|posted on 5-Feb-2002 4:39:55 AM by tyranese|
Not many follow what people ask about keeping their threads down to ten pages but I am going to
First of all, here's the link to the old thread with all the part's on it, for those people who wanna start reading my story now:
And here's the new part, Enjoy
FROM PART THIRTEENB
"Liz” Maria glanced at Max who wasn’t looking, then back at Liz “Go with him, you’ll be so depressed here. You two will slowly die from separation”
Liz breathed in “I… What about you?”
“I’ll manage, we have friends I can spend time with and it’s not like you will be gone forever” she kissed her cheek “I’m not telling you what to do, I’m just suggesting- it’s your decision”
When she was gone Liz closed the door and walked back to the lounge, Max turned his head to look at her and she bit her lip. She walked right up to him, hopped onto his lap so she was straddling him “I’m coming with you” she whispered.............
“What?” Max looked at her questioningly “Are you sure? I mean what about the coffee shop?”
“Do you want me to come or not?” she tried to keep from smiling…
“Of course I do, I’m ecstatic that you are” he kissed her hard “Is Maria OK with it? Are you sure?” He really should have had a problem with Liz coming, he should have tried to convince her to stay but he couldn’t live without her and it would feel wrong to try and make her stay.
She nodded and pushed her lips back on his “Yes I’m coming” she had the gut feeling that she was doing the wrong thing but she would feel that way no matter what decision she made. He moaned and cupped her cheeks “I was so convinced you couldn’t come!” he kissed her again “I can’t believe this” he hugged her to him, tears stinging his eyes…
She breathed in “Believe it” she whispered. When they made love a tear escaped Max’s eye and Liz kissed it away, she felt the relief lifts from her shoulders about being separated from him.
When she made dinner he sat on the table and watched her every move, Liz blushed “What? Stop staring at me like that, what are you thinking?” she glanced at him “What?”
He didn’t say anything, just continued to watch her. She shook her head as she cut up the onion “Your annoying”
Maria walked in, took off her coat and sat down on the bench “What did I miss out on here? Nothing much I hope” she grinned “What’s for dinner?”
Liz breathed in “I’m going to go with Max, Maria” she didn’t look at her.
Maria opened her mouth, shook her head and said, “I thought you might”
Liz glanced at her “You are being unusually kind about this…”
“I just want you to have what you want most Liz. You’ll have fun in Thailand, you will” Maria’s heart crunched “I’m going to go have a quick shower” She left the room and when she was in the bathroom she started to cry.
Liz frowned and wanted to go after her but when she heard the shower come on so she didn’t.
“Maria are you sure you don’t have a problem with me leaving?” Liz asked when Maria came out and sat down at the table.
“Liz I’m the one who convinced you to go, what are you talking about?” Maria rolled her eyes “I’m fine with it, I mean I’ll miss you but you’ll fly back and see me some times”
Liz just swallowed and then changed the subject.
Liz couldn’t get to sleep that night, she lay staring at the wall with her eyes wide open. She wanted to go and she wanted to stay. She needed to be with Max but she also needed to be here with Maria. Right now she needed to be asleep her body screamed.
Max was asleep next to her, his bare chest was pressed up against her back and his arms around her waist, and it felt so good. Tears stung Liz’s eyes for what seemed like the hundredth time today and she got so frustrated by it she got out of the bed pulled on some clothes and went outside.
She sat down on the steps to her house and stared out at the street. There were a few cars driving past occasionally but nothing much. Liz watched as a couple walked hand and hand down the street and then stopped outside one of the houses and talked to each other with big smiles on their faces. The guy was so nervous, he didn’t know what to do with his hands- must have been a first date. He leaned down and placed a kiss on her lips and Liz sighed it reminded her of her and Max’s first date. Liz got up and walked down the street with her arms around herself, she knew this wasn’t safe and that not only Max but Maria as well would kill her if they found out she was doing this. A taxi approached and she waved for it to stop, when she got into the cab she had no idea where she was going. The driver was a guy who smiled and said “What’s a little lady like you doing out at this time of the night?”
Liz smiled back “I couldn’t sleep”
“Oh well it really isn’t safe for you to be out alone” he said, “Where do you want to go?”
“I don’t know” she said quietly “Take me to Deluca’s”
Liz spent the night going to all the memory filled places in New York and then went back home. While she was out she thought about everything and questioned leaving. She didn’t like thinking about it; it put too much pressure on her. She went to the children’s hospital, she didn’t even know why, she suspected it was because she could see people with real problems.
The people there knew her but were shocked to see her at this time in the morning. She said she couldn’t sleep and then went and sat with a little girl, who had burns all over her face in body, she would die soon.
She held the little girl’s hand and she turned to her “Mommy?” she asked.
“No I’m not your mommy, my name is Liz”
“Liz” The girl said quietly “Are you an angel”
Liz felt tears sting her eyes again “I’ll be an angel if you want me to”
The girl breathed in “What’s your favorite food?”
Liz smiled “my favorite food? I’d have to say Cake”
The little girl smiled “I like cake too”
Liz left and went home a little while later, she didn’t even realize it was seven AM till she got there and Max sat on the couch with Maria looking very worried.
“Liz Parker where the fuck have you been?” Maria jumped up and ran over to her.
“No where, I’m sorry I just needed to go for a walk”
“A walk?” Max walked up “It’s New York City! Females can not go for a walk in New York City what the hell were you thinking?”
Liz just turned away from them both and walked to bed “I need to get a few minutes sleep before work, I’m for scaring you guys” she climbed onto her bed and buried her head in her pillow and fell asleep in seconds.
It felt good to have Maria back at work; it had been what seemed like forever since she had been there.
“I can never have a vacation, I’ve had like three and a half months off!” Maria snorted as she served the customers “so wrong”
Liz just chuckled then went out back.
That night Max came and picked them both up “Do you want to come to this art exhibition tonight?” he rapped his arm around Liz and she rested her head on his armpit. She closed her eyes “Sure” she smiled “It would be nice to do something like that”
“It’s actually at a place Michael owns, he asked if Maria wanted to come too” Max kissed the top of her head and Maria raised her eye brows “Mickey G invited me?” she asked surprised.
“Mickey G?” Liz and Max both said at the same time as they grinned.
Maria laughed “I never said that I said Michael. G as in Michael Guerin?”
“Sure” Liz giggled.
They got to Liz and Maria’s house and Maria hopped out and went to open up. “Are you going to come in or are you going to come back after we’ve finished prepping ourselves?” Liz went to get up but he grabbed her and rapped his arms around her,
“What?” she tried to keep from smiling “Why are you looking at me like that? What?”
His nose touched hers and then his lips “I love you” he whispered.
Liz blinked “OK, I love you too” she breathed “Is something wrong?”
“No” he smiled “Everything is perfect”
Liz frowned, “Your scaring me”
He chuckled then swooped down to get another quick kiss “I’ll come and get you both in an hour and a half, I have some things to do”
He left and Liz hurried inside.
When he came back an empty box of pizza was on Liz’s bed and she was hurrying around in her silk under gown ‘We’re ready, we are!” she ran past him and over to her wardrobe. She pulled on a purple dress with lighter purple lace on the v-neck low cut front, her hair was down and curly and she wore matching purple high heal sandals. She looked breathtaking of course.
Maria came through dressed in a red ankle length dress with a bog spit, it had a crew cut neck and her blonde hair was flung outwards at the bottom “How do I look?” she fluttered her eye lashes.
Max smiled “If I wasn’t in love with Liz and very faithful I would think you were totally hot” he smiled “Liz are you ready?” he turned to look at her.
She flicked her hair “Yes, yes I am” she took his hand “Let’s go”
When they arrived at the museum Maria hopped out and stared at the building “Nice” she grinned.
Max got out and then Liz “It is nice isn’t it?” he smiled and took Liz’s hand in his. They walked up to the entrance where a man greeted them and handed them a small brochure with all the paintings in it. “Thank you” Maria smiled and held onto it, inside there were a lot of people all looking beautiful and flash.
Michael noticed them from across the room and walked over “Ahh you made it” he smiled then glanced at Maria “you look…” he raised his eye brows as he checked her out “sexy as hell, want me to show you around?”
Maria rolled her eyes “Sure why not” she took his arm and they walked away leaving Max and Liz alone.
Liz swallowed and Max chuckled, “Them? Who would have thought?”
Liz nodded in agreement.
He went to get her a drink and she wandered up and started looking at a painting. “Nice isn’t it?” a small petite woman shorter then Liz walked up and gazed at the artwork. Liz nodded “yeah it’s beautiful”
Max walked over and handed Liz a drink, she thanked him with a quick peck and he rapped his arms around her waist.
“Oh my god, your Max Evan’s aren’t you?” the little woman smiled with glee. She had long brown hair that was a lot lighter than Liz’s, her green eyes sparkled and matched her light green dress. Max and Liz smiled “yeah I am” he looked at her.
“Wow wait till I tell the girls at work tomorrow” she giggled “Incredible”
Liz chuckled and Max grinned.
“So you two are obviously together, what a great couple you make” she sipped her drink.
“Thank you” Max said rubbing his hand up and down Liz’s stomach “Are you a friend of Michael’s or are you…?”
“Michael? Oh I’m his secretary” she laughed “Not very impressive I know but still, he’s gonna be as well known as… YOU I guess! I have so much faith in him and his work. I mean look at this place it’s beautiful”
“It is” Liz agreed sipping her drink.
“So are you two like going to get married and stuff? Or are you just starting out?” she giggled “I mean of course if you don’t mind me asking”
Liz smiled “We don’t mind” she breathed “We’re engaged”
“Oh wow! Congratulations!” she looked like she was about to jump up and down “Oh I have to go, good luck on your wedding and everything!” She practically skipped away and Max chuckled.
He placed a kiss on the bottom of her neck and breathed her scent in, Liz sighed “Calm down Max” she turned to face him with a smile on her face “We’re in a public place”
Max kissed her “I don’t care, I’m Max Evan’s I can do what ever I want” he spread her lips with his tongue.
“Can you not do that here it’s my party and if people walk into see that they might leave” Michael walked past with Maria trailing behind him. Max rolled his eyes and watched them walk away “Come on…” he took her glass and placed it down on a small table then grabbed both her hands and starting leading her away.
“Max where are we going?” she asked.
“Further down the back so we don’t scare the new comers away” he grinned.
Liz shook her head “Can’t stay away from me for one night”
“Nope, I’m afraid it’s impossible” he walked quicker almost in a jog and Liz stumbled on her heals. She gasped and got half way to the floor before he caught her with both his hands “Be more careful jeez Liz you’d think someone was making you run in those things”
“Ha ha very funny” she bent down and rubbed her ankle “ow that hurt meany” she bit her lip.
Max frowned “I’m sorry I didn’t mean to…” he squatted down and went to rub her ankle but Liz stopped him ‘No I’m fine don’t worry” she pulled him back to his feet. He took her hands again and they kept walking further to the back of the museum, this time slower.
They got to the very back and stood in front of a blue, white and gray painting of a big flower. There was music playing everywhere but it was a little louder where they were because of the speaker up in the corner next to them. He rapped his arms around her waist and said “Let’s dance” his lips grazed her neck.
“What? No this is not a good place. No one else is dancing” she shook her head.
“What? You make me join the mile high club but I can’t make you dance in a public place?”
[I”…That this feeling is all in my imagination,
cos I never new your love would change so fast, I thought we built our love so strong to last,
Driving me crazy am I loosing you? Can you tell me cos I need to know…
tell me, where did you go?
We made a promise to be open and now you’ve broken…”
Max buried his head in Liz’s neck and Liz closed her eyes in delight. At this moment everything seemed to be perfect. There was no life out side of here, there was no New York, there was no work tomorrow, there was no people in the room, there was only this moment where they could hold each other and have butterflies in their stomach at how much they loved each other.
Max’s hand rubbed up and down her back soothingly and her fingers graced the back of his neck where she held him. “I can’t believe your coming with me,” he whispered.
Liz’s stomach twisted and she nodded “I know” she swallowed.
He lifted his head and brushed his lips against hers gently. Liz slipped her lips over his and her tongue graced his lips then his tongue, he held her tighter against him and a small moan escaped his throat.
“There you guys are!” Maria’s cheerful voice could be coming closer to them by the second “I have been looking everywhere for you, come back here for some nookie huh, huh?, Huh?” she slapped her best friends back “Well too bad not here you’ll have till you get home”
Liz stepped away from Max and wiped her mouth “What have you been up to?” she asked. Max did not let go of her.
“Michael’s just been showing me around, I got bored though” she rapped her arm through Liz’z “Come on Liz let’s get sloshed with free wine”
“What? No way Maria your completely mad, this is a formal event” Liz rolled her eyes “No way”
“Formal event? I’m not the one who came down the back, where everyone can still see you I have to add, to snog her boyfriend” Liz blushed and Max chuckled.
“It was his fault” Liz was red in the face.
“Sure, sure. Yes I bet he had to do a lot of persuading. Anyway, Max you can handle being by yourself for a while? Go mingle or something, me and Liz are going to look around” She pulled Liz shrugged at Max and he smiled.
“What’s up?” she asked Maria.
“No I was just really bored, I am no big art fan but you know,” she rolled her eyes “If Michael asked you fell and I had to go help you to the ladies room.”
“Maria, what?” Liz breathed in “Unbelievable,”
Liz and Maria walked around and talked to a couple of people then went and ate a few things on the food table.
Max stood with Michael and another group of people on the other side of the room.
“Oh Mr. Evan’s I heard about your engagement, it is true isn’t it?” a lady asked. Max nodded “yeah it’s true and please call me Max,” he sipped his wine “Liz is over there actually.”
A few people looked over “She’s delightful, well done,” an old man smiled.
“Thank you,” I think
After a while of talking Max went over to Liz who was talking to a couple, they looked like they were boring the hell out of her. Maria had excused herself to go to the bathroom for the third time. “Liz,” he smiled “I think we should get going don‘t you think?” he smiled at the couple “Hi,” he pulled her away.
“Bye! It was nice meeting you” she smiled at the two people. They smiled and nodded their good byes. “Thank you,” she chuckled “I thought I was dying a slow painful death.”
Max laughed “I thought you might be, do you want to go or stay a little longer?” he put his hands on her hips.
“Um,” Liz nodded “Yeah let’s go”
Maria found her way back over to them “What’s up girlfriends?” she chewed on a cracker “ready to blow this pop sickle stand?”
“Yes Maria, we’re leaving. Do you want to come with us?” Liz laughed at her friend.
“God yes!” she cried.
“We’ll leave in just a sec I need to go tell Michael we’re going…” Max walked over to his friend and Maria thanked Liz.
“I am dying I am so glad I get to go home now”
Michael walked over “Maria I’ll take you home, I’ll be leaving in about an hour. Max, Liz you guys can leave”
Maria’s eyes widened and she begged Liz with her eyes o save her from another hour of hell.
“No I think Maria needs to get home…” Liz started.
“No way, you guys go. See ya later” Michael placed his hand on Maria’s back and started to lead her away. Maria pretended to hang herself with an imaginary rope and Max and Liz laughed. “Poor Maria,” Liz said.
Max agreed “She’ll never come anywhere again” they walked to the door and the person at the door handed them their coats. Max in his flash business suit and long jacket and Liz in her fancy dress and cardigan. They looked quite stunning actually.
“Let’s walk for a little while” Liz suggested “Just a block or so?”
Max nodded “OK” he took her hand and they headed down the street. “Where did you go this morning?” he asked.
Liz breathed in “I just went outside then ended up going to the children’s hospital and sitting with a dying eight year old” she breathed in at the memory.
“Liz, you can’t just go walked around the street’s in New York, you could get killed and we would have absolutely no idea where you are. Please don’t do it again” he looked serious.
“Am I going to get a lecture?” she asked.
Max sighed “Liz…” they crossed the street then he continued “No your not just please I’m asking you don’t do it again. I nearly had a heart attack.”
“I’m sorry, I just need to… think” she let go of his hand and rapped her arms around herself “I didn’t walk around, don’t worry” she smiled up at him “I caught a cab”
Max rolled his eyes with a smile on his face “Still, how can we trust people with our lives that we don’t even know.”
Liz laughed and whacked his arm “You don’t disagree with public transport do you?”
“No.” Max grinned, “I just don’t like it,” he rapped his arm around her to keep her warm “Are you cold? Do you want me to ring for the car?”
Liz shrugged “I’m OK, if you want to call you can.”
“Soon,” he said quietly “What did you need to think about anyway? Was it about coming with me…?” he glanced at her.
She breathed in, “No, well kind of. Yes, maybe” she looked at her feet, “It’s just I’m leaving everything I have had for years and it’s going to be weird, not to mention Maria. I mean I don’t know how I’ll last with out her and I know deep down she doesn’t want me to go.”
Max nodded, “Liz I don’t want you to feel pressured to come. You can change your mind. I’ll be here for you no matter what, even if I am in a different country. I’m not going to be with anyone else if you end up not coming” he stopped walking and stepped in front of her “Don’t come if you don’t want to,” he whispered.
Liz swallowed “its not that I don’t want to,” she said quietly “I want to be with you”
Max hugged her to him, “I know, I wish I could make this different.”
Liz nodded into his chest; “Something had to happen to screw this up didn’t it? We had it too good.”
“I guess so. But remember we still had all that trouble with Michael and Isabel….” He rubbed her back.
“That was nothing, we could have it so much worse” she kissed his suit, “Let’s go home.”
He nodded “OK”
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|posted on 5-Feb-2002 11:13:53 PM by tyranese|
|I have a request!|
My best friend just posted her first fic and I would really love it if you guys could go read it? it's not very long and it's really dreamy. I feel rude asking but if you'd like to, I'd love it and so would she!
here's the link:
And here's the new part- Don't kill me...
Time flew by and Liz felt herself getting sucked into work and not having time to think. The three months passed so quickly it may as well have been three days. She said to Maria “It’s OK I still have a month and a half to go” where the hell did that go? She was leaving in two days!
Her stomach clenched everything she thought about it. She was still questioning going but it was too late now, she was packed and ready to go. Her doubts were temporarily put aside when she looked at Max- he was just so perfect; he made everything seem OK.
Maria continued to smile and had helped Liz pack, Liz was jealous of how well she could hide her sadness. Max fluttered around her acting like a god; Liz was convinced he was one.
