7pm, arrival area.
SC: Maya! (he kisses her and hugs her) I missed you. How was your flight?
Maya: Miss agad SC? Hinatid mo lang ako kanina, ah.
SC: Of course I always miss you pag wala ka sa tabi ko.
Maya: Sus ang sweet naman. Ano bang meron?
SC: Ah wala. Tara na? I have a surprise for you. (he was really excited to show her)
Maya: Talaga? Asan?
SC: It’s in the car. (he smiles at her sweetly) I’ll give it to you later.
Maya: Wow excited na ako SC.
SC: Let’s have dinner na muna before I bring you to your condo. Is that okay? Later na din yun surprise.
Maya: Okay na okay SC. Gutom na rin ako.
Richard just fetched Maya from her evening flight. They had dinner before bringing her to the condo. On the way to her condo, he dropped by a bakeshop to buy the chocolate cake Nikki requested him to buy. Nikki and her friends were having a sleepover and she requested her favourite cake from her daddy.
SC: Maya dito kana lang sa kotse so you can rest. I’ll be quick.
Maya: Ah sige SC dito na lang ako.
SC: Do you want something? Cookies? Cake?Juice?
Maya: Wag na SC. Kumain pa lang tayo, di ba? Sige na bili ka na nang request ni Nikki.
Richard went to the bakeshop while Maya was left in the car. She was reaching for the pillow at the backseat when a gold bag caught her attention. She curiously peeked in and was shocked to see the contents.
Inside the bag were various adult toys, adult magazines and even offensive dvds. Then she suddenly remembered what Richard said upon her arrival at the airport. He told her that he has a surprise for her. He said the surprise is in the car. Kinabahan si Maya.
Maya was still examining the contents when suddenly she saw Richard emerging from the bakeshop’s front door. She hurriedly fixed the bag and returned it to its original position.
SC: (smiles at her) Nainip ka? Let’s go.
Maya was silent. She just nods her head. She was stiff. What she saw appalled her. The image of her SC suddenly changed the moment she saw the contents of the bag. Was it his dark secret? And why would he want to share it with her? The mere thought of how those stuff were used frightened her.
Maya’s impression of her SC was that of a decent guy. Someone respectable.Someone who never, in her mind, would resort to those “offensive, vulgar, adult kind of activities” especially with his girlfriend. It really scared and also disgusted her. What if he insists? What if he coaxes her into doing it. He has been naughty with his quips but never attempted to bring up any topic leading to doing it. She remembers Kute saying that you will never really know the true personality of the person unless you are with him.
Her musings were interrupted by Richard’s voice
SC: Maya! Maya!
Maya: Ay Maya!
SC: Bakit parang ang lalim ng iniisip mo? Is there something wrong?
Maya: (ayaw nyang magpahalata kay SC na affected siya sa nakita niya) Ah eh wala SC. May naalala lang ako sa work.
SC: I thought kasi may problema ka.
Maya: Ah wala. (she manages to smile)
Upon arrival at the condo, Maya hurriedly removes her seatbelt and opens the car door. She didn’t wait for Richard to open it for her.
SC: O why are you in a hurry? Teka, I’ll get your luggage pa.
Maya: Kelangan ko nang umakyat SC. I need to go to the bathroom (her excuse)
SC: Ah o sige, if you want isusunod ko na lang yun luggage.
Maya: Ah wag na SC. Kayang kaya ko na yan. Atsaka hinihintay na ni Nikki yun cake.
SC: Okay. Goodnight then
He was supposed to kiss her on the cheek but Maya hurriedly turned around and headed towards the elevator leaving him by the condo’s entrance.
He just dismissed it and thought that Maya badly needed to go to the bathroom.
He returns to his car then leaves.
While driving he calls her.
SC: Okay na ba yun tiyan mo?
SC: Di ba kanina you were in a hurry kasi you need to go to the bathroom? So okay ka na? Do you want me to bring you medicine? Ano bang nararamdaman mo?
