posted on 8-May-2002 9:33:26 AM by ISLANDGIRL5
Title: Destiny Always Comes With a Price
Category: M/L, M/M, K/I
Disclaimer: Nothing belongs to me. They all belong to, well, do I really have to tell you? I mean, we all know his name by now, right?!?!?
Summary:post Departure; Season 3 is non existent in my little world.
Note: There is a 3 part prologue to this story. Find it here.
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I know this has been done before, but this is my version. Look at it this way- you can never have too much Pod Squad!!
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Destiny Always Comes With A Price
Chapter 1


Three months ago, 6 lives were turned upside down. 6 people who had been through it all. Death. Betrayal. Secrets. Government cover ups. But the discovery made one summer day would change their lives yet again. This time, they discovered something they thought was gone forever. The discovered the Granolith. When Tess left, they thought it was gone for good. And gone with it, Max' s hopes of ever finding his son. Isabel's and Michaels hopes of ever seeing the place they were born. Shattered. But when Max started having strange dreams, they all went to the dessert to see if they could decipher them. That's when they found it. Somehow, it had made it's way back to earth. They took it as a sign that they were needed. That someone was asking for their help.

It had been two months since the Pod Squad had left earth. They knew When they left, Max, Isabel, and Michael, along with Liz, Kyle and Maria had told their parents everything. The Parkers, Evanses, Amy Deluca, and Jim Valenti had gathered at the Crashdown upon all receiving notes to meet there. The six teenagers then told them everything. Told them the truth about Alex. And about Tess and the baby, the real reason she had left Roswell, and the enemy she had turned out to be. They figured since they were leaving all of a sudden, the least they could do was tell them the truth. Jim already knew, and Mrs. Evans knew her children were different, but she just didn't know how different. And to Amy, more things had made sense to her after she realized what was going on, like the flashes she had been having about that day at the UFO center. The Parker's had acted stranger than anyone that day. They had stayed eerily quite, and not said much of anything since.

After they left, Maria, Kyle and Liz became inseparable. Their parents didn't mind though. They were able to give comfort to each other like only they could. They would all three spend hours on end on the cliff, reminiscing and talking, and sometimes just thinking. About lost loves and broken dreams. Kyle had told Liz and Maria about his feeling for Isabel, and the girls realized that he was hurting just as much as they were. Now the three teens had no secrets between them.

They were like a unit. Like lock and key. Coffee and a mug. If one was missing, the others didn't work. Maria was the soul of the group. She was what gave them heart. Kept a smile, even though it may have been forced. Liz was the mind. The brain. She was the one that kept them sane. Rational. Kept them from going crazy with grief. Kyle was the strength of the group. More than once, he had physically had to carry Maria or Liz home, when their sobs had weakened them beyond walking capabilities. They went everywhere together, and spent all their time at school together. They had somewhat become celebrities in school, because they stuck to themselves so much. The three of them would walk down the halls, and all the younger kids would start whispering about them. Why they were so quiet, why they never talked to anyone else, and why the always looked so sad. On any given night, the three of them would be together, either at the Valenti home, the Parker home, or the Deluca home. More often than anything, they would fall asleep on Liz's balcony, staring at the stars, making up dreams for themselves.

Maria liked to imagine Michael as a fierce soldier, with a heart of gold. She would watch Braveheart, over and over again, and picture Michael in Mel Gibson's place. Kyle would daydream about Isabel, seeing her with a crown on her head, holding herself up high. He liked to think of her as Miss America. With all the poise and grace of a beauty queen, but all the innocence and youth of a college girl. Liz would imagine Max sitting at a great throne, with butlers and maids running around all day, trying to keep him happy. She imagined him blushing and getting more than embarassed at all the attention.

Just recently had their parents begun to think it was unhealthy, and that they needed to get out, to get to know more people their age. So the three of them decided to try to get on with their lives. They had spent enough time thinking and crying over the futures they would never have. They decided that it was time to get on with the futures that they would have. But they would start tomorrow. Tonight they were going back to the cliff. It was part of the healing process, it was a final goodbye to the three people who had so drastically changed their lives.

When they got to the cliff, Maria, Kyle and Isabel sat together where they always sat. Side by side.

"Do you think we will ever forget?" Kyle asked.

"No,"Liz replied. "Sometimes, things happen in your life that you have no control over. And whether you want it to or not, those are the things that will shape the rest of your lives. I think that we may learn to move on, but that we may never forget. At least I hope I never forget."

"Guys, do you feel anything different?", Maria asked.

"Like what,"replied Kyle.

"I don't know," Maria said. "Feels like there is something different in the air. Or maybe it's just me. I don't know. I just have this weird feeling about tonight. Like it's hard to breath. The air is thick, or something."

"It's just because we know what tonight means. Goodbye. And deep down, our subconsciousness won't let us let go." Liz replied.

"No, it's more than that. It's almost like. . ."

"Maria!" Liz screamed.

Kyle caught Maria just as her head was about to hit the rock. "Maria, it's okay. I've got you," he said.

Maria's eyes opened slowly, and they had a look in them like Liz and Kyle had never seen before.

"Oh migosh! Maria, what happened?",Liz asked.
"It was Michael. I got a flash. He sent me a message. They're coming back Liz. And they are coming back now."

"What do you mean ‘they're coming back?" Liz asked.

"I mean they are coming back. To Roswell. Max, Michael and Isabel. Tonight. They are coming back for us."

"Maria, they. . they can't just come back. They went to Antar for reasons that are beyond our control. They can't just decide to come back.," Kyle told Maria.

"Yeah, Maria. Kyle is right. What about Max's Baby. And the war that is going on there. Not to mention the fact that Kivar is there trying to take control of everything. They have things to do there. They wouldn't leave the people. Max is their King. They need him." Said Liz.

"Maybe you are just upset. Maybe coming back here was a mistake. You are just misinterpreting some memory that coming back here has stirred up. You are surprised. That's all," said Kyle.

