"How was your sleep last night?" the Captain asked.
"It was good not until I feel something weird in my feet, 'yun pala may bruise na." I narrated.
"Just don't force yourself to walk or run. I will ask Junger to assist you until pagaling na ang paa mo." he said at tumango naman si Junger na nasa tabi ni Benjamin.
"No need. I think I can handle myself." ani ko. Nakakahiya naman, parang pabigat lang ako dito.
"I know you can handle yourself but you can't handle yourself yet. Don't be stubborn, you're the only lady in this ship then expect that all the man in here will treat you like a princess." He told me.
I blushed on what he said. Nakakahiya talaga.
"Is there any rule that I should be aware of?" I asked him.
"Nothing much. Just be kind to everyone in the room. Do not make any stupid decision and let the crew do their own job. If you want to learn something, do tell." sabi niya sa akin while looking at me intently.
Woah. A pirate saying "just be kind"! I thought there will be rules like if you do something wrong they'll feed you to sharks.
"What?" he asked me, he probably noticed my expression.
"Nothing. I never thought that a pirate could be this kind." I told him honestly kahit na nanginginig ang kamau ko sa takot.
"We're not that kind, we're not that evil also. We're humans, we make mistakes. We're not that kind of pirate in the movies you saw or books you've read that will kill for a mere treasure." he told me.
Kinabahan ako dahil baka na offend siya sa sinabi ko, pero sinagad ko na para isahan nalang.
"But have you killed someone?" I asked him carefully.
"Of course, but I don't kill for no reason." patapos na sabi niya.
Tumango lang ako sa kanya saka tinapos na ang pagkain.
After we eat, binuhat niya na ulit ako pabalik sa kuwarto ko at inihiga ako sa kama.
I can't help but notice his nice and perfect body.
"What exactly happened to your feet?" he asked me after putting me down.
"Me and my brother were playing uno until the ship started sinking. While running, I fell into a hole where my feet got stuck and I can't get it back. My brother forced to get it out that's why it looked like this." I narrated.
"Uno?" he asked. Naka kunot pa ang noo, I find it cute.
"Yeah. You don't know that? It's a card game." ani ko.
"Where is your brother now?" he asked carefully, afraid to hit the wrong spot.
I don't know what to say. Until now, hindi ko parin tanggap na ganun 'yung nangyari. We were happy.
Ganun pala talaga siguro 'yun. Masaya ka ngayon, you're gonna cry after. At hanggang ngayon, hindi ko parin maintindihan kung bakit ganun.
"He's gone. The water was getting higher but he still got my feet up, little did I know that it was his feet who got stucked nowinstead of mine. He left me no choice but to leave him there." I smiled painfully.
Fauve lift his hands and brushed the side of my cheek. I didn't noticed that my tears were already flowing down my eyes.
"Do you want us to bring you back home? Where are you from?" he asked, like he's really persistent to take me home.
"No. You don't have to. I have no one to go home to anyway." I told him.
It was me and kuya, now that he's gone, I have no one.
"I'm sorry," he whispered.
"You don't have to," I gave him an assuring smile to tell him that I'm fine although I'm slowly loosing myself inside.
"Do you love reading?" he asked me, trying to change the topic kasi ang bigat ng atmosphere.
"Yes. I read novels at home." tumango ako sa kanya.
"Alright, I got a note to read so I'll leave you here. I'll ask Junger to take care of you." he told me saka tumayo na.
"Fauve," I called him when he's near the door.
"Yes, milady?" he asked and turn around for me to see his handsome face.
A visible adams apple that goes up and down when he swallow, his sharp edge jaw, red kissable lips, formidable nose and his eyes.
Damn this pirate god.
"Thank you," I almost run out of breath when he smiled at me and his lips parted to say something.
"Denada." he said and smirked sexily. Damn, I will simp for him.
Oh no. What the hell Dwyn?
Ilang minuto ang lumipas at pumasok si Jungle sa cabin niya may dalang mga libro.
"Pasensya na po, hindi alam alam kung anong mga libro ang gusto mong basahin." sabi niya saka inilagay ito sa tabi ko.
I scanned the books. They looked interesting and it makes me wanna read them.
"Next time po, sasamahan kita sa library para ikaw na po ang mamili. Maganda naman po ang mga librong yan, nabasa ko na po silang lahat." ani niya.
"You're into books din pala," I commented.
