Their Secrets

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Chapter Twenty-Two: Party

(Sherg's POV)

"Lyn, hurry up! It's 7:30 pm already. We're late."

I complained. I really don't want to be late. The party will start at 8:00 pm.

"Urgh! Wait."

Lyn said while putting guns in her gun pocket that is located on her legs. Dalawa talaga.

"Para handa."

She winked at me.

"Para namang may mangyayari doon."

Sabi ni Des at nagdala na rin ng pocket knife.

Sila na ang handa habang ako, wala. Wala akong dala kundi ang sarili ko lang.

"Let's go. The car is here."

I said and went out of the dorm.

"Uyy! Luke."

Lyn greeted him. It's just a miracle that Lyn called him at his first name only.

"You look stunning."

He complimented while looking at her seriously.

Wait, what?

"Hoy, Luke. Tigilan mo nga iyan. Ang sagwa."

Iritang sabi ni Des pero tinawanan lang siya ni Luke.

"Let's go?"

Aya ni Luke kaya tumango kami at sumakay na sa kotse.

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We're already here at the venue and all I can say is... wow!

It has some royal sense to it. The path where the guests will walk was covered with red carpet. The hall where the party will be held was huge. Oh wait--- huge is not enough to describe the place. Everything was so sumptuous.

Oh well, what do I expect?

All schools that are connected to this university were also invited. No wonder. Pinaghandaan talaga.

I hope there will be no tragic will happen.

We had our grand entrance and of course, all of them were looking at us. Others were shocked and the rest were drooling over Luke.

Crush ng campus eh. Prof nga lang.

Flashes of cameras everywhere...and I hate it. Nakakasilaw!

"Their Secrets yan diba?"

"Oo! Ang astig nila."

"Tsk. Mas pretty naman ako."

"Maganda nga, di ka naman cool at astig tulad nila."

"You want me to remove your scholarship?"

"Tsk. Ang pretty mo talaga, girl."

Napatawa na lang ako sa narinig ko. Tuloy lang ang lakad namin hanggang sa nakarating kami sa bakanteng upuan.

"Janlyn! Sherg! Des!"

I heard someone shouted so we looked to see who was it.

"Krystalyn!!!"

Sabay naming sigaw. Sigaw talaga. I don't care if the students will think that we're unsophisticated just because we're shouting like there's no tomorrow. Wala eh. Ganito talaga kami.

"Good to see you again, guys."

Krystal said while kissing our cheeks. She sat beside me.

"Mag-isa ka lang? Asan si Kyle?"

Lyn asked and looked around to find Kyle.

"Kumuha lang ng maiinom."

Krystal said while a sweet smile is plastered on her face. How I miss this girl.

"So, how are you? Balita ko, iba na kayo."

Pahabol niya.

"Di naman. Nga pala, kumusta ka na? I mean, kayo? After how many years."

I asked to avoid her topic.

"Ito, happy na."

Sabi niya at ngumiti ng malapad. Hmm. Kinikilig.

"Hi guys."

Kyle greeted and sat beside Krystal.

"Wow! Ang pogi na ah."

Tukso ni Lyn kay Kyle.

"Bakit? Pogi naman ako dati pa ah."

Sabi ni Kyle at inakbayan si Krystal.

"Hindi din."

Natatawang sabi ni Lyn kaya tumawa din kami. Namiss ko rin tuksuhin 'tong isang 'to.

Kyle whispered something to Krystal that made her nod her head while smiling at him. It's good to see that they're happily in love with each other.

Nagkwentuhan muna kami at nagkamustahan habang kumakain. At syempre di rin nawala ang asaran.

Krystalyn is also our best friend since high school. She's one of us but not really though. Hindi siya masyadong sumasama sa mga trip namin kasi strict ang parents niya. And we also witnessed their love story.

I'm grateful that their school was also invited cause if not, we will not have this mini reunion.

"Sayaw tayo, hon."

Kyle suggested

"Ayun! Hon daw oh."

Pang-aasar ni Des na sinabayan naman namin.

"Hahaha! Sayaw muna kami."

Paalam ni Krystal sa amin at naglakad na.

Maya-maya ay may lumapit sa akin.

"Sherg, can we dance?!"

James shouted. The music was too loud so it's either we have to whisper or to shout to hear each other.

"Sure."

Sabi ko at tumayo na. Maybe it's not bad to socialize.

(Lyn's POV)

So ganun? Ako na lang mag-isa? Sumasayaw na kasi si Sherg at Des kaya alone ako dito.

"Lyn, ayaw mong sumayaw?"

Tanong ni Luke.

Sa totoo lang, gusto ko talagang sumayaw kaso 'albatraoz' ang music. Di ko type mag-sayaw ng famous dance sa maraming tao. Joke lang yung albatraoz.

"Sayaw tayo."

Aya niya sa akin.

"Huwag na. Baka bukas, trending na ang hashtag na '#ProfAndStudentTogether'."

Sabi ko at humalukipkip.

"Oo nga no?"

Sabi niya at kinamot ang batok.

"Luke, sayaw tayo."

Sabi ng Prof na babae. Magkaedad lang yata sila. I mean kami.

Kumunot ang noo ni Luke at tumingin sakin.

"Sige na. Sayaw na kayo."

Nakangiting sabi ko at naglakad na sila. Balik loner tuloy ako.

(Des' POV)

Sumayaw na kami ng--- sa totoo lang hindi ko talaga kilala kung sino ito. Pero bahala na! Ang saya!

