|posted on 24-Jun-2002 9:21:03 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Hey all, here's a new fic for you all to enjoy Takes place about 5 years after high school graduation... Hope you like, and don't forget feedback guys!!!|
Title: For Me There's Only You
Author: Phoebe James
Disclaimer: I own nothing except for any characters not before known to Roswell viewers or book readers...lol
Distribution: Fine by me, but just ask first ok???
Category: M&L of course! But other conventional couples are included.
Summary: This is a future fic about how Tess isn't Ava, but Vilandra...that is why the deal was made...but the story cuts out all eppy's after HOM. Don't get confused!!!
Feedback: Send as much of it as possible!
WHAT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE PART ONE:
After Liz saw Tess and Max kiss at the prom, Liz knew that she couldn't stay in Roswell any longer. She looked into graduating early and decided to move to San Francisco. She went to college at UC Berkeley and studied chemistry on a full scholarship. She finished in three years and is now working as a chemist in the city.
Isabel also moved to San Francisco after graduating early even though Max tried to stop her. One year later, Alex followed, just to be with Isabel. He now has only one more year left of law school.
Once Maria and Michael graduated, they too moved to San Francisco. Although neither of them went to college, Maria became an administrative assistant at the local hospital, and Michael became a bartender.
Kyle went to UCLA on a football scholarship and is now a famous football player.
Tess went to a local school and became a real estate agent. Max is still in med-school, studying to become a doctor.
Maria, Michael, Alex, and Isabel often travel back to Roswell to visit their families and friends, but Liz still hasn't been able to bring herself back. She didn't even go for Jim and Amy's wedding, and Maria didn't speak to her for a week. Liz claimed she couldn't get off work, but Maria knew the truth, and secretly, she didn't blame her friend. It was on that trip down to Roswell that Maria found out Max and Tess were engaged. She had yet to tell Liz, and it had happened over 5 months ago. The big news of late though, was that Alex had proposed at Isabel's graduation, and she had accepted! Everyone is really excited and Liz has decided it is time to return home.
Okay that was just the Prologue, more to come...
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|posted on 24-Jun-2002 9:29:39 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Here you go|
PART 1: The Reunion
Liz, Maria, and Michael were on the bus on their way to Roswell. Liz couldn't believe she was going home. She was happy, yet sad at the same time. Something told her it wouldn't be the happiest of times. But then she contradicted herself. *It's Alex and Isabel's wedding, what is there not to be happy about? It's not your and Max's wedding. That's why you're not happy. You always thought you and Max would be the first couple to get married, and you almost were...but now there's no chance of you ever even being with Max Evans ever
again, so get over it!* Liz ordered herself. She couldn't stand all the controversy going on in her mind.
"So Liz, are you excited? You haven't been home since you graduated! You're parents must be thrilled!" Maria said.
"Oh, yeah, I guess they are. I'm just so happy to be going home! And Isabel and Alex, I'm so happy for them." Liz replied.
"I know! But it's weird though, I never thought Alex and Iz would be the first to get hitched. I always thought it'd be you and M...or um, at the very least me and Michael." Maria said, and punched Michael in the arm. "Right honey?" She laughed.
"Ow!" Michael yelled.
"You big baby!" Maria replied sarcastically.
"I'm really just so happy for them. I can't believe I get to be a bridesmaid. It's so exciting!" Liz said, trying to forget Maria's half thought out, almost-comment about her and Max.
"I know, I can't wait to see the dresses Iz picked out. She said they were yellow, with little light pink flowers around the waist. I can't believe Izzy picked Tess to be her maid of honor, although I guess I can sort of understand, seeing as Tess is one of her kind." Maria said jokingly. Liz smiled.
"I guess that means Kyle is the best man, seeing as he is the only male of Alex's kind."
"Actually, you're right."
"Oh, I guess I thought he'd pick Michael. But then, I don't know."
"Oh, Liz we're almost there. Michael, could you start getting our stuff down?"
"What am I the bag boy?" Michael asked rhetorically. But then he stood up and began pulling their luggage from the shelf. Liz rang the stop button and looked out the window as the bus entered Roswell.
"Roswell, New Mexico. The Crashdown." The bus driver announced.
"That's us," Michael said. The three of them stepped off the bus and were standing right in front of the nostalgic cafe.
"Wow, it's like it was only yesterday that me and you were serving burgers, huh Maria?" Liz commented.
"Yeah. There's lots of great memories about this place." Maria replied. At that moment Liz's parents walked out of the Crashdown and greeted Liz, Maria and Michael with a barrage of-hi's, how are you's, and I've missed you's.
"Lizzie, it's so wonderful to have you home again!" Nancy Parker exclaimed.
"It's great to be home, Mom." Liz answered. "I'm gonna go put my stuff away and then we'll go see Alex and Isabel." Liz said to her friends.
"Great, we'll be waiting." Michael replied.
"So what do you think is gonna happen with Max and Liz once Liz finds out about Max and Tess’ engagement?" Maria asked Michael.
"You mean you haven't told her?" Michael asked.
"Not exactly. I couldn't bring myself to do it, Michael. I know how much it's going to hurt her. I don't want to hurt her. Max should be the one to tell her anyway."
"I guess you're right, but that doesn't mean Liz won't be mad at you for not telling her. I'm sure Max's gonna say something."
"You're right, but I guess I'm gonna have to take that chance. I can't watch Liz's heart break again."
"It's gonna happen, whether you tell her, or Max does."
"I know." Maria replied sadly. Liz walked out of the Crashdown.
"Let's go!" She said. The three of them climbed into Liz's mom's car and headed to Alex's house. Once they got there, everyone had a big reunion with lots of hugging and hi's, how are you's, I've missed you's, I'm so happy for you's, and such. After everything, the gang was once more reunited.
|posted on 25-Jun-2002 11:58:43 AM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Believe me, I'm definetely NOT a Tess lover ::cringes with you at that extremely assanine thought:: in fact I'm exactly the opposite, so read on I should be posting the next part soon...|
|posted on 25-Jun-2002 10:04:58 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Thanks for all the feedback guys, keep it coming|
PS- I love this part, Iz and Alex's wedding, it's so sweet, except...well I'll let you find out for yourselves. Hehe
PART 2: The Wedding
Liz, Isabel, Maria and Tess were at the bridal shop. Iz was showing them the dresses she had picked out.
"What do you think?" She asked them.
"Oh I love the colors..." Maria replied.
"Yeah, they’re really nice." Liz added.
"What do you think, Tess?" Isabel asked.
"Oh, it's, yeah, I like them." Tess mumbled.
"Okay, you guys go try them on, and then come out here. If I like them, and you guys do too of course, we can get them fitted!" Isabel said excitedly.
"Great!" Maria and Liz said simultaneously. Tess, Liz, and Maria headed back into the dressing rooms, and Isabel walked over to the bride’s dresses again. She was looking for the perfect dress. Something classic, beautiful, feminine. Most of all, she wanted Alex to see her and go, 'wow'...
Iz shuffled through all the dresses that she didn't like. Then she came towards the back of the store. There it was. The perfect dress. It was a white, satin, A-line tank with caviar beading, a banded skirt, a chapel train, and sequin embellishments, with a matching headpiece. Iz could tell it would look great on her. Alex would die. She took the dress off the hanger and pressed it over her. *It even feels perfect,* She thought. But then she glanced at the price tag--$1,500. *OMG! Alex is gonna kill me!* Isabel thought. *But I have to have this dress! I have to, and that's the end of it.* So with that, Isabel officially had her mind made up. She walked back through all the other dresses and found her friends in their bridesmaid dresses.
"OMG! You guys look gorgeous! I love them! What do you think?" She asked.
"We were just discussing that, and we decided that we have to be the best dressed bridesmaids ever!" Maria said happily.
"Iz, is that the dress you picked out?" Liz asked.
"Oh yeah, do you like it?"
