James was rushing towards Maya.
Maya just arrived from her morning flight while James will be the pilot on the flight to Davao which will leave in 30 minutes.
“Oh James bakit?”
“May I ask a favor Maya?”
“Oo naman basta ba kaya ko.”
“May ipapatago lang ako. Gift kasi to kay Dad eh kasama siya sa flight ko baka makita nya. Kunin ko na lang next week kasi I have to leave for Singapore tomorrow eh baka hindi tayo magkita. Sa next week pa naman ang birthday ni Dad.”
“Sige no problem James.”
James handed her boxes of medicines.
“Ang dami naman nito James. Atsaka may sakit ba si Don Jaime? Bakit gamot?”
“Inorder ko kasi yan kay Joshua eh sobra yun naibigay, ibabalik ko na lang. Food supplements yan. Para healthy si Dad.”
“Ah sige. Ililigpit ko na lang sa bahay.”
“Naku salamat Mayabels! Sige baka maiwan na ako ng eroplano, lumipad mag-isa.”
Tawa na naman ng tawa si Maya. Mabenta talaga ang jokes ni James sa kanya.
They hugged each other.
“Have a safe flight best friend!”
“Have a wild night with Mr. Lim sister!”
“Naku idadamay mo na naman si Ricky ko. Kaya asar sa’yo eh. Sige na baka magalit na yun passengers mo.”
Two days after, Maya woke up to a special breakfast prepared by Ricky.
May omelette, ham, bacon, pancakes and juice. May 3 red roses din and a gift wrapped in a golden box.
“Good morning sleepyhead!”
Ricky greeted her with a beaming smile.
“O sweetheart ang ganda ng umaga natin. Anong meron at may pabreakfast in bed ka pa?”
Maya was curious.
She totally forgot that it is their anniversary today.
Ricky’s beaming face was immediately replaced with disappointment.
Nakalimutan ni Maya ang anniversary nila.
She saw Ricky’s sad and disappointed face but she was still clueless until she saw the gift and the message at the gift tag.
Patay malisya si Maya.
Magaling naman siyang umakting so she just pretended na alam naman niya na anniversary nila at nagbibiro lang siya na she forgot.
At least Ricky won’t get hurt.
“Sweetheart binibiro lang kita! Of course alam ko na anniversary natin! Happy anniversary mahal na mahal kong asawa!”
“Hmp! You’re just saying that to appease me. Nakalimutan mo naman talaga!”
“Hindi ah! Of course alam ko.”
“Talaga? O sige kung alam mo, anong surprise naman ang inihanda mo for me?”
Patay Maya! Think fast!
“Hmmm iluluto sana kita ng breakfast kaso inunahan mo ako.”
“Talaga lang ha! Nagpapalusot ka lang eh.”
“Hindi nga Sweetheart! Atsaka may regalo kaya ako.”
“Mamaya na! Ibabalot ko pa eh!”
“I don’t believe you!”
“Believe me Sweetheart! Basta antay ka na lang! Patience is a virtue!”
She winked at him and gave him a kiss on his cheek and a very tight hug.
Pinagbigyan na lang siya ni Ricky though he was sure that she forgot their anniversary.
He’s not mad and mas aliw nga siya in anticipation of whatever palusot Maya is planning now.
Aliw siya na pagmasdan kung ano man ang gagawin ni Maya para bumawi.
After breakfast, Maya proceeded to their bathroom but before taking a bath, she was at their walk in closet and frantically dialed Emman’s number.
She needs help. Magpapabili siya ng gift for Ricky.
“Hello Emman! Ang tagal mo namang sumagot. Kailangan ko ang tulong mo.”
“What help roomie?”
“Pabili naman ako ng gift for Ricky. Nakalimutan ko kasi na anniversary namin ngayon. Sabi ko may gift na ako at babalutin ko lang. Hindi ako pwedeng lumabas kasi mahahalata nya na bibili pa lang ako. Sige na roomie. Alam mo naman ang taste ni Ricky ko sa damit. Pabili na lang please…”
“Maya, I want to help kaso nasa Cebu ako ngayon.”
“Ha! Patay! Paano to?”
“Hmmm… Edi ibang gift na lang. Something that would make Serchief Ricky enjoy….”
“Ay naku Emman, tumigil ka nga. Ang pilya mo! Atsaka common na yun. Lagi naman naming ginagawa. Dapat gift na nagagamit.”
“Oh my God Mayabels my ears!”
“Tseh! Ikaw naman nagumpisa. O sige sige, hahanap na lang ako ng paraan.”
“Sige sige! Bye bye Emman. Ingat ka dyan.”
Patay na Maya! She thought of giving him a scrapbook kaso wala na siyang time gumawa.
