Love Stories, Something I need (Love Story), Uncategorized

Something I Need.. Chapter 3

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

“Which is more important CLOSURE, LETTING GO or MOVING ON?”

Who is Chelsea? Will the girls find out what happened to Matt and Mimi at Dom’s party? Who is the flower sender? What was Jessica’s reason why she suddenly felt off towards Chase? Is the 30-min talk at the cafe enough for Ronnie to tell Yas how he feels about getting jealous? Where is Jerry?

Link to Chapter II:

https://theanonymouswritersnotebook.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/something-i-need-chapter-ii/

Chapter 3

Saturday

Honk honk!!

Yassy: “CHELSEAAAAAAAAA!!!! We’re here!!” Beep! Beep!

“Mom they’re here!!!” Running to the hallway of the house,  Chelsea shouted.

“Take care ladies! Honey ring me later when you’re home!” Mom

“Will do mom!”

She headed to the gate right away and saw her 3 bestfriends! “Girlssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!”

“Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhh” They all shouted excitedly!

Tiff sitting at the back of the car, opened the door for Chelsea and she hopped into the car right away! They were all excited to see each other that they even stayed at the park for more than 10 minutes laughing.

“Alright where to first?” Jessica who’s sitting at the passenger’s seat asked.

“What do you guys want to do first?”   Chelsea asked.

They all looked at each other and answered all at the same time “COFFEE?” And laughed together.

“Coffee we go!!” Yassy who’s driving the car shouted. She opened the windows and played a song loudly.

Jessica: “You got something I need”
ALL: “Yeah in this world full of people there’s one killing me”
And if we only die once I wanna die with you (heeyy)
You got something I need
In this world full of people there’s one killing me
And if we only die once,

 Yassy: (hey)
I wanna die with you (you, you, you)
You got something I need
In this world full of people there’s one killing me
Chelsea: And if we only die once,

All: (hey)
I wanna die with you (you, you, you)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVVMUWOsIhA

Brief Background: Chelsea lives with her mom in the province where she met the girls. Her life was awesome back then, until her dad left her mom and she decided to stay with her and just manage their business. Since it’s a 3-hour drive away from Manila, the girls seldom see each other. The last time they saw each other was at Ronnie’s wedding WHICH was a few years ago and Yassy wasn’t there.

CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / morning

“So what’s up with you guys?” Chelsea. “4 Baraco Coffee please, one carrot cake.. you girls?”

“I’ll have a slice of your dark chocolate cake. How about you?” Yassy asked while handing over the menu.

“Na-uh! no to sweets! I’ll have Tuna sandwich instead” Answered Jessica “Tiff?”

“I’ll have a slice of your velvet cake” Tiff answered. “Yup that’s it! Thank you” Gave back the menu to the waiter and crossed her legs on the coach. “So what’s up with you?” looking at Chelsea.

“Same same! Nothing’s new.” She answered

“No boyfriend? Dating?” Yassy asked.

“Well right after what happened to me and Kevin, everything changed.” She answered.

“The fuck yeah. What’s up with him?” Tiff.

“I have no idea.”

“Have I gone for a long time?? What happened? And why didn’t you update me girls?” Yassy asked confusingly.

“Well, it was in 2014……..Our Second Anniversary.” Chelsea

FLASHBACK / Bali Indonesia / 2014 

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“Come here sweet pea!” Kevin lying on a small mattress at the side of an open hut took off his panama hat and called his fiancé Chelsea who was sitting next to him, drawing the view on her sketchpad that time. She moved a little. Closer! Ugh..”  Wrapped his arms around her. Put down the sketchpad and pencils on the table and lied down next to him. Facing Kevin, she hugged him too tight and closed her eyes.

It was a wonderful afternoon then when Chelsea asked.

“Kev? What if you come home with us? What if we start all over again? What if we..” 

“Babe?!” He butted in. “I already have my plans.. You do not have to ask me.. I have thought of that before you sent me an email last week that you are planning to come here in Bali. I have already asked permission from my mom and she said we are already at the right age and that she thinks I am already okay. Besides we are already engaged. You do not have to worry about it. I’m coming home with you.” Smiled. Kissed her on her forehead.

Chelsea, overjoyed, didn’t know what else to do but to just whisper “Thank you Babe”. Tears of joy just fell on her face. Hugged him again and just seized the moment.



RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / morning

1 New Message Received!

“Dude did the girls text you?” 

Ronnie, checking yesterday’s sales decided to just call Matt.

Matt – dialing.. Ring ring!

“Dude! Did the girls text you?” Matt

“Dude, na-uh. But Yassy was here this morning. She dropped by to give the invitation.”

“Invitation?”

“Yes, for her birthday. I think she gave yours to Tiff.”

“Did she tell you anything about her whereabouts today?” Matt asked

“Nope. But we were able to talk for 30 minutes. Why? Is there any problem?”

“Well Tiff hasn’t replied to my messages yet. Tried calling her this morning but no answer.”

“Well, Yassy was in hurry this morning. She said she will have to drive for 3 hours.”

“Oh great thanks! I think they’re going home to the province. Thanks Ronnie! Talk to you again later!” Call ended



Over the phone

Phoebe: “But dude! Who do you think the flower sender is?!”

“Don’t worry we will find out! Let’s go to the cafe later!”



FLASHBACK NAIA / Philippines / 2014

Kevin: “It’s good to be back!” Smiled and hugged Chelsea.

Chelsea: Babe, I will have to go back to Manila on Thursday. I need to buy some ingredients and attend my culi class, you know I was out for two weeks so I will have to catch up with my lessons. Would you like to come with me?”

“Hmm, will you be staying at the condo overnight?”

“Most likely. I’ll get tired for sure.”

“Okay. Then, I’ll just stay at the condo.”



FLASHBACK / THURDSAY / Manila / 2014 / 8:00 am

Chelsea left early because she wants to surprise her bf this afternoon with a new pair of shoes. She has to go to school early so she can still have time going to the mall. She left a note at the breakfast table that says “Morning sweet pea! Already prepared breakfast for you. Beep me if you need to go somewhere. I left the car keys at the back of the door. I will just take the cab. I’ll be home early. I love you! Kisses!”



