If Only- Tampuhan Blues
Nikki: Kuya, are they still at it?
Luke: Oo eh.
Nikki: Haist. Ano bang pwede nating gawin? L
Luke: Wala akong maisip.
The sibling looked at each other then at the twins who seem so oblivious to the world.
Sky: eennnnnngggggggggggg beep beep
Sky’s sound while playing with his car then..
He crashed his car on Sunshine’s dolls. Being the naughty boy that he is, he clapped and laughed making Sunshine irritated.
Luke and Nikki were both trying their best to hold off their laugh but was unsuccessful and burst out laughing. Then Sunshine cried.
Abby: Ate, Kuya, what happened?
Nikki was already carrying Sunshine and pacifying her.
Nikki: Sorry baby. Kuya and ate Nikki didn’t mean to laugh at you. Nadala lang kami sa tawa ni Sky.
On the other hand.
Luke: Sky, that’s not good that you are always breaking Sunshine’s toys.
Sky: But it’s fun.
Luke hold his breath to stop himself from laughing. Nikki was trying to concentrate as well with Sunshine who has stopped crying.
Luke: But still it’s not good that you are wrecking someone’s thing.
Sky made a cute pout, an indication that he is about to cry. So Luke carried him.
Luke: Don’t cry Sky.
Sky: You anggy at ishkay…
Nikki: No baby, we’re not angry. We just don’t want you and Sunshine fighting. So, say sorry now to Sunshine so you could back to your game.
Sky looked at his older siblings then to his twin. He made a big sigh before saying..
Sky: Sowi shine.
Luke and Nikki brought them down.
Abby: Magkabati ngayon, mamaya magkaaway uli.
Nikki: Hay naku kuya! Sky is so like you.
Nikki: Duh! Mapang-asar!
Abby: Hay naku ate, kuya, kayo ang ginagaya nung kambal eh.
Luke and Nikki looked at each other.
Luke and Nikki: Sorry manang Abby!
And three siblings shared a good hearty laugh.
Abby: Kuya, ate, okay na ba sina Mommy at Daddy?
Luke and Nikki looked at each other before Luke answered.
Luke: Di pa Abby eh. Pinaguusapan nga namin ni Ate Nikki mo kung anong pwede namin gawin.
Abby: Do you have an idea kung ano ang nangyari?
Nikki: I have an idea pero I don’t want to assume.
Luke: Wag na natin alamin kung anong nangyari, isipin na lang natin pano natin sila pagbabatiin diba?
Abby: Tama kuya.
Nikki: So, do you have any idea now?
The siblings looked at each other and tried to come up with a plan.
On the couple’s world… (Maya in TA, Richard in LAS)
Maya: Nakakainis talaga tong asawa ko, napakaliit na bagay, pinapalaki.
Richard: <sighs, then looks at his phone> Still no text..
Maya: Ako pa ata inaantay magtext. Sabi nga ni Nikki, G-R-R-R
Richard: Hay.. kailangan ko na naman ata manuyo. Pero nakakainis naman kasi. Kailangan ba kasi lagi maging friendly.
Maya: Hay Maya, ikaw naman kasi.. alam mo namang may pagkaseloso asawa mo. <Sky pout> Ano kaya pwede kong gawin, ayoko ng ganito.
Richard: What should I do?
The couple were on their musings when their respective phones ring.
Richard/Maya: Hello. What? Okay. Dinner, alright.
At the restaurant, coming from different vehicle.
Then both laughed.
Ricky: Why are you here? And how did you get here?
Maya: Sweetheart, isa-isa lang sa tanong. Tinawagan ako ni Luke, dinner out daw kami. At nagtaxi ako papunta dito. Eh ikaw, bat ka andito?
Ricky: I think, this was a set up. Nicky called me for the same thing, dinner out kami. I think the kids knew that we are not in good terms. I’m sorry sweetheart, things really sometimes, get the best of me.
He then hugged her and kissed her on the temple.
Maya: Sorry din sweetheart. Alam ko naman ung fault ko, di man maiwasan pero susubukan ko na di maging too welcoming. Pero sweetheart, dapat alam mong ikaw lang.
Ricky: I know sweetheart. Kaya sorry din. So let’s go inside and have this dinner.
Maya: Oo nga sweetheart, sayang naman tong effort ng mga bata. Ang sweet talaga nila. Naiimagine ko pag may date si Nikki..
Ricky: Oh, please sweetheart don’t go there. I don’t want to think about that.
Maya: hahaha.. ito naman. Sweetheart, mangyayari at mangyayari yan. So you have to deal about it right now.
Ricky: I know. Pero ung sa atin muna isipin ko.
And he ushered her inside so they could have the date that their lovely kids had prepared.
After talking to his mom.
Luke: Ayos plan natin guys. Okay na sina mom and dad. They’re enjoying the dinner right now. And thanks to us daw. Babawi daw sila.
Nikki: Oh kuya, just to hear na okay na sila and we have helped in a way is enough for me.
Abby: Oo nga kuya. Tsaka minsan lang naman na tayo ang gumastos.
Luke and Nikki looked at each other and laughed.
Luke: Hay manang Abby.
The couple arrived home late at night. But of course, a coffee night cap is still a must.
Ricky: Sweetheart, I love you.
Maya: I love you too sweetheart, so so so much!
