What would happen if the flock went to the same school? They don't know they have wings - they have all been brainwashed. How long will it take before they realise their true identity and find out who they really are?
"Hi Max!" one of my friends, Kay shouted to me. I looked over and waved. She was wearing the exact same jeans and logo top as me. I shrugged - I just don't care about appearances. I walked over to Kay with my dinner in my hand when Whitney walked into me, and I spilled Cola down my top. Grr... . I just hate Whitney, she is just so..... ANNOYING! She hangs out with all these sexist boys, and just trys to make my life a misery.
I sat down next to Kay and she stared at the amount of food on my plate. I had been at this school for 3 months and she still hadn't got used to the amount I eat! Kay had a couple of sausages and a scoop of mash; I had five sausages,a burger, some chips, an apple, a coffee and some chocolate. I don't know why but I'm always hungry, yet however much I eat I don't put on much weight.
"Kay? Who are those new kids?" I pointed to a group of five bewildered kids walking round with a guide.
"Oh, those people. I think they're callled Fang - weird name right? Erm.. Nudge,Iggy,Gazzy - odd, and I think that guy in the corner is.... hmm.. erm dunno".
"OK. I might as well go say hi before Whitney gets to them."
I walked over to them and said "Hi. I'm Max. You know you look so familiar...."
All of a sudden I was struck with a flashback - but it couldn't be a flashback because it was impossible...
A scream erupted out of nowhere and I was trapped. I was in a small cage about to be dropped. I was... in the sky.... I was in a helicopter. A man opened the door and I was thrown out. A boy who looked like the nex boy Fang, but had wings screamed and tried to catch me. But I was still falling.... falling further and further into the darkness.
"Hi. I'm Fang. I recognise you too but I know I have never seen you before. I lived in England you see."
"Hi I'm Nudge. You all look familiar but - I lived in Germany."
"Hi Im Gazzy. I agree but I don't know any of you. I used to live in Florida."
" Hi, I'm Iggy. Same but I lived in Colardo."
I laughed, "Well welcome to New York City".
In Maths I doodled in my notebook. The new kid Fang was sitting next to me. I stared into space and another vision pierced the silence.
I was falling, falling so fast, I tried to break open the cage but it wouldn't budge. I used all my strength and managed to open the cage. I was free, but still falling. I pulled out my wings (!) and tried to fly. I saw the boy nose dive to try and catch me but I hit the ground. I was so confused, I looked up to hear him "Max? It's me Fang. Please be alright. Please" and I tried to get up. But I was stuck. I blinked and heard the boy shout "Get a doctor" and then I blacked out...
I was sure I was going insane. "Maxine Chase! What is the answer to this question. 6(x+2)= 2(x+4)". I blinked. How was I supposed to know. I just shrugged and went back to my daydream.
I woke up again to see the boy sitting next to me in a hospital bed. "What's wrong with you Max? Why don't you remember me? Come on. It's me FANG. I'm your best friend. Hell, I'm your boyfriend. Come on Max! Please. Look, will this help you remember me?" he shouted. He then unfurled the most amazing pair of white wings. I shook my head in this day dream and screamed. "Oh my God! What have they done to you Max? It's me! Me!" the boy shouted.
"Max. Hello? Max?" asked Fang. I snapped out of the daydream again and looked him in the eye. I don't know how but the dream just seemed so real!
I turned away again.
"Max? Hello? Max?" the Fang lookalike asked. "Why doesn't she know me?" he muttered. He lifted me out of the hospital bed and propped me up against the wall. I could barely stand. He told me to unfurl my wings. "What do you mean?" I asked. He felt around my back and then looked shocked. "Where are your wings?" he demanded. I fell to the ground, oblivious to anything else he said.
"Is this lesson always so boring?" I nodded.
When in the vision I awoke again, the boy was there again. "Max? Is that your name?" he asked. I nodded. He sighed with relief. "They haven't completely brainwashed you then. A doctor came in and said "Looks like we're going to have to do this again."
"I hate Algebra!" I sighed.
The boy came in again and asked me who I was. "Who am I? I don't know." He looked terrified.
That night I got home to find these visions returning. I fished out a backpack from the cupboard. Inside was a T-shirt and a notebook. All the pages had been teared out. Except for one, "Fang, I miss you. Come back from England, please". I gulped. I heard my Mam Anne shout but I shut the door. I had to think about this discovery.
Suddenly loads of visions came to me at once,
"Max, I love you"- Fang. "Max he does" - Angel. "Look at me - I'm a preppy Angel Barbie" - Nudge. "Just 'cos I'm blind doesn't mean I can't cook" - Iggy.
I realised who I was. I was Maximum Ride, bird kid.