A/N: My first Max/Alec fic so R&R...

Sorry this one's so short, but I'm slammed at work...

Updates up soon!

Manticore was gone- forever. Just when I thought it would get better, it's only gotten worse. Now White is after us- all of us. Especially me, and somehow I always drag Alec into it. Alec. Somehow in the past few months, he wormed his way under my skin, and became my friend. Standing there on top of the space needle, I realized, that maybe, just maybe he was my hint of normal.

When Max walked into Jam Poney that morning OC and Sketchy were waiting at her locker. "Have you seen your hott boy, Boo?" Max shook her head. God, what has he done this time? She let out a frustrated sigh. "Not since… Well… Not since…" "Two days ago?" Cindy offered. Max nodded. "Yeah. Why?" OC just shrugged, ready to leave it at that, when Sketchy stepped in and helped Max out. "Normal's threatening to can his ass." Ah, so Golden Boy has fallen off the pedestal. "I'll call him." The pair simply nodded.

"Hello?" His voice was strained and there was a lot of background noise. Even with her transgenic hearing, Max was having a hard time. "Hey, where are you?" She could hear him smirk. "Worried about me Maxie?" She growled in frustration. "Don't make me find you and kick your ass. Normal's threatening to can you." His tone went from playful to serious in two seconds. "Stall for five minutes." And he hung up. Max just rolled her eyes and walked over to Normal.