AOL Chapter 4

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And we positioned ourselves. Medyo nailing pa ako ‘nung hawakan ko ang kamay at beywang niya. Obvious din that she felt the same.

Take my hand, take a breath.

Pull me close, and take one step.

Keep your eyes, locked on mine.

And let the music could be our guide.

I can see the amusement in her eyes. I know she didn’t expect me to be good at this. Akala siguro niya lampang nerd ako. I’m guiding our every step, me holding her. It seems like we were floating. “Potek marunong ka ngang sumayaw!” I chuckled. Hindi pa rin mawala sa kanya ang pagkabigla.

Won't you promise me

(Now won't you promise me, that you'll never forget)

You'll keep dancing

Where ever we go next.

“May talent din pala ang mga nerd maliban sa pagiging nerd?” Tanong na naman niya. Sapakin ko na kaya to? “FYI, hindi ako nerd. Mukha lang.” Inirapan niya lang ako with disbelief. Babaeng ‘to.

It's like catching lightning, 

The chances of finding someone like you.

It's one in a million, 

The chances of feeling the way we do.

And with every step together, 

We just keep on getting better.

So can I have this dance?

Can I have this dance?

“Bakit ba kasi ayaw mong maniwala?”

Take my hand, 

I'll take the lead, 

And every turn will be safe with me, 

Don't be afraid, 

Afraid to fall, 

You know I'll catch you through it all

“Kasi ang kapal kapal ng salamin mo sa mata. Kasing kapal ng kay Lolo ko.” She’s been straightforward since then.

“Then remove my glasses.” Paghahamon ko sa kanya. She hesitantly removed my glasses while we were still dancing. I closed my eyes kasi medyo blurry masyado. And when I opened them, nakita ko ang mukha niyang medyo natameme, literally and figuratively.

Ohh no mountains too high and no oceans too wide, 

Cause together or not, our dance won't stop.

Let it rain, let it pour.

What we have is worth fighting for.

You know I believe that we were meant to be.

Napatawa ako sa kanya. Ang cute cute niya pala kapag dumbfounded. Ohwait did I just say she’s cute?

“Hoy kumurap ka naman.” Nakangiti ko pa ring sabi sa kanya. Then she blinked few times at mukhang natauhan naman. “A-ah.. Sorry. Saan ka nga pala nat-natutong sumayaw?”Sabi niya nang hindi man lang makatingin ng diretso sa mata ko. Natatawa na talaga ako sa loob ko. Why is she stammering?

“Mom’s a theatre actress and a writer. She taught me how to dance while we’re still young.” This time umiiwas na siya ng tingin sa akin. May dumi ba sa light brown kong mata at hindi siya makatingin ng diretso? “Ah..” She answered, still not looking at me.

“Naggwapuhan ka sa’kin ano?” Hindi naman siya agad nakasagot sa tanong ko. “Kapal! P-punta muna akong kusina.”

She swiftly turned her back to go to the kitchen when she stepped in a paper at nadulas. At dahil hawak ko pa siya we both softly hit the sofa. Now you won’t imagine our position. She’s on top of me, her two hands on my chest. And we’re hitting each other’s sight. I just smirked.

Nagmamadli naman siyang tumayo at hinampas ako ng unan. “Manyak ka!” Me? Manyak? “Teka teka. Ikaw nga ‘tong nakahawak sa dibdib ko tapos ako pa ngayon ang manyak? Ikaw nga ‘yang naggwapuhan sa’kin eh.” I grinned. “Hindi ka lang manyak! Overconfident ka rin ugh!” Natawa nalang talaga ako. Problema ng babaeng ‘to?

“I’ll accept the overconfident title but not the manyak. Okay na ‘yung practice. Polish nalang ang kulang. Samahan mo nalang ako sa Monday before lunch sa ASP Office para makahiram tayo ng costume. Alis na ako. Bye MANYAK!” Binigyan ko lang siya ng ngiting nakakaloko as I bid goodbye. Siya naman, naiwang nanggangalaiti sa inis.

Alpha’s POV

 I knew he would destroy my Saturday. Hindi ko naman talaga nakalimutan na may dance practice kami ngayon. It’s just that I don’t want to be with a four-eyed nobody. Why? I just don’t. At pumunta pa talaga siya sa apartment ko para disturbohin ang aking paglalaba. Gusto kong sabunutan ‘yang si Sam.

And because I was threatened by the letters INC he just told me so I decided to let him in my apartment to practice. Medyo wala pa akong gana kasi nga nerd ang partner ko. Nerd ibig sabihin mahina, lampa, at talentless. Little reasons why they’re being bullied. But I was astounded when we started dancing. I expected him to step in my foot or kailangan ko pang magturo sa kanya ng basic squaring steps but I ended up amused. He was leading every move that I had nothing to do but to follow the groove. Para akong prinsesa na isinasayaw ng isang prince na mukhang frog na may salamin.

“May talent din pala ang mga nerd maliban sa pagiging nerd?” Hindi ko napigilang magtanong. He really is an exception to his clan. “FYI, hindi ako nerd. Mukha lang.” Sus maniwala ako sa’yo. “Bakit ba kasi ayaw mong maniwala?”

“Kasi ang kapal kapal ng salamin mo sa mata. Kasing kapal ng kay Lolo ko.” Eh totoo naman. ‘Yung lolo kong prof dati sa UP ganoon din.

“Then remove my glasses.” Seriously? Mukhang seryoso naman siya kaya tinanggal ko nga.

Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit.

Nakailang mura ata ako sa utak ko. He has the most angelic light brown eyes and the hottest look. And.. and he’s looking at me. The fudge binabawi ko na. He is damn handsome!

“Hoy kumurap ka naman.” Then I came back to my senses. The heck he is smiling at me. Earth, swallow me now! Nagsstammer pa akong kausapin siya. I tried to compose myself pero hindi ko kinaya. Kasi naman titig na titig siya sa’kin. “Naggwapuhan ka sa’kin ano?”

Oo. Ay hindi gaga huwag mong sabihin!

“Kapal! P-punta muna akong kusina.” Pupunta na sana akong kusina ng madulas pa at mapaakap sa katawan niya. Kapag minamalas nga naman. And we were staring with other for about 6 seconds at nang hindi ko na kinaya tumayo na ako’t hinampas siya ng unan. I swear I regretted the day that I dubbed him Four-eyed Nobody.

Inaway ko nalang siya bigla at kunga anu-ano ng pinagsasasabi ko. Ay bahala na. Aaaaa kainis ‘to. But he keeps on teasing me. Sinabihan pa akong manyak? Kapal ne’to talaga.  Muntik ko na siyang mahampas ng unan ulit ng nagtatatakbo palabas. Nakakainis ka talagang Miguel ka!

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