posted on 28-Jan-2003 2:24:04 PM
Title: Life
Author: Catie
Email: caitie⊕
Disclaimer: I only own the few characters I made up.
Category: CC.
Rating: PG to PG-13
Summary: This story starts 5 years after “Departure”. Michael stayed, but Max, Tess, and Isabel went to Antar. Tess is not evil, meaning she didn’t kill Alex. Everyone thought Alex had died in that car accident when Max, Tess, and Isabel left, but he turned up a few months later. Read on to find out what happened!
Important Info: On Earth – Michael and Maria got married right after they graduated from high school. They had twins, Lillian and Jake, a year later. Neither went to college. They still live in Roswell. Maria still works at the Crashdown and Michael took over Max’s job at the UFO center. Liz went to North Western University, and Alex went to MIT. They buried themselves in their work so they wouldn’t have to think about Max or Isabel. Neither has dated anyone since Max and Isabel left. They graduated a few months ago and moved back to Roswell to be near their friends. Kyle stayed in Roswell with his dad, who married Amy Deluca 2 years ago. Before Michael and Maria got married they decided to tell Amy about Michael, Max, Isabel, and Tess being aliens. She was a little freaked, but she’s gotten used to it.
On Antar – Jason, Max and Tess’s son, was born a few weeks after they got to Antar. They’ve raised their son together and remained friend, but their relationship ended soon after they arrived. Max just couldn’t stop loving Liz. Isabel misses Alex and still blames herself for what happened because she, Max, and Tess don’t know that he is alive. The war has been hard, but they had all survived until 3 years ago when Tess was killed. At the moment they are winning the war, but it still isn’t over.

Part 1


Maria comes home after her shift at the Crashdown.

“Hey there Spaceboy.”


He gives her a kiss.

Lily and Jake come running in when they hear their mother come home.


“Hi guys. Were you two good for daddy?”


Michael gives them looks.

“Liars. She ended up with chocolate ice cream all over herself and the kitchen, and he splashed water all over the bathroom floor when I was trying to give him a bath.”

“ Michael, they are only 3.”

“ I know. It just makes me glad I’m an alien cause if I wasn’t we’d have one hell of a mess to clean up.”

“We? You mean you’d have one hell of a mess to clean up.”

“Oh really?”

He starts tickling her.

“What do you think now?”

“Hey! Stop it!”

She runs away but he chases her.

“You’ll never catch me!”

“Oh yes I will!”

Lily and Jake laugh at their parents.

“Mommy and daddy are being silly.”

“Yeah, let’s do it too.”

Jake starts chasing Lily around as she runs from him.

“Ah! Daddy, save me!”

Michael gives up trying to catch Maria and goes to help Lily. He picks her up and puts her on his shoulders. She sticks her tongue out at Jake.

“You can’t get me now!”

“Hey! Mommy they’re cheating!”

“Oh really?”

She picks him up and puts him on a chair, then turns around so he can climb on her back.

“Let’s get em!”


Max and Larek are looking over a map of Antar, trying to figure out their next move.

“We’re not doing so well in these areas. We need more troops to back them up.”

“I agree, but we don’t have anymore troops to send.”

Jason comes running in with Isabel not far behind.

“Daddy! Daddy! Look what I found!”

He shows his father a small rock that he found outside.

“That’s very nice Jas, but daddy has to get back to work. Wait, where did you get this?”


“What were you doing outside Jason?! I’ve told you never to go outside! Never!”

Isabel steps in before Max loses his temper.

“Relax Max. He’s fine. He got away from me for a second, but I found him. He didn’t get far.”

“I’m sorry daddy. I didn’t mean to be bad.”

“Oh no Jas, you weren’t bad. It’s okay. No harm done. It’s alright.”

Isabel sees how scared Max is.

“Larek would you take Jas down to his room while I talk to my brother for a minute?”



Larek picks up Jason and takes him to his room.

“So Iz, what do you need to talk about?”

“You’re not gonna lose him Max. Losing Tess was hard on all of us, but you are not going to lose your son.”


Max holds Tess’s limp body in his arms as she dies after being hit by a bomb on the battlefield.

“Hang on Tess. You’re gonna be okay.”

“No Max… I’m not.”

Max tries to heal her, but the damage is too great and he is too weak .

“Max… I’m sorry.”

“You have nothing to be sorry for.”

“I lied… to you. Jason… he’s… human. Completely… human.”


“I mind warped you… to get you to come here. I’m so sorry. I didn’t… I didn’t know what else to do. Our people needed us. I’m sorry.”

“It’s okay. I understand. You don’t have to apologize. You were just doing what you thought you had to. It’s alright.”

“Promise me Max… promise me you’ll protect him.”

“I will. I promise.”

