posted on 9-Sep-2001 2:00:56 PM by Anniepoo98
Title: More Than Anything
Author: Annie
E-mail: Anniepoo98⊕
Rating: PG
Summary: Max and Michael are brothers who have just moved to Roswell. Read the rest to find out more.
Disclaimer: I only own the story. Roswell belongs to UPN, Jason Katims, and Melinda Metz.

Author's Note: The rest of this story is on the repost board here or the old board. However, after this part, I am going to stop posting on the old board.

Part Twenty-six… Only you

Liz found that she couldn't stop smiling. The girls' night out turned out to be a success. She had a hard time deciding what was the best part of the evening. "It has to be Pam Troy's face when I shot the dressing at her," Liz thought out loud. But the rest of the night was just as fun.
After eating, the four of them went through store after store trying on clothes. Liz even looked at some maturity stuff. Then, they all went to the movies. Thinking about it all brought a wide smile to Liz's face.
That's when she heard someone climbing up the fire escape. Liz went out onto her balcony and over to the railing. It was Max.
"Hey Max, what are you doing here," she asked, surprised to see him.
"Do I need a reason to see you," Max replied as he reached balcony.
Liz hugged him. "No."
"So did you have fun tonight?"
Liz nodded her head against Max's chest. She just loved being so close to him. "I looked at maturity stuff."
Max's smile got wider. This pregnancy might not have been planned, but Max was certainly in awe of the fact that Liz was going to have his child. It was amazing enough that she loved him, but the thought of their child growing inside her just did things to him. Max removed on of his hands from her back and placed it on her tummy.
Liz took a step back, kind of shocked at the gesture. It was the first time he had ever done that. "What are you doing," she asked him.
Max looked into her eyes. "Seeing if I can feel the baby."
Liz giggled. "I think it's too soon. My mom says that the first time she felt me kick was after four months."
Max pulled her closer. "Never hurts to check."
Liz wrapped her arms around his neck. Her fingers started playing with the hairs at the base of his neck. Max leaned down and started kissing Liz's neck. He placed light kisses on the ridge of her shoulder, then made a trail up to her mouth. He loved the way Liz's breath got caught in her throat when he did this.
Liz let out a little moan as Max took her lips in a hungry kiss. She open her mouth to allow him access to her tongue. Max accepted the invitation, allow his tongue to explore her mouth, teasing hers with each stroke.
The kiss broke when they both need air. Liz looked into Max's eyes and saw the same desire that she had seen on the night they made love. She wanted him too, but now was not the time to act on those feelings. As Max went back to attacking her neck with his kisses, Liz let out a sigh. "We can't Max. Not tonight. My parents are inside."
Max pulled himself way from her neck. "I know."
Liz smiled as she hugged him again. "Don't worry, soon. I love you."
Max rested his head in her hair. "I love you too. Only you." Then, Max got down on his knees. He placed a couple of light kiss on Liz's stomach. "I love you too baby," he whispered.

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posted on 9-Sep-2001 4:12:00 PM by Anniepoo98
sorry that I forgot to ask this earlier, but I need help picking names for the baby. vote for one boy name and one girl name

Girl Names Boy Names
Prudence Patrick
Kathryn Thomas
Charlotte Will
Emma Daniel

Sorry that I forgot to but these earlier...please choose your favorites.


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posted on 17-Sep-2001 10:38:08 PM by Anniepoo98
Howdy all. I am finally posting part twenty seven. Sorry, it has been a crazy week. I will try to update more often. Well, I hope that you all like this part.


P.S. I wanted to talk you for all the feedback... you are too good to me.

Part Twenty-seven… A Dance

By the end of April, it seemed like everyone in Roswell knew about Max, Liz and the baby. Max had managed to get a job at the UFO Center. It was minimum wage, but Max's boss, Brody, had been a teenage father as well, so he gave him all the hours he could handle. Liz was still working at the Crashdown, but her hours were growing fewer as she was getting bigger.
Yep, Liz's tummy was getting rounder. She had only gained about ten pounds, but seemed to be much more than that on her tiny frame. Also, with being about eighteen weeks along, she was getting hormonal too.
However, that was not all that the beginning of May promised. Prom was only a week away. Everyone was planning on going. At least, until Liz tried on her prom dress.
Max climbed up Liz's balcony the Sunday before prom, just like he did on every one of his breaks. Only this time he found Liz sitting on the floor of her room, crying into what looked like a burgundy blob of fabric. Max quickly climbed through her window and sat down beside her. "Liz, honey, what is the matter?"
Liz pulled away from him. "I'm fat and horrid and this dress is hideous." With that Liz's eyes filled with fresh tears and she began cry even harder.
A small smile crept across his face. He had suspected that Liz's hormones were acting up when she dropped a pencil in the restaurant and cried because she was "to big" to pick it up. Now he knew they were. "Liz you are not fat, you're beautiful."
Liz didn't even look up. "No, I'm not. And I am not going to the Prom."
"Liz, you have to go to the Prom. Otherwise you will regret it. Come on, we're all going."
"I will not go to the Prom looking like a big, grape tent. This dress is hideous."
Max ran a finger along Liz's jaw line and tilted her chin so she was looking at him. "Liz, you could never look hideous. You' re the most beautiful woman in the world and I love you more than anything."
A small smile spread across Liz's face. Max took that as his cue to kiss her. He leaned in and placed a light kiss tenderly on Liz's lips. She then opened her mouth slightly to allow the kiss to deepen. While they kissed, Max grabbed ahold of the dress and pried it out of Liz's hands. "Let me take care of this," he whispered when the kiss broke.
Liz just nodded her head. She couldn't believe how wonderful Max was. He placed another kiss on her lips before he had to go. As he climbed back out the window, Max turned to Liz. "On Saturday I am planning to dance with the most wonderful woman in the world, so don't break my plans." With that, he turned and left.

More soon I promise... is good, very good.


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posted on 18-Sep-2001 10:01:18 AM by Anniepoo98
thanks for all the feedback. I figured that since it took me so long to post the last part, I would post another one today. I hope that you all like it.


Part Twenty-eight… The Dress

Right after Max got off work that night he called Maria. The phone rang three times before an out of breath Michael answered. "Who is this?"
"Michael," Max asked. That is when he heard Maria in the background. "It's my Mom and the Sheriff. I told you not to answer the phone."
"Tell Maria she's safe. It just me…Max. You know, your brother." Max couldn't help but smiling. He had apparently caught them at a bad time.
"Max," Michael sighed into the phone, half-relieved and half-mad. "What is it? Is something wrong?"
"No. I was calling to ask Maria a favor."
There was a pause for a second on the other end of the phone before Maria finally spoke. "Hey Max. I sooo glad that it was you calling. What is it?"
Max tried to help himself, but he couldn't. "So what were you two doing?"
Maria quickly answered. "Nothing. Okay, we were kissing…that's it. I swear."
Then he heard Michael in the background. "You don't have to tell him that. Max it is none of your business."
Max began to chuckle. "Tell my brother not to worry. No one has to know that you two were making out."
"Thanks," Maria whispered into the phone. "So what did you have to ask me?"
"I was wondering if you could help me out with Liz. She is so upset that she has been gaining weight. She even threatened not to go to Prom. Could you fix her dress? It really is awful, but don't tell her I said that."
Maria smiled. She loved to sew and make clothes. "Not a problem, chico. Can you give it to me tomorrow at school?"
Max nodded he head. "Sure. Thanks Maria. Liz has just had so much on her plate, and the pregnancy hormones haven't been helping."
"Don't thank me. I love doing this kind of stuff. Not to mention, she is my best friend. I'll even get Isabel to help me with a design for it."
"Great," Max said. "I'll see you tomorrow. And don't keep my brother out too late."
Suddenly, Michael voice came booming into the phone. "I heard that Max."