"Liz," said Maria, grabbing Liz's hand. "If Anyone will believe me, it's you. You got flashes from Max. You know how they feel. Now I am getting them from Michael. I know what I saw. I saw everything. I saw Michael, and Isabel. And I saw Max and. ."

"Okay," Liz said, cutting her off. "If you got flashes, then why didn't Kyle or I get any from Isabel or Max? Wouldn't they have tried to make contact with us too?"

"I don't know," Maria answered. "But they are coming. And lots of things have happened to them. They want to tell us though. They want us to . ."

"Ohmigosh." This time it was Kyle who cut her off. "You guys, look."

Maria and Liz both looked toward the direction that Kyle was pointing in. There was a streak of light that was headed straight toward the cliff. It looked exactly as it did the day they had left. In seconds, there was a loud boom and the cliff where Kyle, Liz and Maria were sitting shook, and smoke filled the air. As soon as they recovered, the smoke begun to clear. Walking through the middle of it was Isabel Evans.

Kyle breathed in a sigh of surprise. Before he knew it, he had run to Isabel, and had her in his arms. And before she knew it, Isabel found herself kissing Kyle.

"There is so much I want to say to you Kyle. So much I should have said before I left. So much that . ."

Kyle cut her off with a kiss. "Not now Isabel. There is so much we both need to say. But not now." He kissed her again. And this time, they both wanted to just be happy. For a moment. Now they were back together, and nothing could have made them happier.

"Michael!" Maria's scream made Kyle, Isabel and Liz jump. They all watched as Michael and Maria ran straight into each others arms.

"Maria, I love you. I miss you." Michael said before he kissed her. " I don't want to ever be apart again."
"I got your message, Michael,"Maria said excitedly and out of breath. "You tried to reach me. And I got it. But How Michael? How can you come back, what happened back on Antar?"

"We will tell you guys everything but not right now. It's not the time." Michael answered.

"Umm. . .You guys," Liz said questioningly. "Where's Max?"

Michael and Isabel exchanged looks. "He's coming out now Liz," Isabel said. "But there is something I should tell you."

"There he is!" said Kyle, "and he's . ."pointing in the direction Michael and Isabel had come from.

"Oh migosh, Liz", Maria said in disbelief, interrupting Kyle. "Look at him"

Liz turned in the direction of the cliff to see Max. Nothing could have ever prepared the three of them for what they saw.

"Max", Liz whispered, barely audible. Then everything went black..

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Allrighty, guys. Let me know what you think. I thrive on FB!

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posted on 8-May-2002 1:36:10 PM by ISLANDGIRL5
Justme, Orion, Littlebit, Thanks for the FB, hope you guys like my story.

Stacey, hehe..you are so funny. Guess what? Just for you, I found the 3rd part to the prologue, and posted it. Hope you like!

Oh yeah- and I will post a new part every couple days or so. Keeps it interesting.....
posted on 11-May-2002 1:20:29 PM by ISLANDGIRL5
hehe...Yes, Stacey, this story is completely written, for the most part. But now that I have more experience writing it, I have to make some changes as I post the new parts. bigger and better, right?

Hope you guys like this part.

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CHAPTER 2

"Liz!" Kyle sidestepped just in time to reach out and break Liz's fall. He picked up her limp body in his arms and turned to glare at Max. He'd had plenty of practice scooping Liz and Maria up in the past couple of months. Both had fainted a few times when dealing with their heartbreak had gotten to be too much stress.

Maria instinctively let go of Michael and went to stand protectively in front of Kyle and Liz. She too turned to glare at Max. Standing in front of them, Tess at his side, and a small baby in his arms. Maria couldn't even think about the baby. All she could think about was Tess.

"What is she doing here?" Maria screamed. She didn't wait for an answer. She reached down to the ground at her feet, and picked up a rock the size of a grapefruit. She hurled it straight at Tess's head. She gasped, and heard Kyle's sharp intake of breath behind her as they watched the rock sail straight through her and land on the ground behind her.

"Maria-"

Maria held up her hand and glared warning Michael to be quiet. Sure, she had spent the last few months mourning his loss, but she wasn't about to accept him back if it meant accepting Tess.

"What is that, Tess? Another one of your alien powers?" Kyle asked, the anger dripping from his voice.

Maria was about to say something else when she stopped because Tess had started to speak.

"I'm sorry," Tess whispered. Maria's eyes grew wide, and Kyle all but dropped Liz's body on the ground when they saw Tess dissolve into thin air in front of them.

"Max, tell us what that was," Maria said.

"It was an image. Her image. She wanted to see you. She just-"

"Wanted to see us. Well that's a surprise. Tell her sorry doesn't cut it Max." Kyle said. He saw Max staring at Liz's body, and looked down to make sure she was okay. She looked like she was sleeping. Kyle knew it would be a few minutes before she woke up.

"What makes her think we want to talk to her? After all she did. After what she did to Alex. To Liz. To all of us. She betrayed us!" Maria said.

"Maria, we ca explain everything. We are exhausted. I have very little energy left. Please, can we go rest, explain later?" Max asked.

Maria glanced from Michael to Isabel to Max to the bundle in his arms. When they showed up, she had been ready to accept them with open arms. But seeing Tess with them threw her for a loop. If they trusted Tess, then could she still trust them? Maria was furious to think that they would have brought her here after everything that happened. As if seeing her weren't traumatizing enough, she had vanished right before their eyes. For all she knew, this whole setup could be another one of Tess's mindwarps. Maybe she was back to finish them off since Michael, Max, and Isabel weren't there to protect them from her. Right now, there were so many thoughts and questions rolling around in her head that she could hardly think straight.

"Maria, please. Kyle?" Isabel looked from one to the other, her eyes pleading with them. Both of them looked the same. Like they were sizing them up. Deciding whether or not they were friends or enemies. "The trip. It drained us. We need to rest."

Michael took a step toward her, and Maria backed up closer to Kyle. She still wasn't sure what to do.

"Maria, please," Michael said.

