“Being SINGLE is not a PROBLEM.. Being ALONE is..”
Okay, a lotta people were hooked on the stories of Jessica, Tiffany, Yassy and Missy. And most of them sent me a message right after reading it asking for the PART II of each story to be posted right away. I too got hooked with these characters. Felt the pain in their hearts while writing the stories. But what if that is not the ending of the story? What if they had a wonderful ending? Is it going to be that way still? Well, there won’t be any part II I believe.
And who do you think owns this part II? Or is this really the part II that we have all been waiting for? Could it be Missy’s story? Tiffany of What might have been? Jessica of Why can’t it be? Yassy of Didn’t we have it all? Or we are having new characters here? Let’s find out!
When can problems end? When can hurting end? Do we really learn from our mistakes? Does courage take us to where we really want to be? What do we really need in this world? Does being in a relationship mean you are happy? Does being single mean you are lonely?
“I had a dream the other night..About how we only get one life.. Woke me up right after two
Stayed awake and stared at you, So I wouldn’t lose my mind..
And I had the week that came from hell..And yes I know that you could tell, But you’re like the net under the ledge..When I go flying off the edge, You go flying off as well”
“I know the feeling. I have been there. Done that. The same feeling……………….. when Ronnie told me that you guys………………….. were……………….. exclusively dating…………….. a decade ago.” Jerry said.
SURPRISED.. Yassy never thought he’d say that. She felt like she was in the middle of nowhere when he said that. She does not know how to react.
(Part I: Didn’t we almost have it all)
“It’s okay Yassy. You do not have to say anything.” And he smiled.
After a few minutes, he assisted me back to the table. And he started explaining.
CAFE DOOR OPENED
“High Five!” Ronnie greeted them with a smile.
Jerry whispered, “These group of teens are always here. We call them the CAFE ADDICT and they know that.”
“Oh okay! ugh.. —How long has he been married?” Yassy suddenly asked.
“Huh?” Jerry was surprised. He never thought she’d still ask.
Ronnie (stealing glances from a distance). “So how are you guys?” Talking to the customers.
“He has never changed. He still has that kind of humor that everyone likes.” Yassy added.
“The usual boss!”
“That’s Phoebe. She’s kinda like the leader of the group.” Jerry explained.
“Phoebe? Her name doesn’t match her character..” The girl that they’re talking about is wearing a big shirt, nude chino shorts, with a short hair, a black bum bag, birks and has braces.
“Alright, so that would be 5 Mocha Cold Brew, 4 with milk and 1 which has no milk, 2 orders or a clubhouse and 1 Tuna Sandwich” Ronnie knows their order. Really.
“Sir yes sir!”
POTS.. Boyish? Nope. A chubby girl with a white complexion, with a very charming face. She’s so cute like you’d want to squeeze her right now. Take note. She’s a chubby girl who is into a 7-year relationship and who is getting married soon.
“You really know each one of them don’t you?” Yassy asked.
“This is my second home. It’s like I am the other owner. I know who comes in and out of this cafe all the time. This cafe is one the witnesses of all the pain that Ronnie and I have gone through in the past. Even the last few tears that fell from his eyes before he decided to get married.” He added.
“Ugh. okay. I am sorry?” She whispered.
“Nothing to say sorry about Yassy” squeezed her fingers under the table and smiled.
She really does not know how to react to it. She remembered the last text message she received from Ronnie before he got married. “Yassy, just say you love me, and I will not go to the church.” She was trying to compose herself and constructing a response in her mind, until…
“YASSY??!!” A hot chic wearing a blue tank top and a pair of white shorts, like super shorts and a pair of white sneakers, was standing in front of them.
“OH..MY..GOD..JESSSSSIIIIIIICAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Excuse me, excuse me!” Excused herself on the table and hugged her! She’s a friend way back in High School.
“Oh My God! It’s been a while. Didn’t know that you are already here!And why didn’t you tell me!! (punched Jerry on his left arm)”
Ronnie serving the order to the table next to them “Why late Miss? We also have no idea that Yas is already here in the Philippines. This guy here found her in Cebu last weekend.” winked. “Coffee jelly for the hot chic here” Ronnie shouted raising his right arm to the staff.
Seems like they’re already familiar with the orders of these regular customers.
“What’s up with you? Did you and Chase end up together? Are you married?” Yassy was excited to catch up with her.
