Last chapter guys! Although, I'm willing to do another one if you're entirely unsatisfied with the ending. I haven't really finished a book before and so I wasn't sure what to do here…

But anyway, enough of my rambling:

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Falling Higher:

Chapter twenty-six:

Five days had passed since I had broken out of the school. Five days since I met Fang and Iggy's mental, psychic and now mutated cousins. Five days since Maya had moved in with us and five days since the first time I felt everything was really going back to normal since Jeb died.

Maya was, surprisingly (or not since she's basically another me), really cool. I'm pretty sure Ella and Nudge preferred her over me actually, considering the fact she isn't afraid to let them near her with makeup and will participate in whatever strange, boy-induced conversation they were having. And enjoy it. Angel and Gazzy were even learning to cope with their new wings- with the help of regular flying-coaching sessions with me and Iggy.

I wouldn't exactly say I was surprised when I found out the rest of my friends had wings… I mean, after all I'd been through in the past few days (meeting my clone, kissing Fang, blowing up a School full of mad-scientists) I almost felt that nothing could surprise me anymore. I was shocked, sure… but I found I was more pleased than anything (even angry, which is a first).

Things between Fang and I however, had been awkward to say the least. I think the problem was that he had difficulty telling me and Maya apart. It had nothing to do with the fact that I had been avoiding hi m ever since that day in the kitchen…. Well, okay, perhaps that had something to do with it. Bur could you blame me? I went from hating the guy to lo- liking him in just a few short months.

A star shot across the sky, it's glowing tail streaming out behind it, and I watched from where I sat on the roof of my new home.

Make a wish, Max.

I didn't have much left to wish for… it seemed everything was almost perfect as it was. Well, almost.

I closed my eyes and made a silent wish, breathing in a deep breath of cool night air before I opened my eyes again

"Erm… hi," I heard a voice say from above.

Leaves and small twigs blew around me in a small whirlwind as Fang landed, his pitch-black wings almost matching the colour of the sky above.

"Hey." I said awkwardly.

He sat down beside me and squinted up at the sky.

I ran a hand down my arm self-consciously and desperately tried to think of something to say. My awkwardness was not helped in the slightest by the feeling of his eyes on me.

"Can you stop staring?" I finally snapped.

He grinned at me. Not the reaction I was expecting.

"So you are Max."

I gave him a flat look.

"No duh. You know, you're really going to learn how to tell me and Maya apart." I told him, pretending not to notice when he scooted closer to me.

"Yeah," he agreed, "It's usually not too difficult considering the different clothes you two wear. I mostly just wait for you to open your mouth though. It's when you start talking that I really know it's you."

I punched him in the arm and tried to contain the small smile that seemed intent on showing itself as he chuckled beside me.

"You're kind of a jerk, you know." I told him.

"Yeah," he said, putting an arm around my shoulders, "I know."

I stiffened slightly.

What the hell did I do now?

"Don't overthink it Max. Just shut up and sit with me," he said, evidentially my mini-freak-out was not as subtle as I would have liked to think.

I did as I was told for once though. As weird as it was, I kind of liked just sitting with Fang, staring up at the stars.

And I wasn't nearly as cold now either, which was a bonus from the whole "arm-around-me" thing.

"Hey, Max," I heard Maya say as she stuck her head out of my window, "mom wanted me to tell you- oh. Um, sorry." She stopped, obviously having just noticed Fang.

Maya, unlike me, had absolutely not qualms about calling Dr M "mom", which she loved of course. I thought it was good for the both of them, and sometimes I even found myself calling her "mom" as well, although thankfully she hadn't reacted as much as she had the first time.

"Hey, Maya." I mumbled, feeling my face heat up as I moved out from underneath Fang's arm, "What's up?"

"Er… well… I'm supposed to tell you to get inside so you don't catch a cold, but something tells me that you're warm enough out here," She said, a mischievous twinkle in her eye.

I glared at her.

"I'm fine. Besides, I was just about to go back in anyway. Tell Dr M not to worry so much."

Maya nodded and ducked her head back inside.

"Well," I mumbled, not looking Fang in the eye, "Looks like it's time for me to go in… I'll see you tomorrow?"

"Yeah, sure." Fang said and I turned to follow Maya back inside.

"Hey, Max," he said, catching my arm as I stood up.

"Yeah?" I turned my head back to look at him and was momentarily stunned when I felt his lips press against mine.

"Just that." He told me, chuckling at the look of shock that was undoubtedly on my face.

I just blushed some more and nodded at him, before crawling back through my window with what I would like to think was dignified grace.

"This may sound like a stupid question," Maya said as I turned to face her, "but have you ever had any… voices in your head? I figured it might be a mutant thing, and he said he knows you…"

I looked at Maya, unable to stop myself from laughing.

"I can't believe the Voice got the wrong Max as well!" I giggled.

Maya just looked at me, confused.

"So you do know him?"

"Oh yeah. But you can keep him. Believe me; we did not get along very well."

Maya grinned at me.

"Yeah, he did say something along the same lines."

I laughed again as we made our way downstairs.

Well, I guess that answers the question of what happened to the voice.


I'm so sorry for the ridiculously long waits between all of the chapters, and I really would like to thank all of you who managed to stick with me throughout the entire thing. And all of you who reviewed, followed, favourite or just enjoyed in general, you guys are seriously awesome. :D

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But that's enough of me talking, I've probably over-excited you thinking it was going to be a decent sized chapter, when the majority of it was just me talking. Sorry about that…

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