one lazy friday afternoon, four friends decided to meet for a late lunch. though shadows were still hiding beneath their limbs, the sky was already bleeding with warmth.
when food was served, no one gave a gesture. they just stared at it, silent and unmoved.
Jo took the spoon, that was placed neatly beside a chinese porcelain. the plate was inked with intricate designs and finished with a gold plating. he scooped a grain of what was on his plate. no one actually knew what it was.
then he slowly savored it, as it melted inside his mouth.
then he said, find a person who would challenge your love. never settle with someone who loves you more. it will bore you. it will distort every good things he does into mere flaws. and by the time comes, you'll just realize, what you have is not really love rather its suffocation.
Alex lifted his glass from the neck. he moved it and watched as the wine danced inside. when it stopped, he took a brief sip and garggled it inside his mouth. he made sure that the taste would stay around his tounge. then he spitted it, even before it touches his wanting throat.
then he said, people are fools to believe love. what they don't know is, it only permits one's sexual desire. it justifies a kiss, allows a hug and above all, it makes sex guiltless, which i think is how it should be in the first place. if i can have sex with anyone i want, then why do i have to chain myself in a commitment, right?
Max picked something out from the basket. then he rolled it in between his fingers, feeling its actual plumpness and texture. it was rough that could titilate his tastebuds. but it was too soft to hold that sensation.
he said, love is the most overrated thing in life, next to god. if this is so abstract and unexplainable like what other people claim it to be, then how come it has rules? it hurts? and most of all, it lingers? but its funny how we still keep on chasing it. eventhough they say that it was very unwise to do.
then Jude took the salt shaker and dropped it on the floor that made a thundering noise; that even shattered the tainted window pane. everyone suddenly became silent.
behind them, the sun had finally set. then the chilly night breeze came.
someone offered dinner. but everyone became silent again.