posted on 21-Sep-2001 4:06:19 PM
I dont own Roswell or any part of...so dont sue!

Okay so this will have everyone in it..and it is completly Ault. and there will be some sex..so if you dont like sex....lol...(like good chance on that one ha?) dont read it...! Okay guys...I have posted all the story here now...so you can read it all together...but Im having trouble posting big time..so hope you get this...OH and flying is posted somewhere out there..LOL..Take care Melinda
***Rough Beginnings***

It was Saturday morning and the Crashdown was packed...Maria DeLuca and Liz Adams bounced from table to table...laughing among the customers...most they've known there whole lives. Liz's parents own the place as far back as she could remember...and her and Maria were more like sisters than just best friends...so the atmosphere was friendly. Maria stood a side at a rare moment, watching the crowd and spacing off...she liked it when it was busy...but today she had other things on her mind...like there up and coming trip...Liz on the other hand...had school on her mind, for that Maria was sure of...only two more weeks and they were free...Maria couldn't wait...Hawaii....there dream vacation... they had saved all year and got a great deal on tickets...of course the folks were still coming but ....that was cool cause they were paying for the food....Maria smiled as she was bumped back into reality.
"Maria? Are you listening to me...Maria?" Liz stood next to her waiting...
"Yeah...sorry. I was just thinking..." She grabbed Liz's arm and they hugged.
"No prob... I know... you had this out of this world look on your face...thinking of a certain vacation and maybe who, we are going to meet there?” Liz smiled at her.
"To tell you the truth... I just think I need a break...you know...a change...and if we happen to meet someone...welllllll..."The two laughed and hugged again...
"I know...me too... here we are in the Martian capital of the world..."
"Yes...but now we have hungry masses so lets go...we can dream away later...over ice cream...."
Maria hurried over to wait on a couple as Liz hurried to make a sundae....
Later when things finally slowed down...the two sat at the counter counting their tips...

Max looked out at the runway...he was tired and glad they decided to fly for a change. He glanced down the corridor...
"Where was he...?" He thought...hopefully everything was okay...he just wanted to get on the plane and lean back ...close his eyes and relax. Max turned back to the runway and the plane outside boarding...this year had been crazy...to say the least...at a moments notice they could wine up anywhere...and have...He leaned his head down...will this ever end...Max reached for his cell phone...
"Yeah?
"How are things? Are you in the air yet?”
“No…but soon. Any word?”
“Clear.”
“Good…we need some down time.”
“I hear that…stay close though.”
Max closed he phone and turned to see Michael…he picked up his bag and they headed towards the gate.
Soon after they were seated…Michaels phone rings…
“Speak!”
“Okay…somethings up!”
“Where?”
“You are not going to believe this.”
“Try me!”
“Roswell …like in New Mexico”
“What?”
“Code 914”
Michael hung up the phone and looked at Max…he was out…Michael decided this news could wait a while longer…

Chapter 2
“Maria how many clothes do you need?”
“A girl could never have too many clothes...or shoes even for that matter…and by the way isn’t that my blouse you are wearing?” She smiled at her friend…
“Well yeah.”
“See...never too many!”
“Okay…But I’m bushed...how about lunch?”
Maria looked up and down the mall…”Okay…how about pizza?”
“Oh yeah…with pineapple.”
“And extra cheese.”
They headed to the restaurant…it wasn’t one of those large franchises…it was a little place who knows what extra cheese really means…
“Hello girls…smoking or not?”
Both girls said together...”Not!”… and followed her to a booth by the window.
“Out shopping today ha…” She laughed as Maria tried to fit all the packages under the table…
“Yeah…getting ready for a trip.” Maria supplied
“Really. Where?”
“Hawaii!” They said together and then laughed…
“Wow...when do you leave?”
“Two weeks from today…!” Maria beamed
“Sounds like Heaven…! What can I get you two today?”
“Two cherry cokes and a med Pizza with pineapple and lotsa cheese…”
“Okay…will be right back with your drinks.”
Liz looked around the restaurant…she felt someone watching her…then she saw him.
Max never saw anyone so beautiful…she was perfect…her hair, her smile. And her face…like an angel…Max smiled over at her.
Liz blushed and looked down…
Maria’s eyes opened wider, and she looked around the room…
“Okay…where is he?”
“Who?”
“The guy who is making you blush…silly!”
Liz rolled her eyes…”Maria I don’t know what you are talking about. There’s nothing wrong with me.”
“Yeah right….” Maria turned a little and saw him…”Oh..Nice!”
“Maria!” Liz giggled…
“What? I didn’t say anything.”
“Don’t do a thing!” She whispered.
“Like what? Me?”
“Maria!”
“Okay…calm your vibes…I’m cool…but let me tell you…he’s hot! And looking right at you!”
Liz chanced a glanced towards him and sure enough he was still looking at her.
Max smiled again and shook his head…
“Is she all that?”Michael asked not really caring…just knowing.
“Who?”
“Who you are checking out?”
“I’m not checking her out! And yes she is…”
“Well what ever…we need to go…”
“Okay go pay…I’ll be there soon.”
“Yeah right!” Michael headed for the cashier as Max turned to Liz’s table…
“Well here he comes…he sure wastes no time.” Maria smiled over at Liz who was pulling her hair behind her ear just like she does when she’s nervous.
Maria crossed her legs and waited …looking between Max and Liz…smiling…this should be good…she thought.
“Excuse me...” He leaned down on the floor…”Did you drop this?” Max came up with a ten dollar bill in his hand.
Liz turned and looked up at him...she never saw any one so handsome in her life.
Suddenly she couldn’t breath…and the room became so quiet.
When she froze and didn’t answer…Maria jumped in…
“Yeah...that’s mine. Thank you…” She pulled the ten from his fingers…as his eyes never left Liz.
“I’m Maria…you are?”
Max suddenly realized someone was speaking to him…
“Pardon me.”
“Your name?”
“Max. Max Evans. And you are?” he turned to Liz…
“I’m Maria and this is Liz…so Max new in town?”
“Yeah kinda…Liz ha? Short for Elizabeth?”
Liz smiled and shook her head…
“So where do you go to school Max?” Maria jumped in.
“I don’t.”
“Oh…collage then?” Maria probed…suddenly she felt a kick under the table…
“Ough!” She rubbed her ankle and glared at Liz…who just smiled up at Max…
“Liz…do you date?” He inquired
“Date? Yes sometimes.”
“Good!”
Michael headed over to the table after waiting up front long enough…
As he got closer he couldn’t help but notice the girl in the booth. No wonder he was still there he thought…
“Max we need to go!”
“Okay…Liz can I call you?”
Maria was silent as she looked up at Michael…
“Okay…” Liz reached in her purse for a pen…
“No need…just tell me.”
“Oh...it’s 555-2626.”
Michael looked down into Maria’s eyes…Big mistake...he knew it instantly…
“Now Max…!”
“Okay...wait a min.”Max turned his attention back to Liz…
“I’ll call...it may just be a few days.”
“Okay…but I’m leaving in two weeks.”
“Leaving? Where?” She had his total attention..
Maria moved over…”Here may as well set…there going to be awhile.”
Michael continued to ignore her…
“Hawaii? For how long?”
“Two weeks…we have saved like all year for it…”
“I loved Hawaii...haven’t been in years.”
“You’ve been to Hawaii?”
Michael turned and walked away…as Max sat down next to Liz.
Maria wasn’t about to let him go that fast…so she headed after him…
She found him setting in a Black new Jeep…with the top down…tapping his hand against the steering wheel impatiently…
She walked up and sat in the passenger side as he turned and looked at her…
She didn’t blink, but just stared back…Michael shook his head and leaned back…pretending to ignore her…all the time he wonder what she was wearing under her jeans…After a few minutes Maria was at her end…
“What is wrong with you…you just don’t talk or you don’t talk to girls?”
He turned to her sharply…”Do you always talk so much? Or do you like never stop?’
“Listen buddy…I was just trying to be nice…but obviously your not so...I’m leaving!”
“Good!” Michael laid his head back down and closed his eyes.
Maria headed towards the restaurant as Max was heading out.
“Hey you okay?” he asked as she stormed by…
“No! Yes...I guess…is he always so…?”
“Rude? Michael? Yeah…but he is a good friend…and a good guy to have in your corner…” Max smiled slightly.
“Well I’ll be sure to remember that when I’m in a corner…”she laughed
“I better get out there…probley will see you two soon.” Max looked towards the restaurant.
“I bet we will…bye” Maria headed in to their table
Max jumped in just as the phone rang…
“Speak.” Michael answered
“Yes you need to go to a place called the Crashdown…in the back right corner booth…” Dial tone...
“Crashdown? What is a Crashdown?” Michael turned to Max and asked…

Chapter 3
Maria walked up to the table as the pizza arrived…
“Well…at least one of us scored.”
“What happened…you like disappeared?”
“Did you see his friend?” Maria asked
Liz laughed...”No…I’m sorry I didn’t…I was kinda…”
“Yeah I know…well he was interesting…but totally not for me…you know…he’s rude and has this whole muddy thing going on…”
“Oh yeah…totally not for you!”
“Yeah. So Max will call you?”
Liz smiled…”I hope so.”
“He will. Oh finally...Pizza.” Maria just noticed it was setting in front of her
After lunch the girls went to one more place...then headed back to Liz’s to try everything on… After coming through the back door…they plopped down on the couch…
“I’m bushed!” Maria stated…rubbing her feet…
“You know what this calls for...don’t you?”
“A hot bath?”
“Later…now.”
Ice cream!” they both said …as they headed for the the dairy section out front…
“God Maria…do you think he’ll call?”
“Babe...I know he will…the way he was looking at you…you could be a sundae …”
“Oh God…Liz don’t look now…”
“What?”
They are...like here.”
“Who’s here? Maria you are not making…any..”
They are like here...the boys…pizza parlor…you know…?”
“What…how? How did they know we are here…?”
Maria turned away from the counter…”I don’t think they saw us yet…”
“What do we do?”
”I don’t know…I don’t think they saw us yet.”
"You said that already..."Liz laughed
Maria looked over…they were both staring right at them…
Liz smiled at Max…but Maria looked away from Michael…
“I’m going in the back…”Maria turned and walked out…as Liz went over to the table…
“Hey?”
“Hey what’s up?” Max scooted over for her to set down…
“That’s okay…Maria is waiting…can I get you guys something…or help you in any way?”
“Do you work here?” Max asked...He just wanted to hug her…she was so cute…
“Yeah…my folks own it…sooo”
“Oh...I see…”
“Yeah…I better go and all…Maria…you know?”
“Yeah. Liz...wait a minute…” Max stood up and met her…
“Would you like to do something tonight?”
“Well...I sorta have plans.”
“Yeah…I was afraid of that…last minute and all…I thought I’d hope and ask.”
Liz smiled shyly up at him…’Well I have plans with Maria…we are going bowling…if you like you can join us.”
“Do you think she would mind?”
“I’ll ask her but I don’t think so…Will he be coming too?”
“Who Michael…probley…Is that a problem?’
“I better ask…you know?”
“Yeah...they didn’t like hit it off today did they…?” He smiled
“No...I don’t think so…so Ill ask and come back and let you know…”
”Okay.” He watched her walk away...noticing how her hair bounced with each step...
Liz disappeared thru some swinging doors as he sat back down with Michael…
"You know you shouldnt have done that Maxwell..it's against all our rules...what's wrong with you?"
Max looked Michael in the eye..."Dont you ever miss it?"
"Miss what?"
"Being 17...being a kid and just doing what every teenager does...living a normal life?"
Michael looked out among the other customer and watched them eating and talking...going about there life..."We are not and never will be...normal! And no date will change that..."
Max shook his head..."No But for a few hours...I can imagine!"

Chapter 4
"Maria?” Liz saw all the packages gone and headed up stairs to her room…to find Maria there lying on her bed…
“Maria!”
Maria jumped in fright…’God Liz you scared the death out of me…”
“I’m sorry…it’s just that Max would like to go tonight with us…if that’s like okay…I said I would have to ask you first.”
“I told you he would…we could make it some other night...really...go and have a blast.”
Liz shook her head…”No…we planned this first…I can go out some other time with him…”
"Girl have you ever heard of three is a crowd…go have fun”
“Well it won’t be just the three of us…”
Maria shook her head...“Oh no way…Mr. Personality will be there? Count me out!”
“Oh comon Maria…I really don’t know him and I need you there tonight…Please!”
Liz was pleading with her eyes….”Okay but it will cost you!”
“You pay for bowling…and we only play like three games. My arm will kill me tomorrow and I work…”
“Deal!”
“OH! I should have held out!”
Liz hugged her and headed down to tell Max…!
Later....
“I don’t understand…why did you have to drag me in this?” Michael ran his hand through his hair and laid back on the bed…
“Her friend was coming…I couldn’t just tag along…it would be unbalanced Michael…anyway it sounds like fun…you do remember fun…right?”
“Fun for you maybe Maxwell…I’ll be with Miss Pushy…!”
Max smiled…”Miss Pushy? You named her…Oh boy…” he laughed
“Don’t Max…this isn’t funny…don’t make more of this…”
Okay…Okay…Michael we will only be here a week, and a lot of that time we will be working…so just chill…it’s only a few hours and who knows, you may just like her if you try.”
Michael shook his head…”That just isn’t going to happen…and you shouldn’t either…like you said, we won’t be here that long.”
Michael closed the door to the restroom…he stripped off his clothes and climbed in the shower…the hot water ran down his body as he started to relax…he closed his eyes as he flashed back to the restaurant…her eyes…God why did I look…he reached down and gently stroked his rod, as he pictured her face…he could feel her body against his…he knew she would be soft and her scent filled him…his breathing was labored...as he continued to stroke…then he saw her…she licked her lips as she looked up at him…and he was there! He gritted his teeth as his seed ran. After, he thought…he was keeping everyone safe this way…especially her…he was bought back with a banging on the door…
“Hey Michael…remember I need to get in there too.”
Michael finished up and wrapped the towel around his waist…
“All yours…I still need to shave.”
Max was on the phone…
“Yes…we have it.” Max answered
“Questions?”
“No.”
“Have you purchased the item?”
“Not yet…within twenty four hours.”
Dial tone….
Max looked at Michael…”Fun Michael…I just need some fun.”
Michael looked at his brother…”Go get ready…I’ll shave when you’re done…

TBC...

