Desperate Moves : A Carlo-Amor Crossover with Richard and Maya (Part 10)

Carlo drove to Amor Powers’ house.

He didn’t mind if he was just in his sleepwear.

All he was concerned of was to see Amor and make sure that she was safe.

The dream he had was so real that he can’t shake off his mind the lifeless body of the woman, named Maya dela Rosa who looked exactly like Amor.

He didn’t know her house but some unseen force led him to drive right into her exact address.

The moment he arrived, he hurriedly went out of his car and furiously rang the doorbell.

A guard opened the gate.

“Sir ano po ang kailangan nyo?”

“Pwede kong makausap si Miss Powers? It is very important. Please tell her that Carlo Asuncion is looking for her.”

“Ay sir madaling araw na po. Tulog na po si Ms. Powers.”

“Please. Kailangan ko lang malaman na okay siya.”

“Sir, papagalitan po ako kung iistorbohin ko si Ms. Powers.”

“I’ll take the blame. She knows me. Please. Nakikiusap ako.”

Another guard joined.

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Unknown to them, Amor Powers was actually awake for she was also unable to sleep.

She heard the commotion by her gate as she was at her veranda the moment Carlo parked his car.

She didn’t know that it was him so she just left her guards to deal with her unexpected visitor.

There were only two persons who could have visited her at that time and it couldn’t be Carlo. He doesn’t know where she lives.

It might be the governor, Eduardo Buenavista or his brother Diego Buenavista.

These two have been visiting her to ask favors for their business and political bid even in unholy hours for she ignores them during office hours.

The governor was trying to use his charm to make Amor agree in supporting his reelection bid. He was a former lover of Amor.

His brother Diego on the other hand, was Amor’s former suitor. He also would like to ask help for his business.

Amor was fully aware that the Buenavista brothers wanted to be affiliated with her for their own interests.

She just allows them. She needed them anyway for her investments and she needs them for her planned vengeance.

Her deep thought was interrupted when she heard her butler Peter arguing with a very familiar voice .

“Kailangan kong makausap si Amor!”

“But Sir it is already 4 am and Ms. Powers is probably asleep.”

“Can someone just check on her. I just need to know that she’s okay.”

Carlo’s voice sounded desperate.

“Sir…”

Then from the terrace of her home…

“Peter, let him in. He is a very good friend of mine.”

The moment Carlo heard Amor’s voice from her veranda, a wave of relief swept over him.

“Sir pasok na po kayo. Sorry I was just following Ms. Amor’s instructions.”

“I understand.”

Peter led Carlo in the house while Amor hurriedly donned a robe to meet her unexpected visitor.

She met Carlo already in her living room being escorted by Peter and 2 guards.

She dismissed Peter and then her guards and asked to be left alone with Carlo.

His face registered relief yet the trace of fear was still evident.

“Carlo what brings you here at this time? Napakalate na. Or should I say napakaaga…”

Then without saying anything Carlo just hugged her very tight wanting to feel her against him, wanting to be assured that she was indeed alive and safe in his arms.

As they broke the embrace, she gazed at his face and tried to ease the worry and fear etched on it by caressing his cheeks with one hand then the other was on his shoulder easing the tension.

As he was staring directly at her eyes, she saw something else. She saw the desire that has been brewing for quite sometime which she tried to ignore.

Then Amor was caught off guard when Carlo suddenly crashed his mouth on hers, giving her a scorching kiss. He coaxed her to respond and then she did. This went on for a few seconds until both of them were gasping for air.

As they disengaged, he searched her face to see any signs of anger, protest and disdain, but there was none.

“Amor… sorry…”

But before he could continue she gave him a deep kiss conveying the message that she wasn’t mad at what he did.

She held his hands and led him to her own bedroom.

Both were silent, neither of them saying anything. They just went on with whatever they are feeling at the moment. Both of them decided to give in to what’s gonna happen and refusing to back out from it.

Carlo and Amor made sweet, passionate love at that wee hours of the morning.

They explored each other, discovered the depths of their being.

And as they reached their ultimate goal, both uttered at the same time….

“Richard!”

“Maya!”

Both froze at the names they blurted out.

Fear suddenly registered in their eyes but Carlo readily embraced Amor. He wanted her to feel secure.

They will talk about whoever Richard or Maya was but not this time.

All he wanted was Amor in his arms.

That was all that mattered for now.

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A/N. Nadelay yung update nito. Sorry. I vowed to finish AOUH muna then tuloy tuloy na to.

Yan lang ang kaya kong spg scenes so please don’t expect. 😁 I am very sure that your imagination could compensate for the lack of those kind of scenes in my stories. Kayo pa! 😁

So again, please follow @CarMorOfficial in twitter for #CarMor updates.

Follow kcrica.wordpress.com to reminisce naman our most loved bcwmh.

Good vibes and good day everyone!

Angel of our Hearts 15

Maya’s eyes automatically welled with tears upon seeing Ricky.

“Who knows how long I’ve loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will

For if I ever saw you
I didn’t catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we’re together
Love you when we’re apart

And when at last I find you
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do endear you to me
Oh, you know I will
I will.”

Ricky was singing while playing the piano.

She never knew that he could sing and play and she never imagined that he would do it for her in front of many people.

He was staring at her lovingly that Maya had to fight the urge to run to him and wrap her arms around him and give him a kiss.

They were in the middle of the stage and many parents were there.

When the song ended, Ricky stood up and approached Maya.

The kids started singing the song again while he was now in front of Maya.

Even some of the parents in the audience joined in singing as they were moved by what was happening before their very eyes.

Ricky held Maya’s hands and guided her to stand.

“Ricky… paano mo nagawa to?”

He just smiled at her then fished something out of his pocket before kneeling.

Maya’s heart was beating fast in anticipation of what was happening.

The moment Ricky kneeled, she was already sure of what’s going on.

