‘Riley honey.’ She heard someone whisper and she stirred slightly moving to the other side of the bed. The voice groaned and followed her but Riley rolled back over. After 20 seconds of this game she heard a huff and was almost catapulted off the mattress from the force bouncing so close to her.
Signing heavily she opened her eyes and was met with strangled face of her best friend. Maya snapped her fingers in front of Riley’s face to keep her eyes open and smiled when it worked.
Unhappily Riley stood up from her bed in her apartment and grabbed her night gown before walking out into her small living room. Maya followed in suit and plopped down on the couch turning on the tv while Riley pulled out the cereal.
'Lucas told me you didn’t go to work.’ Maya called to Riley who was in the makeshift kitchen of the small studio apartment. It was 2 bed and 1 and a half bath but the square footage was not very large. Riley didn’t mind though considering it was just her and Lucas in there last year of college, they didn’t need much room.
'Yeah I figured that’s why you were here.’ Riley droned pouring the milk in the bowl and slumping over to the couch. She sat down next to Maya and focused her attention to the cartoon on tv.
'You know this sickness hasn’t gone away for a while. Maybe you should head to a doctor, I mean finals are soon and you’ve got to go to work at demolition at some point.’ Maya lectured and Riley became exasperated with her friends constant nagging.
'Maya Penelope hart I will go back to work soon. I’ve just been feeling so sick and tired lately. I mean I vomited three times this morning alone.’ Riley prattled feeling the nausea in her stomach still very prominent. Before Maya could even reply Riley was darting off to the toilet once again. She did her business and in five minutes was back in the living room next to Maya again.
'Look maybe you need to get out a little bit. We can go to that bakery downstairs and have a little walk. There’s toilets and stuff all along there if you need to puke.’ Maya suggested and Riley was hesitant but didn’t know how much longer she could actually stay in her apartment. She nodded lightly and Maya bopped up and down before pushing Riley into her room to get changed.
Riley stripped down to her bra and underwear and had to double take at the mirror, she had seemingly gained weight when she had barely been eating, let alone keeping it down. Brushing it off to illusion she put a flowy dress and tights paired with a leather jacket.
She bounced out of her bedroom and grabbed her keys before walking out the door.
Riley and Maya arrived at the bakery and sat at the window the morning sun hitting the faces and bringing warmness to their cheeks.
'So how are you and Josh.’ Riley asked munching on her croissant.
'Good. I’ve had my period for like a week and a half now though, how annoying.’ Maya grimaced and Riley nodded her head up and down. She thought back to when she had had an experience like that and then thought back to when she had her period at all. The idea came to her head and instantly Riley started choking on her croissant.
Maya was baffled by her friends behaviour and gave her some water and instructed her to breathe normally. Once she was back to normal Maya found the opportunity to ask her what the hell she was doing.
'Riley what was that.’ Maya asked and Riley’s eyes widened. She didn’t want to make it real, Lucas would hate her.
'Maya I just thought of something.’ Riley whispered and Maya ushered for her to go on.
'I think I might be pregnant.’ She whispered but it was so low Maya couldn’t hear the last word.
'What?’ She asked and Riley repeated it lowly again.
'What?’ Maya asked still confused.
'Pregnant.’ Riley blurted rather loudly and got a few stares from people in the shop. Maya’s mouth turned into an o shape and her eyes widened in surprise.
'We have to find out!’ Maya yelled and Riley buried her face in her hair.
'What if I don’t want to know.’ Riley sassed and Maya pulled her up out of her seat and dragged her across to the drugstore. She trudged in and walked to back aisle picking up 4 pregnancy tests. Maya marched up to the counter, payed and then walked outside with the bag in hand.
'How could this happen.’ Riley mumbled while they walked back to her apartment, Riley then thought back to the week she stopped taking her pill because she didn’t want her period for the water park. She hit her hand to her forehead and continued to walk down the street.
