"Valerie, open the door! We need to talk. Hindi ko hahayaang bastusin mo na lang ang bisita ko nang ganito." Mariin na sabi ni dad mula sa labas ng kwarto ko. He had been knocking on my door for the past few minutes. I told him na hindi ako lalabas nang kwarto hangga't hindi niya pinaaalis ang Axel na iyon! I didn't want to see his stupid face ever again! I couldn't even stand breathing the same air as that asshole.
"I'll talk to her, Jaime." Narinig kong sabi ni Axel. I shut my eyes tightly. Oh my god, no! "Hey, princess, get out of your pillow castle." He said in an annoyingly sweet voice. I knew this week was going to be torture with this guy. "Val, let's talk. I forgive you. I just want us to be friends."
What a prick! Forgive me for what? And he wanted us to be friends? That high functioning sociopath wanted to be a friend of mine? Kaya ba siya pumunta dito para makipagkaibigan sa akin? Well, that's never going to happen. He had absolutely no chance of being my friend.
I marched to the door and opened it. He was standing there with a sneer on his face.
"Friends? " I said sarcastically. "I smell hidden motives. Get away from me!"
"Valerie!" Dad, who was standing next to him, shouted. "Itong si Axel na nga ang nagkukumbaba sa'yo pagkatapos ng ginawa mo sa kanya, ganyan pa ang inaasal mo."
I looked at Axel with my eyes squinted in a glare. Oh, now he was playing the victim card! Ako pa ngayon ang masama? What lies did he say to my dad? Why was he siding with this douche?!
"Look, Val, I forgive you and your friends for playing a prank on me at the club." He said, suddenly acting like a gentle pig! Ah, he already told dad what I did to him. But he didn't tell him what he did to me! Well, I wouldn't want dad to know that I gave him a strip tease anyway. "Gusto ko lang naman na magkasundo na tayo at maging magkaibigan."
Over my dead sexy body! "Sorry, marami na akong friends, eh." I said, sarcastically.
"Valerie, why don't you just give him a chance?" Sabi ni dad. "He came all the way here from Manila para lang makipag-ayos sa iyo."
He was the reason why I left Manila!!!
"You really want me to be friends with this guy, dad?" I looked at him in disbelief. I couldn't believe he didn't know or even sensed what an asshole he was. "He's an arrogant douchebag, a womanizer, a jerk and he has no morals!"
"Oh come on, Val, that's not true at all." He pretended to look hurt. But when dad wasn't looking he smirked evilly at me. It took all my will not to jump on him and strangle him.
"I apologize for my daughter's behavior, Axel. Sometimes I think she was born without a filter of what she should or shouldn't say or do." Dad said, shaking his head dissappointedly at me.
"It's alright." Sabi niya kay dad bago tumingin sa akin. "Will you excuse us for a moment, Jaime? Val and I needs to have a little talk." He said. Before I could do anything, he quickly grabbed me at inilayo niya ako kay dad, dinala niya ako sa dulo nang hallway where he couldn't hear us. Pinilit kong kumawala sa kanya pero parang bakal na nakapulupot sa wrist ko ito.