Can We Just Stop and Talk Awhile – 2
Maya was stunned. She couldn’t react for she was drawn to the forceful kiss of this handsome but very drunk guy.
Lino and Mang Lem stood frozen too.
As he slowly disengaged from the kiss, the guy had a silly grin on his flushed-from-intoxication and flushed-from-the-kiss face.
He doesn’t even know why he felt warm all of a sudden after kissing the talkative yet very lovely lady in front of him.
“There! Now you stopped talking and those lips of yours are….”
“Pak!” a solid punch went straight to his jaw that caused him to lose his balance and go staggering on the floor.
“Bastos!”A red and very angry Maya de la Rosa hit the stranger with full force. She was about to give a kick to the guy on the floor when Lino and Mang Lem stopped her.
“Uy Maya wag!”
“Maya tama na!”
Mang Lem helped the guy stand up.
“Eh ang bastos naman kasi.”
“Hey hindi ako bastos and what did you do that for? Why did you hit me?” he was caressing his jaw. “That was solid. Ang sakit nun ha!”
“Bagay yan sa’yo! Pwede ba Mr. Bastos umuwi ka na.”
“I’m not bastos… and it’s your mouth’s fault.. it enticed me to be kissed. Ang galaw kasi.”
Then he grinned again which angered Maya all the more that she kicked his shin and was about to kick his groin which made him panic..
“Hey wag! Not there!” He shouted. Alarmed. His chinky eyes suddenly rounded in fear.
“Yan ang bagay sa mga kagaya mo.” Maya couldn’t calm down. She was shaking in anger.
“Miss, sayang ang lahi ko if I won’t be able to have children if you kick me there.” He said while shielding it from her.
“Ang mga tulad mo hindi dapat magka-anak. Kawawa ang magiging anak at asawa mo.”
“Hey wag kang magsasalita ng ganyan, maraming manghihinayang if hindi dadami ang lahi ko. Who knows baka we’ll end up together sige ka. Hindi tayo magkakaanak and you won’t enjoy making babies either if I would be decapacitated. Baka this meeting of ours is what is called serendipity. Baka we will really end up together.” His eyes were glassy from being drunk yet there was the naughty glint as he admired the lady in front whom he finds so attractive.
“WE WILL NOT!” and she delivered the kick she was supposed to deliver earlier right into that spot between his legs which caused him to curl up in pain and once again fall on the floor.
“Hala ka Maya! Ang sakit kaya nun.” Lino was grimacing as he could imagine the pain Maya’s kick must have caused their drunk customer.
“Tama yan sa’yo!” She was still glaring at the man curled up on the floor, eyes burning with anger.
“You are so violent Miss. Nakakatakot ka.” He managed to comment while still holding his groin.
“Lino pakikuha na ng taxi etong lalaking to at ipahatid mo na sa bahay nya at baka kung ano pa ang magawa ko.”
But as Lino was on his way out to get a cab, two policemen entered the establishment.
Mang Lem dialed the police station earlier for protection when their customer was already becoming insistent and wouldn’t stop demanding for additional drinks.
Mang Lem managed to help their customer get seated on one of their cushioned seats as the two policemen approached where Maya and the customer was.
“Ma’m, Ser ano pong problema?” one of the policemen inquired.
Mang Lem was the one who answered. “Okay na po. Kanina kasi makulit na etong customer namin pero okay na po Ser. Kung pwede ipahatid na lang namin sa inyo kasi lasing na. Baka maaksidente or makaaksidente pa sa daan.”
As the two policemen were trying to guide him to stand up, the customer pushed them, not wanting to be touched or helped.
“I can take care of myself. Keep your hands off me. Wag nyo akong hawakan.” Being helped by two policemen didn’t sit well with him and it gave an additional bruise to his ego after being beaten single-handedly by the lovely lady in front of him.
“Ser tulungan na namin kayo. Mukhang napuruhan yata kayo eh.”
“I said keep your hands off me or I will call the cops.” he was staggering yet was trying to stand on his own.
“Cops na po kami Ser at nakakaistorbo na po kayo. Ihatid na po namin kayo sa bahay nyo. Ano po yun address nyo?”
“And why would I give my address to strangers?” His voice rose. He was now very drunk. The effects of alcohol is being more visible.
“Ay ser kung hindi nyo po ibibigay yun address nyo, mapipilitan po kami na dalhin kayo sa presinto para antayin na bumaba yun kalasingan nyo. Dun na po muna kayo magpahinga tapos bukas po, ihahatid namin kayo.”
“Ikukulong nyo ako? Ano bang kaso ko?
“Ay hindi po Ser. Hindi namin kayo ikukulong. Dun lang kayo magpapalipas sa opisina namin kasi delikado kung magmamaneho kayo at di rin namin alam kung saan kayo pwedeng ihatid.” The policeman patiently explained.
Maya was smirking and shaking her head, annoyed at the drunk customer.