Once they reached the apartment Maya shoved Riley into the bathroom. Riley did as instructed and peed on all three of the sticks before placing them on the counter. Maya knocked and walked in and sat beside the brunette on the bathroom floor.
'Maya what am I gonna do. Lucas is trying to start a vet business. This isn’t the right time.’ Riley cried into Maya’s shoulder. Maya rubbed her back and hushed the little brunette.
'Riles everything will be fine. Huckleberry loves you more than anything. He will be so happy about this I promise.’ Maya reassured and Riley couldn’t help but smile, he would be such a good father she thought. The timer buzzed startlingly the two and Maya promised she would be In the living room.
Riley hesitantly walked over to the counter and with a deep breathe she opened her eyes and looked down at the test. She was met with all positive signs and tears welled up in her eyes. She placed the tests down, shut the door and darted out into the living room.
'Maya I am- I’m-’ she started but noticed that it wasn’t Maya on the couch but none other than her boyfriend.
'Ummm.’ She awkwardly mumbled fumbling with her fingers. Lucas stood up seeing her teary eyed and walked over to her. He pulled Riley into his embrace and Riley happily accepted the comfort. She cried into his shoulder and Lucas picked her up and pulled her over to the couch. She continued to hug him her legs wrapped around his waist. Lucas let her cry for a few minutes but couldn’t wait any longer without asking her what’s wrong.
'Riley baby, what is it ?’ He asked his fingers under her chin making her look at him. She looked down in shame and tried to hold down the sniffles.
'I can’t tell you- you’ll be mad and angry. I didn’t mean it. ’ she cried and Lucas shushed her pulling her into his shoulder.
'Riley Maya texted me and said you had news. What’s the news.’ He asked not really understanding anything at all, was she moving away , was she cheating on him , didn’t she love him anymore.
'Lucas you have to be open minded ok.’ Riley mumbled and Lucas nodded.
'I’m pregnant.’ She blurted and Lucas couldn’t hide the shock from his face. He stared at the beautiful brunette for a long moment before picking her up and spinning her around.
'Yayyyyyyyy.’ He yelled and placed her down on the couch kissing her cheeks, lips and stomach. She giggled and wrapped her arms around him and pulling him in for a long kiss.
'You aren’t mad?’ She asked and he shook his head.
<b>Lucas:</b> (quietly talking to Farkle) How could you tell her?!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> I had to! We're getting married! Couples can't keep secrets from one another!<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Well, I guess Riley should know about Atlantic city!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> DU-UUUDE!!<p/><b>Maya:</b> What happened in Atlantic city?<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Farkle and I are in a bar...<p/><b>Farkle:</b> Did you not hear me say "DU-UUUDE"?!<p/><b>Lucas:</b> ...and this girl is making eyes at him. After a while he goes over to her, and a minute later I see them kissing. Now you're thinking "Farkle's not the type of guy who just goes to bars and makes out with girls!" And you're right, he's not the type of guy who just goes to bars and makes out with girls! (Widen his eyes).<p/><b>Maya:</b> You kissed a guy?!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> In my defense, it was dark and he was a very pretty guy!<p/><b>Lucas:</b> I laughed so hard...<p/><b>Farkle:</b> ...that we had to throw out your underwear again?<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Whatever, dude! You kissed a guy!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> In college, Lucas used to wear leg warmers.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Farkle entered a Vanilla Ice look-alike contest and won!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> Lucas came in fourth and cried!<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Hey! I welled up!<p/><b></b> (Riley is laughing hard).<p/><b>Lucas:</b> You find that funny? Maybe Farkle should know some of your secrets!<p/><b>Riley:</b> I already told him everything! You shush!<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Once, Riley was sent to her room without dinner, so she ate the macaroni off a jewelry box she made!<p/><b>Riley:</b> Lucas used to stay home every Saturday night to watch Cuddle Bunnies.<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Riley couldn't tell time till she was 13!<p/><b>Riley:</b> It's hard for some people!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> Of course it is! (Secretly backs off and mouths 'whoa').<p/><b>Riley:</b> Farkle once wore my underwear to work!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> HEY!!<p/><b>Riley:</b> I'm sorry. I couldn't think of any more for Lucas!<p/><b>Lucas:</b> In college, Farkle got drunk and slept with the lady who cleaned our dorm!<p/><b>Farkle:</b> That was you!<p/><b>Lucas:</b> Whatever, dude! You kissed a guy!<p/></p>
It had been a long day. Maya had stayed at the school finishing her art piece until seven at night, then had to go home and do all of her homework for the night. As much as she used to avoid it in her younger years, Maya was determined to get into a school with a good art program, meaning she needed to keep her grades up. Somewhere between biology and history homework, she must have fallen asleep. It was only when a piercing cry sounded through her room that she woke up.
