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Chapter 36

Posted by PURPLEYHAN STORIES on Saturday, November 14, 2015

No way.

How did she know?

 

Hindi na ako makagalaw sa inuupuan ko. I can't even talk.. and I don't want to. Parang umurong nalang bigla yung dila ko.

 

"Oh my. Are you surprised na kilala kita, Ms. Jung?" lalo lang akong kinilabutan and I can't look at her. Feeling ko kapag tumingin ako sa kanya, marami pa siyang malalaman about me.

"Alright. At first, hindi ko talaga inexpect na ikaw si Ms. Jung. Pero nung tinitigan kitang mabuti the first time I went here, naalala ko bigla ang mom mo." this time, napatingin ako sa kanya kahit ayaw ko.

"M..my mom?"

Hmm, finally eh? Nagsalita ka rin. Yeah. Your mom. She's my classmate in college. And you look like her during her college years. And then it came into my mind. Nawawala nga pala ang kanilang oh so beautiful daughter." then she grinned at me.

"That's why I had you investigated. And the result? My hinch was right. YOU are her daughter. You are Rimielle Jung."

 

After saying my name again, feeling ko lulubog na yung puso ko. I can't believe this. S..she knew. Nanginginig na rin yung buong katawan ko. Pakiramdam ko mahihimatay na ako anytime.

 

"Pero don't worry hija, you're secret is safe with me."

 

Napatingin ulit ako sa kanya. Parang nabunutan ako ng tinik sa dibdib. I.. I thought, sasabihin niya na kay Tristan or she'll call my mom right away. Thank God she didn't.

 

"T..thank--"

"I don't know your reasons, and I really don't care, pero since nasa pangangalaga na kita ngayon, I want you to cooperate with me."

"P..po?"

 

Hindi ko na alam kung ano yung pinag-uusapan namin. She wants me to cooperate with her? Para saan?

 

"I know you're smart and wise. Bago ka palang sa industriya pero naririnig ko na yung name mo. And I know na you can help our company. Unless, you wanna go back to your own company."

"N..no. I can't come back.. yet." nasabi ko nalang sa kanya.

"Good. Ang gusto ko lang naman na gawin mo is i-assist si Tristan sa mga ginagawa niya. You know, I think he's still not okay because of that Hayley. And ayokong makaapekto yun sa kumpanya. Isa pa, since you're here naman na rin, why not use you right? Blessing in disguise ka na rin for me, I should grab it, right?"

 

Nag-agree naman ako sa sinabi niya. I mean, yeah, napapansin ko rin na medyo nasiside-tracked na si Tristan. Minsan naaabutan ko siyang tulala nalang. Kahit sinabi niya before na hindi niya naman minahal si Hayley, it's obvious that he did.

 

And I knew it. She'll gonna use me >_<

 

"P..pero po, Tristan doesn't know anything about my background. I'm his maid."

"Yeah, yeah I know that. And I really don't understand you. Sa lahat naman ng pwedeng pasukan mo, maid pa? My gosh."

 

Napayuko nalang ako. Hindi ko nga rin alam kung bakit. Ang alam ko lang, biglaan lang yun dahil sa pakikipag-agawan ko ng taxi kay Tristan dati.

 

"Anyway, ikaw na ang bahala. I want you to support him. Then you're secret will stay as a secret. And please, pakitatak naman sa utak ng batang yun na hindi kawalan yung Hayley na yun. She's just a junk. Same as their company. God. Nag-iinit talaga ang ulo ko pag naaalala ko siya."

 

I don't know what's wrong with me pero natawa ako sa sinabi niya. I mean, binablackmail na niya ako't lahat-lahat (well that's what it looks to me), natatawa pa rin ako sa kanya.

 

"Oh well, she'll suffer soon enough. She'll feel the wrath of a mother. That b*tch." and then again, natawa na naman ako sa kanya.

"Why are you laughing?" oops. She saw me >_<

"Uhm, wala po. Ang cute nyo kasing mother. You're too harsh on him kapag kaharap niyo siya pero super protective when he's not around."

