The blue love story - S01 E28

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Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 28

DO NOT BELITTLE ME

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JAJA’s Point Of View

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I stood up and decided to get a food after

Dad and Auntie Fely leaved me, Frederick

might return and bug me again. Ben has

not come back yet.

I smiled to people I passes by that is

smiling at me. I can see that other ladies

are staring at me but as Ben had said, I

shouldn’t be conscious and anxious to their

stare, I should make them aware of my

presence.

“Hi! You’re Benjamin’s date, right?” A lady

approached me. She’s wearing the necklace

that I have designed. She must be one of

the relatives of Mrs. Vallo.

“Yes,” I answered.

“I am Danna, the granddaughter of Mrs.

Vallo.” She extend her arm to me, inviting

for a shake hand.

“I’m Jaja,” I introduced myself and

accepted her hand.

“Jaja. You’re the designer of this necklace?”

“Yes.”

“Great! I love this necklace. You are very

talented.”

We talked for a few minutes and then she

leave. I went to the corner after I finish the

food. I grabbed the glass of wine from the

tray held by the roving waiter. I stayed at

the corner. While drinking the little by

little, I watched the musicians play their

piece. I know these musicians, they a great

performer.

“So, you’re here. Are you feeling happy to

see me being rejected by your date?”

I turned to face the lady. It was the lady

who approached Ben and was rejected by

him in a rude way. Have not she moved on

yet?

“Of course not,” I answered and faced the

musicians again.

“Don’t turn your back at me if I am still

talking to you. Don’t you know who I

am?!”

God! Did we offended her too much for her

to keep on bugging me?!

“I don’t know you.”

“What an arrogant lady.” She laughs. “I am

Leah, the pianist princess of this country.

You still don’t know who I am?!”

“Well, sorry, Leah, but I still don’t know

you.” I turned to face the musicians again.

They have just finished their piece. Their

performance is great.

“You b---h!”

I faced her. “Do you know who I am?” I

asked.

“No!”

“Then stay away from me. You don’t know

what I might do to you if you keep on

pissing me off, Leah.”

“Are you threatening me?”

“Why? Are you threatened?”

“Of course not!” She rolled her eyes. “Your

dress is expensive. Only rich people can

afford to buy that.”

“Why? Can’t you afford it?”

“Of course. In fact, I have lots of Donna

Karan’s gowns.”

“I don’t care,” I said and grins at her.

She knitted her brow and was about to pull

my hair when I stopped her.

“Nah-uh! You are a pianist princess, right?”

She nod.

“Are you going to make a scandal that

could bring down your fame? Think, lady.

Use the brain.”

She gritted her teeth. “I challenge you.”

I furrowed my brow. Now she challenge

me.

“As I can see, you are rich. I challenge you

to have a duel with me, in terms of playing

piano.”

I sighed. Piano? I looked at the piano

beside me. Piano is one of the way to

determine if a person is rich or not. Piano is

a piece of instrument that requires a great

time to study. And only rich people can

afford the fees of music school.

“Play one music you know. I will start.”

Leah sit on the chair and started pressing

the keys. She had caught the attention of

people around. They gathered and circled

on us. They are watching Leah. She is

indeed a better pianist and she’s really

professional the way she press the keys.

Seeing a great pianist playing in an

unexpected time and place is amazing. She

finished her piece and the audience give

her a round of applause.

“You’re next,” she said boastfully and let

me follow her.

I sit on the chair and gulped. I stared on

the keys. They are beautiful but I don’t

know how to use them properly and in

tune. I love music, indeed, but I haven’t

studied piano. I have no idea of which song

or who’s legend should I imitate because I

do not know any piano song!

“Are you just going to stare at the keys?

You challenged me, right? Now where’s

your bravery?”

Leah is making fun of me. People around

us are now laughing and I can feel their

stares. I gulped again. I have set myself in

trouble easily and I don’t know how to get

out quickly.

I took a deep breath and think of a piece I

know. I look at the keys and placed my

fingers there and started pressing the keys.

I closed my eyes and remember Mum. She

use to teach me this piece before, it was

her original piano song. It was a melody

song with full of feelings. It is the only

song I know. I pressed the keys as I feel

Mum’s presence beside me. I really miss

her. I cast away the presence of people

around me and just feel the every keys like

I was a professional pianist. I smiled when

I finished the piece.

Silence filled the air.

As I open my eyes, I saw Ben in front of the

piano. He’s smiling widely and proudly. I

smiled at him and stood up.

I faced Leah who was dumbfounded just

like the audiences.

“Where did you learn that song?” Leah

asked. “It’s not familiar to me but it is the

best piece I’ve ever heard.”

“It was made by the very special person in

my life. By the way, I don’t know how to

play piano but I play with feelings. I am

poor but I am educated. Do not belittle me.

I have a lot of talents that can surpass your

talent,” I said to her.

“Where did you learn that song?”

I turned to face the lady who asked me.

“My mother taught me this piece, lady. It

was her original piece.”

Mum said she was a musician before but

when she met Dad, she let go of her

passion and choose love over the

profession. She had missed the great

opportunity in her life when she married

Dad.

Mum once said that if a thing is really made

for you, even you let go that opportunity

grab it, it would return to you. There are

lots of opportunities in world but one

great love is only one, so don’t ever let go

that one great love.

“Who is your mother?” I can see hope and

longing in her eyes.

“Jane Relativo, lady,” I answered.

I was surprised when she hugged me tight

suddenly, crying.

“Lady, what’s happening to you?” I asked

in concern.

Ben walk towards us. “What’s the matter?”

“I don’t know. She asked where did I learn

the song and when I said the name she

hugged me.”

“I knew it. You look like your Mum,” the

lady said when she let me go from the hug.

Indeed, my Mum is my resemblance.

“You know my Mum, lady?” I asked,

surprisingly.

“I know her very well. Mother know her

daughter very well.”

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