This is your 364th time since you first realized of your ability to come here.
The same number that I used to identify myself in my alma mater. Brings back a lot of memories. Have I told you about the time when I got the last position in Cross Country or the time when I nearly drowned in the swimming pool or when…
Ah, come on. Not again.
Sorry, let’s forget about my alma mater coz I tend to go on talking about my experiences.
Yeah, that’s typical you. Hahaha.
So, how are you doing lately? Got something to hold onto.
Nah. Not since you left me. Although I won’t deny there will be something in the next few weeks.
Ah, so you have set your eyes on something precious.
Yeah, it kinda surprised me when I found out. Forget about that, will ya? Tell me, honestly, have you been able to track her down?
Oh, her. I forgot about that. My bad. What if I said “yes”?
Maji de?! When was it?
Sunday, I think? Nah, Monday… Oh, wait. One week right after you left. Hmm. Just kidding.
(a long pause)
Hahaha. Do you know that you are the only one whom I can laugh with for a long time?
Always the same reply. Isn’t it time for you to answer seriously? Why do you want to keep her away from me?
Keep her away from you? Stop fooling around. She’s not important. That’s all.
Not important, you say? Then, why did you deliberately come here?
Look, who’s talking here. Trust me. Trust your friend.
Friend. Yeah. Once. A long time ago. Now, you are just a fleeting presence in the minds of everyone you had a connection with.
Such harsh words. I can bear it anyway.
Next time, you are gonna tell everything about her. I will make sure about that. (about to exit) See you, my …
As for me, the journey to search her continues in this lonely place.