Title: If I Could Make You Mine
Author: Anna
Summary: Liz is a princess and Max is a commoner who works in the palace.
Rating: PG13-ish
Disclaimer: I don't own Roswell or anything to do with it. It belongs to UPN.

Part one
Princess Liz hated her life. She was betrothed to marry a prince who she didn’t know. The princess believed in falling in love, but was never able to get her parents to think about it.
“Mother, how can you not believe in finding your one true love? Love is the only thing that keeps the world at peace.” Liz asked her mom one day, while trying to get her parents to listen to her.
“Elizabeth. I was brought up on believing in having a father set up marriages. I don’t care if you don’t “love” the prince, you must marry him. Marrying into his family will help our family survive. You will learn to love him.”
“But can you see mother? I could never LEARN to love him. That is not what love is about.”
“’Elizabeth!! Stop arguing with me, because there is nothing I can do. Now leave me.” Liz’s mom said, before dismissing her.
The young princess rushed to her room before any of her tears fell. She got halfway before giving up to crying. Collapsing on the hard stone floor of the castle, Liz’s body gave in to the hard sobs washing throughout her.
“Princess! Princess Elizabeth!?! Are you ill? What is wrong?” One of the family’s many servants asked.
“Nothing! Now, please leave me along!” Liz screamed at all the people hounding her. It was always like this, she was never alone, was never just by herself to think things out. Somebody was always with her. Why anybody would want to live kind of life was beyond her. She had always wanted to go out and see how the peasants lived. Life was probably quite simple.
“Somebody, go get Maria and Alexander and tell them to meet me in my chambers! But only them, I don’t want any servants in with them. Tell them I’ll be there soon!” Liz shouted her orders to anybody who would listen.
“But, Princess, they aren’t allowed in the castle! They are but peasants, people you should not associate with. Your parents have made that forbidden!” One brave servant spoke out.
“I don’t care! Get them now! Or I will have you punished for going against my orders! NOW!”
Several of the servants ran off the find the two people. Liz’s maid came over to help her clean herself off and get to her chambers to meet Maria and Alexander.
“ Come, Miss Elizabeth, if you wish to be presentable for your friends we must go.” Isabel said gently and offered her hand to the unhappy young princess. When Liz looked up and reached for Isabella’s had, she smiled. Her first smile in a long time. Liz and Isabel walked to her room, washed her face, fixed her make-up and changed her dress into something more suitable. A few minutes later Maria and Alexander walked through her door. Liz rushed over to them and nearly threw herself into their arms. Isabel looked surprised at the princess, who was never really open with anybody except her only two friends. She was glad that the beautiful princess had somebody to help her through all her hard times, which were often and many. Liz turned to Isabel.
“Thank you, kindly, for helping me, Isabel. You are dismissed.”
Isabel nodded, curstied and then left. Liz turned back to her two friends. She had known them since, forever. Her mother didn’t really care to show any interest in her daughter, so she hired a nanny to watch over her always. The nanny was given permission to bring her two children to the castle while taking care of Liz. That is how the three of them became friends. Liz had lover her nanny very much, she was her true mother, and was upset when her nanny had to leave. Liz visited her nanny, Alexander and Maria, who she considered her own siblings, every day until her “parents” had found out where she was going and ordered her to stop.
“Lizzie, what’s the matter? Are you alright?” Alexander, or Alex as Liz called him, asked. Him and Maria were worried when they heard Liz wanted to see them.
“Oh, Alex, it’s awful! My parents have set me up for an arranged marriage to some prince in another country! I’ve tried to get them to unto it, to let me marry someone I love but they won’t agree! What am I going to do? The only reason they set up this marriage is because the other family is wealthy and will help our family become more wealthy!”
Alex and Maria walked up to their “sister” and pulled her into a group hug. They knew how she felt about her parents. She hated how everyone would treat her and her family different, just because they had money. She hated how her parents treated everybody else, just because they didn’t have money. Alex and Maria had always thought of Liz as a commoner more than royalty and that’s how she wanted it to be.