"Oh Isabel, it's beautiful. You're going to look gorgeous." Tess answered.
"Yeah, Iz, it's really nice, it must be a classic!" Maria said; she was perfectly in love with 'classics'.
"So, these are the dresses we want right?" Isabel asked. She thought Tess, Maria and Liz looked beautiful in their yellow dresses. Isabel had tried to imagine how each of them would look, but they looked more stunning than Isabel could have ever imagined. Her wedding was going to be perfect, she could feel it. *No weird alien shit will screw this up.* She thought.
THE DAY OF THE WEDDING
Liz and Maria were doing each other’s make up. Liz was trying desperately not to think about the previous night. It had been a disaster, for her. It was at the rehearsal dinner that Liz had found out that Max and Tess were engaged. Liz kept trying to convince herself that she didn't care, but she knew it would never work. But she refused to let her sadness ruin her best friends day. She'd just have to get used to it. Hiding her feelings was nothing new. She just went on helping Maria with her make up, as if it were any other day. Isabel wasn't nervous. That was a job better left to the groom. Isabel was excited and happy. She knew nothing could ruin this day. It was her day. The day Isabel's life turned upside down, the day she would become semi-normal. Just like any other girl. Suddenly a tear rolled down her cheek. She cursed under her breath and dabbed it with a tissue. *This is it,* she thought,*the day me and Alex begin the rest of our lives together.* With that, Isabel walked over to her dressing room window and took a long deep breath.
Alex was nervous. Of course he loved Isabel, but was it too soon? No, they'd be fine. Together. It was as if all his dreams had come true. Isabel Evans. Isabel Evans-Whitman. Would she take his name? He didn't even know. Probably. *Iz, I've waited for this day for so long...and now it's finally here. And I'm at a loss. Just remember that you love her. Love is all that matters. And boy, you better calm your ass down!* Alex thought. Even his own corny jokes couldn't make him less nervous. What he needed was Liz and Maria. Luckily his best friends knew him that well. Liz and Maria were walking down the hall towards Alex's room. If their calculations were correct, Alex would be totally freaking. Having a nervous breakdown.
Contemplating jumping out the window. But then again, maybe that was going a little too far...
They walked into Alex's room, not bothering with knocking.
"Hey buddy. Nervous?" Liz asked.
"Just a little. Can you tell?" Alex replied.
"Nah, it's just feminine intuition." Maria assured him.
"Oh." Alex said.
"Listen, Alex. I know you probably feel like, like jumping out that window, but you know you don't really want to. You love Isabel. And she loves you. It's not going to be any different from the way it usually is. You're just going to be so much closer. And that's what you want. That's why you have Isabel in your life. Because you need her. You need her to be
close to you, and marriage...it's the ultimate statement of love. We're behind you all the way. We love you, and support you. We know you're gonna be so happy with Isabel. You're never gonna regret this day, Alex. Never. Just remember that."
"Now, are you ready to get married?" Maria asked.
"Hell yeah!" Alex yelled. They walked out of Alex's room together. Alex gave both of them a quick kiss and departed from their sides. After a few shouts of good luck behind him, the girls rushed off to find Tess and Isabel.
"How are you holding up?" Tess asked Isabel.
"Oh, I'm fine. I'm just so happy, ya know? I'm finally with Alex, and we're gonna be together, and it's just so perfect. I love him so much."
"I know what you mean. I feel the same way about Max. I can't wait until we can get married."
"Don’t worry, you’ll get there soon." Isabel replied. The door creaked open and Maria and Liz walked in.
"All ready?" Maria asked.
"Sure am. You?" Isabel replied.
Alex was up front and the guests were in their seats, the priest was ready, and the organist began to play. Sydney Davis began to walk down the aisle. She threw flowers to everyone, she made an adorable flower girl. Once she was done, the maid of honor, Tess, and
the best man, Kyle started up the aisle, hand in hand. Michael and Maria were after them, and Max and Liz followed.
"Are you mad?" Max asked.
"Mad about what?" Liz answered, startled. She hadn't exactly expected him to start talking to her as they were walking down the aisle together. Walking down the aisle together, it wasn’t exactly how she had imagined it.
"Me and Tess."
"Not really, I mean, it's your decision Max. I'm not a part of your life anymore."
"Liz, that's not true, I don't want things to be that way for us...can't we be friends?"
"I, I..." With that the two had to part, and the guests stood. Isabel entered the room. She looked fabulous. Her father was beaming proudly, and Alex looked taken aback. Isabel just smiled and took her place beside him.
"I do." Isabel answered.
"Do you, Alex, take this---
The room froze. But Isabel was okay. *OMG! What's going on? This isn't happening!* She thought.
"Isabel?" Max asked.
"Max? Oh thank God! What's happening?"
"I don't know exactly."
"I don't think any of us know." Michael added.
"It's most likely alien related. You don't see any humans who aren't frozen." Tess said.
"You're probably right." Max replied.
"So what are we gonna do?" Iz asked.
"Just wait, I guess." Tess said.
"Wait for what? This is my wedding day! I, I can't wait!" Isabel screeched.
"Isabel, don't worry about it. I'm sure whatever's gonna happen is gonna happen soon. You're wedding can be salvaged." Max comforted her.
"I swear Max..."
All of a sudden a blue ray shot through the roof of the church. The next second a man was standing in front of them and the blue beam of light had disappeared.
"Who are you?" Michael asked.
"Khivar." Tess whispered.
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|posted on 28-Jun-2002 8:49:36 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|A/N: Sorry for the delay guys...please review!!!|
PART 3: Alternate Universe
"Khivar." Tess whispered.
"Khivar?" the others asked, rather surprised.
"Are you sure, Tess? I mean, how do you know?" Max asked. The question caught Tess totally off guard.
"I, I just know. The memories, Max." She replied.
"OMG! It really is Khivar!" Isabel screamed. She had a flash. It was of her and Khivar, together, on the beach, talking. *About what?* she wondered.
"What is it Iz, do you have memories too?" Michael asked her.
"I just had a flash." Isabel replied.
"You can save your breath. Of course I am Khivar. Who else has the power to do what I just did?" The man questioned.
"OMG! What are we gonna do?" Isabel screamed.
"Max, you have to do something! This is my wedding day!" Max reached out and hugged Isabel. He passed her into Michael's arms and began to prep his powers. He'd need a strong bolt of electricity to kill Khivar.
"This is for you Iz!" He shouted. Then he sent out a huge blast to Khivar. He went down, and
dissolved into dust.
"Khivar!" Tess screamed. "No!"
"Tess, he's gone now, it's alright. He only came to Earth to hurt us. Don't mourn his death." Max said. He was trying to comfort her.
"Maybe so Max, but he was our only way of getting home." Tess sobbed.
"Earth is our home now. It will be okay." Max said.
"You guys, what about time? It's probably gonna unfreeze soon." Michael reminded them as he let go of Isabel.
"Michael's right. Everyone get back to their places. It's gonna be okay Iz, your wedding day isn't ruined yet." Max told her.
"Thanks, Max. I know." Isabel replied. Max quickly passed his hand over the ceiling fixing the hole in the roof. They all walked back to their places and waited for time to start again.
---woman, Isabel Evans, to be your lawfully wedded wife, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, till death do you part?"
"With the placement of these rings... I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride."
"I love you." She whispered into his ear.
"I love you too." The two of them walked down the aisle together, never to be separated again. Or so they hoped.
A FEW DAYS LATER...
Tess was gone again on business. It was the third time that week. Ever since Isabel and Alex's wedding, she had been gone a lot. It's not that it worried him, but he wanted to know where she was. But there was really nothing he could do about it. It was business after all.
