After the Wedding Part 2

“How about tonight?” He is teasing her when he heard Maya went out of the bathroom. She smells so good. Her hair is still dripping wet.




“Anong tonight? Hindi pwede! Maaga pa tayo bukas.” She chuckled but deep inside she can once again feel her body tremble in fear and another feeling deep within her. Is that excitement?





“Eh. I just woke up, you know. I still have a lot of energy.” He winked






Oh how she loves the seductive side of him. “Pero, ako kasi pagod na.” She hurriedly lays down on her side of the bed closing her eyes..




But Richard can’t be stopped. He is a man with a mission.




The next thing Maya knew, Richard is nuzzling her neck. She can feel the unfamiliar feeling that it creates in her whole body. The warmth is spreading like a wild fire. Eyes still closed, she braced herself on what’s bound to happen.




“Goodnight. Tomorrow it is.” Richard whispered to her ear before giving it a nip and lying on his side of the bed. He wants her so bad. But he loves her way too much to push her into something that she is not ready, yet. Waiting for tomorrow wouldn’t hurt, anyway.






Maya was disappointed, her side of being a woman is overpowering her fear. She likes what he is doing a while ago. And just a mere thought about it makes her feel warm all over her body.





“Pero kasi..paano ba yon? Ano ba dapat? Teka. Ano ba naman yan!” She asks herself. She doesn’t know how to do it and she is not sure whether Richard would really want to be with her. She doesn’t have any experience about it which might turn him off.




It is a wonderful day to tour around the city. The newly weds walked hand in hand enjoying the view around them. They are enjoying this day together. Maya would take pictures using her polaroid cam. Pictures of them together, him kissing her on the cheek, even their hands intertwined are captured. Every wonderful moments are captured by Maya.




On the vacant table outside the coffee shop is where they stopped for a while to rest and to have a cup of coffee. Richard is busy reading e-mails on his laptop, making sure that everything is fine back in LAS while Maya is writing down captions in every photo that she took.




After reading his e-mails, Richard excused himself to go to the comfort room. Maya took that chance to call Emman way back in the Philippines to ask him about her predicament. She thought that she will not be bugged by that today because she will be occupied with their adventure for the day. But when Richard would stare and steal kisses from her, she will be reminded about her promised to him. That thing about tonight.




“Hello Emman!”





“Oh myyy Roomieee!! Natouch naman ako sa roaming call mo na ‘to!!” He shrieked on the other line when he found out that it was Maya who is calling him.





“Ha ha. Ikaw talaga.”





“Oh, bakit ka napatawag? Kamusta naman? Kamusta ang first day sa US? Or should I ask how was your first night together? Ayiieee” he teased which made Maya blush.





“Eh, ayun na nga ang itinawag ko eh.” She replied somewhat bothered






“Hala, don’t tell me kekwentuhan mo pa ako ha! Wag na girl. Maiinggit pa ako. Kainis ka.” He giggled






This statement made Maya blush even more. “Ano ka ba naman! Hindi yun.”





“Eh ano?”





“Kasi…wala naman.”





Puzzled, he asked again “ano? Anong wala?”





“Walang ano. First night na iniisip mo.”





“Ha? Bakit?”





“Eh kasi.. Emman, natatakot ako. Paano ba yun?” She asked





Hiding his amusement “Girl, ako pa tinanong mo. Wala akong alam kung ano ang sinasabi mo. Ang maiaadvice ko lang, let him lead the way!” He answered.





“Ano ka ba naman. Di kita maintindihan!”





“Ewan ko girl. Basta wag mo siya paghintayin ng matagal. Wala naman masama dun ah. Mag-asawa naman kayo. Kung natatakot ka dahil hindi mo alam kung paano, hindi naman ituturo kung ano ang gagawin no! Feeling ko out of love na lang lahat.  At saka remember, gusto na ulit magkaapo ni Nanay Teresita! Di ka ba naeexcite makakita ng mini you and him? Di ba gurl. Exciting!! Kaya go lang ng go.” He animatedly answered, giggling.





Maya chuckled upon hearing Emman’s comments. He could really make her laugh. When she noticed that Richard is already on his way back to their table, she immediately bid goodbye. But before she can hung up the phone, Emman quipped “Mamaya pa maghanap ng iba yan!!” She laughed at his joke before turning her heels back to Richard.



