The Bug: Just another typical love story

Martha Inguanzo

Facebook, where many people become either best friends, boyfriend/ girlfriend, or just stay as strangers.

Facebook where you get to meet so many people from around the world. Where sometimes you might get to meet that one person that catches your attention in a blink of an eye.

It might be because you see their posts and you see that they are respectful. It might be that when you start talking to them they reply to your messages quickly. It might be that both of you share the same interests. It just simply might be that you start thinking that you both are meant for each other.

As the days go by, you start noticing a big difference in yourself.

An amazing positive change.

A change you had never noticed.

A change that makes you want to continue logging in and just waiting for that person to log in as well so you can talk to them.

A change that even that other person that you are talking to notices.

A change that might simply make you become a better person. A change that you never want to end.

As you go through that change you feel that your world is perfect.

You start noticing that you and the other person have a connection. A connection that makes you start feeling that both of you will become really good friends and even something else.

Something else that will look as good as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Something else that will make you as happy as eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of cold milk.

Well, imagine that once you have that sandwich ready, you reach out to the refrigerator and you see that there is no milk.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Exactly, that it is not going to taste the same anymore. It even goes through your mind that you might want to throw it away.

That’s what happened to Esmeralda.

She was getting to know this handsome guy named Damian.

She started seeing all the changes she had always been wanting to see.

All the changes that lead to them being a happy couple.

As the days went by, Esmeralda was that young beautiful girl that was tired of love. She stopped believing in love. She thought love didn’t exist.

She started to remember all the times that she had gotten hurt before and was too afraid to go through that again.

But, Esmeralda felt different.

Esmeralda liked Damian.

She started feeling a connection between them.

She would see Damian as her perfect best friend.

She thought Damian was so mature, responsible, respectful, honest, and trustworthy. Something else that really caught her attention was that he plays soccer! Esmeralda has always wanted to date someone that plays soccer.

Esmeralda had a smile from ear to ear when she would talk to Damian.

She thought Damian might be the one.

As the days went by, they just kept on talking and talking non-stop.

She noticed that when she would talk to him she would feel safe.

She finally felt understood by someone. She had finally found someone that would understand her when she didn’t even understand herself.

One day, she decided to take a step forward.

She wanted to let Damian know her feelings towards him before it was too late. Before Damian would either go with someone else or was interested in someone else. She was afraid, but Esmeralda was a strong girl. She wasn’t going to let fear get to her.

Esmeralda finally convinced herself into telling Damian everything she had on the tip of her tongue.

When she was about to tell Damian her feelings, Damian had turned into the peanut butter and jelly sandwich with no milk.

Damian, that handsome guy that she thought she liked had turned into the worst.

He opened his mouth and said the worst words Esmeralda could ever hear in her life.

What do you think they were?

Had it been that he was going to move far away? Had it been that he didn’t like her? Had it been that he had a girlfriend?

Guess what? It was that Linette had returned.

Linette was the love of his life. She had returned. It’s obvious that they were going to try to fix things so they could get back together.

Do you have an idea on how Esmeralda felt? I bet you’ve felt the same in some occasions.

These are occasions that you simply don’t understand.

You don’t know how to react, how to answer the message, or what to think. You just simply don’t want to talk to anyone. You want to be by yourself and think what was that you had done wrong.

Was it that you had gathered feelings for that person too quickly?

Facebook where you get to meet so many people from around the world. Where sometimes you might get to meet that one person that catches your attention in a blink of an eye.”

— Martha Inguanzo

Was it that that person didn’t think that you were going to get feelings for them?

Was it that they were acting like someone they weren’t?

Was it simply that both of them might have some things in common but that doesn’t mean that it’s right to gather feelings for someone in such a short period of time.

Esmeralda was devastated; she felt horrible. She thought that she had gotten in-between a relationship. So many things crossed her mind.

All those things that crossed her mind were wrong.

Damian asked her to forgive him; he wanted to still be friends with her. BEST FRIENDS. He wanted for them to keep talking how they always used too. Which was for hours and hours and they always had a conversation to talk about.

She forgave him. In her mind, she knew that things weren’t going to be the same. She knew that everything had changed.

They kept talking like nothing had happened. They both knew that something had fallen down. The thing that they had for each other wasn’t there anymore.

Nothing was the same.

