posted on 7-Mar-2002 9:26:25 PM by Snow White
Summary: This set after Baby it's You. Liz is destroyed. Isabel is having trouble dealing with Alex's death and so Maria comes up with plan - to try and help sort the group out before they all fall apart.
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Liz couldn’t stop shaking. She was cold and hot. She felt like she was about to vomit. Three hours ago she had walked in to her room on shaky legs and collapsed in the corner of the room, since then she hadn’t gotten up. She didn’t think she could physically get up.
Her eyes were puffy from crying for an hour. Her top was damp from wiping her tear-stained face. She had calmed down a little, but still felt like she could explode at any minute.
Dropping her arms from her knees to the floor, she took a deep breath.
When she saw it, she had had trouble breathing. That was probably because for a few second she had been dying.
She couldn’t understand it. She had seen it, but she still couldn’t quite understand what she had seen.
Maybe she had imagined it.
No, because if she had imagined it she wouldn’t be in this much pain.
It was true, what she saw. It was true.
And now she couldn’t get the image out of her head. It was everywhere, when she closed her eyes and when they were open.
It was driving her mad, but there was nothing she could do.
Nothing.

Earlier that night.
Liz had been told by Kyle that Tess had gone to the observatory, she hoped Max was there as well. She didn’t care why they were together, all she wanted to do was tell Max about the news concerning the building in Alex’s photo.
Liz walked in the entrance of the observatory. The building was so beautiful, she had been many times to look at the stars. Sometimes she tried to figure out which one Max’s planet might be. She would stare at the stars and imagine what his planet would be like, the colours, the people and she would try to imagine Max leading it. Walking inside it was cool and quiet. She could hear a quiet noise. Slowly she walked into the main area which contained the huge telescope.
Turning a corner she froze.
Looking at the ground she saw two people lying under a blanket. Liz crept silently forward, and when she saw who it was she realised she couldn’t breathe.
Liz saw Max and Tess under the blanket.
Max had his arm around Tess and they were both asleep.
She knew they were naked and she knew what had happened.
Backing away she ran from the room.
Once she got outside she fell on the ground and started dry reaching violently.

He had made love to her.
Max had made love to Tess.
And Liz saw and she knew.
The images of them were burned in her mind.
Only when Liz saw them she saw Max touching Tess, and she saw Tess touching Max.
In her mind they weren’t silent and asleep.
In Liz’s mind they were making love and she couldn’t stop the images.
She felt her eyes start to blur and she couldn’t see through the tears that had risen up from inside.
Her hands started to shake again.
Burying her head in her knees she cried, knowing what she had lost.

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posted on 8-Mar-2002 3:44:24 AM by Snow White
Part Two

Isabel lay awake.
Sleep seemed to elude her.
Every night was the same.
She would lie awake for hours.
He would be there in her head.
Then to get to sleep she would pretend that it was all Ok.
She would pretend he was still alive.
Because he was to her.
She still talked to him, and he talked to her.
But she knew it was false, an illusion she had created to hide the pain.
But if he wasn’t there, then what was the point?
What was the point if her was gone?
Isabel had nothing if he was gone.
Sometimes when she was feeling extra strong and she knew he was dead, she thought about what could have happened.
Isabel knew Liz was right.
Isabel knew that they had caused his death.
But she didn’t know how or why.
But Liz would find out and then Isabel would feel the pain.
The pain of knowing that Alex had died because of her, because he knew their secret.
She didn’t know if she could live through that.


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posted on 8-Mar-2002 3:44:41 AM by Snow White
Part Two

Isabel lay awake.
Sleep seemed to elude her.
Every night was the same.
She would lie awake for hours.
He would be there in her head.
Then to get to sleep she would pretend that it was all Ok.
She would pretend he was still alive.
Because he was to her.
She still talked to him, and he talked to her.
But she knew it was false, an illusion she had created to hide the pain.
But if he wasn’t there, then what was the point?
What was the point if her was gone?
Isabel had nothing if he was gone.
Sometimes when she was feeling extra strong and she knew he was dead, she thought about what could have happened.
Isabel knew Liz was right.
Isabel knew that they had caused his death.
But she didn’t know how or why.
But Liz would find out and then Isabel would feel the pain.
The pain of knowing that Alex had died because of her, because he knew their secret.
She didn’t know if she could live through that.


