She couldn't sleep that night. She couldn't understand what she feels. She is so mad at Carlos for not informing her about where he is or what he is doing. She is angry that he didn't even check on her. She knows how she can solve her problems. She just needs to call or send a message to Carlos first, but she couldn't give in to him. Sending a message or calling first would mean that she is admitting about her feelings for him. She never had this feeling before. She liked her ex-girlfriends and she maybe fell in love with some of them, but she never felt angry when they never sent her a message. She actually never cared if they pay attention to her or not.
She was staring at her phone for many hours now, not knowing what to do. She hates herself for feeling like a fool thinking about someone who is maybe now feeling so relaxed and okay.
"Hello." She finally decided to call Carlos. The man answered the phone immediately with only a short
Alex and Carlos are finally a couple. Alex still can't believe that she would be involved in a relationship with the opposite sex. It is something new to her and something she never expected. She doesn't know how to act in as a girlfriend. When she had her partners, she was not thoughtful, and she was not the type who would show her feelings to them. She was caring to them, yes, but she never sent them messages first. She just meets them whenever she feels like it or when they asked her to meet. She could remember how demanding and clingy they were, and she doesn't know whether she should also act the same way to Carlos as them.The next day, Alex woke up happy. Being in love and being in a relationship with Carlos makes her look forward for the end of the week since they will be together for the first time as a couple. Thursday is still four days away, but she can't already contain her excitement.After taking a shower, she put on her u
Alex felt humiliated that day. She couldn’t stop thinking about what just happened. She’s sure that she is now the talk of the campus. It was not her first time to be the topic of almost all the students in MPIS. Many students in her school admire her for being a good basketball player and she became more and more famous after each game. Now, she will be talked about for having a boyfriend, something that no one ever imagined.“Why are you so quiet?” Carlos finally broke the silence. They are now in a cab Carlos hailed outside the school.“I don’t think I can go to school tomorrow. I can’t face my classmates. I also don’t want to answer all the questions they would throw at me.”
The next day, Alex woke up with a smile on her face. Thinking about meeting Carlos again after her class gives her so much energy. She got her phone to greet her boyfriend “Good morning.” After that, she prepared to go to school. She almost forgot about what happened yesterday. She was sure most students in MPIS will still talk about her today. Having that thought makes her feel nervous. How can she explain that she now has a boyfriend and that she is about to marry him after her high school graduation?As usual, Alex was brought to school by their family driver. She was hesitant to go to school, but she doesn’t have a choice. Skipping classes today wouldn’t mean that students will stop talking about her so she might as well face her problem now.As expected, students stare at Alex
Alex and Carlos didn’t meet that day. She didn’t receive any call nor text from him. She tried to reach him many times by calling and sending messages but there was not any single reply from him. Alex went home that late afternoon feeling confused. A part of her is mad at Carlos for making her wait but there is also a part of her that says maybe he is busy with something, or maybe like last time, there was an emergency that he has to attend to. Or maybe Carlos, like how she was to her ex-girlfriends is not serious in having a relationship with her.When she arrived her place, she walked to her room immediately. She doesn’t want to talk to anyone. Her parents were surprised to see her home. They tried to ask her a question, but she ignored them and just headed for the stairs as fast as she could.“Do you think they fought?” asked Mr. Lopez who is now in the living room with his wife.
The next three months passed by so fast. Alex became very busy with her preparations for the university entrance exam. Being in a relationship and focusing on her studies are two things that make her so stressed. She wants to spend more time with Carlos, her boyfriend, but she has to prioritize her studies first. There are times that she wants to take a break and just spend a day or two with him, but she was always being pushed away by Carlos. It hurts her feelings at times, but she knows that he is doing it for her. He wants her not to have any regrets later. As he always says, "You always have me and we can do all the things we are supposed to do later, but this exam determines your future. I know I can provide for you later, but it's still different to accomplish something for yourself." It makes her feel that she has now two fathers who are telling her what she has to do. Carlos, on the other hand, is not as busy as her. She doesn't even know what he is up to these days. There were
It was already dark when Alex woke up. She could feel a slight pain on her head. She remembered putting her phone in her school bag. She checked for any message before arriving home, but there was none. She wants to sleep again and forget whatever is bothering her. She is supposed to be celebrating and planning for a trip with her friends since their exam is over but here she is, being miserable and overthinking.It's to quiet outside. She’s sure it’s not yet too late because her parents never allowed her to skip her meals. No matter how busy she is, they always make sure that she eats her meals on time. No one woke her up, so she’s guessing it’s only before 7pm.She forced herself to get up and headed for the light switch. She had to drag her steps, eyes still half closed.“Missed me?” A man’s voice made her leap.AAAAAAAAAAA! She let out a thunderous shout seeing a man sitting on her sofa. It’s Carlos.“What are you doing her? When did you come in?” She asked, looking annoyed with h
"What's your plan now?" Alex asked. She is confused. Dirty things start popping up in her brain. Although she thinks she is too young to make love, but hello, it's now the 21st century, many of her friends are not virgins anymore. She even knows someone who lost her virginity in middle school. She is old enough to do that stuff. But they are in her house. Her parents are probably downstairs waiting for them to go down. She heard some girls talking about how painful it was when they did it for the first time. Will de be able to handle it? Is she ready?"How about we go somewhere this weekend? Like a vacation. Your test is done and you need a break. I already told your parents about it and they agreed." Carlos explained."Holiday? That's what you're thinking?" Alex asked. Disappointment can be sensed from her tone."Don't you like it? I can cancel it if you don't feel comfortable. I didn't make any hotel reservations yet anyway. You don't need to think about it.""No, I like the idea."
Lucy and Alex went shopping the next day as planned. She bought everything Lucy has recommended. "Don't you think you're already spending too much for your trip? I haven't seen you buy lots of clothes before." Lucy said. It's true that Alex didn't enjoy shopping much before. She has her own preference of clothes and she knows where exactly she could get them. She buys a pair of jeans and shirts only twice or thrice in a year."Mom said I can buy anything I want. And besides, I am using my savings for all my purchases today. You know, my credit card is only a supplementary one. They will get the receipt whenever I buy something. I don't want them asking me what exactly I bought.""That would be too embarrassing." Lucy replied. "Imagine your dad seeing all these sexy lingerie and dresses you bought. He might have a heart attack.""I'm sure he would love them. These clothes really prove that I'm totally a woman now.""You have a point. Why don't we buy some cosmetics as well? You know,