posted on 3-May-2002 11:13:24 PM by fallenpixie
Okay, so this was just a random idea I got one night...and I had to write it down. Tell me what you think. I've never actually written anything NC-17 before, so feedback is much appreciated!

Big thanks to Gabe for this amazing banner he made for me. I absolutely love it!


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Author: fallenpixie
Rating: NC-17
Category: AU M&L, with some of the other CC's thrown in when it fits.
Summary: Max is king of Antar and gets a present from a neighboring planet that he hadn't been expecting. Max already fought a war with Khivar who was trying to take over the planets in the V constellation, and he and his allies won. Now he finds out what he won.
Author's Note: Be warned, there are some issues in the beginning of this story that some people might consider rape, so be warned now.


Faithful Servant

Part 1

“My lord, please receive my planet’s thank you for your assistance against Khivar. My king would like to present you with this.” Max sat back as the man before him, a representative of the planet Shadron, presented him with yet another gift.

Antar and Shadron had been allies in the recent war against Khivar and the planet Cordova. The war was over, and the royal line of Cordova was restored to its rightful family. Michael was now ruling there, as he should have been after his father’s death five years before.

Max watched as another man came through the doors carrying a golden chain. But what caught Max’s attention most was what was on the end of the chain. She was beautiful. Dark long silky hair, she would be short compared to him, and petite. She walked submissively forth, bare feet, at the end of the chain. She had on a simple thin, almost translucent, gold gown that didn’t leave much of her figure to his imagination. Her face was bowed so that her hair blocked her features from his searching gaze.

Max was shocked that the king of Shadron would give him a woman…practically a girl still, as a thank you. Max was now twenty five, and had yet to marry. He knew he needed an heir, but that had not been of importance. The war had taken all of his attention for five years, only now could he devote time to his…pleasures.

“Tell your king he is welcome for the assistance. Khivar had no right to do as he did. Antar will always be ready to help protect a neighboring planet from tyrants.”

“Thank you my lord,” the man bowed again, and took the chain from the hands of the servant who lead her in. He pulled on the chain a little to start her moving and handed it over to Max with a bow. Max took the chain in his hand, again looking at the girl. She didn’t move a muscle, just stopped when the chain was no longer being pulled. He noticed she remained as far away as she could.

“Tallie,” Max motioned the young woman forward who was in uniform against the wall. “Please, escort her to my quarters. Make sure she is comfortable. If she wants anything, get it,” he instructed. Tallie, he knew would take care of her. They had been friends since childhood; she had always wanted to be in the guard, and he had seen that she got her opportunity, not that she couldn’t have done it on her own. But Max’s father hadn’t made it easy for women to get into the royal guard. Max had already begun to change that.

“Yes your highness,” Tallie smirked at him before taking the chain from his hands and walking the girl out of the room.

Max watched them leave, then turned his attention back to his advisor, Alex.

“What do we have next, Alex?”

“There has been a land dispute on the far side of lake Tryda. Both sides wish for your advice and council.”

“Very well, bring them forward…” Max sat back as he had to listen to the disputes of his people. But he liked being involved in what was happening outside the palace walls. He wasn’t a king who ruled by voice and decree. He walked among his fellow Antarians every chance he got. He brought them into the palace to settle their disputes, to talk to them without order or decree. It was what his father had taught him to do, and what he knew he would teach his own children some day. It wasn’t right to direct other people’s lives with the flip of a coin or a royal decree. It was a responsibility that Max has always held a high respect for.

** ** **

By the time the royal council had ended, Max was exhausted. He had talked with many people, helped solve many problems, and he was happy that he could be of assistance, but sometimes he wondered why they couldn’t fix their problems on their own.

“Goodnight Alex,” Max spoke to his friend as he stopped in front of the door leading to Alex’s chambers.

“Goodnight brother,” Alex laughed with a twinkle in his eyes.

“Tell my sister that if she doesn’t have that baby soon, everyone’s going to miss her greatly.”

“Yeah, why don’t you tell her that? She’ll probably yell at me cause I made her fat!” Alex laughed. He loved his wife, but at the moment, she was ready to burst with their baby, and her emotions were so unpredictable he never knew what to expect next.

“See you at breakfast,” Max laughed as he continued down the hall and around the corridor until he finally reached his own chambers.

The door squeaked open and the distinct smell of strawberries wafted out. Curious.

Max turned on the light and then he saw her, asleep on the large pillow on the floor at the foot of the bed. Why hadn’t she lain on the bed? There she was lying on the floor when the bed beside her was huge, and at least he thought it looked very inviting.

He had nearly forgotten about her. How he could he wasn’t quite sure. She was so beautiful. He could see her face now. She had ruby red lips and a small little nose. The golden collar was still around her neck, chain still attached. Why hadn’t Tallie taken it off of her?

Silently Max walked up to her and unhooked the chain from her collar. Then he lifted her up into his arms and placed her on one side of the bed. Now that he could get at the clasp of the collar he took that off of her as well, and placed it on the table beside the bed.

He watched as she continued to sleep, and he pulled the silk sheets over her. He decided against undressing her, not knowing how she might react to that.

With one last look he turned and walked into the ensuite. A shower…that’s just what he needed after a long day sitting on the throne.

The water was warm and was just what he needed. The muscles in his shoulders were all tense. That always happened after sitting on the throne all day. Thank goodness tomorrow he would get to go out of the palace walls. He’d walk the streets of the capital…and relax.

Soon his thoughts returned to the girl currently sleeping in his bed. She was gorgeous. Far prettier than the girls he’d had the last few years. They had all been blonds…not that he had anything against blonds, his sisters were both blond, but they just weren’t for him.

He found her dark hair and tanned golden skin very appealing. He wanted to see her eyes. Her hair had hidden them from him in the throne room, and now she was asleep. He could just picture her face, large dark eyes, dark brown to match her hair.

Max growled in frustration and turned the shower to cold as he felt his body harden at just the thoughts of her. He wouldn’t attack her. No, he would let her sleep. She had probably had a long day of traveling, and who knew what the men bringing her had subjected her to on the journey. He’d heard many things over the years.

No, he would let her rest tonight, and so would he. Tomorrow they would get to know one another.

Clad in his black silk boxers Max made his way to the empty side of his bed and got comfortable. His bed already smelled of sweet strawberries, just like her, and he never wanted that to change. This would definitely be fun.

TBC...


Okay, I know I didn't get to the NC-17 stuff quite yet, but don't worry, its coming soon...I promise!

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posted on 4-May-2002 10:54:06 PM by fallenpixie
AN - I was so surprised by all the feedback I got, thank you guys so much! A lot of you were wondering if Max is a virgin, no he's not. He's seen his fair share of women between battles and such.


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Part 2

Max woke up early the next morning to find the girl curled up at his side, still fast asleep. A smile crossed his features. Her hand splayed across his chest, her head in the crook of his arm. He had no idea when that had happened, but he certainly wasn’t complaining.

Reluctantly he released himself from her grasp and went to get dressed, but found he needed another cold shower first. Soon, he wouldn’t need it, but for now it would have to do.

As Max walked down the corridors of the palace he heard a scream coming from Alex and Isabel’s quarters. ‘Must be time for the baby,’ he thought. Isabel was very pregnant and expecting any day now. Not to mention the fact that she was grumpy because she hadn’t been in company with many people in the last month. Max and Alex wouldn’t let her out of the palace on the off chance that anything were to happen to her and the baby. She just couldn’t wait to be done with the pregnancy and be able to see her feet again. That was her biggest complaint, she felt like a whale, she claimed.

Max shook his head as he continued past their door. He’d find out soon enough. Alex would come find him right away after the baby was born. It was a little girl, they already knew. And Isabel wanted to call her Aurora Calliandra, and Alex would go along with anything Isabel wanted. Calliandra had been the name of Alex’s sister, the one that had died when he was ten. Isabel knew how much his sister had meant to Alex, and she thought it was a beautiful name for their child.

Max had breakfast alone, and when he was done, Alex came through the doors to announce his daughter’s birth.

“Congratulations, Alex! I’m happy for you two. How’s Izzie?” Max gave Alex a hug.

“She’s much better now that it’s over,” he laughed.

“Why don’t you take the day off and stay with them? I’ll be fine on my own.”

“Are you sure Max?”

“Of course. But I’ll stop in and see them in a little bit before I go out if that’s okay.”

“Of course, you know you’re always welcome…okay, well not always, but you know what I mean.”

“Yeah. See you in a bit,” Max nodded, shaking his head at Alex. The guy was odd, but perfect for his sister. They were quite the pair.

As Max walked out of the dining hall he found just the person he was looking for.

“Tallie!” he called to his friend.

“Yes your highness?” she asked in her soldier voice.

“Cut it Tallie. I’m not giving you orders.”

“So what’s up Max?”

“Much better. I just want you to keep an eye on the girl today.” They walked together toward the library.

“The girl? She doesn’t have a name?” Tallie couldn’t believe it. He’d spent the night with the girl and didn’t even know her name? That wasn’t like Max at all.

“I don’t know. But that’s beside the point. Just bring her some breakfast and then get a seamstress in here to get her fitted for some clothes or something, she doesn’t have anything else. Then just keep her company, okay?”

“Okay Max. Is that all?”

“Yeah. I’m gonna be out in the city for a while I think. Alex will be here though if you need anything. Izzie had her baby, so I told him to stay.”

“Oh! She did? That’s great.” Tallie was happy for Isabel. They had been friends for a while. At first Isabel had been jealous of Tallie’s relationship with Max, but she got over it and they were all friends.

“Thanks Tallie. Have fun today.” With that, Max was gone.

‘Great!’ Tallie thought to herself. What was she supposed to do now? Just go in there and say hi, wanna be my new best friend? No, somehow she didn’t think that would go over too well.

Last night the girl hadn’t even said a word to her. She brought her to Max’s chambers and showed her around and asked her if she needed anything, but the girl just stood there. So Tallie had left her. Now she had to figure out how to at least get the girl to talk or something. It appeared that Max obviously liked her, since he wanted her to stay, and she was in his quarters.

Well, now or never.

Tallie knocked lightly on the door before opening it. The girl was still asleep…in Max’s bed. But…wait…she still had her gown on? Hmm…that was odd. Since when did Max have a woman in his bed fully clothed?

Tallie sat on the bed at the girl’s side and gently shook her shoulder.

“Hey, are you awake?” she asked softly, not wanting to startle her too much.

The girl mumbled something but Tallie couldn’t make it out. When her eyes opened, she jumped to find herself in the big bed. She knew she hadn’t fallen asleep there.

“Hey, it’s alright,” Tallie soothed. “My name’s Tallie. I’m one of the guards, but I’m also a friend of the royal family. So are you hungry?”

She just stared at Tallie for a while, trying to figure out whether she would be a friend or not. Looking into Tallie’s eyes she finally spoke.

“I’m Elizia, just Liz.”

“Well Liz. Why don’t you take a shower or whatever. The ensuite is over there,” she pointed, “and I’ll go get some breakfast.”

Liz didn’t say anything, just nodded her head.

“Great. I’ll be back in a bit,” Tallie said as she left quickly. That girl was just so odd, too quiet.

Liz took a deep breath as she sat in the bed still. When had she ended up in the bed? She had been too afraid to go near it last night, so she had lain down on the cushion on the floor instead.

And the collar wasn’t on her anymore. Not that she wasn’t thankful. God, why had they felt the need to chain her, she had no idea. And this gown…it was practically see through, and of course they hadn’t given her anything to wear beneath it…

Sighing Liz stood up and walked to the bathroom. A warm shower sounded heavenly right now. And there was no one here, so she would be fine.

