After the Wedding part 4
It echoed through the room like an ancient unknown language chant. She was asking it, her eyes shooting daggers.
He was shocked at her question. For it sounded as a statement rather as a question. He was acused of something that never did crossed his mind.
For a moment, he kept mum, not wanting to add fuel to the fire. But deep inside, mixed emotions are bubbling up inside him. He is puzzled on how on earth did she even asked that and mad on why did she acused him already.
He recalled things that might make her think of such but his memory is failing him. Damn! He cannot recall all of the things that happened days ago. He closed his eyes and heaved a sigh.
He is now angry. Yet he knew too well that he should take note of his wife’s situation. She is pregnant and he should not give her stress. Lifting his head up, meeting her gaze, he tried to smile at his wife. Maybe it’s her hormones that is upsetting her in things too easily.
“At anong nginingiti ngiti mo?!” She raised her voice.
“Shhhh…” He hushed her and calm her down by trying to caress her shoulder but she removed his hand.
“Sagutin mo yung tanong ko!” She crossed her arms
“Are you jealous, mahal ko?” He teased
“Oo! At kapag hindi ka nagsabi ng totoo, pagsisisihan mo.” She admitted to him. She is so damn jealous.
He smiled at the admission of his wife which earned a frown from Maya. “Okay, fine. I don’t know where did you get that stupid idea. But please, don’t stress yourself too much thinking about things that are not real. Sige ka, baka nakakunot mukha ng baby natin paglabas.” He quipped but Maya remained shooting daggers at him. Heck. He doesn’t know what to do to pacify her.
“I already said the truth, Maya.” He paused. Gathering right words to say. “Come on, saan ba kasi nanggaling yun?” He asked, with eyebrows furrowed. He wanted to know why did that question even popped up in her pretty head.
She bit her lip and kept mum for a while. He took it as an opportunity to reach to her and hug her tight.
“So–sorry.” She stuttered. He is right. She shouldn’t feel alarmed. She is so secured. Her husband is a one woman man and no matter how good-looking his new secretary is, she knows that Richard will never be seduced.
And besides, why would she be affected of a simple 8 missed calls that she saw one night on Richard’s phone from his secretary. That is just normal, right? Iya is indeed his secretary and whatever her reason of trying to call her husband on the middle of the night, is surely pure business. Why would she react such way? When before, Liza would do that, too. ‘Must be the hormones’ that made her ask him if there’s another one, she thought.
“It’s alright. Just please, trust me okay?”
She nodded and hug him back. He embraced her tightly somehow making her feel more secured and loved. Their right and left foot stepping sideways, dancing in a music that only the two of them could hear.
“Now, tell me what made you think of that?” He asked, still on the dance.
“Ewan ko nga din mahal ko. Sorry, kasi naman nung natutulog tayo, naalimpungatan ako dun sa tawag ng tawag sa phone mo. Eh ang himbing siguro ng tulog mo kaya hindi mo narinig.”
He smiled, her calling him with their term of endearment is a sign that the war is over. “And then?”
“Ayun, babae yung tumatawag. Ang daming missed calls.”
“Yung secretary mo.”
His eyebrow raised. “Maybe she’s updating me with a certain meeting. Baka nakalimutan sabihin or what.” He reasoned
“Siguro.” She replied to end the topic. Richard kissed her now and she kissed him back. For Richard, everything is okay now but to Maya, there is something that she feels that she wanted to confirm. For her sanity, she badly wanted to know the answers.
“Goodmorning Liza!” She happily greeted her as they saw each other, although Maya was a bit surprised not to see Richard’s secretary on her table.
“Oh! Maya, good to see you. Kamusta ka?”
“Ito, medyo tumataba.”
“Nako, okay lang yan. Maganda ka pa din. Anyway, si Sir Richard ba? May meeting lang saglit pero matatapos na siguro yun.”
“Ah ganun? O sige, pwede ko ba sya hintayin sa office nya?”
“Oo naman. Go ahead.”
It was almost an hour before the door of Richard’s door flew open. Richard and his secretary came in, and what Maya did not like about it is when she saw the two of them laughing at something, she hates how the girl stares at her husband. They only stopped when Richard’s eyes saw her.
“Oh, mahal. Why are you here?” Maya saw the surprised look on his face.
“Oh, bakit parang nagulat ka? Hindi ba nasabi sa’yo ni Liza?” She asked
“Well, no. She’s not outside. Baka may nilakad na papers. Kumain ka na ba?” He asked her as he steps in. Iya, the secretary stayed behind Richard which annoyed Maya even more. She doesn’t know if it was only her or if Iya really did looked at her again from head to toe and smirked.
“Uh.. Hindi pa. Pero hindi naman ako gutom, mahal” that was a lie. She is really hungry especially that she waited for an hour. She is craving for vanilla ice cream. But when she saw the look on Iya’s face, she lied.
“Are you sure?” Richard sat across his wife and touched her tummy. “Our baby might be hungry.”
He nodded. “Uhm, Iya, could you please order a pasta for my wife?” Richard shifted to look at Iya and smiled.