The next day, Max gave Maria the dress. She had to agree that it was not Liz's style at all. Isabel seemed to be as happy as Maria to be working on the dress. "This is going to be so much fun," she squealed when she heard the idea. "I love designing clothes."
Tess just rolled her eyes. She could only remember the last time Maria and Isabel worked on a project together. It was in ninth grade and they had to make paper mache masks for drama class. With Maria and Isabel being as opinionated as they were, it was lucky that they made it out alive. Tess recalled it took them a week before they spoke to each other again. "Yep," Tess sighed. "This is going to be a load of fun."
And she was right. By Wednesday night, Isabel and Maria were at each others throats. Tess tried to be comic relief, but she was getting fed up. Finally, after hearing an argument about the appropriate color thread for the dress, she stood up in the middle of Maria's room and let out a stress-filled scream. "Enough," she cried. "You two are friends and we are trying to help Liz. Work together for God's sake."
Both Maria and Isabel fell silent. They looked at each other, then back to Tess. "We're sorry," Maria whispered."
"We'll be good," Isabel followed up.
For the next hour and a half, they worked together. When they were finished, the three stood back and admired their work.
"Liz is going to love it," Tess said with a smile.
"No doubt," Isabel added. "You can really sew, Maria."
"Thanks, but the design is just as awesome."
Tess began to laugh uncontrollably. Soon, the other two joined in. "I think that we should drop by the mall tomorrow and pick up some accessories," Isabel suggested, between fits of laughter.
Tess and Maria looked at each other, nodded, and began to laugh all over again. is like candy without the calories. Please feed my addiction.

More soon...


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posted on 29-Sep-2001 6:16:14 PM by Anniepoo98
Howdy everyone. I am finally back with a new part. Joy. I was going to post this earlier, but this weekend has been crazy. So here is the new part now. I hope that you likes. This is only section A, so this part is going to be long...just wanted to let you know.


Part Twenty-nine A… The Prom

With the accessories and the dress, Liz was bound to look gorgeous. Everyone agreed on that, but Liz. She still wasn't convinced that she should go to the Prom. So, on the Saturday of the Prom, Maria, Isabel, and Tess showed up at noon to force Liz to get ready. "Today is going to be perfect," Isabel vowed. "Or else."
Maria tried her hardest not to laugh, but it didn't work. She began to chuckle, which worked its way into a belly laugh, then a silent one where her whole body shook.
Isabel just looked at her. "What did I say that was so funny?"
Maria struggled to get her breath. "It's the return of the Planning Nazi," she managed to squeeze out between giggles.
"At least you don't have to live with her at Christmas time," Tess added.
"Hey," Isabel responded to the attacks on her strive for perfection. "There are just some occasions where anything less than perfection is unacceptable. For instance, Christmas, birthdays, your wedding…"
Maria leaned over and whispered to Liz. "Run Liz, before she gets to the P-word."
"And prom," Isabel finished her rant.
Liz smiled. "Too late."

The four friends spent the rest of the day getting ready for the big night, with Nancy's help. At 6:30, the doorbell to the apartment rang, signaling the end to their primping time. Jeff answered the door and nearly fell over laughing at the four nervous guys, looking very uncomfortable, at his door.
"Ladies," Jeff yelled toward the back of the apartment. "Your knights in shining armor have arrived."
"Just a couple more minutes," Nancy yelled back at him.
Max, Alex, Michael, and Kyle shuffled into the apartment. Max seemed especially nervous. This was the first time he had encountered Liz's dad since they announced she was pregnant. Jeff could sense Max's anxiety, and decided to have a little fun with him. "Maxwell, could I have a word with you in the kitchen."
Max swallowed hard. "Sure Mr. Parker," he replied as he followed Jeff into the other room.
When they reached the kitchen, Jeff turned to face Max. "You do realize how lucky you are to still be alive," Jeff said in a harsh voice.
Max nodded his head.
"I mean you got my only daughter, my baby, pregnant, and I have allowed you back into my home to see her." Jeff was starting to lay it on thick.
"Sir," Max began to speak, but Jeff cut him off.
"I don't want to hear excuses," he said, giving Max the evil eye. "I just want you to promise me one thing."
Max swallowed hard again. He could swear that Mr. Parker was going to have some awful chore for him to do. But if it meant somehow impressing Liz's father so that he could be with Liz, he would do it. "Anything," Max told him with a shaky voice.
Jeff could see the wheels turn in Max's head. When he said 'anything' Jeff knew that Max was in love with Liz. Jeff walked over to Max and placed a hand on his shoulder. "Make this a night my daughter will never forget."
Max let out the breath he had been holding. "Of course," Max stammered.
Jeff let loose with a roaring laugh. He had his fun, now it was time to let Max off the hook… a little. "I know that you do care about Liz, Max. No one else would have subjected themselves to the will of an angry father without knowing what he was going to have them do first."
A small smile crept across Max's face. Just then, the heard Nancy yell from the living room. "Jeff, Max get out here so the ladies can make their grand entrance."
As they entered the living room, the other guys looked at Max. Max gave a slight smile as he took a place next to Michael.
"Drumroll please," Nancy announced.
The four guys tried their best, but the sound they made was pitiful.
Nancy gave a little laugh. "Okay, nevermind." She turned to face down the hallway. "Ladies, the drumroll was a bust, so come on out."
Isabel was the first to emerge. She was wearing a low cut, sapphire-colored dress with spaghetti straps. Her haw was pulled back into a simple French twist with a few stray pieces of hair cascading down.
Alex's grin got considerably bigger as he took Isabel's arm. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever scene. And she was going to the prom with him.
Next, Tess walked out of Liz's room. Her dress was a silver-grayish color that had little rhinestones scattered across the bodice. Tess's curly hair was pulled back on each side with matching rhinestone clip, which allow the rest of her hair to hang down her exposed back.
Kyle couldn't speak. She was a vision. Tess smiled nervously, waiting for Kyle to respond. Finally, Max elbowed Kyle in the ribs. He stumbled forward and offered Tess his arm. "Wow Tess, wow," was all he managed to say.
"Thanks Kyle," Tess said, trying not to laugh at his reaction. She took his arm and the walked over towards the door.
The third person to emerge from Liz's room was Maria. Her simple, pale-pink dress was made from layers of thin material, which framed her form quite nicely. Her hair was in a loose French braid with flowers woven into the tresses.
Michael had the same reaction Max did to Liz's father wanting to talk to him. He swallowed hard and the look on his face was one of pure fear. Maria noticed this. She snapped her fingers in front of Michael's face. "Aren't you going to say something, space cadet?"
Michael nodded, but said nothing. He just kept thinking about how wonderful Maria looked. Maria tossed her hands up and walked over to Michael. She took his arm and linked it with hers. Everyone else in the room just started to laugh.
"What's so funny," a voice asked from the other side of the room.
Max turned and saw Liz standing at the edge of the hall. She took his breath away. Maria and Isabel had completely redone the dress. Now, the burgundy material was formed into an empire waist dress that gracefully hung over Liz's protruding belly. Her hair was curled and gathered into a pearl clip on one side. Max walked over to Liz, and took her hand in his own. "You look amazing," he told her.
Liz blushed a little and smiled happily at him. "Thanks, you look great too. But what was so funny?"
"Michael's reaction to Maria when she walked out here," Max replied.
Michael pretended to look insulted. "Hey bro. It was the same look you had on your face when Liz's dad wanted to talk to you."
Liz turned to look at her dad. "Daddy, you had a talk with Max," she asked, slightly mad.
Jeff looked into Liz's eyes. "Yes I did, and that is my right. A father has to talk to any guy who wants to take his beautiful daughter to prom."
"Besides," Michael added because he was getting a little impatient. "He lived, now let's go."
Maria swatted at him playfully. "Damnit Michael. Patience is a virtue."
However, Alex agreed with Michael. "Not right now it isn't. We have a surprise for you ladies."
Liz turned back to Max. "A surprise," she asked.
Max's grin got even wider. "Yep," he said, as he offered Liz his arm.
Liz took it and the four couples headed out of the apartment. is like candy without calories. Feed my addiction.


When I close my eyes each night,
The sweetest dreams fill my head,
Of you holding me tight,
Dreaming next to me in my bed!!!
posted on 1-Oct-2001 12:38:49 PM by Anniepoo98
Hey Kittens...

Parts 26 on out are on this post...if you need any of the other chapters just let me know and I will e-mail them to you. Okay!!!???

