Life and Regrets – parts 1&2

Admin Note: *Contributed Story* Please give credit and thanks to Miss Aa.


Author:MissAa

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Maya and Richard. Married for 10 years. They have 5 kids. Luke, Nikki and Abby are Richard’s kid from his first wife. Mayumi and Ricky are Maya and Richard’s kid.

Masaya naman ang first 9 years of marriage nila, pero hindi alam ni Maya kung bakit? Anong nangyari? Bat nagkaganun? Parang iba na kasi yung pagaaway nila kahapon.

“Maya! Ano ba naman yan! Ang tanga tanga mo naman! Bat mo hinayaan si Mayumi na makapasok dito? Ayan, tuloy nagulo ang mga papeles!” Richard said.

Maya was covering the ears of Mayumi. “Mayumi, punta ka muna kela Ate Nikki mo ah. Wait lang kausapin ko lang Daddy mo.”

“Sige po Mommy.” Mayumi said.

“Richard, bakit kailangan mo kaming sigawan? Hindi mo ba alam na baka may effect kay Mayumi yun?”

“I care about Mayumi, pero sayo wala!”

“Ano bang nangyayari sayo Richard?” Maya said with a calm voice.

“Wala! Umalis ka dito. Get out!”

Nagpatuloy ang pagaaway nila ng ganito, araw araw, gabi gabi. Hindi na alam ni Maya ang gagawin kung paano ba maibabalik ang dating sila, hindi alam ni Maya kung bakit nagkakaganito si Richard. Hindi naman nya niloko si Richard. Wala naman syang ginawa sa 10 years nilang kasal, ang 9 years nila naging maayos at mapayapa pero hindi nya wala kung bakit may biglang pagbabago.

She looked herself at the mirror. “Panget na ba ako?” She thought.

Nang biglang nadinig nyang may nagtext sa cellphone ni Chard. She looked at it and she saw the name and it was ‘Stephanie Babe’ That was her name on Richard’s phone.

“Stephanie? Babe? WTH.” Maya thought.

Tahimik lang si Maya, pagkatapos ni Richard maligo. Nakita nya si Maya nakahiga na at nakatalikod na sa kanya, hindi nya alam bakit pero nagtataka sya kasi dati hindi aasikasuhin pa sya nito bago matulog pero ngayon tulog na agad.

“Anong nangyari dito sa babaeng to?” Richard thought.

He looked at Maya’s face and her eyes were closed.

“Maya! Pagtimpla mo kong kape.” Richard said angrily.

Maya stood up and she went downstairs. Nagtimpla sya ng kape, hindi sya nagsasalita. Nilapag nya to sa table at umalis na. Takang taka si Richard bakit hindi nagsasalita si Maya.

“Maya? Anong inaarte mo?” Richard said.

“Huh?” Maya said.

“Anong inaarte arte mo dyan?”

“Wala. Sige goodnight.” She went to the Master’s Bedroom.

Kinabukasan, pumunta si Maya sa office ni Richard kasi may nakalimutan daw at hindi madala ni Joma kasi susunduin nya pa ang mga bata. So, si Maya ang nagdala.

Pagpasok nya sa office, she saw Stephanie. Nasa lap ng asawa nya at naghahalikan. Maya was broken.

“So, totoo yung nakita ko?! WTH Chard! Kaya pala nagbago ka.” Maya thought.

Iniwan na lang nya sa labas ng pintuan ang pinapadala ni Manang Fe. Umuwi sya sa bahay na malungkot napansin ito ng lahat, kahit din naman Richard pero wala syang pakielam.

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Ilang araw, bumalik na din si Maya sa dati nyang sarili. Masaya na ulit ito. Pero may nararamdaman si Maya na hindi nya alam kung ano. Bigla bigla na lang sumasakit ang ulo nya.

“Awww!” Maya shouted.

Napasigaw sya at napahawak sa hawakan ng hagdanan. Pinilit nyang tumayo at bumaba ng maayos sa hagdan at umupo sa couch.

“Baka pagod lang sa work.” Maya thought.

Pero dumadalas na ang pagkakaroon ng sakit ng ulo ni Maya, madami na din ang nakakapansin na namumutla sya. Like Manang Fe.

“Hija, okay ka lang ba bakit parang namumutla ka?”

“Opo Manang Fe. Okay lang ako.”

Si Richard napapansin nya ito, pero hindi nya pinapansin baka kasi arte lang ito ni Maya.

