posted on 15-Sep-2001 5:39:05 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

Part 1
"Tess, not like that," Max was getting frustrated. "It's step, full turn, step, full turn, leap, leap, jump and down."
"Max, you can't expect me to get this all of this perfect. We are doing 10 dances."
"You've been able to do this all the years before," Max walked up to her.
Max Evans was a twenty five year old choreagrapher and dancer, he was in his house/dance studio with his partner Tess Harding. Tess Harding is a 23 year old dancer who was falling in love with her boss/partner.
"Maxxxxxxx...."
"Tessssssss....." Max glared at her. She glared at him. She ran up to him and hit him over the head with a newspaper.
"Owwwwwwww."
"Baby! You are such a baby, Maxwell Evans."
"You are fired!" Max said kiddingly.
"Yeah right. Where are you going to find another dancer like me? Hmmm? Huh? Huh? You won't ever find a dancer like me."
"That's because everyone is better than you and you suck, that's why I won't find another dancer like you," and with that, Max Evans ran down the studio and up to his bedroom.
"MAX EVANS YOU ARE GOING TO PAY!" Tess screamed on the top of her lungs.

Part 2
Kyle Valenti and Liz Parker are sitting at a Cafe in Roswell, New Mexico. Liz, waiting for Kyle to say something is getting impatient.

"Kyle, you've been telling me about this girl for weeks. What's her name? What's she like?"
"Well, she's drop dead gorgeous, brown hair, brown eyes, she's your age, and her name is........nah, I'm not going to tell you," Kyle laughed as he ate his food.
"Kyle, just tell me."
"I'll tell you when the time is right, okay?"
"Kyle, you've been my best friend forever. I mean after my parents died, I came to live with you, and that was over 15 years ago. We've been best friends for a long time."
"Lizzy, you'll find out when the time is right okay?"
"Fine Kyle. Fine."
They continue to eat when they see their close friends come by.
"Liz, Kyle, hi!"
Liz started coughing. "Michael, Maria, what a surprise."
"Can we sit down?" Maria asked.
"Sure go ahead," Kyle said.
"My god Maria, you and Michael are still together?"
"Incredible isn't it?" Michael replied. "After all, we did fight every other day in high school."
"Maria how long has it been since I last saw you?" Liz said.
"Maybe two years, or even longer. I've missed you Liz, I really have."
"Me too, you too Michael. What are you guys doing now?"
"I'm a emerging singer, and Michael here is an architect."
"Woaw, an architect? Michael you never showed up for any math classes. How'd you get into architecture?" Kyle was puzzled.
"I don't know. I always liked drawing, and you know people dont make much money in art, so I thought architecture would be perfect," Michael explained.
"Liz, are you still dancing?"
"Oh yeah. I'm just trying to find a good company that'll accept me. I really don't want to do ballet, but if I have to then I will. I really just want to do modern dancing. I really want to join the Max Evans Company. I heard Max Evans is one of the greatest dancers and choreagrphers."
"Oh he is. And he's the brother of my friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend."
"Woaw. I didn't even catch that one, but sure okay," Liz smiled and continued eating.
"Hey! Maybe I can set you up a meeting or something."
"Oh my god, could you?" Liz looked up at her long time friend.
"Yeah, I'll call my friend tomorrow," Maria said.
"That would mean the world to me." They got up and have each other a huge hug. Micahel and Kyle looked at each other.
"Women. Can't live with them, can't live without them," they both said at the exact moment.

sofia~





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posted on 16-Sep-2001 1:40:47 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

Part 3

"MAX! GET YOUR BUTT OUT HERE THIS INSTANT!"
"Shutup Tess."
"Grrrrrrr, men, can't live with them and can't live without them," Tess cried out. 'Especially you Max. Only if you knew how much I love you.'
"Ring, ring," rang the phone.
"Hello Max Evans speaking," Max said.
"Hey Max!" a voice said.
"Izzy, what's up? Are you in trouble?" Max asked worridly. Isabel, his sister, normally does not call him unless something's up.
"No, no! Max, I'm getting MARRIED!" she screamed.
"Married? To who?"
"Alex!"
"Whitman?" Max asked surprised.
"Yeah, that's him."
"I never would've thought Isabel. Never!"
"Does this mean you're okay with it?"
"Of course."
"Thanks Max. I love you, but I gotta go. Bye."
"Bye Isabel."
Max hangs the phone and comes out of his room. He goes down into the studio and starts practicing again with Tess.
"Remember Tess it's step, full turn, step, full turn, leap, leap,jump and down."
"I got it Max," Tess said. Max turned on the music and he and Tess started practicing. Step, full turn, step, full turn, leap, leap....
"AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!" Tess said on the ground rubbing her foot. "Max!"
"Tess, what happened? Are you okay?"
"Max, I think I broke it!" Tess said crying. "AHHHHHHH, make it stop. Make the pain stop!"
"Here let me carry you. I'll take you to the hospital, just hold on," he picked her up, shut the music off and hurried to his jeep.

A few hours later.......
"Mr. Evans, Ms. Harding indeed broke her ankle, and I recommmend she stays off her feet for at least 9 weeks," the doctor said.
"Thank you doctor, thank you so much. May I go and see her?"
"Of course." Max went to her room and knocked.
"Come in!" Max went in to find her with her foot up and her sitting up.
"Max, I'm so sorry," Tess looked at him.
"It's okay, it's okay."
"Oh my god! Tess, are you okay?" Dan, another dancer asked.
"Awwwww Tess," the other dancers piled in the room.
"Thanks guys for coming to visit me, but I'm doing okay," she said.
"Do you need anything? Anything at all?" they ask her.
"No, just some rest."
"Okay, we'll come by tomorrow," Max said. He kissed her on the forehead. "Get some rest, and don't watch TV all night."
"Yes dad," Tess said.
Max left the hospital and went home to find Isabel sitting in the living room.
"Hi Isabel," Max looked stressed out.
"Hey Max. I heard what happened. I'm really sorry."
"Thanks. Where the hell am I supposed to find a dancer? The show is in six weeks and Tess is not going to be able to dance!"
"Well, I may have an answer for that," Isabel said looking at him.



posted on 16-Sep-2001 2:56:25 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

part 4

"Mmmmm..Michael..," Maria looked at him in their three bedroom, spacious apartment. "Michael, I never knew you could do this."
"Well, there's a lot you don't know yet about me, Maria," Michael looked at her mischeiviously.
"This food looks great! I can't believe you never told me you cooked! In all the years we've been together, I never knew!" Maria started eating her food right away.
"Well, I just kinda picked cooking up couple months ago."
"Awww Michael," Maria went over to him and kissed him. "I really appreciate this. Singing is a tough job, and coming home to this is just heaven. You've changed so much since high school, Michael Guerin," Maria sat on his lap.
"I did it all for you Pixie," he kissed her softly on her lips.
"Oh, you know that Tess girl from Max Evan's company?" Maria got off his lap and sat back down on her own chair.
"Oh yeah, I met her once or twice."
"She broke her ankle."
"Ouch, that's gotta hurt," Michael ate his spagetti.
"Yeah, which makes this the perfect oppurtunity for our emerging Lizzy!"
"Oh that's right! Liz is a dancer too. Think Max would hire her?"
"I know he will."
"Good, cause I called his sister, Isabel, to ask her to ask Max."



"You may have an answer?" Max questioned his sister.
"Yeah, you see, Alex's brother's girlfriend's friend's friend is an emerging dancer. She's supposed to be really good. I mean, really good. I've seen her before around town. She's pretty, and I heard she's a brain too. Maybe you could give her a call or something."
"Well, I'll look into it. Who's the friend?"
"Do you know Maria DeLuca? or even Michael Guerin, her boyfriend?"
"Oh Maria and Michael? Sure. Michael and I go way back. Well I'll give them a call today and then talk to the girl. What's her name?"
"I believe it's Liz Parker," Isabel said getting up from her seat. She lives in Roswell too. I can't believe you've never met her. You know practically everyone in town!"


sofia~ please tell me if this part was lame. *happy*



Edited by - firegoddess16 on 09/18/2001 17:09:58
posted on 17-Sep-2001 4:56:21 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

this is the moment you guys have been waiting for...sort of...lol.

part 5.....

"Hello?" Michael answered his phone.
"Hey Michael. It's Max."
"Maxwell, it's been awhile since I last talked to you. Maria and I were just talking about you."
"Really? Hey, what do you know about Liz Parker?"
"Liz? Oh, I went to high school with her. She's pretty cool. From what I heard from Maria, she's a damn good dancer too," Michael explained.
"Yeah, but can she act?"
"Act? What does acting have to do with your dance company? You just dance man."
"Well, I was thinking, you know. I thought maybe it was time to add acting scenes along with the dancing. Like a play sort of," Max explained who was looking at Isabel whose mouth was wide open and her eyes widened.
"Why is that?" Michael questioned.
"More money? More audience? I don't know."
"More money? More audience?!?? You've got to be kidding me. Max, you are the richest person in Roswell."
"Well, I've been thinking about it for awhile now."
"But why do you act on it now? Why not then?"
"Because of one reason."
"TESS," they both said at the same time.
"She's a horrible actress Michael, really she is. I've tried and tried, but she doesn't put enough emotion to it," Max explained.

