MC x Chris having family over at their apartment. Thank you for your fantastic writings!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for the prompt, Nonny! I had planned to write something light and silly with this prompt, but then I got this ask from @keltic-moon and I ended up writing this drama-filled but hopefully…hopeful fic. I hope you like it! This is set during senior year for Chris and MC (Maggie).
Chris is pacing…again. The apartment isn’t that big and with Chris’s broad frame, it’s more than a little noticeable when he moves around this much.
Without looking away from the potatoes she’s mashing, Maggie calls over her shoulder, “Babe, you’re doing it again.”
“Sorry,” Chris says distractedly as he continues pacing. Maggie sets down the masher and turns to watch him. His brow is furrowed and she can see him worrying absentmindedly at his lower lip. His hands are tucked in his pockets, his shoulders hunched. Maggie’s heart aches seeing him like this.
Walking up behind her boyfriend, she hugs his waist, resting her hands flat on his stomach.
“it’s going to be fine,” she murmurs as she lays her head on his back.
“Is it? It doesn’t feel fine,” Chris’s voice rumbles against Maggie’s ear and she sighs. In nearly 4 years together, Maggie has never seen him like this. Even when he presided over his first student council meeting or played his first game as starting QB, he wasn’t this nervous. But Maggie supposes that’s to be expected. After all, it’s not every day your long-lost dad resurfaces just in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
“I know this is hard for you, Chris, but I honestly do think you’re doing the right thing inviting everyone here.”
Chris turns in Maggie’s arms and looks down at her. She smiles tenderly up at him, cupping his cheek in her palm. He leans into her hand and closes his eyes.
“It’s the first time we’ve been together as a family since AJ was a baby,” he says. “I just don’t know how to do this, Maggie.” His voice cracks as he speaks.