I DO NOT OWN ANY PIECE OF YU GI OH 5DS OR MAXIMUM RIDE. ALL RIGHTS GO TO THE CREATORS AND AUTHORS OF EACH THING! ALL I OWN IS THE OCS!
Yusei, Jack and Crow rode up just in time to see Iggy ignite a bomb and it exploding about twenty flyboys. Yusei looked at the group and got worried when he noticed Jayla wasn't with them.
"Max!" Yusei called. She looked at him. "Where's Jayla?!"
"She's still inside! She told us to get clear and she would be right behind us!" Max answered.
"I'm going after her!" Yusei called.
"Yusei, no!" Angel yelled. They looked at her. "Jayla will find a way out. But she doesn't want any of us to get stuck in there."
"Angel what do you mean, 'find a way out'?" Fang asked.
"I can sense her in there. Hear her thoughts a bit but they are more faint," Angel explained.
They flew down so Yusei, Jack and Crow could hear her. "What is she thinking Angel?" Crow asked.
"It's so jumbled. It's like her mind's defenses are blocking me from getting a clear message without her permission," Angel said trying to focus. "All I can really get are words. Like 'out', 'blocked', and 'figure'. But I can't get anything else."
"I don't like this, Yusei," Jack said.
"Neither do I," Yusei said worried for his twin.
Suddenly a huge, but muffled, bang was heard from underneath the reactor. Across from where they stood, they saw the ground begin to crack and crumble down.
"That's above that room where that machine was," Josh said.
"And where Jayla is," Max continued worried. She took off and flew into the tunnel before anyone could stop her.
She followed the path they took before only to be cut off by the covered door. Giant rocks blocked the path and she knew even together they could push through. 'Oh no…' she thought.
"Jayla!" she called.
Jayla looked up hearing Max's voice. "I'm alright Max!" she called back. "Don't worry about me! Just get out!"
"No way! I'm not losing a member of the flock. I haven't yet and I don't plan on starting any time soon!" Max retorted.
"Max, there's nothing you can do!" Jayla returned. "I think I have a way out but you have to leave. You won't be able to make it without me by your side. Now get out!"
She heard Max growl in irritation. "Jayla, I'm not leaving you!" Max yelled.
"Max, if you don't go, the flock will lose you! It's leader! Now go! I'll see you again!" Jayla retorted.
"Fine. But if I don't see you again, I will find you and pound you!" Max threatened.
Jayla sensed Max's presence leave and she sighed with relief. "Josken get over here if you want to live," she ordered with a glare.
Josken gave a skeptical look but walked over. Jayla's wings glowed bright and a white energy shield formed around them. Jayla flapped as hard as she could. The ceiling took its final crumble and fell on top of the shielded group.
Max came out just as the hallway and room collapsed into the ground. "Max, where's Jayla?" Fang asked.
"I couldn't get to her. The doorway was blocked by rubble," Max explained sadly. "She kept yelling at me to leave and no matter how much I refused she eventually got me to leave. I didn't have a choice."
"So, where's Jayla now?" Josh flying up.
Max turned to the collapsed ground. "No way! Jayla!" Josh exclaimed.
Yusei heard and grew extremely worried. His eyes turned to the rubble that created an extended crater into the ground. 'Jayla…' he thought. He didn't want to believe it.
Suddenly a light burst from the middle of the rubble at the fastest speeds possible. It got high into the air before the light burst taking form of a person. She dived down and set a person on the ground.
The flock flew over while Jack, Crow, and Yusei zoomed over. They saw Jayla glaring at the woman with eyes that could kill her if it was possible.
"Do not, I repeat DO NOT, make me regret saving you. If I even hear of you creating that plan again, I will hunt you down and kill you," Jayla threatened. The woman nodded frantically before running away. Jayla didn't bother to take her glare off the woman.
Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel ran over and toppled Jayla onto the ground. "What were you thinking?!" Angel exclaimed. "We thought you were dead!"
"I'm very much alive, Angel. Don't worry," Jayla responded softly.
The three younger children got off and Max came over. "Jayla, the next time you do that, I'm going to pound you!" she yelled.
"Sorry, can't promise it won't happen again," Jayla responded. Max pulled her in for a hug.
"Jayla," Yusei called.
She turned to him. "I know Yusei. You don't want me to do that again," Jayla said.
"No I don't. Did you get what you were after though? Did you stop the By-Half Plan and gave us a reason for us to worry as much as we did?" he asked sternly.
"Yes. The By-Half Plan is done," Jayla replied. "It's gone."
"Good. Now let's get back so we can yell at you," Jack said.
Jayla rolled her eyes but followed them with the flock as they hurried back to the garage.
"Jayla, the next time you do that…" Jack growled as they entered the garage.
"Can't stop it if it does happen," Jayla responded before Jack could continue.
"Jayla, you don't realize how worried we were," Yusei said. "I don't know what we would do if we lost you. It's one thing if you were able to come back like last time but it's another when you can't come back at all."
"Sorry," Jayla apologized.
"You better be," Josh and Fang said in unison. They looked at each other while Jayla and Max gave them a confused look.
"Is it just me or does it look like Fang and Josh keep saying things caringly about you?" Max asked Jayla mentally.
"I hear it too. I don't understand why though," Jayla answered. "From what I can tell, Fang likes you."
Max struggled to hide in a blush hearing that. "But he seems to like you. And so does Josh," Max returned.
"I know Josh likes me but I wouldn't think Fang would. He's your match anyways," Jayla responded.
Max's blush grew a bit and Jayla gave a small grin. "What conversation did we miss?" Josh asked.
"Nothing," Max and Jayla said in unison. They looked at each other just as Fang and Josh did.
Everyone gave them confused looks but said nothing.
"How about we eat something? You guys must be hungry," Crow suggested.
"I'm up for food!" Gazzy exclaimed.
"Can I get some food?" Nudge asked.
"Me too?" Angel asked.
"Sorry about the kids. We are different from Josh and Jayla and have to eat like three thousand calories a day," Max explained.
"It's fine," Jack said. "I'll go see if we can find something. I need to do something to get all this frustration at Jayla off anyways."
Jayla just rubbed the back of her neck with an awkward smile. With that, he walked off to go find food.