Pwede ring a handmade card, kaso halata naman na minadali.
She was thinking of solutions when nakita nya yun gift ni James for his dad na health supplements.
She remembered na sobra yun naibigay ni Josh at ibabalik lang naman ni James.
An idea hit her.
She called James.
“James nasa Singapore ka?”
“Oo Maya. At himala you called overseas. Aba rich ang best friend ko.”
“James madali lang to makinig ka lang. Kailangan ko lang ng tulong.”
“Ha? Bakit may problema ba? What can I do?”
James suddenly got worried.
“Wala namang problema. Ganito lang, kailangan ko kasi ng regalo para kay, uhm… uhm… tatay.”
Ayaw nyang sabihin na for Ricky yun gift kasi baka magbiro na naman si James. Baka igoodtime na naman si Ricky nya.
“Oh so what can I do?”
“Yun regalo mo dito kay Don Jaime, pwede kaya yun kay tatay? Di ba supplements lang yun? Di kailangan ng reseta ng doktor?”
“Pwede naman Maya. Yes supplement lang siya. It’s for men 40 to 70 years of age. Ilang taon ba si Mang Arturo?”
In Maya’s thoughts masaya siya at pasok ang age ni Ricky which is 45.
“60 si tatay James. So pwedeng akin na lang yung isang box? Ako na lang ang bibili?”
“Ah eh Maya baka maoffend si Mang Arturo. Baka sabihin akala mo unhealthy siya.”
“Ay naku hindi yan James! Sige ha kukunin ko yun isa.. Babye! Salamat!”
Then before James could answer and explain, tinapos na ni Mayabels ang call.
“Naku mahal yun tawag na yun ah pero okay lang. At least may gift na ako kay Sweetheart at di na siya magtatampo. Atsaka for his health I’m sure matutuwa yun.”
Maya excitedly got a box of supplement. She read it and it indeed said that its for keeping guys healthy.
She even kissed the box out of excitement.
Brilliant talaga siya, sabi nya sa sarili nya.
They were now at their bedroom cuddling in bed while watching a movie.
“O sweetheart pwede ko ng buksan yun gift ko?”
“Hmmm excited ka Mrs. Lim. Sure pero where’s mine?”
She opened her drawer and took out her gift which is now neatly wrapped as well.
“Ohh may gift ka nga.”
“Siyempre Sweetheart! Pinagisipan ko yan. Pinaghandaan ko. I want to give you the best.”
“Well thank you Maya, actually you don’t have to give me a gift. Ikaw lang more than enough na sa’kin.”
“Sus ang cheesy mo Sweetheart! Ako din naman eh sobra sobra ka na pero let’s open our gifts na.”
Maya was so excited. Ricky kasi is a health buff. Mahilig siya sa mga vitamins, protein drinks and healthy food.
Alam nyang matutuwa si Ricky sa regalo nya.
“Ikaw na muna Sweetheart magbukas.”
Ricky wanted her to open her gift first.
Maya opened her gift and inside it was a bracelet.
“Aww sweetheart ang ganda!” She gave him a very tight hug.
“Ikaw naman sweetheart!” She giddily asked him to open his gift now.
Ricky excitedly did and the moment he saw the what’s inside he gave her a baffled expression.
He didn’t even smile but just looked at her while holding the box.
“Oh bakit ganyan ang reaksyon mo? Ayaw mo? Hindi ka masaya? Pinili ko yan sweetheart ha! I want you to be really fit and very healthy!”
He forced a smile.
“Thank you sweetheart.”
He hugged her too.
Nahalata ni Maya na hindi masyadong natuwa si Ricky sa gift nya pero she just dismissed it.
Babawi na lang siya.
What’s important is hindi nahalata ni Ricky that she really forgot their anniversary.
Ricky proceeded to the bathroom.
He couldn’t believe what his wife got him.
Nainsecure tuloy siya at nahiya kay Maya.
The moment he went out the bathroom he saw Maya already wearing her sexy lingerie.
“Sweetheart ang tagal mo naman!”
She playfully smiled at him but Ricky was not in the mood.
“Let’s sleep na Sweetheart. Masakit ang ulo ko.”
“Ha!? O sige I masahe na lang kita.”
She did and before she knew it her husband is soundly asleep.
Maya woke up the following day to learn that Ricky went to office very early.
She’s wondering why nagtatampo si Ricky. Kahit hindi man nito inamin, alam nyang nagtatampo eto.
The only reason she could think of was baka akala ni Ricky she thinks that he is unhealthy kaya yun ang ibinigay nyang gift.
She called James.
“Oh Maya! Overseas call na naman?”
