Expression of love
Richard and Maya returned to the house close to midnight. Both of them are still floating on air. Engaged! Who would have thought it would happened this soon. If someone told them more than a month ago that they woud be, maybe they will not believe that person because of the way things were, but on the other hand, maybe they will, clinging to the belief that they will find each other again because of the stregnth of love they were feeling even way back then. Thank God, they both said, they found each other again, smoothed things out, and now, they are finally together, about to embark on the next chapter of their relationship.
The house was softly-illuminated when they approached it. Richard opened the terrace door where they went out earlier. He knew that Tatay Andres will leave it unlock for them. He and Nanay Ibing usually go home to their house near the edge of the property, around 8 o’clock in the evening. They offered to stay longer and wait for them, but Richard told them, he and Maya can manage, and that they can just take care of everything in the greenhouse when they reported for work the following morning.
“Sweetheart, maybe we should just have taken care of everything in the greenhouse. Dinala na lang sana natin.” Maya said as they were climbing the stairs.
“No worries there, sweetheart, Nanay Ibing can take of it tomorrow. Darating pa iyong pamangkin nilang si Fely to help out.” Richard assured Maya as they climbed the stairs with his arm on her shoulder and hers wrapped on his waist. It was a slow ascend, but they are very reluctant to part. “She worked for us before, tapos ngayon if we need extra help she pitches in, hindi na nga lang siya makapag-full time since she is married na. Anyway, we can also help them tomorrow if you want. Tonight is our night.
When they reached Maya’s door. Richard cupped her face, kissed her slowly, lingeringly, very reluctant to let her go in.
“Good night, my Mrs. Lim-to-be. Have a good sleep. Dream of us. I love you very much.” He said lovingly. “Hindi na ako papasok at baka hindi na ako lumabas ng room mo.” He added with a grin.
Maya smiled lovingly at her future husband. Hmmm, it does have a very nice ring to it, she mused. “Good night, my Mr. Lim. Of course, I will. I love you much. Sige na punta ka na room mo at baka hindi na kita pakawalan.”
“Hmmmm, parang mas gusto ko iyang hindi mo na ako pakakawalan, sweetheart.” Richard teased Maya, and again he got pinched on the side. “See, abused fiance talaga ako! Good night na talaga sweetheart. Knock on my door if you need anything, okay.”
Richard opened the door beside Maya’s room and waited until she closed her door before he entered his old room. He was stil smilng, very happy. He really wished Maya is sharing the room with him, but he can wait until they are married for that, though it is dificult sometimes, with the effect Maya has on him.
Maya went on her nightly rituals. Put on the night gown she usually wear for sleeping. She still had a big smile on when she went to the big, and inviting bed. The best evening of her life, she mused. She looked at her engagement ring again, and felt this overwhelming happiness. Her life is complete. She is so excited for morning to come so she can be with Richard again. She is happy, knowing that he is sleeping just a door away.
Several hours, later. Maya was still awake. She don’t know whether it was due to the coffee she and Richard drank after the sumptous dinner Nanay Ibing prepared, or the effect of the champagne that they finished while chatting, and cuddling in the bench in the garden, or the excitement of the evening in general.
Maya remembered the terrace outside her room and decided to get some air. She thought of changing clothes, but decided that since she and Richard are the only ones in the house, she will just go out in her night gown and wrap. She the opened door and the blast of cool, fresh air caused goosebumps, but she liked the cool air on her skin. She stood up near the railings and looked out into the night. It so beautiful and peaceful he, she thought.
She has not been the for more than a couple of minutes, when she felt Richard’s presence, so attuned was she to him. She turned around and saw him in navy blue checkered-pajama and a white t-shirt that showed his muscular physique. Her heart, and body, jumped in reaction to her handsome fiance.
“Hi sweetheart, why are you still awake?” He asked, then took a good look at her and gulped. He can clearly see all of Maya’s curves in that white thing she is wearing, even if it was not transparent. “Hindi ka rin makatulog?” He asked as he walked towards her, as if he can’t stop himself.
