A/N: Hey peeps! It's your fave author, SWK. I created "Lady of Shallot: Max Ride" before this, but then I was like, "Wait a sec, I could do a series of AU based on someone testing the love of Fax". I loved the idea, so I used it. Waddaya think?
Disclaimer/Claimer: I don't own Max. I do own this idea, though.
Across the Ages: Prologue
Why did it have to be Fang? Max thought as she looked at Fang, lying prone on the hospital bed (For the non verbalists, prone means still). He had protected her, kept her from harm, and it had killed him.
They were flying above California around midnight when the Erasers attacked. They were version 6.whatever, so these Erasers could fly. They were all doing well until Ari showed up. Again. But this time, in the middle of Max fighting. He had been about to slice her neck when Fang had dove in, taking the claw near the heart. It looked like poetry, his dark body dropping to the ground in the cold, pure moonlight, accompanied by the melody of Nudge's cried, "Faaaaaaaannnnnng!!!!!" that sounded like a clear note on a flute.
Max had planned to stay up to watch over Fang, but after all the fighting, she was tired and had to crash.
The landscape was very odd in this dream. It looked almost like a fortuneteller's tent. Max's eyes swept around warily, observing the small crystal ball on a wooden table and colorful scarves everywhere.
"Can I help you?" a voice came out of nowhere, causing Max to stiffen and prepare for an attack.
The speaker was a young woman who looked rather like a gypsy, with dark hair bound under one of the colorful scarves and bright, decorated clothes.
"Who are you?" Max growled, not moving from attack-ready position.
"I have many names, but I guess you could call Fait," the woman said, moving to sit down at the huge loom in the corner.
"What do you want, why am I here?"
"You came here on your own accord, dear. Why ARE you here?"
"I... I want to save Fang! I love him!"
Fait sighed. " Do you know how many people have come in here saying that? You mortals are so fickle in your love. How do I know you really love him? How do I know he loves you back?"
"He told me that he loves me a few weeks ago!"
"So what? You are young, my dear. You are but 17. When you have lived a millennium as I have, you may judge."
"Well, what if you
Fait stopped weaving. "I'm listening."
"You propose a test, and I'll do it."
"Do you see this?" Fait pointed to the loom. "This is 'Fang's' life. I weave lives and destroy them. When they die I sew a black thread on the top. I won't sew this thread in if you complete this task for me-"
"OK! What ever it is, I'll do it!"
"Even without hearing the challenge?"
"Then I'll tell
you the challenge. The challenge is to visit 5 different places and
times: Camelot of King Arthur, the Mayan Civilization, the Civil War
in the US, Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs, and World War 2 in
Germany. You must fall in love with Fang every time. You won't know
him and you will be put in different places each time. Do you still
"I'd do ANYTHING to save Fang."
"Then step in here."
Max and Fait stepped into a room. It was plain off white, with nothing besides a table with 2 chairs, and a crystal ball. The crystal ball was on a silver stand decorated with swirling winds, dragons and phoenixes, and the ball itself was a pure crystal filled with silver-ish smoke.
"Are you ready? Your first stop: Camelot."
A/N: Kyaaaaa! This is de prologue! What d' y'all think! R&R peeps! And in Camelot, you get commentary from "My Sugar-High Friend" / "Queen of Sugar-Highness"! Yay 4 u!!