** ** **

Twenty minutes later she emerged from the shower with a big fluffy white towel wrapped around her, not knowing what to do. She didn’t really want to put back on what she had been wearing, but she had nothing else.

Tallie was sitting at a small table near a large window when Liz came out.

“Oh, I grabbed some of my clothes for you for now. I figure we’re about the same size. So I hope that’ll work for you. We’ll get you something else later. They’re over there on the bed.”

“Umm…thanks.” Liz padded over to the bed and picked up the clothes and then went back to the bathroom to get dressed.

Jeans. She would get to wear pants…it seemed like forever since she had gotten to wear pants. They were slightly loose, but not much. They were very comfortable though. Suddenly she was thankful for the girl out there, she really wasn’t so bad. It’s not like any of this was her doing.

“Thanks, for the clothes,” Liz said again as she came out of the bathroom dressed. The top was white and had a low V neckline but it looked good on her.

“You’re welcome. Don’t worry about it. But the palace seamstress will be by in a little while to measure you for some clothes of your own. Now, why don’t we eat?”

Liz sat down across from her and just stared at the food. She hadn’t eaten at all yesterday. The fruits looked delicious, and there was jam and bread.

They both started eating in silence, but Tallie couldn’t stand it anymore, she was a rather talkative person.

“So, where are you from Liz?”

“Shadron,” Liz spoke quietly. She didn’t want to think of her home…well it wasn’t really her home now…or why she was here.

“Mmm…so what do you want to do today? The gardens are beautiful here. And there’s a huge library.”

“Whatever you want to do is fine. I don’t want you to feel like I’m taking up your time.”

“Hey, don’t worry about it. I honestly don’t mind. Hanging out with a girl beats being stuck with all the guys when they feel like telling all the dirty jokes…trust me, it’s not a problem,” Tallie laughed.

“Thanks.” A knock at the door interrupted their conversation. Tallie got up to get it and found the seamstress Aliana.

“Hey Ali, come on in,” she told her. She knew practically everyone in the palace on a first name basis. “Aliana, this is Liz. Liz, this is Ali. She’s gonna get some clothes for you, but she has to measure you first.”

“Umm…okay.”

** ** **

It took two hours for Tallie and Ali to finish measuring and poking and prodding Liz with fabrics and pins and tape measures. And she was glad to be able to sit down. She had asked Tallie if she could see the library, so that was where they went.

“Wow…this place is huge.”

“Yeah, well, Max has always loved books. When his father was king, he convinced him to expand this place to what it is now. Max spends a lot of time in here.”

Liz was surprised by that. A king that loved to read? That was new to her. On Shadron the king loved few things, and they consisted of women and alcohol and money. That was it for the most part.

“So what is king Maxwell like?” Liz asked shyly as she walked down a row of books. She was embarrassed to ask, but she felt that Tallie would give her a straight answer and not tell anyone.

“Max is…well he’s really sweet. He has two younger sisters. One lives in the palace and is married to Max’s advisor, and the other is married to one of Max’s best friends, the king of Cordova. I’ve known him since I was seven; he was one of my best friends. He’s done a lot for the people of Antar. He’s made it possible for a woman, like me, to be a guard in the palace, and to do anything. And he doesn’t act like he’s above his people. Today he’s out in the capital just spending the day in the city. He likes to be around the people, talking to them, knowing how they think and feel. I’ve never met anyone like Max before…he’s very special, I guess.”

Liz didn’t know what to say. She’d heard all the stories about how generous and kind the kings of Antar were, but she couldn’t help but wonder how much of that was just myth and legend, and how much was real.

** ** **

“Hey Max!” Tallie called as she saw him walking down the corridor towards her.

“Hey Tallie. How’d it go today?” he was curious.

“Great actually. She’s pretty nice.”

“So…what’s her name?” he wasn’t quite sure why it felt so weird asking her for the girls name.

“You mean Liz? She said her name was Elizia, but just to call her Liz. She’s really pretty sweet. We talked for a while. We talked about you, too. Don’t worry, I didn’t say anything bad,” she winked, giving him her best smile.

“Thanks. So is she in my rooms?” he asked. He had asked Tallie to stay with her all day.

“Actually she’s in the library. I showed it to her earlier, and she was amazed at all the books in there. She told me she was fine, I think she noticed I was kinda bored in there. But I’m sure she’s fine Max.”

“Umm…thanks.” Max was already walking down the hall toward the library to meet this girl, Liz, for himself.

** ** **

Liz was sitting in a soft chair reading a novel when she heard the doors being pushed open. Looking up she expected to see Tallie again, but it wasn’t. It was him. The one they had given her to. King Maxwell.

She bowed her head and pretended to go back to her reading, but she couldn’t. She simply listened as his footsteps came closer and closer.

“Liz?” he asked softly, but she didn’t respond. “Elizia? Tallie told me that’s your name, but she said you liked to be called Liz.”

“Yes.” She finally spoke, but it was so quick Max wasn’t sure if he had imagined it.

“You like reading?” he prompted.

Liz set her book aside since she wasn’t reading it, and ever so slowly she raised her eyes to meet his.

“Yeah. I used to spend a lot of time in my library at home,” she bowed her head again in embarrassment.

“Well you can spend as much time in here as you wish. I read a lot too,” Max smiled at her, but she still wouldn’t look up at him. “Are you hungry? It’s nearly dinner time, and Tallie said you never had lunch.”

“No, we didn’t.”

“Well, why don’t we go get some food then, huh?” Max was now kneeling in front of her and he used his finger to raise her chin so she was looking in his eyes. He smiled reassuringly when her gaze finally met his. “I won’t bite, I promise.”

Standing up he offered her a hand, which she reluctantly took, leaving her book on the arm of the chair.

“Okay,” she whispered.

Max kept her hand wrapped in his as they walked out of the library. He marveled at how petite she was. Compared to his 6 foot 4 inches, she was tiny, maybe 5 foot 4 inches or so, about a foot shorter, that was about right.

Max looked down at the top of her head as they walked down the hall. She was looking at everything around her, everything they passed, just not at him.

** ** **

All during dinner Max found that he would talk, and she would say almost nothing. There were long silences, but they weren’t tense, they were calm.

There was something odd about this girl that he just couldn’t quite place. Why had the king of Shadron given him this girl?

When they had finished eating it got very quiet. Max was just watching the girl in front of him, and she seemed to be doing her best to not look in his direction. She’d look at the chandelier, the windows, and the vases with flowers…everywhere but at him.

“Would you like to go for a walk in the gardens? They are beautiful in the light of the three moons.”

“Umm…sure your highness.”

“Liz, my name is Max,” he told her.

“Okay…Max.”

“That’s better,” Max smiled down at her as he held out his arm for her to take.

They walked out into the gardens and Liz was struck with the beauty of this planet. She had never been to Antar, and when she first got here she had not been able to see much. The hills were a rich emerald green and there were all sorts of flowers of every color that she had never seen before in her life.

The light from Antar’s three moons illuminated the garden in pink, purple, and blue hues.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Liz smiled.

“I’m glad you like it.”

“It’s gorgeous. What makes them those colors?” Liz asked, referring to the moons.

“The vegetation on the moons is primarily those colors. The soil is full of nutrients that give off the colors.”

“Hmm…Shadron didn’t have any moons.”

They continued walking through the flowers and trees, and whenever Liz asked a question, Max took the time to explain whatever it was she wanted to know. He’d never met a girl quite like this dark beauty before him.

When it started getting cold out Max decided it was time to go inside for the night, and they headed back to his room.

Liz was nervous. She didn’t know what this man, this Max would be expecting from her. Technically she was his to do with as he pleased, but he hadn’t been treating her as a piece of property at all. He had been treating her like an equal almost. She wasn’t sure what to make of it. She had heard many stories of what would happen, but it hadn’t turned out anything like that. He must have taken the chain and collar off of her at some point last night, cause she was sure she had it on when she had fallen asleep. But he hadn’t made her put it back on. What did that mean? Did it mean anything?

Max held the door to his quarters open for her and followed her in. Liz wasn’t sure what to do, so she just stood there, head bowed, and waited to see what he would do.

“The seamstress put some clothes for you in the closet over there, you can look at them if you like,” Max motioned to the door on the other side of the wall that lead to the large walk in closet. While she was looking at her new clothes he went into the ensuite.

When he came back out again he was in his silk boxers and Liz didn’t know what to do. She immediately looked at the floor, her cheeks slightly pink.

“You can change in the bathroom if you like,” he told her waiting for a reaction. She just nodded her head numbly and took a nightgown from the closet with her to change into.

The nightgown was short and pink. She wasn’t too sure about how much of her legs it left bare, but there wasn’t anything she could do about that.

When she came out she walked toward the bed and stopped when she saw Max laying down watching her.

“You look beautiful.”

She just stood there; five steps from the bed…frozen in place, not able to move forward, not able to look away from his gaze, frozen.

“Come here Liz,” he called to her. She still didn’t move.

Max stood up from the bed and moved in front of her, never breaking eye contact. Tilting up her chin he leaned down and initiated a kiss, soft so as to not frighten her, but demanding, letting her know just what he wanted and expected to get.

His arm swept down beneath her legs and lifted her into his arms, and soon he had her lying across his bed, just where he wanted her.

He lightly trailed a hand from her face, down her neck, shoulder, arm... It gave Liz the shivers; his touch was so light. Never once did he take his eyes off her until he leant down and took her lips in another kiss, this time letting the passion take over. He kissed her hard, tracing her lips with his tongue until she opened for him and he plundered her mouth.

He took delight in making her head spin. Her moans were lost in his kisses as his roamed over her sides, lifting up the edges of her nightgown. When he pulled back it was to lift the small piece of fabric off her tiny form. He laid her back down on the pillows and gazed down at her beautifully tanned skin. He had been right, she was beautiful.

His penetrating gaze made Liz nervous. She was sure he wouldn’t like what he saw. She just wanted to hide. But when he spoke, she was stunned silent.

“Liz, you are beautiful.” And she could see that he meant it. His eyes said it all. Liz relaxed a little, letting her muscles ease, letting him touch her.

His large hand ran across her stomach, and stopped at her breast. Cupping it in his hand he kneaded it, enjoying the mewling sounds of pleasure escaping her lips. When his thumb lightly brushed her nipple her whole body shook. Max couldn’t get over how responsive she was to his touch.

He kissed her lips once more before leaning down and taking her other nipple in his mouth, loving the little peak with his tongue. He knew how to drive a woman wild, but he felt the need to go slow with Liz, he could take his time for she was his to play with as he chose.

Sucking on her nipple a little harder he pinched the other one between his fingers, making her moans louder. She was near the edge and he had barely touched her yet. Changing sides Max moved his mouth to her other nipple, giving it the same steadfast attention he had given the first one. He wasn’t disappointed, and as he continued, she gasped out her pleasure as she fell over the edge. Max smiled as he kissed his way back up to her mouth, enjoying the kiss a little more now that she was completely relaxed in his arms.

His hands trailed down to her panties and he could feel the wetness through them. Her whole body jolted when his finger lightly grazed the thin wet fabric. Linking his finger around the material he pulled it down her smooth legs and looked at her again, this time her whole body was on display.

Liz’s head was spinning with everything that was happening to her, everything that Max was doing to her.

In a second his boxers were gone too and she was staring at him not knowing what to do next. But that was okay because he took the initiative. He laid down over her, his body practically covering hers. The kiss was fierce and made her forget the confusion that had filled her mind moments before. She was lost in his kiss. His hands explored her body, reaching down separating her legs so he could lie more comfortably between them. She hardly noticed.

