I'm still alive. I finally got my muse back for this story. I know this chapter is short but here it is.

I own all the Max Ride books, all Twilight novels and a computer.

I don't own House or the rights to Maximum Ride.

House POV

He sat in Wilson's office as they debated right and wrong. House thought it would be perfectly okay to do the tests on the winged girl in a coma. Wilson was a little more cautious.

"Oh well then, we'll just ask her." House's voice was scathing and Wilson looked defeated for a moment. House walked out of the office and for some reason, went and sat in the winged girl's room. He just looked at her, studying her. As he did her heart struggled to beat itself. House considered briefly then, pulled out the pacing wires. Instantly the girl's heart rate kicked up, stuttering for a second, then slowing a little into a smooth but faster than human rhythm.

Max POV

I opened my eyes after a restful nap and consider things again. I have this nagging feeling that I should be doing something important. But then I disregarded it and went to splash around in the warm water. Out of nowhere a guy with dark hair walked up, I smiled at him and he nodded back. I got the feeling that I knew him so I sat down next to him.

"Hi," I said. He nodded again pursing his lips.

"So what's your name?" I asked him, smiling.

"You don't know?" He asked in an incredulous voice.

"I don't even know my own name, how would I know yours?" I asked giggling.

"C'mon," he said, standing up and holding out his hand. I took it and he pulled me up.

"Where are we going?" I asked. He didn't answer, just pulled me into the water and splashed me a little. I laughed and tackled him, holding his head underwater for a second or two. He came up spluttering and he tackled me right back, we ended up in the shallows. He held himself above me and smiled a smile that sent my heart racing. Without a word, the boy got off me and strode away.

"Hey!" I yelled scrambling after him. He just turned around and nodded once before running off. I sat down in a huff, furious with the fact that he'd just left. The sun suddenly set out of now where and I laid back, settling into sleep. But my dreams were unpleasant.

Children were crying and screaming. Acrid smoke curled in my nostrils as I did my best to fight my way out. I heard the word Max being screamed over and over again as finally broke through the barrier of my dream.

Fang POV

"Fang help me!" Max screamed as I fought harder to get to where Ari was holding her over the edge. He smirked at me and said.

"Say bye bye." Then he dropped Max. She screamed as she fell and I screamed with her and raced over to the edge. She lay 10 stories below, twisted and mangled. I flew down to her and picked her up.

"Why couldn't you save me Fang? I trusted you to protect me." She said as I held her.

I sat bolt upright in the forest, panting. That dream was constant, I knew how it would end. I choked back a sob, and looked around at the flock. Nudge and Angel were curled up together, I knew their eyes were still bloodshot from crying. Iggy was on watch and chose to ignore me even though he knew I was awake. Gazzy was curled in the fetal position near the fire and I sighed, knowing I wouldn't get anymore sleep for the night. I walked over to Iggy and said.

"Get some sleep, I'm not sleeping the rest of the night." He nodded and stretched out with his arm close to Nudge. They had grown closer since Max had, gone. I threw my head back and stared at the night sky. Where are you Max? Why did you let this happen? I spent the rest of the night staring at the stars and praying that we would find Max.

As the morning light streaked across the sky I started waking the Flock up. Today is the day we declared war on Itex until we got Max back. It was a radical plan but it would work, it had to. The flock was groaning themselves awake and I kicked out the fire, we loaded up on our stuff and took off into the air. The first facility we were going to hit was in New Jersey and we were going to hit it hard.

We landed in positions around the building. I nodded to Nudge, she hacked the computers in the building and sealed it off. It wasn't going to hurt anybody(though I was definitely up for skull cracking) it would just cause an enormous inconvenience. Nudge motioned me over.

"All the Itex buildings all over the world are connected by a centralized server." She told me in an excited tone. I looked at her with a raised eyebrow. She rolled her eyes impatiently.

"That means I can seal all of them at like the same time." She said, bouncing a little. If Nudge could seal off everything at the same time it would be brilliant. We could control all of them, and in the process do so much more damage. I nodded at her. She pressed a few buttons and a light flashed on screen.

"Alright!" She said with a bright smile, "they're sealed in." She giggled and slapped palms with Iggy as she grabbed the disk we had recorded earlier. It contained the very simple message that we wanted Max back and the buildings would stay sealed until we got her back.