There were really dumb arguments during their talk.

Hours turned into minutes.

Days turned into weeks.

Laughter turned into frustration.

Smiling turned into crying.

Hellos turned into goodbyes.

They kept a promise, though.

The promise was that for them to never forget about each other. They promised each other that they were always going to have each other’s back no matter how hard the situation was.

During that time period, Esmeralda saw that Damian was happy.

Esmeralda, being the smart one decided to move on. She met this guy whose name is Andres.

Andres happened to be the best friend of her second best friend Axel.

She and Axel would talk about what type of guy Andres was.

As the conversations went on, Esmeralda decided to start talking to Andres more and more each day.

She liked how Andres is a gentleman. He is responsible, respectful, smart, and polite. He even plays soccer! Esmeralda likes guys who play soccer.

Esmeralda had planned to go on a date with Andres someday.

So many things got in the way, though. His birthday came up and Esmeralda wasn’t able to attend to it.

Andres felt devastated. Not only that, but he had many problems at home.

His conversations with Esmeralda had changed. There weren’t late night calls anymore. No good morning nor good night messages.

Esmeralda decided to stop sending his messages, to stop calling him. She simply decided to stop giving him attention.

About 2 weeks went by, and Esmeralda would sometimes talk to Damian. She found out about what Damian and Linette had planned was not going to work out.

Guess what Esmeralda thought when she found out that their stuff wasn’t going to work out?

She remembered that there was milk at her parents’ house for her peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

She thought that maybe now was her time to shine.

Something didn’t let her keep on with the flow, though.

When she stopped giving Andres the attention that she used to give him, Federico came in.

Federico was her friend.

She met him when Federico decided to post on her wall, “Good night princess.”

After so much time they had a wonderful connection.

They knew that they couldn’t take another step because then everything was going to go to the trash.

That was obviously something that they didn’t want.

They had talked to each other for so much time, they weren’t going to let a couple relationship separate them.

They knew each other’s differences, favorite food, favorite TV show, EVERYTHING.

Federico didn’t seem to understand that, though.

He wanted for Esmeralda to be his girlfriend.

He would tell her that she was the one.

Federico would tell her about that he had always wanted to date his best friend. He clearly said with a humongous smile and his manly voice, “If we get along super well as friends imagine as boyfriend and girlfriend. Please say yes.”

Esmeralda started thinking about that it had been more than 5 times that he had asked her to be his girlfriend.

Esmeralda wanted too, she really did.

She liked him.

He was just like Damian: mature, responsible, respectful, honest, trustworthy, and the main thing is that he plays soccer.

She liked the way he was.

She liked the way he treated her.

She liked everything about him.

But, there was one thing that kept telling Esmeralda to say no.

That one thing kept telling her to “friend zone” Federico.

That thing was that she was still devastated because of what had happened with Damian.

Now that she knew that Damian and Linette’s things weren’t going to work out she wanted to give it a try once more.

Damian and Esmeralda started talking again.

They talked for hours and hours.

Day by day.

It was like nothing had ever happened.

She finally thought, “This is my chance.”

As the days went by, Esmeralda started with her doubts again.

She had noticed how she and Damian wouldn’t talk to each other in the same way anymore.

Damian changed dramatically.

She didn’t know the reason why, though.

She was more than sure that she had forgiven him. What was wrong now?

What do you think Esmeraldas’ first thought was?

You know how we girls think too much.

Exactly. That Linette had come back and was going to stay once and for all.

She was wrong, though.

Damian had no phone anymore. No internet. Nothing.

Esmeralda, being a girl, obviously started thinking the worst.

Since the only thought that she had in mind was that Linette had returned, she decided to finally say “Yes Federico, I’ll be your girlfriend.”

It wasn’t that easy for Esmeralda though.

Federico and she knew that they were going to get into a whole different stage.

Right before Esmeralda said “YES” to Federico, she decided to speak her mind out by sending Damian a voice message through messenger.

That message included so many things. It wasn’t an ordinary message. Esmeralda had finally said the things that she had been wanting to say for some time now and finally thought that it was the right time.

Before that message was sent. Esmeralda had nothing more to do than just cry. She knew that her decision was going to hurt Damian and that was something that she had promised him that she wasn’t going to do.

That messaged didn’t just say that things were changing, it said something that Damian wasn’t expecting to hear.