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 1:oo pm

“Oh okay. So everything seems to be okay then, why did you guys break up?”  Yassy asked.

Tiff looked at Chelsea. “Something terrible happened.”

RING! RING! “Ah excuse me girls..” unknown number is calling Jessica that she had to excuse herself to answer the call. “Hello?”

“We thought everything was okay then.”  Chelsea “Until..”



FLASHBACK.. THURSDAY, Manila. 2014, 1:00 pm

“Uncle Ted, is Kevin there? I left him at the condo and prepared food for him this morning, I kept on calling him but no answer. I wonder if he’s there?” Chelsea called Kevin’s dad.

“Oh dear, he isn’t here today. Maybe he’s just preparing a surprise for you! It’s your birthday tomorrow.” Giggled.

“Haha yeah. Then I will just pretend that I’ll be surprised tomorrow… Thanks, uncle Ted. See you soon!”



RONNIE’S CAFE / Manila / 2016 / 2pm

“Boss!” Phoebe greeted Ronnie “Lex! Go ask him now!”

“Hi boss Ronnie! Are you busy today?” Lexie asked Ronnie

“A little. Am I receiving complaints here?”  He joked around

“No, no of course not! You have the best coffee in town! Boss! Who gave the flowers to Cy the other day?” He suddenly asked.

“Flowers?” Ronnie asked.

“Yes, the day, I talked to you and asked you to give her the teddy bear and paid for the cup of coffee that she wants, she also received a bouquet of flowers. But we didn’t give you some.” Lexie explained.

Ronnie – confused. Put down the pen and his eyeglasses on the table. “Flowers?? Well I asked my wife to give the gifts on the table to Cy, because you guys said. And then I left. I had to go to the market to pick up some goods. But there were no flowers. I will have to ask my wife. Hmm. Who could it be?”

“Is Miss Rica here today?”  Phoebe asked.

“No, she will be back after three days. You know, she goes to SG once a month for her ugh… For a vacation.”

“Vacay? But only her? And once a month? That’s awesome! Why not take a break too boss?” Lexie

“But I cannot afford to spend too much money for a vacation. I only want my wife to take a rest once a month. Don’t worry I will find out soon. I will let you guys know. Please excuse me, I will just attend to the customers.”



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 2PM

“Hey Jessica, this is..”  Unknown number

“I know.. I know Chase. And why do you have to use a different number?”  Jess asked.

“Because you won’t answer me. I have been calling you many times. What is wrong? I don’t get it? We were so okay last week and when I checked Yanna the night when we were drinking with my sisters, you suddenly left. Did I do something wrong?” Chase asked.

“Chase? Can we just talk about it next time? It ain’t a big deal anyway.”  Jessica answered

She ended the call and went back to their table.

…………..

“We thought everything was okay then.”  Chelsea “Until..”

“Until??” Yassy



FLASHBACK / THURSDAY / Manila / 2014 / 2:30 pm

“Babe, why aren’t you texting me? And I can’t even reach your number. I am getting worried.”

Message sent! Chelsea sent Kevin a message



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 2:30 PM

“I texted him, called him, many times. But still no answer. I just made myself believe that, Yeah Chelsea, maybe he’s preparing something for you on your birthday. 3pm, 4pm,5,7,9,11:30…. and….”



FLASHBACK / FRIDAY / Manila. 2014 / 12 midnight

Chelsea’s birthday.

1 new message received!

Happy birthday Chels. I am so sorry. I loved you and I still love you but I don’t think this will still workout.



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 3:00 PM

“My world just fell apart — in a snap… I can’t even think of anything to think about that time. I wanted to cry but I still can’t believe what happened.”  Chelsea

“Oh my God… That is so terrible.”  Yassy said.

“So terrible and stupid that I still believed we can still work things out,” Chelsea answered

“Did he even give you any explanation? The reason?” Yassy asked.

“Tiff and I decided to surprise her that time and visited her in her condo since she texted that they are in Manila and that it was her birthday then. Jessica added.

Yassy: “And?”

“When we arrived..”  Tiff



FLASHBACK / FRIDAY / Manila / 2014 / 1:00 in the morning

Tiff and Jess: “What are these Chelsea?!?!”

“What happened to you?”  Jess, trying to clean all the cans of beer scattered on the floor. While Tiff trying to pull Chelsea up. “Come here you!”

Tiff: “Jess could you get a small towel and warm water please.”

“Yes, sure!” Jessica answered. Off to the kitchen. “OUCH! What the..”

“Jess you okay??” Tiff shouted

She stepped on something. Leaning on the bar table, she tried reaching for that thing stuck on her toes.

“Jess?!”  Tiff asked. Took a small towel and warm water. She headed right to the room and helped Tiff. Jessica was a bit quiet and confused then.

“You okay? What happened?” Tiff asked.

Jessica just looked at her and stayed quiet.

“What have I done? What else does he want? Isn’t enough?” Drunk Chelsea suddenly butted in crying.



RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / Manila / 3pm

Matt: “No answer still. I think she’s really mad.”

“What’s up! what’s up!” Jerry entering the cafe. “High five! What’s good Matt?”

“Nothing. Jessica still ain’t talking to me.”

“Ain’t talking to you? Why? What happened?” Jerry wondering

“Dude! How’s your trip to Singapore?” Ronnie asked, while serving the coffee to the other table. “Pete! Kindly give your sir Jerry his drink and kindly attend to the customers please.” Calling his staff, took off his apron and joined the boys at the table.

“Ah yeah. Everything was okay, just the usual.”  Looked at Ronnie and pretended that everything was okay.

“Singapore? You went to Singapore? But you were here last week?!” Matt asked.

Matt: “Ah yeah. I just need to pay my sister a visit there once in a while. Wow! She pays for your tix?!” 