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posted on 8-Mar-2002 3:46:33 AM by Snow White
I'm sorry I didn't mean to post that twice.
posted on 8-Mar-2002 3:23:20 PM by Snow White
Part Three

“Liz?” Maria yelled from outside her room.
Silence answered her.
“LIZ?” Maria yelled louder.
‘Ok think Maria, you haven’t done anything to piss Liz off lately have you? No. Ok you’ve been a fantastic friend to the one that is having world war three with her alien lover (although not in the full sense of the word). Ok Maria I think it’s safe for you to go in.’
Slowly Maria opened the door.
She quietly walked in to stand next to Liz’s bed.
It was empty.
Turning around she looked around the room for a sign of Liz.
Then she saw her, huddled in a corner.
“Oh Liz,” Maria said softly and walked over to her.
Kneeling down she shook her slightly and Liz’s eyes fluttered open.
“Maria,” Liz murmured.
“Yeah Lizzie I’m here,” Maria said, she knew Liz had had an awful night.
“Maria,” Liz whimpered and shifting herself she brought her arms up and hugged Maria.
Maria hugged her back, scared. She had never seen Liz like this.
“Lizzie, what’s wrong?” Maria asked softly.
Liz burst into tears.
“Liz?” Maria pressed.
“Everything’s gone,” Liz cried still hugging Maria.
“What do you mean?” Maria asked gently pulling away so she could look at Liz.
“It’s over, really over,” Liz said, her face crumpling.
“What’s over Liz?” Maria was confused.
“Me….me and Max,” Liz managed.
“Oh what happened,” Maria asked quickly.
Liz face grew stony in a second.
“I can’t talk about it right now,” Liz stated quickly.
“Liz it might be better if you…” Maria was interrupted.
“No, I just can’t…I’m sorry Maria I just can’t,” Liz said slowly and tears welled up in her eyes again.
“Oh Liz,” Maria calmed her, knowing it must have been something bad.
“You can tell me when you’re ready Ok?” Maria said.
Liz nodded, tears spilling down her cheeks.
Maria sat next to Liz and put an arm around her.
Liz dropped her head onto Maria’s shoulder and cried silently.
Maria couldn’t understand what was happening, but she knew it was bad and that things would never be the same.

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posted on 8-Mar-2002 8:01:12 PM by Snow White
Part Four

Michael was asleep.
That is until Max banged his door down, until he remembered he had alien powers and could unlock the door with a wave of his hand.
Of course by this time Michael was awake.
“Hell Max,” Michael yelled “it’s 7.30 in the morning.”
“And?” Max asked staring at Michael.
“I don’t get up until 8.15,” Michael said rubbing his hands through his extremely messy hair.
“How do you get to school?” Max asked.
“I get up, I get in the shower, I get dressed and I leave,” Michael grumbled.
“What about food?” Max asked.
“Maria,” Michael stated sitting at his table.
“Oh right,” Max said looking around the room.
Michael sat and stared at Max.
“So what do you want?” Michael asked flat out.
Max turned to look at him.
“You didn’t wake me up for no reason?” Michael grumbled.
“No, I uh…” Max trailed off.
“You what?” Michael asked.
“I…I’ve done something really bad,” Max stammered looking away from Michael.
“What?” Michael stood up.
Max turned away from Michael.
“I’ve done something so stupid…I’ve ruined everything,” Max said quietly.
“Do the FBI know about us?” Michael demanded.
Max spun round.
“No…nothing like that,” Max said.
“Well then what is it? It can’t be that bad,” Michael muttered sitting back down.
“It’s personal,” Max said faintly.
Michael sat silent watching him.
“I…I…had sex with Tess,” Max said quietly.
“WHAT?” Michael yelled standing up.
Max lowered his eyes.
“YOU DID WHAT?” Michael repeated.
“I slept with her,” Max said in disbelief.
“Why?” Michael demanded.
Max turned away.
“I don’t know,” He choked.
“What about Liz?” Michel asked.
Max nearly fell over.
He had been blocking Liz out of his mind.
“Max what about Liz?” Michael repeated.
“You are going to tell her.”
Max looked at him.
“I don’t know,” He said slowly.
“It’ll kill her.”
Max was silent for a few minutes.
“I’ve ruined it,” Max said finally.
Michael looked at him.
“I think it was already ruined,” Michael said slowly.
Max looked at the ground.
“Alex is dead,” Michael stated.
“And Liz needs a reason for that,” Michael continued.
“And the more I think about it,” He paused “I think we’re the reason.”
Max jerked his head up.
“What?” Max yelled.
“I think we are the reason Alex is dead,” Michael said simply.
“NO!” Max yelled at him “We are not responsible.”
Michael looked away.
“We are not responsible,” Max repeated.
“Max, you don’t want it to be true,” Michael said looking at him “I don’t want it to be true. But if you look at what happened without worrying about yourself, you’ll see it.”
“No,” Max mumbled.
“Max you’ll never see it then, because you just don’t want to be guilty of what Liz said,” Michael sighed.
Max walked towards the door.
“Tell Liz, you owe her the truth,” Michael yelled after him.
Max paused and looked at Michael.
“I don’t owe her anything,” Max said sharply and walked out.
Michael was left standing there stunned.

