The Adventures and Misadventures of Ricky, Maya, Rafi and Mr. Poon : MYXed

The Adventures and Misadventures of Ricky, Maya, Rafi and Mr. Poon : MYXed

A/N Love ko na si Mr. Poon because he was so kind to Ricky. Dahil diyan siya ang aking favorite supporting character lately. Malay natin baka umabot ng one month (at hindi parang favorite color of the day din lang ni Abby.)πŸ˜‚ Rest na muna kayo Atty. Ryan, Captain James, Simon at Stephanie. Si Mr. Poon muna ang may call slip sa aking AM series.😊

Here goes….

“Sweetheart nasa Davao na kayo?” It is just 7 am when Ricky called Maya.

He brought her to the airport for her early Davao flight.

“Oo dumating kami ng 6:30.” Her bland reply.

“Are you okay? Bakit parang matamlay ang boses mo?”

Silence. Then bumuntong hininga si Maya.

“Maya? Sweetheart? Are you okay? What’s wrong? Are you not feeling well?” Ricky is getting worried.

“Okay lang ako. Sige na Ricky, kakausapin muna ako ni Ms. Calandra.” She lied.

“Bakit? May problema sa work? May problema ba sa flight?”

“Wala nga sabi! Sige na.”

“Okay. Take care of yourself. Sunduin kita later. I love….”

Pero tinapos na ni Maya yun call.

Ricky just stared at his phone totally clueless as to why his wife acted that way.

He called her again but her phone had been turned off.

He called Emman whom he knows is with her on the flight.

“Sir Chief Ricky? Good morning from the beautiful city of Davao! What can I do for you po?” Emman enthusiastically answered his phone. He is surprised that Mr. Lim called.

“Emman, where is Maya? Is she okay? Kakausapin daw siya ni Ms. Calandra. Did something happen? She ended our conversation kanina then naka off na yun cellphone nya. She seemed upset. May nangyari ba dyan?” Ricky’s worried voice could be heard.

Nagulat si Emman. Wala namang problema sa flight at wala naman siyang alam about any issue ni Maya with Ms. Calandra. In fact Ms. Calandra and Ms. Pacheco are busy buying pasalubongs right now. Nakikita nya rin si Maya animatedly talking to Eds. Magkakasama silang lahat. Mukhang okay naman at walang problema. He shook his head. Alam nyang tinotopak na naman si Mayabels. But he didn’t want to add up to Mr. Lim’s worries. Ayaw din nyang magtampo si Mr. Lim kasi super nag-aalala sya eh mukhang okay naman yun isa. Moody lang talaga si Mayabels.

“Ah ako na po ang bahala kay Maya. I’ll make sure she’s okay. Baka po napagod lang sa byahe. Sobrang aga kasi. Don’t worry po Sir Chief Ricky. Have a great day po.”

“Thank you very much Emman. Please let me know if anything happens. Please tell her to call me as soon as she’s done talking to Ms. Calandra.”

“Yes po.”

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Bumibili na rin sina Edz, Josh, Maya at Emman ng pasalubongs sa Davao market.

“Uy Maya ano na namang drama yan?” Emman whispered to her.

“Huh? Anong drama? Ano bang pinagsasabi mo Emman?”

“Naku Mayabels tumawag kanina ang iyong dear hubby. Masyadong worried kasi di ka makontak. Nakaoff na daw yun phone mo after naputol yun usapan nyo kanina. Is something wrong my dear ex roomie? May dalaw ka? Or is it just one of those days na you are ‘loonie’?”

Hinila ni Maya si Emman para makalayo silakina Edz

“Oy Emman hindi ako nagdradrama! Legit ang pagkaasar ko kay Ricardo!”

“Aba mukha nga at natawag mo siya by that name. Hmmm at ano naman ang reason sa pagtitiger mode mo?”

“Basta wag mo na akong tanungin at ayaw ko na rin maalala. Tara na Emman. Bibili pa ako ng durian candies.”

