Epilogue

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EPILOGUE

Sometimes what we really wish for comes true. Sabi nga 'Dreams do come true. But I didn't know that it also has it ends.

"You may now kiss the bride." sabi ng pari sa harap nila Ate at Ryan.

Then Ryan kissed Ate Andy. Finally, they did end up together. Nakakaiyak ang eksena nila. It's like a fairy tale. So much for happy endings. But that's definitely not their ending. It's a new beginning for them. Nakakatakot mang isipin na si Ate ay magiging isang Nagger wife and Mom but I know magiging masaya sila. As long as their love will last.

Sana ganyan din ang nangyari samin ni Ice. Pero hindi. He disappeared in front of me. He literally disappear like some particles fading away. My magic was taken away from me.

Maybe he was sent here for me to learn. To learn something I didn't want to believe or something I forgot to believe. Nung araw na nalaman na pinagpupustahan ako, I did stop believing in myself. I stopped believing in love, romance, faith, destiny and thoughts about these cliches. But then again, I was blessed. I was given a chance to see that I do have to believe in this things. That there will always be someone who will love me whether I wished for it or not. And to love myself. To be able to love someone I must love myself first. To be able for me to love and to be love in return.

What happen between me and Ice was magic. Nakakatawang isipin na maniniwala din ako sa kanya hanggang sa huli. I was there. Nandun ako nung unti unti siyang naglaho. I will never forget everything about him.

"Ate, papasa naman po ng bola." sigaw nung bata nung malapit sakin ang bola.

Nandito ang sa park kung san kami palagiang nagdedate. Kung san palagi siyang may surprise. Hindi muna ko dumiretso sa reception nila Ate. Nagpaalam na rin naman ako kaya keri lang.

Buhay na buhay na ang park na ito. Marami ng batang naglalaro. Malalago na rin ang mga puno. At hindi na nilulumot ang fountain ni Cupid. There's really a magic in this park. I don't know what but there's the mystery. That's another story I guess.

"Kamusta naman si Ice?" mukha akong tanga dahil kausap ko na naman si Cupid na walang kamalay malay. 

"Pakisabi, miss na miss ko na siya." I smiled.

"Pakisabi, mahal na mahal ko siya." minsan baliw talaga ko.

Umikot ako sa fountain. Wala gusto ko lang umikot. Haha. Ang laki na kasi ng pinagbago ng park na ito. Maganda na talaga siya, masigla at payapa. Umikot ulit ako ng isa pang beses. Dinadama ko yung hangin at ang tumatalsik na tubig mula sa fountain. Iisipin ng mga tao  na nagdadrama ko. Totoo palang nagdadrama ako.

 "In a good way. I think I like you"

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"I'm not here without you, Liz"

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"Liz, always believe in magic"

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"I love you too so much. And I'm so sorry, Liz. Please stay with me 'til the end"

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"I don't want to forget you"

"You won't, Liz" 

"I love you Ice. Please, don't forget me." 

"I won't" 

"Please believe in mag-- No, please..always believe in Ice Howard"

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Pesteng luha! Nakapikit na nga ko nadaloy pa din siya sa pisngi ko. Hay, Ice Howard, I really miss you so much! Sana naging totoo ka nalang. You're almost real. You're almost my happy ending and my new beginning. Yet we've been played. Naalala ko nung sinabi niyang he became selfish over me. So kung hindi sana siya naging selfish magiging totoong tao siya at panghabangbuhay ko na.

Napaisip ako. Siguro okay na din itong nangyrai. Kung hindi siya nawala, edi forever na rin akong makukulong sa magic niya.  I'll be trap in my own visions of love na hindi naman pala totoo. Ah, basta ayun na yon. But he showed me love at it's highest. He showed me the love that I wanted. And I'm very greatful to him.

Habang nagdadrama ako, naikot pa din ako sa fountan na ito. Baka sakaling bumalik si Ice. Yes, there's still the hope that Ice may come back. I want Ice to come back. At pag bumalik siya, I'll make sure he's real. I'll make sure he' not some magic. I'll make sure his someone I can be with for the rest of my life. Natatawa na lang ako sa sarili kong pagda-drama.

"ARAY!" Oh holy grail. Ang sakit naman nun, tumama ata ako sa pader. Ang tigas kasi ng...

Dumilat ako habang hawak ang noo kong tumama sa kung saan. Naaninag ko ang isang kumikislap na bagay na pamilyar sakin. Ang bagay na ibinigay ko sa kanya. Ang bagay na tanging ibibigay ko sa kanya...

through happiness, through sadness...

That necklace, I gave to him.

Maluluha luha akong tumingala para makita ko kung sino ang nabangga ko. Hindi siya wall. Tao siya.

Is this true? Am I dreaming? Am I daydreaming?

Sinalubong niya ako ng may malaking ngiti sa mukha. That face...

"Do you believe in magic?"

That cool voice.That cool smile

 That guy...whom I defined as LOVE

Ngumiti ako sa tanong niya. Do I believe in magic?

"No, I don't believe in magic...but I do believe in Ice Howard"

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