The Flying Colors
By clefairy
Date: May 23, 2023

A small smile appeared on Indigo's lips. “You sound like my mom.” He then sighed.  “I missed her. I missed how she cooks me pancakes in the morning.”

Chastity pulled Indigo inside the house. "Come on, let's go to the kitchen."

"What are we going to do here?" Indigo asked. "Are you hungry, Chas?" 

She shook her head and asked Indigo to sit on the high chair at the breakfast counter. 

"Just stay there. I'm going to cook you pancakes." She smiled at him.

His lips parted. "You know how to cook pancakes?"

She confidently raised her brows at him. "Just trust your girlfriend, baby. Don't worry, I won't burn your kitchen."

Indigo rested his chin on his palm as he watched him with an amused face. "Sure, baby. I will trust you even if your mother says you only know how to cook an egg."

She just pursed her lips. "See? I know how to fry eggs so I won't burn this kitchen down."

After mixing the pancake mix with water and egg, she carefully put some on the pan. 

"I think the flame is too strong, baby," Indigo commented. 

"Darn, you're right." Chas winced when she burnt the pancake on her first try. 

Great, Chas. So much for being confident, huh? 

She turned to Indigo. He was slightly pouting while looking at her. 

On her third three, she already perfected it. 

"Yes," she explained, almost clapping her hand in joy. 

She proudly placed the plate of pancakes in front of Indigo. He then put some strawberry syrup on top of it. 

"Come on, try it," she said as she handed Indigo the fork. 

 "Let's see…" Indigo smiled before trying her pancake. 

 “What, baby?” Chastity asked. 

Indigo swallowed the food in his mouth, then he gave her a playful smile. 

 “You passed. You're already cut out to be a housewife.”

Her cheeks heated up. 

Indigo continued smiling as he held her hand. “Do you want me to propose now?”

She playfully rolled her eyes at him. “Shut up, Indigo.”

He raised his brows at her. “Why baby, you don't want to?”

She pursed her lips. "We're still young, Indigo. We still have a long way to go. We still haven't entered college. Let's talk about that if you can already provide for our future." 

He playfully wiggled his eyebrows. “Well, I have my trust fund, baby. So, I can already provide for us.”

She just shook her head and smiled. “Let's drop that, Indigo. Come on, just eat more." 

 “You should eat, too,” Indigo said after licking the syrup off his lips. 

After eating a forkful of her pancake, her eyes widened when Indigo captured her lips. It was a smack but it was enough to make her heart go crazy.

“Indigo!" She muttered and playfully smacked his arm. "We're here in your kitchen."

Indigo smirked and then he smiled. “Thank you for making me happy today, baby.”

“CONGRATS, Deanna,” Chastity greeted Deanna when she met her that day at class. Earlier that day, their adviser announced the top students in their class. 

She was ranked number two. And Deanna was number one. 

  “Thanks, Chastity.” Deanna said, an arrogant smirk played on her lips.  “I can't believe Indigo really managed to distract you."

 She looked at her with furrowed brows. “I don't know what you're talking about, Deanna.”

Deanna easiest her eyebrows at her.  “Do you really think my cousin Indigo is in love with you, Chastity? I ask him to make you fall for him and distract you.

Chastity's lip parted in confusion and shock. 

“You know that I hate you, Chastity. I hate you because you’re always on top of me,” Deanna said bitterly. “When I found out that the two of you are friends, I asked Indigo to pretend that he likes you. I asked him to make you fall in love with him… and then leave you at the end."

Chastity clenched her fist. “T-that's not true,” she said, shaking her head. 

Deanna smirked. “Well, remember the day of our final audition? I ask Indigo to pretend he's sick so you would ditch the audition.”

Charity's lips parted. “No… that's not true.” She continued to shake her head. “Indigo could never do that to me."

Deanna just raised her brows at her, as if challenging her. “Why don't you ask him about it, Chastity?” she said. “Oh, and one more thing, Chastity. If my cousin really loves you, why didn't he tell you that he's already moving back to Manila next month?" 

Indigo's going back to Manila?  

“See? He didn’t tell you that, right? He didn't have any plans on telling you because my cousin doesn't really love you, Chastity."

 Chastity couldn't speak when Deanna left her. Her knees were weak as she sat on her chair. 

No. No. Indigo wouldn’t do that to me.


Her head snapped at the familiar voice. It was Indigo. He was standing in front of her. She didn't notice his presence. 

“I’m sorry I was late,” he said as he took the seat next to her. 

Charity looked around. She realized she was the only one left in their classroom. She then brought back her gaze at Indigo. Her heart was clenching as she tried to remember everything Deanna had said to her. 

"Chas, is there something wrong, baby?" Indigo asked, concerned was written on his face. 

She cleared her throat. “Indigo… Deanna told me something earlier. I hope… none of them were true."

“Chas…” Indigo's expression changed. He now looked guilty. 

Her chest tightened. “S-she told me… that you don't really love me. That she only asked you to pretend that you like me…" She swallowed hard and looked at him. "That's not true… right, Indigo?" 

Indigo shut his eyes for a few seconds. When he opened them, he swallowed and gave her a guilty smile. “I'm sorry, Chas. When Deanna found out that we know each other, she talked to me…"

Chastity felt like a knife stabbed her heart with Indigo's admittance. Her eyes heated in angry tears. “She’s right. You didn’t really love me!"

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