His fingers trailed over her slit, up and down a couple times making her writhe beneath him. He loved the feel of her skin squirming against his. When he was sure she was really wet he placed his body at her entrance and slowly entered her.

That was what he didn’t expect…he was stopped, by her barrier. She was a…a virgin? He hadn’t expected that at all…though that would explain why she had been so shy and quiet all day. She knew this was coming but didn’t know what to expect.

“Liz?” Max questioned her, looking in her eyes, not letting her look away. She didn’t say anything, just held his gaze as they lay there together, him pressing at her barrier.

Slowly Max pulled out a little before pushing through it. Her small cry stilled his movements as he waited for her to be alright. Reaching his hand down to her stomach he placed it on her skin and felt the warmth radiating out of it that always came when he used his powers. He kept eye contact with her and didn’t move his hand until he had taken away all of her pain.

“I’m sorry,” he leaned down and whispered in her ear as he stroked her silky hair and began moving within her. Liz still said nothing, just kept Max’s gaze as he slowly made love to her. She held on tight as he made her feel things no one had ever made her feel. He took her to places she couldn’t even imagine. And when she climaxed, she did see stars, and galaxies. She saw Max, saw into his life, his soul. It was like she was a part of him for that instant. And Max was a part of her. Neither had ever experienced anything so amazing.

When his breathing calmed down Max looked at the small girl in his arms. She certainly was something special. Liz was exhausted and he watched as her eyes drifted shut and her breathing evened out.

Getting more comfortable Max rolled onto his back and pulled Liz against his chest as he brought the sheets to rest over them. He would sleep well tonight.


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posted on 29-May-2002 3:22:32 AM by fallenpixie
Okay, I just thought I'd let you all know that I will be continuing this fic, but life happens and I haven't really had the time lately to write much. Thanks for all of the bumps and support urging me to continue this story, it is much appreciated. For awhile I was considering stopping this, but you made me decide to keep going, so thanks!
posted on 17-Jun-2002 1:39:58 PM by fallenpixie
Sorry for the delay but I’ve found more time to do things now that summer is here, and I finally got this part done. More soon hopefully. Thanks for all the encouragement and bumping, I absolutely love it! It helps me to write, it really does. You guys are the best!!! And Isis, that especially means you!

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Part 3
** ** **

When Max woke the next morning Liz was still curled into his side, and his arms held her there in a warm embrace. He smiled down at her dark hair all over his pillows, placing a kiss at the crown of her head.

Last night had been so different than all the other times, all the other girls. No one had ever made him see the stars before. He had seen things…her life…her past…just moments and images, but he had seen into her soul. Never, ever had he ever experienced anything so amazing.

Max sighed as he looked at her face. She was smiling in her sleep. His fingers stroked through her silky hair as he pondered the meaning of it all. Maybe he should talk to grandma Claudia, she always knew.

Liz’s eyes fluttered open to the light room. When she caught sight of the muscular chest her cheek and hand were resting on, the night came back to her. She had spent the night with an Antarian god! And he was a god. He had healed her after causing her pain…

Liz hadn’t known what to expect when she had gotten into this, but now she knew she would be alright.

“Good morning,” Max smiled down at her, brush a stray strand of hair back behind her ear.

“Good morning.” Liz didn’t offer anything else. She hadn’t moved away from him, but she hadn’t pulled closer either. She hadn’t moved at all.

Max pulled away a little so he could roll over on his side and watch her. He ran his hand up and down her arm, watching the goosebumps that followed his trail. Making a decision he stood up, picked her up in his arms, and carried her off to the large Jacuzzi tub.

He sat her on the edge while he ran the warm water. When he was satisfied he lifted her back into his arms and sat her down on his lap in the water. He knew she’d be sore, even though he did heal her, her muscles would still be sore. So a hot bath would do them both some good.

Liz said nothing as she watched the man, this Max, pamper her. He washed her arms and chest, and legs, and was as gentle as he could when he reached the sensitive flesh of her core.

The room was filled with a peaceful silence broken only by the sounds of the water as Max worshipped her body. Liz just watched his every movement, enjoying the feel of his big strong hands lovingly caressing her.

When he was done washing her body he pulled across his lap and kissed her properly like he’d wanted to do since the sun woke him up early.

Liz responded to him right away, not as shy as she had been the night before. Her arms wrapped around his neck as she returned the kiss, exploring his mouth with her tongue like he had shown her. She moved her legs to straddle his lap but winced slightly at the ache in her muscles.

Max felt her wince and pulled back a little, looking her in the eyes sweetly.

“I’m sorry, love. We shouldn’t though. I don’t want to hurt you any more.”

Liz bit down on her bottom lip, something she had been doing since she was a child, and nodded her head.

Max couldn’t resist giving her one last kiss before pulling her to her feet and helping her dry off.

Liz sat on the bed with her towel wrapped tightly around her body as she watched Max getting dressed. She wanted to ask what now? What did she do now, but she couldn’t muster up the volition.

“I have to take care of some things today. I’ll have someone bring breakfast up to you and then you can do whatever you like all day. You can finish exploring the library if you like.” Max kneeled down on the floor between her legs and looked into her face. “Is that okay?”

Liz just nodded her head, her questions having been answered.

“Okay then.” Max stood up, kissing her one last time before he walked out of his room, and right into Alex.

“Hey Alex, what are you doing here?”

“Oh, nothing. Just seeing what is keeping you. It wouldn’t have to do with some present you received…now would it?” Alex smiled slyly.

“Whatever Alex. So how’s Izzie doing?”

“She’s great. Tired still, but that’s to be expected. But grandma Claudia’s with her right now.”

“That’s good. So what are we up for today?” Max asked.

“Well, you were planning on going to the University to give a talk about equality and non-sexism in society,” Alex laughed. Considering the gift Max had accepted from Shadron not two days ago, this would be interesting. Though not many knew of the girl.

“Great. Lets get going then.”

** ** **

Liz slowly wandered the corridors of the palace as she headed to the library. This place was so big. Was Max really letting her have the run of the palace? She heard a door opening just in front of her and saw an older woman come out holding a baby wrapped in light pink blankets.

Claudia looked up to see the girl passing her in the halls.

“Hello dear,” Claudia whispered as she rocked the little one to keep her from fussing.

“Hello,” Liz smiled back. She couldn’t help it; the baby was adorable.

“I’m Claudia, but you can just call me grandma Claudia. Everyone else does!” she laughed.

“I’m Liz,” she told her.

“Ahh…well Liz, it is nice to meet you. This little one is Aurora. She was just born yesterday, and we’re trying to let mommy sleep, but she just keeps fussing,” Claudia explained as she gave the baby her finger to play with.

“She’s beautiful. Can I hold her?” Liz asked. She had taken care of babies before. She loved children.

“Sure,” Claudia replied. There was something about this girl, she just knew she could trust her with her great-grandchild.

“There you go precious,” Liz’s voice was sweet and melodic as she soothed the child. “Yeah, you’re such a pretty girl. You’re going to have all the little boys drooling all over you. You’re daddy’s not gonna wanna let you out of his sight.”

Claudia watched this girl in amazement. Somehow the minute Aurora was in her arms she quieted down. She was a natural.

“Well thank you for getting her to calm down.”

“No problem. I used to take care of my younger brothers and sisters. This one’s an angel compared to some of them,” she laughed.

“Would you like to come in?” Claudia motioned towards the chamber door. “Maybe now she’ll settle down and sleep in her basinet.”

“Sure,” Liz nodded.

They entered the room and Liz noticed immediately how different it was from Max’s. Everything was much softer, clearly more feminine and frilly. It must be his sister’s room, she decided. Tallie had told her yesterday about Max’s sister and how she was having a baby.

“Right over here,” Claudia whispered. The basinet was close to the bed so that if the baby cried the mother would be right there. As Liz walked over she noticed the blond in the bed. She looked tired, which wasn’t too surprising since she’d probably been up all night.

“There you go sweet one,” Liz whispered to the baby as she laid her down. “Sleep well.”

“Thank you,” Liz heard a soft voice from behind her. She jumped to see the mother awake in bed.

“I’m sorry,” Liz whispered, feeling like she invaded.

“No, thank you for getting her to sleep.” Isabel looked at the girl and smiled. This was the one Alex had told her about; the gift for her brother. “I’m Isabel,” she smiled.

“Liz.” She wasn’t sure what to do now that she was standing here in Isabel’s room. She no longer had the baby as an excuse to be here.

“Come sit down,” Isabel motioned to the bed beside her. “So how do you like the palace so far?” She really wanted to ask her something else, but figured she didn’t know the girl well enough, yet.

“It’s nice from what I’ve seen so far. I love your room, its very elegant.”

“Thanks.”

** ** **

It was a while later when Liz finally reached the library and found the book she had been reading still on the arm of the chair. She and Isabel and grandma Claudia had talked for a while about random things. Liz could tell already that living here wasn’t going to be so bad after all.

Isabel missed having a girl her own age here. Since the throne of Cordova was restored to the right line her sister had been gone to be with her husband ruling the planet. It was obvious that Isabel loved her family very much, and not being able to share the birth of her child with her sister, it was nice to have Liz to sort of take that place. And Liz didn’t mind.

Antar was starting to feel a lot like home now. If only she could figure out what things with Max meant. Was she his mistress now? His concubine? His what? She had no idea, but she didn’t know how to bring it up with him, either.

She knew what she felt for him went beyond lust or anything so intermittent. He had been rocketed into her life, or maybe it was she into his, and her world had been turned upside down. But now as the dust was starting to clear, she could see the sun shining and the flowers blooming, and everything would be okay…

She picked up the book she had been reading as she got herself comfortable in the plush easy chair. It was a book based on the old earthian children’s fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. It was called The Enchantment, by Orson Scott Card. It had caught her eye and so far from the pages she had read yesterday, she already liked it.

** ** **

Max entered his sister’s room as quietly as he could in case Aurora was sleeping, or Izzie. Both of them needed their sleep really. Isabel was asleep, but when he looked inside the little pink basinet, Aurora was staring up at him, waving her little arms around like she wanted to move but couldn’t cause she was so tiny.

“Hey there munchkin,” he whispered as he offered his finger for her to grab onto. “Did you tire your mommy out today, huh?”

“Max?” Isabel’s voice was sleepy as she turned to her brother, noticing him holding her baby to his chest.

“Sorry Izzie, I didn’t mean to wake you,” he apologized as he walked over to the bed cradling Aurora.

“Don’t worry about it. I had a visitor earlier. She seems really pretty sweet. I like her already.”

“Huh?” Max wasn’t sure whom she was talking about.

“Liz. Aurora was being fussy for grandma earlier and Liz held her for a second and she just calmed down instantly.”

“So you met her?”

“Yeah. She’s really nice Max. Quiet, but sweet.”

“Yeah…”

“Max? Everything okay?”

“Huh? Oh, yeah. I’m fine. I’m just gonna go for a walk.” Max stood up ready to head to the door.

“Okay, but can I have my baby back first?”

“Sorry,” he blushed and handed Aurora back over to her mother before heading out to the gardens to think.

He always found the calming nature of the gardens just the thing he needed to get away from anything that was bothering him, or just clear his mind so he could think freely.

** ** **

Liz put down the book with a huff. She couldn’t concentrate, no matter what she tried; she just couldn’t focus on the book. All she could think about was Max, Max, Max.

Setting the book aside Liz stood up and looked out the large window. It was nice and sunny outside, though the sun was getting far off in the distance, it would set soon.

