We’ve all been used to the fact that the one that got away will never ever come back again and the only hope to be reunited with the one that got away is always at the next lifetime.
Except that what you’re about to read shows that sometimes, there’s still hope within the one that got away.
Meet “Arch Anton”, an alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas. He sent a confession to FSUU Confessions (a page run by students of Father Saturnino Urios University where you can send anonymous confessions) where he explained in detail the story of how he was reunited with his lover from FSUU who disappeared with no trace.
Here is what “Arch Anton” confessed to FSUU Confessions:
“Long post alert. 🙂
Hi! I am not from FSUU, nor from Butuan City. But the girl i love, my ‘the one that got away but i got her back’ rather, was a student of your university. Let’s just call her ‘Angel’.
I’m from UST, i’m posting this kasi i wanna tell everyone na di lahat ng TOTGA niyo ay di na babalik.
Here’s our story:
Way back summer 2015, Angel went to manila to visit her grandma and cousins. We met at UST, that was the time na sinama siya ng cousins niya para itour siya. She caught my attention the first time i saw her. When i heard them talking, i immediately recognized na nagbibisaya sila. Sa tulong ng mga barkada ko, i got her number. Maybe i was really desperate para makilala siya na pinilit ko talaga mga friends ko na kapalan mukha namin.
When i got home that night, i tried to call the number. But she didn’t answer. So i texted her:
M: “”hi! This is Anton. The archi guy kanina.””
A: “”hello. Sorry, di ko sinagot. Kasama ko kasi family ko ngayon.””
M: “”sorry, naabala ba kita? Anyway, can we meet up some time? i want to formally introduce myself to you””
A: “”it’s okay. I really don’t know. Di ako familiar sa manila eh. Nakikisabay lang ako sa cousins ko””
M: “”how about we meet at uste again? Bring your cousins. Treat ko kayo ng lunch. Game?””
I knew she was really hesitant, it took her 30 minutes to reply to each message. But i didn’t give up immediately. May something kasi sa kanya that brought out my inner “”desperado”” moves. And i’m not the type of guy na ganito.
So, a week of texting, pumayag na siya na mag lunch kami, with cousins of course. I didnt want her to feel uncomfortable and i wanted to make her know that my intentions were good.
To cut the chase, we became closer after that lunch with her cousins. Nag upgrade na ang text to video calls. We skyped almost every night that summer. Everytime magkikita kami, dapat may chaperone. I didn’t mind it naman.
Mas naging comfortable na siya sa akin and ang turing namin sa isa’t isa ay parang magkakakilala na kami for how many years.
When it was her time to fly back to Butuan, i insisted na ihatid ko siya sa airport, even though that meant i had to skip class. Pumayag naman siya.
Before siya makaalis, i gave her a promise ring and said, “”i know di ka pa papayag na manligaw ako, you’re still a little hesitant sa akin, naiintindihan ko naman. But pls remember that my intentions are good. I’m giving you this ring as a promise na magkikita tayo muli. Don’t ever forget me.””
Nung nakauwi na siya ng butuan, we still skyped at night if di kami busy sa school and projects.
But when July came, bigla nalang siyang nag deactivate sa lahat ng social media accounts niya. I had no idea why. She even changed her number. She left me brokenhearted. I wanted answers.
I told my parents i wanted to visit Butuan, thank God for my ever supportive parents, pumayag sila.
July 14, 2015, 7pm, i arrived in butuan. I didn’t know where she lived or even had no idea anong gagawin ko once makarating ako ng butuan. I’ve never been to butuan before that, kaya walang wala talaga ako. Basta ang alam ko lang, gagawin ko lahat kahit magpunta man sa butuan.
I checked in at doties hotel, my plan was to stay there as long as mahanap ko siya. I searched for her university’s address and even asked the hotel front desk for instructions on how to get there.
Call me desperado, but that’s what love made me do. Yes, i love her na.
On july 15, that was wednesday, i went to fsuu. Para akong tanga doon, di ko alam saang building siya hahanapin or kung mahahanap ko ba talaga siya doon.
When i got tired, tumambay ako sa study area. There were few students that day.
There was a group of students na malapit sa akin. Napaisip ako why not sila tatanungin ko and ipapakita ko picture ni angel.
I asked them about Angel, and i was shocked sa sagot nila.
