"Lia, I love you!" He said, lumakas yung pintig ng puso ko. That man wearing a pair of black tuxedo standing in front of me, no he is in front of me and everyone. Yung feeling ng ikakasal ganito pala.
"You know that don't you?" He asked me. Wait bakit ako kinabahan? Bakit parang hindi ako sigurado na mahal nga niya ako.
"Huh?" napatanong ako ng wala sa oras. "Uhmmmm---Ahhh---uhmmm--" I stuttered trying to figure out what to respond. Then--
*Bogsh* I feel a soft yet strong na paghampas na dumampi sa ulo ko. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali may bumato na naman ng unan sa akin. Napadilat ako ng mata. That's when I frowned.
"Good morning Lia!" Napadilat ako sabay nakataas ang kilay. Ewan ko kung ba't isinilang pa sa mundo ang taong 'to para sirain yung panaginip ko. "Can't you wake up without me hitting you a pillow?" Tanong niya, bumangon na ako. "Gosh bilisan mo ma-li-late na tayo." Reklamo niya, nakakairita na promise!!!!!!!
"I really hate Mom for letting you in here." Saad ko, I pushed him ng bahagya nang makaharang siya sa daanan ko, he's still beside my bed.
"Well I'm sorry malakas ako kay Auntie. Can't you be thankful? If it's not because of me you'll be late in school everyday." He confidently said.
"Yeah2x! Thank you Mr. Lee. Ang GANDA lang kasi ng bungad ng araw ko ng dahil sayo." I said sarcastically sabay lingon ko sa kanya since nakatalikod na ako kanina habang hinahanda yung dadalhin ko sa banyo.
"Well you are right though, ganda talaga cause this man in front of you is no joke, a handsome one." He said. Napatitig ako sa kanya, my heart can't stop beating as I look at him. Yeah, if there's something that is good seeing him each morning, that is the view, his total handsome face. "Why? is there something wrong with my face?" He walks towards the corner of the room kung saan nakalagay yung mirror standee. Natauhan ako nang dahil doon at tumalikod ulit. "Wala namang problema sa mukha ko ahh." He said.
"Antayin mo ako sa baba maliligo muna ako." I said to change the topic sabay pasok sa banyo.
Fast forward. Ethan is driving on our way to school. I'm currently eating a sandwhich para sa breakfast ko. Hindi na kasi kaya ng oras kung kakain pa ako sa bahay at wala pang nakalutong pagkain. Matapos kong kumain, I took the other sandwhich. "Here!" Susubuan ko siya. I usually do that when I'm eating and he is driving.
"Thanks!" Without questions he took a bite. "Your mom is really good at making sandwhiches." He said, I pouted.
"Hey! don't you trust me? Walang oras si Mommy kanina para gawan ako ng sandwhiches so I did it myself. He looks at me quickly and smiles facing back to the road.
"I'm sorry, but honestly it tastes good, hmmm very good or shall I say excellent?" He said.
"I hate you!" I said, tumawa lang siya. I shrugged my head when I realize I got stunned by his handsome face while laughing.
"Anyways be early tomorrow you know we will have an exam. We can't miss it, that's scheduled in the first period." Saad niya. Tumango lang ako. "Ba't ba kasi ang tagal mong gumising?" Tanong niya. Then I remember what I dreamt earlier.
"Ethan, naniniwala ka ba na yung taong para sayo napapanaginipan mo yun before meeting that person?" I asked him.
"Why did you suddenly ask me?" He said. I took my courage to find a better answer, ba't ko nga ba siya tinanong? I like this man beside me but I don't want to hold on a single hope thinking he likes me too.
"I want to see that face of the man I told you I always dream about. Baka sakali nasa Campus lang siya. My dream isn't cooperating all the time, gusto ko lang naman siyang ma meet ng mas maaga. You know to get to know that person better." Saad ko. He smirked then-
"If you haven't seen the face, how about his body? Natatandaan mo ba?" tanong niya. I nodded sabay yuko.
"Basta nasisiguro kong hindi ikaw yun?" Saad ko. "That man and your hairstyle aren't the same though." Dagdag ko.
"Shall I be thankful that I ain't that man?" He said, napakagat labi ako. I know he values me as his friend but ba't ang sakit lang na marinig yun sa kanya? "I guess he has a bad hairstyle." Dagdag pa niya. Feeling ko maiiyak na ako, I can't help being in this space in his car.
"Well--I must say---Uhmmm--" Gosh Lia, ba't nauutal ka. Come pick yourself up. "I always compliment you with your hairstyle, but-- I must say I like that man's hairstyle too, a hairstyle that suits on that occasion I dreamt earlier----"
"What occassion?" Tanong niya, nagkatitigan kami dahil napatingin ako sa kanya. Sasabihin ko ba? "What?" Tanong niya ulit, sakto ring nakaparada na ang sasakyan niya sa School's Parking Space.