Chapter 5
Maria jumped on the bed…”Okay, now tell me again…why did I let you talk me into this?”
“Cause your like the best friend in the whole wide world…and I’m paying for it…! Liz laughed…
Maria smiled...”Oh yeah...” She laid back against the pillow...watching Liz take out one outfit after another…only to disregard them…
“You know don’t you…they should pay.”
“Well…I don’t know…maybe they will. I say we just take the wait and see method.”
“God babe…he is so rude…are you sure his friend is okay?”
Liz turned away from the closet…”Maria…he is like so not rude…he is soft spoken and has the kindest eyes…and his voice…he sounds like a whisper…”
Maria listened to her friend with a smile…”Liz are you maybe falling for this guy?”
Liz looked at her like she was nuts…”Falling…No! I mean he’s cute and all but…you know…No!” She turned back to the closet…
“Yeah right…you always take an hour to pick out what to wear.”
Liz looked down…”I don’t know…there’s just something different about him.”
“Different? Okay listen Liz…he’s older…I mean he doesn’t even go to school! Do you even know what he does for a living?”
“We really didn’t talk about it.”
“God Liz…he could do anything. That would be a good conversation starter.”
“Yeah…I intend to find out…so what does Michael do?”
"We never got that far either…he mainly just sat there…he’s so not for me babe…I mean he’s moody and I don’t know…”
Liz turned away from her and smiled…”Well I’m sorry Maria, about tonight…I owe you big time. I won’t forget. I just am sorry he isn’t cute…you know.”
“Oh he’s cute! I wouldn’t say he’s not cute…he is…but you know, just not for me…”
Liz turned back and held it together…”Oh well I’m still sorry you know…
that absolutely nothing could ever happen”
“Well…I don’t know about that…Hay!” Liz started busting out…as Maria threw the pillow at her ”That’s not funny!”
“Yes it was. Maria just go along and relax, see what happens. You never know.” Maria turned on her side as Liz took her shower…She realized he was all she thought about since meeting him…if that is what you could call it.

The guys arrived at the Crash right on time…it was a clear night so they left the top down on the jeep…stars were everywhere the moon was full!
Inside the girls were just about ready. Liz decided on a dark pair of jeans and a light blue tank with flowers on the trim…and she wore her hair down.
Maria picked out blue jeans with a yellow cotton top and she had a matching yellow belt. She curled the ends of her hair and pulled the sides back with cute butterfly clips. They both looked adorable as they walked out to meet them.
Max stood up as the girls walked in…
“You look great…” As he looked into her eyes…Yeah she thought… it wasn’t my imagination…He is the most gorgeous guy in the world!
Liz shyly thanked him…
“You ready?” he asked as he bumped Michael to stand up.
“Sure anytime.” Liz glanced over at Maria…she felt bad already just by the way Michael greeted them…
Michael got up and headed to the door. Max turned to the girls let them go first…with a plan to kill Michael later!

Chapter6
They walked out to the jeep and Max helped Liz in the front…they decided before they left the hotel they would take turns driving…Michael wanted to drive all night…but Max thought that would look funny to Liz…with them both in the back all night…so this way it was okay!
Michael jumped in back ahead of Maria …she gave him a look and sat down. He continued to look away…Liz looked back at Maria who gave her a ticked look and rolled her eyes.
“So Max, do you two bowl?” Liz inquired trying to get the conversation going.
"Not usually…we don’t have much time for that…but it sounds like fun. So do you go often?”
“Well yeah…we are kinda limited on what there is to do here. It’s really sorta boring…not much on the social side here…in our little Alien World.”
Max smiled. ”Alien world? Why Liz, do you believe in Aliens?”
Michael shifted in the back seat as Max smiled at him in the mirror…serves him right he thought…
Max looked at Liz…”Well do you?” he smiled
“Seriously…She looked down…”In theory I can’t really see it!”
“Oh God Max…you asked her the Sixty Four Million Dollar questions…here she goes!” Max laughed…as Liz turned and gave her a look…”Maria!”
“I take it this is like an issue here…?” he chuckled as he pulled into the parking lot…
“Oh Max…you just don’t know…she has this whole scientific thingy, like if you can’t prove it…forget it!”
Liz hides her head in her hand as she swears to kill her later
“Well…that makes sense…really!” Max smiles over at her
“So what is your theory?” Michael turned to Maria, who is shocked he is even looking at her, much like speaking to her.
“Ah…well, you know…the thought is kinda creepy, you know. So I try not to think about it.”
“Creepy?”
“Yeah, you know, little green men. Antennas. Slimy! Ugh! Plus I’d like to be able to sleep at night.”
“Figures!” Michael turns back and looks out
“What do you mean? Figures!”
Michael smirks, and just looked away
“Well you can’t just make a statement like that and not finish!”
“Can, and did!” With that he jumped out and headed in the Bowling Alley without waiting…
Max and Liz climbed out followed by a confused Maria…
“Max how do you do it?”
Max smiled and walked next to Liz…he wanted to take her hand, but holds back.
“Sorry, he can be like that. He doesn’t play well with others.”
“Well I don’t want to play with him!”
Max and Liz smiled at her at the same time…
“God what horn dogs!” She walked past them in search of Michael…

Chapter 7
Michael was at the video games when they walked in…Liz headed to the desk for a lane and Max was close behind…while Maria headed over to the bowling balls to try some on for size. Michael glanced over at her and lost his turn on the machine…
“Damn It!” He slammed his fist down on the machine and it made a loud grinding noise…
Maria smiled but didn’t look his way…she knew he was watching her…yeah; I still have it…she thought as she picked up a ball and headed over to Liz.
Liz saw her coming with this confident smile on her face and mouthed…
”What?”
Maria whispered,” He’s mine!” She continued over to the side and placed her ball on the floor…
Liz laughed out loud and turned back towards the lady behind the counter…when she tried to pay for the shoes, Max pulled her hand away and handed the woman a twenty.
“You never pay with me Liz.” He looked into her eyes as she held her breath…he kept hold of her hand till the woman behind the counter cleared her throat and held his change out.
“Sorry.” As he let go of her hand…
“No problem.” She whispered...when he touched her it felt like sparks…Where was Maria? She looked over and found her talking to some guy…then she continued looking for Michael, and found him leaning against a pole watching Maria from a distance…
“Maria, we are in lane 17.”
“Okay babe…I’ll be there in a second.”
Liz followed Max over to the lane…
”Well we better get a ball picked out.” Liz smiled up at Max.
“Yeah, a ball…okay…” Max looked around the place.
Liz giggled…”It’s down here…” They headed over and went through the balls…
In the meantime…
“So where do you go to school at?” Maria looked up into the guys eyes.
“I’m in from California, visiting my Aunt…but I go to Cal. State”
“Oh, your in collage. What are you majoring in?” She smiled.
“Law.”
“Wow, a lawyer…gee that is impressive.”
“I’ am also on the wrestling team.”
“Well I can believe that…” She reached over and placed her hand on his peck…
Michael watching, had had enough…he walked over towards her…
She knew he’d come…”So how long are you in town?”
“Not long …just another week…”
Michael just kept walking…she looked at his back as she realized it didn’t work…
“Well I better go…the lane and all.”
The guy smiled…”He likes you, don’t worry!”
Maria stops and looks up at him …”Who? What?”
“The guy…the one who just walked by, the one you were trying to make jealous.”
“No really, he’s nobody…”
The guy raised his eyes…”Well for nobody he sure was watching us…he also flipped me off as he walked by.”
“Really!” Maria smiled …”I mean…I’m sorry”
“Yeah so am I…that you’re taken.”
Maria glanced over at Michael…”I guess I ‘am…”
Michael looked into her eyes and then turned away…
“It’s complicated!”
“Yeah well it shouldn’t be, if you were mine, I would have kicked my ass.”

Maria blushed…”Thank you really.” She hugged him…as she pulled away she looked over where Michael was, but he was gone. She said her goodbyes and headed outside to look for him.
Michael was setting down against the wall in the dark…She walked over to him and sat down…Michael stood up instantly. Maria took a deep breath and stood with him…”Why do you avoid me? Do I like revolt you…I mean what is it?”
“It’s not you…it’s complicated!”
Maria smiled…”Tell me about it! Look if your not interested…just say.”
“I’m not interested! I’m no good for you…so just let it be…he yelled at her!
Maria stood with her mouth open, in disbelief…
He looked into her eyes and saw the hurt…”Damn…you just couldn’t stay away, could you? “He turned and walked toward the road
About then a black sedan pulled up followed by two others…men jumped out and first grabbed Michael injecting him instantly so he couldn’t fight back …while two others grabbed hold of Maria…she screamed but it was too late...she too was injected and put in the back of a separate car…
Max was just starting to bowl when he stopped and turned to the door of the building….he dropped the ball and ran to the parking lot…Liz froze at first but followed him after the surprise wore off of what he done…
“Max what is wrong?”
Max leaned over with his hands on his knees breathing hard…
“Liz we need to talk!”
TBC
Thanks for all the feedback...love ya! Melinda
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Chapter 9
Michael woke up to a humming noise and started to move but changed his mind at the pain it caused him. He only had a moment to make out lights above him and a scream in the distance…before he passed out again, but he knew it was Maria…

Max and Liz sat in the jeep…
“Okay Max what is going on?”
Max leaned his head down on the steering wheel…God this is the last thing he wanted to have happen. He pulled out his cell and waited…
“Six, six, six.”
Then hung up and turned to Liz.
“What I’m about to say is going to sound strange…but hear me out…that’s all I ask!”
“Okay…” She cautiously answered…
“I think we need to go back to my hotel room!”
“Max…I’m not like that…and I need to find Maria…it’s time to leave.” Liz looked down and then turned away...he wound up being just another guy after all, she thought.
”I understand your confused Liz. I'm sorry…I just need to talk to you in private…that’s why I said my hotel room. If you have another place we could go…that’s fine…but we need to talk and soon…and not here, in case someone hears us. It’s rather urgent we do this soon as possible. It concerns where Maria is at!”
Liz bit her lip and shook her head yes…
“To talk…your hotel...to talk? I wasn’t born yesterday Max. I thought you were different.” She jumped out and headed for the alley…
“Liz! Stop! Please hear me out!” Max grabbed her arm and spun her around to face him.
“Get off me Max!” Liz jerked away from him.
“I'm sorry but you need to listen to me!”
“Fine I'm listening...you have one minute!” Liz folded her arms and stood looking any where but at him…
“I am different Liz.”
“Right!”
“Seriously. It was just for privacy…we could go anywhere. You pick a place. But we need to talk.
Liz took a step away and thought about what he said…
“Anywhere?”
Max shook his head yes... “But the sooner the better.” He looked around the parking lot…
“Are we just going to leave them here?”
“Them? Oh, Liz they are not here…now please, pick a place.”
“Then where are they?”
“Liz…this is where the trust me comes in…” Max looked at into her eyes and waited…
After what seemed to him forever, she headed towards the jeep…
“Just drive…I’ll tell you when to turn.”
Max did what was told and started the jeep…when they stopped again; they were at Maria’s house…
Liz reached behind the gnome and found the spare key…
“Whose house is this Liz?” Max whispered
“Maria’s...and you don’t have to whisper…no one is here. Her Mom is out of town till Wednesday. I figured this would be okay…” She walked in and headed for the cell phone
by the couch…
”Plus I’m by a phone…so if you think you have me…you don’t!”
Max smiled at her…”Okay…can I sit down?”
“Yes…but where I can see you…in the chair.”
Max followed her instructions and sat down…he leaned his head back and took a deep breath…he had no ideal where to start this.
Liz reached for the lamp to turn it on but Max stopped her…
‘No! Don’t turn it on…please!”
Liz froze...and looked back at him…
“Why?..”
“When Max didn’t reply…she too leaned back on the couch…
“Max your scaring me here… Now I want to know what is going on. And where is Maria? Is she with Michael…is he like safe for her to be with?”
“Let me say Liz…I'm sorry for getting you two into this…you just seemed like someone I’d like to get to know…even if it would only be a few days…”
“Max that’s all fine...what about Maria!”
“I just wanted to say this to you now…cause after I tell you everything…the chances are slim you will believe me…or anything I say from them on.”
Max leaned towards her a little…”I think you are special Liz…and under other circumstances I would love to get to know you…in every way!” Max meet her eyes and Liz blushed in the dark…
“Max…?”
“I know…but remember my words in the next few minutes…” Max stood up and went to the window and peeked out…
“What I'm about to say is going to sound insane…and I tell you…I haven’t ever told any one this so...this is all new to me …how to put it…so bare with me!” He walked back over and sat down…this time next to her.
“Michael and I are a part of a team…we travel around and check on stories...and acuminate items from time to time…”
“What kind of items?”
“Well…special items…you may be interested in this part…being into science and all.”
Liz sat watching him cautiously…
“Okay…maybe not! Okay we aren’t really from around here…in fact…we aren’t even from this solar system…” Liz jumped up...knocking over the lamp and falling to the floor…trying to get away. Max tried to help her but she screamed…
“God Liz…okay…Stop! I wont hurt you…” But Liz ran to the door and headed for her car…once inside she locked the doors and tried to start it…

