The Lim Family Outing 2

A/N I finally found part 2 of https://dreamytimmy.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/the-lim-family-outing/ . This is for you Ms. Marian for requesting it. Di ko na masyadong naedit.

I appreciate all your comments and even if I seldom reply, I take note of them.

Again, all the stories here are written to fill the absence of our fave couple on TV.

Good vibes lang.

Those who reacted violently, thank you for your emails too. These are just fanfictions.

Here goes part 2 (old fanfic na to)

After that very early morning swim, Maya felt as if a heavy weight had been lifted off her chest.

She realized that she can pull off wearing a swimsuit and that it’s no big deal.

She felt confident that her Ser Chief even complimented how she looked.

That was the most important part of it.

Maya, being the provincial lass that she is, is really conservative when it comes to clothes and even when it comes to her actions.

Her co-FAs would always tease her about it and advise her to change her wardrobe especially now that she is Mr. Lim’s girlfriend.
She never relented despite their prodding.

She believed that her Ser Chief loved her the way she is.

She always thought that way until yesterday when he asked her to wear that swimsuit he bought.

Maybe her co-FAs were right after all.

They were right that in order to keep Mr. Lim interested in her, she should try to change or improve herself.

This won’t mean changing her ideals but at least be brave enough to keep up with the circle of associates Richard has.

Richard always made her feel that he is proud of her and she promised herself that she would take extra effort to keep him proud of her.

She would start with her wardrobe and with her openness to new things, whatever those will be.

On the other hand, Richard is grumpy as hell.

The cold shower didn’t help at all.

He tried to go back to bed but everytime he closes his eyes, the image of Maya in that wet two piece swim wear would invade his thoughts.

This is his own doing and he wants badly to scold himself.

Oh well, he is suffering enough already anyway.

He always knew Maya was beautiful but it’s not her beauty that captivated him.

It was her personality that he loved most.

But with what he saw, he is no longer sure if her personality would top his list of the things he admires in her.

He is no longer sure for what he could only think of now is her curves, her flawless skn, her long shapely legs.

Suddenly someone knocks on his door.

Maya: Sir Chief? Sir Chief? Gising ka na? Nakahanda na yun breakfast. Sir Chief?

SC: Argh!!! Please let her leave (he silenty hopes)

Maya: Sir Chief. Ikaw na lang yun hinihintay sa mesa.

SC: (opens the door) What is it Maya?

Maya: (smiles sweetly at him) Good Morning Ser Chief. Tara breakfast na tayo.

SC: Ah eh..sige susunod ako. (he can’t look straight at Maya, he is fidgety, beads of sweat are forming in his nape and forehead.)

Maya: Uy SC, okay ka lang?

SC: Yes (he swallows hard) I am ok. Go ahead na Maya. I’ll be right there. Tell them to eat ahead.

Maya: Sure ka? Masama bang pakiramdam mo?

SC: Sige na Maya.

When Maya left, he proceeded to his bathroom to take another cold shower and prepare himself.

He wouldn’t want to spoil their vacation, just because of his manly urges, especially when his parents are around.

Besides he was always in control, he has always been in control of himself.

It is that attitude that made him the successful businessman he is now.

He convinces himself that he would get through this one.

Even he, himself was surprised at why he’s acting this way.

He just attributes it to his 5 years of being alone after Alex died.

It’s been a long time already and it’s the first time that he’s been close to a woman he loves after Alex.

All he needs is to get a grip of himself and divert his attention on something else.

He proceeds to the table where the whole family were already eating their breakfast.

Everybody greeted him and he nodded in return.

Don Roberto: Oh Ricky, napasarap ata ang tulog mo. Kaso etong mama mo nangungulit na dapat mamasyal tayo mamaya.

The kids, Joma, Doris and Sabel are now leaving the table and running towards the beach.

Dona Esmeralda: O anak, okay ka lang? Are you not feeling well? Sabi kasi ni Maya, namumula ka daw kanina tapos parang iba yun kilos mo (she proceeds to feel Richard’s forehead to check if he has fever).

SC: Ma I’m fine. Just tired I guess.

Dona Esmeralda. Who told you kasi to swim very early when you should have slept na lang. Pati si Maya ginising mo.

