Admin Note: *Contributed Story* Please give credit and thanks to Merged.
A/N: This fanfic is environmentally dedicated to the twins – Botchok and Jamie; the green MRO advocates; converted green warriors; and to the green lurkers.
Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it – by MERGED
“Tapos sabi nung pari sa mahal na hari at mahal na prinsesa : ‘And I now pronounce you husband and wife’, ang lakas ng palakpakan sa buong kaharian, baby.”
“Ay! Tulog na pala. Good night, baby!” And I leaned down to kiss her temple.
“Goodnight mommykins”, our baby Abby said while she is struggling to slightly open her eyes. Abby’s excitement and happiness still radiates on her face even now that she is already half asleep. Earlier today, her Kuya Luke tried to catch her while running from one visitor’s table to another, announcing, “We have a new mommy and we will call her mommykins”.
Everything that happened today is still running through my head. It still feels surreal, magical, and like a fairytale coming to life…
“Maya?” he said by the open door. He is already in his sleepwear – white shirt hugging his well-built torso and soft gray pajamas.
“Ricky! Bakit mo naman ako ginugulat? Kanina ka pa diyan?”
“I knocked, nobody answered. So I thought nakatulog ka na din”. He walked inside the room, stopped beside the bed, and gave his precious little angel a goodnight kiss.
“Nag pakwento kasi ang baby natin. Ayaw daw niya kay Doris ngayon at gusto niya ako.”
“Nakakaselos na talaga. Si Abby isang sabi lang sa iyo, ok agad. Pero pag ako.…Anyway, are you not going to take that dress off?” Pointing at the wedding gown that I was still wearing.
I slapped my forehead and told myself, “Wedding night ko nga pala ngayon! Or did it really slip my mind or was I just trying to postpone the enivitable? I felt uneasy and he noticed it.
“I mean, wala ka bang balak to change into a more comfortable dress?”, he said.
“Syempre naman magpapalit ako. Sina Luke at Nikki, tulog na din ba?”
“Yes, they are sleeping. Sabi ni Nikki, bukas nalang daw natin buksan ang lahat ng gifts. She is excited to see what we got.”
“Let’s go to our room na.” he reached for my hand and enclosed it in his and slightly pulled me up from the bed.
While we are heading to our room, my mind is restless as to what will happen tonight.
“Anong isusuot ko? Dress kaya? Shorts? Pajama? Mag papabango ba ako? Nag papanic na ako… kalma lang Maya. Kalma! Inhale…Exhale..”
He suddenly stopped by our bedroom door. He leaned down and whispered. “Mahal, you want me to carry you inside?”
I turned to look at him and saw his naughty smile. “Ok lang, kaya ko naman maglakad. Ricky, wag mo akong pakiligin!”. Then I covered my face with both of my hands, feeling embarrassed.
“What have I done this time?” he said while laughing at me, at the same time removing my hands from my face, and ever so lovingly, kissed me on my forehead. He opened the door, suddenly lifted me up in his arms and carried me inside our room.
“Ricky! Ikaw talaga lagi mo ko ginugulat. Cge na, ibaba mo na ako at mabibigatan ka na sa akin”. He slowly put me down with a slight caress on my back.
“Mag papalit lang ako ng pantulog. Pahinga ka na at alam ko pagod ka na din. Wag mo na ako antayin at maliligo pa ako.”
I went directly to the cabinet to choose a comfortable sleep wear. I can feel him watching me and I can feel my face turning red. Without looking at him, I said, “Ricky, wag mo nga akong panoorin. Di ako makapili ng damit.” In my haste, I snatched something without looking at it and almost ran going to the bathroom. To my irritation, I heard him laughing.
Inside the bathroom, I reached for the zipper at the back of my wedding gown. Thinking to myself, “Itong si Ricky, pasaway! Sabi kanina pagod na sya, gusto na niya umuwi kahit na nga may bisita pa. Pinakiusapan pa nga sina Mama at Papa na sila na ang bahala sa mga bisitang natitira. Tapos ngayon ayaw matulog at nanood pa ng tv.
“Ang hirap naman buksan nitong zipper na ito! Ano ba?!” I kept on tugging on the zipper, but it was stuck! What am I supposed to do?”
I have no choice, so I called him. “Ricky?! Gising ka pa ba?”
“Yes? Why?” he answered
“Tulungan mo naman akong buksan ito” I said, as I walked out of the bathroom and found him sitting on the bed, wearing that mischievous smile that makes my heart beat faster. I sat beside him and turned my back to him. I can feel him slowly opening the zipper of my wedding gown.
“There, ok na. Do you need more help?”
“Ok, salamat. Help? Hindi na, ok na ako”, I said without turning my head. I quickly went back to the bathroom, undressed myself. I was slowly torturing myself as to what will happen tonight and what to do.