Elsewhere…
This time Michael woke with two men grabbing him and dragging him to his feet…
“Get up scum! He’s ready for you”
Michael tried to use his powers but nothing happened…the guard laughed...enjoying his own power over Michael.
“Well your not so hot now…are you?” As he hit him in the stomach…Michael doubled over in pain as the other guard grabbed him by the hair and pulled his head back…
“Now, who’s in charge?” They laughed as they continued through the hall…and into a room…there strapped to a table was Maria…her lip was swollen and her wrists were covered in gauze, with spots of blood penetrating through. She had a sheet covering her naked body and her eyes were closed…
Michael took a deep breath…he knew he had to stay clam…Maria’s life depended on it!
They proceeded to strap him in a chair, after he unsuccessfully fought them off…
He took in the surroundings quickly after they left…then turned his attention on Maria.
“Maria? Can you hear me?”
“She cant hear you...Michael isn’t it?’
A woman approached him…”We had to sedate her…she”
“Sedate her with what? What did you give her…? She isn’t one of us you bitch!”
“Really…”
“Really! I don’t even know her…she plays no part in this.”
“I find that hard to believe…she fought us bravely.”
“What did you do?” Michael pulled against the restraints…
”What we had to do!” She yelled at him…”Now see…you made me mad….” She calmly said as she took cleaning breaths to calm herself…
“That isn’t a good thing to do…Your friend kept fighting us…every time the probe went in she would move…causing bleeding.”
Michael yelled like an animal as the woman laughed…
“Just meet her ha? Funny...that was the same reaction she had…. amazing isn’t it how two people who doesn’t know each other...cares about each other like that…I mean the whole time the probe was going in her all she yelled was your name.”
The woman moved in front of him and watched his reaction…Michael looked at her with hate…
“Oh so now you hate me…” She reached out and ripped his shirt off…”I think I’ll have some fun.” She ran her hand over his chest and headed towards his zipper...when a voice sounded from somewhere…she stopped in her tracks and ran for the door…
“I’ll be back.”
Suddenly the table that Maria was on righted it’s self…and the metal bracelets snapped off…within moments Maria stirred…Michael’s heart raced…
“Maria…Wake up! Maria!”
Maria slowly opened her eyes but as the pain hit her she curled up into a ball on the table crying…
Michael hung his head…then with everything in him he yelled…
”You filthy Pricks!”
Maria looked over where the yell came from….
”Michael?” she whispered…”Oh god…it’s you!”
She slid off the table and onto the floor…
“Maria…don’t try to move…”
She looked up at him…and there eyes met…slowly she crawled to him as a trail of blood was left behind…she reached him finally and pulled herself up…
“I knew you would come for me…I knew you wouldn’t leave me here.”
Michael just wanted to hold her…she was shaking all over! Just then the wrist restraints came off him and he was free…he didn’t waste any time but took her in his arms...she held on to him tightly while he made his way back over to the table…
“Its okay…I’m here.” He spoke quietly to her…when she saw where he was going to place her she moaned no! He decided on the corner, on the floor. He went and got the sheet and covered her before pulling her on his lap…just about then she passed out.
He knew they weren’t allowing this from the kindness of there heart...so he waited for there next move... knowing it would come soon.
TBC
Chapter 10
Max watched as Liz drove away…his heart was heavy with sadness and at the same time he was concerned. He felt something with her…was he that wrong…he sat down and held his head in his hands as he concentrated on her…flashes came to him like pictures in a scrape book…Liz young as a child…laughing swinging in a park…and another with her looking out her bedroom window singing a song…suddenly Max is back and has a idea.
* Represents Liz thinking to herself
After several tries Liz finally got the car to start…her heart was beating a mile an hour…all she wanted to do was get as far away as she could…*Alien…right…and to think I was with him alone…God Liz what were you thinking…well I know what I was thinking...he is gorgeous and well …but no Liz...he is crazy*.she turned down on Potter Lane and pulled over…* Maybe he was just joking…he was calling me when I ran out like some scardie cat…he’s probley setting back there laughing at me right now…but…what if he isn’t…I mean what if he really is…God I sure can pick them…Just about then she felt a warmth surround her…she looked around and suddenly a glowing ball emerged through her window and stopped in front of her…it looked like a star floating…before she could react it began producing a melody…”Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star” played as it continued to glow. Liz sat not knowing what to do…when it finished…it just famished right before her eyes…
“Oh my God!” Liz started the car back up and took off...but when she reached the end of the street …she once again stopped.*Liz…you are nothing if not a scientist….this could be interesting…imagine all the questions you could ask him…And besides all that…Where is Maria?* Liz made a uie and headed back…


Max watched as she pulled back up…his heart did a jump start…it worked!
Liz jumped out and ran in the house on a mission.
“Okay …where is Maria….and don’t give me no crap….cause I will not hesitate to let everyone know…like everything….so where is she?”
“I don’t know yet.”
“You don’t know?”
“Well I will soon…” Max spoke slowly…he knew she was still in shock…
“The call that I made earlier…that was like a 911 call….
Liz shook her head…”Okay, so now what?”
“We wait.”
Liz sat down on the sofa….”For what?”
“Well Michael has a tracking device in him…so they will be able to locate his wear about.”
“Is he dangerous?” Liz rubbed her eyes…before looking up at him.
“Michael?”
“Yes! Michael…I mean he has her…is he dangerous?”
Max shifted his weight and put his hands in his pockets…
“Umm Liz, Michael doesn’t have her.”
Liz closed her eyes and shook her head…”What are you talking about…they were together and now there gone…so…”
Max knelt down in front of her…but Liz leaned back away from him in defense… Max hung his head knowing she feared him.
“Liz…I’m afraid it’s worst than that…they were captured...no doubt by alien hunters…”
“What? Captured…like kidnapped? Alien hunters? Oh my God…they think Maria is….” She stopped and looked at Max as he shook his head yes…
Liz closed her eyes as tears ran down her face…”What will they do to her? I can’t believe this is happening.”
”I’m sorry Liz…we didn’t mean for this to happen.”
Silence grew between them…
“So…how long have you been like here…?”
“All my life just about…I mean as far back as I can remember…since the age 6…before that…who knows.”
“So you don’t remember how you got here?”
“Well we came out of theses incubation chambers…it’s a long story.” Max sat back in a chair…all I wanted was some fun…he thought!
“Liz…I know this is a lot on you….”
Liz bit her lip and looked down….”These Alien hunters…what do they want with them…well besides the obvious…I mean once they figure out she isn’t…one of you…will they let her go?”
“I’m sorry Liz, but probley not…she knows too much.”
Liz looked away as tears ran down her face…Max got up and chanced going to her…he slowly reached out to touch her…as Liz started to lean away…
“Liz I would never hurt you…”
Liz crumbled at his words…as he took her in his arms and she let him…

Michael looked down at the young girl in his arms…and cursed himself…he knew this was all his fault…it all boiled down to what he was…it was always with him…and always will be…now she is involved. He gently laid her down on the floor and stood up…he had to get her out of his mind and start thinking of escape…Michael walked the perimeter…then did a search for weapons of the room…checking the walls for hidden devices or cameras…finding nothing he walked back to Maria…who was still out. Michael found every time he looked at her he lost all sense…and in the circumstances they were currently in that wasn’t good…He ran his hand through his hair and took a deep breath…thinking about how long they have been there he determined that within an hour…things should get quite busy…
TBC

Chapter 11
“What time did the call come in?”
“Around an hour ago…!”
“And how long before that was he taken?”
“I’m not for sure…not long.”
“No good…! Okay I have a lock on him…who is in sector seven today?”
“K!”
The woman dialed up the number and waited…”Yes…we have a pickup…Im sending you the data now…” Dial tone!
“Now we wait!” She said as she looked into her partners eyes…

Michael paced back in forth in front of Maria…she had been out for quite awhile now…
He didn’t want to even think about what all they did to her…his hand clinched into a fist…to have five minutes with them alone…
Suddenly the door opened and a man came in carrying a tray with food on it…
He slammed it down and started to walk away but stopped….
”Just give me a reason freak!” the man cocked his gun and continued out the door…
Michael walked over to the food and looked back at Maria…no way was he feeding this to her…it looked like crap…and smelt even worst…not to mention they probley spit in it!
He turned to hear Maria stirring, and went to her side…
“Miiicchael…” Maria whispered…
“I’m here…just stay still…your hurt…” He wanted to touch her but knew better…he had to stay focused…
“Where are we?. .They hurt me Michael..” Maria started to cry softly…
He looked away…trying to control his anger…”They never will again!”
She reached out to touch him but he stood up…Maria glanced up at him in question…
as he turned away. She started crying softly as she curled up in a ball on the floor. Michael ran his hand through his hair in exasperation…this was all his fault…and touching her and feeling the things she triggers would only put her in more jeopardy…he had to do this…no matter how much it hurt her…and him…when they got out…he would see to it they would never be together again!
Suddenly outside in the hall there was a commotion and gun fire…alarms went off through out the building…Michael braced his self for what was to come …

“So we just like wait here...?”Liz and Max had been setting in silence for almost an hour…after he held her and she calmed down...she pulled away. The moment she did she regretted the move…but it was too late. Now she sat on the couch as he stood by the window watching out…
“I know…it’s the waiting that always kills me too…” he smiled across at her…hoping to lighten the mood…
“So you have been through this before?”
Max shook his head yes…but didn’t give any details.
Liz was hoping he’d like fill her in but …
“So how long have you been on the run?” She tried again…
Max knew what she wanted…but for her safety he couldn’t supply that…
“A while…Liz I know what you want to know.”
“Liz looked away…”You can’t blame me for wondering Max…I mean you two come into our lives out of no where…I think I deserve some answers…and God Maria is out there some where going through who knows what…not to mention…our parents! God what am I going to tell them…? “
“Liz? Liz? I’m sorry…. don’t you see...it’s for your protection that I’m not telling you more…they could come after you…”Max’s voice wavers…”And I couldn’t stand that…to think of you…”
Liz watched his face as he turned away from her…”So they are hurting her…?”
“Maybe…I don’t know…” Max sounded so tired…
Liz stood up and walked to him putting her hand on his arm. “Have they ever hurt you Max?”
He shook his head yes…as she fell into his arms and let him hold her close…

The door to the room opened with a bang, as Michael stood ready to defend them if necessary when a familiar face appeared…
“Did you call a cab?” Kyle stood …gun in hand before Michael, grinning from ear to ear…
Michael let out the breath he held and turned to Maria. He wrapped the sheet around her and gently picked her up. Kyle looked at her briefly before checking the hall…he gave the signal and they headed down the way…in the distance they continued to hear gunfire as they preceded untouched out the door to a waiting car.
“Who is the chick?”
“A friend!” Michael continued holding her to him …Maria succumbed to the pain and passed back out…”We need to get to the place…she needs help.”
Gotcha!” Kyle reached in his pocket and pulled out a cell…
“We are in route with package and greeting card! Need some refreshments!” he hung up and looked out the window for the rest of the ride…there was no need for small talk…they had been there before…they get caught…he saves them! That’s how it plays…and that was fine with him…he owed them much more than that!

Max gently pulled away from Liz to answer his cell…
“The package is safe…” Dial tone…
Max turned back to Liz…”They are safe!” Liz flew into his arms and hugged him…before she realized it…Max leaned down and softly kissed her lips…knowing this isn’t the time he was shocked as Liz continued the kiss opening her mouth inviting him to go deeper, which he did.
TBC

Chapter 12
The car stopped outside a dark building…they had been driving for hours. Maria had gone in and out of consciousness throughout the trip…waiting for them was an emergency crew that took her from Michael and whisked her away…
“So...you hungry?” Kyle slapped him on the back?
Michael ‘s eyes were still on the gurney that held Maria…as he walked away.
“Well maybe not…who is she anyway?” Kyle followed Michael into the building
“A friend.”
“You said that before…what is her name…where did you meet her…in there?”
They stopped outside the examining room …Michael leaned against the doorframe
Watching them work on her…oblivious to Kyle and his questions.
After a few minutes Michael turned back to him…
” Where is she?”
“At the center.”
Michael headed towards the elevator…he knew who he needed and he wasn’t here…yet!

Liz stirred on the couch…forgetting where she was at first…when she felt Max next to her…his arm was wrapped around her waist protectively and his other hand was cupping her breast…her eyes grew big at the thought of last night and what all happen…gently not to wake him…she scooted off the couch and headed up stairs with Max watching her go. He sat up on the side of the couch and slipped his shoes on…he could feel her pulling away from him…*God Max…what did you do? * Max didn’t know his next move…he had to think…
Liz stood in the shower letting the water run down her body…her tears ran as free …as sobs racked her body…she was in love with an Alien.
Max stood outside the door listening to her…he was torn between leaving and never looking back…and taking the next step and going to her…he knew if it was horn dog
Michael he would already have taken advantage of her and moved on…that was a big difference between them…Michael loved his woman…Max on the other hand never had before…he always felt out there somewhere was the one…or at least he had hoped…he started removing his clothes…he knew he could stop looking as of right now…

Michael walked into a huge room filled with various machines and computers centers all going at full speed…several people sat inputting data and talking on the phone, but Michael headed over to one person unparticular…
“So I’m here “ Michael stood with his arms cross looking at her…
“And it’s about time!” Isabel turned to smile at him…”Come here…don’t just stand there.”
She headed to him as he opened his arms for a hug…pulling back eventually and looking him over…”Okay…so what happened?”
Michael let go and walked over to a setting area and plopped down on the couch…
Alex and Isabel sat across from him…when he didn’t continue they looked at each other and sat back…
Max quietly opened the door to the bathroom and slipped in…he took a deep breath and climbed in the shower behind Liz…who turned around in shock!
“Oh my God…Max... what are you doing?”
Max stopped and wondered if he made a mistake…
“Liz…I’m sorry if I upset you last night…if I did anything to…” Liz stood on her Tipp toes and kissed him quiet…
Max instantly picked her up as she wrapped her legs around him…she could feel him hard against her …and had an need she never felt before to go further…this was so unlike her…Liz felt if he let go of her now…she would truly die.
He held her to him…kissing her neck and traveling down to her breasts…as he ran his hands down to her ass holding her closer…Max felt her pull him to her…but he needed no persuasion…as she nibbled on his chest and only sparked his desire more…his breathing was coming hard …he knew he should stop and give her a chance to change her mind…but she felt so good next to him…he was afraid reality would crash down and end this wonderful dream. But to his surprise Liz wasn’t about to stop…in fact she reached down and to his shock wrapped her hand around his rod…Max took a quick breath in as she gently worked it…she was amazing herself with her forwarded ness…never had she done anything like this before…Max knew he couldn’t take much more of her loving him like that…he pulled away from her and looked into her eyes…her lips were swollen from there kissing and she never looked more beautiful to him…
Liz …” He reached down and removed her hand…”I cant take much more of that…” He whispered as he smiled at her…”As wonderful as it is…” He gently kissed her lips…
“If we continue…it could get complicated…”
Liz bit her lip and smiled at him…”Well who said life wouldn’t be complicated from time to time…”
Max smiled…”I think we have showered enough…” he said huskily to her…Liz smiled and agreed as he carried her out to Maria’s bed…and gently laid her down.
“Liz before we go any further…I want you to know…I’ve never done this before…and I think you haven’t either…so I want to make sure this is what you want…I don’t want you to regret a moment …”
“Max I have never been more sure of anything...as I’ am of being with you…there’s only one question”…Liz bit her lip…”Is this safe?”
Max smiled…”Well Michael hasn’t had anyone turn into anything yet.”
Liz smiled…”Well that’s good…”
Max got up and went to his pants pocket and pulled out a condom…Liz took this time to admire his body…and blushed as he caught her.
“A gift from Michael…” he smiled as he leaned back down over her…
Liz laughed, “Remind me to thank Michael…”
“Seriously Liz…this is something you only give up once…are you sure?”
Liz didn’t think twice…she knew this was right…”Yes…I want you to make love to me Max…and don’t stop till I’m yours.”
“Liz Parker...you’re already mine!” Max leaned down and ran his finger across her lips… before kissing her deeply.
Liz never felt so loved….
He rolled over so she was on top of him… he wanted to view her body from below…he had dreamed about this…she was so beautiful…small and fragile…and all his…he ran his hands down her sides and got her in the right place…
“Liz I want you to be able to control how this goes…so when you are ready…put it in…” He smiled and looked away …
Liz smiled and held back a laugh…she didn’t know A lot but she knew this isn’t the way it should go…
She leaned down on his chest and ran her tongue across his lips …working her way down to his nipples…taking each one in her mouth and sucking on them…
Max never felt anything like it…he moved his legs across the covers trying to keep it together…as she continued down his body till she was at his rod…he looked down just as she licked her lips…he knew what she planned and braced his self for the first touch of a woman on him…Her mouth was like satin as she took it …she closed her eyes and moaned softly as she worked on it…sucking...then licking the tip…his moans of pleasure just intensified her need to please him…as she tasted the drops that snuck out…she suddenly wanted more…no she had to have more… Max moaned out her name as she fastidiously worked it with her mouth…Max reached down and grabbed her head and pushed it into him…instinctively…Liz liked it and kept working it harder this time…Max called out as if in pain and she was there…she took it all and continued to suck till he begged her to stop.

