Chapter 23

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Clare's POV

I don't know how to feel this. God, ano na naman pong pagsubok ito? Who is that guy talking to Ate Dane?

Who are you?

Huminga ako ng malalim at pumikit ng mariin. Hindi ko ipinahalata na balisa ako sa harap ni Asumi dahil alam kong magtatanong at magtatanong siya.

"What's your order, Tine?"

"A-ah, kung ano nalang yung order mo, g-ganon na rin sa akin." I said. She nodded and giggled slightly.

She genuinely gestured her staff to come to the room through the small clear glass and took us an order.

"Yeah, that's it. That's it." she muttered and made the staff leave off the room.

Inilapat niya ang tingin sa akin. She smiled in a creepy way. "So..." she uttered.

"So?" I said.

"Did you stumbled across with....uh...Dane?" aniya.

I nodded. "Yes, she's with someone." sagot ko sa kaniya.

"Uhm...your husband?" she mumbled.

Nanlaki ang aking mga mata at ipinokus ang atensyon ko sa kanya. "How did you know?" I asked.

"Ofc, duh. I'm your friend, and I'll always be...updated with your life..."

"But...why is your husband with...uh...Dane?" she asked.

I groaned, "They're together." I said.

Nagtaas siya ng kilay. "What? How about you? Nangaliwa siya?!" she hystercally shouted.

"Let's say its like that. But don't blame only him, may kasalanan din ako." mapait na sabi ko saka ngumiti ng tipid.

"But...are you sure, sa kanya iyong dinadala ni Dane ngayon?" she said curiously. Oo naman, bakit hindi? He he.

Nagtataka ko siyang tinignan. "Bakit? May nalalaman ka ba ngayon, Asumi?" I said.

She shook her head immediately and put her attention on the food coming from outside.

I thanked her staff and we shared our meal quietly. Kahit na magkaibigan pa kami for ilang years, hindi ko pa rin maiwasang mailang dahil tingin siya ng tingin sa akin habang kumakain kami.

Ilang sandali lang din ang lumipas, bumalik din ang ingay sa loob ng malaking kwarto. "When will you go back to California, Tine?" pagbasag niya ng katahimikan.

I swallowed my food and answered her. "Maybe next next week? Appa is in the hospital like what my Eomma said last time and I could say that his health is not good right now." I said.

"So...your brother will go too?" she pouted.

Tumawa ako ng mahina. "He can't, he said he has a lot of things to do...nagkaproblema kasi yung last photoshoot niya. He is in a big issue right now with someone and Eomma said that he can't go with me so I'll go with Yaya Elsa." I explained.

Napaawang ang labi niya ang tumango tango.

Muli, bumalik ang nakakabinging katahimikan.

Nang matapos kami kumain ay agad kami dumaretso sa parking, kung saan nakastandby ang kanyang driver. Nagtaxi lang kasi ako papunta dito kaya sasabay ako sa kanya pauwi tutal hindi naman out of the way ang naipundar kong apartment.

"Uhmmmm..." Asumi mumbled while we are on our way to take me home.

"What is it?" I said.

"Wala hehe." aniya.

Nagkibit balikat nalang ako saka tumingin sa daan.

"Tine." she firmly said.

Nilingon ko siya saka siya nginitian. "Yesss?" I asked.

"Aysh." bulong niya.

"Ano ba iyon, Asumi? Kanina pa yan ah." I said.

Nag aalangan siyang tumingin sa mata ko. Para siyang kinakain ng konsensya ngayon ngunit hindi ko alam kung bakit.

"God, sasabihin ko na! Gosh!"

"8 months ago, I saw Dane fighting with someone on a bar...and the man is the man she is fighting with kanina sa gilid ng resto ko."

Hindi ko mapigilang hindi mapaawang ang labi at mapatakip ang bibig. So tama ako, kilala nga ni Ate Dane yung lalaki kanina! Pero anong koneksyon?

"And?" I said curiously.

"I think...she was raped by that man."

"What?"

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