posted on 2-Dec-2001 10:22:17 PM by Gagnes Girl
Parts 1-40a can be found here:
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Category: M/L with others sprinkled in with a good measure
Summery: AU Michael and Max are head of their mob families and enemies. Liz and Michael are brother and sister. In this story Liz is the artist of the family.
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Rating Pg-13, maybe more later
*Authors note* This is my first fic feedback would be nice. Don’t worry dreamers, no Tess.
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Hey all I know the last part was ah, creepy but it had to be done. It’s not Pierce cause he’s in jail, or Kyle cause he’s in the atlantic. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to post again, this week is a killer, I’m working four out of the five days, and I got roped to doing a school function my only day off, I’ll try though. FB

Laura

Pandas -(in case you missed my other message to you) I’m sorry bout not answering your question before, I’m just such a blonde some times. Anyway Liz’s back will come into play, a bit later though, first there are some other things that are going to happen...

Part 40B

~ The day before the Wedding ~

Liz paced up and down her living room doing checklist of the wedding details.
Isabel “Liz come here sit down, and relax. Everything is all done.”
Liz “I’m just excited and nervous at the same time. My stomach is a huge mass of butterflies.”
Isabel “Liz don’t worry everything has been checked, and double checked. Don’t worry, just think by this time tomorrow you’re going to be Mrs. Evans.”

“I for one can’t wait.” Max said strolling into the room.
Liz “Max what are you doing here? I thought you had to go and take care of something.”
Max “All done beautiful, now all I have to do is be with my lovely soon-to-be wife.”
Isabel “That’s so sweet Max, but not gonna happen.”
Max made a pout. “Why not?”
Isabel “Max that face hasn’t worked since we were kids. And anyway Maria and I are taking Liz out for her bachlorette party.”
Max “What are you going to do?”

“We’re taking Lizzie out on the town, get her drunk, maybe find a couple of hot buff guys that can give her one last hurrah before she ties the knot.” Maria chimed in as she entered the living room.
“Absolutely not.” Max said in a stern voice. “You will not corrupt my woman.”
Liz arched her eyebrow. “Excuse me, did you just say my woman?”
Max “I—

“Maxwell you have so much to learn and such a short time to learn it in.” Michael said while slapping him on the back.
Alex walked in the room and headed to Isabel giving her a quick peck before turning to Max. “It’s all about keeping them happy and giving them what they want.”
Michael “Don’t worry, Whitman and I will teach you all the information you need to survive this marriage.”

Maria snorted. “Max listening to Michael will land you in two places; the dog house and couch.”
Alex gave a chuckle but quickly shut up when Isabel glared at him.
Isabel “You’re one to talk Alex, you’re well aquatinted with the couch.”
Max walked over to Liz and kissed her softly, pulling her into his arms and holding her tightly. “You are mine, just like I’m yours. Nothing will ever change that.” He whispered in her ear.
Liz “I like the sound of that.”

Maria smacked Michael upside the head. “Now why don’t you ever do that for me?”
Michael messaged his head and glared at Max.
Isabel turned to Alex “Ditto.”
Alex “Max, buddy, pal could you stop that your making us look bad here.”

Max kissed Liz on the nose before releasing her. “Be good tonight.”
Liz “I’ll say the same to you Mr. Evans. I’ll make sure you’re all castrated if I here about any strippers ” She said turning to Michael and Alex, giving them her best menacing look she could muster.
Max pulled her back against him. “Baby you don’t have to worry I’ve got all the woman I can handle right here.”

Michael “Alright Maximillion that’s enough, that is my sister you’re talking about.”
Alex Pulled Max from Liz dragging him to the door. “Let’s jet Mikey”
Michael nodded giving Maria a kiss goodbye. He walked over to Max and Alex. “Whitman you ever call me Mikey again I’ll kick you’re a—

“Watch your mouth Michael Guerin ” Maria said sternly.
The laughs of Alex and Max could be heard as the guys bid goodbye to there wives and made a hasty exit.

Maria “All right girls time to party ”
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Maria, Isabel, and Liz sat on Liz’s bed eating ice cream, downing Oreo’s and telling stories about there past.
Maria “There was this one time when Michael and I first got married he decided to surprise me with a gift, and he brought me home an outfit. Oh my god it was the most hideous thing I’ve ever seen I’m talking puke green with baby blue designs and these black pants with faux fur down the sides.”

Liz and Isabel where hysterical with laughter. Maria “But wait that’s not the best part, he was like so what do you think? And I just lost it.”
Isabel “That reminds me of when I was pregnant with Colin, Alex brought home a moo-moo for me.”
Liz “He didn’t.”
Isabel “He did, I swear. I was so shocked I wasn’t sure weather to cry or be angry.”
Maria “Aw, Michael would have been dead.”

Isabel “Liz you’re so lucky to still be so thin, when I was in my third month I was already starting to show.” She said stuffing another spoon full of Ben and Jerry’s in her mouth.”
Maria “I know I’m in my fourth month and I already have the fifteen pounds to prove it ”
Liz “Well my doctor said with me being small, and this my first child it probably take about my fourth to fifth month for me to really start showing.”

Maria “Damn look at Brad Pitt, I swear if I ever saw that man. Let’s just say I can’t be held responsible for my actions ”
Isabel “I know, I would seriously just kiss him.”
Maria “Ha, I would rape the man.”
Liz “MARIA, down girl.”
Isabel “I wonder what the guys are doing?”
Maria ‘If they no what’s good for them, nothing.”
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Michael, Alex, and Max sat around the bar table drinking beer, doing shots and playing poker.
Michael “So Max, ya scared of marrying my sister?” He slurred out.
“Nope, she’s my dream girl.” Max said with a dopey grin plastered to his face.
Alex “I fold, Max the girls aren’t here you can stop now.”
Michael “Alex leave Max alone.”

Max “You know I think I’m drunk” He giggled out.
Alex rolled his eyes before falling off his chair.
Michael ignored him. “Show ‘um.”
Max threw down a pair of two pair of Aces and Michael groaned in defeat.
Michael “Dammit Maxell that’s the fifth game in a row you’ve won.”
Alex finally got himself of the floor and put in his two sense. “I think he’s cheating.”
Max “Am not, you guys just suck.”

Michael got angry and picked Max up by the collar. Alex watched with amusement as cards fell from Max’s pockets. “Ha, I knew he was cheating.”
Max gave a laugh before his eyes rolled in the back of his head and he passed out.
Michael dropped him on the floor with a loud thud and looked to Alex.
Alex “I say we pay him back.”
Michael “I like your thinking Whitman. What should we do.”
Alex gazed wondered over the room, and his eyes lit up when he saw a big bald biker guy walk in with tattoos and piercings. “I know the perfect idea…”


Here’s the thing. There’s moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you’re gonna be. Sometimes they’re little subtle moments, sometimes there not. Bottom line is even if you see them coming you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asked for their life to be change, but it does. So what are we helpless, puppets? No the big moments are gonna come you can’t stop that. It’s what you do after words that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. -Whistler ~Becoming BTVS.