Michael ran his hand through his hair as they continued to wait…he didn’t want to really tell them how it happened…he knew he would get an ear full from Isabel…
“Michael…we’re waiting!”
He rolled his eyes and looked away…
“Okay it’s like this…we went to the town and found the item…”
”Okay…then what went wrong?”
“Well…we kinda met some girls.” He whispered under his breath.
Isabel’s eyes became slits as she sat back and gave him a look…
“Girls?”
Michael just shook his head yes…
“So I suppose the one in the examining room is one of them?”
“She was with me when they grabbed me up…so they took her too…Look….I tried to tell them she wasn’t one of us…but they didn’t listen.”
Isabel continued to stare him down…
“Didn’t listen…well I wonder why not!” she yelled as she headed to the room they held Maria…
She stopped next to a woman who was deep in thought…looking over a clipboard…
“How is she Anne?”
“Not good…she will live but there will be complications…that’s for sure.”
Isabel closed her eyes…she knew all about those complications…
“Has she waked up yet?”
“No…we have her sedated…”
Isabel turned around to Michael…who stood leaning against the door…staring into the room at Maria…she watched his face…was that really concern? Softening…she walked over to him…
“The doctor said she would sleep for a while…why don’t we go get something to eat and talk some more…?” She took his arm and tried to pull him away…
“No…I need to be here.”
“Michael? She is in good hands…anyway they will let us know if anything happens.”
Michael shrugged her off…”Nothing is going to happen…I’m staying!” He yelled!
Isabel took a step back…looking at this stranger before her…where is the self-centered always out of control at all times…man she knew and loved.
He turned back towards the room and closed his eyes…this was his entire fault…it always is. Suddenly he remembered he needed to place a call…and headed down the hall…with Isabel close behind…
Michael….who are you calling?”
“Someone who can do something.” He punched in the number and waited…
“Hello?’
“Where’s Max?”
“Who is this? Hold on…here it’s for you…” Liz mumbled handing Him the phone before cuddling back down…
“Yeah? It’s me!” Max rubbed his eyes and sat up next to Liz…
“Max…we need you.”
“We need you?” Max was confused…
“I need you!” He practically yelled into the phone…then softened…” Like right now.” He whispered…
“Michael where are you…and how is Maria?”
Liz heard him mention Maria and was instantly awake
“I’m at the center…so you need to get going…it’s not good Max…”
“I’m coming…were coming.” He looked down at Liz…who was waiting for the news she knew was coming…
“Michael…you cant just pull him off like that…”
Michael turned and gave her a right…look.
TBC

Chapter 13
Liz and Max were dressed and out the door in record time…
“What did he say…is she okay?” Liz asked again
Max reached across the seat and held her hand…”He only said he needs me…”
“How would he need you Max…I don’t understand…like for fighting…or…”
“I kinda have a special power…sometimes I can heal people…or at least help them…”
Liz sat taking that one in…”Really?…” She looked out the window not knowing what to say.
Max looked over at her…waiting for some reply…but only getting silence…
“Liz are you okay…?”
“Yeah…it’s just a lot to take in Max…I mean think about it…one day im just a small town girl…the next im driving down the street with…” Liz looked away…
“An alien…. you can say it…I know Liz what I’ am…believe me…everyday of my life I’m reminded one way or another…
Liz looked over in the dark at his profile…so strong and sad at the same time…she thought about what his life must have been like…being from somewhere else…not really belonging here…suddenly her little life wasn’t so bad…she placed her hand on his leg and he turned to glance at her, then back at the road…
“I don’t want your pity…”
“I don’t pity you Max…but I cant help but think about your life and how different things were for you…Maria and I spend our days…complaining and bored…and here you and Michael are out here fighting these people who are trying to kill you…and recover your items to go home…”
“Yeah but see up to now it’s just been our war…now we have involved you and Maria…something we both agreed never to do…”
“So like no one else knows…like you guys have never…”
Max interrupted…”No One…ever! ..And if it wasn’t for Maria and Michael being grabbed up…”
“You would have never told either of us…” She finished…
“You have to understand Liz….it would have been for your safty…”
“Yeah Max but that also means you would have like just left…you know…and I would have never seen you again…how good would that had been for me…” She kinda stuttered the last part…getting emotional…
He clasped her hand again and brought it to his lips…”I don’t know…but now your mine..” he kissed it gently before placing it down still holding it as he drove the rest of the way…in silence…
A while later they pulled up to a fenced in area…Max punched in some numbers in a control panel on the post and the door opened…they continued through heading towards a small building in the middle of no where…
“Where are we Max.?” Liz asked as she got out and headed over to his side…
“You’ll see…comon…in here…” Once again another box and more numbers…and they were in…to her surprise inside was only an elevator…Max walked up to it as it opened…
”Going Down? He joked…
Liz rolled her eyes and stepped in with him…
She could tell they were going down fast….
”Either this thing is slow…or we are going to China…”She looked up at him but he made no reply…he slipped his arm around her and pulled her close…
“When we get there…I’m probley going to be busy for a while…I won’t mean to ignore you. if I do…just kick me okay…”He smiled down at her…
”Just try to…”She teased back…Max leaned down and slowly kissed her lips…all the while…running his hands down her back…her mouth opened to meet his tongue just as the doors opened…
“Great another one…why don’t we put an ad in the paper and have a freaking open house!” Isabel went off at the sight of them embraced…
Michael stepped around her and greeted Max…
“It’s about time…this way…!” Max followed him with Liz close behind…
“So whats going on Michael….what happened?” Max wanted answers but Michael had only one thing on his mind…
“Not now…!” They walked in the room Maria was in…Liz immediately went to her
Friend…
”Oh My god…Maria…? Max….!!” Max held her shoulders…
“Now Michael…what all happened…?”
Just about then the doctor stormed in…”What the hell is going on here…? Oh it’s you…here to save the world…I see!” She looked disgusted as she slammed her clipboard down on the table…
Isabel followed close behind…”Okay guys…let’s all remember we are on the same team here…we all want what is best for her…”
“Michael what all happened…once again!” Max asked ignoring the doctor and her stares…
He looked between everyone and back at Max…”We were captured and separated for a period of time…during which they probed her…” Max closed his eyes and then opened them to meet his…
“How much?”
“I don’t know…some…maybe a lot…”
“How much blood loss…”
“A liter maybe more…”
“Okay stop right here…she is my patient and no one is going to do anything to her…”
Isabel stepped up…”No one is saying about doing anything…but we have to keep all options open…including…Max’s skill…so let’s just step in the other room…and discuss this away from the patient…shall we?”
Everybody agreed and headed in the small room off to the side…after everyone was seated…Isabel turned to the doctor…
“Please tell us the extension of her injuries…and how you are treating them…
“Okay…well I’m giving her masses of antibiotics…she has several contusions…mostly internal…we went in and stopped the bleeding…but the damage was severe…she will no dought have long standing pain...and children are out of the question…”
Liz sat with tears running down her face…listening…but not listening…!
Michael stood up and punched the wall…leaving a hole in it… holding his hand in pain afterwards…Max walked over placing his hand over the wound…as he talked to them…
“I would like to try and see for myself just what I may be able to do for her…I don’t make any promises…there may be too much damaged…but at least I can try…”He healed Michael’s hand as Liz sat watching…she had to get out of there…she got up and hastily left…
TBC

Chapter 14
Max watched Liz leave and knew she witnessed what he did to help Michael’s hand…if she was going to be a part of his life...then he knew she had to see for herself…everything….
Isabel started to go after Liz…but Max stopped her…He turned to the doctor…he knew she was skeptical of him…always was…even in the past when he has helped she never once was glad…or if she was …never showed it…
“I need to go to her and see...time is important…you already helped her a lot…maybe between the two of us…we can get her back…”
“No! I wont have you around her…you could make things worst…or even????”
“Look I’m here for a reason...I don’t know why and to tell you the truth…it’s no picnic being like this…but if there is a chance...then we need to take it…”
Michael stood up and got in the doctors face….”I’ve heard all I need to here…were doing it! Now!”
Isabel looked between them…she knew better than to stop Michael...hopefully the doctor did too…
Michael headed out the door as the doctor started yelling…He turned back toward her sharply…
“Don’t fuck with me!!! Look I have had a really bad day today…” He walked towards her…”You could even say…I’m in shock…don’t you think…so really I wouldn’t be responsible for my actions…you know what I mean…” He looked her in the eye…as she backed away…
“So if I was you…Id set my ass somewhere out of the way…and shut the hell up…!”
Max was already heading down the hall…knowing Michael had the doctor in control…sure enough…just like he thought…Liz stood by the bed holding Maria’s limp hand…and whispering to her….
“Maria I’m so sorry…I didn’t know what I was getting you into….I love you and you have to come back to me…I’m scared here without you…Please…come back…”
Max quietly joined her…”That makes two of us…Maria…”
“No that makes four of us…” Isabel added…
Michael walked in the room with her…
“Okay Max…let’s do this…”
“Okay…so I need everyone to not touch the bed…I need only me and Maria to connect…if after a few minutes you see I’m struggling…touch my arm and Ill know to come back…but give me at least five minutes…”
Everyone agreed…Max turned to Liz…”I’m going to do my best Liz…but you need to be prepared…even if it goes well she may not wake up…”
Liz looked down at Maria…”I understand…just try Max really hard…she is so important to me…like everything...my best friend…”
“I understand…and I will …” He pulled her to him in front of everyone…Isabel’s eyes about bulged out…she never saw Max with a girl…ever…and they looked so intimate...this for some reason didn’t set right with her…what was going on between theses two and how far had it gone…?”
Michael stood over by the door…he glanced at the bed…what if he couldn’t…what if she…Michael closed his eyes and took a deep breath…so this is what it’s like…
“Okay…here we go…” Max stepped up to the bed and placed his hands on her abdomen… slowly he took deep breaths…a tingling feeling flowed through his arms into his hands…and he was there…first he located Maria’s conscious…allowing him to help…this was important he found due to the patients state of mind weather or not they will fight to live…. He never spoke to them...it was more like telepathy…he felt her strength increase and continued…slowly he entered her pelvis…exploring where the doctor was …but going deeper...into the molecular structure of her body…. he increased the surge…till he was at his peak…then he was back!
TBC


Chapter 15
Max leaned against the bed as he took deep breaths…he did all he could…now it was up to her…he stood up and faced everyone…
“Now…we wait…” he whispered…Max walked slowly towards the door…but faltered…Isabel caught him and held him up…helping him out of the room…followed by Liz…at a distance behind them…who was this girl…and more than that…who was she to Max? Isabel helped him into a room and laid him down on a twin size bed…she gently smoothed his hair back from his eyes…as he closed them…Liz slowly backed out of the room…Isabel watched her go…
Several hours later…Liz still sat watch at Maria’s bedside…watching for any little sign she was still with them…one of the nurses came in and said earlier that her color looked better…but Liz felt she just said that to help her…because to Liz…Maria still looked like a ghost…Michael came and went…but was never far…the short time that Michael and Maria were together…was a life time to others…Liz knew Michael felt things for Maria...she just wondered if he had realized yet it was love…for the looks he gave her….there could be nothing else…Liz glanced towards the door…still no Max…and No Isabel…she tried not to think about just what was going on in that small room…she decided then…Maria was her fist priority…the hell with Max…she would get Maria better then leave there world behind…and Max!


Chapter 16
Michael knocked on the door…then went in…
“Max?”
Max rolled over then sat up in a hurry…looking around at his surroundings…
“It’s just me man…you okay?”
“Yeah…I just forgot where I was for a second…how is Maria?”
“No change…Liz is with her.”
“Oh God…Liz…is she okay?’
“Best as she can be…with her best friend about…”
Max looked at Michael struggling for the words…
“Michael only time will tell…” He got up and stood by him…Maria got to him…it was all over his face…concern…worry…he was hurting…
“Michael…she has made it this far…she is strong…”
“I know …this is all new for me…feeling these things…”
Max shook his head…”Tell me about it…up to now…it was just us and staying alive…but with them…it’s the reason to stay to alive…now I have something to think about as far as my tomorrows…now I have someone that if I died today…would miss me…and from the way you are acting…”
“Yeah…me too…the only difference is Liz knows how you feel…Maria and I never even had a chance…before…”
“Well …let’s go see how she is doing and think about what we can do next…we still have the object…and they aren’t going to be happy you two escaped…”
“I know…I’ve been thinking about that already…and I have a plan…let me tell you about it and see what you think…”

