Fighting

Outside Sophia's house. Nakaupo sina Bart at Sophia. It's been a week since nagpaalam na si Anna.

"Are you sure you're okay"

"Oo naman." She smiled at Bart to show him that she was sincere kahit na deep inside, mabigat ang puso nya

"Sophia, you can tell me. "

"Iniisip ko lang.. Sa dami ng pinagdaanan natin Bart, bakit nandito ka pa rin? Alam mo, hindi naman ako magagalit sa'yo kung.."

"Sophia, no. I promised Kevin, I promised you and I promised myself na hindi kita iiwan."

"Oo, pero maiintindihan ko naman kung ayaw mo na eh."

"Sino ba nagsabi sayong ayaw ko na?" Nakangiting tanong ni Bart. Sophia looked down and sighed. Bart took her hands in his.

"My dad once told me that you rarely get everything you want in life, but when you don't fight for it, you have less of a chance of getting it. So here I am. Fighting. For you. And I'm willing to keep fighting hangga't hindi ka pa handa. I'm here... For good, be it as an admirer or just a friend."

"Alam mong you're not 'just a friend'..."

"So what am I to you?"

Tiningnan nya si Bart sa mata, "Ano ba gusto mo?" sabay ngiti.


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*Bart-Sophia Ramirez residence*

"Bart, naalala mo nung accidentally mo kong nayakap sa office noon?" tanong ni Sophia kay Bart na nakaupo next to her watching TV.

"Accidentally? Trust me, that wasn't an accident." Bart said with a smirk.

"Ewan ko sa'yo!" Pinalo sya ni Sophia. "Hindi nga, seryoso."

"Oo. I remember. Diba nga I told you na that was the first time na someone appreciated my own work? Yung walang pretention or any means to make me feel even more stupid." He said rolling his eyes and looking down.

"Maybe this was a bad idea." Sophia said, "Change topic na tayo."

"Okay lang ako. Alam mo, masaya nga ako eh. You know why? Dahil sa unang pagkakataon na yun, you praised me. It meant a lot. Syempre dahil sayo yun eh. Seriously." Ngumiti si Bart. Napangiti rin naman si Sophia at kinuha ang kamay ng husband nya.

"Wag mong iisipin ever na pumalpak ka sa kahit anong bagay. You can only try your best. Kapag di nila na-appreciate yun, sila ang may problema at hindi ikaw."

Tumango si Bart at ngumiti, "I love you."

"I love you rin My Rotating Rotor Robot."