Hey, Max here - with a random plot bunny that popped into my head. Please excuse the OOC-ness. :) Cheesy, fluffy one-shot for all of you Zaya addicts and lovers out there. Lol. I wrote this in literally 7 minutes, without editing or anything.

Maya fiddled with her skirt nervously, apprehensive about her appearance. "Bailey, I - "

"You look gorgeous, Maya," Bailey finished. "Don't worry - Zack will be drooling over you all night."

The brunette had dropped her tomboyish attitude a long time ago. She took a deep breath. "Fine."

"You're so uncertain," Bailey said, frowning. "It's unlike you. Usually, you're the one kicking other people's butt."

Maya gave a nervous laugh. ". . .Thanks? I think."

Bailey grinned. "Good luck." She walked down the hallway and disappeared.

Maya brought her hand up to the door and knocked hesitantly, smiling when Zack opened the door, looking amazing as usual. "Hey, Maya-kitten."

"Zack. . .do you think I'm pretty?" Maya blurted out.

Zack raised his eyebrows at the unexpected question. "What?"

"Do you think I'm pretty?" she repeated, blushing.

Zack hesitated, looking at her. Long hair, beautiful eyes and features, nice figure, and not to mention a wonderful taste in fashion. "No."

Maya's eyes widened a bit, honestly and truly shocked. Well, that's new. "Do you like me?"

This time, Zack looked her directly in the eyes. Sea-blue eyes met warm caramel ones. "No."

Maya flinched back noticeably, as if slapped. "You. . .don't?"


Maya's eyes fell, and she stared at the ground, biting her lip. Finally, she looked at him, with sorrow and a hint of anger and betrayal blazing in her eyes. "If I left. . .would you care? At all?"

Zack stared at her, forcing her to look into his eyes. There was a level gaze of seriousness in them. But then there was that slightly amused glint. . .


Maya recoiled in shock, but then quickly regained her composure. There would be time to think about this later. But now, all she felt was overwhelming sadness. "You. . ." She turned around quickly, ready to storm off.

In an instant, Zack was behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist. He turned her around, and Maya glared at him, slight tears brimming in her eyes. She was just about to voice a sharp retort when he gently pressed his lips to hers, effectively silencing her.

After some time, he pulled away gently, looking at Maya's positively bewildered expression. "Maya, listen."

No response.

He tilted her chin up so she was looking at him in the eye.

"Maya, you are beautiful."

A small intake of breath.

"I love you."

Eyes widened in shock and happiness.

"And if you left me, I would die."

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