I woke up early on Saturday. I have done my routine. I went down and turned to Mommy. She smiled, looking at me while I'm too preoccupied.
"Where will you go, hija?"
"At school, Mommy. Project."
She nods in response. I did not criticize that. I finished quickly and bid my goodbye to her.
"When is your sleepover, hija?"
My eyes narrowed at her. I smiled.
"I'm planning it, My. Maybe in sembreak ..." I replied.
"Is it just Demi, hija?" she asked nonchalantly.
I looked at her. I laughed.
"Maybe ... I have no other friends besides him."
"What about, Klaud?"
I was embarrassed by what I heard. Well, They heard it. Mommy didn't even scold me for having suitors or boyfriend. And it felt great, but I don't think I can bring Klaud. Not because I don't want to or what.
"She's busy with immersion, Mommy."
Somehow my stomach churned on that. He didn't even text me or what? Anyway, maybe he's just too busy. I almost choked when Mommy turned to fix her attention to me.
My eyes widened at her question.
"What about, A-alforo?" she said carefully.
I looked at him. I frowned at Mommy's tone. It seems like she's weighing something on me, I ignored that. I smiled and rolled my eyes, hearing the name of that brute.
"Alforo?" I confirm.
"Yes, darling ..." she said, not taking her gaze away from me.
"We're not close, My ..." I said quickly.
I bid my goodbye and excuse myself. Mommy nodded at me. I waited for our pick-up and immediately checked my phone if I miss a text on Klaud or not. I sighed at what I saw. There was none, and his last message was picking me up on Prom.
I went down. Wearing my usual crop-top and ripped jeans, I glided the door of our van. My eyes immediately found where my other group was. I smiled at Demi.
"Have you been here for quite a while?"
She turned to me. "Yes ..."
My eyes narrowed at her more. I watched them gather at the gate, which made my forehead crease even more.
"Why haven't you come in yet?"
"Uh ... There's a tune-up game, and other students are not allowed in. College only?"
"Huh? There's nothing like that before? Or just now?" I'm sounded unsure.
I gasped, if only there's no actual picture or video of us practicing, I'm not really going. I stared angrily at the gate. There's no guard, or even people passing by. It is also not very heard here whether there is a tune-up game or not. I sighed.
"Can I call Alforo?"
I shook my head immediately. My groupmates glance at me, but they tore there gaze immediately.
"Don't, Demi. We can just find another place ..." I responded quickly.
"In the field?"
"I'll call Alforo." she insisted.
I did not answer. My two group mates didn't respond. I sighed in ease, as I heard Demi's complaint when Alforo did not answer.
"Maybe busy? Don't you have a College acquaintance?"
"She's busy with immersion, Demi?"
Her forehead creased. "Isn't it the last day now?"
I sighed. "Don't know..."
"Riani..." a deep baritone voice made my face tilt.
I almost jumped when I saw Alforo. His eyes were on us, no it's on me. To my irritation, I did not answer him. I just avoided glancing at him, either drifting my gaze.
"You're already here, Alforo!" Demi chuckled.
His brows furrowed, I could see that as I momentarily rolled my eyes at him.
"We can't get inside. And there is no guard. Can you call? Or can we go with you ..."
I straightened up. I am still annoyed at his presence beside me. He's standing imposingly while his gaze darted at me.
"Yes, Alforo. Can we?" uttered of my one group mates, but in a sweet tone.
My irritation got worse. He smiled, then gently bore his eyes on me.
"You? You don't want to?" he chuckled.
My eyes narrowed at him. All the curses I muttered on my mind, were for him. Why does he even need to ask me? I didn't argue anymore. My smile was sour when I looked back at him.
"I want to ..." my voice was small.
He nodded and craned his neck, still watching me. I noticed he was wearing a jersey while still rubbing his eyes. I looked away.
I nodded. We followed him, and I didn't even pay attention to him until we got to the soccer field. I glimpse at him a bit. My other group mates said goodbye and thanked him, While his busy gliding his eyes towards me. My eyebrows raised a bit.
"We're the next game in a tune-up, Demi. You can watch." He lifted his eyes on the other side, but still damp mine.
