Chapter 2 - Visitor
She’s sipping her tea while watching the stars in the sky, she’s in the rooftop of her Coffee shop, Witch Cafe. Five years mula ng itinayo niya ito, marami rami narin siyang mga patron na dumadayo sa cafe niya.
“Miss Rozen nandito na po sila”
She look at the five people, from her position nakikita niya sa baba ang pagpasok nilang lima sa Cafe.
I nodded to Yana.
When they saw me umupo na sila sa kanya kanya nilang upuan. We are on a round table at naka ready na sa mesa ang snacks at mga inumin na gusto nila.
“Rozen how are you?” si Jill na sinisimulan ng inumin ang paborita niyang milktea.
“Zen I have something to tell you Ceri-” Nagring bigla ang phone ni Alexus Vismont.
This guy is the grandson of Alex Vismont, the one and only heir of Vismont Corps., the Vismont Family and the Monteverde Clan are the most powerful family in the country, the two families are even called the Pillars of the Country. He is also the childhood friend of my sister Cerise. His one of the people who help me para makabangon ako sa dark past ko.
“Si Cerise” Alexus said. Napatingin kaming lima sa kanya.
“Answer it, loudspeaker” Sagot ko.
“Please I let me talk to her, I missed her” si Cerise, biglang nanikip ang dibdib ko ng marinig ang boses nito. How long has its been mula ng maramdaman ang emosyon na tu?
“I’m sorry Cerise” Alexus answered. Alexus is one of my loyal friends kahit pa na may gusto ito sa kapatid ko he never use the information about me para lang mapalapit sa kapatid ko.
“Why wouldn’t you let me talk to her!? She’s my sister!”
Natahimik si Alexus, he didn’t answer her. Alexus is just looking at me, alam ko naawa na ito kay Cerise.
“You already found her years ago but why?! I missed her already please I just want to see her” I can hear Cerise sobs.
“Stop crying my dear sister”
Nagulat naman silang lima ng magsalita ako, I signal Alexus to turn his phone off.
“ATE?!HELLO ATE!? HELLO ATE ROZEN!” and the line cut off.
“Rozen! Why did you that!?” Faith Milton asked. Faith is also my friend, a close one. She’s the one who save me when I was brutally beaten. She save my life.
“Its okay, pagod na rin akong tumambay” kalmado kong sagot.
“You mean magpapakita ka na sa pamilya mo?” si Ariz.
“Of course! Para matigil na si Blood sa pagbantay sa galaw mo Riz” Sagot ko.
“Duh! Let him!” Mataray na sagot ni Ariz, I guess she still like my brother, when we were young she has this huge crush on brother.
“When will that be?” Luther Grimalde asked. I smiled to him apart from twin brother I also see Luther as my brother sabagay in the future magiging kapatid ko na rin ito, well his dating my sister, Crimson yung nga lang sekreto dahil hanggang ngayon galit parin si Dad sa mga Grimalde.
“How about Jill’s engagement party?“Nabilaukan bigla si Jill.
“What the heck Rozen!”
“So you got some invitation?” I nodded on Alexus.
I saw Jill rolled her eyes.
“Yep, mukhang isasabay ng mga Monteverde ang announcement ng engagement mo sa Annual Gala nila” sagot ko.
“Alam niyo its kinda weird, ang akala ko isa lang ang tagapagmana ng mga Monteverde yun pala dalawa, When I was fifteen I was informed na ipapakasal ako dun sa isa tapos nung mag Nineteen na ako dun na naman sa kakambal nito ako engage, ano ako laruan? Are they making fun of me?” Asar na asar na sabi ni Jill.
“You still have no choice they are too powerful and you’re family will benefit if ever na matuloy ang engagement mo, and you don’t even care kung sino sa dalawa ang mapapangasawa mo” Ariz state. Jill grinned tama kasi si Ariz as long as hindi pakikialaman si Jill ng future husband niya everything will be fine.
“Mukhang na eexcite tuloy ako sa engagement party ko, Rozen will be there!” Jill said.
“Are you sure about it Rozen?”
“I’ll be representing the Zenos Group”
“What!?” Lahat sila nagulat sa sinabi ko.
Then they all smiled and grinned.
“I was not planning to attend the Gala but now knowing these? I’ll be on my fabulous dress on your Engagement Night Jill”
“So magpapakita ka na talaga sa pamilya mo?”
“I’m attending the Gala because of Zenos not my family, I think MV Group will give something for me I guess its a thank you gift for choosing them”
“Ganyan talaga sila they give something on the company they collaborated, its their way to slap their competitors” Alexus said.
“Nice” I commented.
