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Romancing The Ice Prince

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Chapter 2.

Ang Ulan.

Manila, Philippines

I was about to lit a cigarette when I felt arms suddenly wrapped around me. I can feel her warm skin. I wasn't wearing anything but a towel wrapped around my waist. Nasa terrace ako ng penthouse ng hotel. Nakatingin ako sa ulap. I used to admire them. But after everything, nothing seems to be wonderful to me anymore.

"Babe, let's go back to bed." she said, seductively. Habang hinihimas ng kanang kamay niya ang dibdib ko. Hindi ako nagsalita. I gave her my four hours, that was already enough.

Biglang tumunog ang cellphone ko na nakapatong sa may table na katabi ko. I grabbed it. But before I answered it, I turned to the blonde. What was her name? Nataly? Natalia. I almost snorted. I don't care, anyway.

"Get your things and leave." I ordered, coldly.

Napabitaw siya sa akin. She wasn't wearing anything. "W-what?" she asked, as if hindi niya narinig ang sinabi ko. I smirked. She knows the rule. Everyone knows the rule. My rule.

Tinignan ko siya mula ulo hanggang paa. "You should know that I hate repeating what i've just said. Leave. Before I call someone to escort you out." Tumalikod ako sa kanya.

"You-you're a cold-hearted jerk!" she shouted and I guess, left. I snorted. I've heard worse.

I answered the call. It was Antonio. "What?" I snapped.

He chuckled. "Calm down, dude. What did the girl call you this time? Wait, wait. I'll guess. Was it heartless jerk? or was it cold-hearted ass?" Then he laughed.

"Shut up. What is it?"

"Okay. Okay. Come over my office, it's about the new project."

After he said that, I hang up without saying anything. I grabbed the lighter and tried to lit my cigarette. I tried and tried but failed. Ayaw sumindi. Frustrated, I threw it away.

Pumasok ako sa loob ng kwarto and walked towards the shower. Nang maramdaman ko ang malamig na tubig na dumadaloy sa katawan ko ay napakalma ako. This is who I am today. Heartless. Jerk. Ass. Cold. Call me anything. I don't care. Nakalimutan ko nang maging masaya. Nakalimutan ko na ang mga magagandang bagay sa mundo.

I built a wall around my heart. Protecting it from everyone. From being hurt. I've already had enough.

After ilang minutes, nasa aiport na ako--kung nasaan ang office ni Antonio. I owned it.

Pagkalabas ko ng kotse ay nakita kong nagmamadaling nagpilahan ang mga empleyado. They bow down to me. My face remained expressionless. Dirediretso lang ako. I didn't ask them to do that but they do it anyways. Lahat ng madaanan kong empleyado ay hihinto at yuyuko sa akin.

Dumiretso ako sa office ni Antonio. Sa airport nakabase si Antonio because dito siya naka-linya. Ako naman ay sa mismong company ng MA Group of Companies or The MA Empire. Malapit lang din iyon dito sa airport. Besides being a pilot, I am also a business tycoon.

I raised a brow nang hindi ko naabutan ang sekretarya ni Antonio sa puwesto nito. Kapag pumupunta ako doon ay karaniwang hindi magkandaugaga sa gagawin niya dahil nakita ako.

Usually kasi kailangan pang iinform na may papasok sa office. Minsan kasi may "milagro" sa loob.

Hindi na ako kumatok. Nagulat na lang ako nang makita kong naghahalikan ang secretary niya at si Antonio. Naramdaman ata nila ang presensiya ko at lumingon sila sa akin.

I heard her secretary gasped. Then inayos niya ang sarili niya. She bow down to me bago namumulang umalis.

Tinaasan ko ng kilay si Antonio na inaayos ang necktie and smirked.

"You're unbelievable, Antonio. Even your secretary?" I asked with a poker face.

"Shut up, man."

"Seriously, wala na bang pumapatol sayo?"

"Shut up!"

"Okay, let's start."

Pumormal na siya. We have this kind of understanding na 'pag dating sa business ay seryosohan na.

Tinawag niya ang sekretarya niya gamit ang intercom. Bumukas ang pinto at inilitaw ito at napansin kong hindi siya makatingin sa akin ng diretso. Napailing na lang ako. Inilapag nito ang isang envelope sa harap ko.

"What's that?" I asked Antonio before picking it up.

"Ayan 'yung file ng architectural and engineering firm uncle ko. His employees are one of the best in the world"

Pinasadahan ko ng tingin. Tumingin ako uli sa kanya. "And...?"

"D'yan tayo kukuha ng gagawa and magdedesign para sa gaawing airport sa Cebu. Tutal ayaw mo sa firms dito and you said na gusto mo ng parang sa States, kumuha ako sa America. I already talked to Uncle. Ipapadala na lang raw niya ang mga tao niya rito."

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Bernardo Velascoas Miguel
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