Richard looks at Maya.

He thought Maya told the rest of the household about their early morning swim.

When he saw Maya, as surprised as he was, he knew that his mom didn’t learn about it from her.

His mom further confirmed this.

Dona Esmeralda: Naku Ricky, matanda na ako. I usually wake up at 3 am. I heard you and Maya kanina. I wanted to join you kaso parang makakaistorbo lang ako.

Namula si Maya at si Richard. They acted like teenagers na nahuli. Manang Fe and Don Roberto were throwing knowing glances at the couple.

Maya tried to divert her embarrassment

Maya: Kunin ko muna po yun mga prutas sa kitchen. (and before anybody could say a word, umalis na siya)

Doña Esmeralda: O ano Ricky. You enjoyed ba or what? Ang ganda ng girlfriend mo at bagay na bagay yun binili mong swimsuit. I would die to have a body like that.

SC: Mama!

Manang Fe was laughing and shaking her head at the same time. The three were having a blast teasing Richard.

Dona Esmeralda: Naku tigilan mo nga ako. Alam ko yun mga ganyang gawain. At talagang ikaw pa ang bumili ng isusuot ng girlfriend mo ah! Manang mana ka sa papa mo.

SC: I don’t know what you are talking about (tries so hard to deny and look unaffected).

Doña Esmeralda, Don Roberto and Manang Fe are all laughing at Richard’s expense.

When Maya returned to the table they continued their breakfast.

Richard’s parents were amused by Maya’s stories and even Manang Fe would join in laughter.

Richard, was just silently eating his breakfast, trying his best to avoid any interaction with Maya.

DE: Oh Ricky we decided na magshopping kasama ng mga bata after our breakfast. Sa labas na rin tayo maglunch.

MF: Pinahanda ko na kay Joma yun mga sasakyan kanina pa.

SC: Hindi na muna ako sasama. I need to finish something for the office.

DR: Bakit naman? I thought this was a vacation? Why do you need to work?

DE: Definitely! We’re here for rest and recreation!

Maya: Ser Chief sama ka na. Mas masaya pag kumpleto tayo.

SC: (still avoiding Maya’s gaze) Basta kayo na lang. (he dismissed them grumpily and stood to go to his room)

DR: (surprised) What happened? He seemed to have woken up on the wrong side of the bed.

MF and DE just smiled and shook their heads.

Maya: Ah eh, sundan ko na po muna si SC.

DE: Wag na iha. Ako na lang. Mabuti pa tawagin nyo na ang mga bata pati sina Joma, Doris at Sabel para makapaghanda at makapag bihis na.

MF: Ah sige po Ma’m.

DR: Okay, since di sasama si Ricky ako na lang magmamaneho ng isang sasakyan.

Maya: Ah si Luke po, nagdridrive na rin siya. Baka po kasi mapagod kayo eh.

DR: Ah mabuti pa nga iha.

Meanwhile, DE is now knocking at Richard’s door.

SC: Ma, I’m busy.

DE: (enters the room) Busy, with what? Busy lying down and calming your nerves? (laughs)

SC: Ma!

DE: Naku Ricky, kilalang kilala kita. Instead of sulking here, join us so you could distract yourself from whatever goes on in that naughty mind of yours.

SC: Ma, I really need to have some documents done. Liza is waiting.

DE: Whatever you say. It’s up to you. O siya, I have to prepare. We’re gonna enjoy the place while we’re here. Do whatever suits you.

SC: Okay Ma. Enjoy kayo.

DE: Okay. One thing more son. (she looks at Richard teasingly) Never, start what you have no right to finish! Magkakasakit ka talaga nyan, hahaha!

SC: Mama!

DE leaves Richard red of frustration.

—-

The whole family left Richard. Manang Fe, Sabel, Dona Esmeralda and Nikki are in the van with Joma while Don Roberto, Doris and Abby are in the bmw with Luke.

Unknown to Richard, Dona Esmeralda, requested Maya to just stay behind.

—–

Aware that everybody had left, Richard decided to spend his day in the cottage by the beach.

At least, the sea breeze would help calm his nerves and recharge from the draining emotional turmoil or urges he had.

