VERY explosive ang narrative ni Mark Bautista sa kanyang librong Beyond The Mark na siya mismo ang nagsulat.
In this book, Mark opened up for the very first time about his intimate relationship with a male friend that he intriguingly titled ‘Friendshift.’
His intimacy with this male friend, he fittingly labelled “bromance.”
Inamin niyang sa dalawang okasyon, naging ‘intimate’ sila sa isa’t isa at nag-give-in sa temptation.
After their second ‘lovemaking’ session, nangako raw sila sa isa’t isa na never na nilang uulitin ito.
At nagawa naman nila for a couple of years.
Until such time na malasing sila isang gabi at nangyari ang dapat mangyari.
That time, his friend was committed with someone else and they attended a party in one club.
Iniwasan raw talaga nila ang isa’t isa until the girlfriend of his friend, along with her companion, went home already and they were forced in each other’s company and both got so drunk that he ended up going home with him.
Sabi niya, he spent the night in his friend’s house and they became intimate.
Kinabukasan daw ay nalaman ng girlfriend ng kanyang kaibigan ang nangyari sa kanila at mismong ang kaibigan niya ang napaamin dahil sa sobrang pagkabigla.
Sabi ni Mark, it started a huge drama between the three of them to the point that it became a veritable spectacle.
Inasmuch as they did not do anything extreme, some people made some interesting allusions and they were hastily judged.
Mabilis din daw kumalat ang tsismis na ito.
But through it all, Mark has supposedly kept his silence and allowed himself to be hurt and judge by all the rumors.
Hindi na raw niya ipinagtanggol ang kanyang sarili dahil baka mas lumala pa ang sitwasyon.
He also did it to protect his friend.
Anyway, bagama’t he did not name names, people from all walks of life seemed to know who were the participants in this real life drama.
Kaya avail of a copy of Beyond The Mark and be entertained by the amusing stories that he has incorporated in it.
And with that, ito po ang Kuya Pete ninyo na nagsasabing, Christopher, my son, I love you very. very much, my love for you goes beyond eternity.
Adios. Mabalos. I always need you, Nhong!
ni Pete Ampoloquio, Jr.