Disclaimer: I (sadly) don't own maximum ride or any of the wonderful charries.



It all started with a single rose, sitting innocently on the nightstand in the room I shared with Ella. The note attached was what caused the problem.
"Max," it said," Meet me outside tonight when the others are asleep. I've got something to show you. -Fang"

Ok, so it was only a letter from my boyfriend, but I managed to keep it away from Angel's prying mind. I shouldn't have bothered, since Nudge found it anyway.

"OMG Max!! That is SOOOOO incredibly sweet! When did you get this? Why didn't you tell us? We HAVE to find you something to wear! Hey! I bet this has something to do with Gazzy and Iggy's fireworks tonight! (A/N *wink wink*)

You might have caught that bit about fireworks at the end- I had only allowed them based on the fact that it was July 4'Th and they promised not to completely destroy anything.

"Umm sure Nudge, go crazy with my outfit," I think I must have been still waking up from my nap when she said that, because I would soon realize that they were the worst seven words I have ever uttered. Three hours later, I was wearing tight black skinny-jeans, a billowy pink and white tank top thingy, and worst of all, strappy, Max-Killing high heels. I looked like a Paris Hilton look-alike. And no offense to Paris, but EWWW.

When everyone went outside to watch the fireworks, I watched from a window, not wanting anyone to see me like this. Eventually though, they all came in and went to bed. All except for Fang.

I stepped foot outside and almost broke my ribs (again) trying to make my way towards the dark figure leaning on the fencepost (and looking very sexy might I add). And you know what? Seeing the look on Fang's face when he saw me made looking like... I dunno Lissa or something almost worth it. Almost.

"Hey," I said softly, "I loved your flower. It was really, um, sweet, "I should have my own soap opera. Days of our Mutant Lives. Fang only nodded, still staring at me. I think I even saw a hint of drool in the corner of his mouth. Pig.

"So, uh, what did you want to show me?"

He snapped out of it and said, " Oh, right uhh follow me. And your only clue is that Iggy had something to do with it."

So? What? Fang was gonna blow up the world for me or something?

"Close your eyes," he instructed. Now I was terrified of what was about to happen. "Now open them," he whispered, putting his arm and wing around me. I snuggled closer, enjoying his warmth, and looked up, thinking that any signs of an explosion would show up in my beloved sky. I heard a pop and thought, "Oh God, Fang really is blowing stuff up!" But still looking at the sky, I saw the last thing I expected- fireworks.

The next thing I knew, "I love U Maximum Ride!!" was broadcast across the entire midnight sky.

"I love you too, Fang," I whispered, resting my head on his shoulder. It struck me that this was entirely right, nothing could've ever been more perfect.

"Happy 4'Th of July, Max," He said, gently running his hand down my back and sending happy shivers throughout my spine. His mouth met mine and there were no words to describe it. Just pure bliss.