He didn't expect that they would be having their dinner here. They'd stop at a restobar and when they entered the place, there were few people who's already waiting inside. He searched for Karina but she's not there and he only saw familiar faces and one angry face.
"Why is he here?" Salubong na tanong ni Jaime kay Mark.
"He's looking for his wife. Akala ko nandito si Karina." Mark answered smirking.
"What's new? He's always looking for his wife." Jaime's sarcastic remark. "Ang alam ko papunta na sila rito sabi Nathan sa akin kanina sa phone." Jaime said to Mark. "And you must be the new girl." Baling nito kay Mary Ann.
Jaime's didn't bother to glance at him and he didn't mind his unwelcoming reception. Hintayin lang niyang dumating si Karina at pagkatapos ay uuwi na rin sila. Inikot niya ang tingin at napansin niya na magkakakilala ang mga taong naroon.
The place was closed for public. He remembered seeing the close sign on the entrance door. Now he understand why Jaime's not happy to see him, the place was obviously rented for his close friends and he's not one of them.
"Don't listen to him, Baby. You're my only girl" Mark's arms encircled Mary's waist. "Naiinggit lang 'yan kasi hanggang ngayon hindi niya matanggap na mas gwapo ako sa kanya."
Naisipan niyang pumunta na lang sa bar kaysa pakinggan ang usapan ng mga ito.
He didn't drink that much but he knew some fine wines. When he scanned the stacks of wine displayed at the wall of the bar counter, he saw some of the finest and most expensive wines in the world. Whoever owned this place must be rich and well travelled.
"May napili ka na ba?" A female voice asked her.
Nilingon niya ang pinanggalingan ng tinig at nagulat siya na makilala kung sino iyon.
"What are you doing here?" He asked.
"I should be the one asking you that question, what are you doing here?" A lady with a beautiful smile asked back. "This was supposed to be a private dinner. Are you a friend of Jaime?"
"No." Mabilis niyang tanggi. "Asawa siya ng kapatid ng wife ko."
"In laws?" Nakangiti pa ring sabi nito. "I saw Karina a couple of times already. Hindi ko alam na may asawa na rin pala siya. Kahit ikaw akala ko noon binata ka, I even thought girlfriend mo ang kasama mo noong isang araw. Sorry what's her name again?"
"Mary Ann, she's also here."
"Talaga? Where's she?" She looked around to searched for Mary Ann.
"She's with Mark, kausap ni Jaime."
"Mark Smith?" Nanalaki ang mga mata nito. "Don't tell me..."
"Yes, they're dating."
"Really now! What a small world!" She uttered smiling. "Wala talagang nakakaligtas na maganda kay Mark."
"Hindi ka rin ba nakaligtas?" Pasimple niyang tanong para malaman kung magiging karibal ba ito ni Mary Ann kay Mark..
"No, I'm off limits. Ex-girlfriend ako ng kaibigan nila Mark at Jaime." She's still smiling and her eyes too. "Kaya don't worry, hindi ko aawayin si Mary."
He chuckled. "Good thing you're invited, may makakausap ako habang hinihintay ko si Karina."
She laughed a little and shrugged her shoulder. "I'm not invited. I blackmailed the owner of the bar para papasukin lang ako. Andito kasi yung ex ko kaya nagpumilit akong makapasok. I tried to shadow him wherever he will go."