Someday Soon @brookhacker
Chapter 66

SS 66

Hi! Sorry for the little hiatus. I was pretty consistent there for a minute but life happens and motivation and inspiration fades. I still have lots I want to do with the story but getting there can be hard sometimes! Anyway, here we are. Let's get going. This chapter is a touch of a filler but hey what's a girl to do?

The rest of July and most of August rushed by before Maya could even notice. She spent a few days a week spending a few hours at the cafe, spent long lazy afternoons lounging on lawn chairs on the apartment roof with Riley, trying to relax despite the sound of the traffic below. Towards the end of July Shawn had taken Maya on a week long trip to Seattle, and driven down the Oregon coast. Despite having grown up with the Atlantic ocean within spitting distance Maya was amazed at how different it felt to be at the pacific. The west coast felt like a whole different world to her, and she had had a moment of doubt wondering if she had made the wrong decision in staying in New York. But when she thought of the city, and Riley, and Josh, and she looked up at Shawn beside her she knew she had made the right choice.

The art workshop Maya had been saving for took up a lot of her time in August. Despite all the work that Maya had done in order to pay for the classes herself, Shawn had flat out demanded to pay for it. Maya had tried to protest but Shawn was adamant that she save her money for something else. She came home each day for a few weeks with her jeans and arms splattered with paint but had almost never felt so happy. She missed spending so much time in a studio and hoped that she'd get more of a chance in the future.

Between her classes and continued shifts at the cafe Maya was often exhausted, but she spent almost all of her free waking moments with her friends. It was hard to think about the fact that the three of them were going in different directions that coming September. Riley to Philadelphia, Farkle to Princeton in New Jersey, and Maya still there just where she always was. They had spent almost their whole lives together, other friends had joined their group but the three of them had been the beginning and they would be the end. So much would be different once they all started school in the Fall, sure they would still talk and text and visit each other on the weekends but it would never be the same as if was before. Maya was comforted by the fact that she wouldn't be completely alone that fall. At least she would have Josh to lean on for comfort and company.

They didn't spend as much time together for the summer as either one of them would was still working full time with the school board despite classes not being in session and Maya was so wrapped up in art and her job and her friends that sometimes a week would pass without them seeing each other. They still texted and talked on the phone, and occasionally Josh would stop into the cafe before work when Maya was on shift. Sometimes Maya worried that she and Josh were going to drift apart. Once school started they were likely to have almost as little time as they did now. But then they would have a free evening together and they would spend the night sitting on the crappy couch in his cramped apartment and Maya would find herself so content and comfortable that her worries would fade into the background.

While Maya was grateful to get to spend so much time with her best friends she often find it slightly difficult. Maya tried to contain her exasperation as the two moaned about their newfound loneliness over bowls of handmade ice creams at one of the shops down the street. Maya wanted to be sympathetic to her friends but there was only so much one person could take of two people reminiscing about how happy they used to be.

Maya tried her best to enjoy the time she had left with her friends but there was always the nagging thought in the back of her mind that their time together was quickly coming to a close. Her life would look so different in only a few weeks. There were times when she would look at Riley across the table while they sat together drinking coffee or picking away at a pizza they were sharing and Maya would have to hold back her tears. She wasn't really saying goodbye to her best friend, they would see each other on the occasional weekend and at holidays but not sleepinging under the same roof as Riley every night made her feel sad and unsettled.

Maya tried to put on the facade that she was excited about what was to come but that was mostly for Shawn and Riley's benefit. Riley excited about starting her classes and moving to Philadelphia but she knew that she worried about Maya and being apart. Maya kept up a positive mood around her best friend, not wanting her to feel more guilty than she already did about choosing Penn. Then there was Shawn who was so excited for Maya. Getting into Hudson was a big deal and definitely nothing to scoff at. Shawn about how well she was doing and wanted her to have the full college experience, even insisting that Maya stay in the dorms so she could have a sense of independence and the whole social experience.

Maya had been surprised when Shawn suggested she apply for a dorm, afterall their apartment was only a 35 minute train ride from the school and Maya hadn't thought that the expense would be worth it. But Shawn had brushed her money worries off. Maya knew that there had been a payout from the life insurance policy her grandmother had taken out on Katy years ago that named Maya as the beneficiary, but she had no idea what the amount was. Shawn handled all the finances and Maya had never wanted to ask. Shawn told her that if she wanted to try out living in the dorms she should do so, but that her room was still her room and he would be more than happy to have her around at all times, regardless of if she got a dorm or not.