Tess walked down the street toward her old apartment in New York. She was there to help Khivar. Max's blast had hurt him, badly...but he wasn't dead yet. And Tess would help him recover. It would be a long and grueling process, but she would do it. She would wait for him, just like she had before. And once he was well again, he would take her home. They would rule over Antar as king and queen. Khivar and Vilandra, together again. What about Max and the others? Well, they would survive. And if they didn't? It wasn't her problem. She'd be home, with her one and only true love. She'd have to tell Max eventually. But only when
she was just about to leave, when there was no way he could stop her. No question that he wouldn’t get in the way. Then she would tell him. Tell him that she was Vilandra. That he had no sister, Isabel was Ava and they were never married on their home planet. No one was married. Vilandra and Zan had been engaged, but then Vilandra had met Khivar. She had betrayed Zan for Khivar. Ava and Rath, now they had also been engaged, but their's was true love.
It had all been a lie. A ploy to get back home. But now that Khivar was here, it needed not go on any longer. She would give Max the book though. It would tell him how to get home. If he wanted to return someday, she should at least help him, he deserved at least that much. But after that, she wouldn't owe him anything. Not a damn thing. She and Khivar would be very happy together. And should Max decide to return home, then they both would take pleasure in watching him suffer and die. *For all those times with Liz*...she thought. Then she
walked into her apartment. "Khivar, I've missed you."
"I've missed you too."
They all knew something weird had happened at the wedding. All the Czechoslovakians were acting strange. All except for Isabel of course. She was as happy as
ever. She had just gotten married. But Liz, Maria, Kyle and Alex knew something had happened. They didn't know when, the wedding had gone perfectly. They didn't know until the reception. Max told Liz, Maria and Kyle to come into the back room. He told them everything,
about freezing time, Khivar, Khivar's death, and how it all didn't seem real somehow. They were all in shock after that. Isabel didn't tell Alex until they were on their honeymoon. It was beautiful. They went to the Bahamas for a week, and they loved it. Alex was shocked to hear the news too, but no one worried about it. They all knew Khivar was dead. Just one less problem right? Little did they know it would soon become their biggest problem ever.
|posted on 23-Jul-2002 4:15:51 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Hey I'm back! Wow, it's been a while! Anyways, here's part 4, please please review guys!!!|
PART 4: City Lights
Max had just come home from his last day of school before vacation, two weeks, just him and Tess. Two weeks of vacation and then graduation. In a way he was looking forward to it, but he was also dismayed because he knew that it wasn't Tess he wanted to be with. Max wanted to be with Liz. But he knew that wasn't possible. Liz had slept with Kyle, she had never really loved him. Or had she? Max couldn't figure it out. He thought that they had had this, this, amazing and beautifully deep love, one that nothing could ever break up, especially not a jealous ex-boyfriend. But that was what had happened. He still couldn't understand it sometimes. Max walked up to the mailbox and took out his mail. Bills, bills, letter from mom, next weeks schedule, note from Tess. He opened the note from Tess first. He sat down at the
table and poured a cup of coffee.
I'm really sorry, but I have another business trip. I'm going down to NY for the next two weeks. I know we were supposed to spend time together when you were off, but they said if I said no, they'd fire me. I'm really sorry Max. I promise we'll spend some time together really soon. I swear. I love you. Have fun on your break. Don't study too hard!
*Well. That's interesting.* Max thought about the note for a few minutes. He thought about how he had just been thinking about Liz. He had never really straightened things out with her. He had always known he should have, but he never did. Maybe now was the time. Maybe he should go up to San Francisco and visit her. It wouldn't be obvious or anything, he'd stay with Iz and Alex, or Michael and Maria. It's not like he'd be there just to see Liz. With that Max decided to go down to San Francisco. He called Isabel and she said they'd be glad to have company. Max began to pack as soon as he was off the phone.
"Who was that?" Alex asked.
"Oh, it was Max. He's coming down for a couple weeks. Tess is off on a business trip in New York, and so he figured he'd come visit us and Michael and Maria I guess."
"Cool. So he's staying here?"
"Yeah, I told him that'd be fine."
"Great, we should get the whole San Francisco gang together for the event; maybe we could even convince Kyle to take a break from his strenuous football schedule." Alex said.
"Even Liz?" Isabel asked, biting her lip.
"Oh. I see what you mean. But Liz is our friend just as much as Max is. I mean, I know Maria would be offended if we didn't invite her. And besides, if it's really that awkward, they'll just avoid each other."
"You're right." She nodded.
"When's he gonna be here?" Alex asked.
"Tomorrow around five."
"So the party will be on Saturday."
"Great." Isabel said.
Alex called Maria.
"Max is coming down for a couple weeks and me and Iz thought it would be cool if the whole gang could have a little party. Are you and Michael busy on Saturday?"
"No, I don't think so. I'd love to see Max again. I haven't seen him since the wedding! What about Tess?"
"Oh, Tess is on a business trip or something."
"Oh, well that's too bad. Do you need me to bring anything?"
"Umm, I don't think so, but could you call Liz and ask her to come? I don't think I'm as good at convincing her of things as you are."
"Sure, I'll call her. I think she's not gonna want to come, but I'll make sure she does."
"Great, now we just have to convince Kyle to drag his ass up here."
"Shouldn't be too hard."
"Yeah, I hope."
"See ya Alex."
"Oh, hi Kyle, it's Alex."
"Hi Alex, what's up?"
"Not much, but I was wondering if you might wanna come down this weekend, Max is gonna be here, and we were thinking about having a little party to just bring the old gang back together again."
"I don't think I can make it."
"Oh, well...why?" Alex asked, a little annoyed.
"Well, I've got practice until late, and then my girlfriends been bugging me about this whole dinner thing..."
"Right. Well, I guess I'll talk to you again some other time."
"Okay. Bye Kyle."
"Iz, everybody's coming, except Kyle. And actually, I still have to make sure about Liz, but Maria can convince her."
"Oh, that's too bad about Kyle. But Sweetie, Saturday's gonna be so much fun. I mean the gang, back together again. It's really gonna be cool."
"I know." Alex replied. He looked up at her and she leaned down to kiss him. He loved her so much. It was amazing. He never imagined that he would ever be with Isabel Evans. But he was. And it was just like he had imagined it. Perfect.
Max drove up to San Francisco, the traffic had been unbearable, but now it was pretty clear. He drove at top speed. He couldn't wait to see his sister, and Michael, Alex and Maria. This vacation was gonna be pretty close to perfect. Max sped up. He didn't want to be caught in more traffic. It was Saturday at three o'clock, and Max was still about two hours from his destination. He just kept on driving.
At first Liz had strongly objected to going to this party. She really didn't want to see Max again. She just didn't. She couldn't take seeing him anymore. Every time she saw him, she had a breakdown and she'd cry for days. Liz hated that feeling. The feeling of emptiness. That knowledge that Max was the only man she could ever love. That burning in the pit of her
stomach, the urges to touch him, be with him. That's why she had said no. But no wasn't the answer Maria wanted to hear. Of course not. Maria had to be a stubborn bitch...(not really, but she didn't want to go!) and force her to go. It couldn't be that bad could it? Tess wouldn't be there. She could just avoid Max. She didn't have to talk to him, or even look at him if she didn't want to. She could always make up some lame excuse and go home if she had to. Liz tried to assure herself that this time it wouldn't be so bad, but inside her heart, she knew the
pain would never go away.
Max walked up to Iz's house. He couldn't wait to see her again. He really missed her and Alex and the others. Maybe he should really move down here. It was something to think about.
"Max!" Isabel screamed.
"Hey Iz!" The two hugged. She grabbed his hand and dragged him inside.
"Surprise!" Everyone yelled.
"Oh my God! You're all here!" Max said. His eyes wandered over to Liz. She looked away.
"We thought it would be a nice surprise to get the gang back together again."
"Wow, I've really missed you guys."
"We've missed you too Max." Maria said, and gave him a big hug.
"Yeah man. I've missed you too, but no hugging, okay?" Michael said.
"Right." Max answered. He said hello to everyone, and headed over to Liz.