Right now Liz stood on Max’s balcony with a blanket around her shoulders. It was the morning and the air was brisk, light and slightly chilly, people mingled down on the street and hurried on with their lives, it was like looking at a moving painting. Liz’s long hair flew in front of her face and she did not brush it away, the cold air felt so nice on her skin. It had to be only seven-thirty but yet everyone was up and hurrying to work, that’s what Liz loved about New York, no one ever slept- everything was still going when she needed it to be.
Liz loved the view, there were no big buildings in this particular spot so she could see everything clearly, and the harbor was just to the left…
She felt Max’s strong arms come around her from behind and she closed her eyes, “Good morning” he whispered “Why are you up so early?” his warm lips pressed themselves to her temple. Liz put her head back so it was resting on his neck and said, “It’s so beautiful out here.”
Max nodded “It is, yes” he brushed her hair behind her ears “If this is what you classify as beautiful, many people wouldn’t agree with you.”
Liz breathed in and turned to face him “yeah you’re right” her eyes glistened. Max still had that look on his face- the one when you just get out of bed. His hair was ruffled and his eyes were slightly droopy, he had stubble all over his chin and at the bottom of his cheeks.
She smiled and put her hand up to rub his cheek “Prickly” she crunched her nose “Maybe you should grow a beard” she graced her fingers over his nose and he kissed the bottoms of them gently.
“I’ll grow a beard if you want me to” his lips tweaked into a smile. Liz pursed her lips “I wonder what you’d look like…” she got up on her tiptoe and rubbed her cheek against his “Like a pirate?” she whispered. Max let go of her and picked up her hands, he brought them to his mouth and kissed her knuckles “A pirate?” he whispered smirking slightly “That wouldn’t be very good for work would it?”
“Work smurk” she scrunched her nose “Who cares about work, all there is right here and right now” her hair wiped past her lips. Max leaned down and kissed her simply but lovingly “Well your right I suppose…”
Liz turned back around to look at the view “Just imagine all the stories and lives that walk down their every day,” she whispered, “It’s amazing what people get up to, so many have been through so much… I wish I could listen to their stories.”
“What about him?” he pointed to a man living on the corner of an alley, he and many plastic bags surrounding him, “What do you think his story is?”
“I don’t know,” she answered, “I wish I could help him though.” She brought her hands up to rest on her heart.
“Maybe he likes living on the street…?” Max suggested, “Or maybe not,” he added quietly.
Liz shivered then Max kissed her head, “Let’s go inside,” He said.
They walked in through the French doors and into his room, the blankets on his bed were ruffled and everywhere and their clothes were on his couch. It wasn’t very tidy in there but it made it more cozy, Liz took Max’s hands and pulled him over to the bed, “Just imagine how many people in the world are making love right now,” she bit her lip to keep from smiling, “Thousands?”
Max chuckled, “Lucky them.”
Liz hopped up onto the bed and he followed her, “Aren’t they?” she smiled and kissed him, “Maybe we should…?”
“Maybe,” he lay down on top of her.
The room wasn’t that light but the gray sky outside glowed and came in so they could see everything very clearly.
Forty-nine and a half hours till they left.
Liz sat with Maria in the coffee shop. They weren’t talking; they were just staring at each other. It was closing time and Liz was leaving tomorrow, and Liz was leaving tomorrow…
And Liz was leaving tomorrow.
Finally Maria said, “What will you look like in a couple of years, do you think?”
Liz looked down at the table briefly, “What will you look like in a few years?” she asked.
“I’ll have wrinkles, twenty seven is close to thirty…” Maria took Liz’s hand, “Please don’t go and never get in touch with me again. I need to you to ring me all the time, several times a week if possible.”
Liz nodded, “You’d expect me to do anything other?” she tried to smile but the beating of her heart was taking up too much of her senses, it was so loud she was sure Maria could hear it, “I Will ring you every day.”
“You will not,” Maria scooted her chair closer to Liz’s and rested her head on her friends shoulder, “Just try and do it often, send me post cards.”
Liz stifled a cry, “I will,” she clutched Maria’s hand, “You know this will be the first time we’ve been apart for longer then a month,”
Maria nodded, “I know.”
“Let’s go spend our last night partying,” Liz said, “Just you and me.”
Maria stood up and Liz followed. “Let’s go to that club were you can dance on the tables,” Maria smiled, “I feel like going crazy,”
“You always feel like going crazy,” Liz rubbed her teeth together, “You are permanently crazy.”
Earlier Liz had hugged Samuel and he had had tears in his eyes as he said he would miss her. Erica came in and gave her a box of chocolates and a card, she cried as she said “Don’t read it till you’re on the plane.”
Liz’s shoulders shook and she fought her tears, why did this feel so wrong?
She hugged all the employee’s and even stood by Patty, the coffee machine and ran her fingers absentmindedly over every part of her hard plastic and metal. She would miss that annoying thing. Liz looked at the coffee shop for a long time before Maria turned off the light, when would she see her little haven again?
They turned off the light and closed the door, the little bell jingled and Liz breathed in “I’m going to miss this place so much,” she said.
Maria rapt her arm around Liz’s shoulder as they stared at the shop from the path, “It’ll miss you. It will be so weird with out you around. Almost morally wrong.”
They went home and got changed then went out. It was a Friday night so everyone was out and they had to wait in line for an hour to get into their favorite club. When they walked in the lights flew around them and the dancing, sweaty bodies continued to shake and twirl around them. They walked through the crowd in heir heals and their tight dresses and stopped at the bar, they ordered a drink then went out to dance. Liz closed her eyes and let her body take over, her hips shook, her hair flew everywhere, her hands were in the air and her lips pursed in satisfaction. Maria was in much the same state. The loud music filtered through their senses and for Liz it blocked out the beating of her loud heart.
A guy came up and started to dance between them but they pushed him away and continued to shake their bodies together like no one else was in the room. After a while they got to hot and tired they had to go and sit down for a little bit, “We can’t dance for as long anymore,” Maria smiled, “We’re getting old.”
“We are,” Liz agreed. They chuckled at themselves.
They didn’t talk about her leaving anymore that night; they wanted to enjoy the night like nothing was happening tomorrow. They sat at the bar and drank beer after beer, “Tell me about you and Michael,” Liz grinned.
“He like’s me,” Maria fluttered her eye lashes, “What can I say?”
Liz laughed, “Who would’ve thought?” Maria whacked her arm. “You’ve been out with him a lot you know, are you officially involved?”
Maria shrugged, ‘I don’t know, we basically just screw,”
“Um, Nice?” Liz giggled, “You mean you don’t go anywhere? You just stay in his bedroom?”
“Bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, porch…” Maria grinned.
Liz doubled over, “Well good for you.”
They went out and danced again, Liz’s pink dress and Maria’s green one shimmered in the light and when their favorite song Rapture came on they looked each other, let out a squeal and danced hard out to it. They both sang and hit each other’s bottoms happily. At three am they sauntered out of the club slightly tipsy and sweaty and continued to shake their hips, even once they left. They didn’t go home, oh no, they went to another club and then another. Before they new it, it was seven in the morning.
They stumbled down their street and sung words from different songs they had heard that night. When they got to their front door it opened and Max stood there, “Have fun?” he smiled.
Maria and Liz grinned at him, “We…” they started…
“Yes?” Max looked them over; “You look tired and wasted.”
Liz and Maria stumbled in, arm in arm, and kicked off their shoes. Max closed the front door and followed them in, he was dressed in a dark gray sweater and black pants, Liz said he looked dreamy then collapsed on the couch.
When she woke up Max was just walking past her- he was folding something. “What time is it?” she groaned.
Max turned and smiled at her, “It’s quarter to twelve.”
Liz groaned and rolled onto her stomach. He came over and sat down, “Do you want anything?” he asked.
She lifted her head and said, “You,” she smiled.
“Well you have me. I’m right here” he rubbed her arm, “Do you want anything else?”
She heaved herself up onto all fours and crawled onto him, “No I want you to make love to me,” she leaned into him and pressed her lips to his. He ran his hand through her hair, “What ever you so Ms. Parker.”
They weren’t leaving till six thirty and after Maria had woken up around one they had some food then went out, Max said he would be by at five. Maria held her hands over Liz’s eyes after they got into the taxi, “Where are you taking me?” Liz asked for the sixteenth time. “Just shut up, you’ll see!”
Maria was taking Liz to her favorite place in New York. She was going to invite Liz’s parents but decided not to.
Liz had rung her parent’s month ago and told them she was leaving with Max. They came to town for the day and spent their time with their daughter.
The car stopped at their destination and Maria held Liz’s eyes as she hopped out of the car, “Let go of my eyes already would you?” she whined.
Maria let go of her eyes and Liz let out awe. They were at the Palace Theater on Broadway. Liz’s favorite show was playing at they had tickets to the Two PM show. Liz hugged her friend “oh Maria, thank you so much!” she cried, ‘Your to wonderful!”
They went up to the building, handed in their tickets then went and took their seats. Liz rested her head on her friend’s shoulder, “Thank you for this, I don’t think I can thank you enough.”
Liz’s heart soared; this was one of the nicest things Maria had done for her in their whole lives. Maia did things for her all the time but this was one of the best, “This must have cost a fortune?” Liz looked at her friend.
“Shh the show’s starting,” Maria smiled.
Liz thought about her situation as she watched the show. Was she being selfish? I mean she was running off and leaving her best friend to fend for herself and look after their business. Liz could still help from over seas but Maria insisted she enjoyed herself while she was over there. It was too late to doubt this but yet she still was. Max had booked everything and she had packed and they were all set, why was she still thinking?
It must be because she felt she was doing the wrong thing. Would everything be the same when she came back?
After the show Liz and Maria walked out of the show and went home, “That was so wonderful!” Liz bragged about it even still as they walked in the front door. “I’m glad you liked it.” Maria smiled.
Michael came over and said he hoped Liz had a good time in Thailand.
“Thank you,” Liz smiled, “I hope I do to. Will you look after Maria for me while I’m gone?”
He laughed, “Sure.”
Max arrived and Liz breathed in, “It’s time isn’t it?” she fell onto the couch and he sat down next to her, “Yeah it is.” He put his hand on her knee. She looked up at him; she couldn’t live without him, why was she even questioning this?
She leaned up and kissed him, “We’ll be happy in Thailand, I am just being paranoid,” she reassured herself out loud. Max rubbed her back, “We will be.”
Liz ate a whole bag of potato chips before they left- Max, Michael and Maria ate a real meal of potatoes and meat and vegetables.
“Liz, are you sure you don’t want to eat with us?” Max asked.
“No, no I’m fine with my sour cream and chives chips thank you, they are all I need,” She glued her eye’s to the TV and tried not to think about the upcoming event. Max came over and handed her a drink then ate his dinner next to her, “Don’t be worried Liz,” he said, “I hate seeing you like this, maybe you shouldn’t come.”
Liz looked at him as she shoved another chip in her mouth, “Max don’t say that. I want to be with you.”
“Yeah I know you want to be with me but you don’t want to go to Thailand,” he looked at her with loving eyes, “It’s up to you, you know how I feel.”
Liz looked him in the eye, “I’m coming with you, I’ve made my decision and I’m sticking with it,” she lied down and rested her head on his lap. He stroked her head and placed a kiss on her lips.
Six-thirty came and Liz, Maria and Max hopped into the limousine and headed to the airport. When it was time for Max and Liz to board the plane, Maria couldn’t hold her tears in anymore. Liz and her clung to each other and did not let go.
“I can’t believe your leaving! Three months ago it seemed like ages until you had to go,” Maria wiped her eyes, “I’m going to miss you so much.”
Liz’s eye’s filled with tears, “It’s only for a little while, we will see each other again soon,” was she trying to convince herself too?
Liz’s heart was beating really loud again and she felt like she was going to fall down. “I love you Maria,” she kissed her cheek, “I’ll ring you as soon as we get there.”
Maria nodded and they squeezed each other again quickly. Max took Liz’s hand, “See ya later Maria.” He kissed her cheek, “We will come back and see you at some point, I promice.”
“I’ll hold you to that,” she rapped her arms around herself and looked sadly at them. Liz kissed her cheek as well then she turned and headed through to duty free, she looked back at Maria who had her hand on her cheeks as she cried.
Liz thought about Maria as she walked through to the boarding gate.
Maria lying in her bed groaning as Liz changed her bandages,
“Be more careful jeez Liz!” she whimpered, “There can’t be anything worse than this.”
“Of course there can,” Liz said, “You could have died.”
“I’d never leave you here by yourself, what would you do with the coffee shop?”
Liz’s heart stopped, that was what she was doing! She was leaving Maria here to look after the coffee shop. The reached the boarding gates and Max handed their tickets to the air hostess. Max went to walk down the terminal but Liz didn’t move, he turned to her and she spat out,
“I can’t do this!”
|posted on 7-Feb-2002 12:15:16 AM by tyranese|
|heres the new part and I'm in a hurry, enjoy! thanks for all your feedback!|
“What?” Max asked.
Liz swallowed, “I thought I could and I know I am going to die a slowly without you here but I can’t leave.”
Max rubbed her arms, “I understand,” his expression did not hide how upset he was by her decision. Liz looked up at him with huge-big sad eyes, “I am so sorry Max but my whole life is here and I can’t leave. If I didn’t have Maria and the coffee shop I would follow you anywhere but I have responsibilities and I can’t just…” he put his finger to her lips.
Tears filled his eyes, “It’s OK, you don’t have to explain. It was rude of me to think that you could come anyway,” he gripped her arms, “You should stay.”
Liz looked up at him in pain and unable to take his gaze looked away. She noticed that the two air hostess’s were standing there watching them and she sighed and looked back at Max, “Can we go over…?”
He nodded and led her away from them. Liz rapped her arms around his neck and buried her head in his chest, “God I can’t do this, I can’t let you go…”
Max buried his head in her hair and breathed in, “What have we gotten ourselves into?” he whispered, “How could we let this happen?”
A tear dripped down Liz’s cheek, “I don’t know,” she looked up and him, “Please don’t leave, please.” It was unfair of her to say that and she regretted it straight away, She shook her head, “No, wait. Just don’t forget about me” tears chose this moment to pour down her cheeks.
They looked at each other, all their memories playing in their eyes.
Max and Liz were skinny-dipping in Hawaii,
She was sitting on his bare shoulders, waiting for him to throw her over into the water. He wasn’t moving. “Max,” she said, “What are you waiting for?” He wasn’t moving, “Max!”
“You’re not going anywhere,” he said. “What kind of a man would throw off a girl sitting naked around his neck?”
“A ticklish man!” she shouted.
Liz bit her lip, and Max bit his, they just couldn’t let each other go. They knew that if he went things would be different when he got back, things would be weird.
They didn’t know what to say.
“ This is the last boarding call for the seven-thirty call for the flight to Thailand.”
Liz’s heart stopped, “Oh my god, your really going to leave me aren’t you?”
“I’m not leaving, you. I love you and I am just going away for a while,” It was always up to him to be the strong and sensible one, Liz felt bad.
“You have to go now,” she whimpered, “Call me when you get there?”
“Of course!” Max rapped his arms around her tight and they clung to each other as if they were dying, “I can’t do this,” he whispered, “I can’t, I’m sorry.”
Liz pulled his mouth to hers and they kissed each other desperately. Their tongues brushed each other’s and they both groaned.
“Go” Liz broke away when she was about to burst from lackage of air, “Go now or you won’t go because I won’t let you.”
Max shook his head, “It’s too late I can’t go.”
Liz’s turn to be strong. She grabbed both his hands and lead him over to the just about to close boarding area, “Go Max, please.”
A tear dripped down Max’s cheek, “No.”
Liz cupped his cheeks, “I love you,” she kissed him, “I love you so much but you have to go, you have to”
The stupid god damn air hostess’s were watching them again, “God can you guys just give us a minute?” Liz hissed at them. The scoffed and moved to the side a little.
Liz turned back to Max; “You will come back and see me when you get a break and I we will talk on the phone all the time.”
“But I won’t be able to touch you and see you,” he caressed her cheek, “make love to you…” they kissed again.
“Soon, Max just be patient. Bury yourself in work if you have to, god knows I will be,” she wiped his eyes and then her own, “Let’s just pretend your going to Washington for two days,” she put on a fake smile, “I’ll see you soon Max! Have a good trip, be safe!”
Max frowned, “Your so wonderful,” he kissed her, “I will come and see you the first ten seconds I get free,” He turned, “OK, I can do this...”
“Yes just walk the few steps, you can do it,” Liz was glad she didn’t have to do it, she was already taking up most of her strength in not running after him. He glanced back at her as he started to walk away, “I’ll miss you.”
She nodded and bit her lips to keep from crying out. He pressed his lips to his hand and then disappeared around the corner.
Liz’s legs gave out and she gripped the wall and slid down it slowly. “Are you OK?” a lady asked who was hurrying to get to the terminal on time.
“No,” Liz whimpered, “But there’s nothing you can do,” she closed her eyes and let the tears pour down her cheeks.
The lady smiled sympathetically then hurried down the terminal in the direction Max had just gone. Liz didn’t get up for fifteen minutes. She just sat there and cried and cried.
Eventually she got up and walked back through the duty free and back to where she had left Maria. Liz was surprised to find Maria still there sitting on one of the chairs staring at the plane as it turned and went down the runway. Liz numbly walked up to her and Maria gasped, “Liz? Wha…?”
Liz’s lip trembled, “I couldn’t go,” she said.
Maria stood up “Oh my god Liz…” she rapped her arms around her and Liz wept her whole body just giving up, “What am I going to do?” she whispered.
They watched the plane fly into the air and disappear then Liz and Maria sauntered to a taxi and went home.
Liz went straight to her room and lay down. She would not get up again.
Maria lay down with her and rapped her arms around her. Now that Liz had stayed what was she going to do?
Maria thought it was stupid that Liz had stayed, she also felt touched but what was the point in Liz staying? She would be so depressed and just… not Liz anymore.
One day passed and then another and another and another and another but Liz did not get up and she did not talk to anyone. Maria continued to talk to her though, she tried to bring a smile to her face.
Max rang and Liz talked to him for an hour, she lied and said she had been to work and that she hadn’t been lying in bed all week. It felt good to hear his voice. When he hanged up she cried. The next day she got up and went out to the lounge, for the next two days she stayed on the couch, at least she was making progress?
After two weeks Maria put her foot down. She said she was not having this any longer and dragged Liz to work and then the gym after they had closed up. Liz ran and ran and ran on the treadmill. Maria came up to her when it was ten thirty, “Aren’t you tired by now?”
Liz sipped her water and continued to run, “Another half an hour” she simply said.
She stayed on there for another forty-five minutes.
