posted on 2-Nov-2002 4:51:32 PM by DreamingOfMax84
Title: Just Friends?

Author: DreamingOfMax84 a.k.a. *~Ria~*

Rating: NC-17.... so watch out kiddies!!

Category: M/L all the way baby!! M/M and A/I will be mentioned too.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.... wait I own my diamond engagement ring, my school books, my cell phone, and of course my lovely fiancé. *big* Just kidding. I own nothing that has to do with Roswell or any of its affiliates.

Summary: Max Evans and Liz Parker have been friends forever, what happens when an unexpected kiss changes everything? Plus this is AU. Meaning no aliens, Tess, baby any of it.

The song belongs to Angela Via.


Just Friends?




Chapter 1

“So what do you guys want to do this weekend?” Liz asks the group with a perky smile.

“Surprisingly enough, Spaceboy is taking me on a date tonight.” Maria replies with an ear to ear grin.

Michael just rolls his eyes, “Yeah I think I was more forced into it then anything else.” To which Maria promptly hits him on the arm. “Hey.” They begin kissing.

Liz turns away from the display, “Anyway, Alex, Isabel what about you two, busy?”

“Sorry Lizzie, me and Iz are going to go watch the stars, it supposed to be a clear night,” Alex says with a frown.

“That’s okay guys you go, have fun, have a little extra for me please.”

“Liz don’t be so down, Max isn’t doing anything either, call him, maybe he’ll watch movies with you tonight, or go out for ice cream, or something,” Isabel said smiling.

“Really? Yeah I guess I’ll call him. Thanks, and have fun tonight, be good,” Liz said with a playful scold.

“Yes, Mom.” All four of them replied together.

“Ha, ha funny guys. Goodbye.”

“Bye.” Again they said together.

“Yeah, yeah whatever.”

Liz picks up the phone and dials the very familiar number.

The deep sensual voice of Max Evans rang into the telephone. “Hello.”

“Max. It’s me, Liz.”

“Hey Liz. What are you up to?”

“Nothing much. I’m bored and everyone is out on dates, so I have nothing to do. What about you?”

“Me either. So would you like to come over and watch some movies then?”

“Sure. See you in 10 minutes. Okay?”

“Okay, see you in 10.”

“Max you’re such a great friend, the best. Bye.” With that said they hang up.

“Yeah friend,” Max whispers to himself. “Just friends.

Anytime you need a friend, you can count on me
Anytime you're having doubts, you know I will believe
Even through thick and thin, no matter where or when
On me you can depend
We are best friends
Whenever there is something that is trying to knock you down
Remember you can call me and we'll get your feet on solid ground
You'll never have to worry, don't you ever walk in fear
'Cause through it all you'll have someone who's always standing near
Right by your side,
If you need my strength, you can tell me
There's nothing to hide
Anytime you need a friend, you can count on me
Anytime you're having doubts, you know I will believe
Even through thick and thin, no matter where or when
On me you can depend
We are best friends
You understand the battles we must go through every day
If ever I am lost, I know that you will help me find my way
I still remember all those times when I was feeling low
You picked me up and said there's something I think you should know
You're not on your own, whatever you're facing
You don't have to face it alone
Anytime you need a friend, you can count on me
Anytime you're having doubts, you know I will believe
Even through thick and thin, no matter where or when
On me you can depend
We are best friends
As long as we're together, there's no mountain that we can't climb
Through the good and the bad, happy or sad
This friendship we have will last for all time
Anytime you need a friend, you can count on me
Anytime you're having doubts, you know I will believe
Even through thick and thin, no matter where or when
On me you can depend
We are best friends
Anytime you need a friend, you can count on me
Anytime you're having doubts, you know I will believe
Even through thick and thin, no matter where or when
On me you can depend
We are best friends

*Angela Via* - Best Friends











Title: Just Friends?

Author: DreamingOfMax84 a.k.a. *~Ria~*

Rating: NC-17.... so watch out kiddies!!

Category: M/L all the way baby!! M/M and A/I will be mentioned too.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.... wait I own my diamond engagement ring, my school books, my cell phone, and of course my lovely fiancé. *big* Just kidding. I own nothing that has to do with Roswell or any of its affiliates.

Summary: Max Evans and Liz Parker have been friends forever, what happens when an unexpected kiss changes everything? Plus this is AU. Meaning no aliens, Tess, baby any of it.

** - indicates dreams


From Chapter One

“Max you’re such a great friend, the best. Bye.” With that said they hang up.

“Yeah friend,” Max whispers to himself. “Just friends.




Chapter Two

10 minutes later Liz arrives on Max’s doorstep. She knocks lightly on the large wooden door. Suddenly it flings open revealing a freshly showered Max, “Hey Liz.” He says this with a goofy grin.

“Hey Max. You just get out of the shower?” Noting the disarray of his clothes and his messy wet hair.

“Uh.... yeah, I did. I went jogging early and I really needed one. Come in.” He answers.
‘You have no idea how badly I needed a cold shower.’

“So, about the movies, what are we gonna watch?” Liz asked while walking inside.

“Oh I was thinking something scary, like, The Others and then 13 Ghosts?”

“Why so you can have me clinging to you all night?” Liz said giggling.

‘Hell yeah,’ his mind yelled. “Yeah uh-huh. No, actually that was just to start I was thinking Shallow Hal and Corky Romano after. What do you think?”

“Sure I guess, if we must,” Liz said with mock drama. “Got popcorn honey?”

“Above the micro, sweetie.”

Max loved it when she called him honey and he called her sweetie, it made them sound like a couple, just like their friends. For years now he’s been in love with his best friend, the one and only, Liz Parker. Only problem is she is completely clueless as to his true feelings for her. She has absolutely no idea that he loves her, obviously he hides it very well. They have been friends forever, and just naturally became very affectionate with each other over the years.

As the popcorn popped Liz grabbed two sodas, glasses and ice for drinks. A few minutes later Liz entered the living room with the popcorn and drinks.

“Liz! Why did you carry everything in here by yourself sweetie? I would’ve helped you,” Max exclaimed.

He took the glasses and sodas from her. “I know, I know. I just didn’t want you to have to get up.” They sat down and he poured the drinks and Liz took off her shoes and relaxed. Max stretched out on the couch and Liz lay next to him, between him and the back of the couch. She had one leg swung over his and her arm over his chest within length of the popcorn bowl. She rested her head on his chest as he pressed the play button.

“So, Max which movie is first?”

“I put 13 Ghosts in first. That okay?” As he spoke it rumbled though his chest into her ear.

“Yeah fine with me.” She snuggled closer to him.

Throughout the movie Liz would cling tighter to Max on the scary parts and just lay there on the not so scary ones. Max was totally loving this and taking full advantage of it. They watched Shallow Hal next, and halfway through it they both fell asleep. Snuggling into each other one last time they drifted off into a serene and peaceful slumber.


