“This sucks!” I utter to myself.
I watch the rain dropping beautifully from the sky into the school ground. I am sitting at the very back of the class besides the window, my usual spot in our classroom. Like the others, I am also a backbencher person. By the way, my name is Anna Marie Marcelo; both my parents are dedicated farmers. I have 5 siblings, 3 males, and 2 females. I am the only one studying right now so I have the opportunity to do whatever I like without anyone bothering me since they are all busy back in our province. Like any other middle-class child, I also feel that my life is so boring and worthless.... not until.
“So boring.” I sigh as I play with my pen in my hand.
Our teacher in Creative Writing is discussing in front yet my mind is occupied by the thoughts of how my life went upside down.
“I wonder, how is everyone doing back at home?”
As a kid, I always thought that my life is so boring for being so normal and simple yap that is how my life is, a province girl. Yet, now that I have found out about my real identity and lived the life I just imagined before, my mind seems to get weary on the thoughts of the problems I had encountered and experienced, and remembering the ONE person that made it hard to adjust I smirk with a soft snort of distaste.
“Tskkk yah THAT stupid jerk. He really pisses me off. Just remembering his face is making this day even unpleasant.” I said in distaste as I clinch the pen into my fist as if all my anger is centered on that poor pen.
I then give off a deep sigh as I continue to watch the dropping of the rain on the ground. The sound it makes seems to make me feel at ease. Then my chain of thought starts to run wild into my mind making me reminisce that what has happened to me in the past months.
--- October 22, 2017/ 3 months ago ---I and my best friend Margie Rose Domingo are walking to the school ground trying to head our way home. I swear I feel so tired and stressed after that long remedial exam given by our professor since he said that our records are hanging low so all his class stayed late just to comply. The whole school surroundings are now starting to darken but few students are also heading home.“Wow! I can’t believe sir did it again. It’s already late see, it’s already 6:10 and I’m so tired.” I said as I fixed my shoulder bag into my right shoulder, I simply look at my friend beside me seeing her also worn-out face.“Yap talks about much too many reminders for next semester. Did you take that form they had given us?” my best friend and partner in many crazy things Margie Rose Domingo asks as I just nod and look
“Okay, if everyone has settled in..... let’s start then.” The man who is in his 50’s said who sits beside the pretty lady who is just silently looking at me.“Before we start let me introduce myself just for the young lady, for Anna’s sake. Ahmnnn my name is Attorney George Miles a friend of Mr. Alvictos William Villaflor and his wife Mrs. Leliana Victoria Renne Villaflor, and I am also their attorney.” The man in his 40’s said as he signs towards the man and woman in front of me indicating that the persons he is talking about are the persons beside him.I look at my father Mr. August Marcelo as I can see my father takes a deep breath; my mother faces me and looks at me with teary eyes. Okay... WHY are they acting so weird? They never once again NEVER act this way before. My parents are tough to read, it’s hard to read their emotions and they are not those types of per
I am wiping my tears outside the house right at the entrance balcony as I look up to the moon when I heard the door opens.“A-Anna a-are you okay?” I turn to see Michael holding a glass of water handing it to me making me sigh.“Yah! I’ll be fine. Thanks, Michael.” I said with a smile as I take the glass of water he is offering me.I silently drink the water as we look at the moon while we are enveloped with a cold silence which is making me feel so alone despite his company.“S-so, you- you are leaving?” Michael said as he looks at me, I touch my face and feel that it is cold and wet because of my tears.“I… I, guess so.” I said as I take a deep breath.“You’re lucky you know.” Michael suddenly said after a few moments of silence while he looks up to the moon.
-----Present time------“Hey Anna let’s go, what are you waiting for?” I am stunned by someone’s tap on my shoulder.I look up to see my best friend Rose who looks so pissed. She is wearing our school education course uniform like I am wearing now.Light blue slacks, a light blue blazer that is covering our pink blouse... honestly those who designed our uniforms are crazy. The color is hateful, the cloth is not stretchable and so fit in our body, and the sizes are also sickening. In my uniform, I feel like I am about to suffocate. By the look on Rose's face and how her uniform is tightly wrapping her body... she must not in the mood today.“Oh! Sorry I was just thinking something. How long did ma’am dismiss the class?” I ask as Rose’s eyebrow shoots up.“We are
An expensive black car arrives and my mom asks me to go with her to the town to visit her best friend. We stop into a shop and ‘Fabulous X’ is the name of the shop, when my mom pulls me in excitedly; I see that it is a designer’s shop. Many dresses are hanged and displayed. I am amazed and beyond awed as I look into the dresses while my mom talks to the owner who keeps on glancing in my direction with a smile. After a few minutes, they came near me as my mom looks at me with her eyes shining in happiness.“Za- Anna dear, this is Mrs. Carla Xanders my best friend and the owner of this famous shop. Carla this is the daughter we have been looking for all those years.” my mom said as her eyes sparkle with joy, then the woman suddenly grabs hold both my hands into hers taking me by surprise, and then smile at me with her teary eyes.“I-It’s nice to meet you, Aunt Carla.” I shyly said s
“I’ll go in and check on her. Henry dear, don’t be grumpy all right. Be kind to her, she isn’t yet familiar with your sudden mood swings. Plus, she is not yet accustomed to her new life as Zam. She needs a lot of time to adjust. Don’t scare her away Henry or she might think of leaving us. Think of the poor Ma’am and Sir.” I hear a woman’s voice.It is not my mother and she has called Henry by name so that must be Nanny Dolores. I see the doorknob turns and the door starting to open. The two are surprised upon seeing me standing there waiting for them to open the door.“Oh dear Lord, dear you frightened me!” Nanny Dolores said as she rubs her chest while I just smile at them.Henry is just standing there like a statue and it pissed me off. This man is really an A and he is like the type of man I like to kick on their groins to give a lesson they won
I am walking into the vineyard wearing the heels Henry wanted me to get used to. He sounded like a menopausal mother forcing me to dress like a princess and walk and talks like a princess. Gosh!! He's so annoying! I start to get pissed and my feet are hurting. I am dress in this super-tight party dress and my hairs are now long and straight. I am even wearing make-up, not only that but Henry forced me into a hard diet. He scolded every maid who just won’t do what he asked. For 1 month I know that Anna is slowly fading away. I hated it so much. I sit on the ground and take off my shoes. What killer shoes. Those who invented these shoes must be bored and hates walking. Why make shoes that are so hard to use and walk into?“What the hell are you doing there, sitting like that with your dress? You’re distracting the workers you know.” A voice I really hated said but I just ignore him and never bothered to look up to see his face
“Zam, dear what’s wrong? I thought you are already asleep.” Nana Dolores said as she looks at me looking so worried.“Nana, can I sleep with you? My bed is.... currently occupied.” I said with a tone of jest.“Occupied?” my nana asks confused.“Henry is sleeping there, he fainted actually. He needs to rest and get some sleep; he is not sleeping because he loves his work so much. I just let him sleep in my room. I don’t know where I can sleep tonight; I can’t possibly sleep beside Henry so....” I said and my nana Dolores shakes her head and pulled me inside the room.She let me sit on her bed cover with a brown sheet. It is not fancy as my princess-style bed but I like it here much better. It gives the feeling of just being normal.“That kid, I need to put some sense in his head in the morning. Y