Luningning sweet revenge—6

October 18, 2008 at 2:59 am 18 comments

Part Six

The police came and the ambulance. All efforts failed. The body was hauled off to the mortuary. Nobody felt that any more than a perfunctory inquest was needed. The undertaker was called to testify and old Doc Manners. Yes, it was decided that the car fell off the jack and crushed the poor fellow. “Yes,” Doc told the jury. If only someone had been there to help, the poor man would almost surely have been saved. It’s a pity no one was there.”

Luningning cried tears of relief at the funeral. She and Mama were in the back row alone. Politicians didn’t sit in church next to maids, in those days. Mama cried tears of sorrow for that poor nice man who, out of the kindness of his generous heart had given her a raise of five hundred pesos a week, paying her almost as much as a others would be paid for the same work.

Mrs.Calderon had seen Luningning’s expression after the funeral services. With a shock, she suddenly realized the reason for her late husband’s “generosity” to their maid. Luningning saw the look of comprehension on the widow’s face. She averted her gaze and hoped Mama wouldn’t be punished.

As they were leaving the church, Mrs.Calderon came up to Luningning and Mama and said, “Luningning, if it would be all right with your mother, I would like to have you help me at the church tomorrow. Mama looked at Luningning and nodded her head and said, “If Luningning feels up to it, it’s fine with me, ma’am. It be okay with me if it okay with her.

Luningning nodded her head and said, “Yes ma’am.”

Mrs.Calderon smiled briefly and left, taking her dry eyed son in tow. Luningning and Mama walked slowly home. “Honey, if you don’t want to help Misses Calderon, she’ll understand.”

“That’s okay, Mama. Misses Calderon is a nice lady, I don’t mind.” Mama smiled tenderly at her daughter and they walked on in silence.

The next day, a Wednesday, Misses Calderon picked Ruby up after school in almost the same spot her dead husband had. As Luningning climbed into the car,  Misses Calderon fumbled in her purse and withdrew one thousand pesos. She handed them to an uncomprehending Luningning. “Here, take these,” she told the young girl. “I didn’t really need any help, but I needed to talk with you. Go ahead and take the money. It proves you ‘helped’ me.

Luningning accepted the money and waited quietly for what she was very certain was coming next. She said nothing, just stared ahead and waited.

“Oh dear, this is so hard to do!” She paused a moment and then plunged right in to the subject. “Perhaps you noticed that I didn’t seem too grief stricken at my husband’s death.”

Luningning nodded and waited for her to get to the point, even though she knew what the “point” really was.

“Oh, Luningning, was there a ‘special reason’ my husband gave your mother five hundred a week more in wages?”

Luningning nodded once, keeping her eyes to the front, her young body tense.

“Softly, in a hesitant voice, she asked, “Were you the reason for the raise in pay?” She cupped one fist in another and began to chew on her knuckle, her eyes showing her anxiety over what she already knew the answer to be.

“Ma’am, I didn’t want to do it! But he say he fire my mama if I don’t let him do what he want. Please, ma’am, don’t make my mama lose her job over this! Please!”

Misses Calderon patted the young girl on the shoulder and told her, “You just hush that sort of talk. Your mother’s job is safe for as long as she wishes it. Let’s hear no more of that. Now that he is gone, I’m going to need her more than ever.”

She took a deep breath and continued, “My husband was a pig, a filthy pig! The only reason I didn’t leave him was that there was no way I could take care of my son Claudio, if I left him. I have an idea what he wanted of you.” She looked at Luningning who nodded once and looked straight ahead again.

“Tell me, were you there when the car fell off the jack?” Luningning nodded once, still not looking at her. “Er, uh,
Luningning, did you …?” Her voice trailed off.

“Oh no ma’am! I wouldn’t do nothin like that! But I did see it happen and I just stood there and told him how much I hated him and that I was glad he was going’ to die! But I never would of…” She shook her head. It’s just that I didn’t hurry to tell nobody. That’s all.” She folded her hands in her lap and looked down at them.

“Thank you, Luningning,” She told the young girl, “Thank you. I better take you home now.”

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Segundina  |  October 18, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Crime story ha, puwedi ito sa CI hehehe. Nice story Kim. Keep writing baby.

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  • 2. Colegialagirl  |  October 18, 2008 at 3:48 am

    Katapusan na rin ni Banong. Katapusan ng kanyang kalibogan.Ang sobrang kahuyakan at katakawan sa laman ay pinagbabayaran ng mahal. May kasabihan, ang kalibogan mo ay mitsa din ng buhay mo.

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  • 3. Colegialagirl  |  October 18, 2008 at 3:59 am

    May kasabihan libog mo ay mitsa rin ng buhay mo. May kasabihan sa Ilokano, ” awan ti matay ti bisin ngem adda matay ti moting.” In Tagalog, “walang namatay sa gutom pero may natitipok sa pekpek.” In English, “no one dies of starvation but by a fucking vagina.”
    Joke lang doc. bobonyo, hindi na po mauulit, hehehe.

