The Flying Colors
By clefairy
Date: May 23, 2023

“Chas, you got it wrong, baby,” Indigo said.

Indigo gasped and held her hand. “I’m in love with you from the very start, baby," he said. "Yes, it was true that my cousin talked to me. She asked me to make you fall in love with me. But that's all, Chas. I never entertained her idea. I never—”

“Shut it, Indigo,” she cut her off as she harshly took back her hand from him. 

Remember that day of our final audition? 

Deanna's voice played inside her head.

Chastity smiled bitterly. It all makes sense. Deanna told her that Indigo was sick… but then when she came to Indigo's house that day, he didn't have any flu or anything. Even his temperature was normal! 

Her heart shattered into pieces upon that realization. Everything that Indigo showed to her was just a lie. He was just pretending. He didn't really love her.

“Chastity, please, listen to me first, baby.” Indigo pleaded. "Stop concluding things."

She shook her head, her jaw clenching in anger. “Shut up, Indigo. I already knew everything. I don't want to hear any of your lies anymore."

"Chastity, I'm telling the truth, baby," Indigo said, his voice

Chastity stood up and moved away from him. Her hand was clenched in a fist when she saw his bloodshot eyes. 

What a great actor you are, Indigo! 

“If you're really telling me the truth, then why didn't you mention that you're going back to Manila, Indigo?" she snapped. She smiled bitterly at him. "Yes, your cousin told me you're already leaving Davao, Indigo. We're always together but you didn't even remember to tell me!"

Indigo swallowed. His eyes fluttered as he looked at her. “My dad wants us to go back to Manila. But I didn't tell you that because I'm not going with him. I don't have plans to leave Davao, Chas-" 

“Really? Or you just really didn't tell me because you're going to leave me in the end?" she said, cutting him off. 

"No, Chas," Indigo said. "I didn't tell you because I'm not going with him. I've already talked about this with my father. I'm not going back to him in Manila. I'm going to stay here in Davao. I'm going to stay here with you, Chas."

"Shut up, Indigo," she scoffed. "Do you think you'd still be able to fool me now?"

“Why don’t you listen to me first?” Indigo asked frustration in his voice. “Don’t you trust me?”

“Let’s break up.” Chastity didn't know she managed to look at Indigo while saying those two words. 

Indigo's eyes widened in fear. “Baby, no, no! Listen to me, first. Please, let me explain."

She started walking away from him, her face was hard even though her heart was breaking. 

“Really, Chas?" Indigo shouted bitterly. "You're really breaking up with me without hearing my explanation first? Is that how shallow your love is for me?" 

She stood but she didn't look back. "Maybe you're right, Indigo. My love for you isn't really that deep."

 “GO way, Indigo,” Chastity looked at Indigo with cold eyes when she saw him outside their building. 

 “Chas, let’s talk—”

“I don’t need your explanation," she cut him off. "I don’t need you. You’re already out of my life.”


Indigo stopped when one of Chastity's male classmates went to her and held her hand. It was Nick. 

“Chas… what's the meaning of this?” Indigo asked with a clenched jaw. His eyebrows were almost in one line as his eyes dropped to Chastity and Nick's clasped hand. Then his sharp gaze went to her. His eyes were full of accusation.

“I have a date with Nick. He’s courting me,” she told him with a straight face. “Go away, Indigo. We're already over. I don't want to see your face anymore.” 

Indigo's lips parted in disbelief. "Fine," Indigo said in a cold tone. "If that's what you want, Chastity. Today is the last time you'd see me."

Chastity saw the pain and anger that crossed his eyes. He clenched his jaw before walking away. 

That was the last time Chastity had seen Indigo. One week later, Deanna suddenly talked to her. 

"What do you want, Deanna?" she asked in a cold voice. "You're gonna rub to my face how you and your cousin made a fool out of me?" 

"Chas, I have something to confess." Deanna swallowed. This time, Deanna's voice looked regretful and apologetic. 

"I'm sorry, Chastity," Deanna said, bowing her head as if she was ashamed of something. 

"The truth is, Indigo loves you, Chastity." Deanna looked up at her, her voice quivering. 

Chastity's lips parted. "W-what do you mean?"

“I’m sorry...I lied to you.” Deanna bit her lower lip. “I’m sorry, Chas. I just really hate you that much.” Deanna smiled sadly. Her eyes were red in unshed tears. 

“When I found out that you two are friends, I asked him to pretend he’s in love with you and play with your feelings. But he didn't say yes to me. And then when I found out that you two were already together, I thought he changed his mind. 

But then he made it clear to me that he really loves you. He even told me to stop hating you, because you’re a kind and wonderful person.

“The day of the final audition, I knew Indigo wasn't really going to class that day because it was his mother's death anniversary, Chastity. I didn't ask him to pretend he was sick." 

Tears fell from Deanna's eyes. "I'm sorry for being so petty, Chastity. I'm sorry for ruining your relationship with my cousin." 

Deanna looked her straight in the eye.  “Indigo really loves you, Chas... I’m sorry for lying… I’m sorry for being a bitch. I regret everything, Chastity. I'm sorry."

"W-where is Indigo? I need to talk to him?" 

Deana shook her head as she continued to cry. "I'm sorry, Chastity. Indigo already flew back to Manila. H-he said he would no longer go back here, ever."

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