Thursday, June 21, 2012
An Unforgettable Night
I was on the phone with Gregory.
He was on his way home.
"Don't get mad na" he said.
"I'm not even mad. I'm upset. Very upset."
Earlier that day I received some bad news from someone but at the moment, I cannot mention it here.
"I know you're upset but it's something you can't control. Thing's will turn out for the best, I know it" he said trying to make me feel better.
"I know that. It's actually more on me and my personal issues about it"
"Wait... are you crying?"
"Trying hard not to" I answered, voice cracking as I was trying to hold back my tears.
"Don't cry na. I'm sure things will turn out for the best."
I could not hold it in, I broke down in tears.
"I know, it's just I don't know how to deal with something like this. I can handle anything that life throws at me but something like this, I don't know who to deal with it" I answered in tears.
He tried his best to console me.
I asked him where he was.
"Just arrived. I'm parking na." he answered.
I knew he would have to hang up soon since he was already home.
"Hey! Is the moon out tonight?" he asked.
"I don't know."
"Are you in your room?"
"Yeah I'm sitting on the floor beside my bed" I answered.
"Check out the sky tonight. The stars are really pretty."
He knows that I like looking at the stars, it relaxes me.
"Alright I'll go to the terrace." I said.
I got up and walked towards my terrace.
I opened my door and walked out.
I looked up at the sky and saw that there really were stars out that night and they were beautiful.
I shifted my gaze and was shocked by what I saw.
There he was, standing outside my house.
The light from the streetlamp illuminated him.
There he was standing outside my house wearing a white shirt and his office pants.
He smiled at me.
"Open the door" he said.
I rushed downstairs, opened the door and unhooked the lock on the gate.
He gave me a hug and kissed me.
"What are you doing here?" I asked.
"I know you needed me" he answered.
We went to my room, lay on my bed and he hugged me.
"Dont be sad na. I'm here naman eh" he said.
My head was on the pillow, I started to tear up again.
"No matter how strong I appear to be, when it comes to things like this, I'm still a child" I said.
"Crying doesn't make you a child. It makes you human."
I wrapped my arms around him and gave him a hug.
"So this is what it feels like when you care for someone. It feels good. I'm here not because I have to. It's because I want to" he said
I looked at him. He looked into my eyes.
"Thank you for being here" I said
"I will always be here for you" he answered.
"I'll always be here for you too"
"I know that. I have no doubts about that" he said.
Then he kissed me.
And in that single moment, I felt so much better.
Because he was there when I needed him the most.