maybe you’ll find her (can you feel the tension on the wire)
title: maybe you’ll find her (can you feel the tension on the wire)
pairing: maya hart/lucas friar
word count: 5824
summary: It’s a simple progression, of feelings and relationships and things she’s not quite sure of, but Riley’s noticed. Acknowledgment of the developments between her two best friends turns out to be harder than she thought.
Growing up, most everyone she met who knew her family had at least one thing in common: they were utterly obsessed with the relationship her parents had. She can’t blame them—she’s spent more time with them than she has anyone (aside from Maya, maybe)—but it’s grating how much people will gush over them. While she may have worked out most of her insecurities, she still has to force a smile and a quick bob of the head when someone mentions them.
It doesn’t help that she’s resigned herself to never having a relationship that’s equal to them, ever since she noticed her thing with Lucas fading. Even if there remains a solitary butterfly that sometimes flutters in her stomach whenever he smiles at her, it doesn’t happen as often as it used to. Instead, to see his overwhelming grin she has to glance over her shoulder to her left.