"Hello?" Maria said on the other line.
"Hey Maria," Liz said.
"Hi Liz," Maria said. Michael looked up at her.

"Dude, Liz is on the other line."
"Really, I want to set up a meeting with her, if that's possible."
"Yeah hold on a sec.....Maria," he whispered her name.

"Liz babe, Max is on the line with Michael."
"Really, I want to set up a meeting with him, if that's possible."
"Yeah hold on a sec....what Michael?"
"Max wants to talk to Liz."
"Good, cause Liz wants to talk with Max."
"Should we put the line through?" Michael questioned.
"Yeah, go ahead....Liz, Michael's going to put you on line with Max, okay?"
"Yeah okay."

"Max, I'm going to put you on the line with Liz."
"Sure man."


'Stay relaxed, don't hyperventilate,' Liz thought.
"Hello?" Max said.
'Oh he has such a nice voice.'
"Hi Mr. Evans, I'm Liz Parker."
"Please call me Max. No one ever calls me Mr. Evans,"
Max joked.
"Okay Max. Um..I was wondering if there was an opening in your company?" Liz asked, Max started laughing. "Am I amusing you with my question Max?" Liz asked.
"No, no, I was about to ask you if you would be interested in the lead part for my company, that's all."
"Oh my god! The lead part? But..but...but you've never seen me dance."
"But..but...but...I've heard so much about you, and how you're a wonderful dancer," Max mocked her.
"Are you mocking me Mr. Evans?" Liz flirted with him.
"Oh certainly not Ms. Parker," Max flirted right back.
"Well Max, I'd certainly would love to meet you," Liz bit her lip in anticipation of his answer.
"How about we meet for lunch tomorrow at the Crashdown Cafe?"
"Sure. What time?"
"Whatever time you want," Max said.
'Oh my gosh, I'm going to fall in love with him.' "Um...how about 12:00?"
"12:00 is fine with me. I'll see you then Liz."
"Okay Max." She hung up the phone.
Max hung up his phone.
"Were you flirting with her?" Isabel raised her eyebrow.
"Maybe....," was all he said.



sofia~ OMG! you guys are great. thank you so much for all the feedback.

Gaby7tvm: don't you worry...this is a Max and Liz story! it's a matter of time of when they fall in luv....but they will...I promise you!!!


Edited by - firegoddess16 on 09/18/2001 16:58:09

Edited by - firegoddess16 on 09/18/2001 17:04:05
posted on 18-Sep-2001 1:39:45 PM

TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

Part 6

"Maria!" Liz cried out from her bedroom.
"What is it?" Maria came into Liz's bedroom.
"How do I look?" Liz asked. Liz was wearing a short black skirt, with a blue sparkly tube top, with a short sweater on top.
"Max will eat his heart you. He'll fall in love with you the minute he sees you," Maria gave her a smile.
"Awww...thanks. That's the kinda reaction I'm looking for." Liz smiled.
"You go girl!" Maria replied grinning.

"Isabel!"
"I'm coming Alex! I'm coming!" Isabel said to her fiance.
"Yeesh, if you want to see what happens with Maxwell and Liz, then you got to get dressed quicker!" Alex said waiting by the door of their house. Isabel came down in a red dress. Alex's mouth hung open.
"Close your mouth, you're catching flies."
"Why are you dressed up?"
"I don't know. You called this dressed up? This is like a sports dress. It's nothign fancy Alex, get with the program!" Isabel snatched the keys away from him. "I'm driving!" Isabel ran.
"Hey you little theif!" Alex closed the door and ran after her.

"Where is she?" Max asked Michael in the Crashdown.
"Max, calm down, it's not even 12:00 yet."
"Sorry, I'm a little anxious, that's all. Her voice, was just so perfect. I'm sure her face is perfect as well," Max said.
"Oh shut up man, I don't need to hear you blabber on and on about Liz. She's like a sister!" Michael said drinking his soda. "Oh and there she is, with Maria," Michael smiled.
"There they are," Maria said walking in the Crashdown.
"Oh my god. He's so cute," Liz mumbled. "Hi." Liz said.
"Hi, Liz," Max said.
"Okay, we're gonna just leave now," Maria yanked Michael away.
"Bye, have fun," Michael said.
"Wow," Max said. "I knew you were going to be beautiful, I didn't know you were going to be this beautiful." Liz blushed.
"Thanks Max."

sofia~ the big meeting...haha. not really. I'm sorry this part is kinda short....I'll make it up...sometime....lol.


posted on 18-Sep-2001 9:36:33 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

chapter 7..

For the longest time Max just sat there staring at Liz, who was oblivious because she was looking at the menu.
"Max, why are you staring at me?" Liz said without looking up.
"Huh? Oh, I..um...I was just seeing if you would be able to be the lead role," Max said knowing he made absolutely no sense.
"By looking at me?"
"What I meant to say is I wanted to see if you would fit the part," Max corrected himself.
"Oh, uh huh, sure Max," Liz said.
"Hi, what can I get you?" the waitress asked.
"I'll have the Saturn Rings, Alien Blast, and the Space Burger," Liz said.
"I'll have the same, thanks," Max said giving his menu to the waitress.
"Okay, I'll be right back."
"So Max, do I fit the role?"
"I don't know. I think we'll have to get together sometime and practice," Max said.
"Hmmmmmm..."

"Alex, come on!" Isabel dragged him.
"Stop Isabel, stop!" Alex said. "You're totally nuts, do you know that?"
"Well, I try," Isabel said walking in the Crashdown. "Ooohh, there's Max, and that must be Liz. Wow, she's gorgeous."
"Not as gorgeous as you babe," Alex kissed her neck.
"Let's just sit down. Oh, there's Maria and Michael!" Isabel. "MARIA!"
"Izzy!" Maria stood up and hugged her friend.
"Maria, Michael, I'd like you to meet my fiance, Alex Whitman."
"Hey Whitman," Michael said.
"Michael? and Maria? Woah, who would've thought that you two would've actually lasted!" Alex said surprised as he sat down next to Isabel.
"Yeah thanks."
"You already know each other?" Isabel asked confused.
"Yeah, I went to high school with them, with Liz too," Alex piped in.
"Oh I see. That's very cool. So what's good on the menu?" Isabel asked eyeing Max and Liz.
"Well, there's a Max Evans and a Liz Parker on fire," Maria said.
"Oh, right, I didn't even notice them," Isabel said sarcastically.
"Yeah, that's why you've been looking at them since the time you walked in!"

chapter 8

"I think we have ourselves an audience," Max grinned.
"Huh?" Liz looked up and saw everyone staring at them and then they quickly turn back towards each other. "Oh, that's kinda funny."
"Yeah. Do you want to go somewhere else?" Max asked.
"Yeah, I feel weird now knowing they're watching what we're doing," Liz admitted.
"Okay." They got up and started to leave.
"Hey! What about your meal?" the waitress said.
"Give it to them, they'll pay for it," Max pointed to Isabel and laughed. They laughed on their way out.
"Um...so where are we going now?" Liz asked.
"How about I show you the studio?"
"Okay," Liz smiled. Max grabbed her hand and they held hands on their way to his car.
'Oh my gosh! We're holding hands.' "Is this your car?" she asked looking at his silver Porsche.
"Yep."
"Wow, I've always wanted to take a ride in one of these."
"Well, hold on, we're gonna go for a ride," Max grinned. They both got in and they zoomed on the road until they got to his studio/house. "Well this is it."
"Oh my god. This place is incredible. Is this where you live too?"
"Yeah, me and Tess live here."
"Tess lives with you?"
"Yeah, she comes from so far, and I have plenty of room."
"Oh I see. That's very cool," she said as they entered his home. "This is a gorgeous house." She admired the grand staircase in front of her.
"Come on, I'll show you the studio..." Max took her hand and dragged her.
"A little impatient are we?"
"Yes." Max took her down some halls, and then down two flights of stairs. "This is the studio."
"Wow, this is huge! I've never danced anywhere this big."
"There's a first time to everything. Oh hey guys! I didn't know you would be here," Max said talking to the people in the company.
"Hey Max, is this Liz?" a girl asked.
"Yeah. Liz this is Carla, Carla Liz."
"Hi, nice to meet you."
"Everyone this is Liz! She's taking the part of Tess."
"Oh thank god!" someone said. Everyone laughed.
"They don't like Tess very much," Max informed her.
"She sucks at dancing! And she can't act! Max you got to get rid of her!" a voice said.
"I know I know, Darien, but it'll break her heart."
"Who cares!"
"Um, Max, I have to act???" Liz said with her eyes wide open.
"Uh yeah," Max looked at her sheepishly.
"I..I..thought this was a dance company!"
"Oh it is, I thought maybe we should to a play in between the dance scenes, to make the play more vivacious," Max said.
"But...I can't act!" Liz said.
"Oh, but you will, by the end of this whole ordeal, you'll be a wonderful actress. Tess couldn't be taught. And I know you're a natural."

