If Only – Luke’s Time or Not
It has been almost a month now, Luke and Joni have officially parted ways. But Luke seem not affected at all. Something that didn’t go unnoticed by his mom.
“Yes po my?”
“Can we talk?”
“Sige po. Sa lanai po? I’ll bring drinks.”
“Magpapadala na lang ako kay Sabel. Puntahan ko lang saglit sina Sky, Sunshine at Sean.”
“Sige po my, una na po ako doon.”
Maya has joined her son in the lanai where Sabel placed the snacks she prepared.
“My, may ginawa po ba akong hindi maganda kaya seryoso ang usapan natin? Mukhang matagal na usapan po to.”
He was indicating the foods prepared before them and at the same time to lessen his nervousness as he has no idea why his mom wanted to talk to him.
“Luke, kinakabahan ka ba?”
“Eh, opo my. Hindi ko po kasi alam bakit gusto nyo po ako makausap.”
“Hay naku anak, overruning ang imagination mo. Kukumustahin lang kita.”
Then Luke understood where this conversation is heading.
“I’m okay po mommy. If you want to know kung bakit parang hindi ako affected kasi andyan po kayo ni dad. Kung may lungkot man akong maramdaman, mabilis din pong nawawala dahil sa pagmamahal nyo. Pag nakikita ko ang mga kapatid ko, napapawi po agad eh. Normal po ba yun mom?”
“Natutuwa ako sa’yo Luke kasi you have been handling this maturely. And yes, normal yang nararamdaman mo. Iba-iba kasi ang coping stage ng tao, ikaw sa family mo kinukuha ang strength mo to recover. Pwede rin kasi merong tao na nakakatulong sa’yo to move on.”
Luke involuntarily smiled. His mom smiled as well.
“Anak, okay lang na may nagpapasaya sa’yo pero preno lang muna. I-enjoy mo muna ang singlehood mo pero kung di mapigilan, remember the three-months rule.”
“Hay naku Luke Andrew, ako pa ba ang paglilihiman mo?”
“Hai mommy, hahaha. Eh..”
He hugged her mom (naglalambing).
“Basta Luke, kung ano man ang makakapagpasaya sa’yo suportado ka namin. Alam namin ng daddy mo na responsable kang bata kaya tiwala kami sa’yo.”
“I love you mommy.”
“Hai naku, naglambing na ang binata ko. I love you too anak.” And she kissed him on the forehead then makulit na Sky came.
“Sky! Why are you still up?” Maya and Luke got startled with Sky.
“Where’s dahdi?” He asked as he yawn and rub his eyes.
“Kay dad pa rin siya natutulog my?”
“Minsan lang pag sinumpong.”
Doris then came.
“Naku Mrs. Chief pasensya na po. Di ko po agad napansin na nakalabas si Sky, kumuha lang po ako ng dede ni Sean.”
“Okay lang Doris. Baka naaalimpungatan lang to. Sige na, ako na bahala kay Sky.”
“Sige po Mrs. Chief.”
“Come on Sky, kuya will carry you.”
“Nooo, I want dahdi. Mommy, I want dahdi.” And he’s crying now.
“Naku, pano ba to, may late meeting daddy nyo. Sky, you want to sleep with mommy for now? Daddy is still at work.”
The boy looked at her and just nodded his head. Tear continuously streaming from his eyes.
“Kuya will carry you okay?”
He nodded again at his mom then swiped his nose. Luke chuckled. Maya bit her lip to herself from laughing.
Once settled on the bed, Luke kissed his brother on the head and went out of the room.
“Good night po my and thanks a lot po for the time.” He kissed his mom.
“Good night Luke. Don’t thank me for that. Kasiyahan ko na nakakausap ko kayong magkakapatid sa mga ganung bagay.”
“Syempre my. You will always be our confidante.”
“Sige na, tulog ka na. Balitaan mo na lang ako sa progress nyo.”
“hahaha. Sige na.”
Luke shook his head but smiled and went to his room.
Maya then went to bed where Sky is still wide awake.
“Sky, you want to cuddle with mommy so you could sleep?”
He shook his head and was looking at the door. Maya sighed. Then they heard his car.
“Hay salamat.” Maya whispered to herself. The mother and son waited for Ricky to get in the room. Ricky was surprised to see his wife still up but more surprised to see Sky on the bed.
Ricky went to his wife and kissed her on the lips. Sky now getting impatient, stood up from the bed and wants his head to carry him.
“Dahdi.” He called out his dad with arms raised.
“You wait buddy, daddy will just change clothes. Okay?”
“Otei.” He lay down back on the bed.
It didn’t take much time for Ricky to change clothes. He lay down on the bed and put Sky on his chest. Caressed him to sleep. It wasn’t long that Sky was fast asleep.
“Sweetheart, kailan kaya matigil yan?”
“Well, okay lang naman ito sa akin.”
“Oo nga sweetheart. Kaso pano pag meron kang out of town? Kanina nga lang umiiyak na yan at hinahanap ka.”
“What if you put my used clothes beside him when he sleeps lalo in case na meron akong out of town?”
“Sweetheart!!! Ang galing mo talaga! Oo nga, pwede yun.”
“Ouch, sweetheart. Masakit.”
“Ay sorry sweetheart, sobrang tuwa lang talaga.” Maya caressed his cheeks which she has pinched.
“So okay na?”
“Yes sweetheart. Ang galing talaga ng asawa ko. The best husband and daddy in town!” And she kissed him full on the lips to which he responded. And there goes another steamy night.
[a/n: hay pordalab..tinapos ko to..hehe..but my blue heart still rapidly beating 💙💙💙]