Maria was very worried about Liz; she did her best at keeping Liz on her feet.
Meanwhile Max wasn’t doing that great either but at least he could not stay at home, he had to go to work. He ran every night at five PM so he could try and get his mind off his life and everything around him. How could he go on like this?
He could not sleep at night so after a few weeks he stopped trying, he just worked all night. He was very tired but he got a lot more work done and getting a lot more work done meant maybe he could get home earlier?
No it did not mean that.
He was here and she was there. But they still loved each other more then life it’s self.
Liz started to talk more after a month past, she went and stood in front of Max’s business for an hour a couple of times a week but other then that, she continued to work and talk and pretend that she did feel whole when really she didn’t.
She acted like before she met Max.
One afternoon Maria was talking with Samuel out the back about Liz and how she was not copping well with Max gone and how they needed to do something when Liz came in and said in an irritated and displeased voice:
“Can you please stop talking about Max,” then headed into the office sat down and did not leave for an hour.
Liz and Maria were packing up the café that night to go home, Liz was not talking.
“Liz,” Maria said, “Please, I’m sorry.”
Liz shrugged, “You have nothing to be sorry about.”
They walked home clinging to each other, “Liz want to go down to the mall? We can eat there and do some shopping?”
Liz shrugged, “What ever, if you want to.”
They walked down and Maria suddenly stopped dead, “No wait let’s not go,” she remembered the banner of Max that was outside.
“But Maria we’re almost there, what’s the point in going back now?” Liz sighed.
“I just don’t want to go anymore,” Maria bit her lip.
“What ever,” Liz muttered as they turned around and headed back in the direction of home. A limousine pulled up beside them a few minutes later, “Would you lovely ladies like a ride home?” Michael popped his head out with a grin on his face.
Maria smiled- Liz blinked.
They hopped in and took a seat in his limousine.
Liz looked around, it was nice as Max’s. Max’s smelt like him and his after-shave, this one did not.
“Max,” Liz leaned over him, “Have you ever had sex in this thing?” she grinned.
“Liz…” Max chuckled, “What’s gotten into you?”
“Answer the question,” she starting kissing his neck.
“No I have not,” he smiled.
Liz had to find a way to get her mind of Max; every day was just a constant struggle to stay alive.
Maria looked at Liz; the pain was evident on her face.
The next day Liz was sitting out back in the office typing something out of the computer when her inbox said, ‘You’ve got mail’
She opened it and a sad smile spread across her face.
You won’t believe where I am at this exact moment. I am in a very important meeting and I am supposed to be listening and typing down everything the main guy is telling us. I thought screw this I’m going to email the person I think about 24/7.
I’ll have to ask someone else to tell me what the guy is blabbering on about later.
How are you? I miss you so much.
Liz bit her lip and wrote back to him,
Mr. Max Evan’s,
I am paying bills at Deluca’s, sound’s like we are having just as much fun as each other, sighs.
Why don’t you go on ICQ I will talk to you there, Unless you’re too busy?
I miss you too, unbearably
It took only a few seconds for Max to reply:
Me, Too busy for you? Never.
She went on ICQ and sure enough he was on there, she couldn’t help but grin with giddiness.
Liz: You won’t get caught talking to your fiancee and be in trouble will you?
Max: It’s a small price to pay.
Liz: Thank you.
Max: What have I been missing out on? How’s Maria?
Liz: You haven’t been missing out on anything except the blossoming of Michael and Maria’s relationship.
Max: What about you? What have I been missing out on from you?
Liz: You know what you’re missing out on.
Max: Don’t tease me.
Liz: Oh Max there has to be something we can do! I can’t go on like this every day. I can’t take it.
Max: I know, I have been searching my brain for ideas but I can’t come up with anything…
Liz: What have we gotten ourselves into?
Max: I might be able to get back for a couple of days in a month or so?
Liz: Too hard to say goodbye to you, Max.
Max: Your right I wouldn’t be able to leave you again.
Max: Do you have a picture on your computer?
Liz: What? Of me? Why?
Max: I want to see you, send one to me.
Liz: I think I can find one. It’s not recent.
Max: I don’t care.
She sent the photo of herself when she was seventeen. Her hair was short and she was wearing Jean shorts with a white tank top.
Max: You’re so beautiful.
Liz: I was 17.
Max: hehe I wish I knew you back then.
Liz: I might have distracted you and you might not be where you are today,
Max: But I’d be with you and not in Thailand,
Liz: That’s true.
Max: Look at your hair, it’s shorter in this picture.
Liz: You like it?
Max: I like it no matter what length it is.
Max: The guy sitting next to me just saw you on the screen and looked at me with a grin.
Liz: How embarrassing.
Max: I don’t care,
Liz: You wouldn’t,
Max: Have you been to my place at all?
Liz: No. I didn’t know I was able to.
Max: In a week it was be used by one of my employee’s but until then it’s empty. Go there if you want.
Liz: I might.
Liz: Maria’s calling me, I’ll be right back- I love you.
When Liz came back from talking to Maria, about four minutes after she left, the screen said:
Max: I have to go, meetings ending. I will ring you tonight? I miss you and I love you, talk to you soon…
He was off-line.
Liz sighed and then remembered something she saw on the TV once. She turned on the scanner and put her hand with her engagement ring on it. It scanned and she sent it to Max on email.
Later that night around ten thirty when she checked her emails there was a new one from Max.
She opened it and Max’s hand popped up onto the screen. He had a yellow post it stuck to his palm that said in black vivid: I love you.
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|posted on 8-Feb-2002 3:50:10 AM by tyranese|
|OH! I am silly aren't I? I meant engagement ring in the last part! not wedding ring I apologize.|
It amazes me how much you guys pick up on what I am about to have discussed and stuff in my story! you guys all had a big part on the development of this part. Now I wrote TBC at the end of this part because their conversation has not finished at the end. I am not sure about this part but it all depends on what you guys say!
So leave heaps of feedback so I know if I'm doing this right or wrong! lol! I hope you like it:
oh and pandas I enjoyed reading your post, thankyou for all that feedback.
The same as everyone else, I wish I had enough time to thank you all individually. When I am not at school and have time I will.
Three months, one week and four days since Max left.
It felt like so much more.
Michael was coming over regularly and Maria was constantly going out with him. Liz was left alone.
Liz went around to Max’s place and had a spa bath, alone. She lay in his bed, alone. It didn’t smell like him anymore because the blankets and pillowcases had been changed. To many memories.
As Liz walked home she wondered how long it would take for her and Max to grow apart. Would they grow apart?
Was their love strong enough to last such a long period of time? Liz could not imagine anything but how it was right now. She could not imagine not thinking about him twenty-four hours a day.
She looked forward, actually more like lived for his phone calls and post cards but the thing was she had to keep saying goodbye to him. Would it be better not to talk to him and not have to say goodbye several times?
She decided no.
She would rather hear his voice, hear him breathe and hear him laugh. She would trade everything she owned in a second to hear him laugh.
They HAD to do something.
When she got home Maria and Michael were making out heavily on the couch, Liz wished she was in Thailand.
She went into her room and lay down. Max was her soul mate, how could she forget about him?
The next day Liz served at the counter at the coffee shop with Samuel,
“She’s lifting her head by herself now,” Samuel was bragging about his pride and joy- his daughter.
Right now Liz would have six children if it meant Max would be back. “She is beautiful,” Liz smiled, “Like her mother.”
“Certainly not like her daddy,” Maria cut in with a giggle.
Liz chuckled, “Definitely not.”
“ANYWAY!” Samuel explained, “She’s doing wonderful.”
“And we’re very jealous,” Maria smiled at him the walked out back.
“When is this wedding!” Liz asked, her expression drifted back to its normal depressing state.
Samuel patter her back, “He’ll be back Liz, you’ll see,” he smiled sympathetically, “We want to have the wedding in a month, just before Christmas. So buy a dress,” he took some money from a lady wanting a cappachino.
It was five-thirty and the shop was just starting to get busy. More and more people in business suits and work uniforms pilled in. A man in Liz’s periphery made her turn her head, he was a brunette, he was tall and in a suit. She could not see his face from where she was so she moved and tried to look at him.
It was Max!
She dropped the coffee in her hand and gasped.
“Liz what’s wrong?” Samuel asked. Liz went around the counter and headed over to him, she touched his arm and he turned his head. It was no longer Max.
“Max?” she looked around but he was not there. She could have sworn he was there.
Liz’s lip trembled and she walked back to the counter, “I’m just going to get something to clean this up,” she whispered.
Tears stung her eyes; it was just her imagination.
“Liz? Liz!” Samuel waved his hand in front of her face, “Liz, hon, you OK?”
“I’m fine,” she lied.
Out the back she gripped the bench so hard her knuckles went white. She held her breath to keep from crying. GOD this was so unfair!
She groaned angrily and let go of the bench. She told herself to get a grip then grabbed a cloth and went back out into the store.
Samuel looked at her worriedly, “Liz you sure you OK?”
“Yeah I just felt woozy for a second, I’m fine now.”
They went back to work and that night when Liz talked to Max on the phone she told him she had started to see him everywhere. He said he had been seeing her everywhere since he had left.
Liz sat in front of the TV with a bag of microwave popcorn in her hand. Maria came in from her date with Michael and sat down next to her, “Amazing, he is just… wow,” she ate some of the popcorn.
Liz nodded, “I’m glad your enjoying him,” she said aggravated.
Maria frowned, “What’s wrong?”
Liz swallowed, “I’m annoyed! I stayed in New York for you and you go out and spent your time everywhere but with me!”
Maria raised her eyebrows; “You’re joking me right?”
Liz huffed, “Why would I be joking?”
Maria groaned, “I can’t believe you’d say that Liz! You have no right!”
“ I don’t? ” Liz pursed her lips, “What ever!”
Maria got up off the couch; “You have some fucking nerve Liz. I told you to go to Thailand! I said ‘go you’ll be happy there, you’ll be lonely here, go and I will be fine.”
“And I didn’t think you would be! I wasn’t just going to run off and leave you here.”
“I think it was so stupid that you stayed here! It has to be one of the dumbest things you’ve ever done. What kind of a wife are you going to be if you won’t even go to another country with him for two years or so? Don’t take this out on me, I told you to go and I am not going to stay around here because you made a mistake!
I was here when he first left and I was there for weeks afterwards but now its months later! MONTHS LIZ! I don’t want to be mean but come on!”
Liz’s lip trembled, “Stop it! Your just being mean!” she exclaimed.
“NO! I will not stop you need to hear this,” Maria shook her hands in annoyance, “I am pissed off that you didn’t go and I think it was a big mistake. I can’t believe you would do that to Max, you are going to be his wife and you didn’t even stick by him when he needed you.”
“I can’t believe you are making something I did for you into something that’s mean!” Liz cried, “you’re just being cold.”
Maria shook her head; “I didn’t want you to do this for me Liz. I was flattered for a long time and I still am a little but I am more disappointed then anything. You would have crushed Max. I haven’t talked to him lately but I know him pretty well and you are his world, he would do anything for you and this is how you show him how you would do anything for him too huh?” Maria sat back down, “Go to Thailand while you two are still in love! You haven’t known him for a whole year and it won’t last long distance, it won’t Liz.”
Liz held her hands over her mouth, “Please, stop, please.”
Maria rapped her arms around her, “I don’t hate you Liz and I am sorry I had to yell at you but you can’t expect me to hang around here when I told you from day one that you should go with him.”
Liz wept onto her chest, “I know I should have gone, but I thought I was doing the right thing. You have no idea what it’s like to love someone so much and then have to choose!”
“You want to know the truth? I would have left you here by yourself if Andrew had asked me to go somewhere. I was already saying yes to moving across town. We are getting older Liz and we aren’t gonna have much choices soon. We are always going to be best friends, no matter what. But we can’t always be stuck here together forever; we are going to have to leave each other some time. It’s not like we won’t see each other occasionally if not all the time. You know I love you but it’s time to start doing things for ourselves, that’s why I think you should have gone with Max.”
Liz stared at her unblinkingly, “You want it to be that way?”
“I want to get married and I want to not worry about you. Max is meant for you and it will bring me so much joy for you to be with him.”
“I wish we’d had this talk before he left!”
“You can still go,” Maria kissed her forehead, “And I would have had this talk with you but I thought you were leaving!”
“I want to go to Thailand,” Liz’s lip started to tremble again, “I want to be with him.”
“Go then, it will make everyone happy.”
“You think I can?” Liz asked.
“Hell yes!” Maria smiled, “Please go!”
As Liz lay in bed that night she decided that she was definitely going to Thailand.
The next day as she stood in the coffee shop she had a new hope to cling on to so she was happier. Knowledge that she would see him soon made her feel ten times better.
She was going to call him that night and tell him she was coming. He would be so happy. She would be so happy.
In the afternoon near quarter to five when there were only a couple of people sitting at tables and the occasional person coming into buy coffee, Max walked in.
Liz was at the till counting the money. Max stood in the doorway staring at her with his hand on his heart; his heart was beating so fast.
Liz looked up and saw him.
She dropped the money in her hands and her breath caught in her throat, “Oh my god,” she said.
Max smiled with tears in his eyes as he walked up to her. Her lip started to tremble ( it had a habit of doing that lately) and tears filled her eyes.
“Hi,” he choked out as he reached the counter.
Liz’s face scrunched up as she tried to hold in her tears, a tear dripped down her cheek none the less.
“You do recognize me, no?” he bit his lip to keep from chuckling.
“Is it really you or am I about to pounce onto a stranger?” her voice cracked.
“It’s really me. Now get over here!” His voice cracked too.
Liz didn’t go around the counter she climbed over it and leapt on him. There lips hit each other’s straight away and they both moaned, “What are you doing here?” she whispered in between kisses, “Are you here for good?”
He shook his head, “I came back for,” kiss, “to get a few things. I leave in four days.” His eye’s darkened.
“Four days?” she breathed into his mouth, “I guess that’s better than nothing.”
Maria walked in from the back and gasped, “Max!” she exclaimed, “Oh my god what are you doing here?”
He pulled his lips away from Liz’s for one second, “I came back for business for a few days,” he didn’t take his eyes off Liz’s face. He wiped her tears away with his thumb and Liz kissed his hand. She kissed his cheeks, his forehead, his chin, his neck, his everything.
Max pulled her lips back to his and they kissed each other passionately.
Maria smiled, “Can you guys go out back and do that? You’re scaring the customers.”
Liz pressed her forehead to his and tried to catch her breath. “I can’t I have to go…” Max said.
“What?” Liz asked, “Why?”
“I had to find an excuse to come here and unfortunately that came with consequences- I have to go do a few things for work and then I’ll come back,” he kissed her lips.
Liz sighed, “But you’ll be back?”
“Before seven,” he rubbed his nose against hers, “I promise.”
Liz kissed him desperately, “OK,” he sat her down on the counter and let go of her. She stared up at him with big eyes.
“I’ll be back soon,” he leaned down and kissed her one more time before hurrying to the door. He looked back at her before he left and pressed his lips to his hand.
Liz let out a groan and wiped her eyes.
Maria rubbed her shoulder, “Talk about Ironic, he comes to town the night after you decide your going to go see him.”
Liz breathed in, “I know! I can’t believe he is here, I am the luckiest girl in the world,” she wouldn’t have said that a couple of days ago.
When he came back it was six-forty and Liz and Maria were closing up early. He walked in with a big smile on his face and Liz hopped into his arms, “What are you so happy about?” she asked.
“I’m here with you,” he whispered capturing her lips.
They closed up and hoped into a taxi. “Are you staying with us?” Liz asked.
“I have a hotel room,” he kissed the top of her head; he couldn’t stop kissing her.
“Can I stay there with you?” she asked.
“I wouldn’t let you be anywhere else,” he kissed her engagement ring and intertwined his fingers through hers.
“I have good news,” She whispered, “But I’ll tell you later.”
He raised his eyebrows; “I can’t wait.”
“It’ll be worth it,” she tried to move closer to him but it was physically impossible, their skin would have to be inside each others for them to be closer. She just wanted him to swallow her so she was implanted in him.
Once they got to Liz and Maria’s place Liz had a shower and Maria got ready to go out with Michael.
“Still going strong?” Max asked as he sat at the table with his head resting on his hands.
“You could say that,” Maria laughed.
“How serious are you two?” Max asked.
“Well let’s just say that we are not as serious as you and Liz. We have been dating longer than it took you to propose to Liz.”
“But that’s because I knew Liz was the one the second I saw her. I would have proposed to her the same day we met if I wasn’t afraid I’d scare her off,” Max grinned.
“Oh,” Maria held her hands over her heat, “Oh shut it. I don’t need to be hearing that!”
Max smiled, “Well I’m sorry.”
“You better be,” she spun around, “How do I look?”
“You look good,” Max answered. Liz came out in a towel and asked if they were going anywhere or if they were just going back to his hotel room.
“Bring clothes, I want to take you somewhere.”
She got into a three-quarter length black skirt and a red turtle neck sweater. She had black boots on her feet and she wore her long dark gray jacket. Her hair was up and little curls fell around her neck, she spun out of her room with a big smile and asked how she looked.
“Words can not describe,” Max uttered to himself.
“What was that?” Liz walked up to him and put her hands on his shoulders.
“I said, Stunning,” he stood up and took her hands in his. He was still in his suit from the day.
“Maria we’re leaving!” Liz kissed him, “You might not see me for four days!”
She and Max both laughed.
“Bye have fun!” Maria called.
“Are we going to the hotel first? Do you want to get changed or…?” Liz asked when they got into a taxi.
“I want to go straight to the place I’m taking you,” he kissed her forehead. He was so happy he was touching her again.
“OK,” Liz wanted him to make love to her. “What happened to your limo?” she grinned.
“Well I don’t need it here anymore,” he grinned back but only for a second- remembering he would have to leave, “Now I have to use public transport like everyone else.”
“And we all know how you hate that,” she chuckled.
“Oh it’s good to hear you laugh again,” his voice was husky and filled with desire.
The taxi stopped and Liz stepped out; she didn’t know what to say- it was so beautiful.
“You like it?” he asked rapping his arms around her waist.
“Did you do this or was it already here?” she looked up at him.
“No it was already here,” he looked around, “I found this place when I was in college. They are only here for one week every month.”
“Come here with any ladies before me that I should know about?” Liz teased.
“No one who meant as much as you,” he kissed her, “Come on.”
They were at the harbor. It had light’s everywhere and a band planning with instruments and a singer. Couples danced on a big round area that had been set up and the band played on a small stage in the middle. A few tables surrounded one of the corners to the left and little candles glistened on them.
