posted on 29-Sep-2001 7:59:57 PM by karen7274
category: M/L
summary: Liz, Maria, and Isabel are best friends. Isabel has a brother Max who attends private school. The other two have never met him. He comes home from school for a holiday...
feedback: please. I'd like to know what everyone thinks. I have a couple more parts already written and the more feedback, the faster I'll post them. *happy*




All I Want Is You

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...

Part 1

Liz Parker walked along the main strip of the small town of Roswell, New Mexico. She was headed home from a quick shopping trip at the mall. In a few hours she would begin her shift at her family’s restaurant, The Crashdown. Looking at her surroundings, she saw the very same things she had seen every day of her life. The mall, the local grocery store, the small shops, many of them selling alien themed gifts for the tourists, the UFO Center; all the mundane things that Liz had come to associate with her small town life.
Liz had big dreams. For as long as she could remember, she had wanted to become a molecular biologist. When she was a little girl, her grandmother had first gotten her interested in science. Ever since, Liz had been fascinated. Her dream was to become a molecular biologist and live in San Francisco, where she had gone once on a trip with her grandmother. She hated Roswell, and wanted to leave as quickly as possible.
Reaching the restaurant, Liz walked in and went through to the stairs leading up to her family’s apartment. She took a shower, letting the steaming water run all over her, warming her up from the unseasonably cold weather. Stepping out, she began to get dressed for work, her mind wandering to her friends.
Maria DeLuca was Liz’s oldest friend. She was an only child, a very energetic girl, very into natural, organic things. Liz also had suspicions that Maria had a crush on Liz’s brother, Micheal. Her mother sold alien souvenirs at the UFO Center in town. The two girls had met as infants, when they had been in the same class at their nursery school. Both of Liz’s parents as well as Maria’s mom had been born and raised in Roswell, so they had also become friends.
Then there was Isabel Evans. She had a brother, Max, whom Liz had never met because he attended a private boys school in California and was rarely home to visit. Isabel’s father had gone there, and had wanted his son to attend the school as well. Isabel, herself, was extremely beautiful and popular. She was a little snobby, but very kind and generous once you got to know her. They had met in an elementary school class, and ever since, the three girls had been best friends. The only problem they ever had was Isabel had some friends in the “popular” clique that didn’t really like Maria or Liz, and they would sometimes give Isabel a hard time. Usually, though, she would just ignore it.


Liz walked into The Crashdown, dressed in her work uniform. Maria was already there, and ran over to greet her. Maria worked in the restaurant with Liz. “Hi Liz!”
“Hi Maria,” said Liz with a smile.
Liz began taking orders, bringing food to customers, and tidying up the kitchen. She was in the kitchen a few hours later, getting ready to end her shift and didn’t notice when Isabel came into the restaurant.
“Liz,” said Isabel, coming into the kitchen, “How are you?”
“Good. How are you coming along on your research paper?” asked Liz. They were in the same science class, and had been assigned insanely long papers on, of all things, the possibility of alien life really existing. Interesting assignment for a bunch of kids that live in Roswell, New Mexico, thought Liz.
“Okay. I’ve really only done a little research. It’s not that easy to find factual evidence about aliens one way or the other, you know?”
“I completely understand,” said Maria, who had just entered the kitchen as well.
“Let’s not talk about unpleasant things any more. Let’s go back out and have some dinner,” suggested Isabel.
Liz smiled. “Okay,” she said. “My shift is over, so let me just go change.”
Upstairs, Liz browsed through her new purchases, trying to decide what to wear. She decided on a black sleeveless v-neck shirt and black pants. Heading back downstairs, she scanned the room for the table Maria and Isabel were sitting at.
“Liz,” said Isabel, catching her attention and directing her over to their table. “Before you sit, I wanted to introduce you to someone. This is my brother, Max. Max, this is my friend, Liz.”
Liz looked at the person Isabel indicated and wondered how she hadn’t seem him immediately. He was tall and well built, with slightly tousled brown hair and brown eyes. He was incredibly sexy. Liz just stared into his eyes for a minute, before snapping out of it. “Hi Max, nice to meet you,” she said, extending her hand in greeting.

TBC





[ edited 14time(s), last at 27-Oct-2002 11:04:02 PM ]
posted on 3-Oct-2001 11:00:42 PM by karen7274
feedback please!!!!! then I will know if you still like it and want me to continue!!!

Part 2

Max Evans scurried around his bedroom, trying to finish getting dressed and find some money. He had promised his sister, Isabel, that he would spend some time with her during his holiday from school. Tonight, he was supposed to accompany her to a restaurant in town called The Crashdown, where she wanted to introduce him to her friends. Finally, ready, he went in search of her, only to find her still in front of her mirror, trying different lipsticks. As he watched, she held her hand in front of her face, using her powers to change the shade slightly each time. “Are you ready?” he asked.

For a moment she didn’t answer. Then she turned to face him, smiled, and said, “Ready. Let’s go.”

The car ride over was relatively uneventful. Having not seen each other in a while, the two siblings attempted to catch up on each other’s lives.

“It’s right here,” said Isabel, directing Max on where to turn. After they got in the restaurant, Isabel told him he could sit somewhere for a second while she went in the back to find Liz and Maria. He sat there idly for a few minutes, waiting. Hearing the door open, he looked up.

As he watched his sister and another blonde girl come out, he noticed the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen in his life. She had on some silly alien themed outfit, with antenneas. She had long, brunette hair, and brown eyes. He just watched as she said something to Isabel and the blonde girl and disappeared. Realizing she wasn’t joining them, he felt extremely disappointed.

“Hi Max,” said Isabel, “This is Maria,” and she indicated to the blonde. “Maria, this is my brother, Max.”

“Hi Maria,” he said politely, extending his hand in greeting. “Nice to meet you.”

“And nice to meet you,” said Maria, taking his hand.

“Our other friend is coming down in a minute. She just got off work and went to change,” said Isabel. “She lives above the restaurant. Her parents own it.”

Max felt relief and excitement at the thought. The girl he saw was coming down!

“Oh, there she is,” said Isabel. Max watched as the girl scanned the room with her eyes, searching for Isabel and Maria. “Liz,” she called. Max continued watching her as she spotted Isabel and walked over to their table. “Before you sit, I wanted to introduce you to someone. This is my brother, Max. Max, this is my friend, Liz.”

Max looked at her. Liz, he thought, staring into her eyes. He felt like he could get lost in her eyes. He stared into her eyes, not wanting to look away. “Hi Max, nice to meet you,” she said, breaking the eye contact. He noticed her hand, and took it, holding it much longer than necessary, as he looked at her.

“Hi,” he responded, all rational thought leaving his head as he looked at Liz. Say something, he told himself, but his mind had gone blank.

“So you go to school in California?” Liz asked.

“Yeah,” he answered, realizing he was still holding her hand. He let go, not wanting her to think he was some sort of weirdo.

“My school in right near the wine country, near San Francisco,” he answered.

“I love San Francisco!” exclaimed Liz.
TBC




posted on 14-Oct-2001 10:12:32 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...



Part 3

Max felt immeasurably more relaxed at having something in common with Liz. He loved San Francisco too. The city was one of the things he liked best about his school.

“San Francisco is so beautiful!” said Liz. “Mind you, I’ve only been there once, and it was a few years ago.” She laughed.

Max loved the way she laughed. It was adorable.

“Do you go often?” she asked.

“Yeah, I go with friends on the weekends,” he replied.

As they continued conversing, they didn’t even notice Isabel and Maria talking.


Maria and Isabel had both noticed that once the four of them had sat down at the table, Max and Liz had started talking as if they were the only two there. After they had finished eating, the two girls had gotten up and gone to sit at the counter, where they got chocolate milkshakes.

“They have got it bad!” exclaimed Maria, laughing. “Did you see the way they were staring?”

“I know,” said Isabel, laughing along with her. “They do have a lot in common though. They both get really good grades and don’t ever get into trouble. They both love San Francisco too.”

“That’s it then,” said Maria. “They’re meant for each other.”

“Well, that might be jumping the gun a little,” said Isabel.

“Isabel Evans!” scolded Maria. “Do you have issues with your brother dating one of your friends?”

“No!” said Isabel, a little too defensively. “But they just met, and you practically already have them married.”

At the tone of Isabel’s voice, Maria started laughing. “What?” asked Isabel indignantly. Maria just laughed harder.

“What is so funny?” demanded an icy voice. Isabel and Maria looked up to see Tiffany, one of Isabel’s “popular” friends, along with a few other girls.