When Liz stepped outside the cool breeze felt great on her cheeks, blowing her hair off her face. She smiled as she walked through the groves that Max had shown her just the night before. She found the small fishpond and sat beside it, just watching the little fish swimming just beneath its surface, and the young turtles lazily sticking their heads above water.

“Hey,” the soft voice behind her made her look up.

“Max.”

“I was just walking around and saw you sitting here.”

“I was reading in the library, but it was just so beautiful out here,” she smiled.

“I talked to my sister a while ago, she said that you two met.”

“Yeah, your niece is beautiful. I got to hold her for a minute.”

“She is,” Max agreed. “You know, I think just now you’ve said more to me than this whole time I’ve known you,” he joked.

Liz blushed…hiding her head.

“Why are you so quiet?” he asked curiously.

“I don’t know…I just…I guess I just don’t know what to expect. I don’t know what I’m doing here.” She decided being honest was the best thing.

“What do you mean?”

“I mean, I was home on Shadron one day, and the next I’m here, being given to you on a chain. I don’t know…what’s going on anymore.”

“I’m sorry,” and he was. “I’m kinda lost too I guess.” Max sat down beside her looking toward the pond while lost in thought. “Why don’t we just take this one day at a time. I wasn’t expecting this either, but I am glad you’re here.” He looked at her but she was looking down at her hands. With his finger under her chin he brought her gaze to meet his. “I don’t regret what happened last night, and I don’t want you too either. I’ve never experienced anything that beautiful before.”

“Thank you.” Liz smiled shyly at his words of…was that love? She leaned in until her lips brushed his in a sweet kiss. One of his hands went to her neck, supporting her, the other ran up and down her back giving her shivers.

** ** **

“Max is in the garden with her now,” Alex told his wife.

“Alex, are you spying on my brother?” she asked.

“Of course not Izzie, I was just curious as to how close they were, and that kinda answered my question.”

“I don’t get it…” Isabel wasn’t following him.

“They were kissing in the garden when I passed by the window, and it was leading somewhere far beyond just a kiss.” He informed her.

“Well, she’s sweet, maybe she’s just what he needs. He’s never really had anyone special like I have you or Maria had Michael, you know? And I like her.”

** ** **

Max broke off the kiss before he got too out of control, sliding his hand from where it rested covering her breast down to the curve of her waist. That would be safe.

“Maybe we should head inside,” he whispered into her ear, his forehead leaning against hers.

“Max?” she asked.

“Hmm?”

“What…are we?”

“What do you mean?” he asked curiously.

“I mean…never mind. It was a silly question. Just forget it.” She stood up and wrapped her arms around herself tightly, partly to keep warm, but also as a defense.

“No, what is it Liz?”

“It’s nothing…”

“You can talk to me you know,” he prompted.

“I just…are we…am I…just some concubine, a mistress, your faithful servant? I don’t get it.” She blushed as she spoke. It just sounded so much better in her head than out loud.

“Mmm…I kinda like the faithful servant…” he smirked.

“Max…”

“I’m sorry. I would never consider you a concubine. And I can’t really have a mistress if I don’t have someone I’m cheating on, can I?” he looked confused for a minute but shook it off. “I’ll be honest with you, there is no one else but you right now.”

She just stood by his side looking at the ground like she had been since the conversation took that turn.

“Come on, why don’t we get inside? It’s starting to get cold out here.”

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posted on 27-Jun-2002 4:50:09 PM by fallenpixie
Okay, so it's been a little bit since I've posted...I'm sorry. But I come home and everyone demands some of my time! Today was my puppy's time and she got a bath! Which she didn't appreciate much at the time but I do cause now she doesn't smell so bad*big* I'll try to get the next part out but I haven't been writing for the last few days so I'll just have to kick myself into gear and sit in front of the screen till I can write I suppose. But I promise to try. So check back in the next few days...
posted on 12-Jul-2002 9:13:24 PM by fallenpixie
I am soooo sorry! But, I have part 4 for you right now and I have 5 pretty much finished and part 6 started, so there should be another part out not to far in the future*big*


fs


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Part 4

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Liz was standing beneath the water, enjoying the feel of the warmth as it caressed her skin and slid down her body expelling the coldness of the outside. She had been thinking of Max. What else was there to think of? He was currently discussing something urgent that had come up with Alex. That had been nearly two hours ago and he still hadn’t returned.

Two arms wrapped around her middle and light kisses trailed up her neck, catching all her ticklish spots. “Max!” she giggled.

“I heard the water and I couldn’t resist. I thought you might need my help getting clean,” he gave her that sexy smile of his making her knees melt. She wasn’t sure how much longer she could remain standing.

“Mmm…that feels so good,” she mumbled as his hands moved from her stomach, up to cover her breasts. His front now pressed against her back, she could feel his muscles as they flexed, caressing her skin in just the right places to make her crazy. He trailed one hand down lower, toward her center making her gasp.

“Mmmax,” she whimpered. He loved the sound of her voice when she was like this. It was music to his ears, it just spurred him on.

One finger found her clit, brushing against it lightly at first and then a little harder as he made her shake. Her knees were like butter but Max was there supporting her weight, allowing her to lean on him.

“That’s it baby, just relax. Just let yourself feel everything.” He slipped a finger inside of her slick passage and felt how wet she was for him. She whimpered as he stuck another finger inside her and gently rubbed in and out, occasionally brushing her sensitive clit. His other hand was busy massaging her breast.

Her breathing was labored and he could tell she was nearing her peak. He circled her clit with one finger as the other two pressed into her passage and he felt it beginning as her walls began clamping down around his hand.

“Max…mmm…Max…” she whimpered over and over as she came down from her high.

“Just let the feeling take you, baby,” he whispered in her ear as her limp body collapsed against him.

Seeing as how she could no longer stand, Max reached out, turning the water off then grabbed a towel and lightly dried her as best he could before carrying her off to his bed.

She lay there still for a few moments still catching her breath. The feelings that he made flow through her drove her wild and crazy and she couldn’t process anything.

Max watched her from beside the bed. Her eyes were still shut and her breaths were still evening out. Looking at her glowing skin he could only think of one thing, how she must taste. Laying himself down between her legs, he gently parted them to have a taste.

She was all pink from her excitement and his previous administrations. Liquid drops of fluid were dripping from her lower lips like honey, and Max had to have a taste. His tongue snaked out from between his lips to caress her. She tasted like sweet cream, and he loved it, had to have more.

He buried his head in her center, lapping and stoking her lips, milking her for all she was worth. He brushed his tongue along her clit and her hands found his hair, pressing his face further into her. He took her encouragement and thoroughly loved her clit, nipping at it then massaging it with his tongue. More cream flowed from her sweet depths the more attention he gave her clit.

“Mmm…mmm…mmm…ahhh!” she whimpered and cried out as she felt all the emotions inside her well up and finally come out all at once. The things that Max could do to her…

Max was amazed at how responsive she was to his every touch. He licked up the last of her juices and crawled up the length of her body, trailing kisses along her skin, stopping to love her breasts on the way to her mouth.

“You are so beautiful,” he told her, meaning it completely.

“Max. Please. Now!” Her words were short and breathy.

Max quickly took the hint and entered her. He’d been waiting to do this since waking up this morning. Sliding into her it felt like home. She was so tight, but it felt so amazingly good.

“You feel so good baby,” he assured her.

He thrust into her body faster and faster loving the feeling of her hot flesh meeting his own. God, he could do this forever; just spend the rest of his life in this bed loving this woman.

“Oh god! Max!” she cried as she felt it coming closer.

The sound of his name on her lips encouraged him to quicken his pace, driving into her harder and faster than ever before. He watched her face as they neared their limits. It was beautiful, completely carefree, raw and pure.

“Max! Mmm…Ahhh!” she cried out as the floor dropped out of her world, leaving her flying through space with this incredible man inside of her who had become so much a part of her.

“Shh…it’s alright baby,” Max whispered to her later as she came down from her high. He was laying back with her cradled into his chest as he brushed his fingers through her long hair. He just loved the feel of it, and it seemed to be having the desired effect of calming her.

Before he realized it, she was asleep, and he too was drifting off, enjoying the feel of this relationship and everything that came with it.

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posted on 19-Jul-2002 8:53:24 PM by fallenpixie
Here's the new part...short I know, but hey, at least its a part, and I have a sneaking suspicion that you'll enjoy yourselves...*tongue* Plus more to come I promise for reals this time, I won’t let my friends completely monopolize my time!

Faithful Servant

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Part 5
** ** **

It was the middle of the night and Liz had woke up in a sweat. Her body was hot and she had this aching between her legs. She needed something, her body was craving it.

“Liz?” a sleepy Max asked softly. He felt her lift her head from his chest and had woken up.

“Max…” her voice was breathless, and to Max there was no mistaking the desire there.

Reaching a hand out to her he found her center dripping wet. God, she was so hot and wet and inviting. He was instantly wide awake, and hard as a rock.

“Mmm…Liz,” he mumbled into her hair as he leaned down to kiss her. He rolled on top of her, covering her body with his, taking her lips in his own.

“Mmm…Max…hurry,” she panted. “Please.”

“Okay baby.” He was at her entrance and slowly entered her sweet flesh. She was so tight and slick around him. He couldn’t help but love being woken up like that. It was definitely something new.

He pumped into her at an agonizingly slow pace, Liz couldn’t take it any more. With a growl she pushed back on Max’s shoulders, making him roll over so that now she was on top.

Liz sped up the pace, she was so close, she could feel it coming closer. Max’s hands held her hips, keeping her steady as she rocked up and down over him. God this girl was incredible. She surprised him with each new moment they spent together.

“Oh god! Oh Max! Mmm…” she moaned as she neared her limit.

Taking one hand off her hips he snaked it between their bodies, to her little nub. Gently he brushed his thumb across it, causing the first tremor to start in her body. She was soaring high, about to plunge into the ocean. He let his fingers rub her clit till she was moaning his name, her hot flesh clamping down on him so tightly he felt himself going over as he filled her with his seed.

“Mmm…” she mumbled as she lay on top of Max’s chest, both of them just enjoying the moment and feel of the other.

Max looked up into Liz’s eyes, brushing strands of hair from her face he pulled her closer.

“You okay now?” Max rubbed the smooth skin of her lower back, not wanting to ever let go.

“Mm hmm…” Liz’s voice was muffled against his chest.

“What’s the matter? What woke you up so suddenly?”

“Just…a feeling. It’s nothing really.”

“Are you sure? Do you want to talk about it?” Max was concerned.

Liz just shook her head no and buried herself back in Max’s arms. But in the back of Liz’s mind she still wondered about that feeling…

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TBC


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posted on 1-Aug-2002 9:37:56 PM by fallenpixie
Wow, thanks for the great feedback everyone, I love coming back and seeing that all my readers are happy, it makes me go into a writing frenzy. So...I'll have the next part out tonight, and maybe I'll even make it longer than I had planned since you guys are sooo amazing and I've been making you wait so long!*big*
posted on 2-Aug-2002 12:41:47 AM by fallenpixie
Yeah! A new part...finally. I love all the feedback I'm getting. You guys make me laugh so much and I just have to get back to writing more and more. I hope you guys like it, though it seems to be lacking in something to me...I don't know. But I'll keep trying. Enjoy!

Faithful Servant

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Part 6
** ** **

It was a week later when Max was talking to Grandma Claudia. She was sitting in one of the large drawing rooms with her sewing things when he found her.

“Hi grandma.”

“Hello Max. Why don’t you tell me what’s on your mind?” she asked without looking up.

