posted on 16-Oct-2002 11:38:49 PM
Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters or rights to Roswell or Dark Angel, or any songs that may be used.

Summary: I don't know If I will take this further just tell me what you think, I'm busy with uni and work so I don't know how much time I will have on my hands. It's obviously a Roswell / Dark Angel crossover, and at present is mostly from Liz's POV. Hope you enjoy.

special note:

"To whoever you are: we may not have a huge army but we do have huge hearts. When you start murdering innocent Australians (and others), not only do you bond Australians together, you seal your own fate." unknown
We will remember those who died in the Bali blasts like we remember our ANZACs. Lest We Forget.




Side kicks... All the super heroes have one, if they don’t, they should go out right now and find one. The side kick is usually the brains behind the brawn. Except for Robin he’s an exception. If they really knew me they would realise that I’m not just a side kick. But they don’t, I’m just little miss Parker, scientist and side kick extraordinaire. I’m like the Willow of the gang, minus the witchiness, although I do have a few other things up my sleeve. Things no one knows about, not even Max. Not even Ria and I’ve known her for most of my life here in Roswell, New Mexico. So that’s me miss Liz- side kick, cheating ex of superhero Max - Parker. Highest GPA in the school, boring looks, boring dress sense (if only they knew)and boring life. Ha. You see the reason why I became miss Liz- cheating -Parker, was because I had a visitor from the future, telling me I had to make Max fall out of love with me, that the future of the world as we know it would depend on it. So what do I do, I go and pretend to sleep with Max’s arch nemesis and let Max find me in bed with him. Hey I told you I didn’t want to be the brains of this superhero combination! So In the process of losing Max, I lost everything. My love, my dignity, and the respect of everyone around me. Sometimes I wonder if it was worth it, and then I see Maria and Michael, Alex and Isabel and of course Max and Beast girl -no hostility there, no not at all - and I know that it had to be done. That’s the way it was supposed to be. The four of them were stronger together, as a unit.
So that’s one of the secrets I’m carrying around, I saved the whole damn world. And if you thought that was a doozy wait till you hear the next one...

I too carry around a secret that could destroy me if the wrong people found out. I’m more like them then they will ever realise. their secret exists in their alienus. My secret exists in the barcode on the back of my neck. That one barcode is the key to all my secrets. Not only secrets but pain and torture, that even they would not be able to comprehend. Except maybe Max. But most importantly that barcode holds the key to my past, my memories. Memories that if I allow myself to forget them, I know I will become what I never wanted to be, but what they wanted me to be. A killer, a soldier, an assassin.

You see like Max, Isabel, Michael and Tess - can I have some hair to go with the bleach- Harding, I am different. Like them, if the wrong people found out I’d be locked in a cage and experimented on. I am from what was known as the X5 series. My designation...X5 458. I was implanted into the embryo of a young girl...my mother. I have super DNA, you wouldn’t believe the mix I have in me! They’re aim...To make a super soldier.
I’m a transgenic warrior, designed to fight; designed to kill. I may not be able to blast things to smithereens but trust me when I say that I can hold my own in a fight. I can run faster than a speeding bullet, I have catlike reflexes, and I heal faster than the average person. For eight years of my life I was taught, instructed how to fight. How to kill. I was tortured in ways even they wouldn’t believe. But I wasn’t alone.
I had thirteen others with me. They may not all have been biologically related, but they were the people I grew up with, we protected each other, and we were with each other when we escaped. We didn’t know what the outside world was going to be like, we just knew It had to of been better then this.

We escaped nine years ago, I lost track of them after the escape, but I know they are out there, and when the time comes they will make themselves known. I was picked up walking alongside the road, I was cold and I was scared, but I was a soldier, I wasn’t allowed to show emotions. I was picked up by a newlywed couple who were on there way to start a new life in Roswell, New Mexico. They are the people I am proud to call mum and dad today; Nancy and Jeff Parker. Owners of the Crashdown, a cafe in which I work and live. It was there my life changed. But you all know that don’t you? I got shot Max brought me back to life, blah, blah, blah...don’t think I’m not grateful, because really I am, If it wasn’t for Max I’d be dead. But it just got so complicated from there. With the shooting, the orbs, and the arrival of Tess, I never had the chance to tell anyone what I really was, what I was capable of. And It’s not like they were going to question me, I never gave them anything to question me about. But I‘ve been getting this feeling lately that something’s coming, It could be today, it could be tomorrow, it could be in 10 years time, but whatever it is, we will need to be prepared. Because this will be like something none of us have ever seen or experienced before. Maybe that stunt I pulled to prevent the end of the world wasn’t worth it, you just can’t mess with things like that, sure destiny, in some way, can be changed. But to change the fate of the world, to alter natures path, I think I may have gotten in over my head.
But who would I have been to say no to the one reason I am still here today, to the love of my life?

So there you have it. I’m a freak, a genetic mutant. An X5 warrior, a killing machine and a science geek all packed into one stealth package. I am Liz Parker.

I feel like there’s something I’ve missed telling you. Something you really should know.
Oh that’s right, I have a sister, a biological twin sister. Back at Manticore, my living hell, something happened when they were messing around with the DNA, and somehow they made to of us, two exact replicas. Of course there are some minor differences, appearance wise, but other than that our DNA is identical. No one there ever found out how it happened, but trust me when I say they tried. I still experience nightmares from what they did to try and find out, but they never could. It was labelled a freak accident, a one in a million chance. Imagine the time they could have saved, creating two soldiers at a time, imagined the trouble it could have caused. We were an accident, but all the pain, all the torture, all the experiments were worth it, knowing that I had a twin sister. X5 459, or Max as we named her. Max was introduced to the world first, and then 4 minutes later I came out. We were the first and the last set of twins born under the dark roofs of Manticore. Apparently there was a prophecy surrounding us, we never found out what it was.
We got separated in the escape of 91, but I know she’s out there, and we will be re united. We have to be. I just hope wherever she is, she’s safe and she’s happy., and she’s got some one understanding who knows the truth about her and is helping protect her. Maybe It wouldn’t be so bad if they knew, maybe we could save the world together. Maybe someday I will find the courage to tell them, just not today.





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posted on 17-Oct-2002 2:44:56 AM
hey guys thanks for the feedback. This is only my 2nd fic ever and the other one was only a one parter so I totally appreciate your comments and/or suggestions. thanks again for the positive feedback.


Author: bel_83
Title: Secrets and Sidekicks

Hey guys I probably won't be able to get updates out this quickly, especially with the millions of assignments I've got. I'll try at least every thursday and possibly weekends. But I've only got three weeks of uni left and then I'm all yours for 3 whole moths, while I'm on break!
If I don't fail anything. I haven't failed anything yet so fingers crossed!


PART 2

So I’ve been thinking about things. You know the whole sidekick concept, I’ve decided that maybe it’s better to be a Robin than a Willow or a Lois. They’re never given any credit, and they’re always coming up with the vital information that saves the day. They, I have decided, are under rated and definitely under valued. And that’s the way I feel. Ever since the ‘incident’, my opinion had come to mean nothing. Only when they need something do they come to me. Maybe I was never meant to be anything more to them then the science nerd. but I know I’m more to others out there. My brothers and sisters. I don’t think I really told you much about them did I? I have seven brothers and five sisters wondering around out there somewhere. You know Max, my identical twin. Then there is Tinga, Brin, Kryt, Ali, Sil, Ben, Alec, Seb, Cal, Trist, Catch and of course big brother Zach. Zach was the leader of the unit. The CO or commanding officer, he was always looking out for us, he was the first of the X5’s, and the best. So that’s them, my brothers and sisters, my fellow transgenics, and the only people in the world who know the truth about me. But lately I’ve been thinking that maybe it’s time to let the others in on my little secret. I’ve become isolated from them, and I know we were always taught not to let our emotions guide us, but it hurts. It hurts bad. Ok I think you know enough back ground info, for the real story to get started. Just remember me transgenic, them alien, others human. And if the wrong people find out, well that would be bad.


“Hey Ria, what ya doing there.”

“Hey Lizzie. Babe. We haven’t spoken for ages. So what’s been going on with you girl? I look around and I see everything falling apart. Max is moping round like a puppy dog giving Kyle death glares. What is that about anyways. Geeze can we all say jealous much, you think he’d have gotten over the fact that you and Kyle went out for like two seconds, plus you dumped him for him, only to get your heart trodden on. More then once might I had. And then there’s Tess, I wish that girl would just give it a rest already. Oh Maxie what about our destiny, Maxie I am your queen, you are my king we are destined to be together. Maxie would you like me to stick my nose anymore up your ass, I really wouldn’t mind. What is with that girl? Can’t she see he is like totally in love with you? And then there’s Alex, we so have to get that boy a backbone! He’s still following Isabel around like a puppy dog. And the Ice Queen herself, what a bitch leading Alex along like that. What gives her the right, she may be some alien princess from another planet, but right now she is on our planet. And of course there’s my very own stonewall himself, Michael. It’s on, it’s off , what does he think I am? A light switch? I don’t think so, from now on Maria Deluca is taking no crap from no one. So anyway how ya been chica?

“Maria, seems like you’ve had a lot of time on your hands lately. You shouldn’t think about things so much. How about we go do something together tonight. Just us girls, you me and Alex.

“Hey I take offence to that, I protect you with my manly muscles, and watch out for you with my piercing blue eyes. I’ll have you know, a lot of girls would pay a lot of money, for a piece of this. So how are my two favourite girls anyway?”

“Hey Alex, where did you come from? What’s wrong did you lose Isabel did she escape from your masculine grasp, or did you scare her away with your piercing gaze.”

“He, he, he. Good one Lizzie. I didn’t think you had it in you. I didn’t realize your scientific brain took time out for fun and games. Who is this person, who stole my innocent brown haired, doe eyed Elizabeth away. Who corrupted this once lovely specimen of a girl, into this fiery, sarcastic witch. I think you‘ve been hanging around one Maria Deluca too long.”

“ Shut up you Bitch.”

“Whore”

“Tart”

“Guys...
The jingle of the Crashdown bell draws our attention away from the friendly banter that has been so non existent since all this began.

“I think the room just got a whole lot chillier.”

In walk the pod squad. Max avoids all eye contact, gee that’s gonna hurt a while. The other three send me death glares. If they had ray guns for eyes, I can tell you I’d be dead by now. They sit at the usual booth, of course its in my section.

“Maria?”

“Sorry chica, they’re in your section and I've got my own issues with them at the moment. You’re gonna have to handle this one yourself. You have to face him sooner or later anyways.”

I reluctantly drag myself over to their table, forcing a smile on my face as I approached them.

“Hi my name’s Liz, I’ll be your waitress for the evening.” That’s right that's me cool, calm and collected.
Of course Max had to go and make eye contact, now I’m trapped his amber orbs drawing me in. Come on Liz, you can’t just go weak at the knees whenever you look at him. You were trained to kill, you were tortured and beaten for goodness sakes, and this of all things sends you weak at the knees. Look away Liz, slowly drag your eyes away from those gorgeous depths of green and specks of gold that seem to drag you in so deep. Just. Look. Away. Damn how does he draw me in like that. I spot movement out of the corner of my eye, which forces me to look away and break eye contact. My attention is drawn to the corner of the cafe. The room starts to spin, as I see a familiar pair of green eyes looking at me.

“Zach?”















































posted on 18-Oct-2002 4:00:24 AM
Hey you guys are absolutely awesome. Ive got a new part for you, I should have another one up tomeorrow, but after that you might have to wait until thursday, we'll see what happenes. Uni work won't get itself done. Unfortunately! But I will try my best.

Well it looks like majority rules, and the pairing will be Liz and a DA guy, but which one, you will have to wait and see!!!!I'm usually a dreamer, but for you guys I'm winging it!!

Thanks again for all the positive feedback. I haven't written more than a one parter before so its great. I'm studying writing as a sub major at uni, so feedback always helps.
Ok one question, how do I update the title, to show new parts??? I'm kinda new at this

Ok enough of me on with the show...


Author: bel_83
Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Disclaimer: I own nothing PART 3

It couldn’t be. Could it? Zack wouldn’t just show himself like that, after 8 years. My mind is in a spin as my feet unknowingly take me across then cafe. I feel six pairs of eyes on me as I walk towards him, but I can only focus on one. He hasn’t changed a bit, he still carries himself like a soldier. I can see the hardened look in his eyes, that shows me that he hasn’t been able to let go of the past, and the squareness of his jaw that shows whose in charge. I wish his eyes weren’t so dim. I know when we were back in that place he copped it the worst. he was the leader, our Commanding officer. I think, no I know, he protected us from further hurt. He’d take our punishment for us, and he would never accept a thankyou. Emotions were a weakness back then. And by the looks on his face, It appears that nothing has changed.
Before I know It we are standing toe to toe, face to face. Bright green eyes staring into chocolate brown eyes. Before I have time to stop myself, I find myself in his arms, tears streaming down me face.

“Zack. Zack. Zack.”

I repeat his name over and over, like a mantra, afraid that if I look up he will be gone and it would have all been an illusion.

“Zack, Is it really you?”

“It’s me Lizzie. It’s me.”

I cannot believe it, it really is him. All through this exchange I notice that he is not returning my hug, my arms are around him, my face in the crook of his neck, whilst his arms remain limply by his side. I feel how uncomfortable he is and I curse Manticore once more for the impact it left on all of our lives. Yet I remain where I am, with my arms around my brother. My brother. Who I haven’t seen for 9 years who I didn't think I would ever see again. I know I hoped, but for it to be so soon that was a dream.
I feel six pairs of eyes boring into my back. But I don’t care, I finally have one of my brothers back. I feel Max’s jealous stare, I know what he’s thinking, another guy that I probably slept with. If only he knew, that finally after all these years I was in the arms of a brother. I wait for the scene that I know is about to take place. I turn around expecting to see Max, only to find Michael’s stony glare in my face.

“Liz. You want to introduce us to your little friend here?”

I know what’s going to happen next, I mean what are big brothers for, if not to beat up guys who are in their baby sisters face.

“And you would be?” Cold hard green eyes meet cold hard brown eyes as Zack steps out from behind me, in the process moving his body in front of mine. I know this could get ugly. I mean lets face it, neither of these guys are known for backing down, are they.

“I would be Michael. And my best friends girl so happens to be in your arms right now.”

“Michael, back off she isn’t mine, not anymore.”

I could see the pain in Max’s eyes as he makes his appearance known, behind him stand Tess and Isabel, waiting for any sign that might show that there powers are needed. Not like they could defeat Zack anyway. I put my hand on Zack’s arm, I can feel him tensing up getting ready for a showdown with these foreigners that appear so threatening in this instance of time.

“Zack. They’re my friends. It’s ok.”

“Ok guys, before we fight this one out, why don’t we get acquainted. Guys this is Zack. Zack this big burly bloke here is Michael, beside him is Max, Isabel and Tess.”

I call out to Maria and Alex who have now been joined by Kyle. I spotted them a while ago in the back room. Maria’s head popping through the door, attempting to look discrete as she tried to listen in.

“Guys this is Zack. Zack these are my best friends Maria, Alex and Kyle.”

“Hey.”

“Hey. A man of very few words I see, I guess being friends with our Lizzie here it would be pretty difficult to get a word in edge wise. She’s gotta make up for all the time she’s with Maria and doesn’t get a word in.”

I laugh as Maria punches Alex in the arm.

“Man Michael, how do you put up with it. This one has some serious muscles for a gal.”

That's Alex always pulling a wise crack to try and clear the air. I don’t think it worked though. I notice Michael and Zack continuing to size each other up. I realise I better step in before things get out of control and all our secrets are revealed.

“Guys, I just think everyone should settle down. We’re all friends aren’t we?”

“Well we were before you decided you couldn’t wait for Maxwell here and jumped Kyle.”

Trust Michael to not be able to keep his mouth shut! I wait for the outburst which I know is going to come from Zack’s corner. I feel Zack start to move forward, I hold him back, and wait for the speech that I know is about to come.


posted on 18-Oct-2002 9:18:23 PM
Hey, I’m glad to hear everyone is enjoying this. I know there’s still a few questions remaining but don’t worry the answers will come!! And Liz will NOT be a pushover in this fic. Ok now to answer a few of your questions...

InkaCajo -Does Liz like her Twin sister ? I'd like to see them together. That would be cool. Aren't the other twins in this like Alec and Ben? Or are they just clones not twins?

To answer your question Liz and Max were very close when they were at Manticore, you will find out more about that later on. Alec and Ben are not twins. They were just cloned, they had different mothers, therefore they are not biologically related. Max and Liz are the only set of twins ever produced at Manticore.

katmcken - Is Tess Evil in this one (crazy question Tess is always Evil) will Tess kill anyone that is good?

An evil Tess is the best kind to write. She has not killed anyone...yet. But she has used that sneaky power of hers that they like to call a mind warp, all will start to make itself known soon. Don’t worry she will suffer for her doings in season 2!!!!

A Rose Is True Blue - PLEASE keep it Dreamer M/L! LOL, I know everyone wants Alec/Liz or even Zach/Liz..but I gotta have my Dreamer

My brain is working overtime to find a solution for this, I hope I can come up with a solution soon enough. I will try but no guarantees, majority seems to be ruling at this stage in time.

wild_child_uk - Is there a reason Zack is there or is he just checkin up on her?? Zack is there for a reason, more important than just checking up on her.
Is this a M/L fic?? Is Tess evil??? As I said in my mind Tess is always evil, I just can’t bring myself to like her.
When is Liz gonna kick ass??? Don’t worry Liz is gonna be treading on a lot of toes and kicking a lot of asses with the help of some friends!!!
Is she gonna tell them that she a solider?? And has a kick ass twin?? Everything will make itself known in time. The truth will come out, I’m just deciding when, sooner or later?

Now for a new part...

posted on 18-Oct-2002 9:23:00 PM
Author: bel_83
Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Disclaimer: I own nothing

Sorry abou the length I will try get a longer part up today, I'll see how much time I've got on my hands!!I've got an assignment to do aswell. But Im hoping to have another part up today.

