Windchimes

July 5, 2007

Candy Thoughts (repost)

Filed under: Doodles, Blabs and Rants, Short Stories — didee @ 7:42 am

A friend of mine from planet Xenu asked for a copy of some short works I’ve written a couple of years ago. Short stories they said they were. But they’re just really mumbled words trying to tell a story because if I don’t write them down I can almost see the characters with comic balloons inside my head exchanging lines and I’m afraid they’re going to end up killing each other and I don’t want to be a witness to a murder scene cause I’m prone to memory lost and that would make me a horrible horrible witness if ever I’m asked to recount what happen! *gasp!* that was a long sentence. (I can make it longer. lemme! lemme! lol)

And then, i had a short chat with iya yesterday and she told me she’s a silent lurker in this blog. (Hmmph! and that goes to all who are silent lurkers in this blog. Let your presence be known! Mga tagulilong! lol. Comment pud mo oi! Lol) . She mentioned she’s just waiting that something similar to a short story would come popping up soon in one of my posts. Haaaay i hope so too. I can’t even make a decent post, much more a poem/short story. Haaaaay… wish i could be a writer. hehehhe.. One of my HDA- Hopes Dreams and Aspiration. *sigh!*

Anyhow, i remembered this short story (believe me i find it so hard to even say those two words!) i wrote back in 2004. It’s sappy, it’s cheesy, it’s mushy and more importantly, it’s simple. Exactly how i want it to be, except the sappy, cheesy, mushy part. I don’t want to write a novel. I don’t think I’m cut out for that. But oh how much i want to practice practice and practice writing. *sigh again*

So here’s my half true, half-false short piece. Ciao! 🙂

Candy Thoughts

“Candy for your thoughts.”

The sound of his voice brought her out of her reverie. She looked up from the book she was reading and smiled at the man who was holding a piece of pink Alpenliebe candy bar towards her. He’s got that disarming smile of his again; ready to do battle with her now flustered self.

“Hey you. Going my way soldier?”

She said, as she held out her hand ready to receive her present.

“Yup, as a matter of fact I am. Here, i bought a little more pink to go with that pink top. ”

He said as he got the chair in the other side of the table and placed it alongside hers, and with all ease settled himself beside her.

“Well, I never had candy for an accessory”

she jokingly said as she put the tiny pink package under her left ear imitating a dangling earring.

“You’re supposed to eat it silly. Well, if you don’t want it I can always take it back and …”

“No, I’ll just eat it later okay. Thanks.”

She immediately said before he could finish. She straighten herself, got her bag from the table and placed the candy inside.

“Good thing you’re talking to me now.”

“Huh? What do you mean by that?”

“Well, it seems that you’ve been avoiding me these past few days. Why’s that?” He said but appeared to be nonchalant about it.

Oh so he noticed…

“You’re just being paranoid. I was just busy with work and, you know, other stuff.”

“Yeah right, that is not a reason that is an excuse. So don’t give me that crap.”

He placed his left arm at the back of her chair and was gently running his fingers through her hair. It seems so natural for him to do the thing he’s doing right now. She had to control herself from closing her eyes and not let him see how much she’ll miss this, how much she’ll miss him when he goes away.

“I really am busy you know. Don’t worry I’ll make it up to you before you leave.”

She said as she looked at him from the corner of her eyes.

“I don’t believe you. You were never too busy for me.”

He said without looking at her.

It’s hard to tell what’s on his mind. His voice was void of emotion.

Yes, I am avoiding you. And yes, it hurts like hell.But I have to do this because I’m your friend. I don’t want to play tricks with myself when you’re on your way to her. You asked me before what I think about the two of you. You asked me what I think you should do. I told you that you have to fight for what you feel. I told you to do whatever you think is right. You’re the best judge on what you truly feel, it’s your happiness, and it’s your choice.

“Oh is that so huh, I didn’t know you had such confidence in you. Well my dear friend let me remind you that my world does not revolve around you only. You’re just being a little too sensitive lately, must be because the big day is getting close huh?”

He took the book she was reading from the table and flips through the pages.

“What if suddenly you can read minds?”

Good thing you cant read mine. You see, I have a one-track mind and you’re smack in the middle of it.