“I can’t do it anymore,” a very tired looking Lucas exclaimed, placing the baby next to Maya’s head on her desk. “He won’t stop crying and I’ve tried everything. I rocked him, I fed him, I burped him, I even changed his diaper twice! I have tried everything that I know how to do and this damn baby will not shut up!”
Maya sat up very confused and groggy. She tried to wipe the sleep out of her eyes so that she could see Lucas clearly, but she was exhausted. “Could you really not deal with this on your own? What time is it?”
He shook his head and began pacing her room to try to calm himself down. “Its three in the fucking morning Maya! He has been crying since midnight and he just won’t stop! And no, I could not deal with this on my own, okay because this project effects both of our grades and you stuck him with me for the day but I can’t handle a baby and baseball and school alright? It’s too much!”
“Calm down,” she muttered to herself more than him. She picked up the doll off of her desk and held it to her chest, rubbing his back. “Listen, I had stuff to do today too, okay? If I didn’t get that art project done today I might have lost any shot at a scholarship I have! Couldn’t you have just gotten your mom to help with the baby instead of trucking over to my place at three in the morning to wake me up? How did you even get in here anyways?”
He pointed to the window. “Don’t worry, I locked it behind me. And anyways, you heard Mrs. Richardson, we aren’t allowed to have our parents help us! She gave us these dumb bracelets and everything.” Maya got up to look at her window, but Lucas scoffed. “You’re lucky it was only me that crawled into your bedroom and not some creep.”
“Who says you aren’t a creep?” Maya glared at him. “If I didn’t know any better Lucas, I would say you care-”
Lucas shushed her and held his finger up to his lips. “Shh.”
“What? You don’t want to admit that you care about me? Come on-”
He covered her mouth with his hand. Well, more like he covered her entire face because his hands were fricken huge. “Shut up. Do you hear that?”
Maya shook her head and licked his hand, causing him to draw it away from her mouth. He looked at her in disgust and she smiled triumphantly. “I don’t hear anything.”
“Exactly!” His face lit up and he sighed in relief as he wiped her spit off of his hand. “The damn baby finally shut up!”
Maya lifted the baby off of her shoulder and realized that the creepy doll’s eyes were closed. “Huh, would you look at that? Looks like the sound of mommy and daddy fighting knocked him right out!”
Lucas sat down at Maya’s desk and stretched, causing his shirt to ride up a bit. Maya found herself glance quickly, but looked away just as fast, feeling her face turn a bit red. He yawned loudly as Maya began to try to create a make do crib for the baby. She gathered a bunch of blankets together and a small pillow from her bed and set the baby inside of the little cocoon on her dresser. Lucas began to look through her papers and noticed that her history homework had a tiny wet spot on it.
“I don’t think Mr. Matthews is going to appreciate a drool spot on your essay about the beginning of democracy.”
She whipped her head around and saw him smirking at her. She grabbed the paper out of his hand and saw that there was indeed a tiny drool mark. “It’s not my fault that history is so boring!”
He laughed and stood up from her desk. “Hey, you’re exhausted, I get it.”