Thank you for reading my story...JOY and HAPPINESS


When I close my eyes each night,
The sweetest dreams fill my head,
Of you holding me tight,
Dreaming next to me in my bed!!!
posted on 12-Oct-2001 2:18:20 AM by Anniepoo98
Howdy everyone...I had posted these parts on the other board, but here they are on this one. Part C is bradn I posted it today. I hope that you all like, and like always...thanks for the feedback. you know how much I love it*happy*


Part Twenty-nine B… The Prom

Max, Michael, Alex, and Kyle led their dates down the steps of the apartment, to the back of the restaurant. "Ladies, close your eyes," Alex announced before they entered the Crashdown. The girls did as they were told, closing their eyes tight.
As soon as they entered the restaurant, the guys yelled out, "Surprise." Isabel, Tess, Maria, and Liz opened their eyes to find the Crashdown completely decorated with the Prom theme, Tonight and the Rest of My Life. Dark blue and silver streamers hung everywhere. The ceiling was covered with dangling stars and balloons. Each girl held their breath for a moment taking in their wonderful surprise.
"When did you find time to do this," an amazed Liz asked in awe.
Max gripped her hand tightly. "While you four were getting ready, we were decorating."
Maria looked at Michael with a wicked grin on her face. "You decorated," she laughed. "How very Martha Steward of you."
"No," Michael said defensively. "I did manly, ladder-climbing, hanging things. Alex came up with the decor."
Isabel turned around with delight to face Alex. Alex briefly stopped his chuckling and glared at Michael. Then, he began laughing all over again. "What can I say. I got in touch with my feminine side. But hardly as much as Kyle did."
Tess, who had held her laughter until that point, lost it at the mention of Kyle being feminine. "So what did you do," she teased.
Kyle shook his head. "I'm not telling."
"Oh yes you are," Tess told him. Then, she reached over and began tickling his sides. Kyle squirmed, but it didn't work. Tess just started tickling him harder. Soon, Kyle gave in.
"I thought the streamers should be in the class colors. That's all, I swear."
By this time, everyone was cracking up. Michael quietly whispered, "sissy" before Maria jabbed him in the side.
Alex was laughing the hardest out of all of them. "I thought a lady never revealed her secrets, Mr. Color Coordinator."
With that, everyone began laughing again. That is, until Max tried to get their attention. "Hey everyone," he called out. "There is still more to this surprise, you know."
Liz looked at him. "More? How could there be more? You guys did so much already."
Max smiled at her. "I know, but I always thought that prom night included dinner and dancing."
Maria, Isabel, and Tess quickly caught on. "Dinner," they said in unison.
Max nodded. "Yep, dinner. I cooked."
This was just too much for Liz. Her wonderful boyfriend, the father of her child, had not only got her dress fixed, but decorated a restaurant and cooked dinner. She tried to stop the tears, yet it was too late.
Max saw the tears forming and started to worry about what he had done. "Oh God Liz, I'm sorry. Did you want to go out? We could still eat out. I won't make you eat my cooking."
Liz began to giggle and cry at the same time. "Max, I'm not crying because I am sad. I'm crying because this is all so wonderful." Liz walked closer to Max and placed a tender kiss on his lips. "You're amazing, you know that."
Max took the hint, returning her kiss with another, deeper one. "I love you," he whispered as the press his forehead against hers.
Michael cleared his throat. "I'm hungry. So let's eat."
Maria threw up her hands. "Sweetie, that was a tender moment, and you ruined it."
Michael played dumb for a moment before he grabbed Maria's hand, spun her around, and placed a kiss on her lips. "Now, that's better," she told him as she regained her footing.
Everyone just laughed. As far as Liz was concerned, the night couldn't get any better. But she was wrong. The group finally settled down around the table set up in the middle of the resturant. Max had made a wonderful dinner, including Chicken Kiev, which was Liz's favorite. It all was perfect. However, it was just the beginning to their evening.

Part Twenty-nine C…The Prom

After dinner was finished, the four couples headed to their separate vehicles. About fifteen minutes later, they all met up again at the high school and went into the dance together. The gym was wonderfully decorated, with blue and silver colored balloons and streamers everywhere.
Tess playfully leaned over to Kyle and whispered in his ear, "Were you on the prom committee too?"
Kyle jumped back a bit, pretending to be angry, just before he reached over and placed a sound kiss on Tess's lips. The kiss broke apart with a small sigh from the both of them, and Kyle knew he had managed to succeed in his goal. Tess didn't mention decorating for the rest of the evening.
The group quickly found an empty table to put their things on, and everyone went off to dance. Everyone except Max and Liz. Max got up, but Liz shook her head. "I am too big to go out on the dance floor."
Max couldn't tell if this was her hormones talking or whether she really felt like she was too fat to dance. Rather than risk seeing her cry again, Max returned to his seat behind her and lovingly wrapped his arms around her. So, for the few dances, they watched their friends having the time of their lives.
That was until the theme song for the prom began to play. Tonight and the Rest of My Life. Max didn't know the song that well, but the title fit how he felt about Liz perfectly. She was it for him; there would be no one else. Slowly, he reached for her hand, which had found its resting-place on her stomach. He gently intertwined his fingers with hers before pulling her to a standing position. Liz opened her mouth to protest, but Max cut her off.
"I told you that I had plans of dancing with the most beautiful woman in the world tonight. Please, don't ruin my plans."
Liz just looked into his eyes. His deep, amber pools were darkening with desire. She could hear it in his voice too. Those words had come out in a low, husky tone. One was enough to break her reserve against dancing that night, but both completely made her melt. "Okay," she whispered, as he led her to the dance floor.
The soft melody fell upon their ears as Max pulled Liz into an embrace. Slowly, they began to sway back and forth in rhythm to the music. There were not enough words to describe how it felt to have Liz in his arms. He couldn't help the low sigh that escaped his lips.
Liz's contentment at the moment was only increased when she felt Max's warm breath against her ear. She knew that he was just as happy as she was.
Suddenly, she felt a sharp little jab in stomach. Two seconds later, another followed it. Liz pulled away from Max to look him in the eyes. "I think the baby just kicked."
"What," Max gasped.
Liz giggled. "I think that our baby just gave me a little kick."
Max's eyes lit up immediately with wonder. He timidly placed his hand on her stomach as the baby kicked again. "Wow, I just felt our baby."
"I know," Liz said, grinning even wider. "It's just remarkable, isn't it?"
"Remarkable," Max said as he knelt down in front of her. "It's miraculous, wonderful, amazing…there aren't enough words to describe it." Max lightly kissed Liz's belly, then placed his ear where his lips had been.
Liz knew people were looking at them, but she didn't care. All that mattered was Max and their baby. That moment confirmed that they were all she would ever need. If it was even possible, she fell more in love with Max as he rested his head against her belly.
From that point on, Max and Liz did not leave the dance floor. Liz had completely forgotten about her size and danced the night away in Max's arms. However, when the last song finished playing, the couples once again parted ways.
Alex took Isabel to a remote place in the park. It was like their special spot. In fact, it was the place where he first asked her out.
She had run off after a little fight with Tess. Somehow, she wound up in the park. Alex was there, looking through his telescope at the constellations. They spent the rest of the night talking and looking at the stars. Just like they planned to do that night after the prom.
Kyle and Tess made their way back to his house. He had rented her favorite movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's. He had vowed to never watch it when they first started dating. But over the past few months, he had grown closer to her than anyone else he knew. Therefore, if it was her favorite movie, he was willing to suffer through it, at least once.
Michael and Maria seemed to have the same idea in mind. However, instead of watching Maria's favorite movie, they were watching Michael's. Maria swore that he had seen Braveheart over thirty times, but Michael complained about wanting to get an accurate body count. Finally, she gave in. The truth was, it really didn't matter what they watched, Maria just loved spending time with Michael.
Max and Liz managed to wind up back on her balcony. With the radio playing quietly in the background, they began dancing and talking about the baby. It was like feeling their baby for the first time made it all the more real.
All of a sudden, I Shall Believe by Sheryl Crow began to play. "I love this song," Liz whispered into Max's ear.
"I love you," he whispered back.
"I love you too."
Max eased away a step or two. "Liz, do you ever think about what will happen after the baby comes."
Liz nodded her head. "Of course I do. Do you?"
"All the time," he replied. "I know that I want to us both to go to college and to get the jobs we want. I want our baby to be happy."
Liz looked down at her feet. "Is that all?"
"I want to be with you, for the rest of my life."
A small tear made its way out of Liz's eye. "Really?"
"Liz, I love you more than anything else in this world, you and our baby. Since they day I met you, my heart has belonged to you. I know that was meant to spend my life with you. I guess what I am trying to say is…will you marry me?"
That solitary tear was soon met with others as Liz heard the words coming out of Max's mouth. This had to be one of the most amazing nights of her life. Liz could feel Max gently wipe away the tears that had fallen on her cheek. She turned her head and placed a light kiss on the palm of his hand. "Yes," she said quietly, as soon as she could form words.
Max brought up his other hand to her face and began to caress her cheek. Then, he placed a heart-searing kiss on her lips. When they pulled away, Max pulled out a ring from his pocket. He slowly slid the thin silver band onto her finger as he leaned in for another kiss. This kiss was filled with the joy he had in his heart by the knowledge that she wanted to be with him forever.
Liz didn't want this night to end. Deep down, she had this nagging feeling that things were almost too perfect. Like something unexpected was going to happen. Something that wasn't for the better. However, she pushed the thought out of her head as she settled herself in Max's arms. Liz felt like those arms could protect her from anything. Yet, she wasn't the one who needed protecting.

