Beauty and Madness – part 10

This is the continuation of Beauty and Madness – part 9

Experience is our best teacher.

 

Maya told Richard she had a meeting. But it’s not a business meeting.

Eds: Mars, kamusta ka na? namiss kita ha.

Maya: Eto ok naman! Ikaw?

Eds: Ayun! Ganun pa din. Ikaw ang magkwento. Mukhang blooming ah!

Maya: Ha? Hindi ah!

Eds: treat ko ngayon ha! Basta ang kapalit nito kwento.

Maya: Anong gusto mo? Once upon a time…

Eds: Kamusta ang “kulit” ng buhay mo?

She just chuckled of what Eds said.

Eds: Tawa-tawa ka diyan. May binulong na sa akin si Ate Cris noh?

Maya: Si kute talaga!

Eds: Buti na lang wala ako sa inyo nung pumunta yung Mokong nay un kung hindi matitikman nya angupper cut ko.

Maya: At sanay ka na magboxing?

Eds: Medyo. O ano? Magkukwento ka na? Bestfriends tayo. Sa totoo lang, nagseselos na nga ako kay Richard kasi sya lagi mo kasama eh!

Maya: Selos-selos ka diyan. Hello? Ikaw ang umuwi sa probinsya nyo. Iniwan mo kaya ako ditto. Alam mo naman na kailangan ko ng kaibigan sa mga panahon na yun.

Eds: Mukhang hindi mo naman ako kinailangan e! Di ba may nag-aalaga naman sa’yo, protector mo. All-in-one nga eh! Pinagluto ka pa ng veggie lasagna, tapos sinama ka pa nya kung san madalas syang pumunta. Tapos pati sa singsing ikaw ang pumili, ikaw din ang nagsukat.

Maya: Wait! Mars, si Kute ba lahat nagsabi nyan sa’yo?

Eds: I have my resources. So? Ms. Maya dela Rosa anong pakiramdam mo? (She felt giddy while she’s asking that to Maya.)

Maya: Syempre, kinikilig.

Eds: ayyyy! Tapos!

Maya: Hindi ko maexplain eh! PEro parang iba except dun sa singsing.

Eds: Baka naman kasi sa’yo yun ibibigay.

Maya: Bakit ako pa ang pinapili nya at pinagsukat kung sa akin din naman ibibigay. Di ba pag ganun surprise.

Eds: Mars don’t you get it, para sukat talaga yung singsing at the same time ikaw ang pumili para alam nya kung ano gusto mo.

Maya: I’m not convince. Meron syang gustong iba. Pumunta sya sa Mama nya sa US, nagsabi na din sya sa kanila.

EdS: Affected ka?

Maya: KAsi Mars, alam mo yung pakiramdam na you love somebody and that somebody doesn’t love you at all.

Eds: The feelings are not mutual.

Maya: Exactly.

Eds: Paano kung tama ako?

Maya: paano kung ako ang tama?

Eds: E di “May tama ka!”

Maya: Mars naman eh! Nakuha mo pang magbiro.

Eds: Totoo naman. PEro may naikukwento ba sya sa’yo about dun sa babae.

Maya: Wala masyado. KAsi siya yugn tipo ng tao na isang tanong, isang sagot.

Eds: Tama na muna yang kay Richard. Kain muna tayo.

Maya: Ikaw na umorder.

Eds: Sureness!

While Eds and Maya having lunch together, Eds demaded Maya to tell more about Richard. And of course, Maya gave the whole story. Eds was so amused of what happened between her bestfriend and the guy. And she knew that Maya is really “in” to Richard. There’s no doubt about it. She already moved on and gave her heart another chance to love. But the question was is she the one?

Eds: Mars, basta ako ang sense ko diyan, based sa kwento mo ha! Ikaw yan.

Maya: I don’t want to assume. Baka mas masakit pa kesa nung nagpakasal yung ex ko.

