sorry for the multiple uploads

#5 Lucaya  “Wait are you jealous?”

Sorry it took so long to upload this, and this prompt was requested multiple times. I will try and get to the rest as soon as I can, but I also want to make sure I am offering the best quality that I can. But here goes nothing.

Context: no ships have sailed yet

Riley had invited Maya, Lucas, and Farkle to their holiday meal, which had been an effective tradition since seventh grade.

Most families would never want to have friends over for Thanksgiving, seeing as it is a strictly family-oriented holiday, but Cory and Topanga valued their children’s friendships.

After the meal, Cory, Topanga, their parents, Shawn, and Auggie decided to go on one of their last autumnal walks of the season.

“Thanks for leaving us with all the dishes,” Josh called at them jokingly.

“I’ll help you with the dishes.” Maya chimed, running to the sink next to Josh.

Lucas’ eyes immediately darted towards Josh and Maya.

“We never expected those words to come out of your mouth Maya,” Riley commented.

Josh just chuckled, “Sure Maya, help me out,” he passed her a dish.

Maya grabbed it and started scrubbing it, but her eyes remained on Josh. Because of her disfocus, she dropped the plate, and it shattered on the floor.

“oh my gosh Maya, are you okay?” Josh immediately knelt down to pick up the shards, making sure they hadn’t cut her.

“ah” she murmured, biting her tongue. Blood spilled from her ankle by a small cut. “yeah, i’m ok.”

Lucas ran over, “Look Josh, I can take care of her.”

“Honestly, it’s fine Lucas. I am a little more experienced with this, you know?” Josh countered.

Maya glanced between the two; she did not expect this, but she certainly did not object to it.

“Josh, really, I think I know Maya better than you do.”

“Yeah well I’ve known Maya since she was little.”

“Since when was this a contest?”

“Since  you made it one!”

Wait a minute, are you jealous?” Maya intervened, looking at Lucas, then at Josh.

A murmur of no’s from both boys followed her question.

“Really? Because I think you are.” Riley mentioned, her face a bit confused. Her eyes drifted towards Lucas’ with concern.

“Okay, well, I’m just gonna go fix this myself, alright?” Maya’s voice cracked, she seemed a little disappointed by their responses. She hopped on one leg and wobbled over towards Riley’s room.

“Wait, Maya, at least let me help get you seated,” Lucas offered. He ran over to her, and wrapped her arm around his shoulders for support.

Josh immediately went to her other side.

“Guys, I can do this on my own. I always have and I always will. I don’t need this right now.”

“But Maya, if you’re really hurt, I need to be here for you,” Lucas protested.

“This is serious; what if you get infected?!” Josh mentioned.

“Look, if you’re just jealous of each other, please just be tough enough to admit it, okay?! I’m sick of being treated like some doll that you can tug at! If you think that you guys can keep playing with me like this, well, you’re wrong." 

Maya pulled away from them and ran into Riley’s room, leaving Josh and Lucas to realize for themselves what was really happening. They were in love with her, and they knew neither of them could help it.

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Gary Ridgway (shown left) crying after father of victim forgives him. 
Edmund Kemper (shown right) crying as he explains murdering his mother. 

I’m so sorry guys for uploading this and deleting multiple times! I decided to google the problem and the file for one of the gifs was too big so I had to edit both to match.