[ edited 6 time(s), last at 7-Jan-2002 3:27:51 PM ]
posted on 11-Dec-2001 8:06:19 PM by Gagnes Girl

Category: M/L with others sprinkled in with a good measure
Summery: AU Michael and Max are head of their mob families and enemies. Liz and Michael are brother and sister. In this story Liz is the artist of the family.
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Rating Pg-13, maybe more later
*Authors note* This is my first fic feedback would be nice. Don’t worry dreamers, no Tess.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Well Au revior guys. This is my last part till after Christmas. I’m going on Vacation and won’t be back till then. I made this part longer then usual, so enjoy FB, Please.

Part 41 The Wedding!

Liz smoothed down her satin gown giggling like a little girl. Everything was perfect. Her gown was strapless, with pearls around her bust line; it showed her curves before flowing out. Her hair was pulled back in a mass of curls behind a small tiara making her feel like a princess.

Isabel “Liz you look beautiful”
Maria “I second that you look amazing ”
Liz grinned. “Thank-you, now what are we waiting for?”
Isabel and Maria shared a nervous laugh.
Maria “Liz Hun, we’ve still got a half hour.”
“Oh.” She said disappointed.
Isabel “Maria why don’t we go check in on the guys.”
Maria gave Liz a hug before departing with Isabel.

