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Thank you all so much for the reviews!
Now, I already know what this story will be pertaining to the question of who Max ends up with.
My cousin and I have talked a lot... and I like our outcome personally, but then again, I'm the one to hold her after she gets a bruised leg for sneaking food...
Don't ask why, please...
Just know it's sad :(
BUT if you guys can't wait to know who Max ends up with, PM me, but don't hate me or anything if you don't like the answer.
You can always send a request for a story where the answer is different, but the story won't be exactly the same (I mean, come on! Who does that?!).
And if you are in "DESPERATE NEED OF FAX" then you should check out my cousin's page.
She only has one story on there, and is still working on the next chapter, but wanted to ask me to say it's coming soon, so yeah.
Her story's a Fax story called Flower Petals and I think it's really good considering my cousin can't finish ANYTHING (no offense, Cousy, you know I love very few who are in my life but I love YOU for certain!).
But her page should be easy to find, just go to MY page and click the 'Favorite Authors' box and look for her name in the reviews where she DOES call me her cousin, but she also likes to change her name so...
Oh, and, for the person who requested the Max and Angel one-shot... it's coming.
It's the longest one-shot I've done so far, so it's taking a little while to finish, but I think you'll be satisfied... I think.
And I'll also be working on a PM requested lemon on Gazzy and Max for the pairing AND a requested pairing of Ella and Angel so...
But I believe I will get those requests done in this order:
1. Angel and Max
2. Max and Gazzy
3. Angel and Ella
Because that's the order they were requested in.
***I*M*P*O*R*T*A*N*T*** My school has started up again and there's HOMEWORK on the FIRST DAY and it's my WORST subject :[ so I'm not going to be very good with updates and posts and things, so sorry in advance, but just remember it, okay?
Plus, I feel like I'm losing my best friend.
He's been so distant with me lately.
And he's always talking to this other girl, who I introduced him to and he's seen all of ONE TIME, but he didn't even say hi to me when we saw each other...
Whatever's going on with him, well, I dunno, it's just weird.
So I'm also a little out of it.
I mean, I've known this guy for FOUR YEARS and I'm not an idiot.
But still, I just need some time to, well, work with whatever it is that's going on..
Thank you all for understanding though about the posts...
But reviews can help me to remember to update! ;)
Anyways, here's the fifth chapter of my story, This Is How It Is!
Enjoy and R&R for me, PLEASE!
Fang and Iggy just stared at each other in disbelief. They'd been spying on the Rides. They heard every word that had passed between them all, not even going back to their house to eat in case they missed anything. But now, they knew about how much the rules have changed... and they liked them, but for different reasons.
Iggy couldn't help but think about how maybe now he could get Max to look at him differently, thanks to the fact that her brother couldn't scare him away if he showed those types of feelings now. But he didn't want to freak her out. He really did care for her. But not just as the best friend she thought of him as. And he wanted more than just being close to her as friends. He wanted an intimate relationship with her, too. But he also knew the way she looked at Fang, even if she'd never admit it.
Fang, on the other hand, was loving this new piece of advice, because now he had a reason to get into one of the pants of one of the "Untouchable Twins" named Max and Maya Ride. Every single boy at the school they all attended -every single one!- knew that the Ride twins were untouchable. They knew how much trouble they'd be getting into with their older brother, Ari, for even asking one on a date - just a date. But Fang just wanted to get in bed with one. He didn't care which one, but knew it would matter more if it happened to be Max. He only cared about that, because he knew it would cause some tension in their happy little trio of friends with him, Max, and his brother, Iggy. But he had a lot of money and didn't care about what to do with it. So, without a word, he got off the ground where he'd been sitting with Iggy under the window, and he made to go the same way Maya had left towards...
