Title: Revealing the Truth
Author: QueenBee05
Disclaimer: I don't own anything having to do with Roswell.
Summary: Read to find out!!
Author's Note: This is M/L. It takes place sometime after "The Harvest." I know it was a while ago, but I've had this idea and I finally got around to writing it down. Please leave feedback. This is my first fanfic. Thanks! I know this is short. Tell me if you want more!
Rating: I'm not sure, but it probably won't go beyond R.


Part: 1
Liz and Maria were rushing around the

Crashdown serving and taking orders. The Pod Squad,

along with Kyle and Alex, were in their usual booth

discussing the Harvest and what had gone on in Copper

Summit. Max was, once again following Liz’s every

move with his eyes. No matter how much she hurt him,

he would always love her. Besides, he still couldn’t bring

himself to believe what he had seen. There had to be

some explanation. Kyle and her hadn’t seemed too cozy

since that night. He looked across the table to where

Kyle was sitting. He narrowed his eyes. He didn’t care

what had happened that night. Kyle had been in bed

with Liz. His Liz. No man but him should ever be in that

position. He lifted his eyes to once again look at Liz and

a smile began to form. There was a reason he always

sat in that booth. It had an excellent view.

Liz was wiping down the counter. She could

feel Max’s eyes on her. His gaze was practically burning

holes through her uniform. She sighed. She missed the

days where Max would stare at her and then go into the

back room during her break. When they were back there

they sure didn’t look at each other. A smile spread

across her face. Then she remembered. Max might be

staring at her, but that was it. There would be no making-

out in the back room. Not ever again. She put her focus

back onto the task at hand while she scolded herself. ‘It

does no good to think about the past. Because it’s

exactly that: the past.’

Liz went back to cleaning the counter while

Max watched her. A stranger stood outside the doors

leading into the café thinking about what awaited him

inside. He tried to imagine what she looked like now.

God, he couldn’t wait to see again after all these years.

He opened the door and walked in.

Part: 2

Liz heard the chime on the doors that

signaled a new customer, but it didn’t completely

register. She was too caught up in a tingly feeling that

had overcome her senses. The feeling was a familiar

one, but one she knew she couldn’t be feeling. Not now.

Not after all this time. The feeling strengthened until she

couldn’t ignore it anymore. She turned around slowly,

preparing for the disappointment she was sure to face.

Her eyes landed on the figure that had just walked into

the café. Standing there was a tall teenager about her

age. He had silky brown hair and eyes to match. When

his eyes met hers, the corners of his mouth turned up in

a smile. It was him. No one else could possibly

duplicate that smile that he reserved for her. Her eyes

welled up with tears. It had been too long. She walked

towards him as if she were in a trance. When she was

about a foot away from him she stopped. Her hand

shakily reached out to his face. When it came into

contact with his flesh, she let out the breath she had

been holding and jumped into his arms, wrapping her

own tightly around him.

“You’re here.” She said into his

shoulder. “You’re really here.”


*********

Max saw Liz’s reaction to the stranger and

how she was now tightly enveloped in his arms. The rest

of the booth’s occupants couldn’t ignore Max’s obvious

disinterest any longer. They all looked to where his gaze

was focused not far from their booth. The sight that met

their eyes was surprising. They had never seen this guy

before and Liz was looking pretty friendly with him. Tess

was kinda pleased as she took in the expression on

Max’s face. This might help her. Maria had also seen

her friend’s reaction and had moved to the booth with the

others. The café was empty except for them, so she

wasn’t too worried. She, along with Alex, was confused.

Who was this guy? Michael, on the other hand, wasn’t

confused in the slightest. He knew who this was.

Trouble. That’s what every newcomer had ever been. Liz

knew that. So what the hell was she doing with him?
*********

Liz was unaware of the audience that had

formed. The world had disappeared when he had walked

in. As much as she hated to, she forced herself to pull

out of the embrace.

“Is it really you?” she asked cautiously.

Jeremy smiled. “It’s really me.” he assured

her softly.

Liz wouldn’t let herself believe just yet. She

couldn’t get her hopes up. “So it’s really you, and you’re

really here?”

“Yes, it’s really me and I’m really here.”

Liz looked up at him warily. “I’m not

imagining this?”

