Wife

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Inabot yata si Seulgi ng dalawang oras sa pag convince sa akin na random names lang ng mga babae ang nabanggit niya kanina. Kailangan kong gumanti kaya nag pretend ako na hindi ako naniniwala sa kaniya, at nagse selos-selosan nanaman ako. Hindi tuloy ako nakapag focus masyado sa trabaho dahil gusto ko nang matawa ng malakas dahil sa pagsuyo ni Seulgi sa akin. 

 

 

 

 

Besides, pano nga ba ako makakapag trabaho ng ayos pagkatapos ng mga nangyari kanina? Yung dating bestfriend ko, girlfriend ko na ngayon. Yung transferee noong second-year high school na hinusgahan ko, girlfriend ko na ngayon. Do I expect that things will change between us now that we are dating? No. Dahil ang totoo, label lang naman namin ni Seulgi ang nagbago. Ngayon ay mayroon na kaming assurance sa isa’t isa na kami lang. 

 

 

 

“‘Ga?” marahang tawag ko kay Seulgi na ngayon ay nakatulog na sa couch. 

 

 

 

3AM na pala. Tapos na ako sa trabaho kaya sasabihan ko sana siya na lumipat na sa kwarto para makatulog, only to find out na natutulog na pala siya dito. 

 

 

 

Napangisi ako dahil hindi pa din nagbabago si Seulgi. Nakailang tawag at tapik na ako sa kaniya, tulog na tulog pa din siya. So I had this idea to get my phone and take a picture of her sleeping - because she looks the most peaceful whenever she is asleep. 

 

 

 

Her lips were curved into a smile. Sometimes she wiggles her eyebrows so I figured she is having a beautiful dream. I slightly poked her cheeks and touched the tip of her nose. I couldn’t help but smile while adoring her beauty. I couldn’t help but feel lucky because I have all these for myself. This is mine. 

 

 

 

“Thank you for coming back, Seul.” I whispered in her ears. 

 

 

 

 

Gusto ko na din magpahinga, so I didn’t bother waking her up. I just went to the bathroom, got blankets in my room, and went back in the office to see her still peacefully sleeping - which made me smile, again. 

 

 

 

The couch that we have here in the office can be converted into a bed. Jennie, Rosé and I decided to buy one like this in case we get too tired and want to sleep here. Parang ngayon. So I carefully manipulated the couch without waking Seulgi up. And when I’m done, I laid down beside Seulgi, and fell asleep while embracing her. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hindi ko namalayan na naging mahaba pala ang tulog ko. I woke up without Seulgi beside me. Muntik na ako mag panic pero nang maamoy ko ang pagkain na niluluto niya yata sa kitchen, napangiti na lang ako. 

 

 

 

I’ve heard footsteps going in my direction kaya agad akong nagtulog tulugan. 

 

 

 

“Wake up now, My Love.” gusto ko nanamang maiyak dahil sa kilig ko sa sinabi ni Seulgi! 

 

 

 

Bakit ba sobrang tamis niya? 

 

 

 

“Come on. I know you’re awake.” she giggled. “Oh, Bae Joohyun. 10 years na tayong magkakilala next year. I know when you’re awake and when you’re just pretending to be asleep.” 

 

 

 

 

Napangiwi ako kahit nakapikit pa. Oo nga pala. We’ve known each other for so long kaya’t wala nang maitatago pa. We know almost everything about each other. So I had no choice but to wake up because she knows I’m only faking it. 

 

 

 

“Goodmorning.” gulat ako dahil mukha niyang napakalapit ang bumungad sa akin pag dilat ko. 

 

 

 

Heto nanaman tayo. 

 

 

 

“Goodmorning to my girlfriend.” then she kissed me on the forehead. Something that I have to get used to, starting today. “I cooked brunch. Didn’t bother waking you up because I know you’re tired.” 

 

 

 

 

“Thank you. Bathroom lang ako.” tumango si Seulgi at nauna nang lumabas sa office. 

 

 

 

I fixed the bed and turned it into a couch, again. Then I just left the blankets there because who knows? We might have another sleepover in the office. 

 

 

 

 

Nagbanyo ako para mag toothbrush at maghilamos. I’m still wearing my sleepwear, and I instantly blushed after realizing what I’m wearing. My usual see-through silk nightdress. Did I sleep with Seulgi wearing—this? 

