|posted on 2-May-2002 11:51:28 PM by Liz Evans|
|Hey everyone! I am picking up a fic I left long ago back when Roswellfanatics was on ezboard and My screen name back then was Dreamgirl Liz. I am posting as far as I got and that is parts 1-8 of Your Heart and Mine. Tell me what you guys think and if I should continue! I dont know if any of you remember this one..|
Title: Your Heart and Mine
Author: Liz Evans (Jen)
Disclaimer: I dont own anything except my imagination so I am just borrowing these lovely people
Rating: M/L I havent decided actual rating yet. ;)
Summary:This story takes the place of "Heart of Mine" so it is right around prom time in season 2. These last 6 episodes is what were so hard on the dreamers so I am taking it in a new direction.
Feedback needed! :D
Your Heart and Mine
Liz Parker continued to wipe the counter off in the Crashdown Cafe. "Liz, you have been doing that for like 10 minutes now. What is going on in that head of yours?" Maria Deluca said as she stopped sweeping the floor and looked at her best friend curious to what Liz was thinking these days.
"Maria, I was....I was...just thinking about finals coming up soon," Liz said as she threw the wet rag in the sink. Maria gave her a look that said "yeah right" and Liz smiled. "Suuuure you were hon, Suuuure you were. Hmmm let me guess, does it have anything to do with oh you know, PROM COMING UP?" Maria said as she raised her voice. "Come on chiquita, ya know that you were just dreaming of Max to ask you" "Maria, That is the furthest thing from my mind right now. And besides, Tess and Max are gett..."
Before Liz could finish that sentence Maria covered Liz's mouth with her hand.
"You know that he only loves you girl. Yeah, the girl does seem to be following him around a lot lately but I am sure that the whole time he is thinking of you." Maria said taking her hand away. "And Besides, he is sooo jealous of you and Sean right now it is pitiful!" Maria said laughing.
"Maria, Max is not...he's not jealous of me and Sean. Why would he even care anyways because I think he has begun to move on with his life now.....Why? did he say something to imply he was jealous?" Liz asked her best friend with wide eyes hoping she had heard something to imply what she was hoping for.
Maria laughed. "Well, let's just say that the other night when you and Sean were talking in here, Max stared at you two the whole time and he looked like he was about to run through him."
Liz smiled and said "okay you were right before Maria. I do want Max to ask me to prom. But...you know that...that it can only be just as friends and even if he did ask, I don't know if I would say yes or not considering the circumstances," Liz said turning towards the door to close up.
Things had gotten so weird between them lately. First they weren't friends then she saved his life from the dupes, and then they were friends again. And just recently they had danced in Vegas and held hands and Max had a vision...of the two of them married. Liz sighed as she started thinking on how it could never be...or so she thought.
Suddenly, as Liz was about to lock the doors she saw Max coming up to the door. She opened it and said "Hey Max. What are you doing here?" "Hey Liz, um I was wondering if we could talk.....In private," Max said as he glanced from Liz to Maria. "Hey, I can take a hint, but you better call me later," Maria said as she smiled at Liz and grabbed her purse then walked out the back door.
"So what is it Max?" Liz said as she walked to a booth and sat down. "I have been thinking a lot lately on how weird things have gotten between us these past w...well months actually," Max said trying not to look into Liz's gleaming eyes. "Yeah, I know what you mean," Liz said as she thought of her thoughts a few moments ago.
"Well, I was just thinking....Well I know that we are just friends now but...but..I want to go to the prom with you Liz. I can't imagine going with anyone else," Max said finally looking into her eyes.
"Max, I don't know what to say...," Liz said kinda stunned because she had been sure that he was going to ask Tess. "Say yes Liz," Max said as his heart fluttered wanting her answer to be the one he wanted.
Liz gulped as she was about to answer his question. She just hoped it would be the right one....
Your Heart and Mine
Max walked to his jeep from the Crashdown with a smile on his face. Liz had just said that she would love to go to the prom with him and even though they were only going as friends, in the back of his mind he knew that this would change everything. Little did he know that he was right.
Liz closed up the Crashdown and went upstairs to her room. She told Max yes and remembered the cute little sigh he gave when she gave him the answer he wanted. He told her that it would be a great night and he rented a limo for them and their friends. Liz smiled and told Max that she was sure it would be a wonderful night as well. Max had then touched her hand and she got a flash of white roses which stirred her curiousity as well as giving her chills. She went to sleep thinking that somehow prom would change everything.
She just didn't know how.
The phone woke Liz up and she answered it half asleep. "Hellooo?" "Spill, spill, spill," her best friend said on the other end of the line. "Maria," Liz said looking at the clock on the wall. "It is 1:30 in the morning." "Yeah, Yeah I know. You, sistah friend, did not call me. So, I just figured that you Max had a great time talking in "private." Liz sat up on her bed. "Well, I kinda just forgot to call you, but Max asked me to prom." "EEEEEE!" Liz heard as she pulled the phone away from her ear.
