The Girl With Wings

Chapter 28


I am so, so, so, so, SO sorry for the long wait. School + Other Stories + Other Activities = Hard to Write This Story. I am so sorry again for this wait. I will attempt to put them up fast but no promises.

On another note, things are going to get different from the Maximum Ride series. You learn how more will change over this story and throughout until the final chapter is written. Which is coming up SOON! Now finally to the story!

Chapter 28

Yusei's POV

Everyone was quite shocked when we got the note saying Jayla was gone to drop Jakin off and would be back the next day. I knew that she was planning on doing that but I thought she would've at least waited to say goodbye.

We were all quite worried. Even her new friends which she had left behind.

"I'm really going to give her a beat down when she gets back. She just doesn't know when not to leave. Who is this Jakin anyway?" Jack asked.

"Some fledgling she met in America. He decided to tag along in her bag and she had to take him back to his flock," Max explained.

"I wonder when she'll get back," Josh said. But soon he perked up. "Speak of the devil," he muttered. He ran outside. We immediately followed.

Outside Jayla was landing. "Jayla!" Max called.

She turned around. "Hey," she greeted.

"Jayla, the next time you leave a note like that, I'll flip you into next week," Jack threatened.

"I'd like to see you try," she taunted.

"Jayla, we were really worried," Angel said.

"Yeah, well," she said rubbing the back of her neck. "Sorry but the sooner I left the sooner I got back."

"Just wait for us to get us next time," Fang said.

"No promises," she replied. Max and the flock shook their head at the response.

"So, Jayla, is the fledgling back with his flock?" Gazzy asked.

"Yep," Jayla answered. "And I checked to make sure I didn't have any more of them right before I left."

"Good, we don't want to go through that again," I said. Jayla nodded.

We went back inside but I didn't notice Jayla stand out there a bit longer.

Third Person POV

Jayla looked around uncertain. She heard a motor buzzing making the hairs on the back of her neck stand up. Suddenly she heard a mechanical, devious laugh sound off from above her. She looked up just to jump out of the way of a plummeting fly boy.

"You guys!" she called as about ten fly boys surrounded her.

"You know, they want you back," growled one.

"You know, it's not going to happen," Jayla sneered.

One of the identical fly boys lunged at her. Its dagger like claws ready to rip through her flesh. Jayla looked as the door slammed open. Every one of her friends tensed as they saw the fly boys.

"Hey, big, tall and ugly!" Max called. A few turned to her while some still kept their gaze on Jayla. "How many mutants are you looking for?"

"Ah, the old generation. Termination of experiments in effect," one growled.

Josh turned to Yusei and the normal humans. "You guys get inside!" he ordered.

"Not a chance," Yusei said.

"Yusei, do what he says," Jayla ordered.

Yusei nearly flinched at the tone of her voice. He reluctantly gave in seeing nothing he could do. He, Jack, and Crow, being only ones there, walked inside all with frustrated faces.

Then the fight began. Three fly boys lunged at Jayla with their claws once again ready to stab. Jayla jumped and their claws stabbed into each other killing them. More fly boys seemed to come. Two taking the attack position on every one of the mutants. Angel struggled with two and Jayla jumped straight in breaking the bottom of their backs.

"Guys!" Iggy called. "Get them to the sky!"

"You heard him!" Max said and all of us but Josh knew what Iggy was planning.

We all got them grouped together and Iggy yelled, "FIRE IN THE HOLE!"

"Josh! Back away now!" Jayla yelled. They flew high into the air until they were a safe distance. Josh looked at Jayla with a questioning face when suddenly…


"Music to my ears," Iggy mused.

"What the…?!" Josh said. "How does Iggy do bombs?"

"Iggy is a natural with making bombs. He can make a bomb out of almost anything," Max explained

"It is obviously a useful thing to have when you are fighting mechanical fly boys," Jayla commented.

"Yeah, I know. And it's awesome!" Gazzy exclaimed.

We looked down and noticed all the fly boys were in pieces on the ground. Plus the sound of sirens was heard.

They got a bit lower to hear what the cops were saying. Yusei, Crow, and Jack had come out to see the damage. "What happened here?" asked the cop Jayla had seen before.

"Hey Trudge. That girl you saw before was attacked again along with her friends. We're not entirely sure. The last thing we saw was them battling some more of those flying wolf-men things. Then we hear this huge explosion," Crow explained.

