Just a Spoonful of Love
Kathryn's Point of View
"Are you sure Kath?" Daniel asked me while looking intently into my eyes as if finding his own answers to his own question.
Am I sure? Yes I am. I've never been sure.
"I want to be with you Daniel. So yes I'm sure that I want to runaway with you." sagot ko sa kanya and I smiled at him.
Niyakap niya ako agad "Kung ayan ang gusto mo then let's runaway." he said "I do love you Kath wag mong kakalimutan yan ah. Kahit anong mangyari Kath ikaw lang ang mahal ko."
Humiwalay ako sa kanya. "I'm so sorry na nakalimutan ko, nabalot kasi ako sa selos Daniel. Akala ko ako lang, tas they put those lies into my mind na you were never in love with me, na you pretended you were to get what you want at ayun ay si Bea at hindi ako." I cried.
"It has always been you Kath." Daniel told me as he lifted my head to look at him he smiled at me. Pero naguguluhan ako and I need answers.
"Is Bea your first love Daniel?" I asked, kailangan kong malaman ang totoo. Pero kung totoo ngang si Bea makakaya ko bang tanggapin na hindi ako ang nauna sa puso ni Daniel? Na I'm only second?
He shook his head "You are my first love Kath." he admitted and I was shock and relieved that I am. Na ako dahil para sa akin siya ang una kong minahal.
"Pero.... sabi ni Enrique it was Bea and that you'd do everything to be with her." I said, I was confused, did Enrique lie to me para magalit ako kay Daniel at ituloy yung engagement namin? Ganun ba nilang kagustong maikasal ako kay Enrique na magsisinungaling sila and cause me heartbreak?
He shook his head again "They may have twisted the story and change the leading lady as Bea pero Kath, ikaw ang first love ko and I'd do anything to be with you. Bea was just a friend, she needed me and I promised her I'd never leave her but I never promised a marriage dahil ikaw lang ang gusto kong makasama habang buhay walang iba." he explained. He led me to sit at the couch at my room, umupo kami dun at hinarap niya ako sa kanya and he took a deep breath before opening his mouth to say something. "Kath, I have to be honest with you." uh oh I don't like the sound of this.
I nodded for him to continue. "From the very start alam ko na kung sino ka."
Napatingin ako sa kanya. Anong ibig niyang sabihin. And my silence was his cue to continue with his story "Nung nakita kita dun sa field kilala na agad kita. But I kept wondering why did you pretend to be dead? I took that opportunity to finally introduce myself. I've always seen you before pero hindi mo ako napapansin" he chuckled "In fact wala ka atang napapansin every party your mother would host, you were always standing beside your mom or kaya sa likod or sa may gilid lang. And when you talked to me I was so happy. So nung umalis ka sinundan kita at ayun nga I took the opportunity again to be with you dahil dati palang mahal na kita Kath. And gagawin ko ang lahat para lang manatili sa tabi mo." he admitted.
And I was kinda flattered. I was surprised yes pero I wasn't mad at him. "When did you fall for me Daniel?" I asked.
"Way before I even met Bea." he answered me and I was taken aback my his answer. Diba bata palang magkakilala na sila ni Bea? Paano nangyari iyon? "That's why you're my first love." dagdag niya.
"It doesn't make sense Daniel."
"I.... ako ang unang nakatakda para sayo Kath. You were supposed to be engaged with me and not Enrique." he said and his revelation surprised me. Ano ang ibig niyang sabihin with that? "The agreement was that the son of the head of the family would marry you." he explained pero hindi ko parin siya gets dahil ang alam ko si Tita Clarisse ang head ng family nila which mean na si Enrique talaga ang papakasalan ko dahil he would soon inherit it all. "My father was the head of the family, siya and not tita but it all changed. Mom and dad had a problem and dad's solution was to drown himself with alcohol and mom was to stay at home doing God knows what. Mom eventually got diagnosed with manic depressive disorder." pagkukwento niya "And that explained her episodes from time to time. She was bipolar and dad wasn't there to help her because he's busy drinking his problems away. One night it all changed, we had attended one of your mom's parties to formally introduce me to you, but hindi tayo nagkita because you had an headache at umakyat ka na daw. Dad was busy drinking and mom was lucid that moment and she's herself. Dad insisted on driving, he got an argument with Enrique's dad but in the end siya ang nagdrive, mom was at the front seat while kami ni tito ay nasa likod lang. The drive was actually fine then mom got into one of her episodes and that's where it all went down. We had a car accident and dad and tito died while mom survived and was placed into an institution to help her." I saw tears coming from his eyes kaya lumapit pa ako sa kanya at pinunasan ito gamit ang mga kamay ko, he leaned his head sa kamay ko, he closed his eyes then opened it again "I was the heir and I was supposed to have it all but tita opposed and fought the rights to the court and she claimed the right to take over as the head. She hated us that much na inagaw niya lahat ng amin. She took my mom away from me and decided to put her to that horrid place and took the guardianship away from her and didn't allow me to visit her."
