Saturday, December 24, 2011

Pangarap Chronicles Scene 14: The Confused Predator And His Unwillingly Willing Prey

"Babe, are you listening?"
"Of course, Faye." And that was a lie. Michael didn't really hear what she's saying. He isn't even looking at her and her friends while their blabbering sentences he can't comprehend. Of course, it's not like he want to NOT pay attention to her. I mean, Faye's hot. She also has a nice personality and all. And she has sense. But his mind can't help it but think of a certain girl who's with another man. And he's furious. Frustrated. It even hurt! He doesn't even know why.
"Michael, what's the problem?" He reluctantly face Faye. Frustration is clearly written on her face. He felt guilty.
"Nothing."
"I can tell that you're not listening to us," a friend of hers said.
"Yep. Your mind is wandering somewhere else," naiiling pang sabi ni Faye. "Is it about that girl?"
"Huh? You mean, Mariel?" takang tanong naman niya. Of course, Faye didn't have to know she's right. "She's just an acquaintance."
"But you're clearly not paying attention to me after she and her guy---"
"He's not her guy," he muttered with a low voice before he could stop himself. Ngunit hindi iyon nakaligtas kay Faye.
"See!" She frustratedly put her hands up in the air. "You're even possessive of her! She came and you're suddenly not interested."
"Faye, come on---"
"No, Michael!" He felt slightly irritated that she shouted at him but he controlled himself. "I don't need your explanation. You know what? Just tell that Mariel girl that you want to be with her."
"Faye---"
"Look, Michael, you're hot and you're a good kisser. But I'm not going to be a replacement for some girl!"
He sighed with frustration and with one last look, he left.

Now, he has nowhere to go. He tried to enjoy the facilities the resort has but it's not good enough.
Nasaan na ba si Mariel?
See? Kahit na ilang oras na rin ang nakakaraan mula nang iwan niya sina Faye, heto siya ngayon. Hinahanap pa rin si Mariel.
Damn!
And when he was about to shout with irritation --- more to himself --- he saw her. Smiling so sweet, he wanted to eat her.
Not a nice thought, Michael.
But still, he checked her out. The girl is a 10! And the best part is, nag-iisa ito ngayon.
"Sir!" He couldn't help but smirk when she approched him, running. If only she could stop using that stupid word to address him...
"What's up, sweetheart?"
Nalukot ang mukha nito at napatawa siya. She never fails to make him laugh, really.
"Nasaan yung chick mo?"
"You mean, Faye?"
"Meron pang iba?"
Hindi ba talaga siya affected?
"Hmm, actually, hindi lang siya."
"Sige na sir, ikaw na ang chick magnet!" napailing na sabi nito.
"You don't like it?" sabi naman niya at inakbayan ito. She stiffened but after a while, she relaxed.
"Bakit naman aayaw ako? Eh---" Takang napatingin ito nang ilagay niya ang kamay nito sa baywang niya.
"Go on." Nagpatuloy naman ito, andun nga lang ang nagtatakang expression sa magandang mukha nito.
"A-As I was saying, b-bakit naman ako aayaw eh masaya nga 'yun na marami kang babae." Then, pinanlakihan siya nito ng mata. "Sir Michael, pwede po bang pakibitiwan ang kamay ko."
"Sweetie, if I do that,  tatanggalin mo siya sa baywang ko."
Natigilan ito. Maging siya ay natigilan. Ano nga naman kung gawin nito iyon?
Tumikhim si Mariel.
"Bigo ka na naman ba, sir?" tila nanantiya nitong tanong.
"Why did you say that?!" Wala ba itong bilib sa kanya? Sino ba sa tingin nito ang kaharap nito. He is Michael Miranda, damn it! No girl in his right mind will refuse him. He has it all. Good looks, a big sum of money, prestige. Name it, he has it. What is this girl thinking?
"E kasi po, sir, kung makaasta kayo, parang kailangan ninyo ng fake girl friend." Ano daw? Nakita yata nito ang kalituhan sa mukha niya kaya nagpaliwanag ito. "Ang ibig kong sabihin, sir, tingnan ninyo naman 'yang ginagawa ninyo. 'Yang isang kamay ninyo, nakaakbay sa akin, tapos yung isa namang kamay ninyo nakahawak sa kamay ko para hawakan ang baywang ninyo. Ang intimate kaya. Para tayong...uhm...m-magsyota."
"Okay..."
"Hindi ninyo pa rin gets?"
Hmm..gets niya pero natutuwa pa siyang titigan ang mukha nito. Ang cute-cute ni Mariel habang nagpapaliwanag sa kanya.
Nagpatuloy ito. "Pero siyempre hindi naman tayo magsyota. Pero feeling ko, kaya ninyo pinapakita na parang tayo e dahil may gusto kayong patunayan dun sa hot chick na katukaan ninyo."
Natawa siya. The girl definitely has imagination. "Masyado namang malayo ang naabot ng utak mo."
"Bakit? Huwag mong sabihing hindi totoo." She looked at him, confidence is written on her face.
"Hmm, close but not enough," he said, amused. Well, Faye technically rejected him. But not because she didn't want him but because she noticed that he's not that interested.
"Ay naawa naman ako sa iyong bigla," anito. "Sige na nga, kunwari, magsyota tayo."