“Maya the first time I ever laid my eyes on you, I am already sure that you are very special, that you will have a very important role in my life. You have captured my heart the moment I saw you and Luke. Years have passed and my love for you remained the same, stronger even. I want to be with you forever, to build a life together. I am praying that you want that too.”

Ricky was also nervous while doing this. He had been practicing the most important speech of his life. He had revised it many times but ended up deciding that he will just go with what he feels. He would just pour his heart out.

He continued.

“Maya, will you marry me?”

Maya was so overwhelmed that she was unable to speak.

She couldn’t believe that her Richard, her Ricky followed her. And he was kneeling in front of her and proposing.

It took her a few seconds before giving her reply.

With tears already flowing down her cheeks…

“Yes Ricky I will marry you. Yes. I want to be your wife.”

The crowd were all cheering, some of the parents and co-workers of Maya were even teary eyed.

Then Ricky slowly stood up. He held her face tenderly the kissed her forehead, the tip of her nose and was about to kiss her lips when Maya shyly whispered to him…

“Ricky may mga bata.”

Ricky smiled.

He anticipated this already and was ready for it.

“Kids….”

Then on cue all the kids covered their eyes while their parents were laughing at their synchronized gesture.

Right that moment, Ricky took the chance to kiss Maya on her lips.

As they broke the kiss, everyone stood up and applauded the couple. They were clapping their hands and shouting their best wishes to the couple.

That was when Maya realized that seated together with Emman were her Ate Cris, Kuya Jeff, Cho and she was so surprised to see Ricky’s parents Roberto and Esmeralda and also best friends Celeste and Ryan. Even his secretary Liza was there.

She was so happy that she hugged Ricky and cried on his chest.

“Ricky naman. Sobra sobra naman tong ginawa mo.”

“Hey mababasa na shirt ko. Dapat pala nagdala ako ng towel. Ang iyakin mo talaga.”

She pinched him slightly and whispered while still in his arms.

“Ikaw kasi eh. Grabe ka magpakilig. At grabe naman ang paghahanda mo.”

“Of course I want what’s best for you.”

Then while still embracing her, he took the opportunity to thank everyone involved in his elaborate proposal.

“Thank you Inah, thank you Cris, Jeff, Cho, Emman, Celeste, Ryan, Liza, Ma, Pa and to all the parents and school staff here. Thank you kids for helping Tito Ricky in singing for your Teacher Maya.”

Maya wasn’t aware that after their 2nd Skype session, Ricky already planned on following her.

It meant that during all their succeeding online chats, he was actually already in Dubai and was preparing for his proposal.

With the help of Jeff, who was friends with some of Maya’s coworkers, they were able to practice with the kids without Maya’s knowledge.

It was easy because the kids loved Maya so much and they also wanted to surprise her.

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After the proposal, Ricky and Maya joined the celebration of the kids and teachers which they usually do during the closing ceremony of the school year.

They stayed for a few minutes. Ricky got a glimpse of how everyone loved Maya especially the kids. Even the parents knew her and loved her.

Maya was very good with kids. This was one of her qualities that endeared her to him.

The couple said their goodbyes after a few minutes. They will be joining their families and friends.

Their friends, Ryan, Celeste and Emman already went ahead of the couple together with Liza, Ricky’s parents and Maya’s family.

They proceeded to the restaurant at the hotel they’ve been using for the past few days that they were in Dubai.

Ricky asked Liza to arrange everything from the accommodations and plane tickets for their stay in Dubai.

Liza had reserved a table for them at the restaurant where they will be having lunch after the proposal.

When Ricky shared with them his intention of following Maya and proposing to her, they all knew that it would make Maya very happy and feel very special.

Everyone was excited and happy for Ricky and Maya and they easily agreed to accompany Ricky to Dubai as he was about to propose to the woman he loves so much.

Doc Ryan and Doc Celeste and even Emman readily took a leave from their work just to be able to celebrate this very special moment with the couple.

Roberto and Esmeralda Lim were so supportive that they even shouldered all expenses for the accommodations and plane tickets even Ricky didn’t ask them to. They coordinated with Liza on this.

The couple arrived shortly and joined them for lunch.

“Ricky, I must admit but you beat your papa in what you did right there. Aba! I didn’t even know you could sing at maganda pala boses mo.”

“Ma, you’re embarrassing me.”

“No. It’s true di ba Maya? Atsaka dagdag, what do they call that? Ah pogi points. Am I right Maya?”

“Ah eh opo. Sobrang nadagdagan ng kumanta at tumugtog siya.”

“See what I meant son?”

They were all laughing at mama Esmeralda’s quips at Ricky’s expense.

Emman joined.

“Alam mo Bessie, I was literally jumping with joy ng tumawag si Doc Ricky and he shared his plans. Ang saya saya ko for both of you. Alam nyo naman. Ako ang earliest witness sa pagmahahalan ng dalawang to. I knew it. Mahal na mahal ni Doc Ricky si Bessie noon pa man.”

Richard just smiled as he remembered his earlier encounters with Maya and her son Luke.

“Tama ka Emman. At eto si Ricky, aba halos matulog na sa hospital noon para lang makasama palagi sina Maya.” Ryan added.

“Nothing beats this. Ricky actually stood me up sa isang dinner with a friend he set up for me. He was supposed to be my chaperon. Aba hindi sumipot at pinagsolo ba naman ako at yun pala was the time he first met Maya and Luke accidentally.”

Maya was surprised learning these things.

“Yun sa taxi ba yun Ricky?” Maya asked.

He smiled at her and admitted it.

“Naku Maya before he met you lagi lang yan nakahospital attire or yun kanyang boring wardrobe. When he met you akalain mo naglevel up yun damit ni Ricky. Maporma. Oh well gwapo at maporma naman talaga tong kaibigan ko kahit na anong isuot nya but he took effort to really look good. Nagpasalon pa nga yan.” Ryan was teasing his friend.