"Sure, Alforo. We'll just finish this." sweet words of one of my classmates.
"All right, I'll go first."
The humming's of the bird-filled my ears. I strum the guitar, waiting for the right timing of the song. Gradually, Demi presented to be the lead singer. At the same time, the three of us will be playing an instrument. I don't even want to do anything. We're recording it, and it seems to be totally awful.
"Fix it, Demi."
She rolled her eyes. "Fine," she grinned.
"Can you try it?"
I shook my head. "I made the lyrics and melodies.
"I don't want to sing. I'm not good at it."
She barks laughter. I gently pressed the chord while she was singing. But it's totally awful, and I don't want to say. But maybe for the grade too. Damn this!
"I don't cry, but that was a lie."
"I just want to make it on myself."
"Cause when tears are going down, running through my cheeks."
"It's so hard to say goodbye."
The song was melancholic, and I felt the rush of the wind. Why does it feel something unsure with me? The truth is, I don't know. I didn't compose that song, I just saw it in one of my journals, and the lyrics made me in so much awe. It seems to fit into how I feel. It's fucking terrible. I do not want to admit, the rawness of this song sent chills on me, every time. And the first time I saw it, it easily registered on me—the melodies.
I stop when Demi finally crouched down.
"What the hell!"
"Can we switch guys? I can't stay serious."
No one spoke to us. I eyed the two of them, but they're grinning for unsure decision.
"You're the only one singing to us, Demi," Teresa uttered.
"What about, Riani? Or Jamie?"
We shook at the same time. Fuck! I do not want to fall into a minor subject. The wind blew my hair as my gaze drifted on the upcoming Alforo and his teammates. Wait? Is it over? Or it is just a break.
"Fine ... Let's switch."
Demi laughed. "Yes!"
I blinked. I was at the centre of the three. I changed Demi's position while she was playing the guitar. I made an easier chord for the song, and just repeated so easily. But fuck! I don't know, but seeing Alforo while I'm making my composure to sing made me preoccupied.
"Fix the tripod, Demi." I immediately ordered her that she obey.
Thousands of volts of electricity made me laugh when I witnessed Alforo stepping closer on us. I didn't start yet, and I was waiting to see if he would leave or not. And he fucking didn't leave. He's watching me with his perpetual scowl that makes me stiff for no reason.
"Recording?" he asked.
"What's the name of the song?"
Demi giggled. "Why are you curious, Alforo?"
I glared at him. I still don't pay attention to him even though I know his attention is focused on me.
His lips rose. "Maybe I know. Maybe to grade it, huh?" he states the last word huskily.
"Grade it then ..."
"Title, please?" he murmured.
His gaze darted at me. And for the fleeting moment, I am again mesmerized by his eyes. I don't know either. It was clear, but not totally transparent. I barely can see any emotion there. It's just that. It resembles something.
His gaze remained on me. I saw the moment his eyes softened at what he heard. The serene of the wind caressing my back made me gasp, not because of the cold it brought but because of Alforo reaction. "Seems familiar?" he chuckled.I ave
The paintings on our wall made me feel ecstatic. I smile as I watch one of our longest maids here. She's old, yes. But still managing to serve us. My eyes found her staring at me. The freckles on her eyes as she smiled at me made me wondered for something.Can I saw my parents still living with that age? I sighed for a moment. I don't know why that suddenly entered my mind. But the thought of that sent chills on me. I don't want to think about it, but it's too good that someday you'll be practical to accept things you didn't want. I sighed."How are you hija..." her voice was always soothing.I smiled sweetly. "I'm fine, La.""How was your vacation?" I asked nonchalantly."It's still the same." she chuckled."I rested somehow," she added.I nodded and approached her completely. My eyes then glided at the painting she's cleanin
This is probably my most disliked day of all. I frowned as I answered the questions. I can't quite remember the formulas but still, I try. My other classmates are done, and I'm still quite assuring myself if my answers are correct.I sighed. My eyes found Alforo's gaze. He's in awe as I'm stepping closer to him. His features were so ruthless, mysterious, and somewhat more alluring especially on this typical kind of stare."Are you done?"I nodded. He turned to me. I caught the gaze of my few classmates on us."Yes.""Is it hard?""Quite," I admit.I don't know where this conversation heading but I just made it cool with him. I don't want to be rude. I look at him casually. He was still listening to me, waiting for whatever was to be said.I stared at what he was wearing. I didn't remember him wearing the logo of the E
I saw how his jaw clench. I didn't expect his reaction to my simple touch. I folded my arms as I carefully turned my gaze back to him."Are you sure? You can stop, Riani," he said coaxing.My forehead creased. I looked at him again."Why? You don't want to?" I said nonchalantly.His lips parted at what he heard. The thought of seeing him acting like this made me to curious. I shook my head at the thought. I sighed after I saw a glint of a smile forming on his lips."It's okay, too."I glanced at him. Never minding the intensity of his gaze as he's watching me closely."What is that?!" Demi's voice filled my ears.I was embarrassed to turn to them. I almost forgot that Alforo friend was here. I bit my lip as I looked up at Alforo again. This time he's smiling confidently at his friend's back to me.