“Tell him… I love him. Tell him… I’ll always be with him. Goodbye Max.”

“Tess? Tess?! Goodbye Tess.”


“He’s human Isabel. If anything happens he won’t be able to protect himself. He’s only 5 years old and he’s stuck in the middle of a war. At any moment Kivar could come in here and take him from me.”


“Don’t you get it Isabel?! He’ll never be safe here as long as this war continues! I promised Tess that I would protect our son but I don’t think I can! You have no idea what it’s like to know that I can’t keep my own son safe!”

“Max, I don’t pretend to understand what it’s like to be in your position, but I do know that it can’t be easy. I also know that you are doing the best you can. You can’t do anymore than that.”

“What if that’s not enough?”

“Max, there is nothing more that you can do. You’ve done everything you can to protect him.”

“Not everything.”





[ edited 2 time(s), last at 17-Feb-2003 9:24:28 PM ]
posted on 30-Jan-2003 2:22:39 PM
Part 2


“What do you mean ‘not everything’?”

“There is one more thing I can do.”


“Send him to earth.”

“Max, it’s too dangerous. Kivar would shoot down the ship. And even if it did get passed him what if it crashes on earth like ours did?”

“That’s why I’m not sending him by ship. We’ve found another way. It’s like a portal. It’s safe. I can send him directly to Roswell. And I want you to go with him.”

“Max, I can’t just leave you here. You’re the reason I came.”

“I can’t send him alone. He doesn’t know anyone there. He knows you. I need you to take care of him.”


“Please! Iz, I promise I’ll come home as soon as this war is over, but until ten I have to stay, you two don’t. Please Isabel. Do this for me.”


“Thank you.”

Later that night Isabel and Jason are ready to go to earth. Max hugs Jason tightly.

“I love you Jas. You know that right?”

“Yeah. I love you too. Why can’t you come with us?”

“Because I have to stay and help our people.”

“Then why can’t I stay with you.”

“It’s too dangerous Jas. I can’t risk losing you. Do you understand?”


He pulls a necklace he made out of his pocket.

“Aunt Isabel helped me make this. I want you to have it. I put that stone I found on it. Uncle Larek said it was good luck. I thought you could use some of that.”

“Thank you. I’ll wear it everyday.”

He puts on the necklace and hugs Jason one last time, then turns to Isabel.

“Thank you for doing this.”

“I had to. I don’t want to see him get hurt either.”

“What are you gonna tell everyone? I mean, everyone who doesn’t know.”

“I have no idea. I’ll think of something. Max, do you think maybe I could… tell mom and dad the truth?”


“Thank you. And don’t worry. I’ll take care of him.”

“I know you will. Say hello to the guys for me.”

“I will. See ya soon Max.”

“See ya.”

“Bye daddy?’

“Bye Jas.”
Larek opens the portal. Isabel picks up Jason and walks through it.



Maria is setting the table while Michael makes dinner. There is a knock at the door.

“Come in.”

Alex comes in.

“Hey Alex.”


As soon as they hear the name Alex the twins come running in.

“Uncle Alex!”

“Hey guys.”

Lily gives him a look.

“Uncle Alex, I’m a girl!”

“I know you are sweetie. I’m sorry.”

“That’s okay.”

He laughs and turns to Maria.

“So, what’s for dinner?”


“Sounds good. Is Liz coming?”

“Yeah. She should be here any minute.”

A few minutes later Liz comes in. In the middle of dinner Jake and Lily start a food fight and their father quickly joins in. By the end of the night everyone is covered in spaghetti sauce.

“Alright, bath time.”

“But mommy…”

“No buts. Bath. Now.”

They very reluctantly follow their mother to the bathtub.

Michael goes over to Alex and Liz.

“You guys okay?”

“Oh yeah. I’m just gonna have to take 100 showers to get the spaghetti sauce out of my hair.”

Michael waves his hand over them and suddenly they are completely clean.

“Wow. Thanks.”

“No problem.”

“Why don’t you just do that to yourself, Maria, and the twins?”

“We’re trying to do things as normal as possible with them, and Maria and I would rather take a shower.”

“Enough said. Well, we better get going.”

“Alright. See ya.”


Alex walks to his car and sees someone across the street, a tall, blond woman carrying a little boy. She looks very familiar.


He thinks for a minute.

“Don’t be stupid Whitman. She’s on another planet, remember?”


Isabel isn’t really sure where to go. She wants to talk to Michael first, but it’s been five years. He probably doesn’t live in the same apartment. He may not even still live in Roswell. All she can do is follow her senses and hope that they lead her to Michael.

“Aunt Isabel, where are we going?”

“We’re trying to find your uncle Michael. Your dad and I told you about him, remember?”

“Yeah, I remember.”