And the charade continues. Hinayaan na niya si Mariel na isipin ang gusto nitong isipin. He didn't care as long as he's with him. Good thing, that Neil guy isn't around.
"Nasaan nga pala 'yung kasama mo kanina?" he inquired.
"Si Neil?" Nagkibit-balikat lang ito. "Andiyan lang siguro 'yun sa tabi-tabi."
"Is he someone close to you?" Okay, he is curious. Who wouldn't? Mariel seemed comfortable with him.
"Friends naman kami, sir. Kaibigan siya ni Gabriel."
"You like him?"
Nagkibit-balikat lang ito.
Darn it, sweetheart! It's either yes or no. Don't just shrug your shoulders!
"Bakit ba masyado kang interesado kay Neil?" Bigla itong ngumisi. "Nagpapalit ka ba ng preference?"
"What the heck?!" agad na react niya. Sa dinami-dami ng babae sa mundo, si Mariel ang kahuli-hulihang gusto niyang isipin na isa siyang bisexual. "Sweetheart, you really have an active imagination."
"Masyado ka kasing curious kay Neil."
"Sure ka bang dun sa Neil ako curious?"
She rolled her eyes. "Alangan namang sa akin."
He just smirked.
"Ewan ko sa 'yo, sir."

"Not so fast, sweetheart!" Nagulat na lang si Mariel nang isandal siya nito sa pader na malapit lang sa kanila at ilagay ang mga kamay nito sa tabi ng mga balikat niya. Para tuloy siyang nakakulong dito...sa mga bisig nito.
Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Bawal 'yan, Mariel! Bawal na bawal!
"Ano na namang problema mo, sir?" naiiritang tanong niya.
Shocks! Ang gwapo!
Hindi niya gusto ang feeling niyang kinakabahan siya na parang may paruparo sa sikmura niya sa posisyon nila. Actually, kanina pang ganun ang nararamdaman niya nang makita niya ito.
Sige na. Siya na ang naka-miss dito kahit na ilang oras lang silang hindi nagkita. Nag-enjoy naman siya sa company nina Neil at Junjun. Yun nga lang, hindi niya magawang hindi ito isipin. Siya na! Siya na talaga!
"Huwag kang hot diyan, sweetie." Ngumisi pa talaga ang loko habang inilapit ang mukha nito kay Mariel.
Lord, ano po bang kasalanan ang nagawa ko?
"Sir, a-ang lapit ng mukha ninyo."
"Does it affect you?" Naramdaman niyang nagtayuan ang mga balahibo sa bandang leeg niya nang maramdaman ang hininga nito sa kanyang tainga.
Promise! Nanadya 'tong lalaking 'to! Argh!
"N-Naduduling po ako," agad namang palusot niya.
Maang na napatitig ito sa kanya at makalipas ng mga thirty seconds siguro, tumawa ito nang malakas.
Wala na! May sayad na nga!
"Kung hindi pa kayo tapos tumawa, sir, mauuna na ako," nakasimangot niyang sabi sabay yuko para makatakas sa temporary human prison niya. Pero akala lang niya yun. Dahil muli siyang muli siyang sinandal nito sa pader.

Not so fast, sweetie!
Darn! Why does she have to be so cute and sexy at the same time. Confusion is written all over her lovely face. Can't blame her. He's acting really, really weird even he himself is surprised. His eyes traveled on her face.
He really likes her eyes. It's so expressive, so innocent. And that cute little mole beside her eyebrow. It's just too adorable! He can't resist. He kissed the mole that Mariel gasps!
"Sir---"
"Shhh!"
Napipilan ito nang tingnan siya sa mata upang magprotesta. There must have some intense feeling there. Not surprising. He continued his exploration. He sets his eyes on her nose, her cheeks...shit! Why look so soft! His hands went its way there, bringing some strands of her hair at the back of her ears and caress her cheeks. He felt a bolt of electricity when he did it and Mariel gasps again. She must have felt it, too.
Yumuko ito, nahihiya marahil sa kanya but he didn't let her. He placed his hand on her chin, forcing her to face him. And his eyes focused on her eyes...then on her lips. They were slightly open, unawaringly inviting him. They look luscious, ravishing and innocent...

Toot toot! Toot toot!
Kapwa napatingin sina Mariel at Michael sa pinanggalingan ng tunog. Sa bag ni Mariel. Nanginginig na kinuha niya ang cellphone sa bag.
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Galing sa nanay niya. Kinukumusta lang siya. Kagat-labing nag-reply siya, aware na pinagmamasdan siya ni Michael. Muntik na 'yun! Salamat sa text. Mabait pa rin ang tadhana sa kanya. Saved by the text.
Salamat, nay.
Matapos mag-reply at kahit paano makalma ang sarili, hinarap niya si sir Michael.
"Mauuna na ako sa 'yo, sir."
"Why don't we eat first."
"P-Pagod na po ako," aniyang tiningnan ito para muling yumuko. May nababasa siyang kung ano sa mga mata nito. Must be relief dahil hindi natuloy ang hindi dapat natuloy.
Ouch!
"I won't accept "no," Mariel," anito na iginiya siya sa patungo sa mga restaurants na naroon sa resort.
Relax, Mariel! Relax! Walang mangyayari kung maraming tao. Chill lang! Chill!
"Ate Mariel!"
Ang bait talaga ni Lord sa akin!
Maluwang na napangiti nang makita sina Junjun at ang mga magulang nito. Kasama ng mga ito si Neil.
"Wanna eat with them?"
Tumango siya.
"Let's go, then."

4 comments:

dhian said...
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jak said...

mare!!!kilig!!kaso bitin!!

thanatos_delight said...

been out so long, ngayon ko lang nabasa.. natawa ako sa wanted to eat ha.. grabe na to.. :D

Lhee said...

thanatos---> may pagkamanyak lang LOL