Chapter Three

"Let me go!" pilit kong hinihila yung kamay ko na hawak ni Lance pero di ko mahila.

paglabas namin sa Restaurant nasa labas na agad yung kotse nya.

"Get in" Lance

"No!"

binuksan nya yung pinto at sya mismo ang nagpasok saken sa loob.

"Damn!"

"wag mong tangkaing lumabas. sinasabi ko sayo!" Nanggigigil na sabi nya pa.

"i hate you!"

sumakay na sya sa driver seat saka mabilis na pinaandar to.

"bat nyo ba pinapakialaman yung buhay ko?! this is my Life!" galit kong sabi. nakakaasar na!

anung karapatan nyang magmando ng buhay ko?! di ko sya kaano ano kaya wala syang karapatan!

"five years is long enough Venice. no more playing games." he said calmly

"Games? very well said Mr.Cervantes. very well said. coming from the guy who married me to be part of his games huh?" i said sarcastically. ako pa ang naglalaro ha!

natahimik sya.

damn!

mas lalo akong naiinis!

"lets annul this stupid marriage. i have nothing to do with this anyway. lets live our life. i will no longer be part of your stupid collection."i said calmly

"No!" he said through his gritted teeth

"why not? alam ko namang marani ka pang playmate na nakareserve. play with them. coz i'm no longer available! i had enough from you. so damn enough. and if you think i'll let you play with my heart again. think again. i already had my fair share of this stupid past and this stupid marriage and thats it. coz from now on...

i will never..

let you..

hurt me...

Again."

***

bumaba na ko ng kotse ni Lance saka pumasok sa loob ng bahay. umakyat ako sa kwarto namin saka nilock yung pinto. hinarang ko din yung sofa sa pinto.

napaupo ako bigla sa sofa.

dapat pala di ako pumasok sa kwartong to.

inikot ko yung mata ko yung mata ko sa buong kwarto.

wala pa ring nagbabago. everything is in place. even our wedding picture.

bigla nalang nangilid yung luha ko.

pumikit ako bago pa tumulo to.

i sighed.

that wedding picture shows how happy i am with this marriage before. and that wedding picture also witnessed how..

narinig kong nagclick yung lock. pero dahil nakaharang yung sofa di nila mabuksan.

"open this door Venice."

"never!"

"bubuksan mo yan o sisirain ko to. its your pick"

damn!

nakakainis talaga.

tinanggal ko yung harang saka binuksan yung pinto.

pumasok sya saka sinara ulit yun.

"what do you want now Lance?" i said softly. pagod na rin ako eh. sa lahat ng to pagod na ko.

"let us make this marriage work."he said softly

"No. there's no longer US Lance. this marriage ended five years ago."

"this marriage is not yet over."

"it is for me!"

"bat mo ba gustong tapusin lahat ng to??!"

"talagang sakin mo tinatanong yan ha."

"i'm sorry" Lance

"i am too" i said bitterly.

di sya sumagot.

pumikit ako saka dumilat.

"One year." napatingin bigla si Lance nung nagsalita ako.

"i'm giving you one year to work on this marriage. ALONE. dahil di na ko gagawa ng kahit na ano para sa kasal na to. what i gave five years ago was more than enough. after one year. lets get an annulment."

tumayo na ko saka lumabas ng kwarto.

****

Lance's POV

'Games? very well said Mr.Cervantes. very well said. coming from the guy who married me to be part of his games'

'lets annul this stupid marriage. i have nothing to do with this anyway. lets live our life. i will no longer be part of your stupid collection.'

'why not? alam ko namang marani ka pang playmate na nakareserve. play with them. coz i'm no longer available! i had enough from you. so damn enough. and if you think i'll let you play with my heart again. think again. i already had my fair share of this stupid past and this stupid marriage and thats it. coz from now on. i will never let you hurt me Again.'

'No. there's no longer US Lance. this marriage ended five years ago.'

'this marriage is not yet over.'

'it is for me!'

'bat mo ba gustong tapusin lahat ng to?'

'talagang sakin mo tinatanong yan ha.'

'i'm giving you one year to work on this marriage. ALONE. dahil di na ko gagawa ng kahit na ano para sa kasal na to. what i gave five years ago was more than enough. after one year. lets get an annulment.'

paulit ulit na nagrereplay sa utak ko lahat ng pinag usapan namin.

damn!

binagsak ko yung katawan ko sa kama.

may karapatan naman talagang magalit si Venice.

she's right when she said what she gave five years ago was more than enough.

yeah she did her best..

but i gave my best too.

and its too late when i realized i shoved her away. she's gone when i found out what happened.

i let her cool down and think. i waited five years.

but five years is enough.

pag dinagdagan ko pa ng isang taon to. somebody might steal her away from me.

like Andrew Madrid.

napakuyom ang kamay ko.

Andrew Madrid is my wife's suitor.

when she left for NY years ago. she never said anything about this marriage. only the family members and closest friends knows about this marriage coz she wants a sacred wedding.

she became the Queen of the Runway. but she never used Fortalejo. not even Cervantes as her surname. nor did she used any of our money and connection.

pumayag ako sa suggestion ni Lolo na sabihin sa mundo ang tungkol sa kasal namin dahil na rin sa Steven na yun.

he became my wife's constant companion.

at natatakot ako na maagaw sya saken ng tuluyan.

another reason is her topless billboard.

damn.

muntik ko na syang sugurin sa New York nung nakita ko yun sa magazine. meron rin sa Edsa yun.

thats when i realized that maybe its about time we drag her home and work on this marriage.

i smiled.

this would be my chance.

chance to bring this marriage back.

to what it was before..

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