posted on 5-Sep-2001 9:57:43 PM by ladybug001
Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell

Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: My soulmate and I are on vacation for two weeks. You can guess on the beach. I did not want for you to have to wait for my return to read more of Horizon, so my friend Dave has offered to post what little I have written while I am away.

Samantha


POSTING NOTE: I held off a couple of days to post this latest part on the new board. I’ve included all the latest parts (61-64) so the entire story (to date) is posted somewhere.

*Update* The story is now on the new Repost board, link below.

Dave

Link to Repost Board All Parts to date


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Horizon Part 61

Max held Liz’s hand tightly in his as they made their way to the conference room on the ship. He stopped just outside the double doors to the conference room and pulled Liz up close to his chest. He placed a possessive kiss on her lips and felt her respond to him. He pulled away breathless and held Liz close to him as he waved his hand in the air and the doors pushed open.

All eyes were on them as they walked into the room. Isabelle ran to Liz and told her that she was glad that she and Lenny were safe. Liz looked up at her and told her thank you. Isabelle gave Liz a hug before she moved away. Michael sat at the head of the table with Lenny in his arms. Lenny was sleeping, but Michael refused to release the little guy. Corek sat silently on the right side of Michael and Tess on the left. He stood as Max entered the room and bowed to him. Max started to say something to him then decided that he might as well not. He hadn’t stopped bowing in four weeks he probably wouldn’t do it now.

While he pulled Liz in closer to his side, Max told Corek that he wanted to introduce him to Liz, he looked down at Liz and proudly added that Liz was his queen. Liz looked up at Max and Max smiled down at her. Corek bowed to Liz and told her that he was happy to met the queen. Liz blushed and told Corek that the feeling was mutual. Corek smiled at her and then offered a seat to Max and Liz. Max refused to allow Liz to move away from his side. He took a seat and pulled Liz down on his lap. His arms wrapped protectively around her and held her close to him. Liz blushed as she saw Michael watching them.

Liz asked Michael if he wanted her to take the baby. Michael looked down at Lenny sleeping in his arms and told Liz that Lenny was just fine right where he was. He would keep him. Liz nodded her head yes.

Tess remained silent as she watched and listened to the conversations going on around her. She had a knot in her stomach as she watched and heard Max introduce Liz as his mate and queen. She had been the wife to the king, and she should be the queen of Antar now she thought. Max should be hers. She saw the way he looked at Liz and the way he held her so close to him. He never looked at her that way, not in this life or their previous life. She knew in their former life that she was his bride in name only and somehow she also knew that there was never love between them. There was only obligation to their people and their positions on Antar. Now what was her place there she conjectured. What would her life on Antar be like now? What would she be when she went home?

Isabelle sat quietly and watched her brother speak.

Max told the group that they had what they had come for and if they wished they could turn around now and head back to earth.

Tess had not spoken until then. She stood up and told Max that they had come so far and they were so close. She looked toward the window and told Max that she wanted to go to Antar. She wanted to go home. Liz could feel Max’ muscles tighten around her. He looked at Isabelle. Isabelle told him that she would do what ever he asked her to do, but her birth mother was so close and she really would like to meet her. Max looked to Michael. Michael ran the back of his hand across Lenny’s little cheek then looked up at Max. He told Max that he had what he came after. It didn’t matter to him as long as Lenny was safe. Michael hesitated for moment before he added that Kivar was on that planet and he wondered if Lenny would be safe if they went there. Max looked at his sleeping son across the table and then looked up to Liz.

Liz looked around the table and saw that all eyes were on her and waiting for her to speak. She took a look back at Max and told him that Lenny would not be safe on earth as long as Kivar wanted him. Kivar would send more of his people after him. She could see Max’ jaw as it tightened while she spoke. She added that Lenny stood the best chance of being protected on his planet by his people.

Max lowered his head until his forehead rested on Liz’s shoulder. He turned until he could whisper into her ear. He told her she would die on Antar. Liz turned in toward Max until her cheek was against his face; she told him that she would have to risk it to keep Lenny safe. She pulled back from Max and waited until he raised his eyes to hers. He could see the determination in her eyes. Liz you will have to stay inside a special room with oxygen and lead protection from the radiation of the Antarian sun. Liz nodded her head and told him she had been inside a small room for four weeks. She could do it for Lenny. Max was silent for a while then he kissed Liz on her shoulder and raised his eyes to look one more time at the young people around the table. He addressed Corek and told him that they were going to Antar. Corek stood up quickly and bowed to Max. Before he left the room, he told Max that the oxygen on his ship had not affected the queen. He added that there were no extra precautions made to accommodate a human, yet the queen could breath and she appeared fine. Max wrapped his arms around Liz and hugged her tightly to him. He could tell that she was fine. She had been changed when he healed her. Maybe a few more changes had occurred when Sean healed Liz on the other ship. He whispered into Liz’s hair as he told her that he hoped it was the right decision to go to Antar.

Kivar’s ship made an orbit around Antar, and the shuttle was launched toward the planet. Inside the shuttle Avena and one of the males from the ship sat up front and guided the shuttle through the atmosphere toward Antar. Avena looked back behind her and saw Liz holding her baby close to her chest. Liz’s eyes were wide with fear. Avena told her that she shouldn’t be afraid, she should keep her child close to her. Avena watched Liz nod yes. She told Liz that an oxygen tank was ready for her so she could breath on Antar. She would be okay. After watching Liz nod yes again, Avena turned around and looked out the front and watched the landing site come into view. Bright lights shined up from the Antarian surface and the shuttle effortlessly floated down until it hovered above the landing pad. Avena stood and helped Liz put on the oxygen tank. She took Liz by the arm and led her down the ramp of the ship to the surface. The male stayed behind to ready the ship for the return trip. Avena stood with her hand on Liz’s arm as several men quickly surrounded her. Avena looked toward the one she recognized as in charge from the insignia on his uniform and asked him what this was all about. She had everything under control. She told them that she would deliver the child to Kivar herself. The guard in charge asked her where was the human female and the royal child. Avena looked down at her hand and saw nothing. She couldn’t speak as she looked into the cold gray eyes of the guard.

Unseen and chuckling to himself, Sean made his way silently in the darkness away from the landing pad. He went silently on instinct alone. He had no idea where it would take him. He hoped it would lead him home. Sean thought of Liz as he made his way in the darkness. He smiled to himself when he thought of her. He knew it was a fruitless task to think that he would ever have a chance that Liz would return his love. She belonged to Max; He knew that. He shook his head and his thoughts turned to Tess. A smile formed on his lips as he thought of Tess’ crystal blue eyes. He could see the sadness inside her when her eyes penetrated his. It made him feel things inside that he didn’t understand. Now that he was on this planet, his home, he had these feelings bombard his heart and mind. Feelings that he never thought he would have for anyone other than Liz. He took in a deep breath of the Antarian air and thought that the he had never felt so at home before.

Max stood at the port hole in his room with Liz held tightly in his arms. He was afraid to let go of her. While he placed a kiss on the top of her head, he told Liz that she should look, the lights from his planet were so magnificent at night. Liz turned in Max’ arms so she could see the planet and it took her breath away at the beauty of the two moons in the sky. She whispered that his planet was breathtaking. He pulled Liz in closer to his chest and said," Yeah, Liz it is beautiful. But not as beautiful as you."

On the planet below, Sean bowed before the elder queen of Antar. He told her that he had completed his assignment. The queen told him to stand and come toward her. Sean did as instructed. The elder queen placed her hand on Sean’s shoulder and waited until his eyes met with hers. She told him that he had done well to serve his people. She also said that she welcomed him back to his home here on Antar. Sean stood staring at the queen and listened intently. The queen told him that his loyalty to her family was far beyond what she had expected of him. Her voice softened and she told Sean that she knew how her husband and Ava’s father had arranged the marriage with Zan and Ava and she also knew that he had loved Ava back then. Sean started to speak, but found no words. The elder queen continued and told him that her son had a new mate in his current life and Ava or Tess as she is now called was now freed from her service to her family. She was at liberty to choose her own mate on Antar.

Sean finally found his voice and told the queen that he barely remembered his previous life on Antar and he would guess the same was true for the others. Tess probably didn’t remember ever loving him. He barely remembered her. The queen patted his shoulder and told him that love would find a way. Sean gave her a crooked grin and told her that they would see. He could not help but think of Liz. The queen told her people to prepare a room for Sean and make him comfortable in her house. He was to be treated as a member of her family. Sean told the queen that her hospitality was appreciated, but in his heart, he felt that he had a family on Antar, and he would like to meet them. The queen gave him a broad smile and told Sean that he was right. His mother and father would be awaiting his arrival. She motioned to some men behind her and told them to take Sean to his family’s home. As Sean walked with the two large Antarian men beside him he told them that he hoped they knew where they were going because he didn’t. Without missing a beat, one of the men told him that his family was well known on Antar, they knew the way.
Isabelle was nervous as she sat on the shuttle and looked forward toward Antar. She could feel herself shake. It wasn’t every day that a girl got to go to another planet and meet her birth mother. She smiled to herself as she thought of her mother. The sky was black and she could not see anything beyond the front clear panels. Max had Lenny held up close to his chest and Liz was beside of him. His arm was around Liz and her head rested on his shoulder. Neither of them spoke. Lenny was awake but very calm in his daddy’s arms. Somehow Max felt that Lenny knew he was home. Michael and Tess sat behind the pilot and Corek. Michael asked Corek how they were evading Kivar’s detection. Corek told him that the ship was blocked from Kivar. Tess looked at Michael and had a grin on her face when she said, " Like the science fiction movie Star Trek, the ship is cloaked". Michael gave Tess a smirk and turned his attention toward the planet below.

All eyes went to the front of the shuttle as the lights from Antar came into view. Everyone held his or her breath waiting for the first glimpse of where they all came from.

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Horizon Part 62


As the lights from the planet below became closer, Liz felt Max’ arm tighten around her shoulder. She knew that Max was nervous about arriving on his home planet and about meeting his family. She looked up into his face and saw how tightly he held his jaw. She raised up and placed a soft kiss on his jaw line. Max looked down at her and gave her a half smile. He asked her what that was for. Liz’s eyes were large as she met with his. She told him it was because she loved him. Max closed the distance between them and placed a possessive kiss on her lips.

As his parents kissed, Lenny remained calm in his daddy’s arms. When his parents moved back and were lost in each other’s eyes, Lenny made his presence known by squealing out and then when he had their attention, he flashed them his dimpled smile.

The shuttle felt as if it was floating just before it stopped and hovered above the smooth surface of the landing pad. Corek stood and bowed to Max he told him that the King and Queen would remained seated in the shuttle until the guards were in place. Max nodded his head yes to Corek and told everyone to remain seated. Max stood with Lenny in his arm pressed up against his chest and extended his left hand to Liz. Liz smiled up at him as she took it. Max pulled her to her feet and told her to remain by his side and not to let go of his hand. Liz nodded yes. Max handed Lenny to her and told her again to not leave his side. Michael moved up to where he stood behind Liz. He told Max that he would carry Lenny. Max told him no, he may be needed to protect them. Right away Michael went into soldier mode and told Max that he understood. Isabelle came up behind Michael and then Tess behind her. They nervously waited for the shuttle door to open and to get their first look of their home.

Slowly, the shuttle door lowered forming a ramp. Max ducked to step outside and he raised his eyes at the guards that stood around the shuttle. He reached back inside and took Liz’s hand and pulled her up beside him. Michael stepped out quickly. The night was cool and the air felt so different to the young aliens. All they knew of their home was what little Lenny had shown them in flashes and now that they were home; the darkened night would prevent them from seeing it until daylight. Corek stepped in front of Max and told him that he should follow the guards. He motioned to a young man in uniform and told the guard to take the King and his royal party to the palace. The elder queen was waiting. The young man nodded his head and looked at the boy that was his king. King Zan was so young; he looked at the others and thought that they all were so young. The young king’s face was so solemn and full of wonder, and the young queen, she was beautiful with eyes as dark as the night. In her arms was the child. The child they had long awaited. The young guard bowed briefly to the royal group and told them to hurry and follow him. Corek stayed behind; his mission was completed.

The elder queen paced the long isle of the main hall of the palace. She nervously would look toward the entrance then turn around and pace again. Elaborate draperies lined the walls of the curved room in colors of deep purple and yellows. A large oblong table was set near one end of the room. The elder queen would stop as she neared the table then wave her hand to change the color of the napkins. Her head darted toward the door as she heard the large doors pushed to the side and there standing with his hand tightly holding to a dark haired young women with a child in her arms was her son. Her eyes filled with tears as she saw the beautiful tall young women standing so close to the other side of her son. Her children were finally home.

Tess stood back behind the others. She felt out of place here. The palace she could remember just a bit of it from the memory retrieval exercises that Nacedo had taught her. But this palace was no longer her home. She felt alone.

Michael straightened his shoulders and stood up tall as the elder queen’s gaze came upon him. Her warm smile made him feel at home and he gave a smile in return. “You are my son’s second and my daughter betrothed aren’t you?” she said. Michael told her that he was the second to the King, but he had a girl back on earth. He nodded his head toward Isabelle and told the elder queen that Isabelle had a guy there as well. A broad smile spread across the face of the elder queen and she told Michael that he and Isabelle would have to tell her all about them while they ate. She turned and waved her hand in the air toward the table of food and told the royal group to have a seat and enjoy. The elder queen stepped in front of Isabelle and told her that she was unaware of earth customs, but on Antar this old mother would like to hug her children. Isabelle was in her mother’s arms in seconds. After a tearful twosome finally parted Max step forward and placed a kiss on his mother’s cheek. She pulled him into a big hug and told him she had waited too long to hold her children again. As Liz neared the elder queen, she stopped in front of her. The elder queen told her that she too was her daughter now and she would also like a hug from her. Liz had Lenny in her arms and the hug was awkward, but still it was a hug. Liz moved back from the queen and extended Lenny toward her. The elder queen stood motionless and looked into her son’s eyes for just a moment before she took Lenny and cradled him in her arms. Tears were in her eyes as she looked down at the dimpled smile on Lenny’s face. She told her son that she had only dreamed that such a day would arrive.

The elder queen had noticed how Tess had skirted around the group and stayed to the back. She called her Ava and asked her to come forward. Tess obediently did as she was told. The elder queen told her that she was welcome in her house and she wanted her to stay and eat with them. Tess nodded yes. The elder queen told Tess that her family had perished in the war and her family’s home was no more and for that she was sorry. Tess didn’t remember her family so she had no tears to shed. The elder queen told her that she would remain in the castle and she would be treated as one of her children. Tess told the elder queen thank you.

The elder queen held on to Lenny while her children ate the meal she had provided for them. She had only hoped that one day her children would return to her and now that they had, she was handed this wonderful gift, a grandchild. He was not just any child he was the child that would end this war between the five planets.

