At the principal’s office, (aka home office ni Richard), Richard and Ryan were discussing some legal issues regarding the newly acquired lot adjacent to the Lim Aviation Institute. They’ve been in the office for hours already seriously planning on the legal action to counter the claims of some heirs of the land.
“Brod, I will meet with their lawyer first then pag okay na, kayo na mag-usap ng head ng pamilya nila.”
“Ok brod. i can do that. I just dont want to acquire a land na maraming problema. If they won’t fix the mess within their family, they could just return the payment we made.”
“Baka kaya pa namang ayusin brod. Sayang maganda yun location and I can envision it to be the site for the planes. Malaki yun lote.”
“Yes but if it will give us headache, i might as well look for another location.”
“Sige brod try nating ayusin then we’ll take it from there.”
Maya was on her way to the principal’s office to check on Ricky and Ryan and to ask them what they want for dinner. She was near the door when she heard the discussion of the two.
“Maiba ako brod. Nakita mo na ba siya? Ano maganda ba?”
Ryan sounded so enthusiastic.
“Yes brod. She’s beautiful. Sobra!”
Maya stopped on her tracks. Her ears were alerted on what she heard.
“Ang kinis di ba?” Ryan was so excited.
“Oo brod, pero mas makinis yun sa’yo. Medyo matanda na yun akin eh.” Richard replied. He also sounded so happy.
Maya stayed near the door waiting to hear more of what the two were discussing. Her heart is pounding, her brows furrowed. She needs to calm herself.
“Ah depende yan sa pagaalaga. If araw araw mong aalagaan, eh malamang kikinis yun.”
“Sabagay.” Richard answered.
“So when are you gonna visit her?” Richard asked Ryan
“Before my hearing tomorrow sasaglit ako para naman swertehin.”Ryan chuckled. Richard did as well.
Maya was fuming mad already but she didn’t want to confront the two. She wants to learn more about whoever it is they are talking about. Ayaw na nyang maging asumera because it got her into trouble many times already. She wants to get to the bottom of it muna.
Manang Fe saw her by the door of the principal’s office.
“O Maya anong ginagawa mo dyan?”
“Ah eh pupuntahan ko po sina Ricky, Manang Fe.”
“Nandyan pa sila ni Ryan?”
“Opo. Tatanungin ko nga po kung anong gustong iulam mamaya.”
Maya tried her best to maintain her composure and hide whatever she feels at the moment.
Richard heard Manang Fe and Maya talking by the door. Tumayo siya at pinuntahan yun dalawa.
“Sweetheart are the kids home already?”
“Hindi pa.” her bland reply.
“Ryan said that twins are invited this Saturday sa house nila. Nandun daw kasi yun pamangkin ni Ivy na kaedad ng kambal. They can play there.” Richard was happily informing her.
“Okay” aniya ni Maya.
“Manang puntahan ko muna yun kambal. Sige Ricky.”
Then she left.
Richard was scratching his head, surprised at Maya’s mood.
“Anong nangyari dun Manang?”
“Aba ewan ko sa inyong dalawa.”
“Naku baka PMS.” He even tried to joke. Manang Fe only smirked at him.
Richard returned to his office where Ryan was now fixing the documents he’ll be leaving for Richard to review.
“Brod asan na si Maya?”
“She’ll check on the twins. Ewan ko nga ba dun. May sumpong.”
Richard was smiling finding Maya’s mood silly.
“Naku baka naman may nagawa ka. Alam mo naman ang mga babae, sumpungin.”
“Maybe brod. Okay lang. I love it when she’s like that. Ang sarap asarin at ang sarap din suyuin.”
“Ah oo especially the kiss and make up part. Naku brod baka masundan agad yung kambal.”
Ryan was teasing his friend.
The following morning Richard was taking a shower when his phone beeped. Maya saw a message from Ryan but since the phone was locked, she only saw a short part of the message.
“…han mo si Rebecca at 9am sa….”
Maya again felt her heart pound when she saw the part of the message.
Richard emerged from the bathroom.
“Sweetheart, ihahatid na muna kita then magkikita kami ni Ryan.”
When she heard Ryan’s name she was more infuriated but she tried her best to keep it within herself.
“Sweetheart may problema ka ba? Are you not feeling well?”
“Hindi, bakit naman?”
“Kasi you’re not yourself lately.”
“Pano mo naman nasabi?”
