapat
ganito...NO!!!!


“Tara!” sabi niya pagkatapos niyang nagbayad.

“S-saan ba t-talaga tayo pupunta?” tanong ko.

“Ang kulit mo! Pag ako kasama mo pwde don‟t talk too much you‟re so
annoying!”
aba, aba ako pa tong annoying! Anong kala mo sa sarili mo!? AISH!
!@#&!@#&!@#&!@#&!@#&


Eto po ako ngayong after 39 years na nakatikom ang bibig dahil utos
ng...ng DEMONITONG si JUSTINE. Nga pala sa house kami kung kanino man to
bahay, at pagbukas ng pinto lahat ng tao sa loob nakatingin sa amin at
biglang hinawakan ni Justine kamay ko sabay hatak sa akin sa loob.


“Dude sa wakas you‟re here! Oh Kc!” sigaw naman ni Aaron.

“Wow Kc bagay mong nakaskirt!” puri ni Daniel.

“Pare sino yang hot chick na katabi mo!?” tanong ng isang boy.

“Back-off she‟s mine!” sabi agad ni Justine.

Aba since kailan ako naging sa kanya!? Ba naman mafeeling to ah,
napakapresko niya!

Chapter 06: Knight and Shining Armor

Eto kami nasa party more likely hell for me. Let‟s say sige marami akong
kakilala pero hello hindi ko sila kaclose tska isa pa lahat ng nandito
marami galing dun sa dati kong school. Jeez ayaw ko silang makita!

“Hoy aalis na ako!” sabi ko pero dinedma lang niya ako.

Sige dedmahin ba ako...well ako naman walk out talaga!

Teka hindi ko nga pala alam where on Manila is this? Hindi naman Makati?
Aaaaah I‟m actually lost, kita niyo nga naman lowbat pa ako. Jeez! Super
dilim naman dito sa dinadaanan ko di ako sanay para bang may sumusunod sa
akin tapos ganito pa outfit ko! Tapos may biglang nagtap sa balikat ko
kaya napatakbo ako kaso biglang may dumating sa harap ko.

“A-ano p-po kai-kailang n-niyo?” I stuttered habang tinatanong ko syempre
takot na takot ako.

Mukha palang nila gawd mas gusto ko na lang tignan yung nakakatakot na
mukha ni Justine at least gwapo kesa sa mga unggoy na to!

“Let‟s have fun ganda mo pa naman!” sabi nung isang lalaki while he‟s
trying to touch my shoulders.

“Don‟t touch me!” sigaw ko.

“Wow pare suplado!” sabi naman nung isa.

“Leave me alone!” sigaw ko ulit while trying to escape kaso wala yata
akong katakas dito!
“Sabi nang let‟s have fun eh pakipot ka pa dyan!” sabi nung isang
matangkad na lalaki habang papalapit na ng papalapit sa akin.

Aaaah can someone help me!?

“TULONG!” sigaw ko.


JT‟s P.O.V


“Hoy aalis na ako!” biglang sabi ni Kirsten as she approach me kaso as
usual dinedma ko lang siya.

Kaya yun nagwalk out siya. Pero naisip ko hindi niya alam tong   lugar na
to since I think hindi siya familiar dito tska madilim dito sa   lugar na
to. Habang naglalakad ako trying to look for her, I spoted one   girl with
three boys surrounding her. Una hindi ko inisip si Kirsten yun   pero
napansin ko yung suot niya damit.

“TULONG!” sigaw nung girl.

Teka boses yun ni Kirsten ah! Bigla siyang tinulak nung lalaki kaya
nahulog siya.

“HOY!” sigaw ko patakbo sa kanila.

“Huwag ka ngang makialam dito!” sigaw nung isang lalaki.

“ANONG SABI MO!?” sigaw ko pagalit.

“J-justine!” sabi ni Kirsten.

“Ano to lovers kayo?” tanong nung isa.

“EH ANO NAMAN SAYO?” sagot ko.

“Aba akala mo kung sino to ano may laban ka?” palagay ko ito yung leader
kaya yun hindi ko inurungan at lumaban ako.

-End of P.O.V-


Bigla akong tinulak nung leader yata at nahulog ako. OUCH! Masakit yun
ah!

“HOY!” may biglang sumigaw.

“Huwag ka ngang makialam dito!” sigaw nung isang lalaki.

“ANONG SABI MO!?” sigaw ulit nung bagong dating na lalaki.

Perhaps ito yung knight and shinging armor ko na magliligtas sa akin sa
mga unggoy na to
“J-justine!” sabi ko.

Shuckers si Justine yung...yung knight and shining armor ko!? OMG!

“Ano to lovers kayo?” tanong nung isa.

“EH ANO NAMAN SAYO?” sagot ni Justine pagalit parang nanghahamon ng away.

“Aba akala mo kung sino to ano may laban ka?” sabi nung leader kaya yun
hindi naman inurungan at lumaban si Justine.

Gosh matagal laban na to laking tao pa man din ng tatlong unggoy na to!
May pasa na rin si Justine. Ah gawd what to do? What to do? After some
time one on one yung laban, leader vs Justine. Please sana po wag
masasaktan si Justine kung hindi patay ako! Pero bigla akong linapitan ni
Justine.

“Close your eyes...wag mong bubuksan hanggang hindi ko sinasabi! Subukan
mong buksan patay ka sa akin!” bulong niya kaya naman ako bigla kong
kinlose.

Palagay ko nagstart na laban nila. Bakit ba ako masyadong tense...? Takot
lang siguro ako kay Justine at sa anong pwde niyang gawin sa akin
pagkatapos nitong laban na to! Tama yun lang yun!

“J-justine...ta-tapos n-na b-ba?” I stuttered in tense while saying those
words.

Pero may bigla na lang akong naramdaman, isang ulong nakalean sa
shoulders ko. OMG ano to!? Kung hindi lang nakakatakot si Justine kanina
ko pa binuksan mga mata ko.

“Now you can open your eyes!” may bumulong palagay ko si Justine at
nakita ko marami siyang pasa pero nakalean lang ulo niya sa shoulders ko.

“Justine...” sabi ko with a concern look.

“Next time don‟t go away from me!” sabi lang niya.




O_O
Bakit ba siya ganito? *BADUM* *BADUM* shucks naman tong puso ko bakit ba
it‟s beating so fast na parang gustong lumabas sa katawan ko. It‟s really
racing so fast I can‟t stand this feeling! Justine bakit ka ba ganyan all
of a sudden!? Why!? And whatever man reason kung bakit ko to nararamdaman
ngayon I don‟t want this feeling! No I don‟t wish to feel this!

Chapter 07: Boyfriend?


Napadpad   kami sa house ko tapos this time ako naman nagdrag sa kanya
papasok.   Alam niyo nakakaloka kasama tong lalaking to. After all that
happened   tahimik lang, ni hindi mo man matanong kung okay lang ba siya or
what was   all that about. He‟s really so MYSTERIOUS!

“Ms. Kirsten!” sabi nung yaya ko.

“Ate naman eh Kc na lang po!” sabi ko with a smile.

“O sige na nga Kc pinamili ka ng mom mo ng bagong damit, nasa taas na sa
room mo!” sabi niya kaya yun nalungkot ako though iniiwasan kong makita
ni Justine yung all of a sudden sad looks ko.

“Hindi bagay sayo yung sad looks na yan!” bulong niya.

“Che!” sabi ko pagalit habang tinutulak siya paupo sa sofa.

In fairness magaling tong makiramdam at magaling din yata tong makabasa
ng iniisip. See isn‟t he so weird?

“Wag ka nang malungkot Kc!” sabi naman ng yaya ko.

“Don‟t worry yaya sanay naman po ako eh! Parang si daddy sa isang taon
yata once or twice ko lang siya makikita kung hindi lang ako
magchrichristmas dun sa Australia hindi ko pa siya makakasama ng matagal
eh! Si mommy naman madalang ko lang siyang makita pagnandito siya...
hindi man ako masyadong sanay noh!?” sabi ko forgetting about Justine.

“Sige na nga masyadong kang malungkot may good news ako...yung favorite
and love mong cousin uuwi na!”

YAY!

“Talaga yaya?? Kailan bukas? This week? Next week? Yaya naman eh
namimitin!” sabi ko with a smile.

Napakamoody ko rin noh parang si Justine. Hahahaha

“Ahem!”

Shucks nga pala!

“Mauna na po ako!” sabi niya patayo pero tinulak ko siya paupo ulit.
“Yaya pakisabi naman po kay Ate Lyn na bigyan po ng drinks and any
desserts yung guest ko... *tapos tinignan si Justine* dyan ka lang
kukunin ko yung first aid kit!” sabi ko sabay takbo para hanapin yung
first aid kit.

Nung nahanap ko na bago pa man ako makabalik sa living room.

“Uy Kc gwapo ng lalaking kasama mo...boyfriend mo?”

Jeez yaya NO!

“OF COURSE NOT! Yaya talaga!” sabi ko sabay pasok sa living room.

Hay naku tama bang matulog!? Pero sige pang-inis kinuha ko yung alcohol
and cotton then slowly, slowly pinahid ko dun sa may pasa niya sa face.

“D@r.n!” sigaw niya ng konti.

“Masakit noh? Tama ba kasing makipaglaban sa mga unggoy na yun?” sabi ko
habang linilinis yung mga sugat niya.

“Sana pala iniwan na lang kita dun eh noh para hindi ako nagtamo ng mga
pasa at sugat eh noh!” sabi niya.

Aish minsan nakakainis siyang kausap!

“Oo nga pala THANK YOU!” sabi ko na mukang inis pa ako sa kanya kahit
siya na tong nagmagandang loob na iligtas ako.

“Eh bat inis ka pa yata?” sabi niya with one eye-brow raise and a hint of
cold tone.

“HINDI PO!” sabi ko.

“Buti naman!” sabi niya.

Tong tao na to hindi ko talaga siya magets. Masyadong emotionless yung
face kaya hindi mo alam kung anong nararamdaman niya ni hindi mo man lang
malaman kung anong iniisip niya kahit konting hint wala eh!

“Wag mo akong masyadong tignan baka malusaw ako!”

Gosh!

“How I wish!” bulong ko.

“Ano kamo?” sabi niya parang galit.

“Excuse Kc pero may tawag ka sa phone!”

sino naman kaya?
“Sige una na ako!” sabi ni Justine habang palakad na siya palabas ng
pinto namin.

“J-justine!” sabi ko tumingin naman siya pero with one eye-brow raised.

Sarap tanggalan ng eye-brow tong lalaking ito!

“Thanks nga pala ulit!” sabi ko at yung tinignan lang niya ako at tska
lumabas na rin.

Hindi pa siya sira nun sa lagay na yun!?

Eh yun na nga tumawag si Colleen para makibalita about the party and all
tska naikwento ko na rin yung nangyari that involves me and Justine sa
kanya. Kaya ayun kinabukasan sa school, aba ang aga yata ng beauty ko.
Naglakadlakad muna ako at napadpad ako sa auditorium, nandun yung piano
kaya yun sinubukan kong magplay ng song tagal ko na rin kasing hindi
nakakapagplay ng piano after what had happened. Sa kalagitnaan ng
pagtugtog ko napansin ko may nanunood sa akin kaya napatingin ako.

“I didn‟t know you could play the piano!” sabi ni Justine.

“Ah to sinusubukan ko lang!” sabi ko with an embarrassed smile.

“Tuloy mo magandang pakinggan! Alam ko gusto rin marinig ni Jt the rest
of the song!” sabi ni Daniel.

Weird bakit bigla na lang sila sumusulpot.

“Sorry nakalimutan ko na!” sabi ko while going down the stage.

“Yeah right!” sabi ni Justine.

Gosh ano kayang problema niya!?

“Hiramin ko lang best friend ko ah! Sige una na kami!” sabi ni Colleen
habang kinaladkad niya ako palabas ng auditorium.



“KC don‟t you wanna give Justine a chance?”

EH?

“Bat mo naman yan natanong? Eh hindi man kami close nung tao na yun. Tska
malabong maging kami nun...isang weird, mysterious and heartthrob tska
isang...” hindi ko na naituloy.

“Isang maganda, matalino, mayaman at crush ng bayan...hindi ba perfect
couple?”

Sis naman eh!
“Pero ayoko ng perfect... tska isa pa love isn‟t on my mind yet. Hindi pa
ako handang magmahal...I don‟t wanna love at this time, place and age!”
sabi ko while palakad kami sa room namin.

“Pero sis even though you don‟t want love, love will be the one looking
for you and your match! You may not want love at this time, place and
age...pero as you know and I know...” sabi niya though...

“Love comes when we least expected!” sabi naming pareho while napag-isip
naman ako.

Chapter 08: Trapped

Boring mga classes ko as usual paano kaya mismong prof namin boring, kaya
tuloy subject niya boring din! Eto me pumunta munang locker para ilagay
things ko since maaga pa para umuwi, then nagcheck ng message sa phone.



Quote
Hintayin mo ako sa bleachers, wag kang tatakas lagot ka sa akin – JT



Nak naman ng pateng! Ano na naman to? Gawd nga pala hindi na ako
susunduin ni Manong bakit ba nakalimutan kong sabihin na kailangan akong
sunduin ni Manong. Patay pa ngayon ako!

Pagkatapos nun naglakad-lakad ako sa campus. And guess sino nakabangga ko
this time?

“Well, well, well...look who‟s here?” sabi ni Nicole giving that !@#$
looks.

Sarap tanggalan ng mata!

“Look say whatever you have to say and then leave me alone!” sabi ko.

“Wow kapal mo rin eh noh?” sabi nung alalay niya este best friend niyang
si Kate.

“Anong tinatawatawa mo dyan? Loka-loka!” sabi naman ni Lea.

“Kayo...nakakatawa kasi kayo eh!” sabi ko while walking away from them.

“HOY KIRSTEN LAYUAN MO SABI SI JUSTINE KO!” sigaw ni Nicole.

Wow Justine daw niya! Kapal!

“Bat sa akin mo sinasabi yan? Teka why DON‟T you just mind your own
business? Tama just mind your own business!” sabi ko.

Hindi man ako palaban eh noh? Tama lang yun sawa na kasi akong maging
mahina eh! Kaso mas mabangis pa sa leon yung dalawa, pinalo nila ako sa
likod with somewhat a wooden stick tapos kinaladkad nila ako sa girl‟s CR
kahit sumigaw ako wala ring boses na lalabas sa akin sa sobrang sakit ng
likod ko. Super sakit na napaiyak na lang ako. Yun I‟m trapped inside the
girl‟s bathroom with a hose inside it kaya eto ako basang-basa plus
masakit likod ko, hindi pa ako makalabas.

“Yan ang bagay sayo pasaway ka kasi eh!” sabi ni Nicole then narinig ko
na lang nalock yung main door sa girl‟s bathroom.

“Tulong!” I faintly shouted.

I‟m so pathetic as if may tutulong sa akin.


JT‟s P.O.V

Nagprapractice kami ng basketball with the rest of the varsity players
since uwian na ng ibang students, bigla kong nakita yung demonita I mean
si Nicole kasama nung mga alalay niya nakasmile then lumayas-layas na
sila sa school. I kept looking kung nandyan na ba yung si Kirsten kaso
wala pa rin.

“Patay ka sa akin Kirsten pagnakita kita...sabi ng wag kang tatakas eh!”

Mga dalawang oras na siguro kaming nagprapractice then umupo muna kami
nina Daniel and Aaron sa bleachers then biglang tumatakbo papunta sa amin
si Colleen. Palagay ko si Aaron kailangan nito.

“O Colleen bakit bumalik ka?” tanong ni Aaron.

“Si Kc...” sabi niya hinihingal pa siya.

Kc?

“Tinakasan lang naman niya si Justine!” sabi naman ni Daniel.

“Anong tinakasan eh wala pa siya sa kanila! Hindi rin niya sinasagot yung
phone niya” sabi niya.

Agad kong kinuha phone ko at tinawagan ko siya while papunta kaming
locker niya to see if she‟s still here.

“Phone niya yun ah!” sabi ni Colleen while we hears a cell phone ringing
in one of the lockers.

“Nandito pa siya!” sabi ni Daniel.

“Magtatatlong oras na siyang nandito? Bat hindi man siya nagpakita sa
amin o kay Justine?” sabi ni Aaron.

“Hanapin niyo siya dun, dito ako maghahanap!” sabi ko then naghiwahiwalay
kami.
After an hour of searching where the heck can she be!? Lahat kami nagkita
sa malapit sa girl‟s bathroom.

“Saan na siya?” sabi ni Aaron.

“F***!” I cuss.

Patay sa akin ang may pakana nito...

Chapter 09: I don‟t need you

“Naririnig niyo ba yun? Parang may gumagamit ng girl‟s bathroom baka
nandoon siya!” sabi ni Colleen kaya tumakbo kami dun pero LOCK?

What the...



KC‟s P.O.V



I don‟t feel so well. Parang nagiging blurry yung nakikita ko, super
lamig naman ng tubig na to straight sa akin eh ang nipis lang ng suot ko.
But then may narinig ako sa pinto. I gathered all my remaining strength
to shout.

“Tulong!” sigaw ko.



JT‟s P.O.V



“Tulong!” may sumigaw boses babae.

Boses yun ni Kirsten!

“KC!” sigaw agad ni Colleen.

“Daniel hanapin mo yung janitor then hingiin mo yung key para dito!
DALI!” sigaw ko then tumakbo agad si Daniel to get the key.

After some time nabuksan namin yung door then nakita namin yung isang
pinto may hose na nakalagay pero lock din yun. Agad kong binuksan to see
Kirsten lying down.

“KC!” sigaw nung tatlo.

Agad-agad ko siyang kinarga, tinakbo ko siya down to my car and then we
went to the hospital.

-End of P.O.V-
*Hospital*



“Kamusta na po siya?” tanong ni yaya.

“Okay na siya!” sabi ni doc sa labas ng room ko.

Pero unti-unti ko na rin minulat mga mata ko and sa loob ng room ko si
Justine lang pala nandoon.

“Gising ka na pala!”

Teka, teka I need to close my eyes again para kasing mali yung nakikita
ko eh. Okay open again, hindi eh mali pa rin. Wait lang baka naman
nananaginip lang ako.

“Baka kala mo nananaginip ka!” sabi ni Justine.

Teka sinabi ko ba yun ng pagkalakaslakas para marinig niya?

“Eh kung hindi ano ginagawa mo dito? Bat pala ako napadpad dito?” tanong
ko.

“Sira ka rin noh?” sabi niya.

Ay talaga naman!

“Pasalamat ka sa kanya linigtas ka niya AGAIN!” sabi ni Colleen kasabay
pumasok yung dalawa tska si yaya.

“Pwde na ba akong lumabas ngayon?” tanong ko with a smile.

“HINDI!” sigaw nilang lahat syempre except si Justine.

Weird kung pati siya nakisigaw-sigaw rin.

“Bukas pwde na!” sabi ni Colleen with a smile.

Smile ka dyan!

“Kc tumawag mommy mo pero hindi ko pinaalam yung nangyari!”

Buti na lang!

“Thanks po...!” sabi ko with a sad look.

“Sabi nang hindi mo bagay malungkot na mukha eh!” sabi ni Justine para
pang galit.

“EH SINO BANG NAGSABING MALUNGKOT AKO!??” sigaw ko.
“Para silang aso‟t pusa pero cute nila noh?” bulong ni Aaron kay Colleen.

“Fine whatever....sige po una na po ako!” sabi niya bigla then lumabas na
siya.

“Teka walang magbabantay sa kanya dito!” sabi ni Colleen.

Pasaway ka best friend, alam mo kung hindi lang ganito ang condition ko
ngayon baka aish pasalamat ka best friend kita!

“Oo nga naman uuwi na si yaya ikaw na lang magbantay kay Kirsten para
hindi siya mainip dito!” sabi ni Aaron.

Isa ka pang pasaway bagay talaga kayo ni Colleen.

“Sya nga naman iho...baka tumawag mommy niya at iba sa mga katulong
makasagot patay siya...!” Yaya pati ikaw nakikisama sa mga yan?

Ano ba naman to!

“Sige una na kami!” sabi ni Danile while pushing all of them out.

Eto kaming dalawa hindi nagtitinginan at hindi nagkikibuan. Shucks
nakakasira ng tenga tong katahimikan gusto kong basagin!

“If you wanna go...GO! I don‟t need you!” sabi ko.

Taray ko noh!?

“Good! KASO HINDI PWDE EH!” sigaw niya na parang kakainin niya yata ako
ng buhay kaya napalunok na lang ako.

“Right!” yun lang nasabi ko.

“Tulog ka na lang nga!” sabi niya bigla sabay upo dun sa upuan.

Kaya yun natulog na lang nga ako kasi naman ayoko ring makita yun mukha
niyang nakakatakot eh! Mga 3am nagising ako at kita kong natutulog si
Justine sa tabi ko. Wait I mean nakaupo siya sa tabi ng hospital bed ko
at nakalean yung ulo niya sa bed. Pero lam niyo gwapo siya as in wait
erase, erase! NO I shouldn‟t be thinking of those thoughts!

Kinabukasan, wala na si Justine pero at least makakalabas na ako sa
hospital pero I couldn‟t attend class kaya eto stuck ako sa room ko.
Nakuha ko pala gamit ko yesterday din from Colleen. Bumaba ako mga
maglulunch time para kumain ng lunch tapos bigla nashock kasi bat nandun
siya!? Ano na naman ginagawa niya dito!??

Chapter 10: Cutting Classes

“Anong...anong ginagawa mo...este niyo dito?” tanong ko pababa ng stairs.

“Nagpupumilit kasing pumunta dito yung is---” sabi ni Aaron kaso hanging.
“Bumibisita hindi ba pwde?” sabi ni Justine.

“Paano yung school?” tanong ko ulit.

“Cutting classes!” sabi lang ni Colleen.

“WHAT!?” sigaw ko.

“O mabuti naman at nandito kayo at sakto maglunch na kayo dito!” sabi ni
yaya.

Kaya eto kami sa dining area kumakain ng lunch. Tahimik nga namin alam
eh!

“Bat ba kayo nagcutting classes?” tanong ko.

Kulit ko noh?

“Bat ba ang kulit mo?” sabi naman ni Justine.

“Eh ano namang magagawa mo kung makulit ako!” sabi ko.

“Just zip your mouth pwde?” sabi niya.

“Hoy hindi tayo pumunta dito para lang maging aso‟t pusa na naman kayong
dalawa!” sermon ni Daniel.

“Whatever!” reply ni Justine.

“Nga pala may trip ang school next week!” sabi ni Colleen.

“Talaga saan naman?” tanong ko.

“Sa isang island!” sagot ni Aaron.

“Ah!” sabi ko lang.

“Sasama ka right?” tanong agad ni Colleen.

“Ewan ko pa!” sabi ko.

“Sama ka na para masaya!” sabi ni Daniel.

“Oo nga!” sabay sabi ni Colleen and Aaron.

“Fine!” sabi ko.

Naku naman tahimik na naman kami! Hindi ako sanay!

“Nga pala Kc naganti ka na naman dun sa may gawa sayo niyan!” nadulas na
sabi ni Aaron.
Wait...what you mean? Ginantihan niyo sina Nicole?? Holy molly lalo pa
akong patay niyan!

“Uy!” sabi ni Colleen.

“Hindi niyo na sana ginawa yun!” sabi ko.

“Bat naman? Tska wala kaming magagawa si J---”

Bat ba laging bitin yung sinasabi ni Aaron? Pero napansin kong nakatingin
siya kay Justine at siya naman nakatingin ng masama sa kanya. Ganito ba
tong magbebestfriend na to? Weird!

“Can I ask you guys a favor?” sabi ko.

“Sure what favor yun?” sabi ni Daniel.

“Ayoko!” biglang sabi ni Justine kaya napatingin silang lahat sa kanya.

“Sasabihin mo lang naman na layuan ka namin, tama ba? Pero ayoko!” sabi
niya while walking out.

Naku naman Justine bat ka ba nagkakaganyan!? Tska bat ang galing mong
magbasa ng iniisip ko!?

After that day gosh lalo pang nangingitngit sa galit yung grupo ni Nicole
sa akin. Naman kasi tong si Justine ano ba kasing nasa takbo ng isip
nitong lalaking to!? Ang hirap mareach ng utak nitong lalaking ito! Pero
eto ako nasa harap ng bulletin hindi ko nga alam why eh! Ah may audition
for cheering... sayang gusto ko sana pero wag na lang siguro.

“Sali ka ha? I heard during your H.S years cheerleader captain ka na...!”
sabi ni Jane, current cheerleader captain.

“Oo nga Kc sali ka, diba like mo ang cheerleading!” sabi naman ni Colleen
kasama sina Aaron, Justine at Daniel.

Bat mo ba sila laging kasama!?

“Kirsten think about it ok? I need you on my team!” sabi ni Jane tska na
siya umalis.

“What ba iniisip mo ha Kc? You‟re the cheerleader captain for two years
during H.S years natin...audition lang yan sigurado papasa ka no doubt
about it!” sabi ni Colleen.

“Wow cheerleading captain ka for two years?” tanong naman ni Daniel.

“I‟ll think about it!” sabi ko.

“Don‟t think dahil sasali ka talaga!” sabi ni Aaron sabay takbo kay Jane.

Sarap pumatay ng tao! Actually gustong-gusto ko kaso alam ko magtatry-out
din sina Nicole at ayokong magkasama kami sa isang field of interest
namin. Masyado kasing maliit ang space sa cheerleading para sa aming apat
eh! Hindi sa ako ang nag-iinarte pero I‟m sure ganoon na rin ang magiging
feeling ko pagsumali ako. Isa pa I don‟t want to reminisce the old times
during my cheerleading years. Para tuloy akong nahihirapan
magcheerleading ulit dahil dun!

Chapter 11: In or Out for Cheerleading

That whole afternoon hindi ako tinantanan nung tatlo about cheerleading
and biro niyo tinawagan nila si yaya para magdala ng gym clothes ko that
I usually wear for cheerleading. Ito namang si yaya pinagdala nga ako
inabot pa ng driver ko sabay sabi: Good luck sisiw lang daw sa akin!
Naman! Pero ano pa nga ba kinaladkad nila ako sa covered court while sila
nakaupo lang para manood. Sabi ko na nga ba sasali sina Nicole eh.

“Sa inyo dito pili lang ang kukunin ko at ang mga kukunin ko eh yung sure
na magagaling at hindi feeling magaling dahil hindi namin kailangan ang
mga taong mafeeling dito at yung mga maraming kaartehan!” sabi ni Jane.

Wow parang natugma yun kina Nicole ah!

“Isa pa baka isa sa mga magtatry-out ang papalit sa akin as the
cheerleading captain since last year ko na lang ito sa cheerleading so I
need someone who can handle my team at yung sigurado akong may kakayahan
at talented sa cheerleading! So shall we begin?” tanong ni Jane at lahat
sumigaw ng oo.

“Good luck swerte mo kung makuha ka!” sabi ni Nicole with a hint of evil!

“Yes sure na siyang makukuha!” sabi bigla ni Jane.

O_O

“Go KC!” sigaw nung tatlong ewan dun sa bleachers.

Sarap pag-uuntugin ulo nila pero napansin ko nakatingin lang sakin si
Justine at mantakin niyo sakin lang na parang matutunaw ako sa tingin
niya!

“Pero hindi pa siya nagtry-out unfair ka naman yata!” sabi bigla ni Lea.

“Don‟t you know whom you‟re talking too?” sabi ni May, assistant
cheerleader.

“Si Kirsten lang naman yan ah what‟s so special about her para sabihin
niyo sa aming she‟s IN already!” sabi ni Kate.

Aba naghahamon yata to ng away.

“For your information she‟s been the cheerleader captain for two
consecutive years during her H.S years and I‟ve seen some of their
performances and she‟s obviously stunning!” sabi ni Jane.

Wow never thought she saw us perform.
“And if you‟re gonna act this way better back out cause ayaw namin ng mga
maarte at maldita sa team namin!” sabi ni May kaya yun napatahimik yung
tatlo.

Pahiya kayo noh! Hahahaha sarap pala ng ganito! Sama ko noh!

“But still para naman maniwala ang mga to show us what you‟re got Ms.
Madrigal!” sabi ni Jane.

OMG!

“Go KC sisiw lang yan!” sigaw ng best friend.

Sarap i-stapler bunganga niya!

“OO nga go KC!” sigaw naman ni Aaron.

Bagay nga kayong dalawa!

Well time to warm up! I gave Nicole and her group the LOOK! I started
doing some stunts and right after kita ko naka-open bunganga nila. Wa
sila masay noh! Sana may langaw na pumasok!

“You‟re really stunning...lalo pa yata nag-iimprove ang skills mo sa
Cheerleading!” puri ni Jane pero syempre smile lang ako.

“Hmp!” sino pa nga ba kung hindi yung malditang si Nicole!

After that syempre napasok si Nicole pero hindi yung dalawang asungot na
best friend niya. Sheesh I wonder paano ako nito, I mean lagi kaming
magkikita for sure. Shucks everyday kukulo ang dugo ko nito!

“Sis ang galing mo! Walang panama sayo yung Nicole na yun!” sabi ni
Colleen.

“Oo nga I bet ikaw papalit dun sa cheerleader captain niyo!” sabi ni
Daniel.

“Nah that‟s too much for me!” sabi ko.

“Hindi kaya! You‟ve got the experience...so why not!” sabat naman ni
Aaron.

Ako naman tingin lang kay Justine kasi all this time nakatingin lang siya
sa akin pero walang imik and WALA PA DING EXPRESSION ANG MUKHA NIYA!

“Hoy wag mo naman masyadong pakatingin si JT baka malusaw siya!” sabi ni
Aaron.

Asungot ka talaga!

“Tara!” sabi bigla ni Justine sabay hatak sa akin palayo kina Aaron,
Colleen and Daniel.
“Hoy saan kayo punta!?” sigaw ni Daniel.

“Sama kami!” sigaw rin ni Aaron.

“Kirsten! KC!” sigaw naman ng best friend ko.

Pero as if kaming dalawa walang narinig. All of a sudden when everything
sank down to my brain, my heart skips a beat. Eto na naman? Ano na naman
ba tong nakakalokang feeling!?

“Let‟s have a date!” sabi bigla ni Justine while mahinahon na kaming
naglalakad side-by-side.

Teka ano daw!? Sira ba to? May lagnat ba siya?

“Wala akong lagnat at hindi rin ako sira!”

Wow! Galing niyang magbasa ng isipan ko! Freaky!

“So kung wala kang lagnat...at hindi ka rin naman sira...eh bat niyayaya
mo akong makipagdate sayo!?” tanong ko.

“Dapat ba may reason para i-date kita? Eh feel ko lang i-date ka, may
angal ka!?”

Aba naman! Pigilan niyo ko at baka masira ko tong super handsome face
niya!

“Aba ganoon!? Dahil FEEL mo lang that‟s why you‟re asking me out...aba
naman sosyal ka!” sabi ko with a very sarcastic tone.

“Aish ang dami mong say alam ko naman gusto mo rin akong kadate eh! 7pm
tonight be ready susunduin kita sa house niyo. Sige kita tayo...7pm
SHARP!” sabi niya biglang takbo paalis sa akin.

WHAT!? NO THAT CAN‟T BE! HINDI AKO PWDE!

“HOY JUSTINE BUMALIK KA DITO! HOY!”

Bakit pa nga naman ako sumigaw when I know it‟s useless. Aish nakakaloka
tong Justine na to! Masisirain ako ng bait dahil sa kanya eh!

Chapter 12: First Time

Ano pa nga ba eto ako sa kwarto trying to find out what to wear. Jeez
never thought this day would come kung saan I‟m pressure on what to wear.
Teka bat nga ba ako pressure? It‟s not like I really agreed to this date,
right? Ah bahala na I‟ll just grab me blue jean skirt, blank tank and add
accessories on.

“KC andyan na si Justine!” sabi ng yaya ko.

“Ah sige po...pa baba na rin po ako!” sabi ko with a smile.
Argh nakuha ko pang ngumiti eh noh!?

“Uy ganda mo ah pinaghandaan!”

“Yaya NO! Of course not!” sabi ko agad.

Jeez I wouldn‟t even think of preparing myself for a date with this
Justine Tan!

“Sige na alam ko maganda ka lang talaga!”

Hay naku si yaya talaga! Bahala na nga! Bumaba ako at nakita kong
nakatingin si Justine sa akin. For one minute his face got some
expressions pero right after that it faded.

“Tara!” sabi niya while dragging me out of our house into his car.

“San tayo?” tanong ko.

Pero syempre hindi siya sumagot. Hm nasasanay na rin ako kahit papaano sa
ugali nitong lalaking to! Dahil feeling ko masyadong malayo yung
pupuntahan namin, nakatulog ako.

“Hey gising!” sabi ni Justine.

“Hm oh nandito na tayo?” tanong ko.

“Oo!” sabi niya.

“Kailan pa? Ngayon lang?” tanong ko ulit.

“Hindi mga 20 minutes na!” sabi lang niya sabay iwas sa tingin ko.

“HUH!?” napasigaw ako.

It means he‟s been looking at me for the whole 20 minutes?!? OMG that‟s
so shuckers!

Nga pala nasa Mall kami, hm hindi naman pala malayo yung pupuntahan
namin. Pagod lang ako kaya ako nakatulog.

“Tara!” sabi ko this time.

Ha it‟s my turn to drag him! Kaya yun kahit hindi niya gusto wala siyang
choice. I dragged him to the ice skating rink to skate!

