When Maya had reached the apartment that her and Justin lived in together, she threw her purse across the living room and collapsed in tears.
What was happening to her Justin? This wasn't him. He would never do anything like this. What was going on?
She sat against the wall and let out all of her mixed emotions. She couldn't let Justin know she was upset.
Maya had cried and screamed until she felt completely empty, then went into the bathroom to take a shower. She flipped on the light switch and gazed at her smeared makeup in the mirror and her red eyes. Seeing herself like this only made tears rise up again, so she looked away ad flipped on the shower.
When she was out of the shower, she dressed herself in sweatpants and a long T-shirt that actually belonged to Justin. She opened the bathroom door and stepped into the bedroom, startled to see Justin sitting there on the bed, looking guilty.
"What do you want? I'm surprised you're back so early and not out partying with your friends still," Maya snapped. Justin removed his sunglasses once more, and his eyes didn't look nearly as bloodshot as they did before. He looked like he had somehow sobered up.
"Who do you think I am?" Justin asked, appearing hurt. Maya shook her head in response.
"You're not this person, Justin. You know that as well as I do. You're not this nineteen-year-old kid who always parties and does drugs and all of that other crap. This isn't you," Maya whispered, getting closer to Justin as she spoke. Once she was so close that their noses nearly touched, Maya caressed Justin's cheek with the back of her hand. His skin was soft, smooth, flawless. Justin's big innocent brown eyes stared into Maya's green ones, making her feel nothing but regret for having stormed out on him earlier.
"I don't want to lose you," Justin whispered after an eternity. He then placed his sweet, soft lips on Maya's, kissing her like every girl had dreamed of. Maya inhaled the bittersweet taste of Justin's wine-filled breath and felt intoxicated herself for a moment. Then they both layed down and fell asleep, wrapped in each other's warm and forgiving embrace,