I have like the vaguest memory of you mentioning, somewhere, that after making out with Maria after a hunt Gehrman went to ridiculous lengths to avoid talking to her. so I'll see that and raise you this for your mental-visualizing pleasure if you haven't had the image yet: Maria goes looking for Gehrman in his studio, only to have Ludwig answer the door while, in the background, our boy leaps out the window, Scott Pilgrim-style. Ludwig has no excuse. Maria's just really disappointed.
That would totally happen and I even think that Daisy mentioned something like that at some point XD
In fact, Maria had to TRICK Gehrman into thinking he was alone in the Workshop and then sneak behind him as he was all absorbed in his work. The poor man almost had a heart attack. (u kinda deserved that, Gehrm :P)
Daisy’s story opens with Ludwig coming back from Yharnam (he wasn’t a student of Gehrman anymore at that point and was already training his own group of hunters) to escort his former colleagues into town to celebrate one of the -many- Yharnamite holidays Daisy and I made up to give some color to the lifestyle of the citizens. Ludwig asks Gehrman to join them but he’s a goddamn workaholic and so he politely declines the offer. Maria pretends to go to town with the others but then turns back and sneaks in the Workshop from the back entrance :P
And to say that she’s disappointed by the fact that Gehrman ignored her for so long is an understatement. She was quite furious! She doesn’t get why Gehrman is making such a fuss about that one kiss and is genuinely surprised to find out that his concerns are all about “dishonoring” her.