Last time on Secrets and Sidekicks...
“Guys, I just think everyone should settle down. We’re all friends aren’t we?”

“Well we were before you decided you couldn’t wait for Maxwell here and jumped Kyle.”

Trust Michael to not be able to keep his mouth shut! I wait for the outburst which I know is going to come from Zack’s corner. I feel Zack start to move forward, I hold him back, and wait for the speech that I know is about to come.



PART 4

“Lizzie, you know we aren’t supposed to get involved, emotions are a weakness. Why can’t you see? You have Maxie, you have me, you have Tinga, you have Ben and Alec and all the others, isn’t that enough? You endanger yourself by staying here, and you endanger them by becoming attached. You were always the responsible one, you know the dangers you know what could happen, and you’re willing to risk it all. For these people, these so called friends. You shouldn’t be looked down on Lizzie, you’re better than that. You’re not some sidekick, who pounces whenever you’re needed. They don’t know the real you, and they don’t deserve to.”

I watch Zack’s back as he walks away.

“Zack. Zack don’t walk away from me, not again. Zack.”
I turn towards the stunned group.

“I’ve gotta go after him guys, we’ll talk later.”

Once again I feel seven pairs of eyes follow me as I turn and run after Zack.

“Ok what was that?”

“More like who was that?”

“Maria, Michael, I’m sure she’ll explain everything. She is after all little Lizzie Parker. And plus if she doesn't say anything I can always mind warp it out of her. We do need to know who our enemies are after all.”

“There will be no mind warping, I’m sure she will come to us in her own time.”

“Maybe Alex, or maybe we already pushed her to far way. I didn’t believe in her, I didn’t trust her, I threw everything in her face. Maybe that Zack guy was right. Maybe she is to good for us.”
“But Maxie, she slept with Kyle.”

“It doesn’t involve you, I shouldn’t of dragged you guys into it. It should have stayed between me, her and Kyle. But I did drag you all into it, and what did we do, we all turn on her. She has done nothing but stand by us, through thick and thin. All of us. And we just throw It in her face. Maybe I don't deserve her.”

“You might not deserve her, but you definitely need her. As much as she needs you.”

The gang turn to where the new voice was coming from.

“Only it might be to late for you to fix any of that.”

Seven mouths drop to the mouth. What seems like hours later Max finally speaks up.

“You. We thought you were dead.”





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posted on 19-Oct-2002 12:37:40 AM
Well I didn’t want to leave you hanging for to long. I myself hate it when writers do that, but I couldn’t resist!!!
Just wanted to let you know, that I may have found a solution, to the couple debate. It’s a bit complex but I think I can work it to make everyone happy. We’ll see what happens, but the outlook is positive!!!

anyway enough of me, on with the show! BTW Tess WILL get what’s coming to her in the near future.


Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83
Disclaimer: I own nothing


Previously on Secrets and Sidekicks...


“You might not deserve her, but you definitely need her. As much as she needs you.”

The gang turn to where the new voice was coming from.

“Only it might be to late for you to fix any of that.”

Seven mouths drop to the mouth. What seems like hours later Max finally speaks up.

“You. We thought you were dead.”



PART 5

“Your eyes can sometimes deceive you. Things aren’t always as they seem. I would have thought that you of all people would know that. I guess you’re still the naive little boy you were when I left.”

“Quit it with the cryptic messages would you? we saw you die. Max saw you dead. We disposed of your remains.”
Michael stepped forward, arm raised as if to challenge the new visitor.

“How do we know you are who you appear to be. For all we know you could be an illusion, or a more viable answer; a mind warp.”
Michael’s gaze lifting off the visitor and dragging over to Tess.

“Hey, I thought he was dead too!” Tess voices her innocence, raises her hands and steps back.
“Anyway I wouldn’t use a mind warp on my own people. I wouldn’t need to.”

“Yes. The first part of what she says is true. This time she does not lie. I had to become invisible to you. I had to become dead to you.

“But you were like a father to me.”

“Tess. You are just a very small part of a much larger equation. I couldn’t risk you slipping up in one of your attempts to win the king over. I know you would have used such privileged information to do so.”

“If all of you thought me alive, you never would have grown into your roles. And by the looks of today, I’d say you all still have a lot of growing to do. At that stage when you believed me dead, it was for the good of all of you. I never realised how important that decision would become. I ever predicted this. At this point in time it has grown to mean something more, more forces are at play. It was vital you all came into your own, on your own. You are all still vulnerable however. You trust to easily. You find out I am one of you, that Tess is one of you, and you follow to easily. You pushed your suspicions aside because we were the same as you. It shows how weak and vulnerable you are. Trust, is something that must be earned. Wouldn’t you agree Max? Or should I call you Zan?

I know once I told you that human lives are expendable. I have been to new places and learnt new things, in the time you believed me to be dead. I have learnt and know for a fact that there are some out there with secrets. Secrets like yours that could ruin them. These people walk among you, but you don’t know who they are. Like you they appear normal, but they are not. They are different. You did not know this, but a while ago, before you came out of your pods, I was involved in a secret Government organisation. It was a project with an aim. I cannot tell you what this aim was or much more about the organisation, but I can tell you this; These people walking among you, they were products of this secret organisation. And they can help you. It might however be to late. They are closer then you realise. Human, but not. You must find them and work with them. Only then will both our planets, Earth and Antar, survive.”


“Listen hear buddy. it was a great speech and all, but come on. We don’t need anyone else and even if we did, how are we supposed to find these freaks of nature. And Trust must be earned. Your words remember, why should we trust you anymore, and why would we put our planet in the hands of some freaks from some government agency?”

“Ah Rath, as stubborn as ever. You never could accept anyone else advice, or anyone else's assistant. That was your strongest and weakest point at the same time. It was your downfall and still you haven’t learned.”

“But he does have a point. Why should we trust you now, after last time?”

“So the king does have a mouth after all, I was starting to think you might have been mute. You can trust me, I can show you your past. There are things you still don’t know. But not yet. In time these things will come to light, and I can tell you this boy, you will regret a lot of the decisions you have made, and are still to make on this earth. I was with you then, backing you all the way, that was my mistake. I was assigned to be your protector on earth, and I may not have been there when you came out of your pods, but everything happens for a reason. things have happened that would not have happened if I had been there when you hatched. Vital things, things that have made me understand more about the future, and more about the past. Everything links in, the puzzle will continue to shape itself, just as the future will. These humans around you, have become more important, as they have become more important in your own lives. Whilst once I believed them unworthy, they did earn your trust. Did they not, and they are still standing here beside you now, are they not? They will be important in the long run, but by the looks of things here. It appears one human is missing. The girl, the one the king saved.”

Maria finally steps forward.

“Well apparently trust is just as easily thrown away as it is earned.”

“The girl, Liz I believe her name to be, she needs to hear all this. Where is she.?”


posted on 19-Oct-2002 8:53:31 PM
Hey everyone. You are all great. I never expected this much great feedback, either way, if one person was reading I was going to carry on. But please keep it coming, drop suggestion, ideas whatever.

There are still a lot of twists and turns to come. Some may surprise you, others you might think you could see coming from along way off. But that’s the way the story is taking itself. And don’t worry all of your questions will be answered in later parts. All truths will come out, some might shock you, but you will have to wait and see. After this part I may not be able to update until Thursday, due to work and uni, but I’ll keep writing and try. I’ll probably get another part up tonight.
Thanks again for the feedback. I appreciate it.

Babygurl - Our thoughts will be with you. Good luck. I’m sure you won’t need it though. Thanks for reading. Hopefully when you get out there will be a lot more parts, if you get time to read them!!!
This part is for you.


BALI - ONE WEEK ON. WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN, NOR SHALL WE EVER FORGET.
EVERYONE PLEASE PAUSE FOR 1 MINUTE SILENCE TODAY AT MIDDAY IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO LOST THERE LIVES IN THE BALI TRAGEDY.
LEST WE FORGET.



Previously on Secrets and Sidekicks...

Everything links in, the puzzle will continue to shape itself, just as the future will. These humans around you, have become more important, as they have become more important in your own lives. Whilst once I believed them unworthy, they did earn your trust. Did they not, and they are still standing here beside you now, are they not? They will be important in the long run, but by the looks of things here. It appears one human is missing. The girl, the one the king saved.”

Maria finally steps forward.

“Well apparently trust is just as easily thrown away as it is earned.”

“The girl, Liz I believe her name to be, she needs to hear all this. Where is she.?”


PART 6

“Zack, Zack. Wait a minute. Please. ZACK.”

The last call hit a nerve, as Zack pauses just long enough for Liz to catch up to him, just outside the alley of the cafe.

Liz pleads with her eyes.

“Zack, we need to talk. Its been eight years. You suddenly show up out of the blue. I don’t understand. Make me understand.”

“Not here Lizzie. do you know somewhere where we can talk. No interruptions? There’s a lot to say. we both have a lot to say by the looks of the scene back in the Crashdown. There’s a lot we’ve learned, a lot you don’t know... a lot that you need to know. Otherwise I wouldn’t even be here.”

Zack pauses as he sees Liz’s reaction to this.

“Lizzie you know I wouldn’t come unless I had to. I wouldn’t risk all of our lives just to catch up.”

“But I really did miss you Lizzie.”

“I’ve missed you too Zack. The others, do you know where they are? What they’re up to? Are they all okay? Have you spoken to...”

The questions tumble out of Liz’s mouth.

“We can’t talk here Liz. It’s to open.”

“Ok. Come to my room, we’ll talk there.”

“What about your parents?”

“They’ve gone away for the week. Some convention or something.”

“They go away often?”

“Yeah but I’m ok with it. I like to be alone sometimes. Think about you guys and Manticore for a bit. It keeps me real. It keeps me honest.”

We make our way up the fire escape to my bedroom. I can feel the tension, It’s coming of zack in waves. But what more could I expect? I guess my expectations were to high. I mean I’ve waited so long for this. I’d kinda hoped that Zack would have found someone to help him. To help him find his emotions, to help him let go of manticore, to help him trust. Obviously that hasn’t happened. I open the window and we both climb through. I make myself comfortable on my bed. Zack stands in the middle of my room, just observing. Nine years at Manticore makes you do that, check your surroundings whenever you walk into a room. He stands in silence for a couple of minutes.

“You’ve done alright for yourself Lizzie.”

He looks at me and I look back, searching for any signs of emotion. Eight years out in the real world, and still he is the same. I realise the effect manticore really did have on him. He was our Commanding Officer, but most of all he was our brother and protector. He protected us from so much. He obviously couldn’t protect us from everything. Especially me and Maxie. He hated that, he hated that he couldn’t stop them from hurting us. He doesn’t realise that in so many ways he did save us. He saved us from ourselves. He gave us names rather than designations, he made us people, rather than subjects. He planned the escape, and he lead us to freedom. If it weren’t for him, we probably would have become the assassins that they wanted us to be. I don’t like to think of that though. because he was there, and he did save us.

“Take a seat Zack, we’ve both got a lot to say.”

I notice how he didn’t sit until I told him to, and I remember the reason why...

We’d been sparring. I was paired up with Zack. I used to be paired up with Maxie, but we were to predictable, we countered each others moves. We moved as one. We couldn’t break each other. They didn’t want that. They wanted us to feel defeat. To feel pain.

*FLASH*

“X5 458.”
“Sir Yes Sir.”
“You’re looking a little to comfortable there on the ground. Did I say you could take a seat?”
“No sir.”
“And yet there you are, slacking off again, and you call yourself a soldier. Explain yourself.”
“I wasn’t fast enough for 471’s counter attack sir. Za...I mean X5 471 startled me sir. He grounded me.”
“Have you been slacking off again 458? Because it looks to me like you’ve been slacking off again.”
“No sir.”
“I think you have 458, and you know what happens to slackers...”
posted on 20-Oct-2002 7:39:39 AM
Thanks for the feedback. Here's the next part. I'm not sure when the next part wil be out. Probably tomorrow, but after that it might not be until Thursday. But I seem to keep saying that don't I???Hope you's like....



Previously on Secrets and Sidekicks...

“X5 458.”
“Sir Yes Sir.”
“You’re looking a little to comfortable there on the ground. Did I say you could take a seat?”
“No sir.”
“And yet there you are, slacking off again, and you call yourself a soldier. Explain yourself.”
“I wasn’t fast enough for 471’s counter attack sir. Za...I mean X5 471 startled me sir. He grounded me.”
“Have you been slacking off again 458? Because it looks to me like you’ve been slacking off again.”
“No sir.”
“I think you have 458, and you know what happens to slackers...”



PART 7

“Permission to speak sir?”
“Permission granted 471.”
“I take responsibility for 458 sir. I allowed her a short break, to gather further energy for a higher level of combat.”
“So what you’re saying 471, Is that you told 458 to sit down?”
“Yes sir.”

“Well 458. It looks like you got yourself out of this one. 471, you know what happens when you give orders that you are in no position to give?”
“Sir yes sir.”
“You may be Commanding Officer out there 471, but in here you listen to me. You take orders from me. When I am around, you are nothing 471. You got that?”
“Yes sir.”

“Men, take 471 to isolation, I think he needs a little reminder of who is in charge here. You will keep him there for...
You there, how long can an X5 survive in isolation without food and water?”
“Approximately seven days sir.”
“471, you will remain in isolation for seven days. You will revieve no food, no water, and you will have no contact with anyone or anything except for the rats which will be feeding off your wounds. You are sewer scum and you will be treated as such, until you realise your position. Got that 471?”
“Yes sir.”
“You will have no light or knowledge of time. You will have no possessions on you, what so ever, including clothing. Let this be a warning to all of you X5’s. You will remember your position. We started your lives, and we can end them just as quickly. Take him away, get this scum out of my sight.”


I remember Zack as he was dragged away. I remember him when he returned after eight days, they wanted to test him. See how long he could really last. He was on the brink of death when they finally pulled him out. He reminded me of a nomely. That eight days it shattered him. I had always though that Zack couldn’t be broken, but finally that had done it. It was not long after that he planned the escape. I never found out what happened to him exactly down there, but I know something did, because that was when Zack really closed off. He’d always been closed off, but never from me. I think once again he was protecting m. It should have been me down there. I wish It had been me.

I take the time to rediscover Zack as he finally takes a seat across from me. His eyes are still the same as I remember them. A beautiful green, with a hardened edge. His eyes, like all the X series give him away. He may be able to hide his emotions through his tough attitude, but never through his eyes. It’s true what they say, the eyes are the window to the soul, and Zack’s soul is tortured. I wonder if he will ever really recover. His jaw is square, that to is hardened. I try and remember a time I saw him smile...I can’t. I wonder if he ever has, or even if he knows how to. I know that sounds ridiculous, because everyone knows how to smile, I just wonder...He has grown his hair a lot, like I’m sure all of the X5’s who escaped have. It’s short enough to allow him to keep his well groomed look, but manage a hardened edge. But It’s long enough to cover the only physically recognisable mark from Manticore. If only I knew. I wonder, as I study him, what he ahs been through these past eight years. I wonder if I even want to know. By the looks of him I don’t. But I know that I have to know, and I know that soon enough I will find out. I know he will tell me some today, and I try and prepare myself. But I don’t think anything can prepare me for what he has to tell me. And I know I won’t find out everything today. He’s not ready for that. But when he is, I will be here, and I will be waiting. And for once I will comfort and protect him.



Next part should be out tomorrow. It will be Zack's POV.


posted on 21-Oct-2002 7:48:56 AM
Hey guys thanks for the awsome feedback. I was thinking on doing a Liz/Zack pairing, purely for the fact I don't think I've seen one. What would use think of that???

There will however be a major twist later on, I can't say to much, but if you are a dreamer trust me when I say keep reading. I probable already gave to much away.

A new part will be out tomorrow. I've been frantically writing, trying to get ahead of myself
posted on 21-Oct-2002 11:43:00 PM
Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83

Hey guys I’ve got another new part for you, as promised. Hope you enjoy. It’s a little insight into Zack. Thanks for all the awesome feedback its greatly appreciated!!!

Previously...

I wonder, as I study him, what he has been through these past eight years. I wonder if I even want to know. By the looks of him I don’t. But I know that I have to know, and I know that soon enough I will find out. I know he will tell me some today, and I try and prepare myself. But I don’t think anything can prepare me for what he has to tell me. And I know I won’t find out everything today. He’s not ready for that. But when he is, I will be here, and I will be waiting. And for once I will comfort and protect him.



PART 8

Zack’s POV


I see Liz studying me. I know what she’s thinking about. She’s thinking about Manticore. I try not to, but small things like just now will remind me. It will switch a trigger for everything that happened back at that hell hole. I am grateful to that place for one thing though, one thing only. It gave me my family. It gave me Lizzie.
I know she knows something more happened in those eight days I was in isolation. I know she feels guilty. I would do anything for her though, I would do anything for all of them. One day I know I’ll have to tell her what happened to me down there, what I found out down there. But not right now, not today.

I watch her features as her eyes glaze over, she’s remembering Manticore. I hate to see her eyes like that, I wish I could take away all the pain. But I know I can’t, before I can even start helping Lizzie heal, I have to start letting myself heal, and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to do that. I hope I can, because If I can’t I will never be able to let anyone in, and I want to. I want to let Liz in.

I know I come across as hard and I am always preaching about how emotions are a weakness, but when it comes to Lizzie, I could never control my emotions. I know she is supposed to be like a little sister to me, but I can’t help it. I never could, back at Manticore she used to always get in trouble for her eyes, her emotion filled eyes. They were and still are what make Lizzie so special.
I take my time in studying her features, and photographing them to memory. Her eyes are still the same. deep and brown, only if it is possible they show even more emotion now. Back at Manticore Lizzie suffered for her eyes, only Maxie knows what she went through. Their eyes were and still are exactly the same. I always longed to see her eyes as they really were. Not holding anything back. And as I watch her now, I finally see her eyes for the first time. And what a sight it is. It is truly amazing. So many different emotions flicker across her face, through her eyes, in such a short span of time.
Her eyes are the window to her soul. And what a beautiful soul it is, I can see she is still haunted by her past. Our past. But somehow she has lived her life to the fullest, still in hiding protecting our identities, but still involving herself in this world. With family, with friends. She always had a fighting spirit, her and Maxie are still so alike, like everything else her fighting spirit is evident in her eyes. I know she’s been through a lot and still here she is in front of me. Living, fighting, helping others.