Maya: (suddenly realized her excuse for being in a hurry to go to her room) Ah okay na SC. Wag ka nang mag-alala.
SC: Glad to hear that. Sige magpahinga ka na ha.
Maya: Sige SC. Goodnight!
SC: I love you.
Maya: I love you too SC.
SC: Ah Maya?
Maya: Ano SC?
SC: You were in such a hurry, I forgot to give my surprise.
Maya: (remembers what she saw again) Ah eh, sa susunod na lang SC.
Richard was confused why Maya didn’t bother him about the surprise. She could be persistent at times but a while ago, she seemed to have forgotten about it and now she seemed to be uninterested.
SC: Bukas ko na lang ibigay. Ill fetch you, ok? Then we’ll have dinner together. Wala namang masyadong work sa office. Let’s go somewhere else para we could enjoy our time together.
The last line scared her. She needs to come up with an excuse asap!
Maya: Ah SC, pass na muna bukas. May tatapusin lang muna kasi kami ni Emman.
SC: (disappointed) Ok then. Just don’t forget to call me or text me. Goodnight again.
Maya: (with a sigh of relief) Goodnight SC. Ingat sa pag drive.
SC headed home while Maya, spent the rest of the night tossing and turning. She can’t forget what she saw.
This has been her routine for the following days. She comes up with excuses so as not to be with him. Richard noticed this already after her 3rd consecutive day of begging off from seeing each other. He just allowed her and thought Maya just needs time for herself too. But on the fifth day, he calls her.
SC: Hello Maya. Asan ka?
Maya: Ah SC busy pa ako. Itetext na lang kita pag free na ako.
SC: Do we have a problem Maya? (he asked her. He could sense something wrong.)
Maya: Eh wala SC. Bakit mo naman natanong?
SC: You’ve been avoiding me. You always come up with an excuse not to see me. Bakit ba? Have I done something wrong? (his voice worried)
Maya: Ah SC wala naman. Busy lang talaga ako sa work.
SC: Fine kasi bukas na yun scheduled trip natin to the new hangar in Clark. I’ve checked your schedule with Time Airways and it was cleared for the next two days. Work lang naman yun excuse mo, so I presume, you would come with us tomorrow since wala ka namang work sa TA.
Maya was trapped. She cant find any excuse anymore. She also didn’t want Richard to notice that she’s avoiding him.
Maya: Of course SC. Sasama ako sa inyo ng mga bata.
SC: Settled then. I’ll fetch you early para maaga rin tayo makarating dun.
The following morning, Richard was knocking at her condo around 6am.
Maya opens the door.
SC: (kisses her) Good Morning! Here, this is for you and Emman. (he hands her 2 cups of coffee and a bag of pandesal he bought while on his way to the condo.
Maya: Nag-abalaka pa SC. Iwan ko na lang ang coffee ni Emman. Tulog pa kas isiya.Dalhin ko nalang yun akin.
She gathers her things then heads out the door.
SC: Let’s go?
Maya: tara na SC para di tayo matraffic.
They went to the car and Maya was surprised that the kids aren’t there.
Maya: SC Yung mga bata?
SC: Ah they decided to just stay home. They will be bored anyway. Good that they didn’t come. We have all the time for ourselves (he smiles)
Maya glanced at the backseat and the gold bag is still there. She’s suddenly worried again. She’ll be spending the weekend with him.
Upon arrival at Clark, they were met by Atty Ryan just outside the hangar.
Maya alights from the car while Richard proceeded to park it.
Atty Ryan: Hi Maya! Kumusta yun byahe? Have you two eaten lunch? Meron pa ata sa office ni Richard. Nagpabili kasi si Liza kanina while we were having a meeting.
Maya: Ok lang Ryan. Dumaan na kami ni SC sa resto para maglunch.
Richard joins them.
SC: O brod, paalis ka na? How was the meeting? Are they done? Pumunta yun clients?
