Foolish Hearts – part 12

A/N: This is a continuation to Foolish Hearts -part 11.
This chapter is dedicated to a very dear friend Cesheart.

Author: Hanah6181

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Chapter 12 – Unleashed

Maya slid her hand on his hand to hold him. “Ricky… okay ka lang? Kanina pa kita tinitingnan from where I was seated, ayaw mo naman tumingin sa akin.” She asked in almost a whisper.

He smiled dryly. “Yes, I am okay. Don’t worry, baby.” When he uttered the word baby, Maya smelled trouble was up ahead.

Richard drank some more and the drinks seemed to have taken its effect as his face and eyes were already red. Lino once again cajoled him to sing and to Maya’s surprise, he relented.

Richard stood up and flipped through the song list. Eventually, he encoded the numbers for his song. As he faced the group, he looked straight in Maya’s eyes. There was change in facial expression that caused her heart to jump. “This is for you, Maya.”

Everyone reacted. “Woohoooo.” They clapped and went silent as soon as

Richard started.

You are so beautiful to me
You are so beautiful to me
Can’t you see
Your everything i hoped for
Your everything i need
You are so beautiful to me

When Maya heard him sing, she felt goosebumps rise from her legs and spread all over her body. She never knew he could sing but beyond voice, the message went right thru her heart.

Such joy and happiness you bring
Such joy and happiness you bring
Like a dream
A guiding light that shines in the night
Heavens gift to me
You are so beautiful to me

Their eyes were locked in each other’s gaze forgetting there were at least eight other people were with them at that moment. Everything was revolving around them, only them.

She stood up and walked slowly towards him as if in trance. Richard pulled her close to him as he draped an arm around her waist, his other hand still on the microphone while he continued singing.

The single girls were swooning over Richard. Lino and Ysa were acting as if it was their love song while the rest of the boys envied Richard’s voice, except for one. Eric was watching Richard and Maya. Slowly his facial expression changed from just being an observer to a person in pain. It seemed that it dawned on him that Richard and Maya were a couple.

Their friends clapped and teased them after Richard completed his song. “Wow, ang galing ni Richard. Kaiinggit naman Maya.”

It has been officially declared to the rest of the world, Richard and Maya were in a relationship.

After his song, nobody wanted to follow his act.
They were discouraged after hearing how good Richard could sing. Also, it was already late and everyone was drunk. The following day was a Monday, a working day. So, they called it a night.

Everyone helped out in the cleaning and after a few minutes, Richard and Maya found themselves saying goodbyes to their friends. They’ve agreed with Lino and Ysabel that they will just connect with each other when they are back in Manila.

When Eric approached Maya earlier, he commented. “So, may boyfriend ka na pala. I didn’t realize it until this evening.” He sounded disappointed.

Maya just smiled at him and confirmed. “Yes, hindi ko lang na mention kanina but yes si Richard ang boyfriend ko.” She glanced at Richard who was saying goodbye to the others too. She never felt so happy and proud admitting that she in in a relationship with him.

Eventually, Richard and Maya found themselves alone at the ground floor of the house.

“Maya, it’s late. Let’s go up.” Richard took Maya’s hand and led her out. He was back to being somber. They double checked the locks before they went up the stairs. They also locked all the windows and door of the main house.

The elders were already asleep and so there was no one to see them as Richard stood in front of Maya’s room to say goodnight to her.

“Goodnight Maya.” It was a short goodnight message and somehow it wasn’t enough for Maya.

He was about to turn towards his room when Maya stopped him and cupped his face with her hands. “Ricky, I love you.” She kissed him lightly on the lips; her heart full of love for him.

He didn’t respond to her kiss. It’s late and you are drunk, Maya.” He put her hands down to her sides.

“Hindi ah, just tipsy. Ricky, are you upset with something? Kasi after natin bumalik from the mass, you’ve been ignoring me.” She told him in a soft voice, as if she was sulking.

“I wasn’t ignoring you. Hindi ba kumanta pa ako para sa’yo?” He replied but his eyes showed he was upset and hurting.

“Eh, bakit ganoon, ramdam ko you were ignoring me .” She was misty eyed.

“Maya, I wasn’t ignoring you.” His cold reply.

“No, I don’t believe you. In the first place, you called me baby. You don’t call me baby pero kanina sinabi mo ‘yon.” She argued in a raised voice. It must be the alcohol but she wanted to confront him that moment and wanted everything out in the open.

The word baby unleashed the tiger that Richard has been trying to control that evening. Without saying a word, he pushed Maya backwards such that her back was against her door. Richard turned the knob and let them inside her bedroom. He didn’t want any of her relatives to see them arguing.