The weather is great, perfect for strolling since the sun is hidden beneath the clouds.

He was strolling by the shore.

Richard couldn’t help but reflect on the events that happened in his family.

He is really happy and he is very blessed.

His relationship with his kids had never been better.

Luke is like his barkada.

They can talk openly about anything ranging from school to even girls.

Nikki is a lovely young lady now.

Who would have thought that he was able to raise his kids to be the good kids they are now on his own, of course with the help of Manang Fe and of course Maya.

Abby is now talking and in fact doing great in school and talking a lot. He can’t help but shake his head and laugh at Abby’s transition to a very talkative little girl, little Maya, she indeed is.

The household are also doing well. Manang Fe, Joma, Sabel and Doris are all healthy and are still ever loyal and efficient.

They are actually his extended family and he is certain that he can trust each one of them with his family.

His parents are also healthy and enjoying themselves travelling to different parts of the world.

And of course, Maya, his Maya still never fails to make him smile, make him feel loved and taken cared of.

He again longs for her company, for intimacy, he tries so hard to shake the thought off his mind.

His own musings were interrupted.

Maya: Ser Chief! Mabuti naman lumabas ka na sa kwarto mo.

SC: (surprised) O why are you here? Di ka sumama sa kanila?

Maya: Sabi ng Mama mo samahan daw kita kaso di ka naman lumalabas ng kwarto. Ano ba kasi ang problema mo? (she is worried actually)

SC: Nothing. I just needed to finish work. Have you eaten? It’s already lunch time.

Maya: Nagluto na ako. Nandun sa cottage. Gusto mong kumain?

SC: Ah not yet. Mamaya na.Busog pa ako.

Maya is seated in the middle of a large beach towel by the shore.

She was reading a book when she saw him walking.

Richard is just standing in front of her.

Maya: Dito ka na Ser Chief. Malaki pa naman ang space. Upo kana sa tabi ko. Tingnan mo ang ganda ng dagat.

SC:(napalunok, sits beside Maya) Why are you here? (he is trying his best to sound normal).

Maya: Wala naman kasi akong magawa sa loob. Hindi ka naman maistorbo (tampo nya)

SC: I’m sorry. Di ko kasi alam na nagpaiwan ka pala. Sorry ha, baby.. (he reaches for her and hugs her)

Maya is leaning in Richard’s chest while their fingers are intertwined.

Maya: Sus. Di ka naman kailangan magsorry.

She stares lovingly at SC who in return plants a kiss on her forehead and hugs her tightly.

SC: Kahit na. You were here all alone while nandun lang ako sa room. Dapat sinasamahan kita.

Maya: Eh hindi mo naman alam na nandito ako.

SC: Kahit na.

He holds her tighter.

SC: Maya?

Maya: Hmm?

SC: How do you find Mama and Papa?

Maya: (looks at him tenderly) Ang babait nila Ser Chief. At ang saya nilang kausap.

SC: Really?

Maya: Oo SC. Atsaka yun daddy nyo magaling mag joke. Hindi corny kagaya mo (she was laughing at him)

SC: (raising his eyebrows) So you mean mas nakakatawa si Papa mag joke sakin?

Maya: Oo naman Ser Chief. Atsaka hindi mahilig mag tiger mode ang Papa mo, hahaha!

SC: (smirks now) Tara na nga. Let’s eat lunch na.

Maya: Oy pikon.

SC: Of course not. Gutom lang.

Maya: Eh Ser Chief matanong ko lang. Bakit mo ba ako iniiwasan kanina?

SC: Di kita iniiwasan. Why would you say that.

Maya: Oo kaya. Alam ko naman yun Ser Chief. Ramdam ko kaya. At napaka obvious mo.

SC: No. I’m not. In the first place why would I hug you like this if iniiwasan kita? (hugs her tightly) or kiss you like this (he now plants a kiss on her lips).

Without deepening the kiss, he slowly breaks away and stares at Maya with a smile on his face.

He was cautious that he might end up doing what he shouldn’t be doing that’s why he stood up and told Maya that they should eat lunch now.

Maya prepared her own version of adobo, sweet and sour fish, various fruits, and buco juice for their lunch.

