The Maze Runner Imagines
song I listened to while writing: If I’m Lucky by State Champs
“I’m just trying to find my place in this world, and I know it’s not so right to feel this way about a girl but if you stay or if you go I’m right there with you”
Word count: 1816
Warnings: almost smut?
The dark of the room was soon filled with a flashing red light and a blaring siren, I huddled into the corner screaming for help, my palms sweaty, tears falling from my eyes, my voice cracking against my dry throat. I was in a box, moving up, and moving fast, it didn’t look like it was going to stop, like I might be crushed like a bug against the roof that was quickly approaching. I squeezed my eyes shut and held myself tight as I waited for impact, but all of a sudden the box came to a screeching halt causing me to hit my head against the wall knocking me unconscious.
“She’s the first girl, and I know we don’t remember much from where we were before the maze, but she is off limits” Alby announced to the council room full of teenage boys, “come on Alby, she was a babe” Gally smirked “if anyone tries anything they’ll spend 2 nights in the slammer” he threatened. Newt stood quietly in the corner watching everyone, he knew he had to obey Alby’s orders but he couldn’t help but feel like he knew this girl before.
“Newt! Come on, Minho and Ben are gonna eat all the food before we even get there” I shouted at the sleeping blonde, pulling on his arm “alright, I’m up” he groaned rolling out of bed, I waited outside his hut while he got dressed then we walked to the kitchen. “Morning y/n, Newt” Minho smirked at us, “morning Minho” I said suspiciously then turned to walk away, but not before I saw Ben wink at Newt, I grabbed a tray and waited in line “what was that about?” I asked Newt, scooping eggs onto my plate. “What?” he asked cautiously “with Minho and Ben” I said “you guys have been acting strange” I pointed out “oh uh no, it’s just Ben and Minho being um, Ben and Minho” he laughed nervously “um okay” I shrugged it off. Once we got our food we sat at the table across from Ben and Minho “so y/n, got a crush on anyone?” Minho asked, both Newt and I choking on our food “what? no” I said clearing my throat, “liar” Ben mumbled “why do you ask?” I said taking a sip of water “because-” Minho started “because Ben likes you” Newt interrupted, Ben raised an eyebrow at Newt then awkwardly smiled at me. I cleared my throat, “um Ben, I’m flattered but uh you’re not my type” I said “I knew some other lucky guy had your heart” he smiled, “so y/n what is your type?” Minho asked “why are you guys acting so weird?” I asked hesitantly “were just asking, why are you acting so weird?” Ben said, I looked over to Newt who’s been pretty quiet throughout all of this “I’m going to the gardens, I’ll see you guys later” I said getting up. I grabbed a basket and began picking the fresh fruits and vegetables “hey y/n sorry about earlier, I don’t know why they were acting like that” Newt apologized. “It’s fine” I shrugged turning away, they were acting different and I didn’t like it, I know Alby made a rule that I was off limits but I think they know I like Newt, and I know Ben liking me was a lie. The ground shook and the sirens blared pulling me out of my own thoughts, the noises reminded me of me coming up in the box, everyone surround the box waiting for it to open, when it did Gally jumped down “day one greenie” he said to the sweating brunette,
I watched as the boy made a run for it out of the group “looks like we got ourselves a runner!” Zart laughed, the boy soon tripped over his own feet, rolling multiple times in the grass “or not” I mumbled. The rest of the day went by just like any other day greenies come up, once it got dark Gally arrived with a jug of his special drink and put it in the middle of the glade, Alby and Newt built a bonfire and Chuck, Ben and I helped Frypan bring the snacks over while greenie sat on the logs still taking it all in. I sat next to him and watched Newt build the fire, lighting up his face, the shadows of the flames dancing on his body, “so how’s your first day been?” I asked “confusing” he mumbled “don’t worry, you’ll get used to it” I reassured him “but what is this place?” he asked “and why are their walls, why don’t I remember my name?” he continued “the Glade, keeps the Grievers out and no one remembers their name when they first get here” I told him, “hey guys” Newt said sitting down next to us “I’m gonna get some drinks,” I said awkwardly. I liked Newt but every time we had Greenie night I drank too much and embarrassed myself, “Minho” I shouted catching the runner’s attention, I ran over to him “hey y/n what’s up” he asked making room for me to sit down “so I need you to do me a favour” I said, he raised his eyebrow “I like Newt” I said, he over dramatically gasped “what, wow, I had no idea” he said sarcastically “is it that obvious?” I asked “not to him” he muttered “what?” I asked “never mind, what do you need?” he asked “I always get drunk and do something really stupid and embarrass myself in front of him” I said, “so you want me to make sure you don’t do anything stupid?” he asked, I nodded shyly, he smiled “what are best friends for?” I rolled my eyes at him.