*Shit. Shit shit shit. Why? Why did I ever agree to come to this party? Shit. Turn around, turn around, turn around. Dammit.* Liz thought.
"So...umm, how's school going?"
"Oh, fine. You know the usual."
"Liz, I umm...I wanted to talk to you, I mean...we never really, ah, resolved things between us."
"Maybe there was nothing to resolve."
"I know you don't believe that. What we had...it was so much more, than just...love, and you and Kyle...sometimes I still can't believe it. But Liz, I don't want us to hate each other."
"I don't hate you Max."
"I, you...you don't? I mean, I thought... forget it. Look, Liz, umm, I, can't we at least be...friends?" Max asked her.
"I, I don't think..." Liz sighed, *I hate this!* She thought. "Well umm, yeah I guess." She finished. *No Max! No we can't be friends! I love you too much to be just friends! Damn you Max! Why, why do you always do this?* Liz thought. Max looked at her and smiled.
Liz got up about an hour or two later and told Maria she had an awful headache and needed to go home. Maria decided that it was enough that Liz had come to the party. She also knew that Max had talked to her earlier, and Maria knew that that must have shaken Liz up.
"If you need to talk, just call me okay?"
"See ya, Liz."
Max watched as Liz left. He knew it had something to do with him. He decided to forget it, of course it didn't have anything to do with him. She probably had to work early the next day. Max walked out onto the balcony that overlooked the city. He gazed out at the city lights. They were so beautiful. He looked at the stars, and back down at the city. It was then that he realized that he had resolved nothing with Liz, and now was the only time he could. He told Isabel and the others he was going for a walk, but he took his car and drove out to Liz's house. He needed to talk to her. Tell her how he felt.
Liz went upstairs and changed into her pajamas. She could feel the tears coming. She walked back downstairs and put Romeo and Juliet in the VCR. She grabbed a blanket and laid on the couch watching the horrible Shakespearian tragedy. She cried throughout the entire movie. The end was inevitable. They were destined to die, separated. The ultimate sacrifice...or was it? Was the ultimate sacrifice giving your life for the one you love? Or was it
living on with the knowledge that you could never again be together, and watching your love with another? Either way...Liz had made the ultimate sacrifice for Max. She had basically given him her life. She might as well be dead. There was nothing to live for.
*What the hell?* Liz thought. *Who on Earth is that?* She wondered as she walked over to the door. It was probably Maria, checking up on her, making sure she was okay. Well she wasn't. And it was Maria's fault, wasn't it? Maria had forced her to go to the party...Liz stopped herself. *Stop it! You're being ridiculous. Just open the door!* Liz wiped the tears from her face as best as she could. She opened the door, and stared up into the eyes of the one person she couldn't forget about, Max Evans.
He looked down at her. She had been crying. He leaned down and kissed her. Liz kissed him back. She pressed her body up against his, held him to her. Then
she pulled away.
"Max..." She gasped.
"I know Liz, but I..." Max replied. Liz shut the door behind them.
"Max, I don't think this is such a good idea." Liz said.
"I don't care." He said. He kissed her again. Liz couldn't help it. But finally she pushed him away.
"Max, this is wrong, you're with Tess now."
"But I don't love her, Liz. I love you. Please, I need you to know that I love you."
"I, I love you too."
"You, and Kyle...?" Max asked. Liz shook her head.
"You came to me Max. You told me to." Liz said, tears streaming down her face. Max was confused.
"I told you to?"
"Not you, but your future self. He came to me and told me I had to make you fall out of love with me, or else our love would cause the end of the world. I tried, Max. I tried to push you and Tess together. I knew that you had to be together...but you, you loved me too much, and you wouldn't, and it was the only thing I could think of. I didn't want to hurt you, Max. I had to. I never slept with Kyle, It was a setup. I never wanted to hurt you, Max. Every time I see you...I have to remember the pain I caused you, the pain I inflicted upon myself. God Max, there's never gonna be another you." Liz whispered. She wrapped her arms
around herself and let the tears flow.
"Liz...I had no idea. God! How could I do that to you?" He asked. He walked over to Liz and embraced her. "It's okay Liz. Don't cry." He looked down at her. She had finally stopped crying. He kissed away her tears. Liz clung to him.
"Max..." She whispered. He kissed her again.
"Shhh. It's okay. I'm here now. I know." She looked up at him with her beautiful brown eyes, and kissed him. It felt so good to be back in his arms.
|posted on 23-Jul-2002 9:37:18 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Keep the feedback coming guys!!! And yes, I'm doing this to bump my fic. BUT- You must admit it needs the exposure...sigh:(|
|posted on 27-Jul-2002 4:42:21 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Here's part 5, please let me know if there's anyone still reading this...lol|
PART 5: Trouble Brewing
Liz woke up on her couch and remembered the previous night. She also remembered Max and realized it must have been a dream. She got up and headed towards the kitchen to make some coffee when she heard the water running. *OMG! It wasn't a dream!* she thought frantically.
"Hey Liz." Max said.
"Hi." Liz replied.
"I made some coffee."
"Great, I really need some." Liz said. Max walked back into the kitchen and brought her a mug of piping hot coffee. Max handed it to her and Liz sat down at the table.
"Max, last night..."
"What about it?"
"It doesn't change anything Max. We kissed. Nothing else happened. We can't be together. You and Tess..."
"But Liz, Tess and I, we're just..."
"Engaged?" Liz asked.
"It was her idea. I didn't want to Liz. I don't love her like I love you. Please Liz. You have to understand."
"I understand, Max, but I can't, I can't break my promise...the world, Max, the entire world!"
"Is that what I said? That our love would cause the end of the world?"
"Liz, it's different now, we know about the future now, we canstop it. Together."
"What if Tess decides to leave? You won't be able to stop her, Max. The Royal Four need each other. Why do you have to make things so difficult? We're not meant to be together." Liz stated.
"That's where you're wrong." Max replied.
"Please, just go. Max, go, now." Liz said. Max got up and left. Liz watched as he left her side and slammed the door shut behind him. She didn't want him to leave, but she had no choice. When she was sure he had gone and wasn't coming back, she buried her head in her
arms and sobbed.
"Max where were you?" Isabel asked, "We were so worried! We thought something had happened to you! Are you ok?"
"I'm, fine, I think..."
"Don't you ever do that to me ever again!"
"I'm sorry Iz. I'm gonna go upstairs now ok?"
"Yeah. Oh, Tess called, said she needed to talk to you, she wouldn't let me take a message. The number's by the phone."
Max headed up to his bedroom. He needed to take his mind off of Liz, so he picked up the phone and dialed the number Tess left.
"Tess, it's Max. You called?"
"Yeah. Max, we need to talk. I umm need to tell you a few things."
"I need to tell you a few things too."
"I'm coming home. I'll see you there?"
"Actually I'm in San Francisco with Isabel."
"Oh, well, could you come home please? I really need to speak with you, alone."
"Fine, sure, whatever. I'll pack my stuff right now."
"Great, see you soon."
"I'm sorry I have to leave so soon, Iz."
"Don't worry about it."
"I enjoyed my stay, thanks for the party. Give my love to everyone."
"I will." Isabel said. Max kissed her on the cheek and they hugged. Max left.
"What a lovely weekend." Alex said.
"I agree." Isabel replied, and leaned her head on his shoulder.
"Maria?" Liz asked over the phone.
"Si, senorita." Maria replied.
"Umm, I really need to talk to you. Could you come over here please?"
"Sure chica, what's wrong?"
"It's a long story."
"I'll be over as soon as I can."
|posted on 30-Jul-2002 5:40:36 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Okay guys, just posting to thank all of you for the feedback you've left. I should have done this sooner, I know! I really appreciate it!|
Bubbles- I don't know if you're still reading this fic or not, but I wanted to say thanks for the feedback! No I'm not a Tess lover, in fact, I tend to dislike her with a passion...
