In the boondocks, Matias and Masoy went to the woods to hunt for spiders. It’s still dawn when they pedaled through the foggy road of the bushy hill. Matias grabbed his improvised spider stable from his pocket before parking the pedicab beside the mango tree.
It was a heart-stopping scene to see the mango tree without the pedicab.
“Hala, patay tayo. Ninakaw ang pedicab. (Oh no, we’re in trouble. Someone has stolen our pedicab.)”
“Patay tayo kay Tatay nyan (Father will beat us to death).”
Masoy was already in tears when Matias noticed something amusing. He saw something familiar with the Yuletide season.
“Uy, reindeer oh.”
They burst into laughter.