posted on 8-Jul-2002 1:59:35 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: I started writing this fic a little while ago and I was wondering what kind of reaction it would get, so here's the tester. I'm going to post the first chapter and see what you think, please PLEASE leave me feedback*happy*



Disclaimer, I do not own any of the characters or place mentioned in this story, although it is AU all the characters are still essentially Roswell characters. Please don't sue*happy* I'm a good girl really!!
Summary: This begins before pilot, there are aliens! I am telling it mostly from Liz and Max' point of view though I may occasionally have to revert to telling the story to make sense*happy* please bare with me as I write it and please leave me feedback. It is still set in Roswell centering around the high school, crashdown and the character's houses. This is just the first chapter and I have not yet desided where to go completely or what to do about Tess so all feedback will be VERY useful!
Rating: PG-13

Enjoy!

CHAPTER 1

~*Liz' POV*~

Roswell, New Mexico, Small town USA. Yes my Roswell! There's restaurants, shops, houses and a high school…

Ahhh, high school! You know how in all the films there are an elite few who rule the school, and then there are the geeks and the rest don't seem to feature? Well all I can say is Welcome to West Roswell High!

This is just your stereotypical high school. The cheerleaders and jocks take control, most of the geek snort when they laugh, and the rest of us just seem to fade into the wall paper! Sickening huh?

So meet me, Liz Parker. Nothing special, just Liz. I live in Roswell, New Mexico. I'm just your normal small town girl. I go to a normal high school, have normal friends, eat normal food, everything about me is normal. I have normal long, straight, dark hair, one nose, two eyes and a mouth! Again nothing special, except, perhaps, for my eyes. It's strange that in a girl so normal as me, two amazing eyes have been placed. I mean really, if I didn't have these eyes I would kill to get them! They're big and dark and they just seem to go on forever! They're my best feature, my only exciting feature…

Whoops, sorry, where was I? Oh that was it, so have normal parents, live in a normal apartment, well, apart from the fact that it's above an alien themed restaurant, but more about that later. I have a normal status in school, really I should be a geek cos I get straight A's, but there are a few certain factors that a pulled me away from the world of geekdom. My best friend Alex is one of those factors, he's lead guitarist of the most popular band in school, 'The Whits', it's even named after him, Alex Whitman! Kyle Valenti is another factor, he's captain of the football team, most sought after guy in school, with drop dead gorgeous looks and he's my boyfriend. Please don't ask me how that happened! Cos really I have no idea!! One day at school he just walked up to me and asked me out, I didn't listen at first because when you're one of the nameless and the stud of the school walks up to you and asks you out you're bound to be suspicious! But I gave way in the end and it turned out he really did like me! We've been dating for a year now…

I guess the only reason Kyle ever looked at me was my eyes! I know I sound obsessive but really they're the only interesting part of me! Everything else you could sum up in just a few words,

NORMAL, Nothing special, average, the norm!

Yup that's me, NORMAL! God, I hate that word! And my life well that's just scintillating. I have two best friends, Alex, the one from before, and Maria, crazed hippy chick! We're inseparable, always have been, even since before we were born! Our moms went to birthing classes together, we were practically born on the same day! We hang out everyday, at school and at my parents restaurant.

Like I said before, it's alien themed on the crash in '47. What? You've never heard of the crash? Wow! Some one didn't listen too well in their history lessons! OK so here's a quick run down to the history of Roswell:

1946: Roswell, New Mexico, a small town no one had ever heard of. Population 500, main attraction the local farm ball that took place once a year, oh, and the eraser room at school, you all know what that was for! No one had a clue what was on it's way to rip the cosy little town apart.

1947: A UFO falls from the sky crashing just outside Roswell in Polhman Ranch. The town becomes a honey pot for TV shows, the FBI and Sci-fi freaks. Loads of people moved away, they just couldn't take the constant attention. Even after the government declared the object from the sky an air balloon, trekkies from all over the globe flocked to see us. Some people rose to the idea completely, one was my grandfather, he got the idea of setting up a restaurant and theming it after the crash! Another was some nutter who set up the UFO center just across the road from us, it's like a UFO museum. Most of it is rubbish but it seems to please the tourists!

So that's Liz Parker's 'A history of Roswell'. It's nothing that exciting, and me, well I think most of it's bull! I mean why would the government bother to cover up something like that? I'm not a big one for government conspiracies any way but aliens, well that's just taking a flying leap off the edge of sanity! Really! And I stick to what I believe, I stand up for it! I did once in biology when we some how got onto the subject of aliens, I leaned over to my lab partner and told him exactly what I thought! His name's Max Evans, I'll tell you more about him later, I promise. He didn't say much in answer to my comments, he just seemed to ignore them…

So like I was saying before you got me sidetracked, I live above an alien themed restaurant. I'm the third generation of Parkers to live in that crazy place and that's basically where my life revolves around. It's called the Crashdown, cheesy huh! I waitress there with Maria and Alex flips burgers. You wouldn't believe the uniform my dad makes us wear! Get this, Short, fitted, turquoise mini dress with and alien apron and antennae! But I'm not complaining, it adds some spice to my other wise NORMAL life!

And that's my life! Chilling with Alex and Maria, waitressing, going to school, going out with Kyle, oh and reading! I love it, I live for it! See my inner geek showing it's true colours! But really I love books, they take me away from this dull life and off to another place. I sit out on my balcony at night and read. I have candles all around me and star light above me, so I sit there and leave this world for a while, and travel to distant lands, lands where my soul mate hides… I like the classics the best, timeless tales of loves that will never die! Just like I want…

Sometimes when I'm done reading I stare up at the stars. They're mine, just like my books, my personal dream lands that no one else can touch! There live my Romeos and my Juliettes, my Jane Eyers and my Mr Rochesters, my Elizabeth Bennets and my Mr Darcys. I dream about someone like that, someone for me… Why do you need that, you ask, When you have Kyle? I guess you could say I love Kyle, but I'm not IN love with him. He's not my soul mate, he's not THE ONE, the one that the second you see them bonds with your soul. No, that's not Kyle, he's sweet and funny and I care about him a lot, really I do. I'm not heartless, but I think he feels the same way, he doesn't love me and really I'm not right for him. We have a laugh, we're good friends, but beyond that there could be nothing!

And so I watch the stars and I wait. Waiting for the love that should come… My love!


Don't forget the feed back!! The second chapter is on the way*happy*

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posted on 11-Jul-2002 3:46:24 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys

miss_Roswell thanks for being the first person to reply*happy* Max is on his way. the next part is from his pov, I'll probably post it on saturday. Dumping Kyle may take a while, I don't want to break his lil heart!!

Asabetha Thanks for your feedback*happy* it's really helping me keep on writing. I have up to about chapter 15 writen down I just have to get round to typing it up. I'm writing more at every chance I get, on the bus, in bed, in class!!! *happy* plz keep on reading!

marteloise thanks for your message!! like I said I'll try and post the next chapter on saturday cos its... SUMMER HOLIDAY!! woooooooo.

Spicy trini1 Thanks for posting*happy* I can confide that Max and Liz will be meeting very soon!! plz keep on reading!

Christine Max will be along in the next chapter*happy* and I can assure you that I have no intention of giving up on this story*happy* I'm having great fun writing it so I'll keep going to the bitter end!!

roswellluver thanks for the post*happy* I'm glad you like it!

JaneLane only about two days till I post more!! thanks for talking to me!!

Like I said I will try really hard to post chapter 2 at least, on saturday*happy* Please keep on posting me feedback and I'll keep on staying in touch. please also check out my other fanfic 'Eternally Bound', here's a link:

Eternally Bound


Whoo, that was possibly my longest Author's note ever. I'm gonna go now but I'll be back on Saturday with the update. See you!*angel*

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posted on 13-Jul-2002 3:37:42 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys, well here we are, Saturday*happy* A new weekend and a new chapter!!! Thanks again for your feedback! I hope you like the new chapter! Please leave more feedback (Sorry it's not quiet as long as the last chapter). I'll try and get the next chapter typed over the next few days but it may not be till tuesday cos I am gonna be soooooooooo busy*happy* have fun reading!

CHAPTER 2

Max' POV

So I'm Max Evans. I'm 17, in the athletics team, I'm bright but not a straight A student, and I'm a loner. See that's my life, simple? Everything about me laid before you in a few words. Yeah, like that could ever happen! Just so happens I missed out the tiny point that I am in fact an alien!

Weren't expecting that now were we? No siree! Welcome to my twisted little world, the world of Max Evans, your local alien. Actually, would it put you more at ease to call me Mr Alien-Hybrid? That's the scientific term for me, personally I prefer the term 'Not of this earth'. Ha, I can just feel you cowering there, waiting for me to pop on over there and abduct you. Well sorry folks not tonight, I have too much homework!

I know you're thinking, But he's an alien, why does he have homework?? Well here's another thing to add to the long list of ironies in my life, no one knows about me! Almost no one anyway, there are Michael and Isabel, they know, they'd have to know, they're aliens too! Isabel's my sister, and Michael is my best friend. Gasp! Three aliens! They're gonna take over our world and make us their slaves! I wish! That would be a hell of a lot more simple! In reality we live in a web of lies and secrets! Fun!?!

And to make it even harder, we don't have a clue why we're here! Yes I know most teens go through a stage of questioning their existence, but they aren't on a completely different planet than their meant to be! Really we have absolutely no clue as to who we are, to put it bluntly, we know squat, jack-shit, rien! Actually, no, I lied, we do know something, we knows Isabel is my sister. Way hey! Bring us the general knowledge prize! Give the little aliens a cheer!

Apart from our great fountain of knowledge the only other really cool thing about us is our powers. Me, I can heal people and animals, I don't know how well but I healed this bird once, and I can make this really cool force-field thing. Issy can dream-walk, that's like going into people's dreams, it's kinda a twisted version of real life TV, and she can manipulate molecular structure, stuff like turning Ketchup into Mustard, she saves a fortune on make-up that way! And Michael, well he's got an … interesting power, he can blow things up, he doesn't have any control over what he can blow up, but he blows things up very successfully!

Sounds like fun, you say. Uh, yeah right. Believe me, I am not a major loner at school because I want to be! I'm a loner cos I have to be. We can't let anyone in, so Michael and I hang out, we have the ultimate loner thing going on, and Issy, she's a member of the school's elite! Yup that's right, Isabel Evans, sister of a loner, is one of the most popular girls in school, and you want to know why? Because she hates them all! If they get hurt she won't mind as much.

Yup that's my life! And the thing that sucks biggest is that we have no idea where we're from! I go to school each day and learn a little more about this town where our ship crashed but I never get to find out anything about home, my home! Seriously I know every possible fact about the crash but the only thing I know about me is that Isabel and I were found wandering the desert by our parents at the age of 5! We were just wandering around naked, Michael was with us for a while but he got left behind. Before he found us he got passed around the country from home to home. We found each other again when we all turned up in Roswell a month before fourth grade, we've found each other and we refuse to be separated. We're sticking together cos we don't want to be alone. Do you have any idea what it's like to feel like you're the only one of your kind on the planet? Like you're a freak? Well there's three of us now and we are not freaks!

Still, I hate my life! I would give anything to be normal! Kyle Valenti, what I wouldn't give to be him! He is the essence of normal! He's captain for the football team, he's popular, he has looks that get every girl in the school to their knees and his car rocks! But even if he didn't have that I would kill to be him. Why? Well he has Liz Parker! Roswell's most amazing angel. I've loved her since I first saw her! She's beautiful, not pretty, not nice, but beautiful, all other words are wasted on her. She just radiates beauty, but it comes from the inside too. She's the kind of person that stops in the street just to talk to little kids when they look sad. Like I said, she's an angel, she has the heart of one, she just radiates goodness. Michael would tell me I'm going soft, he'd go on about how I sound like a mommy's boy, but you know what? I don't care! I love Liz Parker and I'd shout it from the roof tops! Well, I would if my life wasn't so damn complicated! If I even get close to her she'll probably end up on an FBI operating table!

God I hate my life! What I wouldn't give for normal!
posted on 16-Jul-2002 2:42:18 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hi guys, I am so so sorry to have to do this to you but I'm afraid I will just have no time to type today*sad* I PROMISE I will do it tomorrow... I have just had the busiest few days and my b'day party ran over by a long way... I will try and get the next chapter of the story up as early as I can tomorrow. Please forgive me, and to make it up to you if I can a second chapter will also be posted tommorw*happy* Ahhh bribary*wink*

Thanks to you all,

Your very busy,
Sarah Helen

PS. I meant to say earlier so I am editing this post but I really hate the name of this fic so plz will you halp me think of a better one, something eye catching*happy* thx

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posted on 17-Jul-2002 2:24:47 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hello!!!! I'm back and this time I come baring a part!! Thank you all for being so unbelievably patient!

frenchkiss70 Thanks for your psot and sarcastic Max will be back in the next part*happy*

Spicy trini1 thank you for leaving a message! I'm glad you like this inside of Max' head, he'll be back soon!

Raena79 I'm glad you like it! Thanks to talking to me!

I will try and get the next part ready tomorrow but I can't promise it cos my aunt, uncle and cousin have just arrived from America. I willhave it up asap*happy* I hope you like this new part!

CHAPTER 3

*Liz' POV*

Like I said earlier, I live above the Crashdown. It's just a little apartment that's home. I've lived here since I was born, no where else could ever seem like home. There are four main rooms, a kitchen-sitting room, a bathroom, and two bedrooms. I have my own bedroom with an adjoining bathroom, I even have my own balcony. I love it, my little sanctuary.

The first thing that you see when you enter my room is my book case. It's huge! It has to be, I have a mini library of books! What? I told you, I'm a geek! But you know the really sad thing? They're all love stories!! Ha! I really am SO sad aren't I? But I really couldn't care less what all of you think! These stories contain everything I've ever wanted! The characters don't have normal lives, they don't have a life like mine that is completely predictable! No, they have a life of excitement with the person they love, their soul mate. And even if the story is a tragedy then the character has died, or moved on, at least knowing that they have had true love, even if it was only for a while! They have all had the life I want and a part of me resides in each book but there's one book that tells it all. You want to know what it is?

A Love that Spanned a Lifetime, by Claudia Parker

Yup, That's right, my Grandmother. And you know why it's so special? Because she wrote it for me! Just me, no one else has ever read it, it was never published. It's the most beautiful love story ever! It was the first book I ever read and it's magic, pure magic!

It tells the story of a love in a different time, on a different planet. The characters are Zan and Liara. To most people I guess it would be a tragedy but personally, to me it's something different. Sure, they both die at the end but there's something about the story that suggests that they don't really die, that something lives on. Grandma Claudia never really explained it to me, the one time I asked she did something really strange. I asked her why she had never written a sequel, her reply was, 'I can't write a sequel, child, for that is yet to happen'. And then she handed me a journal and told me to write my life in it. And as I was only five I just accepted it. A part of me wishes now that I could ask that question again but I'll never get the chance… She died two years ago, and part of me seemed to die with her. She seemed different, special.

And now all I have of her is my book and my journal. I've faithfully written in my journal ever since that day, well not that particular journal as I filled that up years ago, I get a new one every year. Mom and Dad normally order an identical one for me for each Christmas. And the book? Well, the pages are worn and dog-eared and the cover is faded from where I used to smooth it, but the front cover is clean and clear as if it were new, even thought it is possibly the most read page of them all. When Grandma gave it to me she wrote a message to me in the front, one I've never understood but one I've always kept close to my heart;

'My dearest Lizzie,

I wanted you to have this book now because I believe you are ready for the responsibility that accompanies it. This book belongs to you, and only you, no one can take it from you and no one can ever destroy the story it holds. It is yours in more ways than you can comprehend, maybe one day you will see it's significance.

By writing this and passing it on I am fulfilling a promise I made so many years ago to a person so very far away. That woman loved you very much too and she would have done so much to be able to give this to you herself but that chance was cruelly ripped away from her. And although you have never really met her she holds your memory close to her heart. She longed to apologize for all she took away from you and all she made you miss but she hoped that by sending you this story through me that you may once again find that which you sought.

This book contains the story of an amazing love, a love so pure, so innocent that it escaped the jaws of time and lived on. That love was your love my Lizzie and despite the fact that you may never understand what I am telling you that love will never leave you. Even if you never find the receiver of your love, it will be with you when you sleep, when you wake, and every time you take breath. Just as I shall.

One day I hope you will understand this message but until that day, read this book, love it, cherish it, live it!

I love you Elizabeth, no matter what happens or where life takes you, I will always love you.

Grandma Claudia Parker'

posted on 17-Jul-2002 3:40:01 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Heyg uys I just thought I'd pop back and tell you about the title. The name 'Way Away' just jumped into my head and I think it's kinda more eyecatching than the old one*happy* so please tell me what you think*happy*
posted on 18-Jul-2002 9:41:56 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys*happy* I'm back again with anew chapter!! I'm on a roll!!

JaneLane thanks for your post!

roswellluver there will be more about Grandma Claudia later*happy* Thanks

Spicy trini1 Haha, so many questions I would love to answer but I just can't! They would give away way too much of the story but there is more Max/ Liz interaction coming up*happy*

Here's the new chapter enjoy! Oh and please keep on leaving feedback!

CHAPTER 4

*Max' POV*

'Max! Isabel, honey, breakfast!'

That would be my mom, Diane Evans. She and Dad were driving through the desert when they found us. They were on their way back from a conference in Las Cruses at about noon when Issy and I just walked out into the middle of the road in front of them. Mom nearly had a heart attack and dad? Well, him being the man of quick reflexes that he is, swerved the car and nearly crashed into a cactus!

As soon as the car stopped, Dad jumped out and came to see if we were OK, leaving Mom in the car hyperventilating. Really, if I had been old enough to realise what was going on I would have been laughing so hard! But at the time, Issy and I just felt so scared that half a dozen clowns would probably have just made us cry! But anyway, Dad came over and tried to talk to us. Now we're aliens, just hatched out to pod things, can you really expect us to know the English language? Sure we did look as though we were about four years old, but when Dad came over and started jabbering at us in some weird language we turned and ran! We thought we were freaks!?! But apparently Dad chased after us and took us to the car. Only the thing was that he didn't realise Michael was crouching behind a cactus about five feet away and so he just got left there, alone in the desert to die!

Well, to cu a long story short, Mom and Dad adopted us and took us to live with them in Albuquerque. At the end of third grade we moved here to Roswell. Something about Roswell seemed to welcome us, it felt like home, like where we were supposed to be. About half way through the summer we went to the park, and that was where we found Michael. There was a connection between us right away and we all knew that we were the same!

But the one day that will stand in my memory for ever as the beginning of my life, was the first day of fourth grade…

'"Max! Hurry up!" yelled Isabel. "The bus is here!!"

"I'm coming Issy," Max almost fell down the stairs as he rushed towards his sister.

"Come on! I don't want to be late!"

Isabel dragged Max out the door and onto the bus.

"Issy, Max!" yelled a small blond boy from the back.

"Hey Michael!" replied Isabel.

"What took you so long? Was Issy putting her make up on?" snickered Michael.

Isabel pouted, "Actually Max was!"

"I was not putting on make-up!" scowled Max. "So are you nervous?" he asked turning to Michael.

"Why should I be? I've been to this school before! It's you that new!" replied Michael.

"Oh…" said Max, frowning as he contemplated the thought.

"I miss Suzie!" wailed Isabel. "Why'd we have to leave Albuquerque? I liked school there!"

"We wouldn't have met Michael if we hadn't left. Don't cry Issybear!" soothed Max as he pulled his sister into a hug. "I'm sure Suzzie misses you too, but you'll make loads of new friends here."

"But I don't want new friends! I want Suzzie!"

"Fine Isabel, then you won't make any new friends here and you'll be all alone!" sneered Michael causing a tear to roll down Isabel's cheek.

"I hate you Michael! And I hate Roswell!"

"Issy, I didn't mean it! I'm sure you'll make lots of friends! And you'll always have us!" murmured Michael instantly sorry for his out burst. "Come on, we're here!"

Max looked up, it was true they were here, school. It didn't look much different from the one they had used to go to but it felt different, he could feel a pull just like the one he had felt when they first met Michael. "Come on Issy," he said, pulling Isabel to her feet. "Let's go and look around.'

Max walked boldly to the front of the bus, he felt anything but bold but somehow he felt it was his duty to set an example. He climbed down the steps very gently and stopped at the bottom. Looking around he saw the usual kids laying kickball, older kids chatting, the cheerleaders practicing their chants an then…

The world stopped, everything else vanished except for the beautiful girl standing in front of him. Her long dark hair was blowing in the wind and her dark, soulful eyes turned towards him and caught his gaze. A smile graced her lips as she looked at him and his soul reached out to her.

"Maxwell! Will you move your butt out of the way!"

Max jumped in surprise at the sound of Michael's voice. He swiftly stepped forward away from the door of the bus but when he turned his eyes back to the girl, she was gone.'


So that was the first time I ever saw her and the last time I ever had a chance with Liz Parker.

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posted on 21-Jul-2002 2:57:34 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me!!!*happy**happy* Hey guys*happy* I thought I would drop in and give you another chapter I can't stay long cos it's finally my b'day*happy* wooooooooo hooo*happy* but here's a new chapter to keep all you guys as happy as me*happy* enjoy it and please make sure you leave me some feedback!!*happy* see you tomorrow possibly*happy*

Disclaimer: I have no rights what so ever over the song 'Girlfriend' it belongs to NSYNC. I'm just borrowing it or the effect*happy*

PS: I am English so I've tried my best to find out how old fourth graders are I think it's nine but please tell me if 'm wrong so I can change it*happy* thanks here you go!

CHAPTER 5

*Liz' POV*

Every morning it's the same routine, watch.

5… 4… 3… 2… 1…

'Liz, sweetie, time to get up!'

Cue the groan and roll out of bed. Walk to the cupboard, throw on the clothes I picked out yesterday, run into the bathroom. Oh I forgot, switch on the radio… Throw on some make-up...


I don't know why you care
He doesn't even know you're there
'Cause he don't love your eyes
And he don't love your smile
Girl, you know that ain't fair

The middle of the night, is he gonna be by your side
Or will he run and hide
You don't know, 'cause things ain't clear
And baby when you cry, is he gonna stand by your side
Does the man even know you're alive
I got an idea ...

Why don't you be my girlfriend
I'll treat you good
I know you hear your friends when they say you should
'Cause if you were my girlfriend, I'd be your shining star
The one to show you where you are
Girl you should be my girlfriend

Does he know what you feel
Are you sure that it's real
Does he ease your mind
Or does he break your stride
Did you know that love could be a shield

The middle of the night, is he gonna be by your side
Or will he run and hide
You don't know, 'cause things ain't clear
Any baby when you cry, is he gonna stand by your side
Does the man even know you're alive
I got an idea ...

Why don't you be my girlfriend
I'll treat you good
I know you hear your friends when they say you should
'Cause if you were my girlfriend, I'd be your shining star
The one to show you where you are
Girl you should be my girlfriend

Ever since I saw your face, nothing in my life has been the same
I walk around just saying your name
Without you my world would end
I looked around this whole damn place and everything says you were meant to be
My girlfriend

Why don't you be my girlfriend
I'll treat you good
I know you hear your friends when they say you should
'Cause if you were my girlfriend, I'd be your shining star
The one to show you where you are
Girl you should be my girlfriend


I always seem to end up singing along to the radio in the morning, even though my voice sounds like a dying cat at this time of the day. And just out of interest, have you ever tried to put lip gloss on while singing to the radio? Well it's damn hard, let me tell you! But it only really takes a second cos well I don't wanna wear too much make-up now do I? The thing that takes the longest is putting my contact lenses in. Oh, did I forget to tell you that? Well, I wear contacts, I was told I needed glasses about two years ago, I got contacts straight away. Little Geeky Liz Parker did not need glasses to make her look any worse! It would be ridding my lovely eyes, my only good feature, of their freedom! Now they only have to have me prodding them twice a day.

Right, so by now I'm out in the kitchen getting my breakfast, an apple! Wooo yeah! I think I have a right to display fake excitement, this has been the routine for the last, I don't know, seven years?? See my life is just so annoyingly predictable! Nothing exciting ever happens to me! Except for once when I was eating an orange, I swallowed a pip and nearly choked to death. It seems kind of funny looking back on it, but it wasn't at the time! Having to live on nothing but yogurt for days!!!! Believe me when I say that I've never had a yogurt since!

So, after shoveling breakfast down, without choking I might add, I shove my trainers on and run down to the café. Grab my bag from the back room where I dumped it last night and run out the back door. Mom and Dad are probably out the front helping the first few people get their breakfast and setting up for the lunch time rush.

For once this morning I have no reason to hurry. I walk to school, always have done. Catching the bus would just be so, like, un-cool! Yeah, like that would ever be my motive! Actually it's because the first time I tried to catch the bus I missed it completely and ended up walking anyway. It's nice, I don't mind, it wakes me up, gives me a chance to psyche myself up to another day of being normal little Liz Parker!

It's strange how important walking to school has become to me over the years. It helps me to relive the most amazing experience of my life. The only time when I ever felt special!

It was on the first day of fourth grade. Maria and I had both walked to school, getting there quite early. We were standing out in front of the school with all these people milling around us. Alex, of course, was late! Men! OK so he was only 6 years old, but I'm still not letting it go! Any way, Maria was going on and on about these cypress oils things that her mom had let her try. She was babbling on about something to do with the calming effects of the forest and singing mountain streams. What?!? But I was listening, when you've been around Maria for a while you sort of develop a Maria filter and kind of just tune her out. My mind was buzzing along all by itself thank you very much.

I was jittery and nervous. Here we were at the beginning of a new school year, just another year of trying to be perfect, attempting to make my parents happy. Don't get me wrong my parents were great, they never really asked anything of me, I just couldn't see that at the time. All I could see were these wonderful people who had cared for me through absolutely everything and I didn't want to lose them, so I tried to be perfect. I did everything, I got overworked, a ten minute homework took me two hours! I used to creep back up after my parents had put me to bed, go onto my balcony and keep going with my homework. Then I began to skip lunches etc, until one day I collapsed in the middle of PE. My parents gave me a talk to find out what was wrong. I still try to be perfect but maybe just not so much…

So all the time Maria was talking I was thinking about being perfect, until a noise jolted me out of my stupor. I thought at first that it was Maria, but no, she was still going like a hurricane with out any clue as to what I was doing. So I turned round looking for the noise that had so rudely awakened me. It was the arrival of the school bus, not that interesting, but just as I was about to turn round someone got off the bus.

The feeling I got was… astounding. No word can describe it! For a second it felt like I was floating, everyone else was gone, all my cares of the moment had disappeared. He was looking at me as though I was beautiful, as though he loved me. My heart was crying out to him but all I could do was smile. It was amazing, but the next second my eye contact was broken with him and Alex dragged me off into school…

You must think I'm crazy, I know we were only nine years old and only just in fourth grade but it really felt real! When I looked into his eyes I really saw love! If there's anything in this world that I've ever been sure of it's that on that day I saw love for the first time. It's been a long time since then though, perhaps what I saw was love, just not MY love. The one I'm searching for, the soul-mate love that I've never found.

In that first week of that year I did everything to try and find out my mysterious boy's name but I had no success until Friday. I just walked into my Biology class and there he was, sitting there with the only free seat in the room, right next to him! We ended up as lab partners after that, but for some reason he never really tried to talk to me after that, he never mentioned that morning. He became more and more distant as time went on, it hurt, yes, it hurt a lot, I couldn't believe what I had felt was one sided, that's why now I don't believe that what I felt was my soul-mate love… It must have been something different, though what I'm not sure.