Jeremy laughed. “Do you imagine this often?”

Her expression was serious. “Every day.”

He smiled wistfully down at her. “Me too.”

Liz looked deep into his eyes searching for

the truth. Then she found it. Once again her arms went

up around him. “It’s you. You’re here.”

After a few minutes, Jeremy began to have trouble

breathing.

“Uhh…Liz. You can let go.”

Liz shook her head fiercely. “I’m never letting

you go again.”

“I’m going to run out air in approximately 5 seconds.” he

choked out.

She broke away from him quickly. “Ohmigod! Are you

okay?” she began straightening out his clothes. “I’m so

sorry! I didn’t mean to hurt you.” she rambled.

He smiled gently. “It’s okay. I’m fine. Don’t worry.”

Seeing her look, he amended his previous

statement. “At least not to much. I’m not going

anywhere.”

She looked up at him hopefully. “You mean you’re

staying?”

“Of course I’m staying. What did you think? That I’d

finally find you and then just leave? Sorry missy, but

you’re stuck with me.”

She grinned. “I think I can handle that.”

“Well good. ‘Cause I don’t think I’m ever letting you out

of my sight again.”

Liz raised an eyebrow. “Ever?”

“Hey, I’ve got a lot of time to make up for.” he defended

himself.

Liz’s smile faded. “I missed you.”

“I missed you too.”

Liz turned playful again. “I missed you three.”

“I missed you four.” Jeremy counteracted.

“I missed you more.”

Jeremy glanced down at her. “I don’t think that’s

possible.”


Part: 3
Liz and Jeremy had resituated themselves in

the booth right behind the gang’s.

Liz was facing away from hem and Max could only see

the back of her head. They had all heard the short

conversation and it had made all of them curious.

Isabel leaned forward. “What’s going on?”

Maria and Alex looked at each other and

shrugged. “Liz never mentioned anything about a

Jeremy.” Maria replied sounding hurt.

Isabel turned to ask Max if he knew anything

about Jeremy, but his expression stopped her. His jaw

was clenched and he hadn’t taken his eyes off of the

two. She followed suit and refocused on what was

happening in the next booth.


*********
Jeremy and Liz were still caught up in their

own little world.

“So, tell me what’s going on with you lately.”

Jeremy said.

Liz frowned. “There are some more important

things we need to talk about, ya know.”


Jeremy smiled, “I know, and we will talk

about them later. Right now I want to know what you’ve

been up to lately.”

Liz shifted uneasily. There were some things

he couldn’t know. Such as the fact that she was in love

with an alien. “Jeremy, you know I’ve never lied to you,

right?”

“I know Lizzie.”

“I’m not about to start now. There are some

things that I’m going to have to keep from you. I don’t

want to, but I have to. So I’m just asking you not to

make me lie to you.”

Jeremy placed his hand over hers on the

table where she was tapping it nervously. “I

understand.” he said softly.

Liz gave him a small smile. “Thank you.”

He nodded. “Why don’t you tell me about

your friends.”

Liz sighed. “My friends, huh?” At his nod,

she continued. “Well, it’s pretty much a dysfunctional

group of eight.”

He raised his eyebrow. This sounded

interesting. “Dysfunctional?”

Liz nodded. “At least it is for me right now.

First there’s Tess. I’m pretty sure she’s never liked me.”

“Why do you think that?”

Liz shrugged. “Just a feeling.”

“Do you like her?” Jeremy asked inquisitively.

Liz looked at him surprised. “We never really

got to know each other, but I think if we had been given

the chance we could’ve been friends.”

Jeremy smirked. “Of course you would’ve.

Who could resist your charming self.”

Liz laughed. “I think you’re a little biased.”

Jeremy shrugged one shoulder. “So what if I

am. It’s still true.” Liz laughed again. “Are you going to

tell me about the rest of your friends?”

“There’s Kyle. He’s my ex-boyfriend. We’re

kinda friends now, but I’m almost positive he thinks I’m

crazy or extremely screwed-up. Probably both. He’s

been avoiding me lately. Then there’s Michael. He’s the

best friend of another one of my ex-boyfriends. He’s also

my best friend’s boyfriend. Michael’s complicated. I

think he blames me for a lot of things. Which he has a

right to. It’s weird. We’re not really friends, but we are.

