Now and Then AU M/L CC Pro-Chap 1 New Chapter Two 12/25
posted on 25-Dec-2002 11:26:25 AM by mg_ros
Yeah,Yeah I know another story. Well I got a pressent last night and I watch it and I was inspired to do a fic about it.......
Title: Now and Then
Summary: If you’ve seen the movie then it really doesn’t help you.
Disclaimer: I do not own Roswell it is owned by Fox or something and Melinda Metz and sadly Jason Katims. I do own the movie Now and Then (though I now, for Christmas, have it on DVD, but that’s not what I mean….) it was written by I. Marlene King, produced by Suzanne Todd and Demi Moore and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. Oh and I will be using quotes from the movie and maybe some scences but it was made by those smart, wonderful, terrific people……
Now and Then
It’s been eight years since I’ve seen my best friends. And mysteriously I get a call from my brother to come back home and see them. I’m not sure why, but I’m in my car crusin down the highway back to the infamous Roswell, New Mexico.
Till I was thirteen, I lived in that town with my two best friends, Maria and Isabel, but then one day I had to move away and I made a promise to myself to never look back. Who wants to go back to the place where they made all their dreams and fantasies and until now years later realize how dumb and stupid they were and why they never came true. But then there was still this little thing I knew would come and haunt me.
I had made a promise with Maria and Isabel when we were twelve, whenever one of us needed someone we’d be there. But Roswell? If Michael had called and said they wanted to meet in Cancun I would be there in a second. But in Roswell too many things happened, good and bad, but I still I had the best summer of my life there, and that I’ll never forget…..
I got out of my Jeep Cherokee and walked the pathway up to the steps of my old home.
I’ll never understand why my dad and my brother decided to move back here two years ago and into the same house. It’s weird standing at the same door that some nights in your childhood you never wanted to go through. I feel that way right now. I wish I could get flashes of the future and now what it’ll behold if I walk through that door and then be forced to actually talk to the people I’ve been afraid to see again. I’ve spent most of those eight years away making a plan and staying away. I’ve in Harvard for two years, and planned that I’d go there in my first year of high school. But the thing is, I never planned this….
“Now or never Liz, now or never.” I mumbled to herself.
I raised my finger to the doorbell and pushed it. The door suddenly opened. There standing there was a muscular man with a long shoulder lengthened mullet with a surprised look on his face.
“Never though I’d show up did you?” I said cracking a grin.
“Liz, wow, I mean. Who paid you?”
“No one. I just I don’t know, got this…vibe…”
“You sound just like Maria.”
I rolled her eyes at him and walked though the door.
The strange part of all of this was that everything in the room looked exactly the way it looked when I was twelve. Of course except for the new technology that has been made since then, it was scary at how much it looked the same. It was like I had took a wrong turn and step right into the “Twilight Zone”.
“This place still looks the same.” I said breathing and inspecting more of the house.
Michael closed the door and entered into the room.
“Yeah I know. Dad wanted it like that. I think he feels better thinking everything’s the same.”
I breathed blinking away tears.
“I know what he means.” I said in a whisper that I could hardly hear myself.
Michael moved closer in the room.
“Maria and Isabel really want to see you.”
I turn around and look at him.
This was what I was afraid of too. My brother always had a way with words. He was always able to charm anyone into doing anything he wanted, even me, the toughest girl anyone ever knew. Okay, well not the toughest. That was Maria, but I knew I was at least I was second toughest. But to him that didn’t matter. He could still get anything he wanted and get out of anything he wanted. And that really pissed me off…
“Michael, you’re not going to do it. I’m twenty-one and you can’t persuade me to do anything I don’t wanna.”
He smirked at me.
“Can’t you just tell them my car ran off a cliff and I won’t be joining them for mmmmmm…. the rest of my life?”
Michael laughed at me.
“No. Just do it this once…. then never again.”
I bet I know you’re question. You’re question is that you wanna know why I don’t want to see Isabel and Maria. Well I’m actually not sure. Maybe I’ll find out at the end of this journey I’m about to take, or maybe I’ll never find out why.
“Fine.” I said taking my keys out of my pocket.
I moved toward the door and stopped.
“Are they expecting me?”
“Well since they haven’t heard from you in eight years I’m gonna be saying that as a no.”
I opened the front door and got back in my car.
Right then and there I was tempted to just get in my car and drive back to Boston I knew I’d be a scardy cat and to be honest I didn’t care.I knew once I saw I all the people I knew I didn’t want to see, I might never want to get out of this place, and I think that was the thing that scared me most of all.
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posted on 25-Dec-2002 7:41:09 PM by mg_ros
Thanks jeremiah and Kaiserin , but I would like some more feedback..... you know since I just got home driving in the most terrible weather that has made me tremulous. Okay maybe it wasn't that bad, but if you drive you'll know that I'd never want to do that again..... damn Christmas,family gatherings, and snow GTG I have a new part to write so I think I'm going to watch the movie again!!!
posted on 25-Dec-2002 9:20:36 PM by mg_ros
Damn! Thanks you guys! Well I didn't exactly watch the whole movie, only the first 10 minutes of it, but it was enough to write a new chapter. It's not the longest but I think it'll quench your thirst for a new part!
