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-Miss Athena Abrianna/ Miss Aa.
Author : MissAa
After 6 months…
Tapos ng ikasal sila Maya at Richard at nagsasama na sila for 6 months. Ang system nila parang magasawa pero hindi sila nagsasama sa isang kwarto. Sweet sila pag andyan ang Daddy nya at Lolo Rico ni Maya. Hindi din sila gaano na naguusap, inaasikaso ni Maya si Richard na parang tunay na asawa pero in a cold way.
Si Maya ang maghahanda ng almusal at hapunan nila. Lagi syang pinagtitimpla ng kape at kahit gabi na nagta’trabaho si Richard. Maya wouldn’t forget to give him a cup of coffee. Hinahanda nya ang susuotin ni Richard. Maalaga si Maya kahit hindi sila naguusap. Ang trato naman ni Richard kay Maya ay parang normal lang. Lagi naman sila naguusap, nagkakamustahan kung kamusta na sa negosyo at kung kamusta si Maya sa bahay.
Kung tutuusin nga, kulang na lang talaga magsama sila sa iisang kwarto at magasawa na talaga sila. Wala mang sweetness sa kanila pero ramdam naman nila ang isa’t isa. Magpapaalam si Richard pag gagabihin ng uwi. Si Maya din naman pag may alis sila ni Emman nagpapaalam sya.
Hindi naman masaya at hindi din malungkot si Richard sa pagsasama nila ni Maya. Tama lang. Hindi nya alam kung masaya ba o malungkot si Maya.
He went downstairs and he saw Maya preparing their breakfast.
“Morning.” Maya said. “Kumain ka na.”
“Morning.” Richard said as he sipped his coffee. “Thanks.” Richard felt something different. Maya looked pale. So, he asked her.
“Are you feeling alright?”
“Why do you look so pale?”
“Puyat lang.” Maya said and faked a smile. “No need to worry.”
7pm. Richard and Maya’s House.
Richard went home. As he entered the house. He felt something different. Minsan kasi pag dumadating sya sa gabi, makikita nya si Maya sa veranda o kaya nasa dining table nagbabasa ng libro pero ngayon walang bakas ni Maya sa kahit anong parte ng unang palapag na bahay.
‘Baka nasa kwarto na nya. Nagpapahinga.’ Richard thought.
Habang paakyat sya papunta sa room nya, magkatabi lamang ang kwarto nila Maya at Richard at pagdaan nya sa kwarto ni Maya…
*blag!!!* He heard something from Maya’s room.
He went to her room.
Knock… Knock… Knock… “Maya?”
Still no reponse. He tried to open the door but it was locked.
Knock… Knock… “Maya?! Open the door!”
*click!* Maya’s bedroom door opened and he saw a pale Maya.
“R-Richard?” Maya said and she passed out. Fortunately, Richard was fast and he caught her in his arms. The distance between their faces were inches apart. Richard looked at her intently.
‘Expressive eyes. Cute nose… a kissable lips.’ Richard thought. He was very tempted to kiss Maya on her kissable lips…
He just felt his lips on her lips…
A smack only but it felt different.
He came back to his senses and realized Maya was sick. She brought Maya back to her bed. He touched Maya’s forehead.
“Uggh. You’re sick Maya.” Richard said.
He stood up and he went to Maya’s bathroom to get a basin with water and a towel. He put the wet towel on Maya’s forehead and he went to the kitchen to cook a soup for her. Good thing, there’s an instant soup. He doesn’t know how to cook.
After he cooked the soup, he brought the bowl of soup to Maya’s bedroom.
“Maya…” Richard said while tapping Maya’s shoulder. “You need to wake up, eat this and drink the medicine.”
“Maya… You need to eat.” Maya’s eyes opened and she looked at Richard.
“W-wala akong gana.” Maya said and shut her eyes again.
“But you need to eat then after that iinom ka na ng gamot.” Richard said.
Umiling laman si Maya. “Maya, please kain ka na.” Richard said. Maya decided not to argue anymore. She was too weak so she just nodded.
“Subuan na kita, hindi mo pa kaya. Mainit to.” Maya was too weak to argue. So, she just nodded.
Pagkatapos ng ilang subo, ayaw na ni Maya at sinabing busog na sya. Bumaba na si Richard para ayusin ang pinaglutuan at bumalik sya kay Maya para macheck nya kung bumaba na ba ang lagnat. He touched Maya’s forehead.
‘She’s still hot.’ Richard thought.
He got a chair and sat down beside Maya’s bed. Babantayan nya si Maya.
“Mama…” Maya said. She was still asleep. “Wag mo kong iwan Mama.” Maya cried.
“Mama, Papa. Wag nyo kong iwan! Mama!! Papa!!” Maya shouted while she was sleeping and still she was crying.
Richard was sleeping at the couch when she heard Maya’s shout. He woke up as she woke up from a bad dream and they both sat down. Still she was crying. Richard went closer to her and hugged her.
“It’s only a dream Maya. Hush now.” Richard said. “Go back to sleep now.”
