April 6, 2012 - Friday
I couldn't sleep. I had this panic attack since evening. I was too anxious, too excited, too conscious on how I looked. Never been sensible before. I have this attitude of mine that doesn't give a shit on people's comments. But the hell it changed for a reason. I spent my night with my besties having drinks and karaoke just to release the tension I was feeling. Went back to Abby's condo around 3 in the morning. Tried so hard to have a rest. But I couldn't. It was nearly 5 a.m. when my eyes surrendered. Woke up when the alarm went off by 7:30 a.m. Abby pushed me out of the bed to get ready. I didn't move, I still want to sleep.
"Why does it have to be so early?" I asked Abby while my eyes were still closed.
"Haha, get ready now. You have to look good today" she teased.
"Oh my God, I don't think I have the energy for today."
"Oh cmon baby girl, today is your big day. Get up now and get your ass ready."
I hurriedly went to the shower and shouted when the cold water ran all over my body.
"Shhiiittt!!!! fuckin cold. Hot water pleaaasse!!!!" I shouted.
"Haha sorry baby girl, no hot water for today. That thing is broken." Abby shouted outside the bathroom.
I was shaking at first but got used to it. I had to be looked good. I thought. After having my cold shower, I was energized a bit. I put on my floral halter back blouse paired with short jeans. I tied my hair in ponytail and paint my face with a very light make-up. I grabbed my backpack and checked if I got all the things I needed. Abby was still busy prepping while I take a look at myself in the mirror. This is it girl. Let's get it on.
Two days before, I was so busy canvassing which hotel we are going to stay. Finally found a newly opened affordable hotel and thought it was a nice place to stay for three days. It was a deluxe room but a bit small. The interior was cozy. Colors of the built-in cabinets, doors, ceiling and curtains blended so well. I liked it. Glad how it looked like and decided to take it. I prepared my itinerary on where to go and what to do. It was a limited plan since it hits Holy Week.
It's been three weeks since I and Jhon were officially on. Our almost a month long distance relationship ran smoothly. We made sure we didn't miss a day without communicating. From hardly we know each other were slowly getting to know each other more. We discussed alot of things. Work, wants, needs and of course the thought of when to meet up again. For all we knew, relationship has physical needs. The need to feel passion between you and your relationship partner. And us, we felt sorry for ourselves that we haven't experienced anything yet right after we're on. But it was never an impediment. We need each other emotionally and spirituality. We never promised to each other but we knew we're both committed.
"Are you ready Abbs?" I was in the living room when I called her up.
"Yes, how about you? Have you checked everything?"
"Yep, all set now. Let's go."
We left the condo by 10 a.m. Hailed a cab going to the airport.
"Are you feeling nervous?" Abby asked me.
"Yeah, since last night." answered her while my eyes were wandering outside.
"Just relax, everything's gonna be okay."
"I hope so. It's been a month since the last time I saw him. Can't imagine this is all happening now."
When we arrived at the airport, I was having a panic attack again. My hands were sweating and I couldn't relax. Abby settled me on one of the benches. She took some photos of me and her while we were seated in the arrival area. When the airport personel announced that Tiger Airways has just arrived, I got trilled. This is it, I told myself. In just a few minutes I will be seeing him again. It was two weeks ago when he called me up in the middle of the night just to inform me that he's coming to Cebu to see me. He'd been planning this ever since. And I never thought it would be so soon. It was a holiday in Singapore and he got two off days so he'd decided to fly to Cebu.
I was seated across the arrival gate and we could see all the passengers coming out from the hall. My eyes were wandering and hoping I could recognize him right away. When a guy came out wearing a white printed tees and a chino paired with tiger sneakers, and on his sunnies while carrying his backpack, I knew it was him. It was Jhon. My heart started beating fast. I stilled when our eyes finally met. I knew it right then he was all I ever wanted and what I felt from the time I saw him was real. He crossed the road and jump off from the barrier. I wanted to run to him but he already catched me. He wrapped his arms around my waist and lifted me. I entwined my legs to his body and wrapped my arms around his neck. We didn't care if anybody were watching us. We gazed into each other's eyes and his mouth was on mine in an instant, kissing me deeply with fervor and need. It was the kiss I had thought about so many times, but it was better than I imagined.
We paused and started laughing then hugged each others so tight.
"I missed you so bad." I told him while I ran my fingers through his hair.
"I missed you too baby so so so badly." he said while he kissed me again.
From the first time we laid eyes on each other, WE KNEW IT. TIME, DISTANCE, NOTHING COULD SEPARATE US BECAUSE WE KNEW. IT WAS RIGHT. IT WAS REAL.
- the end
Thank you so much for reading. Our story didn't end there yet. We still have a lot of things to share with. Will think about of writing the next chapter on what happened to us after our first meet up as a couple. Thank you.
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