“Nothing,” said Maria immediately. She knew those girls made Isabel feel uncomfortable about Maria and Liz, and that angered Maria.

“Whatever,” said Tiffany, as if Maria hadn’t spoken. “Isabel, tonight we have to go shopping. Christine has a date with a boy from Las Cruces that her sister, Tess, set her up with. We need to help her find an outfit and get ready.”

“I’m sorry, Tiffany,” said Isabel, looking over towards Max and Liz. “I can’t tonight. I have plans.”

“What could possibly be more important than Christine?” she demanded, following Isabel’s gaze. “Who’s the hot guy?”

“Is that Liz Parker?” demanded Tiffany. Christine peered over in their direction too.

“Yes, it is! What is she doing with a guy that looks like that?” wondered Christine.

“That’s Isabel’s brother,” said Maria. Isabel looked at Maria with wide eyes. Maria immediately knew she had said the wrong thing.

“Isabel, you never told us you had a brother that looked like that! You simply have to introduce us!” said Tiffany.

Isabel looked like she wanted to crawl into a hole in the ground.
TBC


posted on 21-Oct-2001 8:40:28 PM by karen7274
Author's Note: Hi everybody! I love reading all your comments, and I'm really glad you're liking the story. Hopefully, you will continue to like it, and please do continue to let me know what you think. The feedback is really helpful and appreciated!
Here's the new part:


All I Want Is You

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...

Part 4


Liz and Max chatted about San Francisco, school, movies, and all sorts of other stuff. Liz really liked Max, and felt like they had a lot in common. While they were talking she noticed they were the only two at their table. “Where did Isabel and Maria go?”

“I don’t know,” said Max. Then, noticing them, he said, “They’re right over there.”

Liz followed his gaze and saw them, along with Tiffany Silverton, Christine Harding, Rebecca Alta, and Beth Kenwood. At the sight of them, she inwardly groaned. Noticing her reaction, Max asked her what was wrong. “See those girls with Maria and Isabel? That’s Tiffany, Christine, Rebecca, and Beth. They’re all cheerleaders, and friends of Isabel’s. For some reason, known to no one, they really don’t like Maria or I. They especially don’t like Maria. And they’re coming this way,” said Liz, cringing.

************

Isabel gave Liz an apologetic look, and walked over with Maria and the other girls in tow. “This is my brother, Max. Max, this is Tiffany, Christine, Rebecca, and Beth,” said Isabel, indicating each one in turn.

“Hi,” said Max.

“Hi, it’s so very nice to meet you,” said Tiffany, obviously flirting. “You’ll have to join us on Friday. We’re having a party at Christine’s house. Everyone who’s anyone will be there.” Tiffany looked pointedly at Liz, glaring. Liz had not been invited to the party.

“Actually,” said Maria, “Max already has plans for Friday. Liz and I invited him to come with us to visit a friend we thought he’d like.”

“Oh!” said Tiffany haughtily. “Well, Max, if that doesn’t work out, you’re welcome to come to the party. If not, you’ll have to promise to come next time.”

“I’m really sorry to have to break up this little gathering,” said Liz, “But if we don’t leave now, we’ll miss the movie.”

“Good thing you were paying attention Liz. I completely lost track of time,” said Isabel. “Max, come on.” Once they were outside the restaurant, Isabel groaned. “Ugh! I’m so sorry guys.”

“I really don’t understand why you hang out with them,” said Maria. “They’re brainless, thoughtless, heartless bitches.”

After a moment of silence, Maria added, “Liz didn’t even defend them against that, and she usually defends everybody!”

“I have to admit, there really is very little to defend,” answered Liz.

“So do you guys want to see a movie, now that we used that as an excuse?” asked Isabel.

“Sure,” said Maria.

Isabel and Maria climbed into the back of Max’s jeep, causing Liz to sit next to Max. As she buckled her seatbelt, her fingers brushed Max’s, who was putting the car into gear. Looking up, she smiled at him, feeling like she was going to have a heart attack from the sensation.

“You know what it is?” said Isabel, breaking the moment. “They aren’t bad people. They just aren’t good in a group.”

“Well that makes it all better,” said Maria. “I’m going to call Alex and see if he wants to meet us at the theater.”
TBC

posted on 5-Nov-2001 8:13:55 PM by karen7274
Hi everyone! I'm sorry it took so long for me to post this part. I went to see U2 in concert a couple times, where they played All I Want Is You about 1 foot in front of me, which was awesome, but I digress. Hopefully everyone will like the new part. PLEASE let me know what you think! Thanks!


You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...



Part 5

Maria was still angry about the spectacle Tiffany had been in The Crashdown that evening. Throwing herself all over Max like that, when he’d been sitting with Liz. It was disgusting and rude. She would get back at her though. Maria was determined to rub it in Tiffany’s face when Max and Liz got together. And there was no doubt in Maria’s mind that they would.

**********************

Isabel couldn’t believe how her supposed friends had acted. Tiffany had been so rude to Liz, inviting Max to the party right in front of Maria and Liz, knowing they weren’t invited. And, to be completely honest with herself, the idea of Max and Liz together really didn’t bother her. Especially when compared to the idea of Max and Tiffany. Besides, thought Isabel, Tiffany will be really jealous of Liz, and that will be very fun to watch.

*************************

After the movie, Max had driven Maria home first, wanting to sit next to Liz as long as possible. After dropping Liz off, Isabel had immediately pounced on him.

“You like Liz, don’t you?” she’d demanded.

“Yeah, she’s nice,” he’d said, hoping she’d drop it.

“You know that’s not what I mean,” said Isabel.

“I know. Yeah, I like her. Is that a problem for you?” he’d asked, his tone a little edgier than he’d intended.

“No. It’s not. Liz is great. And I can tell she likes you too,” said Isabel. That was not the response Max had been expecting, but he would definitely take it.

Now, sitting up in his room, he kept thinking about Liz. He couldn’t understand why those other friends of Isabel’s didn’t like her. He couldn’t understand why anyone in his or her right mind wouldn’t like her. When her fingers had brushed his in the car, he’d wanted to kiss her. Of course, with Isabel and Maria right behind him, he hadn’t, but he’d wanted to. She’d been amazingly easy to talk to once he had gotten over his initial nervousness. He’d had a really great time with her. He had to see her again. Take her on a real date.

He had to, because there was no denying it. He was in love with her.

*************************

After Max and Isabel had dropped her off, Liz had sat outside on her balcony, writing in her journal.

November 15, 2001
Tonight I met an amazing guy. His name is Max Evans and he’s Isabel’s brother. He goes to school in San Francisco, which is a city I love. He was so easy to talk to and we had so much in common. I hope I see him again before he goes back to school. I don’t know how long his holiday is.

Liz could picture him like he was standing right in front of her. She could picture his eyes, and the feel of his hand holding hers. Thinking about him, she decided she’d have to see him again. She’d call Isabel’s house tomorrow and find out how long he’d be on holiday. She was in love with him.

TBC...

posted on 26-Nov-2001 11:41:06 PM by karen7274
Author's Note:
Sorry I once again took forever to post a new part. I've been really busy with school and then I tried to post and it wouldn't let me. Hopefully, this time it will go through. I hope to post at least once a week from now on. Please continue to leave feedback. I tend to post more frequently when I know people are waiting to read it.

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...

Part 6

Isabel woke on Saturday morning to find her parents had gone out for the day. Max wasn’t awake yet, and as it was almost 11:00, she wanted to go. Knocking on his door, she heard him mumble, “Go away!”

“Max,” Isabel whined. “Come on…”

“I’m sleeping. Go away,” came the still muffled reply.

“We’re going to The Crashdown to pick up Liz,” said Isabel, hoping her brother would take the bait. It wasn’t entirely a lie. They were picking up Liz. Just not until after they picked up Maria and went shopping. “I’ll be waiting for you downstairs,” added Isabel, not hearing any response.

A few minutes later, while flipping through the channels on the television, Isabel heard Max come down the stairs.

“Good morning!” she said cheerfully.

“Ugh. Too energetic. No wonder you get along with those cheerleader girls,” said Max.

Isabel frowned. “I’m just kidding,” said Max.

Smiling again, Isabel headed for the jeep. Max climbed into the passenger seat. When they pulled into Maria’s driveway he seemed to regain his senses.

“I thought we were picking up Liz?” he said.

“We are. After we pick up Maria and go shopping,” answered Isabel.

