|posted on 2-Jul-2002 6:11:28 PM by Sweetie Pie|
|Title: A Child Unknown|
Author: Sweetie Pie
Disclaimer: Unfortunately the only thing I own is the character I made up.
Summary: 3 years after Graduation. There is yet another alien crash, only this time in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where it just so happens that Max, Liz, Michael, Maria, Isabel, & Kyle are living, hiding from the FBI. Michael & Maria got married a year ago, and Isabel & Kyle are dating.
Note: This is my first fanfic so go easy, but I would love to know what you all think!!!
“Pizza’s here” Michael yells as he brings the pizza into the living room where Max, Liz and Maria are waiting for him. “So what’s on?”
Max starts flipping through the channels on the TV. “Nothing”
Suddenly they here an explosion that’s not too far away. They all run outside to see smoke coming from an abandoned lot 3 blocks away. Michael starts to run towards it when Max yells after him.
“Michael what are you doing? We don’t know what this is!”
“That’s why I’m gonna go find out!”
“Come on.” Max motions for the others to follow knowing there is no stopping Michael now.
They get to the crash before anyone else. They realize right away that it is an alien ship. All four of them are in shock. ‘How can this be happening. Why now?’ Max thinks to himself. No one could say anything, but suddenly the situation slapped Maria in the face. They are in danger again. She so scared but she could see that the others were so shocked at the site in front of them that they didn’t even think about the danger.
“We have to get out of here before the FBI gets here!” She begins to pull Michael away from the wreck when suddenly the ship disappears and where it was lays a little girl no more than 5 years old. She lay there unconscious as they all stared at her Max started to walk toward her to see if see was still alive.
“Be careful Max. We don’t know what side she’s on.” Liz says as she gets a look from Michael
“Do you really think Kivar would send a child to kill us?”
“A child that looks cute, innocent, and harmless, until she decides to kill us in our sleep, yes I do.”
Max checks her for a pulse. “She’s alive. She looks so familiar. I don’t think she’s with Kivar. I feel like I know her. She’s on our side. I can feel it.”
They all hear Sirens and turn around to see flashing lights coming towards them. Michael suddenly realizes the danger Maria realized a few minutes ago.
“Max grab her and let’s go. We have to get out of here!”
They take her to their house. She is still unconscious when they get back. Max lays her on the couch. Michael looks at her and sees what Max saw. He knew she was definitely on their side, but there was something about her that he couldn’t understand. When he looked at her he saw a little bit of him, Max, and Isabel. ‘How can that be? Is she related to all of us or is this just a big coincidence’ he thought to himself. ‘We’ll just have to wait till she wakes up. Then we’ll find out all we need to know. One way or another.’
“I wonder who she is.” Max thought out loud
“I wonder why she’s here.” Michael said in a worried tone. “I know she’s not our enemy, but why would they send her here.”
“Maybe she was running from the war.” Max couldn’t think of any other explanation.
Maria notices something sticking out of her pocket. “What’s that?”
Michael takes it out of her pocket. It is obviously an alien device. Before anyone can stop him he presses the only button on it and suddenly sees Max and Isabel’s alien mother.
“Hello Zan, Velondra, and Rath. In case you don’t recognize me from when you last saw me I’m Zan and Velondra’s mother. We need your help. The child we have sent to you is named Cora. She is 5 years old. She is a hybrid like you. Only when we made her we mix each of your DNA together then mixed that with human DNA. We need you to take care of her and teach her how to use each of your powers so the one day she can return with you to help save us. Kivar doesn’t know of her. That’s why we had to send her to earth, so he would not know of her until it was too late. We know this is a lot to ask of you but you are the only ones who help her grow strong and powerful since she is a part of each of you. Thank you. Take care of each other, and don’t ever forget your home.” With that the message disappeared and left Max, Michael, Liz, and Maria stunned.
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|posted on 2-Jul-2002 10:21:45 PM by Sweetie Pie|
|I know it's a short part, but I felt it needed to end here for now.|
They couldn’t believe what they had just seen. Max and Michael look at Cora and immediately see the resemblance. She is a perfect mix of the three of them when they were kids. They see her start to wake up. Max sits next to her hoping she won’t be afraid when she wakes up in a strange place. Cora wakes and looks around. She starts to get scared but then she looks at Max sitting next to her, and Michael behind him. She felt an instant connection with them and knew right away who they were. She jumped up and hugged Max. It startled him a little, but then he hugged her back feeling the same connection she did. The second she let go of him she turned to Michael and hugged him as well. Right away he hugged her back. Liz and Maria were just staring at them, not knowing what else to do. No one was saying anything. Max, Michael and Cora couldn’t take their eyes from each other. It was starting to get much too quite, so Maria decided to speak up.
“So I guess you know you they are,”
“But you probably don’t know us huh?” Liz asked referring to her and Maria.
Cora shook her head, So Max introduced them.” This is my wife Liz, and this is Michael’s wife Maria.”
Cora nodded showing she understood
“Can you speak?” Michael didn’t understand why she hadn’t said anything yet.
“Yes.” Cora answered in the most adorable and innocent voice.
She jumps behind the couch when she hears laughing coming from the front door.
“It’s okay.” Michael tries to reassure her that it’s all right before she faints “It’s just Isabel and Kyle.”
“That’s it, no more chick flicks.” Kyle demanded, trying to hold onto his manliness.
“Not all chick flicks are like that. Some are about more than a dumb blond.” Isabel tried to defend her movie choices but knew she was fighting a losing battle. When they came into the living room and saw Cora behind the couch they immediately stopped laughing.
“Who’s that?” Isabel asked, wondering why there was a 5 year old in their living room.
“Allow me” Michael gets up and shows Isabel and Kyle the message from her mother. “Get it now?”
Suddenly Cora realized who Isabel was and rushed towards her to give her the same hug she had given Max and Michael. Isabel was startled but gave her a hug right back.
