Unusual Breakfast

Here we are again. In the usual corner. Usual table. Usual diner. Usual time. And most probably, usual meal. I’m getting tired of this really. Everything’s a routine. And for what it’s worth, you’re the only same old thing that I’m not tired of. But I’m tired of this. Having the same food for breakfast before we go to work.

“What are we really?” I speak first.

You give me a puzzled look.

I speak again. “You said we’re friends. But the things we do — the things I do with you — the thing’s I’ve done FOR you — and the things I’m so willing to do. They are things I don’t usually do with or for my friends.”

You reach for the menu and browse through it like you’re not hearing a thing.

“And the things you’ve done. They are things no other friend has done for me…. Are we really friends? Is that all we have? Friendship?”

You refuse to talk. You just sit there.

Just friendship? That’s all we have?”

But I seem to be talking with myself. You give no decent reaction to the question I’ve long wanted to ask you. The question I think I’m wasting all my energy asking.

Disappointed, I release a deep sigh. You continue to pretend trying hard to decide what to have for breakfast when we both know you’ll be having the same old thing. You’re just avoiding the topic. So I just let go of it and try not to spoil this morning like it hasn’t been yet.

I change the topic. “You ready to order?”

“Sure. I’m starving.” Finally, your first words for today. It’s so clear how much you hate talking about that topic. Talking about us.

I call on the waitress, the one who’s always served us our meal. In fact, she knows our name and we chat when she’s not busy. We are regular customers. She approaches our table.

“What are you two having?” Her tone sounds like she never really has to ask for she knows exactly what food we are gonna order.

You put down the menu, look at the waitress, smile, then turn to me. And say, “Something more than friendship.”

(I swear I heard the waitress say “I know, ‘right.”)


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  • http://andre.livejournal.com andre

    FICTION my ass! :P

    • yoshke

      oh andre, shaddap.

      • jake

        nice one :) im a fan…. silent fan :) hope to meet you :)

  • http://bittergrace.wordpress.com ayn

    hey…constructive criticism lang. but i think it will work better if you write it in present tense. especially since you start the first paragraph in present tense. tapos biglang nag-shift ka to past tense. la lang, medyo awkward when you listen to it. peace! hehe.

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      Actually, it’s originally present tense. Then I changed it to past but not completely. ehehehe. I’ll change it. Now. Haha.

  • http://paranggago.wordpress.com Leo

    haha… may critique!

    uy ES… thanks ah. :D

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      uhm, thanks for?

  • http://blog.grapikolokal.com Check Website for Free Templates

    oh how sweet..
    good write man. keep it up.

  • Chriscole

    Hey, nice one. Is this really fiction? Doesnt look like one. He,He.. Really sweet. D’best ka talaga! :)

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      yep! fiction. pero sana mangyare saken. hehehe. more like wishful thinking. ganun.

      kaya lang mukhang never na mangyayare.

  • http://misstuned.com Mari

    Oh, this is pretty good. Nice little short story!

    It’s nice to come across a blog and read something really creative.

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      thanks mari. you just made me feel good. hehehe

  • http://chasing-cars.org bashar

    very good writing. Even though it’s short, it’s really good!

    chasingcars

  • ChIno

    shit…nainlove ako bigla…!!!

  • carrie

    kinilig lang ako!

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      hello. LUNCH ulet tayo!!!

  • http://shinjishinji.wordpress.com Shinji

    Hey man! Ayos! Just dropping by.

  • http://sleepyfrancie.wordpress.com/ Fran

    Thats a really nice and sweet short story..
    You have pure talent keep it up!

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      oh, thanks. :)

  • http://krneky.com Robbie

    Wrote it so good, I doubt it’s only fiction. But very well written, keep up the good writing, real or fiction.

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      thanks. but it’s fiction.

  • http://rufffles.blogspot.com ruff

    Fiction yoshke? :) I guess your readers share the same sentiments about this work being not so *fictional. Hehehe

    But this I have to say: this entry is SOOOOO beautiful. i rarely read entries about fiction (or so you say), but this one definitely caught my attention. so beautifully written i hope you could make moooreee. love love love it. :)

    superbly done, kudos yoshke!!!

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      haaay ruff. this is really fiction. but i wish it werent. hehehehe

  • http://jinjiruks.blogspot.com jinjiruks

    kakagutom naman niyan. ako rin gutom sa friendship ngayon.

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      hala. bakit naman?

  • http://bobrevisited.blogspot.com bob

    Ows? Fiction talaga yan? Hahaha. Ang sarap sigurong mainlove fictionally kung ganyan.

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      fiction. :P

  • anjitoma

    wow people here are really inlove with the idea of love..

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      well, yeah. ako, hopeless romantic. in love with love. ugh

  • dust

    is this really fiction? well it is a very good one. haha! in love with the idea of love. *sigh*

  • http://mackicaniban.blogspot.com Maki

    nice. really nice.

  • http://joyceagojo.wordpress.com The Lady in Green Ruffles

    wow,,hopeless romantic…

  • phroztine

    Great one! Been reading your blog for quite sometime but this my first time to drop a comment. Hopeless romantic. In love with love, great great! I think your fiction is my real story but that story has ended so early that I didn’t even get to noticed. I just woke up one day and realized, that the hopeless romantic “man in my life” has gone. Sad story. But I missed him terribly.

  • Anna

    ur stories are really good…especially this one…kakakilig…that;s what i want, too…definitely something more than friendship…

  • http://www.monzavenue.com Mon

    “Something more than friendship.”

    hmmm.. sounds yummy! hahaha

  • Lanie

    Cuteness!! =) more.. moreeee…

  • finya

    I just love the plot! pde na para sa commercial ng mcdo!

  • http://www.adamsplanet.blogspot.com Adam

    I suddenly laughed when I read the last line. Really nice.

  • http://theurbanomad.wordpress.com The Urban Nomad

    made my morning. awesome. :)

  • Sasha

    Hi! a friend of mine shared your blog site to me. Reading this made me hoped for the best. Seriously, it’s something I can relate to, but the last line is still blurry on my end. You have that talent to play with words and I just cant get enough of your writing! :) Kudos and Good day! :)

    • http://www.yoshke.com Yoshke

      Thanks Sasha! I hope everything turns out the way you wish them to. :)

  • Sasha

    Even if it’s been tangled ever since, thank you. I swear I’ll die if I FINALLY hear the last line after months of beating around the bush and just enjoying what we have. All the best, Yoshke!

  • Aura

    nishare ko ulit ha. hahaha. thank you!