Chapter 23

11/05/2011 22:29

"Where are we going, really?" Alegria asked. She liked how Bruno always surprises her, but the suspense is killing her.

"It's supposed to be a surprise you know." Bruno smiled at Alegria while he drove the car.

"Aww.. Come on, just tell me where we'll go." Alegria grinned.




"Puh-lease? Please please please, oh please?"

"N. O. No." Bruno stuck his tongue out Alegria.

Alegria rolled her eyes and sighed. "Fine." Alegria looked at the window and smiled. She realized that she can be happy, sad, angry, and childish, all at the same time when she's with him, this magnet guy. Alegria giggled. 'I'm so lucky to have him.'

Bruno saw Alegria's reflection on the mirror. He saw her smiling, and he smiled back. "Stop thinking about me, you little bitch." Bruno smirked.

Alegria's eyes widened as she looked at Bruno. She raised her eyebrow. Bruno just grinned at her. "I'm not thinking of you, you motherfucking jerk." Alegria said, sticking her tongue out.

"I love our sweetness." Bruno chuckled as he drove the car.

"How about we start thinking of couple names? You know, like babe, honey, or sweetie.." Alegria said.

Bruno glanced at her. "You want a couple name for us?"

"Yep. Hmm.. How about choco and milk? You're my choco, and I'm your milk. Choco-milk." Alegria grinned.

"CORNYYYY." Bruno said, smiling.

Alegria laughed. "Well, since you think it's corny, you think of a name that's better than that."

Bruno thought hard, he didn't talk as he drove the car.

"Come on, say something." Alegria said. She was getting impatient.

"Wait, I'm thinking.." Bruno said. "Ahh, I know. Mommy and Daddy."

"Nah.. That's too common.."

"You think so?"

"Yeah. You lose." Alegria smirked.

"Well, it's better than yours. So I win." Bruno grinned.

"How is that better than mine?" Alegria asked.

"Well, it's not corny." Bruno said.

"Mine isn't too common." Alegria said. Defending the name that she thought of. "So I win." Alegria said, smiling.

Bruno stopped talking for a moment. He realized that whenever Alegria calls him by his name, it just feels so good. Just the thought of it made him happy. "You know, how about.. we just call each other Alex and Bruno? It feels more comfortable." Bruno smiled.

Alegria didn't reply to him. She just smiled. Alegria then started singing a song from another language.

"Kung tayo ay matanda na, sana'y 'di tayo magbago.
Kailan man, nasaan ma'y ito ang pangarap ko..
Makuha mo pa kayang ako'y hagkan at yakapin? Ooohh..
Hanggang sa pagtanda natin?
Nagtatanong lang sa'yo, ako pa kaya'y ibigin mo,
Kung maputi na ang buhok ko?"

Bruno looked at Alegria, curious of what she was singing, but he still listened.

Alegria tapped her lap and continued singing.

"Pagdating ng araw, ang iyong buhok ay puputi na rin.
Sabay tayong mangangarap ng nakaraan sa 'tin.
Ang nakalipas ay ibabalik natin.. Oooohh..
Ipapaalala ko sa 'yo..
Ang aking pangako, na ang pag-ibig ko'y laging sa'yo.."

Alegria looked at Bruno and stared at his beautiful brown eyes and smiled. "Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko.."

Bruno smiled. He felt so much emotion in Alegria's voice and eyes while she was singing it, although he didn't understand anything about that song. The way she sang it just made him understand, even just a bit, about that song.

"You know, my dad used to sing that to my mom when they were still alive. It was.. one of my fave songs when I was young." Alegria smiled as she stared at the windshield and sighed. She missed her parents.

"It sounds good.. What does it mean?" Bruno asked.

"Well.. It just simply says that I would still love you even though I have white hair all over my head. And when we get old, we'd reminisce the good memories that we had together.. And that I don't wanna change when we get old. That's what the song says." Alegria smiled at Bruno.

"That's sweet.." Bruno said, smiling. "Do you really like that song?" Bruno asked. He had an idea going on in his mind.

"Yes.. Why'd you ask?"

"Well.. Nothing.."

Alegria shrugged her shoulders. "Okay then.."