“Will you excuse us for a moment.” Isabel motioned for Max and Michael to follow her to the Kitchen. “Are you nuts? We can’t take care of her! We barely protect ourselves, how are we gonna protect a 5 year old alien? How are we supposed to raise her when we move to a knew city every week?”
Max couldn’t believe what he was hearing. “What do want us to do Iz, leave her on the street? Give her to the government? You heard the message. She is a part of each of us. That kinda makes her family.”
“Michael, please tell me you don’t agree with this!”
“Look at her Iz.” The three of them look into the living room and see Cora looking at pictures of them. “She’s got no one else.”
Isabel just stares into the living room, thinking about how much Cora looks like she did when she was little. “All right. We’ll take care of her.”
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|posted on 3-Jul-2002 12:27:42 AM by Sweetie Pie|
|To Honey_BEHR - Isabel is happy. Her and Kyle are dating, but I may put Jesse in anyway. I didn't even really think of him when I was writing this so thanks for the idea!|
Max, Michael, and Isabel are still talking in the kitchen. Maria, Kyle, and Liz were silent; not knowing what they could say to this situation So Maria changed the subject to Isabel and Kyle’s date.
“So how was the date?”
“Good. The movie sucked, but we still had a good time.”
“That’s good. Oh I almost forgot, your boss called earlier.”
“What did he want?”
“To tell you that …” She hesitated to finish the sentence.
“That you’re fired.”
Max, Michael, and Isabel heard something break and someone scream. They ran into living room as fast as they could to find a broken lamp, A cut on Maria’s arm, and no Cora.
All three say at once, “What happened?!”
Liz being the only one who could form words answers. “Kyle blew up the lamp, a piece of it hit Maria, and the explosion scared Cora so much that she ran out the door.”
Immediately Max takes charge. Looking at Michael and Isabel he says, “You two take care of this. I’m gonna go find Cora.” Max runs out the door as fast as he can and sees Cora running down the street. “Cora stop!” He runs after her. She runs right into the middle of the road in front of a car. She stops not knowing what this thing is. Max runs at her, pushing them both out of the way just in time. She begins to cry in his arms because she doesn’t understand the world she is now in. Max hold her tight telling her it’s okay.
Through her sobs she looks up at Max and asks “What’s going on Max? I don’t understand this place.”
“You will Cora. We’ll teach you. I promise you I will never let anyone or anything hurt you. Never.”
Cora looks up at him knowing that he means what he has said. As he looks into her eyes he knows she trusts him. He picks her up and starts walking back to the house. Everyone around them is staring at them, but all they notice is each other.
As they get back the others are at the door waiting for them. They all ask at the same time if Cora is all right. Max just nods, keeping his attention on calming Cora. She is crying less, but obviously still scared. Max sits down on the couch with Cora still in his arms and the others all around him, trying to help him calm Cora. After a few minutes she stops, but still clings to Max. Michael suddenly remembers that the army is still out there checking out the crash site.
“Guys we have to get out of here. The army is still at crash site. If they trace us back here we’re screwed.”
Isabel agrees. “He’s right. We should get out of here.”
Max also agrees “Yeah, everyone go pack quickly!” He is about to get up to pack his things but liz stops him.
“Stay here with her. We’ll get your stuff.”
After a few hours they’re all packed and ready to go. They all get in their van with Cora still attached to Max, but he doesn’t seem to mind.
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|posted on 3-Jul-2002 7:12:09 PM by Sweetie Pie|
(A week later)
Everyone got out of the van and took in their surroundings. As usual, Maria was the first to speak.
“I always wanted to see Boston.”
“This place looks better than the last one.” Cora chimed in as she walked beside Max clutching his hand. That’s always what she does when they get to a new place. She hangs onto Max until she gets used to her surroundings. She is now close to all of them, but they all know she is closest to Max.
Isabel looks around and suddenly stops. She has a look of shock on her face. Kyle notices her state and quickly runs to her side.
“What’s wrong Iz?”
She points across the street. “I completely forgot he was here.”
Everyone turns around to see Jesse walk across the street. They all freeze, not knowing what to do. But Cora just looks confused. They hadn’t told her about Jesse yet. Jesse starts to walk in their direction. Michael realizes that they can’t be seen by him or their cover could be blown.
“We should go before he sees us.”
Cora is still confused. “Why? Who is that? Is he an enemy?”
Isabel quickly comes to his defense. “No! Jesse is not our enemy!”
Cora starts to hide behind Max. Isabel has never yelled at her. ‘What did I do wrong? I don’t understand’ she thought to herself.
“I’m sorry sweetheart. I didn’t mean to yell at you.” Isabel bends down and hugs Cora to apologize.
Michael is watching Jesse as he crosses the street. “Guys he’s coming this way let’s go.” But it was too late Jesse had already spotted them and was running towards them.
“Perfect.” Michael and Maria say at the same time.
Jesse can’t believe that after 3 years they are standing in front of him once again.
“What…How… I…” He is speechless, but manages to get enough strength to grab them all into a big group hug. He then turns to Isabel and kisses her with the most passionate kiss any of them have ever seen. “What are you guys doing here? Not that I’m not happy to see you. I’ve been wishing for this day to come for 3 years.” He is speaking to everyone, but is only looking at Isabel. As they look into each others eyes they see no one else around them.
Kyle watches them with sadness in his eyes. He wants so much to run over and grab her from Jesse, but he knows that she loves Jesse more than anything, unfortunately more than him.
Isabel can’t believe she is seeing Jesse again. Everyday she had wished that they would somehow bump into each other somewhere. They were finally together again. She had completely forgotten about the danger they were in, about the others around her, and about Kyle.
“Jesse I’ve missed you so much.”
“I’ve missed you to.”
The others looked at Kyle and saw how hurt he was, but no one said a word, afraid to say the wrong thing. But Kyle had to know if Jesse had just been waiting for Isabel’s return or if he had moved on.
“So Jesse, how’ve you been? Any knew wives, maybe girlfriends.” He knew that what he said had hurt Isabel’s feelings, but at this point he didn’t care.