The elder queen watched the young people eat and she asked Michael to tell her about his girl. She watched Michael’s face light up as he thought of Maria. He told her all about Maria right down to the feisty part. The old queen listened intently and would nod occasionally at something Michael had said. When he had stopped speaking, the queen asked Michael why he had not asked about his family on Antar. Michael felt a lump rise up in his throat. The elder queen told him that his mother and father were alive and eagerly awaiting news of their son. Michael didn’t know what to say. He had not even thought that there was a possibility of him having a family on Antar. A family was something he never had and wasn’t sure how to deal with the fact. The queen told Michael that she had sent for his mother, father and sisters. They would arrive by morning. Michael gave her a grateful smile.

Isabelle had not eaten much during the meal she kept watching her mother hold Lenny. Isabelle finally spoke and told her mother that she could take Lenny and put him down for his nap. The elder queen told her that she would like to hold the child just a little longer. She told Isabelle she was waiting to hear of this young man of hers that she left on earth. Isabelle moved her chair closer to her mother’s then began telling of Alex. When she was finished, her mother told her that she wished they could have come along with them. Isabelle told her that she wished that too, but it wasn’t possible.

Liz had sat quietly by Max’ side during the meal and had not spoken. The elder queen addressed Liz and asked her if everything was to her liking. Right away Liz told her it was fine. The elder queen smiled at her and told her it would not hurt her feeling if she found it too spicy; she had a cook prepare the meal. Nervously, Liz told her that it was fine. She had gotten used to spicy food on the trip to Antar. The elder queen watched the way that Max held on to his young mate’s hand, rubbed her back as he spoke, and kept her so close to him. He was always touching her. He treated her as if she was his most treasured possession, and he was afraid to release her or she might disappear. She could see the love he held for this human girl shine from his eyes every time he looked at her. His young mate would also give her son looks that were filled with love and longing. She smiled to herself as she thought that her son had truly found his perfect mate. Her son’s mate would stand by his side and make an excellent queen.

The elder queen turned her attention to Max and asked him how his mate was able to survive here on Antar. Max told of how he had saved Liz from the bullet and how it had changed her. He added that Sean from the other ship had also healed Liz and he felt that maybe he too had changed Liz. The queen nodded her head yes that had to be why she was able to breathe the thin Antarian air. The queen took a look around the table at the young people and told them that their rooms were ready, she waved her hand into the air and four attendants appeared ready to take them to their rooms.

As Max stood from the table and took Liz’s hand to help her up, the elder queen smiled. She watched Liz approach her and ask if she could take her son. The elder queen placed a kiss on Lenny’s head and handed the baby to Liz. Liz heard the older women say thank you for my grandson. Liz looked up at Max and didn’t speak. Max pulled Liz up close to his side and looked at his mother. He told her that in the morning he would like the opportunity to talk with her. He heard his mother say that she would look forward to connecting with her only son and the king of Antar. Max moved to his mother and placed a kiss on her cheek. He told her he would like that.

While the attendant pushed the door inward into the room, Max stood back with his arm around Liz. Lenny was sleeping in her arms.
Max watched the attendant step back and his eyes scanned the room. He saw a large bed surrounded by white lace and a lace canopy. And there in the corner of the room separated by lace drapes was a crib for Lenny. He saw that the duffel bags had been unpacked and neatly stored away. He told the attendant that he was fine from there. Just as the attendant bowed and started to leave, Max stopped him and asked where the bathroom was. Without speaking the attendant moved into the room and opened a door into a large bath with a huge tub. Liz just stood by Max’ side with wide eyes as she took in the alien surroundings. She couldn’t wait to try out that tub.

Max stood back and watched Lenny sleep in the crib. He patted his back and told him to sleep tight. Max had heard the water running in the tub and was eager to join Liz.

Liz sat on the side of the tub wearing a bathrobe. She was amazed at the thickness of the water. She placed her hand into the water in the tub and scooped up a hand full of the sparkling substance. It appeared to glistening with gold specks in it. She dropped the water back into the tub and touched her hair. She wondered to herself how this was going to work. She wasn’t surprised when she felt Max’ hand on her shoulder. He moved to her side and placed a kiss on her forehead. Looking down at the water, Max waved his hand over the tub and the water changed until it was equal in viscosity to that of earth. The golden sparkles remained in the water. He didn’t give Liz a chance to thank him before his lips found hers and his arms pulled her small frame up close to his. His lips made her skin almost burn as he moved then down her neck. His large hands pushed the bathrobe from her smooth shoulders causing it to puddle around her feet. As his hands caressed her smooth skin, glowing paths followed his touch. Liz shivered as his lips found the curve of her neck. She felt his strong arms surround her and scoop her from her feet. Max still had his lips firmly pressed to hers as he lowered Liz into the warm water. Liz held on to his shirt as he tried to break away from her and stand. She smiled as she saw the sexy grin on Max’ face when he stood up and started to unbutton his shirt to join her.

TBC




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posted on 5-Sep-2001 10:11:29 PM by ladybug001
Horizon -(M/L)- Parts 63-64
Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell

Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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Horizon part 63

Max left Lenny in the bed with Liz while he dressed. He stood above them and smiled down at how beautiful his family was. Liz with her hair all round her beautiful face and Lenny facing his mom with his little butt in the air and his knees drawn up under him. It never ceased to amaze him how lucky he was to have them in his life. He didn't want to wake Liz so he placed a soft kiss on her cheek. Before raising up, he placed a kiss on Lenny's head and pulled the blanket up over him.

As Max pulled the door closed behind him, he glanced down the hallway. He was suddenly hit with flashes or memories. He was not sure which it was. He knew this house. He felt himself shiver at the memories. He walked slowly down the hallway and stopped in front of a room. He placed his hand on the door. The door shimmered under his touch. Somehow, he knew this was his room in his other life. With his palm pressed against the door, he closed his eyes and let the memories flood his mind. He abruptly jerked his hand away and opened his eyes. Backing away from the door, Max was surprised to hear his mother's voice.

"That was your room. You remember don't you Zan?" his mother asked. Max turned to face her and told her no he didn't want to remember. She placed her hand on his arm and told him it that there was nothing wrong with remembering his old life. It was part of who he was. Max stood looking at his mother. She told him that breakfast was ready when he was. She looked down the hallway toward Max' room and asked him if his mate and child would not be joining them for the morning meal. Max told her that Liz and Lenny were still sleeping; he would take something back for Liz. His mother took his arm and asked her son to escort her to the dining hall. Max smiled down at his mother and told her that it would be his honor.

Michael and Tess were seated at the table and well into the food when Max and his mother entered the room. The elder queen smiled at the two and told them that she loved to see such healthy appetites. Michael flashed her a smile and told her that the food was the best he had ever tasted. The elder queen smiled then took a seat at the head to the table. Max took a seat next to her.

Max told his mother that he was looking forward to talking with her. His mother told him to eat and enjoy they would talk when he was satisfied with the meal. Max flashed her a smile and dug in.

Isabelle sat in her pajamas on her bed and ran her fingers across a picture of Alex. She was sure that she couldn't reach him from such a distance, but she missed him so and she wanted to try it. She attempted the connection several times then gave up. Either the distance was too far or Alex was awake. When the smell of breakfast entered under her door she was on her feet in a matter of minutes and getting dressed. She stopped and looked into the mirror. With a slight frown, she waved her hand over her face and her makeup was perfect. She gave herself an approving smile in the mirror and headed toward the food.

Liz woke up in the unfamiliar room and for few a seconds she felt panic. She hurriedly sat up and then calmed as she remembered where she was. Seeing Lenny sleeping beside her, she patted his little back and pulled the blanket back up over him. Her eyes scanned the decorated room. She slowly eased out of bed and looked for Max. When she didn't find him in the bathroom, she figured that he had left for breakfast. As Liz brushed out her hair, she heard Lenny squeal out. She made her way to him and found him glowing and floating above the covers. She smiled at him and stood still as he floated into her arms. Liz hugged his little glowing body to hers and gave him a kiss. She told him that he needed a change then they could go and find his daddy. When Lenny kept nuzzling against Liz's chest she told him okay he would have his breakfast first.

After Lenny nursed, Liz burped him and hugged him up close to her chest. She told him that they needed to find daddy. Liz smiled to herself as she thought of Max. Lenny began to glow. Liz tightened her hold on him and the glow around Lenny increased until she and Lenny faded and disappeared from the room.

Max sat and talked to his mother as a bright glow appeared near him then Lenny and Liz appeared. The elder queen gasped at the arrival. Max asked her what was wrong. Didn't all Antarian children do that. His mother had her hand up to her chest and told Max no. Although Antarian children could transport to their parents they could not transport another person with them. None had ever done that before. Only this child, her grandchild had this power. Her hands were shaky when she reached toward Lenny and asked Liz if she could take him. Liz looked at Max then quickly handed Lenny to his grandmother. Max watched as his son and his birth mother began to glow together. His mother was connecting with Lenny. All eyes were on them. The glow grew stronger around them and Max watched in amazement as the true form of his mother showed through. Even in her alien form he saw before him, she was beautiful. Her eyes were so large and dark yet still warm. Her unusually shaped face was not frightening but soothing to Max. This was his mother. He was half of what she was. This is who he was, who Lenny was. Max swallowed as he saw the glow fade from Lenny and his mother's appearance return to normal.

Liz, Isabelle, Michael and Tess watched silently.

The elder queen told Max that the time was too soon. Lenny was not ready to face their enemies. He had relayed all that she needed to know from him during the connection. She looked sadly at Max and told him that her children had to return to earth and wait for Lenny to grow in to a young man before his destiny could be fulfilled. They had been returned to her too soon. She turned to Isabelle and told her that that she had only gotten her children back for such a short time but in three days they must return to earth and wait, watch, and protect Lenny as he grows.

Max reached for Lenny then handed him to Liz. He asked his mother if she was sure about them returning to earth so soon, and he watched her face as she nodded yes. She glanced at Lenny then back to Max. She told him that Lenny held all the answers within him. He was the child they had so long awaited, but it was not the time yet. Lenny had much to learn and much to teach before he could return to Antar and end the war.

She watched Liz hold her tiny baby close to her chest and she smiled at her. She told Liz that Lenny knew much of his mother and father through the times he had connected with them, and he knew that even though they were as one as a family, his parents were not bonded in the manner required for the Antarian King and Queen. Max looked at his mother and asked her is she was asking if they were married. The elder queen told him that if married was the same as the life bonding of couples on Antar, then yes that is what she was asking. Max darted a look toward Liz then turned back to his mother and told her that they were too young to marry on earth. His mother smiled at him and told him that they were not on earth and her son, the King, would bond with his mate in accordance to the laws of Antar.

Michael interrupted and asked the elder queen if she were going to make Max and Liz get hitched. The elder queen gave Michael an amused smile and told Michael that yes if hitched is the same as married and bonding then that was exactly what she was doing. She looked over at Isabelle and Tess and told them that they had a Royal bonding to prepare for.

The elder queen didn't miss the expression on Tess' face. She walked over toward her and told her that if she was uncomfortable with the arrangements then she was excused from the planning. Tess let out a slow breath and asked the elder queen if she would be allowed to see Antar while they were there. The elder queen told her that she had a guide in mind for her. Tess gave her a grateful smile. Tess could remember another wedding that took place in that palace. It came to her in bits and pieces and she did not think that she had the strength to stand by and watch Liz walk down that aisle in her place. Her life before this one was part of who she was, and she felt resentment toward Liz for having what she thought should be hers. The elder queen didn't miss much and she stepped closer to Tess and told her that she would be staying at a friend's home while the plans and the ceremony took place. That friend was from a very prominent family and his family would see that she was protected and that she got to see Antar. She added that she did not want her to feel uncomfortable. Tess nodded her head and asked her when she was to go. The elder queen raised her hand into the air and two guards entered. She spoke softly to them then they stepped on either side of Tess and told her to go with. Tess with a worried expression on her face, looked at Max. Max told her that his mother would not send her anywhere that she might get harmed. She should go. Reluctantly, Tess allowed the guards to lead her out the door.

Max told his mother that the bonding ceremony would be fine with him, but he needed to discuss the war and the current situations with Kivar. His mother smiled brightly at him and told him that he truly was his father's son. She could see the same determination in his eyes that his father had so long ago. Max saw a sad look cross his mother's face. He hesitated then he asked her to tell him how his father died. His mother told him to come to her so she could hug her son. She didn't want to discuss such things on the eve of her son's marriage she added. A bonding is a happy event and we will not tarnish that happiness with thoughts of war and death. She looked into Max' eyes and said, "If her son would allow it, she would like to connect with him and share the life that he had on earth.

Max smiled down at his mother and told her that he was ready to allow her to see his life. His mother gave him a small grin and told him to move closer to her. She would need to touch him. The connection was quick. One touch and his mother received everything from her son's live on earth. She not only saw it, she felt it. She felt his loneliness, his pain, his longing, and his love. When Max moved his hand from his mother's face, he saw the tears as they rolled from her eyes. Isabelle sat and watched. When she saw her mother straighten up and look toward her, she knew that her turn was next. Isabelle moved in front on her mother and allowed her mother to connect.

Michael watched Isabelle go to her mother. When they broke the connection and started talking about the wedding, he zoned them out. He wanted to see that palace. He looked back at Max and found him taking Lenny in his arms while he helped Liz take a seat at the table. Michael called Max' name and asked him if he could take Lenny with him. He was going to look around the place. Without delay, Max handed Lenny to Michael. Michael held Lenny up high in the air and he told Lenny he was going exploring with him. Lenny gave Michael a dimpled smile. Michael brought Lenny down until he could give him a little kiss on the cheek. He told Lenny seeing those cute little dimples and little smile of his made him miss Maria. Liz spoke up and told Michael that Maria didn't have dimples. Michael looked over at Liz and told her that he knew, but he stilled missed Maria. Liz gave him a smile and told him to take care of Lenny while they went on this little walk about the palace. Michael held Lenny with his back against his chest and facing forward as he took off down the hallway.

Isabelle stood with her mother talking of plans for the bonding. Max leaned over to Liz and told her that Isabelle was in her element now. He watched as his mother and Isabelle used the same mannerisms as they talked. Even in the form that his mother was in, Max could see a resemblance between the two women.

Liz sat quietly and ate the breakfast provided to her. Max watched her eat and asked her how the food was. Liz took another bite and told Max that she thought that she was getting used to it because it was really good. Max reached across the table and placed his hand on Liz's arm. She dropped her fork back to the plate and looked into his eyes. He told her that she didn't have to go through with the bonding if she didn't want to. His voice lowered and the lonely little boy in him showed as he raised his eyes back to Liz and told her that he loved her and he wanted to marry her. Liz had tears in her eyes. She didn't speak and Max was getting nervous at her lack of words. He told her that she was already his wife in his heart. He pulled her hand up to his lips and placed a kiss on her palm. Liz took in a sharp breath. Max looked deep into her eyes and asked her again if she would become his wife. Liz was lost in those eyes.

