Mr. Chinito 2

After dinner umakyat na si Richard sa kwarto nila para magbihis bago umalis ulit. Paglabas ng kwarto nakita niya sa may entertainment area si Maya sa harap ng t.v nanonood ng palabas.

“Labas na muna ako sandali.”

She nodded tapos binalik ang atensyon sa pinapanood. Bumaba na si Richard at lumabas na ng bahay at tinungo ang kanyang sasakyan. Thirty minutes later he arrived at the parking area of the hotel. Umakyat siya sa hotel at nagtungo sa kanyang opisina. Pagkaupo sa kanyang swivel chair tinawagan agad si Liza.

“Liza did you bring with you the files I asked you earlier?”

“Yes Sir, why? Do you need them now Sir? Saktong nasa convenient store pa ako, pwede ko pong idaan diyan sa mansyon.”

“No, nasa office ako ulit.”

“Ah okay, babalik na lang po ako diyan.”

“No, huwag na..it’s beyond office hours. Go home and rest.”

“Okay. Bye, Sir.”

“Bye.”

Walang magawa si Richard kundi humanap ng ibang mapagkaka-abalahan sa office. Kaya lang naman andun siya to keep himself busy kasi pag nasa bahay lang siya parang ang sikip-sikip ng pakiramdam niya everytime he see Maya around.

For the past weeks he tried his best to ignore her and their situation. It helps that work keeps him busy for a period of time after their rush wedding pero ngayong maluwag na ang schedule niya para siyang naliligaw sa sariling bahay. Buti na lang at di naman siya pinapakialaman ni Maya, just like him, he knows very well ganun din pakiramdam ni Maya everytime that he is around.

 

3 weeks ago…

“Maya alam kong pareho lang tayong naiipit sa sitwasyon natin ngayon pero wala tayong magagawa dahil sa pangako nating dalawa kay lolo. What we can do is avoid each other, respect my space and I will do the same for you. Di ko alam hanggang kailan basta iwasan na lang nating magkaproblema tayo both kay lolo at sa isa’t-isa. Clear?”

Tumango si Maya. It was the night after the wedding . Nasa loob silang dalawa ng kwarto nila, a week after silang magkita for the first time. Richard is still upset of their situation pero wala naman siyang magagawa kasi ayaw niyang sumama ang loob ng lolo niya.

“You can do what you want, siguraduhin mo lang walang magiging problema kasi ayokong malaman ni lolo. We both promise to make this marriage work, right?”

Tumango ulit si Maya.

Tsshh wala man lang ba siyang sasabihin?

“May boyfriend ka ba? If you have, tell him that there’s no problem with me if you two go out on a date just as long as you don’t go to places na maraming tao kasi maraming kaibigan si lolo and marami ding nakakakilala sa  akin, I don’t want na mapag-usapan..”

“O-okay lang na makipag date ako?”

“Why not? After all ayaw ko rin namang pipigilan mo ako if ako naman ang makikipag-date. “

Asiwa mang mag-discuss ng ganitong mga bagay sa taong di mo kilala and worst, asawa mo na but he can’t help it. He needs to make things clear to avoid complications later on. As much as possible he wants to keep his distance from Maya, di niya alam kung bakit but seeing her face for the first, di na siya mapakali. They say, firtst impression lasts, at naniniwala siya dito.

Fist time pa lang silang nagkita pinahirapan na siya ni Maya. Mahimatay ba naman ito sa harap niya, di ba siya magugulat..worst pinakarga pa ng lolo niya si Maya para madala sa clinic. For the first time in his whole life, ngayon lang siya nakabuhat ng ganun ka bigat. Buti sana kung nasa kabilang door lang ang clinic pero hindi. He carried her all the way to the next building, imagine the stares and whispers he got from the university students and professors na nadaanan niya plus ang panginginig ng braso at paa niya sa sobrang layo ng pinagdalhan niya kay Maya.

Gustong-gusto niya itong sigawan para idilat ang mga mata niya and tell her to stop acting kasi di na siya natutuwa sa palabas ni Maya, pero buti na lang talaga di niya ginawa kasi kung nagpadaig siya sa masamang ugaling meron siya , isinumpa na siya ng lolo niya. The last person he wants to disappoint is his lolo. Nang magkamalay na si Maya sa loob ng clinic, lolo Roberto was very apologetic to Maya and hearing their conversation proves that she has nothing to do with it. Nakonsensya si Richard dahil sa masamang ini-isip niya kay Maya kanina kaya di na niya magawang manumbat pa kay Maya. But after everything, his lolo still stood on his decision, sinabi nito kay Maya that he’s there para tumupad sa usapan nilang dalawa and hopes that she will also keep her promise.

That time, Richard hoped that Maya will also insist at sabihin kay lolo Roberto na di nito kayang magpakasal but unfortunately di ito ang nangyari. Nang hapon ding yon umuwi si Maya sa kanila kasama sina lolo Roberto at si Richard. Of course, nabigla ang pamilya ni Maya pero wala naman silang magagawa nang sinabi ni Maya that she wants to keep her promise. A week after that,  kinasal na sina Richard at Maya through a civil wedding.