"Guys, the officer their talking to is one that was there when I first met the guys. We should probably talk to him," Jayla said.

"Are you sure?" Max asked.

"Positive," she answered.

"Okay," Max agreed.

They flew down and landed. Trudge nearly did a spasm when he saw the eight of them fly down. "Oh, it's you two," Trudge said. "Who are your friends?"

"You know Josh?" Jayla asked.

"Yeah, he's the experiment we met when tearing down that science place," Trudge answered.

Jayla looked at Max who nodded. "I'm Max and this is my flock," she said and began pointing at each of them as they said their names. "Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel."

"And I'm Jayla but I'm sure Josh has told you about me," she added.

"You got that right. Now care to tell me what happened?" Trudge said.

"Some fly boys tried to kill us. We brought them into the air and Iggy released a bomb to destroy those mechanic beasts," Jayla explained nonchalantly.

"How can Iggy build bombs? He's blind," Jack asked.

"Like we told Josh, he's a natural bomb builder," Max said.

"Yeah, when Erasers attacked our first house, Iggy made a bomb out of Max's alarm clock. Bombs are totally awesome!" Gazzy said.

"Hey, the explosion is always music to my ears," Iggy said.

"And I always wonder where you keep those things," Max commented.

Iggy just shrugged with a smirk. Jayla and Josh covered a laugh. "I'm guessing by the sound of it you can fly too," Trudge said.

"Yep," Max said. "But we became like this in America. Traveled around a long time and then we met Jayla. Girl's got heart. She didn't want us to join her at first because she was afraid of that tracker in her arm."

"Josh said something about that. How many of those places are out there?" Trudge asked.

"More than you can count. We've seen some in New York, California, Germany, France, everywhere. Kids around the globe are fighting back but every minute another mutant dies," Max explained.

"Do you know why these scientists are killing the kids?" Trudge asked.

"Because they are considered incapable and not useful. Everyone, mutant and human alike, who are considered useless will die because of their By-Half Plan," Jayla explained.

"You knew about that?" Angel asked.

Jayla nodded. "I did. I don't know how though. Something just clicked in my mind and I knew all about it," she explained further.

"Wow," Fang said. "How many things have you had just pop into your head?"

"Most of the time they're memories I had forgotten. Happened quite a lot to be honest. Then there are the obviously abilities and lastly the By-Half Plan. That's all really," she answered.

"I still want to take that rematch, Jayla," Max chimed in.

"Yeah? Last time we raced I kicked your butt," Jayla returned with a smile.

"Hey, I can trample your speed if I got the chance," Max retorted but she allowed a rivaling smile to pass her face.

"Whatever," Jayla said with a joking voice. They both started laughing.

"What's this about a rematch?" Yusei asked.

"On our way to our final American location, Max challenged me to a race. She practically ate my dust," Jayla explained.

"It's true," Fang said.

Max glared at him. "And when are you going to stop siding with Jayla?" she asked.

"I only side with Jayla when she talks about something true," Fang defended.

"He's right," Iggy said but Jayla knew it wasn't Iggy. Max glared at him.

"I didn't see Iggy talk. But it was his voice," Jack said.

Max face palmed and turned her glare to Gazzy. He gave an innocent smile.

"Gazzy, you know how Max feels when you mimic against her," Jayla said.

"I know but it's fun!" Gazzy said. Everyone watched as Max pinched the bridge of her nose in annoyance.

"Mimic? I don't think anyone can mimic that well," Trudge said.

"Did you think kids could fly before now?" Angel asked.

"No," Trudge admitted. He sighed. "I got your point."

I heard Nudge's thoughts and I knew she was about to start her motor mouth ranting. "So, Trudge… was it? I've never seen a police uniform like that before. What type of police work do you do here? Are you still called police? I wonder how you become a police guy. It must be hard. I wonder if I'll be able to get a job like that. It could be fun. But I don't think I can with my wings. So many wonders out there," Nudge kept going on and on and the group noticed how Trudge was getting annoyed.

"Okay, Nudge. Stop torturing the man," Jayla intervened. She stopped and smiled.

"What was that?" Trudge asked relieved.

"That was Motor Mouth Nudge. The channel is on all day, every day," Max answered jokingly. "We're trying to get a handle on that mouth of hers. Sorry, if you have to deal with that."

"I think I'm going to leave before I get another earful," Trudge said leaving.