"Oh this will be great! Just like old times. You and Max Me and Michael. Isabel and Alex. so, after you said yes, what did he do?" Maria asked smiling. "Well first of all, Max and I are just going as friends. Second, how do you know I even said yes?" LIz asked laughing a little.
"Oh come on, A tall, dark, handsome alien who just happens to be your soulmate, askes you to prom and you say no? You know you would have me to strangle you! So I know you said yes," Maria said.
Liz laughed. "Okay, of course I said yes. And Maria, he touched my hand and I got a flash of white roses."
"Oooooh. See? the flashes prove that you and Max are going to have a second chance," Maria said sighing. "Well, it doesn't really prove anything and you know that I am not Max's des...." "Stop right there okay Liz? You think way way too much," Maria scolded.
"Now, we are going shopping tommorrow and you are going to get a dress that will blow Max away." Liz half hoped that Maria was right about she and Max getting a second chance.
. . . . .
The next night Liz looked at the long blue beautiful dress with thin straps that she and Maria had picked out today shopping. She hoped that Max would like it. She zipped the dress bag up and headed for bed when she heard a knock on the window. Her breath caught in her chest when she saw Max outside her bedroom window. She walked over and opened it. "Hey Max," Liz said motioning for him to come in. Max said nothing as he climbed through her window.
"Liz, I haven't been able to sleep for the past couple of nights because I have been thinking about..well, about us," he said as he paced back and forth trying to hide his nervousness. He stopped in front of her when he realized that she had very little on. A short pink tank top and a pair of draw-string shorts. "Liz, I know we have both made some mistakes in the past but I think we can move past that."
"Max, I..I don't know. I mean, I thought we agreed to just be friends," Liz said looking into his eyes, knowing what she really wanted was to be in his arms again. "That is what we said last year too and we had an amazing thing going," Max said moving towards her.
"But Max, I am not your des..." Liz was cut off by Max's lips touching hers in a sweet kiss. He pulled back a little to see her reaction and then she grabbed him and pulled him into another kiss. He smiled when she moaned as his tongue touched hers and he let his hands slide up the back of her top.
They finally broke this kiss and he rested his forhead to hers. "We have just waited too long to do that," Max sighed. Just then Liz heard footsteps and knew her mother was coming. "Max!" Liz whispered as she jerked her head up.
Max was already at the window and Liz gave him another kiss to say goodnight. Suddenly Max got flashes.
Flashes of himself with Liz, but much older.
Then of her with a towel on telling Kyle that nothing was going to "happen" between them and that undergarments would stay on.
He got a flash of Liz crying on her balcony with his older self.
Max pulled back and Liz smiled and said goodnight. She must not have know what he had just seen. He smiled at her and climbed out the window trying to figure out what he had just seen and knowing he had to find out more
Max walked down the hallway trying to get through the crowds to get to Liz's locker. The bell had just rang to let school out and he wanted to see if she wanted a ride home and then maybe he could talk to her about what he saw in the flashes last night. He sighed as he saw her there fiddling with the lock on her locker.
She looked so cute when she is frustrated, he thought. "Need some help?" Max asked as he leaned by the next locker. "Sure," she said smiling. He put his hand on the lock and it unlocked immediately. "Thanks," Liz said still smiling at him. He smiled back and she thought about how she loved to see his dimples when he smiled. "Liz, can I give you a ride home? We really need to talk," Max said grabbing her top two books from her hands. "Um..Yeah Max, I'd love to ride you...Oh I mean catch a ride with you!" Liz felt so embarrassed and felt her cheeks get hot.
OH MY GOSH!! I can't believe I actually just said that! Liz thought.
Max just smiled and they headed out of the double doors of the school
Max drove smiling to himself about what she said earlier. "um Yeah Max, I'd love to ride you." Sure that she had just messed up her words but did she possibly mean it? Did she want him as much as he wanted her? No, Evans, he thought. You both have a lot to work through. Then he remembered the flashes. Yeah thats what I need to talk to her about.
Liz sat there in the Jeep staring out onto the trees passing by. Oh My God, she thought. I can't believe I just said Id love to ride him. Where did that come from? I mean to say catch a ride, not ride...Oh my God, he must think I am a total idiot, he must think.....Liz's thoughts suddenly he broke when she heard Max's voice.
"What was that?" Liz said glancing over to him. "Oh, I just said that um we needed to talk." Max said glancing back to the road.