"Did you see that?" Maria said. "They were holding hands! Awwwwww....."
"Yeah, I wonder what Tess would think. She's like in love with Max," Isabel said.
"Really?" Alex said.
"Yeah. It's so pathetic, she attempts to flirt with him, but he and the other dancers don't like her. She can't dance, and she can't act. I'm so glad Liz is here now. She'll do the company some good!" Isabel said.
"Yeah, I hope so," Michael said. "She's been wanting to be part of the Max Evans Company for so long, but she was too chicken to call him and set up an appointment."
"Ohhh....." they all said in unison.


there! I told you I'd make it up! three chapters in one day! whew!!!
lol. sofia~



posted on 21-Sep-2001 6:49:35 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

tyranese: I'm sorry I dont' write long parts. if you consider those short...I wonder what you consider long!!??? lol!! I'll try to make the parts longer. I think this chapter is a bit longer. I'll dedicate this chapter to you!
and thank you to the rest of you for the feedback. I'm greatly appreciating it!

chapter 9...



"Max, I should really get going," Liz said interupting.
"But, you just got here," he frowned.
"I know, but I didn't realize that I had to meet someone," Liz said.
"Oh okay. I'm sure you need a ride," Max said.
"Yeah."
"Okay, I'll take you. Um...guys keep practicing, I should be back in an hour or so."
"Okay Max," they said in unison.
"Let's go."

"Um....Isabel, we have to go," Maria said. "One of my friends is in the hospital."
"Oh," Isabel said.
"Her name is Tess Harding, I'm sure you've heard of her," Maria said angry.
"Oh my gosh Maria, I didn't know, seriously."
"I'm so glad you like to talk about people behind their backs."
"Maria, let's go, before you do anything you will regret!"
"Breath in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out," Maria repeated to herself trying to calm herself down.
"Let's go," Michael said pulling her away.
"Oh my gosh," Isabel said after they left. "I..I...I didn't realize...." Isabel broke into tears.
"Izzy, it's okay. We make mistakes."
"I feel so bad now."
"I'm sure you meant no harm by it. She's just upset. She'll calm down."
"I hope so. I don't want her to hate me!" Isabel looked at Alex.
"Now wipe those tears," Alex smiled. "We can't have the ICE PRINCESS crying, can we?"
"Nooooo," Isabel stressed. They both left.

"Bye, Max," Liz said as he dropped her off back at the Crashdown.
"Bye, Liz."
"Thanks. I'll call you to set up another appointment," Liz said.
"Okay." He then drove off.
Liz went inside the Crashdown, hoping Kyle wasn't there yet. Unfortunately she saw him waiting at a table.

"Kyle!" Liz cried when she got into the Crashdown.
"Hey Liz, what took you so long?"
"I'm sorry, I totally forgot. I had a meeting with someone," Liz said.
"No worries, I just got here myself."
"So what did you want to talk about?"
"Um...well I want to tell you about 'the one' I was talking about."
"Oh really," Liz said sitting down interested.
"Yeah. Everytime I close my eyes, every time I go to bed, I can only see one person...."
"Oh! Do I know this person?"
"Very well...."
"Really? Who is it?"
"It's....you...actually," Kyle admitted. Liz sat there in shock.
"What???"
"I don't know when it happened, but I fell in love with you...and...."
"Kyle...I don't know what to say."
"And....I want to marry you," he pulled out a box and went down on his knee. "Liz Parker will you marry me?"
"Kyle........." 'Max probably has a girlfriend. I mean come on. And Kyle, he's so sweet and innocent. I've known him forever. I love him, I guess. He's so adorable on his knees.' "Yes."
"YES?" Kyle said. "Oh my god!!" He stood up and held her up and then embraced her in a huge hug. He kissed her full on the lips. "Liz, you have just made me the most happiest man alive!" Liz was speechless. Did she just say yes? "Liz, I'm going to be the best husband," Kyle rambled on. He put the 3 carat diamond ring on her finger.
"Oh my gosh, this ring is beautiful," Liz said.
"Just for my beautiful fiance." Kyle kissed her again.

Meanwhile, Michael and Maria went to the hopsital to look for Tess.
"We're here to see Tess Harding," Maria said.
"I'm sorry, she signed herself out a few minutes ago."
"Okay thanks."
"She signed herself out?" Michael asked.
"Yeah, didn't she just break her ankle a few days ago?"
"Yeah, why would she sign herself out? She needs her rest!"
"I don't know!"

"One and two and three and four and five and six and seven and eight. Turn left turn right, up down up down, leap, full turn, leap, shake it, shake it, bend your knee, kick to the right, kick to the front, step back, step back, down and over!" Max said.
"Good god Max," Carla said.
"Yeah Max, what are you doing to us?"
"Darien, you'll get it. Everyone, I'm sorry, I'm a little stressed."
"Hi, Max," Tess said.
"Uh...Tess? What are you doing here???" Max asked.
"I decided to come home. Is there something wrong with that?"
"Yeah! You shouldn't be on your feet right now!"
"I know, but I hated the hospital. It was home," Tess said. 'And I missed you.'


sofia~ okay everyone...please dont' hate me for this chapter...please......I know I know...M/L!!! it will come. I promise you that. dont' worry ...kyle and liz aren't going to be together for too long. I assure you that!!!


posted on 21-Sep-2001 9:32:11 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.
its AU. I love AU stories.

yet..another long part..in my perspective. thank you for the feedback. I'm glad you all are enjoying my fanfic. it's my first fanfic that I've decided to continue! lol!!!! thank you for the feedback...again it's greatly appreciated!

Chapter 10.......

"Maria?" Liz said on the phone.
"Oh hey Lizzy, so tell me the details with Max."
"Oh god, he's incredible. He's so sweet. I made the lead, he wants me to be the lead! How incredible, huh?" Liz said all giddy.
"Oh my gosh Liz! You're gonna rock!"
"Maria, I have a problem."
"Spill."
"I'm getting married."
"Oh my gosh! Liz, that's great! Umm, why is that a problem?"
"Cause it's Kyle, and I'm not sure if this is a good idea."
"You're marrying Kyle? The guy who knows all your secrets?"
"Yeah."
"Do you love him?"
"I don't know! I love him, but I don't love him enough to marry him."
"Well call it off then," Maria said.
"I can't. It'll break his heart."
"Liz, you're always thinking about others. Why don't you do something for yourself for once?" Maria explained.
"He just seemed so happy, and I just blurted 'yes' out for no reason. I don't know. I'm so confused."
"Liz, if this doesn't feel right, then don't go through with it."
"Kyle's gone. He's gone for the next few months on business. I don't know how to get a hold of him."
"Aww....Liz, tell him when he gets back. If he's your best friend, he'll understand, right?"
"I hope so. Thanks Maria, I'll talk to you later."
"Bye Liz."
Liz hung up the phone and sat in her apartment wondering. "I gotta call Max."


"Tess, you can't be here," Max ordered.
"Why the hell not?" Tess got angry. "I'm part of this company too!"
"Well, you're not going to be dancing, and that's final."
"But, I'm okay!"
"I've found a replacement, and that's it!" Max looked at her.
"You found a replacement? Already?" Tess said with tears in her eyes. "I can't believe it."
"Tess, it's not like that," Max said getting closer to her. "I need a lead part. You were the lead, and we can't do the play without you."
"Play?? PLAY? When did this become a play? It was a dance concert!" Tess screamed.
"I made some changes Tess."
"Some changes without me!"
"Tess, you are not the director here! I am. I do what I please!"
"Yeah and you never listen to anyone!" Tess screamed.
"Tess I know you're angry, just calm down."
"No, Maxwell Evans, I am not angry, I'm furious! I'm furious at you! How could you do this to me? I'm your best friend!" Max grabbed her and gave her a hug.
"Shhhhhhhh, Tess. Just calm down. Everything will be okay. It's just one concert. You'll be back, better than ever! I promise," Max assured her. Everyone looked at him as if he were insane!
"Max..." Isabel said as she came down the stairs, but stopped to see her brother hugging Tess. "Um...Liz called...and she's on her way over."
"Oh, um...okay," Max let go of Tess. "I'll wait for her upstairs. Everyone, go home. You guys did a great job today." Everyone cheered. "Yeah yeah yeah." He waved his arm and went upstairs.
"Tess! What the hell are you doing here?" Isabel said.
"I couldn't stand the hospital any longer."
"Oh. Um...Tess, your friends Maria and Michael were looking for you."
"Oh, maybe I'll call them."

