A/N- My second Maximum Ride fanfiction! Hooray for me! I'm so special! I'm making this up as I go along! La la la la la...
Disclaimer- I've put this on nineteen stories now. Wow.
Aw, man. Again. Again. Again.
It never worked!
No matter how hard that I tried, I couldn't get Max and Fang together! I swear, it would be easier to get Nudge and Iggy together...
Iggy and Nudge?
Maybe that was a possibility. Niggy. Would either of them like it? Did I care?
But then again... Iggy liked Ella. Nudge liked Nick Jonas. How could I tear them apart? Hm... that could be challenging.
Oh well. Anything is a challenge if you think about it in the right light.
I smiled and sat up, hugging Celeste even closer to me, if possible. Total whined sleepily, glancing up at me.
"Angel...? What are you doing up...?" He mumbled sleepily.
"Sh, Total." I whispered. "I just thought of a good idea. Go back to sleep."
"Can do..." He mumbled again, going back to sleep.
I smirked at this. Would Total ever learn that going to sleep when Angel had a good idea, probably wasn't the best of ideas? Probably not.
I stood up, brushed off the dirt on my jeans, and walked over to the mouth of the cave that we were sleeping in. I glanced around the outside and smiled at the moon. It was nearly full. That could be useful.
"Angel?" Max sounded surprised that I was awake. "What are you doing up?"
"Oh, Max..." I said, pretending to yawn. I must admit that I was a pretty good actor. Max would totally believe anything that I said.
"Total kicked me..." I mumbled, rubbing my eyes. Max sighed and patted my head.
"I will never understand why you wanted that dog," she said, shrugging. I gave her a sleepy smile.
"I love Total, Max. But not as much as I love you." Max smiled and gave me a quick hug. Afterward, her face got a bit more serious and her forehead pinched together.
"I love you, too, Angel, but you need to get to bed."
I nodded. "Okay, Max. Good night."
As I laid down, a smirk covered my face. Nudge... soon Halloween would be here. And you would get a slight fright.
"No..." I mumbled. "Go away... it's not morning..."
"Yes, it is." Max said irritably. "Get your butt up or I'll kick it."
I slowly sat up, my eyes still closed. It was too early to wake up. Why couldn't we ever wake some other time, like early afternoon? That sounded good.
"Open your eyes, Nudge, and get a jacket on. It should be a little chilly."
I groaned and flopped back down. Why? Why did it have to be fall? Couldn't it be some other season, like summer? Summer was good. It was warm then. Even at night.
"Wake up!" Gazzy shouted in my ears.
My eyes flew open and I squeaked. It was too bright! Too bright, too bright! Ugh, I was gonna kick his flippin' butt!
"Gazzy!" I squealed, glaring at him. "You big jerk! It's too bright!"
He laughed, and ran to the other side of the cave, next to Iggy. He then whispered something to the older boy, who laughed.
I frowned, anger easily flowing through me. They were probably talking about how they were going to destroy my hair with some sort of chemical or something. Stupid boys.
"Maaaax!" I whined. "Make them leave me aloooone!"
"I'm sorry, what was that? I don't speak whine," Max said dryly. I glared at her.
"Fine, whatever, like I care. Can we just, like, eat? I'm so hungry. What's for breakfast? Can we have poptarts, or popcorn, or pop? I'm in a pop mood. Anything that has a pop in it, I really want it right now! Gosh, I want it! Max, can we-"
"We're gonna have whatever we can find, Nudge." Max said, rolling her eyes.
"Okay!" I exclaimed. "But if you can-"
Iggy placed a hand over my mouth, grinning. "I'll be sure not to get anything that has pop in it, don't you worry about it Nudge."
I glared at him and tried to talk, but, alas, his hand was still over my mouth. Max sighed.
"Iggy, you and Fang go find us some stuff. Here's the card, don't go too wild and buy anything you see. Fang, don't buy anything for me. Iggy, don't buy anything perverted like I would expect you to."
"I'm offended!" Iggy exclaimed, taking the Max card quickly.
"Yeah, yeah." She murmured.
"Don't worry, Max. We won't get into too much trouble." Fang said.
"Key words: too much." Max answered.
Iggy laughed and the two older boys left. Max sighed and turned to us.
"All right, what do you want to do, guys?" She asked.
"I want to go pick out Halloween costumes!" I exclaimed. "And I want to meet Nick Jonas! And I want to be pretty! And I want-"
"One thing at a time, Nudge." Max said.
"I want to be in Halloween." Angel whispered. "It would be so much fun, Max. I want to be an angel, like Celeste."
"Yeah!" Gazzy exclaimed. "And I want to be Superman! Or Spiderman! Or Zorro! Or even-"
"Hold it, guys!" Max exclaimed. "I never said that I would actually do Halloween!"
"Please Max?" Angel whispered, using her little girl voice and making her face look totally innocent. Gosh, I love that girl.
"Yeah, Max? Can't we please?" I asked, giving her my Bambi eyes.
"Maybe." She said flatly. "I'll have to think about it."
"You don't have much time." Gazzy said, grinning. "There's only three more days until Halloween!"
"Including today." I added. "Max, there's only a couple days until Halloween comes. We could get free candy, and candy doesn't come our way very much."
"That's because I don't want you guys to get sick." She said, just as flatly as before. "Or fat. Either one would be bad in a fight against Earasers or any other crap that we might come across."
"Please Max! I'll be good! I promise!" I begged.
