Sorry this is late! I've got a ton of excuses that I could start on, but I'm just gonna go on and finish the chapter.

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WARNING: Haha! I managed to convince Max, Fang and Iggy to come back and help me out and this last chap.

You'd think that after something dramatic like what just happened, the two people (like Iggy and I) would probably kiss or something like that . . . nope.

We went downstairs and watched TV. And ate dinner- without Fang.

And then we watched a movie- without Fang.

Iggy made popcorn- without Fang.

And we had fun- without Fang.

Yeah, Fang mostly stayed in his room the rest of the day.

Which is good, I mean, it's a relieve and all. It's just that . . . I haven't heard anything from his room. I don't even think he's still in the house.

But whatever. I don't care.


Never been to a bar before. It's pretty cool, you know? My kind of place, no bright harsh lights and beautiful women everywhere.

I could get used to this.

"Hey, handsome," Whispered a voice in my ear.

I turned around, only to face myself face to face with the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen.

I gave her a slight nod, "Yo, wassup?"

She grinned, "Just looking for someone to have fun with . . ."

I couldn't help smirking, "Well, I don't think you'll have to look any longer."

She laughed, and without even hesitating, leaned over and kissed me.

I could definitely get used to this.


Kiss her. Kiss her. Kiss her. Dang it, just kiss her!

" . . . it's just so sad that he had to die . . ." Max continued, going on about the movie we had just finished watching. Or she had.

I nodded, thinking- would this be a good time to plant one on her?

"And even after she went back for him!" She paused, and I could feel her eyes on me , "Hey, you're not listening to me , are you?"


She laughed, "So what are you thinking of?"

I blushed, "Nothing. And yeah, it was sad. Uh-"

She grabbed my arm, "Tell me!"

Kiss her now. This is a good time. She wants to know.

"Uh, it's just that, well, they, they weren't the only people on the ship," I stuttered, " There were thousands that died when the Titanic sank," I added lamely.

"Yeah, that's true . . ." Max said softly, not letting go of my arm.

I wasn't sure how to reply.

"Maybe we should watch something happier next . . ." She leaned over me to the little coffee table for the remote control. Something else brushed against my arm.

Shit, is that her breast?

Stop, no, don't think like that- don't think like that!

I heard voices from the TV going on and getting cut off as she flipped through the channels.

"What do you want to watch?"

"Maybe a horror movie . . ." Though I doubt Max would be the type to cower and cuddle up to me at the sight of a fake vampire . . .

She leaned back and sat really close to me.

Then again . . .


I kissed her back gently, slowly, meaningfully, trying to savor this moment.

She pulled away and led me to a small table. "Come on! You're too uptight. Have some beer."

I glanced at the bubbly drink in her hand. Why not?

"Sure." I grabbed it and chugged it down.

She giggled.

Grabbing her around the waist, I led her to were they were playing some music.

"Yeah!" She whooped, immediately starting to dance, twirling her hips around and waving her arms in the air.

My eyes dragged up and down her full, perfect body. Why have a child like Max when I could have a fully developed woman?

She caught my stare and reached for my hand, "Dance!"

Without a second though, I went with her, not caring what I was doing or how I looked.

"Hey, by the way, what's your name?"

She slowed down, "You can call me . . . Sasha."


"And you're name?" She yelled.

"Fan-" Fake name. Fake name, "I mean, Nick."

"Okay, now that we got that settled," She grinned mischievously and began leading me away again, but this time to a dark corner.

"I have a little rule, Nick . . ." She murmured, resting her head on my shoulder and nipping my neck.

"Yeah?" I asked, resting my arms around her waist.

"It's to never have sex with a stranger . . ."

"But we're not strangers anymore." She looked up and kissed me fiercely.

I kissed back.


"Good night Max." Iggy said quietly.

I smiled, "Good night."

I waited for him to kiss me. He was supposed to kiss me now, wasn't he?

"Uh, so," I tried to stall.

He shifted from foot to foot, "Sweet dreams?"

I laughed, but he still hadn't kissed me.

"Thanks." Kiss me!

"Okay, so I'll go to bed now . . ." He started to turn around when I finally realized that he wasn't going to kiss me!

Fine then-

"Iggy!" I called.


Impulsively, I reached for his hand. It was clammy.

"Max?" He asked, holding on to my hand tightly.