Atty Ryan: Oo brod, the meeting was productive, maraming napagusapan and nandun yun lahat ng clients natin. Liza and Sony will brief you with it but Ill just go back tomorrow for the legal documents and other details. Aayusin ko muna yun kaso ng isa kong kliyente. Which reminds me… kunin ko na pala yun iniwan ko sa’yo.
SC: Ah oo nga. Here are the keys. Ikaw na kumuha.
Atty Ryan proceeds to the car and retrieves the gold bag which had caused Maya too many sleepless nights and assumptions on her SC.
Ryan is now carrying the bag which Maya is looking at intently. Atty Ryan was quick to notice this.
Atty Ryan: Ah Maya, sa kliyente ko to. Evidence sa case nya against her husband.
Maya was suddenly shy. Her head bowed down.
Maya: Ah eh…
Mukhang iba kasi yun tingin mo. Hindi akin to ha! (natatawang sabi ni Atty Ryan)
Maya: Ah hindi Ryan. Hindi ko naman iniisip na sayo yan.
Atty Ryan: Kasi akala ko….
She was glancing shyly at Richard who was having a confused look on his face.
Atty Ryan: (laughs) At of course hindi kay Richard. Conservative yan Maya.Hindi siya marunong gumamit ng mga ito.
Maya: (turns red, just bows her head in embarrassment)
Richard was clueless with what the two were talking about.
SC: Ano ba yan brod? (pointing to the bag) What’s the fuss about it?
Atty Ryan: Ah… Eto yun evidence brod, yun kinukuwento ko sa’yo. Yun collection of kinky stuff ng asawa ng client ko.
Richard’s eyes grew big.
SC: Brod you mean to say, I was driving with that in my car the whole time? Kala ko damit mo ang nasa bag? Good thing the kids never used the car this week. You should have told me. (he was slightly annoyed)
Atty Ryan: (stifles a laugh) Naku brod, I told you kaya. I even disclosed the contents. Kaso busy ka ata kakatext kay Maya that time, hahaha!
SC: (shakes his head) Loko ka talaga brod. Sige na. Bring that with you na bago pa may makakita nyan at mapagkamalan pa na sa akin. (he was laughing too)
Atty Ryan: Sigebrod. See you tomorrow. Maya, enjoy kayong dalawa sa pamamasyal dito sa Clark.
Maya: Ah sige Ryan. Ingat na din sa pag drive.
Atty Ryan leaves. Maya was relieved. It was evident on her face.
Now inside his office, he asks.
SC: Maya how come you knew about that stuff of Ryan?
Maya: Ah eh SC. Di ko naman sinasadya…. Na curious lang ako…. Nakita ko yun bag… Kaya….
Then realization dawned on him…
SC: Oh my God Maya! So that’s the reason why you’ve been avoiding me the whole week?
Walang imik si Maya. She was embarrassed to have assumed wrongly.
SC: You thought that was mine? And worse, I presume, you thought na yun ang surprise ko sa’yo?
He was laughing now.
He finds it amusing while Maya has turned red in embarrassment.
Maya: Eh kasi naman SC… (head bowed down)
SC: Nakakarami ka na Maya. (he smirks and puts on a sad face)
Maya: SC. Sorry na. Akala ko kasi….
SC: Why didn’t you ask? Why did you look into the bag in the first place? Yan tuloy.Nashock ka sa nakita mo. (he’s grinning)
Maya: Kasi naman SC. Kala ko nandun yun surprise mo. Atsaka gold yun bag. Nakakacurious.
SC: Hay naku. Kulit mo talaga Maya.
Maya: Puwedeng kalimutan na lang natin yun nangyari?
Maya: SC naman eh…
SC: O sige. Just promise next time to ask first before you assume. Besides do you really think I would use those? Seriously?
Maya: Malay ko ba if may dark secret ka…
SC: No I don’t have any.