Maria continued to lie lifeless…as Liz looked on…only the machine gave testimony she was still with them…and the constant beep…was driving her crazy…although if it stopped…she would have fainted…okay Liz…you cant have it both ways…she thought…just then a young man with a nice smile came in …
“Hi…I’m Alex.”
Liz couldn’t help but smile back…”Hi…I’m Liz…”
“I know…I’ve heard a lot about you…how is she?”
Liz turned back to Maria…”No change…”
“I know this is hard on you…but you must rest…maybe something to eat…perhaps a burger and a malt….I make great malts…and we have a full kitchen down the hall…”
“I really couldn’t eat…and I can’t leave her…”
“The nurse with get us right away…and you can even bring it back here…maybe just a stretch…potty break…?” he smiled and she smiled back kinda embarrassed…
she did have to go…
“Okay…sounds good…” She stood up…
“Good...I’ll start cooking and you just take your time in there…” he pointed to a door …
I’ll also let them know where we will be in case she wakes when we are gone…
Liz went in and closed the door…she was so tired…it didn’t hit her till she stood up…she splashed cool water on her face and patted it dry…looking in the mirror…she felt so much older than then her 17 years…what a difference a day can make in someone’s life she thought…she then hurried to finish, not wanting to leave her for very long…
True to his word…Alex stood behind the stove flipping burgers as she walked in…it smelt wonderful…she was hungry after all…
“There you are…so what do you like on yours…?”
“Everything!”
“One through the garden…cool...me too…” He smiled as he flipped then again…
“So tell me about Liz…”
She looked around and smiled…”Not much to tell really…”
“How did you get here…I mean how did you meet the guys…?”
“Oh…well we met in a pizza parlor…Max asked me out and so Maria and Michael came too…I had to like talk her into it even….” She looked sad up at him…”So really this is my fault…her being here…”
Alex shook his head…”No Liz it’s not …it’s the powers at be…”
“Powers at be?” She questioned….
“Yeah…fate…and of course a little help with the resistance…they show there evil head from time to time…but hey…that’s why I’m here you know?’
Now it was Liz’s turn to shake her head…”No I’m sorry I don’t know…what do you do here?”
Alex placed the burgers on the buns…”Oh I didn’t say did I…sorry…I’m in charge of all communications between the visitors…throughout the world…”
Liz sat with her mouth kinda open…he ran his hand past her eyes …
“Okay… Just wanted to make sure you were still with me…” he laughed…he finished doctoring the burgers as he continued…”You see….I get all incoming messages and translate them through the proper channels…like when Max called in the code…I contacted sector seven...and in return a rescue squad was sent out…”
Liz sat thinking about this…”Okay so how did you know…where to find them…Max said there was like a tracking device in Michael…is that right?’
Alex shook his head yes…and looked at her…but didn’t continue…
“Was that like a secret…?” She notice the change in him instantly…
He avoided her eyes…”For Max to share that with you…well it just shows me he cares a great deal for you and you won his trust…not too many people is on his trust list…you should be honored…seriously…he doesn’t reveal easily…believe me…once…”
“Hey …where is mine?” Max walked in interrupting… followed by Michael…
“This is a private party…!” Alex joked back…he reached out for Max’s hand and they briefly hugged…
“So I see you found her…”
“Alex smiled...”Of course a beautiful female is here and Alex doesn’t check it out…comon…” He smiled over a t Liz and winked…
“Well …you do realize I can alleviate you at any given moment…right…” he smiled at him as he reached out and took Liz’s hand…
“Don’t remind me…oh my hero…!” Alex looked at Michael…”You okay?”
Michael shook his head yes…”I’m going in with her…Liz…take your time…” He walked back out and headed to Maria…
Alex turned to Max…with a million questions to ask…but seeing him look at Liz he knew now just wasn’t the time…so he slipped away…without even being noticed…
TBC

Chapter 17
Chapter 17
Max could feel the change in Liz…his eyes ran across her face…trying to figure it out…what was going through her wonderful…complex brain…was this it…she had time to think...he had been out for a while… would she stay with him…or did she think he was a freak…he was afraid to ask…by the looks of her…he feared the ladder…
“Are you okay Liz?’ He whispered
She just shook her head…just his voice was enough to make her change her mind…she had to be strong…this was there world...and it almost got Maria killed…they had to go there separate ways…and soon…
Max looked over at the burger getting cold…Alex just left his set also…
“Hey so I see Alex fixed you one of his special burgers…aren’t you going to eat it?”
Liz shook her head no…
“Hey why not…I don’t think he would mind if I ate his…I’m starved…dig in…”
He reached over and pulled the plate with the second burger over to him and sat down next to her…trying to change the feeling in the air...of doom...
“I need to get back to Maria…” She got up to leave...but Max was faster…and turned her to face him.
“Liz? What’s going on? Tell me what your thinking?” Max leaned down close to her…and watched as she backed away from him…his faced crumbled …knowing he lost her…
“Max…this is for the best…I’m sorry...I don’t mean to hurt you…you have been very up front with me…but…this just isn’t going to work out…”Liz’s voice cracked as she spoke
the words…
“Liz? Did something happen while I was out…did someone say something or...frighten you…?”
“No Max...nothing like that…everyone has been very nice…it’s just…I had time to think you know? And we are so different…I mean other than the obvious ways…I need to just take Maria home as soon as I can and concentrate on her…she is an innocent in all of this…and well…she is paying for us…for everything...and it’s just not fair…so….”
“So you’re just going to walk away…and what about Michael? He cares for her…and you know how I feel about you Liz…don’t do this …just give it some time…think about it some more…Maria might…”
“Maria might what…not make it… I know that Max!”
“That’s not what I was going to say...I was going to say…Maria might not want to go back Liz…”
Liz never thought about that…maybe her and Michael did care…who was she to say Maria had to leave…
“But I do Max…”
Max searched her face…”Could you just walk away…and never look back…after we…”
“I need to get back to her…bye Max.” Lax turned and headed back to Maria…just outside the door…she stopped and leaned against it for support…Isabel turned the corner in front of her…and stopped watching her pull it together…
“Liz? Have you seen Max anywhere…?”
Liz stood up straight…”Yeah he is inside…”
“Oh should have known…eating ha? Just wanted to check on him…” Isabel explained smiling down at her…she could tell Liz was upset about something…
“So how is Maria…I glanced in but Michael was with her so I didn’t interrupt…?”
“She is the same…no change so far…”
“I hope everything works out Liz…really I do…”
Liz shook her head and turned to leave…
“Max is a special guy…” Isabel volunteered
Liz turned back around…
“He is not one to open up often…I couldn’t help but notice you two…and how close you were…”
“Isabel before you go any further…you should know…he is yours…I already told him…we don’t belong together…so…you can save it…” Liz turned and walked away...leaving Isabel shocked…and torned about what to do…

Michael held Maria’s hand in between both of his…it was cold and fragile… he leaned down and laid his cheek against it…he was breaking his own rules just doing that…but as he sat there next to her his heart ached with the knowledge that this very well may not work…she very well may not wake up…and then what if she did….he still felt it was for the best to just walk away…let her have a normal life…and be happy with a family of her own one day…he knew his life would never be normal…and he couldn’t put that on her…she deserved so much more than that…she was alive and had spirt….he knew being with him on the run for just a little while would kill that in her….always being afraid…never really sleeping…looking over your shoulder all the time…no friends…just him and Max…no life…and she was so full of life….just the short time they were together he knew…he could spend eternity with her and never grow bored…she was everything he longed for in a woman…not just the beauty…although she was a looker….but her attitude….and her tenacity to see what she wanted and go after it…in this case…it was him….he was rude and insulting and down right mean…and she still came back…Michael sat up and gently touched her cheek…
“Umm” Liz cleared her throat…and he stood up and placed his hands in his pockets embarrassed he was caught
“Sorry…was just getting back…”
“No that’s’ fine…I’m going to be out here..” he started for the door…but she stopped him…
‘Michael…you really care about her don’t you?”
Michael turned around and faced her…. avoiding her eyes….
“It’s okay…I understand….” Liz shook her head…as she walked over to the side of the bed…
“I do…care,…” he whispered…
Liz looked up at him…”How does she feel…do you know?”
He shook his head no…
“This whole thing has been impossible…for you guys it’s your life…your world…but for no bodies like us…this is big…really big…you understand?” She walked over to him as she spoke…
“I told her to stay away Liz….” He added…”But she just kept coming back…”
She shook her head with understanding…”That’s’ Maria alright…. stubborn to the end…”
He glanced to the bed… “Well let’s hope she stay’s that away a little longer…”
“Then what Michael? What happens then?”
“She gets to live…go home and be happy again…”
Liz thought about that…”And you…and her?”
“Over the years…I have seldom gotten what I want…why should it change now?” With that he walked out…leaving her to think about his words and her actions with Max…

TBC

Chapter 18
Isabel walked into the room and felt it immediately..the vibes were everywhere...hurt..confusion..and tramendist...dispair...she took a deep breath and sat down next to Max...
'Hey Max..what's up?" She waited..not knowing which way he was going to go...so
she tried again.."So I just saw Liz...she looked tired...did you two get a chance to talk?"
Max laid his head down on the counter...she felt his pain..and closed her eyes to it...as she placed her arm around his shoulder and leaned her head down by his..."Is there anything I can do Max..?"
After a minute, he sat up..."How do you do it Is?"
"Do what?"
"Stay so..happy..be happy?! I mean I try...I know we are lucky in alot of ways..you know...but I cant help but feel like there something missing for me..someone....missing for me..."
"Until..."
"Yeah..until Liz..."
"And now...what has changed that?' Let me guess...something about that fact that the man she loves..is an Alien..could it be...?..Isabell looked at him in disbelief.."Comon Max..what did you think she was going to do..embrace you and say..gezz hun that's ok...I love aliens and always wanted to meet one...?"
"No..But..!"
"No Max...think for a minute...she is 16...and in a matter of a few days...she has...met a strange man, feel in love and her best friend was kidnapped and is close to perhaps dying...not to mention all the monster movies she has ever seen is now coming true...her family isnt around...and she feels confused and scared and most of all...alone...! So you tell me...how should she be acting Max...? I dont mean to come down on you..but stop thinking about Max...and try and realize...you have messed her whole life up..as of yesterday..it will forever be changed...now weather that will be a good thing is yet to be seen..but for now..it's a mess...!"
Max sat stunned at her speech..and that is the only word that could discribe it...he thought she would hug him and smooth everything out..this was not what he expected..
"WOW...!"
Isabel smiled..."Ok I know that was a mouth full..but you should have seen her Max in the hall...she is about to kill over..but..I gotta tell ya..she is stronger than she looks..."
"So what do you reccommend..Doc?"
"Well..for starters...give her some space...but let her know you are here for her..any questions she has..or just wants to talk you are you are willing...then sat back and wait...if you push her...she will run and never look back...humans have a prenotion of who and what we are Max..you know that...by being hard and pushy it would only inforce that picture..."
"Your right...ok...Ill go tell her now...thanks Is..have I told you lately your incredible..?"
"No..But I already know it..so..."They laughed and he hugged her tight...
"Oh Max..one more thing..."
Max turned to her from the doorway...
"Um some how..she thinks we are a couple..so you might want to clear that one up too...and good luck.." Is hopped of the stole and made a get away out the back door as Max stood staring at the flopping door...
"Great...this should be interesting..." he mumbled to no one....

Liz sat by the still figure in the bed...holding her hand..talking softly to her...as Max walked in...he stood listening to her..explain all the things they would do when she got better...and his heart went out to them both...Isabel was so right...he was thinking all about his loss in the kitchen...nothing about her loss..of time..of perhaps a best friend..of her childhood...! He knew all about the loss of that one...he felt like a hundred..and yet he wasnt much older than she was...
Liz looked up as she spotted him...embarressed...
"They say a person can hear all kinds of things when they are in a coma...you know..?"
She tried to explain...
"Your right..please..I think thats a good thing...really..."There eyes met and she was the first to look away..
"Was there something you wanted Max..?"
"Umm yeah...I just wanted you to know...if you have any questions..about....you know...or just need to ever talk..that Im here...I do realize things are crazy for you..and I just wanted you to know..Im here for you.....Always..."
Liz shock her head.."Ok..thanks..but Im fine really..it's fine.."
"Oh Ok...good..well just in case...and oh one more thing...Isabel...she kinda is under the impression..well I dont know why..but ..."
Out of no where...there was a movement...and a machine went off...Liz sat looking into two beautiful eyes..wide awake...Maria's!
TBC....














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posted on 22-Sep-2001 10:21:43 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful feedback..as promised here is a little more...! Melinda

Look at the end for other chapters added....I will continue from there from now on due to the request from the board....Thanks Melinda*angel*

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posted on 27-Sep-2001 6:46:01 AM
Ok..so there is no place for me to tell you this is new chapters...lol unless stupid me...ummmmmm just cant see them...so..Ok....lol...these are new guys...and thanks so much for the feedback...chapters 8-10

Chapter 8
Michael woke up to a humming noise and started to move but changed his mind at the pain it caused him. He only had a moment to make out lights above him and a scream in the distance…before he passed out again, but he knew it was Maria…

Max and Liz sat in the jeep…
“Okay Max what is going on?”
Max leaned his head down on the steering wheel…God this is the last thing he wanted to have happen. He pulled out his cell and waited…
“Six, six, six.”
Then hung up and turned to Liz.
“What I’m about to say is going to sound strange…but hear me out…that’s all I ask!”
“Okay…” She cautiously answered…
“I think we need to go back to my hotel room!”
“Max…I’m not like that…and I need to find Maria…it’s time to leave.” Liz looked down and then turned away...he wound up being just another guy after all, she thought.
”I understand your confused Liz. I'm sorry…I just need to talk to you in private…that’s why I said my hotel room. If you have another place we could go…that’s fine…but we need to talk and soon…and not here, in case someone hears us. It’s rather urgent we do this soon as possible. It concerns where Maria is at!”
Liz bit her lip and shook her head yes…
“To talk…your hotel...to talk? I wasn’t born yesterday Max. I thought you were different.” She jumped out and headed for the alley…
“Liz! Stop! Please hear me out!” Max grabbed her arm and spun her around to face him.
“Get off me Max!” Liz jerked away from him.
“I'm sorry but you need to listen to me!”
“Fine I'm listening...you have one minute!” Liz folded her arms and stood looking any where but at him…
“I am different Liz.”
“Right!”
“Seriously. It was just for privacy…we could go anywhere. You pick a place. But we need to talk.
Liz took a step away and thought about what he said…
“Anywhere?”
Max shook his head yes... “But the sooner the better.” He looked around the parking lot…
“Are we just going to leave them here?”
“Them? Oh, Liz they are not here…now please, pick a place.”
“Then where are they?”
“Liz…this is where the trust me comes in…” Max looked at into her eyes and waited…
After what seemed to him forever, she headed towards the jeep…
“Just drive…I’ll tell you when to turn.”
Max did what was told and started the jeep…when they stopped again; they were at Maria’s house…
Liz reached behind the gnome and found the spare key…
“Whose house is this Liz?” Max whispered
“Maria’s...and you don’t have to whisper…no one is here. Her Mom is out of town till Wednesday. I figured this would be okay…” She walked in and headed for the cell phone
by the couch…
”Plus I’m by a phone…so if you think you have me…you don’t!”
Max smiled at her…”Okay…can I sit down?”
“Yes…but where I can see you…in the chair.”
Max followed her instructions and sat down…he leaned his head back and took a deep breath…he had no ideal where to start this.
Liz reached for the lamp to turn it on but Max stopped her…
‘No! Don’t turn it on…please!”
Liz froze...and looked back at him…
“Why?..”
“When Max didn’t reply…she too leaned back on the couch…
“Max your scaring me here… Now I want to know what is going on. And where is Maria? Is she with Michael…is he like safe for her to be with?”
“Let me say Liz…I'm sorry for getting you two into this…you just seemed like someone I’d like to get to know…even if it would only be a few days…”
“Max that’s all fine...what about Maria!”
“I just wanted to say this to you now…cause after I tell you everything…the chances are slim you will believe me…or anything I say from them on.”
Max leaned towards her a little…”I think you are special Liz…and under other circumstances I would love to get to know you…in every way!” Max meet her eyes and Liz blushed in the dark…
“Max…?”
“I know…but remember my words in the next few minutes…” Max stood up and went to the window and peeked out…
“What I'm about to say is going to sound insane…and I tell you…I haven’t ever told any one this so...this is all new to me …how to put it…so bare with me!” He walked back over and sat down…this time next to her.
“Michael and I are a part of a team…we travel around and check on stories...and acuminate items from time to time…”
“What kind of items?”
“Well…special items…you may be interested in this part…being into science and all.”
Liz sat watching him cautiously…
“Okay…maybe not! Okay we aren’t really from around here…in fact…we aren’t even from this solar system…” Liz jumped up...knocking over the lamp and falling to the floor…trying to get away. Max tried to help her but she screamed…
“God Liz…okay…Stop! I wont hurt you…” But Liz ran to the door and headed for her car…once inside she locked the doors and tried to start it…