I was so unsure of one thing. I looked up as I watched Manang. It's the weekend but instead of finding at ease for it, I can't finally do it. I sighed as I massaged my temple.I don't know why but the image of that girl keeps replaying on me. Alforo has not helped yet."Are you going somewhere hija?" Manang asked.I nodded. "Demi and I have a conversation."She nod as I watch her checking the plants. I said goodbye to Mommy and they agree with it. Wearing my usual jeans paired with a beige shirt. I glazed over our grand staircase. My eyes immediately found out who was there. It’s Demi.I smiled but it faded immediately on her remarks."What now? Do you think Klaud will pick you up today?""He texted me. Just busy maybe." I retorted to her ideas."Sure?" she added.I nodded. I saw her quick g
I don't know what to feel. I was not on my own while listening to the lecture. I never felt Klaud's presence again. We don't have a proper closure. I don't even know if we break up or not. I also don’t want to think like that. It seems like this past few weeks were a bit tough for me."Are you coming?" Demi uttered beside me.I watched her while reading. I rolled my eyes at her when I saw she was looking at me with those puppy eyes."No.""Alforo is asking me."My eyes narrowed at my friend. I do not know how I will feel about what I heard. I turned my eyes to him again. Giving her my full attention."Are you avoiding him?" she concluded.I frowned. "No."He raised an eyebrow at me. "Why don't you come along?""And Klaud wasn't there." She said carefully as I craned my neck at him.&n
"I'll talk to Klaud." he replied weakly.My eyebrows rose slightly at what I heard. I immediately darted my eyes at him. His lips parted as he looked at me. His gaze softened a bit while he’s weighing my reaction.“You don’t need to, Alforo…”I shook at the thought. If he’s eager to talk to me like this I don’t know where it’ll heading."You don't love him?" he mentioned seriously.I was taken aback by his own words. His piercing eyes were fix on me as my breath hitched heavily. Why he’s doing this after all. He had a girlfriend. I bit my lip as I looked up at him again,"I do not know. You’re supposed to go, Alforo. ”I saw his gentle turn to me. His piercing eyes were surveying me like there’s something wrong. I forced myself to smile at him, but he just stared at me coldly."It's my vacant," he said.I was mome
"Here are your drinks, Riani…" I heard Klaud's voice.I was immediately alarmed to see him approaching. I don’t know where my feelings got worsen or what. Because I do not know where it came from. And to think it’s from what I saw a minute ago where unbelievable.I folded my arms and smiled at Klaud who was coming. I forced myself to conceal all my morbid thoughts. I’ll just stay focused and talk to Klaud in a good way. And if he didn’t want to be honest with me, it’s all right. I know I can recover quickly"Thank you, Klaud.""You're welcome." he sweetly said.I coughed a bit. I sipped as I stared at him again. I bet if this is the right timing or not to tell him what I saw or just keep it still. I don't know, especially since something is bothering me."Do you still have class?" he opens up a topic."There is," I answered him nonchalantly.He stared at me for