I looked at his face, with high cheekbones. His beautiful blue eyes. His strawberry blond hair. His full, pink lips.

I reached up and brushed his upper lip with my fingertips.

"Max?" he asked again, his voice cracking.

I leaned forward, until our foreheads touched.

"Iggy," I murmured, leaning forward and kissing him.


"So, Nick," Sasha reached under my shirt.

"So, Sasha," I tried to get her skirt off.

"How old are you?" She trailed her hands up and down my chest under my shirt. I wasn't even stopping to think about what I was doing. It was like someone was reading off a list: Fang kisses Sasha. Sasha kisses back. But just to make it clear: yeah, it does feel good.

I paused, trying to guess how old she was. I didn't want to be way younger or anything. But it was hard to think with her tongue-

"Nick?" She paused. When she saw my expression, she chuckled.

"You haven't had a lot of experience with this, have you?" She teased.

I didn't answer. I couldn't help thinking how I had always thought my first time would be with Max. Well, to hell with Max.

"Don't worry," She whispered, biting my earlobe and nibbling on it, "I'll make sure that you're first time will be absolutely perfect."

But I couldn't shake off the feeling of Max with Iggy at the house right now. How I had been so pissed earlier and now . . . now I was about to have sex with hot random chick.

Random. Stranger.

What are you doing? A small voice asked at the back of my brain.

What does it look like I'm doing? I growled, taking off more of Sasha's clothes.

You don't even know her, the back of my brain reasoned.

I don't give a fuck!

Sasha stopped me, "One second."

I wont bother to describe what she did, because I think we all know what Sasha was doing.


My hands reached up, holding her closer, unable to stop myself.


Her hands were tugging at my belt loops.

STOP! You can't do this!

Yeah, I can, I pushed her against the wall.

What if Max finds out?

Screw her!

What if you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, in some dark alley tomorrow?

Shut up!

Fang! This time it wasn't the back of my brain's voice- it was Max's.

I groaned, but this time for a different reason. Sasha noticed.

"Anything wrong?" She asked.

I shook my head, "Nothing."

Fang! Max again.

I gritted my teeth, trying to get the picture of her, with her arms crossed, and shaking her head in disappointment and even disgust, out of my head.

Sasha started reached behind my shirt again. This time, I tensed up. She stopped.

"Nick?" Sasha let go of me.

Damn you Max! I yelled inside my brain, and stepped away from Sasha, straightening my shirt.

"Nick, what are you-"

"I have to go." I muttered and turned away.

"What the hell, Nick-"

What if she had found out about the wings? What if I had gotten her pregnant and she gave birth to little baby mutant kids? What had I been thinking?

I'm an idiot.


The door opened near three in the morning. I heard Fang bumping into things and swearing loudly. Quietly, I went downstairs.

"You okay?"

Fang looked up at me and the sight of him shook all sleepiness away.

"Fang! What happened-"

"I'm going to bed." He slurred, and tried to push past me to the steps.

I stood, my legs placed firmly, arms crossed.

He sighed, and went back down, stumbling around a little, before falling on the couch.

"Where were you?" I asked gently.

"Why do you care?" He grumbled.

I sighed, "Fang . . . of course I care. You're still my brother, I still care about you."

He shook his head, then said so softly, I barely caught it-

"I'm sorry."

I sat down on the couch next to him.

"I'm sorry too."

He tried to sit up, "I'm sorry for this week. And I'm sorry for what I did, and what I said. You're right. I don't love you."

I expected from sort of pain in my heart, some sort of reaction to Fang's harsh words. But instead, I felt relieved.

"I know."

He glanced at me. His usual blank expression was filled with a little bit of every emotion. But what I saw most was regret.

At that moment I felt like hugging him. I don't know, it looked like he needed some comforting. Instead, I patted his arm awkwardly.

"So, uh, better get to bed." I said, standing up.

He nodded slowly, "I think I'll sleep on the couch."

"Alright, good night Fang."

He glanced at me, "So, are we cool?"

"Um, yeah. I guess." I nodded. Fang had always been my best friend. That was all there was to it.

He gave me an unexpected grin, "Good night, Max."

I smiled, "Good night."


I laid on the couch silently, trying to sleep.

I was glad Max wasn't going to hold anything against me. And tomorrow I'll make sure things are all right between me and Iggy.

I don't love Max. I don't love her and Iggy does , I thought to myself.

Funny how things work out.

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