 

 

 

“What a first night, Irene. Impressive.” 

 

 

 

Iiling iling na sabi ko sa sarili pagkatapos na maghilamos. Siyempre, bumalik pa muna ako sa kwarto ko para magsuot ng mas maayos na damit. Nasanay ako sa dalawang linggo na wala akong kasama dito sa apartment, at mainit din so I resorted to wearing those in my sleep. Kailangan kong baguhin ulit iyon lalo at nandito na si—uh Seulgi. 

 

 

 

“Hyun, you have an incoming facetime call!” tawag sa akin ni Seulgi dahil nasa kwarto pa din ako. 

 

 

“From who?” 

 

 

“Jennie.” 

 

 

 

“Answer it for me, please. I use the same passcode.” naramdaman kong bumalik na si Seulgi sa lounge, narinig ko na din kasi ang boses ni Jennie at Rosé mula sa phone ko. 

 

 

 

“So you’re Irene now, huh?” naabutan ko na tanong ni Jen kay Seulgi na natawa lang. 

 

 

 

“We’re twins. Remember how people used to tell us that we look alike?” 

 

 

“You’re twins and you’re dating? ‘yon!” 

 

 

"Pinagsasabi mo dyan, Kim Jennie." sabi ko nang makalapit kay Seulgi. 
 

 

 

"Oh, my wife is here." my jaw dropped because of what Seulgi said but I was also quick to recover from it dahil inaabot na niya ang cellphone sa akin. "I'll just prep the table." 
 

 

 

Dahan dahan akong tumango at hinawakan na ang cellphone ko at nakita doon si Jennie na tahimik lang na binibigyan ako ng makahulugang tingin. 
 

 

 

"She just arrived yesterday and now she's your wife?" may diin sa huling salita. 
 

 

 

Umiling ako. "She arrived two weeks ago. And no, she's not my wife." 
 

 

 

"Ouch!" napatingin ako nang sabihin iyon ni Seulgi in a dramatic tone. Tinawanan ko nalang. 
 

 

 

"I mean, not yet. Not yet my wife." nginitian ko siya because she smirked at me in response. 
 

 

 

What the hell, are we really doing this? 
 

 

 

"Ang lalandi niyo! Wala namang forever! Magbe break din kayo!" 

 

 

 

"Jen, don't say bad words nga!" 
 

 

 

Inirapan na lang ako ni Jennie. Soon after, Seul said that we are ready to eat kaya pumunta na ako sa dining. I was in awe because of what she served. Parang dati lang, hindi marunong gumamit ng kursilyo itong si Seulgi. Ngayon, she can even cook and serve a full course meal! 
 

 

 

"So how was your first night?" agad akong nabilaukan dahil sa biglang tanong na iyon ni Jennie. 

 

 

 

Sinamaan ko siya ng tingin. "Great! I slept alone, then I woke up with someone hugging me like a koala." at ngayon ay kay Seulgi ko itinapon ang tingin na iyon. 

 

 

 

"Really, Bae Joohyun? Ganon ka ba ka-sabik kay Seulgi that you took advantage of her while she was sleeping?" 

 

 

 

"I took advantage? of her?" nagtaas ako ng kilay kay Seulgi na ngayon ay natatawa na lang. "We slept in the office, okay." 

 

 

"I got sleepy while waiting for her to finish work so I slept on the couch. Hindi ko naman alam na you could turn that into a bed, so when I woke up, tulog na din siya sa tabi ko." paliwanag ni Seulgi na tinanguan lang ni Jennie. 
 

 

 

"So I guess hindi niyo pa napapag-usapan ang sleeping arrangements niyo?" 
 

 

 

I--err.. 

 

 

Oo nga pala. I know I'm used to sleeping beside Seulgi dahil tuwing nagsi sleepover kami noon, sa parehong kwarto kami at parehong kama. Wala namang malisya noon dahil magbestfriends lang kami. But now it's different. Oo, mag bestfriend pa din naman kami, but we are already dating and are together. So if there is no ual tension before... and if it was okay to sleep together before, now is different. 
 

 

 

"Are we seriously talking about this in front of the food, Jen?" Seulgi asked after a long period of silence. 

