Monday January 7, 2008

 
So sorry about the late update. Hah, first scheduled update and I’m already behind. Well then, looks like I have to promise everyone and up date every Monday so that I wouldn’t be late.

Here’s the latest mini-story. If you’d like to read previous “chapters” you could find it conveniently stored at my Fictionpress profile. Feel free to check it out and leave lots of nice and lovely comments. Hahaha. Um. Yeah.

Linkety-link: Tanjong Ole at FictionPress.

On with the show.

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Saranghae

Cikgu Liza’s eyes were glued to the TV. Was he finally going to say the words? She’s about to leave him! Do something, for goodness sakes! Soundlessly, Liza reached for her muruku and munched.

Saranghae,” uttered the handsome man on TV. The young woman did not respond. Tears welled up in Cigku Liza’s eyes.

“Say it! Tell him you love him!” she pleaded to the TV.

A car rolled up in front of Liza’s porch. Liza grew a little nervous. It was late and she was not expecting any visitors. Liza cautiously crept to the door, peered through the grill.

A petite woman stepped out of the car. She had long, wind-swept hair, porcelain white skin and almond-shaped eyes. She was beautiful. But she carried an air of melancholy about her. Her eyes often trailed to the ground and she only had a ghost of a smile on her angelic features.

A handsome man stepped out of the car. He helped with the bags out of the car.

“Well, here you are,” he said.

“Yeah,” she replied.

An awkward silence fell between them.

“Thank you,” she finally said.

Silence once more.

“I love you,” he said. Liza could not see the reaction on the woman’s face. It was presumably, not the reaction the man was hoping. Crestfallen, he mumbled a quick goodbye before entering his car and driving off.

Liza and the woman watched as the car drove off. Once the car was at a certain distance, she watched the woman’s shoulders sag and a soft sob escaped her lips. She turned to pick up her bags and headed towards Liza’s front gate. Liza rushed back to the sofa, pretending she saw nothing and waited for the doorbell to ring.

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Tanjong Ole Series by Adlina is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Malaysia License.

Posted 1/7/2008 at 9:54 AM
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