Still looking at Isabel he answers. “No. I couldn’t be with anyone else.”
Isabel smiles at him, but backs away a little when she finally notices Kyle watching them, almost in tears.
Jesse suddenly noticed the 5 year old hiding behind Max. ‘How can any of them have a 5 year old? They’ve only been gone for 3 years.’
“Who’s that?” Pointing at Cora, who is still hiding behind Max.
Michael picks Cora up, and she buries her head in his shoulder, still trying to hide from this man they were all so afraid to see a moment ago.
“This is Cora. She’s a hybrid like us. They mixed Isabel, Max, and my DNA together, and then mixed that with human DNA to get her. They sent her here about a week ago. They wanted us to take care of her and we are. She’s 5 and she still doesn’t completely understand earth so if she’s a little afraid of you don’t take it personal.”
Maria couldn’t believe Michael had just explained everything in one sentence.
“Can he cram things into a nut shell or what?"
|posted on 4-Jul-2002 8:49:24 PM by Sweetie Pie|
|Thank you for all the feedback. I really appreciate all your suggestions.|
“Jesse it’s really good to see you again, but I think we should find a place to stay before we start reminiscing.” Max was trying to end this awkward moment, mostly for Kyle’s sake.
“Right, well can we talk later?”
“Sure. But tomorrow so we have time to settle in. You know this city better than we do, where do you want to meet?”
“There’s a park just around the corner from here. How about there?
“Sounds good. We’ll meet you there around 5. Ok?”
Liz suddenly realized they had no idea where to look for a place to stay.
“Ah, Jesse, would you happen to know of a place we could stay?”
“Well, what kind of place are you looking for?”
“A motel will do.”
“There’s one a few blocks from here just down that way. Follow this road and you’ll run right into it.”
“Thanks. See ya later.”
Michael starts to walk to the car, still holding Cora when she climbs down and walks over to Jesse. He sees her coming towards him and bends down. She sticks her hand out for him to take and in the sweetest voice says,
“Nice to meet you.”
“Nice to meet you too.”
They all got in the van and Jesse watched as they drove to the motel. He still couldn’t believe he was seeing them again after 3 years.
They get to the motel and get 3 rooms, one for Michael and Maria, one for Max, Liz, and Cora, and one for Isabel and Kyle. Isabel and Kyle are silently unpacking their things when Kyle speaks up.
“You still love him, don’t you?”
“I’ll always love him Kyle. That doesn’t mean I can be with him. It would be too dangerous for me to stay here with him. You’re in the same danger I am, which means we can be together.”
“So let me get this straight, you’re with me because it’s safe enough to be with him?”
“Kyle I didn’t mean…”
“I know exactly what you mean.”
Kyle storms out of the room and passes Max in the hall without even acknowledging his presence. Max knows right away what happened and runs to his sister’s side as she collapses on the floor.
“I don’t know what to do Max! I love Kyle, but I also love Jesse!”
“I know. You’ll figure it out, I know it.”
The next day they are all at the park telling Jesse everything that’s happened since they left Roswell. Isabel is trying to keep her distance from Jesse, but he doesn’t understand why. After they’re done talking Max and Liz take Cora to the swings, Jesse sits with Michael and Maria as Maria rambles on about their wedding, and Kyle takes Isabel away from the crowd to talk.
“Isabel we need to talk.”
“You should be with him.”
“You deserve to be happy. Jesse will make you happy. He loves you and you love him. If you stay with me I’ll only be 2nd best and you’ll regret it for the rest of your life.”
“But Kyle I can’t stay here.”
“It’s been 3 years Isabel. We haven’t run into the FBI yet. I think you’re safe.”
“But I don’t understand. Why are you doing this? I thought you loved me.”
“I do. That’s why I’m gonna do the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, I’m gonna let you go. I hope you two have a wonderful life together. Goodbye Isabel.”
And with that he turns and walks away, trying as hard as he can not to cry.
Isabel smiles and runs over to Jesse to tell him she is staying here with him. As they hug Kyle is watching them behind a tree. He turns around and collapses to the ground. He can no longer stop his tears from falling, but deep down he knows he did the right thing.
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|posted on 12-Jul-2002 10:43:55 PM by Sweetie Pie|
|Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions.|
2 days later they end up in New York City. It is dark and loud. Cora does not like it at all. When they finally find a motel Cora is afraid to get out of the car.
“I don’t like this place.” She looks around for Max, but she can’t see him because he is getting stuff out of the trunk. Maria sees how scared she is and tries to comfort her.
“It’s okay Cor. You’re not alone. We’re all here. No one is going to hurt you. I promise.”
Maria sticks out her hand for Cora to take and she does. As soon as she gets out of the car she latches to Maria’s arm, but Maria just laughs under her breath and picks her up.
They got 2 rooms, one for Max, Liz, and Cora, and one for Michael, Maria, and Kyle. Max and Liz fall fast asleep, but Cora stays wide awake, lying between them, clutching both their hands tightly. Her eyes dart from the door, to the window, to the shadows. She knows something is coming. She can feel it. She didn’t say anything earlier because she didn’t think the others would believe her. But she knows someone is out there. Someone bad. Someone who wants to hurt them. She couldn’t sleep at all that night. She had to stay awake to protect her family. The next morning everyone meets in the motel lobby. Michael picks up Cora. She lays her head on his shoulder. He can tell she hasn’t slept.
“Are you okay sweetie?”
“Yeah, just tired.”
“”Did you sleep at all last night?”
She shakes her head.
“I just don’t like this town.”
“Yeah, how come?”
“I just don’t.”
He can tell she doesn’t want to talk about it so he changes the subject.
“So where are we going for breakfast?”
They debate on where they should go as they walk to the van. But when they get there it’s gone. They all look around the parking lot, but it’s nowhere to be found. Maria stands in their parking space.
“Didn’t we park right here?”
“Then where’s the van? I mean it didn’t just walk away did it?”
Kyle suddenly gets an idea.
“Maybe it was stolen.”
Maria gives him a very confused look.
