It was crazy how quickly things could turn between Maria and Hayden. Within a matter of minutes, their conversation could go from great, to horrible and back to great. It reflected the roller coaster the pair had been on and it was almost as if they were returning for round two. A smile curled at the corner of his lips as Maria suggested that she’d cook. “You make the best spaghetti, I swear. So that sounds good with me, to be honest.” There was no predicting how things between the pair would turn out. Up until this moment, Hayden had never imagined he’d fall for a girl who was supposed to be just a casual fuck. Yet, here he was, falling for the girl. He was breaking all his rules for her and there was no denying that she was worth it. The drive back to Hayden’s house seemed to drag on longer than usual —— Mostly due to the fact that he was eager to spend time with the girl. “I’m glad we’re doing this —— Whatever you wanna call it. I don’t know, it just feels right.” The words fell from his lips as they pulled up at his house.
The relationship between Hayden and Maria was often a bit rocky, but that never stopped the two from figuring whatever was going on; out. That’s the thing between the two of them, no matter how much they try to deny their feelings for each other — there’s no letting go. Maria would more than likely do anything for the boy who was standing by her side, he was the one person she seen a future with. “Well, I’m glad someone actually appreciates my cooking.” She said with a smirk while running her fingers through her long brunette locks. This moment the two of them were sharing, was nothing but pure and utter happiness radiating through the two of them. “I’m glad we’re doing this too, Hayden. Because no matter how many times we might try to end /this/ I’ll always want you — — and only you.” She said with a sincere smile as she felt her cheeks starting to get warm knowing she was probably blushing. “That day we ran into each other in the grocery store, I don’t regret leaving my old life behind to be here with you. Because this is the happiest I’ve been in a long time Hayden. I don’t know what we are, or what we’ll be in a year from now but all I know is that I love you and I just can’t picture my life without you in it.” She chuckled lightly as she leaned over as the car parked into the driveway and pressed her lips to his cheek. “Now, how about we get out of this car and go make ourselves some food.” She laughed lightly as she climbed out of the passenger’s side of the car — running into the house. “Last one there is a rotten egg!” She screamed loudly as she bolted toward the house trying to beat the boy inside.
The night had managed to send a whirlwind of emotions over Hayden. Everything had happened so quickly that he was still left spinning. One thing he knew for sure though, he didn’t reject a single thing he’d said. He’d meant every word that left his lips and he was determined to stand by his words. A smile curved at the corner of his lips as Maria brushed her lips over his again. His fingers lightly trailed against the small of her back subconsciously as he admired the girl in his arms. “I’m leaning more towards heading back to my place. We can do this another day, without the complications and interruptions.” He let out a light-hearted laugh as his lips lingered against her forehead for a brief moment. Hayden’s fingers intertwined with hers as he pulled back slightly, his eyes never leaving hers. “Unless you’d rather eat here?”
Everything about this night went from shit, to perfection in a matter of minutes. Sure, Maria was still a little bit upset about the situation that had just happened — but she wasn’t going to let that ruin the rest of their night. Everything that the two had shared between each other tonight, was the beginning of a new chapter in their life. They went from being just fuck buddies, to actually having something between them. Opening up to Hayden about how she felt, was probably the best thing that’s happened to Maria in a long time. No matter how many fights they get into, she knows that deep down she’s happy that it’s just a fight and not something too serious. “I’m in the mood to cook something good for you, tell me what you’d like me to make and I’ll make it.” She said with a light chuckle as she laced her fingers with his. “Let’s go home, babe.” She murmured softly as she leaned her head to the side resting her head on his shoulder as the pair started walking to the car.
"After this, you really think I’m going to be stupid enough to make the same mistake? No other girls, no flirting, nothing." For so long, those two words had become a part of his lifestyle. Different girls, flirting and charming his way out of things. Now though, his eyes were on Maria and only Maria. He was determined to make them work, whatever they might be. "Good because the last thing I want is for you to walk out again. You mean a lot to me, y’know. And I’m sorry it took me so long to realize." Hayden replied, his tone resembling Maria’s hushed tone. He pressed his lips together as she spoke, well aware of the fact that it was a promise he’d have to make and keep to Maria if he wanted them to work. He pulled her even closer towards him, his eyes remained locked on hers. The sincerity in her voice tugged at the strings of his heart. The commitment Maria had towards Hayden was never clouded by the actions fulfilled by Hayden. The sandy-haired boy nodded his head slightly. “I promise.” The words fell from his lips in a hushed tone before he pressed his lips to hers once again.
Maria couldn’t help but let a smile linger on her lips, everything about this night felt like she was forced on a roller coaster for the night. In the beginning, it felt like they were going up — only to soon be crashing down and then making their way back up again. Closing her eyes for a minute, she was taking in everything that the boy was saying to her right now. “I promise Hayden, I’m not walking out unless you tell me to go.” She said with a soft sigh as she wrapped her arms around his neck and pecked his lips. “So, should we make our way back into the restaurant or would you rather go back to your place and I can make us something to eat?” She said with a chuckle as she rested her forehead against his.
There was no denying the fact that there was a constant spark between Hayden and Maria with just the slightest contact. To have their fingers interlaced with one another after the conversation and words that had just been exchanged almost felt reassuring. After everything they’d been through, it was clear now that the pair were determined not to lose the other. Hayden had finally come to realize just how important Maria was in his life. As her words echoed through his ears, Hayden couldn’t help but allow a smile to curve at the corner of his lips. “Selfish or not, I wouldn’t want to have you any other way.” His fingers traced over her cheek bone gently as his eyes remained locked with hers. “Promise me you won’t walk away again, yeah? No matter how hard things get between us and how many times either of us fuck up, just promise me you won’t walk away. It’s happened once before, and I sure as hell don’t want to lose you again.”
Maria nodded her head, in agreement. “No matter how many girls you flirt with, I’ll try my best not to run away next time.” She said with a light chuckle as she rested her forehead against his grabbing onto his hands and intertwining their fingers. “No matter how many mistakes we both make, I know that I won’t ever leave you.. because you mean way too much to me to just end things without a good solid reason as to why.” She murmured gently, inching her face closer to his. “But you have to promise me something..” She said softly, looking into his eyes as she bit down on her lip. “You have to promise me that you won’t let the feelings you might have for me — scare you from taking a chance on being with me. I know we’re not something right now but I know that we’re not nothing.” She admitted, as she rested her hands on either side of his face.