Chapter 8Megan: third person's point of view.
Still pulling Mr. Hot Cheetos on his long sleeves, the both of them turned left on a wide alley, following the icy sidewalk near the corner and passing by a big library. Small amounts of snow are still falling from the empty sky as she inhaled the cold, sweet air of the not so busy street. She glanced back at her companion, slightly confused with his silence. Shrugging, she didn't remove her exposed hands from the taller guy's arm.
The stranger who apparently hates going out in the cold turned silent. Minutes ago, the two were bickering about the weather and what happened the night before. Why he suddenly stopped talking, she decided not to pry any further. Annoying him was more than enough to satisfy her need for laughter.
"Cheeto, where do you wanna go?"
He grunted, sta
Chapter 9Aster: third person's point of view.—Little did she know, Aster was really considering the idea of burying her in the snow.You can't blame his annoyance to the gorgeous lady, who just threw a snowball at his back."Hey!""Loosen up, grumpy Cheeto! Don't kill me inside your mind!"Should I regret coming with this hyper woman? Just what did she have for breakfast? One tub of sugar?"Aster."He turned around, only to see her grin mischievously. "Come on, let's get sick!"He crouched down, subtly gathering some snow with his gloves, his eyes still boring through Megan's hazel ones. "You're a bad influence, you know that?"She snorted and twirled a strand of her hair, batting her eyelashes. "It just hap
Chapter 10Megan: third person's point of view.—Thanks.That's what was messily written on the paper Megan found on her doormat after changing her clothes that afternoon. She fought back the smile that was threatening to appear on her lips as she imagined what Aster would have looked like while attempting to write something nice.This...this is something I doubt he would do to someone else.She may or may not have squealed a few times.Now smiling, she opened the door, approaching the unit in front. She even forgot to wear her trusty flip flops but who cares?She knocked on the door, and a few seconds later, she heard something faint shuffling a few times.He's here.Biting her lip, she went
Chapter 11Megan: third person's point of view.—"Ethan Marx, stop tapping your foot on the ground! It's annoying!""I don't care, Maru!"She rolled her eyes at her older brother. "Stop calling me that, I don't know what it means."It's true. Ethan kept calling her Maru since they were kids, way back in the Philippines, and until now, she doesn't know why. The girl rolled her eyes at the annoying man called Ethan Marx Spencer."Good grief, stop!"Of course, he only laughed harder, even holding his stomach and throwing his head backward."Oh, Maru, I don't know what to do with you."Still dramatic as ever. How does Andrea tolerate this human being every single day?
Chapter 12Megan: third person's point of view.-Megan squinted her eyes, removed her glasses and put it back on.Oh my gosh, It really is her.Without having any second thoughts, she embraced the woman tightly. Her breathing went ragged as she sighed deeply, burying her face into the woman's neck."No words can explain how much I'm shocked right now."She felt her gently pat her head, like what she would normally do back then. "Me too, I missed you guys so much."They stayed like that for a while, swaying left and right and letting the cold air brush pass by their shoulder."How's Ethan?""He's actually at my apartment right now," Megan answered, breaking away fr
Chapter 13Aster: third person's point of view.-Lois SantosShe is here.After receiving the text from his cousin, he suddenly felt the urge to run away again.He's torn between returning to his hometown or staying hidden at his apartment for the time being.It can't be... Did Lois tell her?Of course, there's no other possible way for her to know if my cousin didn't do it.Good grief.So now he's at his bedroom, staring blankly in the mirror, checking himself out. His whole body was covered with several layers of clothing, his countenance can barely be seen through his black mask and glasses.Sighing, he took off his scarf and put it back to the c
Chapter 14Aster: third person's point of view.—Three weeks passed like a blur and not a day went by without him hanging out with the lady right across his apartment unit.That girl is too persistent for his liking, but at least he got to take his mind off of, well, certain things.Of course, he still can't be enjoying the outside world too much, as she may appear anytime, but so far, it's still safe.Every day, after the clock strikes one, he would hear a soft knock on the door, followed by the familiar endearment he had gotten used to after a while now.Where did she get Cheeto from, anyway?"It's my favorite snack." He remembered her answer to his question a few days ago.That woman is weird as heck, but it's
Chapter 15Ethan: third person's point of view.—"So, Bliss, how was the food?"He glanced at the rearview mirror to see his best friend's reaction. He found her nodding while keeping her eyes glued to the window."It's great.""Ethan actually took me there on our first date." Andrea's voice chimed in. "I still remember his unruly hair at that time, he ended up looking pissed while eating. Good thing that wasn't the last time he went out with me.""So he still hasn't changed, huh?" The girls chuckled. Ethan just sighed and kept his eyes on the road."Bliss, did you know that both Ethan and Megan only fix their hair whenever they go out to work?"Her girlfriend laughed, hitting his right arm."Hey!"
Chapter 16Megan: third person's point of view.—"Maru, open the door, please.""I'll get it, lie down and rest." Ethan pat her leg and stood up to open the door, revealing Bliss gasping for air. Her right foot took a step backward after seeing the person in front of her."Bliss...""Where is Megan?" She deadpanned, ignoring him and heading straight to the living area."Bliss, I'm so sorry for saying those things earlier, I really didn't–""I asked for your sister. Is she resting right now?"He nodded and sighed deeply, pointing at the sniffing girl that's now reaching for a new tissue roll on the table. Bliss approached the surprised Megan and flashed a small smile."How are you holding up, young lady?""I'm doi