your arms around me, and i’m home
pairing: riley matthews & lucas friar
word count: 2,034
prompt: “day six: hugging - just let the kids hug gosh dang it”
written for: rucas fanfic week 2017
summary: because home isn’t always four walls and a roof, sometimes it’s two arms that keep you warm and a heart that loves you.
notes: this has been a scene that has been stuck in my head for literal months now and i finally sat down and wrote it and honestly?? i’m so pleased with the results. this actually takes place in my sign of the times fic universe, during riley and lucas’ senior year of college, so it’s almost a preview of the future of sorts, but oh well. this is very fluffy and heartwarming and i’m really proud of it. please enjoy!
“Hey, what did your mom want?”
Lucas didn’t respond right away, and Riley looked up from the cereal she had been eating. She smiled when she saw Lucas standing in the doorway, a nervous look on his face. They had been woken up that morning by Lucas’ phone ringing, his mom telling him that he needed to get over there. She hadn’t offered much of an explanation, but Riley had still been half asleep when Lucas slipped out the door.
Truthfully, she still wasn’t fully awake as he was coming back through the front door twenty minutes later.