Max lead her out to an area and they rapped their arms around each other, “How did you know it would be on tonight?” Liz asked.
“I am Max Evan’s I know everything,” He grinned down at her and she smiled,
“You are,” she whispered, “You are indeed.”
They kissed and Liz decided she would tell him now.
“Before I tell you what my good news is, I want you to know I am not changing my mind and nothing will stop me…” she swallowed, “Again.”
“Should I be scared?” he smiled with all this teeth. Liz loved his teeth- she kissed him.
“No you shouldn’t be scared,” she whispered into his mouth, “You can start being happy right now.”
“What and I wasn’t before?” he asked.
“Just let me talk,” she rubbed his head with her hand, “I know I did it before but it was all quick and you know I’m paranoid. You were telling me to do one thing and Maria was telling me to do another thing and I didn’t even know what I thought. But I have been here and I have felt and seen what I want and I’ve just… you know how I said I would follow you anywhere if I didn’t have Maria and the coffee shop?”
“Yes,” he was pretty sure what she was about to say.
“And how I said that this is my life and that I can’t just pick up and leave everything?”
“Yes,” Max kissed her closed eye.
“Well I have done so much thinking and I realized that the day I met you they stopped being my life. And when you left for Thailand and I the fact that I didn’t come was a good thing, even though it doesn’t seem like it.”
“Your confusing me,” he chuckled, “How is it a good thing?”
“Well what I also realized is that I hadn’t completely given you everything then,” she swallowed.
“This is good news?” he frowned.
“Well no but I am now. If I was questioning myself so much about coming with you how could I have really been that serious? I’m not saying I wasn’t in love with you or anything, I’m just saying I was still jaw droppingly smitten. What kind of a girl doesn’t follow her fiancee wherever he goes? I mean what kind of a person does that?
OK I’ll get to the point, I am ready now and I am coming to Thailand with you and I want to get married straight away because I have to start putting you first, because you are my number one priority now.”
Max spun them around as they danced and he breathed in.
He didn’t say anything.
“I’m sorry,” she whispered, “Maria talked to me and everything she said was right. It was wrong of me to leave you like that, when I said yes to marrying you I should have given everything of me to you and I have realized that I hadn’t, I still had Maria and the coffee shop before you. It’s crazy… anyway that’s why it was good I didn’t go with you because I wasn’t fully there. I am now.”
Max swallowed, “You are?” He had been there before he had asked her to marry him. He told her that.
“I have been really unfair to you,” she blinked, “And now I’m asking if you still want me?”
Max laughed, ‘What are you talking about? do I still want you? You crazy woman of course I still want you,” he kissed her.
“Oh what a relief.”
“I have one problem,” he said quietly, “Giving things up should go both way and me going to Thailand was really just as bad as you staying.”
Liz swallowed, “you had to go though.”
“You had to stay though,” he smiled, “I feel like I’m getting everything a bit easy, I’m not giving anything up for you.”
“You were going to stop talking to your sister and best friend for me,” she kissed him, “You were doing what I should have been doing when you were leaving. There should have been no question. The second you told me I should have said I’m coming with you, straight away. When Isabel and Michael denied me you said straight away, ‘well I don’t care, she’s mine and I won’t let her go for anything’ I wasn’t ready to do that when you left and I feel like I have cheated you.”
“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed and upset that you wouldn’t come but I had already set myself up for you not coming,”
“That’s because you have the best heart,” she whispered, “and you didn’t expect anything from me. I’m sorry I have done all this to you,”
“Don’t be sorry,” he said.
“Will you except my apology and except my giving myself to you as another one of your belongings, a thing you own? Like you did me a while a go?”
“Well as long as your mine now?” he smirked, “Owning you doesn’t sound half bad, Hmm I could do what ever I wanted to you. Just imagine the possibilities…” he rubbed his chin and looked up at the sky.
Liz laughed, “Just be gentle with me,”
“Am I anything other than that…” she kissed him, “So your coming with me?” he beamed, “No more being apart?”
“Well… you own me, I have to go where ever you command me,” she said, “my apology gift to you is me.”
“Looks like your coming!” He lifted his arm and spun her around, “This trip is turning even better than it originally was.”
“I say all this with my heart in you hands and just hope it will include the occasional trip to see my best friend,” she looked at her feet.
“Of course,” he kissed her temple.
“This all seems to convenient, you should be more disappointed in me,” she said, “you should be angered that I denied you at the air port.”
“I don’t have the strength to be annoyed at you,” he said, “And I never saw it that way before.”
“Your hear is to good,” she said, “I am not worthy of you.”
“You mean like I’m the king and you’re the small peasant girl that won my heart?” he grinned.
“Something like that,” she giggled.
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|posted on 9-Feb-2002 12:13:38 AM by tyranese|
|ahhhhhhhhh I am so confused! I love your feedback but I am trying to please all and so many of you think different things it's.... confusing!|
I don't know what to do now!
I think I'm just going to have to follow my original plan and just hope you will all like it
|posted on 9-Feb-2002 5:14:27 AM by tyranese|
| BLS40 Thankyou for your feedback, liz won’t have any regrets when she goes to Thailand with him |
mara is a dreamer Your bowing at my feet? lol, I like that sound of that. Your feedback means a lot, thankyou.
Abby I’m glad my fanfic makes you happy! I hope I didn’t take to long in posting this new part.
BelevnDreamsTo Yes Max and Liz will be together now, I like how you like how I write max and Liz, I love being told that!
frenchkiss70 Yes Liz is finally growing up- it is good how Maria yelled at her isn’t it? I was glad to get that out!
angelbaby6977 Thankyou! Happy your enjoying my fic, I write it because I love to and when other people love it too it makes it even more worth while…
Chrissy That is incredibly cute how you put your husband above everything else, I personally agree with you, they should come before everything else if you want it to last, that’s why I did that with Max and Liz. Income? What you said about that confused me a little, were you trying to say that if he left his business he’d loose all his money? Well anyway, yes he is the primal income and they do need him don’t they? He’s not going anywhere and neither is his money, don’t worry thankyou for your wonderful feedback.
Alien614 yeah she finally got a clue! Lol! Thanks for your feedback!
Gracie Lol your post made me laugh so hard! I’m glad you are enjoying my fic! I guess a wedding is in order isn’t it?
Laura When I was writing it I was thinking ‘wow maria is a bit harsh maybe I should tone it down a bit’ believe it or not I did actually tone it down a bit… it was still mean wasn’t it? Thanks for your feedback
Robyn I love surprizing people! It’s my constant goal to do that so I’m glad it surprised you that Max came to NY, I also love writing arguments, there’s been a few of those in this fic huh?! Anyway I’m glad your enjoying my fic, thanks for your feedback…
Anna I’m so happy you enjoyed that part!
AvengingAngelIQ I brought tears to your eyes? Ohhhh how sweet, I mean? Anyway I’m glad your enjoying my fic, and all my old ones that you used to leave feedback on! You rock!
Eraser Room thank your for your feedback, it was time Liz got her priorities right wasn’t it? Your long post a lit bit ago made me feel so much better and I just have to say thankyou thankyou thankyou, it means heaps to know you love my story and that’s really sweet about your parent’s, that is true love! Thankyou again your post was so nice!
roswellluver Maria was harsh but she got the message across and that’s what matters, thankyou for your feedback!
Andy yeah Maria did! I hope you enjoy the next part, thankyou!
Pandas Sorry no wedding before Thailalnd but there will be one! It’s always fun to joke about him being Max Evans, he is MAX EVANS!! Lol I wish I were her.
Amy This is your reminder! Trust me I know what I’m doing!! Thankyou for your feedback lol!
JoeI’m glad you like how Max owns liz! Thankyou for your awesome feedback for all this time.
Lelea I sure do read the feedback! Especially yours this time! I’m so sorry that part made you feel uncomfortable. I’m glad you still like my fic though, I hope this part is better!
WhosYrDaddy I would hate to be seperated from my friend but my BestF knows that I love her and if I left she would be happy for me, much like the situation in my story. It would be hard to leave wouldn’t it? Thankyouy for your feedback I hope you enjoy this part!
also thanks to: roswell_chick101, sweetlildreamer, Icerose, TrueLoveConquersAll, DreamingOfMax84, applebybehr, angelbaby6977, katmcken, honeybear, kara, Becca1974, moonbean, cyberchic121, june.r.!, floh, Gaby7tvm, bubbles, dreamy, ^Kelly^,
If I missed any I am so sorry! I tried really hard not to…
Here's the new part
He smiled then quietly said, “You aren’t going to spring any other hidden feelings on me are you?” he pulled her closer to him.
Liz shook her head, “No I have nothing left. What you see is what you get my man.”
“Good, I don’t think I can handle anymore surprises. I just want to be with you,” he rubbed his lips on her forehead and she closed her eyes.
“I don’t think I could handle anymore either,” she whispered.
“Are you cold?” he asked.
“If it will make you hold me closer then yes,” she smiled against his chest.
He rapped his arms around her back and rubbed his hands up and down, “Let’s get out of here,” he whispered.
She nodded, “Let’s.”
They walked out to the road and Max called for a taxi. They caught it straight to the hotel, the Rhiga Royal, and caught the elevator up to his room. His room was very nice and very flash, like everything of his was. She took off her jacket and hanged it up on the hook by the door.
“I’m just going to go toilet,” she leaned up and kissed him, “Wait, where is it?”
He pointed and she smiled, “Thanks, I’ll be right back.”
Max took off his jacket and shoes and walked over to the small table by the door to check through his messages. When Liz came out she had her hair down, she walked up to him, “What are you looking at?” she asked.
He was reading a message, “Nothing, just a couple of notes,” he touched her hair with his free hand, “I love your hair down,” he kissed her.
“I know you do.”
After they had made love and fooled around for a long time Liz lay with her head on his chest, “When you left did you feel as if I was abandoning you when you needed me?”
Max had his eye’s closed and his hand was lazily running up and down her back, “Why are you asking me this?” he whispered.
“No reason, it’s just something Maria said…” Liz kissed just below his arm pit,
“Did you two have a big talk or something?” he opened one eye and looked at her.
“She yelled at me because I told her off for leaving me at home all the time, she said that letting you go toThailand by yourself was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made and that it was very rude of me,” Liz sighed, “She is right.”
Max didn’t say anything.
Liz yawned and Max sat up, “Here get under the covers it’s getting colder now,” he pulled the blanket up and Liz slowly got under it. He tucked her hair behind her ears and kissed her cheek, “It doesn’t matter anymore, your coming back with me.”
She nodded and yawned again, “mmm hmm,” she moaned.
Max got under the covers next to her and rapped his arms around her, she snuggled into his naked body, “Feels good to have you in my arms again,” he whispered.
Liz kissed him, “Much better,” she touched his cheek with her hand, “I hate sleeping without you.”
The next morning Liz woke up when Max got out of bed to go to the bathroom, when he came back he lay down next to her on his back and put his hands behind his head.
He breathed in then said sweetly, “Babe, you awake?”
She smiled into the pillow; “I am, yes.”
Max leaned over and brushed the hair out of her face and pressed a kiss to her temple, “Good morning,”
“Good morning,” she rolled over with her eyes closed and pulled the blanket up to her neck.
He kissed her eyelid, “Open your eyes,” he said, “I want to see you.”
Liz sighed, “You can see me,” she did not open her eyes.
“I’ll force them open,” he grinned.
“You will?” she opened her eyes, “How would you do that?”
He kissed her passionately, “I love you,” he whispered, “Do you want me to order room service?”
“Room service huh?” Liz rapped her arms around his neck and pulled him on top of her, the only thing that separated their naked bodies was the blanket that covered the bed.
He kissed her, “Well… we can have whatever we want,” they kissed again.
“Whatever we want?” she asked her eye’s glowing in delight, “Where’s the menu?”
He laughed, “I’ll go get it,” he got up and climbed off the bed. “The privileges of dating a billionaire,” she giggled.
He came back and jumped onto the bed, “Here we go,” he rested his head on her stomach and started looking through it, “Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast…”
They spent a few minutes deciding and ordering food Liz pulled Max next to her and said, “What do you want to do today?”
“You mean we have to do something? We could just stay here and…” his eye’s twinkled.
“And fool around?” she grinned.
“Yeah something like that,” he kissed her.
Liz bit her lip then said quietly and seductively, “I bet I can make you come before you can make me come,” she looked down at their intertwined hands.
Max raised his eyebrows; “Really?” he kissed her knuckles, and said, “I hear a lot of talking but not a lot of-”
She laughed, “Your such a funny man,” she pulled her hands away from his and the wandered down to take hold of him, “And now it’s a competition…”
Max bit his lip and closed his eyes as she rubbed him, “You aren’t going to win this,” he pulled her hands away and climbed under the blankets. Liz gasped when his hand touched her heat and started to rub up and down.
He pressed his body to her side and she could feel his arousal pressing into her hip… “Stop,” she pulled herself away from him and crawled under the blanket. Max’s breath stopped, “No way…” She brought her lips up to his arousal and he threw his head back, “That’s not fair!”
Her mouth went over him and her tongue traveled over his length. As much as he was enjoying it he did not want to loose so he pulled away, “No,” he said.
Liz came up from under the blanket with big eyes; “I thought I’d have you there…” she giggled.
“Never,” he went under the blanket himself and when she felt his lips come up to her pulsing heat and his tongue start to lick her she groaned, “Oh my god…” she threw her head back.
Stop, she thought, stop now. She felt her walls start to tighten and she pulled back the blanket, “No, no stop right now!” she panted.
Max tried to keep from smiling, “You fight a hard battle Miss Parker,” he watched her eye’s darken, “What? What are you thinking?” he asked.
Liz pulled the blanket away from her body fully and glanced at him, “I’ll win this yet,” she purred.
His eye’s widened as her hand traveled down her stomach and down to her black curls. She brought her fingers to her heat and started to rub.
Max’s breath caught in his throat.
Liz arched her body and her other hand went to her breast. She started to fondle it and Max gnawed on his hand.
When she let out a moan and she put back her head and closed her eyes Max said, “OK! OK! Stop I’m going to pop,”
Liz pulled her hands away and rolled onto her side, “That’s the idea,” she grinned.
Max hissed at her then said, “Yes you win I don’t care,” he climbed on top of her and held himself up with his elbows, “Your evil.”
Liz rapped her arms around his neck and kissed him, “Yes what ever.”
He pushed himself into her and they both moaned, Max brought his lips to her breasts and started to suck…
There was a knock on the door and a person called, “room service!”
Max and her got such a fright they fell off the bed- still attached to each other.
Liz broke into a laughing fit and Max groaned, “I think you broke my dick,”
Liz continued to laugh.
He pulled out of her and got up, “Ow…”he bit his lip.
Liz looked up at him, “Are you really hurt or you just being a baby?”
He just turned and walked away.
“You can leave the food at the door!” Liz called to the room service guy. Max pulled on his boxer shorts and flung the door open, “Hi,” he said to the guy, the guy pushed the trolley into the room and Max said thank you.
Liz was sitting on the floor next to the bed with the blanket around her shoulders. Max gave the guy a tip and he left the room with red cheeks apologizing for interrupting them.
Liz giggled, “He’s going to go tell his buddies down stairs that Max is having hot sex and having nice food,”
Max just chuckled.
She got up and pranced over to him, “Hmm smells good,” she said huskily.
Max turned his head to look at her, “Certainly does,” he smiled.
They ate breakfast quietly eyeing and wanting to jump each other. When they had finished eating they both jumped up and practically ran to the bed.
Max had to go back to work for a few hours so Liz went to the coffee shop to work.
Maria asked how her evening was and Liz just smiled and said it was perfect. “So when’s the wedding?” Maria asked, “Soon I hope. Maybe you could have one of those impulsive weddings in the next couple of days! Before you go to Thailand!”
Liz bit her lip, ‘”I don’t think so.”
“Why not?” Maria huffed, “Or have you decided you want a big wedding?”
“No… Yes… No… OH I don’t know! I just don’t want to get married in the next few days,” Liz bit her lip, “So what are you doing tonight?”
“Me and Michael are going to a club, why don’t you and Max come. Are you feeling up to it?” Maria asked.
“Yeah I am fine,” Liz smiled, “I’ll ask if he want’s to go when he comes in.”
“So did you guys talk about everything last night?” Maria touched her arm.
Liz just smiled and walked out back.
Max and her went with Maria and Michael that night; they all sat at a booth in the corner of the big club.
“Liz want to go dance?” Maria asked. Liz nodded, “yes!”
They left and Michael and Max started talking.
“So what’s up with you and Maria?” Max smirked.
Michael shrugged, “She’s cool, I’m having fun with her.”
“Are you serious?” Max asked.
“I don’t know, I’m still young I am just kicking back and enjoying the ride,” Michael smiled.
A waitress came up and asked what they would like to drink.
Max ordered a bottle of wine,
“I’ll have a…” Michael bit his lip, “A beer thanks…” he looked at her name tag, “Renee,” he smiled.
“Sweet as,” she smiled at them then walked away.
“Michael you have a girlfriend you can’t go flirting like that,” Max frowned.
“Says who?” he said.
“Says the rules!” Max chuckled, “You aren’t cheating on her are you?”
Michael shrugged, “no I’m not a complete ass.”
“Could have fooled me,” Max smiled.
“Hey stop being harsh Mr. I live in a different country to my fiancee so I’m making the most of it,”
“What?” Max frowned, ‘What are you talking about?”
“It was all over this morning’s tabloids, some girl said she ran into you in over there and had a lot of fun if you know what I mean,” he blinked, “And I know you do.”
Max sighed, “Oh you’re joking me!” he said frustrated, “Don’t people have better things to do? Can’t they find money in other places other than ruining other people’s lives?” he banged his fist down on the table and groaned.
“Don’t worry Liz won’t believe any of it,” Michael smiled at the waitress as she walked back up to the table with their drinks.
She put them on the table and said, “There you go gentleman enjoy your drinks,” she walked away and Max put his head back to rest on the not very nice cushioning on the booth.
“Still,” Max spoke, “As understanding as Liz is, it wouldn’t be very nice reading all those things about me all the time,”
“But it’s not true so who cares?” Michael opened his beer.
“What’s no true so who cares?” Maria asked as she and Liz walked over flushed and tired from dancing.
“Oh some chick lied about shacking up with Max in Thailand,” Michael gulped down some beer.
“What?” Liz sat down next to Max.
“It’s not true, some girl lied to the Tabloids,” Max poured her a drink and she stopped him,
“No thanks I’m just going to have water,” she said.