“Don‟t tell me someone like Justine Tan doesn‟t know how to skate!” I
teased him though he glared at me.

Jeez katakot siya!

“And who told you I can‟t skate!?”
Sus yabang!

“Then let‟s go!” sabi ko dragging him inside the rink.

NOOOOO! He does actually knows how to skate! Argh how I wish he doesn‟t
know! Ako tuloy ang napahiya! Whatever might as well enjoy it right!?

“Sinong hindi marunong magskate huh?” sabi niya skating towards me.

“Aaaaaaaah!” napasigaw ako dahil sa kanya.

I was too alarmed seeing him come towards me that I wasn‟t able to move
my a.ss off from that spot. The next thing I know we both fell pero I
don‟t know how this happened that I landed on top of him. Ah nakakahiya
to! We both opened our eyes to see such uncomfortable position we are in.
And pinakaworst I felt his lips touched mine. My eyes widen in shock but
I couldn‟t move. Even if I tell my brain to move, it doesn‟t want to
follow. Shocking… I closed my eyes and kissed him back! He took my kiss
and kissed me back. OMG what the heck am I doing!? Hindi pwde to! NO ONE
ever dare kiss me straight to the LIPS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I wanna die! KC
Die! Die! Die! Die! Rawr!


Chapter 13: Silent Treatment


After that the drive on our way home was too silent it‟s breaking my
eardrums! Hindi ko siya masigawan o sermonan. No words would want to come
out of my mouth! Ah ano bang nangyayari sa buhay ko!? Lahat na yata ng
kamalasan nakadikit dito sa Justine Tan na to kaya yata ako namamalas eh!
Eto na nakarating na rin kami sa house ko... pag ito hindi pa nakuhang
magsalita mapapatay ko talaga to!

“-_-”

Aaaaaaaaah wala man lang explanation!? OMG I really hate him! Sige ganoon
ha! Lumabas ako ng car at binagsak ko yung pinto at sabay pasok sa gate
at syempre binagsak ko rin ang gate. Hindi man ako galit sa mundo eh
noh!?

“Oh KC ok ka lang ba?” tanong ni yaya.

“OMG yaya makakapatay yata ako ng tao!” sabi ko pagalit.

“Oh easy ka lang...!” sabi ni yaya.

“Ok I need to CHILL! Kung hindi ya maluloka yata ako!” sabi ko running
straight to my room.

Salamat at two days ko ring hindi nakita si Justine since weekend. Kaso
two days din akong hindi tinantanan nung tatlo! May galit ba ang mundo sa
akin para mangyari lahat to sa akin!? Well need to face this... kailangan
pumasok eh!
“Kc!” sigaw ni Colleen kasama syempre yung tatlo.

Hindi ba pwdeng kasama mo na lang yung dalawa wag lang si Justine!?

“-_-”

“Ano ba problema niyong dalawa? Pareho kayo ng expression pagkakita namin
sa inyo! May prob ba?” tanong ni Aaron.

“...” pareho kaming hindi nagsalita.

Syempre dahil sa nature niya na yatang magwalk-out without saying
anything, yun na nga pumasok siya sa classroom without saying anything!

“Hm mukhang may LQ kayo ah!” sabi ni Daniel or more likely teasing me.

“SHUT UP!” I said shocking the three of them.

“0_0”

ganyan na ganyan ang mukha nila! Syempre ako rin walk-out ang beauty ko!

Lunch time na at still he‟s pulling that silent treatment to me. Akala mo
naman I really did want that kiss to happen. I mean I don‟t know what has
gotten into me pero God knows I didn‟t wish that kiss to HAPPEN! NOT EVEN
IN MY DREAMS NOR EVEN IN MY NIGHTMARE!

“Kc hindi mo pa ginagalaw food mo!” pansin ni Daniel.

“Wala akong gana...sige I‟ll GO ahead! Masyadong natotorete tenga ko sa
KATAHIMIKAN!” sabi ko sabay aalis.

At talagang kinarir niya ang silent treatment eh noh! Jeez he‟s such a
jerk! No a MEAN JERK!

After some time the bell rang kaso two classes namin vacant since may
emergency meeting ang mga professors namin. Eto ako lumayo-layo sa kanila
at mag-isa ngayon trying to chill myself.

“HOY KC MADRIGAL!”

uh-oh alam ko kanino boses yun! And it doesn‟t sound too good!

“WALANG HIYA KANG BABAE KA! NAPAKALANDI MO!”

*Pak*

OUCH! Ang sakit ng sampal nitong bruhang to! Eto ako ngayon nasa floor sa
gitna ng gym room hawak ang namumula kong pisngi. Bakit ba walang tao
dito to help me!? Kaso bigla nila akong pinagtatadyak. OMG napakaviolent
nila and it‟s hurting like he.ll! Sa sobrang sakit ng sipa nila napahug
na lang ako sa sarili ko still trying to protect my head. I don‟t wanna
damage my brain cells! TT_TT
“YAN ANG BAGAY SAYO DAHIL HINALIKAN MO ANG JUSTINE KO! SA AKIN LANG SI
JUSTINE AT HINDI SIYA KAILAN MAN MAGIGING SAYO!” sigaw ni Nicole sabay
tadyak sa akin for the last time.

Now my body is completely sore! Too sore that I have to focus for me to
be able to gather all my strength. JUSTINE TAN HUMANDA KA SA AKIN! YOU‟RE
SUCH A MEAN JERK!

Chapter 14: I hate you JT!

Sa awa ng diyos I was able to gather all my remaining strength and stood
still trying to find where on earth is that JERK!

“KC! Whoa anong nang---” tanong agad ni Daniel pagkakita sa akin although
I interrupted him in my anger.

“WHERE.IS.HE!?” tanong ko as tears are starting to build up in my eyes.

“May meeting kasi kaming mga varsity players...” sabi ni Daniel.

“DALHIN MO AKO SA KANYA! I NEED TO TALK TO HIM!” I said.

“Hm ok tulungan na kita!” sabi ni Aaron with a very worried looks.

Pagdating namin sa isang room, Aaron instantly went inside kaso dumating
sina Colleen and Aaron.

“KC! OMG anong nangyari sayo?” tanong ni Colleen as she started freaking
out.

“Sinong may gawa sayo nito?” tanong naman ni Aaron with a very serious
looks.

“Just call that stupid Justine for me!” sabi ko kaso may bigla kaming
narinig na upuan na bumagsak at dun mismo biglang sumulpot si Justine.

He stared at me for one moment he was surprise but then again he changed
back to that expressionless face of his.

“You jerk! Kasalanan mo lahat to *hick*! Simula nang nakabangga kita
*hick* lahat na yata ng *hick* kamalasan sa mundong to eh dumikit sa
akin! I regret ever meeting you *hick*! You‟re my *hick* WORST NIGHTMARE!
You‟re even *hick* the biggest Jerk I‟ve known *hick*! How dare you tell
them *hick* about that stupid kiss pero *hick* hindi mo man lang nakuhang
*hick* magpaliwanag sa akin!? You‟re playing games with me, *hick* right?
So fine *hick* I‟m through with your games! Just get the he.ll out of my
life!” I said as tears flow off my eyes as everyone‟s eyes widen.

“I HATE YOU EVEN THOUGH I THINK I‟M FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU PERO NOW AS
I THINK OF IT I DON‟T EVEN THINK I‟M FALLING FOR YOU AND IT‟LL BE A SIN
IF I DO SO FALL IN LOVE TO A MEAN JERK LIKE YOU! I HATE YOU TOO MUCH THAT
I DESPISED YOU! I DON‟T WANNA SEE YOU EVER IN MY LIFE! GO TO THAT BIT.CH
OF YOURS! BAGAY NAMAN KAYO!” I shouted while I took all the courage to
run away in pain.
“Kc!” sigaw ni Colleen sabay takbo.

Justine Tan I hate you! I hate you! You‟re worst! I despised you! Why do
I have to suffer so much that it hurts me like crap!

“Kc wait!” sigaw ni Colleen kaya napahinto na rin ako dahil pagod na
pagod ako!

Napadpad kami sa likod ng school dun sa bench at ginamot ni Colleen ang
mga sugat ko. Mas marami ang pasa!

“Oww!” I whined.

“Kaya ba tahimik kayo dahil dun sa---”

“I don‟t want to talk about it anymore! It‟s past! From now on Justine
Tan is one of those that I despised!” sabi ko.

“Pero---”

"Sis wag ka nang humirit!"

“Pero sis kailangan kong humirit eh!”

Pasaway talaga!

“You know I just wanna rest! I'm too tired to hear whatever you've got to
say and I WON'T WASTE TIME HEARING ABOUT THAT MEAN JERK! Isa pa pagod ako
kakasalita at sa sobrang embarrassment ko now gusto ko na lang umuwi!”

“Pero si Jus--- I mean sino susundo sayo?”

“OMG NO!”

“BAKIT?” she freaked out.

“Kailangan ko nga palang makita si Jane! Gosh sana hindi pa siya
nakakauwi!” sabi ko.

“Jeez...samahan na kita!”

“No it's ok. May lakad ka today right?”

“Naman...how can I forget that! Sorry sis!” Ha buti ako hindi ko
naforget.

“Ok lang!”

Chapter 15: I like you! No I love you!


Eto kinuha ko gamit ko sabay lakad ng super hina while looking all over
the school for Jane. May naririnig akong nagbubulungan over an empty room
dahil sa super curious ako dahil mukhang galit ang mga tao dun, I peep in
my surprise I saw Justine with Nicole.

“HOY KIRSTEN MADRIGAL! WATCH THIS!” sabi ni Nicole with a very angry eyes
as she suddenly kiss Justine.

Tama bang magulat tong lalaking to as if naman he doesn't like it. Jeez
why do it in front of me! Pero dahil tanga yata ako, I stared and watch
till after some seconds Justine pulled away and pushed her hard till she
reach the floor.

“KC you don't understand---”

What I don't understand? Grabe laking sinungaling talaga nitong Justine
Tan na to! I really won't stand this boy!

“SAVE.IT! I don't even bother listening. Isa pa bagay naman talaga kayo
and the kiss you both made, gosh it's so darn hot. Mine? It was just
crappy since it didn't meant anything after all. Oh yeah sorry naka-
istorbo ako sa inyo...tuloy niyo lang whatever you two are doing I'm off
anyways!” sabi ko before I leaving I made sure to catch Justine's
expression.

Nakayuko lang siya...aba sosyal marunong din naman pala siyang maguilty
eh noh. But whatever I'm so through with his games! Kaya walk out ang sis
niyo!

Sinundo ako ng driver ko tapos straight ako sa room ko and I locked it
para di ako makita ng yaya ko. I took a warm bath, quickly checked my
mails and then I turned off my phone dahil alam ko di ako titigilan ni
Colleen tska na rin yung dalawang best friend ni Justine. We were
actually close pero dahil may Justine baka malimit ko na lang makasama
yung dalawa. Pero right after I went to bed not knowing it started
running so hard. I was also unaware Justine followed me from school to
house and that he stood outside in the pouring rain with me knowing it.

I woke up around 10:15 and that's when I notice na umuulan ng pagkalakas-
lakas sabay ng malakas ng hangin. But then first thing I grab still lying
in the bed was my phone. As soon as I opened it, I had 20 missed calls
and 15 new messages and guess who it all came from...of course the Mean
Jerk, Justine Tan. Gosh why does he bother so much about it!? I tried to
delete all the 12 new messages and ignore the missed call nung nanotice
ko the last three messages in my phone were: 'KC please hear me
out...Hihintayin kita sa labas ng bahay niyo whatever happens!' OMG sira
ba siya? Kaya eto ako dali-daling bumaba not even giving a care that I
just got hurt. I got hold of an umbrella sabay labas.

“Grabe ano na naman kaya tong pakana niya? Feeling niya drama to eh noh?
*I went out to see no one* Aish KC you're really stupid! As if naman
maghihintay yun!” bulong ko while going back kaso pagtalikod ko nasa
likod ko lang pala siya.

Grabe kung may sakit ako sa puso kanina pa ako inataki sa takot at gulat!
“A-anong gi-ginagawa mo dito? Sira ka ba?” sabi ko with a very annoyed
looks.

“Oo sira na nga yata ako!”

O_o Ano ba naman to? Scripted ba to oh ano? Nakakaloka tong scene na to!
Hindi naman kami artista para magemote ng ganito eh noh? Iba talaga trip
nitong lalaking to kaya hindi kami click eh!

“I think I'm crazy because I like you! No I love you! Yung nakita mo
kanina...I was trying to make it clear to her that I.DON'T.LOVE.HER! Sure
I'm not the type of boy to show clear feelings. I'm not even good at
expressing my real feelings to a girl. KC you're the first girl that I
exerted effort just to be with you. You're even the first girl I ever
kissed back. The kiss with you wasn't crappy and it meant everything to
me! Yeah you see me as the biggest mean jerk alive...sure I'm a jerk
because I can't even show it clearly how much you mean to me! Pero
Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal...I honestly love you”

What the...

“You love me? Chi yeah right! *giving a small unbelievable smile* I told
you I'm not playing any of your games anymore. The pain and disaster you
brought to my life is enough already and you want to add more to it?
Justine Tan malas ka sa buhay ko. Lahat na yata ng sakit at hirap eh
naranasan ko in a very short time being with you. Yeah sure I did like
you pero good thing I didn't love you. Meeting you and learning to like
you was the greatest mistake I've ever done. I wish you never existed or
at least the person with the name Justine Tan didn't exist in my life! I
hate you so much that I can't stand seeing you so PLEASE get the heck out
of my life and don't bother me anymore! Hindi na kita gustong makita pa
EVER!” sabi ko while tears drift in my eyes.

Pero syempre mabait pa rin naman ako and I hand him the umbrella and I
went inside running to my room. Gawd this got to be my very worst
nightmare. Can I just wake up now? Hindi ko kasi carry to eh! I'm not
that strong to handle such case...pero honestly...I did learn to like
Justine for real. I even see myself being his girlfriend. Gosh how crazy
can I be to think that way! Buti na lang as early as now I see his true
colors before things gets worst than this! OMG laki yata ng kasalanan ko
para mangyari lahat to sa akin!

Chapter 16: Oh bother!


OMG today nga pala ang outing namin sa Palawan by the way. Nakalimutan
kong magkwento about that since masyadong maraming nangyari sa buhay ko
for the past days.

"KC hinihintay ka na nila sa baba!" sabi ni yaya.

NILA?? Gosh don't tell me kasama si Justine dun sa NILA??

"Si-sinong nila ya?" I nervously ask.
"Eh di sina Colleen kakaiba nga eh kasi yung dalawang boys lang nandito
wala yung may gusto sayo!"

Phew thank god wala siya!

"May sakit daw siya eh!" dagdag ni yaya.

O_O ano daw! Justine Tan may sakit!? Aba naman...argh kailangan ko nang
bumaba at least walang Justine Tan sa outing namin dahil wala ring Nicole
na magagalit sa akin. Teka kay Nicole na pala siya...sira talaga ako!

"TARA!" sabi agad ni Daniel sabay hatak sa akin while Aaron carries my
stuff.

Jeez katakot naman sila! Masyado silang serious ngayong araw na to!

"Saan? Malelate na tayo!" sabi ko with a tense tone.

"Susunduin lang natin si Justine!"

OMG TT^TT

"Ah sige magpapadrive na lang ako sa driver ko!"

kaso no way nila akong pakakawalan since nasa loob na rin ako ng car eh!

"HINDI! Alam namin what happen between you two kaya pagpasensyahan mo na
kami if we act like this. Gusto lang namin kayong magkaayos!" sabi ni
Daniel sabay patakbo ng car niya.

Eh ano pa nga ba tikom bibig ko! At eto na rin kami sa house ni Justine
he's unfortunately waiting for us already kaso pagbukas niya ng car
nashock siya pagkakita sa akin. TEKA may sakit siya right?? Ah alam niyo
pa kung anong masama ako nasa gitna!! Pareho kaming no choice!

"Sorry!" sabi lang niya sabay tingin sa labas ng window.

Syempre this time ako naman ang may silent mode! Magkakastiff neck yata
ako dito! Nakatingin lang ako sa harap at sa left...di ako makatingin sa
right mas magandang sabihin AYOKONG tumingin to the right!

"Sis magkakastiff neck ka niyan kung dalawang direction lang ang
tinitignan mo!"

Pasaway!

"10 minutes na lang naman eh OK LANG!"

Napansin ko lang nakapikit mata niya teka kasasabi ko lang hindi ako
titingin dahil ayokong tumingin to the right and now I'm actually looking
to the right more likely looking straight to JT's face.

"Nandito na tayo!" sabi ni Daniel.
Nandun na yung mga classmates namin plus professors. Pinalinya kami boys
and girls according to height. Jeez parang elementary eh noh! Sabi daw
magkakapartner kami all throughout this trip. Meaning may kapartner kami
for the whole 3 days! Wish ko lang si Colleen kapartner ko!

"Ms. Madrigal your partner will be..."

Sinundan ko siya since she'll lead me to my partner unfortunately and
UNEXPECTEDLY nagstop siya sa harap ni O_O JUSTINE TAN.

"You're together with Justine Tan!"

OMG! OMG! OMG! And a million freaking times OMG! Ah wait lang buti wala
yung grupo ng pasaway?? Argh whatever! Wala nga sila stuck naman ako
together with Justine.

"It's meant para magkabati kayong dalawa!" sabi ni Aaron.

Sarap upakan!

We reach Palawan pero it's not exaclty our destination dahil may island
near Palawan kaming pupuntahan at yun na nga nandito na kami sa mga
designated rooms namin. Room mate ko si Colleen next door sina Daniel,
Aaron and Justine. Ang ganda ng view dito since it's around 5pm sarap
tignan!

"KC!"

"Hm?"

"Since wala tayong mga food pwdeng bumili kayo ni Justine ng makakain
chips, chocolate and soda...may boat na darating dito...please sis!"

Kung alam ko lang masamang plano niyo nito eh!

"No choice ka dahil hinihintay ka na ni Justine!"

O_O

Eh dahil sira na nga rin yata   utak ko edi pumunta na ako dun sa boat. Si
Justine nakaupo sa dulo while   ako sa kabilang dulo ng boat. Seriously bat
pa siya sumama kung may sakit   siya? (Her mind talking to herself: concern
ka naman) Di noh! (Uy aminin)   DI NGA EH! Argh sira na talaga ako sarili
ko kinakausap ko!??

Eto na mga sis ko nakarating na rin kami sa destination namin. Pero we
both decided to eat dinner na here. YES nag-usap kami pero really short
talks and replies. In short we're so like a complete stranger well more
likely ganoon ako sa kanya.

"Anong oras aalis yung last boat?"

"8pm"
See ganyan kaikli reply ko!

Pagkatapos naming kumain straight kami sa grocery store. Aba naman wala
yatang balak mamili ng pagkain tong lalaking to? Pero syempre after 89
years natapos rin kaming mamili.

"Kc anong oras na?"

"7:40"

OMG wala nang boat?? Paanong? Sabi ko na nga ba may masamang plano yung
mga yun eh!

"Anong gagawin natin ngayon? We're stuck here?" I hysterically ask.

"Yup we're stuck here! Don't think I planned this. Out ako sa mga plano
nung tatlo yun!"

"OH BOTHER!"

"We need to find a place to stay for the night!"

TT^TT

"Ano pa nga ba!"

Grabe namin pag ako nakarating sa island na yun patay yung tatlong yun sa
akin! Humanda sila!

Chapter 17: Second chance


Sa wakas sa kakalakad namin nakahapan din kami ng hotel. Don't even ask
how long we've been walking. Kung bati lang kami nito kanina pa ako
nagsasasalita sa inis. Or sana kanina pa ako dada ng dada dahil I'm so
dead bored while walking kaso di kami bati eh!

"We're sorry there's only one room available with only one bed in it!"

Grabe naman why do we have to end up in such cases? Talaga bang ganito
ako kamalas pagkasama ko tong lalaking to?

"Sige we'll take it just for one night!"

Oo nga naman wala rin kaming choice instead sa kalye kami matulog edi
dito na lang airconditioned pa!

"Room 562"

Pagkarating namin sa room namin pareho lang kaming nakatayo at
nananahimik.

"You can have the bed dun na lang ako sa sofa!"
Aba pinaguilty pa ako lalo eh noh!

"No you can have the bed ako na lang sa sofa!"

Mapride sis niyo eh!

"Fine!"

Aish sana kasi hindi ko na lang tinutulan eh! >.<

Hindi ako makatulog kaya yun nakatingin lang ako sa window. Kaso syempre
hindi ko rin matake na hindi tignan yung mokong na yun. Sarap tulog niya
dahil sa kama siya syempre! Pero teka super naman siya pagpawisan. OMG
may sakit nga pala siya!
I instantly went to look at him. I touch his forehead and gosh it's
burning like crap! I search for a towel and thank god meron naman. Tapos
binasa ko with a warm water and linagay ko sa forehead niya. I went down
to ask for a medicine and a water. Pagdating ko nakagising siya though he
looks really sick. Guilty tuloy ako!

"Hindi mo na kailangan na gawin to!" he said so plainly without any hint
of upset, sorry or even coldness.

"Eto take this medicine!" sabi ko sabay abot ng medicine sa kanya kaso
instead na yung gamot yung hawakan niya eh yung kamay ko yung hinawakan
niya!

"KC..."

"Please whatever you've got to say...just save it and rest na lang pwde?"

"I can't" sabi niya sabay sa paglet go niya ng kamay ko.

"Justine!" napasigaw ako ng konti while sitting down in the bed in my
upset.

Super kasi ang pagkastubborn nitong lalaking to eh! Pasaway rin siya!

"Please hear me out, will you? After this sige you can say whatever you
want to say and I'll accept it but before you tell me to stay away from
you...hear me our, please?"

Ano pa nga ba?

"Fine as long as pagkatapos nito you'll rest and this topic is over as
well, ok?" sabi ko and so he nodded.

"KC I'm not playing any games with you. I'm serious when I told you I
love you. Yeah I was the biggest jerk after that kiss because you're the
only girl I ever kissed back. The kiss with you made me feel so strange
and it made me turn into a complete mean jerk. The feelings I have for
you whenever you're with me, it's something I've been wanting to feel and
you were the one who was able to make me feel that..."
Wow madrama rin pala tong lalaking to! I'm so touch na naiiyak na ako
right now!

"KC mahal kita...hindi ko alam kung kailan ko to naramdaman pero isa lang
ang alam ko...I'm going crazy right now dahil mahal na mahal kita. Hindi
ko alam kung anong gagawin ko kung wala ka. I can't take it when you cry
dahil lalo lang akong nasasaktan. All I ever wanted is to make you
happy...sorry kasi hindi kita naprotektahan. Sorry rin dahil lahat na
yata ng kamalasan mo eh nangyari since you met me. I'm really sorry! I
know and I'm not even sure of this pero KC...can you give me a second
chance? Second chance to prove my love for you!"

Ahhhh super buhos na ng mga luha ko. Pero eto siya he's wiping it all.
Ano ba naman to!

"I guess their plan did work after all..."

"So you mean..."

"OO I'm willing to give you a second chance" sabi ko kaso bigla niya
akong hinug sa sobrang saya niya.

"Teka you should rest na may sakit ka pa eh!"

"Ok na ako...you're the only one I need para gumaling ako!"

Aba ang corny niya!

"Yeah, yeah, ok!" sabi ko with a smile tapos siya naman gusto kiss binato
ko nga ng pillow...muahahahaha!

Chapter 18: yes I'm jealous!


Kinabukasan maaga kaming umalis para naman paggising ng mga teachers
namin eh nandun na kami. To our surprise maaga rin naghihintay best
friends namin.

"Ei...let's pretend hindi pa tayo ok, ok?" sabi ko with a smile habang
papalapit kami sa kanila.

"Sure sabi mo eh!"

"Ei alam naman we were so bad to set you two up together...sorry na!"
sabi agad ng sis ko.

"Teka hindi...hindi pa ba kayo ok?" tanong ni Aaron.

"Mukha bang ok kami?" sabi ko with a very serious and angry face sabay
walk out.

"Hindi pa talaga kayo ok?" bulong ni Daniel.
"Hindi pa...lalo niyo lang pinalala!" napalakas na sabi ni Justine sabay
sunod sa akin.

Puahahahahahaha sarap ng ganito!

Naligo at nag-ayos na ako bago ang lahat lahat. After an hour pumasok sa
room si Justine tapos na rin siyang naligo. Gwapong-gwapo nga niya eh!

"Uhm official na tayo di ba?"

"Mukha ba hindi? Teka ayaw mo?"

"Hindi ah! Gustong-gusto ko nga eh!"

"TEKA AKALA KO MAGKAGALIT PA KAYO!"

"Hahahaha hindi noh! Nakatrip lang kaming lokohin kayo kanina! Ganda nga
ng mga expressions niyo eh! Sarap panoorin!"

*Boink*

"Sira! Pinakaba mo kami! Alam mo bang hindi na nga naman alam kung paano
kayo pagbabatiin tapos lolokohin niyo pa kami!"

Teka tama bang sapukin ako kahit hindi man masakit?

"Sige na...sorry na!"

"Colleen sorry...dude sorry!"

"Ayos na sa amin yun basta mamaya humanda kayo!" banta ni Daniel sabay
smila kay Colleen and Aaron.

"Ano to revenge time?"

"Yup ganoon na nga! Sige mag-enjoy kayong dalawa ngayon...resbakan
mamaya!"

"Tignan mo mga yun parang sira!" sabi ko kaso hindi ko na napansin na
nakatingin sa akin si Justine the whole time with a smile.

Tapos papalapit na siya ng papalapit lalo tuloy bumibilis tibok ng dibdib
ko.

"Ju-justine...bakit?"

Hindi siya sumagot masyado siyang malapit na I can feel his breathing.
Kinakabahan ako na ewan! My eyes were locked with his eyes. Grabe mata pa
lang niya nakakamatay na. Parang ang daming gustong sabihin ng mata niya
tska pansin ko singkit pala mata niya! Hindi maliit na singkit yung
tamang-tama lang na singkit. Super cute nga eh!

"Kc tandaan mo mahal kita *sabay haplos sa pisngi ko* at ikaw lang ang
babae para sa akin!" sabi niya filled with sincerity in his voice.
Super nakakatouch! Nawala na tuloy yung kaba ko...

"Alam mo kahit na you're a jerk to me...you're still one sweet mean jerk!
No wonder I'm falling in love with a mean jerk like you even more!"

"Yup I'm your mean jerk...pero next time wala ng mean...tska sana wala na
ring jerk...sana maging falling in love with you justine tan na lang!"
sabi niya kaya tawa ako ng konti.

"Papayagan na sana kitang i-kiss mo ko kahit smack kaso sinira mo yung
ambience eh!" sabi ko with a smile sabay layo sa kanya.

"Argh! Pero ok lang...at least you're mine!"

"Sige na tama na ang kasweetan...let's go have fun!" sabi ko sabay hawak
sa kamay niya.

Maghapon naming ginawa yung mga exercise na binigay sa amin. Nakakapagod
na nakakaenjoy! Eto kami at time for bonding time. Nagset sila ng bonfire
kaya halos lahat nandon pero yung iba naghahanda pa ng food. Syempre dun
muna ako sa food kasi gutom na ako. Saktong kukunin ko na yung mineral
water ng may kamay na humawak sa akin. Napatingin ako kaya bigla niyang
tinanggal.

"Sorry hindi ko alam na kukunin mo pala yan..." sabi ni Gerald, classmate
ko in two classes.

"Sus ayos lang...sayo na hindi naman ako gaanong uhaw eh!"

Justine's P.O.V

Napatingin ako dun sa food corner kasi ang tagal ni KC nang mapansin ko
may lalaking humawak ng kamay niya kaya bigla akong napatayo.

"Pare san punta mo?"

"DYAN LANG MAGPAPALAYAS LANG AKO NG MASAMANG HANGIN SA TABI TABI"

"O Justine!"

Buti naman pinansin mo ko.

"Hmp!"

"Teka galit ka ba? Bakit?"

HINDI MAN SLIGHT LANG!

"HINDI! BAT NAMAN AKO MAGAGALIT?"

"Ah excuse me...sige Kc sayo na yung mineral water, sorry ulit!"

"Buti nga umalis ka na!" bulong ko.
"Ano? You know you're acting weird!"

"Ako pa ngayon ang weird?"

"Teka don't tell me pinagseselosan mo si Gerald dahil magkasama kami?"

"..."

"Uy tinatanong kita!"

Aish!

"Yes I'm jealous!"

Chapter 19: Too bad

Flashback:

"Ano? You know you're acting weird!"

"Ako pa ngayon ang weird?"

"Teka don't tell me pinagseselosan mo si Gerald dahil magkasama kami?"

"..."

"Uy tinatanong kita!"

Aish!

"Yes I'm jealous!"

----

Ano daw? Selos siya dahil lang dun? Wow naman hindi ko tuloy mapigilan na
ngumiti. Si Justine Tan...seloso? Hahahahaha pero in fairness cute naman
siyang magselos!

"Anong nakakatawa?"

"Ikaw!" sabi ko sabay tawa ng konti.

"Bahala ka na nga! Ang gulo mo kausap!"

Ay lalo ko yata napainit ulo niya. Kasi naman mainitin ulo niya tska
seloso pa.

After that almost kaming lahat nandun sa bonfire, syempre hindi sa akin
tumabi si Justine kaya ako alone ako since magkakatabi sina Colleen,
Aaron, Daniel and Justine tapos kaharap ko si Gerald. Nagkaroon kami ng
game kung saan bubunot ka ng isang task na gagawin namin. Eh ang kaso
turn ko nang bumunot...at alam niyo kung anong kailangan kong gawin?
"Uy KC what nabunot mo?" tanong ng isa kong classmate.

"Uhm...pwde bang magpass"

"Ano ba kasing nabunot mo sis? Bat ayaw mo pang sabihin?!"

"Ako na nga magbabasa!" sabi ni Daniel sabay agaw dun sa papel na nabunot
ko.

Aish!

"Too Bad: Mag...*tumingin kay Justine sabay lunok* two piece...tska..."

see it's not easy! Lalo na kung masama ang tingin ni Justine parang hindi
mo na matuloy yung sasabihin! Kahit is Daniel nakita nag pressure sa
kahit babasahin niya lang bakit kasi yun pa ang nabunot ko.

"Tska?" tanong nga lahat except sa group namin.

"Tska...i, *lunok* i-ki-kiss sa...sa... *tingin ulit kay Justine* lips
only within 5 seconds ang taong kaharap mo...*tingin ulit kay Justine*"

Lalong sumama ang tingin ni Justine considering galit pa siya about yung
kanina with Gerald tapos nasakto pang si Gerald kaharap ko.

"Uhm pwde bang ako na lang pumili dun sa kiss part? Ok na mag...uhm
*still reluctant* two piece pero pwde bang ako na lang mamili dun sa
kiss? Sige na please!" I beg them mukha namang oo sila kaso nabad trip
yata si Justine kaya pa-walk out drama niya.

"PWEDE BANG SI JUSTINE TAN NA LANG DUN SA KISS?" sigaw ko para marinig
niya.

Nagulat almost silang lahat pati si Justine napatingin sa akin. Instead
of kissing someone else why not just my boyfriend, diba? At least yung 5
seconds na yung para sa kanya hindi pa siya magseselos, di ba?

"Sige!" sigaw naman ng marami.

Since nakasuot na sa akin ang two piece ko which I didn't intentionally
would want to show them, eh napilitan na rin lang ako...tinanggal ko na
yung sleeveless ko tska yung shorts ko. Tapos lumapit ako kay Justine
lahat naman sila 'uuuuuuuuuuyyyyyy' tska before pa ako pagmasdan ng mga
boys...bigla sumigaw si Justine ng...

"Hoy pagmay nakita akong matang nakatitig kay KC lagot kayo!" banta ni
Justine kaya napasmile ako.

Kaharap ko na siya nagsmile ako sa kanya siya naman nakatingin lang sa
akin.

"Sorry na kanina..." sabi ko sabay kiss sa kanya.

"uuuuuuuuuyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" sabi niya super lakas ng mga boses nila.
"Siguro naman ok na yun as my sincere sorry" sabi ko dahil hello it
wasn't just a 5 seconds kiss but more like a deep kiss that lasts minutes
I think?

"Hindi naman talaga ako galit...selos lang ako kanina!" sabi niya kaya
yun ok na kami at agad rin naman akong nagbihis ulit ayoko ngang nakatwo
piece all night!

Chapter 20: Sam! You're Back!

Hay   natapos ang isang linggo and everything is going smooth between me
and   Justine. Ang dami niyang kalokohan na nakatago pero pure sweetness
ang   invovle sa mga pakulo niya! I'm here sa covered court together with
the   other cheerleaders for our weekly practice pero since wala sina jane
and   may, ako daw and inatasan i-handle sila.

"Ok guys let's just do some warm-up exercise, shall we?"

"Sige!" sang-ayon ng lahat except Nicole.

"Kung magwawarm-up exercise lang naman pala tayo alis na ko!"

"Fine! Kapag nagperform tayo ng mga stunts and you didn't do great don't
blame me!" I warned her.

"Hayaan mo na KC! Nakakawalan lang ng oras ang kagaya niya!" sabi naman
ni Ate Honey, she's from higher years kaya ate tawag ko sa kanya.

"Hmp!" sambit ni Nicole sabay aalis.

