"Wait. Huwga niyong sabihin meron ng nakapasok sa lugar na iyon?"
"Red Alert, Mare. Mamamatay ang isang tao dahil ka Choco"
"Ay, punyeta naman oh. Iyon lang naman. Kala mo naman kung magtsutsunami na. Ngayon ka lang magalala na merong mamamatay na studiyante."
"Anong 'iyon lang naman' Bes. Ang kaisaisang Robinson lang naman ang papatayin ni Choco."
"PUTANGINA! SINO ANG MATINONG MAGLALAGAY NG LAGUSAN PAPUNTA KAY CHOCO. NASAAN NA ANG ITAK KO NG MACHOP CHOP KO ANG ASONG IYON!"
Biglang nagbukas ang pintuan.
"Ano ba ang pinagkakaguluhan niyo?"
"Sir, maa-asasinate lang naman tayo ng mga Robinson." Calmadong sabi ng isa sa mga staff.
"Yung babaeng Robinson po ay napadpad sa tahanan ni Choco."
"WAT DA PAK!!...MGA REBELDE, TAYO'Y GUMAWA NG PARAAN NG HINDI TAYO MAMATAY SA MGA KAMAY NG MGA BRUTAL NA MGA ROBINSONS." sabi ng Headmaster.
"Sir, hindi po ito ang panahon para magloko. Nakasalalay po ang aming buhay dito."
"Huwag kang magalala. Kung isa man sa inyo ang mamamatay. Ipapakain ko ang mga buto niyo kay Choco, kung hindi naman kayo gaano malasag, meron kaming daga."
Lalabas na sana ang headmaster ng merong ulit sinabi ang isa sa mga staff na babae.
"Sir, seryoso po kami Sir"
"The line of the Tria Fyli are not something to be taken lightly for. If they want to play with fire, they will shut the fire off. So don't even dare underestimate us."sabi ng Headmaster. Tapos lumabas na at ibinalibag ang pintuan para may great effects.
"Ganda nang speech ni Sir, ah. #Inspired"
I did not won, unfortunately.
I was having an eye contest with a wolf-like dog that is almost as tall as me. I can't help it, he was staring at me like I'm such a dissapointment in life.
"I see. Your happy that I lost, don't you?"
Tumango tango naman ang aso at ngumiti.
He's definitely mocking me. Stupid wolf. -_-
Why is it even here? Who's stupid enough to put a wolf behind the waterfalls? At least it didn't go bunkers seeing that he's all alone.
He barked at me and asked for a staring contest again with his eyes but I refused to be defeated again twice as I'm that mature.
He sat infront of me and wait for me to join his game.
Umiling ako sa lobong ito at napangite dahil kita kong naiirita na siya.
Its been official..
I have made a love-hate-mock relationship with the Alpha.
Now it sounds like a werewolf story.
I turned my back but I suddenly sense that he's going to attack me.
"Where's your pack?" I asked.
"Woof. Woof. Grrr. Woof"
"But wouldn't be so amazing if I can actually talk your language?"
Itinaas niya ang kilay niya, wait, meron bang kilay ang mga lobo?
"Say.... how are you almost as tall as me? Did you drink milk? Lots of vegetables? Fruits? Or chocolates" he barked at the last one. I knew it. Chocolates are the road to tallness.
"Na-ka-ka-in-tin-di ka ba ng Ta-ga-log." I said. Emphasizing each syllable.
He kept his raised eyebrow. Foreigner tong lobong to ah.
He lied down on his arms and it seems that he's really eager to play his game with me.
"Goodness Izeiah, play with the poor dog" someone walked in on us and interrupted the growing tension betweent the dog and me.
"He's being mean." I said and moved far away from the dog.
"Choco won't hurt you." He kneeled one knee and pet the dog, the dog wagged his tail and averted his gaze to him.
"Right, Choco?" He shook his body and schooched in a little closer to him.
"Anyways, why are you here?" I asked as I moved a little, sinking both my feet deeper to the water.
"You're avoiding me." Liningon ko siya.
"I am." I stood up and shake my feet a little to let all the droplets drop.
"Are you mad about the engagement?" Kumunot ang noo ko. Why would I? I have no rights.
"I'm not. I'm simply avoiding things I have to." I stumbled a bit but I regained my posture. I felt my wounds stretching out open. Oh god. It hurts so much. I stopped moving.
"Clarisse is a really good pick." I said as I put on my sandals. Napaupo ako dahil sa masakit na talaga ang likod ko. I really hate that old hag. I swear I will turn her life upside down once I'm done putting up with all her shit.
"Ouch!" Mabilis na nakapunta sa gilid ko si Ivan para tulungan ako. Hinawakan ko ang kamay niya at unti unting tumayo. My back!😭 It stings so much I could cry blood right now.
"Careful." He whispers. Naramdaman ko ang kamay niya sa likod ko, gently guiding it.
"Thank you." I asked and remained still. He was still behind me, with his arm wrapped around my shoulder now then he handed me something.
An Antares keychain. It was made of some kind of gemstone. It was really pretty and shiny. It has the color of pinkish-orange but when turned to an angle it looks red.
"It's made of padparadscha sapphire." He said. Napatingin ako sakanya. I can't possibly take it. It doesn't seem appropriate to receive gifts from someone who have a fiance. I atleast have that decency.
"No, you should give it to Clarisse. It's not reasonable to give it to me." I said as I thrust the keychain back to his hands.
"Are you refusing me?" He said sternly and rose his eyebrow. Ngumuso ako.
"I'm trying to be appropriate here."
"And I'm giving it to you so try to be a sweetheart and accept it. You wouldn't want to miss what'll do at night" Napatingin ako sakanya and my eyes sparkle.
"It glows in the dark?" Ngumiti siya at tumango.
"Oh god. Really?" He laughed and pulled me closer so that he could whisper something to me.
"Does that mean I get a kiss?" Napatigil ako sa sinabi niya. He always takes all the chance he could get just to take advantage of me.
"No but----" My voice trailed off as I tried to think of a way to repay him.
"But?" His eyebrows rose.
"Let's have a picnic!" Bumaba ang kilay niya at nagtatakang lumingon saakin.
"Is that like another code for a date?" He smirked.
"Hahaha. No. It's a simple picnic." I said as I put the antares keychain in my pocket.
"I'll be waiting for that." And before I left he kissed my forehead.
I am too.