I'll never forget him though, he'll always have that space in my heart that's saved for the first second you experience love…
posted on 23-Jul-2002 2:05:15 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys*happy* I just thought I'd pop back to make sure that you know I am still here! I'm working on the next part at the moment and I hope it'll be a good one. Max and Liz will DEFFINATELY be meeting soon, not in this chapter but the one after*happy*

JaneLane thank you for your continueous (sorry I can't spell to save my life*happy*) posts, they keep me going! I promise you that I'll post more soon!

roswellluver thanks for your post*happy*

I will try and get the next part up tomorrow. See you laters!
posted on 24-Jul-2002 3:41:24 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys*happy* I've been trying to get on the site all after noon but I just couldn't seem to get one so I've only just managed to come and post the chapter. I'm very sorry but this chapter seems to have come out shorter than the others but I will work on the next chapter as quickly as I can so that I can make up for it!

wild_child_uk hi thanks for leaving a message*happy* I'm glad you like the story!!

Spicy trini1 thanks for the feedback*happy*

frenchkiss70 Thank you*happy* I can't give anything away about the other life but I do really want to tell you.... :(

Dreamerforever15 Hi, thanks for leaving me some feedback, I hope you enjoy the new chapter!

EvansLiz Thank you for the feedback*happy* there will be more about Grandma Claudia's book very soon*happy* I'm glad you like the story!

Wow!!! This must be the most feedback I've had in a long time! Thank you all! Please keep it up :D ummm.... please rate this story too!! Ok enough babbling from me, heres the chapter enjoy!

CHAPTER 6

*Max' POV*

Every morning I drive to school with Issy. Our parents got us a jeep for our sixteenth birthday, we share it. Out it this way, it makes a welcome alternative to catching the bus with a load of ten year olds! So ever since we got it, we've used it to get to school, religiously. And of course if it ever brakes down we don't have to take it to a garage, oh no, Max and Isabel Evans Master Mechanics! Just one swipe of the hand and everything is fixed! It's a sure fire way to save money! Buy the Magic Evans twins at a store near you, never fail your MOT again! Wow aren't we the lucky ones! Excuse me while I crack up hysterically.

Michael how ever zooms to school on his motor bike. Yup that's our Mikey Boy, your average Biker dude with an attitude problem. So me, Max Evans, star stuck lover (or at least I would be if Liz would notice me) and Stonewall Guerin! What a pair! Just me and my angry side kick, who needs friends? Who needs happiness? Who needs their dreams to come true?

So this is my normal mental commentary that I get as I stand by Michael's locker every morning. Yes every morning, the only thing that my favourite attitudely challenged alien lacks is an alarm clock, and no matter what you do, he'll always be late. ALWAYS! Which is why, every morning finds me standing, invisible, next to Michael's locker watching the happily oblivious people wonder their way past. Great huh?

I have another lesson of hell next. Biology, with Liz Parker. Now why would that be hell, you ask? Hmmm I wonder, now why could that be, perhaps because I have to sit next to her all lesson, making small talk and knowing I can never have her! And what makes it worse is that I still have the memories we made in fourth grade. We got quite close back then, before I started to freak out about who I was. We used to have a good time but then I pulled away, can you say idiot? And she kind of just moved on and forgot about me. She got more and more popular and I got more and more invisible!

Invisible. Yup that's a good word for me, but the weird thing is that how ever much I hate it, it's actually what I was trying to achieve that time so long ago. Invisible is good, invisible doesn't make people curious as to why your car always seems to miraculously heal its self. But one thing invisible doesn't give you is happiness. Happiness is Liz Parker. That's why I hang around her so much, sure she doesn't notice it but I'm always there, watching in the back ground. It's strange how she never seems to notice how often I sit in the Crashdown, I can just sit there for hours watching her, order in drink after drink for an excuse!

I guess she'll never know how much I love her. It's a sickening thought really that no one will ever really know who Max Evans was when I'm gone, how no one will miss me… Again my mind harks back to my biggest wish, to be normal. Perhaps if I was normal then I would have the courage to go to her and talk, to walk up to her in the corridor and kiss her.

I guess there's some people who would kill to have a secret. To have the 'excitement' and the 'adventure'. Yeah that's really what it is! Muh-uh, that's why Issy, Michael and I have to fear for out lives every day! It's really not everything it's cracked up to be! To have to lye to everyone you love, to never show the world your true self, to be constantly distancing yourself from everyone who really matters. It hurts, yes it hurts like hell! We have to see the pain cross their faces every time we push them away, to feel the guilt stab us in the heart when the misplace their trust in us, and to have to listen to every stupid lie leave our mouths.

People who are normal don't understand, they don't see being different as what it really is, a burden.
posted on 28-Jul-2002 1:15:14 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys*happy* I'm here to try and make amends for being so long in updating. I must confees that I STILL don't have the next part typed up... Sorry! I've been working on my other story and the weather just got so nice so I just had to go outside for a while, then I had to scrub out my bunny's hutch cos it loads of... actually you really don't have to hear about that, it bad enough putting myself through it. Anyway I and here to PROMISE that a new part will be on it's way asap, hopefully tomorrow. I have LOADS of the chapters written out on paper, it's just really hard to find time to type them. But enough excues, a new part is deffinately on it's way.

Thank for all being so patient and not threatening me *happy* I'll be back soon!
posted on 29-Jul-2002 3:41:19 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hellloooo! I'm back, AT LAST! but this time I come baring another chapter! Give the girl a cheer!! Thanks for all stick to the story while I've been Awol but I'm back now! I'm thinking about doing a Marai and Alex POV soon, what do you think? It would just be to get the friend's perspective on what's going on.. tell me if you think it's a good idea*happy* Well at last the part that some of you hav been waiting for has arrived! It's time four Max and Liz to meet! I hope you like this chapter, I hope it's OK I wasn't too sure with it but I thought I ought to post it. I hope you enjoy it!

CHAPTER 7

*Liz' POV*

Looks like Max is late AGAIN! He always seems to be late. Maybe it's that he's trying to avoid me… Yes I know I'm oddly paranoid! But really I guess it's just that Michael is late. It's strange how Michael always manages to be late, no matter what he does, he'll always be late! It's some kind of force of nature that determines that Michael Guerin will be late! It's early morning I'm allowed to babble! God I sound like Maria!! Aggh! Save me! Speaking of Maria though, I think she has a thing abut Mikey-Boy. No seriously I do! When ever she sees him she starts slagging him off, but the thing is that when she does it she's always staring right at him with a sort of dreamy look in her eye. And on the rare occasion that she and Michael talk they always seem to end up having an argument, there's a sort of tension between them that sets off sparks… It's sweet, like candy! I should say that to her, see if she flips out…

Anyway, back to Biology and Max. If he doesn't hurry up he's gonna be really late, even later than Mrs Parrater, our teacher. Fondly named parrot by her adoring students. Adoring? OK maybe that's a bit to strong a word. Perhaps hating, despising, strongly disliking would be slightly closer to the truth. Personally I don't mind her cos I LOVE biology. And I never get in her bad books, but believe me if you do get in her bad books be prepared to lose a limb! She is one scary person when she's angry! She has this really evil looking hawk nose, like a parrot! get it? And this REALLY annoying habit to spit when she shouts, which is why everyone crowds towards the back of the room! She must be practically the most hated teacher in the whole school! Except for Mr Hardy, girl's PE teacher, spawn of Satan and leering pervert!

Ah, there's Max. Damn! Why does he always have to looks so nice! Grrrr! PARKER!!! Quit it! Think of Kyle, think of Kyle, think of Kyle. Yup that's my normal mantra for any lesson I have with Max. There was one time though that I was having a really hard time so I thought to myself, 'Hey why don't you sing it to a catchy tune in your head, then you won't forget to do it.' Oh yeah, great idea! The next thing I know is the whole class is sniggering and Max is looking at me like I'm a mad woman cos I'm sitting there singing, Think of Kyle, to Kylie Minouge's 'I just can't get you out of my head'! Can you say Embarrassing?

Right, so Kyle. Well I'll probably see him at lunch time. We'll sit down and eat together, and laugh and joke, perhaps throw food at each other… Just like I would with Maria and Alex. See that's how I feel about Kyle, like he's a friend, a really close friend, sure, but nothing more. When we kiss there just isn't that spark that says 'You'll always be mine', there's that spark that says 'Hey this is good fun while it lasts!'. But could I tell Kyle that? Nuh-uh I just don't want to hurt him, yes, he's not really in love with me but all the same it's not exactly good for the most popular guy in the school to be dumped by his geeky girl friend, I mean, it's bad enough to have a geeky girl friend! Anyway, it's fun, and why break a good thing? And I feel fulfilled with what we have……….. Yes I do know that I'm rubbish at lying! But really Kyle is sweet, loyal, caring! NO I AM NOT DESCRIBING A POODLE!! Aghh! You're just like Maria! that's what she said! Kyle is not like a poodle, well yes he is cute, no, no what am I saying? Kyle is NOT like a poodle! Period! End of discussion!

Stop looking at me like that!

Fine I'm going back to Biology now!

Oh Crap! Max has been talking to me all this time… Uh OK, improvise, improvise. Help?!? Please! Oh quit sulking!! Right make a guess what could he have said???

'Yeah…'

Nod and smile Parker, just nod and smile. Why is that bitch Pam Troy laughing at me? What did I say?

'Uh, Liz, were you actually listening to that, cos ummm I don't think what you're doing is yeah…'

He asked me what I was doing! No! I am so dumb! Why couldn't I have thought of that? What m I gonna say in reply? Talking to the voices in my head? day dreaming about you?

'I was, errrrm, yeah, I was,' Help me! Help me please! 'PLANNING OUR EXPERIMENT!'

Good answer Parker, but you really didn't have to shout it!!!! Oh I'm dying!! I'm going red, bright red, and Pam is still laughing at me. And Max is.. wait a minute! Is that a grin! No! Don't you dare Maxwell Evans! You wouldn't… He is! He's laughing at me! Oh you are so dead Max!

But he looks so cute when he laughs, and laughter is contagious isn't it… I'm going to, I'm gonna laugh! I'm gonna make even more of a fool of myself! I'm gonna sit here laughing like a hyena at myself… I am, I'm laughing. I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe! Great now I'm, gonna died from lack of air Oh my life is just too good for words! Ha! But there is one up point to this laughing! Pam Troy's shut her big fat mouth! And Max is sitting next to me laughing his head off too! Oh life suddenly feels a lot better…

'PARKER! EVANS! Stop acting like animals and start working!'

Oh, great, just great! Parrot! I see bench cleaning duty leering it's way towards me! There goes half my lunch break! And all my pride! Washed away, cos every body's watching us and Pam Troy's gone back onto snickering mode! I'm never gonna hear the end of this now!

Don't forget to leave feedback! I'll be back with the new part asap!
posted on 30-Jul-2002 12:07:08 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys*happy* I'm here to give myself a shameless self-bump to get me onto the frount page so all of you can see that I've updated*happy* I'll be back with the new part soon and don't forget to tell me what you think of a Maria and Alex part!

*bounce*
posted on 31-Jul-2002 10:06:18 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys. I have to say I'm extremely disapointed at the lack of feedback from the last part!*sad* And I'm not gona post the next part until I get at least a little! I have the next two parts typed up and I'm working on the one after that but until I get some feedback they'll just have to lurk on my computer! I won't be able to come onlin over the next few days becuase our internet connection is down (I'm using someone elses computer at the moment) and I'm going away on the 10th for two weeks so unless I get some feedback soon it'll be a long time until the next part! So please PLEASE leave me some feedback cos I don't want to leave you hanging here!

I'll be back as soon as I can get online.

Sarah Helen *angel*
posted on 1-Aug-2002 3:21:20 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys*happy* My internet connectiong is back online so I'll probably be able to bring you the next part tomorrow!

JaneLane Thanks for your post!

Raena79 Hello! I'm glad you've been liking this*happy* And I'm glad you've decided to leave me some feedback, it's great to have you with us! I hope to answer some of your questions soon, but I won't be giving everything away! I hope to see you again soon!

salonica I'm glad you've loved it so far!

Spicy trini1 I'm glad you like the Max/ Liz scenes*happy* there are loads more coming up! The Alex and Maria part is now half written and will be coming up in about three parts time.

Thank you sooooooo much for all the feedback! I'm sorry I had to nag! The next part is fully typed up and will be posted tomorrow, I hope you are going to enjoy it! See you tomorrow!
*angel**angel*
posted on 2-Aug-2002 3:24:24 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: HI! OK before I do any of my normal spiel I have something to say...

THANK YOU!

m14 WOW! *gapes at screen* *big**big**big* OK first things first, if I smile any more my parents will be picking peices of my face off the floor. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your feedback made be soooo happy! I started dancing round the room and I had to keep re-reading it over and over! I'm glad you've found this fic. Yay! Another Max obsessive! I'm pleased you like max' humour, it actually surprises me that I've managed to write like that, normally when I attempt to write things like this my sarcasm gets left out but for once it managed to include itself in the fic! There's more about G.Claudia's book in about ummm... 5 parts I think*happy* so not too long! Can we share Max? Pleaseeee!

With the orange pip thing it was quite strange, cos when I had that chapter written down on paper it wasn't there but for some odd reason when I typed it up it just popped into my head. I really have NO idea where it came from! Thanks for the belated B'day!!

I'm not groaning from your feedback! I love it! Please don't stop! And again with the 'buy the magic Evans twins at a store near you' that was no where to be seen when I had the prt down on paper but yet again it just popped up from the deep depths off my odd mind and made it's way onto the paper. Nope not sucking up enough, give me more MORE! lol just kidding ! I'm loving it!

I cannot understand how it is that such weird stuff just seems to appear in my head while writing this up on the computer, again the singing 'think of Kyle' just came to me while I was typing. Perhaps I have a magic keyboard.. and perhaps not!*wink* Thank you soooooooo much again for all your feedback! please keep it up! if you do you'll have one VERY happy sarah helen*happy* and parts will be abounding. Oh and about the Maria/ Alex chapter, it's now fully written and ready to go, but I'll be posting it in about four parts time, there is also a promise of a second M/A chapter! I hope you like the next part!

marteloise Hey it's good to see you back again! Thanks for the feedback!!

OKay so I'm done with my thank yous! Now onto the news*happy* I have the next 4 parts typed up (I think it's four, my addition's not that great), and from after this one they get a little longer. I'm gonna try and get as many parts out as possible over the next week cos on the 10th I'm off on holiday for two weeks, *sad* I'm sorry. I don't want to be leaving you but I don't think my parents would leave me behind. I MAY have a chance to post a part during those two weeks but I really doubt it, so just to keep myself going on the fic I'm taking my pen and my paper to keep on writing! And when I get back I'll start back up with posting. Also on the cards is a banner for the begining of the story, I'm working on it myself, but I'm not exactly the graphics wiz so it may be a while or not be very good. But I promise I'll do my best!

Right as a little insight as to what's ahead, we have:
*More of grandma Claudia's book
*Some answers and alien related stuff
*Alex and Maria
*More Max and Liz action!

OK, I've gone on for waaaaaaaay too long so I'm going to post the part now. I'm gonna use a new post to do it just to look neater, I'll brb.

Keep up with the feedback!

Sarah Helen*angel*
posted on 2-Aug-2002 3:26:44 PM by Sarah_helen
CHAPTER 8

*Max' POV*

At this moment in time there is only one thing I can do. Gawk! Have you ever walked into a room to see an angel sitting before you? Fine, have you ever walked into a biology lab to see an angel sitting before you? Thought not. Well this is just another part of my odd life.

Here I am, standing next to the door looking like a maniac. And why am I just standing here? Because I can't take my eyes of something, someone in the room. And no it's not Pam Troy If ever the day come when I look at Pam Troy and think I've gone to heaven, I'll kill myself and make sure I really do go to heaven. Though yes Pam Troy is an interesting sight for a guy's eyes at the moment seeing as she's jut pulled her top down another two inches, any further and it'll really be past the point of no return.

But I'm not the kind of guy to leer at Pam. No honestly I'm not! She just never seems to leave me alone! It can really get to you after FOUR YEARS!!! But my mind is solely occupied with my angel, Liz! Only someone as innocent as her could look so amazingly good just reading a biology book! She's completely engrossed in it, she doesn't even seem to notice what's going on around her, a few strands of hair are hanging in front of her face… Ohhh what I wouldn't do just to push that hair away from her face… I would do anything just to touch her, taste her and… DOWN BOY! Max get your mind out of the gutter!

Right so talking to her… talking to her… breathe Maxwell! Just walk across the room, ignore the weird looks you're getting from people, it's just cos you've been standing at the door for the last five minutes. Walk, ignore Pam pulling her top lower, and smiling at you, focus on Liz, focus on Liz! Shit, that would be a chair! Way to go Max! Fall over a chair! Now everyone's really looking at you! Just keep focusing on Liz…

'Hi Liz!' Damn that stupid teenaged-boy rule that says your voice squeaks when you're nervous. 'So what you doing?' Oh yeah great question Max seeing as she's looking at a book!! Clever guy! Liz is looking at me kinda weird, which isn't really surprising when I asked her what she was doing while she stared at book.

'Yeah…'

Eh? Excuse my lack of words but since when did 'yeah' classify as doing something?? Right now I'm really confused… And I thought my question was bad!!

'Uh, Liz, were you actually listening to that, cos ummm I don't think what you're doing is yeah…'

She looks a little flustered and embarrassed. Hell I don't know why! She wasn't the one who walked into a room, stood by the door for five minutes staring at someone reading, fell over a chair, and asked the person reading what they were doing!

'I was, errrrm, yeah, I was, PLANNING OUR EXPERIMENT!'

Okay, the shouting at me bit was a little over the top… I know it's probably gonna make her feel worse but I can feel my eyebrow raising, I have spent WAY too much time with Michael! Pam Troy's laughing at Liz. She's going red… I know I shouldn't laugh but she just looks so cute when she's embarrassed and really if I don't laugh I'll just do something even more stupid like puke on her or start choking…

Perhaps laughing wasn't such a good idea, she looks ready to strangle me…

She laughing? She's laughing too!! I made her laugh!! Score one for Evans! This boy is on a roll! Bring it on! Evans, Evans he's our man, if he can't do it no one can! Goooo E-V-A-N-S! I apologize for that, Issy got onto the cheerleading team last year…

So Liz and I are laughing, Pam's shut up and I haven't made a complete fool of myself again! Could life get any better?

'PARKER! EVANS! Stop acting like animals and start working!'

Oh perfect, just frickin' wonderful! Game, set, match to Parrot! Damn it! Well there goes that snatched moment of happiness. Not only did I yet again make myself look like a prat but I managed to get Liz into it too! I swear the gods hate me!

Just look at the book, pretend you're working. What ever you do don't get Liz into trouble again… Don't even talk to her, she probably hates you!

And once again I, Max Evans, mess up any chance Liz and I ever had of being close. Isn't life just spiffing?!?


A/N: Sorry it's a bit short, but I promise they get longer after this! Hopefully I'll post the new part tomorrow!

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posted on 3-Aug-2002 3:31:44 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hi!!! *giggles maniacally* SO Much feedback! I love you guys!!!! OK thank yous...

clueless HI! Welcome!! Hello!!! Sorry if I'm scaring you here*happy* thanks for your feedback! I'm glad you like the story.

frenchkiss70 I'm glad you liked the parts! Thanks for the message*happy* Here's a new part!

m14 Yesterday was probably my longest ever authors note and deffinately my longest ever thank you*happy* But it was great to have so much feedback from you! And again, today there's more!! It's great having someone think I'm funny!! I wish people did this more often, I feel so... wanted! hehe. The magic Keyboard, well it's a well gaurded secret and if I told you I'd have to kill you.... lol. Here's yet another part! Keep on leaving that fabulous feedback!

roswellluver Hey! thanks for the message! I'm thinking about getting Max some speech lessons! Lol. I hope you like the new part!

See I've been a lot more restrained with my Thank yous today! The banner is coming on well but there's still a long way to go! I'm working on typing up a new chapter as well. Ummm... what else is there? Umm nothing I can think of, if I think of anything else I'll post it here later! Please keep up the fabulous feedback and keep on rating the fic! I hope you enjoy the new part!

CHAPTER 9

*Liz' POV*


Finally! The day is over! I don't think I could have faced another second. It's been one of those days where everything that happened just made the idea of suicide VERY appealing. I made a complete fool of myself in front of Max! I mean how could he ever like a Klutz like me? I just feel like stamping my feet and screaming. Could I be any more unlucky? I scared him off completely! He didn't say another word to me for the rest of the lesson! Aghhhhhhh, I'm doomed to be alone!

By lunch time everyone in the whole school had heard about it, even Maria and Alex, and believe me they're always the last ones to know.

'So Chica I hear someone's been drawing attention to themselves!' giggled Maria.

Liz let her head plunge into the table and connect with a thump.

'And been flirting with one Max Evans!' added Alex.

'We were just laughing! Not flirting!' insisted Liz raising her head from the table to look at her two friends. 'Kyle is gonna have a fit,' groaned Liz as she let her head fall back to the table.

'Ahh, I understand now! All this was just a master plan to kill Kyle. Good move Lizzie,' quipped Alex.

At the sound of yet another groan from Liz, Maria sat down and began to stroke Liz' hair.

'Awww, come on Chica, it can't be all that bad!'

'I'm doomed! I'm gonna die alone! A lonely old spinster that no one knows and no one visits!' muttered Liz without raising her head. 'Why? Why me?'

'Aww Lizziebear, Maria and I will bring our families to visit you at least once a year!'

'OW! Maria!' Alex yelped as Maria smashed a fist into his arm. He looked down forlornly at the aching limb.

'Just ignore the idiot, Liz. Come on let's go get some lunch!'

Maria pulled Liz to her feet and began to drag her towards the food. Suddenly she walked slap bang into a very large, strong wall.

'KYLE!' Maria squeaked with over enthusiasm. 'HI!'

'Hey Maria,' he grunted in confusion. 'Uh, Liz could we talk?'

'Actually we were just going…'

'It's OK Alex,' interrupted Liz, detaching herself from Maria. 'Let's go.'

Leaving the canteen, Kyle dragged Liz into the eraser room.

'This'll cause even more talk…' Liz smiled cautiously up at the boy beside her, preparing for what was to come.

Kyle didn't answer, he just studied her.

Liz sighed, ' Look Kyle, I am really not in the mood! I've just had the mother of all bad mornings and I really just want to get through lunch time without impailing a knife in my stomach so if we could just get this over with it would be much appreciated!'

Kyle's face softened immediately and he smiled at the beautiful girl in front of him. He just couldn't believe that this girl had ever agreed to go out with him! Liz Parker the most beautiful girl in the school, sought after by most jocks but warned off by Kyle. She was truly amazing but her most beautiful feature was that she didn't even realise how amazing she really was! He loved her, yes Kyle Valenti, player of the school, was in love with Liz Parker! And so, when he heard about what had happened with max Evans, via Pam Troy, he had nearly gone mad with jealousy.

'Liz, I just… I just wanted to ask you about this morning, I mean, there are a lot of rumors flying around…'

'Yeah most of them from Pam's own lips I bet,' muttered Liz under her breath. There was definitely no love lost between Pam and Liz, they were arch rivals to the end. Pam Troy, vain, popular, blonde, annoying, plastic and a slut, everything that Liz Parker wasn't but wanted everything Liz Parker had. She wanted Kyle, not because she liked him, no in fact Pam was lusting after Max Evans, just another reason to hate Liz, but she wanted Kyle because he was Liz' and it was up to her to personally make Liz' life a living nightmare! Of course she wasn't the only one of the popular group who hated Liz, oh no, among Pam Troy's minions there could be found one Tess Harding, christened Gerbil by her haters. Her fixation with Liz was more of a mystery, there seemed to be no particular reason for it…

Liz sucked in her breath, 'Ok Kyle, I don't know what rumors are going round so I'm just gonna tell you what happened, OK? Right Max Evans walked into Bio and came over to talk to me like he should seeing as he's my lab partner. We were talking and I said something funny, he laughed and I joined in. The Parrot walked in and told us to shut up, that's it, end of story! We were just messing around like friends do!'

Only then did Kyle see his girlfriend's tired eyes and ragged face. Immediately her felt sorry, how could he have doubted her?

'Liz, I'm sorry, I shouldn't have listened to the rumors… Are you OK?' he asked. 'You look exhausted. You should take a break!'

Liz rolled her eyes inwardly, only Kyle could start off a conversation by trying to accuse her and the turn it round so he sounded concerned. 'Yes Kyle, I'm fine! I can relax on Sunday, I have two shifts at the Crash tomorrow. I'll be fine! Just don't worry!'


And that was my lunch time! Great hey? And now you find me walking home with at least five tons of books. Can you believe how much work they set us for just one weekend? Really! I have ten text books in my arms, my bag over my shoulder, and I'm trying to balance two plastic bags on top of all that!

'Hey! Are you OK there? Do you want a ride?'

Max? Oh joy! 'Uh, yeah sure…'

And so I'm climbing into Max' jeep, he got it for his birthday last year. And how do I know this? Because I stalk him! No, I saw him and Issy driving in it for the first time on their birthday and well, I put two and two together and Voila! Of course Pam is gonna have a field day when she finds out I've been riding around with Max. No I did not say… ewwwwwww, get your minds out of the gutter! I meant getting a ride with Max… damn it why can't I say it right…. ummmm… Traveling home with Max. Yeah that sounds better! So anyway where was I before I started talking about riding Max? Agh! I didn't mean that! Right I'll shut up now….

Stop laughing!

'Look Liz I'm really sorry about earlier and everything…'

Huh? He's apologizing to me? Why the hell is he apologizing to me? Wait a second… Whoooooooooo I didn't scare him off!! Do the happy dance! OK perhaps not now, but later…

Now smile and talk, and make sense! 'It's OK, really you have nothing to say sorry about.'

'Ok, but all the same, I'm really sorry.'

Awkward pause! Awkward pause! Say something Liz!

'Mushrooms…'

MUSHROOMS?!?!? Why the hell did I say that? What on earth made my say that? Help! Please Help! I'm dying here!

'What?'

God, he looks scared to death which is hardly surprising seeing as you just randomly brought up the topic of Mushrooms!!!

'I was just asking where Isabel is.' That was OK, I can understand how where's your sister could come out as mushrooms… NOT!!

'Oh she's at the match, Pam asked her along.'

He took it? He believed that was what I was saying? Whooooooo! Good save Parker! Now breathe, breathe… And try and say something coherent this time!

'The match? Oh yeah, Kyle's playing…'

Uh, real smooth Liz! Great just great, you just had to bring Kyle into this didn't you?

Well he brought Pam into it!

She's not his girlfriend!

Right stop arguing with yourself and get out of the damn car. We're at the Crashdown…

'Thanks Max. See you!'

'Bye Liz!'

A/N: yes I know, I'm evil, I'm sorry, I just had to bring tess into this *Dodges the rotten fruit being thrown at her* But I promise this is a dreamer fic! I promise! please don't hurt me! I'll try and come back tomorrow with the next part! Don't forget the feedback! *Runs away before anyone can hurt her*
posted on 4-Aug-2002 3:23:24 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys! I'm back again*happy* ok first the thanks...

clueless Thanks for the feedback! It made me smile! I'm glad you liked the part! Whoops, forgot to say, thanks for the bump!! *happy*

roswellluver hehe, where would be the fun if Max and Liz could actaully speak sensibly?? (spelling sorry) Thanks for your message!

m14 Your feedback is fabulous!!!!! Don't even think about stopping doing it!!! Nuh-uh, Noway!! Well you know, I've been listening out for your laughter but I can't quite hear it, perhaps when everything is quiet.... Lol, I'm sorry I made Kyle in love with Liz, but something had to go wrong... Hehe YAY love triangles!! yeah I'm gonna have great fun sorting this out!*wink* Ummm as for a patch, well I'll work on it, but I'm afraid you're just gonna have to live with your craving from the 10th *sad* I'm sorry!