We didn't bother her. We did what we have to do and so after nun
nagpahinga na kami pero lahat kami nasa covered court pa rin at saktong
magpapractice na team nina Justine sa basketball kaya we're the ones who
need to sit sa bleachers.

"Uy wala man lang good luck kiss?"

Naku...

"Nge! Eh practice lang naman to ah! Tska lam ko naman magaling eh!
Galingan mo! I'll be watching! Later na kiss mo pagnakita kong magaling
ka, ok?" sabi ko with a smile kaya naman he pinch my right cheek.

"Ang cute mo talaga! Geh lam ko naman makukuha ko yung kiss ko eh! Ako
pa! Galing ko yata sa basketball!"

Grabe! Wala eh mahal ko lang talaga!

"Sige na they're waiting for you oh!" sabi ko pointing kina Daniel and
Aaron who are waiting patiently as well as their our team mates.

Nagstart na sila sa warm up nila. Una padribble-dribble may matching
papasa-pasa pa eh. Hanggang they started playing yung shoot na sa ring.
Eh saktong na kay Justine yung ball nung may nag-approach sa akin.
Tinakpan nung person na yun yung mga mata ko.

"Hulaan mo sino to?"

OMG! SAM!?

Nak ng...sino na naman yun? The last time si Gerald and now mas touchy
tong katabi niya! Sino kaya tong lalaking to sarap itapon yung bola
straight sa ulo niya!

"SAM?"

"Yup! I'm back!"

Agad ko siyang hinug not aware na nakatingin pala sa amin si Justine.

"OMG! SAM! You're back! Grabe na miss kita!"

"Syempre ako rin!"


Justine's P.O.V

Aba naman...hinug pa niya! Nakakakulo ng dugo pagmasdan. Masaya pa niyan
siya noh? Hinug na nga niya tapos nakasmile pa siya at worst nangyari
lahat to sa mismong harap ko!

"Uy pare ok ka lang? Para kang papatay ng tao ah!"

Kung pwde lang nga bakit hindi!

"Oo nga naman pare...kung makatitig ka parang kung ang titig eh
nakakamatay...siguro namatay na yung tinitignan mo ngayon. Sino nga ba
tinitig---"

"Let's keep practicing!" sabat ko agad.

Every time nasa akin ang ball hindi ko mashoot. Shucks! Ngayon lang yata
to nangyari in history na sunod-sunod hindi ako nakakashoot.

"Dude anong problema mo? You're not into the game are you?"

"Mukha bang I'm into the game?"

-End of the P.O.V-

Natapos na yung practice nina Justine kaya masaya ko siyang nilapitan
together with Sam. Kaso nung nakita niya ako bigla siyang umalis with a
very disappointed and angry looks.

"Napaano siya?"
"Ewan para yatang may problem siya. First time in a row na hindi
nakashoot!" sabi ni Aaron in a worried tone.

"Teka sino siya?" tanong naman ni Daniel.

"Alam mo baka he misinterpreted what he saw earlier kasi kanina pa siya
tingin ng tingin sa atin eh!"

Baka nga!

"Oi Sam kita na lang tayo later...geh gotta ko!"

Justine's P.O.V

Tama bang salubungin kami together with that darn boy? Lalo tuloy
kumukulo dugo ko eh!

"Justine!" sigaw ni KC kaso di ko pinapansin.

"Justine! Wait lang!"

nagstop ako and turn around to caught a glimpse of her.

"You misinterpreted whatever you saw earlier"

ako naman laging mali sa mga ganitong situation right?

"..."

Buti pa wag nang sumagot baka lalo lang kami mag-away

"Wala ka man lang bang sasabihin? You don't trust me do, you?"

"KC I do...it's just that..."

"When you learn to fully trust me, tell me...because starting today I'll
be waiting for that day to come when you're rest assured you're the only
one inside my heart!" sabi niya sabay alis.

Nagseselos lang naman ako, hindi kaya niya yun makita?

Chapter 21: Hoho you're dead!

Pag-uwi ko nakita ko si Sam nakaupo sa balcony sa second floor waiting
for me I guess. Nakakamiss tong taong to! Hindi lang sa gwapo na siya eh
super bait pa! Swerte nga ng magiging girlfriend nito eh.

"Uy sam waiting for me?"

"Ano ok na kayo ng bf mo?"

"How did you know he's my boyfriend?"
"Ano ka ba couz! Matagal-tagal na rin nung nakita kitang nagkaganun.
Swerte nung lalaking yun sayo sana lang alam niyang pahalagahan at
mahalin ka ng todo!"

"Alam mo miss na miss kita para kita kasing kapatid eh!" sabi ko tska
niya ako inakbayan at ginulo niya buhok ko like when we were still kids
fooling around.

***

I went to KC's house para magpasorry dahil may point siya pero takot lang
kasi akong iwan at ipagpalit niya ako sa iba kaya lang ganun ako kanina.
Pero what I didn't expect to see is yung busit na lalaking yung nakaakbay
sa kanya while messing her hair at mukha pa siyang masaya about that.

"Kc what's happening? Kakastart lang ng relationship nating, does it have
to end so soon?" tanong ko sa sarili ko while watching them.

Umalis lang ako ng tahimik. I went to Double X Club (A/N: gawa-gawa ko
lang po tong club na to) club nga pala to para sa mga teenagers from 15
hanggang 23 yrs. old lang ang allowed. May live band, kantahan and food
na rin at pwde rin ang inuman dito pero stricted lang sa mga age 18
pataas. It's really a great club unlike those dirty public clubs!

"Ui pare bat nandito ka?"

"Pare isa ngang San Mig light" sabi ko dun sa bartender ignoring Daniel's
words.

"Anong problema niya?" narinig kong tanong ni Colleen.

"Parang alam ko na...about KC noh?"

"Pwde manahimik na lang kayo?" I replied with a hint of coldness in my
words sabay inom ng san mig light nang biglang magring ang phone ni
Colleen.

"Oh sis? *tumingin siya sa akin* ows talaga? Grabe I wanna see him too!
Talaga lang ha dadami na naman ang gwapo sa school natin!"

Nananadya ba siya o ano? Nakakapikon!

"Si KC yun?" usisang tinanong ni Aaron.

"OO! Kasama nga daw niya si Sam!"

Sam pala ha!

"Yung sam na nasa bahay nila ngayon?"

"Nameet mo na cousin niya?"

WHAT THE HECK!??
"HA?" I instantly freak out.

"Bakit?" sabay-sabay nilang tanong.

"Cou-cousin ni KC yung Sam na yun?"

"Oo! Kung nakita mo silang magkaakbay at si Sam ginugulo hair ni KC si
Sam nga yun. Naging habit na nilang dalawa yun simula nung bata pa sila.
Si Sam eh parang kapatid na ni KC yun!"

Anak ng tokwa't baboy! Ang laki ng kasalanan ko kay KC!

"Anong kasalanan mo kay KC? Don't tell me pinagselosan mo pinsan niya?"

ganun ba kalakas boses ko?

"Oo ganun kalakas! Now answer my question!"

wow at least 35% pasado siyang maging female version ko!

"Oo eh!"

"Sira!" sermon ni Colleen.

"Hoho you're dead dude!" asar pa ni Daniel.

"Shut up!"


Chapter 22: Are you kidding me?

Pumasok ako sa school kasama si Sam, nakapag-enroll na siya hindi ko man
alam. Every girls and boys were looking whispering 'did she dumped JT o
kaya naman JT dumped her' others go 'wow ang cute nilang dalawa' grabe
sarap upakan lahat!

"Nga pala COUZ pareho tayo ng schedule. Sabi ko kasi ipareho tayo ng
schedules!" sabi niya ng malakas at pinaka-emphasis niya pa ang word na
COUZ.

"Ngek! Cousins pala sila kaya pala eh! Gwapo naman niya!"

"Tara na nakakabad trip dito sa corridor!"

The whole day walang Justine na gumugulo sa akin. Jerk! Akala siguro niya
nasa stage na kami ng break-up.

"Excuse, dito po ba si Ms. Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal?" tanong ng isang
boy standing in our doorways holding a bouquet of flowers.

Napatingin kaming lahat pati na ang prof namin, buti ang class namin eh
homeroom.

"Yes there is!" sabi ng prof namin.
"There's a bouquet of red roses address to her name!"

Eh? Sa akin?

"Wow ang sweet ng nagbigay! Sino kaya?" bulong ng couz ko.

"Che! Siguro nang-iinis lang ang nagbigay nito!"

Tumayo ako para kunin yung bouquet of flower at in fairness ang cute ng
wrapper niya at ang cute ng pagkaka-arrange din may nakalagay na 'I'.

"Shall we continue, Ms. Madrigal?"

Oh shucks nakatingin lahat sila. Kahiya to!

"Certainly Ma'am!" sabi ko agad upo sa seat ko.

After 10 minutes, another bouquet of flowers came to be given to me at
ngayon naman white roses syempre tumayo ako para kunin yun ngayon naman
may nakalagay na LOVE dun sa wrapper. Another 10 minutes at same method
kaso pink roses naman ngayon at nakalagay YOU.

"I love you?" I mumbled in curiosity.

After 30 minutes three bouquet of flowers came again. Red that says
Sorry, Yellow that says Na and Orange that says Please?

"Ms. KC Madrigal, care to explain this? Six bouquet of flowers in one
hour? Ano to?" curious na tanong ng prof namin.

"Ma'am kilig nga po eh!" sabat naman ng cousin ko.

Anong kilig dun? Nakakaloka nga eh! Six bouquet of flowers? Ano yun award
winning? Hindi pa ako patay para tumanggap ng napakaraming bouquet of
flowers! Kaloka to!

"Sorry Ma'am I really don't know what's going on!" I honestly and
innocently replied.

"Sige class dismiss!"

"Oi sino nagpadala? Boyfriend mo noh?"

Sino pa nga ba? Siya lang naman ang magpapasorry eh! Sweet na nga sana
pero nakakaloka to ha!

"Siguro! Tara na!" sabi ko carrying the flowers at tinulungan naman niya
ako.

Palabas na kami ng campus nung napansin kong ang daming students crowding
the way. Tapos nung napansin nila ako, lahat sila nakatingin sa akin dun
sa top center nung figure nandun nakatayo si Justine.
"Oh.My.Gosh! Are you kidding me?" I mumbled.

"Astig boyfriend mo couz!" bulong ni Sam.

What are we talking about? Paano naman may mga pot of roses na nakaform:
'KC will you forgive me?' Hindi ba naman kayo maloloka dun?

"KC MADRIGAL, WILL YOU FORGIVE THIS STUPID MEAN JERK OF YOURS?" sigaw
niya kaya napabite ako sa lips ko.

"Kc patawarin mo na, sis!" kinikilig na sigaw ng best friend ko.

CHE!

"Pa-ta-wa-rin si Justine!" sigaw nila ng ulit-ulit.

Grabe! Kaso at one corner napansin ko grupo ni Nicole glaring at me.
Inggit ka noh wala kang ganito! Puahahahaha!

Lumapit ako kay Justine with a smile at agad naman siyang nagsmile at
ihuhug niya sana ako nung binalik ko yung three bouquet of flowers na
hawak ko sa kanya sabay alis.

"KC! KC!"

"Sorry na please?"

"Che!" sabi ko sabay lakad ng mabilis.

"Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal!" sigaw niya kaya napastop ako at tumingin sa
kanya.

"I'm giving you 5 seconds to run to me and I'll forgive you!" sabi ko at
agad siyang tumakbo sa akin ni hindi pa man ako nagstart magcount.

Sa pagtakbo niya agad niya akong hinug. Yung parang lumulutang ako sa
saya.

"Promise me, you'll trust me no matter what!" sabi ko looking straight to
his eyes.

"I promise! Sorry na...I love you!" sabi niya with a very sorry looks.

"You're forgiven and I love you too!" I replied at agad niya akong
kiniss.

"Uy kilig!" sigaw ni Colleen.

"Oo nga kaka-inggit!" dagdag ni Aaron.

"Alam niyo bagay kayong dalawa!" sabat ni Daniel.

"Bagay ka dyan!" sigaw nilang dalawa.
"Sige, sige tama na...let's just enjoy seeing those lovey-dovey
compromise!" agad sabi ni Daniel.

Justine had a great time talking to my cousin. Si Sam naman botong-boto
kay Justine. Panatag na daw ngayon siya dahil I'm safe with Justine.
Grabe kung alam niya lang this is just the start of our relationship and
there's more obstacle to face!

Chapter 22: Are you kidding me?

Pumasok ako sa school kasama si Sam, nakapag-enroll na siya hindi ko man
alam. Every girls and boys were looking whispering 'did she dumped JT o
kaya naman JT dumped her' others go 'wow ang cute nilang dalawa' grabe
sarap upakan lahat!

"Nga pala COUZ pareho tayo ng schedule. Sabi ko kasi ipareho tayo ng
schedules!" sabi niya ng malakas at pinaka-emphasis niya pa ang word na
COUZ.

"Ngek! Cousins pala sila kaya pala eh! Gwapo naman niya!"

"Tara na nakakabad trip dito sa corridor!"

The whole day walang Justine na gumugulo sa akin. Jerk! Akala siguro niya
nasa stage na kami ng break-up.

"Excuse, dito po ba si Ms. Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal?" tanong ng isang
boy standing in our doorways holding a bouquet of flowers.

Napatingin kaming lahat pati na ang prof namin, buti ang class namin eh
homeroom.

"Yes there is!" sabi ng prof namin.

"There's a bouquet of red roses address to her name!"

Eh? Sa akin?

"Wow ang sweet ng nagbigay! Sino kaya?" bulong ng couz ko.

"Che! Siguro nang-iinis lang ang nagbigay nito!"

Tumayo ako para kunin yung bouquet of flower at in fairness ang cute ng
wrapper niya at ang cute ng pagkaka-arrange din may nakalagay na 'I'.

"Shall we continue, Ms. Madrigal?"

Oh shucks nakatingin lahat sila. Kahiya to!

"Certainly Ma'am!" sabi ko agad upo sa seat ko.

After 10 minutes, another bouquet of flowers came to be given to me at
ngayon naman white roses syempre tumayo ako para kunin yun ngayon naman
may nakalagay na LOVE dun sa wrapper. Another 10 minutes at same method
kaso pink roses naman ngayon at nakalagay YOU.

"I love you?" I mumbled in curiosity.

After 30 minutes three bouquet of flowers came again. Red that says
Sorry, Yellow that says Na and Orange that says Please?

"Ms. KC Madrigal, care to explain this? Six bouquet of flowers in one
hour? Ano to?" curious na tanong ng prof namin.

"Ma'am kilig nga po eh!" sabat naman ng cousin ko.

Anong kilig dun? Nakakaloka nga eh! Six bouquet of flowers? Ano yun award
winning? Hindi pa ako patay para tumanggap ng napakaraming bouquet of
flowers! Kaloka to!

"Sorry Ma'am I really don't know what's going on!" I honestly and
innocently replied.

"Sige class dismiss!"

"Oi sino nagpadala? Boyfriend mo noh?"

Sino pa nga ba? Siya lang naman ang magpapasorry eh! Sweet na nga sana
pero nakakaloka to ha!

"Siguro! Tara na!" sabi ko carrying the flowers at tinulungan naman niya
ako.

Palabas na kami ng campus nung napansin kong ang daming students crowding
the way. Tapos nung napansin nila ako, lahat sila nakatingin sa akin dun
sa top center nung figure nandun nakatayo si Justine.

"Oh.My.Gosh! Are you kidding me?" I mumbled.

"Astig boyfriend mo couz!" bulong ni Sam.

What are we talking about? Paano naman may mga pot of roses na nakaform:
'KC will you forgive me?' Hindi ba naman kayo maloloka dun?

"KC MADRIGAL, WILL YOU FORGIVE THIS STUPID MEAN JERK OF YOURS?" sigaw
niya kaya napabite ako sa lips ko.

"Kc patawarin mo na, sis!" kinikilig na sigaw ng best friend ko.

CHE!

"Pa-ta-wa-rin si Justine!" sigaw nila ng ulit-ulit.

Grabe! Kaso at one corner napansin ko grupo ni Nicole glaring at me.
Inggit ka noh wala kang ganito! Puahahahaha!
Lumapit ako kay Justine with a smile at agad naman siyang nagsmile at
ihuhug niya sana ako nung binalik ko yung three bouquet of flowers na
hawak ko sa kanya sabay alis.

"KC! KC!"

"Sorry na please?"

"Che!" sabi ko sabay lakad ng mabilis.

"Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal!" sigaw niya kaya napastop ako at tumingin sa
kanya.

"I'm giving you 5 seconds to run to me and I'll forgive you!" sabi ko at
agad siyang tumakbo sa akin ni hindi pa man ako nagstart magcount.

Sa pagtakbo niya agad niya akong hinug. Yung parang lumulutang ako sa
saya.

"Promise me, you'll trust me no matter what!" sabi ko looking straight to
his eyes.

"I promise! Sorry na...I love you!" sabi niya with a very sorry looks.

"You're forgiven and I love you too!" I replied at agad niya akong
kiniss.

"Uy kilig!" sigaw ni Colleen.

"Oo nga kaka-inggit!" dagdag ni Aaron.

"Alam niyo bagay kayong dalawa!" sabat ni Daniel.

"Bagay ka dyan!" sigaw nilang dalawa.

"Sige, sige tama na...let's just enjoy seeing those lovey-dovey
compromise!" agad sabi ni Daniel.

Justine had a great time talking to my cousin. Si Sam naman botong-boto
kay Justine. Panatag na daw ngayon siya dahil I'm safe with Justine.
Grabe kung alam niya lang this is just the start of our relationship and
there's more obstacle to face!

Chapter 24
Nicole's Evil Plan


Kinabukasan, things seems weird. Ewan ko kung ako lang ang nag-iisip nito
pero talagang kakaiba tong araw na to. I decided to go to the rooftop
since last period na rin at wala naman kaming teacher. Parang kinakabahan
nga ako na ewan eh.


"Mahilig ka pa rin pala pumunta sa rooftop!"
Yung boses na yun, familiar yung boses na yun. Hindi...it can't be HIM!

"Don't tell me nakalimutan mo na ako, ha KC?" he said while coming near
me.

Nanigas ako nung tinawag niya pangalan ko. I feel like fainting. Bakit ba
niya kailangan guluhin ang mundo ko kung kailan nananahimik na nga buhay
ko at kung kailang masaya na ako ngayon!

"Deric, how could I forget!" I replied coldly while facing him.

I can't show him the old KC he used to see. Iba na ang KC na kaharap niya
ngayon.

"You seem not to change!"

"Akala mo lang yun!"

"Why are you giving me that cold attitude? Wasn't I part of you before?"

You na nga eh you were part of me before pero kung hindi mo ako sinaktan
ng todo-todo then I won't dare act cold towards you!

"Indeed you were part of me but that was part of my past. Seemingly wala
ka pa ring pinagbago. Maangas at mayabang pa rin ang dating!" I bluntly
replied.

"And seemingly you haven't forgotten the past, have you?"

"Dyan ka nagkakamali, I did forgot the past pero dahil nagbalik ka
everything seems to go back from the past!"

"Pwes kung nakalimutan mo na talaga ang nakaraan then have you forgiven
me already?"

Aba may lakas ka pang sabihin yan!

"Alam mo I had forgotten everything that concerns you pero dahil nandito
ka at ginugulo mo na naman buhay ko kaya hindi pa. HINDI PA KITANG KAYANG
PATAWARIN!"

"Pwes hindi ako titigil hanggat hindi mo ako napapatawad and until you
don't give me second chance that I deserve."

"SECOND CHANCE? OH PLEASE SHUT UP! YOU DON'T DESERVE MY SECOND CHANCE ISA
PA I DON'T WISH TO BE RELATED TO YOU ANYMORE SO STOP BOTHERING MY LIFE
AND GET THE H.ELL OUT OF HERE!"

"Well I'm sorry to say but starting today I'm studying here...AH SIYA NGA
PALA...WHATEVER YOU DO I WILL ALWAYS BE RELATED TO YOU!"

What the heck!
"FINE! BUT DON'T DARE INTERFERE ON MY BUSINESS!"

"EH SA KUNG GUSTO KO?"

"WALA KANG KARAPATAN NA PAKIALAMAN ANG BUHAY KO SO GET LOST!"


******

Hinanap ko sa buong campus si KC pero wala siya at natirang option ko
lang is the rooftop. Nakita kong nakangiti si Nicole and her two
servants. Pagnakangiti siya meaning her evil plan is successful. I
hurriedly went there nung may naririnig akong nagsisigawan. Nakita ko si
KC tska siya...

"Eto pa lang ang simula ng pagpapahirap ko sa inyong dalawa!"

What the h.ell he doing here? DERIC I won't hesitate hurting you once you
hurt KC...AGAIN!


******

Tumakbo ako paalis kay Deric. Who does he thinks he is popping out of
nowhere and bothering my life again? Ang kapal ng mukha!
Kakaisip ko kay Deric hindi ko namalayan na naglalakad ako palayo sa
campus sa ilalim ng malakas na ulan.

"Oi si KC yun ah!"

"KC! Colleen dalhin mo gamit ni KC sa kanila, ako nang bahala sa kanya,
ok?"

"Sige!"

Sinundan ko siya kahit napakalakas ng ulan, naglalakad lang siya na
parang wala siyang direction kaso bigla siyang hinimatay.

"KC!" sigaw ko sabay salo sa kanya.

Ganun nga siguro kasakit ang nakaraan mo kasama siya pero ngayong nandito
na ako, hindi ko na siya hahayaan pang saktan ka ulit. Hinding-hindi!

Chapter 25
Be with you



Unti-unti kong minulat mga mata at una kong nakita si Justine. Teka
nasaan ako?

Justine!

O gising ka na pala
Nasaan ako?

Sa condo ko, hinimatay ka kanina eh malapit lang naman yung lugar na yun
sa condo ko kaya dito na kita dinala. Bakit ka ba kasi sumusugod sa ulan?

Hindi ako pwdeng umastang parang alam ko ang lahat nang nangyayari kaya
minabuti kong kumilos na parang walang alam sa mga nangyayari.

Ah wa-wala!

O magpalit ka muna ng damit baka lalong tumaas lagnat mo!

Sandali lang!

Justine dapat ko bang sabihin sayo ang bahagi ng nakaraan ko? Ang masakit
na nakaraan ko? Dapat ba?

Pagkatapos kong nagbihis, nga pala suot ko dami ni Justine. Ang laki nga
eh anyway inabutan ko siya sa kusina't nagluluto. Hm marunong pala siyang
magluto, wow dagdag points yun!

Upo na para makakain kana nga pala pinadala ko na gamit mo kay Colleen sa
bahay niyo!

Thank you! Hm hindi mo nasasabi na marunong ka palang magluto!

Hindi ka naman nagtatanong eh!

AISH! Kainis talaga to! Pero in fairness nakalimutan ko ng panandalian
yung nangyari kanina dahil kasama ko si Justine.

May dumi ba mukha ko?

Ah wala ang gwapo mo kasing tignan eh!

Naku matagal na akong gwapo!

I'll let you pass this time sana next hirit mo hindi ako isama ng hangin
kasi mahangin dito eh! Though it's true he's REALLY super gwapo!

Justine...

Bakit?

Nakatingin siya sa akin parang kahit anong gawin niya basta tinawag ko
name niya titigil niya yun para tignan ako.

Pwde-pwde bang dito na lang ako magpalipas ng gabi?

Wow saan galing yun? First time to ah! Pero alam ko kapag kasama ko si
Justine at kung nasa tabi ko siya, madali kong malilimutan ang sakit ng
nakaraan.
Yun lang pala eh! Pero sigurado ka ba?

Oo, namiss kasi kita eh!

Asus nagdrama pa!

Nga pala ang cute ng condo unit mo! I bet lalong na-iinlove mga girls na
dalhin mo dito!

Ikaw pa lang ang dinala ko dito!

Wow! Akala ko pa man din ang dami na sigurong girls na nakapunta dito but
I didn't know I was the first one.

Bakit naman?

Sinabi ko nung natanggap ko tong condo ko na ang babaeng makakapasok sa
bahay ko eh ang babaeng mamahalin ko ng panghabang buhay!

Wow naman! I'm speechless.

Eh by coincidence lang naman kaya ako nandtio eh!

Actually yayayain naman talaga kita ngayon eh siguro it's meant for you
to be here in my house...to be with me!

Pagkatapos nun pumasok ako sa room niya dahil hindi niya ako pinayagan na
maghugas dun sa pinagkainan namin. Umupo ako dun sa bed niya at ang
lambot. May napansin akong picture dun sa tabi ng picture naming dalawa
na kinuha namin nung nandun kami sa island.

Pwde bang umupo sa tabi mo?

Oo naman eh kama mo to eh!

Anong tinitignan mo kanina bago ako pumasok?

Ah yung picture sa tabi nang picture natin! Para kasing familiar eh!

Ah yun ba? Wala yun!

Nak naman huwag ngayon, hindi pa tamang oras para malaman niya ang lahat
at hindi pa akong handang sabihin sa kanya ang katotohanan!

KC gusto kong malaman mo na sa piling ko hindi kita hahayaan na masaktan
ka. Aalagaan, proprotektahan at mamahalin kita higit pa sa buhay ko!
Dahil ikaw lang ang babaeng minamahal at mamahalin ng puso ko, ikaw lang
KC!

Sabi niya kaya I rest my head on his chest sabay hug. Natouch naman ako,
grabe sa kasweetan tong lalaking to. Biruin niyo sinong mag-aakalang si
Justine Tan eh sweet talker! Nung first encounter nga namin konti na lang
kainin niya ako ng buhay at ngayon girlfriend na niya ako. Pag-ibig nga
naman kahit sa taong hindi mo inaasahan na mahalin siya bigla ang laman
ng puso mo! Love sure is unpredictable! Tama ang quote na expect the
unexpected lalo na sa subject called LOVE!

Chapter 26-27
Glimpse of the Past




Actually hindi pa ako handang pumasok kahit na ok na pakiramdam ko pero
hindi ko naman pwdeng sabihin kay Justine kung bakit. Pero naisip ko rin
na basta kasama ko si Justine magiging ok ako!

KC!

O buti ngayon ka pa lang dumating!

Ah hello dumaan pa kaya ako sa inyo para ayusin yung dadalhin mo for your
swimming class today, alangan naman si Sam pa mag-ayos nun eh lalaki yun!

Hm may point ka dun sis, sige thanks!

Magiging ok ka naman di ba?

Natural kasama niya ako paano hindi siya magiging ok?

OO kasama ko siya kaya magiging ok ako kahit na nandito pa si Deric! Past
is past ang mahalaga ang ngayon. Ang mahalaga masaya ako ngayon kasama si
Justine.

KC may practice pa kami ng mga varsity eh, kita na lang tayo sa later,
ok?

Sige!

Malakas lang ako kapag nasa tabi ko si Justine pero ngayong mag-isa na
lang ako parang hindi ko kaya. Lalo na ang makita siyang!

Looking for me?

Wow ang presko mo naman! Bakit kita hahanapin wala naman akong pakialam
sayo!

Talaga lang ha?

Lumapit siya sa akin pero tinitigan ko siya ng masama pero wa-effect eh
palapit na siya ng palapit hanggang naglakad ako ng paalis although
kinuha niya arm ko kaya napatingin ako sa kanya.

Alam mo kung wala kang magawang matino maghanap ka ng ibang babae to
satisfy your needs! WALA AKONG PAKIALAM AT PANAHON SA MGA LALAKING
KATULAD MO! AT ISA PA SABIHIN MO SA EX MO NA KUNG IKAW RIN PALA ANG
GAGAMITIN NIYA PARA PAHIRAPIN KAMI PWES SHE'S THINKING WRONG! YOU'RE
NOTHING TO US AND ESPECIALLY TO ME SO GET LOST! GO BACK TO THE PLACE
WHERE YOU BELONG TO BE! YOU DON'T BELONG HERE, AH NGA PALA IF YOU DECIDED
TO GO BACK...ISAMA MO NA SI NICOLE! PAREHO KAYONG WALANG PUSO!

I calmly yet angrily said those words sabay walk out. Hindi na ako ang
dating Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal na mahina. Girls who are weak tend to
get hurt easily. Iyak at sakit lang ang lagi mong ma-eexperience if
you're a weakling!

Nagbago ka na nga siguro KC, siguro nga binago niyo ang isa't isa pero
hindi ako makakapayag na kay Justine ka mapunta! Babawiin kita KC,
maghintay ka lang!

Whole morning classes busy mga varsity at hindi ako nag-attend ng
practice ng cheerleaders. Since walang morning classes, gala at busy ang
mga students sa mga activities ng mga clubs nila pero ako, nandito sa
auditorium nakaupo at tinutugtog ang 'First Love' piece na kinompose ko
nung kami pa ni Deric. I'm playing this song once again sabay sa pag-
alala sa nakaraan para isahan na lang ang sakit at para mawala na siya ng
tuluyan sa puso at buhay ko.


-Flashback-


Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal ang babaeng minamahal ko! KC mahal kita!

Napatingin ang lahat ng tao sa akin at ang spotlight nasa akin din,
pressured too. Papalapit siya sa akin at lahat sila naghihiyawan! Grabe
naman pakulo ng lalaking to!

KC sana tanggapin mo ang puso ko sabay sa pagtanggap sa akin!

Wow touch ako! Eh ano pa nga pa mahal ko rin siya eh!

Deric, oo na, tinatanggap ko ang puso kasi mahal rin kita!

Pagkasabi ko nun hinug niya ako grabe I'm the happiest girl on earth!
He's definitely the one for me!

******

Grabe birthday ko na! Ano kaya surprise ni Deric this time? Pero
nakapagtataka naman wala man lang text o kaya call from him!

Sis!

Colleen! So ano tara na?

Oo naman hinihintay ka na kaya dun sa party mo!

Tara lets!

Habang papunta kami sa house ni James biglang may mga nakamask na taong
kumuha sa akin. May pinaamoy sila kaya nawalan ako ng malay kaya
pagkamulat ng mga mata ko, nasa isang lumang lugar kami at nakatali ako
sa isang upuan sa gitna ng lugar.

Gising ka na pala!

Si-sino ka?

Oh come on KC don't act so innocent, I'm sure you're not that innocent
especially you're together with Deric.

Deric?

Oo ang boyfriend mo ang lahat ng may pakana nito!

A-ano? Si...si Deric? No it can't be! Hindi niya kayang gawin ang bagay
na to sa akin. He loves me at ililigtas niya ako from YOU!

Ganun? Then watch this!

Sabi niya sabay pakita sa akin yung video ni Deric madly kissing someone
and that someone is none other than the biggest flirt, NICOLE! Hindi
kinaya ng puso ko yung nakita ko kaya bumuhos ang mga luha ko. Panaginip
lang to hindi ba? Sana panaginip lang to! Bakit ba nangyayari sa akin to
at saktong sa birthday ko pa nangyari! Sa kakaisip ko hindi ko na
namalayan na may nag-intrude na pala ng lugar at napabalik na lang ako sa
sarili nung may narinig akong nagsisigawan.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHOM YOU'RE DEALING! PAKAWALAN MO SIYA KUNG AYAW MONG IKAW
ANG MASAKTAN!

HA, HINDI PA AKO SIRA PARA PAKAWALAN ANG GIRLFRIEND   NG HALF-BROTHER MO!
ISA PA NAKA-OO NA SI DERIC KAYA AKIN NA SI KC!

YOU WANT IT THE HARD WAY,HUH? GUYS LET'S START THE WARM-UP!

Sino kaya yun? I didn't know Deric has a half-brother. Tska paano niya
nalaman na nandito ako at bakit niya ako liniligtas, considering half-
brother niya ang boyfriend ko na may pakana nito!?

Napatumba nila ang lahat ng kalaban. In fairness super galing niya
makipaglaban!

HOY ANONG KAGULUHAN TO?

Ang boyfriend ko for 2 year and 2 months is finally there. God knows how
much I wanted to beat the crap out of him!

PAKAWALAN MO SIYA KUNG AYAW MO PATI IKAW MASAKTAN KO!

Wow ang tiyaga mo talaga! Pero fine you can have her, I don't give a d@mn
care!
Pagkasabi niya nun agad tinanggal nung half-bro niya yung mga tali sa
akin! He's so mysterious! Huminga ako ng malalim para isigaw ang mga
salitang tatandaan ko hanggang sa muli naming pagkikita!

THAT'S GREAT! TANDAAN MO DERIC SA PAGKIKITA NATIN ULIT, I'LL SHOW YOU A
NEW SIDE OF ME! AND WHEN THAT TIME COMES, YOU'LL SO REGRET!

Parang may dalawa siyang face, kanina lang he looks evil and now he looks
hurt? Nah wala yan consensya eh! Sa sakit ng puso ko, I wonder kung may
makapagbubukas ng pinto papunta sa puso ko. Sana lang kapag may nagbukas
sa pusong sinara ng sakit at kapag may nagmay-ari na ng puso ko...sana,
sana siya na ang huling lalaking mamahalin ko!

-End of flashback-


Huling beses ko nang itutugtog ang First Love piece dahil huling beses ko
na rin ito sa pagbalik tanaw sa nakaraan. Isang lumang piece na hindi ko
na balak itugtog dahil may bago ng musika ang puso ko para sa taong
minamahal ko ngayon.

Deric wala akong pinagsisisihan sa lahat ng nangyari dahil inaamin ko na
nun naging masaya rin ako sa piling mo at kung hindi nangyari yun siguro
hindi ko matatagpuan ang lalaking karapatdapat na magmay-ari ng puso ko.
Pero Deric, ikaw at ang first love piece ay parehong bahagi na lamang ng
nakaraan and I don't plan carrying any of it in the future!