I often wonder to myself how Manticore could produce such a fine specimen. They were always big on perfection, but that was as a soldier, not as a person. And Lizzie is perfect, in every way.

I somehow manage to drag me eyes away from those hollow depths. I notice her pink lips. Full. Kissable. I know I shouldn’t think that, but Lizzie is different, she is more than all of us put together. Her and Maxie are X5’s like us but they are also part of a bigger equation. And I know there’s going to be a lot that I am going to have to protect her from in the future. I will tell her eventually, just not now. Not today.

I’ve been watching Lizzie for eight years. I know nearly every detail of her life.

I know how she got hit by that bullet to protect us. She could have moved, but she didn’t risk it. She didn’t risk us. She nearly gave up her life for us. For our identity. But he was there. he is different to, not in the same way as us, but he can heal. I might not like him much, but I know I will be forever in debt to him for bringing her back to us. I watched her fall in love with him. I don’t doubt that he didn’t love her back, but it wasn’t enough. I watched them together knowing she could do better, knowing she was worth more than that. She was worth more than anything. To me.

I watched as they used her. Time and time again. They though she was a door mat that they could all just tread on. If only they knew. I watched her smile, I watched her laugh. That was all I ever wanted for her. And then I watched as he made her cry. He broke her heart, and she still loved him. He broke it again and still she loved him. He broke it a third time and she knew she had been played a fool, but there was something in her that just kept on dragging her back to him. The last time he broke her heart, I watched her cry and for the first and last time in my life, I shed a tear. One lonely tear. I shed it for her and yet I couldn’t help but think this was better. She finally had the chance to do better for herself.
In retrospect I only want to see her happy though.
posted on 23-Oct-2002 8:37:05 AM
Hey guys. I know I say it every time but thanks heaps for the feedback. To answer a couple of questions. yes Liz will end up Zack, but there is a twist for dreamers. Zack does not carry a flame for Max. He is just noticing similarities, considering they are identical twins. When they were at Manticore, he always felt something more for Liz. Everyone will meet up in a couple of parts I’ve just got to have the big conversation between Liz and Zack and another conversation between Nasado and the gang. So it should be two more parts after this one, where some but not all questions will be answered. So here’s Zacks POV continued... ENJOY

Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83
Disclaimer: I don’t own either Roswell, Dark Angel or their characters. I do however own this particular story line.


Previously...
I watched her smile, I watched her laugh. That was all I ever wanted for her. And then I watched as he made her cry. He broke her heart, and she still loved him. He broke it again and still she loved him. He broke it a third time and she knew she had been played a fool, but there was something in her that just kept on dragging her back to him. The last time he broke her heart, I watched her cry and for the first and last time in my life, I shed a tear. One lonely tear. I shed it for her and yet I couldn’t help but think this was better. She finally had the chance to do better for herself.
In retrospect I only want to see her happy though.





PART 9

Zacks POV continued...

As I study Liz, I take in what she’s wearing. Jeans and a flowered blouse. I know this isn’t her. She’s just fitting the image that she’s made for herself here. That of the straight A student, every parents dream child. But I know, underneath that straight a conservative look is a completely different girl. Liz has a darker side, anyone who was brought up like we were would. All her friends see is the made up Liz, they don’t see the real Liz. They see the Liz that she has programmed herself to be. They know she is strong, only they think in the mind and in the heart. They have no idea how strong she really is. They don’t realise now - nor should they because she has given them no reason to think otherwise - that the girl beneath this prissy outfit is a trained assassin, a killing machine. They don’t know the real her. Not like I do. No one knows her like I do. Not even soul boy.

My gaze wanders back up to her face. She is still deep in thought. I am drawn in by her hair now. Beautiful brown locks, just like Maxies. All the girls have grown their hair this long. I think five girls running around with shaved heads, proudly showing off a barcode tattoo on the back of their necks, would have been a little obvious. The all grew their hair to fit in. To hide their barcodes, to hide their pasts. Having long hair symbolises normality for them too. To all those around them, they look normal. If their barcodes remains hidden, then so do they. I know underneath Liz’s beautiful, shiny locks, lies the key to her past. It haunts her still. I can see that. I know that.

I bet Max couldn’t see that. I bet he doesn’t know that.

As I continue to watch her I wonder how she will handle what I have to tell her. How do I tell her that I have been watching her for the past eight years. How do I explain to her that whilst I got to see her, she didn’t even know I was there. I know she will question why I never made my presence known, but it was just to risky. There is more at stake than just me and Liz here. If it was just my life at stake I would have made my presence known in a second. But it wasn’t, so I couldn’t.

How do I tell her I have been in constant contact with the others. With Max. And the hardest part of all, how do I tell her that of the thirteen X5’s that escaped that night, not all of us are still here today. That some have been taken away from us, in the most brutal way possible.

How were we to know just how evil Manticore was? How were we to know that some of us relied on drugs to keep them alive. Catch, Trist and Cal had drugs pumped daily directly into their blood streams. they needed these drugs to stay alive. It was an experiment, I never found out the exact details, something about trying to make them all that they could be and more. They became so heavily reliant on these drugs back at Manticore that they had to keep feeding them straight into their blood, just to keep them alive. Their was a fault in their DNA, their immune system couldn’t fight off the drugs, and it was like their DNA became addicted to the drug. How were we to know that the escape which was supposed to be a new start turned out to be the end for them. They never really knew freedom. That was all they ever wanted and one again Manticore took that away from them as well.

They didn’t get to live in a world without a curfew, without a strict training regime. They never got to see the ocean, and they never got the opportunity to blend in and be normal. They never experienced happiness, friendship, trust. I mean we are still learning, but we are getting there because we had the chance.

How do I tell Lizzie that they died because of me. They dies because I lead them out into the real world and wasn’t strong enough or smart enough for them. I was their CO and I let them down. They would have followed mw blindly anywhere. And they did, and it lead to their deaths.

How do I tell her that I killed three of my own brothers and sisters. were three lives worth ten in the long run. It wasn’t up to me to decide. I should have known, I should have done something more. There one thought that bothers me though, I can’t help but be glad that we did escape. I think Catch, Cal and Trist could be in a better place. Maybe they are finally experiencing peace. Maybe even more so then we are. I hope they went to the high place. The safe place. I can’t help but think, if we hadn’t escaped where would we be today, who would we be today? That is if we weren’t dead already.

I finally snap out of my stupor, when I see Lizzie staring at me. I wonder how long she has been watching me, so intently.

“Lizzie, there’s so much to say...I’ve got so much to tell you...”



posted on 24-Oct-2002 6:29:44 AM
Thanks for all the feedback. I can’t believe how great you guys are. These parts just keep tumbling out of my head. And very soon things are going to get interesting...

Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83

PREVIOUSLY...

I finally snap out of my stupor, when I see Lizzie staring at me. I wonder how long she has been watching me, so intently.

“Lizzie, there’s so much to say...I’ve got so much to tell you...”




PART 10

“I just have no idea where to start.”

“It’s ok Zack, just start from the beginning.”

“Ok. Lizzie what I’m about to tell you, you have to prepare yourself. Things don’t always work out as you hope. Things aren’t always as you think. And things are definitely not always as clear cut as they seem. And I know you’ve waited a long time and I’m sure you have a lot of questions just please wait until I’m finished. Because if you stop me, I just may not be able to start up again.

Ok. It all started back at Manticore, when I was put in isolation for those eight days. they were some of the worst days of my life. But if I wasn’t down there, I would not know a lot of what I know now. And what I know now is vital to the future of everyone we know. Everyone you know.
You see I wasn’t alone down there Lizzie. They put me down with the nomelys. They weren't like we thought Lizzie, it wasn’t their fault Manticore messed up. I was encaged in a small dark room, I couldn’t see a thing, but one of the nomelys knew I was there. It knew things that just shouldn’t be known.

You know Manticore thought they messed up with the nomelys so they were shoved in the basement. Only not all of them were messed up. In fact what Manticore didn’t realise was that one of these nomelys held every key to Manticore.

I was in a tiny confined area. I couldn’t move, there just wasn’t enough room, and it was dark Lizzie. It was so dark. I’d never been scared of the dark before, but since then...Every time I heard footsteps I thought maybe someone was coming to get me, maybe the time was up. But the days just seemed to go on. It nearly sent me crazy, not knowing how long I’d been down there, how much longer I still had to suffer before. But you kept me sane Lizzie. Every time I thought I was going to lose it, I saw your face. It was so beautiful. It was like you were with me. Thank goodness you weren’t. I never regret taking the blame for what happened during training. How could I, if it saved you just one second of torture. I would do it all over again for you Lizzie.

When I first was sent to isolation I would yell out continuously, but that would only lead to another beating, so it didn’t last long. But that least day that I had yelled out and a guard had come with a baton, a voice spoke to me. I had no idea where it was coming from, I thought maybe there was a blue lady after all. But it wasn’t the blue lady. It was a nomely. Turns out I wasn’t alone down there after all, I never expected to hear a voice that was threatening or giving orders. This particular nomely was special, and I know it was only my enhanced hearing that allowed me to hear it, because otherwise the guards would have done something. And they didn’t.

Somehow Manticore stuffed up. I never thought they were capable of making such a big mistake. But apparently they were. Lizzie, this nomely, it held every piece of Manticore in its mind. Manticore’s past, present and future. I don’t know what it was originally programmed for but Manticore obviously didn’t think it had worked. This nomely knew every aim, every success and every failure.

He knew me. He said I was a part of something bigger. He told me I would get out of here alive. That was why I started planning the escape. I knew you all thought it must have had something to do with what they did to me down there. And if I allowed myself to think about to much I might agree, but he told me we would all survive the initial escape. And besides what else did we have to lose. He also told me we would be sitting here having this conversation. I still don’t know he knew all these things, but he did.

Or maybe he knew we would be having this conversation because he knew me so well. Probably even better than I knew myself. he knew everything that was programmed into me. he could read me like a book, and he couldn’t even see me. All he had to go on were my whispers. He knew I was programmed to become more than just a Manticore soldier. Manticore had bigger plans for me. Bigger then I still, now, can’t even begin to comprehend.
He told me all about myself. he knew there were thirteen of us X5’s who would escape. He didn’t know all of their designations, in fact aside from me he only knew one. He just knew there would be 13 of us who would escape.”

“You said he knew one of our designations, aside from yours. Whose and why?”

“Yes he knew one other designation. He said that this X5 was important, vital to the survival of Earth. This X5 was different, stronger, more powerful then anyone could have ever imagined. There was another like her. This X5 wasn’t expected. So unexpected that the X5’s growth was not known of until the day of birth.

He said that this X5 was going to change the world, that they were different, in that the essence was different. There was a prophecy surrounding this X5. He never told me what it was. He said it was too important, it was vital this X5 found out from one particular source and no other. He didn’t say much on that subject only that the stranger would be a visitor.

And he told me one more thing Lizzie. the designation of the X5...

It was 458. It was you Lizzie...He was talking about you.”

“Me? He was talking about me? I’m no different to any of you. We trained together, and you were all just as evenly matched. And why couldn’t he tell you about this so called prophecy? I’ll tell you why, because its bullshit. I am no different to you, I am no different to Max, Brin or Tinga. We are all X5’s, we are all capable of exactly the same thing.”

“No lIzzie, he said you had to figure it out yourself, he said a visitor would tell you.”

“A visitor. Please what a joke. Zack, I can’t believe you fell for those cryptic messages. A visitor. That could be a large number of people. It could be anyone who comes to visit me really. It could be anyone inside the Crashdown. I mean there all strangers, there all visitors to my humble abiding. Its not me Zack, I’m not anything special. I’m just a transgenic assassin trying to get through my life without being captured and tortured.”

“Come on Lizzie. You’re being irrational. Don't you see the irony in that statement? You ARE special, you’re a transgenic which makes you different, which furthermore makes you special. You can’t deny what you are any more Liz. You can’t deny who yoiu are. If you deny who you are. you’re denying Max a sister, you’re denying me. So Liz snap out of this detail that you seem so intent on bathing yourself in, and get back to reality. This is your life Liz. I’ve watched you try and blend in, try and be normal. But you aren’t.

“You’ve watched me,... You’ve watched me... so tell me this Zachery how long exactly have you been watching me for? Because I've been aware of your presence for exactly 33 minutes and 15 seconds.”

“Come on Liz. You didn’t expect me to plan an escape and just let you all go out into the world by yourself did you. I couldn’t do that, I wouldn’t do that. Especially when...”

“Especially when what Zack. What aren’t you telling me?”

“Liz, you’re worked up. I don’t know if I should tell you right now.”

“You will tell me right now, or I will beat it out of you. Anyway I think you’ve dropped all the bombshells you can possibly drop in 8 minutes and 12 seconds.”

“Ok Liz you want to here it? You want to hear how three of our siblings aren’t with us today. how they couldn’t survive without the drugs Manticore had been feeding them straight into their blood. How I couldn’t do anything to save them. How they died because they followed me so blindly. How Catch dies in my arms, followed shortly by Trist and shortly again by Cal. is that what you wanted to hear? Oh yeah and by the way Maxie sends her love and wants to see you.”

TBC

Next part should be on Saturday. I’m working all day tomorrow and I’ve got a busy weekend. But Ill try my hardest. And don’t worry they will all be meeting up very soon.

posted on 27-Oct-2002 6:33:17 AM
Hey guys sorry for the delay in posting. I know I said I would yesterday but I wasn’t feeling great. So I hope this makes up for it. Things are going to start to get very interesting...

Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83



In earlier parts...

Everything links in, the puzzle will continue to shape itself, just as the future will. These humans around you, have become more important, as they have become more important in your own lives. Whilst once I believed them unworthy, they did earn your trust. Did they not, and they are still standing here beside you now, are they not? They will be important in the long run, but by the looks of things here. It appears one human is missing. The girl, the one the king saved.”

Maria finally steps forward.

“Well apparently trust is just as easily thrown away as it is earned.”

“The girl, Liz I believe her name to be, she needs to hear all this. Where is she.?”

.................................................................

“Ok Liz you want to here it? You want to hear how three of our siblings aren’t with us today. how they couldn’t survive without the drugs Manticore had been feeding them straight into their blood. How I couldn’t do anything to save them. How they died because they followed me so blindly. How Catch dies in my arms, followed shortly by Trist and shortly again by Cal. is that what you wanted to hear? Oh yeah and by the way Maxie sends her love and wants to see you.”


PART 11

Liz POV

I can’t believe it. I can’t believe he would just blurt it out like that. What does he expect from me? I find out that he has been watching me, since we escaped, that he knows where the rest of my brothers and sisters are. How he knows where Max is. And Catch, Trist and Cal. They were dead and I didn’t even know. We were family, and Zack never told me that my own siblings had died. How could he do that. I think I had a right to know. I think I deserved to know. And Zack, he seems even more detached then ever. All that guilt he’s been carrying around, he blames himself for their deaths, when there is only one person, or one place, that can be blamed. Manticore. And they will pay. I don’t know what to think, my mind feels like it’s going to explode with the amount of information it has to process, and we were developed for this kind of thing too. I guess because it’s my emotions, the circumstances are different. they have a right to be. I can’t even begin to comprehend everything that’s gone on since the escape. And I am positive I don’t even know the half of it. There is still a lot Zack hasn’t told me. And I’ve got so many questions. Questions about what he learnt down when he was in isolation. I am still struggling to believe that I could be difference between life and death for so many people. Although you think I'd be used to it by now, wouldn’t I? I mean the whole future Max, save the world, fiasco. I was the difference then, what do I have a sign on me that says “Come to me if the world needs to be saved”. Because this is starting to feel way too familiar.

I still don’t know what to think of Zack, I can’t stay mad at him forever, and he doesn't open up to often. I have a feeling he’s been carrying around that guilt for a very long time. But he lied to me, he’s been watching me this entire time. UI guess he had a reason. He is Zack after all. And I guess I can see his point, he wanted me to live a normal life, and I am so grateful for that. But I just can’t help but think what difference would it have made if he made himself known to me. I guess I can’t swell on these things to long, there obviously some important things going down, or that are about to go down. Otherwise Zack wouldn’t be here. My questions are going to have to wait, for now I have to figure out how to deal with the whole pod squad...

Meanwhile...

“So where is this Liz?”

“She went chasing after some strange guy...Probably another one of her little toy boys, she seems to have stashed away. So Kyle, little Lizzie’s getting some action on the side. Weren’t you up to her perfect standards, didn’t you give her the satisfaction she obviously craves?”

“Michael, I wouldn’t talk about things you just don’t know anything about. I’m going to say thins, and listen up because I am only going to say this once. Alien powers aside, I am not afraid of you, and I am willing to hand you a free ass kicking if you don’t shut up that trap of yours right now.
We all know you’re just a scared little boy, who had issues, and likes to take them out on those around him. We know you’ve had a hard life, but you are not the only one. But that is no excuse to go disrespecting people. Especially people who have saved your weak asses on more then one occasion.

You think you’re better than everyone else because you’ve got these alien powers. But I've got news for you, right now, you are on our territory. And right now, I wish I had alien powers so I could zap you back you’re planet. Your supposed home, that you know nothing about, with a past you can’t even remember. Oh and I can’t forget destiny, can I? With destines that have destroyed so ,many lives, broken so many hearts. I wish I could zap you back, so we wouldn’t have to sit here and listen to you constantly whinging about how you can’t find a way home. Stop whinging and actually find a way to get there, I’m sure Earth would be a lot better off.”

“Actually...”

“Stop, I haven't finished, and plus we don’t even know who you are. And Michael, Buddha forgive me, but if you ever, ever say anything about Liz again; If I ever hear you mention Liz parker in a bad way again, you won’t have to worry about finding your spaceship to get you home, because I will kick your sorry ass all the way back to Antar. You got that? I hope so because I meant every word of it.”