Anywho, I'm really sorry but this part seems to have shrunk...*sad* I thought it was longer than this, but I was fooled. I would post two parts but the next part is looooong, and it's the Alex/Maria part which should have a day all to itself! *tongue* So as a comprimise I'm making a promise to hurry back here tomorrow to post it, and also to try and type up the next part which I haven't done yet... *Hides* I meant to, really I did, but then I started reading fics and then I went out and the I felt ill and well then I came here but I will try tomorrow!

Righty ho, I'm done groveling and spewing random rubbish, so here's your part for today. Sorry about the length!

CHAPTER 10

*Max' POV*

You would not believe the day I've had! Having to dodge all the jocks, cheerleaders AND your own sister! I don't know what's worse, a quick death by jocks and cheerleaders or a slow and painful death by your alien sister! What a great life I lead! Ha!

But against all the odds Max has succeeded! My tactical dives into class rooms, avoiding Liz and well timed disappearances obviously paid off. I think I have now earned the title of superhero! I think I'll be called Alien man! Will my green cape and fake big black eyes! Michael can be my side-kick we can call him Why-the-hell-bother-saving-the-world-I'd-rather-watch-the-hockey boy! And he can wear pants over tights! Wouldn't that be fun?

Yes, the long day is finally beginning to rub off on my sanity! I even had to skip lunch to stay alive! So now I'm driving home, alone, my sister will be home later! I just need to psyche myself up for the big alien show down! Michael, Is and I have an alien power meeting (Don't you just love the name! Michael thought it up all by himself! Clever boy!) tonight to practice our powers! So we can be ready to fight evil and save the world! The terrific alien trio! Fighting for a better universe against all evil!! Well, Okay, so in actual fact it's cos we used to get so bored on Friday nights we knew we had to do something!

Wait a second, is that… is that Liz? Whoa! How many books can she carry? But I'm not gonna stop… it's really not a good idea, I'll just get us into more trouble… What the-? Why are we slowing down? Hell, why won't my feet listen to my brain?

'Hey! Are you OK there? Do you want a ride?'

Could I sound anymore cliché?

'Uh, yeah sure…'

Oh god! Liz Parker is in the car next to me! Say something Max, say something!

Really? You actually want me to say 'something'? Whoa, OK I get the picture, jut put the rocks down…

What do I say? I mean I don't want to stuff it up like I did this morning… Ah, this morning.

'Look Liz I'm really sorry about earlier and everything…'

Pause! Pause! What's with the pause? Perhaps she doesn't want to forgive me…

'It's OK, really you have nothing to say sorry about.'

I don't? Oh just getting you into trouble, embarrassing you, and giving Pam food for rumors. Oh of course! Nothing to apologize for!?!

'Ok, but all the same, I'm really sorry.'

Well I'm glad that's over… Oh not the silence again! What do I say? HELP!

'Mushrooms…'

What?!? OK Liz not exactly the conversation starter I would have picked, but whatever suits your tastes.

'What?'

'I was just asking where Isabel is.'

You were? Well that's a new way of asking… Maybe I'll try it sometime.

Right so that was a good sign, she's interested in your family. 'Oh she's at the match, Pam asked her along.'

Oh good going idiot! Mention Liz' arch nemesis! Clever boy!

'The match? Oh yeah, Kyle's playing…'

Ah.. Kyle. Right. I'll take that as a hint. So I guess you can see how much she loves him, she must think about him all the time. I suppose it's hopeless for me unless I become a Kyle Valenti clone, and I really don't see that happening anytime soon! I should just try and move on from Liz, it's never gonna happen. She's already taken, heart, mind and soul! My life officially sucks!

A/N: Ummm I just felt like leaving a note here and so ummm I've done that so Bye...

Oh I forgot! Leave me feedback! I love it! Bye now!

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posted on 5-Aug-2002 5:06:22 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys, I have bad news. This is probably the last chapter I'm gonna be updating before I came back from holiday. It's just that I'm off to hospital with suspected apendicitus (speeling) and I'm not sure when I'll be back. Thanks for the feedback and I'm sorry I can't leave individual thank yous. Please don't forget me while I'm gone*happy* I'll see you asap!

It's pretty simple bold- Alex, Normal-Maria, ** actions

CHAPTER 11

*Maria/ Alex POV*

Alex Whitman here, and I'll be you tour guide today along the vast ironies of Liz Parker's life. To the left we have…

Alex would you please just shut up and introduce us!

I'm getting there, so anyway, like I was saying, to the left we have…

Oh for God's sake! Who ever thought of putting us together was definitely crazy! Right lets make this short and to the point, we have more important things to worry about! I would be Maria DeLuca, all singing, all dancing, wonderful friend… SHUT YOUR MOUTH ALEX! And Liz' number one best friend.

Hey! I resent that!

Shut your mouth! Loud mouth over there is Alex Whitman, mad tour guide impersonator and number two best friend. *Sticks out tongue*

Maria Joelle DeLuca you put that tongue right back in your mouth before I do it for you! That's right, cower! Woooohahaha! So anyway, as birdbrain said, I'm Alex Whitman, founder of 'The Whits', comedian, bass player, amazing best friend and all-round great guy!

Hey if your head got any bigger it would finally explode and all the jello stored in there would finally go to feeding that third world country that so desperately needs it!

That's it, you asked for it! You've just been begging for a tickle attack!

Oh yeah?

Yeah! You're going down DeLuca!

We'll just see about that Alexander Charles Clancy Whitman!

Maria! You promised you'd never call me that in public!

Well, did I call you 'that? Ha! Never mess with Hurricane DeLuca!

*Grunt*

Awww, quit your sulking! You used my middle name!

Yeah well yours isn't Clancy!

Aww come on, Clancy is a lovely name, it's the sort of thing I'd name my female goldfish!

*Turns away*

Fine! I'm sorry Alex C.C.W! Better? Quit glaring at me! Can we please just get back to Lizzie?

Fine! But I'm still mad at you! I'm just doing this for Liz! Now, as I was-

As Alex was about to say, I'm going to be doing most of the talking, isn't that right Alex?

I graciously agreed to let Maria speak after she got down on her knees and begged.

ALEX!

Fine we flipped a coin and Maria threatened me.

Thank you Alex! You can shut up now! OK First things first, here's a quick tour of Liz' Life…

21st January 1983 11:38am Alexander Charles Cl-*Alex clears his throat* Fine, fine, Alex Charles Whitman is born. 9th January 1983 10pm Maria Joelle DeLuca, me, is born. 22nd January 1983 12:05am Elizabeth Claudia May Parker is born.

On the 7th September 1986 Liz Parker starts school along with Alex and myself, her trial for perfection begins.

Liz Parker sees Max Evans for the first time on the first day of fourth grade, 9th September 1992.

On the 21st June 1993 Liz Parker collapses from exhaustion in the middle of gym class, she spends the next three weeks off school. Max Evans looks like he might go mad.

December 25th 1997, Claudia Parker, Liz' grandmother, dies. Liz is devestated, Alex and I spend the next week at her house trying to make her feel better. We learn about the book.

Many years pass without much event until 5th April 1998 Kyle Valenti approaches Liz in the corridor and asks her out. 20th April Kyle and Liz go on their first date and share their first kiss, Lizzie is ecstatic, and goes on about it for hours, but the last time she mentions it she says, 'I can't believe I got my first kiss from Max Evans!'

January 10th 1999, Liz Parker makes an idiot out of herself in Biology and the whole school begins to talk.

So that's your quick guide to our Lizzie's life. And not I'm sure you have a hell of a lot of questions flying through your mind so I'm gonna let Alex answer them!

Oh, gee thanks Maria! Give me the hard job! OK now to review what Maria just said, I'm pretty sure that you can't have any questions about our births apart from what on earth possessed my parent to give me such an awful middle name. Well let's see if we can answer that one… Nope, all I can think of is that my parents had a nasty fixation with torturing their child!

Moving on, the first day of school, I suppose you want to know about Liz' trial for perfection. Well there's not much to tell, she started a quest for straight A's and perfect attendance, she skipped lunches to do extra work, didn't sleep and that's about it. You're probably wondering why we didn't stop her, but come on! We were only three! You can't really expect that much for us!

Next we come to 21st June 1993, god I remember that day all too well! Maria and I had been on at Liz for weeks to go and see a doctor. She was looking so ill, her skin was pail and puffy, her hair was limp and dull and she didn't ever seem to eat! We were half way through a game of basket ball when Maria threw the ball to Liz, she jumped to catch it, missed and just crashed to the floor. She wasn't moving at all, it was a full minute before the teacher even noticed her lying there with Maria and I screaming beside her. She was rushed off to hospital and Maria and I were just left to get on with school. Teachers really have no idea what it's like when a friend gets hurt or they wouldn't expect you to go back to normal. Maria was a shivering wreck for the rest of the day and I just withdrew into myself, all we could think about was Liz. But I wasn't withdraw enough to miss Max Evans, he was walking around school like a zombie, perhaps even worse than us. You see he was there when he collapsed, we weren't in the same gym class but he'd just arrived with a note for the teacher. He arrived just in time to see Liz collapse! It was on that day that Maria and I finally realised how much he likes Liz!

The next big event came four years later on Christmas day. Maria's mom got a phone call from Nancy and Jeff Parker (Liz' parents) at about four o'clock in the afternoon saying that Grandma Claudia had just had a heart attack and could Maria come over and see Liz. Then they phoned me, Maria and I went over straight away of course. Liz was hysterical, she had always been close to Claudia, we all had. She was Maria and my segregate grandma. She was the best, and she cooked the most amazing brownies!

We stayed up all night talking about her and then Liz got out a book that Claudia had written for her. She read it to us so we could all have something solid to remember Grandma by. It was amazing that book, the way it was written made the people in it more than just characters, they were actual people! And although that's physically impossible it seemed like that. The other weird thing about it was that each of the main characters seemed to be written to resmeble us. Liara was Liz, Mariane was Maria, light blonde hair, flighty, slightly odd, ring a bell?
*Maria hits him* Ow! And Aldran was me, dashing, handsom… OK so he was their bestfriend and he was scrawny.

Thank you Alex!

Right so that's that sorted, not we move onto 20th April 1998 the day Liz made the biggest mistake of her life. She decided to date a jock! Big no no! But of course, Liz being Liz she was trusting enough to go out with him, but what she couldn't see was that when she did that she left her true happiness behind her! In the form of Max Evans. Now what I have never been able to understand is why Liz can't seem to see what's right in front of her! She's had a crush on him ever since fourth grade and believe me that is a looooooong time ago! But somehow she manages to be blind to the fact that he likes her too! OK so maybe not likes, perhaps, adores, loves, lusts after, praises, stalks! All those kind of things. Even Pam Troy has noticed it! And trust Maria and I when we say that she wouldn't notice something even if it bit her on the ass! She's a bimbo through and through that somehow got into the same science class as Liz the genius but oh well…

So if Pam can notice it then why the hell can't Liz? Or Max for that matter, it's like they're in this dream state where they find it physically impossible to notice the obvious! And well after putting up with Liz day dreaming about Max for seven years we are seriously bored! And we've decided it's time to do something about it! We're gonna pair Liz and Max up! Then at last they'll finally be happy!


Plus when that happens Alex might finally get to talk to Isabel Evans, Max' sister who he's had a crush on almost as long as Liz has liked Max!

Hey you can't talk! You with your little Michael Guerin obsession!

I do not like Michael! That guy has serious attitude problems! He's the most rude, arrogant pig that walks this earth.

See you like him! You'd only get that worked up if you like him!

God! You are impossible Alex!

See I told you she was obsessed with him! Well anyway back to Liz and Max. It's because of our plan that today was so perfect! Our shy little Lizzie actually having fun with Max instead of just moping around!

But then came lunch time…

And Kyle!

Yup, he just had to stick his nose in and ruin everything! I mean everything! He just walks up to us in lunch and drags her off! And she doesn't even resist! I mean who does he think he is? Prince of England? Not that being the Prince of England is bad, cos personally I think William is actually quite attractive in a sort of donkeyish sort of way, and Harry, well he's a bit young for me, but he's cute. And…

Maria, babbling!

Oh, yeah.

Sniff some cypress oil and chill, girlfriend! Let me speak! So Kyle turned up just as we were about to get some food and begin to convince Liz that Max really likes her. He drags her off to the eraser room! I mean does this guy have no heart? His girlfriend is completely depressed, almost suicidal and all he can think about is getting a little somethin' somethin'! Some guys just have a one track mind! But the thing is that I don't think he got any, not from our Lizzie! I'm so proud of her! She came out looking just as depressed as when she went in. And Kyle came out looking like the forlorn little puppy that he is!

So tomorrow is another day, Saturday and Liz and I are waiting tables together. It's a well known fact that Max Evans will come in for lunch and sit in Liz' section so Alex and I will be there to bring Liz' attention to it! Make sure she realizes what a babe he really is!

Yup, and we will not accept defeat! Maria can get extremely vicious when she doesn't get her way…

HEY!

Well it's true! Remember when I wasn't gonna help you out with Liz you threatened my… Anyway, you don't really need to hear about that. Just watch out! Team Whitman is on Liz' case!

I thought we settled on team DeLuca!

Whitman

DELUCA!

WHITMAN

Right that's it! I'm gonna carry out my threat!

Crap! I'll see you guys later… RUN AWAY!!!

Hehehe, run you wimp run! Well I'll come by and talk to you as soon as we get a new development! Bye!
posted on 7-Aug-2002 8:43:50 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys*happy* I'm just back from hospital and I thought I'd come and thank you for all the feedback.

m14 Hey! I know exactly how you feel, my computer always ends up doing that to me! Grrr, oh well*happy* I'm glad you realised and left me another message! hehe I'm glad you found the chapter funny, it was good fun to write too! If you have a Jason you can send over to keep me comany then ummm.... DO IT!!*happy**happy* lol. Thanks for the feedback and it's really great you liked the part!

frenchkiss70 Thank you so much for the feedback and I'm really pleased you enjoyed the part and found it funny! PS. Two messages! THANK YOU!! *happy*

m14 hehe another bump! Thanks!

Spicy trini1 Thank you for the post! It's great you liked the chapter! Hehe I'm gonna have to work out what to do with Kyle...

Anyway, thank you for all the posts you've brightened up my day! I did have the next two parts written down on paper but I'm gonna have to edit them slightly when I type them up. I don't want to get your hopes up but there is a VERY slim chance that I might get one of them typed up before I go away on saturday, it just depends on how I am. But I'm back home now, appendix free, and recovering quickly! So I will come back very soon*happy*

Thanks for sticking around!

Sarah helen
posted on 8-Aug-2002 3:28:30 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys, I'm back yet again, but this time, surprisingly, I bring good news. I have typed out half of the chapter and I will attempt to get the other half typed out tomorrow in time to post it before I leave. But... and you're gonna hate me for this, it's a magor cliff hanger*happy* I'm evil, I know. Anyway I'll try and be back tomorrow*happy* See y'all l8er!

PS m14, I hope you're around long enough to get the part!!
posted on 9-Aug-2002 3:29:50 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys*happy* I've litterally just finished the part so I'm gonna post it as my going away pressie to you! I'll see you all in two weeks! (PS I hope you can understand the dialogue, it does get a little confusing but if you follow it through you should be able to understand it!) (I just edited it and I thought I'd tell you that the stars didn't work so when you get to them they'll look a bit squashed*happy* they looked alot better in word I promise! bye now!)

CHAPTER 12

*Liz' POV

It's 12:30pm and here I am just sitting on my balcony, staring at the stars. There's this one constllation that I've always loved, ever since I was a child. It's eight stars in the shape of a V, it looks kinda like this,

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It's stunning though, the two stars at the bottom stand out the most. They're so close that you can barely tell them part, just like they're one star. It's almost as though they're bonded together, if one were to disappear then the other one would too!

It was Grandma Claudia that first showed me that constellation, when I was about five…

Speaking of Grandma, I've just finished reading my favourite passage in her book. Here read it.

'Liara stood beneath the golden draperies of the great hall, her heart pounding in her chest. Before she had left Drasen all her family had gathered, telling her how wonderful she looked, how fine and how handsome… But now, standing here among all these great, rich people, she felt her blossom faded and wilting. The deep, old, red of her gown could not compare to the vibrant blues and greens that flashed past her. Her mouth was dry and her posture portrayed her frightened interior.

The girl that stood next to Liara was the complete opposite, her blonde curls framed her radiant and comfortable smile, the dress of rich silk blended perfectly with the finery of the party. None would guess that she was in any way related to the mousy girl that huddled uncomfortable by her side.

'Liara, try to relax, you're scaring all my admirers off! It's not long till it shall be revealed who the head royal adviser is to be and I wish to dance before then!'

'I'm sorry, dear Ava. I should not have come, I do not belong here, my status is too…'

Her face faded out of existence as she notice the man who had come to a stop beside her.

'Liara?' he gasped with obvious discomfort.

'Zan? I had no idea you would be here, I mean, that you would be attending…' Liara squeaked in reply.

Now she knew she should never have come. It was mortifying for Zan to have even glimpsed her next to Ava's beauty, but for him to linger with them! Liara attempted to choke the maddening fears that surfaced in her brain. He would fall in love with Ava of course, everyone always did, and he would forget what they had once felt for that split second so many years ago…

Zan swallowed nervously. How could he have been so stupid? He should have know she would be there tonight, she would find out his secret, the secret that had pulled him away from her for so long. She would be angry, she would take even less notice of him than she already did!

He couldn't believe how truly radiant she looked, all these other women with their fake finery and false charm. But she stood their, humble among the others but beautiful beyond reason. Her cheeks glowing with the warmth of the room, her eyes sparkling from the silver light, and her dress showing her superiority over these women. All others had come dressed in the royal blues and greens but Liara stood among them, a rose among the common flowers, her spirit lighting the room!

He could tell her now, it wasn't too late, he could tell her and all would be right. They could be together, they could be happy! But she wouldn't be happy would she? No one could be happy with the life he was about to lead, the life that had been pre-destined for him. Even he did not want it and he had not been sheltered from it all his life, she would be plunged into a world she did not understand and did not know. No he couldn't do that, not to her, not to the woman he loved. He must move on and leave his heart and soul behind him.

Zan turned to Ava and swallowed his pride, 'Would you care to dance?'

This was it, this was the moment he took a step on and let her live, this was the final separation.

Liara watched in horror and Zan lead Ava off to the floor. Yes, it had happened, just like it always happened. She was Liara, just plain Liara, nothing special. And once again Ava had stolen the show, once again Ava had stolen her happiness. She had thought Zan was different, not like the other fickle beings that surrounded her everyday, but true, an old soul like her.

Tears rushed to her eyes and Liara turned to flee the room. She would go back to Drasen and pick up her life, go back to being poor little Liara, carer of her parents and just another of the poor citizens. She would return to her black and white life and leave the only speck of colour behind her in that room.

Everything seemed blank to Liara as she ran from the room, she only registered that there was no cry for her and no other running foot steps. Why should there be? The only person who had really ever cared was dancing with Ava…

Zan saw out of the corner of the room and Liara fled the room. Her swallowed and buried his head into the blonde girl's hair, it was done, she would be happy, she would be free…'

I cry every time I read that. I can't understand why, but I can feel myself as Liara there. She lives so simply, and she cares for everyone around her, but none can really see who she really is. Except for Zan, he saw her, but then he got this crazy idea that she wouldn't want him if she found out his secret, and so he pushed her away!

Some people are just so crazy, Liara couldn't live without him, why would a secret make a difference? He should have told her, she would have understood, somehow I know it…

***

It was 2:30 by the time I got to bed last night! 2:30!!! Can you say stupid? No well then say it with me, S-T-U-P-I-D! I am literally dead on my feet! Remind me next time I even consider staying up that late, please, please, shoot me! My head is killing me and my eyes would be so much happier if they were closed. And yet, dedicated little me is walking round the Crashdown waiting tables! Great way to spend your Saturday! Uh… right?

So, it's midday now and I've been at this now for three hours… SINGLE HANDED! Apparently our waitress Agnes had a death wish and decided not to show up for work! Really you think she'd be a bit more concerned for her health, because the next time I see her all hell will break loose! Luckily Maria did decide to show up and she start working five minutes ago. Well, I say luckily, but her and Alex are up to something, and I have a nasty feeling it evolves them annoying me…

So now there's another waitress surely it's time for me to have a break. Oh yeah, like that would ever happen! I still have the lunch rush to get through! Isn't my life just super? I warn you, NEVER let your parents buy a restaurant! Well, unless you like waking up at the crack of dawn and slaving your butt off until no ones hungry any more, and believe me that NEVER happens, there'll always be someone who needs something!

Right, here's a tour of who's in the Crash at the moment. We have a mad tourist couple, made up of a sci-fi freak with brown hair and a ditsy blonde that I swear is an alien reincarnate! But they're harmless and kinda sweet. They're the sort of people who are kind to waitresses and aren't demanding, and as far as I'm concerned, right now, that makes them angels! Then we have two, big, burley men who look like they've been pulled off the streets of New York. I can truthfully say, they're the oddest, (and rudest!) thing Roswell has seen in years! Then we have Max and Michael sitting in their usual booth, and Alex… He's been watching me like a hawk since he came in and Maria keeps whispering to him! I swear it's gonna drive me mad soon!

Yes I realise that sounds like a pathetic lunch rush but in Roswell everything is a little backwards, so the lunch rush won't be starting for another ten minutes at least!

'Hey Lizzie, Max and Michael have been waiting for like ever! Why don't you go serve them?'

Since when has Maria been concerned about Michael's hunger?? I smell a rat!

'Why don't you go and serve them, I've got to serve that couple, Larry and Jenny!'

Haha, get round that one DeLuca!

'Oh that's OK Liz, I'll get them, they're practically in my section anyway. You get Max and Michael. I don't think I could face the arrogant pig at the moment.'

Damn it! 'What Max is now an arrogant pig?'

'LIZZIE! You know full well I meant Michael! Now off you go!'

So here I go, off to make a fool of myself in front of Max once again. But this time Michael can be a witness!

'Maria! Good going, you know you're meant to make Max look good…'

WHAT?!? Alex just whispered that to Maria. What the hell are they up to???

Crap! I've been standing in front of Max and Michael's table not doing anything… Say something! Say something!

'Hi welcome to the Crashdown, I'm Liz and I'll be your waitress today. What can I get you?'

Oh God! Not this again! Liz Parker's ability to speak just left the building! So now Michael's raising his eyebrow and looking at me like I've grown a third ear and Max looks confused! Great Parker, you've done it again. You have officially scared the living day-lights out of Max and convinced him that you are truly strange! All that in under a minute! Wow! That must be a record!

'Uh Liz, it's us. You know, Max and Michael? From Roswell, New Mexico.'

Aghhh, someone kill me now! If the ground was capable of swallowing people up then I would now officially be six feet under!

'Uh, yeah, sorry, I'm just pretty tired…' *giggle*

I'm giggling? I'M GIGGLING?!? Help!!!!

'Right well we'll have the usual! Bye bye now!'

OK, does Michael take rude lessons or something?

'Look Pig-boy, waitress service is presently a little thin on the ground. So either you play nice or we'll just have to see what you look like in one of these outfit. OK sugarplum?'

Whoa, I didn't even realise Maria was behind me! That is priceless, seriously this is what they call a Kodak moment! You should see Michael's face! He looks scared out of his mind! And Maria's just standing there with her arms crossed, tapping her foot!

'Uh please Liz, we would very much appreciate our usual,' and with a quick glance at Maria, 'If it's not too much trouble, that is…'

I would pay just to hear that again! That was amazing! Michael has never even talked to me properly, let alone been polite! Maria is incredible! And Max? He looks like he's gonna burst if he doesn't laugh soon…

'Sure Michael! I'll be right back with that!'

I walk off, but I'm feeling dangerous so there go the hips! Yes that's right, shy little Liz Parker is shaking her booty across the restaurant! Look at me!

'You see Michael! Being polite can make everyone very happy!'

Maria's still taunting Michael, there is some serious tension between them, and I don't mean the bad kind!

'Oh my! Well! Is that Little Lizzie Parker strutting her stuff in public? I thought you only did that at our girlie sleep-overs and when Kyle ain't feeling too good!'

'Ha ha funny Alex!'

'You know Alex, I think she's trying to impress someone.'

'Shit, Maria! Quit sneaking up on me! You scared the hell out of me!'

'She's right, Maria, you have some kind of sneaking complex. But while you have that abnormality you are extremely apt with your observations! I do believe our Lizzie is trying to impress someone!'

'I am not!'

'Hmmm… you're right Alex, except for that abnormal part! Now who could she be trying to impress? M… M… now what was his name? Max was it? Yes that's it MAX EVANS!'

'WHAT? Do you really have to shout Ria?'

'OH WAS I SHOUTING?'

'Ow Ria!' Haha that's right Maria, shout in Alex's ears some more then perhaps he'll attack you and you'll kill each other!

'JUST SHUT UP! Right, now! First things first, I was not shaking my booty!' Right you shut up! They don't have to know about it! 'Secondly I have Kyle so why would I want Max?' Again shut up!

'You do realise you're killing him! And he's looking again!'

'He is so not looking!'

I will not sound excited, I will not sound excited! This is just another of Maria and Alex' missions to get Max and me together…

'Yes he is! Isn't he Alex?'

'Yup Lizziebear. I think it's time you accepted, you have a stalker!'

'Fine! I'll look! See, turning round… See not looking!'

No he did not just look away!

'When will you two guys get it? What I felt in fourth grade, only I felt! Max doesn't like me and I've moved on! I have Kyle!'

'Kyle?!? Give me a break! Since when did a dumb jock turn you on?'

'ALEX!'

Someone please help me! These two are never gonna shut up! Where's my knight in shining armor to save me? Brad Pitt perhaps? But I'll settle for Max… did I just say that? I did not mean that! So any way…

'LOOK BUDDY JUST GIVE ME THE MONEY! NO MORE TIME! I'VE ALREADY WAITED LONG ENOUGH! JUST HAND IT OVER!'

THANK YOU GOD! OK so an angry brawler wasn't exactly what I had expected, but it'll do! Anything to get Hurricane DeLuca and Typhoon Whitman off my case!

'Sorry guys! It looks like an angry brawler calls my name! You carry on this conversation between you!'

Hahaha! I got away!


'I'll come with you chica!'

OK so maybe I didn't, it looks like this hurricane's got homing powers and it's heading for me!

'Excuse me sir, is everything alright?'

That was to the shouting man, the other one looks just plain scared so I figure that if I talk to the big one then it won't anger the situation any more!

'NO I AM NOT ******* ALRIGHT, ***** SLUT!'

Righttttttt, okey dokey, looks like this is gonna get interesting.

'I'm sorry sir, but you're causing alarm, I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave.'

We were taught how to take care of awkward customers, but this is a little beyond awkward! Perhaps if I just stay calm!

'YOU KNOW WHAT, WITCH, YOU CALL THIS ALARM, WELL HOW ABOUT THIS?'

BANG! Oh my god! He just shot the other guy! This wasn't mentioned in the training! What do I do now?

'LIZ!'

That was Maria squealing at me, you want to know why? Well…

'No one move or alien girl here gets it!'

Mmmm-hmmm, yes I'm now standing here in the arms of the truckie with a gun pressed to my stomach!

'Liz, don't move! It's OK.'

That's Alex, calm as always but who the hell is he kidding… OK??? THIS IS NOT OK! I have a gun pressed to my stomach and I'm standing in a murderer's arms! How does this classify as OK?