As soon as they where out of ear shoot Isabel spook. “What are we going to do Maria? The wedding is in less then a half hour and Max, Michael and Alex are no shows.”
Maria “I don’t know. But it’ll kill Liz if Max doesn’t show up, she has enough self doubts as it is.”
Isabel “Where the hell are they?”
Maria “I don’t know but I swear to god when I get my hands on them…”
Isabel “Alright agreed when we see them we kill them, but first we find them.”
Maria “Ok, I’ll start calling around the local bars. My guess is there somewhere sleeping off their hangovers you keep trying there cell phones.”
Isabel “Ok.”
~~~~~~~~~~~*
“Detective Maines.”
Brian looked up from the mound of paperwork on his desk. A short man with sandy hair that appeared to be in his late thirties. “Yes can I help you?”
“I’m Agent Stevens, FBI.”
Brian “What can I do for you Agent?”
Stevens “I understand your heading the John Doe case.”
Brian “That’s correct.”
Stevens “It’s also my understandment that you found a dark hair on the body.”

Brian “Yea, we sent the hair to the lab and it should be back sometime tonight.”
Stevens “Good work detective, if this is what the bureau thinks it is you’ll be moving up in rank real quick.”
Brian nodded. “So the FBI has moved in here now, why?”
Stevens smirked. “You know why. The FBI has been after Evans and Guerin for years.”
Brian “Fine, but this is my case and everything goes through me.”
Stevens “You run the show.” ‘For now.’ He thought to himself.
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Max’s eyes slowly fluttered open, he looked around to see Michael and Alex passed out in his car. He looked down and in his hand was a bottle of vodka. ‘What the hell did we do last night?’ he thought to himself. He started to get up and his hand flew to his head. “Oh god.” Max heard the groans of his fellow men and shook his head. ‘The girls aren’t going to like this’ he thought.

Max “SHIT Michael, Alex get up NOW ”
“Damn Max some of us are trying to sleep off this hang over.” Michael grumbled.
Max “Get up we have to get to church now ”
Alex “Oh shit, Max the wedding starts in twenty minutes.”

Michael scrambled up and searched frantically for the keys. “Who’s got the damn keys?”
Max and Alex searched for the keys.
Michael “Well?”
Max “I don’t have them.”
Alex “Me neither.”
Max “Fuck.”
Michael “We’ll just have to walk then.”
Alex took a look outside the car. “First we have to figure out where the hell are we.”
Max groaned as he took a glance out the window. “We’re about twenty miles from the church.”
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Isabel ran quickly over to Maria. “I called them and the guys must have turned them off.”
Maria “I found out they were at Wes’s Bar at about one this morning. But after that Wes says he doesn’t know.”
Isabel “What are we going to do?”
Maria “Stall the wedding.”
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Michael, Max, and Alex jogged through the streets praying a taxi would come by.
“Guys we have to find another way, I don’t think I’m gonna last much longer.” Alex wheezed out.
Michael clutching his side shook his head in agreement. “Whitman’s right.”
Max stopped and a small smile forming at his mouth. “Look it’s the train, is we hurry we can catch it.”

The guys took of sprinting barley catching the train. Alex got on his knees and kissed the train floor. “I love the you so much.”
Max shook his head trying to suppress a smile.

The train conductor came by signaling for the guys to take their seats. As they sat down Max started searching his pocket for his wallet. “Ah Alex, Michael does anyone have money?”

Between them they came up with twelve dollars and thirty-seven cents. The train conductor came over asking for tickets.
Alex “How far will this get the three of us?”
Conductor “Thirtieth street station.”
Alex gave him the money and turned to them, “We’re still gonna have to run a mile or two to get to the church.” He said with a grim face.
Max “WE can do this, we have to.”
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Maria walked up to the minister with a bright smile on her face. “Father could I have a word with you.”
The priest “Sure.”
Maria “Here’s the deal the groom hasn’t shown up yet-
The Priest “Oh dear, poor Liz. Do you want me to talk to her?”
Maria “No, No. We’re hoping that he’s just late, or unconscious somewhere.”
The Priest “I see—
Maria “What I would appreciate is that you could maybe stick around for a bit, maybe calm the crowd out there assure them that everything’s fine and the wedding will start shortly.”
The Priest “But that would be lying, and I have strong morals—
Maria gave him a menacing look. “Listen buddy I don’t care if you are the freggin pope. Get your ass out there and stall damn it ”

The priest jumped back. “Ok” he stuttered out.
Maria gave him a charming smile. “Thanks I really do appreciate what you’re doing.”
The Priest “Sure” He said while taking a step back from her.

Maria turned on her heels and made her way to Liz’s chamber.
‘God help the man who’s married to that one’ Thought the priest as he watched Maria’s retreating form.
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Alex “Ok, We’ve got five minutes before the wedding and three miles.”
He said while looking at his watch.
Michael “We’re screwed. Damn it, I’m going to be sleeping on the couch for months and it’s going to be ugly when Maria gets her hands on me.”
Alex grimaced. “Isabel will definitely be right behind Maria.”
Max “Common I’m not going to miss my wedding.”

Alex and Michael watched as Max took off running toward the church. They just shook their heads and started running after him.
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Maria entered Liz’s chamber who was grilling Isabel.
Liz “My wedding should have started by now. Isabel what’s going on, I can see it in your eyes.” She turned to Maria. “Tell me.”
Maria gave out a sigh in defeat. “Lizzie I’m sorry, but Max hasn’t shown up.”
A numbness settled over Liz’s body. ‘He didn’t want to marry me.’ Tears trickled down her face as she sank to her knees and sobbed.
Maria and Isabel rushed over to Liz, their hearts breaking watching their friend in tears.
Maria “Liz it’s okay something just probably came up.”
“Face the facts Maria, Max came to his senses and realized that he didn’t want to be tied down with a wife. God I was such a fool to even think—
Maria “Liz stop. Michael and Alex haven’t showed up either.”

Isabel “Liz I know for a fact that my brother loves you more then life itself. When you broke up he was devastated.”
But Liz would here none of it. “I don’t want to here it. Please just leave me be.”
Maria and Isabel started to protest but Liz silenced them. “Please.”
They nodded their heads and left vowing to kill Max, Michael and Alex the minute they saw them.
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Max arrived to the church fifteen minutes later gasping for breath. He saw Isabel and Maria talking by the doors.
Isabel “I guess we should go in and tell everyone the weddings off…”
Max “NO ”
Isabel “MAX. Where the hell have you been?”
Maria “Liz is in there hysterical. How could you do this to her. I mean of all the idiotic things. And where the hell is Michael and Alex?”

Max didn’t answer Maria but ran to the bride chamber where Liz was. He had to explain what happened and beg her to marry him.
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Michael and Alex made it to the church three minutes later riding pink bikes with pink ribbon hanging down from the handlebars.

Maria and Isabel stood looking at them, their mouths hanging open not believing the sight before them. “MICHAEL GUERIN ”
Isabel “ALEX CHARLES WHITMAN ”
Maria walked up to Michael grabbing his ear yanking him off the bike before he could say anything. “First you’re late to the wedding breaking your sisters heart, and now you arrive fifteen minutes late on a ten year old girl’s bike What the hell is wrong with you? I swear you where dropped on your head as a baby ”
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Max knocked on the door gently before entering. The site before him made him want to kick his own ass. Liz sat in the middle of the room crying into her hands. Whit satin swirled around her giving her an angelic look to her.
Liz “Maria please just let me be for a little bit.” She sniffled out.
She looked up to see Max and her eyes went cold. “Get out of here.” Liz wiped at her eyes refusing to let him see her cry.
Max shut the door and walked over to Liz. “Not until you let me explain—
Liz “What, that you didn’t want to marry me? I think you’ve made that perfectly clear.”

Max started to put his hand to her cheek. “DON”T TOUCH ME ” Liz seethed out.
Hurt flashed through Max’s eyes. “Liz please I do want to marry you—
Liz “Don’t worry Max you’ll get visitations rights.”
Max “Damn it Liz that’s not it.”
Liz “You sure as hell better know that this baby will live with me ”
Max “Listen Liz, I love you. No one else. I passed out last night after drinking way too much. This morning we woke up in my car somewhere in the Northeast. Liz you have to know how much I tried to get here on time. I even ran the last couple miles. I know it’s no excuse, but I’m so sorry baby. You have to know how much I want to marry you.”

Liz thought it over. It was a poor excuse. And she had every right to be angry. ‘But she I love him.’ She thought. And no matter, she wanted to wake up for the rest of her life in his arms.

Max was caught off guard as Liz threw herself in his arms. He closed his eyes and squeezed her tightly to him, sighing in relief. “I’m so sorry baby. I promise to make it up to you.” He said as he kissed her temple.

Liz “You can start by marrying me right now ”
Max gave a small chuckle. “You got it angel.”
Liz pulled away. “Max what’s under your shirt?”
Max raised an eyebrow in confusion. Liz pulled his shirt over his head to reveal a nipple ring. Max “Oh my god.” He scrambled up to the mirror and turned around when Liz gave a gasp. “What?” He questioned.

Liz bit back a laugh. “It seems as though you had a busy night. Max glanced in the mirror and on his back was the words “LIZ’S BITCH” “Michael and Alex are dead ”

Michael and Alex walked into Liz’s chambers with Maria and Isabel still berating them.
Max “What the hell is this?” He said gesturing to his back.
Michael and Alex broke into laughter. Alex “That would be your new tattoo and piercing to go with it ”
Max went whit as a ghost.
Michael “It was a punishment for cheating in cards.”
Maria “Michael I can’t believe you ”
Isabel turned to Alex. “You are in big trouble.

Michael “Ladies relax, The one on his back is temporary.”
Max “What do you mean the one?”
Liz “There’s more?”
Max looked down at his arms and saw the words ‘Liz’s property’”
Liz walked over kissing his muscle. “I think I like this one.” She said in a quiet voice.
Max gave her a smile and whispered. “Me too.”

Maria “Alright Max get out of here and go get dressed. We still have a wedding.”
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Max watched as his Love walked slowly down the isle towards him a smile sprayed on her lips. He took her arm gently from Michael’s, and watched as he placed a kiss on her cheek turning to Max. “Take care of her.” “With my Life he replied.” Michael nodded his head and took his seat next to his wife.
Max slowly uncovered her veil and took her hand leading her the rest of the way to the alter.

“Do you Max Evans take Elizabeth Guerin to be your wife…”

“I do”

“And do you Elizabeth Guerin take Max Evans to be your husband…”

“I do.”


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Brian “Oh my god, no I won’t do this. It’s impossible.”
Stevens “Don’t worry I’ll do it, as of now it’s FBI jurisdiction.”
Brian “You son-of-a-bitch.”
Stevens “This is working out better then I could have hoped for.”
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“I know present to you Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Evans.” Applause was heard as Max and Liz made their way to the head table. Max leaned over and kissed Liz pulling back and smiling. Liz EVANS may I have this dance?”
Liz “You may Mr. Evans.”

Max pulled Liz out to the center of the room and Ginny Owens ‘If you want me to played.’

Max “Liz I promise I’ll spend the rest of my life cherishing you and our baby. I love you.”
Liz “Max I promise to love and adore you as much as you do me.”
Max leaned down and took her mouth with his before pulling back and wrapping his arms tighter around her waist. “Have I told you how beautiful you look today? I had to remember to breathe up there.”
Liz “Well you don’t look to bad yourself Mr. Evans.”

As the song finished six men walked up to Liz and Max flashing their badges. “Elizabeth Guerin?” one of them asked.
Liz “What is this?” She saw Brian standing near the door with remorse written all over his face.
Stevens “You under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used…”
Max “What the hell, get your hands off my wife.”
Michael ran up. “What is she being arrested for?”

“Murder.” Stevens said with a happy gleam in his eye.



Here’s the thing. There’s moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you’re gonna be. Sometimes they’re little subtle moments, sometimes there not. Bottom line is even if you see them coming you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asked for their life to be change, but it does. So what are we helpless, puppets? No the big moments are gonna come you can’t stop that. It’s what you do after words that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. -Whistler ~Becoming BTVS.
posted on 11-Dec-2001 8:06:41 PM by Gagnes Girl

Category: M/L with others sprinkled in with a good measure
Summery: AU Michael and Max are head of their mob families and enemies. Liz and Michael are brother and sister. In this story Liz is the artist of the family.
Disclaimer: I own nothing
Rating Pg-13, maybe more later
*Authors note* This is my first fic feedback would be nice. Don’t worry dreamers, no Tess.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Well Au revior guys. This is my last part till after Christmas. I’m going on Vacation and won’t be back till then. I made this part longer then usual, so enjoy FB, Please.

Part 41 The Wedding!

Liz smoothed down her satin gown giggling like a little girl. Everything was perfect. Her gown was strapless, with pearls around her bust line; it showed her curves before flowing out. Her hair was pulled back in a mass of curls behind a small tiara making her feel like a princess.

Isabel “Liz you look beautiful”
Maria “I second that you look amazing ”
Liz grinned. “Thank-you, now what are we waiting for?”
Isabel and Maria shared a nervous laugh.
Maria “Liz Hun, we’ve still got a half hour.”
“Oh.” She said disappointed.
Isabel “Maria why don’t we go check in on the guys.”
Maria gave Liz a hug before departing with Isabel.

As soon as they where out of ear shoot Isabel spook. “What are we going to do Maria? The wedding is in less then a half hour and Max, Michael and Alex are no shows.”
Maria “I don’t know. But it’ll kill Liz if Max doesn’t show up, she has enough self doubts as it is.”
Isabel “Where the hell are they?”
Maria “I don’t know but I swear to god when I get my hands on them…”
Isabel “Alright agreed when we see them we kill them, but first we find them.”
Maria “Ok, I’ll start calling around the local bars. My guess is there somewhere sleeping off their hangovers you keep trying there cell phones.”
Isabel “Ok.”
~~~~~~~~~~~*
“Detective Maines.”
Brian looked up from the mound of paperwork on his desk. A short man with sandy hair that appeared to be in his late thirties. “Yes can I help you?”
“I’m Agent Stevens, FBI.”
Brian “What can I do for you Agent?”
Stevens “I understand your heading the John Doe case.”
Brian “That’s correct.”
Stevens “It’s also my understandment that you found a dark hair on the body.”

