It hadn’t been the first she had made a pumpkin grow on someone else’s head, it was an amusing prank to play on people, even if sometimes it doesn’t go exactly according to plan and someone ends up in the nurse’s office with a giant pumpkin head. She was relieved that the spell worked properly, it could have backfired, the first time she tried it she was the one with a pumpkin for a head. She watched the man as a chill went down her spine, she was suddenly cold. At least the spell worked this time and the chains didn’t turn on her, she couldn’t help to wonder what would have happened if she had failed. The glue spell didn’t work too well, her hand was now glued to her hand and her clothes were glued to her body, but on the bright side, she wasn’t the only one being afflicted with this situation. Senan was safe, he was safe...but...was he alright? She looked around to find him but she couldn't see where he was, maybe he was gone? Maybe they had succeeded and she had failed, as usual, she failed. She wished she could make the chains move and tighten their grip around the wizard, a tight enough grip to break his bones, but her mind couldn’t think of anything else. She stumbled around for a while until she sat on the floor. Was she scared? Angry? Nervous? Was that fear or hatred? Max just stayed on the ground like a soulless body. She had never been so scared in her life, not just for her but for someone else, for Senan, watching him squirm on the ground only made her hatred towards the perpetrator even greater. Why couldn’t she make those chains tighter? Stronger? Inflict a dosage of pain as they enjoy, but she didn’t enjoy seeing others suffering, she didn’t think she was able to take another life, for whatever reason. Max heard Senan call her name but didn’t answer, she simply took his wand out and put it on the ground, his wands had a nice shade of white, ironically contrasted with her jet-black wand, she would have put her down if it wasn’t glued to her hand. Now that the shock was starting to wear out, she was cold, she didn’t remember being so cold. She looked again at her hand and her heart began to race, she tried to remove the wand from her hands, and it wasn’t coming out, as much as she tried it didn’t budge. She suddenly felt overwhelmed and that’s when tear began running down her face as she tried desperately to let go of her want, almost like she was she being attacked by something. “NO! Get off me!” she shouted at her hand, it seemed that the harder she tried to fight the glue the harder it got to take her wand out.
A smile of satisfaction appeared on Max’s lips when the creepy wizard fell, petrified thanks to the potions she had thrown at him, that was one less person to worry about. While the bigger wizard was worried about Senan, Max tried to gather as many marbles as she could, always staying out of sign, but the bandolier got stuck and as she pushed her way through the strap broke, she couldn’t carry it anymore, but she could still carry some of the potions with her, if she put the marbles in her pocket. She picked the same combination as before, perhaps the same trick would work on both. Max walked around the warehouse but her plan to gather the marbles was halted by the sound of a wand hitting the floor. She looked at Senan’s position and there he was, no wand to defend himself, if he was using it then it could only mean that he was using wizarding magic. She tried to rush to his location, catch the wand, give it back to him and she almost got it, if it hadn’t been for the words that came out of the bigger wizard’s mouth. Now who was petrified was Max, she couldn’t move, she couldn’t speak and yet the thought of Senan only brought tears to her eyes, it was her fault. The young redhead covered her ears, she couldn’t bear to listen, but she couldn’t just stay there, she will either show herself or she will have to play in the field she knows best. She took her wand out, she retrieved Senan’s wand with magic, it was stupid to think she could get out of that one without using magic. Max pointed her wand at the larger wizard and whispered “Melofors” hopefully the spell will do what’s supposed to do and encases the wizard’s head in a pumpkin, enough to distract him from continuing the curse. She changed locations, as long as she’s moving, they probably can’t hit her easily. She couldn’t help to feel a mixture of angry and sad. She hid behind a few boxes and pointed her wand up at the chains using the Locomotor spell. The tangling pieces of metal fell onto the ground and like snakes tried to wrap around the bigger wizard, if she succeeds her next plan is to glue them together. As Max acted, she couldn’t take the images of Senan out of her mind, it was heartbreaking. No matter how she felt about the situation, how nauseated she was feeling, she had to get him out of there. Regardless if the spell had hit or not Max revealed herself, the fear in her eyes was impossible to hide with smiles and happy thoughts, the pain in her chest only grew stronger. This time the fear was far greater than the adrenaline, she could tell there was no chance of getting out of there alive if her plan fails.