“Baby, baby. I thought you wanted to called baby.” He hissed. His red eyes were tiny slits.

“Ano bang sinasabi mo? I never said I wanted to be called baby….Si …” Then it dawned on her. He was affected by Eric’s nickname for her. She had been oblivious about it but it all connected at that moment. The up and down like a seesaw mood of Richard was because of Eric.

Before she could say more, Richard suddenly kissed her as he wrapped an arm around her while his other hand held her face. It was a burning kiss and very different from their kiss the previous night. It felt like she was being punished. She didn’t fight and let him kiss her until he stopped.

“I’m your boyfriend, don’t forget that.” He uttered like he placed a stamp on her.

“Ricky, I love you. I love only you, please don’t doubt it.” She wrapped her arms around him and rested her head on his chest when he stopped kissing her. She could hear his heartbeats pounding.

When Richard felt her stifle a sob, it alarmed him as he realized he was the cause of it. He changed his tone. “I’m sorry, Maya. I didn’t mean to get mad at you. I was just crazy jealous since this morning.” He embraced her and kissed her forehead after he apologized.

“I’m sorry too, Ricky. I know may mga ginawa ako to make you feel that way. I’m sorry for being insensitive. Hindi ko alam na nasasaktan kita kanina.” She hugged him tighter.

Then she looked into his eyes to let him what she truly felt. “Ricky, ‘wag ka ng magtampo please. Mahal kita, mahal na mahal. No one else matters to me but you.” Maya tried to convince him. Then, her tears that were welling up earlier started to fall.

Richard heaved a sigh of defeat. Her tears disarmed him. He knew Maya was trying her best to pacify his jealousy and it was more of him that was the problem and not her. He had never felt so jealous in his life until this day.

After a few moments being locked in an embrace, he spoke again. “Alright Maya. I understand. I’m very sorry. I don’t want to end our day na nag-aaway tayo. It’s our 2nd night together. I’m so sorry, so bati na tayo?” He smiled apologetically and then kissed her lightly on the lips.

She nodded which meant everything was okay. “Ikaw naman, two days pa lang tayo inaway mo na ako.” She teased him a bit.

He smiled lovingly at her as he traced her lips. “Sorry kung masakit ‘yung kiss ko kanina, ha” He added. Then with his thumb, he wiped away the remaining tears in her eyes.

She giggled a little. “No, it wasn’t painful. It was actually exciting.” She shyly whispered in his ear the last sentence. She said it very close to his ear such that her lips touched lightly his ear. It sent shivers to his body.

“Oh…Maya… Tsk.” He reacted as placed a distance between. “I don’t think this is the proper place to start teasing me. I’d better go or else we may end up doing something that you are not ready for.” Richard sounded regretful and yet determined to leave her.

“Sige… sabi mo eh.” Maya continued teasing him as she opened the door to let him out of her room. Before she finally closed the door, he stole one more kiss from her.

~*~

She was in deep slumber when she felt a hand crawl on her stomach. She could smell Richard’s cologne and feel the warmth of his body so close to her. She was dreaming of him and was loving it. He was kissing her neck and then his lips travelled to the side of her face until it found her lips. His gentle kisses were so warm and sweet.

She began to entwine her arms around his nape to draw him closer. He stiffened for a while but then he shifted his weight such that half of his body was already on top of her. Her hands glided from his nape to his back tracing every inch of his muscle. He was shirtless so she could appreciate his smooth skin on her burning fingers.

“Maya…” He moaned. The voice was too close almost, real. He nibbled her earlobe.

“Ricky… I love you.” The words escaped her mouth.

“I love you more Maya.”

She didn’t want to wake up from her wonderful dream.

~*~

An unfamiliar voice stirred Richard’s sleeping form. When he moved, he felt someone also move beside him. But still, he was half asleep and so was the person beside him.

“Maya, anong ibig sabihin nito?” A loud female voice reverberated the house. It was the second time that question was asked.

In a few seconds, Inang Kosang was also inside the room. She was shocked with what she saw. “Aba, ang mga batang ire!” She exclaimed upon discovering Richard and Maya in bed together.

Inang Kosang’s voice finally woke them up. “Ricardo! Maya!”

As they automatically sat up,they caught themselves in an awkward situation. Their legs were entangled with each other. Richard and Maya looked at each other in surprise. It was then they realized that they were together in the same bed.

Before they could say anything, Inang Kosang declared. “Walang papanaog sa bahay na ito na hindi kayo naikakasal!”

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