|Waking the Demon
Author: NITESIDE -TAYLAH - TYLER PM
After being kicked out of the Flock, Max finds out she's part Quileute; but only after her mum and sister dies and she finds the brother she never knew she had. Bad thing is, just as things start looking up and she thinks things might start to get better, she gets her experation date. Bummer. Max/OC Niggy. T for swearing and unneeded conflict.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Humor - Max - Chapters: 46 - Words: 79,799 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 10-02-12 - Published: 07-10-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5207730
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Hey guys, I'm ba-ck. so this is what? my fifth story? man i'm on a roll seeing as i joined six months ago. i'm still going strong. and well sick. for the past two weeks i've had tonsillitis and my sister has just broken up with her boyfriend of four years, so its a crazy time of year. plus on top of all that i'm expecting my ladies. for all girls who are reading this, i'm sure you would know what 'ladies' stands for.
fang: thank god you didnt say the proper word.
me: what? period?
fang: so much for you not saying the word.
me: anyway, i dont think you'll like the story cauz you kick max and total out.
fang: depends on the writing. nite, put the disclaimer in before you forget.
disclaimer: well seeing as i dont want to be chased half way a cross the Gold Coast again, i dont own the Dodge Charger company, i dont own Max Ride. JP does. i dont own Twilight. SM does and well thats about it.
claimer: I OWN THE STORY AND THE PLOT! the plot is mine mine MINE!!!!!!
me: and here we go. but before i forget.
full summary: its been two years since the flock kicked Max and Total out and they were living hard the first year. Max started cutting and Total got in fights with other dogs. Not only that, but when Max's mum and sister are murdered they go cold. But when they find a little girl in Ella's closet call Bella, their moods suddenly change. Bella is a five years old experiment just like Max and the flock and the School want them back. Electricity, murder, violence, cursing, vampires and experiments. Who could ask for more?
okay and now here's the chap.
Chapter 1 –alone and cold hearted … but not for long
Two years, its been two years since they kicked me out, since he kicked me out. My once devoting flock had banished me. Let me tell you at first it was hard, but as the months went by, I stopped thinking about them. Sure, memories of them would sometimes replace the dreams and the nightmares but that the kind of thing that happens.
We would spend days together but that togetherness disappeared. Replaced with me sitting alone, looking out at the horizon wondering what would have been if I stayed, everyone that I loved surrounding me, growing distant. I hate it. The thoughts that somehow manage to turn around and go back to them.
I growled to myself and punch the tiled roof that I was perched on. Leaving a small imperfection in the shingles. I shook my head. It seems everything happens to me. I sighed and stood from my spot on the roof of my mothers empty house. Yes its empty, you see all that was. My mother, Ella, Magnolia they're all gone. Dead by the freaks that made me. Why? Because they were housing the experiment that they were looking for. Me, the once indestructible, ruthless fighter known as Maximum Ride. Its my fault their dead, my fault the flock abandoned me.
I took a step towards the window that leads to the dark and damp room that I live. I jumped in through the window, landing on the old, dusty carpet. I walked over to the ancient computer that was sitting on the floor.
For the past two years, I've been attending high school, paying for the year with the Max Ride card. You'd thinking living on your own would be easy, well it isn't. But thankfully I don't have to. I have the other experiment that the heartless flock kicked out on the curb with me. I have Total, the old Sheepdog wanabe that has lost parts of his fur from fights around the mouth the throat and his side. Total might be old, missing a small part of his left ear due to one fight with a stray Eraser, but he hasn't lost his fiery spark. To others he might to like a street dog, which he kinda is, but in reality, he's all I have and his a teddy bear when no one else is around.
I sighed again and walked down into the living room that had been over run with dirt on the walls, cracked floorboards and old couches. That is where I found Total. I sat down next to him, running my fingers through his patching fur. His eyes looked up at me but he didn't turn his head.
"Its just nine hours until I have to go back the social sucking place Total. How do I manage to survive it?" I sighed sinking down in the worn out couch.
"I'd like to think that mans best friend has something to do with it. Is high school really that bad?" Total asked.
I chuckled at his remark. The small things that we do to each other like making jokes and watching each others backs is what gets us by. "Man, you have no idea Total. I am officially the emo apparently." I said, closing my eyes and continued absentmindedly running fingers across and through his fur.
"Think of it this way, no matter how emo you get, you have me. And that's all we need, just the two of us. Tell you the truth, I don't know why you go to high school. You don't need to be book smart, you just need the street smarts to survive in this world." The words he spoke were wise.
I couldn't resist cracking a joke. "You're getting wise in your old age Total."
