Okay guys, I said I was gonna upload last Sunday and I actually planned to do just that kaya lang, di ko nagustuhan ang POV ni Jared. So inulit ko ang Chapter 11 in RINDEL’S POV. So sorry about the delay.
It’s been three days since we last talked. Alam ko na alam na ni Jared na iniiwasan ko siya. That call I got made me think about my motives. Ano nga ba talaga sa akin at bakit ko tinutulungan si Jared. I know I like him but what Rhoi told me 3 days ago got me thinking if I’m the right person for Jared.
Nagliligpit na ako ng gamit para makauwi nang pumasok si Jared sa office. We never talked in the office except for business.
“We need to talk.”,sabi nito.
I sighed. I guess we did have to talk again sooner or later.
“Alright. Let’s do it over dinner.”,sabi ko.
Natulala naman ito. I chuckled. He really did look adorable.
“Just like that?”, he asked.
“What do you mean?”
“I mean you ignore me for three days and now pumayag kang makipag-usap over dinner?”, he said incredulously.
“Well, yeah.”, I shrugged.
“Why though? Why were you ignoring me?”
“I thought we’re going over this during dinner?”, I smirked.
“R-right. I’ll grab my stuff.”
“Don’t bother taking your car. You can ride with me.”
We drove silently to Stavross. We ate quietly as well. Alam kong gusto nang mag-usap ni Jared. Halata naman dahil hindi ito mapakali.
“So what do you want to talk about?”, I finally asked after finishing my food.
“You know exactly what I want to talk about. Bakit mo ako iniwasan nitong mga nakaraang araw? Did I do something wrong?”
I smiled at him.
“Stop smiling!”, he exclaimed after three seconds.
Napatawa naman ako sa reaksyon nito. He pouted.
“Okay, I’ll explain everything. I know who you are Jared.”, I said.
“Syempre naman. Assistant mo ako, natural kilala mo ako.”, he retorted.
“No, I mean I know who you are. Like history-wise. I know that you were an actor not so long ago. You came out. Basically everything.”,sabi ko.
He stared at me in shock.
“How? Paano mo nalaman? Was it the phone call you got? Did you do a CI on me?”,sunod-sunod nitong tanong. He looked hurt.
“Yes. It was the phone call but no, I did not do a CI on you because I know you. I mean, I thought I did. I was really surprised though.”
“But that doesn’t my question. Bakit mo ako iniwasan nang nalaman mo?”
“I was getting there. I avoided you, yes, but not because of the things that I found out.”, I paused. “Okay, maybe it was, but for good reason. I needed the time to think. Nag-isip ako kung dapat ko pa bang ituloy ang pagtulong sa’yo. What you went through was horrible and natakot ako na baka mangyari ulit yun sa’yo at ako ang maging dahilan. I don’t want to hurt you Jared.”
“But you did anyway. In a way. Nasaktan ako dahil iniwasan mo ako. I know we don’t have a label or anything and that you’re only helping out but it was a kick to my ego when you avoided me after we kissed. I thought it was something I did at paulit-ulit kong inisip kung ano ba ang nagawa ko.”, he said
“No. No. Don’t think that okay? Wala kang ginawang mali. I’m sorry if I somehow hurt your ego.”, I apologized. “Like you said, we don’t have any label and that’s exactly why I needed to clear my head. You might have noticed nawala akong ibang lalakeng pinatulan mula nung magsimula itong set-up natin. I like you Jared. Nasabi ko na ito noon sa’yo di ba? But that’s just it. I have issues, you know that. What If the feelings get too deep and I screw up. I don’t want you to experience what happened in the past again. That would ruin whatever is going on between us and ayokong mangyari yun.”
We were silent after that.
“So ano’ng plano mo?”, he asked after a while.
“I intend to keep my promise. I will still help you.”,sabi ko rito.
“But…”, he trailed.
“No buts. I will help you. That’s it.”
“I missed that smile.”,sabi ko rito. He blushed.
I laughed. He’s just too adorable.
“So you seem really upset that I was ignoring you. Why?”, I asked afterwards.
“I- I just, well, I…”, he stuttered and I grinned. Like I said, adorable.
“You missed me didn’t you?”,tanongkoritosabaygalawngkilay.
He turned a red after I said that saka umiwas ng tingin. “Umuwi na nga tayo.”,sabi nalang nito maya-maya.
Nang nasa kotse na kami pauwi ay nagsalita ito.
“Huh?”,takang tanong ko.
“Yes. I missed you. That’s why I was upset.”,paliwanag nito.
I smiled before answering.
“Good because I missed you too. Especially yang ngiti mo.”, sabi ko rito which made him grin at me.
Nang makarating kami sa bahay ay nagbihis agad ako. I checked my bag for the files I needed to look over pero wala ito roon kaya pinuntahan ko ang kotse. I was right. Naroon nga ang mga papeles. Isasara ko na sana ang pintuan ng kotse nang biglang may umilaw sa passenger seat. It was Jared’s phone indicating a low battery. Kinuha ko ito para ihatid kay Jared.
I knocked on his door ngunit walang sumagot. Binuksan ko ang pintuan at muntik nang mabitawan ang hawak kong mga papeles. Jared was almost naked. He only had his underwear on at aktong magsusuot ng t-shirt.
“Oh shit!”,pasigaw nitong sabi.
I was just stunned. He had such a beautiful body. I still looked at him like a kid looking at a chocolate cake on his birthday. I knew right then and there that I wanted him.
“Uhm, Rindel, if you don’t mind-“, naputol na ang kung ano mang sasabihin nito.
I closed that distance between us and kissed him. God I missed kissing him. I know I only kissed him twice but I couldn’t get enough.
He was shocked at first but then followed suit. He kissed me back.
My right hand made its way to his back and my left at the back of his neck. We kissed for who knows how long. Naghiwalay ang aming mga labi but only to breath. I put my forehead against his.
“I’m sorry. I couldn’t help myself. You’re just so fucking hot.”
“Should I take that as a compliment?”, he asked. Breathless.
“Yes.”, I said and took his lips again.
We fell onto the bed. The kiss never breaking. Maya-maya pa ay tinanggal nito ang suot kong damit. I let him. He threw it on the floor. I could feel his growing erection on my thigh and I’m sure he could feel mine. He flipped us over so that he could be on top on me while kissing. I let my hands travel down his smooth back. I found the waistband of his boxer briefs and I played with them, teasing him.
I slipped my hands into his underwear and squeezed his ass. God, does this man have to be smooth all over? I thought.
Tumigil ito sa paghalik sa akin. He looked at me. Then spoke. “Take me.”
It took me a moment to process what he said. When I did, I’m pretty sure my eyes went out of their sockets.
MORE AUTHOR'S NOTE:
Don't kill me! Hahaha! I love you guys! :)
Don't kill me! Hahaha! I love you guys! :)