Jayla smiled. "Good luck with that," she said quietly.

"I feel bad for him," Fang said. "He had to go through a long scene of Nudge."

"Ah, he'll find a way out of it eventually. Or he'll have to get used to it," Iggy said.

"I don't think I'll ever get used to that," Jack said.

"Well, it comes with the flock," Jayla said.

"How many times does she do that?" Josh asked.

"Varies every day," Max answered.

"Good luck, you guys. I'm still getting used to Nudge and am now added to the 'Stop the Motor Mouth Nudge' club," Jayla answered.

Max and the flock laughed and the others were confused. Suddenly an unpleasant noise was heard and Max and the flock minus Gazzy who was laughing took to the skies.

Jayla called down, "You guys might want to back away a few meters!"

Josh came up and, though they were confused, the guys walked farther away from Gazzy. Jayla, Josh, and the flock noticed Crow covering his mouth from the stench. Jayla held in a laugh and he ran inside with his eyes watering.

"I feel bad for Crow now," Angel said. "He's going to struggle getting used to that smell."

We waited for another minute or two before it was safe to go down. "Gazzy!" Max groaned. "Why?"

"Because I can! Besides, it's natural," Gazzy replied.

"That is not natural!" Iggy said. "It has never been natural."

"Was that his ability he wanted to show me? The one you wouldn't allow?" Yusei asked.

"Yep and now you see why we kept him from doing it," Max said.

"Poor Crow. He really got a smell of it," Jayla said.

"Are you saying we're really lucky it didn't get us too bad?" Jack asked.

"You have no idea," Nudge said.

Jayla noticed she was about to start another rant and said, "Nudge, don't rant."

She covered her mouth realizing she was about to. "Thanks, Jayla," Max said with honesty in her voice.

"Hey, we don't want any more people to suffer today," Jayla said.

Fang grinned. "What are you smiling about?" Max asked.

"I just liked what she said," Fang said.

Josh got a strange vibe from Fang. Careful to secure his thoughts to himself alone, he thought, 'Does he like Jayla? He better not.'

"Anyway, let's get back inside and check on Crow," Yusei suggested.

"We might want to," Gazzy said. "That one was bad."

"I'm glad we didn't smell it," Jack said as they walked in.

"Thank god. Clean air," Crow mumbled inside on the couch.

Jayla and the flock struggled to hold in a laugh. "So Crow, how'd you like his 'ability'?" Nudge asked. Jayla glanced and made sure Nudge didn't begin a third babble time.

"Brutal," Crow answered. "That is no ability."

"We know. Though Gazzy really doesn't, we know. No matter how many times we tell him, it's not an ability. We've just learned to clear the area as soon as you hear that sound," Iggy said. "And being the best hearer can be annoying. Since you can hear things you don't want to hear at times."

"I wish you luck, Ig," Max said.

"How did he get blind anyway?" Jack asked.

Max and the flock froze. Yusei noticed and got confused. The only reason Jayla knew was because he wanted to tell her. "Is it bad?" Yusei asked.

"You want to tell them Iggy?" Jayla asked caringly.

"Go ahead. They deserve to know," Iggy permitted.

Max gave a sad sigh. "Iggy wasn't born blind. He actually was once able to see in pitch black. When the white coats tried to enhance it, it went wrong and this was the result," she retold. "Iggy's been blind ever since."

Yusei, Jack and Crow winced hearing the story. "How cruel can they get?" Crow muttered.

"Not sure if there is anything crueler than killing kids off," Jayla said.

"True," Crow said.

"But where are they coming from? There must be a base close by if they can come that fast," Fang said.

"I know. It doesn't seem likely that they would be so far away," Josh agreed.

"Agreed," Max said. "We should scout out the city perimeters. See if there is anything unusual."

"I'm with you on that," Jayla agreed.

"Then let's go! I want to check this place out!" Gazzy exclaimed.

The group left but Yusei stopped Jayla. "Are you sure you'll be okay? I don't want you to get hurt," he said.

"I'll be fine Yusei. Don't worry," she reassured before hurrying out to leave with her friends.

"You think they'll be okay, Yusei?" Jack asked.

"We can only hope," Yusei said.

"I have an idea. Why don't we look around ourselves?" Jack suggested.

"I like it! We can help out this fight too. Like we're supposed to," Crow agreed.

"Let's go," Yusei said and they rode off to look around themselves.

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