Max quickly placed her glasses once she got to the other side of the Wizards, standing behind them didn’t seem like an appropriate location, especially when Senan came down after blinding them, only to drop the marbles on their feet. She didn’t want to get caught in the confusion of the marbles, she made her way to a safer location closer to Senan, even if her stealth skills weren’t as good as theirs, the sound of the marbles allowed her to have a slight advantage. She stood a bit further from Senan and the other wizards, she didn’t want to be caught in the crossfire or be a nuisance to Senan. She was starting to get impatient, it had only been a few minutes and, despite the excitement she was feeling, she couldn’t help but feel scared and slightly helpless in a situation like this. She watched them from her new location. She took one of the potions from the bandoleer, but she was so nervous that the potion hopped in her hand for a couple of seconds before she could grab it. “I’m going to get him killed…” she thought to herself as she exhaled in relief. The skeletal figure seemed to have a slight fascination for her, either he liked her hair, or he really liked red apples. When she saw the spell, she was glad she had decided to avoid the marbles by escaping to another location, if she was to be hit by a spell like that she was probably going to end in the hospital or dead, she would definitely be dead. When the other wizard turned to Senan, Max wanted to do something, but that wasn’t the plan, she had to trust him, he was far better than her, but she also had the advantage. She moved a bit closer in order to try and do something, going against the plan they had prepared but was surprised when the necklace finally reacted correctly to the touch and formed a shield. “Finally, the right spell...” but she was a fool to even think that her abilities could create a decent spell capable of protecting another. The shield shattered like a mirror but at least Senan was alive. She had to snap out of it, she had to take care of the other, or at least try. She held the potion in her hand and it was time for her to use it. She made her way around the warehouse quietly and once at a safe distance Max threw a couple of potions at the least intimidating, but crazy wizard, hopefully, they could disorient him enough to immobilize him for a while longer.
Max continued to pace around the warehouse like she was waiting for someone, she had to play the part, she had to make them believe she was alone and that she was waiting for Senan for them to be surprised. She didn’t have a hard time hearing the steps, her ears were trained from music, she could easily distinguish sounds, no matter how difficult they were to differentiate. Shortly after the sound of the footsteps continued, Max heard the doors open, it was time. She took a long deep breath to calm her nerves and continued to play pretend. She looked at the door and saw two individuals, dressed in black with some weird masks on their face, she wanted to make a joke, but she wanted to look scared, or at least more scared. She heard one of them speak and wondered who had named them, again trying to make a joke to ease the nerves wasn’t going to be much help. She ignored the insults, it wasn’t the first time and it wouldn’t be the last time someone called her that. She decided to take a step back to stay further away from them, the further she was from them the easier it would be to avoid a spell or to cast something to protect herself. Max avoided looking up at Senan, she continued looking at the wizards and eventually at the door, still pretending that Senan was going to come through it. The other man was slightly more intimidating, his stature made him look like the tougher opponent. Were Wizards even allowed to visit gyms? As one of the wizards walked forward, Max walked back, she wanted to keep a safe distance between them. She continued to look at the wizards, the fear on her eyes was real, it wasn’t an act, and she was sure they could see it in her eyes. As she saw one of the men wave his wand around Max used the ring and disappeared from their sights, hopefully, Senan could see the signal she had given him. She sneaked past them quickly stood behind them, they probably were expecting an attack from behind. Max removed her jacket, easier access to the potions that Senan had given her, but just in case she kept her wand at hand if she had to use any kind of spell, she was going to need her wand.