"Yeah, about last night Max, I don't think...I don't think that that should have happened. I still think it would be best if we go to the prom as friends. If you still want to go," Liz said. Max let her finish and his heart sank a little. No Evans, he thought. You are not going to let this girl, the love of his life, go again. Max pulled over to the side of the road.
"Max what are you doing?" Liz asked wondering what he was thinking about. Max started.."Liz, Last night should have happened. It should have a long time ago."
"Max...I.." Liz said closing her eyes.
"Liz, you are the love of my life and I am not gonna let you go so easily, I love you and nothing is ever going to change that, not Tess, not Kyle, not even my destiny because my destiny is you."
Max turned her chin so she was facing him again to cupped her face and he kissed her. Suddenly he got flashes once again.
Flashes of Liz crying again with his future self.
"You are the love of my life...Do you know how hard it was for me to tell him that I wouldn't die for him.."
Then Max heard his older self say..."You have to make me fall out of love with you...everyone's life depends on it.."
The kiss broke. A hundred thoughts went through Max's head. Oh My God, he thought. He had to ask her about the things he had just seen. But not now...at prom. He looked over to Liz and she was on the brink of tears.
"Oh Liz, Im sorry I...I..just love you so much and my life without you has been absolute torture," "Max, I love you too...I just need a little time to think things through okay?" Liz said turning away. She did not need him to see her cry right now. Max took her chin in his hand and turned her towards him again. He wiped away the single tear that fell and said, "Take as much time as you need. I'm not going anywhere." Liz nodded her head.
They drove the rest of the way in silence. "Liz are we still going to..." Max was cut off by Liz saying "Yes Max, I still want to go with you to prom," he watched her give a little smile and walk into the crashdown.
He knew tommorrow night at prom he would somehow get to the bottom of things and then maybe he would have her back...for good.
Part 4 A
It was Prom night finally. Liz stood in front of her mirror putting the final touches on her make up. "Liz, I love that color of lipstick! Oooh let me see it,"
Maria grabbed the peach cherry lipstick and put some on. "So what do you think?" Maria said as she puckered her lips. Liz laughed. "Yeah it looks good Maria, oh and it is the longlasting kind so it wont rub off from a lot of kissing!" Liz smiled and Maria laughed. "Well, chiquita, I am gonna go on downstairs. I promised Alex I would help him with his tie before Isabel got here." Liz watched Maria walk out the door.
She looked at herself in the mirror. I hope Max likes this dress. Liz loved this dress. it was dark blue with thin straps and long and flowing. It kinda had a silky texture to it. Then her thoughts turned back to Max.
'He told me he loved me.
He told me that I was his destiny.
He told me that he would not give me up.
He is amazing and God how I wish I could be with him, Liz thought as she teared up. No Parker, get ahold of yourself, you've accepted that you and Max cannot be together for it will cause too much pain. '
Liz knew she had not accepted it. She never truly would. She loved Max and her heart broke every time she couldn't hold him in her arms or when she saw him with Tess. Tess, she was the one who seemed to be "oh so important" here. She was the one who couldn't handle Max being with someone else and had to leave Roswell only to cause distruction. She should be the one to pay, not me, Liz thought as she turned off her bathroom light.
Liz walked down the stairs and out the Crashdown door. Max. There he was. He had a bouquet of white roses. White roses. That is what she must have saw the flashes for.
Max stood there in awe of the sight before him. Liz took his breath away. She stood there in an amazing dress, her hair put up beautifully. She just ...looks....amazing, he thought. But, there was a hint of sadness on her face.
Max walked over to Liz and they stared at eachother for a moment. They looked into eachother's eyes like there was no one in the world but them. For a moment, the pain that the last half year had brought seem to just fade away and nothing was there except the love and disire that they have for one another.
Finally the silence was broken. "God Liz, you are absolutely breathtaking," Max said smiling and not once taking his eyes off of her. "Thank you Max, you look great yourself," Liz said smiling slightly looking away.
"For you my lady," Max said grinning and handing her the white roses. Liz took them and smelled the sweet fragrance they held.
"Thank you Max. You remembered I love white roses," Liz said remembering how he changed the red roses to night the night Future Max came and changed their life. "Liz, I remember everthing about you," Max said brushing a strand of hair around her face. He put a corsage of made of a white rose and red ribbon on her wrist. "Thanks," she said finally looking into his eyes again.
"Hey you two," Alex said coming over and smiling. "Okay, do I spy a photo op here anyone?" Alex laughed and handed a disposable camera to Michael. "What do I look like here? I am not your personal photographer Alex. You have been making me take pictures of you and Isabel the whole time we have been...." "Micheal, hush," Maria said lightly kissing him. "I just think that we need a big group photo here, ya know?" Alex said grinning. Liz could tell he was really happy to be taking Isabel to prom. It seems that they have been getting close again and she hoped that this time things would work out.