Esmeralda simply did what she thought was right.

She decided to give him a piece of her mind. She reminded him of what he had done to her. The only thing was that now Esmeralda was actually going to have a boyfriend.

There were no fixing things involved.

This time was real.

She also told him about how she thought that was the right thing to do. She wanted to be the one to tell him because she knew that if he found out by himself it was going to be more painful.

Esmeralda clearly remembers that she sent him that message at 3:53 a.m on August 17, 2015.

It had been two days that Damian hadn’t logged into Facebook.

Two days that Esmeralda hadn’t heard anything about him.

Two days that Esmeralda had thought the worst.

As soon as she sent that messaged, she saw that Damian had just logged in.

She was nervous.

Her fingers were sweaty.

She didn’t know what to think.

Didn’t even have a clue of how Damian was going to react seeing those voice messages.

She clearly remembers that he heard them and left her on seen.

If you have Facebook obviously you know that when you leave someone on seen it means that the other person is mad or you just simply doesn’t want to know anything about that person.

Since Damian left Esmeralda on seen she knew that she had just ruined their friendship.

But she knew that she had done the right thing.

The next morning Damian replied to her messages.

Those messages said that it was okay for them to stay as friends and that Esmeralda could count on him for anything.

Esmeralda, receiving those messages, felt relieved.

She decided to stop talking to Damian.

She knew that if she did, Federico was going to get mad.

She wanted to start her relationship without drama.

The beginning of her relationship with Federico was going perfectly.

Federico and Esmeralda were finally happy.

Something they thought that was not going to happen had finally happened.

As the days went by, Damian would message Esmeralda once every 4 or 5 days.

They wouldn’t really talk to each other as much.

After a month of Esmeralda’s relationship, she started noticing a big change.

Federico wouldn’t talk to her the same anymore.

She decided to start treating him the way he was treating her.

During that time period, something that Federico had most probably forgotten was that he had given Esmeralda his Facebook password.

She had clearly told him that she was never going to log into his Facebook because she believed in him; there was no purpose for her to do that.

She knew that he wouldn’t do anything to hurt her feelings.

One day, she finally decided to log into Federico’s Facebook and she totally regretted it.

She found out what had caused Federico to change.

He started talking to Cindy.

You might ask yourself who Cindy is, right?

Don’t worry, Esmeralda didn’t know who she was either.

She asked questions and did some research and found out four things about Cindy.

Numero uno, Cindy has been Federico’s crush since middle school.

Numero dos, Cindy is the girl that his parents met.

Numero tres, Cindy is the girl that would help him with his problems before Esmeralda came along.

Numero cuatro, Cindy is the girl that has a boyfriend but apparently didn’t care because she would kiss Federico at the park where he plays his soccer games at.

As Esmeralda found Cindy’s conversation, there was one last message that was totally bizarre.

The last message was one that Federico had sent.

That last messaged had ruined everything. It said that he loved her and that he couldn’t wait to see her again later on at night.

After Esmeralda finished reading that message she took a screenshot and kept it on her gallery.

Esmeralda had been planning to leave Federico already.

The thing was that she didn’t know what she was going to tell him when he asked why.

Her finding that message just made everything easier.

“It’s easy,” she said.

She was going to use that screenshot to leave Federico for good.

She wasn’t feeling the love anymore.

Nothing was the same.

Everything had come to an end.

Esmeralda decided to leave him the day after seeing that message.

Before she left him, she sent him the screenshot while they were having a “good” conversation.

He freaked out.

He didn’t know what that message was.

He didn’t know where it came from.

He surely did not know where Esmeralda had gotten that picture from.

He denied the picture.

He swore it wasn’t his.

Esmeralda didn’t want to listen to his apologies.

She decided to simply tell him that she was always going to be there for him and that it was over.

Esmeralda always kept a secret from him, though.

She never told him about how she had started talking to Damian again.

Damian and Esmeralda had started talking like before.

Before, as in sending hearts and expressing their feelings.

Damian, in between conversations, would tell Esmeralda to leave Federico.

Now, don’t think that she did it because Damian told her to, she did it because it had already crossed her mind.

After some days, Damian found out that Esmeralda was single.

Something that Federico and Esmeralda didn’t do was take off the relationship status they had on Facebook.

