Izeiah's Pov

"Ivan?"

Madaling araw palang pero nagising na ako at mgayon binabagabag ko na si Ivan.

"Yes?" Surprisingly, nagising siya kaagad kahit na bulong lang iyon.

"I'm hungry"

"You wake me up because of that, really?" Sabi niya pero bumangon na siya at naglakad papunta sa akin.

"Do you want to go outside the school?"tanong niya saakin. Mabilis pa sa kidlat akong napatayo at tumango. Ngumiti siya ng konti.

"Put some jacket on."

"Okay. Let me find one. Wait here."

"Nevermind. Wear this" he said and threw a black hoodie to me.

"Thanks."

Dumiretso kami sa parking lot ng school na kay layo naman. Huminto siya sa harap ng isang black na kotse.

"Are we allowed to go out?"

"They won't stop us."

"Are you sure?"

"Not entirely but the possibilities are quite high, don't you think?" Umilaw ang kotse dahil pinindot ni Ivan ang remote nito. Pumasok na ako.

"Where to?"

"Jollibee?"

"Nice."

Binuhay niya ang kotse niya at tumingin saakin.

"Nakalimutan mo ang glasses mo. Isn't hard to see me?"

Natigilan naman ako at tumingin sa mirror. Shit. Nakalimutan ko. Ano na? 

"Do you have any glasses here?"

"I have sun glasses." He handed me black sunglasses.

"I'll borrow this for now for personal reasons. Thank you." Dali dali kong sinuot ang glasses. Kahit walang init dapat hindi ako makilala ng mga CCTV ni ate.

"Okay let's go"

"Hold tight."

"I always do."

Tinahak na niya ang daan palabas ng school pero humarang ang isang guwardiya.

"Hindi kayo pwedeng lumabas."

Lumabas si Ivan sa kotse. Pinanood ko siyang maglakad papunta sa guwardiya, hindi pa ito nakakalapit pero binuksan na niya ang gate at hindi na lumabas pa sa maliit niyang bahay bahayan.

"Let's go?"

Tumango ako.

--

Napakabilis ang takbo nito na lahat ng mga kotse ay nagsisitabian. Narinig ko ang pulis na nasa likod namin.

Tumawa ako. It's always nice to have company.

"They're annoying me." Narinig kong calmadong sabi ni Ivan na nakuha pang magcellphone.

"They're entertaining me. What a beautiful morning."

"If they entertain you that much, I won't call the police station then. Hold on, I'm turning"

Naging race track na ang daan. Mabilis na lumiko ang kotse. Narinig ko ang pagliko din ng mga police cars pero dahil marami sila, nagbabanggaan lang sila dahil sabay sabay silang lumiko.

"You ended it though."

"We're right infront of Jollibee, are you sure you want to go straight to the police station?" I smirked.

"Ofcourse not."

"That's what I thought."

"Ivan, I have a question."

"Hmm?'

"Why are you here with me?"

Lumingon siya saakin at may pagtataka sa mukha niya.

"What do you mean?"

"Ivan, it's 3 in the morning and you haven't had enough sleep yet you agreed to take me to Jollibee. Why?" Bigla siyang ngumiti. Ginulo niya ang buhok ko.

"I don't know." Bumaba ang hawak niya sa pisngi ko.

"And I don't mind. I will take you anywhere at anytime as long as it makes you happy." He said and took a step forward.

"So don't think of anything right now--" He kissed my forehead.

"Thanks, Ivan."

Things will go differently during the journey but the end is still the same, we go home and relieve all the happy memories we had made and wished it would repeat again over and over until you have another adventure to deal with and the cycle will go on until you realize that it's time to end the journey.

"I wonder if I'll ever go to Jollibee with you again at 3am after I finish my purpose." I whispered and smiled. He didn't hear me. But the wind responded still but I don't know what it said.

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