The group smiled for another group picture. Max held Liz's hand tightly in case she tried to pull away from him again. He would somehow show her how much he loves her and find out about the flashes he saw. One thing he knew is that Liz did not sleep with Kyle and was hiding something. He could feel it in the flashes. The pain and the lonliness she felt and how much she loved him back.
As they headed for outside to the Limo, Max pulled Liz to the side and started whispering in her ear.
"I know that I said I would give you time for an answer Liz, but I can't just stand here and not hold you. Not feel you in my arms. Not kiss you," he said lightly kissing her earlobe.
"Max, I know how you feel but I just need a little more...." "time, I know. We have had too much time apart and I hope that your decision will mean us spending more time together," Max said as he grazed her cheek with his hand. "Let's just go dance," Liz said smiling. She didn't know what her answer would exactly be yet, but all she knew what that this night would change everything somehow.
Kyle had chosen to drive him and Tess to prom in case they wanted to leave early so Max and Liz, Maria and Michael, and Isabel and Alex all got into the Limo and made their way to prom.
Your Heart and Mine
Max took Liz's hand as she stepped out of the limo. They were the last to get out. Her heel caught on her dress and Liz started to fall. Max caught her in his arms. "You always seem to be there when I fall," Liz said letting out a little laugh. Max sighed. "And I always will be," he said as he kissed her hand.
They went inside the gym. The way he looked into her eyes and talked softly to her almost made her melt. Liz continued to look at Max as they walked into the gym and then looked at the many people staring at them. "Max, everyone's staring. I guess they think we are back together huh?" Liz said half smiling. Max turned around and smiled at her, ignoring that she said that everyone "thought" they were back together. "No, they are staring because the most beautiful girl in the world just walked into the room." Liz laughed and joked, "Really? who?"
"Well, she's standing right in front of me," Max said and took her hand again leading her to the dance floor. It was a fast song. Maria and Michael were by the food table and Liz laughed at how Maria was rolling her eyes while Michael kept drinking punch. Isabel and Alex were in line for pictures socializing with some other kids at their school.
Liz started to turn around when a slow song came on. Max grabbed her arm and spun her back to him. "Come on, I like this song," Max said holding her closer. Liz started.."I was just gonna go see Ma...." "Maria is fine Liz," he said as he pointed to Maria and Micheal dancing fixing to kiss. "Oh.." Liz said smiling. They danced to "Everything" by Lifehouse.
Find me here
speak to me
I want to feel you
I need to hear you
You are the light
that is leading me
To the place where
I find peace again
You are the strength
that keeps me walking
You are the hope
that keeps me trusting
You are the life
to my soul
You are my purpose
You are Everything
And how can I
stand here with you
And not be moved by you?
Would you tell me
how could it be
Any better than this?
You calm the storms
and You give me rest
You hold me in your hands
You wont let me fall
You still my heart
and you take my breath away
Would you take me in
Would you take me deeper now
'cause you're all I want
You are all I need
You are Everything
The song was over and Liz looked up at Max. "Liz, you know why I like that song so much?" he said tracing his finger across her eyebrow. Liz didn't say anything but kept her eyes locked on his.
"It describes everything I feel for you," he said and he swooped down and kissed her softly. He got a flash of Liz and the older version of himself dancing and he knew what he had to do. Liz looked back up at him. All she could say was his name and it was the sweetest sound to Max's ears. The sound of his name coming from the girl he loved.
. . . . .
Tess danced with Kyle. "Tess, this does seem kinda weird right? Or maybe it's just...me?" Kyle said looking everywhere but Tess's face. Tess smiled. "Yeah Kyle, it does. I feel like your a...a.."brother to you?" Kyle said, cutting Tess off and finally looking at her face. "Yeah," Tess said. They stood there for a moment in awkwardness. "You want some punch?" Kyle said looking for a reason to bail.
"Um yeah, punch would be great," Tess said nodding her head.
Max stood over by his table waiting for Liz to come back. Tess saw him and walked over to him. "Hey Max. Where's Liz?" Tess asked. "She went to the bathroom," Max said looking towards the hallway door.
"Oh, so are you and Liz...back together?" Tess said looking at him with a strike of anger in her face. Max started to tell her yes, but then something crossed his mind. He could sense something in the vision that he got from Liz that told him to be nice to Tess...and to be cautious. "Um we are just here as friends, Tess," Max lied.
"Oh, well then, wanna dance?" Tess asked stepping in front of him. Max hesitated. He did not want to dance with her but didn't want to be mean so he accepted.
