She dreamt of a very serene and beautiful dream. Ethan were caressing her face while she was laying beside him. His finger traced her lips lightly, so light like petal of a flower. It felt so good, she couldn't help but rewarded him with a smile.
"I love you Karina."
She wanted to say how much she loved him too but his finger was replaced by a warm and soft lips of his. So instead, she returned his kiss.
It saddened her when he ended their kiss, Then suddenly he was gone. She saw only his back and he was walking away. She called his name but she couldn't find her voice.
Emptiness filled her heart.
"Love, wake up." She heard a voice, Ethan's voice.
She obliged, opened her eyes and saw Ethan's smiling face. They were laying on their sides while they're facing each other.
"You were calling my name Love. Were you dreaming of me?" He asked her teasingly.
She closed her eyes and recited a prayer on her mind. Grateful, it was just a dream and she'd do everything to prevent it from becoming a reality. She'd never allow him to walk away from her life.
"Really I am?" She wouldn't spoil their morning by telling him of her dream.
"You don't remember?" Ethan whispered before he pulled her closer.
"U-um." She nodded smiling. "But I remembered last night."
"Good." His teasing eyes were locked on hers. "I hope you liked it."
"Sobra!" She giggled and touched his face. "Although, I think I didn't get much sleep. Inaantok pa ako Ethan."
"Did I heard it right? Nagrereklamo ka ba Love?" Ethan hand started to caress her arm. "What do you prefer? Matulog or..." He whispered to her ear the other choice.
Namula ang mga pisngi at nag-init ang pakiramdam niya ng marinig ang sinabi nito. Sinabayan iyon ng pag-haplos nito sa gilid niya pababa sa balakang niya. Hinawakan niya nag kamay nito para pigilan iyon.
"Ethan gusto kong matulog pa uli." She lied.
His whisper and touch were enough for her senses to be awaken.
"Okay sige matulog ka na muna." He kissed her forehead. "Babantayan kita habang natutulog ka, baka managinip ka na naman eh."
She closed her eyes when he kissed her. A simple kiss but meant a lot. "Huwag mo na akong bantayan. Matulog ka na lang din muna." She suggested and snuggled on his chest.
"Ayoko, baka magising na naman ako tapos wala ka sa tabi ko." Sadness flashed in his eyes.
"Saan naman ako pupunta aber?" She asked.
"Ewan ko." He hugged her tight.
They were still naked under the sheets and 'though the room was cold, they've felt the spark of heat ignited when their bodies touched.
"Hindi na po mauulit na aalis ako ng walang paalam." Sabi niya rito at gumanti siya ng mahigpit na yakap rito. Bahagya siyang bumaba kaya nakalapat ang mukha niya sa dibdib nito. "Kasi ako na ang mahal mo diba?"
"Yes love, ikaw ang mahal ko. Sorry it took me so long to realize it."
"It's okay as long as you're here now. Akin ka na ng buong buo." She said while her eyes closed. "Huwag ka ng mawawala sa akin ha. Promise me."
"Bakit naman ako mawawala sa iyo?" Bahagya siya nilayo ni Ethan at iniangat siya nito para magpantay ang kanilang mga mukha.
She shrugged her shoulder. "Natatakot ako na dahil sa sobrang saya ko ngayon baka biglang matapos agad ang kaligayahan natin. I always felt this way mula ng magpanggap ako noon bilang Katrina. Natatakot ako na baka isang araw malaman mo at iwan mo ako."
He kissed her nose. "Kahit ng malaman kong hindi ka si Katrina, hindi ko magawang lumayo sa iyo. Noon pa man mahal na kita. Ikaw ang minahal ko at hindi si Katrina. Kaya alisin mo na sa isip mo ang takot, hindi ako mawawala sa iyo. Hindi kita iiwan kahit kalian. Ikaw ang palaging nang-iiwan sa akin."
"I only did it once and you very well know why I did it. You were so bad then." She was referring to that night.
"I'm sorry Love. I myself was not very proud of what I did." Nahihiyang hinalikan uli siya ni Ethan, this time sa pisngi. "Pero nakalimutan mo na ba na iniwan mo ako sa Davao at hindi ka sumama sa akin papuntang Amerika."
"I planned to but Katrina was hospitalized. Papunta na akong airport when I received a call na naaksidente si Katrina. I cannot leave my sister behind."
"I remembered we talked about it on one of our conversations over the phone. Pero biglang hindi ka na lang sumasagot sa mga tawag ko. Bakit? Hanggang ngayon hindi ko maintindihan kung bakit pinutol mo ang communication natin?"
She sighed. "Nahirapan din ako na huwag sagutin ang mga tawag mo. For a while, I even blocked your number para hindi ako maka-receive ng tawag mula sa iyo. Naisip ko noon na tatapusin ko muna ang kasal ni Katrina. I want to make sure first na nasa mabuting kamay at magiging maligaya ang kapatid ko kay Jaime bago ako sumunod sa iyo sa States." Huminto siya sandali at saka ngumiti ng pilya. "Mahirap ding maka-tyempo na kunin ang passport ni Katrina. But never doubt na nabawasan ang pagmamahal ko sa iyo sa paghihiwalay natin. Handa akong iwan ang lahat makasama ka lang. Kahit kalimutan ang buo kong pagkatao makapiling ka lang."
"Silly!" He said before he claimed her mouth and pulled her closer.
She enjoyed the expertise of his mouth and welcomed the invasion of tongue. His one hand travelled up and down to her back while the other caressed her rib cage and slowly went up to palm her breast.
"Matutulog muna ako diba?" She asked him teasingly when their lips parted.
"Gusto mo pa bang matulog?" He murmured while he was busy kissing her neck and shoulder.
"Sana." She'd able to utter before she left out a moan.
Ethan gave her one peak one last touch before he sighed loud. "Okay if that's what you want."
He laid on his back and closed his eyes. His breathing was heavy, a sign he's a having a hard time controlling his desire for her.
She giggled and embraced him.
"Karina, please don't torture me Love. I can allow you to sleep for at least an hour but you cannot sleep like that."
"Sleep like what huh?" Panunukso niya rito. Nakayakap ang kamay at binti niya sa katawan nito.
"Love." His hand caressed the leg that was hugging him. "I cannot control myself kapag ganito ka kalapit sa akin. Hindi ka makakatulog sige ka. Usog ka na doon bilis."
Mababakas sa tinig ni Ethan ang nararamdaman.
"Sinabi ko bang gusto kong matulog?" She teased him more.
"But you said." Takang niyuko siya ni Ethan.
"Hindi mo naman ako pinatapos sa gusto kong sabihin. What I want to say was, 'Sana, sana palagi kang ganito ka-sweet sa akin, na paggising ko ang mga halik mo ang breakfast ko." Huminto siya sandali at tumingala para maibulong niya rito ang pilyang paanyaya niya rito.
"You don't need to ask me twice Love. I'm more than willing to give in to your demands." Ethan said.
In one swift motion, he rolled her beneath him and she screamed in anticipation.
"Love, huwag masyadong malakas ang tili mo ha." Ethan said while looking down at her. "Baka katukin tayo ni Nana, ayaw mo namang maistorbo tayo diba?"
"Oo ayaw!" She said before he pulled his face down and kissed him eagerly.
From this day forward, there's no room for reservations. She'd forget all her inhibitions and concentrated on pleasing him. There's no holding back, Ethan would get what he deserved a passionate and loving wife.