“Ayan, the way you talk to me. Hindi ka malambing. Tapos, you’re not makulit. Tinulugan mo pa ako kagabi.”
“Pagod lang ako.”
“I know pero i missed you. Halika nga.”
She tried to embrace Maya but she wiggled herself out of Richard’s arms.
“Tara na almusal na tayo.”
Richard didnt want to start an argument with her on the first day of the week so he just let her be.
On their way home after fetching Maya, Richard decided to drop by the grocery and buy icecream for the kids. (at para na din lumamig ang ulo ni Maya)
“Sweetheart tara na.”
“Ikaw na lang bumili. Antayin na lang kita.”
“You dont want to choose the flavor?
“Ikaw na lang.”
“O sige. I’ll leave my phone. Pakisagot na lang Sweetheart if tumawag si Ryan. Please ask him our schedule tomorrow.”
Then he left.
His phone rang and sinagot na nga ni Maya.
Without preamble, Ryan ranted on….
“Brod 10 am na daw si Rebecca. Nandun na rin si Geraldine. I freed our schedule na bukas para mas marami tayong oras to bond with them. Magdala ka ng extra cash brod ha!” he chuckled.
Maya couldn’t bring herself to speak. She was upset. She felt tiny stabs to her heart. Galit siya kay Ryan for even tolerating Richard.
“Brod, brod, nandyan ka pa ba? Naririnig mo ba ako? brod?”
She ended the call without uttering a single word.
Richard arrived with the icecream.
“Nainip ka Sweetheart?”
“Tumawag si Ryan?”
“Oo kaso di ko naman marinig. Hindi naman nagsasalita.”
“Ha? Bakit kaya? It must have been the network. Di bale tawagan ko na lang mamaya.”
Later that night Ivy, Ryan’s wife was on the phone with Maya. She was confirming the visit of the twins to their home.
“Naku Maya grabe busy masyado ang mga asawa natin. Buti na lang walang pasok yun anak namin. At least may kasama ako sa bahay. Last Friday nga kawawa naman sila ni Ricky. Ginabi ng masyado sa opisina.”
Nagulat si Maya. Richard was home early last Friday. He didnt say anything about being with Ryan.
“Ano ba kasing pinagkakaabalahan ng dalawa. Late ng umuwi pero mukhang masaya naman.”
Ivy was amused with the two best friends.
Ryan and Ivy had been married for 16 years already and they have a son Raymond who was already in senior high school.
Maya’s heart constricted with what Ivy said.
She was certain that Ryan is doing something foolish and dinadamay pa nya si Richard.
“Maya, alam mo ba kung ano ang hobbies ng dalawa maliban sa LAI?” She was laughing. It was an innocent question.
Maya, being a person who never lies found her voice shaky, trembling.
Ivy was quick to notice it.
“Maya?” she worriedly asked
“May problema ba Maya?”
So Maya had no choice but tell Ivy everything she heard from the conversation at the office, the txt message and the phone call.
Ivy was mad but she knows what to do. Being married for many years now, she is more used to Ryan’s playboy days. But she never thought that Richard would join Ryan or tolerate him.
“Dont worry Maya, let me handle this. Susundan ko si Ryan bukas para malaman ko kung sino yun mga babae nila.”
Maya’s heart was pounding. She isn’t ready to discover whatever Richard and Ryan were doing.
Mahal na mahal nya si Richard and she’s hurt that he was seeing someone else.
“Ivy sasama ako sa’yo bukas.”
“Wag na Maya. Pa’no yung kambal?”
“Nandun naman sina Leah at Doris at si Manang Fe. Si Nikki wala ring pasok bukas.
“Pero how will you go out. Richard will know.”
“Ah ang alam nya may pasok ako bukas. Pwede ko namang pakiusapan yun Time Airways na palitan yun schedule ko.”
“It’s up to you Maya. Pero kalma lang tayo ha. Di pa naman natin sigurado. Wag ka ring magpapahalata kay Ricky.”
The following morning, Ivy was driving an old model bright orange volkswagen she borrowed from her friend. It isn’t in a tiptop condition but she has no choice. She cant use her own car as Ryan would easily notice it. Maya was seated on the passenger side. The two ladies were both wearing big hats and sunnies as camouflage. She was nervous.
They were tailing the cars of Ryan and Richard who were following each other along Katipunan.
They stopped by the gate of an exclusive subdivision within the area. The guard allowed them to enter as if he recognized them.
