A/N:HEY! I'm happy to have finally posted something for this. Sorry to keep any of my readers waiting, hope no one gave up on me!
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I still remember it clearly, like it was only yesterday we were leaving Iggy and Gazzy in charge of the house. I now know that that was the worst thing I could've possibly done. I mean, look at it. It was covered in (I'm guessing) ash, some parts (the parts closer to our old 'club' house) were somewhat burned and falling apart. I could see that the Erasers did their fair share of damage. Claw marks on the furniture, bullet holes in the walls, pictures ripped up, the fridge was tipped over, old, chunky milk was on the ground, clothes partially burned, beds stripped of their sheets and blankets, chairs broken in half, windows broken, the trees around our house were burned to the ground along with the grass, and the walls were broken, like I could see through the walls without x-ray vision. It looked horrible, I don't see why the Erasers had to go and ruin the place.
"I guess it's really gone," I heard Nudge whimper, and Angel hugged her. I went into my room, looking around. All my clothes were gone, the one picture of all of us, clean(ish) and together, was on the ground, shattered glass surrounding it and it had three claws marks cutting us all in half. I lifted it up, slowly, something clogging my throat. This is what we looked like before everything got screwed up. I swallowed, trying to hold back tears. Fang was actually smirking a little, he was too 'cool' for smiling. I felt a hot tears slip down my face. What happened to our family? Well for starters, Dylan, my clone Max 2, the scientists, Erasers, Ang- no she didn't do anything wrong...
Is it still there? I doubt it; Iggy and Gazzy said it blew up, that there's nothing left. But you know how it is, seeing is believing. "It's still there you know," Maya said from the passenger seat next to me. I hated how she could read me like Max used to.
"What's still there?" I lied. We were driving to Colorado, only twenty minutes left, and we were going to pass a path that would lead to a place where I could take off and fly to my old home that I shared with the flock.
"Don't be an idiot; you know what I'm talking about. And I'm sure no one would care if we take a detour."
I sighed, but shook my head, "No." She sighed stubbornly.
"We should go." Why? You never lived there!
"Go where?" Lea asked, waking up, from behind me. I'm not too sure if she was actually asleep though…
"To Fang's old home," Maya stated, looking at Lea, for once, without anger or hate. I think we're finally bonding!
"Let's do it!" Kate said excitedly from next to Lea.
Ten minutes later we were at the path. "We are going to have to fly, you know that right?" I asked for the millionth time.
"YES!" They all replied at the same time. I winced but got out of the car. After about five minutes of hiking we were at the take-off.
"So I'll hold Kate and Star, Maya will hold Ratchet and Fang you'll hold Holden," Lea smiled proudly at her arrangement. Only one big flaw: she was holding two people.
"Umm, Lea, are you sure you can hold both of us?" Star asked nervously.
I sighed angrily, they don't know how much stronger those scientists made me. As long as they also hold on, it's most likely (very close to impossible) that they won't fall. "Trust me. Is that so hard?" I snapped, crossing my arms, glaring, and somewhat flipping my hair. She just did a Max. WTF? I just did a what? I looked at Fang, expecting him to answer me.
"Nothing," He muttered taking off with Holden grasping his arms. Then Maya took off with Ratchet (sorry is his name Hatchet?) and that left me, Star, and Kate. They were all looking at me expectantly, only Kate had no fear in her eyes, only excitement.
I took both of their arms, one on each arm, and took after the others. I caught up with them almost instantly. "Please, don't drop us," Star kept muttering.
"Oh, breath (I forgot how Kate acted so I'm going to wing it…pun intended) you'll be alright." Then after a few seconds, Kate looked up at me and added, "You can trust her."
When we landed the first thing we, I mean I, noticed was that there were footprints in the mud leading into the house. Hmm, peculiar…
"Hey, Fang," he nodded, "I think that someone's in there." I nodded to the footprints and her nodded, trying to hide his anger. But it's hard to hide your feelings from a mind reader that can control/feel emotions, just saying…
Okay, so we walked inside, even though we all knew someone (or thing) is in there, possibly wanting to kill us, or just campers that lost their way. I honestly doubt the latter. So we went inside acting as if we didn't know that there were people in there. When we rounded the corner we saw them. They all turned, ready to fight, as did we. But what really caught my eye was the picture underneath me. "Fang," I hissed, trying get his attention.
One of the kids looked confused then looked kind of mad but happy. "Fang?" The mocha colored girl asked, eyes getting wide.
Then the taller boy with strawberry blond hair and unseeing blue eyes, I went into his mind and just knew he couldn't see. I'm going to call him strawberry shortcake, strawberry for short, or maybe even shortcake! "What?" The mocha girl (I'm going to call her Mocha from now on, I know I'm being racist, I'm sorry but it kind of fits) shook her head.
"NUDGE!" A voice yelled, definitely female, from a room. Mocha turned to the sound, but didn't move.