“Hindi eh. Maybe, because of all the excitement you gave me this evening.” Maya said smiling, as she watched her fiance’s approach, intently, then getting an inkling of what will happen next. The moment she saw him standing by his door, she knew this is inevitable. It has been there, simmering, and now rising on the surface, the intense physical attraction they have for each other that matches their love. She wanted it to happen too.
Richard, upon reaching Maya, touched her chin gently, lowered his head, and kissed her passionately. Maya ignited with that kiss, and matched Richard’s passion with hers. She opened her lips so Richard can deepen the kiss. Their tongues dueled, the fire that started between them, turning into a conflagration.
“Maya, sweetheart, you are so beautiful, so responsive. I can’t get enough of you.” He said in between kisses, in between touching. He also started fondling her breasts through the thin material of her night gown. The friction caused by Richard’s thumb and the silk rubbing her breasts were too much for Maya.
“Rickyyy. I love you. I want more. Please.” Maya said incoherently, her passion too intense, what she is feeling at the moment, she can’t verbalize beyond saying she wanted more, needed more. She wanted to be one with Richard.
“Maya, sweetheart, are you sure? We can wait until we are married.” Richard just had to ask, barely, as he tried to fight for some semblance for control, and he was already losing the battle since he saw her silhouetted against the moonlight, in that simple, but very becoming, white night gown.
“No, Ricky, I don’t want to wait. I want to be with you this evening. I want to be belong to you completely.” Maya said, her eyes glazed with passion. She moved as close as she could get to Richard, her breast to his chest, hips to hips, thigh to thigh, then she put her arms around his neck and proceeded to kiss him with all the passion she was feeling at that moment.
Richard’s control totally snapped with that. He carried Maya to her bedroom. He sat on the bed with Maya on his lap, removed her her wrap, then continued to love her. He kissed her breasts, until Maya said she can’t stand it anymore. She also touched Richard everywhere she could, his chest, his back, arms and kissed him on the neck, on the lips. She can feel the evidence of his desire for her as she sat on his lap.
Richard stood up, slowly put down the thin straps of Maya’s night gown, until it pooled on the floor. Maya stood before him in her underwear, which left little to the imagination as it came as a set with the night gown.
‘Maya, sweetheart, you are so beautiful, so passionate. Let me love you fully, completely.” Richard said, his voice thick with passion. He also removed his pajama and t-shirt and proceeded to love Maya, gently, passionately, all throughout the night. The only sound that can be heard in the bedroom were their sighs of pleasure as they touched each other everywhere, and expressed their love for each other physically, several times throughout the night.
They fall asleep in a spoon position, nary a space between them, only a thin blanket covering their naked bodies.
Richard woke up early the morning after. He looked at the sleeping form beside him, smiled happily. His Maya, so innocent, but so responsive. The night was so perfect. First his proposal and then this, Maya becoming his, completely. He knew when she opened the terrace door last night, as he was about to do the same. He can’t sleep, thinking that she was just in the other room, his fiancee, his wife-to-be. His body was just too wired up to fall asleep. Richard decided to join Maya in the terrace, intending to cuddle with her, chat a bit, and kiss her again, but he was not prepared for the effect on him of her in her night gown. He was very happy the way the evening went. Richard thought then that they needed to set the wedding date, and have the wedding soon as he wants to wake up with Maya like this, in his arms, every morming of their lives. Now, it is time to wake up his sleeping love.
Maya was woken up with someone trailing tiny kisses on her back, and a hand cupping her breast. She smiled sleepily.
“Ricky, sweetheart, that feels good.” She said as she turned and face a grinning Richard.”Good morning.”
“Good morning, my love.” Ricky said with so much love, then started caressing Maya’s lips with his thumb, while using his other hand to work his magic on her breast. It ignited a round of early morning lovemaking.
“Good morning again, sweetheart. I love you.” Richard said an hour later as he gave Maya another kiss.
“Good morning sweetheart, I love you too.” Maya smiled, touched Richard lovingly. How she love this man! He had been very gentle when he finally took her innocence last night, despite the passion that escalated and consumed both of them. He thought of her pleasure first. “Thank you.”
Richard smiled lovingly at Maya. “Sweetheart, let us get married soon, please. I want to be with you like this, the rest of our lives. I can’t wait long. Waking up with you beside me this morning , the feeling was indescribable. I was so happy. I felt my heart would burst!”
