I feel like this is now a tradition to put at the beginning of all my stories, so I shall say it anyways: I should not be starting another story

I feel like this is now a tradition to put at the beginning of all my stories, so I shall say it anyways: I should not be starting another story. Yeah, yeah yeah. Whatever. Maybe I'll actually get reviews for this one…

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Chapter 1: Prologue

I flipped on the light, revealing the shabby motel beds, and I sighed one more time. I can't believe I gave in. Again.

Nudge suggested we slept in actual beds, then, and just then, Gazzy just had to let everyone know that there was a small cluster of hotels beneath us.

No use crying over it now.

Though I couldn't help but shudder as my eyes swept across the deep red walls, the cream-colored sheets, and the orange-gold glow of the lights. It was all too familiar. Oh yeah. The last time we'd spent the night in a hotel, I'd been kidnapped and—

"Max?" I looked up to see Fang watching me. The littler ones were dividing the two king-sized beds up. I shook my head at him and then entered the conversation about the beds.

"Girls in one bed, guys in the other," Iggy said.

"I agree," I muttered. I felt Fang's scrutinizing eyes on me until I turned the lights out.

I could hear everyone's breathing slow. Except one.

"Go to sleep," I whispered as soft as I could, mainly to myself. Sure, I had my reasons for not sleeping. Last time we stayed in a hotel, three years ago, I was kidnapped. But Fang had no excuse…

"You first," he whispered back.

And then I heard something and I held my breath.

Ka-chlunk!

Someone was loading a gun. Slowly, I sat up the same time Fang and Iggy did. We shared a long, wordless stare. I tapped the kids' hands near me and Fang did the same.

But before we could get out of the beds, the walls caved in around us and we were surrounded like never before. They didn't even pause before they came at us.

We fought each one off, knowing the Flyboy's weak points, but there were way too many. It was like a never-ending line. I would destroy one, and another two would show up.

I heard an explosion that made my ears crackle and I paused for a second, looking for the rest of the flock. Hands wrapped around my arms and legs and I let out a scream as something tore at one of my legs. I could hear it snap. A sickening sound that made my stomach lurch.

And then color exploded behind my eyes and it was dark.

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Please review. I have the next three chapters pre written so…REVIEW OR I'LL EAT JOO!

P.S. The rest of the chapters will NOT be this short. They will be at LEAST 1000 words each.