“Hahaha Chase. The guy from the past. (Rolled her eyes) Well, you know what? Since you guys are already here, I have a great idea, what about hmmmmm drinking sesh tonight? What do you say about it? G?”
“Oh, sure! not a problem with me.” Yassy answered quickly.
“Jerry?” She asked.
“Wherever Yassy goes, I go.”
Blushed. Rolled her eyes at him and giggled.
“Oh GREAT! Then let’s talk about these things later. I’ll just finish my story before we start.”
“Oh of course! Take your time” Yassy answered.
She went on a different table, turned her laptop on and started typing. She is still a workaholic person.
“This is where she spends most of her time. Sometimes, she’d send her kid to school in the morning and she will head here right away to finish some of her blogs.” Jerry added. “Now check out the 5 teens on the other table”
These teens were staring at Jessica.
“She’s really hot! Look at her.” Phoebe said.
Jessica grabbed her drink and sipped. Made a glance on her left side and smiled at the teens.
“She’s really nice. She said hi to me at the restroom two weeks ago. I think she’s friends with the owner.” Pots explained.
“Shhhh, guys! Please be quiet! I ain’t done reading this story yet!” That’s Cyril, a petite lady with a long hair, white skin and charming face. “Ugh!I hate this character on this story! Jes seems to be like a really kind woman from this story. I wish she could find the right man for her.”
“Wait, what are you reading? Can I see it?” Lexie, a typical gay who dresses up like a man but acts like a woman, took the tablet from Cyril and checked out what she’s reading. Looking at the blog site, the photo on the blog site in particular, then looking at Jes, looking at the blurry photo on the blog site again, and looking at Jes. Photo – Jes – Photo – Jes – Photo – Jes. “Oh my God!” He said.
“What??” Cyril was wondering.
“Oh my G, Cy! Would you like to meet The Anonymous Writer in person?? Pay for my tix to Bataan and I’ll introduce you to her!!!” Sounded really excited and expecting a good response from Cy.
Rolled her eyes. “Whatevs Lex! Gimme that. I ain’t done reading it yet.”
Jes suddenly giggled.
A few hours later. Almost no more customers left except for the gang and a few staff of course.
“Guys! Smile!” Jessica posted a photo on facebook. (Right to left Ronnie, his wife Rica, Jerry, Yassy, Jessica)
“Wow this photo is really getting a lot of likes!” surprised.
“Well, it’s because everybody’s happy seeing us all together,” Ronnie answered.
“CHEERS!!!! Congrats Atty. Yassy, Congrats Ronnie for the cafe!” Jerry called for a toast.
Jes staring at Yassy like as if she wants to ask her a question which she’s not sure of. And she whispered. “What’s the score with you and Jerry? Oh..My..God.. Wait! I forgot!!!! What the… Are you and (pointing to Ronnie) now okay?”
“hahaha Yes. yes, everything is now clear,” she answered. She never showed people that she’s still in pain. “And you! You didn’t answer my question awhile ago. So are you single?”
“Well, fell in love with a perfect guy but had to let go. It was the most painful separation that I have ever had. I just needed to decide on that and chose to do the right thing. But I am okay now. Haha you know me Yas! I cry for two days without other people knowing and that’s it! I am all good.”
She’s one of the toughest people in the world.
“With Chase, well, I have never seen him yet since the last time, which I think was in High School haha”. She added
“Oh my God! That’s way too long” Yassy answered
“Oh well yeah. Ooops! Hang on!.. (Phone ringing) Oh my! (showing her caller!) It’s Tiff!!!!”
“Girl!!” She went out and talked to Tiff on the phone.
Jerry held Yassy’s hand under the table. I think he’s a bit drunk already. As much as she doesn’t want to. She embraced the situation and welcomed him in her life. Little by little, she’s sure, she’ll get over Ronnie.
Ronnie giving them a glance suddenly excused himself on the table. “Hubby?” The wife asked.
“Ah yeah. I just need to talk to the staff before they leave. Please excuse”
A few minutes later, Yassy found herself leaning on Jerry’s shoulder. Only have a few bottles left and it’s almost 10 in the evening.
Jessica already left half an hour ago.
1 message received!
“Yassy, I am already at home and it was really nice seeing you today. Let’s hang out more soon. I’ll plan for another get together with our other friends. I had so much fun. I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon.” Jessica.
“Bottoms up! Last bottle! Jerry shouted excitedly.
