Julie ransacked her storage that had Elmo’s stuff that she was going to bring back to him,but they left.She found the box And looked for an unopened letter and she found the envelope that hasn’t been opened. She opened it and read along with the words:
The day my heart would hurt so Much but not as much as I would hurt you. I wrote this letter because I couldn’t tell you this face to face.I hope you dont think i dont love you anymore,because i do and i will always love you.My parents found a bride for me,and sadly,it’s not you. Do you know how sad I was when I found out? I don’t want to get married And if I was going to get married,I’d want to get married to you. I dreaded wondering if I should tell you or not. Wondering how you would react,I know it wouldn’t be good. And knowing that you’re going to get hurt because of me,I don’t want to see it. I don’t want to see you cry.So,ill suffer this by myself and let you live even if you’ll be happy in the future.And please become a fashion designer ,the thing that you always wanted to be. Ill walk away regretting everything that I’ve done. And when we see each other in the future, I wont give up and get you back! -Love,Elmo Magalona”
She read the letter with tears in her eyes. And when she said those things earlier,she thought wrong. How could she think that he was happy when he was actually much more miserable than her. She wiped her tears and heard her cellphone ring.
"Hey,Elmer!" She greeted happily trying to cover her real emotions. "Are we still going out tonight?" He asked. "Actually,I have somewhere to go to right now!" she said. "Ahh okay,maybe sometime then!" He said,sounding disappointed.
She took her car keys and started driving.
“Philippine Airlines flight 101,ready to board.” The lady in the intercom announced.
Joey and Elmo were getting their things ready. Elmo kept looking back trying to to miss Julie,if she ever came.They settled down in the airplane seat,ready to leave.
Julie was panting so hard,trying to catch her breathe. She looked at the listing of the boarded plane. She scanned through it fast, she looked at it again. Her eyes widened when she saw flight 101 already left. She cried and cried. Wiping her tears as she was walking back to her car. “What do I do now?” She asked herself. She wiped her last tears. “I didn’t even tell him how much I missed him!” She said.
She opened the door to a small green house. It was dark but she looked at the roses. She was having a nostalgic feeling. She smiled remembering what happened in here.
It was when Elmo and her were still little kids. Elmo told her that once they get older, he’d marry her. And from that day on, they planted red roses till Elmo left. But that didn’t stop Julie from planting more red roses each year. Planting roses after Elmo left not only reminded her of how many years he had left but also reminds her of their childhood memory her.
Julie cried even more here. She heard a noise from the inside. She was afraid,she stood up and turned on the little flashlight she’d got. She stopped herself from crying. She looked around and seen a figure. “Who are you?” She asked. “Julie?” Said a familiar voice. “Elmo?” She said. She dropped her flashlight. She was relieved to hear his voice. “you didn’t leave yet?” She said,asking the most obvious question. “I mean,if you want me to leave,then ill leave now!” Elmo joked. “No,no,no!” She said. “I should’ve gone!” He said. “No,you shouldn’t!” She said. They both sat down on the bench. “Member when you said that once you leave I’d be happy?” She said. “Hmmm.” Elmo agreeing. “What do I do when the person that’s making me happy is going to leave? Do I let him go or move on?” She asked. “If its making you happy,then why let it go?” Elmo threw the question back to her. “I don’t think I should let him go!” She said. “Then….” he said. Julie hugged him tightly, Elmo hugged her back. “I missed you!” She said,this time. “I missed you…. a lot!” He said. “And I’m sorry for the things I said earlier today! I love you!” She said. “I love you too… very much!”
That’s the feeling that Julie and Elmo hadn’t felt in a long time. Eventhough,they date other people, they’d never feel the things they feel when their with each other.
“Hazel! ” Julie whispered to her ears. Hazel lightly opened her eyes, “aunt Julie? ” she said. She stood up and hugged her. Hazel seen Elmo behind her. “Who’s that?” She asked. “Elmo..” she said. Hazel was shocked. “Seriously,that’s the..” Julie covered her mouth. “Shhhh..” Elmo had that weird look. So she teased her, “so,Patay na patay ka pala akin! And you acted like you didn’t care!” “Psstt!!” She shook her head.