Author: ButZayaKissed PM
Maya and Cam come from two completely different social circles and worlds. Will they be able to work out the kinks in their relationship to find that it may not be easy, but it'll be worth it? CAMAYA- T for now, maybe M in later chapters.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Campbell S. & Maya M. - Chapters: 12 - Words: 19,331 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 09-23-12 - Published: 08-14-12 - id: 8429131
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Thanks for all the reviews and support! :)
This chapter is a mix between super-adorable and super-sad/ emotional. I rate this chapter F for the feels you may get while reading it. I got feels while writing it… :p There may be another update on this chapter within the weekend, depending. I haven't decided yet. The plot-line for the next few chapters has been screaming at me all week to write it. Hahah. Anyways, enjoy the chapter!
Maya received a text message the next morning that made her smile widely.
Cam: Last night was amazing! :) I love you :)
Maya chuckled at his text and blushed slightly.
Maya: I know...wow ;) I love you, too.
She responded to his text happily. Their three month was coming up soon, and she couldn't be more excited.
Cam grinned at Maya's response. He then glanced up at his wall to his look at his favorite picture; the film-reel him and Maya had taken in the photo-booth that one time at the movies, around three months ago. Cam hoped she remembered that their three month was just around the corner.
If you told him three months ago that he would be dating the most beautiful, supportive, and talented girl in school, he would've laughed. He didn't know how he gotten so lucky. All he knew was that he was.
Things were finally starting to look up. Cam was going to therapy sessions two times a week and he already felt like they were helping.
It had been two weeks since the party happened. Maya and him were attached at the hip for the first week. The week after, however, things went downhill….
Cam became so stressed out with hockey, and school. As the Ice-Hounds progressed to the championships, the other teams became harder and harder to beat. The reporters now bombarded him after EVERY game. Practices were now longer and more difficult. He often found himself alone, and crying in the locker-room by after games.
Cam had the urge to cut but he knew he couldn't, and that it wouldn't help him feel any better. He was able to shake away all temptation from that by thinking about Maya; his compassionate girlfriend.
Cam's grades were mediocre and his strong relationship with Maya started to disappear before his eyes. Sure, she was still loving and amazing, but he barely had enough time for school anymore, let alone her. He hadn't devoted enough time to her and there was nothing he could do to fix it.
Their anniversary had come quicker than expected. Thursday morning, Maya waited at her locker for Cam to show up, but to no avail. He had been off all week….distant, rather. Despite his distance, though, he always managed to meet her at her locker in the mornings. Something had to be extremely wrong for him not to show up...right?
Instead, Maya went to go find him at his locker. She was incredibly curious as to where he was, and why he didn't show up. Maya hoped her boyfriend was okay and just lost track of time, or something.
She walked towards his locker and heard Cam mumbling as he angrily searched through his locker for a history book.
Maya could tell today would definitely not be a good day to sneak up on him. He would freak out.
"Cam...I've been looking for you." Maya said with a shy smile.
He sighed after he had finally found his history book and placed it in his bag.
"Oh…. Hi Maya." Cam said with little excitement, his usual smile was nowhere to be found. He gave her a peck on the cheek that displayed no emotion.
"Do you know what today is?" Maya asked with a wide grin.
"Uhm..I don't know..Do you have an audition or something?" Cam guessed, unsure.
He was so tired and frustrated lately that he could barely keep track of what day it was. To add to his frustration, he hadn't even had enough time to go see his therapist within the past week.
He had only four hours of sleep last night, and possibly even less than that for the past few nights before last. The coach kept the team at the rink till midnight, then Cam went straight home to do his homework, which took around three hours. He slept from 3-7am.
"Cam…" Maya muttered sadly. She looked and felt like she was about to cry.
"What..?" Cam answered nonchalantly, confused as to why his girlfriend was randomly upset.
What did he forget..? Was it a birthday, a whisper-hug gig? His mind turned blank. He couldn't even remember his full name right now.
"It's our three month, anniversary….You told me a few weeks ago you were already planning something special.." Maya glanced at the floor, finding it much easier to look at than Cam. She let a silent tear fall from her eye.