“How do you do that, grandma?”

“Easy, I’m your grandma, I know everything,” she whispered like it was some big secret.

“Thanks grandma. It’s just…I don’t know. Liz. I mean, she’s been here for a week and she still doesn’t talk that much.”

“Have you tried talking to her?”

“Of course. She’s still just so quiet.”

“Well, honey, I think that you need to figure out what is going on in your heart before you try to get her to open up to you any more. I think she might just be afraid of getting hurt.”

“Okay…so what do I do now?”

“Max, just listen to your heart. I can’t tell you what to do; you have to figure it out for yourself.”

“But…”

“Tell me something about her.”

“Huh?”

“Tell me something about her.”

“Well, she’s sweet…she likes to read. She’s got the most amazing smile that just lights up the room and makes me smile too. I think I know what Maria meant when she said that she had to go with Michael because she didn’t think she’d be able to live without him.”

“I knew it would happen sometime. Max, listen to yourself and everything that you’ve just told me about her. I think you already know exactly what she means. I’m glad this day is finally here for you. I’ve seen you watch your two sisters and be happy for them. Well, now you can let them be happy for you.”

“Thanks grandma,” Max smiled. Grandma always knew exactly what to say to make things crystal clear.

“Don’t mention it Max,” Claudia smiled as she watched her grandson walk out of the room. She had known since Liz first came into the palace that her grandson would finally have his family.

With a smile on her face she rose from her spot, placing the little soft blue blanket into her sewing box and went off to her shrine to make sure everything was still as it should be.

** ** **

“I’m here now Kyle…and it’s not so bad,” Liz spoke softly as she sat in the garden in the pink moonlight beside a sparkling pond speaking to no one in particular. “I know a lot of the people in the palace and they all seem pretty nice. You should see the library here…it’s amazing, what I always wished for. And the king is everything he’s been rumored to be. He’s kind and fair with all his people, and so gentle. It’s not where I thought I’d be now, but I guess I’m not complaining. No…I have nothing to complain about. Antar is beautiful. The flowers and plants are so different from back home, and the moons are the most amazing pastel shades…” Her voice trailed off as she heard the sound of footsteps in the distance. Gingerly she got up from the spot she had been kneeling on and walked back to the palace in silence.

** ** **

Max entered his chambers late. After talking with Claudia, he and Alex had been discussing some issues that had just come up and they’d gotten caught up in things and hadn’t realized how late it was getting. It was the middle of the night now and Max was exhausted. All he wanted to do was lay down and sleep for days…

When he came out of the ensuite ready for bed he couldn’t help but smile at the sight of Liz’s sleeping form in his bed. She was curled up in the middle of it with her head on his pillows and a book laying open beside her and the bedside lamp still on.

She had been waiting up for Max and decided that she’d read to keep herself awake before he came back, but she’d been so tired she fell asleep soon after lying down.

After placing the book aside, Max pulled the covers back and slipped in beside her then reached over and turned the lamp off, plunging the room into darkness. Brushing a strand of hair off her cheek he leaned over placing a soft kiss on her smooth skin. Getting comfortable he wrapped his arms around Liz and gently pulled her against his chest. Her unconscious body went willingly into his embrace with a slight moan and a sigh of happiness.

Max knew then and there that this was what he wanted. Yes…Liz was everything he could have ever asked for. She was what he had always been longing for and missing.

** ** **

“Is something wrong Liz?” Max asked in the morning when she had a funny look on her face.

“I think…I think…well, I don’t know. It’s just a feeling. But something’s different,” she spoke hesitantly.

“Are you feeling well?” The concern was evident on his face and in his tone.

“I think so…I don’t know,” Liz answered truthfully.

“Why don’t you go see grandma Claudia today? She always seems to have everyone’s answers. She’s part medicine woman,” Max joked causing Liz to give a slight laugh which he thrilled in.

“Okay, thanks,” Liz looked down as she blushed. Max wasn't sure why she was blushing, but he brushed it off as her shyness. He still hadn't been able to get beneath her shy exterior, though he would, somehow...

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TBC



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posted on 4-Aug-2002 11:07:04 PM by fallenpixie
Your wish is my command Isis...Here's the newest part and it'll give you the answer you've all been waiting for...but I won't tell ya yet, you have to read on to find out.

Faithful Servant

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Part 7
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Liz was walking the halls of the palace a while later just thinking. She had a feeling in the pit of her stomach that she was pregnant. On her world she shouldn't be able to know yet, but every world was different, she knew that for sure.

So if she was...what would that mean? She couldn't have this child out of wedlock, that would be disrespectful and disgraceful to everything that she was. Well, at least then her father might realize what he'd done, what his scheming caused...

Shaking her head she looked around at the empty halls ahead of her and decided to go out to the gardens for a stroll.

Max wanted her to go see Grandma Claudia. If she did would the woman know? She seemed to be very perceptive when Liz had met her. Would she know right away? Would she tell Max? Then what would happen if she did? What would Max do? Would he marry her just because of the child? Just so that he could have a legitimate heir?

With a heavy sigh Liz opened the door and walked out into the fresh air of the gardens. It was a beautiful afternoon and she enjoyed the warmth of the sun on her skin. Whether she realized it or not, she was glowing, and that was the first thing Grandma Claudia saw through the bushes when she heard the girl approaching. It was the glowing light that attracted her, because the girl was indeed glowing, not simply metaphorically.

“You look beautiful Liz,” Claudia called as she stepped onto the path beside the girl.

“Oh! Grandma Claudia, hello. I was just walking the gardens and I was going to look for you,” Liz smiled. She had a feeling somehow that it wasn't just by chance that the two had come upon each other, but she didn't bother thinking of it now.

“Why don't we go sit in the gazebo. It's beautiful there and we can talk in peace,” she suggested.

“Sounds lovely,” Liz followed beside the older woman along the path until they came upon their seats. Once they were sitting Claudia began to really look at this young woman who'd seeminly stolen her grandson's heart.

“Why dear, what's got you so nervous? I promise I don't bite. You're positively shaking right now,” Claudia smiled at Liz trying to get her to confidence and allow her to feel at ease.

“I...I haven't been feeling myself lately. I feel fine, I mean...I feel incredible actually, but just not myself,” Liz concluded, head down looking at her hands folded tightly in her lap.

“I know dear,” Claudia smiled and placed a warm hand on Liz's shoulder in support.

“What?” Liz was immediately alert and searching the woman before her for an explanation.

“It's alright, I know that you're pregnant sweetheart. It's plain enough in your contenance. You're glowing, its one of the earlier signs. But the many things you're feeling that are making you feel incredible as you said, those are also signs. Would you like to know what it is?” Claudia smiled in excitement. Another baby would be in the castle and she was delighted.

“I...yes...please!” Liz stuttered.

“I believe it's a boy. Congratulations.”

Liz began to cry and she couldn't stop herself. She cried her heart out on Claudia's shoulder, and when she was done, Claudia comforted her.

“My dear, what's wrong? Isn't this a happy occasion? Why are you so distressed?”

“I...I just don't know what to do,” Liz cried. “What will Max say? What will everyone think? It's just not proper!”

“I see,” Claudia sighed and held the girl a little tighter. “You still aren't sure where you stand with my grandson, are you?”

“No,” she sniffled.

“Well then allow me to tell you that he adores you. He hasn't been as happy as he is in a long time. I'm so glad you came along to brighten up his life.” All Liz did was cry some more at Claudia's kindly meant remarks, so she continued. “You should talk to him dear. Tell him everything, your fears and worries, talk to him. I know he loves you just as much as you love him.”

“Th...thank you Grandma...”

“It's alright dear. Why don't you go and lay down and rest? It'll do you some good. Maybe take a warm bath too. It'll make you feel better. Come, I shall walk with you.”

Liz was greatful for the shoulder to lean on all the way to her room. She was weak and dizzy from the news that she'd just gotten and might not have made it all the way through the palace without the assistance.

When they reached the door of Max's chambers Grandma Claudia stopped and turned to Liz, looking her carefully in the eye.

“Now you get some good rest, that little one's nice and strong because you're so healthy, and you just have to stay that way. Relaxing will do you both some good.” Claudia patted the girls arm softly as she opened the door.

“Thank you grandma,” Liz gave her a quick hug before vanishing into the room and some much needed peace and quiet.

** ** **

An hour later Liz was soaking in the bathtub with scented candles surrounding her lighting up the room. She had definitely come to enjoy this place. She could have anything she wanted...or so it seemed, but the test of that was yet to come.

Would she get the one thing she wanted now? And would it be because Max loved her, or because of her child...his son?

The thoughts tormented her as she lay in the warm water which no longer seemed so soothing. With a sigh she got out of the tub and dried off. Getting dressed in a simple white dress without frill or fancy she went to the balcony. The air was fresh and cool outside and she welcomed it.

She went straight to the edge and found she could easily get into the gardens from there. Quickly she made her way to the same place she'd found before.

“Kyle...god everything is so hard right now. I really could use some of your great big brother advice that you used to love to give me. You're going to be an uncle!” A sob escaped Liz as she kneeled down and cried into the grass. “I've had this feeling for a little while now, but now I know for sure. Today Grandma Claudia told me that she's almost positive it's a boy.

“I know that I need to tell Max...I just don't know what he'll do. I want him to be happy. But I want to be happy too, and there's only one way that can happen. I love him! I want to be with him always and for him to want to be with me. I want...I want to not feel like I'm living a life so below me. Look at me. Me, here on some planet as some king's...play toy... I know if you were here you wouldn't have let this happen to me, and I love you for that.

“Don't get me wrong, I love this place, and I'm glad I'm here because I've found so much withing these walls. I just want to marry and be a wife as well as a mother.”

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TBC



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posted on 24-Aug-2002 10:06:47 PM by fallenpixie
New part soon, I'm working on it right now!*big*
posted on 24-Aug-2002 11:04:50 PM by fallenpixie
I know this might be shorter than you’d like it to be, but as I was reading through it I realized it needed some major changes, so I had to stop it where I did if I was going to get anything posted tonight. I’ll try to have more out tomorrow or Monday.

Thanks for the great feedback and all the bumps, the encouragement keeps me writing. I’ve been busy for the last few weeks because of my brother’s birthday, but now I’m back and I’m writing away.

Faithful Servant

** ** **
Part 8
** ** **

Max looked up from the book he was reading when he heard the sounds of the doorknob turning. He'd been waiting for Liz for an hour now. He'd run into Grandma Claudia earlier and she'd told him that Liz had been feeling tired and was lying down, but when he'd come to see if she needed anything she wasn't there and he'd been worried.

“Where've you been?” The worry was evident in his voice as he got up and gently took her in his arms for she still looked pale. “You're freezing! And look at how pale you are. Why were you out in the cold? Come lie down and let the blankets get you warm,” Max already had her in his arms and was laying her softly on the bed and surrounding her with warmth and comfort.

“I was just out in the gardens...I needed some air,” Liz spoke softly and as she felt the warmth of the soft blankets surround her, the fatigue of the day crept up on her and before she knew it, she was fast asleep.

Max lay beside her, stroking her hair softly so as not to wake her. He knew something was going on and that he was being left out of the loop. He only prayed to find out soon what it was if it was responsible for this change in Liz.

** ** **

When Liz awoke in the morning she was alone in bed, but not for long. Max came through the door carrying a tray filled with fruits and toast and orange juice. Closing the door behind him with his foot, Max made his way to the bed placing the tray across Liz's legs after she'd sat up against the pillows.