So, si Maya naisipan nyang magpacheck sa doctor.

“Mrs. Lim, we need to do some tests. Like CT Scan.”

“Why? Sobrang serious ba?” Maya asked.

“Hindi po, para malaman po natin kung bakit po sumasakit ang ulo ninyo.”

“Sige po Doc Francisco.”

After nung CT Scan, nagusap ulit sila Maya at ang Doctor Francisco.

“Mrs. Lim, come back here after a week. I need to review the result of your CT Scan.”

“Sige po, Doc Francisco. Thank you po.”

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Patuloy pa rin na nakakaramdam si Maya ng ganito, binigyan sya ng Doctor ng gamut para maibsan ang sakit ng ulo nya. Kaya medyo gumagaan na ang pakiramdam nya.

After a week, nagpunta sya sa Doctor nya. Sobrang kinakabahan sya sa resulta kasi feeling nya hindi maganda ito.

“Goodmorning Mrs. Lim.”

“Goodmorning po Doc.” Maya said. “Ano pong resulta?”

“Ahm, Maya. Wag ka sanang mabibigla…”

Maya was nervous. Wala syang kasama, gusto nya sana isama si Richard pero alam nyang hindi sya sasamahan nito. Kaya sya na lang ang nagpunta magisa.

“Ano po ba yun Doc?”

Pinakita sa kanya ang result ng CT Scan nya at ang  CT Scan ng isang normal na tao.

“Eh  Doc, bakit nyo po pinapakita sakin to?” Maya said. Teary eyed. “Ano po bang sakit ko?”

“Mrs. Lim, please wag po kayong mabibigla. Meron po kayong Brain Cancer Stage 4.”

Umiyak na si Maya.

“No Doc! I want to have 2nd opinion! This is not true! I can’t take it. Isang simpleng sakit ng ulo lang? Brain Cancer na! Yan lang ang symptoms!”

“Mrs. Lim, just calm down. May mga special cases like your case na late na nagpakita ang symptoms. Kahit po magpa’2nd opinion po tayo, ganoon pa din po ang lalabas.”

Maya walked out the room. She just can’t take it. She cried and she drove to a peaceful place.

“…Meron po kayong Brain Cancer Stage 4.”  Paulit ulit tumatakbo sa isip ni Maya yun.

“I can’t have this. I don’t deserve this! Paano na ang pamilya ko, si Richard, ang mga anak ko? Sila Nanay? Paano na ako? Ang bata pa ng anak ko para mawalan ng isang ina. Hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko.” Maya thought.

She left her phone at Lim’s Mansion. Manang Fe was worried kasi alam nya na may mali kay Maya. Tinatawagan nya ang phone pero nadinig nya na naiwan nya pala ito sa bahay. Gabing gabi na at wala pang Maya na dumadating sa bahay. Dumating na si Richard sa bahay.

“Ricardo, kasama mo ba si Maya?” Manang Fe asked.

“Hindi po Manang, matulog na kayo. Uuwi din yun.” Richard said.

Nagaalala din si Richard kasi alam nyang may mali din sa asawa nya, alam nyang nasaktan nya ito ng sobra pero iba ito. Hindi naman umuuwi si Maya ng gabi.

2am. Dumating si Maya sa mansion. Pagpasok nya ng pinto nakita nya bukas pa ang ilaw sa office ni Richard. She went straight to the Master’s Bedroom. She was crying hard. She heard the door opened so she pretented to sleep. Naramdaman nya na may papalapit sa kanya pero nakapikit pa din ang kanyang mga mata.

Richard went to the Master’s Bedroom. He opened the door and went straight to Maya. He thought she was really asleep. He touched her  face.

“Maya, bakit parang galing ka sa iyak? Ano na ba ang nangyayari sayo? I know na may mali ako, at alam ko na may nararamdaman kang hindi mo sinasabi sa akin?” He sighed and kissed her forehead.

Nadinig ito ni Maya, pinigilan nya umiyak kasi ayaw nya na malaman ni Richard ang kalagayan nya. Natulog na din si Richard, at patuloy syang umiyak ng tahimik sa ilalim ng kumot nya. Umiiyak sya ng umiiyak.

Part 2

Kinabukasan, sobrang aga naman nagising ni Maya. Hindi na nga sya natulog kasi sobrang sama ng loob nya, pinilit na lang nya maging masaya sa harap nilang lahat. Nagluto sya ng almusal sa lahat.

“Goodmorning Sir Chief!” She hugged her husband and kissed his lips.