“Hey brod, you’re exaggerating. Di ako pumupunta sa salon.”

Tawanan sila.

“Yan naman si Maya, kaya pala hindi pinapansin kung sino sino na ang ipakilala namin. Ayun naman pala, si Doc Ricky ang very special person sa puso nya.”

“Ate Cris. Wala namang laglagan.” Maya pleaded.

“Naku bunso eh totoo naman yun sinasabi ko. Atsaka may lagi kang pinaghahandaan na araw, magluluto ka, magsisimba tapos magkukulong sa kwarto. Ewan ko kung ano ang ginagawa mo sa kwarto. Birthday pala ni Doc Ricky yun mga araw na yun.”

“Ate Cris!”

Ricky was so amused and happy to learn that Maya didnt forget him too.

Sumabat si Emman.

“My God Bessie! Alam kong may picture ka ni Doc Ricky tapos nagkukulong ka sa kwarto? Siguro you’re fantasizing about him. Yiiiiiii!!!!”

Namula si Maya.

“Emman!!!!”

Ricky gathered a very embarrassed, blushing Maya in his arms.

“Hey guys tama na at baka mapikon si Maya magbackout pa to.” Ricky asked them to stop teasing her.

“Naku hinding hindi yan magbabackout Doc Ricky. She wouldn’t do that. Crush na crush ka rin kaya nyan ni Bessie kahit nung earlier days pa lang. Kilig na kilig kapag bumibisita ka sa kwarto ni Luke.” Emman added.

“Really Maya?” Ricky asked Maya who was still blushing but trying to maintain a cool, brave, unaffected front.

“Lahat naman may crush sa’yo sa hospital. Normal lang yun.”

“Anong normal Mayabels eh halos matanggal na yun arms ko sa kakahila mo tuwing dumadalaw si Doc sa apartment. My poor arms! Biktima ng kilig ni Bessie. Pasalamat ka doctor ang love of your life at madali nya akong mabibigyan ng prosthetic arms if ever naputol nga yun arms ko.”

“Emman I hate you. Akala ko best friend kita.”
“I love you Bessie!”

Mas inasar pa nya lalo si Maya.

Cho who was just listening to all of their banters blurted out.

“Tita Maya, si Tito Ricky pala yun nasa story mo? Yun doctor na gumamot sa heart ng mommy ng nawala yun baby nya? Yun sinasabi mong mukhang prince na singkit na doctor?” Cho innocently asked.

Maya couldn’t speak.

She could deny what Emman was saying but never what Cho said. Hiyang hiya na siya to the amusement of Ricky.

“Uy bunso sagutin mo si Cho.”

“Ah eh… oo Cho. Si Tito Ricky nga yun.” She answered as she buried her face in Ricky’s chest in embarrassment.

“Hey guys enough na talaga.” Ricky requested with finality.

“Nakakakilig naman kayong dalawa. Naku Ricky ang swerte swerte mo. Nakakainggit kayo.” Celeste joined in.

“Don’t worry Celeste. Bukas mamamasyal tayo dito sa Dubai.” Si Ryan.

“Sabi ko na nga ba, kayong dalawa rin naman sa huli.” Ricky teased his best friends, relieved that the attention was on them now.

“Hoy Richard! Kung biro man yan, hindi ka nakakatuwa!” Celeste replied.

“Hindi ko naman yan idadate Ricky. Mamamasyal kami sa Dubai para maghanap ng possible lovelife nya. Akala nyo ako? No way!”

“Isa pa Ryan ha!”

They all enjoyed their lunch as they celebrated the couple.

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Richard’s parents Roberto and Esmeralda, Ryan, Celeste and even Liza already went back to the Philippines after a week of stay in Dubai.

Emman returned to Canada as well.

They visited famous tourist destinations in the area after Richard’s proposal with Maya as their tour guide.

They wanted to stay longer but they have work and they also wanted to give the couple time for themselves.

Maya was very happy to learn that Ricky extended their stay for a month.

He knows that Maya would love to stay longer for her family and friends. He, on the other hand also wanted to enjoy their time together, far from work.

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They were now at Maya’s house watching TV after a tiring day visiting famous places.

“You mean hindi mo pa napupuntahan ang mga lugar na yun?”

“Hindi. Wala naman akong time. Atsaka wala naman akong hilig sa mga pasyal pasyal.”

“Really? Alam ko you love travelling. O baka naman ayaw mo kasi hindi mo ako kasama?”

“Ay ang yabang mo Ricky! Pero sige, tama ka naman. Mas masaya mamasyal kapag kasama ka.”

“Mamasyal lang?”

“Siyempre masaya gawin ang lahat ng bagay kapag kasama ka.”

“Like?”

“Yun ganito, kahit simpleng panonood ng TV, simpleng kwentuhan. Masaya kapag kasama kita Ricky.”

She stared at him lovingly.

Ricky smiled and held her face, slowly laying his lips on hers, kissing her slowly, tenderly. Maya responded by following his lead.

Then their kisses turned urgent and demanding. Maya’s body vibrated with heat and anticipation from what Ricky is doing to her.

His lips are now travelling down her collarbone and shoulders and Maya was lost.

She allowed him. She was his. He was about to unbutton her blouse when they heard her Kuya Jeff’s car.

Her sister’s family arrived from their appointment with the doctor.

Maya and Ricky quickly fixed themselves while trying to recover from the kisses they shared.

“Sorry Maya. I got carried away. Sorry.”

Ricky was still breathing heavily.

She held his face and gave her a swift yet tender kiss on his lips.

“Ano ka ba! Bakit nagsosorry ka? Di naman ako galit. Parehas naman tayong nadala eh. Okay lang yun Ricky. I love you.”

“I love you so much Maya.”

Then he gave her another kiss on her lips which started to turn passionate again as the front door opened and they quickly disengaged from each other.

