Picture Perfect

After all the years that have gone by, the smile in her face was still the same. He was still enthralled by the pretty face that greets him everyday – in his dreams. One thing he realizes is that he could never be with her whatever he does. Walking hand in hand with her was nearly impossible.

Knowing that hurtful fact, he still loves her – up to now.

Yes, their high school days may be over, but still the events were fresh in his mind. In the four long years that he has existed in that school, he never expected to fall. In love, that is.

He’d always see her in uniform, gracefully walking along the hallway, which later seemed to be a routine for him. His stay in the campus everyday was never the same again. Coming to school had another purpose, and that was to see her that way. He considers himself a stalker, but he’s happy that way. At least he’d have a glance of her from a distance, contenting himself with a somewhat blurred image of her beauty.

There came a time though, that his ‘stalking’ days came to a close. Someone noticed his act. Their classmates then started teasing them. Every move he makes was watched, criticized. Pictures of him walking alongside her were taken by their classmates in swift fashion: a stolen shot. Soon enough, their issue started to spread around the campus. He could do nothing about it, anyway. He just hopes he survives the remaining years of stay in the then cursed school. Fortunately, he did.

Until one day, he saw her with someone else. The happiness in her face was brighter than what he usually sees, something he wasn’t able to do back when they were still together. The two of them held hands amidst the coldness of the streets, taking pictures with smiles on their faces. Suddenly, he felt something from within. It seemed like a dagger struck him straight to his heart. Though it was only in his thoughts, it was so strong that it almost killed him for real.

It was picture perfect. His stolen shot was nothing compared to it.


19 Responses to “Picture Perfect”

  1. 1 Jervin Ruiz August 19, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    very emo. and i love it. hope to read more fictions.

  2. 2 Arnel August 19, 2007 at 4:32 pm

    Jervin – thanks, and thanks too for dropping by. 🙂

  3. 3 utakGAGO August 19, 2007 at 4:44 pm


    So the couple was vain enough to capture their h-h-w-w moments in the streets huh? That would make the stalker more sad.

  4. 4 icarus05 August 19, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Emo emo emo.. 😀

    Wootness! If only gumawa lang ng paraan si Guy at hindi lang xa nag istalk nung HS pa xa.. dba?! 😛 Well.. I guess, when its too late, its too late. Tears ain’t a time machine..

  5. 5 jau August 19, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    THE loverboy ka talaga. 😀

  6. 6 Anna August 19, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Aww.. So sad. Good thing that’s only a fiction.

    By the way, nice story, love it. n_n

  7. 7 karla August 19, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    ang sad, pero well written 🙂

    Sa paglaganap ng camera eh lumalaganap na rin ang pagka-vain ng mga tao 😛

    hay. anyways, ang sad lang talaga 😐

  8. 8 Arnel August 19, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    icarus05 – wahahaha, malas niya ngayon ka lang. LOL.

    jau – eto lang masasabi ko: 😛

    Anna – well, oo nga. thanks. 🙂

    karla – puro sad ang nakita ko ah. joke lang. yes, cameras can now be used as jealousy items. 😛

  9. 9 tina August 19, 2007 at 9:49 pm

    funny.. i was just watching “Sharon” and they were talking about stalkers and here i am reading the word in your blog.. hehe.

    nice composition….

  10. 10 iskoo August 19, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    sana nilakasan nalang niya ang loob nya, baka mas masaya pa ang girl kung sa knaya napunta. sayang, di bale baka meron iba na parra sa kanya, teka storya mo ba yan???

  11. 11 Arnel August 19, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    tina – haha, what a coincidence eh? 😛

    iskoo – definitely a no. 😉

  12. 12 ikay August 20, 2007 at 7:59 pm


    haha. Kung ako yung guy, hindi ko na lang sila susundan. Masasaktan lang ako lalu.. huhu.

    Kung ayaw mong masaktan, Wag mo na lang alamin.
    hindi ko kaya yun! =,(

    Parang na-connect ko siya sa last paragraph ng post ko ha. amf..

  13. 13 Jed August 21, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    emo. amf. hehe.

    torpedo, i’d say. the guy’s a torpe. if he just made a move and not just stalked the girl, probably he’l be the one who’s standing right next to the girl in that picture.

    oh well, that’s life.

  14. 14 dxter August 22, 2007 at 2:26 am

    aw, super sayang on that guy’s part. tsk tsk!

  15. 15 Doubting Thomas August 22, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Stalking is as exciting as loving only that one is going in a one-way street.

    hoping a better start…

  16. 16 deng August 22, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    arnel, gumawa ka naman ng mga happy stories. bitter na nga ako, emo pa nababasa ko. pero ganda ha. 😉 may pinaghuhugutan ba yan? 😉

  17. 17 pam August 22, 2007 at 6:19 pm

    gara. 😀


    kelangan ko ng mga ganyang inspirasyon. hahaha. ^^

  18. 18 aya August 22, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    bat ba puro malungkot at kung ano anong katulad na ganyan ang naiisip mong fiction ha? 😦

  19. 19 Arnel August 22, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    deng – i’m sorry. haha. sige next time. ag di na busy. wala no. LOL. 😛

    pam – bakit naman? 😉

    aya – ewan ko. haha.

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