After a moment, Maria turned to Kyle. "We need to take her home. Her parents are gone for the weekend. We can take them all back to the Parker's place." She turned to help Kyle carry Liz down the rocks and Max, Michael, and Isabel followed.



Later, in her room at home, Liz woke up to see Kyle's worried features hovering above her.

"Liz, are you okay? You've been out an awfully long time," Kyle asked.

Suddenly, Liz remembered what had happened. She shot straight up out of bed, and Kyle moved out of her way just in time to avoid their heads colliding mid air.

"Max." Liz said.

Kyle reached over and eased her back down so she was leaning up against the pillows piled against her headboard.

"He's in the other room. Isabel and Michael too. They're sleeping."

"Tess was here."

"No, Liz. It was a trick. One of her mindwarps, or something."

"How?"

"We don't know yet. We don't know anything. They'll tell us when they wake up."

"Kyle, did he-was he- I mean, was there a baby with him?"

Kyle nodded his head, and Liz's attention was drawn to Maria, as she got up from a chair in the corner of the room. She had a small bundle in her arms, and she walked to the edge of Liz's bed.

"He was crying. Max didn't wake up. I went in and got him. We don't even know his name."

Liz held out her arms for Maria to hand her the baby. Maria hesitated, then leaned in and handed her the baby. She stood next to Kyle, waiting for Liz's reaction.

Liz looked up at them. "I'll be fine," she said, hinting at them that she wanted to be alone.

Maria nor Kyle moved, but Kyle started to speak. Liz stopped him. "We'll be fine," she said. Reluctantly, Kyle and Maria got up and walked to the door.

"If you need us, we'll be right downstairs," Maria said. Liz nodded at her, and watched as they left her room and shut the door.

Liz looked down at the baby in her arms. He had deep, dark, golden amber eyes. Just like Max's. And golden hair that shone like honey. Just like Tess's. The baby giggled and reached up, wrapping his tiny hand around Liz's finger. The baby gurgled as a lone tear slid down Liz's cheek.

Liz was stunned. This was Max's baby. With Tess. Max had slept with Tess. But maybe it was partly her fault. After all, he thought she had slept with Kyle. Because of Future Max, Liz had pushed Max away from her. And towards Tess. She had broken his heart, and Tess had been there to pick up the pieces. This should have been her baby. Her's and Max's. It had been her dream. Part of her wanted to hate Max. Or Future Max. Or both. For taking that away from her.

The baby started to whimper, and Liz frowned. After a minute, he was crying full fledged. She checked his diaper and it was clean. He must be hungry. She got up from the bed and looked around her room. She tried to find something he could suck on, but she couldn't. And he was still crying. Liz reached her hand down to the baby's face to try to comfort him. He immediately stopped crying when he reached out and grabbed her pinky finger, putting into his mouth to suck on it.

"Well, little one," Liz whispered. "Looks like you've had more experience at this than I have," she told the baby. The baby almost seemed to smile at Liz, and she couldn't help but smile back.

Opening her door, and easing into the hallway, Liz looked down at the baby. "Shhh," she said. She walked to the doorway of the room where Max, Michael and Isabel were. The door was slightly ajar, and she could make out Isabel's form in the middle of the big bed, and Michael and Max on the floor on either side. She pulled the door completely shut, and tiptoed downstairs to the Crashdown. At the bottom of the stairs, she paused and smiled at the sight of her friends. Kyle and Maria were laying on the couch in the back room of the restaurant, Kyle's head at one end, Maria's at the other. Both of them were sound asleep.


Liz went into the kitchen, and picked up a baby carrier from the corner. Her mother and father kept them on hand for convenience of customers who came in with small children. She put a blanket in it, and laid the baby inside. She also had some brand new baby bottles. Liz opened one, put some milk in it, and carried baby and all to the dining area. She slid into one of the booths and set the carrier on the table. She picked up the baby and laid him comfortably in her arms. She put the bottle in his mouth, and waited for him to eat.

There were so many questions running through her mind. Part of her wanted to run upstairs, and jerk Max awake and demand answers. Part of her wasn't sure if she was ready to talk to him just yet. And yet, still, another part wanted to run to him, and kiss him, and tell him she loved him, and wrap her arms around him and never let go. She wanted to know about everything that happened on Antar. She wanted to know about Tess. She wanted to know what happened, and where she really was. And she wanted to know about the baby. Liz couldn't take her eyes off him. He was so tiny. He was so beautiful. So Max. And she knew nothing about him. She didn't even know his name.

Behind her, Liz heard the door to the back room ease open and someone walk in. She didn't even have to turn around. She knew it was Max. She could feel him.

Max walked around and sat across from Liz and the baby. "His name is Alex," he said.
posted on 13-May-2002 9:34:52 AM by ISLANDGIRL5
Okay. so, the next chapter is written, but it needs some re-writing in a couple parts. I hope to have it finished by the end of the day. Hopefully. I'm kinda swamped today, and I'm trying real hard to get this part to where I want it.

I have to update Chasing Arizona first, so if I manage to get that done, then this one will be next.

Thanks for all the FB. And send me some positive vibes. It helps me work faster.

Later, kiddoes!

~Christian~
posted on 13-May-2002 3:49:05 PM by ISLANDGIRL5
*ISLANDGIRL5 wipes her hand across her forehead....whew! I did it!*

All righty, guys. I did it. I got a new part out. Know what thet means, right? that means I get awsome FB, right ?!?!?

I had to sneak around, so my boss didn't catch me playing, but I got it done!!

Ladies and Gentlmean, without furhter ado, here is Destiny Always Comes With A Price, Part 3.

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CHAPTER 3
posted on 13-May-2002 5:08:47 PM by ISLANDGIRL5
Wow!!! I Don't know what happened, but I am so silly. My chapter didn't post!

Here it is...
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CHAPTER 3

Liz stared at Max. Suddenly, everything else disappeared. She could hear her heart beat ringing in her ears, yet the room was eerily silent. She had waited for him to come back. Mourned for his loss. Cried for his return. Prayed for his safety. She was half afraid to blink. Scared to death that if she closed her eyes, that he would be gone when she opened them and she would be back in her bed, having another dream, like so many she had already had.