“Yeah?!” He answered. “So, tell me, what is wrong? By the way, has Yassy visited here yet? Bought her something. She said she will drop by the cafe today.”

“Ah yeah. This morning. She just gave me her birthday invitation.” Ronnie answered in a very boring voice.

 “Oh yeah! That is what she was telling me yesterday. She said she will drop by the cafe before heading to the province today. She slept early though. She said she will have to pick up the girls early this morning.” Jerry answered.

“The Girls?! So you mean, they are all going home to the province today?” Ronnie asked.

“CONFIRMED! Well, at least I know where Tiff is.” Matt feeling relieved.

“She didn’t tell you? They’re going to visit Chelsea today. She said they are planning to stay there over the night.” Jerry added.

“SHOOT! I REALLY AM DEAD!” Matt – panic mode: on.

“Why?? Could you tell me what happened?”

“Tiff and I saw Mimi last week and then she kept on asking me about Mimi yesterday and she got mad because I don’t really want to say a word. So I pretended that I got mad because it was so early in the morning and she was nagging me. So I left.”  Matt explained.

“Dude? You’re really dead! They’re going to visit Chelsea today and I believe they are up to what happened in the past. Remember?? At Dino’s party?? So get yourself, ready man!” 



Phoebe: “Any plans for tonight Cy?”

“I will have to accompany mom at the mall. She needs to buy some stuff. I’ll text you if ever we come home early.”

“Alright. Ugh. You want me to drive for you and Aunt Leslie to the mall? Just let me know.” Whew! Phoebe a little tensed.

“Ugh. No. It’s fine. My brother’s coming over. Family time. You know.” Cy answered.

“Ahuh. I see. Then just text me later if ever you an still hang out. Take care!”



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 4:00 PM

Tiff: “After that, Jess and I cleaned her condo and went to the kitchen.”

“We both decided to take her home to the province the following day. “ Jessica added

“Did she insist?” Yassy asked.

“No, she just..” Tiff

“I was just crying all day. I really do not know what else to do. I never saw it coming. Maybe. There were times, that I’d say, maybe he felt trapped in the relationship and that he didn’t know what to do.” Chelsea explained.

“Trapped in the relationship?? But he offered you marriage?!”  Yassy.



FLASHBACK / SATURDAY /Aunt Les’ House / Province / 2014 / 8:00 in the morning

“Thank you, girls. Have lunch here.”  Chelsea’s mom waited for the girls in front of the gate the following day. She accompanied her daughter inside her room and kissed her on the forehead. “Sleep honey.Take a rest.” Closed the door and went down.

Aunt Les, preparing juice and snacks for the girls, “I saw it coming.”

“Aunt Les?” Tiff asked. Both of them were confused.

“Chelsea really wanted to see her boyfriend so we surprised him and visited him in Bali. Everything wasn’t planned. We just decided to go there and accompany her. When we arrived I already had a feeling that things won’t be okay in the next few days but I saw my daughter happy. So I never doubted her plans. She said she will ask Kevin to come home with us. Lucky enough, he agreed. Both of you are aware of what happened in his past. Kevin got addicted to drugs 2 years ago and our family helped him. He had to go to Bali to see his family and we helped him. He got caught in an accident last year and we helped him. He got caught because of drugs and we got him off of the jail. My daughter has done so much for him.” 

Offered juice and snacks to the girls.

“But Aunt Les, they were already engaged when you guys went there right?” Tiff asked.

“It was Kevin’s moms plan. She talked to Kevin and said, she wanted Chelsea to be his wife since they have been together for a long time. Maybe because they all know what she has done for him. They stayed at a beach in Bali for two days when we were there. I stayed in their house and took a rest. We stayed at Kevin’s house when we were in Indonesia. Kevin gave me the permission to use his laptop so I won’t get bored while they were away.”

Stopped for a little while. Looked down. “It wasn’t intentional. He forgot to log out on his social networking site and a message from a girl named Cheeky popped up. It says baby what time will you be visiting me? I miss you so much. I didn’t open the message. What I did was, I just looked at the account of the girl and was shocked seeing photos of Kevin and the girl posted on her site. Kissing, hiding under the blanket, eating out together and all. As a mother, it was so painful seeing how he became like that to my daughter when she was the one who was there for him when he was facing drawbacks of his life.”

“Aunt Les, what did you do after that? Did you even try telling Chelsea?” Jessica asked.

“I was about too, but when they came back home from Bali, she was so excited to tell me that Kevin has already decided to come home with us. I thought everything will end there. I thought he’ll change. I even gave them the chance to start anew. I gave them money to put up their own business when we got back to the Philippines. A restaurant actually. Chelsea went back to her Culinary school and we talked to Kevin if he wants to study again and he thought of it. Chelsea asked me to help them before we tried our luck in Indonesia a few weeks before our flight.”

“Ugh. He really is not the right guy for Chelsea.”  Jessica said sadly.

“Just please be very patient with Chelsea. She has a lot of friends but she doesn’t really trust everybody. I know, she’ll be fine soon. She is a tough woman.” Aunt Les said.

“Ugh. Aunt Les, we saw this while cleaning her condo yesterday.” Jessica handed over the ring to Chelsea’s mom. The Engagement ring.

Chelsea’s mom just held the ring close to her heart. And tears fell on her face. The two girls hugged her.

She can really feel the pain that her daughter is feeling that moment.



RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / Manila / 4:00pm 

Matt: “Dude! What do I do? Help me!”

“Calm down, it won’t give you any solution. Let’s just wait for them tomorrow. That is the least that you can do. And stop calling her. Just text her your whereabouts. She might get annoyed.”  Ronnie suggested.



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 5:00 PM

“Okay so you mean to say, Aunt Les knew about it but didn’t tell you?”  Yassy asked.

“Nope. She didn’t because she thought everything will change. That’s what she told the girls.” Chelsea answered.

Yassy: “And then?” 

“It was really painful that I still can’t believe it happened. So I took a vacation for two months. I flew to Aussie, thinking I could atleast find myself and put the pieces back together.”

