While I was at work, being up for about 26 hours, with a few stolen winks in between. Being at work for this month has been a breeze so far. We usually chat about random stuff over lunch. Our seniors - considred as alpha female, pry on our group's personal lives.
"May girlfriend ka?"
One of the seniors asked us one by one. Juan answered with a proud confirmation, being in a 6-year relationship. Then I was sitting next to him.
"Ikaw, Vic? May girlfriend?"
"Wala po..." with a sly smile.
Che was next,
"Wala na po boyfriend."
But Lynrd and Josef rebutted
"Di eh...It's complicated! " laughing in unison.
And in the middle of it, Juan nudge me by the elbow and whispered,
"Meron ka diba? Si ano,.."
then I read his lips
I whispered back, "Girlfriend and tinanong, so tama lang sagot ko. I give out the right answer to the right questions." ending the private conversation with a nudge and nod.
My groupmates has been cool with it, my relationship with J, since I confessed to them last August. It wasn't out of complete volition; we're like spinning bottles, for truth or dare. Since we'd be together for a whole year, they'd find out sooner or later. It was fortunate that they're cool with it. And what's great about it, they're being discreet about it without me asking for it.