Favorite Things-chapter 5
Summary- Max gets to play bodyguard and takes Avonlea out on a real date. All in all, a pretty good day for him. They are starting to feel more confident in each other’s company and get to know each other better.
Warnings- Pretty fluffy. Like really really fluffy. Prepare yourselves for charming Max.
Author’s Note- So, instead of feeling guilty about the whole agent thing…Max, has rationalized that episode and now he’s basically going to get rewarded for it. No creeping in this one. Next chapter yes, there will be a whole lot of creepy Max…like really creepy… and smut. I’m tweaking Max’s backstory a little. I added to it. I want to thank @supererogatoryblog for introducing me to the song Crazy Love by Mindy Gledhill….it is such a Max song and it goes with this chapter soooooo well. Her whole Anchor album is super cute. You are awesome. This chapter is not beta’d. None of them are.
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Max waited in the hall for Avonlea. She returned a few
minutes later. She wore jeans and t-shirt from a band he had never heard of. She
had a purse and was pulling a rolling bag cart behind her. Her eyes were still
red and puffy, her cheeks tear stained. It broke his heart knowing he was the
cause of it, but if the results were her depending on him, then it was all
worth it in the end.
They walked together in relative silence 2 blocks to the local grocery store. Avonlea looked around nervously down the street and over her shoulder watching and waiting for any sign of her possible stalker.
He reached out and put a hand on her shoulder. “Relax, its broad daylight. You’re walking with me. Nothing is going to happen.”
“Oh no…what if he comes after you next?” She looked at him with wide eyes. His heart fluttered at the genuine concern in her eyes.
“I promise you, I will be fine. C’mon. Let’s go get your food.” He held open the door to the store open for her and followed her in.
She stood over to the side of the entrance near community bulletin board with her little cart and pulled out her planner. She had a list written in order of isle and food type. She pursed her lips and tapped them with her fingers as she mentally made a plan for a path through the store. She set out to her first destination and Max shadowed her. He watched her as she consulted her list and scanned the shelves. She read labels, compared prices and ingredients. Occasionally, he would reach things on the higher shelves for her when her tippy toes failed her.