Friday, January 1, 2016

"The Forgotten"

"The Forgotten"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. 

"Uy Pre kamusta ka na?" was the greeting she heard.

She watched as the two men hugged each other briefly. Two men who were previous team mates in what seemed like another lifetime. His man ran a successful online business now and the other was a doctor who was fulfilling his destiny. 

"Looking good tol ah! The doctor said."

She could not help but feel uneasy around the doctor. His boyfriend didn't know that they had something going on for awhile. The doctor shook his boyfriends hand one time before going. He was meeting his wife and daughter somewhere in the mall. Then again she knew about them. Having affairs didn't mean your partner stopped talking about his amazing daughter. And she was.

The doctor went without even saying anything to her. Not even a slight glance. As if she was not there and her boyfriend didn't even have the courtesy to introduce her (as if she needed the intro but still...)

"You knew who doc was right?" he asked her after the other man left.

"Only by his reputation" she answered.

"And what reputation is that?" his voice insinuating a little something.

"That he goes out of his way to help others."

"That seems about right."

She felt something but she could not understand what it was.A pang of pain in the pit of her stomach. Was she easily forgotten? Was the doctor too preoccupied to pay any attention? Did he forget who she was? She felt herself getting mad.And it was showing on her face.

"Are you ok?" her boyfriend asked.

"I'm just hungry. Lets have dinner."

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