Then he stood up. Gave Ronnie a salute, bid goodbye and a wave to the wife, grabbed Yassy’s right hand with his and put his left arm around her shoulders upon reaching his car. (Ronnie staring at them) That’s sweet though. Okay I mean the arm on her shoulders – not Ronnie staring at them – or maybe? Or nope definitely not – ugh.
Jerry opened the door of his car. And let her in. Engine on, AC on, sounds on.
Held her hand and smiled. Off to somewhere which she does not know, she just felt like, she feels safe today.
She is sure, he’s taking her somewhere safe.
“So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover, that I know you can’t afford, Bite that tattoo on your shoulder. Pull the sheets right off the corner of the mattress that you stole, from your roommate back in Boulder, we ain’t ever getting older.” And they both found themselves singing together. Holding hands while driving and dancing inside the car.
Rica: “Hubby? Are you okay? Let’s just go home. Let the staff do it tomorrow.”
Ronnie: “Yes, I am okay hon. I just think I am tired today.”
“Okay then let’s just clean the mess tomorrow. Or let the staff do it. Alright? Let’s go home now and take a rest.”
“Hon, I’m okay. I think you are the one who needs to take a rest. I will have the driver send you home today. You have to be early tomorrow. Remember you have a client meeting?”
“And you?” Rica.
“I am okay. I have to make sure everything is okay and clean everything here before I go home and I will have to check the sales for today. Don’t worry, I’ll go home after.”
“Oh. Okay. Are you sure?” Rica wanted to make sure her husband is okay, who has been quiet since they arrived this noon. “Okay hon, I’ll see you at home. I love you.”Kissed Ronnie goodbye.
Ronnie has been quiet the whole day. Thinking about his day. About everything that happened in the past. Everything that happened in the last few days. And today. He is jealous. Yes. Yassy is the one that got away. But, maybe, just maybe, there is a reason why they saw each other again. Closure? We ain’t sure yet.
1ish in the morning, Yassy felt like the car stopped. She felt cold. Slowly opened her eyes and saw Jerry staring at her inside the car. “Ugh. Why didn’t you wake me up? Where are we?”
“Somewhere in Batangas?” He answered.
“Ugh.” Scratching her eyes, she slowly got up from leaning over the car seat and looked outside.
Hmmm.. Fresh Air. She is so loving it. She has never felt this for a long time. Got off the car and sat on the hood. Closed her eyes.
“Here.” And he put his jacket on her shoulder.
“This is life, Jerry. I have never felt this way for a long time. I have always been busy with work and dealing with my clients. Thank you.”
“Thank you? For?” He asked.
“Thank you for taking me here,” Yassy answered.
“No, Yassy. Thank you. Thank you for trying.” Leaning on his chest, he kissed her on her head.
The following day…
Pots: “Hello, dude what time are you going to the cafe today?”
“Ugh. Hello Cy, I just woke up. I dunno. Maybe at 3 in the afternoon? Call Lexie and ask him, I am still sleepy. I slept late last night, I finished the story Why can’t it be? I’ll get back to sleep and I will call you later.”
“Alright! But send me the link first so I can start reading it too. And I’ll see you later”
“I already sent you the link on your facebook account. Just go check it and I’ll get back to sleep now.”
“Alright talk to you later!”
“Lexie! What time are you planning to go to the cafe?”
“Ano ba naman yan manay! Kakagising lang ng tiyang mo larga agad? Wit ko knora Jones atey. Baka mga alas jortro ng haponesa. Bahala na. Croling kita unya.” (Girl, I just woke up . I have no idea. Maybe at 4 in the afternoon. I’ll call you later.)
1 Message Received!
And so she went back to sleep after reading the message.
1 in the afternoon.
Rica: “Why so early Jes?”
“Hey, Rics! I gotta finish some stories today. So I have to be here early.”
“Coffee Jelly?” Rica asked.
“Yes please, dear. Thank you! Oh, and 1 Tuna sandwich please.”
Eyeglasses check! Laptop check! Coffee check! Tied her hair up! And started blogging.
Ting! 1 friend request
“Oh my God!” Called Tiff. “Tiffffff! The F! Chase just added me on facebook!!!!”
“Chase? Chase who?” Tiff asked
“Chase Castillo?! Duh. The one and only Chase” Jes answered
“Wait, wha! For real? haha take your chance girl!”
“Ugh. No, I was just surprised. Not a big deal really.”
