A/N: Okay I'm starting another fanfic because I had a really awesome idea! I'm probably going to post another chapter for my other story For The First Time.
Disclaimer: I, J.J, sadly don't own any Maximum Ride characters, but I do own Max's new family. Man I'm making everyone sound like slaves... I own you, you own him blah blah blah. Anyway enjoy!
"Max, I am sorry, but…she proved to be a better leader than you, a better mother too," Angel said staring at me with her big, blue, evil eyes.
"H-h-ho-how can you say th-that?" I stuttered, I've changed her diapers, I taught her to fly, I risked my life her, for them. And they choose her over me? Their leader, their sister, their mom, their family? She's a clone of me for crying out loud! She's me, I'm her. We're both good leaders. The only different is I'm theirs.
Ever since Fang came back with his gang the flock started acting strangely, always asking for 'Maya' instead of 'Max'. I was just too blind by trust to see where that was headed. The only people that I ever trusted betrayed me. What does that tell you? It tells you that there's only one person you can trust and that's yourself.
"Max…" Fang whispered silently from the corner. I felt tears prick my eyes as I turned to glare at him. This was all
his fault. Before I gave him any chance to say anything I turned toward the open window behind me. We had gotten rid of the screen when we got the house.
"She's better than you," Iggy squeaked from the couch. I turned to look at everyone, waiting for someone to bust a gut laughing. For someone to say it was all a joke and I fell for it. But that never happened. Of course, it's my life, so that wouldn't have happened. I'm just a bad luck magnet.
"Nudge?" She turned away from my sad and desperate gaze. This was not happening...again.
"Please, leave." I couldn't believe that, that was all she said. For once, I wanted motor mouth Nudge back.
I turned on my heel and right before I jumped out the open window I whispered loud enough for everyone to hear, "You'll regret this," I was barely able to choke out the last part, " let's hope we never meet again."
It's been three months since I left and I'm doing perfectly fine. Sort of. I have a new family now: Jade (17), Storm (17), Flame (17), Shade (14), Venus (14), Coralia a.k.a Coral (12) and me, Max (17). We call ourselves the 'Flying Elements'. It's out little inside joke, one that only we'll fully understand. And that's exactly what we want. When the flock kicked me out I changed, outside in. I got new powers, now I can influence/ move any kind of fire (i.e. fake, real, blue, red, yellow, etc.) water, air, and earth but it's really hard to focus on everything so I usually don't use it. Also because it wipes out all of your energy. I can tell if you're lying downside is I can't lie without being obvious about it, and my favorite is being able to go invisible. My appearance changed the second I landed, and I didn't have anything to do with it, they were mutations. My hair is now blond, all brown streaks seemed to disappear, my eyes now change color depending on my mood, I got taller, like four inches taller, and my hearing improved… a lot.
I made six new friends, Jade's my best friend, though. She understands me, and I understand her. We're like soul twins, always knowing the other persons thoughts and feelings. That might be because of Jade's power, though.
Jade is like the girl version of Fang mixed with Nudge (scary thought). She has long, straight, raven black hair, but instead of dark brown eyes she has Jade green eyes with gold speckles. Her wings are black with little tiny gold dots around the bottom. She can read/control people minds and emotions. Downside of the emotion part is that she doesn't really know what she's feeling most of the time. She, too, can turn invisible so of course that leads to us playing pranks on everyone. We have some of the same powers, such as the lie detector and the super speed with flying. Instead of being able to control water she can control earth.
Storm has longish dark brown hair that covers most of his beautiful gray eyes. Wait… forget I said that. He has wings look like storm clouds, hence his name. You can only imagine what element he can control. If you guessed fire then you're absolutely…wrong! I mean why in the world would you say fire? It's obvious he can control the weather! He can freeze anything, but he can't melt it after. Storm can also make force fields, if it's really big then it won't last long, but if it's small then it can last close to forever. I really wouldn't want to get him mad, because well, let's just say he has a bad temper.
Flame was originally named Blaze by Venus but he thought it was a horrible name for a guy so he changed it to Flame, we're still thinking of names for him. Sometimes we call him Sunny. He has blazing red Haley Williams hair only shorter, on a boy, and it wasn't dye. He has gold eyes and everywhere we go everyone whose rude enough and brave enough asked if he wore contacts. I can't tell you how many times we've yelled NO! in everyone's faces. (A/N: My friend tried that, she put on a pair of cat eye contacts and we went shopping. We told about half the mall that they were contacts, and we didn't say it very nicely after about the tenth time) Flame could control (if you don't already know it then that's a fail) fire and he was pretty good at it, but like for me and all the others, it wasted a lot of his energy.
Shade is actually very useful. He can erase people's memories, he can read their memories, but that's it. He can't read your mind or control it; he can only mess with your memory. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to ask him to make me forget about the flock, but I need to stay strong. I can't just take the easy way out, I mean right? Right? Shade has blond hair that has moss green on the tips (he usually spikes up his hair so we also call him Spike) and bright green eyes. Shade can control anything man-made. I know that that doesn't really count as an element but it's really close enough. He can also make illusions, like make something appear there but not really be there. Like a hologram.
Venus has shoulder-length, dark purple hair and dark blue eyes. She can control the element air, and let me tell you, her temper is even worse than Storm's! But we love her anyway, she makes every day a pain in the butt, but she also makes it different than any of the others. She can also change the temperature, see in the dark, and has super awesome hearing; better than the flocks, almost better than mine. Key word: almost.
Coral is a sweet girl and I really hate that the scientists messed with her DNA, but I'm also a little glad that they did because if they didn't she wouldn't be here now with us, in my new family. She has blond hair with blue and green highlights. Her eyes are the color of the purest ocean and the color of Neptune. You can only guess what her element is. That's right! The ocean or water! She's our little mermaid, minus the tail.
Right now Coral and Venus were talking about the latest J-14 magazine; they were huddled together on a couch laughing at each others comments. I smiled, glad to see everyone happy right now. Shade was no where in sight, and that worried me. He's usually not that bad, but the key word is usually, he has his moments, and they've happened more often.
"Yo, Max!" Storm called running down the stairs like he was being chased by rabid erasers.
"That's my name, don't wear it out," I said in that stuck up way that the girl in the T.V had just done. He smirked at me and my heart skipped a beat. Wait what?
"You need to stop watching T.V," he replied sitting on the counter stool next to me, his eyes kept flicking back to the steps as if real erasers were going to appear out of no where.
I laughed and bit into my apple. When I swallowed I turned to him and gave him the so-what-did-you-want-and-why-did-you-call-my-name look. "Well?"
"Yeah umm-" This was not going to end well.
"STORM! I'M SO GOING TO KILL YOU!" Jade yelled from upstairs. I turned to glare at a snickering Storm and a smiling Shade. Where was Flame?
"What did you two do?" I groaned, putting my head in my hands. I knew this one minute of happiness wouldn't last.
"They stole my diary!" Jade shrieked from the bottom of the steps. Okay, now I know why he was running so fast. There is only thing worse than the school, than rabid erasers, and that's a pissed Jade. Don't EVER get on her bad side.
A/N: The first few chapters are just fillers, telling you where everyone is and what's going on in their lives. They might be a smidge bit boring, just warning you now. But I want to make sure you don't get lost or get confused. I don't want people to tell me I'm not being very clear. And because I want to. :)
~Maximum Forever out until next time.