“Akalain mo ang Monteverde lang pala ang magpapalabas sayo sa lungga mo” Faith is laughing. Napailing na lang ako, we are catching up dahil matagal tagal na din mula ng magkita silang anim. Seeing her friends she can feel some emotions pero pagwala naman ang mga ito everything is black and white to her, she’s so empty inside.
“Hi Bro welcome back!”
“You’re getting married”
“Engagement party palang Raige!”
“At least you get a hold on her already”
“Still not finding the girl?”
Raige nodded. Its almost nine years now, hindi pa rin niya nahahanap ang babaeng iyon. Alam niya na she’s no ordinary woman pero hindi siya nawawalan ng pag asa na mahanap ito. He cn feel it na malapit na ang araw ng pagkikita nila.
“Para kang si Blood hinahanap din niya yung kakambal niya, si Rozen”
“Nawawala kakambal niya?” Rouge nodded.
“Yes and its been eight years, lumayas daw ito sa kanila her sister was kidnapped and brutally beaten by some gang group, her sister was pregnant that time at dahil sa nangyari nakunan ito
“Atleast si Blood kilala niya yung hinahanap niya eh ikaw? Ang naalala mo lang her name, ano ngayon? Vyn?”
Sinamaan niya ng tingin ang kakambal niya. Nine years ago she met this woman, they both save each other. That faithful night I was poisoned, its ackind of sex drugs that if ever I will not sleep with a woman that night I might die. Kakaiba ang drugs na yun, you won’t feel hot just like some Aphrodisiac, its your own will to sleep with a woman. Supposedly para iyon sa kapatid niya ang poison pero siya ang nakainom, nagkamali ang inutusan. His even thinking that time to call his family to say goodbye, he was too diplomatic that, he can’teven imagine to sleep with a woman outside marriage.
I saw a girl running on the hallway of the Hotel I was staying she wrapped herself with a blanket, alam kong wala siyang kahit na anong suot sa ilalim nun. Halata sa mukha nito na may iniinda ito, her face was so red. Nang tumapat ito sa kwartu ko hinila ko ito bigla, I covered her mouth she almost screamed at me. I signaled her to keep quiet and she nodded.
“Nasaan na yun!? Hanapin niyo! Malilintikan tayo kay Boss!”
“Dun ! Baka nandoon!”
Nakahingaw siya ng maluwag ng mawala ang mga lalake, he look at the woman. He was stunned, she’s so pretty. Red luscious lips and a doe like eyes. Sweet but fierce. She bite her lips, her face is so red.
“Are you okay?” I asked.
“They spike my drink, nagising na lang ako ng hinuhubadan ng manyak na matanda buti nalang nakatakas ako bago niya magawa ang binabalak niya sa akin”
“Why would they spike your drinks?”
“To ruin my reputation! Basta its too complicated!”
She stared at me. Parang may gusto siyang sabihin.
“Do you have a wife or a girlfriend? Lover?” Nagtaka siya sa tanong nito pero umiling siya.
“Are you clean?” She asked, napangiwi ito as if she’s suppressing something.
“What do you mean? Why are you asking me that?”
“Didn’t you heard me? They spike my drink! I am fucking horny! That kind of drug could make me horny anytime, nawawala ito bigla bumabalik din ang epekto, its a tortured unless I would sleep with someone! Those idiots! They knew that I’ll fight pag mawawala na ang epekto pero pagbumabalik na epekto nito, it would burn my whole body, the effect will double”
“So you want me to sleep with you?” Is she an Angel sent to me? But she can’t sleep with someone outside marriage.
Niyakap siya bigla ng babae and his body burned. He gulped no woman in the past could make him feel like what his feeling right now. He knew that the woman is not seducing her, she’s still o her right mind. She’s still contemplating kung itutuloy ang plano niya.
“Yes, I rather sleep with a handsome stranger than a perverted old man” I guess she decided.
“Are you sure?” She nodded, he swiftly captured her lips and that night hindi lang isang beses nila ginawa ang bagay na para sa mag asawa, he made sure that the woman would feel special and love kahit pa she’s under the influence of drugs. His celebrating inside when he found out na parehong first time nilang dalawa na gawin ang bagay na iyon.
“Can I know your name?” I asked, she murmured.
“...Vyn..call me that name” she’s tired but still looking so beautiful, he fell asleep pero ng magising siya wala na ito sa kama, Vyn left a note.
-Thank you for saving me, even though I was influenced with a drug you’re still gentle, I felt respected and special. Thank you for making my first time memorable. I will not forget you Mr. Handsome Stranger-
He needs to find that woman.