“What’s the answer for number twenty-two?”
“Hmm. Its equals four.”
“I suck at math so bad.” Max grumbled erasing her work on her paper. There were about four different marks on her paper. “I don’t know how you get this.”
Kate glanced up from her spot on the floor notebook in front of her “I don’t know how I get it either, really. It’s like reading. It just…happens.”
“The only thing that happens for me is photography and…and writing?”
“Is that answer or a question?” Kate teased a small laugh leaving her.
Max sighed trying to hide her blush from the girl in front of her. It was the end of their last semester and they had study guide after study guide to get to. Exams were coming left and right Max wondered if she would be able to handle it all. Then a small hidden smile fell on her lips with her eyes drifting back to the blonde. Sometimes she wondered why she worried so much.
She had Kate Marsh with her.
It had started simple like with all other things she guessed. She had come into class, thoughts covering her mind and she plopped into her seat. She didn’t even remember the lesson that day because she was so spaced out. The who had brought her back was a worried Kate and Max then told her that she needed at least a C on her exam to pass the class a B.
They had kept on talking all the way to their dorms. Max still remembers how she asked Kate for tea and wondered how she got that chopped up sentence out. It hadn’t helped when she realized Kate gave her a certain look when she did that. Now months later she gets even more embarrassed when the blonde throws her that specific little twitch of the brow and small smirk.
There were a lot of things people didn’t know about Kate Beverly Marsh. She woke up early because if she stayed in bed she would never get up. Playing the violin helped calm her down when she felt a little too angry. She drank tea because it helped her fall asleep and she got into the habit of drinking it normally. She drew random little skits about anything and everything.
“Max? Oh your spacing out again aren’t you?”
Max turned to state at Kate brow scrunched “What space?”
“Mhm. That’s what I thought.” Kate stated shaking her head. “I have to go its late. We’ll do this again? Tomorrow?”
Max beamed nodding her head yes as she helped pick up everything. She couldn’t help but laugh when she realized how organized Kate was. That earned her a confused look but she could only shrug as her answer. She gave Kate her bag and walked her to the door. She leaned in for a hug, holding Kate close and placed her lips on Kate. Relishing in the soft taste of tea and macaroons.
“See you tomorrow.” Max softly replied closing the door when her mind caught up with what she had just done.
She swung the door open with her eyes wide. She blinked a few times her fingers tracing her lips. When she glanced up Kate was looking at her with a face she had never seen before. Max started to panic because she had just undoubtedly did three things at once.
Admitted that she like Kate.
Kissed her as confirmation.
Invaded every line she swore to never do.
“I-I am…so so sorry Kate. I don’t even know…I didn’t mean to. I swear I respect you too much to ever… I’m sorry.” Max stuttered out getting almost blue in the face. Kate was just looking at her and tears sprang to Max’s eyes. It was ruined it was all ruined. She didn’t know how to explain this. “I can leave you alone, okay? I won’t bother you. I promise I didn’t do it purposely-”
“Maxine?” Kate whispered staring hard at the girl in front of her.
Max shut her jaw so quick there was a snap “Y-Yes?”
With three small rushes Max felt two soft hands cup her cheeks. Her mind was reeling that she stiffened in the touch. It took a soft thumb caressing her cheek for her to relax again. Max shut her eyes tight willing away the tears. She had screwed up so bad and Kate was too nice. Of course the blonde wouldn’t slap her or yell at her. That wasn’t Kate and she didn’t know what to do.
“Open you eyes, Max.”
“I hurt you.”
“Open your eyes.”
Max shook her head “You trusted me…I-I broke that trust.”
Max willed her eyes to open and she gasped because Kate was crying. She went to pull away but Kate just pulled her even closer. So much so that there noses were brushing against each other. Max let a few tears fall because she was feeling so many things at once. She had no idea where this was going.
“Why would you ever think leaving me would be what I want?” Kate asked softly her brown eyes looking intently at Max. “You’re wrong Max. So, so wrong.”
Kate shook her head “Yes. You worry too much with me.”
“I’m so sorry-”
Kate pulled Max even closer “Max?”
And a blush formed all over Kate’s face and she averted eyes for a moment. Then she didn’t wait as she pulled Max those last few centimeters. Their breaths hitched as there lips met for a few seconds before pulling away. There were tears down both their faces and Kate started to count freckles. Those blue eyes just swirling and Max was just so stunned.
“We’re gonna be okay, Max.” Kate admitted
“W-We?” Max blurted out.
A big smile spread on Kate’s face as she looked at Max “Yeah, we.”
And so that’s how they spent the rest of the night in Max’s room. Wondering how they had fallen so completely that it brushed by them.
They came to the same conclusion.
Sometimes? Well, sometimes things just happen.
I am dork because I love these dorks. Gosh. The fluff.
Marshfield first kiss! For the anon who asked.
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