“Do you want me to go get you some?” he asked.
“No I will, thank you,” she pecked his lips then go up and made her way through the dancing bodies.
“So what exactly did this girl say?” Maria asked, Michael had his arm slumped over the back of the chair and she was leaning against him.
“I didn’t know about it,” Max said.
“She just said that she and Max were having a lot of ‘fun’ in Thailand together,” Michael sipped his beer.
“Slut,” Maria hissed.
Max and Michael laughed. “Is this seat taken?” a tall blonde skinny girl wearing a skimpy red dress stood in front of them eyeing Max.
Max gritted his teeth and said, “Yeah my Fiancee’s sitting there,”
Liz walked up holding her little bottle of water and looked at the girl, “Hi” she said smiling. The girl glanced at her, shrugged and said, “Hey,” then walked away.
Liz looked at her friends and Max, “Who was that?” she sat down.
“Some girl after Max, don’t worry he handled it,” Maria giggled, “Very good Max by the way, she was a total hottie and it was like you didn’t even notice.”
“I didn’t,” Max uttered under his breath to himself before taking a sip of his drink.
Liz smiled at him, “I don’t care anyway, I know Max loves me ” she rubbed his thigh, “Isn’t that right?”
“Damn straight,” he wanted to kiss his fiancée.
Maria chuckled, “I was trying to convince Liz today, that you two should get married before you go back to Thailand but she didn’t seem to want to,”
Liz nodded, “I don’t want to just rush into the next couple of days,” she sipped her water.
Max took hold of her hand under the table and she rested her head on his shoulder, “Yeah I agree, it would be rushed and I want it to be the best day of our lives.”
“But you said you wanted it to be a small wedding,” Maria said.
“A small but nice wedding,” Max and Liz both said.
“Let’s go dance,” Maria tugged on Michael’s arm. He put his beer down on the table, “OK. Max if that waitress comes back get me another will you?”
“Sure,” Max said. Michael and Maria left and Max grabbed Liz and kissed her passionately, “God I love you,” he said into her mouth.
Liz pulled away, “What was that for?” she smiled.
“I don’t have to have a reason do I?” He pressed his forehead to hers and kissed her again.
Liz cupped his cheeks, “No I guess not.”
She pressed her body against his and they kissed each other with such love and passion that they both moaned loudly. Liz pulled away, “OK that needs to stop before it gets out of hand,” she smiled and then kissed him again.
He put his hands on her shoulders and sat her down properly and swallowed, “Your right, sit.”
She picked up her water and sipped it, ‘I’m going to go to the bathroom, you’ll be all right here by yourself for a few minutes, no?”
He nodded, “Yeah I’ll be fine,” he smiled.
Liz got up and started to walk away, she glanced back at him before she disappeared in amongst the people.
When she came back Max was sitting in the same place except five beautiful woman sat around him. He looked like a lost child. Liz bit her lip to keep from smiling. She walked up to the table and stared at Max, “I leave you alone for five minutes and look what happens.”
Max frowned at her, “help,” he mouthed.
The girls were all stunning of course and she didn’t know what to do, ‘Where am I supposed to sit?” she laughed.
“Can you believe it?” one girl grabbed her arm, “it’s Max Evan’s! Aren’t we lucky?”
Liz nodded, “Yeah must be my lucky night,” she smiled.
Max tried not to laugh.
Maria and Michael came up, “Hey?” Maria frowned, “What’s going on?”
The girls all looked at her.
“We lost our seats,” Liz smiled, “Maybe we should go to another table?”
“No!” Max shook his head, ‘”Can you ladies please let my fiancee and friends have their seats back?”
“Fiancee?” One of the girls breathed.
“That would be me,” Liz did a small wave with a small smile on her face.
“Oh…” The all girls said.
Maria and Michael laughed.
The girls all stood up, “Sorry,” they all muttered as they walked away. Max grabbed Liz and pulled her down next to him, he rapped his arms around her and she smiled, “Are you enjoying yourself?” she asked.
He kissed her, “Yes.,” he whispered.
Liz bit her lip then said, “I’m glad because this is the last time I’m taking you out in public ever again.”
|posted on 10-Feb-2002 11:53:18 PM by tyranese|
|Sorry I took a while, my mom deleted half of this part this morning when I was going to post it and I had to re-write it! sorry!|
this is just a really dreamy flick part
“Oh look it’s that story about you and that girl,” Liz picked up a tabloid and started reading it.
Max read over her shoulder, “We what?” he laughed, “How do people come up with these things?”
Liz continued to read.
“Liz, don’t look at that it’s stupid,” He took it from her and put it back on the newspaper stand. Liz put her sunglasses back on and glanced at him, “Who cares, it’s all lies right? It’s actually quite amusing.”
Max sipped his coffee, “Yes it’s all lies but everyone else doesn’t know that,” they continued walking down the street- Liz with her hot dog and Max with his coffee.
“You know a hot dog isn’t a very nutritional breakfast,” he smiled as he watched her bite into it.
“Oh and coffee is?” she wiped her mouth and grinned at him.
“It’s better then a hot dog,” He finished his coffee and chucked in a rubbish bin.
“Oh well,” she bit into it again. Max chuckled.
It was a musky-gray skied morning and it looked like it would rain some time today. It was around eight-fifty five on the twenty-seventh of November.
Liz felt like going for a walk so Max was taking her for one. He had to leave tomorrow.
“I was thinking…” Liz said quietly, “Erica and Samuel’s wedding is going to be in amongst the next month before Christmas so maybe I should stay here until they’ve had the wedding then come to Thailand just in time for Christmas.”
Max glanced at her, “I am pretty sure I won’t have to work on Christmas so I should come here,” Liz finished her hot dog and chuckled the napkin the bin and then intertwined her fingers through his.
“I don’t mind coming with you tomorrow if that’s what you want,” she walked close to him.
“No you should stay for their wedding they’d be disappointed if you don’t. I’ll be really busy for the next few weeks in Thailand and you probably wouldn’t see much of me till Christmas anyway. It will be better if you stay here and then I come back in a couple of weeks or so.”
Liz nodded, “OK then,” she leaned up and kissed his cheek, “I don’t want you to leave tomorrow,” she sighed.
“I know. This whole Thailand thing has been a big pain in the ass that’s for sure. Don’t worry it will better for you here, and then you can come back with me in the New Year.”
Liz bit her lip, “It makes sense but…” she did not want to spend anymore time without him.
“I know,” he said sadly, “But after that everything will be OK,” he kissed her, “come on let’s go get some real breakfast.”
“OK then,” she smiled.
They walked hand in hand down the street and Liz was the only one who noticed all the stares at Max from almost every woman who they came across. She just smiled and held his hand tighter, as if to say ‘he’s mine’ to all of them.
“Where are we eating?” Liz asked.
“I feel like pancakes,” he smiled down at her.
“Pancake house?” She felt a drop of water hit her nose, “Oh here comes the rain.”
He nodded, “Yeah let’s hurry it’s just up here.”
“What? No!” they walked into a big courtyard area with a fountain in the middle. Liz stopped walking and Max frowned at her,
“What are you doing?” he asked.
The rain started to pour down and Max tugged on her arm to get to shelter.
“No, no stay here,” she stood still, “Let’s dance,” she grinned and grabbed his other hand and put it on her waist, then put her hand on his shoulder.
“It’s raining in case you didn’t notice!” he looked at her as if she was crazy, “Liz this is silly come on we’re getting saturated.”
“Don’t you ever do anything spontaneous or do you have a broom up your ass?” she laughed, “Come on, it’s refreshing,” she kissed him then he flung her around in a circle.
“Crazy, you are completely crazy,” he danced with her.
“Sing for me, you have the most beautiful voice,” her hair was all stringy and wet and her jacket, white blouse and gray skirt were getting wet very quickly.
“You have a white blouse on, do you want everyone to see you?” he smiled sheepishly.
Liz looked down, “oh I do to, how funny!” she looked back up at him, “Who cares, sing to me!” she exclaimed.
People were hurrying past them and watching them queerly. “OK, OK what do you want me to sing?”
“Um I don’t know something old, How about…Oh! I know Dean Martin, sing something by him!” she laughed and then leaned up to kiss him.
“Liz I don’t know…” he rested his face against hers, his nose touching her eyelid.
The he started to sing,
“Hold me close and hold me fast,
The magic spell you cast,
This is la vie en rose,
When you kiss me heaven sighs,
And though I close my eyes,
I see la vie en rose.”
Liz closed her eyes and pressed her wet body against his, his hair was sticking up and spiky and his jacket had water all over it.
Something, something, something, I see la vie en rose,
la, la, la, de, de, de”
Liz opened her eyes and looked up at him, “Thank you.”
They kissed and then ran down the street to the pancake house. They walked in and Max looked at Liz’s shirt and shook his head, “Don’t take your jacket off,” he said hoarsely.
Liz laughed, “What ever you say Captain,” he buttoned her jacket up and they sat down.
“No Max no! Stop it, please, oh, stop… come on!” Liz cried out as Max picked her up and carried her through the hotel room and into the bathroom, “No!” he dropped her into the cold shower with all her clothes on.
“Oh that’s great just look what you’ve done,” she flung her hands in the air, “Wonderful!”
He laughed and went over to the basin to brush his teeth. Liz turned off the water and shivered, “At least get me a towel,” she whimpered.
Max grabbed one and chucked it at her, ‘there you go.”
She rapped it around herself and stumbled out of the shower, “You are so not getting laid before you leave,” she huffed and walked out of the room.
They were going to go out for dinner in half an hour but now Liz had nothing to wear.
“You want to bet!” Max called after her.
Liz laughed, “YES!” she yelled. She started pulling off her wet clothes and once they were all gone she rapped the towel around herself and hung the clothes over the door. She sat down on the couch in a huff and picked up a magazine. Max came out and walked up to her, “Don’t worry I have a dress for you,” he tucked her hair behind her ears, “I’m not that mean!”
“I don’t want your stupid dress,” she flicked through the magazine.
Max laughed, “Shouldn’t have called me stupid,” he lifted her face to look at him, “Come on it will look really good on you, that’s why I brought it.”
Liz bit her lip, “You didn’t have to put me in a cold shower you know, a simple insult in return would have done.”
“Yeah but that’s silly,” he took the magazine away from her, “Come I’ll show it to you.”
Max walked over to the bed where he had lay out a beautiful red dress. Liz looked at it, “It’s kind of slutty…” she joked.
Max looked at her in surprise.
“I’m only kidding it’s beautiful, thank you.”
Max blinked. “OK you can put that on and I’ll go get dressed,” he walked back to the bathroom and Liz dropped her towel and pulled on the red dress. It was a very low v-neck and it went down to in between her breasts, she didn’t wear a bra and her perky breasts rested there perfectly. The dress clung to her beautifully and went down just below her knees. There were red strapped heals to go with it and she slipped them on, “Max is this your way of telling me I have bad taste and you want me to dress like this?”
She walked to a mirror and stood in front of it. She checked herself out; she had to admit she looked hot. When she spun around she saw Max staring at her from the doorway, “What do you think?” she asked.
He took a minute to get his breath back, “Oh my god you are not wearing that out of here,” he walked up to her.
“What? You’re the one who bought it!” she laughed, “I think I look hot.”
“That’s the point!” he rubbed his hands up and down her sides, “You can wear that only in my presence and no one else’s.”
Liz’s brow crinkled, “But I want to wear it now!” she said in a little kids voice.
Max had to steep away, his breathing changed, “No you can’t I can barely control myself right now, I don’t think I’ll be able to in public.”
Liz smirked; “really?” she stepped very close to him and placed a gentle kiss on his neck.
He put his hands on her arms and ran them up and down, “Please, stop,” he breathed.
Liz stopped. She turned around and looked at herself in the mirror, “I have to my hair again, thanks,” she walked over to her purse and rummaged through it to find something to fix her hair with.
They left a little while later and went o dinner at a fancy Italian restaurant.
Max pulled out Liz’s seat and she sat down and leaned up to place a soft kiss on his lips. After they had kissed Max took a seat across from her.
Tonight they were having dinner to celebrate.
Celebrate because everything seemed to be working and everything was great, for once in their lives. There was no need to worry and they didn’t have that annoying feeling that something bad was going to happen, they just had their love and their future.
The restaurant was a beautiful place, the wooden antique-looking chairs were at every table and the blue tablecloths matched the cushioning on them. There were little trees along the windows separating each table so some people could have privacy. The other tables spread out through the restaurant nicely, there were paintings on the walls and the waitress’s were wearing nice uniforms that were tidy and very presentable.
“I love this place,” Max reached out and took Liz’s hand from across the table, he rubbed her palm gently.
“You love beautiful things don’t you?” she smiled,
“Of course, that’s one the reason’s I love you,” he kissed her finger, her wrist her palm, “You can not wear that dress out again, I am trying very hard to contain myself,”
Liz blushed, “Stop it,” she said not looking him in the eye.
Max and Liz had a table near the window, one that had tree’s surrounding it. There was a group of men on the next table over, laughing and smoking as they talked about business, woman, and money.
The waitress came up and asked what they would like to drink.
Max asked for a bottle of wine and Liz asked if she could maybe just have orange juice
“Sure why not?” the girl smiled, Max changed his order to just a cup of wine.
“I’ll be right back with them.”
Max frowned at Liz, “How come your not drinking?’ he asked suspiciously eyeing her, ‘You usually like to drink…?”
Liz smiled, “Yes I know, I’ve just been cutting back on it lately, I haven’t felt the desire for any… it’s weird,” she chuckled, “Don’t worry it’s not what your thinking.”
He blinked, “OK, Just checking.”
Liz rubbed Max’s hand in return to his rubbing hers; tomorrow he was leaving again. This time it would be different because she knew he wouldn’t be gone for long and he would be back and they would have Christmas and maybe new year then go back to Thailand, but she couldn’t help but feel saddened a little bit. She would still have to sleep a few more nights without him there with his arms around her. He still wouldn’t be there to wake up to and to make love to in the shower and in every place they felt the desire too. Never ceasing to be aroused by each other or not feeling like it.
But he would be coming back and they would be getting married and that would not be in the next two years.
“Let’s get married after New Year,” Max suddenly said, like he was having the same thought’s as her, “We will have to go back to Thailand on the fourth of January but we could get married on the second of January?”
Liz smiled brightly, “Sounds perfect,”
The drinks came and she placed them done in front of them, “Are you ready to order?” she asked.
“Um, no we’re not can we just a have a little while longer?” Max did not let go of Liz’s hand.
“Sure, I’ll be back soon,” she walked away and Max turned back to Liz.
“It won’t be hot here in January?” Liz said, “Where should we have it? Who should we invite?” she was very happy they finally had a date.
Max beamed, “How about we just invite, my parent’s, yours, Michael, Isabel, Alex, and Maria?” he ran his fingers over her wedding ring.
“Can Samuel and Erica come to? I’d like them to be there…”
“Yes, we’ll invite anyone you want,” Max said, “Anyone else?”
“No, I don’t think so?” she swallowed, “Will your parent’s mind that it won’t be anything big? I mean you are famous and everyone expects famous people to have big beautiful weddings.”
“They don’t matter, it’s what we want,” he let go of her hand and picked up the menu, “What should we eat?” he asked politely.
After they had ordered their food they got back into talking about the wedding.
“Where should we have it?” Liz asked for the second time.
“I have a great place I want to have it but we’ll talk about that closer to the date,” he smiled.
They ate their dinner and talked about many things.
Near the end of the evening when they were just finishing dessert, Liz bent down to get something from her purse. Max held his breath, he could see right down her shirt.
Liz sat back up, “What?” she smirked.
“God that dress o you,” he almost let out a moan, “God help me.”
Liz pursed her lips, “You have good taste don’t you?” she looked down at herself, “Your just going to have to wait a little longer till you can take it off me,” her voice was seductive and daring.
Max breathed in and closed his eyes for a second, “Stop it, I have no self control right now,”
“I know,” Liz smiled, getting up from her seat, “And I like having you weak at my knees.”
They got home very quickly and ran through the lobby and up to their room. Once they got there, they didn’t even waste time getting to the bed, they had it off against the door. Liz still was wearing the dress.
Max left and Liz went home to Maria and sat down on the couch for a few depressing minutes then went to work.
“How was your four blissful days?” Maria asked as she handed Liz a tray at the breakfast bar.
“Oh god they were so good, so good,” Liz put some food on her tray and slid it along the railing. “You’d think after how long Max and I have known each other that we would have you know started to get less interested in you know, sex, but it’s not like that at all. I mean don’t people become less preoccupied with sex after a few months? It’s been nearly a year and me and Max are still running to shelter so we can make love.”
Maria laughed, “Good for you, I’m glad your getting everything you need and more,” they walked up to the counter, “Sex is excellent isn’t it?”
Liz blushed and the lady at the counter laughed.
At the coffee shop Liz and Maria both took the counter so they could continue to talk.
“I mean last night…phew,” Liz continued to explain about the last few days, “He brought me this new dress and…”
After the Liz told her about it Maria said, “Well me and Michael are even cutting back a little, I mean we used to do it like sixteen hundred times a night and now we’re down to about six-hundred times a night.”
They both laughed.
“What’s up with you and Michael your still together and everything right?” Liz asked.
“We had an argument but he’ll come crawling back like always,” Maria smiled.
Liz picked up a chocolate from the counter and plopped it into her mouth, “What was the argument about?”
“Oh you know just something stupid… where to eat,” Maria also grabbed a chocolate and pulled the plastic off.
“We’ve had argument’s before, he knows I won’t call him so he has to call me and he’s too stubborn so it’ll take a few days.”
“Oh OK,” Liz smiled, “Me and Max set a date for the wedding.”
“You did? Finally! When is it?” Maria demanded.
“January second,” Liz looked down at her engagement ring, “He said he has a place in mind but he won’t tell me where.”
“Maybe he want’s it to be a surprise?” Maria giggled.
Samuel came in and told them the wedding was going to be in a week and a half on Saturday afternoon, at a local church down town.
|posted on 11-Feb-2002 12:56:27 AM by tyranese|
|omg Amy no my mom does not read my fanfic!!! she would kill me!!! she just turned off the computer before I had a chance to save my writing. Ahh the thought of her reading it gives my goosebumps |
|posted on 11-Feb-2002 11:42:23 PM by tyranese|
Liz watched as Erica and Samuel danced their first dance together as a married couple. They looked so full of happiness and love.
The expression on their faces showed how ecstatic they were to be spending the rest of their lives together, it made Liz’s heart melt.