Then hinila na nya si Emman. Emman couldn’t do anything but just raise his brows and shake his head. Sanay na sya kay Maya.

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It’s only 5 in the afternoon and pauwi na si Maya. She was supposed to be home by 9 pm but nacancel na yun scheduled meeting nila which should have happened upon their arrival from Davao. She didn’t inform her husband anymore. Mamaya na lang nya patatawagan kay Manang Fe when she arrives home.

“Maya napaaga yun dating mo?” Manang was tending the garden when Maya arrived.

She hugged Manang Fe “Nacancel po kasi yun meeting namin. Manang asan po yung mga bata?”

“Sina Sky at Sunshine nandun pa sa lolo at lola nila. Tumawag si DoΓ±a Esmeralda kanina para ipaalam na kung pwede dun muna sa kanila yung kambal. Tinawagan na niya si Ricardo pero yun phone mo ay hindi daw nya matawagan.”

Maya realized that she forgot to turn on her phone.

“Ah eh Manang nakalimutan ko po na i-on. Sorry po.” She sheepishly replied.

“Okay lang. Naipaliwanag naman na ni Ricardo. Kasama ng kambal sina Leah at Doris. Pinahatidan ko na ng mga dagdag na gamit kay Joma kanina. Sina Abby, Luke at Nikki naman nasa mall pa.”

“Ah okay po Manang. Sige po magbibihis po muna ako.”

“Sige Maya. May merienda pala na inihanda si Sabel. Kumain ka na muna.”

“Sige po Manang.”

Maya proceeded to their kitchen as gutom na gutom na rin talaga siya. Dahil sa tampo nya kay Ricky, she wasn’t able to eat properly. She just had milk and a half-eaten chicken sandwich for breakfast and she didn’t eat lunch as well.

But what’s on top of their table made her heart skip.

There was a huge bouquet of flowers. She immediately read the note.

“My love❀,
Happy Anniversary!
😊richard”

She felt giddy. Kilig na kilig sya. Her husband didn’t forget their anniversary after all.

She laid the flowers back on the table and opened the box beside it.

Natuwa siya. There’s a cake with an anniversary greeting as well. She also read the note.

“My love❀,
I baked this one. Happy Anniversary! I love you so much!
😊richard”

Maluha luha si Maya. Ricky never fails to make her feel so loved, so special. Naguilty tuloy siya sa pag iinarte sa husband nya.

Since she’s hungry, she got a plate and fork and sliced a big part of the cake. Gutom na siya kaya big part yun kinuha nya.🍰

After eating the cake that she never thought her husband could bake, Maya proceeded to their room with a happy smile on her face.

She took a quick shower then changed into a comfortable shirt and shorts. It’s now 6:30 and she dialled her husband’s number.

“Sweetheart finally you called! Nakailang tawag and messages na ako. Are you okay? Asan ka? Naguumpisa na meeting nyo?” Relief was evident in Ricky’s voice.

She smiled as she could imagine her husband. “Kalma sweetheart! Nandito na ako sa bahay. Atsaka sorry.” pawhisper nyang binanggit yun sorry.

Ricky smiled as he could also imagine Maya. “Sorry kasi inaway mo ako kanina? Sorry kasi you ignored my messages and you even turned off your phone? Sorry kasi you got me worried the entire day?” He was teasing her.

“All of the above!” She giggled as she replied. “Sorry na. Kasi naman akala ko talaga nakalimutan mo. Pero salamat! Love na love ko yun surprise mo. Uwi ka na sweetheart para mapasalamatan kita ng bonggang bongga! I love you!”

Before nakapagsalita si Ricky, naoff yun phone nya.

Battery empty.

He just shook his head. Confused sa pinagsasabi ni Maya.

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“OMG Ate Sabel what happened? Who ate the cake ba?” Nikki’s worried voice was heard.

“Eh Mam Nikki iniwan ko lang naman sa mesa kasi nandun ako sa laundry area.”

“Lagot tayo kay Tito Richard nyan. Pano ba to?” Luke was also worried.

