Lucas and Maya getting into another conflict
Maya once again refusing to argue with Lucas
Lucas finally demanding to know whY SHE WON’t TALK TO HIM ABOUT IT: “I don’t get it. You pick fights with me all the time. Remember Ranger Rick? Huckleberry, Bucky McBoingboing?”
“But that wasn’t real. I never thought you cared when I called you all that stuff. Until the other day, it never escalated into anything.”
Maya telling him that her parents used to fight a lot before her dad left and that she doesn’t want to fight with anyone in her life unless she trusts them enough to stick around once the fighting’s over
Lucas being struck speechless by this
for a second
just picking the BIGGEST FIGHT EVER WiTH MAya over what’s going on until she starts yelling at him and he starts yelling back
until there’s nothing left to say.
Them staring at each other in silence, breathing heavy
Maya looking over him carefully, an almost scared look in her eyes. taking a breath. “Are you gonna leave now?”
Lucas staring at her for a beat, surprised, or maybe sad. a look of resolve settling over his features. “I’m not going anywhere.”
The most relieved smile spreading across Maya’s face. Her nodding. Voice cracked.
“Well, alright then, Ranger Rick.”