“Oh bunso nandito pala kayo ni Ricky? Kumain na kayo? Oh bakit ganyan ang hitsura nyong dalawa?”

“Ah eh nanonood kasi kami ng horror film.”

“Aynaku bunso magpapalusot ka pa. Matanda na kayo at hindi naman ako nanay na magbabawal sa inyo. Atsaka wag ka ngang pademure dyan. May anak ka na no! Binata na nga dapat si Luke. Eto talaga!”

“Kute!!!”

Ricky was amused with the way Cris talks to Maya.

She’s very frank and very realistic too.

But he has to leave and allow Maya to spend her last few days in Dubai with her family.

He will have her for himself anyway when they return to the Philippines.

Finally!

After 10 long months of missing them on TV, our most loved Ricky / Serchief and Maya will finally be together in the Lipswak segment of “It’s Showtime” tomorrow, September 26, 2015, as what Sir Vaughnic tweeted.

We’ve waited for so long just to see them together again. This short segment in ‘It’s Showtime’ is already a reason for us to be happy. Who knows they might have a new show, or the BCWMH continuation soon.

This is an opportunity for us to show how much we missed Ricky and Maya, Jodi and Richard or as the roles they play now, Carlo and Amor, together.

Let’s all show our support so that they will be aware that we are still waiting for the best magical love team to be back on TV in a daily basis.

If you’re on twitter, please use these

JoChardLipSwak
#ShowtimeKapamilyaDay

Thanks guys!

I’ll post Angel 15 tomorrow. Di ko natapos. Overwhelmed lang sa news.

Good vibes and kapit bisig! 😊😊😊

Angel of our Hearts 14

Ricky and Maya were having their Skype session.

It’s Maya’s second day after her return to Dubai.

“Alam mo ba yun estudyante ko si Abby, ang lambing nya. Tapos binigyan nya ako ng drawing. Goodbye gift nya.Tingnan mo Ricky.”

Abby had a drawing of Maya and a guy giving her a bunch of flowers.

Ricky’s expression changed and his brows furrowed.

“And who is that guy giving you flowers?”

“Si Lance yan Ricky. Kaklase ni Abby. Every morning kasi he gives me flowers. Ang sweet din na bata. At bakit ganyan ang hitsura mo? Don’t tell me pati sa bata nagseselos ka.”

Then she giggled.

“Malay ko ba na bata yan. He’s tall.”

“Ricky bata din yun nagdrawing nyan. Wag ka nga.”

“Hmp malay ko ba. Baka may teacher who’s giving you flowers.”

“Ricky wala po and for the past five years na magkahiwalay tayo, wala man lang nangligaw or nagbigay ng flowers sakin.”

“You’re just saying that.”

“Totoo nga. No one courted me.”

“Sa ganda mong yan? Nobody courted you? I don’t believe you. Baka naman marami at di mo lang nahalata. Or baka malabo ang mata ng mga lalaki dyan.”

“I never allowed anyone to court me. Alam nilang hindi ako available. Sabi ko kasi may mahal na ako.”

“Hmmm? Hindi ka available? At sino naman yun maswerteng mahal mo na yan?”

He just raised his brows while waiting for her to reply. He was excitedly anticipating her response even though he already knows whom she pertains to.

“Si Luke. Sino pa ba? Akala mo ikaw no?”

She was teasing him. It felt more comfortable to tease him while he’s away kasi she could easily leave the front of the laptop whenever she felt herself blushing or getting overly giddy with kilig at his quips.

“Sus idinamay mo pa si Luke. Nahiya ka pang umamin. But seriously, nobody courted you talaga?”

“Wala nga sabi. It’s all work and family for me here. Sina Cho, Ate Cris at Kuya Jeff lang ang
kasama ko on my spare time. I didn’t like going out on dates. Hindi naman ako mag-eenjoy.”

“Bakit naman?”

“Kasi nga ayoko. Atsaka it would be unfair for them kasi alam ko naman na I won’t like anyone else. There is no one who could replace the one I left in the Philippines.”

“Really? So balak mo pa palang tumandang dalaga kung di mo na ako nakita muli?”

“At bakit ka naman nasali sa usapan? Wala naman akong sinabing ikaw yun ah.”

She again laughed as she teased him.

“Maya!!!”

“Nakakatuwa ang hitsura mo Ricky. O sige na nga, ikaw na yun sinasabi ko. Sino pa nga ba?”

He gave her his beaming smile, obviously enjoying what she said that even his already chinky-eyes turned into smaller slits as he smiled.

“So alam na nila that you’re leaving? How did they take it?”

“Oo nakapagpaalam na ako. They were sad siyempre but when I told them about you, about us, tuwang tuwa sila for me. They supported me. May despedida party pa nga daw na inihanda next week.”

“You mean hanggang next week ka pa? I won’t allow that! Di ba sabi mo 5 days ka lang. That’s too much already!”

“Ricky kalma ka nga. Nakiusap kasi sila. Tapos na rin naman kasi yun school year kaya nakiusap sila na mag attend na ako ng closing ceremony. A few more days lang naman yun extension ng pagstay ko dito. Dun na din yun despedida sakin. Ang mga bata kasi Ricky, they want to see me as they sing at the program. Okay lang naman yun di ba? Ten days lang then solong solo na kita at solong solo mo na rin ako.”

She felt giddy at what she said. She could imagine herself with Ricky.

She’s excited to be with him finally and if he asks her to marry him, she would readily say yes. She wanted to start a family with him already.

“Hmp ang tagal pa. I miss you.”

“Ricky second day ko pa lang dito atsaka naguusap naman tayo. Ganito. Kahapon nga magkausap na tayo tapos ngayon naman. Parang nagkikita lang naman tayo nito.”

“But it’s different from having you here where I could wrap my arms around you. I could kiss you and whisper words in your ear. Its different from being able to caress you and nibble your ear… ”

She was getting goosebumps at what he was saying.