Like I said, it’s weird.” Liz frowned, trying to sort her

thoughts. “Whatever. Well, next there’s Isabel. We’re

not really close either and she’s hard to read. She’s got

the whole Ice Princess thing going on, you know?”

Jeremy looked at her. “If I remember

correctly, you were an expert at that too.”

Liz smiled ruefully. “I guess I was. It sure

helped us get out of a few scrapes. But with Isabel, it’s

almost full time. Which brings me to Alex. He’s my best

guy friend. Him and Isabel sorta dated last year and I’m

not exactly sure what’s going on with them right now.

Alex is the coolest. He’s like my rock. And he can

always make me laugh.”

Jeremy put a pouty face on. “Should I be

jealous?”

Liz smiled. “Of course not. No one could ever

take your place.” she petted his arm and

continued. “Maria has been my best friend since

elementary school. She’s… I don’t know how to

describe her. She’s just…Maria. Right now though, her

and Alex are mad at me. I think.”

“You think?”

“We haven’t actually talked in a while. It’s

been kinda hectic lately, but I have a feeling that they’re

upset with me. I think I know why too, and if I’m right

then it’s something I really don’t want to talk about.”

Jeremy thought for a minute. “That’s only

seven. Who’s the last?”

Liz sighed. “Max.”

“Max.” Jeremy repeated.

“Yeah. He’s my other ex-boyfriend and things

didn’t end to well. In fact, I wouldn’t be the least bit

surprised if he hated me.”

Jeremy smiled at her softly. “It’s impossible

to hate you, Liz.”

Liz looked at him grimly. “You don’t know

what I did to him. I’m not too fond of myself either. I hurt

him pretty bad.”

“Tell me about it.”

Liz looked at him honestly. “I’m not going to

lie to you. There are some things I’m going to leave out.”

Jeremy nodded. “It’s okay.”

“We were pretty serious. Maria always told

us we were soulmates. I thought we were too. We were

happy for a while. Then this girl from his past came. It

was Tess actually. They had been… involved and she

wanted him back. Eventually things got worse and I

broke it off with Max. I went to Florida for the summer,

and every time I talked to Maria, she told me Max was

always hanging around asking about me.”

“You went to Florida. You were never one to

run away from your problems.” Jeremy stated.

Liz sent him an annoyed look. “I wasn’t

running away from anything. I didn’t go because of Max.

Anyways, it was a lot more complicated.”

“What happened when you got back?”

“Max kept trying to get me to change my

mind. Flowers, candy, concert tickets. He even

serenaded me.”

“What happened?”

“He caught me in a compromising position

with someone else.” Liz said in a guilt-laced tone.

Jeremy squinted at her trying to see into her

eyes that were currently centered on the table. “Was

what he saw real?”

Liz lifted her eyes and met his gaze. “Does it

matter?”

They looked at each other for another minute

before Jeremy tried to lighten the mood. “So, you’re

telling me that you hang out with a group that consists

of two ex-boyfriends, one of those ex-boyfriend’s sister

and best friend who is dating one of your best friends

and along with your other best friend, who is kind of

dating your ex-boyfriend’s sister, is mad at you for a

reason you don’t want to talk about, and there is also a

girl that broke you and your ‘soulmate’ up that you think

you could’ve been friends with?”

Liz smiled. “That’s about it.”

“Sounds complicated.”

Liz snorted. “You have no idea.”

Jeremy smiled to himself. ‘You’d be

surprised.’


Part: 4

Max and the others couldn’t hear everything

that was said, but they did catch their names. They all

strained to hear what was being said and heard

Jeremy’s summary of their little group. Hearing someone

put it like that made them smile. All but Tess and Max.

Tess was fixated on the part about Liz thinking that they

could have been friends. She had never thought about

that. She had always pictured Liz as being an obstacle,

an enemy. Only now was she realizing that her arrival in

Roswell had totally turned Liz’s life upside down. She

had come into town expecting that once Max had

realized who she was, everything would just fall into her

lap. But it didn’t turn out like that. When Max heard their

destiny, he didn’t care. He had no intention of following

it. Tess looked at Liz again. She had walked away

because she knew that he wouldn’t. That he couldn’t.