The elder queen had been watching her son as he asked his mate to make the arrangement legal on Antar. Her heart went out to him. She gave Isabelle a look and Isabelle stepped aside to allow her mother to walk over to Max. The elder queen stood to the side of Max and watched him hold onto his young mate's hand across the table and plead for her to marry him. She could read his mate’s face; she knew the answer was yes. The elder queen pulled a ring from her finger and pressed it into Max' hand. He looked up at his mother. She told him that his father gave the ring to her on the day that he asked her to become his mate and bond with him. Max told her no he could not accept the ring, but she insisted telling him that she and his father would want him to have it. She stood back as Max moved to Liz' side and kneeled down on one knee. He took her hand and again he asked her if she would marry him. Liz threw her arms around his neck and told him yes. Max came up to his feet and picked Liz up and swung her around the room. With happy tears in their eyes, his mother and Isabelle stood back and watched.

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Horizon Part 64

Avena stood with her back rigid and shoulders squared before Kivar. Kivar paced back in forth in front of her. Only Avena’s eyes moved as she watched him pace. Kivar suddenly whirled around from his pacing and came to stand just inches in front of her. His tone was harsh as he spoke. He yelled and asked her what happened to the royal child and how did she lose him.

Avena could feel herself shake from fear of Kivar, but she managed to speak. She told Kivar that the royal child had powers beyond anything anyone on Antar could imagine. He had used those powers to fool her and the others into believing that he and his mother was on that ship with them. Her voiced quivered a bit as she said that it was her belief that the child and his mother never left earth. Somehow, they had fooled them all into believing that they were with them on the ship. Avena swallowed the lump that rose in her throat as Kivar turned and paced away from her. He came quickly back to her and told her to kneel before him. He would search her mind for the truth.

Avena kneeled and shook with fear before Kivar as he placed his fingers across her skull in a vice like grip. She screamed as he entered her mind and extracted her thoughts and memories from her.

Avena fell unconscious to the floor. Kivar stood above her and cursed out loud at how his people were so easily fooled by this royal child. The child was still on earth. The old ship that had made the journey to earth could not withstand another trip. He knew that without the powers of the grinolith to help build new ships it would be almost 20 earth years before they could return to earth and take the child. Then the child would be a man and he would be a very powerful adversary. Kivar looked down at Avena on the floor and waved his hand in the air. He told the guards that came rushing in to remove her and bring him the ship’s captain.


Tess was nervous as the small craft came to a halt in front of a large estate. She could see the beautiful architecture. It all seemed so strange to her with an alien design and so familiar at the same time. She felt that somehow she knew this place.

Sean stood at a large window and looked out toward the craft that waited just outside the gate. He smiled as he saw a blonde curly head peak out the window toward his family’s home. His heart did a flip-flop as he took in a sharp breath as the feeling poured into him from his previous life. This planet, his home, was returning these feelings to him. His heart constricted as Tess turned her face upward toward his window. She remembered he thought. She remembered he wished.

Tess was nervous as she stood waiting for the door to open. She turned her attention to the garden and the strange but beautiful plants and flowers that grew there. The smell from the flowers was sweet and inviting. She looked up at the two Antarian guards and told them that she would return shortly she had to go to the garden. She walked slowly taking in the strange appearance of the trees. One in particular caught her attention. It was huge and ancient. She ran her finger along the roughness of the dark green and yellow bark. She paused suddenly and took in a sharp breath of air into her lungs. There in the bark carved so long ago was a heart and in that heart was the name Ava loves Sean. Her fingers lightly traced the uneven and aged carving. His mind was suddenly transported to a different time and different life. She saw herself standing in a flowing yellow dress and watching as a young man carved into the tree. Her heart constricted as he turned his face toward hers and she looked into the beautiful blue eyes of Sean. His face lit up into a bright crooked smile and Tess felt something return to her heart that had been lost so long ago.

Tess was startled from her thoughts when she heard a voice call her by name. She shook her head of her memories then turned around to find the owner of that voice. She turned slowly then again she was lost looking into those beautiful blue eyes.

Michael and Lenny had covered almost every inch of the large royal palace. Lenny was getting tired and Michael knew he needed Liz because he was hungry too. Michael gave Lenny a little kiss on his head and told him to go to his mommy. Lenny lay in Michael’s arms and looked up at him like he knew what he had said. Michael smiled at Lenny. This time Michael thought of Liz and Max and then told Lenny to go to his mommy and daddy. This time Michael watched Lenny glow brightly in his arms then the room around him disappeared and he and Lenny appeared in front of Max and Liz. Michael smiled down at Lenny and told him that he meant for just him to go, but that would work for him too. Michael walked over to Liz and handed Lenny to her he told her that not only was he hungry he was in need of a change as well. Liz smiled at Michael and took her baby. She held hem close to her as she headed toward their room.

The elder queen of Antar had watched the child transport Michael with him and her mind began to form speculations of how powerful her grandson really was. She thought of the resources that remained on Antar. She knew from her surveillance of Kivar that his ships could not make another trip to earth. Fifty years without the power of the grinolith to rebuild his ships had left his fleet of ships aged and almost useless to Kivar. As they fought for the people of Antar fifty years ago, Kivar had killed her husband and her children. Because of the political standing of her family and the risk of a mutiny of an entire planet Kivar had granted immunity to the elder queen. She had been granted the continued use of her palace, properties and her staff. Kivar had agreed to never set foot on her properties and give her the freedom to continue with her life as queen of Antar. However, all political control would belong to Kivar. The elder queen had no choice but to agree to such a bargain. It allowed her the freedom to save her children. She had managed to get the grinolith and the essence of her children on one of her ships and sent them to earth for safe keeping until they grew into adults. During the bargain Kivar had failed to realize that the grinolith too was on the elder queen’s property. His quest for power made him act hastily and weakened him for a short time. It was a weakness that the elder queen quickly took advantage of to save her children.

Michael stood in the great hall of the palace and he somehow felt different. He could feel chill bumps cover his arms and the back of his neck. He turned slowly and there standing before him was a small women with large brown eyes. Beside her a tall man stood staring at his son. Behind them two women stood silently watching him. Michael knew these people. The memories and flashes hit him hard and fast as he stared into the brown eyes of the women who stood before him. This was his family. He knew that now. His mother’s eyes began to shine with tears as she extended her arms toward him. Slowly Michael made his way to her and allowed her to pull him into a hug. He felt his dad’s arm go around his shoulder as he hugged his mom and he heard his dad say welcome home son. He knew it then; he was home. While still hugging his mother, he looked over her head at the two young women behind her and asked them if they were his sisters. He missed Maria again when the two women squealed out and joined their mother as they all hugged their newly returned brother. Michael fought hard to control the tears that threatened to erupt from his eyes. At long last, he had a family of his own.

Max stood back and watched Liz give Lenny a bath in the large sink in their room. His heart constricted with the love he felt for his family.

It didn’t matter to him that he was now on his planet, Wherever Liz and Lenny were that was his home. Max came up behind Liz and pulled her up against his chest. He placed his hand on his squirming son and smiled at Lenny as his hands splashed playfully at the water around him. Liz asked Max to hand her a towel. Max grabbed the towel from the shelf and then opened it up. Liz placed their wet squirming son into the towel and Max wrapped him up and cuddled him to his chest. He placed an arm around Liz and they both went into their room to dress their son.

Isabelle and her mother had made plans all day for the bonding ceremony. Their people had worked hard to transform the garden for the bonding. Isabelle and her mother walked into the night together through the garden talking as they looked up at the floral decorations around them. Isabelle snapped her fingers and the whole garden lit up with sparkling lights. The lights enhanced the trees and flowers and the garden seemed to be transformed into a fantasyland. The bonding would take place the next day just as the sun began to set and the two moons of Antar lined up behind the garden to cast a glow down on the bonding couple. This bonding would be one to remember on Antar, this was the bonding of their king. Isabelle stopped and her mother watched her as she waved her hand into the air and changed the colors of the flowers that resembles roses on earth. Her mother watched her curiously and asked her why the change, the deep red color was so nice. Isabelle flashed a smile at her mom and told her that Liz preferred white roses. Her mother smiled at Isabelle, she raised her hand into the air and waved it in to an arch to change all the red flowers to white. She told Isabelle that the new queen, Liz, would have white roses for her bonding. Isabelle waved her arm into the air and changed some of the roses back. She told her mom that a little red was good. She herself liked red roses. Her mom smiled at her and told her that so did she. Isabelle looked into the Antarian night and it took her breath away at the beauty of the two moons in the sky. She looked down at her mom and told her that she really felt at home here. Her mom told her she should, this was her home.

Sean sat across the table from Tess as they ate the evening meal with his family. He couldn’t take his eyes off of her. She would look up into his eyes then he would see a blush spread across her porcelain skin, and she would drop her eyes again. Each time a wide smile would cross Sean’s face. Sean’s mother didn’t miss the way that Tess would steal little looks at Sean when he was talking with his father.

Max stood just outside of his bedchambers holding tightly to Liz. Lenny was sleeping in his crib inside. Michael stood behind Max and told him that his mother said he would not spend the night with his betrothed on the night before the bonding, and she had sent him to make sure that they did not. Max turned on Michael and told him that here on Antar he was his King. And as his king he was ordering him to leave now. He was staying with Liz. Michael gave Max a grin and said that his mother knew that he would pull the king card and she was ready for him. Michael waved his hand in the air and Isabelle stepped from the doorway into the hall and faced Max. She gave Liz an apologetic smile then she waved her hand as she caused Liz to move back out of Max’ arms and into the room. Michael pointed his hand at the door and it sealed. Max turned on Michael and told him that he wasn’t happy with this arrangement. Michael could see the tiny hint of a smile trying to escape on Max’ lips. He came up beside of Max and placed his arm around his shoulder, he told him that he and his dad as well as the other men around that palace had a bachelor party planned and his presence was required by royal decree.

The night had been long for Liz as she lay in the big bed all alone and thought of Max. She could feel him in her mind. He sent her words of love and feelings of longing to be with her. Liz smiled as she thought of him in a room full of men celebrating his last night as a single man and all he could do was think on her. She spoke out loud into the night and told Max that he should have some fun, she would be there in the morning and she would see him then. Max told her no that he was not allowed by Antarian law to lay eyes upon her again until they meet at the bonding ceremony. He felt Liz in his mind as she took in a startled breath of air and he heard her tell him that she was not of Antar, and she would not abide by the silly rules. Max grinned at the next words that entered his mind. Liz had told him to ditch the party and come back to their room. She missed him.

TBC




posted on 5-Sep-2001 10:14:01 PM by ladybug001
Horizon -(M/L)- Part 65

Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell

Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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Horizon Part 65

Max woke up early and silently made his way out of bed with Liz. Still in his boxers, he entered the hallway and headed toward the room he was supposed to stay in the night before. As he pushed the door open to the other room, he was surprised when two unfamiliar female voices said good morning in unison. Max blushed as he looked down at the two women and said good morning. The two females exchanged a smile and bowed before their king just before he disappeared behind the door to his room hiding all those muscles from their view.

Sean waited impatiently as Tess dressed for the day. He wanted to take her out and see Antar. He knew that this would not be a good day for Tess. Max and Liz although they had already cemented their relationship back on earth, today they were bonding to each other making it permanent and forever here on Antar as well as on earth. Sean looked up at the top of the steps and his heart skipped at beat when he saw Tess wearing white shorts and a light blue tank top start down the steps toward him. She blushed when she saw his eyes travel up her body and meet with hers. She told him that he made her feel funny looking at her that way. Sean quickly straightened up and stood tall as he told Tess he was sorry she was just so beautiful he couldn’t help but look at her. Tess blushed again and smiled at Sean as he looked down at her and asked her where should they go. Tess told him she didn’t know, but there was a swimming hole that she remembered and she would like to go there with him.

The elder queen sat in her room and looked out the window. Her long blonde hair was down and flowed around her shoulders. In her lap was her grandchild. His eyes were large as he watched his grandma. She would turn her attention to him and smile at the dimpled grin he gave her each time he drew her attention to him. She picked him up and looked into his tiny face. She told him that although his eyes were those of his mother, he looked so much like his daddy. She hugged him close to her chest and smelled his sweet baby smell. It had been many years since she held her own children that way. And now so many years had passed and again she held a baby with her genes in her arms. This baby was so small and so important to her people. She kissed his tiny head and told him one day he would rule on Antar. He would be strong and tall like his grandpa and he would direct his people wisely. Her grandchild would be the savior of all five planets and he would stand tall.

Lenny squirmed in her arms, and she could tell he wished for his mommy. The elder queen smiled as Lenny began to glow and disappear from her arms.

Liz was still sleeping when Lenny appeared beside her on the bed. He cried out to get her attention. Liz was on her stomach and she turned toward Lenny. He continued to cry until Liz placed her hand on him. Liz came up to a sitting position and picked Lenny up and held him up against her knees. She saw the little dimples as he smiled at her. She looked at Lenny and asked him if he had fun with his grandma. She then pulled him up to her chest and told him that she would guess he was hungry. By the way Lenny latched on she knew she had guessed correctly. Liz smiled down at Lenny while he nursed when she heard the door open and watched Max come in and quickly close the door behind him. He turned around and smiled at Liz. He loved watching her feed their son. He felt his heart constrict at the love he felt for them both. He couldn’t wait to have Liz stand beside him in the garden and become legally his wife. Liz flashed a smile at Max and told him that she couldn’t wait to be his wife either. I would be hard to keep a secret from a wife that could hear your every thought. Max grinned as he moved on to the bed with Liz and Lenny. He placed a kiss on Lenny’s little head as he nursed then brought his attention to Liz. They sat there staring into each other’s eyes and became lost in their own private thoughts.

Isabelle had been running around most of the day making suggestions and changes to the plans for the bonding. She wasn’t happy with the way the seating was set up and all the young men in the palace were running around and bending over backwards to please her and gain her attention. One young man reminded her just a bit of Alex. He was tall and dark with the most amazing sparkling blue eyes. His name she heard another young man call him Zonnie and he would steal looks at the young princess each chance he got. Isabelle herself would find herself searching the garden for him and wondering where he was. She missed Alex and she knew that was why, he reminded her of him or so she thought. But when those blue eyes of his would penetrate hers, she found it hard to breathe for just a few moments. He stirred something in her that she had never felt before. Zonnie made his way to Isabelle as she was stretched up on a chair to change the decorations. He stood behind her and when he saw her chair start to fall, his strong arms surrounded her waist and he held her against him as he slowly lowered her to the ground. Isabelle took in a sharp breath at his contact and she felt the air leave around her as he turned her slowly in his arms and asked her if she was okay. His hands were still on her waist and he had her pulled up close to his chest as he looked down into her eyes. Isabelle was sure he could see her thoughts at the way his eyes burned into hers. She placed her hands on his muscular chest and hesitated at the feel of the hard muscles beneath her hands before she pushed herself free of his arms. She thanked him for his help and told him that she was sorry to keep him from his work. Zonnie smiled down at her and told her he had no work there, he was a guest at the bonding. Isabelle blushed and told him then she was sorry again and so embarrassed. She had been ordering him around all morning. She quickly added," Why didn’t you tell me you didn’t work here?”