BlondeDramaQueen- Thanks for sticking with the fic even though the beginning looked kind of bad...lol I love Isabel and Alex too Thanks for all the support and feedback!
jeremiah- Of course I would never marry Max off to the gerbil whore! How insane do you think I am??? Jen, don't answer that...
Anyways, keep reading, you'll get what you want, promise
ItsLikeChemical- Thanks for the compliment! Max and Tess were never meant to be together guys, no worries.
JaneLane- You have supported this fic when no one else posted feedback, lol. Thanks!
begonia9508- Thanks so much for the encouragement! I'm glad someone had faith in the story, lol!
marteloise- Thanks for the bumps! Much appreciated!
LilBecca- Girl! Thanks for reading and leaving feedback, you know I love it! Hehehehe!
roswellluver- No problem, I love writing this fic and all my others! Thanks for the fb!
Thanks to everyone who left feedback and to all the lurkers! Enjoy the story, new part should be out soon!
Until then, try reading some of my other fics as well:
(for those of you who haven't checked them out...)
Destined to be Forever- Liz is in pain after Future Max comes to see her so Maria tells Max the truth! Plus, Nicholas has teamed up with his love from Antar to infiltrate the pod squad and find out where the granilith is. When Tess tells them Max would do anything for Liz, it's no surprise when she's kidnapped and used as bait...
All In Good Time- Max and Liz have been torn apart by Tess' lies, Isabel is grieving for Alex, and Maria is hiding something, but the truth comes out at the annual fair when an earthquake threatens them all.
Sk8er Boi- Liz, Isabel, Maria, and their friend Lauryn are the most popular girls in school. How will it look if Lizzie begins dating the sk8er boi? Find out what happens when Liz has Max's baby!
Thanks again for reading,
|posted on 2-Aug-2002 10:24:09 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|I decided to post two parts in one post. Hope you like|
PART 6: The Move
Tess hung up the phone. "Khivar, I'm leaving. I need to tell Max the truth. You're strong enough now, we can leave, he won't be able to stop us..." Tess told Khivar.
"Are you insane?!?" Khivar screamed, "How could you do this? You need to keep your relationship with Max, you need to be able to connect with him, be able to kill him. I can't leave Earth without the Royal Four, or the other three dead. You have to make something up now, you can't not go. Vilandra, you need to learn...you must consult me first!"
"Stop, stop it! I understand, I made a mistake. I'll just tell him I, I...love him too much and I couldn't bear to be away a second longer. It will be fine."
"It had better be, Vilandra, or something might have to happen to you too. And you know I don't want that." Khivar whispered into her ear nibbling it softly. "You don't have to leave just yet do you?"
"No..." Tess whispered back. The two moved into the bedroom and closed the door.
Max had arrived home a few hours ago. He expected Tess to be there any minute. He needed to tell her. Tell her the engagement was off, he couldn't be with her anymore. Max needed to get away. He would stay with his parents for the remainder of the year, and then he would move to San Francisco. *Hurry up, Tess...* He thought. A few seconds later the door opened and Tess walked in.
"Hey Tess. Listen, I really need to talk to you."
"Oh, ok, go ahead."
"Yeah. Well...umm. I don't, I don't think, how can I put this? I don't think it's working out."
"What do you mean, Max?"
"I mean, I, I'm breaking our engagement. I can't live a lie anymore Tess. I don't love you. I never have. That I remember. I can't and won't marry you, Tess. I'm sorry."
"OMG. Max, I, I don't know what to say. I respect your decision of course, but I don't understand. I mean, what was it?"
"You, me...I don't know. My life is so hectic right now, and I can't take it all anymore, I need someone who is more...there."
"Oh, I understand now, I think, I better leave. Good bye Max."
"Bye Tess." Max said. Tess walked out the door.
*This is both bad and good. What will Khivar say?* Tess wondered. She abruptly turned around and walked back into the house. "Max?" She asked. Max, bewildered, turned back to face her.
"We're still friends right?"
"Right, of course." Max said, smiling.
*Perfect.* Tess thought. She got into her car and drove all the way back to New York.
"Khivar? Where are you?"
"In here, Vilandra. Why are you back so soon? Don't tell me you told him."
"No, of course not! He broke it off with me. There's nothing I can do. We're still friends of course, we'll always be able to connect."
"You had better be right, Vilandra. I don't want to take any more chances."
"It's going to work perfectly Khivar. You'll see. Just you wait." Tess said.
Maria burst through the door and sat down on the couch with a huge sigh.
"Liz!" She shouted.
"Yeah?" Liz shouted back.
"Where are you?"
"Downstairs, in the basement!"
"Hi." Maria said.
"Hey." Liz replied.
"So What's up?"
"Not much. Max came by last night."
"Yeah. See?" Liz turned to face Maria. Her face was tear streaked.
"Max and me, at the prom and the Crashdown, and...Oh Maria, why does this always happen? I told him the truth, and we still can't...be together. Why Maria? Why me?" Liz said, crying again.
"Oh, honey. It's ok. It's gonna be ok. I promise. Max left yesterday...you won't have to-"
"He left?" Liz cut her off, "How could he have left? He went back to, back to...her. Oh God Maria! I can't stop! I'm obsessing and I can't get him out of my head!" Liz screamed.
"Don't worry. We'll go out, and forget all about him. Let's go. Get your coat. Go, now!"
"Alright, alright!" Liz replied. "I'm going!" As soon as Liz left Maria put the top on the old shoe box and pushed into a corner and out of sight.
6 MONTHS LATER
Liz was moving on with her life, she had long ago gotten over that night with Max. She had heard about Max and Tess breaking up, but she refused to get her hopes up. She refused to let Max have control over her life.
Max stuck to his plan. He graduated in June and moved to San Francisco. Tess moved as well, but hers was a move that was 'strictly business' (even though we know it wasn't). She moved to New York.
Liz got a better job at a community college in San Francisco as a biology teacher and moved into a beautiful Victorian house near Isabel and Alex's house.
Michael and Maria moved about a month after Liz. Their move was for a specific reason as well. Maria was pregnant. And Michael had proposed, on her birthday. Maria thought it was the most incredibly romantic thing that had ever happened to her. She was ecstatic, and Liz was happy for her too. Now they all lived within walking distance of each other again,
except for Kyle and Tess, but no one seemed to notice their absence.
One night Liz was walking home from work and she stopped at the drug store to pick up some lipstick, she had run out the day before. She walked through the door and towards the cosmetics section. A few minutes later she heard her name being called by a very familiar voice. *Max* Liz thought. *Oh no, it can't be...*
"Liz! What a pleasant surprise, running into you here."
"Yeah. It's great to see you again, Max. It's really amazing we don't see more of each other, seeing as we live so close. I mean, this is hardly the place I would have expected to meet you." Liz said.
"Well. What are you doing tonight? Maybe we could go out for dinner or something."
"I don't know, Max..."
"Come on, just a friendly dinner."
"Well, I guess so. I mean, as long as it's strictly friendly."
"Of course! Let's go."
"Ok, I'm just gonna go pay for this,-"
"Don't worry about it." Max said. He paid for her lipstick and grabbed her hand. "I know the perfect place to eat. Max and Liz walked down the street, hand-in-hand, just like old times. They came to a small Italian restaurant that looked very expensive.
"Max, I don't think-"
"Liz, sometimes I think you worry too much. Come on. Tonight is our night. This place has wonderful food and great service. You'll love it."
"Whatever you say." Liz said, shaking her head. The two walked in and the waiter gave them his best table, with an overview of the city. Max remembered the last time he had really looked at those beautiful lights, the night that Liz had told him the truth. Then he
remembered his promise to make tonight a strictly friendly evening.
"So, what do you think?" Max asked.