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“I kept on crying on the plane, and that was the only time I thought to myself that I will be okay and it is finally sinking in. Everything that happened has a reason and it will find it’s way back to you if it is really meant for you.”

“I enjoyed every single day in Australia. I met some new friends. I even got the chance to get hired and earn money.”

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“I really enjoyed Australia, and even forgot why I was there. Until one day..”



FLASHBACK / Australia / 2014 /  9:00 am

“Hey mom! Today I will be going to Bondi Beach and will stay there for 2 days. Then I will go back to the apartment where I am staying to fix my things before I get back to the Philippines. Can’t wait to see you Mom! Xoxo.” 

Viber message sent!

Chelsea headed to the bathroom and took a bath. Ting! Ting! Ting! Ting! Ting!

“Whowhowhowhow! Who could it be? Too many messages huh?!”  Chelsea wondering.

Right after she took a bath, wore a robe and checked her phone.

“Hi! I am Cheeky. I know, I have no right to talk to you or force you to listen to me, but this is the only way to end everything. It has to end from where it all started. Please give me the chance to talk to you. I will wait for you response. This is my viber number. +********8251

Seen.

Looking in the mirror. She can’t believe that a girl is actually sending her a message. She never thought she would still hear things about Kevin. She has no idea that there was a girl involved since she was too stupid to believe that Kevin’s reason was he just got trapped and he wanted a new life. But to never get involved in a third party relationship.

It took time before she finally decided to respond back to the girl’s message.



RONNIE’S CAFE / 2016 / Manila / 7pm

Chase: “Boys night out?”

“Yeah, sure!Will just give instructions to my staff.” 



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 7:00 PM

“On my way to Bondi Beach, I was thinking why she suddenly showed up and what was the message for… “

“So did you send her back a message?” Yassy asked.

“Yeah! She did.” Tiff answered



FLASHBACK / Australia / 2014 /  10:00 am

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“This is life!” Chelsea said. She went to her hotel room and took a rest for a while. Lying in the bed, she thought of the message. And she thought of responding to the message.

“Hi, I do not want to be rude, but I am not interested anymore. Please stop sending me a message.”

AND SHE DELETED IT.

She was so confused if she wants to know everything so that she would at least understand why it happened, or she would just continue moving on. Besides she has already moved on. A little.

Took her phone again, took a deep breath. Inhale. Exhale.

+********8251 NUMBER RINGING..

“Ehem… Hmm. Hi..” Chelsea said.

“Hi Chelsea, I am Cheeky. Before anything else, I would like to say sorry for what happened to you and Kevin. It wasn’t really intentional but I already got caught in the middle. I fell inlove too. I know that you guys were together when he started flirting me, but I fell in love. I am now calling you because I would like to tell you everything that happened because my conscience is really killing me like hell.” Cheeky started the convo.

“Okay. I am actually on a vacation right now and I am only doing this to help you clean your conscience. But after this, I am hoping that you won’t bother me anymore. “ Chelsea said.

“Yes, I promise.” Inhale, exhale. “It started before his flight to Bali. We met in Manila two weeks before the flight. Remember when you attended an event? He asked you if he can use your car, and that he will just go to his friends. He asked you to take the cab instead. He went to see me that night. Something happened. And that was the first time. He went home to you that night, but the following day, he visited me again. And it happened for two weeks. He made sure he’d see me in the last two weeks while he was still in the Philippines and while you were so busy. The night when you were fixing his things in his house, you were talking with his parents and he was inside his room. He called me, videocall, and he was taking drugs that time. He showed me how he does it. The night of his flight, he told you he will just go to the mall because he forgot something. You were so lenient that you didn’t even thought that he’s doing something awful. He visited me that time. And when you picked him up at the mall, we just parted ways. He calls you everyday, and after calling you, he’d call me. I knew then, that he loves you, because he never said he doesn’t. And he kept on reminding me everyday. Until I tried my luck and visited him in Bali. But his parents didn’t know. I stayed at a hotel for a week and he stayed there too. That was the time, when he told you that he resigned from his previous job and that he applied to a different company where the work is really exhausting, and that he gets tired everyday.”

“Would that be all?” Chelsea asked.

“I am telling you this, because I believe that karma just hit me. That is what he has done to me as well. He suddenly left for no reason. I am very sorry Chelsea. I know I have done you wrong and this is the only way to make you believe I am really sorry about what happened. I wish you well. Thank you for your time. Just send me a message, if you still want to know more about it.” CALL ENDED

Tears fell down.

Unbelievable.



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 8:00 PM

“Pathetic!” Yassy said. “Have you ever thought that this could happen to you?”

“Well, the whole family and us, actually thought they’re gonna end up being together and will get married in the future,” Jessica answered.

“That’s what I thought as well,” Chelsea added

“So what happened that??” Yassy asked.



FLASHBACK / Australia / 2014 /  12:00 pm

Chelsea took a rest for a little while after having the convo with Cheeky. And decided to just enjoy the beach.

After a few days, she went back to the Philippines and started a new life. It was a tough one for her. But she nailed it.



CAFE IN THE PROVINCE / 2016 / 8:30 PM

“Tell me, what are you guys here for? To know my story? Or to visit me? I doubt if you really miss me. Come on! Tell me” Chelsea trying to be humorous, trying to change the mood of everyone. “Don’t worry, I’m okay now.” Smiled.

“Ah yeah. Actually, we missed you of course!” Giggled. “And we would like to know, the story behind Dino’s birthday. We know that you do not want to get involved since you were the only person who witnessed everything, but we really need your help.”  Jessica explained.

“Chels, please?” Tiff begging



FLASHBACK / Dino’s bday / 6:00pm

“Chels!!!! So!! Who you with?” Jay greeting Chelsea while dancing on the dance floor offering her a drink.

“I’m with the girls! They are just outside! Waiting for their boyfriends.” Chelsea answered.

“You mean, Tiff and Jessica??” Jay shouting because the music was too loud

“Yes!” She answered.