Hope you enjoyed*happy* Let me know..okay???


posted on 14-Oct-2001 10:58:40 PM by Anniepoo98
here is part thirty...I cant believe that there are thirty parts to this story already. Thanks for all the feedback. you all know how much I love it. BTW...there is some violence in this part. just thought that I would warn you.


Part Thirty… Broken

The day after prom the group met at the Crashdown for a late lunch. Everyone gathered around the usual booth and began talking about what they did after the dance.
"He actually rented Breakfast at Tiffany's," Tess exclaimed to the group.
Kyle blushed as he sat down next to her.
"You watched a girlie movie," Michael laughed.
Kyle gave Michael a slight threatening look. "What did you and Maria do after the prom," he asked.
Michael swallowed hard as Maria answered the question. "We watched Braveheart."
Max turned to look at his brother. "Again? You must have seen that movie at least 100 times by now."
"No," Michael denied. "I've only seen it about 32 times. Besides, I still have to get an accurate body count."
Alex snorted in his corner of the booth. "Only 32 times," he teased. "You've gotta have the movie memorized by now."
"Well, what did you and Isabel do after the dance," Michael asked, trying to change the subject."
Isabel laced her fingers with Alex's. "We spent the night looking at the stars," she answered, giving Alex a wide smile.
Alex grinned back at her. Isabel began to wonder if they were being too obvious. She glanced at Liz, who was giving her a strange look. Isabel thought it was time to change the subject again. "So Liz, what did you and Max do?"
Liz glanced sideways at Max, who nodded to give his okay. She took a deep breath and closed her eyes for a moment before she answered. "Max asked me to marry him, and I said yes."
The entire group seemed to jump up, shout, or both. Maria managed to give Liz a bear hug. "Wow Liz," she sighed. "I'm so happy for you."
Michael just slapped Max on the back. "You didn't tell me about this," he teased his brother.
Max just grinned. "I thought I had better ask Liz first."
Michael nodded his head. "Oh sure. I see how you are."
Everyone began to laugh. Just then, Jeff Parker walked over to the booth. "Hey Liz," he said as he reached the table. "Do you think that you could grab your order from the back?"
Liz looked at her father. "Sure Dad. What's the matter?"
"Nothing much," Jeff told her. "We're just a little short handed right now. And I think that I better have a talk with those fellas over there," he said as he pointed to a booth across the room. "They have been sitting there for about two hours and they have only order coffee."
Liz looked in the direction her father was pointing. She had noticed those guys before. This was the third time they had been in that week. In fact, they never seemed to order much, but would sit in the restaurant for hours. Liz was glad her father was going to talk to them. Just looking at them made Liz feel sick to her stomach.
"That's fine, Dad. I can get the food," she answered.
Max slid over to allow Liz out of the booth. Isabel also began to slide over. "I'll give you a hand," she said as she stood up.
Liz turned around and smiled. "Thanks Isabel."
The two girls headed toward the counter. Suddenly, there was a loud crash. Everyone turned to look at the booth where the two guys had been sitting. One of them was standing behind Jeff, holding a gun to his head. The other had just pulled out a gun and was rushing toward the counter.
"Open the drawer," he ordered Liz. "Put the money in a sack and give it to me."
Liz's heart was beating about a mile a minute and her eyes were wide with fear. But somehow she managed to move over to the cash register.
Isabel just stood right where she was. She could see Liz fill the bag with money. She then turned her eyes to look back at the booth.
Max looked like he was in pure agony. Isabel could actually see him shaking. Maria looked like she was going to faint at any second. Michael had his arm around her, trying to give her support. Kyle was attempting to hide Tess behind him as much as possible.
And Alex… Alex was staring straight at her. She could see the fear in his eyes. His face was as white as snow.
Isabel gave him the biggest smile she could muster. She then turned to face where Liz was standing.
Liz had finished filling the bag and was handing it to the man at the counter. He grabbed it just as the other guy shoved Jeff to the ground. However, the guy with the money wasn't paying attention to where he was running and he stumbled over Jeff's leg. His gun went off and the sound of the shot echoed through the restaurant. Not more than a second later, there was a shriek of pain as Isabel fell to the floor.

Let me know what you thought of this part.

posted on 23-Oct-2001 1:18:24 AM by Anniepoo98
Howdy everyone. Thank you all for the feedback. You are too good to me. I hope that I didnt keep you waiting too long. Here is chapter 31. Let me know what you think of it*happy*


Part Thirty-one… Waiting

"Everyone into the Jetta," Maria hollered.
The sirens of the ambulance were roaring down the street as the group stood outside, watching. It was amazing how quickly their happiness could be shattered. When the gun went off, for a split second they all though things would be okay, but Isabel fell to the floor a moment later. The bullet had pierced her side.
Alex scrambled across the top of the table and reached her first, followed closely by Tess. Isabel was breathing shallowly. Alex took off his shirt and placed it over her wound, gently applying pressure. "You will be okay," he whispered over and over to her.
Liz called the ambulance, which arrived no more than three minutes later. Yet, those three minutes felt like an eternity. Tess took Isabel's hand as the paramedics rushed her out. Alex demanded to ride in the ambulance. The paramedics agreed. They knew there wasn't the time to argue. Everyone else just watched the ambulance pull away from the resturant. Maria had brought them back to their senses.
They all piled into her car and she quickly sped them toward the hospital. "She has to be all right," Michael kept repeating.
"She will be," Maria said, looking straight ahead. "She has to be."
Max and Liz were quite. Tears were rolling down both of their eyes, but neither bothered to wipe them away. Max did, however, lay his hand on Liz's stomach in an attempt to protect his baby the way he failed to protect his cousin.
Kyle, on the other hand, couldn't say a word. He didn't know what to say. Over the past few months, Isabel had grown to be one of his best friends. She was always helping out when he screwed up with Tess, or wanted to surprise her. "Oh god, Tess," he thought. What must this be like for her? She was Isabel's sister and best friend. He could even imagine what he would do if Maria had been the one hit. They couldn't get to the hospital fast enough.

