A/N: It has a lame title that I don't think really fits the story. I would just like to say that I am not American so I will not be attempting to name states and what not. You might also notice different spelling of words like realise instead of realize. Just a warning. I hope you enjoy, this is my first fanfic.

Disclaimer: I do not own Maximum Ride.

Chapter 1

I stared up at the stars. They were so beautiful. It was good to be in the woods where light pollution didn't affect them. The sky's inky blackness somehow made me feel safe.

I returned my gaze to the ground. A fire was crackling and in the middle of our clearing. Angel and Nudge were playing a card game with a pack we bought at a store. The Gasman and Iggy were talking amongst themselves in hushed voices, probably discussing their next bomb.

When I looked over at Fang a strange tingle passed through my body. He was leaning against a tree with his eyes closed. Anyone else would have thought he was asleep, but I could tell he wasn't. He was tense and probably listening to everything that was going on around us.

When he felt my gaze on him he opened his eyes. I quickly tore my gaze from him and pretended like I hadn't been staring at him.

"Ok everyone!" I called as I stood up, "Time for bed!"

Angel and Nudge looked up from their card game. Angel turned to Nudge with a huge smile plastered to her face. "I win!" she declared.

Nudge scowled and muttered, "Cheater."

Luckily Angel didn't hear.

Gazzy yawned and stretched. He crawled over to his pack and dragged out a blanket. Yeah, we had bought blankets. Winter was just ending but it was still cold. But we could only carry two. So everyone had to share.

"I'll take first watch," I announced.

Everyone nodded sleepily, everyone but Fang.

Angel, Nudge, Total and the Gasman all curled up under one blanket. Iggy got under the other and Fang made his way over to it.

I made myself comfy on a log and waited for everyone to go to sleep. The kids were asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow. Iggy took a little longer. Fang closed his eyes but I had no idea if he was asleep or not. It was hard to tell with that guy.

I readied myself to go into my Zen state. You know? When you watch and listen without thinking. It's crucial for watch.

But for some reason I couldn't stop thinking. My mind travelled back to when Ari died. He had finally stopped being my enemy and became my half-brother. I promised him I would get his body, but I didn't have a chance. With thoughts of Ari, my mind soon found its way onto the subject of Fang.


Uh! Uber annoying.

I mentally slapped myself.

Concentrate on your surroundings! I scolded myself.

But no matter how hard I tried, my thoughts returned to the night in the cave. Fang. Me. And the kiss.

I sighed.

Fang's eyes snapped open and he turned to look at me.

So he hadn't been asleep!

A/N: Sorry for the shortness. The chapters get longer. Fax is on its way. That's practically what my whole story is about. Please review. Constructive criticism is welcome.