Friday, May 31, 2013

Just a Spoonful of Love Part Two - Epilogue

Epilogue

Thirteen Years Later


Sabi nila may mga bagay na kahit anong pilit natin kung hindi talaga meant to be wag ng ipilit dahil kahit anong gawin mo hindi mo talaga ito makakamit, sa huli masasaktan ka lang. Pero sabi din ng iba, ipaglaban mo ito kahit anong mangyari sabi nga nila diba try and try until you succeed. Ipaglaban mo kahit masakit dahil malay mo worth it pala ito. Siguro nga hindi mo ito makakamit sa huli, na sa huli hindi talaga nararapat diba mas magandang sabihin sa sarili mo na at least sinubukan mo? Na naglakad ka palayo na nakataas ang ulo mo at hindi ka ang biguan? Na walang pagsisisi?


Pero may mga bagay naman na kahit anong pilit ilayo kung meant to be sa huli babalik at babalik parin sayo. Na kahit gaano karaming pagsubok ang dinaanan mo sa huli babalik parin ito sayo dahil nga para sayo talaga ito. Sabi nga nila kahit wag mo ng ipagbalaban dahil sa huli naman daw babalik din sayo kasi ayun yung nakatakda pero diba mas maganda parin isipin na kahit nakatakda na sayo ang isang bagay ipinaglaban mo parin ito? Na sinubukan mo din ipaglaban? Na sa huli makukuha mo iyon na mapapagmalaki mo na ipinaglaban mo din ito, na hindi ka naduwag at lumaban ka rin para dito.


Walang kasiguraduhan ang buhay natin, akala natin madami pa tayong bukas na darating kaya binabalewala lang natin ang ngayon, may kasabihan nga na why do it today when you can do it tomorrow? Sa lahat nangyari sa akin, sa amin mas pinaniwalaan ko na hindi dapat aksayahin ang ngayon dahil lang may bukas pa, dahil hindi natin alam ang pwedeng manyari. So I learned to live like there's no tomorrow.


I didn't take today for granted, I cherished today as I will cherish my tomorrow.


Ngumiti ako habang pinagmamasdan ang nakikita ko ngayon, isang buong pamilya na masaya, tatlong batang naglalaro at  isang lalaki na masayang nakikipaglaro sa tatlong batang ito. Ang saya saya nila tignan, napaka-peaceful.


"Mommy!" Peep called and waved. I waved back at her smiling as she ran towards me.


As she reached over me she tripped and I was about to stand but luckily a man caught her in his arms. I sighed in relief that Peep didn't trip and scrape her knees that would be a disaster when it involved blood. Peep giggled and kissed him in his cheeks as she straighten and walked gracefully towards me.


"And that's how a princess walks." I said proudly.


She grinned "Papa said princesses don't run is that true mommy?" she asked as she settled in my lap.


"I think Papa is just jealous because he can't run anymore."I told her.


She looked up to me "Why can't he run?" she asked curiously.


"Because Papa is old." I said and she giggled.


"Papa is not old!" we both looked up and saw Enrique staring back at both of us with amusement. He sat beside us and Peep kept on giggling and mumbling that he was old.


"Bakit ngayon ka lang?" I asked Enrique who was looking at the lake where the two kids remained.


"Work." he shrugged.


"Always so busy." Peep said. "No wonder Cece loves daddy more than you." she teased.


We both looked at Peep who was smirking at Enrique. "Cece loves daddy more than me?" Enrique asked shocked with the revelation that a six year old just blurted out.


"Of course mas mahal ako ni Cece."


Peep nodded and jumped from my lap "Daddy!" she said as she raised both her arms, he picked her up. Peep grinned at Enrique "This is why Cece loves daddy more!" she exclaimed as he spun her around.


"Daniel, baka magsuka si Peep." I warned.


Binaba na din ni Daniel si Peep, umupo si Daniel sa tabi ko at si Peep naman sa lap ng daddy niya. "Nakakapagod." he said as he leaned on me.


"Told you to take it easy with the kids." sabi ko sa kanya at sinuklay ko ang buhok niya gamit ang mga daliri Nagulat nalang ako ng may tumalon at umupo sa lap ko, tinignan ko kung sino ito at nginitian lang siya. "Is my little Lilo tired already?" I asked.


He shook his head but he leaned his head more on my body as he closed his eyes. "Hungry."


Enrique and Daniel both laughed. Then Enrique stood up "Puntahan ko lang sila Cece." sabi niya at naglakad na papunta sa mag-ina niya. Nakatingin lang ako sa kanya haggang niyakap niya ang asawa niya at kinarga si Cece.


Tinignan ko si Lilo dahil napakatahimik at nung nakita kong tulog na siya napangiti ako. Nilingon ko din si Peep at nakatulog na din pala. They were both tired kaya mamayang pag-uwi igagawa ko sila ng paborito nilang s'mores.


"Tulog na yung dalawa." sabi ni Daniel at tumingin siya sa akin. "Gusto mong umuwi na tayo?" tanong niya sa akin.


"Paano sila Enrique?" tanong ko dito.


"Let's give them their own family time tas ganun din tayo." he suggested. Tumango ako at bigla niya akong hinalikan at agad din siyang tumayo pero dahan dahan lang para hindi magising si Peep. Nilahad niya yung kamay niya at kinuha ko naman ito at itinayo niya.


Kinuha niya din si Lilo sa akin, hindi ko alam kung paano niya nakakayang buhatin yung dalawang bata pero ang ganda parin tignan ng mag-ama ko. Naglakad na kami papunta sa kotse, nilagay niya yung dalawang bata sa likod.