They appreciated this alone time together. He’s thankful that his mom allowed them to be together.

After enjoying the sumptuous lunch and cleaning up afterwards, the couple decided to return to the beach.

Walking hand in hand by the beach, they enjoyed the feel of the sand and the cool breeze of the sea.

This is perfect, he thought.

She is perfect.

SC: Maya?

Maya: Hmmm?

SC: Well, you know I’m not getting any younger. Luke is now in college and Nikki will be soon too. Si Abby naman is now in big school.

Maya looks at him wondering where the conversation is leading to.

SC: Then ikaw naman, you’re beginning to realize your dreams. Okay naman sina Nanay Teresita, Mamang, Kute and Cho. Even your chibugan is doing well.

Maya: Oo nga Ser Chief Ang saya ng mga pangyayari. Di ko inakala na dadating ako sa ganito. At thank you dahil kung hindi sa’yo hindi ko maaabot ang nga pangarap ko.

SC: There you go again. How many times should I tell you that you reached your dreams on your own. Your determination, your hardwork brought you close to the realization of your dreams.

Maya: Kasama yun pero ikaw yun unang tumulong sakin.

Natawa si Richard remembering how Maya bargained for him to finance her schooling.

Nahiya rin siya.

SC: Oh stop it. I feel bad tuloy. Remember yun deal natin na maging yaya kanni Abby para pagaralin kita. Parang ang sama ko tuloy.

Maya: (natawa) Uy hindi naman. Tinulungan mo pa rin ako at may bonus pa!

SC: Bonus?

Maya: Kasi kahit noong una parang di nyo ako feel, ng tumagal, naging pamilya ko kayo at trinato nyo akong pamilya nyo, lahat kayo- yun mga bata at sina Manang Fe. Ang laking pasalamat ko dun Ser Chief. Ambait ninyong lahat sakin.

SC: We’re all smitten by you.

Maya couldn’t stand Ser Chief’s intense gaze anymore.

She stood frozen in front of him.

Unable to control himself anymore, he slowly descended his lips on Maya’s soft ones.

She closed her eyes feeling the sensation brought about by his kiss.

Though inexperienced she tried to return it.

He made sure to be gentle, not to rush things for he knows that Maya might feel uncomfortable.

They will get there.

But for now, he will be the supportive boyfriend to Maya until she reaches her dreams.

When that happens he will fulfill another dream of hers – to have a loving husband and plenty of kids.

But that would be in the future.

Now, he could settle for a kiss and a hug and lots of cold showers.

The end.

(Wag nang humirit please!😆)

A/N di kaya pulmunyahin si Ricky sa lots of cold showers na yan? 

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The Adventures and Misadventures of Ricky, Maya, Manang Fe and Mang Nasty: Once in a Blue Moon

“Maraming salamat Ricardo. Huwag mong pababayaan ang sarili mo at ang asawa at mga anak mo.”

“Oo naman po Manang. Wag nyo na kaming alalahanin. Mamimiss ka namin pero magiging okay kami. Just think of yourself and your husband.”

Manang Fe is teary eyed, bidding goodbye to her alaga, Ricky.

She just got married to her childhood love, Mang Anastacio, whom Joma and Luke fondly calls, Mang Nasty.

The household had been teasing Manang Fe days and even weeks before the wedding.

Sabel and Joma were even giving Mang Nasty tips on how to make labing labing with Manang Fe, who seemed uptight and appalled with the idea of intimacy.

Tonight, before they leave for their honeymoon, Manang Fe couldn’t seem to let go of the family she dearly loves.

Mang Anastacio just watched them. He didn’t want to intrude at this moment between Manang Fe and Ricky.

He knows how important they are to each other.

Maya was also watching them.

Her heart goes out to her husband whom she knows, is greatly affected by Manang Fe’s new life which definitely means her also leaving the mansion.

She was very much aware that, even though Ricky shows his support to Manang Fe, despite Ricky telling her that he is okay with it, he is really greatly affected.

Who wouldn’t when Manang Fe served like a second mom to him and to his kids.

It is indeed difficult and sad to let her go.

