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Chapter 4 Surprising Invitation

  • The next day, Mylene talked about the choir members again while we don't have yet our History teacher.
  • "What are their names, I wonder why?" Mylene said.
  • "Do you have Maritess's mobile number and ask her?" I suggested while reading the history book.
  • "Of course, I have her number but how can I ask her that she will not be suspicious that I am getting information about them from her?" She explained.
  • "Oh, that," I hung up whatever I want to say, blinking my eyes, couldn't find a solution for her concerns she opened to me. Our History teacher entered the classroom so we stop talking about them and look at our teacher.
  • "Good afternoon class. Our lesson for today is about how to look and find the map of a country. You will pinpoint the country which I will tell you one by one." Sir Reyes said and he made himself busy to attach the big map of the world on the blackboard.
  • "Oh, my God! I don't know how to look at the map. You are good at history and the map, Elaida. Help me, please!" Mylene said whispered to me calmly.
  • "Okay, " I said. Then one by one Sir Reyes called us to pinpoint the country which he dictates.
  • "Mylene Juanito!" The teacher called her. Mylene startled.
  • "Oh, my God, it's my turn, Elaida. Help!" She panicked in a whisper. She pretended to clean her glasses while whispering to me.
  • "Where is India? Show us." Sir Reyes said.
  • "Oh, that is easy, Myles. Got to map of China first. Then from China go down to its southwest." I said.
  • "Other option please..." She said.
  • "China is a big country so it is good to use as the origin. Anyway, the east of India is Myanmar. The west is the Arabian Sea. The North East is China and the Northwest is Pakistan. India is in between the two. Its South is Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean. I hope his map is the same as the map we used if not well, it might be a disaster. But anyway, go on. I already gave you the options." As I whispered to her.
  • "Mylene, come here now! Show us the country of India." Sir Reyes called her again. This time, Mylene stood up.
  • I look at the big map and see where is India.
  • "It is on the right side of the map, Mylene. Go, you can do it, girl!" I cheered her.
  • Mylene went to the blackboard which the big map of the world attached. Mylene trying to find India. I saw her finding it hard to look at the map of India. It's hard to coach because I was at the back. My classmates who seats in front of her coach her but she still finds it hard to search the map of India. It was fifteen minutes passed, still, she couldn't find it. Which is obviously in front of her. I see the big map of India. The teacher also coached her this time until finally she did saw it. She pinpoint the map of India and chuckled.
  • "Here, sir! India." She said.
  • At last, you see it, next." Sir Reyes said. Mylene went back to her seat.
  • "Finally! It took you so long to see India. I told you all the countries that surround it." I said smiling.
  • "Oh, my gosh! Because the map of sir Reyes is inverted to my map. So, I found it really hard. Jesus Christ!" Mylene said taking her seat.
  • "So, in short, it's your map's fault? My map is the same with sir Reyes, only that my map is small." I said.
  • "It's true! My map is inverted. Take a look at it." And Mylene shows me her map. She is telling the truth it is inverted from sir Reyes's map.
  • "Oh, I see." said.
  • I was startled when sir Reyes called me. Mylene and I stared at each other.
  • "Elaida Demetrio!" Sir Reyes called me.
  • Mylene smiled.
  • "Good luck, girl! You can do it!" Mylene cheered me. I look at my teacher.
  • "Elaida, show us the country of Japan." He said. I sigh because it was easy to pinpoint the country of Japan for me. Last two days ago, our assignment is to draw the city or a place of the country which was assigned to us. Hokkaido was assigned to me so I draw Hokkaido and color it. So the place of Japan is fresh in my mind. I went to the front of the class. I searched for the Philippines while walking near the map. I saw it quickly. From the North of the Philippines, I look up above and saw Hongkong then my eyes went up to the right and saw Japan. I immediately pinpoint Japan when I reached the map.
  • "Very good, Elaida. Next student," Sir Reyes said. I turned to my seat.
  • "Wow, you easily spotted Japan," Mylene said.
  • "Yes. It was my assignment last time. History is my favorite subject so the geographical part of the country is interesting to me." I replied.
  • It was break time. Mylene and I went to the canteen. We take a look at snacks and I order club sandwiches and juice. Mylene ordered a double cheeseburger and sprite. We will take our seats when I bumped into the girl behind me.
  • "Oh, sorry! I didn't mean, too." I apologized looking at her.
  • "Oh, Elaida! It's you. Mylene!" Maritess greet us with glee.
  • "Hey, Marites. Come on at our table." Mylene said.
  • "Okay, I'll join you. After all, I am alone." Maritess said and take her seat beside me. We happily eat our snacks.
  • "Hey, last time you went to Sergovia Church, did you notice the choir members, the male choir members, I mean," Marites said.
  • "Yes!" Mylene said. I keep eating just listening to the two.
  • "So, what is your verdict?" Maritess said
  • "Ahm, they are okay and good-looking. What you said is true." Mylene said flatly.
  • "You know what? You sound dull." Maritess rolled her eyes and mimicked Mylene's words and expression. We laughed at Maritess's complaint.
  • "Duh!" She rolled her eyes and turned to me smiling.
  • "How about you?" She said. I laughed softly before answering her.
  • "They are handsome! Like what you said of course!" I exclaimed and giggled.
  • "Oh, good! You are alive to talk with, not other like a person there, dull." Marites said. We chuckled then.
  • "Hey, let us change the topic. On the third Saturday from this week, we have gatherings at the church so I am inviting you two to come along." Marites said before sipping her juice drink. We drop our jaws at her surprising invitation.
  • "Really! We can join with you?" Mylene said.
  • "Yes. You are not deaf, right? You heard me right? Why you couldn't believe it?" Maritess said.
  • "Oh, it's nothing. I was just surprised, you know, we are shy to go there without acquaintance. And it is a good thing that you invited us. So what time we will meet at the gate?" Mylene asked.
  • "See you at six o'clock at the gate," Maritess replied.
  • "Deal!" Mylene said and she looked at me secretly, grinning. l smiled at her.