“Go Kyle, It’s about time someone put space boy here in his place.”

“Oh and Kyle, about destiny, actually...”

Everyone's voices fill the room at once
“Tess. Shut up."


“So once again, I ask the question, where is this Liz, and who is this boy you say she ran after? There is a lot that needs to be said, a lot that has to be explained. And she needs to be here, when I explain it. She is important to all of you. Without her you will fail. Without her the world will end.”

Liz and Zack walk down the stairs into the back of the Crashdown, hearing the end of Nasado’s comment.

“Why does everyone keep on saying that?”

“So you must be Liz Parker, and you are the mystery boy that these people have been arguing over.”

Zack steps forward

“So Sandman we meet again. I guess you’re here for the same reason I am.”
posted on 28-Oct-2002 12:22:04 AM
Hey guys well here’s another part for you. The whole Sandman/Nasado thing will be explained soon enough. Thanks for all the great feedback. Ok on with the show...

Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83


PREVIOSLY...

“So once again, I ask the question, where is this Liz, and who is this boy you say she ran after? There is a lot that needs to be said, a lot that has to be explained. And she needs to be here, when I explain it. She is important to all of you. Without her you will fail. Without her the world will end.”

Liz and Zack walk down the stairs into the back of the Crashdown, hearing the end of Nasado’s comment.

“Why does everyone keep on saying that?”

“So you must be Liz Parker, and you are the mystery boy that these people have been arguing over.”

Zack steps forward

“So Sandman we meet again. I guess you’re here for the same reason I am.”



PART 12

“Sandman, I thought you were Nasado?”

Max, Michael, Isabel and Tess, step forward raising their arms. Alex finally speaks up;

“Ok, so which is it, Nasado or this Sandman guy? Is anyone else confused here? First this strange guy turns up at the Crashdown, he seems to know Liz, they disappear for a while, and then said guy returns with Liz, claiming that the guy we thought was Nasado is actually some dude that apparently goes by Sandman. And to top it all off, unless I misinterpreted something, we need Liz Parker, my best friend of lots of years, to save the world. And she seems to know at least something of what Is going on here. So can someone help me out here, because my brain is like on overload right now. ”

I listen to Alex, trying to piece together the puzzle. At the same time my eyes remain on Nasado or Sandman, whoever the hell he is. I wonder how Zack could possibly know him, and apparently Zack also knows why he is here, which means it quite possibly has something to do with me. And how the hell does he know Zack, because by the looks of things this isn’t a one way thing. I watch Zack, as he stares him down and Nasodo as he meets Zacks gaze, with a hard stare of his own.

“Great, another pissing contest, just what we need.” Oops, did I just say that out loud? Well that sure broke the staring contest. I stand and wait for the confrontation, I know is about to take place. Three...Two...One, and...

Michael steps forward

“What the hell are you. You could be our enemy for all we know, a shape shifter. That is going by if what this Zack character says is true. How do you two know each other anyway, because we have never seen this guy before. How the hell does he know Liz. What the hell is going on, if you don’t answer me...”

“What little boy, are you going to blast me? No I didn’t think so. Rath didn’t have it in him, and neither do you. And plus I can tell you are curious. I could know some things about who you are, and you of all people or aliens won’t risk destroying the one link you have to your home. Will you Rath? Still you are so predictable. You are all wondering what is going on here, and I am the only one who can link everything together.”

I finally speak up

“Zack. How do you know Nasado, or Sandman as you called him?”

“Nasado? I only know him as Sandman. And he’s from there Lizzie. He was one of the main developers. He made us.”

“I thought Lydecker...”

“No. Sandman was before Lydecker. Sandman was good to us Lizzie. I know it’s hard to believe that the man behind this was good to us, but he had a purpose, more than Lydecker’s. And you were his favourite Lizzie, for some reason, he connected with you. But then he just disappeared, back in 87, and I haven't seen him until now.”

I stand there shocked. Why didn’t I remember him? I always thought Lydecker was the brains behind the operation, but now Zack tells me differently. After this Sand man guy left the operation must have changed, if what Zack is saying is correct. That would mean, we were not born just to be soldiers, there was another purpose. And I didn't think things could get anymore weird!
Maria’s voice breaks me out of my thoughts;

“Lizzie what is he talking about. He made you, he connected with you. That can’t be right we’ve been friends since I can remember, you’re normal, you’re human. Who is Lydecker? What the hell is going on here. I think I need some cypress oil.”

“Maria, think about it. You have not known me your whole life. I only moved here with my ‘parents’ in 91. You don’t know the life I lived before then. you don’t know the lie I’ve been living since then. Sorry Ria but it was for the best, it was for my own protection. It was for my brothers and sisters protection. It was for your protection. But I guess it’s time. I guess you all deserve to know what is going on, or as much as I know. It might be best if Nasado tells the story.”

“Ok I think we should all go upstairs, somewhere more private. You’re all going to have to listen carefully it’s an extremely long and complicated story.”

Max speaks up

“Well we’ve got al the time in the world.”

“Yes, and that may not be as long as you think.”

I lead them all upstairs to the privacy of my home. I know this is going to be a long day, and this is only the beginning. I guess everything had to come out sooner or later. I always just thought it would be later. But I have to admit I am curious as to how Nasado links back to Manticore. I guess I will find out soon enough.

“Ok. I guess it makes sense for me to start at the beginning. I want no interruptions, because it is extremely complicated, and confusing. Liz and Zack, at the speed you’re mind works I know you will have no trouble processing everything, however comprehending it all maybe a different story. The rest of you however, will have a lot more difficulty keeping up, so listen hard.”

“Why won’t Liz and this Zack guy, who by the way, I don’t think had any business being here, have trouble processing everything. When we are the ones with the powers and advanced minds.”

Trust Micheal to interrupt.

“Actually I think my brother has every right to be here.”

Everyone, turns and looks at me with open mouths, as Nasado attempts to draw their attention back.

“Ok what did I say? No interruptions. You will find out everything in due time. And then you will lose this attitude Rath, because trust me when I say you are about crash right down to earth, all over again. You are not the only ones hiding a secret.

Isn’t that right Liz...”

posted on 28-Oct-2002 4:17:08 AM
Look at that a new part already. What can I say, I was on a roll. I could have with held it until tomorrow, but I’m not that mean... Enjoy, all the answers will start to come.

Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83



“Ok what did I say? No interruptions. You will find out everything in due time. And then you will lose this attitude Rath, because trust me when I say you are about crash right down to earth, all over again. You are not the only ones hiding a secret.

Isn’t that right Liz...”


PART 13

“Isn’t that right Liz? I’m sure everyone in the universe has something somebody doesn’t know about. Everyone has secrets, It’s just that some are bigger than others. And that’s where I’ll begin. Secrets.
Most keep them to protect those around them, to protect those that mean something to them. However, there are also those who keep them to hurt those around them, or to use against those around them. Secrets can be used in many different ways, it’s the way that you use a secret, that will impact in the end.
Secrets have existed before you and I, and they are universal.

And secrets are what started this whole course to inevitable destruction. Secrets are what started everything up, until this moment in time. Because amongst this group, secrets will no longer be an issue. After today there will be no more secrets.

It all started back on Antar. I know all you know is through what you have learned here on earth, through some source or another, such as the orbs, and also through what you have learned from Tess, or Ava as she was known. But there was a lot she didn’t know back on Antar. There’s a lot she still does not know today.

Max and Isabel, or Zan and Vilandra, as they were known back on Antar were twins. Twins were a rarity on Antar, and usually only occurred within the royal family, I say usually, because there was in the whole history of Antar, only one exception. I will get back to that later though.

Royalty on Antar worked pretty much the same as it does here on Earth. The first born son becomes heir to the thrown. As you know this would make Zan heir. However there were more forces at play. Things do not always turn out as you hop or as you think. The future is so unpredictable. Very few have correctly depicted things in history that have happened in time. But it can happen, and you will learn why later.

Now Rathard, or Michael as you know him, was not automatically born into royalty, that anybody knows of. This is because not much was known of Rath before he came to live in the palace. When Rathard was eight, he was moved to the palace. He was going to be trained to be Zan’s military adviser, but first he had to become his friend. Not many people know much about Rath’s family, only that his parents were murdered by the side of the road. There was no apparent reason, but robbery. Rath was there to witness his parents murder, but he was untouched; left by the side of the road. Many say he was so traumatised at witnessing his parents being murdered that he withdrew right into himself.
He withdrew so far into himself that all memories of his life before that day were forgotten, pushed right back into his sub consciousness. Where only a trigger would retrieve them, this trigger was never activated. I however at the request of the queen found out some information about Rath’s past, which again you will understand later.

The queen was the one who found Rath by the side of the road, rocking back and forth, holding his mothers hand. She was so touched by this scene that she took him in immediately, and that was how he came to live within the palace walls. She was kind hearted and thought he would be a friend for Zan. And friends make the best advisers. So that is how he came about his position as Zan’s personal military adviser. The queen knew he would guard him with his life. That he wouldn’t let anyone else he became close to die.

When Zan and Vilondra were fifteen years old, their father fell ill. It was apparent that Zan was going to have to be forced into the role of King, more quickly than anyone had originally thought.
And a King could not be a King, without his queen.
This is where Tess, or Ava comes in. She was the daughter of Nathaniel of Planet Lacaan. She was young and naive. Antar believed that an alliance with Lacaan would be of great value to them in the future. So an alliance was arranged, through Zan and Ava. The two planets would be united through the planned marriage of Zan and Ava. Ava was used as a pawn by her father, in his efforts to take over Antar. Whilst she did not know of her fathers plans, she was also conniving and had plans herself.

Zan was not happy with the arrangement. He was a romantic, he wanted to marry for love. But it was not to be, not that time. But for Ava, this was all she had ever wanted. Zan was the one thing, up until that day, that she couldn’t get her claws into. And now she was to marry him.

And this was to lead to the downfall of Zan, and the downfall of Antar. It was the worst mistake anyone could ever have made.

What no one realised was this alliance was not as vital to the kingdom of Antar than Zan’s own happiness. the queen was also upset, but the decision had been made by the King. He did what he though was right for antar. He wasn’t around to see how wrong he could have been.

If Zan, himself, was not happy, than he would not care. And if he did not care, then the future of Antar was not in very good hands. Imagine that a planet in charge of a king who did not care. You cannot possibly begin to comprehend, the dangers in that. What no one realised, or even bothered to discover was that someone had caught Zans eye. She was a commoner however, and it wasn’t meant to be. he loved her but he couldn’t be with her. he blamed his position, and became withdrawn, cold and heartless.

He didn’t see that antar was suffering. He became a tyrant, and the future of antar was in his hands.
posted on 29-Oct-2002 3:00:19 AM
Hey I've got another new part for you guys. I tried to cover all my bases, but its pretty confusing. Dont think about it too much or it will get even more confusing. Trust me, I know!!!
OK on with the new part....

Title: Secrets and Sidekicks
Author: bel_83

PREVIOUSLY...

If Zan, himself, was not happy, than he would not care. And if he did not care, then the future of Antar was not in very good hands. Imagine that a planet in charge of a king who did not care. You cannot possibly begin to comprehend, the dangers in that. What no one realised, or even bothered to discover was that someone had caught Zans eye. She was a commoner however, and it wasn’t meant to be. he loved her but he couldn’t be with her. he blamed his position, and became withdrawn, cold and heartless.

He didn’t see that antar was suffering. He became a tyrant, and the future of antar was in his hands.



PART 14

It was actually Larek who came up with the idea of sending you all to earth. He was good friends with Zan and Valondra’s father, and had promised him that he would watch out for them. You see we had been studying up on the other planets in the solar system. Earth in particular. We were fascinated by the fact that humans had and were allowed to show emotions. In fact many of their decisions were made based on their emotions and feelings. Emotions were very important to humans, unlike Antarians, who were not allowed to show any signs of emotions. It was seen to be a weakness. So to see human emotions and how important it was to them was strange at first. To them emotions were not a sign of weakness, but of strength.

Now this is where it starts to get extremely complicated. Larek thought that due to the man that Zan had become, Antar was becoming increasingly vulnerable. Other planets started to lose faith in Antar, it was falling apart in front of all our eyes. And our king did not even notice.

Larek felt there was only one option that could preserve the future of Antar. A scientist on Antar, Serena, developed a very advanced and unique mechanism. It would take you to back in time, to when you were five years old on Antar. You would retain your memories in the body of a five year old. This was the only way to keep you all together, due to circumstances that lead to you being together in the first place. Such as the fact the Rath was older when he came to the palace, and you needed him with you. The decision to take Ava with you was contentious, but it was decided that she would go in honour of the late King. No one could be sure of how successful this mission would be, but at that time Antar was falling deeper into a depression. It seemed to be the only option left. No one knew that the queen had placed a secret package with them, and no one would find out until years later.

So the decision was made when your younger selves got to Antar, that we would use that granolith to send you all down to earth. I know it’s all very complicated but you had to have gone back to how Antar was when you were six years old, to retains the body of your six year old self. We could have sent you to earth as fifteen year olds, but the point of the mission was for you all to develop human emotions. We believed it would be easier for you to integrate with the humans, and learn their ways if you were younger.

Your bodies needed to be placed in incubation pods to survive the journey to earth. No one knew how long it would take to get to Earth, not did they know how long it would be before you broke out. They estimated approximately 40 years. No one knows why it would take so long, Serena would not give anymore details. She said the fates would decide. I hoped she was correct, because a lot of the decisions I was going to make would be based on the assumption that you would be in these pods for a further 40 years after you reached earth. As it turned out she was correct.

So you were podded, and in 1947 your space ship crashed down to earth. No one knows what happened for the ship to crash, only that there was a mishap on bored. Something must have happened to damage your pods however, because somehow your memories were affected, judging from the fact that you can’t remember anything now. Maybe the device did not work properly and you did not retain your memories in the change, or maybe your memories will come to you later. There is no way to tell.

After the ship crashed, I had to move quickly to find you a safe haven where your pods could remain. Serena had previously sent the granolith down to earth. So if you ever needed to come home you would have a way, so I stashed you away with the granolith protecting you. In what you now know as the pod chamber.

Because you were not due to break out of your pods for another forty years, there was nothing more I could do. All I could do was wait, or so I thought.

It turned out that suspicions had arisen surrounding the space ship crash. Many believe that extra terrestrials had crashed on earth and were now among them, preparing to take over earth. How wrong they could have been. However the humans did not want to remain defenceless against such and unpredictable and unknown force.

So a secret government initiative was started. Project Manticore. Its aim; to develop and duplicate the perfect soldier, soldiers who could defend earth under foreign attacks. Alien attacks. I found out that they were developing super soldiers with different types of DNA. DNA that would make them fast, more agile, able to heal faster, hold their breathe longer. They had cat DNA, shark DNA and more. They also carried an individual essence
I found out about this agency through the position I had gained in the FBI, and immediately began to integrate myself into the plans of Manticore. It was very difficult to integrate myself into something I knew very little about. I had to start out from the bottom as a security guard. However my opportunity arose when the master mind behind project Manticore, a man named Sandman, was killed. An experiment went wrong and a feral transgenic attacked him, I was on duty and was able to dispose of the body, before anyone had noticed he had been killed. This was my window of opportunity, I would become sandman, and this projects would change directions. So I shape shifted into Sandmans identity and no one was any the wiser.

This allowed me to take over operations at project manticore. I changed the initiative before anyone realised what was happening. Manticore would go ahead and create the perfect soldier. However they would be used in armies against attacks on the United States, or so everyone believed. I was planning on training them to assist you with your missions. However that was not be, circumstances would not allow, and they grew up to be ordinary soldiers, able to do extraordinary things.


posted on 29-Oct-2002 10:15:17 PM
Hey guys. I'm glad your not having too many problems understanding it.

Kzinti_Killer - keep on reading there is a solution for everyone. It will all start to piece together soon.

tamira - "so they never actually died in your story? they were sent back to when they were six year olds, then podded and sent to earth. have I got it right"

yep that is exactly right. They coudn't go to earth when they were 15, for the reasons I gave, but I didn't want them dieing.

Ok guys on with the next part- some more of your question will be answered.


PREVIOUSLY

This allowed me to take over operations at project manticore. I changed the initiative before anyone realised what was happening. Manticore would go ahead and create the perfect soldier. However they would be used in armies against attacks on the United States, or so everyone believed. I was planning on training them to assist you with your missions. However that was not be, circumstances would not allow, and they grew up to be ordinary soldiers, able to do extraordinary things.


PART 15

So I become heavily involved with manticore. Particularly with the planting of DNA into human embryos. At first there were many failures, the foetus would not survive past one month, however extensive research and experimenting was carried out and eventually we were met with success. A group that would become know as X5s, were the first successful batch of implementation. There had been four previous groups, however all had failed.

It was at this time that I made my first trip back to pod chamber, it was 1982. You were all still in your pods as Serena predicted you would be, however I felt it necessary to check up, and make sure there were no problems with the pods. there wasn’t, but it was in this visit I found something vital, something that your mother had hidden within the granolith.

It was a device designed to hold an essence. Attached was a message from Zan and Valondras mother. It turned out that only Larek knew of this essence being sent to earth. The message said that inside the device was the essence of a young girl, Alexis. It seemed she had caught Zans eye and he had fallen in love with her and her with him. Somehow your mother had found out after you were all due to be sent back in time. She hurriedly found Alexis, but only had time to gather a sample of her essence, and place in in this box. She also found out one more thing about young Alexis, she was alone, and a commoner. It turned out her parents had been murdered by the side of the road and her younger brother, who had been with them, had just disappeared. It was then she realised that there was every chance that Rath could be Alex’s’ brother. Only would she know when she got to earth, and her essence was separated from its original form. She had Larek place the device aboard the granolith and hope someone would find it, when they reached earth.

Your mother believed that Alexis would make the difference. That history would repeat and he would fall in love with Alexis all over again. But by the time I had found her essence, it was almost too late. I had to find somewhere where she could be implanted right at that time, so she would be approximately the same age as all of you.