“Waiting for their boyfriends???? But Matt is already here! Since 4pm!” Jay said.

“Really? Where is he? Tiff has been waiting for him outside!”  She asked.

“I just saw him a few minutes ago, he to that room.” Pointing to the door next to the toilet.

“Okay. I will be the one to call him because we might lose out a sight of him again later. Thanks, Jay! See you around!”

“Hey! How are you!” Greeting people on her way. “Hey, sexy! It’s been a year!” “Cheers!”

KNOCK! KNOCK!

“Matt? Matt are you there?”  Trying to call Matt while knocking on the door. Nobody answers. “Oh, it’s not locked.” Decided to enter the room… And..

“Oh my God!!!!!!”



Why was Chelsea surprised?? Will Jessica tell Chase what happened the night when they had a drink? What happened to the BNO – Boys Night Out? What did Matt do at Dino’s birthday? And still….. who is the Flower Sender? 

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Something I need (Love Story)

Something I need.. Chapter 2 

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

“If we only die once? Who would you like to die with? If we only live once? Who would you like to live with?” What do we really need in life?

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?

Link to Chapter I:  https://theanonymouswritersnotebook.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/something-i-need/

Chapter 2

One Saturday Morning – Jessica – messy hair tied up, nerdy eyeglasses, big shirt and a pair of booty shorts, went down to the kitchen. Turned the lights on, took a cup of coffee and sat down. Daydreaming – the phone rang.

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“Hello?” She answered

“Hey! It’s me, Chase, this is my sister’s number. You were not answering my calls so I decided to use my sister’s number. Can I invite you for dinner?”

“Dinner? Like, later?”

“Hmm Yeah?”

“But I just had dinner at your house the other night?”

“Is it an issue?”  He asked

“Ah, nah – I – ah.. I’ll let you know later” She answered in a very monotonous voice.

Chase tried asking why she suddenly felt a bit off and was about to ask why she suddenly left the other night.

“Ah, is there any problem Jes?”

“Ah, nah. It’s okay Chase. I just ah, I ah – woke up on the wrong side of the bed.” She answered.



TIFF’S HOUSE

Tiff preparing breakfast for the kids.

Tiff: “Darls! Carlo! Kids come on down.”Shouting. Calling the kids. While preparing for two cups of coffee. “Baby, Mimi has never changed. She still looks sexy”

“Babe, have you checked the latest iPhone?”  Matt, tryna change the topic.

“We just bought the latest two months ago..?” Tiff answered.

“I know, but it’s not for us. It’s for Darlene. I think it’s time to give her a cell phone. Besides she is already a teenager. It’s for her birthday anyway.”

“Awwww, that’s so sweet of you. But baby you don’t have to.”

“No, it’s okay. Let’s buy her one tomorrow.”

Matt — Tryna make things cool. He seemed like he’s hiding something from Tiff.

“So, whatchu think of Mimi? Dom dated her in college right?”

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Matt, turned the TV on and sat on the couch.

“Baby?”  Tiff

“Yeah? I dunno babe. I have no idea.”

Tiff (confused), holding two cups of coffee, one for her and one for Matt.

“You have no idea??? Are you okay? (Giving the other cup to Matt) You were the one who told me that before!? You told me that Mimi and Dom dated? And that Mimi was awesome, and she was good in bed and that is…?? Hmm she is.. ugh.” And suddenly stopped talking for a second.

“Is there anything that I need to know Matt?”  She asked.

“What? What do you mean? There’s none! What are you saying? Come on babe! It’s so early!” Matt became a little vex and for some reason, he decided to just leave Tiff’s house.

After a few minutes.

Tiff talking to Matt over the phone “What is wrong with you?!”

“What is wrong with me? Look, it is so early in the morning and you are such a nagger! Even in front of your children!” Matt yelling.

“I WAS JUST ASKING YOU, WHY WERE YOU SO ANGRY ABOUT IT? I DON’T UNDERSTAND! MY GOD.” Dropped the call.

Matt headed to the coffee shop right away.



Lexie: “Are you ready Phoeb?”

“I don’t think I can make it dude!”

“HAVE THE COURAGE… Remember? It’s better to try than not to. At least, you get an answer. What if it’s a yes?”  Lexie answered

“And what if it’s a NO?!” scaredy-cat

“Whatevs! Let’s just try it okay? Do not be a cowardly dog, you idiot! Get ready! I’ll be there by 1.”



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Cy: “Hmm, not sure yet. Maybe I will just go to the cafe and read some stories.”

Pots: “Alright, text me or call me when you are already there. I will ask Caleb to drop me off at the cafe after we finish the invites”

“Will do.”



RING.. RING..

“Jess! Coffee later? I hate Matt!” 

“Ugh. Okay. But Tiff I don’t have any plans of going out today, can we just have coffee at home? Come over here. Call Yassy and let’s talk it over a cup of coffee. What happened?”

“I dunno. I think he is hiding something.I hafta figure out. I’ll call Yassy and we’ll be there at 1.”



1PM – that same day (Phoebe’s house)

Honk! Honk!

(Phoeb, in a hurry, locking the door, with her black backpack, wore his cap and hopped into Lexie’s car)

Lexie: “Ready?”

Phoeb: “I dunno. But, do I have a choice?”

Lexie:  “THE FUDGE! Do you want this or not?”

“I do! I do! I was just kidding! haha Let’s go!”



1PM – that same day (Ronnie’s cafe)

Ronnie – about to sit at the table at the corner where Matt is. “Sorry dude, busy day. So what’s up? What happened?”

“It’s ok. Like as if I’m a customer here! I can manage. I even know how to prepare my own coffee.” Shaking his head. “Dude, I think I’m dead.”

“What the heck did you do?”

“I dunno, I got caught in the middle. I just showed Tiff like I got mad, but the truth is, I do not know what else to do. She kept on asking me about Mimi.”

“Uh-oh. You’re really dead man! I think it’s better if you tell Tiff right away.”



1PM – that same day (Jessica’s house)

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“So what made you think he is hiding something from you?”