So Shawn had taken her shopping for a comforter set for her dorm, and a mini fridge, pillows, and storage containers. He talked animatedly about how much fun he had had during his time at university and how excited he was for her to have the same experience. Maya didn't want to dampen his mood so she did her best to match his energy, hoping that if she played along long enough she would start to feel truly excited about the coming school year.

Josh was the only person who truly knew how nervous she was. She didn't feel any guilt admitting her true emotions to him the way she would while talking to Shawn or Riley. Josh listened to her while she talked over the phone expressing her nervousness, and her slight excitement and her was a good listener and he confided in her how nervous he had been when he had first started university herself.

Two weeks before the start of the school year Josh had come over to Maya and Shawn's apartment and sat with Maya while she waited for her roommate assignment to come in. Riley had been assigned her roommate at the end of July, a plucky strawberry blonde girl from Georgia named Bonnie. They'd been emailing back and forth ever since and Maya had had to pretend not to be jealous about the idea of Riley getting a new best friend, if only in Philadelphia

Maya had filled out the roommate survey, answering such questions like

What was her major? She'd answered Undecided, which Shawn and assured her was a very popular answer for an incoming freshman.

Are you neat or messy? Maya had answered somewhere in between.

Do you stay up late or get up early? Stay up late.

Do you shower in the morning or at night? Mostly at night.

Study habits: Did the room need to be quiet or could there be music on.

Did she like to go out or did she prefer to stay in on the weekend. The questions and answers went on and on and since submitting her profile Maya had been waiting for her match up, hoping that she'd at least get along with the girl she'd be sharing a bedroom with for the next 9 or 10 months.

When the email with her roommate assignment came in Maya had almost been too nervous to open in. She had called Josh and he had come right over to her apartment after work, bringing a box of pizza with him. He'd placed it on the coffee table in front of them as he sat down on the couch beside Maya as she pulled up her email and clicked the link to see her roommates profile.

The girl who appeared on her screen looked nice enough, not that she could tell much from a photo. She had a oval face and big brown eyes that were almost too big for her face but not quite. She had olive skin and big dark curly hair. Her preferences seemed to match up with Maya's decently and Maya hoped that that would be enough for them to get long for the next few months. She was a chemistry major and from Indiana. Her name was Sasha .

"There she is." Maya said matter of factly, placing the laptop on the coffee table in front of them and reaching for a piece of pizza. Josh reached for his own piece, and passed Maya a napkin while Hudson twinned around their ankles, looking for a way to jump up on the couch between them and nose his way into a piece of pizza.

"That's it? You're not going to email her?" Josh inquired, Maya rolled her eyes at him.

" Not right away. I don't want to look desperate." Maya explained as if it was obvious. Maya took another bite of her pizza and swallowed before she spoke again, reaching to pull the laptop towards her once more.

" We can however stalk her online to determine if she's a literal psycho or not." she joked pulling up her facebook and typing the girls name into the search bar.

"Oh is that how that works?" Josh asked in amusement.

"Yeah and i've got to tell you, you're online presence makes you come off like a huger serial killer." Maya joked, nudging him with her elbow. Josh shook his head at her and watched over her shoulder and Maya clicked through her new roommates social media profiles. After only a few minutes Maya went silent and her face fell.

"What are you thinking about?" Josh asked softly, watching her face carefully.

"What if it's awful? What if we hate each other and I can't even stand to be in the room with her. What then?"

" She isn't going to hate you, it's impossible, but if you can't get along you could always put in a request for a room transfer and it's not like your room here isn't waiting for you if you need an escape, plus.." Josh continued, tightening his arm around her shoulder

" I promise to let you crash on my couch, rent free." Maya smirked, raising her eyebrows at him.

"The couch?" she teased, bumping her hip against his own. He didn't say anything, just smirked down at her.

"Swear?" Maya asked, lifting up her pinky to him. Josh wrapped his own finger around her own.

"Swear."

Okay there we are. That's it for today. Tell me what you think/ what you're feeling should go down in the future. Thank you for all your support! 3.

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