Zonnie stepped closer to Isabelle and towered above her as he smiled down and told her that he was having too much fun to tell her. Isabelle blushed and looked up into Zonnie’s eyes and told him that her name was Isabelle Evans and his was. Zonnie stepped back and bowed to Isabelle. He told her that he knew the Princess’s name. He raised up and met her gaze as he told her that his name was Prince Zon of the fourth planet. Isabelle felt the air leave around her again as she stood there looking into his eyes. He smiled at her and Isabelle knew that her heart might stop soon.

Prince Zon told her that maybe she should meet some of the other young men she had been ordering around all morning. Isabelle blushed deep red and said, "Oh no. Please don’t tell me.” Zonnie pointed at three young men that Isabelle had putting up decorations and told her that those three were his younger brothers. He pointed across the garden and told her that the two young men with red hair were Prince Jon and Prince Arron from the fifth planet and there he said with blonde hair that is Prince Marc of the first planet. Isabelle buried her face in her hands and tried to disappear. Zonnie looked down at her and laughed. He placed his hand on her arm and asked her if she were all right. Isabelle told him no that she was not all right. She was dying of embarrassment at the moment and right then she wanted to just disappear. She felt a tingle spread through out her body as Zonnie placed his arm possessively around her and pulled her up close to his side. He smiled down at her and told her that he would save her from disappearing and take her away from all of the young princes that she had working in the garden. Isabelle gratefully leaned into him as he guided her outside of the gate.

Sean sat upon the rocks that jetted out over the water at the swimming hole Tess had insisted on visiting. He was lost in the beauty of the spot. The sun shined down into the water and caused the golden specks within it to sparkle as it reflected the sun. Trees grew right up to the water’s edge and the green foliage dipped down shading parts of the pool. Tess made her way up beside of him and started to sit down on the rock surface. Sean told her to wait and tossed out a towel for her to sit on. Tess told him thank you. She told Sean the spot was more beautiful than she remembered. Sean watched Tess look out over the water and he thought that he had never seen her look more beautiful. The sun in her blonde hair made it shine. He asked Tess where were the guards. Tess told him they were close by in the craft waiting and watching. Sean told her that they would be safe here. Kivar didn’t know that they were on Antar. Tess asked him how he knew that. Sean sat up straight and told her that he knew. He had used his powers to implant false memories in the crewmembers. He smiled at her and told her that as far as Kivar knows, the royal four and the child are still on earth. Tess smiled at him and told him that he did okay. Sean smiled at her then looked out over the water; he asked her if she was going to get wet or what. Tess smiled at him and told him he was first. She giggled as Sean stood up and pulled her by her hand to her feet. He told her they go in together. She nodded her head yes and watched Sean take in a deep breath when she peeled the tank top over her head. As soon as her tank top hit the rock, Tess had jumped into the water and Sean just stood there with his chin dropped watching. She brought him out of his stupor when she told him to go ahead and jump in. The water felt great.

Michael had spent the day with his family. His mother and father knew that he would be leaving to return back to earth soon and they wanted to spend as much time as possible with their son. His sisters had families of their own and they had to return early that morning. They had left Michael with lot of photos of his nieces and nephews. Michael watched his dad as he taught him how to fly the hovercraft. His mother sat behind him and Michael would smile when he felt her reach out and touch his shoulder as she spoke to him. After a few miles of watching his father fly the craft, Michael told him he was ready to try. Laughter could be heard coming from the small craft as Michael roughly shifted the apparatus causing the craft to dip and fall.

Liz and Max walked hand in hand through the grass on his mother’s property. Max had Lenny held up tightly against his chest. He was sure the baby was sleeping because he had not moved in a while. He pulled Liz up close to his side and told her they needed to find a shady spot and let Lenny sleep. Liz told him that the tree over there would work. Liz held Lenny while Max took off his shirt and placed it down over the grass. Liz placed the baby down on the shirt and watched him draw his legs up under him as he sleep. She smiled at her baby. Max took a seat next to Lenny and leaned back against the smooth bark of the tree as he pulled Liz down between his legs. Liz snuggled back against his bare chest. She looked out over the property toward the palace and told Max that they had to head back soon, she had to get ready for the wedding. She stopped her self and said no the bonding. Max placed a kiss on her shoulder and told her no it was a wedding. She was going to be his queen and his wife. He turned her in his arms until he could claim her lips. Liz soon became lost in the kiss. The Antarian breeze blew softly across them as they melted together and Max moved them both until he fell backward into the grass with Liz held tightly on his chest.

TBC


posted on 14-Sep-2001 3:50:06 PM by ladybug001
Horizon -(M/L)- Part 66

Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell
Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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Horizon Part 66

Liz stood before the mirror and looked at her reflection. Her eyes were so large and innocent. She was a beautiful bride dressed in her wedding gown. Isabelle stood near and would help Liz as much as she could with her hair and makeup. When Liz went silent, Isabelle asked her what was wrong. Liz, still looking into the mirror, told her that she missed her mom and dad. She turned and looked at Isabelle and added that she always thought that Maria and Alex would be at her wedding too. Isabelle told Liz that she knew that she missed them and she wished that they all could be there too. She also wished that her mom and dad could be there for Max. She smiled at Liz then she told her that they could do it again. They could have a wedding on earth when they returned and everyone could be there then. Liz gave her a smile and told her she was right they could.

Isabelle told Liz that Antarian customs required that Max has two males stand with him at the altar and she should have two females. Liz looked concerned then she heard Isabelle say that she had asked a young women who was a cousin to stand with them if it was okay with her. Liz nodded her head yes. Isabelle hesitated a moment and Liz asked her what about another guy to stand with Max. She saw Isabelle blush then she watched Isabelle raise her eyes to hers and tell her that she had met this guy. Liz asked her what guy. Isabelle hurriedly told her that he was a prince from the fourth planet. His name was Prince Zon, but she called him Zonnie. She continued to hurriedly speak of Zonnie and Liz politely listened to her story of how they met and what she had done to him and the other prince in the palace. When Isabelle finished speaking, Liz asked her what about Alex. Isabelle lowered her eyes and spoke softly as she told Liz that she thought that she had been in love Alex, but now that she had met Zonnie, she was sure that all she and Alex were was friends. Zonnie made her feel like she had never felt with Alex. She asked Liz if she was upset because of this. Liz moved to Isabelle and gave her a hug and told her no she wasn’t upset, she was happy that she found someone that made her feel the way that Max made her feel. She asked Isabelle if this Prince would be standing with Max and Michael at the altar. Isabelle smiled brightly at Liz and told her he would be.

Max was in another wing of the palace getting ready for the wedding. Four times he had attempted the strange tie and four times he failed. Michael stood wearing a handsome dark suit and his tie too remained untied. Max heard a knock at the door and he yelled out for them to come in. Isabelle pushed the door inward. She stepped inside the room and was followed in by Prince Zon. Isabelle introduced Zonnie to Michael and Max and told them he would be standing with them. Max told Prince Zon that he was happy to meet him. Prince Zon bowed low and raised up slowly while telling Max the honor was his to meet the King of Antar and to stand with him at his bonding. Max didn’t miss the way that Isabelle stood so close to this Prince Zon and the way their eyes would meet and hold before they moved on. Michael looked at the tie on Zonnie’s suit and asked him how he did that. He couldn’t get his to work. Zonnie flashed a brilliant smile at Michael and waved his hand in the air. Michael looked into the mirror and told Zonnie thanks. Prince Zon looked at Max and watched Max nod yes as he waved his hand in the air and Max too had the perfect tie.

Max shifted from side to side as he stood in the garden beneath the sweet smell of flowers. He flashed a look at his mother and noticed how proudly she sat with her grandson in her arms. He gave her a grin and turned his attention to the palace where he knew Liz would soon appear. He could feel his heart pound as he waited for her. Michael and Prince Zon stood proudly beside of him.

The high priest of Antar would perform the bonding. He stood clothed in a tan robe bearing the insignia of his position. Max heard the music playing softly in the background. As the tone changed to indicate that his bride would soon arrive, he quickly turned his eyes toward the palace and there he lost his breath as he caught the view of Liz in her wedding dress.

A flash of regret shot through Max as he saw her walking toward him alone. He knew she wished her father were walking with her. Her thoughts were clear in his mind. His regret soon passed as he watched the most beautiful girl he had ever seen walk toward him. Her face was hidden from his view by the layers of veils that draped across her shoulders. Her dress flowed to the carpet and trailed behind her. He knew his heart would stop if he could not touch her soon. Max never saw his sister or cousin as they followed Liz down the isle because his eyes never left Liz.

As she neared him, the music continued to play. The melody was so different and so appropriate for this royal bonding. As Liz neared the steps to the altar, Max stepped down and extended his hand to his bride. Before she took it, Max paused then reached to Liz’s veil and lifted it back to reveal the face of his love. Lost in each other’s eyes, Max took her small hand in his and guided her up the steps. As the couple stood facing each other, the priest began to speak in a language neither understood. It was of no matter to them because Max and Liz stood together. Max held both of her hands in his as if Liz might run if he let her go. They were lost in each other’s eyes. They communicated within their minds. No words were needed. Max felt a tap from Michael on his shoulder and the ring as Michael pressed it into his hand. Isabelle did the same for Liz. Although they did not know the words spoken by the priest, they knew that the rings indicated their never ending love. With no beginning and no end, the rings, like their love, had no conclusion. Max paused and leaned in to give Liz a kiss on her cheek just before he took her hand and slid the golden band into place on her finger. As he did, a low rumble could be heard from the crowd because of his inappropriate kiss, but Max never heard or did he care for this was his bonding and he would kiss his bride. Their eyes never left each other’s as Max raised Liz’s hand to his lips and placed a kiss on top of the ring. A bright smile spread across Liz’s face and Max felt his heart constrict at the love he saw and felt there. The priest continued and Liz took Max’ hand and slid the matching band onto his finger. She felt the slight resistance and watched Max smiled at the panic that crossed her face. He momentarily closed his eyes and Liz felt the ring slide smoothly onto his finger. He opened his eyes and again he lost himself within her. The priest spoke but neither heard. Isabelle leaned in to Liz and told her that they both must kneel. As they both kneeled before him, the priest continued to speak and Liz held tightly to Max’ hand. The priest placed his hand lightly on top of each of their heads and the power from the priest flowed through them. Liz could feel the changes that were taking place within her. She felt Max’ soul combine with hers in a way they had never before. Her heart constricted as she felt him so much within her and for Max it was the same. The bonding ceremony was so much more than just a wedding, because Max knew that this was the way it should be. It was the way of his people. He and Liz they were as one. Two hearts, two souls combined to form one great love.

With his hand still holding tightly to hers, he stood and helped his bride rise to face him. The priest continued to speak, but the bonding within them was completed. They were one. With their eyes locked, Max’ hand extended to Liz’s face and his lips found hers. The garden to them was empty and all that mattered now was the two of them. They floated together in their minds and their lips found each others and they were lost within each other. New and incredible sensations flowed through them and flooded their senses. A glow began to form around the newly bonded couple. Not even the touch of the priest’s hand on Max’ shoulder could return him from the paradise he found within Liz. For this was like no other bonding known on Antar. This king and his queen were bonded from love and everyone in the room felt the love between them as it flowed out from the couple in the form of a green swirling glow that consumed the garden. Startled intakes of breath could be heard from the guests as the green glow touched them and they felt the love with in it. For no other royal bonding on Antar had every been like this and each person that felt it would not settle for less in their own lives than what these two had. For now they knew the feel of love and each wished to have that for themselves. The elder queen had tears in her eyes when she felt the green glow touch her. She knew that from a world so far away, her son had found his true mate and this mate would love him forever and he her.

Tess and Sean sat quietly in the hovercraft as it made it way back toward his family’s home. Each took in a startled breath of air when the green glow flowed through them. Tess had never in her whole life felt such love and tears came to her eyes because she knew that Max and Liz had completed the bonding. She also knew that she and Max never had that kind of love, the trust, the warmth from combining as one. No, they never had that. Sean closed his eyes tightly as the green glow flowed thorough him. His heart tightened at what this meant. Liz was gone forever. She belonged to Max and Max to her. The bonding was complete and Sean was amazed that so many miles away the force of their love had hit him so hard. He looked over at Tess and saw the tears in her eyes. His heart constricted and he pulled her close to his chest and cradled her in his arms. He whispered into her ear and told her that all would be well. He felt her soft sobs against his chest and his heart melted for this tiny girl. Maybe the love that flowed through him from Liz and Max had caused his heart to soften or maybe his love was awakened from a time so long ago. Because all he wanted to do was to comfort Tess and insure that she never felt pain again. He whispered into her ear and again told her that everything would be fine. He watched Tess as she raised up and met his eyes with hers and again he felt the love flow through him. His lips softly touched the sweetness of hers and together they became lost in one another. Somehow, Sean felt that he had now returned home.

Max and Liz remained locked within each other’s arms and lost themselves within in a kiss. Isabelle stood silently she was lost in Zonnie’s eyes. They and the royal couple were both in their own little worlds. Isabelle knew of the extent of her brother’s love for Liz, but until this day, she did not know how deep the river of his love ran. She felt it as it flowed through her and she knew that this is the type of love she wanted for herself. She knew now that she would settle for nothing less than what she had felt on this day of her brothers bonding. She smiled as Zonnie smiled down at her. She knew he felt it too. Her smile quickly faded and she took in sharp breath of air as she felt Zonnie enter her mind. She had never known anything like this before.

The crowd roared and applauded for their king and queen as they both broke from the kiss and came up for air. A bright blush could be seen on the queen’s cheeks as she darted a look around the applauding crowd in the garden. Max pulled her close to his side and smiled at those around him. Liz was now his forever and nothing or no one could change that now. His heart and mind was filled with the love they shared for each other. Their life was just beginning now and this new alien connection within them was truly amazing.

While his grandmother held him, Lenny had remained silent during the ceremony. With the ceremony now over, Lenny began to glow and he floated up from his grandma’s arms and toward his parents. As Lenny floated near, Max pulled his son down to him and held him close to his chest as he leaned in to claim another kiss from his bride. Again the crowd roared as the newly bonded couple kissed and this time a small blush could be seen on the face of their king. With their son between, Max buried his face in the neck of his bride and held her close to him.

