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Sabay kaming dumating ni Rivero sa condo pero walang nagsalita samin. Ang gulo naman. Akala ko babalik siya? Ba't ngayon mukha kaming tanga dito? Sabay sa elevator pero di nag papansinan.

Hanggang sa umabot nalang ako infront of my condo wala padin. No choice, I went in nalang.

It's still early and I just decided to study. I hate it when Rivero keeps me guessing plus he's making me want to ask about his life.

I tried to occupy my mind with all these medical terms.

DNR - Do not resuscitate
VS - Vital Signs
TPR - Temeperature, Pulse & Respiratory Rate
KVO - Keep Vein Open
KSS - Keep Set Sterile
Q4 - Every 4 hours

But kahit anong occupy, hindi talaga. I gave up. I grabbed my phone and stared at his name. I want to talk.

Me:

Are you shitting on me?

Rivero:

Wdym?

Me:

I thought you want to be friends? Ano ginagawa mo? You're confusing me.

Rivero:

I'm outside your unit. Open the door.

I let him in. Dumiretso siya sa living room and I just followed him. Naupo na ito and I did too. Nagkatinginan lang kami. No one stopped from staring at each other.

Minutes passed,

"What do you want?" I finally said it.

"You."

I don't know how to react cause he really is straight forward.

"Ikaw? What do you want?" He asked resting his arms sa sofa. Truth be told, I am liking this view. But I don't want to spoil it so instead of letting him see that I was enjoying, I looked away.

I was thinking about the right words. What do I want? I want to know him. I want to know the depths of him. But it seems like there are no words going out from my mouth.

"What am I doing to you?" tanong niya ulit.

I bit my lip and slowly answered him. "I hate it when you do things and I don't know the slightest thing about what you're doing."

"I told you ask me when you're interested. Are you, now?"

I walked away. Mukhang mapapainom ata ako nito ah kaya kumuha na ako ng dalawang san mig.

"You want?" Tumango lang siya at tumayo din. Dumiretso kami sa balcony. Umiinom lang kami. Walang nagsalita. I just need something to make me brave. I wasn't good with words. I'm not even sure what I really want with him but he makes me think of him everyday.

"I hate how you affect me. I don't like you but I want to know you." He smirked.

"You interested?" Taas baba nyang tanong.

I rolled my eyes. Fuck. Ahhh kainis kapag rinrolyo ko mata ko sex naiisip ko eh. Kainis talaga.

"Fine, oo." Ngumiti itong ng malapad.

"So what do you want to know first?" playful nyang tanong.

"Nevermind. Alis ka na nga."

"Now you're pushing me away." sinapak ko yung braso nya.

"Easy lang naman, mahal ko." What the? Anong mahal?

"Mahal ka dyan. Mahalin mo mukha mo." Tumawa ito ng malakas.

"Ikaw nalang? Di pweds?"

"Stop it."

"You know, I like you." I was caught off guard. Tanga, seryoso?

"Sige last joke mo na yan."

"No, I'm serious. I like you." Ricci uttered.

Ricci Rivero, MD Where stories live. Discover now