"Our wedding." Saad ko. "Thanks for the ride. Here, drink this." Nauna akong bumaba after I left the bottled water to him.
continuation....Lia's POV:I never once mentioned about that man wearing a groom's outfit but I just feel I had to earlier. But seriously, how did I developed this kind of feeling with my bestfriend?Haeil Ethan Lee or Ethan for short is my childhood bestfriend, given the fact that our Moms are bestfriends too and we live next to each others' houses in the neighborhood so yun pati kami friends na rin. Nagkakasundo kami sa mga bagay bagay and we know each other too well. Hindi naman ako super introvert but aside from Kendra who became my bff since highschool, I had Ethan since our diaper days.Speaking of him, dahil siya rin naman talaga ang topic
continuation....Lia's POV:"HEY!" Natauhan ako nang dumampi yung dalawang kamay ni Ethan sa pisngi ko, hindi naman niya ako sinampal, he is like sandwhiching my face in between his palms. "I said go on." He added. No naghahallucinate lang pala ako kanina. However, my courage was gone, I can't tell him I like him. Maybe not now. "Lia, what is it that you wanted to tell me?" He seems impatient. No Lia, just tell him anything but not that thing."Uhmm--Ahh nothing special, I just want to say that Taehyun is so handsome, he is my new bias. He is diffinitely nailing his performance on stage with their latest comeback." Saad ko trying to say it straight without a hint that it isn't something I wanted to tell him."You mean you just wanted to tell me about your celebrity kpop idol crush?" He asked, I know it's bad to lie but I nodded."Since I told you what I wanted to say, how about you? You mentioned too
continue...Lia's POV:Umattend ako ng basketball match, kung saan kasali si Ethan it's just a match within the Campus' teams. Kendra and I both cheered since magka team si Ethan at ang boyfriend niya. Maliban sa amin marami ang dumalo at nakikinood. Maingay ang loob ng gymnasium since parehong magaling ang kapwa teams."Go Ethan... Wahhh Team Pol Sci fighting." "Babe Go!" "Team Med Dept for the win" "JB Go" "Anton Go" So on and so forth, iba iba yung cheer. It went wild for few minutes with heavy cheers and the close points.To cut it short Team Pol Sci wins which is our department."I'll go to F
continuation...Lia's POV:Hapon na at eto ako ngayon nakasakay sa kotse ni Ethan habang nag da-drive siya pauwi."Are you okay? May sakit ka ba kanina ka pa tahimik." Tanong niya na may halong pag-aalala."I'm fine." Simpleng sagot ko."How about we will have an icecream before going home?" Tanong niya. Hindi ako sumagot, I instead look outside the window of his car.-----We did stop by an ice cream shop. Tahimik lang akong kumakain ng in-order niya na paborito kong ice cream flavor, min
continuation...Author's POV:Nag-uusap sina Kendra at Fernan sa Park habang nag-aantay si Lia at Ethan sa kotse."Babe, she's my cousin." Saad ni Fernan."Someone took a photo of you and that girl na magkayakap tapos sasabihin mo cousin?" Si Kendra."Don't you trust me? Do you see me as a liar?" Si Fernan."I trust you pero paano ko 'to paniniwalaan. This ain't just once." Kendra said habang unti unti nang tumulo yung luha niya. Silence came between the two."Babe!" Nagsalita ulit s
continuation....Lia's POV:Days keep passing by, okay naman yung life so far. I also decided to keep my feelings for now instead of telling Ethan the way I planned before. Siguro mas maganda na yung ganito. I can't afford to loose his trust on me, I can't afford to loose our friendship.----Kumakain kami ng lunch sa cafeteria nang magsalita si Ethan. "Kendra can I ask you a favor?" Tanong nito kay Kendra, napatingin kami ni Kendra sa kanya."Sure, what is it?" Saad naman ni Kendra."I was included on the lists of students to attend the National
continuation......Lia's POV:It's been few days after Ethan went home from the said conference. Papunta na ako sa sasakyan ni Ethan nang mapansin ko si Hannah, that one of the pretty and intelligent girl in school. Kaharap niya si Ethan na nakasandal sa sasakyan nito. They're both happy chatting with each other. Malapit na ako sa kanilang dalawa but I saw her bidding goodbye to Ethan waving her hand a bit and left. I slowly approach him."Let's go!" He said sabay bukas ng pintuan ng sasakyan sa front seat, pumasok naman ako sa loob bago niya sinara ulit.He's currently driving nang maalala ko si Hannah."Hmmm how was the conference last week? Hindi nga pala kita natanong tungkol dun." I asked him since hindi ko naman natanong yung tungkol dun nang umuwi siya, that t
continuation....Author's POV:Sa kabilang banda. Hindi alam ni Lia at Kendra na nakatago si Gab sa kabilang side. He was about to show up upon noticing Lia crying earlier but stopped his self when Kendra appeared. Hindi niya alam pero nasasaktan siya nang makitang umiiyak si Lia."How come I made her suffer when I now feel hurt if I'll see her cry?" He uttered to himself. Lia I promise, I'll do my best for you from now on. Babawi ako." dagdag pa niya habang malungkot na tinitingnan ang dalawa.15 minutes before bago ina-announce ng Prof na walang klase. Since Ethan knew that they don't have classes, he decided not to go to their classroom. Bit-bit niya ang isang box ng chocolate na pinadala sa kanya ng kanyang ka-teammate sa basketball, sakto ring nakasalubong niya si Hannah."Hannah!" Bati niya dito."Ethan!" Bati rin nito sabay ngiti."By the way may nagpapabigay sayo." Ethan h