okay listen up amnesia au where maya loses her long-term memories because she was an idiot and did parkour where she wasn’t supposed to and it’s not permanent because her brain was just in shock (don’t quote me on this i may be a bio student but i don’t know shit) and they’ll come back in due time
so like imagine maya lying in her hospital bed all drugged up and happy and a little goofy honestly and riley walks in, eyes all red-rimmed and watery and she’s only here this late because visitation hours didn’t start until eleven and anyway maya’s smiling at this pretty girl who’s here to visit her and riley takes her hand she just stares down at it in amazement and goes “nice ring, who’s the lucky guy?” and riley just looks at her
she gets discharged after a day or two and the kind doctor says a little rest and relaxation will go a long way, her memories will slowly come back, a week and a half at max to wait, so riley takes maya back to her apartment and cory and topanga are sitting at the kitchen table and cory asks “how’s your girlfriend” and riley just looks at him with sad eyes and maya, bless her, turns around as if there’s someone behind her because she doesn’t know cory is referring to her and topanga sees and comes up and brings her to the table and asks if she would like some food and maya says yes please and topanga laughs and says at least she’s politer like this
they go to topanga’s later, because riley thinks maya could use the fresh air, and they’re walking and maya’s footsteps are so light, she hasn’t stopped smiling and she’s making jokes and the way she looks at riley hasn’t changed, blue eyes full of adoration and riley can’t help but think that this maya, who doesn’t remember her father leaving, doesn’t remember that she blamed herself for more than a decade for that, doesn’t think she’s not worth anything good in the world, this maya is so much more carefree, a thousand times happier, even though riley had never thought maya was unhappy before
maya without the weight of the world, unfairly carried on her shoulders, is happy, so much so that riley almost doesn’t want her to remember
Mom listen, I haven’t been together with Topanga for 22 years, but we have been together for 16. Ok, it’s a lot longer than most couples have been together. I mean when we were born, you told me that we used to take walks in our strollers together around the block. When we were 2, we were best friends. I mean, I knew everything about this girl. I knew her favorite color, I knew her favorite food. Then we got to be 6 and Eric made fun of me because it wasn’t cool to have a best friend who was a girl or even know a girl. So for the next 7 years I threw dirt at her. I like to call those’ the lost years.’ And then when I was 13, mom, she put me up against the locker and she kissed me. I mean, she gave me my first kiss. She taught me how to dance. She was always talking about these crazy things and I never understood a word she said. All I understood was that she was the girl I sat up every night thinking about. When I’m with her I feel happy to be alive, like I can do anything, even talk to you like this. So that’s what I think love is, mom…when I’m better because she’s here.
i just want Riley to go the subway station and find a guy who casually brings up his boyfriend or a girl who casually brings up her girlfriend and then just walks away, and then later Riley will probably ask Cory, Topanga, and then Maya because she never knew that was a choice… like, please, is that too much to ask?!?!