posted on 8-Jul-2002 12:38:16 PM by Angelic
Tittle: Defrost the Ice (Formerly Once upon a heart beat!)
Author: Vicky Anne
Diclaimer: Borrowing em, returning em, don't own em!
Summary: No aliens. Liz has an icy heart which Max tried to defrost
Rating: PG13
Notes: Feedback Please!
Oh and I started this fic before but never finished, but this time I will!
Prolouge

Once upon a time in a faraway land lived a gentleman and his 2 daughters. He gave them everything that their hearts desired: pretty dresses, ponies, trips to the theater, yet they ask for very little. Still he felt that they needed a mothers care. So he remarried, choosing a woman with 2 young daughters of her own. They girls got on well and the mother came to love Mr Parkers daughters as her own. For years they were all very happy untill a terriable occurance happened. On the 10th birthday of the yongest child Elizabeth, which also happened to be Christmas eve, that Mr Parker and his wife's carriage crashed instantly killing all aboard. The four liitle girls were sent to live with their uncle. Kahvir Harding blamed the girls for his sisters death, mainly Elizabeth and was cruel to them. He would lock them away for days with out food just for sneezing. This is were they lived miserably ever after...

Maria: "Hold it right there! You are like missing the whole story. We all got out in the end. I'm in love and Isabel and Tess own a successful bussiness in Roswell. Lizzie is a fanatastic Laywer so we didn't live 'miserably ever after'. Oh and I would also like to bring this to 2001 coz that is the time women rule OK! Oh and another thing..."

Tess: "Maria SHUT UP! Let them get on with the story!"

Maria: "WHAT!!!! No-one tells me to shut up!"

Everyone: "MARIA SHUT UP!"

Maria: Humph!


Part 1

"Mr Evans may I have a word with you?" Maria Parker asks breathlessly a she entered her bosses offices. Max Evans was a sucessful Laywer, who at the age of 28 had built up his small self owned bussiness into the biggest firm in L.A. EGVW and Co were huge and covered everything around. Infact just last week one of Max's partners Alex Whittmen had a court allow a cat and a dog to legally marry. Ok so Alex did take on the strangest cases but the fact he won shows how fantastic they were!

"Yes Miss Parker?" Max asked cassualy. She had been bugging him all month to interview her sister Elizabeth Parker for the Junior Lawyer opening in the firm. He did some spot checks on Maria's sister. She worked for Cabury and Galaxy and had only ever lost 1 case in the whole of her career. Max had to admit that it was impreesive but the fsct that 1 Maria Parker was a handfull, 2 would be near impossible.

"If this is about your sister Maria..." he started, but in true Maria style she interupted.

"No Max. I'm not going to both. My sisters Isabel and Tess have just opened a new store of theirs in L.A. and are moving here, nense me asking for a job for Lizzie. She hates being left behind. No I was asking you to dinner tommorrow night to meet them is thats ok?"

'Dinner thats not to bad is it!' Max thought to himself. 'I mean whats the harm of having 4 Maria's in one place. I better bring along a bomb shelter!'
"Uh sure Maria. Who else is going?"

'Your going down for that look Max Evans. Tess will have you running scared!' "Oh just Michael, Kyle and Alex. Its a well done for Liz. She just got a job at Nick's and before you give me that look I tried to get her a job here! You the only one fit for it. Micheal would have stared her down, Kyle would tried to have got layed and Alex would have scared her with his jokes." Nick Bellion was Max's number 1 enemy. That always came up against eachother in court and 9 times out of 10 Nick would win.

"Poor girl. You know it occurs to me I haven't even seen their picture! And your surposed to be my best girlfriend." Max started to flip his hair at that.

"It offical if your the sain on out of my bosses the rest have no hope! Here." Maira dug a picture of the four of them out. "That Isabell and Tess, and my blood sister Liz." It was the only picture Maria had of Liz. She rearly had her picture taken due to the big black brusies covering her face.

Max took 1 look at Liz and thought he died and gone to heaven. 'Dammit! Why didn't I interview her. She's beautiful!' Of course on further inspection Max noticed the bruise on her lest cheek.

"Maria whats that on her face?"...

Part 2

**Flashback**
6 years ago...

"You stupid little brat. No way are you going to college. Your my frre cleaning servace and no way in hell am I giving that up! I took you in when you killed my sister. I don't even see how a college would except you anyway. Did you like sleep with the head of the governing commity?" Kahvir Harding ask his so called niece Liz. Ever since his only family died, he took to drinking. He blamed Lizzie for Bella's death. If it wasn't for the fact they were rushing home for Liz's birthday they wouldn't of crashed. Infact in recent years he had taken to beating Liz to inflict all the pain to her that she had caused to him.

"Nnnnnnnn...no uncle. See....I uh... got a schloship to UCLA, and um summer internship at C and G's. I uh would come home at weekends and..." Liz started to say but was interupted by a back hand across the face.

**Endflashback**

It was that night that she ran to live with her sisters Isabel and Tess. Afew weeks after that she left were the picture Maria was currently showing Max was taken. It was the last time all 4 girls had been together. Liz still had evdience of the beatings she had taken. Unfortunatly she brusied easily.

"Maria is anyone at home?" Max asked her. She had afar awaylook in her eyes. Infact it downright scared him.

"What? Sorry I wasn't listening. You were saying?" 'Good comeback girl. Now think of a cover up.'

"I asked what was that on Liz's face?" 'It looks nasty what ever it is!'

"Just ink. My pen leaked on it couple years back. Liz keeps meaning to get me a better picture of herself." 'Good going Maria. Last thing Liz wants is sympathy' "Max also when you talk to Liz tommorrow she might be abit quite. She doesn't like talking to new people. I know its weird for a laywer, but she's been that way since our parents died."

"Anything you say. Now go to lunch, coz I don't want to be sued for keeping you here OK?"

"Your the boss. See later Max."

"Yea bye Maria" 'What are you keeping from me Maria Parker?'

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posted on 13-Jul-2002 8:16:37 AM by Angelic
Sorry for the wait!

Part 3a

Liz looked up at the building that her sister Maria worked, 'wow its big! In fact I think its bigger than Nicks!' Liz thought to herself. Even for a lawyer, Liz was a very timid person, who peferred the small town life rather than the big city she was currently living. The only reason she was here was because she didn't want to be left behind in Roswell with her 'uncle'! She walked into the building and went into the elivator up to the top were her sister said she worked. However she noticed it was incridibly empty the office was. She looked around and heard a very sexy voice talking to someone, but she didn't know who it was,

"Nick I don't care if she's the best I told her sister that she would work for me........... I don't care if you want to screw her Nick........... BYE!" Liz could clearly hear the slaming of the phone, and the door that was slightly ajar was swung open reveling the sexiest man Liz had ever seen!