I don't know how many of you have read this but I posted it ages ago and I thought I'd repost it and change it and fix it up a little. The grammar was pretty bad when I first wrote it a year or so ago but now it's better... tell me what you think *happy*


----------------------Prologue------------------

“AHH!” The boy screamed.

Liz flinched and turned around. She couldn’t watch this anymore, her father was a monster.

This was the first alien they had ever brought into the ‘white room’ and her father was torturing him beyond belief.
She was forced into watching them prod and drug him.

He was her age, tall, dark and handsome. How could someone so beautiful be an alien?

At night she found herself venturing into this room to check on him. His name was Max Evan’s, that’s all she knew about him. That and his genetics

During the night he sat in the corner and wept. Liz stood behind the wall with her hand resting on the glass, she wished she could help the stranger.

He looked innocent and her heart told her that he wouldn’t hurt a fly.

His eyes were brown and his chest was muscular, he appeared as though he were perfect.

“TELL ME!” she heard her father’s voice exclaim extra loudly.

Hurriedly she left the room and headed down the plain white hallways hoping to block out the next scream of terror her father would cause.

The next corridor held a door with the word ‘Private’ typed across it. This door lead to her compartment.

She pulled the key from it’s home, around her neck, and pushed it into the door lock.

Putting the key back in its place she aimlessly wandered over to her bedroom and with an exasperated sigh she collapsed dejectedly onto her bed.

She had lived here since she was 7 years old.

Her mother had left her father because he was too involved in his work with the FBI. She had decided to leave Liz with her father because she wanted to start a new life, from the beginning.

Back then Liz’s father was not an alien hunter, he got transferred from his regular activities and was forced to take her with him.

He treated her poorly and because of her lack of friends Liz Avalon Pierce was deprived of the love she needed.

Having no one to talk to had permanently marked her as a reserved and quiet girl.

“I love you,” were words she never heard. They may as well not be in her vocabulary.

Liz sauntered away from her bed and over to her bathroom. Turning tap in the sink on she ran her fingers effortlessly under the stream until it warmed up.

Liz took off her plain light rimmed glasses and grabbed her soap off the side of the basin.

She smeared her moisturizing soap over her cheeks while it foamed and brought her face up to the mirror so she could see her blurred form with her worthless eyes.

Forming in amongst her eyelids a small tear was created and it slithered to the surface of her face slowly. Liz let it fall; making no effort to stop it from running down her soap smothered cheek.

TBC.

---------------Part1

“He won’t cooperate but I think we are getting somewhere, he’ll tell us what we want to know soon enough, I know it,” Liz’s father talked away about his work while Liz played with her food.

“Is something wrong? You haven’t eaten anything?” he asked.

Liz put her fork down, “Why do you have to torture him like that? Maybe if you asked nicely..”

“He is a monster Liz, him and his people want to wipe out our planet and I’ll be damned if I sit back and let that happen, he is cold blooded and just talking is not going to work,” His voice was raised as he spoke.

“Dad you can’t say that because you don’t know! He looks like he is a nice person, if you even tried to talk to him like a civilized person maybe he would talk civil back!” Liz was getting frustrated.

“He LOOKS like a dumb ass teenager, but deep down I know he is evil and out to get us, I want you to mind your own business of how I do my work, I am the boss around here whether you like it or not!”

Liz got up from the table, “A dumb ass teenager is that what I am too? And how can you ask me to stay out of your work when you have forced me to live here with you? YOU are the evil, cold blooded monster NOT HIM!”

She grabbed her plate and walked away in a huff.

“You’ll thank me for all I am doing one day!” Pierce yelled.

“That is highly unlikely!” Liz yelled as she left his room.

It was 2 am and Liz was on her way to check on Max, she wondered what his personality was like? He seemed like a normal person like her and she knew what she would feel like if she were trapped in that room. The things her father said could not be true, t wasn’t possible.

Opening the door quietly she stepped into the room and gasped at the sight of him standing looking right at her through the glass. He wasn’t really looking at her though, he didn’t even know she was there, what would he think if he did ever see her?

He would think she was evil and cruel just like her father and that thought made her shiver uncontrollably, she was nothing like her father.

She walked over to the glass and stood staring at him like he was right in front of her. She raised her hand to the glass and out lined his features with her fingers. He closed his eyes and started to turn away from the wall and her throat lurched slightly.

“No, look at me again,” she whispered, she wanted to see those eyes again.

He began walking away and Liz frowned, he didn’t deserve to be trapped in here, did he have family out there worried about him? Did they know he was an alien?
Or was he alone out in the world, did he have no one to love him. Like her?

She had so many questions about him, that could not be answered.

Picking up the brown clipboard situated on the wall she began flicking through the pages of what they were going to do to him.