They hadn’t taken it off because either one or the other was going to think that the other person had moved on so quickly.

Esmeralda, being the girl, decided to finally take the relationship off.

There was no point in having it; they were making themselves look bad.

Federico had already posted that he liked someone else.

Esmeralda put Damian as her cover photo.

Federico posted screenshots of beautiful conversations which included hearts and roses.

Esmeralda knew that he was doing that to make her jealous.

What Federico didn’t know was that Esmeralda could care less; she didn’t feel anything for him anymore.

She had gotten over the fact that he had been talking to other girls while they were together.

As the days went on, Esmeralda kept talking to both of them.

Federico would tell her that he missed her; she liked that.

Damian would tell her that he will never make the mistake he did once already; she believed that.

Federico would tell her that he wanted her back; she would think about it.

Damian would ask her for another chance; she would also think about it.

Esmeralda eventually decided to let them both know what had been going on.

She let Federico know that she missed him and was thinking about giving him a second chance.

She let Damian know that she loved the way he treated her and was also thinking about giving him another chance.

She simply expressed her feelings with both of them.

Both guys were obviously devastated.

Destroyed.

Confused.

Hurt.

They both stopped talking to her while she got her feelings straighten out.

She would message them and there was no answer.

One day, they both sent her a message letting her know that they were going to go visit her.

Esmeralda was extremely happy.

There was one problem, though.

They were both going at the same time.

By this time, Esmeralda knew who she was going to stay with.

One thing she was totally confused about was that how was she going to tell the one she didn’t want to leave her alone.

Esmeralda once again didn’t know what to do.

By this time she was sure about her feelings and knew who she going to stay with.

On a sunny day, as Esmeralda got up from bed she decided to check her phone.

She had a message from an anonymous number.

The message said, “Be there by 5, be ready.”

Esmeralda got all dolled up.

She was super excited.

At exactly 5 p.m. her doorbell rang.

She was scared, but crying from excitement.

When Esmeralda opened the door s

Facebook, where many people become either best friends, boyfriend/ girlfriend, or just stay as strangers.

Facebook where you get to meet so many people from around the world. Where sometimes you might get to meet that one person that catches your attention in a blink of an eye.

It might be because you see their posts and you see that they are respectful. It might be that when you start talking to them they reply to your messages quickly. It might be that both of you share the same interests. It just simply might be that you start thinking that you both are meant for each other.

As the days go by, you start noticing a big difference in yourself.

An amazing positive change.

A change you had never noticed.

A change that makes you want to continue logging in and just waiting for that person to log in as well so you can talk to them.

A change that even that other person that you are talking to notices.

A change that might simply make you become a better person. A change that you never want to end.

As you go through that change you feel that your world is perfect.

You start noticing that you and the other person have a connection. A connection that makes you start feeling that both of you will become really good friends and even something else.

Something else that will look as good as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Something else that will make you as happy as eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a glass of cold milk.

Well, imagine that once you have that sandwich ready, you reach out to the refrigerator and you see that there is no milk.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Exactly, that it is not going to taste the same anymore. It even goes through your mind that you might want to throw it away.

That’s what happened to Esmeralda.

She was getting to know this handsome guy named Damian.

She started seeing all the changes she had always been wanting to see.

All the changes that lead to them being a happy couple.

As the days went by, Esmeralda was that young beautiful girl that was tired of love. She stopped believing in love. She thought love didn’t exist.

She started to remember all the times that she had gotten hurt before and was too afraid to go through that again.

But, Esmeralda felt different.

Esmeralda liked Damian.

She started feeling a connection between them.

She would see Damian as her perfect best friend.

She thought Damian was so mature, responsible, respectful, honest, and trustworthy. Something else that really caught her attention was that he plays soccer! Esmeralda has always wanted to date someone that plays soccer.

Esmeralda had a smile from ear to ear when she would talk to Damian.

She thought Damian might be the one.

As the days went by, they just kept on talking and talking non-stop.

She noticed that when she would talk to him she would feel safe.

She finally felt understood by someone. She had finally found someone that would understand her when she didn’t even understand herself.

One day, she decided to take a step forward.

She wanted to let Damian know her feeling towards him before it was too late. Before Damian would either go with someone else or was interested in someone else. She was afraid, but Esmeralda was a strong girl. She wasn’t going to let fear get to her.