Eds: Enough of that guy noh! Buti na lang hindi kayo ang nagkatuluyan. Baka kung nagging mag-asawa kayo, saka sya magloko. O Pano yun? Nakatali ka, wala kang kawala. At least you knew it before mangyari ang nightmare mo.

Maya: Well! Everything happens for a reason di ba?

Eds: Definitely yes. And Richard is your good karma.

Maya: Mars, ayoko nga magassume, ano ba?

Eds: Whatever. Basta maid of honor ako.

Maya: ewan ko sa’yo.

Meanwhile, Richard and her sister Rafi, finally went home. They’re discussing still how Richard will propose to Maya. Some of Rafi’s suggestion didn’t fit on Richard’s taste. Overly romantic proposal is not one of his choices. Why? It is simply because it’s better to do things when you’re together than saying things and break it after.

Rafi: Kuya, wala ka talagang sweetener sa katawan mo.

Richard: Because you’re suggestion is impossible. We are leaving on a real world not in Disney movies.

Rafi: Look, every woman dreamed of grand proposals, wedding entourage. You know! Those things that make us “kilig.”

Richard: Nandun na ko. But what you’re telling me is unreal.

Rafi: What is unreal with that?

Richard: First, why do I need to propose underwater or in huge aquarium?

Rafi: So it’s going to be a different one.

Richard: I don’t like the idea.

Rafi: EEE! Kuya…

Richard: MAgpapakabasa pa ko dun. It’s a big no!

Rafi: O sige, why bring her in a yacht with matching music and a table for two with flowers around…

Richard: Stop it. I don’t like it either.

Rafi: What? You’re impossible Kuya. You are so g-r-r-r-r-r.

Richard: Little sis, don’t worry about me. I’m ok. I have my plans already. (But the truth is, there’s none. Gusto lang nyang tumigil si Rafi.)

Rafi: Then tell me.

Richard: no. Tomorrow we have a dinner with your Ate Maya so please keep your mouth close about this. Tell her something else, ok?

Rafi: Yes boss. PEro kuya tell me about your proposal.

Richard: No. matulog ka na.

Rafi: Pero kuya…

Richard: Rafi, no! Good night.

Rafi: Kuya….

Richard: Good night Rafi.

Richard went to his room and still thinking of the proposal.

Richard: I wanted it to be a memorable one but not too extravagant. Ah! I think I have a better idea than Rafi.

He looked for his phone and dialed Maya’s number. Maya was too exhausted that day. Sa tagal nilang hindi nagkita ni Eds halos buong maghapon silang nag-usap, psyal ditto, pasyal doon. Even half asleep, Maya answered the call.

Maya: hello!

Richard: Hi Sungit! Ooops! Sorry. Did I wake you up?

Upon hearing the voice of Richard on the other line, para syang naalimpungatan,

Maya: Kulit! Why you called?

Richard: Can you do me a favor?

Maya: Of course, what is it?

Richard: Can you bake something for me a cake that you really like?

Maya: Favorite cake ko?

Richard: Oo. E ano bang favorite cake mo?

Maya: Well, I like triple chocolate cake.

Richard: Can you bake one for me? And make fruit bouquet, too. Please!

Maya: Sure! When do you need it?

Richard: On Saturday night.

Maya: Would you mind if I ask anong occasion?

Richard: I’ll make the proposal this weekend.

Maya’s heart sunk when she heard what Richard said. She didn’t know how to response.

Richard: Hello! Sungit nandyan ka pa ba?

Maya: Ummmm! Oo, oo andito pa ko. May gusto ka pa ba na gawin ko?

Richard: Do you have any suggestions?

Maya: Why me?

Richard: You know girl’s taste.

Maya stayed on the line even if she wanted to hang up.

Maya: Ok!

Richard: Do you have any ideal proposal?

Maya: For me? Make it as simple as possible. Not too fancy. You know what ang maganda?

Richard: What?

Maya: Harana

Richard: Serenading? Uso pa ba yun?

