“Damn it, why didn’t you tell me earlier?” I yelled.
“Because I didn’t want you to be upset.” She replied.
“Well now I’m upset alright. You should’ve told me earlier. There’s nothing to be upset about, mom. Except for you lying to me.” I said.
“Well I’m sorry Bells. And I won’t do it again.” She promised.
“Okay.” I said.
Here we go again. I said to myself. She’s getting remarried. I shuddered at the thought. Remarrying means a new house, a new school, a new dad.
Since I was born, I have lived my almost-happy life in this small city, Marikina. I’ve finished my elementary. I’m still a sopohomore, but I’ll be a junior when the school year starts. Too bad I won’t be enrolling to Marikina Science High anymore. Why do I suddenly have to give everything up?
It doesn’t matter. That’s what my mom wants. I thought to myself. And it’s the only thing that could make her happy now. And I should be happy for her. For my mom. For the woman who took care of me for the past 14 years.
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