I was determined to not let the queen down. So I made my way back to manticore with the precious essence. Luckily the process of the plantation of X5 DNA was still continuing. So I implanted Alexis’ essence into one of the DNA mixes. The X5s DNA also included a certain essence. This essentially meant it would be two different people in one form.

I had no idea if it was going to work, but at this time, her essence had to have been implanted then and there. I was present at her birth in 1983. I knew I would feel it is an Antarian was born. I was worried at first, when the mother whose embryo I knew she had been implanted in had given birth, and I didn’t feel anything. But as it turned out, an unforseen even was taking place. Something that had not happened before, or hasn’t happened since, was taking place. The teenage girl was giving birth to twins. It was a fist for manticore, but by the time second child had been born, I knew. She was Alexis, but she was also a transgenic.

Like I said earlier, she was two separate people, two separate souls immersed in one form. I still don’t know to this day, how or why she had a twin sister, but I found a prophesy later that spoke of this, and also of another transgenic, a boy.

So for years I watched Alexis grow inside this transgenic. I looked out for her and her twin, and I also looked out for the boy. As they grew, trained and learned together.

In 1987, when Zack mentioned Sandman left and he never saw him again, that was when I went back to pod chamber to retrieve you. Only to find you had all broken out. Serena was correct you all broke out forty years after you landed on earth. So I set out to find you all. I found Rath, Zan and Valondra all in Roswell, so close to the crash sight. I did not know where Ava was, but by this time it was early 1991, and I felt I had to return to Manticore to check up on Alexis. On my return to manticore, I was told that thirteen X5s had escaped. Alexis being one of them. Once again I had lost one of you.
I searched everywhere but to no avail, and then in 1998, I hear of a shooting right here in Roswell. How a girl who was supposed to have been shot, was apparently miraculously been healed. I never thought it could have been her. But when a signal was sent out drawing all attention to yourselves, I knew you would all be together soon. As it turned out I eventually found Ava, and returned here to Roswell with her. I didn’t know the damage that had been done to her. I return to find that all your paths had crossed, I couldn’t believe my luck.

“All our paths had crossed?”

“Yes. You were all together, even Alexis. Alexis was amongst you and you didn’t even know it. The transgenic has a barcode on the back of her neck to prove it. X5 458...Liz was carrying Alexis' essence. I had found her, she was right here where she was supposed to be, with the King. Liz is essentailly not Alexis, you must remember this. They are two seperate essences...souls, in their own right.”

But now. Now, we must make this prophecy that I spoke of earlier come to light. It is time. Your enemies are coming. And it is time for all your secrets to be revealed, because secrets make you wary. Secrets make you weak.”




posted on 31-Oct-2002 12:05:52 AM
Hey guys, for some reason I had some trouble writing this part, but it's all coming together. I'm trying not to leave any holes and covering my bases from the tv show, so if you feel ive missed anything important just let me know.

Thanks for the bumps and feedback..ok on with the next part


PREVIOUSLY

But now. Now, we must make this prophecy that I spoke of earlier come to light. It is time. Your enemies are coming. And it is time for all your secrets to be revealed, because secrets make you wary. Secrets make you weak.”



PART 16

“Every single person in this room is hiding something. Hiding something that could mean the difference between life and death. The prophecy will come later, but first we need to get everything out in the open. Obviously from what I have said Liz is an X5, she also has Alexis’ essence inside of her. However this she did not know about. This is not my story to tell. So Liz you can start off, I’m sure there’s a lot you have to say.”

Great, I can feel all eyes land on me. As I look from one person to the next I notice the mix of emotions. Zack, I can’t really read, there’s this strange look in his eye that I have never noticed before. It seems to disappear as quickly as it appeared however, his eyes now remain emotionless.

I move on to Maria, she looks hurt. I know she’s wondering why I never told her my secret, I guess that is what this little session is for to get everything out in the open. I just hope she can find it in herself to forgive me, and accept me. Knowing Maria’s heart, she will.

Next I look at Michael, I am surprised to see a flash of understanding, and then like Zack his emotions shut down. I know he’s wondering if I am his sister, I wish was, I always wanted a sibling; and to some degree I am, but there Is also someone else inside of me, someone else with a greater connection to Michael.

My gaze then moves to Max, so many emotions flash through his eyes, confusion, love, fear, hurt. I know what he’s thinking, exactly the same thing as me; was what we shared between him and me, or him and Alexis; I have a feeling it was the latter.
Beside him is Isabel, I see a softness in her eyes I don’t think I’ve seen before, I know she understands. She knows what it’s like to keep a secret, that you are afraid of others finding out. I offer her a small smile of thanks, which she returns.

Beside Isabel is Alex, the brother that I never had, but always wanted. I can see his mind working overtime, trying to piece together the puzzle, but as I see him encourage me with a shake of his head, I know he’ll stick by me no matter what.

Kyle is seated next to Alex, I think he knew all along I was different, he always used to tell me how special I was. He has turned out to be a great friend, and like Alex I know he’s not going anywhere.

And then there’s Tess...I really have nothing to say on that, I actually think she is scared of me. And with good reason too. She’s scared of what had already come out and what is yet to come out. She is hiding something, but not for long.

They are all looking at me...waiting...expecting. I look at nasado or Sandman, he gives me a look that tells me there is no way out of this. There is no escape. And I don’t think I want there to be. For the first time in my life, I will not be hiding anything from the people who mean the most to me...Except for Tess anyway. They will know the real Liz Parker and for the first time in my life, I will not have to hide myself from them. I know it’s the right time, even if it wasn’t it would have to be. Judging by what Nasado said something is coming...Something big.

“OK guys, like Nasado said, I want no interruptions otherwise I might not get out everything thing I have to say. Everything I need to say. A lot of the things I am going to say will explain a lot, especially to you Max, so just bear with me. Because I know its going to be hard, but it has to be said. I think it’s time you’ll finally knew the real Liz Parker...or X5 458.

(I feel Zack reach over and grab my hand, I am surprised, I offer him a smile. I then look at Max and I am shocked to see what appears to be understanding in his eyes. I think he knows what I know.)


Nasado already told you a lot about who I am. And I’d like to begin by saying that I had no idea about this whole Alexis thing, She obviously exists in me, but on a sub conscious level. At least at the moment. I’m assuming she is dormant for some reason or another.

(I look to Nasado for clarification, he nods his head then speaks up)

“Liz, is right. In many ways Alexis exists in her on a sub conscious level. She was dormant until the time Max healed her, then it was like he awakened her. She was reacting to something she saw as familiar. However due to Liz’s DNA she could never really show herself.”

“So she made herself present in flashes. Is that right?”

“yes, that is correct. As I understand it, Max had flashes when he was in close contact with you.”

“But I saw Liz in her past, the cup cake dress...”

“Yes, you thought you were connected to Liz, but at that moment in time you were actually connected to Alexis. Alexis showed herself to you through these flashes. Because you were deep inside Liz’s sub conscious, you were connecting to Alexis. You were misinterpreting these flashes for Liz however, which is understandable considering you were technically in Liz’s mind. This is why you could never have known about Manticore, or the fact that Liz was different. You were not accessing Liz but Alexis, therefore the images of Manticore would not have been present in the flashes. That and the fact Liz had erased most of the images from her mind, but the memory remained. You saw images, you didn‘t feel her memories.”

“But I was attracted to Liz before the shooting.”

“Yes. This was also Alexis’ influence, though she remained dormant her essence would have attracted those of her kind. You, Michael and Isabel would have felt something around Liz, just like you feel each other. Alexis’ essence still existed in Liz, and that would have been what drew you to her in the first place."
posted on 2-Nov-2002 1:12:34 AM
Hey guys sorry about the delay. This fic is pretty complicated to write. But I’ve got a new part for you. I might have another one out tonight. We’ll see what happens, if I can get my thoughts down on paper. Thanks everyone for reading.

PREVIOUSLY


“Yes, you thought you were connected to Liz, but at that moment in time you were actually connected to Alexis. Alexis showed herself to you through these flashes. Because you were deep inside Liz’s sub conscious, you were connecting to Alexis. You were misinterpreting these flashes for Liz however, which is understandable considering you were technically in Liz’s mind. This is why you could never have known about Manticore, or the fact that Liz was different. You were not accessing Liz but Alexis, therefore the images of Manticore would not have been present in the flashes. That and the fact Liz had erased most of the images from her mind, but the memory remained. You saw images, you didn‘t feel her memories.”

“But I was attracted to Liz before the shooting.”

“Yes. This was also Alexis’ influence, though she remained dormant her essence would have attracted those of her kind. You, Michael and Isabel would have felt something around Liz, just like you feel each other. Alexis’ essence still existed in Liz, and that would have been what drew you to her in the first place.”



PART 17

“Ok so now we’ve got the whole Alexis thing cleared up. I’ll start telling you my story. As you are all probably already aware I was made. Project Manticore was attempting to make the perfect soldier, there were many attempt and any failures. They first succeeded with the X5 series. That’s what me and Zack were a part of. We have twelve other brothers and sisters, we all escaped back in 91, we did not want to be a part of some project, and we did not want o follow orders for the rest of our lives. All though we were not all blood related we grew up together, we stood by each other. We protected each other.

“As Nasado mentioned I have a twin sister, however, I was not expected. I was not planned. In many ways Manticore was unhappy with this, as everything they did was following a strict regime, a strict plan. However in many more ways this was exciting for them. It was a first, I was a first. You see, I was a twin, I was born just after my sister. Max. They were not expecting another soldier to pop out, and they had no idea how it happened. They thought they may have been making progress, to develop two at the same time, with the same skill, that would have been a major asset to them and their cause.

They wanted to find out how this could have happened. They need to find out. There was only one possible way they could do this. That was to go straight to the main source. Me. They prodded, poked and examined, but they still could not find anything out. Although they did find out that me and Max shared nearly the same DNA, We were identical twins, with a few minor differences. We were exactly the same soldier, but different people. Eventually...reluctantly... they concluded that it was a freak accident. A genetic mishap. However this was only concluded after long hours spent under surveillance, as they tested every inch of mine and Max’s ability. And the conclusion was only made after they had exhausted every possible avenue, and had undergone every possible test.

“What kind of things did they do to you?”

“I don’t know If you really want to know, I don’t know if I could even tell you all what we went through.”

“Liz, it would help them in the future if they knew what to expect from Manticore’s corner.”

“I understand that, Nasado, I do, but Its so hard. I’ve tried so hard to forget.”

“Lizzie, It’s ok. You don’t have to tell them what you went through. We can handle Manticore, we’ll find a way.”

“Yes, I agree with Zack. If it is this Manticore place that Nasado has come to warn us about, then we will find a way. We are not going to force Liz to tell us anything, she doesn‘t even need to be telling us this. Of all people, I, and obviously Zack, no know it’s like to be tortured and made to suffer, and If it is anything like what I went through I can understand why she would want to forget. But Liz, we can help you through this, we will all love you matter what you are, or what they did to you. Having said that, we will understand, if you decide not to tell us. It’s your decision.”

“Zan it is of valuable information that she tells us, what if one of you are captured, you need to be prepared for the worst.”

“I agree with Nasado...”

“Of course you would Michael. Chica don’t have to tell us nothing that she don’t want to. I’ve got your back, babe, no matter what.”

“Maria, like Nasado said we have to be prepared for the worst.....

“Guys just quit it will you. We can’t be arguing at a time like this. I will tell you, but only because I think Nasado is right. You do all need to prepared, but no matter what I say, Do not, I repeat do not, feel sorry for me. I don’t want your pity, I just don’t want any of you to go through what we went through. Ok so this is going to be pretty hard for me. But I’ll try me best, so just bare with me.

So you all know that they tested mine and Max’s extremes, but it was worse then that. They tested our bodies, our souls, our minds. They tried to break us, but we kept each other alive. Most of the time they would try and pit us up against each other, but the times they didn’t. They were the worst. They would make one of us watch whilst they carried out experiments on the other, and vice versa. They thought it would weaken our hearts, but one look into Maxi’s eyes when I felt like I wouldn’t make it, and I was saved. I knew I had to make it for Maxie, for Zack, for the others.

The experiments they did were designed specifically to break our bodies and minds. I remember one day, or it could have been a night, I don’t know, but it has stuck in my mind for ever. No matter how many times I try and forget that day it always comes back to me. It was the worst day of my life, it was the worst day of Max’s life. That was the time they nearly broke us for good, that was the time they stole our last shred of innocence away from us, and all we could do was watch.

We were both four at the time. Four years old, we were too young for what they had in store for us, all of us. No child should have to learn to hold a gun at two years old, they should be just trying to find their feet. No three year old child’s mind should have to strategise their next move, their next kill. They should be learning how to read. But our minds were advanced, so advanced it seemed natural for us to know those things. It was only when we escaped did we realise that It was completely the opposite.

That day they nearly tore us a part. That day was the one time they managed to turn us against each other. It was only for a second, but that second broke us. It made us realise that we were vulnerable to them, it scared us. For the first time in our short lives, we were scared of each other. I guess we were too weak from all the tests they had been doing. Our minds were too weak, they were struggling to overcome everything that was swirling around in them.

That was the day, they were testing the capabilities of our minds. How much our minds could carry, before it wrecked us, killed us. Our minds were on overload, we had so much to process, that everything started to jumble. Everything started merging in our minds, trying to find place to fit. We were so desperate trying to process everything that we didn’t realise until it was almost too late. We were fighting, we didn’t even realise we were doing it. Our minds must have scrambled something together in its attempts to cater for all information that was being sent to our brains, that some wires got crossed. For a second, just a second, we saw each other as the enemy. I will never forget that day, because that was first and only time we turned on one of ours.

And it nearly lead to our deaths. I’m too scared to even contemplate what the outcome would have been if we hadn't realised who we were. I still don’t know how we did because I know my mind was still screaming that max was the enemy. That is what kept us alive after that, the fact that we believed it was out souls, our hearts, that let us know. That they would always let us know. So at our weakest point, the worst time in my life, was also one of the best. For the first time we were lead by a human emotion. For the first time we were lead by our hearts not our heads. For the first time in our four years, we felt normal, we felt we really had a purpose. Firstly to survive, secondly to escape.”





















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posted on 4-Nov-2002 6:02:21 AM
Hey guys sorry about the delay. I just got a take home exam and its harder than I thought it would be. Its due on wednesday so I don't know when I will be able to post next. Thursday at the latest. I will try tomorrow. All depends if I get the exam done. This is my last week of uni, then I have a couple more assignments and one exam. Then Im on 3 month break. Imagine the possibilities!!!!
Thanks for all the bumps and feedback I hope you enjoy

PREVIOUSLY
. We were fighting, we didn’t even realise we were doing it. Our minds must have scrambled something together in its attempts to cater for all information that was being sent to our brains, that some wires got crossed. For a second, just a second, we saw each other as the enemy. I will never forget that day, because that was first and only time we turned on one of ours.

And it nearly lead to our deaths. I’m scared to even contemplate what the outcome would have been if we hadn't realised who we were. I still don’t know how we did because I know my mind was still creaming that max was the enemy. That is what kept us alive after the, the fact that we believed it was out souls, our hearts, that let us know. So at our weakest point, the worst time in my life, was also one of the best. For the first time we were lead by a human emotion. For the first time we were lead by our hearts not our heads. For the first time in our fours years, we felt normal, we felt we really had a purpose. Firstly to survive, secondly to escape.”



PART 18

“I don’t know what we would have done if we didn’t have each other. To be honest I don’t think I would have survived. I don’t think I could have. I guess Manticore did make us stronger, physically and mentally, but emotionally...Well emotions were a weakness back then. If you showed any amotion, then you would play. I learned the hard way. You would not believe the things that place was capable of, and they did it all with a smile on their face. It makes me sick.

Now that I think of it, if we weren’t string emotionally, we weren’t really strong were we? We weren’t supposed to get attached, we weren’t developed to question morals or values. We didn’t even know what they were. So we had it drummed into our heads that emotions were a weakness, but sub consciously, on some level, we must have ignored it. To see ourselves as brothers and sisters. To protect and defend each other. To be willing to give your life for another. Now that is emotion, and I can’t possibly see how that could be classified as a weakness. We were all a unit in every sense of the word. We stuck by each other through everything, and that’s what helped us survive. Survive the numerous torture seconds, where our heads would be held down in a bath of ice, until we went blue, just to see how long we could hold our breath for in extreme circumstance. Survive the constant berating, and questioning of our lives. Survive the brain washings, and electro magnetics they used on us.

They even went so far as to electrocute us, over and over and over again. Just to see how much our body could handle, how much our brains could take. We survived the constant periods in isolation without food, water, light or time. Sometimes they would keep us locked up for eight days, just to see how long we could handle going without food and water supplements. By the time we got out our bodies would be exhausted to the point of shutting down. Then we would be further punished because we couldn’t keep up in training. We survived the numerous experiments they did on out bodies and minds. They poked and prodded every detail of our body, and every recess of our mind. The damage they did in that place, didn’t stop at us though, there were others. Others that didn’t escape, others who were brain washed into believing that place was all they had. They learned from us, they made us to independent. They may have played with our minds but they could not steal our independence. They could not tare us away from each other.

After the escape, it was decided it would be safer to split up. That way if they found one of us, we would not all be sitting ducks. We all knew that none of us would ever turn each other in. We would rather die than go back to that place. It was our own personal hell, but we lived it.

After the escape of 91, circumstances found me wandering along a highway. It was by chamnce that I was picked up by the Parkers. They were moving here, to Roswell, New Mexico. No one questioned it, they all just assumed I was their child. Why wouldn’t they, they had no reason to think that they had picked up some transgenic fighting machine who had just escaped from a secret government organization developed to make to perfect soldier, on the side of the road. It was only natural that people would just take me to be their child.

I was scared of the Parkers at first, I was scare of everyone. All I knew was the kindness of my brothers and sisters and a stray guard at Manticore who gave us a picture of who I know now to be Mary, mother of Jesus, and said that she would protect us. No one else had ever shown any signs of humanity to us, how was I too know that things were different in the outside world. Luckily we were all made with enhanced brain cells, so I was able to pick up quickly the ideals of this new world that I was thrust into. I leanred that there were kind, generous, loving people out there, and It was lucky for me that two of them picked me up on that road, and lucky that I came be friends with six others. I don’t know what would have happened to me otherwise.