"Opo, 'yung mama ko po kas mahilig sa libro at nagsusulat din po siya kaya bata palang ako, nagbabasa na po ako ng mga nobela." pagkukwento niya.
"Asan na 'yung mama at papa mo?" tanong ko sa kanya.
"Wala na po silang dalawa miss. 'Yung mama ko po namatay noong ipinanganak ang nakababata kong kapatid na babae. Si papa naman po, iniwan kami noong nalaman niyang buntis si mama sa kapatid ko." nakayuko siyang nag kukwento.
Nakaramdam ako ng awa sa kanila. I figured out na he's 5 or 6 years old when their mother died and their father is nowhere to be found.
"We have the same faith," ani ko. He lifted his head and looked at me.
"I was five when my Mom and Dad died in a car crash, that was my birthday. I was with my Kuya all throughout these years but he died also on my birthday." kuwento ko sa kanya.
"Ibig sabihin, kaarawan mo po 'yung araw na natagpuan ka namin?" tanong niya sa akin.
Tumango ako sa kanya. I smiled at him painfully.
"Bakit hindi mo po sinabi sa amin?" tanong niya.
"Why would I tell you? My birthday is a curse." I chuckled without humor.
"You're wrong Miss. God gave you a chance to live for another year because he have a lot of plans for you." he said softly.
"Alam mo po ba, noong namatay si Mama, sinisi ko 'yung kapatid ko kung bakit siya namatay but Kuya Benjamin made me realize that it was wrong." he stopped and took a deep breath.
"Kinupkop niya kami ni Jina. Ngayon, si Ate Jasmine po ang nag aalaga sa kapatid ko tuwing naglalakbay kami. Kaya huwag ka pong mawalan ng pag asa sa buhay miss. May dahilan ang lahat simula noong sinagip ka ni Kapitan noong araw na iyon." pagpapatuloy niya.
"What do you mean sinagip?" I asked him.
"Ahh... Hindi mo pa po pala alam?" tanong niya.
I shook my head.
"Nakasampa ka po sa isang lumulutang na kahoy na mula sa nasira na barko. Dumudugo po ang iyong paa at papalapit sa'yo ang mga pating. Hindi nagdalawang isip si Kapitan na tumalon pailalim saka languyin ang distansya mo at ng barko." pagkukwento niya ng nangyari na ikinagulat ko.
"We were all shocked Miss, but I want you to know that our Captain likes you. Baka hindi pa po romantically, but as a person po." sabi pa niya.
"Pinagsasabi mo Jungle?" I asked him saka tumawa ng malakas.Sumimangot lang siya sa inasta ko. Ang cute!"Totoo nga Miss. Kasi kung hindi ka niya gusto bilang tao, hinding hindi yan magdadalawang isip na sasagipin kahit may mga pating at isinama pa nga sa biyahe." parang naiinis na sabi niya na gusto niya talagang ipamukha sa akin 'yung punto niya."Okay. Whatever. Huwag ka nang magalit, pumapangit ka." sabi ko sa kanya sabay tawa.He just blushed at that but he keep me company while I'm stuck in my cabin.Weeks had passed and I can walk freely na without pain.The wound gave me a scar on my skin that makes me conscious and insecure about myself but luckily, mahahaba ang mga damit na sinusuot since wala namang maigsi kaya natatabutan ang scar ko.I'm now wearing a cream colored off shoulder dress na para talagang pang prinsesa noong simaunang panahon. Mas gusto ko nga iyon. I'm living my life as an aesthetic girl."What's the
I woke up not so early in the morning kasi mataas na ang sikat ng araw. The rays of the sun touched my skin. It feels so warm. It feels like home.Umunat unat pa ako and took a deep breath. Mabilis akong napa-upo ng tuwid noong napansin kong hindi ako nasa kuwarto ko."What the hell? Where am I?" bulong ko sa sarili ko noong nakita ko ang kabuuan ng kuwarto.If my room is like a room of a princess, then this room looks like a room of a king!Gold and silver colors were scattered everywhere. Mukhang mamahalin ang mga gamit sa loob. The room also smell so manly. I think, this is Fauve's room. But why am I here?The sheets were grey and black. There's a small side table with a lamp. May nga gamit din dun like pens and some things that Fauve use.The structure of this room is similar to my room, the only differences are the colors and things.&
The coldness of the water spread throughout my body. I slowly opened my eyes even though I know it will hurt because of the salty sea. I saw beautiful corals underneath the water. There are sea creatures minding their own lives. Swimming, crawling, dancing with the waves they feel free. I looked far away. I saw darkness. The ocean's mystery. Then, I remembered something. I went out of the sinking ship quickly with my bleeding feet. It was raining, it was dark. Yet, I can see the sun setting down. I don't want to look back, for I will remember the tragedy. Now, I feel nothing. I feel numb. I'm so lost. That was my thoughts before darkness finally consumed me. Naramdaman kong may bumagsak sa tabi ko kaya bumalik ako sa tamang wisyo at biglang natakot. Napagdesisyonan ko na ding unahon. Good thing I'm a swimming, I know how to control my