part two
As soon as Alex and Maria were able to get Liz to calm down a little, the three of them went for a walk. They couldn’t really walk around the castle without running into somebody who would tell Liz’s parents about her friends being there, so Liz changed her clothes into something “common” and they snuck out of the castle.
While walking around the castle’s outside grounds they were talking about everything. Liz found out that Alex and Maria’s mother was deathly ill, and nobody could find out what was wrong with her. Immediately Liz was in hysterics and asking to go see her.
“I don’t know, Liz. What if somebody see’s you???” Maria questioned Liz’s plea’s to see her nanny.
“Maria, she’s like my mother, how can you deny me the right to visit her? I need to see her and make sure she knows how much I love her and always will!” Liz told Maria. Alex and Maria thought about it and decided to take her to visit their mother.
When they arrived at their little cottage, which was rotting and falling apart, Liz ran over to her nanny and started sobbing. She couldn’t believe that the one person who had treated her like their own child, loved her like their own child, was dying and she would never be able to see them again.
“What’s wrong little one?” asked her “mother”
“I can’t believe you’re sick, like this! You can’t be this way. Nobody deserves this way of living, except maybe my parents, but not you! You treated me like I was an equal never higher than you, never lower than you. I thank you for that because that helped me realize everything that’s wrong with this world, our kingdom and this monarchy!” Liz said, after quieting her sobs to little hiccups. “You’re my one and only mother and I will love you forever! Always.”
“Precious, I love you, too. But you have a great mother at your home who could love you like I do, if you just let her. I am glad that I got to know you before my time was up and I’m glad that you became one of my children. Never forget the things that I taught you, never forget that nobody is higher or lower than you we are all equal,” Nanny said, then turned to her other two children. “Alexander, Maria. You two have made me so happy. You’re great people who will do great things in your life. Remember to love each other and that I loved you all of your life, even the part that I won’t be able to share with you.” And then she was gone. Liz turned to Maria and saw that she was leaning against Alex and crying with him. They looked up to see Liz looking at them and opened their arms to her. Liz took one look at them, turned around and ran.
“Liz!! Lizzie, come back!” Alex and Maria cried out to her. They knew she was upset, and just hoped that she wouldn’t to something drastic.

part three
Liz walked around for awhile, just to clear her head of all the thoughts floating through it. She knew that Maria and Alex would always be there for her, but having an adult care for her was the one thing that she was going to miss. Her parents never really cared about her. As soon as she was born, they put her in a room with a nanny and never really talked to her. Sure she would eat meals with them, but that didn’t mean that they knew anything about her. If they had known anything about her they would know that she only had two people in the WHOLE world that she could talk to and wouldn’t haven forbidden to talk to her.
Liz looked up to see where she had ended up walking to. The first thing she saw was her horse, Chocolate, so she knew she was in the royal stables. She walked up to her horse and started grooming it.
“I don’t know what to do, Chocolate. It’s like I am all alone in the world, even though there are people all around me. Nobody really understands how it is to be a princess. Everybody thinks that I live richly and get anything I want, they all think that I have it easy. What I wouldn’t give to switch lives with any person. I hate being a stupid princess!! My parents don’t care about me, I only have two friends and I’m forbidden to see them ever! What kind of life is this?” She stopped talking, when she heard a sound coming from behind the horse. “Who’s there? Show yourself!” She gasped when a gorgeous young man stepped out from behind her horse.
“Wh- who are you?” She couldn’t help but stare at his perfect body.
“I’m sorry, princess! I didn’t mean to disturb you! Please forgive me!” The young man said. He was captivated by the princess’s beauty, even when she was angry. “What’s your name?” She had to know who he was!
“Max, princess. My name is Max.” He could see how upset she was just by her eyes. She wasn’t upset at him, but at something else. He wished he could walk up to her, wrap his arms around her and tell her everything would be okay. But, of course he couldn’t do that.
“What were you doing behind my horse??? Don’t you know you should never sneak up on anybody, especially a princess?!” She wasn’t really mad about him sneaking up on her, she was just startled about how beautiful he was.
“I am sorry, Princess Elizabeth. I was just cleaning the stables and taking care of your horse. Please forgive me.” He bowed down, he knew that if he looked at her any longer he would kiss her senseless, trying to make her feel better.
“Please stand up. I hate it when people bow in front of me. I’m not special.” She grabbed his hand to pull him up, but suddenly let go when she saw the sparks fly between them.
Max, who had seen them too, looked up at her and realized that there were tear streaks running down her face.
“Princess, if I may ask, what is wrong?” Max asked apprehensively. He could already tell that she wasn’t like the other royalty, but that didn’t mean she would blow up at him.
Liz looked into his eyes and found something that she couldn’t find in most people. Truth.
“I’m fine. Thank you.”
Max nodded and turned around, feeling it was time for him to leave.
“No, wait. I... I’m lying. Something is wrong.” Liz didn’t know why she wanted to tell this totally unfamiliar man everything she was feeling. She just felt that he could be trusted with everything and anything. “I’m just a little upset with my parents. They just understand....” Liz didn’t really know how to explain everything to him.
“Princess-” He started.
“Liz. Please, call me Liz.” She smiled at him and saw him smile back with his eyes gleaming. There was something in his eyes, some kind of emotion but she could tell what.
“Umm... okay. Liz.” He felt like he was ready to burst. He was so happy that he was actually talking to this beautiful person. “Well, Prin- Liz do you want to tell me what is wrong? I might be able to help. You never know.” He didn’t care what her problems were, as long as she would stay and talk to him.
“I...Well, I guess-” Liz was interrupted by one of the servants yelling out to her
“Princess Elizabeth!!! Princess!!”
“I’m coming!!!” She turned back to Max. “I am so sorry! I really have to go, though. Are you always here?” She asked him sheepishly.
“Everyday. You can come anytime you want. I never really talk to anybody, just the horses.” He smiled knowing that she would be coming back.
“Okay!!! Great!!” she realized that she was acting a little to excited. “Right, okay. Well..... Bye, I guess.”
“Yeah, bye.”
Liz turned around to meet one of the servants and smiled. She couldn’t wait until tomorrow. That’s when she was going to go back to visit Max.
~*~Tomorrow~*~ she thought to herself. ~*~Tomorrow I am going to go back to see that man. I feel something for him, but what is it? Is it more than friendship or just that? Well, I’ll find out sooner or later.~*~ and she smiled thinking back on his beautiful body, smile and his wondrous eyes.