The sky burned ruby, and it was time for them to go back.  As they reached their hotel room, Richard is grinning. Maya noticed this. She knew the reason why.




“Ah. Ricky, nakausap mo na ba yung mga bata?” He is sitting on their bed when she asked him.




“Yes. Kanina.”




“Oh, kamusta naman daw sila?”




“They’re okay.”





“Kumain na ba sila?” She asked as she gets her night clothes.





“Yes. They just finished eating their breakfast.” He is still grinning at her





“Eh–” she wanted to ask some more but her question is interrupted by Richard “Mrs. Lim, please stop. They told me that we shouldn’t get worried about them and that we should enjoy each other’s company.” He stood up and pulled her close to him.





“So… About…” He started to kiss her forehead and then her nose. “Ah. Eh. Ricky, maliligo muna ako.” She tried to escape from his hold.





“Mamaya na..” He rain kisses again all over her face.






“Ricky! Pagod na kasi ako, maliligo na muna ako.” She half shouted which startled him. He moved away from her and she stormed her way to the bathroom.






She calmed herself inside the bathroom. Hands on her chest. Her heart is beating fast. Breathe in, breathe out. She was also shocked on how she reacted earlier. Deep inside her also wanted to happen what Richard wants. But another part of her is still not sure if she’s ready. She had to ready herself because such is inevitable.





Richard is upset. Of course, he respects her but isn’t all the time that he gave her enough? He sighed once again in disappointment and focused himself on his laptop ready for a night’s work.





Her scent can be smelled all over the room when she went out of the bathroom. Richard pretended that he is not affected by this. Well, so what if he is affected? Will it matter? Will she let him do what he wanted to do?




As soon as her right foot stepped out of the bathroom, she immediately saw him busy with his laptop. She knows that he is upset and after an hour of bath, she decided that she should do it now with him. Now the joke of Emman earlier is running in her head. She is so sure that he won’t do that but this 2 weeks with him should be well spent. After all, he will be very busy after their honeymoon.




Slowly, she made her way to the table near their bed where he is busy with his laptop. Without any knowledge on how to start, she reluctantly placed her hands on his shoulder as she reached his back and started massaging it. “Ricky, di ka pa matutulog?” She asked sweetly




“I have to finish something.” He answered coldly but deep inside, he is affected by her touch.




Now she is sure that he is really upset. She tried to kiss him on his cheek and hooks her arm around his neck, placing her chin on top of his right shoulder.






Crap! What now? Is she seducing me?, he asked himself. He pretended that he doesn’t care. He remained seated and tried to focus on his work.





Maya is not sure what to do next. So, she kissed him once more on his cheek, then on his neck and then she claimed his lips. At first, he didn’t respond to her kiss but after a few, he responded.





Their kiss deepened. Richard stood up from his seat as he leads her to the bed. But half way to their bed, Richard exclaimed “Ouch!”





“Hala! Bakit Ricky? Naku Sorry!!” She is worried when she saw his lips bleeding. She didn’t intend to bite his lips while they are kissing. It just happened.





“It’s alright. I’m fine.”





“Eh pero kasi nagdudugo. Gamutin na muna natin yan.” She placed her thumb on top of his lips





He shook his head “wag na.” He tried to kiss her again when Maya shifted her head.






“Ah basta. Gamutin na muna natin.”






“Fine. But I do know how.”





“Oh? Paano?”






“This is how”  He winked at her before claiming her lips once again and carrying her to their bed.





“Bakit ang dami mo namang suot?” He commented as he laid her on the bed






“Eh ang lamig kaya!” She managed to answer, blushing even more. “Teka, eh. Ano. Start na ba tayo?” She innocently asked which made Richard burst into laughter




“Ano ka ba!! Hindi ko na nga alam kung paano sisimulan o kung paano gagawin tawa ka pa ng tawa diyan!”




Trying to stop himself from laughing, he said “okay, sorry. Nakakatuwa ka kasi.”





She just stared back at him “okay. Tumawa ka na lang, matulog na tayo!”





“Wha-? NO!” He quickly responded.




“Eh ikaw eh!”




