𝘔𝘢𝘹 𝘝𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘐𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦
ᴛᴏᴏᴋ ɪɴꜱᴘɪʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ꜰʀᴏᴍ @nappingtopknot
𝗣𝗹𝗼𝘁: 𝗠𝗮𝘅 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿. (𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘅'𝘀 𝗣𝗢𝗩)
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Life is extremely unpredictable. We think we have everything figured out, and the next second we're thrown a massive curve ball. I thought I have had everything figured out. My girlfriend, Kelly and me, have gotten pretty serious in the course of our relationship and we have everything planned out. I win the world championship and focus on newer and more important things: our future together. However, the championship is coming to an end and the thought of the imminent future is closer than ever. And that scares me more than anything.
I guess you could say I have been having doubts. The worst part is not doubts about the championship, but doubts about my relationship with Kelly. We have been good great in the time we have spent together, but there was always something in the back of my mind that never let me truly be happy. I chalked it down to me having issues when it comes to relationships. I have never been one to truly give my heart 100% in relationships. However, my sister is the one that made me truly realize where the fault lies. I am not 100% in with Kelly, because I am madly in love with someone else. My best friend, Y/N.
We have been friends for three years now after a mutual friend introduced us to each other. We had so much in common that we started hanging out together outside our shared social circle, and through that a beautiful friendship developed. We clicked and instantly agreed to be best friends, A pact that is so strong, I am too afraid to break it. Being in love with your best friend is the most cliché feeling imaginable. And it is something I aim to fight. I am with Kelly and being in love with someone else is not worth the heartbreak. Not only would I lose Kelly, I could potentially lose my best friend too. None of it is worth the pain.
The second my sister made me realize where my heart truly lies, everything changed. I became more closed off towards Y/N and focused on the championship final and my relationship with Kelly. I truly have feelings for Kelly, but it will never be the way she wants it to be.
The buzzing of my phone distracts me from my thoughts and I sigh as I see Y/N's name flashing on the screen. I let the phone ring, only for a text to follow shortly after.
I am at the track, where are you?
I don't want to reply, I didn't even think she would show up this weekend considering we haven't spoken in two weeks. I thought she would be so hurt or angry that she would refuse to be near me. But, Y/N has always been one to support her friends unconditionally. It's one of the many reasons I fell in love with her. I sigh and decide to ignore the text for now. Talking to her would just make it more difficult for me to avoid my feelings. I have a championship to focus on.
A knock on my hotel room door shakes me from my conflict. I am greeted by Kelly's smiling face as she grips my head and immediately pulls me into a passionate kiss. This time her kiss doesn't give me butterflies like it used to.
"Are you ready for today?" She questions eagerly. "Today is the day."
I sigh and run my hands through my hair with a curt nod.
"I guess I am." She doesn't seem to notice my strange behavior. Perhaps she thinks it's the nerves, but this race is the least of my concerns right now.
My phone buzzes in my hand again.
Look, I don't know why you have been ignoring me for two weeks and this entire weekend, but I just wanted to wish you good luck. You're going to kill this race and show everyone why you're the best. I'll be watching and cheering you on to the end.
The butterflies erupt in my stomach and I unconsciously smile at my bright screen.
"What's got you all happy?" Kelly questions. I forgot she's here.
I don't reply, unable to fathom reality. I open and close my mouth in deep thought. Am I making the biggest mistake of my life just settling for Kelly? Is confessing my feelings worth the risk of losing my best friend? Am I willing to throw away years of friendship just to be rejected? I gaze at Kelly and notice she's already looking at me with admiration. Kelly is a great girl, but is she the girl for me?
The second that question enters my mind, I have the answer. No. She is a great girl, but she isn't the girl for me.
"I think we should break up." The words escape my mouth before I can even think. Our eyes simultaneously widen.
"What?" She questions.
I rub my temples and close my eyes. Take deep breaths.
"I'm sorry." I finally look at her. "This isn't working for me."
