An Apology After The Fact
Prompt: Maya accidentally makes Riley and Lucas revisit the first few days of high school and the incident with ‘the hole’ that made Riley cry herself to sleep.
Word Count: 1210
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After school Riley and Lucas stand in the middle of the stairs, or as it’s more commonly reffered to, the hole. The loved up couple are waiting for their friends to finish up at their lockers so they can all walk to the bakery together.
Maya approaches with a loud ‘bleh’ as she spots the couple playing with each others fingers and staring into each others eyes.
“Peaches,” Riley greets her best friend with a tilted head as she makes her disgust known.
“Maya,” Lucas greets her with a nod and continues to be all gooey eyed at Riley.
“You two should come with a cavity warning,” Maya’s nose remains crinkled.
“Because we’re so sweet?” Riley bounces on her toes.
“Yeah, something like that,” Maya says.
“Isn’t it good though?” Riley asks as she links her free arm with Maya, “That things have worked out this way.. We’re all happy!”
“Yeah, I suppose you’re right,” Maya smiles, “I mean to think six months ago we were stuck in this hole on our first day and you cried yourself to sleep-” Maya’s eyes widen, she was just trying to make a harmless comparison but accidentally outed her friends emotional state the first week of high school in the process.
“What?” Lucas looks to Riley with hurt and confusion on his face.
“Nothing, she meant nothing,” Riley’s face burns red with embarrassment.