"Max. Max. Max. Max. Max. Max," the chanting continues but I try my hardest to ignore it and listen to my Ipod.
"MAX. MAX. MAX. MAX. MAX. MAX," it continues getting louder as the volume on my Ipod reaches its max.
"WHAT! WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE THIS DAMN IMPORTANT?" I snap so irritated that I don't even car that I am screaming and swearing at my eight year old brother.
"Can you take me to the park?" Gazzy asks.
I swear it takes everything in my power not to grab him by his spiky blond hair and toss him out of my second story window.
"So let me get this straight," I say through clenched teeth," you come into my room disturbing my peace and annoy the hell out of me just so that I can take you to the park?"
"Yup!" he chirps popping the p.
"Gazzy unless you want your blood to be permanently stained on that sidewalk outside I recommend you leave now," I mutter closing my eyes and counting to one hundred in my head until I hear him slowly walk out of my room and shut the door behind him. If it weren't for our similar appearances I would claim to have been adopted and not related at all to either one of my siblings.
I grab the book that we are reading in my literature class and flip to the assigned chapter and begin reading without even bothering to turn off or down the music that is blasting through my headphones.
I don't even get a quarter through the chapter before I am interrupted again by someone pounding on my door.
"What!" I shout not even looking up from the novel as my door opens.
"Max may you pretty pretty please with a cherry on top take me to the park?" Gazzy asks giving me bambi eyes. I can tell by the slight smile that's on his face that he knows that he's got me.
"Fine," I snap, "Put on your shoes and bring a hoody in case it gets cold."
"Aye aye Captain," he mock salutes me.
I roll my eyes while grabbing my red hoody and gray converse.
"Gaz let's go!"
"Tonight! Tonight! There's a party on the roof top top of the world. Tonight! Tonight! And we're dancing on the edge of the-"
"Next song please!" I say trying to keep my voice calm. There is a slight pause before Gazzy starts again.
"Lemme hear you say this shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"
"Hey now! Watch the language!" I try my hardest to keep a stern voice and face but really all I want to do is laugh my ass off at his choice of song.
"What?" he looks genuinely confused.
"Gazzy the word shit should definitely not come out of your mouth. If Ella heard you talk like that she would most likely have a fit."
But who I see next sitting on a park bench has me wanting to swallow my own words.
"I thought you told me not to say that word because it was bad! How come you can say it?"
"What are you two doing here?"
"Well hello to you to Max," the guy from earlier, Iggy I think his name is, rolls his eye.
"Fine. Hello Fang and Iggy now can you please answer my question?" I snap and just as I finish my sentence a pretty little dark haired girl around Gazzy age walks up to us.
"Fang can we go get ice cream after we leave here?" she asks her gorgeous hazel green eyes growing larger as she waits for his reply.
Fang's expression immediately seems to soften as he looks down at the young girl. "Sure Kai just tell me when you're ready to leave."
The girl's face instantly brightens up and she chirps a quick reply before hugging Fang and skipping off.
"Max?" Gazzy says trying to get my attention.
"Yeah wassup Gaz?" I ask looking down at him to find his eyes trained on the girl who was just talking to Fang.
"Can I go play?"
"Yeah don't wander off like last time because I really don't feel like searching for you today."
I watch as he walks over to the girl before turning my attention back to Fang and Iggy.
"So who's the cute little girl?"
"That's my little sister Kailey," Fang answers slowly looking at me with a weird look on his face.
"Oh okay well it looks like she is really hitting it off with my brother," I observe as I watch Gazzy and Kailey swinging on the swings together.
Iggy and Fang share a surprised gaze before Fang replies, "Yeah I guess so."
I take a seat on the bench next to Fang and Iggy and we watch in silence as Kailey and Gazzy play together. I guess it really is a surprise to me that Gazzy is talking and laughing with Fang's sister. Gazzy really is a good kid it's just that most of the other kids aren't allowed by their parents to hang out with him due to my sad excuse of a father, so Gazzy doesn't have many friends.
Gazzy and Kailey walk over to us chuckling at something that Gazzy said.
"Fang can Gazzy come with us to get ice cream?" Kailey asks her large eyes trained on Fang as she waits for his answer.
"I don't mind but I guess it's up to Max," he says and four pairs of eyes snap in my direction.
"I don't think that would be a good idea, "I watch as Kailey's eyes instantly fill up with tears and her lip begins to quiver.
"I mean," I start and her expression grows to a more hopeful one, "I guess we could tag along."
Damn it! But really who could say no to this adorable girl? Someone would have to be completely heartless to watch as her eyes tear up and continue to crush her dreams.
"Thank you Max!" Both kids exclaim hugging me. I'm usually not one for touchy feely things like hugging but I can't stop the small smile that appears on my face at their happiness.
"Is there anything I can get for you guys tonight?" A cute brown haired waiter asks his eyes focused on me as he says this.
"Can we get a few minutes to look over our menus," I pause reading his name tag before giving him a bright smile," Mike?"
Mike blinks a few times before her replies ,a little dazed might I say, "Y-yeah y-yeah sure."
My smile brightens, "Thank you Mike."
Yupp I still got it I think as he stumbles away dazed. I am brought back to present day by Fang clearing his throat.
"Fang can I get some food too?" Kailey asks. I watch as Fang shifts uncomfortably and looks at something in his lap.
"No not this time Kailey. We have food at the house," he grumbles looking at Kailey with pleading eyes as if telling her not to say something.
"No we don't," she says looking down at the table sadly. Then it finally hits me. Fang doesn't have enough money to buy Kailey both dinner and ice cream. I look at Fang trying to catch his gaze but he has taken and interest in the trees outside of the window. I try to get Iggy to look at me as well but he is avoiding my gaze too. When Kailey starts to sniffle and push back tears I realize that I have to do something.
I look down who is sitting in between Gazzy and I in the booth.
"Sweetie get whatever you want it's okay I got it," I softly tell her.
"No." Fang grounds out glaring at me.
"Excuse me?" I question surprised. I'm helping him out shouldn't he be thanking me.
"We don't need you to do us any favors we are perfectly fine without you," he snaps sliding out of the booth.
"Is it really that big of a deal? Where are you going?" I ask confused. I look at Iggy for some reassurance but he is looking at Fang with an understanding yet sad look on his face.
"Come on Fang just sit back down man," Iggy says trying to reason with him.
"Let's go Kai," Fang says ignoring both of us.
"But I wanna stay here and talk to Max and Gazzy," Kailey whimpers tears flowing out of her eyes.
At this Fang expression softens a little, "I know but we have to go Kai let's go."
Kailey nods slowly before hopping out of the booth and following Fang out of the door.
"What was that about?" I ask Iggy confused.
"I'm sorry I should probably go with them see you later Max," he says giving me a weird look before leaving the same way as Fang and Kailey.
I don't get it. What did I do wrong? All I did was offer to pay for their dinner.
"Nice going Max. My first friend and you screwed it up," Gazzy snaps folding his arms over his chest and glaring at me.
Uh oh! What's going to happen next? Was Max in the wrong or was Fang simply overreacting? Tell me what you think! Review! Oh and I think I'm going to drop that whole chapter - part I and II thing because it is really irrelevant. So chapters will be around this length and without the whole part I & II thing. Review! 6 for next chapter 8 for a longer chapter. While I'm talking about reviews thanks everyone for all of the reviews on the last chapter. = - )