“Hi” bati ni Maya kay Richard pagkasilip niya sa opisina nito.
“Oh! Di ka pa natulog?”
“Di natulog?..kakagising ko nga lang..” pumasok na si Maya at sinarado ang pinto saka lumapit kay Richard.
It was already past 1 a.m. A week after nailibing ang dad ni Maya sa sobrang busy nila sa kanya-kanyang trabaho they barely have time together. Kanina after dinner pumasok na si Richard sa office niya while she went to their bedroom to rest. Kung di pa siya nagising dahil sa panaginip niya di niya namalayan wala parin si Richard sa tabi niya. She suddenly missed him.
“Bakit ka bumangon? Dapat natulog ka na lang ulit, masakit ang ulo mo kanina di ba?” turning his swivel chair to let her sit on his lap. Si Maya naman parang bata na kumandong sa daddy niya while she put her head on his shoulder.
“Baby balik ka na doon sa kwarto. May tatapusin lang muna ako then I’ll join you.” paglalambing ni Richard kay Maya.
“Ano ba kasi yan at madaling araw na di ka parin tapos..” she turn her head, reach out her hand and pick a paper on the table, the chair swayed a little because of her sudden movement. What Richard didn’t know, sinadya ni Maya when she felt him harden everytime she move.
“Baby, behave..baka wala ako matapos ngayon kailangan na nila yan first thing in the morning.” he kiss her quickly in her lips then hold both her shoulders para tumayo na si Maya.
“Pinapalayas mo na ba ako?” kunwari nagtatampo.
“Shooo..tukso layuan mo ako!” biro ni Richard habang pinapaalis si Maya. Tumawa si Maya nang may biglang naalala.
hmmmm I think I need the aid of the mahiwagang gayuma ni Mamang..Makagawa nga.
“I will bring something para di ka makatulog, balik ako kaagad.” Paalam ni Maya kay Richard habang papalabas ng office. He nodded..she smiled that devilish smile.
She went straight in their room at ginawa ang magic gayuma.
Kaw kasi eh..last na to promise, I just want to prove kung talagang effective to.
After doing what she needed to do, pumunta na siya ng kusina, nagtimpla ng orange juice at inakyat ito kay Richard. Nang makita ni Richard ang dala niya.
“Orange juice? At past 1 a.m you want me to drink that?” buong pagtatakang sagot ni Richard.
“Sa lamig niyan sure akong di ka makakatulog.”
“Are you sure? Are you trying to make fun of me baby?” tanong ni Richard na parang nagdududa kung tatanggapin ang juice o hindi but ng sumimangot si Maya kinuha na lang nito ang baso at inilapag sa mesa niya.
“Inumin mo na. Di ako aalis pag di mo pa iinumin” pangungulit ni Maya kay Richard.
“Sige na nga.” Lifting the glass uminom si Richard ng kalahati tsaka nito muling inilapag ang baso sa mesa.
“Oh hayan ha..mamaya na yung natitira.” ngumiti si Maya saka nagpaalam kay Richard para bumalik sa kwarto nila.
Half an hour later, nakatulog na si Maya ulit ng may naramdamang kamay na humahaplos sa braso niya. When she opened her eyes, confirm..si Richard nga! One hand caressing her while the other bracing his head as he lie in his side facing her.
“hmmm done with work?”
“First one, yes..about to start the second one” then he bent his head to give her a kiss on her lips.
It’s working..which means effective nga yung turo ni Mamang.
Him on top of her, their kiss started from slow to intense. His hands making its way inside her top, working on her peak with much expertise. Her soft moans urging him further as they parted their lips to breath. Moments later, he managed to slip her top off her head and continues where he left off this time, his mouth joining his hands, caressing and kneading her. Maya’s hand travels up and down Richard’s bare back, as if encouraging him to do it some more. His mouth traveled down to her belly, to her navel,skipping her intimate core to travel further down her inner thigh and legs. Going up again but stop right there, shattering Maya’s defenses again and again. Enjoying the warmth of his breath and the sensation his mouth brings, she cried his name. She reached for him, pulled him up and kiss him.
He did just as what she instructed. Lying down on his back, she’s on top of him, taking charge. Straddling him, she started kissing him doing exactly what he did to her moments ago. She was about to give him a head when he stop him.