**Max and Liz lying on his bed kissing, passionately. Liz had her shirt off, but her bra still on, Max too had his shirt off. As they kissed their hands went everywhere, caressing each other’s skin. Liz’s skin was so soft and warm, it felt wonderful, Max’s was hard and firm, she loved the feel of his hard body under hers.

They continued kissing, until Liz pulled away needing oxygen. “Max.... Max should we be doing this, when your parents could walk in at any moment?”

“I know, but that’s what makes it so exciting, huh?”

“I guess you could see it that way, but I’m gonna lock the door just in case okay honey?” Liz said and got up locking the door. “See now we have nothing to worry about.”

“Okay sweetie, come here,” Max said while grabbing her arm and pulling her back on top of him, their lips locking one again.

The two of them continued to make out on Max’s bed. Max feeling very bold, moved his hand from where it was resting on Liz’s back to her breast. He began to massage it getting an immediate response from Liz; she was moaning and pressing her chest into his palm.

Max loved Liz’s breasts, not small, but not big, a handful, just right. He’s always thought that they were perfect. They kept kissing when....**


Max was suddenly jolted from his wonderful dream, him and Liz in bed kissing, touching.

Then Max realized something. He had his hand up Liz’s shirt! He was groping her in his sleep. He yanked his hand from her shirt and bolted upright, waking Liz.

“Hmm.... Max? What’s the matter?”

“Nothing.... uh.... go back to sleep.... I’ll be back in a few.”

Liz yawned and laid her head back down. “Okay then.”

Max was thinking of only one thing at this point.... cold shower. He ran quickly down the hall and to the bathroom. He ran a shaky hand through his hair questioning himself, “Why? Why? Why did it have to be when she was here.... next to me? I can’t believe I just molested my best friend. Did she notice? Did she care? Did she like it? No!! Of course not, she wouldn’t like it, she said it herself, we’re just friends. I’m really beginning to hate that damn word! Oh god. What am I gonna do? I love her but there is no way I can tell her that, she’d hate me.”

Max felt that his pants were very uncomfortable. Looking down he said, “Cold shower that’s right!!” He stripped and got in to the ice cold water of his morning shower, it was kind of a ritual now.

Although, unbeknownst to Max someone was at the bathroom door. They had listened to his entire confession. The thing is what would they do from here?


TBC??





Title: Just Friends?

Author: DreamingOfMax84 a.k.a. *~Ria~*

Rating: NC-17.... so watch out kiddies!!

Category: M/L all the way baby!! M/M and A/I will be mentioned too.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.... wait I own my diamond engagement ring, my school books, my cell phone, and of course my lovely fiancé. *big* Just kidding. I own nothing that has to do with Roswell or any of its affiliates.

Summary: Max Evans and Liz Parker have been friends forever, what happens when an unexpected kiss changes everything? Plus this is AU. Meaning no aliens, Tess, baby any of it.




From Chapter Two

Although, unbeknownst to Max someone was at the bathroom door. They had listened to his entire confession. The thing is what would they do from here?


Chapter Three


The girl standing at the door had no idea what to do. Max was in love with her. She had to get out of there now.

Liz began to talk softly to herself, “Note. Note. Pen, paper, gotta leave a note.”

Liz walked into the kitchen and found a pad of paper and a pen. Quickly jotting down a note for Max, she went into the living room and put it on the pillow they slept on the previous night. With that done, she left.

Max got out of the shower, and went to his room to change. He put on clean clothes and returned to the living room expecting to see the sleeping form of Liz, but only say a white slip of paper. He went over to the couch picked it up and began to read it. It read:

Hey Best Bud!

It’s really early and I should be heading home before Iz gets home from her date. Thanks for being such a great friend and hanging out with me last night. At least I wasn’t the only loser home on a Saturday night, without a date. LOL. You know I’m just kidding. Anyway I gotta go see you at school Monday.

Yours Truly,
Liz

Yours Truly, Yours Truly, Yours Truly, it was just stuck in his brain like a mantra. If only it were true, his life would be perfect. Yeah right, he’d have better luck nailing Jell-O to a tree, than having Liz Parker as his girlfriend. He had to get out of there, he had to think. He wrote a note telling Iz that he was going for a drive and might be home late, not to worry. He put the note on her bedroom door, then he left.

~~~~

A couple blocks away Liz was having a nervous breakdown. What was she going to do? So that’s why Maria was now here.

“Maria can you believe it Max is in love with me, how insane is that, we’re just friends. Now everything’s gonna be weird.”

Liz was now sobbing and went and sat on the bed with Maria, crying on her shoulder. Maria just strokes Liz's hair trying to calm her.

“One second we’re just friends and the next I find out he’s secretly in love with me. Oh Maria what am I gonna do?”

“Oh chica how could you not know about this?”

“What do you mean? There weren’t any signs. I would’ve been able to guess if there were signs. Right? Were there signs? It’s not like there was a flashing neon sign above his head that announced it. Oh what am I gonna do? I can’t talk to him now it would be too weird. Right? Maria come on you’re supposed to be helping me damn it. Oh this is gonna ruin our friendship for sure,” Liz was rambling a mile a minute and Maria was trying to keep up with every word out of her mouth.

“Calm down hun you’re starting to sound like me. As for signs.... Lizzie there has been a whole geyser of signs. And I hate to tell you this but they’ve been there for years, like 5 to be exact. When it comes to love you can be rather dense. He’s....”

Liz cut her off, “Wait a minute, you’re telling me my best friend, Max Evans of like 18 years has been in love with me for 5 of those? That would be 13 right, he’s been in love with me since the eighth grade, and you never said anything!! I thought you were my friend, why didn’t you say anything? Why didn’t he?”

“Okay, as I was trying to say, he’s been getting up the courage to tell you for a while now, he told us that he was gonna....”

“Us? Us, who’s us? Who all knows? Does everybody know, but me?”

“Liz please let me finish before you rip my head off again. Okay, he told us: Alex, Isabel Michael and I, that he was gonna ask you to prom, then he was gonna tell you afterward, if you accepted of course.

“I can’t handle this. We’re just friends, nothing more. I don’t want to ruin that.”

“Liz you keep saying you guys are ‘just friends’, who are you trying to convince him or yourself?”

“Maria, what are you talking about?”

“Lizzie, I’m just saying that, you have mentioned the ‘just friends’ phrase like three times since I’ve been here.”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about; we’re just frien....” Liz abruptly stopped her sentence.

Maria raised her eyebrows and asked, “See what I mean?”

“No. This has to be a mistake. This can’t be true!” Liz’s eyes began to tear up again.

“Why?” Maria simply asked.

“Huh? Why, what?”

“Why is it a mistake that Max fell for you and you quite possibly did for him?”

Liz started to interject.

Maria held her hand up, “Let me finish please. Why is it so bad to fall in love with your friend? They always say that the best relationships are the ones built from friendship. Look at Monica and Chandler they were friends for like 6 years before the fell for one another. Why would it be so bad for you and Max to be together?”

“Max and I aren’t Monica and Chandler; we’re Max and Liz. Two people that have been friends since diapers, and now everything is going to change. Say I do end up with Max, what happens when I go off to Harvard, huh? I’d never see him again. He doesn’t even know I was accepted yet, how would he feel if our new relationship was just was just wasted for 6 weeks and some of summer break? I couldn’t handle it myself, it’s gonna be hard enough to leave all my friends behind when I leave, let alone Max who would be my best friend and boyfriend. This is too much stress, I don’t need this, I can’t take this. I’m going to a drive. Okay?”

“Okay, chica. Just make sure to turn the cell on just in case you need to talk or I call, okay."

“Okay Ria.”

Maria went out Liz’s window and Liz went out the door. When she got in the car she just drove, to no particular place, she just drove.