'Let her go!'

'Max…'

'Shut up all of you!' He's pressing the gun further into my stomach. Is he paying any attention to how much this hurts? No thought not!

Well, one thing I probably should have told you earlier is that I get VERY claustrophobic at times when I'm tense, and tense would definitely describe me right now!

'Lizzie, just breathe, sweets, it's OK.'

'Maria…' Yes I've resorted to whimpering!

'I SAID QUIET!'

Breathing is not so easy right now… I can't breathe, I need space! I have to get out of his arms! Just to be free…

'LET ME GO!' I choke and push him away.

'LIZ!' That was Max…

'YOU BITCH!' That was gunman…

'OH MY GOD!' That was Maria…

SMASH! That was a ketchup bottle Maria was holding…

'Shit!' That was Michael…

BANG! That was the gun…

SMACK! That was me hitting the cold tiles of the floor, hey it was nice meeting you guys…

A/N: *Dodges the things being thrown* I warned you it was a cliff-hanger... I'M SOOOOOOO SORRY! I had wanted to get the next part up before I left but then apendicitus struck:( sorry guys! I hope you liked the part! It was a little longer than the old ones, the new one's even longer! I'll post it as soon as I get back in two weeks! Please if you can kep on bumping me to the front board it would be great! Keep up the excellent feedback!

I love you all! See you!

Sarah Helen!

Don't forget me!


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posted on 10-Aug-2002 6:05:35 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys*happy* I'm just off to Portugal now so I'll see you all in 2 weeks. Again I am sooo sorry about the cliff-hanger*happy* But thatnks for not getting too mad and leaving me loads of feedback! I wanted to leave a thank you for each of you but it turns out I ran out of time. I'll write some very long thanks when I get back! Have a great two weeks! See you!

Sarah Helen

Don't forget me peeps*big*
posted on 22-Aug-2002 5:14:53 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys! Surprise! I got onto the internet in Portugal! I've been on a couple of times before just for a few minutes but this time I had to come and see you all! I'm evil I know for that cliffhanger! MEAN MEAN MEAN! I really didn't mean to do it, I was going to post the next part but then I got taken off to hospital nd I ran out of time:( Anyway, thank you soooooooooo much for all the feedback and the next part is now written and I will try and get it out on Sunday cos I won't be back in England until midnight on Saturday. I have also been spending time planning events and plot lines*happy* I have a good idea of about the next ten chapters! But more bad news is that I will be heading back off to skool soon so I won't have quite as much time:( but I will keep on posting chapters as soon as I can! I have to go now, I've already been on2 long! bye
posted on 25-Aug-2002 4:52:29 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys!!!! I'm home! And.... drum roll... I have a new chapter!!! Yes I've been furiously typing for about the past hour trying to get it ready for you all!

My holiday was brilliant! I actually have a tan! Everything was great (well apart from the 2 old portugese men that tried to chat my best friend and I up, that was just plain scarey!) This part I'm proud to say comes straight from the middle of a very large portugese traffic jam!

A small peice of general knowledge that I discovered while in portugal, Roswell is shown at 11pm on Thursday on channel 6, they're about half way through season 2. My brother discovered it while channel hopping!

Now for the thank yous and boy are there alot of them! Here we go:

NATEVANS You're Portugese? Cool! Me I'm just plain old English*happy* Good old rain and clouds! lol. Hmmm maybe Liz does hve some Portugese roots! Thanks for the message!

Spicy trini1 Thanks for the bumps*happy* and as I said before portugal was fantastic! (8 bumps! wow! thank you!!!)

Stardust Hey! Thanks for the frog!*happy* I love your icon by the way!

marteloise I'm glad you liked the last few parts*happy* Liz' fate will be discovered in this part! Thanks for the feedback!

m14 nooooooooooooo don't go on strike!!! Please! I'm back! I have a new part! Please don't strike!! I'll never get tired of you telling me I'm funny but my head might expand a bit much *tongue* And I'm glad you liked the part of the book, I wasn't sure about it... oo and some more bumps there*big* Thanks!!

Phew! Well that's the thank you's over with! Now I have something to sort of confess... I kind of defied science for this story*wink* So just so you don't all think I'm stupid I'm telling you, I know planets aren't stars but for the purpose of this story they are! So there! I make my own rules!! hehe. All will be much clearer later but I thought it would be good to get this settled now!

OK enough of my ridiculous rambling! I'll post the chapter now, but in another post*happy* brb
posted on 25-Aug-2002 4:55:19 PM by Sarah_helen
CHAPTER 13

*Max' POV*

'Why Maxwell? What the hell possessed you?'

'I told you Michael. I had no choice! I was not about to let Liz die! besides everyone else was preoccupied, Maria was screaming her head off, and that tourist couple were chasing after the gunman!'

'What about Alex, Max?'

'Oh..'

'Yes "Oh". And don't you think those people would have noticed that Liz suddenly magically healed a deadly bullet wound? Or is that just something they're gonna forget? Perhaps the bullet hole in her dress could be a give away? What about that?'

'I didn't think…'

'No Max, that's just it! You didn't think! You didn't stop for a split second to think about what you were ripping away from all of us! You with your cutesy little family life and me with a quiet life with no one bothering me!'

'Look Michael! I don't need this! Do you not think I realise what I've lost? Hmmm or what I've taken from Issy! But did you just expect me to watch while Liz died?'

'What does it matter you two? It's done! Liz didn't deserve to die, she was just an innocent by-stander. Who really cares, it's gone now, we all knew it would happen one day.'

She's right, Issy's right, we knew it would happen, we knew we couldn't stay there for ever but I took it away from them before they were ready…

Oh hey, didn't see you there, welcome back to the nightmare that is my life. Even more excitement since you left, yes, you did hear right, I Max Evans, Mr Invisible, saved Liz Parker's life in a restaurant full of people. Aren't I just the clever one. And where do you find me now? Well now you join me in the jeep with Issy and Loud-mouth Michael, heading south down the 285. No this is not any ordinary road trip, we're running away, way away from everything we know and love. Yup it's goodbye Roswell, New Mexico, and hello hiding and fear.

In one respect Michael's right, I didn't think. How could I? I just saw Liz fall with blood pouring from her and instinct kicked in! I knew what I had to do so I did it! I healed her, yes I said it, I healed Liz. There it is plain and simple, I healed the girl I love. But things aren't so simple as they seemed, oh no, I now have to deal with an irate Michael and a shell-shocked Issy, oh and an army full of FBI men with scalpels. Great isn't it!

'And how about last night Max? How the hell are they meant to find us now if we're running away? God Max you just couldn't live with not screwing up our lives could you?'

Last night? Huh? Oh right, you don't know about that do you? Well aren't you just the lucky ones, I sure wish I didn't! Ahh well, bring on the soap opera drama!

It all started yesterday evening after our 'powers work out thing', Issy had beaten me up for the Liz thing and Michael had eaten his twenty slices of pizza, and we'd all gone off to bed. Using our powers is pretty draining, not that you know that, lucky people! Anyway, Michael was on my floor, I was in my bed and Issy was in her room on her bed, well I think that's where she was… I really wouldn't know, anyway she was asleep.

Michael and I talked for about five minutes then dropped off to sleep. Sleep was well… it's was sleep until suddenly…

FLASH

'You are the eight royal representatives of our galaxy. Together you are a unit of power and a close knit team. You are descendents of the eight planets and only together can you succeed in reuniting our galaxy. Your souls are joined by love, friendship and loyalty yet only when you are complete will you be successful.'

Eight people stood in a circle yet only three faces were illuminated. Isabel, Max and Michael stood facing five others.

'A whole Galaxy is awaiting your glorious return, do not fail them. Follow your hearts they will lead you home…'

The voice faded yet the figures still remained.

'ZAAAAAAN! Help me! Don't let them kill me! I cannot die!'

Max' heart froze as he heard the scream, he lunged forward and found himself surrounded by blood, 'LIARA!'

FLASH

I sat bolt upright in bed. There were beads of sweat all over my forehead. That was definitely a strange dream. Who the hell was Liara? Why had my heart jumped into my mouth when I heard her scream? And why the hell was there so much damn blood?

'Maxwell?' came a frightened croak from the other side of the room.

'Michael? You didn't-'

I was cut short by the entry of Isabel, her hair was practically standing on end and tears were streaming from her eyes. 'Max!' she screamed, flinging herself at me. 'I saw you die!'

Now, that was definitely not expected, I mean how many other people's sisters practically rugby tackle them and then manage to choke out something about seeing you die while hyperventilating. If I had been in any way freaked before I was now officially flying off the edge.

Seconds later a light flicked on and I saw Michael standing by the switch, his face as white as a sheet.

'I-I saw it too Max..' he whispered as he collapsed onto the bed.

That was great, just ********* great! What, was my death some kind of a film epic? Coming soon to a cinema near you, amazing graphics and stunning acting by the man himself, Max Evans! Well I guess the upside could be that I was no longer freaking out… oh no, I'd gone way beyond that, I was in melt down mode. Yes the big alien breakdown! Not even Dr Freud could have brought me back to sanity at that point. Hmmm I wonder why? Perhaps because my sister and best friend just witnessed my death!!! Oh you don't say!

What did you expect me to do grin and shake my head? And you think they wouldn't think I'd cracked if I did that?

Well now, for all you confused folks out there let's reset the scene. You have all three of us aliens collapsed onto my intsy-wintsy bed. Michael at one end looking like he's about to faint, Isabel collapsed into my arms bawling her eyes out and me. Well I was sitting there slowly driving myself mad inside my head. Sounds like the perfect recipe for disaster, you say. No shit, Sherlock!

So the next thing I know is our energy has bonded and exploded. And boom, out go all the lights. Yes, you've guessed it, we blew the fuse. So now to add to the drama, we're all sitting in one room in the middle of the night, all alone in the house, with no idea of how to change a fuse, while undergoing a teenaged-life crisis. Hey great! Throw in a few vampires and we're got us a first class episode of Buffy!

Well after that we didn't really have many choices of what to do, it was either sit in the dark or ummm sit in the dark! And guess what we chose, yup, we chose to sit in the dark! Issy calmed down after a while, so did Michael and I, well, I came out of my stupor after about four misguided slaps from Issy, one of which poked me in the eye. Never slap someone in the dark! Your aim is not good and they will end up in a lot of pain, believe me, I know!

Eventually though we did get settled and began to discuss the dream. It had to be significant, right? After all we'd all seen it. We talked about what the voice had said for a while, it was amazingly good to know we weren't alone! The death issue was very carefully avoided.

Suddenly I felt Issy start to cry again. Wow some cool new alien power? Nooot quite, the fact that Is had her head buried in my neck was a bit of a give away, but good try. Anyway, I asked her what was wrong.

'I'm OK, it's just we're not alone Max! We never have to be alone again! There are others and they want to find us! We have a home!'

She was right, of course, but it was then that the problem hit me. How the hell were we meant to find five particular people out of the millions that walked the earth? Especially when we didn't know what they looked like! Seems like nothing is ever easy when you're an alien!

We talked about how we would find these people until day break but then we brought up the 'deaths'. Great!

'What did you see Maxwell?' asked Michael quietly.

I swallowed, 'Like I said before there were eight of us in this circle and the voice was talking, but then it kind of faded away. I thought I must be about to wake up when suddenly someone screamed. It sounded like a girl and it came from the other side of the circle. She was calling out for someone named Zan and begging him to save her. But for some reason the second I heard her scream and call out to me I was… what?'

I trailed off, Issy and Michael were staring at me in what could only be called a mixture of fear and shock.

'You… you said she called to you,' stammered Isabel.

I could feel my mouth dropping. I hadn't even realised that was what I'd said, but in all honesty, that was what it had felt like! It seemed like she was calling for me, no one else, just me!

'Oh.. I…' I had to change the subject, they would just have thought I was mad! 'Uh anyway, I heard her scream for Zan and I panicked, I just ran forward to try an save her. She was asking for help so I gave it to her! But when I got half way across the circle I found blood, it was just everywhere…'

I trailed off not wanting to relive the nightmare.

'I saw that too but when I saw it you ran forward and then collapsed in the middle with blood flowing from you. I was searching for the wound but I couldn't find it and I couldn't heal you… You were in so much pain, just lying there, then the next second you were.. dead…'

Isabel choked out the words as the tears began to once again work their way down her cheeks. I looked across at Michael who had gone white again.

'You too?' asked.

He nodded. 'I saw you collapse and I saw all the blood but I couldn't find who had hurt you. I couldn't get revenge…'

Looking back now I suppose that must have been some sort of message to us. Perhaps just as important as the words spoken to us. Perhaps that's what'll happen to us if one person dies. I don't know! And I sure as hell don't want to find out! That's not how I want to die!

We kept on talking for a while but we were all still in shock. I mean it's not really every day that you discover you're spokes people for a load of different planets in a galaxy far, far away!

Later that morning Michael and I went to the Crashdown for lunch, Issy stayed at home to watch TV and recover.

Everything was pretty normal at the Crashdown for a while, Liz looked tired out of her skull and pretty distracted. Maria was being her normal bubbly self and everyone else was eating! But then these two 'truckies' started arguing. Liz went over to try and calm them down but the biggest one started yelling, Liz was very calm with him and asked him to leave. And then, he pulled a gun… He just shot the other guy! Seriously! I don't even think he blinked! Then he grabbed Liz and pointed the gun at her stomach! I freaked out then, I think I yelled at him, I don't really remember it very well! All I can remember is Liz' face, she was terrified. And then he pulled the trigger! She looked at me for a second with relief and then collapsed to the floor! All hell broke loose, people were screaming and running in all directions but Liz just lay there, staring up at me and I knew I had to save her! No questions asked! So I did…

'We'll find those people Michael! It'll happen, it has to!'


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posted on 26-Aug-2002 11:13:42 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys thanks for all the bumps etc, longer thank yous will be posted with the next chapter. I just stopped by to say, I've posted my banner on the front page, I'm not sure how good it is but it's better than the others I did, I hope you like it*happy* I'll post the next chapter asap! Bye!
posted on 27-Aug-2002 8:03:57 AM by Sarah_helen
a shameless self bump to the front page. I'm naughty I know! *smacks hand and walks off muttering naughty naughty!*
posted on 28-Aug-2002 4:04:53 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys*happy* I just thought I'd pop by again and say I'm gonna try and get the next part up some time tomorrow. It's mostly written out I just have to type it! OK see y'all l8ers!
posted on 29-Aug-2002 1:26:56 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! I'm posting this chapter a little early tonight cos I'm about to get veeeeeery busy! But first some thank yous!

m14 hey I can't leave too long a thank you cos I ahev to go but thanks for your many bumps and loooong message, the relief thing was cos the guys had let go of her and she hadn't realised she was about to die, it was very vague (sorry*sad*) I hope you like the next part!

roswellluver glad you liked it! thanks for the message!!

frenchkiss70 thanks for your post! I hope you like the next part as much!

Asabetha you're back!!! Hey! I was wondering where you'd gone!!*happy* I'm glad you've caught up again!

Spicy trini1 hey again, glad you liked the chapteR! thanks for the post*happy**happy*

Sorry for the rushed thank yous but I really have to go! here's the new part! I hope you like it! I wasn't too sure about it but I promised you a chapter so...

CHAPTER 14

*Liz' POV*

Welcome back to Roswell, New Mexico, land of the weird, where this morning nothing seems to be normal. Yes my friends, I'm still here! Looks like fate had something against my dying, fate in the shape of Max Evans anyway. What I am about to tell you will probably send you screaming into a mental home, it almost did for me! Max saved my life. He dissolved a bullet and brought me back to life! Mmm-hmmm, there you go off to the mental home. And how did he do this? Well I'm damned if I know! All I know is one moment I was lying there with the bullet dissolving the life away from me and the next the bullet's gone and Max is running out of the restaurant!

And now I'm landed with the question, what is Max? Is he just a normal human who's been exposed to a little too much nuclear radiation?!? Or perhaps he was dropped in toxic chemicals as a baby! Or was the rainbow magically ending at the Crashdown on Saturday and max is my little Irish Leprechaun with a pot of gold! How the hell should I know? All I know is he saved my life on Saturday and that's when things started to get odd!

I woke up late this morning, I slept through my ridiculously loud alarm clock, and believe me that NEVER happens! I walked to the bathroom, looked into the mirror and almost had a heart attack. Surprise! Look no glasses! Yes people, all of a sudden my need for glasses has vanished! Now normally that should NEVER happen! I went downstairs and found my parents sitting there, and yes, you've guessed it, they're NEVER there!

'Lizzie, sweetie, sit down…'

'Mom? Dad? What's going on?'

'Honey, you're Mom and I have decided to close the Crashdown for a while.'

Well that's a big bomb to drop at 7.30 in the morning! 'What?!'

'After what happened on Saturday we decided some time out would be good.'

'I'm gonna work in Amy's shop, sweetie, and your Dad's gonna do some accounting for the UFO center-'

'Brodie said you could have a part time job there if you want…'

'But what about Maria and the others? You can't just fire them!'

'We thought we'd get some redecorating done and give them a small amount of paid leave.'

And that was breakfast! I think some higher power is trying to steal everything normal about my life here… Well then I had to walk to school, I opened the door and… it was raining! It hasn't rained for months! So why the hell is it starting now? Especially when I have to walk to school? But hell, I had nothing better to do so here you find me walking to school in the rain! And isn't it just the funnest!

'Hey LIZ! Wait up!'

Alex and Maria? They NEVER walk to school this way!

'Why are you two walking this way?'

'We thought it was time for a change!'

'Maria! You know you're rubbish at lying, so spill!'

'Fine, fine, we thought we'd better keep you company, after all, we don't want a repeat of Sunday! It was Ria's idea!'

'Oh! For goodness sake! When will you two listen????!???! THAT WAS NOT ME!'

SMASH!

'Yuh-huh, and I suppose that trash can threw itself at the wall, chica!'

Oh God! What's wrong with me?

'Something's up Lizzie, and we have to find out what it is! Maria and I are here for you no matter what!'

I suppose you want to know what happened on Sunday now… Here you go.

'Oh Liz! Come on in, take a seat! Sorry you've been waiting so long, I've been talking to the other witnesses.'

'That's OK Sheriff, sir.'

'Call me Jim, Liz. After all you are dating my son!'

Please don't remind me! 'Sure… Jim'

'OK now Liz, how about you tell me just what happened on yesterday.'

Here goes nothing! 'Well, Alex, Maria and I were just chatting in between waiting tables when this guy started shouting, him and the other guy had been pretty tense ever since they arrived-'

'Together or separately?'

'Separately.'

'Ok, carry on.'

'I went over to them, Maria followed. I tried to calm them down but when they didn't, I asked them to leave. As soon as I asked the biggest guy got really angry and yelled something about this being nothing. Then he just… he just, pulled out a gun and shot the other guy! And then he grabbed me, and put the gun to my stomach, I don't really remember much else…'

What now? What the hell am I meant to say? He shot me, then Max used some kind of super powers to save me? Yeah like that would slide! Does he even know that Max was there??

'What then Liz?'

'I-I don't remember anything else until I woke up from fainting.' I suppose he could believe it!'

'OK then Liz, are you sure you haven't left anything out?'

'Certain.' yeah like hell I am!

'Right, now Liz, what can you tell me about Max Evans and Michael Guerin?'

He Knows! Shit! He knows!!! How can he know? No one except Alex saw! And he swore not to tell! Maria wouldn't tell either! Who told? Who saw?

'Liz?'

'I, ummmm… I…'

'What the he-'

OH MY GOD? What did I do? I swear books aren't meant to fly through the air like that!

'Sheriff?'

Oh great, just fricking great! I knocked out the sheriff!


When Valenti finally woke up he couldn't remember what he'd been asking me! But I'll tell you one thing. It's damn hard to explain how one minute someone's sitting there perfectly fine and the next they're sprawled out on their desk unconscious surrounded by random books. And I don't know how, but some how I managed to move those books from the shelf on the other side of the room to the desk! And knock out Valenti on the way! And since then things have gone crazy, I was sitting in my room last night freaking out about what was going on and the whole of my book shelf colour coded itself without me moving a finger! Then when I went down stairs to the restaurant to get a drink and saw the order for scrambled eggs, the eggs flew out of the fridge into one of the walls! Try explaining that to your father!!

It's impossible to deny any more, when Max Evans healed me he did something to me! I don't know whether it's temporary or permanent but for the time being I can move things telepathically, and I can't control it to save my life! And until I can find my fairy godmother and talk to him, I'm stuck like this! Life sucks!

***

I never knew the hours could go so damn slowly! We got to school soaked and late after clearing up the mess I made my flinging that trash can at a wall, so I had no time to find Max. Then at break, my English teacher decided to have a loooooong philosophic talk to me about my last essay, that I wrote about Snoopy! Hey everyone gets a bad essay once in a while! So again, no time to find Max! And now, come lunchtime, Alex and Maria have gone into overprotective mode and hidden me in a quiet corner of the quad while they go on a Max hunt!

'Hey can I sit here?'

'Uh..' Heeeeeeello! Wow! Man, this guy is fit! All you girls out there, eat your heart out! I now have in front of me a 6 foot 4 Adonis, blonde hair and blue eyes. 'I uhh..' But he's just not Max. 'Sorry, I'm just waiting for my friends.'

'Oh right, that's OK, I always get that, being the new guy and all. See you.'

'Oh what the hell! They'll take ages, grab a seat!'

'You sure? I don't want to intrude.'

Hey manners as well as cute! 'No really, it's fine!'

'Thanks.'

'So, you're new here?' Hey no shit Parker! He just told you he was the new guy!

'Yeah, I transferred here from Alaska. I'm Doug, by the way, Doug Shellow.

'Liz Parker, my parents own the restaurant down town.'

'Oh yeah I saw it, Crashsite? Was it?'

'Crashdown.'

'It looked kinda closed.'

'Yeah, we've closed for a while.'

'Shame, I was looking forward to trying some native alien meat!'

'Maybe I could cook you some sometime…' Can you really blame me for trying?

'Sure, I'd like that. Why's it closed anyway?'

'I…'

'Sorry, I shouldn't have asked…'

'No, it's OK, I'm just being stupid. Everyone's gonna start talking about it soon, I may as well get used to it. There was a shooting there on Saturday, one guy was killed, I-I saw it…'

'Oh my God! I'm so sorry! It must have been awful! I shouldn't have said anything… You'll just have a to pick a subject this time.'

This guy's smile is just so warming, he just makes it all seem alright! 'It's OK really, it's nothing top secret! Anyway, it'll be all over town soon, it's the most excitement this town's seen since '47, and even then, that was just a weather balloon!'

'What? You don't believe in aliens?'

'And you do?'

'Are you kidding? It's practically a proven fact! Besides…' He's looking around himself suspiciously, oooh, he's coming closer, 'I've met them!'


'Oh God! You're a loony!'

'I am not! About two months ago they landed on my doorstep in a big pink ship and asked for directions to Jupiter! And now the FBI's chasing me to steal my memory with their flashy light things! But I'll never let them win! Those MIBs can go 'nod their heads' else where!'

I'm laughing so hard I think my sides will split! I haven't laughed this hard since I was with Max… Max…

*Throat clears*

'Oh hey Alex, Maria! Doug, meet Alex and Maria, my best friends. You guys, this is Doug, he just transferred here from Canada!'

'Hey Doug, good to meet you!'

Maria looks like she could eat him whole! Hahaha!

'Hi Maria.'

'Yeah, hey Doug. Anyway, Liz we need to talk to you.'

Rude much? 'Sure Alex, it was nice meeting you Doug!'

'You too Liz, perhaps we could hang out some time.'

'Yeah, I'd like that!'

And you know what, I really would! It wasn't love at first sight, but I can feel myself really beginning to like this guy!

'You realise Kyle's gonna start having seizures again don't you chica?'

'Screw that! I'm fed up of him freaking out! Doug's just a nice guy.'

'A Veeeeeeeery nice guy, with a bod to die for and…'

'Please can we change the subject! I'm gonna be scarred for life!'

'Sorry Alex, anyway, what did you guys find out?'

'Well…'

Why are they looking like at? 'What's happened?'

'Isabel and Michael didn't show up for school today…'

'So?'

'Chica, neither did Max.'

'What does that mean?'

'Liz max is gone…'

'HE'S WHAT?!?'

Lunch trays are flying right, left and center but what do I care? My life has just officially been destroyed!

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posted on 30-Aug-2002 4:16:50 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys! I just popped by to say that I've just started posting my other fic here, it's called Haunted, here's the address:

Haunted

Here's the summary etc:

Rating: PG 13
Disclaimer: You know the drill, I don't own squat, yada yada yada, dum de dum dum da. Some speech later is from the original Roswell show, again don't own it!
Summary: Two years after departure, only Max left with Tess, Michael and Isabel, didn't know about Tess' psycho killing spree etc. And Max and Liz never had their truth telling sesion in the car so Max still things Liz slept with Kyle.

Please check it out! I'll try not to let it interferre with this fic! talk l8er!
posted on 9-Sep-2002 2:13:28 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys sorry I haven't been around in so long things have just been soooooo hectic, I'll be back tonight with a longer authors note, I just thought I'd better let you know you're not forgotten!
posted on 9-Sep-2002 2:54:13 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hi *shrinks away looking guilty* I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO sorry with how much I've been neglecting you! But my life has just gone completely mad! This is pretty much the first time (except for this morning) that I've been on the computer in three days! The next part is half written and then next thing I'm gonna focus on after posting the next part of haunted is getting that typed up! Nothing can express how guilty I feel for not updating in so long!! I hope you can all forgive me and bare with me as I try to sort through the chaos that my life has become!

PS thank you for all the wonderful feedback! and bumps!
posted on 15-Sep-2002 3:02:05 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! OK here's the deal, I desparately wanted to get you a whole new part out today BUT I didn't manage to finish the chapter. I'm so sorry, but my guilt is just too much for me so I'm gonna have to do what I swore I never would... I'm gonna post half the chapter! I'll keep working on the other half in all the spare time I get and post it asap!

Normally I would leave personal thank yous here but I don't have very long to be oline so I can't do it this time, I'll try and leave them whe I post the second half of the chapter! But rest assured they have all been read and have all made me smile!

OK here we go, here's the first part of the chapter, I hope it's OK! Please forgive me for leaving it so long and not getting a whole chapter out!

CHAPTER 13 A

*Maria And Alex POV*

(Same rules apply, bold is Alex normal is Maria and anything in ** is an action!)

Hey guys! Well look who it is! Yes folks, I'm back! At long last Mr Alex Whitman has been allowed his air time… What do you mean what about Maria? Oh right, yeah Maria and I used to share a chapter, yeah we don't do that any more. You know too much of a good thing and all that… Any way she was ummm… busy, yeah busy. Doing what? Well ummm… she had to go out and get some food.

Mm grmph!

That? Oh that, that was just the ummm… microwave. I'm heating up some ermmmm… BEANS! Yeah I like been. Mmm-hmmm, beans are good!

GRMPHT! Mrphrw!

What do you mean that doesn't sound like a microwave? Of course that's a microwave, a genuine, tip-top, snazzy microwave…



*looking down cast* Liz told you about my lying skills didn't she…

Mrphumph! Grump! Lyut muh gah! ALICKS!

Fine! Fine! I'll tell you what that really is! Maria was so bossy last time I kind of- thipk hsk op… What do you mean you didn't hear? Fine, I'll say it again, I - tipek hfer kup… Oh for goodness sake! You lot need hearing aids! I TIED HER UP!

Und gugped muh!

