Richard is furious.
Maya turns red.
Maya recalled what happened last week. After the kiss and make-up they went home together from the coffee shop after informing their offices that they will take the day off. The moment they step inside the condo, Richard started kissing her passionately. Miscalculating everything, thinking that it won’t lead to something other than kissing like what they usually do, there was a moment when she responded to his kisses. But when the petting started, Maya froze. She didn’t told him that it brought her memories that happened six years ago, fearing that he might feel bad once he’ll knew about that incident.
Richard look at her with a furrowed brow showing confusion. Sliding both his hands to her back and held her as he look straight in her eyes.
“Nothing..it’s just that..don’t you think it’s too soon?”
“Too soon? Maya six years na tayong kasal .. “
Richard let out a soft laugh. Maya avoided his eyes and look down. Just by looking at her, he knows she’s not ready yet. With deep long breath, Richard kissed her neck.
“Okay..i’ll give you time.. but please don’t make me wait too long. You will regret it the moment I can get my hands on you already.”
Richard smirk then wink at her.
“Now that scared me even more!”
Maya and Richard laugh.
That was last week , Richard then was considerate of her.
“MRS. LIM may naisip ka na bang magandang isasagot sa akin?”
Richard crosses his arm on his chest and lean on the counter. He is watching her as she moves around their little kitchen. Panic clearly evident on her face.
“Chard..kailangan ko ba talaga sagutin yan?”
“Yeah, should i rephrase my question earlier para mas madali lang sagutin?..Bakit ka bumili ng sex toys?”
Richard in a straight-face asked her bluntly.
“Oh! For Pete’s sake Chard!”
Maya left him in the kitchen and walk hurriedly towards their room. Slamming the door behind her. Maya can’t think of anything else to divert or change the topic so she might as well walk-out.
Kailangan ko umalis dito ng maaga or kukulitin lang ako ni Richard hanggang sa makuha niya ang sagot na gusto niya. Kasalanan to ni Doris at Sabel eh. Kung bakit naman kasi sa unit pa namin pinadeliver yung order nila. Kainis talaga!
Inaayos na ni Maya ang mga gamit niya na dadalhin sa pag-alis. Magbabakasyon siya kasama sina Doris at Sabel ng tatlong araw na sila lang. Matagal na nilang plano na magbakasyon ulit at ngayon lang matutupad. Buti na lang pumayag yung client nina Richard na sila na ang gagamit nung free accommodation privilege na binigay ng nito kay Richard. Ngayon matutuloy na ang binansagang Huling Hirit Bago Magpatali na bakasyon ng tatlong magkakaibigan. Sa bakasyong ito itinaun ng tatlo ang bachelorette party ni Sabel at dahil nga sa bansag na huling hirit ni Sabel, they came up with naughty ideas na silang tatlo lang ang nakaka-alam.
“Maya the receptionist called nasa baba na daw sina Doris at Sabel. ”
Richard announced when he open the door.
Maya is closing her bag just in time when Richard step inside their room.
“Kaninong sasakyan ang dadalhin ninyo?”
“May maghahatid sa amin dun tapos babalikan na lang kami ng driver dun after three days.”
“Ayaw ninyong ako na maghatid sa inyo?”
“NO! Mamaya di ka pa umalis pagdating dun.”
“Sige na nga..call me as soon as you get there.”
“I will..sige na bye na.”
Maya tiptoed and give him a smooch in the lips but Richard hold he nape not wanting to end the kiss quickly.
“Yung lipstick ko masisira..”
Maya said breaking the kiss for a moment but Richard pull her again for another french kiss.
“I’m going to miss you.”
Richard said as soon as he ended their kiss.
“Me too.. magpakabait ka while I’m away.. I have to go baka umakyat sila kung di pa ako bumaba.”
“Mabait na ako..ikaw magpakabait ka din, sige na ihahatid na kita sa baba baka di kita paalisin. I’m still thinking of that box you know..”
“There you go again…huwag mong galawin yon while i’m away..”
Kinuha ni Richard ang bag ni Maya at ito na ang nagbitbit sa baba, hanggang sa ikarga ito sa nirentahang sasakyan nina Maya. Pagkatapos magpaalam ay umalis na ang tatlong magkakaibigan sakay ng van papuntang Alvarez Resort and Spa.
