Hey all okay so I read the Max Ride stories and fell in love with them. So a week later this popped into my mind. This is my first Maximum Ride story but I have other fanfictions.

I don't own the story or any of the characters just the plot line!! (well i might own a few characters but they haven't come into the story yet and i am not sure they will be added at all lol)

So I hope you like I have started writing the next chapter and you may find out what Fang was dreaming about. wink wink (opps i said too much)

Okay so read and see if you like it.

Finally when able to speak I looked at him. "Are you serious Fang? She offered to cook?" A new round of laughter ensued.

Fang brought himself under control before I could. I suddenly missed his laughter. "It was pretty weird. Ig took control at that point telling Gazzy to pour juice while he cooked. The other Max looked at him like he was... um," he stopped.

This was the most I'd heard him talk in a long time. I so didn't want it to stop. Not at all. I liked the sound of Fang's voice it was comforting. "How did she look at him?" I prodded.

Fang thought for a moment. I looked at him there was absolutely no emotion in his dark features. "Well... like he was a mutant freak," Fang answered finally.

I straightened up, looking at him. "Earth to Fang we're all mutant freaks."

Fang flashed one of his rare smiles, and I put my head on his shoulder. "Well yeah," he rolled his eyes, "but if we were normal she would have looked at him like he was a mutant freak. But the best part was she pointed out that he was blind." He let out a bark of laughter.

"Le'me guess Iggy just laughed at her," I said taking another sip of the Coke; then I passed it to Fang.

"Yup. He just brushed it off. Quite humorous." Fang took a sip. "Then the other Max offered to do Nudge's hair, and she told Total to get off the bed."

I shook my head. A person can look like me, dress like me, and even talk like me, but the Flock would never believe it was me. "That dog shouldn't be on the bed anyway." I said half-mindedly.

Fang looked down at me. I could feel his dark eyes on me. They were boring holes into my skin. "What?" I said looking up out of the corner of my eye at him.

He shifted his shoulder out from under my head sill glaring at me. I swear if he had laser eyes like Superman I'd me mincemeat. "Okay who are you and where is the real Maximum Ride?" There was absolutely no emotion in his voice or in his dark eyes.

"Fang I don't know what you mean. The real Maximum Ride is right here." I state plainly. He still looked at me. I shifted uneasily where I sat. "Why are you looking at me like that?" I was hurt out of all the Flock Fang knew me the best.

"I don't believe you." He stated as plainly as if he were saying 'nice weather we're having'.

"Look if you don't believe me, ask me a question only the real Max would know."

Fang's gaze didn't change. "What did Angel ask to do before she was kidnapped? Who did you meet when you left Nudge and I to help that girl? What was the girl's name? Do you have something in your arm and if so what is it?" His jaw tightened and he folded his arms over his chest.

"Angel wanted to pick some strawberries. Dr. Martinez, and Ella Martinez. Yeah other than bones and muscles I have a computer chip of some sort." I answered all his questions in one breath. Fang could really keep a straight face; I mean like those guys who wore the funny hats in England, Fang would probably make a good one of those, not that I would let him.

His arms muscles flexed under his shirt as if getting ready to hit me. Suddenly there was the faintest flicker of a smile nothing bigger than the side of his mouth going up. "I am only joking Max I know it is you." He started laughing.

His laugh was light and musical. It made me want to join in on the laughter even if I was mad at him. I punched him in the arm playfully. "You jerk. How dare you do that to me! You scared me."

Fang rubbed the arm that I hadn't punched with his hand. "Ow that hurt I guess this is the real Max, only she would be that mean." He sulked.

I giggled, I never giggle. He knew me way too well. But that is why we were so close. We knew each other like the back of our hand. "I'm sorry. Did I hurt you Fangy?" I asked like I was talking to a child not a fourteen-year-old boy that could easily pass as sixteen if need be. "You want me to kiss your boo-boo?"

Fang glared at my tone. "Yes mom, please. I don't think I will be able to live if you don't." Sarcasm dripped from his voice like an over filled rain cloud.

I smiled brightly at him. "Just trying to help Fangy or is it Fnick?"