***IF ANYONE WANTS TO READ ABOUT HOW THAT GOES, REVIEW FOR ME AND I'LL PUT IT UP AS A ONE-SHOT OR AN EXTRA CHAPTER***
Max was in her room, sleeping, when Maya got back, her face beet red, yet her expression satisfied, and her movements stiff, as if it hurt her to walk. Maya had accidentally knocked over her desk chair while making her way towards her bed, so she hurriedly jumped into bed, her body aching and sore from her activities, and covered her entire body with her thick blanket.
Ari had heard the noise and went to check it out. He peeked into Ella's room to see her drooling on her pillow, easily asleep. He shut the door with a smile. Some things never change. He slowly walked towards Maya's room, as it was the next closest because Max's was the one closest to the stairs. When he looked into Maya's, he smiled wider. She was always swathed in thick blankets from head to toe ever since she was little. And then he checked Max's room to see her asleep as well and he smiled. She never really had an exact way to sleep, but you could always tell she was asleep because her breathing would be calm. Believing that everything was fine, he went back to his room and fell asleep, while Maya breathed a sigh of relief at hearing his bedroom door close.
Maya slowly got out of bed and changed into her pajamas before she padded towards the conjoined bathroom and entered her sleeping twin sister's room. She climbed into the bed and shook Max's shoulder softly, "Max, I'm home."
Max's woke up groggily, "Hmm?"
*My computer got messed up and I lost the REST OF THE STORY from here :'( I had to rewrite it, so it's not as good. Sorry, guys...*
Max looked at Maya and how careful she was to avoid moving her sensitive lower half and frowned. Max asked softly, "Did it hurt you, Maya?"
Maya nodded slowly, blushing as she thought of her actions earlier that night, "He was really big. He had to get a large condom. Not the largest, but still it was a large. He stretched me to the point of blood. It hurt a lot. But I'm glad to have done it, because I had planned to lose my virginity tonight and I did."
Max said, "You're fine, then? No regrets, Maya?"
"I don't regret how I lost my virginity," Maya spoke slowly, unknowingly alerting Max to the fact she felt a bit uncomfortable about something that'd happened.
"What is it, Maya?" Max felt worried. Usually, Max was the distant one between the two, if either. "What happened? What do you regret about tonight?"
"A lot," she breathed, "but all the regrets I made are mainly the same."
Max nodded softly, rubbing Maya's back, "Go ahead and tell me when you're ready."
Maya nodded and stayed silent for a really long time before she spoke, "I had sex with Fang."
That made Max stop in shock. "What?" her voice sounded hollow, even to her own ears.
Maya sniffed, trying to keep her tears at bay as she saw the expression on her twin sister's face, "I had sex with Fang."
"This isn't funny," Max whispered. "Stop joking around."
"That's the thing," Maya sniffled, tears in her eyes, "I'm not joking."
"But you don't even like him!" Max cried in outrage, suddenly full of emotion. "How could you do this, Maya? How could you do this to me?"
Maya heard the hurt that Max tried to hide, and Maya let the tears fall, "I'm so sorry, Maxi-roo."
"Don't call me that," Max cried, voice shaking, "I just," she took in a shaky breath, "I just need time to deal with this, Maya. Get out of my room."
Maya looked a little shocked, but mostly hurt, though she knew it was her own fault. She whispered, slowly getting up from her spot on Max's bed, "I really am sorry, Max. I didn't want to hurt you."
"But you did." Max whispered, looking down. "I told you I liked Fang. I tell you everything. But you still... Maya, you had sex with the guy I like, and you're my twin sister! Think about how that makes me feel."
Maya looked guilty. Max never spoke like this. But then again, she hasn't been acting like herself lately.
Maybe she was breaking, Maya thought, worried. Max was the unbreakable, untouchable, and all-original Maximum Ride. The girl you couldn't beat before she'd beat you first. But right now, that sure didn't seem to be the case.
Maya bit her lip, "I can tell you who I like. If you want to you can -"
Max whirled angrily on Maya, "You think that'd make this better?! It won't! You slept with Fang! I'm not gonna go fuck a guy I don't know, just because you like him and think it'll make things better. I don't want to be the bitch you're acting like, Maya! Now, get. Out. Of. My. Room!"
