Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Doc In , Doc Out June 2017 #2: "Naisip lang niya!"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
Overheard on the Radio:
Announcer: Ito si Mr. ______ isang ahente ng _____
Mr.____: Minsan naranasan ko na din na ihi ako ng ihi at sumasakit ang likod ko. Kaya naisipin kong magpaultra sound...
Me: Ang lupit ni Sir. Ultrasound kaagad ang naisip niya!
Doc In , Doc Out June 2017 #1 : "Ano ang apelyido mo?"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
When I have finished processing patients I usually try to call out names and when no one responds I ask random patients who are in line for the other sections like Laboratory or Xray so I can process them first. I approached one gentleman and said.
Me: Sir , ano po ang apelyido ninyo? (While looking at the charts I was carrying)
Patient: Ah Kakain lang po ako saglit.
Me: (Ang haba naman ng apelyido niyo Sir)
"The Dragon and the 6th Talon"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
The island lay 50 miles off the coast of Busan and have been there for a long time. How it remained hidden from the world is a secret that involves Dragon Magic and some recent technological advances not to mention several laws that make it illegal to even be swimming near it.
The island had a total population of two people at the moment and a single house that had a walkway around it that allowed you views of the distant Japan and The City of Busan in South Korea. V looked on at the ocean and sighed as the wind blew the black windbreaker he was wearing making him feel cold although technically he could not feel it.
The door behind him opened and a younger male all clad in yellow appeared with a cup of what looked like dark steaming tea but V knew better. It was Dragon Beer. A cupful of which could make you forget things until next week. V looked at the yellow clad youngster and motioned for him to lower the tray and to come closer. "Noran , you know I don't drink and even if I did it would take a whole lot to get me to forget what is bothering me."
"So something is bothering you master otherwise you wouldn't choose my station as a hang out." Noran said as he lit a cigarette and let the wind take the smoke away from his master who also did not like the habit."Women troubles master?"
"More like creation problems V said as he closed his windbreaker."I think I failed."
"what makes you say that Master? All the plans over the years have been leading to this one moment.Black and Green have left us thinking that when you succeed the world will need either of their factions to survive."
"They all know what is coming when I do fail. And it seems that they are going to be right."
"Is it because one of the sacred orbs is housed in a maiden that could not fall?"
"Oh there is no maiden who could not fall. Only you know the rules. A maiden must freely give it up. Love is a component of this and if a maiden could not fall then we all know that there are two other orbs out there."
"Would there be enough time for the other two master? It seems that 65 years of searching for them had given us a rather empty cup."
"I know and well I am down to my last 99 days.And this maiden we found , we found mainly by accident thanks to White."
Noran almost choked at the mention of White , the half insane Talon who almost killed him at one point. The main reason why he sought the isolation of this island in the first place." I wish you would not mention that monster master. My wounds still feel painful on the extremely cold nights here."
V looked at Noran and his pain revealed his true age , he might look like a fresh faced boy but he was a talon nonetheless. And it made him a whole lot older than most of the humans in existence. "What White did was unforgivable and I promise you that when I do find him that justice will be done."
"He has become good at covering his tracks master. Besides he is not the priority here and when I find him first he would be sorry for all the thing he has done to me."
V looked on at the violent sea and felt that his feelings were reflected there. "YuuA is not the one."
"Then there are 2 other out there master. I have been developing new algorithms to find them. We will find them before the 99 days are up."
"I admire your enthusiasm Noran but I feel really tired."
"A lot rides in this master and I believe that this is bigger than just one dragon or maiden or talon or scale. Isn't there another way to ascend?"
"There are several. All three involves me killing another one of my kind until I get the energy that I require. It is a big amount of energy after all."
"The Diamond Procedure , Fire Sleight and Tower Dominion."
"As expected of you Noran , Kayz has been willing to help me with the 2nd one but I love that woman so much to let her do that for me."
"I believe that Sinhee and Solhun are willing to sacrifice themselves for the other methods as well."
"You know very well that I could not do that too."
Noran looked at his master and could not help.
"Do you want humanity and dragonkind to die Master? Because failing in all the methods mean just that. You are the last Creation Dragon . the last descendant of the First. All of the talons know this and we are compelled to assist you in any way to make your goals a reality."
"I know that Noran but I feel tired.YuuA makes me feel tired. Searching in vain has not been is not one of my goals."
Noran took the cup of Dragonbeer from the table behind them."Then drink and rest master.We will continue to work. Forget all this for awhile and we will wake you when you are already needed."
V looked at the offered cup."No. I will be in the dessert. Continue your invaluable work here." The last creation dragon was illuminated with a blue light and with a little push flew into the air on the way north to China.
Noran drank a sip from the cup , coughed at the strong liquid and threw the rest toward the sea. His master sure was a complicated one.He was falling hard for this human but he knew that human loved another. His master most likely knew that and with his experience he could guess that there would be some new mountains forming in China in the next few days.
"Her Messages for the Dragon"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
V pressed the app to retrieve his voice messages but he did not even know why he bothered. He only knew that it would be full of messages from her.
The machine read off the message in what it hoped was it's friendliest robotic tone:
"Why are you not answering your phone? I am worried about you. Please call me."
Her voice sounded a bit frantic like she really cared. The answering machine droned on.
"V if you don't answer your phone I will go there and drag you out until you talk to me."
V blew air out of his mouth and thought. "Goodluck with that , you don't even know where I am."
"V I know I was wrong but please give a me a chance to explain all that has happened. We can't let it end like this."