"Well don't go around hitting me. Then I wouldn't need your help." Fang snarled. "So you want to take the first watch or should I take it and let you sleep?" His voice changed to a void of emotion.

"I wouldn't be able to sleep even if I wanted to. I am so afraid that I will wake up to find myself tied up and in an isolation tank again." I answered truthfully.

"Yeah we should have caught on to the fact that you were being taken. I am sorry we didn't." Fang said. "I talk full blame for that."

I smiled, "Okay well you get some sleep I'll wake you when I need a break."

"Yes ma'am." Fang stretched out his legs and arms. Then he clasped his hands together and put them behind his head as a pillow. "G'night Max."

"G'night Fang." I looked down at him. Just like this he looked so peaceful and...and handsome. Wait had I just thought that? That was impossible. Fang had been my best friend for fourteen years. But that is all we were just friends right?

You know Max, one's emotions and feelings grow and change as they get older. The voice inside my head informed me.

So what are you saying? I asked it. Are you suggesting I am starting to like, like Fang? Not that my voice ever answered a direct question. I shared my body with it but it wouldn't give me answers when I needed them most.

So what happened next came a huge surprise to me. Actually Max that is exactly what I am saying. You may have acquired true feelings for Fang.

I was in total shock. But not because of what my voice said but because it had answered a direct question right after I had asked it. But soon that feeling faded and its words sunk in. Me liking Fang. In my mind it really wasn't that hard to believe. I mean he had always been there for me through thick and thin. Even thinking about being away from him scared me. I could completely accept the fact that I, Maximum Ride liked my best friend in the whole world.

Minutes passed in silence leaving me with all of my thoughts. I sat there by Fang listening to every sound around me. I could hear the Flock's breathing and the normal sound of the night critters. But then something moved it was close, really close, and too close for comfort. I was on full alert now and was about to wake Fang when I realized that he had moved. His arms were now resting at his side where before they were under his head. That was the movement I had heard. I was sure of it but I never let my guard down.

Silence followed, nothing else just quiet. Then suddenly Fang moaned. I looked down his face was contorted in pain. His body jerked around. What was happening to him? Was this a side affect of the blood I had given him? Oh God please help him be okay.

His chest jumped forward but his arms didn't move as if they were tied at his side. I didn't know what was happening. "Fang," I cried out. Then he stopped moving, his chest rose and fell showing he was breathing but nothing else.

Time rolled by slowly and quietly until I heard the next occurrences of many. "If you think you are going to get anything out of me you are wrong, dead wrong." A voice I knew very well, Fang's voice, mumbled.

I looked down at him. "What did you say?" I asked tenderly.

"Like I am going to tell you." Fang sneered harshly. At first I thought he was responding to my but soon found out that he was just talking in his sleep. Then he yelped in pain. "Ow that hurt. But you still aren't getting anything out of me." His face was set in a smirk.

I had never heard Fang talk in his sleep before but then there is a first time for everything right? I turned my attention back to my surroundings. Listening for even the slightest sound, if anything happened I'd be ready.

Then Fang hissed in agony. I looked down at him again; his normally unemotional features were distorted in pain. Something was happening to Fang, something bad.

Fang's hands had slipped behind his back and he was struggling against invisible bonds. "What are you doing with her dog-boy?" Ari, a picture of the seven year old flashed in my mind. Fang was having a nightmare and Ari was involved with it.

I wanted to wake him up when he struggled harder. "If you think that hurting her is going to make me tell you your so wrong." He called out to the night.

"What is going on with him?" Total's voice scared me. The dog had walked up to me while I was paying attention to Fang.

"He's having a bad dream. That is all just a bad dream." I was trying to convince myself just as much as him. "Go curl up with Angel and go back to sleep," I commanded. Total did as I told him for once.

"Ari if you love her why are you threatening to hurt her?" Fang asked. My eyes widened. Angel had said that Ari loved me. So Fang was dreaming about Ari and me, but what was happening. This was one of those times that I wished that I had Angel's power.

"Ha, she will never love you Ari. You have taken too much from her. Plus you are seven years younger than her." I undoubtedly knew he was talking about me now. Ari had seven years to my fourteen leaving him seven years behind. Fang was right about me never loving Ari, never in a million years.

