You are the great Maximum Ride.
I took another deep breath. I could do this, right? It's what I was made for. Saving the world.
I gave myself a little mini-pep talk.
Her we were, me and my amazing flock, at the last and final standing Itex. I was so close…we were so close.
whispered. "I have to talk to you."
"Can it wait?" I pleaded. "We're right here!"
"This is important!" he insisted.
"Fang, please can it wait?" I asked one last time.
He sighed. "Fine."
I looked back towards the building. "Are you guys ready?"
"Ready!" Nudge exclaimed.
"All set!" Angel informed me.
"Let's blow this sucker up!" Iggy and Gazzy exclaimed in unison.
I grinned. "Let's make sure it's clear of experiments first," I suggested. They all nodded, and we silently ran to the back of the building.
I was fourteen years old, and I was about to save the world.
"Over here!" Angel called. We all looked at her, and she was pointing to an air vent. I nodded, and everyone started climbing through.
I was pumped. Adrenaline was rushing through me, and I was ready for anything.
I didn't even realize when we were there.
"Max, quit dreaming about Fang and come on!" Iggy hissed.
I scowled and rolled my eyes. "Shut up." I climbed out of the air vent, and we all followed Angel. She knew where to go to look for them.
We walked into the Experiment Holding Room. I know that's what it was because that's what was on the door.
I scanned the room, and I saw nothing. No cages. Nothing.
Then, something caught my eye in the farthest corner. There was a cage. I ran over to it, and I focused on whatever was inside.
It was a guy. He had blonde hair, and brown eyes. He was really hot. He looked up at me, and I smiled slightly.
"We're here to get you out of here," I explained softly.
He smiled. "I figured someone as pretty as you couldn't work for this horrible place." I smiled and I unhitched the cage door.
"So, what did they do to you?" I asked gently.
"They gave me
wings," he said simply. "They're a dark gray color."
I smiled. "Well, come with us. We're getting you out."
"Thanks," he said quietly. I nodded, and I turned to face the Flock.
Everyone was just staring at him. Fang looked…evil. He looked like he did when he was fighting Ari.
"Let's go," I said nervously.