Alex paced the bright white hallway. He kept looking at his hands, which were speckled with her blood. "How could this happen," he asked himself. "Why now, after last night?"
Last night had been the most wonderful night of his life. He finally managed to tell Isabel that he loved her. She felt the same way. They made love under the stars in their secluded part of the park. It had been magical. Today broke that magical spell.
Tess sat on a bench close by. She was crying openly. Tears of sorrow, ones of worry, and some of anger. She couldn't lose her sister. She wasn't going to allow that to happen.
After a minute of pacing, Alex heard Tess's sobs. He looked over at her and immediately belittled himself for being selfish. "I'm not the only one worried sick over Isabel," he thought. Tess needed help with this too.
He walked over to Tess and sat down next to her. He placed a hand lightly on her shoulder. "She will be fine, Tess. I promise you."
Tess looked at Alex and gave him a small smile. "Thank you," she whispered.
Just then, the others came rushing in. Kyle immediately ran to Tess, knelt before her, and gave her the biggest hug he could. Tess buried her head in his neck and began to cry harder.
"Have the doctors said anything," Max asked softly. He actually dreaded the answer. He had heard the shot, seen her fall, and watched the blood flow out of her body. Max shook his head, trying to be rid of that image.
"No," Alex said, looking up at his friends. "I hope we find out something soon."
Maria looked down at her shoes. "All we can do now is wait."
And wait they did. A half of an hour passed, but there was still no word. The Hardings and Evans' had arrived. Mr. and Mrs. Harding had disappeared behind the emergency room doors shortly after. There had been no sign of them since.
Alex resumed his pacing. Kyle cradled Tess's head in his lap, gently running his fingers through her blond curls. Tess had cried all the tears she had. Now she was blankly staring at the wall.
Maria tried her best to keep busy. She ran and got tissues for everyone, called Mr. Parker at the resturant to give him an update, and even got coffee for the Evans'. Yet, there was nothing left for her to do. So, she sat on the floor, leaning against the wall.
Michael sat down next to her. She rested her head on his shoulder, trying her best not to cry. Michael seemed to sense this. "It's okay to cry," he whispered to her. With those words, Maria began to sob softly. Michael reached into his pocket and handed her at tissue she gave him earlier.
Max and Liz had been waiting with everyone else, but they were now held up in the restroom. Liz kept replaying the scene in her head. The tension grew, and soon Liz found herself getting sick. Max followed her to the restroom and was now doing his best to soothe her by rubbing her back. After another ten minutes, they rejoined the group.
Just in time, too. A minute later, the doctor walked out to the waiting room. Tess sat straight up. Michael and Maria got up off the floor. Alex stopped his pacing.
"How is she," Alex asked impatiently.
"She is in stable condition. The bullet didn't do major damage, but she lost quite a bit of blood. The next 24 hours are critical."

posted on 31-Oct-2001 1:23:29 PM by Anniepoo98
Happy halloween all. I hope that everyone is doing great. Here is the next part of the story. You finally get to find out what happens to Isabel. I hope that you like this part. I'm not sure I did a good joby with it. I hope that you will let me know.


Part Thirty-two… Please Open Your Eyes

Alex quietly opened the door and looked inside. The nurse told them that no one but family could see Isabel right now, but Tess has other plans. After spending a few minutes with Isabel, she knew that Alex had to see her.
It had been five hours since the doctor told everyone of her condition. Alex dropped to his knees and started crying. Tess immediately demanded to give blood because she was the same blood type as Isabel. Maria fell back against the wall and slid to the floor. Michael dropped down next to her. Liz practically fainted. A nurse rushed her off to another room to get checked out and Max follow behind, after he gave Tess a hug of reassurance. Kyle just sat frozen where he was.
Tess finally got permission to see Isabel. Her parents left the room so Tess could have some alone time. Seeing Isabel lying there, so pale and helpless, drove Tess to tears again. Each tear burned her eyes more than the one before it.
Tess took Isabel's hand in both of hers. "You are going to be fine, Isabel. I know it. Everyone knows it. You just have to open your eyes."
Tess sat there, waiting for a response. But as each minute passed, she realized that Isabel wasn't going to open her eyes.
"I bet I know what you would tell me," Tess said, trying to break the eerie silence. You would tell me to stop worrying so much. Not to mention how terrible I look when I cry. It makes my eyes all poofy and red."
Tess giggled nervously at the thought of Isabel saying that right now. "What is that Isabel," Tess asked, pretending that she was speaking. She leaned in closer. "You want Alex. You want to see him right now." Tess sat back up. "I think that can be arranged."
Tess seemed to know the Isabel needed to see Alex. She knew how much in love they were. Hell, she would have not being able to see Kyle at a moment like this. When she really needed him.
Tess got up, walked quietly out to the waiting room, and got Alex. They made sure the coast was clear and snuck back to the room. Alex quietly opened the door.
He walked over to the bed, stopping when he bumped into the foot of it. Gently, he placed one hand on her foot, almost as if he were afraid to touch her. "Isabel," he said softly. "Please, you have to wake up. I need you to. We all do."
Alex slowly crept around the side of the bed. His hand left her foot and he took a hold of her hand. "I meant everything I said last night. I love you, more than anything else in this world. Please open your eyes. I promise if you do, I will spend the rest of my life making you happy. I want to… I want to be with you forever. I know that sounds corny, but when it comes to you, I'm a hopeless romantic. So please open your eyes, say something, just give me a sign that you will be all right."
Alex started crying as he spoke these words, and his emotions got the better of him. He couldn't speak anymore. So he just stood there and cried. Tess heard his sobs. She opened the door to look in on him. But as she did, the most beautiful sound filled the room.
"Alex," Isabel softly spoke, her throat dry. "Alex, what is the matter?"
Alex immediately stopped crying and kissed her hand that he was holding. He then turned as he heard Tess enter the room. "She spoke," he said through tears of happiness now.
"Alex," Isabel cried again.
"I'm here Isabel. Everything is going to be okay. I promise. Tess is here too."
Isabel carefully opened her eyes. She blinked a couple of times to adjust to the darkness in the room. "Tess," she whispered, as her eyes fell on her sister.
Tess walked over to the other side of the bed. "I'm here too," she said. "The others are in the waiting room."
"What happened," Isabel asked, registering the ever-sharpening pain in her side.
"It's okay," Alex said, trying to soothe her. "Everything will be okay now. I will explain it all when you feel better. Right now, I think I better get you a nurse."
"Don't leave," Isabel cried out, louder than her previous statements. "Don't leave me Alex."
Tess nodded knowingly. "I'll find someone." With that she turned and left the room.
Alex turned his attention back to Isabel. He soothed the hair on her forehead with his eyes never leaving hers. She was going to be fine.

posted on 6-Nov-2001 12:33:59 AM by Anniepoo98
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Lots of wonderful feedback. I am so happy. Here is a new part for you all in exchange for all the feedback. I hope that you all like it. It is a bit funnier, or I hope that it is, then the last few parts. The mood needed lightened at bit. Let me know what you think.


Part Thirty-three…. May Showers

"I can't do this," Maria yelled out in frustration. Michael looked up at her from the couch in his living room. Maria had come over an hour ago and had been emerged in notebooks every since. When he realized that he was going to be neglected, Michael sat on the couch and began to read his English assignment.
"What are you complaining about," Michael said trying to start an argument with her. Arguing seemed to turn both of them on. One minute they would be bickering, the next they were making out. Michael was determined that he had been neglected for too long.
Maria rolled her eyes at him. "If this is a ploy to start a fight with me that will lead to sucking face, you better think again. There will be no kissing until I figure out what to do with both of these showers."
Michael got a puzzled look on his face. "Showers," he asked.
"Yes Michael, showers. I have to plan both a baby shower and a wedding shower. These past two weeks have been crazy with Isabel getting shot and the prom. I just forgot about the showers, but time is running out. These puppies aren't going to plan themselves."
"Why do you have to plan them," Michael asked, still not grasping what Maria was talking about.
"Because Mikey E, I am the maid of honor in my mother's wedding. The maid of honor has to throw a shower for the bride. That is the rule. My mother deserves the best shower I can give her."
"You also said you had to plan a baby shower. Whose baby shower?"
Maria shook her head. "Who do we know that is pregnant, Michael?"
Michael looked at his shoes, realizing the question he just asked was stupid. She was talking about Liz's baby shower. "I got it, I got it. I'm sorry. But why do you have to plan Liz's baby shower too."
Maria plopped herself down on the couch. "Isabel can't plan one right now. She just got out of the hospital. And Tess is to busy taking care of Isabel. Who else is going to plan one?"
Michael thought for a second. "You could combine the showers together. That way you only really have to plan one."
A second later, Maria hopped into his lap and planted a big kiss on his lips. When she pulled back, she started laughing at the surprised look on his face.
"What was that for," he asked.
"Because I have the best boyfriend in the world. You are so smart," she teased.
Michael got a look of self-satisfaction on his face. He leaned in for another kiss, but Maria hopped of his lap and sat back down in front of her notebooks. The look on his face turned to disappointment real quick. "If I am such a wonderful boyfriend, why do I feel completely ignored," he mumbled under his breath.