On the other side of Antar, Kivar stood in his enormous room and felt a shudder flow through him. He felt the changes, and he knew not what it was from. He felt something different in the air. His life was about to change somehow. He knew that. He pulled his jacket tightly around him to ward off the chill that blew through him. He moved to the window of his castle and there he stood silently and looked out upon the vast lands before him. Something different was in the air, and he was sure that he wasn’t going to like what it was.

TBC


posted on 17-Sep-2001 7:03:25 AM by ladybug001
Horizon -(M/L)- Part 67

Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell

Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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Horizon - Part 67

Max held his son close to his chest with his left arm, while he kept his right arm around Liz. Liz smiled up at Max and he could not help but claim another kiss from her lips. Again the crowd around him roared. This time their king refused to blush as he moved back from his bride. Instead, he told the crowd that he and his queen would like for their guests to eat and enjoy the food and music. The music grew in intensity as Max made his way down the steps with his bride’s hand held tightly in his. Isabelle approached her brother and asked him if she could take Lenny. Max looked at Lenny in his arms and placed a kiss on his son’s tiny head and handed him to Isabelle. Liz stood close to Max’ side and together they watched Isabelle disappear into the crowd with their baby. They both smiled when a bright glow appeared in front of them and Lenny and Isabelle materialized. Liz reached out and took Lenny and told Isabelle that Lenny was not ready to leave his mom and dad just yet. Isabelle shook her head and told Liz that she figured that one out already. She looked at Max and told him that the transfer thing that Lenny does feels so weird. Max told Isabelle that he knew Lenny had transported him around a bit while they had been on Antar. Isabelle asked Max if he thought Lenny would be able to do that when they returned to earth and Max told her that he didn’t know. Lenny was so strong and their mother had told him that no other Antarian child had that ability only Lenny had that power.

Liz interrupted the siblings and told Isabelle that Lenny was sleeping now and she asked Isabelle if she would take him and put him down for the night. Isabelle gave Liz a bright smile and took Lenny into her arms; she told Liz that she would try.

Prince Zon stood on the top step of the altar and watched Isabelle cradle Lenny in her arms. He took in a breath at the beauty of the princess of Antar. For a brief moment he wished he could be the child held so securely in her perfect embrace. Again Prince Zon lost his breath when Isabelle raised her eyes above the child in her arms and met his gaze. His blue eyes were locked with hers as he slowly descended the steps toward her. He stopped just a few inches from Isabelle and asked her if he could escort her and the royal child to the child’s bedchamber. Isabelle’s voice was soft as she told Prince Zon that she would be staying with Lenny to insure his safety while his parents were not there. Price Zon stood tall and towered over Isabelle as he told her that he would be honored to help her guard the royal child and keep him safe. Isabelle gave Prince Zon a side ways glance as he took her arm and led her toward the palace. He heard a soft laugh come from Isabelle as she placed a kiss on Lenny’s head. Isabelle whispered to Prince Zon and told him that the King and Queen of Antar would be pleased with his efforts to protect their son.

The smell was so sweet from the flowers in the garden. The music filled the air around them. Max took his bride’s hand and led her slowly to the middle of the areas for dancing. Liz’s eyes remained locked with his as she allowed him to lead her. She felt the air grow thin around her as he pulled her close to his chest. The music swirled and flowed around them. Their bodies swayed and moved together in rhythm with the music. They were one. The dance floor filled with guests joining in to enjoy the music, but the royal couple was oblivious of anyone around them. This night was for them and them alone.

Michael stood by one of the food tables and sampled the delights in front of him. He was interrupted from his feast when a female voice asked him to dance with her. Politely, Michael placed down his plate of food and told her that his girl friend, Maria, had told him that he had two left feet and maybe he should decline her offer and save her feet. The female smiled at Michael and told him that she was his cousin Allon and she too had been told that she might have two left feet. She told Michael that maybe genetics played a part in the ability to dance. Michael extended his hand to Allon and told her that he was willing to give it a try if his cousin was. Allon gave Michael a bright smile and took his hand. Michael led her to the dance floor and told her she had been warned.

The music continued to play in the garden and the evening’s dim light turned to a darkened night. Max held his bride close to his chest as he twirled her around the dance floor. Their attention was drawn to the brilliant fire works that exploded above them and sprinkled down through the sky. The dance floor stilled and the dancers turned their attention to the sky and watched as the display of fireworks honored the royal couple. Liz snuggled her nose into the curve of Max’ neck causing him to take in a sharp breath. His arms tightened around her and he pulled her body flush with his. He was lost with the feel of Liz in his mind and in his arms. He pulled back from Liz until he could see her dark eyes. Max watched her eyes close as his head slowly descended to claim her lips. The music played, the air was sweet with the smell of flowers around them, and the fire works sprinkled and sparkled above their heads. This was their day. The day that they became one. Soon lost in the kiss they both held tightly to the other.

The elder queen watched her son and his bride and she knew that her son in this life had found the happiness he was not allowed when he was forced to marry Ava in his previous life. His life was so different then. He was always his father’s son and so serious all the time. Now she could see her son’s face light up when he looked at his bride and his son. She knew his new life with his family was what she had always wanted for her son. She smiled as she watched her son lost in a kiss with his bride.

Kivar paced back and forth in front of his over sized throne. His men stood before him and lowered their eyes as his dark glare befell them. He slammed his fist into the wall as he neared it and told them that there had to be at least one ship that could make the trip to earth and back with the child. A voice was heard from the back of the room. Kivar roared and told the owner of the voice to step forward. Men moved aside and allowed the man to step through. Kivar stood with an arrogant expression on his face and demanded that the man speak to him.

The man studied Kivar’s face for a moment. He was almost afraid to speak, then told Kivar that there were no ships in his fleet that could make the journey. His ships were done for as far as travel between galaxies. Kivar’s voice was angry when he told him that he knew this. That is why he needed the child and the grinolith. The man didn’t waver from his stance as he looked into Kivar’s cold gray eyes and told him that the elder queen had a ship ready to travel to earth. Kivar pushed aside a man standing at attention to enable him to come face to face with this speaker. He asked him how he knew this. The man stood motionless and only his eyes followed Kivar’s movement. His voice was steady as he told Kivar that he heard from someone at the market that a royal wedding was taking place as they speak and he heard that the royal child is here on Antar with his parents. Kivar whirled around and faced away from his men. A smug smile crossed his face. His voice was little more than a whisper when he said, "We did have the child." He turned around and told his men to leave; he and his generals had plans to make.

Isabelle sat with Lenny across her chest and rocked him back to sleep. Prince Zon sat across the room and watched her intently at the way she touched the royal child and kissed his cheek to get him to sleep. He could hear her speak softly to the child. His heart constricted at the sight before him. This princess was like no other he had known. He could tell that she held love for this small child and a twinge of jealousy tugged at his heart for he wished it were he she held so tenderly and he that she kissed upon the cheek. His heart did a skip when the lovely princess raised her brown eyes to his. He could get lost in those eyes. Feeling a bit uncomfortable at the intense gaze the princess was giving him, Prince Zon felt a flush rise from his neck to his cheeks. He heard a soft laugh come from Isabelle and asked her what. Isabelle broke her gaze with the young prince and told him that she should be the one blushing. Zonnie came to his feet and walked toward Isabelle. He took his hand and ran it along the smoothness of Isabelle’s cheek. A broad smile spread across his handsome face at the glow that followed his hand. This time Isabelle was the one to blush. She had felt the strange tingle that followed his touch and her mind couldn’t help but wonder what the full lips of this young prince would feel like upon hers. As if he had read her thoughts Prince Zon asked her if he could take the royal child and place him to bed. Isabelle nodded her head and handed Lenny to the prince. She watched closely as he held the child in his arms and tenderly placed him down to sleep.

"Sleep well young prince and grow strong. For your future is one that shall save us all," Prince Zon told Lenny as he tucked the blanket over the small child. Isabelle stood beside him and asked Zonnie why Lenny. Why was he the one to stop the wars? Zonnie turned to Isabelle and told her that the prophecy was well known among all five planets. He took Isabelle’s hand and led her back to the other side of the room. He stood above her and continued to speak. He told Isabelle that since Kivar started his terrible take over of Antar fifty years ago and then waged his war against the other four planets in the galaxy; the story had been told among all his people. The stories told that one day a child would be born and that child would have powers like no other child born on any of the five planets. This child would be born of the royal family of Antar and he alone would have the powers within him to not only end the wars but to take Kivar to his knees and restore not only his own but also the other four planets to the rightful leaders. Peace would once again envelop the five planets and their people would again all know the feel of peace and freedom.

Isabelle told Zonnie that he and the others that were attending the royal wedding seemed to be free to travel. Prince Zon told her that only the royal families were allowed such freedom. He dropped his eyes from hers and told her that the people of his planet as well as those of the others were forced to protect their planets and are not free to travel among them. Kivar respected their royal positions and allowed immunity to those of the royal families. The prolonged war had depleted their planets of valuable resources and their ships were old and not able to travel the great distances that the ship had traveled to bring them home to Antar. He told her that her mother had the only ship capable of making a trip to earth. Isabelle looked up to Zonnie and told him that if Kivar knew that they were there on Antar she was sure that no such immunity would be granted her or her family. She darted a look toward Lenny and then back to Zonnie, she told him that Kivar would surely hurt her nephew to maintain his position on Antar. Zonnie took Isabelle’s hand and held it up close to his heart. He told her that at this moment he would pledge before his god that he would protect her and her nephew from the wrath of Kivar should he find them.

Alex sat at the counter at the Crashdown. He turned to see Maria looking out the glass doors of the Crashdown toward the sky. He stood and made his way toward her. Maria leaned into him and said that she missed Michael and Liz. Alex told her that he knew that it had been a while since they left. He looked at his watch and told Maria it had been four weeks two days and 12 hours to be exact. Marie smiled and leaned back to look up into Alex’s blue eyes. She told him that she just wanted to know if they were safe. She wanted to know if Lenny and Liz had been saved and most of all she wanted to know if Michael was alive and well. Alex pulled Maria’s head back down to his shoulder and together they stood looking toward the heavens. He told Maria that somehow he knew that all was well with them. He just knew it. He pointed his hand toward the sky and told Maria that he felt Isabelle there and somehow he felt different toward her. Maria asked him what he meant. Alex told her that he didn’t know exactly it was just a feeling in his heart and somehow he felt it change. He said he cared for Isabelle but not the way that she felt for Michael or Liz felt for Max. Maria placed her arm around Alex’s waist and hugged him close to her. Her voice was steady as she asked Alex if maybe his feeling for Isabelle had changed because of the new girl at school. Alex remained quiet then told Maria that maybe she was the reason. He returned Maria’s hug and told her that he had never met anyone who made him feel the way that Micca, the new girl, made him feel inside. He told Maria that he didn’t want to hurt Isabelle. Maria stopped him and told him that Isabelle would understand and if she didn’t then she was glad that she was not him. Maria heard Alex say that he hoped she would understand because he could imagine the things that Isabelle would do to him if she did not.

Max and Liz stood beneath the stars and the fire works that were exploding above them. They knew that everyone had turned their attention to the king and his bride. Max hid his face into Liz’s hair and told her he knew he had to speak to his people before they could leave and be alone. He heard Liz tell him that she knew and she would be by his side. Max smiled down at her and told her that with her by his side he could do anything.

TBC


Edited by - ladybug001 on 09/19/2001 03:14:23
posted on 18-Sep-2001 9:38:52 AM by ladybug001

Author’s Note:

My soulmate and I had a wonderful time at the Beach. The sun was wonderful. We rested, we played, and we had fun. He para-sailed and I watched. He would not let me do it. He said something about hurting the unborn child or something close to that. So I got to work on my tan while he played 100 feet above the ocean.

I wish to thank Dave for posting for me while I was away. He did a great job and kept you guys from waiting for me to return. We should all thank Dave.

I came home to this great new board. I love the purple colors and I can see that a lot of hard work was put into it. I know we are all going to enjoy the new board.

Since I was away for so long, I think I will give you a preview of the next part. I plan on this part being a large one and it should be ready by Friday evening.


Samantha

Horizon - Part 68 -Preview

Max stood upon the altar with Liz close by his side. All of those in the garden turned their attention to the young king. Max looked down at Liz and gave her a small smile. The fireworks had finally died down above them and the sky was clear with the two Antarian moons visible behind the royal couple. Max looked out over the many people in the garden and opened his mouth to speak when the sky above him exploded into a bright light. His attention turned to the sky and he knew that it was not fire works. He felt it with in him. His mother’s ship had exploded in orbit around Antar. Liz felt it too and she couldn’t help the tears that began to run down her cheeks. She knew that that was her only chance to return to earth.

TBC
posted on 20-Sep-2001 5:41:55 PM by ladybug001
Horizon -(M/L)- Part 68

Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell

Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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Horizon - Part 68

Max stood upon the altar with Liz close by his side. All of those in the garden turned their attention to the young king. Max looked down at Liz and gave her a small smile. The fireworks had finally died down above them and the sky was clear with the two Antarian moons visible behind the royal couple. Max looked out over the many people in the garden and opened his mouth to speak when the sky above him exploded into a bright light. His attention turned to the sky and he knew that it was not fire works. He felt it with in him. His mother’s ship had exploded in orbit around Antar. Liz felt it too and she couldn’t help the tears that began to run down her cheeks. She knew that that was her only chance to return to earth.

Isabelle and Prince Zon sat and talked quietly as Lenny slept. They were both shaken when Lenny suddenly burst into a loud cry. Isabelle rushed to his side, but was unable to touch him. His glow grew around him until he disappeared from his crib. Isabelle turned to Prince Zon and told him that Lenny had gone to Max and Liz. They both went to the window and looked out at the pieces of the Antarian ship as they rained down and burned through the atmosphere like thousands of falling stairs. Instinctively Isabelle knew what this meant. It had to be Corek’s ship that exploded. She felt the comfort from Prince Zon as he placed his arm around her. The tears flowed down her cheeks freely as she leaned in to him for comfort. That was their only way home to earth now; she felt they were doomed to remain on Antar and never see her parents again. Prince Zon pressed Isabelle tightly against his chest. He circled her with his strong arms and held her tightly as he smoothed her hair while she cried.

Liz reached out and pulled her baby close to her chest as he materialized in front of her. Max placed his arms around Liz and the baby and held them tightly. With the bonding completed their thoughts were one, he could hear and feel her thoughts within his own mind. They had just lost their only way home and what ever occurred, he assured Liz within her mind that as long as they were together everything would be fine.

Michael moved up to join with Liz and Max and he looked toward the sky and watched the pieces of the ship burn and sprinkle down in lines of fire as they entered the atmosphere. He too felt the weight of what this meant.