Sayaw dito. Sayaw doon.

Ang saya na sana nang biglang nag-iba ang tugtug. Tsk. Ang saya na nun eh.

Hahawakan ko na sana ang kamay ng kasayaw ko nang may humatak sa akin. Ano bang problema niya? Kung makahatak akala mo wala akong takong. Ihampas ko ito sa kanya eh.

"Ano ba'ng problema mo?"

Tanong ko pagkatapos niya akong hatakin.

"Can I have this dance?"

Nanlaki ang aking mata sa kanyang sinabi.

"Ayos ka lang ba, Aso?"

Tanong ko. Aba! Malay ko! Baka mamaya nalipasan ito ng gutom.

"Can I?"

Tanong niya sa isang napakaseryosong tono.

Umiwas ako ng tingin. Ewan ko ba! Nahiya ako bigla.

Bakit ganito?

"R-rand."

Nauutal kong sabi.

Hinawakan niya ang aking kamay at ipinatong ito sa kanyang batok. Hinawakan niya rin ang aking bewang.

Hindi pa rin ako makatingin sa kanya. Wooh! Parang kinukuryente ako.

"Can you just look in my eyes...only?"

Seryosong sabi ni Rand. Dahan-dahan akong tumingin sa kanya. Kumikislap ang kanyang mga mata habang seryosong tumitingin sa akin.

Ngumiti siya sa akin. Hindi iyong ngiti na nang-aasar. Kundi iyong sinserong ngiti.

Wooh! Hindi ako makahinga. Ano ba ito?

(Sherg's POV)

From disco music to romantic. Seriously?

Lumingon ako sa kasayaw ko. Nasaan na yun? Di ko na siya mahanap.

I was about to return to my seat when someone held my arm.

"Suk?"

Takang tawag ko sa kanya.

"Can we dance?"

He asked that made my brows to arch.

"No way! This is my first dance. I don't want to spend it with you."

Inis kong sabi sa kanya. This is ridiculous. He already got my first kiss. And now he will also take my first dance? Sinuswerte yata siya.

And besides, I was embarrassed at what I did yesterday. Who wouldn't be? I just kissed him on his lips in front of our friends. And knowing the fact that we're not in a relationship.

He held my waist and looked at me intently.

Urgh! I hate this!

"I told you, I will be your first and last of everything until forever."

He said in a sweet tone.

"I hate you."

Gigil kong sabi sa kanya pero nag-ngising aso lang siya. Kainis!

"You hate me? Oh! We'll gonna change that. We'll change that into 'you love me'."

He said and smiled like an indiot.

"What a boast."

I whispered.

"Ang cute mo pag naiinis."

Natatawang sambit niya. Was that a compliment?

"Shut up."

Sabi ko at kinurot ang braso niya pero tumawa lang siya. Aiish!

(Lyn's POV)

Ang ganda ng music ah. Gusto ko na tuloy sumayaw kaso wala akong kapares.

"Hi, Janlyn."

Bati ni Ty. Oh! Nandito pala siya.

"Hello! Bakit nandito ka?"

Kumunot ang noo niya sa tinanong ko.

"I mean... wala ka bang kasayaw?"

Sana wala para ako nalang.

"Meron."

Meron naman pala eh. Bakit siya nandito?

"Okay."

Sabi ko umiwas ng tingin.

"Pwede ba kitang maisayaw, Lyn?"

Tanong niya at inilahad ang kamay niya. Napakunot ang noo ko. Diba may kasayaw na siya?

"Huh? Diba, may kasayaw ka na?"

Takang tanong ko sa kanya.

"Yeah. And it's...you."

Ngiting sabi niya sa akin.

"Bakit ako?"

Tanong ko habang tinuturo ang sarili ko.

"Cause I only want...you."

Sabi niya at pumungay ang mata.

Ayy! Gusto daw niya ako. Asa pa.

"Ah okay."

Sabi ko at tumayo na. Inalalayan niya ako patungo sa dance floor.

"Is this your first dance, Lyn?"

Tanong niya habang nakangiting nakatingin sa akin.

"Nope."

Biglang nawala ang ngiti niya.

"Ahh."

Kumunot ang noo ko. Was it just me? Mukha siyang disappointed.

Napangiti ako.

"Bakit?"

Tanong niya.

Tumingin ako kela Sherg at Suk na nagsasayaw. Nakabusangot si Sherg habang si Suk naman ay nakangiti.

Ang cute nila. Sana magkatuluyan sila.

"Kasi first dance 'to ni Sherg. At si Suk pa ang kapares niya."

Nakangiti kong sabi habang nakatingin pa rin kela Sherg.

"Really? Well in that case, pareho pala kami."

Napatingin ako sa kanya dahil sa kanyang sinabi.

"Talaga?"

Manghang tanong ko. Tumango naman siya bilang sagot.

First dance niya 'to? Tapos, ako pa ang kapares niya? Parang ang swerte ko naman yata.

Napangiti ulit ako.

"This is not my first dance, pero iba ang nararamdaman ko."

Biglang sabi ko.

"Really? Why?"

Tanong niya habang nakatingin pa rin samin.

Bigla naman akong nahiya sa sinabi ko.

"Wala."

Sabi ko at umiwas ng tingin.

Inangat niya ang baba ko para makatingin ako sa kanya.

Ewan ko ba! Pero habang nakatingin ako sa kanya, parang ayaw ko nang bawiin.

Sumayaw kami habang nakatingin sa kanya. Not until...

Dark invaded the hall.

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