“Look around Kyle. If you had all these cars to choose from, would you really steal ours?”
“No. You’re right this doesn’t make sense.”
Cora pulled Michael closer to her. It made perfect sense to her. Who ever was after them took their car to keep them here. But who could be after them, and why?
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Liz throws her arms in the air.
“Great! What are we gonna do now?”
Everyone looks at Max.
“I guess we’ll just have to stay here for a while. Get jobs and save up enough money for another car.”
Cora grabbed Michael even tighter.
“Cora, you’re starting choke me! What’s wrong?”
Now everyone is huddled around Cora.
“Someone’s coming. I felt it last night. That’s why I couldn’t sleep. Someone’s after us. Can’t you feel it?”
They all look around at each other. None of them had sensed it before, but now they do.
Michael can feel Cora’s fear growing. He knows that she will feel better in Max’s arms so he lets Max take her. They are now all scared, but no one is as scared as Cora. She looks around and suddenly sees… Max. Only it’s not the same Max that is holding her. He is dressed different, with strange hair, and lots of tattoos and piercings. He smiles at her. No one else seems to be able to see him. She is not sure exactly who he is, but she feels she can trust him. She smiles back at him. Suddenly see realizes who he is. He is Zan, the other hybrid of the alien king. He motions for her to come to him. She quickly gets Max to put her down and runs across the street. The others follow her. She gets across the street, but the others are trapped on the other side by traffic.
Cora runs straight to Zan. He bends down so he is face to face with her.
“Yeah there shrimp. Do you know who I am?
“I think so. Aren’t you Zan, the other hybrid of the former alien king?”
“Smart kid. I know who you are too. You’re Cora, a hybrid of me, my sis, and my 2nd.”
“That’s me. Can anyone else see you?”
“Nope. I’m a ghost. Only you can see me.”
“What’s a ghost?”
“It’s what people become when they die.”
“How did you die?”
“Lonnie and Rath killed me cause they didn’t like the way I was doing things. They’re the ones after you.”
“Cause Max screwed them. Now they want revenge.”
“Why are you helping us?”
“Cause I don’t want to see them hurt you like they hurt me. You guys are kinda family. I don’t want to see anything bad happen to you. I’ll be around, watching you. I’ll know if they’re close, so I’ll warn you. Keep your eyes open. Stay on your guard.”
“I will. Thank you.”
They just smile at each other. The others finally cross the street. Max runs to Cora and picks her up.
“Why did you run off like that?”
“He wanted to talk to me.”
“Who? Who wanted to talk to you?”
“Zan. He told me Rath and Lonnie are after us because you screwed them. What does that mean, ‘screwed them’?”
“It means I didn’t do what they wanted me to.”
“He said they wanted revenge. What’s that?”
“They want to hurt me for what I did. They want to hurt all of us. Wait a minute, Zan is dead, they killed him!”
“I know, he told me. He’s a ghost now, and only I can see him. He said he’d watch out for us, and warn us if they’re close because we’re family.”
“That’s good! We could use someone to watch our backs. Did he tell you anything else, like maybe where they are hiding, or when they’re going to attack?”
“That’s okay. We’ll figure it out.”
“Wait there he is again.”
She waved at him, but he was too worried to wave back.
“They’re on their way here! You to get out of here! Go now!”
“He says they’re coming! We have to get out of here!”
“Let’s get inside the motel. It’s safer in there than it is out here!”
They all run back to the motel and up to one of the rooms. Michael uses his powers to lock the door.
Rath and Lonnie turn the corner and step in front of the motel. Lonnie smiles.
“We found um!”
|posted on 17-Jul-2002 5:41:10 AM by Sweetie Pie|
Maria starts freaking out.
“Oh god! What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do?!”
Michael quickly takes her in his arms.
“Shh. It’s okay.”
“Okay? How is it okay? At least you all have powers! I’m defenseless!”
“No one is going to hurt you! I won’t let them!”
Lonnie and Rath come walking down the hall and stop in front of their room. They can all feel each other’s presence, even Cora. Lonnie knocks on the door.
They wait a minute to see if they’re stupid enough to open the door, and when they don’t Rath blasts the door open. They walk in but the room is empty. They see that the window is open and run over to it. Lonnie looks disgusted.
“Damn it! They climbed down the drain pipe. What’re we gonna do now?”
“I can still feel um. They’re close. Come on.”
They leave the room and walk out to the street and look around.
Zan is trying to find a safe place for them to hide. Cora is following him and the others are following her. Max is holding her hand the whole way.
“Cor where are you taking us?”
“I don’t know! I’m following Zan! Zan where are we going?”
“I don’t know yet. I’m tryin to find a safe place for you to hide. It ain’t workin out too well.”
“He said he’s trying to find a safe place for us to hide but it isn’t working.”
“Great! Two psychotic aliens are trying to kill us and following a ghost to nowhere!”
Zan turns around.
“Hey I resent that!”
Cora relays Zan’s message.
“Zan says he resents that.”
“I’m tryin to save your ass, so why don’t you just shut the hell up and let me think!”
He quickly looks at Cora and cuts her off before she can say anything.
“Don’t repeat that! They hear you sayin words like that they’ll kill me all over again.”
Cora turns around to see Rath and Lonnie turn the corner.
They all start running. Suddenly Zan isn’t in front of them anymore, but Cora keeps on running. A few minutes later Zan is back beside Cora.
“You heard me, get caught!”
“Are you nuts?!”
“I was wrong! It’s not Max they want it’s you!”
“Somehow they know all about you. They know that one day our people will send a ship for you, and they want to be there so they can go back too.”
“Okay, but I still don’t get why you want me to get caught!”
“Because if don’t they’ll kill the others and take you anyway. It’s the only way to keep them alive. I’ll get you back, I promise! But you have to do this for them!”
Cora knows he’s right. She trusts that he will save her. She slows up until everyone is in front of her, then she purposely trips. The others don’t notice until it’s too late. Max turns around and sees Lonnie pick up Cora.