~~~~

Max returned home after spending half of his day driving and the other talking to Michael about his Liz situation.

“I think she might have heard me in the bathroom talking out loud. Michael, I don’t think I can go through with the prom plan’.”

“Maxwell buddy you’re gonna have to if you want her to know you love her.”

“I know, I just don’t think I can, you know?”

“Whatever dude. I still think you two are crazy. You spend time together like a couple, go out to dinner, movies whatever, you guys hold hands and snuggle.” Michael pauses to shudder. “The only things you two don’t do is kiss or have sex.... or do you? Is it like a ‘friends with benefits’ sort of thing, you know, no relationship but you guys fuck?”

“Michael!!”

Michael just laughs.

“This is not funny. And no we’ve never had made love.”

‘Well yet anyway.’

“Made love.” Michael mocks Max. “What the hell Maxwell it’s all the same, saying that makes you sound like a pussy.”

“Maybe to you. But with Liz it would be sex it would be....”

“Enough Max I don’t want any fucking mental pictures, thank you.”

“Sorry. You’re no help anyway. I’m gonna go home now.” And he did.

When Max got home he called Liz to talk to her about prom, but she wasn’t home. So he left her a message, in hopes that she’d call him before school tomorrow.

~~~~

Liz returned at about 4:00 in the afternoon, did homework the rest of the night then went to sleep, not noticing the blinking number on her answering machine.


TBC??



[ edited 1 time(s), last at 2-Nov-2002 4:53:36 PM ]
posted on 2-Nov-2002 4:54:28 PM by DreamingOfMax84
Title: Just Friends?

Author: DreamingOfMax84 a.k.a. *~Ria~*

Rating: NC-17.... so watch out kiddies!!

Category: M/L all the way baby!! M/M and A/I will be mentioned too.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.... wait I own my diamond engagement ring, my school books, my cell phone, and of course my lovely fiancé. *big* Just kidding. I own nothing that has to do with Roswell or any of its affiliates.

Summary: Max Evans and Liz Parker have been friends forever, what happens when an unexpected kiss changes everything? Plus this is AU. Meaning no aliens, Tess, baby any of it.


**- Indicates flashback






Chapter 4


Monday came and Max and Liz didn’t talk because, she managed to avoid him all day until their last period of the day. It was Accelerated Physics and Max was determined to talk to Liz, whether she liked it or not. He arrived in the class, spotting Liz in her seat studying as usual, he walked up and sat next to her.

“Liz, are you avoiding me?” He knew the answer was yes, but he wanted to see what she had to say.

“No. Why would I be avoiding you Max?” She replied not even looking up from her book.

“Maybe because every time I saw you today, you turned and walked the other way.”

“Why would I do that Max? You’re my best friend, I wouldn’t want to avoid you.” Still not looking up.

“Okay. Whatever,” Max muttered under his breath.

“What was that Max?”

“Nothing, just dreading Physics, that’s all.”

“Okay.”

He opened his book and pretended to listen to the teacher. He wrote Liz a little note sliding it across the table to her.

‘Liz the Physics final is coming up, and I desperately need your help with it. So will you please? I’ll do anything, just please help me, I can’t afford to fail this final. So will you?’

She read it and wrote back.

‘Sure Max. You’re my friend and I would want you to not pass the final. So yeah I’ll help you. When??’

He wrote back again.

‘How about tonight?’

She read it and just nodded her head.

After school they went to Max’s house to study. They set everything up on Max’s floor. Liz right away opened the book and started to quiz Max.

Okay first question is: In the game of pool, the white cue ball hits the #5 ball and stops, while the #5 ball moves away with the same velocity as the cue ball had originally. (Assume the balls have the same mass.) The type of collision is:

A. elastic.
B. partially inelastic.
C. completely inelastic.
D. any of the above depending on the mass of the balls (masses are equal).
E. any of the above depending on the original velocity of the cue ball.”

He looks at her with a blank face, then answers, “Uh.... um.... C?”

“Nope sorry Max the correct answer is: A: Elastic.”

“Want to try another?”

“I guess. Sure.”

“Next one is:
When a cannon fires a cannonball, the cannon will recoil backwards because the:

A. energy of the cannonball and cannon is conserved.
B. momentum of the cannonball and cannon is conserved.
C. energy of the cannon is greater than the energy of the cannonball.
D. momentum of the cannon is greater than the momentum of the cannonball.
E. both A and B above are true.”

This time he looks at her confidently saying, “B.”

“Very good Max. You aren’t hopeless after all.”

“Hey! I resent that.”

“Sorry, couldn’t resist. How about you study and I’ll make up some more questions, like a mini quiz, okay?”

“Alright.”

After and hour they were both still sitting on the floor Liz was writing questions and Max was reading, well she thought he was reading anyway.

Liz didn’t realize that Max was watching at her intently while she reads when.... he leans over and kisses her right on the lips. Shocked she gasped, Max taking full advantage brushes his tongue against her bottom lip, before either of them realize what is going on the are heavily making-out on Max’s floor. Liz finally begins to think again and finds the situation rather wrong.

She pushes Max away, "I'm sorry I didn't mean to, Liz."
‘Oh but I did.,’ he thinks to himself.

"Max I think it’s best you study alone, I need to go home." Liz says with her head down.

She gets up and starts gathering her things. "I'll see you at school Max."

"Liz please don't go. I'm sorry. I need help with this final, and you are so good in science. Please help me?"

"Like I said Max I think I need to go home, I'll see you at school." She states more firmly. She walks out of his room shutting the door behind her.

“Oh I’ve got to get home.” Liz got in her car and quickly drove off.

When she got home she did the only thing she could think of, she got her journal and began to write:

‘Today is May 6th, 2002. I found out 3 days ago that my best friend of about 18 years is in love with me. I was completely floored by the news. Apparently he’s loved me more than a friend for 5 years, and I never knew about it. He never said anything, my friends who’ve know for quite sometime never said anything, I was left completely and utterly in the dark about it. I don’t know but, I feel somewhat hurt and betrayed, they all knew and never said anything. I ended up finding out on my own.

I had spent the night over at Max’s Friday night watching movies and doing the best friend thing. But on Saturday morning I felt something, Max. He was touching me and kissing my neck, I thought it was just a bizarre dream and shrugged it off thinking it was nothing but a dream. That was until he shot up on the couch and left very quickly to the bathroom. Before he left I asked him what was the matter and he just said he was fine and to go back to sleep, but I didn’t. After I heard the bathroom door shut, I got up to see what was the matter, I had a feeling he’d say something, because he likes to talk out loud sometimes. Other’s find it weird although, I find it kind of endearing. Anyway I was listening at the bathroom door when he began to speak.