Erica looked stunning in her lavender dress; her hair was curled and pinned up with little bobby pins with flowers on the ends. She wore her Grandmothers gold locket around her neck and the shoes her mother wore on her wedding day, her dress had no straps and went straight across her chest in a straight line. The bottom flowed out, puffing slightly but not too much and graced the ground just a little bit. She had taken her vale off after the ceremony, so now you could see her stunning face and glowing cheekbones.
Samuel was wearing a Black tux and a black shirt that covered his neck and buttoned right up, he had a black tie on and his hair was styled so it spiked up at the front- like Max’s.
Liz sat at the round table in the middle of the room sipping her drink and watching everyone enjoying the happy day. Erica’s three sisters had been the brides’ maids and they wore dark purple dresses that had thin straps but also went straight across their chest. Her sister’s were beautiful as well; it was a very beautiful family. The two older sisters (Maria and Sarina) had long black hair, one of them was wearing it up and the other had it down with a flower pinned to the front. The third sister (Nikkei) was nineteen and she had chubby cheeks and long eyelashes, her hair was short and wavy and had added tints of red to it.
Across for Liz sat Erica’s mother with her camera clutched to her chest. She was wearing an old fashioned hat with a little bit of netting on it and a red shirt and matching skirt, her mascara had run a little from her sobbing through out the afternoon but it didn’t matter, she still looked nice. Her husband stood up and held his hand out to her, she looked up at him then brought the camera to her face so she could take a picture, he chuckled as the camera flashed then he reached for it and put it down on the table. They walked out to the dance floor and rapped their arms around each other. Maria was talking to Erica’s younger sister, Nikkei, as they nibbled on cake and drank wine. The reception was being held in a small hall that had been decorated with purple and white balloons and white roses. It was blatantly obvious that purple was Erica’s favorite color.
Soon the couple and their relatives would be having their photos taken on the other side of the room where a little area had been set up. The photographer sat on his stool over there as he smoked a cigarette and looked around the room- much like she was doing.
He glanced at her and Liz blushed and turned her head to look at something else. Her gaze fell on Erica and Samuel’s daughter in the arms of her Uncle, who had square glasses and white hair, he looked at his niece with such admiration and…
“Liz,” Maria tapped her shoulder, “Want me to get you something else to eat?” she was looking at Liz’s untouched piece of wedding cake.
“No thank you,” Liz smiled, “I’m not very hungry.”
“Yeah what with eating nothing else today you should be famished,” Maria rolled her eyes, “Come on you have to eat let me get you something… maybe a bit on pasta salad?”
Liz hesitantly said yes then turned her gaze back to Erica’s daughter and her Uncle. They were no longer there.
“Hey Liz why don’t we go dance?” Nikkei smiled.
Liz laughed at her enthusiasm, “Sure, why not?” they stood up and walked over to the dancing floor.
“I’m be the man,” Nikkei laughed putting her hand on Liz’s waist.
“OK,” Liz beamed putting her hand on Nekkei’s shoulder.
Liz was wearing the red dress Max had brought her; she left her hair down and had red lipstick on her lips. Maria was wearing a white summer dress with yellow flowers along the neckline and the bottom, her hair was crimped and she had her little bit of a fringe pinned back to each side with two little clips.
“Well look at you two,” Samuel and Erica danced up and chuckled at them. Their faces were glowing.
“What?” Liz teased, “We’re the best looking girls here aren’t we Nikkei?”
“We sure are!” Nikkei pursed her lips and fluttered her eyelashes.
“You mean your stealing my job?” Erica frowned, “I’m supposed to be the most beautiful girl here.”
“You are,” Samuel pecked her lips, “You look stunning,”
“Liz that make dress makes you look fat,” Samuel grinned.
“Oh yes it’s the dress,” Liz hissed.
“Let’s swap partners, Liz you dance with Samuel, I’ll dance with my sister.”
Liz let go of Nikkei, “You’re a beautiful dancer,” she winked at her then walked over to Samuel and resumed her position, “You look like you’re the luckiest man in the world.”
“I am” he said smiling, “the luckiest man in the world.”
Liz kissed his cheek, “You little darling,” she smiled, “Congratulations.”
“Thank you,” He smiled, “I imagine Max will be sharing this look on his face when he marries you?”
Liz blushed, “I won’t be able to see his through my own,”
He spun her around and then flung her back, “You two will last forever, it’s so obvious.”
Liz giggled, “I think so too.”
Erica and Samuel went to have their photo’s taken with their relatives and family and Liz went and sat down with Maria and ate her pasta salad.
“Maria! Liz! Come have a photo with us,” Sam waved them over and Liz and Maria hesitantly walked up and stood with him in a photo. They had another one with Erica and him then went back to their table.
Samuel and Erica left for their honey moon soon later and after waving them off and saying bye to all the family and friends they had met they left themselves.
“That was such a beautiful wedding,” Liz said as they walked through the front door and pulled off their shoes and jacket’s.
“I know,” Maria smiled, “I want to have a wedding like that one, the flowers and the music, it was all stunning,” she headed toward her bedroom, “That was fun, maybe we should do it again some time,” she winked at Liz then shut her bedroom door.
Liz walked down the street; it was Christmas Eve, Eve. She was just finishing her last Christmas shopping and she had also done her laundry.
Right now it was six-thirty and she was just about to turn down her street.
A limousine pulled up beside her and drove along in the slow speed she was walking in. A smile spread across her face and she tried to pretend she didn’t notice. The window opened and Max rested his folded arms on it, he stared at her. He had just flown in from Thailand, he had tried to get home earlier but couldn’t.
Liz continued to walk watching him out of her periphery. “Liz,” he breathed, “Why are you ignoring me? Are you trying to drive me completely insane?”
She jumped in happiness then ran over to the limousine. Max opened the door and she leapt into his arms and devoured his mouth with hers, “Did you just get in?” kiss, “I missed you so much.”
“Yes and I missed you too,” he rapped his arms around her waist and lay down on his back pulling her on top of him. “What the hell were you doing…” kiss. “Walking down the street alone at this time of the night?” kisses, “How many times do I have to tell you not to do that…?”
“Thousands of times,” she looked down on him, “You took so long to get back! How come?”
“Stupid work, I wish I could just quit,” they shared another kiss.
“Oh and then how would we be able to look after our baby?” she asked.
“Like we don’t have enough money already or isn’t a billion dollars enough for you?” Max kissed her then suddenly pulled a minute, “Wait a minute, what?”
Liz bit her lip, then sat up so she was sitting on top of him and pulled her shirt up to revel her swelling baby, “Baby…” she whispered.
Max gasped and sprung up so quickly he nearly smacked right into her, “oh my god,” he exclaimed.
Liz breathed out but a smile couldn’t help but cascade over her face, “Isn’t it great?”
Max breathed out, his eyes darted from her belly to her face, “How long have you known and not told me?” his eye’s melted and he reached down to touch her pregnant belly.
Liz bit her lip; “You’re going to be mad…”
He raised his eye’s to look at her, “I am?”
“Just over four months…” she looked down at her hands, “I’m sorry I didn’t tell you, I was trying to find the perfect opportunity but I just… I couldn’t do it and them I decided I was going to tell you, sort of as a Christmas present… are you mad?”
Max ran his hand through his hair; “Right now I don’t know what I am…”
“Don’t be mad,” she put her hand on top of the one that was caressing her slightly fat stomach, “I wanted to tell you but I, I, I … I don’t have an excuse, just please don’t hate me.”
“I don’t hate you,” he said firmly, “Nothing you could do would make me hate you, I’m a little disappointed,” he leaned down and starting kissing her stomach, “Oh my god, last month when I was here, you were then?”
“Well yeah that was in amongst the last four months,” she chuckled.
“And you didn’t tell me then?” he couldn’t stop kissing and touching her belly, “How could I not have known? I should have noticed… Oh my god I did say something when you weren’t drinking wine and you said it was nothing!” he gaped at her, “Your merciless, why did you lie?”
Liz couldn’t look him in the eye, “I’m sorry! I just I didn’t think it was a good place, I wanted to be touching you and…” he put his finger to her lips, “Stop I can’t listen to this any more…” he breathed in.
“Your mad…” the car stopped outside her house and Liz went get off him.
“I’m not mad I’m just very very confused,” he grabbed her and stopped her from getting up, “How come you weren’t showing at all then? Shouldn’t you have been in some way…?”
“I have been developing all little slow but it’s fine, it’s different for every woman,” she blinked.
“The babies OK? Nothing’s wrong with it?” he swallowed.
“It?” Liz laughed, “Yes IT’s fine, it’s perfect,” she kissed him, “You will forgive me?”
“Soon I will I just need to…” he breathed in and ran his hand through his hair, “A baby…” he was in awe.
Liz laughed, “Our baby,” she took his hands in hers and placed feather kisses on them, “Number one.”
Max chuckled and tears filled his eyes.
Liz felt tears come to her eyes at the state of him. It was like he was crumbling into goo in front of her.
“How?” he rapped his arms around her tight, “I thought you were on the…?”
Liz bit his ear, “I kind of forgot to take it,” she closed her eyes briefly, “I didn’t even realize till like a week later, I was to busy fretting over you leaving.”
“You let me leave knowing you were pregnant?” he shook his head, “You should have told me.”
“No I didn’t know, I found out a few days later.”
Max rested his head on her chest; “This is too much…”
“I know,” she kissed his fingers, he had wonderful fingers. She could tell how much this meant to him, she had known a while ago how happy he would be about this, “Let’s go inside, Maria’s waiting, she’s packed everything already.”
He looked confused and then he realized, “Oh right your parent’s house, when are we leaving?”
“Straight away,” she opened the door and went to step out, “Now?” she whispered.
“A baby…” he breathed running his hand through his hair, “I can’t believe it.”
Liz smiled and helped him out of the car. She said to the driver that they would be back soon and after he had dropped them off out of town he could leave and have a great holiday.
They walked up to the house with Max shaking his head and looking at his feet in wonder. Maria flung the door open, “Jeez Max you took long enough getting here!” she hit his arm, “We’re ready to go, are you?”
He just breathed in.
“What’s wrong?” she asked glancing at Liz then back at him.
“I told him,” Liz said rubbing his arm, “He’s still in shock.”
“You told him?” Maria looked confused, realization hit her, “YOU TOLD HIM!!” she screeched happily.
Liz laughed and kissed Max’s cheek “Are you OK? You’re supposed to be happy!”
Max swallowed, “I’m ecstatic, just give me a minute to recuperate.”
“OK while you do that we’re going to move the things to the car,” Maria started picking up her bags and Liz bent down to pick up hers. Max grabbed her arms, “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” he pulled her hands away, “I don’t think so, go get in the car.”
Liz frowned at him, “Oh no your going to be even more protective now aren’t you?”
Max nodded as he picked up her bags and Liz closed the front door to the house. They walked down to the car and Liz hopped in as Maria and Max put the things in the boot. Max hopped in and closed the door, he turned and stared at Liz, “You were walking down the street’s of New York at night while you were pregnant, oh my god… I’m going to have a heart attack.”
He started to drift downwards and Liz placed his head on her lap, “I just went around the corner, our street isn’t that bad,” she sighed.
Maria hopped in the front, wanting to give them some privacy and started chatting away to the driver.
“Wait why do you have the limo again? I thought you didn’t have it anymore since you don’t live here right now…?” Liz asked.
“I got it back since I’ll be here a little while, I’m mad at you stop talking to me,” he closed his eyes and rubbed his forehead, “I can’t believe this, I am going to die of a heart attack before I’m thirty.”
“You better not,” Liz whispered nearly inaudibly.
“Tell me everything about when you found out,” Max said, “do you know when it was… conceived?”
“Hell no,” Liz chuckled, “that’s like impossible to find out.”
“I guess your right,” he said hoarsely.
Liz rubbed his arms, his chest, his neck as she told him about hen she found out she was pregnant.
Liz was lying in bed at home then suddenly sprung up, “What?” she said to herself. She jumped off the and walked up to her dresser and then picked up the little pills that she took regularly and sure enough the ones she was supposed to have taken were still there.
“Oh god!” she groaned, “Maria call a cab we have to go to the doctors!”
“What why?” Maria demanded.
“I forgot to take my contraceptive pills,” Liz spat out, “What if I’m pregnant?”
“Oh my god,” Maria breathed, “wait! No you probably aren’t I mean how do you know?”
“I don’t know but I have to check!” Liz yelled getting frustrated at herself, Maria, this room, everything, “I remembered when I was Max’s and I hurried home hopping I was just being silly and that I had taken them but I haven’t!”
“OK let’s go and get you checked out,” Maria breathed in, “Be calm.”
Liz sat with her hands in her lap as they waited in the waiting room. She was so nervous, was she a Max ready to have a child together? Would he be happy or would be worried?
Liz knew Max pretty well and it was obvious he would be very happy about it. The doctor called her and Maria in and instructed them to sit down, “Liz?” he looked at both of them.
“She’s Liz,” Maria pointed to her friend.
“Oh, OK,” he smiled, “So you think you might be pregnant?”
Liz bit her lip, “I don’t know, I forgot to take my birth control pills and I want to check,” she swallowed, “I didn’t want to use a pregnancy test because you never know how accurate they are and I want to be absolutely certain.”
He nodded, “Yes well that’s understandable. Now you do now that if it’s only a couple of days later you can use a different kind of pill that will stop it from proceeding…?”
“I just want to see if I’m pregnant, and if I am I am not getting rid of it, you don’t need to talk about anything like that with me,” Liz didn’t want to sound harsh she was just so nervous.
“OK then, I’ll just take a blood test and a few other things and that will determine your status,”
After the tests Liz sat back down on the same chair and rapped her arms around herself.
“Now you won’t know for a few days, but we’ll ring you straight away when we know,” he smiled.
“Thank you,” she said quietly.
The next few days were hell, when’s he got the phone call she was lying in bed wishing Max was there. It was six-thirty and Maria wasn’t home yet.
“Hello is this Liz Parker?”
“Yes, this is her,” her heart sped up.
“This is Dr. Sherman, we got your test result’s back,”
“And?” Liz held her back.
“You are indeed pregnant, congratulations. I assume this is good news?”
“Yes it is, thank you,” she hanged up and dropped the phone on the floor, “HOLY SHIT!” she screamed.
She sat down on her bed and rocked back and forth. What a great time to get pregnant she thought, Max had just left not long ago.
Max didn’t say anything; he just lay there with his head on her lap. Liz leaned down and kissed his lips, “What are you thinking?”
“I wish I was there,” he said quietly.
“Don’t hate me,” she said quietly.
“I don’t hate you,” he said, “Stop saying that.”
He turned his head and pulled up her shirt to kiss her belly, “Do you know if it’s a boy or girl?” he ran his fingers along her skin and rested his forehead on her.
“No, I wanted to find that out with you,” she closed her eyes, his hands were so soothing and it made her want to fall asleep.
“Thank you,” he breathed, “For that much.”
They didn’t talk again for the rest of the drive. Max continued to rub her stomach and Liz eventually did fall asleep with her head on the back of the seat.
When the car stopped Max sat up and pulled Liz’s baggy shirt back down to cover her belly. He smiled when he realized she was asleep, “Liz,” he said, “Liz honey wake up,” he kissed her gently, “We’re here.”
Liz breathed in and then slowly opened her eyes, ‘What time is it?” she asked with a yawn.
“Twenty-past-seven,” he kissed her again softly.
“Hmm,” she moaned rubbing her eyes, “Can you help me up?”
Max chuckled, “yes,” he opened the door and stepped out and then held his arms out for Liz. She climbed out and closed the door, “Mom!” she smiled. Max turned to face his soon to be mother in law- who was walking towards them.
Nancy hugged and greeted Liz and Max then Maria jumped out of the car and ran up, “Nancy!” she called.
The driver got out and started unloading their bags; Max went and helped him.
Jeff came outside and helped him carry the things inside.
“Have a good holiday,” Max smiled at his driver as he hopped back into his car.
“I will Max, thank you!” he drove off and Max walked up to the house following Liz, Maria and her mom.
Max carried the bag he was holding down to Liz’s old room and Maria and Liz sat down on the couch in front of the fire and pulled their shoes off.
“How are you feeling?” Nancy put her hand on Liz’s stomach, “You’ve told Max by now? It’s getting obvious.”
“Yes, I’ve told him,” Liz answered. Max and Jeff walked back in “Do you need any help in the kitchen?” Max asked Nancy.
“No I’ll do it Max,” Liz stood up and everyone said, “NO Liz!’
Liz huffed and sat back down.
Max went and helped in the kitchen and Liz turned to Maria, “Is Michael coming? You did invite him, no?”
“Yeah,” Maria sighed, “He said he’d be spending Christmas with his family but he might try and make it down on boxing day for a little while.”
“I’M HERE!” Amy Deluca flung open the front door with her big entrance.
|posted on 14-Feb-2002 12:29:47 AM by tyranese|
Oh I'm bad, I'm sorry. I will definitely have a new part up tonight, I swear, on my life
applebybehr lol, you crak me up, bump bump nidge nudge, you should have heard me crach up when I read that.
Any way everyone I promice a new part will be up sometimes tonight/ morning? what time is it in USA? anyway a new part will be up, sorry for the delay!!!
|posted on 14-Feb-2002 4:45:04 AM by tyranese|
|I'm not happy with this part, sorry- I hope at least you guys like it...|
The night was very long and tiring but was filled with laughter and everyone had fun. Liz and Max had her old room to sleep in and Maria and her mother had the sofa bed in the lounge.
Nancy and Jeff went to bed awhile ago and now it was getting late and Max and Liz finally decided to hit the hay. They walked down the hall after saying goodnight and walked into their room. Max turned on the light switch and light filled the room, “It’s lucky you have a double bed,” he said quietly rubbing his forehead.
“I got it during my last year of high school, my parent’s didn’t want to get it though, they seemed to think having a double bed meant I wanted to have sex, god for bit I wanted it for comfort.”
Max chuckled as he pulled his shirt off.
Liz pulled her clothes off and walked into her little on suit.
She stood in front of the mirror brushing her teeth in her black lace bra (which was too small for her right now) and panties. She wore this underwear because she knew Max would arrive today and she always wore nice underwear when Max was involved.
He kissed her shoulder, “Look at you,” he said, “Look at you belly… your breasts are so much bigger,” he chuckled.
She spat her toothpaste out, “You like that don’t you?” she rinsed her mouth out and ran her hands through her hair.
He picked up the toothbrush she just used, “Maybe…” he smiled seductively.