Gally’s drink was quite addicting and since he only made it once a month I always helped myself to plenty of it, I was starting to feel tipsy but kept drinking anyways, I danced in the light of the fire but soon stopped myself when I noticed Newt and, I think he said his name was Thomas, sitting on the edge. I ran over trying not to spill my drink while doing so “what’s up party poopers!” I yelled “y/n how many drinks have you had?” Newt asked trying to take my glass out of my hand “hey get your own” I said swatting his hand away. Thomas stifled a laugh while he watched Newt try and take the glass from drunk me who refused to let it go, “Newt! No, bad boy” I said hitting him on the head. He smiled reluctantly “see you can’t stay mad at me!” I teased poking his button nose “no I can’t” he said avoiding eye contact “Newty look me in the eeeyyyeees” I slurred. He laughed and looked up “they’re so pretty” I whispered, my hand resting on his cheek he smiled shyly “you’re pretty” he mumbled “I like you Newt” I admitted “you’re drunk y/n” he stated, taking a step back. “Newt listen to me” I demanded stepping closer “you don’t know what you’re saying” he mumbled “I may be drunk but I still know how I feel about you” I exclaimed not realizing how much I would regret this in the morning. “I like you too y/n” he admitted, I smiled, but it soon disappeared when I realized he wasn’t. “What’s wrong?” I asked “come with me” he whispered, grabbing my hand, we walked towards the deadheads so we were far from the partying Gladers.
“It’s not right to feel this way, not here, you know Alby’s rule” he reminded me “screw Alby’s rule, besides he doesn’t need to know” I shouted “shhhh!” he hissed covering my mouth with his hand “sorry” I whispered giggling “y/n you don’t understand, I’ll get 2 nights in the slammer and you’ll have Alby watching over you all the time” he urged. I rolled my eyes at his cautiousness “live a little” I smirked pressing my lips against his, at first he didn’t move, staying there in shock, then began to relax kissing back his hands resting on my waist pulling me closer, my fingers ran through his hair, tugging lightly “y/n” he groaned. I smiled against his lips and started leaving open-mouth kisses down his jawline “we’re gonna get in so much trouble” he breathed “do you want me to stop” I whispered against his neck, he shook his head no, his hands travelled up my shirt, I gasped feeling his cold hands on my back “sorry” he mumbled against me, his tongue slipped into my mouth, exploring every inch of it, we readjusted and I was now on my back, laying on the forest floor, Newt held his body above me, my fingers tracing his toned stomach “you’re so beautiful” he moaned as my hand went to his waistband, he moved closer kissing down my neck leaving a love bite on my collar bone, “Newt” I moaned. A branch snapped, Newt and I both snapped our heads in the direction of the noise “so um, does this count as stupid?” Minho asked awkwardly “no, now go away” I ordered grabbing Newts shirt collar “be safe” Minho called walking back to camp “now where were we?” Newt smirked closing the space between us again.
The next morning, I woke up with a pounding head ache and absolutely no memory of what happened the night before. I reluctantly got out of bed and threw on pants and a sweater and made my way to the kitchen, I grabbed some toast and a glass of milk and walked over to my usual table “good morning y/n” Minho smirked “shut up” I snapped “so how was your night?” he asked shooting a glance at Newt, my eyes went wide “Minho” I hissed “you said you would stop me from doing anything stupid” I whispered “hey you told me to go away” he defended “oh god” I mumbled resting my head in his hands. “Apparently that’s what you were moaning last night” Ben laughed “no” I said looking at Newt “I’m so sorry, oh my god I’m so embarrassed” I said turning red “it’s okay love, I enjoyed it as much as you did” he whispered the last part into my ear making me blush even harder. “Oh great, maybe we should tell Alby, that way we don’t have to see this chick flick” Ben muttered to Minho, I rolled my eyes at them scooting closer to Newt, he rested his hand on my thigh while we ate. After breakfast we walked to the gardens, Newt dug holes while I dropped the seeds in and covered them “do you think we’ll ever get out of here?” I asked him staring at the maze doors “whatever happens, whether we stay or go, I’m with you” he smiled.