It was kinda an upbeat short song and Max was glad. He did not want Liz to see him dancing with Tess so he kept looking over at the doors to the hallway. "So I think that Liz has finally accepted our destiny, Max," Tess said over the loud music. Max started to give her the big speech on "we make our own destinies" but something stopped him. "Um...I guess," Max said lying again. Max was glad the song was over and Tess turned around and saw Kyle coming towards her. Max was instantly gone back over to wait for Liz but Tess still thought to herself. 'He will be mine.'
Liz was over in the corner talking to Maria and Isabel. Max saw her and hoped she didn't see him go over to the D.J. and tell him something. He walked over to her and she smiled, saying "Hey, where'd you go?" "Just around and waiting for the next slow song," he said. They talked to Isabel, Alex, Maria, and Michael and then Liz heard it.
"I Shall Believe" came on.
Liz immediately jerked her head and looked at Max. "Come on, let's dance," Max said taking her hand. His face looked serious. "Max..I..can't" Liz choked out but she was already on the dance floor in his arms.
"Liz, I saw some things. I saw you dancing with an older version of myelf and this song popped in my mind. Why?" he said pulling her closer.
Liz's eyes filled up with tears "I have...to..go Max," she said starting to whimper and she ran out of the gym. Max immediately started to follow....
Your Heart and Mine
Max found Liz sitting on a bench in outside the gym. She was crying. Max sat down to next to her and took her hand.
"Max you weren't supposed to see that. You're not supposed to find out," she said still looking away from him. He took her chin and slightly turned her face towards him. He wiped a tear away from her cheek. "Liz, you can tell me anything. It doesn't matter what it is. I just need to know the truth," He said almost in a whisper moving closer to her. She lifted her head and looked at him. He put his forehead to hers and smiled. She saw the look of concern in his eyes and she knew that she had to tell him. This was the boy that she loved. That she always will love. "Max I..," She caught her breath and stroked his face with the back of her hand. His kissed it and nodded for her to go on. "The night you found me and Kyle...it wasn't true. We didn't sleep together," She said. Max sighed and a wave of relief came over him. He knew that she couldn't have by her visions but to hear her say it made him shudder with relief.
Max nodded slightly and told her to go on.
"A future version of yourself came to me Max. You...He..told me that I had to make you fall out of love with me because our love....it caused the end of the world Max," she said slightly whimpering. Max held her gaze. "What? Liz...how?" Max said taking her hand in his," he knew she had done something to protect him but nothing this big he thought.
"You see, the night of the Gomez concert..we..we cemented things Max. We made love," Max felt his breath catch in his throat. "After that, we weren't exactly nice to Tess and she left Roswell. The three of you needed her to battle your enemies and she wasn't there.
Because you and me were together," Liz sighed and started to look away.
Max cupped her cheek softly in his hand. "I had to give you that speech to make you stop loving me. When that didn't work..I had to make it look like Kyle and I were together. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life," Liz cupped her hand around Max's and he leaned in and kissed her.
"Liz, it didn't work. I could never fall out of love with you. You are part of my heart. Part of my soul and I will never let you go again. I should have known Liz. I should have trusted you. I knew somewhere deep in my heart that you could never do that to me," he pulled away from her a little and put her hand to his chest. You own me Liz." Liz smiled.
"What about I shall believe? Why did I feel that song so stongly?" he asked her.
"Oh, Max..we got married..in vegas and that was our song. We danced to it the night of our wedding. After you saw...what you saw that night..me and future you danced to it and then you...he disappeard."
Max sat there for a moment and let it all sink in. He and Liz got married in the future. His biggest dream of all had come true he thought. "Liz, We will find a way to make Tess stay. We are friends now. We won't let her leave. We will break it to her gently that me and you are together and she will understand. Liz, I love you and nothing will ever come between us," Max said standing up taking her hand and pulling her up with him. Liz nodded and smiled.
"It has been absolute torture keeping this from..." Liz started and Max kissed her cutting her off. "Shhhh baby, it's in the past. Dance with me...here," he said as a beautiful slow song came on. Liz nodded and moved closer to him. He held her hand to his chesed and put his arm around her and they started dancing there outside the gym.
is easy to do
The things that you wanted
I brought them for you
You know who I am
You know I can't let you
slide through my hands
Couldn't drag me away
Couldn't drag me away...
Liz looked up at Max and smiled. "I love you," she said and he rested his cheek on top of her head. "I love you too," he said smiling and they continued to dance..
I watched you suffer
a dull, aching pain
Now you decided
to show me the same
No sweeping exits
Or off-stage lines
Can make me feel bitter
or treat you unkind
And wild horses
couldn't drag me away
Wild Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away....
"Max, do you think that mine and yours future will be the same. You know, without the world ending and all the pain?" Liz said resting her head on his upper chest. "Liz, I have a feeling that we will have a great future no matter what," Max said. And they continued dancing.