After a few moments of talking, they have already arrived. Bruno parked the car near a building and they went inside. Alegria got nervous, but bruno held her hand and smiled. "Don't worry, I'm here." Bruno said. Alegria nodded her head as they went inside the building. Lots of instruments were there. And Bruno's boys were also there. They all smiled as they saw Alegria and Bruno.

"Uhm.. Alegria, let me explain this to you.. Before, when you still hadn't met me, your doctor told you that you had a brain cancer, but your records just got mixed up with another patient and you found out after a few months that you only had a migraine and you were anemic. All of us didn't know about that yet, so we convinced you to do the surgery which will make you live longer but you'd forget everything after that. You said yes, but you wanted to spend one hundred days with me." Bruno explained.

"Okay..?" Alegria said. She was a little bit confused.

"Well, I know it's complicated. But yeah.. That's what happened.." Bruno smiled. "Well, within one hundred days, we spent time with each other, and so I brought you here.. Well, I'm trying to re-enact all the things that we did during that one hundred days.. So.. Yeah." Bruno grinned.

"Ohh... I see." Alegria was touched by what Bruno have said. 'He's doing all these, for me?'

"Uhm.. Let us start by introducing them. His name is Phil, he's Eric, Phredley, Kenji, and Jamareo. Well, we had rehearsals for a TV guesting and a radio intervew, and I brought you here." Bruno said as he went to the microphone stand.

"We're gonna sing the songs that we sand when you came here." Bruno signalled the boys and they started singing. Alegria haven't heard of this song before, but it was good.

"I'll catch a grenade for ya.. Throw my hands on a blade for ya.." Bruno sang the song, pouring his heart out. Alegria was mesmerized by his voice. 'No wonder he'd win a grammy award.' Alegria smiled.

Bruno moved on to the next song, and it was Just The Way You Are. Bruno looked at Alegria the whole time he was singing the song. Bruno walked towards Alegria and grabbed her closer to him. "Her lips, her lips, I could kiss them all day if he'd let me. Her laugh, her laugh, she hates but I think it's so sexy. She's so beautiful, and I tell her everyday."

Alegria whispered to Bruno while he continued singing. "No you don't. The first time I heard you say that I'm beautiful was just yesterday." Alegria grinned at Bruno.

Bruno chuckled, but he still continued to sing. Bruno moved on to the next song, and it was The Lazy Song. Alegria smiled as she moved her head side to side, jamming with the song.

"Tomorrow I'll wake up, do some P90X. Meet a really nice girl, have some really nice sex. And she's gonna scream out 'this is great'.." Bruno continued singing.

Alegria remembered this, it was her best part. "Oh my god, this is great!" Alegria shouted. The boys laughed as she said it.

"That's exactly what you did when you came here." Bruno said, still laughing.

"Really?" Alegria said as she laughed with the boys.

"You said that last night too." Bruno said as he kissed Alegria's lips.

Alegria grinned at Bruno. "I wasn't lying." Alegria bit her lip.

Bruno felt hot at that moment. He got easily turned on. But of course they can't do it there. He just smiled and kissed Alegria again.

"Hey, are we gonna continue singing, or what?" Phil asked, teasing Bruno and Alegria.

Bruno smiled and continued singing. After they performed, Alegria clapped her hands but Bruno grabbed her wrist, leading her to the door. "We'll meet later. I'm counting on you, guys." Bruno said as he winked at Phil and the others.

"What? What does that mean? Where are we going?" Alegria asked Bruno as they walked fast to the car.

"You'll know when we get there." Bruno said as he drove the car. After a few minutes, they arrived downtown.

"What.. Where are we going?" Alegria asked, confused.

"We're gonna have a date. Here." Bruno said as he took the masks from the back seat. The mask only covers up half of their face, but it wouldn't reveal your identity. "We'll wear these." Bruno said as he handed one mask to Alegria.

"Oohh.. Great idea. Bruno, you're a genius." Alegria said as she took the mask and wore it.

"This was your idea, actually." Bruno said as he wore his.

"Really?" Alegria said.

"Yep. Now, let's go." Bruno said as he opened the car door.

Alegria followed and went out of the car. Bruno held Alegria's hand as they walked together.

"Did we really do this? I mean, it's kinda embarassing.." Alegria said. She noticed lots of people were already staring at them.