“Hmm, aren’t we a little weird today…”

She playfully punches him on his shoulders. He shuffles his hand at the top her head and creating a heap of unruly strands to form. He knows she hates it when he does that. And he knows that he can get away with it.

God I’ll really miss this. I’ll really miss him.”

Well, you didn’t answer my stupid hypothetical question. What if you can suddenly read minds, and you find out that a friend of yours likes you? That would really be pretty awkward huh?”

She doesn’t have to read your mind to know that you like her fool. She’s known you longer than I do. She knows you well and for heavens sake it’s written all over you. Unlike you, she’s not blind to other people’s affection. I’m wearing my heart on my sleeves for you, and you don’t even notice that. A friends a friend and that is me.

“hmm…awkward?…Maybe at first. But if the two of you are really good friends I don’t see anything wrong with that.”

The only wrong thing about it is that I’m not that friend.

“But what if you’ll see that it scares him to show you just what he feels because it might change the way things are between the two of you?”

Wow, you really are serious about her huh. I really hope that she’s the one you’ve been waiting for. I really want to see you happy.

“Why all these questions now? Don’t tell me you’re thinking twice about telling her. You’ve been really excited about it, been talking about it non-stop. Don’t stop now, you’re so close.”

Go. So I can finally move on.

She straightened herself and took her black hair tie from her bag. She combs her fingers through her hair and tied it in a ponytail. She settled back in her seat and can’t help but smile at herself when his fingers found its way to her hair again, this time gently playing with the loose strands.

More memories to remember.

“You’re not listening. I said it was just a stupid hypothetical question.”

He smiled as he playfully pulled on her pony tail.

“Oh ok, so just another stupid hypothetical question.”

“Yep just one of those.”

He said with a sigh. She stood up, fixed her hair and got her bag from the table. She took his hand and pulled him up, motioning him to join her.

“Get up, c’mon lets get out of here. Lunch is on me. Just so you wont say that I’m avoiding you and all that crap. Maybe we could buy some pasalubong for her too.”

She said with her biggest smile.

I have to let you go while I still can. I’ll miss you my friend.

He stood up and joined her near the door.

This may be the last time I’m going out with you. You take care okay. Don’t forget about me. Please.

“So where do you wanna go? There’s a new place my friends had been talking about, want to try out that one? Have you packed already? Say hi to her for me okay. We can stop by some pasalubong centers after lunch…”

I’m rambling and I know it. I hope these words could drown this emptiness I feel inside.

I’m taking the afternoon off so I could help you buy some stuff you’ll be needing. Do you have everything ready? What time is your flight anyway?”

“You talk too much.”

He said with a smile.

“Nah, you just miss me cause we haven’t talked a lot these past few days. Did I tell you…”

God, help me be strong.

“I’m not going anywhere.”

…What?

“What?”

“I said I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying here.”

…Why?

“But… but why?”

Suddenly her thoughts are in rhyme with her words.

“You talk too much. You haven’t been listening to a word I said. Lets go, I’m treating you out. You did promise an afternoon with me right?”

He said with smile as they headed out of the café.

She let him lead her out. She took the pink Alpenliebe Candy from her bag, unwrapped it and placed the pink-and-white striped candy in her mouth. She smiled as she enjoyed the sweet taste of her treat. She swears, it does taste a little sweeter than the usual.

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24 Comments »

  1. pst ate di!!!
    i know i already told u but i still want to comment in here…
    i love love love this short story…

    and just how u wanted it to be, i loved the simplicity most… even the mushy part isn’t really that mushy…
    sa bisaya pa, lad-ang ang timpla, dli kau tam-is.. hahaha
    which is why i like it more

    im glad that now, many can read this one…

    Comment by michelle — July 7, 2007 @ 9:51 am

  2. ayooos… my one and only fan bwaahha.. joke 🙂

    Hallu misil… mkarelate man ka ani gud mao cguro ni .. hehehe…

    thanks for droppin 🙂

    Comment by didee — July 9, 2007 @ 2:36 am

  3. Well done. Thank you for that one.

    Comment by zakkinen — July 18, 2007 @ 10:52 am

  4. @ zakkinen :

    heylow 🙂 thanks for reading. Thanks for dropping 🙂

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