“Goodmorning Luke! Nikki! Abby! Mayumi! At ang Baby Ricky ko!” She kissed them one by one.

“Ma, mukhang masaya tayo ngayon ah.” Luke said.

“Oo naman, dapat lang. Kasi maikli lang ang buhay diba? Baka mamaya o kaya bukas wala na ako, kaya kailangan kong gawin to.” Maya said.

Everyone was silent when she said that. Richard and Manang Fe looked at each other’s eyes. As if they were talking to each other.

“Joke lang! Lakas lakas ko pa e. Kayo naman bigla kayong sumeryoso.” Maya said. “Btw nga pala, Honey. Kailangan ko ng umalis. Babalik din ako Hon.” She kissed Richard’s lips and said goodbye to everyone.

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Nagpunta sya sa Doctor nya, humingi sya ng mga gamut at mga ways para maibsan pa ang sakit nya. Pero alam nya na hindi na sya tatagal pero pipilitin nya para sa pamilya nya. Para kay Richard at sa mga anak nya.

“Mrs. Lim, eto ang mga gamot at kailangan mo ng Chemotherapy 2times a week.”

“Sige po, Doc. Thankyou.” Maya said.

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Pumunta muna sya sa mall at namili sya ng pang’dinner nila. Mga chocolates na favorite nila Abby, favorite fruits ni Manang Fe, Favorite Clips ni Doris, Kitchen Utensils ni Sabel, Bag kay Joma at Polo para kay Sir Chief nya. Nakauwi na sya at ang dami nyang dala. Nilapag nya muna ito sa kwarto nila, nagpalit at bumaba para maghanda ng hapunan.

“Sabel, ako na muna ang magluluto ah. Kare kare sana lulutuin ko e.” Maya said.

“Oo naman Day, bat mo naman naisipan magluto ngayon ng ganyan? May okasyon ba?” Sabel asked.

“Wala naman, pero baka bukas hindi ko na magawa to. Joke lang!” Maya grinned.

Umuwi na si Richard and she saw his wife smiling and waving at him. He smiled also and Maya hugged him and kissed him again.

“Goodevening My Super Handsome Husband!” Maya said. “Kain ka na.”

Kumain na sila at habang nagd’dessert.

“Uy! Wait lang. May kukunin lang ako.” Maya said.

Pagkababa ni Maya, sumakit ang ulo nya pero kaya nya pa kaya ngumiti lang sya, dala dala nya ang  mga regalo.

“Wow Mommy! Ang Dami.” Luke said.

“OH MY GEE! Mommy! Ang dami.” Nikki said.

“Oh eto  sayo, Luke, Eto naman sayo Nikki, For Abby! For Mayumi! For Baby Ricky! For Manang Fe, Doris, Sabel at Kuya Joma.”

“Anong meron Mommy?” Abby asked.

“A-Ah, wala lang. Gusto ko lang mag’regalo.” Maya said.

“Sige na, magsitulog na kayo.” Manang Fe said.

“Thanks Ma.” The kids said in unison.

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Nasa kwarto na sina Richard at Maya, paglabas ni Richard ng banyo. Nakita nya si Maya nakangiti sa kanya.

“Akala mo nakalimutan kita no?” Maya said. “Eto oh, Polo. Favorite color mo pa yan.”

“Thanks Maya, but why are you acting so strange?” Richard asked.

“H-Hindi naman Hon. Gusto ko lang talaga.” Maya said.

“Matulog na tayo.” Richard said.

Hindi pa din makatulog si Maya ng maayos. Tinignan nya si Richard at nakita nya na tulog na tulog ito kaya bumaba sya sa may veranda para magpahangin at uminom ng gatas para antukin sya.

“Maya, anong gagawin mo? Hindi ko kaya na iwan sila Richard. Hindi ko kakayanin.” Maya thought.

Pagkainom nya ng gatas, umakyat na sya at nakatulog na ito. Naramdaman ito ni Richard, alam nya na bumaba ito dahil pati sya hindi din makatulog dahil alam nya na gising pa si Maya.

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Ilang araw na ang lumipas, laging sweet na si Maya kaya nakasanayan na nilang lahat. Pero si Richard alam nyang may mali. Akala ng ibang tao sa bahay normal ang lahat pero hindi pala.

“Mommy, sana lagi kang ganito.” Her youngest son said.

“Why naman Baby?” Maya asked.

“Para lagi tayong happy.”