“Fine. Let’s start with this.” And so, he kissed her once more pulling the covers on top of them. For few seconds, or even minutes, who knows how long. They shared a passionate kiss pure of love for each other which lead to a one loving night.





She realized that Emman is right. Even though she doesn’t know how to do it, her love for him is over flowing. She just made things out of pure love.





The sun is hiding behind the clouds making it colder than was usual. They are running so fast, hands intertwined. Up the stairs they go.






“Ikaw kasi Ricky eh!”






“Oh. Anong ako? Ikaw kaya yung late nagising.”





They entered inside a Catholic church near the city to catch the on going mass. They quietly sat on the vacant seat on the back.





“Ah basta! Di mo kasi ako ginising agad eh.” She whispered at him. The priest is already delivering his sermon when they came in.






His lips close to her ear, he responded. “Eh parang sobrang antok ka pa kasi eh. And I know you are tired last night.” He teased.






She blushed profusely upon remembering the things that happened last night.






Nudging him, she whispered back “Ricky! Nasa simbahan tayo ano ka ba.”






Amused by her, he replied “I’m sure He understands why we’re late. Sobra mo lang kasi akong minahal kagabi.”







Eyes growing wide, she almost shouted “Ricky!” Which earned them a couple of looks from the people around them. Richard stifled a laugh while Maya made a peace sign and buries her face on Richard’s arm.


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One More Chance Chapter 2: Where are you?

Chapter 2: Where are you?

Sarah’s POV

“Congrats Sarah!

– your forever fan, Idan”


I am staring at it for a couple of minutes now while everyone is busy doing their job for the concert. I, myself is nervous and yet excited for tonight. I can’t help myself but to wonder if he will watch my concert. And nope, I am not thinking about Ge, I am thinking about Idan. Yes, him. I was surprised for the tulips, and it would be better if I will see him tonight. I miss him, and if you’ll ask me why, I, myself didn’t know either, all I know is that I miss him enormously.

“Sarah, get ready now okay? The show is about to begin!” The staff told me then hurriedly turns away

This is it. I looked at the mirror one last time to check how I look. I smiled then went out of the dressing room to face the audience.

As I step on the stage, I gave my very best. I was beyond happy to see that a lot of people are here to support me tonight. My friends and supporters are here..and uhm, Ge. I am glad they came. But wait, where is John Lloyd? Will he watch me tonight? Or did he gave me flowers because he couldn’t make it? How I wish he could come.

I am delivering my thank yous to those who watched. ‘Nasaan ka John Lloyd?’ these words keep on repeating in my mind. Where are you?! No one can tell where he is. I walk down the stage and looked for him quietly. I went to Ge to thank him and then he escorted me along the way. He is such a gentleman. He is a nice guy. I do like him but not as much as how I like Idan. But maybe, he doesn’t feel the same way anymore for he is not here in the special day of mine. I shrugged, well maybe he’s just busy. Yes, he is only busy, I told myself.

The concert ended and it was indeed a successful one. I went back to the dressing room to change.

“Sasa!” someone called my name so  I looked back. It was Ge smiling at me.

“Congrats! Your concert was great and I am not surprised that it will turn out good” he continued while walking closer to me.

“sus! Bolero. Well, thanks anyway for watching.” I answered

“You’re welcome..Uhm, So, after this uwi ka na?”

“Maybe kakain muna somewhere then rest na.”

“ok good. You take care okay? I will go home na.”

He bid goodbye so I nodded. He kissed me on my cheek and went away. I like it when he’s so caring and all. I guess I am starting to like him more… or am I just forcing myself to like him to divert my feelings for Idan? Crap.

I twist and flip on my bed. I hate it. Why won’t you make me sleep John Lloyd? I am tired and all but I still can’t sleep.

I keep on checking my phone if there is a message from him, but to no avail. Sarah, please oh please, stop it. He is happy and you should also be.

I turned the tv on just to make my eyes tired so I could have some rest. I switch through channels and a breaking news caught my eyes. It’s a showbiz report about break-ups.

Is this true? Idan is courting Angel? They were rumoredly seen together. Tears fell from my eyes. Crap. Why am I crying? Why am I hurting? We are not that even close anymore. I am starting to hate myself from reacting this way. I turn off the  TV and tried to get some sleep. Maybe tomorrow things will be better.

