Regrets Always Come Late
People always realize how important some1 is when they r gone *4 who feel missing right now*
Chinie is a typical college girl who enjoys life to the fullest. She loves her boyfriend so much and texts him every now and then.
JM is Chinie’s boyfriend who works in a call center in Ortigas. He’s always busy doing so many things. He only manages to reply to Chinie’s texts when he gets off from work.
One time, JM received a message from Chinie: “hi baby! how r u? miss u! call me when u come home k?! tc! lovu!”
JM ignored the message because he always receives the same message whenever it is time for him to go home from work.
“baby,i miss u already! did u eat yet?! take care when u go home! ill be w8ing 4 ur call. lovu!”
“baby,where r u?! u’re not replying to my msg. well,ill b here w8ing for ur call! lovu!”
JM reaches home and lay on his bed. The last thing he remembered was reading Chinie’s text. He was so tired he fell asleep and wasn’t able to return Chinie’s call. He can still hear his phone beeping but he’s too tired to look at the message.
When he woke up the next day, he remembered that he needed to call Chinie. He ignored the messages and dialed Chinie’s number. Noone answered at her house. He called up her cellphone and was surprised that her father answered the phone. In his voice you could feel his tears and hear his heart tearing apart.
“JM, why’d you call just now? Chinie’s been waiting for you!”
“I’m sorry, I was tired and fell asleep. I called at home but no one answered. Where are you now?”
“Just wait for us at home.”
JM went to Chinie’s house and much to his surprise he saw a lot of people inside. The house was brightly lit but you could see the gloom in every person there. JM was greeted by Chinie’s mom in tears. She hugged him tight and cried on his shoulders.
“Chinie was waiting for you. She didn’t go out with us because she was waiting for your call. She was killed last night by some robbers who came in here. She’s gone JM, she’s gone.”
“Chinie texted me last night..how could that have happened?!”
JM couldn’t look inside the coffin. He couldn’t move and it felt like his whole body was stuck on the chair he was sitting in. He wanted to cry but it seemed something was blocking his tears. He turned to his phone and read the messages there.
“baby, ill be w8ing for u to call. i wont go out with dad anymore!”
“baby, im scared. i think theres som1 downstairs. pls call me already!”
“baby, theyre here. wut f they kill me. pls call me.”
“baby where r u? i need you here now. please baby i can hear them come”
“baby…. i love you!…”
He wanted to shout and cry. It was true that Chinie had been waiting for his call. To her last breath all she thought of was him.
He stared at Chinie inside the coffin. The tears started flowing. He couldn’t say anything. The only words he uttered…
“My baby, I’m so sorry, I’m so, so sorry.. I love you so much”
PS = People always realize how important someone is when they are gone, when all they have left is REGRET