“Sige na po mga chief, dalhin nyo na po yan at kailangan na naming magsara. Kanina pa dapat kami nakauwi eh istorbo naman tong manyakis na to.” Maya was still very angry.
The customer stared at her again and smiled naughtily.
This infuriated Maya even more. “Chief ikulong nya na nga yan. Ako ang magrereklamo. Bastos ang taong yan. O pwede na yang rason para ikulong di ba?”
The customer, still not removing his chinky yet tipsy eyes from Maya as he addressed the policemen…
“Sige ikulong nyo na ako. I won’t protest. I don’t give a damn if you detain me the whole night or even the whole week or even the whole year. I don’t have a home to return to anyway. Besides I don’t regret having kissed her. It made me forget all the bad things that happened to me the past weeks. It’s the first time I felt good or rather excited in weeks. So i just don’t care.” then he smiled again while recalling the kiss she gave the lady in front of him.
“Maniac! Pervert! Bastos!” Maya was about to hit him again but the policemen prevented her from doing more harm.
Mang Lem and Lino held Maya’s arms too. They know that a very angry Maya could be lethal.
The policemen led the customer to their waiting patrol car.
They left with the drunk Chinito customer who wouldn’t stop talking about what he felt kissing the lovely lady he met.
“Maya nakakatakot ka naman. Kawawa yun tao.” Mang Lem said as he was locking the front door of the restobar.
“Naku Mang Lem dapat lang yun sa kanya. Konti nga lang yun ginawa ko.”
“Konti pa yun Maya eh halos di na makatayo yun tao sa sipa mo. Lagot ka kapag nahimasmasan yun at nagdemanda.” Lino joined in.
“Eh di magdemanda siya. Siya nga tong bastos. Nanggigigil ako Lino!”
“Kalma ka lang. Wala na yun tao eh. Atsaka gwapo naman at malinis. Mabango. Magalit ka kung napakapangit at napakabaho yun humalik sa’yo.” Lino grinned.
“Gusto mo atang isunod sa nasipa ko Lino?” Maya warned.
“Ay hindi naman Maya. Wag namang ganyan. Ang sa akin lang naman eh hindi ka naman lugi sa kanya. Ang gwapo kaya. Lasing lang pero gwapo at mukhang mayaman. Parang tinamaan nga ata sa’yo eh.”
“Isa pa talaga Lino. Ikaw ata ang gustong matamaan.”
“Ang sungit mo naman Maya. Atsaka wag mo nga akong tinatakot. Kakampi mo ako.” Lino explained.
“Lino tigilan mo na yan si Maya. Matagal tagal na rin nyang hindi nagagamit ang pagiging black belter nya sa karate. Sige ka.”
“Naku salamat sa pagpapaalala Mang Lem. Tatahimik na po. Maya peace tayo ha.”
“Ewan ko sa’yo Lino. Tara na nga uwi na tayo. Mang Lem kayo na pong bahala rito.”
“Sige Maya, Lino. Ingat kayo.”
“Sila ang mag-ingat kay Maya” Lino commented.
Maya was seething in anger as she laid down in bed in her small apartment just a few minutes drive from her workplace.
She couldn’t forget the scene earlier.
Lino was right. The guy looked handsome. He dressed well. He seemed like an educated person. He also smelled good despite being drunk. But he is still a pervert she told herself.
But it could have been worse if another customer, who is exactly the opposite of their customer earlier, kissed her.
She couldn’t seem to forget the kiss he gave her.
She was touching her lips.
She couldn’t understand why she felt something when he kissed her.
As if he had awakened something in her.
If circumstances of their meeting were different, she might even have a crush on him or even wished that he would kiss her.
He really looked so good even if she denied it.
His face wouldn’t leave her thoughts and even thinking of the kiss gives her goosebumps.
But she knows she should be mad.
The guy got something very sacred from her.
The guy stole her very first kiss and Maya dela Rosa is totally pissed.
“I’m really sorry Ms. de la Rosa. I wasn’t myself that night and I might have said things that offended you. I also did something I am so embarrassed of.” Mr. Richard Lim was pleading for Maya to forgive him.
“Okay na. Sige makakaalis ka na po Sir. Marami pa po kasi akong trabaho.”
“I don’t think you have forgiven me already. Galit ka pa eh.”
“Hindi na nga Sir. Atsaka wala na rin naman akong magagawa. Kahit galit ako, eh nangyari na yun at di na natin maibabalik. So oo na po, pinapatawad na kita.”
His face was apologetic and he really regretted what he did.
He was so embarrassed of what he did.
Her forgiveness means a lot to him.
He wanted her to wholeheartedly give it to him.
Traces finale will follow. Di ko pa kasi natatapos. Can’t think of how to end it. Pero isusunod ko na yun.
Naaliw lang sa twitterserye of PhilCarMor, which I find very amusing and entertaining and medyo busy din sa personal life that’s why I wasn’t able to regularly update.
Please bear with me na lang.
Thanks for reading pa rin kahit bitin and delayed kadalasan. (yun ff ha!)
Have a great day everyone.