Faith has been broken
Tears must be cried
Let's do some living
After we die...
Couldn't drag me away
Wild, Wild horses
Couldn't drag me away
Wild Wild horses
We'll ride them someday
Wild Wild horses
We'll ride them someday...
They stopped dancing and he looked down at her with so much love. He loved her even more now than he ever thought it was possible to love someone. He leaned down and kissed her for a long tender kiss.
. . . .
Tess came out of the gym and saw them there kissing. "Damn, that bitch will not take him away from me," she said under her breath as she ran out of the school without Max and Liz seeing her. "She will pay," Tess said with anger.
. . . .
Max took Liz's hand and they walked out of the school with Liz's head resting on his shoulder.
Your Heart And Mine
Liz and Max went inside the Crashdown laughing. It felt good for the two of them to be together there, alone and laughing once again. The limo had dropped them off at the Crashdown and then was on its way to pick up the others which were meeting them back there at the the resturant. They wanted some time alone though so they came back early. Liz put the keys on a table near the counter and smiled as she felt Max's arms around her waist and his chin resting on her shoulder. "This night was great, wasn't it?" Max said as he kissed her neck lightly. Liz gave a little sigh and turned around to him. "Yeah, it was," she said giving a little smile and Max could see a little bit of sadness in her eyes. "Whats wrong?" He said bending back and down a litte as he looked into her eyes and cupped his hand around her face.
"It's just that I hated keeping this from you Max. But I..I thought that what was best. I thought if we were together then it would mean disasters for others. And it still could heppen Max," Liz said looking down. "Hey," Max started in a soothing whisper, "Being with you could never mean disaster Liz. It was Tess. Not our love that caused the hurt and pain in this other world. We will figure something out And plus, things have changed. I think Tess is finally feeling accepted and I dont think she would leave now,"
Max kissed her forhead and pulled her into his arms again. "Max, what are you going to tell the others?" Liz asked still wrapped in his embrace. "I will tell them the basics, like about our enemies and how the four of us are stronger together...but I think that I am going to keep some stuff private," Max said giving her a little smile. Liz knew that she wanted to keep some thing between her and Max as well.
They walked through the door leading into Liz's apartment and she took Max's hand.
"My parents are going to be home real late," Liz said looking at the clock that read 10:00. "Oh," Max said as he sighed a little. "Do you want to come up for a bit while we wait on the other?" Liz said as she glanced up at Max. "Sure," he said and let her lead the way. When they got to her room both of them felt a little nervous. Liz went to her mirror and took her earrings out. Max stepped up behind her and pulled her against his chest. She looked at him through the mirror smiling.
"Liz, this is how it should always be. You in my arms," She turned around and brushed a hair off his forehead. He swept down and their lips touched. Liz opened her mouth to let Max's tongue enter. His tongue danced with hers and he gave out a little groan in the back of his throat, almost silent. He had missed this. So had she. His hands slid up her sides and then to her back. Liz whimpered a little feeling like putty in his hands. His tongue stroked hers gently and slowly savoring the moment and the taste of their mouths to one another. It was then that they noticed that they had inched their way closer to her bed.
When the back of Liz's legs felt the end of her bed slightly she pulled back a little and slowly opened her eyes looking up at the one she loved with true love and desire that was obviously reflected in her eyes. "Max...," Liz said quietly and he searched her eyes. "I know. I know baby, it's too soon. For both of us actually." Liz nodded and smiled. She kissed him lightly again and put her hand to the back of his head playing with his hair a little in the back. "We should probably get downstairs before they arrive," she said moaning a little. She wished that she could stay here with Max in her arms alone. Max finally broke their gaze and took her hand leading her back downstairs.
As soon as they were through the door back into the Crashdown, they saw their friends at a booth laughing. Maria looked up and saw them holding hands and smiled. "Well, Well, looks like you two had an um eventful evening," Maria said standing up.
Liz gave Maria a smile and a look that said, "we'll talk later' and Maria winked at her. Max slid in a booth and Liz slid next to him. Kyle was on a stool by the counter, Maria and Michael was across from Max and Liz and Alex and Isabel was at a table across from them. "Where's Tess?" Max said looking at Kyle. "Beats me, I havent seen her since she danced with you." Kyle said, shrugging. Liz's head jerked back to look at Max. "We danced, to a fast song, while you were in the bathroom," Max said quickly as he squeezed her hand and Liz sighed knowing they had danced just as friends. She still did not trust Tess but she knew that they had to be nice to her.
About half an hour passed as Max explained the things that Liz had told him leaving out the things that were intimate between he and Liz. Liz had then explained how Future Max used the granolith to come back and other things that he had told her. Kyle was the first to speak."So that is why you had act as if we slept together. And her I thought it was just to piss Evans off, Kyle said sitting down in a chair next to Alex. Liz nodded and blushed a little.