“Tumigil ka nga Ricky! Ikaw talaga!”

“What?!? I’m just stating the big difference of not having you by my side.”

“Eeehh wag ka nga. Kinikilabutan ako sa mga sinasabi mo.”

“Kinikilabutan or kinikilig? You want that too di ba?”

“Ricky!!!”

The two continued their Skype session which usually lasted for several hours. They never run out of topics and they never get tired of talking to each other and teasing each other.

Maya, with the approval of Ricky, decided to stay until the closing ceremony of the preschool where she works.

As much as she wanted to be with Ricky now, they both decided that she owes her employers a lot for giving her a very good job and formally finishing the school year is a small effort for her to show them her gratitude.

The kids would definitely love seeing her too while they do their usual closing program which also includes showcasing the kids’ talents.

Every year Maya would be in charge of the songs the kids will be singing. They practice with her. Maya being so good with kids enjoys doing it a lot. It’s like playing for them.

Ricky agreed that Maya should be there for the kids. He knows how she loves them.

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“Ms. Maya the parents are so excited with our program. Ang dami nilang manonood ngayon. Siguro alam na din nila that you’ll be leaving. You know these parents, favorite ka nila. They will certainly miss you.”

“Naku Ms. Ina mamimiss ko din kayong lahat, yung mga bata, yun mga parents nila na mababait at siyempre kayo na mga katrabaho ko. Salamat sa lahat ha!”

“Oh Maya. We will miss you.”

The two colleagues hugged each other.

“Miss Maya someone is in the visitors area to see you.”

Their guard informed her.

“Sino daw po?”

“Ayaw pong sabihin eh. Surprise daw.”

“Kuya naman. I hate surprises alam mo naman yan di ba? Naku sino kaya to. Maguumpisa pa naman na ang program.”

Maya followed the guard.

She was just approaching the couch where her visitor was waiting when…

“Bessie!!!”

“Emman!!!”

The best friends hugged each other.

“Anong ginagawa mo dito Emman?”

“Ay parang ayaw mo akong makita Maya?”

“Ang arte mo Emman! Siyempre gusto. Biglaan kasi.”

“Siyempre it’s your special day Maya dela Rosa dapat nandito ako.”

“Sus despedida ko lang atsaka ayoko nga na alalahanin na last day ko na dito. Mamimiss ko yun mga bata.”

“Aynaku bessie sige go na at baka you’ll start the program already. I’ll just watch there sa auditorium.”

“Sige Emman ha! Thank you so much Bessie! Kwentuhan galore mamaya!”

Then she kissed and hugged Emman again before she proceeded to where the kids were excitedly waiting for their program to start.

Emman joined the audience in the auditorium.

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The program started. The first part was the awarding for the kids’ performance in school.

Everyone received different awards and the kids were so happy being called on stage with their parents as they were given a medal and a gift from the school.

Maya and the rest of the teachers were so proud of the kids.

The second part was where they showcased the kids’ talents.

Everyone participated. Each kid was asked to sing, dance, do storytelling and some even played some instruments.

Maya’s heart swelled with pride as she watched the kids’ performance. They were part of her life here in Dubai.

She also missed Luke while watching them.

Luke used to sing and dance too.

She was getting teary-eyed remembering her son.

After the last number of the kids, they swarmed around Maya and asked her to sit at a chair in the middle of the stage.

She knows that this was their despedida surprise for her. She was anticipating it already but she hoped that they would do it not in front of many people. She was not used to being the center of attention.

Then she heard Miss Ina speak…

“Today we are saying goodbye to our very own Teacher Maya who will be returning to the Philippines. We will really miss you Maya and everything you did for the school, for the kids. We hope you enjoy this special surprise we prepared for you.”

Then one by one the kids gave Maya flowers and some cards they did themselves.

The kids all gathered around her then she heard her favorite song being played in the piano.

She couldn’t see who was playing until he started to sing.

“Who knows how long i loved, you know i love you still, will i wait a lonely lifetime, if you want me to, i will.”

Yes, the guy playing and singing his heart out was the love of her life, Richard Lim. 😊😍

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A/N The last scene with the kids and the Beatle’s song “I Will” was inspired by a scene in the film “Love Affair” of Annette Bening and Warren Beatty.

Two chapters to go then finally it’s the end of Angel in our Hearts. I enjoyed writing this one.

Thank you everyone for following the story and for all your comments and encouraging words. Thank you for taking time in joining me in coping with the loss of our fave TV couple Maya and Ricky, by doing fanfics of them.

Yes stories become more interesting by just naming the main characters Ricky and Maya. It’s inexplicable why even their names give a sense of ‘kilig’. Iba talaga sila!

Good vibes and God bless! 😊😊😊

Angel of our Hearts 13

“Celeste sigurado kang si Ricky ang nagpabili nito?”

At the table were various platters of food – noodles, pasta, kakanin, salad, pizza, barbecue, chicken, salad and many more. It could actually feed the whole hospital staff.

“Oo nga. Tinawagan ako ni Liza kanina. Pinadeliver raw ni Ricky. On the way na raw dito at gusto niya tayong makita at makausap.”

“Hmmm at ano kayang nakain non? Sinaniban ata ng mabait na espiritu.”

“Kapag narinig ka Ryan lagot ka. Whatever it is, I’m glad at mukhang okay si Ricky today.”

“Of course I’m just kidding. Alam mo namang mahal na mahal ko ang kaibigan natin. Liza what’s the occasion?”

“Hindi naman sinabi Doc. Nagpabili lang siya nyan. Yun ibat ibang department nadalhan ko na rin. Parang fiesta nga.”

“Oh my God! Baka despedida to ni Ricky para sa sarili nya. Liza nagbabalak bang umalis Ricky?”

“Wala naman po siyang nababanggit doc. Wag naman po sana.”

They were still chatting when then door opened and Richard came in with a beaming smile.

Three pairs of eyes were staring back at him totally bewildered.

