2Moons Volume 1 Chapter 41
Credits to Chiffon_cake for the original story
Media files by: PinkMilk Subs
I am soooo fucking nervous on stage like I am almost about to pee under my pants right now.
Not that I really wanted to use the bathroom, but it's more like everything starts to become more exciting and that finally, I can say how glad I am to reach this part of the competition without missing anything. To be honest, at first... I forgot to bring up that 'Smart Look' Jae Ging is always reminding me about (He'll sure gonna kill me later for this... 😲 ) So I decided to put on my 'being myself look' in front of everyone without even thinking whether it's gonna work effectively or not.
But I'm pretty confident that I have done my best and that for me alone, (according to P'Pha) should matter the most. 😄
Now I'm on the stage looking for him... He used to stand right over there, but my eyes could no longer find him right this moment.
"Everyone, please step forward to collect your roses for the popular vote. Once you're done, please send those to the staff members who will count them one by one. As for those who will be bringing the flowers, please stay calm na Kha."
I did as what we were told. The stage is quite large so each of us have enough space where we could gather as many roses as we can from our supporters. I could even get a clear view of my friends lining up for me.
"You're so good, bitch! You'll win... I'm pretty sure about that. Let me give you a kiss na." E-mon is first in line to hand me over his rose.
"Fuck! Ten roses." I'm surprised. E-mon smiles as he pinches my cheek adoringly. E-Fatty comes next, handing me another bunch of roses with of course, his other hand touching my crotch - unintentionally. 😒.
Sometime later, four more Angels fall in line followed by I don't know... about hundreds? Of supporters many of whom I could hardly recognize their faces at all.
"Fight Fight na ja. You're so cute."
"You're from the Biology Major, right? I'm from Chemistry na."
"P' is a third year from General Science na kha. Here's my phone number. 08X-XXX-XXXX. Call me na."
"You're such a good singer. I love it."
So on and so forth...
I took the roses one after another without missing anyone saying my thanks to them. This is something more than I expected. The funniest part came from this certain group of boys whom I don't know which faculty they belong to.
"Hey dude, you're so cute..."
"I'm from the Engineering faculty. You're a friend of MingKwan, right? He has my phone number. Call me na."
"Are you gay?"
So on and so forth... 😣
What the actual fuck? That question didn't just come from those group of boys but there are so many guys giving me roses trying to talk to me about going out for dinner or something.
Now, I'm scared.
"Time is almost up na kha... Hurry up, Wayo, sweetie."
I turned to both my left and right and DAMN! I'm the only one left whose still collecting roses from the audience. It took a while until I was finally done and about to get up.
"Hey Nong, wait!"
P'Beam and P'Kit! Of course! I'm so happy to see them.
"For our lovely little brother. After you made our ears pregnant with your performance, you deserve our votes na."
Shiiit!!! Those are huge bunches of roses coming from each of them. I almost couldn't handle their weight that the audience starts to scream teasing me about how I got way too many roses than the others.
"These are too much, P's."
"You deserve those, Nong." P'Kit assures me.
"Oh! And here's another one..."
That's a whole truckload of roses P'Beam is pulling out from behind.
"99 roses." He says proudly as he stuffed the whole bouquet of flowers on my hands for me to hold. Now I look like wrapping my arms around a huge tree. Damn! All these are valid voting roses. Each stem has the University stamp attached to it which serves as a way for the school to raise funds from the said pageant. It's carefully arranged with a simple piece of paper wrapped around the whole bunch adorned nicely by a golden sash.
"There's no need to count them all!"
"He's obviously the winner..."
People from the audience starts yelling. Most of whom are teasing me about the large quantity of roses piling up for the Moon of Science Faculty. I still have difficulty holding the roses up as I hand them over to the staff members for the final voting process. It's almost the same time I saw P'Pha walking on the stage along with P'Pring. Both are holding the sashes for the next proclaimed Campus Moon and Star who will be announced momentarily.
I wonder where his roses are for me. 😞
Never mind... I know he's on duty... I understand it. But hey, is he planning to drop a bomb to steal the show from the Next Campus Moon or something? He's outshining everyone with his handsome looks like he always does.