Maya hates how Richard smiles at his secretary. As far as she can remember, Richard never smiles at Liza when he instructs her before, or so she thought. Add to that, Richard’s secretary would smile as well to her husband. Oh! And she remembered that he didn’t get her welcome kiss yet! He never fails to give her that!
“Right away, sir. Ikaw sir do you want anything?”
“No. I’m okay.”
And with that, Iya left the room. Maya rolled her eyes and pouted. Maya stood up and sat on the couch of Richard’s office and started reading magazines.
“Mahal, okay ka lang ba diyan? I will just finish my paperworks, okay?”
Maya nods. Richard sat on his swivel chair and continued to work on his laptop.
Richard sits beside Maya on the couch as Maya eats the pasta that he ordered. She’s spooning every second, munching as if there’s no tomorrow.
“Oh, dahan-dahan… Akala ko ba hindi ka gutom?” Maya heard Richard chuckled.
She stops eating and realized how big she had been, and it’s because that even after she just ate, she easily gets hungry. And whenever she sees food, she couldn’t control herself. She wants to eat.
“Oh, why? Busog ka na?” He asked
“Hindi. Kasi… Tumataba na ako.” Tears starts to roll down her face.
Richard was surprised upon seeing his wife cry again. He collects her in his arms, running his hand at her back trying to pacify her. “Mahal, stop. It’s alright, atleast we’re sure na healthy si baby bunso.” He teased but that made Maya to cry louder
“Shh.. Sorry, sorry. Stop please.. Di ba sinabi ko na naman sa’yo before that I don’t care if you get fat or not? I still love you.”
“Tse! You still love me ka dyan!” She pulled away while wiping her tears.
“Oh, bakit na naman?” He tried to embrace her again but Maya slapped his shoulder
“Kanina nga nagulat ka nung nakita mo ako! Tapos wala pa akong kiss!” She sobs.
Richard couldn’t hold his laughter anymore.
“Sige tumawa ka pa!”
“Haha. I’m sorry, mahal. Nagulat lang talaga ako na nandito ka. And, about the kiss sorry na.. How many kisses do you want?” He teased her.
“Hindi na! Ayoko na!” She pouted
He smiled at his wife. She is so cute. He cupped her face and started kissing the tip of her nose, her forehead and her lips. “I love you.” He whispered, and when she saw Maya smiled, he kissed her again.
“Roomieee! Ano bang ginagawa natin dito? Para na naman tayong spy niyan eh!” Emman whispered as they are hiding behind a post outside a restaurant.
“Wag kang magulo!”
“Roomie, sa laki mo-” Emman got a cold stare by Maya that made him to chuckle and to change his sentence. “What I meant was, sa laki natin and ng tummy mo, hindi rin naman tayo matatago nitong poste na ‘to! At bakit ba tayo nandito?”
“Eh kasi nga, may meeting daw si Ricky dito.”
“Oh, eh si sir chief Ricky naman pala, gorabels na tayo sa loob!” She took a step forward but Maya grabs his arm.
“Oh? Bakit ba Roomie?”
“Dito lang tayo, magmamatyag.”
“Magmamatyag? Kay Sir Chief Ricky??” He asked Maya with raise eyebrows.
“At bakit naman?” Emman probed, his arms crossed demanding for an answer
“Eh kasi, basta! Yung secretary niya kasi nakakainis. Titignan lang naman natin kung sweet ba sila or what…”
“HA? Saan naman nanggaling yan? So, pinagdududahan mo si Sir Chief Ricky?” He gaped
“Hindi naman sa ganon, kasi, ano e… Basta. Feeling ko kasi.. Hay nako! Hirap i-explain.” She scratches her head.
“Nako Roomie, hindi naman magagawa ni Sir Chief Ricky na lokohin ka. So, let’s go home!”
“Eh.. Kasi, sandali lang, okay? 10 minutes!” She pleads.
“Fine, 10 minutes.”
Maya then saw Richard’s table near the restaurant’s window. Richard is seated beside Iya. They are currently waiting for the people that they’ll be meeting.
A waiter arrived and served their food. What made Maya tears flow was when the girl serves Ricky food on his plate and Richard didn’t seem to mind. She even saw him smile at the girl.
“Emman, tara na.” She turned around and walks away
“Uy Roomie, bakit ka umiiyak? Wala lang naman yun e.”
“Hindi naman gawain ng secretary yun!” She raised her voice as she sobs
“Eh, yung girl lang naman yun e.”
“Parang natutuwa naman si Ricky!”
“Roomie, hindi naman ganun.” He’s trying not to overthink things, because he knows that Richard loves Maya so much. And that Maya’s reaction is just because of her condition. She’s so emotional these days.
“Kinakampihan mo pa!” He was startled when Maya half shouted.
But he can’t allow her to be stressed. He believes that she’s acting this way because she’s pregnant. “Okay, umuwi na tayo. Pero please, bawal mastress! Wag ka na umiyak, okay?”
Emman hailed a taxi, Maya kept mum the whole ride as she stares outside the window.
(A/N: I know it’s been a while. I forgot about this already. Haha. Soooo, here, inupdate ko lang po. :)) dito ko na una pinost 🙂