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posted on 10-Mar-2002 5:31:33 PM by Snow White
Part Five

Maria waited at Michael’s locker.
She was worried about Liz.
She had no idea what had happened, except that it had something to do with Max.
‘Those damn Czechoslovakians!’ Maria fumed.
All of their problems always revolved around them.
She sometimes wondered what life would have been like if they had never known the aliens.
Alex would probably be alive.
But Liz would be dead.
One for the other.
And Maria would never have known Michael.
“Maria?” Michael said, entering Maria’s thoughts.
“Huh?” Maria said then saw Michael.
“Hey,” Michael said quietly.
“Hi,” Maria smiled slightly.
Michael hadn’t seen her smile properly since the prom.
“Are you Ok?” Michael asked knowing something was up.
“No, I’m worried about Liz,” Maria said.
“Oh right,” Michael looked away.
Maria knew he was hiding something.
“What is it?” Maria stated.
“What?” Michael said looking guilty.
“You know something, you have that guilty look,” Maria demanded.
“You know you’re a bad liar,” Maria said.
Michael was about to say something when he saw Max at the end of the hall, with Tess.
Max was holding Tess’s hand and they were walking towards them.
Maria followed Michael’s gaze and she saw Max and Tess.
“Oh,” Maria said.
“They’re together now,” Maria said quietly.
“Yeah I’d say,” Michael said sarcastically.
“What do you mean?” Maria was confused with his tone.
“Nothing,” Michael said quickly grabbing his books from his locker.
“Michael please Liz is a mess, I need to know,” Maria asked pleading with her eyes.
“Yeah well I’d say Liz is a lot more than a mess,” Michael said bitterly.
Maria was lost.
“Max had sex with her,” Michael said shortly.
Maria opened her eyes wide and stared at Max who was approaching.
“How did you find that out?” Maria turned her eyes back to Michael.
“Max told me,” Michael replied.
“Did he tell Liz?” Maria asked.
“No,” Michael answered confused.
“Then how did she….Oh my God!” Maria gasped.
Michael’s face showed that he had figured it out.
“Oh hell she saw them,” Michael hissed.
Maria paled, she felt sick for Liz.
“At the observatory,” Maria said “Kyle told her Tess was there and so she hoped Max was there to tell him about Alex’s photo.”
“Oh shit and she must have walked in on them,” Michael felt terrible.
“But Max doesn’t know that?” Maria said.
“No, oh hell he’s gonna get a shock when he sees Liz,” Michael said looking down at Maria.
“He’s not going anywhere near her,” Maria stated bluntly.
Just then Max and Tess approached.
“Hey,” Max said slowly.
“Hey Max,” Michael said.
Maria turned her eyes to Max and said nothing.
Max looked at her and knew.
“You told her?” Max hissed at Michael.
“Yeah I did,” Michael said defiantly looking at Max.
“How could you do that?” Max demanded.
“HOW COULD HE DO THAT?” Maria yelled.
Max turned to Maria.
“You bastard,” Maria said lowering her voice.
“You don’t understand…” Max started.
“Shut up. Just shut up,” Maria said calmly.
“You stay away from her,” Maria said quietly staring at Max.
“Why would he want to go near her?” Tess said smugly.
“Don’t you start you slut,” Maria yelled.
“Maria,” Michael warned.
Maria turned her eyes back to Max.
“Max if you go anywhere near her….I’ll…I’ll…” Maria trailed off.
“You’ll what?” Max sneered.
Maria stared at him with calm eyes.
“I’ll hand you into the FBI myself,” Maria said calmly.
“You and your whore.”
Max stared at her, and he saw she was serious.
“You wouldn’t,” Max said quickly.
“You know I think they’d find it interesting, a supposed friend of yours turning up mysteriously dead,” Maria choked on the last words.
“You wouldn’t?” Max repeated, shocked.
“I would. I will not lose another of my friends because of you Max,” Maria was calm and cold.
“Fine I’ll stay away from Liz, just don’t tell her,” Max said quickly.
“Oh you don’t need to worry about that,” Maria said sadly.
“Huh?” Max looked from Maria to Michael, who wouldn’t meet his eyes.
“She already knows,” Maria said feeling like crying.
“What?” Max felt his insides explode.
He couldn’t seem to breathe.
“You told her?” Max choked out, looking at Michael.
Michael shook his head sadly.
“She saw you,” Maria stated, and Max didn’t miss the pain in her eyes.
Max felt like he had been punched.
He felt the tears coming.
“Wh…what…what?” Max managed.
“She saw you at the observatory,” Maria said her voice breaking.
“No. No she didn’t,” Max struggled.
Maria stood silent. She hadn’t expected to see the pain she saw in Max’s eyes.
Max looked at Maria again.
“Oh God,” Max moaned quietly.
“God I can’t look at you anymore,” Maria said softly and walked away.
Michael stood watching Max.
Michael saw the pain.
“Still feel like you don’t owe her anything?” Michael asked him calmly.
Max stared at him, in agony at what he had done.
Michael walked away.
Max stared after him.
‘Oh God, what have I done?’ Max moaned to himself.
His head was resounding with Liz’s voice.
Stumbling down the hall away from Tess he entered the nearest toilet block.
Finding an empty stall he walked in closed the door and sat on the floor, hugging his knees.
Finally he let the tears spill over and blur his view.

