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"Hey, what's up?" I said picking up the call.
"What? You want me to What??"
"Ok Ok...pin me the address. I'll be there ASAP"
Yep, that was Wang asking me to come over to a bar which was about 20 minutes away.
The last thing I expected tonight was to hear that Nat was in town. Better yet, drunk and needed a ride home.
After all this years, we're finally meeting again and this was how it's gonna be, I laughed.
Well, Natalie this is definitely going to be an interesting re-union, I said to himself.
20 minutes and I was pushing through the bar, the place wasn't packed as I expected. I walked towards the VIP lounge as Jackson instructed. As I got closer, I notice the familiar back.
"Hey bro, thanks for coming" Jackson said seeing me.
"Hey" I replied sitting down next to Jackson.
"Well well...Who is here??" Nat said looking at me.
"Hmmmn...you look very much like a Pretty boyyyyy I used to know" Nat slurred with aegyo voice which had me smiling.
I clearly remembered how she hates it and she sure wouldn't be caught dead doing aegyo if she was in her sober self. She was definitely drunk, her cheeks all flushed. Needless to say, she looked darn cute with it tho' I didn't dare say that out loud.
"Hey Nat" I said smilingat her.
"Heyyyy you you...pretty-boy-look-alike" Nat waved at me. I couldn't help smiling. I was about to tell her that it was me but she cut me out...
"Stop with that smirking, boy"
"Come here" she said patting the space next to her.
"Come hereeeee" she slurred making the aegyo face again.
"Ok Ok..." I laughed walking over and sat beside her. She pulled my face closed and peered wrinkling her brows.
"Hmmnn...you really look like the pretty boy huh!" She murmured.
"Well who is this pretty boy?" I asked curiosity kicking in. Clearly, she was not gonna buy even if I tell her who I was.
"Hmmmn...someone I used to know" she replied.
"You don't keep in touch with him anymore" I asked.
To be honest, I wanted to know myself why she disappeared and never bother to keep in touch all this years. I knew, it wasn't going to be easy but I didn't expect her to cut me out like she did.
"Nope...nope, not anymore" she said waving her hand.
"You see...it was for the best" she replied thoughtfully even in her drunken state.
"And you know what...?" she said suddenly turning to me.
"I'm sure he is doing just fine and don't even remember me now" she shrugged and continued sipping her drinks.
"Hmmmn...why would you think that? I asked.
"Well, well...well I've seen him hanging out with all those pretty girls...not that I'm jealous or anything. I'm not jealous OK!!!" she repeated trying to give me a serious look.
All I could do was smiled and looked at her. She had no idea how cute she looks, trying to convince me that she is serious about it.
" OK OK...I believe you" I aughed raising my hand in a mock surrender. Then told her that maybe we should go home.
"Nope...no no no, listen pretty-boy-look-alike! I am not done yet" she said waving her fingers at me.
Then she took hold of my face and pulled closer to her face again. She stare at me for good sec and then said...
"Why do you look so much like Mark, you seem too real"
She pinched my cheeks trying to confirm if I was real.
"Well...I AM..." before I could complete my sentence, she cuts in.
"You know what'd I do if he was here?"
I sat there smiling looking at her...I wasn't sure what to say in all honesty. Not that I'm complaining but I was actually enjoying seeing this side of the no nonsense Nat.
"Tell me..." I asked curious to hear what she has to say.
She looked at me for a while and then leaned over and kissed me. I sat there caught by surprised. The last thing I expected was to be kissed. Before I could react, she said "I missed you" and passed out.
OK what do one do when a girl you liked just kissed you and then pass out??. The timing couldn't be any worse. I didn't know whether to laugh or be offended. If life had those classic cliche' drama moments, this was so it!!!
I sat there not sure what to do as she lay on my lap. I studied her soft features, thinking how much I missed this nut head. All the feelings I had develop then, came rushing back and I knew this time I can't screw it up.
Over the past years, I had dated a number of girls but there was always something that holded me back. I couldn't put my finger on it but seeing Nat again tonight and holding her, made me realized why. Deep down I realized, I could never let go the feelings I had for Nat.
"Bro' is she OK?" Jackson asked. I had completely forgotten all about Wang and Rica. They had gone out few minutes after I got here.
"Let's get her home" I said pulling Nat up.
"Yeah I think we should. Here's her car key" Rica said fishing it out from Nat's clutch and putting it in my pocket.
"Come, I'll show you to her car and punched in home her address" she said taking Nat's clutch along with her.
I followed her carrying Nat who was fast asleep. I settled Nat in the car and then told Wang to dropped Rica whenever they were done. I reminded him to come and pick me up later from Nat's place.
Wang gave me a thumbs-up and waved with that stupid grin on his face. I rolled my eyes and got in the car and left.
Nat house was located in a quite neighbourhood. After parking the car, I carried Nat up and got ourself into the house. Nat's apartment was cozy and for some reason I felt right at home.
I carried Nat to her bedroom and gently lay her down. She stirred from her sleep and slowly opened her eyes. She smiled at me and drift back to sleep. I found her PJ from the closet and change her into it.
I sat there watching her sleep and realised how tired I actually was. I got up to go to the couch outside when I heard Nat's soft voice. Surprised, I turned...her eyes still were closed but she whispered "Can you stay for a little longer?"
I wasn't sure if she was really awake or if she was sleep talking but it didn't really matter. I walked back and climb on the bed and lay next to her. She murmured something which I didn't quite catch and roll over and lay her head on my shoulder. I lay there listening to her soft breathing and drift off to sleep, feeling at home and complete for the first time in a long time.....
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