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Hello kinaJoanne Mae Perando at Claire Mag-isa. Eloiza Bonifacio, Chella Marie P. Barundia

Hello kina Jessica Camille at ang mga friends niya na sina Chevy, Jean, Diane, Arriane, Karen, Tinay, Regel, Misaki, Faith, Criszel and Jenica.

Hello kina Xhie Quiambao Sahagun at sa friends niya sa Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

Pinapabati ni Jill Roldan Maravilla ang buong IV-Cosmetology ng Commonwealth High School.

Hello kina Princess Jamaica Gelido and to her UCC friends Hazel Dominado, Rositaphil Joy Manito, Egie Bagtas, Tropang Census, ccjjarmmz at sa crush niyang si Andrex.

 

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Copyright © ScribblerMia, 2012

 

A rapid string of incessant beeps harassed my ears in the morning.

 

“What the fries,” I hissed.

 

The sound kept ringing.

 

Seriously?

 

I tried to reach the snooze button of my alarm clock without getting up.

 

I hit snooze.

 

The warmth of my bed. My comfy pillows. Who would want to drag me from here and—

 

“Astrid! You sleepyhead!”

 

There you go. Just when I was about to be comfortable and fall back to sleep, my “monster” mom would kill it.

 

I curled back in my bed.

 

“In a count of three, young lady!”

 

I buried my head in my Hello Kitty pillow.

 

“I’m not joking. One!”

 

“I want to sleep. I want to sleep. I want to sleep.” I chanted in a muffled manner.

 

“Two!”

 

Hay naku! “Fine! I’m up, okay? Stop that counting,” I shouted back.

 

I hate mornings. No, I detest mornings to the Pluto and back.

 

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Pabagsak kong sinarado ang pintuan ng kotse ni KJ at nakasimangot na umupo sa passenger seat.

 

“Hey. Aren’t we a bit cranky here?” Natatawang sabi ni KJ.

 

I crossed my arms. “Just drive,” I demanded.

 

KJ smirked. “Whatever you say, my lady.” He started the engine.

 

“Your British accent sucks. Big time,” I snorted.

 

“Well at least, I’m not some grouchy old maid in the morning,” he retorted, smiling playfully.

 

“Jerk.” I mumbled.

 

He chuckled. At dahil sa tawang iyon, hindi ko napigilan mahawa sa kanya. Hay naku ka, Karly boy.

 

After a few minutes, I looked at him. Seryoso siyang nagmamaneho, tila may malalim na iniisip. I already have a hunch.

 

“How’s it going?” I asked him.

 

Saglit siyang tumingin sa akin. He looked serious. “Kakausapin nila kami next week on Wednesday.”

 

“Sino nga pala ang nagiimbestiga ng kaso niyo?” Alam kong nag-aalala siya. Wala naman akong magawa kung hindi ang gayahin siya--maghintay. Pero nalulungkot ako kapag nakikita ko siyang ganyan. Hindi man niya aminin, alam kong problemadong-problemado siya at kinakabahan. Halata naman, e. Pero pinipilit pa rin niyang takpan. KJ talaga.

 

“OSA daw muna tapos dadaan pa sa kung saan-saan," he answered, looking bored.

 

I nodded. "Aja." I grinned.

 

Saglit siyang sumulyap sa akin at ngumiti, "Aja, misis."

 

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“Sige, sige. Papasama na lang ako sa inutil kong boyfriend. Sana available siya.” I sighed before pressing the end call button.

 

Kakatapos lang ng klase ko. Kaya heto ako ngayon, nakaupo sa isa sa mga steps ng Humanities Building.

 

I texted KJ.

 

To: The Almighty KJ

‘Di makakasabay sina Philip, e. Wala akong kasabay mag-lunch. Free ka ba? Sabay tayo sa caf?

 

Wala pang isang minuto ay tumunog na agad ang cellphone ko.

 

From: The Almighty KJ

K

 

Wow lang. Ang haba ng sinabi niya. Sana man lang binuo na niya. O-K-A-Y. Para kahit paano, e, umabot ng four characters. Kaloka.

 

Hay naku. ‘Yong ang haba-haba ng sinabi mo tapos “K” lang ang reply? Tangina this.

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