Esmeralda finally convinced herself into telling Damian everything she had on the tip of her tongue.

When she was about to tell Damian her feelings, Damian had turned into the peanut butter and jelly sandwich with no milk.

Damian, that handsome guy that she thought she liked had turned into the worst.

He opened his mouth and said the worst words Esmeralda could ever hear in her life.

What do you think they were?

Had it been that he was going to move far away? Had it been that he didn’t like her? Had it been that he had a girlfriend?

Guess what? It was that Linette had returned.

Linette was the love of his life. She had returned. It’s obvious that they were going to try to fix things so they could get back together.

Do you have an idea on how Esmeralda felt? I bet you’ve felt the same in some occasions.

These are occasions that you simply don’t understand.

You don’t know how to react, how to answer the message, or what to think. You just simply don’t want to talk to anyone. You want to be by yourself and think what was that you had done wrong.

Was it that you had gathered feelings for that person to quickly?

Facebook where you get to meet so many people from around the world. Where sometimes you might get to meet that one person that catches your attention in a blink of an eye.”

— Martha Inguanzo

Was it that that person didn’t think that you were going to get feelings for them?

Was it that they were acting like someone they weren’t?

Was it simply that both of you might have some things in common but that doesn’t mean that it’s right to gather feelings for someone in such a short period of time.

Esmeralda was devastated; she felt horrible. She thought that she had gotten in-between a relationship. So many things crossed her mind.

All those things that crossed her mind were wrong.

Damian asked her to forgive him; he wanted to still be friends with her. BEST FRIENDS. He wanted for them to keep talking how they always used too. Which was for hours and hours and they always had a conversation to talk about.

She forgave him. In her mind, she knew that things weren’t going to be the same. She knew that everything had changed.

They kept talking like nothing had happened. They both knew that something had fallen down. The thing that they had for each other wasn’t there anymore.

Nothing was the same.

There were really dumb arguments during their talk.

Hours turned into minutes.

Days turned into weeks.

Laughter turned into frustration.

Smiling turned into crying.

Hellos turned into goodbyes.

They kept a promise, though.

The promise was that for them to never forget about each other. They promised each other that they were always going to have each other’s back no matter how hard the situation was.

During that time period, Esmeralda saw that Damian was happy.

Esmeralda, being the smart one decided to move on. She met this guy whose name is Andres.

Andres happened to be the best friend of her second best friend Axel.

She and Axel would talk about what type of guy Andres was.

As the conversations went on, Esmeralda decided to start talking to Andres more and more each day.

She liked how Andres is a gentleman. He is responsible, respectful, smart, and polite. He even plays soccer! Esmeralda likes guys who play soccer.

Esmeralda had planned to go on a date with Andres someday.

So many things got in the way, though. His birthday came up and Esmeralda wasn’t able to attend to it.

Andres felt devastated. Not only that, but he had many problems at home.

His conversations with Esmeralda had changed. There weren’t late night calls anymore. No good morning nor good night messages.

Esmeralda decided to stop sending his messages, to stop calling him. She simply decided to stop giving him attention.

About 2 weeks went by, and Esmeralda would sometimes talk to Damian. She found out about what Damian and Linette had planned was not going to work out.

Guess what Esmeralda thought when she found out that their stuff wasn’t going to work out?

She remembered that there was milk at her parents’ house for her peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

She thought that maybe now was her time to shine.

Something didn’t let her keep on with the flow, though.

When she stopped giving Andres the attention that she used to give him, Federico came in.

Federico was her friend.

She met him when Federico decided to post on her wall, “Good night princess.”

After so much time they had a wonderful connection.

They knew that they couldn’t take another step because then everything was going to go to the trash.

That was obviously something that they didn’t want.

They had talked to each other for so much time, they weren’t going to let a couple relationship separate them.

They knew each other’s differences, favorite food, favorite TV show, EVERYTHING.

Federico didn’t seem to understand that, though.

He wanted for Esmeralda to be his girlfriend.

He would tell her that she was the one.

Federico would tell her about that he had always wanted to date his best friend. He clearly said with a humongous smile and his manly voice, “If we get along super well as friends imagine as boyfriend and girlfriend. Please say yes.”

Esmeralda started thinking about that it had been more than 5 times that he had asked her to be his girlfriend.

Esmeralda wanted too, she really did.

