Karina

She dreamt of a very serene and beautiful dream. Ethan were caressing her face while she was laying beside him. His finger traced her lips lightly, so light like petal of a flower. It felt so good, she couldn’t help but rewarded him with a smile.

            “I love you Karina.”

She wanted to say how much she loved him too but his finger was replaced by a warm and soft lips of his. So instead, she returned his kiss.

It saddened her when he ended their kiss, Then suddenly he was gone. She saw only his back and he was walking away. She called his name but she couldn’t find her voice.

Emptiness filled her heart.

“Love, wake up.” She heard a voice, Ethan’s voice.

She obliged, opened her eyes and saw Ethan’s smiling face. They were laying on their sides while they’re facing each other.

“You were calling my name Love. Were you dreaming of me?” He asked her teasingly.

She closed her eyes and recited a prayer on her mind. Grateful, it was just a dream and she’d do everything to prevent it from becoming a reality. She’d never allow him to walk away from her life.

“Really I am?” She wouldn’t spoil their morning by telling him of her dream.

            “You don’t remember?” Ethan whispered before he pulled her closer.

            “U-um.” She nodded smiling. “But I remembered last night.”

            “Good.” His teasing eyes were locked on hers. “I hope you liked it.”

            “Sobra!” She giggled and touched his face. “Although, I think I didn’t get much sleep. Inaantok pa ako Ethan.”

            “Did I heard it right? Nagrereklamo ka ba Love?” Ethan hand started to caress her arm. “What do you prefer? Matulog or…” He whispered to her ear the other choice.

            Namula ang mga pisngi at nag-init ang pakiramdam niya ng marinig ang sinabi nito. Sinabayan iyon ng pag-haplos nito sa gilid niya pababa sa balakang niya. Hinawakan niya nag kamay nito para pigilan iyon.

            “Ethan gusto kong matulog pa uli.” She lied.

            His whisper and touch were enough for her senses to be awaken.

             “Okay sige matulog ka na muna.” He kissed her forehead. “Babantayan kita habang natutulog ka, baka managinip ka na naman eh.”

            She closed her eyes when he kissed her. A simple kiss but meant a lot. “Huwag mo na akong bantayan. Matulog ka na lang din muna.” She suggested and snuggled on his chest.

            “Ayoko, baka magising na naman ako tapos wala ka sa tabi ko.” Sadness flashed in his eyes.

            “Saan naman ako pupunta aber?” She asked.

            “Ewan ko.” He hugged her tight.

            They were still naked under the sheets and ‘though the room was cold, they’ve felt the spark of heat ignited when their bodies touched.

            “Hindi na po mauulit na aalis ako ng walang paalam.” Sabi niya rito at gumanti siya ng mahigpit na yakap rito. Bahagya siyang bumaba kaya nakalapat ang mukha niya sa dibdib nito. “Kasi ako na ang mahal mo diba?”

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