Max watched as the emotions flicked across Liz's face. This was the moment he had waited for since the day he had left Roswell. What was happening? Wasn't she glad to see him? Why was she looking at him that way? Was that fear in her eyes? Was she...scared...of him? Max's heart plummeted to his feet at the thought that Liz was afraid of him.

"Liz?" he asked, concerned.

"Am I dreaming," she whispered. "Because if I am, don't let them wake me up. Please."

Max's body shuddered in surge of relief. She wasn't scared of him. She was scared that he wasn't really here.

Max got up and switched to the same side of the booth as Liz. He reached over and took the baby from her arms, laying him in the baby seat sitting on the table in front of him. He covered the baby with the blanket, the whole time, keeping his eyes locked on Liz's intense gaze.

When his hands were free, he reached over and grabbed one of Liz's in his own. She reached up with her free hand and let her fingers run down his cheek. She let out a small sob as he closed his eyes and leaned into her palm.

"This isn't a dream, Liz," he whispered, his lips mere centimeters from hers. Finally, their lips met. The air around them sizzled with all the pent up emotions of the last few months. Frustration. Loss. Sadness. Passion. And Love. Liz leaned into Max and he put his hand behind her head to pull her closer to him.

Finally, Max broke away and breathed in deeply. The kiss had left him breathless, and his hear racing at an immeasureable pace. He leaned his forehead in against Liz's.

"I love you."

"I love you, Max."

They sat for a minute, foreheads resting against each other, hearts dancing together, in a joyful celebration of being back together once more. They didn't move until Alex whimpered in his seat, and Max reached over to put the bottle back in his mouth. He turned to look back at Liz. He could see the questions burning in her eyes, and he wanted so badly to tell her. But he had promised Isabel and Michael they would tell everything together.

"Can we wait? Until they wake up? We all want to be together."

"I'll wait, Max. Just don't leave me. Please. Don't ever go away again," Liz pleaded.

Max put his hands on Liz's cheeks and kissed her forehead. "Never, Liz. I'm afraid you're stuck with me for the rest of your life."

Liz smiled, and settled into the comfort of Max's arms.



Isabel woke up, and saw Max was already gone. She knew he must be with Liz. Titptoeing out of the room, she went to find Kyle. She looked in Liz's room, and it was empty. She checked her balcony, and the small living room, noone was there. She realized he must be downstairs. Heading down the stairs to the back room, Isabel saw Kyle sitting on a chair, staring at the stairs. He had been waiting for her.

When Kyle saw Isabel, he jumped up and ran to her. He had sat there waiting for her to come down. When he had woken up, he wasn't surprised to find himself on a couch with Maria. He and Liz and Maria had fallen asleep in odd places many times in the last months. He had been sleeping so hard that he couldn't remember if having Isabel, Max and Michael come back had been a dream or not. His first instinct had been to run upstairs and check, but he was desperately afraid that he would get there and the room would be empty. So, he had just pulled up a chair and watied to see if she would come down. And she had.

"Isabel, is it really you?" Kyle asked, moving his hands from her cheeks to her neck to her arms, back to her face.

"Kyle, it's me. It's me. I came back for you," she said, tears welling up in her eyes.

"Isabel, you have no idea what this had been like for me. I thought I'd never see you again. I thought I'd never have a chance to tell you how I feel. I have to tell you, Isabel. I Love You. I never asked to be included in on your secret. But fate brought me into it. And since then, my life has been flipped over and over again, until sometimes, I don't even recognize it anymore. But somewhere in the middle of this, I fell for you, Isabel. I have never loved anyone so much in my life. You are my best friend, but you're so much more. You're it for me. I know that now. And I was so afraid I wouldn't get to tell you.."

"Kyle, I love you, so much," Isabel managed to say. She threw her arms around Kyle's neck and kissed him with all the passion and tenderness she could muster. "You can tell me everything. And you can tell me over and over again. For the rest of our lives-"

Isabel was cut off when Kyle's lips came crashing into hers in an urgent and passion filled kiss. When they finally broke apart, they walked hand and hand into the Crashdown the meet Max and Liz.



Maria woke up, and noticed Kyle gone. She ran upstairs, and checked Liz's room and her balcony. Empty. She ran down the hall and threw open the door to the spare room, and stopped dead in her tracks. Michael Guerin was standing there, looking straight at her. Neither one of them said anything to each other. Michael blinked his eyes once, then twice, then again. He wanted to make sure this wasnt' a dream. He was about the reach out and touch her face. Her hair. Her.

But he never reached her. Because she got to him first. She threw herself in his arms, and kissed his neck, his cheeks, his lips.

"Michael, I love you. I missed you so much. Please. Tell me you're here to stay. Tell me you're not leaving again. I don't care about Tess about anything. Just please, tell me you're not leaving."

Michael chuckled at Maria's babbling. He had waited months to hear her voice again, and even that annoying little habit of hers was music to his ears.

"I'm not going anywhere ever again. Not unless you go with me."

Maria squealed in delight, and jumped into Michael's arms. Still kissing his neck, Michael carried her that way down the stairs and into the Crashdown to see their friends. They had some explaining to do.

When Isabel and Kyle walked in, Maria and Michael weren't far behind. Everyone started talking at once.

Isabel surprised Maria and Liz by grabbing one of them in each one of her arms and pulling them into a three way hug.

"I missed you guys," she said, sniffling. "You two are like my sisters. I never realized how much you meant until I didn't have you around anymore. I'm sorry."

Maria and Liz just laughed, and hugged her back. "We missed you too, Isabel," Liz said.

Michael and Max slapped Kyle on the back, and gave each other high fives. Then Michael went to hug Liz, and Max hugged Maria. They were all laughing and crying, tears of joy and happiness. For a minute, all the questions, all the doubts vanished. The six people were just glad to be together again. Although, now, their tight little circle had a brand new edition.

