Imagine Riley getting amnesia, the type that affects most of your memories, but even thought Maya keeps telling her she's her best friend, she keeps thinking they're lovers by the way Maya acts around her and the few memories she still remembers... Just... Imagine.
OH my GOD.
I mean first of all, Riley losing her memories makes me kind of sad. Like this could easily be an angsty AU, but I’m seeing this as being a super temporary amnesia, because the AU is better if it’s just cute. Let me do a list thing because I don’t know how else to get all of my thoughts out on this.
Okay so first of all I’m placing them in high school so it’s easier
So when Riley first wakes up in the hospital, naturally, the first thing she sees is Maya, who is sitting by her bedside, holding Riley’s hand with both of hers. She’s clearly fighting to stay awake, but when she sees Riley’s eyes open she sits upright and grips her hand tighter. She’s looking at Riley just like she always does - like Riley is the sun and the stars and her entire world.
Maya, for her part, has been sitting by Riley’s bedside for hours now. Topanga tried to get her to leave and eat something, but Maya wasn’t having it. She wanted to be there when her girl woke up. She was almost asleep when Riley opened her eyes.
Riley tries to kiss Maya at least three times tbh I mean wouldn’t you?
“Who are you?” “I’m Maya.” “Are you my girlfriend?” “No, pumpkin. I’m your best friend.” “No, I think you’re my girlfriend. You do love me, don’t you?” “Of course I do!” “I think I love you too.”
LOOK obviously Maya’s in love with Riley she’s always been in love with Riley so when Riley says that, Maya’s breath just catches in her throat and she just stares at Riley for a moment, and then Riley smiles like the sun and squeezes her hand
Every few minutes or so Riley spaces out again, losing her short term memories as well, so she asks Maya who she is over and over again
“How you doing, honey?” “Who…who are you?” “I’m Maya. Peaches. Your best friend, your best bad influence.” “Oh. Why are you looking at me like that?” “Like what, pumpkin?” “Like I’m…like I’m everything.” “I guess it’s because you are…everything.” “Oh.” (Riley tries to kiss maya then, and maya’s like no honey no)
“Riles, we aren’t together. Not like that. You don’t want to kiss me.” “How can you be sure?” “You’ve lost all your memories. I’m not going to kiss you. You don’t know what you want.” “Yes I do. I want you.”
Maya assumes Riley’s just delusional and doesn’t know what she’s doing. But still, her heart jumps in her chest every time Riley calls her her girlfriend.
(Riley’s heartbeat monitor registers some odd jumps now and then, too. It really spikes when Maya leans closer and gently brushes her hair out of her face and runs her fingertips down Riley’s jaw. Maya assumes its just an inconsistency.)
Maya assumes Riley’s just delusional. She’s wrong, though. Really, Riley’s just lost all her filters and is utterly enchanted with the small, beautiful girl sitting at her bedside and calling her ‘pumpkin’ and holding her hand like it means something.
“You’re pretty.” “Not as pretty as you, pumpkin.” “I like you.” “I like you more.” “Who are you?” “I’m yours, Riles.” “I like the sound of that. Is it true?” “Yeah. It is.”
no shit, no shit, no shit roxy this is basic fucking homestuck. you never EVER turn your back on the body.
that’s what i’ve been saying about this timeline for a while actually
actually no, you know what? two timelines now of you REFUSING to do your quest rose. i think this is fate’s way of FORCING you to reconsider your life and your choices, AND TO DO YOUR FUCKING QUEST ROSE.