It was a typical CDO weather; yes, it was burning hot, skin peeling indeed, if I was an ice I’d melt in no time, even a leather umbrella won’t save me. It was a day only taxi can save me; jammed with traffic really annoyed me, while my brother didn’t seem to care at all, I could feel his headset’s vibration, full blast volume, if his eardrum had a mouth it would bite him, I had been complaining the entire trip only to find out I was just talking to myself, literally talking to myself, since my older sister was quiet, quite busy pressing her keypad, no wonder why the taxi driver seemed to be interested with all my drama he actually thought I was talking to him. duh..
Finally arrived. While we were walking, we got separated, as usual, each of us had something to buy so walking alone in the mall isn’t new.
Poof. I saw my brother, I dashed towards him and grabbed his arms, then looked up to him while saying “Kuya ice cream.”
Huge classical brown shades, my brother wasn’t wearing those, same hair style, same brown jacket, same pants, same shoes color, wrong t-shirt color, my brother is wearing white, his is brown, Oh my gosh, I’ve grabbed the wrong person. How could this happen to me? What did I ever do to deserve this?
Time seemed to stop. I can feel my blood rushed to my face and it felt hot. Am I blushing? All I can hear is my heart beating. This is so embarrassing. I would thank anyone who’d shoot me that time, If I could disappear I would; this can’t be happening, this only happens in Movies.
He looked at me, and at my hands grabbing his arms and stared back at my shocked unable to respond self. He removed his glasses and said “what?” He could have just ignored me and go.
I acted cool and cute, saying, “I’m sorry I thought you were my brother.” Then smiled. Despite the fact that all I wanted to do was scream and roll all over the floor.
My real brother suddenly popped out of I don’t know where. “kaka, I saw some of your friends, they were looking for you.”
My brother is an ultimate lifesaver. I’d definitely buy him that cap that he wants. I looked back at him and said “You see you wear the same outfit, excuse us?”
Few steps away from that guy my brother cracked, he laughed so loud, he was watching the entire scene. I’ve changed my mind, I wouldn’t buy him a cap I’d buy him a voodoo doll instead. How could he?
Then my lovely kind brother said “You should have seen your face, you seemed to have seen a ghost, and your face is so red” then laughed again.
I should stop worrying about seeing that guy again. The mall is quite huge, so there is no way. My brother led me to where my friends were, and chatted quite a lot, laughed so much. Then decided to eat in Chowking.
Just when I was about to forget what happened, I saw the wicked guy and I was sure he saw me too, he’s just sitting two tables away from ours, with his friends too. I pretended I didn’t recognize him and acted cool again, he seemed to be looking at my direction but I didn’t have the guts to affirm it, I never looked at the side he was sitting.
Unexpectedly, the waiter served me an ice cream, I don’t remember ordering one, then he pointed the tissue, something was written on it, my friend grabbed and read it, “Do you still want an ice cream?” I looked at him and saw him smiling looking at me.
“Was he teasing me?”