"Hi Max," Liz said coming in with her bag.
"Hi Liz. How'd your um...meeting go?"
"Oh, it went fine." Liz took her ring off before she came. She didn't want anyone to know about the engagement. She wasn't ready to tell.
"Do you want to start practicing?" Max said.
"Uh...sure."
"Bye Max, bye Liz!" everyone was saying on their way out.
"Are we going to practice alone?" Liz asked confused.
"Yeah, I decided to be nice to them and told them they could leave."
"Oh."
Liz and Max practiced for hours on the dance steps. Liz finally had it down and both did their moves together. They matched beautifully. It was like they were destined to dance together.

sofia~



posted on 22-Sep-2001 10:16:49 AM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

thank you for the feedback!!!!!!!!

chapter 11


"SHE'S GETTING MARRIED???" Michael asked all surprised.
"Yes, I can't believe it! And she's getting married to someone she doesn't even know if she's actually in love with! The perfect guy is right in front of her and she's getting married to her childhood friend! I tried knocking some sense into her, but she has to think about other people rather than herself!"
"You think Max and her would...."
"Yes! I mean come on Michael! They are like so perfect together," Maria sat down on her couch. "Now that Tess is out of the way...wait! What am I saying?? Tess is our friend, we can't do that!!!"
"Sure we can. You have to admit, Tess can be kinda obsessed and stalkish sometimes," Michael told her.
"That's true!" Maria agreed with him. "Hmmmmm....we need to find Tess someone, and we need to break up Kyle and Liz, and we need to bring Liz and Max together."
"Woah, hold it right there Ms. Matchmaker, I don't know about this!"
"Miiiiiiiiicccccchhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaeeeeeeelllllll!" She whined. "Pleaseeeeeee!!!!!"
"Okay okay, but if we get caught, it's all your fault."
"Absolutely!" Maria kissed him hard on the lips. "Mmmmmmm......"

After hours of practicing, Liz and Max stopped. Liz went home and decided to take a long, hot bath. She couldn't get Max out of her head. 'Damn, stop thinking about Max. You have a future with Kyle. Ugh....Kyle! I can't marry him, but it'll break his heart! Man, what am I supposed to do??? I'm so confused!' After a 25 minute bath, Liz found herself falling asleep, so she got out, dried herself and went to bed.

"Alex, I don't like this church!" Isabel said.
"Izzy, we've been to like 10 churches!"
"Well, I kinda liked that antique church. I mean, it was so pretty."
"If that's the church you want, then we'll have our wedding there," Alex kissed her lightly on the lips.
"Awwwww....."
"So the date...do you want it in October, or do you want it in November?"
"Well, today is July 23rd, so I say October! It's such a wonderful month!"
"Okay, October it is. The date?"
"I don't know what do you want?" Isabel asked as they left the church and into their car.
"How about Halloween?"
"Alex! No way!"
"I'm just kiddin..."


"Ring," rang Liz's phone.
"Hello?" Liz said very sleepily.
"Good Mornin sunshine," she heard.
"Kyle, what are you doing here? I thought you were supposed to be away!!! Anyways.....let me sleep!"
"I need to talk to you, right away."
"Why, what's wrong?"
"Oh nothing! I just need to see your beautiful face."
"Okay, I'll see you in an hour. Let me get ready," Liz hung up. 'AHHHHHHHHH! I gotta tell him. I can't live my life with him!!!!!'


sofia~

(breakup is coming soon!!!)




posted on 22-Sep-2001 1:48:37 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

chapter 12

"Hi Kyle," Liz said walking towards the table where he was sitting.
"Hello Liz," Kyle said.
"Kyle what's wrong?" Liz asked concerned.
"Its just....I don't know if we should get married."
'Oh my gosh. He's backing out!' "Why do you say that?"
"Liz, I don't think I'm ready to get married."
"Oh."
"Liz, let me explain. It's just that...I'm only 24, and I don't think I want to settle down yet. I still love you, and I will always love you. But by the time I'm ready, I know you will have moved on."
"Oh Kyle. I feel so relieved."
"Excuse me?" Kyle looked at her.
"I'm sorry, but I also came to tell you that I couldn't marry you. For all my life, I've put everyone else's feelings ahead of mine. And I think it's time for me to start thinking about myself, and to start taking care of myself. I mean, Kyle, look at me! I'm so skinny. And I felt awful that I had to tell you this, but now that you don't want to get married, I feel better."
"Liz, then why the hell did you say yes?" Kyle was getting a bit upset. Liz realized this.
"I told you, I didn't want to hurt your feelings! Ugh...Kyle, You've known me for so long, have you ever seen me do something for myself?"
"As a matter of fact, I haven't but...Liz, you should've told me no, I would've understood," Kyle said. "You should know me better than that."
"Yeah, and I'm really sorry," Liz said. She got up and hugged him. "Here," she took off her ring. This will make another girl very happy someday."
"I love you Liz."
"Me too Kyle."


"I'm sooo glad you called Kyle, Michael," Maria whispered and they listened to Liz's and Kyle's conversation.
"I'm glad it worked!" Michael said.
"How about a celebration?"
"What do you have in mind?" Michael raised his eyebrow.
"Um...I don't know," Maria said mischeviously. "Oh, you've got to call Max now!"
"Max, why?"
"I just thought of the perfect person for Kyle!" Maria whispered loudly.


sofia~
okay yes....I know this part is soooo short. but you all wanted the breakup.....so hear it is. lol.


posted on 22-Sep-2001 3:39:14 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

chapter 13.....


"Oh god no, Maria! We've already broken up Liz and Kyle, what are you up to now???" Michael asked worriedly.
"Oh, this is gonna be great!!!!" Maria excitedly grinned.
"Who is this person? And do I know her?"
"You most definetly know her. Tess. Come on, think about it. Tess and Kyle."
"Well....that doesn't sound like such a bad idea," Michael thought about it. "Again, if it doesn't work, it's all your fault."
"Of course honey, I wouldn't want it any other way," she kissed him.



"Hello?" Max picked up his phone.
"Hi."
"Liz? Why are you calling so early?"
"Max! Its already 10:15!"
"Oh shit! I'm sorry Liz. I got to go. I'll talk to you later," Max said and hung up the phone.
"Well...rude much?" Liz said as she hung up her cell phone. "Hmmmm....what shall I do today? I'm a free woman."
"Ring ring," her cell phone rang.
"Lizzy!"
"Alex!?!?!"
"The one and only babe."
"Where...how...when..."
"Why, what and who..." ALex laughed.
"How did you get this number?"
"Jeez Liz, I thought you'd be happy to hear from me!"
"Oh I am, really I am," Liz said as she walked towards her apartment.
"Guess what?"
"What?"
"I'm getting married!"
"MARRIED???? REALLY?? WHO's THE LUCKY WOMAN??"
"Isabel Evans....."
"Isabel??? Oh wow!! Alex I'm so happy for you!"
"Thanks...it means a lot to me. Oh right...I wanted to ask you something."
"Yes?"
"We're having a party. Isabelle is actually, she said I can invite whoever I want..."
"When is it?" Liz said as she got into her apartment.
"Well...it's tonight...."
"Tonight?? And I'm guessing its at your home?"
"God no. My place is small...we're holding it at Max's house."
"Max's house? Um....okay. What time?"
"Drop by whenever you want."
"Oh definetly...I'll see you then."
"Alright. Bye Lizzard."
"Bye Xander." She hung up her phone. 'Oh god. Party, at Max's house...what the hell am I supposed to wear??!?!?!?!?! Ahhhh! Jeez, I gotta go shopping. Maria!'

"Hello?"
"Maria, you've got to help me."
"Liz, slow down. What's wrong?"
"Well, party at Max's house, and I have nothing to wear!!!!" Liz screamed.
"Oh the party. Alex invite you?"
"Yeah, now get your ass at my apartment so you can help me!"
"Okay I'll be there in five."
"Liz in trouble?"
"Fashion trouble." Maria said. She grabbed her coat,and keys and rushed out the door.

"Liz, calm down. We've been through your wardrobe. You have plenty of things to wear."
"Yeah, but I don't look good in them!"
"Yeah you do. And wait a minute! Who are you trying to impress?" Maria asked with a grin.
"No one!" she said too fast.
"Uh huh. Maybe it has to do with that Max Evans."
"Shutup. It's a party Maria, at his house! Lots of gorgeous people."
"Okay, what about leather pants, and this haltertop?"
"I like the leather pants, but the haltertop is not good enough."
"Okay, how about this top," Maria points to a top with spagetti straps and straps where you tie in the back.
"Um...I like! It's not too revealing is it?" Liz asked after she put on her outfit.
"No. Liz you look absolutely gorgeous. Now, I'm going to raid your closet and decide what I'm going to wear!" Maria said.


sofia~






Edited by - firegoddess16 on 09/23/2001 15:52:17
posted on 23-Sep-2001 3:20:53 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.


Chapter 14.....(the party!)