“O sige na po Manang at baka gabihin na kayo. Ihahatid at sasamahan na kayo ni Joma.”

“Manang Fe hugged Ricky again then Maya.”

“Sige mga anak.”

She left teary eyed too.

Umalis na sila Manang and Mang Nasty with Joma.

=================

Joma is driving them to their honeymoon gift from Ricky.

Ricky rented a yacht for Manang Fe.

He knows that she loves the sea and also watching the sunrise so he was sure that it would be a perfect wedding gift.

Oh well of course he also gave them a house, which Maya calls a gift by her husband to himself because the house is just a few blocks from the mansion.

Back to the honeymoon gift, Ricky rented the yacht from a friend and he made sure that Joma will accompany them too.

At least he had someone he really trusts near Manang Fe.

Maya was laughing at the idea of having Joma tag along during the honeymoon.

“Nakakatawa ka sweetheart! Imagine sa edad ni Manang Fe pinasamahan mo pa siya kay Kuya Joma. May chaperone si Manang.”

“Stop it sweetheart! Hindi nakakatawa! I am just protecting Manang.”

“Protecting Manang? Wala ka bang tiwala kay Mang Anastacio?”

“Hindi sa ganun but I hardly know him, I mean, bigla na lang siyang dadating then all of a sudden, Manang got married and is leaving us.”

“Ricky, kilala siya ni Manang. At maayos naman siyang nagpaalam sayo di ba? Wag ka nang magworry. Mapapasaya niya si Manang.”

“I know sweetheart, I just… I just miss Manang Fe.”

Naawa si Maya kay Ricky. He was indeed affected.

She hugged her husband to comfort him.

“Awww Ricky. Wag ka nang malungkot. Atsaka malapit naman ang bahay nina Manang di ba? Sigurado lagi yun nandito.”

“I know. But siyempre priority na niya yun asawa nya, hindi na tayo, hindi na ako.”

Ricky looks really sad.

“Sus nagtatampo ang asawa ko. Halika na nga pasok na tayo sa kuwarto.”

Ricky just followed Maya.

He was still quiet and in a sullen mood.

=================
“I remember nung unang araw ko sa school, I was more scared of Manang Fe than my mom.”

Ricky had been reminiscing memories with Manang Fe for about an hour now.

Maya was indulging him.

She was beside him, nestled in his arms.

“Asan na kaya sila ngayon?”

“Baka nasa dagat na Sweetheart.”

“Baka mahilo si Manang?”

“Ricky hindi naman madaling mahilo si Manang Fe.”

“Baka lamigin siya.”

“Ano ka ba naman Sweetheart, nandun naman si Mang Anastacio para yakapin siya. Naku kinikilig ako!”

“Stop that Sweetheart. Hindi nakakakilig!”

“Aysus, napakapossessive naman ng asawa ko. Ricky, okay nga lang yun si Manang at sigurado ako na hindi siya pababayaan ni Mang Anastacio.”

“Basta I’m not comfortable. Dapat ata sa hotel na malapit ko na lang sila pinaghoneymoon para hindi ako nagaalala ng ganito.”

Maya was finding the whole thing absurd and really funny but ayaw nya namang ipakita kay Ricky.

She couldn’t make fun of it seeing how worried and anxious he is.

“Mabuti pa tawagan ko si Joma.”

“Sweetheart wag na kasi maiistorbo mo pa sila.”

But Ricky was already dialing his phone.

“Joma kumusta dyan? Bakit ang tagal mong sumagot?”

“Ah eh Ser, naidlip po kasi ako. Okay naman po dito. Ayun sina Manang tinitingnan yun buwan.”

“Ano? Hindi sila pumapasok ng kwarto?”

“Ah hindi po. Gusto rin kasi ni Manang makita yun dagat.”

“Baka mahulog sila!”

“At hindi po Ser. Safe naman po.”

“O sige Joma. Wag mong hahayaang mawala sa paningin mo si Manang Fe.”

“Opo Ser.”

As Ricky ended the call, Maya couldn’t help it anymore. She laughed at her husband.

“Sweetheart ang oa mong magalala. Atsaka talagang hindi mawala sa paningin ni Kuya Joma? Ginawa mo pang mamboboso yun tao.”

