Hey All, this is my first fan fic, so be gentle.

Disclaimer: This story is based on fictional characters from the series Roswell. I do not own anything to do with Roswell and will not make any money from this story. All rights lay with the authors and producers of Roswell.

Author: Leaving_normal (Indie3310⊕hotmail.com)

Synopsis: Okay, this is set after Departure. Everything’s exactly the same, although Ava (the New York Dupe) has returned to Roswell and is accepted by the group. Before Ava came, Liz and Max had kissed, but Liz had backed away on Ava’s return, slightly scared about being hurt again. It’s all written in the short prologue. The flashbacks and the prologue are really only to set the scene, the real story begins on the first chapter. It’s a gang fic, with a lot of dreamer and candy stuff!

Rating: Um, I’m from England, so I don’t know anything about American Ratings. Though as a warning, it’s got like, some bad language but that’s about it.

Feedback: I’d like loads, if you could! I really like writing, so any criticism is a big help. I’ve also got other stories if anyone wants to read them!

You Can't control Your Destiny

Setting the scene: Important bits from Departure

*FLASH*

Max turned to Liz, fear in his eyes.
“ Liz, Tess is pregnant with my son. We’re going home.”

*FLASH*

Sitting in his jeep, Liz was close to tears as she said goodbye,
“ I can’t believe this is all I have of you.” She whispered as she took the alien pendant out of Max’s hands.
“ Just tell me one thing do you love her?”
“ Not like I love you.” Max whispered, as he leant in to kiss her.

*FLASH*

Liz turned to Maria, her eyes wide and thoughts running through her brain at a million miles an hour.
“ Tess did it. Tess killed Alex.” Maria’s eyes opened wide,
“ What?!”
“ Tess mind warped him, and when he broke out of the mind warp she killed him.”

*FLASH*

Inside the grenelith chamber, Max held his hand against the illuminate cylinder. Michael watched hesitantly. He knew it, he knew he couldn’t go. He turned to Max,
“ I can’t go Max.”

*FLASH*

“ Tess did it, Tess killed Alex.” Liz shouted at the top of her lungs. Max turned around to see Liz, Kyle, Maria and Michael standing in the Grenelith chamber. He looked at them questioningly,
“ Tess is this true?”
“ I wish I hadn’t, but I did.” Tess shook her blond head,
“ But that doesn’t matter now. Max I’m carrying your son. Why could you never love me like you love her?” Max held is stare firm, as she backed away. He held his hand up to her face, as if to kill her. She stared at him,
“ You kill me Max, you kill our son.”
“ Go Tess, but this isn’t over.”

*FLASH*

Max turned to Liz after watching his only way home escape him,
“ I’ve been wrong about a lot, but I was right about one thing. To get you into my life, to be around you, to love you.”

*FLASH*

Maria grabbed onto Michael.
“ You opened the door and you came out, why? You stayed for me.”

*FLASH*

Isabel turned to her brother,
“ What now Max?”
“ I have to save my son.”


Prologue

Max shuddered as he walked into Liz’s bedroom with her. In his memory danced the vision of Liz and Kyle, together in her bed. Liz turned to him,
“ Max I’m home. You can go now, go home and get some sleep you know. It’s been a hard time for all of us.” Max raised his head, determined not to leave without telling her how he felt. He raised his tired eyes, as she switched on her lamp to brighten the darkening room.
“ Liz I, we, are we-”
“ We’re not anything yet Max.” She stared wistfully out of the window, and contemplated telling him about the visit she had had from Future Max a couple of months earlier. He touched her lightly on the shoulders; she closed her eyes,
“ Max…” she stuttered and turned around to face him. Her lips trembled as she stood so close to him.
“ A couple of months ago, someone came to me. Someone from the future. Um, you might want to sit down,” She said as he took a seat on her bed, looking totally bewildered,
“ Liz, time travel isn’t possible. Well, I mean…” Liz looked at him, tears in her eyes. She could have almost smiled at the prospect of Max thinking time travel was impossible. After all, it wasn’t so long ago she thought it wasn’t possible for aliens to exist.
“ Max, it was you. You came back to tell me that unless we broke up it’d cause the end of the world.” She closed her eyes and gulped. Max furrowed his eyebrows and began to process this information,
“ Liz, how could us being together possibly cause the end of the world?” He asked calmly, Liz sat beside him, preparing to tell him all the things she had wanted to tell him since the night he had seen her with Kyle.
“ Tess wasn’t here when your enemies came, or will come, or wherever we are. She left because of me, and without her, 14 years in the future, you lose to your enemies, and Michael and Isabel…” Liz said, wilfully letting her voice trail off; but Max pushed her for more information,
“ Michael and Isabel?” Liz swallowed hard,
“ They die Max.” Max got up as his mind flickered with information. Liz had done all those things because he had told her to. Isabel and Michael died. Liz hadn’t slept with Kyle. He spun around,
“ I’m sorry Liz. God, I’m sorry.” He said, approaching her once more. She looked at him,
“ So that’s why I did what I did Max, but what you did, that’s not explainable.” She turned and opened the window, physically asking him to leave. Max gazed up at her,
“ I couldn’t live knowing that you hated me.” She bit her lip.
“ I don’t hate you Max. But you slept with Tess, she’s having your child. How do you just get over something like that?” She asked him, leaving her window open and sitting down on the bed with him. She sighed, as the slight breeze flew through her window. Max lifted his head,
“ I’m not asking you to get over it Liz, I’m asking you not to hate me.” Liz did something then which may have changed her future forever. The soft breeze flowing through her window pushed her hair off her face, as she leant over and kissed Max gently on the lips. Pulling away, she whispered,
“ I’ve never hated you Max.”