"Hi Liz!" Alex said opening the door. "Come on in."
"Thanks Alex. Oh wow. This place looks incredible all lighted up," Liz said.
"Oh you've been here?"
"Yeah, I was practicing with Max."
"Oh uh huh. Practicing...is that what they call it these days?" Alex teased. They both walked towards where everyone was.
"Shutup."
"Isabel, Liz is here."
"Wow, Liz, you look gorgeous. I never would picture you in leather pants!" Isabel grinned.
"Yeah, well it's a party. As long as I'm not underdressed. And Isabel, you look absolutely gorgeous as always." Liz smiled.
"Thank you. Max should be around here somewhere."
"Oh no rush to find him." Isabel looked at her. Liz was looking for Maria and Michael hoping they would be here.
"Maria, wow! I never thought someone could look good in my clothes!" Liz laughed.
"Thanks Liz."
"Hey Michael," she kissed his cheek.
"Oh there's Max," Maria said. Liz turned around. She saw him helping a girl with blonde curls down the stairs.
"Who's that?" Liz asked.
"Oh that's Tess. The one you replaced."
"Oh. She's really pretty."
"Yeah, but so are you," Maria giggled.
"Max looks good enough to eat," Liz said. "Oh my god. Did I just say that outloud?" Maria started laughing.
"Yes you did hun, it's okay."
"Oh god," Liz blushed.
"It's okay Liz. I think my brother feels the same way about you," Isabel winked. She walked away with Alex to talk to other people.
Max and Tess headed towards their direction.
"Liz, what a pleasant surprise," Max grinned.
"Wow, you look great."
"As do you. This is Tess. Tess this is Liz. She's taking your place in the dance concert."
"Hi Liz!" Tess grinned. She shook Liz's hand.
"Hi. I heard what happened. I'm sorry to hear that."
"Yeah I am too. But somethings are just meant to be, I guess."
"Oh Tess, I brought someone along for you to meet!" Maria grinned.
"Oh yea?" Tess said intrigued. 'Anything to get my mind off of Max. I know he can't be mine.'
"Yeah. Where is he? Oh there he is! Kyle!" Maria called. Liz did a 180 and saw her ex-fiancee heading towards them.
"Kyle Valenti, this is Tess Harding. Tess this is Kyle." Kyle and Tess were just staring at each other.
'Oh I think I'm in heaven.' Tess said.
"Hi, it's really great to meet you!" Kyle shook her hands. "Would you like to get a drink with me?"
"Uh...yeah! I'd love to." Tess said holding onto her crutches.
"Here, let me help you," Kyle helped her way to the where the drinks were.
"Awwww...that's so cute!" Liz said.
"See you had nothing to worry. Kyle just found someone perfect for him," Maria said.
"Yes so I see."
"Oh there's dancing. Michael, dance with me?" Maria asked. "It's a slow dance! You can't go wrong."
"Sure thing."
"Liz, would you like to dance?" Max finally managed to say.
"I'd love to Max." He took her hand and they went to where the others were. He held her in his arms. His hand wrapped around her waist and his other hand held her hand. Liz looked into his eyes and she just melted. 'Is it me or is it getting hot in here?'
"You look absolutely gorgeous."
"Thank you," Liz blushed.
"So I have the script ready for the play I've added in. I'd like to start practicing it with you a.s.a.p."
"Oh okay. Um...how about tomorrow afternoon? I know that we'll all be a little tired in the morning."
"Sounds good. Sounds real good." He held on to her tighter. 'I can't fall in love. I can't fall in love. I don't believe in love. There is no such thing as love. It always ends up in heartbreak. I can't fall in love. I can't fall in love.'


sofia~ what do you guys think????????????? *happy*






posted on 27-Sep-2001 10:25:41 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

Chapter 15

"May I cut in?" a voice said.
"Sure Isabel," Liz said handing Max to his sister. "I think I'll steal Alex right now." Liz started dancing with Alex away from Max and Isabel.
"Looks like you and Liz are hitting it off pretty well."
"Yeah, I mean, I don't know what you're talking about. Liz is just another girl."
"Yeah okay! Max, it's written all over your face. You're in LOVE!"
"No Isabel. I will never fall in love. I don't believe two people will stay together forever. A lot of people we know divorced."
"Max...everyone believes in love."
"Well I don't. Take Mom and Dad. They were going to get divorced."
"But they didn't."
"And then there was Uncle Bob and Aunt Riza; Uncle Georce and Aunt Mary; Lisa and Greg, Fred and Ester...should I continue?" Max was getting irritated.
"No no, that's fine. Still...I think she's your match Max."
"Okay whatever." Max shrugged it off. The dance finished and Max hurried out of the room.

Meanwhile....
"Liz are you happy?"
"Of course I'm happy. Why do you say that?"
"I don't know. I was just wondering. So what's up with you and Max?"
"Me and Max? There is no me and Max!" Liz blushed.
"That's why you're turning a whole different shade of pink."
"Ahh shutup Alex." Liz looked in the direction of Max and Isabel. She then saw him rush out of the room,leaving a confused Isabel. "Um..I'll be right back." Liz left the room to go find Max. She went into different rooms, she finally found him in a room with no lights on.
"Max? Are you in here?"
"Yes I'm in here."
"Can I turn the lights on?"
"Sure if you want." She turned on the lights to see him sitting in leather chair facing a wall.
"Can I sit down?"
"Yeah, make yourself at home." He said annoyed.
"What were you and Isabel talking about? I mean...you left in a rush very upset."
"Isabel..she's just getting to me. She's talking about love and I dont' even believe in love."
"What!?!?"
"I will never believe in love. It's crazy. No two people that I know have stayed together. My parents were on a verge of divorce, and half my family has been through divorce."
"Max..."
"What is your opinion on love?"
"Well, I believe that there is one person made for you. God has made a match for each person. It's just a matter of time in finding them. I haven't found mine yet, at least I dont' think I have. He is my soulmate. My true destiny, my fate. And I already know that I love him. I've never met him but I love him and I know he loves me."
"That's just crazy!"
"No, what you believe is crazy. Everyone believes in love. Love comes natural, okay? You love your family right?"
"Yes, of course."
"Then why can't you love a woman?"
"It's not that I can't...it's that I won't."
"Why?"
"I dont' know damnit. All my life I've been surrounded with love being destroyed. I dont' want that to happen to me. I dont' want to be in that type of misery!"
"You won't be in misery when you find that one person. And you can't find that person if you just blow off every woman that approaches you."
"I can't Liz. And I won't!" He left the room.
'I'm going to get through to you Max Evans, if it's the last thing I do!!!!!'


sorry there hasn't been updates for four days! lol. I just couldn't load the site. it just wouldn't load for me. I guess my computer is slow or something. (or I'm just impatient)

sofia~


posted on 4-Oct-2001 9:52:07 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

hey everyone! thank you again for the feedback!!!! I greatly appreciate it!!!!!!! *happy* THIS PART IS DEDICATED TO ALL YOU TESS AND KYLE LUVERS!!! lol. (There isn't any ML in this part. SORRY!)

From chapter 15....
"You won't be in misery when you find that one person. And you can't find that person if you just blow off every woman that approaches you."
"I can't Liz. And I won't!" He left the room.
'I'm going to get through to you Max Evans, if it's the last thing I do!!!!!'

chapter 16.....

"HI EVERYONE! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE!" Isabel started to talk. "ALEX AND I ARE SO GLAD YOU ALL COULD MAKE IT HERE TO CELEBRATE OUR ENGAGEMENT. I HOPE EVEYRONE IS HAVING FUN. THANKS AGAIN!" Isabel stepped down and went straight to Alex. "Have you seen Max or Liz?"
"Max rushed out of here, and Liz went to go find him I think."
"Oh there they are! Oh boy, Max looks pissed off."
"And Liz looks very calm."
"Hmmm...I wonder what they were talking about."
"Leave it alone Izzy, it's their business." Alex kissed his fiancee's hand.

"Kyle, I'm having fun with you," Tess said looking into his eyes. "I'm so glad Maria introduced me to you."
"Likewise Tess." He kissed her gently on the lips. Tess started to blush.
"So Kyle, I'd like to see you again."
"You would?" he asked.
"Uh huh. I like you. I feel like I've known you forever."
"I feel the same way with you."
"I had convinced myself that I was in love with Max," Tess admitted as they walked into the gardents with Kyle helping Tess with her crutches. "I thought he was the one for me. I knew he wouldn't feel the same way about me, but I still loved him. I still do, but I think my feelings for him are more sibling related. You know what I mean?"
"I know exactly what you mean. I had also convinced myself that I was in love with Liz. Then I got a phone call..and thank the heavens I got that phone call. My friend made me realize I was too young to get married. And I finally realized that I don't love Liz like I used to. She's practically my sister for God's sake." Kyle grinned. Tess loved his smile.
"Oh wow! Look at the stars! Their perfect!" Tess grinned. Kyle loved her smile.
"Just like you," Kyle said and kissed her again less gentle this time.

"Well, it looks like Kyle and Tess are getting along," Maria said watching them from inside.
"Yeah they are. Again, the plan worked." Michael smiled and cuddled with his girlfriend.
"Michael, I love you." Michael wrapped his arms around her waist as she looked out the window.
"I love you too. Marry me." Michael said.
"WHAT??????!?!?!?!"
Michael went down on one knee...took out a box from his pocket and said, "Maria DeLuca, I love you. I want you to be my wife. Will you marry me?"



sofia~~~~


posted on 12-Oct-2001 8:38:08 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

chapter 17

"Wellllll of course I'll marry you!!!" Maria squealed. He put the ring on her finger and they kissed. "I've been waiting forever for you to ask me."
"Well if I'd known that, I'd have asked you sooner...much sooner!" Michael smiled.
"I love you."
"I love you Mrs. soon to be Guerin."


