Summary: Letting him go was the hardest thing I've ever done. But it was for greater good of the mission, wasn't it? Or so I keep telling myself. AU, set after 'Some Assembly Required'. Max/Zack.


Meant To Be

by

Sakina The Fallen Angel

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Letting him go was the hardest thing I've ever done.

When they wheeled him out, every single genetically enhanced muscle of mine screamed at me to run over and embrace him in the same way I did when we met again after all those long years. Having to lie to him to give him the life he always wanted feels like having a knife stuck into my stomach and twisted three-sixty. When those storm grey eyes met mine, it took everything in me to keep it all in, to keep the tears from spilling and to keep myself from yelling, "It's me, Max!"

I didn't want to upset him again. At that time, I thought I still loved Logan.

There was something different about him, and I couldn't quite pinpoint what it was, until I was halfway home, pumping 600 cc's of raw power between my legs. And then it came to me. He looked as if he was at peace, untroubled, an expression that I've never seen before on his face.

I find myself thinking about him every day, and a part of me wonders...what if?

What if this or what if that?

But it was for greater good of the mission, wasn't it?

Or so I keep telling myself.

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Cue opening credits...

So what do you think? This is the first piece of fanfiction that I've written in years. Inspired by just how emotionally I felt about the Max/Zack pairing; the show really didn't do his character justice. This works as a one-shot, but I may turn it into a story...yes, no?

Sakina xxx

21.8.2009