Kristier Arabella Sandoval is one of the daughters of the Sandoval clan. She's a student leader, a dancer, and a humble teenager. Her life is too full of happiness and protection. Her family gives her everything, not just money but also love and affection. When she transferred to CCAM (Central Colleges of Medicine), for her college years, she thought life will stay as easy like before. But when she entered the stage of maturity, things started to change drastically. Will she be able to handle the changes in her life? Will she stay the same after falling in love and getting hurt from her first love? For her: "He's been my prince, my comfort, my home, and the only person who constantly explained the meaning of love just by his existence."View More
I've been into a lot of struggles just to be with her. Everytime I see her, my heart will beat faster. Hindi ko inakalang darating ang araw na mamahalin ko siya ng lubusan.It all started that day."Pre, susunduin mo na naman ang kapatid mo sa SEU?" I heard Alden's voice from behind.I was busy aiming for the target board when he came. Nasa practice room ako ngayon ng archery. I focused again on the board until I hit the center spot."Sana all, sharpshooter." I heard him again."Susunduin ko, malamang," sagot ko sa kanya habang inaayos ang bow at arrow."Ang tanda na ni Andrei, sinusundo pa." He hissed and crossed his arms.I raised a brow and let him rant. Sanay na ako sa kanya. Kapag nagkaroon ka ba naman ng kaibigan na baliw, magtataka ka pa?Sabay kaming lumabas ng CCAM. Naghiwalay lang kami ng landas nang nasa parking lot na. Nagpaala
"Saan mo gustong pumunta ngayong umaga?"I sat beside him. He's currently watching some cartoons. Mas nauna siyang nagising sa akin kaya nauna din siyang bumaba. Kinusot ko ang mata ko, halatang inaantok pa."Let's visit my friends, please," I asked him with my puppy eyes.Ginulo niya ang buhok ko at tumawa ng mahina. I pouted and crossed my arms trying to act like I'm mad."Kung saan mo gusto," he said softly.I excitedly went back to my room, nagmamadaling mag-ayos. I badly missed my friends. I'll surprise them this time.After a quick shower, I blow dried my hair and wore a white, pintuck mini dress paired with my black Roadster heeled boots. Hinayaan kong nakalugay ang mahaba kong buhok. Naglagay lang ako ng clip sa left side, just to pin my baby hairs.When I went downstairs, I saw Ismael comfortably sitting on the sofa, still watching another cartoon
" Sunbae, nasa labas po si Dr. Santiago."I urgently faced Erika when she said those words. She smiled awkwardly at me when she noticed that I was totally shocked. After we talked last time, we never had the chance to talk again. I rarely saw him these days. I don't know if he's just avoiding me or he's really busy.Despite of the awkwardness, I chose to go out and face him. I sighed heavily when I saw him leaning on the wall, just behind the door of the laboratory. His hands were on the pockets of his white coat, slightly bowing his head."Eikel," I called him.He swiftly moved and looked at me with his tired eyes. He faked a smile and came closer."Can we talk?" he suddenly asked.I seriously don't have enough reasons to turn down his request so I nodded and followed him.After a few minutes, I found myself sitting in front of him. We're on a café
"Nagbibiro ka ba?"I asked Ismael after he said those words about marrying me. I can't deny that my heart pounded after he said those words. I'm open enough to understand marriage pero di ko inisip na sasabihin niya nga."I'm not. I'm always serious when it comes to you, Kara. I want to marry you," he seriously said."Baka naman naiinggit ka lang sa kapatid mo." I mocked him.He smirked and leaned closer. Parang balewala ata ang lamesang humaharang sa pagitan namin."Why would I?I have the best girl in the world. In short, I have you," he said and chuckled.My face heated upon hearing that. Gosh, I'm not a teenager anymore but his words can really bring butterflies to my stomach. Umiwas ako ng tingin sa kanya kaya mas lalo kong narinig ang mahihina niyang tawa. Bumalik na din siya sa pwesto niya kaya ibinalik ko ang tingin sa pagkain ko."Kumain ka na. Bak
"Pose ka rin dito, Kara!"Nasa dalampasigan kami at trip ni Alise mag pictorial kaya nakisabay na rin kami ni Taine. Ilang beses na niya akong pinipilit mag-pose ng kung ano-ano. Some tourist were actually looking and that made me felt awkward.We're wearing a two piece. Napilitan akong hubarin ang ipinatong ko dito kanina dahil sa kakulitan ni Alise. I was about to walk away when she pulled me."I don't want this, Alise. Marami na ang nakatingin," I awkwardly told her."Natural! Maganda tayo at sexy!" she said and rolled her eyes.Sa huli, wala rin akong nagawa dahil mapilit siya. Si Taine nga ay ginawa niya pang model. Nakikisakay naman ang isa kaya natutuwa si Alise. Kahit kailan talaga, pahamak siya.I was already enjoying while watching them when someone sat beside me. It was a couple of seconds when I realized that it was Ismael. He looked so grumpy and pissed off.
"Nasa'n na ang maleta mo?"Parang tanga ako habang wala sa sariling naglalakad papalapit kina Alise at Taine. They looked at me with confusion. Tinanong agad ako ni Alise nang nasa harapan na nila ako."Kay Ismael," I said.They both laughed and giggled. Eikel turned his gaze to our spot. Maybe he's wondering why did Alise and Taine laugh out of the blue. I sighed heavily and tried to forget about what happened in the bus."Come back na ba?" nakangising tanong ulit ni Alise."Hoy! 'Yong kuya ko pa!" mabilis na sagot ni Taine.Parang kanina lang halos ipagtulakan niya rin ako kay Ismael tapos ngayon, ipapaalala na naman niya sa akin na nandiyan pa ang kuya niya. I was about to say something nang dumating si Ismael habang bitbit ang maleta ko. Nakasunod na rin si Alden sa kanya na nakatingin sa akin ng nakakaloko."Maleta mo," Ismael said and gave me my lugg
"Sasama ka ba sa outing?"Alise asked me while I'm busy sorting the results of the five CT scans I performed two hours ago. The director asked all of us to have an outing this coming friday. Three days din 'yon kaya nag-aalinlangan ako.We're too busy actually but he assured us that the second team including the second shifters will be left here. Kumbaga, mauuna kami sa outing this weekend and pagkatapos namin, sila naman. Salitan lang."Ewan." I shrugged and continued my work."Ano ba naman 'yan! Dapat sasama ka! Bawal kang maiwan." She rolled her eyes and left."Nagtanong ka pa kung ikaw din naman ang masusunod," I whispered to myself.
"Bakit tulala ka,sunbae?"I unconsciously looked at Erika who's now confused with my sudden change of attitude. I'm still thinking about what happened the other day with Ismael. Hindi ko yata ma absorb lahat."Wala, nabigay mo na ba kay Dr. Gonzaludo ang result ng X-ray ni Mrs. Lusioni?" pag-iiba ko ng usapan."Yes,sunbae." She smiled.Buong araw yata akong tulala at wala sa sarili. No'ng mag lunch ay di rin ako sumabay kina Alise. Parang tanga ako habang wala sa sariling kumikilos. Buti na lang at nandito si Erika."Hey, are you okay?" Eikel asked when he noticed that I'm silent the whole time.Nasa office kami ngayon. It's 8 PM and wala masyadong nagpapa-scan kaya nagpahinga na muna ako. Erika will call me if anyone will come."Yes, sorry." I smiled at him and apologized."Okay lang. Pahinga ka na," sabay tu