After bathing themselves and the twins Michael and Maria put Jake and Lily to bed and start cleaning up.

“Michael I’m really worried about Alex and Liz. They haven’t dated at all in 5 years. They seem so sad and lonely. I know it’s because of Max and Isabel. I don’t know what to do. I mean, you got over it fine.”

She turns to look at him and realizes that he hasn’t heard a word she said. He is frozen in front of the fridge staring at a picture of him, Max, and Isabel.

“Or not.”


“Michael, have you ever regretted staying here with me?”

“Not even for a second. Come here.”

He takes her to the couch and pulls her onto his lap.

“Maria, I love you. I love being here with you. I do miss Max and Isabel, but I know that if I had gone with them I wouldn’t be as happy as I am right now. I can’t imagine my life without you, Jake and Lily, and I don’t ever want to try.”


She kisses him, then hugs him tightly. Suddenly there is a knock at the door.

“I’ll get it.”

Michael gets up and opens the door. He freezes. Standing in front of him is someone he hasn’t seen in 5 years.

“Hi Michael.



posted on 14-Feb-2003 2:17:50 PM
Sorry about the lack of updates guys! I'm still here! I've just been sick for over a week, but I promise the new part will be up soon! btw- Thanks for all the great replys! Keep it up!
posted on 17-Feb-2003 8:06:12 PM
Again, Sorry about the lack of updates! I was sick for over a week, then I had to deal with double the school work. Thanks for all the great replys! Keep it up! Hope you like this new part!

Part 3


“Yeah. It’s me.”

He doesn’t know what to say. He grabs her and hugs her as tight as he can.

“God I’ve missed you!”

“I’ve missed you too!”

“Where’s Max? He’s not…”

“He’s not dead. He’s still on Antar. The war isn’t over. He couldn’t leave let, but I had to for Jason.”


“Max’s son.”

She looks down at Jason who is standing next to her.

“It’s too dangerous for him up there, so I’m going to take care of him here until Max can come back.”

“But I thought he couldn’t survive here?”

“Tess lied. She just wanted to help our people, so she mind warped Max to make us think we had to go to Antar. Jas is actually human. Completely human.”

“Wow. Well, come in, come in.”


Maria can’t believe that Isabel is back.

“Hey Iz, long time no see.”

‘Tell me about it. How are you?”

“I’m good. You?”

“Okay. Maria, this is Jason, Max’s son.”

“Oh, hello.”


Lily comes into the living room half asleep and crying. Michael goes to her and picks her up.

“What’s wrong baby? Did you have a bad dream?”

She nods her head.

“Oh, it’s okay. Shh. It was just a dream. It’s alright.”

Isabel is surprised.

“You have a daughter.”

“And a son. They’re twins.”

“Wow. So I take it you two are married?”

“Yep. You have a lot to catch up on.”

“So do you.”

Maria can see that Michael and Isabel need to talk.

“Why don’t I put Lily back to bed while you two talk. Jason you look pretty tired too. I could set up a sleeping bag in the kids’ room for you.”

Jason looks at Isabel.

“It’s okay sweetie. Go ahead. I need to talk to Michael for awhile.”

Maria takes Lily from Michael and puts her hand out for Jason. He hesitates at first, but Isabel gives him a reassuring smile, so he takes Maria’s hand and follows her to Lily and Jake’s room.

“Oh Michael, he has gone through so much. So much he never should have gone through. He’s only 5 years old and he’s already been through a brutal war, almost gotten killed multiple times, and lost his mother.”

“Lost his mother? Tess is dead?”

“Yeah. She died 3 years ago in battle.”

“I’m sorry. Were she and Max… together?”

“Not intimately. They were good parents, but Max just couldn’t stop loving Liz.”

“I’m really not surprised. I don’t think Liz has stopped loving him either.”

“How is she?”

“Lonely. She’s still having trouble letting go.”

“How are Kyle and Jim?”

“Not bad. Jim married Miss DeLuca. We told her about us being aliens. I thought she should know since I married her daughter.”

“How are my parents?”

“The first few years were really hard for them. They called me at least 20 times a day asking is I had heard from you. I told them I didn’t know where you were, but they didn’t believe me. About a year after you left I told them the truth. I just couldn’t lie to them anymore. I check on them every now and then. They’re doing okay, but they still miss you. They’ll be so happy to see you.”

“I hope so.”

“Iz, there’s one more thing you should know.”

Maria interrupts him before he can finish.

“Michael, can you help me get this blanket down?”

“Yeah. I’ll be right back Iz.”


Michael goes to his room to help Maria.

Isabel turns when she hears someone come in.

“Hey guys, it’s just me. I left my cell phone here.”

He grabs his phone from the table, then suddenly realizes who is standing in front of him.