Kyle walked over to the table, and picked up Alex, who was laughing with the others. He seemed to be just as happy as they were.

"Well, now," he said, lifting the baby up in air, causing him to giggle out loud and flail his arms and legs about. "Who's this cute little guy?"

Max and Liz walked over to Kyle. "That's Alex," Max said. " My son."

Kyle and Maria both looked at him in surprise. "Tess named her son Alex?" Maria asked what both of them had been thinking. Liz hadn't said anything about the baby's name yet. She wanted to ask, but she knew she didn't have to. Max would tell her. He would tell them all they wanted to know.

Max shook his head.

"Can I hold him?" Maria asked. Kyle handed the giggling baby to Maria, and her green eyes filled with tears as the baby looked at her and flashed his wide, toothless grin.

Watching Maria and the baby, Liz had an image of the old Alex. Smiling, giving her a thumbs up signal. His imaged waved, then fleed from her imagination.

After a few more minutes, Max and Liz sat down in the booth, with Kyle and Isabel across from them. Michael pulled a chair from the back room, and sat on it. He pulled Maria onto his lap and they all sat quietly for a minute.

Michael, Isabel, and Max prepared themselves to tell about their trip, and Maria, Liz, and Kyle were preparing to hear about it. There were so many things they wanted to know. So many questions they wanted to ask. Little did they know that what they were about to hear would change them and shape the rest of their lives. Forever.

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posted on 16-May-2002 6:17:23 PM by ISLANDGIRL5
Hey guys. Sorry this part is so short, but I wanted to get something out, and I was right in the middle of this part. I don't feel good, so I'm gonna go to bed and get better.

You guys left me lots of good FB, so I want to give y'all (so I'm a southern girl...hehe...)another part. I found a good stopping place, so here's what I have.

Enjoy!

~Christian~

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CHAPTER 4A

Max looked at Mchael and Isabel, both nodding their agreement at him.

He looked from Liz to Kyle, to Maria.

"Where do I start?" he said, to noone in particular.

"Well, how about from the moment that door closed and sealed you guys in that thing?" Maria said, helping him out.

Max took a deep breath. "Well, we don't remember much about the trip. We activated the Granolith, it got dark, then we just woke up on Antar. It was our first time in the Granolith, and our bodies hadn't prepared themselves for the energy. So, the Granolith put us asleep. To protect us. That's when it worked on our bodies. Got them used to traveling. Our destination was predetermined. It knew we were going home, it took us there."

"When we woke up, or mother was there. She was waiting for us. The Granolith somehow contacted her. As soon as we got there, we started helping. It was horrible. The war has left the planet in almost complete ruins. Khivar has fought with a vengeance that is unimaginable. He wants the throne, and he will stop at nothing to get it. My mother wanted us to go into hiding right away. To be safe. But I couldn't do that. On Antar, I'm King. They look to me for answers. Guidance. Hope. I couldn't stand by and let my people fight my war. Michael and Isabel agreed. So we went out together. It was worse than I imagined. The people were putting up a good fight, but Khivar slowly but surely overcoming them. For two months, Michael, Isabel and myself traveled across the planet, fighting and helping wherever we could."

"What was it like?" Maria asked, wideyed. "Was everyone just like slinging power blasts and stuff?"

Max smiled at Maria's eagerness.

"It's just like any other war. We have weapons. Intelligence. Recons. They just do it a little differently. Technology there is centuries ahead of earth's. Everything is much more advanced."

"He's taken everything," Isabel said. "Their food. Their homes. Even children. He doesn't stop with women and children. He kills them all. He'll keep killing until Max gives him what he wants."

"Max," Liz said. "If it's so bad, then why did you leave?"

"One day, we received an urgent message from our mother. She had someone to see men, and she had news about Khivar. When we got home, my mother was sitting there. With Tess."

Max paused as he felt Liz stiffen next to him. He could see Kyle and Maria tense up too. He couldn't blame them. After all, they didn't yet know the truth.

"With Tess?" Liz asked questioningly.

"You mean, she was just sitting there? Why didn't she kill Tess? Why didn't she kill her for what she did to us. What she did to you?" Kyle asked.

"Tess had come to warn us. She told us the whole story. After she got home, she realized that she had been mind warped. By Nasedo, but he was doing it on order' of Khivar. When she realized what had happened, she was horrified. Especially about Alex. That is why she named the baby Alex. In some way, it made her feel better to think that in someway, she could honor Alex."

Max stopped again as Liz got a far off look in her eyes. She looked up at Maria, and he knew they were both thinking of Alex. The Alex that they lost. Michael reached over and put his arm around Maria, pulling her closer, then nodded at Max to go on.

"Well, By that time, Tess had already been taken prisoner. By Kivar. Simply because he had noone to care for the baby, he kept her alive while she took care of Alex. He was the one thing that could guarantee him the throne. He knew I would do anything to protect my son. And he was going to use that to his advantage."

"For two months, Tess tried to get out of Khivar's prison. She was so heavy under lock and key that she couldn't. And Khivar was keeping her drugged to prevent her from using her powers. When she overheard some of the guards talking about me, Michael and Isabel being back, she realized we were her only chance. She was able to trick one of the guards. When she got her chance, she took Alex and ran. My mother was the only person she knew would help her. That's where she went."

"Well, why did she give up the baby?" Liz asked. "Why would she let you have her son if she had fought so hard to protect him? How do you know she was even telling the truth?" After all that had happened, Liz was unable to believe Tess was capable of doing good.

"Tess had come there for two reasons. One because she found out Khivar was planning to take Alex and bring him back to earth. Then he was going to kill her. Tess came back to give Alex to me. So that he would be safe. And she came to tell me why Khivar was coming here. So Isabel, Michael and I knew we had to come back. With Khivar being gone, the war would soon die down. If we could defeat him, then we could keep Antar and earth safe. Tess wanted me to take Alex so Khivar would never get him. The drugs Khivar gave her left her deathly ill. Even with Khivar gone, she was dying."