“Come on Yas! He just got mad! Like as if I did something really bad! I was only asking him about Mimi. That’s it.”

Jess: “Oh okay wai-wait. You mean Mimi? Mimi the Do-you-have-a-car-girl?”

“Exactly!”  Tiff answered

“What do you mean Do-you-have-a-car-girl?”

“Well, Mimi, would always go for a guy who has a car. She won’t date you if you do not have a car. Regardless of your relationship status. Single, taken, married as long as you have a car. Old or new. handsome or not.. SHE- would date you.” Tiff answered.

“What the! For real?”

“Well, for the last few years that you were in the US Yas, that has been an issue. We even heard that she dated John Delos Reyes, Mark Felipe, Christian Lim, Anthony Ching, Carl, Nick and the rest of the gang. One group – one girl. The truth is – we didn’t mind. We never thought it’ll be an issue, besides we do not care. Plus, she never dated anybody in our group. But right after we saw her at the party of Dino..” (Shocked. Became a bit quiet. Thought of something.)

Yas: “Oh my God Jess! Do you think???” 

“Oh my! No girls!!!!”Tiff

Took their cups and sipped altogether.



CAFE 

Lexie and Phoebe hiding outside.

Lexie: “There she is!! Go to her now and I will just order. I will be the one to do the thing.”

“Okay! Wish me luck!” Phoebe — a little nervous.

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Phoebe: “Hey Cy!”

Cy, focused on the story, looked at her and greeted Phoebe. “Hey Phoeb! Who you with?”

“Ah, Lexie, he’s at the counter. Ordering some coffee.”  Answered timidly.

“Ah okay. oh. Ordering? Over the counter? But, he can order here? Why does he have to order there?”

“Ah oh yeah. Uhm, he needs to go to the restroom too.” WHEW!

Cy, still reading, didn’t actually mind. “Hmm would you like to move to a different spot?”

“Sure! I think we can just sit at the smoking area. You know, Lexie smokes.”

“Alright, no problem.” 

Heading outside of the cafe, Phoebe trying to look for Lexie, opened the door for Cy who is still reading some stories on her iPad.

AT THE COUNTER…

Lexie: “Boss Ronnie, we really need your help. Here’s the plan”

SMOKING AREA:

“You really like reading huh?” Phoebe asked Cy while grabbing one chair from the other table

“I am not a fan of reading. I love watching instead. And you know that. But the stories here do not always have a happy ending. REALITY you know.. Unlike in movies. These are like real stories. And I like the writer. Given the chance to meet her in person, I definitely would have the best day of my life.”

Phoebe smiled. “But it says here that she is an anonymous writer right? So how are you gonna see her”

“I dunno.”  She answered.

“Hey! What’s up what’s up?! Yours.” (Lexie, giving the coffee to Phoebe and pinched her finger to let her know that everything is all set. Sat down and took a stick of a cigar.)



INSIDE THE CAFE

Matt: “So what do I do? Should I tell her? How? When? I dunno. This is gonna be a very big issue. I mean, you know Mimi.” 

“Where is she now? I mean Tiff.” Rica asked. “Hon, can you get me a cup of coffee too, please. Thank you. (Talking to Ronnie)

“She isn’t responding. Kept on texting her and I even called her several times. But na-ah. Well, she usually goes to Jessica’s house.”



JESSICA’S HOUSE..

 Yass: “So you think?…… You really think it happened that time huh?

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Jess, slicing a piece of cake.

“Well, the only thing to figure that out is to call Chelsea.” Jess answered. “Try this out! Bought it in Laguna when I visited my grandma last Friday. 

“If that is so, then let’s call her now!” Tiff hurriedly took her phone and dialed Chealsea’s number.

“Wow! This tastes really good.” Yass took a bite.

“It is indeed. Brazo de Fernando from Tedz  Sta. Cruz, Laguna.”

“It’s just ringing! Is she busy?” Tiff asked.

“No idea. Or maybe she has an event today.”

“Maybe it’s better if we visit her sometime soon? Coffee maybe?” Yass suggested.

“That’s a great idea.”

“So where is Matt now?”

“I do not know. Or maybe at the cafe.” Responded Tiff.



SMOKING AREA

Rica: “Ladies? Excuse me.”

Phoebe and Lexie looking at each other. Cy was a bit confused. Put down her ipad and looked at Rica.

“Yes Miss Rica?”  Lexie pretended he doesn’t know anything.

Rica: “Ah, my husband gave handed these to me and asked told me that somebody came here yesterday and left this here. They were actually looking for you (looking at Cy)”

Cy, shocked: “Huh? Me? Left something? But I was here yesterday.”

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“Well, yeah, I believe, an hour right after you left. The person looked okay though.” (Handed the bouquet of flowers with a card that says “You always look beautiful with that smile, Cyril”) A paper bag which has a teddy bear inside, And this. Paid for it yesterday and asked me to give you the coffee that you always order here. — So enjoy your day girls! See you around. I’ll get back to work.” Gave Lexie and Phoebe a wink!

Cy – still shocked. “Who could it be? I mean, I never talked to anybody here except you guys!”

Lexie and Phoebe still looking at each other. Confused. A little tensed though.

“Maybe one of your stalkers? Fans?” Lexie said.

“I swear, I do not have any idea. But the flowers are beautiful though… Wait. You guys ain’t playing me a joke huh?”

“And why would we do that?” Lexie asked.

“Ugh. Nah. I dunno. I just thought of it.” 

Phoebe suddenly sent Lexie a message. “Where did you get the flowers???”

“I dunno! I only handed the bear and paid for the coffee and told Boss Ronie to pretend that someone was looking for her yesterday!”



Jessica’s house. at 6pm

Phone ringing.

Jess preparing dinner for the girls.

Yas: “Jess! Your cell phone is ringing!” Looked at it. “Hey!!! It’s Chase!”

Jessica, heard it. Heard that Chase is calling her. But she didn’t say a word.

Tiff: “Jess? Chase is on the phone?!”