I start to plan so much in my head. How will I tell Y/N how I feel? Should I go up to her right now and kiss her? Should I wait so she doesn't think she's a rebound? So many what ifs enter my mind.
My phone buzzes again, this time from Christian.
Where are you?
I glance at the clock and realize I should be getting ready for the race. Kelly stand motionless and I offer her an apologetic smile.
"I'm sorry, I have to go." I curtly retort before running off to do what I do best.
My smile is as wide as can be as I gaze around at my cheering team as they hoist me in the air. After the most brutal race of my life. I am world champion. I look around at everyone that has supported me from the beginning, the ones that are the reason I am where I am right now. My eyes lock with the biggest reason I am here. My best friend. She gazes at me with the brightest of smiles and I ask my team to put me down. I push my way through until I reach her and she doesn't hesitate to wrap her arms around my neck in a warm embrace.
"I am so proud of you." She squeals into my ear. I wrap my arms around her waist and squeeze.
"I couldn't have made it this far without you." I whisper into her ear. She pulls back to gaze into my eyes.
"That's not true and you know it."
"It is though." I speak. "You kept me going."
"That's what best friends are for." She grins, but I frown. "What's wrong?" She worriedly questions, her smile dropping.
I gaze into her mesmerizing eyes, enchanted by her beauty.
"Max, what's wrong?" She questions and my eyes meets her lips.
I am so high on adrenaline that I don't even question before attaching my lips to hers. She doesn't respond and I immediately freeze and pull away. I have completely ruined this. She gazes into my eyes in confusion, as if a wheel is spinning in her head, before attaching our lips together again. Everyone around us cheers, whether for the championship, or us finally confessing our feelings - I am not sure. I feel the butterflies stampeding in my stomach and I pull away with an ear-splitting grin.
"You kissed me." She states in shock.
"You kissed me too." I tease and she giggles. That damned giggle.
"What about Kelly?" Her eyes widen in realization. I reply with a shrug.
"Kelly is a great girl, but she isn't you." I reply before attaching my lips to hers again.
Max Verstappen x Reader
Requests: 1) Hey, can you please write a little something where max and the reader are frenemies and the reader workes for mercedes and something happens between them.
2) How about a reader who is the team principal of mercedes and is in a unconventional relationship with max verstappen? They meet regularly and take this rivalry between the two teams out of track 🔥
3) MV33 x reader imagine? anything will do
To the motorsport world and the media, it is no secret that the Y/N L/N, the current team principal of Mercedes and Max Verstappen, the golden boy of Red Bull Racing has a rivalry going on and both have been very vocal about it. According to y/n Max is an immature aggressive driver who does not race fair and does not deserve to be in F1 and whenever Max is asked about y/n his response is always she does not deserve to be the team principal of Mercedes. Whenever Mercedes wins a race he would say it luck and discredit y/n’s involvement and whenever they lose a race he would criticize y/n and tell the media she is the reason for the team’s poor performance. The fans and media love to see the fights and drama between the Red Bull driver and the team principal of Mercedes, but what they are unaware of is their relationship behind the cameras and away from public eyes.
First, it was a shock to both y/n and Max when they woke up in each other’s arms on the first day of the new year, both only vaguely remembering the fight they had at the new year’s eve party and then Max suddenly pushing her against the wall and kissing her, and to y/n’s surprise, she kissed him back.
“No no no,” y/n panicked. “Tell me we did not have sex last night.” She quickly wrapped the sheet around her and got out of the bed, leaving Max to cover himself with the pillow.
“No y/n, we did not have sex last night, we just got into a fight last night and decided to sleep naked,” Max looked annoyed, yet he was panicking on the inside as well. “Of course we had sex y/n.”
“Oh this is bad,” y/n looked around to find her clothes. “I can’t believe I slept with you…you of all people.”
“Trust me I am not thrilled about sleeping with you either,” Max rolled his eyes as he picked up her bra from the side and threw it at her.
As the hangover died down all the memories from the previous night came back and both were too stubborn to admit it.
