To add to the misery, a young straight couple walks some few steps ahead of me. My attempt to cherish the cold breeze was gone with the wind as I hear the couple giggle.
Then the couple stopped, and looked at me. The guy was pretty cute, the dorky type with his braces on. I was starting to build an excuse in the back of my mind in case he asks for a threesome. It turned out to be just another chance for me to be some good stranger in the road.
Guy: Kuya, san po iyong TBA?
If we go to the same school, then you probably know that jokes that come with the TBA. If you are a freshie and trying to look for your class in Room TBA, some sophomores would probably give a prank and say The Bahay ng Alumni or worst, the non-existent Theodoro Benigno Academy.
After I heard the question, I was caught in a very difficult situation. Shall I be the good Samaritan, or for just one time, play the wicked upperclassmen? I went blank.
LostBoy: To be Announced.
As I walked away from the couple, I can't help but think of the first few days of my university life. I was a freshman excited to start a new step in his life, still full of hopes and dreams. Just like those kids, I once saw the world as a big, nice world for me to conquer and lead in my hands.
That enthusiasm is something I seem to lose now. So I spent the few more steps in the academic oval trying to question that kid inside of me, for I know he still exists.