“I’ve been duped,” said Max, slumping into his seat, his excitement palpable only when compared to unconscious people.

“Hi Isabel! Hi Max!” said Maria, getting in the car.

“Why is everyone so cheerful?” groaned Max.

“I woke him up,” explained Isabel, “and he thought we were going right to Liz’s.”

Maria giggled. “Are you going to ask her out?”

Max blushed deeply. “Oh, give it up, Max. It’s so obvious you like her.”

******************************************************************

Max, Isabel, and Maria were eating lunch at one of the restaurants in the mall. Max, surprising himself, was even having fun with his sister and Maria. He was also looking forward to seeing Liz in a few minutes. After being pestered by Maria, he wouldn’t tell her, but he was going to ask Liz out.

“Isabel, Max, hi!” said a voice, interrupting Max’s thoughts. He looked up and saw two of the girls from the night before and another girl he didn’t recognize. She had curly blonde hair, and a fake smile plastered onto her face. He could definitely understand why Liz and Maria didn’t like Isabel’s other friends. The girl had just purposely ignored Maria.

“Hi Tiffany,” said Isabel. Max was a little pleased to note the lack of enthusiasm in Isabel’s voice.

“This is Christine’s older sister, Tess. She’s Max’s age,” said Tiffany.

“I’m very pleased to meet you,” she said, only acknowledging Max. “I do hope we can get together sometime. I’d love to get to know you more intimately.”

“It’s, umm…nice to meet you,” said Max.

“Bye, now,” said Maria condescendingly, as if she were talking to small children. Then standing up, she grabbed Isabel’s arm and left. Max followed behind them.

“My god!” exclaimed Maria, once they were in the parking lot. “Could Tess have thrown herself at Max anymore! I’d love to get to know you more intimately,” mocked Maria. “Maybe she could have added I want to get in your pants. Why don’t you come over at 3:00?”

“Why don’t we forget Tess, and go get Liz,” suggested Isabel diplomatically, trying to be more positive.

TBC



posted on 27-Nov-2001 10:44:18 PM by karen7274
edited because the freaking site is driving me crazy! First I post and it doesn't show up, so I post again, and it still doesn't show up then I post again and suddenly all three show up. Now that I've erased this one they'll probably all disappear. UGH!!!!

Karen

[ edited 1 time(s), last at 28-Nov-2001 10:43:24 PM ]
posted on 5-Dec-2001 9:52:15 PM by karen7274
Author's Note: The part you've been waiting for. Max wants to ask Liz a question....




All I Want Is You

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...


Part 7

After Max, Isabel, and Maria had arrived at The Crashdown, Liz had called Alex and invited him over. Now the group of them were sitting at a booth, talking and laughing. During a lull in the conversation, Liz remembered an earlier conversation with her brother and got excited. “I talked to Micheal this morning! He’s coming home from college next weekend!”
“Awesome!” said Alex. The two of them were great friends.
“Who’s Micheal?” asked Max, getting worried. What if she already has a boyfriend?
“He’s my brother,” said Liz, not noticing Maria’s smirk in his direction at his reaction. “Anyone want anything to drink?” added Liz.
“I’ll have a soda,” said Alex.
“Water with lemon,” said Maria.
“Ginger ale,” said Isabel.
“I’ll help you carry everything,” offered Max, getting up. This is my opportunity to ask her out, he thought.
In the back, Liz got everyone’s drinks. Turning to him, she asked, “Did you want something, Max?”
“I’m good,” he said. “But can I talk to you for a second?”
“Sure,” said Liz. “Is something wrong?” she asked, sounding concerned.
“No, no, nothing’s wrong,” he said quickly, not wanting to upset her.
“I just…I just wanted to know…If you’re not doing anything…I mean, if you want to…If you want to go out with me tonight. Only if you want to. You don’t have to. Or, if you’re busy, then another time. It’s-”
“I’d love to,” said Liz.
“-no big deal,” Max continued. “What?”
“I said I’d love to,” repeated Liz.
“Really?” said Max, getting excited.
“Come over at seven,” said Liz, walking back out with all the drinks. Max followed her out and sat down at the booth. Everyone was talking, but Max didn’t hear a word anyone said. He was too busy thinking about his date with Liz. He was brought back to reality when Isabel said they had to go meet their parents. Something about a note they’d left that morning.

*********************************

After Max and Isabel left, Maria immediately turned to Liz. “Did he ask you out?”
“Yes,” said Liz.
“And?” asked Maria.
“And what?” asked Liz.
“You know what! Spill!” demanded Maria.
“He’s coming at seven,” said Liz, grinning excitedly.
“Come on! We have to get ready!” said Maria.
“I think that’s my que to leave,” said Alex, getting up. “I’ll see you guys tomorrow.”
“Okay. Bye Alex,” said Liz, heading upstairs.
“What are you going to wear?” asked Maria.
In their excitement, neither of them noticed the person enter the restaurant through the back door and disappear into the shadows.

TBC


posted on 6-Dec-2001 10:26:45 PM by karen7274
Author’s note: another part! I’m having posting problems again so hopefully this will only go through once. This is another cliff-hanger. Sorry! I promise that it will be resolved by the next part. Feedback encourages quicker posting (hint...).

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night
You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night
You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold
All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...

Part 8

Liz and Maria had been sitting in Liz’s bedroom for the last hour, talking and planning for Liz’s date with Max. The stereo was on playing a David Bowie song.

There’s a Starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a Starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Looking at the clock, Liz noticed the time. It was 6:45. Max would be there in 15 minutes. “Maria, do you want to go wait downstairs?” asked Liz.
“Sure, let me just finish with my lipstick,” replied Maria. “Oh, Liz! I totally forgot to tell you! Ivy is going to be doing a show in Las Cruces. I wanted to see if you, Isabel, and Alex wanted to get tickets. Now, since Max and Michael will be here, we can ask them too. It’s in two weeks.”
“Yeah, that’d be great!” answered Liz.

********************************************************

When Isabel and Max had gotten home, they had both gone to their rooms. Max was sitting on his bed trying to decide which shirt to wear, and if cologne was appropriate. Hearing a knock at his door, he turned to see Isabel standing there.
“Hey,” she said. “I just thought maybe we should talk about the whole alien on a date thing.”
“What is there to talk about? We said we wouldn’t tell anyone, and I won’t tell her. Nothing to worry about,” said Max.
“Okay, just wanted to make sure,” said Isabel. “Have fun then.”
“Wait,” said Max. Isabel turned around expectantly.
“The black or the red shirt?” asked Max, holding them both up.
Isabel smiled at him. “The black,” she said, and left.
“The black…,” Max mumbled to himself and finished getting dressed. Looking at the time, he saw he had about 15 minutes to get to Liz’s and he wanted to stop and buy her flowers. Grabbing his wallet and running down the stairs, he called goodbye to Isabel and left.

***********************************************************

Liz and Maria headed downstairs, discussing whether to get dinner before the upcoming concert, unaware of the person rummaging around in the closet downstairs.
Reaching the bottom of the staircase, Liz and Maria headed for seats at the counter. “Oh, I forgot my coat!” said Liz.
“I can run up and get it for you in case Max shows up,” offered Maria.
“That’s okay. I have one in the downstairs closet anyway. It’ll take two seconds. I’ll be right back,” said Liz.
“Okay. I’ll give Max the obligatory threatening best friend talk,” said Maria.
“Don’t you dare!” said Liz, heading for the closet. After she was out of site, Maria decided to go in the back and get something to drink. Suddenly she heard a scream coming from the direction Liz had just gone.

