(when i can’t fall in love )
written by:- Cristiana crisella
 ”can’t you learn to respect someone
once”. Clay barked at her as she hurriedly
”am sorry.. am so…ryy”, Irene sum up
to say that as she stood up and ran to Clay
was already walking fast.
”am sorry Clay i just needed something to
me busy, i promise never to tell anyone
this, it a promise”.
”shut up Irene! she yelled at her then
”don’t Clay me, you’ve got what you want”,
yelled then left her their.
Irene became so angry she stood up and
It been three days now the two friends
talking to each other, their teachers and
have noticed that in school.
Clay has really miss Irene she wanted her
to talk to her as a friend she felt so lonely
has no where to go to and moreover Irene
the one helping her financially but now that
everything is shattered Clay felt it was all
During break time at school.
Clay was in the class feeling so hungry she
no money on her, she wished to make things
with Irene but Irene wasn’t compiling.
It now two weeks still no one has apologies
each other and Clay felt she needed to
”but Irene started it all, why will she have to
my dairy without my permission i hate that!
guess no need for me to apologies first.
”i admit that i started it all but i seek for
forgiveness she refused. Clay was just filled
so much anger and hatred, she pushed me
hard to the ground, she need to be the first
apologies, i have tolerated enough of her
issues i will show her that i can get more
than her too”.
clay returned back to school so sad and
find her grandma covered in a blanket and
shivering she quickly rushed her to the
”doctor, please save my grandmother she’s
only family i have left”, she said.
”it nothing serious to worry about, is too
stress and fever, but she’ll be fine”, the
Clay was contemplating were to get money
her grandma’s treatment and feeding, she
thought of no one else but Irene, but later
decided not to beg for help from her
least Irene has been helping me”, she
She also thought of accepting Toby
his girlfriend to help her out because he’s
from a rich family but she later concluded
Clay has to missed school and go extra mile
sell some vegetables in order to raise much
money so that her grandma will be
soon from the hospital.
It been four days now, Irene hasn’t seen
school she really missed her so much and
thought of visiting her.
i really need to visit Clay, i have give in, i
keep malice with her again even for the
Ciara, i have to apologies after all it was all
Immediately after school that day Irene
check on Clay but their house was locked
Later in the evening Clay was done with her
sales as she rushed to the hospital.
”Nurse, what about my grandma?
”her bill has been settled by a young girl of
age and she was discharged home, with the
”what! how could you allow such thing, i just
hope my grandma is not kidnapped how
you be so irresponsible and allow my
leave with someone i don’t even know or ..
”but she said it was with your permission,
even signed and she’s bearing the name
just go home and check on them”.
Clay was filled with so much anger, but felt
when she heard it was Irene. She quickly
home and found the door opened, she
and was surprise to see Irene feeding her
”Irene!”, she called out.
”Clay am really sorry, why did i ever leave
a good thing i came on time, you’ve been
missing school and your granny was
sick, i shouldn’t have left you at first”, Irene
Clay was quiet for some time but felt so
”am sorry for pushing you at that time, now
understand real friends care even if you
mistake”, Clay hugged her back
grandma watched them with smiles on her
”best friend today, tomorrow and always”,
chorused together as they laughed.
The next day, Clay was back to school, Irene
helped her update her notes and also taught
things that were taught in her absent, they
the best of friends ever at batasan hills high
The two friends graduated from Batasan
high school, Clay sit for a scholarship exams
passed she was given an admission at the
university of Philippines.
That was a good news and Clay celebrated
with her grandma, she felt so happy.
”i’ll study architecture.’ she announced
”i’ll always be an artist.’
”am proud of you Clay, if only my Ciara is
alive”, Grandma willa said in tears.
”sure, i wish Ciara was still alive, but
you don’t need to cry”, said Clay as she
Irene does not want to get separated with
again, she applied same university and has
gotten admission over their.
Clay visited Irene at home and they had
time, they played basket ball together cos
the sport the love best.
”hey Clay, Leo will be back today, what a
right! my mum just send our driver to pick
up at the airport”.
”really, won’t you go and picked him
”nop, am tired”, Irene picked a cool bottle of
water on a table beside her and drank it as
move to the swimming pool and dipped her
inside. Her phone rang.
”look it Brien calling”, she smiled as she
Clay said nothing and waited for her to end
”sowas that Brien? she asked.
”sure! am already missing him so much”,
”to hell with that, you’re just getting me
annoyed” she rolled her eyes looking away.
Shortly after the gate was opened by their
”oh my God, Leo has arrived”, she smiled as
waited for the car to be packed.
”Leo”, she quickly ran into his arms and
him. His looking more handsome and fresh.
”Clay, come over”, said Irene in excitement.
”Leo meet Clay my best friend”, Irene
”it my pleasure meeting you”, he smiled
stretching his hand for a hand sake, but
stood their not saying anything.
”Clay”, Irene whisper as she lightly hit her
”thanks then”, Clay replied as she stretch
hand for the shake hand, she was feeling
uncomfortable by he way Leo was staring at
”well let go in, am sure mum will be happy
you”, Irene suggested.
”Irene, i need to go home now, i guess my
grandma might need me”.
”come on Clay, okay then my driver will take
home”, she suggested as she order her
take Clay back home.
Irene had dinner together with her brother
mom, it was a great evening for the Arnolds
they spent the whole time gisting and
The next morning, Irene was busy with her
when Leo entered.
”Leo!, she smiled as she raise her head to
at him. He sat down beside her on the bed.
”i’ve heard you’ve got admission into a
”sure, i and Clay”
”Clay? who’s that?
”she’s my friend, we will actually gonna
tomorrow which is Monday”, she replied still
on her system.
”is she the one i saw yesterday?
”she’s cute, so what about her?
”well these are her photos”, Irene showed
some of her pictures.
”wow!”, he smiled
”so did she have any boyfriend?.
”did you just said boyfriend!, Irene laughed.
”what funny? am just asking, someone so
beautiful like this might have lots of
only want to protect my sister from bad
”really”, she laughed again. ”you better stop
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