“Whatever Jes! You at the cafe already? I’ll see you later. I’ll just pick up the kids and I’ll send them to mom before I go there. See you” Call ended
Hmmmmm, so it’s him. He looks the same. Oh! He has a kid!
1 message received!
“Oh my God!” Hands are shaking.
“Hey! Thanks. How are you?” It’s him. “I’m all good. What’s up? It’s been a while.”
“I know. It’s been like ages. How are you?” The smile on her face. And they started chatting again.
After 2 hours
“Hahaha I know! I remember them looking at us that time. I was so shy then. But you know things are really different now. It’s been like 2 decades ago? I dunno. Really a long time ago.” She couldn’t finish her blog. Forgot about it, coz she ended up enjoying the chat with him.
“Yes. And you look really different now. You have grown to be a beautiful woman. If only.”
“What do you mean? haha No! I ain’t beautiful. I think, I just have a different aura? Or nope. Should I say, I only have a personality. That’s it. Nothing has changed. I am still the young lady way back in High School who had a crush on you.”
D’you get it? BLAST FROM THE PAST!
“Oh fudge! The queen is up! She’s typing a message..”
“Oh! My he’s up early.”
“Hello! Morning. Why up so early?”
“How’s your sleep Queen Yassy?” He’s the sweetest.
“Haha whatevs! It feels good. Thanks for last night. What time did you arrive home last night?”
“Right after I drove you home, maybe after 30 minutes? I was actually trying to call you when I arrived home but I think your phone got drained.” He explained.
“Yes. Actually, I already fell asleep and was only able to charge my phone this morning.”
“Lunch later? Will you be busy today?” He invited Yassy again.
“I have a schedule today. Hearing this afternoon and ahh, dinner instead?”
“G! I’d love to. Will pick you up at 6? I will just go to the cafe. Have to get some files from Jes. update me.”
“Nope, it’s okay. I will just have the driver drop me off to the cafe and let’s just use your car later. Yes. Will do. Take care! Laters!”
Jerry: “Dude! So early!! Why you giggling? Who you chatting with?”
“Haha Whatever! So what files do you need again?” Jes trying to change the topic.
“Come on! Say hi! Just greet her” Pots pushing Phoebe to greet Jes.
“No! Dude please!” Phoebe feeling shy.
“Hey, Miss Jes!” Pots greeted her with a big smile. “Said (pointing to Phoebe)”
“What the!Oh yeah. Hi” (blushing pushing Pots to the table)
“Hey! Have a good day you two,” Jes answered
“See! She’s really nice! I told you!!” uttered Pots.
Cyril, with her eyeglasses on. Walking slowly while reading a story in a quiet voice, passing at the back of the table of Jes.
“Came January, SHE had to go to Aklan with HER mom and uncle to visit the wake of HER mom’s aunt. After the interment, they spent the last few days of their stay in BORACAY. “It’s January! It’s cold! Aren’t you freezing?” HER mom asked. “Nah!” SHE answered, wearing a two piece bikini in a cold night of the first month of 2014. Together with HER mom, uncle and cousins, they headed on to have a few bottles of suds. And guess what? As she was taking a gander at her left side, SHE saw HIM!”
Jes heard it and blushed. That’s actually the story of “Serendipity or just a planned move?”
Approaching the table, Phoebe looking at Cyril walking towards them (there was a slow mo) and she felt something different. This is really different. They have been friends for a long time and she never felt this way towards her. Only now. How could it be?
“Hey!” Cheek to cheek with Pots and Phoebe.
“Hey! Are you okay?” She asked Phoebe staring at her
“Ah yes, Of course. I was, I was just ah… I was just thinking of something yes. yes. Okay. Of course! What do you want? Coffee of the day?” Phoebe asked Cyril.
Pots and Cyril looked at each other and looked at Phoebe. “WOW! What is up with you? Are you sick? haha This is the very first time you asked me if I want coffee. Okay, then I want to have the usual. Thank youuuuu baby girl.” She has no idea that Phoebe suddenly fell in love with her.
Cyril, wearing a pair of blue sneakers, white shirt, shorts and a cap, sat on the couch in the corner of their table next to Phoebe. Both legs resting on the armrest of the couch and her back leaning on the other end closer to Phoebe. And that made her stiff.
Tiff shouting her order upon entering the door of the cafe.
“MACHIATTO FOR THE BESTFRIEND OF THE OWNER PUUHHLLLEAASSEEEE..”