Cam's heart-broke and he awoke from his moody, half-asleep state, as soon as he saw a tear fall from her eye.
"Shit….I totally forgot. I'm so sorry. I've been so stressed with school and hockey lately." He apologized, sincerely. Cam couldn't believe he had forgotten all about their anniversary.
"We haven't had a full-conversation in over a week Cam, besides hi and how are you…." Maya's face continued to fall along with tears from her eyes.
"I know, Maya and I'm extremely sorry. I'm more sorry than the board game sorry…." He tried to lighten the mood with a joke but it was too late for that.
"Do you not love me anymore..?" Maya asked, dejectedly. She was fearful for her "boyfriend's" answer.
"What?!" Cam exclaimed in sorrowful disbelief at what his girlfriend was asking him.
"Of course I do. I love you more than anything, Maya. You're my everything…You know that, don't you?" The hockey player described how much she truly meant to him.
Maya just shook her head, telling her answer through one simple movement of the head, as she continued to cry.
"Come here, My.." He summoned her to move closer.
She slowly obliged, unsure of what his next move would be.
Cam pulled her in for a tight-hug. He held onto Maya with all his might as she cried into his sweater. Cam placed soft kisses on the top of her head.
"Good going Cam…." He thought to himself, sarcastically.
"I love you so much, M. I'm so sorry I made you feel that way. It'll never happen again…" Cam assured her, sweetly.
Maya managed to calm down after a minute of being in Cam's arms. Cam provided Maya with a sudden warmth and support whenever she was in his arms.
They pulled away.
"I love you too, Cam. I'm sorry...I don't know what came over me…" Maya apologized for her dramatic behavior. She just wasn't used to her boyfriend being that emotionally detached. Not having Cam to talk to for the past week, crushed her.
"No, I'm sorry, Maya. You have no reason to apologize. I'm going to make it up to you….Saturday night, we'll have an anniversary date, okay?" Cam shot her a meaningful smile that showed everything he was feeling in that very moment; sorrow, love, and sincerity. He wiped away the left-over tears from her cheeks with his thumb, and then kissed one of her cheeks.
Maya grinned and nodded. She felt incredibly at ease now that she knew her boyfriend still loved her. The past week or so had left her feeling so alone.
"I'll give you the perfect anniversary date. Happy anniversary, by the way..The past three months have been amazing...you'reamazing." Cam uttered sincerely. He leaned down so he could have better access to her. Cam tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear and gave her a short yet tender kiss on the lips.
Their lips met only for a moment but in that moment all of Maya and Cam's fears melted away. All stress relating to their relationship vanished. He gently grabbed ahold of her hands on the way out of their kiss.
"You're amazing, Cam." She blushed after he complimented her.
"You'll come to my game tonight, I hope? I need you there." Cam squeezed her hands, lightly. His eyes and smile pleaded with her.
The warning-bell rang.
"I'll be there…. See you in French and then at lunch?" Maya replied with a grin and inquired if she'd see him at the usual times.
"Good." Cam breathed a sigh of relief. His face dropped slightly. "I'm not going to lunch today...I have to do homework in the library…" He answered her question, somewhat embarrassed.
"I'm really behind in math, French, and history…" Cam admitted, ashamed, as he listed most of his classes.
Maya's frown returned. She could see the stress in his eyes. "I'm going to the library with you...okay? I'll help." Maya stated.
Cam let a small smile of gratitude appear.
"Thank you..." He gave her a peck on the lips.
"I'll see you in a bit." Maya gave him a grin and a kiss on the cheek before she prepared to head off to class.
Cam grabbed her hand to turn her around and looked deep into her eyes.
"I love you, M. Never forget it." He smiled at his girlfriend.
"Love you too, cheesy." Maya laughed at her nickname for him, but was sincere about her love for Cam.
They both walked away to their prospective classes with huge grins on their faces.
Cam had broke, smiled, ached, and loved more in those last ten minutes with Maya than he had in his entire life. He knew now that he could not neglect Maya because she was the glue that held him together and kept him from falling apart.
No matter how high-stress hockey was, or how difficult school was becoming, he couldn't. Maya would be there to support him, through the good and the bad. She always would be.