Maulan noon at ako'y naghihintay ng padyak papunta sa Library at tamang tama lang ng pagkalabas ko ng room ay agad kitang nasilayan. Ang lakas lakas ng lagaslas ng tubig mula sa bubong ng aming building at nakikita kong bumabaha na ang maliit na field sa harap kung saan naglalaro ang mga bata ng soccer na walang mga sapatos.
Naaalala ko pa nga na naka suot ka sa mga oras na iyon ng itim na t-shirt at ang iyong pinaglumaang maong na kasyang kasya lang sayo at bagay na bagay sa iyo. Tumatakbo ka nun sa ulan papunta sa student lobby ng aming building habang bitbit mo sa iyong balikat ang maliit mong Jansport Bag na kulay green.
Namula ako ng makita kita dahil matagal na kitang crush. Matagal-tagal ko na ring tinatago at nagpapantasya sa makinis at maputi mong balat, inosenteng mga mata, kulay pink na mga labi, ang iyong matangkad na height, ang iyong smile at ang iyong braces.
Hindi ko ba alam pero you look good with those braces, hindi siya ka-weirduhan sa akin. Actually, i love those braces.
Pero it all started talaga because you and i is a member of a community. a religious community but you don't make pansin to me. I was also shy to approach you because you look so mataray and not that friendly. You are the silent type and you only bond with your group mates [which is composed of three person; your leader and two members including you]. I asked for your name, searched the log book and find your number on the phonebook of a common friend but i can't seem to find any contact of you.
I continue searching and until your leader was curious and asked me why i am so much intrigued with you, and the only thing i remembered, i started to blush.
He gave me your number which i bargain for an order of spaghetti in the canteen and then i reason out that i needed your number for future preferences.
From that time on, i texted you but you never replied on my text. Your phone is ringing but you don't answer it. I just said to myself that who would entertain or make "pansin" a person like me. And then, things change. I transfered your number in my ordinary list and deleted you on my special list. I often send your messages which i also send to other people in the ordinary list and most of the time, i dont.
Days passed. Month ends. And another year was over but ididn't receive any reply or text from you. Even a single hi or hello. You must be suplado or something pero kahit ganun, crush pari kita.
Good night Stranger. :) <3