Sean and Tess stood at the front of his family’s home and watched the heaven blaze with the fire of destruction. Sean’s arm tightened around Tess and he held her tightly to him. They both knew that the only way back to earth was with that one ship. Sean placed his hand under Tess’ chin and brought her eyes up to met with his. He looked into the crystal blue depth there and asked her would it be so bad to remain on Antar? He watched her eyes look deeply into his, and he heard her soft reply that it would not be so bad, but the baby should have been returned to earth to grow and then return to fulfill his destiny. She allowed Sean to pull her head down to his chest and hold her tightly against him. She could hear the steady pounding of his heart. He held her for a long moment then moved back to face her. He took her hand and told her that they had to leave now and go to the queen’s palace; the baby would need their protection too. Tess hesitated for a moment. Sean could read her eyes, he knew the palace was the last place that Tess wanted to be right now. He told her that she had a duty to the royal child, and she had to place that duty above all else and return with him to the palace. Max and Liz were in need of their help. He raised his voice slightly and added that the King and new Queen needed them to help protect their son. Tess hesitated for another moment and told him that he was right, there were more than her feelings to consider here. If Kivar had blown up the ship to keep Lenny here, he would stop at nothing to take the baby. She moved quickly then and stepped into the hovercraft before Sean and told the driver to hurriedly get them to the royal palace.

Kivar stood in the great hall of his castle and grinned wickedly at the large screen before him. His men had done well by destroying the
only ship capable of returning the royal child to earth. Now he and his generals would plan to take the child from the elder queen’s palace. Once the child was in his control then nothing could stop him from controlling the entire galaxy. He watched the glow fade from the exploding ship in space then turned his attention back to his generals. He frowned as one general reminded him that he had vowed never to set foot of the elder queen’s properties. He had granted her immunity. A wicked grin once again crossed Kivar’s face as he told his general that he would kill anyone who said he was there. Another general addressed Kivar and told him that if word got out that he breached the contract with the elder queen, the entire planet of Antar would revoke and come against him. “Then we shall destroy the familys of all those that dare to stand against me,” Kivar told him. His voice grew angry and he faced his general and told him that he did not care who must die, but he would have the child under his control.

Liz sat in the great hall of her new mother in law’s palace and held Lenny in her arms. She watched Max pace back and forth in front of her. Max was now the King of Antar and he was not sure that he was old enough or wise enough to be the King. His mother came to his side and told him that he had lived before and all that he was was still within him. He met his mother’s eyes and told her he could not remember his previous life. His mother touched her finger to Max’ temple and the finger glowed. She told her son it was there and all he had to do was reach for it and the knowledge was his. Max continued to stand motionless for a moment as his mother spoke with him. He told her that she should call her army into protect his son. His mother took a step back from her son and told him that he was the King. The army would obey him, and he was the one in control. Realization hit Max hard and without delay he began to spout out orders for the protection of his son. Michael took his place by Max’ side and told him that he would die to protect Lenny. Isabelle and Prince Zon moved to the other side of Max and they too swore to protect the child with their lives.

Liz had remained silent and watched all that conspired before her. She spoke and called Max’ name. She told him that they needed Tess to help them. They were stronger with the unit of four. As if her words were not needed, Tess arrived quickly with Sean in tow and told Max that she was there, and she was ready to do what she must to protect his son. Max gave her a grateful smile then told Liz to take the baby with his mother to the center of the palace where it was safe. Liz stood up and felt Max in her mind as he gave her directions. She looked to the elder queen and they walked together and silently down the long hallway.

The queen was silent until they reached the room. Several of the royal guards took their place out side of the door. The queen knew that her guards would not allow anyone to enter the room as long as they lived and were able fight. She worried for her children for she had seen this happen before. A mother’s worst nightmare was to see the dead bodies of her children laid out before her. She closed her eyes tightly to avoid the horror of the memory, and she prayed to her god that this would not be her fate again to watch her children die.

Lenny began to cry and Liz comforted him. She nursed her baby until his eyes closed once again in sleep. She placed him in the center on the large bed located in the room to sleep then she took a seat next to him on the bed. She leaned back against the headboard and she propelled into a funnel. Max was not surprised to see Liz projected there in that form. She stood close by his side and watched her husband intently as he made plans to protect the palace and Lenny. The elder queen stood and watched Liz sitting upon the bed with her eyes closed. She was amazed that this girl from earth had this power to project herself elsewhere for so few on Antar did. This power was mentioned in the history books, but she had not seen it in her long lifetime. She looked at Lenny on the bed and wondered what he would be like once he grew to a young man. This grandchild of hers would grow into a strong man, have powers like no other born of Antar, and he would lead Antar well.

The sky was so dark as Max stood by the window alone. Liz could not hold the projection to long and she had to return. Max watched the darkened night and thought to himself that he didn’t know if they could survive an attack from Kivar. He had already made plans to protect the palace, but he was not sure of the power that Kivar possessed. Kivar had destroyed him in his previous life, and he did not wish to have a repeat of that. He closed his eyes and tried hard to recall the events that had lead to his death in his previous life. He was shocked when the memory flooded his brain. He called out to Michael and Isabelle and then Tess, he told them to come quickly that they had to remember too and take steps to prevent the same from happening again. All four stood together as Sean and Prince Zon watched them. They both saw the faces of the royal four as the memories flooded their brains. Michael and Max moved swiftly and Tess and Isabelle were not far behind them. Sean followed and asked what was happening. Tess took him by the hand and pulled him along with her. She told him that the palace would be the death of them. They knew that there was nothing they could do to save themselves or Lenny. Even together they did not have the power to defeat Kivar. They had to get to Lenny and get him out of there quickly before Kivar arrived.

Prince Zon increased his pace and stayed along side of Isabelle. He told Isabelle that he would fight along side of her to save the child. He had sworn to protect him. Isabelle reached out and took Zonnie’s hand. Together they hurried ran hand in hand toward Lenny and Liz.

Liz knew the plan for she heard Max in her mind long before he reached the room. She was ready with Lenny in her arms. She kissed her son on the cheek as Max moved along side of her. The baby began to wake. Isabelle gave Prince Zon a last kiss and then went to her mother and gave her a hug. She told her mother that she was proud to be her daughter. Max too moved to his mother and gave her a hug. He told her that he would one day return with his son. Michael took his place behind Liz. Max to the right side and Isabelle to the left. Tess obediently moved in front of Liz and Lenny. The group formed a tight square with Liz and Lenny in the center. Tess looked at Sean standing with his eyes locked on hers. She knew she felt something for him and he for her. It would be hard to leave him behind and she wasn’t sure that she wanted to. Reluctantly, she dashed a look to Max and saw Max nod yes. Tess slowly moved away from Lenny and stood beside of Sean. Sean wrapped his arm around her and held her tightly to him. Prince Zon spoke and asked the young King if he would be allowed to take her place. Isabelle smiled at Prince Zon as Max nodded yes to him and he took Tess’ place in front of Liz and Lenny. Price Zon asked that the elder Queen of Antar inform his father the King that he was following his destiny and he had sworn to protect the royal child. He watched the elder queen as she spoke and told him that she would tell his father. She added that his father would be proud of his son and his noble actions. Prince Zon smiled at her and then turned his attention to Lenny.

Liz continued to wake Lenny and she watched his little dimples appear as he smiled up at her. She wasn’t sure that Lenny could do this. Max instructed them all to place a hand upon the baby and think of the Crashdown and Lenny’s grandparents. He told them to allow Lenny to draw power from them. He continued to tell them to clear all fear from their minds and think only of the Crashdown and Liz’s parents. Zonnie entered Isabelle’s mind and obtained the image. He combined his power with theirs and together the five thought of earth. With the combined powers of those touching him and his own, Lenny began to glow brightly and a glow formed around the small group. Sean held Tess tightly in his arms as he watched the glow consume all six in the group. The glow grew so bright that they had to divert their eyes from it. Then the light faded and they were gone. The room was empty now only Sean and Tess and the crying elder queen remained. The elder queen cried and wished that her children would be returned safely to earth. She would once again see her children before she died. She swore that she would.

A great noise was heard around the palace. Sean told the Queen that if he had not missed his guess that would Kivar pounding down the door. The elder queen regained her composure and walked proudly toward the great hall. She instructed her guards to allow Kivar and his men to enter her home. She turned back and looked at Sean and Tess. She waved her hand in the air and they were dressed in wedding attire. Sean grinned down at Tess and told her that he was willing if she was. The elder queen walked with her head held high as she entered the great hall of her palace. In the great hall, Kivar stood dressed in his finery. He asked her to give him the child. The elder queen played her part wisely. She told Kivar that the royal couple had not yet been bonded and a child was far off from coming. Sean squeezed Tess’ hand and she knew not to reveal her true name. Tess went to Kivar and told him that she was pleased that a great leader such as he had come so far to attend her bonding. She added that her father the king of the fourth planet would be pleased. Kivar stood back and looked up and down Tess. He said her that the King of the fourth planet had only four sons. Tess gave him a smile and then closed her eyes. Kivar stood before her and told her that he was mistaken he had forgotten that the youngest was yet indeed a girl.

Kivar turned his attention to the elder queen and asked her if her grandson had been in this castle. The elder queen was quite an actress because she told Kivar that he knew she had no children to give her a grandchild because he himself had watched them die at his hand. Sean stood in the back and closed his eyes. Kivar and his men remained motionless for the longest of time while Sean loaded their minds with false memories, then Kivar shook his head and turned to his generals. He asked them what they were doing at the Antarian Queen’s palace. Tess spoke quickly and told him that he had been invited to their wedding. She and Sean would be bonded on this night. Kivar turned to Tess and took her hand. He brought it up to his lips and placed a kiss on the back of her hand. He told her that he wished the princess a happy life with her husband, but he had to leave. He had a contract with the Antarian Queen that would not allow him to stay on her properties, and he had to leave quickly to avoid any problems. Kivar bowed low to the elder queen and asked for her forgiveness for his intrusion on her lands. With his generals close behind him, Kivar raised up and headed toward the door.

The elder queen chuckled to herself as she watched Kivar leave. She looked to Tess and Sean once the door closed behind Kivar and thanked them for what they had done. She noticed how Sean pulled Tess close to his side, and she watched Tess look up at Sean with love in her eyes. She looked toward the garden and told them that Kivar was expecting a royal bonding to take place in that garden soon. He might have left a guard to report back to him. Sean swallowed then moved down to one knee in front of Tess. Tess surprised look down at him and then dropped down to her knees with him to give him a hug. The love had returned from a life so long ago. Sean stood and took Tess’ hand and pulled her to her feet. He addressed the queen and told her that he and his bride would have a royal wedding for Kivar’s men to view. The elder queen smiled at the young couple before her and her heart lightened, because tonight an old wrong would be righted.

TBC

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Author’s Note: I am not sure when I will have the opportunity to write more of Horizon. My soulmate and I are moving and it will take a lot of my time with the packing and unpacking.

I wish to thank everyone for the feed back and all of their kind words along the way. It is what kept me writing this story.

Thanks again,

Sam

posted on 17-Oct-2001 9:14:59 PM by ladybug001
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Author's Note:
Sorry for the long delay in getting the next part ready for post. It is my hope to have the part ready by Saturday or Sunday. Until then, I have a preview.

Samantha
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Horizon Part 69 - Preview

Liz held tightly to Lenny as the bright glow flowed from her son to consume them all. She could feel the power come from him and combine with the others around her. This time the transport felt different. Lenny was taking five people with him. Like volts of electricity, she could feel the enormous power as it flowed through her body. She held tightly to her son and concentrated on the Crashdown and her Mom and Dad. Bright lights sparkled around them. Swirling and twinkling as they passed them by. The air swished and roared in their ears. Liz could feel Max’ arm placed securely around her waist, and she saw how his hand glowed over Lenny’s small chest. Michael pressed tightly behind her with one hand on her shoulder and the other arm over her other shoulder where he held on to Lenny’s small legs and his hand too glowed brightly as he allowed Lenny to pull power from him. Isabelle had her arm also around Liz. Her hand glowed brightly where she touched Lenny’s little head. Liz could also see that Prince Zon held one of his arms securely around Isabelle and his other hand was holding and glowing brightly on Lenny’s arm.

The light grew brighter around them until they could no longer see and then it quickly dimmed. Liz and the small group around her took in a breath as the backroom of the Crashdown materialized around them. Lenny had done it. He had brought them home.


posted on 20-Oct-2001 8:24:42 PM by ladybug001
Horizon -(M/L)- Part 69

Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell

Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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Horizon Part 69

Liz held tightly to Lenny as the bright glow flowed from her son to consume them all. She could feel the power come from him and combine with the others around her. This time the transport felt different. Lenny was taking five people with him. Like volts of electricity, she could feel the enormous power as it flowed through her body. She held tightly to her son and concentrated on the Crashdown and her Mom and Dad. Bright lights sparkled around them. Swirling and twinkling as they passed them by. The air swished and roared in their ears. Liz could feel Max’ arm placed securely around her waist, and she saw how his hand glowed over Lenny’s small chest. Michael was pressed close behind her with one hand on her shoulder and the other arm over her other shoulder where he held on to Lenny’s small legs and his hand too glowed brightly as he allowed Lenny to pull power from him. Isabelle had her arm also around Liz. Her hand glowed brightly where she touched Lenny’s little head. Liz could also see that Prince Zon held one of his arms securely around Isabelle and his other hand was holding and glowing brightly on Lenny’s arm.

The light grew brighter around them until they could no longer see and then it quickly dimmed. Liz and the small group around her took in a breath as the backroom of the Crashdown materialized around them. Lenny had done it. He had brought them home.

The Crashdown was dark as the young group of teens looked around them. Max snapped his fingers into the air and the lights came on and flooded the room with brilliant light. They were all startled when Jeff Parker appeared at the top of the steps holding a baseball bat high in the air.

Liz was holding tightly to Lenny when her dad’s eyes came upon her. Tears were in her eyes. Jeff slowly dropped the baseball bat to his side and yelled back into the apartment to Nancy and told her to come on down. His voice lowered, and he told her the kids were home with Lenny. A loud squeal could be heard from the apartment then Nancy pushed Jeff aside and pounded down the steps toward Liz. Liz still had Lenny in her arms as her Mom hugged her. Lenny must have felt a little pressure because he glowed brightly and Nancy moved back and took her glowing grandson into her arms.

“You have grown so much Lenny,” Nancy told him as she hugged him against her chest. Jeff came along her side and looked at Lenny then to Liz and Max. Liz was in his arms in a matter of seconds. Max stood back with Isabelle, Michael, and Prince Zon. Jeff spoke to Max and shook his hand as he thanked him for bringing his baby and grandson home. He moved to Michael and also shook his hand and thanked him. Isabelle gave Jeff a hug and told him that she wanted to introduce him to her friend Zonnie.

Jeff looked at prince Zonnie then shook his hand. He asked him if he was like the others. Confused Zonnie looked to Isabelle. Isabelle told Jeff that Zonnie was like them. He was an alien. Jeff then asked the kids to come up to the apartment. He looked toward Max and told him that they should call his parents; they would want to know that their children were home. Jeff placed his hand on Max’ shoulder and told him that he wanted to hear everything about how he saved his daughter and his grandson.

