Hi, Coffee Guy,
It's been a week since we last met each other. Nakakatuwa lang dahil nakita kita ngayon dito sa coffee shop at agad ka namang kumaway.
"Order ka na rin," sabi mo at tumango naman ako.
It was a spontaneous meeting but I felt comfortable. We really became close even though we just knew each other shortly.
Pagbalik ko ay nasa table na ang coffee at waffles na order mo. May mga papel din sa tabi mo at mukhang busy ka sa work kaya tahimik lang akong nakatingin sa'yo.
"Kumusta?" tanong mo.
Ngumiti naman ako. "Okay naman. You?"
"Good," you replied. "Medyo busy nga lang dahil may deadlines."
"I can see that," sabay tingin ko sa mga papel sa table. "Sige, baka nakaka-istorbo na ako—"
"Uy, hindi," sabi mo kaya natigilan ako.
"I actually prefer if you'd stay. I mean, kung okay lang sa'yo."
Noong una ay medyo naguluhan pa ako pero nang i-explain mo ay napangiti na lang ako. You said it would feel less chaotic if someone talks to you from time to time while doing paperworks. Dahil wala naman akong gagawin sa office for an hour ay pumayag ako.
This is actually surprising. I can only count the people I am comfortable with even when we are not speaking. The silence between us wasn't awkward at all and that made me feel at ease.
Napatingin naman ako sa labas dahil biglang kumulog at naalala ko ang sinabi mo noong nakaraan. You weren't fond of rainy days because they remind you of painful memories.
I glanced at your direction and our gaze met each other.
You smiled. "Worried?"
How did you know? You really are perceptive. No wonder you immediately noticed my pain during that time.
"Don't worry, I'm okay now," sabi mo sa akin.
"I see. That's good."
"Napaisip din kasi ako sa sinabi mo dati."
"Hmm? Alin do'n?"
"That coffee tastes better when it's raining. I guess I just needed to change my perspective and look at the positive sides rather than the negative."
Pagkatapos mong sabihin 'yon ay bumalik ka sa pagta-type at nanatili naman akong nakatingin sa'yo. I wanted to say the same thing. You, too, helped me change my perspective in life and emotions.
Dahil mukhang busy ka na ay balak ko nang magpaalam para makapag-focus ka. I saw your cup of coffee and thought of something.
"Una na pala ako," sabi ko sa'yo kaya bigla kang napatingin sa akin. "May kailangan pa akong gawin, eh."
"Oh. Okay. See you when I see you," you said while grinning.
"Yeah. See you." Tumayo ako pero huminto rin nang ilang hakbang na ang layo ko sa'yo. "Oh, your coffee's getting cold. You should drink it."
Kinuha mo ang cup mo pero agad na akong tumalikod at naglakad paalis ng cafe bago ko pa makita ang reaksyon mo.
I hope this coffee washes away your sad memories and gives you the warmth you needed since it's raining outside. Good luck!
And to more coffee talks with you :)
Let us be each other's support for a long time.