Maya: E di ipauso mo? Alam mo syempre iba pa din yung pakiramdam nung girl kung kinakantahan sya nung girl. Alam mo ba yung isa kong client na Italian ang sabi nya bago daw sila ikasal, yung lalake haharanahin nung mapapangasawa nila a night before ng kasal nila.

Richard: Can I just bring cd?

Maya: ano yan? Modern way of serenade. No way! Kahit sintunado ka pa, alam mo iba pa din ang dating sa babae nun!

Richard: You think so?

Maya: Of course. You ask for my suggestion and I’m telling you.

Richard: Anything else?

Maya: I think you’re idea of fruit bouquet was ok. Yung dessert ok na. What if you cook your veggie lasagna for your dinner?

Richard: So that means, I’ll prepare everything.

Maya: Ummmm, Oo. PEro kung hindi mo kaya, baguhin mo na lang.

Richard: How about the place?

Maya: Rooftop.

Richard: San naman ako makakahanap ng rooftop?

Maya: May alam ako. If you want I can arrange it for you or I just ask someone to do the decors.

Richard: Well, if you think it will help then why not?

Maya: Anything for you.

In her thoughts, she wanted to disagree but what can she do? “Unbelievable Maya. Ikaw pa talaga ang nagsabi kung paano at saan sya magpopopropose.”

Richard: OO nga pala, tomorrow night ha! Yung dinner natin with Rafi.

Maya: Ya! Oo, sige kita tayo bukas.

Richard: We’ll pick you up.

Maya: No need, just tell me where.

Richard: I insist. We’ll pick you up by 7.

Maya: ok!

They hung up the phone. Maya called Eds right away.

Eds: Hello Mars! Hindi ka pa pagod?

Maya: (With sadness in her voice.)  Mars, tuloy na ‘yung proposal ni Richard this coming Saturday.

Eds: And?

Maya: I’ll help him to prepare for it.

Eds: What?

Maya: ‘Di ba I told you naman, it’s not me. (Tears started to fall on her eyes.)

Eds: Mars, huwag kang umiyak diyan?

Maya: Bakit ganun? Hindi ba talaga ko pwedeng mahalin?

Eds: Hindi totoo yan!

Maya: Mars, ang sakit din pala. I love him so much. And everytime na magkasama kami, I was thinking of sana kami na lang. Na ako na lang ang minahal nya. Pero hindi eh!

Eds: Mars, wag kang ganyan! Malay mo, the girl’s answer will be no!

Maya: No one can say no to him. I fall for him, other girls too for sure.

Eds: Mars, listen to me if you really love Richard then accept everything. Malay mo hindi sya para sa’yo. It’s not the end of the world. Kung yung nangyari sa ex mo nalagpasan mo eto pa kaya. Something better is yet to come for you my dear.

Maya: Pero siya yung gusto ko eh!

Eds: Not everything we want, we can have it.

That night, Maya couldn’t fall asleep. She’s trying to, but she can’t. Inisip nya ang mga sinabi ni Eds. “If you truly love Richard, then accept everything.” She decided to make plans for the proposal of Richard. She’s just imagining that it’s her. Richard will serenade her, then he will say his proposal, will wear the ring that they bought, but everything is just a dream. While making her to-do lists, pinipigilan nyang hindi umiyak but she can’t help it.

The following morning, she still manages to go to her shop to bake some cakes.

And by 7 pm…

NT: ‘Nak sila Richard na yata ‘yun. Bilisan mo na diyan.

Maya: Opo, nay! Alis na po kami.

NT: Sige Ingat kayo.

-*-*-*-*-*-

Richard: Good evening.

Rafi: Hi Ate Maya!

Maya: hi!

Richard: Maya I want you to meet my little sister, Rafi. Rafi si Ate Maya mo.

Rafi: Finally, nagmeet din tayo.

Maya: oo nga eh!

They went to a nice restaurant. Rafi asked to much questions to Maya but never heard from her about the proposal.

Rafi: Ate Maya, is it ok if magpasama ako sa’yo bukas sa mall?

Richard: Rafi, I’ll go with you.