"Serves her right," Maria muttered. She put her eyes down when Max and Michael both gave her sharp glances.

Max took a breath. " She knew she would be unable to protect Alex once she was gone. We pleaded with her to come with us. After we realized she was on our side after all. But the Granolith had been damaged and had yet had time to repair itself. It was only capable of holding so much. With too many people on board, it was a possibility none of us would ever make it. So Tess stayed behind. She knew she would die anyway. She knew that with us, Alex would be safe. Tess turned out to be our friend anyway. She helped as much as she could, regardless of the way we treated her before she left. She warned us before Khivar could leave so that we could make it here before he did."

"What was that we saw?" Kyle asked. "We saw her."

"It was her image," Isabel said. "She wanted to tell you she was sorry. Our powers on Antar are intensified a hundred times their strength. From there, she was able to project her image so you could see it. Through it, she could see you too."

Maria, Kyle and Liz were silent for a minute, trying to contemplate the idea of Tess as a friend. Trying to digest the fact that Alex didn't die because of her, he died because of Khivar.

"But I still don't understand, Max," Liz said. "If Khivar had Alex and was able to use him to get to the throne, why would he have to come back to earth?"

"Khivar found out what Tess had found out. That even if he had Alex, he would get the throne, but without The Key, he would never be able to keep it. But it's here. On Earth." Max stopped and looked at Liz.

"Well, then what are we waiting for?" Liz asked. "Let's go get this key before he does. Where is it? What is it?"

"It's you, Liz. You're the key. Khivar is coming back for you."

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posted on 23-May-2002 1:32:29 AM by ISLANDGIRL5
Allrighty, guys. Here's the deal. I am so sick right now, and I was going to type up new parts to Chasing Arizona and Where the Road Leads, and Destiny Always Comes with a Price. But I just don't feel good at all. And on top of that, I am stuck at work. I have a bottle of Dayquil attached to my hip, but I don't think it's working.

I hate to keep you guys waiting, but I just can't promise anything. I am going to try my hardest to get something out, but I'm not promising. Even as I write this, I keep having to turn away to sneeze or cough. I feel a visit to the doctor coming on very soon.

I hope you guys don't hate me for taking so long. I love you guys for waiting, really I do!! Thanks for being patient and understanding.

Pray for me

Christian

PS. If nothing comes out today, then Saturday is the day. And I can promise that!
posted on 26-May-2002 4:13:12 AM by ISLANDGIRL5
Here you go, guys.....

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CHAPTER 4b

Liz looked at Max funny.

"What key, Max. What do you mean I am the key?"

"You are the key, Liz. The missing link. The last piece of the puzzle. You're-you're-" Max paused then went on. "Liz, you're one of us."

Liz's gaze shifted from Max to Maria then to Kyle when she heard them gasp. She turned back to Max and smiled shakily. She motioned for Max to stand up, and he did.

"I think you are still tired, and need more sleep, Max. You should hear what you just said." She turned to walk away.

"Liz, please, listen to me." Something in Max's tone made Liz turn to face him.

"Two days before our ship crashed in ‘47, there was a small fireball seen in the air, not far from where we found the Granolith. Everyone shrugged it off as a comet. It wasn't It was a ship. From Antar. You were on it."

"Max, why are you saying this?" Liz asked, tears brimming in her eyes. Kyle got up and went to stand by Liz. He put his arm around her for support. He kept switching his gaze between Max and Liz, not sure what to do or say.

""Liz, it's true," Max said. "I have seen the Destiny book. The real destiny book. You are in it. You are my betrothed. Not Tess. She never was. The book we had was planted by Kivar. So was the message from our Mother. It was all part of his plan. The real book told of what would happen if I married my true love. That is you Liz. If I were to marry you, then I would come into my full powers. As well as you into yours. Together, we would rule Antar and be undefeatable. The power that our union would create would be strong enought to withstand anything. There's legends written about power loke ours, Liz. And it's all there in the Destiny Book. Kivar has read this book. He read it, and sent you here to earth with your parents. I came after you. Isabel, Michael and Tess came with me. Isabel was my sister, Michael my best friend, and believe it or not, Tess was yours. She came tosave you Liz. It was after she got to earth that she was mind warped. But she wouldn't let me go alone. But I had to come. I had to come and find you. I was so afraid, Liz. I remember everything. I thought you were gone for good."

"No Max. You are mistaken. I am not an alien. I don't even have any powers. I'm human," Liz said. Then she turned to Kyle. "Tell him Kyle, tell him I'm human. Tell him I'm Liz Parker, and I was born here, in Roswell, at a hospital. Please, Kyle. Tell him," she cried.

"I knew you wouldn't believe me," Max said. "That is why I brought proof."

Max reached into his jacket and pulled out a small metallic book. It looked exactly like the one that they had found inside the Granolith, except that it was so shiny that it almost glowed. He opened it up to the first page. It had four pictures on it. One was of Max, one of Michael, one of Isabel, and the last one of Liz. Liz caught her breath and reached out a trembling hand to touch the book.

All of a sudden, Liz jumped up and ran out of the room. Everything seemed strange to her. Unfamiliar, foreign. She felt she didn't know who she was, or what her life was. Liz took off out of the front door and started running. She didn't know where she was going, she just knew she had to get out of there. Her whole world had been turned upside down and inside out. She needed to get some air.

Michael and Isabel watched in sympathy. They had known this would hurt her, and they had wanted to be there when Max told her. For moral support. But watching the hurt etch it's way onto her face, Neither one of them had been able to do anything.

"Max, you have to find her. It's not safe. She can't be out there alone. Please, go after her."

"Can you watch Alex?" Max asked, already running to the door.

"Yes Max. Just go. And hurry."

Max ran out the front door and started running. He didn't know where he was headed, but he knew that he was going in the same direction Liz had gone.




"Soooo," Kyle said, letting the news sink in. "Liz is an Antarian."

"I can't believe it," Maria said. "All this time. And we didn't even know."

