A/N: Hi guys! Nagiging exciting na ang tandem nina Nikki at Nicolo sa episodes ng BCWMH. Kakakilig ang moments nila! Kaya eto ako uli, promotor ng Nic-Nik tandem!🙂
This is a continuation of The Deleted Nic-Nik Scene 4 (More Confessions)
Maya was in the master’s bedroom putting one month old Matti to sleep when she heard a tentative knock.
Nikki opened the door and peeked into the room. “Ma? Are you busy?”
“Pasok ka Nikki,” Maya invited.
“Ay nagising ko ba si Matti?” Nikki askes worriedly.
“Ah hindi, tulog na tulog na sya”, Maya replied as she stood up to put Matti in his crib.
Nikki went over to the crib to help Maya place the baby down. She smiled at her baby brother and caressed his fingers.
“Halika Nikki, upo tayo dito”. Maya led her to the small couch in the room. “Gagabihin ng uwi ang Daddy mo. May kelangan ka ba sa kanya?”
“Um, wala Ma. Actually, it’s you I wanted to talk to,” Nikki replied.
Maya smiled and looked at Nikki affectionately. They’ve come a long way. Nikki has found a friend and confidante in Maya. And Maya relished the role she played in Nikki’s life.
“Ma, Nicolo wants to come over tomorrow… to, um, formally make paalam to court me”. Nikki began. “I don’t know if that’s gonna be okay with Dad. I’m so nervous, Ma! What if he says no agad? What if he gets mad…”
Maya put an arm on Nikki’s shoulders.
“Palagay ko papayag yun,” Maya said in an assuring tone.
“Really, Ma? You think so? Eh Dad is so strict kasi…”
“Wag ka mag-alala Nikki. Alam naman nyang mabait si Nicolo. At alam nyang pareho naman kayong mature at alam nyo ang mga limits nyo.”
“Ma naman, you’re talking as if mag boyfriend na kami eh!” Nikki blushed.
“Hmmm, alam ko din naman na sasagutin mo sya eh,” Maya teased her.
“Ma!” Nikki protested at first, then she hugged Maya. “But I guess you’re right. I’ve been in love with Nicolo for such a long time na.” She has a dreamy look on her face that reminded Maya of herself several years ago.
Maya cupped Nikki’s face. “Akong bahala sa Daddy mo. Wag ka mag-alala okay? Basta promise mo sakin na magpapakabait kayo at hindi nyo pababayaan ang studies nyo ha?”
Nikki nodded and took a deep breath. “Yes, I promise. Thanks Mama, I really appreciate everything,” Nikki hugged her again tightly.
When Richard arrived late that night, Maya came down to meet him.
“O, bakit gising ka pa?” Richard asked after giving Maya a kiss.
“Inantay talaga kita, Mahal,” Maya replied. “Kumain ka na ba? Gusto mo ba ng coffee?”
“It’s okay. I ate already. Tara na, akyat na tayo.”
When they got back to the room, Richard kissed Matti hello before getting dressed.
Maya was excited to talk to him about tomorrow but she waited until he was ready for bed.
Richard just finished brushing his teeth when Maya came up behind him and hugged him from the back.
“Eto na, Mahal. Bukas na…,” she smiled at him.
He raised an eyebrow. “Huh? Bukas ang ano?”
“Pupunta dito si Nicolo bukas para mag paalam ng ligaw!” Maya said excitedly.
Richard’s eyes narrowed. No matter how much Maya psyched him up for it, he still wasn’t prepared. He sat on the bed. Maya sat beside him and made him look at her.
“Daddy pogi, bawal mag tiger mode ha! Pinag-usapan na natin ito!”
“Maya, I can’t help but worry,” Richard told her. “Ang babata pa nila, especially Nikki”.
“Pero mature na si Nikki. Hindi na sya parang bata umasta. Besides, nag promise sya sa akin na uunahin pa din nya ang studies nya, at hindi sila gagawa ng kalokohan”.