Alam ko simulang umpisahan kong i-play sa piano yung piece, pumasok siya
at pinagmamasdan ako. Hindi ako umiyak hindi dahil nandun siya pero dahil
ang lahat ng sakit nun ay wala na sa puso ko at ganun kalakas ang
pagmamahal na ipinadama ni Justine sa puso ko. His love mend my torn
heart, his love made me forget the pain in my past and his love was the
key that opened the closed door to my heart. Siya na nga...siya na ang
lalaking mamahalin ko for the rest of my life!

Chapter 28
Justine to the Rescue



Paglabas ko ng auditorium naabutan ko si Justine kasama sina Aaron and
Daniel.

Uy kakatapos lang yata ng practice niyo?

Kanina pa, hinahanap ka nga namin eh. Kinukulit kasi kami ni Justine eh!

Hahaha ganun? Sige treat ko kayo merienda before tayo magproceed sa
swimming hall, ok ba?

Sige gutom na rin kami eh!

Lumapit ako kay Justine para hawakin kamay niya sabay lakad sa canteen.
Pero kamalasan nga namin nandun yung pasaway na grupo ni Nicole.
Pag minamalas ka nga naman!

Tara sa labas na lang tayo kumain para kasing nakakawalan ng gana dito eh

Bakit Justine because we're here? Oh come on I know you love seeing my
presence

Save it girl. I don't freaking care kung nandyan ka kasi the mere fact I
look at you, I feel disgusted and annoyed!

Natural lang naman na matapang eh!

Justine Tan makikita mo you'll be pleading to have me in your life!

Oh please not a big FLIRT like you!

Who you calling flirt?

Hun you're here!

Sa bagay nga naman ang isang FLIRT tulad ni Nicole at ang isang katulad
ni DERIC...bagay nga kayong dalawa. Perfect match! Since you found YOU'RE
PERFECT MATCH, JUST MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS THEN!

Hinatak ko yung tatlo sa labas pagkasabi ko nun. Ang higpit ng hawak ni
Justine sa kamay ko kaya I feel relaxed kahit papaano.

SIS!

Colleen!

Kanina ko pa kayo hinahanap, KC pinasabi sa akin you have to go change
for your swimming attire...mapapaaga swimming class mo daw eh since maaga
rin tayo pauuwiin! Nga pala sis nandun sina Lea and Kate sa swimming
class niyo.

Kaya ko naman yung dalawang yun eh pero guys can you give me a good 5
minutes talk?

About?

Sige dun na tayo sa labas ng swimming hall para straight ka na sa
changing room.

Nagpunta na kami sa labas ng swimming hall at kinakabahan ako kasi parang
hindi ako alam paano sabihin sa kanila pero alam kong mas maganda nang
maging honest, di ba?

Si Deric, ex-boyfriend ko at ngayong nandito siya alam ko pakana ni
Nicole ang lahat ng ito. I'm sure when they strike us, it's one big
blast. He's part of my past at mananatili na lamang siya sa nakaraan.
Don't worry I won't allow them to succeed with their hideous scheme!
Hindi kita hahayaang masaktan dahil sa mga plano nila. I promise I'll
protect you from them!

Kami rin syempre, magbebestfriends tayo right?

Oo naman!

KC don't worry kung ano mang plano nila, we'll all make sure it won't
succeed! All for one, one for all diba?

Thanks guys!

We'll all wait for you dito sa labas ha pagkatapos ng swimming class
niyo, ok?

OK!

Pumasok na ako sa changing room at natural nandun yung dalawang asungot
na best friends ni Nicole.

KC, uhm pwde ka ba naming maka-usap?

Wow ano tong pakulong to?

Sure!

Sorry kung nasaktan ka namin in the past, actually Nicole was only
threatening us to be her best friends pero hindi na namin kayang makisama
sa kanya.

Hindi naman namin ginustong masaktan ka, sorry!

Wow parang di kapanipaniwala to ah!

We'll help you to dispose Nicole and Deric.

Alam naming may plano silang dalawa to separate you and Justine, we'd
like to help para mapaniwalaan mo na we're sincere in asking for your
forgiveness. Nakakakonsensya rin kasi eh!

May konsensya rin pala tong dalawang to! Hindi ko naman sila masisising
iwan si Nicole dahil sadya nang masama ugali nung babaeng yun!

Sige prove to me na you're sincere then we can talk through it
afterwards!

Pagkasabi ko nun lumabas na ako sa pool. I felt like warming up na kaya I
went straight sa pool. I like attending our swimming class nakakagaan ng
feeling lalo na wala kang dapat isipin. Pagkatapos nun ako ang last
person na nakalabas sa swimming area, I went to take a shower at
nagbibihis ako nang biglang nakaamoy ako ng sunog. I hurriedly fixed
myself kaso mabilis na pumasok ang usok sa changing room and so I tried
to reach for the door kaso nakalock.
Tulong! Tulong!

KC?

Kate? Kate tulong!

KC? Oh my god, Lea nasa loob si KC!

OI BILIS DI KO NA KAYA ANG USOK DITO SA LOOB!

KC tatawagin lang namin si Justine wait lang!

******

Papunta na kami ng swimming hall nang biglang tumatakbo sina Kate at Lea
sa direksyon namin.

Justine! Justine!

Buti straight at di sila takot sa akin noh?

Bakit?

Si KC! Save her!

ANONG NANGYARI KAY KC?

Nakulong siya sa changing room at nasusunog bahagi ng hallway!

Pagkasabi niyang yun tumakbo agad ako sa swimming hall. Nak the topak,
mahihirapan ako dito dahil sa dulo ang changing room for girls.

Ask for help, I'll make a way to get her out of there!

After a while nareach ko ang changing room and shoot it nakalock. Ang
tindi ng usok, masyadong nakakasuffocate!

Tulong! *cough* tulong! Kahit sino! Please tulungan niyo ako!

KC!

Justine?

KC!

Just---

KC? KC!

Her voice faded kaya naman I hurriedly tried knocking out the door and it
took me time to do that pero sa wakas I opened it. Nakita ko siyang
nakahiga sa sahig and obviously she fainted kaya naman dali-dali ko
siyang binuhat at inilabas. I saw Nicole's face looking keenly over us,
god knows how much I want to kill that d@m.n girl!

Chapter 29
Sam and Nicole



Unti-unti kong minulat ang mga mata ko to see Justine worriedly staring
at me. I actually gave a small relief smile at least he's there and I'm
safe.

Kc sorry, I'm really sorry I wasn't able to protect you!

Ano ka ba, you saved me! Dapat nga magpa-thank you pa ako sayo since
linigtas mo ako!

I'll always be there to protect and save you no matter what!


******


OI PAPASUKIN NIYO NA AKO! ANO BA!

Colleen huminahon ka nga, let's give them some moments together, ok?

Tignan mo tong si Sam tahimik lang eh pinsan na niyan niya si KC tapos
ikaw nanggugulo para namang mamamatay si KC!

PASENSYA PO SIR NAG-AALALA LANG PO AKO SA BEST FRIEND KO!

Colleen nag-aalala rin naman ako sa alaga ko eh pero mas mabuti pa nga
naman na bigyan natin sila ng konting time na magkasama!

Uy parang ang lalim-lalim ng iniisip ni Sam baka lumipad ang utak niya
pabalik sa pinanggalingan niya!

Sira!

Uy sam ok ka lang?

Ha? O ok lang! Sige may pupuntahan lang ako!

Saan kaya yun pupunta?

Aba malay namin!


******


Nicole patay ka sa akin! Kung hindi ka lang babae siguro mapapatay kita!
Napakasama mo talaga, bakit kaya hindi ka marunong makonsensya?
Hey looking forward?

At malakas pa ang loob mong pumunta at pansin ako noh? Kapal ng mukha!

FYI dadalawin ko cousin ko! Malay ko ba kung bakit ka nandito, ah teka si
KC nga pala!

Pagkabanggit niya sa pinsan ko I instantly went to face her with my
meanest and coldest glare.

DON'T YOU DARE HURT MY COUSIN AGAIN! DAHIL SA HULING PAGKAKATAON NA
SAKTAN MO PA SIYA HINDI KO PIPIGILIN ANG SARILI KO NA SAKTAN KA! AT
PAGNANGYARI YUN YOU'LL BE THE ONE WHO'S SO SORRY!

Ha, you sure know how to make me laugh! Ikaw? Isang tulad mo ang
makakasakit sa akin? Oh come on what the h.ell can you do?

OO siguro baliw ako at minahal ko ang isang tulad mo at kabaliwan nga
siguro na mahulog sayo just to complete your perfect evil plan pero I'm
not the same SAM na mahina at hahayain kang gawin na lang ang gusto mo. I
had enough of your evil plan at sawa na rin akong nakikitang nasasaktan
ang mga tao dahil gustong mong agawin lahat ng gwapong lalaking makita
mo. Are you that thirsty for boys? God go around the world and meet all
those handsome freaking boys BUT don't go messing into others
relationships. YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT! JUSTINE WASN'T YOURS TO BEGIN
WITH AND HE WILL NEVER BE WITH YOU! ACCEPT THE FACT THAT YOU CAN NEVER
ALWAYS WIN! NGA PALA PAKISABI SA WALANG HIYANG DERIC NA YUN TO STAY AWAY
FROM MY COUSIN. KAYO NA LANG MAGSAMA BAGAY KAYO!

I see tears forming in her eyes. Grabe galing umarte ng babaeng to pang
best actress ang dating! I won't buy her tears magaling to sa pakitang
tao at magaling manloko!

You hurt my feelings and so I'll take my revenge on YOUR cousin!

She tried walking away pero hinatak ko wrist niya. It hurts alam ko dahil
hinigpitan ko ang paghawak at wala akong pakialam kung nasasaktan siya.

YOU'RE ONE CRAZY EVIL B.ITCH WHO CAN'T DO ANYTHING BUT RUIN OTHER
PEOPLE'S LIVES! YOU KNOW YOU'RE TEMPTING ME TO HURT YOU PERO I'LL SAVE IT
THE NEXT TIME YOU STRIKE, I'LL MAKE SURE YOU'LL PAY FOR IT!

Pagkasabi ko nun I left that freaking loony! Baka mahawa ako sa kabaliwan
nun! Mahirap na!

Chapter 30-31
Dare, Challenge and Fight



Days and weeks past and the tension grows higher every time makasalubong
namin either si Deric lang or si Nicole. Kate and Lea well they're on our
side pretending to be on Nicole's side, if you get what I mean.
Uy guys where's Justine?

Uhm

Bakit?

Ano kasi eh

Anong ano kasi?

Late lang kasi ako yun lang yun di ba guys?

Oo tama late lang siya!

Weird!

I sense they're hiding something from me. I can feel it! I should go find
it out myself kasi alam kong wala akong makukuhang info sa dalawang to.
Teka nga pala saan na naman kaya nagpunta pinsan ko? Naku naging pasaway
yata yun ah!


******

Nagulat ako nang makita ko si Sam waiting for me dahil he's walking
towards me.

Let's talk!

Pumunta kami sa isang corner malapit sa school. He looks serious, kahit
nun pa he didn't show this kind of look to me.

WHAT THE H.ELL ARE YOU HERE RUINING MY COUSIN'S LIFE AGAIN?

Sam, please makinig ka muna sa akin pwde?

MAKINIG? PARA SA SAAN HA DERIC? SA MGA KASINUNGALINGAN NIYO? I'M NOT
STUPID!

TANGA KA! ANG LAKI MONG TANGA PARA IWAN SI NICOLE!

Silence occupied the two of us. Hindi niya maintindihan kung bakit ko yun
sinabi dahil sa mukha niya ngayon, litong-lito siya.

SHE WAS YOURS SO DON'T PULL THIS GAME ABOUT HER ON ME!

Bakit? Takot ka to know why the heck the girl you once loved turned into
an evil b.itch? Dahil yun sayo SAM!

Alam mo hindi si Nicole ang pinunta ko dito pero dahil sa pinsan ko na
sinaktan mo ng todo. Pinagkatiwala ko siya sayo Sam and what the h.ell
did you do? Hurt her? Put her life in great danger? Made her close her
heart not until Justine came and opened it! I DARE you to hurt my cousin
again, MAGKAKAMATAYAN na tayo sa susunod nating pagkikita!

You didn't dare bother listen to my explaination about your cousin and
about Nicole, siguro hindi na importante pa dahil nanaig na ang galit mo
sa akin!

Buti alam mo! Pero isa lang naman ang pwde mong gawin eh, layuan mo
pinsan ko and stop interfering her life now that she's happy!


******

Umalis ng maaga sa school si Justine habang si Sam wala iniwan din ako.
Grabe ako lang mag-isang uuwi?

Malungkot ka na naman?

Uy Daniel...Aaron! Di pa kayo umuuwi?

Paano kami makakauwi eh yung girlfriend ng best friend namin na super
close sa amin eh nandito pa sa campus at isa pa kami ni Aaron maghahatid
sayo sa house niyo.

Uhm di...di ako pwde eh!

Sabay naming sabi ni Aaron kaya napatingin sa amin si Daniel with one
eyebrow raising. Ano kaya excuse ni Aaron? Sa bagay kahit ako wala pang
definite na isasagot kay Daniel.

Bakit naman?

May...may kadate kasi ako eh!

HOY AARON DALIAN MO NGA!

Yung sigaw na yun cause me and Daniel to see Colleen walking near us. Si
Colleen and Aaron? Dating? Wow!

KAYONG DALAWA NA?

Hindi namin maiwasang magtanong ng pareho at mapasigaw kami ni Daniel
while staring the two of them.

Oi di ah! Torpe yata kaya nagpapatulong sa akin!

Hmmmm

Napatingin ako kay Aaron na namumutla. Nagpapatulong o nakikipagclose kay
Colleen?

Wow naman iba rin ang style mo noh?
Napatingin silang tatlo sa sinabi ko kaso hinatak ko na lang si Daniel
away from the NEW shy couples.

Uy anong meaning nung sinabi mo kanina?

Hindi ba obvious na torpe nga best friend mo at hindi niya directly
sinabi na nanliligaw siya. Ginawa niyang excuse yung pagpapatulong sa
best friend ko about panliligaw pero for sure yung mga sasabihin ng best
friend ko gagawin niya para sa kanya. Tinamaan yata ng matindi si Aaron
kay Colleen ah!

Sinasabi ko na nga ba silang dalawa sa huli eh! Teka bakit nga pala hindi
kita pwdeng ihatid sa inyo?

Ah may pupuntahan kasi ako kaya ganun!

OK lang at least safe ka kung hindi papatayin ako ni Justine!

Ano ka ba, hindi ah...please?

Pero

Please Handsome Daniel?

Tagal na tong gwapo pero sige make sure you're safe kung may mangyari
just hit my number, ok?

Ok!

******

Nasalubong ko si Deric, tignan mo nga naman ang pagkakataon. Hindi ko na
siya kailangan hanapin siya na mismo lumalapit!

JUSTINE TAN I CHALLENGE YOU TO FIGHT AGAINST ME!

Aba ikaw pa ang may lakas ng loob manghamon, pero sige hindi kita
uurungan but in ONE condition!

Si Kc tama ba?

Buti alam mo! Leave her alone!

Sige, friday tomorrow straight after school. Alam mo na saan!


Deric you think I'm scared? Mamamatay muna ako bago ko isuko si KC. I
won't let her end up in pain with all your evil schemes! Never!

Chapter 32-33
Time for revelations I
Kahapon hindi ko alam kung saan hahanapin si Justine pero today I'll
focus my eyes on him. Today is no ordinary day I feel as if something big
is about to happen. Iba ang feeling eh! I was on my way sa school when I
accidentally bumped into someone.

D@mn! What the h.ell!

Wow ang aga to cuss!

Sorry!

Don't you freaking have eyes? O sadya ka lang na lampa?

Aba nanghahamon yata to ng away!

Nagpasorry na nga eh ano pang gusto mo?

-Justine calling-

His face grew colder and scarier. Kilala niya kaya si Justine? Why did he
react like that when my phone mentioned the ringer id. Weird!

Hello? O...yeah on my way there na, don't worry I'm fine! Yup sige kita
na lang tayo dyan! Bye!

How are you related to Justine?

Why do I have to answer? I don't even know you!

F***! Just answer!

Wow ang bilis mawalan ng pasensya to! Pero for some reasons why do I feel
like he's not a stranger to me. Why do I feel as if we're related? Malabo
na man yun I mean si Sam lang ang pinsan ko tapos wala rin akong kapatid
kaya malabong we're related to each other.

WILL YOU ANSWER I DON'T HAVE WHOLE DAY! AND WHY HECK DO YOU RESEMBLE LIKE
ME? ARE YOU A BIG CRAZY FAN OF MINE TO GET A SURGERY?

WHAT? HECK NO! PERO I NEED TO GO NOW!

He held my wrist so freaking hard that it hurts kaya napatingin ako sa
kanya.

WHO THE H.ELL ARE YOU AND WHAT'S YOUR FREAKING NAME?

K-KC...KIRSTEN CASSANDRA!

Could she be the one...the one I've been looking for?

WHAT THE H.LL! COMPLETE NAME!

KIRSTEN CASSANDRA MADRIGAL!
I shouted and run my away away from him, gosh and sakit ng wrist ko. OMG
nakakatakot yung lalaking yun. Napakaweird pa niya! Sino kaya yun!?

Maghapon kong iniisip kung sino kaya yun at paano niya kilala si Justine.
Tapos bakit niya kailangan malaman how I'm related to Justine. Freaking
man!

KC!

Kate! Lea! Teka hindi ba dapat walang pansinan?

Ok lang the coast is clear naman eh!

Pero we heard na there's something about to happen later this afternoon

Ano yun Kate?

Hindi namin alam pero I'm sure that Deric tska si Justine and involve
something about a challenge!

Sabi ko na nga ba eh!

Bakit?

Ah wala sige gotta go thanks for informing me, ingat kayo kay Nicole ha!

Don't worry we can handle her!

Dumaan ako sa dark hallway ng school at may naririnig akong nag-uusap
kaya I decided to eavesdrop as if I have all the time in the world.

You challenge him into a fight? Sira ka ba?

Sino kaya sa ating dalawa ang sira? Ako o ikaw?

Fine saan ba ang set-up niyo?

Sa likod ng school may isang lumang building dun.

Alam mong Justine won't give up her up so easily it will be a matter of
life and death in this fight!

WHAT? So tama nga sina Kate and Lea he challenge him into a fight!

Alam ko and h.ell I'm not planning on giving her up too. So after school
we'll know who's better to be with her!

HUH? SIRA KA TALAGA DERIC!

I instantly went to find Justine pero wrong timing nagbell na signalling
all students are free to go home.

NOW WHAT!?
Uy sis ok ka lang?

Sis nakita mo ba sina Daniel?

Hindi eh!

KC we have to go home now!

Huh? NO I can't! I still have to do something!

Your parents are home and waiting for us!

WHAT? WHEN? HOW?

Oo alam ko shocking pero I think they came back to inform us or more
likely you about something!

Jeez kainis naman wrong timing!

Sige sis gotta go! Couz tara na!

I instantly dragged Sam with me straight home. This gotta be quick or
else I'm dead if I don't reach that fight!

MA! PA! Welcome home!

Anak sit down!

Wow sosyal may tension in the air! Sabi ko na nga ba today is no ordinary
day starting early this morning till today!

KC kasi...

Kasi ano po ma?

You have an older brother!

My dad blurted it out that made Sam and my jaw drop dead in shock. Ako
may kuya? Wow how come I don't know anything about that. All this years I
thought I'm an only child tapos ngayon they're telling me I have a
brother! I don't even know if I should be happy or maiinis, I mean ang
tagal kong inisip na sana may kuya ako to protect me aside from Sam.
Grabe talaga!

Tito how?

Your brother was two years old when someone took him away from us. We
tried searching for him all over the place pero according to our sources
the one who took your brother sold him to another couple. Your brother
has a necklace engraved there was his whole name. Last month we received
a call from our sources telling us they were able to track where your
brother was. He used to live in L.A pero now he's back since two months
ago. We wanted to tell you this earlier pero hindi namin alam paano
sisimulan. I'm sorry KC for hiding this stuff to you!
Pa, ano...ano pong pangalan ni kuya?

His name is Kurt Madrigal and those who took care of him didn't bother
changing his name.

I see, ma...pa please excuse me for a while parang hindi kasi po ako
maka-cope up sa mga pangyayari. Excuse me!

Actually it was just my excuse to go away from them to witness the fight.
Deep inside me I want to meet my brother. Who would have known I'm not
alone in this world without my cousin.

******

I saw her again; she looked puzzled, bothered and sad. She sighed and
slowly walks away when she checks her watch it alarmed her and so she
quickly ran. I followed her and she ended up in an old building there
stood Justine and his two best friends along with other strangers.

'Kirsten are you related to Justine? How?' that statement bothered me.
Apparently I stood not so far but a perfect place to catch every move she
makes and see her expressions.

I hate you Deric!

She whispered that only I were able to hear.

Deric? The gang leader of snake? How the heck does she know all these
people?

Chapter 34
Time for Revelations II




They've been fighting like there's no tomorrow. Ang dami nang sugat nina
Daniel and Aaron! Pati na rin si Justine! Sira ka talaga Deric! Pero all
of a sudden Deric hit Justine so bad he ended up in the floor.

Ano suko ka na Justine?

HINDI SA ISANG KATULAD MO!

Give it your best shot then!

They continued fighting until it was Justine and Deric na lang ang
natira. Tension filled the air kahit na malayo ako sa kanila, I can still
sense it.

ANO BA ANG KAILANGAN MO AT GINUGULO MO ULIT SI KC?
SHE WAS MINE AND WILL BE MINE SO ACCEPT THAT FACT!

Dati naging sayo siya pero hindi na ngayon!

Oh come on bro you're nothing to me! I can instantly kill you!

THEN KILL THE F*** OUT OF ME BUT I WILL NEVER GIVE HER UP TO SOMEONE LIKE
YOU!

I will never allow anyone to hurt KC! Not even you Justine! Knowing you
two made it clear to me that you're no good for my SISTER!

JUSTINE TAN! ALAM MONG WALA AKONG PAKIALAM KAHIT NA WE'RE HALF BROTHERS
IF YOU'RE ASKING FOR YOUR DEATH I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU!

Half brothers? Justine and Deric? How did it happen? How come I didn't
know that!


Flashback


Si-sino ka?

Oh come on KC don't act so innocent, I'm sure you're not that innocent
especially you're together with Deric.

Deric?

Oo ang boyfriend mo ang lahat ng may pakana nito!

A-ano? Si...si Deric? No it can't be! Hindi niya kayang gawin ang bagay
na to sa akin. He loves me at ililigtas niya ako from YOU!

Ganun? Then watch this!

Sabi niya sabay pakita sa akin yung video ni Deric madly kissing someone
and that someone is none other than the biggest flirt, NICOLE! Hindi
kinaya ng puso ko yung nakita ko kaya bumuhos ang mga luha ko. Panaginip
lang to hindi ba? Sana panaginip lang to! Bakit ba nangyayari sa akin to
at saktong sa birthday ko pa nangyari! Sa kakaisip ko hindi ko na
namalayan na may nag-intrude na pala ng lugar at napabalik na lang ako sa
sarili nung may narinig akong nagsisigawan.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHOM YOU'RE DEALING! PAKAWALAN MO SIYA KUNG AYAW MONG IKAW
ANG MASAKTAN!

HA, HINDI PA AKO SIRA PARA PAKAWALAN ANG GIRLFRIEND NG HALF-BROTHER MO.
ISA PA NAKA-OO NA SI DERIC KAYA AKIN NA SI KC!

YOU WANT IT THE HARD WAY,HUH? GUYS LET'S START THE WARM-UP!
Sino kaya yun? I didn't know Deric has a half-brother. Tska paano niya
nalaman na nandito ako at bakit niya ako liniligtas, considering half-
brother niya ang boyfriend ko na may pakana nito!?

Napatumbay nila ang lahat ng kalaban. In fairness super galing niya
makipaglaban!

end of flashback

Reality strikes me and snap me out of my thoughts. Si Justine yung savior
ko! Siya yung nagligtas sa akin nun! How...why? All thoughts run down my
head pero suddenly I saw Justine getting all beat up, one of Deric's men
had a knife soon to strike Justine.

STOP!

Sumigaw ako that caught their attention pero sige pa rin yung tauhan ni
Deric pero he stop until someone cuss so dang loud.

F***! PUT THAT D@MN KNIFE DOWN OR I'LL PERSONALLY BE THE ONE TO KILL YOU
FIRST!

Siya? Paano siya napunta dito? Is he stalking me or what?

KURT!

Kurt? Kurt Madrigal? Could he be the one? Siya ba ang kuya ko?

WHO THE F*** ARE YOU TO STOP OUR BUSINESS?

Deric Tan get lost if you don't want to suffer!

Justine di pa tayo tapos!

Hindi tapos na ang lahat sa inyo! Stop messing with our life. Move on
like I did! You don't even have the right to challenge him into a fight
or whatever because I will never be yours again! NEVER!

I saw his face tainted with a hurt expression. He was pissed kaya naman
umalis sila pati na ang tauhan niya. Now all eyes on me and then to Kurt
no wait sa KUYA ko!

Kurt paano mo kilala si KC? Wag na wag mo siyang sasaktan! I will protect
her even if it takes to give up my life for her!

Make sure you can kung hindi you're dead!

Pagkasabi niya nun agad siyang umalis ni hindi man niya ako tinitignan.
Kilala niya kaya ako? Kuya...I'm your sister!

Kuya!

Sana narinig mo!
Now I understand the feeling of being a Kuya. It feels good to be called
kuya. Pero my little sister hindi tayo pwdeng maging close but don't you
worry I'll make sure you're safe and no one, NO ONE I say, will dare hurt
and touch you!

Chapter 35
The pain Deric holds




I watched   from a distance as she cleans his bruises. Walang hiya ako
dapat ang   nasa lugar niya ngayon at ako dapat ang minamahal niya ngayon.
Ang tanga   ko dahil hindi ko man siya naipaglaban at hinayaan ko na lang
na masira   ako sa kanya.


Flashback

Walang hiya ka! Sino ka para saktan ang Nicole ko?

Nicole, Nicole, Nicole. D@mn b.itch! Sira na nga yata at lahat
pinagtritripan kung hindi ba naman sira makipagbreak kay Sam dahil feel
lang niya tapos ngayon nababaliw para mabalik lang si Sam kung kailan
wala na siya.

Oi kinakausap kita! Binabalaan kita kung ayaw mong patayin ko ang KC mo,
don't you dare HURT her again! Mabalitaan ko lang na umiiyak siya dahil
sayo, patay yang si KC mo!

Nak ng ewan! Hindi kita mapapatawad kapag sinaktan niyo si Kc! I'll
protect her as much as I can!

******

Party na ni KC, excited na akong ibigay yung gift ko sa kanya. The hell
she doing here?

Deric!

ANONG GINAGAWA MO DITO?

Easy ka lang, I just wanna have fun with you!

Wala ako sa mood!

Sige I can kill her right now and right this very moment!

F***! Fine but don't you dare HURT her kung hindi ako ang makakalaban mo!

I gave in to what she wanted unknown to me someone was filming with his
cellphone. After awhile she drags me to an unknown place into the old
building. May secret passage yun leading into the second floor kasi dun
kami napadpad. I saw KC all tied up, I wanted to shout pero pinigilan ako
nung mga lalaking kasama ni Nicole. That b.itch! Bigla na lang sumulpot
magaling kong kapatid, hindi ko alam paano niya nalaman pero isa lang ang
alam ko matagal na niyang kilala si KC at matagal na rin niya siyang
pinagtatanggol sa paraan niya na iba sa akin. Bigla may binulong si
Nicole sa akin. Kung wala lang diyos kanina ko pa napatay tong babaeng
to!

Kita mo tong baril na to? I can easily KILL KC with this kapag hindi ka
nagpakita dun acting like you knew this! SO GO! Bago ko pa maisipang
patayin ang girlfriend mo that is if maging girlfriend mo pa after this
incident!

B.itch!

HOY ANONG KAGULUHAN TO?

Sumigaw ako at nakita ko ang galit at pagkamunghi sa akin ni KC. KC sorry
hindi kita ginustong saktan. This is all planned at wala akong magawa
kung hindi sundin lahat ng to para lang maprotektahan ka! I'm sorry KC!

PAKAWALAN MO SIYA KUNG AYAW MO PATI IKAW MASAKTAN KO!

Pare ko easy ka lang I'll make sure she's safe!

Wow ang tiyaga mo talaga! Pero fine you can have her, I don't give a d@mn
care!

Ang sakit, parang ako mismo ang sumasaksak sa sarili kong puso! Ang sakit
sakit na parang gusto ko na lang magpakamatay!

Pagkasabi ko nun agad tinanggal ni Justine yung tali sa kamay at paa ni
KC. Nakita kong huminga ng malalim si KC at bigla sumigaw siya.

THAT'S GREAT! TANDAAN MO DERIC SA PAGKIKITA NATIN ULIT, I'LL SHOW YOU A
NEW SIDE OF ME! AND WHEN THAT TIME COMES, YOU'LL SO REGRET!

Hindi ko maalis ang sakit at lungkot sa mukha ko dahil simula ngayon alam
kong hinding-hindi na mapapasaakin si KC. Bumalik ako kay Nicole na
nakangiti lang.

Sana pinatay mo na lang ako dahil simula ngayon patay na ang puso ko.
Sana MASAYA ka na kahit papaano pero sana inisip mo na sa ginawa mong to
HINDING-HINDI ka rin mapapatawad ni SAM NA PINSAN NI KC. Sana alam mong
magpinsan sila!

******

Months had passed and now I'm back here after a long vacation in
Singapore at ngayon ko rin lang nalaman na nagtransfer pala ng school si
KC at sa school pa ni JUSTINE.

Deric Tan!

That voice...d@mn why the heck is she bugging me again?
Anong ginagawa mo rito? Hadn't you had enough?

I'm here to ask for help from you. A help that'll lead you back to your
KC!

Pagkasabi niya ng KC napatingin ako sa kanya. Ano na naman kayang plano
nitong demonyitang babaeng to?

Sabihin mo na ang lahat ng dapat mong sabihin and get lost afterwards!

I want you to help me ruin KC and JUSTINE'S relationship. Para pagkatapos
you can have your KC back and I can have Justine!

Ganoon pala ha! I'll pretend to help you not to ruin their relationship
pero para makita si KC at kung paano siya mahalin ni Justine!

Sure! Tomorrow expect me to be in your school!

******


The h.ell I didn't know it'll be more painful to see the two of them
together. I couldn't help but hate Justine! Pero mahal siya ng kapatid ko
at mahal rin siya ni KC. Ngayon sa puso ni KC si Justine lang ang nandun.
Sana lang dumating pa rin ang araw na mapatawad mo ako KC, kahit yun lang
matatahimik na ako!

Chapter 36
What a sight!



Ginamot ko sugat ni Justine pati na rin sina Daniel at Aaron. All three
of them are so quiet. Actually pati ako tahimik, trying to absorb
everything that had happen.

Justine---

Tara Aaron I think its best to leave the two of them

Ah yeah! Sige una na kami! KC thanks sa cleaning our bruises! Dude una na
kami!

Pagkatapos nun umalis na sina Aaron and Daniel. Naiwan na lang kaming
dalawa ni Justine, first thing he did was to hug me.

KC kilala na kita nun pa!

Pero paano?

I knew you first before Deric did!
Huh? Kilala na ako ni Justine bago pa ako nakilala ng kapatid este half-
brother niya? Paano?

Hindi...hindi kita maintindihan

We were all 14 yrs. old studying in one school. Once there was a
masquerade party held in school, two boys wore exactly the same thing.
There could only be one princess, that princess was amazingly stunning
that it caught everyone's attention when she went inside. Apparently she
was too shy because everyone kept staring at her she decided to go for a
walk outside, there she encountered the Prince with silver-blue mask. For
some reasons she just opened up her feelings to him, it is as if they've
known each other for so long. The boy took a glimpse of the Princess to
see her beautiful face, since then he vowed to protect this beautiful
princess. But instead it was Cinderella who has to leave, it was the
opposite. His friends were attacked by some gang and he has to helped
them, the girl wasn't able to get his name before the Prince left he saw
the Princess walk back inside and was so surprise to see another Prince
wearing exactly the same costume as the Prince she talked to earlier---

YOU! You're the Prince...no wonder my life was a mess because everything
was wrong!

KC nun pa minahal na kita, I watched you in a distance when you were
together with Deric. I had a feeling he really did loved you but some
reasons...him being involved in a gang didn't seem right for me.

Hindi ko kinaya kaya I ended up hugging him. He was my savior and my
Prince Charming! We're really meant to be. Since he came to my life, I
felt all the happiness in the world. He simply completes me!

Pero KC how do you know Kurt?

With that question I broke the hug and look at him.

Ikaw, paano mo siya nakilala?

He has a gang of his own, a powerful gang! He can kill whoever he wishes
to kill!

Si kuya...gang leader?

Hindi ko alam kung anong gusto niya sayo pero I sense this is not a good
thing being attached to him. The fact na ma-attach ang pangalan mo sa
kanya, pwde nang manganib ang buhay mo! He can be the best fighter pero
sa dami ng may ayaw sa kanya, anyone related to him is in great danger!