Brian “Yea, we sent the hair to the lab and it should be back sometime tonight.”
Stevens “Good work detective, if this is what the bureau thinks it is you’ll be moving up in rank real quick.”
Brian nodded. “So the FBI has moved in here now, why?”
Stevens smirked. “You know why. The FBI has been after Evans and Guerin for years.”
Brian “Fine, but this is my case and everything goes through me.”
Stevens “You run the show.” ‘For now.’ He thought to himself.
~~~~~~~~~~~~*

Max’s eyes slowly fluttered open, he looked around to see Michael and Alex passed out in his car. He looked down and in his hand was a bottle of vodka. ‘What the hell did we do last night?’ he thought to himself. He started to get up and his hand flew to his head. “Oh god.” Max heard the groans of his fellow men and shook his head. ‘The girls aren’t going to like this’ he thought.

Max “SHIT Michael, Alex get up NOW ”
“Damn Max some of us are trying to sleep off this hang over.” Michael grumbled.
Max “Get up we have to get to church now ”
Alex “Oh shit, Max the wedding starts in twenty minutes.”

Michael scrambled up and searched frantically for the keys. “Who’s got the damn keys?”
Max and Alex searched for the keys.
Michael “Well?”
Max “I don’t have them.”
Alex “Me neither.”
Max “Fuck.”
Michael “We’ll just have to walk then.”
Alex took a look outside the car. “First we have to figure out where the hell are we.”
Max groaned as he took a glance out the window. “We’re about twenty miles from the church.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

Isabel ran quickly over to Maria. “I called them and the guys must have turned them off.”
Maria “I found out they were at Wes’s Bar at about one this morning. But after that Wes says he doesn’t know.”
Isabel “What are we going to do?”
Maria “Stall the wedding.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
Michael, Max, and Alex jogged through the streets praying a taxi would come by.
“Guys we have to find another way, I don’t think I’m gonna last much longer.” Alex wheezed out.
Michael clutching his side shook his head in agreement. “Whitman’s right.”
Max stopped and a small smile forming at his mouth. “Look it’s the train, is we hurry we can catch it.”

The guys took of sprinting barley catching the train. Alex got on his knees and kissed the train floor. “I love the you so much.”
Max shook his head trying to suppress a smile.

The train conductor came by signaling for the guys to take their seats. As they sat down Max started searching his pocket for his wallet. “Ah Alex, Michael does anyone have money?”

Between them they came up with twelve dollars and thirty-seven cents. The train conductor came over asking for tickets.
Alex “How far will this get the three of us?”
Conductor “Thirtieth street station.”
Alex gave him the money and turned to them, “We’re still gonna have to run a mile or two to get to the church.” He said with a grim face.
Max “WE can do this, we have to.”
~~~~~~~~~~~*

Maria walked up to the minister with a bright smile on her face. “Father could I have a word with you.”
The priest “Sure.”
Maria “Here’s the deal the groom hasn’t shown up yet-
The Priest “Oh dear, poor Liz. Do you want me to talk to her?”
Maria “No, No. We’re hoping that he’s just late, or unconscious somewhere.”
The Priest “I see—
Maria “What I would appreciate is that you could maybe stick around for a bit, maybe calm the crowd out there assure them that everything’s fine and the wedding will start shortly.”
The Priest “But that would be lying, and I have strong morals—
Maria gave him a menacing look. “Listen buddy I don’t care if you are the freggin pope. Get your ass out there and stall damn it ”

The priest jumped back. “Ok” he stuttered out.
Maria gave him a charming smile. “Thanks I really do appreciate what you’re doing.”
The Priest “Sure” He said while taking a step back from her.

Maria turned on her heels and made her way to Liz’s chamber.
‘God help the man who’s married to that one’ Thought the priest as he watched Maria’s retreating form.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Alex “Ok, We’ve got five minutes before the wedding and three miles.”
He said while looking at his watch.
Michael “We’re screwed. Damn it, I’m going to be sleeping on the couch for months and it’s going to be ugly when Maria gets her hands on me.”
Alex grimaced. “Isabel will definitely be right behind Maria.”
Max “Common I’m not going to miss my wedding.”

Alex and Michael watched as Max took off running toward the church. They just shook their heads and started running after him.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~*

Maria entered Liz’s chamber who was grilling Isabel.
Liz “My wedding should have started by now. Isabel what’s going on, I can see it in your eyes.” She turned to Maria. “Tell me.”
Maria gave out a sigh in defeat. “Lizzie I’m sorry, but Max hasn’t shown up.”
A numbness settled over Liz’s body. ‘He didn’t want to marry me.’ Tears trickled down her face as she sank to her knees and sobbed.
Maria and Isabel rushed over to Liz, their hearts breaking watching their friend in tears.
Maria “Liz it’s okay something just probably came up.”
“Face the facts Maria, Max came to his senses and realized that he didn’t want to be tied down with a wife. God I was such a fool to even think—
Maria “Liz stop. Michael and Alex haven’t showed up either.”

Isabel “Liz I know for a fact that my brother loves you more then life itself. When you broke up he was devastated.”
But Liz would here none of it. “I don’t want to here it. Please just leave me be.”
Maria and Isabel started to protest but Liz silenced them. “Please.”
They nodded their heads and left vowing to kill Max, Michael and Alex the minute they saw them.
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Max arrived to the church fifteen minutes later gasping for breath. He saw Isabel and Maria talking by the doors.
Isabel “I guess we should go in and tell everyone the weddings off…”
Max “NO ”
Isabel “MAX. Where the hell have you been?”
Maria “Liz is in there hysterical. How could you do this to her. I mean of all the idiotic things. And where the hell is Michael and Alex?”

Max didn’t answer Maria but ran to the bride chamber where Liz was. He had to explain what happened and beg her to marry him.
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Michael and Alex made it to the church three minutes later riding pink bikes with pink ribbon hanging down from the handlebars.

