Satisfy your entertainment cravings whenever, wherever!



A nerve-wracking marriage of two old lovers who broke up once few years ago If there will be a reverse button, would they choose to click it

Mom went to my room bago ako matulog. "Is it true? Renzo agreed?" She's still shocked about it but neither of us is happy. Alam ko namang napipilitan lang si Renzo.

"Yes, Mom. Isang buwan lang naman, we made an agreement without Dad knowing."

"That?"

"That I'll file an annulment a month after. I read the contract, ako lang ang may karapatang makipaghiwalay sa aming dalawa so it's up to me. Idadahilan ko na lang kay Dad na hindi na ako masaya kaya gusto ko nang makipaghiwalay. Please don't tell him, okay?"

Mom looked at me like she just heard the dumbest plan on Earth. "You think it's easy to file an annulment?"

I shrugged. "As long as it's possible, then mangyayari 'yon. I'm sure Dad can do something about that."

"You Dad cannot outdo the law."

"Who knows?"

Kinabukasan, I went straight to my office. I have to keep myself busy para hindi ko maiwasang ma-excite sa kasal. Pilit lang yon, walang dapat ikasaya roon. Renzo's going to sign the contract later, saktong sakto because their former clients only gave him 5 days to pay or else he will be sued. It's five in the afternoon nang naisipan ko nang pumunta sa opisina ni Dad at baka sakaling maabutan ko si Renzo. 

Just when I opened the door, I was shocked nang suntukin ni Renzo si Dad! Sa sobrang bilis ng pangyayari ay nagulat na lang ako nang gumanti ng suntok ang aking ama. Damn, he's 55 and freaking strong.

"What are you doing?!" Lumapit ako agad at inilayo si Dad kay Renzo. Nang dumapo ang tingin ko sa kaniya ay halos takbuhan ako ng kaluluwa ko. Galit na galit ang kaniyang mga mata, mabilis ang paghinga at tila isang kalabit mo lang ay magwawala sa galit. Nanatali akong nakahawak sa braso ni Dad habang nakatingin sa kaniya. 

Napaigtad ako ng dinuro niya si Dad. "You're a devil!" He shouted.

"You have no proof. Baka nakalimutan mo nang ako lang ang makakatulong sa'yo?"

Kahit kinakabahan ako ay pinilit kong pumagitna. Tumayo si Renzo habang hawak ang sariling panga at matalim na tinitigan si Dad. He's masculine and toned, alright. But so is my father and a brawl like this will only leave them both equally hurt. 

Masama pa rin ang tingin ni Renzo. He pursed his lips and tilted his head like he's ready to throw another punch if something triggers him. "This is the last time that I'm going to ask you.. did you kill my mother?"

His question sounded like a bomb. I was clueless as the silence filled the room. Renzo's fist is so fucking ready to hit something. 

"R..Renzo, anong sinasabi mo?" 

Ni hindi niya man lang ako tinapunan ng tingin. Nagtagis ang kaniyang panga habang matalim pa rin ang tingin kay Dad. "I read the contract. It was dated 5 days before my mom died, March 25. How did you know that I will need 50 million few days later? Because you caused the fire, didn't you? Ang iMake ang huli naming pag-asa kaya ipinasunog mo!"

My dad smirked and massaged his jaw. "My secretary typed the date wrong."

"Today is April 4. Mali ang pagtipa ng buwan at ng araw?! How incompetent for an executive secretary!"

"Wala akong kinalaman sa pagkamatay ni Ida. I'm innocent."

"You better be! Kung makukulong ako, sisigurduhing kong makukulong ka rin kapag napatunayan kong ikaw nga ang pumatay sa nanay ko!"

Lumapit ako kay Renzo. "Stop it. Hindi kayang gawin ni Dad ang binibintang mo, okay? Stop it. Nauubusan ka na ng oras, you have to sign the contract."

Hinawi niya ang kamay kong nakahawak sa kaniyang braso at saka niya ako tinignan ng masama, nanlilisik. Tila may kung anong bumagsak sa akin. It's the same look he has given me years ago, the look of not wanting to see me again.