"It's beautiful. Very cozy and romantic." Liz said, she turned to look at him, a sparkle of excitement in her eyes. Max just stared back at her. The waiter came and Max ordered for them both. They talked about lots of things, their jobs, their friends, especially Michael and Maria. Liz told Max how happy she was for them. Max agreed. Then their food came. They talked some more while they ate. The food was delicious. Soon they were ready for dessert. They shared an extremely large tiramisu and got ready to leave. The waiter brought the check and Liz excused herself to 'powder her nose'. She couldn't believe what a good time she
was having. Actually she could, but she didn't want to. *Oh, Max. I love you so much. What am I gonna do? I don't want to lose you again.* Liz stiffened her resolve and headed back to the table.
"Ready?" Max asked her.
"Of course." Liz replied. He took her hand and led her out of the restaurant.
"So. Did you have a good time?" He asked her.
"A very good time." She replied, smiling.
"Me too. I've missed spending time with you, Max."
"I've missed you, Liz." Max said. By this time they had reached her front door. He leaned down to kiss her, but she pulled away.
"Liz, I know what you think, but it'll work. It will be ok. I promise." Max leaned in to kiss her again, and this time she didn't resist. They walked into her house and headed upstairs, kissing the whole way up.
"I never stopped loving you, Max."
"I'll always love you, Liz." And the door shut behind them.
PART 7-The Truth
Liz woke up to find the curtains open and a slight breeze blowing through the window. The sun shined brightly on her face, and she remembered last night. It had been wonderful. She couldn't have been happier if she tried.
"Max..." She whispered. Liz rolled over, expecting to find Max there with her, in her bed, probably asleep. But he wasn't there. An alarmed Liz jumped out of bed, pulled on a robe and ran into the hallway. She listened carefully for any noise. When she didn't hear anything she ran to the bathroom. It was empty. Liz then proceeded to walk down the stairs, even though her mind was racing, she had enough sense to walk normally down the stairs, so if Max was there, he wouldn't think she was crazy. Liz walked into the living room, it was empty too. Then she heard something coming from the downstairs bathroom. Max was taking a shower. Liz walked into the bathroom, very relieved. Not that she believed Max would have left, but still.
"You didn't have to come all the way down here to take a shower you know." Liz said.
"I know, I just didn't want to wake you. I know you're a pretty light sleeper."
"Oh do you?"
"I do." Max said.
"Hmm," Liz said, thinking fondly of all the times she had woken up next to Max, "I'm going to make breakfast, so hurry up, okay?"
"Great, I'm starving." Max replied. Liz left the bathroom and closed the door behind her. She went into the kitchen and began to make pancakes. Then she remembered that it was only Tuesday and that she had to be at school at 11:00. *OMG!* Liz thought. *What time is it???* She glanced up at the clock and saw that it was 10:45. *Shit.* "Max! Max, get out here!" Liz shouted. She ran towards the bathroom door and collided into Max as he
stepped out of the shower.
"What's wrong?" Max asked her.
"I'm late! I'm gonna miss my first class, Max I've gotta go. I'm sorry, I completely lost track of time! This is so unlike me..."
"Whoa, whoa. Slow down. You're late for work. It'll be okay. Just call in sick. You'll go in later, or you can take a day off, whatever. Just relax." Max said, soothingly. Liz looked up ay him. He always knew what to say to make her feel better. She loved him so much for that.
"Thanks, Max." Liz said, appreciatively.
"No problem." Max replied. Liz walked through the kitchen and up the stairs to get dressed. She called work and told them that something had come up and that he was running really late. Then she got ready and came back downstairs. Max was dressed and ready for
work as well. She kissed him good morning.
"I have to go soon, I told them I was running really late, and that something had come up."
"Okay. Do you want something to drink?" Max asked.
"Umm, yeah, coffee'd be great, thanks." Liz replied.
"Here you go." Max said, sliding the coffee across the table towards her.
"When do you have to be at work?" Liz asked.
"Not till later."
"What's gonna happen now? Are we together, or what?" Max asked.
"I know what you said, Max, but I think you, I mean you from now...were right, things can work out now, I hope. And maybe we can work things out with the others. Especially Tess, ‘cause she was the problem in the first place...I guess what I'm trying to say, Max, is that, I'm willing to try our relationship again if you are." Liz looked up at him. He was beaming. He leaned across the table.
"I love you, Liz."
"I love you too." They kissed. A few minutes later Liz pulled away from Max.
"I've really gotta go now."
"Right. I'll call you tonight, okay?"
"You'd better. Bye."
"Bye." Liz said, and left. Max then finished up his coffee and toast, gathered up his things, and left Liz's house, locking the door behind him.
"Khivar, is it time?" Tess asked.
"Yes, Vilandra, I think the time has come to kill the others. It's obvious now, with the connections they've made, that they will not be willing to come home. It's best we just get rid of them. We will return to Antar and rule as king and queen. I always wanted you as my queen, Vilandra."
"And I've always wanted to be a queen, Khivar. I will get the three of them together, at Max's apartment in San Francisco. You will be there as well, hidden at first. Once they are all there, I will tell them I have reason to believe that you survived the attack at the wedding. Once we have come up with a plan and Max takes control, you will come out and use your powers to kill him. I will mind-warp the others while you kill them as well. The plan is perfect,
Khivar. It cannot fail."
"I know, Vilandra. It is perfect. We will once and for all be rid of the others, the heirs to the throne. Then we shall have the people of Antar at our disposal."
"Perfect." Tess said, and proceeded to call Isabel, Michael, and Max, telling them of her emergency and to meet at Max's apartment as soon as possible. Khivar zapped him and Tess out of his cramped New York apartment and into Max's roomy San Francisco apartment. He quickly found a place to hide, and Tess ran out the door and down the stairs to wait
for the others. Max arrived first.
"OMG! Max, I swear, I know he's still alive, he tried to come after me, Max! What are we gonna do? He's so powerful!" Tess said, burying herself in Max's arms. Max pushed her away.
"It's gonna be alright. You might have to stay here for a few days, until we sort this thing out. Don't worry, Tess. It'll be okay, you'll see. Come upstairs, we'll wait for the others there."
"Good idea, Max. I feel so much better now that you're here." Tess said. They walked up the stairs and into Max's apartment.
"It's nice here, Max."
"Thanks." Max replied. Tess plopped down on the couch. The door burst open and Michael and Isabel came in.
"Good, everyone's here." Max said.
"Let's get down to business, Tess, how do you know Khivar is still alive?" Michael asked.
"Oh, umm, he tried to attack me, but I...I held him off with my powers." Tess said.
"When did he attack you? Where did it happen?" Isabel asked.
"Just a few minutes ago, at my hotel."
"And you called me right after it happened?" Max asked.
"Yes, right after." Tess told them.
"Wait when did you get back in town?" Michael asked.
"A few days ago." Tess answered.
"Business?" Max asked.
"No, pleasure. Max, I’ve really been wanting to talk to you. About us, I think it was a big mistake for us to break up. I still love you so much." Tess said, walking closer towards a pacing, worried Max. She took his hand and pressed her body up against his. "I still want you, Max." She whispered seductively. Then she leaned up and kissed him, causing an instant connection between them. Michael and Isabel, completely overwhelmed with Tess and Max’s little relationship problems, didn’t even notice when Khivar came out from behind Max’s dresser and threw an energy ball straight at Max, at the exact same time that Tess pushed Max away from her and into Khivar’s path of destruction.
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!" Isabel screamed running to her brother’s side. Michael used his powers to lift Khivar into the air and melt his body, keeping his disparaging heat force on the evil nemesis until he was reduced to ashes.
"Khivar!" Tess shouted, "No! You can't die! I'm supposed to be queen! NO!"
"What are you talking about? What the hell is wrong with you Tess? How could you do this to Max? I thought you loved him!" Isabel spat, tears flowing down her face.
"I never cared about Max! I never cared about any of you! You were all just objects, standing in the way of my love for Khivar. Not letting me return to him, return to my home, my throne!"
"But you always had the throne. You were Ava, Max was your fiancée! " Isabel shouted.