He laughed at them.

“O bakit ganyan ang mga hitsura nyo?”

Celeste went near Ricky and felt his forehead.

“Okay naman Ryan. Wala namang lagnat.”

Richard chuckled again.

“Eh Ricky, what’s this? Bakit may fiesta?” Dr. Ryan couldn’t control it anymore so he asked.

“This is my peace offering to you guys for being a jerk for the past years. It’s also a way of thanking you for your patience.”

The two smiled and Celeste hugged Richard.

“Awwww… He’s back!! We missed you Ricky.”

“I missed myself too guys. I missed my old self.”

Then his phone rang. He answered.

“Paakyat ka na? Sige see you. Love you.”

Ryan and Celeste exchanged glances. Then Ryan blurted out…

“Aba kaya naman pala good mood eh kasi in love. Finally you’ve moved on.”

Richard just smiled and shook his head.

“Teka lang. Babalik ako.”

The three were left curious of who could have caused Ricky’s happy disposition now.

The moment the door opened, Ricky and Maya stepped in.

Ricky’s hand were on Maya’s waist.

“Oh my God it’s Maya!”

Celeste couldn’t contain herself that she immediately hugged Maya.

Celeste was even teary-eyed.

“Kaya naman pala napakasaya ni Ricky. Maya it’s so good to see you. Thank you for putting back that smile in our friend’s face.”

The two best friends of Doc Ricky were really happy for him.

“Good morning Doc Celeste, Doc Ryan.”

Maya was overwhelmed with the love and acceptance they showed her despite what she did.

“Where have you been Maya?”

“Sa Dubai ako nagtratrabaho Doc Celeste. Kumusta na kayo?”

“We’re good Maya. Etong si Ricky ang hindi. After you left wala ng social life yan, kahit lovelife. He keeps things to himself. Hindi na nga makausap eh. I’m really thankful na nandito ko. Had I known that it is you who would put that smile back on his face, sana hinanap na kita.” Doc Celeste answered her.

Doc Ryan added.

“Masungit yan Maya. Hindi mo na yan makitang tumawa o ngumiti man lang.”

“Hey guys kain na lang tayo. Kakarating lang ni Maya kung ano ano ang pinagsasabi nyo. Don’t mind them Maya.”

Maya and Richard enjoyed their simple lunch with Ricky’s best friends Celeste and Ryan.

It gave Maya a glimpse of how Ricky was when she left and she couldn’t help but regret what she did.

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After the visit to the hospital to meet Richard’s friends Ryan and Celeste, the two were on their way to his parents.

Maya was quiet.

“Hey okay ka lang? Mabait sina papa at mama. You don’t have to worry. They will love you Maya.”

Then he squeezed her hand.

“Ok naman ako Ricky.”

“Are you tired? Do you want to go home? You can meet mama and papa some other time if pagod ka na.”

“Ah eh. Hindi. Hindi naman ako pagod Ricky.”

She smiled at him.

“Bakit tahimik ka?”

“Wala naman.”

“Maya….”

“Yun sinabi nina Doc Celeste at Doc Ryan…”

“Don’t mind them. They’re just exaggerating. Alam mo naman yun dalawang yun.”

But she wasn’t convinced.

She was aware that Ricky became sad and hurt when she left.

He already told her that but learning from Celeste and Ryan that he even neglected his health, his friends, at times his work, she felt so guilty.

She was also hurt when she left but that paled in comparison to what she learned he went through.

He noticed that she was in deep thought.

He doesn’t want to ruin what they have now with her feelings of guilt.

He doesn’t want her blaming herself.

Whatever happened to them was nobody else’s fault.

Fate played a major part in it.

He stopped the car at the side of road and faced her but she tried to avoid his eyes as she was overcome with shame and guilt.

“Please look at me Maya.”

As she did so, he held her face and he kissed her forehead reverently.

“What’s important is you are here now with me Maya. I am very happy that you came back. The few days we had already banished all the years of sadness without you. I couldn’t ask for more. Dito ka lang masaya na ako.”

“Ako din Ricky. Masaya ako na magkasama na tayo. At pangako, hinding hindi na kita pakakawalan.”

He smiled, contented with what she said.

“I love that Maya. And since we are both happy siguro its better to let go of what already happened di ba? Let’s enjoy.”

“Yes Ricky I agree.”

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“Napakaganda naman pala talaga nito ni Maya kaya hinding hindi makalimutan ni Ricky.” Richard’s dad, Roberto commented.

“Naku Ricky katulad ka talaga ng papa mo. Kahit ako noon iniwan ko siya para magtrabaho sa US, hindi rin yan humanap ng iba. Alam mo Maya almost 9 years ako pero hinintay nya ako.”

They just finished having dinner and Richard’s parents already warmed up to Maya.

They even joked at the expense of their son.

“Naku ma, wag mong bibigyan ng idea si Maya. Baka umalis uli yan.”

“If she does, follow her. Ang hina hina naman ng anak mo Roberto.”

“Ma! Pa!”

They were enjoying each other’s company.

“So Maya you work in a preschool in Dubai?”

“Opo. I teach toddlers. Masaya makalaro ang mga bata.”

“Ah yes! Masaya talaga kapag may mga bata. It makes you feel like a kid too.”

“Opo atsaka di sila naauubusan ng kwento, di rin sila nauubusan ng tanong.”

Ricky was just watching Maya as she happily shared her experiences in her work.

“Naku hija, sabi ko nga dito kay Roberto eh dapat araw araw mag invite ng mga bata sa orphanage para naman maaliw kami. Ang lungkot kaya dito. Kaming dalawa lang ni Roberto.”

“Don’t worry darling, I’m sure we will have little apos soon, right Ricky? Right Maya?”

Maya blushed at what Richard’s father said.

Ricky, though amused, knows that Maya is not used to it so he hugged her.