“Max...thank you!” Liz's smile was genuine as she thanked him for his sweetness. He was so amazing sometimes that she thought maybe this was all a dream, but then everything came back to her and she knew it was real...she was living the dream.

“I thought maybe breakfast in bed would be nice since you weren't feeling so well last night. Are you feeling better?” He offered her a piece of fruit which she gladly accepted.

“Yes, thank you.”

“You know you can tell me what's bothering you, right?”

“Um...sure...” Liz was unsure as she spoke. She knew she needed to tell him, it was his right to know, she just had to find the right words.

“So...” he prompted.

“Max, I know last time I asked you this you kind of brushed it aside, but I need to know. What do I really mean to you?” The tears were threatening to fall and Max immediately moved to wipe them away. He hated to see her cry, his own chest began to ache because of it.

“Liz...I...where is this coming from? Why does this matter right now?”

“It matters. I just...I need to know!” The tears were falling hard now as Liz brought the sheet up to hide her face in it.

Taking a deep breath Max finally realized that he needed to say everything that he'd figured out last night while waiting for her to return.

“Liz, I love you. Since you first came here you've just crept into my heart with that shy quiet intrigue of yours. I've been yours since the day I walked into my chambers and found an angel curled up on my floor.”

“You think I'm an angel?” Liz's voice was but a hoarse whisper as she raised her eyes to skittishly meet his.

“And more, love. My family already loves you and they would only be happy if... Liz, will you be my wife? My bonded mate? That's how much you mean to me.” Max was on his knees on the floor on her side of the bed, looking into her face hopefully waiting for the right response.

Liz was sniffling and her smiles were mixed with sobs at the honest words from Max that meant the whole world to her. Nodding her head she moved the tray from its obtrusive place over her and reaching down pulled him in for a kiss that expressed everything she felt inside.

When Max finally pulled back he looked into her sweet eyes and smiled. “Can I take that as a yes?”

Liz only nodded as she once again lost herself in his kisses. He joined her on the bed, knocking the tray to the floor without a second glance. Quickly clothes were shed in a mad rush of hunger. It was a quick and warm rush of love and need. He was buried inside her the instant his boxers were out of the way and she moaned in delight.

Liz's hands wandered from his neck to his strong muscular back to his shapely butt. His skin was so smooth yet the muscles beneath her touch held such power and strength, like steel. At the small of his back she found his ticklish spot and teased him only for a moment because he retaliated by withdrawing from her almost completely and making no move to continue.

Liz rolled on top of him, taking control and sinking back down into the embrace of her lover. She rode him enjoying the feel of having power over him, of being in control of the situation. It was oddly exhilarating to be able to call the shots over a king.

As she came closer her movements became erratic and Max took a tight hold of her hips, holding her tightly until they both came in mutual satisfaction, calling out their love into one another's minds.

Liz fell exhausted against him, sweat mingling between their two overheated bodies. Her head rested against his chest and the beat of his heart lulled her to sleep an his fingers gently brushed through her hair and he placed a final kiss on the crown of her head and a whispered “I love you,” as he joined her in sleep.

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posted on 25-Aug-2002 11:48:06 AM by fallenpixie
Look at that I actually made it back with the next part right away! Well it definitely had to be fixed, but I think it’s okay now.

Faithful Servant

** ** **
Part 9
** ** **

When Liz woke again the sun was getting ready to set outside the windows and Max was lying beside her, gazing at her with all his love evident in his eyes.

“Mmm,” she purred as she stretched, her toes brushing against his leg. “I just had the most amazing dream!”

“Even better, it's real,” Max smiled back before leaning in to give her a quick peck.

Liz sighed as she rested her head back down against his chest. The comforting rhythm of his heart put a smile on her face. He was hers, hers and all hers now. She now knew that he’d loved her all along, and no matter what, in her opinion that made it all okay because she loved him too, completely, and would forgive him anything.

It was their turn to start a life together and she wouldn’t let anything stop it. Besides, she had every right to stand beside a king.

For several minutes they lay in silence, caressing naked flesh with exploring, inquisitive hands.

“Max?”

“Yeah?”

“Yesterday…” but she wasn’t sure how to say this, only knew she had to.

“What? You can tell me anything Liz.” Max sat up against the pillows, pulling Liz with him in his arms.

“I…I think…well actually, I guess I know…I’m…” Max’s expectant eyes were upon her. He was studying her face but she was trying to look anywhere but at him. It’s not that it was bad news that she was going to tell him. She thought it was rather good news, but she’d never done this before, obviously, and wasn’t sure how to go about it. Max stayed quiet, letting her get through it when she was ready. Finally she just blurted it out.

“I'm gonna have your son.” She was biting her lower lip in anxiety over his reaction.

“Oh my god! Are you sure? Did you talk to Grandma Claudia? Wait, did you say my son?!” His excitement shown through every action as he knelt beside her, delicately placing a hand over her abdomen where his little son lay.

“Yes,” she smiled back.

“I love you,” Max voice was but a whisper of awe as he kissed the mother of his child like there was no tomorrow.

** ** **

Two moons were up high in the sky, the third having not yet risen as Max carried Liz into the bathroom and placed her in the filled Jacuzzi tub. The skylight windows brought the light down upon them in a soft ethereal glow.

Max sat behind her in the tub, nestling her between his legs leaning back against his chest. He was caressing the smooth skin of her chest as he placed hot open mouth kisses along her neck and jaw, eliciting moan after moan from her sweet throat.

“This is heaven,” she mumbled in her bliss. They had spent all day in bed, Max had been worshipping her, and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Now they were enjoying this bath together in perfect splendor.

“You are heaven,” Max mumbled between kisses.

“I can't believe I've only been here for two weeks now...so much has happened, it seems unreal.”

“I promise you it’s all completely real,” Max smiled as he turned her on his lap to face him.

“Thank you!”

“For what?”

“Being you. For being the sweet and caring man who's done nothing but try to make me happy and comfortable here. At first I was scared but you always made me feel safe. This palace was all completely new to me and the whole situation…but you made it all okay. You loved me.”

“It's you; I couldn't do anything else...”

“But that's why you're so special, because it comes naturally.”

Max didn't reply, only pulled her closer to place a kiss soundly on her mouth and not letting her go.

** ** **

“Liz?” It was the middle of the night, but Max couldn’t sleep.

“Hmm?” She hadn’t been sleeping either, just the feel of Max’s body beside hers was enough to make her mind run away with her. Images of the last 48 hours were still running rampant through her mind.

“Why don’t you ever talk about your past?” he wondered. This probably wasn’t the time to bring it up, but something had been bothering him lately.

“Because…it…hurts.”

“Why? What happened in your past?”

“Bad things.” Liz sighed; she had known that eventually she’d have to tell him everything. “You know how I told you that I had always taken care of all my little sisters, that I was the eldest child?”

“Yeah.”

“Well I wasn’t…I mean…well…” She took a deep breath and went into her story. “I was a twin. My brother was ten minutes older.”

“But you said you had no brothers.”

“I don’t anymore…he was killed.”

“In the war?”

“Mmm…yes, and no. That was why the war came to my planet. Khivar killed my brother.”

Max took a minute to process what she had just said. “But Khivar only killed the heirs to the thrones…”

“Yes. My brother, Kyle was the heir to our father’s throne.”

“But that would make you…”

“Elizia Chandel.” Liz lowered her head to her pillow, biting her lower lip.

“Why didn’t you tell me?”

“I didn’t want you to want me for my planet.”

“What do you mean?”

“Since my brother died, I’m my father’s heir,” she explained quite simply. “He has no other sons, so his first born daughter…”

“Why would your father set this whole thing up…sending you to me as a gift? I don’t get it.”

“I honestly don’t know. I was against it, but had no choice. On my home planet it isn’t necessarily against the law to give a gift such as that, though it is highly frowned upon most everywhere. He thought it was his best course of action. He’s always admired your family and the way they have always ruled with a gentle hand over Antar. I think that he wanted to unite our two planets and be sure that Shadron would have a safe future.” Liz paused a moment as she wiped away a few stray tears. “My father just sent me. Sure I was upset at first, but I can’t say I’m not glad now, cause I am. Sure what he did was wrong, but I forgive him.”

“But why didn’t you say anything before I…we…”

“I don’t know…I was afraid, scared, and even excited! I didn’t know you; I didn’t know what you would do, but I wanted to know, so I let it happen. Yes, now I know that you would've been understanding about it all had I just told you who I was, but I didn't know that before.”

“Shh…it’s okay baby,” Max rubbed her back in calming circles. “I don’t care. I love you, and you know that. And I don’t care how you came into my life, just that you’re here now, to stay.”

“I love you too Max.”

“I’m sorry baby, get some rest.”

“Mmmhmm...” Liz snuggled back into Max’s side with a content smile gracing her lips as she drifted off.

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posted on 26-Sep-2002 12:08:54 AM by fallenpixie
fallenpixie peaks her head out from around the curtain to make sure no one's going to hurt her before walking out on stage...

First, I give gabe a great big thank you hug for the beautiful banner! I absolutely love it. Thank you soooo much. I hope everyone else likes it too and tells gabe how much they enjoy it.

Secondly, let me just say I'm sooooo incredibly sorry that I took sooo long to come back. But first there was guy trauma...can I just say that boys are dumb and we should all throw rocks at them?! Well not all boys...but you get the idea. Then I was busy getting ready to move back up to school, but here I am now, all settled and classes beging tomorrow, so its all good.

I'm not sure but I'm going to try to get a new part out tonight but I definitely want to get some sleep before early classes tomorrow, so you might now get it until tomorrow afternoon, but I promise it is coming. My computer is choosing to act up again like it was doing a long time ago. Hopefully it'll behave enough to let me get the next part done quickly. But I promise it is coming and soon!

Thanks for all the bumps and being so patient...but what can I say, good things take time!*big*

fallenpixie slowly backs away from the stage back to the safety of her curtain before anyone gets the chance to throw anything heavy...
posted on 26-Sep-2002 1:40:18 AM by fallenpixie
Wahoo! I got it done! Yeay for me! I even added in a new scene for you guys that wasn't there before since I made you wait sooo incredibly long. I didn't mean for it to be a month between parts as I said in my other note, but it shouldn't happen again. Thanks for waiting!

*fallenpixie*


Faithful Servant


** ** **
Part 10
** ** **

“The ship just arrived, Alex,” Tallie informed her friend in her 'official business' tone of voice.

“Thanks Tallie. Any sign of his royal highness?” Alex joked.

“No, sorry. I didn't even see him yesterday but I heard from the chef that he was in the kitchen in the morning getting food on a tray which he brought back to his room. He didn't come out after that and no one's seen him since.” Tallie rolled her eyes and Alex laughed at his brother-in-law's behavior. Love was definitely in the air.

But now this would prove to be a very big surprise because Max knew nothing of the ship that had just landed...very interesting indeed, Alex mused.

“Oh well, this should be funny, don't ya think,” he joked as he and Tallie made their way outside the palace toward the approaching figures from the landing field on the grounds.

“Tallie!” the squeal resonated in the air around them causing Alex to cringe at the high pitch and Tallie to only smile more.

“Ria! It's so good to see you again!” The two girls ran into each others arms and embraced in a giant bear hug. It had been a while since they'd seen one another, and Maria missed all her old friends.

“Alex!” Maria turned to her brother-in-law and gave him a hug too.

“Hey Alex,” a male voice spoke up behind the two hugging friends.

“Michael, hey. Good to see you again. Everything okay on Cordova?”

“It's coming along. We're still rebuilding the cities, but my people are loyal; they hid many things from Khivar just beneath his nose. My friends are overseeing everything while we're away,” Michael explained as he took his wife's hand in his own, placing a soft kiss on the back of it.