TBC

posted on 11-Dec-2001 11:40:12 PM by karen7274
Part 9

Leaving Maria at the counter, Liz headed towards the closet. Opening it, she began rummaging through it, looking for her coat. “I could’ve sworn I’d left a coat down here…,” she mumbled to herself. Suddenly she heard someone behind her. Turning around, she saw someone in a black hat bending down. They started to stand up. Knowing they would see her in a matter of seconds, she screamed.
“Hey, hey, pipe down! It’s just me!” said a familiar voice.
“Micheal,” said Liz, sighing with relief. “I didn’t recognize you.”
“Yeah,” he replied. “I got that.”
“Liz,” came Maria’s hysterical voice. “Liz!”
“It’s okay Maria. I’m fine. It was just Micheal,” called Liz.
Maria walked into the room, and looked at Micheal, as if to confirm what Liz had said, and glared. “It’s almost 7:00. Max will be here any minute.” Then she turned back to Micheal. “You made an awful lot of noise and scared me half to death!”
“I was just looking for some of my stuff. Calm yourself!” said Micheal.
“I still didn’t get my coat. Micheal gave me a heart attack before I was able to find it,” said Liz.
“I just saw one of your coats. Way on the right side of the closet,” said Micheal. Looking where Micheal had said, Liz found it.
“Thanks!” said Liz, turning to leave.
“Not so fast!” called Micheal. “Who’s Max?”
“Isabel’s brother,” said Liz. “He’s going to be here any second. Bye!”
Liz and Maria both went back to their seat at the counter. About a minute later, Max walked in.
“Oh! He brought you flowers! That’s so sweet!” said Maria.
“Hi, Liz!” said Max. “These are for you.”
“Thank you,” Liz said, taking the flowers and smiling.
“Why don’t you let me take care of them,” said Maria. Liz handed the flowers to Maria. “I’ll just go put them in water.”
“Okay. Bye Maria,” said Liz.
“Bye,” said Maria, watching as Max and Liz walked out of the restaurant.
“Okay,” said Micheal, coming up behind Maria. “Who’s Max? Since when does Isabel even have a brother?”

*****************************************************************

A figure walked out the back door behind Max and Liz, unseen by the group of teenagers. Watching them leave, the person realized how close they had been to detection. The blonde girl had definitely heard him looking around. Luckily, she had thought it was that Micheal kid.

TBC

posted on 1-Jan-2002 10:54:58 PM by karen7274
Since I left you guys hanging for so long, I'm going to post a few parts tonight.
Enjoy!



Part 10

Max opened the door for Liz, helping her climb into the jeep. Going around to the driver's side, he got in and started the car. He turned on the radio, and realized he had no idea what kind of music Liz liked. He flipped through the stations, desperately hoping he would pick something she liked. On the independent music station, they were playing a Gomez song he liked a lot. "Oh! I love this song!" said Liz. Max smiled to himself. So far, it was going perfectly. "So where are we going?" asked Liz.
"What to get something to eat? Maybe a movie?" asked Max.
"That'd be great," said Liz. "What kind of food do you feel like? I'll get anything that's not a hamburger."
"Umm…I'd really love a hamburger," said Max, teasingly. Liz reached over to smack him, and he ducked out of the way.
"Seriously, Max. What should we get?"
"I don't really care. There's a Spanish restaurant that my dad used to take me to when I was younger. Want to try there?" he asked.
"Sure," said Liz. Then she hesitantly asked, "Max, can I ask you something personal?"
"Okay," he said.
"Why did you go to school in San Francisco, instead of going to high school in Roswell with Isabel?" said Liz.
Max was silent for a minute, and Liz was sure she's asked the wrong question. It must be something intensely personal, thought Liz. "Did you ever feel like you were in a situation you just didn't want to be in? Like, you had a responsibility to be somewhere other than where you were?" asked Max.
"I guess," said Liz, not exactly sure where Max was headed.
"That's kind of what happened. Isabel and I had a cousin. His name was Cameron. When we were 13, he got really sick. He went to a bunch of different doctors. He was diagnosed with cancer. I was really close to him, and I was going to school here. When I was about to enter 9th grade, my father suggested that I go to the private boy's school that he had attended so that I could live with my cousin and spend time with him. My father's family is from San Francisco," explained Max.
"Do you normally come home for holidays? I don't remember Isabel ever mentioning you being home," asked Liz.
"No, I never came home for holidays before. I'd visit my parents and Isabel for weekends sometimes, but three years ago, Cameron's disease was diagnosed as terminal, and I'd stay there to be supportive. Isabel and my parents frequently went up to San Francisco for the holidays. Cameron had it really rough. He died about 6 months ago. After his death, I was just getting really depressed. My aunt and uncle were so sad, and being at school and at home… It just became too much. Cameron and I had shared a room, because it wasn't really good to leave him alone, in case he needed something. I just kept expecting him to be there. I kept thinking he wasn't really gone and he would walk into the room any second. I just really needed to leave San Francisco," said Max.
"I'm so sorry," said Liz. "And here I was talking your ear off about the city as soon as you got here."
"No, Liz. It's fine. It was great, actually. It was so nice to talk about the city in a way that was completely unrelated to Cameron. It was like seeing everything through someone else's eyes, and it was great. It really helped me feel better. Besides, Cameron loved that city. We used to spend days in Golden Gate Park. We'd go there for lunch all the time, getting in a lot of trouble for skipping all of our classes," said Max, smiling at the memory. Then Max noticed the hurt look on Liz's face. "Liz, what's wrong?"
"Nothing. It's just… Isabel never mentioned anything to Maria or I about Cameron. I just don't understand why she'd have shut us out. I remember her going up to San Francisco a couple months ago, but I thought she was just visiting you. It was for the funeral, wasn't it? I wish she had told us. We would've been able to be supportive and help her through it," said Liz.
"Yeah, last time Isabel was up, it was for Cameron's funeral," confirmed Max. "I really don't think Isabel intended to shut you out, Liz. I think she just dealt with it inside."
"I know you don't see Isabel much, but you have met her, haven't you?" asked Liz jokingly, trying to lighten the mood.
"I guess you're right. Isabel really doesn't keep things bottled up inside, does she?" said Max, smiling. "If she's mad or upset you usually know it." Max paused, not wanting to talk about anything Cameron related. "So where does Micheal go to school? It doesn't sound like he goes around here either," said Max, trying to change the subject.
"No, he goes to college. He's at the University of New Mexico at Las Cruces. He's a freshman this year. I think Alex will probably go there too. It's close to home, and the two of them are really good friends. Alex is also a senior this year. I think he's going to ask your sister to the prom," said Liz.
"Alex? Alex doesn't seem like the type Isabel would go for," said Max.
"Oh, she's a lot different than everyone thinks. You know, there's something weird about me knowing Isabel better than you do," added Liz.
"I know," said Max, sounding apologetic.
"There I go, making you feel bad again. I'm sorry," said Liz.
"No, don't be. It's true. I don't know her that well," said Max. He pulled the jeep into the parking spot, and got out of the car. Liz followed and they walked towards the door of the restaurant.

TBC

posted on 1-Jan-2002 10:58:15 PM by karen7274
Part 11

“Max is Isabel’s older brother, like we just told you. Isabel has had a brother her entire life, as he is older,” said Maria sarcastically.
Micheal just stared at her, daring her to not answer all his questions about Max. “What do you know about him?”
“Honestly, not much. We all hung out last night. He seems really nice. He goes to some private all boys’ school in San Francisco. I think Isabel’s father went there. He’s got it really bad for Liz,” babbled Maria, trying to get out as much information as she could in the shortest time possible.
“Are you going to be here when she gets back?” asked Micheal.
“No,” said Maria, looking at Micheal like he had two heads. “Unlike you, I have better things to do with my time than sit around and wait for Liz.
“Like what?” challenged Micheal.
“Well, um…I have to…uh…finish this thing-”
“You were saying?” said Micheal.
“Okay, okay. I really don’t have anything better to do. But that’s not the point!”


The figure outside the restaurant watched Micheal and the blonde girl argue. Quickly getting bored, his mind began drifting.

// Flashback //

“Your job is really simple. We’ve been working on this project for over 40 years. We have all the information you will need. I’ll give you a basic summary. After the original Day of Victory, we had spies working among the Antarian advisors. They told us that the Antarian underground movement built a network. The network used the DNA from the Royal family to recreate them on the planet Earth. There are six of them. The King, the Queen, the Guardian, the Alchemist, the Advisor and the Empathic. This group was sent to the planet Earth. From there, they were supposed to regroup and take back control of Antar. However, our spies were able to thwart their plans. We switched some of them. We switched the Queen with a human Earth baby. We took a terminally ill man and switched him with the Guardian. We were able to switch the alchemist and the Advisor as well. Then we erased all the memories from the true Royal family and implanted fake memories into the fake Guardian and Queen. Basically, they will be completely confused about everything. Have you been informed of your assignment?”

“Yes. I’m supposed to kill the Royal family, starting with the Queen, ending with the King.”

“Correct.”

“I have one question. How am I to identify them as they do not even know who they are?”

“They may not, but you will. They will have auras about them. You will be able to sense it after watching them for a short time. The auras are different then any human auras you will see. After you have killed them, report back to the palace in Antar. This will assure that the rebel movement is crushed permanently. It will also assure the prince his ascension to the throne. You are dismissed.”