And of course a kiss ensued. (a/n: ang tam-es..hihihi) Which of course led to more. (hahaha, un na un)
The morning after.
Ricky: Good morning sweetheart. <tsup>
Maya: Good morning sweetheart. Mukhang maganda ang gising mo ah?
Ricky: But of course. Okay na tayo eh at..
Maya: Ewan ko sayo Ricky. Tigilan. Tara na at ng makapagbreakfast tayo with the kids. Puntahan pa natin ung kambal.
Ricky: Okay, later na lang.
The couple went to the twins’ room where the two were already up and making some ruckus as they play. Then Sky looked by the door.
Sky: Mommy!!! Lab lab lab (with his hands in a cmon gesture)
Mommy: Hahaha.. hay naku Sky, yan pa rin yang lab lab lab mo. Papakarga lang naman.
Sunshine: me me me!
Daddy: Come here princess, kay daddy ka.
Sunshine: No! I want mommy!
Mommy: Oh no, baka magaway pa tong dalawa. Sky kay daddy ka pakarga.
Sky: No! (and shaked his head vigorously)
Mommy: O sige, uupo si mommy para lab lab lab ko kayo pareho. Okay?
Daddy: Hay mommy, lugi ako ah.
Mommy: Alam ko na daddy. Kakandong na lang ako sayo. Oh di ba, mas okay un?
Daddy: Mabigat ka mommy eh.
Mommy: Ah ganon?
Daddy: hehehe, joke lang mommy. Ang sexy mo kaya.
And Ricky settled on the bed while Maya sat on him and have the twins on her lap. Sky then proceed to pepper her with kisses. Sunshine of course wouldn’t want to be left behind and did the same. Ricky could only shake his head and smile. Then the door opened revealing the three.
Nikki: Wow! So sweet!
Luke: inggit ka na naman!
Nikki: Hay naku kuya! You’re so g-r-r-r talaga. Natutuwa lang ako.
Abby: O ate, kuya. Okay na sina mom and dad, baka kayo naman magaway. Di ko kaya bayaran ung pang date nyo.
And everyone laughed.
Luke: Manang Abby, minsan panalo talaga mga hirit mo.
Mommy: O tama nay an.
Daddy: Mommy, naiinggit lang ang mga yan.
Nikki: No kaya dad. We’re not naiinggit.
The three looked at each other, smiled then scrambled towards their parents with the twins. Sky thought they were playing with them and shrieked out.
Mommy: Ang tinis ng boses mo Sky, ang sakit sa tenga.
Daddy: Mana sayo mommy.
Mommy: Daddy, kanina ka pa ah.
Ricky laughed then kissed his wife.
Sky: Daddy kiss! <then pouts his mouth>
Daddy: Wow! Finally naalala na ko.
Mommy: hahaha, daddy talaga napakatampuhin mo.
Ricky kissed Sky first then Sunshine who was puckering her lips too before answering.
Daddy: Di naman, tama lang, di pa naman katulad sayo.
Maya glared at her husband who was laughing but then kissed her again.
Daddy: Love you mommy.
Sky: Yabyu mommy!
Sunshine: labyu my!
Mommy: Hay naku, ang hirap magalit sayo pag ginamit mo ung mga bata.
Then Maya shifted her attention to their three other children.
Mommy: So ganito na lang tayo? Di na tayo kakain?
Luke: Five minutes mom, komportable pa ko sa pwesto ko.
Mommy: Mukha nga, bigat mo ah.
Luke was on the right of his dad who still have Maya on his lap with the twins, Nikki on the left and Abby was at the back of their dad.
Daddy: Hay, sana kahit may sari-sarili na kayong pamilya, ganito pa rin kayo kalambing sa amin ng mommy nyo.
Nikki: Of course daddy! Me, Abby and Sunshine will always be your princesses, while Kuya and Sky your princes. I love you dad! I love you mom!
Abby: I love you daddy! <tsup> I love you mommy! <tsup>
Luke: I love you dad! I love you mom!
Daddy: I love you too guys.
Mommy: I love you din Luke, Nikki, Abby <sniffs>
Daddy: Ayan pinaiyak nyo mommy nyo.
Sky looked at her mom.
Sky: Why cry mommy? Daddy fight you?
Ricky had an incredulous look while Maya laughed along with Luke, Nikki and Abby.
Mommy: No Sky, I’m just happy.
Sunshine was wiping her face.
Mommy: Thank you Shine. Love you!
Then a knock on the door was heard.
Doris: Mrs. Chief? Sir Richard? Nakahanda na po ang breakfast..
Maya: Okay Doris, punta na kami. Thank you!
Doris: Sige po Mrs. Chief.
Mommy: Tara na at baka magalit si Manang Doris.
Nikki: One big hug before we go down.
Nikki, Luke and Abby engulfed them with a hug making Sky and Sunshine giddy. But when it was taking quite a long time, grumpy Sky announced his annoyance.
Sky: Out! <while squirming, wanting to go out of the circle>
Everyone laughed and reluctantly got up to head to the dining area.
Daddy: Sige na Nikki, Luke, Abby. Mauna na kayo. Ayusin lang naming tong dalawa.
Luke: Okay dad.
The family had a great breakfast. Laughter of love filling in the dining area.
Another wonderful day to start anew, with a loving family by your side, nothing is impossible.
[A/N: pagpasensyahan na po 🙂 ]