Now and Then
Roswell, New Mexico wasn’t the most exciting place to grow up, but if you had friends like mine when you were twelve you were very lucky.
I stopped my car in front of the very familiar house on Murry Lane. Maria Deluca’s to be exact.
Maria, Maria, Maria, where do I begin? Lets see. Maria Deluca was one of the toughest girls in Roswell. If something happened to one of her friends she was ready to resolve the problem…with her fists. She was always joining in on what the boys were doing, even if they didn’t want her to. But that was Maria, she never took no for an answer. I think that’s a little of what got me in my current predicament today.
I parked in the driveway and slowly made my way to the front door.
I saw the tree house in Maria’s backyard. We had bought it the summer before I moved away. Again I say that was the best summer of my life. Okay, Okay, I’ll get to it, I’ll get to it.
I knock on the door like I had so many times before. The person who opened the door, was one of the people I disliked in this town.
“Hi Tiny.” I said with a smirk.
She looked up at me.
“Well, I don’t believe it. Liz you actually came!!! RIA!!!!!!!!!!!” she said in a noisy high pitched voice screaming.
Did I forget to mention that Tiny had a huge mouth for such a tiny body? I bet if she was stranded in Antarctica, people in Roswell would be able to hear her if she screamed. That was literally how loud she was.
“What is it you roaring little midget?” Maria screamed as she came down the hall.
When Maria looked up and saw me her face was priceless. I think if she wasn't as strong as she was, she would have fainted.
“Liz? Are you really here?” She asked me coming closer and closer to the door.
I nodded my head.
“It’s me alright. In the flesh.”
I could see she was starting to get emotional.
“Maria, are you getting emotional?” I ask grinning.
“No!” she yelled sniffling back tears.
“What’s going on in there?”
I heard a voice call from the outside. As they made their way down the hall and into the living room I couldn't believe my eyes. It was Isabel Evans.
Isabel Evans was the girl all the guys drooled over. She had boobs, a figure, and beautiful blonde hair and blue eyes. Those things were all the things any girl would want. Seeing her now made it hard to believe that any of that had changed. She was much taller than before, but of course I’m comparing a 21 year-old to a twelve year-old.
Also, I had to say that Maria had become quite a looker too. She had her strawberry blonde hair down a little past her shoulders and in little ringlets. They both looked good.
And what you’re asking about me? I’m average. I have long brown hair, brown eyes, and have absolutely no shape. At least I have some cleavage, but even that’s not enough to attract the men I want to attract. Or at least the man I wanted to, or maybe I did… it was kind of confusing to me as a twelve year-old.
“Liz, is that really you?” Isabel asked doing almost exactly what Maria had minutes before.
I nodded yet again.
I think I’m going to need a chiropractor once I’m done in this one-way town.
“I can’t believe it! Come on, we have so much to talk about.” She said dragging me outside along with Maria.
So here I am swinging on the swing for at least twenty minutes. I’ve missed this. And that was the thing I didn’t want to do. Miss. I hate that word. In your life you can miss so many things and the many meanings that go with the word. For example, you can miss a television show as in you’re late and missed the whole hour. Of it can mean that you miss you’re favorite television show because it ended and is now gone forever. I miss my ----
“I have something to tell you guys.” Maria said as she sat on the swing beside mine and interrupted my thoughts.
“What is it?” Isabel asked taking a sip of her diet coke.
Isabel spit the coke out and I fell off the swing right on my ass.
“Huh?” I said getting up.
“To who?” Isabel asked.
“Michael.” She said calmly as I yet again fell down on my ass.
Like I said before I think I took a wrong turn and accidentally slipped into the “Twilight Zone” because this is just a little to freaky for me to handle.
Isabel sat down on a lawn chair.
“I feel so old. I mean it seems just like yesterday we got our tree house and was thinking how getting married and a family of our own was so far in the future. I can't believe it's happening already.”
“Yeah me too.”
This was when all my thoughts of the best summer all of us had came flooding back to me and all the things I learned in the process of growing up. This might take a while. Boy did I pick the wrong week to quit eating Snickers.[/]
posted on 26-Dec-2002 3:26:29 PM by mg_ros
posted on 27-Dec-2002 2:22:10 PM by mg_ros
New Part Later Hopefully!
posted on 31-Dec-2002 3:36:57 PM by mg_ros
New Part by tonight since I'm doing anything and watching "Only You" for the eleventh time on my DVD player!
posted on 26-Jan-2003 10:32:09 AM by mg_ros
Man I haven't paying attention to this fic have I? Well you know what!!!! Now, I'm gonna go write a new part!!!