It was the next day that he started noticing the differences in himself. And, seriously, it was starting to freak him out. It wasn't bad things, but still...
He was more aware, that was the best way to describe it. His senses were always more sensitive than a normal persons, but now they were all hyper-sensitive. He was noticing things he would never notice before, and it was kind of driving him crazy.
Max had gone to work. She hadn't wanted to, Alec knew that she was scared to leave him alone, but he had convinced her to. She couldn't stay by him twenty four hours a day. Now, he didn't know what to tell her.
It wasn't just the fact that he was more aware. He had tested out his other abilities on a whim and found out that he was slightly stronger, slightly faster, could see slightly farther. Alec chewed his lip as he walked around the city. He didn't know what it meant, or why it was happening, and that was what was really driving him crazy.
He got back to his apartment and collapsed wearily on his couch. His muscles still ached slightly from whatever had happened to him to make him like this, and he was tired of worrying about it.
He closed his eyes and tried to clear his mind of all of it, when an image of the writing that had appeared on Max's skin floated through his mind. His eyes snapped open and he sat up straight on the couch.
He knew what they said, knew what it meant. He got up, intending to find Max, pausing only to think that he wanted to kill Sandoman, if it was him doing this.
Alec had went to find Original Cindy but she said that Max had ditched again in the middle of the day. Alec chewed his lip worriedly, trying to think where she would go. Then he smiled a little and headed towards the place.
Alec looked up at the Space Needle before heading up. He remembered Max telling him a few times that she liked to go up here to think.
When he got to the top, she was sitting, knees pulled up and close to the edge.
"Hey." He said, sitting down beside her. She looked over at him and smiled.
"Hey. How are you feeling?" Alec shrugged.
"I told you, I'm fine, Maxie." Alec shifted uncomfortably. "Actually, I figured out what this is all about." He reached over and took her hand, rubbing a finger over her wrist where the words had appeared.
"How?" Alec smirked a little.
"Apparently, it's in my coding." He rolled his eyes.
"And what does it all mean?" He grinned a little at her.
"Apparently, we're the saviors of the transgenic world." Max stared at him for a minute, and then she let out a laugh and laid back. Alec's grin widened for a second, and he laid down next to her. He stared up at the stars.
"So, we're the ones who are going to save all of our people. From what?" Alec shrugged.
"Hell if I know." Max lifted her head a little to look at him.
"So, we're supposed to fight off some threat against all transgenics. Except we don't know what it is." Alec nodded. "But it's over, right? I mean, your not going to fall out on me, again, are you?"
"Nope." Alec said. "Apparently Sandoman or whoever is doing this just wanted to give me an edge."
"That's good." Max laid her head down on his shoulder. "This is all so screwed up." She mumbled after a minute. Alec grinned.
"Yeah, I know." Alec lay there for a few minutes, with the comforting weight of Max at his side.
"Hey, Maxie?" Alec said after a while, his eyes closed.
"I love you." It came out easy, like he had said a hundred times before, and he wondered why he hadn't. Max shifted, wrapping one arm around his waist.
"I love you too." A soft smile came to Alec's face. Yeah, maybe they had a lot to work on, but it was okay, they would figure it out. Together.