Maria and Isabel stood looking at them, their mouths hanging open not believing the sight before them. “MICHAEL GUERIN ”
Isabel “ALEX CHARLES WHITMAN ”
Maria walked up to Michael grabbing his ear yanking him off the bike before he could say anything. “First you’re late to the wedding breaking your sisters heart, and now you arrive fifteen minutes late on a ten year old girl’s bike What the hell is wrong with you? I swear you where dropped on your head as a baby ”
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Max knocked on the door gently before entering. The site before him made him want to kick his own ass. Liz sat in the middle of the room crying into her hands. Whit satin swirled around her giving her an angelic look to her.
Liz “Maria please just let me be for a little bit.” She sniffled out.
She looked up to see Max and her eyes went cold. “Get out of here.” Liz wiped at her eyes refusing to let him see her cry.
Max shut the door and walked over to Liz. “Not until you let me explain—
Liz “What, that you didn’t want to marry me? I think you’ve made that perfectly clear.”

Max started to put his hand to her cheek. “DON”T TOUCH ME ” Liz seethed out.
Hurt flashed through Max’s eyes. “Liz please I do want to marry you—
Liz “Don’t worry Max you’ll get visitations rights.”
Max “Damn it Liz that’s not it.”
Liz “You sure as hell better know that this baby will live with me ”
Max “Listen Liz, I love you. No one else. I passed out last night after drinking way too much. This morning we woke up in my car somewhere in the Northeast. Liz you have to know how much I tried to get here on time. I even ran the last couple miles. I know it’s no excuse, but I’m so sorry baby. You have to know how much I want to marry you.”

Liz thought it over. It was a poor excuse. And she had every right to be angry. ‘But she I love him.’ She thought. And no matter, she wanted to wake up for the rest of her life in his arms.

Max was caught off guard as Liz threw herself in his arms. He closed his eyes and squeezed her tightly to him, sighing in relief. “I’m so sorry baby. I promise to make it up to you.” He said as he kissed her temple.

Liz “You can start by marrying me right now ”
Max gave a small chuckle. “You got it angel.”
Liz pulled away. “Max what’s under your shirt?”
Max raised an eyebrow in confusion. Liz pulled his shirt over his head to reveal a nipple ring. Max “Oh my god.” He scrambled up to the mirror and turned around when Liz gave a gasp. “What?” He questioned.

Liz bit back a laugh. “It seems as though you had a busy night. Max glanced in the mirror and on his back was the words “LIZ’S BITCH” “Michael and Alex are dead ”

Michael and Alex walked into Liz’s chambers with Maria and Isabel still berating them.
Max “What the hell is this?” He said gesturing to his back.
Michael and Alex broke into laughter. Alex “That would be your new tattoo and piercing to go with it ”
Max went whit as a ghost.
Michael “It was a punishment for cheating in cards.”
Maria “Michael I can’t believe you ”
Isabel turned to Alex. “You are in big trouble.

Michael “Ladies relax, The one on his back is temporary.”
Max “What do you mean the one?”
Liz “There’s more?”
Max looked down at his arms and saw the words ‘Liz’s property’”
Liz walked over kissing his muscle. “I think I like this one.” She said in a quiet voice.
Max gave her a smile and whispered. “Me too.”

Maria “Alright Max get out of here and go get dressed. We still have a wedding.”
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Max watched as his Love walked slowly down the isle towards him a smile sprayed on her lips. He took her arm gently from Michael’s, and watched as he placed a kiss on her cheek turning to Max. “Take care of her.” “With my Life he replied.” Michael nodded his head and took his seat next to his wife.
Max slowly uncovered her veil and took her hand leading her the rest of the way to the alter.

“Do you Max Evans take Elizabeth Guerin to be your wife…”

“I do”

“And do you Elizabeth Guerin take Max Evans to be your husband…”

“I do.”


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Brian “Oh my god, no I won’t do this. It’s impossible.”
Stevens “Don’t worry I’ll do it, as of now it’s FBI jurisdiction.”
Brian “You son-of-a-bitch.”
Stevens “This is working out better then I could have hoped for.”
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http://www.tfaoi.com/am/4am/4am267.jpg Here’s a link if you want to see what the art museum looks like.
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“I know present to you Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Evans.” Applause was heard as Max and Liz made their way to the head table. Max leaned over and kissed Liz pulling back and smiling. Liz EVANS may I have this dance?”
Liz “You may Mr. Evans.”

Max pulled Liz out to the center of the room and Ginny Owens ‘If you want me to played.’

Max “Liz I promise I’ll spend the rest of my life cherishing you and our baby. I love you.”
Liz “Max I promise to love and adore you as much as you do me.”
Max leaned down and took her mouth with his before pulling back and wrapping his arms tighter around her waist. “Have I told you how beautiful you look today? I had to remember to breathe up there.”
Liz “Well you don’t look to bad yourself Mr. Evans.”

As the song finished six men walked up to Liz and Max flashing their badges. “Elizabeth Guerin?” one of them asked.
Liz “What is this?” She saw Brian standing near the door with remorse written all over his face.
Stevens “You under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used…”
Max “What the hell, get your hands off my wife.”
Michael ran up. “What is she being arrested for?”

“Murder.” Stevens said with a happy gleam in his eye.



Here’s the thing. There’s moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you’re gonna be. Sometimes they’re little subtle moments, sometimes there not. Bottom line is even if you see them coming you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asked for their life to be change, but it does. So what are we helpless, puppets? No the big moments are gonna come you can’t stop that. It’s what you do after words that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. -Whistler ~Becoming BTVS.
posted on 25-Dec-2001 7:49:34 AM by Gagnes Girl
Thank you all so much. I had a great vacation, I'm all tanned. Anyway, Thanks for the F.B. and don't worry all will work out... eventually! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Part 42

Max and Michael ran into the police station with Maria hot on there trails. Shock, anger, and terror written over their faces. Max by far was the angriest. He’d watched them man handle his wife, scaring her into tears. Someone was definitely going to pay.

Max walked up to the desk demanding answers. “Where the hell is my wife? What have you done with her? What is this ridiculous charge about?”

Maria glanced over the room and her eyes narrowed in a scowl when she found the one person that would give them answers. She marched over to Brian, who was sulking in the corner. Maria pushed him into the wall. “Brian you tell me what the hell is going on. Why do they have Liz locked up, and what do you have to do with this?”

Detective Maines looked down in shame, as Max and Michael caught sight of Maria and made there way over to her.
Michael “This is my baby sister, my only family left. So you’re going to tell us what this is all about.”
Detective Maines “Alright, A little boy found a body in a cement wall. We recovered the body and we found a hair follicle on it. We assumed since it was dark it would be yours or Evans, or someone in your family. But shook on us when it came back a match to Liz. You have to believe me when I tell you I never wanted any of this to happen.”
Max “You never wanted this to happen? You never wanted this to happen!?”
Maria “Calm down Max.”

