Karina

When she entered the guest room she closed the door loudly. Frustrated and jealous, she kicked the mattress several times thinking it was Ethan's shin. If she stayed for even just another minute, his blood will be all over the floor.

How she wanted to murder him!

But at the same time she wanted to pull out her hair and slammed her head in the wall. Maybe then she would realize how amazingly stupid she was.

Ever since it was crystal clear that Ethan adored and loved her sister. It was like a song from a pirated CD that played over and over on her mind. She should have accepted it by now.

Hindi na siya dapat nasasaktan, hindi na siya dapat nalulungkot at hindi na siya naaapektuhan.

Dapat okay na siya. Pero bakit hindi pa rin?

Sadya lang ba talagang matigas ang ulo niya at napakalambot ng puso niya pagdating kay Ethan?

Kanina willing pa siyang lunukin ang pride at alukin ito na magsama sila para lang hindi mag-pull out ng investment si Don Eduardo, tapos malalaman niya na akala na naman nito ang babaeng nasa cover ay si Katrina.

Bakit dahil ang ganda niya sa cover kaya naisip nito na si Katrina iyon?

Damn him!

She and Katrina looked exactly the same but why he only noticed was her sister?

Pagod na siya.

A knocked on the door interrupted her thoughts. She immediately curled in foetus position and pretended asleep. The door opened and she heard footsteps coming towards her. She felt someone sat on the bed.

"Kari, I brought you your favorite leche flan and buko salad." Alok ni Katrina sa kanya.

She remained still and ignored her.

"Iwan ko muna rito sa side table ha, kapag ready ka andito lang hinihintay ka." Katrina said.

Naintindihan niya ang gusto nitong sabihin.

"No, gusto kong mapag-isa. Not now Kat, I don't want to talk about it."

Ang tinutukoy nito na naghihintay ay hindi ang dessert kundi ito mismo. It her way of saying that she's there to listen. The problem was she's not in the mood to talk. Sobra-sobra ang insecurity na nararamdaman niya ngayon, baka may masabi lang siya rito na pagsisihan lang niya sa huli.

Its better that she won't talk to her right now.

"Okay. Nasa kabilang kwarto lang ako. Just knock when you need me." Sabi ni Katrina bago ito lumabas ng kwarto.

When Katrina closed the door, napaiyak siya sa lungkot. Wala siyang inililihim sa kapatid, lahat ay sinasabi niya rito. Maliban ngayon, nahihiya siyang aminin rito na ayaw niya itong makita dahil naiinis siya na magkamukha sila at na sobrang nagseselos siya rito.

She woke up when she felt her right arm stinged. Nangalay yata sa pagkakahiga niya. She looked at her wrist watch, alas-dos na pala ng madaling-araw.

Nakatulugan niya ang pag-iyak.

Bumangon siya at nagtuloy sa banyo. Nagtuloy siya sa lababo at naghilamos ng mukha. Napatingin siya sa salamin. Bakas sa mata niya na galing siya sa pag-iyak. Napangiti siya ng mapait.

Everytime she looked at the mirror, nakikita niya ang mukha ng babaeng bumighani sa puso ni Ethan. It's a constant reminder that having the same face was not enough to capture her husband's heart.

Kinuha niya ang facial foam, naglagay sa kamay at sinabon ang mukha. Dahil nakatulog siya, nakalimutan na niyang maghilamos, it was of one of her nightly routine, her simple way of taking care of her skin. Ginagawa niya iyon para palagi siyang maganda. Naalala niya na may isang beses na pinanood siya ni Ethan habang naghihilamos siya.

Sweetest Lie (To be published by PSICOM)Basahin ang storyang ito ng LIBRE!