Kaya ba hindi niya ako pinapansin dahil he's trying to protect me? Sana
man lang tawagin niya ako sa pangalan ko. Sana man lang malaman ko kung
alam niyang kapatid niya ako! Kahit yun lang masaya na ako!

Ah ganun ba...don't worry mag-iingat ako tska hindi ko alam paano niya
ako kilala!
******

Pagkatapos nun umuwi ako sa condo ko pero it was weird kasi alam ko I
locked it pero ngayon it was open. I went in and opened the lights to see
a very familiar figure staring at me.

Justine!

She shouted and run to me to give me a hug. Paano siya...bakit siya
nandito? Anong ginagawa niya dito?

Aren't you happy I'm back? I'm back because of you!

Why...I mean shouldn't you be in London pursuing your dreams?

I don't care about my dreams, I realize that leaving you two years ago
for my dreams was a big mistake kasi without you in my life, I'm nothing!
Justine I still love you and I know you love me too!

Nope you're so wrong there Margaret! I have NEVER loved you and I was
ONLY forced to lo---

Hindi man lang niya ako hinayaang matapos sa sinasabi ko nang bigla niya
akong hinalikan.

******

I decided to check on Justine just in case his safe home, his condo was
open kaya I went in just to see him being kissed by another girl? God,
what a sight! Akala ko hindi niya ako lolokohin pero ano to? Nagkamali ba
ako? Ano na naman ba tong parusa na ito? Hindi pa nga tapos yung kay
Nicole at Deric tapos may bago na naman? Won't this stop? Aren't we meant
to be? Or are we meant to be broken apart?

Justine I hate you right this very moment!

Chapter 37
Break with her




I stood frozen in my place while staring at them when suddenly Justine
turned around to see me in teary eyes although I suddenly left his condo.

KC!

It was raining really hard when I left the building. Kanina lang I felt
like the luckiest girl to have Justine right beside me pero ngayon
everything seems to crash straight down. Ako na lang yata ang naiwan sa
daan dahil sa lakas ng ulan lahat ng tao eh biglang nawala.

JUSTINE TAN I HATE YOU!
******

As I was walking my way back to my condo I saw a familiar figure standing
in the rain and along in the street.

JUSTINE TAN I HATE YOU!

Kirsten? The hell did that Justine do to my little sis? F***! I knew it
since I can't trust Deric what more this half-bro, Justine Tan, right?
But my eyes widened upon seeing my sister faint! I rushed to her side and
carried her inside my condo.

Swear Justine Tan you'll pay for this!


******

It's almost 11pm at wala pa rin si KC, nasaan na kaya yung babaeng yun!
Hindi naman siya mahilig magpagabi at isa pa baka kasama niya si Justine.
Oo tama for sure kasama nun si Justine!

*Ang cute mo SAM*

Ang cute talaga ng boses ng pinsan ko grabe! Pero sama pinalitan niya
ringing tone ko nang hindi man lang nagsasabi! Pffft!

Hello?

Sam si Justine to, kanina ko pa tinatawagan si Kc pero walang sumasagot
sa phone niya. Tulog na ba siya?

WHAT? AKALA KO KASAMA MO SIYA? I'M LIKE THINKING AND WAITING FOR HER HERE
I CONCLUDED NA KASAMA MO SIYA KAYA PAAKYAT NA SANA AKO TAPOS NOW YOU'RE
TELLING ME NA HINDI MO KASAMA PINSAN KO NA SHE'S STILL OUTSIDE ALONE!?
WHAT THE HECK MAN!

Hindi...hindi pa siya nakakauwi?

Obvious bang umuwi na siya kung ganito ako nag-aalala ng sobra sa kanya?

Ganun ba?

Teka nga Justine Tan, hindi mo ba kasama si KC kanina?

Oo magkasama kami kaso there's something I needed to explain to her kaso
bigla na lang siyang nawala

F***! NAWAWALA SI KC?

Cool ka lang pare, I'll go look for her NOW!

Sa lakas ng ulan saan kaya pupunta yung babaeng yun? Napakadelikado pa
man din sa labas! HOY JUSTINE KAPAG MAY NANGYARI KAY KC LAGOT KA SA AKIN!
ANG DAMI MONG DADA KUNG BINABA MO NA SANA YUNG CELL MO TAPOS NAGHAHANAP
KA NA RIN EDI MAS OK PA SANA!

Aish fine!

Pasaway na Justine Tan ano na naman kaya ang ginawa niya sa pinsan ko?
Eto namang si KC saan na naman kay napadpad ng ganitong oras? Aish
nakakaewan to grabe!


******

Justine saan ka pupunta? Sino yung girl na yun?

Wala ka nang pakialam dun Margaret! AT SIYA ANG GIRL FRIEND KO! SIYA LANG
ANG BABAENG MINAMAHAL AT MAMAHALIN KO!

JUSTINE TAN!

Pasaway na babae! Una si Nicole tapos ngayon dumagdag pa tong si
Margaret! Hindi na ba talaga titigil lahat ng panggugulo sa relasyon
namin ni KC?

ANO?

I need to talk to you still...there's more kung bakit ako umuwi!

Her face tells me she's trying her best to hide something pero she
decided to tell it to me now...ano na naman kaya to kasi this look on her
face makes me confused. A look I've never seen to Margaret's face.

Kung nagtataka kayo kung sino si Margaret...well magkababata kami ni
Margaret and a year before ko nakilala si KC, I confessed my feelings for
her kaso she turned me down for her dreams and now she's back daw for me.
Apparently she's too late!

Spill it so I can go! I STILL NEED TO FIND MY GIRLFRIEND!

Inemphasize ko yung I still need to find my girlfriend, para naman
tantanan na niya ako. I see tears forming in her eyes though she tried
holding it and she went near me sabay tingin straight sa mata ko. She
said one sentence that made me want to HURT her!

Break with her because I NEED you!

Chapter 38
Pain and Anger in her heart



I woke up to an unknown place, I slowly sat in the bed to see a figure
sleeping in the couch. KUYA?! Teka paano...saan? Ok, ok una...paano ako
nakarating dito? Saan ba ako nakarating kagabi at dito ako napadpad?
Kirsten, ok ka na?

Sosyal alam pala ni Kuya name ko akala ko hindi man lang niya alam!

O-ok na teka paano pala ako nakarating dito?

Don't ask too much question it's only 5am, tulog ka pa! I'll go out now!

Aba kanina concern ang kuya ko ngayon iba na naman...in fairness may mood
swing siya ha! Pero kahit anong gawin kong aliwin ang sarili ko hindi pa
rin nawawala yung scene na naabutan ko kagabi sa bahay ni Justine. Parang
sirang plaka na paulit-ulit na bumabalik sa isipan ko kaya naman hindi
napigilan ng mga mata ko na maiyak dahil sabay nito ang pag-iyak ng puso
ko.

******

Sa wakas at nagising na rin siya, thank God! I know she's thinking I'm
weird pero hindi kasi pwdeng maging close kami dahil mapapahamak lang
siya. I decided to leave after my words pero bigla ko siyang narinig na
parang umiiyak kaya napatingin ako sa kanya only to find my one and
only...precious little sister crying. Her face is filled with pain.

You ok?

She didn't move and she didn't even look up. She continued crying and so
I went closer to her.

Why is love always attached with pain? Can't we just love without getting
hurt? Bakit ang malas malas ko sa pag-ibig? Kung kailan parang ok na ang
lahat tapos bigla sa isang minuto mawawala lahat ng yun. Ang sakit sakit,
is history about to repeat itself?

Part of what she said I understood it considering this is all about
Justine and that Deric. I wanted to hug her, I wanted to comfort her as a
brother to his sister but I know I can't do that!

You're such a weakling! If you're done crying, you can go home now!

I'm sorry little sis, I'm sorry if I had to be rude to you! I'm really
sorry!

Please, can you do me a favor?

Nope, I haven't done any favor to anyone so don't expect me to do one for
you!

I slowly walk away from my sister. I walked away knowing she'll totally
hate me afterwards!

I wish just this moment, you can hug me *heuk*...I just need your comfort
*heuk* because I know it's *heuk* it's only you who can comfort me right
now! *heuk* Apparently, *heuk* tulad ng mga taong minahal *heuk* at
pinapahalagahan ko... *heuk* all of you turned me down! *heuk* I expected
too much *heuk* and now it hurts!

She sadly whispered as she continues to cry. Her voice was filled with
pain and anger which I know it all came from her heart. Her heart is
speaking because inside her heart it's filled with pain and anger. I wish
I can do something to ease it but I'm helpless! Too helpless that all I
can do is stare at you without doing anything.


******


Buong gabi na naming hinanap si KC. OO namin kasi tinawagan ko sina
Colleen, Aaron and Daniel to help na rin kahit almost mid-night na yun
wala akong pakialam!

Ireport na kaya natin sa police?

Gusto mong nagwala parents ni KC, eh may trip pa man din sila tonight sa
Australia.

Oh Aaron, Daniel...nakita niyo ba si KC?

Hindi eh, she's no where to be found!

Teka isn't that KC?

Pagkasabi nun napatingin kami sa direksyon na tinuro ni Aaron tapos agad
kaming lumapit kay KC.

Saan ka galing? Alam mo bang nag-aalala kami sayo? We stayed all night
trying to locate you tapos bigla ka na lang susulpot! Hoy ano magsalita
ka nga dyan! Jeez can't you be considerate naman?

Sis, ok ka lang?

KC namumutla ka...saan ka ba galing?

Uy KC!

KC? KC!

Anong nangyari sa kanyan? She stared at us with watery eyes. Something is
wrong here! She just stared at us like for two minues showing the pain
and anger in her eyes although she only walk pass us without saying
anything!

Oi anong nangyari dun?

Si Justine buti wala siya dito?
Yung tanong ni Colleen with a different tone made me look at Justine's
two best friends, who, apparently stared at each other. Justine has
something to do with this then.

******

I need time to be alone. Time to recall everything and   time to accept
everything as well. A time for me to absorb everything   that is going on
right now because if I don't have time...I don't think   I'll manage after
this day and I don't think I can go back to the old me   after today!

Chapter 39-40
The break up



After seeing her, we all decided to follow her ang kaso she locked
herself in her room without speaking to us. We knocked several times but
there's no response. We didn't go to school dahil alalang-alala kami kay
KC. I even had to make silly excuses to her parents just so they won't
worry about her.

Uy inabot na tayo ng gabi dito pero hindi pa rin siya lumalabas! Nag-
aalala na ako sa kanya!

Eh bakit hindi niyo buksan pinto niya gamit tong susi sa kwarto niya?

Grabe yaya bakit ngayon mo lang naisip yan?

Dahil naisip ko baka kailangan ng alaga ko ng oras kaya di ko muna
binigay pero dahil hindi na siya naglunch at dinner na, dapat yata tignan
na natin siya at para makakain na rin siya.

Eh ano pang hinihintay natin? Buksan mo na Sam!

I instantly opened the door to see KC sitting in her bed and suddenly she
stared at us pero same emotions pa rin. We rushed to her side pero she
looked away.

KC ano bang problema mo? Can you please speak to us?

Bago niyo siya tanungin eh pakainin muna natin siya ng dinner, ok ba? KC
kain ka muna ng dinner, i-aakyat ko na ha!

Yaya wag na po hindi rin po ako gutom!

Pero---

KC ANO KA BA HINDI KA NA NAGLUNCH TAPOS HINDI KA PA MAGDIDINNER? ANO BANG
PROBLEMA MO?

Sam easy ka lang pare!

Guys just for today can you all leave me alone? Just for today please?
She weakly and tiredly replied as she went back to bed.

Fine pero only for today!

Sam ano ka ba, iwan na natin siya as she wished! KC just always remember
when you need us, we'll always be here for you!

I know!

Nakakaloka lalo na hindi ko alam kung anong nangyayari! HINDI KO ALAM
KUNG ANONG GINAWA NUNG BWISIT NA JUSTINE TAN NA YUN SA PINSAN KO!

******

Nakalipas na ang tatlong araw ng pagmumukmok at wala man lang Justine Tan
na naghihintay sa labas ng kwarto ko trying to ask for forgiveness o
kahit any missed call from him man lang pero WALA EH! Ngayon kahit alam
kong hindi pa ako handang harapin si Justine eh kailangan! I went outside
my room to see my cousin staring at me.

O-ok ka lang?

Yup!

With that I went down to take a quick breakfast habang nakatingin lang sa
akin si Sam na parang di makapaniwala sa nakita niya!

Dumating kami sa school to see Aaron, Daniel and Colleen waiting for us.

KC, ok ka na?

Oo naman!

Uhm sis wala ka bang gustong sabihin sa amin?

Meron pero mamaya niyo na malalaman kung ano yun!

Pagkasabi ko nun umalis na ako papuntang classroom namin pero nabangga ko
si Deric. Nice naman...perfect timing noh? Jeez as if!

KC ok ka lang? Nagkasakit ka ba?

Eh ano namang paki mo? I don't mind your business so don't mind mine!

I wanted to go away from him pero kinuha niya yung wrist ko kaya
napatingin ako sa kanya.

Can we talk? No let me do the talking and just shut up, pwde?

So talk!

I don't really care what he says and well I don't even mind him talking
right now because seemingly I don't care about anything anymore or at
least that's what I think as of this moment! Kaya naman we reached the
rooftop, like the old days we used to do the talkings in the rooftop!
Grabe nga naman ang life ko...kakaiba!

How do you know Kurt?

Well how do you know him?

KC seryoso ako!

Ako din!

Fine! I looked into his profile, do you know he has a powerful gang? Once
you're name is connected with him, you'll be in great danger! If you
continue to stick with him, then you're in great danger!

Deric why are you doing this? I mean after all you've done na ikaw pa nga
mismo gusto akong mamatay, you still try to act as if you care? Ano to
lokohan? Sinong linoloko mo? AKO? Gosh as if maloloko mo pa ako! Today I
realize I can't trust anyone anymore aside from my cousin and best
friends...not even Justine!

What? What do you mean?

Never mind! It's none of your business in the first place!

I slowly went away from him pero there's something with his words that
bothered me...no should I say, his words were confusing me!

KC if only you knew everything I did was for your own good. If only you
knew it was only a set-up!

Those words were said in a sad and soft tone and yet I heard it as if
it's meant for me to hear it!

Those words tell me that there's something you hadn't told me...something
important but DERIC TAN whatever it is...I want to tell you as long as
you're not minding my business then you're forgiven. Don't make me change
my mind because I CAN NEVER FORGIVE you afterwards!

After that incident time went fast and I didn't even notice it was lunch
already. I was walking alone in the corridor since lunch break na nga
lahat ng students nasa canteen or sa eating area o kaya sa mini park ng
school. Like fate, I met Justine at saktong dumating best friends and
cousin ko. Kaya here we all are in the corridor, by the way, kami lang
ang nasa corridor.

KC are yo---

Let's break up!

WHAT?
The four of them freaked out at parang kabuting bigla na lang sumulpot
yung bruhang babaeng nakita kong kahalikan ni Justine.

Justine!

Margaret?

Sino siya?

Aaron! Daniel! Oh...I forgot I'm Margaret Ching, girlfriend ni Justine!

Biglang sumulpot sa harap ko si Sam pero pinigilan ko siya and so he
looked at me with big eyes. Kahit na expected ko na to, masakit pa rin
pala. It hurts to see him with another woman! I feel like my heart is
being stabbed every seconds while seeing her with him!

Anong ibig sabihin nito ha Justine?

As you heard from Margaret, she's my new girlfriend since break na kami
ni KC today!

His words made a great impact on my heart! Althought for some reasons he
can't seem to look at me straight to the eyes but whatever. Seeing him
with her makes me cry already what more locking my eyes with his!

I'll get going, it was nice meeting you MARGARET! Good luck with your
relationship with JUSTINE!

I emphasized their names and left without any other words coming from my
mouth. Colleen and Sam run to catch up with me, hindi ko nga alam kung
saan ako dinadala ng mga paa ko! Nga pala I've been such a bad
cheerleader member not being able to attend practice lately kaya today
I'll officially drop-out as well.

KC!

Jane!

I heard you're dropping out, why?

Sorry hindi ako nakakaattend ng mga practices, marami kasing gumugulo sa
life ko eh!

I understand pero can you do us a favor, please?

What is it?

I know magaling ka namang mag-coach natandaan mo yung mga steps na ginawa
niyo nun for the first competition? Can you revised the steps and teach
them to us? We'll have a cheerdance show this week...Friday to be exact
since that's our Christmas party!

Sige I'll work on it today, I'll show it to you tomorrow, ok ba?
Thanks! Just so you know you're welcome anytime sa club!

Thanks Jane!

Oh di ba ang dami nang months ang lumipas Christmas is around the corner
na pala hindi ko man lang namalayan. Dahil na rin siguro sa dami ng
problema ng buhay ko hindi ko na namalayan ang mga araw na lumipas!

******

She broke up with me already. The girl whom I love deeply broke up with
me. Alam ko yun din naman ang gagawin ko pero ang sakit, ang sakit sakit!
Parang gusto ko na lang magpakamatay!

Hun aren't you hungry?

NO!

Justine, do you love her that much for you to ignore my presence already?

Don't ask too many questions because you know I can't leave you! I'm
yours...end of discussions!

Yeah she owns me and I can't or you can't even argue about it! How come
my life is so complicated just when I'm all happy!?

Chapter 41
The pain Nicole holds



KC can you explain to us what's going on here?


So how come your eyes are flooding in tears? Tell us, anong ginawa ni
Justine? I mean last Thursday you were both ok tapos Friday wala you left
all of us wondering and now you've just broken up with him? Tapos may
Margaret pa? Ano to linoko ka ni Justine at sumama sa malditang babaeng
yun na nakiki-epal ngayon?

Sis tama na!

F***! Justine Tan humanda ka!

Sam don't...just forget about it, promise me you won't hurt Justine,
promise me Sam!

Ano ka ba KC, sinaktan ka na nga niya at linoko pa tapos pinoprotektahan
mo pa siya?

Guys siguro may reason behind it!

Sumabat si Daniel kaya napatingin kaming tatlo sa kanya syempre pinunasan
ko na ang mga luha ko at napagod na rin akong umiyak!
Eh anong reason na man yun? At sana kung gusto niyang makipagbati nun
pang Firday or Saturday niya ginawa!

May point si Sam, nakita na ako ni Justine nung Thursday night tapos
kinabukasan wala man lang message from him, my weekend was so boring,
lonely and painful!

I don't care kung may reason man siya o wala...we're done already! Pero
Aaron and Daniel, I hope this doesn't affect my friendship with the two
of you! Sana magbebest friends pa rin tayo!

Oo naman! Don't worry ikaw, si Sam at si Colleen pa rin and best friends
namin ni Aaron pati na syempre si JT!

Sige guys una na ako may practice pa akong gagawin!

Actually umiiwas lang ako kaya I decided to walk away from them. Ang
sakit ng puso ko! Bakit ganun we girls tend to give our all in one
relationship we think will last forever or at least for a long time. Who
would not when everything seems so right, diba!?

Ano to the famous Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal, crying? Wow that's
something new!

Pasaway na Nicole! Makaalis na nga!

KC, I'm sorry!

I slowly turn to look at her with wonder, I mean the FAMOUS NICOLE SAYING
SORRY? TAPOS SA AKIN PA? ANO TO ANOTHER GAME?

Nicole, I'm too tired right now and I'm in no condition playing with your
games. If you want Justine you can have him!

Do you know I never did like or love Justine, I envy you so much that I
wanted everything that you have even Justine! I wanted revenge for what
your cousin did to me and so instead of taking my revenge on Sam which I
know I can't do, I'd rather hurt his beloved cousin which is you.
Apparently I grew tired as well, after a long lecture from Deric, I
finally came to realize that I've been wasting my life since the day I
screwed Deric's life as well as yours!

What...what do you mean?

Remember during your birthday months ago...ako may pakana nun pati ang
pagsulpot ni Deric, ako ang may kagagawan. He only protected you from me
kasi hawak ko ang buhay mo nun at kung hindi sasabihin ni Deric yung mga
masasakit na salitang yun sayo, I could have easily killed you. It was
all a set-up to break you two apart.I thought I could have Deric but I
can't kasi you're the only girl in his heart! That time I didn't know
that you were Sam's cousin kaya I had all the courage to do that to you
pero when Deric told me ikaw ang pinsan na pinakamamahal ni Sam, I knew
that moment hinding-hindi ako mapapatawad ni Sam sa ginawa ko sayo. KC
I'm really sorry! I know it's too late to say those words pero I really
mean it. I just really love your cousin too much that I went crazy loving
him too much! I forgot to save some for myself but my stupidity ran
across me making me do one big mistake that changed my life. If only I
had the power to bring back the hands of time I will do it so that
everything would have been in order for everyone!

Nicole everything is bound to happen pero all I can say is it's hard to
trust already. Lalo na kung ilang beses na rin lang pala nila sisirain
yung trust na binigay mo sa kanila. Give me time to completely forgive
you...right now all we need is time.

Hindi ko alam kung bakit ka pinagpalit ni Justine dun sa bruhang si
Margaret akala ko he can truly protect you from me pero hindi pala if I
can do anything, I'm only here sana we can slowly be friends again like
the old days!

Time will tell...!

Pagkasabi ko nun I left her, now I understood what Deric told me earlier.
Funny dahil he was only protecting me and now I feel guilty for saying
all the harsh words to him. Bakit ba napakakomplikado ng lahat? I decided
to spend the last two hours of classes in the picnic area kasi masarap
ang hangin dun at maganda ang surroundings tapos it's super clean pa well
dahil nga christmas party is around the corner, wala kaming normal
classes to attend kasi busy ang lahat.

Oi ice cream oh para naman ngumiti-ngiti ka! Ang lungkot mo masyado eh!

Thank you ha!

Para sa ice cream o...?

Para sa ice cream at para sa pagprotekta mo sa akin, sorry for the harsh
words I said to you before!

Ano ka ba wala yun, I understood your pain back then.

Di mo pa rin nakakalimutan fave food ko when I'm sad!

KC to-totoo bang---

He was hesitating to ask pero alam ko kung ano ang gusto niyang itanong
kaya sumabat na ako!

Oo totoo! Break na kami ng kapatid mo! Pasaway kasi ako eh kaya
pinagpalit niya ako sa iba. I'm the biggest loser even after breaking up
him I'm still crying like crazy! *cries* I would have forgiven him *heuk*
kung humingi sana siya ng sorry *heuk* o kaya naman he gave me *heuk* an
explanation pero WALA eh! *heuk* Nakakatawa kung hindi alam ng mga tao
kung bakit mo nagawa sa akin yun, iisipin nila pareho at bagay talaga
kayong magkapatid dahil pareho niyo lang akong sinaktan. Pero ngayon,
feeling ko mas gusto ko na lang mamatay! *Heuk* I thought for once
history repeat itself pero after some clarifications from Nicole, hindi
pala. Pero di pa rin mababago *Heuk* kung paano ko naranasan *Heuk* ng
masaktan ng todo. Ito na siguro *Heuk* ang pinakamatindi dahil ngayon
*Heuk* hindi ko na alam paano maging masaya! *Heuk* Natatakot ako deric
*Heuk* natatakot na baka hindi ko na alam paano pa magmahal pagkatapos
nito!

Hindi siya umimik pero niyakap niya lang ako habang patuloy pa rin ako sa
pag-iyak. Mga luhang hindi ko alam kung kailan matatapos sa pagbuhos!

Chapter 42-43
Duel with Justine




I saw everything that happened from the break-up, from what that girl
told KC about Deric and Sam till the hugging part from Deric. Paano ko
nagawa yun? Well let's say I've got my eyes all over my sister. At sa
ginawa ni Justine, hinding-hindi ko siya mapapatawad if death is what my
sister is feeling right now, death is what I'll make Justine tastes!

Justine Tan!

You seemed alarm after seeing me, meet me at the abandoned building,
remember the place where I appeared right before your eyes just a few
days ago? Meet me there if you're not a weakling!

With those words I left that stupid boy with anger filled inside me! How
I'd love to kill him right now and right this very moment but I know if I
do that, Kc will never forgive me! So, I'll just make him taste death
from my hands!

******

Ang galing kung paano biglang susulpot yung Kurt na yun. Pero bakit nga
ba siya sumusulpot na lang bigla. Ano kayang pakay niya? I was too
occupied with my thoughts without me noticing na nasa ground na pala ako
sa lakas ng suntok ni Deric.

The hell man!

The hell yourself! I could have given up KC for you dahil nakita ko kung
gaano mo siya kamahal lalo na nung linigtas mo siya dun sa sunog na
pakana ni Nicole pero ano ngayon? You're hurting her?

You don't know anything!

Then let me know because I have all the right to know!

What right do you have for you to know it?

Set-up lang ang sa akin kaya ko nasaktan si KC at ngayon I want to know
why the hell you're doing this to her? You're not the Justine that I
knew! You're not Justine who loved KC!
OO I'M NOT THAT BOY WHO ONCE LOVED KC DAHIL PATAY NA YUNG JUSTINE TAN NA
NAGMAHAL KAY KC! IF YOU LOVE HER THEN BE WITH HER!

Beware of your words because one day you might want to take it all back!

DERIC TAN...IF KC ACCEPTS YOU AGAIN WHATEVER HAPPENS FIGHT FOR YOUR lOVE!
DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS MINE! AND DON'T YOU F***ING HURT HER
AGAIN!

You're making me wonder really hard. I'll find out what you're hiding
from us soon!

Umalis siya pagkasabi niya nun, his words hurted me and my words stabbed
my heart. I was on my way to the abandoned building when I saw the tired
and sad looks from KC's face. I don't even think I can love anyone else
aside from KC because she IS my everything. Without her in my life it's
not worth living. She's the air I breathe, she's the sun that I revolve
to and she's my life!

Ano hanggang tingin ka na lang ngayon?

I wasn't careful of my actions kaya nahuli ako nina Aaron and Daniel who,
apparently, look so pissed.

What the hell did you do?

Akala ko ba mahal mo siya? Di ba minahal mo na siya nun pa eh anong
nangyayari ngayon?

Pare unawain niyo na lang sana ako kahit ngayon lang, please? May mga
bagay na hindi ko pwdeng sabihin sa ngayon, saka na kapag nagkacourage na
ako para ipagtapat ang totoo!

Kailan yun? When everything is too late?

Siguro!

F*** pare! Ano ka ba hindi mo ba nakikita kung gaano nasasaktan si KC
ngayon? Sa mga araw na magdadaan kung patuloy siyang ganyan alam mo saan
siya babagsak? Sa hospital!

Alam mo bang nung umuwi siya ng Friday morning, tulala lang siya at
nakiusap sa amin na iwan namin siya. Saturday and Sunday di siya kumain
at kung kakain siya swerte na kami kung makaka-apat siya na subo! Pare
we're saying this kasi napalapit na sa amin si KC at concern kami sa
inyong dalawa!

Alam ko pero wala akong magagawa ngayon!

Sh*t! Di ko na kaya to! Tara na Daniel nakakainis lang makipag-usap sa
kanya tutal hindi na rin siya ang Justine na best friend natin na sobra-
sobra ang pagmamahal kay KC!
Kung sanang alam niyo lang kung gaano kahirap para sa akin to! Kung alam
niyo lang kung gaano rin ako nasasaktan sa mga nangyayari! Kung alam niyo
lang!

Justine ok ka lang ba? Why on earth are you crying?

BAKIT NGAYON KA LANG BA NAKAKITA NG LALAKING UMIIYAK?

Sorry, I'm really sorry nagiging burden pa tuloy ako sayo!

Just shut it pwde? Go home at magpahinga ka na! Don't think too much!
Gagabihin ako kaya don't wait for me!

Umalis na ako at straight akong pumunta dun sa abandoned building. I know
this meeting, still, has something to do with KC. Seeing his angry face I
know it's gonna be HELL!

Ano to KURT MADRIGAL? A DUEL WITH JUSTINE...WITHOUT ME?

Biglang sumulpot si Sam having the same look as Kurt. Wait did Sam
mentioned his full name? KURT MADRIGAL...could he be...nah too
impossible!

The hell you doing here? This IS my match with Justine, you can schedule
your match with him some other time! I want to beat the hell out of him
MYSELF...ALONE!

So what are you waiting for? Kill me if that's what you wish BUT in one
condition!

I DON'T wish to kill you kasi alam kong hindi yun tamang gawin but I want
you to suffer and taste DEATH!

Pareho lang yun! So what are we three waiting for? Let's start this duel!


******

Kc, kain ka pa...dalawang subo pa lang yang nakakain mo ah!

Yaya nasaan po pala si Sam?

Ah si Sam? Hindi pa siya umuuwi eh!

*BOOM* *BOOM*

Sino naman yun kung makakatok eh parang wala nang bukas!

KC! KC!

Yaya open the gate now!

Ano kayang gusto ni Deric? Whatever makalabas na nga at makita, pero
nanghihina pa ako kaya slow pa ako maglakad!
O Deric hinihingal ka yata, anong meron?

Ok na kayo?

Ah oo yaya, welcome na ulit sa house si Deric! Bati na kami ulit...

Ano yun away bata lang? Hay nako KC hindi pa rin ako panatag na kasama mo
siya buti pa kung nandito si Justine!

Napatingin kami ni Deric kay yaya tapos nanahimik si yaya at iniwan
kaming dalawa ni Deric.

KC kasi ano...

Kasi ano?

OI DERIC PAKAININ MO MUNA SI KC BAKA HIMATAYIN ULIT YAN SA GUTOM!

Pasaway talaga si yaya, kanino kaya siya nagmana?

Ah ganun ba...sige kain ka muna!

Hindi tuloy mo na kung anong gusto mong sabihin!

Kasi...

KC! NAGPAPATAYAN SINA JUSTINE, SAM AND DI KO KNOW YUNG ISANG GUY!

Sigaw ni Nicole habang papasok sa bahay since nakabukas na yung gate.
Hinihingal rin siya at nagulat nung nakita niya si Deric.

Yun na nga dapat sasabihin ko kaso mas exaggerated yung sa kanya!

Paliwanag ni Deric kaya napatingin ako sa kanya para kasing hindi
nagregistered yung sinabi ni Nicole sa utak ko eh.

Pa-paano niyo nalaman?

Sinundan ko si Sam like I would always do tapos yun nakita ko sila dun sa
abandoned building near our school!

SINUSUNDAN MO SI SAM?

That's not the issue here, ano tutunganga na lang ba tayo dito o ano?

Tara baka ano pang mangyari sa kanilang tatlo!

Ano na naman kaya to? Si kuya Kurt kaya yung isang guy pero bakit? Anong
pakay niya kay Justine? Dumating lang yung bwisit na girl na yun
nagkandaloko-loko na ang lahat! Bwisit!

Chapter 44-45
Kiss beyond the stars
Yun nga silang tatlo continuously fighting no the term is NAGPAPATAYAN!
Parang wala nang bukas yung pagsuntok nila sa isa't isa. Sumuko si Sam at
hindi pa rin nagpapapigil sa pagsusuntukan sina KUYA KURT and JUSTINE!
Pipigilin sana ni Deric pero hinawakan ko kamay niya kaya he stood still
right beside me at kitang-kita ko ang pag-aalala ni Nicole sa pinsan ko.

Actually hindi ko alam pero siguro love can surely change one person from
good to bad or vice versa. Akala ko nun Nicole will FOREVER be my worst
enemy pero etong nasa tabi ko ngayon eh ang tunay na NICOLE na naging
best friend ko nung bata pa kami.

HINDI KA TALAGA SUSUKO HA JUSTINE?

HINDI! KUNG NAGAWA KONG ISUKO ANG RELATIONSHIP KO KAY KC SA LABAN NA ITO
EH HINDI KO SIYA ISUSUKO!

SIRA KA PALA EH!

OO SIGURO NGA SIRA AKO! TANGA NA AT !@#$ PA!

TALAGA!

Sumigaw   si Deric kaya huminto silang dalawa at silang tatlo na involve sa
away na   ito eh napatingin sa amin. Syempre ako eh umiiyak na kaya walk-
out ang   drama ko. I mean yun lang ang alam kong gawin eh! Kaso hindi pa
man ako   nakakalayo eh hinabol ako ni Kuya at hinawakan niya braso ko kaya
tumigil   ako.

ANO TO? LOKOHAN? AFTER YOU'VE TURN ME DOWN LIKE JUSTINE DID...NOW YOU'RE
TRYING TO PROTECT ME? YOU'RE AS CONFUSING AS JUSTINE! PARE-PAREHO LANG
KAYO! YOU WANTED TO PROTECT ME FROM THE PAIN PERO STILL YOU END UP
HURTING ME LIKE HELL! MAS GUSTO KO NANG HINDI NIYO AKO PROTEKTAHAN DAHIL
ALAM KO NAMANG PROTEKTAHAN SARILI KO DAHIL LALO NIYO LANG GINUGULO ANG
LAHAT!

I turn around kasi super sakit ang bumuhos ang mga luhang inakala ko eh
wala na. I thought I don't have anymore tears to cry pero eto na naman
ako umiiyak! Kahit nagsasawa na ako sa kakaiyak pero sige pa rin ang
pagbuhos ng mga luha ko.

I'm sorry! I'm really sorry!