// End of flashback. //

Sitting in the dark, the figure began contemplating whether he should wait for the other two teens outside The Crashdown, or watch them during their date. The idea of dragging himself all over town in search of two teens was not very appealing, so he remained in the dark.

TBC

posted on 1-Jan-2002 11:01:13 PM by karen7274
Part 12

Arriving back at The Crashdown, Max and Liz were headed back inside. “I really had fun tonight,” said Liz, shyly.
Max smiled. “Me too.” After a pause, he added, “Are you free tomorrow? I want to see you again before I go back to school.”
“When do you leave?” asked Liz, disappointed that he wasn’t staying longer.
“On Wednesday,” said Max.
“Oh, wow. That’s really soon,” said Liz. She turned to look up at Max. He was staring into her eyes, and she suddenly felt very self-conscious. Then she became aware that Max was holding her hands. Looking up into his eyes, she was amazed by how beautiful he was. Liz became conscious of them edging closer and closer to each other, eliminating the distance between them. Max leaned even closer, and then their lips were touching. Liz could feel the warmth of Max’s lips and mouth against hers, and his arms around her. As they were kissing, Liz began to see things. The strange thing was, she was seeing things through Max’s eyes.

//Flash//
The first day Max and Liz had met, in The Crashdown.

//Flash//
Ealier that day, when Max had asked her out in the back room of the restaurant. She could feel his nervousness, and his excitement when she had said yes.

//Flash//
A few minutes ago, when they were walking towards the restaurant. She could sense he’d had a great time on their date.

Then she felt how he felt at that exact moment, kissing her. Realizing she was seeing all this in her head, but not her imagination, Liz became aware that something weird was going on. Breaking off the kiss, she looked at Max in amazement. “Did you feel that?” Max only nodded, unable to answer her.


Kissing Liz had been amazing, but Max had gotten visions, which meant Liz had too. What had she seen? Did she know he was an alien? Was she repulsed by him now? “Did you feel that?” she asked, amazement in her voice. Max only nodded, unable to speak. Either she hadn’t seen anything to make her realize he was an alien, or she wasn’t repulsed by him.
Suddenly, Max felt an intense pain on the back of his head. Then everything went black.


Looking at the clock, Micheal wondered where Liz and Max were. Maria looked worried as well. They had rented a movie, and after it ended they had watched two late night talk shows, and Liz and Max were still nowhere to be seen.
“When are your parents coming back?” asked Maria, trying to make conversation.
“I don’t know,” answered Micheal, tension in his voice. Then he suddenly asked, “You don’t think Max would have tried to-”
“No way Micheal. They probably just lost track of time,” said Maria adamantly. “I guess I’ll take the garbage out. I still didn’t do that.”
“Okay,” said Micheal.
Maria walked into the back room of the restaurant, where she had left the garbage. Picking it up, she dragged it outside. “Why do I always get stuck with this job?” she grumbled. Pushing open the door, she managed to get it into the dumpster. Walking back toward the door, Maria noticed her shoe had come untied. She bent down and tied it, and got back up and headed inside. Near the door she kicked something. “Oww!” she yelped. Looking down to see what she’d kicked, she realized it was a person. “Max?” she asked, realizing who it was. “Oh my God! Oh my God! Micheal! Micheal, come here!” she yelled.

TBC

posted on 25-Jan-2002 7:48:22 PM by karen7274
AJK-Thanks! I didn't know you could find the threads like that and I guess a whole bunch were lost (or I took way too long to update). Anyway, in that case, here's a new part:


All I Want Is You

Part 13

Inside Micheal was flipping channels when he heard Maria’s screams. Rushing outside, he found Maria crouched over someone. Moving closer for a better look, he realized it was Max. Why was Max laying on the ground? And where’s Liz? thought Micheal, beginning to worry about his little sister.

“Max,” cried Maria, trying to rouse him. At the sound of Maria’s voice, Micheal snapped out of his worrying thoughts.

“Where’s Liz?” he demanded.

“I don’t know…,” sobbed Maria, standing up. It was then, with the extra light from Maria moving out of the way that Micheal saw the bruising on Max’s face.

“Max, wake up!” yelled Micheal, beginning to panic. When Max still didn’t move, Micheal grabbed his shoulders and pulled him into the Crashdown. Seeing Max move slightly, he tried to wake him again. “Max!”

“Liz…” groaned Max, starting to sit up.

“Where is she?” demanded Micheal and Maria.

“She’s not here? What do you mean she’s not here? Where did she go? Did they take her? Is she okay?” said Max, quickly gaining consciousness and talking so fast in his panic that all his words blended together.

“Do you remember what happened?” asked Maria.

“Liz and I had just gotten back. We were outside, and then someone hit me from behind. I never saw who it was and they must have knocked me out. The next thing I remember is waking up in here. I’m not even sure how long I was unconscious,” explained Max.

“Then whoever hit you must have taken Liz,” said Micheal, pain in his voice at the news of his missing sister.

“We have to find her,” said Max.

“How do we even know where to look? We should call the police and file a missing persons report,” said Maria.

“Maria’s right,” said Micheal.

“I’m going to go get you some water and a washcloth. You have blood on your face,” said Maria, getting up and going upstairs.

“I guess I’ll call the police,” said Micheal also leaving.
As soon as they were both gone, Max got up and went to the phone. He dialed his home number. “Come on Isabel, pick up!”

“Hello?” came Isabel’s voice.

“Isabel, when Liz and I got home, someone knocked me out and kidnapped her,” said Max.

“Did you call the police?” she asked.

“Micheal is,” he answered.

“Did you see who hit you? You can give the police a description,” she said.

“They hit me from behind. I didn’t see them at all,” he answered.

“You think it’s alien related, don’t you?” accused Isabel.

“What else would it be? Is it just chance that as soon as I came back to Roswell, all the strange things started happening? And now, suddenly Liz is gone? I doubt it’s a coincidence,” said Max, sounding exasperated.

“Do you want me to come there?” asked Isabel.

“Yeah, I’m really worried. Who knows what they’ll do to her.”

“If it is alien related, the only reason I can think of that they would’ve taken her, is to get to you,” said Isabel.

“I was right there though. And I was unconscious. If they wanted to do something to me, they had ample opportunity,” argued Max reasonably.

“I don’t know, Max. Maybe they want to talk to us.”

“But who is they? That’s what we have to find out,” said Max.

“First, I’ll come over there and we can make sure it actually is alien related before we start on some wild goose chase,” said Isabel.

TBC

posted on 30-Jan-2002 11:46:34 PM by karen7274
Part 14

Isabel hurried to The Crashdown, concerned about their entire situation. What if Max was right, and Liz’s disappearance was alien related? Nothing ever happened in Roswell, New Mexico, and why would now be any different? Could it really be coincidence that the very week Max returns to Roswell, Liz disappears?
Walking inside the café, Isabel spotted Max. “Where’s everyone else? Where’s Maria?” asked Isabel in a rush as she sat next to Max.
“They’re upstairs. I think they’re calling the police,” said Max, staring at his shoes.
“Who are you?” demanded Isabel, looking at the person standing in the café. No had seen him come in.
“If you want the girl back, you’d better return to the place where you were born,” said the man. Then he just disappeared.
“Do you still doubt that it’s alien related?” asked Max.
“I’m definitely convinced,” said Isabel.
“Let’s go,” said Max, standing up and walking towards the door.
“We can’t just barge in there! It could be a trap,” said Isabel. “We have no idea who these people are!”
“That’s exactly why we have to find Liz as soon as possible,” said Max. “She’s your best friend. Aren’t you a little worried?”
“I’m a lot worried, Max!” said Isabel, her voice rising. Then in an exasperated tone, she added, “Let’s go.”