Girls started to wonder why she ain’t responding. And not even answering the call.

Yas went to the kitchen and showed Jessica her phone. “3 missed calls, dear. Something wrong? I thought you guys are now ok? I mean you were there last time. You had dinner with his family? Right?”

“Something happened?” Tiff.

Jessica, preparing the table. “Ah. nah. I dunno. I just felt like, were okay that night. Yes. But.. (stopped for a moment). But I don’t think it is right. I mean yeah, we are friends.”

“I ain’t seeing anything wrong with that? Both of you are single.” Yas, While trying to taste the chicken on the table.

Jessica opened the fridge — And slightly closed it — looked at the two girls. “That’s what I actually thought as well.”

“Okay. So oh my God, you mean he is not single?” Tiff asked.

“I am not sure. But I do not know if I am interested in figuring out.”

Yas: “And why do you think is he calling you?”

“Oh we are always like this. Like we talk once in a while. Then a gap. Then talk again. Then a gap. Talk – gap -talk – gap. He was asking me dinner today though. Maybe that’s why he’s calling again. He called me this morning.”

“But courtesy at least Jess? Tell him you ain’t available?” Tiff.

“I dunno. I just don’t feel like talking to any guys today.”



CAFE..

Ronnie: “Hey! It’s been a long time. Heard that you and Jess are dating again. Or aren’t you? Whe’ where is she?”

Chase: “That’s actually the reason why I am here. I am looking for her. Didn’t she come here today? She told me she works here all the time.”

Matt: Nah dude. She didn’t. But most probably they are having a girls night out. My girlfriend is also there. Didn’t you call her?”

Chase: “I tried. But she didn’t answer.”

Ronnie: “Oh these girls. Uncontrolled huff you know. Anything to drink Chase?”

Chase: “Oh! Sure! Great, I’ll try your coffee of the day?”



“Hey, girls! Wow! What a beautiful set of flowers. Ugh. This is??”  Pots just arrived.

“Well, somebody gave it to me and I still do not have any idea who is it from,” Cy answered.

“Oh, my G! You have a stalker!!!! He must be very handsome, and hot and oh my God!!! This is it!!!! You better find him” Pots, very enthusiastic while thinking who the guy is — or it is really a guy?

Lexie and Phoebe looked at each other.

Phoebe felt a little bad about it. And Lexie suddenly sent him a message.

1 message received!

It’s okay. Don’t mind them. They actually do not know who the sender is. So that’s fine. Don’t feel bad. Let’s figure out who that is.



Ronnie: “Would you guys like to go out tonight? Catch up?”

Chase: “It’s fine with me. My treat!”

 “Sounds great!” Matt said.

The boys went out for a drink. Rica went home already. The three girls are still at Jessica’s house. The teens went home already.



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Phoeb: “Oh my g! What am I gonna do!!!!”

Called Lexie right away. RING! RING!

“Lex!!! the fudge. She texted me! She’s asking me if I can accompany her tomorrow. She needs to buy something for Pots’ wedding!”

“Girl! You know what to do. Push! Goodluck.” Lexie answered

“But I am still wondering who that asshole is?!” Phoebe talking about the flower sender.

“Phoeb I’m already sleepy. Let’s talk about it later.”  CALL ENDED

“Sure! I’ll be there tomorrow before lunch?” Phoebe replied to Cyril’s message.

“Oh great! Thanks, Phoeb! You’re the best! See you tomorrow! Goodnight! Kisses!” Cy replied.

PHOEBE – can’t breathe.



Matt: “So Chase, how long do you plan to stay here? Or are you staying for good?”

“I am still actually trying to weigh things first. Well, I will, of course, have to stay for my kid Yanna, as you know, her mother and I separated a few years ago. Her mother already has a new husband and I am only responsible for looking after Yanna.”  Chase answered.

“You are still good dad! I can’t believe Jessica let go of you in the past.” Ronnie butt in.

“Ah. Nope. It was actually my choice then. I never really noticed her. I was only into playing computer games way back and I was not into getting committed. And then one day, I saw a post from my friends on facebook and she was tagged in the photo. And I asked my friend if it’s Jessica. And they said yes. I tried finding her right away for some reason that I do not know, but things are getting really hard for the both of us. Fate leads us to a different path.” Grabbed a bottle of beer and took a sip.

“What do you mean?” Matt asked.

“Way back after I graduated from High school, I never saw her again. I got the chance to though, but she was with someone else that time. And when she was studying in college, I got the chance to see her at a bar in the metro but she was with her friends so I didn’t call her. When I added her on facebook and started talking to her again, I thought she isn’t interested in me anymore. And then I tried again when I got back home this month but something happened last week.”

Matt and Ronnie looked at each other.

“I invited her at home last week to hang out and catch up. My mom saw her and invited her over for dinner.” He explained.

“That’s it? I’m not seeing anything wrong with that.” Ronnie said

“But that’s just not it. That same night my sisters asked me to buy a drink for all of us and asked her to stay for a little while so we can bond more. It was okay at first. Heard my kid Yanna crying so I had to ran to her room and check her up. When I got back my sisters told me that she went home.”  He added

“But what was the problem? I mean, why did she suddenly leave?”

“I got mad at my siblings I thought they did something bad to make her leave but I realized that Jess and my sisters are very close friends. So I tried calling her again. But no answer. Sent her a message and asked her if something is wrong. Until I received a message late that night.” Took a deep breath. “It was Jess saying she received a message from Donna telling her that she saw Jess at the gate of our house and that she wants to fix things with us so its better for Jess to back off.” 

“Wow! That was close! So what did you do? What is your decision by the way?” Matt asked

“I actually do not have any idea. But as you know, Donna gave up on me the day I got back to Dubai and she chose to stay with a different guy only because she cannot stand a long distance relationship. Jessica has been there for me and is still a good friend of mine even if I never liked before.” Chase answered

“Well, dude, we know her well. Even if she really likes the person and even if she has already fallen in love with him, she’d still do the right thing. Well for at least that’s what we know about her.” Ronnie explained

“And she has gone through a lot but she never showed us that she is in pain. She is a very strong person. So you really wouldn’t know if she’s mad or not.” Matt added

The guys decided to just call it a night after a few more bottles. Left the bar and all went home.