Elsewhere…
This time Michael woke with two men grabbing him and dragging him to his feet…
“Get up scum! He’s ready for you”
Michael tried to use his powers but nothing happened…the guard laughed...enjoying his own power over Michael.
“Well your not so hot now…are you?” As he hit him in the stomach…Michael doubled over in pain as the other guard grabbed him by the hair and pulled his head back…
“Now, who’s in charge?” They laughed as they continued through the hall…and into a room…there strapped to a table was Maria…her lip was swollen and her wrists were covered in gauze, with spots of blood penetrating through. She had a sheet covering her naked body and her eyes were closed…
Michael took a deep breath…he knew he had to stay clam…Maria’s life depended on it!
They proceeded to strap him in a chair, after he unsuccessfully fought them off…
He took in the surroundings quickly after they left…then turned his attention on Maria.
“Maria? Can you hear me?”
“She cant hear you...Michael isn’t it?’
A woman approached him…”We had to sedate her…she”
“Sedate her with what? What did you give her…? She isn’t one of us you bitch!”
“Really…”
“Really! I don’t even know her…she plays no part in this.”
“I find that hard to believe…she fought us bravely.”
“What did you do?” Michael pulled against the restraints…
”What we had to do!” She yelled at him…”Now see…you made me mad….” She calmly said as she took cleaning breaths to calm herself…
“That isn’t a good thing to do…Your friend kept fighting us…every time the probe went in she would move…causing bleeding.”
Michael yelled like an animal as the woman laughed…
“Just meet her ha? Funny...that was the same reaction she had…. amazing isn’t it how two people who doesn’t know each other...cares about each other like that…I mean the whole time the probe was going in her all she yelled was your name.”
The woman moved in front of him and watched his reaction…Michael looked at her with hate…
“Oh so now you hate me…” She reached out and ripped his shirt off…”I think I’ll have some fun.” She ran her hand over his chest and headed towards his zipper...when a voice sounded from somewhere…she stopped in her tracks and ran for the door…
“I’ll be back.”
Suddenly the table that Maria was on righted it’s self…and the metal bracelets snapped off…within moments Maria stirred…Michael’s heart raced…
“Maria…Wake up! Maria!”
Maria slowly opened her eyes but as the pain hit her she curled up into a ball on the table crying…
Michael hung his head…then with everything in him he yelled…
”You filthy Pricks!”
Maria looked over where the yell came from….
”Michael?” she whispered…”Oh god…it’s you!”
She slid off the table and onto the floor…
“Maria…don’t try to move…”
She looked up at him…and there eyes met…slowly she crawled to him as a trail of blood was left behind…she reached him finally and pulled herself up…
“I knew you would come for me…I knew you wouldn’t leave me here.”
Michael just wanted to hold her…she was shaking all over! Just then the wrist restraints came off him and he was free…he didn’t waste any time but took her in his arms...she held on to him tightly while he made his way back over to the table…
“Its okay…I’m here.” He spoke quietly to her…when she saw where he was going to place her she moaned no! He decided on the corner, on the floor. He went and got the sheet and covered her before pulling her on his lap…just about then she passed out.
He knew they weren’t allowing this from the kindness of there heart...so he waited for there next move... knowing it would come soon.

****Chapter 9
Max watched as Liz drove away…his heart was heavy with sadness and at the same time he was concerned. He felt something with her…was he that wrong…he sat down and held his head in his hands as he concentrated on her…flashes came to him like pictures in a scrape book…Liz young as a child…laughing swinging in a park…and another with her looking out her bedroom window singing a song…suddenly Max is back and has a idea.
* Represents Liz thinking to herself
After several tries Liz finally got the car to start…her heart was beating a mile an hour…all she wanted to do was get as far away as she could…*Alien…right…and to think I was with him alone…God Liz what were you thinking…well I know what I was thinking...he is gorgeous and well …but no Liz...he is crazy*.she turned down on Potter Lane and pulled over…* Maybe he was just joking…he was calling me when I ran out like some scardie cat…he’s probley setting back there laughing at me right now…but…what if he isn’t…I mean what if he really is…God I sure can pick them…Just about then she felt a warmth surround her…she looked around and suddenly a glowing ball emerged through her window and stopped in front of her…it looked like a star floating…before she could react it began producing a melody…”Twinkle Twinkle
Little Star” played as it continued to glow. Liz sat not knowing what to do…when it finished…it just famished right before her eyes…
“Oh my God!” Liz started the car back up and took off...but when she reached the end of the street …she once again stopped.*Liz…you are nothing if not a scientist….this could be interesting…imagine all the questions you could ask him…And besides all that…Where is Maria?* Liz made a uie and headed back…


Max watched as she pulled back up…his heart did a jump start…it worked!
Liz jumped out and ran in the house on a mission.
“Okay …where is Maria….and don’t give me no crap….cause I will not hesitate to let everyone know…like everything….so where is she?”
“I don’t know yet.”
“You don’t know?”
“Well I will soon…” Max spoke slowly…he knew she was still in shock…
“The call that I made earlier…that was like a 911 call….
Liz shook her head…”Okay, so now what?”
“We wait.”
Liz sat down on the sofa….”For what?”
“Well Michael has a tracking device in him…so they will be able to locate his wear about.”
“Is he dangerous?” Liz rubbed her eyes…before looking up at him.
“Michael?”
“Yes! Michael…I mean he has her…is he dangerous?”
Max shifted his weight and put his hands in his pockets…
“Umm Liz, Michael doesn’t have her.”
Liz closed her eyes and shook her head…”What are you talking about…they were together and now there gone…so…”
Max knelt down in front of her…but Liz leaned back away from him in defense… Max hung his head knowing she feared him.
“Liz…I’m afraid it’s worst than that…they were captured...no doubt by alien hunters…”
“What? Captured…like kidnapped? Alien hunters? Oh my God…they think Maria is….” She stopped and looked at Max as he shook his head yes…
Liz closed her eyes as tears ran down her face…”What will they do to her? I can’t believe this is happening.”
”I’m sorry Liz…we didn’t mean for this to happen.”
Silence grew between them…
“So…how long have you been like here…?”
“All my life just about…I mean as far back as I can remember…since the age 6…before that…who knows.”
“So you don’t remember how you got here?”
“Well we came out of theses incubation chambers…it’s a long story.” Max sat back in a chair…all I wanted was some fun…he thought!
“Liz…I know this is a lot on you….”
Liz bit her lip and looked down….”These Alien hunters…what do they want with them…well besides the obvious…I mean once they figure out she isn’t…one of you…will they let her go?”
“I’m sorry Liz, but probley not…she knows too much.”
Liz looked away as tears ran down her face…Max got up and chanced going to her…he slowly reached out to touch her…as Liz started to lean away…
“Liz I would never hurt you…”
Liz crumbled at his words…as he took her in his arms and she let him…

Michael looked down at the young girl in his arms…and cursed himself…he knew this was all his fault…it all boiled down to what he was…it was always with him…and always will be…now she is involved. He gently laid her down on the floor and stood up…he had to get her out of his mind and start thinking of escape…Michael walked the perimeter…then did a search for weapons of the room…checking the walls for hidden devices or cameras…finding nothing he walked back to Maria…who was still out. Michael found every time he looked at her he lost all sense…and in the circumstances they were currently in that wasn’t good…He ran his hand through his hair and took a deep breath…thinking about how long they have been there he determined that within an hour…things should get quite busy…
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****Chapter 10
“What time did the call come in?”
“Around an hour ago…!”
“And how long before that was he taken?”
“I’m not for sure…not long.”
“No good…! Okay I have a lock on him…who is in sector seven today?”
“K!”
The woman dialed up the number and waited…”Yes…we have a pickup…Im sending you the data now…” Dial tone!
“Now we wait!” She said as she looked into her partners eyes…

Michael paced back in forth in front of Maria…she had been out for quite awhile now…
He didn’t want to even think about what all they did to her…his hand clinched into a fist…to have five minutes with them alone…
Suddenly the door opened and a man came in carrying a tray with food on it…
He slammed it down and started to walk away but stopped….
”Just give me a reason freak!” the man cocked his gun and continued out the door…
Michael walked over to the food and looked back at Maria…no way was he feeding this to her…it looked like crap…and smelt even worst…not to mention they probley spit in it!
He turned to hear Maria stirring, and went to her side…
“Miiicchael…” Maria whispered…
“I’m here…just stay still…your hurt…” He wanted to touch her but knew better…he had to stay focused…
“Where are we?. .They hurt me Michael..” Maria started to cry softly…
He looked away…trying to control his anger…”They never will again!”
She reached out to touch him but he stood up…Maria glanced up at him in question…
as he turned away. She started crying softly as she curled up in a ball on the floor. Michael ran his hand through his hair in exasperation…this was all his fault…and touching her and feeling the things she triggers would only put her in more jeopardy…he had to do this…no matter how much it hurt her…and him…when they got out…he would see to it they would never be together again!
Suddenly outside in the hall there was a commotion and gun fire…alarms went off through out the building…Michael braced his self for what was to come …

“So we just like wait here...?”Liz and Max had been setting in silence for almost an hour…after he held her and she calmed down...she pulled away. The moment she did she regretted the move…but it was too late. Now she sat on the couch as he stood by the window watching out…
“I know…it’s the waiting that always kills me too…” he smiled across at her…hoping to lighten the mood…
“So you have been through this before?”
Max shook his head yes…but didn’t give any details.
Liz was hoping he’d like fill her in but …
“So how long have you been on the run?” She tried again…
Max knew what she wanted…but for her safety he couldn’t supply that…
“A while…Liz I know what you want to know.”
“Liz looked away…”You can’t blame me for wondering Max…I mean you two come into our lives out of no where…I think I deserve some answers…and God Maria is out there some where going through who knows what…not to mention…our parents! God what am I going to tell them…? “
“Liz? Liz? I’m sorry…. don’t you see...it’s for your protection that I’m not telling you more…they could come after you…”Max’s voice wavers…”And I couldn’t stand that…to think of you…”
Liz watched his face as he turned away from her…”So they are hurting her…?”
“Maybe…I don’t know…” Max sounded so tired…
Liz stood up and walked to him putting her hand on his arm. “Have they ever hurt you Max?”
He shook his head yes…as she fell into his arms and let him hold her close…

The door to the room opened with a bang, as Michael stood ready to defend them if necessary when a familiar face appeared…
“Did you call a cab?” Kyle stood …gun in hand before Michael, grinning from ear to ear…
Michael let out the breath he held and turned to Maria. He wrapped the sheet around her and gently picked her up. Kyle looked at her briefly before checking the hall…he gave the signal and they headed down the way…in the distance they continued to hear gunfire as they preceded untouched out the door to a waiting car.
“Who is the chick?”
“A friend!” Michael continued holding her to him …Maria succumbed to the pain and passed back out…”We need to get to the place…she needs help.”
Gotcha!” Kyle reached in his pocket and pulled out a cell…
“We are in route with package and greeting card! Need some refreshments!” he hung up and looked out the window for the rest of the ride…there was no need for small talk…they had been there before…they get caught…he saves them! That’s how it plays…and that was fine with him…he owed them much more than that!

Max gently pulled away from Liz to answer his cell…
“The package is safe…” Dial tone…
Max turned back to Liz…”They are safe!” Liz flew into his arms and hugged him…before she realized it…Max leaned down and softly kissed her lips…knowing this isn’t the time he was shocked as Liz continued the kiss opening her mouth inviting him to go deeper, which he did.
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Chapter 12
The car stopped outside a dark building…they had been driving for hours. Maria had gone in and out of consciousness throughout the trip…waiting for them was an emergency crew that took her from Michael and whisked her away…
“So...you hungry?” Kyle slapped him on the back?
Michael ‘s eyes were still on the gurney that held Maria…as he walked away.
“Well maybe not…who is she anyway?” Kyle followed Michael into the building
“A friend.”
“You said that before…what is her name…where did you meet her…in there?”
They stopped outside the examining room …Michael leaned against the doorframe watching them work on her…oblivious to Kyle and his questions.
After a few minutes Michael turned back to him…
” Where is she?”
Knowing whom he spoke of...he hesitated...
“At the center.”
Michael headed towards the elevator…he knew who he needed and he wasn’t here…yet!

Liz stirred on the couch…forgetting where she was at first…when she felt Max next to her…his arm was wrapped around her waist protectively and his other hand was cupping her breast…her eyes grew big at the thought of last night and what all happen…gently not to wake him…she scooted off the couch and headed up stairs with Max watching her go. He sat up on the side of the couch and slipped his shoes on…he could feel her pulling away from him…*God Max…what did you do? * Max didn’t know his next move…he had to think…
Liz stood in the shower letting the water run down her body…her tears ran as free …as sobs racked her body…she was in love with an Alien.
Max stood outside the door listening to her…he was torn between leaving and never looking back…and taking the next step and going to her…he knew if it was horn dog
Michael he would already have taken advantage of her and moved on…that was a big difference between them…Michael loved his woman…Max on the other hand never had before…he always felt out there somewhere was the one…or at least he had hoped…he started removing his clothes…he knew he could stop looking as of right now…

Michael walked into a huge room filled with various machines and computers centers all going at full speed…several people sat inputting data and talking on the phone, but Michael headed over to one person particular…
“So I’m here “ Michael stood with his arms cross looking at her…
“And it’s about time!” Isabel turned to smile at him…”Come here…don’t just stand there.”
She headed to him as he opened his arms for a hug…pulling back eventually and looking him over…”Okay…so what happened?”
Michael let go and walked over to a setting area and plopped down on the couch…
Alex and Isabel sat across from him…when he didn’t continue they looked at each other and sat back…
and waited....