“Alam ko naman na nangyayari talaga yun sa mag asawa. Pero paano ba ang dapat at tamang gawin? Ano yung procedure? Kailangan ba mauna ako o sya? Sino unang hahalik? Sino ang mauunang mag hubad ng damit? Paano kung hindi sya mag enjoy kasi wala akong alam? Kailangan ba walang sounds or maingay? May ilaw ba or wala? Paano kung mataranta ako sa makikita ko? Masakit kaya yun? Ah di naman siguro. Baka mas masakit pa ang tusok ng karayom.”
Inhale…exhale…inhale…exhale… “Hindi talaga ako ma kalma. Pero hindi, kalma ka lang, Maya. Hindi ka naman pababayaan ni Ricky at alam niya na first time mo ito. Hmmm, tama! Basta, bahala na si batman at superman. O dalawa na yan sila, sobra na kung di ka pa makalma, Maya dela Rosa-Lim. Ayiiii!!.”
I dried myself off applied lotion all over my body, and a touch of perfume. Then, I reached out for the dress I hastily got from the cabinet. Uh-oh! I almost fainted when I realized that I took one of his white polo shirts and not my night dress.
“Bakit ito?! Anong nangyari? Hindi pwede! Masyado itong maikli at saka kanya ito. Baka akalain niya sineseduce ko sya. Nakakainis ka naman Maya eh!”
Suddenly, I realized it is so quiet inside the bedroom, is he sleeping? So, I slightly opened the bathroom door to take a look. The main light has been turned off so he must be sleeping. I can take my night dress from the cabinet without him knowing it. Rather than go inside the bedroom with only my panties on, I will use this shirt first and change afterwards. I put it on and slowly opened the door, walked on tiptoe inside the bedroom. Then, I almost screamed…
“Bakit ang tagal mo sa bathroom? I thought you intend to sleep there.”, he asked while lying down on the left side of our bed with his arms behind his head.
“Bakit gising ka pa?” I asked
“I am waiting for you. Why are you wearing my shirt?” he said as he slowly turned his head and intensely looked at me.
“Eh kasi nagkamali ako ng nakuha, akala ko yung pantulog ko. Na realize ko na nung nasa loob na ako na hindi pala ito yun. Sorry. Papalitan ko naman.”
“That’s ok, kahit isuot mo pa lahat ng shirt ko. Wag mo ng palitan, tulog na tayo. Come here.” And he lifted the bed covers while patting the space beside him on the bed.
I went back to turn off the bathroom light, and the room was in total darkness. A few seconds more, my eyes started to adjust to find my way to my side of the bed. He is so still. Very carefully I lay down, but instead of the soft pillow, it was his arm that touched my head. With his other arm he slowly brought me closer me to him that we are now facing each other in a sort of embrace. I can feel his breath on my hair and his lips kissing again my forehead. And then I realized, the hem of the shirt has slowly hitched up to my hips…
“Are you afraid?”
“Kasi this is our first night together as husband and wife”
“Hmm…kanina, oo. Pero ngayon, hindi na”
“Oo. Alam ko hindi mo naman ako papabayaan, di ba?”
“Anong, and?” I turned my head to look at him. I realized he has no intention to answer my question. So I took a deep breath and asked him.
“Ricky, tuturuan mo ako kung paano? Willing naman akong matuto, promise. Basta promise mo din hindi mo ako pagtatawanan”
And in a very loving way he said, “You know that I love you, right? I want to share everything with you. I want to be the closest person to you and I want to enjoy that closeness in every way I can. You have to remember, walang bastos or nakakadiri sa gagawin natin. Just remember one thing, that the physical aspect between a husband and a wife is also one way of expressing their love for each other. It is a different kind of communication.”
While he is saying this, I was mesmerized by the tender look in his eyes; I can feel his thumbs moving on the small skin of my arms, then his hands on my waist. I don’t know what happened next, all I remember is that I closed my eyes, and felt his lips touching mine. I felt his hands caressing my back, my waist. His hands so big and yet so gentle; loving and understanding my needs. He is guiding me and to my surprise I am enjoying this moment.
I can feel his kisses deepen, his tongue touching mine. He tenderly nips my lower lip to control the wave of emotions raging on both our bodies.
He is controlling himself from doing something, I knew it! Suddenly, he sat up, I opened my eyes and saw him as he removed his shirt and pajama. When he lay down again, his kisses are much more intense than the last one. I was giving him a kiss for a kiss. My shyness and hesitations has completely left me and it was replaced by a feeling of aggressiveness. I wanted to touch him, the way he was touching me. He was kissing me in places where I didn’t know could make me feel hot. A hotness that started from the center of my being, that left me wanting for more.
He felt it. Slowly he opened what was left of the buttons of the shirt I was wearing.. slowly removing it from my body while making small but intense kisses along the way.
Then, suddenly he stopped…looked at me, so I asked.
“Why are you wearing thick panties? Is that napkin?
“Hmm..oo…first day ako ngayon. Nagka period yata ako dahil sa tension kakaisip sa wedding night. Kanina lang dumating habang naliligo ako. Ang lakas nga e.”