Everythings seems to be well for the past weeks, buti na lang at naging busy si Richard sa opisina at si Maya naman sa university nila kaya di sila gaanong nagkikita. Sabi nga ni Manang Fe nang kinausap siya nito, para lang silang housemate. Kanya-kanyang oras sa pagdating, pagkain, pagtulog, at pag-alis. She even remind him to focus on his wife kasi bagong kasal pa lang sila but he never said anything whenever pinapagalitan siya nito sa takot niyang baka magsumbong sa lolo niya.

 

Present time..

 

While working infront of his lappy, biglang tumunog ang kanyang cellphone .

“Hello?”

“Ricardo!”

Lolo?

He check his watch and reads quarter to 12 a.m na pala. Nagtaka tuloy siya kung bakit gising pa at tumatawag ang lolo niya.

“Lo? Bakit gising ka pa po? Late na po ah.”

“I know, how about you alam mo bang maghahating gabi na? Where are you?”

“Po? Nasa hotel po, may inaasikaso lang po ako sandali..bakit po?”

“Don’t fool me, anong sandali ..kanina pa ako naghihintay sa’yo dito sa mansyon!”

Galit na galit ang lolo ni Richard, he even heard Maya telling him to calm down.

“Umuwi ka na dito!”

“Opo. Uuwi na po.”

Richard rushed out.  Habang nagdrive siya pauwi, mabilis siyang nagpatakbo buti na lang at maghahating gabi na at wala ng traffic kaya less than 20 minutes papasok na siya ng gate. Nakita niya kaagad ang kotse ng lolo niya, pagpasok pa lang ng bahay narinig na niya ang boses ni Maya na nasa taas at  pinapakalma ang lolo niya. Nang maka-akyat na siya at makita ng kanyang lolo.

“Sit!”

Sumunod siya sa sinabi ng lolo at umupo doon kung saan tinuro nito na maupo siya, sa tabi ni Maya.

“Sinong nagsabi sa’yo na pabayaan mo lang ang asawa mo dito sa bahay at magtrabaho ka doon sa hotel hanggang hating gabi? Akala nyo di ko alam ang mga nangyayari dito?”

Lolo Roberto is pacing around the small room habang pinapagalitan sina Maya at Richard na parang mga bata.

“Sorry lo, kasi inaasikaso ko lang yung papers for the  investors ng resort.”

“I told you ibebenta na natin yon di ba?”

“No, di pwede yon lolo.. alam ko gaano kamahal ni lola yung property na yon di ako papayag basta-basta na lang mawawala yon. We can still save it.”

“Okay…I will help you with the investors if that’s what we need..but on one condition. Ayusin mo muna ang buhay mo then I will help you with it at di na natin ibebenta ang resort.”

“Maayos naman po kami ni Maya lolo..right?”

Richard turn his head to Maya for help.

“Po? ahh oo nga lolo, maayos naman po kami ni Richard.”

“We’ll see..I’ll give you a month…is that a deal?”

“Anong deal po yon?”

Tanong ni Maya sa lolo ni Richard.

“Nothing big..alam na ni Richard kung ano yon.”

Maya look at the man beside her but he avoided her eyes.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mschuchy
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 16:47:45

    Reblogged this on redroses22.

    Reply

  2. Crunch
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 07:22:08

    Anu kaya ung deal? nakaka-vurious na ah! hehehe Nice Chinky Shot! waiting for the next one..🙂

    Reply

  3. auricel
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 06:41:09

    Baby po ba ang deal na ito? Hihi. Next na po ms.con! Hehe. Thank you.🙂

    Reply

  4. catez
    Jun 26, 2013 @ 02:10:03

    ano kaya yung deal excited lang po…… next chapter na po addict lang,hope nakapag rest kau mabuti yesterday ms. nylcoen….. ^_^

    Reply

  5. Jenny
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 23:05:21

    Ano kaya yung deal nila? Hala! Lagot na!

    Reply

  6. teamSIMON
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 22:50:26

    Alam mo bang nawala ang pagod ko sa work ng makita ko tong chinito2?! You saved me;) wow naman.. So exciting!! Can’t wait to know bout the deal.. Deal or no deal ba? In span of 1 month? Hmmm.. Ano kaya yun? Hihihi… Thanks dito!

    Reply

  7. Nefertiry
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 20:34:29

    You are a wonderful writer. I like the way this story is developing. I have an inkling what that deal is but I will keep it to myself lest I preempt you. Looking forwad to the next chapters.

    Reply

  8. Matel
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 19:07:10

    Nice story again!

    Reply

  9. Abelzki
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 18:03:22

    Finding this exciting … Hope every day there’s an update . Thanks you’re one good writer🙂 keep it up 😃

    Reply

  10. felcarnelle2008
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 16:43:01

    alam ko na yang “nothing big” na yan, at excited ako kung paano gagawin yan … next chapter please hahaha … sa mga kapwa ko adik na naghihintay dito, masanay na kau kac ganito lang ako ka adik mag request ng next chapter

    luv u gandang writer❤

    Reply

  11. Jeangndq
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 16:05:39

    Nice! Thanks s update. Keep it coming. Hehe.

    Reply

  12. krisheblacas
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 15:59:06

    Reblogged this on When Sparks Fly.

    Reply

  13. rocsan888
    Jun 25, 2013 @ 15:37:12

    waahhhh, ang iksi naman ms. con. super bitin.. :-p

    Reply

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