Girl Meets Awkward Moment
A Joshaya Fanfic
Story by: @hoffkk
Requested by: Anonymous
Prompt: Could you plz plz plz write a one shot where Maya is wearing Josh’s shirt or something and it’s completely innocent but The adults see it and they think that Maya and Josh slept together and coz of this they both are embarrassed and blushing.
Maya Hart walked into the Intro to Art classroom, feeling both nervous and excited. When her art teacher, Mr. Jackson, mentioned that some local universities were reserving spots in some of their entry level classes for high school juniors as part of a special program to promote post-secondary education, she jumped at the opportunity. A couple different schools offered art classes, but of course Maya picked New York University. Not just because a certain someone was a junior there, but because NYU was a great school for studying art and where she planned on applying next year. Luckily, the art teacher at the university liked the piece she submitted and picked her right back. It was like it was meant to be.
Maya glanced around the room that smelled like paint and clay and watched other students file in. They seemed to be picking seats at random and sitting down, so Maya shrugged and sat down in front of the nearest wooden easel in the middle of the room. She smiled as she traced her hand along the oak edges of the easel and smoothed out the large white canvas staring back at her, then Maya began to reorganize the paints that sat along the easel’s ledge, undoing the ROYGBIV color palate it was preset in. She was moving the yellow to the far end when a voice interrupted her.
“Maya?” Questioned an all too familiar voice.
Despite the familiarity of the voice, Maya was still shocked to hear it. Obviously, she knew he went to this university, but she never thought she’d actually see him, especially in Intro to Art. So, turning her head in surprise, she simply and automatically repeated his sentiment.
“Josh?” She queried then added, “What are you doing here?”
He gave her one of his boyish grins then replied, “It’s my university. What are you doing here?”
“I asked you first.” Maya retorted cheekily as she crossed her arms over her chest.
“I have to take a certain number of art credits to graduate. I’m not much of an artist, but I already took Intro to Music, and this sounded less painful than Intro to Theatre.” Josh explained, half-serious, half-joking.
“So, basically, you picked the lesser of two evils.” Maya responded.
“Pretty much.” Josh nodded, putting his hands inside his jean pockets. "Your turn. How did you wind up in this class?“
Maya quickly told him all about the program that her art teacher recommended and how she was accepted. Josh couldn’t help but smile at how she beamed with pride and talked with such enthusiasm.
"Well, congratulations. I’m really happy for you.” Josh answered truthfully.
Maya smiled back, but before she could respond, the teacher burst through the door. She was a tall, skinny woman with short, gray hair that poofed out from her purple headband. The professor, who had to at least be in her sixties, called out to the class, “Sorry, I’m late! Please, take your seats, take your seats.”
Maya noticed the professor was wearing jeans and combat boots with her purple blouse. She smirked, immediately liking the woman. Maya couldn’t wait to learn from her. Unfortunately, her smile didn’t last long after hearing the chirp of another female voice.
“Hey, Josh, over here!” Called a pretty brunette from two rows up. Her hair was long, straight and absolutely perfect just like her outfit, which consisted of a sweater and mini-skirt. Maya thought the skirt was a weird choice for January, but it looked cute nonetheless, and the pale pink of her sweater looked great against her mocha colored skin tone. "I saved you a seat.“ She finished, patting the stool beside her.
Maya suddenly felt deflated. She was officially jealous of mystery girl’s style, beauty, and access to Joshua Matthews. By the way she was talking to him, they clearly knew each other. Who knew how many classes they had had together before or even had together now or maybe… maybe they knew each other outside of class. Ugh… that was something Maya really didn’t want to think about. She wasn’t stupid, Maya new that he probably hung out with college girls, that there were tons of them that paid him lots of attention. She just hated being reminded of that fact, and now Maya got to be reminded of it every Thursday for two whole hours.