**“I can’t believe I just molested my best friend. Did she notice? Did she care? Did she like it? No!! Of course not, she wouldn’t like it, she said it herself, we’re just friends. I’m really beginning to hate that damn word! Oh god. What am I going do? I love her but there is no way I can tell her that, she’d hate me.”**



But that’s just the thing, how do I tell him I feel the same way, without him hating me? I avoided him after I heard what he said in the bathroom, he kissed me and I stormed out, I have no idea what I’m going to do now. What am I going to do if I tell him, it won’t be fair to him, I’m leaving. I can’t just expect him to drop everything and follow me to Cambridge or wait for me to return back to Roswell. I don’t know what I’m going to do.

Prom is next week, I still don’t have a date. I’ve turned every guy that’s asked me down because Junior year Max and I made a pact to go together, but he hasn’t mentioned it, so maybe he doesn’t want to go anymore, like at all. I still want to go, but I don’t know if he’ll go with me after the way I acted. I’ll just have to wait and see if he asks me or not.

Please let Max ask me to Prom. I’m finally going to tell him how I feel. Yes, I Liz Parker am going to tell Max Evans the truth. I love him and I want to be with him.... for as long as I can.



TBC….


posted on 2-Nov-2002 4:57:00 PM by DreamingOfMax84
Title: Just Friends?

Author: DreamingOfMax84 a.k.a. *~Ria~*

Rating: NC-17.... so watch out kiddies!!

Category: M/L all the way baby!! M/M and A/I will be mentioned too.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.... wait I own my diamond engagement ring, my school books, my cell phone, and of course my lovely fiancé. *big* Just kidding. I own nothing that has to do with Roswell or any of its affiliates.

Summary: Max Evans and Liz Parker have been friends forever, what happens when an unexpected kiss changes everything? Plus this is AU. Meaning no aliens, Tess, baby any of it.


** ~ Indicates Flashbacks

The songs belong to Sense Field, Shakira, Lifehouse and Sarah McLachlan.








Chapter 5


The next Liz and Maria were in the quad talking about what happened between her and Max.

“Oh Ria, we were just sitting there studying and he leaned over and kissed me. I don’t know why, but I kissed him back.”

“I know why you did it, it’s because you have feelings for him, your head was unaware but your heart is what made you kiss him back. You love him Lizzie, I know you do.”

“Something about that kiss, something about it just made me realize what’s been in front of me, has been what I want. Max. Max is the one I want. I‘ve never felt this way before.... not even with Kyle. Max Evans is definitely the one I want.” She smiled, finally admitting she wanted more than ‘just friends’.

Maria jumped up doing a happy dance.

“Maria sit down your a going to embarrass yourself.”

She quickly sat back down and said, “It’s about damn time, Chica. You have stalled the inevitable for ages and I’m happy you got your damn head out of the sand.”

“I know, but please don’t say anything to anyone, especially Michael, because he’ll tell Max, and I want to be the one to tell him. Please?” As she said this she gave Maria a very stern look.

“I promise, cross my heart.”

“You better not Ria.”

“I said I would, okay.”


****

Meanwhile in the boys’ bathroom....


“So, last night I had Liz come over to help me with the Physics final, we were studying then I just leaned over and kissed her.”

“And....” Michael asked with wide eyes.

“And, nothing. Well, we were kissing for a while, then she pushed me away and said she had to leave, and that it would be better if I studied alone. I think she hates me now.”

“Ouch. Dude, what the hell is her problem?”

“I don’t know but I’m going to find out. Do you know where she might be?”

“Yeah. Maria said she was going to talk with Liz in the quad.”

“Well then lets go.”

“Whatever dude.”

Max and Michael left the bathroom in search of the girls.


****
Back at the table....


Liz notices Max coming toward the table and tells Maria to shoo.

“Maria he’s on his way over here, leave.”

“Mean.”

“Please? I’ll tell you everything later. Okay?”

“You better. Bye Chica.”

Maria runs up to Michael and drags him away whispering ‘Eraser Room’ in his ear. Max walks up to the table and sits with Liz.

“Mind if I sit with you?”

“Sure. Go ahead,” Liz looks deeply into his eyes.

“Look, Liz I’m sorry about last night.”

“It’s okay Max, I understand, it was nothing.”

“Yeah nothing.” He muttered under his breath. “Anyway, there's uh.... there's something I've been wanting to tell you.”

She looks at him expectantly, “Yeah?”

People around them were all a flutter with the upcoming prom. A guy at the next table asked a girl and she said yes and they hugged each other.

They both look back at each other and Liz inquires, “Prom?”

“Well yeah. We talked about last year and we agreed that we’d go together. Do you still want to go with me, or do you have a date?”

“Yeah.”

“Yeah? Yeah you have a date or you’ll go with me?”

“Yeah, I have a date.”

Max frowned and started to get up, “Oh that’s okay I could always go stag.”

Liz pulled his arm smiling, “Max.... I meant you, you goofball.”

“Oh.”

“That’s it? All you have to say is ‘oh’?”

“No. Thank you and I’ll pick you up at 8:00 for dinner.”

She sat up straight and said, “Okay then, 8:00.”

“8:00. Well I gotta go find Michael.”

He walks off and Liz shouts, “Try the Eraser Room!”

Max turns and winks at her and waves. Liz just pulls out a book and begins reading.

Max makes his way to the Eraser Room and knocks, “Michael, Maria, I know you’re in there. Maria you need to go talk to Liz and I need to talk to Michael, so separate yourselves please.”

The door opens revealing the disheveled couple. Maria speaks up, “Lizzie needs to talk to me?”

Max nods his head, “Uh-huh.”

“Okay bye Michael, I’ll come over tonight. Okay?”

Michael grunts, “Okay.”

Maria scampers off to go talk to Liz.

Max and Michael are walking down the hall when Max says something, “I finally asked Liz to prom.”

“What did she say?”

“She accepted, we planned last year to go together, but I didn’t know if she wanted to go still or if she already had a date.”

“Yeah Maria and me are gonna go too.” Michael said sounding down.

“Why do you not sound happy? It’s prom!”

“ ‘Cause I was forced into it, not my choice. I’d rather we stay at my apartment and have sex.”

“Over share, Michael!”

“Sorry dude. But it’s true, I told her if I have to go, we’re getting a hotel room.”

Max not really being interested replied, “Good for you guys.”

“At least I’m gettin’ some Maxwell,” Michael laughed.

Max chuckled to himself and thought, ‘Who knows, if prom goes the way I hope, I will too.’


****
Back to the table with the girls....


“So he did remember.”

“Yeah he did and I told him I’d go with him. He said we’re going to dinner first.”

“Is that good?”

“Yeah, I told you I wanted to go with him and I’m finally going to tell him how I really feel about him.”

“I’m happy for you Lizzie, I really am. I just want you to be happy. And I know that Max will make you happy. You guys have been best friends longer than we have so you know everything about each other already, no secrets, just you guys, with total honesty.”

“Not exactly.”

Maria’s eyes got very wide, “Huh. Chica what the hell are you talking about?”