It had finally been the day to go forward with the plan that they both had elaborated over the break. Max couldn’t lie about not being nervous, she was not only nervous for herself she was also nervous for Senan. She had been in a lot of trouble before but nothing like this. It was new territory for her, battling and not in the same kind she often plays with her friends on the school grounds, this time there would be no rules, no etiquette to follow, it was either them or the Dark Wizards. This was a life and death situation, and while she had seen her life flash before her eyes many times before this was an entirely different situation. In a weird way, Max wasn’t only nervous, as she didn’t want to die, she was attached to her life, but she couldn’t stop feeling slightly excited about all that. Max made sure to sneak out of her room without Laurie ever knowing where she was going, she also decided to take her wand, just in case something was to happen she didn’t want to rely on her skills of wandless magic, unless she wanted it to fail or to blow up something unintentionally, like her head or Senan’s head, she would like for his head to remain attached to his body. The warehouse was abandoned and decrepit, she just wished they didn’t get attacked by it before their ‘hunters’ arrive. The chains up in the ceiling gave her an idea for later if required, she just needed to reach them, easy enough with all the things the warehouse had. She looked at Senan with a smile before looking around once more. She regretted putting him in that situation, but, if they hadn’t then would they have gotten closer? Would she had been able to see past the grumpy old man Senan wanted everyone else to believe he was? They were running out of time, she knew it the moment he wrapped a potion-bandolier around her torso, when he was done she put on her jacket to hide the potions. Max took a deep breath before feeling his hand on her cheek, her hand rose to meet his and she smiled at him. “I know.” Her smile got wider, but she was nervous, not particularly for her, but for him. They shouldn’t waste any more time; the other Wizards should be there at any moment and that way they would lose the element of surprise. “I’ll be alright.” She tried to reassure him, but she didn’t even know if she was going to be alright or not, but she was going to maintain her positive thoughts about it. She watched him as he moved to a better location, but she didn’t follow him constantly so she wouldn’t give away his position. Max walked around the warehouse, she needed to act distracted, like she was waiting for a friend, or someone more than a friend.
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There was a slight shade of red on her cheeks as he spoke, yes, as much as they wanted it, they needed to be rational. Max wasn’t being very rational around him, there was something different, something that made her look like a fool who had never experienced anything before, she had friends, she even had crushes before, why was being near him made her stupider? What was that feeling? She had to start thinking rationally. Did he enjoy the necklace? It was a death trap waiting to kill them both, maybe not kill but if it kept acting the way it did Max was going to shout at it, but now she couldn’t take the spell. It was only after a while that she processed everything, it made him feel closer to her? Just when everything seemed to calm down his words just made everything move faster. “I’m cool, I’m cool.” “I hardly think there’s something more exciting.” She spoke with a cheeky smile before realizing how stupid she sounded, he had called her smart once, she was pretty sure he was going to take that compliment back, she was acting like an idiot. Senan eventually left the room, Max took a deep breath and prepared everything for them, the movie, the snacks, their food, everything was ready for them to relax. She laid on the floor and looked at the ceiling, it was a perfect moment to relax and think about everything. Every time she saw his face and his smile, she couldn’t contain a smile on her face. All her reactions, thoughts and desire weren’t normal; Senan wasn’t just a friend to her, he was much more than that, she found that being around him was rewarding and enjoyable, while being with friends were too, she never had the sudden desire just to hug someone and stay like that for a while. She liked him, much more than a simple friend, she didn’t know when but what she knew was that she had to keep quiet about it, they couldn’t afford to do anything. She stood up from the ground and shortly after he got back in the room. She watched his every move with a smile on her face, that had to stop, she had to stop fantasizing about him. The bed was ready for them to watch the movie, and she quickly took the spot that he had left for her, she was done acting stupid, she was done doing stupid things, she was going to take control back. She put on the movie and just got comfortable. “I hope you enjoy the movie, a … friend of mine lent it to me.”