I think what Ria was trying to say was that I gagged her too… What?!? Don't look at me like that! I hardly go a word in edgeways last time! I had to do something! You can't blame me! I suppose it wasn't the brightest idea… if I ever have to untie her she'll kill me… What do you mean you want me to ungag her? Are you mad? She'll probably bite me to death or something!

HUYE! SHOP EUR MEUF!

Fine, I'll take her gag off, but I won't untie her, she'll skin me alive! Or worse! *ungags Maria*

WHY YOU LITTLE-!

Calm down! We're here for a purpose remember!

YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH LITTLE RAT FACE! I SWEAR I AM GONNA KILL YOU THE SECOND YOU UNTIE ME! OR HOW DO YOU LIKE THE IDEA OF CASTRATION?

*gulp*

NOW LET ME GO THIS SECOND!

Ria! Do you really think I'm likely to after that out burst?

THIS SECOND ALEX OR I'LL GO FURTHER THAN CASTRATION AND CUT OFF SOME MORE VITAL ORGANS!

*Gulp*

***

Hey guys! yes thankfully I have been released. And being the merciful person I am, I let Alex keep all this vital organs-

Thank God!

Quiet Alex! Of course that was at a price, which was what Alex?

*scowls* I'm not allowed to talk.

I'm sorry Alex what was that? Surely you didn't say anything, especially after you promised!

*glares at Maria*

Tsk tsk, you shouldn't pull faces like that Ally, the wind might change and you'll be stuck like that! Anyway, lets get started on bringing you up to date. The last time we spoke to you we had a plan-

A damn good plan!

Alleeexxx!

Sorry…

Better! Anyway, a plan, that was thought up by-

me!

*glares at Alex* No you did not! I did! You just stood there making annoying comments-

No I didn't! I made helpful and constructive suggestions that you just ignored!

-Just like that one! Now stop interrupting!

I-

Shhh!

But-

STM ALEX!

*Gulp*

Right, now where were we again? Ah yes, I remember! We had a plan, bring Max and Liz together and see what happens. Well it worked… sort of *Raises eyebrow* We brought them together didn't we? Just not quite in the way we planned. And the consequences were, well unexpected! VERY unexpected!

It all started on Saturday around lunch time. Liz and I were waiting tables as usual and Alex was eating AS USUAL!

HEY!!

Quiet Alex! Anyway, Max and Michael were there, Max was being sweet and Michael was being a pig as usual!

You SO fancy him!

I do not! And shut up!

*Begins to sulk*

Please just ignore him, he has trouble developing his mental age past about five years old! Anyway, Liz and I-

And Me!

Were talking when this big guy-

He was fat too!

Started shouting, so Liz and I went over to calm him down-

Damn great job you did!

*Glares at Alex* But the man was just so stubborn and he-

Pulled out a gun and shot his friend!

Alex for Gods sake! SHUT UP! So the guy grabbed Liz and-

Put the gun at her stomach and shot her! then Max healed her with freaky super powers! HAHAHA! *sticks tongue out at Maria*

You pig! You stole my story! I can't believe you stole my story! Why can't you ever let me finish a sentence?

Because you never let me start a sentence!

I do so-!

You so do n-!

Yes I d-

No y-

See there you go again

I did not!

Did too!

***

Right so now we sorted that out-

It only took us an hour!

Don't start that again Alex!

Okay! Okay! So where were we?

I gave permission for you to tell people what happened next!

Thank you oh gracious one!

You're welcome oh humble servant!

*grins at Maria* Well, we were all interviewed by the sheriff. Maria and I as it seems, had it easy. Liz however had a slightly unusual meeting.

It all started off normal, you know, questions, answer and flying book! No wait, that wasn't till later…

Maria! *pouts* You promised!

Sorry Alex…

Thank you! So, the sheriff started asking questions about Max the magical care bear and Liz freaked out! No this wasn't the normal sort of Liz freak out, this was Liz on caffeine pills! She started to panic and suddenly a whole load of books that had been happily sitting on a shelf across the room decided it was their life's ambition to take a flying lesson! So they kamakasied off the shelf and straight into Valenti's head! Now I'm not an expert, but I'm guessing that when a large number of books hits you square on the back of your head it hurts… just a little bit! And sheriff Valenti is living proof of this fact! He ended up face down on his desk, unconscious, leaving Liz open for yet another freak out!

Liz was left with the question,

How the hell was she gonna explain that?

And now you want to know,

How did she explain that?

And the answer,

How the hell should we know?!? She glued her mouth shut and wouldn't tell us anything other than how she knocked the sheriff unconscious!

Which of course we didn't believe!

Some of us, however, handled it better than others! Me for one!

Hey! I handled it OK!

Yes if running out of Liz' room, tripping over the ktchen table and screaming your head of is considered OK!

So I freaked out a little!

A LITTLE?!? *Snorts* The neighbours are still waiting for replacement glass for their smashed windows!

*Glares at Alex* Just tell the story Alex!

OK, so here's what happened the next day…

posted on 17-Sep-2002 2:06:54 AM by Sarah_helen
selfish bump*happy*
posted on 18-Sep-2002 3:45:48 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey I just have a few seconds to pop on here and tell you I'll try and get the second half of the chapter out on friday evening (UK time) and the next part of Haunted at the same time! Bye!
posted on 20-Sep-2002 3:41:25 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! Here's the other half of the part! I hope it's OK, I'm sorry I've been taking so long but my life just keeps getting busier and busier! So I will be trying as hard as possible to get these things out, but it's gonna get difficult. This story also isn't flowing as well as it was so I need to get back into the swing of it! I hope you like the chapter! (Oh and I'll try and get the new part of haunted out on sunday! Sorry to put it off again!)

Chapter 15 cont...

Actually, what did happen?

Alex did you swap your brain in for a gameboy again?

Hey! A lot's happened in the last few days!

Fine! I'll tell the story! Right, I woke up at the crack of dawn on Monday morning to find Alex at my house. Eating, again!

Hey! I don't always eat… Just the times you mention!

Yeah, and every other second of the day! Anyway, before Alex interrupts me again I'll tell you what was happening. Alex was eating breakfast with my mom and Sheriff Valenti! Now I don't know what was making me feel worse, the mixture of ketchup and treacle that Alex was pouring onto his pancakes or the sight of mom and Valenti flirting! And though it deeply pains me to admit it, I think Alex won!

What?!? The stuff tastes bland without it!

That is disgusting Alexander! You even put it on your chocolate cake!

Yeah well at least I don't eat oranges and salad cream.

Hey! That was a faze! I'm over it now… *looks guilty*

Yeah like hell you are! In that case what was it you were eating in the back room of the Crashdown before you're shift started on Saturday?

I was- wait! How did you kn- WHY YOU SNEAKY LITTLE RAT! You were spying on me!

*looks smug* I rest my case!

You disgust me!

Ditto! *sticks out tongue*

Fine! I'll keep telling the story and leave you- ketchup boy- to whatever it is you do!

Fine salad cream girl!

WHY YOU-! *Takes deep breath* It's just not worth it! So you guys I'm sure you want to forget absolutely everything you just heard! DON'T YOU! Anyway, Alex came to my house to walk me to school… or at least that’s what I thought! In actual fact he only came to my house so we could walk Liz to school!

I thought it was very chivalrous!

You would!

Hey!

Quiet Alex! So we met up with Liz, she didn't seem too happy to see us though! Did she Alex?

She didn't seem that annoyed…

What? No!! *Sarcastic* Of course not! Most people mentally fling trash cans at walls to great their friends! It's just normal practice!

Okay… well maybe not happy…

You don't say! I still blame you for that! I will never forget how you made me pick up other people's half eaten food… and worse!

It was… educational!

Yes Alex! It taught me never to listen to one of your hair-brained schemes ever again! Which of course was reinforced by what you put me through when we got to school!

Well that was different! I thought it would me much easier!

You thought? You actually thought? Could have fooled me! But yeah you're right of course! *Sarcastic* It's a hell of a lot easier to find one person in the whole school! Especially when he's NOT EVEN THERE!

Hey don't blame me! I never told him to run away. Though if I ever do catch him, he'll wish he ran faster! I'll make it so he can never heal again!

Get to the back of the cue buddy! So anyways, we got to school late, sent Liz off to class and went to find Max. First stop, the parking lot. Thirty minutes and about 100 cars later and we'd made a really helpful discovery. Yeah like that would ever happen! The jeep wasn't there! Now this could mean a number of things;

1.Max had walked
2.Max wasn't in school
3. Max had brought a new car
or
4. Max had parked somewhere else.

Some people can be so damn inconsiderate!

Right with you there Alex!

So after this we went to class… the teachers seemed pleased to see us!

Among other things… Lets just say that it's lucky the Crashdown has closed for a while, cos I would have a fun time with shifts straight after school for the next month, like you do when you have a month of detentions!

Come on it's not that bad! And you can't blame me! I got them too!

Yeah but it's still your fault.

*glares at her* It's Max' fault!

Agreed!

So, break was another chance to try out an Alex masterplan!

*Snorts*

Hey! You got something to say?

No! the Alex masterplan was simply superb! Go to the office, pretend we're the sunshine committee and need to see the attendance records for the day! Yeah! Great plan!

Well it worked!

Yeah but by the time it worked we were late for class again and still hadn't seen the records!

But she did tell us to come back at lunch!

So we did! We left Liz safe in the quad and went back to the office. The scene went a little like this…

Hey Mrs Green!

'Hey! It's me Maria!


Alex!

Fine! You do your part then and I'll be Mrs Green.

OK Shoot!

*In a deep voice* Good afternoon!

Alex! Your voice is SO not that deep!

That's not me! that's Mrs G!

Oh!

Yeah 'Oh', can I go on now?

Yes! No need to get stressed!

*In deep voice again* What was it you wanted?

Please could we see today's attendance records?

(Suck up!)

(Quiet Alex!)

*deep voice* Ah yes, something about the shoeshine committee?

The SUNSHINE committee!

*Deep voice* And what exactly do you do?


We pick a person each day and spend all day trying to make them happy!

*Deep voice, under breath* Stalkers! *To Alex and Maria* Ah why the hell not, just bring them back when you're done!

Well it didn't go completely like that! She took a lot more persuasion! But you really didn't need to hear all that!

Not at all!

But the main thing was that when we actually looked in the records guess who wasn't there, hmmmm who could that be Alex?

Could it be that aggravating pig?

Well yes Michael was absent too, but I meant Max! Of course Isabel was gone too. Now Max and Isabel haven't ever missed a day of school! For Isabel it would be a crime against the world of popular students and it would scar her for life and for max well… for him he'd actually miss a chance to stalk Liz! Michael of course had been absent nearly everyday since pre-school. But the fact that they were all gone couldn't just be coincidence! It could only mean one thing…

They had bolted!

It was hard to go back to Liz after finding that out, she was completely abandoned with everything! I felt so angry towards Max! He must have know what he was doing! He must have known what it would do to Liz! And yet he just ran!

But when we got back to Liz she seemed a little less than worried!

A LOT less than worried! In fact she seemed so cool that she had managed to bag the hottest guys ever to sit at her table!

Hey!

Sorry Alex, the second hottest guy was sitting with her! The hottest guy was somewhere outside of Roswell, running away!

That wasn't what I meant!

Really? *Sarcastic* You surprise me!

*Sulks*

Oh get over it! So Liz seemed pretty interested in this guy! I mean who wouldn't be? But anyway, we had to prize her away from him. And when we told her what happened…

Lets just say, some of the kids at school will never laugh at the term; 'The day the lunch trays fly!'

And the lunch trays will never be the same again! Not after being flown into the ceilings and walls!

I'll bet those teachers are still scratching their heads trying to work out what happened!

Well then they'll be scratching for a very long time!

And so will we! Cos until we find max or work out a solution then Liz will be stuck with her freaky psychic powers!

And we will be stuck with flying trash cans and lunch trays!

And all we can do now is try and work everything out! Liz definitely had trouble concentrating for the rest of the day! Every now and then a pencil would fly across the room, normally ending up where ever Max would sit! Pretty much telling everyone who it was she was thinking of!

So now we have to go and ,
1. Thins of excuses for the flying objects
2. Work out where Max is
and
3. Try and discover what on earth to do now!

We'll be back the second something new happens…

In that case we'll see you in approximately five minute and thirty two seconds!

posted on 23-Sep-2002 3:25:05 PM by Sarah_helen
just a naughty self bump! the next part is being written by the way*happy* it's coming along quite well! check out my other fic haunted if you're feeling bored*happy* see you all asap!
posted on 2-Oct-2002 3:12:29 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys... I'm so sorry that I've been away for so long. I'm actually having alittle trouble with writing at the moment, lack of time and writers block are making things very difficult! I have no idea how some of u guys can manage to juggle 2 stories at once! it's impossible! This fic just keeps getting pushed to the back of the queue!! But I am doing my best and this weekend (touch wood) I should have some, hopefully, lots of spare time to write! I will try VERY ahrd, cos I've been leaving you for faaaaaaar too long! Thank you for all your bumps and feedbacks! You are far from forgotten!
posted on 5-Oct-2002 3:58:21 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! I'm back at last! And I have spent all afternoon trying to cure my writers block and the end result? A NEW CHAPTER!! It's amazing!

This chapter is slightly different to the others becuase I had to give up on doing a POV part at the begining, it was just too difficult. However it does switch to Max' POV half way through, it will pretty obvious when it does. However in order to help you to understand I'm gonna have to give something away a bit, it may not make you get the whole surprise but this was the only way I could do it. So Bold is Michael and Itallics is Isabel! and ** are Max' unheard thoughts or the others actions. I hope this all sounds like gibberish to you at the moment so that you'll get a better surprise later!

A big thank you goes out to all my bumpers! A personal thank you will hopefully appear tommorrw, but for now here's you long awaited part!

CHAPTER 16

Max shivered as he turned to face Isabel and Michael. They stood stock still staring into the darkness to where a girl stood, her features masked, a white light emanating from her. Max shivered once again… what was going on?

'It's been a long time my dear friends, far too long! I had even begun to forget your faces… My heart longs for me to reach out and touch you, just to reassure me that you're real, that this isn't just another of my dreams. But it's real, I know it is!

'I cannot hold onto you for too long, my powers in this skill are not what they could be. But I had to come, for you must know this… You are running from the claws of a mouse into the jaws of a lion… You did well Zan, thank you. I will find you soon!'

***

Max sat bolt up right in bed, his breathing shallow and unsteady. 'Isabel! Michael!' he whispered into the darkness.

'It happened again didn't it,' whispered Isabel shakily.

Max reached out his hand a the small, dirty bedside lamp switched on. Michael raised himself from the motel floor.

'It was one of them…' he said clearly.

Max nodded, still a little shaken up. It seemed these dreams were going to become some what of a habit, and not an appreciated habit! He could still see the last vision all too clearly in his mind, the pools of blood and the feeling of panic… Yup his life was crazy!

'Max, what was she saying?' asked Issy quietly.

'I- I don't know.' admitted Max wretchedly, it killed him not to know what was going on. Why had his life just suddenly started spiraling out of control? Was it not possible for his life to become normal for just one measly little second?

'OK,' said Michael taking control. 'First things first, what did she say?'

'She spoke to me…' murmured Max.

'Max! She spoke to all of us!' Why couldn't these Evans' seem to keep their heads?

'Zan…' whispered Max, continuing to ignore Michael.

'Oh great! Here we go again!' groaned Michael, letting his head fall into his hands. 'I'm stuck with two dumb-struck Evans'! Life just keeps on improving!'

Isabel slapped Michael round the head. 'Michael! Would you just pay attention for one second! She did say something to Zan, she said "You did well Zan, thank you".'

'Fine! In that case, which one of us is Zan?'

'I am…'

'What?' squeaked Issy.

'Oh for goodness sake Maxwell! What the hell have you been drinking? Why you? It could be any of us?'

'It's me Michael, she was speaking to me… she knew me!'

'Max! When did you stop thinking and become a brainless idiot? First it was your Doctor Max syndrome and now It's your split personality in which you are the great Zan! Why won't you just think again? I don't like this new Max!'

Max just kept ignoring him but Isabel put out her hand and laid it on Michael's shoulder. 'Calm down Michael, he's in shock. Leave it till later, he'll go back to normal soon. We have a more important things to figure out, like what on earth she was talking about!'

'That your house was infested with mice and we're heading for a zoo?'

Isabel rolled her eyes, 'Can't you come up with anything more intelligent than that Michael?'

'What do you expect Is? She spoke garbage! Like no one taught her to speak normal English!'

Isabel sighed, 'Max?'

'I- I-' Max faded away.

'WE'RE RUNNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION!' They all yelled at once, their eyes wide.

***

Well welcome back folks! My life has just decided it wants to throw me in yet another direction! Want to know where you find me now? Guess. Nope, not on the way to LA to start a new life, nope wrong again. Nope no where close. I'll tell you, heading North on the 285! Ironic huh! Yes we do realise that we're going in the wrong direction, well technically we're going in the right direction, we were going in the wrong direction before, south was wrong, north is right. Confusing huh? Believe me it's worse when you're stuck in the middle of it.

But through the darkness of confusion there is one ray of light that grow brighter by the second. I'm going back to Liz, I'm not leaving her.

'You know Maxwell, she might not be all too happy to see you.'

Shit! Michael! When did you start reading minds?

'Well when we got involved in talking to the voices in your head.'

'Hey guys out there!'

What the hell is this? So now you both can here what's going on in my head?

Yup, pretty much!

'Well, until we get our own air time!'

Man is this gonna get confusing!

So back to what I was saying Maxwell, what makes you think that she'll be throwing a party at your sudden return?

Oooo, harsh Michael!

Well why shouldn't she be happy to see me?

You know I really do wonder about you sometimes Max! Didn't she once say she didn't believe in aliens? You've just thrown her wold upside down, saved her life and disappeared. Then she's been left for like four days trying to work out what happened!

Oh…

Yes, 'Oh'!

Come on Michael, give him a break, you were the one who forced him to leave! We ll played our part in this! And it's not just Liz whose gonna be hostile, do you really think Alex and Maria won't have anything to say about this? Maria will tare you limb from limb!



Come on guys, it's time we stopped pointing fingers and started to work as a team just like we always used to! Remember when Mom and Dad nearly found out about us, but we worked together to convince them we were normal! We're better as a team, just like the first dream said, maybe that's why we're talking like this now. We were sent down to earth together so that we could be together and work as a team, not so we could blame each other for shared mistakes!

*She has a good point… I've always hated arguing with Michael but over the past few days it's become like a habit to me, it's just something I've got to stop doing! he's like my brother…* She's right, I'm sorry Michael.

Yeah.. sorry…

Come on, we're nearly home. We have to work out something to say to our parents that will explain why we suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth.

And I have to work out something to tell Liz.

I think you should go and see her tonight Max. The longer she's left on her own, the more frightened she'll get…

*Well what do you know? Michael does have a heart!* Thanks Mike, I'll do that.

*Isabel sat back in her seat and smiled, well that was her good deed for the day..*

***

Max and Isabel entered the dark house, the only light shone from the sitting room. They walked cautiously through the door.

'Max! Isabel! My babies!!' Screamed Mrs Evans as she threw herself at them.

Mr Evans ran into the room and grabbed both his children in a protective embrace.

***

Max stood below the lights on Liz' balcony looking up at the night sky. Things had gone easily with his parent, now they thought he was in bad sleeping off the 'camping trip' for which the note had got mysteriously lost. Max swallowed, well here goes nothing, he thought as he took one last look up at the vast emptiness on the universe, his universe…

posted on 5-Oct-2002 4:36:47 PM by Sarah_helen
Just bumping myself onto the front page before I go offline! See u!
*tongue*
posted on 6-Oct-2002 3:27:19 PM by Sarah_helen
again self bumping just hopeing that some of my old readers will remember me and come back*happy* please leave me some feedback! I'm getting all lonely here!
posted on 16-Oct-2002 3:38:32 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! The next part is pretty much done, I'm just getting my friend to check it for me cos I wasn't sure how good it was, I'll try and post it on Friday! Thank you all for your great feedback!
posted on 19-Oct-2002 7:40:28 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Sorry guys about the non appearance of the chapter it will be put tonight! But as I said on my other fic I couldn't get on last night and then this morning I had no time! It will be here tonight.. I Promise!
posted on 19-Oct-2002 3:27:07 PM by Sarah_helen
a/n: HEY GUYS! I'M BACK WITH THE NEW CHAPTER, I WASN'T TOO SURE ABOUT IT BUT I'VE BEEN PUTTING IT OFF FOR WAAAAAY TOO LONG! (whoopsy sorry about the capitals!) Any way I hope you like it! Thank yous will hopefully come tomorrow!

CHAPTER 17

*Liz' POV*

Hello again guys. What's up? For me well… a few books hovering around my head. Yeah life still sucks!

I don't know if you've ever been at a point in your life when there just doesn't seem anything really left that shows some hope. Well I have, I'm there now. I'm a freak, I don't even know who I am any more! On Saturday I was little Lizzie Parker, just your normal girl, but now I have these powers, I can do things that normal people can't. I'm a freak, a scary freak, and no matter how hard Maria and Alex try to hide it, I know they're scared of me too. Why shouldn't they be, for all we know this is contagious, or this is some kind of illness which could kill me tomorrow! I can't even go to a doctor because they would classify me as a freak and start testing on me!

The one person that could have any vague idea what's wrong with me is now somewhere possibly thousands of miles away! And even he might not know what's wrong. Perhaps he didn't heal me, perhaps we all hallucinated the whole thing! Perhaps I was always a freak, I just didn't know it. But then again you'd think I'd notice the flying books a little earlier! It's not really the sort of thing that’s easy to miss!

Nothing seems like home any more, nothing rings true. I've had to lie to my parents and to practically everyone around me! Even Maria and Alex don't know the worst of what's going on… They don't know that there's a hand print on my stomach that glows when I touch it, they don't know that things start to crackle like they're in a microwave when I touch them! Mom and Dad just think I'm having teenaged growing pains or having PMS, how much more wrong could they be? Hey maybe I've become a walking talking microwave! I suppose it could have it's up points… and maybe not!

And the worst part of it is how completely alone I feel. I've never felt like this before, I've always had someone there, Grandma Claudia, Maria, Alex, Mom or even Dad! But now there's no one I can turn to.

I don't know what to do. Do I just keep on living my life as well as I can? Just try and pretend that nothing's wrong? Or do I scream from the roof tops that I'm a freak? Do I just give up on all my hopes of my future, a future I always hated, a normal future?

Sorry to weigh all this on you guys, I just don't know what else to think about! I couldn't concentrate when I read more of Grandma's book, it just didn't seem to want to go into my head! All I could think about was the feel of the gun pressed into my stomach, knowing that I'd never see another day and then watching Max run out of the restaurant, leaving my life forever!

In the book, Liara managed to continue with her life even after Zan chose Ava over her. I suppose the situation was different to this one, but I thought it might give me some comfort, that didn't work. Here's the passage;

'Liara sighed as her feet touched the ground of Drasen. She was home again, here there would be no more pretences that she was beautiful enough for that rich planet, and no more heartache. Ava would go back and stay on Antar just like she had planned, her short visit to Drasen would probably never be repeated, she would work her way into the high society of Antar and marry someone rich. Perhaps even Zan, whispered a contemptuous voice at the back of Liara's mind. Liara shivered and began to walk. There was no point in dwelling, Zan had made his decision and she could not blame him, who would choose a Mouse next to a Dove? A dove who would soon be rich, a dove who was more beautiful than the mouse could ever be, a dove who could even, perhaps, one day become one of the Royal Representatives. Something that this poor, bedraggled mouse would never manage!

Liara winced as she looked down at her best shoes, now caked in mud from the long walk home. Well there was no point in being upset, she would never need them again for she would vow never to leave her home again. Not in search of riches, happiness or even love. She would find her only solitude here.

But Liara's heart did not believe these promises, this would not happen… fate would not let it…'

Perhaps that's what I should be doing, not asking questions but making decisions. Max is gone, he will probably never be back, but I am still here and still have to live. So what do I do? Vow to stay at home like Liara and become an old spinster waitress? Not a particularly attractive proposition! Perhaps I could…

'Liz…'

Shit! 'Get away from me!' Who the hell would sneak up onto my balcony in the middle of the night? 'Don't come any closer, I'm warning you!'

'Liz, it's m-' The figure steps forward.

'I warned you!' I squeak.

'Shit! Flippin hell!' Yells the figure as a book flies at him.

Ah, yes forgot about that. Well I suppose this telepathic thingy could come in handy… 'Don't come any closer or I'll do it again!'

'Ow!' There goes another book, I really have to learn how to control this thing! 'Liz it's me Max!'

'Max?!? Oh my God! Am I ever so happy to see you!'

'You are?' he sounds surprised. 'Well I wouldn't have guessed by you throwing books at me…' He says as he steps forwards into the light.

'I ummm… can't help it…'

'Liz… what the heck is that?' He whispers terrified, pointing at my lawn chair, hovering about three feet off the ground.

'I was hoping you could tell me that…'

He doesn't know does he? Great, this just keeps getting better. Now I've got yet another unwitting person, scared of me. It's like Halloween with an oddly hilarious twist! Here I am in this alien suit just waiting for him to show me his matching one and he suddenly tells me that he came as a bunny rabbit. Yes I do realise that's a very odd metaphor!

'Me?' he squeaks. Nope he knows nothing about it… I'm royally screwed!

'You did this to me… you healed me…'

'Oh my God,' and that's all he says before he sits down, with his head in his hands. This could be a long night!

***

'Max,' he hasn't spoken since the lawn chair thing… he'd better not have fallen asleep.

'Liz.. I-I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you..'

He looks almost close to tears… 'You didn't! You saved my life.. but I have to know how! I have to know what's wrong with me!'

Where did that come from? Just the other day I was cursing everything he's ever loved for doing this to me!

'I'll figure it out Liz.. I promise.'

I hope he does, I can't live like this for long!

'I ought to go,' he mumbles.

Something tells me that he came for something else. 'No..'

He looks surprised by this. 'I want to know how. You know that! I want to know what happened to start this. What are you?'

'Well, I- I'm not from around here.'

Is this some kind of joke. 'Where are you from?'

He's pointing his finger upwards.. he can't mean- no, no he just means, 'Like from Canada, right?'

He's pointing his finger higher.

'Oh, no, you are so not saying that! You're kidding me right? You're not an- an alien? Are you?'

'I-'

'Oh God! This is SO not happening! I had a normal life, everything thing was fine and now I'm what some kind of Mutant? Like you?'

'I prefer the term not of this earth…'

He's joking? At a time like this? Everything I ever believed in has just been ripped down around my ears, I find out I'm not human and he's joking?

'Sorry.. It's a bad time to joke.' Hey no Kidding! 'I've just well, never admitted this to someone before… none of us have…'

'Us?' So there's more! Oh joy!

'Oh…'

'It's Michael and Isabel isn't it?'

'How did you know?' He looks really surprised.

'Who else could it be? Michael was there that day! Isabel's your sister! It's just got to be them!'

'I-'

'Look Max, I have to go inside… '

'Liz I never meant to hurt you!'

'Yeah well you succeeded! Look… I have to go to bed.. good night Max..'