That was the event that changed the course of their rivalry. Questions were asked to both of them by their friends and fellow drivers about where they disappeared from the new year’s eve party and both had to back each other up and come up with lies and within weeks they found each other being more civil than usual but of course in front of the media they continue to bash each other.
As both knew the upcoming season is going to be a tight fight between both teams they came up with a similar devious plan to help their teams, of course, neither of them was aware of what the other one planned. And neither of them gave any thought of how they will get hurt in the process.
“Never knew you are such a huge fan of me,” Max smirked at the Mercedes team principal who was wearing a floor-length orange dress to the charity event they were both invited to.
“I am not a fan of you Max,” y/n replied. “In fact, I don’t even think like…”
“Wait, if we are really going to argue let's have some drinks first so that it ends up with both of us naked just like last time,” he whispered into her ears, making her face turn red.
“I thought we agreed we will never ever talk about that,” she whispered back, looking around to check that no one is near them.
“Yes,” Max huffed as he straighten his blazer. “But to be honest I can’t stop thinking about you and that night.”
“We barely remember what happened that night Max,” y/n argued.
“We both know it’s a lie,” Max smirked. “And I think you also can’t stop thinking about that night and me.”
Y/N tried to deny it but the delay in her response gave Max the confirmation. She gave a knowing smile before walking past him to talk with some other invitees.
Max chuckled as he turned and looked at her.
For the next couple of hours, both tried to ignore each other but stole glances. Since the new year’s eve party they started feeling a magnetic pull between them but once again both were too stubborn to say or truly act upon it and they are rivals and neither of them will ever go against their teams.
Max was the first one the leave the event and y/n was a bit disappointed when she looked around and he was nowhere to be found.
As the event came to an end and it was getting late y/n decided to leave as well. She was surprised to find Max leaning on her car with his arms crossed.
“I thought you left,” she looked confused.
“I thought about leaving,” he pushed himself off the car and stood straight. “But then I thought it’s a beautiful night to have our first date.”
“Our what now?” y/n was taken aback by his words and his confidence.
“I know you heard me clearly the first time,” he smiled.
“You do realize that I am the team principal of Mercedes, right? And you are…”
“And I am the Red Bull driver who is going to win the championship this year,” he smirked. “And I want to take you, Mercedes’ team principal on a date.”
Y/n let out a laugh as she took a step closer. “Are you sure you will be able to handle me?”
“I wouldn’t have asked you out if I had thought otherwise,” Max smirked.
That was the start of something that is more than a friendship and less than a relationship but of course, it set both their devious plans in motion, both kept it a secret from everyone, including their close friends. But with the new season starting they had to be extra careful and not say or do anything that might risk their secret.
Max chuckled as he watched the interview. Once again y/n was complaining about him and his driving skills that cost Lewis’ the win.
“Would you stop watching that?” y/n snapped as she got dressed for the team dinner.
“Nope,” Max replied as he got out of bed and stood behind her, helping her zip up the dress. “You just look so beautiful when you tell the world how much you love me,” she said sarcastically.
y/n turned around and kissed him.
“So you want me to tell the world how much I love you?” she smirked.
“You love me?” Max looked surprised.
“Good bye Max,” y/n smirked before getting her purse and walking out of the room, leaving Max shocked and with many questions.
Max stood there for a few minutes as multiple thoughts occupied his mind. He finally snapped out of it and picked up his phone to dial a number.
“Yeah, I can’t do this anymore. It is getting too complicated and I think I am falling for her,” he said on the phone.
Y/n was having a good time with her team but somehow her mind keep thinking about Max.
“So, any update?” Lewis asked as he took the seat next to y/n.
“It’s going well,” she replied. “I mean it got a little complicated but nothing I can handle.”
“What do you m…you are starting to fall for him,” Lewis realized.
“Don’t worry Lew,” she gave an assuring smile. “You and the team are my priority, not Max.”
It can’t be further from the truth. The Red Bull driver has already taken a special place in her heart but y/n was too scared to admit it.