"I don't believe you," I said to my friend, Hayden (which, of course, is not his real name).
"Eh di wag," sagot naman niya, flexing his undeniably delicious biceps.
"Ulol ka," sabi ko.
"Am not," sabi naman niya.
Hayden is a friend of mine who, shall we say, is kinda patago when it comes to his pagiging pokpok. Hayden's quite good-looking, tall, and famous in his own right.
Nobody would ever deem him to be promiscuous, and yet, isa ako sa mga taong napagkatiwalaan niyang pagsabihan ng tunay niyang pagkatao.
He's a bit of a slut, actually. Nobody would believe it of him, but I've seen the evidence of his, ummm, promiscuity.
Sa office, lagi siyang pa-demure effect. Paminsan nga, gusto ko na siya i-buking eh. Especially when he says na he never goes out on dates dahil he's too busy with his work.
Ang pumapasok na lang sa isip ko ay, "Asows! There he goes again!"
The other night, while we were having coffee in some cafe, he told me he had sex with one of the guys in my latest top ten list.
"Hindi ako naniniwala na you had sex with him," I told Hayden, "That guy is straight. Wala akong naamoy na bahid ng kabadingan sa kaniya."
"And I'm telling you right now," Hayden lazily confided, while puffing on his cigarette, "Siya pa ang nag-initiate na mag-date kami. He emailed me. Asked me out." (Which I confirmed, he showed me the emails the next day. Sa Outlook pa man din. It's funny how many "bookings" ang nagaganap sa PeopleSupport dahil sa Outlook.)
Ang yabang naman nito, isip ko, pero deep inside, parang gusto ko nang maniwala. Kasi naman, hindi ugali ni Hayden ang magsinungaling about his conquests. Plus, mabenta talaga ang lolo mo. Why would he lie about something like this, in the first place?
I noticed two gay couples in the other table; they were obviously checking Hayden out, probably thinking of inviting him to a threesome. Hay, I wish someone would invite me to a threesome. Not that I would accept, of course, I just want to be invited.