“The Will To Move On”
Mew and Aex excitedly went home. They are both excited to spend their Christmas together.
Mew's feeling at that moment is unexplainable, his heart beats so fast and loudly that he's scared for Aex to hear it. He don't know why it beats rapidly but he assumed that maybe he's just too excited for this night.
As both of them closely approaches to Mew's house holding hands, they were so bothered at what they saw, Mew's house had transformed into something colorful, something Santa would love to see, it was full of colorful Christmas lights and etc.
“Aex, are you the one who did this?” Mew said.
“I wish I did but it's not me Mew” Aex replied.
Both of them rushed to enter the house and they were more surprised to see many delicious foods prepared at the dining table then they hear footsteps at their back. Both of them didn't know what to do, they were too afraid to look back yet too excited to know who's the person behind this transformation. Many people came into their mind, was it their manager, their bandmates, or was it Mew's aunt?
“ Mew and Tong!”
Both of them didn't dare to look back. Mew is busy recalling from whom the voice was and Aex was insulted thinking that he was called Tong and
Mew already recognized from whom the voice was.
It came from (an error has occurred, please try reading later.)
The voice came from the girl who loved him from the beginning, the girl who gave everything to him just to maintain the friendship that the girl is afraid to lose and the girl who he really missed so much after she had left the country to continue her studies at China for 3 years, she was Ying.
Mew slowly looks back and there, she saw Ying. He was stunned at how Ying changed from the day they met, she became more beautiful than before that he can sense how his male ego controls his mind.
“This isn't right!” thoughts that came into Mew's mind after he sensed it.
Ying runs to Mew and enfolds him tightly.
“Mew! I missed you! I really do!” Ying exclaimed.
Then tears came falling from Ying's eyes. Mew sensed it so he pushes Ying a little backward, gets his handkerchief and wipes those tears falling from Ying's eyes.
“Don't cry Ying, I'm here now. I'm okay. Let this night be a happy one right?” Mew said.
“I'm sorry Mew, I just missed you so much” Ying said.
“You became more cute by the way” Ying continued and again, she saw his past love's warm smile, a smile that can brighten up your day despite of how dark was it.
“Hey Tong!” Ying called Aex.
Aex looks at Ying.
Ying was surprised and was embarrassed at the same time. She thought that she insulted Aex.
Mew at the other hand felt nervous of what Aex might do but he felt pity for him too. It must be too humiliating to be called by other's name, worse, it's the name that you hated for 3 years.
“Ying, how could you call my handsome and sweet Aex of an unworthy name like that huh?” Mew said while he hold Aex's hands and pinched him on his cheeks.
Aex showed them his cute smile symbolizing that he was't insulted anymore after his love showed him a sweet affection.
“ I'm sorry Aex.” Ying told Aex with embarrassment.
“It's alright Ying” Aex replied Ying with a smile.
At that moment, Ying's mind was already filled with many questions, questions that only Mew and Tong can answer. She was too confused to the things that happened for the 3 years that she was gone but she thinks that tonight is not the right time to ask Mew about it. She musn't ruin the surprise that she prepared for Mew and Tong intentionally but it became for Mew and Aex.
“HMMMM!!! I'm getting hungry guys! The foods' aroma that I assumed Ying prepared are getting to my senses...... Ohw by the way, it's 12:00 A.M already, I think this is the best time to eat.” Mew desperately tried to change the atmosphere.
“ I think Mew's right” Ying agreed.
“But before anything else, I want greet everybody a Merry Christmas! To my friend, Ying who gave me a such wonderful surprise and of course to my Aex who's willing to spend this night with me.” Mew greeted everyone and hugged Ying and kissed Aex at his cheeks.
That night Mew's house were filled with love and laughters. Everyone shared their stories for the past 3 years while they're dining and they just enjoyed it. Ying shared her experiences in China while Mew and Aex shared their love story.
“Let me clean this up, I know that both of you were exhausted today” Aex offered after all of them were satisfied by the food and their chit-chats.
“Are you sure Aex? Ying and I can help you. We're not that really exhausted by the way” Mew exclaimed and winked at Ying.
“Mew is right Aex!” Ying instantly agreed.
“It's okay! I can really handle this and this might make Mew fall in love with me more.” Aex winked at Mew and smiled.
Mew smiled feeling like a princess at that moment and Ying can sense it from him.
“Aex, I think this friend of mine is already okay with that. We'll just go upstairs and chat for a bit. Just go up when you're done already.” Ying told Aex and drag Mew to his bedroom hands first.
Mew just followed Ying and glances at Aex with a wink and a flying kiss. Aex mimics the words “ I Love You” as a sign of reply to Mew's actions.
When Mew and Ying were already gone from Aex's sight, he excitingly gets his precious gift for Mew from his pocket, the gift that Mew really wanted, a precious silver necklace with a pearl at the center. Mew didn't know how hard it was to collect the money to buy it for him, he sacrificed all of his leisures just to buy it. He is thinking how happy could Mew be after he'll give it to him. He planned to give it to Mew after he'll be done cleaning the messes that they made and Ying will go home so he tried to finish his chores as fast as he can.
On the other hand, Mew and Ying are talking upstairs.
“Do you really love him?” Ying surprisingly asks Mew.
“ Let's not talk about that Ying!” Mew insists.
Aex was already done so he went upstairs to follow Ying and Mew. While he is closely approaching to Mew's bedroom, he heard that Ying and Mew was talking so decided to stop at the door and continue to listen.
“Come on Mew! I know how much Tong and you loved each other! I know how Tong fought for you from his mother and friends! I know how much lonely you are without Tong at your side and I saw it Mew , I saw the love that I only saw between the two of you. It was pure love Mew, pure love” cried Ying.
Mew faced Ying and Ying was surprised by the countless tears Mew cried.
“Maybe you're right Ying, I know that too. I know how lonely I am without Tong by my side and I know how mean I am accepting Aex's love knowing that I still love Tong more than him.” Mew exclaimed and stood up and looked his peaceful place at his window getting some fresh air in that cold night.
This time Aex had enough. He already heard the things that his brain wants to hear but his heart just can't. All these years, he knew how Mew loved Tong so much but he is patient enough to be fooled by his loving heart.
Tears came rolling from his eyes, tears shining like a brilliant diamond. He gets the necklace that he is planning to give to Mew and just stares at it, staring like it's the end of the world and a thought came into his mind, he thought that tonight is not the right time to give Mew the necklace so he went down, sits at the chair near the dining table and thinks of what Mew said earlier.
“But after seeing how Aex loves me, how Aex tolerated the pain that he felt everytime I lie to him and just say that everything was just fine but it is not, how Aex accept the fact that I can never love him the way I loved Tong and after seeing how proud Aex was having me in his life, I can't ask for anything else. I can't believe how blind I am not seeing how perfect Aex is after all these years. He cured the wounds that Tong left in my heart. I love Aex Ying and I will never stop loving him until the last breathe of my life comes.” Mew continued but it's too late for Aex to hear it.
Ying didn't know what to say, she was so shocked about Mew's confession. She never thought that Mew can love Aex too.
At the other corner, Mew is still crying, he never had the courage to face Ying crying. While Mew is still gathering the courage needed to face Ying, he noticed a person at the corner of his eyes. It made him feel unease, he felt curious, he felt nervous, it's all mixed up, unexplainable but one thing is sure for him, that person is important in his life.
----------END OF CHAPTER 3-------
Watch out for Chapter 4..!!!