Someday Soon @brookhacker
Chapter 81

SSC 81

Maya had never appreciated just how comfortable her bed at home was until she had spent 3 months sleeping on the lumpy twin sized dorm mattress. Each morning that she woke up with enough space to stretch out and hudson sleeping by her feet made the day that much sweeter. Even with Riley crashed out in her room most nights leading up to christmas, Maya had more space than she'd had in months.

The first night that Riley arrived back in the city she and Maya had stayed up almost the whole night, sitting up talking. While they had seen each other only a few weeks ago at thanksgiving, but this felt different. They were both giddy with the excitement and relief of being done their first semester of college.

Maya had been hesitant at first to tell Riley the other reasons for her heightened good. On one hand, Riley was her best friend, the one person in the world that she should be able to tell everything. The person she wanted to tell all her secrets to. On the other hand, how did Maya just casually bring up that she'd just had sex with a member of her best friends immediate family?

Like " Hey Riles! How was the drive from Pennsylvania? Oh by the way I just got back from losing my virginity to your hot uncle. Should we order pizza?"

It wasn't as if Riley had already assumed that she and Josh had been having sex for a while. She had thought it earlier in the summer and Maya had had to correct her. It shouldn't have felt like a big deal to tell RIley the truth.

Yet as they sat on Maya's bed across from one another, Maya felt the words get caught in her throat, but it wasn't a secret she could contain.

Maya remembered Riley's first time with Lucas. Maya had known when it was going to happen. She and Riley had talked about it, trying to decide when would be the right time, where would be the right place. How it should be. She remembered Riley climbing into her window early the next morning after coming home and confessing the events of the night. Riley hadn't been embarrassed to share with Maya anything about her most vulnerable moments.

Eventually over the course of the night of Maya and Riley talking, Maya came clean about what had happened. Her cheeks had pulsed read the whole time, staring down at her hands folded in her lap.

Riley had just smirked knowingly at her and laughed, making some dumb comment about it being a long time coming.

They hadn't lingered on the topic for long. Maya knew that it must be at least slightly awkward for Riley to talk about Josh in that way. She didn't push it. She was happy that they could speak about it but she didn't need to have a whole conversation revolving around the subject.

Riley and Maya spent almost all their waking hours together over the next few days, christmas shopping around the city, eating pastries and drinking coffee in the cafe downstairs, and decorating cookies with Auggie and Ava in the Matthews apartment.

Maya had spent the better part of one afternoon dragging Riley from shop to shop trying to find the right gift for Josh. He wasn't exactly a material person. He didn't have a whole lot of stuff. Last year she had given him a joke t shirt she'd found in a junk shop that she'd known would make him laugh. But last year had been different. They had only been friends then. So much had changed in the past few months.

" I mean what's the point?" Riley asked as she and Maya riffled through baskets of roughed up old records in a small hole in the wall shop not far from the Hudson campus.

"You've already given him your most precious gift." Riley jokes, referring to the secret Maya had shared with her only a few nights earlier. Maya swatted at her with her hand.

" Don't you sound like an after school special. What? Was that what your mom called it when she gave you the talk about the birds and the bees?" Maya joked back.

" I hardly remember what she said because it was so hard to hear her over the sound of the dad humming loudly with his fingers in his ears outside the door."

" You know I think I would have prefered that to Shawn's attempt at a sex talk a few months ago."

Riley, who had just taken a gulp of her now luke warm latte, almost spit the mouthful of her drink all over the table in front of her.

"I would have loved to have been there for that" Riley sputtered, wiping her mouth with the back of her hand.

"You wouldn't. Trust me." Maya answered, feeling her cheeks go scarlett at the memory.

"Well then can't you just buy him a mug or something? We've been at this for hours and we've got nothing to show for it." Riley complained. Riley was more than ready to head back to her apartment and watch made for tv christmas movies while lounging on the couch and eating obnoxious amounts of take out chinese food.

" Do you remember the first christmas after you started dating the boy and you drug me across the city for 3 days trying to find the perfect gift and then ended up ordering his present on amazon? You owe me." Maya reminded.

She hadn't been sure if she should bring up Lucas or not. Maya knew that Riles and the Ranger were on decent terms but she didn't want to bring it up in case it made Riley upset. The holidays were a difficult time to be alone.

But mention of her old boyfriend didn't seem to bother Riley at all. She merely shrugged, considering.

"Fine. You've got me on that one." Riley admitted, picking up a record before promptly dropping it back into the bin.

"But I don't think we're going to find anything in this place. Can't we take a bagel break and brainstorm?" Riley asked, a slight plead in her voice.

Maya conceded, her own stomach was beginning to growl slightly anyway.

"Maybe the cream cheese will clear your head." Riley suggested, reaching out to take Maya's hand and lead her out of the shop.

….

"This would never happen in real life." Josh commented for what seemed like the millionth time. Maya and Josh were tucked away in Josh's apartment. Josh was lounging across the couch, his hand in a bowl of caramel corn.

Maya was sitting on the floor, her back leaning against the couch. She'd pushed the coffee table out of the way to have room to spread out the wrapping paper and gifts around her.

The tv was playing a hallmark christmas movie about a real estate developers son falling in love with the local hotel owners daughter and them working together to save the historic building from being turned into a luxury resort.

"You're such a cynic. Besides, it's a christmas movie. It isn't supposed to be realistic." Maya replied, pulling the box that contained Josh's gift to Cory towards her, and cutting off the correct amount of wrapping papers dotted with tiny christmas trees and red bows.

"And a condition of me wrapping your presents for you, was that I got to pick the movie. So no complaining." Maya reminded, gesturing at him with a coil of ribbon she had just curled.

Josh rolled his eyes at her.

" I noticed there's nothing here addressed to me." Maya pointed out, teasing him.

" I'm not going to make you wrap your own christmas gift."

Maya smirked.

"So I should expect it in a gift bag then?" Maya teased once again. Josh poked the back of her neck with his bare foot in retaliation.

"Jesus." Maya muttered, recoling.

"You're feet are freezing!" she exclaimed, leaning away from him.

"Come warm me up then." Josh promoted, reaching out his hand and wrapping it around Maya's arm, pulling her backwards towards him. Maya went willingly. Climbing onto the couch and on top of Josh.

Josh brushed the hair out of Maya's face and behind her ear before he leaned up to kiss her. His hands moved up around her waist as her's rested on his shoulders. Josh wasn't sure how long they stayed like that, but when they broke away and glanced at the clock they saw that it was nearly 6:30 and Maya should have left a few minutes ago if she wanted to be on time for dinner.

"You better get going." Josh stated, jerking his head in the direction of the clock on the tv stand, drawing Maya's attention to it. Maya signed, before shaking her head and leaning back down as if to kiss Josh again.

"I'll just skip it" she muttered before attempting to kiss him again. Josh shifted his head away so her lips caught the side of his cheek instead of his mouth.

"Oh no you won't. You dad and Uncle will be waiting for you and i'm still try to stay in Shawns good graces." Shawn sat up, causing Maya, who was on top of him, to be forced into a sitting position as well.

Maya rolled her eyes. She was meeting her Uncle Jack for the first time and she knew that Shawn was a little nervous about it. Shawn and Jack had a complicated relationship and Maya knew she couldn't leave her father out to dry.

Maya let her head fall back in exasperation.

" Fine" she conceded, glancing over at the clock on more time.

"But five more minutes." she bargained, wrapping her fingers into Josh's hair and pulling his face back to hers.

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