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.
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
Chapter 17Aster: third person's point of view.—"Please. I beg you, Baby.""Don't," he yanked his wrist from her hold and walked farther away. "Just don't call me that.""A-Aster, don't make this harder for both of us.""Then leave, Xyrill," he stared at her with his glassy eyes, his hands shaking, his heart slowly breaking at the sight of the love of his life trying her best not to let her own tears fall."Leave me.""No! The mere thought of going back without you close to me is enough to break me apart. I can't, baby. I can't."See? I made you cry again, and here you are, still wanting me, Baby."No.""Baby–""Stop!" He yelled, making Bliss flinch in shock."
Chapter 18Megan: third person's point of view.-"I'm really sorry, sis. I hope you understand."Megan bit her lip and massaged her temples, walking back and forth on her wide living area."I honestly don't. Did the two of you even talk?""Meg, listen. I need time, we both do. It didn't even last long before he shouted at me.""You guys were in a state of shock yesterday, so it's okay, but—""Please. I'm sorry, we just need to sort things out.""Leaving isn't going to sort things out, Bliss!" Megan groaned, her veins becoming more prominent on the side of her neck. For the first time, she found herself being angry at her best friend.She fixed the rim of her glasses and walked to the door, no
Chapter 19Megan: third person's point of view.—A knock on the door interrupted Megan from muttering another set of profanities after she broke the handle of the wooden spatula she was using. How it happened, she doesn't know. She grimaced, eyeing the burnt pureé on the island, still smoking and letting out an unpleasant smell.Fudge. If it's Andrea, I'm going to bid my farewell to this world-"Hey, Spencer."She widened her eyes and tied her hair to a bun. "Eh? Cheeto?"Another knock made her walk faster. She was met by a fully dressed Aster with a camera on his hand."I was out on a walk earlier and was about to enter my apartment when I smelled something burning."Fudge.She went outside and quickly closed her door, pushing his body away. "It's noth
Chapter 20Aster: third person's point of view.—"Aw, come on, Cheeto! What's wrong with Titanic?"Aster grimaced at her 35th whine today. "Not everyone is interested in Jack and Rose's love story, Spencer.""Tch. Just admit that your tears are shallow."He shook his head and handed her a ramekin filled with the baked delicacy. "You wish."The pouting girl took it from his hand along with the teaspoon that was supposed to be his– good grief, bless her for her laziness– and stared at the actors playing on the television. "At least you didn't protest watching a Korean drama three weeks ago."As if I have any choice."I wonder why?""Just watch the drama, Spencer."