“Ma! Pa! Kayo talaga. Tinakot nyo pa si Maya.”

“Aba Ricky we are not. You are both getting old. Atsaka I’m sure Maya wants to have kids na rin. She’s very good with kids.”

“Ma! Naku Maya pagpasensyahan mo na sina mama at papa. Palabiro talaga sila.”

Maya just smiled shyly.

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Ricky’s parents went to bed earlier and left the couple by themselves.

They were seated by the couch while watching a movie.

“Maya when will Ate Cris and Jeff go back to Dubai?”

“Next week na. Pero kailangan ko daw munang sumama sa kanila para ayusin yun pagresign ko sa trabaho at makuha na rin yun mga gamit ko. Okay lang ba yun sayo Ricky?”

“What? When will you be back?”

“Madali lang ako. Siyempre gusto kong makabalik agad. Mamimiss kita eh.”

“Can I accompany you?”

“Wag na Ricky. May trabaho ka. Madali lang naman ako. Atsaka kailangan ko rin namang magpaalam ng maayos sa mga boss ko doon.”

“Okay. Basta mabilis lang ha. At dapat araw araw maguusap tayo. You know how I am without you by my side.”

“I know kaya nga po madali lang ako. Gusto kong makasama na kita lagi.”

“I would love that Maya. I love you so much. Thank you for making me so happy.”

She embraced Ricky and snuggled closer to him.

Maya felt so secure in his arms.

Just like before when Ricky used to be with her, she felt that she now had someone to call her own, someone to take care of her.

She won’t feel alone now.

And she vowed to herself that she will do everything to make Ricky happy.

Love Will Lead You Back : A Carlo-Amor Crossover with Richard and Maya (Part 9)

Carlo dialed Amor’s number first thing in the morning.

“Hello Carlo. Napatawag ka. I’m impressed. You really start your day very early.”

Carlo hasn’t slept the entire evening that the moment the first ray of sunrise shone on his window, he dialled Amor’s number.

“Oh I’m sorry Amor. Did I wake you up?”

He felt embarrassed all of a sudden when he glanced at his watch on top of his bedside table and it showed that it was just five in the morning. He forgot that sunrise is early in Benguet.

“Yes you did but it is nice to wake up hearing your voice. It energizes me, makes my day alive and brighter.”

Then she giggled.

He felt hot all of a sudden despite the very cold weather in his hometown.

Amor could be playful, naughty and such a tease but he knows that’s just it.

He shouldn’t put more meaning to it. Not now when the mystery of Maya dela Rosa is haunting him.

“Hey Carlo nandyan ka pa ba? I was just joking. I know its sad and empty there and I’m just trying to make you smile.”

“No Amor. It’s okay. I just checked the time. Maaga pa nga pala. I’m so sorry I disturbed you.”

“Walang problema. I’m about to get up anyway. So kumusta na kayo dyan? How is your nanay?”

“She’s still coping pero naaawa ako sa kanya. Sanay siya to have tatay around. Magkasama kasi sila sa lahat ng bagay.”

“Kakayanin nya yan Carlo basta nasa tabi ka nya. You really should bring her with you here in Punta Verde. So teka nga pala, why did you call? You need something ba aside from hearing my voice?”

“Ah eh Amor, I was just returning your call. Why did you call kanina?”

“Huh? I didn’t.”

“Yes you did around 3 am. I took the call but you sounded different. Tapos binaba mo na agad. When I called you back, your phone was turned off already.”

“No Carlo, I didn’t.”

“Oh. Baka nga you just accidentally dialled my number.”

“Ikaw Carlo ha! You missed me that much na at kung ano ano na ang naiisip mo.”

“You’re funny Amor.”

“I’m just trying to lighten your mood. Medyo I could sense kasi that something is bothering you. Maybe I could help?”

“Ah wala naman. Malungkot lang at namimiss si tatay.”

He indeed missed his tatay but the real reason why he was bothered was Maya dela Rosa and her resemblance to Amor and why did she call him and address his as Richard and tell him to come back to her.

“Masasanay ka rin Carlo. When you get busy with work, you will forget the pain. That worked for me.”

“Yes it would but it won’t leave at all especially when you get reminded of it even in small things. The pain of losing tatay will never leave me.”

“Yes. I know. It’s just like love. Two persons destined to be together will always find their way back to each other despite distance, despite time. Love will lead them back to each other no matter how long it takes.”

Amor couldn’t stop herself from saying what she just blurted out. Its like someone wanted her to say those words.

But Carlo answered…

“Yes Amor I am sure of that. Soulmates will always find each other. Do you think we are soulmates Amor?”

She was taken aback.

“Ikaw talaga, palabiro ka rin eh.”

“No Amor I’m serious. I mean these little accidental meetings, me being so drawn to you, we click, we get along. Its seems so….”

Amor cut him off…

“Familiar?”

“Yes it is. Do you feel that too?”

“Baka naman nagkataon lang Carlo. Maliit lang ang Punta Verde. Di malayong magkita tayo.”

“Maybe. Sige Amor I won’t take much of your time. I’m sure you are a very busy person.”

“Okay Carlo. Say hi to everybody from me especially to Nanay Fe.”

As soon as they ended the call, Amor checked her called numbers and Carlo was right. She indeed called him at 3:05 in the morning.

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“Hindi ako iiwanan ni Richard. Nangako siya Lino.”

“Maya maghanda ka na. Pupuntahan natin yun bangkay ni Richard. Iwanan na muna natin si Rico sa Lola nya.”

Maya prepared to go with Lino to retrieve Richard’s remains.

Nanay Teresita pitied her daughter.

She and Richard just got married a year ago and they just had their son Rico.

Richard was a leader of the Filipino soldiers battling the Spanish troops.

He was unfortunately killed trying to defend the civilians who were being maltreated by the Spanish troops.

Maya lost the will to live when her husband died.

Every single night she went to bed crying, longing for her husband.