**********************

Liz slowly woke up, having absolutely no idea where she was. She remembered being behind the café with Max. She had felt someone grab her and put cloth on her face. She figured it must have been chloroform, which would have caused her to lose consciousness. The room she was in was pitch black, and Liz couldn’t see anything. Giving herself a minute to allow her eyes to adjust to the darkness, she tried to make out some of her surroundings again. Looking up, she saw a window with bars on it, like on the prisons in the old west. Maybe I’m actually in a prison that was used in the 1800’s, thought Liz. She tried to think of one, but didn’t know of any near Roswell. What if that means I’m not anywhere near Roswell? No one will no where to look for me! Calming herself, Liz realized it was going to be up to her to get herself out.
She stood and walked to the window, but it was too high up. She could only see out at an angle that only allowed her to see the sky, which wouldn’t really help. Grabbing onto two of the bars, she hoisted herself up by her arms enough so that she was able to see outside. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy evening, and without any moonlight, she couldn’t make out any of her surroundings.
Hearing a noise, Liz dropped back to the ground and turned towards the sound. She heard a door open. It sounded like it was on old hinges, which also lent to her theory about being in an old abandoned prison.
“Hello?” she called. “Who’s there?”
“You’re awake,” came a gruff voice. “Here’s some food. Try not to make too much noise.”
“Would anyone hear me even if I did?”
“I would. And that will make me mad. You’re best off if you don’t do that.”
“Where am I?” asked Liz.
“You’re best off if you don’t know that,” the man answered.
“Will you tell me why I’m here?” asked Liz, getting desperate.
“It’s too dangerous,” he said, and Liz heard him leave.

TBC

posted on 30-Jan-2002 11:49:58 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You

Part 15

Standing outside the pod chamber, Max glanced at Isabel. She looked worried. Not that he could blame her. Her brother had just returned to Roswell, New Mexico, and now one of her best friends was missing, and had probably been kidnapped by aliens.
“Now or never,” murmured Max, placing his hand against the cold stone wall. The rock moved, allowing Max and Isabel to get inside. Walking in, they looked around, trying to determine what might be different.
“How do you think anyone other than us would have gotten into the pod chamber?” asked Isabel. “No one else even knows about it.”
“But we don’t know that for sure. Two other aliens were born here with us. We don’t know where they went. They might have died, but then again, they could be wandering around out there somewhere,” said Max.
“I just hope they aren’t out there somewhere with Liz,” said Isabel.
“We’ll find her,” said Max, trying to be reassuring.
“Max, if no one else can get in here, and let’s assume that even if the other aliens are alive and have Liz, they wouldn’t know how to get into the pod chamber-”
“Why wouldn’t they know though?” asked Max.
“We found out because I had a vision. You never got a vision though. Just like I can dream walk and you can’t, or you can heal and I can’t. I think the only common power all of us have is to be able to move molecular structure. The other two aliens wouldn’t have the same powers, so they wouldn’t have gotten the flash. Of course, this is all just conjecture, but assuming it’s true, we should be looking for whatever it is we’re looking for outside,” finished Isabel.
Walking outside, they both spotted the piece of paper at the same time. Over in the corner of two rocks, at an angle that would only be visible on the way out of the pod chamber, a piece of paper was held down by a small rock. Isabel walked over and picked it up.
“It says, ‘Liz is at the old Falsham prison.’ It also has directions. Come on,” said Isabel and the two of them headed back to the jeep.
“Go down 285 south for 25 miles. Then make a right. After about 5 miles, there will be a small road off to the side. Take it. Follow that road until the first right. That road will take you to the interstate. The prison is about two miles off the interstate near the Mexico border,” read Isabel.
“What did you tell Maria and Micheal?” asked Max.
“I didn’t tell them anything,” said Isabel.
“Not about the alien thing. About why we were leaving so suddenly,” clarified Max.
“Like I said, I didn’t tell them anything. I thought you did,” said Isabel.
“Crap,” said Max.
“How many miles have we gone?” asked Isabel.
Max checked the meter on the car. “About 23,” he answered. Watching carefully on the right, he spotted the turn. “Now 5 more miles.” Following the directions carefully, Max and Isabel continued on their way to the prison. About a half a mile from the location, Max pulled over and stopped the car, turning off the headlights.
“Think we should hide it?” asked Isabel.
“Yeah. We don’t know what we’re going up against,” answered Max.
After they finished concealing the car, they started heading for the prison.

TBC

As far as reading it, is it eaier if I skip lines between paragraphs?
posted on 9-Feb-2002 10:23:45 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You

Part 16

Finishing her dinner, Liz sat staring up at the window. She had already tried the door and it was completely immoveable. The only other way out was the window. That still left the problem of iron bars not usually being that portable. With nothing else to do anyway, Liz thought she would try pulling on them. She wasn’t exactly Buffy, but that didn’t mean she was helpless.
Reaching up, she grabbed hold of the same bars she had used to pull herself up before. Even with her pulling on them as hard as she could, they really didn’t move. Pulling herself up again to look outside, she noted in her quick glance that the clouds were beginning to clear. At least then she’d have some vision as to her surroundings. Suddenly she felt herself slipping. Realizing it wasn’t her, but the metal bar, she realized it couldn’t hold her weight and she’d pulled herself up by it twice now.
Okay, I can do this. Pulling on the bar, she found that it was gradually slipping out. She continued pulling on it for a while and after about twenty minutes, she was able to get it out. After another twenty minutes, she loosened the other one as well. She figured she’d need to get out at least two more before she’d have any hope of fitting through the window. She continued pulling and found the third one came out easily. Curious, she noticed that someone had dug into the concrete with something sharp. One of the cell’s previous inhabitants must have also been trying to escape. After she had finally pried loose the last bar, her muscles aching, she pulled herself up and shimmied out through the window. Looking back to make sure no one had heard her escape, she started running.
Having no idea which direction the road was in, she headed for the woods where she’d be hard to spot.




Max and Isabel headed toward the woods, since they didn’t see any buildings. According to the directions, the prison was right here, so the trees must have been hiding the building. Hearing a noise, the both hid by the side of the road.
Then someone came running out through the trees, checking over their shoulder as if they were being chased.
“Liz?” whispered Isabel.
“Liz!” called Max. Seeing them, she ran over.
“Be quiet guys! I don’t think they know I escaped,” she said.
“The jeep is this way,” said Isabel, walking back towards it.
“Are you okay?” asked Max.
“Yeah, I’m fine. My arms are really sore though. I was in an old prison cell. I had to break out through the window. The bars were loose enough that I was able to get them off, but they were still in there pretty tight,” said Liz.
Back in the jeep and on the way home, Isabel asked, “What happened?”
“I’m not exactly sure,” said Liz. “Max and I were behind the café, and someone put a cloth over my face. It was probably chloroform. When I woke up, I was in an old abandoned prison cell.” Pausing, Liz added, “Max, what about you? Were you hurt?”
“I’m fine. I was hit over the head, but I’m okay.”

TBC


posted on 9-Feb-2002 10:24:21 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You

Part 17

Returning back to the café, Liz, Max and Isabel had to give statements to the police. Max and Isabel changed the story slightly, and said that someone had left an anonymous note on the door about where Liz was with directions and the two of them claimed they hadn’t seen the person who had done it. They were reprimanded for not going to the police first, but since everyone was glad Liz was okay, no one was too hard on them.
After the police left, Liz’s parents suggested she get some rest.
“Is it okay if Maria, Isabel, and Max come up stairs?” she asked.
“Sure, if they get permission from their parents they can spend the night,” said Mrs. Parker. They were able to stay, so the five of them headed upstairs.
Max sat quietly on the side while everyone else was talking. He knew Isabel was going to be mad, but he had to tell Liz about them. It was definitely aliens that had kidnapped her, and her couldn’t help but fear what might have happened if she hadn’t been able to escape. Would Isabel and him have been able to free her on their own? And even aside from that, they had no idea what the aliens wanted with Liz. Max could understand himself and Isabel; after all, they were aliens. Liz was just human though. Walking to the middle of the group, Max looked up, and having gained everyone’s attention, began.
“There’s something you guys should know,” he started, and immediately saw the realization of what he was about to do dawn in Isabel’s eyes. She nodded no. “I have to Isabel,” he said in response.
“You have to what?” demanded Micheal.
“Tell you guys something. It’s about Isabel and I. See…We’re a little different,” he said.
“Different how?” asked Liz.
“Well, we’re not from around here,” said Max.
“Where are you from? You don’t even have an accent,” said Maria.
Max pointed up. “You’re from up north?” asked Liz. Max pointed higher. “You don’t mean you’re a-, you’re not a…” stumbled Liz.
“I think alien is the word you’re looking for, Liz,” said Isabel icily, fearing her friends response.
“Well, I prefer the tem not of this Earth,” said Max, trying to lighten the mood and relieve some of the tension.
“Shit!” said Maria. Liz and Micheal just both looked shocked.
“Wait!” said Liz. “The flashes!”
“What flashes?” asked Micheal.
“Max, is that why I had the flashes?” asked Liz.
“I’d assume so,” said Max.
“Liz, what are you talking about?” asked Isabel.
“When Max kissed me earlier tonight, I got all these flashes,” replied Liz.
“When were you going to tell me about this, Max?” demanded Isabel.
“Later. I was a little busy being knocked unconscious and trying to find Liz,” he answered in an annoyed tone.
“I’m really tired guys, and this is a lot to absorb. I mean, one of my best friends is an alien. I hope no one minds if I go to sleep,” said Liz.
“Me too,” said Micheal, speaking his first words since the news.