The following morning.

Honk! Honk!

“Wow! You are so early! Why are you so excited?! But that’s okay. So we can still hang out later after I finish what I need to buy.”

“Let’s go?” Phoebe asked Cy with a smile while hopping into the car

While driving…

Phoebe: “Hmm? You ain’t holding your iPad?”

“Well, it’s just you and me inside the car. I don’t want to look rude reading and just let you drive. Besides, I might feel dizzy and let’s talk about stuff. You know what?” Stretched her left arm to the headrest of the car and sat comfortably. “I still do not have any idea who the flower sender is.”

“And are you interested in finding him?” Phoebe asked.

“Well only to find out who he is. Make friends or something? Or just to say thank you.” Cy answered

“If it is someone that you know, how would you feel about it?”

“Phoeb if it’s someone that I know, he must have a good reason why he chose to stay anonymous when he can just give the flowers to me personally.” Cy answered



1 new message received! 

Jess, just woke up and stretching. Scratched her eyes. And yawn. Took her phone and checked it.

“Ugh. 7 missed calls and 9 messages received!? Who are these people?” Checked her messages one by one.

“Tiff, ugh okay. Uncle Chi. Ryan. Gilbert and uh..”

Chase: good morning.

Chase: are you up already?

Chase: Can we talk?

Chase: please hit me up when you are awake.

Chase: please lets talk.

Put the phone down and went back to sleep. Opened her eyes again. Took the phone again and replied to Chase.

“Okay. Let’s see later”



Yawning. “Ugh headache. This is what I hate the most. I really don’t like this feeling.” Yas

“Hey, girls! The queen is up! Morning! Hangover sucks. Let me know if we will go to Chelsea today. I will have to drop by the cafe first. I will also bring the invitation for my birthday.”

Message sent!



Ronnie’s Cafe – morning

“Morning! Oh. It’s just you?” Yas

“Ah Ma’am no, sir Ronnie is inside.” Guard

“Oh. Okay. Can I just leave this here and just give it to —

“Yassy??” Ronnie saw her.

“Ahm. Yeah. I just dropped by to give this to you. Invitation. For my ah bday this October.”

“Would love to be there,” Ronnie answered excitedly.

“Ugh. Kindly tell Rica to come to.” Yassy added.

“Ugh isn’t ah – the group bonding?” Ronnie asked.

“Isn’t she part of the group? She is your wife so I believe she has to be there too.”

“Ah okay. If you say so.”

“Alright, I will leave now. I have a lot of client meetings today.”

“Oh! Ugh. Yassy? Coffee?”

“Ah it’s okay I already had coffee at home.”

“I insist. Please stay. Even for 30 minutes.”

Yassy just smirked, smiled, put down her bag on the table and sat down the couch.



At the mall..

“Is there anything else that we need to buy here?” Phoebe asked Cyril

“No, I don’t think so. I think we still have time to hang out. Coffee? My treat” Cy offered.

“Oh no! It’s okay. I’ll pay for it. Where would you like to hang out?” Phoeb insisted

“Whatevs Phoeb. My treat okay? Come!” Grabbed Phoebe’s hand and ran to the coffee shop.

PHOEBE: shocked.



Matt: Message sent!

Baby, pls. talk to me. I am sorry about what happened yesterday. I just really felt bad because you were nagging me in the morning.

Tiff: 1 New Message received!

Read the message, put the phone down and took a bath.



Honk! Honk!

Yassy shouting “Tiff!! Jess!! I am already here! Let’s go… It’s a 3-hour drive we have to go now”  honk! honk!

“Coming! Let’s go, Jess!” Tiff headed to Jessica’s house this morning and waited for Yassy there. The girls are leaving for a 3-hour drive to see Chelsea. The boys really do not have any idea about this vacay.



Chelsea’s house

“Mom, my friends will visit us today. We will be going out this noon to have coffee. Is there any errand that you would like me to run first?”

“Na-uh honey! You go, it’s fine. You can take a rest today and unwind. You deserve that.”

“Thanks, mom!” Chealsea answered

Who is Chelsea? Will the girls find out what happened to Matt and Mimi at Dom’s party? Who is the flower sender? What was Jessica’s reason why she suddenly felt off towards Chase? Is the 30-min talk at the cafe enough for Ronnie to tell Yas how he feels about getting jealous? Where is Jerry?

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Something I need (Love Story)

Something I need.. Chapter 1


©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

“Being SINGLE is not a PROBLEM.. Being ALONE is..”

Chapter I

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”

.One Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKCGBgOgp08



CHAPTER 1

“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)

(https://singlemoms14.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/didnt-we-almost-have-it-all-the-sumilon-island-story-cebu-philippines/)

“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!” 

“That’s Pots.”

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)”

“Ouch!” Giggling.

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.

“CHEERS!!” Everyone.

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.

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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…

Ring! Ring!

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”

https://theanonymouswritersnotebook.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/blog-post-title/

“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!” 

Ring! Ring!

“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.) 

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Message sent!

 

 

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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 

Chase Castillo

“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

Accepted!

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!



14169752_208352189568142_429056863_n “Oh fudge! The queen is up! She’s typing a message..”

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“Oh! My he’s up early.”

Message sent!

Jerry calling.

“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!”



CAFE.. 

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.

Door Opened…

“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.

Door opened…

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!” 

(https://singlemoms14.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/serendipity-or-just-a-planned-move/)

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.



Door opened

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.



September

“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.

Beep! Beep!

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.

RING! RING!

“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 —

“Tiff?!?!?! Matt?!?!” 

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.

Well..

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

https://theanonymouswritersnotebook.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/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.

Mimi sniggered.

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”



CAFE

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, Cy!”

“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.”

RING!! RING!!

“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.”

Lexie, CONFUSED.“Huh?”

“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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