“Aww, ang sweet naman ng Baby ko.” Maya kissed her Little Richard.

12am. Umuwi si Richard dahil sa late meeting nila. Nakita nya si Maya sa Veranda, nakatulog. She looked at her eyes, she was sleeping. Richard carried her and bring then to their room. He kissed her goodnight.

“Bakit ba ako naging masama sa asawa ko? After all these years, mahal nya lang naman ako. Pero bakit hindi ko naipakita sa kanya ito? Richard, damn!” Richard thought.

2am. Maya woke up and she stood up. She wanted to go to the bathroom pero nung tumayo sya at malapit na sya sa pintuan ng cr, napahawak sya sa doorknob at bumagsak sya. Malakas ang pagkakabagsak ni Maya, nagising si Richard dahil doon. Nakita nya si Maya hinimatay. Pumunta sya kay Maya agad agad.

“Dad, ano po yung kala-?” Luke entered their room and she saw his Mom. “Dad! Anong pong nangyari kay Mommy?!”

“Luke, hold you Mom first. I’ll just get the car keys and we’ll bring her to the hospital.” Richard said.

“Y-Yes Dad.” He held her Mom in his arms. “Mommy! Wake up. Mom!” Luke said.

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They were in the hospital. His Dad was walking back and forth. His Mommy Maya was in the emergency room, the doctors were observing her. A stretcher came out and it was his Mommy Maya.

“Mr. Lim, sa room 401 po naming ililipat si Mrs. Lim.” Nurse said.

“Yes please.” Richard said. “Luke, follow your Mom. I need to talk to her Doctor.”

He followed his Dad’s order. He followed his Mom. Richard was beside her, holding her hand and waiting for the Doctor to come and tell him what’s going on. The Doctor came.

“Mr. Lim? Are you the husband of Mrs. Maya Lim?” Doctor Francisco said.

“Yes Doc, btw. I’m Mr. Richard Lim.”

“Nice to meet you Mr. Lim. About you wife’s condition. Can we talk outside?”

They went outside.

“Doc, what about my wife’s condition?”

“Hindi pa ba nya sinasabi sa inyo Mr. Lim?”

“Ang alin po Doc?”

“About her condition?”

“Hindi pa po Doc, she was acting strange these past few days. She didn’t tell me anything.”

“I’ll go straight to the point Mr. Lim. Your wife is suffering from Brain Cancer Stage 4.”

“WHAT?!” Richard said. Tiger mode. “I think Doc, we’re just having a misunderstanding here.”

“Just keep calm down Mr. Lim. Few weeks ago, nagpunta si Mrs. Lim. Nagpacheck sya at we did some tests like CT Scan and sa CT Scan po namin nalaman ang condition ni Mrs. Lim. I’m so sorry Mr. Lim but I don’t think your wife can’t survive. Only 6 months Mr. Lim. The cancer cells are spreading.” The Doctor said.

Richard’s world stopped when he heard that Maya can’t survive. Nagsisisi sya, kung bakit nya ba tinrato si Maya ng ganun.

“Damn Richard! Bakit? Bakit si Maya pa? Bakit hindi na lang ako?!” Richard said.

He went back to Maya’s room. He saw his eldest son sleeping while holding his Mommy Maya’s hand. He never thought that his children love her so much. He tapped his son’s shoulder.

“Go to sleep on that couch. Ako naman ang magbabantay sa Mommy mo.” Richard said.

“Yes Dad. And Btw, what did he say? The Doctor?”

“It’s just over fatigue Son. Don’t need to worry.” He lied.

“Okay Dad, goodnight.”

“Goodnight Son.”

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Maya woke up. She saw an unfamiliar place and she remembered everything. She saw Richard sleeping beside her and he was holding her hand. She touched Richard’s hand. Richard woke up and she saw Maya.

“Are you okay? May nararamdaman ka ba? Nauuhaw? Gutom? Anong gusto mo?” Aligagang tanong ni Richard.

She laughed. “Sir Chief, kalma lang. Okay lang ako. Gusto ko ng umuwi. Pagod lang to. Tara na please.” She begged.

“Sige sige, sasabihin ko sa Doctor.”

To be continued…

12 thoughts on “Life and Regrets – parts 1&2

  1. AHHHHH!!!!! Bakit ako naiyak dito..😥 But nice Story.. sana mabilis ung pag-update para maganda basahin.. hindi masyadong nakakabitin … hehehe Sorry for being sooo demanding.. Ganda kasi ng Story eh..🙂

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