"I know," Kyle agreed. He looked at Isabel and Michael. "Tell us more about the Destiny book. What else does it say about Liz?"

"Actually," Isabel answered, "I think there is another part of the book you will be even more interested in."

Kyle and Maria both caught the look Isabel cast in Michael's direction.

Maria chuckled slightly. "What? I suppose now you're going to tell us that me and Kyle were in it too." Kyle couldn't help but laugh.

Isabel nor Michael said a word. Isabel looked at Maria, her eyes brimming with tears.

"You are. Both of you. And Alex too. The old Alex," Michael said.

"You have got to be kidding me!" Kyle protested.

"No, it's true," Isabel said. "You were on Liz's ship."

Maria laughed nervously. "You guys are mistaken. That alien space air must have gotten to your brains. You're like hallucinating. Cause it sounded like you just said I was an alien."

"I did," Michael said. "We've read the book. You are in it."

"Maria," Isabel said. "Kyle is your brother."

"Okay, that's it," Maria said, throwing her hands up in frustration. "Not only are you telling me that I am not of this world, now you're telling me that I am related to Buddha boy, here?"

"Hey!" Kyle said defensively.

"I am not sticking around to hear the rest of this." Maria stood up and started to walk away.

Michael grabbed her arm. "Maria, please. You need to hear all of it."

"Why should I ?" Maria wiped a tear from her cheek and turned to face him.

"Because your life depends on it."

Maria stood there, glancing from Isabel to Michael, not sure of what to do.

She looked at Kyle, waiting for him to say something. He had hardly said anything at all since Liz ran out.

Kyle looked at Maria. Somehow, he knew they were telling the truth. He trusted Isabel and Michael, and even Max with his life. Instinct told him they weren't lying. As hard as it was to believe, he wanted to hear what they had to say. He had to hear what they had to say. And he knew Maria had to hear it too.

"Maria," Kyle said, reaching for her hand. "This is just as hard for me as it is for you.After all we have been through, after everything that has happened these past couple of years, you should know that anything is possible." He gestured towards Michael and Isabel. "They are our friends. They wouldn't lie to us."

Finally, Maria sat down. "Okay," she said, "I want to hear everything. And I do mean everything." A voice deep down inside of her was talking to her. And she had to listen to it. It was telling her to believe them.




When Liz finally stopped, she realized she was in the park. She sat down on the nearest bench and started to cry as her body was racked with uncontrollable sobs. When Max sat down beside her, she fell into his arms. She needed to feel something that she knew. Something Familiar. Something safe. Max held her like that for what seemed like hours.

Finally, Max spoke. "Liz I am so sorry."

"It's not your fault Max. I just. . .It's just that now I don't know who I am. My parents have been lying to me all these years."

Max shook his head. "Liz, they didn't lie to you. They didn't know. Your coming here was well thought out and planned. Organized. You were put here, and your parents were given new memories. Ones that included you. They didn't lie. They just didn't know."

The thoughts were reeling inside Liz's head. She knew somewhere deep down, she should be protesting this. But she couldn't. If there was one person in the world, or any other world, for that matter, that she trusted with her life, it was Max. They had been through enough that she had learned to trust him. There was no part of her that would allow her to question what Max was telling her.

"I don't understand. Why would Kivar send me to earth?"

"He was trying to take the throne from me. He knew that you and I could never marry, or it would be impossible for him to ever rule Antar. "

"But Alex would be his key, right?"

"No. Khivar thought that with you here, it would be safe. We would never meet and marry, so he would use my first born child to bribe me into giving him what he wanted. Antar. And I wouldn't be strong enough to overcome him. But when he realized soemthing was wrong, and there was a chance of you getting the Destiny Book, he couldn't risk you getting you powers and your memory back. If that happened, you would be able to destroy Khivar with a wave of your hand. He couldn't risk that."

"Why Max? If I was such a vital key in allowing Kivar to take the throne, then why didn't he just kill me. Why would he send my here, along with my parents, only to have to come back later and try to get me? Why would he do that Max?", Liz asked.

"Because," Max said. "He's your brother, Liz."

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posted on 5-Jun-2002 11:57:32 AM by ISLANDGIRL5
hehehe....surprised you guys with that one, huh?

Well, here's a bit more explaining. The next part has some explaining too....but it'll be fun. I promise.

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CHAPTER 5

"No, Max," Liz protested. "He is not my brother."

"Yes, he is, Liz."

"Then that means..." Liz trailed off as a terrible realization hit her. "Then that means that all this, everything that's happened because of him...has been...my fault?" Liz was floored at the thought of everything that they had been through being her fault.

The hurt in her eyes as she looked up at Max nearly broke his heart.

"No, Liz," he told her. "Don't you even think that for one second. It is not your fault. Nothing he does or has done is your fault. He is just an evil person. That has nothing to do with you. Nothing!"

"But Max-"

He interrupted her. "No buts, Liz," he said. "Listen to me. Kivar was taken from your family when you two were very young. He was raised by cruel, evil people. His ‘parents' were banished from the Palace for treachery. They were some of my parents most trusted advisors, and they tried to double cross them. They were shunned by the people for turning on the royal family. He grew up hating my family. Anyone and everyone royal was his enemy. He was led to believe that the only way to ever get even was to overtake the throne."

"Well, why my family, Max? If they hated your family so much, then why did they take my...brother? And why didn't we get him back? Why didn't my parents want their son back?" she asked.

"It was an elaborate plan, Liz. They had a copy of the Destiny book. They knew that you were my betrothed. They were going to get back at my parents by using Kivar to get back at me when he came of age. They made everyone think he was dead. As he grew up, he forgot everything. Who he was, where he came from. He forgot everything except what they taught him. All he knew was his hatred for the Royal Family. He was supposed to kill you once you were older, because without you, I would never be able to rule. Then he was supposed to take my firstborn, and the throne would be his. He knew that if he had my child, Iw ould do anything and everything he wanted, including handing over my throne. But when he found out who you were, Liz, he couldn't do it. Something in him remembered you as his sister. So instead, he stripped you of your memory, and sent you here. With Maria, Kyle, and Alex. Then he was going to wait for my first born. But he didn't expect us to follow you here. With me here, his plan wouldn't work."