"And don't you forget it. Wait, I'm not that old. Ah, who am I kidding."
"You're young enough for me man, as long as you don't change and like, go gay on me all of a sudden. That I couldn't handle. I mean, who's ever heard of a gay guard dog?" I asked him with a small smile.
"Shut up. I'll like, never like, be or go like, gay like, yeah like," Total said in a high kind of voice.
"Wow Total, you just said like, like five times. I think that's a record for you. I guess you have your moments."
"Like yeah, like you sure know how to like make a guy like happy like yeah."
And that dear readers, is how Total and I make it by. Cracking jokes and comforting each other. Pretty pathetic if you look at it, but how else are two out casts suppose to live? We watch each others backs, we help each other and we keep each other warm. Yup, definitely pathetic but that's how we've been living for the past two years and that is how we like it.
Out of no where, the hairs on both the back of mine and Total's raised and he started a low menacing continuous growl. I laid my hand on his head, it calmed him a bit but he continued to growl. I stood and Total jumped off the couch, his head and neck aligning with his shoulders. His growl deepening and growing louder. He moved to the towards the stairs. "What is Total, what do you hear?"
Total shook his head and kept moving up the stairs with me following behind. "Not hear, I've become accustomed to the sounds. It's the smell. Its strange, not from around here." He said as we reached the top of the stairs. I walked to the railing and pulled out the baseball bat that I used as a support to keep the railing up. My hand gripped around the wooden object.
Total moved to the vacant room that belonged to my half sister. He walked to closet door, which was open ever so slightly. I reached out and opened the door slowing. I was expecting what I saw. In side was a little girl about four or five. At the sight of her, Total instantly silenced his growls, pushing down his protective instinct.
She had brown hair and brown eyes. she had the most palest skin I had ever seen, excluding my own. What really surprised me was the fact that she had two small beautiful brown and black wings about six, seven feet wide.
I set the bat down and crouched in front of her. I slowly opened my arms and then just as slowly, I opened my wings. "Its okay honey, we're not going to hurt you. You can come out sweetie." I cooed gently. Slowly and hesitantly, the little girl crawled out of the depth of the closet and climbed into my arms. There she snuggled into my chest.
"Honey, can you tell us your name? Mine is Max and the big teddy bear is Total." I said as gently and as quietly as I could so I wouldn't scare her.
"I beg your pardon, I am not a teddy bear, I am a dog with black, white and orange fur. Do I look like a bear to you? Honestly, give me the truth." Total said.
The little girl giggled. The sound alone was beautiful. "My name is Bella. Or well Isabella Swan." She said, her soft and sweet. "I named myself after I sneaked out of a big corpo – copraton –corpra…" she said to be confused.
"Don't strain your self kid." Total said sitting down beside me.
"Corporation? You mean something called the School?" I asked, curiosity getting the best of me. Bella nodded into my chest. My arms tightened around her. "Honey, do you know how to fly?" I asked as I ran a hand over one of her wings softly. They were so silky and soft.
"Yes." Her voice muffled by my shirt. I sighed. If she could fly that means that either she was followed or she was seen. I looked at Total. We shared a look of knowing. I stood cradling Bella Swan to my chest. "Honey, how would you like to live with Total and I? We could look after you, teach how to fight, how to cook, how to avoid guys-" at that Total cracked up laughing at the same time Bella giggled.
"But do you want me to stay?" She asked. I smiled down at her. I guess she took that as a yes, for she wrapped both her arms around my neck and her wings around my body in a full on hug. I felt her yawn against the side of my neck.
I chuckled and looked down at her. "I think its time bed little one. Come on." I looked down at Total. "Dude, that means you too." Total huffed as if he was offended.
"Dawg, yo aint gotta tell me wat ta do, ya dig?" I sighed. Great, Total was going gangsta on me. Joy to the word. Note the sarcasm. I rolled eyes and nodded. We walked down stairs where we normally slept. Sure the beds were softer but we like the closeness that the couch gives. As well as the comfort.
We re-entered the living room and I set Bella on the couch. She flapped her wings twice as if to stretch them and I did the same. Hell, Total even stretched out his six feet wide, black and orange wings. I climbed on the wide couch and laid down next to the back of the couch.
Bella climbed on top of me, careful not to press to hard when she used her knees, hands and/or elbows. When she was comfortable, Total jumped up onto the couch and curled up against me. His fur giving warmth to all of us. Bella laid her head against my chest and closed her eyes. I wrapped an arm around her and the other went to rest on Total's back. That night was the first night that I had a dreamless sleep in six months.