“Oh my God! Oh my God! oh my God!!!!!! You are backkkkkk!!!!!” Ronnie shouted
Ran towards Tiff, hugged her! “How is life doing!!! You bitch! We never heard anything from you since the last time you had coffee here with Matt.”
“hahaha nothing’s new! Same old. Yeah. Driving the kids to school every morning. Working till noon, dinner with Matt once in a while. Date on weekends, hang out with the fambam on Sundays. Just the usual. How are you guys?” Looking for Rica, she whispered “Heard Yassy’s back. What’s up tell me stories!?”
“Talk to you later! haha I’ll just talk to my staff. I’ll get back to you later! Jes is there. Smoking outside. Go there.”
“Alright! laters! Don’t forget to prepare my Machiatto!” Shouting while going out to the smoking area to see Jes.
“Will serve it soon Ma’am” winked.
“Heyyyyyy!!!!!haha Hi Chase! Ah. I mean. Hi, Jes. What’s up? What’s up?” Was excited to talk to Jes.
“Why do you seem so excited today? Why so energetic?” Jes asked.
“Nada. I just felt like it’s going to be a good day” She answered. “So what’s up with you and Chase?”
“I dunno. I think he is already married. He mentioned that he has a baby. And that he is working in Dubai. He’s coming home this September though. And ah. yeah, he asked for my number?”
“Oh, my G! so you guys are going out?” Tiff asked.
“No! I dunno. He only asked for my number, and I don’t think it has something to do with the past. Maybe he only wants to catch up?”
“Oh wait!” Matt is calling. “Hey baby, are you already at the cafe? Jerry’s there?”
“Hi Baby, well, I haven’t seen him yet.” covered the mouthpiece and whispered to Jes, “Is Jerry here already?”
While seriously typing her blog, Jes answered “Ahuh”
“Yes baby, he’s here already. What time are you coming over? Babe, could you not drive your car on your way here? Is it okay if you just take a cab instead? I drove my car here and can you just please drive it later? pretty please baby baby??”
“Alright. No problem. I’ll be there in a bit. I love you!”
“Thanks, baby! See you, Take care. I love you” CALL ENDED.
Over the phone
“Yes, Yas I am already here. Are you okay? Aren’t you sleepy? You want me to just go there?”
“No, it’s okay. I’m good. I’ll be there in a while. I will just ask my driver to drive me to the cafe.”
“Yes. Great and let him go home early. I will send you home later.” Jerry offered.
Ronnie overheard them talking on the phone.
“She’s coming over?” Ronnie asked.
“Yes, Dude! This is it. I think this is the day that I have been waiting for. I will ask her tonight if she can be my girlfriend. I have been waiting for this for a long time.” He was excited and suddenly felt awkward about it. “Ugh. Is it okay? I believe we have no hard feelings? Just like how I respected you and Yassy when it was your moment then?”
“Ugh. Yes. Of course! Goodluck dude. I know that she deserves you.” Ronnie answered. “I will just check the sales. See you around!” Tapped Jerry’s shoulder and left
Phoebe feeling uneasy wanted to send a message to her best friend Pots even if she’s just sitting across her. But she’s doubting that she might not understand.
“Guys, Caleb just texted me. Early out. We will just go to the church and finalize the date of the wedding. We’ll get back here as soon as we finish it.” Pots suddenly needed to leave the cafe and meet her fiance.
“Okay.” Cy was still busy reading the blogs of the anonymous writer and just waved her hand to Pots.
Phoebe, shocked and wasn’t ready that they will be left there on their own. Good thing Cy is reading some blogs. But oh wait!
“Oh! Great! Done reading.” And got up from her position and smiled at Phoebe.
“Are you okay??? What is wrong with you? You have been quiet since I arrived.” Cy asked.
Stuttering, “Ugh, Yeah.Ugh, O-of course. I-ah, I’m okay.D’you want anything?”
“Wow! I wish we could hang out together more soon. This is really amazing!But Thank you. I am ah full today. Had lunch with Jed remember?”
“Ugh, okay. Are you guys dating?” Phoebe took the courage to ask.
“Hmm. Maybe? Or maybe not? I dunno if it’s dating. Like he only asked me to have lunch with him for a couple of times and nothing more than that. Why did you suddenly ask? Why are you suddenly interested?” Cy trying to interrogate Phoebe.
“Hmm, nothing. You have been dating men for a long time and haven’t gotten into a relationship yet for a couple of years. Afraid to fall in love?”
