“Kuya, bat nga pala umuwi ka?” Maya asks while chewing her food.
Ricky was just watching her while she happily chomps on her food. Smile permanently etched on his face.
“Huy! Kuya! Tinatanong kita.”
Ricky just then realized she was talking to him.
“Ano ngang tanong mo?
“Hay naku kuya, kung sino man yang iniisip mo, mahal ka nun.”
“If only she does.” He silently say.
“Kumain ka na lang ng kumain dyan at huwag mo ko pansinin.” He smiled his trademark lopsided trademark smile making her swoon.
“Hay naku kuya, wag mo kong ngitian ng ganyan.. at baka mahulog na naman ako sayo.” She added the last part on her mind, unfortunately she was unaware that she had uttered it though not too loud.
“Anong sabi mo?” She was startled upon realizing that she had said it out.
“Ha? Ah wala, wala un. Kumain ka na lang din, lalamig na pagkain mo.”
He was mulling on what she said. He heard bit of it but not clearly.
“Oo na. Baka agawin mo pa.”
“Grabe ka kuya, di naman ako ganun katakaw.”
Then both laugh.
“I really missed this, you.” He blurted.
“Oh, anong drama yan kuya. Di bagay.” But her erratic heartbeats says otherwise. He just smile.
“Bakit ganun?” Maya silently mull.
“Ano? Gusto mo pa ng dessert?” He changed the topic.
“Di na kuya, ok na ko. Sobrang busog na. salamat ah!”
“Wala un. Kulang pa yan. Tara lakad-lakad muna tayo, para bumaba kinain natin. Kaya mo ba?”
He was teasing her.
“Grabe ka kuya ah, di naman ganun kadami kinain ko. Pero sige tara, gusto ko rin pakita sayo ung mga nagbago dito sa lugar natin.”
They stood up and went their way.