She turned away from him and tried to find something, anything really, to busy herself with. “Yeah, so what?”
She felt his hands on her shoulders as he began to massage them. She tensed up and her breath got caught in her throat. “Relax,” he laughed softly as he continued to try to relieve some of the knots in her neck. For some reason, she did relax and she felt some of the stress leave her as he worked her muscles to release some of the pressure that she felt. She leaned her head to the side and breathed deeply, her nostrils being flooded with Lucas’s worn off cologne. “I didn’t mean what I said earlier, you know.”
Her brow wrinkled and she turned around to face him. “What did you say?”
He reached to scratch the back of his neck, a habit he had picked up whenever he was slightly uncomfortable. “I just mean I know that your art is really important. Me missing one practice would not effect my future nearly as much as not finishing that piece would have effected yours. I know how much getting an art scholarship means to you and I’m sorry for snapping at you earlier.”
She felt her cheeks grow hot and reached up to wrap her arms around his neck in a tight hug. “It’s okay, Huckleberry,” she murmured into his shirt. She pulled away and smiled up at him. “I know you didn’t mean it. Besides, if you had, I would’ve kicked your ass instead of just stomping on your foot.”
He chuckled softly. “Thanks for that, by the way.”
She turned away from him and began picking out her pajamas for the night. “Are you staying the night?”
“If you don’t mind. I don’t feel like walking all the way home.”
She nodded and reached into the bottom drawer of her dresser; his drawer. It wasn’t like he stayed over all the time, it was just that there had been plenty of nights that the two spent up late working on projects. Enough that he had earned his own drawer at her house. Maya would have had a drawer at his house too, but honestly she usually just borrowed his clothes. She tossed him a pair of sweatpants and grabbed herself one of his T-shirts along with a pair of her shorts. He began pulling out the trundle bed as she began heading to the bathroom to change. When she came back he was already situated in his bed.
“Hey, why do you think the baby really stopped crying?” She asked as she put her hair into a ponytail and climbed into her bed.
“Dunno,” he hummed. “Maybe he just wanted his mom.”
Maya smiled to herself, knowing that Lucas couldn’t see her. What she didn’t know was that it wasn’t just the baby that had been missing her.
I hate how in that one virgin radio interview when Michael says that Luke was always scared during PE because he had to change in front of everyone and Luke says he was shy because he was a ‘chubby kid’ and how he was embarrassed and then he was like “i still am chubby” and i’m just like no Lucas shush
5 times Riley has her head in Lucas’s lap and the one time Lucas does it
don’t know what this really is…but I just wrote it
Riley liked to think she was
lucky that she didn’t suffer from many headaches., but when she did she felt
the full affect. She was currently lying in her bed having come home from
school, with the blinds shut tight. She felt like 500 elephants were walking across
her head. She had her eyes closed so she didn’t see the door open or shut
quietly, not wanting to disturb Riley. Riley only noticed that someone was in
her room when she felt her bed dip, and her body being slowly lifted.
‘Wha…what are you doing?” she
mumbled and she felt her head being placed on someone’s lap and felt cool
fingers press slightly on her temples, easing some of the pressure.
“Shush, just relax Riles.”
“Yes, school finished so I came
straight over and brought some food for later. But now I would like you close your
eyes and rest, I will stay right here until you feel better.”
Riley smiled as he shifted her
slightly on the lap already feeling better by the presence of him.
Single Dads & Their Mini-Versions -- a 5SOS Preference
DESCRIPTION: As a kindergarten teacher, you always have parents around after school hours to talk about their child’s problems, behaviors or achievements. But what you didn’t know that some of them, are just like their child but an older and cheekier versions of them. // MASTERLIST //
hope you guys like this! my first smut is coming soon, so you better tune in for that :-) (and it might be cute, and with luke, or calum, maybe ashton, perhaps michael – ya never know!!)
*still hasn’t yet proofread, sorry for the mistakes you’ll encounter.