It's the Max and Nux au that no one asked for. But, I write what I want!
Anyway, this au is set in this time period because I am a lazy writer.
So, Max is a doctor at his local hospital, pushing 31 with a habit of grunting in response to questions, and a bum leg that he can't seem to get rid of.
Max is kind of a drifter, and doesn't usually settle down for long. But, after losing his wife and child a couple years ago, he's been in the same place for two years.
Small town life is kind of boring, though. Max is doing what he loves, though, helping people.
Then, this racecar driver named Nux ends up in his ER, smashed up from a bad car accident.
With buzzed-down black hair, robin's egg blue eyes, wicked scarification around his mouth and chest, he throws Max for a loop.
Nux is a smart-mouthed, doe-eyed 26 year old that may or may not have a death wish.
Just as Max is getting used to be getting called "Maxy," and "my feral," The rest of Nux's family shows up.
Slit is Nux's older brother, and a single father raising his daughter, Furiosa. Furi for short. She is 8 years old, and missing an arm. It doesn't bother her, though, and her prosthetic arm is wicked it it's construction and functionality.
And, even though Max hasn't been with anyone-male or female-since his wife passed, he finds himself liking Nux.
And, Slit is another matter altogether. Max grew up around him, and had treated him a lot for various broken bones. But, even though Slit has these crazy scars on his face, and refers to things as "shiny and chrome" a lot, he knows what is going on. He sees and knows all, as he likes to remind the two younger men.
And if Max ends up hurting Nux, then Slit and Furi will have him for breakfast.
Max can't help but wonder what he's gotten himself into, but he doesn't mind.
It's a nice sort of crazy, being around this ragtag group of people.