I'd say that my life is about as bad as it can get. It had been one night, just one night, and yet the worst possible thing happened. Life can't get any worse than this. People turned my into a bird freak, I was a test subject, Erasers have are tracking the flock and me, I have a annoying voice in my head, and now I'm pregnant! Oh yeah, life totally sucks.

You're probably wondering how it happened, who the father is, and why I was stupid enough not to use protection. Well, I didn't use protection because I didn't have any with me because it was a total spur of the moment kind of thing. It happened in a freaky tree that is kinda like a cave like thing, and the father is… Fang. I know, it was a huge shock when it happened. He just came over to me when the others were gone, picked me up in his arms, and flew me up in a tree. He told me he loved me, and I realized right then and there that I loved him too. He kissed me… and… well… you get the idea.

I didn't plan on getting pregnant—and by God the voice was yelling at me through the whole ordeal—but it happened. The only thing that I don't plan on happening is letting the flock or anyone else know that I'm pregnant. Not Fang, not Angel—although she might find out if she reads my mind—and defiantly not Nudge. If Nudge found out she wouldn't be able to keep it in, and chances are she would tell Gazzy, who would tell Iggy, who would tell Fang, and then Angel would read everyone's minds and know, and then she'd tell Total. Then Fang would confront me and I just don't know what I would tell him. In other words, nobody can know.

It's your own fault you got pregnant. I told you not to do it but you did it anyway, and now look what happened! You have ruined everything, Max. How are you supposed to save the world if you're pregnant? The voice yelled at me.

You tell me. I thought back, not really listening to it.

Maximum, you need to concentrate on saving the world, not just having a good time.

I became mad at his statement. Just enjoying my life? Just enjoying my life! Listen you stupid voice, I didn't ask for this. I didn't want to become a stupid bird girl! I don't want to save the world, and I don't want to be pregnant! I'm not trying to just enjoy my life, I'm just trying to be like a normal kid! I want to go to the movies, and swimming at a public pool, and not have to hide everywhere I go from stupid Erasers, but I can't! I'm constantly having to watch out for my flock, and fight, and be cautious about every little thing! This is the first time I've ever put myself before the flock, and you and I both know I never wanted to save the world. I'm only fourteen! I'm going to make mistakes! So just bugger off and go annoy the shit out of some other person who is supposedly supposed to "save the world".

The voice stayed quiet, and I slumped down against a tree, looking at all the sleeping forms in front of me. Hopefully the stupid voice took my advice and left for good, but with my luck he just went for a potty brake and is going to be back in about five minutes. I touched my stomach, not believing that a human being was inside it… well… a human being in the making anyway.

My thoughts were interrupted when I felt a hand on my shoulder. I looked up quickly and saw Fang looking down at me.

"What are you doing up, Max?" he asked me curiously.

"Um… I couldn't sleep." I replied.

Fang sat down beside me, taking my hand in his. He looked into my eyes, and I found myself being pulled in. It was so weird, but he could practically control me with those dark eyes. He pulled me into his lap and leaned in close to me, softly caressing my lips with his. It's so sweet and innocent, but I knew Fang was anything but innocent. He was lethal when he wanted to be.

He pulled me closer to him, and I put my hands against his bare chest. He started giving me butterfly kisses down my neck. He moved back up to my mouth, nibbling my lip, begging for entrance. I opened my mouth without thinking, and his tongue plunged in. I let out a small moan as our tongues touched, and I could feel him smiling against my lips. Fang barley ever smiled, but ever since our little night together he was always sending me secret smiles, true smiles.

We finally pulled away for air, and I laid my head against Fang's chest, snuggling up close for warmth. He put his wings around us, and stroked my hair with one of his hands. I shut my eyes and listened to his heart beat.

"What's on your mind?" he asked quietly.

What was on my mind was the fact that I was going to bear his child, but I wasn't about to tell him that. "I'm just wondering if what we did… up in the tree… was a good idea." I said. That was partly true after all.

Fang stiffened, "Do you regret it?"

"It's not that I didn't like it, Fang, because it was very enjoyable, but I'm not sure if we should have done it. There are all sorts of risks. We should have at least used protection."

Fang was quiet for a few moment, then I felt his head nodding, "Yeah, I suppose we should have…"

He held me closer, as if he were afraid to let me go. After several moments of holding each other we let go and laid down beside each other. I fell asleep a while after to the sound of Fang's slow, even breaths.