However, as their relationship develops, her original small, shallow crush on Lucas, turns into a strong, and real relationship. Lucas: Well, when I'm with my friends, we usually talk about sports.
They decide to remain close friends but nevertheless, their mutual strong feelings for each other remains the same as always.
In Girl Meets Texas (Part 1), after Riley discovers Maya has feelings for Lucas, she begins to realize her "true" feelings for him, and calls him her brother. without her but after she states her "true" feelings for him he is shown to be a little confused.
Riley (and Farkle and Maya) changed Lucas when he came to New York from having anger issues to making him more calm and being able to control his anger showing that she's a good influence on him. In Girl Meets Friendship she didn't want to hurt Lucas by showing the video that Maya took showing that she never wants to hurt him and wouldn't want to no matter what.
However in recent episode the romantic feelings she has for him have been shown again as shown in Girl Meets Farkle when Lucas "proposes" (He was trying to get her to marry Farkle) to her she immediately says yes over and over again.
She assures him that everyone is invited and that she only thought about the party a few seconds ago (it was said that Charlie told Lucas about the party after Charlie was listening to Maya and Riley's conversation).