I tiredly sit on my bed still thinking about what happened to me in that antique shop. I was taken by surprise when I heard my cellphone suddenly rings so I look at the caller ID to see Sandra’s name. Smiling and excited I slide the answer button then presses the speaker icon. Thinking about the things I needed to fix, I laid the phone on the bed as I change my clothes.
“Yow, Riri got home already?” Sandra asks as I change into my house clothes.
“Yap, what’s up? Got any news about your BELOVED JR?” I said teasing her; I swear I heard a depressing clicking of tongue from her.
While we were roaming the mall the whole day, JR never texted Sandra or even replied her text messages hence the constant whines of Sandra. This is making Sandra think of different negativities. Well, can’t blame my friend for thinking so. JR never messaged and called Sandra for almost 3 days, so typical of him. What’s up with him? I swear I saw Sandra’s phone nearly giving up because of her endless texting and calling to JR. Sometimes I think the clingy one is my friend rather than JR, I mean Sandra appears to be the one taking the alternatives to text him even if the teacher’s discussion is ongoing. They are like this typical couples who break up today then get back together the day after tomorrow. Sandra calls it to be complicated yet insanely addicting.
“Well, as usual he just texted back saying his phone have a defect, answer to why he don’t reply at all. I mean come on; he can use other’s phone to reply just once so I won’t worry. I don’t know... sometimes I think he is avoiding my texts because he is with someone else or busy doing something else. I don’t want to be a clingy girlfriend but...... why drag this relationship for almost 4 years if we have no faithfulness to each other. I don’t know it might be only me thinking but… being ignored is more painful than being told let’s break up.” Sandra said and I sigh, here goes the drama again though she has a point.
Yap! Sandra and JR are together that long. I wonder what made them think that their relationship now is different… I mean, being together that long means they trusted each other, right? I guess it’s true what they say, long time relationships can go astray when time passes. This is the reason why I prefer to wait for the perfect moment where I can whole heartedly lock myself to someone who is ready to lock his to mine.
“Hey look, don’t think like that. Don’t forget that we are finally graduating, this MEANS that you two can plan for the future. Isn’t that what you both planned before? Come on; give him the benefit of a doubt. Anyways, out with the problem and let’s talk about our graduation get up. How is yours going?” I said hoping I could get her out of her pitiful thoughts.
I heard her sigh then suddenly giggles, and the sound is good to me. Having problems in times like this is like having a surprise quiz in which you never reviewed.
“It’s perfect, that green knee length dress you picked is the winner. It matches my body and my mom also agreed when she sees it, not to mention the heels are just perfect and the accessories are some bless. JR may drop his jaw once he sees me on it. And guess what, someone else texted me inquiring about you bess.” Sandra said in a teasing tone then she giggles in amusement.
I get the idea to who she is talking about but it still surprise and confuse me. Why text Sandra and not me? That is weird.
“Hmnnn, Jemar? What did he say? I mean, shocking. Why asks you about me when he can just text me. Plus, that’s a wonder, he never texted me this day not unlike before.” I said while I go through my shopping bags bringing out the items I bought.
“Ah! Those countless courting messages and I miss you from Mr. Admirer? Well, he must be thinking that you don’t want to be disturbed on our shopping day. I mean you usually don’t reply every time he texts you. Then you reply him on the afternoon saying you got busy or you don’t usually look at your phone.” Sandra said and I feel bad.
It’s true I’ve been doing that to Jemar. Jemar Blake Castro is my 2 years’ suitor until now. He is a gentleman, cute and a thoughtful guy so I will admit that he is my crush. He has this lovely brownish hair, reddish lips, and a clean cut hair. He is also talented and a brotherly figure person. But, being the good daughter ME I didn’t yet showed him my feelings. I was planning to do it right at our graduation day right after the ceremony, a surprise to him and perhaps a new chapter for both of us. Sandra and I planned to give him a shock by ME accepting him as my boyfriend; he has been waiting for a long time so I thought it must be time to give him a reply. I mean being the daughter and sister of such amazing family you tend to do well so you can be a pride to them. Especially when my brothers are so strict about the guys getting near me, things might be a little bit uneasy. They’ve meet Jemar and made an agreement with me that I can only have a boyfriend once I graduate but first… they need to approve him for me. So far, all they have said about Jemar are good things.
“Well, so what did he say?” I ask as I look at the box with this weird emblem.