“Eh Sir Luke, Ma’m Nikki palitan na lang natin yun cake. Pabili na lang tayo kay Joma.” Sabel suggested.

“Ate Sabel di pwede kasi si Tito Richard mismo ang nagbake nyan.” Luke retorted.

“And Ate Sabel magkasunod lang yun sasakyan namin. Dumaan lang sila dun sa clubhouse kasi may ipapakita si Tita Rafi kay Tito Richard. Pero parating na sila.”

“Naku lagot!!! Eh Ma’m Nikki hindi naman talaga ako ang kumain.”

They were arguing when Maya joined them.

“Mommy!” “Mi!”

Both Luke and Nikki hugged her.

“O bakit parang problemado kayo?”

“Kasi Mommy, yun cake ni Tito Richard for Tita Rafi, iniwan ni Ate Sabel dito sa table tapos nadatnan namin na may nagbukas at kumain.”

“Yes mommy eh they are celebrating pa naman their wedding anniversary tonight. Nakiiwan lang si Tito Richard ng flowers at cake. Oh my Gee!! Dad is so gonna make us sermon. Kuya kasi!”

The kids can’t help but be upset.

Namutla si Maya! Speechless!

Luke, Nikki and Sabel stared at her. They were surprised at her reaction.

Then after a few seconds Maya covered her face.

Hiyang hiya sya.

“Mommy?”

“Naku sorry! Ako yun kumain ng cake. Kasi gutom ako pagdating ko, tapos galit ako sa daddy nyo kasi nakalimutan nya na anniversary namin, tapos ng nakita ko yun cake at flowers akala ko sa akin kaya kinain ko agad sa tuwa ko. Naku papano to? Sobrang nakakahiya kay Richard at Rafi!!!”

Even before the kids could react…..

“Nakakahiya? Bakit nakakahiya?” It was Rafi! She was smiling widely while her husband is behind her.

Tulala lahat!

Maya had the guilty and very embarrassed look.

The kids had that worried and concerned look kasi they know how their mommy feels at the moment.

Sabel is also worried.

“Hey anong nangyari sa inyo? Para kayong nakakita ng multo. Guys!!!”

That’s when Maya immediately hugged Rafi while still hiding her face.

“Rafi sorry! Sorry talaga! Nakakahiya sa inyo ni Richard. Hindi ko kasi alam. Si Ricardo kasi nakakainis. Akala ko pa naman sa kanya galing kasi bumabawi sya. Lagot siya sa akin mamaya. Naku naman! Nasira ko pa yun celebration nyo. Sorry. Sobrang sorry! Babawi na lang ako. Sabihin nyo lang kung paano. Naku naman kasi Maya!!!!” Then she covered her blushing face again.

Clueless si Rafi sa pinagsasabi ni Maya so Luke silently directed his gaze to the cake.

Rafi immediately understood and hugged Maya.

“My God Maya! Akala ko naman kung ano. Okay lang. Yun lang naman pala. Atsaka we are really supposed to have the cake for our snack now. Natagalan lang kami sa mall kasi ang daming tao.” Rafi lied. She didn’t want her bestfriend’s wife to feel bad.

Richard, Rafi’s husband was also very quick to understand what happened so he also hugged Maya. “I’m really happy that nagustuhan mo yun cake. See hon. Mas naappreciate pa ni Maya yun cake na ginawa ko unlike you na panay diet.”

The couple wanted Maya to feel better and wanted to diffuse the tension of everyone from the very awkward situation.

Maya recovered and after a few exchange of stories with Rafi and Richard, she excused herself.

Dadating na si Ricky in a while and ayaw nya na abutan siya ni Ricky.

Hiyang hiya sya sa nagawa nya.

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“Rafi! Richard! Kanina pa kayo?” Finally dumating na si Ricky.

Rafi and her husband were busy preparing the special dinner with Sabel and Manang Fe. The kids Luke, Nikki and Abby were also busy assisting in slicing the vegetables and handing over the other ingredients and spices. They were to celebrate their anniversary with the Lims and since magaling magluto yun hubby ni Rafi, he wanted to share his special dishes with their very special friends.