They know Angel, they told me na nag off sem pala siya, and nagpunta sa cebu dahil nabuntis daw ng ex niya(di pinanindigan ng gago). She was 4 months pregnant that time.
Para akong nawalan ng lakas. Nagpunta ako ng butuan to find answers, but the answers i got were not the answers i wanted to hear.
She didn’t tell me anything. Napaiyak nalang ako habang pabalik ako ng hotel.
I told my parents everything, pinauwi nila ako ng manila the following day.
Sobrang emotionally-destroyed ako nun, pati performance ko sa internship ay naaapektuhan na.
But as time passed by, it healed my wound. I focused on my internship and didn’t even bother to think about trying to love another girl. I finally accepted na kung ayaw niya talagang mahanap ko siya, di ko talaga siya mahahanap. Pero my love for her was still there, still here and will always be here.
I graduated na, passed the architectural board exam and currently working in a firm. But may kulang pa din.
Last july 24, i was at greenbelt with my family. Out of all the people na pwede kong makasalubong doon, yung cousin pa ni Angel.
Di na ako nagdalawang isip na lapitan siya at tanungin about Angel.
She told me everything.
Angel found out she was 3 months pregnant when she went back to Butuan. She stopped studying dahil ayaw ng parents niya na ma-stress siya sa school and another reason was para di niya makita ang gagong ex niya. Dinala siya sa Cebu para doon manganak.
Di niya alam kung paano niya sasabihin sa akin dahil natatakot siya na baka layuan ko daw siya kaya siya na ang lumayo sa akin.
I asked for Angel’s new number and hiningi ko din ang cebu address ni Angel.
I immediately booked a flight to cebu for the next day. Malakas talaga kutob ko na destiny gave me another shot, and this time it would be successful.
When i arrived in cebu, di ko tinawagan si angel agad. Call me crazy, but I bought an engagement ring.
I checked in at apple tree suites, kasi malapit lang yun sa tinitirhan ni Angel.
Nung time na hinahanap ko na bahay ni Angel, kinakabahan ako pero excited. When i was outside at the place she was staying, i called her phone. She answered.
M: “”asan ka?””
A: (said something in bisaya)
M: “”Di kita naiintindihan.””
This time narinig ko nang umiyak siya
A: “”anton? Ikaw ba to?””
M: “”oo, andito ako sa labas””
Nakita ko siyang tumakbo palabas, umiiyak. Di ko napigilan, naiyak din ako. Tumakbo ako papunta sa kanya at niyakap ko siya.
Nakita ko na suot suot pa niya yung promise ring ma binigay ko last year.
Sinabi ko sa kanya na di na niya kailangang magpaliwanag dahil alam ko na lahat at tanggap ko na lahat pati baby niya.
I invited her for a dinner that night, pumayag naman siya. Syempre i insisted na isama yung 7-month old baby niya kasi gusto ko ring magkabonding kaming tatlo.
While she was spoon-feeding baby Lucas with baby food, i kneeled next to the baby’s chair and immediately popped the question and showed the ring.
“”Angel, ayoko nang malayo ka pa ulit sa akin. Kaya ngayon, tatanungin kita, will you marry me? Alam kong di tayo kagaya sa ibang relationship, pero mahal na mahal talaga kita. Alam mo yan. I’m willing to be Lucas’s dad, i’m willing to spend the rest of my life with you””
Iyak lang siya ng iyak habang nakatingin na lahat sa amin nung gabing yun. Ito pa sagot niya,
“”grabe ka, di mo pa nga ako naging girlfriend, asawa agad gusto mo? Pero yes, yes, yes. And I love you too””
After a week of spending time with her and her family, i went back to manila to settle things up. This month, she’ll move in sa condo ko sa Makati, together with baby Lucas.
We’re gonna get married on Lucas’s first birthday.
December 16, 2016
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Thank you for reading my long-ass confession. I just feel like i need to share this story to the other urians para di kayo mawalan ng pag-asa sa totga niyo.
Visitor/An Urian’s fiancé
The said confession has garnered over 1.4.K likes, 278 comments and 645 shares and remains the page’s most popular confession that was submitted in recent days.
This “long ass” confession, as Arch Anton puts it, is a proof that sometimes, the ones that go away can still come back – when you least expect it!