"Okay, that's it for the Popularity Vote as part of this competition's major events... While we're waiting for the results, I would like to thank all our sponsors for this year..." The host holds a very long list of sponsors while he mentions their names one by one.
I'm no longer listening. I look at Ai'Ming on the other side of the stage showing me a thumbs up. I could read through his lips mouthing the words: 'You'll get the popularity award for sure."
Turning my face to the other side and there goes P'Pha. He's also looking right at me smiling as his way of saying 'hi'.
In other words... Nobody's listening to the hosts at all. Hahahah!
A moment after, the hosts began to invite all Deans from different faculties to join the stage to present the awarding sashes to the winners. To be honest, I'm not expecting for any awards at all. I feel relieved and contented with what I have done for today's performance. I am so ready to sleep like dead for the next three nights.
I was in this deep thinking when the host began to announce the Top Five winners.
Wait... What? Panitchayasawad they said? I'm included in the Top Five?
I'm in shock... What the fuck! How on earth did I ever make it to the Top Five? I'm not even surprised to see Ai'Ming there too. He was called first on the Top Five list that he was so happy when the host mentioned his name.
"The biggest moment is getting closer now, but before we make it to the final results... Let's proceed with the minor awards first. Starting with the 'Best Skin-care award'...
What the fucking kind of award is that? Is there even such a thing?
"Sponsored by the one and only New Cell DNA na kha... The award goes to..." She announces a name of a Star who came forward and right... Her skin is so bright and perfect indeed. Ming gives her a look of admiration... Now, I know what's inside that dirty mind of his. Hahahah! "As for the 'Best Skin Care Award' for Moon category... The award goes to..."
I'm staring at Ming. His honey skin tone is not that bad for this award. Or is it Ai'Suthee? He's a pure Chinese-Thai with a very light coloured skin tone. He definitely deserves to get this award too.
"Nong'Wayo Panitchayasawad from the Faculty of Science na khaaa...."
WHAAAT?!?! I got choked on stage. Ming has to push me forward to receive the award. I'm not really excited about their one year supply of skin care products but I'm more enticed with the cash prize that goes along with it. [Nong... Your father is supposed to be one of the top ten richest man in Thailand. Why bother about the cash prize?]
Fuck! It's worth 10,000 Thai Baht! 😨
"The next award is for the Mister and Miss Congeniality... This award goes to... The Faculty of Science khaaaa..."
Me again? Are you kidding me? Who on earth voted for me? I don't even think I'm friendly at all! I mostly hang out with Ai'Ming all the time as far as I can still remember.
It's worth another 5,000 Thai Baht. I'm rich! [You already are, Nong... Did you forget?] Owh... It's not P'Pha who presented the award to me, but by some sophomore Star who received the same award last year.
"Now, it's time for the 'Popularity Award'... The 'Most Popular Star Award' goes to Nong'Kook'Kai Kulissara from the faculty of Fine Arts khaaa."
The cheering screams came out from the audience once again, but this time, it's pretty louder which is good for her. However, the moment she passed by where I am standing, she didn't even look at me.
"For the 'Most Popular Moon Award' na kha..." The host gave a thrillsome pause. "Yes! Without a doubt, it's Nong'Wayo Panitchayasawad from the Faculty of Science kha..."
Fuck!!! This is already the third sash. Damn! This may cause a rumour about me buying those votes for sure. 😣 [When will you stop being so insecure about yourself, huh?] I walk quietly to receive my third award for tonight. I really didn't expect to win the votes... Those 99 roses I received from P'Beam must be the reason behind it.
This time, it's P'Pha who handed me the award. Hmm... so this means he won the same award last year. I wonder how many roses he got back then, huh? He puts the sash around my shoulders down to my waist. (Ai'Ming is whistling on the background) before he whispers something next to my ear. "So damn popular, huh?" I smiled a bit. It has nothing to do with the compliment, but it's because he had finally found a way to talk to me on stage.
With all these three sashes, I'm now willing to take the fifth place. I don't want any more awards. This is way too much for me.
The next hailed Campus Star is Kook'Kai as what everyone had expected. Nate took the fourth place and she seems so happy with the result. Now it's time to announce the next Campus Moon who will follow P'Pha's footsteps. Can you guess who won?