Maybe since they looked funny or pitiful, the guard also allowed them to enter after Maya pleaded that they had to follow the two cars ahead of them.
Richard and Ryan parked their cars in front of a very big gate. Then as the gate opened, they were met by two lovely Chinese looking ladies.
Parked from afar, they were on a stakeout. Maya and Ivy were both holding small binoculars to see what their husbands were doing. They could see how their husbands were smiling so widely while talking to the ladies. Maya was fumbling with the camera she brought and snapped some pictures of the two. Her trembling fingers didnt help as all shots were blurry. The conversation of Richard and Ryan with the ladies went on for a few minutes until they entered the gate and closed it.
After a 1 hour and 35 minutes, as Maya timed it, the two went out followed by the two ladies again. Ryan was wiping his forehead while laughing at something the lady said. Richard has big smiles too. They both hugged the ladies then went to their respective cars.
Ryan went ahead and Richard followed. Maya and Ivy followed after a few seconds.
Ivy was fuming mad while griping the steering wheel but she was trying her best to keep calm as
Maya was already crying uncontrollably.
“Maya, kusapin mo muna si Richard mamaya. Ano man ang gagawin at sasabihin mo, you have to consider the kids, ha! I guess our husbands could explain themselves.”
Ivy was trying to rationalize for she was more worried of Maya.
That night Richard arrived in a very jolly mood. He was so excited and he even bought pasalubong for the whole household, which he seldom does.
Maya interpreted it as an act to counter his guilt.
She didn’t eat dinner and she stayed at the nursery watching the twins even though they’re asleep.
Richard came in to check on the twins and saw Maya in deep thought and sad eyes while staring at the twins.
He was already aware of Maya’s mood the past days that he thought that it’s the usual weird women blues.
“Sweetheart di ka daw kumain?”
She just shook her head knowing that the moment she speaks, she wont be able to control her tears. She doesn’t want him to see her cry.
But he already noticed her puffy eyes and red nose.
“Sweetheart is there anything wrong? Did you cry? Bakit?”
He was worried. He immediately tried to hug her but Maya just brushed him off and left him inside the nursery.
He kissed Sky and Sunshine the made sure that the baby monitor is perfectly located near the twins.
Now he needs to know why Maya’s mood worsened.He thought that after a day, she will return to her normal jolly self.
He went to their bedroom to find Maya now lying down oh her side of the bed. Her back at him.
She didnt move.
Richard doesn’t know of anything he did to make Maya get mad at him. He didn’t want to start an argument either so he just left Maya on her own. He closed his eyes and slept.
Maya couldn’t sleep. She’s been crying for too long already until she decided that it’s not her nature to sulk and cry.
“Hmph! Matitikman mo Ricardo ang galit ni Maya de la Rosa!”
The following morning, she was giving a saccharine smile at Richard when he went out of the bathroom.
“Oh Sweetheart, okay ka na?Wala ka nang sumpong?”
She threw him a glare.”
“Biro lang Sweetheart. You were acting as if you were mad last night eh. Pero okay na. I’m glad you’re okay now, kahit ano pa man ang reason mo sa di pagpansin sa’kin kagabi.”
Then he hugged her and planted a kiss on her forehead.
Unknown to Richard, Maya already has the elaborately planned payback in order.
First thing, the coffee she made for him was so strong. Richard wanted to please her so he just finished it without complaining.
Next thing she did was to let Richard wear a polo with an unnoticeble hole near the armpit.
She also placed something inside his shoes to make it feel uncomfortable.
She also adjusted Richard’s watch to make him late for his meetings.
The worst thing she did was to hide Richard’s cellphone. She doesn’t intend to read any of his messages. She just wants her husband to suffer and surely a missing phone is a big headache for him already.
It may be childish, silly but Maya was irrational at the moment to even think of what she was doing. The overall feeling she has was to make Richard suffer. These are only small things para gumanti.
“Sabel di mo ba nakita?”
“Sir pagbaba nyo po para magalmusal, wala naman po kayong dala.”
Richard was upset already.
“Ay oo Sweetheart wala naman akong nakitang cellphone mo. Baka nasa kotse or sa ilalim ng kama.”
“Sir hanapin ko po uli sa kwarto nyo.” Sabel offered.
“Sweetheart baka ma-late ka na nyan”
He didnt have any choice but to leave home without his cellphone.
At the LAI, Richard entered the conference hall with brows furrowed. He had a bad morning. He arrived late for a meeting with his dad and he was also unable to contact Ryan since he couldn’t locate his phone.