“I don’t think Max knows whether I’m a virgin or not. We’ve talked about sex before but not too much information was shared, for the simple fact that it’s personal stuff.”

“So he doesn’t know you still are?”

Liz shook her head no.

“So when are you going to tell him Liz? Wait a minute.... are you planning on having sex with Max!?”

“Maria! A little louder please, I don’t think the people in France heard you.”

Maria ducks her head down, “Sorry.”

“And yes. I am thinking of making prom the official night for everything. Like I said before I never realized how much I loved him and wanted him until that kiss last night, that’s whole reason I stormed out. I was being ambushed by all these emotions and I had to get out of there.”

“Oh.”

“Yeah. I want Max to be my first; he’s been my first for almost everything else. When are we going shopping Ria?”

“Umm, how about this afternoon? We both get out early today; I love being a senior. Wow it sounds so surreal.... senior. Cool.”

“Okay hun you’re losing me. Anyway you have to help me find the right dress, one that will know his socks off!”

“Lizzie my little closet nympho.” Maria said while shaking her head. “You might as well go naked if you want that good of a reaction.”

“Maria, do I look like a slut? No. I just want a sexy dress that will make Max wonder what I have on underneath. Ooh, I could pull a Joey and go COMMANDO. That’ll get a rise out of him right?”

“Yeah little Max.” Then they broke into a fit of giggles.


****
Later that afternoon/evening....


Liz and Maria had been shopping for 4 hours and Maria still hadn’t found anything yet.

Liz ended up getting a classic black silk dress. It was a spaghetti strap, floor length dress with high slit up the left side, it had a slightly plunging neckline and an even deeper one down the back, the entire dress had little accents of silver glitter on it. To top off her outfit, Liz got a pair of black, strappy high heel shoes and a pair of black, elbow-length silk gloves.

Maria finally found one. It was a short, very short light blue dress, with little slits on the sides, it was also a spaghetti strap dress, Maria also got strappy shoes like Liz‘s, only hers were light blue. She said she liked the dress best because if she got the right bra, she’d had major cleavage, and she knew Michael would really enjoy that. Liz couldn’t help but laugh at Maria.

After they got the dresses they went to the most important shop in the entire mall, Victoria’s Secret. Liz didn’t get anything but went in anyway. She was planning on pulling a Joey so she wouldn’t need to buy anything. Maria on the other hand bought a white strapless bra and matching panties.

After they were finally finished at the mall the left to go home. Maria was talking as per usual and Liz was ignoring her, she was too busy thinking of how she wanted her prom to go. Soon they arrived at Liz’s house and they said their goodbyes. Liz took everything upstairs and put it safely away in her closet making sure to hide one particular bag far in the back. Maria didn’t see Liz sneak off earlier; she went into a drug store and bought condoms, something very important for her prom night. She made sure to hide them well so no one would see them.

The next 11 days just flew by. Before anyone knew it, it was Saturday May 18th, 2002 , prom night. Everyone was in such a rush to make themselves look perfect for the best night of their lives. Alex, Michael and Max were getting ready at the Evans house, while Maria, Isabel and Liz were all primping at the Parker residence.

Maria acknowledges Isabel’s dress, “Wow Isabel! When Alex sees you, he’s going to faint.”

Isabel had on a long red dress, with slits up the sides, red heels and had her hair in a French twist.

“You think? When I got this I wasn’t sure if it was right for me.”

Liz spoke up, “Yeah. You look great.”

Isabel smiled and replied, “You guys look great too.”

The three of them hugged and finished preparing for the big night. Isabel and Maria went back to looking in the bathroom mirror, and Liz went to retrieve the bag of condoms to put some of them in her little purse.

“Tonight is going to be a night I’ll remember forever,” she quietly said to herself.


****
At the Evans’ house....


“So are you guys gonna have sex tonight, I know I am.” Michael boasted.

“Michael, I just want to have a great night with Liz. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I’m not really counting on it though, I know she’s just going with me because
of the pact.”

Alex slapped him on the back, “Max buddy, I feel your pain it was just like that with Iz, then she finally told me she wanted to be with me and now we’re together and going to prom. Who knows, she may come around.”

“Yeah maybe.” He said but he thought something else, ‘Not fucking likely.’

All three guys looked in the mirror and Michael said, “Time to go get the babes.”

The limo arrived and they went to pick up the girls.


****
At the Parker’s house....


They all went to the door and Max knocked. Nancy opened the door, “Well don’t you boys look nice.”

At the same time the replied, “Hello Mrs. Parker.”

“Oh please call me Nancy, I feel old when people call me Mrs. Parker.

Max looked at her and asked, “Are the girls ready yet?”

“I don’t know, Max. How about you boys have a seat and I’ll go check?”

“Okay.”

They didn’t sit; they were too nervous and anxious to sit. About 5 minutes later Nancy and the girls came downstairs.

Michael was drooling at the amount of cleavage that was shown in Maria’s dress, ‘her cup runneth over.’

Alex was smiling happily when he got a view of Isabel.

And Max, of course, was completely awe-struck. ‘I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.’ He couldn’t get past how beautiful she looked. Yeah, she looked beautiful all the time but something about her now was, just, gorgeous.

Liz walked up to him and kissed him on the cheek. “You look very handsome tonight Max.”

“Well, and you, you look absolutely magnificent.”

“She blushed, “Thank you Max.”

Alex looked around at his friends, “Guys are we ready to go to prom?”

Everyone together shouted, “Yeah.”

Nancy returns with a camera and says, “Nuh-uh. Not yet, pictures, then you all can go. Okay?”

A round of “okays” and an “oh mom” were heard.

Just a few, for the photo album.

They got into pictures of just the girls, just they guys, couples, and finally a few group ones, then they were allowed to leave.

Nancy waved them off, “Have fun kids, be safe, and wear condoms!”

“Mom!”

Nancy just smiled and went back inside.

Six friends piled into the limo and drove off to the prom.

Liz whispered to Max, “A limo? Why? How?”

He whispered back, “Yes. Because it prom and it’s a special night. The three of us chipped in for it. Don’t you like it?”

“Of course, but it just seems a little extravagant.”

“It’s prom, Liz. I think it’s okay to do this.”

“I know. I just....”

“Nothing. We’re all going to go and have a wonderful time. Okay?”

“Yeah.”

The driver took them all to a restaurant.

“Are we all eating together?” Liz asked Max.

“Yeah. Surprise. I thought it would be more fun if we had all of our closest friends with us here too.”

“Great idea, Max!” Although she was really thinking, ‘Damn it! I was planning on telling you at dinner.’

Everyone went in. They had a great meal and were finally ready to get to the actual prom. Loading up back in the limo, they drove off to the hotel.

