“Everything Happens for a Reason”
It is Saturday afternoon, it is Patrick’s summer vacation and he didn’t know what to do so he turned on his computer and started blogging.
Hi I’m Patrick, I am 3rd year high school student in St. Alphonsus Liguori University. I would like to tell a story about my best friends Luis and Princess Cally, and how they became to be one of the sweetest couple I know.
It was Sunday afternoon, and was alone inside my room, while hopelessly racking my brains out on what else to do aside from playing Ragnarok Online. But my brain seems to be on vacation and failed to help me on trying to do something. So I checked out my facebook account and I was surprised to see that I had a friend request from a girl I didn’t know. I accepted the request simply because she looked so gorgeous in her profile picture. She was Princess Cally, when I saw her name on the chat list, I sent a message immediately and tried to chat with her, and luckily she replied. I asked her where she’s studying and found out that she’s also a student of St. Alphonsus Liguori University. I was so shocked and asked what year she’s in, surprisingly she was also in 3rd year. It made me wonder why we’re not seeing each other while we’re actually studying in the same university. I ask this to her and she said that she was on afternoon class. After chatting for hours we have decided to meet up at the cafeteria after my class.
The following day, I waited for her but she was late. I was losing hope and thought that maybe she will not come so I texted her, and she replied that she was waiting about an hour ago. I replied back that I was also already in the cafeteria and was looking for her, that was when I felt someone standing close to me. I looked back and saw a striking girl.
“Is that you Princess Cally?” I asked.
She smiled and said, “Yes, the one and only.”
We talked more and found out that we enjoyed each other’s company. I knew right then and there that we would be good friends. I invited her to join me and my best friend Luis on weekends.
Saturday came, we met up at the mall and I introduced her to my friend Luis. Luis was a bit boastful but I knew that behind that attitude is a very nice and compassionate person and that is why he is my best friend.
Princess Cally was the one who first said hi first to Luis but he just ignored her. I can see that Princess Cally was pissed off with Luis’ action but I know that like me, she will see underneath Luis’ facade and learn to accept him like I did.
After we hang out and while Luis and I are on the way home, I caught him smiling like he was thinking something wonderful so I asked him what was the reason for that smile, but he just shrugged and did not even replied at me.
The following week, the three of us hang out again at the same mall. We were so quiet and I could feel their awkwardness towards each other. Princess Cally was the first to break the silence and asked if we’d like to watch a movie but Luis contradicted her.
“Movie? That is so lame! We better go bowling” Princess Cally being patient and nice agreed at Luis’ idea. While we were on a bowling arena Luis and I was enjoying playing but it was obvious that Princess Cally was bored because she doesn’t know how to play bowling. I offered to teach her how to bowl. She said yes, but while I am teaching her, I saw that Luis’ mood turned sour.Princess Cally
and I had fun bowling and Luis became silent. We have tried to include him with the fun, but he refuses to speak up. After the hang-out and after P
left I asked Luis why he always gets annoyed whenever he sees her. He just said that he didn’t like how she acts.
“But she’s cool!” I argued. Once again Luis didn’t reply and just walk silently beside me. “If I didn’t know better I’d say you like her.” I teased and saw Luis’ cheek turned red.
After a month Princess Cally got used to Luis’ attitude and learned how to accept him. She always tries to reach out to him but he continued being cold and often ignore her. Sometimes she’ll lose patience and they’d fight, whenever these fights happen all I can do is to stay quiet and smile because they’re like kids fighting over a bag of chocolates. When second quarter came, Princess was transferred to morning schedule like us. I was so happy with this development and voice out my excitement with Luis.
“We’d be having so much fun now that Princess Cally’s schedule is same as ours! We’ll get more time hanging out.”
“It seemed like it is too much for me to handle actually.” Luis said not thinking, I asked him what he meant but like always he didn’t answer.
It was the first day of second quarter and we were seated beside each other. As usual Luis chose to seat far from Princess Cally but I made a plan. I transferred seat so Luis and Cally would seating with each other at the back. Our teacher gave us the topic about “How do men have power over women?” for our debate and the representative of our group was Luis and the representative of the other group was Cally.
Luis first gave his opinion “In my opinion men have power over women because since the start of time, men are always powerful than women.”
Cally countered and said “I disagree because there is a saying that Men controls the world but women controls men therefore, women are more powerful than men.”
After that statement Luis got speechless, luckily the bell rung and the debate was over. Luis was so upset about the result of the game so he tried to ask me if I can help him to talk with Cally and as his best friend I helped him. I thought that maybe Luis was finally seeing how nice she is and will be giving his apology but he just asked Cally why she purposely embarrassed him at class. Cally got annoyed and said that it just right for him because he is so boastful. After that the two became enemies. I found myself caught between the two of them and didn’t know what to do with them. Everything has changed. No more bowling. No more watching movies. No more playing tennis. No more group study. I felt so alone and I asked myself if it was my fault?
