The sky is dark and rain has started to fall when Blaire went out to visit JM who is now on duty at Alabang Festival mall. Today is Saturday the day for long sleep especially for someone like Blaire who works hard on a shift work. Upon waking and replying to MJ’s text message Blaire did not waste any minute. He went straight ahead to Ayala EDSA and took the bus with the sign board that says skyway. There was a slight doubt inside his chest if he got the right bus. But that does not matter now all he has in mind is meeting JM on the dot. JM and friends do not seem really to care about small stuff or being a bit melodramatic. Blaire with no choice took the seat beside an obese man it will only take 20 minutes of patience sitting with big bellied jerks.
Too bad the bus will not take the South Station drop off. “I knew it” Blaire mumured to himself as he started to glance outside from the wide and clear bus windows. The scene still look familiar but the bus did not turn right after passing the tollgate. His mind went blank and waited for what may happen. Some passengers went off the Alabang market stop, Blaire still figuring out where he is just went off the bus and asked the driver where Starmall is. This is where he first landed when he also got lost last week on his first visit to Alabang after a long time.
It is really difficult for Blaire remembering directions and what seems to be a very easy route looks complicated and confusing to him. North now looks South to him and vice versa. The rain continued to pour lightly on his white and black striped umbrella. It was a long walk looking searching and pretending that he is not lost so he is careful not to ask suspicious looking strangers for directions on a rainy night.
"I am lost" he replied to MJ’s text message. After a minute Blaire found that footbridge which looks misleading and a lost stranger will not dare take. Fortunately that is the right direction to go to Festivall Mall. Suddenly the Muntinlupa Public Market looked familiar as Blaire walk through the footbridge, and from afar he can now see the Starmall. The guys said they are already waiting at the Chillax Restobar in South Station. Blaire reached the place quickly and went inside the bar but no familiar face is seen so he went outside and sent another text message " I am here". MJ is now calling but Blaire had to cancel it. MJ is quite worried when he received Blaire’s text saying " I am Lost". Blaire felt good seeing that the name of MJ appearing on his phone screen calling. He sat outside the bar and on his peripheral vision saw JM coming. JM is wearing that blue and black stripe polo shirt he wore the last time they went to wako wako karaoke in Pasay Road. That same tight-fitting shirt that showed his nice pecs and triceps. He did not notice Blaire sitting just outside the bar, he went straight to the other entrance which is fronting the drop off point of South Station. He was not able to find Blaire there so went the other direction. Blaire saw two familiar figures approaching it was Therd and MJ. He did not want to appear eager to see them again so he just sat quietly, one hand tapped his shoulder and said hi followed by another hand. The hand of a familiar person whom he secretly misses: the hand of MJ. JM then found them and sat beside Blaire when another hand tapped him from his sides that was RJ or shall we call James.
Blaire kept on showing his poker face because he did not expect much company. He pretended to be ok and numb and soon they found themselves dining at Chick-Boy.