Monday, January 9, 2012
"I really like your bed", sabi ng friend kong si AJ.
"Really? Why?", I asked.
He looked at me. Nakaupo siya sa dulo ng bed ko. I was by my pillows.
"Wala lang. It's comfy."
Bigla siyang nahiga.
"It's not. It's too soft. I wanted a spring mattress."
"Still, it's comfy. What size is this?", he asked me. He was staring at my wall clock.
"I think it's a double. I like this size. It's not too big or too small. Plus it can hold all of my pillows."
"How many pillows do you have anyway?"
"Six", I answered.
Natawa siya. He was looking at me funny. Naweirduhan ata dahil ang dami kong unan.
"My bed's too big. It's a queen size. I can sleep diagonally if I want to", he said with a laugh.
"This bed is just right for me. I don't want a big bed."
"Why?", he asked.
"My bed is fine. I don't want a big bed because when I go to sleep and when I wake up--"
"There's no one beside you?", he asked finishing my sentence.
"Yeah. I don't want anything to remind me that I'm alone."
He looked at me with those brown eyes of his.
There was a moment of silence.
He suddenly got up came close to me and patted me on the back.
Napangiti nalang ako kasi I've never told anyone that.