Max couldn’t take her eyes off of his, she wasn’t expecting a reply or an indication that he would even consider such a thing, especially after her joke about sharing such a thing with him but he didn’t reject the idea, far from it. His reply and his look indicated that he was on board with it. Her cheeks became slightly redder than before at the thought of them together sounded ludicrous but also sounded like the right thing. Rationally she scared of going with him, emotionally was a whole new thing, she wanted to, and she was willing to, but with their luck, they should think about something like that for another time. “I agree, with our luck today… I think we should leave it.” She had to be rational about it, today wasn’t a good day, perhaps another time, another day where luck was on their side. “And when this is all over, I am so going to fix that necklace.” She spoke with determination, she wasn’t going to let her magic ruin things again. She agreed with his plan, it was simple to follow and if executed correctly no one would suspect a thing. “I’ll try to be quick.” Max picked the clothes smiling at him before sneaking out of room to clean herself. The oil had a nice and relaxing scent it was a waste cleaning it up, but she had to, her clothes needed to be washed. Max hoped that her roommate wasn’t in the room on the following day, she hoped she could sneak in, change and wash her clothes without Laurie even noticing that Max was wearing someone else’s clothes. Max didn’t take too long in the shower, she didn’t want anyone wondering who’s using a shower while there was no shadow in the stall. She was done with her shower and put his clothes on, luckily not all her clothes were completely drenched in the oil; the oil had a nice scent, but so did his clothes, Max was starting to think she sounded like a weirdo sniffing people’s clothes like that. Once she was dressed, she sneaked back into the room and once she was safely inside, she stopped being invisible. “Oh god, that was exciting.” Now was his turn, he shouldn't have a problem. When he leaves her can set everything for the movie so she can get it ready for when he arrives.
She would expect it would always be mutual, but at least to some, it was. She stared at him, the same thought wasn’t leaving her mind, them doing that…it was ridiculous, he would think it was ridiculous and he would never even consider it, that was until he admitted that he wouldn’t be opposed to such thing. She smiled at him, she wouldn’t be opposed to it, but…it’s something they probably did between them, she was human. Her smile didn’t fade but her eyes looked away for a moment. The necklace was nowhere neat charmed, that thing was cursed; a present that she thought it was going to be useful was, in fact, creating more harm than it was supposed to, it made her feel not only angry but also guilty. Why couldn’t’ the necklace just let them? Why did one of them have to touch it or have someone intervene, what kind of curse was that? There was no point in getting angrier, it would only make things worse. She chuckled at his joke. “The rubbing can still happen…” she had to open her big mouth. The words sounded a lot better in her head than they did when she spoke them. “…” she was going to try to explain herself, but it would only make things more awkward for them. Did she want to experience the whole thing? Yes. Was he willing to? She was too scared to even mention it, he might have admitted to a lot of things and, not pulling away when they almost kissed, but this, this seemed something far more intimate than a kiss. Her cheeks turned red but she decided to keep her cool. Would she mind being completely naked in front of him? Yes, it was embarrassing, she liked him and mundane things that once didn’t embarrass her when it came to him things were completely different, but now, knowing that fate had something against them kissing, she wasn’t sure if she wanted to risk getting in the shower. “Not saying no…” she began with an embarrassed expression. “…but after everything, you think it’s safe? I mean…we keep having these weird accidents.” she tried to remain objective, but she couldn’t. “I didn’t say no, I think when…our luck changes, perhaps...” and there she goes again making things a lot worse than they already wore. She closed her eyes to regain a bit of her lost control, it was hard, not just because of the conversation but also because he wasn’t wearing a shirt. “We can go, I can get dressed when I’m done and come back here with no problem…” when she was done talking, her eyes met his. She felt that her heart was ready to leap from her chest every time the thought of being intimate with him crossed her mind, she had never felt like that before, she hadn’t been intimate with anyone, not like that anyway. The feeling was strange, unique and yet she enjoyed the thought of it, but feared a negative response from him.