Liz kissed his shoulder then walked back into her room. She climbed into bed and hopped under the covers, “Are you still mad at me?” she asked quietly.
Max turned off the bathroom light and walked into the room, “I’m disappointed Liz, I mean why the hell didn’t you tell me earlier?”
Liz shuddered, “I don’t know!”
He turned on the lamp beside her bed then went and turned off the main light.
“I’m sorry, I can’t tell you how sorry I am, I keep screwing up. I’ve never been good at the whole relationship thing.”
Max hopped into bed next to her and lay down on his back.
Liz bit her lip then climbed on top of him, “Feel our baby,” she whispered taking his hands and placing them on her stomach, “Feel how much it’s grown because of you.”
He ran his fingers up and down and she closed her eyes and put her head down on his chest, “Can’t you feel how sorry I am?” she whimpered. “I was aching to tell you but I knew how hard it would have been to hard for you to leave. You needed to leave for a month, so I could get everything ready and finish my life here. I am ready to follow you anywhere now.”
Max didn’t say anything.
“I knew all you’d be doing is worrying about me and that isn’t safe, something might have happened to you. The important thing is you know now and we can get married and make a family,” she kissed him and rubbed her body up and down his. He let out a small moan.
“Please don’t be disappointed it’s so much worse than you being mad at me. God I love you so much I only didn’t tell you because I thought it would be better for you. I only think about you.”
“If you had thought properly for two seconds you would have realized it was best that I need to know” he said.
“I know,” Liz kissed him again and rubbed herself up and down, “I am sorry, I can’t think properly when I’m with you or not with you.”
They made love.
Afterwards Liz lay on top of him with her head in his neck.
“Liz, you should have told me…”
“I know,” Tears dripped onto his chest.
“But,” he kissed the top of her head, “I guess if I thought something I did might make you worry about me I would put off telling you. This is a little extreme to put off and I am still confused as to why you did it but there’s I can do but forgive you.”
Liz kissed his neck. “I make so many mistakes,” she whispered, “Aren’t you tired of me yet?”
“You don’t make mistakes you just need to learn to tell me everything Liz, how am I supposed to trust you if you won’t tell me everything.”
“I’m the worst fiancee ever.”
“No Liz, stop it,” he kissed the top of her head, “No your not.”
“Oh yeah? What’s one thing I’ve done right?”
“That’s easy,” Max smiled, “You’re completely faithful… or so I know of…?”
“Yes Max,” she kissed him, ‘I would never go near anyone else. I guess that is one thing but still.”
Liz woke up and hopped in the shower before waking Max. When she was in there Max hopped in and kissed her, “Good morning.”
He spoke into her ear so she could hear him over the water.
She nodded and kissed him back. He ran his hands over her stomach and then bent down to kiss it.
Max washed Liz’s hair body, legs, everywhere and then she returned the favor straight afterwards.
They ended up being in the shower for a very long time.
Liz put on a black dress that buttoned up at the back and then a red cardigan. A lot of her clothes were getting too small for her, she told Max that.
“I can’t wear any of my nice clothes!” Liz fell back onto her bed and huffed, “I’m so unattractive.”
“No you’re not,” Max walked up and stood between her legs, “Won’t your legs be cold in that? Maybe you should wear something else.”
“It’s snowing Liz! Snowing and you are wearing a dress!” he rubbed her thighs, “Let me get you something else.”
“OK! Just something nice,” she sat up and cupped his cheeks, “Thank you.” Max was wearing a gray sweater and black pant’s, “You look warm,” she whispered a smile creeping across her face.
“I am warm, you should be too,” he kissed her.
“Fine me some warm clothes, love,” they started to drift, back, back, back onto the bed but Max let go and Liz composed herself, “I know why don’t I wear one of your jersey’s? They’ll fit me,” She giggled.
Max shook his head and smirked. He went and got her a baggy red turtleneck jersey and some stretchy hipster jeans.
“I don’t know if those pant’s will fit,” she said teasingly as she shoved a leg through the leg hole.
“You aren’t even big Liz,” he smiled at her then walked into the bathroom, “Stop overreacting.”
“I’m not overreacting, are you still going to find me sexy when I’m as big as a house?” she stood up and heaved the pants up her thighs.
“Of course,” Max stood in the bathroom door way as he put toothpaste on his tooth brush, “You could be completely grotesque and I would still find you sexy,”
“Sure,” Liz pulled on the thin leather that crossed a few times on the hips of her pants, she tied the ends together and breathed out, and said “Hey look they fit!”
“Of course they fit,” Max disappeared into the bathroom again and Liz pulled off her dress and put on tank top and then a white three-quarter shirt over the top. Her stomach popped out a little bit. She put on the red jersey and looked down at herself, “There is that better?” She walked to the bathroom door as Max spat out the toothpaste out of his mouth.
He rinsed his mouth out then turned to look at her, “Socks?” he simply said.
“Right,” Liz walked back into the room and Max put shaving cream on his face.
She came back with black socks on her feet and her hair brushed. She had half of it tied up at the back of her head and the other half hanging down.
“Perfect,” Max finished shaving then washed the shaving cream off his face, “Come here,” he motioned with his hands.
Max put some after-shave on and Liz waddled up to him, “What?” she asked smiling.
He cupped her cheeks and kissed her, “You look beautiful Liz and you always will, stop worrying OK? Your pregnant, start thinking about how wonderful that is and how happy we are about it.”
Liz bit her lip; “You’ll still get turned on by me while I look like this right?”
Max laughed, “As much as ever,” they kissed, “Now let’s go eat, I’m starving.”
Liz rapped her arms around his neck, “I love you,” she kissed his nose and then his lips, “I love you so much.”
Max smiled, “I love you too,” he put his hands on her hips, “Guess how many days till we have to go back?”
“How many?” she kissed him, “Tell me…”
Max pulled her closer to him, “Fifteen.”
“Fifteen!” exclaimed, “Is that like the tenth of January?”
“Yes,” they kissed again, “That leaves eight days for a honeymoon.”
“Honeymoon? Really?” she rested her forehead on his, “Where?”
“It’s a surprise,” he simply said.
“Don’t you think the fact that I don’t even know where we’re getting married is enough of a surprise?”
“No,” he kissed her nose, “You’ll like it, trust me.”
“I do trust you,”
“Good,” Max let go of her and she pulled her arms away from around his neck, “Let’s go eat now.”
He took her hands and led her out of the bathroom and then out of the room and down the hallway. “Good morning,” Nancy whispered as she came out of the kitchen with a coffee in her hands. She was wearing a blue nightgown and her hair was down.
“Morning,” Max and Liz said at the same time.
Maria and Amy were still snoring away on the couch bed.
“The kettle’s just been boiled,” Nancy said, “I’m going to sit outside, are you two going anywhere?”
“Yes,” Max said before Liz could even open her mouth, “We’ll be back by eleven though.”
“OK see you then,” Nancy smiled then walked away.
“Where are we going?” Liz asked.
“Shh,” Max pointed to Maria and Amy’s sleeping forms.
Liz rolled her eyes and followed him into the kitchen.
After eating breakfast they put on their jackets and Max made Liz wear a hat and gloves, then they went and hopped into her parent’s car.
“Where are we going? It’s Christmas Eve everyone will be out…” Liz put on her seat belt.
Max was driving, “We are going ice skating.”
“We are?” Liz asked, “Do you even know where to go?”
“Yes,” Max pulled out of the driveway and they headed down the road.
Liz put on the radio, “Can I take this stupid hat off? I’m hot,” she fanned herself.
Max smirked, “No,”
Liz put the window down and stuck her head out, “Hmm…” she breathed.
“Liz, stop that.”
Liz put her head back in, “Why can’t I take my hat off? You’re acting like you’re my father.”
“I’m not acting like your father, I want you to keep the hat on because it makes you look cute,” he glanced at her with a grin on his face.
Liz rolled her eyes, “You funny man.”
No mountain’s too high for you to climb All you have to do is have some climbing faith, oh yeah No river’s too wide for you to make it across All you have to do is believe it when you pray
“Oh my god!” Liz turned the radio up, “This is my favorite song of all time, I love R. Kelly!”
“And then you will see the morning will come and every day will be bright as the sun all of your fears cast them on me I just want you to see,
Liz sung along with it quietly, “Isn’t it beautiful?”
“I’ll be your cloud up in the sky,
I’ll be your shoulder when you cry,
I hear your voices when you call me,
I am your angel.
And when all hope is gone, I’m here No matter how far you are,
I’m near It makes no difference who you are I am your angel I’m your angel”
Max was in awe with his fiancé, he watched her out of his periphery.
“What are you thinking?” Liz asked,
“Nothing,” he answered.
“Just how much I love you,” he pulled the car to a stop, “Come on let’s go…”
When they came home they walked inside hand in hand, smiles on their faces and glowing with happiness. Nancy held her hand over her heart, she was so happy for her daughter.
“Get some last minute Christmas present’s did we?” she was sitting on the couch knitting.
“No,” Liz looked at the fire, “boy it’s warm in here, where’s Maria, Amy and Dad?” she took off her hat, gloves and jacket.
“Maria’s using your shower and Amy’s using the main one, Jeff’s gone to the restaurant” she answered.
“Oh,” Liz answered, “What do you have planned for today?”
“I am going to go into the restaurant at one but me and Jeff will be back by four,”
Liz and Max walked over to the couch and sat down, “Looks like we’ve got the day to show around Amy.”
“I’m capable of doing that,” Maria walked into the lounge with a smile on her lips, “You guys can go off and do what ever you want.”
“No way, Amy never come to stay, we want to come,” Liz looked at her, “Maybe we should go shopping.”
“What about Max? He won’t want to come shopping!” Maria shook her head, “Liz, you’ll bore him to death.”
“I don’t mind,” Max said.
“Sure, sure,” Maria said,
“Don’t you want us to come?” Liz asked.
“No I do I just only if you really want to,” Maria came and stood by the fire, “Are your OK with it Max?”
“Yes,” he smiled rubbing Liz’s arm up and down.
“Wait!” Liz said, “What if it unmans you?” she turned to look at him, “I mean shopping?”
“I’m fine Liz,” he laughed.
“Oh god my feet,” Max said quietly, “I am never doing this again,”
“I warned you Max,” Maria laughed.
“Yeah should have listened!” Amy rapped her arm around him, Me and Maria are shopping monsters.”
“I believe you,” Max said.
“Oh look how cute that is!” Amy exclaimed, “Liz your pregnant buy it for the baby!”
“I thought we were leaving?” Liz asked, “And besides there’s still six months to go there’s plenty of time for baby shopping, let’s go home and eat.”
“No way!” Amy cried, “It’s only quarter to four! We still have another hour minimum.”
“An hour?” both Max and Liz asked.
“Yes!” Amy and Maria laughed, “Come on, let’s go buy more stuff.”
They got home at five thirty and dinner was ready by then, “Have fun?” Jeff asked from the dinning table where he was reading the paper.
“No!” Max and Liz both huffed.
“Yes!” Amy and Maria exclaimed.
Liz went down to the bedroom and collapsed onto the bed, “oh I’m so sorry,” she said.
“So am I,” Max collapsed next to her.
“Never ever again.”
|posted on 15-Feb-2002 7:26:53 PM by tyranese|
|kind of short today sorry, I have been real busy lately ( you can tell? )|
Liz woke up in the morning to see Max’s shinny eyes. She blinked, “What are you staring at?” her voice cracked.
“Merry Christmas,” he smiled.
“Oh,” Liz sat up, “Oh it’s Christmas!” she looked around for the time, it was eight-twenty.
“Yes, it is Christmas,” Max pulled her back onto down, “Nice isn’t it?”
Liz kissed him, “Yes, it’s our first Christmas,” she smiled, “And that means your birthday is closer!”
“O no not another year closer to thirty,” he rolled onto his back and hroaned.
“So?” Liz tugged on him to lie on top of her, “Who cares how old you are,”
“You obviously don’t,” he lay down on top of her but propped himself up with his arms.
“Why would I?” she rapped her arms around his neck and kissed him, “Make love to me,” she whispered.
After they had made love Max went over to his bag and pulled out a small box rapped in gift paper.
“You got me a present?” Liz’s eyes filled with tears, “Max I don’t need anything.”
“Shh just open it,” he folded his legs and watched her happily.
Liz pulled the rapping off and looked down at the small box in her hand, “Oh my god,” she whispered when she opened it and a diamond necklace graced her eyes.
“Oh wow,” she pulled it out and ran her fingers over it,
It was many little clear diamonds attached to each other with silver.
“Let me see it on you,” he reached for it then put it around her neck. He did it up then sat back and looked at her.
Liz’s chin was trembling and tears dripped down her cheeks, “Thank you,” she groaned.
Max chuckled, “What’s wrong beautiful?” he crawled up tot her and wiped her eyes, “Why are you crying?”
“It’s so beautiful,” she whimpered.
Max laughed, “It is, yes. But why are you crying?” he tucked her hair behind her ears and kissed her forehead, ‘It looks wonderful on you, I knew it would.”
“When did you buy it?” she sniffled.
Max picked her up and sat her down on top of him, “I brought it in Thailand.”
“You did?” she ran her fingers along the diamonds,
Max found such a turn on that she was wearing nothing but the necklace,
“I love it,” she said.
“I’m glad,” he smiled and lay down on his back. She sat on his stomach.
“I got you something too,” she said quietly, “It’s not expensive like yours.”
“What is it?” he touched her thighs with his hands.
“You want me to get it now?” she leaned down and kissed him.
“Well…” he kissed her back, “Not right this second,” he rapped his arms around her and nuzzled her neck.
“I didn’t think so,” she smiled and lifted herself up so he could push his arousal into her.
“Liz! Max! Get out here we want to open the presents!”
Max groaned, “What are we? Ten?”
Liz laughed, “We’ll be out in a minute or two mom!”
“OK be quick.”
They heard footsteps away and Liz continued, “be very quick,” she groaned as he entered her.
Max rolled them over, “I can be quick.”
Afterwards a panting Liz hopped off the bed and scrambled over to get some clothes.
Max slowly sat up and ran his hand through his hair, “Give me a minute,” he choked out.
Liz put on her bra, “You a minute? What about me?” she pulled on some panties then a jersey, ‘Come on get dressed Max.”
Max got up, “OK, OK,” he got dressed quickly and they headed out into the lounge.
Everyone was sitting on the couch drinking coffee and waiting,
“Finally!” Maria exclaimed.
“Sorry,” Liz mumbled taking a seat on the ground. Max sat down next to her.
“OH can I have a present now?” Maria was on the edge of the couch looking like she was about to jump out of her skin.
“Oh wow Liz,” Amy looked at her necklace, “That is so beautiful, when did you get that?”
Liz blushed, “I got it this morning, my Christmas present from Max,”
Almost on cue everyone let out an “Ohhhhhh!”
“You started opening gifts without us?!” Maria huffed.
Leaning forward and touching the diamonds she said, “Jeez that would have cost a lot, you are just spoiling her, no present is going to compare to that now.”
“Your right, nothing will compare to this,” Liz laughed.
“Thanks Max,” Everyone said at once.
He shrugged, “Sorry.”
Max had one more gift for Liz; he went and got it while everyone sat opening his or her gifts. “More?” Amy asked, “He really is spoiling you isn’t he?”
Max came back and sat down, he handed Liz a small bag and she looked down at it, “I’m afraid to open it!” she admitted, “What have you done?”
“Nothing much,” he smirked, “This is kind of a silly present, open it. You and Maria can share this one.”
“We can?!” Maria said giddily.
Liz laughed and reached in. She pulled out two neck tags and glanced at them, “What is this?” she asked with a big smile.
Maria got off the couch and knelt down next to Liz, “Oh my god,” she laughed.
“What is it?” Nancy asked.
“Two back stage passes to an episode screening of friends!” Maria doubled over, “I never knew about your whole friends thing!”
Liz gaped at him, “Oh my god, You remembered that?!” she exclaimed.
“Of course I remembered that,” he smiled, “Now you can give them their coffee.”
Liz kissed him, “I can’t believe you did this!” she jumped on him, “You wonderful man.”
Maria put the tags around her neck, “I can’t believe we’re going to meet them!”
“O h I remember now,” Jeff rubbed his forehead, “Liz always used to want to work back stage, that’s right.”
“You’re a bit slow today Jeff,” Amy hit his arm playfully, “Even I got it straight away.”
Liz rested her forehead on Max’s “Thank you,” she whispered.
“It was my pleasure,” he kissed her lips, “I’m glad you like them.”
Most of the present’s were opened and then Liz handed one to Max, “Here’s your one from me,” she smiled brightly, “It’s not as good as your gifts but , I hope you’ll like it.”
Max raised his eyebrows, “I know I’ll love it,” he kissed her then pulled the brown rapping paper off. Liz held her breath and glanced at Maria, Maria had helped her with this gift.
Maria did the thumbs up.
“Imagine buying for a billionaire, how could you do that? I mean they must have everything they want,” Amy cocked her head, “Poor you Liz.”
Liz laughed, “Very hard, you have no idea…”
Max looked down at the huge book in his hands. It was made from recycled cardboard that had been dyed blue and wound together with twisted wire and twine. On the front in the middle there was a painted picture of a lemon tree and it had M.E in Black Calligraphy written over it.
“Look inside,” Liz rested her chin on his shoulder.
“What is it?” Nancy asked.
On the front page was a kind of see through cream paper that had Max’s birth certificate printed on it. On the next page in black calligraphy it said, M.E age one- there were several photo’s of him as a baby underneath it. The next page was age two and the next page was three years old and the next was four and so on. Max looked through every single page, when it got to twenty-seven Liz had stuck a picture of him and her in the corner at the bottom, as well as all the other pictures of him of course. All the paper was recycled and was soft to touch and they were all slightly tanned or cream colored. On the next page there was age twenty eight and it was left blank with placed to put photo’s in, it went up to age thirty five.
“When I was at your parent’s place looking through the photo’s with Isabel I noticed there wasn’t a photo album for just you and I got Isabel to copy the photo’s for me and she sent them to me so I could make this. Do you like it?”
Max sucked in a deep breath and said, “You made this?” he asked socked, “Oh my god, it’s so beautiful.”
“So you like it?” she smiled.
“Like it? That is a huge under statement, God I love it, I can’t believe you did this for me. It would have taken you so long,” his face showed how much he felt towards what she had done.
Liz blushed at how he was looking at her; “It was nothing really.”
“Liar,” Maria smiled, “Do you know how long she sat making that thing? I thought she’d never finish it.”
