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,
Alex's hope of spending intimate moments with Carlos was reincarnated. She would be spending the whole third floor with him which means they could spend the night together without feeling awkward to their parents. The two were quiet while they were inside the elevator going to the 3rd floor.With Carlos pulling her luggage, Alex couldn't find any way to hide her happiness. "What were you thinking?" Carlos broke their silence. He also couldn't hide the smile on his face."Nothing." "Hahahaha! I know what you were thinking, but sorry, none of the things you have imagined will happen on this trip." He said teasing her."What are you talking about? I wasn't planning on doing anything."Carlos opened the room on the right side. "This is your room. And you don't need to lie. Lucy told me everything. Haha!""How did you know her? I didn't introduce the two of you!""This is your room. Do you need my help in unpacking your things?" Carlos offered. He tried to change the topic. "My family is
The gym was so loud that day. It was crowded with people cheering for their schools. Today is the final match in interschool division for women's basketball. It is a game between Mary Poppins International School and St. Matthews College. You can barely hear your own voice due to the loud cheers from the crowd. The score is now 72 – 71 in favor of St. Matthews College and only 14 seconds is left in the game clock.Cheering squad from both schools are doing their best to make the crowd be involved in the game. Loud noises from drums can be heard in all four corners of the gym and shouts from both girls and boys can be heard everywhere.The coach of MPIS Tigers called for a time-out to strategize their game. They will play the offense and they have to do their best to make a goal and win the game. After the time-out, all players went back to the playing court. Paula Barry, one of the main players of MPIS is the one inbounding the bal
Alex reached the restaurant earlier than the appointed time. The restaurant is located on the first floor of a hotel downtown. This is her grandma's favorite restaurant. Her granny, as she calls her, loves fine dining restaurants. After she retired, she started fancying travelling, buying branded items and going to expensive diners. Every time her granny is around, they visit this particular restaurant, making them one of their VIP customers.Alex decided to wait for her mom and granny in the hotel lobby while playing with her phone. She scrolls Instagram posts from friends and also stalking some gorgeous and sexy women from her friends' friends. As a teenager, her goal is to make as many pretty female friends as possible, opening for possibilities for a deeper relationship with anyone of them. She is not the type of person who would be serious in a relationship, she's still so young anyway and her life motto is to enjoy her youth.Her m
Two hours after the dinner, Alex is still in a cafe. Though it is already late, she doesn't want to go home. She thinks all of the possible reasons how she can convince her granny to call off the agreement she has with Carlos’ grandfather but until now, she couldn't think of a good plan. If she is a straight woman, maybe she would consider it since Carlos looks nice and he is like the type of man that you can boss around. If a woman marries her, it would be easy for her to make him do whatever she wants. But she is not that type of person, she doesn't even consider herself as a woman. Marrying a man is way beyond her dreams. For her, it is a nightmare.She never checked her phone since she left the hotel. She heard it ringing many times and she was sure it is from her mother, so she didn't pick it up. She is also mad at her. How could she not say anything when her daughter's future is at stake. Alex doesn't expect her to go against her gr