When they arrived they were all too eager to get inside.

Michael and Maria went to the punch bowl. Alex, Isabel, Liz and Max went straight for the dance floor.

“Dance with me Liz.” It was more of a command than a question.

“Yeah I like this song.”


Turn out the light
Just say goodnight, to yourself
May I remind you
When you find you, you're all alone is when you've got to be strong
That's when they call you, in the night
He's got your picture in his mind
He's got your number, on a paper at his disposal anytime

Is it really true
Could you save yourself for someone who, who’d love you for you
So many times we just give it away, to someone who

Someone who you
Met in bar
The back of a car
And for a moment, you felt important but not in your heart
‘Cause my self esteem, it's been low, go ahead and count it's been lower than low
I know the feeling, of it stealing life out from underneath



As Max and Liz danced they held each other close, Max idly rubbed the bare skin of her back, while Liz played with the hair at the nape of his neck. She had her head resting on his chest, listening to his heartbeat, loving the feel of being held by him.


I want to learn, how you save yourself for someone who, loves you for you
So many times we just give it away to someone who, couldn't even remember your name
Could you save yourself for someone who, loves you for you, loves me for me
Give it away to someone who, someone who will cherish your name

‘Cause I want to learn, can you save yourself for
Someone who loves you for you, loves me for me
Give it away to someone who, someone who will



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posted on 2-Nov-2002 4:58:03 PM by DreamingOfMax84
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Cherish your name

Cherish your name

*Sense Field ~ Save Yourself*


When the song ended another slow one came on and they never stopped dancing.

You're a song
Written by the hands of god
Don't get me wrong cause
This might sound to you a bit odd
But you own the place
Where all my thoughts go hiding
And right under your clothes
Is where I find them
Underneath Your Clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

Because of you
I forgot the smart ways to lie
Because of you
I'm running out of reasons to cry
When the friends are gone
When the party's over
We will still belong to each other

Underneath Your Clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey



While Liz was listening to the song it made her realize even more that she wanted to be with Max.


I love you more than all that's on the planet
Movin' talkin' walkin' breathing
You know it's true
Oh baby it's so funny
You almost don't believe it
As every voice is hanging from the silence
Lamps are hanging from the celing
Like a lady to her good manners
I'm tied up to this feeling

Underneath Your Clothes
There's an endless story
There's the man I chose
There's my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey


*Shakira ~ Underneath Your Clothes*


When this song ended they walked over to sit at one of the tables.

“Stay here Liz. I’ll be back in a minute; I have to talk to Michael really quick. Okay?”

“Sure. Okay.”

Max went off, found Michael talked to him about something and returned about 5 minutes later.

“I’m back. Sorry.”

“Oh that’s okay. What’s wrong?” Liz asked with a worried look.

“Oh! Nothing.... nothing’s wrong I just had to ask Michael a question about the limo, that’s all.”


“Okay.”

The two of them just sat there for a few minutes not talking just listening to the music.


I've found a long way back to sanity again
Though I don't really know what I'm gonna do
When I get there...
Take a breath and hold on tight
And spin around one more time
And gracefully fall back to the arms of grace

'Cause I'm hanging on every word you say
And even if you don't wanna speak tonight
That's alright, alright with me
'Cause I want nothing more
Than to sit outside Heaven's door
And listen to you breathing
It's where I wanna be, yeah
Where I wanna be...

I'm looking past the shadows in my mind
Into the truth and I'm
Trying to identify the voices in my head
God, I wish it were you
Let me feel one more time what it
Feels like to feel and
And break these calluses off of me one more time

'Cause I'm hanging on every word you say
And even if you don't wanna speak tonight
That's alright, alright with me
'Cause I want nothing more
Than to sit outside your door
And listen to you breathing
It's where I wanna be, yeah-ah...

I don't want a thing from you
I bet you're tired of me
Waiting for the scratch to fall off
Of your table to the ground...
'Cause I just wanna be here now...

'Cause I'm hanging on every word you say
And even if you don't wanna speak tonight
That's alright, alright with me
'Cause I want nothing more
Than to sit outside Heaven's door
And listen to you breathing
It's where I wanna be, yeah...

'Cause I'm hanging on every word you say
And even if you don't wanna speak tonight
That's alright, alright with me
'Cause I want nothing more
Than to sit outside Heaven's door
And listen to you breathing
It's where I wanna be, yeah
Where I wanna be...
Where I wanna be...


*Lifehouse ~ Breathing*


Max not being able to stand the silence any longer spoke up, “Liz would you mind if we went to talk?” He holds up a hotel room keycard, “I swiped this from Michael earlier, I need to talk to you without anyone intervening. Please, will you come talk with me? I promise not to try anything like.... uh.... that.... that night.” He was still sketchy as to if she would want to really be anywhere near him after what had happen that night.


**After and hour they were both still sitting on the floor Liz was writing questions and Max was reading, well she thought he was reading anyway.

Liz didn’t realize that Max was watching at her intently while she reads when.... he leans over and kisses her right on the lips. Shocked she gasped, Max taking full advantage brushes his tongue against her bottom lip, before either of them realize what is going on the are heavily making-out on Max’s floor. Liz finally begins to think again and finds the situation rather wrong.

She pushes Max away, "I'm sorry I didn't mean to, Liz."
‘Oh but I did,’ he thinks to himself.

"Max I think it’s best you study alone, I need to go home." Liz says with her head down.

She gets up and starts gathering her things. "I'll see you at school Max."
**


“Sure Max. I trust you.”


****
The hotel elevator....


Max and Liz are in an elevator going to the room so they could talk. They were standing in complete silence and Liz decided to take the opportunity to speak first. So she just blurted out, “Max, are you a virgin?”

‘What? Why is she asking me this.’
Max blushed feverously, “Ye.... yes. Why?”

“Well because you dated Tess for a while and she’s infamous for giving guys what they want. All the guys date her if they want sex; she’d probably sleep with anything. I was just curious.”

“No, I didn’t have sex with Tess, partly for that reason.”

“What was the other part?”

“Because I’ve loved you since I can remember. She was just a poor substitute, for you.” As he said the last two words he looked deep into her eyes. He then asked her a question, “What about you, Liz, are you?”

“Yes.”

“What about Kyle, he told....

“Well Max, contrary to what Kyle may have said to the entire looker room, my virginal status is in tact. I just saw him as another Michael or Alex, a good friend that I’d never do something that important to me with.”

