They stopped from walking and sat on a bench. I stopped myself from walking as well. I hid behind the tree while secretly watching and listening to them. Panay hikbi lamang ni Daliah ang naririnig ko hanggang sa magsalita ito. Nakakairita!
"H-hindi ko magagawa 'yon, Luther. Hinding hindi."
"Stop crying. You look like a mess."
"How can I stop crying if everyone thinks I did it? Reginy thinks I did it too. Wala akong alam sa nangyari. Nagulat nalang din ako. Luther, I-I'm trying naman e. I am giving my best to change and correct all my mistakes. But why did this suddenly happen? Kung kailan, kung kailan gusto kong bumawi sakanila."
"Sshh. It's alright. Malalaman din natin ang totoo." Panunuyo sakaniya ni Luther. I didn't know he could speak like this. Like he is so kind at hindi masungit.
"N-naniniwala ka ba sa akin?" Daliah asked and wiped her tears. "Hindi rin ba?"
"No. I trust you, Dala. Naniniwala ako sa'yo. I'll help you with this. Hahanapin natin kung sino ang may gawa nito at siya ang pagbabayarin."
He suddenly hugged her and she cried on his shoulders. I decided to go out nang makaramdam ako nang matinding pagka inis. Luther felt my prescence right away. They both stood up and Dala hid herself at Luther's back like she's scared of me or what. I smiled both of them.
"Anong ginagawa mo rito?" Walang emosyon na tanong ni Luther.
"Go home, Ayon." Matigas na sabi niya na nagpakunot ng noo ko. Did he just call me Ayon?
"Don't call me by my second name. You don't have any rights to call me that."
I only want people who are closed to me, that make me feel love and special call me Ayon. Kung pakiramdam ko hindi ako special sa'yo, kung 'di mo naman ako mahal or ka closed, drop the Ayon and call me Ritsumi instead.
"Gabi na. Umuwi ka na. Ihahatid na rin kita kung gusto mo."
"Para ano? Para isampal sa akin na may iba ka na habang kasama natin 'yang antipatikang babae mo?!" Galit na sabi ko.
"I like her." He suddenly said which made my heart broke into pieces. I didn't even ask for that!
"Alam mo naman pala but why are you still acting like that?"
Ano ba dapat ang maramdaman ko? Ang ikilos ko? Matuwa? I congrats sila? Ano ako tanga?
"Do you like her more than me?" I asked because I knew that he liked me.
He made me feel that way. Kaya hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit may iba. Kung bakit may ipinangpalit siya sa akin kung pinaramdam naman niya na ako ang gusto niya.
"Yeah. More than you."
I smiled with his answer. More than me?
"You're liking someone more than me and you dared to chose someone who's pathetic and a loser?!" Galit na sigaw ko. "I didn't know na gan'yan pala kababa ang type mo. You prefer losers than alpha female! Why? What was your basis to like her more than me, Luther?!"
I walked towards him and he was just looking at me plainly.
"Is she better than me?! Fuck, I know I am the best for you, so why?! Sabihin mo!"
"I don't need to explain further more. Pero ito ang gusto kong sabihin sa'yo, kung ano mang kasinungalingan ang sinasabi mo itigil mo na. Inosente si Daliah at wala siyang kinalaman sa nangyari."