“ Michael you stayed. You stayed. And you stayed for me.” Maria said, staring into his huge brown eyes. The same huge brown eyes that he rolled, every time Maria repeated the same words over and over again. He diverted his eyes away from her, as she snuggled into his chest. He watched the screen for a while, although his mind wondered. Tess was gone. His only way home was gone. He’d just given up everything for Maria. Michael felt like this was something completely new for him, something completely new and completely scary. He tightened his grip around her,
“ Maria?” He asked quietly, she hummed, not taking her head off his chest.
“ The reason I stayed is because this is my home.” He said plainly. She opened her eyes, and lifted her head off his chest.
“ But Michael, you’ve always been on this quest…” She said as her voice trailed off.
“ Maybe I found something out this time Maria. You’re my home okay. Without you I don’t know where I’d be.” He said quickly, kissing her head. Maria felt like she was going to cry, as she lifted herself completely up until she was sitting next to Michael. She couldn’t believe it, in the past two days, Michael had said more romantic things to her than they had during the 2 years they were ‘seeing’ each other. She smiled,
“ I love you Michael.” She said quietly, Michael’s eyes flickered as he realised this was way too emotional by his standards. He cleared his throat.
“ So I ain’t eaten and that pastas still sitting on the table, go and heat it up.” Maria laughed. There he was, her Michael. She laughed again as she got off his sofa and hit his playfully with a pillow, grabbing the pasta on the way to the kitchen.

Two days later…

“ So yo, she’s gone ain’t she.” The familiar voice ran through Isabel as she turned round suddenly.
“ Ava? You’re back?” Ava nodded slightly, as she pranced around the Evans’ living room. Isabel stood open mouthed,
“ Max!” She hollered. Ava settled herself on the sofa, kicking off her shoes. Max came out of his room, followed closely by Liz. He stopped as he realised she was sitting on the sofa.
“ Oh my god.” Liz whispered. Max dropped his glass,
“ Ava, you’re back.”
“ Talk about repetition. Yeah, I’m back. You’re left without a fourth right? Here I am.” Liz looked to Max. Looked like his destiny was back.
Setting the scene: Important bits from Departure

*FLASH*

Max turned to Liz, fear in his eyes.
“ Liz, Tess is pregnant with my son. We’re going home.”

*FLASH*

Sitting in his jeep, Liz was close to tears as she said goodbye,
“ I can’t believe this is all I have of you.” She whispered as she took the alien pendant out of Max’s hands.
“ Just tell me one thing do you love her?”
“ Not like I love you.” Max whispered, as he leant in to kiss her.

*FLASH*

Liz turned to Maria, her eyes wide and thoughts running through her brain at a million miles an hour.
“ Tess did it. Tess killed Alex.” Maria’s eyes opened wide,
“ What?!”
“ Tess mind warped him, and when he broke out of the mind warp she killed him.”

*FLASH*

Inside the grenelith chamber, Max held his hand against the illuminate cylinder. Michael watched hesitantly. He knew it, he knew he couldn’t go. He turned to Max,
“ I can’t go Max.”

*FLASH*

“ Tess did it, Tess killed Alex.” Liz shouted at the top of her lungs. Max turned around to see Liz, Kyle, Maria and Michael standing in the Grenelith chamber. He looked at them questioningly,
“ Tess is this true?”
“ I wish I hadn’t, but I did.” Tess shook her blond head,
“ But that doesn’t matter now. Max I’m carrying your son. Why could you never love me like you love her?” Max held is stare firm, as she backed away. He held his hand up to her face, as if to kill her. She stared at him,
“ You kill me Max, you kill our son.”
“ Go Tess, but this isn’t over.”

*FLASH*

Max turned to Liz after watching his only way home escape him,
“ I’ve been wrong about a lot, but I was right about one thing. To get you into my life, to be around you, to love you.”

*FLASH*

Maria grabbed onto Michael.
“ You opened the door and you came out, why? You stayed for me.”

*FLASH*

Isabel turned to her brother,
“ What now Max?”
“ I have to save my son.”


