walkin’ on heat waves
Hello everyone! This is my second prompt from the st universe! I hope you enjoy it, and excuse my bad grammar! Let me know what you think about it by commenting! Have a lovely night, had fun writing this :)
It was the hottest day in all of Hawkins. A whopping 92 degrees, you could melt a popsicle on the sidewalk. The pool closed, the movie theater shut down, and the only thing to do around here is to go to the grocery store. But for some weird reason, Dustin thought it was a great idea to explore today.
“ GUYS, there is this huge rock near the quarry! We should check it out.” Dustin said.
“ Dustin, what the hell! It is so flipping hot today.” Lucas whined.
The party is sweating like maniacs in Mike’s basement, gathered around the cooling fans.
“ Yeah, no one wants to see your “ exciting” rock!” Max shouted.
“ Exactly!” Lucas exclaimed.
“But there is nothing to dooooo” Mike complained.
“ Wheeler, I would rather jump off a cliff than see a stupid rock!” Max bluntly stated.
“ IT is not stupid, I found it the other day and it is super cool!” Dustin said.
The gang started arguing in the heat while El and Will were quiet ( as always). Will decided to speak up.
“ Guys! Let’s get this over with so that Dustin can be happy. There is nothing to do right now, so might as well walk over there” Will stated.
“ Thank you, Will!” Dustin exclaimed.
Everyone sighed, but El was content with the idea. She always liked exploring with the gang, especially with Mike.
“ Fine we’ll go, as long you are not being an ass the whole time” Lucas sighed.
“I promise, Lucas,” Dustin said.
The gang packed up their things with water bottles and slingshots. They also brought extra food because a certain someone likes to snack, a LOT. Max decides to pack nothing because she thinks she is too cool for school. Lucas looks confused.
“ What stalker, I am bringing myself and only myself! I do not need a survival kit for a trip to the quarry.” she said defensively.
“ Max, it is deadly hot out! Are you sure you do not need water or anything?” he questioned.
“ Nah, this girl can handle anything. I survived monsters and killings, what’s the worst that could happen?” she stated.
“ Ok if you need water and supplies, call my name and I will give it to ya.” said Lucas.
“Ok, whatever you say, stalker.” she said.
The gang headed off with their bikes in tow. The boys went separate while El and Max rode together. Max did not realize that it was super hot today, but she thinks she will handle it. Or will she? Omit, it was a pretty smooth ride to the woods. Once they arrived, Dustin could not shut up about the precious rock.
“ Okay, so the rock has a purple geode… and it is also sculpted weird and…”said Dustin.
“ Can we start walking? I want to get over this before I melt into a puddle.” Mike whined.
The party started walking in the humid weather. The trees are tinted with a luscious green and the sky is blue as ever. An excited Dustin and Lucas are in front. Will and Max are in the middle. Mike and El are in the back. Max looks behind and looks at the couple. Mike and El were doing cute crap with each other. Mike is giving El a piggyback while she is laughing her head off. Max rolls her eyes with disgust.
Thirty minutes of walking, Max started to feel a little pale. Will starts to worry as Max forms sweat beads on her forehead. He should say something about it, but he was afraid Max would snap at him. He decided to question her anyway.
“ Max, are you feeling okay? You look a little dizzy and pale.” Will asked.
Max replies “ Yeahhhh, I’m fine…Max can handle anything..” she carried on.
Will gets more concerned as Max’s eyes start to droop. Her speech starts to slur when she talks. She is sweating at a fast pace and is losing her control of coordination. Before Will was going to catch her, she fainted on the ground.
Everyone stopped in their foot tracks, especially Lucas. Lucas immediately carried her and sat her under a tree. He made sure that she sat in an elevated position with her legs propped on his backpack. The rest of the party stood there, not knowing what to do. They waited for Max until she started to regain consciousness. Max woke up in a confused state. Everything to her looked hazy and bright.
“ Where am I..?” she questioned.
“ Max, you are in the woods and you fainted. Here, drink my water.” he said.
Lucas was right, she should have brought her own things.
Max guzzled his water while Lucas was patting her back. After she drank his bottle, she fell into a hazy state.
“ Do you want to come back to my place, if you want. I can tell them you are not feeling well.” he whispered.
She nodded. Lucas carried her by his side. He told the party that they are going home for the day. The party was fine with that, considering Max is in a heat exhaustion state.
Max hopped on his bike and Lucas headed off. He pedaled as fast as he could. Once they got to his house, he dropped his bike and carried her. As soon as he knocked, his mom opened the door and let him in. His mom was confused about what’s happening, but he explained it to his mom. She thought it was sweet, so she left him alone with Max for a few hours in the living room.
Lucas put Max on his couch and went to the sink. He grabbed some washcloths and washed them. He carried the soaked washcloths and put them on Max’s head, arms, and legs. Max is resting at this point, so he waits on the ottoman. He squeezes her hand for reassurance and rubs her head. Man, that girl should have listened to him. Oh well, he is more concerned about her health than being right.
As soon as she woke up again, she saw a smiling Lucas right in front of her. She is lucky to have him in her life. She felt bad fainting in front of her friends. She also felt stupid for not listening to Lucas’s advice.
“ Lucas, I am sorry that I did not listen. I was stupid and irrational! I cannot believe I was like that….” she rambled.
Lucas hushed her rambling.
“ It’s ok, that happens. Are you feeling better now?”
“ I am feeling a little bit better. Thank you for all this. I appreciate it, stalker.” she stated.
“ Anytime, I care about you know,” he whispered.
Max smiles at his lovestruck look. She feels better now, especially with him.