“Emnnnn he is asking if you have arrived home safe. And he asks if… oh never mind, about your plan on graduation day about you know…… accepting his offer to be his girlfriend. So, are you really ready and sure about it?” Sandra said making me raise an eyebrow in confusion.
“Y-Yah I’m sure of it, why is there something you are hiding that I don’t know of? Just tell me so I won’t make a mistake.” I said then I heard her laugh hard.
“Gosh! Riri nothing is wrong Jemar is my longtime friend and I know he is true about his feelings about you. I mean, for the first time he endured 2 years of courting someone. And I’m happy that THAT person is you. Plus, Jemar is a kind and honest guy I mean… well, ahhhmmm he manage to wait for 2 years now right? Just use your heart and head ones you accept him by then you will see if you are doing the right decision. But I warn you… relationship is a great pain in the ass. Take mine for an example.” Sandra said sounding really confused and unsure, that made me feel uneasy and nervous out of a sudden.
“O- kay, oh I need to say goodbye for now. I need to prepare dinner or my brother Charles will kill me if he sees that I did not cook dinner. I just want to know if we are set to go to church tomorrow.” I ask as I immediately take the plastic bag full of grocery items on the floor and my phone on the bed.
“Yap, I texted the others and they are sure about it. See you tomorrow.” Sandra said as I put the bag on the table.
“Alright see you girl. Bye.” I said before ending the call and placing my cellphone on the table’s edge.
I immediately prepare dinner before my brothers Charles and Vinze will come back to the apartment. This apartment was a gift from my brothers to me when I finally came to the city for college. But after 1 month of constant worrying and arguing my two brothers ditch their own apartments and came live with me. Typical over protective brothers, they are so hard to get away with… just kidding. After preparing dinner I immediately contact my apartment’s laundry department and have all my unwashed clothes, my toga and the items I bought to be washed. After a few minutes the boy of the apartment complex came and takes them with him. My apartment building is a newly constructed 25 floor building owned by a half Filipino and half American missionary who let his son manage the building. It is an Americanized style apartment with complete departments for us who live here. Well, paying 20K a month should be worth it right?
I look at my reflection into my whole body size mirror checking any abnormality to the clothes I am wearing. I see my grinning brother Vinze who just entered my room and I look at him pouting. He sits on my bed as he looks at me with his signature caring and proud smile then to his cellphone.“You know; time really flies fast. To think you were just a sweet innocent little girl and now look at you. I’m going to break that Jemar’s neck once he makes our little princess cry.” He said with a threat making me smile as I roll my eyes, so dramatic. Now you know what I mean by highly over protective brothers, but I love them that way. It makes our family bonding even tighter than a rope. I love my family the way it is.“Oh please, I’m not that stupid to just give everything to him. I’ll always have a space for a doubt. It’s not like I’m going to marry him now; I still have the time to see if he deserves me. Anyway, how do I look?” I ask as I turn around to show him my whole get up.I’m in th
Inside the church is so quiet and only the preaching of the priest is heard. We are all sitting on the second floor aisle of the church. Not to mention the coldness of both JR and Sandra on my sides are suffocating, I don’t even know why they suddenly let me sit in-between them when I was supposed to be sitting beside Jemar. Sandra pulled me before JR could follow her to the seats so I end up being in-between them. They don’t talk to each other but I can see the continuous side glancing of JR to look at Sandra who is avoiding him. ‘Oh gosh this is so awkward.’ I said in my mind as I look at the bible in my hand.“Hey, Riri you okay?” I look up to see Jemar looking back at me; they are currently sitting on the chair in front of ours.“I- I think so; don’t worry I’ll be fine.” I whisper back as I beam at him and he smiles back.After the mass and the blessing of our items we decided to hit the road and enjoy the rest of our day at the park. While we are waiting to the others who left ju
Finally, graduation is here, I’ve already rehearsed everything I will say to Jemar. I am looking at my full reflection looking at the clothes I wore. My mind seems to be unsettled while I think of what will Jemar reaction be. It is like an old film replaying into my mind thus making me nervous even more.“Perfect Riri but… what about that box? What’s in it?” I turn to see my brother Charles walking towards me holding my newly ironed toga.“Ummnnnn oh yes, I nearly forgotten about that.” I said as I open the box to reveal that mysterious necklace I bought from the antique shop. I am looking at it as if a baby chick will pop out of its shell. Somewhat it made me nervous remembering what happened when I touched that necklace and that THING I saw, if not an imagination.“Ohhh, that’s a lovely necklace.” My brother Charles said as he takes the necklace out from its box that I am holding. He unclips the lock and then slides it into my neck from behind. The necklace has this chain lock and
