February 12, 11:30AM
“Hey Cuz, ayan ha, Gumising ako maaga just to accomplish the mission that you have given me this day. So sa palagay ko naman maiinlove nayun sayo, for sure.”
Carlo and her cousin have planned this for over a month now. In Carlo's behalf, Jane scoured the nearest mall to buy Chino's favorite perfume, Aqua de Gio, ordered his favorite cake from his favorite bakery and reserved a bouquet of Holland tulips from this famous flower shop.
A half full bottle of Aqua de Gio was the perfume Carlo gave Chino before they parted ways, the one and only remembrance he has from him. The favorite cake was the cake they shared at the resto when both shared the sad part of their hearts and Carlo chose Tulips for Chino for he knew they will fit him more than roses.
With Chino's address on Janes hand, she will appear by his front door knocking, giving him, what Carlo's heart always wanted to express, his love…
That was the plan.
February 11, 11:30PM
“Hey Cuz, sigurado ka ba hindi na natin itutuloy yung plan?” Jane inquired.
“Bakit ganun insan, lagi na lang ganito… lagi na lang ako ang naiiwan.” Carlo replied
“Hay nako ikaw naman kasi, pipili ka lang yung may sabit pa pala. Hindi ko naman maintindihan sayo.”
“Kala ko kasi ako na yung gamut sa sugat sa kanyang puso, yun pala, hindi ko iyon magagamot kasi hindi naman ako ang hinahanap nyang lunas eh…” Carlo's tone was sad now.
“Hay naku andrama, so anong gagawin ko dito sa napamili ko na, saying to no…”
“Baka siguro hindi pa ito ang tamang pagkakataon, siguro, kung meron man, sa hinaharap o hindi talaga ito ang para sa akin.” He told his cousin, voice dropping to its lowest low.
Then a light bulb illuminated on top of Carlo's head.
“Jane ganito na lang, it might not be my time but maybe its yours, nagkatampuhan kayo ni Marv right. Ganito gawin mo, go to his pad tomorrow before sya makauwi. Place the cake on the table, prepare dinner. Place the tulips and the perfume box on the bed… maybe, just maybe… this is the perfect time for you to patch things up… for sure he will be surprised”
“Maybe your right, haaaay…”
“Pero remember, kung hind maging successful at cool off pa rin kayo, reminder lang yung napagkasunduan natin dati sa akin mapupunta si Marv…” Carlo finally laughed with Jane.
“Gaga ka. Thank you, love kita. Hey don’t worry, your time will come… it will, soon. Remember, love is patient...”
Yeah, Love is indeed patient and kind.
Na senti ako dito sa kantang eto... sayang nga lang hindi ko na nman mapapanood sa sinehan.