“Ay Sir, good morning po.” Sabi ni Doris nang makita niya ako sa office ko. “Nandyan ho ‘yung mama niyo.”
“What does she want now?” bulong ko. I stood up from my chair and I saw my mom entering my house.
“Ricky!” sabi niya pagkakita niya sa’kin. She’s carrying a luggage bag.
“Are you planning on having a sleepover, Ma?” I asked.
“Well, yes. I’m planning a sleepover. But not for me.” As if on cue, Stephanie entered the house.
“I did not permit any of this, so please leave.” I said coldly. I crossed my arms.
“O c’mon, Ricky, it’s just for a night.”
“Just for a night? Then why does she have to carry a luggage bag? She could’ve simply brought a bag.”
“You’re being unreasonable, Ricky.”
“I’m not being unreasonable, Ma, it’s the truth! Haven’t I made myself crystal with what I told you and Dad a week ago? This is just ludicrous!”
“We can get to know each other naman, Richard.” Sabi ni Stephanie.
I rolled my eyes. “Fine! You win, Ma. She can sleep here. But I’m not. So please excuse me, I have to pack my bags.” I made my way to the stairs.
“Richard, this is an opportunity for us to get to know each other before we get married.” Sabi ni Stephanie.
I stopped. Then I turned around. “I have a girlfriend for crying out loud! And I’m planning on getting married to her, and not to you.”
“Richard! That’s it! She’s going to stay here for one night! Okay?” Mom madly said. “And you’re going to be here in your house. And what makes you think that you’re girlfriend will marry you?”
“It’s simple – I love her and she loves me.”
“Love is not the answer to everything, Ricky.”
“And what is the answer? THIS? This freak show that you’re getting me into?! Have it your way, Ma. Nothing’s going to change my decision.”
(kaka-nosebleed ang away nila eh. Panira ako ng mood Hahaha. Sorry!)
My mom left, leaving Stephanie behind. I told Manang Fe to let her occupy one of the rooms and to not let her inside my room. I asked them to look after her. She’s a guest even though she’s not.
I’m inside my office, working, so that I can forget all the craziness that is happening.
“Babe, tara let’s eat.” Sabi ni Stephanie while she enters my office.
“I’m not in the mood to eat and can you please stop calling me babe?”
“Tara na, Richard.” She’s getting nearer. She even sat on my lap.
“Dali na. I’m hungry.”
“I didn’t tell you to wait for me. Go eat.”
She curled on my lap. Her arms around my neck, holding me close. Then she started kissing my neck.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing?! Stop!” I madly said as I tried to get her off me.
Shit. It’s her, it’s Maya.