Kinabukasan nasa meeting si Richard kasama ang creative team ng agency. One of the team members is discussing about the concept of the advertisement in front but Richard is not paying much attention to the speaker. His mind is off somewhere, Liza has to call for his attention several times just to know of okay lang yung concept na nabuo ng team. At dahil sa di naman nakikinig ay kinailangan pang ulit-ulitin ito ng ilang beses para lang makuha niya. Nang pinaulit na naman ni Richard dahil di naintindihan, Liza finally ask him if they could have a break for awhile thinking na pagod siya kaya di nakaka-concentrate sa meeting. When he agreed Liza and some of the creative team members left the room leaving him and two of his friends. It was only then that he realize that just like him, tulala at malalim din ang iiisip nina Fred at Ryan. Di man lang napansin ng dalawa na umalis ang mga kasam nila.
Richard tried to call their attention pero parang di siya naririnig ng dalawa. Richard slam down his planner on the table that made Fred and Ryan turn their heads to look at him.
“Bakit tulala kayo?”
“I don’t know if I should tell you this pero… it really bothers me brod eh.”
Ryan said as he grimace. Resting both of his elbow on the table, he cupped his head as he look at Fred and Richard alternately.
“May tumawag kasi kanina sa bahay asking kung matutuloy ba yung pina-booked daw last week.”
“Sa Strip ‘n Tease?”
Strip ‘n Tease is a famous bar know for their strip dancers.
“Strip ‘n ..WHAT?? ”
Magkasabay tanong ni Fred at Richard.
“Exactly my reaction when they called..do you know kung sino ang nagpa-booked? Si Sabel.”
Richard and Fred saw Ryan nod slowly.
“Ako naman, walang tumawag pero yesterday may nakita ako sa laptop ni Doris .. suggestions about bachelorette party tapos madaming mga boys na nakahubad sa page yung nakikita ko with all the sex toys na ginawang decorations..I just find it weird na makita yun na binabasa ni Doris..”
Kwento naman ni Fred sa mga kaibigan.
“Brod..kahapon nagulat ako sa box na diniliver sa condo..its from a shop..ng sex toys… Di kaya….”
And the three of them gasp.
Nasa pool side sina Doris, Maya, at Sabel. Wearing their most sexy two-piece swimsuit , enjoying the sun and their smoothies.
“Day, nakita mo yung isa dun?”
Sabel said as she move closer to Doris to whisper.
“Ang gwapo di ba, panay ang tingin dito oh..”
“Oo Sabel! At sure akong hindi ikaw ang tinitingnan diyan kundi ako!”
“Heh! Bakit ikaw? Sa akin kaya!”
“Oo sa akin.. kung ikaw ang tinitingnan niyan alam ko ano ang dahilan..”
“Dahil sa laki ng tiyan mo..Naku Sabel, kung makita ka ni Ryan ngayon ay ewan ko lang..talagang pinagmamalaki mo talaga ang mala-balyena mong katawan ha!”
“Shhh kala ko ba for now single ladies tayo? Di pwedeng banggitin ang mga pangalan nila?”
“Girls, di kaya tayo mapahamak sa plano natin mamaya?”
“Bawal bad vibes Maya ano ba..di tayo mapapahamak later sure ako..”
“Girls excited na ako para mamaya eiiiii!!!”
Doris yell excitedly.
That night, Maya and her friends are busy decorating their room. They are all dressed in sexy sheer camisole and girl boxers, ready for the big event of their vacation. Tumawag ang receptionist ng resort informing them na dumating na ang hinihintay nila so Sabel advised her to allow their guest to come in.
“Talaga? Dumating na ang strip dancer?”
“Kinakabahan ako Doris , Sabel..pakiramdam ko may hindi magandang mangyayari!”
Few minutes passed may kumatok na sa pintuan nila.
They were seated at the edge of the bed, naghihintay na makita ang dancer. Nang pumasok ang lalaki ay tilian sina Doris at Sabel.
” Alam kong madami ang galit at marami ang di nakakabasa sa post ko last week. Pagpasensiyahan ‘nyo na lang ako. It’s just that may mga instances na di ako comfortable na ipabasa sa lahat yung ibang sinusulat ko. Siguro naman I can do what I want di ba, after all bahay ko naman po to.. But kung makuha nyo ang password dun, you are still welcome to read and comment naman dun basta WALANG SISIHAN KASI WALEY LANG NAMAN YON kaya nga naka-password. “