Maya: Cam... What about Tori and Dallas? I know she likes you... And he likes me?
Cam: He does.
Maya: What should we do.
Cam: What they don't know won't hurt them.
Maya didn't like the idea of lying to Tori, or Dallas. Or anybody. Even the lie she told to her mother earlier would be eating her away if she wasn't in such a good mood.
The next day at school, Cam met Maya by her locker. He handed her a folded up piece of paper. On it was wrote:
Good Morning Maya.
I know I can't be caught saying any of this out loud, So I decided to write it down.
As I'm writing this, I know I haven't seen you today yet, but I know you look beautiful.
I haven't been close enough to know this yet, but I know you smell beautiful.
I haven't had contact to ask you this yet, but I know you'll come to my game tonight.
I haven't managed to ask you this yet, but I know you'll join me for dinner after my game tonight.
Maya couldn't stop herself from smiling after reading that. Just then, Tori bounded up behind her. Cam's smile dropped. Maya knew what was about to happen. She crumpled the note and shoved it into her pocket. She mouthed the words "I'm sorry." to Cam.
"Hey guys!" Tori said cheerfully. Maya always hated the was Tori was around guys. It was like she own the Earth and could have whatever she wanted on it. She was so pretty, funny, smart, and didn't have to use chicken cutlets. Maya mimicked Tori behind her back while she was talking to Cam. Cam couldn't help but laugh.
"Huh? What's the joke guys?" Tori asked.
"I.. I don't even know what this idiot is laughing at." Maya said, not looking up from her phone. It actually hurt her to be even the slightest bit mean to Cam. She just wanted to tell him she was sorry right there and hug him. She knew she couldn't.
"I've got to go, History." Cam gave a quick smile before he started walking down the hallway. Maya watched him leave, Cam couldn't help looking back at Maya. When their glances met, he smiled and winked at her.
Tori was on her way to Chemistry, Maya to advanced band. She figured she could pretend play and be able to text Cam all class. Apparently it wasn't that easy. She managed to get caught and have her phone taken away for the rest of the day. She just remembered, worse things could have happened. Especially with Luke Baker in the class. The messages could have been read out loud. Dallas would find out for sure then.
After school Cam and Maya managed to sneak away. He drove to her house first. She dropped off her stuff inside and let Katie know she was going out to a hockey game with some friends. When they stopped by Cam's house, he invited her inside because he had quite a few things to grab. He led her up to his room. As she was waiting for him to gather his things, she nervously sat down on his bed. She gazed off into his carpeted floor. Completely aware of the hustled movement around her, yet, zoned out to the world.
She snapped back into it when out of nowhere, Cam jumped and tackled on her onto the bed. He had one leg on each side of her and her arms pinned above her head.
"One! Two! Three! Ding ding ding! We have a winner!" Cam shouted. A huge smile on his face. Maya just looked at him, amused.
"You didn't even put up a fight." Cam joked with an eye roll. Maya just smiled at him.
"Now! Attack!" Cam yelled.
He swooped down, kissing her repeatedly on her forehead, cheeks, nose, mouth and chin. Maya lay there laughing. After a while, Cam slid off of her and laid down beside her.
"I love that giggle." He said, out of breath.
"That was silly." she said, still laughing.
"Maya, I don't think I've ever been this comfortable with somebody." Cam whispered as he turned to face her.
"If this is just comfortable, I don't want to see super comfortable! You'd kill me!" Maya squealed. She scrambled off the bed and to the other side of the room where Cam's hockey back was. She pulled out his helmet.
"Nice fit, dontcha think?" She asked, sliding it over her shining blond hair. Cam just smiled. He walked over to the other side of the room to where Maya was standing, he lifted the cage of the helmet and slowly moved towards her. She could feel his warm breath on her mouth. She closed her eyes and waited. When Cam finally pressed his lips against hers, she melted. She wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of the night here with him. But they had to get going.
Cam hauled his heavy bag downstairs and into the back of his truck, he slid into the drives side next to Maya and started it.
"What will people say if they see us show up together?" Maya asked.
"I'm not sure... We're friends. It's allowed, isn't it?"
As they pulled into the parking lot, nobody seemed to be around, so as they were walking towards the door, Campbell grabbed Maya's hand. They were walking and talking, having a great time. When, behind them, they hear a voice.
"Hey! Man! Wait up!"
Cam and Maya spun around. Quickly Maya ripped her hand away from Cam's.
"Oh, hey Luke."
"I didn't know you two were together."
"We're not... "
"Look bro, you can't tell anybody. Promise? It could wreck a lot a friendships." Cam pleaded.
"Ice Hounds word."
The three of them walked into the arena together. From there, they had to split up. Maya went and found a seat, the boys went to change. When the game started Maya had no clue what was going on. She tried her hardest to keep her phone put away and focused on the game. Half way through the game, the unthinkable happened. Tori and Tristan showed up. Maya tried to stay hidden from them. No such luck.
"Hey Maya!" Tristan called out to her.
"Oh! Hey guys. " Maya tried to act as if she hadn't seen them.
"Why are you here?" Tori asked.
"I.. Um.. I... Came to watch Luke." Maya lied.
"Oooohh!" Tristan and Tori squealed with excitement.
"What's going on? Is it a secret? How long? Is he a good kisser?" Tori flooded Maya with questions.
"We're... Kinda together. Yes. A few weeks... Yes." Maya replied.
Maya felt like she was about to cry. She knew what she was doing was wrong, but her and Cam's feelings were too strong. They knew they were meant for each other.
"Oh my gosh. Let's go on a double date! You and Luke, Cam and I!" Tori suggested.
Maya's heart sank. Now what? Should she just tell Tori?
"S-sounds good." Maya stuttered.
After the game, Maya knew she wouldn't be able to wait around for Cam. She knew that'd look suspicious. So she went straight to Luke.
"Hey there." she smiled at Luke, grabbing his hand.
"Uhh. Maya..." Luke started.
Maya leaned up and whispered to him, "Pretend I'm saying something cute to you. Now listen. Tori likes Cam. I like Cam. Cam likes me. Tori is here. I told her I was here for you. Now play along please."
Maya saw Tori walk over to Cam, she wanted to catch his eye. To let him know what was going on. Maya was in a hurry to leave so she could make it to Cam's truck without Tori seeing her. But, what Cam saw, was Luke and Maya. Sneaking out, quickly. As if they didn't want to be seen. By him.
Cam was crushed. How could she? Was she just using him this whole time? He should have known. That's the only reason she wanted to keep it a secret.
He walked out to the parking lot to go home.
"Did you get your nightly dose of kisses already? Don't need me anymore?" Cam asked when he saw Maya, cold and shivering, leaning up against his truck. He pained him to see her like this. Even though he was mad at her, seeing her cold still pained him. She didn't have a very thick coat on. Angry with her, he threw his Ice Hounds jacket at her.
"Here." he said with an eye roll.
"What are you talking about?" Maya asked, slipping on the jacket. She wrapped it around herself, and pulled it tight.
"I saw you leaving with Luke. I thought I meant something to you."
"What? Cam..." Maya couldn't help but giggle.
"This is just a game to you isn't it?"
"Cam. Was Tori here? Could Tori have seen us together? Did I need an excuse to be at your game?" Maya asked with a smile.
"Oh... So.. You told her you and Luke are..." Cam finally started to understand.
"Oh Maya. What kind of mess have we gotten ourselves into?" He asked, walking around the front of his truck and wrapping his arms around Maya. He pulled her into a hug with a deep sigh.
"You're worth it." She whispered as she snuggled her face into his chest.