“Good to hear it.”

“So where is my brother?” Maria spoke up. “Doesn't he have the decency to come and meet his sweet little sister?” Tallie laughed out loud at the question earning a curious glance from Maria.

“Well,” Alex began explaining. “He sort of doesn't know you're here.”

“But we talked to you yesterday Alex,” Michael added.

“Yeah, but his royal highness has been...otherwise occupied,” Tallie giggled.

** ** **

Liz woke up in the morning to the warm feeling of a hand wrapped around her massaging one breast while another gently stroked the small curls between her legs. A loud moan escaped her lips as she closed her eyes and leaned back against the warm chest of her lover.

“Morning beautiful,” his husky voice resonated in her ear. She couldn’t be sure if the shivers that took over were from his voice or his busy hands.

“Mmm…that feels so good…”

“You like that?”

“Mmmhmm…” was all she could do to answer him.

In one swift motion Liz found herself lying on the bed with Max hovering over her licking his lips like a hungry lion ready to devour a helpless zebra. “Should I tell you my plans for you?” he whispered as he leant down and placed feather light kisses across the creamy soft flesh of her breasts. Looking in her eyes he could see the desire, she’d let him do anything as long as it meant he’d be touching her, pleasuring her. She was his, always.

Licking and kissing a path slowly down her stomach he reached her dark curls and gave her a devilish smirk before continuing further. He used his tongue to tickle and tease every ounce of her flesh except the one spot she wanted him most. He caressed the inner thigh, the folds of her skin. As he listened to her whimper he found himself physically holding her down by the hips as she tried to get him to touch her in just the right spot.

“Shh, be patient love. I’m getting there.” His voice was calm and soothing.

With a deep breath Liz tried to get in control of her emotions once more but at that same moment Max took it upon himself to nip at her soft flesh, gently attacking the places he’d been so careful to avoid just moments before.

“Ahhhh! Mmmhhhh… Oh god!” she couldn’t help but cry out. She could feel the juices begin to trickle down her at the pleasure he was giving. He was an expert at giving her exactly what she wanted and needed.

Snaking his tongue between her folds he explored his soon to be wife, loving every moment. Sure they’d spent the last few days in this bed, but he knew he’d never tire of this. She was amazing, an angel, and he’d always thank the stars for bringing her to him.

For a moment Max paused before taking her clit in his mouth and sucking. He knew this would drive her wild. He nipped, sucked, and played with it until Liz was almost to the brink. Her whining and whimpering was peaking when he completely separated himself from her.

“Uhhh!” Liz cried in disappointment. She was so close and he just left her.

“Don’t worry love, I wouldn’t torture you like that,” Max smiled as he came back down, placing himself above her and entering her like he’d been waiting to do all morning.

“Ahhh! Maxx!” Liz cried out as they became one, reaching her climax instantly. But Max didn’t stop there. Placing a soft kiss on Liz’s lips he continued moving in and out of her, setting up a rhythm that would bring both of them to mutual satisfaction.

When it was over Max rested his forehead to hers as he whispered, “sleep now angel; there’s two of you now and you need rest.” But Liz didn’t hear the last bit as she had already drifted back to sleep.

** ** **

Max watched his mate-to-be as she slept. She was still tired from the last few days, and for good reason, they'd done plenty of celebrating. Celebrating their love, their child, and their wish to be bonded.

Sighing he knew that he needed to leave. He needed to go find Alex and find out what was happening on Antar that needed his attention since he'd taken a day off without warning. Sometimes it was good to be king, though he'd never done anything like that in the past, and he was sure Alex would give him a good talking to about it.

Max gave her slender form one last memory-creating glance before walking through the door and out into the hall. Once Liz was out of reach he found it much easier to put a rein on his emotions.

“Max!” Maria squealed as she jumped up from her seat in the dining room to run across the hall to her brother as he entered through the kitchen doors. She threw herself into his arms and would have ended up on the floor had he not reacted as quickly as he did.

“Maria?! What are you doing here?” Max was stunned. What was his sister doing in the palace...on the planet for that matter? And how had he not known about it? Looking up he noticed his brother-in-law and best friend sitting at the table. “Michael, what's going on?”

“We sent word yesterday that we were coming brother dear, and I was quite surprised to not see you waiting for me when I got off the ship this morning. I mean, Alex and Tallie were there, and then I got to go see Izzie and my beautiful little niece, but no brother.” Maria was rewarded for her digging with the bright blush that rose up on his cheeks.

“I'm sorry...” Max began to explain but was stopped by Michael.

“Hey, no apology needed, but what's the deal with being to busy for all of us?”

“I'll tell you guys later. So how long are you planning on staying?” Max began his own plotting.

“A week or two maybe. I'm not really sure. I have to be back by the new month. We're not finished with rebuilding.”

“That's perfect!” Max's smile lit up his face leaving the others slightly confused but not giving any hint of his plans away.

** ** **

Liz was wandering through the gardens a while later that afternoon. She'd had breakfast in bed at Max's request and then read for a while. But she just had to get out of that room and get some fresh air. She couldn't believe she was going to be the queen, it was all so unreal. Her head was still spinning at the thought of it all.

She was busy in thoughts of Max and their son that she didn't notice the woman sitting on a blanket in front of her until she nearly tripped over her.

“Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry!” Liz began apologizing immediately. “I wasn't paying much attention to where I was going.”

“It's alright, don't worry about it. Would you like to join me? I'm Maria, and you are?”

“Oh, thank you. I'm Liz.” Liz smiled and curtseyed to the other woman who smiled and returned the greeting.

“I don't remember you from around here...” Maria began as she tried to place the dark haired girl somewhere in her mind.

“Wait, Maria as in Max's sister Maria?”

“Yes. Do you work in the palace or something?”

“It's nice to meet you Maria. No, I don't work in the palace. I was just...visiting for a while, but I think I'm going to be staying now,” Liz smiled shyly. Wow, she was actually meeting Max’s other sister. But why hadn’t he said anything about her being here.

“Really? Wait...would you possibly be the reason for my brother's strange behavior?”

Liz blushed knowing that she was responsible for all the changes in Max as Grandma Claudia had told her.

“I suppose that would be me, yes.”

“Well then I'm very happy to meet you. How long have you been here?” Maria was all smiles and friendly happiness with this new friend of hers. She couldn't wait to find out about everything that'd been happening in the palace since she'd been gone. Isabel hadn't told her anything about the palace gossip; she only had eyes for Aurora at the moment.

“I've only been here for a few weeks, though I love the planet already. This palace is beautiful as well.”

“I think so too. I miss it when I'm on Cordova, but Michael says that his planet was once just as beautiful and will be once more when the rebuilding and replanting is done. There was so much destruction when we returned...”

“My home was much different at the time I left it then it had been in my childhood as well. But I'm sure someday soon it'll be as it always was, though I don't know if I'll ever see it.”

“Where are you from?”

“Shadron. I am Elizia Chandel of Shadron.”

“I'm sorry about your brother,” Maria gave her a bittersweet smile, showing that she knew the whole story and did truly sympathize with her new friend.

“Thank you. But it was a long time ago. I've learned to deal with it.”

“So you and my brother?” Maria asked with the biggest smile across her face. She'd seen her brother earlier and something had definitely made a world of difference in his life, or someone. And she liked this girl already and was pretty sure that she was the reason for the change in Max and his unusual behavior.

“Yeah,” Liz mumbled under her breath.

“Yyy! I'm so happy for you both!” Maria squealed.

“I didn't say...”

“Hey, it's okay. I'm just happy for you. I've known for a while now that my brother needs a good woman in his life, and I can tell that you are just that.”

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posted on 15-Nov-2002 3:02:53 AM by fallenpixie
did ya miss me? okay, based on the response, I'd say thats a silly question. I'm so sorry for leaving you all for so long, I didn't mean to, but of course I never mean to do it. But theres no excuses, cause sadly, a guy did not sweep me off my feet and carry me away to have his wicked way with me!*wink* But thats life. Anyways, in honor of Isis, since she is just amazing, and I'm soooo sorry I missed her birthday, but this will be a belated birthday present...I'm going to work to get part 11 done this weekend, though I'm going to Harry Potter tomorrow night (hehehe, opening night, yeay!) so it probably won't be until at least saturday.

Hope thats good enough to satisfy you all. Thanks for all the feedback, I love it and you inspire me so much. It's fabulous*big*

*fallenpixie*
posted on 15-Nov-2002 7:18:01 PM by fallenpixie
Hey guys, I'm alive, and I got out of classes early today cause I just didn't go to my silly discussion and so I had time to write a little and find out that surprise surprise I already had some of this part written. So you get it today! So maybe when I get back from Harry Potter I'll be pleasantly surprised with lotsa feedback!*wink* Enjoy!

*fallenpixie*


Faithful Servant


Part 11

** ** **

It was two hours later and Maria and Liz were still sitting on the blanket talking in the gardens.

“It's nice to have someone here to talk to,” Liz spoke softly. “I haven't really had someone to tell everything to since Kyle died.”

“Well I haven't really had someone to confide in for some time either. I don't know many people on Cordova. But now I have a new friend here. I'm glad you stumbled upon me today.”

“Yeah, me too.” Liz smiled, she'd had an amazing day; not only had she met Max's sister, but she'd also been whole-heartedly accepted by her.

“It was so funny when Max walked into the dining hall this morning. I called his name and ran at him and he was practically stunned stiff because he didn't know I was coming,” Maria laughed.

“Why didn't he?” This only elicited more laughter from Maria, but she got it under control enough to answer.

“Well we sent word yesterday, but he never got the message.” Liz blushed bright red as she put the puzzle pieces together and realized why Max hadn't gotten the message. “And I take it that that's my answer as to why,” Maria grinned evily.

“I...”

“Don't worry about it; you don't have to tell me everything. But what I want to know is what is my brother planning? You're a princess, he can't continue like this. Is he going to marry you?”

Liz's cheeks got pink once more at the warm memories of the last 48 hours. She nodded her head as she spoke.

“He asked me and I accepted. And then I told him that...we're going to have a baby,” Liz's smile spread across her face and the glow that had surrounded her was back again.

“Oh my god! I'm gonna be an aunt again? Congratulations!” Maria gave her soon to be sister-in-law a big hug. “Well, can you keep a secret?”

“Of course.”

“I think I'm pregnant too. Actually, I'm positive. But I haven't told Michael yet.”

“That's great! We'll be pregnant together!” Liz laughed.

“Yeah, too bad we'll be on different planets,” Maria sighed.

“We'll still be able to talk though, won't we?”

“Yeah, we can always talk. Connive behind the guys backs!” she giggled.

“That'll have to do.”

“Yeah, and you'll have Isabel here. You've met her, right? I talked to her earlier, but she didn't say anything about you.”

“We met, it was just after Aurora was born and I got her to go back to sleep. She seems nice.”

“She is. She has her moods, but since she and Alex were bonded she's been so much better. He grounds her, keeps her from being icy.”

“So, are you going to have to go through this all alone on Cordova?”

“Well, I was going to ask Grandma Claudia if maybe she'd come to me so I don't have to be alone.”

“I'm sure she will. You shouldn't have to be alone.”

“Thanks. But remember, no telling my brother or husband,” Maria smiled.

“I haven't even met your husband yet, but don't worry, not a word, I promise.”

“Come on, we should be heading inside. I'm sure Max has a big dinner planned since we're here, we should go get ourselves ready. After all, this will be your introduction to the rest of the family. Max will probably want to make his announcement.”