And I turn my back on him and walk inside. It may seem mean but it's not every day that you find out three people you've known almost all your life aren't quite as human as you thought they were! And put it this way, if I get anymore worked off Max just may find himself taking a rather unexpected flying lesson!

posted on 20-Oct-2002 3:40:48 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: I'm soooooooo sorry guys that no thank yous have been posted today! I've just been very busy writing up new parts for my other story (please check it out if you're bored, it's called haunted and it's on the c/c bored) But now that I've got a few of them out the way I'm going to focus on this one! I have Half term coming up this week so I'll have a bit more time to do some writing! Sorry again
posted on 28-Oct-2002 3:23:20 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys. I'm back with more excuses. At present inspiration has run a bit dry for this story, I know where I want to take it, it's just a matter of taking it there so I'm gonna keep trying but I have to warn you straight off that it may take me a while to get the flow back. I am so sorry you wouldn't believe! I will try sooooooo hard cos I really want to get this going again, it's just a matter of getting started. So please bare with me! Again I apologise!
posted on 30-Oct-2002 3:05:48 AM by Sarah_helen
YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *big**big**big**big**big**big**big**big**big**big**big**big**big*

Thank you soooooooooooo much for all the feedback... I'm just gonna have to start writing again now. I have absolutely no time until tomorrow night and then until Saturday but I promise that I'll start writing as soon as I possible can!

*Jumps arround grinning*

It's great to see you again*happy*

ps I know what you mean about school!
posted on 31-Oct-2002 4:21:06 PM by Sarah_helen
a/N: Hey! Yes I'm back. Thank you Asa and M14 for your feedback and bumps.*happy* I will never get tired of you m14, but my head might inflate a bit big! lol. I haven't had time to do any writing tonight cos I've been doing loads of h/work (I even have loads when it's half term! Life sucks!) My aim for saturday though is to get as much written as I possibly can and hopefully *crosses fingers, toes, eyes, arms, legs and everything else that can possibly be crossed* I can post some on Saturday night! I live in hope! But for now I have to head off so I'll see you all then!
posted on 2-Nov-2002 1:11:59 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! I know I promised a chapter tonight but things came up and I just haven't had the time, sorry....











I can however offfer you half a chapter! Hehehe! Lol Did I scare you?? I will try and post the other half tomorrow, so here's the half chapter!

CHAPTER 18A

*Max' POV*

Well welcome back guys! A few things have been happening since you last joined me in my soap opera world. Thing have begun to go even more wrong, starting with the love of my life, Liz Parker. At this point in time the best way to explain it is to quote a song by the rock legend that is Queen, 'And another one down, and another one bites the dust' or something like that. (Sorry when I was about ten dad and mom went through and obsession with Queen, I've never recovered!) In short, Liz Parker has powers, alien powers, powers for aliens, not for normal, small town girls who've never hurt a fly! And how did she get these powers, I hear the judge ask, the courtroom falls silent as Issy and Michael begin to shoot death glances at me, perhaps because I healed her? Nope, no perhaps about it, definitely because I healed her! Thank goodness that the only courtroom about to catch me is the one in my sick, twisted, alien imagination… Oh and the FBI one that's out to kill us. Great, just great!

It is after much deliberation I have worked out why my life sucks quite so much. I am not in fact an alien, oh no, not in the least! I am on the contrary a rare breed, very rare, it's breed name, Magnetius Confusionousus. Which translated into English is the Great Confusion attracting Magnet! Yes I wonder round the earth attracting all confusion to me like mosquitoes to a nice bottle of blood, like cows to grass, or like FBI to aliens!



No I am not high! Or drunk!



Fine, fine it's about 4am and I haven't slept since last night so my brain has collapsed into a state of consciousness that normal only appears after five pints of beer and several different kinds of drugs along with about four shots of tequila! Yes the state of gibberish you reach just before losing consciousness to wander through the pink fluffy fields of candy-floss and bunny rabbits that actually haunt your mind. And then to be chased madly through red hot flames and thorn bushes by mad, man eating monkeys…



OK, so I've only been drunk once and all it took was a sip of wine, but that's a pretty accurate account of what I did for the next four hours, while Isabel tried to make excuses to my parents. Perhaps it's an alien, no a Confusion attracting Magnet thing. But I have to say that you humans have no idea what a hangover is! Yours is a nice relaxing weekend at the park compared with ours! Which I think is suffice to say that I have never touched alcohol since that day!

Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, well it's 4am, no 4:05am… no scrap that it's 4:06am………… OK I'll shut up, but any way it's still 3hours 53minutes and 45, no 43, no 41, no sorry, 38, Ok, OK I get the picture! 35 seconds until I can safely go and wake Isabel. I say safely because trust me you do not want to wake Issy until she's ready. You know how some people get cranky if you wake them up a little early well change cranky to after your blood and you get the picture. Believe me, I know, I've seen. There was this one time when Michael thought it would be funny to run into Issy's room at 5am and pour cold water onto her face, big mistake. The next thing he knew, he was fleeing for his life while she chased his with a very large pointy pair of stiletto heals and yelling death threats. She didn't speak to him for days and haunted his dreams for months. You'd think at the age of 16 Michael would realise that Isabel has a scary temper, but I guess he didn't realise, though he definitely does now, he still has the scars!

I considered ringing Michael about 57.4 minutes ago, but after 34.2 minutes thought I decided there was very little point as only a ring tone of about 54.5 decibels could wake him…. Fine I'll stop quoting numbers, but It's very unfair as about 5.8% of you must like it! Fine, fine sorry… just don't hurt me!

So as there's nothing else worth talking about… back to the pink fluffy fields and man eating monkeys…

***

Huh? What? Hey! Would you look at that! It's 8:45am and I even got some sleep. Pretty good hey! I think I fell asleep while explaining what happens when you put an alien, an octopus and a cheeseburger in the same room… WAIT A SEC, 8:45!!!!

'Isabel!' Ok so maybe yelling through the wall isn't the best way to get her attention, so I'll jump out of bed. Hang on… Why am I still wearing my clothes? Whoops!

Run through into Isabel's room, 'Issy, we need to talk now! Is- Michael?'

'Hey Max!'

How did Michael get here so quickly?

'Max the amount of twisting and turning you were doing last night it's not surprising I knew something was up, and the power levels were going crazy at about four am this morning so I called Michael then, we've been talking ever since. Want some breakfast?' She asks waving a plate piled with waffles under my nose.

Michael's been here since four… Issy's been awake since four? So I was lying there, next door, dying and talking about candy-floss when I could have told them my new already? Excuse me while I scream!

'So what's the big news Maxie boy?' asks Michael. When did he get so perky?

'Michael shouldn't you be crawling around the floor complaining about lack of sleep right now?' I ask, afterall he should!

Isabel blushes. 'Well actually Maxwell we've had a pretty good night here…' he responds.

'YOU'VE WHAT?!?' Nu-huh! He had better no have touched Isabel! 'IF YOU'VE LAID ONE HAND ON ISSY I SWEAR I WILL CUT OFF YOUR-'

'Max! Ewww!' Squeaks Isabel. Well that's a relief! 'We've been dream hopping, numbnut!'

'Dream hopping?'

'You know hopping through people's heads while they sleep!'

OH! Michael looks like he's about to hurl, I can't blame him, Isabel is more like a sister to him than anything… well anything more!

'By the way Maxwell, nice pink bunnies and monkeys!'

'You saw that? No wait, this is really not the time, I have something much more important to tell you…'

'Let me guess Liz Parker.'

'How'd you know?'

'Well she seemed pretty happy to walk around the pink field with you, by the way was that candy-floss cos I tell you it's hell to get off your shoes!' says Michael.

'You went into my dream?'

'Yeah and Liz', you had a pretty big part in her dream too.. OW! What was that for Issy?' Issy has just hit him in case you hadn't realised!

'Shut up!'

'Any way, you two had better sit down for this, it's pretty big stuff!'

'Ummm… Max, we are sitting!'

'Right, good, yeah so here was go….. Lizhasalienpowers!' there, we got that over with, so what next?

'SHE HAS WHAT?!?' screeches Isabel and Michael simultaneously.

Well there goes that wish. 'She has ummm…. Alien powers. But really it's no big deal, you know it's not like she's blowing things up or anything, just making them float and other stuff but it's not like there's pink bunnies….' OK so I'm blabbering but what else am I meant to do, if I stop Michael will probably punch me and Isabel will probably start testing out her new high healed boots on me…

'How did it happen?' asks Michael slowly, you can see that he's about to explode. Isabel is just staring at me in shock, this is SO not good!

'She thinks it's because I healed her…'

'Great, just great!' He mutters. 'We have to think up a story and fast before she and her little friends work out the truth.'

Oops…



'Oh God! Tell me you didn't Max! Please just tell me that you did not tell her!'

'Depends what you didn't want me to tell her…'

'You did?!?!?! Oh great just wonderful! Well this sucks now she knows you're an alien when the FBI come it's only fitting that they figure us out too.'

'Well…'

'You didn't! You wouldn't! Oh for crap's sack Max, learn how to lye! You told her about us too! Well that clinches it, we have to leave again!'

'We can't Michael.' Says Issy quietly.

'Listen Isabel I know it'll freak your parents out but isn't that better than them getting taken by the FBI for harboring aliens?'

'No Michael, I mean we can't leave! For starters don't you remember the dream? We're running the wrong way! And secondly how about the fact that Sherrif Valenti knows we're back! he's not going to let you two go again! Not now you're back, and if you think our parents are just gonna let us walk out then you can think again! We were lucky once, but we won't be twice! it's just not gonna work!'

And yet again Isabel's right, we can't get out now. Not that I want to! Liz is stuck the way she is and its all because of me, and now I have to do something about it!

Whoa! What's that? CRASH! Something just flew through the window, and let's just say Issy's nail polish has found a new enemy.

'My nail polish!' Isabel screams. She's not that superficial, it's just that Mom gave that to her for her first Christmas here, so it has, no correct that, it had sentimental value. Now it just has a nice blob of goo and glass on the desk!

'What does it say?' I ask Michael who is now reading the note that was attached to the rock.

'It's from your girlfriend Maxwell.'

'Liz?' Why would she throw a rock through Issy's open window? Hmmm, actually thinking back to the books I suppose it's entirely possible.

'It says meet me out at the old quarry at noon. Bring Michael and Isabel. it's important! Liz.'

Now things are really getting weird!

posted on 2-Nov-2002 5:24:40 PM by Sarah_helen
JUST SELF BUMPING *happy*
posted on 3-Nov-2002 3:07:38 PM by Sarah_helen
Hey guys! Here's the next part of the chapter! I've already begun writing the next cahpter so that will hopefully be out next weekend! But any way on with the chapter (please please please post feedback if you read it!)

CHAPTER 18B

*Still Max' POV*

'So what do we do Max?' asks Isabel. Why are they all looking to me? It's not like I'm their leader or anything! In fact all I've done so far is screw people's lives up!
'We have to go. If we abandon her now she could go straight to Valenti!' adds Michael quickly.

'Liz wouldn't do that!' How could he think she would do that?

'Yeah right come on Maxwell! If you suddenly got stuck with powers and there were people who could be dangerous wouldn't you report them! Perfect Little Lizzie Parker abides by the rules!'

He has a point I guess, though he could have put it a little differently! No, a lot differently. So I glare at him to get my point across, 'We're going because Liz is a part of this now and she needs our help! Not because we're afraid for ourselves!'

'Yeah, keep living is your little dream world Maxwell, the pink bunnies suit you!'

I ignore him, he's just being Michael, you know the butthead! Besides the bunnies were not pink! They were fuchsia!

***

So here we are at the old quarry. What happens now? It was a good place to meet in theory cos it's private, but there is the slight problem of not knowing where we actually meet! A quarry is a big place, very big! So the idea pof having a quick meeting is pretty much out of the question, we'll probably spend the next five hours trying to find Liz among the old piles of gravel! Small things Small minds, I guess!

'Max,' whispers Isabel, tugging at my sleeve. I swing round and…

Yup there she is, looking as beautiful as ever, with a few rocks hovering close by. And, who's that? Alex and Maria? Why are they here? Surely they don't know…

'Great,' mutters Michael. 'Now all three of the musketeers know! Does it get much better than this?'

'Hi,' Liz says quietly. Her voice is so beautiful…

'Yeah Hi.' grumps Michael.

'Watch it spaceboy, mutant thing!' growls Maria. Michael turns a pale white colour… I wonder what people would say if they knew how much he likes her? Weird Match!

'Let's just get this over with,' says Isabel in her Ice Queen tones.

Silence. That seems to pop up quite regularly between Liz and I. Speaking of things popping up…. actually lets not go there, nope definitely stay way away. Now is not the time for my things to pop up… I mean… Ok forget that line of thought. Where were we? Oh yeah, silence, so what do we say now?

'Well?' everyone says at once. 'What?'

Suddenly there's a footstep behind us. We all swing round.

'Great, you all made it!'

'You!' gasp Liz and Maria at the same time, while Isabel's Ice Queen expression hardens. And the rest of us are, well, frankly, we're confused!
posted on 6-Nov-2002 3:43:38 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys! I can't stay on for long I just came to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who left feedback it's fantastic! And also to say that the new part is now fully written it just needs typing up and editing so I'll try and get that done on Friday night! See you all later!
posted on 8-Nov-2002 3:24:13 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! yes I'm here! It must be a record! Anyway I actually have a whole chapter ready for you now! WOW. So anyway, I'm really sorry but I have no time to to individual thank yous cos I have to go and update my other fic Haunted but here's that chapter I promised!

Don't forget to leave me some feedback so I keep on writing!

CHAPTER 19

*Liz' POV*

'Great you all made it!'

'You!'

TESS? What the hell is she doing here? Why would Max ask that blonde, plastic, stuck up, annoyingly pretty, cow, slut, bitch to come here? I guess you noticed that there's very little love lost between Tess and I, you could in fact say that she is the gum stuck to my shoe, the idiot bird that manages to fly straight through the windscreen of your car making you crash into a wall, or the dog that decides to make use of the sidewalk on the very day you wear your nice new white shoes. Yup she's that one and now she's decided to crash the party! I guess it's hard for you to comprehend my dislike for her but there's a lot of history there, believe me. Perhaps I'll tell you about it some day but for now there's just one thing, why should Max even notice me when she's here?

I have to say I was a little surprised to wake up this morning to find a note stuck on my window from Max. This is what it said;

'Meet me out at the old quarry at noon. Bring Maria and Alex. it's important! Max.'

Weird Huh? I must admit that I was confused as to why he wanted Maria and Alex there too! Perhaps he realised I'd tell them everything, but then again it's not like they hadn't figured it out already! But the three way conversation over the phone last night was a somewhat interesting one to say the least!

' 'So what's up Lizzie bell? asked Alex ask he strummed on his guitar, he glanced down at the speaker phone on his desk wondering what Liz was calling him for at 12 pm.

'Just a second Alex, let me hook Maria up first.'

'Hello you have reached Maria DeLuca's Love line. What can I do for you?'

The line felll silent, nothing could be heard except the sound of breathing.

'Hello?' asked Maria. 'Any sexy men beasts on this line?'

'Just me baby,' replied Alex in a fakely low voice.

'Well, hello! So what's your name?' asked Maria in sultry tones.

'Alex,' he replied in his normal voice.

'ALEX? How could you?'

'Maria, what have you been drinking?' laughed Alex into the phone and Liz began to giggle hysterically.

'Nothing birdbrain… I just hoped it might be some hunk of a guys who was looking for a good time!'

'And wasn't it?'

'No, it was just you!'

'Maria, I'm deeply hurt!' said Alex with mock hurt. It was only then they noticed the hysterical laughter coming from Liz. 'You know Ria, I don't think you're the only one who's been on the funny juice tonight! What is it you two have been sniffing and where can I get some?'

'Ummm Liz, what's up girl friend?' asked Maria with concern.

'Oh just the fact that I'm a space mutant! ROAR!!' Giggled Liz breathlessly.

Alex raised his eyebrows and Maria looked down at her phone in confusion wondering whether to hang up and ring back and check it wasn't a wrong number.

'OK, Lizzie, you're a space mutant, we believe you. Any reason you suddenly believe you have antennae?'

'No there's no antennae! I look just like you, or Maria! The only difference is that I can make things fly and look like they're in the microwave!' Liz continued to giggle uncontrollably.

'Liz what's going on!' demanded Maria in an authoritative tone. Liz immediately stopped laughing.

'You don't believe me?' she asked in a hurt tone.

'No Lizzie, we believe you we'd just like to know what's going on.' replied Alex calmly as he fastened his shoes. He figured that he ought to be ready to run round to Liz' for when the drugs wore off and she decided to commit suicide.

'I- I' started Liz, but got no further before she burst into tears.

'Liz, baby, honey, sweetie,' Maria cooed into the phone. 'Why don't you tell us what's wrong so we can make it all better.'

'O-Ok…' said Liz through her tears. 'Max is back *sniff* and he's an alien. And so AM I!'

Alex flinched at the loud wail that Liz let out. 'It's Ok sweets, everything will be OK.'

'*Sniff* OK…' murmured Liz before promptly falling asleep.

Maria let out a sigh as Liz' snores filled the line. 'I'll meet you round there first thing in the morning Alex!'

'Yup, see you there!'


OK so I cracked under pressure! But you can't really blame me! I mean, I have alien powers! Normal small town Lizzie Parker has alien powers! How weird is that? After a lot of thought I must admit that it's pretty exciting, now that I know there are people out there like me then I'm not quite so scared! Or freaked… but standing face to face with Tess and I can feel the hysterical laughter working it's way back!

The only question that really seems to apply at this point in time is… 'What the hell is going on?'

Tess smiles back, sweetly, sickening fake! 'Oh Liz! Trust the girl with the scientific mind to ask the questions.'

'Look T-rex, shut up! And tell us what's going on!' that was Maria. Michael smiles at her, you know I think that could be a love match!

Tess shoots Maria a death glare. 'Look Blondie bimbo why don't you relax your little mind and let me explain.'

Alex starts to choke. 'Ummm, Tess, you may have forgotten but your hair also appears to be of a blonde nature!'

I can't help it! You've just got to laugh at the look on her face! it's truly priceless! Oh here we go, hysterical laughter!

'Look, Parker could you shut up for one second so some normal people could talk!'

You know that girl really needs to be taught a lesson I could just… 'WHAT THE HELL?' Tess screams as a hand full of gravel hits her in the face… oops, did I do that?

Maria and Michael and Alex are fighting back laughs, even Isabel looks like she's struggling.

'Look Tess, I don't know what you're here for but we're kind of busy so…' says Max as he walks over to me and takes my hand in his.

Hold on a second… MAX' HAND IN MINE?!?!? Of his own free will?!?!?! This has got to be heaven! He's finally making a move!

Tess shoots me another evil glare. 'Actually I know why you're here. You're here because you got notes, and I sent them.'

'You did what?' Growls Michael.

'I sent them! Check the handwriting!'

Max looks down at me, leaving his hand in mine, HEAVEN! 'Did you throw a rock through Issy's window this morning?'

'Excuse me? Did I what?' Has he cracked?

'That's how we got the note.'

'Umm… no… not that I know of.' Tess has got to be seriously weird to do that! 'How about you? Did you leave a message on my window last night?'

'No,' he replies firmly.

Turning round to Tess I can see that she's grinning triumphantly. 'See!'

This is getting worse than I thought!

'So what did you want?' asks Michael rudely. That's my boy!

Tess just ignores his rudeness. 'I'm here to tell you about your destinies!'

Oh Jeez, why do I have a really bad feeling about this?

***

Well it's been five minutes since Tess' extremely weird revelation, I don't think anyone has much idea of what to say to the poor girl. Frankly the obvious conclusion is that she left her brain in what ever clothes store she just came from!

'So you don't believe me?'

Oh finally the girl has realised! She takes her time doesn't she! Oh and just as a news flash for all you people out there… MAX STILL HAS HIS HAND IN MINE!! I can't help but wonder what brought this on, why now? Why all of a sudden does he make his move and more to the point of all the times we've been almost alone does he have to choose one with five onlookers! I know it's sometimes what gets people going but personally having all my friends perve at me getting off with Max is not quite what I like… Not that it's got that far, well not yet. OK so not ever… OK I know I'm jumping light-years ahead but you know, I have Max' hand in mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At least let me have some hope!

Tess is shooting death glare laser things at me, I think she would kill me if there wasn't a chance she'd hurt max in the process! But I however am walking on air, well not literally, but I suppose in my present state it's entirely possible! Perhaps I could try that on Tess… she'd look better from a hundred feet up… Hmmm…

'Listen Tess, could you please hurry up and spew what ever message you had!' says Isabel. Phew I swear that just caused Tess' skin to turn a blueish colour through the cold, hey perhaps Isabel could freeze her and then I could drop her from a great height and she'd smash into a million pieces!

'Sure Isabel,' the cow replies. You know Tess could run a masterclass in the art of doing fake smiles, god knows she gets enough practice! It's enough to make your jaw ache! 'Well I guess I should start with the basics as some of you still haven't managed to grasp the basics. You're all aliens!'

WHAT?!?

'Excuse me what?' growls Maria and Alex is choking again!.

It seems that Tess is even less believed than she was before and if she hadn't been such a cow all her life then I might actually be feeling sorry for her right now! So here's the run down, we have one dying Alex, someone should really consider using the Heimlich manuvour on him soon, one scowling Maria, she always was the best of friends, one stressed out Michael, this was obviously not on his plan of things to do today but I'm guessing he's suffering from Hockey deficiency, one extremely cold Isabel, I think the temperature for the whole of New Mexico has lowered by about fifty degrees in the last few minutes, one large, stomping great cow that everyone hates, well what more can I say about her? Oh except she looks like the overly made-up cat that got the skimmed cream! And last but EXTREMELY far from least is Max, my Max, well sort of, he's still holding my hand! So what more can I say, I'm the chosen one, AT LAST! I still don't get what brought all this on though, all I can say is it's about damn time! I never thought it would feel this damn good, but the thing is, here I go, what about what we felt back in fourth grade, does this mean he remembers it? Does this mean that he feels the same way about me as I do about him? Or does this just mean he's looking for a good lay? Yes, I know, I know, Max isn't like that, he's the kind of guy that everyone thinks is gay cos he's just too damn quiet and sweet, but you know It is always the quiet ones!

'Is this meant to be some kind of joke?' asks Max from beside me. 'We're as human as you are!'

'In that case,' Tess says, 'You're not at all human.'

Suddenly half the rocks in the quarry are glowing with a weird green glow… a glow that I've seen somewhere before…

Max, Michael and Isabel look shocked out of their skulls and Maria and Alex are still stuck back somewhere when they were called aliens. But do you want to know what's worst about this whole thing so far? If Tess is telling the truth in some way then it means I'm actually related to her through species where as before I was strongly of the opinion that she was still in ape form!

'It's her,' gasps Michael. Who? Why do I feel VERY behind on the news?

All of a sudden Max has let go of my hand and is walking towards her, DAMN! 'How did you do that?'

'I already told you!' she's sighing exasperatedly. What right does she have to sigh like that? She's the one that crashed the party! It should be me feeling like that! Grrrr!

'Then tell us again!' growls Michael.

'I'M AN ALIEN! OK? That better? And so are the rest of you!'

Maria clears her throat finally catching up with what's going on, 'Ummm Tessy, dearest, darling…'

'Cut it out!' threatens Tess.

'Oh sorry darling!' Maria smirks, 'Anyway I just wanted to point out the one major flaw in your little idea. And that it, Liz, Alex and I are all humans! OK so Liz has some odd talents such as being able to hit you in the face with sand without actually moving, which by the way is very cool, she is still a bona fide human!'

'Yeah, uh-huh,' replies Tess. 'I get what you're saying, but if you're all human then why does this happen when I touch you?'

She walks over and grabs Maria's hand, Maria of source immediately does her world famed left hook and connects with Tess' face with a loud smack.

'OW!' screeches Tess but still continues to hold onto Maria's hand.

'GET HER OFF ME!' screams Maria.

Now I'm not sure what's more scary, the decibels that Maria and Tess have achieved with their screams or the fact that the whole of Maria's arm is now covered with glowing symbols!

'Come on Liz let's get out of here!' says Alex from next to me who has now detached Tess from Maria and now holds one freaked out blonde hippie in his arms

But what am I meant to do? I know they're majority freaked out but I can't leave now and risk not finding out what's wrong with me, or even risk loosing Max… lame I know!

'Please… stay, this is important!' says Isabel gently from behind us.

Suddenly it seems the decision is out of my hands, it's not like I could leave now. And there's not much of a chance in hell that Alex will be leaving now that Isabel has actually spoken to him! And anyway it's only now that I can see how selfish it would have been to leave, this is the closest Max, Michael and Isabel have ever got to home and probably as close as they'll ever get, albeit that it's not too close, a crazy, quite possibly high, maniac!

'I'm staying,' I say to Maria and Alex.

'What?' he replies, Maria for the first time in her life well maybe the second actually looks speechless. Alex drags us a little way away. 'Liz have you lost your mind? Did you not hear what she just said???'

'Yes, and that's exactly why I'm staying.'

'Sorry, you've lost me!'

'What if she's right?' he's looking at me like I'm crazy. 'Not about you idiot! About me! What if she knows what's wrong with me? Alex I need answers I can't stay like this forever!'

I don't blame Alex for wanting to leave, if I hadn't been so involved I would have been out of here at the first sight of Tess. In a way I want them to leave, after seeing how scared Maria was just now I'd rather they weren't here, they just don't belong! Tess must be wrong! The idea of Alex and Maria being anything but human is just laughable! I suppose I would have said the same thing about myself until a few days ago, but still with them it's different! 'You should go!' I'm saying quickly. 'You don't have to be sucked into all this too!'

'No,' he replies firmly. 'If you want to stay and face this nutcase then we do it together, all of us! All for one and one for all remember?'

Have I told you lately how much I love this guy? Where most would have run screaming he's staying to face the music with me! And Maria too, although she's gone too far into shock to be in a fit state to decide what she does! 'Thank you Alex, you're the Best!'

'I know!'

'But you know Alex, Isabel isn't really that crazy!'

'No Liz I didn't mean-' he attempts to correct me quickly.

'I know Alex, I was just messing with you!'

So I guess now it's back to Tess and something I know I won't want to hear. I know none of this is gonna be easy but at least I have my friends by my side to help me through it!

posted on 15-Nov-2002 2:09:37 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey all! How are you? I'm busy, VERY busy, which I'm afraid has lead to what I have to say now... I'm afraid I won't manage to get a chapter out this weekend I don't think, I just haven't had a spare second and I've got sooooooo much work to do so it's been pushed to the back of the queue, sorry. Thank you all soooo muich for your great feedback I'll try and post the new part asap!
posted on 23-Nov-2002 3:07:08 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey all. I know it's been ages since the last update, at least it seems like it, but my life has been an absolute nightmare and I'm not sure if it's gonna get much easier until next weekend. The part is half written, bt not typed and is still in need of serious editing so it will take me some time. Luckily both History and textiles coursework should be finished after this week and the Christmas holidays start in about two weeks so I'll have more time. Thanks for all your bumps and you patience. I'll try and get thank yous out tomorrow! Sorry I'm taking so long over all this!
posted on 25-Nov-2002 2:06:26 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Sorry buys this is yet another excuse, I meant to post some thank yous yesterday cos you've all been so great but I ended up working all day so I had no chance, I'm really sorry I'll do my best to post them asap! Sorry again!
posted on 27-Nov-2002 3:18:23 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: SHOCKING AUTHORS NOTE!!!!!

Gasp! Faint!!! Die from amazement! I have begun to type up the next cahpter! I have not one page, but two pages of the next chapter ready to go!!! The world really is coming to an end!!!

Thank you soooooooo much for your feedback! it' been great, this will be the last chapter for a lil while cos I need tpo get some more of my other story written as well but I'm not giving up on you! I'll try and get the new part out this weekend!!!!!!! WOW!!!

*bounce**bounce**bounce*

It's amazing!

Neway, I'll talk to you all soon! Have a good week! *sad* I have an importanbt exam tomorrow! *trembles* UH Oh! Oh well see you all later!
posted on 1-Dec-2002 3:37:11 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys thanks for the good lucks, I think I did OK*happy* I will try and get the new chapter finished today! I realy want to post it asap cos I'm getting into the plot now*happy* I'll try and see you later *fingers crossed* Bye!
posted on 1-Dec-2002 3:13:54 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey I've only got about 2 secs so heres the new part. I hope it's OK.