"Liz, are you all right?" Tess asked Liz. "You look a little pale." Liz jumped.
"Oh Tess! You scared me!" She grinned. "Oh I'm okay."
"What's wrong?"
"Huh?"
"Don't ask me how I know, but something's wrong. Are you okay?" Tess asked truly concerned about her new friend.
"Oh yeah, I'm okay." Liz replied. "Really I am."
"Okay. Liz, can I ask you a question?"
"Sure!"
"Kyle, is he real?"
Liz started laughing.
"Oh, that sounded funny. Um...let me try again. Is he always this sweet and genuine?" Tess asked curiously wiht a smile on her face.
"Yes, he's always like this. He's open, and he's honest. He's my best friend and he'll always take care of you. Dont' worry, Kyle will treat you like a queen," Liz assured her.
"Really?!" Tess grinned even more.
"Most definetly. I'm glad you two hooked up. I have never seen Kyle this happy before, not even with me."
"He's a great guy."
"Who's a great guy?" they heard.
"Oh, no one." Liz replied.
"Tess, I'd like to talk to you. Did I interupt anything important?" Kyle asked.
"Oh no! Just girl talk," Liz said truthfully.
"Bye Liz."
"Bye!"

"What the hell is your problem?" Isabel nearly screamed at her brother.
"NOTHING. I refuse to talk to you about this." Max stormed off again.
"Max!!!!!!!!! Calm down okay? This is a party. You're supposed to have fun."
"I'm sorry Iz. I'm just stressed okay?" Max said to his sister.
"That's still no excuse." Isabel smiled a little. "But since you're my brother...I guess I forgive you." She hugged him. "Have fun. Party. Mingle! Do something!" She shoved him into a direction.

"LIZZZZZZ!!!!!!!" Maria ran to her best friend.
"What what what????"
"Michael asked me to marry him!!!!!!"
"Oh my gosh! CONGRATULATIONS!" Liz screamed and hugged her. "Wow. This is just wonderful! Now there's two weddings! You and Michael, and Isabel and Alex!"
"Oh my gosh!" Maria squealed again. "Can you tell I'm happy?"
"What happened?" Alex asked. "I heard all this screaming."
"I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!!!!!" Maria yelled. Half the party stared at her like she was crazy. Michael shook his head and laughed.
"Congratulations!" Alex hugged her.
"What happened? What I miss?" Isabel rushed over.
"Looks like Maria's gonna become Mrs. Guerin."
"Oh wow!!!! Congrats!" Isabel hugged her.
"Great, another wedding." They heard.
"Max, always the enthusasitic one," Liz said. She barely knew the guy, but what a man he is. She never met a man like him. Max glared at her. "Don't give me that look!" Liz rolled her eyes. "I'll talk to you all later." Liz walked away leaving a speechless group of friends.
"What the hell did you do to her?" Isabel glared at Max.
"Me? I didn't do anything! She's the one telling me about all this crap on love and soulmates and destiny. It's all crap. Watch, in two years max you and Alex will be divorced. And Michael and Maria, one year at the max!" Max stated. At that moment he felt a slap on the face.
"How dare you! Max, what's wrong with you? This is my..I mean mine, Alex's, Michael and Maria's happiest day, and you have to ruin it. And obviously you just made Liz very upset. Maybe you dont' have a heart after all. I mean what kind of person does that?"
"I dont' have to listen to this," Max started walking away.
"Oh you will listen! You're gonna listen very carefully!" Maria started as she grabbed Max's arm. Michael walked over to the group.
"Max Evans, you will end up living all by yourself for the rest of your life! You'll never get married, you'll never have kids. You're gonna end up alone at this rate. Is that what you want? To be alone? To be miserable?" Isabel stated. Max walked away.
"She's right you know." He heard as he walked into the gardens.
"What do you know? You know nothing about me." Max said.
"I know you're alone and unhappy. I can tell. Max..."
"Stop it. Let's leave it alone. I will open up when I want to. You're still coming tomorrow afternoon right?" He looked at her.
"Yes Max."
"Okay. Good." He then went back in and disappeared in the house.


sofia~

[ edited 1 time(s), last at 13-Oct-2001 8:47:17 PM ]
posted on 15-Oct-2001 3:33:06 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

single quotes ' ' means they are rehersing the script. just to make things clear..so people dont' get confused.

Chapter 18....

The next day (afternoon)...

"Hey Liz." Isabel said very sleepily.
"Did I wake you?" Liz asked.
"Yeah kinda, but it's okay. I think Max is waiting for you in the studio."
"Okay, thanks Isabel. Oh and Isabel, great party last night. I had a good time." Liz said making her way to the studio.
"Thanks Liz. I guess I'll talk to you later."
"Bye."

"Max, you in here?"
"Yeah, I'm over here," he said very softly. She barely heard him.
"Okay, so let's get to work. Where's the script?"
"Here. Read it over, tell me what you think."
'Dance with me.'
'Do I know you? You seem awfully familiar.'
'The name is...'
'Colin.'
'Yes do you remember me Eliza?'
'Vaguely.'
'Dance with me.'
'Sure.' She looks in his eyes and sparks fly.
'When was the last time I saw you?'
'It's been awhile. We were teenagers.'
'In love....'
'I was the only one in love. You, were something else Colin. You had no heart. You cared for no one, but yourself and your family. You never let anyone in, never let anyone make you happy.'
'That was then, this is now.' He kisses her.

"Max, this is beautiful."
"Yeah, well, what can I say? I'm a natural."

'I love you.'
'You don't mean it'
'I love you.'
'If you did, you wouldn't leave me'
'You know I have to.'
'Stay with me.'
'Why should I? You're the one who pushed me away. When I needed you the most, you left. You don't believe in love anyways.'
'I do now.'
'What changed?'
'You came into my life.'

"So I read part of the script. It's beautiful. What's the whole show called?" Liz looked up from the script and looked at Max.
"I'm not sure yet. It has to incorporate something with Eliza and Colin."
"Uh huh."
"So shall we rehearse the script, or work on the dance?"
"I think we should work on the dance. I still need a lot of practice. Especially when we dance together, the lifts, and the twirls." Liz said.
"Sure." He presses play and the song AT THE BEGINNING by Donna Lewis and Richard Marx starts to play.

"Close yourself, open...open...run one step, run another step jump," Max said and he lifts her holding her waist as she's above him. He spins her and brings her down. Her one foot reaches and she spins out of his reach. He grabs her arm and spins her back into his arms. Her back is facing his chest. He brings her closer and she gets out of his reach. She leaps, leaps again, spins herself down to the ground. He walks slowly to her and lifts her up.
"Phew. That's looking hot!" Carla said. "It's like you two were meant for these roles."
"Oh Carla! We didn't see you coming in," Liz said.
"I bet you didn't." She winks and Liz. "Listen, the others are coming in soon to practice." She told Max.
"Okay, fine by me. Liz still needs help, so I'm gonna dance with her bymself...while you all practice on your own. I'm leaving you in charge. Make sure they practice, and not goof around. We have five weeks till the show."
"Yes sir!" Carla goes into another room.
"Where were we?" Max said stepping back onto the floor.
"Can we practice that one move where you're holding my leg as my other is hooked with your foot? I don't think I still have it."
"Sure. Here. Take your right leg and wrap it around my left leg, and bring your left foot up. I will be holding your calf while I spin you. Like this." He spins her around. "We will be kissing during this spin." He looks away.
"Okay, I think I got it." She lets go. "Then this is the part where you hold my by the waist as I bend backwards and sway, right?"
"Yep."
"Okay. I think we should go work with the group now." She said.
"Fine by me."

The next few hours they worked with out any breaks. Liz finally got her moves right. They decided to take a break and Liz was to come back that night to practice the script.
"Liz, how can you handle him?" Maria asked back at Liz's apartment.
"What do you mean handle him?"
"He's being such a jerk to you."
"He was upset okay? There's really nothing to it."
"How can you be so calm? He was a jerk!"
"Yes he was. Just let him be. Whatever his story is, he'll open up when he wants to."
"You mean IF he wants to."
"Leave it alone. The show is gonna be spectacular. The lighting, the designs, the costumes. Maria, it's gonna be great. The dance is absolutely wonderful. I still don't know where he comes up with these moves. Like this one move, I have to wrap my right leg around his left foot, while he holds my left foot up and we're spinning together."
"Woah. Sounds too complicated for my brain to understand." Maria grinned. "I'm happy for you. Oh oh oh!! Guess what?"
"What?" Liz asked.
"I'm going on tour!" Maria squealed.
"REALLY!?" Liz screamed. "OH my gosh!" She hugged her best friend.
"When you leaving?"
"It's after your show, dont' worry. Since it's the beginning of August...I believe it starts in September something. I'm not sure. I'm going to be gone for six months."
"SIX MONTHS? WHO am I supposed to go to to talk?"
"Max?" Maria grinned.
"I dont' think so."
"Alex! Or Isabel."
"Oh I'll miss you so much! What about Michael?"
"Well, he has to stay. I mean, his work his here. I'm really unhappy about that. I mean we just got engaged!"
"Oh no!" This means your going to be missing Alex's and Isabel's wedding!"
"Yes this I know. I have to wait until they choose a date. Then I can do all the necessary arrangements."
"Oh. Well Maria. I have to go back to Max's. We have to practice the script."
"Oh the script. You still haven't told me about it."
"Oh. It's really beautiful. It's about this guy Colin, and girl Eliza. They knew each other when they were younger. Eliza was totally head over heels in love with Colin. Colin had no feelings towards Eliza. His only love was himself and his family. They find each other at this party. Colin asks Eliza to dance. It's pretty sweet. I can't tell you any more! I gotta go!" Liz grabbed her jacket.
"Yeah I should leave too." Maria grabbed her purse and they both left Liz's apartment.


sofia~






posted on 18-Oct-2001 8:52:06 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

chapter 19......