Max quietly opened the door to the bathroom and slipped in…he took a deep breath and climbed in the shower behind Liz…who turned around in shock!
“Oh my God…Max... what are you doing?”
Max stopped and wondered if he made a mistake…
“Liz…I’m sorry if I upset you last night…if I did anything to…” Liz stood on her tip toes and kissed him quiet…
Max instantly picked her up as she wrapped her legs around him…she could feel him hard against her …and had an need she never felt before to go further…this was so unlike her…Liz felt if he let go of her now…she would truly die.
He held her to him…kissing her neck and traveling down to her breasts…as he ran his hands down to her ass holding her closer…Max felt her pull him to her…but he needed no persuasion as she nibbled on his chest and only sparked his desire more…his breathing was coming hard …he knew he should stop and give her a chance to change her mind…but she felt so good next to him…he was afraid reality would crash down and end this wonderful dream. But to his surprise Liz wasn’t about to stop…in fact she reached down and to his shock wrapped her hand around his rod…Max took a quick breath in as she gently worked it…she was amazing herself with her forwardness…never had she done anything like this before…Max knew he couldn’t take much more of her loving him like that…he pulled away from her and looked into her eyes…her lips were swollen from there kissing and she never looked more beautiful to him…
"Liz …” He reached down and removed her hand…”I cant take much more of that…” He whispered as he smiled at her…”As wonderful as it is…” He gently kissed her lips…
“If we continue…it could get complicated…”
Liz bit her lip and smiled at him…”Well who said life wouldn’t be complicated from time to time…”
Max smiled…”I think we have showered enough…” he said huskily to her…Liz smiled and agreed as he carried her out to Maria’s bed…and gently laid her down.
“Liz before we go any further…I want you to know…I’ve never done this before…and I think you haven’t either…so I want to make sure this is what you want…I don’t want you to regret a moment …”
“Max I have never been more sure of anything...as I’ am of being with you…there’s only one question”…Liz bit her lip…”Is this safe?”
Max smiled…”Well Michael hasn’t had anyone turn into anything yet.”
Liz smiled…”Well that’s good…”
Max got up and went to his pants pocket and pulled out a condom…Liz took this time to admire his body…and blushed as he caught her.
“A gift from Michael…” he smiled as he leaned back down over her…
Liz laughed, “Remind me to thank Michael…”
“Seriously Liz…this is something you only give up once…are you sure?”
Liz didn’t think twice…she knew this was right…”Yes…I want you to make love to me Max…and don’t stop till I’m yours.”
“Liz Parker...you’re already mine!” Max leaned down and ran his finger across her lips… before kissing her deeply.
Liz never felt so loved….
He rolled over so she was on top of him… he wanted to view her body from below…he had dreamed about this…she was so beautiful…small and fragile…and all his…he ran his hands down her sides and got her in the right place…
“Liz I want you to be able to control how this goes…so when you are ready…put it in…” He smiled and looked away …
Liz smiled and held back a laugh…she didn’t know A lot but she knew this isn’t the way it should go…
She leaned down on his chest and ran her tongue across his lips …working her way down to his nipples…taking each one in her mouth and sucking on them…
Max never felt anything like it…he moved his legs across the covers trying to keep it together…as she continued down his body till she was at his rod…he looked down just as she licked her lips…he knew what she planned and braced his self for the first touch of a woman on him…Her mouth was like satin as she took it …she closed her eyes and moaned softly as she worked on it…sucking...then licking the tip…his moans of pleasure just intensified her need to please him…as she tasted the drops that snuck out…she suddenly wanted more…no she had to have more… Max moaned out her name as she fastidiously worked it with her mouth…Max reached down and grabbed her head and pushed it into him…instinctively…Liz liked it and kept working it harder this time…Max called out as if in pain and she was there…she took it all and continued to suck till he begged her to stop.
***Take a deep breath...ok now else where...lol

Michael ran his hand through his hair as they continued to wait…he didn’t want to really tell them how it happened…he knew he would get an ear full from Isabel…
“Michael…we’re waiting!”
He rolled his eyes and looked away…
“Okay it’s like this…we went to the town and found the item…”
”Okay…then what went wrong?”
“Well…we kinda met some girls.” He whispered under his breath.
Isabel’s eyes became slits as she sat back and gave him a look…
“Girls?”
Michael just shook his head yes…
“So I suppose the one in the examining room is one of them?”
“She was with me when they grabbed me up…so they took her too…Look….I tried to tell them she wasn’t one of us…but they didn’t listen.”
Isabel continued to stare him down…
“Didn’t listen…well I wonder why not!” she yelled as she headed to the room they held Maria…
She stopped next to a woman who was deep in thought…looking over a clipboard…
“How is she Anne?”
“Not good…she will live but there will be complications…that’s for sure.”
Isabel closed her eyes…she knew all about those complications…
“Has she awoken yet?”
“No…we have her sedated…”
Isabel turned around to Michael…who stood leaning against the door…staring into the room at Maria…she watched his face…was that really concern? Softening…she walked over to him…
“The doctor said she would sleep for a while…why don’t we go get something to eat and talk some more…?” She took his arm and tried to pull him away…
“No…I need to be here.”
“Michael? She is in good hands…anyway they will let us know if anything happens.”
Michael shrugged her off…”Nothing is going to happen…I’m staying!” He yelled!
Isabel took a step back…looking at this stranger before her…where is the self-centered always out of control at all times…man she knew and loved.
He turned back towards the room and closed his eyes…this was his entire fault…it always is. Suddenly he remembered he needed to place a call…and headed down the hall…with Isabel close behind…
"Michael….who are you calling?”
“Someone who can do something.” He punched in the number and waited…
“Hello?’
“Where’s Max?”
“Who is this? Hold on…here it’s for you…” Liz mumbled handing Him the phone before cuddling back down…
“Yeah? It’s me!” Max rubbed his eyes and sat up next to Liz…
“Max…we need you.”
“We need you?” Max was confused…
“I need you!” He practically yelled into the phone…then softened…” Like right now.” He whispered…
“Michael where are you…and how is Maria?”
Liz heard him mention Maria and was instantly awake
“I’m at the center…so you need to get going…it’s not good Max…”
“I’m coming…were coming.” He looked down at Liz…who was waiting for the news she knew was coming…
“Michael…you cant just pull him off like that…”
Michael turned and gave her a right…look.
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Chapter 13
Liz and Max were dressed and out the door in record time…
“What did he say…is she okay?” Liz asked again
Max reached across the seat and held her hand…”He only said he needs me…”
“How would he need you Max…I don’t understand…like for fighting…or…”
“I kinda have a special power…sometimes I can heal people…or at least help them…”
Liz sat taking that one in…”Really?…” She looked out the window not knowing what to say.
Max looked over at her…waiting for some reply…but only getting silence…
“Liz are you okay…?”
“Yeah…it’s just a lot to take in Max…I mean think about it…one day im just a small town girl…the next im driving down the street with…” Liz looked away…
“An alien…. you can say it…I know Liz what I’ am…believe me…everyday of my life I’m reminded one way or another…"
Liz looked over in the dark at his profile…so strong and sad at the same time…she thought about what his life must have been like…being from somewhere else…not really belonging here…suddenly her little life wasn’t so bad…she placed her hand on his leg and he turned to glance at her, then back at the road…
“I don’t want your pity…”
“I don’t pity you Max…but I cant help but think about your life and how different things were for you…Maria and I spend our days…complaining and bored…and here you and Michael are out here fighting these people who are trying to kill you…and recover your items to go home…”
“Yeah but see up to now it’s just been our war…now we have involved you and Maria…something we both agreed never to do…”
“So like no one else knows…like you guys have never…”
Max interrupted…”No One…ever! ..And if it wasn’t for Maria and Michael being grabbed up…”
“You would have never told either of us…” She finished…
“You have to understand Liz….it would have been for your safty…”
“Yeah Max but that also means you would have like just left…you know…and I would have never seen you again…how good would that had been for me…” She kinda stuttered the last part…getting emotional…
He clasped her hand again and brought it to his lips…”I don’t know…but now your mine..” he kissed it gently before placing it down still holding it as he drove the rest of the way…in silence…
A while later they pulled up to a fenced in area…Max punched in some numbers in a control panel on the post and the door opened…they continued through heading towards a small building in the middle of no where…
“Where are we Max.?” Liz asked as she got out and headed over to his side…
“You’ll see…comon…in here…” Once again another box and more numbers…and they were in…to her surprise inside was only an elevator…Max walked up to it as it opened…
”Going Down? He joked…
Liz rolled her eyes and stepped in with him…
She could tell they were going down fast….
”Either this thing is slow…or we are going to China…”She looked up at him but he made no reply…he slipped his arm around her and pulled her close…
“When we get there…I’m probley going to be busy for a while…I won’t mean to ignore you. if I do…just kick me okay…”He smiled down at her…
”Just try to…”She teased back…Max leaned down and slowly kissed her lips…all the while…running his hands down her back…her mouth opened to meet his tongue just as the doors opened…
“Great another one…why don’t we put an ad in the paper and have a freaking open house!” Isabel went off at the sight of them embraced…
Michael stepped around her and greeted Max…
“It’s about time…this way…!” Max followed him with Liz close behind…
“So whats going on Michael….what happened?” Max wanted answers but Michael had only one thing on his mind…
“Not now…!” They walked in the room Maria was in…Liz immediately went to her
Friend…
”Oh My god…Maria…? Max….!!” Max held her shoulders…
“Now Michael…what all happened…?”
Just about then the doctor stormed in…”What the hell is going on here…? Oh it’s you…here to save the world…I see!” She looked disgusted as she slammed her clipboard down on the table…
Isabel followed close behind…”Okay guys…let’s all remember we are on the same team here…we all want what is best for her…”
“Michael what all happened…once again!” Max asked ignoring the doctor and her stares…
He looked between everyone and back at Max…”We were captured and separated for a period of time…during which they probed her…” Max closed his eyes and then opened them to meet his…
“How much?”
“I don’t know…some…maybe a lot…”
“How much blood loss…”
“A liter maybe more…”
“Okay stop right here…she is my patient and no one is going to do anything to her…”
Isabel stepped up…”No one is saying about doing anything…but we have to keep all options open…including…Max’s skill…so let’s just step in the other room…and discuss this away from the patient…shall we?”
Everybody agreed and headed in the small room off to the side…after everyone was seated…Isabel turned to the doctor…
“Please tell us the extension of her injuries…and how you are treating them…
“Okay…well I’m giving her masses of antibiotics…she has several contusions…mostly internal…we went in and stopped the bleeding…but the damage was severe…she will no dought have long standing pain...and children are out of the question…”
Liz sat with tears running down her face…listening…but not listening…!
Michael stood up and punched the wall…leaving a hole in it… holding his hand in pain afterwards…Max walked over placing his hand over the wound…as he talked to them…
“I would like to try and see for myself just what I may be able to do for her…I don’t make any promises…there may be too much damaged…but at least I can try…”He healed Michael’s hand as Liz sat watching…she had to get out of there…she got up and hastily left…
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Chapter 14
Max watched Liz leave and knew she witnessed what he did to help Michael’s hand…if she was going to be a part of his life...then he knew she had to see for herself…everything….
Isabel started to go after Liz…but Max stopped her…He turned to the doctor…he knew she was skeptical of him…always was…even in the past when he has helped she never once was glad…or if she was …never showed it…
“I need to go to her and see...time is important…you already helped her a lot…maybe between the two of us…we can get her back…”
“No! I wont have you around her…you could make things worst…or even????”
“Look I’m here for a reason...I don’t know why and to tell you the truth…it’s no picnic being like this…but if there is a chance...then we need to take it…”
Michael stood up and got in the doctors face….”I’ve heard all I need to here…were doing it! Now!”
Isabel looked between them…she knew better than to stop Michael...hopefully the doctor did too…
Michael headed out the door as the doctor started yelling…He turned back toward her sharply…
“Don’t fuck with me!!! Look I have had a really bad day today…” He walked towards her…”You could even say…I’m in shock…don’t you think…so really I wouldn’t be responsible for my actions…you know what I mean…” He looked her in the eye…as she backed away…
“So if I was you…Id set my ass somewhere out of the way…and shut the hell up…!”
Max was already heading down the hall…knowing Michael had the doctor in control…sure enough…just like he thought…Liz stood by the bed holding Maria’s limp hand…and whispering to her….
“Maria I’m so sorry…I didn’t know what I was getting you into….I love you and you have to come back to me…I’m scared here without you…Please…come back…”
Max quietly joined her…”That makes two of us…Maria…”
“No that makes four of us…” Isabel added…
Michael walked in the room with her…
“Okay Max…let’s do this…”
“Okay…so I need everyone to not touch the bed…I need only me and Maria to connect…if after a few minutes you see I’m struggling…touch my arm and Ill know to come back…but give me at least five minutes…”
Everyone agreed…Max turned to Liz…”I’m going to do my best Liz…but you need to be prepared…even if it goes well she may not wake up…”
Liz looked down at Maria…”I understand…just try Max really hard…she is so important to me…like everything...my best friend…”
“I understand…and I will …” He pulled her to him in front of everyone…Isabel’s eyes about bulged out…she never saw Max with a girl…ever…and they looked so intimate...this for some reason didn’t set right with her…what was going on between theses two and how far had it gone…?”
Michael stood over by the door…he glanced at the bed…what if he couldn’t…what if she…Michael closed his eyes and took a deep breath…so this is what it’s like…
“Okay…here we go…” Max stepped up to the bed and placed his hands on her abdomen… slowly he took deep breaths…a tingling feeling flowed through his arms and into his hands…and he was there…first he located Maria’s conscious…allowing him to help…this was important he found due to the patients state of mind weather or not they will fight to live…. He never spoke to them...it was more like telepathy…he felt her strength increase and continued…slowly he entered her pelvis…exploring where the doctor was …but going deeper...into the molecular structure of her body…. he increased the surge…till he was at his peak…then he was back!
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Chapter 15
Max leaned against the bed as he took deep breaths…he did all he could…now it was up to her…he stood up and faced everyone…
“Now…we wait…” he whispered…Max walked slowly towards the door…but faltered…Isabel caught him and held him up…helping him out of the room…followed by Liz…at a distance behind them…who was this girl…and more than that…who was she to Max? Isabel helped him into a room and laid him down on a twin size bed…she gently smoothed his hair back from his eyes…as he closed them…Liz slowly backed out of the room…Isabel watched her go…
Several hours later…Liz still sat watch at Maria’s bedside…watching for any little sign she was still with them…one of the nurses came in and said earlier that her color looked better…but Liz felt she just said that to help her…because to Liz…Maria still looked like a ghost…Michael came and went…but was never far…the short time that Michael and Maria were together…was a life time to others…Liz knew Michael felt things for Maria...she just wondered if he had realized yet it was love…for the looks he gave her….there could be nothing else…Liz glanced towards the door…still no Max…and No Isabel…she tried not to think about just what was going on in that small room…she decided then…Maria was her fist priority…the hell with Max…she would get Maria better then leave there world behind…and Max!

