"I'm late na!" said JDG, as she ran down the ops floor, searching for a station to log-in to.
I've been waiting for JDG to come to work all weekend. There was something I simply had to ask her.
As she logged in, I sat quietly next to her, waiting for her to set things up.
"Kamusta ka naman, Bookie?" she asked me, while accessing her tools online.
I answered nonchalantly, "Ok naman, kamusta naman ang secret marriage mo?"
She flipped her head towards me, a shocked look on her face, and screamed, "Sheeet! Sinabi sayo ni Sup na nagpakasal na ako!!!"
I smiled, "Nope, he didn't tell me. Nahulaan ko lang siya kasi medyo kakaiba na yung mga comments and testimonials sa Friendster profiles niyong mag-dyowa eh. Plus, heller, ang status mo married di ba?"
She screamed again and hugged me. I think the whole Ops floor was scandalised at our colegiala behavior.
"I had no idea I would be getting married that day, as in!" JDG gushed excitedly, "Binigla niya ako!"
"I think it's so romantic, kinikilig nga ako eh," I told her, "Who was there with you during the civil wedding?"
"Ako lang, tsaka si Bebe ko, tsaka yung cousin niya," she replied.
"Ha?! Wala si Sup, ang iyong superbestfriendinthewholewideworld!?" I asked.
"Eh kasi naman, biglaan nga di ba! I was texting him and calling him kaso apparently, he was in a meeting all day long," JDG answered, "He didn't check his phone until the end of the day."
"Eh ano ba pumasok sa isip niyo at binigla niyo?"
"Haaaay, kasi we were driving around, sabi niya gimik daw kami or something, tapos napansin ko, nasa Manila proper na kami," she explained, "nagtaka naman ako. Akala ko nga sa SM Manila kami pupunta eh, hahahahaha!"
She continued, "I kept asking him where we were going pero di siya sumasagot. Until finally, he asked me, kung ayain kitang magpakasal ngayon na, ready ka na ba?"
I held my breath as I asked, "Eh anong sagot mo?"
JDG laughed, "Sabi ko, haaa?"
"Sheet Buks, kinabahan ako sobra. As in, feeling ko nakikita ko na yung tibok ng puso ko through my chest," she told me, "When we arrived sa city hall, we asked around kung available ba ang reverend and judge next week. Sabi nung employee dun baka next month pa raw. Eh hindi naman puwede yun kasi alis na siya for another country by that time. Then she said na available daw sila pareho now na! So ayun, go na!"
"OMG, you are officially married na talaga. I can't believe it," I said.
"At hindi alam ng parents ko!" JDG squealed.
Antapang talaga ng lola niyo.