For almost 30 minutes I was sure I already cried to my limit. My head, my eyes and my heart, they all hurt so badly. “Are- Are you okay, princess?” I thought I heard a small voice said so I look up to see a flying creature flying right in front of my face.‘WHAT ON EARTH! IS this an imagination or not?’ I said to my mind as I amazedly look at this creature.My vision is blurry from my crying but I can see that the creature has an arm, legs and I’m pretty sure it is a girl but tiny. Fairy, that’s the only name I can think of to call it. The one I usually watch and read in fairytale books and movies. She flies towards my face and reach her hand on my forehead. Weird, I can feel her warmth and I feel safe. She smiles then wipes my wet cheek using her tiny hand.“Come on princess; don’t wallow in pain just for a guy who does not deserve you.” I heard her say as she look at me, I’m still daze as I process in my mind if I’m starting to get delusional OR if she does really exist and I am see
I don’t know but… the beautiful scenery calmed me and it made me feel so welcomed. I thought for sure that this is just a dream but the smell, the touch of the wind to my skin and the soft melody of nature around me is telling me that everything is true. I feel like I am really Alice in wonderland, this must be how Alice felt being in a mysterious world no one knows that exists. If I go around in my normal world telling people of seeing all these, they will call me crazy. I hope I won’t encounter dangers here that I can’t handle though; I’m crossing my fingers on that. “He-Hey ahmnnn Lana, can- can you tell me something about this place, Evetora right?” I ask still overwhelmed and perplexed by the wonderful sight before me.‘Is this real or not, if so how on earth does it exist and no one even know of it? Are we still in the same world and time or just an imaginative world wherein I’ll just wake up one day then think that all is just a dream created by my mind.’ Questions keep on com
I am shock upon entering the old house, Lana is happily swaying as she looks into my reaction.“Wow- Wow Lana, this place is.....”“Amazing right? In this way you won’t feel unsafe and afraid staying in here? It looks ugly and scary outside but inside is different. Plus I assure you that inside is so safe for both us.” Lana said happily.“H-how did you know how to make something like this, I mean......”“Mostly, I used my magic and designed it to what I have seen and observed in your world like those kitchen styles and the living room. The appliances and furniture are also from the normal world... your world. I thought, this might make you feel a little better. Being on a different world and place is scary; I’ve been there so I know how you feel. So…… is it okay?” Lana said looking like a cute child asking for her mother’s permission.“I love it, it’s perfect. Thank you for doing this for me, I will be fine so you should not worry about me.” I said as I look around the inside of the ho
I watch Lana as she happily hums while she prepares the ingredients for this special dish as to what she calls it. I don’t know but all the ingredients she has collected are leaves and some black berries in a size of cherries if it in our world world. I think that is like the counter part of pepper. I tried tasting it and… my gosh! It’s way too spicy and bitter.“Lana, can you tell me everything about Evetora while you’re at that?” I ask her bored as I play with the fruit I have taken from the basket that has this yellow and green color in a shape and size of an apple.“Of course Princess, let see…… where should I start? Ahhhh yes, Evetora is what we call this world but it is divided into 4 kingdoms. One is from the East which is the Kingdom of Comios now fallen under the hand of some evil people from the dark kingdom of Lebron which is in the north. Then on the west side is the kingdom of Pentellos where magical creatures are mostly residing. Then we have the kingdom of Eurie which is
We have been staying in this wrecked looking house for 4 days now, surviving by the aid of the forest and Lana’s magical powers. Lana already explained to me the minor details about Evetora and everything that I need to know to survive here like: the use of money here which is by jewels and worth are determined by their colors, use of medicinal plants and other information useful for me to survive.“This falls is so pretty.” I said looking up to the beautiful waterfalls.It is already high noon when Lana showed me this place where we can bath. The water is like sparkling diamonds and so magical with this rainbow colors it makes as it hits the ground. “I know right, see I told you that you will like it here. Any way you can go on and bath while I look for something we can eat. Let’s have a lovely picnic here, would that be okay?” Lana said holding this basket that she places on the rock as she laid a blanket on the ground before carefully placing on the center the properly folded towel