CHAPTER 20

*Max' POV*

Things around here have got a lot more confusing since you last left me. In short, Tess is here and, well, apparently there are a lot more aliens living in Roswell than I first thought. Here's the list:

1. Tess Harding, the one of the most popular girls in school, Liz' arch nemesis, bit of an annoying cow at times but I'm sure she has a heart of gold… no really!
2. Liz, excuse me while I faint! According to the wonderful Tess, Liz is an alien like me! Great you would think, at the moment it's just scary!
3. Maria, major melt down babe! Lets just say that she's a little shell shocked right now.
4. Alex Whitman, choker boy! He's stopped choking for a while but he still looks a little queasy.
5. Isabel, like you didn't know that already. But she's not too happy at the appearance of Tess, perhaps spitting feathers and plotting methods of torture is closer to the truth.
6. Michael, hmmmm, what's he doing right now. Apart from falling head over heels for Maria? Yup that's right, our stubborn, bad mannered friend has a thing for the feisty, crazy little thing that is Maria. Not that he'd ever admit it!
7. And me! Yup I'm sitting here feeling like the only person in the world without a clue as to what's happening in his life! One thing I know though is that I just made a complete arse of myself to Liz Parker. What possessed me to go up to her and hold her hand? Can you say forward? After what is it, 10 years of wanting her, I walk up to her and grab her hand! My hand was probably covered in mud or sweat or I twisted her arm round the wrong way or…. I dunno! All I know is that I made a complete idiot out of myself and probably confused her even more than she already was, or perhaps I just made her hate me… Oh good going Maxwell, make her hate you, good old alien repellant! Aghh! And now she's gonna leave and never come back!

'OK Tess, we're staying.' Huh? She is? 'Not because we believe you, or because we believe you're not high on drugs, but because we came here to hear something and we're not leaving until we hear it! So spit it out.' Whoa, well Tess' ears must be bleeding! Excuse me while I go dance in the ceiling!!

'Look, I know we didn't exactly get off on the right foot here,' says Tess. Damn right! 'But really I'm only here to tell you the truth. I just hope you can all accept it.'

'OK, just tell me one thing.' says Liz quietly. 'Why should I believe it?'

'Because this time it's the truth.'

What the hell? This time? What was last time? They're staring each other straight in the eyes.

'Fine,' Liz sighs. 'I'll listen.' She's slumped herself down onto the ground.

So here we all are, on the nice hard sand of the quarry, sitting down getting a numb bum! Great way to spend your afternoon! Liz, Maria, Alex, Isabel, Michael and I are all sitting, Tess, however, being the narrator of this weird story is standing looking down on us. So what's new?

'I can't promise in the least that all of you will like any of what I'm about to say. All I can promise is that it's the truth, and that it's destiny. Nothing we can do will ever change it, it will happen in the end whether we want it to or not!'

I know this sounds weird, but why does everything she say just sound wrong? All I can see is my mind is the girl from the dreams, telling us to turn back, telling us she was coming soon! I should have told Liz to go, she doesn't belong here, she's just gonna get hurt! This is all wrong!

'About two months ago, I began having these memory flashes, flashes of people, places. Thing I just couldn't explain. I've always known I was different, I'd been able to do things no one else could but these dreams were just strange. I didn't believe them at first, I just thought I was under stress but they became more urgent, more frequent. Just last week I found all of you, I knew who you were, I knew you didn't know. I didn't want to tell you yet, I didn't think you'd believe me if I did, but when you three,' she looked at me, Michael and Isabel,' went missing this weekend, I knew it was now or never. You had to know.'

'How did you know they were back?' asks Alex suspiciously. 'Liz was the only person they saw.'

Tess blinks, 'Well, I sensed them..'

'Sensed them?' asks Maria skeptically.

'It's an alien thing! You'll get used to it!' It is? Well great, just great, another new alien thing! Doesn't life rock!

Maria looked as if she was about to say something just then, obviously the idea of arguing with Tess was just a bit too much for her! I really can't blame her for that!

'So what did you remember?' Seems like the logical question.

'I learnt who we are, and why we're here.' Mystifying much?

'I think the best place for you to start would be the beginning.' says Liz. How does she do it? Even at the hardest of times she manages to remain rational! I lov- No, not now…

'OK than. We are eight children of the royal families of Antar.'

'Ummm, Tess, we know you failed Math but surely you can count to seven! Where's the eighth person? See, Me, Alex, that's one, then Liz, two, Maria, three, Mikey, four, Max, five, Isabel, six and you, seven! Is there someone here I don't see, you gonna tell me I need an eye test??'

Tess glares at him, dunno why though, he has a point!

'I haven't found the eighth yet, though I think I know who he is. He's just not quite ready to know yet, he has no idea that Aliens even exist!'

'Great, just great,' mutters Michael. 'Someone else to tell about us. Hey why not just send the FBI an invitation, all scalpel gifts welcome!'

'Anyway, we're the children of the royal families of Antar-'

'Sorry of where?' asks Maria. This could be a looooooong afternoon!

'Our home planet!' Oh, right, what she means is the mother-ship, the insane asylum, the… well you know the place. Beam me up Scottie!

'Ok, so you're saying that we-' Alex points his finger round the group. 'Are royalty!' I swear that if his eye brows went any higher, they'd be in orbit!

All of a sudden both he and Maria are laughing their heads off. Liz seems pretty amused too, she's fighting back laughter, however, none of the rest of us have quite grasped what's so funny yet!

'Michael - a - prince?' Maria squeaks as she gasps for air. 'You - have - GOT - to - be - kidding!'

Michael glares at her, 'I'd make a damn good prince thank you very much!'

'Yeah!' gasps Alex. 'Can't you just picture it Ria? Bring unto me the Royal Hockey Game!!!'

Alex and Maria now look like they could explode they're laughing so hard. Issy's grinning, Liz is giggling, Michael is glaring and I'm laughing too! Can't you just picture that though?

A throat clears from beside us, oh, Tess. Hell I completely forgot she was there!

Liz and Issy stop laughing immediately and Alex and Maria fight desperately for sanity, as we turn to face Tess.

'Perhaps Michael doesn't look much like a prince but he was, we all were. And we all are!'

Well that shut Ria and Alex up! 'Look, you said there were two families, what were they like? Are we brothers and sisters?' Asks Liz with a straight face through her eyes are still laughing. They always do that, when she's happy, she has the kind of eyes that can't hide anything she feels. What? I've had a lot of time to study them OK! When I get obsessed I don't do it by halves!

'Think Montagues and Capulets except they were friends, they lived harmoniously, governing the planet peacefully for thousands of years. But there was a prophecy that one day the children of the families would unite and bring peace to everything they touched. We did that, all eight of us were intermarried, not by force but because we loved each other.'

You know maybe this isn't gonna be so bad after all, I mean there's no one here that I could possibly love except Liz. Any excuse is good enough for me!

'Crowds of people cheered as their King and Queen appeared on the balcony above them.

'ALL HAIL THE NEWLY MARRIED KING AND QUEEN. LONG LIVE MAX AND LIZ!'

'You know Max,' said Liz. 'Nothing will ever change this! I'll love you for eternity and beyond.'

'Beyond the grave… forever.' Max replied.


Hey it could happen…

'As to who's related I know a lot of you won't like it. But I can't change it, I was told it, and it's destiny, we will love each other like before!'

'Tess, will you please just spill!' says Liz with unease. I can't say she's the only one feeling that way.

'The first family of Antar was the Royal Descendants of King Faramar, they had four children, three girls and one son. You… You… You… and ,' she paused, her eyes full of apologies. 'And you, Max.'

'But?' says Liz, before the light in her eyes slowly goes out.

'No way, you've got to be kidding!' says Alex as he walks over and puts his arm round Liz.

And me? I'm just standing here, dumbfounded. There's no way Liz is my sister… Is there?

posted on 11-Dec-2002 2:52:05 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey all! Sorry it's been so quiet over the last week, I've been really busy, but I thought I'd drop by and let you know the great news... school finishes this friday at lunch time!!! I'm gonna have loads of free time I hope so I'll try and get loads of typing done for you all*happy**happy* Happy Eary Christmas 2 u all.... (only 14 days to go!!)
posted on 15-Dec-2002 3:11:55 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys. Sorry I never posted a part I've just been so tired that I had to spend this weekend just chilling out. I couldn't drive myself to throw out a chapter, however I will try and start tomorrow night or on Tuesday. Thanks to you m14 and frenchkiss70 for your bumps! You've been keeping me going. I'll come back asap with a new part.
posted on 17-Dec-2002 11:39:05 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: WAHOOOO! I've done it! I've written a chapter!!! It's not as long as some of the others as today has ended up being busier than I expected and I still have to churn out a chapter of Haunted but I think it's OK. I think the next chapter will be from Liz' POV as well. Thanks in Gerneral to all of you who have left me bumps and feedback, I'll try and get personal thank yous out soon! But for now here's the chapter! Oh and just a quick warning, this is not the most happy chapter that's been here, things may be a bit bleak for a while but I'll try and add some amusment in, perhaps I need another Alex and Maria chapter*happy* Bye!

CHAPTER 21

*Liz' POV*

'…You… You… You… and you Max.'

That was the sentence that destroyed my whole world. The second my heart shattered. The second that led to a minute, the minute that led to an hour, and the hour that led to now. Here, alone in my room with my life in tatters. I just don't get it, how could something so wrong be the truth, how could someone so perfect be so wrong?

At that moment, sitting on the warm sand of the quarry I lost myself. Throughout my whole life I've had this incredible sense of being, I knew who I was, whether it was the girl who was always trying to perfect or the girl obsessing over Max Evans, I never lost that, until now. I just couldn't get my head round what Tess had said, I wasn't aware of anything else happening, it was just me and this amazing revelation. There was nothing else, and I lost who I was. But it couldn't be right, I had no doubt, it was wrong. So wrong.

It was only then that I looked across the circle at Max. I guess it was fate what I saw, Little Lizzie Parker, the born scientist, was meant to get it wrong. Because what I saw on his face, the face of my believed soulmate, was doubt. Doubt… A seed of thought, a piece of him that believed Tess, that could see us as Brother and sister. A part of him that showed me he didn't love me. Tess had won again, he had taken my hand before out of brotherly protection. He had wanted to protect his sister! Max Evan's little Sister! Lizzie Parker! Just plain old me, nothing special.

It was stupid for me to ever think he could feel anything but friendship for me, after all he's an alien. But so am I. I'm an alien… It feels weird to say it.

I'm an alien.

I'M AN ALIEN! And my life sucks!

I've been sitting in my room now for over an hour just trying to recover from what happened next. My room now has a completely different lay out, yes I've been that stressed out, my super powers have gone into over drive, though I do like what they've done with my chest of drawers, I never thought of putting them there! Anyway, what happened next.

'Let me guess, The couples were all made by choice. Michael with Isabel, Alex with Ria, you with Max and me with the guy you haven't bothered to find yet!' Said Liz to Tess, with her ever rising anger visible on her face.

'Well, yeah… How'd you know?' asked Tess with all sincerity.

Liz shook her head slowly with disbelief.

'Liz?' asked Isabel quietly. 'Are you OK?'

'You know Tess I can't believe I thought you had change!' said Liz, ignoring Isabel. 'I even started to believe you, I listened to your lies again. But now you've gone too far. I don't know how you knew about me and the others but if any more bull comes out of that mouth of yours they you're gonna have a whole damn herd!'

Everyone looked at Liz in shock, where was this coming from?

'I have had enough!' shouted Liz. 'My whole childhood was wrecked cos of you and now you're back to destroy me again!' tears began to roll down her cheeks, but Liz ignored them. 'When are you gonna stop? Why do you hate me so much?' Liz turned to Alex and Maria. 'Let's go.'

Alex and Maria looked at each other uncertainly. 'We think, we should…'

Liz stared at them in shock. She stood stock still for a few seconds, seconds that seemed like hours. Slowly she turned back to Tess. 'Are you happy yet?' she said quietly.

'I-' started Tess.

'DON'T EVEN TRY!' shouted Liz. 'You've taken everything now! My friends, the people I love! Why don't you just go back to where you came from! I hate you!'

Turning away from all her friends and the one person she really loved in the whole world, Liz began to run, away from the quarry, away from the pain…


I still can't believe it, my friends, my best friends, they fell for it too. It didn't take me long to get home, I climbed up on to my balcony and into my bedroom, I've been there ever since. I just can't understand it, why would this happen?

I don't even know for sure that I am an alien! What if this is just some cruel joke! Max wouldn't do that, would he? No, there's no chance. He'd never take advantage of someone like that, I know him. I think… Do I really? If you'd asked me yesterday I he would believe we were brother and sister I would have laughed out loud, but maybe he would have done…

BBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGG…

My phone, who could that be?

'Hey you've called Liz Parker, I can't answer right now, I've probably been abducted by aliens. But if you'll leave your name and number I'll try and get back to you when they're done probing me.'

Yes I do know it's sad… I used to think it was quite cool!

'Liz?'

Maria.

'Look I know you're there, please just pick up.'

Nope, not a hope. You betrayed me!

'I'm- We're really sorry, We just… *sigh* Just call me back OK. We're not angry at you or anything… Tess says hi.' *click*

WHAT? How dare she! We're not mad?!?!?! Well duh! I though she was my friend! I thought they both were, turns out I was wrong. Tess is obviously a much better person than I am!

'Hey Lizzie, we're home!'

Dad and Mom?

You know what, this is gonna end now, it's time for some answers!

'Mom, Dad, we have to talk.'

'Are you OK? You look awful.' says Dad. Hmmm, perhaps I should have washed off the run mascara.

'Am I adopted.'

'How- I mean, what?' screeches Mom. Well that's a GREAT omen!

Dad looks at Mom, who nods back at him uncertainly. 'Sit down Lizzie, honey.'

Oh great, pet names, another great omen!

'No, I want to know.'

'Ok,' says Mom as she and Dad collapse into chairs. 'Why did you ask?'

'Because I want to know!' They're hedging, this is so not looking good!

Mom looks helplessly at Dad, who turns to me. 'OK, we both knew this day would come…' Oh crud! 'Yes Lizzie, you're not our birth child, but that doesn't mean we don't love you any less, in fact…'

Oh my God! I'm adopted, they've been lying to me for sixteen years, pretending I was their birth child, acting like I was their own when all along they don't know who I am. I have no real parents, I have no idea who I am and now they're just trying to convince me that it doesn't matter. We still love you just the same, blah de blah blah! But I'm not the same! I'm not even human, and Tess was telling the truth… Max is my Brother!

'Where did you find me?' I say quietly.

Dad stops abruptly from her we still love you speech and looks towards Mom who opens her mouth for the first time. 'Just outside Roswell when you were about two years old, you couldn't talk, you looked scared to death, walking naked through the desert. We fell in love with you straight away and brought you home, we'd just been told we couldn't have kids of our own so you were our gift from up above.'

How more right could she been, a gift from up above. A gift from a planet I've never seen, a gift from my real parents, people who didn't want me any more. And the people I thought really loved me have been lying to me for my whole life!

'Did you never think to tell me?' I shout down at them.

They blink in surprise, 'We- I- We tried Liz, but it was hard, so hard. Grandma Claudia told us to, she said you needed to know, but we just couldn't do it.'

'Grandma Claudia knew?' I stammer, I feel betrayed, betrayed by the person I though would never lie to me. If there was one person I could always trust it was Grandma Claudia but she lied too.

'Liz, this doesn't change anything, we still love you,' says dad as he gets up and walks towards me.

'Doesn't change anything?' I shout at him. 'This changes everything! You've lied to me, every second of every day you have been lying to me!'

'Liz, sweetie, honey,' says my Mom as she comes towards me.

'DON'T LIZZIE, SWEETIE ME, MOM! I'm not you're Lizzie, sweetie! I never was! Just like you're not my Mom! And You're not my Dad!'

*Slam*

I pace around my room, it's all wrong, nothing's the same now. I don't belong here! Looking towards my bed I can see Grandma Claudia's book tucked between my pillows just like it always is. Picking it up I turn to the front page.

'My dearest Lizzie,

I wanted you to have this book now because I believe you are ready for the responsibility that accompanies it. This book belongs to you, and only you, no one can take it from you and no one can ever destroy the story it holds. It is yours in more ways than you can comprehend, maybe one day you will see it's significance.

By writing this and passing it on I am fulfilling a promise I made so many years ago to a person so very far away. That woman loved you very much too and she would have done so much to be able to give this to you herself but that chance was cruelly ripped away from her. And although you have never really met her she holds your memory close to her heart. She longed to apologize for all she took away from you and all she made you miss but she hoped that by sending you this story through me that you may once again find that which you sought.

This book contains the story of an amazing love, a love so pure, so innocent that it escaped the jaws of time and lived on. That love was your love my Lizzie and despite the fact that you may never understand what I am telling you that love will never leave you. Even if you never find the receiver of your love, it will be with you when you sleep, when you wake, and every time you take breath. Just as I shall.

One day I hope you will understand this message but until that day, read this book, love it, cherish it, live it!

I love you Elizabeth, no matter what happens or where life takes you, I will always love you.

Grandma Claudia Parker'

'LIAR!'

Slam goes the book against the wall.

I'm running again, from my room, from my home, from the book that seems to haunt every second of my day. Running through Roswell to I don't know where!
posted on 30-Dec-2002 11:11:35 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys!! HAPPY CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW YEARS DAY!!! *happy**happy*

I'll try and get a new part out to you as soon as I can, it's just a matter of getting round to writing it. Sorry *sad* I'll go do it now... *happy*

michaela (is it OK if I call you that?? *blush*) Happy five days after Christmas! Thank you for the pressie, and all I got you was...

Hands a box

A Laptop!!! So that you can leave me feedback all the time!! Even when you're meant to be doing Homework!!! How generous am I?? lol tee hee!engel008

Thank you to you all for your feedback and bumps! I'm gonna make an extra special effort to update as soon as I can! But any readers of Haunted I'm leaving an update there later today*happy**happy* So don't forget the feedback there too!

aetsch004
posted on 1-Jan-2003 6:37:13 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! Happy New Year! I had hoped to write and post a new part today but something else is happening so I don't think I'll manage it, but I'll try and do in the next few days. I have half of it written though! dedicated little me, sitting at home last night in front of a film writing away, (or at least that's my excuse it's actually cos of my sad non existant social life!!) Anywho gotta go now, see you all later!!!
posted on 2-Jan-2003 4:17:57 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! I'm here. OK this isn't something I would normally do and I'm not sure I really want to do it but this hasn't been updated in waaaaaaaaaay too long and I was writing the next chapter in parts so here it is. The first part of the next chapter. It's not very long at all but I thought I should post it anyway. I'll try and post the next part tomorrow! Sorry it's Liz' POV again, it just needed to be fore a while!

Disclaimer: The song is Hanging by a moment by Lifehouse, a great song. I just thought the lyrics were fitting!

CHAPTER 21 A

Liz' POV

'Desperate for changing
Starving for truth
Closer to where I started
chasing after you

I'm falling even more in love with you
letting go of all I've held onto
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I'm lacking
Completely Incomplete
I'll take your invitation
you take all of me

Now I'm falling even more in love with you
letting go of all I've held on to
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and I'm not quite sure where to go
and I don't know what I'm diving into
just hanging by a moment here with you

There is nothing else to lose
There is nothing else to find
There is nothing in the world
that could change my mind
There is nothing else...

Desperate for changing
starving for truth
I'm closer to where I started
I'm chasing after you

I'm falling even more in love with you
letting go of all I've held onto
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you

I'm living for the only thing I know
I'm running and not quite sure where to go
and I don't know what I'm diving into
just hanging by a moment here with you...'


It's weird how time can pass so quickly and you barely notice it, barely even sense it's gone. But then there are times when time just seems to drag by, it can't go fast enough and you are left just wishing you were anyone but you, anywhere but where you are. And then there are the times when it seems to do both, and no matter how hard you try to work out what the heck life is doing to you, you just end up confused with time still going on it's own way. I guess that's what's been happening to me.

I don't know how far I ran or how long it took me before I ended up here, it took me quite a while to work out where here was. I got a bit of a shock when I did. Why'd I come here, to this place. Out of all the places to go, why here? I'm not suggesting Roswell is a huge place but there are a hell of a lot of better places I could have gone to, places I could have found some kind of peace instead of running to the one place all my thoughts have to haunt me! I mean there must be what, at least 800 doorsteps in this godforsaken town, so why this one? Why this damn one? And WHY if this is the last place I want to be having I been sitting here like a lemon for the last 30 minutes! I mean I've been sitting here moaning to you for at least five minutes! Five minutes that could have been used running away from all this! Fleeing the country or something! Drinking myself into a stupor to try and avoid my life! But no! I have to sit like an idiot on a doorstep! And it's not even a clean doorstep at that!

It was about 10 minutes after I arrived that I realised something, realised something that should have been obvious to me for years! I'm a scientist for goodness sake! A scientist! I read about it in a thousand books! Over and over again! I had the proof before me every single day! heck I was even obsessed but I still didn't see it, I must be blind. Brown eyes, I have BROWN eyes! Deep choclate brown eyes, like deep dark pools. Brown, chestnut, brown, brown, BROWN! My one good feature. My ultimate undoing.

Blue + Blue does not, cannot equal brown.

TWO BLUE EYED PARENTS CANNOT HAVE A BROWN EYED DAUGHTER.

Both my parents have blue eyes!!!! But I never saw it, not once! Out of the hundreds of thousands of times that I saw their eyes I didn't see it! All these years!

But why now? Why'd I have to learn it now? I didn't even want to know! It hadn't even crossed my mind a week ago, why should it? I was just Little Liz Parker, your perfect yet average small town girl! And heck it suited me well enough! OK well maybe not. So I complained a bit, a lot, but it was better than being someone I don't know from a place I've never seen with a different family. Heck I thought my brother was my soulmate! You don't get much more change than that! I mean my life has gone to the stage of sucking and weeellll beyond!

I didn't even believe in aliens, I though it was stupid! I guess I could have accepted there was intelligent life out there somewhere, but why visit here? Why come here to one of the most dull places in the galaxy! You can't exactly say that we have our fair share of intelligent life here! Look at Pam troy for example, she's not intelligent! What ever the guys at school might think! We sniff cedar oil and take drugs! We do everything we possibly can to blow ourselves up so why send themselves here! Do they have a death wish or something? Is that why we got sent down here? Cos we thought it would be fun to be cut open and experimented on? We really must have been freaks!

It seems though that even though I am a piece of that intelligent life from else where I still have my fair share of human stupidity because I have now been sitting on this doorstep for a total of forty minutes while I prattle on! And who's doorstep is this, I hear you all ask. Well ladies and gentleman, I would like to dedicate this intergalactic award for stupidity to the forty minutes I sat like a lemon on Max Evans' front doorstep, just waiting for him to walk out on me! Just so I could die of shame!

Oh Brother!

I must be mad! Crazy! I'm a lunatic! I seriously need help! I mean me sitting here on Max' doorstep for this long! Tess is probably even inside knowing my life! Something awful is bound to happen like a huge bird flying past and desiding to relieve itself on my head just as Max walks out the door! Or an alien spaceship coming to collect me right here on his front doorstep. Hey why not? Sounds like a good ride!

You now have me laughing hysterically on max' doorstep! Can you blame me!

You know they say that laughter is good for the stomach muscles! Well if that's true then my stomach muscles are getting one heck of a work out! My ear drums however aren't enjoyiong this as much, I never knew I could laugh this loud! maybe I should see just how loud I can laugh!

'Liz?'

Oh crud!

Thanks for all the feedback you've left! It's always great to read, it makes me write more*happy* Don't forget to leave loads again!!!
posted on 3-Jan-2003 3:56:22 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! I'm really sorry but I haven't managed to get the part written. I got hit with a load of work but I should be able to write some tomorrow. I will try my best! Sorry again but thank you all so much for the fab feedback!
posted on 4-Jan-2003 3:31:36 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! I have very little time, I have to be else where but I thought I'd drop off the end of the part!! I literally just finished it and checked so I'm sorry if it's not very good! I tried my best *happy* Thanks for all the feedback! here's the part!!

dISCLAIMER: The song is Michelle Branch's not mine. it's call oh crud.. what is it called... ummmm...... ah! It's called You set me free!

Bye!

CHAPTER 21B

'Can't you see?
There's a feeling that's come over me
Close my eyes
You're the only one that leaves me completely breathless

No need to wonder why
Sometimes a gift like this you can't deny

'Cause I wanted to fly,
so you gave me your wings
And time held its breath so I could see,
yeah
And you set me free

There's a will
There's a way
Sometimes words just can't explain
This is real
I'm afraid
I guess this time there's just no hiding, fighting
You make me restless

You're in my heart
The only light that shines
there in the dark

'Cause I wanted to fly,
so you gave me your wings
And time held its breath so I could see,
yeah
And you set me free

When I was alone
You came around
When I was down
You pulled me through
And there's nothing that I wouldn't do for you

'Cause I wanted to fly,
so you gave me your wings
And time held its breath so I could see,
yeah
And you set me free'


We got back from the quarry about thirty minutes ago. Why we took so long I can't imagine. Michael asked a thousand useless questions, Alex and Maria asked one or two and then went after Liz, Isabel took time with Tess trying to break down the ice princess exterior they both have and I … I sat there. There's not really much else to call it! Without Liz there it all just seemed so pointless.

Liz and me, brother and sister? Is that even possible? Surely my life can't be that mucked up! I swear, for the last I dunno, 10 years I've loved Liz. And I'm not talking about the kind of love I have for Isabel and Michael, I thought she was the most beautiful thing that walked this earth! She was perfect, I loved her like a soul mate not like anything else! Can I really be so screwed up as to feel that way about my own sister? That's like my falling in love with Issy and that just… ewwwwww! Hell just thinking about that is sacrilege!! It just plain creepy!

So how is it possible that Liz is my sister? Sister. I still can't get my head round it. Tess and me destined to be together? I dunno whether I want to laugh, wretch or just drop dead from shock. They could not have made a worse match! Popular, sporty, pretty Tess and me? They just don't fit, heck they fit worse than me and Liz did, at least then we were both about the same status at school.

Man my life is twisted. Seriously, a couple of weeks ago I thought being an alien was weird enough and now what? I'm an alien prince with a destined mate and a sister that I'm madly in love with!

You know I think I can feel myself relapsing into that state of consciousness I was in a few nights ago, you know with the pink bunnies and candyfloss fields! I need serious help! Though that doesn't seem too bad, a few hours with the pink, I mean FUCHSIA bunnies and then maybe the world will feel right again. Hey, suddenly I have this undeniable urge for candyfloss!

Huh what's that? Laughter? Huh?? OK so the neighbours are out of town, Mom and Dad are at work, Issy's at the mall with Tess, and I've never even heard Michael snort, so there's no way would he be laughing! So who the heck's that?

I walk to the front door.

OK so now I've limited the number of people it could be, I'm with a drunk. Only a drunk would be laughing that loudly in broad day light and I can't think of anyone else mad enough to sit on my front doorstep, that thing can't have been washed in months!

Hey don't look at me like that! I had other things to do that day, washing the front doorstep was the last thing on my mind… I was stalking Liz!

I pull open the front door.

'Liz?' OK so I'm guessing it's not a drunk! Though Liz doesn't look in a much better state than one.

'Max?' she hiccups. OK she definitely sounds like she's been drinking, but she looks like she's been crying and… running?

'Hey, are you OK?'

