|Maximum Ride: The Next Chapter
Author: Esmeralda Ride PM
Here's a sneak peak "Fang!" I stopped as I heard her call me name. Slowly I turned around to face her. You can't do this. You can't leave me again!You promised" I looked at her intently, taking her in" "Tell the kids I love them" And then I was goneRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Max & Fang - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,993 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 04-20-10 - Published: 03-20-10 - id: 5831631
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Hey! Yeah, so one question… Did everyone like bawl their eyes out when they read Fang, or was it just me? So this is set a few months after Fang.. Now sure what's gonna happen yet so… Here goes nothing. OK I know it's really short but it's lke midnight and I'm kinda tired…
Why the hell am I so stupid? I asked myself or the hundredth time. It's been almost three months since I left Max, and the rest of the Flock. I want nothing more than to be with them. With her. Instead here I was sitting in a stupid library in Colorado. And Max, well she was hundreds of miles away. God, I missed her. I glanced down at the news story flashing on my computer screen.
Bird-kids Spotted Once Again!
Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with the miraculous Bird-children themselves.
Q: So Max, here you are in New York. What are you guys doing here? How are you liking it here?
A: Well, New York has always been one our favorite places to visit. We are actually here just to hang out for a while. Gotta love those honey roasted peanuts!
I stopped reading for a moment and chuckled. She did love those honey roasted peanuts.
Q: Hey, no one could disagree with you there! Those peanuts are like a little piece of heaven! Now I've noticed that there's a member of your family missing.. Fang, is it?"
A: Yeah, he isn't here right now. Sadly, he couldn't make it here today. We all miss having him here. I can't wait to meet up with him again later.
Q: So where is Fang today?
A: At the moment I'm not quite sure. But I'll be going to find him after this. He decided to go on a flight this morning and is meeting up with us after. You know the place Fang! We need you to meet us there!
I tore my eyes away from the screen. I closed my eyes for a moment and then looked back at the screen where a picture of Max was looking at me. She was smiling, but I could see the look in her eyes. It was a look that I hated seeing from her. Desperation, sadness, and pain, all mixed into one look that was all Max. She was asking me to meet her. At the hawks cave. She wanted me to do something that I swore to myself and her that I wouldn't do for 20 years.
And was I going to do it?
Hell yeah I thought as I grabbed my pack-back and ran out of the library I was sitting in.
I looked around at my Flock flying around me. After the interview last night we'd left New York and started to fly towards the place I was going to meet Fang at.
Max? Angel's small voice filled my head. What if he doesn't come? What if he doesn't see the interview?
I looked over to where she was flying next to Dylan.
"He will, Ange. Trust me, I still know him better than anyone. He'll be waiting for news about us. He'll be there."
"News about you, you mean." Iggy muttered.
I turned on him and glared. Another look wasted on Iggy. "You guys hungry?" I asked them.
Everyone nodded and Nudge let out a, "Oh, thank God!"
We stopped at the next town we saw. It was somewhere in Indiana. We walked into McDonalds and ordered a helluva lot of food. We ate then walked over to a park so the kids could rest for a while.
"Ig!" I called, and he walked over to me reluctantly. "OK, so what's your problem?"
"Really, Max? Fang's only coming for you. He doesn't give a crap what happens to the rest of us."
I stepped back slightly, appalled at his words. "How can you say that, Iggy? Fang loves all of us, not just me."
Iggy snorted. "Yeah, and I'm the Easter Bunny! The kids have gotten over for the most part Max, but it's not gonna be that easy with me. You're gonna have to prove it to me, because I'm not buying it."
"You're right, Iggy. We were terrible and didn't pay enough attention when we were together. But that didn't mean we don't love you guys. I love Fang with everything I have. But I love you guys with everything I have too. Those are two completely different kinds of love Iggy, same with Fang. If and when he comes back, things will be different. I don't plan on stopping loving him, but I'm not gonna make the same mistakes twice Ig. You are all my family. I can't live without you guys." He looked in my general direction for a moment.
He nodded. "Yeah, OK Max. I trust you. Because that crap hurt, Max, me and the kids both." I walked forward and hugged him slightly. We walked back over to the kids and sat down. Iggy got up after a few minutes and went to play with them, but I stayed sitting down watching them.
Dylan came over and sat down next to me after a while. "You alright, Max?"
"Just stop, Dylan. I'm not dealing with you right now."
He looked hurt for a moment. "It's not my fault, you know. I was programmed to love you. I didn't have a choice in this."
I nodded. Yeah, my words were harsh, but I didn't have the energy to deal with him at the moment.
"You're right, it's not. But that doesn't change everything. I don't love you, Dylan. You are not my perfect other half. That has always been, and will always be Fang." I stood up and left him sitting there.
"Ready to head out again, guys? We need to get to the cave by tomorrow, I think he might be there by then… " I called.
10 minutes later we were back in the air heading to the hawk's cave.
I flew all night, and didn't stop until I found a town near the cave. I into a Wendy's and ordered three burgers, two fries, and a coke. I carried my food out and walked around back before taking off again and going to the cave. If they left New York the day the interview was taken then they should be here sometime tomorrow. Now, all I could do was wait.