Author's Note: I know some people like romance and some don't so I made this a story for both. I will keep the romance and adventure in separate chapters so the people like me who don't like romance can skip it. If you don't like romance you can skip this chapter. I will put a short summary of it at the beginning of the next chapter. If you do like romance, read on. By the way, this takes place after they save the world from Itex and company.

Disclaimer: Really, if I own Maximum Ride would I be posting this?

Iggy's Point of View

I was on watch when Max came up and sat next to me. I had noticed that she had been acting strange around Fang lately and tonight she looked troubled.

"Is something up with you and Fang?" I asked

"That obvious, Huh?" she replied.

"Kind of."

"I don't know. Things have been kind of awkward between us since he kissed me." She confessed. I was amazed she told me anything, not to mention something that personal. It must have really been bothering her.

"He kissed you?" I said aloud, then muttered "lucky dog" under my breath.

"Yeah" she said, and then asked "Did you just say what it sounded like you just said?"

"That depends" I answered carefully, not sure how to proceed.

"On what?"

"On what it sounded like I said" I said with my usual joking attitude. Then, more seriously, I continued,"And on how you'd feel about it."

Max replied just as seriously and at a softer volume than I've ever heard her use. "It sounded like you said 'lucky dog'. If that is what you said then I'd be amazed but delighted at the same time."

"Really?" I asked incredulously.

"Really" she said. She was smiling now. I think she could tell by my tone that that was what I had said and that I had meant it too.

"Why me?" I asked.

"Why not?" she replied frankly.

"You know why not, Max. I'm blind. Fang's not." I said just as frankly.

"Do you really think I care?" she said angrily."You know me better than that, Iggy. If you let it keep you from doing things you can do or if you took advantage of it like some people would, then it would bother me. But you don't, so it doesn't. Besides, Fang's dark and gloomy and, quite frankly, he's kind of creepy."

"Oh" was all I could say. I still couldn't get it to sink in. Max liked me back! I had never in a million years thought that could be possible!

"Yeah. Oh." she said but I could tell she was teasing me."Honestly, the night he kissed me, I ran away and slept in the rain, not that I slept much anyway. All I could think was 'what did I do wrong.' I knew things would be awkward between us and now is not a good time for that."

"So true" I said, and then mentally smacked myself for not being able to come up with anything better. "You should get some sleep." I said." You have next watch, after all."

"Yeah, I guess" she said and went back to lay with the flock.

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