Within two weeks everyone but Liz and Amy knew about the showers. The guys agreed to help set up everything, then scram when the shower started. The theme of the showers was simple, flowers. Hell, the entire Crashdown looked like it had been turned into a botanical garden.
Each table had a vase filled with an assortment of wild flowers. The paper plates had pictures of roses and daisy tied with bows on them. Even the cake was covered from top to bottom in candy flowers.
"This looks great," Nancy exclaimed when she entered the resturant. "Your mom and Liz are going to flip out when they see this."
Maria looked around the room. "They better. Especially after hearing Michael bragging about being the genius behind the whole thing."
"And you let him," Isabel asked, with a raised eyebrow as she entered the room. Tess followed closely behind.
"Nancy turned her attention to Isabel. "How are you feeling?"
"A lot better. I still get a little sore, but I am much better."
Nancy smiled in contentment. Tess just started laughing.
"What is so funny," Isabel asked.
"I was just thinking about what Maria said earlier," Tess replied. "You know, about Michael being the genius behind the whole shower. His Martha Steward side is rearing its head again."
Everyone else began to laugh right along with Tess. "I will have to remind him of that," Maria said in-between fits of laughter.
The shower was a success. Both Amy and Liz were flabbergasted at the lengths everyone went to in order to give them this party. Liz, who was getting rounder by the day, cried when Maria made her toast. Amy just glowed with pride and happiness. It was nice to see things finally coming together.
Before everyone began to leave, Amy stood up, wishing to make a toast. "I know the past few of weeks, hell months, have been full of changes and surprises. But today, I can see that it was all worthwhile, because everything is going to be as it should be. Happiness will ensue in this group."
Maria walked around the table and gave her mom a hug. "Thank you," Amy whispered in her daughter's ear. "Thank you my wonderful little girl."

posted on 14-Nov-2001 11:42:19 PM by Anniepoo98
Howdy everyone. I am sorry that it took so long for me to get this part out. I have been kind of sick this week, so I was only posting previously written parts and I wasnt ahead on this story. I know, my bad. Thank you all so much for the feedback. You know how much I love it. *happy* thank you *happy* Anyways, here is the new part, but I also have some bad news. Next week is Thanksgiving break at my school. Therefore, I will be going home for a week. I have no internet access at home, so chances are that I wont be able to post. Trust me, I will be writing, but you probally wont see anything until after Thanksgiving. Sorry *sad* If I can I will. Other than that, have a good Thanksgiving and enjoy the next part, let me know what you think.


Part Thirty-four… Graduation

The showers seemed to mark a turning point for everyone. Things were coming to a close and new beginnings were opening up everywhere. This included the biggest one of all, Graduation.
For everyone, except Tess, was graduating. Liz seemed to welcome the change most of all. Ever since Pam Troy had spread the rumors about the pregnancy, Liz had become the center of the West Roswell High gossip mill. And she hated it with a passion. Even her teachers would look at her funny, like she had done something so horrible.
Yet, Liz knew deep in her heart that there was nothing wrong with have a child with the man you love, even if she was so young. Still, Liz was happy that after tomorrow, she wouldn't have to deal with many of those people again.
On Sunday morning, Nancy crept into Liz's room bright and early. She made her way over to the bed, then gently shook Liz's shoulder. "Morning, sunshine. It's time to get up."
Liz groaned as she turned over. Liz slowly opened her eyes, looked at the clock, and turned to her mother. "Mom, it's eight o'clock. I don't have to be up for at least two more hours."
Nancy laughed as she motioned to the tray of food resting on Liz's desk. "Well, if that happens, you breakfast will be really cold."
Liz sat straight up in bed. "Mom, you brought me breakfast in bed?"
"I sure did," Nancy told her. "Why not make my baby's day as special as can be." As those words escaped Nancy's lips, a sad look crept into her eye.
Liz noticed the look. She reached out and pulled on her mother's arm until Nancy sat down on the bed with her. "What's the matter," Liz asked.
Nancy wiped a tear from her eye. "It's nothing really. It's just you're not my baby any more. In fact, you're having a baby. I guess that I am just not ready for you to be all grown up."
Liz wrapped her arms around her mother in a big hug. "I will always need you, mommy. It's not like Max or I have any idea what we are doing. I know that things will work out okay, but I am going to need your help."
Nancy gave Liz a reassuring squeeze. "I will always help you, whenever I can. The same goes for your dad. I know he can be a little stubborn sometimes, but he loves you so much. Hell, I think he is even starting to warm up to Max."
Liz drew back a bit. "You're kidding. I know talked to Max before the prom, and he didn't kill him, which I am very thankful for. But you say he is actually starting to like Max."
"Like might be to strong of a word to use just yet," Nancy said with a wicked grin on her face.
Liz just started laughing. "Well, I am just starving, but I don't think I can eat all of this," she said looking at all the food on the tray. "Do you want to help me?"
Nancy gave Liz's hand a little pat. "Honey, you're pregnant. You will be surprise how much you can eat, even when you are not that hungry."
Liz put on a fake pout. "Please? I don't want to gain all my required weight in one day."
"I'll tell you what," Nancy said getting up from the bed. "I will make myself a plate and join you in here."
Liz nodded as Nancy made her way towards the door. "Thanks Mom," Liz called as Nancy reached the door.
Nancy turned around. "You're welcome."

The group met up at the high school around two o'clock, all dress up in their caps and gowns. Except for Tess, who seemed to catch camera fever. She was constantly snapping pictures of the entire group, then the couples, one of all the girls, and one of all the guys.
Finally, Kyle managed to wrestle the camera away from her. Tess tried with all her might to get it back, but Kyle held it out of reach above his head. "Kyle, give that back," she huffed in-between jumps.
Kyle just laughed. "I just wanted to make sure that there would be enough film left in the world for all the other people who wanted to take a picture."
"I agree," Isabel chimed in. "Afterall, I want to be able to see my diploma when I get it."
"Very funny," Tess said, sticking her tongue out at Isabel. "I just wanted to capture this wonderful day for you all, but fine, go ahead and mock me."
"I think that is what they did," Michael told her.
Tess flashed him a mildly angry look. "Zip it, Martha Steward."
Michael threw his hands up into the air. "Is anyone going to let that go?"
Maria wrapped her arms around Michael's neck. "Not in this lifetime," she said before placing a light kiss on his lips.
"So are we ready to graduate," Max asked, hold his hand out for Liz.
Liz took it with a smile. "I know that I sure am."
They all began to walk off towards the auditorium, but Max pulled Liz aside just before the reached the door. Liz gave him a concerned look. "Is something the matter, Max?"
"I just wanted to talk to you for a minute," he said drawing her closer.
Liz gave Max a curious look. "Talk to me about what?"
Max took a deep breath. "I know that these past few weeks haven't been easy on you. The past few weeks have been really crazy. Not to mention, I have heard a lot of talk about the baby, and us and not of it was very flattering. I just wanted to make sure that you were okay."
Liz smiled. She loved how much Max was concerned about her and the baby. "Max, I'm fine. Granted, I haven't loved everyone talking about us, but if they have a problem with us, they just have to deal with it. I am never going to regret anything that happens with you Max. Most of all, this baby."
Max looked gazed into her eyes, lovingly. "I thought it was impossible."
"What," Liz asked.
"I thought it was impossible for me to love you more, but right now, I do."
Liz leaned forward and placed her lips on his. This kiss was desperate, needy. She wanted to show him how much he meant to her. Max pulled away first, his chest rising up and down. "Graduation now, kissing later."
Liz began to pout, but Max stopped it with a brief kiss. "Later," he whispered against her lips.
"Okay," Liz agreed. "But it better not be to much later." With that, she turned and walked into the auditorium.
Max stood there for a second, trying to gain control. "It will be soon, I promise," he thought.