I noticed how his shoulders moved as he breathe slowly. It's like he's trying to calm himself, trying to give me a chance. "May alam ka ba rito?"

"What? W..wala. Hindi-"

"Just make sure that you're innocent because if you're not.. we're all going to rot in jail, Wendy."

"I said stop it! Stop treating us like criminals! Just sign the contract so you could go, magpalamig ka muna somewhere." I picked up the papers from Dad's desk at nanginginig ang kamay ko nang inabot ko sa kaniya ito kasama ang isang sign pen. Mabilis niya itong pinirmahan at saka hinagis sa sahig. 

"You don't really expect me to be grateful, do you?" Halos maghagis ng kutsilyo ang tingin niya kay Dad.. "Babayaran ko naman ang inutang ko sa pamamagitan ng kasal at pagtatrabaho ko sa OC, then I don't owe you anything." Then he looked at me with disgust at saka lumabas sa opisina ni Dad. I picked up the papers and read the date. It was really made 5 days before Tita Ida's death, March 25. 

"Dad." I looked at him na nakaupo na sa kaniyang swivel chair. 

"I'm innocent." He said.

"This contract. You made this 5 days before Tita Ida's death—"

"Fine. Renzo got it all wrong. The date of that contract was supposed to be 4 days before Ida's death, March 26, my secretary made a mistake by typing 25. Alam kong kakailanganin ni Ida ng pera bago pa siya namatay dahil nanghingi siya ng tulong sa akin."

"You talked? I mean.. when?"

"She talked to me over the phone. Asking for my help days before she died, in return, I asked her to let Renzo marry you."

"Is.. is that true?"

Tumango lamang si Dad habang patuloy na minamasahe ang kaniyang panga.

"You should have not punched Renzo." I said.

"Alam kong hindi ako mananalo kapag siya ang kinampihan mo." Sumimangot ako at umalis na doon. I have to find out what really happened. I am not convinced even if he's my father because the truth is, he's not a devil but he's not a saint either.

He knows that Tita Ida will need 50 million pesos because they talked, siguro ay sinabi ni Tita Ida kay Dad ang panloloko ng accountant nila. So Dad made the contract on March 26 but his secretary accidentally typed March 25. Is this really true? 

Isang linggo nang hindi nagpapakita si Renzo pero hindi naman ako kinakabahan, sigurado akong may mga inaasikaso lang siya sa Davao. "I thought Renzo signed the contract?" Ang sabi ni Mom habang naglalagay ng kanin sa plato ni Dad. Pinanood ko naman si Daisy, ang kasambahay namin na maglapag ng ulam sa lamesa. Nang makaalis siya'y bumaling ako kay Mom.

"He did."

"So bakit hindi pa pinag-uusapan ang tungkol sa kasal?"

Nakatingin kami ni Dad bago ako bumaling kay Mom. "I thought you hate Renzo?" I asked.

"So para saan pa ang kontrata kung hindi naman pala matutuloy ang kasal?" Ayoko nang magsalita but Dad spoke. "Matutuloy ang kasal." 

I went to my office at naabutan ko si Gigi doon na naglalatag ng mga pictures sa lamesa ko.

"Ano yang mga 'yan?" Humarap siya sa akin habang malawak ang ngiti.

"Pictures of venues kung saan kayo pwedeng ikasal; beaches, gardens, hills, tapos meron din dito, portfolio ng mga sikat na designer ng wedding gowns . Bigay ito ni Annalisse, iyong kinuha kong organizer ng kasal niyo." 

Excited siya habang malawak ang kaniyang ngiti kaya napangiti na rin ako. "Hindi pa nga nagpapakita ang groom ko e." Gigi knows about the contract pero iyong tungkol sa pagbibintang ni Renzo kay Dad, hindi ko na ikinwento. I don't want to scare her kasi kahit ako, natatakot din sa sarili kong ama.

"Ano ka ba, problem solved-"

Bumukas ang pinto at iniluwa nito si Renzo. Napangiti ako nang makita siya pero mukhang hindi siya masayang makita ako. Though his furrowed brows hint that he's angry, I am still amazed of how he matured through the years. His blue shirt is giving a glimpse of his toned arms and I slowly inhaled when I traced a vein from his triceps down to his wrist. So. Fucking. Manly. I am curious what those hands can do... shit.