The traditions seemed odd, but Max was on the outside, she didn’t know anything about their traditions or customs, it was always interesting to hear about it, especially from someone who knew how things work. She smiled when he looked away, she was slightly embarrassed, should she have considered what had happened part of the ritual? She probably shouldn’t, it wasn’t a gift. “That’s not very common but seems interesting.” She smiled at him, deciding not to turn away, even if the redness of her cheeks was apparent. “The…co-submission is just one or do people oil each other? I mean…makes more sense since it would be something cooperative…” she was too curious, that was perhaps a question she shouldn’t be asking, but she couldn’t stop thinking if it would be something they could do. “What the fuck am I thinking?” Max thoughts as she wanted to slap herself for such thought, he wouldn’t consider it. She couldn’t express the joy watching his smile, her own grew as she stared at him, his eyes were easy to read and made the meaning of his words easy to understand. The only thing she wanted that night was to have her lips meet his, willingly, not an accident like their first time. Before their lips could touch, her touch on the necklace made someone unimaginable happening. They were now covered in oil, she couldn’t deny that it smelled nice, but it forced her to back away from him. Max tried to remain calm while she was screaming internally. “I swear to god I’m going to fix that goddamn charm.” She thought to herself as she tried to remain calm about the situation. When he smiled it seemed that her annoyance at the events faded and caused her to smile at him. “Yeah, on the bright side now we’re covered in oil from head to toe so we’ll be smelling good for the next hours.” She tried to joke but all she could think of was the explanation he had given her about the oil. His words still lingered in her head and those words had a whole new meaning now. “How do you suggest we clean up? It’s not like I can take a shower without someone notice me unless I go invisible…” it wasn’t such a bad idea, she could easily do it if she was invisible, they just needed to keep the pizza warm enough for them to eat later. “But you might need to lend me some clothes, again…” an embarrassed smile cross her lips, she could easily go into her room but she was sure she’d be caught by her roommate, and then would have to answer a bunch of questions.
Maxine knew she wasn’t easy, even to those who know her, but they are willing to take a change, but eventually, they will grow tired of the same thing over and over again. She had to admit that she was scared, at least to herself that one day he too will feel like that, but she can only know if he’s going to stay if she takes a chance, a chance she was willing to take. It seems that what she had done felt good, there was nothing better to relieve the pain than press some pressure points correctly. Probably wasn’t the most conventional thing, but it worked. While he sat back on the table, Max thought it was a good idea to put the bottle in its place as he explained what kind of oil was in the bottle. It seemed like an interesting story until he mentioned it was a gift mostly by suitors, at that moment the bottle jumped from Max’s hands and wobbled around in her oily hands until she was able to catch it and finally put it in its place. “Gift by suitors? H-how does that work exactly?” she asked a bit curious, as she tried to remain calm about it as she walked back to him. She stood in front of him to look at his shoulder, it was probably going to hurt a bit more, she began by trying to do what she had done to his back, but a bit slower and softer. She smiled at him when he started talking but soon her face turned into one of surprise. Did he just say he loved her personality? What was he saying? Was he? Nah, it couldn’t be, could it? There it was, the same feeling, the tingling sensation in her heart, this time was much stronger than the first time she had experienced it. Max stared her him, it was getting slightly harder to breathe, how could she…. when should she… Max’s mind was blank, but it was like a whole weight was lifted from her shoulders. Max stared at Senan’s eyes, almost like searching for the answer she wanted, did he say what she thought he did? She put her hands on his shoulder and smiled at him, a relieved and goofy smile. She didn’t really listen to what he said next, only bits of it. “I’d love to do that too…” she would be happy if they just spent the rest of the night like that, just them. Maybe the night hadn’t turned so badly for them, or so she thought until she touched his necklace as she tried to lean in to finally do what she wanted to do at the rink before the staff had come to pick them up.
She wasn’t hearing things, he did mean it. A smile appeared on her lips, she was anxious, scared but overall thrilled. She still couldn’t understand what it all meant, did he want to spend all that time with her? Wouldn’t he grow tired? She wanted to believe he’d never grow tired of her, in the same way, that she’ll never grow tired of him. The whole conversation sounded like a dream, a dream she fears that will end someday. While Max hadn’t been new to fun and excitement being with him was a completely new feeling, he didn’t even have to try, he simply had to be there with her. She knew that whatever they decide to do when it came to having fun, she was sure he could deliver and would still surprise her. She wouldn’t have guessed that half-fae wouldn’t grow old as humans did, she assumed they could last a few more years, but it seemed she was mistaken. She understood the sands of time waited for no one and, everything that is alive one day must return to the ground only to be born again but it was still a sad thought. Share all of his days? She smiled at Senan. “Then I have to make them all interesting so that you don’t grow tired of me.” She spoke but it showed her fear, that he one day would stop thinking she was interesting or exciting, that one day he would leave, everybody leaves, eventually. Did she want to believe that he was going to stay? Yes, but the fear was too real to ignore. He was awfully tense, even the oil didn’t seem to help too much but when he called out her name she laughed. “I knew you were going to like it.” She spoke with a cheery disposition and a playful smile on her lips. Unfortunately, she was almost over with it; it wasn’t a process that took too long, pressing the correct spots was enough, more pressure could potentially make things worse. “Relax a little...” Her fingers trailed once more down his back before she finished. “…and we’re done.” She finally got off from the bed and onto the ground before closing the bottle before she decided to have a small accident and pouring it all over the place. “You should feel better in a while, but this smells nice, I like it.” She sniffed the air lightly to take in the scent as much as she could, before trying to help Senan get up from the bed. His back was still going to bruise but at least he wouldn’t have to feel the constant pain. “I can check your shoulder, it seemed fine, but you never know.” It might seem like an excuse just to observe him but for now, she was concerned about him.