Part Six

Liz wandered silently down the hall.
She felt so strange, so unreal.
Everything around her was fake.
The world was fake.
This morning she had finally got up after Maria left her house.
She dressed and went to school.
She reached the door to her class.
Bio-lab.
She knew she couldn’t go in.
Max would be there.
Turning she walked quickly to the nearest door that led to the courtyard.
Breathing in deeply, the air felt fresh and rejuvenated her a little.
Spotting a table she went and sat down, facing the school building.
She sat and stared at the scene before her.
The students that would go in and out of the doors laughing, talking without any worries or fears.
Liz wished her life could be uncomplicated.
Liz wanted to be normal.
Liz wanted to be free.
She still saw Max and Tess in her mind and heard their voices.
Slowly she lowered her head onto the table, and rested it upon her arms.
She felt broken, torn.
She just wanted to be silent.

Max finally got up off the bathroom floor.
He had been there for about ten minutes.
‘What have I done? Max you idiot what have I done?’ Max moaned to himself.
Shoving the stall door open he stepped out and walked over to the sink.
Slowly he turned the tap and let the water run.
Making a cup with his hands, he let it fill up with water and he splashed it over his face.
Staring at himself in the mirror he saw it.
He saw her.
It was all he ever saw when he saw his reflection.
He saw Liz in him.
He saw Liz in his reflection.
Her eyes in his eyes.
Tears ran out of her eyes, his eyes over down their cheeks.
He was crying, she was crying.
Max had to get away from the mirror.
Walking over to the window, he threw it open and looked out over the courtyard.
And he saw her.
Liz was sitting facing the building.
Her head was resting on her arms.
Her eyes were closed.
Max stared feeling the tears rise again.

Liz slowly lifted her head.
She felt something change in her surroundings.
She felt like Max was near.
Lifting her head she stared at her bio class, where he would be.
Slowly the tears ran over her cheeks and down onto the table.
She didn’t even bother to wipe them away.

Max watched her cry.
She was so beautiful.
Her dark hair was falling over her shoulders, framing her angel-face.
Her eyes were full of pain, but amazingly beautiful.
Her body was shaking, and he just wanted to still it by putting his arms around her.
But he couldn’t, she would never let him near her.
She would never forgive him.
Just like he felt he could never forgive her after seeing her and Kyle.
They had hurt each other so badly, like they had destroyed each other.

Part Seven

Maria stood in the doorway watching Liz and Max,.
Liz was heartbroken.
But Maria realised that Max was too.
She could tell by the way Max was watching her.
She knew that Max wanted to go over and hold Liz.
But he couldn’t.
Maria felt a little guilty.
She hadn’t even considered the fact that the same thing had happened to him.
That Max had seen Liz and Kyle in bed together.
But they hadn’t had sex.
They had pretended to save the world.
Liz had pretended to save Max.
Maria watched them.
She knew how much they needed each other.
But how to bring them back together?
Maria stood quietly as Max watched Liz, tears falling over his cheeks.
Maria watched Liz, tears falling over her cheeks.
They were the same person, and Maria had to find a way to bring them back together.
Maria needed Michael.

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