“Mamboboso?”

“Oo, kasi nga di ba honeymoon nila. Ikaw talaga!”

He smirked.

==================

After 30 minutes, he again called Joma but he wasn’t answering anymore.

He couldn’t keep calm so he decided to do something.

“Sweetheart, magbihis ka. May pupuntahan tayo.”

“Ha?! Saan?”

“Basta. Please don’t argue with me na muna sweetheart.”

“Ah eh, sige. Okay.”

=================

“Ano? Gagawin natin yun?”

Maya is not agreeing with Ricky’s plan.

He wanted to follow Manang Fe to make sure they are okay.

She tried to convince him not to do it but Ricky was being unreasonable already so she just relented.

They were on their way to meet his friend at 2 in the morning.

Ricky told his friend that he needed another yacht for him and his wife asap.

He got his request and they were on their way to where its docked now.

While Ricky was talking to the captain, Maya bought some balut and chicharon from a sidewalk vendor nearby.

Sa loob loob nya..

“Bahala si Ricky sa kapraningan nya. Naku nakakahiya kay Manang Fe. Nagutom ako kaya kakain na lang ako ng balut.”

She also bought extra for later.

Meanwhile…

Ricky requested that the captain should cruise their newly rented yacht near the other one he rented.

He made up a story that she wanted to surprise the passengers of the other one.

He requested that they should go near stealthily.

Hinayaan na lang ni Maya si Ricky in his plan to trail behind Manang Fe.

Tutal alam na alam ni manang ang ugali ni Ricky so malamang hindi naman ata ito magagalit.

=================

“Joma! Joma! Halika dali!”

“Bakit po Mang Nasty?”

“Tingnan mo. Parang may sumusunod satin!”

Joma indeed saw another vessel going towards their direction but he already knew who is on it.

Ricky already called him up but instructed Joma not to let Manang Fe and Mang Anastacio know that they were following them.

“Ah sabi po ng kapitan, marami naman talagang naglalayag dito. Baka naghohoneymoon din.”

Natawa si Mang Nasty.

“O siya, papasok na ako sa kwarto namin at mukhang antok na si Fe.”

Mang Nasty went inside the room much to Joma’s relief.

Sa other yacht….

“Ser di po tayo pwedeng masyadong lumapit dun sa isa.”

“Okay lang dito lang tayo. Ang importante natatanaw natin.”

“Ricky, okay lang ba ang ginagawa natin? Baka magtampo si Manang Fe kapag nalaman niya.”

“No she won’t know it.”

Then all of a sudden, he saw the lights in the other yacht being turned off then on again, off then on again repeatedly.

He got worried.

He called Joma.

“Eh Ser, sa kwarto po yun nina Manang. Baka naman makaabala ako pag kumatok ako.”

“Just go near their room and try to hear if Manang Fe is okay. Don’t end the call. I wanna hear them myself.”

Joma scratched his head then proceeded to the new couples room.

He was just about to get near when suddenly the door opened with Manang Fe shrieking.

“Tigilan mo nga ako Anastacio!”

“Joma ano yun? Joma? Joma!”

But Joma couldn’t answer the phone because he was being used by Manang Fe as shield against Mang Anastacio.

All Richard could hear was the shrieking and his paranoid mind made him worry all the more.
===============

Awhile ago…

“Gusto ko bukas ang ilaw.”

Manang Fe turned it on again.

“Felicidad, mas mainam kung madilim.”

Mang Nasty turned it off again.

“At anong mainam mo dyan. Ayoko! Gusto ko maliwanag.”

She turned it off again.

This went on for a few minutes but in the end, while the light was still turned off, Mang Nasty grabbed the chance to tickle Manang Fe.

She ran out of their room shrieking. That’s when Ricky heard her.

=================

Unable to stop Ricky from going to where Manang Fe is, (he asked the captain to bring their yacht closer to the one carrying Manang Fe so he could transfer) Maya just decided to support her husband and explain to Manang Fe why they were stalking, este, following them.

“Ricardo anong ginagawa nyo dito?”

Manang Fe’s reaction was a mixture of surprise, worry and annoyance.

