FINAL CHAPTER

"The love of the family and admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."

I fucking need a drink. Something that can ease the tension inside me.

Damn! Naalala ko na naman ang dahilan kung bakit kanina pa ako hindi mapalagay. Ang bobo ko talaga para magpadalos-dalos ng desisyon kaya naman ako rin ang naputukan.

Bad move! And here I am, inis na inis sa sarili ko na kulang na lang ay ihampas ang ulo sa pader.

Hindi ko naisip na marumi maglaro ang ibang mga negosyante sa mundong ito. Hindi ko pinag-isipan ang lahat. Ngayon natalo ko ang sa bidding na nangyari upang mapakasakin ang lote na matagal ko ng gusto. Nasira ang binabalak kong itayong bagong branch ng negosyon namin ni JD.

Shit! Hindi ko talaga matanggap na nabigo ako. Natalo ako ni Quiropes. Ginapang nya ang bidding na nangyari kanina. Damn that old man!

"One Balcan 176."  walang pakialam sa paligid na hingi ko sa bartender dito sa bar na pinasukan ko. This is my first time here and I am not even interested to look around and see what this establishment has to offer. All I wanted is to get my self drunk. I won't leave this fcking place until I can't walk straight.

The bartender nodded and started preparing my order.

Napatungo ako at sapo ang noo na ipinikit ang mga mata. If I could only turn back time, I won't allow any one else get that property. It should be mine. Hindi naman pwede na bilhin ko pa ito mula kay Quiropes dahil alam kong hindi naman nya ito ibibigay sakin.

Naramdaman kong may nakatingin sa akin. Kunot noo akong nagtaas ng tingin at napagawi ang tingin ko sa babaeng katabi ko. She immediately flashed me her seductive smile which only irritates me more.

I don't need any company right now, much more from a slutty stranger.

Feeling disgusted, I spoke to her. "Quit staring."  I didn't hide the irritation in my voice. What for? I want her to get the message to leave me alone.

I saw her smiling more widely. "Then take off that handsome face of yours." she reprimanded.

She even have the guts to move closer to me. "Are you alone?" she asked me again.

I looked at her. She is really indeed like one of the low class girls I've encountered. She's wearing a slutty dress that can almost hide nothing when she moves, and a very red lipstick. She also have a smile on her lips that screams 'fuck me now'.

She disgusts the hell out of me. I fish out for my wallet and got some bills for the drink na hindi ko naman nainom. "Yeah. Kaya 'wag kang mang istorbo." doble na ang inis ko na sagot dito. Sinabayan ko na rin ng pag-alis.

I guess I can't have the peace of mind I am looking for in this place to somewhat ease what I am feeling right now. Sa bahay na lang ako magpapakalango sa alak habang iniisip kung saan na naman ba ako hahanap ng magandang lote para sa pina-plano naming expansion ni JD.

Speaking of JD, hindi ko pa pala nasasabi sa kanya ang nangyari kanina. For sure he'll get disappointed as much as I am right now. I should call him now and have some bottle of beers with him so we can talk about our business...

*

I am now here in Caticlan Airport and is about to hop in the waiting car when someone pulled my arm.

"Hey!"

Mabilis akong napalingon sa humila sa braso ko at mukha ng isang babae ang sumalubong sa akin. She's actually smiling at me, "Remember me?" tanong pa nya.

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