Serena awoke in total darkness and began to panic. Memories of the night before rushed into her mind and she relaxed. She was in Max's bedroom. He was sleeping on the couch by Sammy and Artemis.

For a moment she felt guilt at the danger she had put Mina's son in. She couldn't do anything about it now, but at least she had kept him safe this long.

She sat up and rubbed her eyes, silently cursing Max and his nocturnal tendencies. He had wanted her to sleep in the room where anyone had to go through him to get to her. He was a great friend. She had only been half kidding the night before when she had joked about it being too bad that he pined for another.

She pulled on Max's robe, nearly drowning in it, and walked out to the living room, where she had to laugh at the sight that greeted her.

Sammy and Artemis were lying head to head on the couch, Artemis had one foot slung over the back of the couch and his head was hanging off slightly. Sammy was curled into a little ball, his head resting on the arm of the couch and Max was lying with his head pressed up against the foot of the couch, next to Artemis's and he was lying spread eagle, the blankets bunched and twisted around him.

As she examined them, she noticed the similarities between Artemis and Max, namely their platinum blonde hair and similar features. She made a mental note to ask Mina what Artemis's fathers name was. Max opened his eyes slowly and smiled at her.

"Morning," he mumbled, rolling over and pulling the blankets over his head. Serena laughed and headed into the kitchen to make some coffee. The aroma soon drew him into the kitchen, pleasantly rumpled.

Have you decided what to do?" he asked as he made a blind grab for the coffee in her hands. She nodded.

"Yeah, after I shower, I'm going to go back to the police station and tell them everything." Max raised one eyebrow. "Everything?" She hesitated and nodded slowly. He only stared at her until she blushed. "Everything, I swear." Max sighed, but decided to drop it.

"So, want me to watch Sammy today?" Serena frowned. "Don't you have to work?" she asked slowly, watching him suspiciously. "No, I can take the day off."

"You're sure? Have you ever stayed with an eleven-year-old boy before? I can always leave him with Raye." Max laughed at her words. "If Raye can do it without losing her temper, I can most definitely do it." Serena only shook her head.

"Whatever you say. After my shower I'm going to my apartment. Are you sure you can handle the two of them until Artemis' mom comes to pick him up? Positive?" He laughed again. "How hard can it be?"

Serena whistled as she headed to the bathroom. "If you're not dead in ten minutes then you can watch them." She laughed as she closed the door and locked it behind her, leaving Max to wonder what she was talking about. It couldn't be that hard…