It made her want to be sick; it was a checklist of things that could do to him if he didn’t cooperate. There were ticks along a lot of the things, drugs, surgery and heaps of others, looking at the bottom of the list the word that she saw made her heart stop. Termination

Quickly putting the board back she knew what she had to do. Most of the things on that list were ticked, how long would it take them to get to that one?

She glanced back at Max, whom was now sitting in the corner of the room with his head resting on his knees; she sighed and hurried out of the room and down the hall.

Once in her room she pulled on some pants and a gray sweater. She quickly glanced in the mirror and straightened her glasses. She was still a teenage girl and she wanted to look good the first time he saw her, she ran her fingers through her hair than ran out her door.

Living in this place definitely had its advantages some times, she knew where all the video camera’s were and where all the keys and doors were.

After getting the key to the most important room in the building she sneaked down the hall. What would happen to her if she were caught? Her father would kill her!

Her breathing slowed as she noticed the security guard up a head, she couldn’t tell which way he was going to turn…. She slid into a different corridor and the guard walked past with out noticing her. She breathed in a sigh of relief, thank god.

Once he was gone Liz tiptoed down the corridor she originally was headed down, only a little further to go. She found the door she was looking for and noticed the camera above it, like usual.
She would have to switch that off some how.

Walking over to the camera room, she knocked and a security guard came to the door.

“Liz is there something you needed?”

Everyone who worked here knew she was the bosses daughter.

“Yeah actually I was wondering if you could go check out my room? I heard a noise and it kind of freaked me out,” Liz tried to sound innocent.

“Okay I’ll get someone right on it.” He turned around.

“No!” Liz exclaimed, “I mean I’ll watch the camera’s for you while you go check, there’s no use disrupting the other security men.”

He frowned then a smile seeped across his lips “Okay I’ll be right back.”

He headed down the hall and Liz smiled, “Thank you.”

Once he was around the corner she followed after him. She watched him walk into her room and when she knew he was surely in there she ran up and slammed the door closed and locked it.

“Aye!” he yelled.

She grinned and sprinted down the hall to the camera room. She walked in a switched off the cameras and most of the security alarms that she would have to pass through.

She grabbed the key chain that was the security guards and headed over the room Max was being kept in.

It was silent around there so she quickly checked around before she unlocked the door. Slowly she opened it and peaked in. Her eyes fell on Max who was staring at her full of alert and full of fear?

She slipped into the room quickly, “You can trust me, I’ve some to help you escape,” she whispered.

He frowned, “Who are you?”

Liz bit her lip, “A friend,”

He didn’t move any closer to her, “How do I know I can trust you?” he asked.

“Follow your heart” she smiled, “But if you do trust me you have to hurry, other wise my plan won’t work.”

“Okay,” he walked over to her. What other choices did he have, stay here and be tortured or maybe have a chance to escape?

“Okay follow me and be very careful” she snuck out the door and Max followed behind her. They crept in scilence and the same security guard from before came strolling down again.

Liz jumped back bumping into Max, “Shh,” she whispered.

He nodded and watched quietly as the guard walked past. Liz grabbed his hand and pulled him down the corridor quickly.

She placed her other hand on the fingerprint security system and it scanned it. The door clicked open and Liz pulled Max through.

“I can’t help you once you get to the gate, I have turned off the security system so we won’t have trouble getting you off the property,” Liz pushed past the two doors that lead outside and the cold air surrounded her.
She shivered and rapt her arms around herself.

“Max?” A male’s voice came from behind a wall and Liz gasped.

“Michael?” he said “It’s fine, she's on our side.”

Two guys one old and the other two younger came out from behind a fence.

“What are you doing here?” Max asked.

“Coming to get you,” The older one answered in a loud whisper.

“I can only give you a few minutes to get out the gate I have to turn the security back on,” Liz said.

“Okay, let’s get out of here,” Max said.

Liz shivered and watched as the two strangers began to sneak away.

“Thank you for everything, um uh will I ever see you again?” Max asked Liz.

She shook her head, “Probably not, you should go, good luck,” she turned around and Max grabbed her shoulder.

“What’s your name?” He asked.

“Liz,” she turned to look at the man who had captivated her thoughts since he had arrived.

She would never see his beautiful face again.

He smiled and ran his finger down her cheek before running off into the dark.

Liz sighed and hurried back inside.

She ran down the hallways and to the camera room. She switched on the cameras and watched as Max and the other two people crept away.

Once they were gone she turned the security back on.

She set the alarm to go off in one minute then hurried down the hall to her room.

She unlocked the door and the guard came rushing out,

“What happened?” he demanded.

“I don’t know, I just came down to check on you, you were taking ages,” Liz answered.

The alarm suddenly sounded and the guard swore and ran down the corridor.

Liz smiled. Her plan worked.

TBC


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