 

 

"Biro lang.. anyway, I just called to ask if Irene's doing okay. Kaya lang, hindi na pala ako kailangan dahil andyan ka na pala, Seul." 

 

 

Ngumiti ako. "Madami pa kaming bagay na kailangan pag-usapan. We'll have to set our house rules, too." 

 

 

"Hindi ka makakaisa dyan, Seul." then Jennie gave out a hearty laugh. "Alright! I'll hang up, now. Time for work!" 
 

 

 

Oo nga pala, since Jennie and Rosé are back in Australia, they won't have to make many adjustments with their schedules for work. Ang ilan naman sa mga client nila ay Australian, kaya pareho lang ang timezone nila. As for their American clients, hindi din naman ganoon kalayo ang difference kaya hindi sila nahirapan. 
 

 

 

Ibinaba na ni Jennie ang tawag pagkatapos na magpaalam. Salamat naman at makaka-kain na ako ng maayos. Medyo naging awkward tuloy dahil sa mga sinabi niya kanina. 

 

 

"Thank goodness, my wife can finally eat!" para akong naging kasing pula ng tomato sa inihandang pagkain ni Seulgi! 
 

 

"Will you please stop calling me your wife?!" sabi ko at hinampas pa siya sa braso. 
 

 

"Bakit ba? I'm just practicing." Seulgi defended then ceased her forehead. "Or baka ayaw mong makasal sa akin? Because there's someone else you want to be married too?" 
 

 

 

Nanliit ang mata ni Seulgi nang sabihin niya iyon. Nalaglag ang panga ko. Saan niya naman nakuha 'tong mga sinasabi niya?!?

 

 

"O baka naman you are waiting for someone else? Ah.. that girl from fourth year college? What is her name again?" kumunot ang noo ko. "Aha! Choi Seyeong!" 
 

 

"Sino?!" gulat na tanong ko because the name rings a bell pero hindi ko maalala kung sino iyon! 
 

 

"That girl is also from St. Scho. Ibang section lang siya, then naging schoolmate mo din sa UST. MassCom student? Alam ko she is already an announcer in Korea, right now. You had a crush on her 'nong graduating tayo." 
 

 

 

Natigil ako sandali at nag-isip ng mabuti. Ah, si Seyeong. 
 

 

 

Fourth year college was when it was rumored that Seulgi was courting Tzuyu. Kaya ako, being the selosa and needy bestfriend that I was, naghanap ako ng kaibigan na makaka-intindi sa feelings ko. I met Seyeong then and we became friends. Orgmate ko siya at madalas kaming naiiwan sa office na kami lang, kaya nakakapag-kwento ako sa kaniya ng tungkol sa amin ni Seulgi. 
 

 

Sinabi niya na magandang ideya ang pagselosin din si Seulgi para malaman kung may gusto ba siya sa akin, o kung ano ang magiging reaksyon niya kung malaman niya na may iba akong laging nakakasama. Kaya pinakalat ni Seyeong ang balita noon na may crush ako sa kaniya, at na ganoon din siya sa akin. 
 

 

 

"Ako pala ang nagka-crush sa kaniya.. pero bakit mas madami kang alam na details tungkol sa kaniya ngayon?" tanong ko kay Seulgi at nagtaas ng kilay. 
 

 

"W-well.. u-uh.." 

 

 

"Besides, alam mo ba kung bakit ako nagka crush sa kaniya 'non?" 
 

 

"Because she was attractive?" natawa ako sa sagot ni Seulgi. 
 

 

"Did you really think that I had the time to be attracted to someone else? Hmm?" 
 

 

 

"Pwede.. hindi naman siguro ako lang ang nagpalundag ng puso mo diba?" 
 

 

Umiling ako. "Silly. Hindi totoo na nagka crush ako kay Seyeong." 
 

 

"Talaga ba, 'Ga?" Seulgi wiggled her eyebrows kaya tinawanan ko nalang. 

 

 

"Sige nga. Isipin mo. Ano ba ang mga nangyari noong fourth year tayo?" nagisip ng malalim si Seulgi. Natawa ako dahil ang cute niyang tingnan nang ilagay ang kamay sa baba niya. 
 

 

"Fourth year college was super busy. Pero that was also the year we went to Tagaytay, the accident happened, then.." 