WHY ASK FOR FORGIVENESS? I'M ONLY A STRANGER TO YOU, DI BA? *heuk* ISA PA
SORRY IS TOO LATE! *heuk* IT'S TOO LATE *heuk* DAHIL NASAKTAN NA AKO! WHY
KUYA *heuk* ...WHY DO YOU HAVE TO PUSH ME AWAY? *heuk* PARA PROTEKTAHAN
DIN AKO DI BA? *heuk* DAHIL INISIP MO NA *heuk* NA DAHIL MAY GANG KA
LAHAT NG KAAWAY MO EH *heuk* AKO ANG PAGTRITRIPAN...SANA LANG *heuk* NUNG
HUMINGI AKO NG ISANG PABOR *heuk* PINAGBIGYAN MO MAN LANG AKO DAHIL ALAM
MO *heuk*...I'VE LONG TO HAVE AN OLDER BROTHER. *heuk* NUNG BATA AKO
LAMPA AKO AT *heuk* AT NAG-IISA LALO NA PAGWALA SI SAM SA TABI KO *heuk*
O KAYA WALA SI NICOLE PARA SABUNUTAN *heuk* YUNG MGA PASAWAY NA BABAENG
NAIINGGIT SA AKIN *heuk* TAPOS NUNG HIGH SCHOOL NUNG AKALA KONG MAMAMATAY
NA AKO *heuk*, HOW I WISH MAY KUYA AKO NA *heuk* NA SUMUGOD DUN AT
PRINOTEKTAHAN AKO! *heuk* PERO NGAYON? IT'S TOO LATE *heuk* KASI ALAM
MO...WALA KA NANG PROPROTEKTAHAN PA *heuk* KASI PATAY NA SI KC NA KAPATID
MO!

Magkapatid kayo?

Sorry! I'm really sorry! Alam ko sorry isn't enough pero yun lang ang
kaya kong sabihin eh!

He fell down on the ground while crying kaya napatingin ako sa kuya ko.
Kahit masamang-masama ang loob ko hindi ko pa rin kaya makita ang nag-
iisa kong kuya na umiyak! Pero bigla nakita ko si Justine staring at me
with a very tired look at ang dami niyang pasa sa mukha.

Kuya go home with Sam, kahit tonight lang stay sa house...if you accept
this I'll willingly accept your sorry!

No wonder every boy would fall for you kasi masyado kang mabait little
sis!

Wow! Ang sarap nun! First time na may tumawag sa akin nung little sis, it
felt so great!

Nicole, ikaw na bahalang maggamot sa sugat nina sam at sa kuya ko ha!
Deric samahan mo na sina Nicole sa bahay!

Pero---

We all know we broke up not on a good term, I want a break-up wherein
there's no awkwardness with each other. Kaya please let me have this time
to settle everything with Justine...this might be the last time too!

All of them unwillingly nodded their heads sabay sa pag-alis nila. There
was silence between the two of us and I know I just had to break that
silence.

Come here, I'll treat your wounds!

He wasn't even reluctant so he went near me and I treated his wounds
while all he did was stare me.

Don't stare at me...at least talk!

I'm sorry!

Kanina ko pa naririnig yung I'm sorry! I'm sure pag-uwi ko hindi ako
tatantanan ni kuya kakasabi ng sorry kaya don't say sorry anymore. I'm
sick and tired of it! Hey tapos ko nang lagyan ng band-aid mga sugat mo
sa mukha! Let your girl friend dress your wounds sa body part when you
come home! Sana we can remain friends...sana rin maging maligaya ka
together with Margaret!
I stood from my seat ready to walk away even if my plan   of getting my
heart from him was unsuccessful! Tears fall off my eyes   once again, gosh
won't these tears come to an end? Although bigla niyang   hinawakang kamay
ko, he stood from his seat and hugged me tight. It felt   so right although
I know it's totally wrong.

Stop! Please Justine! If you continue to do this, it'll only hurt me
twice! Huwag mo nang palalain ang lahat, while I still can let you
go...don't let things get more complicated. Sana naman isahan na lang ang
sakit na mararamdaman ko para isang araw, sana marunong pa akong ngumiti
tulad ng dati at magmahal ng gaya ng pagmamahal na binigay ko sayo!

Alam ko walang salita na makakapagparamdam sayo ng lahat ng gusto kong
ipaliwanag o sabihin pero sa gagawin kong ito...sana puso mo at damdamin
mo ang paniwalaan mo!

Nalito ako sa sinabi niya pero bigla niya akong hinalikan. It wasn't a
quick kiss more like a deep passionate kiss? His kiss was tempting me and
dahil I'm still madly and crazily in love with him, I kissed him back not
only because I still love him pero dahil my heart wants me to kiss him.
It is as if it's telling me everything is ok! Justine Tan, what really
happen? Why must we come to an end?

Chapter 46-47
This I promise you...



Iniwan namin si KC kasama nung pesteng si Justine Tan. Ayaw ko sana pero
ayaw ko rin naman magalit pa ng lalo kapatid ko sa akin. Pansin ko tong
babaeng nasa tabi ni Sam eh mahal na mahal si Sam.

Oi dun lang muna kami ni Deric sa garden, istorbo yata kami eh!

Huh?

Don't ask too much just go with the flow!

With that Deric and I left going to the garden leaving those two in the
living room. Don't get me wrong, I still dislike Deric!

I didn't know na kapatid ka pala ni KC! No wonder lagi ka na lang namin
nakikita!

Even if I knew it was all a set-up between you and my sister, I still
dislike you!

Of course you'd dislike me! Our gangs aren't in good terms, it's
understandable!

BUT if KC asks me to accept you like as a friend, I don't freaking have
choice but to accept you then! You know I don't f***ing know what your
half-brother is up to! I know he still loves my sister but I don't get
the idea why the hell he's doing this to my sister!
Akala mo ba ikaw lang naguguluhan? Kung tayo nga naguguluhan sa takbo ng
isip ni Justine, paano pa kaya si KC!? Alam ko kahit mahal ko pa rin
kapatid mo, alam kong hindi siya para sa akin...hangad ko na lang na
lumigaya siya!

Who the   hell wouldn't wish for her to be happy? All we wanted is to
protect   and make her happy but seemingly, she's right, she still ended
getting   so much pain. If only I know what the f*** is going on with
Justine   perhaps I could help my sister but till now I'm still helpless!

All of us are helpless in this situation because we can't seem to find a
way to make her happy! It's not that we can't...it's just that she won't
be happy whatever we do.


******

Iniwan kami nina Kurt at Deric sa sala ng kaming dalawa lang ni Nicole.
It seems an hour has past without the two of us initiating any
conversation. Tatayo na sana ako para umakyat nang bigla niyang hinawakan
kamay ko. I looked at her with disgust and hatred while she stares at me
with teary-eyes.

Oh come on, don't put those fake tears of yours in front of me. It just
won't work!

SHUT UP SAM MADRIGAL AND LET NICOLE TALK, PWDE?

Aba nandito na nga siya? Akala ko kailangan niya ng tatlo o apat na oras
kasama si Justine eh ngayon parang isa't kalahating oras lang yun eh!

Aba naman Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal, may sakit ka ba o ano at
pinagtatanggol mo tong bruhang antipatikang babaeng to!

OI DON'T SAY THOSE WORDS BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU KNEW EVERYTHING BUT
HONESTLY SAM...YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING! BEFORE YOU START PROTECTING ME, I
THINK YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR GIRL FIRST! ISA PA DON'T SAY HURTFUL WORDS
EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW IT'S KILLING YOUR HEART!

KC you're back!?

Oi Deric gabi na...dun ka na lang sa guest room matulog! Nicole ikaw rin,
take the other guest room na malapit sa room ni Sam. Kaso baka di mo na
rin kailangan yung guest room after your talk with my silly cousin. Kuya
let's talk! Oi aakyat na kami, mag-usap kayo ha! Sam shut up and listen
to Nicole, HUWAG KANG SASABAT!

Uy anong nangyari dun parang walang nangyari?

Baka ok na sila nung kapatid mong ka-ewanan! Tara na nga at maiwan tong
dalawang to! Magdamagan pa akong magpapasorry sa kapatid ko!
Pasaway na pinsan nga naman! Bagay nga talagang magkapatid yung dalawang
yun! Ano na naman kayang kadramahan to? Anong pinakain ng babaeng to sa
pinsan ko para ipagtanggol siya ni KC against her most beloved cousin!

Sam I'm sorry! I'm really sorry!

What's the us---

OI SAM SABI NANG HUWAG KANG SASABAT EH!

Pasaway na pinsan!

I pouted like a child after hearing KC's loud scream sermoning me. Really
I have no idea what's going on kanina she's dead like ready to give-up
her life and now seemingly wala siyang kaproble-problema! Ano kayang
ginawa ni Justine dun?

Sam please, hear me out will you?

Ano pa nga ba!

First I really wanted to say sorry dahil sa katangahan ko, nasira
relationship natin at sinubukan ko rin sirain relationship ni KC with
Justine. Sorry rin kasi pinahamak ko pinsan mo, it's just that I went
crazily in love with you! Remeber the day na nakita mo akong may
kahalikan, it was my doing I'm under some sort of drugs. Walang hiyang
lalaking yun...sa katangahan ko I thought he's befriending me pero little
did I know na may gusto pala siya sa akin and so he sort of drugged me
para mapaghiwalay tayo. You didn't let me explain and left the country
soon after the incident. Hindi ko kinaya ang pag-alis mo. I went crazy na
I wasn't able to gain self-control. Lahat ng sama ng loob, inis at galit
ko...yung lang ang nanaing sa puso ko. Oo tanga pa ako kasi hindi ko alam
na yung best friend ko nung bata ako eh pinsan pala ng long time crush
ko. Pinagselosan ko pa nga si KC dahil sa closeness niyo eh at nung
iniwan mo ako...si KC lang ang unang inisip ko na gustong sirain dahil
malapit siya sayo. At nung nalaman kong pinsan mo siya, lalo ko siyang
pinag-initan dahil gusto kong gumanti sayo sa pag-iwan mo sa akin at
dahil hindi kita kayang saktan si KC na lang sinaktan ko! About
Deric...it was only a plan, nothing else! There wasn't anything going
between us back then dahil ikaw...ikaw lang Sam ang nasa puso ko hanggang
ngayon!

She cried her heart out. Everything she said seemingly didn't quite
registered in my mind. I grew weak when I absorbed everything she
mentioned. Tama si Deric, tanga nga ako dahil iniwan ko si Nicole without
letting her explain everything to me. Pinangunahan ko ng selos at galit
kaya hindi ko na siya binigyan ng pagkakataon magpaliwanag pa dahil hindi
na rin ako makakapag-isip ng matino!

Please forgive me...please!

I instantly hug her so tight na para bang wala nang bukas. Sana hindi na
nga matapos itong gabing to kasi nangangamba ako na baka panaginip lang
lahat ng ito!
Nicole...I'm sorry dahil hindi kita binigyan ng pagkakataong
magpaliwanag! I'm sorry...I'm sorry sa lahat ng masasakit na salitang
nasabi ko sayo...I will NEVER leave you! I'll love you till the day I
die...this I promise you!

******

KC I'm sorry if I had to pretend not to know you or if I had to act cold
towards you...sorry! I'm really sorry!

Kuya can you call me your little sis again?

Huh?

Tatawagin mo ba akong little sis mo o di na lang kita papatawarin!

Jeez! Oi little sis what's with the sudden change in mood?

Thanks kuya! Aba feeling close ka na again pero mas gusto ko yun and
anyway you're forgiven already! About my mood...wala lang ayaw niyo bang
makita yung dating KC?

Sino ba namang may ayaw but of course if you're only hiding your real
feelings, then don't put that face and attitude to us!

Kuya promise me one thing...

What is it?

When I couldn't take it anymore...promise me you'll take me away from
everyone! Promise me it'll only be me and you kuya, hm?

This I promise you...now that your kuya is here, I'll do anything for
you!

Justine can I trust you again? Dapat pa ba kitang ipaglaban? Para kasing
hindi ko na kayang masaktan pa ulit, do I have to suffer again? What if
the ending isn't what we've both been thinking off...what if hindi rin
pala tayo ang para sa isa't isa? Hay bakit kasi napabago niya ang isip ko
right after that kiss!


Chapter 48-50
You just had to ruin everything




Flashback

I kissed her. It wasn't any ordinary kiss but a kiss filled with my love
for her. We both broke the kiss and gasp for air. Awkward feeling filled
the air.
Don't you know you're only making it ALL hard for me to move on without
you? When everything was so perfect then you just have to ruin everything
and now that I tried to willingly set you free, you held me back into
your arms!

KC trust my kiss...bear the pain for awhile, even just for awhile!

Justine kailangan ko ba talagang gawin yun? Is it worth doing it? Paano
kung hanggang huli eh ako pa rin ang talunan. Ako pa rin at ako LANG ang
todo-todong magdurusa hanggang sa huli. Can you promise me everything
will turn out ok after my sufferings?

Gustong kong ipangako pero ngayon hindi ko pa alam kung anong pwdeng
mangyari sa mga susunod na araw.

I thought silence means yes but then again that only works in certain
situations. Kasi para sa akin silence means uncertain lalo na sa
situation natin! Kahit na gusto kong sundin ang puso ko, parang takot na
rin ako! Takot ng masaktan at takot ng magmahal!

Umalis siya ng umiiyak. Ang sakit na makitang umiiyak si KC lalo na ako
ang may kagagawan ng lahat. It's killing my heart every tear that falls
off her eyes and it's all because of me. OO TANGA AKO! ALAM KO NANG AKO
ANG MAY KASALANAN NG LAHAT PERO HINDI KO MAN LANG INAAYOS EH NOH?
MASISIRAAN NA YATA AKO NG BAIT!

End of Flashback

Justine! Justine! Gising!

KC...KC...

JUSTINE!

Ha?

Ang taas ng lagnat mo, punta na tayo sa doctor para matignan ka! Ang dami
mo pang pasa sa katawan!

I'm ok! Don't worry!

Pero---

Mag-aayos na ako, papasok pa ako sa school!

Hindi! Hindi ka papasok sa lagay mong yan, I won't allow you

TRY ME!

Justine nagbago ka na!

Oo matagal na! Yung dating Justine na nagmahal sayo wala na dahil ngayon
ibang Justine na ang kaharap mo!
Tell me what must I do for me to win your heart?

You don't want to ask such question because from the start you do know
what I want! Istorbong cell phone! *answer his call* hello? Sige
po...magkita na lang po tayo dun sa favorite niyong restaurant!
Opo...sige poh!

Si---

Gagabihin ulit ako kaya don't wait for me!

Justine...kung alam mo lang sana...

******


Well time for me to go to school, hindi ko alam kung kakayanin kong
harapin si Justine pero whatever!

SIS!

Hm?

Ok ka lang?

Oo naman!

Oi anong nangyari sa dalawang yun? Nakakaloka ha parang they're couples
who are madly in love with each other!

Sino sina Sam and Nicole?

OO!

Ah yun, oo bati na sila...things were back to normal! Colleen hindi
masama si Nicole. Let's just say love can make you do things that is out
of your control! Isa pa napatawad ko na siya! She's my friend na sana
don't think of the Nicole in the past. Don't look at her as a BIG SLUT or
plastic...look at her as Nicole whom you are seeing right now!

Buti pa yung dalawang yun ok na...kaso biglang dumating yung Margaret na
yun kaya kayo tuloy ni Just---

Daniel, forget it!

Teka Aaron nabanggit mo si Margaret ang first love ni Justine di ba? Ano
yun dahil bumalik si Margaret, yung past feelings ni Justine eh bumalik
rin para sa kanya?

Malay! Magulo rin kasi si Justine eh. May dahilan daw pero ayaw naman
niyang sabihin kung ano yun.

KC!
Oh Nicole! Sam! Huwag kayong masyadong dumikit sa amin baka langgamin
kami dito!

KC nakuha mo pang magbiro eh noh!

Kj ka talaga Sam!

Guys sorry...alam kong napatawad na ako ni KC pero gusto ko rin magsorry
sa inyo being KC's best friends!

You're forgiven! Basta ba don't hurt her again!

I won't, promise!

Edi welcome ka na rin sa group namin! Oi welcome ka rin sa club namin ha!
Kailangan kasi namin yung katulad mo at hindi ang katulad ni KC!

Sama mo naman, pinagpapalit mo na ako!

Hindi noh! Kasi yung club na yun eh para lang sa mga katulad namin na may
balak paalisin ang mga epal na tao! Nakakabwisit kasi ang mga epal eh!
We're anti-epals you know!

Hahaha anti-epals? Sino naman ba yung mga epal?

EDI SINO PA KUNG HINDI SI MARGARET CHING!

Whoa easy lang kayo! Wala yung Margaret na yun dito kaya cool lang kayo.
Isa pa best friend niyo si Justine at girl friend niya si Margaret, hindi
ba dapat you're not into this 'ANTI-EPALS'. Pero anyway Colleen sali mo
ako sa club niyo ha!

Sam isa ka pa! Guys I came to a decision, I want to share this kasi
you're all important to me and I don't want to be guilty of not sharing
things with you like I did in the past days. Gusto ko you all know what's
going on para naman hindi niyo na ako binobomba ng mga tanong niyong
nakakaloka!

Buti naman!

I don't want to give-up Justine, oo nakipagbreak na nga ako at oo sobra-
sobra akong nasasaktan hanggang ngayon pero ayaw ko naman na maging
talunan especially I don't have any idea why our relationship has come to
an end. After all he saved my life several times, isa pa my heart can't
stop loving him.

Now that's my little sis!

KURT ANO KA BA PARA KANG KABUTING BIGLA NA LANG SUMUSULPOT! ANO BANG
GINAGAWA MO DITO SA SCHOOL NAMIN?
Sam, pinsan, easy ka lang! I enrolled here weeks ago kaso di niyo alam
yun syempre. Pero KC if you want to take him back, I want to know if
you're prepared to suffer again.

Di ba kuya you promised me something...

Anong promise yun?

Sa amin dalawa lang yun! So guys paano ba yan, we've got work to do here.

Oo nga!

Hindi ako lang ang mag-aayos nito, you guys are not allowed to interfere!
This is between me, Justine and Margaret ONLY! Una na ako, may practice
pa akong kailangan gawin! Nicole tara na! Sam mga 3pm pa lang tapos
practice namin, don't steal Nicole from us kasi kailangan namin siya!

Alam mo nagbago bigla si KC and about her decision I'm really afaid
she'll get hurt! I somehow, still, trust Justine pero kasi biglang may
Margaret eh!

Hindi niyo pa kilala si Margaret, she can be an angel but when she meets
her match...she can be the devil's servant as well!

Sino pa yang impaktitang yan na nakikigulo, I won't allow her to hurt my
sister.

Aba kami rin syempre!


******

We've been practicing for hours kaya naman nagdecide si Jane na end the
practice. Eh di naligo na kami kaso nauna akong natapos kay Nicole kaya
nagpaalam ako sa kanya na mauuna na ako. Although bigla na lang sumulpot
sa mukha ko si Margaret.

You're KC right?

Yeah...what brings you here? If you're looking for Justine malamang nasa
basketball practice siya.

No I'm not here for him but for you!

Me? About Justine, huh? Tara dun sa garden.

I lead her to the garden, I don't know what will happen with our
conversation but I'm not gonna be weak. Tapos na ako sa stage na yun, at
least for now tapos na ako! I'm willing to fight. Once we reached the
place, she stood right in front of me.

KC please leave Justine alone. Please let me have him!

What? Sorry pero I don't think I can give him to you.
Please I'm begging you. Set him free, can you do that for   me?

First of all, I don't know you so   I can't do such thing lalo na mahal ko
si Justine at alam kong mahal rin   niya ako. I don't know what's going
with the two of you and seemingly   I broke up with him without a good
reason and I know I am stupid for   doing that and now I'll do anything to
take him back.

*Pak*

Oo sinampal niya ako with matching tears in her eyes. My tears were also
visible sa sakit ng sampal niya. Kaya naman I slapped her back and she
held her right cheek at sakto namang dumating si Justine.

KC! WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU'RE DOING?

Sumigaw siya ng pagalit. Just when I wanted to let you go, you held me
tight and kissed me like everything is fine. Now that I wanted to fight
for you, you just have to ruin everything again. YOU JUST HAD TO RUIN
EVERYTHING!

Sinampal ko nakita mo naman di ba! *trying to control my tears* SINAMPAL
KO SIYA KASI NAIINIS AKO SA KANYA! SINAKTAN KO ANG GIRLFRIEND MO, HAPPY
NOW?

If dare you hurt her again...AKO NA ANG MAKAKALABAN MO!

Justine held her hand and walked away. Those words were powerfully, those
words hurt me so much. So much that I want to DIE. When I broke up with
him, he hurted me alright pero ngayon pinatay niya ang puso ko sa mga
salitang binitawan niya. Ang sakit...sakit-sakit! Bakit kapag unti-unti
nang namamatay ang puso ko sa sakit, tska naman umuulan? Is heaven crying
with me? Can it feel the pain inside me?

Chapter 51
Scrapbook


Umuwi si KC at basang-basa siya. She didn't look sad or anything pero
something tells me, she's not ok. Completo kami dito sa house since I
moved here na syempre request yun ni KC at pinakiusapan na rin ako ng
real parents ko.

Ok ka lang? Bakit basang-basa ka?

Ah eh wala kasi akong payong kaya ganun! Sige kuya aakyat muna ako sa
room ko. Don't call for me dinner, marami pa akong gagawin na
preparations for our cheerdance tomorrow!

Umakyat siya at bigla namang lumabas sina Sam, Nicole, Aaron, Daniel and
Colleen from the kitchen at pagkakita nila kay KC bigla silang natahimik
at sabay tingin sa akin. I gave them I-don't-know-what's-wrong-with-her
look kaya napatingin ulit sila sa kanya. Pagbagsak ng pinto niya agad
nila akong linapitan.

Anong nangyari dun?

Do I look like I know? Sabi niya di raw siya magdidinner kasi she'll be
busy preparing for the cheerdance tomorrow.

What? Everything is settled for our cheerdance!

Now something is definitely wrong here!

Heck yeah!

******

It's our Christmas party today, dati rati I like attending Christmas
Party pero ngayon wala it's only ordinary day for me. Sa kamalasan ko pa
si Justine ang monito ko! Buhay nga naman! Hay gustuhin ko man huwag nang
lumabas, it'll only look so suspicious. I have to act like everything is
ok para naman hindi na sila malito at para di na rin sila mag-alala.

Hey anong meron at parang nandito kayong lahat?

Eh di ano pa sinusundo ang ka namin!

Ano ba kayo as if naman di tayo magkikita sa school!

Tara na at magpapalit pa tayo ng damit for our cheerdance!

With that umalis na kami, we were all in one van. Everyone is so quiet
kaya naman napatingin ako sa bawat isa sa kanila.

Oi napaano kayo? Parang may dumaan na multo ah?

Ah wala!

Wala? Sige...sabi niyo eh!

Pagdating sa school, the first two couple I spotted was Justine together
with Margaret. As soon as he spotted us, he turned all happy with
Margaret. Hindi ko sila kayang tignan kaya I immediately went to the
changing room.

******

Cheerdance na at si KC ang nanguna sa mga cheerleaders, ang ganda niya
super! All boys were cheering for her as she do their moves. Watching her
now makes me think if she's really ok? Seeing that smile, I know it's not
real. Naging kami rin ni KC kaya kilala ko na siya. She can act like
everything is ok at yun ang mahirap...!

Oi my sister will melt, try to look at other girls naman!
Panggulo ka talaga!

Excuse me!

Tama na nga for once we can see that smile on her face, let's just enjoy
watching her kahit na hindi tayo sure if that smile is fake or for real!

Natapos na rin ang cheerdance at napansin kong isa lang ang direksyon na
tinitignan ni Justine. Si KC! Seeing that Margaret just wants me to kick
the hell out of her.

Kuya para namang papatay ka ng tao sa itsura mong yan!

Uy you're there na pala. Oh well kung pwde lang sana bakit hindi!

HOY KURT MADRIGAL DON'T YOU EVER KILL ANYONE!

Easy ka lang nagbibiro lang ako noh!

We all proceeded sa room namin, exchanged gifts at biro niyo 6 students
na lang ang hinid nakakareceive ng gifts nila at isa na ako dun! Until
we're all 4 na lang! Ano to!?

My monito si Deric!

Pagkasabi nun ng prof namin eh syempre time for Deric to give his gift eh
nabunot pala niya ang prof namin which means kaming dalawa na lang ni
Justine ang natira.

Well I guess you both can exchange gifts now!

I was reluctant to get up from my seat pero no choice, I acted so cold on
him as I hand over my gift to him and siya naman wala inabot lang niya
gift niya sa akin. You know what I gave him? Before pa tong break up
namin eh I nearly finished making him a scrapbook. Kaya tinapos ko na
lang sayang rin naman eh.

******

She gave me a scrapbook. I was reluctant to open it afraid that it'll
hurt me more. I slowly opened it to see all our fun loving photos
together. She placed small notes in between photos for me to remember our
memories together until the last five pages...they were different. Even
the designs were different. The whole 50 pages were filled with love but
these last 5 pages were filled with love, pain and sufferings. Not with
the comments nor with the pictures...it's just how she placed everything.

Pare merry christmas at happy new year na lang sayo. Hindi kasi kami
makakapagcelebrate with you. Nakabooked na kami kasama sina KC sa bahay
nila. Ingat ka na lang pare!

Nung nagsalita si Daniel, I instantly hide the scrapbook and changed the
expression in my face. After he said those words, I felt so remorseful.
Christmas na in 4 days at New year...new year nga pero parang
sasalubungin ko ito with a shattered and dead heart!




Chapter 52
2007 not a good year


Natapos ang Christmas with a smile painted with my best friends and
family. Umuwi parents ko kaya lalong masaya pero still I couldn't find it
to myself to finally smile with full desire coming from my heart. Pero
paano ko gagawin yun kung ang puso ko mismo eh sumuko na rin sa akin?

Uy KC kanina ka pa nakatunganga diyan. 2007 na bukas ah!

Oo nga ang bilis noh...2007 na agad! Oi Kuya lalabas muna ako tutal wala
pa naman sila eh.

Samahan na kita!

Huwag na! Para naman kapag dumating sila eh nandyan ka. Sandali lang ako,
promise!

Sige mag-iingat ka ha!

Yup!

Umalis ako nang hindi ko man namamalayang sinusundan pala ako ni Deric.
Pumunta ako sa clubhouse ng subdivision namin, swerte ko at ako lang ang
nandun. I sat on the bench as I stared at the sky unknown to me tears
were already drifting from my eyes.

2007 na bukas and you're stilling crying till now? Just when we thought
you're doing fine, now that I see you...you were never fine.

I'll be fine...Deric can you do me a favor?

Sure!
Lend me your shoulders...for the last time I want to cry my heart out!
Hindi ko na kasi kaya *heuk* para kasing sasabog na ang puso ko eh!

He leaned me closer to him as he comforts me. Tears fall off my eyes
without me knowing it!

Justine till now I can't seem to find a way to forget you. Till now I
love you so much. It hurts like hell! My life can't seem to get any
better. New year and new life...will I be able to move on? It's hard to
breathe, it's hard to smile but it's so easy to be in pain. It's so easy
to cry and IT'S SO EASY TO FALL IN LOVE but it's so hard to forget and
move on! Why do you have to take my whole heart? Why?

She cried good for two hours and soon enough she drifted into sleep. Ang
sakit na makita siyang ganito. Ang sakit kasi wala man lang akong kayang
gawin para mapaligaya siya dahil si Justine lang ang may kayang
paligayahin siya pero wala eh...yung taong magpapaligaya sa kanya...wala
na!

******

Justine happy new year!

We're celebrating with our family. Everyone's happy except for me. I
think I can never recover from all the happenings in my life.

Justine! Justine!

Ha?

Ok ka lang? New's Eve na New's Eve parang wala ka sa sarili mo?

Ah eh wala...tara kain na tayo, nagugutom na ako eh!

Mabuti pa nga!

******

Matapos ang mga celebrations na yun 2007 seems a very gloomy year for me.
Balik pasok agad kami, parang nakakapagod na nga eh. Feeling ko any
moment hihimatayin na ako sa sobrang hina ko na! Someone caught my
attention, Margaret. She was crying dun sa garden ng school ako naman
nilapitan ko.

Ok ka lang ba?

Ano sa tingin mo? Alam mo bang hanggang ngayon bwisit ka sa buhay namin.
Pwde bang tigilan mo na si Justine? Nakikiusap ako sayo ng matino, leave
him alone!

He's yours already whatelse do you want? I don't the have the control
over him---

KC MADRIGAL!
What?

Why is she crying? ANONG GINAWA MO?

AH YAN BA? MINURA KO SIYA AT BINUHOS KO LAHAT NG GALIT KO SA KANYA,
SATISFIED...MR. TAN!?

Sinigaw ko yun sa kanya. Masyado siyang assuming...he'll instantly jump
into conclusions. Ganun ba siya kaprotekta sa kanya not to see that I'm
lying!? Grabe I can't believe it...new school day ng 2007 magkakaganito!
Wow naman!

*PAK*

Oo sinampal ko siya. I don't know why I did that to her pero I just can't
let her hurt Margaret. I just can't!

See Margaret...he's yours. All yours!

I left the two of them at ako straight sa clinic. I went to ask for a
note for me to go home. Paglabas ko ng clinic, it's raining AGAIN. Tell
me one thing why does it rain so much just in time when my heart is about
to die? Hindi naman tag-ulan ng January! Abnormal...kasing abnormal ng
situation ko!

KC?

Lakad lang ako ng lakad without me knowing na tinatawag pala ako ni
Nicole. I don't know where I'm going, all I want is to walk under the
rain. Abnormal nga eh umuulan kahit na may araw. Ano yun mixed happy and
sad? Siguro nga dahil for the second time she's happy with her successful
wicked plan at ako...ako na naman ang talunan! I closed my eyes not
bothering what's gonna happening around me until all I heard is the noise
coming from a car...like when you're driving really fast and once you
break, it produces that type of sound. It's the only sound I heard!

Justine:Colleen pwede ba sabihin mo sa'kin kung nasaan si Kc?..pls
nagmamakaawa ako sayo..

Colleen:Nagmamakaawa?..ba't sinasabi mo sa'kin yan ngayon?..bakit nung
nandito si Kc di mo ba siya sinaktan?..simula nang dumating yang MARGARET
na yan, anong ginawa mo kay KC?..tinanong mo ba kung ano ang nararamdaman
tuwing sinasaktan mo siya?..hindi mo alam kung gaano kasakit ang
naramdaman ni Kc nung mga araw na yun..ngayon wala na siya saka mo siya
hinahanap?..

Justine:Colleen pls?!..sabihin mo na sa'kin..Pangako di ko na siya
sasaktan ulit..

Colleen:Pangako?..di ba nangako ka rin kay Kc na proprotektahan mo
siya?..oh bakit ikaw pa nanakit sa kanya?..bumaliktad na yata ang mundo
ngayon..
Justine:Colleen naman!..mamamatay ako kung di ko siya makikita..PLS!

Colleen:Mamamatay?..kung si Kc yata ang akusap mo ngayon alam ko na kung
ano ang sasabihin niya.."Kung ikaw mamamatay..ako PATAY na!"
*sabay alis*

many years have passed pero hinahanap pa rin ni Justine si Kc..nagyon
nahanap na ni justine si Kc pero nung nakita niya si KC masaya na siya na
wala sa piling niya(Justine)..

Justine:KC pwede ba tayo magusap?..

KC:Sino ka?..

Justine:Kc alam kong kilala mo ko..KC pls kausapin mo ko..

KC:Kinakausap na nga kita..sino ka nga ba?..

Justine:KC NAMAN!.. alam mong bang matagal na kita hinahanap..pwede ba di
ako nakikipaglokohan sa'yo..

KC:bakit sino ba nag sabing hanapin mo ko?..Di na kita kaylangan. masaya
na ako, ba't dumating ka pa?..

Justine:kasi mahal kita!

KC:Mahal?..sa tingin ko hindi! nagandahan ka lang sa salitang mahal kaya
nabulag ka sa salitang MAHAL!

JT:KC minahal talaga kita!

KC:Minahal?..nagawa mo nga akong saktan diba?..at paano mo nasabing mahal
mo ko hindi mo nga kilala kung ano akong klase babae?..

JT:hindi yan totoo!

KC:HINDI TOTOO!?..bakit nung dati nakita mo kami ni Margaret, at dat tym
umiiyak si Margaret, anong tinanong mo sakin?..diba unang tinanong mo
"anong ginawa ko?"..bcoz u wer assuming na my ginawa ako..nih hindi mo
tinanong kung ano talaga ang nangyari..but instead you SLAP ME!..nagyon
pwede ka na bang umalis sa buhay ko?..masaya na ako na wala ka..

JT:kung di ba dumating si Margaret sa buhay natin..will you still love
me?..

KC:siguro..

JT:bakit siguro..bakit di ka na ba sigurado?..

KC:OO!..coz reality stikes..dumating si MARGARET, Sinaktan mo ko, Iniwan
kita at ngayon di na kita kailangan..dats d reality..SO ACCEPT IT!..

Jt:pero KC mahal pa rin kita!
KC:Ang KC-ing sinasabi mo..ay matagal nang PATAY!..*sabay paalis, pero
humito
sandali* and one more thing..It was YOU who killed HER!..*alis na*

Chapter 53
Swear I'll kill you



Hinanap namin si KC sa buong campus but she's no where to be found.
Kinakabahan ako na hindi ko alam kung bakit, I just want to make sure
she's safe para maging ok ang pakiramdam ko.

Guys!

O Nicole bakit ka hinihingal?

