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"Wh-what d-did you say?" KJ asked, eyebrows raised. Nanlalaki ang mga mata nito. Napahawak ito sa manibela ng wala sa oras at napaharap sa akin ng biglaan. Halos malaglag pa rin ang panga nito. To say that he was flabbergasted was an understatement.

I avoided his gaze. I swear, I could feel my face turned red. What the fudge did I say? 

You just confessed, idiot, a small voice in my head said.

Omaygad. Omaygad. Omaygad.

I can't take it back now, can I? Oh dear God. 

I swallowed hard, but a small shocked sound still managed to escape. I felt as though I'd taken a punch to the solar plexus.

"Will you say it again?" He almost said those words in a whisper.

I looked at him. His eyes were full of emotions that I couldn't interpret.

"It's your fault. You're deaf," I said, my mind whirling as I struggled with my conflicting emotions. I switched my gaze to the car window. Gosh.

Hinawakan niya ang mukha ko at iniharap ulit sa kanya.

"Please." His eyes were pleading.

Now, how can I say no to that look?

"I...I...s-said I...I..."

Mukhang naghihintay pa rin si KJ ng sasabihin ko.

"I...I...said..."

"Yes?" I swear I could see a smile forming on his lips. This freak!

"I said you're ugly!"

Bigla itong tumawa ng sobrang lakas. Halos mabingi ako kasi sarado pa naman ang kotse.

"You just told me you love me!" He shouted! Pumapalakpak pa ito. He looked so...so happy.

"Narinig mo naman pala e. Tinatanong mo pa," bulong ko.

"Come on. Say it again."

"No."

"Oh, please."

"No."

"Say it again."

"No."