"Hand me the guitar please." sabi ni Fauve matapos ang mahabang katahimikan.Agad naman na inabot ni Jungle sa kanya ang gitara.He tried to adjust it a little and after that, he strummed the strings softly and started singing.It felt like this already happened before but I can't point out when it was."Incase you didn't know, baby I'm crazy 'bout ya." he sang.He looked at me looking his green eyes trying to take my soul away."And I would be lying if I say that I can live this life without ya even though I don't tell you all the time, you had my heart a long long time ago." he sing the song without taking his eyes off me.His voice. It's familiar.Damn deja vu but can't point it out.I'm confused but I still listened to his voice and it carried my thoughts away."You sing?" I asked him when I heard
"What are your plans tomorrow?" tanong sa akin ni Fauve nang nakarating kami sa harap ng cabin ko.Every step I take, I observe that even his scent smells familiar. It is very nostalgic.I opened the door but I didn't step inside, I faced him instead.Makisig na katawan ang bumungad sa akin. The first three buttons of his polo is open. I can barely see his chest inside. I'm too small for him. I'm just 5'3 and he's probably near 6 ft.I looked up and saw his lips partially open. I looked away a bit."Halos maubos na namin ni Jungle ang libro sa library kaya siguro stop muna kami sa pagbabasa." sagot ko dahil 'yan lang naman ang ginagawa ko palagi.It's not like the crew would let me do something. They won't let me clean, wash the dishes even the laundry. Tanging nilalabhan ko lang ay ang aking under garments."If you're free t
"Ouch," I whispered noong nasagi nanaman ang brason ko.Sa harap ko ngayon si Jungle at tinignan niya ako na nakahawak sa aking braso at para bang naaawa siya sa akin kasi panibagong sakit at pasa nanaman.He's not the reason why I have bruise, it's me. Hindi kasi ako sanay tapos wala silang sword na hindi matalim kaya no choice parin.I have an armor with me, nag long sleeves nadin panigurado lang. Ngunit punit punit na ito dahil nga sa espada. May mga daplis na din ako."I'm sorry binibini," Jungle said."No, no. It's not your fault. The show must go on." I told him and started attacking him again.He taught me the basic attacks and how to defend myself.One step ahead if I know I can beat the enemy, and attack. One step behind if I know I can't, and defend.Alam kong may mas ibibilis pa ang galaw
"Milady, you should stop tempting me." he whispered.Nalalanghap ko na ang kanyang hininga and believe me when I tell you na sobrang bango nun na para bang mas pipiliin ko nalang na langhapin ang hininga niya habang buhay.It is manly. It's like he's inhaling my soul."I am not," I told him. I cannot almost feel myself. Seeing him towering me makes me feel weak but safe.Nanatiling nakaparte ang mga labi ko kasi doon na ako humihinga dahil hindi ko na ata alam kung paano huminga ng maayos."Yeah? Maybe you should start closing your mouth and not parting your lips, because it is tempting me." he told me.Agad akong natameme sa sinabi niya.Anong ginagawa niya? Is he trying to seduce me? Well, I don't think he can. There's a lot of guys from my place trying to get me but no one did.Oh halt. No. There's this one g
"Kaya pa?" Alex asked me when I stopped for a second to wipe my sweat."Kakayanin," I told him and I get another arrow to shoot.Honestly, my body is already numb. I can't even feel my wound even if it is already bleeding.My hands are already red and swollen because of the force I'm giving out, but I shouldn't stop.Stopping by means I am giving up, and I don't want to give up.So far, archery was challenging yet fun and easy for me to learn. Alex and Xander helped me throughout the process of learning. I may fail at times but they don't scold me. They were so calm while teaching me.I don't know if it's because Fauve is watching us and they are just afraid to scold me because Fauve will also scold them.It took us 3 hours until I mastered archery.Pagkatapos namin, yumuko ako saka sinakop ang buhok