SC: And besides, I don’t need those stuff in Ryan’s bag to make you happy. I am capable myself, without the help of props, to make you ecstatic. (he grins mischievously)
Nanlaki ang mata ni Maya.
Maya: Sir Chief!!!!
SC: Just kidding, just kidding…
SC: Tara na nga. Alis na tayo.
Maya: O kala ko may gagawin ka dito sa hangar?
SC: Engr. Yamaguchi, Sonny and Liza can handle it. Balikan ko na lang sila mamaya.
Maya: Eh yun sinabimo na aasikasuhin mo?
SC: I’m gonna do that now kaya tara na.Ikaw ang aasikasuhin ko. Ipapasyal kita. I missed you. Atsaka babawi ka sa 1 week na pagiwas mo sakin. We will have the rest of the day to ourselves.
Maya was excited. She also missed Richard and she regretted wasting the whole week avoiding him just because of her silly assumptions.
She then embraces Richard and kisses him on both cheeks.
Maya: Sorry na ha SC! I love you. (she looks at him lovingly)
Richard smiles and kisses her on the forehead.
SC: (retrieves something from his bag) O Here’s my surprise for you pala. I made that myself. Luke helped me print it. Si Nikki at Abby yun pumili ng pictures pero ako ang nag edit nyan. Ang hirap pala. (he was laughing)
The surprise was a framed collage of 6 of their pictures – his picture in Baguio, her picture during the prom, their picture together during the hangar launch, their picture with the kids, their picture with Manang Fe, Doris, Sabel and Joma and lastly their picture together with her family in San Nicolas taken during New Year.
He had two copies of it, one for him and one for her. Maya was teary eyed. She was so touched that Richard went out of his way to do this.
Maya: Thank you (she pauses for awhile) Richard…
Richard lovingly looks at her. His heart skipped at her mention of his name. It was the first time she did it and he loved the way she said it.
He gathered her in his arms and they hugged each other tightly. He kissed her forehead.
Inside the car, Maya is in deep thought then she glances at Richard, then at the window then at Richard again…
SC: Say it Maya…
Maya: Ang ano SC?
SC: Alam kong may gusto kang sabihin, say it. Im all ears.
Maya: Ah..eh nakakahiya.
SC: Pagkatapos ng lahat lahat, ngayon ka pa mahihiya? Sige na, sabihin mo na. Ako lang naman to.
Maya: Ah eh… SC… ginagamit ba talaga yun?
SC: (knows what she was leading to already but pretended he doesn’t know) Ang alin?
Maya: Yun mga dala-dala ni Ryan.
SC: Ano ba kasi mga nakita mo dun? (he tries to suppress a grin)
Maya: Madami SC. Pantali, mga tusoktusok na bagay, matatalim na bagay, latigo, tapos mga malalaswang videos at magazines.
SC: At talagang detailed ha! You really were curious peeking at that bag.
Maya: SC naman eh. Para san ba yun? Bakit kailangan yun? Di ba masama yun?
SC: Maya, it’s not naman bad to own those things or explore, as they say. Some couples are comfortable doing it while others are not. It becomes wrong if you force your partner in engaging in those activities without their consent, yung parang you force them into doing it. That’s what happened to Ryan’s client. But some couples do it. Sabi nila it adds spice to their married life or intimacy. Others say that it makes them closer to each other. Why do you ask? (he’s uncomfortable already)
Maya: Wala naman SC. Kayo SC, gumamit din kayo nun?
SC: (his eyes grew big, but tried to maintain his composure despite the fact that the other part of his body is getting affected by the conversation they are having) No!!! I never used those. Alex and I were not comfortable. Haven’t used them “yet” anyway.Unless you are willing to explore them with me… (he smiles naughtily)
Maya: Uy SC ha! Hindi ah! Wala akong sinasabing ganyan.
SC: Then why all of a sudden you’re interested in talking about it?
Maya: Curious nga ako di ba. Atsaka pinag uusapan yan palagi nina Eds, Ruby at Josh.
