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Chapter 34

Someday Soon Chapter 34:

Maya didn't sleep much the rest of the night. Maya and Josh had gotten Riley back to the room just past midnight. They'd wrangled her into bed and bid each other goodnight. Maya had changed out of her dress and into a pair of sweatpants. She'd washed her face, brushed her teeth, tied up her hair and climbed into her bed.

But she didn't sleep. She didn't even try. Maya sat cross legged on her bed, leaning against the headboard and watched Riley sleep. Riley tossed, turned, and moaned, sleeping the restless sleep of the absurdly drunk.

Maya and Riley had been drunk before. Riley had gotten out of hand before but this felt different to Maya. Tonight she felt like she had to stay up and make sure that Riley was still breathing right. Visions of Riley choking on her own vomit kept creeping into Maya's head. Flashes of Maya going to bed and waking up to find Riley dead of an overdose kept running into her mind. But that was ridiculous. Riley couldn't OD. She hadn't done any drugs. At least none that Maya had known about. But Riley wouldn't do that would she? Maya cursed herself for not watching her closer. Maya had been caught up in her own champagne frenze.

So she stayed awake. She'd googled signs of alcohol poisoning, and poked at Riley every once and awhile to make sure she was responsive. Maya made a cup of instant coffee from the small station on top of the mini fridge and sat at a chair by the window to watch the sun rise over the golf course.

A few hours later Maya heard Riley begin to stir. She got up to her chair, walked over to Riley's bed and peered over her. Riley let out a slight groan. Riley brought up an arm to cover her eyes.

"Close the drapes" Riley pleaded in a groggy hoarse voice. Maya quickly headed back to the window and pulled the curtains closed, blocking out the early morning sun, although a small sliver still peaked through. Maya walked back to her friend and sat down beside her on the bed.

"How do you feel?" Maya asked, watching her carefully. It was probably a stupid was silent for a few seconds.

" I don't know" Riley answered, trying to clear her throat. That wasn't the answer Maya had expected.

"Are you still drunk?" Maya asked. Riley considered.

"Possibly." Riley stated. She tried to sit but but immediately recoiled back into bed, clearly hit with a wave of either nausea or dizziness.

" but not for much longer." Riley whimpered.

Maya grabbed the glass of water on the bedside table and forced it into Riley's hand.

"Drink this." Maya commanded. Riley took the glass and did her bed to get the liquid down. Her face soured as she began to drink.

"My mouth tastes awful." Riley complained handing the glass back to Maya.

" I'm not surprised." Riley leaned back into the pillows. It was silent for a while before Maya spoke again.

" I'm sorry Riles." she said with a sense of shame in her voice. Riley looked at her confused.

" you're sorry?" Riley asked in an incredulous tone.

"Yeah i shouldn't have let you go off with that guy or do more shots or.." but Riley cut her off.

" That's not fault. There was nothing you or anyone could have said to stop me. And if my booze covered memories serve me right you did try and stop me, and i think i told you to back off because you aren't my mommy so…"

"But still-" Maya tried to interject but Riley continued.

"Look i said i wanted to have a fun night, and up until the part where i couldn't see straight i did have fun. Right now-" Riley said bringing a hand to her head which had started throbbing.

"Is not so fun.

" I still feel bad." Maya said.

" Hey when i was really out of hand you stopped me."

"But"

" and besides i need to learn to stand on my own two feet. What happens next year when i'm in New Jersey, and you're not there to have my back?" Maya almost let out a laugh.

" You'll need to keep it together, because i'm really not looking to make unnecessary trips to pennsylvania." Riley rolled her eyes at her.

"What's wrong with penn?" Riley shot back. A picture of Kermit flashed through Maya's mind but she quickly shook the thought away.

" I'm a new yorker, and there no better place." Riley cracked a smile.

" I have to say you're amazingly coherent right now. I wasn't expecting that." Maya admitted. Riley shrugged her shoulders.

"Maybe i just have a really high tolerance." Riley stated, speaking as tried once again to sit up. But as she did so a sharp change came over her. Riley's face went white and a greenish tint came over her.

"Oh god." Riley muttered her stomach beginning to churn. Riley moved as quickly as she could in her current state out of bed and towards the bathroom, clearly about to be sick.

Maya felt the colour drain from her own face. She had to get out of there. Now. Maya moved double the speed that Riley had, dashing in the opposite direction towards the door to the hotel room that lead to the hallway. Maya slammed the door behind her and leaned over, her hands on her knees, breathing hard and trying to calm herself down.

"Are you alright?" A voice asked. Maya looked up to see Josh headed towards her from down the hallway, a bottle of gatorade in his hand and a plate of dry toast.

"Riley is throwing up." Maya wheezed, still trying to calm her breathing.

"And when i hear someone vomit, i want to vomit." she explained, straightening up but clutching her stomach.

" Is she that bad?" Josh inquired. Maya shrugged.

"She was fine, until she wasn't" Maya explained.

" I grabbed some toast for her. Something to soak up the alcohol. " he explained.

"She'll need it." Maya expressed, nodding her head towards the door to the room.

"Does anyone expect anything?" Maya asked, referring to the rest of the family. Josh shook his head.

" Hard to tell, but everyone else is pretty much in the same shape that she is this morning."

Maya shook her head.

" Guess it was quite the party."

Josh opened the room door and slipped inside.

"Is it all clear?" Maya asked, peering around the door to sneak a peek into the room. Josh poked his head back out.

" You might want to wait in the hallway for a while." He whispered and ducked back into the room.

….

" Put these on." Maya said, holding out a pair of sunglasses to Riley. It was nearing their 11 o'clock check out time and everyone was getting ready to meet in the lobby and head out to the airport.

Riley took the sunglasses and slide them onto her face. Riley's hair was in a messy bun and her skin still had a greyish tinge to it. She hadn't been sick in the past few hours but Riley still looked and felt like the living dead.

Maya had forced her to take a shower but that hadn't helped much. Maya just hoped that all the adults were too hungover themselves to notice that Riley was sporting a first rate hangover.

" Can you still smell it on me?" Riley asked. She had brushed her teeth several times and changed into fresh clothes but there was still an overall booze scent to Riley.

" There isn't much else we can do about that. I think there's vodka seeping out of your pores." Maya said only half jokingly.

" It was tequila." Riley corrected, causing Maya to roll her eyes.

" Alright boozer let's go." Maya commanded, taking both of their duffel bags and opening the door for Riley to walk through first. This was bound to be a fun plane ride.

….

Maya had slipped off to sleep on the short plane journey back up to New York from Georgia. Wasn't one to usually fall asleep in the middle of the day but seeing as she hadn't slept at all the night before she nodded off quickly to sleep. Maya had been sitting in the middle seat again, between Riley and Josh and while Riley nodded off on Maya's shoulder, Maya ended up accidentally leaning on Josh.

She only came to when the flight attendants came around and prepared the cabin for landing. Maya lifted her head off Josh's shoulder. Riley sat back up in her seat as well. She had left a small spot of dried saliva on Maya's sweatshirt.

"Oh god tell me i didn't drool." Maya whispered, her eyes flashing down to where her head had rested on Josh's shoulder.

" Only a little." Josh joked, causing Maya to swat at his chest.

After a painfully long cab ride they ended up back at the apartment building.

"I've got to get going." Josh said, hiking his back up higher on his shoulders.

" But i'll see you all at my graduation next week?" Josh asked the group, although his eyes lingered on Maya.

Everyone nodded or voiced words of agreement.

"See you then." Maya said, not breaking eye contact with Josh.

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