PERV’S POV

 

 

Nung nasa loob na kami ng building, hawak-hawak ko agad ang kamay ni hon. Others pay curtsy nung makI’ita si dad. Kilala siya dito pati si mom. Nagsmile yung ibang staff and then naggreet ng magandang araw. Ganto pala ang buhay ni dad dati. I’m sure, kung hindi lang ako naglayas, ganto din sana ang magiging order ng buhay ko.

Others look at me and hon inquisitively, I’m sure they’re wondering who we are. But I don’t give a fig kahit tumigil na yung iba sa paglalakad kakatingin sa amin. I look at hon, she’s getting conscious kase alam niyang pinagtitinginan din siya ng mga tao. Diniinan ko ang paghawak ko sa kamay niya kaya naman, napalingon siya sa akin. I smiled at her and she managed to smile wryly.

Later, may lumapit kela dad, hindi ko narecognize kong sino pero pamilyar sa akin ang mukha niya. She’s an old woman, though she acts nothing like it. sexy kase pa din manamit and then, she’s really charming.

“Groderick, what a pleasant surprise! When did you get here? The Chairman will be pleased to see you all”, sabi niya sabay hug kay dad tas pagkatapos kay mom naman.

“Kate, you haven’t changed a bit, still blooming”, sabi niya sabay beso beso kay mom. Pinagtitinginan na kami ng lahat ng tao.

Yung iba nagsmile nung marinig nila na anak pala si dad ni chairman nitong kompanya. Kinakausap ang katabi nila ang I can see that they’re overwhelmed to finally meet or just see dad.

Dad smiles at the old woman. Pagkatapos nun, agad siyang lumingon sa akin, “Just bringing the grandson he’s been dying to meet in ages”, sabi ni dad sabay lingon ulet dun sa old woman.

The old woman opens her mouth then closes it, again she opened her mouth for the last time and closes it while blinking. She’s contemplating at me, then later then; she moves several steps in front of me. She manages to smile.

“Is this Pervince?” she asks and I’m not sure if it’s me whom she’s asking or dad but then, lumingon siya kay dad na nakangiti din nods his head.

 The old woman smiles and then hugs me. Nagulat naman ako sa kanya, ni hindi ko nga kilala tas yakapin ka nigla bigla? Mabilis lang naman ang pagkakayakap niya, all the personnel and staffs of the building are staring at us.

“It’s good to finally meet you, Pervince”, sabi niya and she kisses my cheek. I looked at dad and give him a who-is-this-woman-harassing-me? Look and by the time he answers my unspoken query, tinanggal na nung babae ang pagkakayakap niya sa akin.

Dad clears his throat before he continues to speak.

 “Son, this is your aunt Samantha Spaire, wife of your uncle Alexander Joax Thron”, pagpapakilala ni dad dun sa babae sa harap ko. Nd when I came back with my senses. I smiled at her jumpily and then reach out my hand para makipaghandshake sa kanya.

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