So the Parkers brought me to Roswell New Mexico, where they were starting a new life, and where I could start a new life. I would attempt to forget my past, but I would always remember my heritage. My brothers and sisters.

And you all know most of the circumstances that lead to today. I say most because there was one incident that I have not told anyone, except Maria about, and I think it is time you all know. For the benefit of our lives and for the benefit of out future.

What I have to say, is going to be pretty hard to take in. Pretty hard to understand and pretty hard to believe, but It did happen. It was not very long ago, although it feels like a life time ago to me. It started the night you came to me Max. You were singing to me in Spanish with a mariachi band backing you up, You made me feel so special and I know that night you thought there was hope for us. I did for a while too. But that night would actually be the end of us. Just before you arrived I had a visitor.

One minute I’m sitting in my room, the next minute there’s a flash and someone’s climbing through my window. It was you Max, only it wasn’t really you, you. It was you fourteen years into the future. And I know what you are all going to say how do I know it as really him and not some shape shifter. Well I had my doubts at first. I thought he was a shapeshifter. I mean he defiantly looked like you just older with longer hair, with a few grey strands. And he was dressed in leather. He told me that he had come to me from the future because I needed to make you fall out of love with me. I don’t think in his time you must have known about what I was, who I was.

He said that the four of you were a unit. You all needed each other to survive. Your powers all complimented each others. I still didn’t really believe him then. I mean like our love could mean the end of the world. It couldn’t could it? It was when he told me that my max was going to to serenade me, that I started to really believe. And then when it happened. How else could he have known? I guess deep down inside I always knew it was him, or she always knew it was him, because on some level I knew. I would always know. So I had to find a way to make Max fall out of love with me.

I tried. I went so far as to go to Tess and help her, buy nothing seemed to be working. Hew wouldn’t let go, and part of me wouldn’t let him let go. I’d all but given up when I came up with the idea. I knew Max was coming around my house, Future Max had told me when he would arrive. So went to Kyle for help, I didn’t tell him why, I just said I needed a favour. Kyle I will always be grateful for you not questioning me. Not questioning our friendship.

I arranged it so Max would find me and Kyle together. It was the only answer. It was only thing I could think of that would turn Max against me. And it worked. Max left, Kyle left and Future Max diappeared, And for a minute I thought I was alone. I nearly ran away that night, I wanted to run so badly. But then I thought of you Zack, I knew you always wanted for me to have a good life. A normal life. And I wasn’t willing to throw that away. I wasn’t willing to let go of everything that you fought for me to have.

“Liz I never stopped loving you. I was hurt, I was upset and I was angry, but I never stopped loving you. I couldn’t stop loving you.”

“Yes Max. And we know why that is now. You couldn’t stop loving me because she wouldn’t let you. I’m sorry I put you through that Max, I thought it was the only way. I realise now that everything does happen for a reason. He had no right to come back and mess with reality. I had no right to change the future. To change everyone’s future. Because it did, in some way or another, however minor it may be, I changed something about how every living person on this earth’s future. And I have to live with that for the rest of my life.”

“Liz. Listen to me. You thought you were doing the right thing. I came to you for goodness sake, how could I have been so selfish.”

“No. It wasn’t your fault in your time line everyone was dead. Michael had just died in your arms. It was only you and me. Apparently I made you do it. Now we have to stop blaming ourselves and concentrate on this future. So that doesn’t happen again. I think everything did happen for a specific reason, and everything will become clearer as everyone opens up. We will talk about this later. Now we all have to open up to each other. Trust each other.”

“Liz. is right, we are running out of time. And it is vital that everything is out in the open. Zan you will tell u your story now.”

“But I’m not hiding anything.”

“Look deep within yourself. There is something you forced yourself to forget. Now it is time to remember.”












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posted on 7-Nov-2002 8:56:23 PM
Hey guys sorry about the delay, in getting this out, but I hope you all enjoy it. Thanks for all the bumps and feedback. Its appreciated. Duchess67 your right Max and Liz are fraternal twins, sorry my mistake, thanks for picking it up.


PREVIOUSLY

“No. It wasn’t your fault in your time line everyone was dead. Michael had just died in your arms. It was only you and me. Apparently I made you do it. Now we have to stop blaming ourselves and concentrate on this future. So that doesn’t happen again. I think everything did happen for a specific reason, and everything will become clearer as everyone opens up. We will talk about this later. Now we all have to open up to each other. Trust each other.”

“Liz. is right, we are running out of time. And it is vital that everything is out in the open. Zan you will tell u your story now.”

“But I’m not hiding anything.”

“Look deep within yourself. There is something you forced yourself to forget. Now it is time to remember.”

PART 19

“Something I have forced myself to forget. Why would I do that? And how the hell do you know?”

“I know everything about you, but that’s not important right now. What is important is that you remember, and that you share it with us. It is vital that you remember. It happened around the orb incident, you didn’t want to believe something you saw. You were scared so you blocked it out. I can’t tell you though, you have to remember by yourself. You have to remember for yourself.”

“I can’t understand why I would try and forget something though? What possible reason could I have? The only reason I would hide something was If I thought it would hurt...”

“Max? Hurt who? Max?”

“Oh god. I remember. I can’t believe I made myself forget. I’m sorry. It was too hard. I was trying to deny my alien side. And Liz...we had a connection. I knew that had to have meant something, I just never put the pieces together. I pushed it right back into the depths of my mind we’re I couldn’t remember...Until now.”

“Max what is you remember?”

“OK, bear with me guys because its all just coming back to me now. Like Nasedo said it was around the time of the orbs. Things were going great with Liz. We had this connection you know? I didn’t want anything to change. It wasn’t the time. For the first time in my life, just before we found the orbs, I was happy. I felt normal, and I didn’t want to ruin that. It happened during an intense moment with Liz. I was getting flashes. They were coming so fast that I didn’t have time to process them all. I didn’t even think about. All I could think about at that moment was Liz. It was like I was consumed. But I remember now. The flashes I had were of Antar, I must have stored them away sub consciously. It’s still hard to process, I know why I made myself forget. I didn’t want to hurt Liz, I didn’t want to hurt our relationship. I loved her, she meant the world to me, and I guess I just wanted to be normal. But it was never normal. What was I thinking? I was an hybrid, half human, half alien. I guess I wanted to ignore my alien side, and be a normal guy. I wanted to be a normal guy in love with a normal girl. But It was never normal, who was I kidding, we had flashes for goodness sakes.

These particular flashes, the flashes I made myself forget; the flashes I now remember, were of Antar. I think I was about fifteen at the time, judging from what Nasedo said. I was in this garden, it was beautiful, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I was waiting for someone. I felt what I was feeling at that particular moment. Love, happiness, pure unadulterated joy. But it was adulterated, because I was already engaged... to Ava.

I knew it was wrong, but it was love. You can’t stop falling in love, that’s why they call it falling. You’ve just gotta hope that there’s someone there to break your fall. I could feel how much we loved each other. I’ve only felt like that once before...with Liz. We promised ourselves to each other that night, but it wasn’t to be. At least not in that life time.

I remembered how we gave ourselves to each other that night. But that was a whole life time ago, I was with Liz now, so I guess I just blocked it out. I remembered how I saw into her soul, and how beautiful it was. The night we gave ourselves to each other, I promised her that we would always be together. That we would always find each other, no matter what. I left her something that night.

Oh God I was a king, she was a commoner, it wasn’t meant to happen. We weren’t meant to be, I was engaged to be married, our planet was in turmoil, but I didn’t care I was in love. I can see it now as clear as day, I don’t know how or why I kept it locked away for so long, but I think I know why had the flashes at that particular moment, I was with Liz. I will tell you my theory in a minute first I will finish telling you of the flashes.

That night we spent together...I left her something. It was a child, she was carrying rightful heir to the throne. But I knew if the wrong people found out, they would have sent someone after her. Someone to destroy her. That night I also learned other things about her. She was a lone and she was a commoner. But once upon a time she had a family, a family that was respected and loved. She had a twin brother, who she lost at a young age. Her parents were murdered, but she survived. I don’t know how, but she did. And to grow into the person that she did, it showed her spirit.

That night I didn’t only leave her with my child, I left her another present. Her brother. He wasn’t dead, he was very much alive living within the palace walls, I promised to bring him to her the next day, but that was the last time I ever saw her. That was the last night we spent in that life, It was the next day, as Nasedo said, that we got transported to another time, a rime when I did not know her. A time when I did not know love. According to Nasedo they gave us our memories, but the crash must have affected them. I didn’t remember Antar until that night with Liz. I didn’t remember Alexis until that night with Liz.

I blocked the flashes, the memories, for fear of hurting Liz. But I think I've figured it all out now. An I do realise it’s not as simple as this but one day it might be. Those times I received flashes I was connecting deep within Liz’s mind. I think I was connecting with Alexis, and those memories, those flashes I saw, were not mine, but Alexis’, because there was one more image that she showed me.

That of her brother...That of Rath...that of Michael.

She must have wanted me to know, to let Michael know that he’s not alone, he has family.”

“I...I have family, I have a sister...I have a sister. Liz is my sister?”

“No. You have to understand this, You must realise that Liz is not Alexis. Liz is Liz, an X5 who escaped, and whose body Alexis’ essence was implanted in. They are two different people. Alexis is within Liz, It is essential you remember this. Michael you can however, connect with her like Max did, but it must be alright with Liz first, because you will be going deep within the recesses of her brain.”

“But I’ve never connected with anyone before Nasedo. I don’t know how to make a connection.”

“The connection is already there, you just have to awaken it. All you have to do is concentrate and reach deep within yourself.”

“I don’t have to kiss her do I, because that would be a bit eww, like kissing my own sister. Wasn’t that the way that Maxwell connected with Alexis.”

“Yes It was the way Max connected to her, but you are bonded to her through blood. You have always shared a connection with her. Also, the fact that you were twins will also play a factor, because you will have bonded within the womb. Your connection would have been alive, even before you were born. Twins have the strongest connection, because twins could only be born on Antar, if those who had conceived them were soul mates. So all you have to do is touch Liz and reach out for Alexis.”

“Liz, I know I’ve been a grade A asshole to you, and I am sorry, I thought you had betrayed the only family I knew I had. But please despite what you may hold against me, because I understand It’s not just as easy as saying sorry. I said and did a lot to hurt you, to hurt you and Max, but please, don’t take my sister away from me. Don’t take the only chance I have to connect with my sister away from me.
I know you are not my sister, but I could not think of a better person for her to have existed in. Despite what I have said to you, you were always like a sister to me. And now hear I stand before you asking...no begging...you to give me this one thing. Give me my sister.”



posted on 11-Nov-2002 6:53:30 AM
Hey sorry about the delay. I’m just doing some last minute uni work and managed to squeeze this in. Thanks for the bumps and feedback.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month: Remembrance

Today is remembrance day so please take the time out to remember everything that has been sacrificed, for us to be here today. The armistice was signed and peace was declared
"In October 1997, the Governor-General issued a proclamation declaring 11 November as Remembrance Day and urging Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11.00 am on Remembrance Day each year to remember the sacrifice of those who died or otherwise suffered in Australia's cause in wars and war-like conflicts."
Lest we forget.



PREVIOUSLY

“Liz, I know I’ve been a grade A asshole to you, and I am sorry, I thought you had betrayed the only family I knew I had. But please despite what you may hold against me, because I understand It’s not just as easy as saying sorry. I said and did a lot to hurt you, to hurt you and Max, but please, don’t take my sister away from me. Don’t take the only chance I have to connect with my sister away from me.
I know you are not my sister, but I could not think of a better person for her to have existed in. Despite what I have said to you, you were always like a sister to me. And now hear I stand before you asking...no begging...you to give me this one thing. Give me my sister.”



PART 20


“ Michael I understand that you finally feel like you have some one that you can call family. I just wish you had worked it out earlier. Have any of you even thought about how I feel. I’ve had barely any tuime to process this new information and already your asking me to be her. I’m sorry but I just can’t be her. Do you have any idea how it feels to love someone, and then find out that it wasn’t your own emotions controlling your heart but some girls from another planet? Does that make me what Manticore wanted me to be? How do I know that any of these feelings I have experienced have been mine or hers. Where do I finish and she begins, because I’ve gotta tell you, at the moment I feel like she controls everything but my actions. My mind, my emotions, my tears, my fears...Are they all because of her? Or is it me Liz Parker, super human fighting machine.

Michael have you even thought about me, in this equation. You are always coming to me when you need something alien related, and even then it was only becasue Max thought hje was in love with m e. But he was just in love with another girl inside of me. Can you imagine how used I feel, show hard this is for me. Because despite all of these things, every one of you in this room, you all know that I wouldn’t say no. Anyway she probably wouldn’t let me. But you know that I , Liz Parker, cannot day no to any of you for anything, you gave me my life back, and I will probably be saying yes to you all for the rest of my life.

But Michael before you enter my mind, know this; I am not just this sidekick you can come to when you need help with something scientific. I am not just a vessel for your sisters essence, I am my own person. So please respect that. Oh and one more thing, know this, I can kick any one of your asses if you chose not to listen to a word I have said. I will not be your little sidekick anymore, and neither will Maria or Alex. They would do practically anything for you because I dragged them into this mess, and they don’t even get a thanks have a nice life. The most they get is broken hearts and broken bones.

They know me for the person that I am. They know Liz Parker, and if any of you take advantage of the fact that they would do anything for you, again, then you will be copping a fist full of Liz. You are on their planet now, so you will play by their rules, and be the polite guests that you should be. Got it?”

“Liz...”

“No Max. Not now. Come on Michael just make the connection and if you happen to find a wall don’t even think about trying to rip it down. Don‘t say anything Michael. You can thank me later by taking heed of my advice. Ok I‘m focused now do your little alien thing, before I change my mind.”

“How will we know If he’s in...”

“Sssshhh Maria, he needs to concentrate. No body say a word until they are both back with us. If they are disrupted and one of them is forced to break the connection with no warning, there could be serious consequences.”

“You didn’t say this was dangerous...”

“Ssshhhhh. He’s in.”


Michael’s POV

“Ok, well I’m assuming this is Liz’s mind, now how the hell do I find Alexis? There are so many doors. I guess I just start at the first one and open them all, hope for the best. Door One.

“Alexis. Alexis. Are you in here?”

My attention is drawn to thirteen kids playing in a park. I walk towards them. I watch as a boy with short blonde hair, helps a small brunette girl after she falls from the monkey bars. He rushes over to her and pulls her into a hug.

“It’s ok Lizzie. I’m here now. I will always keep you safe. I would never let anyone hurt you.”

“Lizzie, Lizzie...Come play on the swings.”

“Ok Maxie. Bye Zack. Thankyou.”

Ok what the hell now I’m confused. I thought they had it hard in that Manticore place. It looks like they’re living the high life here. Oh shit I’ve been spotted. Little Liz is walking to wards me. What the hell am I sposed to do”

“Hello Mister. Who are you. I don’t think I’ve seen you in this dream before. Come and meet my brothers and sisters. Will you play with me. You can be my daddy. Daddies are kind and loving, so you’re not allowed to hurt me. Well you’re not allowed to hurt me her, because this is my special place.
O, Oh you’re in trouble mister. She found you. Bye.”

What in the world one minute I’m standing their talking to this miniature Liz and the next minute I’m being thrown back into the hall way.

“ What did I tell you, Sat out of my thoughts. We’re her to find your sister. Now stick with me. I’m surprised you can’t sense her or something. Isn’t that what your kind do? Well I can feel her essence. I’ll take you to her, and you can have your little reunion but don’t take too long. I will get bored out here. It’s my mind after all, so I know what’s in it. No discovering anything new for me.”


Ok so Liz is in here with me now. I guess that makes sense, If I’m in here and she is the one leading the connection, I juts had to form it. OK so I guess I follow Liz. All that stuff she said before, It kind of hit the mark I’ve gotta admit. I’ve also got to admit, at leat to myself, that I’m a bit scared of Liz. I have no doubt she would keep good on that promise of kicking our asses.

“Hey Mikey G, just thought you should know. Your in my mind, so you’re broadcasting everything you’re thinking. So you’re scared of me huh. BOO. Who would have thought that Mikey G would be scared of a small girl. Well some people just continue to surprise don’t they? OK here we are. While you‘re in there can you tell her to turn her thoughts down a bit. She’s broadcasting pretty loud. Super hearing here remember. She of all people should know that. So get in there, she’s waiting for you. Oh yeah and tell her to answer her question Yes, I do forgive her, it wasn‘t her that implanted herself into me was it. It just might take a bit of getting used to. Now that I know she‘s in here, I have this feeling she might be showing herself a bit more.”










posted on 17-Nov-2002 10:41:32 PM
Hey guys, sorry about the wait. I’ve nearly finished all my uni assignments though. So hopefully I’ll be able to update more frequently. This stories pretty hard to write, It’s getting more complicated, I just hope you can all bare with me. If there’s anything you don’t understand just ask. Ok enough of me, on with the next part...



PREVIOUSLY


“Hey Mikey G, just thought you should know. Your in my mind, so you’re broadcasting everything you’re thinking. So you’re scared of me huh. BOO. Who would have thought that Mikey G would be scared of a small girl. Well some people just continue to surprise don’t they? OK here we are. While you‘re in there can you tell her to turn her thoughts down a bit. She’s broadcasting pretty loud. Super hearing here remember. She of all people should know that. So get in there, she’s waiting for you. Oh yeah and tell her to answer her question Yes, I do forgive her, it wasn‘t her that implanted herself into me was it. It just might take a bit of getting used to. Now that I know she‘s in here, I have this feeling she might be showing herself a bit more.”


PART 21

“Rath is that you? My brother, there’s so much you don’t know, so much that you have to know.”

“Alexis...It’s you, It’s really you. I have a sister. And she’s been right within reach all along. How could I not know? Why couldn’t I feel you, like Liz said?”