SC: They’re using those kinky stuff? (nanlaki ang mata ni Richard)
Maya: Hindi SC. Yun ano lang, yun “being intimate” lang. Nagkukuwentuhan sila ng mga ginagawa nila.
SC: Hmmm (he was also curious now) So what do you feel while nagkukuwento sila? Hindi ka ba naiinggit? Hindi ba sila nagtatanong about “us”?
Maya: Hindi ako naiingit SC, grabe ka! Nagtatanong sila if ano daw… alam mo na…
SC: If ano?
Maya: SC ipaspell ba… alam mo na yun… yun being intimate nga di ba, ang kulit mo.
SC: So anong sagot mo?
Maya: Sabi ko sa kanila, gentleman ka and you don’t take advantage of me. (she couldn’t look at him while saying these)
SC: There you go again.
Maya: Ano SC?
SC: You again assume.
Maya: Assume ng ano SC?
SC: That “gentleman” ako.
Maya’s eyes grew big, she looks at him
Maya: Oo kaya.
SC: (feigned to have a very serious look on his face) Well, Ms.Dela Rosa, I am not! Kaya let’s go…
Maya: (voice worried) Sir Chief… san tayo pupunta?
SC: Kanina, I was planning to tour Clark kaso I changed my mind, sa hotel room na lang tayo dederetso (grins naughtily).
Maya: (unconsciously covers her hand to her chest) A…anong gagawin natin SC?
SC: I want to prove to you that your assumptions are wrong. (winks at her)
Initially Maya was scared, but realized that Richard was always teasing her about it so she decided to play along. Alam nyang hanggang biro lang naman si SC. She tried to put on a brave front.
Maya: (tried her best to look unaffected, then puts her left hand on SC’s right lap) San kang hotel nagpa-book SC? (she looks at him and smiles sweetly)
Maya’s hand on his lap jolted him. He swallowed hard. Beads of sweat are now forming on his forehead.
SC: Maya remove your hand. Im driving. (he commanded, believing that his higher-than-usual voice would mask the discomfort he’s feeling now)
Maya: Sungit naman nito. Kamay naman ang ginagamit mo sa pagdrive eh. (she knows that Richard was affected by her move. She felt triumphant already)
SC: Basta! Remove it. Atsaka ang sikip ng pants ko. I don’t feel comfortable. Ang init.
Maya: Huh! Ang lamig kaya ng aircon mo atsaka maluwag naman yang pants mo. Di ba yan yun binili natin last week?
SC: (to himself) maluwag kanina Maya ,pero kung di mo pa ako titigilan mas sisikip yan.
Maya: (pretends to innocently look at SC) SC, okay kalang? Bakit parang di ka mapakali jan? Uy SC…
SC: Matulog ka na nga muna Maya. We have 15 minutes to reach the hotel. (stop being a tease, he wanted to tell her)
Maya: Ayoko nga. Gusto ko makipagkwentuhan.
SC: Then makipagkwentuhan ka. Just keep your hands to yourself or we would meet an accident.
He heard her chuckle. He was certain that Maya was intentionally teasing him so he suddenly parks his car at the side of the road, faces Maya, gazes at her intently then presses his lips on hers., gently at first then hungrily. Maya was too shocked to return the kiss. When he realized that she was not returning his kiss, he breaks from it, his gaze intense.
SC: That would keep you quiet for the rest of our ride to the hotel, where we would continue our unfinished business.
Richard smiles while Maya was still speechless at what Richard just did. She unconsciously touches her lips while Richard on the other hand had his eyes on the road while flashing his lopsided grin.
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A/N Matagal na to and i submitted it ata sa EBU. Im posting this again and ill also post some of my other archived fanfics of my all time most loved characters Maya and Ser Chief. Pardon the lapses in grammar, punctuations, content. Im not a writer. It just became my hobby to make fictions of my fave pair.