Nagpaalam na din kami kayla Enrique. At nagmaneho na siya pauwi sa aming bahay.


Habang nasa sasakyan kami, napaisip ako sa mga nangyari sa buhay namin. Muntik ng mamatay si Daniel, muntik na siyang mawala ulit sa akin pero eto siya ngayon malakas at masaya na kami kasama ang dalawa naming anak.


I never recovered my memories. Siguro ang memorya ko na yung naging kabayaran para mabuhay si Daniel. At ayos na sa akin na hindi ko na ito maalala dahil mas mahalaga sa akin na mabuhay si Daniel. Kung ang memorya ko ang kapilit ayos lang.


Dahil mas gugustuhin kong gumawa ng bagong memorya kasama si Daniel kaysa maalala ang nakaraan na wala naman si Daniel sa tabi ko. Dahil sa buhay mas mahalaga parin ang kinabukasan kaysa sa nakaraan. Dahil ang nakaraan hindi mo na mababago ang nangyari na sa kinabukasan ay pwede mong baguhin.


Nang nakarating na kami sa bahay namin, inakyat ni Daniel ang dalawang bata sa mga kwarto nito para makapagpahinga pa sila habang ako naman ay inayos ang magiging campsite namin ngayon.


Tinulungan din ako ni Daniel na ayusin ito at pagkatapos ay nag-grill na siya ng hamburgers and some steak. Ako naman ay nagbake ng cake para sa dalawang bata.


Naunang nagising si Peep na mukhang inaantok parin pero nang naamoy niya ang cake ay agad itong sumampa sa counter para matignan ung cake. "Can I eat now mommy?" she asked.


"No baby hintayin natin sila daddy and Lilo." sabi ko at nag-pout naman siya.


Sandali din ay nagising na si Lilo at nagpunta na kami sa labas kung nasaan ang campsite namin pati na din ang hamburger for our dinner. Masayang kumain ang mga bata at ganun din si Daniel.


Dahil masigla ulit yung dalawa, naglaro kaming apat. We gazed at the sky happily as the two kids dozed off to sleep.


Nakasandal ako sa dibdib ni Daniel katulad ng mga bata. "Daniel?"


"Hmmm?"


"This is what mommy wanted me to have when she faked my death isn't it?"  I asked him.


"Yes." sagot lang niya.


My mother wanted me to have a simple and normal life, to fall in love with the right guy and be happy. And somehow I got it all. A simple life with the one I truly love and a happy normal life with my family.


"Happy Anniversary Kath." sabi niya at hinalikan niya ako sa buhok. "I love you."


"I love you too." I said.


"You made me whole Kath, you, Peep and Lilo are what makes me whole and content. And I'm happy I have you three." Daniel said.


I turned my head to look at him and smiled at him. "Well that would have to change." I grinned.


"Why?" he frowned.


"It's not just us four anymore." I said and sat up straight to look at him smiling. I placed my hand in my stomach "One more addition." I smiled.


He looked surprised but happy too. "You mean you're pregnant?"


I nodded. "Happy anniversary Daniel."


"Another baby, I wonder if it's a boy or girl. Peep would make a good older sister and Lilo would be the protective older brother if it's a girl but if it's a boy Lilo and him might do the protective little brother to Peep." he chuckled. "And Peep might be left out if it's a boy and I'm afraid that will also happen to Lilo if it's a girl."


"They just need to compromise."


"I know how to compromise." he smirked. "We'll make another one."


"I'd like that compromise." I grinned back at him, humiga na ulit ako sa kanya. "I like to have a big happy family."


"I do too." sagot niya. "I love you so much."


"As I do you." I closed my eyes.


They were right, if it's true love you will always find a way like how Daniel and I found each other back once we lost our way.


No matter what happens if it's true love, it will always be true and selfless.


I found my way as Daniel found his.


And now we're finally happy.


The End.



Author's Note:
It wasn't supposed to end like this, what I truly planned for this story was a tragic end. I've been hinting that tragic end with the book cover and some banners that I did: A love so sweet yet so tragic. Actually ayun talaga ang plano ko, may mamatay o hindi sila magkakatuluyan. Pero habang sinusulat ko yung mga nakaraang chapters nito, parang hindi ko kayang gawin. Parang gusto kong bigyan ng happy ending tong story na to. I was debating with myself and actually dapat mananalo ang tragic ending, Julia was supposed to get Daniel in the end ayun ang nasa isip ko dati palang at si Kath well gusto kong maging mystery kung anong nangyari sa kanya. I so much wanted the tragic ending mahilig kasi ako sa tragedy kaya I prefer those kind of stories and sympre as a writer gusto ko rin ipadama sa mga readers ko yung nadadama ko pagnagbabasa ako ng tragedy hindi nga lang ganun ka expressive yung tragedy ko, wala masyadong emotion, I'm still working on that emotion part. Anyway dapat nga wala itong happy ending but then naalala ko bigla this is a Kathniel fan fiction and as a Kathniel fan how could I write a tragic ending for them? They deserve a happy ending so I decided this is my ending, a Kathniel fan fiction should always end in happy endings. 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I will answer your questions and put it in the soft copy later on. If there's something you didn't understand just ask. Questions will be answered no matter how silly it will be. 

I will be giving soft copies as soon as I can edit those typos. Two versions will be given Just a Spoonful of Love Complete (Prologue-Epilogue)  soft copy and Just a Spoonful of Love Part Two (Chapter 13 - Epilogue)

Again if you have questions, just ask. 

Thanks for reading Just a Spoonful of Love.

2 comments:

  1. Woaaaah.nice ending :D

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  2. Where did Khalil go? xD just asking :)

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