"Hello!" he said when he answered my call.
"Where are you?" I asked.
"Secret. Take a guess."
I heard a familiar sound in the background.
"Wait... are you inside the church?"
"Yup" he answered laughing.
"Come out. Im outside the church."
A few seconds later I saw him emerge. He was there. He was actually there.
He was actually at church watching me perform in the Senakulo.
"Were you able to watch me?" I asked.
"Of course." he answered with a smile.
We walked to the store that was just outside the church. I bought something to drink.
We talked for a while until I had to go inside because of the curtain call.
"What time are you going home?" I asked.
"Depends. What time do you want me to go home?" he said.
Nanghina ako. Kamusta naman ang sinagot niya diba?
* * * *
"Come on I'll walk you to your car." I said.
The play was over. It was kinda late and I didn't want him to be driving that late at night.
After a few minutes, we were finally in his car.
"You're sweating. I'll switch the aircon on." he said.
We entered his car.
It was a really starry night for some reason and the moon was out and bright.
There we were in his car and we had a perfect view of the sky.
He played this romantic song.
He took my hand in his.
We started talking.
"Alright I'm gonna say something but I want you to know I'm vulnerable and letting my walls down." he suddenly said.
"I've never been in something like this before. I've never dated anyone for this long and yet I still feel happy with you. As time goes by, I'm liking you more. What I'm saying is, I want you to know that when I said I wanted us to date exclusively, I meant it. I haven't entertained anyone ever since we started dating. I want you to know that I will never cheat on you because it's not in my nature. I am very loyal."
I was listening intently to him. I didn't know what to say to this guy who was pouring his heart in front of me. All I knew was that I was happy. Very happy.
There he was, being as transparent as he can be.
"Look, I can't promise to be on my best behavior all the time and you know that I come with excess baggage. Although I will tell you this, I will make you happy. I will never give you a reason to doubt my feelings for you." I told him.
He smiled the sweetest smile I've ever seen. He looked like a kid. I know that look, that's the look on his face when he's really happy about something.
I kissed him.
We stayed in his car for a few minutes until it was time for me to go.
He brought me back to church because I had to help out with the cleaning.
Before getting out of his car, he asked me something.
"So I guess this means we're seriously dating?"
"Yeah." I replied with a smile.