“Hmm, I don’t think so. Maybe I just haven’t seen the best of them yet.” She answered
“But seeing the best in them is not important. Seeing the worst in everyone is more important, dealing with it and learning how to accept their flaws.” Phoebe became a bit serious about the topic.
“Wow! Is that you Phoeb? Come on! What do you know about love?? You don’t even know how to court a girl. Hahaha” She said it sarcastically.
Phoebe felt a bit awkward about it. “You have no idea, what I can do to make a girl fall in love.”
“Okay, try me,” Cy answered courageously. “Let’s play” Sat properly, moved closer, facing Phoebe. “We’re going to play the staring game! The first person who will wink will lose the game. Raise to 10 for a bucket of beer tonight! Okay? At the count of 3… One, two, three.”
Phoebe, without any reaction, found herself playing with Cy. It felt like everything stopped for a moment. They started staring at each other but not more than 10 seconds, Phoebe already lost the 1st game. One down! Cy became a little energetic. She moved closer to Phoebe again. And Phoebe felt even more tensed. She lost the second game. And the third and the fourth until Cy moved, even more, closer to Phoebe that they almost kissed. And you know what happened. “Haha 1 bucket for tonight! Woohoo!” Cy shouted happily. “Better luck next time.” Teasing Phoebe she took her tablet and started reading some blogs again. Phoebe excused herself and went to the restroom.
“Yassy? Where would you like to have dinner tonight?” Jerry asked
“Oh, it’s up to you.” She answered.
“You okay? You looked a bit tired today.”
“Ah yeah. I am okay. I just had a tough day.”
“I actually talked to Ronnie this afternoon.”
“About what?” Yassy asked.
“About… Us?” He answered
“Wai’ what? About us? What about us?” Yassy was a bit annoyed.
“Us. This. Yassy I have been waiting for this day to come. I respected Ronnie when he told me that you guys started dating and thought this day won’t come. See, it could’ve been us. It was supposed to be… US.”
“Alright. Look Jerry I understand. But you do not need to ask permission to Ronnie.”
“It wasn’t a permission Yassy. It was a courtesy. I just think I have to tell him before other people do. Are you mad?”
“No, no. Definitely not. I’m sorry. I think I just feel really tired that’s why.”
“Okay then, let’s have dinner and I’ll drive you home so you can take a rest. Okay?”
“Alright thank you.”
Jerry decided to just discuss his thing with Yass some other time.
“Really? Oh my gosh! I don’t think it has something to do with it. But anyway, I’ll call you once I’m done working.” That’s Jes talking to Chase over the phone.
A couple of hours later
“Hey! Are you at home?” Jes called Chase. “Oh great! I’ll drop by your house”
Chase just got back to the Philippines a couple of days ago. Jes used to have a crush on him way back in High School. Thing is, Chase was too young then thinking nothing about girls and was only focused on playing computer games. He never really liked Jes then. He never noticed her.
Jes getting off of the car while Chase was waiting for her outside their house. Stunned, he couldn’t even say a word.
“Hey! It’s been ages. How are you?”
“I-ah yeah I’m okay. Wow! Just wow Jes. You really look different”
“The fuck Chase. Shut up! This is still me.”
Chase was a bit surprised seeing her again in person. Well after almost 2 decades. Catching up and updating each other. Chase’s mom suddenly went out and asked them to get in the house.
“Chase! Why are you not inviting Jes inside the house? Offer her a drink or something.”
“Hi Tita, good evening. It’s okay. I’m leaving soon.”
“I insist. Come inside and have dinner here. I’ll cook something special.”
“Wow! Alright, tita. Thank you.”
Chase and Jes found themselves on the couch leaning on each other while watching a movie.
“Oh my God! That is so funny.” Jes suddenly laughed while trying to sit properly. Took off the ponytail and slowly let her hair down.
Chase closed his eyes, “Wow Jes, you smell really good!” Staring at her, “Jes? What if?”
“Huh? What do you mean? What if what?”
“What if there I courted you in High School?” Chase asked.
“What if you courted me in High school? Hmm.. Then maybe we now live in a house together and we have kids? Why did you suddenly ask?”
“I just can’t believe it. You have grown to be a beautiful and smart woman” He added.
“Chase! I am still the old me. Nothing has changed!”
“Dinner is ready! Dig in!” Chase’s mom called them for dinner.
Jessica has been very close to the family of Chase. They lived in the same subdivision when they were young.