“Chard! Ang tagal mo naman. Di ba I told you to be home early. Atsaka bakit naka off yun phone mo?”

“Naubusan ng battery. I’ve been calling Maya kasi kanina eh di ko makontak. Nasa taas ba sya? Anyway, I’ll just change.”

“Dad, umalis na si mom. Sinundo siya ni Emman.” It was Luke who answered his dad.

“What? Saan daw pupunta?”

“Chard, may flight si Maya. Ang tagal mo naman kasi. You should have brought her to the airport. Tapos I bet di ka rin nya makontak. Naku talaga ikaw!” Rafi was already disappointed with her best friend.

“She doesn’t have a flight! Kausap ko siya before my phone went dead!”

Everyone was surprised.

Then the realization hit Rafi.

“Oh my God Chard! Baka dahil sa nangyari kanina.”

“Nangyari?”

Then they relayed to him what happened earlier.

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Ricky rushed to Emman’s condo when Emman sent him a message informing him that Maya was with him.

After nya napahiya kay Rafi and her hubby, she told everyone that she has another flight tonight so when Ricky arrived nagulat siya to learn that she’s not home at nasa Time Airways ulit. He knows na wala namang flight si Maya and her next schedule would be in three days pa.

When Rafi and the kids explained what happened, he couldn’t stop laughing as he could imagine his funny and silly wife’s expression. He could even imagine her turning red and sobrang napahiya. But his brief laughter turned to guilt especially when he realized that he actually forgot their anniversary. No, not their wedding anniversary but the anniversary when Maya accepted him as her boyfriend at the most romantic place of San Nicolas.

“Roomie may bibilhin lang ako sa convenience store sa baba ha. Dito ka muna. Watch ka muna ng TV. Iwan ko na lang yun keys ko here.”

Ricky sent Emman a message that he’s at the lobby that’s why Emman wanted to give the couple some privacy.

After a few minutes, Maya opened the door knowing that it was Emman who was knocking.

“Sweetheart…” Ricky was standing by the door with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

But instead of welcoming her husband, tumakbo si Maya papuntang room ni Emman leaving Ricky alone.

He just shook his head so amused at his wife.

He followed her and saw Maya covering her face, with head bowed down, seemingly crying.

“Hey halika nga dito.” And he engulfed her in his arms which Maya allowed. She just hid her face from him. Hiyang hiya pa sya.

Ricky chuckled which earned him a pinch from Maya.

“Aray masakit naman sweetheart!”

“Nakakainis ka kasi! Napahiya na nga. Pinagtatawanan mo pa!” She’s now facing him.

“Nakakatawa ka kasi. You are over reacting eh wala naman yun kina Rafi.”

“Anong wala! Siyempre sinasabi lang nila yun para di ako mapahiya.”

“Alam mo naman pala. Dapat sinakyan mo na lang.” Then he chuckled again.

“Alam mo nakakainis ka talaga! Di ka nakakatulong.” She pouted.

Ricky couldn’t remove his grin. He finds Maya so cute and silly. He hugged her tighter and kissed the top of her head.

“Let’s go. Dun na tayo sa labas at baka akalain ni Emman kung ano na ang ginagawa natin.”

Maya pinched him again pero lumabas na sila ng room.

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On their way home…

“Sweetheart nakakahiya talaga! Ang dami ko pa namang kinain.”

“Okay lang yun kasi Richard was really happy that you appreciated the cake he baked. Si Rafi naman kasi hindi mahilig sa cakes eh.”

“Oo nga pero nakakahiya pa rin. Kasalanan mo to eh!”

“Why is it my fault?”

“Kasi akala ko pa naman bumabawi ka yun pala hindi naman sayo galing yun bulaklak at cake.” Tampo pa rin si Maya.

Ricky reached for her hand.

“Sweetheart…”

“Tapos sa tuwa ko na akala kong nagbake ka para sakin kinain ko tuloy…” Then she covered here face again. “Nakakainis ka Ricky!” But she was laughing now as she imagined what she did.