' ' are the play lines....

"'Dance with me?' " Max said.
"'Do I know you? You seem awfully familiar.' " Liz replied looking deeply into his eyes, trying to concentrate with out melting.
"'The name is...' "
"'Colin. Colin Griffin?' " Liz acted surprised.
"'Yes do you remember me Eliza?' "
'Vaguely.' She rolled her eyes.
"Please, Dance with me.' " He spoke softly.
"'Sure.' " She looks in his eyes and sparks fly.
"'When was the last time I saw you?' " She asks.
'It's been awhile. We were teenagers, in love...' "
'I was the only one in love. You, were something else Colin. You had no heart. You cared for no one, but yourself and your family. You never let anyone in, never let anyone make you happy.' " Liz said forcefully. This sounds so familiar she thought to herself.
'That was then, this is now.' Max leans in to kiss her and was mearly a centimeter from kissing her, and he backed out, just like Liz knew he would.

"Listen Max, you know we're going to have to kiss eventually."
"Yes, I do realize that."
"We are practicing. That means every action, every kiss, every line, every emotion," Liz said wanting that kiss.
"Maybe some other time."
"Okay, well then...let's just continue."

"'Stop Colin. I'm involved.' " She pushed him away.
"'Eliza, let me prove to you that I have changed.' " He pulled her towards her.
"'What part of I'M INVOLVED do you not understand?' " She pushed him back.
"'I get whatever I want.' "
"'Well this time you're not gonna get it.' "
"'Give me a chance.' "
"'I happen to have a loving boyfriend who is somewhere around here.' "
"'Well he would be here if he were loving. He wouldn't let another man be with his woman, now would he?' " Max said. He was supposed to plant a kiss on her again. He backed out again.

"Jeez Max, you really do have a problem with kissing don't you?" Liz said getting irritated. "I'm not a bad kisser if that's what your worried about." Liz grinned.
"I doubt you would be," Max muttered.
"What did you say?" Liz said not understanding what he said.
"Nothing."
"No, tell me what you said," Liz put her hands on her waist.
"Fine. I said I DOUBT YOU WOULD BE! There you satisfied?" Max became angry.
"Definetly," Liz whispered in his ear.
"Liz, stop." Said trying to make it sound as if he didn't like that.
"What, I'm not doing anything. Do you want to practice more...or are we done here?" She walked towards her things.
"Yeah, just go ahead. I think we're finished for now."
"It's been fun," she kissed him on the cheek and rushed out of there.
'Jeez...what the hell was I thinking, seducting Max Evans.....? Well at least now I know he enjoyed me whispering in his ear.' She walked down the hallway towards the door. She heard her name. She hoped Max was calling her, but it was Isabel.
"LIZ!" Isabel ran down the hall.
"Yes Isabel?"
"I saw what you were doing to Max," Isabel grinned.
"And what exactly was I trying to do?"
"Duh, Liz. You were seducting Max, and don't even lie to me about it."
"Okay, maybe I was. But Isabel, he's just not opening up. He wont' even kiss me during our scenes." Liz said frustrated.
"Just keep it up. Eventually he's gonna fall for you, I mean I personally think he's fallen for you already, and I mean head over heals in love. He's just not used to this feeling, I guess. I dont' know what's wrong with him." Isabel rolled her eyes. "Go figure."
"Dont' worry. I still have some things up my sleeves for Maxwell Evans."
"Good."

"Don't worry. I still have some things up my sleeves for Maxwell Evans." Max over heard. He gulped. What the hell was she planning to do to him? Is she trying to make him die...slowly?


sofia~

posted on 19-Oct-2001 11:51:55 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

THE KISS THE KISS THE KISS!!!!!!

chapter 20


"'Eliza!!!!!' "
"'Colin, stalking is illegal in all fifty states you know!' "
"'I love you. You have to realize that!' "
"'I realize that you dont' know what you're talking about! I realize that the one thing you want the most, you can't have it.' "
"'Eliza, don't get on that plane! We make such beautiful music together.' "
"'Music. That's all. You and I, we have nothing in common.' "
"'We both love each other.' " Max said. " 'And I will not stand here and let you get on the plan with that idiot.' " He grabbed her arm.
"'That idiot happens to be able to offer me a life you can't!' " Liz said forcefully. " 'At least it didn't take him 6 years to finally kiss me!' "
"'What can I say, I wait for the right moment.' " Max replied.
"'Jeez...I gotta go. Look at the time.' "
"'Don't leave!' "

"Wait wait wait! This scene totally changed. I thought you were leaving! Not my character," Liz finally notices.
"I made some changes. I realized that him begging her is better than him leaving her." Max replied.
"Oh, that makes sense."

"'I love you!' "
"'You already used that line. Try again.' "
"'I can give you that life. I can make you happy.' "
"'I never never had a doubt in my mind Max...' Er Sorry, I meant Colin," Liz made a mistake.

"Let's try that again. 'I love you!' "
"'You already used that line. Try again.' "
"'I can give you that life. I can make you happy.' "
"'I never had a doubt in my mind Max..' God damnit." Liz said.

"Let's just go on to the next scene." Max said.
"Fine."

"'I don't know what your problem is. I'm staying for pete's sake!' " Liz said.
"'Yeah, but I wanted you happy about it. You look as if you're going to kill me or something.' "
"'Or something? I think someone needs to work on their vocabulary.' " Liz said enjoying acting this part out.
"'What do I have to do to win you over? Huh? Be a perfect, boring gentleman Edward is?' " Max rolled his eyes. He grabbed her arm and pulled her closer to him. " 'Tell me I don't make you feel things. Tell me that you don't love me. Tell me that when you look in my eyes, you don't melt away.' "
"Yes you make me feel things. Yes when I look in your eyes I just want to melt into your arms. Yes, I am crazy about you! I have been ever since sophmore year of high school. And yes maybe I do love you, but that still....' " Liz stopped. This was the part where Max was supposed to interrupt her with a kiss. She knew he'd back out. "So okay. Kiss here. Long, deep, passionate kiss. Blah blah blah blah blah. Okay. 'Max, you can't just keep on kissing me everytime I have something to say.' "

"You screwed up your lines. You keep saying Max." Max noticed.
"Sorry. It's just comes out naturally, I guess." Liz went to her script and read it over. "I need a break. I'll be back in a few." She bent down to pick up her things making sure he had a good view of her ass. "Jeez...is it me or is it hot in here?" She took of her t-shirt and underneath was just a skin tight tank top that showed the curves of her body perfectly. Max just stared at her figure. Liz smiled. Good, at least I'm getting his attention now, she thought.

Few minutes later she comes back to see Max laying on the floor.
"Max? What are you doing?" Liz started laughing.
"What, can't a guy take a break?"
"Uh huh....laying on the floor."
"The floor is cold, and you're right about it being hot in this room." Max sat up. "Come on. Let's start at the last scene."
"Sounds good." Liz put her script down and took her place.

"'I don't know what your problem is. I'm staying for pete's sake!' " Liz said once again.
"'Yeah, but I wanted you happy about it. You look as if you're going to kill me or something.' "
"'Or something? I think someone needs to work on their vocabulary.' " Liz replied.
"'What do I have to do to win you over? Huh? Be a perfect, boring gentleman Edward is?' " Max rolled his eyes yet again. He grabbed her arm and pulled her closer to him. " 'Tell me I don't make you feel things. Tell me that you don't love me. Tell me that when you look in my eyes, you don't melt away.' "
"Yes okay! Yes you make me feel things! Yes when I look in your eyes I just want to melt into your arms. Yes, I am crazy about you! I have been ever since sophmore year of high school. And yes maybe I do love you, but that..." Liz didn't get a chance to say the last word. Max pulled her into a hug and lowered his lips down to hers. He's gonna back out, he's gonna back out, she thought to herself. His lips came closer and closer. Finally, his lips softly touched her lips.

sofia~
posted on 23-Oct-2001 6:39:03 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.


from chapter 20....
He's gonna back out, he's gonna back out, she thought to herself. His lips came closer and closer. Finally, his lips softly touched her lips.

new..chapter 21

His kisses became more passionate, and Liz of course did nothing to stop it. He finally backed off and let her go. " 'You just got to give me a chance. I'll prove it to you that I am the one for you.' " Max stated his line. He left a very dazed Liz. She stared at him for a few minutes. "Liz....your lines."
"Oh oh right. Sorry. ' Colin, kiss me again. Make me feel alive again.' " Liz said.

"'You're wish is my command.' " Max bent down and kissed her again. He let go of the kiss.

"Wow. Um..okay. I guess we're done here?" Liz said.

"Not quite." Max whispered.

"What does that mean?" Liz turned to face him.

"Oh..I just meant we have to work on the dances." Max looked at her.

'Righttttttt.' "Okay. So let's just get everything together today. Songs and crap like that."

