🍅My Grumpy Crush 🍅
😏Subtitle: Am I in love with that meanie? 😏
I was already wet from the rain as I rushed into the slum house where we are living with an empty basket of dried fish.
I picked up a towel hanged on the door and cleaned my body and face still shivering in cold.
Atee! Atee!! That was my younger sister Mia’s voice from inside the room, Mia was just eight years old. Her voice pale and weak too.
Mia! Mia!! I called as i rushed into the room and saw her lying on the bed and shivering.
Mia are you OK? Oh my goodness you are so hot, I think you’re down with fever… I cried
Have you eaten? I asked worriedly
No atee! I haven’t eaten except for the piece of fish you gave me this morning before leaving… Mia said with shaky voice
What? But I gave Mamang money for food… I said but before Mia could open her mouth to speak again, Mamang (mother) walked in staggering.
Shut up you ungrateful little witch! She shouted at Mia as she belched mannerlessly and i quickly covered my nose with my palms cos of the stench of alcohol that came from her mouth.
Mamang! I called her with our slang word for mother “Mamang”
What is it silly? Mamang smirked
Mia is starving but I gave you some money to buy food for… I said crying
Shut your trap! You are such a drama queen huh Maja… Well since Mia ate fish in the morning and I needed to gamble so that I can win, I used the money for gambling it was an important bet too… Mamang said coughing disgustingly
I can’t just believe this woman! I said to myself
But Mamang you know Mia has ulcer, it is not advisable for her to starve…. I cried
Shut your gob you bunch of morons! She kicked me roughly
That’s by the way, where is the money you made from today’s sales? She asked
Mia is starving and she’s sick too so I will use it to buy some medicine and food for her… I said
Really? Mamang mocked as she snatched my bag from me and stormed out of the room.
Atee! What are we going to eat now? Mia cried as i got up, locked the door and put off my shoe and pulled out some money from my shoe.
Atee! You still have money? Mia smiled
Of course i know that Mamang will take the money so I hid this in my shoe, go on now lie down let me go buy some food and drugs for you… I said as Mia lay down and I rushed out.
Though the rain has subsided, but I was still feeling cold.
I headed straight to the pharmacy to get drugs for Mia.
I was walking absentmindedly on the road thinking of Mia’s sickness and all the misfortune we have been through.
By the way, I forgot to introduce myself well my name is Maja Locsin, am 20 years old and Mia is my only sibling, she’s just eight years old.
You might also be thinking who Mamang is right?
Well our real mother died while giving birth to Mia eight years ago.
Then dad was alive so he married Mamang whose real name is Jodi Locsin but Mia and I call her Mamang.
Mamang gave birth to no child cos dad died after a year of getting married to our step mother who is an addicted gambler and a drunk.
Just six months after dad’s death, Mamang brought in two of her children to the house, Carla and James.
She gave birth to them while she was still in her parent’s house, I mean they are love children, James and Carla are not from the same father.
Carla is 23 while James is 25 years old… Just like Mamang, her children were equally wayward and touts all they do is to smoke and party around.
Life with Mamang and her children have been hell, I had no choice but all I care about is Mia and myself cos we really need to survive.
That was the reason why i dropped out of school and started hawking dried fish in the market because the last person I would want to starve is Mia.
I love her so much and wouldn’t want her to be sick, she’s my only family.
Oops! I’ve been talking and guess what! I walked past the pharmacy where I was going to buy drugs.
I ran back to the pharmacy.
Good evening nurse! I greeted the lady in white gown.
Owww! I have always loved to be a nurse and when dad was alive he promised to help me fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse.
But that will never happen cos i have no money and besides am the one paying and catering for Mia my little sister.
Yes dear! How may i help you? the nurse asked with a lovely smile
I need some drugs, my younger sister who’s eight years old has a fever and she has ulcer too… I said
OK… she said as suddenly my eye caught with the television hung on the wall in the pharmacy.
“THE FILIPINOS MOST STYLISH, THE CUTEST PRINCE CHARMING, THE SECOND RICHEST IN PHILIPPINES SIR MARCO AVELINO IS FINALLY BACK IN THE PHILIPPINES” The news was boldly read as his picture was shown in the television screen… It got me drooling 😜
Awwwnnn… My Marco! I said smiling to myself
Isn’t that crazy? 😂😂
Well one day you will fall in love and see how it feels but I pray you don’t fall for someone who doesn’t even know that somebody like you exists just like me…
Just then, I heard a thrilling noise from behind and turned around it was two young girls both were friends I guess.
Oh Marco Avelino! My biggest crush, my boyfriend to be… One of them yelled to my greatest surprise
Will you shut up, you know I said it first that he’s mine… The other one quarreled
Are they for real? is it my Marco they are fighting for? I asked myself
You are so stupid! One of them said and slapped the other
How dare you boyfriend snatcher! They started fighting and dragging each others hair
Geez! They are so crazy… I smiled to myself as people rushed to them to separate them
Like seriously? These ladies are really something fighting over someone who doesn’t know of their existence? My own Marco for that matter… I laughed
I just know that we all are day dreaming anyways cos Marco sure will never stoop so low to talk to people like us, we are not his type… I laughed aloud this time…
Isn’t he cute? 😍
Aren’t those girls silly?