Maria turned towards Brian. “Let us see Liz, please.”
Detective Maines. “I don’t know…”
Maria “Brian Liz is sitting in the cell terrified in about what’s going to happen. This is her wedding day and it’s already been ruined, please.”
Michael “Detective Liz is pregnant, this can’t be good for the baby and I know you wouldn’t want to be responsible for my sister having a miscarriage.”
Brian snapped his head up to Michael “Liz is pregnant?”
Max “Yes she is.”
Brian “I can only take one of you with me right now, I’m sorry.”
Max “Lead the way.”
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Max rushed over towards Liz’s cell unprepared for the sight before him. He expected to see a crying, distraught Liz, but instead found her on the cell floor staring off, still clad in her wedding dress. Max fell to his knees and went to grab her hand, but she was too far away.
Max “Liz I’m here baby.”
Max watched as Liz still didn’t look at him. “Liz talk to me please, yell scream cry, anything just talk to me.”

Liz kept her eyes to the floor as she spoke. “When I was a little girl I used to play in my mothers rose garden. It was so big, she would spend hours out there weeding and watering. No help was aloud to touch her roses. The garden was enclosed with a six-foot stonewall and in the center was a stone house where she’d keep her supplies. One day I wondered into it. I remember pretending to be a ballerina. The next thing I know the door shut and locked. I was so scared that I didn’t move. Finally I ran to the door pounding on it screaming for help. But no one heard me. I screamed and pounded on that door for hours but no one would let me out.” She finished with tears in her eyes, but they never had a chance to fall.

Max “Come here Liz.”
Liz still didn’t move or look at Max. He grabbed the end of her gown and pulled her over to him. Taking her hands in his he frowned. “Your hands are like ice.” He took of his coat and placed it over her shoulders. Max placed his hands on her face, bringing it up to finally meet his eyes. “Liz I will get you out of this. I promise you.”

“Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” Liz said in a cold whisper.

Max was taken back, before he could respond an angry voice pulled him away.

“Your not supposed to be in here!”
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Maria watched Max’s sullen form walk back over to them.
Maria “How’s Liz?”
Max “Not good. It’s like she’s in shock but not.”
Michael “What are you talking about?”
Max “She wouldn’t touch me or really let me touch her. She wasn’t crying or yelling, just looking to the floor. And she told me this story about when she was little how she got trapped in your mother’s garden house.”

Maria “What’s happened?”
Michael “Liz was only six when this happened. She was playing in mom’s garden house and somehow got locked in it. We found her three days later in there. She had bruises on her hands from striking the door over and over again.”
Maria “Oh god, what are we going to do? We have to get her out of there now!”

“What you’re all going to do is sit tight and wait for the bail hearing.”
Maria “And just who the hell are you?”
Max “Maria this is Allison Davis, my lawyer.”
Maria eyed the leggy blond with suspicion. “I’m warning you-
Michael closed his hand over Maria’s mouth. “Excuse my wife, we’re all worried about Liz and she’s taking it to heart.”
Allison “Mrs. Guerin I assure you I graduated top of my class at Princeton. If anyone will get her out it’s me. You should be glad I was at the wedding instead of off on vacation like normal.”

Max “Enough tell me what’s going on.”
Allison eyed Maria and Michael.
Maria bit Michael’s hand effectively removing it from her mouth. “Oh no you don’t sister. Michael is Liz’s brother, and I’m her best friend. What you tell Max you tell us.”
Max nodded his head in agreement.
Allison “Her hearing is set for December 28th.”
Michael (who’s hand was swelling to the size of a pineapple, and had the coloring of a cherry) spoke up. “This is ridiculous. So Liz just sits in jail till then. No this is fuckin unacceptable.”
Allison “I know. I called in some favors and got the hearing moved up to an hour from now.”

Max “Allison that’s great-
Allison “Before you go thanking me let me say this. I’ll get a bail set that’s a guarantee. But it won’t be cheap.”
Max “I’ll pay whatever it takes.”
Allison nodded her head. “Well I have to go and prepare. Is there anything I should know that will help me?”
Maria “Liz is a perfect citizen, she’s never had so much as a speeding ticket. She’s constantly doing charity work and helping the children in her local studio neighborhood.”
Allison “That’s a good start, anything else?”

“She’s pregnant.” Max said in a soft voice.
Allison’s eye’s widened. “ H-how far along?” She stuttered out.
Max “Three months.”
Allison “I see.”

Maria for some reason had a strong disliking for the woman in front of her spoke. Maybe it was the looks she was giving Max. The girl definitely had it bad for him. Or maybe it was because she kept referring to Liz as ‘her’. And who the hell wears black to a wedding? ‘Time to put her in her place’ Maria thought. “Well that’s wonderful. But how about going off and doing some work to get Mrs. Evans off.” She said, stressing the Mrs. Evans part.
Allison looked to Max. “I’m going to go see if we can hurry her—
“Her name is Liz. Elizabeth Evans. Do you need me to spell it out for you?” Maria said in a frosty tone.

Max “Maria please-
Maria “No you don’t Max. This little girl over here wants you, and could care less if Lizzie gets off. Or maybe that’s her plan.”
Michael “Maria let’s go get you something to eat.” He said placing a hand on her back steering her away from Allison. Before he left he gave Max a warning look stating he agreed with Maria.

Max “I’m sorry Allison.”
Allison “Don’t worry about it.”
Max “No Maria just is really close to Liz. There like sisters and she just sees you as a threat.”
Allison “Well three months ago she would have had reason.”
Max “Allison I love Liz, nothings ever going to change that.”
Allison “I know. I saw the look in your eyes when you where with her tonight. She’s very pretty, and what we had is in the past.”
Max started to speak but Allison cut him off.
Allison “Max I’m going to work my hardest to get Liz off, I won’t let any old feelings get in the way.”
Max “Thank-you.”
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Max, Maria and Michael watched as the bailiff brought Liz in. Maria grabbed Liz in a fierce hug, holding back tears.

“Lizzie hang in there ok. This will be over soon.” Maria whispered.
Liz nodded pulling back and sitting in her chair before Max and Michael could hug her.

“ALL RISE”

Judge “You may now be seated.”
“Case number 122537-3B The people vs. Elizabeth Evans.”
Judge “D.A. what do you have to say.”
D.A. “Your honor this is a murder case where the defendant’s hair is on the victim. She also is a flight risk. Under these circumstances I must say that Mrs. Evans remain in jail.”
Judge “Ms. Davis.”

Allison “Your honor Elizabeth Evans is a standout citizen. She sponsor’s numerous charities and gives free painting and drawing classes to the children in her studio neighborhood. Her record is clean and I see no reason why Mrs. Evans should remain in jail.”
Judge “Is that all?”
Allison “No your honor, Mrs. Evans is also three months pregnant.”
The District Attorney stood up immediately. “Your honor many woman have been in jail pregnant.”
Judge “You sir may take a seat and will wait to be heard.”

Allison “That maybe true but it doesn’t make it right. There are cases against the California Court about this going on right now. I could have a— ”
Judge “That won’t be necessary. I’ve made my ruling already. Elizabeth Evans your bail has been set for $250,000— “
D.A. “Your honor I object—“
Judge “Also if and when you are released you will be forced to wear an ankle bracelet to monitor your movements at all times. Any failure to show up in court or if there is even a hint that you might run I will not hesitate to through you back in jail. Is that clear?”