"Fine." They both go towards a table and sit down.

"Song one: Pink, "You make me sick." Song two: Michael Jackson, "The way you make me feel." Song three: Da Buzz, "Let me Love you tonight." Song four: Donna Lewis and Richard Marx, "At the Beginning." Song five: Dido, "Here with me." Last song: Sheryl Crow, "I Shall Believe." Max read off.

"Sounds good."

"The acts are between each dances. There will be five minutes after each dance and act for us to change."

"Five minutes? Isn't that cutting it a little close?" Liz asked worridly.

"Five minutes is plenty. You'll have women in the back to help you get out of each of your costumes. Ask Tess, she knows."

"Okay. So the lighting and the background designs are done?"

"Almost. The crew is still working out the lighting. The designs are going to be computerized and projected on to the stage. Alex working on that a little bit. He's gonna make the final decisions on that." Max said as he looked at her.

"Hey Max," Isabel said.

"Izzy, its' like eleven o'clock, why are you still here?" Max asked.

"I'm leaving now. Just wanted to say bye. Jeez." Isabel rolled her eyes. "Oh Liz, tomorrow we're going dress shopping."

"We?"

"Oh I totally forgot to ask you! Will you be one of my bride'smaid?" Isabel grinned.

"Well of course I will!" Liz got up and hugged Isabel.

"Tomorrow at 12:00 we're meeting here."

"Why do you always insist on meeting here?" Max sighed.

"You have a perfect location, that's why," Liz answered. "Don't worry I'll be here at 12."

"Okay great. I guess I'll talk to you later." Isabel left.

"Well, I should get going. I need my beauty sleep." Liz yawned.

"Yeah. Tomorrrow come back after shopping with Isabel. And then in a week we have dress rehearsals. The week after is our show. We have to work our assess of that week."

"Sure, no problem. Oh did the tickets sell?"

"Oh did they! All seven shows are sold out!" Max grinned.

"Oh my gosh!" Liz hugged him. "Sorry." She let go. "Just got a little excited. Anyways, I'll see you tomorrow. Bye."

"Bye."

sofia~
posted on 4-Nov-2001 8:21:01 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.


"So we finally kissed," Liz said out of the blue to Maria and Isabel as they were driving back from shopping.

"Oh my gosh. You got Max to kiss you?" Isabel asked.

"Well it was for the play. But he opened up."

"How open did he exactly get?" Maria asked.

"No not like that. Oh and oh my god. He kisses are soooooo good. A hundred times better than any guy I've ever dated." Liz says as she remembers Max's lips on hers.

"Liz, he is my brother. Please, I dont' like to hear these things." Isabel laughed. "Where am I dropping you?"

"Oh Max asked me to stop by."

"Oh did he now?" Maria smiled. "Iz, just drop me off at the apartment." Isabel dropped off Maria and then went to Max's house.

"Bye Iz."

"Bye Liz." Liz went inside the house. This house was becoming her second home. She knew every single part of it. She smiled. She went to the studio and saw Max sleeping on a bed. 'Awwww. That's so cute.' Liz goes over to the cd player and puts on soft music. She starts doing some improv. She loved doin improv. She could do whatever she wanted. Few minutes later Max woke up and saw her dancing. He rubbed his eyes. He was watching her. He loved to watch her. He loved everything about her. Loved? He loves Liz? "Good evening sleepyhead." Liz said. She shut off the music and walked over to him. "So, why'd you need me to come?"

'Oh I need you alright.' "Um..." Max was trying to remember why he asked her over. Liz laughed.

"You're still in that sleep phase. It might take you awhile to remember. I'm gonna go grab something to eat." Liz walked by him. Liz went to go grab something to eat as Max went to the washroom to wash his face. He used some listerine too to make his mouth feel fresh. Kissing her with bad breath was a bad idea. He smiled. Maybe letting someone in wasn't a bad idea afterall.

"Max?" Liz came down. He heard her.

"Yah, I'll be right out." He came out a few minutes later, wearing shorts and no shirt. Liz just gawked. She looked away. He smiled. The room was definetly getting hotter to her. She took off her coat. "I'm glad I get you all hot and bothered." He whispered. She blushed even more. She hit him slightly on the arm.

"Shutup. I'm hot."

"Mmmm..hmmm. Okay."

"So why am I here again?"

'Cuz I wanna have my way with you right now?' Max thought. "Um.....oh, right. Last minutes fixes. I just wanted to go over last minute things with you."

"Why? I'm not the director."

"Oh I always did this with Tess, so I figured..."

"It's okay Max." Liz gave him one of her gorgeous smiles.

Few hours later it was around eight oclock.

"Dinner?" Max asked.

"What?"

"Do you want to get some dinner?"

"Yeah that would be great. I am kind of hungry."

"I was going to order Chinese. Is that okay for you?"

"Yeah sounds good. I'll eat whatever you're getting. I eat everything."

"Okay. I'll be right back." He goes to the phone in another part of the house. He comes back after a few minutes. "Can you wait for another hour or so? They're really busy."

"Yep. I can wait."

"Okay."

When the food came they sat in living room area where the TV was. After they finished eating Max asked, "Uh..do you want me to drop you home?"

"Are you kicking me out?" Liz said.

"Of course not. It's just getting a little late."

"Max, it's only nine thirty."

"Right...." He got up and left the room.

"Now who's the nervous one?" Liz teased. "How about we watch a movie? Got any good ones?" She walked up to his DVD collection. "Sleepy Hollow or Final Destination?" she said outloud.

"Sleepy Hollow." Max replied as he came back from wherever he went.

"Sleepy Hollow it is. Um..I dont' know how to work your system thing." Liz said. She handed over the movie to Max. He set everything up. "Can you shut the lights?" So he did. Max sat down right next to Liz. They must've dozed off because the next morning, Liz's head was on top of Max's chest.


sofia~
posted on 7-Nov-2001 9:15:59 PM
TITLE: the way you dance
Author: Sofia
SUMMARY: well...it's about a guy named Max who is a choreagrapher and dancer for a dance company, Tess is his main dancer who is in love with him, but the love is not returned. Tess gets hurt, Max finds Liz, Liz is gets engaged to Kyle. Maria and Michael are a couple. its AU. I love AU stories. (no aliens)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any of them.

chapter 23

Liz was the first to wake up early the next morning. She found herself tangled in something. She tried to get out. She opened her eyes and realized she wasn't tangled in something, but with someone. She rested her head back on Max's bare chest. Her hands were underneath him. She couldn't get them out. His arms were holding her in place. She laughed softly. "Max. Wake up."

"No honey. Five more minutes."

"Max, sweetie, wake up."

"No." He said and he rolled over which made Liz on the bottom and Max on top of her. Max's head was on the upper part of her body. Well, at least her hands were free now. She laughed again. "Max!!!!!" she cried. Nothing. "MAXXXXX!!!" Again, nothing. "MAXWELL EVANS GET YOUR ASS UP!!!" she screamed in his ear. He woke up and rolled onto the floor.

"What? I was having a good dream."

"Sorry to disturb you." Liz looked down at him grinning.

"Liz? Liz what are you doing here at.." he looked at his watch, "at 4:00 in the morning?" He rubbed his eyes obviously not realizing what had happened.

"We must've fallen asleep." Liz shrugged her shoulders. "I fell asleep on you. And you were hold me so tight I couldn't get out. Not that I minded you being on top of me," she muttered. Max heard her. He looked up at her and she continued. "So I tried waking you and you just rolled over on top of me."

"I wish I were awake for that." Max just said outloud. Liz stared at him. "Oh god. I just said that outloud didn't I?"

"Mmm hmmm." Liz smiled. She held the pillow close to her.

"I'm sorry. I was sleeping and just having a good dream and I dont' know what came over me." Max rambled on.

"Max."

"I'm sorry. I'm sorry I'm sorry."

"Max."

"Dont' be angry. I mean if I was in your position I probably would've felt a little weird. So I'm sorry."

"Max!" Okay this was getting her no where. Max started apologizing again. He's so cute. She pushed him against a wall and kissed him hard on the lips. That will shut him up, hopefully! He happily returned the kisses. She opened her mouth a little more. Her hands snuck up around his neck and his around her waist. He pulled her closer to him. They were kissing so passionately making up for lost times. He pushed her back on to the sofa where she was on the bottom and he was on top. She was getting so dizzy from his kisses. His oh so amazing kisses. She couldn't stop. He wasn't better off either. But he had to end it. This could go no where. He knew that. It would just end in disaster. He got up from where he was leaving a very confused Liz.

"Look I'm sorry. That...shouldn't have happened." Max blurted out. "You can stay in one of the guest rooms if you'd like."

'Ooooohh. I was so close. So close. I was so close to making him mine.' Liz thought getting angry. Instead she had tears in her eyes. 'I gotta make this look real. After all I am an actress.' "I thought....what....what just happened?" A tear fell down her face.

"It shouldn't have happened." Max actually had a hard time believing himself. Always ends in heartbreak.

As if she read his mind..."Not everything always ends in heartbreak Max. You'll learn this someday." Liz walked passed him.


sofia~ oh don't hate me pleaseeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanx for the feedback everyone!