Maria was the first to arrive at the Crashdown. Michael’s eyes lit up as he watched her swing the door open to the apartment. He was standing as she flew through the air toward him and knocked him backward on to the sofa with her across his chest. They didn’t care that all eyes were on them as they became lost in a kiss. Prince Zon broke the moment when he looked to Isabelle and asked her if that was Michael’s betrothed. Isabelle took Zonnie by the arm and told him that he had a lot to learn here on earth.

Isabelle was interrupted when her parents appeared in the doorway. From the look of it, Diane had been crying all the way over. Tears were running down Isabelle’s cheeks as she ran to her mother and embraced her in a hug. Her dad placed his hand on Isabelle’s shoulder and patted her back lightly as she hugged her mother. His eyes went to Max. Max moved to his father and was not surprised when his dad pulled him into a hug. Phillip looked over Max’ shoulder to Lenny in Nancy’s arms. He told Max that he knew that he would bring them home. He stood back from Max and kept his hand on Max’ shoulder as he told him that they all looked tired. They should get some rest then he wanted to hear everything in the morning.

Nancy looked at Max and Liz then at Michael and Isabelle. She told them that they all looked dressed for a wedding. Liz smiled at Max then told her Mom that she and Max had just gotten married on Antar; Maria could be heard screaming above the others. “ You got married without me Liz”. She was then hugging the life out of Liz. Zonnie stood back and watched all the strange earth customs unfold in front of him. Isabelle took his hand and told him that he would get used to it. Zonnie looked into her eyes and told her that he was going to like this earth.

Silently, Alex stood in the open doorway of the Parker’s apartment. He watched Isabelle hold on to Zonnie’s hand as he slowly and nervously moved into the room. Isabelle moved from Zonnie to Alex and gave him a hug. She told Alex that there was someone she wanted him to meet. Alex was cautious as he moved back from Isabelle. He looked at Zonnie and shook his hand as Isabelle introduced them. He was at a loss for words when Zonnie asked him if he and Princess Isabelle were to be bonded. Alex cleared his throat loudly and stole a look at Isabelle as he told Prince Zon that he and Isabelle were just friends. Zonnie slapped Alex hard on the back and told him that in that case he was very happy to meet him. Isabelle beamed as she watched Zonnie and Alex shake hands.

Nancy hurried about the kitchen and prepared coffee and snacks for their children. Diane buzzed around and helped out while Phillip and Jeff talked with Max and Michael about what had happened during their absence.

When Lenny fell asleep, he was put to bed in Liz’s old room. Prince Zon was concerned that the baby was alone and asked permission to sit and watch over the royal child. Isabelle smiled at him and told him that the baby would be fine here on earth. She squeezed his tense arm and told him to relax.

The morning light began to filter into the window of the Parker’s apartment.
Everyone had talked all night. Nancy could see that everyone was tired and in need of sleep.

Diane and Phillip asked Isabelle and Zonnie to go home with them. Phillip grinned at Isabelle as she took Zonnie's hand. He told her that Zonnie could take Max’ old room and they should get some sleep. He added that school could wait a couple of days. Zonnie smiled at Isabelle and asked her if the Princess had to go to school? Phillip patted Prince Zon on the back as he went out the doorway with Isabelle and asked him if he went to school on Antar. Zonnie looked surprised at Phillip and told him that he was a son of the king of the fourth planet and he had tutors. He did not go to school. Phillip looked Zonnie inthe eyes and told him that here on earth he would go to school. He added, “ How old are you son?” Isabelle laughed as Zonnie pulled her close to his side.

Max watched Liz as she took dishes to the kitchen. Maria and Michael had left a few minutes earlier to his apartment. Maria had kept it ready for his return. Liz felt Max’ eyes on her and turned and gave him a smile. Max stood and took Liz by the hand and led her back to her room. Lenny was still sleeping in Liz’s bed. Liz placed a soft kiss on Lenny’s head as Max opened the window. Quietly, Max helped Liz out side. The sun was just topping the horizon as Max pulled Liz into his arms and claimed her lips.

The sun rose above the horizon as the royal couple stood in their wedding attire on the balcony where they had first kissed. Max waved his hand into the air and the window on Liz’s room locked. Liz gave Max a smile as he helped her down the ladder and across the street to their apartment. Once inside Max waved his hand and the door to their apartment opened up. He reached down and scooped his bride into his arms. “It is tradition to carry the bride across the threshold Liz”, Max told her as he carried her back toward the bedroom. Max placed Liz slowly upon the bed and looked down at the beauty before him.

Liz gave him a smile and told him to hold on, she had to tell her mom to watch Lenny. Max watched Liz close her eyes, and he knew she was projecting herself to her parent’s.

Nancy stood before the sink in her kitchen and heard Liz call her name. Liz stood waiting for her mother to answer her. When she had her mother’s attention, she told her that she and Max were across the street in their apartment and asked her to watch the baby. Nancy watched in amazement as Liz disappeared before her eyes.

Max had removed his shirt and was watching and waiting for Liz to return. Liz took in a sharp breath as she saw Max reach for the button on his slacks. They were home now. They were safe. Lenny would be safe.

Max stood and looked down at Liz lying on the bed. He gave her a slow smile then waved his hand and the wedding dress Liz wore was now on the floor beside the bed. Liz was before him beautiful and laying on the bed in only her undergarments. Her hair flowed over the pillow. He loved seeing her this way. She was so beautiful and so his. He moved slowly up and over her body and propped himself up above her on his elbows. His eyes, unyielding, were locked with hers. Liz blushed just a bit at his intense gaze, and she watched a smile appear on his face. Her voice was little more than a whisper when she asked him what. Max placed a hand along side of her face and gently ran his thumb across the blush on her cheek. He placed a soft kiss on her cheek and told her that she was his blushing bride. Liz gave him a smile and told him that she was his bride, but after they had a baby together, she was no longer a blushing bride. Max cut her words short when he stole her lips in a heated kiss. He moved back slowly from Liz and again met her eyes. Right away, a blush rose up from her neck and across her checks. Max softly told her she was his blushing bride. He placed a kiss in the curve of Liz’s neck and then kissed the goose bumps that appeared as Liz shivered from his kiss. As Max kissed a fevered path back up Liz’s neck to her lip, Liz placed her arms around Max’ shoulders and gently pulled him down to her until he lowered his weight upon her. They were lost within each other as their bodies heated with the passion between them.

Prince Zon sat in the backseat of the Evans’ car with Isabelle pulled up close to his side and his arm wrapped around her. He watched the alien buildings and trees go by as the car moved slowly toward the Evans’ home. Isabelle smiled up at him when he asked her why the craft remained in contact with the ground below as it advanced. Isabelle smiled as she told Zonnie that he was not on Antar anymore. Zonnie leaned forward in the seat and told Phillips that he could help him with the craft if he would allow it. Before Phillip could ask what he meant, Zonnie moved his hand into the air and the car lifted effortlessly into the air. Diane gasped. Isabelle laughed as she heard her father tell Zonnie to put the car back down on the road.

Michael held Maria in his arms and kissed the top of her head while Maria fumbled in her overstuffed purse looking for the keys to his apartment. When he saw how flustered she was getting, he waved his hand across the lock and pushed the door open behind Maria. Maria just looked up at him and then tiptoed up and gave him a kiss on the lips. She moved back down quickly and told him thanks. Michael scooped Maria, purse and all into his arms, and carried her into the room. He placed her down slowly while allowing her body to slide deliciously down his. His body was already aroused with her closeness. Michael then leaned down and whispered to Maria that she had no idea how much he missed her. Maria wrapped her arms around Michael and held tightly to him as she told him that she missed him too. Michael moved his lips to Maria’s cheek and kissed the small dimple there. His voice was coarse and sexy as he told her to show him how much.

Alex stood on the porch of Micca’s parent’s house. He had not slept all night while he caught up with his friends, but he wanted to see Micca before he went home to change for school. Alex stood with one hand leaned against the doorframe and waited for someone to answer the door. He took in a sharp breath as Micca slowly opened the door. She was wearing a pink tank top and her PJ bottoms. Her hair was messed from sleep and Alex thought he had never seen anyone look as good as she did at that moment. Micca started to say good morning to Alex, but never got the chance. Alex pulled Micca into his arms and kissed her until she pulled away breathless. As he held her tightly against his chest, he asked her if she would like to go to breakfast with him.

Jim Valenti and Kyle sat at their table and Kyle watched his dad place down a plate of pancakes in front him. Jim told Kyle that he didn’t want to wake him last night; Jeff Parker had called and told him that Max had returned with Liz and her baby. They were all fine. Kyle placed his fork down on the plate and asked his dad where was Tess. Jim told him that Tess had remained on her planet. He watched Kyle pick his fork up again when he told him that she had found her old boyfriend and she stayed to be with him. Kyle told his dad good for her. He added that she deserves to be happy. She was never happy here on earth. He shoved a mouthful of pancakes into his mouth and then told his dad at least he wouldn’t be giving up his room again.

Lenny woke alone in Liz’s room and cried out for his mommy. His little body started to glow just as Nancy entered the room and watched him disappear.

“ Yes Mom Lenny is here and he is fine”, Liz told her mom over the phone.

The sun was going down in the sky before Max and Liz came out of their apartment. They stood hand in hand in front of the UFO Center. Max had Lenny in one arm up against his chest. Lenny made little gibberish noises as his daddy held him in the evening sunlight. Nothing had changed in the time they had been gone. The town and the Crashdown were the same. The air was clear and their future awaited them. Lenny had many years to grow before the worry of Kivar or Antar would come back to them. Max smiled as Liz entered his mind. She told him that when the time came they’d would both return to Antar with Lenny. But now, they would love him, protect him, and watch him grow. Liz felt a chill spread through her, and she pulled her sweater tighter around her. She looked to Max and told him that it had turned cold in Roswell while they were gone. Max placed his arm around her waist and pulled her close to his body. He told her maybe a little. Liz turned around and looked down the street. The chill spread through out her body once more. She hugged her arms around herself as they crossed the street toward the Crashdown.

Max held the door to the Crashdown open as Liz went inside. Lenny was awake and ready to play when he heard his grandma call his name. Max dropped his head in defeat as Lenny disappeared from his arms and reappeared in Nancy’s. Liz looked up at Max and told him they were going to have to do something about that before someone saw. Max pulled Liz in close to his side and told her he would, but right now Lenny was just a baby. He had many years to learn.

Across the street a dark figure stood unseen and watched the young couple enter the Crashdown. He held a cell phone to his ear and said, “They are here on earth. Yes, the royal child, he is with them”.

TBC

posted on 3-Nov-2001 7:20:52 PM by ladybug001
Part 70 Preview

“Max you go on to school with out me. You’re already late.” Liz told him as she held Lenny in her arms. She was looking down into Lenny’s dark eyes as she spoke. Max came along side of her and told her that he would stay home too. Liz told him no she would try again.

Nancy stood at the sofa in her apartment and waited. Liz placed Lenny into her mom’s arms and told her she was sorry. Nancy just cuddled Lenny to her chest and gave him a kiss on his little head. Max pulled Liz quickly away and placed an arm around her as he led her toward the door.

As the door closed behind them. Liz stopped and told Max that she wanted to wait just a few moments. Just in case she added. Max turned Liz to face him and pulled her up close to his chest. He placed a kiss on Liz’s forehead and moved back so he could see her face. He told her that Lenny would be okay with her mom while they were at school. He placed a quick kiss on Liz’s lips and told her that Lenny would stay this time. Liz looked up at Max as Lenny appeared in her arms. She asked Max if he was sure. Max took Lenny from Liz and told her to go to the jeep; he was going to have a talk with his son.

TBC

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Author's note:

I haven't done this in a while, post a preview, so I will now.

Angelwing Lenny is about five months now.

Sam


*happy*
posted on 4-Nov-2001 8:13:12 PM by ladybug001
Title: Horizon
Author: Ladybug
Category: M/L

Disclaimer: I own nothing in regard to Roswell

Summary: Horizon, prospect, possibility, opportunity, and hope they all mean the same thing. It means that the future is never set.

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Horizon Part 70

On the first day back at school, Roswell High was buzzing with students hurrying in to find their homerooms. Prince Zonnie stood in the hallway and watched the many students ignore him and hurriedly brush by. He was the son of a king and this behavior seemed quite odd to him. He would never get used to being ignored. Isabelle made her way though the crowd and placed her hand on Zonnie's arm. Zonnie was quick to flash her a brilliant smile. He leaned down until his lips were almost touching Isabelle’s ear and asked her what should the son of a king do when he finds himself on another planet and lost among the many occupants of the public school system. Isabelle placed her arm on Zonnie's and led him down the hallway. She told him that he should stay close to her until she could teach him the ropes. Zonnie stopped walking and confused asked Isabelle why there would be ropes in school? Isabelle looked up at Zonnie and laughed as she told him that it was just a figure of speech. She continued by telling Zonnie that she would explain later. At that moment one of Isabelle’s friends yelled across the hall that she wanted to meet the new guy. Isabelle shot her a heated glance and Zonnie watched as the girl’s books flew from her arms and scattered across the busy hallway. Zonnie looked down at Isabel and asked her if she did that. Isabelle looked into his eyes and told him that maybe she did. Isabelle adjusted her own books in her arms then allowed Zonnie to take them from her. Zonnie moved closer to Isabelle and whispered to her so only she could hear. He told her that her father and the king of Antar had instructed him not to use his gifts while around people and maybe the princess had not heard those instructions. Isabelle stopped suddenly and faced Zonnie. She looked up into his eyes and told him that was part of the ropes she was talking about. Zonnie placed his arm around Isabelle’s waist and continued walking with her down the hallway. He told Isabel that he would be looking forward to learning these earth ropes.

“Max you go on to school without me. You’re already late.” Liz told him as she held Lenny in her arms. She was looking down into Lenny’s dark eyes as she spoke. Max came along side of her and told her that he would stay home too. Liz told him no she would try again.

Nancy stood at the sofa in her apartment and waited. Liz placed Lenny into her mom’s arms and told her she was sorry. Nancy just cuddled Lenny to her chest and gave him a kiss on his little head. Max pulled Liz quickly away and placed an arm around her as he led her toward the door.

As the door closed behind them, Liz stopped and told Max that she wanted to wait just a few moments. Just in case she added. Max turned Liz to face him and pulled her up close to his chest. He placed a kiss on Liz’s forehead and moved back so he could see her face. He told her that Lenny would be okay with her mom while they were at school. He placed a quick kiss on Liz’s lips and told her that Lenny would stay this time. Liz looked up at Max as Lenny appeared in her arms. She asked Max if he was sure. Max took Lenny from Liz and told her to go to the jeep; he was going to have a talk with his son.

