A/N: Since intense pa rin ang mga epi, nahawa lang ako haha. Manalig tayo walang BREAK UP na magaganap sa show. Kapitbisig lang po.
It almost been a month now, wala pa rin pagbabago sa mansyon especially with Abby. Good thing she still attends her class but got inactive unlike before.
“Oh Doris kamusta na?”
“Naku Sabel ganun pa rin, sabi ng adviser ni Abby tahimik pa rin daw.”
“Hala naman, lahat na nang paraan nagawa na natin, kulang na lang kumaen tayo ng bubog para maentertain si baby, waley pa rin.”
“Oo nga eh, naaawa ako sa bata sya talaga ang naaapektuhan ng grabe sa mga nangyayari.”
“Oooi kayong dalawa ano naman yang pinagtsichismisan nyo?”
“Kakagulat ka naman Joma. Pinag uusapan lang namin si Abby, kinakamusta ko kay Doris kung medyo ok na ba ang alaga nya.”
“Oo nga nakakaawa si Abby. Nung isang araw nga pinasalubungan sya ni Ser ng ice cream tinanggihan nya at natulog lang.”
“Talaga Joma, kaya pala may ice cream sa ref nung isang araw.”
“Grabe ang hirap ni Maya mapagsalita lang yang si Abby dati tapos ayun nakamute mode na ulit si bagets.”
“Hindi pa naman ako si Maya na nakakagawa ng himala, kahit ialay ko ata itong bangs ko sa mga anito, hindi ko ulit mapagsasalita yang si Abby.”
“Alam nyong 2, isa lang naman ang solusyon sa problemang pinag uusapan natin eh.”
“Aber at ano naman yung solusyong sinasabi mo Joma?”
“Hindi ano kundi sino.”
“Sino?” Sabel and Doris asked at the same time.
“Sino ba ang numero unong rason kung bakit parang zombie mode si Ser Richard at si Abby naman ay di na ulit nagsasalita?”
“Si Maya” again, the two said in unison.
“Oo nga noh kung babalik lang dito si Maya, magiging maayos na ulit ang lahat.”
“Pero Doris alam naman natin na imposible yan kasi nga di sya tanggap ng 2 junakis ni Ser.”
“Sana lang matauhan na yung 2 bago pa mahuli ang lahat. Kasi may mga pangyayaring kahit gaano pa tayo magsisi, hinding hindi na natin maibabalik pa.”
“Oh siya, bumalik na nga tayo sa mga gawain natin bago pa tayo mahuli ni Manang Fe.”
He’s currently having a struggle within himself whether he would call Maya or not. This past few days he’s acting like a stalker, going at the airport to fetch her but then he remembers that they already broke up he just suit himself in looking at her from afar. Sometimes he would ask Liza to book him a flight, the same flight where she is one of the assigned FA but with their situation, he stopped himself from following her. He knew Liza is getting worried for him but he’s not in the mood to explain anything at the moment.
“Kuya maaga atang natapos ang class mo, and what’s that?”
“Binili ko si baby ng bagong toys. Ang cute nitong dollhouse di ba?”
“Uhm yeah, by the way kuya, do you think that will work?”
“Ewan ko Niks, pero kelangan nating gawin ang magagawa natin para wag tuluyang bumalik sa dati si Abby.”
She woke up one day feeling tired all of a sudden. Yung pagod nya sa trabaho at pag iisip ay nag ipon ipon na kaya she decided to ask for a 5 days of work leave. Good thing its not the peak season so her supervisors immediately granted her request.
“Oh hello bunso, kamusta ka na?”
“Ayos naman na kahit papaano. Napatawag pala ako para ipaalam sayo na uuwi ako dyan sa Linggo.”
“Talaga? Matutuwa si Nanay nya. Mga ilang araw ka dito?”
“Kumuha ko ng 5 araw na leave. Wag mo munang sabihin kina nanay, gusto kong masorpresa sila.”
“Oh siya kung yan ang gusto mo.”
“Ah wala, natutuwa lang ako at maayos ka na ulit.”
“Kelangan kong maging maayos at matatag, andyan pa kayo nila nanay, di pa ako tuluyang nag iisa. Para sa inyo kakayanin ko.”
“Basta bunso anu man ang mangyari andito lang kami. Kapitbisig forever and ever.”
“Tatandaan ko yan, maraming salamat,Kute.”
“Dad are you busv can we talk?”
“What is it, Nikz?”
“Uhm, are you alright?”
He wants to say he’s not. He stopped pretending that everything’s fine, Yes he’s alive but barely breathing.
“Why do you ask?”
“Because dad we are worried about you. Kuya and I, even Ms. Liza napapansin na nyang you’re acting weird eversince…you parted ways with Ate Maya.”
“Dont concern yourself with me. I’m fine. You guys should focus on your studies.”