Ricky initial anger was immediately replaced with embarrassment when he realized that Manang Fe seemed okay.

“Ah eh….”

He wasn’t able to give a reason to Manang Fe.

Maya saved him.

“Manang, gusto kasi ni Ricky na hatidan kayo ni Mang Anastacio nitong balut.

Maya immediately gave Manang the balut she bought.

Natawa si Joma.

Nanlaki mata ni Mang Anastacio.

Manang Fe glared at Ricky.

Mas nahiya si Ricky.

Maya didn’t know the implication of what she did.

She was totally unaware of it.

Akala nya nakatulong siya.

“Hindi naman namin kailangan ng balut Ricardo. Pinanood lang naman namin ni Felicidad and kabilugan ng buwan sapagkat eto ay napakagandang pagmasdan.”

Ricky was unable to say anything.

Hinila siya ni Manang Fe sa gilid.

“Ricardo ang pilyo mong bata ka!”

“Eh Manang si Maya po….”

“Anong si Maya. Sigurado ako na ikaw ang may pakana nito.”

He doesn’t want Manang Fe to find out how irrational he was.

He doesn’t want Manang to find out about his excessive worry hours ago.

Ayaw nya din magworry si Manang.

“No Manang. Si Maya talaga. Gusto din daw nya maranasan yun honeymoon sa yacht so since you are also here at may iba pa namang rooms, we also might as well have another honeymoon here.”

He smiled and was relieved.

Ang galing niyang magpalusot.

Manang Fe seemed to accept his alibi, este, reason.

“Ay kung sinabi mo agad eh di sana di ka na kumuha ng isa pang yate para ihatid kayo dito. Sabay sabay na sana tayo kanina.”

Nakalusot siya kay Manang Fe but definitely, lagot siya kay Maya, who was already angry at him.

Pumasok na ulit sa room sina Manang Fe.

Ricky was talking to Joma then he turned to Maya with his beaming smile kasi una – hindi nagalit si Manang Fe, pangalawa – he would be able to guard Mang Nasty and last but definitely not the least, he and his wife would have their ‘you and me time’ in the yacht.

But Maya wasn’t smiling. Her eyebrows were furrowed, lips in a thin line, eyes also in slits na parang yun kay Ricky na, nostrils flared.

Tiger o kaya lion mode na si Maya.

They entered a room.

“Sweetheart…”

“Wag mo akong kakausapin Ricardo! Hindi ka na nahiya kina Manang. Ako pa talaga ang ginawa mong dahilan.”

“Sweetheart I couldn’t think of any reason. Magtatampo yun si Manang kapag nalaman niya yun mga iniisip ko kanina.”

She just stared at him, arms crossed.

“Atasaka sweetheart, we could really have our ‘you and me time’ here. Bihira to. You and me, Manang and Mang Anastacio. This opportunity doesn’t happen everyday so let’s enjoy it.”

He was wriggling his eyebrows.

He was also very careful in reasoning out with his oftentimes unreasonable wife.

“You get what I’m leading to, sweetheart?”

“Hindi! Ang alam ko lang eh, get out. Get out ka na Ricardo! Naaasar ako sa’yo!”

“But Sweetheart… How about our you and me time?”

“Walang you and me time! Mag alone time ka na lang.”

Asar talaga si Maya so Ricky didn’t have a choice but to go out their room.

Papalamigin muna nya ang ulo ng asawa niya.

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He found Mang Nasty with Joma on the upper deck staring at the moon.

He joined them.

“Hay ang hirap talagang suyuin ni Maya.”

“Parang ganun din si Felicidad. Ayaw ng may katabi sa kama? Pinalabas ako.”

Ricky chuckled at the lonely state they are in now.

“Ser, Mang Anastacio mabuti pa kumain na lang tayo ng balut.”

“Wag na Joma. We wouldn’t need extra strength tonight anyway.”

“Ah di eto na lang Ser.”

Joma handed them assorted kinds of hopia he brought as snacks.

With a deep sigh, Ricky got one and proceeded to eat the hopia.

A/N Once in a blue moon na lang nga ata ang honeymoon nina Manang, eh nangistorbo pa si Ricky.