A/N: I don't own Maximum Ride. Don't forget to R&R. Summary:
Max has a horrible life, a hard one too. She's been alone since she was exactly 8. She only knew her mom for a full 3 mintues, and she her dad beat her. She copes well, but the knife hidden in her backpack taunts her, calls out her names. Death is easy, life is hard.
Everyone that takes her in, either beats her, hates her, or gives her away again (actually, mostly, all of the above). But that all changes when Dr. Martinez adopts her. Max can't trust, she never knew how, because every time she tried, something bad happened or they screwed her over. So what makes this family different? Maybe their persistence to learn more about her locked up past, or the fact that they seemed to actually care.
She has trouble with the boy rooming down the hall, Fang. He's annoying, a snoop, a jerk, and very sure of himself. He pisses Max off most of the time, vise versa, but what happens when he starts developing feelings for the brick wall named Max? And she doesn't feel anything in return. Not at first. She prefers the fun, outgoing, pyro, Iggy.
Max doesn't know what to do with her new family, does she love them? And why does their neighbor look so freaking familiar? She knows one thing, though, she hates their dog, a black Scottie named total.
The billion dollar question, does she trust them? Possibly.
A whole new ride, all human but have enhanced (not that enhanced) ,speed, strength, and sight, with new feelings and a new story for the flock. (Sorry, I suck at summaries and this one was especially hard.)
Max, Fang, Iggy-17
November 1, 2011-Max's Pov
"Maximum, we have a family willing to adopt you."
Say what? The only comment I had was "It's Max." It's been an hour since I was last adopted.
"Max," my social worker, Alexandra, sighed, "You're going to live in…" she stopped, looking down at the file in confusion, "A place called…Union City?"
Oh, that place. I only knew this place because Sevena, the one and only person here (Sea Side Orphanage for Girls and Boys) that I would remotely call a friend, got sent there because someone adopted her. My only hope is that I might be able to see my somewhat-friend. But other than that my goal was to get kicked out of the family before my next birthday, which was in one month.
"California?" I asked, making sure I was thinking of the right Union City.
"Hmm, I believe so…" We were both quite. Venus (Sevena), yes I called her Venus, just because it ticked her off, only sent me one letter and I understand but it still hurt. My first friend since…forever and she suddenly leaves me alone and burns every bridge leading to me. That doesn't help my trust problem at all. "You'll be leaving tomorrow."
"Damn, that early?" I muttered without meaning to.
"Maximum, language," Alex warned, she hated when people cursed.
"It's Max," I repeated for the umpteenth time. She waved her hand dismissively.
"Be ready to leave at 4."
"A.M?" I hissed, not showing any emotion. She nodded smugly, she knew how much I needed my sleep, she'll be hearing about this in a month. "So be ready, I'd go to sleep if I were you, it's already 8:26… P.M."
What a great way to start the month.
"Max?" Jessie whispered poking my cheek. I groaned.
"Go away," I muttered whacking away his hand.
"You're plane's here," he said pointing to the window. Jessie was the person that dropped kids off, and sadly the person hat wakes (annoys) people up.
"Well it can go die."
He laughed and pushed me into a sitting position. "Come on, they're not so bad. And you know Alexa would be here if she could. And Valencia is a good friend of hers; they've known each other since they were in diapers."
"Yeah, Alex knows her, I don't know her."
He sighed, "Come on Max, she told me that Val is an amazing person and that she adopted four other kids, you'll love it there."
"Yet with every second I hate it even more," I muttered grabbing my only bag and leaving before he could say anything else. I can't wait to meet the family (please note sarcasm).
November 2, 2011-3rd Person Pov
"Come on guys, we have to go pick up-"
"I'M COMING!" Lissa yelled from upstairs. Valencia sighed and saw her kids-Ella, Nudge (Krystal), Angel (Arianna), Iggy (James), and Gazzy (Trevor)- and two others, Lissa and Fang (Nick), Iggy and Nudge's friends.
"Fangy, come with us," Lissa whined, grasping Fang's arm tightly.
"Yeah, Fangy, come with us," Iggy taunted from the bottom of the stairs earning a glare from Fang.
"Awww, but Fang, pwease?" Iggy and Gazzy were snickering in the corner, Lissa was very clingy and thought that her and Fang were a 'thing', but they weren't. Fang is just too nice to point that out to her.
"Lissa, you know I have practice in like thirty minutes," Fang lied, knowing Lissa would just go with it. She really had no clue who the hell Fang was outside of school, what he did (nothing too illegal) all she knows-sees- is the outside. She never tries to look deeper, to see what's really there. She nevers tried to see past his mysterious and dark apperance. No one ever did.
Lissa decided not to go because I wasn't and soon we were on our way, of course we had to feed Total first.
A/N: I know, short. But my computers being mean and not letting anything save, I got hecka pissed when I wrote like two thousand words and most of them disappeared! GRRR! Well yeah, R&R, tell me what you think. And yes, Fang isn't in Max's adopted family and Max is actually a lot more quiet but I wanted to let you all know that she isn't always like that, but for the most part she is, later in the story you'll know what happened to her. I know its a bit rushed but I'm being rushed right now so I got to go.