"Well, we need to tell Tess as soon as possible," Isabel said as she stood up. "Tommorrow," Micheal said as he stood up as well. Maria hugged Liz because she knew how hard it was for her to tell Max. "Call me tommorrow?" Maria said as Liz stood up. she nodded and watched her friends leave. Max stepped in front of Liz. "I have to uh drive Alex home so.." Liz sighed as she nodded. Max hugged her and slowly lowered his mouth to hers.
They kissed a sweet tender kiss and was interupted by Isabel blowing the horn outside. Max kept her gaze on Liz as he shouted "Coming!" to Isabel. He smiled and kissed her hand. "I'll see you tommorrow." Liz smiled. "I love you" she whispered and he kissed her forehead. "Love you too." Isabel beeped the horn again. Max rolled his eyes. "I'd better go before she wakes everyone up." He kissed her again before he went out the door. She didn't leave the open door until the jeep was out of sigh. She sighed and went back upstairs knowing she had her true love back.
. . . .
Tess watched behind the alley of the hardware store and saw Max leave. "Tommorrow. She will get her payback tommorrow." She said and walked off into the darkness of the night back to her temporary home at the Valenti's.
Your Heart and Mine
"I'mmmmm liike a biiird I looong to fllyyy awaaaay," Liz sang in the shower the next morning. It was the day after prom and she was in a very happy mood. She and Max were back together. Liz continued to sing in the shower and move her neck back and forth moving to the music from her bathroom radio. Suddenly she heard laughing. Liz turned around and saw her mom standing there holding her hand to her mouth with her thumb under her chin and index finger to her mouth trying not to laugh any more thatn she already had. "Um What is it mom?" Liz said embarrassed but grinning.
"Oh honey, I need you and Maria to go to Hondo again to pick up some things for the cafe." Nancy said turning off the radio getting a towel and handing it to Liz.
"Mom. It's our day off though," Liz said rolling her eyes and stepping out of the shower. "Yeah I know sweetie but your dad needs those new chairs and things for the cafe. I will give you guys off tommorrow okay?" Nancy said walking out of the bathroom. "I have already called Maria and she is on her way."But I was supposed to..." Liz stopped herself because she knew it was useless. Liz was supposed to spend the day with Max. Nancy walked out of Liz's room and went back downstairs.
Liz sat on the bed and picked up the phone. She sooo did not want to do this.
"Hey Max." "Hey!" she heard on the other end. "Max, I know how we were going to spend the day together but my parents are forcing me and Maria to go to Hondo and pick up some things." Liz said waiting for his reaction. "Oh.." she heard him say.
"Are you mad?" Liz questioned. "Liz, I could never be mad at you. I understand," he said in a sweet voice. She loved how he seemed to understand eveything. "Well, I am off tommorrow," Liz said in a hopeful voice. "Well tommorrow it is then," Max said sighing. He couldn't wait to spend the day with her.
Maria walked in, shut Liz's bedroom door and plopped down on her bed. She had stayed up until 3:30 talking to Liz about her and Max's "reunion." Maria was happy that her best friend was finally happy once again. She rolled her eyes as she heard Liz on the phone obviously talking to Max. "Okay Max. Love you too. Bye. uh-huh. okay. yeah. see you then. okay. reaaally? that should be good. okay. bye." Liz smiled and looked at Maria's goofy look. "Oh What?" Liz said smiling. "You and Max are gonna be one of those "no you hang up, no you hang up first" couples arent' you?" Maria said laughing. Liz threw a pillow at her and then finished getting ready.
. . . .
Max went over to Michaels for the rest of the day. He was bummed that he couldn't be with Liz today but at least he could have her all day tommorrow. He walked in and shut the door and sat down next to Michael watching a baseball game on the couch.
"So, you and Liz back together huh?" Michael said handing him a coke. "Yeah. I am so glad to have her back. It has been absolute torture without her," Max said sighing and smiling when he thought about last night. "Have you told Tess yet?" Michael asked. "No, Isabel is coming over later and gonna bring Tess, if that's ok," Max said. Michael continued to watch the ballgame. "Yeah that's fine. I just hope she takes you and Liz getting back together well." "Michael, I am sure she will. She knows we are just friends."
. . . .
Isabel and Tess got at Michael's around eight o'clock. "Think it took you long enough to get here?" Michael said trying to act annoyed. Isabel rolled her eyes.
"We went shopping," Tess said shrugging her shoulders and smiling. Isabel had decided to be a lot nicer to Tess after she found out about the whole "end of the world" thing and thought shopping would be good for Tess and her. "So, what is this meeting about?" Tess said as she sat on a stool next to Michael's counter.
