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A/N: Author’s note: Hi EB readers! Beginner lang ako when it comes to writing fan fics so please bear with me. Pasensya talaga kung may mali or kung makukulangan man kayo. Matagal ko ng gustong magsulat ng SC-Maya fanfic pero ngayon ko lang nagawa. Super nainspire kasi ako sa creative writers ng EB e. This is a fanfic tungkol sa first anniversary celebration nila na may hindi inaasahang surpresa. There is a certain reason kung bakit Reservation for Three ang title ng fanfic. Abangan na lang sa next chapters. Ayoko maging spoiler sa sarili kong fanfic. Sana maenjoy niyo! Kapit-bisig! J
Maya and Richard’s 1st year anniversary is coming up in two weeks. They are now heading home from the airport because Maya has just arrived from her flight from Davao. They had their usual talk while inside the car. Maya told Richard how her flight was and Richard talked about his day in the office. After that, Maya opened up the topic about their anniversary.
Maya: Ser Chief, malapit na nga pala yung anniversary natin. Akalain mo yun! 1 year na tayo.
Richard: Yes, it’s going to happen in two weeks, right? I want to make it real special for you, for the both of us. Gusto ko naman ako ang mag plano ng mangyayari sa anniversary natin. Lagi na lang kasi ikaw e.
Maya: Okay lang talaga sa’yo, Ser Chief? Gusto mo tayong dalawa na lang ang magplano?
Richard: No, Maya. Gusto ko masurprise ka sa gagawin ko para sa’yo.
Maya: Okay. Sige, Ser Chief. Pero ipromise mo sa’kin na hindi na ulit ikaw ang magluluto ha?
Richard: Gusto mo sa steakhouse na lang tayo magdinner sa anniversary natin? Para naman matikman mo ang lasa ng tunay na steak. Hindi yung steak na lasang adobo. (laughs)
Maya: Ser Chief talaga! At least, marunong magluto! Ilalagay na nga raw ni Kute sa menu ng Chibugan ang steak ko na lasang adobo e!
Richard: Okay, you win. I promise I won’t unleash my superb cooking skills on our anniversary celebration.
Maya: Pero Ser Chief, since ikaw na ang magpeprepare ng lahat, hayaan mong may gawin din ako para sa’yo.
Richard: Okay, I know hindi naman ako mananalo sa’yo, Attorney e. We’re here. Just leave everything to me, Maya. Good night. I love you.
Maya: Okay, Ser Chief. Good night. Mas mahal kita.
Richard started thinking of how to make their anniversary celebration real special. Gusto niya talagang iparamdam kung gaano siya kasaya na one year na sila and still going strong and he wants to show Maya how much he loves her. He wants everything to be perfect so, nanghingi siya ng advice from the kids.
Richard: Guys, I need your help.
Luke: What is it about, dad?
Richard: I need suggestions sana on what to do para sa 1st anniversary namin ni Maya.
Nikki: Oh my gee, daddy! I would be oh so glad to help you in your dilemma!
Abby: I want to help too, daddy!
Richard: Yes, baby. All of you can help me.
Luke: How about dinner sa isang sosyal na restaurant, Dad?
Nikki: Oh my gee, Kuya! I bet Dad and Ate Maya did that a lot of times na! Let’s try to think of something extra special naman. It’s their ANNIVERSARY kaya!
Luke: Oo na, Niks. Mag-iisip na nga.
Nikki: Dad, how about you and Ate Maya go on a cruise. Tapos you get to travel for a few days doon sa ship and you get to have stopovers in beautiful and romantic places and most importantly, you get to spend time with Ate Maya. Yung kayong dalawa lang. Oh my geeee! That would be so romantic!
Richard: For a few days? Just the two of us? Is that okay with you guys?
Abby: It’s okay lang, daddy. We can take care of ourselves naman na e. And besides, we know that you’re going to spend your time with Ate Maya so it’s more than okay.
Luke: Tama si Baby, dad. Ako na po ang bahala kay Niks at kay Abby habang wala kayo.
Nikki: So, are you okay with the plan, dad?
Richard: I’m fine with the idea. If I think of it, maganda nga yung cruise kasi noong first date naming ni Maya, I was supposed to bring her on a cruise. Pero dahil natagalan siya sa pag-aayos at natraffic pa kami noon. Hindi na kami umabot sa cruise. Sayang nga kasi hindi na nga kami umabot sa cruise, natanggal at nawala pa yung sapatos ni Maya kasi hinabol nga naming yung cruise. Bigay ko pa naman sa kanya yun bago mag Summit. Sa anniversary naming itutuloy ang naudlot na cruise naming na dapat dati pa nangyari.
Nikki: Really, dad? That is the most interesting first date ever!
Abby: Yes, daddy. I agree with Ate Nikki po. What happened after that, daddy? Saan na po kayo nagdate?
Richard: Ganito yun, baby. I asked Maya if we can eat na lang sa isang nearby restaurant. Pero sabi niya, gutom na raw talaga siya. So, bumili kami ng barbecue at balut. Iyon, yun ang kinain namin. Maya is really full of surprises.
Luke: Pero, dad, anong nangyari dun sa sapatos ni Ate Maya?
Richard: Hindi na namin nahanap yung sapatos niya so binilhan ko na lang siya ng bago.
Nikki: Matagal na kong nacurious about what your first date with Ate Maya is like. Ganun pala ang nangyari. You’re really not just an ordinary couple right, dad? Hearing that, dapat ngang matuloy yang anniversary date niyo sa cruise ship!
Abby: How about you have lunch together muna that day bago kayo mag cruise, daddy?
Luke: Tama si Abby, dad. Maglunch muna kayo ni Ate Maya tapos kunyari yun na yung surprise niyo tapos hindi pa pala talaga yun.
Nikki: Oh my gee! I just thought of something!
Luke: Ano yun, Niks?
Nikki: How about dad if dad rents a limo? Mas romantic ang dating pag pareho kayong nasa back seat, magkatabi just looking at each other. Not minding the road or anything else in the way.
Luke: Ang corny mo, Niks!
Abby: That’s a great idea, Ate Nikki!
Nikki: See, kuya! Abby agrees with me. So it’s two against one. What do you think, dad?
Richard: I want everything to be perfect. Gusto ko mapagkakatiwalaan ko yung driver ng limo. Baka mamaya magkagusto pa kay Maya yun.
Nikki: Uy, si dad! Driver na lang ng limo pagseselosan pa! How about you ask Kuya Joma to drive the limo na lang?
Luke: Hindi ata pwede yan, Niks. Sino susundo sa’tin?
Nikki: Ay, oo nga, kuya, you’re right. How about Mang Lem?
Abby: Yes, daddy! Si Mang Lem na lang po.
Luke: I’m sure, dad. Hindi niya aagawin si Ate Maya sa’yo. (laughs)
Richard: Okay, guys. I’ll ask Mang Lem to drive us na lang for our lunch and when we’re going to the cruise ship na. Thank you dun sa suggestion. I’ll arrange everything na. Anyway, it’s getting late. Thank you for the help guys.
Luke: Wala yun, dad.
Nikki: Anything for you, dad.
Abby: You’re welcome, daddy! Basta ba for you and Ate Maya e.
Richard: Good night, guys.
Luke, Nikki and Abby: Good night, dad!
Author’s Note: Hanggang dito na lang po muna! All I can tell you is that their date will not go according to plan. Abangan kung anong factor ng date ang mag-iiba! Till the next chapter! J (with matching signature Maya wave!)