One more chance Chapter 1: Best Thing I Never Had


Chapter 1: Best Thing I Never Had


Sunday. The best day in the week, well at least for me. Since the day when our movie was put on shelve, I can’t help it. I had felt once again that strange feeling that I had felt before when we had different paths in life that we took.


Every once in a while we would see each other, she would say hi and will give me her sweetest smile. That smile that captured my heart. We were okay, as she would always say but I know and I can feel that there is something missing….US. The old us.


I sat comfortably on the couch. I looked at the clock. 8pm as it says. I will start my weekly habit in a bit. I will watch her perform. She never fails to amaze me. I turned the television on and waited for her weekly show. The clock keeps on ticking. I was impatient now. In 1,2,3,4 and the show started. My eyes were glued on the television. I heard her laugh. I love it when she chuckles, it is like a music to my eras that I would like to put on repeat.


Blah.blah.blah.. that name again, I wonder if she really likes that guy. I would often hear others tease her to him. I don’t know if they are really closer now, all I know is that she is happy when he is around her for I am not blind not to see that. But somehow, my heart is telling me that she is at her best when we’re together. I was about to switch the channel when suddenly she was asked by her ate Juday about her favourite movie that she did. I don’t know but somehow, I am hoping that she would answer ours but then again, she opt to smile instead, well as expected. It is better that way anyway, instead of me hearing things that my heart couldn’t bear to hear.


After the commercial break, my birthday greeting for her was shown. I almost forgot that. I remember when I was asked for a message, I was about to say happy birthday Sarah, just that. A simple and formal greeting would do. But my heart is shouting words beyond m mind could ever think of.


“Happy Birthday Sarah” a mantra that I am repeating in my mind. In 3,2,1 here it goes. “Happy Birthday Sarah…sana talaga masaya ka.” These were the last words that I remembered which my heart blurted out.


I know that somehow, rumors might be true. Well, I am only wishing the best for her, coz I am in pain whenever I see her cry. I don’t know if it was just me, but her statement song made her answer the unanswered question earlier. I hate it when my heart keeps on hoping.




July 7, that birthday concert of hers. I was excited. I finished all of my commitments in a week to be able to see her today. I called someone to pick up the flowers that I ordered for Sarah. A bouquet of Tulips with a note that says “Congrats Sarah!- your forever fan, Idan” I would love to say more but I suppress my heart in doing so.


Inside the big dome, I waited for the show to start from a distance. I saw some of our friends from the show business coming in, I even saw Gerald…I felt that pain again. Damn. Why is he here? Oh great, as if that I don’t know that he is courting her.


As the show started, I was astonished. She’s becoming more and more beautiful. My heart skipped a beat as she starts to sing and dance. I am hiding in the crowd, inconspicuously fidgeting. We are near yet so far, but my heart stays to where her heart is and is shouting ‘I love you’


I am happy for her. I smiled as I left Araneta without others noticing that I was there. As I stepped back, I steal a glance of her once more. I know that I am not needed here. She can have a very wonderful concert, for her inspiration is here..And I am not that guy now. She will forever be, the best thing I never had.

After the Wedding Part One


 A/N: Hi. I will post this here before posting the part two maybe before this week ends. 🙂 I posted this already on EBU so basically, this is a late post. haha. Sorry for any errors or whatsoever, I no longer check this after I am done writing. Enjoy. Comments are highly appreciated so I will post the next part soon. 😉




The night after. The newlyweds went home quickly after their wedding. It was a tiring day, indeed. The two of them are both exhausted from the whole event. Waking up from 5 in the morning, preparations the whole morning, the bride walking down the aisle, as the groom patiently waited for her. Tears that are shed, smiles that are shown. It was such a memorable day.




Though they are all tired, the couple couldn’t help but smile all day long.




Maya couldn’t contain her happiness. Finally, she’s his and they are bound to be together, forever. Let no man sunder the two of them. She is not sure if she’s ready with a marriage life but all she knows and that she is so sure of is that, she will love him no matter what. No matter how hard this chapter of her life may be.




