A highway patrolman pulled up alongside a speeding car on the freeway. As the officer peered through the driver's window, he was astounded to find that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting. The trooper cranked down his window and yelled to the driver, "Pull over!" at the top of his lungs. "No!" the blonde yelled back, "Scarf!"
"JACE!" he slumped in his chair, his voice whiner then usual. "you promised!!!" he downed the rest of the juice and played with the small drop that nobody could ever get. "I was really looking forward to it!" his face transformed from pleading to straight-up puppy dog begging. He looked from Jace to the eggs. "I made you breakfast and everything! And you know how much I love the zoo. Please, please, please?!" he gave an pleading smile, before dripping, or trying to at least, the last bit of OJ into his mouth. He knew he was pushing his luck, but he wanted to spend time with his brother, and this plan was better than training.
Max watched Jace eat, disappointment written all over his face. He could tell Jace had forgotten his promise just by his lack of training clothes. Then he realized how he could fix this little situation. “Be right back” he announced and left. He ran to his room, a grin spreading over his face. He changed from his shorts and tee shirt to a pair of jeans and a Naruto shirt. He made his way back to the kitchen, coming up with a list of things Jace had ‘promised’ him the night before.
"So," he started upon re-entering the room "What are we doing first? The zoo, the comic book store, or the movies?" he gave his best innocent smile. He poured himself, as well as Jace some more orange juice. Part of him hoped he could get away with this new plan, but he wouldn’t mind spending the day training with Jace either.
Mind groggy as it was slowly released from the clutches of sleep, Jace rolled over with a groan. Light streamed in through the window, adding a touch of warmth to the otherwise cold room. There had been a voice on the other side of the door. He supposed he had to get up now that his presence was wanted.
"I’m awake now." Stretching, he sat up in bed before tossing the sheets to the side and slipping out of the bed. He crossed the room and opened the door, eyes resting on the youngest Lightwood. "Max." He ran a hand through his hair with a yawn. "What brings you to the door of Jace Lightwood?"
He waited at the door until he heard the other reply. His smile faded seeing Jace was not ready. Max made a disgruntled face at his brothers lack of memory. “You promised that you’d help me today, remember?” His smile returned, one filled with hope and innocence. He had been looking forward to this since the previous morning when Jace had made the promise.
He turned Jace around and pushed him into his room, “You get dressed, I’ll make you breakfast.” he then ran out of the room and down the hall. This is a tactic he had perfected long ago, knowing it was the only way Jace wouldn’t be able to argue, or make a snide comment. In the kitchen he put some toast in the toaster, eggs on the stove, and some bacon in a pan. He made sure to make them just how Jace liked them, then put them on a plate with a cup of orange juice. Eggs were something he was taught to make a long time ago, with the reason that he had to learn to fend for himself while the others were off on shadowhunter business. Mostly they were home before he needed to cook himself anything, and if they weren’t he was too worried to even think about food, but it certainly came in handy when it came to sucking up.
Max woke up, and pushed his sheets aside. He pulled his training clothes on and went to the kitchen. Jace had promised to help him with his training today, and Max was really looking forward to it. He looked up to Jace, how he did everything with such ease. He made himself a bowl of cereal and sat at the table eating it. He couldn’t help it, he continuously looked at the door, waiting for it to open and Jace to come in, but it didn’t happen.
He dumped his bowl into the sink and went to Jace’s room, he pressed his ear to the door, bit heard nothing. he knocked lightly, and there was no answer. Not wanting to wake him up yet, Max went to his room, and read some of his new manga books. After what felt like hours, he went back to the room and knocked on the door, this time hard enough to wake him up. “Jace?” he asked through the door. “Are you awake yet?”