(A/N: This is my first fanfiction story I'e posted... I don't really think I'm good at writing, but people are threatening me about posting stuff on here... So here this is my first shot... If people like it, I may consider putting more up... Review please!)

Disclaimer: I do not own Maximum Ride; I simply used some of the characters... No profit is being made off of this... The song I used is "Stuck in a Moment" by U2, my favorite band ever. I wish I owned them or at least this awesome song, but I don't.

(A/N: I was reading Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment in the car for the zillionth time this summer, and I had this song playing ong my walkman... Oh my God, I was multi-tasking! Wahoo for me! claps hands excitedly... And I had this idea and I just was like... Whoa, this definitely is an awesome idea... Maybe you don't think so... Review so I know if my idea was awesome or not...)

Sudden Doubts

Songfics by Lost Among the Stars

Max blew the hair out of her face. She was flying at her turbo-speed through the storm. Thunder sounded around her and she saw the flashes from the lightning. Far ahead she could see sunlight: her destination. How did you get caught in the damn storm! She asked herself, angry. Can you be any stupider! She wiped the tears away from her eyes. They weren't from the storm or because of fear, she was never afraid…

I'm not afraid
Of anything in this world
There's nothing you can throw at me
That I haven't already heard
I'm just trying to find
A decent melody
A song that I can sing
In my own company

She had just realized how impractical this whole "Save the World Max" thing seemed, how impossible it was. She had flown off so quickly, the Flock had no clue why she left them. Luckily none of them followed her. They probably thought she'd return soon…

They would never think she ran away without a goodbye or anything. She cursed herself for even thinking that she'd be able to save the whole damn world! It's a big place, how are you supposed to do something like that? She asked herself.

I never thought you were a fool
But darling, look at you Ooh
you gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight
'Cause tears are going nowhere baby

Pull yourself together Maximum, she told herself crossly. You can do this, you just have to try harder and believe you can. She stopped in midair, fighting the strong winds, trying to figure out what to do. She didn't know what her next step should be. The rain was slowly letting up.

You've got to get yourself together
You've got stuck in a moment
And now you can't get out of it
Don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

She thought of the Flock. They'd helped her so much on this journey; they had always kept her going. They made her life worth it. She had to go back and continue trying to save the world; they had come all this way with her. She couldn't abandon them now. They'd made her come this far by keeping her hopes up; she had to push them- and herself- the rest of the way. She quickly turned back, fighting her way through the stormy winds.

I will not forsake
The colors that you bring
The nights you filled with fireworks
They just left you with nothing
I am still enchanted
By the light you brought to me
I listen through your ears
Through your eyes I can see

What if you fail? What happens then? Will the world come to an end? She asked herself. She continued to fly, her wings straining to go at the same pace the entire time: turbo-speed. She'd never been afraid before, was this fear or nerves? She couldn't believe what an idiot she was!

You are such a fool
to worry like you do Ooh
I know it's tough
and you can never get enough
of what you don't really need now
my, oh my

"You're not thinking straight, Maximum," the Voice told her. "You don't need them; you can still save the world without them! They're just hassles."

"Yeah right Voice!" she said out loud as a slight pain coursed through her body. "I do need them; they need me. We're there for each other, through thick and thin!" Max knew better, she needed the Flock in order to live, to survive. Without them, she had no purpose… They were the reason she felt she had to save the world, to live.

Max hated all people- except maybe for Ella and her mom, Doctor Martinez- so why would she save them? She was so confused now. She couldn't make the decisions that she was facing; she was stuck.

You've got to get yourself together
you've got stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it
Oh love, look at you now
You've got yourself stuck in a moment
And you can't get out of it

Failure was one thing Max couldn't stand. She also couldn't stand being hopeful of anything. You build yourself up with all these false hopes, and when you fail or your plans go awry, you're left crushed. The higher you build them up, the more you have to fall and the greater the hurt.

I was unconscious, half asleep
the water is warm 'til you discover how deep
I wasn't jumping, for me it was a fall
it's a long way down to nothing at all

She was almost there now, she could tell. The Flock seemed to call her in, beckon to her. How had she ignored them while running away? They were practically pulling her to the campsite they'd made in the trees. She quickly wiped away the last of her tears and made it look like she hadn't been running away.

You've got to get yourself together
you've got stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it
don't say that later will be better
Now you're stuck in a moment
and you can't get out of it

Max wouldn't let them see her down. Then this whole thing would be worthless. She had to put up her tough front, not let them see her weaknesses. Weaknesses were your end. There was no way they'd ever see Max at a low point. No one would see her at a low, then she'd be all done with; Maximum Ride would be no more.

And if the night runs over
and if the day won't last
and if your way should falter
along this stony pass

She landed and was greeted by tearful hugs from Angel, Nudge, and Gazzy. She even gave Fang and Iggy quick, stiff, uncomfortable hugs. She was happy. This is why she was doing this: for the Flock. She loved them so much.

"C'mon guys," she said spreading her wings as the warm sun came out, "we've got a world to save." And they climbed into the bright, clear sky.

It's just a moment
this time will pass