She hesitated. "I'll think about it."
"This is so weird. We're shopping." I muttered, touching the bread that we had gotten. Wheat bread of course. Fang is such a kiss-up.
"Yup." Was all he said in an answer.
"Are there any cute girls around?" I asked, wishing that I could see. The tile was white, and that was pretty much it.
"Thanks!" I exclaimed, pouting. "This is the worst shopping trip ever! Where in the heck are we in this stupid Walmart anyway?!"
"We're nearly done. Just some fruit, and then we're done."
"It's a good thing that we never have too much stuff to buy. Seriously, I have never been in a store for longer than a half hour." I said, glancing around, trying to find some white.
A white shirt. Somebody was wearing a white shirt. Hm. Too bad that didn't tell too much about them.
"Are there still no hot girls around?" I asked.
"There are two girls that I guess you could call pretty over there. One is wearing a white shirt."
Ah. White-shirt-girl. Hm... hm... why do I keep thinking hm? Hm. Aw, crap.
"Of course you wouldn't find them pretty because you've got the hots for Max." I said, jabbing him with my elbow. He didn't reply.
I sighed. "This is why I hang out with the Gasman and not you. You say nearly nothing. It's as annoying as heck, ya know that? You've said maybe ten words all day!"
"C'mon, we're leaving." Fang said flatly.
"Fine." I answered.
As we stood in line, I heard Fang pick up a magazine. "Wazzat?"
Ah. That explained it. Nudge was totally in love with that guy, whoever he was. Of course, we were both curious as to why she liked him, so we used any chance that we got to find out stuff about him. After all, it was a peek into a girl's mind, yes?
"What's it say?"
"Nothing." He put it back.
I sighed. We probably knew as much about him as his biggest fan did. Pathetic, right? But I was slightly curious as to what Nudge liked in a boy.
After all... I don't know. I'm probably just weird.
The lady that was scanning our items was flirting with Fang. Dude, and she sounded like she was twenty, maybe twenty-five. Poor sap.
As we flew home, I heard Angel start to talk to me.
Iggy, will you get a rose?
And why would I do that exactly?
Because you like her.
I stopped beating my wings for a couple of seconds, falling about twenty feet. I finally got back up, and Fang gave me a weird look.
"I think that we left the water running at our old house where we used to live with Jeb!" I quickly made up that little random thing. What else was I supposed to tell him?!
He gave me another weird look before looking forward, ignoring me. I gave a little sigh.
I have no honest clue what you're talking about.
I heard Angel giggle in my mind. You guys always go against it. Especially Max.
What's that supposed to mean?!
Whenever I say that Max likes Fang, she always freezes up and denies it.
Well, I don't like Nudge. It would be like you liking Gazzy. It would NOT WORK!
Sure ya don't.
Go away! I don't like Nudge.
Jeez, what was with that little girl anyway?! Me... liking Nudge?! Crazy.
I have three steps for my plans, in which Max, Fang, Iggy, and Nudge are all at the first one:
Step one: denial.
Step two: awkwardness.
Step three: acceptance.
I'm sick of waiting for the second step with Fang and Max, so I'm moving on to Nudge and Iggy. They look cute together.
There's only one little thing that would make this plan fail, and that's if Max chose to not let us do Halloween. Gosh, I hope she does.
I dug into the Poptarts happily, chewing quickly. "Mm..." I mumbled around the food.
Iggy laughed. "And I told Fang not to get any Poptarts, but does he ever listen? Nope."
I stuck my tongue out at him before continuing to eat the delicous food. Gosh, it was so yummy...
"Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel..." Max said slowly. "I guess... that... we can do Halloween this year. I don't see too much harm in it."
"REALLY?!" I squealed. "Oh, Max, this is so great! I'm so excited! Can we get the costumes tomorrow? Can I be a witch or a vampire or-"
"Calm down, Nudge," Max said, rolling her eyes. "Sure, we can get the costumes tomorrow..."
"YAY! DID YOU HEAR THAT, ANGEL?! WE CAN HAVE OUR FIRST HALLOWEEN EVER! OMIGOSH, I'M SO EXCITED! I WANNA GET LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF CANDY! OHH, WHAT SHOULD I BE FOR IT, THOUGH!? A PRINCESS OR MAYBE-"
Iggy put his hand over my mouth.
"I don't know!" Angel answered, smiling. "I wanna be an angel!"
"Just like your name!" I said after peeling Iggy's hand off my mouth. "I wish I had a name like that! I wish my name was Rose because I love roses! They're my favorite flower!"
Suddenly, Iggy seemed to take a step back, unsurity in his blind eyes. "What?"
"I love roses." I said blankly. "Is that bad or something? Iggy, you look sick. You feelin' okay?"
"I-I'm fine!" He exclaimed, brushing it off. His face was red, though. He brushed past Angel while walking away from me and I could tell that they were talking to each other with their minds. What was going on? What were they talking about? It was obviously about me? Did I do something wrong? Uh oh.
"What was that about, Angel?" I asked her.
She gave me a quick, secret smile. "It's a secret, Nudge. Sorry."
I blinked in confusion. "What?"
She laughed. "Don't worry about it, Nudge. You'll know soon enough..."
What the crap was going on around here?! And whatever it was, I hoped that it didn't get in the way of our Halloween fun!
A/N- The whole Halloween thing came as a totally random idea to me. Lol. Anyway, R&R, no flames because if you do I'll find you and kick your big fatt butt.