“Rath, it’s ok. You didn’t have any memories of our home, so how were you supposed to know that you had a sister? How were you to know when even on Antar you’d lost your memory, you didn’t even know you had a sister there.”

“But I should have. I should have known, Max and Isabel they know they can feel each other. Why couldn’t I feel you?”

“Rath, don’t go beating yourself up. You know now, and that is all that matters. I’ve got so much I need to say. About Antar, about this life. And I know what your like dear bother so please no interruptions...

Back on Antar, we were special. There were only two sets of twins on the whole planet. Zan and Valondra and me and you. Twins can only be produced by true soul mates, our parents, there names were Raj and Alexia, met each other when they were young. They instantly fell in love, they weren’t wealthy, but they weren’t poor either. We were all so happy, we were the best of friends you and me, and we were strong. You see marriages on Antar were usually arranged. From a young age you would be chosen, love was not a factor. It was a shock when I found out I was to be blessed to Zan, and you to Valondra. It made sense, we were both twins, which meant our strength would essentially be doubled. I saw Zan once, and I fell in love with him instantly, he didn’t know me. He couldn’t see me. He wasn’t supposed to not until the time we were to be married. Those were happier times. Times before you disappeared and our parents were found dead on the side of the road. I didn’t know what had happened to you. How was I too know that the queen of all people had found you and taken you in. I found out later, much later, that you would not talk and had no memory. No one knew who you were, so the queen took you. She would raise you as one of her own, she would raise you to be Zans second.

When I learnt of your disappearance I didn’t think I would survive. I had nothing, I had lost everything, including my right to be queen. You see things on Antar weren’t going very well. Antar and its people were suffering. So the king thought it best to form an allegiance. So he arranged for Zan to be blessed to Avaria. She was the daughter of the leader of our galaxies wealthiest planet. He was only doing what he thought best for his country. He had no idea of the repercussions. In joining Zan with Ava, he was messing with something that was destined to be, he was messing with fate. And unknowingly putting his planet into the hands of a tyrant.

I know you’re wondering where I was in all of this. I had long since been forgotten, my parents, what I thought was my only link to the royal family, had been murdered. My brother had disappeared and I would spend all my efforts searching for him. With the death of our parents and the loss of you, I too disappeared. I blended in, became a commoner, my days were spent searching for my brother, for you. My nights spent crying a broken down shed, that I would make my temporary home.
I was broken for a while, I didn’t think I would ever find you. I mean you’re name had changed. Whilst I had known you as Nathe, you were now known as Rath. Only I didn’t know this. And I would not find out about you, until the queen found out about me. By that time it would be too late for a reunion on Antar.

It started out as a normal day, just like any other. I would awaken in an abandoned barn, and continue my search for you. I knew you were alive, our connection would have told me otherwise. That day however, turned out to be the day I was saved. Saved from myself. I was starting to give up hope, I knew you were out there but it had been many years since your disappearance, and I still hadn’t found you. I was close to giving up on you, giving up on life, when he found me. My saviour. My King. I was walking through town, not watching where I was going, when I ran into him. he had the most beautiful eyes I had ever seen. He didn’t look happy, but when he looked at me they sparkled. I don’t know how, I don’t even know why, but it was like were cognised each other. I would learn later from the Queen that we had been prophesised. That we would have been the saviours of our planet. It was written that two sets of twins would unite and be stringer then anyone could even begin to imagine. They would be their own and each others strength. But not all things turn out the way they are meant too, as I’m sure everyone is very much aware.

For me and Zan it was love at first site. We would have secret meetings in the gardens and all this time I had no idea you were so close. he used to speak of his best friend Rathard, you. I should have known, but I know I couldn’t have. I’d never meant this Rathard, and I had no reason to believe, or even assume, that it was you. I knew what we were doing was wrong, and hw anted to run off and get married. Consequences be damned, then his father got ill. And you know what happened after that.

I only found out that Rathard was you, the day you were all sent away. The queen had spotted me with Zan in the gardens previously. She didn’t realise who I was until the day she came to find me and tell me what was happening. She told me how Zan was leaving with his intended, and his second, as well as his sister. That this was the only way. I don’t know why, but she told me about his second, this boy rathard that had come to be found on the side of the road. I couldn’t believe all this time and you had been so close. I burst into tears when she told me, and told her you were my twin.

The moment I said that word twin, she knew who I was. She realised who you were. She kept on apologising, and then told me there was a way that I could rejoin you all in this life. She told me she would take care of it. That I would be reborn on earth, only there was a catch, my essence would only exist inside another. This girl would not know, unless something triggered, and forced me to the surface. The shooting. This girl who held my essence was different though, and I could never come to the forefront. I wouldn’t have either, it would have been unfair to her. So I existed in her subconscious,. every time she was near you and the other I would feel you, and that would be enough for me. And every time Zan or Max was drawn to her, I knew it was the pull. I felt so bad for her, she didn’t deserve any of this. She doesn’t deserve any of this.

Nathe you are growing weak and won’t be able to hold the connection much longer, if you don’t get out soon, you will both be stuck in her mind. But there is one more thing I must tell you. It is vital that you remember this. It was written by a force much greater then destiny. As soon as the connection is broken you MUST tell the one they call Nacedo. Promise me you will remember. You have to promise me you will remember the exact words. You must remember to be able to decipher.”

“I promise. But I’m not ready to go Alexis. I’m not ready to leave you, not after I just found you. I have to tell you about me, about my life.”

“Nathe, Rathard, Michael, I know all about your life. Then and here. I’ve been able to watch you, and The queen transferred her memories of me to you back on Antar. Know this Nathe I am so proud of you. You have achieved so much, and I know everything will work out.
You must go now. I love you my brother.”

“I love you too my sister.”


“Michael come on, we’ve got to go the connection is closing, we have to make it through the door, before it shuts us inside my mind.”


Meanwhile...

“Haven’t they been in there a little long. The connection is growing weak. If they don’t get out of there soon, they won’t be able to get out at all.”

“Isabel, It’s ok, look they’re stirring...Michael, Liz, Michael. Can you guys here us. What is he mumbling?”

“They will be out of it for quite some time. The expanded quite a large amount of energy. They...”

Nasedo is stopped mid speech as Michael grabs his arm

“When one become two, three kinds will unite. Across space, across time things will be made right. A destiny unknown a prophecy uncovered, a new found life will be discovered. Open your eyes, the answer is right in front of you. When on becomes two, three kinds will unite...”

“What the hell is he mumbling about?”

“That’s Michael for you, you never know what crap he’s feeding.”

“Nasedo? Nasedo are you all right?”

“Why didn’t I figure it out sooner. Dammit it was right in front of me all along. How could I have not known. It was all in the book, I didn’t understand it then but I do now. It’s all coming back to me.
We can’t deal with this now though, later. Now it is even more important that we get all our secrets out right now.”

“But what about Michael and Liz?”

“It’s ok I can take care of that. They are tired I can restore their energy, and they will be fine. then Michael can tell his story.”










posted on 26-Nov-2002 10:58:21 PM
Hey guys. I’m so sorry about the delay, but today was my last exam. Woohoo. So I should be updating more frequently. Thanks for the feedback and the bumps. Hope you like the next part, its an insight into Michael. I would have had it up yesterday, but we had a blackout expanding too much power. I was stupid and didn’t save it, and I lost the WHOLE thing!!!! That’ll teach me to wait till I’m finished to save something, I had just literally typed in the last full stop when It went down. Oh well I’m done now and its saved so I hope you all enjoy. Don’t worry action isn’t too far away.


PART 22- Michaels’ story



“Me? I don’t have any secrets.”

“Michael, everyone has secrets. Some have to look further within themselves to pull them out, but yours are on the surface, waiting to be released.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“Michael, you know very well what I am talking about. You can’t all fight together as a team, and win, with secrets hanging over your heads. You need to know everything about each other. You need to be able to predict each others moves, read each others mind, and too do this properly you need to know every secret. Otherwise something, anything, could just set you off. We all agreed that there would be no more secrets. ”

“I didn’t agree to anything. You...”

“Spaceboy, just get it over and done with. None of us are going to judge you or think less of you, if that’s what you’re thinking. We love you, all of you. And that includes your faults, because god knows there’s a lot of them.”

“Maria...”

“OK, ok. My point was we love you despite all that, and nothing you say Is going to change the way we see you.”

“Fine, but I want it on record that I am not happy about this. But If it means defeating Kivar, well I guess I don’t have a choice.

Ok you all know that I haven’t had the easiest of lives. You know all about Hank and what I’ve been through with him, so I’m not going to go into that. I’m going to tell you about before. Before Hank, before Roswell. Whilst Max and Isabel had a loving home, I was thrown into the system. I was just another kid abandoned. Another statistic.

I was moved form foster home to foster home. I had a lot of difficulties adjusting, and the families that took me in had a lot of difficulties accepting. None of you know this, but before I came across Max and Isabel at school that day, I had just been taken in by my fourth foster parent, by Hank.

The three previous foster families couldn’t accept me. They knew I was different they just didn’t know how. They thought I was retarded, an extremely slow learner, after all I couldn’t speak their language and I didn’t know how to do things, that a normal kid my age should know how to do.

My first foster parents were actually kind of nice. They accepted me, but they couldn’t deal with me. I thought I’d been abandoned, so even back then, at such a young age, I promised myself to never let anyone get close. To never let anybody in. So I close myself off from the world, from them. I understand now, that they had other children to think about. Biological children. I was isolating myself from them, and as I withdrew further into myself, so did they. Of course they would choose their own kids over me, and so they should. But to me it was just one more rejection. One more abandonment. I didn’t think I was capable of being loved, I thought there was something wrong with me.
I know I didn’t help the situation, but I was young. I was different. I was an alien, and I was alone.

My second family had no excuses. They had no children, and I don’t even know why they took me in. All they did was keep me locked up in the basement. By that stage I had taught myself how to talk, I thought I was a normal kid. I was so proud of myself, but still I was punished. It probably would have been easier if I couldn’t talk, because every time I spoke, I would get sent to the basement. They’d say they didn’t want to hear my voice. But for the first time in my life I was proud, imagine that teaching yourself how to talk. I thought they’d accept me if I could talk, If I could be normal. I would never be normal, but I could always look normal. But every time I spoke it would be off to the basement. It was so dark, so cold. I was alone. So in the end, once again, I stopped talking. I withdrew.
I don’t know how the authorities found out, but they did, and they came and took me away. Again.

I was sent to a home fore abandoned kids this time. I watched these kids, like me in some ways, but different in so many others . They played, they talked, they laughed...and I watched.

I remember the day I first saw her. It was Christmas Day and she was with her mother. They were handing out little alien dolls, and she saw me in the corner. She came over to me and pushed a doll into my hand. I wasn’t going to take it, but I looked in her eyes, and she looked so proud of herself, and I didn’t want to take that away from her. Like it had been taken away from me. She sat with me for two hours after that, and we both sat there, and watched. Just watched. She didn’t say anything, I think she knew that I liked the quiet, but she sat with me and that meant more to me then she could ever know.
That was the first time I saw her. The second time I saw her, was not so long after, and I would find out her name.

I saw her playing hopscotch with a small brunette girl, they were giggling and pointing at a small dark haired boy pushing a young blonde girl on a swing. The brunette girls eyes were fixed on the boy. He looked at her and they shared a shy smile, and I found myself wishing that someone would look at me like that. I look back at the other girl and found she was looking straight at me, her green eyes piercing into mine. I thought for a second there must have been someone behind me but I turned around and there wasn’t. It lasted only a second, but that second was all it took for the walls I had built to crumble down, but they were back up just as quickly, when I realised, I remembered...I was different. She would after all only abandon me.

I found out her name a minute later when she turned to her friend and they started laughing again and talking.”


“Lizzie has a crush, Lizzie has crush. Lizzie’s in love.”

“Shut up Maria, no I’m not. There’s no such thing as love. Anyway like you can talk I saw you making eyes at Spiky over there.”

“Was not. I was looking at that god awful hair do.”

“Whatever Ria...”


“She never did abandon me. She accepted me and once again she broke down my walls, and I did rebuild them, only this time I left a door that only she could unlock.”

“Michael...It was you.”

I brace myself as she throws herself at me. I slowly raise my eyes from the floor where they have been focused the whole time. I don’t want to face them. I am too embarrassed to face them.

“Umm yeah, so whose next for this little share session?”

I finally look around me hoping no one says anything or questions my sudden change in topic. No one does. I look for pity but all I see is understanding. And for the first time in my life I feel completely accepted and completely complete. And I suddenly understand, as Maria links hands with me and I get a flash of that day, why our secrets are going to make us stronger. Why they are going to make us whole, and why they are going to save us.

posted on 8-Dec-2002 7:36:19 PM
Hey guys sorry about the monstrous wait. I’ve been working like six days a week since I finished uni, but here’s a new part for you. There will be one more part of secrets after this then we’ll finally get down to the prophecy. I’m kind of just winging it here, going part by part, so I hope It’s all making sense.
Thanks for all the bumps and feedback, you guys are the best.




Previously....


“Michael...It was you.”

I brace myself as she throws herself at me. I slowly raise my eyes from the floor where they have been focused the whole time. I don’t want to face them. I am too embarrassed to face them.

“Umm yeah, so whose next for this little share session?”

I finally look around me hoping no one says anything or questions my sudden change in topic. No one does. I look for pity but all I see is understanding. And for the first time in my life I feel completely accepted and completely complete. And I suddenly understand, as Maria links hands with me and I get a flash of that day, why our secrets are going to make us stronger. Why they are going to make us whole, and why they are going to save us.


Part 23-


“So whose next in this little share and care?”

“Well whose left? Maria...Isabel, Alex, Kyle...Tess, is that it?

“What about Liz’s friend Zack here?”

“Liz’s friend Zack here does not have to share anything that he does not care too! You know what he is...what we are, and I think that’s enough for the time being. If by some miniscule chance Zack decides he wants to share, it will be then and only then that he will.”

“Ok, ok I’ll go next. It’s not like I’m hiding much anyways.”

“Thankyou Maria.”

“Well Liz here knows practically everything about me, no I take that back she knows everything about me. She knows I don’t keep secrets especially not from her, and the only secret I have three of you know. So I guess it‘s time you all found out.

Ok, you all know that my father walked out on me and my mum when I was little, but only Michael, Liz and Alex know the reason why. There was more to it then him just up and leaving. You see he didn’t really leave perse. There’s no other way to say than to just say it so I will...My father was murdered.

When I was little I used to worship the ground he walked on, I mean he was my dad. He used to always bring me presents home, and he took care of us, me and my mum. Or so I thought. When I was little, like every young child I saw my dad as this hero, as this steadfast cornerstone that I could always rely on. I mean every kid worships their parents. They’re supposed to be role models, and I thought my dad was the best.

I remember this time when he pulled me out of the path of this car that was heading straight for me, in my eyes after that, he really was a hero. That was until I found out the truth of course.

You see it turned out my dad had this whole other life. A secret life, that he had no right to drag me or my mother into. That car just wasn’t coincidently heading my way that day. There was a hit put out, and I was the target.
My dad owed all this money for drugs, and they wanted to send him a message. After his death, when they caught the people that did it, they found all these documents, that I wasn’t supposed to find out about but I did. I saw the hit that was put out on me, and I saw the signature at the bottom of it. My own fathers. I guess at the last minute he decided to spare my life, when he pulled me out of the path of the oncoming car, so I guess I have to be thankful for that. But I hated him, I still hate him. I mean he was going to kill his own daughter. And I don’t even know why, maybe somehow I got in the way. Maybe I unwittingly and unknowingly became involved in his business somewhere along the way, but I was a couple of years old for goodness sake. The cops had their own theory as to why he would put out a hit on his own daughter. He owed a lot of money, and it turns out I was to inherit a lot of money, but not until my 18th birthday. I had no idea my grandmother was so well off, but she was, and I was gone, out of the equation the money would have gone to my parents. I mean I didn’t have any brothers or sisters so there wasn’t anyone else for it to go to.


So there you go that’s my big secret. I think I turned out pretty well considering the circumstances. I’m just glad I have my mum, and I have all you guys, well most of you guys anyway. There’s someone in here that I might put a little smack down on myself. I don’t want your pity, because I am happy now. I’m better of without the sperm donor that was my father. And as you can see I’ve gotten on with my life, sure it may have been a little traumatising at first, but I think any child who had their own dad put out a hit on them, would suffer. And I did for a little while, then Lizzie came to Roswell pulled me out of this black pit of despair and turned my life around. I realised I had very right to hate my father, be angry at him. So I got over it, and this is the final product that you are all left with today. I think I did ok...”

“Maria. You did more than ok. You did more.”


“Oookay. so whose next. Isabel?”

“I don’t have nay secret, well at leats not anymore. The only secret I had was the whole alien heritage thing, and whole Valondra incident. And you all have been told about that already. Granted it was a little different to the version I had been told. Bit I think I like Nasedo’s version a whole lot better. I don’t betray everyone I love in that version.”

“Betray?”

“Yeah. Phsyco Whittaker said that I fell in love with our enemy Kivar and betrayed you all. That I lead you to your deaths, and then he lead me straight to mine. That’s why I withdre for a while, after that whole incident. I’d just been told that I’d ultimately lead my family to their deaths on my home planet, which I couldn’t even remember. I didn’t want you to know Max. I didn’t ant you to be disappointed in me. I didn’t want you to hate me.”

“Isabel, we aren’t those people anymore. I know you would never betray me. Whittaker obviously wanted to divide us.”

“Yep. Divide and conquer. We learned all about that at good ole Manticore, hey Lizzie. Divide the pack and pounce when they’re least expecting it. Weaken them from the inside. If you weaken them mentally, than that all but weakens them physically. They are left vulnerable and open to attack. They question themselves, and those around them. And that is the first rule to being a soldier. Never question those who may hold your life in their hands. They are the only people you can trust, beside yourself. But always, always trust yourself first. Instinct is important. Always go with your first instinct. Don’t be ruled by your eyes, because they can deceive, but instinct...it will never net you down, it will never deceive...Uh sorry about hat, I guess sometimes I still get stuck at Manticore.”

