--JM, April’s boyfriend --
It wasn’t ber months but why does those air feels cold?
“Today was a hectic day, Jill!” April complained. There was a long sigh as she plants her head on her best friend’s shoulder. She looked weary and restless. “Ma’am Abueg is such as sadist! She gave all those difficult activities without even giving us more examples.”
The two was on their way home, the tricycle was the daily form of commute especially they were miles away from school. They passed the endless road covered with rice paddings. The mountain was shaped perfectly and one would gaze at it’s majestic peak but for them, it’s nothing new. The rocky road track that government promise to fixed last election, the barking dogs that kills little children and even the creepy eyes as you walked alone. That’s one of the reasons why they commute on a day-to-day basis.<
—The door which they called for help— Some memories are inked into one’s brain, unable to erase or remove it. “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!” A wailing voice was heard at the end of a hallway. “Opeeeeen the doooor!” It was a sorrowful and blue echo of voices. Everything was dark and gloom but the pathway was visible even though wasn’t present light. “Someone please! Open the door!” They continued to ask for help. The sound came from the door on the other side. He was being called to open it, despite the huge sign that says stop! Do not open it. It kept asking for help. The longer he waits, the desperate the call was. “Open the door, let us through!” The voice never stops. “Heeeeeeelp meeeh” He knew the familiar voice, the irritating voice that he regrets to hear. It wouldn’t stop pleading for help. He felt a heavy weigh on hi
-- They look good together -- “You look pretty exhausted,” said Jill with worried look on her eyes. She offered to check his body but Wayne politely declined. She looked down and pouted, she wanted to know the problem but he was very distant. “You sure this would work?” Wayne asked. He looked sweaty with blurry eyes but he didn’t want to missed out the classes. He can still feel the ache from his wounds, the sore was still there, but the beat up face is almost fixed with strips of unnoticeable wounds thus he wore a mask today, he also brought a hoodie just in case. They were avoiding Anastasia, who was looking for him since yesterday. “Yeah of course! Not a long-term alternative but works for now. Also be careful, she swore to kill you. I heard those words yesterday.” She told Wayne. Jill grabbed his hand, he looked at her confusingly. “Be safe okay?” “You don’t have to worry that much
- April and Wayne - “Listen! It’s not like I want to join you, Jill just forced me to be here.” April exclaimed. Their teacher gave them an activity to work on it pair up and April didn’t expect that Jill would push her to Wayne. April looked at him, the guy is looking good but certainly not her type. She sighed as she accepts the fate her best friend brought upon. She glances to where Jill at, she seemed to be busy Rita. April returned her eyes to Wayne, she caught him staring at her before averting his eyes. It couldn’t be more awkward if the silence remains for more hours but April couldn’t care less. Another gush of sigh before turning her head around. It’s better not to stare at him and get over this immediately. But as her eyes wandered around, she felt something, a soft giggle made her turn back her eyes to Wayne whom she confirmed staring at her. “What?” She asked in dumbfounded tone. “Nothing?”
- The scum’s wish- April made a choice to tell him. Even though she knew less about him, it was a spur of moment decision to trust him. The teacher already left with instruction in the board, some were already starting the activity while other are likes, chatting or frolicking around. Wayne watched her as he waited for her answer, his eyes was fixed at her as April nervously exhaled. “W-well, t-this, I mean” she finds it difficult to start her sentence. She had doubts inside her, but she realized there’s no reason to be afraid of. In the first place she had wondered why she kept it a secret. “Why don’t we keep it as an open secret?” It was her own words few years ago when they just started dating. “I’m really embarrassed talking, y-you know me I never imagined dating or whatever.” She told Jm. But a lot of years has passed and it was kept that way. “I don’t have re
-RECESS TIME- “Jill! I missed you!” April leap and pounced to Jill she hugged her tight as if they never seen each other for a very long time. MAPEH is over, it’s understatement but most students have done their task already and submitted it to Goshe. “Hi Rita!” she glanced at the girl reading book and smiled before she gave all of her attention to Jill “Ugh! Let me go April, don’t exaggerate!” Cringed, Jill tries to free herself but April having a body advantage remained dominant. “Noooooo, this what you deserve for leaving me!” She locked her arms and squeeze her tight. “Did you know? That was unexpected:” “Eeeeeeeeck, leeeeeeeeeet meeee gooooo I’m sorry” Jill apologized. “Let me go already, come on!” “Nope, I won’t” But April laughed and held her even stronger, “Apologize not accepted dummy.” “Eeeeeeeeh,
-Is this canteen or hell?- “Is that Wayne?” said one of the girls from their class. “Are they bitching on him?” The other mutters. They were all surprised to see the mysterious young man, with cold eyes and timid aura was hanging out with bunch of noise maker in their class. Especially the girls who had crush in them felt defeated. “Maybe he’s dating one of them?” One of them exclaimed. “I think it’s April, I saw them being lovey dovey during class.” “Oh yeah, I’ve also seen them, Wayne kinda kissed her in the cheeks they we’re flirting in the back.” The other agree. As soon they left the room rumors already spread in the entire classroom. From dating to getting pregnant that’s how quick it spread like a wild fire in forest. Wayne was in between April and Jill. He looked around, people there are a lot people.
-Slice of youth- Recess time was a crucial part of high school. It was seen as a short-lasting day to day event consist of eating and resting after an exhausting subject. But there's more to it than meets the eye of the boomer. The precious moments and the bond that the youth have, all of these memories are like photographs in an album, to look back in the future and to laugh at every story that they kept. The young man didn't quite understand it. He's day to say process was sleeping at recess time or being hunt by his dark and gruesome past. He never went out for recess; he was like an ape brought into the land of man, ignorant, and amaze of what the saw. Noise, scattered everywhere from different students. "I like Kim Sae Ron, have you watched the ones where she's an angel?" He heard different conversation from students walking by. "No way! I like her too!" "I love you babe" said the young m
-Rumors- He wished the rumors were true. But not everyone's attention, he felt nauseous. The young man could look at their eyes, vision shifted to a blur as heart palpated. April on the other hand didn't like the tone that the girl had, in fact she never once liked her. The girl who likes to spread rumors, who is in love with Wayne and pretty much all the hottest guy, and acts like a queen bee when clearly, she is not. Her name is Pema, a lot of their doesn’t really like her, some even wonder why she was one section one but one thing for sure is that she was backup in their class. "What did you say? I didn't hear you." April glared at the girl, she prepared to beat her up with her fist waiting to land on her face. "I didn't know the tomboy had a boyfriend? Ughhh" A grimace look as if she was looking at a shit. She looked agitated upon hearing those words. April couldn’t help it but land a punch on the girl’s face. Every