It was a mistake opening these messages but V was in the habit of hurting himself with his bad choices. Hearing her voice was painful and it seemed like someone was pulling all the muscles in his chest apart. Her voice didn't even sound like Summer.
"Please talk to me. I feel so alone right now. I am going to wait for you until midnight at the dormitory rooftop. Please show up. If you have even a little bit of feeling for me please show up."
Typical YuuA , V thought to himself. Demanding but not demanding and making the choice about him and not about her. If you don't go you are the one who made the decision not to go. She was the one waiting. She was also the one that hurt him so much that he has trouble focusing on what to do. A part of him wants to go and a part of him wants to rage.
"I know by now that this is pretty useless and that you are beyond my reach at this point. Please know that I still love you and maybe we can start again. Like that date we had in the Dragon vault. Oh V , I am so sorry to have done this to you. Please come back." YuuA began sobbing on the phone. "Please , please , please call me be back. Please , please , please , see me."
V gritted his teeth and the anger from inside him welled up again. She was using the one thing she knew always worked on him. Her freaking tears. Her needs. Her wants. The old him was struggling with his new reality. He had to say to himself that things were going to be much better without her. Of course it meant that he will not ascend and he will turn to dust a week from now but that would be much better than staying in a situation that would make him crumble into nothingness now.
There was something in that decision. A sense of clarity that he did not know he could have and the words of those who cared for him came flooding back into his mind.
"Humans are bad news.I find it best not to meddle in their affairs as much as possible."
"You really don't have challenges my son.Everything is easy for you that you don't really lift a finger to be better."
"Why would this one human female care what happens to our kind? She is human. We are dragons. We have always been at war."
"You seem to have a fatal misunderstanding of the role Creation Dragons serve.With or without ascension you still serve our kind."
"Master , Do not be stupid as to fall for this person. Ruin follows the foolish."
V looked at the ceiling and muttered to himself."I guess I have to take advise from all of you. And all of you make sense. So the logical thing to do is for me do to the one decision that does not make sense to anyone of you."
V put on a shirt and jacket. Got his keys from the nightstand. If she was waiting. He would not make her wait long.
"The Dragon and the Fox Maknae"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD
Binmi was pretending to eat the bagels in front of her while secretly looking at V. Besides her was YuuA who was doing the same thing and was not doing a great job at hiding it.
"I don't know Unnie. If he loses the hairstlye and the weird clothing he does look really cute." Oh My Dolls Cute Maknae said without taking her eyes off the odd dressing weirdo who served as their driver and body guard.
The lead dancer said nothing and continued to eat. The maknae turned to face her and with a very serious face that seemed out of place for her asked."YuuA unnie if you don't like V could I have him?"
"Have him? are you asking me like he was some sort of toy that I owned?" YuuA raised an eyebrow at the bold way the younger Binmi was acting. "You seem to have some experience at this."
"I do Unnie , there were a lot of boys in my old school and I'd kiss once on a date.Have you ever been kissed by a boy before Unnie?"
There was a prolonged silence as YuuA gathered her thoughts. She went back to the time that boys would try and kiss her one way or the other only to be met with the timely kicks of his older brother. She would be mad at him for costing her the experience but she knew better now , he was only looking out for her. "No. Not even once."
The fox smile on Binmi's face appeared again and YuuA knew that she would be up to no good again. "I kissed a lot of boys but I want to know what V Oppa's lips taste like. It is probably the least I can do after what he did for me with those 5 awful men."
YuuA turned red at the younger girls bold words. "If he wants to kiss you then there is nothing I can do about that. You just need to be careful around that one. The more I learn about him the more questions pop out."
"Im really surprised that you would just let me have him unnie. I have seen the way he looks at you.Those long lingering stares. I want someone to look at me that way too."
"He looks at me that way? " YuuA was blushing even more.
"I also see the way that you look at him. You can try to hide it but Fox smile Binmi sees all!" Binmi placed her hands over her head to make fox ears and made them flop up and down. "Buing Buing!"
V approached the two ladies. "And what is it that you noticed today Fox Smile Binmi?"
The two girls turned red.
"That these Bagels are great!" Binmi said while picking one and waving it at V's face. "V Oppa why do you wear the things that you wear?"
"It's a secret." the turtle necked , blond wigged weirdo said.
Yuua looked at Binmi. "I told you that whenever you ask him something he gives you more to think about."
"No I do not." V said. Grabbing a bagel himself and taking a bite at it. "It's a secret only because I am hiding from some people."
YuuA rolled her eyes. "There he goes again. He tells you the answer but it invites another question to be asked see Binmi?"
"Should I ask him or should you unnie?" The maknae said. Yuua turned silent so Binmi asked away.
"Do you like my Unnie?"
V smiled at the question.
"I could answer that now but I want to have a bet with you."
"Sure" the cute Maknae smiled back.
"I will take you out to dinner. Anywhere you want but you have to prove that she likes me."
"Deal!" Binmi said while raising a thumb towards V. "I know she likes you because....Mmmm...mmmpph....mmmmph..."
YuuA with her almost cat like reflexes was able to cover anything Binmi had to say and dragged the younger one into another room. All the while giving V that dreaded I will deal with you later look that she had given Bee before.
V shrugged his shoulders and grabbed the bagels left on the table. There was no sense in wasting good food. He wondered which one did YuuA's lips touched and when he determined that he could not know he ate them both.
In the other room One can hear the faint cries of Binmi asking forgiveness from her Unnie as the latter tries to strangle her.