Note: This is a continuation of The Art of Letting Go 12
Maya was seated in the living room, watching a movie together with Emman when she heard her phone ring. “Hello?” she answered. “Hi Maya!” “O Richard! Napatawag ka? May problema ba?” she asked, while Emman obviously was surprised to hear who the caller was. “Ah wala naman. You don’t have any flight today right?” asked Richard. “Wala naman. Bakit?” “I was going to ask sana if we can go back to the park today? If you don’t have any plans and if it’s okay with you?” asked Richard. “Oo naman! Ok lang!” said Maya happily. “Great! So I guess daanan nalang kita jan sa inyo. I’ll be there in an hour, would that be fine?” “Sure. I’ll see you in an hour,” replied Maya. “Ok then. Bye” “Bye” and both hung up the phone.
“Did I hear you right roomie? Is that Freddie Krueger who called you?” interrogated Emman. “Yes Emman. Si Richard nga yun,” smiled Maya. Emman, noticing Maya addressing Richard using his first name and not using the names they gave him, gave Maya a teasing smile, “Hmm. So, no more Mr. Freddie Krueger or Mr. Perfect Jerk?” teased Emman. Maya chuckling at Emman’s tease, “Wala na. Friends na kami,” she said. “Talaga lang ha. Kaibigan lang ba talaga?” teased Emman further. “Oo naman!” replied Maya. “Hmm.. Aminin! Kaibigan lang ba talaga o Ka-ibigan! Nako roomie ha! Iba na yan!” giggled Emman. Maya shaking her head, “Ikaw talaga Emman! Kung anu-ano yang iniisip mo. Friends lang talaga kami,” she said. “Ok sabi mo eh. O eh bakit naman napatawag yang friend mo?” asked Emman, giving emphasis on the word friend. “Eh nagyayayang magpunta sa park,” explained Maya which earned a shriek from Emman. “Oh my roomie! Ikaw na talaga! Ikaw na talaga!!” exclaimed an over giddy Emman. “Grabe ka naman Emman! Nagpapasama lang yung tao sa park. Gusto lang siguro niyang ma-relax!” said Maya. “Oh my pink walls roomie! Kahit ano pang i-say mo jan! Iba parin ang nase-sense ng pink walls ko! Ikaw na talaga! Ikaw na talaga! Ang haba lang ng hair!” said Emman giddily. “Hay nako Emman. Ewan ko sayo. Sige na at gagayak pa ako,” smiled Maya, then turned around to prepare for her meet with Richard.
As Richard and Maya got to the park, he opened the passenger’s door to assist Maya and got something out of the car’s trunk. “Saranggola?” asked Maya, as soon as she saw what Richard have in his hands. Richard smiled, “Yes. I bought them at the mall kanina. I remember you wanting to fly one and I also want to give it a try,” he said. “Pero hindi ka pa marunong di ba?” she asked. “Well, no. I haven’t tried one before,” he answered sheepishly. Maya chuckled, “Don’t worry tuturuan kita!” she said positively.
The two then proceeded on to their kite flying session. Maya patiently taught Richard how to fly a kite. At the course of their lesson, Richard realized how hard it is to fly a kite but still managed to laugh after his failed multiple attempts. “Ganito pala kahirap magpalipad nito!” chuckled Richard. “Sa una lang yan. Pero pag lumilipad na yung saranggola, madali na at sobrang nakaka-enjoy!” said Maya happily.
After several attempts, Richard finally managed to have his kite airborne through the help of Maya. “Wow! I made it!” he said, grinning from ear to ear. “O di ba? Sabi ko naman sayo sa simula lang yan mahirap eh!” said Maya proudly. After a few seconds, Maya managed to have her kite airborne with ease. The two happily watched as their kites fly in mid-air. “I never thought that flying kites can be so much fun!” exclaimed Richard. “Sabi ko naman sayo eh!” grinned Maya.
As they got back to the car to leave, “Thanks Maya!” smiled Richard. “Huh? Para saan?” “For this. For accompanying me here sa park. For teaching me how to fly a kite. You just don’t know how happy I am. I’m just glad to learn some new stuff, so thank you,” said Richard sincerely. “Wala yun. Saka nag-enjoy din naman ako eh. Tagal ko narin ngang hindi nagagawa na magpalipad ng saranggola eh,” replied Maya. Richard, smiling, “I wish we could do some more of this in the future,” he said. “Alam mo, magandang idea yan!” grinned Maya. “Really? Ok lang sayo?” asked Richard. “Oo naman! Tutal magkaibigan naman tayo di ba? Saka may pangako din naman ako kay Rafi eh,” explained Maya. “Pero kasi, hindi ba kita maaabala non?” asked Richard worriedly. Maya, smiling reassuringly at Richard, “Wag kang mag-alala. Hindi ka abala sa akin. Basta pag wala akong flight at hindi ka naman busy, let’s hang out. Ok?” she said. Richard, seeing Maya’s reassuring smile, “Ok, deal,” he said, smiling back at Maya.