“Hello.” I sinabi gruffly.
“Where are you?” my mother barked.
“At Alice’s.” I said.
“I told you to be tahanan sa pamamagitan ng ten and it’s ten and you’re not here.” My mother yelled.
“I forgot. Can’t I spend a little madami time with Alice?” I asked.
“No, you have school tomorrow.” My mother hissed.
“I’m on my way.” I sinabi defeated and disappointed. I hung up and turned to see Alice’s angelic face.
“You have to go home.” She said.
“Yea, Mom beckoned me home. She says we have school tomorrow.” I said.
“Okay. See you tomorrow, Jazzie.” Alice sinabi before planting a wet halik on my lips. Alice walked me to the door and watched as I left. I sped tahanan to make sure I arrived not too late. When I pulled into the drive, the light was on outside. I ran inside to be greeted sa pamamagitan ng my mother.
“15 minutos late.” My mother tsked.
“Sorry ma’am. I forgot.” I said.
“Like you forgot to go to work? Your employer called to find out why you never showed.” My mother shouted.
“Mom, I’m sorry.” I sinabi because I couldn’t tell her the truth. She’d think Alice was crazy.
“You’re sorry? That’s all you have to say. After I left that girl live here, this is how you repay your father and I. We took her in no tanong asked. Are you two sleeping together? Is that your problem? That girl is changing you Jasper. You used to be so punctual and no we’re lucky if you’re an oras late. Jasper Hayden Whitlock, you tell me the truth, are you and that girl sleeping together?” my mother was a bright red.
“No ma’am we’re not. I promise.” I sinabi quietly.
“Get to bed, you have school tomorrow.” My mother sinabi dismissing me. I ran upstairs to my room and got into bed. I grabbed my phone and texted Alice.
Hey. Are you in trouble?
Not a lot. Mom freaked and thought we were sleeping together.
Oh. Sorry I got you in big trouble. I’m sure your mother hates me now. What’d she say?
Not much. Told me she knew I’d skipped out on work and wanted to know why. Of course I just apologized and she sent me to bed.
Wow. Sounds bad.
It wasn’t too bad.
I’m still sorry.
No worries Ali cat.
I’m tired so I’m off to bed. Sweet dreams.
You too, darling. I pag-ibig you.
I pag-ibig you more.
I fell asleep shortly after and woke to the sun shining in my window. I crawled out of kama and into some jeans and a t-shirt. I grabbed shoes and went downstairs to eat something before I went to school. I grabbed a pop tart and headed out. When I arrived at school I instantly looked for Alice’s shiny black BMW. When she stepped out, my jaw dropped. She was dressed in a grey dress with a thick black sinturon and black heels. She had kulay-rosas tights on too. She walked towards me and I wrapped my arms around her protectively.
“You look gorgeous, babe.” I sinabi awe-struck.
“Is it too much?” she asked quietly.
“No, you look perfect.” I sinabi grabbing my school bag. Alice took my hand and we walked into the school. As we walked down the halls I noticed Alice focused on her shoes.
“Jazzie, are you mad at me?” Alice asked when we stopped at her locker.
“No. Never. Why?” I asked perplexed.
“Just curious.” Alice sinabi grabbing her Chem book. I took her hand in mine.
“Mary Alice Brandon, I pag-ibig you and nothing could stop that. Unless of course you wanted to split ways and have someone else.” I sinabi putting my forehead against hers.
“Oh Jazzie, you’re too good for me.” Alice cooed halik me briefly.
“I mean it.” I sinabi sweetly.
“I know.” Alice sinabi grabbing my hand and heading towards her Chem class. I watched as she sat down susunod to her partner, Edward Masen. Then I made my way to Pre-Cal.