He is about to go after her when Zan steps in his way.
“Get out of my way!”
“You can’t go after her!”
“Why the hell not?”
“Cause she did this so I could get you to safety!”
“Get us to safety? I thought you were supposed to protect her?”
“I will! I’m gonna get her back as soon I find a safe place for all of you. If you don’t come with me now then what she just did will be for nothing. You got me?”
“I got ya.”
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|posted on 17-Jul-2002 8:29:10 AM by Sweetie Pie|
Zan takes them to an abandoned warehouse.
“This is the best I can do. I have to get back to Cora. Stay here! We’ll come to you”
“What are they gonna do, kill me?”
And with that he disappears.
Lonnie is having a hard time holding onto Cora. She is squirming, trying to get away.
“Rath, take her I can’t hold her anymore.”
“Come here kid.”
“Put me down!”
He throws her in the corner of the sewer he and Lonnie live in. She hits her head and goes unconscious.
“Finally some peace and quiet! How do they deal with her?”
“Who knows, who cares?”
Zan comes to the sewer and sees Cora unconscious on the floor. He runs to her, making sure she is still alive. Thankfully she is. He walks right up to Rath and starts yelling in his face, although he knows Rath can’t hear him.
“I can’t believe you! How can you do this to her? She’s only 5 years old! She has part of the both of you in her! She’s just a kid! Why don’t you pick on someone your own size? If I was alive I swear to god…”
“Stop yelling. They can’t hear you anyway.”
Cora’s voice was barely a whisper. She was still pretty out of it.
“Hey there shrimp. I thought you’d never wake up.”
“I knew you’d come for me.”
“Well I promised I would didn’t I?”
“Can we go now?”
“I have to think of a plan first. It ain’t gonna be easy gettin by these two.”
Lonnie looks over to the corner.
“Well look who’s up? You hungry?”
“Well come here. I won’t hurt you. You like pizza?”
Cora nods again.
“I know talk. You do an awful lot of it on the way here. Don’t you have anything to say?”
Cora shakes her head no. A baby starts crying from behind them.
“You have a baby?”
“Do you think this is a 90 year old woman I’m holding?”
Cora just stares down at her pizza,
“I know what you’re thinking. I’m not the mother type right?”
“This is Ava. We also have a two year old named Zan.”
“You named them after…”
“After my brother and his girl, yeah. I feel a lot worse about what we did to Zan than you think I do. All we wanted to do was help our people. Zan didn’t seem to care about them anymore. So we did what we thought we had to do. I love my brother, and I miss him, and if I could take back that day I would, but I can’t. There is nothing anyone can do to fix it now. So we have to live with it. I was a lot worse back then. Maybe becoming a mother was what changed me. I don’t know. I just wish I could tell him I’m sorry.”
Cora sees Zan behind Lonnie with a look of shock and love on his face.
“You just did.”
Cora smiles at her. Lonnie has no idea what she meant by that, so she just shrugs it off.
Cora nods. Lonnie goes to get Cora a drink. Cora turns to Zan, who is still shocked at what he just heard.
“Why don’t you show yourself to her?”
“You heard her, she’s sorry.”
“That don’t make it okay.”
“No it doesn’t, but it’s a start.”
“I hate when you’re right.”
Cora smiles in victory.
“You have to make her see me.”
“Well your friends saw me cause you wanted them to, so I guess you just have to want her to see me.”
“Okay. Sounds easy enough.”
Cora lightly closes her eyes. Lonnie comes back into the room.
“I hope you like pop.”
She sits the glasses down on the table and turns around. Suddenly she is face to face with her dead brother Zan.
“Is it really you?”
“Yeah. Well I’m a ghost, but I’m still me.”
“Can I touch you?”
“I don’t know.”
She slowly brings her hand to his face. It doesn’t go through him. She then hugs him tightly, and he hugs her back.
“I’m so sorry Zan!”
“I know. I forgive you. I forgive you.”
|posted on 17-Jul-2002 9:25:33 AM by Sweetie Pie|
“They should have been back by now”
Max is pacing up and down the room. Liz grabs his arm as he passes her.
“Honey, why don’t you sit down?”
She pulls him down next to her.
“I’m sure she’s alright. He won’t let them hurt her, I know it. I trust him, you should too. I mean he is you, right?”
“That is not me!”
They both laugh.
“What would I do without you?”
“You would’ve lived a safer life, where you never had to be chased by the FBI because they found out you were an alien after you healed me.”
“Still holding onto that huh?”
She laughs and kisses him. Then she snuggles up next to him.
Lonnie finally let’s go of Zan.
“How is this possible?”
“Lonnie, you’re an alien, how can you ask that question?”
They both laugh.
“I am really sorry Zan.”
“I know. And I do forgive you.”
She turns around when she hears someone coming. It’s Rath and their son. When she turns back around Zan is gone and she whispers to herself.
She walks over to her son and picks him up.
“Hey you, did you two have fun?
“We always do, right buddy?”
Rath turns around and Sees Cora on the couth eating pizza.
“She’s up. Sorry if I kinda threw ya before, but in my defense you were about to kick me in the head.”
Lonnie smacks him on the back of the head.
“You threw her?”
“She was about to kick me in the head!”
Lonnie just shakes her head, walks back to the couch, and sits next to Cora.
“You didn’t get hurt did ya?”
“I hit my head on something.”
Lonnie moves back her bangs to see a cut on her forehead.
“Nice job Rath! Look at this cut!”
She looks down at little Zan who is sitting on the floor.
“Baby, go smack your dad for me.”
Zan does as he’s told and walks over to his dad and smacks his leg.
“Hey, Zan I thought you were on my side?”
Lonnie just laughs
“That’s my boy!”
She uses her powers to heal Cora’s cut.
Later that night, when Cora, Zan, and Ava were asleep Lonnie and Rath were arguing in another part of the sewer.
“Lonnie come one! As long as they think we have her they’ll come, but we don’t know how long it will be before they do.”
“So why deal with another kid when we don’t have to?”
