I’m not from Baguio City. I’m from Makati City. What I am about to share with you is about my spooky sad encounter that happened years ago. I was a student in one of the Universities in Baguio. I had a realli nice best friend who had always been there for me. We did everything together-we laughed and we cried together.
We were each other’s comfort during trying times. We were like brothers and sisters, inseparable. Her name was Suzy. She was pretty but very shy. She did not have many friends because she was a loner. The truth was, I was her only friend.
After one year ago. After one year of being close to her, I came to learn that she was from a rich but broken family. She never told me about it. I just found out it when I went to her place for her brother’s wedding.
During our final semester, her mother bought her a brand-new Mercedes Benz, At first, she was embarassed to drive around the campus with a fancy ride but after a while she got used to it. One day, I told her that I was going home to Makati and stay there for a long time because my parents were having marital problems and I wanted to be there, being their only son.
She said she’s going to miss me so much. I told her that she can come with me but she said she couldn’t. After our final exams, I packed up my things and went home to Makati. That night, I remembered how Suzy was crying hard when she said goodbye to me.
I knew it would be hard to say goodbye but I told her that it wasn’t the end of our friendship. I also told her I’d be seeing her during our convocation. I told Suzy that when I’m done with my family’s problem, I would go back to Baguio and maybe just stay there for good. But she said she might not be around that time. I just laughed this off. Suzy is a very emotional person and she has the tendency to be too emotional in handling situations.
A week passed and as I was about to go to bed, I remembered that I haven’t called Suzy in days. I had been so busy with my own affairs that I completely forgot to check on her. She must be mad at me now. I thought as I dialed her mobile number.
On the third ring, someone picked up. It was Suzy but her voice was strange. I asked her how she had been doing. She said that she missed me so much and scolded me for not calling her for a week. Then suddenly I felt a cold hand touching my back. It was very cold as if my back was drenched in ice water. I got goosebumps all over my body. I tried to turn over but couldn’t move.
Then I heard a voice, “Goodbye Aldrin. Take care and I love you.” It was Suzy’s voice but it wasn’t coming from the phone. It sounded like she was just in the room with me! Then I felt someone kiss my cheek.
It was a cold kiss but that kiss touched my heart and made me cry. Suzy’s line went dead. I tried calling her back and relay what had just transpired but she couldn’t reached anymore. I quickly got up from my bed and ran to my parent’s room and spent the night there. The next morning. I called Suzy’s cell phone. I couldn’t get through.
Then I dialed her home number. A man picked up. I asked for Suzy. After a short hesitation, the man asked who I was. When Identified myself, the guy suddenly broke down. He is Suzy’s brother and he recognized me as the friend Suzy brought to his wedding. I got the shock of my life when he said that Suzy died in a car accident a week ago.
She was drunk and met her tragic death one night in a sharp curve near their house. I started to cry when I told her brother that I called her last night and was able to talk to her. He was shocked at this news saying that it couldn’t have been his sister. Her mobile phone went with her in the grave along with other personal possessions.
Suzy’s brother told me that they tried to call me about the incident but they did not know where to reach me. I just cried as I talked to him and told him how much I missed Suzy. He told me that Suzy really loved me. I quickly ended out conversation because of the pain I was feeling. I said goodbye to Suzy’s brother.
After our conversation I cried and cried in my room. Suddenly, I felt a kiss on my check and heard a voice carried by the wind, “Don’t cry Aldrin. You know I’ll always be by your side. I love you.”
After that, I cried a river. The pain I was feeling was almost physical, piercing through my heart. I passed out and when I regained consciousness, I saw my mom in my room, holding me, trying to comfort me.
That night, I reread all the letters Suzy gave me. As I read through the letters, I imagined Suzy beside me, reciting the very words she wrote to me. As I almost done rereading the letters, I felt like someone hugging me, giving comfor, I finished what I was reading and I was shocked because I saw that the letter I was holding was dated the day Suzy died. I knew then that I was in her thoughts even in her dying moment.