“What do you mean by kalokohan?” Richard curled her lips upwards.
“Hmmm, alam mo na yun!” Maya blushed like a teenager.
“You mean like this?” He brought Maya’s face towards his and brought his lips down onto hers. He kissed her deeply, passionately until they were both out of breath.
“Or maybe this?” Before she could say a word, he nibbled on her ear, sending shivers throughout her body.
“Mahal!” Maya said breathlessly. “Ikaw talaga! Di ba sabi ni doktora bawal pa muna?”
“Eh ‘yun’ lang naman ang bawal eh. Yung mga ‘kalokohan’ di naman bawal di ba?”. He kissed her again, his lips trailing kisses on the side of her neck, to her shoulder as he slipped the strap of her sleeping dress down…
Maya arched her back in delight as Richard kissed the sensitive skin near her breast, when a small cry pierced through to their consciousness.
They looked at each other and laughed. They both got out of bed to check on Matti.
“Nagseselos ata si Matti! Sa kanya daw yan!” Richard laughed as Maya picked up Matti who was already rooting for his meal.
“Ikaw talaga!! Basta, Daddy pogi ha, pagbigyan mo na sila Nikki at Nioclo ha?” Maya said once more as she started to breastfeed the crying baby.
“Lawyer ka nga ata talaga!” Richard laughed. “Okay okay, I promise to keep an open mind. Bilisan mo dyan ha, we have unfinished kalokohan pa”, he said with a wink.
The next morning, Luke was on the phone with Nicolo giving him moral support.
“Tol, relax lang. Lahat naman kami dito boto sa yo eh!”
“Bespren, salamat ha. Pero dad mo hindi pa boto…”
“Malay mo? Malaki na ang pinagbago ni Dad since dumating si Mama sa buhay namin.”
“Sabagay. Sana nga… Sige Tol, kita-kits tayo mamayang gabi ha.”
Nikki almost ran to the gate at the sound of the doorbell. Nicolo stood there, looking dapper in a long sleeved polo and slacks. His hair was neatly combed. And Nikki noticed that for the first time, he actually wore perfume.
“Hi Niknik!” Nicolo smiled almost shyly at her.
“Oh my gee, Nicolo! You actually look human ah!” Nikki teased him.
“Syempre naman Niknik…” He looked really nervous.
“Come on inside na. Dad and Ma are in their room lang. I’ll tell them you’re here”. Nikki looked at him affectionately. “Nicolo, don’t be so nervous na.”
“Oo nga Tol!” Luke added as he came up to them. “Relax lang. I got your back, pare”.
“Thanks bespren ha!” Nicolo took a deep breath as they walked towards the house.
Upstairs, Nikki knocked on the master’s bedroom.
“Dad, Ma? Nicolo is here na.” Richard opened the door and asked Nikki to come in.
He sat on the couch. Nikki sat beside him.
“Niks, I will be frank with you. I think you’re still too young to be in a relationship with a boy…”
He put his hand up. “Let me finish Nikki.”
Nikki looked at Maya. She gave her a reassuring nod and a kapit-bisig sign. Nikki smiled appreciatively.
“I know you are a responsible and mature young lady. I trust you. I just need to know if I can trust Nicolo, okay?” He smiled at her.
“Oh, Dad!” Nikki hugged him tight. “I love you, Daddy. Thanks so much.”
“Maya, let’s go downstairs to talk to Nicolo?”
“Dad, Ma, you both go, I’ll watch Matti.” Nikki offered.
Richard and Maya left the room. But before they could go down, Luke and Abby met them at the stairs.
“Dad,” Luke began. “Bigyan nyo ng chance si Nicolo ha. I know him well Dad. Alam ko naman na aalagaan nya si Niks.”
“Opo Daddy, mabait po talaga si Kuya Nicolo” Abby added.
