CHAPTER 7: TELLING THE PARENTS
Are you pregnant.....with my baby?
WTH! How did he know? O wait... I know. It's all Kate's fault! Ugh! I know she's just concern about me... but I've been pissed with her for quite a while because she spilled my secrets to none other than JASPER!
How am I supposed to tell Jasper the truth? Is he going to believe me?
Sheena.... you can't keep it from me. I'll know it anyhow. So tell me...
I've been feeling awkward with this. CROOOOOOO-CROOOOOOO
Jasper, magsalita ka naman oh...
Tinignan niya ako sa mata. What's with that scrutinizing eyes?
Sheena... are you sure? I mean...
FVCK Jasper! Ikaw lang ang dinadate ko nung time na yun and to tell you honestly, first time kong gawin ang one night stand! I'm not that kind of girl!
I whispered it to him. Pero parang sinigaw ko na rin. Hindi ko alam paano ko nagawa yun.
I know... it's just that...
You can't believe it. I know. The feeling's mutual.
Tumahimik siya ulit. Hindi ko alam kung ano iniisip niya. I just stood there. Wishing the ground would swallow me this very instant.
So... ano gusto mong gawin natin?
Look, I'm not obliging you to marry me or whatsoever. I'm not even prepared for that. I would keep this child no matter what. Kung ayaw mong...
Di pa ako nakakatapos lumapit na siya sa akin at hinawakan yung braso ko. Tinignan niya ako sa mata.
No Sheena. I would also be a part of my child's life no matter what happen. Kahit ipagtulakan mo ako, hindi ako lalayo. Naiintindihan mo ba?
I just nod at him. Sheez! Get a grip, man! Chill lang! Teka.... eh di ba...
Paano yung girlfriend mo?
We could still be together.
Okay lang sa kanya?
I would make her understand the situation. Besides, wala naman siyang magagawa kung gusto ko.
SPOILED, ARROGANT AND CONCEITED JERK! IKAW YUN JASPER!
But if truth to be told... half of me... natutuwa dahil tanggap niya yung bata. But the other part of me... ewan. Parang natatakot na di ko maintindihan. Weird kasi... bakit naman ako matatakot?
Duh! Syempre magpapacheck up. Yan yung reason bakit ka andito di ba?
What do you think?
Pumasok na kami sa loob ng hospital. After checking kung okay ang health ko and nung baby, nagschedule na ulit ng new date for the check up then umalis na kami.
Kumain lang kami saglit sa isang restaurant then naglakad-lakad kami saglit. This is weird. I mean, I am with my ex... no...ex-fling who had moved on already with his ex-girlfriend now current girlfriend and to top it all of, with the father of my child. Great. This is just great. NOT.
Alam na ba ng parents mo to?
OMAYGULAY! Oo nga pala! How could I forget?! Silly silly silly me!
He looked at me then smirk.
Ugh! I hate that! I hate that since we were in College.
I guess hindi pa...
Shocks! Paano ko sasabihin sa kanila to? I mean... alam ko magagalit sila since they believe that pre-marital sex is bad. I believed in that too... o well... A LONG LONG TIME AGO. I wouldn't have this child if I still believed in it. DUH! Common sense mga dude!
How about you... are you planning to tell them?
Of course. I know they'll support me.
Good for you.
After talking and walking for quite some time. We decided to go home. Ihahatid niya sana ako but then I refused. I have my own car. Sayang ang gas kung di gagamitin.
You're going to text me if something happened, right? I know we're not together but still you can count on me. If you needed something, anything... just call me. Promise?
Alright. I promise.
Pinauna na niya akong sumakay ng sasakyan. Ater I startedt my engine, tumingin ako sa kanya at nagsmile.
I looked at her retreating car.
Why do I feel this way? I never felt so elated in my entire life.
Ganito ba ang feeling ng mga soon-to-be father?
Kanina ko pa pilit sinisink in sa utak ko na may anak na ako. Kahit paulit-ulit... hindi ako nagsasawa. Actually... excited pa nga ako. Why am I feeling this? Di ba dapat mag-panic ako?
Sa sobrang excitement na nararamdaman ko, nakarating ako ng bahay after 20 minutes drive. How the hell did I do that?!
Habang papunta ako sa library ni Daddy kung saan sinabi ko na kakausapin ko sila ni Mommy, bigla kong naisip si Sheena. God, I'm so proud of her. I mean... unti lang ang willing ngayon napalakihin mga anak nila kahit mag-isa lang sila. And I know... parehas lang kaming hindi prepared sa lahat ng to. I know we're not that young... pero syempre wala pa naman sa isip namin ang magka-anak at magpakasal. But still.... she keep it. Hindi kagaya ng ibang babae diyan na pinapa-abort ang mga anak nila. So disgusting!
After ilang hakbang pa. Naman kasi eh! Bakit ba ang laki ng bahay na to! Nakakainis!
FINALLY! I reached my father's office then knocked on it.
Finally you're here Jasper! So what's this meeting all about?
Oo nga, anak. I cancelled all my appointments just to hear this. So what is it?
I looked at them. Feeling ko balik high school ako at pinapagalitan nila akong dalawa sa pagsuntok sa ibang guys sa school.
Geez! I just knocked up a woman!
O well... it really sounds so bad.
Jasper, we don't have all the time. Spill it!
FINE! I HAVE A BABY!
O sure you have, darling--- [/b]
So kailangan sabay sila? Pinagpractisan to?
