By Dior Madrigal
The image of her parents’ shock and worried faces made Yelena’s chest cramp. She was caught up in a video scandal. High school student lang siya, for crying out loud! At running for top honors pa! Hindi na siya puwedeng maging valedictorian, kahit salutatorian ay malabo na rin. Or worse, she’d be expelled from her school.
Mariin siyang pumikit at hinarap ang lalaking may pakana ng video na iyon. “What do you want?”
Rad’s jaw hardened. Parang gusto niyang bawiin ang tanong, pero kinagat niya ang dila. There was just something about him that was… terrifying; something that seemed too deep and too dark for her to comprehend.
“One month,” matigas na sabi ng lalaki. “I want you to do everything I want for one month.”