Living with him? Was he joking? No, he didn’t seem to be joking or anything of sorts. She stared at his eyes wide open in disbelief. “Yes.” A simple word escaped her lips as she couldn’t still believe what he had said, she wanted to, but couldn’t just give up her room in Tally, she would certainly find a way, if he meant it if he meant what he had said she was going to find a way. Max hardly considered herself to be smart, she lacked a whole set of skills for her, everyone says it, she’s average at best, and sometimes not even that, obviously most of the words come from the places she despised the most, her own household. She was pleased that he was excited to try and experience that kind of feeling but he also didn’t have to be ashamed for not knowing it sooner. She couldn’t begin to imagine what his life had been, it was clear that he was unable to experience what most people experience, at least not with his emotions. “You don’t have to be ashamed. It’s not your fault. You couldn’t know, but I promise you I can try and make sure you experience that feeling again.” She smiled softly at him. Even with everything he had told her, she knew there was nothing she could do about his past, but she can still do something about his future, she just needed to know how far she was willing to go, most likely all the way. He clearly understood how distracted she was earlier with him, the fact that she likes him only makes him even more attractive, a feature she had completely ignored before but now? Now she couldn’t ignore. She smiled as he reassured her that he didn’t mind. It made her feel more comfortable about the whole situation, still a distraction. She followed his instructions and after a while, she was able to find what she was looking for. “So, you age like me?” she asked slightly curious about him. She opened the bottle, it had a nice smell. Once she pulled a bench to the side of the bed and watched Senan’s markings for a while, she had to admit they had a certain glamour, they were fascinating and that was when she decided to pay attention to what she was doing. “This might hurt…” she pressed her fingers on his back, a specific point to ease the pain a little, if he was half human, or had a human body, she assumed what worked for her, worked for him. “I used to get injured a lot, falling off trees, roofs, walls, stairs anything I could climb I’d climb, it should help you the same way it helped me.” Her thumb trailed in his back to find the best pressure points, it wasn’t going to cure him but should ease the pain for a few hours. Max had never done this to someone like Senan, usually did it to people a lot smaller than him and it was almost impossible for her to reach his other side without having to bend over him. “Don’t move…” Max did what most people wouldn’t do, she got on top of the bed and tried to pin Senan’s torso between her legs, at least now she was able to reach all his back, without even realizing how everything looked.
Max smiled at the Sturt and then at the Bourke girl knowing what Sam had done. Not that Max was an expert on social situations, her overwhelming personality was a lot to take in, most people usually avoid her because of it. When Sam spoke, Max shrugged. “I dunno, me and magic we seem to have a slight disagreement, I manage for the most part…” Max also didn’t study, she believed she was a failure and wouldn’t even try to be more than just that. She looked at Chloe with a smile. “For real? Thanks Chloe!” Max smiled brightly at her fellow classmate. “As long as it’s not wasting your time, I know you have a lot.” Max didn’t want the girl to help her while forgetting about her own things, it wouldn’t be fair, but if Chloe could manage Max would be grateful.
