I should have known better. It was not meant to have a happy ending. After all, it didn't start on a love note. The signs were all there but silly me, I disregarded them. I instead chose to over-read the late-night chats and daily text messages about life and everything on it. But it's okay. I learned my lesson. Laughable as it may seem, at 26, I experienced my first "like-ache". :) Yes I will still continue to be "Kuya Ted" but this time without benefits.