Stop rolling your eyes, young man!
I'm not young!
So for proving us that idea, you impregnated a woman?! Is that it?!
No! It was an accident. But a beautiful accident. Isn't it? Are you not going to support me?
Jasper, you know that we are going to support you no matter what happens. It's just that... Cass and you just got back four or three weeks ago then she's pregnant already?
THAT'S IT! They thought it was Cass?! OHOLYMOTHERSHT!
It's not Cass.
Not her?! Then who?
An enemy back in College.
I thought you and Cass are together...
Yes we are...
Then.... this girl.... I'm confused.
I met this girl before Cass and I became a couple. Something happened and she's bearing my child now.
So Cass.... did she know anything about this?
I looked at my Mom. I was so scandalized to see her smirking and I could see all her evil plots in her head. She really hates Cass and I really don't know the reason why. I guess she'll be happy to break this news to her and to see Cass' horror-stricken face.
Okay, then. Good luck to you. Wish I could also say that to Cass too. Hahahaha!!!! Bye, darling!
I watched him in my side-view mirror as I left the parking area.
To tell you honestly, I don't know if I should treat Kate fpr telling him that I am pregnant with his child or just let her clueless about the situation now.
I'm so happy! And those lips... begging for a kiss.... hooooo! Ang ineeeet!!!!!! XDD
Mr. Jasper Cruz... bakit ba kasi ang gwapo mo? Hay! Ano ba naman yan! He's my ex...ex-fling! And he has a girlfriend now! I need to stop fantasizing him every minute I could get! I should blame these hormones! Ughhhh!
Hindi ako dumiretso sa condo ko. Naisip kong puntahan ang parents ko. It's 3 hours away from the place where I live. It's enough for me to think things through, what words to tell them to make them understand.
After a long 3 hours drive, I finally pulled my stop at our house. I hesitantly knock on the door. And after a minute, my Dad opened it with his wide grin and twinkling eyes. He's growing old and at that moment, I wish I live here with them.
Pa naman! Alam mo naman na ayokong tinatawag mo ko niyan!
Hay nako Sheena! Ngayon na nga lang eh! Tara, pumasok ka! Di ka man lang nagsabi na pupunta ka.
Niyakap ko si Papa. Grabe, namiss ko talaga siya sobra! Pagbitaw ko kay Papa nakita ko naman si Mama sa likod niya. Ngumiti ako kay Mama and niyakap ko rin siya.
At that moment, nawala kahit papano yung kaba ko. Hindi ko alam na ganito ko pala sila ka-miss. Only child lang ako pero hindi naman ako spoiled sa kanila.. o well... except kay Papa. Baby daw niya kasi ako. Nung time na aalis na ako to settle sa Manila para dun magwork, gusto ko sila sumama sa akin. Unfortunately, ayaw nila since masaya na daw sila dun and andun yung business namin which is yung farm.
Bakit ngayon ka lang dumalaw? Alam mo bang miss na miss ka na namin ng Papa mo?
I pat my mother's hand. Hayyy... paano ko ba sasabihin sa kanila ng hindi ko sila madidisappoint?
Sorry Ma, Pa... naging busy lang talaga.
Tamang-tama at umuwi ka, gumawa ang Mama mo ng paborito mong Crema.
Oo naman, anak. Tara sa kitchen.
Sinundan ko sila sa kitchen, pero bago ko gawin yun nagtatakbo muna ako sa c.r. Gosh! Napaka-wrong timing mo naman!
Paglabas ko ng cr, nakatingin sa akin si Papa at Mama. Nakaupo na sila sa may dining table and ako na lang talaga yung kulang. Gahd! This is it!
Sheena... okay ka lang?
Ahh.. yes Ma.
Baka sa init at pagod lang yan. Tara, ikain mo na lang yan anak.
Pagkita ko sa Crema...mostly yung milk lang yung kinain ko. And hindi ko siya naubos kaya nagtaka sa akin si Mama.
Sheena, what's wrong?
This is it. I have to do this sooner rather than later!
Ma... Pa... I have something to tell you.
Ano yun baby? You know you could tell us everything.
What did you say, baby?
There's a whole 15 minutes of silence. Feeling ko nasa high school ako at pinapagalitan nila ako dahil sa mababa kong grades sa Math.
Are you sure, baby?
Jasper. Jasper Cruz.
I remember that guy.. the one you used to tell us when you were in College.
Yes, Ma. Siya nga po.
I. WOULD. KILL. THAT. MAN.
Magpapakasal ba kayo?
Ma naman! Hindi pa ako ready dun!
SHEENA! Hindi ka pa ready pero nagpabuntis ka?!
What really happened?
And this is it. Ang awkward ng situation kasi kinwento ko pa talaga sa kanila yung nangyari. And kung bakit hindi ko inobliga magpakasal sa akin si Jasper.
The nerve of that guy! Baby! Bakit naman sa kanya mo pa napili?! Remember Alex? Yung gustong-gusto mo nung college ka?
Pa naman! I'm so over Alex! Umalis na yun!
I'm just hoping baby.
So....you're okay with this?
No baby. But we're going to support you no matter what. We love you. Sana lang naging mas maingat ka.
I'm sorry Ma, Pa. But I want to keep this child.
O yes you should keep that! Aba, pag nawala yang apo ko... ipapa-wanted ko yang Jasper Cruz na yan at gagawin kong pataba sa mga bukid natin!