“It’s ok Zack, I know what you mean. Anyway they are going to have to learn how to fight. How to think like a soldier. How to be a soldier.”


“Young ones, we must hurry and get through these secrets, there is so much that you don’t know. That you need to know, surrounding this prophecy that I spoke of earlier. There is so much that you all must learn if you are to succeed. So let us continue. Who will be next?”

“Alex?”

“I have no deep and meaningful secrets. What you see is what you get.”

“Alex, everyone has secrets...”

“Fine. I lied I didn’t really write that song all by myself. I had some help, but It was mostly my idea. I mean who else would write a song about aliens invading earth?”

“Alex...”

“Ok, ok. Well I was telling the truth I don’t have any real secrets. The closest thing I have to a secret. Is that I knew Liz’s.”

“What?”

“Yeah. I knew your secret Liz. I didn’t say anything because I knew you would tell us in your own time.”

“But how?”

“Well there were a few little clues, like when you beat up that bully for me and he was like 10 times your size. But that wasn’t what gave you away to me. It was one day when I walked into your bedroom, and you were pulling your hearing up into a pony tail. I saw the barcode on the back of your neck. I didn’t say anything because I had heard rumours on the internet about some kids who had escaped a couple of years back from some secrets government base. These kids supposedly had a barcode of the back of their neck. It was so they could be identified. So I went home and did some research. I found out about this secret project. Project Manticore. They were messing with DNA trying to create to create the perfect soldier. It was then I started to remember little things. Your cat like reflexes, how you never seemed to sleep. It all started to come together. I knew it could be dangerous for you If I said anything to anyone. So I didn’t, including you.”

“You knew. All this time you knew. and you were still me friend?”

“It didn’t change anything Liz. You were still Liz Parker, and you were all the more special, because all though they designed you they didn’t control you. The way they designed you, they never expected that you would turn on them. They never expected you to be like family to each other. But you were. They had made you almost too human. You won that battle Liz, and I respected that. I knew you weren't a threat. You would never hurt anyone unless they deserved it. You could have used your gifts, such as your extraordinary speed, to make a name for yourself. But you didn’t take advantage of them. You did the opposite and tried to conceal them.

You were still Liz Parker, you were still my best friend. You were just special. And plus I knew If I ever needed anything you would be there to help me. There was no way I was turning my back on you.”

“Alex...Thankyou. I would have told you. I would have, but It was jus so dangerous. Not only for me, but for anyone who found out. One slip up, and all my years of blending in would be gone. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”
“Liz. It’s ok, and I understand. I know why you didn’t say anything you were protecting us. All of us. You were protecting yourself. And you were protecting your brothers and sisters. But Liz. It’s ok now you don’t have to hide anymore. Everything is going to be ok.”

“But how do you know?”

“Because Liz, we have you on our side.”


posted on 9-Dec-2002 10:50:01 PM



Hey guys I’m back already with anew part. The parts take me about 20 mins to write it’s just finding the time to write them. Sorry about all the grammar and spelling mistakes, I don’t have the patience to read through it. Sorry. Hope you all like. I work for the next few days so I don’t know when I will be able write a new part and get it out. Hope you like, let me know what you think.
Thanks for the feedback guys.


PREVIOUSLY...

“Alex...Thankyou. I would have told you. I would have, but It was jus so dangerous. Not only for me, but for anyone who found out. One slip up, and all my years of blending in would be gone. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”

“Liz. It’s ok, and I understand. I know why you didn’t say anything you were protecting us. All of us. You were protecting yourself. And you were protecting your brothers and sisters. But Liz. It’s ok now you don’t have to hide anymore. Everything is going to be ok.”

“But how do you know?”

“Because Liz, we have you on our side.”



PART 24

“That’s great, real touching and all, but what possible difference is she going to make? Wow she’s got good reflexes, and can run fast. Who gives a shit, she’s nothing up against our powers. My powers.”

“You bitch. Just wait...”

“Ok before we get into yet another round of whose better, we still have two people who have not hared with us. Kyle, and Ava, so whose up next?”

“I guess I’ll get it over and done with. I don’t have any real secrets, you all know that I did not sleep with Liz, it was all a set up. I had no idea for what at the time, but whoah, the end of the world. I was so not expecting that. She asked me for help, I thought she was just trying to get back at Evans, that he’d been an ass or something like that. I mean I never thought Liz was the kind of girl for payback but sometimes you can only get pushed so far, you know?

I think that was the only major secret I had, you all know that my mum left when I was little, and I don’t know why, so there’s no secret there. Ummm I caught my dad and Ms Deluca on our kitchen table once...”

“”Eewww Kyle. There is such thing as an over share you know. And plus that would make it one of their secrets not one of yours....so what were they doing...?”

“Ok cut that conversation right there. Please. Are you trying to traumatise me for life, that is my mum...and his dad...you are talking about. Why would you ask what they were doing? Why would you want to know that? There are virgin ears in the room you know, and after that conversation, I think they are going to stay like that for the rest of my lives.”

“People we are getting of track again...”

“People?”

“Kyle are you sure there’s nothing else you want to share with us. No developments in your life that you might want us to know about?”

“Well I have had this killer rash on my...”

“Stop. Right. There. Please. I don’t want to know about any rashes and I certainly don’t want to know where they are, and how you may have gotten it.”

“Kyle...”

“Nasedo...”

“Kyle...”

“Nasedo...”

“Kyle have you been experiencing any dizzy spells? Any headaches? Any tired muscles? Have you had any out of this earth experiences in the past couple of weeks?”

“Hey, how did you know about. Tess I thought it was going to be our secret. Last time I help trim your lamp.”

“Oh. My. God. Do you only have one thing on your mind? Guys there all the same.”

“Kyle I’ll spell it our for you. Nasedo wanted to know if you have had any side effects from Max healing you?”

“Ahh, I knew I was forgetting something. I’ve been getting these dizzy spells which come accompanied by like memory flashes or something, but I can’t really comprehend what they are, or what’s happening in them.”

“So there memory flashes?”

“Well I can’t be sure, because they go too fast. But that’s what I assumed. I mean what else could it be. I just thought I was having memories of my past for some reason.”

“So you were in them?”

“Well yeah, But I wasn’t alone. All of you were as well, and there were faint outlines of some others. It was too vague to tell what was going on exactly, but I just assumed it was of one of our little adventures, and I was just recalling what happened.”

“Hmmm...”

“Hmmm? Is that all you’ve got to say?”

“Well It could be memories like you say...Or it could be more. We will work on that later.”

“We will work on that later? How, how will we work on that. This is my mind we are talking about. Is there some funky alien thing going on here that UI should know about, and what the hell are you going to do about it?”

“After we have spoken to Ava, we will speak some more about the prophecy, then we will get the healing stones, and see exactly what it is you are seeing.”

“The healing stones?”

“Yes. We will use them to slow down the flashes in your mind, make them comprehendible. We will be able to see what you are seeing, like a video camera. Your mind will process the flashes you are having, and the healing stones will in effect slow down your mind. Everything will become clear and the healing stones will allow not only you to see what you are seeing but us as well.”

“You will see inside my mind?”

“We will only see the flashes, the healing stones can filter what is in your mind, so we only see what you want us to see. But we will discuss this more later, now we must move on to Ava ”

“I don’t have anything that I have to say, at least not to some of the people in this room.”

“Ava, Ava, Ava. You still don’t get it do you. You are still as clueless now, as you were back then. Everyone has had enough of your ‘we’re better then them’ routine, it’s old news. You were like that back on Antar too, a spoilt brat who looked down on everyone around her. I’m sorry that you didn't learn your lesson. And I do take part responsibility for that, but I have learned like you must, that everyone in this room had an important role too play, if we are too defeat Kivar.”

“Unless of course you don’t want to defeat Kivar...”

“Look bitch, I don’t have to report anything to you. You’re just a freak of nature.”

“Yep, a freak in one freak nation. But Tess, I get that I am different, I also get that that difference may be the barrier between life and death, between the end of the world or survival. So Tessy, what is it that you are trying so desperately to hide?”

“I have nothing to hide, and no secrets to tell.”

“Fine Tess if that’s the way you want things to be...”

“Max, Michael, Isabel. They stand by me. Don’t you all. You will all listen to me, you will all forget that I was in this room, you will not remember what you were talking about, and you will not remember how naive and stupid you all still are. Or maybe you should remember that. Maybe you should remember how I beta you all once again.”

“Nice try Tessa. You didn’t think we knew that you would try your mind warp on us, that we thought you were on out side. Now whose the stupid one? It’s pathetic really.

See Tess I am a lot faster then even you can see one minute I could be right in front of you, and the next minute I could be right...

Oh Tess I’m here behind you...Pathetic.

Now you listen here bitch, you aren’t going anywhere. You aren’t going to run back and report to Kivar.”

“You can’t stop me. Little mousy Liz Parker, Kivar will come for me and he will kill you.”

“Yep, well that’s the plan. And Tess you really are more gullible then I thought If you think Kivar loves you, think again. You are yet another pawn in his power trip. Pathetic.”

“You will not win. You cannot win. He will not be beaten, He is...”

“Tess, shut up. Have I ever told you how much your voice annoys me. I guess I’m just going to have to do something about that.”

My fist meets Tess faces, as Tess meets darkness.
“Oh oopsy daisy Tess. Your face just ran into my fist.”

I turn around and see them all staring at me in shock. Except Zack of course he just smiles at me knowingly.

“What was that?”

“Well guys that was the real Liz Parker...Never piss off an X5.”
posted on 3-Jan-2003 5:38:07 AM
Hey guys. I am so sorry about the wait. How time has flown. I can’t believe it’s a new year. Please try and ignore all the grammatical errors I just wanted to put it out there. Tell me if there’s something you don’t understand. Because I know It can get confusing. Hell I was confused writing it. That’s probably why it took so long to get out.. I go on holidays next week, I will try post before then. But It will give me the opportunity to write whilst I’m away. The beach is relaxing after all!!!



PREVIOUSLY

“You will not win. You cannot win. He will not be beaten, He is...”

“Tess, shut up. Have I ever told you how much your voice annoys me. I guess I’m just going to have to do something about that.”

My fist meets Tess faces, as Tess meets darkness.
“Oh oopsy daisy Tess. Your face just ran into my fist.”

I turn around and see them all staring at me in shock. Except Zack of course he just smiles at me knowingly.

“What was that?”

“Well guys that was the real Liz Parker...Never piss off an X5.”


PART 25

“Ookay now that we’ve got that out of the way, is there any more unresolved issues that would like to be brought forth?”

“Yes, I have an issue that needs to be addressed.”

“Yes, Rath of course you do.”

“Hey I resent that. What is your problem with me?”

“My problem with you, is that you still haven’t changed, you still haven’t learned. And you need to change. You need to let yourself feel. You know those human things called emotions; Use them, they will only make you stronger. They do not make you weak, they do not make you vulnerable, they will be how you defeat Kivar.”

“And after this Kivar guy is defeated, what happens then huh...To us?”

“Ahh, so 499 you can speak after all. You and yours play an enormous role in this, just like them and theirs will play an enormous role in your take down.”

“Our take down?”

“Yes. They are going to help you take down Manticore.”

“But won’t that risk exposure for us, all over again?”

“You still haven’t realised have you Rath? The people that after you, The Special Unit as they are known, they come from Project Manticore. When we defeat Kivar, we will go after the Special Unit, not that there is much left of it. After I infiltrated I sabotaged it and all their information, the government will not want to waste any more money tracking down extra terrestrial life that doesn’t exist. As it is, the Special Unit was on the way out, when Zan was captured.”

“But when they caught Max, wouldn’t that mean that they had something to keep the Unit running. I mean they had to have done blood work.”

“Yes, but all that was sabotaged as well. I have some friends in high places. The blood work that was seen appeared totally human. There was nothing to suggest that Zan was, is, an alien.”

‘Ok. So after we’ve taken down Kivar, we will take down the Special Unit, and this Manticore place. How the hell do you expect us to do that? It is a government facility.”

“Yes, I knew you would ask Zan, you have a great mind. If only you used it more often. Project Manticore was a top Secret facility. The Government itself does not even know what it is funding. They believe they are funding genetic research. Treatment of cancer and all that sort of thing. Manticore shouldn’t provide to much resistance, however there will be repercussions, in taking down this facility;

“The Transgenics inside...”

“Yes 499...”

“Zack, my name is Zack.”

“Yes Zack, as I’m sure you and Liz know there are still hundreds of transgenics on the base. Some do not look like you or me...”

“The nomelies...”

“Yes. We will have to find out what to do with them. We may have to termi...”

“No. No one will be terminated. We will find another way. Even if it means flying them off to your planet Antar. They will not be terminated. Not by Manticore, and certainly not by us.”

“We will have to see. But even those who do look like you and Zack...They are soldiers, trained to kill...They will need to adapt and they will need help doing it. We don’t know that they will want to adapt.”

“We will help them. We escaped and we survived fine.”

“Yes, but Liz we wanted to escape. It will be different for them. We were scared still, we knew there was something better out there. But they won’t. They don’t. Trust me Lizzie, I’ve been back there. They made the new batch stronger, faster and less independent. But I think your right Liz, once they get a taste of freedom, I think they will be ok. And we will help them. You, me, Maxie, Syl and the others, we will all help them. It will be ok. We will all stick together and it will be ok. I won’t let it be otherwise.”

“Ok so we will all help each other, now about that prophecy...”

“Ah, yes the prophecy. I can’t believe I forgot about it.”

“So you’ve heard it before then?”

“Yes. A very long time ago. A time when prophecies were the be all and end all of the world. A time when a prophet declared that some time in the future all our worlds would be racked by a war. He predicted that a few a certain few would lead all the worlds to freedom. Into a new world, into a new day. And that time has come.”

“The prophecy. What does it mean?”

“Yes, the time has come that you all finally discover why you were brought here. Your greater purpose.
And the prophecy is what will lead you. All of you.”

“Will lead us?”


“Yes. The prophecy Michael spoke of: It is significant to the existence and the continued existence of not only our life form but every life form out there.”

“The prophecy, what does it mean?”

“The prophecy speaks of death, it speaks of life, but most importantly it speaks of you. All of you.
When one become two, three kinds will unite: This speaks of Liz or Alexis, as you all know Alexis exists inside Liz, ands although she is not three dimensional at the moment, she will be brought forth; and Zan will be the one to do it. And the three kinds the prophecy speaks of, well if you all haven’t figured that out yet, you are a lot slower then I anticipated. Does anyone care to take a shot. Ahh Liz, of course always the thinker, you are so very much like Alexis, and yet so very different at the same time. So tell us, what do YOU think this means?”

“Well its actually pretty basic. Three kinds will unite; transgenics, aliens, and humans. Us. All of us.”

“Yeah but why would Liz unite us all?”

“Ooh, Ooh let me, I think I know the answer to this. Liz is the key, she is the cornerstone of us all. She links us all. Think about it, Spaceboy. Liz, the transgenic, Liz with aliens essence inside her, and Liz with her links to the humans. To us. We would do anything for her, even if apparently we are the only ones here without any sub human assistance. Liz is the link between us all. She brought aliens and humans together and by her being a transgenic she united all fronts. So I’m right aren’t I? Tell me I’m right.”

“Yes Maria. You’re correct.”

“OK so now we’ve pondered over that little piece of information what does the rest of the prophecy mean?”

“Ah Valondra, always so impatient. But we will move on to the next part of the prophecy. Hmmm where were we? Ah yes: Across space, across time things will be made right: That is quite obviously referring to the destruction of your planet. You , the aliens anyway, were sent across space and time and resurrected to make things right. This was all part of the greater plan. The next part of the prophecy refers to A destiny unknown a prophecy uncovered, a new found life will be discovered. Now this is where things get complicated...”

“Because they weren’t complicated before.”

“Anyway, as I said before I was rudely interrupted by he with all the answers Rathard, things get complicated. This part of the prophecy is still a bit dicey. A destiny unknown would refer to the destiny of Liz and Alexis, and the prophecy uncovered speaks of that which was predicted over one million years ago. Liz and Alexis were not meant to be one in the same person, they each had separate destinies, but I had no choice. I was desperate, So I implanted Alexis’ essence into Liz. But this part about destiny, speaks of Liz. I’m not going to get to specific, but Manticore was derived from a breeding cult. This breeding cult set out to make humanity perfect. To wipe out all impurities, all humans. There were two prophecies in this breeding cult, that were feared and favoured. The first has already come to light, and the second they get closer and closer to every day. The first prophecy spoke of a saviour. One who would be born, but who would not be known of until she was born. She would be stronger then anyone could comprehend, the breeding cult thought she would be their saviour, but thank god she is now among us.”

“Liz?”

“Yes, it was Liz. Her birth was a complete shock, she was undetected, up until her birth. No one know’s how it happened. I believe it ti be the will of the gods. They sent her to us, to save us. She was supposed to be their saviour, now she will be their greatest threat and biggest down fall. The second prophecy spoke of a girl who would be our saviour. I designed her so every piece of DNA in her body, was meant for something. She has no junk DNA at all, and she would be the humans only hope. And she was out there, safe. Until a couple of weeks ago when she was caught trying to take down Manticore. Now they have her, and now we must free her. Because between her and Liz, defeat of all our species will be impossible. They both are keys, all we have to do is find the right lock. Without them we would be picking the lock, struggling to succeed, but with them. With them we will be able to walk straight in, But we have to get this girl out before it’s too late. We must also get Alexis out of Liz. Zan get the healing stones, we will do this immediately.”

“Wait. The girl who is she?”

“Liz...”

“Zack, who is it?”

“It’s Maxie, Lizzie. They’ve got her, and its my fault. It’s all my fault. Brin, Tinga, you were, are , all my responsibility.”

“Zack, its ok. We will get her out. And they will pay for what they have done to our family.”

“Lizzie...”

“Shhh Zack its ok. Its going to be ok. It has to be.”


TBC...



Hey guys I know that part was a lot to take in, and obviously Zack survived the attack on Manticore, but they caught Max. I hope it wasn’t to confusing. Or to boring. The action starts soon.