She was strong enough to let go.

Max hadn’t really heard anything that had

been said. All he knew was that there was some

strange guy sitting with Liz. There was some strange

guy making her smile, making her laugh. When was the

last time he had heard her laugh? He winced. He could

hear her tinkling laugh as he had climbed up the ladder

to her balcony. She was laughing. In bed. Naked. With

Kyle. ‘Now is not the time, Maxwell’ he scolded

himself. ‘There are other things to worry about. Such as

that guy. Who is he?’

*********
Jeremy had seemingly finished his

interrogation, so Liz decided it was her turn. “So,

Jeremy, where have you been all this time? What have

you been doing? How did you find me?”

“Woah there, calm down. One at a time.”

Jeremy said smiling at her eagerness.

“Okay,” she said taking a deep breath, “How

did you find me?”

Jeremy sighed, running his hand through his

hair. “Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy. I’ve been looking

for you for years. I’ve hacked into every database and

private document I thought would help. I couldn’t find a

thing. A few days ago, I decided to run a search of your

name through the net. I tried a few names, but when I

entered Liz Parker, I hit gold. There was this article in a

tabloid about a shooting of a waitress in a local café and

that someone had gone up to her and ‘healed’ her. All I

cared about was that the waitress was identified as Liz

Parker.”
“How did you know it was me? It could’ve

been some other Liz Parker.”

“I had a feeling. Besides, I had nothing to

lose and everything to gain.”

Jeremy stifled a yawn. It didn’t escape Liz’s watchful

eyes.

“Ohmigod! I wasn’t even thinking. You must be tired! We

can talk later. Now you have to get some rest. And don’t

even try to get out of it. You’re going to take a nap,

understand?”

“Yes, ma’am.” Jeremy teased. He yawned

again. “You’re right. I’ll go find a hotel.”

Liz stood up, shaking her head. “No, you’re not going to

stay in a hotel in some city you’ve never been to before.

You can stay here.”

Jeremy raised his eyebrows worriedly. “What about the

Parkers?”

Liz looked up at him with a smile. “They’re going to be

at some convention for about a week. They won’t even

know you’re here.”

Jeremy wasn’t convinced. “I don’t want to screw

anything up.”

Liz shrugged. “What’s to screw up? They don’t trust me

and they don’t like you. We might as well give them

something to be worried about. Besides, how much

trouble can we get into?”

Jeremy chuckled. “You really want me to answer that?”

Jeremy threw his hands up in defeat. “What the hell? It’ll

be fun to be doing something I know they definitely

wouldn’t approve of.”

Liz giggled. “That’s the spirit. I have to close tonight, but

then I’m done. Why don’t you go upstairs. You can

sleep in my bed and my bathroom is connected so feel

free to use it. You know what? I’ll come up with you and

make sure you get settled in.” With that, she took his

hand and led him up the stairs.

*********

Max couldn’t believe what was happening. This guy just

waltzes in and all of a sudden he’s staying with Liz and

sleeping in her bed. He wasn’t the only one that was

confused. When they left, the others turned to talk about

what they had just seen.

Tess was the fist to break the silence. “Well,”

she started out uneasily, “It sounds like they’ve known

each other awhile.”

Michael exploded. “What the hell does she think she’s

doing? For all we know he could be a Skin. And she’s

inviting him into her house. Hasn’t she learned anything

by now? Our enemies could be anyone.” He could tell

that he had surprised them. He knew he had

overreacted, but there was something about this

Jeremy. He gave off a funy vibe. It was almost like

Michael had met him before.

“Maybe I should dreamwalk her.” Isabel suggested.

“No.” Everybody was surprised to hear Max speak.

“But-” Isabel started.

“No.”

It was silent for a moment.

“So, nobody’s heard of Jeremy before?” Alex asked.

Everyone shook their heads.

“I never had any flashes about him either.” Max added.

“Wait.” Kyle said suddenly. “Jeremy, Jeremy.” He

muttered to himself. He looked up quickly. “That’s it. A

few years ago, we were watching this movie and one of

the characters was named Jeremy. Every time his name

was mentioned, Liz almost burst into tears.”

“This Jeremy must bring up a lot of bad memories.”

Michael said.

“Or a lot of good ones.” Maria said quietly.