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Chapter 16
Michael knocked on the door…then went in…
“Max?”
Max rolled over then sat up in a hurry…looking around at his surroundings…
“It’s just me man…you okay?”
“Yeah…I just forgot where I was for a second…how is Maria?”
“No change…Liz is with her.”
“Oh God…Liz…is she okay?’
“Best as she can be…with her best friend about…”
Max looked at Michael struggling for the words…
“Michael only time will tell…” He got up and stood by him…Maria got to him…it was all over his face…concern…worry…he was hurting…
“Michael…she has made it this far…she is strong…”
“I know …this is all new for me…feeling these things…”
Max shook his head…”Tell me about it…up to now…it was just us and staying alive…but with them…it’s the reason to stay to alive…now I have something to think about as far as my tomorrows…now I have someone that if I died today…would miss me…and from the way you are acting…”
“Yeah…me too…the only difference is Liz knows how you feel…Maria and I never even had a chance…before…”
“Well …let’s go see how she is doing and think about what we can do next…we still have the object…and they aren’t going to be happy you two escaped…”
“I know…I’ve been thinking about that already…and I have a plan…let me tell you about it and see what you think…”

Maria continued to lie lifeless…as Liz looked on…only the machine gave testimony she was still with them…and the constant beep…was driving her crazy…although if it stopped…she would have fainted…okay Liz…you cant have it both ways…she thought…just then a young man with a nice smile came in …
“Hi…I’m Alex.”
Liz couldn’t help but smile back…”Hi…I’m Liz…”
“I know…I’ve heard a lot about you…how is she?”
Liz turned back to Maria…”No change…”
“I know this is hard on you…but you must rest…maybe something to eat…perhaps a burger and a malt….I make great malts…and we have a full kitchen down the hall…”
“I really couldn’t eat…and I can’t leave her…”
“The nurse with get us right away…and you can even bring it back here…maybe just a stretch…potty break…?” he smiled and she smiled back kinda embarrassed…
she did have to go…
“Okay…sounds good…” She stood up…
“Good...I’ll start cooking and you just take your time in there…” he pointed to a door …
I’ll also let them know where we will be in case she wakes when we are gone…
Liz went in and closed the door…she was so tired…it didn’t hit her till she stood up…she splashed cool water on her face and patted it dry…looking in the mirror…she felt so much older than then her 17 years…what a difference a day can make in someone’s life she thought…she then hurried to finish, not wanting to leave her for very long…
True to his word…Alex stood behind the stove flipping burgers as she walked in…it smelt wonderful…she was hungry after all…
“There you are…so what do you like on yours…?”
“Everything!”
“One through the garden…cool...me too…” He smiled as he flipped then again…
“So tell me about Liz…”
She looked around and smiled…”Not much to tell really…”
“How did you get here…I mean how did you meet the guys…?”
“Oh…well we met in a pizza parlor…Max asked me out and so Maria and Michael came too…I had to like talk her into it even….” She looked sad up at him…”So really this is my fault…her being here…”
Alex shook his head…”No Liz it’s not …it’s the powers at be…”
“Powers at be?” She questioned….
“Yeah…fate…and of course a little help with the resistance…they show there evil head from time to time…but hey…that’s why I’m here you know?’
Now it was Liz’s turn to shake her head…”No I’m sorry I don’t know…what do you do here?”
Alex placed the burgers on the buns…”Oh I didn’t say did I…sorry…I’m in charge of all communications between the visitors…throughout the world…”
Liz sat with her mouth kinda open…he ran his hand past her eyes …
“Okay… Just wanted to make sure you were still with me…” he laughed…he finished doctoring the burgers as he continued…”You see….I get all incoming messages and translate them through the proper channels…like when Max called in the code…I contacted sector seven...and in return a rescue squad was sent out…”
Liz sat thinking about this…”Okay so how did you know…where to find them…Max said there was like a tracking device in Michael…is that right?’
Alex shook his head yes…and looked at her…but didn’t continue…
“Was that like a secret…?” She notice the change in him instantly…
He avoided her eyes…”For Max to share that with you…well it just shows me he cares a great deal for you and you won his trust…not too many people is on his trust list…you should be honored…seriously…he doesn’t reveal easily…believe me…once…”
“Hey …where is mine?” Max walked in interrupting… followed by Michael…
“This is a private party…!” Alex joked back…he reached out for Max’s hand and they briefly hugged…
“So I see you found her…”
“Alex smiled...”Of course a beautiful female is here and Alex doesn’t check it out…comon…” He smiled over at Liz and winked…
“Well …you do realize I can alleviate you at any given moment…right…” he smiled at him as he reached out and took Liz’s hand…
“Don’t remind me…oh my hero…!” Alex looked at Michael…”You okay?”
Michael shook his head yes…”I’m going in with her…Liz…take your time…” He walked back out and headed to Maria…
Alex turned to Max…with a million questions to ask…but seeing him look at Liz he knew now just wasn’t the time…so he slipped away…without even being noticed…
TBC
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Chapter 17
Max could feel the change in Liz…his eyes ran across her face…trying to figure it out…what was going through her wonderful…complex brain…was this it…she had time to think...he had been out for a while… would she stay with him…or did she think he was a freak…he was afraid to ask…by the looks of her…he feared the ladder…
“Are you okay Liz?’ He whispered
She just shook her head…just his voice was enough to make her change her mind…she had to be strong…this was there world...and it almost got Maria killed…they had to go there separate ways…and soon…
Max looked over at the burger getting cold…Alex just left his set also…
“Hey so I see Alex fixed you one of his special burgers…aren’t you going to eat it?”
Liz shook her head no…
“Hey why not…I don’t think he would mind if I ate his…I’m starved…dig in…”
He reached over and pulled the plate with the second burger over to him and sat down next to her…trying to change the feeling in the air...of doom...
“I need to get back to Maria…” She got up to leave...but Max was faster…and turned her to face him.
“Liz? What’s going on? Tell me what your thinking?” Max leaned down close to her…and watched as she backed away from him…his faced crumbled …knowing he lost her…
“Max…this is for the best…I’m sorry...I don’t mean to hurt you…you have been very up front with me…but…this just isn’t going to work out…”Liz’s voice cracked as she spoke
the words…
“Liz? Did something happen while I was out…did someone say something or...frighten you…?”
“No Max...nothing like that…everyone has been very nice…it’s just…I had time to think you know? And we are so different…I mean other than the obvious ways…I need to just take Maria home as soon as I can and concentrate on her…she is an innocent in all of this…and well…she is paying for us…for everything...and it’s just not fair…so….”
“So you’re just going to walk away…and what about Michael? He cares for her…and you know how I feel about you Liz…don’t do this …just give it some time…think about it some more…Maria might…”
“Maria might what…not make it… I know that Max!”
“That’s not what I was going to say...I was going to say…Maria might not want to go back Liz…”
Liz never thought about that…maybe her and Michael did care…who was she to say Maria had to leave…
“But I do Max…”
Max searched her face…”Could you just walk away…and never look back…after we…”
“I need to get back to her…bye Max.” Lax turned and headed back to Maria…just outside the door…she stopped and leaned against it for support…Isabel turned the corner in front of her…and stopped watching her pull it together…
“Liz? Have you seen Max anywhere…?”
Liz stood up straight…”Yeah he is inside…”
“Oh should have known…eating ha? Just wanted to check on him…” Isabel explained smiling down at her…she could tell Liz was upset about something…
“So how is Maria…I glanced in but Michael was with her so I didn’t interrupt…?”
“She is the same…no change so far…”
“I hope everything works out Liz…really I do…”
Liz shook her head and turned to leave…
“Max is a special guy…” Isabel volunteered
Liz turned back around…
“He is not one to open up often…I couldn’t help but notice you two…and how close you were…”
“Isabel before you go any further…you should know…he is yours…I already told him…we don’t belong together…so…you can save it…” Liz turned and walked away...leaving Isabel shocked…and torned about what to do…

Michael held Maria’s hand in between both of his…it was cold and fragile… he leaned down and laid his cheek against it…he was breaking his own rules just doing that…but as he sat there next to her his heart ached with the knowledge that this very well may not work…she very well may not wake up…and then what if she did….he still felt it was for the best to just walk away…let her have a normal life…and be happy with a family of her own one day…he knew his life would never be normal…and he couldn’t put that on her…she deserved so much more than that…she was alive and had spirt….he knew being with him on the run for just a little while would kill that in her….always being afraid…never really sleeping…looking over your shoulder all the time…no friends…just him and Max…no life…and she was so full of life….just the short time they were together he knew…he could spend eternity with her and never grow bored…she was everything he longed for in a woman…not just the beauty…although she was a looker….but her attitude….and her tenacity to see what she wanted and go after it…in this case…it was him….he was rude and insulting and down right mean…and she still came back…Michael sat up and gently touched her cheek…
“Umm” Liz cleared her throat…and he stood up and placed his hands in his pockets embarrassed he was caught
“Sorry…was just getting back…”
“No that’s’ fine…I’m going to be out here..” he started for the door…but she stopped him…
‘Michael…you really care about her don’t you?”
Michael turned around and faced her…. avoiding her eyes….
“It’s okay…I understand….” Liz shook her head…as she walked over to the side of the bed…
“I do…care,…” he whispered…
Liz looked up at him…”How does she feel…do you know?”
He shook his head no…
“This whole thing has been impossible…for you guys it’s your life…your world…but for no bodies like us…this is big…really big…you understand?” She walked over to him as she spoke…
“I told her to stay away Liz….” He added…”But she just kept coming back…”
She shook her head with understanding…”That’s’ Maria alright…. stubborn to the end…”
He glanced to the bed… “Well let’s hope she stay’s that away a little longer…”
“Then what Michael? What happens then?”
“She gets to live…go home and be happy again…”
Liz thought about that…”And you…and her?”
“Over the years…I have seldom gotten what I want…why should it change now?” With that he walked out…leaving her to think about his words and her actions with Max…

TBC

Chapter 18**new 12/1/2001
Thank you all for the feedback..Im sorry it has taken me so long...and I have posted "FlyingWithout Wings" again..so hope you enjoy..take care..Melinda
Isabel walked into the room and felt it immediately..the vibes were everywhere...hurt..confusion..and tramendist...dispair...she took a deep breath and sat down next to Max...
'Hey Max..what's up?" She waited..not knowing which way he was going to go...so
she tried again.."So I just saw Liz...she looked tired...did you two get a chance to talk?"
Max laid his head down on the counter...she felt his pain..and closed her eyes to it...as she placed her arm around his shoulder and leaned her head down by his..."Is there anything I can do Max..?"
After a minute, he sat up..."How do you do it Is?"
"Do what?"
"Stay so..happy..be happy?! I mean I try...I know we are lucky in alot of ways..you know...but I cant help but feel like there something missing for me..someone....missing for me..."
"Until..."
"Yeah..until Liz..."
"And now...what has changed that?' Let me guess...something about that fact that the man she loves..is an Alien..could it be...?..Isabell looked at him in disbelief.."Comon Max..what did you think she was going to do..embrace you and say..gezz hun that's ok...I love aliens and always wanted to meet one...?"
"No..But..!"
"No Max...think for a minute...she is 16...and in a matter of a few days...she has...met a strange man, feel in love and her best friend was kidnapped and is close to perhaps dying...not to mention all the monster movies she has ever seen is now coming true...her family isnt around...and she feels confused and scared and most of all...alone...! So you tell me...how should she be acting Max...? I dont mean to come down on you..but stop thinking about Max...and try and realize...you have messed her whole life up..as of yesterday..it will forever be changed...now weather that will be a good thing is yet to be seen..but for now..it's a mess...!"
Max sat stunned at her speech..and that is the only word that could discribe it...he thought she would hug him and smooth everything out..this was not what he expected..
"WOW...!"
Isabel smiled..."Ok I know that was a mouth full..but you should have seen her Max in the hall...she is about to kill over..but..I gotta tell ya..she is stronger than she looks..."
"So what do you reccommend..Doc?"
"Well..for starters...give her some space...but let her know you are here for her..any questions she has..or just wants to talk you are you are willing...then sat back and wait...if you push her...she will run and never look back...humans have a prenotion of who and what we are Max..you know that...by being hard and pushy it would only inforce that picture..."
"Your right...ok...Ill go tell her now...thanks Is..have I told you lately your incredible..?"
"No..But I already know it..so..."They laughed and he hugged her tight...
"Oh Max..one more thing..."
Max turned to her from the doorway...
"Um some how..she thinks we are a couple..so you might want to clear that one up too...and good luck.." Is hopped of the stole and made a get away out the back door as Max stood staring at the flopping door...
"Great...this should be interesting..." he mumbled to no one....

Liz sat by the still figure in the bed...holding her hand..talking softly to her...as Max walked in...he stood listening to her..explain all the things they would do when she got better...and his heart went out to them both...Isabel was so right...he was thinking all about his loss in the kitchen...nothing about her loss..of time..of perhaps a best friend..of her childhood...! He knew all about the loss of that one...he felt like a hundred..and yet he wasnt much older than she was...
Liz looked up as she spotted him...embarressed...
"They say a person can hear all kinds of things when they are in a coma...you know..?"
She tried to explain...
"Your right..please..I think thats a good thing...really..."There eyes met and she was the first to look away..
"Was there something you wanted Max..?"
"Umm yeah...I just wanted you to know...if you have any questions..about....you know...or just need to ever talk..that Im here...I do realize things are crazy for you..and I just wanted you to know..Im here for you.....Always..."
Liz shock her head.."Ok..thanks..but Im fine really..it's fine.."
"Oh Ok...good..well just in case...and oh one more thing...Isabel...she kinda is under the impression..well I dont know why..but ..."
Out of no where...there was a movement...and a machine went off...Liz sat looking into two beautiful eyes..wide awake...Maria's!
TBC....






*angel*

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posted on 3-Oct-2001 3:46:48 AM
thanks everyone..hope you like the new chapters...let me know.LOL..Melinda


posted on 13-Oct-2001 5:04:29 AM
quote:
AvengingAngelIQ originally wrote:
Please post more parts.

Max And Liz 4 ever!!!

posted on 16-Oct-2001 6:14:50 AM
Thanks for the replys...they mean alot..look for the new chapters after the initial posting....Thanks Melinda*angel*
posted on 28-Nov-2001 1:29:43 AM
Oh your all so sweet..As far as "Flying Without Wings"...with the move and all the problems..it kinda lost interest with everyone..Id post and no one would read it..so I figured no one wanted it any more.....LOL! Should I just repost..and where??Let me know..Id be happy to post where ever you think I should...Love ya..Melinda