'Yeah-' she pauses. 'No.' she shakes her head.

She must be the only person who could look so damn good even with mud streaked down her face, well I think it's mud, maybe it's that stuff Issy uses, mascara? What the heck's with that stuff? Why do they say it's waterproof when it so blatantly isn't? I mean someone really should sue one of those companies! It's simply atrocious what they con people into these days… Whoa! Whoa, I have been spending waaaaay too much time with Issy lately!! Anyway, where were we again? Oh…

She looks beautiful, I just wish I could kis- NO SISTER! SISTER! SISTER!! Think sister! Think about Issy! Issy!

Issy

Issy

*Clears throat* 'You wanna come inside?'

She nods slowly, weakly. 'I- I-'

And suddenly she's crying. She just looks so lost, so weak, so helpless. Like the whole world has deserted her leaving her alone to face everything without help, just like we all did down at the quarry…

She's in my arms… Just like I always dreamed, but this isn't how I really imagined it to be. I'm not happy, my heart is broken in two because the girl I love, the girl I want to protect at all costs is crying and alone and I can't protect her…

***

'Thanks…' she sniffs as I hand her a tissue. It's really a bit late for that, after all throughout most of the story my shirt was deemed a much better tissue than those handy Kleenex ones! Not that I'm annoyed, NO WAY! This shirt isn't gonna be washed for the next fifty years! Who would believe that Liz Parker cried on MY shoulder! Yes folks that was MINE, not yours!! Haha in your face suckers!

And even better than all that, who did she turn to first? Who did she look to for help when everything else seemed so helpless?? Moi! And if you didn't know that's French for MEEEEEE!!!!

'Do you believe her, Max?' she asks. I look down at her. 'Tess, I mean.'

'I-' What am I meant to say to that? I don't know. I have no clue! How can I believe something so different from what I imagined? Something so mind blowing that it couldn't just be made up, there had to be some truth in it. Right? Who am I trying to kid? I don't have a clue, part of me, my mind, wants to believe what Tess says, it gives some meaning to my inexplicable existence. But my heart, my heart is screaming that she's wrong, that what I feel for Liz Parker is not Brotherly love, it's something more, something important! That Tess is mistaken! But what am I supposed to listen to? 'I-'

'Oh,' she says quietly looking away.

She thinks I believe Tess, and it matters to her. It matters to her that we are brother and sister! 'Liz-'

'No Max, really it's OK. I understand. It doesn't really matter anyway.'

It doesn't?

'I really should get home.' You do? 'My parents will be out of their minds, I shouldn't have shouted at them like I did. They were just trying to look after me.' She stands up to leave. 'I, uh, I'll see you at school right?'

'Yeah school.' I start to stand up.

'No it's Ok, I'll see myself out,' she smiles. 'Thanks for listening Max, I needed a friend.'

Stay cool… 'Hey, it's uh.. nothing!'

'No really Max, thank you. earlier I felt more alone than I've ever felt before and you were there for me, there aren't many other people that would do that for me…' her eyes mist over. I know what she's thinking about.

'Alex and Maria care too Liz, so do Issy and Michael. And I'm sure Tess does as well.'

She clears her throat, looking unconvinced. 'Yeah, well we'll just have to see about that one!' She smiles her radiant smile again. 'I'll see you around Max.' She leans down. Her face is just so close to mine… I can smell her, her hair grazes my cheek. She places a soft kiss on my cheek. 'I'm glad you're my brother Max…' she murmurs as she walks out…

Really? Cos I'm not…
posted on 8-Jan-2003 2:53:42 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys! Sorry I've been so quiet over the last couple of days but scholl's started again and life has gone mad! I have Saturday to myself, just me and my mountain of homework (joy?!?), so I'm gonna try and get a part out then. Sorry to keep you all waiting so much, RL sucks!

Thank you all so much for the bumps and feedback!! It's a breath of fresh air!

PS WOW!! How cool is it here in England at the moment, it's snowing! It's actually snowing for the first time in year!!! *big**big**big**big**big* SNOWBALL FIGHTS! Whooo! Lol
posted on 11-Jan-2003 12:38:51 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys sorry but I'm not gonna be able to get a part out till tomorrow, things have got a little busy!! I know I'm a bit pathetic!! I need a lot more aself control! But I will try my very hardest tomorrow! Sorry!
posted on 12-Jan-2003 3:18:13 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys! I know this part is kinda short and may not be very good but it was the best I could do with the time I've had. I may add a second half to it but I'm not sure. I have a good idea for the next chapter, something a little new so that'll be interesting. I don't think I'm gonna have time to write it until the weekend and I may not have time even then. My life is about to go absolutely mad, worse than before! I have 4 play rehursals this week, one 3 hours long, a friend's party and a youth group thing I've got to go to and on top of that my psycho teachers are gicining me several hours of homework a hight! So I will try SO hard!! But I don't know if I'll get it out. and a part of haunted is long over due. So I hope you like the new part! thank you all so much for your feedbacks and bumps they're fantastic!!! Here we go!

PS Wow exciting news!! Not only have I got over the 500 posts mark (sad I know, but it's like a birthday lol) But the word document for this is now 100 pages long!!!! My longest ever document!!!! Sorry... got a little too excited about that! I'll go now!

CHAPTER 22

Maria's POV

'You're all aliens!'

From the moment those words left Tess' mouth, something seemed to click. The none existent baby photos, my lack of a father, my Mom's secrecy about everything to do with my birth, my odd eating habits. I'm an alien! I'm actually an alien. You'd think that flaky Maria would completely freak out at this news….


WHO THE HECK SAYS I'M NOT???!?!???!??

Why else would I have let my best friend in the whole world, excluding bird brain (Alex), run off with her whole world crashing round her feet? Why else would I not have thrown up at the revelation that Birdbrain and me are a destined couple, why else would I not be having a sobbing fest cos I can never be with space boy?

I don't understand why I did it! I would never have let Liz run off normally. All this alien stuff was of no use to me, I was happy with my own little Cyprus oil filled world! I was quite happy obsessing over Michael Guerin while the rest of the world ran it's course! Why else would I not have had a boyfriend since band camp in 5th grade?

I dunno what it is about spaceboy that is just so damn irresistible… his cute little… face or perhaps the fact that he needs to be tamed or maybe just his-

Maria!!! I do not what all this information!!!

ALEX?!?! What the hell are you doing here? I thought you had other plans!

Yeah well it turns out Liz wasn't home so I couldn't go suck up to her, even though I brought her chocolates… what a waste of money.

So you got chocolates huh….

Oh sorry Maria, I already ate them! *grins*

You ate them? I thought they were for Liz?

They were… But I got peckish! I haven't eaten since breakfast!

You really are pathetic you know Alex!

Why thank you Miss I'm-obsessed-with-a-retarded-alien!

Since when have I been obsessed with you? *sticks out tongue*

Aghhh! You are impossible! Believe me when I say, We are never gonna fulfill our destiny! A life with you is a life of torture! You're like the bratty little sister I never had!

Believe me when I say the feeling is mutual well apart from you're more like a pet toad than a little brother!

Oh gee thanks!

*Smiles sweetly* You're welcome Toady dear!

*scowls* You do realise that when I said bratty little sister I actually meant annoying little goat! After all you do have that obsession with oranges and salad cream!

OK Maria, breath deeply… there is no reason to get annoyed… especially when he's an immature little T-O-A-D!

I-

Quiet Alex! We have more important things to talk about! We've gotta tell these guys what's happening, after all where else are they gonna get an intelligent explanation if not from me?

*mutters* Perhaps from a donkey?!?

I heard that! But I'm gonna be the more mature one and move on. Basically Tess has told us that we're all aliens and that we're all reincarnated! Like cloned or something. She also told us that we all have destinies. Like I'm destined to be with Alex!

Now I'm sure we don't have to tell you how unrealistic that is! Can you imagine someone of my intelligence, wit, and looks being wasted on her?

*under breath* Useless, pigheaded, idiot alien… *Normally* So anyway, it's not gonna happen! But what's worse is that she seems to think Liz and Max are brother and sister! Now we've all had to sit through the staring sessions for the last about ten years and I'm telling you that if I had a brother I could not look at him like that! I mean there's times when I swear they're just undressing each other with their eyes… or at least they would be if they weren't so damn innocent!

I think what Maria is trying to say in her normal babbling way is that there's no way they can be brother and sister!

Thank you Alex, I think. But the worst part of it is that I think Max believes it. I mean even I believe the rest of the story, it makes sense and Tess doesn't have enough brain cells to knock together a story like that, her two brain cells have enough trouble teaching her to breath without that added load!

Did anyone mention how little we like Tess?

But man! How freaky is it that she's like related to me! I can see the resemblance as far as the blonde hair goes but after that I just don't see it! I mean she has the brain of a pigeon.

Funny, it doesn't seem that hard to imagine!

*Sarcastic* Funny toad boy, very funny!

I live to make laughter! I live to please!

What ever! Anyway, Liz is now SERIOUSLY annoyed at us, and I'm talking seriously seriously! This is not just your average fourth grade playground argument, this is a 'I'm not gonna speak to you for a heck of a long time' kind of argument! And it sucks big time!

We should have gone after her straight away! It felt like we should at the time, I just couldn't do it. There was just something stopping me from going! I wanted to but couldn't! I couldn't even call after her!

Exactly how I felt! But the worst of it is that we haven't just betrayed her to anyone, we betrayed her to the person she hates most in the whole world. We betrayed her to the person who's scared her for life!

I guess something we forgot to tell you in our little Liz history Lesson was the history with Tess. You remember how she went through that perfection thing, the psycho I must not rest ever thing! Well Tess was involved.

Involved? Heck she was fuelling it!

Around that time Tess and Liz became sort of friends. They began to hang out a lot, and Liz didn't see us as much, but Tess wasn't much of a friend. She fed Liz constant lies, she told Liz about her parents beat her at home and mistreated her cos she wasn't good enough, she said Liz' parents would do the same thing only worse cos at least Tess was pretty and popular. She told Liz that she was nothing, and Liz being the harmless, conscientious person she is, she believed her! She listened and she began to do everything she could to be perfect. That wasn't why it was so bad though, at first she could handle it but then Tess began to feed her more lies and Liz couldn't just stand by and watch her friend's life go down the toilet. So Liz began to do Tess' work for her as well, *sarcastic* after all Tess couldn't do Maths, whenever she did she got it wrong and then her parents would beat her for hours! In the end Liz was doing twice the amount of work she was meant to do at twice the standard she was supposed to do. She stopped eating cos she didn't have enough time and cos Tess told her she was fat. She was killing herself.

But then the 21st of June 1993 happened, Liz collapsed from exhaustion and went into hospital. She didn't have time to do Tess' work and when her parents asked her what was going on she broke down and told them everything, needless to say they didn't beat her! And they didn't stop loving her! No one could stop loving Liz! On the contrary they went crazy, lets just say Tess really did have some bruises on her ass the next week at school! Since then she's never gone near Liz except to spread rumors or put her down. There's no love lost between those two!


That's why Liz has been so upset and why we've been such idiots. And now we don't know what to do to make it right again!

This alien stuff really messes life up!!

posted on 15-Jan-2003 3:31:04 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: I have just one thing to say before I go into detail... I LOVE YOU GUYS!! Thank you soooooo much for all the bumps etc! They really make me smile even when my life is going crazy! I even come back here to read them when I'm depressed (yeah I've been told I'm incredibly sad!). You guys rock!

As for my mad life I may actually now have Sunday afternoon free! Which will either be devoted to Homework or attemping to first churn out a chapter of Haunted and then a chapter of this!

I'm gonna try really hard to get all this done but up until then if you life here in the UK or in the Us happy Roswell repeats!!

Sarah

PS Michela (did I spell that right? Sorry) Haunted is going great*happy* apart from I'm currently suffering from I tiny bit of writers block, nothing I can't kill though I hope! *big* I'm glad you're thinking about going back to read it! I've been trying to make it a little less depressing! Bye!!
posted on 19-Jan-2003 2:36:08 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: sorry guys, no part I'm afraid my weekend has completely knocked the socks off me! I'm exhausted! Hopefully next eekend will give me a few spare seconds! I can always hope! Thank you fo all your bumps! I am gonna try really really hard to write again soon. I know a bit about what I'm gonna put in the next part so I'll try and get it down on paper while I sit on the bus!! See you soon!
posted on 20-Jan-2003 3:44:16 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey all! I just popped by to say hi and to tell you that I'm busy writing the next part of haunted so as soon as that's done I can finish writing the half done part of this! Also I'd like to say a HUGE(!!!!) thank you for all the feedback and for everyone who's rated the thread because we have now beaten my other fic haunted with the number of rates!!! Wow!! This fic's always been behind!! Thank you!!!
posted on 27-Jan-2003 3:19:45 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys! Thank you so much for all the bumps etc. Sorry there was no new chapter of this this weekend life caught up with me yet again but this is now the fic on the top of my to-do list and after I've got the nasty exam out of the way tomorrow I can chill out and write some more of this! Can anyone tell me what's happening with the board? Is there still an iminant threat of the board closing? Any info would be very useful! See you all again soon!
posted on 1-Feb-2003 3:27:45 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys I have no time right now to talk so I';m pretty much just hre to drop off a chapter. It's not the longest in the worl and I hope it's OK. I didn't like it as much as I could have done but this is all the time I've got! So here it is. please leave loadz of feedback!

CHAPTER 23*big*

Kyle's POV

Well good day! Looks like I FINALLY got the chance to speak to you.

Right straight into things, my name is Kyle Valenti. Ummm yeah, and… No one said it would be this hard! Heck I'm the most popular guy in school, captain of the football team, with the most gorgeous girl friend in the world talking to a group of people who aren't even there shouldn't be this hard!

Wait…

I did it! Hell it was that easy! Wow! That went so well I just gotta do it again.

Well hi everyone. I guess all you non-existent people in my head will be wondering who this handsome chappie you've got the pleasure of listening to is. Ah, perhaps I can help you out with that one. My name is Kyle Valenti, son of Roswell's sheriff, Jock, popular guy, boyfriend to an angel and steadfast Buddhist.

Buddhist? I hear you ask. A Jock a Buddhist? Man how weird is that. Not that weird if you ask me after all Buddha teaches that even among…

OK so I'll stop! I know you didn't come to listen to me teach you about Buddha, how ever fun it would be. You want to hear me talk about- Wait what did you want me to talk about? I mean I'm not used to this sort of thing. This is the first time I've had a real conversation with the voices in my head, normally I just ignore them and their instructions but now I'm, I'M TALKING TO YOU?!? They were right! One day I would go mad from listening to them!

I'm talking to the voices in my head…

I'm talking to the voices in my head…

I'm talking to the voices in my head…

'I'M TALKING TO THE VOICES IN MY HEAD!'

'Hey Kyle are you OK son?'

'Uh, yeah Dad, sorry.'

That was my dad, Jim. Why am I even telling you this? This was so not the way Buddha wanted me to reach enlightenment!



Well it looks like you guys are here to stay so I guess I'd better keep talking… maybe if I talk long enough you'll get bored and leave! yeah so ummm stuff about me… stuff about me.

OK so I've lived in Roswell all my life, you know where Roswell is right? yeah thought so. Ummm My Dad and Mom grew up here, they got married when they were 20. Mom died when I was three, from cancer. It was a long time ago, I don't really talk about it much.

Dad and I live alone now in a complete tip of a house, you wouldn't want to live somewhere with out a woman's touch! I swear we have plates sitting in the sink that have been there since 1991! I reckon our house could be harboring a deadly kind of green mould, you know the stuff that comes alive and infests people, wiping out the entire human race. Oooh and they could have a queen like bees have, perhaps it would be like some kind of green jelly fish!!

You still there?

Damn I thought that might have scared you off! Oh well. Back to the boring stuff. I go to West Roswell High, fun! yeah right! The whole school pretty much falls into three sections Popular, Normal and Outcasts. Now those three sections are sub-divided into further sections like so;

Popular- Rich people, normally snobs who wouldn't know how to be nice if it
walked up and bit them in the butt! People like Selonica Edwards, man even her name sounds rich!
- Jocks and Cheerleaders, that me. Not the cheerleaders dumbass! I'm a jock! You know the type, good at sports, OK at work, normally hated by most who just don't seem to measure up. We're the sort of people likely to party our way through school, drink our brains out then end up working in some low paying job like a mechanic or janitor. You know the ones who walk around school shouting about the days when they could run the 400 meters in ten seconds and scare the kids. Well not me personally! The cheerleaders vary some are just sluts like Pam Troy, some are bitches like Tess Harding and some are ice queens like Isabel Evans. I promise you it's damn hard to find a normal cheerleader! the day I do I'll sit down and kiss their feet!
-Oh and the Whits, guys from Alex Whitman's band. They're cool guys. It's the band that gets them status!

Normal- Try-hards, you know the ones who tail the popular guys, turn up at the
parties just trying to get into a cool group! Most popular people hate these guys, really hate them! I'm thinking people like Eghhh Sandy Gordon! That girl stalked me for like a month Now that is scary!
- News paper people. this is anyone who works for the news paper! Editor, Journalist anything. Johny Carlson, he comes here.

Outcasts- Nerds, yup, every school has them! Poor guys. Socks over trousers,
snort when they laugh, go to science club. Some are better than other though. I don't think any less of them cos they're like that… really I don't!
- Junkies, popping pep pills the whole time. They're the ones that hide out behind the gym at lunch smoking stuff that'll knock you out at fifty yards and talking about the essence of pink sheep! Layla Largon is on of the best, her pupils are so dilated I swear she shouldn't be able to see!
-Then you've got two people, just two. Two weird people. Max Evans and Michael Geurin! I guess they fall here but they just don't do anything. Max turns up to school, aces every test, stares at Liz a little then goes to the Crashdown for the evening. Michael doesn't turn up to school, yells at Maria then goes to work, oh and sleeps the rest of the time! And that's it! I mean they could be in pretty much any group they wanted, Max is good at athletics he's even on the team so he could easily be a jock. Michael could just be a popular boy! He's got the bad boy image that would get him pretty much any girl in school, and a bike to die for! So why don't they! I swear, they're just weird!

And these groups do not mix. That's why the school nearly had a heart attack when I asked out Liz Parker.

Liz Parker is hard to categorize! I guess she's kind of a nerd cos she does all her work, goes to science club and works hard but she's not the normal nerd. She's actually incredibly cool! If I hadn't got there first some other Jock would have asked her out. Why? Do you ask. Well because she's the most beautiful thing in Roswell and she has the personality to match! She's just perfect in every way. That's why I've been dying these past few days. She's been completely blowing me off ever since Saturday. She was shot. Well no she wasn't shot, she almost was, the bullet missed her but it was pretty damn close! But ever since then she's barely spoken to me! And today, she missed school. I can tell you that never happens! She has never missed a day of school in her whole life! She's just not that kind of person. But even more weird was the other people off school today, Alex, Maria, Max, Michael, Isabel and Tess Harding. How odd is that! Those people just do not mix. Maria and Michael practically kill each other every time they speak, Isabel steers clear of Max and Michael at school, it might ruin her status to talk to them. And Liz and Max… well I guess that's not so weird. they have been pretty cosy over the last little while, what with their laughing sessions and staring things!

No I am not jealous.



Ok so maybe a little! But what does Liz see in him? He's just a freak. It's not like he tries to make friends, he just blows people off. And why is it he has Pam Troy and Tess Harding after him as well? Not that I'm complaining, rather him than me, but what's their obsession with him?

'Kyle?'

'Dad?' What's he doing here? I thought he was watching the game.

'I wanted to run something past you.'

Oook, well this is weird. He never asks my help normally. 'Yeah?'

'How's Liz been over the past couple of days?'

Liz? 'Why?'

'Just wondering…'

He is so not a good liar! 'What's going on dad?'

'Nothing, I was just concerned that since her experience on Saturday that she's OK.'

Hmmm… 'Yeah she's been OK, I think. I mean I haven't seen her today.'

'Haven't seen her? Why?' Blabber mouth!

'She errr wasn't in school today.'

'How come?'

'Dad what's all this about! You've never been that interested in my girl friend before!'

* he sighs* 'It's complicated son! It's just weird that we still haven't found the bullet from Saturday! I'm just worried something's up.'

'Like what?'

'I don't know. And now the FBI are trying to get involved.'

'The FBI?!?' What the heck does this have to do with them? It was just a couple of truckies from out of town that lost their temper!

'I don't know! It's just there are two eyes witnesses that swear Liz got hit with that bullet. But if she did then why is she fine now?' He rubs his head.

'They're probably just wackos, besides you've got five other people that swear she didn't!'

'Five?' he says sharply.

'Yeah, Liz, Alex, Maria, Max and Michael.'

'Max? And Michael?'

'Yeah I walked past the window and they were sitting there.' What the hell's going on?

'You're sure they were there?'

'Yeah, why?'

'Because they weren't there when the police came and Liz said they weren't there.'

What? 'Well maybe they left… You know before the shooting.'

But I don't think he's listening to me! Something is really up. Liz is lying to people and I'm talking to voices in my head! Buddha help us!

posted on 12-Feb-2003 12:27:27 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys. Just thought I'd pop by and say hi. Life is absolutely crazy at the moment! I have play performances every night of this week and to top it all off I'm coming down with some sort of illness! So I barely have any time! But I just wanted to say thanks for all the wonderful feedback and bumps. I'll see you all as soon as I can!
posted on 16-Feb-2003 2:47:11 PM by Sarah_helen
A/N: Hey guys! How are you all? I'm still ill but feeling a little better. Guess what. I sat down this afternoon and did something amazing. I wrote a chapter!!! It's a little shorter than normal, I'm thinking of adding another half but I'm not sure. So here we go with a long over due part!

Thanks for all the feedback. I hope you enjoy it!

Chapter 23

Liz' POV

I've been avoiding my parents all morning. I pretty much went to bed as soon as I got in last night. I didn't want to think any more, I just wanted darkness and freedom. Yeah like I'd get that when I wanted it! Instead I got this freaky dream that I an barely remember. I can remember it was very dark and I couldn't see the person in front of me and I can remember thinking of Max but that's all! Weird huh! Maybe I was having an incredibly creepy dream driven on teenaged hormones. You know, Me, Max, a dark room! Now how might that go….

BROTHER!

BROTHER!

See I still can't convince myself! You thought I was being serious when I told Max last night that I was glad he was my brother? Man how gullible are you? I just hope it fooled Max to. As long as he's happy and he thinks I am to I'll be happy. Ok so maybe happy's too strong a word, let's just stick with saying it'll be a load off my mind. And believe me if there was any more load on my mind it would be squished thinned than a sheet of paper! And that sounds fricking painful!

I'm off to school at the moment, just walking along quite normally. Ermmm No actually not normally considering I took a three block detour and set out and hour early just to avoid Alex and Maria. But I'm sure I'll be able to entertain myself when I'm half an hour early for school… some how!

So anyway, you'd be amazed at how awkward it was with my parents when I did see them. Actually no you wouldn't. Considering I yelled at them, called them liars and then ran off for five hours it went pretty damn well! Oh and they found out I didn't go to school yesterday. That one hit hem hard! But they were amazingly quiet about it all. That just made it worse. They walk around me like I'm an atomic bomb that might blow at any second, granted that's true seeing as I could throw them into a wall with my mind without meaning to, but they don't know that! It's just so damn annoying!

Grandma Claudia's book was a bit worse for wear when I found it last night. I guess a lesson I should have learned over the years is that if you love something then throwing it into a wall isn't the best way to express that love! Especially when it's a book. It must've been a pretty traumatic experience for the book, after all any book as old as that one should be treated with respect. Man! I'm talking so much rubbish. I think walking three blocks on an empty stomach isn't good for you! Oh well I'm at school now.

Ahhh empty school. This has to be the quietest I've even seen it! No jocks throwing balls around the corridors, no one having a bitch fight. Ahhh sweet sweet heaven.

I think this is 'How delusional can Liz Parker get?' day!

'Liz?'

Oh great now I'm hearing things! Well maybe if I start singing the voices'll go away! Hmm lets see what shall I sing? How about…

'I love you. You love me. We're a great big family. With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you. Won't you say you love me too?'

'Ermmm OK.'

Damn that didn't work. I could try putting my fingers in my ears and ignoring it. well that one work for me. Let's give it a go. In go the fingers.

La la la la la la, hey this is kinda fun! Dum de dum dum da. La de da! La la!

Maybe I should try and see how loud I can go?

LA LA LAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Hey that was pretty good!

Ow!

'Liz? Are you OK?'

The voice just wrenched my fingers out of my ears. Do voices normally do that?

'Liz? Hello? It's me… Doug.'

Hey the voice has a name. Doug… Doug. That sounds kind of familiar.

Oh Crap!

'Doug! Hey!'

So I have just made a complete idiot out of myself in front of Mr Hunk. You know Doug Shellow from the canteen, the one from Canada or somewhere like that. This day is soooooo not going well!

'Hey Liz. Are you OK?'

I turn to face him. 'Yeah. Just great. Just PEACHY!'

Peachy? Just peachy? What the heck does that mean? Just like an orange fruit? Oh yeah my life is going great just like AN ORANGE FRUIT! You know I think I'm incapable of talking to nice guys! I must have the babbermouth-to-cute-guys gene. They always say it's a part of the DNA. I hate DNA!

'Errr Liz? you still there?'

Oh man! And now I've just been standing here for five minutes staring at Doug and complaing about genes! DNA really does have it in for me! I mean-

'Liz!'

'What? Oh!' And there I went again.

'So why are you here so early?'

'I'm umm…' come on, think of a cover story. One that won't make you look stupid. 'I'm early? I thought it was time for school.'

Oh God! Great going! Now you just look like a bimbo! I'm early?!? I thought it was time for school?!? What is wrong with you Liz Parker?

'Err Yeah. About half an hour early. You didn't realise?' he asks looking confused.

OK damage control. 'Actually yeah. Sorry I meant to be here early. I'm sort of avoiding Alex and Maria.'

'Oh right. Me too.' He's avoiding Alex and Ria? 'Well not Alex and Maria of course.. I don't know them.'

Ohhh is he cute when he's embarrassed! 'So who are you avoiding?'

'Pam Troy.' he says blushing.

'Pam?'

'She's ermm…'

'Oh! She's trying to jump your bones!' Bitch! Did I say that?

'Yeah sort of.' His ears go pink when he blushes. That's cute!

'Poor, poor you! I have to tell you by the end of this you're gonna wish you were born a girl! One of her last victims even had an operation to do that…'

'He did what?' he squeaks, looking scared out of his mind.

'Gullible!' I laugh. 'Gets you back for making me believe you've seem aliens!' What would he say if he knew he was standing right in front of an alien. Say? he would say anything would he… he'd just run away from the freak.

'Hey you OK?'

Pull yourself together Parker! 'Yeah.. Yeah course! So what do you say we form an alliance?'

'Alliance?'

'Yup. we become a team! You're avoiding someone and so am I. So why don't we avoid them together?'

'Sure!' he says with a smile filling his features. 'To tell you the truth I wasn't really looking forward to spending the day alone!'

Me neither. But I guess this means I'll have company for today. And what company! Maybe my life isn't so screwy as I first thought!
posted on 21-Feb-2003 10:29:52 AM by Sarah_helen
A/N: hey guys. Thanks for the feedback so far. This is the last time I''m gonna be checking the thread cos I''m going away at 12:00 board time for the weekend and by the time I come back the board will have moved. Please email me any feedback until then. My email is laviperc⊕hotmail.com.

I hope everyone copes OK with the move*happy* I''ve copied most of the feedback onto my computer so it won''t be lost. Wel I guess all that''s left to say is... See you on the other side*happy* See you Sunday!