“Then why me? We’re ‘just friends’ remember, that’s what you always said.”

Liz pulls Max roughly to her, “Screw whatever I said, I just said that because I was too scared to admit that I had fallen for with my best friend.”

Max gulped, “Really? I thought after the Physics mishap, you’d never want to be near me.”

“Then why would we at the prom together?”

“I thought it was just because of that pact.”

“No Max. Going to the prom with you was just kind of like the icing on the cake,” with that she kissed him.

As she was kissing him she thought, ‘Yeah and there’ll be much more icing soon.’ She giggled.

Max pulled away, “What so funny? Is it weird to be kissing me?”

“Max, nothing’s funny, and no it’s not weird kissing you, it’s just perfect.”

Max’s heart soared, she loved him too. Although she didn’t say it specifically, and again he was feeling a little one sided. “Do you still want to go talk?”

“Of course.” She smiled and pecked his lips, ‘I want to do way more than talk, though.’

The elevator came to a stop and they got out. Walking down the hallway they stopped in front of room 442, Max took the keycard out of his pocket, swiped it through and opened the door. The walked inside and saw the huge king-sized bed, then they both turned looked at each other and blushed.

Liz looked at the bed again, “So.... talk?” She shrugged.

“Oh yeah.... uh.... talk.”

Then went and sat on the bed together, but didn’t say anything to each other. They were once again feeling sort of shy with each other.

At the same time they spoke, “Max.” “Liz.”

He looked at her, “You go first.”

“I don’t know what else to say, we talked about everything in the elevator.”

“I know.”

“But there is one thing I didn’t say.”

He smiled, ‘I knew it she is going to tell me she loves me.’

“I’m leaving.”

His smile faded and he looked sad, “What? What are you talking about Liz?”

Her head dropped, “I’m leaving for Cambridge July 13th.”

“Wait. Cambridge, as in Harvard, Cambridge?”

He got up and began to pace.

“Yeah I got accepted there and I decided it was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I didn’t want to pass up,” her eyes filled with tears. ‘Yeah, like loving you.’ She thought this but she didn’t wait to say it to him.

“Why didn’t you tell me before?”

“I don’t know. I just knew that I was definitely going to tell you tonight,” now she was fully crying. “I’m sorry Max. I know you’re my best friend and I should have told you first but something was just keeping me from telling you.”

“What?”

“It was thought of leaving you. You’ve been in my life forever and I don’t know what I would do when I left and you weren’t there for me.”

Max’s heart was clenching, it hurt. It hurt because she was going to leave him, and eventually find someone else. It hurt because she was hurt and crying. And it hurt because he was so unbelievably in love her that he couldn’t stand it.

He was silent so she looked up at him, “Max?”

He too looked up, “Hmm?”

“I love you.”

That was all it took before Max swooped in and claimed her mouth with his, in a passionate, fiery, longing, kiss.

He pulled away, “I love you too, I always have and always will.”

Before Max could even register what was happening next, Liz brought his hands to the zipper of her dress. “Please Max. I need this, I need you.”

Carefully he unzipped the dress and slipped it from her body.

He took a moment to look at her. The moonlight from between the thin curtains lit her body just right. She was gloriously naked, and perfect in every way. He knew just looking at her that she was made just for him. They were meant to be together, and she would be his.

Liz squirmed under his scrutinizing gaze. She walked up to him and kissed him. At the same time she removed his coat and started unbuttoning his shirt. Soon he snapped out of his daze and began to help; he undid his pants and stepped out of them, kicking off his shoes and socks with them.

The only thing that stood between them were the black silk boxers Max was wearing.

Max pulled down the blankets and picked Liz up to put her in the bed. Before he joined her he took his boxers off.

After that task was complete, he joined her in the bed, hovering over her. Max looked down into her beautiful brown doe eyes and asked the all-important question, “Are you sure Liz?”

She nodded her head, “Yes, Max. I’ve never wanted anything more. Claim me as yours Max.”

“Liz after this there’s no turning back.”

“I know. This is what I want, I want you.”

Max kissed her again.

He caressed her face first, slowly moving his fingers to gently trace down her neck along her collarbone.

His hands continued to move downward, between the valley of her breasts. He traced his fingers around her nipples, they hardened under his heated touch.

He nuzzled his nose against her skin before closing his mouth over her nipple, suckling on it and eliciting a moan from her.

They’d barely even begun and Liz thought she was going to have her first orgasm. She wasn’t sure she was going to be able to handle the actual event if he was already about to bring her to her first sexual high.

After a moment, Max lightly bit down, and Liz came undone. At her orgasm she squealed Max’s name.

Max waited for her to come down and said, “I haven’t even done anything yet.”

“Well for nothing that was amazing!”

It wasn’t enough for Max he wanted.... no he needed more.

He gently kissed his way down her body and under the blankets. Kissing the valley between her breasts down her flat stomach, then lower to his destination.

Max spread her legs a little more, wanting full access to her heat. He touched her feeling how much Liz wanted him.... how aroused she was. His finger slipped right between her folds. She was so wet!

“Oh.... God,” he whispered. He continued his gentle exploration of her. She gasped as she felt Max’s fingers enter her.

He stopped suddenly and appeared from under the blankets, “Are you okay? Did I hurt you? Oh god Liz, I’m so sorry....” He started to remove his fingers when Liz quickly closed her legs, keeping his hand in place.

“No Max. Please don’t stop. It feels too good,” she whispered to him ever so softly.

She opened her legs again and Max continued his assault on her body. His thumb moved over her clit and rubbed the small bundle of nerves. Liz was bucking violently under his ministrations. She was close, he could tell by the way she was gripping his fingers.

“Oh.... God.... Max please don’t stop! I’m almost there,” she sounded so stained.

“It’s okay baby.... just let go,” he soothed her from underneath the covers. His thumb rubbed faster around her clit and Liz’s body tensed, her inner muscles clamping around on his fingers and she keened with her release.

Max tasted her, she tasted like honey. He thought he’d never get enough of her taste. He lapped up her juices and when he was finished, he reappeared from between her legs.

He was timid when he asked her, “Did you like it?”

“Oh Max. I’ve never felt anything as wonderful as that.”

“Oh, well, we aren’t finished yet.”

Her eyes widened, “Yeah.”

“Do you still....?”

“Max please. Yes. I want you inside me so bad it hurts.”

“I know, I feel the same way.”

“Max my purse.”

“Huh?”

“Condoms. They’re in my purse.”

Max reached at the foot of the bed where her purse still was and picked it up handing it to Liz. “Here sweetie.”

