Chapter 5 - Anxious
I was edgy the rest of the week waiting for Saturday to come. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t concentrate. My mama noticed, of course. She kept asking if I was ok and I replied every time that I was just fine. I don’t think she bought it.
When I got tahanan form school on Thursday, I heard the phone ringing. I rushed to the phone and picked it up just before the answering machine did.
“Hello?” I asked breathlessly.
“ Hi, Wendi. How are you?” Stefan asked me.
I didn’t know why he was calling but I didn’t care, he was calling.
“ I’m fine, thank you. How are you?” I sinabi politely.
“ Just great. I just want to tell you that tomorrow night is still on and I’m looking pasulong to it.” he told me enthusiastically. I couldn’t really believe that he was looking pasulong to seeing me.
“ Oh, I was looking pasulong to it, too. I can’t wait.”
He asked me where I would like to go and of course, I sinabi anywhere. I didn’t care as long as he was there… whoa. Wait a minute. I have only known this guy for less than a week and I feel this way. I was definitely out of my mind.
“ Are you there?” He asked, concerned. I had Nawawala myself in my thoughts.
“Yeah, I’m sorry, I was just thinking.” I replied quickly. He asked me what I was thinking about but I knew I would never tell him the truth.
“ Oh nothing. Just spacing out.”
“ Well, I have to go tend to some business. I will definitely see you tomorrow.” He sinabi this eagerly, like he actually wanted to see me.
“Of course, and I need to go, too.” I replied sadly.
“ Bye, Wendi. I’ll talk to you tomorrow.”
“ Bye, see ya.”
I dashed upstairs to put my books away and do my homework before I started dinner. I went downstairs and chopped up some chicken for chicken tenders. When my mother walked into the kitchen, hapunan was almost ready and the mesa was set.
We ate hapunan without saying much. Silence never bothered me. I enjoyed it. Mama, on the other hand, I think it upset her a little bit. I was a quiet loner, though you would never know it. I tried to be social and I was fairly popular but I would MUCH rather be a loner.
I showered and dressed for kama quickly with a heavy fog of sleepiness over my mind. As I lie down I felt myself slip into unconsciousness.
When I woke up, I was amazed at my dreamless sleep. I was grateful for it, however. I dressed in a black, v-neck, long-sleeved sando and a pair of dark denim jeans. It was still chilly, so I added a red and black, plaid, stylish, double-breasted dyaket over my ensemble. I felt good about myself. When I was done styling my shoulder length brunette hair into a straight style that curved around my face and putting my make up on, I headed out to get into my red mapapalitan BMW and set off to school, going too fast.