“Sir the meeting is already halfway done.”
“It’s okay Liza, just go on. I’ll discuss it with you after.”
Ryan was there with a pissed-off look too.
After the meeting, Ryan approached Richard.
“Brod, bakit di mo sinasagot tawag ko?”
“I can’t find my phone. And ang daming mishaps this morning sa bahay. Sobrang malas ko ata ngayong araw.”
“Anong mishaps brod?”
“Yun damit ko, may butas, yun sapatos ko na lagi ko namang ginagamit, biglang hindi na kumportable, even Maya’s coffee didn’t taste that good. Oh well, she’s been acting strange lately kaya siguro wala sa mood even magtimpla ng kape.”
Ryan was in deep thought.
“Tapos even my watch was delayed for 10 minutes. Imagine galit na galit si Papa ng late ako dumating for our meeting. Then yun phone ko pa.”
Ryan was just nodding his head but at the back of his mind, he already had a hunch on what caused the accidents of his friend, or who caused it.
“Siguro brod, bukas na lang natin ituloy yun meeting with Mr. Ventura regarding the rental of the Time Airways planes. I’m afraid I’m not in the top condition today. ”
“I think I could solve your problem brod. I think alam ko why those things happened.”
“What do you mean?”
“Si Ivy galit sa’kin, di rin ako kinikibo.”
“So what does it have to do with me?”
“Eh brod magkasama daw sila ni Maya kahapon.”
“Yeah they are. At mukhang galit sa’tin pareho ang mga asawa natin.”
“Ewan ko brod. Basta ako wala naman akong kasalanan. Baka ikaw.”
“Of course wala. Brod mahal na mahal ko ang asawa ko!”
“Kaya nga we better get to the bottom of this. Tinanong ko si Ivy, hindi naman sinasabi. Maybe you could get Maya to talk about it”
Richard couldn’t find any reason why Maya would be mad.
He really should talk to her tonight.
At the bedroom, getting ready to sleep…
“Sweetheart grabe hindi namin nakuha yun deal ng isang company. Na late kasi ako kanina eh bidding pa naman. Sayang that could have financed a lot of LAI projects.” He lied. He just wants Maya to feel guilty.
It was effective. Medyo naguilty nga si Maya but at the back of her mind, kasalanan pa rin ni Richard.
Maya remained silent, as if she was not listening to Richard. She just tinkered with her phone.
“Tapos si Papa galit na galit din kasi late akong dumating sa meeting namin. Eh may flight pa naman sila ni Mama kanina kaya hayun di na rin sila tumuloy ng China. They couldn’t call me din kasi nga di ko mahanap yun phone ko.”
He ranted on to make Maya feel bad, guilty and eventually tell him the reasons why she and Ivy were both mad at their husbands.
Maya just stared at Richard.
Richard stared back.
Maya couldn’t take it anymore that her eyes automatically became misty. Still she didnt remove her eyes which are staring directly at Richard’s.
Richard raised his eyebrows as if wondering if Maya wants to say anything.
Umiyak na nga si Maya.
Lumapit si Richard.
She attacked his chest and arms with her fists though no effort was exerted since she was now weak with guilt, with jealousy and with crying.
“Hey, Sweetheart, pwede mag-usap na tayo? Once and for all talk to me about it.”
Richard tried to wipe her tears but Maya gave her an angry stare.
“I hate you! Nakakainis ka! Parang cool na cool ka lang! Parang wala lang sa’yo!”
“What?” He was really unaware of his fault to earn his wife’s ire.
“Anong what mo jan. Akala mo okay lang sa’kin porket asawa mo na ako!”
“Sweetheart I really don’t know why you’re mad.”
She cried harder, sat on the bed and was trembling in anger, upset and also the feeling of guilt for sabotaging her husband’s day which even affected his business and his parents.
Richard sat beside her.
He hugged her tight and Maya even cried louder….
“Sssshhhh… tahan na Maya.. tell me kung anong kasalanan ko then I could say sorry. ”
“Akala ko mahal mo ako. Akala ko iba ka sa mga lalaki….”
She was saying these words in between sobs.
“Of course I love you more than anything and anyone in this world. Why would you doubt that?!?”
“Mahal pero may Rebecca ka….”
Richard upon hearing what Maya said, just closed his eyes and shook his head…he smiled…
Then she cried louder and stormed out of their bedroom.