Nakita ko...nakita kong umalis ng campus si KC minutes ago. She looked
dead! Nakita kong lumalis siya after talking with Justine and Margaret at
nakita ko ring sinampal siya ni Justine.

ANO...!?

Sira ulo yun ah! Napakatanga ng kapatid mo Deric! Mapapatay ko talaga
siya!

Kanino cell phone yung nagriring na yun?

Oi Kurt cell phone mo nagriring!

Hello? Yeah she's my sister *nervous* wh-why? WHAT? WE'LL BE THERE!
*Turns off the phone* F***! NANDIDILIM PANINGIN KO, PIGILIN NIYO AKO OR
ELSE I'LL F***ING KILL JUSTINE TAN!

Ano, anong nang-nangyari? Si...si KC ba yun?

She's in critical condition!

Tears fall off my eyes habang lahat kami sabay na napaupo. Nanghina sila
nung sinabi ko yun. Deric's ready to go out of the door pero pinigilan
siya ni Sam.

It's not the right time, we all need to get the hell out of this school!
Dude, asaan siya? Anong nangyari?

She's in St. Luke's Medical Hospital. I don't f***ing care kung anong
matanggap kong note sa school na to basta makita ko lang si KC!

Tara na, wala rin naman silang magagawa sa atin eh! Let's not waste time!

******

Nakita naming tumatakbo sina Aaron, Daniel, Kurt, Deric, Sam, Nicole and
Colleen. Paalis sila ng school, nung nakita nila ako. May balak si Kurt
na lapitan ako pero pinigilan siya ng mga kaibigan ko pati na si Sam at
nagmadaling umalis. Hindi ko alam kung bakit sila nagmamadali pero isa
lang naiisip ko...KC!

Justine ok ka lang ba?

Justine?

Kate...Lea!

Bakit nandito ka pa?

Huh?

Lea, they broke up na remember! Isa pa galit sila sa kanya, I don't think
we have to tell him.

Bulong ni Kate kay Lea eventhough we heard what she said. Nacurious ako
sa sinabi niya at bigla akong kinabahan. Hindi ko alam kung bakit pero
kinabahan na lang akong bigla.

Sige mauna na kami, marami pa kaming i-eexcuse!

Teka what's happening?

It's not for us to tell...I'm sure you'll soon know! Tara na Lea!

Who are those girls? They seem upset, disappointed and worried at the
same time.

Never mind them!


******

Pagdating namin sa hospital, agad kaming nagtanong kung nasaan si KC.
Napadpad kami sa ICU, at hinihintay lumabas doctor niya. It's already
been 4 hours now at wala pa ring lumalabas na doctor, all we can see eh
nurse running inside.

Sino kamag-anak ni Ms. Kacee Madrigal?

Kami poh!

She's in comma, we can't say what'll happen to her. Kung magising siya,
hindi kami nakakasigurado she can recall everything, she might encounter
temporary amnesia. We can't predict yet, she'll be in her room in a
while. I advice you talk to her, she can hear you...it'll help her
recover fast. Pero kung ang patient mismo ay sumuko na, we can't do
anything about it!

Pagkasabi niyang yun, iniwan na rin niya kami. Hindi ko alam kung anong
gagawin ko. All I know is I'll make Justine Tan pay for what he has done
to my sister. Kaya I walked out of the hospital.
Aaron, Deric kayo na bahala kina Colleen at Nicole. Kami naman ang bahala
kay Kurt!

I wasn't aware na sinundan pala ako nung dalawa. Saktong labasan ng mga
estudyante at hinanap ko agad si Justine. God knows how much I want to
kill him! When I saw him, I ran up to him and punched him really hard.
That !@#$ stood in shock. I punched him several times until Sam and
Daniel came to stop me.

F***! D@MN YOU! SCREW YOU!

Tears were coming out of my eyes while Sam and Daniel tries to hold me
para hindi ko na masuntok si Justine.

What the hell was that for?

WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT FOR? KULANG PA YUN SA GINAWA MO SA KAPATID KO!

Ano na naman bang ginawa ko? Eh siya nga itong nag-umpisa ng lahat!

Justine shut up!

Daniel!

You shut up as well Margaret!

DANIEL!

SHUT THE F*** UP! YOU !@#$ SHUT UP AS WELL DAHIL NGAYON WALA AKO SA
KATINUAN AND ONE WORD FROM YOU, HINDI AKO MAGPIPIGIL NA SAKTAN KA! I
DON'T GIVE A D@MN CARE KUNG BABAE KA MAN KASI YANG BOYFRIEND MO, HINDI NA
RIN GINALANG ANG PINSAN KO AT SINAMPAL NIYA NANG DAHIL SAYO. DUMATING KA
SA BUHAY NAMIN AT NAGKANDALECHE-LECHE LAHAT. SCREW YOU!

YOU DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK TO HER LIKE THAT!

HELL WE HAVE THE RIGHT KASI KUNG HINDI DAHIL SA INYONG DALAWA SANA HINDI
NAG-AAGAW BUHAY KAPATID KO NGAYON! I CAN NEVER FORGIVE YOU ONCE SOMETHING
BAD HAPPENS TO HER. SWEAR I'LL KILL YOU!

Daniel...to-totoo ba?

OO JUSTINE, TOTOO! SHE'S IN COMA ALL BECAUSE OF YOU TWO! NGAYON HINDI
KITA MAISIP AT HINDI RIN KITA KAYANG ITURING KAIBIGAN NGAYON DAHIL SA
NANGYARI KAY KC...THE BEST YOU CAN BOTH DO IS PRAY SHE LIVE. Pero alam mo
kung anong gusto ko kapag nagising na siya? Sana nga magka-amnesia na
lang siya para hindi niya maramdaman lahat ng sakit na nararamdaman niya.
Alam mo bang ngayon lang she decided to fight for you, sabi niya kasi
sayang naman ang pagmamahal niya kung hindi niya ito ipaglalaban. We
supported her decision. Kung aagawin mo rin lang pala si Justine sa BEST
FRIEND namin, sana nagpakalayo-layo na lang kayo!

KC!
Chapter 54-55
Crestfallen messages



It's been a week already at hindi pa rin siya gumigising. Dalawang beses
na siyang muntik mawala sa amin. KC, couz...don't give-up. Please don't!

Ei I'll just go inside her room, ok?

Sige!

******

Pumasok ako sa kwarto ni KC to see her lying in the hospital bed. I can
see her heart rate, I'm afraid na baka straight line na lang bigla ang
makita ko. Fear and sadness occupied my heart.

Oi gising ka na, matutulog ka na lang ba diyan? Nasabi ko na ba sayo na
idol kita not only sa cheerleading pero sa lahat ng bagay. Sorry sa
kamalditahan at sa mga ginagawa ko sayo. Sana naman gumising ka na so
that I can make it up to you for all the wrong deeds I've done to you. KC
we need you...sana naman you won't leave us!

Nicole?

Sorry!

Ako na bahala pare!

******

Nicole left weeping, I can't help pero masaktan na makita ang best friend
namin sa lagay niyang yan.

Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal, yan ang pangalan ng best friend namin. She's
a very pretty girl, matalino at the best sa cheerleading. Nabago niya
kami kasi she has a very good heart. Kc, napalapit ka na sa amin...miss
ka na namin alam mo ba yun? Miss ko na yung KC na laging
ngumingiti...miss ko na yung best friend namin na laging nandyan. KC
gumising ka na, hm? Sorry, sorry kasi hindi kita naprotektahan as your
best friend. I was supposed to be your bodyguard kahit na hindi pa yun
sabihin ni Justine, but I failed to be your bodyguard and for that I'm
really sorry! KC...don't give-up...don't! Hindi namin kayang mawala ka at
hindi namin kayang maging masaya dahil wala ka! KC...we're waiting for
you...we'll wait until you're ready to comeback to us, just...just make
sure you'll...you'll come back! Please! *turns to Aaron* labas lang ako
pare!

KC...everyone's crying kasi miss ka na namin. Alam mo bang kami na ni
Colleen. Hindi mo ba ako bibigyan ng mahabang lecture or pointers tungkol
sa relationship namin ng best friend mo? Hindi mo ba sasabihin sa akin na
alagaan ko best friend mo kung hindi lagot ako sayo? KC...bestfriend,
gising ka na ha! Gumising ka na...para sa amin. I'll do anything for you
basta gumising ka lang, please? KC...KC miss ka na namin...ngayon wala ka
sa grupo para kaming patay kasi wala ka. Walang nagpapasaya sa
amin...walang KC na active at masayahin! KC...don't give-up! Whatever
happens...don't give-up!

Aaron! Ok lang you don't have to wipe your tears...kahit si Daniel nga
patuloy pa rin ang pag-iyak!

Colleen...I think you also have some words to tell her, tama ba?

Oo kaya please...I want to be alone with her. Moment ko to with my best
friend!

Sige, dun lang ako kina Daniel!

Sis, naririnig mo kami di ba? Naririnig mo ang mga messages namin sayo,
di ba? Bakit hindi ka pa gumising? Gusto mo bang malungkot na lang lagi
kami? Ano ka ba sis...tutulugan mo na lang ba kami? Unfair ka naman yata
nun! *heuk* Di ba sa lahat ng happenings sa life natin, you never give-up
to any of it *heuk* don't tell me you'll give-up this time? *heuk* Don't
tell me because of the pain he caused you...*heuk* you'll choose to leave
us! KC you can't leave us! *heuk* sis we need you! Di ba nun sabi mo
walang iwanan *heuk* dahil ang umalis, hinding-hindi mapapatawad nung isa
*heuk* so you can't leave! SIS! Gising na...ang dami ko pang ikukwento
sayo about me and Aaron! *heuk* you still need to interrogate my
boyfriend! Sis! *heuk*

Colleen, tama na...Aaron dun muna kayo sa labas. I'll have my time for
today with my cousin! Tawagin niyo rin ako kapag dumating na si Kurt!

Sige...tara na hun!

******

Lumabas sila after assisting Colleen outside, ako at si KC na lang ang
nasa room. I sat beside her and held my cousin's hand. Tears were ready
to fall off my eyes pero hindi ko na yun inintindi.

KC...my precious cousin, sorry kung wala ako nung nangyari to sayo. Kung
nandun lang ako sana ako na lang ang nabangga! Natandaan mo ba nung
nagbakasyon tayo sa Australia, nagswimming tayo nun at muntik na akong
malunod even though it was pretty risky you still went to save my life.
Kung hindi dahil sayo sana wala na ako ngayon dito, kaya kung may
magagawa lang sana ako para sayo I'll immediately do it. If I had to risk
my life for you...I'll do it! To me you're not only my cousin but more
like my sister! Sorry I wasn't able to protect you! I'm really sorry
couz! KC please wake up...please? Miss na kita couz. Miss ko na lambing
mo at ngiti mo. Miss ko na ang pagtawag mo sa akin. Kadarating pala ng
kuya mo, aren't we supposed to make fun memories together? KC, you hate
seeing those you love in pain, right? As much as possible, all you want
is for us to be happy...in order for you to do that now, you just have to
wake up! Be safe Hm?
Pare!

I instantly wipe my tears nung pumasok si Deric sa room. He instantly
turned silent nung nakita niya ako.

May tawag ka, parents ni KC!

Ikaw muna ang bahala sa kanya, ha?

Sige!

******

Lumabas na si Sam para sagutin yung call galing sa parents ni KC. I went
near her and sat beside her. I want to hold her hand pero I know I'll
easily break into tears.

KC alam mo bang mahal na mahal pa rin kita. Ikaw pa rin ang nasa puso ko.
Seeing you like this, it hurts me like hell. I really miss you, a week
without hearing your voice or seeing your gentle face...sad or
happy...it's madness! Mababaliw na yata ako kapag isa pang linggong hindi
ko alam kung ok ka na ba talaga o hindi. I know you can hear us, sana
naman kahit any sign man lang magpakita ka for us to know you're safe.
You can't leave us... you can't! If I had to beg to God million times for
you to comeback to us, I'll do it. If I had to give-up my life for you,
I'll do it as long as I'm sure you're safe. I'll do anything for you.
Please wake up! Please?

Oi tama na kadramahan mo dyan, ako naman!

Kurt?

ANO? Hindi ko ba pwdeng pagsabihin yang kapatid kong pasaway? Just go...I
want a moment with KC!

I understand!

******

Deric left the room as I walk towards my sister. I held her hand and
tears just fall off my eyes. I can't control the tears that are falling
from my eyes. My heart is in so much pain seeing her like this.

KC, do you know since I was a little kid I longed to have a little
sister? I prayed to God every night saying: God please let me have a
little sis, if you do that I'll make sure to protect her. Unfortunately I
failed. I'm a failure you know that? I failed to protect my one and only
little sister. Little sis wake up, please wake up! We still need to make
a lot of memories together. I promise you that when you wake up, I
promise to be a good kuya. Promise! I haven't been with you for years and
we've got a lot of catching up to do as a brother and sister. I want to
see my sister's famous smile. I want to see you perform since you're the
best in cheerleading. I want to hear you call me kuya. I longed to call
you little sis! Please KC...wake up! Wake up and don't give up! Please?
Kurt!

ANO!?

Dude we need to go home for awhile, nagtataka na parents niyo kung bakit
di nila makausap si KC!

D@mmit! Fine!

Little sis, I'll be back really soon!

******

I saw everyone leave her room with a very sad looks. I heard all their
crestfallen messages to her. It makes me wonder what the hell have I done
to KC? I don't even think she deserves any of this sh*t! I slowly opened
the door to see her. She has bandages in her head and one thing caught my
eyes...isang bagay na once nagstraight ang lines it means she's gone. My
heart felt a great pain inside. Parang hindi ako makahinga bawat hakbang
ko papalapit sa kanya.

KC...I'm sorry! I'm really sorry! Alam ko you hate hearing that dahil
pagod ka nang marinig yun pero yun lang ang alam kong sabihin. It's my
entire fault that caused you to be in this situation. I admit I still
crazily and madly in love with you. I can't make myself love her again
because you have my heart. Seeing you like this, it feels like my heart
is ready to burst in pain. Please wake up, I know I don't have the right
to say wake up for me because it's not right to say that way. Wake up for
those whom you love. I'm sorry for the painful words I've said to you. I
know I'm the most confusing, meanest jerk...no b@stard you've known. KC,
I love you! I really do! At least I was able to say those words...those
three words I wanted to tell to you but I just can't. I'm sorry if I
hurted you so much, I'm sorry our relationship has ended without any
explanations coming from me. I'm really sorry! I'm sorry I love you!

******

Unknown to Justine, I followed him in the hospital. Kc's friends left her
room and it's Justine's turn to go inside since no one is in her room. I
went outside her room to listen to what he has to say.

After hearing his words filled with so much pain, I can't help but cry
and feel pain at the same time. Alam ko dapat hindi na lang talaga ako
bumalik pa dito, I've only caused him so much trouble and so much pain.
Justine Tan, I'm really sorry!

Chapter 56-57
Who are you?
It's Saturday kaya we're all on our way to the hospital to visit KC. As
soon as we opened the door, a figure was sitting in the hospital bed
staring outside and then stared at us.

Finally you're awake!

I instantly hugged her pero I break the hug kasi pasaway si Sam gusto
ring i-hug si KC at yun lahat kami hinug siya at biglang pumasok yung
doctor niya.

It's good that you're finally awake.

Doc...who...who are they?

Our eyes went wide open with her question and stared at her for a minute
or so then to the Doctor.

Well I guess tama ang hinala namin, you have an amnesia. We don't know if
it's temporary or it will take time for you to recover. But as of now
you're fine, *look at us* you can take her home if you want. Ms. Madrigal
their your friends and family!

She looked confused nung lumabas yung Doctor niya, napaupo si Sam at si
Colleen habang nakatulala pa rin ako sa kanya.

Who are you? I mean I can't recall a thing. What happen? Why am I here?
Can anyone answer me?

You...you really can't recall us?

Nope!

Little sis I'm your brother, this is Sam our one and only cousin whom you
loved dearly. That's Colleen, Aaron, Daniel and Nicole your best friends!

For some reasons I felt happy when you called me little sis so I really
believe you're my brother. So what happened to me? Why am I here?

Naaksidente ka dahil sa pasaway na si Jus---

Car accident!

Ah ok. Weird I heard voices in my dream talking to me more like weeping.
They all asked me to wake up, I don't know who they were. But one thing I
perfectly recall is that when those cries faded, one voice surprise me, I
don't know why. I'm sure he's a boy. He's crying while holding my hand.
His words somehow saved me...I don't know who he is to me but maybe he's
my boyfriend. Do I have a boyfriend? Who's that boy?

D@mn Justine Tan, hindi ka na nakonsensya sa ginawa mo sa kapatid ko and
you still have the guts to visit!?

Uhm no you don't have a boyfriend. Maybe you heard Deric's voice, yeah?
Deric?

Yup that's me!

I don't think so, they don't have the same voice!

Guys I'll just pay the bill, help her get ready. We'll go home, ok?

Ok!

******

Matapos ang almost three weeks ng paghihintay naming magising siya,
nagising nga siya pero hindi naman niya kami matandaan. Hindi ko alam
kung matutuwa ba ako kasi ang KC na kasama at kaharap namin ngayon ay ang
dating KC na palangiti. She seems happy right now kaya parang ayaw ko
nang bumalik pa ang mga alaala niya.

Kuya, Sam mauna na kayo dadaan lang ako sa library!

Hindi samahan ka na namin!

Oo nga.

Ano ba kayo para namang may mangyayari sa akin dun, masyado kayong
praning! Anyway I'll just meet you guys in the canteen, ok ba?

Sabi mo eh!

Ano ka ba insan!

Yan nakawala na siya tuloy!

Alam mo namang kahit may amnesia siya still she's stubborn as you can see
besides kahit anong gawin natin, magkikita at magkikita pa rin sila ni
Justine. Whether we like or not!

******

We saw her walking parang ang lalim ng iniisip niya. She seemed to
recover really fast, masaya na siyang tignan ngayon parang walang
kaprobleproblema. Sana ganun din ako.

Justine I have something to confess to you

Ano yun?

Remember nung naabutan mo akong sinampal ni KC...she's innocent kasi ako
ang nagsimula. She wouldn't have hit me kung hindi ko siya binigyan ng
motive to hit me. She didn't do anything wrong to me.

*Silence*

Margaret leave me alone for a while...please leave!
D@mmit! I hurt her without any reason. No wonder my heart hurted so much
after doing that kasi wala naman siyang ginawang masama. The hell was I
thinking? It's not even a choice for me to choose between KC and Margaret
because KC owns my heart and she'll be the only who can own it! Sh*t!

I left the two of them, I feel so happy being with them but somewhere
inside me...I feel like something is dying within me.

Waaah

Napatingin ako kay KC at nadulas siya sa wet floor dahil nakatiles and
flooring sa entrance ng library namin. I instantly approach to help her
kasi parang nasprain niya ankle niya.

KC ok ka lang ba?

I think I sprained my ankle. Teka you knew me so does that mean I knew
you before? Who are you? Your voice is so familiar...it's like you're the
one voice that I recall in the hospital!

I was shocked. May amnesia siya?

Uy ok ka lang ba? Baka gusto mo akong tulungan tumayo?

Ah oo!

Tinulungan ko siya at ako na rin nagdala ng gamit niya. Students were
whispering to each other habang tinulungan ko siya sa clinic kaya naman
to avoid her from thinking of those students, I instantly glared at them.

You'll be fine, mild sprain lang. Mag-iingat ka sa susunod, ok?

Ah ok...thanks! *turns to me* So who are you again?

Justine Tan!

Ah Justine...well I guess you know me pero ako hindi kasi kita matandaan
eh! Who are you in my life? Friend?

Sh*t! What the hell am I supposed to tell? Ex niya that hurted her so
much? Na ako rin ang dahilan why she lost her memory?

Hey I'm asking...siguro you're my worst enemy noh?

Ha?

Hehe joke lang. Pero seriously close ba tayo nun? Kung hindi, starting
from now friends na tayo ha?

Ah eh...sure friends!
Kahit man lang ngayon makabawi ako sa mga ginawa ko sa kanya. At least
ngayon I can see her smile. Siguro mabuti na ring pansamantalang mawala
ang alaala niya para maging masaya siya.

Justine, I don't know pero I feel really weird ngayon kasama kita. Hay
sana I can recall everything that had happen in the past. Mahirap rin
walang matandaan.

Justine! Oh sorry...

Girl friend mo? She's pretty! Hi I'm KC Madrigal, siguro you know me pero
sorry di kita matandaan eh. Pero we can be friends right?

Ah...su-sure! I'm Margaret!

Well sige maiwan ko na kayong dalawang lovebirds at baka makaistorbo pa
ako!

Kung alam mo lang ang lahat ng nangyari in the past, hindi ka siguro
makakangiti sa amin at lalo na sa akin ngayon. Hindi ka rin makakapagbiro
ng ganyan. KC seeing you now, makes me missed you terribly!

******

Ang weird talaga. Sino kaya si Justine sa buhay ko? Why all of a sudden
my heart beats so fast pero super rin siyang sumakit when he was right
beside me.

Hey we've been waiting for you like half an hour already. Teka what
happen to you?

Ah I wasn't carefully so I slipped through the wet floors.

Hahahaha you're clumsy as ever!

Jeez what a cousin! Kuya sigurado ka he's my beloved cousin whom I
treasured?

Oi nagkaamnesia ka lang inaaway mo na ako!

Sam shut up para ka namang bata niyan eh!

Yeah that's right Nicole pagsabihin mo na nga pinsan ko. Nga pala I met
two new friends just now.

And who were they?

Justine and Margaret!

Their eyes went wide open as I can see all their faces changed from happy
to angry and pissed looks. What's up with them?

Don't ever come near Justine and that Margaret. You're NOT to befriend
them, got that?
Pero why kuya? They both seem so kind. Isa pa ang weird nga eh iba ang
feeling ko kanina nung kasama ko si Justine sa clinic.

Magkasama kayo ni Justine? May sinabi ba siya?

Easy ka lang Aaron, wala naman...nakipagkaibigan lang ako sa kanya. All
he did was to stare at me na parang ang lalim ng iniisip niya.

Just don't ever come near them, ok?

Pero bakit naman? I heard best friend niyo si Justine, di ba? Hindi naman
siguro niya ako gagawan ng masama, di ba?

All of them stared each other kaya lalo tuloy ako naiintriga dun kay
Justine eh. Anong meron sa kanya which makes all of them look that way?
I'll find the answers to my question, alam ko namang wala akong makukuha
sa mga to eh!

Chapter 58: Flashes of memories



Grabe nga naman oo si Justine pa ang una kong makikita sa campus. Kapag
nga naman perfect timing, eh noh? He stopped once he saw me kaya naman I
approached him.

Justine Tan, tigilan mo na kapatid ko! Don't you f***ing come near her!

You're not my parents or anyone close to me to dictate what I have to do
or not!

Aba nanghahamon talaga ng away tong lalaking to ah!

If you have conscience then you won't dare come near her. You do know
it's your fault why all these sh*t happened to her. For once naman after
long sufferings...let her be happy! It's the least thing you can do after
the continuous sufferings you've given to my sister!

I left that loser and went to find my friends and my sister as well. Sana
naman kahit konti pumasok sa utak nung lalaking yun yung mga sinabi ko.

******

I saw Justine sitting by the bench with a sullen looks and it hurts my
heart for some reasons.

-FLASHBACK-


aaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

HINDI KA BA MARUNONG TUMINGIN SA DINADAANAN MO?!
IKAW?

OMG KC!

Ikaw si KC? Kirsten Cassandra?

Yea...sino ka?

Wow naman pare di tayo kilala! Amazing!

S-sis...

What‟s amazing with that eh hindi ko nga kayo kilala well I don‟t even
bother knowing who you are...so don‟t waste your time telling me! Tara na
sis!

Kirsten Cassandra...JT nga pala...remember that name!

******

LAYUAN MO ANG JUSTINE KO!

DON‟T TOUCH HER! DON‟T YOU DARE HURT HER!

But Justine...

SUBUKAN MO SIYANG HAWAKAN KAHIT ISANG BUHOK NIYA...PATAY KA SA AKIN!

******

HOY!

Huwag ka ngang makialam dito!

ANONG SABI MO!?

J-justine!

Ano to lovers kayo?

EH ANO NAMAN SAYO?

Aba akala mo kung sino to ano may laban ka?

Close your eyes...wag mong bubuksan hanggang hindi ko sinasabi! Subukan
mong buksan patay ka sa akin!

J-justine...ta-tapos n-na b-ba?

Now you can open your eyes!

Justine...

Next time don‟t go away from me!
-END OF FLASHBACK-

Ang sakit!

I held my head dahil ang sakit ng ulo ko. I saw flashes of memories pero
hindi clear kung sino pero Justine ang pangalang natandaan ko sa mga yun.
Sino ka ba talaga sa buhay ko Justine?

KC ok ka lang ba?

Dan---

KC!

******

Saktong papunta sana kami kina KC at Daniel nang bigla siyang himatayin.
We instantly brought her to the hospital.

She's fine, kailangan lang niya ng pahinga. You have to tell her she must
take it easy recalling things. She must not force herself to remember
everything, it takes time.

Sige doc, thank you!

KC what were you trying to recall? Don't tell me it's Justine. Do you
still have to suffer even if you don't recall anything? Please don't
think of Justine...can you give me another chance? Can you look at me
instead of him?

******

I woke up to see everyone staring at me. Itong feeling na parang palagi
na lang nila akong tinitignan with a worried looks sort of makes me feel
so tired. Parang nagsasawa na ako sa ganung tingin nila sa akin.

Can I go home now?

KC...

Hm?

You don't need to force yourself to recall everything, take it easy.
It'll also come back little by little.

Sam I know pero may bigla lang na memory na nagflash sa utak ko.

What memory have you recalled?

Hindi clear kaya di ko na matandaan.

I had to lie to them dahil it concerns Justine and pakiramdam ko once
sinabi ko sa kanila na ang memory ko is about him, I'm sure they'll have
that weird looks on their faces again. Justine and them...they're all a
mystery to me. I have to figure out things on my own, I have to recall
everything on my own!

It has been a week since that incident happened. Back to normal naman ang
lahat. I can recall small stuff pero mainly yung mga yun eh yung
childhood memories ko with Sam, other than that walang flashes of
memories that had happened in the past.

KC!

Oh Aaron, Daniel! Teka buti di mo kasama sis ko ha Aaron?

Ah busy siya eh, kaw saan ang heading mo?

Wala diyan lang sa tabi-tabi. Eh kayo wala ba kayong practice sa
basketball?

Not for today, oo nga pala may nakalimutan daw si Sam sa room niyo
pakikuha na lang daw. Busy siya with Nicole eh!

Hay naku si Sam talaga! Sige kukunin ko lang yung pinapakuha ng pasaway
kong pinsan!

Umalis na ako papuntang room at kinuha yung notebook sa desk ni Sam. I
was on my way down nung may narinig akong inggay sa isang room. I opened
the door at habang papasok ako may biglang nagsalita.

Don't close---!

Nagulat ako kaya nabitawan ko yung door and it closes by itself. I tried
opening it again kaso ayaw mabuksan.

Yun na nga, sira yang pintong yan and now we're stuck!

Sorry...ginulat mo kasi ako eh!

Ok lang, di mo naman kasalanan eh.

Teka ano ba kasing ginagawa mo dito?

Ah wala na-curious kasi ako sa kwartong to kaya pumasok ako.

Yan ang nagagawa ng masyadong nagiging curious!

Nagtawanan na lang kami and then we both went silent. I looked at his
face and sudden flashes of memories rushed to my mind.

-FLASHBACK-

A-anong gi-ginagawa mo dito? Sira ka ba?

Oo sira na nga yata ako!
I think I'm crazy because I like you! No I love you! Yung nakita mo
kanina...I was trying to make it clear to her that I.DON'T.LOVE.HER! Sure
I'm not the type of boy to show clear feelings. I'm not even good at
expressing my real feelings to a girl. KC you're the first girl that I
exerted effort just to be with you. You're even the first girl I ever
kissed back. The kiss with you wasn't crappy and it meant everything to
me! Yeah you see me as the biggest mean jerk alive...sure I'm a jerk
because I can't even show it clearly how much you mean to me! Pero
Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal...I honestly love you

You love me? Chi yeah right! *giving a small unbelievable smile* I told
you I'm not playing any of your games anymore. The pain and disaster you
brought to my life is enough already and you want to add more to it?
Justine Tan malas ka sa buhay ko. Lahat na yata ng sakit at hirap eh
naranasan ko in a very short time being with you. Yeah sure I did like
you pero good thing I didn't love you. Meeting you and learning to like
you was the greatest mistake I've ever done. I wish you never existed or
at least the person with the name Justine Tan didn't exist in my life! I
hate you so much that I can't stand seeing you so PLEASE get the heck out
of my life and don't bother me anymore! Hindi na kita gustong makita pa
EVER!

******

KC...

Please whatever you've got to say...just save it and rest na lang pwde?

I can't

Justine!

Please hear me out, will you? After this sige you can say whatever you
want to say and I'll accept it but before you tell me to stay away from
you...hear me our, please?

Fine as long as pagkatapos nito you'll rest and this topic is over as
well, ok?

KC I'm not playing any games with you. I'm serious when I told you I love
you. Yeah I was the biggest jerk after that kiss because you're the only
girl I ever kissed back. The kiss with you made me feel so strange and it
made me turn into a complete mean jerk. The feelings I have for you
whenever you're with me, it's something I've been wanting to feel and you
were the one who was able to make me feel that...

KC mahal kita...hindi ko alam kung kailan ko to naramdaman pero isa lang
ang alam ko...I'm going crazy right now dahil mahal na mahal kita. Hindi
ko alam kung anong gagawin ko kung wala ka. I can't take it when you cry
dahil lalo lang akong nasasaktan. All I ever wanted is to make you
happy...sorry kasi hindi kita naprotektahan. Sorry rin dahil lahat na
yata ng kamalasan mo eh nangyari since you met me. I'm really sorry! I
know and I'm not even sure of this pero KC...can you give me a second
chance? Second chance to prove my love for you!
I guess their plan did work after all...

So you mean...

OO I'm willing to give you a second chance

Teka you should rest na may sakit ka pa eh!

Ok na ako...you're the only one I need para gumaling ako!

-END OF FLASHABACK-

I saw her crying for no reason kaya I instantly have this urge to hug her
and I did. It calmed her down.

Justine, sino ka ba talaga sa buhay ko? Why am I having a hard time
recalling stuff with you and yet all I hear is your name?

When you remember everything, I want you to know that I'm very sorry for
all the things that I've done to you. Really I am very sorry!

Huh?

KC, I don't want to lie to you...I've hurted you so much in the past and
now I want to make it up to you.

I don't know what you did that hurted me so much pero I can feel your
sincere sorry isa pa you've been honest namin. Besides I heard from
everyone that I am kind daw kaya even if marecall ko yung mga ginawa mo
sa akin siguro my mind won't change on this...I forgive you with whatever
you've done to me. Hindi naman ako si God para hindi ka maforgive di ba?

Sana nga yan rin ang sasabihin mo once you remember everything. I'm happy
I get to spend time with you and hug you because I don't know when I'll
have the opportunity to do this again!

Chapter 59-60: Just trust me!




My head was spinning after all those memories flashing through my head.
Gabi na nga kami nakalabas ni Justine dun eh buti na lang napadaan si
manong janitor kung hindi baka inumaga na kami! While going walking home
feeling ko may sumusunod sa akin pero di ko na lang pinansin.

KC! Where the hell have you been? Alam mo bang kanina pa kami nag-aalala
sayo? Sino ba kasama mo? Saan kayo nagpunta?

Whoa kuya easy ka lang, one question at a time pwde?

Aish!
Well natrap ako sa isang room sa school buti napadaan si manong janitor
kaya eto ako ngayon!

May kasama ka dun sis?

Uhm wala, dapat ba may kasama ako?

Sabi ko nga...

Let's go in para makapagpahinga ka na!

It really felt weird kasi parang I can sense eyes all over me. It's
freaking me out!

Two weeks had passed and lalong lumala ang surroundings ko. I mean lately
parang nagiging OVER protective sina kuya or should I say silang lahat
pati na rin si Justine. Of course nagkikita kami secretly, well ako I
need to keep it secret or else sira plans ko, di ba?

Si Justine ba yun? JUST---ay umalis na siya...sayang!

Although habang palakad ako dun sa kinauupuan ni Justine, I saw a cute
familiar figure laying on the picnic table.

Wow ang cute naman nitong scrapbook na to. I bet si Margaret ang may gawa
nito for Justine. Sweet naman! Nakakaingit tuloy!

I got hold of the scrapbook and placed it in my bag tska ko na ibibigay
kay Justine kapag nakita ko na siya. Later ko na rin sisilipin laman nun,
di naman siguro siya magagalit if I take a quick peek into it, di ba?

******

I met my gang kasi   lately I received threats. Worst it concerns KC! Hindi
alam ng mga kaaway   ko na kapatid ko siya, all they know she's my sort of
GIRL! This is what   I'm afraid of, lalo na wala pa man din matandaan si
KC. This should be   really hard.

So boss what are we supposed to do?

I want some of you to keep an eye over KC, the rest take care of those
rats, ok?

OK!

Muntik nang mawala ang kapatid ko sa amin and now I'll make sure no one
will dare hurt her again. Tama na yung sakit na binigay sa kanya nung
Justine na yun. She's had it enough! She doesn't even deserve any of it!