 

 

"Hindi naman related yung sinasabi mo! I was talking about our uni life!" natawa ulit ako. "Fourth year college, graduating ka, you were busy. We both were. Pero palagi kang nasa UST because of a certain Thomasian." 
 

 

"Siyempre ikaw! Ano ba nangyari sa atin noong graduating tayo?" I sighed. 
 

 

Kung minsan talaga ang hina ng pick up nitong si Seulgi eh. 

 

 

"Hindi ako, 'Ga. Si Tzuyu." kumunot ang noo niya. "Fourth year college was when news spread that you were courting Chou Tzuyu." 
 


 

"What does that have to do with you having a crush on Choi Seyeong?" 

 

 

Napailing na lang ako habang patuloy na hinuhugas ang mga pinag-kainan namin ni Seulgi. So hindi niya itinanggi na niligawan niya nga si Tzuyu. Ibig sabihin, totoo pala ang bali-balita noon. 
 

 

 

"You admit to courting Tzuyu?" I asked. 
 


 

"I asked first, 'Ga." mapait akong ngumiti. "Okay... yes, we--uh, we briefly dated. It just didn't work." 
 

 

 

Sabi na, eh. 
 

 

Our friends were so sure about Seulgi and Tzuyu back then. Totoo nga na nag-date sila. Kaya naman pala grabe na lang din ang nararamdaman kong insecurity laban kay Tzuyu dahil talagang may past sila ni Seulgi. 
 

 

"Bakit hindi nag work? Bagay naman kayo, ah." I smirked. 
 

 

"Dahil hindi siya ang para sa akin, okay?" marahang sabi niya habang hinihimas pa ang magkabilang braso ko."Now can we go back to my question please?" 
 

 

 

"I never had a crush on Choi Seyeong. Or anyone else." sagot ko at naglakad na patungo sa countertop para uminom ng kape, dahil nandoon ang coffee maker ko. "It was just a stunt we made to make you jealous." 
 

 

Seulgi softly chuckled. "Which was effective. Tzuyu and I ended things because I realized it was you who I love." 
 

 


"Weh?" sabay kaming natawa ni Seulgi nang sabihin ko iyon. 
 

 

Dahil bago ito sa akin. This is the first time I've heard her confess something like this. 

 

 

Niligawan niya ba si Tzuyu because she had a thought that what she felt towards me wasn't real - because I was only her bestfriend? Baka ganoon nga. Kung minsan ay talagang hindi tayo ganoon ka-sigurado sa mga nararamdaman natin lalo na sa mga tao na malapit sa atin. In our case, lalo na at mag-bestfriend kami at akala namin ay normal lang ang lahat. 
 

 

Or maybe we also tried giving up our feelings for each other because we were afraid that it would be a threat to our friendship. That it would ruin us. Pero anumang sinubukan naming gawin para mawala iyon ay hindi nagtagumapay. Dahil heto kami ngayon, overly in love with each other. 
 

 

"May dahilan pa ba para magselos ang mahal ko?" 

 

 

Halos mapatili ako nang iangat ako ni Seulgi sa countertop, at siya naman ay umupo sa high chair. Kaya ngayon ay magka-level na ang mga mukha namin. 
 

 

"W-wala naman." lumunok ako. 

 

 

May kakaiba akong nararamdaman dahil sa tensyonadong sitwasyon na ito. Is this the moment I have finally waited for years? 
 

 

"Our past romance with other people existed for a reason. They gave us lessons. That we should never mess up with fate because it was fate who decided that we should be together." 

 

 

Dahan-dahan akong tumango. 

 

 

"Sa'yo lang ako, Hyun." 
 

 


Tuluyan na lang akong napapikit nang maglapat ang mga labi namin. I felt how Seulgi's hands traveled from my waist to my back, gently caressing it as her lips taste mine. I wrapped my hands at the back of her neck, with my legs clinging around her waist.

 

 

It's amazing how earlier we were in a little confrontation about the past but in one swift move, I am already in her arms, feeling so weak because of her kisses. 
 


 

"Sa'yo lang." 



 

Seulgi's whisper almost gave me a goosebump. Maybe she intentionally said those on my ears, biting my earlobe before going back to my lips for another round of sweet, steamy kisses. 
 

 

 

 

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thank you, a lot, for reading this! I will mark this story complete but will still publish three chapters centered to the three ships. thank you, again and have a great evening! :)
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