"Of course we did this. You know, there are lots of things that I wanted to re-enact, but I had to  choose a couple of events and fit them within one day." Bruno said.

"One day?" Alegria sighed. She thought he was really gonna do all the stuffs that they did. Well, one hundred days.. A lot of things happened. You can never fit all of then within one day. Bruno can't also do one activity every day. He's Bruno Mars, and he's a busy person. She can't demand time to him.

"What?" Bruno asked.

"Nothing, nothing.." Alegria said.

"There, the ice cream stand." Bruno dragged Alegria to the ice cream stand. "We came here and bought vanille ice cream. Vanilla is your favorite, right?" Bruno told Alegria. Bruno then turned his face to the ice cream vendor. "Two vanilla ice creams please." Bruno took his wallet out from his pocket.

'Wow.. He even knows my favorite ice cream flavor..' Alegria smiled.

"Here." Bruno handed the ice cream to Alegria.

"Thanks." Alegria took the ice cream and licked it. "Mmm.. Vanilla really is the best!"

"No.. Chocolate is the best."

"Nope. Vanilla."




"Va. Ni. Lla." Alegria stuck her tongue out at Bruno.

Bruno smiled. The same thing happened when they came here. Bruno held Alegria's hand tighter as they walked around town. Alegria smiled back at him as she licked her ice cream. Then they arrived at the movie theater. "Let's go watch a movie." Bruno said.

"Did we also do this before?" Alegria asked.

"Yeah. Too bad we can't watch the same movie.. Well, what do you wanna watch?" Bruno asked Alegria. Alegria chose the romantic movie, so he bought tickets, pop corns and drinks and went inside the theater. They took a seat as they waited for the movie to start.

The movie started and Bruno held Alegria's hand. The kissing scene came. Bruno was nervous. He looked at Alegria. He was surprised that Alegria was already looking at him.

Alegria smiled. "Did we do this too?" Alegria leaned closer to kiss Bruno.

Bruno kissed her back and smiled. "Yeah, we did this too."

Alegria smiled back and put her head on Bruno's shoulder. They continued watching the movie. After a few minutes, the movie was finished and they went out of the movie theater.

Bruno and Alegria walked around the town together, holding each others hand. People were staring at them but they would just smile at them and laugh like crazy. They were crazy. Crazyily inlove with each other.

They went to the parking lot and went inside the car.

"Where are we going this time?" Alegria asked as she put on the seat belt.

"It's another surprise." Bruno said as he drove the car.










"We're here." Bruno said as he parked the car."

"Okay." Alegria opened the car door.

"Wait, you stay here.. I'll just.. Do something." Bruno grinned at her and went out of the car.

Alegria smiled at him as he walked away. She looked around. It was a restaurant. And not much people are around. It had a romantic mood. The bermuda grass outside were very green, and the plants and the trees looked beautiful. As she looked around, she saw a man with eye glasses walking towards the car. She started to get nervous and she took her bag. 'Just in case something happens..' She thought.

The man stopped for a moment infront of their car. He glared at Alegria, and Alegria's heart thumped as the man stared at her. Then the man suddenly opened the car door and pulled Alegria out.

"Hey, what are you doing?!" Alegria said as she tried to stop the man, but he was too strong.

The man didn't talk, and just dragged her towards another car.

Alegria stared at the man's face. Her head ached so bad. 'That face..' She held her head as she shouted in agony. She started having flashbacks.

She heard Bruno shouting, and the man shouted back, but she was too weak to stop them. All she saw was darkness.









"Alegria, I still love her.." Alegria saw Bruno, and he was serious. She saw herself walk away, but she wasn't crying. Suddenly, she was now in the cemetery, and saw Peter's grave. She saw herself in agony, but she can't do anything.

"Alegria, you okay?!" Alexander came and carried her to somewhere.

Then the scene jumped to another. To the hospital, the airport, the hotel, Bruno's house, up unto the car accident. These flashbacks were running inside her head like crazy. They were getting mixed up and in the middle of all these flashbacks, she saw Bruno, holding out his hand but slowly drifting away.

"Bruno.. Wait!" Alegria chased him, but he drifted even faster.

"Alegria.." Bruno replied. Bruno disappeared to the light.

Alegria gasped as she opened her eyes.

