Contest Entry: Behind the SmilesBehind the SmilesContest Entry: Behind the Smiles2 years ago in Drama More Like This
OTPs: BruPhil, USPH
"Pag-ibig, 'pag na'sok sa puso nino man, hahamakin ang lahat masunod ka lamang."
The great walled city of Intramuros was bustling in its usual noisy business. The clops of horse hooves and the clack of large wooden wheels on the cobblestones mixed with the indiscernible chatter of civilians as they walked to and fro filled the hot afternoon air. Women, both Filipinos and Spanish, had huge fans out which they used to alleviate the discomfort of the heat, and used to cover their faces modestly whenever a man walked by.
Outside the walls was a different story. The horse-drawn carriages and people in Spanish garb mixed with Filipino clothes were still present, yes, but there was a general air of hardship and poverty hanging over the dirty streets of the extramuros. Women in worn-out baro't sayas hurried to and from the markets, the churches and other houses, going about their daily chores. Small boys worked as bell-ringers in t