The rest of graduation went by in a blur. All the girls cried, especially Isabel. Alex did his best to comfort her, but without any Kleenex, his robe proved to be the next best thing. "Thanks Isabel," he joked.
Isabel flashed him a smile through her tears. "That is what you're here for, didn't you know that."
Alex raised his hand triumphantly about his head. "Yes. I am now the official human Kleenex."
Isabel giggled a little before giving Alex a quick kiss on the lips.
After the ceremony, everyone went to the Evans' for a party. The entire house was decked out it the school colors and "CONGRATS GRADS" banners. Out in the backyard, there was anything anyone could ever want to eat. Including a gigantic sheet cake.
But by six o'clock, Liz was worn out. She said goodbye to everyone and gave Max a quick kiss before heading home with her parents. After taking a quick shower and putting on her nightgown, Liz climbed out to the balcony determined to relax. Not more than ten minutes later, Liz heard the familiar sounds of someone climbing the latter.
Max swung his leg over the edge of her balcony. Liz gasped with shock to see him standing there. "Max, what are you doing here," she asked, her voice full of surprise.
Max closed the distance between them with a few long strides. He knelt down next to lounge chair and reached out to touch her face. Liz could see that his usually amber eyes were now almost black with desire. "It's later," he finally said, just before he claimed her mouth.

posted on 1-Dec-2001 12:25:55 AM by Anniepoo98
Howdy everyone. I know... I have been slacking with this fic and you have every right to kick my ass. But I do have a reason why I am behind. Unexpected things are happening in my life.... therefore I am completely crazy. These are the last two weeks of school. My mother has to have major surgery. I will be going home in two weeks (not mention being home to take care of my mom) , and home has very limited access to a computer... let alone the internet. I will try to post and write and post some more of my stories, but I have no idea when and where I can get the parts out. I am really sorry, but I will do the best I can. I will post as often as I can.

Please dont hate me*sad*
posted on 4-Dec-2001 2:02:25 AM by Anniepoo98
Thanks to everyone for being so paticent with me and this story. And for being so supportive. I really appeciate it*happy* Thanks!!!!!! Just for being so wonderful, here are two new parts for you. Yes I said two. As you can see, I have jumped ahead a bit. Well, the second chapter jumps ahead a bit. Yup this story is winding down. I still have some stuff planned, but the end is in sight*happy* I hope that you all like these parts*happy*


Part Thirty-five… Feeling - rated R

Liz melted as Max claimed her mouth. He leaned her all the way back on the lounge chair until she was lying with his upper torso pinning her down. The kiss broke when they both needed air. "Max," Liz said breathlessly. "What has gotten into you?"
"I promised to kiss you later, and I am here to keep that promise," he said in a low, husky tone.
Liz opened her mouth to say something, but Max cut her off with another kiss. His tongue wandered though her mouth, like he was drinking her down. He couldn't get enough of how wonderful her lips felt. Their tongues began to duel for control, only to be separated again when air became a necessity.
"What about my parents," Liz asked, leaning her forehead against his. The truth was she really didn't care. Feelings were pending up inside her and she felt like she would burst if she didn't touch him soon.
Max was feeling the same thing. He tore himself away from Liz, getting up and taking a few steps towards the window. Quietly, he lowered the pane of glass. "Shhhh," he whispers, pressing his forefinger against his lips. "If you are quiet no one will know."
With long, graceful strides, Max crossed the space between them and kneeled back down next to Liz. The look in his eyes was thick with desire, clouding his usually light eyes. Liz reached out and wrapped her arms around his neck. Max placed a light kiss on her lips before he began working his way down her jaw, to her neck. He raised up on of his hands and covered one of her breasts with it, kneading the flesh through the material of her nightgown.
Liz let out a soft moan, relishing in just how wonderful he made her feel. It was like her whole body hummed with excitement. The baby must have felt it to because it began to kick. "Ouch," she said as a dull little pain twanged in her stomach.
Max sat up quickly, removing his hand from her breast. "Oh God Liz, I'm sorry if I got carried away."
Liz began to giggle. "It's not you," she told him. "The baby just gave me a little kick."
Max's eyes lit up right away. "Really," he asked, looking almost giddy.
Liz nodded as she grabbed the hand that had previously assaulted her breast. Gently, she laid it to where she was feeling the baby kick. "Do you feel that?"
Max closed his eyes. A second later, there was a little tap against his fingertips. "Wow," he marveled. The baby kicked again. "This kid is going to play soccer or something," Max wondered aloud. "He just keeps kicking."
Liz raised her eyebrow. "And how do you know that it's a he, not a she?"
Max opened his eyes and looked at her beautiful face. "I just have a feeling."
"Well, we will just see about that," she teased. "If the baby is a boy, I hope that he has your ears," she told him, touching a tip of one of his ears.
Max shook his head. "I hope not. I got teased all the time about me ears. Michael was particularly relentless."
"I bet," she agreed, imagining Max and Michael as kids. But then her thoughts wandered to the serious side. She let out a sigh as she pondered them.
Max noticed her sudden change of mood. "Is everything okay Liz?"
Liz looked into his eyes. She felt a little tear slip from her eye. "Do you think that we will make good parents," she asked him softly.
Max reached out and wiped the tear away with his thumb. "I know that we are young, but we are going to be great parents. This baby is going to have an entire group of family and friends at his bidding. Not to mention, a wonderful mother."
Liz eased herself out of the lounge chair until she was practically sitting in Max's lap. Max put one arm around her waist and started to run his fingers through her hair. Liz snuggled closer to him. "You did it again?"
"Did what?"
A wicked smile grew on her face. "Called the baby a he."
Max kissed the top of her head. "What can I say, I just have a feeling."

Part Thirty- six A… Delivery

That night Max fell asleep in Liz's bed, holding her in his arms. The next morning, Jeff discovered them. He was none to pleased to have Max spending the night at his house. It was just a step too far. Nancy did her best to calm him down, but Max and Liz spent the next month walking on eggshells around him.
This brought the entire gang into the month of July. Amy and Jim were married in a small ceremony at the end of June. Maria spent most of July adjusting to living with two guys. She just couldn't get use to watching sports all the time, especially on Sunday. Michael was also having a hard time adjusting. Now, he not only had to avoid Kyle catching him with Maria, but the sheriff as well.
Isabel and Alex had grown even closer after the shooting. They decided to attend the same university, Las Cruces. Alex wanted to study computers, and Isabel was hoping to become a fashion designer. Everyone was just excited that they chose to go to a place that was pretty close to Roswell.
By the third week of August, everyone was getting ready for fall term of school to begin. Everyone except for Liz. She was about 38 weeks along and huge in her opinion. She had managed to gain about 20 pounds. Her stomach was now round and her favorite walk became the waddle. She could no longer work at the Crashdown, but Maria was happy to pick up the extra shifts. With her, Michael, Kyle, and Max all attending the local branch of the State College, she could certainly handle working them.
Tess began her senior year in high school. She stopped by the Crashdown nearly everyday to check on Liz and to hang out. One day, Tess dropped by as usual, but she noticed that Liz was waiting in the normal booth. In fact, Liz was no where to be seen. Tess walked to the backroom where she ran into Jeff. "Hi Mr. Parker," she said, moving out of his way.
Jeff shifted the boxes he was carrying in his arms. "Hi Tess. How was school?"
"Fine. Do you know where Liz is," she asked. "She isn't in the usual booth."
Jeff thought for a second. "The last I saw her she was lying down. I think that all the heat has been getting to her."
Tess nodded. "Well thanks. I'll just head upstairs to check on her." Tess walked up the stairs to the front door of the apartment. She knocked lightly, but didn't hear any reply, so she opened the door. Tess made her way to Liz's room.
The door to the room was open. That is when Tess noticed Liz lying on the bed in the fetal position, taking shallow breaths. "Liz, what is the matter," she said, rushing over to the side of the bed.
Liz let out a breath. "I think that I'm in labor."
Tess jumped back a bit. "Are you sure? Isn't this a little early? Are you sure it's not just indigestion?"
Liz rolled back a bit. "I'm sure," she hissed lowly. "Is anyone around that can take me to the hospital?"
"Your dad is in the resturant. I'll go get him."
Liz suck in some air as another contraction hit. "Hurry."

