In that instant, we became together. There was “us” now. Quite a stir, it was already March. In a few days, we’ll part ways. I will be somewhere else for college ; she (CG), being unsure of her college education.
I don’t know how it was, but there just some seal on our lips after the letters were exchanged. We haven’t talked that much. Nor do we spend long hours together, as most of the teen tandems were doing. Just the usual walk towards home every afternoon, sometimes until the sky turns orange as the sun hides through the trees and crept beneath the horizon of the ocean.
Aside from that,there seems to be a wall. We never made it public. No HHWW (holding hands while walking), no hugs, no kisses, no ‘put your head on my shoulder’ things. No PDA (public display of affection).
At that time, I thought: “Have we been dragging each other in this ‘experimental’ relationship? enchanted? dreaming? Am I poisoned or what? Under a spell? Spell: LOVE”
Yeah, this song was ours.
Perhaps, if I would choose a time when we cherished each other’s company, it was during the Graduation Ball.
We decided to meet at some dark corner at the back of the classroom (Don’t you dare think of anything green! We just talked.) .
It was a clear night. The stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear— ooops!
Thanks for my gay seatmate/classmate for interrupting! GRRR!
That was our first night together.
It was also our last.
Graduation came. Then it was summer. I went to Cebu City (our neighboring island in Central Visayas) to enrol for college. CG was luckily sponsored by the school principal to go to an extension campus in our municipality.
It was just later that I found out He (the gay) has a serious crush on me! That I was the person he’s been blabbing in his diary. *sigh* So that’s the reason of his indifference to CG. and the free paper, the ‘can-you-teach-me-how-to-solve-this-problem’ moments, the ‘can-I-borrow-your-notebook’…etc.. etc..? hahaha I’ll laugh this off.
English Teacher: Come here you two!
Me: yes mam?
English: So, I heard…you are together.
(it was CG who wrote it on her journal, which is required in our english subject.)
English teacher: Be careful my children, you know long distance relationships are hard, you might just break your hearts.