Richard looked at Maya with an amused smile. “Ang dami namang fans nitong si Nicolo! Yes Luke, Abby, I know that naman, okay? Samahan nyo nalang si Nikki mag-alaga kay Matti.”
“Thanks Dad!” Luke cast a nervous glance at them as he and Abby continued upstairs.
The three of them sat on the sofa, Richard and Maya on one side, Nicolo on the other. Sabel served them coffee and cake. She was acting even more nervous than Nicolo, wringing her hands together and glancing at Richard furtively, staying in the sala long after she had put the tray down. Maya was trying hard not to laugh. Manang Fe finally came and ushered Sabel back to the kitchen. Manang Fe gave Nicolo a pat on the shoulder before she left. Even Richard was amused.
“Nicolo, it seems like you’ve already won the hearts of all the girls in this house.” Richard told him.
“Po? Um, si Nikki lang naman po ang gusto ko sanang ligawan, Tito.” He replied, scratching his head.
Richard and Maya laughed out loud.
“Ang kulit mo talaga Nicolo!” Maya said, shaking her head while laughing. “Kaya napamahal na sa aming lahat si Nicolo, nakakatawa kasi sya eh!” Maya told Richard.
“Well Nicolo, I need to know if this time, you’re serious”, Richard asked in a more somber tone.
“Opo Tito. Serious po ako kay Nikki. Hindi ko naman po kayang paglaruan ang feelings ng taong tinuturing ko na ding kaibigan.”
“You know that Nikki can be difficult or demanding sometimes…” Richard added.
“Yes Tito, kilalalang kilala ko na din po ang mga quirks ni Nikki. Hindi naman ako humahanga sa kanya dahil lang maganda sya. Kilala ko po sya at lahat ng buong pagkatao nya ang napamahal na sa akin. Ilang taon ko na din po syang kilala. Bata pa sya, magkaibigan na kami ni Luke. Naging saksi po ako sa pag mature nya. At lalo po akong napahanga sa kanya.”
Richard looked at Maya. See, Mahal? Sabi ko naman sa yo eh!
“Nicolo, first year palang si Nikki. Kelangan nya mag focus sa pag-aaral nya. Kung papayagan ko kayo, baka naman magka-problema sa grades si Nikki?”
“Yan po, promise ko sa inyo, hinding hindi po mangyayari. Ako mismo ang mangungulit kay Nikki na mag-aral. At tuturuan ko pa sya!” Nicolo said, encouraged by the flow of the conversation.
“Okay… Well, I guess we’ll have to take your word for it Nicolo. I will set some rules and discuss them with Nikki. And I expect you to abide by them.” Richard looked straight at Nicolo, who was nodding vigorously.
“Honestly, though, I’m glad that it’s you who’s courting Nikki. You’re someone we already know and trust. Please lang Nicolo ha, don’t betray that trust. Wag na wag kang gagawa ng kalokohan…”
Richard glanced at Maya who flushed a deep red at the word ‘kalokohan’.
Nicolo jumped up, shook Richard’s hand and grinned widely. “Tito, salamat po! Promise po yun, hinding hindi ko po bibiguin ang tiwala nyo sa akin”. He shook Maya’s hand as well.
“Thank you Tita!” Nicolo said happily as he stood up to leave.
Richard put an arm around Maya as they walked Nicolo to the door. Nikki was carrying Matti and was trying to peek from the top of the stairs. Nicolo looked up and saw her. He gave her a serious face before walking out the door.
Oh no! What happened kaya??? Nikki thought as Nicolo left the house. Oh my gee! Dad said no siguro! She was on the verge of tears when Maya entered the room.
“Ma! What happened?” Nikki asked the moment she came in. Maya smiled and told her everything was fine.
“Huh?” She scratched her head in bewilderment. Then her phone beeped. It was Nicolo.
“Joke lang, Miss Beautiful! You’ll be hearing from me soon!”
To be continued…
A/N: Tame tiger na talaga si Daddy pogi! Meow!