“Yeah...why do I feel so nervous about this?”

“Don't sweat it. If you need a friendly face, I'll be right there.”

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When Liz walked into Max's room, and hers too now, she found Max going through her dresses in the closet. Coming up behind him quietly she wrapped her arms around his waist and whispered in his ear.

“You know I really don't think pink is your color.”

“Liz!” Max jumped slightly at her touch and immediately turned around, wrapping his arms securely around her. “I was just picking out a dress for you to wear tonight,” he mumbled against her neck.

“What, I can't pick my own clothes?” she smiled teasingly.

“No…I mean yes you can…I mean…I just want you to look absolutely beautiful tonight because my sister Maria's here with her husband, and everyone will be at dinner and I'm going to tell everyone our great news.” Max placed a kiss on her lips, devouring her sweet taste that he'd missed so much in the hours he'd been away from her.

Liz didn't bother replying with words, she simply drew her arms tighter around his neck deepening the kiss. In one swift motion Max had her swept up in his arms tight against his chest as he made his way to the giant bed.

Laying her on her back Max fell down over her, kissing every inch of exposed skin as his hands quickly sought to expose the rest of it, removing every shred of her clothing.

“Faster Max...” Liz moaned into her lover’s ear.

“We...we probably shouldn't,” Max spoke, his voice betraying his desire. “Dinner...my family'll be waiting.”

“Kiss me...”

That clenched it for Max. Throwing caution to the wind he became the man he'd been the day before when he'd blown all his duties off to lay in bed and worship her. He instantly obeyed her command and brought his lips crushing down on hers in a kiss full of need and desire.

Liz met him kiss for kiss as her hands quickly moved to relieve him of his clothes as well. His boxers were the last to go and he didn't waste a second in becoming one with her. They both moaned out their pleasure into each others mouths at the union.

It was fast and hard as they grinded against one another to reach their peaks. The urgency in Liz's voice only spurred Max on as she encouraged him more and more. She had become much more vocal than she'd been originally and Max found himself enjoying it immensely.

Leaving her lips, his mouth found one of her beady nipples and gently biting down he got just the reaction he was looking for. He sucked on it and caressed it gently with his tongue, soothing after the little bite. Mostly, he just loved her taste, every bit of this girl was pure heaven, and she was all his, forever.

Max was almost ready to explode when he found her clit and began massaging and rolling it between his thumb and forefinger, squeezing it ever so softly. That was all Liz needed to cry out and clamp down around him as he joined her, loving the feel of releasing into this dark beauty. His mouth moved back up her body, finding her supple lips once more and indulging in a much slower, loving, affectionate kiss than the one that had started it all.

“Mmm...I think I might need a shower now,” Liz giggled.

“I think I agree.”

“Hey!”

“No,” Max found himself laughing through his explanation, “I meant for me too.”

“Maybe not a good idea or we'll be even later,” Liz smiled back at him, tossing him a wink as she closed the door behind her.

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posted on 17-Nov-2002 4:46:35 AM by fallenpixie
Hey guys, thanks for the feedback, I love it all!

Some of you were asking about Harry Potter, it was great! I loved it, especially Oliver Wood...sigh...drool...I just love his accent, and he's so cute too. But anyway, I thought the movie was pretty good, but you can definitely tell the kids are growing up, Ron's voice cracking was cute. But I don't want to give anything away really, but if you go see the movie, stay till the end of the credits cause there's something at the end. Now I can't wait for the next movie, though it'll be sad without Richard Harris as Dumbledore...he will definitely be missed.

Okay, well thats my exciting movie news. I don't know when I'll have the next part up, I need to get some writing done first cause all I have right now is maybe half a page, if that, which would not satisfy any of you...so to bed I go and hopefully in the morning to write.

*fallenpixie*

posted on 3-Dec-2002 1:16:40 AM by fallenpixie
Hey everyone, I hope those of you here in the US who celebrate it had a great thanksgiving...my vacation sure was eventful...

Anyways, I thought I'd let you know that I'm terribly sorry but right now I have numerous papers to write and finals to study for in the next 16 days that I'm kinda freaking out and I don't think I'll be able to write any more of this story until after that. You know, all this stress just doesn't help writing this kind of story, it just doesn't flow...

But I'll try to get some more out when I get home to enjoy that lovely Christmas break that I'm looking forward to like the bright shining light at the end of a terribly dark and dismal tunnel.

Thanks for the bumps, and welcome to the new readers, just to let you know I love hearing from ya!*wink**big*

*fallenpixie*

posted on 24-Dec-2002 2:46:44 AM by fallenpixie
Thanks everyone for being so patient! You're all amazing...I love the feedback, keep it coming, and all the bumps make me smile. All that blah school crap is done with, at least for the next few weeks. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Happy Holidays, and all that fun stuff! I'll be having relatives and such around the house for the next few days so I don't think any writing will get done. No promises when the next part will be out cause I'm kinda stuck on what to do next in this story, I know where I want to go, but the words just aren't flowing. But I will try. ENough babbling, you've waited long enough for this part, so enjoy!

*fallenpixie*





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Part 12

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“Maybe I should go get Max. Maybe I forgot to tell him what time,” Alex spoke up from the table where everyone was sitting together waiting for their host.

“No, let him be,” Isabel stopped him with a strong hand on his shoulder.

“Yeah, besides, you wouldn't want to interrupt something,” Maria smiled with that wicked glint in her eyes.

“Ugh...Ria, I really didn't need to hear that about my brother,” Isabel argued in disgust.

“He's my brother too! I'm just glad to see him so happy, and whatever makes him happy, I want it to stay that way.” Maria looked up and her eyes lighted on something in the doorway.

It was Max dressed nicely in a pair of black slacks and a black long sleeved shirt, with Liz on his arm in a beautiful lavender dress with white lace. It had a low neckline, showing lots of cleavage, a tight bodice that flared out slightly at the hips in a bell shape that fell to the floor.

Maria immediately admired her; she looked beautiful in that dress, but not only that, she was a sweet girl and had brought that glow to Max’s cheeks.

“Look who finally decided to show up,” Michael joked as they all stood to greet the king.

“Sorry,” Max apologized, but that was all he offered as he watched a slight blush tint Liz's cheeks with the knowledge of just what had made them late. She tried to hide behind Max but he wouldn't let her, instead he led her to their places at the table, seating her directly on his right.

“Liz, it's great to see you again,” Maria smiled at the girl she now found sitting across from her.

“You two met?” Max questioned with raised eyebrows.

“In the garden this afternoon,” she winked at her brother while Liz simply nodded in assent without looking up from her hands now clasped tightly in her lap.

“Well for those of you who haven't met her, I'd like you all to meet Liz.”

Dinner was going great, Liz couldn’t ask for anything more. These people all seemed to be accepting her and inviting her into their lives with open arms. Alex, who she hadn’t really seen much of but had heard a lot about from Max, proved to be a funny young man who was madly in love with his wife who he fawned over religiously. Isabel was polite and had that regal air about her that left no doubt of her royal birth, yet there was a soft gentleness to her every move typical to mothers. Maria was all friendliness and smiles. Then of course there was Grandma Claudia who seemed to look upon all of them with a content smile and bright light in her eyes as if she knew something that was beyond them.

Standing up Max glanced around the table at all the people who meant the most to him, and Liz, who in such a short amount of time had come to mean more than he’d thought possible. Max cleared his head with a shake and cleared his throat gaining everyone’s attention.

“I have an announcement to make,” his voice was strong like a king, but smooth as silk to Liz’s ear. “In two weeks there is going to be a wedding in the palace, and I’d love nothing more than to have you all there,” he paused a moment for dramatic effect before continuing. “I’ve asked the Princess of Shadron to marry me and she has agreed.”

Maria’s eyes glittered with delight as she looked to her brother’s right at the quiet brunette sitting with her head slightly bowed. Did everyone not know who she was? Oh, this was interesting.

“Who? Maxwell, you don’t even know this princess! How could you?” Isabel asked. She’d always gotten the hint from her brother that nothing could make him marry except love. He’d always avoided their father’s talk of duty and responsibilities.

“I don’t get it Max, what’s up?” Alex questioned as he put an arm around his wife’s shoulders to calm her a bit; she tended get a little emotional at times like these since the baby was born.

Claudia just smiled inwardly at the light in both Max and Liz’s eyes. This was meant to be and it was time for good things to prosper in the palace once more.

Max smiled at everyone’s confusion as he reached a hand down to Liz to help her stand beside him. “I said, I’ve asked Liz to marry me, and she’s agreed.” It was obvious to everyone at that moment the look of love in his eyes as he brought her hand to his lips and gently caressed it with his lips.

“Congratulations big brother, you deserve it,” Maria was the first to speak up. “Welcome to the family Liz!” Getting up she gave them each a hug and whispered in Liz’s ear for support, “don’t worry, they don’t bite, I promise.”

“Thanks,” Liz whispered back.

“She’s…?” Isabel whispered amazed.

“Yes, I am. It’s nice to meet you Princess Isabel,” Liz returned with a slight curtsey which was returned by Max’s slightly confused sister.

Michael was just confused until Maria pulled him aside and explained to him what had happened before they’d arrived. With a laugh Michael approached the new couple and congratulated them, but not without first giving his brother-in-law a hard time about the situation in which he met his bride-to-be.

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By the end of the night Liz collapsed onto the bed in exhaustion but a slight smile graced her lips. It had felt so nice to finally be known for who she was and accepted among Max’s family. Now this palace was beginning to feel a lot more like home.

“Tired?” a husky voice rumbled from somewhere above her; her eyes were closed and she couldn’t see, but of course she knew it was Max. What she didn’t know was how good he was looking without his shirt on at that moment.

“Mmm…” she mumbled as she stretched her hands over her head and arched her back.

Grinning at her catlike motions Max felt his body’s immediate response to her. Gees, all she had to do was move and he’d literally get excited. But looking at her from above he wouldn’t go back a single day to change anything.

“Come on love, you don’t want to sleep in that dress.” Max sat her up in his arms, leaning her against his chest as he helped her to get the dress off, laying her back to finish the job. That only left her in a pair of dainty lacy panties and no bra…oh the places his mind was going he couldn’t help the groan that escaped his lips.

He placed her dress across a chair and followed suit with his pants, leaving him in only a pair of midnight blue silk boxers that would’ve had Liz all over him had she not been nearly passed out on the bed. Max had to admit though, she looked so adorable laying there in nothing but her panties on his…no, their bed.

Liz was already asleep by the time Max got back to her on the bed. Carefully so as not to wake her he took her in his arms and placed her beneath the covers and laid beside her, pulling her close so her head rested against his chest. This was the way it should always be. She moved slightly, wrapping her arms around him, pulling him just a little bit closer to her own body. Max was in heaven as the mists of dreamland enveloped him in its depths.

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posted on 2-Feb-2003 2:24:33 PM by fallenpixie
Wow...I'm amazed that you guys have stuck with me and haven't completely forgotten about this story yet, but thank you!!! Okay, now time for the excuses and blah blah blah... Well I'm not gonna offer any excuses for why I haven't posted till now, I guess I'm just lazy. But I will offer a reason for why I'm gonna have to make you guys wait another at least 2 possibly 3 weeks for an update. That would be that my computer isn't in my possession at the moment and I have to look but I don't know if I have an updated version of this story on disk. The computer is being sent somewhere in texas to have the motherboard replaced or somesuch nonsense, so when I get it back I'll try to get something out as soon as possible, but just know there won't be anything until then. I'll let you know when I get it back so you can be expecting the update. Sorry for the delays...

*fallenpixie