Without Maya, Lucas would just be Generic Love Interest #56241
The thing is, Maya and Lucas are REAL. What they have isn’t just based on some random fairytale notion, or based on appearances, and most importantly IT’S REALISTIC
He’s not just Mr. Perfect when he’s with her but that’s okay because what they have is amazing.
IT WASN’T EXPECTED
AND THAT’S WHAT’S SO AMAZING ABOUT IT