A/N: Sorry, sorry, sorry! I know that I haven't updated in like 3 weeks, but here it is, the chapter you've all been waiting for; the chapter where we find out what the heck is wrong with Max!...Kind of. Oh and if you haven't noticed, I had to bump the rating to T for the language in this chapter. Thank you for all of your kind reviews, I hope you'll leave more (:

Disclaimer: I will never own Wizards of Waverly Place :c

Posted: 09/26/12

Chapter 5: "Just the two of us"

Alex POV

I just flashed into Justin's condo to confront him about the whole fight and tell him about the conversation I had with Professor Crumbs on the phone. Justin snored lightly as he napped on the couch in his living room. His fully developed frame took up most of the couch so I kneeled down in front of him. Giving him a gentle shake, I attempt to wake him up.

"Justin, wake up. I need to talk to you." I whisper. His eyes slowly open; he blinks a few times to clear his vision.

"Oh hey, Alex, what's up?" Justin asks casually. He switched positions from lying down to just sitting to make some room. A cup of tea sits on the coffee table in front of the couch. He picks it up and takes a sip only to spit it back out. "It's cold," he explains. I nod not really interested.

"Um Justin, I want to talk about what happened earlier today..." Justin bites his lip and let's out a heavy sigh.

"I know. I was being a jerk, you were right. I should have handled things better. Don't worry; I'm going to apologize to Max right away." Well that was easier than I thought if would be.

"Glad to hear it." I smile and put a hand on his thigh.

"Thanks, Alex, for always setting me straight." He gives me a guilty smile. His words bring back memories of trying to save the world and Justin from being evil. "I can say the same." We laugh knowing that it's more than true.

"We've always been better together, just the two of us." Justin says while pulling me into a hug.
"Unbelievable." A new voice enters the room and leaves a chilling echo.


I had just dropped into Justin's condo and the scene before me stabbed me like 100 knives.
"Unbelievable." I spoke with a cracked voice. Justin and Alex were in the middle of an embrace. And Justin's words once again tore me down. "Just the two of us" it pounded in my head. I was mad, angry, and jealous all at the same time.

"Max." Alex unlocked her arms from Justin and they both stood up realizing that they had been caught in the act. "How did you get here?". She questions me.

"I've still got the IPP, remember? And mortals," the word stings "can use it, remember?" I'm such a mix of emotions that IPP doesn't even make me laugh.

"Oh Max I'm good you're here, look I just wanted to sa—"

"Save it, Justin." I walk up to him with a tense look on my face.

"Whoa Max, what are you doing?". He backs up, cowardly.

"Don't bullshit me, Justin. I heard you." I move closer.

"What are you talking about?". Alex stands in the middle of us nervously.

"'Just the two of us'?" I say in his face. His eyes widen but he stays silent.

"What do you guys even think of me? Am I just a leftovers of this family?" I growl with anger like I had done a few hours ago.

"Max, no that's not it. Look just stop being so childish and we can move on and find out what's wrong with you, alright?" Justin pretends that I'm the guilty party.

"Childish? No, no! At first I thought this was all my fault. I thought I was overreacting. But if you ask me, being the turd of this family isn't overreacting!"

"Guys stop it!" Alex yells with tears about to spill out of her eyes. She stands between us, but Justin moves in front of her.

"Yeah, Max. Just cut it out," Justin advises as if I need it.

"No, no! Not this time. This family has never had faith in me! No one even tried cheering me on for the wizard competition because you all doubted me so much. I'm sick and tired of always coming in last place in this family!"

"Max, just stop being so jealous! It doesn't even matter, okay?" Justin speaks like he knows what he's talking about, like he's in control, but not today. Now that I've reached my growth spurt, Justin no longer towers over me and intimidates me. We both stand at the same height.

"It doesn't matter? Why don't you stop being such a selfish, arrogant, uncaring, ASSHOLE?!" The words fume out of my mouth. I'm out of breath, but no way am I backing down; I can't lose, not again. Alex is now sitting on the couch with her head in her hands. Her tears seep through onto Justin's stupid dog hair rug.

"Get out of my FUCKING house!" Justin lays a hand on my chest and pushes me backwards.

"Don't need to tell me twice!" I locate the IPP and set it to home.

Alex POV

I sat on the couch, motionless and in tears trying to take in what just happened. Justin grunted with anger. He walked over to the wall and rammed his fist into it making a few cracks. His fully developed body…and a little magic, allowed him to create the forceful impact on the wall. The action made me jump and wimper even more. Justin lifted his head up from the ground and studied the damage he had done. His fingers lightly ran over it as he let out a deep sigh.

"Alex," Justin beings. He sits next to me and lays a brotherly hand on my shoulder. I shove it off angrily and get up from the couch. He seems shocked.

"No Justin."

"Alex, what are you doing?" Justin's eyes quickly became empty.

"Justin, I can't believe you. First you say that you're going to apologize and now there's a hole in the wall! This isn't you," I explain. Now he gets up too.

"I was going to apologize until Max messed it all up again!" His voice is already extremely strained from yelling back and forth at Max all day.

"I didn't come here to listen to you two scream at each other. Look Max needs our help." I try to calm down.

"I don't care," Justin scoffs and picks up his tea, he makes his way to the kitchen and puts his tea in the microwave.

"Justin!" I call after him and follow him. "This is serious," I start to speak slowly now. Justin doesn't respond, he stares off into space. I think about bringing him back down to earth, but I know that what I'll say next will do it.

"Justin, Max needs to be a full wizard. He needs powers again…from us."

A/N: Oh just when you thought the two brothers were done! Woohoo so I hope that you all enjoyed this chapter. By the way, sorry if the title of this chapter kind of gave it away; I didn't know what else to title it. Also, in the next chapter you will for sure find out why Max needs his powers again. I wanted to end this chapter off with some suspense so I didn't want to tell you guys why he needs his powers back just yet. Once again, I am so sorry for taking so long to update; I have been so busy because of school starting :c Anyways, if you want to know why Max needs his powers and if the feud between the two brothers ends, please review! Let me know what you think will happen next! Who's side are you on?