Max paused before going on, giving Liz a minute to comprehend what he was telling her.

"Kivar used Tess. Mindwarped her, from the very beginning. He needed me to have a child. But it had to be with Tess, because she was completely under his control. He knew that she would bring the baby straight to him. He did whatever was necessary for him to succeed. He even sent someone to you once. Convinced you to make me uh....fall...fall out of love with you."

Liz looked at Max, her eyes wide. "That was....I mean, it wasn't you?" Liz asked.

"It was a shapeshifter. You and I were getting too close. I kept pushing Tess away. He had to push me towards her. So he used the love we shared to keep us apart."

"Max I am so sorry. I just, I mean, I...." A single tear rolled down Liz's cheek as she remembered the pain and heartache she had had to endure on that night. And the pain and heartache she had inflicted. The look on Max's face. Having to tell him she didn't want to die for him. That she didn't love him. It still hurt to think about it. Even now. At the time, she had done it for Max...and now, she was finding out it hadn't been for him at all.

"No Liz," Max said, watching her eyes well up with tears. " It wasn't your fault. I told you that."

"Max, if all Kivar needed was your baby, then why didn't he just wait for you and me to...have one?" Then he could have come back here and taken it. Or tried to."

"Because if you and I ever...If we umm...ever..." Max stopped and looked down at his feet, his face turning a bright shade of red.

Liz couldn't help but smile at Max's shyness. "Yeah, Max. I get the picture. Just go on."

It took a minute for Max to start talking again.

"If...that....ever happened, you and I would both come into our full powers. Then we would be too strong for Kivar to defeat. Then it wouldn't have mattered if he had my child or not. We would be able to defeat him. But as long as you had no memory of who you were, then my child was all he needed."

"So, if Kivar was so afraid of me, then I must have pretty strong powers. Whot do I have, Max?" she asked. "How strong am I?"

Max was about to tell her, then changed his mind. "Liz, we promised. Me, Isabel and Michael. That we would tell you guys most of it together. As a group. Can we go back now? The part we are getting to now is part that all of you need to hear. It concerns all of us."

Liz took a deep breath, then stood up. She sighed as Max stood up and took her hand. "Let's go, Max. Let's go...home."

Hand in hand, they headed back to the Crashdown where their friends were waiting.


"Wow. So Liz is that monster is Liz's brother," Maria said. She was sitting in a booth at the Crashdown. Isabel and Kyle across from her, Michael beside her.

"This is so weird. I mean, for so long, we were protecting...your secret," Kyle said. "Who knew it was just as much ours?"

Isabel giggled slightly. And Maria frowned at her. "What's so funny."

"I'm sorry," Isabel said. "It's just that. We worked so hard to keep you guys from finding out our secret. And then when you did, we were paranoid for a while. We didn't know whether or not we could trust you. Can you imagine what kind of trouble knowing this years ago would have saved us?"

Isabel looked from Kyle, to Michael, to Maria and watched as smiles slowly spread across their faces.

"Remember how freaked Maria was at first? She was scared to death of you, Isabel." Michael said.

Kyle raised his eyebrow. "Are you kidding? Maria Deluca afraid of sweet little Isabel Evans?"

"Well, she wasn't sweet at the time. I just kept picturing her with like, antenna, and all green and stuff."

Kyle, Michael, and Maria started laughing. "Well, have you ever pictured yourself...with like, antenna and all green and stuff?" Kyle asked, in between breaths.

"Ugh, Kyle, if I could, I would just zap you right now, I'll have you know," Maria said, laughing along.

When everyone realized what Maria had said, they all stopped.

"Sooo," Kyle said. "Since we are, you know, not of this earth, I am assuming we do have powers," Kyle said.

"Yeah, you do," Michael told him.

"Well, you gonna tell us or keep us in suspense. What can we do?"

"Maria, we have to wait for Max and Liz. We promised we would tell you guys all the important stuff together. Is that ok?" Isabel asked.

"Yes, we can wait," Kyle said. "It wouldn't seem right to hear it all without her anyway."

Then he turned to Isabel, his eyes twinkling. "But what on earth will we do while we wait?"

Isabel stood up. "Suddenly, I am very tired. I think I'll go upstairs to lie down." She reached into the carseat on the table, and picked up Alex. "Kyle, can you bring the seat and his blanket?"

Kyle nodded, and picked up the seat and blanket, then turned to follow Isabel upstairs. When he got to the room, he sat down on the bed. Isabel was kneeling on the floor, dressing the baby in some warm clothes to put him down for the night.

When Isabel was done, she picked up Alex, and turned to see Kyle watching her. She smiled, then sat down on the bed next to him, keeping her nephew securely in her arms.

"What's wrong?" Isabel asked.

"I just...this is a little much, that's all. I just need some time. To think. Let it all sink in."

Isabel scooted closer to Kyle and rested her head on his shoulder. He reached around and wrapped his arm around her, pulling her even closer. In minutes, all three of them were sound asleep.


"So, Michael. Can we just rest? Can you just hold me and let's sleep?" Maria asked.

Michael nodded, and led her to the back room. He laid down on the couch, and Maria laid down next to him. He was laying with his left arm underneath her and his right arm thrown across her waist. He raised his head when he heard her sniffle.

"Maria, what's wrong?"

"This is just happening so fast, Michael. It changes my whole life. Who I am, who I'm not, all my plans. It changes everything," she sobbed.

Michael kissed her on the forehead, then pulled her into head into his chest.

"It's okay," Michael whispered. "Just cry. Let it all out, baby. Just let it out."


When Liz and Max got back and found the place dark, and everyone asleep, they decided to get some rest. They could finishing asking questions and getting answers tomorrow. They went upstairs to Liz's room, and lay down on her bed. Within minutes, they were fast asleep themselves, wrapped securely in the safety of each others arms.