TBC


posted on 21-Feb-2002 11:26:11 PM by karen7274
Sorry about the long time between updates. I'm really busy with school and trying to keep writing ahead. Anyway, here's the next part. Sorry to upset everyone with Liz sleeping. LOL! I figured being kidnapped might take a lot out of you! Here you go:

All I Want Is You

Part 18

The next morning everyone was sitting around the breakfast table in silence. Liz’s parents had gone out for the day, and put the rest of the staff in charge so Liz could have the day off to rest and recover.
“Liz?” asked Isabel, tentatively. Liz looked up in response. “Do you…I mean, you still…” trailed off Isabel without finishing her sentence.
“Of course!” assured Liz. “We’ve been friends for as long as I can remember. You’re still the same person. And I still care about you,” said Liz.
“Yeah,” piped in Maria. “We love you!”
“Micheal?” asked Isabel questioningly.
“What they said,” said Micheal in his usual gruff manner. As it was a typically Micheal response, Isabel smiled. They all still liked her and didn’t think she was some kind of freak!
“Why are you so quiet Max?” asked Liz.
“I know why,” said Isabel. “It’s because we didn’t tell you everything yesterday.”
“It’s true. I’m sorry, but we left some stuff out,” said Max.
“What?” exclaimed Maria. “What else could there possibly be?”
“Well,” said Isabel, “We’ve always feared what would happen if the government were to find out about us. I mean, someone had to have flown the space ship, and now where are they? And then last night, when you disappeared, someone we’ve never seen before came in and told us to go to the place where we were born, and we know where that is, so we did, and then we found a note telling us where you were. So we think you were abducted by aliens,” finished Isabel in one breath.
“Oh,” was all Liz said.

****************************************


A few hours later, the group went downstairs for lunch. They had been hanging out on Liz’s balcony all day. They were sitting at one of tables having a good time, when a man walked in. He sat down at the table next to them, which wasn’t in itself all that unusual.
“Max and Isabel Evans,” he said.
Everyone looked up. “Don’t look at me. Act like you don’t notice me. I don’t know how you two managed to free Liz, but you have put her in grave danger.”
“You’re the…”started Max, realizing he was the one who had kidnapped Liz, but the man cut him off.
“Listen! A renegade group from the government is trying to kidnap one of you. I don’t know which one of you. They had wanted Liz before. I took her to Falsham because I didn’t think they’d find her there. I thought she’d be safe. Now it’s up to you to keep each other safe. I’ll contact you if I get any new information. Don’t ask any questions. Watch out for any new people. They could be government spies trying to find the best way to kidnap one of you,” and with that, the man got up and left.
Everyone just looked shocked. “So that guy saved my life,” said Liz.
“What should we do?” asked Micheal.
“We should leave town,” said Max. “Isabel and I have a pact that if we ever think we’ve been exposed, we leave. Liz, you should come with us, since they think you’re an alien too.”
“No way!” exclaimed Micheal. “You’re not just taking my sister and running off.”
“So what do you propose we do?” demanded Max.
“I’ll come too. You are right that it’s not safe here,” said Micheal.
“What about me?” asked Maria. “I don’t want to be here by myself.”
“They might know her and Alex are friends of ours. They might think they know something,” said Isabel.
“We can’t leave them,” said Liz.
“Then we won’t,” said Max.

TBC


posted on 19-Apr-2002 10:46:18 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You

Part 19

Max, Liz, Isabel, and Micheal drove through Roswell looking for Alex. Spotting him walking on the sidewalk, Max pulled over.

“Alex, get in,” said Isabel.

“Sure,” said Alex, getting into the car. “Where are we going?” he asked as Max headed for the highway.

“We have to go away,” answered Isabel.

“What do you mean, we have to go away?” asked Alex, confused.

“It’s kind of a long story,” said Isabel.

“Isabel, you have to tell him. He deserves to know,” said Liz.

Isabel reluctantly agreed and told Alex everything that had happened. He had a similar reaction to the others. “I’ve know you guys for years, and you’re aliens?” he said in disbelief.

“We’re aliens,” confirmed Isabel.

“You look just like a human though,” questioned Alex.

“Yeah, I know, but we have powers,” said Isabel.

“You didn’t say anything about powers before!” exclaimed Maria. “What kind of powers?”

“Well, we can both manipulate molecular structure. I can dream walk people, which is kind of connecting with them telepathically and going inside their dream. I also get flashes. Max can heal people, and make this green energy thing. We don’t really know exactly what that is. Its sort of a newly developed talent,” said Isabel.

“So where exactly are we going?” broke in Micheal.

“I guess we don’t know,” said Max.

“We probably should figure it out,” said Liz.

“We could get a hotel,” suggested Isabel.

“How are we going to pay for it?” asked Liz. “We don’t have that much money.”

“Manipulate molecular structure,” said Isabel, picking up a napkin, and running her hand over it. She then held out a dollar where there used to be a napkin.

“Neat trick,” said Maria.

“That still doesn’t tell us where,” said Max.

“I’ve always wanted to go to New York,” said Maria.

“Why not? We’re in a car with aliens. Why not just pick up and drive to New York,” said Alex, who was still dealing with the shock from the new information he’d learned.

“New York it is then,” said Max. Alex justed looked on in shock.

After sitting in silence for a while, Maria suggested they turn on the radio. Flipping through the stations, they found a Travis song.


//Well I believe there’s someone watching over you
They’re watching every single thing you say
And when you die they’ll set you down and take you through//

//You’ll realize one day that the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbor’s got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive//


“We all live under the same sky, we all will live, we all will die. There is no wrong, there is no right, the circle only has one side,” sang Maria. “Everyone else sing too!” Gradually the rest of them began singing with Maria.

“We all try hard to live our lives in harmony, for fear of falling swiftly overboard. But life is both a major and a minor key. Just open up the chord,” they all sang.


//But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbor’s got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive
We all live under the same sky
We all will live we all will die
There is no wrong there is no right
The circle only has one side.//


As the song ended, they looked for a new one and sang for a little while. They stopped for meals, taking turns driving and sleeping.

TBC

posted on 19-Apr-2002 10:47:53 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You

Part 20

Arriving in New York, Isabel suggested staying at the Four Seasons. “Isn’t that hotel pretty expensive?” asked Liz.

“It’s very expensive,” said Isabel. “But it’s supposed to be so nice and luxurious. We have to stay there. What’s the difference anyway? We can just turn paper into money.”

The rest of them looked at each other, and Max shrugged. “Then that’s where we’re going,” said Micheal.

Arriving at the Four Seasons, Isabel walked up to the front desk. Smiling, she asked the receptionist for two rooms. Going over to the couch in the lobby where everyone was siting, Isabel found everyone staring about the hotel in awe. They hadn’t ever been anywhere that formal before. “Come on,” said Isabel. “I’ve got our room keys. We’re in rooms 942 and 944.”

************************

After getting settled in their rooms, the guys went over to the girl’s room. “We’re going to go to the restaurant downstairs for dinner. I already called down and reserved us a table,” said Isabel.

“Okay,” said Max.

“But, ah…wear something a little nicer,” said Isabel, looking critically at Max’s jeans.

“Alright. Then I guess we’ll be right back,” said Max, leaving with Alex and Micheal behind him, Micheal rolling his eyes at Isabel.

Liz, Maria, and Isabel were already dressed so they watched television while they waited for the boys. About ten minutes later, they returned in dress pants and shirts. “Much better!” said Isabel, voicing her approval.

Downstairs in the restaurant, Max sat next to Liz. “You look very nice,” said Liz, trying to make him feel better about having his sister telling him how to dress.

“Thank you. You look beautiful yourself,” said Max, smiling at Liz. Liz smiled back. For that moment, it was as if Max and Liz were the only ones in the room.

“What do you want to order?” asked Maria, breaking them out of their reverie.

“Umm…” said Micheal, glancing at the menu. “Ugh! Definitely not caviar. Isn’t that fish eggs?”

“Yes, Micheal,” said Isabel. “It’s a delicacy.”

“Whatever,” said Micheal. He ended up getting steak; a nice, normal, non-fishy steak.