Liz “Yes your honor.”
Judge “Good. Your next trial date has been set for two weeks from now where you will enter a plea and a trial date will be decided. Court is adjourned.”


Here’s the thing. There’s moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you’re gonna be. Sometimes they’re little subtle moments, sometimes there not. Bottom line is even if you see them coming you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asked for their life to be change, but it does. So what are we helpless, puppets? No the big moments are gonna come you can’t stop that. It’s what you do after words that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. -Whistler ~Becoming BTVS.
posted on 27-Dec-2001 9:58:55 AM by Gagnes Girl
Hey does anyone know the song this lyric goes to?


"Did you get my letter I wrote that I did not send."

It's an older song and this lyric popped into my head but I can't recall who sang it or any other line in the song. All I know is a woman sang it. If anyone knows it please please post and tell me. It's driving me crazy.

*happy*
Laura
posted on 3-Jan-2002 3:46:23 PM by Gagnes Girl


Part 44

Max awoke his hand immediately searching out Liz. His eyes snapped open as his hand discovered the cool sheets. Jumping out of bed and throwing on some clothes Max raced downstairs calling out to Liz. A bad feeling churning in the pit of his stomach. When she didn’t respond Max started searching all the rooms growling in frustration when he discovered her car keys where gone.

Max “Danny”
Danny walked into the kitchen and saw the angry look on Max’s face. Remembering the warning last night he prayed it had nothing to do with him. “Yea boss?”
Max “Where is my wife?”
Danny “I don’t know, I haven’t seen her all morning.”
Max clenched his jaw. “Her keys are gone. Where are Johnny and Vinny? I assigned them to protect her.”
Danny looked around nervously. “They’re ah in the dinning room.”

Max raised an eyebrow. He walked into the dinning room grabbing his gun as he went. Max walked up to the two men who where sitting down chatting.
They stopped talking and looked up at Max who was pointing a gun at Vinny.

“Where is my wife?” Max said in a deadly voice.
Johnny “She hasn’t come down yet.”
Max “Wrong. You mean to tell me my little hundred pound wife eluded the two men who are assigned to keep her safe?”

The two men said nothing. What could they say? They had failed at watching the most important person in their boss’s life. Holding their head in shame they awaited their fate.

Max debated over what to do. On one hand they had failed, but normally they where very capable men. Which led Max to believe Liz had snuck out not wanting to be followed. But nonetheless they should have been more alert. Coming to a decision Max spoke.

“You have one chance to redeem yourself. You find Liz and you find her now. I don’t care what you have to do. If you fail me this time I guarantee that you won’t be happy.” Max lowered his gun and exited the room and heading to his study to call the one person who might have an idea where Liz might be.
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Liz walked into the same place she had for many years. St. Christopher’s Church sat on the corner of Chestnut and Seventeenth Street. The same church her parents would take her and Michael every Sunday morning for mass.

“Liz what a surprise.”
Liz turned and offered a smile that didn’t reach her eyes to Rev. Caricuzzi.
“I’ve come for confession, if that’s okay.”

The Rev. nodded taking pity on the girl in front of him. He had known her since she was a baby, watching her grow up into the lovely young woman that she was today. He had married her last night and saw the anguish when she was arrested. “Of course my dear. Come this way.”

Liz clutched the rosary she had been given when she was a child and walked towards the confessional booth. She sat down and waited till the tiny door slid open.

“Forgive me father for I have sinned it’s been…” Liz paused as she tried to recall the last time she had sat in this same seat. “It’s been four months since my last confession.”
Rev. “Continue my child.”
Liz “I’m so lost. All my problems seemed to have started the day I met Max. Max and I are so different, but yet the same. Yea we come from the same type of family but where I’ve tried to distance myself from the whole business he’s right in the middle of it.”
Rev. “But you still came together.”

Liz “Yes. Through it all Max won my heart and I love him. I don’t think I could imagine my life without him or his love.”
Rev. “But…”
Liz “But circumstances have put us into an impossible situation right now.”
Rev. “What are these circumstances.”

Liz took a deep breath and decided to say it all. “A few months ago I was kidnapped. Someone was trying to get Michael and Max’s territory and used me against both of them. They saved me and from what I know they got rid of everyone involved.”
Rev. “I assume you never went to the police.”
Liz “No. Max and Michael took care of it by themselves.”
Rev. “This bothers you.”
Liz “Very much. I’ve never liked the life that Michael and my father led. I always thought I would marry outside of this whole mob thing.”

Rev. “Do you regret your choice now with all the problems you’re going through now?”
Liz “I—I don’t know. I think if I could go back and start fresh I would change the way things started between Max and I. But I wouldn’t change us getting together.”
Rev. “I see.”

Liz “Last night when I was arrested I was shocked and scared. By the time I got to jail I was angry. I was angry with Max and Michael. I blamed them for putting me in this situation. I’m still angry. I don’t know how to get past this. How to go through this with my marriage still intact when it’s over. Because I know that Max and Michael had the man that I’m on trial for murdering killed. How am I supposed to live with this sin? With the sins Max commits daily. How do I teach our baby right and wrong when it gets older when its father is committing crime and having people murdered?”

Rev. “Liz I wish I could tell you to say a hundred Hail Mary’s and everything will be right, but the only solution to your problem is to speak to Max.”
Liz “I’m scared.”
Rev. “Of Max?”
Liz “No. Max would never hurt me. I’m just scared I’ll hurt him and then I’m scared he’ll tell me that he likes his business and that we shouldn’t have married.”
Rev. “Child you must make a choice. Only you can make it. Do some soul searching Liz.”

Liz “I feel just as lost then when I first came here.”
Rev. “Liz you have to find your path and no matter what the perils on it stick with it. You’ll succeed child, it’s not in you to fail.”
Liz “Thank-you.”
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Max slammed the phone down frustration. Maria wasn’t sure where Liz would be at this time of the morning. He had already tried her studio and her assistant had told him she had not been in. Max rubbed his eyes.

“Where are you Liz?”
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Liz walked slowly up to the two graves kneeling down and placing the Red roses on the snow covered ground under their headstone. She took of her isotoners and traced the two names carved into the cold stone.

Liz “Mom, Dad it’s me Liz. I know I haven’t been here in a while but things have been so busy. I’m married now, to Max Evans.” She said with a smile

“But what a mess I’m in. I’ve been accused of murder. And I’m so scared.” She wiped at the tear that where escaping. “Look at me crying like a baby. I just wish you were both here to tell me what to do, because right now I have no clue what to do. Mom how did you deal with Dad’s life style? Help me I’m so lost.”

Liz attention was drawn to a little bird that had started chirping on a nearby branch. He seemed to be talking to her, yelling at her was more like it. Liz chuckled and looked back down to the grave.

“Ok I get the message. I have to talk to Max and tell him what I feel even if it means he doesn’t want to be with me.”

Liz stood up and grabbed went to grab her gloves when a hand grabbed her arm. She automatically pushed back falling on the ground in the process. Liz looked up to see Johnny the bodyguard Max had assigned to her.

Johnny “Mrs. Evans you need to come with me right now.” He said extending his hand to help her up.