Liz smiled at Max standing at the top of the steps with Lenny held out so he could see his tiny face. He was telling Lenny that he and his mommy had to go to school, and he had stay with his grandma. Lenny was fascinated with his daddy’s face and made little gibberish noises as Max spoke to him. Liz grinned and shook her head as she headed on out to the jeep. Max continued to talk with Lenny as if he understood him. “I know Lenny that you’re only a baby and you probably don’t know a word that I am saying, but you have to allow your mommy to go to school. She will back in only a few hours. Then Lenny she is all yours.” He continued. Lenny continued to look at his dad and make little noises. Nancy appeared at the door and asked Max if he wanted her to try again. Max gave Lenny a kiss on his forehead and handed him to Nancy. He told Lenny to stay with his grandma and he and his mommy would return soon. Nancy told Max that Lenny would be fine if he would just stay put. Max gave Nancy a grateful smile and headed down the stairway to the jeep.

“Space boy, have I told you today that I love you?” Maria stood just a few feet from Michael. Michael’s face lit up with a smile and he closed the space between them. He held Maria close to his chest as he told her that she had told him today, but he loved hearing her say it. Maria rose up on her tiptoes and gave Michael a sweet kiss on the lips. She told him that the late bell had already rung out and they better get to class.

Two months later on Antar:

Tess sat in a darkened room. Warm water surrounded her. The fragrance of honeysuckle and roses in spring filled the air. A warm glow shined through the hazy mist and swirled in the room. The pain consumed her and her tiny form tightened with her screams. A soft voice spoke to her and told her that she was doing fine. His strong hands were placed firmly on her knees and his heart was breaking at the pain he saw in Tess’ face. Tess looked at Sean through damp bangs that slightly covered her eyes, and she shook her head from his hand as he attempted to brush the damp hair away from her face. “Easy for you to say Sean.” She curtly blurted out as the pain eased. Soothingly, Sean told her that everything was fine and it would all be okay soon. His heart broke as Tess’ screams echoed off the walls. A small head appeared beneath the water and Sean placed his hands on either side of the head. As he raised the tiny bluish body from the water feet first, he smiled at the blood-curdling scream that came from his baby girl as she took her first breaths of air. Tess reached for the baby and Sean placed her into her mommy’s arms. He told Tess that the baby was beautiful as he placed his hand on his daughters back and allowed the green glow to cover him as well as Tess. As the glow faded, Tess looked down at her tiny baby girl and then up to Sean. She told him that their daughter would one day be the Queen of Antar. Sean ran his hand over his baby girl’s head and told Tess that she could only be queen if she married the king. Tess told Sean that her daughter would. She would see to it. Sean exited the tub and reached in and lifted his wife and baby from the water. He held them close as he told Tess that his daughter would marry for love. Tess waved her hand and she and the baby were dry. Sean placed them both on the bed and helped Tess dress in a gown. He then took his tiny daughter into his arms and wrapped her warmly in clothing and blankets. He placed a kiss on her tiny head and told her she was beautiful just like her mom. Tess reached her arms out toward Sean for the baby and asked him to give her their daughter. Sean placed the baby in Tess’ arms and then took a seat on the bed beside them. He leaned back against the headboard and looked down at his family. He placed his arm behind Tess and held her close to him. He asked Tess what they would name the baby. Tess told him that the baby had already picked a name her name was Allina. Sean rubbed his hand across the soft blonde hair on his daughter's head and told Tess that the name was beautiful too.


“Maria this is just…just dumb, Max and I are already married. We married on Antar,” Liz said as she stood before the mirror and looked at Maria’s reflection. Maria was adjusting the flowers in Liz’s hair and she told her that it was not dumb. She added that she or her parents were not there on Antar to see the wedding and now she could be there and stand with her here on earth. Liz watched Maria fiddle with her hair until she could not stand another readjustment. Maria’s mouth fell open when Liz waved her hand over her hair and it became perfection. Maria just looked at Liz and told her she could have saved a lot of aggravation if she had just done that to start with. Liz smiled at her and told her she didn’t want to ruin her fun.

Isabelle stood in the doorway wearing the same deep purple dress that Maria wore. She looked at Maria in the mirror then stepped along side of her. As they both looked in the mirror, Isabelle told Maria that they looked like bookends and that would never do. Isabelle waved her hand over her floor length dress and changed the design while leaving the deep purple color. Maria chirped up and told Isabelle that she wanted the alterations done to her dress too, but without the straps and change the hem. Isabelle smiled at Maria and waved her hand over Maria’s dress and the changes in design were beautiful. Now each dress suited the wearer’s style and the rich purple color tied the two together.

Liz smiled at her friends and told them if they had finished redesigning their outfits, she could use a little help. Isabelle looked at Liz dressed in white and beautiful with her dark hair laced with flowers. Liz told Isabelle that something was not right, and she watched as Isabelle walked around her and told her she had it. Isabelle waved her hand over Liz’s dress and the color changed to a more appropriate aged white. Perfect Liz squealed as she saw her reflection in the mirror.

Her mom chose that moment to appear in the doorway, she gave Liz a hug and then brought out a pearl necklace from her purse. As she placed them around Liz’s neck, she told her that her grandma Claudia had given her the pearls on her wedding day and now she wanted to give them to her. Tears were in Liz’s eyes as she touched the pearls and thanked her mother. Her mom told her that now she had something old and she and her dad wanted to give her something new. Nancy removed a jewelry box and handed it to Liz. Liz opened it and told her mom they were beautiful. Her mom took the pearl and diamond ear rings from the box and helped Liz place them on.

Max stood at the altar with Michael and Zonnie once again by his side. His Dad and Mom sat in the front row of the church and they both looked proudly at their handsome son. Lenny was sleeping and cuddled in Nancy’s arms. Max flashed a smile at his son and then as the music began to play, his eyes were drawn to the back of the church. Isabelle came slowly down the aisle carrying white roses. She was beautiful as she smiled at Zonnie and gracefully took her place at the altar. Maria caused Michael to take in a sharp breath as he watched her float down the isle with white roses in her arms. His eyes couldn’t leave her and right then he decided that it would be him next that stood waiting for his bride. Maria took her place at the altar and Michael couldn’t help but to move over to her and give her a quick kiss. He fell back into place as the music changed.

Max’ eyes were glued to the doorway as he waited for his bride. She took his breath away as she appeared proudly holding onto her dad’s arm. She was the most beautiful bride Max had ever seen. He had thought that there was no way she could look more beautiful than she did when she bonded with him on Antar, but he was mistaken. Her dark hair and creamed colored dress were perfection. His eyes found hers as she slowly walked toward him, neither could look away. Their thoughts were one. She gracefully allowed Max to take her hand. As he pulled her close to him, she heard her dad say that her mother and I give our only daughter Liz to be Max’s wife. Liz could tell that the words were hard for him to say and she gave her dad a hug just before he moved away to take a seat next to her mom. As the priest spoke Max held both of Liz’s hands in his and they were both lost within one another. The world around them faded away and only the two of them existed. Max was momentarily brought out of his trance when Michael tapped his shoulder and handed him a ring. With their minds as one they both repeated the steps and placed rings upon each other’s hands. The ceremony continued and they both were kneeling when Max stood up first and helped Liz to her feet. He held her tightly to him and he felt her melt into him as they became lost within the kiss. As it was with their bonding on Antar, a green glow began to form around the couple.

Isabelle was quick to raise her hand and the glow faded but not before it spread out and touched Maria. Maria took in a breath and held it as the love washed through her. She knew that Max and Liz loved each other, but to feel it was amazing. Her eyes met with Michael’s and she knew he was feeling it too. She could see it in his eyes.

Kyle and Alex served as ushers and they both sat with their dates in the front row of the church. As the glow touched Kyle he said a loud WOW and drew the attention of the crowd. Alex held on to Micca’s hand and squeezed it tighter as the love passed through him. He had never felt such love before, and he wanted that too with Micca.

Phillip and Diane held hands as they watched their son kiss his bride. The green glow they saw form around the couple they knew was from what their son was. They each took in a sharp breath as the green glow touched them and the love Max had for Liz flowed through them. Phillip placed his arm around Diane and pulled her close to him.

Nancy held Lenny close to her chest and she watched her daughter with tears in her eyes. She could have sworn that a glow began to form around the newlywed couple and the glow filtered out in the form of a faint glowing ring that flowed throughout the room. As the glow touched her, she took in a startled breath. She heard those around her do the same. She felt the love that her daughter had for Max and Max for Liz and she finally knew what they were together. She took a look at Jeffery and he smiled at her for he felt it too. She was brought out of her thoughts when she heard someone speak and introduce the newlyweds as Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Evans.

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A young man with soulful eyes stood silently in a busy hallway and watched a young girl as she took her books from a locker. He was 16, his sophomore year at Roswell High, and he swore to himself that this year he would get up the nerve to speak to her. He was brought out of his thoughts when his younger brother came up to him and told him that he should go over to her and say hi and ask her out.

Lenny looked at his younger brother, Jeff, and told him that he was not like him, and he could not just go over to her and say hi. Jeff looked up at his brother and told him that unless he made a move, she would never give him a second look. Lenny ran his hand through his dark hair and told his brother that he knew why he couldn’t just go and say hi. They were both different, and he even more so because he had the future of five planets on his shoulders. Jeff patted his brother on the back and told him that if he had the powers that he did, he would have every girl in school groveling at his feet. Jeff noticed the distressed look on Lenny’s face and then told him that being different; it never stopped their dad from going out with their mom. A slow half smile appeared on Lenny’s handsome face and he told his brother yeah that he was right and he guessed it didn’t.

At that moment, Lenny felt a small hand touch his forearm and a shiver spread though out his body. Lenny turned slowly and lost his breath as his eyes met with hers, She was so small and tiny that her head barely came up to his chin. He forced the air into his lungs as he lost himself within her clear blue eyes. She too could not seem to break the eye contact. She spoke to him and her voice strummed across his senses and again he felt the shiver spread slowly down his spine.

“You have the most amazing eyes, and I wanted to meet you,” her soft voice said as she maintained eye contact. Lenny took in a breath and smiled down at her. His voice was soft as he told her that he wanted to meet her too. Jeff looked from one to the other; he then smiled broadly, dusted his hands together and told them that his work was done here. Lenny barely noticed that his brother had walked away. He would have to thank him later. Lenny reached out and took her small hand in his and held it. As his large hand encircled hers, he could feel how small and fragile she was. But that was not the amazing thing; the amazing thing was the surge of electricity that seemed to flow between them. The young women asked him if he had a name and Lenny, so much like his father, looked deeply into her eyes; and he told her his name was Len. She remained lost in his eyes for the longest of time, and then she told Lenny that they would be late if he didn’t release her hand and allow her to go to class. Lenny shook his head and shyly looked down at her and told her he was sorry as he slowly released her hand. She gave him a big smile and told him no problem. She then asked him which class he was going to. He told her biology was his next class. He smiled as she said“Me too.” “Do you think we could be lab partners Len,” she asked. Lenny looked toward the door of the biology room and then he looked back to her. He told her with a small grin on his face that she could count on it. Just before Lenny stepped back to allow her to enter the room, he leaned down close to her ear. His lips were so close to her ear that she could feel the warmth from his breath and this time she felt her whole body shiver from his closeness. Lenny asked her to call him Lenny. She smiled up at him sweetly and told him that in that case instead of Allina, he could call her Allie.

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Epilogue:

Ten years had past since Lenny was a sophomore at Roswell high. Lenny stood proud before his grandmother on Antar. His brother Jeff and his dad stood beside him. They each held a look within them that showed the strain of what they had so recently overcome. The fight was long, but fought wisely. Lenny did hold the power to end the many years of suffering of the five planets. And when the time came and with the help of his family; he brought Kivar to his knees and waved his dad off when he offered to finish Kivar for him. For he was the one chosen to save his people and it was he that waved his hand and ended Kivar’s reign of terror over the five planets.

Liz sat behind her family and watched them with tears in her eyes as the many people of Antar yelled and applauded their king and his two sons. Isabelle sat beside her and watched Prince Zon move to join with her brother and nephews. The signs of war could also be seen in his face as he placed his hand on the shoulder of his and Isabelle’s son and joined the royal group before the elder queen. Michael and his and Maria’s four sons also joined the royal group and they all stood proudly before the people of Antar.

Lenny turned to see the crowd and his eyes scanned each person while he looked for the only face he really wanted to see. Then her beautiful blonde head appeared as she moved slowly down the aisle toward him. He was lost in her eyes.

The elder queen smiled at the young woman who was so linked with her grandson and she waved her hand into the air to silence the room. Right away, the room became silent and the elder queen moved to her grandson and gave him a hug. As she held him close, she asked him if that was the one, and she heard Lenny’s soft reply of yes she is the one. The elder queen moved back and took her two grandson’s hands in hers and addressed the crowd and told them that a royal bonding would occur in two days and they were all invited to attend.

The celebration had finally calmed down and all the people in the palace were dancing to the orchestra. Max had watched Liz all night and he couldn’t wait to take her away from the crowd of people and hold her in his arms. He took her hand and brought her to her feet and pulled her in close to his chest. As their lips came together they were lost within one another. The people of Antar had become accustom to the way their King treated his Queen and they all had felt the passion that they shared for each other. Liz took a moment and leaned back from Max’ arms to watch her sons dance among the people of Antar. She saw Lenny holding his fiancée so close that they seemed to be melted together as they swayed to the music. She placed her cheek on Max’ chest and asked him who Jeff was with tonight? Max tightened his arms around her and told her it was just a girl he had met here on Antar. They danced together until the music stopped and then Max took Liz by the hand and smiled down at her. A smile played on her face as Max started leading her gently off the dance floor, and out of the room. The smile changed slightly, with a bit of confusion, when Max turned away from their rooms and started up a long staircase to a section of the palace she had never seen before. He paused in front of a door at the top of the stairs and told her there was a place he had wanted her to see ever since they came back to Antar. He put his arm around her shoulder lightly, and pulled the door open. As they stepped through the door, Liz saw the beautiful Antarian sky, filled with the strange stars and aglow with a lavender color. She felt the light breeze of the cool evening from this balcony as it blew softly across her skin. Realizing what he was doing, Liz leaned backed into Max' chest. Max was quick to wrap his arms around her waist and pull her even closer to him. Whenever they had a chance, back on earth, they would go to the highest point, and look out over where the land met the sky, and perform this ritual. Here on Antar, watching the two moons rise majestically in the evening sky, they both thought about what they had gone through, how happy they were together, and wondered what was waiting for them beyond the horizon.

The End


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Author’s Note: I want to thank everyone that read my fan fiction and a special thanks to those that left feedback along the way. It was the feedback, the motivation, the attagirl, or was it attaboy that kept me writing this story. I had fun writing it, and I hope that you all enjoyed reading. I had no idea that “Horizon” would turn into 70 parts, and I had no idea that I could even do this. Now that I have, what comes next?

Thanks again,

Samantha (Ladybug)


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