I cleared my throat when impure ideas filled my mind. Blangko ang kaniyang mukha habang diretsong nagtungo sa lamesa. Nakapamewang siya habang kunot noong nakatanaw sa mga litrato. Mukhang wala naman siyang balak magsalita kaya tinapik na ako ni Gigi. "Sabihin mo lang sa'kin kung may napili kayo, ha." Ngumiti siya at saka lumabas.

Marahas na bumuntong hininga si Renzo sa harap ko. "Pinapunta mo ako para rito?"

Nanlaki ang mga mata ko, hindi ko naman siya pinapunta rito, a? Napabuntong hininga ako, si Gigi siguro. 

Tutal nandito na rin naman na siya.. "Nakalagay sa kontrata na kailangan nating magpakasal within two months matapos mong pumirma, hindi ba dapat nagpaplano na tayo?"

Suminghap siya at saka umiling, nakapamewang pa rin siya nang lumingon siya sa'kin.

"Your Dad called me dahil hinahanap mo raw ako. Alam mo ba kung anong inaasikaso ko sa Davao?" Hindi siya makapaniwala na narito siya ngayon gayong mukhang may importante siyang inaasikaso.

I sighed, so it's Dad again. Nakialam na naman siya! I felt guilty. Hindi ko naman alam. Yumuko ako at hindi nakapagsalita. His eyes are theatening, I can't stare for long. 

"I'm investigating my mom's death. Importante sa'king malaman kung ano talaga ang nangyari doon and your Dad would call me for this?!"

"For the record, hindi ko sinabihan si Dad na papuntahin ka rito. Hindi ko alam ito—"

"There. Laging hindi mo alam. Your innocence is irritating, you're so naive and ignorant that it sickens me!" Mabilis ko siyang nasampal. Kung nauubusan na siya ng pasensya, pwes ako rin!

"I'm sorry, okay?! I'm sorry kung napilitan kang pumunta rito! Kung napilitan kang ikasal sa'kin, I'm sorry! Pero hindi mo ba nakikita? I'm trying to help you as much as I can! Gusto kong matuloy ang kasal na 'to hindi para sa sarili ko kundi para sa'yo! Hindi ka nga makukulong dahil sa mga kliyente niyo pero makukulong ka naman kapag hindi ka sumunod sa kontrata! Naiisip mo ba 'yon? Ayokong sayangin ang sakripisyo mo. We just have to make this work. Dalawang buwang prepasayon lang at isang buwan pagkatapos ng kasal, tulungan mo ang sarili mo. Kung gusto mong maipagpatuloy ang pag-iimbestiga sa nangyari kay Tita Ida, dapat gawin mo ang lahat para hindi ka makulong and this.. is your last resort. Okay?!"

I thought he will be taken aback by my sudden outburst but he handled it very well. He just smirked and shot his brow up. "I know you're doing this for your own good. Sa tingin mo ay pagbibigyan kita kapag nalaman kong may kinalaman ka sa pagkamatay ng nanay ko?" Umiling-iling siya at nanlilisik ang mga matang tumitig sakin. My heart sank when I saw how disgust and anger filled his eyes. 

"I will make everyone pay, Wendy. Every single one who caused my mother's death.."


  • (0 reader review/s)

Comments

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Best Buddies

Kuwento ito ng dalawang magkaibigang anghel na sina Juno at Gabo Kung may pagka-mainipin at makulit si Juno, kabaliktaran naman ito ni Gabo isang araw

Image Description
GretSanDiego
28 November 2019
One Night Ride

A ride to remember or a ride to be forgotten. Sexy, bold, daring story of passion, love, anger and betrayal. A ride that will take you to the past full of vengeance.

Image Description
Mar_Mojica
17 October 2019
Bleeding Love

A nerve-wracking marriage of two old lovers who broke up once few years ago If there will be a reverse button, would they choose to click it

Image Description
mariaIea
01 August 2019