Her pout turned into a smile when he spoke, the thought of him never leaving filled her heart with joy, inexplicable but that was how she felt about it, especially when he mentioned that would always be a place with him, she wouldn’t mind transferring the stuffed animals to another place. “Only if I can transfer you too.” A smile grew on her face, she would prefer him over the stuffed animals, but if she could have both she wouldn’t mind taking the toys with her. A chuckle escaped through her lips at his words before turning into a smile. Understand her? The idea of someone being interested in her enough to even care was unimaginable, why would he care so much about understanding her? She believed the best way to understand others was to listen, each person had a unique melody to them, and only a few could understand it, she felt he already understood it. They managed to get into his room without being seen, it had been as exciting as when they did it earlier to go skating. She put the food on the table and waited for him to put the books on the shelf. “I’m happy you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun.” She smiled at him. Was it the best adventure of her life? She had many amusing adventures or at least the sort of adventures a teenager could have, but that day had been special, all of it, despite the troubles they had, what the necklace had done, everything was…magical, but she was still annoyed at the staff for going to check on them when they did. “Before we eat, or watch the movie, I need you to sit on the bed.” Max approached Senan with a smile and held his hands for a brief moment and pulled him towards the bed. His smile was so welcoming, it wasn’t faked, it wasn’t done out of obligation, it was genuine as always. “I also might need you to take the shirt.” She looked away for a moment, she still remembered how he looked. She liked him as a person, for him, how he was and acted, but she was also attracted to his physical appearance since when had he became so appealing? She had to admit to herself that she liked him more than a friend, someone she cared deeply for, but It wasn’t the first time she had seen someone physically appealing, but he was the only person she had felt this emotionally connected. She liked him, she could stop denying the obvious. It was best to keep the thoughts away, after the day they had, she should wait before acting. Having other matters to attend, Max took a deep breath and pushing feelings and thoughts aside, she had to take care of his back. “And I need a lotion or oil or something…” she looked for the bottle of lotion from earlier, but she was having a hard time finding it.
She wanted to appreciate everything she could with him, if they were going slow enough, they could enjoy everything they had to enjoy, and they would do it together. It seemed a silly idea, the two of them ... shouldn't it be something that should be done with someone that’s more than just a friend? But, if he was her wonder, her treasure…she thought of him as more than a friend, she couldn’t be so sure if he thought the same. She did like stuffed animals, she never had many as a kid, but those she had she remembers how soft they were. “And then you’d leave me alone in the park.” She looked at him with a soft smile and a slight pout. She couldn’t say she wouldn’t be happy with a bed made of stuffed animals, but she’d rather spend the day with him, he was more important and far more precious than a bunch of items used to decorate a bed or to make one. He always seemed to care more about her than he did about himself. Why did he have to be like that? She should ask the same thing to herself, but that’s what happened when people become friends and sometimes even more than just friends. Fate had been against them, regardless of her disappointment she had to admit it was probably for the best, what if he didn’t feel the same way she did? The thought was a bit discomforting. Max tried to push away all the thoughts and doubts she had but, as felt as his fingers curled around hers, a warm feeling that eased everything. Her eyes widened along with her smile at the mention of breadsticks. Max liked everything extra, it was her thing, anything edible and that she liked was worth it. “You know me so well.” She laughed as they walked to the place where they could order. “This time I’ll eat what you choose, you already took a fall, you deserve it.” Aside from what she was going to do to him later, it would be best if he chose, she wasn’t too picky when it came to food, if it was edible, she’d eat it. They walked slowly, enjoying the moment, Max didn’t even speak, but how slowly she walked and how firmly held his hand were a good indicator of how much she was enjoying their time together. They finally arrived where they could order some pizza to take back with them, with the ring they could smuggle food and drinks and no one would even know that it was amazing the number of things they could take to their rooms. Max let Senan decide what he wanted in the pizza and ordered the pack along with the breadsticks. “How’s your back? I have something for you that it will make you good really quick.” She was used to falling down, depending on what activity she was doing, she knew all the good spots to relieve some pain. The order was ready, meaning they could get back to the school and enjoy the rest of their evening.