Gazzy and Angel were with me, staring at the wide eyes. Then suddenly Angel looked at me and said, "Someone's here." I nodded.
"Call Nudge, tell her to get over here." She nodded, but after like a couple minutes I got worried.
"NUDGE!" I yelled, looking at Angel, I'm going to get her. She nodded, and followed me when I went to what once was our living room. And guess who I see. You're absolutely right! Justin Bieber! Trust me, I would've rather seen Justine Bieber than who I actually saw, Fang with Max two and a bunch of other people that replaced us. I looked at the girl that was staring at me. Then a Angel came running up behind her and Gazzy came running.
What was he doing here? With her? "Fang?" Gazzy asked from beside me. I heard Angel whispering to Iggy what was happening. I felt the heat grow in my core again. I can't be that mad can I? And why was this girl staring at me? She had long(ish), straight, dark brown hair and brown eyes. She looked kind of like…well kind of like me.
"Hey guys," Fang said not looking at us.
"She's not a saint and she's not what you think, she's an actress!" Of course my phone decides to ring right then and there. And I have to pick it up because it's little miss I'll-run-away-when-I-want-to.
"What?" I asked so very nicely into the phone.
"MAX! OMG! YOU FINALLY ANSWERED!" I winced, pulling the phone away from my ear.
"This is the only time you called," I said.
She sighed angrily, "Who cares Max?"
"Um, you do…" She seemed to be taking ten deep breaths, while I sat there; okay I stood there, waiting. "Okay, anyway. When are you coming? Ella is getting worried and she won't stop BLABBING!"
"I AM NOT BLABBING!" I heard a voice yell in the background. I sighed. "Nice to know, okay, is there a reason why you're calling?"
"Yeah, I wanted to know what my ring tone was." Was she serious?
"Are you serious?" I heard hair brush against the phone, so she must be nodding.
"Not your ringtone, but the ringtone you set for me."
"It's none of your business," I muttered, regretting ever taking up that job.
"Hey, Max, someone's at the door for you!" Ella sang loudly, obviously next to the phone.
"Good for them," I said, rubbing my forehead. I took the phone away from my mouth, "Hey, Nudge, do you wanna talk to Rebecca?"
"Ugh, no, why would I?" I shrugged, good point, "How about Ella?" She shrugged, "But is Becky suddenly starts talking, I'm hanging up on her." I nodded.
"Be my guest."
"Wait MAX!" Ella yelled into the phone, "Was yelling really necessary?" I asked, pulling the phone away from my bleeding ears.
"Max, the really cute blond dude says he used to date you?" I'm sure the shock showed on my face.
An aggravated sigh, "The really cute blond guy says he used to date you!"
"Um, that's…nice? I guess. But umm, sorry, how did they know where we were?" I asked, kind of curious. It's Sam, Max. That was Angel. I looked at Angel. You don't think… She nodded. No…that was in Virginia, there's no way they suddenly moved to Colorado, right? She smiled. THEY DID!
"He says you guys went to some school in Virginia, and they just suddenly decided to move to Colorado, heard you lived here and found you."
"Stalker much?" I said, noticing that everyone was staring at me.
Ella laughed, "No! He is not! He's too cute to be a stalker."
"I'm sorry to tell you, Ella, but it's usually the cute ones that stalk everyone. And yes, trying to find someone is stalking someone."
"NO! It says online that a stalker is a person who pursues game, prey, or a person stealthily. And the second one says that a stalker is "a person who harasses another person, as a former lover, a famous person, etc., in an aggressive, often threatening and illegal manner.' So Ha! He isn't a stalker!"
I sighed, "Fine, you win, now BYE! I'll see you in…" I looked at the whole room, "this could take a while," I muttered before hanging up.
"What was with the whole 'stalker' convo?" The dark eyed girl asked.
I shrugged, "Some person is at our door asking for us, saying they've searched everywhere and now they've found us."
"WHAT IF IT'S ERASERS?" Nudge exclaimed.
"I think Ella would-" I stopped, Ella most definitely would invite a 'super-hot, gorgeous, male model' into the house. "Good point. We should go."
"WAIT!" Maya yelled just as we were about to leave. I cursed under my breath and turned to her.
"Umm," she looked at Angel, desperately. She needs to tell you something, something she should've told you when you guys first met. I raised an eyebrow at her. What the heck was she talking about? She pleaded me with her eyes. I sighed then looked at my flock. Nudge was on her phone, probably playing Temple Run, Angel was reading people's minds by the way her eyes seemed hazy, and Iggy and Gazzy were huddled together secretly.
"Fine, you can come with us," I muttered, exiting before I heard any complaints, YEAHS!, etc. "This is going to be a long day," I muttered to myself before turning back to see everyone mingling, or at least trying to mingle. "A very long one."
A/N: I hope it was at least okay, great would be awesome, but you should tell me. Go press that little review button, it's lonely...