She liked him.

He was just like Damian: mature, responsible, respectful, honest, trustworthy, and the main thing is that he plays soccer.

She liked the way he was.

She liked the way he treated her.

She liked everything about him.

But, there was one thing that kept telling Esmeralda to say no.

That one thing kept telling her to “friend zone” Federico.

That thing was that she was still devastated because of what had happened with Damian.

Now that she knew that Damian and Linette’s things weren’t going to work out she wanted to give it a try once more.

Damian and Esmeralda started talking again.

They talked for hours and hours.

Day by day.

It was like nothing had ever happened.

She finally thought, “This is my chance.”

As the days went by, Esmeralda started with her doubts again.

She had noticed how she and Damian wouldn’t talk to each other in the same way anymore.

Damian changed dramatically.

She didn’t know the reason why, though.

She was more than sure that she had forgiven him. What was wrong now?

What do you think Esmeraldas’ first thought was?

You know how we girls think too much.

Exactly. That Linette had come back and was going to stay once and for all.

She was wrong, though.

Damian had no phone anymore. No internet. Nothing.

Esmeralda, being a girl, obviously started thinking the worst.

Since the only thought that she had in mind was that Linette had returned, she decided to finally say “Yes Federico, I’ll be your girlfriend.”

It wasn’t that easy for Esmeralda though.

Federico and she knew that they were going to get into a whole different stage.

Right before Esmeralda said “YES” to Federico, she decided to speak her mind out by sending Damian a voice message through messenger.

That message included so many things. It wasn’t an ordinary message. Esmeralda had finally said the things that she had been wanting to say for some time now and finally thought that it was the right time.

Before that message was sent. Esmeralda had nothing more to do than just cry. She knew that her decision was going to hurt Damian and that was something that she had promised him that she wasn’t going to do.

That messaged didn’t just say that things were changing, it said something that Damian wasn’t expecting to hear.

Esmeralda simply did what she thought was right.

She decided to give him a piece of her mind. She reminded him of what he had done to her. The only thing was that now Esmeralda was actually going to have a boyfriend.

There were no fixing things involved.

This time was real.

She also told him about how she thought that was the right thing to do. She wanted to be the one to tell him because she knew that if he found out by himself it was going to be more painful.

Esmeralda clearly remembers that she sent him that message at 3:53 a.m on August 17, 2015.

It had been two days that Damian hadn’t logged into Facebook.

Two days that Esmeralda hadn’t heard anything about him.

Two days that Esmeralda had thought the worst.

As soon as she sent that messaged, she saw that Damian had just logged in.

She was nervous.

Her fingers were sweaty.

She didn’t know what to think.

Didn’t even have a clue of how Damian was going to react seeing those voice messages.

She clearly remembers that he heard them and left her on seen.

If you have Facebook obviously you know that when you leave someone on seen it means that the other person is mad or you just simply doesn’t want to know anything about that person.

Since Damian left Esmeralda on seen she knew that she had just ruined their friendship.

But she knew that she had done the right thing.

The next morning Damian replied to her messages.

Those messages said that it was okay for them to stay as friends and that Esmeralda could count on him for anything.

Esmeralda, receiving those messages, felt relieved.

She decided to stop talking to Damian.

She knew that if she did, Federico was going to get mad.

She wanted to start her relationship without drama.

The beginning of her relationship with Federico was going perfectly.

Federico and Esmeralda were finally happy.

Something they thought that was not going to happen had finally happened.

As the days went by, Damian would message Esmeralda once every 4 or 5 days.

They wouldn’t really talk to each other as much.

After a month of Esmeralda’s relationship, she started noticing a big change.

Federico wouldn’t talk to her the same anymore.

She decided to start treating him the way he was treating her.

During that time period, something that Federico had most probably forgotten was that he had given Esmeralda his Facebook password.

She had clearly told him that she was never going to log into his Facebook because she believed in him; there was no purpose for her to do that.

She knew that he wouldn’t do anything to hurt her feelings.

One day, she finally decided to log into Federico’s Facebook and she totally regretted it.

She found out what had caused Federico to change.

He started talking to Cindy.

You might ask yourself who Cindy is, right?

Don’t worry, Esmeralda didn’t know who she was either.

She asked questions and did some research and found out four things about Cindy.