Nanay Teresita was there for her.

Whenever her daughter couldn’t do her role as mother to Rico, she would take over.

She knows that her daughter’s fragile heart couldn’t take the loss of the most important person for her.

She would lock herself in her room and get busy writing letters and looking at photographs of her husband.

Then one night, Nanay Teresita decided to bring her food inside her room for she refused to eat the whole day.

She saw atop her daughter’s table the pictures and the letters.

Her heart was crushed but not as much as when she found the lifeless body of her daughter Maya.

Nanay Teresita’s scream was heard at the dead of the night.

“Maya!!!!!”

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“Maya!!!!”

Carlo woke up in cold sweat, heart pounding and facing a very upset Cecilia.

“Walanghiya ka Carlo! Sinong Maya! Kaya pala ni hindi ka tumatawag sa akin. Ni ayaw mo akong tabihan! Walanghiya ka!”

She was already hitting her boyfriend, Carlo.

He was still recovering from his vivid disturbing dream that he didn’t even notice that Cecilia was with him in his room.

Carlo just arrived from Benguet and Cecilia visited him in his place.

She tried to make it up to him by preparing a special meal.

She wanted to make amends for her inability to even be with him during his tatay’s death.

Carlo accepted her peace offering. She was still his girlfriend anyway but he refused any chance of getting intimate with her.

Cecilia stood up, grabbed her bag and stormed out of Carlo’s room and out of his house in the middle of the night.

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Carlo couldn’t shake the image of the lifeless Maya dela Rosa from his mind.

He found himself getting worried of Amor.

A sense of panic engulfed him.

He grabbed his keys and drove towards the house of Amor Powers.

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A/N Cecilia is still needed to add spice to the story. Wag na muna nating isasako ha!✌

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Vague Clarity : A Carlo-Amor Crossover with Richard and Maya (Part 8)

“No Richard please don’t leave! We need you. Our son needs you. We can hide so they won’t know where you are. Please don’t go to that war.” She was pleading.

“But Maya our country needs me. I will be back as soon as the war is over. I love you and our son so much and I don’t want our son growing up in this kind of world. I need to do something to achieve that elusive peace.”

“I won’t be able to take it if may mangyari sa’yo. I will die Richard.”

“Don’t say that. Everything will be okay. No matter what happens I will be back. If I won’t find you here, I will search for you no matter what it takes, no matter how long it takes. I will be back for you my love.”

They shared a warm, tight embrace then Richard kissed his son who was sleeping in his mother’s arms.

He gathered his things then joined the group of men who will be embarking in the war.

Maya dela Rosa was left crying while holding their son.

Five days after..

“Maya! Maya!” Their friend Lino was shouting.

As soon as Maya opened their door, Lino handed Maya a very familiar bag. It was her husband’s bag.

“Maya wala na si Richard. Kasali siya sa mga sundalong nahuli at pinagbabaril ng kalaban. Nakuha na yun katawan nya. Kailangan mong sumama sakin para maiuwi dito ang labi ni Richard.”

“No! Hindi! Hindi ako iiwan ni Richard! Nangako siya sakin Lino. Nangako siya.”

Amor woke up in the middle of the night sweating, heart beating fast and also teary eyed from the dream she had.

She again dreamed of Richard Lim but this time the dream included a woman whose face was hidden from her. There was also a son.

If her previous dreams of Richard Lim was just him calling a certain Maya dela Rosa, the dream Amor just had showed that Richard had a wife and a son and he was killed in the war.

Amor was so affected that she couldn’t stop crying.

Her dreams of Richard Lim had been recurrent after he met Carlo Asuncion who looked exactly like the man in her dreams.

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Carlo was just about to go to bed after having a few drinks with Joma and their neighbors when he heard the subdued sobs of his Nanay Fe.

Worried that his mother might have been crying by herself, Carlo silently entered his mother’s room with the intention of comforting her.

He found Nanay Fe asleep but crying in her sleep. He went near her. He saw his mother holding a photograph so close to her heart.

His heart swelled to know how his nanay misses his tatay so much. It would definitely be hard for her to continue living without him.

He pulled up a blanket over her and she moved which caused the photograph she was holding to fall.

Richard retrieved it and got the shock of his life when he read the message at the back of the photograph.

“I will find you Richard, I will never stop. I love you with all my heart and soul. Please come back to me. – Maya dela Rosa (March 1890)”

With trembling fingers, he turned the photograph.

He held his breath and froze as he saw the picture of Maya dela Rosa.

Her doe-shaped sad eyes staring back at him.

He felt the cold wind and a shiver down his spine.

Now, Maya dela Rosa is not just some figment of his dream.

She really existed and his Nanay Fe definitely knows her.

This explains why she acted differently towards Amor.

Not wanting to upset his nanay, he returned the photograph to its original position in her hand.

He would ask her about it but not now, not after losing tatay Anastacio.

He doesn’t want to upset his nanay.

He left her room and slowly closed her door.

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It was already 3 in the morning when Carlo finally went to bed but sleep evaded him.

He couldn’t get the picture out of his mind.

It doesn’t make sense.

Are their family related to Maya dela Rosa?

Who is Maya dela Rosa?

Why does she invade his dreams and even his heart?

Then his musings were interrupted by a phone call.

He carefully hit the answer button not caring to know who called.

Then a strangled, pleading and very familiar voice was heard.

“Richard come back to me.”

Before he could even reply, the call ended and when he checked who the caller was, it was Amor Powers.

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A/N If you love CarMor (the fierce version of our dear Maya and Ricky😁), please follow @CarMorOfficial on Twitter.

I am still amazed why this LT still has the same effect despite just putting them together in pictures, memes, videos which our creative CarMor creators get from Ricky and Maya’s ongoing different projects. Magical and eerie for me too.

Good day and let’s continue to support them. I’m sure sooner or later they will again work together and continue giving the goodvibes we missed for nearly nine months now.