Someday Soon Chapter 31
Just a short little something today, more to come. Including the wedding :)
Maya and Riley had finally gone back to sleep after their long middle of the night talk. Riley had tried to ply more information out of Maya about Josh but she hadn't given up much. There wasn't much that Maya deemed that Riley needed to know. Maya had disclosed that yes she and Josh had been hanging out more, and that yes Maya did still have feelings for him. Maya didn't want to get into the more intricate details about what had happened between her and Josh. Maya had leaned on Josh during some of the most difficult times of her life. Doing so had brought Josh and Maya together in a way that Maya hardly understood. She had let Josh see her in her most vulnerable state, and he had been there for her. He had gone with her to confront her father.
Maya had alluded to Riley that there was something going on with Josh. Nothing serious. Nothing that anyone could truly put a label on. But something, something that could grow into something more.
Riley and Maya were awoken the following morning by a sharp wrapping on the door. Maya groaned at the loud noise, pulling the blanket tighter around her. The knocking persisted.
"Riles, door." Maya grunted, nudging Riley. Riley had fallen asleep in Maya's bed the night before after they had stayed up talking. Riley didn't answer but rather stuffed a pillow over her head and tried to ignore her.
" Riley! Door" Maya complained, pulling her legs up in bed and using her feet to push against her friends back and force her out of bed.
"Ugh" Riley moaned as she was forced out of the bed and onto the floor.
"Finnne" she grumbled, trodding over to the hotel room door and pulling it open.
Josh was standing in the hallway looking impatient.
" were you guys still in bed? You're going to be late for breakfast." Josh stated appraising Riley in her pajamas and messy bed hair.
Riley however didn't seem to care about whatever Josh had to say. She was looking her uncle up and down and then glancing back at her best friend who was still in bed. Riley looked from Maya to Josh and from Josh to Maya knowingly. Josh narrowed his eyes at his niece, not understanding the depth of Riley's intense gaze. Maya jumped up from the bed and hurried over to the door and to where Josh and Riley stood.
"We'll be right down." Maya promised. Riley still had her gaze fixed on Josh with a knowing smirk as Maya hooked her arm around her best friends and pulled her back into the room shutting the door firmly behind them.
Riley switched her gaze to Maya the smirk still smeared across her face.
" Oh shut up and get dressed." Maya said moving past Riley and trying hard not to roll her eyes.
15 minutes later Maya and Riley were slipping into their seats at the table in the hotels restaurant. The hotel put of an elaborate buffet breakfast and maya's mouth had started to water the second she stepped into the room and caught the scent of the mixture of crisp bacon and warm maple syrup.
Maya and Riley loaded their plates high with fluffy white waffles,high mountains of crispy shredded hash browns, and anything else they could get their hands on.
Maya sat down next to Josh with Riley on her other side and began shoveling food into her mouth. She hadn't eaten anything since the snacks on the plane the night before. Suddenly her hunger had caught up with her and she felt as if she could clean out the whole buffet herself.
Everyone was talking animatedly about the rehearsal dinner and the wedding while Maya ate her breakfast without without saying a word.
" Are you breathing between bites?" Josh asked taking a sip of his coffee and watching her with an amused expression. Maya rolled her eyes at him and made a face at Josh, continuing to eat.
Once she had cleared her own plates Maya began to eye up the food of those around her. She could have just put in the effort herself and gotten another plate of food from the buffet but she was far too lazy to walk all the way across the room when all she wanted was a few more bites.
Without much hesitation Maya reached over to Josh's plate and stabbed her form through one of the breakfast sausages.
"Hey!" Josh exclaimed attempting to pull the sausage off Maya's fork with his own.
" Oh like you were going to eat it anyway." Maya fired back, digging her elbow into his ribs in an attempt to get him to back off. Josh pushed right back against her and the two were engaged in a playful shoving match.
" Oh for god sakes here." Riley said skewering one of her own sausages and placing it on Maya's plate.
" Now cut it out you're making me sick." Maya stuck her tongue out at her friend but gratefully accepted the food.
" What are you doing? Why aren't you dressed? We need to be downstairs in 10 minutes!" Riley exclaimed coming out of their bathroom in a huff, trying to get her earring designed.
Maya was lounging in her bed, her nose deep in a book and her hand in a page of chocolate covered pretzels she'd gotten at the store downstairs. Maya looked up at Riley who was looking at her impatiently.
" Correction. You miss junior bridesmaid have to be downstairs in ten minutes for the rehearsal. I, unimportant insignificant wedding guest do not have to be anywhere until dinner in three hours." Maya said smugly, leaning back against the headboard and watching as Riley furrowed her brow at her and then let out a huff.
"I just don't get how a 20 minute wedding ceremony can take 3 hours to rehearse." Maya mused as Riley hurried to pull on her shoes.
" It's my grandma's only daughter's wedding. She's a little obsessed with making everything perfect." Riley explained, finally getting her shoes on and then standing up to straighten her dress.
" Are you going to be okay here by yourself?" Riley asked as she headed for the door. Maya shot her friend a look.
" Right. Not a child. Be good." Riley said as a way of farewell and shut the door behind her.
Maya had finished her book and was considering taking a mid afternoon nap when she heard a knock on the door. She rolled off the bed, assuming that Riley needed something from the room and had forgotten her room key and went to open the door. Maya glanced through the peephole and was surprised at what she saw.
Maya pulled open the door to reveal Josh standing on the other side for the second time that day.
" Why aren't you at the rehearsal ?" Maya asked as a way of greeting.
" I'm not in the bridal party." Josh said simply moving into the room without invitation.
"Yes by all means come in." Maya said jokingly affronted, watching as Josh flopped down on the bed.
" Well we've got two and a half hours to kill." Josh said leaning back on his elbows.
"We?" Maya said questioningly.
" Oh come on don't make me hang out by myself. Everyone else is running around like a bunch of crazies dealing with this wedding."
Maya shrugged her shoulders.
" Don't leave me hanging." Josh reasoned. Maya shook her head at him before coming to sit down beside him.
Josh's face broke into a smile.
" Good, because i have just the thing to pass the time."