“Are you sayin our kids are a bother?”
“No baby, but she’s not our kid.”
“No, she’s us. You heard my mother; they made her out of me, you, and Zan. That makes her family, and I am not losing anymore family!”
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|posted on 17-Jul-2002 12:53:12 PM by Sweetie Pie|
As soon as Rath is asleep Lonnie gets up, packs up a few things, and wakes up the kids.
“Cora get up.”
“What’s going on?”
“We’re leaving now, let’s go”
They get up to the street.
“Do you know where your friends are?”
Cora looks around and sees Zan across the street, motioning them to follow him.
She follows Zan to an abandoned warehouse.
“They’re in here I know it!”
Cora starts to go in but sees that Lonnie isn’t moving.
“Aren’t you coming?”
“They don’t like me too much.”
“You’re bringing me back to them, and you were really nice to me. I’ll tell them that you’re different now. And they’ll believe me. Come on.”
“Okay, if you say so.”
They walk into the warehouse, but they don’t see anyone.
“They must be upstairs.”
So they find the stairs and sure enough everyone is up there. They see Cora first. She runs straight to Max. He picks her up and hugs her protectively.
“Are you okay, did they hurt you?”
“No, I’m okay.”
Then he sees Lonnie come up the stairs. He puts Cora behind him, and raises his hand. So does Michael, Liz, and Kyle. She turns her back to them to protect her children, but Cora quickly jumps in front of her.
“Hands down! Hands down!”
“Cor, what are you doing? Get away from her!”
“Not until you put your hands down! She’s not like she was before. She took real good care of me, and she healed my cut, and she smacked Rath when she heard he threw me into a wall. And when he said he wanted to kill me, she got me away and brought me back here. She saved me. Plus she told Zan she was sorry for killing him, and he forgave her. You should too. Now put your hands down!”
They had never heard a five year old sound so serious and demanding. They put their hands down, trusting Cora’s judgment. When Lonnie turned around the others were shocked to see a little boy clutching her leg, and a baby in her arms. Lonnie introduces them to her children.
“This is Zan. He’s two. And this is Ava. She’s five months.”
Zan peaks out from behind his mother.
Max smiles at him.
“Hi. I’m Max. This is Liz, Michael, Maria, and Kyle.”
He points at each person as he says their name. Cora holds her hand out to Zan.
“Come play with me Zan.”
Rath wakes up and realizes that Lonnie isn’t next to him.
He goes to Ava’s crib, but she’s not there. Zan and Cora are gone too. He realizes that Lonnie must’ve run away to protect Cora.
Lonnie can hear Rath scream her name in her sleep. She wakes up.
She doesn’t know what to do. She knows Rath is coming. They can feel each other. She goes to wake up Max.
“Max, wake up.”
“Rath is on his way here. What do we do?”
“Wake the others, and keep them quiet.”
Lonnie wakes Michael, Maria and the kids, while Max wakes Liz and Kyle. They all hear the door fly open down stairs.
“Lonnie! Lonnie get out here!”
Zan walks over to the stairs.
“Cora, make him see me! I can distract him while you guys make run for it!”
Cora closes her eyes just as she did so Lonnie could see Zan.
Zan walks downstairs and Rath almost jumps out of his skin.
“That’s right Rath. I’m glad you remember me.”
“How are you here, you’re dead.”
“I’m a ghost idiot. Didn’t I teach you anything?”
“You can’t be here! You’re dead!”
“I’m deeply ashamed of myself.”
Rath tries to get up the stairs but Zan blocks his path.
“If you’re a ghost then I can walk right through you.”
“Give it a try.”
He tried and smacked right into Zan.
“Well I guess that was a bust.”
“You’re freaking me out.”
“That’s nice. Now Rath, we really need to talk cause you ain’t doing too good here. I mean…”
He suddenly disappears as the others are leaving. He realizes and tries to warn them.
“Cor, he can’t see me anymore! Get out of here!”
Everyone is out except Lonnie; she gets caught before she can get to the door. Rath raises his hand to kill her. Cora can see them both from the door.
She closes her eyes tightly, concentrating all her energy on Rath. Suddenly a bright red light surrounds him. When it is gone his lifeless body lays on the ground where he had been standing. Cora opens her eyes and sees what she has done. Lonnie checks to make sure he’s dead and he is. The others run back in the warehouse to see Rath dead, Lonnie relieved, and Cora terrified.
“I killed him.”
|posted on 19-Jul-2002 12:34:15 AM by Sweetie Pie|
Max rushes to Cora and picks her up. She buries her head in his shoulder and begins to cry.
“I didn’t mean to.”
Her voice is barely a whisper, but they could all hear it. Michael walks up to her And Max and starts smoothing out her hair to calm her.
“You did what you had to do.”
She looks up at Max.
“Can we go now?”
“Yeah, we can go.”
A few days later they had a new car, with all their stuff packed inside, ready to leave NY. Everyone is in the car. Michael is driving, Maria is in the passenger seat, and Liz and Kyle are in the back with Cora asleep in Liz’s arms. Max is about to get in when he is tapped on the shoulder. He turns to see Lonnie, Little Zan, and baby Ava.
“I just wanted to come see ya off.”
“You could come with us you know.”
“Nah. I love New York. This is my place.”
“Are you gonna be okay on your own?”
“We’ll be fine.”
“I’m really sorry about Rath.”
“Shit happens, but life goes on. Honestly, I think he got what he deserves.”
“Thanks again for saving her. I don’t know what we’d do without her.”
“No problem. Tell her goodbye for me.”
“I will. Bye.”
They drive away and Lonnie waves goodbye, smiling like she hasn’t smiled in years.
(5 years later)
Isabel looks out the window to see Max, Michael, Kyle, Cora, Kyle’s wife Samantha, a 5 month pregnant Liz, and an 8 month pregnant Maria walking to her door.
“Alex, your aunts, uncles, and cousin are here!”
Isabel yells to her 3 year old son.
She walks out side to greet them.
