everybody knows i’m a night person. in fact, that is one (if not the only) of the reasons that brought me to the downtown area of davao (not to mention an hour of traffic and pollution everyday to school and vice versa). like any ordinary 20-year-old-doomed-with-a-boring-life, i would always want to go out on a friday or saturday (or any) night as long as the company’s good.
so was last sunday’s dawn.
i was invited by a friend (around 2am) to a relatively new bar somewhere downtown. excitement was so-so. syempre mejo may idea na ako what to expect sa place. but i’ll keep the anonimity of the place for personal reasons.
so we were there — the three of us. one is simeon, the other is eli. simeon invited, eli was just also invited but the three of us are friends in school. :p
eli seemed uncomftable while we were sitting on a couch near the dancefloor. well he immediately admitted may iniiwasan daw sya. so he asked me to pretend to be his boyfriend para daw hindi makalapit. tama ba yun?? sige na nga lang. kawawa naman sya. para syang batang napagalitan ng nanay dahil nabasag ang vase — if only you saw him live. *laughs*
fast forward to 4am.
until one schoolmate came. with him is another guy who looked so di-na-lang-ko-magtell. more beers were dropped on the table. and because i refused to drink that time, somebody from the so many people na nakikijoin sa aming crowd said, “yeah, the casual nerd.” ampota, paki nya diba?
so mga 5am na nun. mejo maliwanag na and all. mr. schoolmate, siguro hindi na napigilan, asked eli: “kayo ba ni vince?”
i didn’t know too well how to react. pero parang may demonyo ata na sumapi kay eli at sinabi nyang.. “no! pero soon to be… later to be.”
“you look good together,” with a smile pa yun nung sinabi ni mr. schoolmate.
and so we thought it was all that. hindi pala.
“he’s my boyfriend!” dagdag niya, sabay turo sa guy na di-na-lang-ko-magtell.
i would love to tell him that time how we knew so well about it. good thing naconfirm nya. lalaki nga talaga ang gusto ni schoolmate. at nagtawanan ang mga mata ni simeon, eli at vince.
ayun na, eli dragged me away from the place sabay sabing “we have to go now!”
sabi naman ni mr. schoolmate, “you two, be safe.”
and we really were safe then. naghanap lang naman kami ng noodles e. beef sa kanya, chicken for me. haha.
regarding simeon, yeah, he was there and he had his own business. pero sumunod din sya. beef din gusto nya. oha..
halos everyday ko pa rin nakikita si simeon, eli at mr. schoolmate sa school. feeling close na kaming lahat. wala akong paki. lalo na kayo, diba?