“But dad paanong di kami mag aalala sayo, of course we’re concern.”
“Like I said Im fine. Besides isnt it already late for the concern?” he looked at his daughter with a pained expression. Its not his intention to make her or them to feel guilty, he’s just stating a fact.
“May kailangan ka pa ba? Im busy kasi.”
“Do you really love her that much ba Dad?”
“Why are you asking me that Niks? We already broke up.”
“Because I want to understand Dad. I want to understand why you always have that pained expression in your face, why are you acting like you’re already dead the only difference nga lang is that gumagalaw at humihinga ka pa rin all because of Ate Maya, she’s not Mom so why dad?”
“Nikz no matter how much I put into words and explain to you my reason you wouldnt understand since you havent experience yet the pain of losing a loved one and the joy of finally being happy again when you thought all your life its just misery and heartache.”
“Dad pwede ka namang magmahal ng iba eh.”
“Kung ganun din naman di sana hindi na lang ang mom nyo ang minahal ko, that way maybe I could be spared of the pain when I lost her.”
“Bakit kasi si Ate Maya pa dad?”
“And why not her? Nikz we will never know who will come and go into our lives. Who will betray us, who will hurt us, who will love us and at the same time who will we fall for. Even I couldnt imagine that I could fall in love with Maya, but it just happened just like how your Mom left us all of a sudden, di rin ako prepared nun.”
He just continue when he received no reaction from his daughter.
“Like what I told you and your brother before, I wouldnt even loved her if I didnt see how much she loves you as well. But its not just all about that. I love her for she saw the best in me when no one can. She patiently endure all our harshness and continued to serve and took care of us. She loves not just us but even Manang Fe, Sabel, Doris and Joma. She works hard for the sake of her family,not allowing any kind of problems to interfere with her goals. I love how she brought back the light and the smile in our lives. I love how she made your little sister talked again. I love her innocent smile, her doe like eyes, I love how she managed to make me calm with just a cup of coffee. I love how she stood by me, helping me with my problems whether its all about work or you guys. She can really find a guy who’s younger and without excess baggage but she chose me. She loves me for what I am, my mood swings, my bad temper, my past and you guys..she accepted and love you all. ”
“Im just worried Dad.”
“I know you’re not the type to play around so eventually you and Ate Maya will end up together. But how about us dad? Magkakaroon ka na ng bagong buhay, pano na kami nila kuya at Abby? Are we not enough to make you happy and complete ba dad? How about Mom, ganun na lang ba kadaling kalimutan ang memories nya?”
“You guys will always be a part of my life, will always be my priority. Di lang naman ako ang gagawa ng panibagong chapter sa life ko with Maya, kayo din, all of us here. And dont ever think that you three isnt enough to make you happy. You guys are one of the reasons why I continue living even until now but there are times that I need someone to took care of me as well, someone I can share my worries with, someone who can understand you and Abby better than I do. ”
“You can share your worries with us naman dad.”
“I know Nikz but I am a father, and no father will want his children to worry about anything. Kaya kahit mahirap I’ll try my best to shield you guys from any negative situation. Because I love you guys. All I want is too see you smiling and laughing. As for your Mom, I love her and I always will. What we have is irreplaceable, no one can change the fact that she will be forever a part of my life but I know your Mom will never want us to wallow in misery forever. I know she will be the 1st person who will be genuinely happy if I fall in love again.”
“How can you be sure about that, dad?”
“I know because your mom is one of the selfless person I know. Thats the reason why I fell for her in the past.”
Her father’s word keep ringing into her head. Have they really been selfish? A knocked on the door interrupt her thoughts.
“Nikz, kanina pa ko kumakatok ang tagal mong sumagot.”
“Im just thinking about something lang kuya. Btw, what do you need ba?”
“Hihiram sana akong charger, namisplaced ko kasi yung akin. Mamaya ko na lang hahanapin.”
“Okay, andyan sa drawer.”
“Ano ba yung iniisip mo ha?”
“Im thinking about our situation. I mean Dad and Ate Maya.”
“Ikaw din pala.”
“I have talked to dad earlier.”
“Talaga? About saan naman?”
And she proceeded to share what her conversation with their father is all about.
“Nikz tama si Manang Fe.. Masaya nga si Dad eversince Ate Maya came into our lives. Pero pinagkait natin ang simpleng kaligayahang yun. Kahit si Abby naaapektuhan na.”
Their conversation was interrupted by a commotion next door.
(to be, jollibee burgersteak..continue)
Forgive the wrong grammar, spelling etc. Basta lahat ng maling makikita nyo pagpasensyahan nyo na lang po. Di ko ma explain pero parang na freeze ang brain ko, kagabi pa. Shucks!
Ayun happy reading again. Yung kasunod tsaka na lang po. 😄