Phoebe: “Should I text her?” — “Okay, I will text her..”
1 message received!
Cyril: “Cy, can I see you today? I have something to tell you.”
“I’ll be at the cafe later at 4ish. Let’s meet up there.” She replied.
“Cy!! Guess what?! I think I already know who the Anonymous Writer is!!!”
“Lexie, if you do not have anything good to say, just don’t bother me. I ain’t done reading the latest story yet.” A little-pissed off.
“Cy!!!! Okay here’s the deal. If I get a signature of the Anonymous Writer, you will pay for my tix to Bataan! G?”
“If you get to introduce me to the Anonymous Writer before the day ends, I will pay for your tix to Bataan.”
“G!!!!See you at the cafe later” CALL ENDED
“So is everything done? We have this already. And this. Baby, which one do you think is better? This or this?” Tiff Asked Matt.
“Baby I think you should ask Darlene.She’s the one who will celebrate her birthday.”
“But this is a surprise party Baby. So I need your opinion about this.” Looking at some souvenirs at the mall —
They both looked behind them. Surprised. “Oh my God! It’s true!” A friend back in college yelled.
“Hahaha oh, my Gosh! How are you, Mimi?”
“So it is true! I thought it was just a rumor. How long have you been guys dating?”Mimi asked.
Real ending??? They saw each other at the restaurant.. Brian with his wife and 2 kids.. They got back from Australia. Tiffany? Dating Matt.
PART I: What might have been
“Well yeah, we have been together for a year now. We started dating last year and everything is okay. How are you?” Tiff asked.
Matt was a little off. He left the souvenir area and told Tiff that he will just look for some other thing around the place.
While looking at some souvenirs “Ah yeah really? One year huh? That’s nice. And how’s Matt as a boyfriend?” Mimi asked.
Holding one souvenir and looking for an assistant, Tiff answered “Oh he is really a wonderful boyfriend. The best boyfriend ever!”
Smirking from behind, Mimi whispered sarcastically. “Really! You wish”
Tiff: “I’m sorry?”
“Ah, nothing. I said that’s good to hear.” She answered.“So I’ll see you around? Just say goodbye to Matt for me.”
“Sure! See you around! Catch up more soon”
Phoebe looking for Cy at the cafe found Jes. “Hi Ms. Jessica”
“Hi! It’s you.” Jessica greeted her and smiled.
She smiled back and looked for Cy. And she found her. Same spot.
“Hi, Phoeb. Hey, check this out! The Anonymous writer has a new story. I just wish I get to see her in person. I really like her stories.” She said.
“If you get to meet her in person, what’chu gonna do?” Phoebe asked.
“Well, I’d be the happiest person on Earth!”
Phoebe smiled. “I see. Excuse me I will just go to the restroom.”
“I am on my way! Yes! Yes! Yes!” That’s Lexie.
“No, No wait! Lex, I need your help!!!!” Phoebe called Lexie trying to ask for help.
“Help? I do not have money.” Lexie answered.
“No, no, listen. You need money for your tix to Bataan right? Let’s make a deal. Tell me who the Anonymous writer is and I will pay for your Bataan tix.” Phoebe offered.
“FOR REALLL??” Lexie asked.
“Yes. Just tell me who she is and I will pay for it. Right away!”
“Why are you guys suddenly interested in finding the Anonymous writer??”
“Okay. I will tell you something. But please, keep it as a secret first. Not until I get the courage to tell her that I like her. okay? Promise?” Phoebe trying to tell her secret to Lexie
“Like her? Like who? Okay, I promise. And can we just talk about it there? I am almost there.”
“Wait! Wait no. Don’t – yet. She’s here.”
“Okay. I like Cy. I like her a lot. I dunno, when, how and why. But I suddenly felt like I really like her. And she mentioned that she’s going to be very happy if she gets to meet the Anonymous writer. You know she’s a fan. And I heard you asking her to pay for your Bataan tix if you will be able to introduce her to the writer. Please. I want to make her happy. Please help me.” Phoebe explained.
“Wow! (singing) All my friends are wasted. Kidding! What the hell is happening here?! Okay okay. Deal.” Lexie agreed.
What happened to Phoebe and Lexie’s plan? Who is Mimi? When is Jerry going to ask Yassy to be his girlfriend? Why is Ronnie jealous? What’s going to happen to Jess and Chase? Will Cy get the chance to meet the Anonymous writer?
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