"No, that’s where you’re wrong! You were queen, I was Vilandra. You were Ava. I betrayed Max with Khivar. I destroyed you all. " Tess told her cynically.
"You were Vilandra?" Isabel asked.
"Of course I was! Why else do you think I want to be queen so much?" Tess cried.
"That's all you wanted, wasn't it? To be queen? How could you? We trusted you. We were good to you. We loved you. And what did you do? You stabbed us in the back. And for what? A throne? How could we have...forget it. It's too late now. Good bye Tess." And Michael threw Tess up against the wall with all his power, killing her too. Michael had realized after he killed Pierce that he shouldn't feel guilty for stopping a killer, or protecting his loved ones. Once he was sure both Tess and Khivar were dead, he ran over to Isabel and Max.
"Is he okay?" Michael asked.
"I, I don't know." Isabel stuttered. "I'm scared, Michael. What are we gonna do without Max?"
"He'll be okay, Iz. Don't worry about it. He'll be fine." Michael comforted her. "I'm going to get Maria, you stay here."
"What about Alex? And," Isabel looked down at Max, then glanced back up at Michael, "And Liz?" The second Isabel finished her sentence, the door burst open.
Liz was sitting at her desk, waiting for her students to finish the test so she could leave for the day. She couldn't wait to get home, call Max. Call Maria! Maria didn't know! Liz was lost in her thoughts of Max when she suddenly felt a sharp pain in her back, it seemed to go right through her body. Then she had a flash, of her and Max/ Max dead lying on the
ground, covered in blood/ Max and Liz that night in the desert/ Max's apartment door/ Tess and Max kissing/Max and Liz kissing/ Tess, Max, Michael, and Isabel in Max's apartment/ Khivar and Tess, together/ Khivar sending a bolt of energy at Max, killing him…
"NOOOOOOOOOO!" Liz screamed.
"Miss Parker, Miss Parker, are you okay? What happened?" Came the voices of her students.
*OMG, it's real, what I saw, it's real!* Liz thought. "I have to go. I have to go!" Liz said as she pushed her way through her concerned students and ran out of the building. Once Liz was standing by her car, scrambling to find her keys, she had another flash. This time it was of Isabel and Alex's wedding. Everyone at the altar, about to say I do when everything froze/ only the aliens didn't freeze/ a blue beam of light bringing someone down into the
church/ A shout of "Khivar!" from Tess/ Khivar stating that he was Khivar/Max sending a bolt of energy at Khivar/ Khivar completely disappearing/ Tess' shouts of "Khivar!" and "No!"/ flash of Tess helping Khivar/ flash of Tess and Khivar kissing/ flash of Tess as queen/flash
TESS IS VILANDRA
Liz came out of the flash. *OMG! Tess is Vilandra! How, how is this possible?* Liz thought,
bewildered. Then she remembered Max and Khivar and the others, and she raced to Max's apartment as quickly as she could.
The door burst open, and Liz ran inside.
"OMG! It's true! The flashes were real!" Liz screamed. She looked around the room. "Is she, dead?" She asked.
"Khivar and Tess are dead. Michael..." Isabel said.
"And, and Max...is he?"
"Not yet, I don't think." Isabel replied. "How did you know?" She asked.
"I got, flashes, of, of everything. Max and me, and Tess. Khivar, and the wedding and and...how Tess is Vilandra."
"How to help Max?" Isabel asked hopefully.
"I, umm. Well, no." Liz said. By this time she was knelt down next to Isabel holding one of Max's hands. The other was held by Isabel. They were both crying. Liz got another flash. Nasedo being shot/Isabel, Michael and Tess bringing him to the cave/ using the crystals on him/ Nasedo waking up/ the whole thing over again/ and again/ and again/ until Nasedo was Max/ and Max woke up/ Max calling her name, shaking her Liz! Liz! Liz came out of the flash.
"Liz, Liz!" Isabel shouted, shaking her. "What just happened?" She asked.
"I, I had another flash. I know how to save Max. Where's Michael?" Liz asked.
"He's getting Maria and Alex."
"You're gonna have to go back to Roswell. The only way to save Max is to use the healing stones. And quickly." Liz said. Michael, Maria and Alex walked through the door about ten minutes later.
"Liz?" He asked.
"I'll explain later. We have to go to Roswell. Now, before it's too late." Liz stated, taking control and telling them to go.
|posted on 10-Aug-2002 1:04:43 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|Well guys, almost done with this one. Please leave feedback!!!|
PART 8: The Revival
"I was wondering where you were, I went to your work, and you weren't there. I knew you'd be... concerned." Michael finished as they drove towards Roswell.
"I, I knew. I got these flashes, they were so weird, of, of everything. I knew about Tess and Khivar, and Tess is Vilandra, and Max being... hurt. I saw the wedding, and I saw you all healing Nasedo, except he turned into Max. And that's how I know we have to use the healing stones on Max. It's the only way we can bring him back, Michael." Liz said.
"Wow. Liz, you've never gotten flashes before, except when you were connected with Max, I mean, right?" Maria asked.
"Umm, well, yeah. But there are some things you guys don't know," replied Liz, cautiously.
"What do you mean?" Isabel asked.
"Well, ahh, me and Max, umm, a few nights ago...…" Liz's voice trailed off.
"Oh, Liz! You must be so happy! I mean until, hmm" Maria exclaimed. She hugged her friend. "Why didn't you tell me???" Maria whispered into Liz's ear.
"I, it just, never came up." Liz answered simply. Michael drove non-stop to Roswell, where the cave was that they all knew so well. Michael and Isabel dragged Max out of the car and towards the cave. Michael opened the door, and they all climbed in. Michael and Isabel went in last, and brought Max with them. Once they were all inside, Michael and Isabel laid Max down and Michael went to retrieve the healing stones. Michael returned and all five of them placed the stones around Max. Michael and Isabel concentrated on bringing Max back to life and the three humans did the same, in their own way. Soon the stones began to glow and Michael, Maria, Isabel, Alex and Liz could see Max changing. Liz had seen it before, of course, but she was still worried about the outcome. Finally the lights in the stones went out and Max looked normal again. Everyone waited expectantly. But nothing happened. Liz began to rock back and forth on her knees, praying for Max to be okay, to return to her. Maria came over to her and put her arms around her.
"It'll be okay..." Maria whispered. Liz was shaking. Then they all heard Isabel's gasp. Liz looked at Max, and saw his eyes flutter open.
"What happened?" He asked, groggily.
"You were killed by Khivar." Michael stated.
"I, I was? I don't remember any of it. Where is he? What happened after I...umm, died?" Max asked.
"Michael killed Khivar and Tess. Do you remember what Tess told us?" Isabel replied.
"All I remember is Tess kissing me, and then there was a flash of light, and I saw Khivar...and that's it. That's all I remember." Max said.
"That's about it. Once Khivar, ah, knocked you out, Michael killed him and Tess confessed to being Vilandra, and Michael killed her. Then he went to get Maria, Alex, and Liz, but Liz found her way to the apartment by herself. She said she had these weird flashes, and knew you were in trouble. She saved you, Max. Liz was the one who told us to use the stones." Isabel told Max.
"Flashes?" Max asked, finally turning his attention to the other side of the room, where Maria and Liz were sitting.
"Yeah, sort of like the ones I used to get when we kissed, except they came on their own. I felt you, Max. I knew. It was like a constant connection to you. I felt what you felt, I knew what you knew. It was like I was a part of you, and you were a part of me." Liz said.
"Wow." Maria exclaimed.
"Liz..." Max trailed off. Maria got up from her spot next to Liz and took Michael's hand. They left the cave, followed closely by Isabel and Alex. Once they were gone Max and Liz approached each other.
"Max, I saw something else in those flashes too. I saw me and you, and we were married and we had a family. And Michael and Maria and Alex and Isabel were there too. And all our kids were playing together. Oh Max, it was such a wonderful feeling." Liz said. Max took her in his arms.