 

Totoo naman kasi eh. I mean, di ba, ang harsh niya kay Tristan. Tinatawag pa nga siyang monster eh! Akala ko rin masama siyang magulang pero ngayon, nalaman kong protective lang pala siya. Well, in her own way.

 

"Ayoko kasing i-spoil siya. He's a guy. Mas magandang lumaki siya in a harsh way. Because our world, this business world, is also harsh. You don't know what's coming. You don't know kung sino ang mapagkakatiwalaan. You don't know kung sino ang hihila sa'yo pababa. This is not a safe world. So you need to be strong."

 

Napatingin nalang ako sa kanya. Wow. Ayan na naman yung aura of superiority niya at pagiging businesswoman. Ewan ko pero humanga ako sa kanya. What a mom.

 

Naalala ko tuloy si Rimjae oppa. Lagi rin siyang pinapagalitan ni mom and dad dati.. err.. I think hanggang ngayon. Siguro nga, dahil alam na nila ang mundo ng business, kaya ayaw nilang may mangyaring masama kay kuya.

 

"Oh shocks. Malelate na pala ako sa meeting! Geez!" bigla naman siyang napatayo at todo tingin sa relo niya. Napatayo rin ako nun.

"So Rimielle--"

"Uhm, Miel nalang po. Y..yun po kasi yung ginawa kong nickname ko dito." kasi baka pag lagi niya akong tinawag na Rimielle eh baka may makahalata! >_<

"Oh fine. Miel. So that's our deal, okay? You'll gonna be fine as long as you're willing to help our company. And-- oh, nevermind."

"Uhh, o..okay po."

 

Wala naman na siyang ibang sinabi at mabilis siyang naglakad palabas ng bahay. Pero napahinto siya nung nasa front door na siya.

 

"And by the way, pagdating dito ni Tristan, pakisabi, pumasok na siya. Ilang araw na siyang absent. Or I'll fire him. Okay?"

 

Tumango nalang ako. And after that, she's gone. And I collapsed. Napaupo nalang ako sa sahig. Grabe, hindi ko kinaya ang presence niya. She's awesome, but she's also terrifying. My soul was really shaken to the core nung sinabi niyang ako si Rimielle Jung.

 

Pinilit ko nalang na tumayo. Kinuha ko rin yung walis at nagwalis-walis para naman maging busy yung utak ko. Ayoko nang maisip yung mga nangyari kanina.Kinikilabutan lang ako. And how the heck am I going to support Tristan?! I'm a freakin' maid and I shouldn't know anything about business! T__T

 

"Miel!"

 

Napatingin ako sa may pinto. And I saw him. Huminga nalang ako ng malalim. Okay Rimi, just act as normal as you can. You can do it.

 

"T..tristan. Umalis na nga pala yung mom mo, kanina pa. San ka ba nagpunta? Bakit ngayon ka l--"

"What did she do to you? May ginawa ba siya? May sinabi?" nagulat naman ako sa kanya. Bigla kasi siyang lumapit sa akin at hinawakan ako sa balikat.

"N..nothing. She did nothing."

"Really? Hindi ako naniniwala." naman eh! Maniwala ka nalang >_<

"Wala talaga. Uhm, pinipilit niya pa rin akong maging maid niya so ayun--" nagulat ako nung biglang humigpit yung hawak niya sa balikat ko.

"Wait, pumayag ka? Maid ka na nya? No! Hey, don't leave me!"

"No."

 

Yun lang ang nasabi ko. Parang umurong na naman yung dila ko without knowing why.

 

"No as in hindi ka pumayag? Or no as in you'll gonna leave me?" seryoso niya pang tanong habang nakatingin lang sa akin.

"N..no as in, hindi ako pumayag."

"Phew! Thank you!" then he suddenly pulled me towards him. And he hugged me.

 

 

 

"Miel, stay by my side, okay? Kayo ni manang Linda. Don't leave me like what my parents and Hayley did..." gusto ko sanang sabihin yung reason ng mom niya at ni Hayley pero alam kong di naman niya ako papakingan T__T

 

 

"Please, stay with me."