“Ricky, sweetheart, I feel the same.” Maya said as she embraced Richard. “Hmmm, normally, it takes a bit of time to plan a wedding. But if it is okay with you, I want a small, private one for us – family and friends only. Besides, it would be best, I think, because of the death of your father.”
“Maya sweetheart, are you sure? If it just on Papa’s account, don’t. I am sure he would be happy for us and kasama pa iyon sa celebration, wherever he is.” Richard said. “I want you to have the best wedding. I’m okay in whatever you want it. I just want it the soonest.”
“No, Ricky, it is okay. I really would like to have a small one. I just want to be with you for always, infront of our families and friends. Iyon naman ang importante, not how grand the ceremony is or how many people are in the reception.” Maya said as she gave Ricky another kiss. “And before, mauwi sa iba itong kiss na ito, let’s get up na. Baka lumamig na ang breakfast ni Nanay Ibing.”
“Hmmm, okay, but laters ha.” Richard said, grinning as he stood up. “Saka, I need my strength, pinagod mo kaya ako.” Maya hit him with a pillow. He was still laughing as he went through the terrace door, back to his room.
Richard and Maya finally made it to breakfast at past 9 o’clock. Nanay Ibing, and her niece Fely, who was also introduced to Maya, kept the food heated for them. They had a leisurely breakfast, then coffee cups in hand, they explored the grounds. Maya loved the profusion of plants, flowers and very old trees. There is even a small pond on one side, and a swimming pool at the far end of the property. The pool has a nice view of the lake as well.
“Sweetheart, we should stay here longer next time.” Richard said, backhugging Maya as she stared at the beauty around her. She really loves this place. “We can swim, also have a picnic, under that tree.” He pointed to a huge, centruy-old tree.
“I would like that, sweetheart.” Maya replied happily. “We have a wedding to plan first, kasi may nagmamadali na isa diyan.”
“Ha, ha, ha, ha, me only ba? Parang hindi lang ako ah.” Richard teased Maya. “Serious na sweetheart, the sooner, we have it, the happier I would be. By the way, we need to get going after lunch. We have a dinner at Mama’s.”
“Oo nga pala. I missed your Mama na nga rin. And we can tell her our engagement.” Maya said happily.
Richard just smiled as he had another surprise for Maya later.
They returned to the house, hands intertwined. Maya packed Richard’s bag as he looked lovingly. His Maya. This is how life’s gonna be with her, then with children they will have. She will be more beautiful when she is with our child, he mused, his daydreaming taking him farther and farther into the beautiful future with Maya. Maya noticed him, not moving, and just staring at her with a smile plastered on his face.
“Sweethteart, hoyyy, Ricky, my Mr. Lim!” Maya tried to call Richard’s attention, by waving her hand infront of his face, when he didn’t respond to her call.
Richard blinked and smiled at Maya. “Ha, sweetheart, ano iyon?”
“Naku, sweetheart, ano ba ang iniisip mo, you seemed so far into your thoughts? Ilang beses na kitang tinawag ah.” Maya said, curious. “Ano ba kasi iyang iniisip mo, naka-smile ka pa ng todo?”
“Hmmmm, I was thinking about us, you becoming my wife, finally, then the kids we will have, and how more beautiful you would be in my eyes, pregnant with the product of our love.” He said as he touched Maya’s face lovingly.
“Awwww, sweetheart. Ikaw na talaga ang the best fiance in the whole world.” Maya said teary-eyed. “I love you very much. I’m so happy, so full of love at the moment, and ikaw ang reason for that.”
“I love you to sweetheart. I’m counting the days until we are joined by God and living together in our home. You, and the kids we will have, are my life. Richard said as he kissed Maya to reaffirm his love and commitment to her.
Maya and Richard left Tagaytay early afternoon. After saying goodbye to Tatay Andres, Nanay Ibing and Fely, they took one last look at the house where they already had wonderful memories, before they got into the car. Hands intertwined, they vowed to return here often to make more wonderful memories together, and fill the place with children’s laughter again.
Note: Happy Sunday everyone! 🙂