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  • 4. Kumander Pipi  |  October 18, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Kimuchi

    Pinabilib mo na talaga ako.May itinatago ka palang talino sa pagsulat.Mahaba nga lang at anim na parte pa kaya binasa ko ang lahat para maintindihan ko ang storya.

    Aabangan ko ang mga susunod mong isusulat.

    Natepok si Konsehal.Karma.Hahaha!

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  • 5. Cocoy's Delight  |  October 18, 2008 at 5:58 am

    Great story and very well written indeed.

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  • 6. xxxkimuchixxx  |  October 18, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Seg!

    Thank you at nagustuhan mo.I could not do it alone without the help of Cocoy.He help me to come up with the story.He is awesome and brilliant.

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  • 7. xxxkimuchixxx  |  October 18, 2008 at 8:21 am

    girl

    Oo nga.Nasa puke ang kahinaan ng mga lalaki.HIHIHIHIHIH

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  • 8. xxxkimuchixxx  |  October 18, 2008 at 8:21 am

    Kumander

    Medyo mahaba nga ang story telling.HIHIHIHIHIH

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  • 9. xxxkimuchixxx  |  October 18, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Cocoy huwag ka sanang magsawa sa pag edit ng mga ipapadala kong mga sinusulat ko sa iyo.Salamat nga pala sa mga advice mo.HIHIHIHIH

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  • 10. Segundina  |  October 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    What will you do if you married a man who could hardly get an erection because erectile dysfunction? Resureccion has the answer.

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  • 11. xxxkimuchixxx  |  October 18, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Seg!

    Mahirap yata iyan kapag hindi tinitigasan ang magiging sex partner mo.Boring ka na nga bitin pa.HIHIHIHIHIH

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  • 12. mike K  |  October 18, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    You have a great imagination. You also have the finer points of grammar down pat.

    I knew the guy who dropped the truck on himself. He was like that with everything he did. Using a ball of bailing wire instead of screws, or tying his door shut on the drivers side because it was sprung. Using a square knot when a bowline knot clearly was called for. I saw him use wood as a platform for his jack. I commented on it at the time but he didn’t hear me. I think he heard only his own voice. So his final dumb fete was to set the jack on a narley rubber tire and raise his two ton truck, trusting it would hold.

    Once before he had set himself on fire while lighting a cigarette with an open cover pack of matches.

    He was drafted in worldwar II assigned to, you guessed it, the motor pool. He came out four years later, still a private. He never talked about it.

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  • 13. mike K  |  October 18, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Life for some is like writing. You come in on a blank page and when you leave the page is discarded and forgotten because the only voice heard is the self.

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  • 14. Mer Pints  |  October 18, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I would like to introduce another character na maari nating pagpistahan dito idol Kimuchi, si El Palekero. Kasing kisig ni Tito Cocoy, kasing romantiko ni tito Joeseg, at kasimbilis ni KapitanKidlat, K-of the KK ika nga hehehe. From the KK Clan, introducing to you El Palekero. Siya si agent 0202, lahat ng gamit ay mahahaba, baril, sasakyan, at batutua. Abangan ang kanyang pakikipagsapalaran sa daigdig ng mga bruha with his 12 inches fully erect dikdidk, hehehehe.

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  • 15. Banong  |  October 18, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    mike K,
    I hope you are not related to Kapitan K. No you are not the way you talk. I am magnetized only by your last name K, it may mean kidlat or it may mean KK. But anyway I like the way you write, you are a cross between a Joeseg and Cocoy’s style of writing. My perception only your honor.

    But let me add if I may that life is a vagina covered with panty, everytime you pull it down you always have the urge to plunge.

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  • 16. Banong  |  October 19, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Mer,
    Salamat at pinakwalan mo na rin ako na parang malaking dalag na nakapa at nadakma ngunit pinakawalan ng dalaga. Ngayon kay El Palekero ka na at good luck na lang sa pagsasama ninyong dalawa. Adios senorita, mi amoy, estei, mi amor.

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  • 17. Maria Capra  |  October 19, 2008 at 3:28 am

    I enjoyed reading it kimuchi.Excellent story.

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  • 18. JoeSeg  |  October 19, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Kimuchi

    Nice story. Fast altho not so furious. My only comment is the title. Lalangawin sa takilya kung ito’y pelikula. If I were Mother Lily and will make a movie about it, will change the title for a more tiltillating one. One marketing strategy in movies or tv shows, yong medyo something to awaken the libido and animalistic instinct ng manonood. My suggestments:

    1. Nang Mawalan ng Ningning si Luningning
    2. Kinse Anyos, Pinatos
    3. Bubot Pa Nang Matumbok
    4. Gahaman sa Laman
    5. Dayukdok Natuldok

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