I did what Joanabe (Joenbell) ask me to do. I rush to her room and hope everything will be okay. I sometimes wonder how long it will take to make Joanabe confess her identity. I know that it makes me feel guilty about making her parents ignorant. I mean, they deserve to know, and it is feeding me up to tell them considering what happened to Cheryl.
I open Joenabell's cabinet to search for some comfortable clothes for her. I feel shaky inside as everything seems to be unclear to me. Why would Joanabe end up being Joenabell?
I do not know if it is fate who does it, or it is a coincidence. I scan over the cabinet and search in every corner. I found a piece of blue cloth wrapping something inside.
*WHAT IS THIS?*
It intrigues me and wants me to open it. So I carry it out of the cabinet. My eyes scan in the room and see no one. I lick my lips as a si
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVLeonel drives us to Shally Mae's place, and we have arrived in her house safely."Let me treat your cheeks, Joenabell. Then, I will treat your boyfriend's bruise next," She tells me, rushing to get a first aid kit. I examine her house. It's simple, and she has a dreamcatcher hanging in her door. Then, a big brown wooden clock on the left side of her living room."Her house looks comfortable," Leonel comments while looking at the ceiling, adoring the crystal clear chandelier.Shally Mae's footsteps echo in the living room as she walks to us with the first aid kit in her hands."What is your relationship with each other?" Leonel covers his mouth while whispering to my ears to ask the question. I hit his shoulder purposely. How dumb can he be?Leonel shrugs at me and pouts."Make yourself at ho
THIRD PERSON POVThere this day when things are wearing thin. When someone is lost, where do they usually begin? One look into the reality, it always comes to be so far, looking for the acceptance that never came her way. Joenabell finds herself running away from Shally and Leonel, even though Leonel tries to snap her back. She swift her body to sprint somewhere. She gets intimidated when Shally threatens her to leave or hit her.Her steps splash the waters in the ground as the skies start to cry, and it rains. The tears flow in her cheek, the same as the raindrops that fall in her skin.Feet stop to move as she looks for a roof to keep the rain off. She finds a closed store that has an extended roof to shelter her cold and trembling body.Joenabell opens her palms up, head to the sky to feel the drops of the rain in the palm of her hand. Her eyes show the emptiness in her heart as she wants to open it to the people around her, but it seems like the people prefer to let it closed.In
JOANABE (JOENBELL) POV Mrs. Relish lets me stay in the guest room. We had dinner in their kitchen silently without Mr. Relish's presence. I wonder what Leonel's father looks like*WHAT KEEPS HIM BUSY TO SKIP DINNER WITH HIS FAMILY?*I noticed Mrs. Relish keeps bugging Leonel about something I don't know that makes him shy. And here I am alone in this big guest room. I can have a solo concert in this spacious room, but I prefer to rest my mind because today is not a perfect day to jam. I hide the bracelet under the pillow. To keep it safe.Not to mention, Mrs. Relish gets me a pair of pajamas to sleep comfortably in the room's queen size bed. I roll my body around and hugs a gold pillow. They are must be a royalty I mean from their house, things, and appearance. It looks classy and expensive at the same time. I must be dumb for admitting it now.**KNOCK**KNOCK**Someone knocks at my door, and I wonder who. I get up from the bed and opens the door slowly.A man with grey eyes meets mi
JOANABE (JOENABELL POV)I get up from the bed while busy thinking about my phone. I might have fallen asleep thinking too much of the item.**CREAKS**I hear the door open, and I look at the person entering the room."How's your sleep?" Leonel asks charmingly, such a dear man.I sigh heavily, looking troubled. "Uhh... Great!" I am not sure if my sleep is good or bad, but one thing is clear to me I did not have any nightmares. Thank goodness!"That's great! Do you perhaps have plans for today?" Leonel looks at me with puppy eyes while closing the door behind him. Then, he walks to me."YES! I am searching for my cellphone," I inform him about my phone because I need it today.I can perceive his hand snakes in my waist to hold my body.*WHAT'S UP WITH HIM AND ME?*I wonder these days I've been feeling light beside him as
THIRD PERSON POVLeonel force Joenabell to walk with him outside for relaxation. Joenabell wants to protest, but she can't seem to do as her heart wants to be with him. They walk together, holding hands while swinging it from back and front. Mrs. Yvonne Relish spots the two with a joyful smile on their faces. Mrs. Relish thought at first that they are just making fun of each other. But when her eyes land on their hands. It is clear to her that something good might happen to them. She smiles while watching them from afar."Looks like they are in love," Mr. Relish walks to his wife while speaking to her softly. Mrs. Relish looks at her husband."Their eyes are the same the way we look at each other, don't you agree, love?" Mr. Relish chuckles at his comment making his wife blush at his sound. "Don't you think they will be fine?" She asks her husband, worrying for the two (Leonel and Joenabell)."Of course! You can see it to our son that he loves her. It makes him want to grab the star
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVHis heartfelt confession leaves me no question. The place makes it even more perfect. His eyes stare at mine, which convinces me to give myself a chance to fall in love again. I want to fall in love at the right time. But is it the right time? The right person? Our hands are entangled, and I did not recognize that it teaches me something-"Leonel... I am certain that I am learning to love you," I hesitantly speak as I do not wish to hurt his heart by my words."It is fine... I told you we are taking things slow. Let me ask you, do you know what's the greatest love of all?" Leonel sits beside me in the pew as I move to give him enough space.I smile because I know the answer to his question. I put my head in his shoulder as I answer, "Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all." He nods and touches my head on his shoulder gently."You are right..
JOANABE (JOENABELL) POVThe clouds turn to grey as thunderclaps are roaring from the sky. A drop of water touches my cheeks as I lift my head in the sky. It starts to drizzle then, Leonel quickly grabs my hand that catches my attention back at him to lead me back to the souvenir store. We dash as it starts to rain heavily. I thought we are heading to the souvenir store, but we ended up in the tower. I hug myself as the wind blows chilly in my skin. Leonel hangs his hand on my shoulder and pulls me closer to him. I think he notices that I am feeling cold. "Sorry, I did not have a coat to keep you warm," Leonel says as his finger runs in my wet hair."You don't have to worry about it. We did not even bother to take a bath today and change our clothes." I remind him, and I chuckle because his parents did not even notice our appearance. "I mean, our clothes are not that bad." He claims with a smirk on his face, trying to tease me. "Well... It's not that I disagree," I return his smirk
THIRD PERSON POV"Joanabe?" "Joanabe?" The familiar voice calls for her in a deepwater dream that suffocating her. Her eyes dull, and her skin feels cold as she can't move a single muscle. 'WHO IS THIS?' she asks herself."JOANABE!"The man screams at her name. Then, the man pulls her out of the water within seconds. She coughs while she gasps for air. Joanabe is surprised by the man who saved her hopeless state. "You look familiar." Her eyes slowly regain its clear sight. "I think I saw you in my dreams before... Who are you?" She tells the man in a weak voice as she tries to examine. The darkness of the place is what she notices. "AM I DREAMING?" Joanabe can't see the man's face in the darkness, but she feels his touch. They are cold like icy, and she can't help it but feel terrified. "WHO ARE YOU!" Joenabe asks again in a panic as she moves away from the man in her dreams, shaking. The man stands up, and Joanabe notices that he is floating in the fog, wearing a long black c