Max explained everything slowly to Tess.
First he told her how Future Max came to Liz and told her about herself leaving because of them not being so great to her. Because of him. He left out the part of him and Liz being together till last.
"Tess, how do you feel about all of this?" Isabel asked. "It's ok ya know? I am not going anywhere so you dont have to worry. I am just sorry that what happened in this "other world" was my fault." Tess said frowning. "And you and Liz, Max, that is um great," she said lying. "Thank you," Max said smiling. "Uh Listen, I gotta go, I promised Kyle and Jim that I would fix dinner tonight and I wanna get there before it starts storming real bad," Tess said, lying through her teeth again. "Well okay, see you Monday or tommorrow I guess," Isabel said handing her the shopping bags that were hers. "Yeah," Tess nodded and went out the door thinking about her plan.
. . . .
The sun had just set and a rumble of thunder echoed through the air as Maria and Liz were on their way back to Roswell.
"So, when are you guys planning on getting a little more clo-ser," Maria smiled and looked over at Liz. "Maria, I told you. Max and I are not ready for that yet," Liz said smiling and rolling her eyes. "I know I know but you cant say you havent thought about it, I mean come on! You guys were so close that time last year and if I hadn't had walked in..." "Maria a lot have changed since then ya know?" Maria looked over at Liz. Liz shook her head a little playfully. "Ok of course I thought about it. I mean who wouldn't? He has got an incredible body and when his arms are around me, it just feels like we are the only two people on earth," Liz sighed and smiled. Maria giggled. "Well it looks like you two will be ready before long." Liz laughed and they passed the Welcome to Roswell sign.
"I bet that I have time to go see Max," Liz said smiling over at Maria. Okay girl, you can drop me off at my house and go see him but I do need the car back tonight," Maria said smiling. "I know. Maria you are the best!" Liz said and they pulled into Maria's driveway. "Be careful, it looks like it is gonna come a big storm okay?" Maria said getting out and tossing the keys to Liz. "Thank you Maria." Liz hugged her best friend and watched her go inside when she got in the car. She had to go to the Crashdown first and deliver the things her dad needed and then she would be on her way to Max's.
Liz parked the Jetta across the street and went inside the Crashdown with the big box in her arms. "Let me carry that for you honey," Jeff said as his daughter entered the cafe. They went inside and into the back room. A waiting Tess came from around the building and went over to the car. She put her hand on the side of the car concentrating on the inside so she could see the brake lines in her mind and then cutting through them. She looked around and then left. "They wont be together long," she said smiling and walked off. Alex watched Tess put her hand on the car and leave. He thought this was strange. He went inside the Crashdown to tell Liz what he saw. He didnt know she had came from the back door of the resturant and around to the car.
Liz ran to the the car and started to speed down the street. She wanted to get out of the upcoming storm and smiled at the fact that she would see Max in a couple of minutes. She turned on the radio to blast out the loud rumbles of thunder and heard "Deep Inside of You." That was the song that they danced to on their first date. Liz turned it up. A cuve was ahead and she put on her brakes only they didn't work. THEY DIDN'T WORK! A wave of panic came over Liz and she didn't turn fast enough and put her arms of shielding herself as the jetta slammed into a tree.
Max left Michaels after putting the Jeep's top on and started down the road to his house. It thundered really loud and he could tell a big storm was coming. He turned on the radio to drown out the sound of the loud rumbles.
He smiled as he heard "Deep Inside of You" just ending on the radio. He smiled when he thought about the night of their first date. Suddenly it started pouring down rain and he could barely see the road anymore. Suddenly he saw something. A car. A car ran into a tree. "OH MY GOD!! THATS MARIA'S CAR!!" he said panicing and practically jumping out of the jeep. He ran over to the car.
Then he saw her.
She was slumped over on the steering wheel.
"LIZ!! LIZ!!" he shouted.
The rain was pounding down on him but he didn't care. He had to get her out of there. He pulled her out of the Jetta. Oh God! there was so much blood. He slumped down and held her and put felt her pulse. It was so weak. All he could say was "Liz! Liz! He put his hand to her chest and tried to get in. He couldn't. WHY CANT I GET IN?! he thought. A thought crossed his mind making him think that she was too far gone for him to get in. No, he would not let her die! He pulled his jacket up over his head to try to keep her from gettin too wet.
Suddenly a car pulled up and a man got out "CALL 911!" Max shouted. The man put his hand over his eyes. The man nodded and ran back to his car and got his cell. Max just held Liz back and forth still trying to get a connection to keep her from slipping further away from him. He sat there on the ground crying as the Thundered roared, lightning flashed all around him and rain poured down on them. "Hang on Baby, just hang on" Max kept saying.
TBC I will post part 8 and part 9 in the
next couple of days....
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