Napayakap na lamang si Maya kay Richard. Takot na takot sya. Bumalik na naman ang mga panaginip nya na iniwanan sya ng kanyang mga tunay na magulang. Umiyak na lamang sya hanggang naramdaman nya na hiniga na sya ni Richard. Ayaw nya kumawala sa yakap ni Richard…
Natatakot sya. Natatakot sya. Natatakot sya.
Ilang beses na nyang naranansan ang iwanan kaya natatakot sya.
Naramadaman nyang paalis na si Richard sa kama at pinigilan nya ito. He touched Richard’s hand and she felt that Richard looked at her.
“Kukuha lang ako ng tubig Maya.” Richard said.
“No, p-please d-don’t leave me…” Maya said. “Ayokong may umaalis. Please don’t leave me.” Maya cried.
“I won’t go.” Richard said. “Dito lang ako, walang mananakit sayo.”
Richard went beside Maya and hugged her in his arms while Maya’s head was resting on his chest. She kissed Maya’s head.
“R-Richard. Don’t go…” Maya said.
He hugged Maya tighter. “I won’t Maya. Sleep well now My Princess.” Richard said.
Maya woke up. Nanghihina pa din sya but she suddenly felt a heavy thing on her stomach and when she touched it. She realized she was not alone in her own room. She turned her back and she saw Richard sleeping peacefully. She remembered what happened last night.
“Nakakahiya!!! Bat ko ba kasi sinabi yun?! Argh!!” Maya thought.
Inalis nya ang kamay ni Richard na nakayakap sa kanya at naghahanda na para bumaba at maghanda ng almusal. Gusto na nyang magpalamon sa lupa sa kahihiyan na inaabot nya. Kaso biglang nagising si Richard…
“Where are you going?” Richard asked.
“M-Maghahanda ng breakfast?” Maya said. “M-May pasok ka diba?”
Hinawakan ni Richard ang kanyang noo at biglang napakunot ang noo nito.
“Hindi ka pa pwede kumilos Maya. May sakit ka pa.”
“K-Kaya ko naman Chard eh.”
“Wag ka ng makulit Maya.”
Pinilit tumayo ni Maya pero nahilo lamang sya at buti na lamang nasalo sya ni Richard at sa hindi inaasahan na mangyayari biglang nasuka si Maya sa damit ni Richard…
“R-Richar-” Maya passed out.
“Maya!!!” Richard shouted. Richard tapped her cheeks. “Maya!…. Maya!… Maya!…”
Inihiga muna ni Richard si Maya sa kama at nagpalit sya ng damit. Dinala nya si Maya sa pinakamalapit na hospital. Richard called Lolo Rico to inform her about what happened. Dumating agad ang Lolo ni Maya sa hospital.
“What happened to my apo Chard?” – Lolo Rico.
“I dunno Lo. She passed out. Ang taas ng lagnat at nagsuka sya.”
Lakad ng lakad si Richard habang naghihintay sa resulta ng mga tests kay Maya at hinihintay nya na lumabas ang doctor sa ER. Uupo, tatayo, lalakad, uupo, tatayo, lalakad… Ganyan ka taranta si Richard.
“Richard, nahihilo ako sayo hijo.” -Lolo Rico.
“Eh Lo, ang tagal naman kasi nung doctor.”
Biglang lumabas ang doctor mula sa ER. Lumapit si Richard sa doctor.
“How’s my wife Doc?” Richard asked with a worry on his face.
“Are you the husband of Mrs. Maya Lim?”
“Yes po. I’m the husband. How’s my wife?”
“May dengue sya Mr. Lim. Kailangan nya ng blood transfusion ASAP.”
“Anong blood type Doc?”
“Mrs. Lim’s blood type is O positive.”
“O positive din ako. I can donate.” Richard said.
“Great Mr. Lim. Now, proceed to the blood bank para masimulan na natin.”
Maya woke up at the middle of the night. Naramdaman nya na may nakahawak sa kanyang mga kamay. Tinignan nya kung sino ito at nakita nya si Richard nanakayuko at natutulog.
“Panaginip ba ang nangyari kanina?” Maya thought.
May nadidinig si Maya na nagsasalita sa tabi nya.
“I was worried a while ago Maya. Akala ko may nangyari ng masama sayo. Oh. D*mn! Why am I even saying these words to you?! I should get mad at you because you ruined my life but I couldn’t. I just…”
“I just… I think I’m falling in love with you. I hope I could say those words to you when you’re awake.”
Richard planted a kiss on her head. She pretended that she was asleep.
End of flashback…
“Panaginip lang yun Maya.” Maya said.
Richard stirred from his sleep. Pumikit muli si Maya at nagtulog-tulugan. Maya felt Richard’s hand on her forehead.
“You’re still hot. Sleepwell My Princess.” Richard planted again a kiss on her head.
Nadinig ni Maya ang pagbukas at pagsara ng pinto. Naghintay muna sya ng ilang minuto bago nya idilat ang kanyang mga mata. Nakatingin lamang sya sa pintuan at nagiisip sa kawalan.
“It’s not a dream Maya. It’s all true.” Maya thought.
To be continued…