Thursday, June 4, 2009

Scorpion Week - Epilogue

I am just human not to dwell on some far-flung fairy tales I still treasure, hoping that one of these days, such exchanges of affection would surge here on my blog.

It could have happened. Perhaps. Maybe. In some other alternate timeline.

A Chat Conversation:


---

Galen: Wooooiiii!!

Prospect X: Hey! Sup?

Galen: Heto wala lang medyo bored. Gawa mu?

Prospect X: Doing some things. Work related. Miss na kita dude.

Galen: Hehehehe.

Galen: Would you be doing something this week.

Prospect X: Wala naman. Dito lang ako sa dorm. Kain. Tulog. Ganun.

Galen: Woookie.

Prospect X: Bakit?

Galen: Puwede ba humingi ng favor sa iyo.

Prospect X: Ano yun Hon? LOL.

Galen: :D

Galen: Sleepover ka naman sa amin.

Prospect X: Huh? Serious ka ba dude?

Galen: Yup. Serious ako.

Prospect X: Bakit naman ininvite mo ako?

Galen: Mawawala yung utol ko for some project sa probinsya. Mag-isa ako sa bahay.

Galen: *sniff* *sniff*

Prospect X: Yun lang naman pala eh. Sige ba, malakas ka sa akin boss eh.

Galen: Yaaaay!!

Galen: Dala ka marami damit ha?

Prospect X: Akala ko ba sleep over lang?

Galen: One week mawawala kapatid ko eh..

Prospect X: Nagbibiro ka ba? Istir ka naman eh.

Galen: Hindi nga. Don't worry. Libre lahat.

Galen: Kahit masahe. ^_^

Prospect X: Nyahahahaha. Yan gusto ko sa iyo eh.

Prospect X: Takot ka sa Moomoo no?

Galen: Kuwentuhan kita ng Ghost Story makita mo.

Prospect X: Ayaw.

Prospect X: Hindi ko sure kung kaya ang one week huh?

Galen: Okay lang. Gusto ko lang ng kasama.

Galen: Kahit tulugan mo ako okay lang. Babantayan kita.

Prospect X: Hangsweeet!!

Prospect X: Bakit naman gusto mo magpasama, malaki ka na ah?

Galen: Malungkot mag-isa eh.

Prospect X: Okay lang ba sa family mo?

Galen: Mom ko sasamahan natin. Hehehe

Prospect X: Shit!! Mama's Boy ka rin?

Galen: Yup... Ikaw rin ba?

Prospect X: Uu.

Galen: Cool. Matutuwa sa iyo mom ko pag pinakilala kita.

Prospect X: Out ka ba?

Galen: Hindi. Pakilala kita as tropa.

Galen: Sabihin ko magpapasama ako.

Prospect X: Okay lang sa inyo yun?

Galen: Oo naman. Walang problema.

Prospect X: Paano yun may work ako?

Galen: Ako gigising sa iyo. Ihahatid pa kita sa sakayan ng jeep sa umaga.

Prospect X: Weh! Gagapangin mo lang ako eh.

Galen: Gusto mo naman eh. Hahahaha.

Prospect X: Uu.

Galen: Unlimited supply ang hugs ko!!!

Galen: Pati kisses!!

Prospect X: Ehehehehe.

Galen: Biceps ko ang yayakap sayo ng mahigpit na mahigpit.

Galen: Itatago kita sa ilalim ng kumot!!

Prospect X: Gusto ko yan!

Galen: Gusto ko rin yun. May niyayakap.

Prospect X: So honeymoon natin to? Hahaaaa

Galen: :)

Galen: Basta sisiguraduhin ko na safe ka sa piling ko

Prospect X: Awww.

Galen: Kasi secured rin ako kapag nandyan ka.

Prospect X: Awww. Nilalagam na tayo hon.

Galen: Pansin ko nga.

Prospect X: Okay lang ba kung may dala-dala akong work?

Galen: Tulungan pa kita eh.

Prospect X: Weeeeh.

Galen: Honga. Let's see. I'm at your disposal parekoy.

Galen: May cable TV ako sa room kung hindi ka makatulog.

Prospect X: Talaga?

Galen: Yup.

Galen: Kung gusto mo manood ng DVD. Meron rin ako.

Prospect X: Ah hindi. Dadalhin ko laptop ko. Nood tayo cartoons dun!

Galen: Anime?

Prospect X: Yup!

Galen: Weeeeeeeeeeee!! Mahilig ka ba sa foreign films na medyo indie?

Prospect X: Yup!

Galen: Apir! Magugustuhan mo mga collection ko!

Galen: O siya. Kitakits na lang tayo bukas. Kahit mga mp3s ko nakawin mo na rin.