“Maria, shh!” Liz hissed, “he doesn’t need to know that.”
Max breathed in; “I can’t believe this.”
Liz kissed his cheek, “Believe it honey. I am so glad you like it.”
They all cleaned up the rapping paper and went and got dressed properly.
Once they were back in privacy again, They rapped their arms around each other and rested their foreheads together.
Liz had her arms around his neck and she tiptoed up to kiss him passionately. “I love you so much,” she whispered before taking his mouth and tongue.
“I love you too my beautiful fiancée.”
“Liz, “ Maria opened the door and Liz pulled her lips away from Max’s with annoyance, “Yes Maria?” she tried to sound nice but it came out ruder.
“Sorry for interrupting you but can I use your shower by any chance?”
“Yeah sure,” Liz pulled her arms away from Max and stepped away, “Let me get you a towel.”
She left the room and Max sat down on the bed and ran his hand through his hair.
“What’s up lover boy?” Maria asked.
Max just smiled.
Liz came back and helped Maria get things ready in the bathroom then closed the door and walked over to Max. “I’m sorry we don’t have privacy here,” she said.
Max shook his head, “Don’t be silly Liz,” he rapped his arms around her waist, “I don’t care, I can control myself till we get home.”
“Of….” Maria’s singing in the shower cut him off.
“I’m singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling! I’m happy again!”
They both laughed.
“Come on let’s go help with lunch,” Max stood up and kissed her forehead.
The next day Michael did come, around eleven. It was a big surprise because no one expected him to come.
“Don’t looked so shocked Maxwell,” Michael took off his coat, “I can be civilized.”
“Let’s hope so,” Max said quietly.
Liz smiled at him, “We’re glad you could come,” she would never be good friends with him, but she could try. She would never get completely there though.
They had a big lunch and during it, Nancy turned to him and said, “So Michael, what are your intentions for our Maria?”
Max and Liz’s moths opened in shock.
Michael raised his eyebrows.
Max and Liz glanced at each other and then doubled over with laughter along with Amy and Jeff.
Maria went bright red, “Oh my god Nancy shut up!”
“Are you planning on marrying her? her boons are going to…”
“STOP!” Maria cried.
Liz and Maria looked at each other and Liz said, “Not so calm about it when it happens to you are you?”
|posted on 16-Feb-2002 2:16:41 AM by tyranese|
I wasn't going to write a sequal but it looks like you won't be forgiving me anytime soon if I don't write one.
I'll take a vote, if you really think I should continue with this story (or write a sequal) then say so and I will. If you think it's getting drawn out and boring tell me and I won't write any more. So it's up to you guys! if you really think I should continue and I have an inkling you will... tell me and I will do it, anything for my wonderful fans thankyou so much for the feedback, I love it!
Also on a JB matter, GO AND SEE THE SHIPPING NEWS IF YOU HAVEN'T!!! OMG IT IS SOOOOOOO GOOD! HE IS SOOOO SEXY IN IT!!!! lol GO SEE IT!!!
|posted on 16-Feb-2002 10:38:40 PM by tyranese|
|Ok so there is obviously a big demand for a sequal, lol. I'm so flattered. Since it's what you want I will write one, it won't be out tomorrow but it will be out in a few days or so okay? I will try and get the first part written when I can, inbetween school and cleaning and stuff I'll do my best.|
I tried hard to make this part fit and make sense and be a good ending but I don't know if it's good, only you can decide that much. Tell me what you think, you know I take everything you guys say very seriously. The sequal will probably be called, After the rain had fallen OR Beautiful child.
Just so you can look out for it
“Oh Max…” Liz cried as she came, “Oh!”
When Liz felt the wave it wasn’t only good for her, it was good for Max too because he loved bringing such a great feeling to her. Liz’s body shuddered and she closed her eyes in delight, what was the time? What was the date? Who cared, everything cleared her head when she was with Max like this, nothing mattered but the feelings that enveloped her and made her feel whole.
The mattress moved as he lay down next to her on his back, she breathed in deeply and a satisfied smile touched her mouth, here they were a year after they met each other and they were still doing this continually whenever they had the chance. Max never ceased to be aroused by her and she never ceased to be aroused by him. It was just the way it was.
It’s not like they were going to complain about it any time soon.
As her body began to cool down and the breeze in the room started to take effect, everything important was starting to come back to her. Tonight was New Years and they had been out with friends till late.
They had counted down with everyone else and they had shared a kiss when New Years hit, now they were back at her place and they had just finished making love.
That was not a bad way to start the New Year. This year was the start of a new life that they planned to have together. Tomorrow they would be married and around the end of June and the beginning of July they would have their first child.
Max nuzzled her hair, and ran his hands down to rub her stomach; he did that a lot now.
He liked to be touching the home that held his baby, his baby girl. They had found out what gender it was yesterday and they were having a baby girl! Max was so happy, Liz loved seeing him so happy.
And on top of the happiness, he was so, so protective of her, as much as it annoyed her it also made her feel warm and fuzzy inside. Wait a minute, everything to do with Max made her feel warm and fuzzy inside.
His protective behavior made her feel even more loved inside.
Liz realized that there was absolutely no stage in her life when she was this happy. Sure she had been happy before but never this happy. These were the best days.
They left Liz’s parent’s house on the twenty-seventh of December and went to stay with Isabel and Alex. Isabel announced that she was pregnant and everyone stared at her in shock. No one expected her to have children, they figured she would want to continue to work and be beautiful for the rest of her life. Turns out they were wrong.
Max had turned twenty-eight on the twenty-ninth of December and he spent the day with Liz and his family with lots of laughter and wine. Orange juices, for Liz.
On his birthday Max walked around the garden with her hand in his and he said that he wished they weren’t engaged just so he could ask again. He said there were so many moment’s he would have asked if he hadn’t already. He bent down and did it again anyway and Liz couldn’t fight the laughter. He pulled her down on the snow and she lay on her back staring up at the stars while he whispered in her ear, “It’s not very nice to laugh when a person is asking you to marry them. Some people would find that very offensive, it’s lucky I don’t.”
“Isn’t it just?” she had whispered back. There with her back on the snow and her hair spread out everywhere she had felt the baby kick. Max put his head on her belly and said that it must be a boy because no girl could pack a kick or a punch like that. Liz told him off and said that girls were just as strong as guys were. She proved her theory to be right when they had been told it was a baby girl.
Maria met Michael’s parents and she bragged to Liz about how that must mean that he is serious about her. But only quietly of course, she didn’t want to jinx it. Liz was very happy for her friend, she hopped Michael was the one for her.
Liz wanted to know where they were going to have the wedding and Max had said no, she said at least give me a hint and he said that they weren’t getting married in the United States.
“What about inviting everyone? I haven’t done anything, how will people know about our wedding and everything?”
“It’s all taken care of.”
Liz decided she didn’t like this surprise, she didn’t like not knowing what was going to happen.
They came home from California on the thirtieth of December and Maria was very happy to see them. Michael and Maria came with Max and Liz for new years and they all had a great time at the party on the wharf. They went their separate ways at two-thirty in the morning and Liz and Max ended up back in her room.
Liz lifted her eye’s to look into Max’s eyes, “When you said that everything for the wedding was taken care of, you meant…?”
“I meant,” he kissed her, “That you should stop worrying about it and enjoy the surprise.”
“I don’t like surprises any more.”
“Too bad,” he smiled.
Liz climbed under the blankets and lay down on her side; “Will you miss our child’s first soccer game?”
“What makes you think she’ll play soccer?” he stroked her hair.
“What with a kick like that? You’re joking right?”
He laughed, “I am not going to miss her first soccer game, no.”
“Will you miss anything else?” She asked placing her hands under her face to keep them warm, “Will you ever use the excuse, ‘I’m sorry I had to work.’”
Max breathed in, “Not if I can help it. Maybe after we get back from Thailand I can stop working and have an early-early retirement.”
“Is that even possible?” Liz blinked, “No you can’t do that.”
Max kissed her, “Don’t worry I won’t disappoint you.”
“Let’s hope so,” she whacked his arm playfully, “I won’t disappoint you either.”
“Where is Max?” Liz asked.
“He’s gone.” Maria was curling her hair with the curling iron.
“Gone as in gone to where we’re getting married?” Liz put some flowers in her hair.
“Yip,” Maria smiled at her friend, “You’re finally going to get married!”
“I know!” Liz squeaked in happiness.
“Your going to love where he has chosen,” Maria put flowers in her hair, “We have to leave soon.”
“Why do I have to go on the plane in my dress and everything? Are we going straight to the wedding ‘place’ as soon as we get to the ‘country’?”
Maria laughed at her, “Yes we are going straight there.”
“Will Max be on the plane with us?”
“Will he be at the wedding ‘place’ when we get there?”
“Well yes. He is one of the main guests,” Maria rolled her eyes, “Silly question.”
“Well how am I supposed to know? This whole thing is one big surprise after the other.”
“I guess it has hasn’t it? Lucky you, ” Maria looked over Liz’s hair. She had it parted to one side and then curled, at the front where the hair hung across her eye brow they jelled it so that part was straight and the rest of it was curly. She took the flowers out and left her hair how it was.
She wasn’t going to wear a traditional wedding dress; she just had a knee-length Roman style cream dress that suited her hair perfectly. The dress showed how slim she was, even with the belly sticking out, by the tight stomach on it and the loose chest area. She looked stunning; she wore matching white sandals and her make up was done so you couldn’t tell she was wearing some but you kind of could if you looked really closely.
“God you look good,” Maria smiled, “Jealous, I am so jealous.”
Liz blushed, “Do I look good enough to be getting married?”
“So do,” they spun around together, “OK let’s get going, we don’t want to keep lover boy waiting! We have a flight to catch!”
Maria had packed a bag for Liz and it was in the already in the boot of the limousine. They drove straight to the airport and hopped into Max’s private plane. “Is Michael going to be there?” Liz asked as she took a seat and buckled herself up.
“He is indeedy.”
Liz chuckled, “I’m nervous, oh god Maria I’m so nervous.”
“That’s expected Liz, it’s your wedding,” Maria rubbed her arms, “It’s OK.”
“It’s OK, it is so,” Liz breathed in, “this would all be better if I knew where we were going.”
“You will know in a few hours.”
The flight was long and too drawn out. Far to drawn out.
“I know it’s normal to be nervous but I have no reason to be nervous and I feel silly,” Liz ate an airplane nut, “Max is wonderful and I bet he isn’t nervous, why should I be? I have no reason to be. None at all, I am just being silly.”
Maria chuckled at her friend, “Stop stressing OK? Everything will be fine.”
“Everything will be fine,” Liz repeated, “Everything will be OK.”
“Yes it will.”
When the plane reached its destination they got of it and were greeted by another limousine.
“I can’t believe I’m in a different country and I don’t even know what it is,” Liz intertwined her fingers on her lap, “At least I’ll be seeing Max soon.”
“Yes,” Maria touched her arm, “And your going to love what he’s done for you.”
“Hmm,” Liz bit her lip and looked down at herself. She wasn’t allowed to look out the windows because Maria had said it would give the place away. At the airport they had been picked up practically off the runway so Liz had no idea where they were or where they were going.
The car stopped and so did Liz’s heart, “Oh my god,” she muttered.
“You ready?” Maria smiled.
“No,” Liz swallowed, “Yes.”
The door opened and Jeff Parker stood there with the biggest and proudest smile on his face, “Hey Liz, Max is waiting for you, ready?”
Liz turned to look at Maria but all she saw was her departing figure out of the other door. Sighing she turned back to look at her father, “Where are we?” she asked quietly.
“Come out here and see, it’s all done up for you,” Jeff couldn’t have looked prouder of his daughter, “Don’t be frightened.”
“I can’t help it,” she whispered.
Jeff swallowed then sat down next to her, “You look beautiful,” he touched her cheek.
“Thank you,” Liz felt sick, was it because of the baby or was it because she was nervous?
“Do you remember when you were six and you and Maria came barging into the restaurant at closing time on a Saturday night?” Jeff laughed, “You were dressed in your mothers wedding dress and Maria was in a big pink dress! She held the back of your dress and you both pranced up to me and you said, “Daddy come and give me away to my soul mate.”
Liz’s eye’s filled with tears; “I don’t remember that.”
“I was trying to hold in laughter when I said, ‘Oh and who is that?’ you said that you hadn’t found the real one yet but Elmo would be his replacement for the time being.”
Jeff wiped the single tear from her eye, “Ready to go marry your new Elmo?”
“My much better Elmo,” Liz said quietly.
“Yeah,” he kissed her cheek, “And he’s waiting for you out there, he loves you so much. He said he was a little nervous too you know?”
“He did?” Liz smiled, that made her feel a little better.
“Yeah! He was nervous that you wouldn’t come and he would be stuck in this foreign country to far to comfort you.”
Liz sniffled, “I would never not come,” she said, “He knows that.”
“And you know that you have nothing to be worried about when you get out of this car,” Jeff smiled at his baby girl, “I have been waiting for this day for so long.”
“Come on you! Max is probably being held in place by Michael, he probably want’s to run down here and check that everything is OK!”
“Probably,” Liz laughed.
“Come on we don’t know how long they’ll be able to hold him back.”
Liz nodded and took her fathers hand. He stepped out first and she quickly followed.
Her breath caught in her throat and she emitted a small moan, “oh!” she cried. Jeff closed the limousine door and looped his arm through hers, “Max said you both love this place,” he smiled.
“Ah yeah, you could say that,” speaking of Max, she could see him standing at the end of the long isle in front of her.
It was obvious where they were, Parc Monceau in Paris. Max’s favorite place! Tears stung her eyes.
It was set up so beautifully. There was a white isle leading across the grass and at the end of it the place where she had stood with Max when she had come here for the first time was set up as the alter. It was under a ruined Greek arch just in front of the lake.
“I don’t know how I can make this trip be bad since it’s my two favourite things together, You and Paris”
She smiled at the memory of him saying that. As she walked down the isle she took in everything around her. Erica and Sam were standing in front of their chairs with their daughter in their arms. Her mom was next to them and then Max’s parents. Behind them stood Isabel with her head resting on her husbands’ shoulder; they both had big smiles on their faces. She couldn’t see Maria so she turned her head towards the lake and saw her standing on a small stage with a microphone in her hand, she was singing quietly, so THAT’S where the music was coming from, Liz chuckled at herself for not noticing.
Michael stood next to Max and the priest.
It was sunset where they were and little lights had been put in the trees around the area, they glowed beautifully.
Jeff let go of her side and kissed her cheek, “love you,” he whispered before stepping to the side and taking a seat.
Liz looked up and Max and smiled at him with tears in her eyes, “I can’t believe you…” he put his finger to her lips.
“Shh,” he took his finger away and intertwined his hands through hers, “God you look stunning,” he swallowed the lump in his throat.
“You look… too,” she blushed.
“Are you ready?” the priest interrupted their moment.
Liz chuckled and fought the urge to jump up and kiss Max’s sexy lips.
“Yeah,” Max didn’t take his eyes off her, “ready?”
Liz nodded with a big smile on her face, “I so am.” He chuckled.
They turned so they were facing the priest and he smiled, “How charming you both look,” he said quietly.
Glancing at Max, she saw that he was waiting patiently, confident and whole and perfect.
“Are you ready to commit yourselves to each other? Do you understand that those whom God had joined together, no man can out asunder?”
“We do,” they said together.
“Well OK then,” The priest was a jolly little old man, he showed pride in every way he moved and spoke, “Do you Maxwell James Evan’s take Elizabeth Anne Parker to be your lawfully wedded wife?”
“I do,” he smiled down at Liz.
The priest repeated the same thing to Liz.
“I do,” she returned Max’s smile.
“Liz, repeat after me.”
“I, Elizabeth Parker, take this man to be my husband—”
“I, Elizabeth Parker, take this wonderful man to be my husband.”
“To live together in the covenant of marriage— ”
“To live together in the covenant of marriage.”
“I will love him, comfort him, honour him and keep him—”
“I will love him, comfort him, honour him and keep him.”
“And obey him.”
Liz smiled, rolling her eyes. “And obey him.”
“And, forsaking all others, be faithful to him until death does us part—”
“I, Maxwell Evan’s, take this woman to be my wife, to live together in the covenant of marriage, I will love-” his voice cracked, “-love her, comfort her, honour and keep her, And, forsaking all others, be faithful to her until death does us part.”
After they had put the rings on and asked if anyone objected to their marriage (which no one did, of course) the priest said,
“I know pronounce you husband and wife, you can now kiss the bride.”
Max didn’t waste one second he leaned down and pressed his lips to Liz’s.
She had tears trailing down her cheeks.
Max felt like he was kissing her for the first time! He didn’t know what to do with his hands. They broke their kiss and looked at each other, “I love you,” Liz whispered.
“Hmm,” Max smiled, “I love you too.”
They linked hands and kissed again, not caring that they had family members that wanted to hug and congratulate them.
Isabel tugged Liz away from Max and rapped her arms around her, “Oh that was so beautiful!” she cried, “Congratulations!”
Liz smiled, “Thank you.”
Everyone was hugging them and all they both wanted to do was be in each other’s arms again.
Finally, everyone had stopped touching them and they flung back to each other, like magnet’s.
Liz looked up into Max’s eyes and rapped her arms around his neck, “I can’t believe you did all this.”
“It’s nothing,” he smiled, “Isabel did most of it.”
Here they were after just making a big proclamation to the world that she was his and he was hers and it felt as if everything horrible or frustrating that had ever happened to them had never happened.
They were saying that they had met, fell in love and now they had gotten married. As if it were that simple, like nothing else had happened in-between.
Liz knew that she had grown so much this last year, she had not only met, fallen in love and flushed herself into Max’s expensive life but she had gotten pregnant, engaged and now married. All in one short year!
This last year had definitely been the best year in her life.
She leaned up and kissed Max.
When she had been a child, her beloved grandma Claudia, seeing her depressed and unable to find her way, said to her, “ask yourself three questions, Liz Parker, and you will know who you are.
Ask: What you want most, what you love and what you will die for.
Taking a breath and pressing her body against Max’s Liz said to herself.
I Liz Parker, want, love and will die for Max Evan’s.
“What does it feel like to be inside of me?” Liz whispered as Max pushed himself into her.
Max smiled, “What does it feel like to have me inside of you?”
“I asked you first.”
“It feels,” he pulled himself out of her, “…Are you listening?”
“Hmm,” she moaned.
“If feels,” he whispered hoarsely, “Like nothing else in this world.”
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