After The Wedding Part 5
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“Mahal, I’m home!” Richard yelled as soon as he stepped inside their house. It is quiet and it was dark inside. He checked his watch only to find out that it was already 3 in the morning. He swayed as he tried to walk further. He is a little bit of tipsy and tired for a day’s work.
The meeting went on for hours with their possible partner. This is a huge project although it is certain that they’ll get the deal, Richard couldn’t still say no to the offer of the big boss of the other company. Although he wants to go home after the meeting, he still went out to unwind with them.
The people around the table are busy talking, laughing at some things, mostly are about business issues that they found amusing. Well, most of them are sobber so that explains why.
Richard managed himself not to take too much alcohol. When offered a drink, he will quickly take it but take few sips from the glass, so it will take him quite some time before he could finish a glass. So basically, he is cheating. But he just can’t drink too much. He doesn’t want Maya to see him sobber. But he remembered that he managed to text his wife so that she won’t get worried.
His text composed of:
“Mahal, I’m still with my business partners. Sorry I will be home late. I love you.”
He sent it and waited for his wife’s reply, but to no avail. He just thought that she might be sleeping that time and she haven’t read his message.
Trying to be normal, he tightens his grip on the rails of the stairway as he slowly goes up the stairs.
“Dad??” Luke recognized his father as he was his way downstairs.
Richard stood straight. “Uh.. Son, why are you still awake?”
“Nagising lang po ako dad, nauuhaw kasi ako kaya bababa ako.” He studied his father’s appearance and ask again. “Uh dad, kakauwi nyo lang po??”
“Well, yes. Goodmorning. I’m stucked kanina sa mga business partners ko and I couldn’t say no.”
“Oh. Kaya po pala parang mugto yung mata ni tita mommy kanina. Ayaw po ba niya kayong payagan?” He asked again while walking closer to his father.
“Wha–?” He recalled that he did told Maya about him going home late, so was she upset that’s why she didn’t replied and cried instead?
“Um.. Dad?” Luke scratched his head as his eyes studies his dad’s face that must have been in deep thought.
“Ah.. Yes son, I will just talk to her tomorrow. You go back to sleep after, it’s still early.”
“Yes dad.” Luke nodded and went pass his father.
The door slowly opened as Richard pushed it, too careful not to make a sound that would awake his wife.
He found Maya sleeping soundly on the side of her bed. He quickly went inside the bathroom for a quick shower before he take his side of the bed. Before he could drift off to sleep, he kissed Maya’s tummy and whispered, “Goodnight buddy, daddy loves you.” After that, he stared at Maya’s face and kissed her on her forehead. “I love you.”
It was late in the morning. The kids are already in the school while Richard is still sound asleep. His phone kept on ringing but still, Richard didn’t wake up. He is in deep slumber that nothing could ever disturb his sleep.
Maya was still upset with her husband. Whenever she sees him, she can’t help herself but to get mad at him. It may be unfair to Richard, because she didn’t clear things to him yet, but she just can’t help herself. She is too jealous of what she saw.
She went up in their room after the kids went to school. She will wake Richard up because it is already late for his office.
“Richard! Bumangon ka na, late na.” She is tapping and shaking him at the same time but still, he doesn’t want to wake up.
He is not like this before. When it comes to work, he will wake up earlier than the alarm. He must have been really tired. He slept late. She wondered what time did he got home.
“Ricky! Ano ba? Anong oras ka ba nakauwi at inaantok ka pa dyan?” She is now annoyed. The thoughts of yesterday came up in her mind again. What if they are together the whole night and it is not true that he’s with his clients?
“Mahal…” He murmured. “I’m still sleepy. I will just call Iya that I will not go to the office today.”
As she heard Iya’s name, her mood totally got worse. She doesn’t know why she doesn’t like that girl. Kalma, Maya. Baka maging kamukha ni baby! “Hindi na. Ako na lang ang tatawag at magsasabi.”
Richard just answered with a groan.
Reaching Richard’s phone on the bedside table, she was surprised to see 27 missed calls all from the same contact. Add to her annoyance, it’s Iya. She is reminding herself that it is normal since she’s Richard’s secretary but her mind keeps on telling her otherwise.
Without second thoughts, she quickly dialed Iya’s number.
It didn’t take any longer for her to pick up the phone.
“Sir! Finally, I was calling you for quite some time..” Maya could sense that she was excited that Richard called. Her brows furrowed in annoyance. And why is she trying to call him up?
She cleared her throat before speaking to her in the calmest manner possible at that moment. “Good morning, this is Mrs. Lim. Pinapasabi lang ni Richard na hindi siya makakapasok.” She waited for the response of Richard’s secretary.
