AU/Almost Missed a Good Thing: Chapter 15!
Riley and Lucas suck when it comes to matters of the heart. See what happens when these two romantics fight their way through, misunderstandings, heartaches and learn that sometimes the person who’s seen you through it all is that good thing you’d been searching for all along!
Word Count: 1,473
December in New York City was beautiful. Reds and Greens swirled around the streets as bundled up passersbys clung to each other for warmth. It was a sight straight out of a Romcom. Usually, this would bring a smile to Hannah’s face, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it as she glared at the headline on her phone.
“Morning, babe.” Lucas said as he leaned in for a kiss. She mindlessly pecked him and continued to read. “Everything alright?”
“Yeah why?” She asked, still lost in the article about Noah Wilder and his latest mystery girl that scarily resembled Riley.
“Your forehead only creases like that when your upset.”
Her head shot up. “WHAT?! NO IT DOESN’T!”
“Yes, it does!” He laughed as he made his way back over to her. “What is it this time? Some celebrity wear one of your dresses wrong or something?”
clicked off the screen and nervously giggled as he took a seat next to her. “YEAH!
He shook his head. She was a rising young designer with the attitude of 20-year vet.
“So, I totally forgot to ask you this last night, but why was Riley at the Gala?”
His jaw tightened as he poked at his cereal. “Noah Wilder.”
She began to choke.
“BABE!” Lucas shouted as he firmly patted her back. “You okay?!”
“YEAH!” She coughed. “Sorry!”
He quickly retrieved a water from the fridge for her.
“Thank you.” She wheezed.
“I know, I was pretty shocked too.” He said as he sat back down.
“How’d they meet?”
His jaw tightened again. “I don’t know, I don’t care and I don’t like it.” He vigorously shoved a spoon full of semi-soggy Kix into his mouth. He always got this way when Riley dated some guy, a tiny fact Hannah had completely forgotten about. She slowly stood up and made her way into their bedroom. When the door was securely shut she pulled out her phone.
“Come one.” She mumbled. “Pick up.”