"Alegria! Thank God you woke up!" Bruno hugged Alegria tight. Then he pulled away. "I'm so sorry.. I shouldn't have left you in the car..

"You were with Chanel.. And I was at the cemetery.. Then we haven't seen each other for a long time! And.. And.. I saw you, at the airport.. In hawaii! And.. I tricked you.. Then..." Alegria remembered the man who hit her with his car. "Alexander!" Alegria said as she was panicking like crazy.

"Alegria, Alegria! Calm down!" Bruno said as he shook Alegria's shoulders. Alegria stopped and she inhaled, then exhaled.

"Now, tell me what happened." Bruno said as calm as he could.

"Alexander.. He was driving the car. He was the one who hit me!" Alegria said as she started panicking again. Alegria looked around. "Where is he? Is he still here?!"

"No, no, he's gone now. Don't worry." Jamareo said.

"Wait, wait.. You can remember him?" Bruno said, surprised. He looked at Calyx, Eric and the others.

"Wait, did you just say that he was the driver of the car that hit you?" Kenji asked, his eyes wide open.

"You mean that day, when Bruno and you were in the middle of the road, hugging each other?" Phil asked, confused.

"What the.. I am going to kill that jerk!" Calyx shouted angrily.

"Alegria.. Can you remember me now?" Bruno said, looking straight into Alegria's eyes.

Alegria looked at Bruno and she started to cry. She hugged Bruno as tight as she could. "Don't leave me.."

Bruno's eyes were starting to be filled with tears. "I won't.. Don't worry.." She rubbed Alegria's back. And Alegria pulled away.

"I'm so sorry.. I... I don't wanna leave you, but Alexander.. He--"

"Shh, shh.. It's okay.. Everything's okay now.." Bruno said, trying to make Alegria calm down.

"I love you. I love you soooo much.." Alegria said, smiling as she cried.

"I love you more." Bruno said as he leaned closer to Alegria and kissed her. Everybody applauded.

Alegria pulled away and looked around. They were inside the restaurant, and the people were staring at them.

"This restaurant.. This is the one with the pavilion, right?" Alegria asked.

Bruno nodded. "Yeah, this is the one. Let's go." Bruno held out his hand to Alegria and she took it as she stood up.

"Where?" Alegria asked.

"To the pavilion." Bruno smiled as they all went to the pavilion. The instruments were arranged as they were when they came there before, and Bruno and Alegria went to the same spot.

"I guess it's no use if we do this again, cause you can remember everything now. But we'll do it anyway." Bruno said as he began to sing. Alegria smiled at him.

Bruno grabbed Alegria's waist and pulled her closer. Phil and Phredley sang together with Bruno while Eric, Kenji and Jamareo are playing the instruments.

"Wise men say, only fools rush in..
But I can't help falling in love with you.
Shall I stay? Would it be a sin,
If I can't help falling in love with you.."

Bruno stared into Alegria's beautiful eyes as he sang. Alegria put her forehead against Bruno's.

"Like a river flows surely to the sea,
Darling so it goes,
Some things are meant to be..
Take my hand, take my whole life too,
For I cant help falling in love with you.."

The people who were watching them applauded as Bruno finished the song.

"Aloha wau iā 'oe, Mahal Kita, Aishiteru, Je t'aime. Whatever language I use, it all comes down to three words. I love you." Bruno knelt and took the ring box in his pocket and opened it. "I've done this many times, but I hope you'd still answer the same thing.. Will you marry me?"

Alegria's eyes were filled with tears. "Yes.. I will. Now, get up so I could kiss you." Alegria chuckled as she cried. Bruno stood up and kissed Alegria. It was the simples, yet the sweetest kiss that they ever had. Alegria pulled away and smiled at Bruno. Bruno took the ring and put it into Alegria's hand. "I hope you won't take this off forever."

"I won't, I promise." Alegria smiled as she looked at the ring. The ring was gold, and had no designs on it. It was just a simple ring, but Alegria didn't mind. She was going to marry the person that made her show all of her emotions and sides all at once.

The ring that Bruno gave to Alegria wasn't the most beautiful ring in the world, but the lack of design just meant that his love was pure and true. The day that Bruno met Alegria, he knew she was the one.

"I love you, forever." Bruno kissed Alegria on the forehead and hugged her tight.