Story of Me – part 4

Admin Note: *Contributed Story* Please give credit and thanks to MaiA. This is a continuation to Story of Me – part 3.


Author: MaiA

 

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Story of Me Part4 Friends

 

Lumipas ang isang taon, nakapagtrabaho na sa isang malaking Telecoms company si Simon, si Rafi naman ay naging professor, si James ay nagtayo ng Computer company at si Jeff ay lumipad patungong Canada at dun nagtrabaho.

 

Si Maya ay kinilala bilang isa sa pinakamagaling na Enigneer ng Lim Industries.

 

Richard is on his flight back to Manila. “ I will see you again Maya”. 

 

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Wala pang tao ng pumasok ng opisina si Maya ng maaga, namumugto ang mata habang kausap si Rafi sa telepono. Umiiyak. Pagkababa nya ng telepono, nagulat sya sa kaharap.

 

Richard: “What happened?” Nagaalalang tanong ni Richard. Tumakbo sya palapit kay Maya at di nya alam kung bakit nya nagawang yakapin ng mahigpit si Maya. He was so excited to see Maya after a long time and also out of concern to see her in that state.

 

Maya: “Ser?” Yumakap din si Maya and she felt the comfort of his embrace slowly overpowering her sadness. She can only feel and hear both their heartbeats at their closeness. Time stood still for a moment. No more tears to shed, Maya was brought back to reality.

 

Maya: “Ah eh, sorry po”, sabay layo ni Maya. “Kasi po,” di pa rin makapagsalita si Maya.

 

Richard: “Ssh, its ok” as he covers her lips with his finger. “You can tell me when you are ready.”    

 

Maya: “Ah eh, Ser, kailan po kayo dumating? “

 

Richard: “Ngayon lang. Bakit namiss mo ako?” pangaasar na tanong nya.

 

Maya: “Ah eh, hindi po”. Nalilito na hindi alam ang isasagot

 

Richard: “Hindi mo ako namiss? “ with raised eyebrows.

 

Maya: “Ang ibig ko pong sabihin, bakit hindi po nalaman dito sa office.” 

 

Richard: “Ikaw talaga, pinapatawa ka lang. Nagblush ka naman.” With his killer smile.

”Ok ka na? Gusto mo magbreakfast sa cafeteria? Mukhang di ka pa nagbreakfast and baka gusto mo magkwento.”  

 

Maya: Nakatingin lang kay Richard. “Ahhm“

 

Richard: ” So tayo na?”

 

Maya: ”Huh”

 

Richard: ”Lets go, tayo na.”

Maya: ” Ah ok. Sige.”

 

Sa cafeteria, nagbubulungan ang ibang empleyado sa cafeteria.

E1 Magkaibigan pala si Sir at si Maya? In fairness, bihira lang yan kumain dito sa cafeteria, at may kasama pa.

E2 Ewan ko, di naman sila nagabot dito sa office di ba? Nung dumating si Maya for her training, nasa US si sir.

E3 Alam nyo, bagay sila. Siguro mga 10years lang naman ang difference ng age nila and di halata. Habulin pa rin si Sir.

E1 Teka, di ba may boyfriend si Maya, si Simon?

E2 Wala, sabi nya best friend nya lang si Simon.

E3 And di ko maintindihan ay kung bakit iniwan at niloko ni Maam Alex si Sir Richard.

E1 Eh paano kasi, puro trabaho ang nasa isip, kaya ayun naghanap ng iba si Maam.

E2 At mula nun, tigre mode na si Sir at di na makuhang ngumiti.

E3 Yes, and no one dared to get close to him. Ang sungit kasi. Sana mahawa sa pagka good vibes ni Maya.

E1 wag kayong maingay, marinig kayo. Mag tiger mode na naman yan.

 

On their way back to their table located at the farthest part of the cafeteria, Richard was holding the food tray and Maya holding the coffee tray. While Richard set the plates on their table, Maya was preparing their coffee. Parang matagal ng magkaibigan ang dalawa habang nagkwentuhan.

 

Richard: “I like your coffee” as he slowly sips his coffee.

Maya: “Bola”. And she smiles.

Richard: “Its true, I LOVE your coffee.” And he looks at her and smiles back.

Maya: “Actually, hindi lang ikaw ang nagsabi nyan, Simon also loves my coffee.”

Richard: “ Sino ba si Simon sa buhay mo Maya? Pagalit na tanong ni Richard.

Maya : “Ah eh, boyfriend ko po, I mean ex boyfriend po pala.” Natatarantang sagot ni Maya  

 

Richard: “What? Si Simon boyfriend mo? Akala ko ba barkada lang kayo?” Nagkasalubong na ang kilay.

 

Maya: ”Barkada po kami, then naging ex bf ko sya and ngayon best friends pa rin naman kami.” Ang simpleng paliwanag ni Maya

 

Richard: “So he’s the reason kung bakit mugto yang mata mo? You were crying your heart out just this morning, and now you are telling me na best friends pa rin kayo? You are confusing me Maya. “ Habang umiiling na parang di makapaniwala sa narinig.

 

Maya: “Ako din eh”. Sabay ngiti. “Teka po muna, eh bakit po para kayong galit sa akin? Richard softened when Maya said “I’m sorry, I think I should not be telling you my problems” 

 

Richard: “Its ok, you can tell me anything, Im always ready to listen. When we have more time, we can sit down again and talk about this. Ok?” and he stood up ready to leave.

 

Maya: Maya also stood up and asked “Mr. Lim, friends po ba tayo?  

 

Richard: “Huh? Bakit hindi ba? Ayaw mo ba?”

 

Maya: “Ah eh, hindi naman sa ganoon. Parang nakakahiya lang?”

 

Richard: “Why?”

 

Maya: “Kasi ikaw si Richard Lim, anak ka ng Presdiente ng Companya.”

 

Richard: “And you are one of our Best Engineers. Just think of me as one of your co workers.” He stopped, looked at Maya and waited for her reaction. “So friends na tayo?”

 

Maya: “Friends.” She smiled, turned to leave, then looked back again at Richard still looking at her. At that time, it felt so right that she went back, embraced him so warmly and said “Thank you for listening.”

 

Richard: “Maya, you still owe me your story di ba?”

 

Maya: “Yes, and you will tell me your story din?”

 

Richard: “Yes. Over dinner?”

 

Maya: “Kahit under pa.” she smiled and left.  

 

NEXT:

 

Maya: “I need your help”

Richard: “What kind of help?”

Maya: “ I need you to be with me when I meet my friends”.

Richard: “Kasama si Simon?”

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