“No..I might not be able to hold it.”
Holding him there, she let her hand caress it. She felt him tighten his grip on her waist telling her he is ready, she moved to turn her back at him while straddling him. Guiding him inside her she felt the fullness of him. Supporting herself with one hand, she is leaning behind her while she rock and found their rhythm together. Moving to a sitting position, Richard supports her as one hand holds her waist, the other over her breast fondling her, while he is kissing her back. Nipping at her shoulder when they both found their release. Exhausted and in heavy breath, Richard lay her on their bed.
Moments later, Richard found Maya smiling at him. They are lying facing each other. Blanket spread over them.
“Why? What’s funny baby?”
“Can I be honest?”
“I would appreciate that.Common spill it out.”
“Effective pala ang gayuma ni Mamang.” then she giggles.
“Gayuma ni Mamang? Ano yun?”
“Yung juice!” then the giggle turned to a heartily laugh.
“Juice? Yung juice may gayuma ni Mamang?” shock,he can’t believe what he is hearing.
“Hindi, tinuruan ako ni Mamang. Sinubukan ko sa’yo, first nung doon sa resort, second dito. And so far, di naman nag fail.”
“Promise di ka magagalit?”
“Ganito kasi yun, I asked Mamang kung may alam siyang gayuma. Sabi niya..yung…” giggles again.
“Sige na, promise di ako magagalit.”
“Ano daw..gamitin ko raw yung last na…pinagbanlawan ko ng underwear ko ipainom sa’yo..yun yung sa juice mo.” sabay takip ng mukha si Maya.
“Ano?!!!” sobrang gulat ni Richard napabangon siya sa higaan. Si Maya naman tawa ng tawa sa ginawa niya.
“Maya!!! Kaya pala ang sama ng tiyan ko kinabukasan. Don’t tell me inulit mo yun kanina?”
“Yes, pero konti lang naman yung kanina, isang baso lang..yung sa resort isang pitchel nilantakan mo..masarap ba? hehe” pang-aasar ni Maya sa kanya.
“Ikaw kung anu-ano nasa isip mo. Kahit naman walang gayuma yung gabing yun balak naman talaga kitang pwersahin.” si Richard naman ngayon ang tumatawa.
“Pwersahin? Ano yun, gahasain lang..ganun?”
“Ehh, na miss na kita eh..tapos panay pa pa-cute mo sa akin that time, kala mo di ko napansin yon?” sabay kindat ni Richard sa kanya.
“Ano to,ibig sabihin di effective yung gayuma?”
“Ewan ko sa’yo , ang masasabi ko lang that night,ngayon at pati sa ibang gabing magkasama tayo walang pinagkaiba.” balik sa pagkahiga si Richard, both his hands behind his head.
“Ehh kung di effective ang juice siguro yung pangalawang gayuma effective yun.”
“Ano naman yon?”
“Yung candy na pinasa ko sa’yo? After nun di ba naging wild ka bigla?”
“hmmm di rin..”
“Wala din yon?”
“Yes, kasi it turned me on because you’re flirting on me naman before you went inside the bathroom.”
“Ayy ganun? Kala ko pa naman..”
“Ano ka ba..a isang tingin pa lang sa’yo parang nagayuma na ako eh. That happened when I saw you during your debut.”
“Debut? Nagkita na tayo nun?”
“From a distance I saw you. You were with your dad and you met with my dad in a hotel. I guess di mo na natandaan yun.”
Recalling the events with her dad during her debut. She remember one instance when she was with her dad in a hotel. Pumunta sila sa hotel kung saan gaganapin ang debut ni Maya para makita at mafollow-up ang venue when her dad accidentally met an old friend.
“Yes, I remember..so dad mo yon? Pero wala ka naman doon ah..”
“Andun ako sa hotel, from a distance I saw you kaya lang di ako lumapit that time. But I know it was you..the little girl na na-meet ko years ago..”
Yes, years ago Maya. Noon pa, you and I..we already met..and we’re meant to be together.. you promise me that!
A/N: Next post would be the last installment for The Garden and the Butterfly. Find out how Richard and Maya’s love story started.