"You're kidding, right?" I almost choked as I saw how he started to place the food in front of me.
The smell of the Filipino foods served is enticing, but the playful smirk plastered on his face told me that it shouldn't be trusted.
He crossed his arms and shook his head.
"You shouldn't be playing with me like this, Auton. It'll never be funny." I hissed and then pulled myself up, planning to walk out of the small kitchen and shut him off.
He immediately went in front of me and held onto my waist, making me stop and hold my breath for a moment.
His warm hands were wrapped around the small of my back, moving my body back to the seat as he glanced at me with his lopsided smile, revealing his dimple on his right cheek.
"You...you don't know what you are doing." I averted my gaze as I felt his hand tighten the grip.
"Sit, you don't need to escape." He pushed me towards the chair and pulled another one to sit beside me.
I held on to the hem of my jacket and hugged myself as I felt the cold wind brushing against my covered skin.It was already 9 pm and I should be sound asleep but my head was busy turning from side to side, searching Auton's built on one of the benches.Earlier, he called me. Telling me that he needs help...or maybe an accompaniment. He sounded so vulnerable, making me rush on one of my drawers and search for a thick cloth and then find him.He just told me that he was in the ice cream parlor that we visited last time. I even got a bit annoyed, why did he go there, anyway?It was so far from my unit and I need to spend a lot just to be with him, but something about his shaking voice told me that I at least need to attend to his plea."Auton!" My lips quivered when I raised my hand.He was leaning against the trunk of his car, his arms were placed across his chest and his eyes on the dark sky."Why did you go here and then ask me to be
"I already told him that I don't want him to court me. He couldn't understand!" I shook my head and turned around, pushing the hangers at the side, and started to search for a dress."He was so persistent! He didn't even listen when I got angry?" I shifted my gaze towards Ella and sighed. I raised two hangers in front of her and boringly glanced at it from left to right."Really? Maybe he likes you a lot." Ella didn't look at me, she was just busy crashing her nails against each other, making small Noises as she cleaned it."But I don't like him." I rolled my eyes, determined to show her how I disliked the idea."Which is better? This one, or this one?" My eyes went to my left. It was an old rose sleeveless flowy dress ending three inches above the knee, and then to my right is an oversized army green cropped hoodie.Ella's eyes shifted from her nails to my face. The side of her lips slightly twitched. And then she raised her brow and crossed her a
"He really said those things?" Ella's voice has been marked with disbelief the moment I told her what happened earlier.We are inside talk and chill and she's currently on her short break, while I am busy washing the dishes."Would I tell you that he did it if he didn't?" I rolled my eyes as I rinsed the dirty white plate and put it on the side of the sink.I am still infuriated with what he did. After saying those words, he abruptly stormed out of that cold room, leaving me speechless and dumbfounded.I understand he is angry, but what I am pointing at is that he should at least told me that he's mad and not to wait for him. He knows how important studies are for me.And he believes I will eventually like him?Absurd."But girl, he had all the rights to get angry. Even a child promises revenge when she's hurt so what do you expect?"I stopped wiping the next plate and glanced at her behind my shoulders."Are you saying
"I said go and remove your freaking hand off him!" I yelled at the girl and forcibly u clasp her fingers from Auton's shoulders.My eyes were flaring with anger, my cheeks felt like it was burning, and my hands want to reach for the woman's flirty dress."What the heck is your problem?!" Her eyes dropped down to my clothes, and when she shifted her gaze towards my face, I saw that her orbs were now tainted with disgust."Tayla..." Auton's deep voice sounded behind me. His warm hands wrapped around my stomach, pulling me closer to him."Auton, do you know this dirty girl?" Her stagy voice made my face more scrunched up. People with money are smug. They will insult the average people and will glance at them like a dirty rag.I sarcastically smirked and shifted my eyes towards Auton's face. His eyes were dark and intense, making my heart boom louder than what it already is. I silently removed his hands away from my waist and gave the girl a head-to-fo
I slapped myself again. My lips were apart, my eyes glued on the dark sky and stars. My forehead was placed on top of the steel railing, and my hair being blown by the wind.Words from last night were still etched on my mind. That night, Auton made me more confused as hell. He told me the same thing, but what surprised me the most is that I am still holding on to his words.I admit that I've been hurt by the sight of him with another woman, and I know by then, that I am starting to like him. I am just not that convinced that I am easily attracted to a man when the only thing I knew about him is his physical appearance.I sighed. Maybe I will just wait for a sign, then. If he continues in pursuing me even after telling me that he was confused...then maybe I can loosen up a bit.For now, I think I will visit my brother."What brings you here?" The irritative voice from the witch partner of my Aunt welcomed my ears the moment I opened the door o
With shoulders shrunk, head bowed and lazy walks, I strutted the way towards my unit and opened the door. I threw my bag on the coffee table and rested my back on the single-seater sofa."Ah..." I caressed my neck and moved it from side to side. The pain from the heat and dust from outside made my feeling worst and made me more tired than what I already was.The tiny hope of bringing Terren here in my unit disappeared the moment he told me those words. The ending was, I gave him the food and clothes I bought, included a small amount of money to buy himself food whenever he is hungry, and a weary smile.It was hard to convince him, but if that was what he wants...then I don't have a choice."Do you want some coffee?" My eyes immediately opened when I heard a familiar voice. I removed my foot on top of the coffee table and sat straight. My eyes dropped at my shirt, slightly fixing it from the mess I made earlier."You...you are here?" Auton's hands w
All that I know by now, is that my heart is hammering fast. I stood on my heels and to pull him closer. My arms were snaked around his nape, pulling him down to enclose the space between us. My fingers were crawling on his hair, my lips are busy brushing against his soft lips.He bit my lower lip, making me open my mouth as his tongue entered it. I removed my hands on his nape and moved it down to his chest, pulling him a bit to make a gap.I opened my eyes and averted my gaze as I caught my breath. I closed my eyes and shook my head. My cheeks are burning, and my lips felt sore. My heart keeps thumping fast and loud, and I can feel that I look flustered after that heated minute.I saw him tilt his head using my peripheral vision, his hands are now inside his pockets."Hmm...where did you know how to kiss?"If I can only be eaten by the land right now, then I will humbly jump on the hole. This man just got my first kiss! And...I am not sure if it w
I just hope I will never regret my decisions. Maybe I can just settle for what is happening in the present and...worry for the future.It's not like love can make things harder, right?I will have someone to talk to every time I have a hard time, and I will have someone to eat with when I don't feel like eating by myself. I can call someone whenever there is a storm, and the thunder won't stop.Maybe Auton can be my new family.That was what I thought before I said those words to him."Really?"