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Nathan Salem’s POV

 Nag-aantay lang ako sa kanilang tatlo na nasa dressing room. I then have this flashback situation…

“Kanina lang, we accidentally kissed”, sabi ko. While having the thought of it, napahawak nalang  ako sa labi ko.

“I wish I’m the first”, napasmile ako. Bigla namang nagbukas ang pinto sa may gawing female dressing room. Inaabangan ko kung sinong nalabas, si Glydel pala.

“Oh Nate, may inaantay ka?”, tanong niya sa akin.

“Inaantay ko kayo, ang tagal niyo kase sa loob”

“Ah… si Jet lumabas na ba? Asan na si sis?”

“Si bro nasa dressing room pa din. Si Venus nagsusukat”

“Ah… geh antayin nalang natin sila pareho…” tas ayun, tumabi siya sa akin.

SILENCE>>>>

Walang nagsasalita….hanggang sa….

“Nate”, pagsisimula niya.

“Yeah?”

“May itatanong ako sa iyo pero I want a straightforward answer”

“Okay”

“Do you like Venus?”

O_O, “What kind of question is that?” I laughed light.

“It’s a question which is coming from the point of realization”, she replied.

Hindi lang ako sumagot…

“Nate?”

“Yeah?”

“You haven’t answered my question yet”, she reminded me.

“Oh right… I don’t know” yun nalang nasabi ko.

“Answer it with yes or no”, there’s something with her tone.

“I can’t”

“Why?”

“I don’t have any idea why” ano nga ba dapat kong isagot? Do I like Venus? Pero ayoko, ayokong saktan si bro. Don’t I like her, gusto ko siya, that I am sure I think.

“Nate, you can tell me naman. I’m your best friend since we were just kids. You can keep your secrets with me”, she put me at ease just by that.

“I don’t know Glyde; the issue comes on the three of us. Venus, Jet and me. I don’t want Jet to get hurt. But I wan’t Venus, ‘cause I like her ever since the moment I met her” ayun, ngayon ko lang din kase narealize. Tss. Inamin  ko na din.

“What if both of your feelings are mutual?” tanong niya pa din sa akin.

“Even if it goes that way, Jet will still get hurt. Tatatlo na nga lang kayong malapit sa akin, ayoko pa kayong mabawasan”, I’m really lost by the mere thought of it. I’ll be doomed if that happens.

Ngumiti muna siya, “Nate, alam mo namang walang sineseryosong relationship si Jet. What if masaktan lang  si Venus sa kanya, would you stay behind and shut your mouth just because you don’t want to interfere with Jet’s insanity?”

“You know Glyde. There are some things that needed to be sacrificed just for the betterment of all. This world is already resided by too much people of egocentrisms, I don’t want to add with the population”, breathed me.

“For now, you’ll say that Nate” sabi niya. Pagkatapos lumabas na si Venus mula sa fitting room pati na rin si Jet.

“Tara na sa counter, libre ko na lahat”, masaya kong sabi sa kanla.

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