Ok, so for those of you who don't know I am the author of three other Maximum Ride fanfics, these fanfics are: Prisoner, Relapse (sequel to Prisoner) and The Sickness. People have asked me to write my version of MR4 and so that is what I intend to do. I am a faxness person so there will be faxness emerging slowly within the story. And I don't own anything, I just write until I get tired of staring at my computer screen. ENJOY!
Coincide- Chapter 1
So you know the whole story, well, most of it at least. And now here we are in the fourth installment where I actually feel somewhat normal. Yes, me… Maximum Ride. Yeah, I still have wings, but now I have a mom and a… um… Jeb.
The flock has been uber-happy lately mostly for being reunited once again, because we all were depressive when we split. My stomach gets uneasy just thinking about it. I'd felt so empty without Fang there to lean on and back me up. Ugh… Fang. Him and I had some talking to do still which would prove most embarrassing, I man the guy kissed me. The silent, unemotional stone cold himself. I love him, but I don't love him, do I?
"Max, I'm glad we're all back together." Angel said beaming with positive energy.
"Me too." I agreed, brushing the tips of her wings with mine on the down strokes. "This is all we need."
"It's getting dark." Fang stated flying up next to me.
"Is that your way of telling me we need to land without actually ordering me to do so?" I questioned furrowing my brow.
He gave a sideward glance and smirked. "Basically."
"Ok." I sighed. "Any ideas where to stay?"
"Trees." He offered with a shrug.
I pondered it for a moment, but with the stress and physical endurance we've suffered at the hands of all the crazies wearing white coats and the stupid superhuman boy, Omega. I hated him. Anyway the point of this 'Nudgian ramble' is that with us still having enough money… I could get a hotel room. Chancy with our sudden popularity, but I'm willing to risk it for a good night of sleep.
"Hotel." I said breaking away from my thoughts.
He nodded seeming to see my point. "Sounds like a plan."
"A very good plan." I smiled with sudden confidence.
"Don't push it." He said dropping back and shaking his head. That was the most normal conversation we'd had since the kiss… well, the second kiss.
Scanning the land below us, I could see we were flying above a small town. It had a strip mall, but it was quite small. A shabby hotel or rather, motel, was sitting a few blocks away lighting up a vacancy sign. Bingo.
"Alright, target the trees behind that motel on your decent." I called to the flock. "I'll head down first."
I managed to touch down right at the edge of the trees without any people turning to me with suspecting eyes. It was quite deserted around here, almost a ghost town, almost.
"Isn't this the hot spot." Fang muttered with dripping sarcasm.
"Sure is." I smiled pretending not to notice.
The rest of the flock flew down just seconds apart, Iggy still sporting a baby carrier on his back holding Total. I wondered for a second if we could actually pass Total off for a baby if we put him in a shirt or something, but the chances weren't likely, at all.
"Ok, Fang stuff the dog in your bag." I ordered walking away from the trees to the motel before us, oozing confidence.
"You're so cold." I heard Total mutter behind me.
"Yeah, yeah." I replied under my breath trying to hide my annoyance.
"May I help you?" The young man at the desk asked looking us over.
I looked at his name tag, Tad, I know I'm not one to criticize, but he'd fit in perfectly with our group with a name like that.
"Yes Tad." I spoke wearing a smile. "We need a room."
"Is that so?" He questioned with a smirk.
"Yes." I said with a nod.
"How old are you?" He questioned raising a blond eyebrow.
"Eighteen." I stated. "How old are you?"
"Nineteen." He supplied with a laugh. "How many rooms you want?"
"Just one." I said taking the time to look around the lobby, nothing suspicious so far.
"Do you have a credit card?" He inquired taking the time to look me over again. He was getting on my nerves very quick. He was letting me rent a room, but yet he still was looking at me like a juvenile who had no business to be here.
"Yes." I replied curtly as I took the card out of my jeans and slid it onto the cold counter. As he typed into his computer and went along with the rest of the business Fang came to stand next to me. I could see he was just as tense as I felt. I turned back and mindlessly watched Tad as I folded my arms onto the desk and rested my chin there.
"Here you go." He said turning and handing me two keys. "Have a nice stay."
"Thanks." I muttered snatching the keys and walking to room nine. If I had to guess, I'd say there weren't even a hundred rooms in this place.
"There." Fang pointed out our room as we all filed down the red hall.
"Cross your fingers." I said sliding in the key setting off two green lights and a tiny clicking sound. When I opened the door, we were met with an overwhelming odor of smoke and the sight of two beds and one roll away folded up against the wall.
"Perfect." Fang said thoughtfully as I nodded along beside him.
"Gazzy and Ig have one bed and Nudge and Angel will take the other." I proclaimed flopping into a chair that sat by the window. Fang took the one on the other side of the table, across from me.
"Angel, take your shower." Fang said meeting my eyes, I could feel the corner of my mouth twitch upward.
I'll admit that I'm not quite completely comfortable with sharing my leadership with Fang, but I am slowly getting used to it. I think we're finally learning to coincide.
AN: Hope you enjoyed! Give a review and I'll love you!