"Ate! Ate! Mommy! Ate Farrah is here!" The little girl yelled as she pointed her index finger at me. She walked closer and stretched her arms upwards until it reached my waist, indirectly telling me to carry her through actions.
I furrowed my brows.
"Ate! Can you please carry me? I want to hug you," she whined. Her lips protruding, and her pigtailed hair hanging at her shoulders down to her chest. Her face is a bit dirty, and so as her clothes.
She's wearing a baby pink flowy dress and a pair of pink shoes, pink earrings, and pink ribbon ponytails. I sighed.
The woman behind her walk towards her and tries to pull her away from me but she hugged my waist.
"No, I just saw my Ate. She doesn't visit me anymore, I don't want to go away!"
Fierra, my five-year-old sister is still hugging my waist tightly. I held her shoulders and tries to gently pull her away from me but she only shook her head until I felt her shoulders shake.
I felt a pang in my
"Good morning Ate! Did you sleep well?" Fierra's wide smile welcomed me the moment she stepped behind Uno. She is still sporting her pigtails, but now, she is wearing a navy blue flowy dress ending above her knees, brown flat strappy sandals, and red ribbons whirled around her black, naturally curled hair.My lips parted as I stood a step back and glance at Uno. He is holding Fierra's small hand, with the same wide grin plastered in his face."What are you doing here, Fierra? Where is your Mom?" I asked and shifted my gaze to her."Kuya Uno promised me that I will have bonding with you!" The cheerful voice and the claps of the little girl sounded like a sudden stressor. It made me want to just cut off my ears just so I wouldn't be able to hear it or to just vanish in front of them.I bit the insides of my cheeks and darted my gaze at Uno. He has this triumphant, proud smirk in his lips that made me want to just peel it off or punch him until I can no long
Uno reached for the doorknob of our room in this rest house. The sky is already dark, and the cold night breeze is making our white curtains dance in the air. He carefully opened the door and moved his position sidewards, his left arm placed in Fierra's shoulders, and his right arm behind her knees.I sighed and followed them inside the room. He gently puts Fierra in the middle of the bed and removed her shoes. He reached for a small bag on top of our bedside table and get some clothes for Fierra, while I busied myself on getting myself a pair of maroon pajamas before going inside the bathroom to take a cold shower.And then I remembered Fierra's eyes. Earlier, even when I can hear her tummy making noises, a sign that she is already hungry, she didn't complain. Uno is already telling her that we need to eat but she insists that she needs to complete all night rocks for her wish to come true. That is to make me like her and to forgive my mother.She tried and tried, even when her rocks
I woke up when I heard a loud thud made by someone behind a door. I hastily pulled myself up to glance at the person behind the noise when I saw Fierra's built with a wide smile plastered in her face.Her hair is down at her shoulders, and a pink flower clip is pinned on her hair. She is wearing a pink spaghetti strap flowy dress and pink block heeled shoes."Good morning Ate Farrah!" She yelled, repeating what she said Yesterday when she went here, only with a lower energy and smaller smile.Someone walks towards the door and revealed Uno. He is holding a big tray in his hands with foods on top of it."Breakfast in bed!" Uno smiled widely after he put the tray on the bed. He is still wearing the same black sweatpants and white shirt from last night, he didn't take a bath and cooked first?Despite being surprised by these two, I still don't know what to react. This is a small thing, I know. But something inside me feels so happy. Not until I saw Fi
Uno's words will really make you think whether it is true or not. Days before our marriage, he acts like a brute and treats me arrogantly but now, he is pursuing me and convince me to make the marriage real and try if we can fall in love with each other again. His deep-set of eyes and his flowery words were stuck on my head as I sat on the yellowish sand, my feet touching the waters a bit when they go up.I hugged my knees and put my chin on top of it. I know I am starting to like Uno, but this marriage is making me anxious. Is he worth to love again? Not that I completely lost it, I know my love is probably hiding somewhere inside my heart and my mind only commands me not to show it. Maybe because I am still afraid to show affection towards others. The betrayal that I witnessed made a great impact for me not to show the love that I have towards the people I cherished the most.I still cannot admit to myself that I want to hold them for I know when that time comes, whe
I know what I did was wrong, alright. Pretending that your life is at stake and that you are drowning will never be a good joke so I understand why Uno is furious right now, but I just want him to come with me and he wouldn't do it just because I insisted to wear my bikini.I picked the blanket and wear my romper even when my body is still wet before strutting the way to our rented car. I sighed as I harshly opened it and jump on the passenger seat, throw the blanket at the back seat, and glance at Uno's scornful face."Hey, I'm sorry...I know I was wrong and–" my words were cut off when he started the engine and drove fast, making me hold at the side of the window.What the hell I didn't even put my seat exalts on! That's too harsh!"Uno! Slow down!" I uttered in an annoyed voice but he didn't listen and continued with his speed, but when we reached Basco, he slowed down.All the time that we spent inside that car feels eerie. Uno's hands we
I felt his hands touched my legs from up to down and then wrapped it around his waist before he stood up. His lips are still on mine, sucking my lips and giving it a bite to open it. I groaned.My hands wrapped around his nape, pulling him closer as I felt him took some steps towards our room. He moved his lips away a bit and touched my cheeks using the tip of his nose as his other hand left my back to open the door. He kicked it to open it widely and put me down the bed. He parted my legs and put his in between me, his left hand at the side of my waist and the other, at the side of my head, completely locking me until I wouldn't be able to move nor escape.His dark, menacing eyes were now staring darkly at me. It has a hint of desire, excitement, and amusement. My heart hammered fast against my chest, the anticipation for everything that will happen tonight is making my heart beat wildly that it was already painful, but bearable enough to continue."You are rea
The next days were spent in traveling inside Batanes. Have a food trip in different restaurants that serves usually seafoods and argue which cooks more delicious. We also went to different beaches, take pictures, went to souvenir shops, and bought matching chains and shirts. I also bought one for Dylan and Vanessa.The only thing that I will never forget is when we went to this old Mt. Carmel Chapel. It was a small church built on top of the hill, it was made out of stones, the same as some old houses here in Batanes. Different shades of green leafy plants are hanging on its wooden gates, making it more pleasing and attractive to the eyes of the tourists. Outside it was the crashing mighty waves from the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, the same salty breeze covering the whole place. When you enter the church, the usual long wooden chairs from. Catholic churches will welcome you. Some old sculptures of Saints are placed inside it as a design, brown lights are giving the sta
"You really are going to work today? Sure?"My voice sounded like I am bargaining. About three hours ago, we arrived in Manila. It was already two in the afternoon and Uno is busy fixing his sleeves."Yes, I need to go to work right now. I will come home early and cook your dinner, or I will just buy. What do you want?" He glanced at me and sat beside me. My shoulders were shrunk, and my lips protruding."Can't we stay here and just work tomorrow? I mean we just get off from a plane ride and it's tiring?"Earlier, when I got out of the bathroom, I heard him talking to someone on the phone and when he saw me, he ended it and immediately went inside the bathroom and his clothes were already placed on the bed. And now, I am asking him to just sleep with me and not go to work.I sighed."And you tell me that we can still stay in Batanes, huh?" I stood up and held his arms to fix his sleeve.He glanced at me and licked his lips."Sorry, I just need to do it right now. I want to go home the