Maya: No! It’s ok. I’ll go with you Rafi.

Rafi: Thank you.

Richard: Pasensya ka na sa kapatid ko, makulit kasi ‘to.

Rafi: We’re just the same Kuya. Di ba nga ang tawag sa’yo ni Ate Maya. Kulit?

SA sandaling panahon, nagenjoy si Maya with Rafi and Richard.

Rafi: So Ate Maya, bukas ha!

Maya: No Problem Rafi. I’ll pick you up na lang.

Richard: I’ll drop her sa shop mo.

Maya: Sige ikaw ang bahala.

Richard: We better leave para makapagpahinga ka na din.

Rafi: Good night Ate Maya.

-*-*-*-*-*

Rafi was so excited that following morning.

Rafi: Sa wakas, makakagala din ako.

Richard: Ikaw talaga! Inabal mo pa si Maya.

Rafi: She said yes.

Richard: Of course, e hindi naman tumatanggi yun.

Rafi: Kuya, bagay na bagay kayo ni Ate Maya. Pero parang ang lungkot nya kagabi.

Richard: Maybe she’s just adjusting. Ngayon ka lang naman nya nakita.

Rafi: Siguro nga.

Richard: Andito na tayo. Please tell Maya na hindi na ko bumaba. I have to do something sa shop.

Rafi: Ok.

She entered the shop and look around…

Doris: Miss, may kailangan po kayo?

Rafi: Hinahanap ko si Ate Maya. Nandiyan nab a siya?

Doris: NAndun sa office nya. Diretsuhin mo lang yan.

Rafi: Sige, salamat ha!

-*-*-*-*

Rafi: knock…Knock…

Maya: uy! Rafi. Nandiyan ka nap ala. Kanina ka pa?

Rafi: Kararating  ko lang.

Maya: Kuya mo?

Rafi: Hindi na sya bumaba kasi may gagawin pa aksi sya.

Maya: ah! Let’s go.

Rafi: Ok. Ate Maya ang ganda naman ng shop mo. Uso na din pala ditto ang fruit bouquet. Saka ang dami mong choices ng sweets ah! Sinong nagbibake nung mga cake?

Maya: I baked it all.

Rafi: Talaga! Wow. Ang galling. Swerte naman ng mapapangasawa mo.

Maya gave her a half smile.

Rafi: Ate mAya, is there any problem?

Maya: Wala, wala naman,

Rafi: Sabi kasi sa akin ni Kuya, makwento ka daw. BAkit ang tahimik mo kagabi saka ngayon.

Maya: Kagabi? Syempre first time lang natin nagkita pero I’m warming up na!

Rafi: Oh! I see! Ate Maya, pwedeng magtanong. Personal questions?

Maya: Oo naman!

Rafi: Do you have a boyfriend?

Maya: Wala. Iniwan nga ako nung fiancé ko nun eh!

Rafi: What?

Maya: Oo, nakabuntis eh! PEro wala na yun matagal nay un.

Rafi: And how about now? Is anybody courting you?

Maya: Wala.

Rafi: Nagpaparamdam..

Maya: Wala din!

Rafi: Do you like someone?

Maya: Iba ka ding magtanong, straight to the point.

Rafi: A straight question needs a straight answer. Pasensya ka na ha!

Maya: It’s ok.

Rafi: So! Do you like someone?

Maya: I’m gonna lie if I say no.

Rafi: Talaga? And how do you find him?

Maya: He always makes me smile. He’s so thoughtful kaya lang he likes someone else.

Rafi: Talaga? How di you know?

Maya: I just knew it.

Rafi: What if you’re wrong?

Maya: I’m hoping I’m wrong.

To be continue… (antok na ko..hehe)

 

The next chapter will be the preparation and the proposal…. Let’s see how Richard will do it.

 

Thanks to all for reading this. Good night…

6 thoughts on “Beauty and Madness – part 10

  1. Pingback: Beauty and Madness – part 11 | Excess Baggage

Whatcha think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s