Maya heard her sigh. “Uhm.. Sige po ma’am. Pakisabi na lang din po na I will just cancel some of her meetings today. Bye.” Was what she got from her and immediately hung up.
She could only roll her eyes.
Her eyes darted back to the sleeping man on the bed. He is so at peace. Himbing ng tulog! Akala mo walang kasalanan! Hmp. Teka, meron nga ba, Maya? She talked to her innerself as wild thoughts continue to bug her mind.
What if Richard is really having an affair?
What would she do? Will she give him up?
He stretches his arms up in the air as he blinks a couple of times. He was surprised when he check his phone to find out that it was already 11 in the morning. His head is pounding lightly. He heaved a sigh as he remembers going home early in the morning. He is acting like a teenager! Maya must be really upset because of that.
Slowly, he stood up to look for his wife, but she is not in their room.
He went downstairs. To the kitchen, pool area, still, she is not in there. “Maya!” He shouted, but no one answered. He almost run upstairs again to search every room and there, she found his wife in the entertainment room, quietly watching something. And when he went near her, he saw her watching their wedding video. The video is now in their wedding vows, with him reciting his vow.
Maya is watching intently, as if it’s a new released movie. He smiled upon seeing her.
He is standing behind her as she is sitting with her eyes fixed on the tv. Richard embraced her from behind and nuzzled her neck. “Hmm”
“Gising ka na pala.” She moved to disengage from his hug. And that’s when Richard noticed that she’s crying.
He sat beside her and wipe her tears away. “Hey. What’s wrong?”
Maya shook her head and sobs. Richard couldn’t be able to believe how much upset she was with him, going home late. “I’m sorry mahal if it’s because inumaga na ako ng uwi. Ayaw talaga ako pauwiin ng clients and we were engaged in a talk, hindi ko din namalayan yung oras. Sorry if you’re upset with that, I promise it won’t happen again, just please don’t cry.” He ensured her and held her tight.
He felt Maya shook her head again, so he pushed her away from his hold in order to read her face “You are not upset na late ako umuwi?”
She shook her head again in response.
“Then what is it?” He asked. “Please tell me what’s bugging you, Maya” he is now really concerned on his wife’s behavior.
“Ri..Ricky..” She murmured in between sobs.
He stared at her, with his eyes telling her to continue.
“I love you.” She blurted out and hugged him tighter. She cried harder this time. He is now totally confused on what’s happening.
“I love you, too. So much.” He whispered to her ear as his hand runs over his back “what is wrong, Maya? I’m so worried.”
She leaned back and cups his face. “Hindi mo naman ako iiwanan di ba?”
“Of course not. We will grow old together.” Even though he is confused on her actions, still, he gave her what she wanted at that moment- assurance. He doesn’t know why Maya wanted to be assured of his love to her.
“I know you’ll say that. I’m better now.” She smiled as she wipes her tears away. “Gutom ka na ba? Tara na sa baba, mahal.” She was about to stand up but Richard stopped her from doing so. He stared at her eyes, studying it.
He doesn’t know why she’s acting like this, but all that she have to do is to make her loved. Slowly, he cupped her face and lean forward to touch her lips with his lips. He kissed her lightly at first, Until their kisses got hungrier, he pulled her really close and squeezed her tight as she gave in to the intensity of the kisses that they both shared. Their tongues played with each other, like big waves in their own little ocean. “Ri..cky..” She groaned. “I love you..” He said between kisses.
All of her thoughts about him having an affair were all gone, as she felt the intensity of Richard’s love for her. Maybe it was an instinct for every human to slide with the flow of what was happening. No words were spoken now, only heartbeats that drummed as one.
His hands were on her hips now, as he slowly lifted up his white shirt that he is wearing. “Wait.” Maya managed to get back to her senses. They are not in their room. They are in the living room. Her cheeks blushed with the thought that someone might see them in such scene. Good thing, the kids are in school.
“Wha-at?” He asked huskily.
“Mahal, pwede wag dito?” Her cheeks reddened much more upon saying that. Richard chuckled.
“Alright, then. Let’s go back to our room.” He kissed her again before standing up.
“Pero, ano kasi… ” She bit her lips thinking if she should say it or not. Richard’s eyebrows shoot up asking her what’s up. “Ano.. Baka kasi.. Maipit si baby. Tapos masaktan.. Kaya, siguro.. Ano na lang.. Kumain ka na muna ng brunch.” She shyly told him. He nodded and grinned like a fool.
“Okay, sabi ko nga. Let’s go downstairs then. Gutom na talaga ako!” He winked. And they both headed down the kitchen to enjoy eating together.
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