Richard on the other hand, was also grinning from ear to ear. He wanted to jump with so much joy. He’ll be sharing the rest of his life with his love. He is so excited to wake up everyday knowing that she will be beside him. This is not the first time that he got married, but the feeling seems so new. He knew all to well that this is not a fairy tale and there is no such thing as happy ever after, but the fact that she will be beside him, he knows, he will be happy every single day of his life from this day forward.




As soon as they reached their house, Maya couldn’t help her eyes to get misty, she is so emotional. This is not the first time that her feet landed on to this house, but this is the first time that she took her few steps inside as Mrs. Lim. She is now part of this family, in a much deeper level.



When the door flew open, Maya and Richard were stunned. They didn’t expect that Nikki, Abby and Luke prepared a banner to felicitate them. The banner reads “Congrats Mama & Dad!” They thought that the three were already sleeping for they went home early. They were both smiling as they embrace their three children.




This is their first night together. Though, this is not yet their so-called honeymoon because they will be leaving tomorrow morning for their honeymoon abroad. Maya insisted on having their vacation somewhere in the Philippines so that it won’t be that expensive, but Richard declined, saying that he wanted a new environment. Away from the stress of work and the people who can disturb their time together. So, she just agreed to him.





A part of her wanted to have this time alone with him, but the other part of her is scared of what will happen in those 2 weeks with him. Is she ready now? Does she know what to do? Those thoughts about spending the nights with him is bugging her.




They are now packing their things, trying to keep it minimal so they could travel lightly and could even bought things for their family when they get home. Their flight is tomorrow morning. The past few weeks were the busiest. Preparations for their wedding plus they had to finish things, deadlines to meet and just did everything to ensure that there will be no worries in their trip.




Maya was in charge of their suitcases as her better half was busy on his phone giving his employees last minute instructions. After a minute or so, he went online to check their reservations. Making sure that everything will be alright.




“Sir Chief, okay na ba lahat?” She asked, excitedly.




“Uhm, yes. Let’s go to bed.” Richard said in his soothing voice which made Maya shiver. Is that night tonight? Aren’t he tired yet? They still had a flight to catch early morning tomorrow! They should have their rest now.




Sensing her discomfort, Richard smiled teasingly, his eyebrows making an up and down movement as he made his way to her.




Maya stepped back when he is only few steps apart. Her feet were glued on the floor when her back touched the wall.




“Oops. Dead end.” He smiled ever so widely




Maya could feel heat spreading all over her body. Her face is burning red. Richard placed his right hand on the wall as a support while his left is placed on her waist. Keeping her close.




4 more inches. She can feel her heart beating fast.





3 inches, she closes her eyes. She is feisty.





2 inches, she can now feel his breath. She is now anticipating what will happen next, hoping that it won’t lead to what she is afraid to happen.





“Mama!!” Suddenly, Abby knocked on their door.





Saved by my baby! Maya smiled. She quickly made her way to the door and slightly pushed him away.





“Hi baby!” She welcomed Abby.








“Yes, baby?”




“Can you sleep beside me po?” She pleaded sweetly.





“Uhm.. Baby kasi-” Richard started only to get cut off by Maya





“Oo naman baby!” She smiled at her little Abby





“Yehey!” Their baby girl jumped in joy





Maya glanced at Richard and saw him frown before she was pulled by Abby to her bedroom.



It was already 2 in the morning when Richard peeked into Abby’s room. There he found his two angels cuddling to one another. His disappointment was replaced by contentment as he felt fulfilled.




“It’s okay Maya, we have few weeks for the two of us. I’ll let this night pass. Good night.” He murmured to her before kissing Abby and Maya’s forehead.





Before the sun could cast its warmth, Maya and Richard are on their way to the airport.



They went in the VIP room and waited for boarding. When the plane boarded, Maya took the window seat. As soon as they are settled in their seats, he rested his head on top of her shoulder.





“Oh, inaantok ka na agad?” She asked





“Yes. Di ako nakatulog eh.”





“Ha? Bakit?” She tilted her head waiting for his answer





“I was thinking about you. It’s our first night together tapos wala ka sa tabi ko.” He said pouting like a little boy.





She chuckled in his actions. He is so cute.






“Eh minsan lang naman maglambing si Abby eh.”






“I know, that’s why I let it pass. We have a lot of days and nights to spend anyway.” He said emphasizing the word nights and winking at her after. Maya could only feel that fear once again.