Fox Heights School for Young Witches and Wizards (2011 - 2012; 2012 - 2013)
Gin Gin Centre for the Magically Gifted (2013)
Penrose School for Witches (2013 - 2014; 2014 - 2015)
Tallygarunga Academy of Magic (2015 - present year)
Usually, with friends, Max is like a normal teen. She's kind, thoughtful, can be a bit motherly, she is somewhat loyal but it can be changed if someone is in the line between friend and acquaintance. She's energetic and friendly never saying no to playing pranks on others or getting herself in trouble.
She usually avoids the family.
She doesn't hate her parents or siblings but she clearly knows she's the black sheep of the family and has no intention of going back to them once she becomes an adult.
She has flings which are temporary, but if the right person does come along who knows.
She either ignores them and they become irrelevant, like they don't exist or she's petty enough to make sure they know she's better than them.
Was expelled from several schools
She likes to play different musical instruments (violin, piano, guitar)
She likes to draw
Maxine isn't a bad person, she's smart, stubborn and perhaps a bit too energetic for her own good. She's also creative and likes to make up stories for kids, mostly with the intention to scaring them and not to entertain the children. She'd the oddball who often gets along with all sorts of people unless they give her a reason not to.
She's a bit temperamental and overall unpredictable, is she in a good mood? is she in a bad mood? How will she react? No one knows, she's like a bomb ready to go off at any moment and at any sudden movement. She’s brave and somewhat loyal to those she cares about, but her allegiance might change according to the relationship with said person. She holds grudges and has a hard time letting go of them, she would rather die than to forgive. She’s a bit arrogant and hardly admits that she was wrong unless proven.
She is a troublemaker at heart, not to hurt others, just for the pure joy of entertainment and to give everyone something to do. She appears to be someone mature when the occasion arises, but when there’s someone else to be mature for her she will be the one creating chaos whenever people aren’t looking.
As a friend she's kind and friendly, sometimes almost motherly but she will speak her mind, will defend what she believes in, even if what she believes isn't beneficial to her at that moment and sometimes she's a bit sassy which one day will be her downfall. She usually doesn't accept challenges unless she knows she has the upper hand and can win, however, keeps daring people to do things.
Maxine is around 5'3'' tall and weights around 130lb.
She has long and silky red hair, on the lighter side, usually wavy at the bottom; she usually wears her hair in a ponytail. She has blue eyes that become a lighter tone under the light and become more intense if by any chance she had been crying. She has fair skin and a certain sensibility to light, burning easily when exposed to the sun for long periods of time without the proper sunscreen. She has some freckles on her face, mostly cheeks and nose that get more visible depending on the sun exposure. Whenever she smiles one can see her dimples, which is a feature she's not fond of.
She often wears casual clothes, consisting of jeans and a t-shirt, on rare occasions, she will wear dresses.
Maxine was born in Queensland, Australia to Ceaser and Grace Williams, she and her twin brother are the youngest of seven siblings. Maxine's parents wanted a boy after their first triplets, but the second time they tried they had two more girls but at last, on their third try they had twins, a boy and a girl, having dealt with so many girls this one was bound to be treated like the others, since they were never too much trouble they assumed this one would be the same. Max's brother, unlike her, was their mother's golden boy and light of her life.
The early ears were easy enough, Max and her brother shared a bedroom, sure their mother would always forgive him for everything while Max took all the blame, but that didn't stop her. At a young age, they discovered she had a certain aptitude for magic and when she was old enough she enrolled in Fox Heights School for Young Witches and Wizards; after a few months she was suspended for making a red foam bomb and everything kept getting worse, she wasn't rude or aggressive, but she would often break into school often to be found until the day she got expelled at the end of her second year, her parents moved her to another school, Gin Gin Centre for the Magically Gifted but she didn't even last a school year.
Deciding to find another place for her to study, her parents sent her to Penrose School for Witches, they thought they could somehow control her. She didn't do anything that directly leads to expulsion, some minor pranks, lying to make others take the blame, rearranging the library books, turning chairs and tables upside down, minor irrelevant things until it was too much and once again she got expelled, she was able to last two years in Penrose.
Her final chance of staying out of trouble was Tally and she wasn't exactly happy to go there, she wanted to go back home but instead became a Tally student. So far she hasn't been expelled or suspended.