Liz pushed away his hand and stood up giving him a menacing eye. “Don’t you ever touch me. I’ll do what I want when I want and you will not order me around.”
Johnny “Mrs. Evans I’m just following orders.”
Liz just glared at him and quickly made her way to her car not even bothering to wait for Johnny.
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Max put the phone down relief spread through his body. Johnny had found Liz and they we’re on their way home.



Here’s the thing. There’s moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you’re gonna be. Sometimes they’re little subtle moments, sometimes there not. Bottom line is even if you see them coming you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asked for their life to be change, but it does. So what are we helpless, puppets? No the big moments are gonna come you can’t stop that. It’s what you do after words that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. -Whistler ~Becoming BTVS.
posted on 7-Jan-2002 3:26:29 PM by Gagnes Girl

Part 45a

Liz walked through the door and headed strait to Max’s study with Johnny hot on her heals. She didn’t bother to knock as she burst into Max’s office.

Max gave a sigh of relief as he saw Liz enter his study. He watched as she took a seat and looked strait at him waiting. Her chin raised ready for his yelling.

“Get out ”

Liz jumped at the harsh sound of Max’s voice. She closed her eyes briefly before reopening them to see Max’s eyes almost black with anger, but there was something else too. A hint of fear lay within them.

Max waited till Johnny scampered out of the room before turning his gaze back to Liz. Her eyes were closed and she was clutching something tightly in her hand. Suddenly her eyes opened and she was staring straight into his eyes, like she was looking for something. Max jumped out of his chair and started pacing the room like a caged tiger.

He was lost right now. All he wanted to do was take Liz in his arms and kiss her senseless. ‘But you’re supposed to be angry with her.’ How could he stay angry with her when one look from her chocolate eyes made his knees quiver? ‘She could have gotten hurt’

Liz watched Max’s inner battle play out as he continued to pace. She was sorry for leaving without saying anything, but it was something she had to do for herself. Max abruptly stopped and spoke in a calm voice.

“Where were you?”

Liz “Confession.”
Max was relieved. She was finally talking to him. And of all the places she could have been alone at least she was at the safest one. It still didn’t excuse her sneaking out and not telling him though. “Why didn’t you leave a note, or wake me?” He was trying to stay calm but scenarios of what could have happened to her kept running through his mind. “You could have been hurt or worse killed.”

Liz “Max I just went to church. All I wanted to do was go to confession and not have people constantly watching what I was doing.”
Max “They’re there for you safety Liz. You know how easy it is to have someone get you.”
Liz “I refuse to live my life in fear. I want to do what I want when I want and I’m not going to have three of your lackies following me.” She said raising her voice.
Max counted to ten and thought about what Michael said about not pushing. Deciding to try another approach Max spoke gently. “Liz sweetheart I just want you and the baby to be safe and happy.”
Liz’s demeanor softened before she shook her head. “Max I won’t let you sweet talk your way through this. I can’t live like this, I really thought I could but I can’t.”

Her statement rocked Max to the core. “Yo—You don’t want to be with me?”

Liz eyes filled with tears. “No Max I want to be with you. I love you so much. But look what’s become of me. I’m on trial for murder Max. I could go to prison for the rest of my life. All I’ve ever wanted to do is paint. Have my own studio where I could set my own hours and do what I pleased. I have that Max. And I don’t want to lose that. And I don’t want to lose the baby. I’m terrified that I’ll never know my baby. That I’ll miss everything important that happens.”

Max “Liz that’s not going to happen I won’t let it.”
Liz “You can’t promise me that I won’t go to jail for this. Even this is out of your hands.”

Max “NO. You will not be going to prison Liz. I will come forward and confess before that happens.”
Liz “So now instead of not having a mother the baby loses its father. It’s a lose-lose situation.”
Max “Liz we can make this work. We’ll find a way.”
Liz gave him a bittersweet smile. “Why do we even have to find a way at all?”
Max “Liz I’m asking you to have faith in me. Let me get you out of this mess and then it’ll just be the three of us.”
Liz “Don’t you mean the four of us?”

A bewildered look crossed Max’s face. “Liz what are you talking about?”
“I’m talking about your business Max. It’s apart of us, of you. And no matter how hard you or I try it’ll always be like that. ” She said in an angry tone.
“So what do you want Liz? Tell Me what the hell I’m supposed to do ” He shouted.
Liz “Don’t yell at me I’m just being honest Max.”
Max “You—

Michael and Alex picked that particular moment to walk in.
Michael “Did we interupt something?”
Max “No, Liz was just going to lay down.”

Liz gave Max a look saying that they weren’t done by a long shot. She stood slowly and made her way to the door only stopping to give Michael a hug before leaving.

Michael watched as Max raked a hand through his hair before lashing out in anger and throwing the papers off his desk.

Michael “What happened?”
Max “We’re not here to discuss my marital problems.”
“When my sister is upset is does concern me, so don’t act like an—” Michael said in a raised voice.

Alex jumped in deciding to play peacemaker. “Guys we’re here to clear Liz. Let’s stop this bullshit right now.”
Michael and Max sized each other up before backing off.

Michael “What do we do?”
Alex “I came up with a way to get Liz off.”
Both men snapped their head up to Alex waiting for him to continue.
Alex I was thinking this morning and it came to me, remember Sonny Cessna?
Michael “I’ve heard the name before. Wasn’t he an old boss in New York?”

Alex “Yea, he was also accused of killing two men from rival families. The DA had a pretty tight case against him too.”
Max “So what happened and how does this help Liz?”
Alex “Well one day before trial a man named Adam Jones walked into the court room and confessed to the murders. Cessna got off clean and free.”
Michael “Who was Adam Jones?”
Alex “An average man he was married and had five kids. He was also very poor and about two hundred thousand in debt.”

Michael “So he goes to jail for Cessna and gets his debt payed off.”
Alex “And his family taken care of for the rest of their life.”
Max “So you think I should pay someone to take the blame for Liz.”
Alex “Max think about it the DA will be out for blood. No doubt it’ll be a nasty trial Liz’s name is going to be trashed and they’ll do and use anything to get a guilty verdtic. Now do you really want to chance it?”
Michael “Liz will never go for it if she knew.”

Max “That’s why we don’t tell her.”
Michael “Max I’m telling you do this and Liz finds out you will lose her.”
Max “I’ll lose her if she’s in jail.”
Michael “I don’t want my sister to go through a trial any more then you do, but ruining someone’s life. That seems wrong even to me.”
Max “I don’t care.”

Michael “Max don’t do this. Not yet anyway. Why don’t we wait and see how the trial goes before we do this.
Max turned to Alex needing his opinion. “What do you say?”
Alex thought it over. “I say let’s see how the trial goes. If things are looking bad, than I’ll get in touch with my contact.”
Max nodded his head thinking it over. On one hand he really didn’t want to screw up someone’s life, but on the other he would not stand for Liz in jail.
“We wait. But at the first sign of trouble we use your contact Alex.


Here’s the thing. There’s moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you’re gonna be. Sometimes they’re little subtle moments, sometimes there not. Bottom line is even if you see them coming you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asked for their life to be change, but it does. So what are we helpless, puppets? No the big moments are gonna come you can’t stop that. It’s what you do after words that counts. That’s when you find out who you are. -Whistler ~Becoming BTVS.