Few hours later, their lunch is served. Meat, veggies and sodas were prepared for them.. Richard opened the can of Maya. She admit that it felt good having someone to do simple things for her. She had a lot of plane rides in her life but this was the most special. Having this time alone with Richard feels so good.




After opening her soda, he took his fork out and eat on Maya’s plate.




“Mr. Lim, akin yan. You have your own food.”





“Eeeh, share na lang tayo.” He pleaded with his sweetest voice.




“Ano ka ba, sayang yung food mo!”




“That’s alright. Kainin natin after.”





She just shook her head in response. A few moments after, she saw Richard drinking from her soda. She smiled, it felt really nice. She feels that they are already one.




10 hours inside the plane, almost everyone is sleeping soundly, even Richard. He fidgeted and noticed that Maya is not beside him. Knowing that she might be inside the restroom, he followed her.





He knocked.





“I’m done.” She half shouted before opening the door.





“Oh. Akala ko kung sino.” She said when she saw him




“I woke up and realized you’re not beside me.”





“Sorry, naiihi na kasi ako.”




He nodded.




“Tara na, balik na tayo sa upuan. Tulog ka na ulit.” She said as she pinches his nose.




“Mamaya na.” He pulled her into an embrace




Her heart skipped a beat. She doesn’t know why Richard is being so touchy nowadays. Though, she feels so giddy, she is still uncomfortable being this extra sweet in public places.





“Sir Chief, nakakahiya!”





“Why? Kinakahiya mo na ako?” He pulled away slightly into their embrace to see her face.





“Aysus. Drama. Hindi no.”





“Then, what’s the problem? I just wanna hug you.” He embraced her once more, and she no longer declined.




But then, he started raining kisses on her face. And after some moments, he kissed her slowly yet passionately on her lips. Sensations moved their way to every strand of her hair.




She tightly held on to his grip.




“Ri-chard. Stop. Baka may makakita.” She stuttered. Her knees are getting weak.





“So? They won’t mind. Anyway, were in VIP.” He winked at her and he continued trailing kisses on her face down to her neck. Heck, she wanted him to stop, but his teasing makes her feel so alive.





It took all of her will power to slightly push him away, making him stop.




“Sir Chief!” She almost shouted





“Okay, sorry.” He raised his hands on the air as a sign of surrender “sabi ko nga let’s go back.”






The rest of the flight to U.S. have been very quiet. They are talking but are not as sweet as earlier. Maya knew too well that what happened earlier did affected Richard. This is the naughty side of him, she thought. And I won’t tolerate that!



When their plane landed, Richard had been distant to Maya. Yes, he’s still so protective of her, attending to her needs and all. But, he is not as sweet as what he is a while ago.





At the hotel room, he quickly slumped on his bed closing his eyes.





“Sir Chief, ano itinerary natin bukas?”





“Let’s discuss it later. I’m tired.” He said, not looking at her





“Galit ka ba? Hindi ba dapat ako nga yung dapat magalit dahil kanina?”





“I already said that I am sorry, right? And I am not mad. I am just tired. Let’s sleep.”





“Uuyy. Galit ka eh.”





“I’m not.”





“Eh bakit hindi mo ako pinapansin?”





“Ano bang ginagawa ko ngayon?”





“Hindi mo kaya ako tinitignan! Di ka pa sweet.” She complained






“Di ba, you don’t like it? Ayokong magalit ka na naman, I’m trying so hard not to be that close to you because I might do what I did earlier again.” And with that, Richard covered himself with the blanket.




It was dark outside when Richard woke up. He found the other side of the bed empty. He immediately sat up and scanned the room for her. When he heard the water from the comfort room splashing, he knew she’s inside.




Thinking that he should call his kids to let them know that they landed, he looked for his phone to make a call. Suddenly, he saw a polaroid cam on top of the bedside table.




There is a picture beside it. When he pick it up, he smiled as he saw the picture. It was him in deep slumber with Maya kissing him on his lips. What made him grin was the caption that was written below which reads: “My tampururot handsome prince :)”



He accidentally flipped the picture, and at the back part were words turned into a sentence.




“How about tomorrow night? ;)”




Smile immediately made its way to his lips.

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