Niyakap ko na siya and patted his back "Shh..." hindi ko alam ang sasabihin ko.
"Mom was all I got and tita separated us dahil we were the reason why her husband died." he cried. "She's all that I got."
"Daniel I'm here." I told him "Hindi kita iiwan. You have me now. At kahit anong gawin nila hindi na ako ulit maniniwala sa kanila at ikaw lang ang paniniwalaan ko, wala ng iba pa."
Humiwalay siya sa yakap ko "Mahal na mahal kita Kath."
I smiled at him "I love you too Daniel." sabi ko sa kanya.
After awhile we lied down to my bed and stared at each other, I do love this boy and to think na kami talaga ang nakatakda it gives me hope dahil we were meant to be.
"Marry me Kath." He said. And I giggled like a teenage girl and he frowned at me "Anong nakakatawa? I juts proposed."
"You didn't propose Daniel, you just laid it out there." I smiled "At isa pa Daniel, we're going to runaway together."
"I don't want to runaway Kath." That caught me off guard kanina sabi niya we would what changed? Dahil ba sinabi niya yung nakaraan niya ayaw na niya sa akin? "So marry me. Not Enrique but me." he said "Ano bang magagawa ni tita kung hindi ka magpapakasal kay Enrique wala dahil wala siyang hawak laban sayo kundi ang isang tradisyon na kailangan mag unite ang pamilya natin which will happen dahil magpapakasal ka sa akin at isa akong Vanderbilt." I smiled. Tama naman siya, they don't have anything to force me to marry Enrique and Daniel has a point, sabi nila it was a tradition to unite both families.
"I would have loved to be Bonnie and Clyde but I also don't want to run from everything. I want to face it together with you and so yes let's get married." I said and he kissed me.
"It's us against the world." he smiled as he pulled away from me "I love you so much."
Hindi ako magsasawang marinig iyon galing sa kanya at hindi din ako magsasawang sabihin at iparamdam sa kanya kung gaano ko siya kamahal. "I love you too. I'd tell Paul about this."
He looked at me "Are you sure you can trust Paul?"
I smiled "His family has been working for us for so long and he would put his life on the line for us kaya I'm sure. Ilang beses na ba niyang triny na umalis ulit ako ng bansa para lang matigil ang kasal. Paul has been loyal to my mom and I trust him kasi mom trusted my life with him." ngumiti ulit ako sa kanya "Kayong dalawa lang ang pinagkakatiwalaan ko."
Nagkwentuhan lang kami ni Daniel and a knock startled me and was actually nervous but then again bakit ako kakabahan? This is my house. I stood up from the bed "Come in." I said never minding na nandito si Daniel. I would make it official tomorrow na I'm cancelling the wedding.
The door opened and Paul came in, he looked around and he wasn't surprised to see Daniel seating at the bed. "I see that you've talked." weird. I looked at him more like I glared at him "I let him in." sagot niya oh. "So milady aayusin ko na ba yung mga dapat ayusin para makaalis kayo ng bansa?" he asked.
I shook my head and that made his eyebrow raised "Cancel the engagement with Enrique, Paul and announced that I'm to marry Daniel not Enrique." I smiled
He smiled as if he was proud of my decision "Madam would have been proud that you're facing this all and not running away." he said. "Aayusin ko na po ang lahat ng kailangan. I'd go to the press myself to announce it."
"Thanks Paul." I smiled
"Walang anuman milady. So that's the plan, I would tell the media about the engagement with Mr. Enrique being called off and an engagement with you and Mr. Daniel will be happening?" he asked.
"A wedding will be happening." sabat ni Daniel "Wala ng engagement na mangyayari dahil ikakasal na kami!" he announced.
"At kailan naman ang kasal na ito?" Paul asked I was curious myself.