It was a sunny day and we were out in the field for one of our core courses. Kailangan daw kasi naming mag observe sa mga tao dito sa corporate world. Buti nga maayos dito, the last time, sa public market naman kami nag-observe. God, that place was beyond filthy! Kinailangan ko pang magpa body scrub para lang matahimik ang kaluluwa ko sa dami ng germs na kumapit sa akin!
I chose to observe in the coffee shop where some people from the business world hold their meetings. It was pretty normal. Iba kasi magreact 'yung mga tao mula sa elite society. Para bang calculated ang bawat galaw nila. Some were pretentious, bihira ka lang makakakita nung ginagawa talaga 'yung gusto nila. And goodness, some of the teens were so spoiled it made me want to punch them in the face!
Sumandal ako sa upuan ko and continued my observation ng magvibrate ang phone ko. It was Trisha, informing me na nandun si Chance sa café na pinagoobserve-an niya.
I closed my eyes and took three, deep breaths. No, Monique. You've been pushed far too many times already by that bastard. Aba, alagaan mo naman ang pride mo kahit papaano!
Sobrang pagpipigil ang ginawa ko para hindi pumunta dun sa café. Ayoko na, noh. I laid myself bare enough pero antipatiko pa rin siya sa akin. As if naman maiin love ako agad sa kanya e wala pang isang linggo ko siyang kilala. Di ako cheap, noh.
Pero no use din kasi Trisha's updating me thru text like crazy! Kung ano ang inorder ni Chance, ano ang ginagawa, sino ang kausap. She's really, really crazy!
I was taking notes nung pumasok si Nathalia sa café. Damn she's gorgeous! May taste sa babae si Chance, in fairness.
She was walking so confidently, siguro dahil alam niyang she's got it. Sinundan ko siya ng tingin at nagulat ako ng umupo siya sa table kasama si Lourd. What the hell?! Nandito 'yung manyak at hindi ko man lang napansin?!
My mouth fell open nung halikan ni Lourd sa cheek si Nathalia. No, hindi ako malisyosa and I don't put colours in actions pero I swear may iba sa halik ni Lourd! Or baka paranoid lang talaga ako?! Or baka naman kasi manyak talaga si Lourd kaya kahit simpleng halik sa cheek, nabibigyan ko ng malisya? Ugh!
I was observing them from afar ng makita ko si Chance na nakatingin din sa kanila from the window of the café. Damn! Akala ko ba nasa ibang café siya?! Bakit siya nandito?
He was looking at them so intently it was so scary.
Pabalik balik ako ng tingin sa kanila. It was like there was something different. Mayroong kakaiba.
After a few minutes, umalis na si Chance. Damn nakaka curious talaga!
The days passed by and I was busy as hell. Daming school requirements! Naglalakad ako papunta sa Faculty Center ng harangin ako bigla ni Lourd?! Say what?!
"Hey," he said and then winked his filthy eyes at me. "You're Monique, right?"
I nodded and then looked at my wrist watch. Nagmamadali kasi ako, as in! Kailangan kong ipasa on time 'yung paper ko or I'm dead! Ano ba kasi ang kailangan ng Lourd na 'to? As far as I was concerned, hindi kami aware sa existence ng isa't-isa... or at least I was pretending.
He showed me his boyish grin. "Are you busy? I can wait. When's your free time?" he said.
I arched my brow.
He chuckled. "Ang sungit mo naman, Monique. Look, I come in peace. No need to put your guards really up," he said and then showed me his perfect set of white teeth. Tsk. Perfect din ang ngipin ko, noh!
Itinaas ko 'yung papers ko. "Look, sorry but I gotta pass this one."
"Alright. I'll walk you there. Sa FC, right?" he asked. I nodded. Itinaas niya 'yung kamay niya and said, "Lead the way."
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Curiousity killed the cat. Monique knew that yet she didn't limit herself to know more about Chance. But she caught Lourd's curiousity, too and everything turned upside down. With Chance, it was perfect and quiet, but with Lourd, he was willing to b...