Numero uno, Cindy has been Federico’s crush since middle school.

Numero dos, Cindy is the girl that his parents met.

Numero tres, Cindy is the girl that would help him with his problems before Esmeralda came along.

Numero cuatro, Cindy is the girl that has a boyfriend but apparently didn’t care because she would kiss Federico at the park where he plays his soccer games at.

As Esmeralda found Cindy’s conversation, there was one last message that was totally bizarre.

The last message was one that Federico had sent.

That last messaged had ruined everything. It said that he loved her and that he couldn’t wait to see her again later on at night.

After Esmeralda finished reading that message she took a screenshot and kept it on her gallery.

Esmeralda had been planning to leave Federico already.

The thing was that she didn’t know what she was going to tell him when he asked why.

Her finding that message just made everything easier.

“It’s easy,” she said.

She was going to use that screenshot to leave Federico for good.

She wasn’t feeling the love anymore.

Nothing was the same.

Everything had come to an end.

Esmeralda decided to leave him the day after seeing that message.

Before she left him, she sent him the screenshot while they were having a “good” conversation.

He freaked out.

He didn’t know what that message was.

He didn’t know where it came from.

He surely did not know where Esmeralda had gotten that picture from.

He denied the picture.

He swore it wasn’t his.

Esmeralda didn’t want to listen to his apologies.

She decided to simply tell him that she was always going to be there for him and that it was over.

Esmeralda always kept a secret from him, though.

She never told him about how she had started talking to Damian again.

Damian and Esmeralda had started talking like before.

Before, as in sending hearts and expressing their feelings.

Damian, in between conversations, would tell Esmeralda to leave Federico.

Now, don’t think that she did it because Damian told her to, she did it because it had already crossed her mind.

After some days, Damian found out that Esmeralda was single.

Something that Federico and Esmeralda didn’t do was take off the relationship status they had on Facebook.

They hadn’t taken it off because either one or the other was going to think that the other person had moved on so quickly.

Esmeralda, being the girl, decided to finally take the relationship off.

There was no point in having it; they were making themselves look bad.

Federico had already posted that he liked someone else.

Esmeralda put Damian as her cover photo.

Federico posted screenshots of beautiful conversations which included hearts and roses.

Esmeralda knew that he was doing that to make her jealous.

What Federico didn’t know was that Esmeralda could care less; she didn’t feel anything for him anymore.

She had gotten over the fact that he had been talking to other girls while they were together.

As the days went on, Esmeralda kept talking to both of them.

Federico would tell her that he missed her; she liked that.

Damian would tell her that he will never make the mistake he did once already; she believed that.

Federico would tell her that he wanted her back; she would think about it.

Damian would ask her for another chance; she would also think about it.

Esmeralda eventually decided to let them both know what had been going on.

She let Federico know that she missed him and was thinking about giving him a second chance.

She let Damian know that she loved the way he treated her and was also thinking about giving him another chance.

She simply expressed her feelings with both of them.

Both guys were obviously devastated.

Destroyed.

Confused.

Hurt.

They both stopped talking to her while she got her feelings straighten out.

She would message them and there was no answer.

One day, they both sent her a message letting her know that they were going to go visit her.

Esmeralda was extremely happy.

There was one problem, though.

They were both going at the same time.

By this time, Esmeralda knew who she was going to stay with.

One thing she was totally confused about was that how was she going to tell the one she didn’t want to leave her alone.

Esmeralda once again didn’t know what to do.

By this time she was sure about her feelings and knew who she going to stay with.

On a sunny day, as Esmeralda got up from bed she decided to check her phone.

She had a message from an anonymous number.

The message said, “Be there by 5, be ready.”

Esmeralda got all dolled up.

She was super excited.

At exactly 5 p.m. her doorbell rang.

She was scared, but crying from excitement.

When Esmeralda opened the door slowly, there he was with roses and a poster that read, “Will you give me a second chance?”

Esmeralda cried and said, “Of course!”

She was surprised how he was the one that was there first. It was he who she wanted to stay with.

As she entered with the roses and him, there was a note on her living room table that read, “I’m too late, I knew you were going to pick him anyway, have a good life.”

— Thank you Class of 2016. It’s time for me to explore the world. Justyne Bernal, upcoming sophomore, will be taking my place. Wish the rest of the classes the best of luck.