She walks up to Max and hugs him.
“Hey Iz. We’ve missed you.”
“I’ve missed you too. You guys have to visit more often.”
“Well it’s a little difficult when we live in San Francisco.”
She turns to Liz and Maria.
“Oh my god, why was I not told about this?”
She hugs them tightly.
“We wanted to surprise you.”
“Congratulations! How far along are you, and do you know what they are?”
“I’m 5 months, and it’s a girl.”
“I’m 8 months, and it’s a girl and a boy.”
“Wow. That’s great for you both.”
She turns and hugs Michael.
She then turns and hugs Kyle. They made their peace four years the first time they visited Isabel since she decided to stay with Jesse. Then she hugs Sam. Isabel was so happy for Kyle when he got married last year. Sam is a really great person. They are a perfect pair. She then turns to Cora who almost knocks her over giving her a giant hug.
“Hi there sweetie. You are getting more and more beautiful everyday! You definitely get your looks from me!”
“I’ve missed you. All of you! Well come on in. Alex is inside, and Jesse should be home any minute.”
|posted on 10-Aug-2002 11:43:50 PM by Sweetie Pie|
They all follow Isabel inside. Alex runs downstairs and jumps into his Uncle Max’s arms.
“Hi Uncle Max!”
“Hi Alex. How ya doing?”
When Max puts him down he runs at Cora. Since he’s only three years old they couldn’t tell him the whole truth about her, so they just told him she is Max’s daughter since he acts like her father anyway. She is even using his last name, Evans. He has become just like any other kid. She is no longer afraid of everything. As a matter of fact, she isn’t afraid of anything. Max and Michael have been teaching her to control her powers. She is only 10 years old and she is just as powerful as they are, maybe more.
“Hi Cor. Look what mommy show me.”
He looks at a street lamp and blows it up.
Isabel runs to him and picks him up.
“Alex, mommy also told you not to do it outside in front of strangers. You have to be careful or I won’t teach anymore.”
“That’s okay, as long as it never happens again.”
“Okay. Well guys, make yourselves at home.”
“Dinner will be ready in 15 minutes.”
Liz turns to Isabel.
“Can I help with anything?”
“Oh no, I’ve got it. Sit, relax.”
As they all get comfortable in the living room Jesse comes in.
“Honey I’m home.”
Alex runs at his father. Jesse picks him up.
“They’re here daddy.”
“Oh yeah? Let’s go see them.”
He carries Alex to the Living room then puts him down to hug everyone.
During diner they tell Isabel, Jesse, and Alex all about their new life in San Francisco. Cora loves it there. It’s her favorite city yet. Finally after 8 years of running they have settled down. They feel that it has been long enough to be safe. Isabel clears her throat to get everyone’s attention.
“Guys, yesterday something happened. Something I really wasn’t expecting, but it’s good. Dad called.”
Max’s heart jumped into his throat at the mention of their father.
“He didn’t know I was here, but he does now because I was the one who answered the phone. I told him about me being here with Jesse, and about Alex, and that all of you were living in San Francisco. I left Cora out of the story because I figured it would be easier to explain her tomorrow.”
“Because they’re coming here. Our parents, the Parkers, Jim, and Amy.”
|posted on 19-Aug-2002 9:17:14 PM by Sweetie Pie|
|SELFISH BUMP |
|posted on 29-Aug-2002 3:42:45 PM by Sweetie Pie|
“They’re coming here tomorrow.”
“We heard you.”
“Aren’t you glad?”
“Well, we all miss them, but is it really safe enough?”’
“Max, it’s been 8 years. I think its safe enough.”
“You could have given us a little more warning.”
“I’m sorry. It just happened.”
“It’s okay. It’ll be good to see them again.”
Cora tries to remember her parents. She barely got a glimpse of them before she was sent here. She doesn’t even know their names. Can she really consider them her parents? Does she really have any?
“May I be excused? I don’t feel so good.”
Isabel looks at Max.
“Is she okay?”
“She was fine earlier.”
Cora goes to the living room and looks at a picture of the gang on Max and Liz’s wedding day.
*FLASHBACK 3 YEARS AGO*
Liz takes Cora to visit Max during work. He is with his boss when they come so he introduces them.
“This is my wife Liz, and my daughter Cora.”
She can’t believe it. He said that without a second thought, like she really is his daughter. That night he tucks her into bed.
He smiles and kisses her forehead. She just smiles right back.
*FLASHBACK A FEW MONTHS AFTER LAST FLASHBACK*
Liz is reading Cora a bedtime story.
“Are you my mom?”
“Well, Max is my dad now, so does that make you my mom?”
“On if you want me to be your mom.”
She gives Cora a big, motherly hug.
“I’ve got great parents, right here.”
Max comes in to check on Cora.
“You okay sweetie?”
“Yeah, I’m okay now.”
Maria grabs a few plates to bring into the kitchen, but then drops them.
She grabs onto him to stay standing. He helps her get to a chair to sit down.
“I think I’m having a contraction.”
“Now? It’s too soon.”
“I don’t think they care. Oh god Michael!”
“It’s okay. It’s gonna be okay. Max, go get the car. Hurry!”
|posted on 8-Sep-2002 12:40:46 AM by Sweetie Pie|
“Oh god Michael!”
“Shh. It’s okay. It’s gonna be okay. I promise. Everything’s gonna be alright.”
He helps her to the car. Liz goes with them and the others follow in Isabel’s car. They all wait in the waiting room as the doctor checks Maria. Michael is pacing back and forth. He doesn’t know what to do. He can’t let his children die. The doctor comes out.
“I gave her something to stop her labor. It seems to be working. She’ll have to stay here overnight just to be sure, but they should all be just fine.”
“Thank god! Can I see her?”
Michael goes into Maria’s room. She’s is trying to stop crying, but isn’t doing very well. He runs to her side and takes her into his arms.
“Shh. It’s okay. It’s okay. Everything’s alright.”
“I’m so scared Michael.”
“Don’t worry. I won’t let anything happen to you or them. I promise!”
