"i like you," those were the words i heard as i drew my face near the shadow that grabbed me from my P7 bacardi coke and mojito.
"how about introducing myself first?" i said.
the shadow smiled.
"james, and you are?"
A introduce himself as swedish, who was with another swedish friend (who A later revealed to be A's lawyer).
"care for another round of drinks for you and your friends? my treat."
but before i could refuse, A immediately went to the bar to get us a round of tequila. when A went back, all of my friends were already screaming, dancing off-beat and sweating profusely.
it was the first time, i saw them these loose. but i cannot blame them for we have drunk our three nights limit that night.
it was indeed a very wild night. honestly, no one can even remember clearly what happened. everyone has their own story of another.
someone had to carry someone from station 2 to the end of station 1, marking the entire trail of with what he had for dinner.
someone knelt on his bed and peed on his pillow.
someone almost lost his iphone but lucky enough to retrieve it after bravely slipping his hand inside another person's pocket after hearing it ring.
while someone had the chance to touch a couple of guys' 6 packs abs just to decide whose nicer.
it was just crazy.
"wanna go out from here?"
"i think i need to attend to my friend first. he is already wasted."
"you are just a sweetheart."
please. i am just not fond of compliments.
not our friend. hahaha!
"i don't know if i would take that as a compliment though."
"you should and seriously i like you," A repeated.
"just excuse my friend. A has a tendency to reiterate something A wants to point out, especially when the person also has the tendency not to believe it." then C winked.
"i bet you two are really good friends."
then we all laughed. A still insisted but the picture of my friends already slumbering in front of the comfort room was something my conscience could not really bear. but before we called it a night, A requested a favor.
"can i borrow your phone for a second?"
realizing the place to be a bit crowded and it would difficult for anyone to make a quick escape, i handed it over.
it was some digits and an email address. but what really caught my attention was As complete name.
a complete name:
and family name.
then it struck me.
honesty is just a breather nowadays, especially in a place where everything was supposed to be kept hidden.
thank you for the smile. appreciate it guys while is still genuine.