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posted on 17-Dec-2001 2:37:54 AM by Anniepoo98
Yay... I finally have a new part to this story. I am so happy. And everyone will get to find out whether Max and Liz have a boy or a girl. I am not telling yet... you will have to read. I hope that you like it*happy*


Part Thirty-six B… Delivery

Tess rushed down the stairs, but she was knocked back as she ran right into Max. Max completely lost his footing and fell on his butt with a thud. “Where’s the fire Tess,” he joked.
Tess blinked a couple of times trying to focus on who was talking to her. “Liz… baby… labor,” she managed to say as she caught her breath.
Max was back on his feet in a matter of seconds. “What??? Liz is in labor,” he asked.
Clasping her hand to her chest, Tess nodded. Max rushed right past her to the steps of the apartment. Taking them two and three at the time, he had reached the door in an instant. Without bothering to knock, he went into the apartment and rushed to Liz’s room.
Liz looked up at Max when he entered the room. “Max,” she whispered when another contraction racked her body.
Max sat gently down on the bed, doing his best not to move Liz from the fetal position she had curled into. “It’s okay, baby. I’m here,” he reassured her, running his fingers through her hair.
She gave him a weak smile. “Labor sucks,” she tried to joke.
“Are you sure you’re labor,” Max asked her. “It could be indigestion.”
Liz clutched her stomach. “Trust me, there is a definite difference. The baby is coming and soon. The contractions are getting closer.”
Max stood up, fully understanding what Liz was saying. He bent over, put his arms under Liz, and lifted her up. Liz wrapped her arms around him, and he moved with her to the door.
Tess had just re-entered the apartment with Jeff, Michael, Maria, and Kyle in tow. Liz looked at her family, worried expressions adorning their faces. “I just need to get to the hospital,” she told them.
Jeff grabbed the keys from his pocket. “Well, let’s get there then.”
Max followed him to the car, Liz still in his arms. He placed her gently in the backseat, then sat down next to her. Jeff got into the driver’s seat and started the car. The only sounds that could be heard in the car on the way to the hospital were Liz’s attempts to breathe as a contraction hit and Max comforting her. Jeff just concentrated on getting them their in one piece.
Once they reached the emergency room, Max hopped out of the car, taking Liz with him. “We need a doctor, she’s in labor,” he told the first nurse he saw.
The nurse couldn’t help her chuckle when she saw the look on Max’s face. “First time parents,” she stated more than asked.
Max could only nod. “It will be okay,” she told him, leading them to the admitting desk. “So how far along are you, sweetie,” she asked, turning her attention to Liz.
Liz looked at the nurse. “About 38 weeks.”
“Well, you are a little early, but that shouldn’t be a big problem. Most first time pregnancies either are early or late.”
Liz let out a sigh of relief. They got checked in, and an orderly came around with a wheelchair to take Liz to the back. Max was right behind them until the orderly told him to have a seat in the maternity waiting room. Max didn’t want to leave Liz, but he knew that he didn’t have a choice in the matter. “I will be back to see you as soon as I can,” he whispering into Liz’s ear.
A tear slipped from Liz’s eye. This was one of those times where she really needed Max. The last thing she wanted to do was to deliver this baby without him. However, she knew that he wanted to be there with her and would be one way or another. “Okay,” she whispered back to him as she was rolled away.
The next fifteen minutes were some of the longest in Max’s life. Maybe even longer than the wait to hear about Isabel after she was shot. By that time, Jeff had caught up to him after parking the car. Michael, Maria, Tess, and Kyle had also arrived. “Man,” Michael began to complain after sitting in silence for three minutes. “How long do they expect you to wait?”
Max looked at his brother. “I guess that they are just getting her ready. I hope that it doesn’t take much longer. Just sitting here is killing me,” he said, throwing his head back and running his fingers through his hair.
“Just think, there is going to be a baby when today is over,” Kyle added. He turned to Michael. “And you, me, and Alex are going to be uncles.”
Michael bobbed his head. “Yeah, very cool.”
“Damnit,” Tess cursed to herself. “We forgot to call Alex and Isabel. They are going to kill us.”
Maria winced. “You’re right. We better go call them now.”
Maria and Tess both got up and made their way to the pay phones. Max looked around the waiting room, seeing Jeff sitting quietly in a chair a few feet away from him. “Are you okay,” he asked, knowing that he was barely on Jeff’s good side.
Jeff looked over at Max. “Yeah,” he said, letting at sigh go at the same time. “I was just thinking.”
Max gave him a confused look. “About what?”
Jeff’s lips curled into a strange smile. “That my baby is having a baby as we speak. Part of me is so excited to be a grandfather, and the other is scared for her. For the both of you, actually.”
Max nodded. “I am going to take care of her, Mr. Parker. I promise you that. I hope you know how much I love her.”
“I do,” Jeff admitted. “I can see that every time that I see you looking at her. It reminds me of the way I feel about Nancy. But I am still a father. I think that it is just hard for me to let her go.”
“I understand,” Max sighed.
Jeff snickered. “Not yet, but you will. Just think, by the end of today, you are going to be a father.”
Max smiled to himself. “Yeah,” he sighed. “Wow.”
Both men sat in silence for the next few moments. Max finally spoke up again. “So did you get ahold of Nancy?”
Jeff nodded his head. “She could be here in about twenty minutes. She was running errands in Hondo.”
Max opened his mouth to speak, but a doctor appeared in front of them. Max stood up and went straight over to him. “Can I go into to see her,” were the first words out of his mouth.
The doctor smiled widely. “Well, first of all, I am Dr. Gilbert. I will take you back to see Liz in a moment. Her labor is progressing nicely. In fact, she should be ready to deliver in an hour or so.”
Everyone let out a gasp to find out how soon the baby was coming. “Can I be with her in the delivery room,” Max asked.
“Sure,” Dr. Gilbert told him. “I’ll take you back to see her now.”
Max followed him beyond the double doors to the ward. Five rooms down the hall, he saw Liz lying on a bed, holding a Styrofoam cup. Max rushed over to her. “How are you feeling,” he asked, grasping her hand.
“Like I am in labor,” she joked. “God, I am so happy you’re here Max. I was worried that they wouldn’t let you back here.”
Max smoothed her hair. “Nothing would have kept me away. I told you that.”
Liz turned her head and kissed his hand. “I know. Thank you for that.”
Max placed a kiss on her forehead. “For what?”
“For being you,” Liz sighed. “You are the best thing to ever happen to me. I would never be this happy with anyone else or being anywhere else. I wouldn’t change a thing.”
“Me either,” Max admitted. “You are what makes me special, you and the baby.”
“I love you,” Liz said.
“I love you too.”

“Michael, sit down,” Maria begged. “You are making me nervous.”
“They have been back there for an eternity,” Michael grumbled.
“It has only been an hour and a half. She is probably just having the baby,” Isabel told him, trying to get him to calm down. She and Alex had only arrived about ten minutes ago. Nancy had already arrived and everyone was still waiting for word on Liz. “I know that,” Michael mocked her. “But waiting sucks. All the anticipation and anxiousness. I just want to know if everything is all right.”
Nancy smiled at him. “We all do Michael, but the best things in life are worth they wait. This baby included.”
“I wondered if it will be a boy or girl,” Tess thought outloud. “I know that Max thinks that it will be a boy.”
“I hope that it’s a girl,” Maria sighed. “We could dress her up and play with her hair.”
“Yeah,” Isabel voiced agreement. “That would be so cute. What do you think that they will name her?”
Alex laughed at the dreamy look Isabel was getting at the prospect of having a new person to dress up. “Liz and Max said that they were thinking about Kathryn if it’s a girl, and Daniel if it’s a boy.”
“I like those names,” Maria sighed. “Kathryn is so pretty.”
“This poor kid better be a girl,” Michael teased. “Who knows what torture you will think of if it’s a boy.”
Maria got up to hit him, but they were interrupted by Max coming out of the double doors. They all rushed up to him. Max looked at them with a dumbfounded look on his face. “Is everything okay,” Tess gasped at the expression on his face.
Max turned to look at her. “It’s a boy. We have a baby boy. I have a son.”

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