LXI: Stucked

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(A/N: Once in a blue lang ako mag-A/N so please spare me. :”> Acknowledgement to Breathe Again by Sara Bareilles for this chapter. There. May nagbabasa ba nito? Hahaha. Bahala na. Ge.)

JERESAH’S POV

This is the day. *SIGHS*

“Required ba talaga akong sumama, Ma?” I asked my Mom.

She groaned in frustration. “Ano ba, Jeresah? Saan ka nakakita ng libing na wala yung anak ng namatay? You are crazy, young lady!” Pang-ilang tanong ko na ba ‘to? 5? 6? Oh, she’s irritated. Sorry naman.

“Tapos, bakit ba tayo naka-black? Hindi ba pwedeng mag-aquamarine? Hello?! Ang init kaya, tapos magba-black pa!”

“Nakaka-stress ka Jeresah!!!”

“Whaaaaatttttt?” I whined.

Humarap rin siya sa vanity mirror, katulad ko. Natawa na lang si Mama at sinuklay ang buhok ko. “Manang-manang ka sa tatay mong bayani. Haaaay! My life will never be bored.”

I laughed. “That’s what you call genes, motha. Hahahaha.”

SILENCE.

“Uhh… Ma?” I called hesitantly.

“Yes?”

“Ready ka na ba?”

She smiled. “No. But we should be.”

“Ano kayang ginagawa ni Paps sa heaven, noh?”

“Hmmm. Binubulabog si San Pedro.” she laughed.

“No, Ma! More like, nakikipag-sabong gamit yung chicken ni San Pedro!” I laughed also.

SILENCE. AGAIN.

“Are we going to be fine, Mama?” tanong ko sa kanya.

One hour to go, ihahatid na namin si Paps sa libingan niya. Pagkatapos, ano nang mangyayari? Status quo na naman. Simula na naman. Tell me, paano ka magsisimula ulit kung kulang na? NGA NGA. Kahit kailan talaga, hindi ko nagustuhan ang idea ng tabula rasa. It makes me feel empty.

Ngumiti lang sakin si Mama.

Sana nga. Sana nga maging okay ang lahat.

KHESTER’S POV

No one dared to move a muscle. Andito lang kami, at nag-uusap-usap habang hinihintay si Jerz. We’re in this coaster bus na exclusive lang for the friends and family ng family nila Jerz. I am here, Neo, Juvia, and my parents. Andito din yung kapatid ni Neo, na si Lizzie who was so ecstatic to meet Jerz. Anong meron?!

“Eh, Kuya Pat. Why is she taking so long? I wanna meet her na!!!” Lizzie retorted.

“Wag ka ngang feeling toddler, Lizzie. Kainis.” reklamo ng Kuya niya.

“I’m so excited eh! She’s my girl crush you know?!” Lizzie answered back.

“Manahimik ka Lizzie. Tatanggalin ko braces mo, swear.” Natakot naman si Lizzie sa banta ng kuya niya kaya nanahimik siya. Yes! Sa wakas! Katahimikan!

I was about to take a short nap nung biglang nag-vibrate yung phone ko.

From: Juvia

Can we talk after this?

Tumingin ako sa kabilang side ng coaster. Nasa window side and mother niya at siya naman yung nasa aisle side. Nakatingin lang siya sa akin. Just a plain face.

Tumingin ulit ako sa phone ko at may bago na namang message.

From: Juvia

Please?

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