“Sweetheart tama naman yun so that we’re even.”

“Even?”

“Ako na lang lagi ang napapahiya. It’s already unfair. Dapat pantay tayo. We should be compatible…”

“Kahit sa kapalpakan?” Maya finished it for him.

“Yes.”

“Naku anong sasabihin ni Richard? Medyo tahimik pa naman sya.”

“Kaya nga sweetheart sabi ni Rafi you helped her husband loosen up sa atin.”

“Dahil sa pagkain ko ng cake?”

He nod his head smiling at her.

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The table was already set when the couple arrived. They all enjoyed the simple feast prepared by Rafi, her husband, the Lim kids and the Lim household to celebrate not only Rafi and Richard’s wedding anniversary but Maya and Ricky’s anniversary as well.

They were exchanging stories while having coffee at the veranda when Rafi’s husband excused himself and asked Ricky to accompany him to get something he baked.

The two Richards returned with one whole cake each. Yes a similar cake to what Maya ate.

Then in front of their wives the two romantic guys held their piping bags as they write their messages for their wives atop the cake.

“Happy Wedding Anniversary Honey!
-Rafi’s Richard”

“Happy BF/GF Anniversary My Silly Sweetheart!
-Maya’s Richard”

The two women giddily hugged and kissed their husband after reading their messages.

“O ayan, para walang confusion ha!” Rafi’s Richard was now at ease joking with the Lims. Maya’s booboo really helped him.

“I like that better. It means they really own us and we own them as well.” Dagdag ni Ricky.

“Hep hep! Anong you own us? Excuse me boys. Medyo hindi magandang pakinggan, di ba Maya?”

But before Rafi and Maya talk some more, Ricky held Maya’s hand.

“Pare I guess we should go to our rooms now. Mukhang di matatapos ang kwentuhan ng dalawang to if pababayaan natin. Di magiging complete yun ating respective Anniversary celebrations.” Ricky commented.

“Tama ka Pare. Let’s go now Honey for the ultimate celebration.” Rafi’s Richard winked at his wife.

“And where did you learn to be naughty? Hoy Richard Lim, don’t teach my husband ng pagiging naughty mo! Kainis to!”

“It’s not being naughty Rafi. It’s being romantic.” Then Ricky laughed which earned him a sharp stare from his best friend.

“Tara na nga hon at baka mainis pa ako lalo dito kay Lim!”

The couple proceeded to the guestroom in the mansion where they would stay for their entire vacation.

Pumasok na sina Rafi at Richard. The kids already went to their respective rooms as well.

At the veranda, the couple finished another cup of coffee each.

“Grabe sweetheart, sobrang nabusog ako kanina. Tapos nakadalawa pa tayong cups of coffee. Paano tayo makakatulog nito?”

Ricky grinned.

“At ano na naman yang ngiti mo na yan?”

“Who says we’re gonna sleep?”

“Ay oo nga pala! Time muna pala to be naughty and romantic.” Buong tapang na sabi ni Maya.

Napalunok si Ricky.

Lagot siya.

Mukhang mas feisty si Mrs. Lim.

Sabagay kailangan nga naman nyang bumawi sa atraso nya kay Maya.

At ang pagbawi na yun ay hindi madadala ng simpleng cake lang.

Paano nga ba?

Si Ricky na bahala dun.

Di ko na problema yun.

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11 thoughts on “The Adventures and Misadventures of Ricky, Maya, Rafi and Mr. Poon : MYXed”

  1. Thank you Timms sa funny short story for us today. I enjoyed this, ang mga unexpected happenings sa buhay nilang magasawa at nagdagdagan pa ng isang couple na game din. More of this kind please……cheers!

  2. Thank you Ms. Timmy! Talaga naman our ever-aasuming Mrs. Lim! 😊 But of course, Mr. Lim will always be there for his Maya. Nice also that Mr. and Mrs. Poon are part of this cute and sweet story.

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