Prospect X: Bukas? Hmmmm

Galen: Please...

Prospect X: Meron ka ba mga alternative, baka puro pop lang songs mo ah.

Galen: Name it, jazz, classic, chill-out rnb, indie, meron ako.

Prospect X: Yan.

Galen: Great. Soundtrip tayo. Senti na rin.

Galen: Basta don't worry, akong bahala sa provisions mo. Kargo kita.

Prospect X: Kahit wag na... gusto rin kita makasama.

Galen: Ako rin. Salamat ha.

Prospect X: No problem pare.

Galen: See you tomorrow hon.

Prospect X: Yeah. Kita tayo sa Gym mo. After shift.

Galen: Sige.

Galen: Goodnight. Tulog ka na ha?

Prospect X: Uu naman. Pagod ako eh.

Prospect X: Mwah!

Galen: Mwah!!

---

A storm signal was raised by the Pag-Asa that night. They said that the eye of the storm would pass by the city at around daybreak. I was young then, probably the same age as the youngest blogger who visits this portal. I was hoping dad would show up to protect us from the coming storm.

Unfortunately he couldn't make it. Being the boss of a flourishing media empire, he was required to look after his interests and entrusted the responsibility to me. Yeah, I was the man of the hour and I wasn't ready for it.

The wind howled. The earth trembled. Every gust of the tempest shook the house like the very walls which keep my room from the elements would be blown away. On the side shielded away from the wind shear, my mom and sister were tucked under the sheets. In my room, where the stormfront assembled a gale-force army against me, I mustered enough strength to stay up all night. Amidst the growing darkness suppressed by a lone candle I lit up after the lights went down, the only thing in my head was how to keep myself tough.

But underneath my shell, I felt I wasn't man enough to protect my loved ones.

And I longed to have an older brother who could protect me.

Ten years later, the same thought lingers when I am left alone to look after my loved ones. Armed with the same courage to stay up all night, I keep guard of the house while every soul within journeyed in their dreams.

Yet deep, deep down.

Where no one could ever find out how less of a man I still think I am.

I wish someone else is looking after me.

Someone tough enough to cover the inner cracks I could not conceal.

---

One week after she suddenly left, utol returned home last night and reunited with the family.

As for me, the Quiapo Incident was the turning point of the struggle. Confidence was regained after I soundly declined his tempting bait.




This is how the Scorpion Week ends.


11 comments:

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid said...

ang galing ng pagkasulat nito a. di ako makakatulog dahil dito

Knox Galen said...

Mandaya Moore: Maraming salamat, isang malaking karangalan ang mapadpad ka rito. :)

gillboard said...

can relate dun sa looking for an older sibling... kahit younger sibling, hanap ko rin... hirap din minsan pag nag-iisa.

bampiraako said...

Matagal din bago kita nabisita uli. Naging busy lang for the past 2 days. Ikaw una ko binisita.

Galing! gusto ko yung pagbuo mo ng scorpion week.Galing mo talaga magsulat

Jason said...

bigla akong nalungkot, nainggit....

apektado ng post.

Knox Galen said...

Jason; Bakit ka naman maiingit. Wishful thinking lang naman sa part ko yung entry.

Bampira: Hehe salamat. Siguro fitting closure lang ito sa isang linggong nakipagtikisan ako sa sarili.

Gillboard: Meron naman akong kapatid. Kaya nga medyo praning ako pag nawawala siya at nagoovernight eh.

Maxwell5587 said...

Galen: Malungkot mag-isa eh.

may tama tong line na to sa akin, sabi nga sa kanta ng evanescence,

"anything is better than to be alone"

darating din yun knoxxbro, that someone who'll look after you and that someone will be tough enough to cover the inner cracks that you could not conceal.

this is beautifully written idol!

wanderingcommuter said...

you never fail to surprise me. haaay, youre such an inspiration. kakailanganin ko ng madaming ganito... hehehehe

centurion said...

" And I longed to have an older brother who could protect me."

- i've been longing to have a younger brother i could protect to..

Knox Galen said...

Maxxbro: Hindi na ako umaasa. Masaya na ako sa pangarap. Hehehe.
Salamat sa comment.

Wanderingcommuter: Surprise ba? Coming from someone jaded like me. Ahahaha.

Centurion: Pansin nga sa iyo kuya. May soft spot ka sa mga bata. :)

Hustin said...

at sinubukan kong hanapin ang sinasabi mong nasty reputations. di ko makita.

pero sobrang natuwa ako sa post na to dahil lang sa sweetness mo. i've always thought na seryoso ka lagi, big brother aura. hehe katuwa lang :) Good morning!