******

As I walked my way home, naisip kong magstop muna sa park since maaga pa
naman kasi di raw ako pwdeng umuwi sa house not when it reaches 5:30pm
may surprise daw sila for me. Eh 4:45pm pa lang naman kay I sat sa bench
ng park and I took out the scrapbook that belongs to Justine.

Memories of Us

Nice title...pero something made my eyes went wide open when I saw my
name on the second page yung for the dedication part!

I made this? For Justine?

I look into the first pictures and again, flashes of memories occupied my
head as I look into the photos. I tried resisting the pain I'm feeling
from my head. I decided to walk back home while reading the comments and
looking into the picture but out of nowhere a van stopped near me and
dragged me inside, I dropped my stuff including the scrapbook.

******

I saw KC went through the park, lately I felt uneasy kaya I followed her
to make sure she's safe. All of a sudden she's nowhere to be found. I
walked around to see her bag and what the...scrapbook ko yun ah!

KC!

Right then and there I knew something is wrong here. I run to their house
not minding what the hell will happen as soon as I reach the place. I saw
all of them walking outside.

Justine?

I know I shouldn't be here pero si KC...

WHAT THE HELL DID YOU DO TO HER AGAIN?

No it wasn't me...someone took her. Nakita ko na lang tong mga gamit niya
sa daan.

F***!

Guys who's cellphone's ringing?

Justine? Deric? Kurt?

HELLO!

Don't you dare hurt her kung hindi papatayin kita!

Try hurting her with your dirty hands, I promise it'll be hell once I
reach that place!

Trying hurting her I'll f***ing kill you.

You all received a call? Ano na what happen to her?
I think they joined forces, right now it's no use if you'll hate Justine
because we NEED his help. He's as good as you guys in fighting.

I DON'T FREAKING CARE IF HE COMES ALONG, ALL I WANT IS TO MAKE SURE SHE'S
SAFE.

So what are we waiting for? Let's go!

Nicole...Colleen stay inside this house and don't leave. I'll send some
of my men to come and guard the place!

Sige call us once you have KC, already, ok?

Sige!

******

I opened my eyes to see my hands and feet tightened with a rope that's
hurting my hands and feet!

Nasaan ako?

You're awake at last!

Who are you?

Don't worry your love ones will soon be here!

WHAT?

Your Justine's girl, Deric's ex and to top it all...you're Kurt's sister!

I don't know what your planning pero I'm sure your plan will work.
Besides I'm not Justine's girl at hindi ko rin ex si Deric!

Don't fool us...you !@#$!

TRY LAYING YOUR HAND ONTO HER FACE I'LL SWEAR TO KILL YOU, YOU F***ING
RASCAL!

Oh I'm scared...! How ironic! You see KC, the three of them came to save
you!

SHUT THE F*** UP AND LET HER GO, YOU WANT US SO DON'T INCLUDE HER!

OI JUSTINE WHAT THE HELL YOU DOING HERE? TEKA BUTI MAGKAKASAMA KAYONG
TATLO? DIDN'T YOU HATE EACH OTHER?

No one listened to me and their bloody fight started already and out of
nowhere Sam, Aaron and Daniel came to join the fight. Gosh this place is
like HELL! I was so worried then I didn't see Justine anywhere the crowd
and all of a sudden, someone whispered...
Close your eyes and don't open it unless I told you to do so! Or else
you're dead to me...KC just trust me, hm!?

That voice...Justine? I didn't bother to think much and I just followed
what he told me to do so. Those words seem to be so familiar with me.
Parang hindi yun ang first time kong narinig. Out of nowhere I felt
someone's hand fell off to my feet kaya I opened my eyes na. Dahil
mabilis kong binuksan, flashes of memories came rushing to me AGAIN not
clear!

Justine!

I saw hell when I looked around, some boys were on the ground while Sam,
Aaron, Daniel, Deric and Kurt were looking like sh*t! They were all
exhausted as I can see. Just then I shifted my eyes even though I can't
see it properly with those memories flashing through me, but then I saw a
man in black ready to stab Justine from behind, fear occupied me and my
heart was terribly beating so fast!

JUSTINE!

I shouted as I run behind him while all of them stopped and stared at us,
but then Justine just took my hand and hugged me so quickly and then he
kind of pushed me aside. Unknown to me someone was behind me and hit me
with a wooden stick!

JUSTINE! KC!

I fell off the ground and my eyes were closing and before it completely
shut down, I saw Justine...then everything went black.

Chapter 61-62: Mission: Make them accept JT



I slowly opened my eyes to see Justine, who is about to stand from his
seat beside my bed, so I held his hand and he looked at me with surprise.
I stared at him as he stared back at me. There was silence till he broke
it.

Gising ka na pala

Ngayon lang...ok ka na ba?

Oo naman ako pa, eh malakas pa to sa kabayo noh! Eh ikaw?

Ok lang! Ang weird parang ang tagal ko na namang nakatulog.

Haha oo nga eh mas matagal ka pang nakatulog kesa sa akin, eh ako na nga
tong nasaksak eh!

HA? SAAN? Ok ka lang?
Easy ka lang, ok lang ako! Pero you've been asleep about one week and
five days.

Ganun? Teka nasaan na sila?

Umalis sila kanina eh parang ang dami nilang inaasikaso kaya ako na lang
ang nandito habang wala sila.

Ah ok. Eh si Margaret hindi ka ba niya binabantayan? Tska sa sinabi mo
para namang ayaw mo na makita ka nila!

Hindi naman, there are just certain things you won't understand right
now.

Ah sabi mo eh!

Sige balik na ako sa room ko baka bumalik na sila, isa pa kailangan mo
pang magpahinga. Ang hina mo kasi eh!

Sus nagsalita! Sige thanks sa pagdalaw!

Pag-alis ni Justine eh saktong dumating nga sila. They all hugged me and
in fairness nakarecover na sila from what happen kasi fresh nang tignan
mga faces nila.

Oi ok ka na?

OO!

Aba obvious nga masigla ka na eh!

Alam mo tulog ka na lang ng tulog, sana naman sa birthday mo di mo na
tulugan noh!

Hahaha ganun? Uhm teka...kailan ba birthday ko?

Ay oo nga pala may amnesia ka pa, three weeks from now...sa March 20 to
be exact!

Wow lapit na pala ng birthday ko di ko man lang alam.

Oo nga eh!

******

It's been a four days after that incident in the hospital. Grabe miss na
miss ko na talaga si KC. Sa tuwing nakikita ko siya, lalo lang akong
nangungulila sa kanya. Lapit na rin birthday niya!

Ang lalim yata ng iniisip mo ah!

Ah hindi naman may naisip lang ako

Which is?
Wala!

About...kay KC noh?

Hin-hindi ah!

Kung siguro hindi ako bumalik, everything would have been perfect di ba?

Pero bumalik ka and we can never turn back the hands of time. Don't worry
I'm slowly trying to accept everything that has happened to me. Isa pa
each encounters made me learn a lot of things.

Tama ka...it sure made me learn a lot of things as well!

******

Hinanap ko sa buong campus si Justine pero still can't find him. Today I
planned to push through my mission: make them accept JT. I've heard na
best friends pala dati sina Aaron, Daniel and Justine, so now I have to
make them one again!

Justine!

KC?

Punta ka sa starbucks later 5pm, ok?

Ha bakit?

Basta...sama mo na rin si Margaret!

Pero

Walang pero-pero...punta ka ha kung hindi...uhm magagalit ako sayo!

Wala na akong sinabi!

See ya!

Ang weird ano na naman kayang pinaplano niya?

******

Oi KC ano to buti nanlibre ka?

Ah wala lang, hindi ba pwdeng ilibre ko kayo? Bakit nun ba hindi ko pa
kayo nalilibre?

Uhm sa record ko di pa yata!

Ganun? Akala ko pa mandin good girl ako tapos di ko pa pala kayo nalibre
oh well at least ngayon libre ko na kayo, di ba?
Eh bakit may sobra, sino pa ba ang darating?

Siya!

*Everyone turns to look behind them*

What the hell!

Kuya!

You invited him?

Oo anong masama?

KC...

He saved me remember?

No! You're supposed to save him pero since para sa kanya talaga yun eh
tinulak ka niya!

Pareho lang yun! Isa pa di ba Aaron, Daniel...best friend niyo si
Justine?

Paano mo nalaman?

Nag-tanong tanong ako bakit di ba yun pwde?

Oi si KC ba talaga yan?

Oi Colleen narinig ko yun ha!

Sheesh!

Anyway Justine upo ka na! And guys why don't you accept Justine as
friend? Hindi naman masama to befriend him di ba?

MASAMA!

Sam...kuya!

KC you don't have any idea what this Justine had done to you in the past!

Kuya past is past isa pa ayoko nang sumakit pa ulo ko trying to recall
the past, just deal with the present! Whatever happened in the past it's
best na wala akong naaalala...kasi parang napakabig deal ng past ko sa
inyong lahat!

Kurt try to listen to her first, you don't want to argue with her, do
you?

Aish isa ka pa Deric!

Guys what's wrong with Justine? Why can't you accept him?
I'll tell you what's wrong with him. First he hurted you so much like
hell. He's the one who caused you to lose your memory! He was also the
one who made you wish to die, now tell me how the heck am I supposed to
accept someone like Justine Tan after all the things he has done to you!?

Kuya you may hate him terribly but the KC who is in front of you right
now has forgiven him with whatever he has done to me in the past. Yung KC
na siguro nasaktan niya eh wala na tulad ng pagkawala ng memory ko! So
please, accept him. Guys this would be the best birthday gift, no advance
birthday gift to me if you accept him, please?

Do we have a choice?

KC...do you know how much you're hurting Deric right now?

Ha?

Noon at siguro hanggang ngayon they're rivals. Isa pa they're half
brothers who are against each other because of you. Now tell us how can
we become one when we can't seem to like him!

Natameme ka noh!

Uhm actually...I...I like someone already!

WHAT!? SINO!? KAILAN PA!?

Whoa easy lang...pero oo I like someone already and it's not Deric and
not Justine as well.

Guys I forgot I have some stuff to do pa pala!

Deric!

******

Deric went away, I felt like doing the same thing. Who could be this
lucky boy whom KC has fallen in love to? My heart is being torn into
pieces hearing this siguro it's the same thing with Deric.

Please accept Justine na? For me?

May magagawa pa ba kami?

Wala! If you're not gonna accept him, I won't talk to you again!

KC, why are you doing this?

Wala lang kasi feeling ko super kayong magkaaway eh sabi naman ng marami
close daw kayo before, I just want to bring that closeness back malay
natin bumalik alaala ko right?

Pero this is SO wrong!
Please Sam? Kuya? Guys?

Fine...I'm cool with it. Sensya na pare it took KC for us to be close
again, wala naman nabago sa atin...di ba?

Oo naman Daniel.

Aish ako rin ha, sorry sa inasal ko sayo before...alam mo na yun!

I understand.

Sam? Kuya?

AISH FINE! I'm doing this because she said so!

Ako rin!

Well I guess welcome to the club again!

Thanks Colleen!

I don't know if this is right pero at least kahit papaano I'm welcome to
them again kahit pinilit lang sila ni KC!

Chapter 63
Can you do me a favor?



It's been days na rin at kahit papaano nagiging close na rin sila. Hindi
awkward ang feeling kapag kasama namin sina Justine at Margaret pero
kinaiinisan talaga nila si Margaret. Ang kuya ko naman at si Justine araw
araw ang away nila. Parang aso't pusa sila!

Ice cream oh!

Thanks...

Lalim yata ng iniisp mo ah!

Deric thanks and sorry sa lahat!

Ikaw ba yan KC? Parang nasanay na ako na happy at sassy ang dating mo
eh...the girl I'm seeing now, seemingly parang si KC na noon!

Ano ka ba ako pa rin yung noon at ngayon iisang tao pa rin!

Hehe sabi ko nga. Tska wala yun, I chose to love you from the beginning
so I shouldn't ask you to love me back. Nga pala samahan na kita sa
check-up mo!

Natandaan mo pala yun, ako na lang tutal last check-up ko na to eh!
Sigurado ka?

Oo naman!

Pagkatapos kong kinausap si Deric, I went to my locker to get the rest of
my stuff till I saw a letter. I slowly opened it.

Dear KC, (narration po ni Margaret)

Do you know how much I envy you? Of course you don't...I'm happy kahit
papaano we're sort of friends, di ba? Pero I know once you recall
everything, you wouldn't wish to befriend someone like me. Someone who
has caused you great pain as well as Justine. Do you know Justine loves
you till now? Do you know I'm having a hard time right now because of
you? Do you know my heart hurts so much because I can't compete against
you!? Everyday I wished for him to love me...pero everyday I face it with
disappointment because you and him...you're still inseperable! Sorry if I
had to write all these, I just can't let you see me again cry my heart
out in pain. You're a girl as well so you understand my feelings, right?
KC, if I tell you leave him alone, will you do it for me? If you do, I'll
take it as a great debt to you!

Love,
Margaret Ching

KC!

Ha!?

I was alarmed and so I kept the letter to my pocket and gape at them.

Ok ka lang ba?

Oo naman, sige una na ako!

Weird!

******

I went to the hospital for my last check-up. Since nung accident, I was
adviced to attend regular check-up pero the last time sabi ni Doc eto na
daw last, kaya here I am.

Well you're doing great! Just take care of yourself, ok?

Thanks Doc!

As I was along the corridor of the hospital, I saw a familiar figure who
is about to go inside the doctor's clinic. I, who's so curious, went to
follow though I only stand right beside the door because the door was
left open.

Please you've got to consider the operation, there's still 75% chance
you'll live.
Can't I just spend the rest of my time with my loved ones?

You can spend much more time with your loved ones after the operation. If
you don't reconsider the operation, later on it'll be too later. Your
heart won't allow us to operate it later on, while your sickness isn't
worst yet, we've got all the chances of saving you.

I'll think about it.

Ok, call me once you've decided.

Thank you Doc!

May sakit siya? How could that happen? No it isn't possible! It can't be!

KC?

******

Dude saan na si KC? Buti wala pa siya?

Dumaan sa hospital remember?

Oo nga pala...

Hey guys!

Oh nandyan na pala siya eh!

Teka buti nandito kayong lahat?

Wala lang namimiss ka namin eh, di ba? Isa pa we planned having a pre-
birthday party for you today!

Which is...?

Grill party, tayo lang ha...walang Justine! Fave mo rin kasi BBQ eh!

Ah so what are we waiting for let's start the grilling party?

Lahat sila papunta na ng swimming pool area pero di pa rin tumatayo kuya
ko from his seat kaya napastop ako at tinignan siya. Tumayo siya heading
upstairs kaya sinundan ko naman siya.

Tell me something I should know!

Ha?

Do I have to torture you with tons of questions or you'll be the one to
tell all of it to me?

Kuya...can you do me a favor? Swear with this favor, I'm sure you'll help
me out!
What favor is it...?

******

Ang tagal niyo ah, ano bang ginawa niyo sa loob?

Ah wala may tinawagan lang si kuya, friend niya...tapos pinakausap sa
akin.

Weird mo sis ah, di naman namin tinatanong kung sino...may secret kayo
noh?

Wala ah!

Aish tama na nga yan at mag-enjoy na lang tayo!

Oo nga naman!

So KC ano talagang plan mo sa birthday mo which is three days from now?

Well I plan to have a dinner with you guys.

Corny mo sis ah, yun lang? Napakaformal naman ng dating!

Sis naman eh!

Sige na wala na akong sinabi mahirap makipag-away sayo, talo kami lagi!

Hehehe buti alam mo!

Sheesh kung hindi lang award winning ang ngiti mo, aawayin kita eh!

Colleen!

Sabi ko nga mananahimik na ako, ikaw naman hun oh!

Nagtawanan kami nun dahil sa dalawang cute lovebirds na magkatabi. It was
so fun being with them. Really I'm so happy! Really happy that tears are
ready to burst out!

Chapter 64-65: Falling in love to a Mean Jerk + side stories inserted!



This is it, today is my birthday! First to start my day, I planned
visiting few places before I meet them sa fave naming Japanese
Restaurant. Dadaan rin ako sa mall kasi may kailangan akong bilhin.

******

Today is her birthday, gusto ko siyang tawagin para i-greet kaso nahihiya
ako. Sayang di ko siya mapuntahan kasi may date ako with Margaret sa
isang Japanese Restaurant around 6:30pm.
Oi Justine don't forget our date ha, 6:30pm sharp huwag kang malelate,
ok?

Opo tatandaan ko!

Sige una na ako may dadaan pa ako eh

Sige, ingat ka

Pagkaalis ni Margaret eh saktong bumisita sina Aaron and Daniel, it's a
miracle napadalaw sila. It has been ages since they visited me sa condo
ko.

Pare musta na? Birthday ngayon ni KC ah!

Oo nga birthday nga niya...oh well eto ako ok naman!

Hindi mo ba balak tawagan man lang siya?

Nahihiya ako eh.

Hala si Justine Tan nahiya? Magandang headline yun!

Aaron talaga!

Hayaan mo na nag-iba takbo ng isip niyan simula nang sagutin siya ni
Colleen! Nangangati na nga ako sa kasweetan ng dalawa eh.

Kasi naman Daniel maghanap ka na ng girlfriend mo noh!

Hay ako na naman ang nakita!

Eh alangan naman si Justine?

Tara na nga at mag-ikot ikot na lang tayo sa mall, libre ko kayo lunch!

Sige later my dinner kami with KC kaya lunch mo lang talaga kami
malilibre!

Ganun may dinner kayo with KC, pakisabi na lang na happy birthday sa
kanya.

Sure pare!

******

Hay natapos rin ako sa wakas, oh well need to get ready for my dinner
party with the whole barkada. After an hour of fixing myself, I went to
the Japanese Restaurant. Actually majority sa amin gusto Jap food kaya sa
fave naming Japanese Restaurant namin i-cecelebrate birthday ko!

KC, sa wakas you're here! Happy Birthday sis!
KC HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Aba perfect coordination yun ah! Ano yun pinractice niyo pa?

Oo naman ganoon ka kasi ka-special sa amin eh!

Awww touch naman ako!

So order na tayo?

Ops kulang pa tayo!

Ha?

Justine dito!

What the...ano to set-up ni Margaret? But why!?

Ah sorry kameet ko kasi si---

Margaret right? She called me earlier saying she can't attend eh sabi ko
same restaurant din gaganapin birthday ko at same time pa kaya di na lang
niya pinacancel!

So why don't you join us!?

Oo nga today magiging mabati ako dahil birthday ng sis ko!

Now we can order!

*While eating*

Bakit ba wala pa si Sam dito tska si Kurt?

Ah si kuya, may linakaran yun galit nga ako sa kanya kasi di man lang
siya makapunta sa celebration ng birthday ko. Si Sam palagay ko papunta
na rin yun.

Teka bakit ba napaka-exclusive ng lugar natin?

Ayaw mo nun? Isa pa godmother ko daw ang may-ari ng restaurant na to kaya
nasa V.I.P area tayo!

Sosyal!

Oh eto na pala ang cake mo eh! So guys shall we sing her a happy birthday
song?

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday, happy
birthday, happy birthday to you!

Sis happy birthday 19th birthday!

Blow your candles and make a wish!
*closes eyes and makes a wish*

Anong wish mo?

Ano kayo sinuswerte para malaman niyo?

Ei eto gifts namin sayo. Nga pala may isa kaming sulat for you, kami
lahat nagcontribute para dito sinama na rin namin sa sulat si Justine
kahit di niya alam since wala pa rin naman dito sina Sam at Kurt.

Colleen ikaw na magbasa!

Kc, happy 19th birthday! Grabe in a year ang daming nangyari pero at
least naging close tayong lahat at nakilala natin ang isa't isa within
that span of time. Kahit na wala kang naaalala at least you're happy with
us, di ba? Ang importante eh makagawa tayo ng mga alaala kahit na nawala
yung mga alaala ng nakaraan mo. By the way saludo kami sayo sa
cheerleading lalo na si Nicole. Super galing mo kasi eh! Sa kabaitan,
saludo kaming lahat sayo pati na si Justine. Alam mo bang kahit mahal ka
pa rin ni Deric ngayon, he's learning to move on. Sino ba naman kasing di
maiinlove sayo eh you're the perfect girl friend material. Alam mo you're
really a wonderful person, we're all glad we met you. Let's continue to
make good memories together. We love you Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal!

Wow...super natouch ako! Naiiyak nga ako na ewan eh!

Yun lang ba masasabi mo?

First of all, thank you kasi you're all good to me kasama dun si Justine
ha! Second, for the happiness you continue to bring to me! These
memories...I'll keep them whatever happens.

Yan sabi ko na sa inyo huwag na lang natin siyang sulatan, papaiyakin
lang natin siya. Yan tuloy tama nga ako umiiyak na siya. Iyakin pa rin
siya ever!

Hahaha it's ok ngayon pa lang naman ako umiyak sa harap niyo di ba?

Ah eh...oo nga naman!

Ei guys nga pala I have to go!

Ha bakit? Wala pa si Sam!

Parating na yun, isa pa babalik naman ako eh!

Saan ka ba pupunta eh birthday na birthday mo? Bakit di mo na lang i-
cancel?

Di pwde eh, promise babalik din ako!

Balik ka ha?
Oo...babalik ako!

Bye KC! Balik ka agad ha!

Bye...!

At least for the last time nakasama ko ang mga taong malapit sa   akin. For
the last time I saw their smiles. I'm leaving them without them   knowing
it. Mabuti na to kesa malaman pa nila na aalis ako. My good bye   was for
real...that's why I took the moment to gaze to each one of them   as I said
Bye...!


+Margaret's Side Story+


I'm Margaret Ching, lumaki ako na sina Justine ang kasama ko pati na sina
Aaron and Daniel. Before I left, nagconfess si Justine that he loves me
pero I turned him down to follow my dreams. Ang sama ko noh pero little
did I know na makakarma rin pala ako.

I went back to the Philippines hoping that the Justine I left would still
accept me, however, he loves someone already. Someone I can't compete
with because she's awfully kind. Really kind that made everyone love her.
She's not that hard to love though but meeting her, I learned a lot.
She's the kind of girl you wouldn't wish to lose, because it's a great
lose on your part if you give her up.

FLASHBACK

KC?

She lead me to a coffee shop near the hospital and there was silence
between us. I guess she was trying to think of the words to tell me.

Margaret...you're...you're sick?

Yeah don't worry I'm not yet dying!

Kaya ba you want Justine?

Nakakaalala ka na?

Oo but please don't tell anyone about it, promise me you won't!

Pero...

Now I understand why you want Justine so badly...sorry I've become so
selfish, I wasn't aware!

None of it is your fault, kahit si Justine di naman alam ang condition ko
eh.
The letter you wrote, I'm sorry kung...I've been a pain to you.
And...I...I'll willingly...let him go!

What? KC you don't have to do this because you knew my condition!

No! I'm not doing this because of your condition, pero dahil sa mga
nangyari in the past. I can't handle lying to them anymore. I can't
handle acting like I don't remember anything at all when I've fully
recovered my memory already. So please if you want Justine, help me!

So what help can I do?

On my birthday, make him go to the restaurant that I'll text you where.
I'm sure if I invite him, he'll decline it because he still feels like
it's wrong for him to be with the group.

Kaya mo ba sila pinagkakasundo dahil naaalala mo na lahat?

Oo, I was the reason why they left Justine and now I want to be the
reason they're all together again. It wasn't easy pero kahit papaano
natatanggap-tangap na rin nila ulit si Justine. If this plan works out,
rest assured you'll have Justine right beside you!

Don't worry I'll help you and KC...thank you!

It's nothing, friends pa rin tayo di ba? Pero Margaret the day I'll leave
Justine, will be the day you'll start considering your operation.
Mapapasayo na si Justine, so you can't leave him afterwards dahil wala na
ako...para mahalin siya!

Thank you kasi mabait ka pa rin sa akin after all I've done to you!

Just remember our deal, ok? I guess this is my last good bye to you! Good
bye Margaret, when I see you sana you're healthy already and still madly
in love with Justine! Bye!

END OF FLASHBACK

KC, you're really an angel! Someone like me don't deserve to be your
friend! Seeing you leave them, I know how much it hurts! All I can say is
I'm sorry!



+Kurt's Side Story+

I'm Kurt Madrigal as you all know. I have a sister which I didn't know
not till I arrived Philippines last year. Nakakatawa nga first encounter
ko sa kanya eh sinigawan ko na siya at inaway dahil nabanggit niya si
Justine.

However later I found out she's my sister. My sister that I've longed
for. I wished before to God to let me have a sister, I vowed to take good
care of her and protect her, apparently, I failed. She encountered an
accident and I wasn't there to protect her. I'm a big failure as a
brother.

FLASHBACK

Pero her last accident, nung nagising siya parang may nagbago sa kanya.
Sure I haven't known her for years pero we can say brother instincts.
Seemingly she's more active pero something tells me that things aren't
right! Kaya naman after niya sa hospital at tapos nagstart ang grilling
ng barkada hindi pa rin ako tumatayo sa upuan ko, she noticed it kaya she
stopped although I went upstairs, and she followed me naman.

Tell me something I should know!

Ha?

Do I have to torture you with tons of questions or you'll be the one to
tell all of it to me?

Kuya...can you do me a favor? Swear with this favor, I'm sure you'll help
me out!

What favor is it...?

She was thinking so deeply, really deep that made me stare at her with
full curiousity painted in my face.

Kuya take me away, let's go to a place faraway from everyone. Di ba you
promised me na kapag di ko na kaya you'll take me away, tayong dalawa
lang.

*Shock*

You...you recall everything??

Oo kuya, nung last akong nahospital...I already recalled everything pero
I had to act as if wala pa rin akong maalala. I planned everything pero
ngayon di ko na talaga kayang magkunwaring wala akong naaalala. Mahirap
kasi eh, masakit pa rin. Kahit na napakasaya kong tignan sa harap man ni
Justine *heuk* kuya my heart is dying. Di ko na kaya *heuk* pagod na
pagod na ako. At least di ba, natama ko na lahat. Tanggap na nila si
Justine *heuk* and now I want to let go of him inside my heart. I want to
start all over again! Feeling ko isa pang linggong makita ko si Justine,
di ko na macocontrol feelings ko and before that happens, please
kuya...take me away, will you?

Shhh don't cry anymore *wipes her tears* I'll settle everything, tell me
when you want to leave and I'll take care of it. I'll call our parents
today to inform them about it.

Kuya I planned to leave exactly on my birthday, take the night flight. I
don't care where we go but we have to go on that day. I planned to
celebrate my birthday with them first sa restaurant, then I'll leave them
without them knowing anything; so please kuya you MUST not tell Sam about
our plan, promise me!

Sige I promise! Stop crying, magtataka sila kung bakit ganyan mukha mo!

Punta lang akong CR para maghugas ng mukha para di nila mahalatang umiyak
ako, ok?
Sige!

END OF FLASHBACK

She should be here any moment from now!

******

Isang oras at kalahati na kaming naghihintay kina KC, Sam at Kurt pero no
sign of them. Masaya naman ako kahit papaano nakasama ko si KC sa
birthday niya with the whole barkada.

Excuse me sino po sa kanila si Mr. Sam Madrigal?

A...ako!

Hinihingal na sabi ni Sam from no where. Parang tumakbo siya ng pagkalayo
layo at super siyang hinihingal.

Sam okay ka lang? Bakit ka hinihingal.

Ito po pinabibigay ni Ms. KC!

Where is she?

She's...she's leaving us!

What?

WHAT DO YOU MEAN SAM?

Ito...these are all presents from her.

Excuse nakalimutan ko pong ibigay yun letter from Ms. KC! Eto nga po
pala!

Sam basahin mo dali!

Hi guys, by this time nasa airport na ako waiting for my flight. Sorry di
ko na kayo nagawan ng sulat to give to each one of you kaya sa isang
sulat ko na lang isinulat ang lahat. Thankful ako at nakasama ko kayong
lahat sa birthday ko pati na si Justine. Nicole, alagaan mo pinsan ko ha
lalo na ngayon wala ako to look after him. Alam ko naman kasi na nandyan
ka kaya ok lang to leave him. Sam, mamimiss kita sobra. Sorry kung di
namin nasabi sayo ang plano naming pag-alis kasi alam kong pipigilan mo
kami. Alagaan mo si Nicole ha at pwde makinig ka muna sa sasabihin ng mga
tao sayo at lalo kung si Nicole ang nagsasalita. Sis pasensya ka na alam
kong kapag umalis ang isa hinding-hindi mapapatawad ng isa yung umalis,
gusto ko lang sabihin na sana maunawaan mo ang pag-alis ko. Sorry talaga
sis! Aaron alagaan mo sis ko ha patay ka sa akin kapag sinaktan mo siya
at pinabayaan. Mapapatay kita pagbalik ko kapag may ginawa kang kalokohan
sa kanya. Daniel thanks sa lahat ha, sana sa pagbalik ko may girlfriend
ka nang pakikilala sa akin! Alam ko at expected ko nang hindi darating si
Deric kaya I sent him a letter already. Last, Justine...thank you sa
lahat. Once I'm out of the Philippines, I'll only carry our good times
together. With you, I learned a lot of things. Take care, ok? Guys I'll
miss you all! Ingat kayo! Love, Kirsten Cassandra Madrigal!

Na...naaalala na niya ang lahat?

Oo, tinawagan ako ni tita kanina lang saying na ako na daw bahala sa
bahay kasi nga paalis sina KC at Kurt.

You mean she planned this all?

Pero sabi niya babalik naman daw siya, it means that was her final
goodbye to us?

Ano ba kayo tutunganga na lang ba tayo dito o pupuntahan natin siya sa
airport?

Tara sa airport!

Nung nagpark na si Daniel agad kaming tumakbo sa entrance pero pinigilan
kaming pumasok. Bakit ba sa Philippines lang ang airport na alam kong di
pwdeng pumasok ang mga tao kahit di sila passengers?

Manong umalis na po ba ang airplane patungong New York?

Boarding na ang plane ng mga passengers at any minute from now, paalis na
yun!

No...this can't be!

Justine, ok ka lang?

*Soft tone as tears fall off my eyes* KC...

******

Hey it's time for us to go, ready?

Yeah! Kuya thanks ha!

Anything for you!

This is my last minute for this year here in Philippines. Here, I
experienced a lot of things, went through different difficulties whether
physically involved or simply through words. But I must admit, I learned
a lot. Hey life isn't a bed of roses, right!? Sabi nga love comes when we
least expected, nung hindi ako naghahanap ng love tska naman dumating si
Mr. Right sa life ko. Tama nga siguro na the more you look for love, the
more na wala kang makikita pero kapag di mo hinahanap, bigla namang
darating! Ganun nga siguro ang life pero in my life, I'll hold on good
memory that I wouldn't forget whatever happens that is...FALLING IN LOVE
WITH A MEAN JERK just like Justine Tan

Epilogue



Wah grabe ang ganda ng Falling in love with a Mean Jerk! Justine galing
mo talagang umarte ah! Idol na kita...hahaha! Pero teka guys, magulo kasi
isip ko ngayon. I mean yung pinortray na character ni Justine sa movie at
dun sa nakasulat sa novel, parang si Justine talaga eh. Di niyo ba
napansin yung story mismo sa novel eh parang yung nangyari sa atin 6
years ago pero ibang names lang ang nilagay!?

Napansin ko nga eh si KC nga agad pumasok sa isip ko eh.

Ang nakakapagtaka pa ayaw magpasabi kung anong name nung author pero ang
clue girl daw siya...ang laki ng possibility na si KC nga yun, what you
think!?

Isa lang ang alam ko si KC ang nagsulat nun!

PAANO MO NALAMAN?

Naalala niyo 6 years ago nung may sinaktan   ni Nicole sa KC...she shouted:
I hate you even though I think I'm falling   in love with you pero now as I
think of it I don't even think I'm falling   for you and it'll be a sin if
I do so FALL IN LOVE WITH A MEAN JERK like   you! Tska nung nagbati kami
sabi ko I'm her mean jerk!

Sosyal memorize pa rin!

OMG so nagbalik na si KC!?

Hey guys, Justine congrats! Galing mo pare!

Thanks Sam at Nicole buti nakapunta kayo sa premiere night ng movie ko!

Kami pa magpapahuli?

As you can see ok na kaming lahat, sad to say Margaret passed away two
years ago. Akala nga niya till the end niya matatago ang sakit niya sa
akin pero hindi niya alam nung tinawagan ako ng dad niya, nun pa lang
alam ko na ang sakit niya kaya sobra ang pag-aalala ko sa kanya nun. Also
nagtapat siya na alam rin pala ni KC na may sakit siya kaya nadagdagan
yung reasons of why she should leave. Si Deric at ako eh ok na, he's in
Singapore right now.

Oi Sam, nagbalik na ba si KC?

Si KC ba nagsulat nung novel?
Paano niya yun nagawa?

Where na siya ngayon?

Teka guys ang gulo niyo! Isa-isa lang, mahina ang kalaban!

Aish let's talk somewhere, treat ko kayo sa fave nating Jap Restaurant!

Mabuti pa nga!

Sana nga nakabalik na siya...miss ko na siya eh!

I watched them leave at sa wakas eh nakaalis na rin sila...I thought na
there will always be changes after I leave them, however, I never
expected that there are also certain things that won't change. When I ran
away with Kuya, the story of my life with Justine has ended just like how
I ended the novel. Though now that I'm back, there's a new chapter ready
to be unfold. The questions is...are we really meant to be?

				
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