"I love you, Liz Parker. Will you marry me?" Max asked. Liz's face broke into the first smile it had seen since the last time they had been together, on that magical night.
"Yes! I will!" Liz said, happily. The two of them kissed, and Liz whispered into his ear:
"I think I'm pregnant." Max just laughed. They both felt like they were floating on cloud nine. A marriage and a baby, their family was going to be big and loving, and neither of them could wait for it all to start. Soon Max and Liz emerged from the cave, hand in hand, huge smiles on both of their faces.
"What exactly happened in there?" Alex asked.
"We're getting married!" Liz exclaimed.
"OMG! Liz, I'm so happy for you! This is so exciting! We can have a double wedding, and and..." Maria went on and on.
"I guess we're having a double wedding huh?" Michael said to Max.
"Guess so." Max replied.
"Okay, there's more." Liz said, when Maria finally ceased to talk about wedding plans. "I'm, I'm...pregnant!"
"Liz, Max, we're so happy for you!" Isabel said. "That is just so great!" After all the excitement and congratulations were over, everyone headed back to the car, and began to
|posted on 17-Aug-2002 1:05:56 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|I'm depressed for my fic, lol. REPLY people REPLY!!! lol. Anyways, more soon, I promise.|
|posted on 24-Aug-2002 12:32:50 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|PART 9: THE WEDDING (AGAIN!)|
Maria and Liz were very excited, it was like a dream come true to have a double wedding. They couldn't believe their luck, even as little girls, they couldn't have come up with a better version of life. Well, except maybe the alien thing...but that could be a plus too. Right?
Isabel walked into the dressing room. "Oh, you guys look so great! I can't believe
you're getting married. The gang is together again!"
"I know, we're really excited. Do you think the guys are nervous?" Maria asked.
"What's there to be nervous about if we're the girls of their dreams???" Maria asked with a laugh. Liz laughed too.
"You guys had better hurry up, the pianist is getting impatient." Alex said, poking his head inside the dressing room.
"Alex!" Maria screamed, "What if we weren't decent?" They all laughed.
"Ready, Liz?" Maria asked.
"Sure am." Liz replied. They walked out into the hallway and Alex took their arms.
"Hey..." Isabel whined.
"Relax, babe, there's enough of me to go around." Alex told her.
"Hahaha." Isabel replied.
"It's time." Jeffrey Parker whispered. He came out into the hallway with Jim Valenti.
"Ready girls?" Jim asked.
"As ready as we'll ever be." Maria replied. The music started and Christina, Maria's little cousin, walked down the aisle, throwing flowers. Isabel, Alex, Kyle, and his girlfriend, Jennifer walked after her. Then Mr. Parker took his daughters arm and Jim took Maria's. When they entered the church, everyone stood up. Max and Michael looked back at them. Liz looked at Max and smiled. Maria smiled too. Soon they were at the altar. Liz kissed her father, and Maria kissed her step-father, and they sat down. Liz and Maria took their places next to their husbands to be, and the ceremony began.
"Michael, Maria, Max and Liz have all written their own vows, which will now be read." The Priest said. Michael went first.
"Maria, the first time I saw you, I knew that you were someone special. I think in some way I have always loved you, and I know I always will. As we start our new lives together, I want you to know how much I care about you, even though I may not always show it in the ways you'd like me to. I will always be there for you, and I don't want you to ever forget that." When Michael was finished Maria had tears in her eyes. She wiped them away as she began to read.
"Michael. When I first met you, I figured you were some guy who could never open up to anyone. The only person you cared about was yourself. But over the years, I've learned what a kind and gentle person you really are. I know that you may not always be the most
romantic guy in the universe, but I also know that you try. And I love you because you're you. And I want you to know that you should never try to be something you're not, especially for me. I love you for you. And I always will, no matter what. There was no one in my past, no one my present, and there will be no one in my future who will ever have a hold on me." By this time Maria was crying again. Max went next.
"Liz, I think we both know that we are soul mates. I knew ever since the first time I saw you. We belong together, it's written in the stars. I love you more than life itself, I'd gladly give my life if it meant saving yours. I want you to know that these feelings will never go away, I will always love you with all my heart and soul. For me, there's only you." Liz looked up at Max. She smiled at him looked deep into his eyes, and began to speak.
"Max, I love you so much, even you have no idea. Our love is such a beautiful thing, and that will never change. I have come to believe, over the past few months...that only something very strong, such as love, can alter destiny. We've proven that. We do belong together. Nothing can stand in our way. I will always love you. In my eyes, you are the most
beautiful thing alive. Love, in my eyes, is you." By the end of the ceremony, there was not a dry eye in the church.
Thanks for the FB guys! Shmidta, I know I shouldn't care that I don't get a lot of feedback, but it's nice to know my work is appreciated!! lol. I will always continue to write even if no one replies.
|posted on 20-Oct-2002 3:14:25 PM by CrashdownGurlie|
|For any of you that are still reading, sorry for the long wait, here's the end!|
EPILOGUE: 5 years later
"Emily!" Max shouted, as the little girl almost ran into Isabel, "If you don't watch where you're going we might have to punish you!"
"Don't worry about it, Max. Nothing happened." Isabel told him.
"But still, Emily can't just knock over anyone she pleases." Liz said as she sat down next to Max. Maria, Michael, and Alex soon joined them.
"Mommy, Mommy!" Kristin whined, "Charlie pushed me!"
"Kristin, honey, I'm sure he didn't mean it." Maria told her daughter.
"Charlie!" Alex called. "Apologize to Kristen for pushing her."
"But Daddy, I-" Charlie started.
"No but's, Charlie." Isabel cut in.
"Oh, fine. Sorry Kristin." Charlie said, looking at his shoes.
"I forgive you!" Kristin said, giggling happily. She leaned over and kissed him on the cheek.
"Eeeeeewwww! Girl cooties!" Charlie yelled, and ran away. Soon Emily came over to Kristen and whispered something in her ear. The next second the two girls were off chasing Charlie.
"Kids." Michael muttered.
"You know you love them!" Maria teased.
"Well, better start the grill." Alex said.
"I'll help." Michael told him.
"Me too." Max agreed.
"And we good women folk will go make the salads." Liz said. Isabel and Maria laughed. They headed inside.
"I'm going to check on the babies. Okay?" Isabel called.
"We'll be in the kitchens, like good little house wives!" Maria told her. Isabel headed upstairs to check that her own one and a half year old daughter, Meg, and Max and Liz's nine month old baby boy, Sam, were still asleep. Luckily, Isabel heard nothing when she approached the door, and when she peeked inside, the two children were sound asleep, right were their parents had left them. Isabel headed back downstairs.
"Kids are fine." She said.
"Thank God." Liz said.
"Isabel, can you heat up the rolls?" Maria asked.
"Sure." Isabel replied.
"Maria are you almost done wrapping the potatoes?" Liz asked.
"Just finished. What about you and the coleslaw?" Maria asked.
"All ready!" Liz told her, happily.
"Let's head outside then, shall we?" Isabel asked.
"Okay then." Liz replied. The three women headed outside. Maria handed Alex the potatoes and the hotdogs. Liz gave Max the hamburger meat and the rolls. Isabel made her way through the kids to set the table, and Maria and Liz followed her with the coleslaw and
drinks, as well as condiments.
"Foods ready!" Michael shouted about an hour later. Kristen, Emily, Charlie, Max, Liz, Michael, Maria, Alex and Isabel sat down to eat. Everyone loved the food, and the conversations were great. As Liz sat next to Max and Emily, her thoughts wandered to Sam
upstairs in his crib, and she thought of the day Max proposed to her. She remembered her vision of all of them together after everything and their kids playing with each other. She felt so blessed at that moment. She knew nothing could ever separate her and Max and their family. Liz knew that no matter what, they'd always have each other. They'd always be together. Forever.