She proceeded to the guestroom and locked it.
Richard followed her but her door was remained locked.
He decided to address the issue the following morning since he didn’t want to wake up the household.
The following morning, Richard was in jeans and shirt. He called Liza thru his home phone and informed her that she wont be reporting for work today.
He also asked Liza to inform Ryan that he and Maya will fetch him and Ivy to go to Geraldine and Rebecca.
Maya emerged from the guest room. Her eyes were swollen obviously from crying.
“Good Morning Sweetheart!” He enthusiastically greeted her.
She faked a smile. Ayaw nya ring makahalata ang mga bata.
“Good Morning. ”
“Sweetheart after breakfast magbihis ka na. We need to go to the pedia kasi may ibibigay daw na new vitamins for the twins.” He lied.
“Tumawag si Doc?” she was surprised.
“Ah eh… yes.. kanina. Nakausap ni Manang.”
Manang Fe raised her eyebrows but remained quiet. Hinayaan nya si Ricky sa kung ano man ang plano nito. Manang was aware that the two are having some tampuhan or rather Maya was mad at Richard.
She doesn’t have a choice but agree. After all it was about the kids and as much as she doesn’t want to be near Richard, her kids are more important than what she feels at the moment.
Richard was maneuvering the car towards the subdivision were Ryan lives. Both were silent until Maya saw where they’re heading.
“Anong ginagawa natin dito?”
“Sweetheart may dadaanan lang muna ako kay Ryan. This won’t take long.”
He smiled. She’s mad that he’s even acting like their conversation never happened last night.
“Brod, tara na?”
“Sige brod. Mabuti convoy na lang tayo.” Ryan said
“Ivy halika na. Nandito na sila.”
Ivy has this cold stance. She just nodded at Maya but completely ignored Richard.
Richard just brushed it off. He was sure that the ladies will be calm after everything has been cleared.
The two cars drove towards the subdivision.
Upon arrival, the two together with their wives stood outside the gate. Ryan rang the doorbell and it was immediately opened. One of the ladies Maya and Ivy saw the other day welcomed them.
She had a bright welcoming smile.
“Sir bumalik kayo? Akala ko po, next week pa. Wala yun husband ko ngayon. Nasa Singapore po siya.”
“It’s okay. My wife, Maya and Atty Ryan’s wife Ivy just want to take a look.”
“Ah okay Sir, no problem. Ma’m let’s go.”
She led them inside the mansion which turned out to be a showroom of big bikes.
Richard was already smiling. She finds it actually amusing that Maya would definitely be surprised when she finds out.
“Ma’m eto po, si Rebecca, yun bike ni Sir Richard at eto naman po si Geraldine yun kay Atty. Ryan.”
Maya was surprised, as well as Ivy.
“What…. sila yun…”
“Yes sweetheart. You see, Joseph Wong, who owns this place is a former employee at LAS. Aside from tinkering with planes, hobby nya to recondition classic bikes. Di ba, I mentioned na I’m into big bikes before? So ayan, namention ko kay Ryan and he wanted to own one too. Sa kanya brand new yan while etong akin, luma na, pero I had it reconditioned and dressed up.”
“Ah eh…” Nahihiya na si Maya.
Ryan and Ivy were just silent. Both were actually relieved that they were indeed fighting over nothing.
Even Joseph Wong’s wife, Cynthia was just smiling at them totally aware of the predicament of her husband’s clients.
“Pero why do you have to name them with girls name?” Ivy asked.
Ryan interjected. “Honey hindi kami nagpangalan nyan, dati na nilang pangalan. Joseph said that a true gentleman kasi is bound to take care of women kahit nanay, asawa, anak or kahit sino pa yan., hence the name of the bikes.”
Maya was silent but she was red with embarrassment. Dinamay pa nya si Ivy at ang dami pang naapektuhan sa pagiging assumera nya na naman.
Richard was aware of how his wife feels so he gathered her in his arms and kissed her forehead.
“So okay na Sweetheart? Abswelto na ako?”
Maya couldn’t even look directly at Richard’s eyes.
Ryan and Ivy found their friend’s sweet and amusing.
Cynthia was smiling.
“Alam mo kasi Cynthia, my wife here and Atty Ryan’s wife thought na we are cheating on them.”
“Ayy… kasi naman bakit di nyo po sinabi sa kanila?”
“Kasi nga di pa tapos yun pagdressup. We wanted to surprise them sana kaso naunahan kami eh.” Richard was sheepishly smiling.