That night Michael stays with Maria at the hospital and the others go back to Isabel’s. Max is tucking Cora in on the couch.
He starts to walk away.
“Maria and the babies are gonna be okay right?”
“Yes, they’ll be fine.”
“I promise. They’ll be okay.”
The next morning Jesse picks up the parents at the airport. He drops Amy off at the hospital and takes the others back to his house. Amy goes to a nurse to ask were Maria is.
“Excuse me. I’m looking for Maria Deluca.”
“There isn’t anyone here by that name.”
“But they said… Oh, I’m sorry. Try Maria Guerin.”
When she walks into the room Maria is asleep in Michael’s arms. He is wide awake and sees Amy walk in. He slowly gets off the bed, without waking Maria, and takes Amy to the hall. She gives him a big hug. He returns it.
“Hi miss Deluca.”
“HI Michael. It’s a while.”
“That it has. How are you?”
“I’m fine. You?”
“Before this she was happier then ever. Now she’s just scared.”
“I’m sure they’ll be alright Michael.”
“Thanks. I think she’ll really be glad you’re here.”
“Yeah. She’s always missed you.”
“I missed her.”
Michael sees something on her left hand that wasn’t there 8 years ago.
“My wedding ring.”
“Got married to Jim.”
“Wow! That’s great! So I guess its Mrs. Valenti now.”
Maria starts to stir in her sleep.
He quickly gets back to her side as she wakes.
“Hey. I’m here. It’s okay.”
“Where’d you go?”
“I was talking to an old friend.”
He looks at Amy. When Maria sees her mother she can’t stop the tears from falling. Amy runs to Maria and hugs her tightly.
“I’ve missed you so much!”
“I’ve missed you too!”
Michael silently leaves the room to give them some time alone. He knows how much Maria missed her mom. Some nights she cried herself to sleep because of it, but she always told him that she never regretted leaving, and he was very glad.
Max is pacing around the room. He can’t believe after 8 years he is going to see his parents again. Cora walks up to him and gives him a big hug to try to comfort him. He hugs her back in silent thanks. Everyone stands when they hear the door open. Nancy and Jeff are the first to come into the room. Jeff quickly runs to his Liz and hugs her tighter than ever. But Nancy walks up to Max and smacks him hard in the face.
“How could you?!”
|posted on 8-Sep-2002 6:34:24 PM by Sweetie Pie|
To answer britterz_8's question. Liz is 5 months pregnant with a girl, and Maria is 8 months pregnant with Twins, an boy and a girl. Sorry I wasn't more specific on which was which.
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|posted on 1-Nov-2002 4:45:47 PM by Sweetie Pie|
Liz quickly runs to her husband’s side and looks at his face where her mother had slapped him.
“Mom, what are you doing?!”
Cora also runs to Max to make sure he’s okay.
“Dad, are you okay?”
“Yeah sweetie. I’m okay.”
Jeff looks confused.
The other parents walk in as Max explains about Cora.
“This is Cora. She’s an alien like us. She was sent here 5 years ago to get her away from the war on our planet. Liz and I have been like parents to her so she calls us ‘mom and dad’. She’s a mix of me Isabel and Michael. They mixed our DNA and then mixed that with human DNA to get her. So she is family.”
Liz completely ignores her mother and introduces Cora to her father.
“Cor, this is my dad, and I guess your grandfather.”
“Really? I have a grandfather?”
“Two actually. My dad and Max’s dad.”
Jeff bends down to greet Cora.
She gives him a big hug. She is so excited. Max and Liz never talk about their parents so she never thought about the possibility of having grandparents. So far she doesn’t like her grandmother because she slapped her father, but she likes her grandfather very much. He seems really nice.
Max walks over to his parents who are both hugging Isabel. They stop and look at him. Diane quickly gives him a tight hug and cries even harder than she already was.
“Oh Max, I’ve missed you so much!”
“I’ve missed you too.”
When she finally let’s go of him Philip gives him an even bigger hug. They don’t say a word to each other because they don’t need to. They know how much they’ve missed each other. Now Max is crying as well.
“Cora, come here.”
He picks her up and introduces her to his parents.
“These are my parents, Diane and Philip. They’re your grandparents too.”
Liz comes over to greet them as well and they notice that she is pregnant.
“Hello Liz. What is this?”
“I’m 5 months pregnant with a girl.”
“Oh my god! Congratulations! Wow!”
Jim and Kyle slowly approach each other, not knowing what to say after 8 years. When they get within a few feet of each other Jim rushes at Kyle and hugs him tighter than ever.
“How’s it goin’?”
“Not bad. Amy and I got married.”
“That’s great dad! Congratulations!”
“I got married too. Dad, this is Sam. Sam this is Jim, my dad.”
“Hi. It’s nice to finally get to meet you. Kyle talks about you all the time.”
“Does she know about… them?”
“Yeah. She walked in one day and saw us.”
“Yeah, I have them too. Got ‘em 7 years ago.”
“It is pretty cool.”
Cora can feel how happy everyone is to see their parents again, but there’s something that she doesn’t understand.
“Dad, why did Liz’s mom hit you?”
Liz turns to her mother with an angry look.
“Yes mother, why did you hit Max?”
“Because he took you away from the life you should’ve had. He took you away from us!”
“No he didn’t! He saved my life, more then once! If I hadn’t left I would’ve been killed!”
“He never should’ve brought you into all this!”
“I brought myself into this. He tried to keep me out of it, but he couldn’t. I love him mom, and if you can’t deal with that then you never should’ve come here!”
Nancy starts to walk towards Liz, but she backs away. Max comes up behind her and puts his arms around her for support. Nancy just walks out the door. Liz is about to cry. Jeff puts his hand on her arm.
“She’s just upset. She’s really missed you. She just needs to cool off.”
The phone rings. Cora picks it up. When she hangs it back up she looks stunned. Max goes to her.
“What’s wrong sweetie?”
“It’s Maria. They can’t stop it this time. She’s having the babies now.”