**********

Sitting in a dimly lit corner of the restaurant, the man observed the group while eating dinner, approving of their choice in hotels and restaurants. His superior was beginning to get impatient however, so he’d have to take the Queen tomorrow. It had been quite a setback the other night. He still hadn’t figured out how that man had known so much. He had even known which one of them was supposed to be taken. How had he gotten away so fast? It had caused them to lose track of the Queen until she had been brought back by to Roswell by the other two. If the man caused any more trouble, he’d have to be taken out. His superiors were already looking into it. They had to obtain his identity, and see to his removal. Interference was not going to be tolerated. There was a mission to complete, and it would be completed. The objective had not originally included any humans, but the objective had changed.

Looking over at the other table, the man saw that the teens were heading up to their rooms. Rooms 942 and 944. He’d conveniently reserved room 946, which enabled him to keep an eye on the group as well as provide his superiors with frequent updates. They really liked updates. Being out of the loop? It made them, well…mad. Very mad.

TBC

posted on 19-Apr-2002 10:49:04 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You
Part 21

The next day, walking down for breakfast, Liz noticed a strange looking man behind them. The man seemed to be following them. First, he had come out of his room right after they left. Then, he had gotten out of the next elevator after they had taken the elevator down to the hotel lobby. Figuring she was just being paranoid, Liz had pushed it out of her mind. After breakfast though, the man had gotten up and followed them outside. When Maria had forgotten her purse, the man followed them back up to the hotel room and back down to the lobby. Then Liz knew she wasn’t just being paranoid.

“Max? I need to talk to you in private for a second,” said Liz.

“What is it?” asked Max. They went into a corner of the lobby.

“There’s a man following us. He has been all morning. At first I thought I was just being paranoid, but he’s definitely following us,” said Liz.

“We have to go then,” said Max.

“Where will we go though?” asked Liz.

“San Francisco,” said Max.

**********

“I called our aunt and uncle. They’re away on vacation, but said we stay at their house,” Max told the group.

After a long, uneventful two-day drive, they arrived. Settling in, Liz remembered what Max had told her about his cousin. Seeing Isabel looking like she was going to cry, Liz walked over and hugged her. Isabel looked surprised but didn’t pull away.

“Liz?” called Max from a different room.

Walking into the room, Liz looked at Max expectantly. “We never got to finish our date,” said Max with a grin.

“You’re right,” said Liz.

“I’m taking you sight seeing,” said Max.

“Not so fast,” said a voice. Max and Liz turned around to see the man who had kidnapped Liz.

“What do you want?” asked Max.

“To explain the situation to you. Maybe I should have before. It could have prevented this running all over the place,” he said. At Liz and Max’s blank stares, the man started again. “Perhaps I’d better explain this from the beginning. Maybe you better sit down. Your friends will also want to hear this. It involves them as well.”

After they had all sat down in the living room, the man began.

“My name is Rowan. You should probably know that. About 90 years ago, the six of you all lived on the planet Antar,” said Rowan, looking off into the distance in memory. He looked up and into the shocked faces of Max, Liz, Isabel, Michael, Alex and Maria.

TBC

posted on 27-Oct-2002 10:55:44 PM by karen7274
Hey! Your bumping worked! I had a ton of schoolwork last semester, which was the last time I posted, and I completely forgot about this story. I was looking through the posts and I was like, I think I had a story with that title. Oh! It is my story! LOL! I'll finally get back to it. I'm going to check now to see if I happen to have another part that never got posted. If not, I have to catch up on what it was about and where I am and then write the next part, so hopefully, next week at the latest. Sorry!

Karen
posted on 27-Oct-2002 10:57:45 PM by karen7274
I just checked and I do have the next two parts written, so here they are. I apologize if they aren't very good, because I don't know if I ever edited of proof read them and I'm posting without reading them over first.

All I Want Is You

Part 22

“About 90 years ago, the six of you all lived on the planet Antar,” said Rowan, looking off into the distance in memory. He looked up and into the shocked faces of Max, Liz, Isabel, Michael, Alex, and Maria.

Maria started laughing. “You are so full of crap! We are not aliens. Maybe you are, but I’m not.”

“Actually, I am,” said Rowan, not smiling.

“Prove it,” said Michael, unconvinced.

“That I’m an alien or that they are?” asked Rowan.

“Both,” stated Michael.

Rowan held his hand up and it started to glow. As they watched, different colored lights appeared all over the ceiling. They started to move around as if they were in a disco, then they changed and were like fireworks. They all looked up in awe. The light show was beautiful! “Unfortunately, there’s not really any way I can prove Liz, Maria, and Alex are aliens. They’ll have to do it themselves.”

“As I was saying. 90 years ago you guys all lived on Antar. Max and Isabel were the only two children of the King and Queen of Antar. They were known as Zan and Vilandra back then. Society was a bit old fashioned back then, much as it was on Earth. Even though Isabel was the oldest, she was a girl, so the throne was to go to Max. Michael was to be the second in command. Max was betrothed to a young woman named Eve. There was a tradition that had existed on Antar for centuries. Each royal family had a small group of people that were somewhat revered for their abilities. It would always be a group of six, which would include the King and Queen. The others were a Guardian, who was the main guard to protect the King and Queen from any harm, which was Michael. There was an Alchemist, who was that time periods equivalent of a doctor. It was a much more magical doctor than the doctors you have here on Earth. Some of them had the power to heal, some didn’t, but they all had a special ability to mix ingredients in order to cure the sick, and help the afflicted. Maria, that was you. Another position was that of the Advisor. That person was to advise the King on governing. They would meet with many politicians and would frequently advise on political matters. Alex, that was your job, and you were quite gifted at it. You frequently consulted the Queen as well, which was considered radical. Then there was the Empathic, who had the unique ability to feel others emotions. Isabel, you had that gift,” finished Rowan. He looked at them all to see how they were taking the news. They looked as if they had just seen a ghost.

“Who were you?” asked Michael.

“Wait! You said all of us were aliens. Who was I? Did I just not have any powers?” asked Liz.

Rowan laughed quietly to himself. “Hardly… Liz, you were an alien, of course. I purposely left you out because you were rather important. I don’t really want to go into it right now.” Liz looked a bit angry and frustrated. “I promise to tell you Liz, but for right now, it has to do with your own safety.”

“Michael, as to your question, I was a friend. Liz and I were very close. She was like an extra daughter to me. I did not have any type of official job, although the family did consult me on many occasions.”

“Who is trying to kidnap Liz? And why?” asked Max.

“That’s what we have to discuss,” said Rowan.

TBC

posted on 27-Oct-2002 11:00:19 PM by karen7274
All I Want Is You

Part 23

“I don’t know exactly what is going on,” said Rowan. “I know there is a skin who is after her, but I don’t know exactly why. I kidnapped Liz to protect her from him. I don’t know who he is or his name or anything. I don’t even know what he looks like. As you guys did not all know who you were, I didn’t feel that you could adequately protect Liz. After you took her back to Roswell, I followed you to make sure that Liz was okay. I lost you when you went to New York, but I was finally able to track you down to San Francisco through hospital and school records concerning your aunt and uncle.”

“What do we do to protect Liz?” asked Max.

“Stay here,” said Rowan. “That’s my advice. It’s unlikely that the skin will track you here. They don’t have the kind of powers that I have, and without them I wouldn’t have been able to access your records.”

“Rowan? Who were Max and I married to?” asked Isabel.

“Max was married to the Queen, and you were betrothed to Alex. You had not actually had your wedding before your death though,” answered Rowan.

“How did we all die?” asked Alex.

“You people ask questions before I have a chance to finish the story. No big deal though. You died in a rebellion. There was to be a party in celebration of the engagement of the Empathic and the Advisor. It was considered especially wonderful if members of the royal house married. A small group of skins had managed to infiltrate the planet, and they formed a small uprising. The only survivors were the King, the Queen, and myself,” answered Rowan, looking sad. “The Antarians then went underground because the Skins took over Antar. The underground movement then used the DNA from the royal house to recreate everyone and send you to planet Earth. We ensured you would all be taken care of.”

“Then why did I get a foster family while the rest of them all got parents?” demanded Michael.

“You actually did get parents, but they died a week later in an accident and then there was nothing we could do. I’m sorry you had it rough,” sympathized Rowan.

Once Rowan had finished explaining everything, the group all sat, stunned by what they had learned about themselves. Liz was especially confused because everyone but her knew who they had been in their past life. She still had no idea.

TBC