“Kasi si brod mahina magtago ng surprise.”
“Ewan ko sainyong magkaibigan. Yan tuloy kung ano-ano pa naman ang balak kong gawin para makaganti.” Ivy said in jest.
She continued.” You’re lucky Ricky na si Maya tahimik lang. Ako na lang nga gaganti for her.”
“Naku Ivy, she already did.” He laughed.
“Sweetheart!!! Pwedeng kalimutan mo na lang.”
Everyone laughed. After few more chats, they left the place.
On the drive home, tahimik si Maya.
She was so guilty and embarrassed.
“Sweetheart, okay na tayo ha!”
“Please know that I would never cheat on you.”
“Alam ko….” her reply in a very small voice.
“Eh why did you assume agad na I would cheat on you?”
“Eh kasi… malay ko ba….” her voice was again shaky.
“Hey we’re just talking, wag kang iiyak please.”
“Kasi, nahihiya ako. Ang dami kong atraso sa’yo. Nakakahiya kay Ryan at Ivy. Sina Papa at Mama naabala ko pati yun sa office nyo.”
She felt so guilty that she was again close to crying.
“It’s okay na Sweetheart and sige para mabawasan ang pagkakonsyensya mo, I admit, hindi totoo na may bidding kami and hindi rin totoo na Papa and Mama were about to go to China. I just made that up.”
“Sweetheart ang sama mo!”
He stopped the car and kissed her.
“Pero Sweetheart honestly, masaya ako kasi nagselos ka. It means mahal na mahal mo talaga ako and you’re afraid na mawala ako.” he was smiling.
She slapped his arm.
“Sira. Siyempre mahal kita at siyempre nakakaselos naman talaga na may maririnig akong pangalan ng babae tapos ng sinundan namin kayo, nakita namin ni Ivy na yumakap pa kayo dun kina Cynthia at yun kasama nya.”
“You were there?” Richard was surprised.
“Oo sinundan namin kayo. Hiniram ni Ivy yun sasakyan ng kaibigan nya. Tapos sinundan namin kayo.”
“Oh my God! You mean kayo yun nakasakay dun sa nakakasilaw na volks?”
Tawang tawa si Richard.
“Ryan saw the car and he thought it was tailing him so sinabi nya sakin. Kaso I saw na mga babae na naka malaking hats and sunglasses lang naman ang nakasakay so I knew they were harmless. Kayo pala yun, hahaha! ”
He cant stop himself from laughing for he could imagine Maya and Ivy doing their stakeout.
“Halika nga! Nakakatawa ka talaga Sweetheart.”
Richard hugged Maya tight.
Then he started the car and resumed driving home.”
“Tara na nga.”
“Ay oo, para pwede ka pang maghalf day sa office.” Maya suggested.
“No, I already informed Liza that I wont report for work today. Babawi ka sakin Sweetheart.”
“Anong babawi?!? Kasalanan mo pa rin naman eh.”
“Of course not. Atsaka di mo pa binabalik yun phone ko.”
“Hindi ko na talaga ibabalik if hindi mo aakuin na may kasalanan ka rin.”
“Okay lang. I dont need the phone anyway. I dont want to be disturbed mamaya.”
Then he winked at her.
Richard just grinned while Maya was blushing on the ride home.
“Pero Sweetheart next time na magalit ka sakin, please don’t take it on my clothes and shoes. I’m not so comfortable.”
“Basta ba wag ka nang gagawa ng rason na ikakagalit ko eh.”
“Sweetheart wala naman talagang reason. you were just being your assuming self.” he laughed
He added, “But thankfully hindi mo ginawa yun ginagawa ni Ivy kay Ryan everytime may kasalanan siya”
“Anong ginagawa nya?”
“She adds laxatives sa coffee ni Ryan. Tapos one time at his hearing, he requested for a recess kasi nga he needs to go to the restroom..” Richard was eagerly telling Maya about his friend when he realized that Maya was intently and seriously listening at him.
“Ay Sweetheart why are you looking at me like that?”
“Hmmm…. wala, binigyan mo lang ako ng magandang idea..” she smiled
“Sweetheart ayoko nyan ha! Magagalit talaga ako sa’yo if gagawin mo yan…”
“Pagiisipan ko Mr. Lim.”
Maya was grinning on their way home. Richard was annoyed at himself for even bringing it up and giving her the idea.