BINASA ko pa rin 'yung copy ng case file niya pero wala talaga feeling ko may mali may kulang. Tiningnan ko 'yung picture sa mismong crime scene, tinitigan ko mabuti 'yon parang may mali kasi.
Kinuha ko ang cellphone ko at may tinawagan do'n.
"Hi bitch, time for my payback."
["What do you need, Attorney?"]
"Thinking of visiting Royal Grande? Is that okay?"
["Sure sure, take care."]
Tumayo ako, kinuha ang blazer ko at susi tsaka lumabas ng opisina. Agad naman tumay
DAYSpassed, today is the second trial for Maple's case. Nandito muna ko sa firm dahil nagpatawag ng meeting si Mancini, laging wrong timing ang peg niya potek! "Attorney Aziel Claverio, Criminal Attorney." So, siya pala 'yung sinasabi ni Mancini na isa pang Criminal Attorney. "Attorney Elara Miranda." I smiled and shake his hand. Nagkamabutihan kami, parehas kami ng mga kinahihiligan. Madali siyang pakisamahan mabuti na lang. "Kaya ko kayo pinatawag, para samahan niyo si Attorney Miranda sa pangalawang trial na pangungunahan niya" Sabi ni Mancini. Napa-irap na lang ako. "Ano
I faced everyone especially the Jury. "Jayden Cunanan is the son of Maple Santiago and Liam Cunanan." Then, I looked at Jayden. "Jayden. Can you see everyone in here?""Yes.""Can you point out who killed your daddy?" I asked then, he point his finger at Dr. Renzo ."There, he said he will also kill me.""Good job, Jayden." I smiled at him.He moves closer to the camera and gave me a signal to move closer too."Can you tell to peppa that I want to be friends with her too."I laughed and whispered on the camera. "Okay, its
TODAYis Saturday means party day! "Oh, sa'n ka na naman gigimik?" Bungad ni Mancini. Inirapan ko lang siya at nagpatuloy sa pag-aayos. I'm wearing a white bralette maong jeans and cropped top denim jacket with stilettos, I put on my shades and grab my keys. "Its time to get wasted, my dear brother." Kinuha ko ang aking wallet tsaka nagpaalam na aalis na. Dumaan muna ko sa Starbucks para bumili ng kape. Start your day with bitterness! I drove to Ophira's condo again, I promised to Isaiah, we'll go visit the mall today. I knocked, seconds later binuksan iyon ni Ophira. "Excited kayong dalawa." Humihikab na sabi niya. Nagkibit-balikat na lang ako tsaka lumapit kay Isaiah. "Nangnang! I'm well dressed up! I looked handsome right?" I sm
Years' passed, pero wala silang pinagbago mga masayahing pwet pa rin sila. I drank four shots of black label napangiwi naman ako sa lasa. "Oh, hinahabol ka na ba ni San Pedro?" Tanong ni Kanluran tsaka umakbay sa likod ko. "Fucker." Sabi ko. Tsaka namulutan, wala pa naman akong naramdamang pagkahilo basta napangiwi lang ako sa lasa. Ang tagal ko na kasing hindi naka-inom ng black label, margarita na lang tsaka beer ang madalas kong iniinom. "Yeah, and I am very pleased to tell you that I'm great in bed." Then, he winked at me. Disgust placed all over my face. Hindi ako papatol sa tropa! At isa pa gurang na 'to 'di na fresh. "Gurang ka na, 'di ka na fresh." "Napakasama ng ugale mo! Mamaaaaaaaaaa!!" Malakas na sigaw niya tsaka ko siya binatukan. "Kingina niyo! Wag kayong mag-asawa mga deputaaaaaa!!" Malakas na sigaw ni Lav.
HA... the sky is beautiful. What a pleasant day to hang my head. I closed my eyes and feel the cold breeze on the top of a building. Is this where it will all end? Should I just jump and let all my worries disappear? "What should I do?" I said. As soon as I opened my eyes, a majestic view appear. The sun is slowly setting, the color of the sky is mixed of blue and orange. The place is awfully quiet as if no one is around. I g
"ATTORNEY, eto na po 'yung kape mo." I smiled at Mancini. "Thanks." I smile sweetly at him. I just like his annoyed face, its entertaining. Simula sa pagmulat ng aking namamagang mga mata, tanging ang case file copy lang ang hinarap ko. I know about this case... How could I forgot the only case that pushed me to be an Attorney, I've been waiting for so many years for me to handle this but not in this situation. Not when my friend is the one accused. I started my day with coffee and the case file in may hand. I diverted my anger into focus, like a professional. Looking at this mess, its all of a sudden. Why would Lavinia commit a massacre? Even though my father is one of the victims, I find it hard to believe their new speculation. "Itsura mo, Elara." Sigaw ni Mancini tsaka ako binato ng isang wet towel.
UPON arriving in the restaurant, I excused myself to go to the restroom. Goodness, I need to pee. I think I drank too much coffee. "Sorry." I said as soon as I sat down. I placed my bag beside me and looked up to Dev. "Did you order any food?" He shook his head. "Not yet, I only order a juice while waiting." "Hmm... Are you a regular here?" I looked at the menu. "Nope, what about you?" I tilt my head and think for a second. "Likewise. What should we order?" I looked at him and show hi the menu. We both looked at it, trying to find what should we eat. His eyes suddenly lit up. "Ah, I'd like this and this... As well as this one and that one. Is there anything you would prefer?" I smiled and let him decided what to eat. "I don't have a specific preference but I don't eat beef." "Oh, is that so..." he nodded and
I WOKEup, from my deep shit and prepared myself for work. The dinner went well, I enjoyed seeing the drunk Devon again. After driving him home, he opened his eyes and settled himself to his bed. I just made sure that he's fully settled before I leave him. I called my brother to pick me up and he scold me, what a luck. A nearly 30 years old woman is being scolded by someone half her age. How ironic. I quickly washed myself and stared at the mirror. I looked like hell, these days I have more nightmares, I cannot hold it anymore. Maybe, I'm reaching my end. Mabilis akong kumilos at pumasok sa trabaho, tahimik ang lahat ng pumasok ako. "G-good morning po, Attorney." Bungad ni Oreo. Nginitian ko siya at nagpatuloy ako sa paglakad. Pumasok sa loob ng opisina ko nang may natagpuan akong tatlong tao ro'n na presentableng naka-upo.