Flashback to Christmas Eve, 2005...
Paris and I were smoking outside his house in Laguna, waiting for the guy we both secretly loved.
"Antagal naman ni Pumpkin," I said, crossing my legs as I sat on the sidewalk.
Paris was quiet; he looked as if something was bothering him.
"Ok ka lang?" I asked him.
"Wala lang," he replied, and then he added, rather abruptly, "Alam mo, Pumpkin makes me laugh talaga."
I shrugged, "He's a funny guy."
Pero sa totoo lang, I was just acting all nonchalant at his words, pero kinakabahan na ako na tama nga ang hinala ko.
My bestfriend and I were falling for the same guy. A guy na barkada namin.
Flashback to Christmas Eve, 2006...
Sunshine and I were in the smoking area, nagsesenti.
"Kainis! Andito tayo ng Pasko," Sunshine ranted.
"Ok lang," I replied, "At least double pay."
"Tinext mo na ba ng merry xmas si Paris?" he asked me.
I shook my head, "Heller. Di nga kami naguusap eh, di ba?"
Sunshine laughed, "Hay naku. Mag-to-two years na kayong di naguusap ah! Kasi naman yang Pumpkin na yan eh. Ano bang meron siya at kaya niyang sirain ang dalawang magbestfriend?"
I giggled, "Ewan ko ba eh ang dugyot naman ng puñetang yun..."
"Asus! Eh yun naman ang nagustuhan mo eh!" Sunshine teased.
PRESENT TIME, as in kanina lang:
Paris and I were in the smoking area outside the pantry.
"Kamusta naman ang lovelife mo?" Paris asked me.
"What lovelife?" I replied, "Single ever pa rin ang lolo mo."
"Eh ang sexlife?" he asked.
"Ah yan, diyan tayo bumabawi!" I answered.
We both laughed, finally at ease with each other.
Haaay. Merry Christmas sa ating lahat.