(Remember that in the very beginning I told you guys that Max's room was soundproofed. That's why it was fine for yelling to commence without them being heard and scolded.)
"Max, I -"
"OUT!" She screamed. She didn't want Maya to leave, but she didn't want Maya to stay either. Max just wanted to cry and scream and be held by her mother like when she was a child who could throw a tantrum and get away with it. She wanted comfort. But she knew that the only way she'd get it was if Maya left so she could lock both her bedroom door and the conjoined bathroom door to her room. She would go to see the only person she knew could comfort her. But she'd need to be able to climb down the balcony, and couldn't do that with Maya around, so she yelled at her twin to leave.
Maya felt awful as she walked to the bathroom, closing the door as she entered to go through to her own room, "I'm sorry, Max."
Max didn't bother to reply. Instead, she got out of bed, locked her bedroom and bathroom door, and opened the balcony, shuddering as cold wind brushed her arms. She left the double doors open by a crack as she slowly climbed to the ground below, sneaking to the Walkers' house.
Max knew Iggy had the entire basement to himself, having the only key to get into it as well. He had begged and begged to have the biggest room and was given the entire bottom floor, since it was the biggest, not including the master bedroom where his parents slept.
Max slowly, pushed up the window at the bottom of the house, partially hid by rose bushes, thick with thorns, and she slipped in, feet first, to land on the basement's cold floor. She'd came in only her pajamas, not even caring enough to slip on anything to cover her feet. So now, when she touches the ground, she feels an icy floor underneath her and grimaces.
But still, she walks towards the bed in the shadowiest corner of the room and sees Iggy sleeping on his bed, the covers covering the lower half of his stomach, but showing most of his chest.
Max is used to seeing him like this, because this was the only way he slept, and she often came over to sleep, or he would come over, climbing her balcony. Max looked to make sure her feet weren't covered in dirt before she slipped under the covers and laid her head on Iggy's chest.
Iggy murmured, "What's wrong?"
Max looked up slightly to see him looking down, "I thought you were asleep. Sorry to wake you if I did."
"It's fine," he shifted to face her as he wrapped an arm around her, "Now tell me what happened?"
"Can't I just come to spend the night at my best guy's house?"
"No," he smiled slightly, "you only ever do that... well, never. You only come when you're upset about something. Not that I'm complaining," he winked at Max, making her roll her eyes at him.
He looked at her seriously. Iggy was only serious when it came to Max, though no one knew it. He would joke with everyone, never being serious, but when it came to Max, he could be serious. He could be very serious. He looked into her eyes, seeing how upset she was, "Now what's wrong?"
She whispered, "Maya and Fang had sex."
Iggy's sharp intake of breath gave away the fact that he was shocked. He knew his brother had walked the same way Maya had went in, but he hadn't expected anything like that to have taken place. He had mixed feelings about it, though. He was glad to know that Fang didn't like Max, like he did, but he was disgusted with Fang, too, because he'd taken Maya's virginity, just because he could now get to the Untouchable Twins since the Big Bad Brother was incapable of protection now. But all Iggy said to Max, seeing tears start to form in her chocolate eyes, was, "Are you okay?"
Max tried. She really tried. But she couldn't say "Yes," no matter how hard she tried. Iggy understood her much better than anyone else did. And now, all she could do was start to cry softly, him pulling her tightly to him and stroking her hair softly while going, "Shh. Shh. You're okay. It'll all be okay, Maxi-Love." In all truth, Iggy had been the one to first call Max "Maxi-" anything. And it had been Maxi-Love. When Maya started to call her stuff like that, it didn't matter much, but when Iggy said it, it brought her comfort. She felt safer with Iggy than she did with most of the people she knew. She didn't want the night to end, so long as she could stay in his arms, protected from the world by one of the best people she knew.