Was it my fault that I introduce Cally to Luis?
Was it my fault that I forced Cally to accept Luis?
Was it my fault that I Forced Luis to accept Cally?
Was it my mistake that I wanted us to be best friends?
I confronted Luis and insisted that he should apologize to Cally, because it just a debate, but he didn’t answered. I tried talking to Cally to forgive Luis and added that it was just a debate, a very small thing but just like Luis, she did not reply.
Sunday morning, I invited both of them to go to church. I first texted Luis and asked if he is available, he asked me if who’s coming with me I said it is just me and you, he accepted and replied that he’ll come. I did the same thing to Cally and she also accepted the invitation.
When we all met at the church and they saw each other, they just stood silently on each side of me. But they didn’t walk out so I took that as a good sign. Inside the church, they continued to be silent, when it was near the time to sing the Lord’s Prayer I transferred seat and let them hold hands, I felt glad because they did.
After the mass I asked both of them if they’d like to play tennis, they both said yes. This surprises me because Cally hates it. While we’re on the way to the court there was an awkward silence in the car. When were reached there and started playing, I noticed how conscious Luis is. I observed him and was surprise that he was not on his usual game. He was shaking and was sweating, I was about to ask him what’s wrong when I noticed that Cally seems conscious too and was acting funny, like she cannot look Luis at the face. I was shocked when Luis suddenly throw the tennis racket and run where Cally was seating. He kneeled down and asked for forgiveness. I was more shocked because knowing Luis, I did not expect it to happen. Tears flowed from his eyes and I can see that Cally’s getting teary eyed also.
“Cally I am really sorry, I just did that because I like you and I don’t want to show it, so I just pretended that I am annoyed at you but the truth is I really like you since the first time I saw you.” Luis said.
“Luis, it’s okay, I understand, I am glad that you already know how to apologize, and you know what? You are so cute when you are not getting mad. I like you also” Cally said shyly.
I was so happy that everything is finally backed to normal. I ran to them and yelled, “Finally! Group hug!!”
“Hi Cally” Luis said.
“Hello Luis” Cally replied.
“Can you meet me at the cafeteria later?” Luis asked.
“Why?” Cally asked puzzled.
“You’ll know later”.
I asked Luis what was his plan and why did he invite Cally at the cafeteria and I found out that they met each other in the Cafeteria meaning the first meeting was not happened inside the mall but in the cafeteria, I dunno what is the story behind it…
“I’m going to propose to her and ask her to be my girlfriend because that is the place we first met.” Luis answered. I was so happy that my best friend had fallen in love for the first time and more with someone I know and approve of. Lunch time came I was so excited, and I was seated at the back part of the cafeteria where I can see a good view where they will be seating. Luis comes early. He was so nervous. I can see the tension on his face.
Finally Cally came. She asked where I was.
Luis did not answer her question and instead asked, “Ahmm you want to order something?”
“Ahh.. Nope. I don’t want to order. Are you ok? You looked funny, is there anything wrong?” Cally asked.
“I Love You, I have fallen for you since the first time we met here at the cafeteria at this table and exactly at this time, I am sorry for all the bad things I did to you. When you said yesterday that you also like me I felt like I am the luckiest man alive. You really changed me, because of you I became a better person and I learn how to make friends, you are my miracle.” Luis said sincerely.
There was a long pause. Cally just stared him like she can’t believe what she just heard. She swallowed hard and said, “I Love you too, I also felt the same when we first met but I thought that you don’t like me, I am so overwhelmed, I don’t know what to say. I am so speechless. I am so happy. Thank you for everything Luis.”
I stood up from where I was sitting and go to them and congratulate them. I am so happy for them and I am so very happy that in all the struggles in our lives our dear God did not let us down. He did not let our friendship to be broken. Maybe He just gave us those situations for us to unfold the truth about what we feel.
Patrick absent mindedly look at the clock and discovered that it was already 10pm in the evening he got so absorbed with blogging that he lost track of time. He decided to go to bed because he had to meet up with his two best friends the following morning for bowling. So he went back to his blog and typed…
Until here guys. Good night and remember “everything happens for a reason”.
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10 years after, Patrick is already a pilot of a big airline company while Jhonette is a nurse of a big hospital where Luis is also working as a doctor. Even though they are busy they still find time to catch up with each other and hang out, and do the things they enjoyed doing while they are teens like playing bowling, watching movies and playing tennis. Proving that their friendship is one of the strongest in the
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Written by: Russell Martinez
Written last: September 18,2010