When Sylvana opened her eyes, akala niya ay nananaginip pa rin siya. Isang maaliwalas at magandang silid ang bumungad sa kanya. The room’s walls were decorated with light peach paint and gold details. Sa isang King sized four poster bed din siya nakahiga. A floor to ceiling window with a view of the lush green treesoutside and a scenic view of the nearby mountain greeted her when she turned to her right. Kahit parang may pumupukpok sa ulo niya, she felt safe and calm dahil sa ganda ng silid.Warm sunlight bathed her as she stretched her arms. Pagtingala niya ay nakita niya ang intricately detailed ceiling made of glass.Kaya pala parang ang liwanag at ang aliwalas ng paligid. Amoy bago ang buong silid.She closed her eyes and tried to concentrate, willing herself to wake up from that wonderful dream, of seing her bedroom fantasy.But when she opened her eyes, nandoon pa rin siya.
Napabalikwas siya ng bangon.When she stood up and realized that she’s naked, agad siyang bumalik sa kama at nagtago sa ilalim ng comforter na puti. Her chest was heaving with fear while her head throbs from hungover. She looked around and there was no one else inside the room.She slapped her face and then her head, hoping to remember kung anong nangyari sa kanya the night before.
“Stop hitting yourself.I don’t want anyone hurting my wife.Ano bang ginagawa mo?” Walang kahiya-hiyang lumabas si Santino sa banyo na nasa loob ng silid. Nakatapis lang siya ng tuwalya sa bandang ibaba. Nanuyo ang lalamunan at napalunok si Sylvana nang makita ang tanned and perfectly sculpted six pack abs at V line ng lalaki. She couldn’t help but stare at the magnificent body walking towards her. The drops of water from his wet hair that glides down his body added to her torture. She lost her focus as she shamelessly oggled him.
“Syl... it’s okay to touch too if you’re not satisfied with just staring.”
Kung noong una ay toung-tied siya, nang marinig ang hambog na komento ng lalaking kinamumuhian niya ay nabuhay ang dugo ni Sylvana.Hindi dugo ng pagnanasa kundi dugo dahil sa bugso ng galit.
“What the hell! Ang kapal ng mukha mo! Anong ginawa mo sa ’kin?” He just looked at her and smirked. Sa galit ni Syl ay kinuha nito ang unan sa likuran niya at ibinato ito kay Santi. That action made her drop the blanket that was covering her body and it was Santi’s turn to stare and drool. Ni hindi na nga nito nakuhang umilag. His eyes darkened with desire and his jaw clenched as he stared at her nakedness.
“Santino! I’m asking you!” Doon na napansin ni Syl ang tinitingnan nito kaya agad niyang tinakpan muli ang mga dibdib niya. Napansin niya ang orasan, it was past 1 pm.
“Ha? Paano naman ako sasagot? Hindi ako makapag-concentrate.” He approached her with careful steps. Si Syl naman ay nagpalinga-linga at naghahanap ng ihahampas o ibabato kay Santi.
“Walang hard objects dito...well, bukod sa ’kin. Nag-iingat na ‘ko, baka magulpi mo na naman ako.” Ilang pulgada na lang ang layo nila, mula sa gilid ng kama. Umatras si Syl kaya’t nagkaroon ng espasyo si Santi para umakyat sa tabi niya.
“Anong ginagawa ko rito?” Where am I and why am I... you know...” Napayuko siya sa katawan niyang hubad.Her face was all red, both from anger and from unexplainable feelings.
“You took advantage of me last night. Look at the ring on your finger. Ang ganda, ‘no? Bagay sa ’kin ang kapartner.”Santi flashed his hand na may singsing at dito na napansin ni Sylvana ang gold band sa sariling kamay niya. Agad niya itong hinubad at tiningnan ang loob. May naka-engrave na “My Santino”.
“Tell me you’re joking!” Hindi niya maipaliwanag ang nararamdaman niya.Kinakabahan siya na ewan. There’s something different with the way he was staring at her.
“I’m not. I have the papers to prove it. Here...” Tiningnan ni Syl ang mga papeles na ipinakita ni Santi. Marriage Contract nga na ang mismong mayor ng lugar nila ang nakapirma.
“You can’t fucking do this to me! Paano nangyari ‘to?” nanggagalaiti niyang tanong.
“Why? Ikaw nga ang nagyaya magpakasal kagabi. You practically dragged me to marry you. Dahil mahal na mahal naman kita, bakit pa ako tatanggi. Now, my lovely wife, stop being mad.What do you want for breakfast?”
“Santi, nababaliw ka na ba? Nalimutan mo na ba na hindi tayo okay?”
“Oo, Syl.Nababaliw na ‘ko. Sobrang baliw na ko sa’yo at sa kakahintay na mapatawad mo. I had the chance last night and I grabbed it.Wala nang bawian Sylvana. You’re mine. Officially mine kaya please don’t fight this.I love you. Please, mahalin mo na ako ulit.”
“I don’t believe you.Forged and papers na ‘yan.Imposibleng magpakasal tayo nang hindi ko nalalaman!At hindi ka ganoon klaseng lalaki para...Shit! Santi naman! Don’t play with me. Last chance mo na ‘to, Santino. Tell me the truth.” She was close to tears kaya’t natigilan si Santi.They were just inches apart.She was sitting on top of the bed while gripping the blanket, while he was now kneeling in front of her. He caressed her cheeks and tilted her head so their eyes would meet.