“Thanks honey,” she kissed him.

She opened it taking out a handful and giving them to him.

“Liz? Why so many?”

“Well I didn’t know which kind was right so I got a box of each and put 3 from each box in my purse.”

“Oh.” He looked at them and found the right one, putting the rest on the nightstand.

He quickly but carefully ripped it open and put it on his straining erection. He moved his lower body between her legs and positioned his manhood at her entrance. They locked eyes as he pushed slightly inside. He hissed at how tight she was.

“Oh god Max.”

“Do you want me to stop?”

“Never,” she held him tighter urging him deeper.

As he pushed further he felt her barrier, making him hesitate.

“I don’t want to hurt you Liz.”

“It won’t hurt as much if you go fast.”

“What I can’t do that!”

“Please Max. For me. Just kiss me then do it.”


All the fear has left me now
I'm not frightened anymore.
It's my heart that pounds beneath my flesh.
It's my mouth that pushes out this breath

And if I shed a tear I won't cage it.
I won't fear love
And if I feel a rage I won't deny it.
I won't fear love.



He did as she asked he bent down and kissed her, at the same time he thrusts into her. Liz couldn’t help but cry out at the sharp pain as he broke her barrier. Hearing this he immediately stopped. A tear rolled down Liz’s cheek.

After a moment of getting used to him being inside of her she began to move under him, signaling for him to continue.

Max looked into his beauty’s eyes and kissed her tear away. Then he began to move within her.


Companion to our demons
They will dance and we will play.


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posted on 2-Nov-2002 4:59:24 PM by DreamingOfMax84
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With chairs candles and clothes
Making darkness in the day.
It will be easy to look in or out
Upstream or down
Without a thought

And if I shed a tear I won't cage it.
I won't fear love
And if I feel a rage I won't deny it.
I won't fear love.


“I love you Max with all my heart.”

“I love you to Liz.”


Peace in the struggle to find peace.
Comfort on the way to comfort



They soon got lost in the rhythm that overtook them. They were reveling in being joined as one.

A few moments later their pace quickened and became frantic, their breathing erratic. They were almost to the point of heaven. The need for completion, coming forth, taking command. Liz screamed Max’s name as she came again, her wall contracting around his hardness. When she did that he fell too he moaned her name as he found release.


And if I shed a tear I won't cage it.
I won't fear love
And if I feel a rage I won't deny it
I won't fear love
I won't fear love
I won't fear love


*Sarah McLachlan ~ Fumbling Towards Ecstasy*


He rolled off of Liz pulling her on top of him, still connected. Their breathing was hard and ragged, but they were both fully satisfied. They lay there holding each other, and Max knew this is how he wanted to be forever. With her. Pulling the covers up around them more, they snuggled closer to each other.

It was blissful. They were completely happy now. Their breathing evened out and they fell asleep in each other’s arms.

The next morning Max woke up from his delightful slumber to crying. Liz. She was crying. Max turned over on his side, where Liz had her back to him and he could see her entire body shake with sobs.

“Liz?”

She didn’t say anything she just cried.

“Liz?” He sat up and pulled her onto her back and looked into her wet eyes. “What’s that matter? Are you sore? Did I really hurt you that bad? Should I run you a warm bath?”

She quietly halted his babbling, “Max, just please hush.”

“What’s the matter? Why are you crying?”

“Because it just finally sunk in that I have to leave you in like 2 months. That isn’t enough time. I want to be with you; I can’t live without you in my life. What am I going to do without you?”

“Nothing,” he simply stated.

“What are you talking about Max, you aren’t making any sense. Did your head hit the headboard last night or something?”

Max chuckled, “No. I’m going with you.”

“What!? You can’t do that. I can’t ask you to drop everything and follow me to Harvard.”

“You aren’t. I’m telling you I’m going.”

“Why?”

“Because the teachers kind of like it when their students show up for the classes that they teach.”

“Oh my god Max. Are you serious!?”

“Yes. I got my acceptance letter about a week ago.”

Liz launched herself into his arms, “Oh Max. I love you so much.” She kissed him all over his face. “I am so happy, I could cry.”

“Oh please don’t. I hate seeing you cry.”

“I’m sorry I’m just so happy that we’re going to be together.”

“Forever,” he added.

“Yes. Forever.” She tilted her head up and kissed him.

“I love you Liz.”

“I love you too.”

“Oh how do you feel.... uh.... physically I mean?”

“Okay. A little sore, but it’ll pass.”

“Oh how about a shower, then.... um.... round two?”

She looks at him and smiles, “How about round two then a shower? Ooh better yet how about round two in the shower?”

“What are you a closet nympho?”

“You know Maria said that same thing.”

“You don’t say?”

“Yeah well anyway, we have to take advantage of round two soon, before a very pissed off Michael comes up here and spoils it.”

“Mmm. Good point lets go.”




Epilogue


3 years and 6 months later....

“Hey sweetie. How was class?” Max kissed his girlfriend of 3 and half years.

When the kiss was over she replied, “It was great! They had a world-renowned lecturer there today.”

“Really. That’s must’ve been cool.”

“It was. She told me I have great potential when it came to molecular biology.”

“Liz I’m so proud of you.”

“Yeah me too.”

She walked to the bedroom to take her shoes off. She opened the door and went in.... “Ahh!!”

All of a sudden Max heard a scream and he smiled.

“Maxwell Phillip Evans, get your cute butt in here now.”

Max grinned wildly then turned to the bedroom. He walked in to the room and saw Liz sitting on the bed.

“What’d I do?” He asked with an innocent smile.

“This,” and she held up an engagement ring in a little velvet box.

“Oh that.”

“What do you mean ‘oh that’?”

“It’s just something I picked up while I was out today. You don’t like it?”

“No. I love it, but why is it here?”

“Because it’s for you silly.”

“Really?”

“No. It’s for my other girlfriend.”

“What?” Her face went pale.

“Of course it’s for you. I love you and only you.”

Max walked over to the bed where she sat and got down on one knee looking into those very loving and familiar doe eyes of hers, “Elizabeth Claudia Parker, will you marry me?”

“Yes.” She said her eyes filling with tears.

“Liz don’t cry, you know I don‘t....”

She cut him off, “.... Like to see me cry. I know but I’m so happy Max. I have everything I’ve ever wanted.”


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Six months later....

Everyone gathered for the marriage of Maxwell Phillip Evans and Elizabeth Claudia Parker. It was a joyous day for all. Especially for one couple.

Liz waited at the end of the isle for her dad. “Just wait until tonight, you’re daddy is going to get a big surprise.” She said as she rubbed her still flat stomach. “Now I have everything I ever wanted.”

Her dad walked up to her and they hooked arms, “You ready baby?”

“Most definitely.” And with that they walked down the isle to her beloved, her future, her new and perfect life.


THE END