Yup... It's Ming, my best friend.
He jumps for joy like a football player who has just made a goal. Everybody is laughing at him including the hosts for tonight's event. He deserves it, there's no doubt of course. Ming is perfect to receive the award. He's the most appropriate person to be Doc'Phana's follower.
As for me? I'm at the third place while Suthee is next in line with Ai'Ming. I am totally happy with the results.
That's it for this competition... It took us more than four weeks to complete this whole activity. Now, I'm glad that it's all done.
After the Competition...
"Are you sure you're not coming? It'll be my treat na..." Jae'Ging is whining the moment she finds out I'm not joining them for the Hot Pot meal.
"I'm really sorry, khrub." I apologized.
I could barely handle all my stuff. One hand holds my garment bag containing all my clothes along with a separate bag which contains all awards and sashes I won during the competition. As for my other hand, well, it holds the largest bouquet of roses given by P'Beam a while ago. I don't know where my other roses went, I mean those roses given by my friends and supporters. The one I hold in my hand are only 99 roses all in all. It's too bad I haven't got the opportunity to show them my gratitude. It was thanks to P'Beam and P'Kit I got the popularity vote in the first place.
"Fine... We'll see each other on the next activities to come anyway."
"You've got it, khrub..."
"Nong'Yo... I'm so proud of you, my boy... You did well today."
"This is all because of you khrub, Jae'Ging..."
"Aren't those heavy?" P'Pha comes out of nowhere as he takes the bags from me.
"Well, I guess I wasn't me who took very good care of you after all... It's all thanks to last year's Campus Moon... Am I right, Phana?"
"I have no idea..." P'Pha teases back.
"Whatever... Have a sweet night together na kha... I need to go to the Hot Pot place now... Later guys."
I waved at Jae'Ging who's now walking along with Nate. I also haven't forgotten to thank everyone for the past several weeks of wonderful moments we have shared together. At the same time, I'm also thankful that this has finally come to an end... I can relax from now on.
I waii at all of them.
Anyway, where's Ai'Ming? P'Kit and P'Beam too?
"Who are you looking for? Let's go... Let's have dinner together." P'Pha pushes me to walk ahead.
"Wait... I haven't said 'thank you' to P'Beam and P'Kit yet."
"And why do you need to do that?"
"Well, because of these flowers..." I showed him the bouquet of roses I'm hugging. "I got the 'Most Popular Award' because of them."
"Hmm... I don't think so." P'Pha says.
"My 2,000 Baht went to that thing alone." He smirks as he walks forward that I have to go run after him.
"Are all these yours, then?"
"Who else do you think will give them to you?"
"Really..." Hey! He's walking too fast. "You're asking too many questions."
"Yo... Come on, stop being such a jerk." P'Pha tries to grab me by the hand but I slip away so he couldn't get me.
"That makes me very happy, but... Why didn't you give them to me yourself?"
"How could it possibly be? I'm at the stage too, remember?"
He walks to his car as he presses on the remote control to open the car trunk for me.
Holy Mother of Roses!!! There are about hundreds of them carefully arranged in a neat pile that it almost looked dazzlingly romantic.
"All these are only for you..."
I can see the University stamp on each rose.
"These are from the others too, right?"
"They are already here for you."
"Ooh... You did this when I went to get changed, right?"
"Yep... I was lucky you're moving so slow." It was the only time I noticed his shirt have gone all wet and dirty after arranging these flowers in his trunk.
"P'Pha..." I'm saying it in a very nice way.
"Give me a kiss then." He bends down to give me his cheek.
"No..." I said flatly as I went to open the door to get inside his car.
"Yo..." P'Pha cries in disappointment. He then closes the trunk and... I don't know... It caused my heart to beat uncontrollably.
Oh, shut the fuck up, Yo... Just do it already!
The moment he hopped in the driver seat, put his seatbelt on and everything, I decided to pull my face close to him to give him a kiss on the cheek.
I didn't see it coming. He turns to face me instead.
My lips landed on his!
Don't look at my face! I don't know how my face looks right now... 😲
This giant asshole is laughing uncontrollably before my stupid face. He's obviously getting way too happy right now.
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