“James yun regalo kasi ni tatay mukhang hindi siya natuwa. Nagtampo siya sakin.”
“Naku Maya nagmadali ka kasing tapusin yun tawag kahit di ko pa naexplain sa’yo.”
“Ang alin? Di ba sinabi mo naman na pwede yun kay tatay?”
“Oo kaso baka hindi naman nya kailangan pa.”
“Ah eh James sa totoo lang, kay Ricky ko ibinigay eh. Hindi naman kay tatay.”
Meanwhile at his office, a sad Ricky was talking to Ryan.
“O bakit nakasimangot ka eh niregaluhan ka naman pala.”
“Imagine she gave me this brod. My wife gave me a box of Viagra!”
Ryan spat the coffee he is drinking.
Tawa siya ng tawa.
“You mean brod, may problema ka na down there?” He was teasing.
“Of course wala!”
“Naku brod, wag mo nang seryosohin. Alam mo naman ang Misis mo, mahilig magbiro at tuwang tuwa siyang asarin ka. Baka yun lang yun.
He wasn’t convinced despite Ryan’s assurance.
What if he falls short of Maya’s expectations that’s why she gave him that gift.
“Brod tanungin mo na lang. Be honest with each other. Ask Maya why she gave you that. Or baka gusto mo ipakausap ko kay Ivy.”
“No brod, please wag na wag mong sasabihin kay Ivy. Ako nang bahala.”
“O sige, basta if you need help, I’m just here.I can accompany you to the doctor. He could easily address that problem.” He chuckled.
Tiningnan siya ni Ricky ng masama.
That night in their room….
“Sweetheart sorry na. Uy… pansinin mo na ako…”
Ricky just stared at her then turned his attention to the TV again.
“Hindi ko naman alam na para sa ganun pala yun.”
He stared at her again then raised his brows and shook his head.
“Akala ko kasi katulad lang ng mga iniinom mo. Hindi ko naman akalain na para sa ….”
She giggled and blushed as well.
“Natatawa ka pa! Did you ever imagine the torment I went through when I saw that gift of yours?”
“Ang oa mo sweetheart! Torment talaga?”
“Yes. I was hurt and disturbed as well. Atsaka di ba sabi ko I want na madagdagan pa sina Sky and Sunshine. Natakot ako. Baka I’m no longer capable pala tapos hindi ko lang halata.”
Maya laughed again.
“Kaya nga sweetheart sorry na. Hindi ko naman talaga alam ang mga yun. Naku mas nakakahiya kung kay tatay ko nairegalo.”
Then she covered her face.
“So okay lang na sa akin mo naibigay? Kahit nahurt ako, okay lang sayo?”
“Oo. Kasi sweetheart alam kong ikaw ang pinakaunderstanding, pinakapasensyoso, at pinakamabait na asawa sa buong mundo.”
“at pinakabinobola mo lang, yeah right!”
“Oo. Nagpapabola ka naman kasi eh.”
Then Maya again gave her beaming, mapangasar smile to her husband.
She clinged to his arm.
“Sorry na nga. Sorry na nakalimutan ko yun anniversary at sorry na naregaluhan kita ng ganun.”
Sa isip ni Ricky “She’s getting away with it again. I won’t easily give in.” He promised himself as well.
“Atsaka sweetheart alam mo naman na hindi mo kailangan kasi nga di ba…”
“Eeehhh alam mo na yun.”
“How would I know? Best actress ka di ba? Malay ko if you’re pretending lang.”
“Ay grabe ka sweetheart! Sabagay we could prove na hindi mo nga kailangan at hindi rin ako nagprepretend.” She said in her playful yet trying-to-be-seductive manner.
Naalert yun ears ni Ricky. Namula din ito. Yun ears ha!
“Talaga? I won’t say no to that Mrs.Lim.”
“At sino naman nagsasabing I will allow you to say no?” Pa-brave din si Maya.
“Talaga lang ha!”
Then he attacked his wife.
They spent the night trying to prove that Ricky doesn’t need that supplement and Maya proving that she wasn’t pretending to be enjoying Ricky’s amorous moves either.
At true enough, hindi nga naman needed ni Ricky kasi nakailang oras sila and they could have done more kung wala lang pasok kinabukasan.
Si Maya naman? Naku kung sa kilig at saya, what you see is what you get kay Mayabels.
Asan na yun gamot?
Maya asked Sabel to throw it kaso inilagay muna nya sa table.
Nakuha ni Manang Fe who is now smiling coz akala nya ay yun akala din ni Maya ng una. She would give it to her husband Anastacio.
Kinailangan nga ba ni Mang Ananstacio?
Malay ko. Ayaw ko ng alamin. 😁
Kina Ricky at Maya lang ako interesado.😍