Fang resisted his unseen restraints again. "You are a dirty scum bag and that is what you will always be." His face twisted into anger. Fang's head thrust sideways violently like he had been slapped. But no pain slipped into his cold, angered features.

"Stop hurting her you bastard." Fang yelled. "That is no way to make her love you."

I was staring at him now. Nothing else in the world mattered right now. Fang was having a full-blown nightmare and it was hurting him a lot. An Eraser could have come up but I would never have known.

Fang's jaw clenched, "You wouldn't dare." Fang struggled ever more at whatever had him in their clutched. "No not Max anyone but Max." His voice was just above a whisper; there was so much pain and sadness in it I wanted to cry. But I had heard him; he had clearly said my name.

"No." Fan's proud head hit his chest and his shoulders slumped. "No, no, no," he croaked out a cry.

Now I was kneeling over him watching his every movement. His head was on his chest and every muscle had slackened. He wasn't fighting any more.

Then his once smooth face roughened. Anger was present, his muscles tightened. "No, no, no, NO!" His voice grew progressively louder until he screamed. "You bastard." Venom dripped from the two words. "You bloody..." He stopped. "You will pay for that, and you will pay for it dearly." His words were just above a whisper.

He thrashed about on the ground more savagely than before. I put my hands on his shoulders trying to hold him down. "Fang. Fang wake up you are dreaming." He kicked out with his legs. "Fang, Fang please wake up." I sobbed.

He stopped in mid movement. His eyes opened slowly. So many emotions flooded into his face. I could only pinpoint relief, embarrassment, and sadness right off the back. It was the first time I had ever seen so much emotion in his face in my whole existence.

He breathed out a sigh of relief. Sitting up he slipped his arms around my waist, pulling me to him he hugged me tightly. "God I thought I had lost you," he breathed into my neck.

"Fang you were just dreaming," I said, his strong arms still around me. Not that I minded, it made me feel safe, for the first time in a long time I felt safe, here in the Everglades with Fang's arms protecting me. "It's okay Fang you were dreaming."

Fang blushed. "Oh Max I'm so sorry, I am so, so sorry." He held me tightly, not letting go. I would have to say I wasn't complaining.

"What are you sorry for Fang?" I asked him.

He looked up, his dark eyes locking on mine. "I left you. I promised that I wouldn't but I did. Mind you it wasn't my fault Ari took me. I am so sorry, please forgive me."

I smiled, "Fang you were just dreaming. Everything is okay. Ari isn't here, we're in the Everglades."

Fang broke out eye contact and looked around. His eyes widened in realization. He looked back at me and blushed at the fact that his arms were still around me. He dropped his arms. I immediately missed them; I didn't want his arms gone. I dropped my arms from his shoulders too.

"Oh right." He blushed deeper. "I am sorry if I made you feel weird."

I shook my head. "No not at all. I was so scared when you started thrashing around." I hugged him again. "So what were you dreaming about? I mean I heard my name."

Fang blushed ever deeper into the color red, "Um well..." Fang looked at me. "I don't really want to tell you." He sighed. "It is kind of embarrassing."

"Oh that is alright you don't have to." I stuttered. "So you want to take the next shift?" I changed the subject.

"Um yeah. You get some shut eye, I promise that I wont let anything bad happen to you." He looked at me intensely. His eyes held mine not letting go, not blinking, nothing. I dropped his gaze. Curling up in a ball, I tried to go to sleep. "Max?"

I looked up at him. "Yeah?" He held out his fist for me to pound. I stacked mine on top of his, smiling. "Hey this is a really weird question but can I..."

"Yeah you can." He had read my mind; he stretched out his long legs letting me rest my head on his thigh. He started stroking my hair with his graceful fingers.

I was happy at that moment to have him as my friend. Not just my friend but my best friend. I had known him almost all my life and had yet to meet anyone like him, even that boy Sam, who vaguely resembled Fang, didn't hold his own compared to my Fang.

I fell asleep with my head on Fang's thigh with him petting my hair. I felt safe again, for the second time that night. If only that feeling would last forever, then everything would be all right.

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