part four
“Umm... Hello?? Is somebody here?” Liz asked out loud as soon as she had reached the horse stables. She had thought about Max all night, so she barely had gotten any sleep. But even just thinking of Max made her wide awake. ~*~What are you doing? You barely even know this guy!~*~
“Yeah, I’m back here.” Max yelled out to Liz. Even though he couldn’t see her didn’t mean he couldn’t sense her.
“Uh... Hi!” Liz’s face just lit up seeing Max. ~*~He’s so gorgeous!~*~
“Hi.” Max replied shyly. “So.....How’s it going?” Liz was so busy staring at him that she didn’t hear the question. “Liz?” He could tell Liz was out of it, because she had this dazed look on her face. He was getting a little uncomfortable with the way she was looking at him.
“What? Oh! Yeah. It’s going fine. Sorry about how I acted yesterday. I was a little upset.”
“That’s okay. You can come to me anytime you need.”
“Thanks.” Liz looked at him shyly and smiled.
Max saw her smile and realized that when she smiled, her whole face lit up. He wanted to make her smile again.
“So, what are you doing here?” He asked her.
“Oh. Well, I just wanted to say thanks and wanted to know if we could be friends?”
“Sure. I would love that!” ~*~Just friends?~*~ Max thought to himself.
“Okay, well we should get to know each other a little bit.”
“Umm... okay.”
“Okay, I’ll start. How old are you?” ~*~please please please be my age!~*~
“17. How about you?”
“Well, I’m 16, but I’ll be 17 in a couple of months.”
“Okay, um....I don’t know what to ask.” Max said jokingly. He almost fainted when he heard her laugh. ~*~She sounds like an angel!~*~
“Well, let’s see. Do you have any siblings?”
“Yeah, actually. You should know her. Isabel.”
“Oh yeah? That’s great! I love Isabel.”
“Yeah she’s a great sister. I love her alot.” ~*~And I love you, too.~*~ Where did that thought come from? He had only known her for a couple hours.
“Well, how about you tell me a little bit about yourself. Are you engaged or anything like that?” ~*~ What a subtle way to get that into the conversation. Idiot!~*~
Max smiled before he answered the question. “No, I’m not involved or engaged or anything like that. I was involved with this one girl, Tess, but we decided that it would be better if we were in love, which we weren’t.”
“You’re so lucky. You’re able to fall in love with somebody and marry them. I have an arranged marriage to another prince, who I’ve never met before. Life can’t get more worse than that.”
“Is that what was bothering you yesterday? Because when you were talking to Chocolate you said something about how nobody understands you.” Max said teasingly, knowing that she was embarrassed about talking to a horse.
“Yeah, well. I tried talking to my parents about the marriage and about how I don’t want to marry him, but all they think about is money. Supposedly, this family is going to make my parents richer. That’s why I’m marrying him. But I want to marry for love. You know what I mean?” While Liz had been explaining everything to Max, the two of them had been moving closer together. Max couldn’t help himself. ~*~This is bad, you should be doing this. She’s a princess.~*~ But he felt the pull and didn’t want to do anything about it.
“Yeah I know what you mean.” He couldn’t help but look at her lips. She was so beautiful and she was here, talking to him. Liz noticed Max looking at her lips and couldn’t help but smile. ~*~ I hope he kisses me!~*~ Liz licked her lips and hope that Max would get the idea to hurry up. Max noticed Liz licking her lips and started moving in. Just before they kissed-
“ELIZABETH!!!” Liz’s mother called out. Liz closed her eyes and cursed. Max looked up at her and smiled.
“Later, I promise.” He smiled knowing she would come back later that day.
“I hope you keep that promise,” and smiled teasingly at him when she saw his eyes widen in surprise. “Tonight, meet me here tonight.”
“Uh.. uh.. uh... right. Right tonight, ok. You got it.” And gave her one of his mind-blowing smiles back.
“You had better go, before your mother finds us like this.”
“What? Oh. oh. Right. Okay, I’ll see you tonight.” As she got up she brushed her hands against his shoulder. “Later.” As soon as she had turned the corner, Max fell against the hay groaning. He couldn’t believe that he was falling in love with the princess.

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