Prologue

Max shuddered as he walked into Liz’s bedroom with her. In his memory danced the vision of Liz and Kyle, together in her bed. Liz turned to him,
“ Max I’m home. You can go now, go home and get some sleep you know. It’s been a hard time for all of us.” Max raised his head, determined not to leave without telling her how he felt. He raised his tired eyes, as she switched on her lamp to brighten the darkening room.
“ Liz I, we, are we-”
“ We’re not anything yet Max.” She stared wistfully out of the window, and contemplated telling him about the visit she had had from Future Max a couple of months earlier. He touched her lightly on the shoulders; she closed her eyes,
“ Max…” she stuttered and turned around to face him. Her lips trembled as she stood so close to him.
“ A couple of months ago, someone came to me. Someone from the future. Um, you might want to sit down,” She said as he took a seat on her bed, looking totally bewildered,
“ Liz, time travel isn’t possible. Well, I mean…” Liz looked at him, tears in her eyes. She could have almost smiled at the prospect of Max thinking time travel was impossible. After all, it wasn’t so long ago she thought it wasn’t possible for aliens to exist.
“ Max, it was you. You came back to tell me that unless we broke up it’d cause the end of the world.” She closed her eyes and gulped. Max furrowed his eyebrows and began to process this information,
“ Liz, how could us being together possibly cause the end of the world?” He asked calmly, Liz sat beside him, preparing to tell him all the things she had wanted to tell him since the night he had seen her with Kyle.
“ Tess wasn’t here when your enemies came, or will come, or wherever we are. She left because of me, and without her, 14 years in the future, you lose to your enemies, and Michael and Isabel…” Liz said, wilfully letting her voice trail off; but Max pushed her for more information,
“ Michael and Isabel?” Liz swallowed hard,
“ They die Max.” Max got up as his mind flickered with information. Liz had done all those things because he had told her to. Isabel and Michael died. Liz hadn’t slept with Kyle. He spun around,
“ I’m sorry Liz. God, I’m sorry.” He said, approaching her once more. She looked at him,
“ So that’s why I did what I did Max, but what you did, that’s not explainable.” She turned and opened the window, physically asking him to leave. Max gazed up at her,
“ I couldn’t live knowing that you hated me.” She bit her lip.
“ I don’t hate you Max. But you slept with Tess, she’s having your child. How do you just get over something like that?” She asked him, leaving her window open and sitting down on the bed with him. She sighed, as the slight breeze flew through her window. Max lifted his head,
“ I’m not asking you to get over it Liz, I’m asking you not to hate me.” Liz did something then which may have changed her future forever. The soft breeze flowing through her window pushed her hair off her face, as she leant over and kissed Max gently on the lips. Pulling away, she whispered,
“ I’ve never hated you Max.”

“ Michael you stayed. You stayed. And you stayed for me.” Maria said, staring into his huge brown eyes. The same huge brown eyes that he rolled, every time Maria repeated the same words over and over again. He diverted his eyes away from her, as she snuggled into his chest. He watched the screen for a while, although his mind wondered. Tess was gone. His only way home was gone. He’d just given up everything for Maria. Michael felt like this was something completely new for him, something completely new and completely scary. He tightened his grip around her,
“ Maria?” He asked quietly, she hummed, not taking her head off his chest.
“ The reason I stayed is because this is my home.” He said plainly. She opened her eyes, and lifted her head off his chest.
“ But Michael, you’ve always been on this quest…” She said as her voice trailed off.
“ Maybe I found something out this time Maria. You’re my home okay. Without you I don’t know where I’d be.” He said quickly, kissing her head. Maria felt like she was going to cry, as she lifted herself completely up until she was sitting next to Michael. She couldn’t believe it, in the past two days, Michael had said more romantic things to her than they had during the 2 years they were ‘seeing’ each other. She smiled,
“ I love you Michael.” She said quietly, Michael’s eyes flickered as he realised this was way too emotional by his standards. He cleared his throat.
“ So I ain’t eaten and that pastas still sitting on the table, go and heat it up.” Maria laughed. There he was, her Michael. She laughed again as she got off his sofa and hit his playfully with a pillow, grabbing the pasta on the way to the kitchen.

Two days later…

“ So yo, she’s gone ain’t she.” The familiar voice ran through Isabel as she turned round suddenly.
“ Ava? You’re back?” Ava nodded slightly, as she pranced around the Evans’ living room. Isabel stood open mouthed,
“ Max!” She hollered. Ava settled herself on the sofa, kicking off her shoes. Max came out of his room, followed closely by Liz. He stopped as he realised she was sitting on the sofa.
“ Oh my god.” Liz whispered. Max dropped his glass,
“ Ava, you’re back.”
“ Talk about repetition. Yeah, I’m back. You’re left without a fourth right? Here I am.” Liz looked to Max.

Looked like his destiny was back.