“I’ll tell you the truth, but first, may susubukan lang ako.”His stare penetrated her soul.As his thumb softly grazed her lips, kusang bumuka ito at kusa ring pumikit ang mga mata ni Sylvana.She slowly drifted under his spell when he whispered in her ears.
“I love you... Please let me kiss you.” She wanted to say no and push him away but there was something in his voice and the way that her heart beats inside her chest that made her reconsider.
Hindi alam ni Sylvana kung kaninong puso ang mas malakas ang tibok at kung sino ang nagsimula ng lahat. When their lips touched, it made her whole body tremble.Parang may kung anong kuryente na dumaloy sa buong pagkatao niya dahil sa halik ni Santino.With every stroke of his lips on hers, as he slid his tongue inside her mouth to probe and taste her, she was a goner.Kahit siguro anong gawin ni Santino ay pababayaan niya lang basta hindi lang matigil ang nakaka-high na pakiramdam na iyon. His kiss like in the past, was intoxicating.It makes her feel hot and on fire. Gaya ng mga halik ni Santi pababa ng leeg niya papunta sa mga dibdib niyang malayang niyang ibinigay.She’s lost in his passionate kisses.His hands caressed and roamed freely on her body.Hindi alam kung anong uunahing damhin at hawakan.Santi literally feasted on her body. Sa bawat parte ng katawan ni Sylvana ay walang itinira si Santino. He tasted and touched every inch like he was marking and branding her.When he kissed lower to her core, her painful grip on his hair to guide him on where to lick and nip next was like an aphrodisiac. Her moans as she climaxed made Santi more addicted in making her feel that same sensation. Kaya’t hindi niya ito tinigilan hangga’t hindi niya napapahiyaw si Sylvana. He wanted her to beg for him at hindi nga nagtagal, nakuha niya ang hinihintay niya.
“Santi... Hindi ko na kaya... I need you... now.” Iyon lang ang magic words na kailangan niya for him to gently ease himself inside her. His thrust was gentle and loving as he kissed her lips.Pero hindi sapat kay Sylvana ang ganoon. She wanted to feel more of him kaya’t ang gentle at vanilla kind of love making na gusto sana ni Santi ay naging wild and ardent.Saksi ang kuwarto na iyon sa lakas ng mga ungol nila, pag-uga ng kama, pagtama ng headboard at mga poste sa dingding para ipakita ang pagkasabik nila sa isa’t isa.They consumed their passion hanggang sa magdilim na ang paligid.
When they finally felt sated and lay cuddled in each others arms, hindi na liwanag ng araw ang hatid ng glass ceiling at windows ng silid, kundi moonlight na.Sylvana felt so tired at hindi na niya magawang idilat ang mga mata.Pero kahit pagod at medyo masakit ang maselang bahagi niya, she felt at peace.For the first time in years, pakiramdam niya unti-unti na niyang nahahanap ang nawawalang parte ng buhay niya. She pressed closer to his body.She wanted to live in that moment.Saka na lang niya iisipin ang consequences ng mga ginawa niya, for now, she wanted to feel alive and happy. Hindi na rin muna siya magtatanong.
“Syl... alas-otso na. Hindi ka ba nagugutom? I’ll cook for you kung anong gusto mo.” He was drawing imaginary circles on her back that makes her feel more aroused but she ignored it, masyado siyang antok para magpadala na naman.
“No... gusto ko lang matulog. I’m tired.” Lalo pa siyang sumiksik sa dibdib ni Santi.
“I’m not... Puwede pa bang umisa?”
“Manyak.”Napangiti si Sylvana habang natawa naman si Santino.
“Ayaw mo?” Hinawi ni Santi ang buhok niya and she just nodded her head.
“Gusto, pero mamaya na. I think I’m sore.”
“Shit.Sorry... Kiss ko, gusto mo?” His hands moved to her center and she couldn’t help but moan.
“Stop it...” Sumunod na lang si Santino kahit labag ito sa kalooban niya.
“I love you, Syl.”
“I know...” She couldn’t give an answer yet kahit na may nangyari na naman sa kanila.
“I’ll let you sleep. Magluluto lang ako.”
“Stay here until I fall asleep. Then wake me up kapag may pagkain na. Pero mas gusto kong dito ka lang sa tabi ko.”
“Yes, boss. Anything for my queen.”He kissed the top of her head. He really made her feel like a queen.
“Kaninong bahay to?” She almost forgot to ask. Masyado kasi silang busy na hindi na sila nakapag-usap. She heard him took a deep breath before responding.
“Bahay natin. This is our dream house.”
“Nananaginip ba ‘ko?”Everything seem surreal na pakiramdam ni Syl walang totoo sa lahat nang nangyari.
“Hindi. Tingnan mo, may ganito ba sa panaginip mo? Gusto pa raw niya.” Santi took her hand and placed it on his raging manhood. Sylvana giggled.
“Kainis ka. You’re insatiable.Baka hindi na ‘ko makalakad. Magkamay ka na lang muna.”
Si Santi naman ang natawa.
“You’re so cute. I love you.”
“Shut up and let me sleep.” She moved her hands to his waist and moved closer, wanting to feel more of his body on hers as he made her feel cozy and warm.
“Okay.” He said as they both drifted to sleep.